Tuesday, April 4, 2017

English 10 Honors--4/7/2017

Jump Off
--Pick up a copy of the "QUIZ--Restrictive elements/Non-restrictive elements" document from the front table.  After carefully reading the directions, complete the assessment quietly and independently.  Good luck!

S. the C.
--trade and grade--scored assessments returned to test-takers for self-reflection purposes--scored assessments collected

Discussion Preparation -- Exploring Allusions
--finish group work time as per directions after modeling (15 mins.?)

--Form a circle out of the desks.  Sit next to the classmates with whom you just worked.
--If you did not do so last class, label a page in your notebook as follows: "Paulo Coelho--Author Background".

Notetaking/Discussion Preparation -- Paulo Coelho--Author Background
--As I read information aloud about author Paulo Coelho, jot down purposeful notes.
--Draw a line underneath the notes you just took.  Label the next section of your notes "The Alchemist Discussion up to the End".

Discussion/Closure -- The Alchemist up to the End
--engage in discussion:
  • The following individuals must contribute before any others can "jump in":
    • Jackson B.
    • Morgan B.
    • Abi D.
    • Tanner H.
    • Delaney P.
    • Bethany S.
    • Emily W.
    • Zena W.
  • First, we will share information gathered/conclusions drawn regarding allusions.
  • For the remainder of the discussion, consider the following items:
    • active/purposeful reading notes--I will read aloud a "Have You..." list for the reading up to page 104.
    • Paulo Coelho "writing what he knows"--applying author background to The Alchemist
  • Today's contributions will be assessed via the "Discussion Contribution Rating Scale".

Assessment Reflection -- Lord of the Flies Novel Assessment 2017
--Some percentages:
  • Highest Score: 94%
  • Average Score: 80.09%
--assessments returned
--quiet and independent performance/feedback analysis (consider making a list of "pros and grows" in your notes [e.g., techniques/elements/conventions not yet mastered, writing skills, etc.]

--Return your exams by placing them in the black basket on the front table.

Brain Break (time permitting)
--free read some more?
--play a game?

HW (Class Preparation)
--Remember that I reserve the right to conduct a reading assessment at any time. It would be in your best interest to continuously review your reading notes for The Alchemist and any related materials. Remember, too, that you are expected to both understand and apply your understandings of certain terms/concepts to your reading of the novella (in addition to the typical terms/concepts such as setting, symbolism, theme, etc.): allegory, allusion, aphorism, Christ(ological) figure, Coelho's "Four Obstacles" Philosophy, dilemma, everyman, fable, foil, genre, geography, interior monologue, leitmotif, literary blindness, literary communion, literary vampire, magical realism, marked for greatness, monomyth (hero's journey), motif, myth, paradox, and quest. A sample assessment question/prompt, then, might look like the following:
  • How is Paulo Coelho's novella The Alchemist a blending of several literary modes/genres? Consider using any or all of the following terms in your response: genre, allegory, fable, and magical realism. What is one likely purpose Coelho was looking to fulfill when he decided to tell such a story?
--Aim to read at least 25 pages of your free reading book between now and next class.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!
--Work on the End-of-Course Assignment--you do not want to wait too long to get started on this!

On the backburner:
  • Paraphrasing Mini-Lesson as preparation for culminating assignment (based on observations while assessing the "Reading Nonfiction Document"s)
  • ACT nonfiction passages and multiple choice questions
  • "Madness" done in class upon submission of revisions
  • LotF Exams returned