Wednesday, March 8, 2017

English 10 Honors--3/9/2017

Jump Off (1-2 mins.)
--Pick up a copy of the "For the passage..." document from the front table.  This document serves as a reminder of how you are aiming to respond during today's discussion activity.

--Sit in the desk that corresponds with your next scheduled "date".  (On the diagram on the front board, I drew a star on the desk where Mikayla should be sitting.)

S. the C. (3-5 mins.)

Discussion Activity (cont.) -- Significant Passage "Speed Dating" (60-75 mins.)
--Reminder: activity directions
  • the student with his/her back facing east stays stationary throughout the activity
  • the student with his/her back facing east starts each "date" by reading his/her selected passage aloud
  • the student with his/her back facing west aims to complete tasks A, B, C, and D (explaining how the selected passage could be used in a discussion of his/her claim)
  • the student with his/her back facing east validates/corrects before sharing how the passage fits with his/her claim
  • roles reverse
  • "dates" end after 9 minutes
  • students with backs facing west rotate as per the diagram drawn on the whiteboard
  • lather...rinse...repeat!
--engage in "speed dating" process until all of the remaining dates (7 total) have occurred--taking notes is strongly encouraged!

Transition (1-2 mins.)
--Re-column the desks and sit in your assigned seat.

"Assessment"/DEAR -- Free Reading Books (remainder of class/time permitting)
--engage in free reading--students without books will read Upfront newsmagazine (located on the front table)
--If you have already finished your free reading book but have yet to complete a one-pager, select and begin completing a one-pager.

HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM tonight (Thursday, 3/9).  Expect Vocabulary Quiz#5 to occur next week sometime.  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 pertaining to LotF in preparation for an upcoming assessment.
--Consider reading at least 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class.  Marking Period 4 ends on Friday, 3/17!  IF YOU NEED TO SELECT YOUR FINAL FREE READING BOOK OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, PLEASE DO SO ASAP--ALWAYS BRING A FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!