Friday, September 22, 2017

English 10 Honors--9/26/2017 & 9/27/2017 DRAFT

Last terms quiz
Artifact Bags
Free Reading

English 9--9/26/2017 & 9/27/2017 DRAFT

Video, US's role, AoW directions (answer the "why a template? question), AoW assigned

Officially begin first unit (should notice overlaps with AoW work as this piece is nonfiction!)

https://www.brookings.edu/blog/up-front/2017/09/13/no-simple-solution-to-the-rohingya-crisis-in-myanmar/

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=what+is+happening+in+myanmar&&view=detail&mid=326EA319ABBF9E2A105B326EA319ABBF9E2A105B&FORM=VRDGAR

Monday, September 18, 2017

English 10 Honors--9/22/2017 & 9/25/2017

Jump Off (1-2 mins.)
--Please pick up one or both of the following documents from the front table:
  • "MLA Format (Google Docs)"
  • "MLA Format (Word 2010)"
--Consider the following question:
  • In order to move forward in the writing process as much as possible in the Computer Lab today, what do you need the environment to be like?
--The following students need to SEE ME when we arrive at the Computer Lab:
  • Austin H.
  • Casey L.
  • Ash M.
  • Storme S.
  • Tatum S.
S. the C. (10-12 mins.)
--MLA Format overview--SEE ME in the Computer Lab if you need assistance
--thesis statement review (purpose, structure, an example, etc.)--Do you have a quality thesis statement yet?  Should you?
  • STRONGLY consider writing down any information from the board!
--discuss the Jump Off so as to create a "Compact for Lab Time"
--agenda/HW

Transition (2-3 mins.)
--venture down to the Computer Lab

Assessment -- Vocabulary Quiz #1 (Fri, Sep 22, 2017) (10-15 mins?)
--Unless I inform you that you are not permitted to do so due to lack of training, log in to Membean and complete the assessment as directed.  Good luck!
--If you finish before your peers, "sneak in" a little more free reading while you wait! :)

Writing Workshop -- Thematic Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews (remainder of class)

--Suggested "game plan":
--take out your notes, outline(s), etc. and open up a document (Google Docs or Microsoft Word 2010)
--correctly format your document using one of the sheets picked up at the start of today's class
--quick-write a hook (10-ish mins.)--Do we need to review how quick writes work?
--finalize your theme statement (and, by extension, your thesis statement)
--write a bridge that smoothly connects your hook to your thesis statement
--outline/write a body paragraph--SEE our Google Classroom for a paragraph template!
--keep plugging away!

HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete a total of 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM on Thursday, 9/28.  If you fail to appropriately train between now and the administration of Vocabulary Quiz #2, you will not be permitted to take the quiz (see the "Membean Routine" document).
HW (Class Preparation)
--Prepare for the following ASSESSMENT:
  • mastery of terms/concepts 61-80 ("Realism"-"Verbal irony") NEXT class (Tuesday, 9/26 [ACE]/Wednesday, 9/27 [BDF])
    • FYI: TERMS/CONCEPTS FROM THE FIRST SIXTY ON THE LIST ARE "FAIR GAME," SO MAKE SURE THAT YOU REVIEW ALL OF THE TERMS/CONCEPTS.
Writing
--The Thematic Essay Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews essay (your best effort) is due at the beginning of NEXT class (Tuesday, 9/26 [ACE]/Wednesday, 9/27 [BDF]) typed in proper MLA format and printed out for placement in the black basket.  Good luck!
  • Consider visiting the following links for assistance if you are finding difficulty crafting a hook:
      • http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/introductions/
      • http://grammar.about.com/od/developingessays/a/How-To-Begin-An-Essay-13-Engaging-Strategies-With-Examples.htm
    • Paragraph templates are available in our Google Classroom.
      Miscellaneous
      --Read your free reading book for at least 15 minutes between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.
      --Please plan on attending our pizza party/ice cream social after school on Monday, 9/25!

