Sunday, February 5, 2017

English 10 Honors--2/8/2017

Jump Off
--Prepare for today's LotF CHAPTER ONE discussion by looking through your Post-its and planning a few high-level contributions.  What do you want/need to talk about today?  Additionally, a "reading for details" quiz will occur momentarily!
--The following students must SEE ME before leaving class today:
  • Abi D.
  • Alyssa S.
  • Emily W.
S. the C.
--reading for details quiz (10 questions)
  • When finished, fold your lined paper in a hot dog fashion and pass it up your column.

Additional Discussion Preparation -- LotF CHAPTER ONE
--"anchored in" to the "Compact for Group Work", work in small groups (assigned via a drawing of cards) to jot down notes pertaining to the prompt/question assigned to you--dig back into the text and find supporting evidence
--if time permits, continue discussing by sharing your contributions brainstormed during the Jump Off

--Form a circle out of the desks sitting next to the peers with whom you just worked.
--Bring to the circle the following items:
  • notes pertaining to the prompt/question with which you just dealt
  • your notebook
  • your purposefully/actively Post-ited copy of Lord of the Flies
  • your study guide
Discussion -- LotF CHAPTER ONE
In our circle discussions, you need to...
  • ask questions that probe reasoning and evidence from your teacher and peers
  • offer contributions that are strong and well-supported by the text (e.g., At the start of the story, a character is introduced as "[t]h boy with the fair hair".  This suggests that...)
  • provide detailed anecdotes/references if making connections between the text and real life/other works.
--Today's protocol: All must contribute once to today's discussion before any second contributions are made--bear in mind the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale"
 --engage in high-level discussion:
  • prompts/questions from previous chunk of class time
  • purposeful reading Post-its as per the "What to Look for in Lord of the Flies" list
  • active reading Post-its (e.g., questions, connections to personal experiences, favorite lines or sections, etc.) 
  • study guide
Transition -- return to your desks and pick up a copy of the Ticket-Out-the-Door

Closure -- Ticket-Out-the-Door (Note to a Friend) (remainder of class time)

HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM on Thursday, 2/9.  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).
HW (Class Preparation)
--Review your materials from today's LotF work in preparation for an upcoming assessment.
--Purposefully/actively read CHAPTER TWO of Lord of the Flies as preparation for analysis/discussion/(an assessment?) next class.
  • In order to engage in high-level discussions about this challenging text, our purposeful/active reading tasks are as follows:
    • complete Post-its
      • look for, draw potential conclusions about, and flag the items on our "What to Look for in Lord of the Flies" list
      • read actively as we have done in the past (e.g., if you have a question, jot it down and flag the page; if you connect the text to personal experience, jot down notes about the connection and flag the page; etc.)
    • complete the study guide as directed
--On Tuesday (2/14) and Thursday (2/16) of next week, you will be taking an examination that mirrors the New York State Regents Examination in English Language Arts (Common Core).  Please come prepared!
--Consider reading 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?