Monday, April 3, 2017

English 10 Honors--4/5/2017

Jump Off
--Pick up a copy of the document titled "ENGLISH TEST" from the front table. Complete the test quietly and independently. As you complete the test, make a list (perhaps in the margin?) of what you need to know in order to complete each "question." (For example, for #1, you need to know comma rules and how both the semicolon and long dash function.) Good luck!
--Please sit in your new seat assigned last class.
--Please SEE ME before leaving class today:
  • Zena W.
*LOTF ASSESSMENTS HAVE BEEN ENTIRELY SCORED AND INPUTTED IN SCHOOLTOOL.  STAY DURING HOMEROOM IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A PEEK.*
S. the C.
--agenda/HW

Instruction -- The ACT English Test (until 8:16 AM)
--The following information is from www.princetonreview.com:
  • "The ACT English Test is not a grammar test or a test of how well you write.  Instead, the ACT tests your editing skills--your ability to fix errors in grammar and punctuation and to improve the organization and style of five different passages."
--go over the J.O. (portion of an ACT English Test) question-by-question--arrive at an answer for each, create list of "need to knows", analyze the list of "need to knows" (what is really/mostly tested?), determine a score, contextualize your score via the information written up on the front board, etc.

HOOKED ON BOOKS

HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
--Complete 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM tomorrow (Thursday, 4/6).  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).
HW (Class Preparation)
--If you feel it is necessary, read through the packet of additional information pertaining to the common grammar error explored last class and complete PRACTICE #4 (located in a manila folder in the "Grammar Hammer Extras" area of the classroom).  A quiz about restrictive vs. nonrestrictive elements will take place next class (Friday, 4/7).

--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 takes place the rest of this week!
--Work on the End-of-Course Assignment--you do not want to wait too long to get started on this!
HW (Class Preparation/Take-Home Assessment)
--Finish The Alchemist by the beginning of  class next time (Friday, 4/7).  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 on that day:
  • collection of your Post-its for assessment purposes
  • a "60/40" reading assessment
  • a discussion geared around your Post-its