      English 9--9/22/2017 & 9/25/2017

      Jump Off (2-3 mins.)
      --Without talking, form an alphabetical-by-first-name circle out of the desks.  This should take no more than two minutes!

      S. the C. (5-8 mins.)
      --looking ahead--a rough preview of "what's up" next week
      --agenda/HW
      --establish parameters for speakers and listeners

      Teambuilding Activity -- Artifact Bags (flex time)
      --I hand a paper bag to a random student--he/she then displays items from the bag one at a time, briefly describing what he/she is seeing
      --guess who?!
      --owner of bag further describes, explains, and shares an anecdote as a form of introduction to teacher/peers
      --REPEAT THE PROCESS...

      Transition (2-3 mins.)
      --re-column the desks using the signs as a guide

      DEAR -- Free Reading Books (remainder of class)

      HW (Class Preparation)
      --Read your free reading book for at least 10 minutes between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.
      --Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em! :)

      Reminders for Mr. Martin:
      • Do Mrs. Williamson's "Artifact Bag" as part of sharing in Block 3 BDF
      • Article of the Week #2 the week of 9/25-9/29

      English 10 Honors--9/20/2017 & 9/21/2017

      Jump Off (15-20 mins.)
      --If you did not do so last class, please write your first and last name on a Post-it.  Stick the Post-it to your free reading book, and place the book on the front table.
      --Pick up the "English 10 Honors--Literature and Nonfiction Terms/Concepts--Assessment--Terms/Concepts #1-60" document from the front table.  Complete the quiz quietly and independently back at your assigned seat.  Good luck!
      --AS YOU WORK, I WILL GIVE YOU A FORMAL INVITATION TO NEXT WEEK'S PIZZA PARTY/ICE CREAM SOCIAL.
      --When you finish taking the quiz, place it facedown on the floor underneath your desk.  Then, read your free reading book or a copy of Upfront newsmagazine until everyone is finished.

      S. the C. (10-15 mins.)
      --trade and grade
      • During this time, I highly encourage you to add to your definitions on your terms/concepts packet!
      --return quizzes to rightful owners--reflect on performance and note still-not-mastered terms/concepts on your packet--I will collect quizzes momentarily
      --agenda/HW

      Teambuilder/Research/Writing Workshop -- Thematic Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews (flex time)
      --What is a theme statement?
      --take a look at the "Theme Statements--The Do Nots and The Dos PowerPoint (English 9 review)
      --Transition
      • Take out any notes that you have about your partner.
      • Get in pairs formed on Day 1 of class.
      --in partnerships, continue conducting interviews/taking notes/developing theme statements:
      • REMINDER: YOU MUST INCLUDE A DIRECT QUOTATION FROM YOUR PARTNER IN YOUR ESSAY!
      --DURING THIS TIME, ANY STUDENTS INTERESTED IN A REFRESHER ABOUT WRITING HOOKS CAN WORK WITH ME OFF TO THE SIDE.

      Transition (2-3 mins.)
      --Without talking, form an alphabetical-by-last-name circle out of the desks.  This should take no more than three minutes!

      Teambuilding Activity -- Artifact Bags (time permitting)
      --I hand a paper bag to a random student--he/she then displays items from the bag one at a time, briefly describing what he/she is seeing
      --guess who?!
      --owner of bag further describes, explains, shares anecdotes, etc. as a form of introduction to teacher/peers
      --REPEAT THE PROCESS...


      HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
      --Complete a total of 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before Friday, 9/22.  If you fail to appropriately train, you will not be permitted to take Vocabulary Quiz #1 (see the "Membean Routine" document).
      HW (Class Preparation)
      --Prepare for the following ASSESSMENTS:
      • Vocabulary Quiz #1 NEXT class (Friday, 9/22 [ACE]/Monday, 9/25 [BDF])
      • mastery of terms/concepts 61-80 ("Realism"-"Verbal irony") on Tuesday, 9/26 [ACE]/Wednesday, 9/27 [BDF])
        • FYI: TERMS/CONCEPTS FROM THE FIRST SIXTY ON THE LIST ARE "FAIR GAME," SO MAKE SURE THAT YOU REVIEW ALL OF THE TERMS/CONCEPTS.
      Writing

      --The Thematic Essay Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews essay (your best effort) is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, 9/26 (ACE)/Wednesday, 9/27 (BDF) (just under one week from today) typed in proper MLA format.

