Friday, April 28, 2017

English 10 Honors--5/3/2017

Jump Off
--Take out your copy of the "Monomyth Writing Assignment--Style Tip #2" document from the end of last class block.

S. the C.
--"Monomyth Writing Assignment" Q & A

Writing Workshop #1 -- Figurative Language
--finish completing the practice on the back of the page
--in groups formed via a drawing of cards ("anchor in"!), share with each other in order to answer this question:
  • Which of my images created via figurative language is strongest?
--share out via a drawing of cards (You may exercise your Right to Pass!)

--You will need lined paper to complete the next task planned for today's class block.

Writing Workshop #2 -- Fate and/or Alchemy Quick Write
--quick write prompt read and clarified--brief models shared orally (roof and American Ninja Warrior)
  • The kicker: You must include purposeful figurative language in today's writing piece (e.g., metaphor, personification, etc.)
--clock set for 8 minutes--Ready.........set......GO! (writing time)

Whole-Class Share-Out-- Fate and/or Alchemy Quick Write
--Sharing your thoughts, ideas, interpretations, etc. in class requires courage.  Right now, I would like to offer you the opportunity to talk about your own lives with the entire class.
--What did you write about today?
    • Though you again have the Right to Pass here, I hope that several of you choose not to exercise it!  "I want to see you be brave!" (Bareilles).
    Review -- The Grammar Hammer: Restrictive (Essential) vs. Non-restrictive (Non-essential) Elements
    --Sometimes, you just need a man with a gray mustache to enlighten you...

    • Pick up a copy of the "Commas with Nonessential Clauses and Phrases" document from the front table.
    --mindful completion of "Exercise A"
    • If you feel it is necessary to do so, read the information in the box at the top of the page first.

    --go over "Exercise A" via volunteers at the SMART Board


    • Pick up a copy of the "RE-ASSESSMENT--Restrictive vs. Non-restrictive Elements" document from the front table. 
    --complete the assessment quietly and independently.  Good luck!
    • FYI:
      • Your score on this assessment will be fairly reported in your Marking Period 5 GPA (e.g., If you earn a score that improves your GPA, I will report said score as a "growth score".)
      • A new document exists in the "Grammar Hammer Extras" area related to restrictive and non-restrictive elements.  Feel free to pick up a copy if your understanding still is not "there" yet.

      • trade and grade--scored assessments returned to test-takers for self-reflection purposes--scored assessments collected
      HW (Practice/Take-Home Assessment)
      --Complete 45 minutes of Membean training as directed before 11:59 PM on Thursday, 5/4.  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)
      --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!
      HW (Class Preparation)/Writing
      --Your "Monomyth Writing Assignment" is tentatively due on Tuesday, 5/9.  Please plan accordingly and bear in mind the style work that we have completed in class.
      --Work on the End-of-Course Assignment--you do not want to wait too long to get started on this!  Mrs. Donohue and I are in the process of hashing out plans moving forward!
      --I wish you the best of luck if you are taking an AP exam next week and hope that my plans help you use your time in the best manner possible!

      On the backburner:
      • Paraphrasing Mini-Lesson as preparation for culminating assignment
      • ACT nonfiction passages and multiple choice questions
      • "Madness" done in class upon submission of revisions