Sunday, January 8, 2017

English 9--1/11/2017 & 1/12/2017

Jump Off
--Spend some time looking over your copy of the Prologue as final preparation for the first part of today's class block.  If you have already recited the first five lines, engage in free reading during this time.

Public Speaking Activity Preparation/DEAR--Part 1 -- Prologue Recitations (First Five Lines [or More!])/Free Reading
--prologue recitation in pairs

Public Speaking Activity/DEAR--Part 2 -- Prologue Recitations (First Five Lines [or More!])/Free Reading
--volunteers first, then cards drawn

--following recitations, (potentially) engage in free reading in order to keep all four classes "on the same page"

S. the C.

Transition #1
--Pick up an index card from the front table.  Number the index card 1-20 as per the model on the front board.
--Open your vocabulary book to page 52. Spend the next few minutes of class quietly and independently looking over the words, as we will spend the next part of today's class reviewing.

Review -- Vocabulary Unit #4
  • Leave class mostly familiar with the meaning of and able to pronounce the Unit #4 vocabulary words
  • Leave class with a sense of which words to further study in preparation for the vocabulary quiz next class

--PowerPoint slides shared--use word list on front board/write answers on card--check knowledge/understanding as we go, making note of which words to study more closely
--For HW, finish preparing for the Unit #4 vocabulary quiz, which will take place at the beginning of next class.

Transition #2
--Take out your notebook, date the page (1/11/2017 [BDF] or 1/12/2017 [ACE]), and label this section of your notes "Irony Rough Notes."  Then, write down each of the following items, skipping a few lines between each item: 
  • Irony
  • Situational Irony
  • Verbal Irony
  • Dramatic Irony
Finally, under each of the items, write down everything that you think you know so that I can get a sense of your collective prior knowledge and tailor the contents of the forthcoming mini-lesson accordingly.  I will post an illustrated Shel Silverstein poem that is ironic in an attempt to help you out a little bit!

Mini-Lesson -- The Three Types of Irony
By the end of the mini-lesson (which will continue into our next class block together), you should...
  • be able to define both irony in general and the three main types of irony
  • be able to recognize each of the types of irony in action
  • understand some of the reasons why authors implement irony
  • have a solid page of notes to study in order to master irony--your mastery and the notes page itself should aid you in future endeavors.

--share out work from "Transition #2"  in order to begin creating class definitions for each of the terms--add to your rough notes in your notebook
--purposefully view three video clips, each of which corresponds with one of the three types of irony--your purpose:
  • Knowing that each video exemplifies a type of irony, add to each of the definitions in your notebook
  • Consider the way that you feel/the impact that the irony is having on you as a viewer--write your thoughts in your notebook
 Video Clips:

Pick back up here in Block 4 BDF after looking at objectives:
Tap into prior knowledge about Verbal Irony and Dramatic Irony, share objectives, then pick back up here in Block 2 ACE:
Clip from M. Night Shyamalan's 2002 film Signs (I'll provide a brief plot summary first):

Pick back up here in Block 3 BDF/Block 1 ACE: Will Ferrell's "Dissing Your Dog" skit from Saturday Night Live (I'll give a heads up about language first): (poor video quality--sorry!)

Clips from DreamWorks' 2001 film Shrek (a student provides a brief plot summary first):

--following each video clip, add to our rough notes up on the front board/your rough notes in your notebook
--Transition--pick up the "Irony Notes" page from the front table

--independently or in pairs (assigned by me), purposefully read the notes page (How did we do?!), write an example for each type of irony (from the video clips, other movies or television shows you have seen, works you have read in school in the past, and/or real life), and jot down in list form authorial purpose(s)/intended effect(s) (e.g., humor)

--whole-class share-out--add to official notes page

  • connect back to our work with "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves" (contrast and contradictions and theme development)


  • For each of the following examples, if you think that the example is situational irony, hold up ONE finger.  If you think that the example is verbal irony, hold up TWO fingers.  If an example best fits dramatic irony, hold up THREE fingers.  Finally, if an example is in no way ironic at all, hold up a FIST.
  • Put your head down on your desk, listen to each example, and throw your hand up in the air!

1. I failed the test because I did not study.
2. Dave’s blood pressure medication gave him a heart attack.
3. Juliet took a sleeping potion, but Romeo, who has no idea, thinks that she is dead and hastily takes his own life.
4. The box of airdropped humanitarian aid landed on the refugee and crushed him to death.
5. I missed the job interview because I overslept.
6. “Thank you for this ticket, Officer. You just made my day.”
--Where should you put this notes page?

HW Time -- Memorizing the Prologue (time permitting)
--quiet and independent work time (paraphrasing, repetition of lines, writing lines in own handwriting, etc.)

HW (Take-Home Assessment/Class Preparation)
--Memorize the first ten lines of the Prologue by the beginning of class next time (Friday, 1/13 [BDF] or Tuesday, 1/17 [ACE]), and be ready to demonstrate your memorization in class when I draw cards for oral recitations.  Remember that if you are able to recite the entire Prologue on next time, an additional 100% quiz score will be factored in to your Marking Period 3 GPA, and your "Initiative" soft skills report will be positively impacted!
HW (Class Preparation)
--The Unit #4 vocabulary quiz will take place at the beginning of class next time (Friday, 1/13 [BDF] or Tuesday, 1/17 [ACE]). Finish preparing.  REMEMBER THAT WORDS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS ARE "FAIR GAME" ON ANY VOCABULARY QUIZ THEREAFTER!

--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.
--ACE students: Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em!
--Work toward achievement of your S.M.A.R.T. Goal?!

On the backburner:
  • A Paragraph's a Paragraph's a Paragraph instruction (if necessary)
  • Break down model paragraph together (if necessary)