      • At this point, you should...
        • be drafting a thoughtful theme statement as per the guidelines reviewed today and aiming to perfect its wording by the weekend.
        • have more than enough information and therefore ought to be outlining.
      • We will have computer access NEXT class (Friday/Monday).  Plan accordingly!
      Miscellaneous
      --Read your free reading book for at least 10 minutes between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.
      --Please plan on attending our pizza party/ice cream social after school on Monday, 9/25!

      English 9--9/20/2017 & 9/21/2017

      Jump Off (2-3 mins.)
      --If you did not do so last class, please write your first and last name on a Post-it.  Stick the Post-it to your free reading book, and place the book on the front table.
      --Pick up your copy of the first Article of the Week ("Nerd Alert: Reading is Good for Your Health") from the front table.
      --Be prepared to respond to the following question:
      • As you finish reading the first Article of the Week today in class, what, specifically, should you be doing with the text?
      S. the C. (5-8 mins.)
      --HW policy reviewed
      --"Rule of the Room" and consequence system reviewed
      --You should leave class today...
      • knowing "how we roll" during an AoW week
      • having practiced some of the skills typical of our AoW course component (and, therefore, more prepared to demonstrate said skills on our next AoW)
      • with a better understanding of and appreciation for some of your classmates!
      --agenda/HW

      Looking Ahead/Literacy Activity and Instruction -- Take a Stand/Article of the Week (30-35 mins.)
      --Reminders:
      • What should you be doing with the text?
      • Marking up the title and author is worthwhile as both pieces of information are needed to complete the "They Say" template.
      • Underlining the title and using it to get a sense of the author's purpose is worthwhile.
      --finish modeling/Q & A with paragraphs 2 and 3
      --independent reading of Article of the Week #1 (5 mins. maximum)
      --share out as per "moves" made during the independent reading block--as I/students mark up the text on the SmartBoard, do the same on your personal copy of the text
      --Transition
      • Pick up a copy of the halfsheet titled "Article of the Week #1 (2017)--Closure" from the front table.  After purposefully reading the directions, complete the task at hand to the best of your ability.
      --Closure
      • Complete the halfsheet as directed. 
      • When you finish, ...
        • turn in your halfsheet at the front table.
        • turn in your Article of the Week #1 document as well; we will continue working with this document in the future.
        • engage in free reading of either your book or Upfront newsmagazine until everyone is finished.
      Transition (2-3 mins.)
      --Without talking, form an alphabetical-by-last-name circle out of the desks.  This should take no more than two minutes!

      Teambuilding Activity -- Artifact Bags (flex time)
      --I hand a paper bag to random student--he/she then displays items from the bag one at a time, briefly describing what he/she is seeing
      --guess who?!
      --owner of bag further describes, explains, shares anecdotes, etc. as a form of introduction to teacher/peers
      --REPEAT THE PROCESS...

      DEAR -- Free Reading Books (remainder of class)

      HW (Class Preparation)
      --Read your free reading book for at least 10 minutes between now and next class. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.


