Tuesday, January 17, 2017

English 9--1/20/2017 & 1/30/2017

Jump Off
--Pick up the document titled "Feedback Analysis/Moving Forward: 'St. Lucy's...' End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment/Writing Assignment" from the front table and read the directions on both the front and back of the page.

S. the C.
--Q & A

--information shared about where we are headed over the course of the next few class blocks

  • rough objective for today's class block: leave the classroom a better writer for academic purposes than you were when you entered
Writing Workshop -- Feedback Analysis/Moving Forward: "St. Lucy's..." End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment/Writing Assignment
--information regarding Marking Period 4 writing assignment/growth score shared along with the assignment due after next class block:
  • Next class, after learning how to do MLA Format, we will head down to the Computer Lab so that you can work on the writing assignment.  Here are some of the assignment details:
    • You must submit your color-coded "to-do" list and color-coded, completed writing assignment via email to me by 11:59 PM on 2/6/2017 (BDF) or 2/7/2017 (ACE).
      • My email address is jmartin2@livoniacsd.org.
      • If your email is not time-stamped before 11:59 PM on the due date, your work will be marked late.
      • If any of the following is true about your work, I will not accept it until you have "taken care of business" (likely also resulting in your work being marked late):
        • Your "to-do" list is missing or not color-coded.
        • Your MLA Format consists of two or more errors.
        • You have not attended to all of the feedback provided by me.
        • Your paragraph is not color-coded matching your "to-do" list.
--Q & A about directions for today's work

--use of the document modeled with a student paragraph
--writing pieces returned for quiet and independent feedback analysis
--independent work time--during this time, students with specific questions can meet with me as per the order established on the front board
  • In terms of the "Control of Conventions" category, you should definitely be checking for any errors related to our most recent Grammar Hammer work!
--whole-group share-out ("I wrote...in the...category.")/Q & A ("For the...category, I wasn't sure what you meant by...")--notes/"mini-lessons" added to the sample feedback analysis document on the front board--TAKE NOTES EITHER IN YOUR NOTEBOOK OR ON THE FRONT/BACK OF YOUR FEEDBACK ANALYSIS DOCUMENT
  • Whenever appropriate, I will share examples from student work in order to clarify (e.g., a highly-effective theme statement vs. an effective theme statement vs. a mere theme).
Writing Workshop #2/DEAR -- "St. Lucy's..." End-of-Mini-Unit Assessment/Writing Assignment AND/OR Free Reading Books
--work on handwritten revisions to your writing piece quietly and independently 
--engage in free reading (students without books will read Upfront newsmagazine)

HW (Class Preparation)
--Come to class following midterms with everything necessary to complete your writing assignment.  This might require you to finish up some of the work from today's class block.
--If you have not already done so, "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 were unable to recite the Prologue at 80% or higher last class and did not report to homeroom as per policy, I will be referring you to the main office in an attempt to get you in here to work with me!  Those of you with Prologue plans in place, commit to following through!
--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?!
--Best of luck on your midterms!