Tuesday, April 18, 2017

English 9--4/20/2017 & 4/21/2017

Jump Off (1-2 mins.)
--Please get back into your Romeo and Juliet large groups from the end of last class block and wait patiently for further directions!
--The following students must SEE ME before leaving class today:
  • Shawn D.
  • Leah E.
  • Ryan H.
  • Carter P.--stayed 4/19 and 4/20--not turned in
  • Storme S.
S. the C. (10-20 mins.)
--Reminder: It is important for you to stay caught up with regard to all of your coursework.  It is in your best interest to check the blog and SchoolTool often.  Additionally, if you have an "INC" for a Marking Period, following up with me ASAP would be wise!
--directions given for debate (SEE BELOW) and for finishing Step #2 from last class block:
  • finish forming your argument/counterargument and assign spokespeople (three total--consider who worked with which folder initially)

--finish Step #2 from last class block (5-10 mins.) (MORE TIME NEEDED IN BLOCK 4)

Transition (3-5 mins.)
--Form a large circle consisting of 17 desks and a smaller inner circle consisting of 8 desks--I'LL DRAW A PICTURE ON THE BOARD IF I NEED TO!

Activity (cont.) -- Debate Circle (20-ish mins.)

Step #3: The Debate
  • purpose of desks explained: 6 desks in the inner circle are for spokespeople to share their views while the 7th desk and the 8th desk in the inner circle are designated for anyone who wants to come in briefly and add information to the debate (advisement for spokespeople, clearer explanations, direct quotations, etc.) after which he or she must go back to his or her desk in the outer circle
  • spokespeople move to inner circle desks to prepare for debating about the following question:
    • Who is more impulsive throughout Act IV and Act V of The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet, Romeo or Juliet?
  • begin debating with a spokesperson from Romeo's "camp" (timer at 45 seconds)--I'll moderate, moving from "camp" to "camp" and including the "7th and 8th deskers" whenever appropriate
  • during the debate, outer circle members are to be silent until all the spokespeople in the inner circle have been heard (unless, of course, an outer circle member chooses to take the 7th or 8th desk)--taking notes during the debate is highly encouraged! :)
  • after the spokespeople in the inner circle have debated the topic, outer circle members can direct questions to individual spokespeople (time permitting)
Transition (1-2 mins.)
--Re-column the desks and...
  • Block 4 BDF: pick up a copy of the "Collaboration Reflection/End-of-Unit Essay Ticket-Out-the-Door" document
  • Block 1 ACE, Block 2 ACE, and Block 3 BDF: take out your copy of the "Collaboration Reflection/End-of-Unit Essay Ticket-Out-the-Door" document
Looking Ahead/Closure (5-15 mins.)
--Block 1 ACE, Block 2 ACE, and Block 3 BDF: after carefully reading the directions on the back of the Ticket-Out-the-Door, complete the task at hand and submit your best work based on the time permitted
--Block 4 BDF: after carefully reading the directions on the Ticket-Out-the-Door, complete the tasks at hand and submit your best work based on the time permitted

Transition (1-2 mins.)
--Turn in your T-O-D and pick up a copy of the "End-of-Unit Essay--Procedures List #1" document from the front table.
--Take out your copy of the "The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet End-of-Unit Essay" document.

Writing Workshop -- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet End-of-Unit Essay (15-25 mins.)
--oral reading of assignment sheet/Q & A
--purposeful oral reading of the first step/Q & A
--quiet and independent work time
--brief share-out via a drawing of cards
--process repeated for remaining steps

Transition (1-2 mins.)
--Pick up an index card from the front table and write your name at the top of the lined side of the card.

Closure (last 3 mins. of class)
--On your index card, write the thesis statement for your essay as it currently stands.  Please do your best work so that I can do my best work in order to aid you!

HW (Class Preparation)
--Bring your vocabulary book to class next time.  PLEASE DO NOT FORGET!

--Continue progressing through your essay-writing process in whatever manner you see fit.  (It would be in your best interest to finish compiling evidence.)  The final version of your essay (your absolute best effort) is tentatively due at the beginning of class on Thursday, 5/4 (ACE) or Friday, 5/5 (BDF).
--Aim to read at least 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class (especially with the knowledge that we will be delving into Divergent very soon).  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!

On the backburner:

    • A Paragraph's a Paragraph's a Paragraph instruction (if necessary)
    • Break down model paragraph together (if necessary)