      Reminders for Mr. Martin:
      • Do "Artifact Bag" as part of sharing in Block 2 ACE
      • Do Mrs. Williamson's "Artifact Bag" as part of sharing in Block 3 BDF

      Friday, September 15, 2017

      English 10 Honors--9/18/2017 & 9/19/2017

      Jump Off (18-20 mins.)
      --If you have not yet picked up a school picture form, procure one from the front table.
      --If you have a free reading book picked out already, write your first and last name on a Post-it.  Stick the Post-it to your book, and place the book on the front table.
      --Set up your binder tabs using the list on the front board.  (This list also exists as a blog post.)
      --Pick up the "English 10 Honors--Literature and Nonfiction Terms/Concepts--Assessment--Terms/Concepts #1-40" document from the front table.  Complete the quiz quietly and independently back at your assigned seat.  Good luck!
      --When you finish taking the quiz, place it facedown on the floor underneath your desk.  Then, read your free reading book or a copy of Upfront newsmagazine until everyone is finished.
      --Please SEE ME before leaving class today:
      • Grace K.
      • Casey L.
      S. the C. (20-25 mins.)
      --Membean Q & A
      --pizza party/ice cream social planning
      --agenda/HW
      --trade and grade
      • During this time, I highly encourage you to add to your definitions on your terms/concepts packet!
      --return quizzes to owners--reflect upon performance and note still-not-mastered terms/concepts on your packet--I will collect quizzes momentarily.

      Teambuilder/Research/Writing Workshop -- Thematic Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews (flex time)
      --information about the Cumulative Writing Portfolio shared (blog post)--THIS FIRST ASSIGNMENT WILL BE INCLUDED WITHIN THE PORTFOLIO
      --an introduction from another sample essay from the past shared
      --Transition--get in partnerships formed on Day 1 of class
      --in partnerships, conduct interviews/take notes:
      • REMINDER: YOU MUST INCLUDE A DIRECT QUOTATION FROM YOUR PARTNER IN YOUR ESSAY!
      Transition (2-3 mins.)

      --Without talking, form an alphabetical-by-last-name circle out of the desks.  This should take no more than two minutes!

      Teambuilding Activity -- Artifact Bags (remainder of class)
      --I hand a paper bag to a random student--he/she then displays items from the bag one at a time, briefly describing what he/she is seeing
      --guess who?!
      --owner of bag further describes, explains, shares anecdotes, etc. as a form of introduction to teacher/peers
      --REPEAT THE PROCESS...

      Before You Leave (time permitting)
      --re-column the desks

      HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
      --Complete a total of 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before Friday, 9/22.  If you fail to appropriately train, you will not be permitted to take Vocabulary Quiz #1 (see the "Membean Routine" document).

      HW (Class Preparation)
      --If you have not done so already, select a free reading book.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!  Next class block, any students who have yet to select a book will be required to come to homeroom as per policy.
      • So long as you have a free reading book selected, why not read it a bit between now and next class block? ;)
      --Prepare for the following ASSESSMENTS:
        • mastery of terms/concepts 41-60 ("Literary fiction"-"Quest") next class (Wednesday, 9/20 [ACE]/Thursday, 9/21 [BDF])
          • FYI: TERMS/CONCEPTS FROM THE FIRST FORTY ON THE LIST ARE "FAIR GAME", SO MAKE SURE THAT YOU REVIEW ALL SIXTY.
        • Vocabulary Quiz #1 on Friday, 9/22 [ACE]/Monday, 9/25 [BDF]
        Writing
        --The Thematic Essay Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews essay (your best effort) is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, 9/26 (ACE)/Wednesday, 9/27 (BDF) typed in proper MLA format.
        • At this point, you should have close to enough information and therefore ought to consider outlining.
        • We will have computer access on Friday/Monday.  Plan accordingly!
        Miscellaneous
        --Please plan on attending our pizza party/ice cream social!

        Thursday, September 14, 2017

        Binder Tabs--Suggested Setup for English 9/English 10 Honors


        • NOTES/LIT. TERMS
        • AOW
        • GRAMMAR HAMMER
        • WRITING
        • RET. WORK/MISC.

