Wednesday, January 4, 2017

English 9--1/9/2017 & 1/10/2017

Jump Off
--Pick up all of the following from the front table: 
  • a highlighter
  • a half-index card
  • a copy of the "Common Error QUIZ: Missing or Misplaced Possessive Apostrophe" document  
Purposefully read the directions on the quiz and carefully complete the tasks at hand.  Don't forget about the power of the "box trick".  Good luck!
--When you finish the quiz, place your work in the black basket on the front table.  Then, if you have your vocabulary book, open it up to page 52. Look through the list of words and put a mark next to all of the words that you are pretty confident about knowing already.  If you do not have your vocabulary book, take a look at the list of words on the front board and/or read your free reading book.


S. the C.
--pronounce each of the Unit #4 vocabulary words and look at definitions/synonyms/"tricks" for learning and remembering via PowerPoint
--reflect upon your performance on the Unit #3 vocabulary quiz one last time and set a rough goal for Unit #4 on your half-index card
  • If your score falls within the ineffective range (0-64) on this particular vocabulary quiz, you likely did not carefully follow directions and/or follow our classroom commitment of maintaining good study habits.  I cannot stress enough how important care and effort are and will continue to be as you move throughout high school into adulthood.  Let's keep working together on these qualities! :)
--When you finish the last task described above, turn in your half-index card and your Unit #3 vocabulary quiz at the front of the classroom.

Brain Break -- "St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves"
--update on my progress with scoring and commenting upon writing assessments
--view the film version of the short story via Vimeo

Public Speaking Activity/Free Reading/HW Time
--any students who are ready to recite the prologue in its entirety are invited to do so at the beginning of this block of time
--engage in quiet and independent reading of free reading books or Upfront newsmagazine or work quietly and independently on memorizing the prologue

HW (Class Preparation)
--Begin preparing for the Unit #4 vocabulary quiz, which will take place this Friday, 1/13 (BDF) or next Tuesday, 1/17 (ACE), bearing in mind your rough goal set during today's class.  Next time that we meet, we will continue working with this week's words, and if you already have most of the words mastered or close to being mastered, you will be in good shape!  REMEMBER THAT WORDS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS ARE "FAIR GAME" ON ANY VOCABULARY QUIZ THEREAFTER.
--If you are still struggling to find success on the vocabulary quizzes, take the initiative to meet with me during homeroom or after school so that we can put together a plan of action!
--Bring your vocabulary book next class--please do not forget!
HW (Class Preparation/Class Participation)

--Memorize the first five lines of the Prologue by the beginning of class next time (Wednesday, 1/11 [BDF] or Thursday, 1/12 [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 early, 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!
--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.
--Consider working toward achievement of your S.M.A.R.T. Goal.  Do something great this year!