Monday, March 13, 2017

English 10 Honors--3/16/2017

Jump Off -- Song Lyrics Revisited (3-5 mins.)
--Pick up some Post-it Notes for today’s reading of the final chapter of Lord of the Flies.
--Take out your Mumford and Sons annotated song lyrics from prior to our reading of LotF.  Now that you have nearly finished (or, perhaps, completely finished) the novel, quickly reread the lyrics.  Does anything else “stick out” now that didn’t before that could illuminate our discussions as we wrap up the novel?  Jot down additional annotations accordingly.
--When you finish, please form an alphabetical-by-first-name circle out of the desks.  We are going to concurrently read, take notes about, and discuss CHAPTER TWELVE of LotF in the circle today.

S. the C. (8-10 mins.)
--"Tell Me Something Good"
--briefly discuss the Jump Off prior to oral reading of CHAPTER TWELVE

Purposeful/Active Oral Reading and Discussion -- LotF CHAPTER TWELVE (flex time)
--Reminder: 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
--purposeful/active reading tasks MODELED during oral reading of the first paragraph on page 183
--oral reading continued/reading tasks completed
  • Every three pages or so, we will stop and engage in discussion--when discussion “peters out”, we will pick back up with oral reading!
"Assessment"/DEAR -- Free Reading Books (last 30-35 mins. of class)
--complete one-pagers
--Students who have already completed one-pagers will do one of the following:

  • Continue reading CHAPTER TWELVE of LotF
  • Quietly look for a new novel-length work in our classroom library or at the high school library
  • Engage in free reading of a novel-length work
  • Engage in free reading of Upfront newsmagazine
--When finished, turn in your one-pager and...

  • Continue reading CHAPTER TWELVE of LotF
  • quietly look for a new novel-length work in our classroom library or at the high school library
  • engage in free reading of a novel-length work
  • engage in free reading of Upfront newsmagazine.
HW (Class Preparation)
--Vocabulary Quiz #5 is postponed until next week.  If you have not trained the total number of minutes assigned since Vocabulary Quiz #4, please catch up between now and next class.  Otherwise, you will not be permitted to take the quiz on the day that it is scheduled (see the “Membean Routine” document).
--One-pagers are due at the end of the day tomorrow (Friday, 3/17) for those of you who have yet to complete one.  
--Consider selecting a free reading book for the last two marking periods that will in some way aid you in the completion of your End-of-Course Assignment.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FINAL FREE READING BOOK OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TO CLASS!
--Finish purposefully/actively reading CHAPTER TWELVE of LotF prior to next class.  Also, strongly consider reading "Notes on Lord of the Flies", a piece of literary criticism about the novel that begins on page 203.
--The final novel assessment for LotF is scheduled for Wednesday, 3/22.  (Though the ideal day for this assessment is actually Monday, 3/20, I didn’t want to schedule the test for the first class day back following musical weekend [You’re welcome! :)].)  Review your purposeful/active reading notes and notes from the discussions that have occurred in class as preparation for the final novel assessment.  This assessment will consist of identification of significant passages (mirroring the “speed dating” activity that took place the past few classes).  On the assessment, you will be held accountable for knowing and being able to apply the following concepts/terms:
  • allusion
  • atmosphere/mood
  • characterization
  • Christ(ological) figure
  • conflict
  • deus ex machina
  • diction
  • foreshadowing
  • geography
  • imagery
  • irony
  • juxtaposition
  • literary blindness
  • literary communion
  • literary vampire
  • marked for greatness
  • metaphor/simile
  • microcosm
  • monomyth (hero’s journey)
  • motif
  • plot
  • point of view
  • setting
  • symbolism
  • theme (e.g., fear, good and evil, human nature, loss of identity, loss of innocence, mob mentality, etc.)/theme statement (What about the aforementioned themes?)

Come to class next time with a list of discussion items/questions that we can use to continue moving forward as we wrap up the novel together.
--Continue thinking about (and, quite frankly, consider beginning working on) the End-of-Course Assignment--you do not want to wait too long to get started on this!