        English 9--9/18/2017 & 9/19/2017

        Jump Off (3-5 mins.)
        --If you have not yet picked up a school picture form, procure one from the front table.
        --If you have a free reading book picked out already, write your first and last name on a Post-it.  Stick the Post-it to your book, and place the book on the front table.
        --Set up your binder tabs using the list on the front board.  (This list also exists as a blog post.)
        --Please SEE ME before leaving class today:
        • Brandon B.
        • Lana B.
        • Blake B.
        • Abigail C.
        • Keeley K.
        • Rebecca L.
        • Dakota S.
        S. the C. (5-8 mins.)
        --You should leave class today...
        • with a better-organized binder
        • knowing what the AoW course component is, why we do it, and "how we roll" during an AoW week
        • having practiced some of the skills typical of our AoW course component (and, therefore, more prepared to demonstrate said skills on our next AoW)
        • with a better understanding of and appreciation for some of your classmates!
        --agenda/HW

        Transition (1 min.)
        --Pick up your/a copy of the first Article of the Week ("Nerd Alert: Reading is Good for Your Health") from the front table.

        Looking Ahead/Literacy Activity and Instruction -- Take a Stand/Article of the Week (45-60 mins.)
        --Block 2 ACE/Block 3 BDF: Has anyone been paying attention to the news/current events/pop culture this summer?  If so, what has struck you?
        • briefly engage in discussion--I will share/clarify as necessary
        --explanation of the protocol for Take a Stand (a quick activity we'll likely use often this school year):
        • Momentarily, I will make a debatable statement:
          • If you agree with the statement, STAND UP next to your desk.
          • If you strongly agree with the statement, STAND ON your desk chair.
          • If you disagree with the statement, STAY SEATED in your desk chair.
          • If you strongly disagree with the statement, SIT ON THE FLOOR next to your desk.
        --"My" claim: Human beings often treat each other terribly, and this reality is due in part to people reading infrequently.
        • show your position
        • cold-calling--students randomly selected to briefly explain their stance (no more than three sentences)
        --share rationale behind the Article of the Week (PowerPoint)
        --purposeful oral reading of the directions in the box at the top of the first page for Article of the Week #1
        • PurposeYou should know exactly what to do while independently reading both today and in the future with regard to this assignment.
          • How can you attend to this purpose before, during, and after the upcoming oral reading block?
        --Q & A/modeling
        --independent reading of Article of the Week #1 (5 mins. maximum)
        --share out as per "moves" made during the independent reading block--as I/students mark up the text on the SmartBoard, do the same on your personal copy of the text
        --Transition
        • Pick up a copy of the halfsheet titled "Article of the Week #1 (2017)--Closure" from the front table.  After purposefully reading the directions, complete the task at hand to the best of your ability.
        --Closure
        • Complete the halfsheet as directed. 
        • When you finish, ...
          • turn in your halfsheet at the front table.
          • turn in your Article of the Week #1 document as well; we will continue working with this document in the future.
          • engage in free reading of either your book or Upfront newsmagazine until everyone is finished.
        Transition (2-3 mins.)
        --Without talking, form an alphabetical-by-last-name circle out of the desks.  This should take no more than two minutes!

        Teambuilding Activity -- Artifact Bags (remainder of class)
        --I hand a paper bag to random student--he/she then displays items from the bag one at a time, briefly describing what he/she is seeing
        --guess who?!
        --owner of bag further describes, explains, shares anecdotes, etc. as a form of introduction to teacher/peers
        --REPEAT THE PROCESS...

        HW (Class Preparation)
        --If you have not done so already, select a free reading book.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!  Next class block, any students who have yet to select a book will be required to come to homeroom as per policy.
        --So long as you have a free reading book selected, why not read it a bit between now and next class block? ;)

        Reminders for Mr. Martin:
        • Do "Artifact Bag" as part of sharing in Block 2 ACE
        • Do Mrs. Williamson's "Artifact Bag" as part of sharing in Block 3 BDF





        English 10 Honors--9/14/2017 & 9/15/2017

        Jump Off (1-2 mins.)
        --Pick up the "Free Reading Course Component--Overview Document" from the front table, which we will purposefully read together as soon as attendance has been inputted.

