Friday, March 24, 2017

English 10 Honors--3/28/2017

Jump Off (1-2 mins.)
--Please 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 (8-10 mins.)
--work time
--engage in a share-out/discussion by completing the notes template on the front board

S. the C. (5-8 mins.)
--finish previous agenda item (if necessary)

Transition #1 (1-2 mins.)
--Please pick up your "Live Wire" from the bookshelf.  Then, follow the instructions below.

Teambuilder/The Alchemist Novella Unit Introduction--Part 2 -- Live Wire (30-35 mins.)
  • 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 student 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 #2 (1-2 mins.)
--Re-column the desks and pick up the Ticket-Out-the-Door document from the front table. 

Closure #1 (5 mins.--TIMER SET!)
--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 during the next transition.

Transition (1-2 mins.)
--Turn in your Ticket-Out-the-Door by placing it in the black basket on the front table.
--Pick up the following: 
  • approximately 2-4 strips of Scotch tape
  • a quarter slip of paper with Post-it direction
  • approximately 8-10 Post-its from the front table.
HW Time (remainder of class)
--take a look at the Post-it directions and swap them in to your copy of the novella--Q & A
--reading (oral? independent?)/discussion of first few pages?

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 today (Tuesday, 3/28).  See your "Preparing for the GVEP Literary Contest" document for additional information.
HW (Class Preparation/Take-Home Assessment)
--Read the PROLOGUE and PART ONE of The Alchemist (up to the end of page 47).  Demonstrate your best skill level in reading actively/purposefully via the Post-it Note strategy, and expect any or all of the following to occur during our next class block: 

  • collection of your Post-its for assessment purposes
  • a "60/40" reading assessment
  • a discussion geared around your Post-its 
 HW (Class Preparation)
--Aim to read at least 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS, and keep in mind that Hooked on Books precedes April Break!
--Work on the End-of-Course Assignment--you do not want to wait too long to get started on this!

On the backburner:

  • "Madness" done in class upon submission of revisions
  • LotF Exams returned