Thursday, January 12, 2017

English 9--1/18/2017 & 1/19/2017

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 Prologue in its entirety, engage in free reading during this time.

Public Speaking Activity Preparation/DEAR--Part 1 -- Prologue Recitations/Free Reading
--Prologue recitation in pairs

Public Speaking Activity/DEAR--Part 2 -- Prologue Recitations/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.
--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.

Transition #1
--Take out your notebook or binder and open back up to the section of notes labeled "Irony Rough Notes."

Mini-Lesson (cont.) -- The Three Types of Irony
By the end of the mini-lesson, 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.

--purposefully view remaining 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 2 ACE after finishing purposes behind Situational Irony: Will Ferrell's "Dissing Your Dog" skit from Saturday Night Live (I'll give a heads up about language first): (poor video quality--sorry!)

Pick back up here in Block 3 BDF and Block 4 BDF on 1/18: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
--Pick back up here in Block 1 ACE: 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?

Transition #2
--Please pick up the following from the front table: 

  • both a blue and a pink highlighter
  • a copy of the document titled "COMMENT BANK FOR REPORT CARDS"
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
HW Time/DEAR -- Free Reading (time permitting)
--engage in quiet and independent reading of your free reading book or Upfront newsmagazine

HW (Class Preparation)
--"Clean up" your Irony notes (e.g., finish copying information from your rough notes onto your Irony notes page, write a clean page of notes in your notebook, etc.).
--Review your Irony notes.  I reserve the right to "check on" your mastery of the objectives of the mini-lesson at any time in the future!
--If you are unable to fully recite the Prologue in class today, you are expected to stay for homeroom tomorrow as per policy.
--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?!