        S. the C./Looking Ahead #1 (18-20 mins.)
        --consequences posters pointed out--our classroom is bound by these posters from now until the end of the school year!
        --agenda/HW
        --purposeful oral reading of the "Free Reading Course Component--Overview Document"/directions given for what to do following today's assessment
        • Q & A
        Transition (1 min.)
        --Pick up the "English 10 Honors--Literature and Nonfiction Terms/Concepts--Assessment--Terms/Concepts #1-20" document from the front table.  Complete the quiz quietly and independently back at your assigned seat.  Good luck! 
        • When you finish taking the quiz, place it facedown on the floor underneath your desk.  Then, ...
          • browse the classroom library for a free reading book.
            • If you find a potentially intriguing book, sign it out by writing on the sheet located on the filing cabinet.
          • read your free reading book or a copy of Upfront newsmagazine.
        Assessment -- Literature and Nonfiction Terms/Concepts--Assessment--Terms/Concepts #1-20 (25-30 mins.)
        --complete the quiz quietly and independently
        --book selection/free reading of a book or Upfront newsmagazine
        --trade and grade
        • During this time, I highly encourage you to add to your definitions on your terms/concepts packet!
        --return quizzes to owners--reflect upon performance and note still-not-mastered terms/concepts on your packet--I will collect quizzes momentarily.

        Transition (1 min.)
        --Please pick up each of the following sheets from the front table:
        • "Membean Routine"
        • "Creating a Membean Account"
        Looking Ahead #2 -- Membean (Vocabulary Course Component) (15-20 mins.)
        --purposeful oral reading of the "Membean Routine" document
        • Q & A
        --troubleshoot our way through logging in and calibrating

        Flex Time
        --From now until class time ends (unless we stop and do a few Artifact Bags), ...
        • make sure to log in to Membean and calibrate.
          • If you do not have an electronic device upon which to do so, hopefully a peer can help you out!  (Also, I might be able to snag us some laptops before the class block ends.)
        • continue gathering information about your partner for the "Thematic Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews" essay.
        • engage in free reading.
        Teambuilding Activity -- Artifact Bags (time permitting)
        --I hand a paper bag to a random student--he/she then displays items from the bag one at a time, briefly describing what he/she is seeing
        --guess who?!
        --owner of bag further describes, explains, shares anecdotes, etc. as a form of introduction to teacher/peers
        --REPEAT THE PROCESS...

        Before You Leave (time permitting)
        --re-column the desks
        --an introduction from another sample essay from the past shared

        HW (Class Preparation)
        --If you signed out a book from the classroom library today or if you have a book at home that you are reading or would like to begin reading for our free reading course component, bring the book to NEXT class (and daily between now and when you finish the book or the end of Marking Period 2, whichever comes first).  Otherwise, make time to sign a book out either from our classroom library or the high school library.  I will be checking your books in the near future!
        --Prepare for the following ASSESSMENT:
        • mastery of terms/concepts 21-40 ("Dialect"-"Literary criticism") next class (Monday, 9/18 [ACE]/Tuesday, 9/19 [BDF])
          • FYI: TERMS/CONCEPTS FROM THE FIRST TWENTY ON THE LIST ARE "FAIR GAME," SO MAKE SURE THAT YOU REVIEW THE FIRST FORTY.

        --Continue getting in touch with your writing assignment partner and engaging in the "research" process (especially now that your purpose is clearer having analyzed the assignment sheet).  The more intriguing information you have gathered about your partner by the middle of next week, the better!
        Writing
        --The Thematic Essay Writing Assignment--Partner Interviews essay (your best effort) is tentatively due at the beginning of class on Friday, 9/22 (ACE)/Monday, 9/25 (BDF) typed in proper MLA format.
        HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
        --Complete a total of 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before Friday, 9/22.  If you fail to appropriately train, you will not be permitted to take Vocabulary Quiz #1 (see the "Membean Routine" document).
        Miscellaneous
        --Make sure to SEE ME if you have any questions about anything from our course so far.  (For example, if you are having difficulty getting your Membean account set up, swing by after school and "take care of business" on my computer!)
        --Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em!