Tuesday, March 21, 2017

English 10 Honors--3/24/2017

Jump Off
--If you have yet to do so, please remove all notes from your copy of Lord of the Flies.  Then, place your book on the front table.
--If you have yet to receive a copy of The Alchemist, pick up a copy of the book from the front table.  Then, write your name and book number on the sheet of paper near the books.
--On the inside cover of your copy of The Alchemist, write the following:
  • your first and last name
  • Mr. Martin
  • 2016-2017
Transition #1
--venture down to the Computer Lab

Assessment -- Vocabulary Quiz #5 (Fri, Mar 23, 2017) (20-ish mins.?)
--Unless I inform you that you are not permitted to do so due to lack of training, log in to Membean and complete the assessment as directed.  Good luck!

--If you finish before your peers, "sneak in" a little free reading while you wait! :)

Transition #2

--venture back to the classroom
--Pick up a copy of the "Preparing for the GVEP Literary Contest" document from the front table on your way back in.

S. the C.
--oral reading of the "Preparing for the GVEP Literary Contest" document--Q & A

Transition #3
--Spend a few minutes reflecting upon your "life to date," your years from birth to the present:
  • When you were "little", what did you want to be when you "growed up"?
  • What memorable experiences have you had?
    • Is there a past experience that you can completely and totally visualize (a flashbulb memory, if you will) when you close your eyes?
  • What is the most important lesson you have learned?  How did you learn this lesson?
  • What has been the overall climax?
  • What problems have you faced?
    • What has been the most difficult experience so far?
  • What individuals have impacted you, and how?
Teambuilder/The Alchemist Novella Unit Introduction--Part 1 -- Live Wire
  • to create a visual illustration of your life
  • Pick up materials from the front table (up to four pipe cleaners).
  • Use materials to construct a visual illustration of your "life to date": the significant trends, patterns, and events of your years thus far (think about your brainstorming from "Transition #3"!).
  • Once your "Live Wire" is finished, "sneak in" a little more free reading until everyone has finished. 
Transition #4
--Pick up the "The Alchemist Novella Unit--Paulo Coelho's 'Four Obstacles' Philosophy" document from the front table.  Read the directions and have at it!  (Feel free to work together "anchored in" to the "Compact for Group Work"!)

Purposeful Reading/Discussion -- Paulo Coelho's "Four Obstacles" Philosophy
--work time
--engage in a share-out/discussion by completing the notes template on the front board

Teambuilder/The Alchemist Novella Unit Introduction--Part 2 -- Live Wire
  • to encourage attentive listening
  • to promote inclusion
  • Plan a brief "presentation" of your "Live Wire" in which you do the following for your peers:
    • describe your design
    • explain the rationale behind your design
    • apply any or all of Paulo Coelho's "Four Obstacles" to your visual illustration
  • Form a circle out of the desks.
  • Each students shares his or her "Live Wire" with the rest of the class as per the three bullets above.
  • After each student shares, others may ask questions, express mutual feelings/concerns, etc.
Transition #5
--Re-column the desks and pick up the Ticket-Out-the-Door document from the front table. 

--After carefully reading the directions for the Ticket-Out-the-Door, complete the task at hand and submit your best work based on the time permitted prior to leaving class.

HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM on Thursday, 3/30.  If you fail to appropriately train between now and the administration of Vocabulary Quiz #6, you will not be permitted to take the quiz until you catch up (see the "Membean Routine" document).
--Your properly formatted, partially revised short story or poem is due on Tuesday, 3/28.  See your "Preparing for the GVEP Literary Contest" document for additional information.
HW (Class Preparation)
--You can expect to finish today's lesson next class!
--Take a "chunk" out of your free reading book between now and next class, as you will be given reading assignments for The Alchemist beginning next class, thus limiting your (I assume?) already diminished time. ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS, and keep in mind that Hooked on Books precedes April Break!
--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!
--Enjoy the weekend--you only get so many of 'em!

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