Tuesday, January 17, 2017

English 10 Honors--1/20/2017

Jump Off
--Please pick up everything listed below from the front table: 

  • both a blue and a pink highlighter
  • a copy of the document titled "COMMENT BANK FOR REPORT CARDS"
  • a copy of "Article of the Week #4 (1/23 - 1/27)"
S. the C.

--Reminder: Your Classroom Coupons expire at the end of this Marking Period!  If you hand me a coupon today, I will figure out how to use it for you so that it best impacts your GPA.
--agenda/rationale behind our current endeavors/HW
  • When learning about some of the conventions of literature today, keep this overarching question in mind:
    • What should we be looking for and discussing when analyzing William Golding's Lord of the Flies?
Self-Reflection -- Marking Period 3
--Does anyone need me to MODEL comment selection?  (These are the same directions you followed at the end of Marking Period 2.)
  • Highlight in blue two comments that demonstrate your strengths this marking period in English class.
  • Highlight in pink two comments that demonstrate your areas for growth this marking period in English class.
  • Of your four total comments, pick the two that best capture your performance this marking period.  Next to the highlighted comments, write a brief (yet specific) explanation for your selections.
--complete comments document quietly and independently as per the model and turn in when finished
  • rough GPAs shared
--If you finish and others are still working, place your comments document in the black basket on the front table.  Then, engage in free reading.

Looking Ahead/"Crash Course" -- Article of the Week #4 and the Classical Approach to/Aristotelian Model of Argumentation
--quick notes given about the Classical Approach to/Aristotelian Model of Argument--I am aiming to aid you in your completion of AoW #4 and, potentially, your End-of-Course Assignment!


--Take our your materials from last class (notes pertaining to conventions of literature and Inside Out).

Application Activity/Writing Workshop -- Applying the Conventions of Literature to Inside Out (start back up at 50:40ish on 1/31/2017)

--following a purposeful viewing of Inside Out, you and your group members (same groups with whom you presented your convention of literature) will write a two-three paragraph response in which you...
  • show that one of the conventions of literature is being implemented within the film
  • explain how the director used the convention to develop an emergent theme of the story

--continue purposefully viewing the film by jotting down notes:
  • Which conventions of literature are being used?  How so?
  • What meaningful and complex theme statements "work" for the film?
  • How do the conventions used "feed in" to the theme statement(s)?
  • Take note of anything that might be useful when crafting your final argument of the course, too!
HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)

--Complete 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM on Thursday, 2/2.  If you fail to appropriately train between now and the administration of Vocabulary Quiz #5, you will not be permitted to take the quiz until you catch up (see the "Membean Routine" document).
Take-Home Assessment/Writing
--Complete Article of the Week #4 as directed for submission on Thursday, 2/2.
--Read at least 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class. Your book must be finished by mid-March. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS.
--Work toward achievement of your S.M.A.R.T. Goal?