Tuesday, May 23, 2017

English 9--5/30/2017

Jump Off
--If you have not yet turned in your Parsons text and have it with you today, please turn it in by placing it on the front table.
--Pick up the "Vocabulary Units--Exercise Check" slip from the front table. Write your name on the line and open your vocabulary book to page 93.

S. the C.
--quickly complete exercise check--when finished, pass up facedown (2-3 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!
--FYI: I am still working through both English 9 and English 10 Honors writing pieces.  Please continue being patient! :)

--Pick up a BINGO board and a highlighter from the front table. Then, begin filling in your BINGO board (Unit #7 + "helper" word in each box).

Review -- Vocabulary Unit #7 BINGO
--quickly go over "Choosing the Right Word" exercise three-in-a-row style
--information given about writing five sentences on the back of your BINGO board (you may NOT just use the sentences from the book)

--finish filling in BINGO boards/writing sentences quietly and independently
--share "how to win" boards
--share information about “board validation” (at podium, share words, basic definitions, and a sample sentence for one of the words)
--play 1-3 games (depending on time)--+1 bonus to winners
--For HW, finish preparing for the Unit #7 vocabulary quiz, which will take place at the beginning of next class.

--Recycle or FILE AWAY your BINGO board.
  • Member(s) of Dauntless (Block 3)/Amity (Block 4), get ready!
Informal Presentations (cont.) -- The Five Factions
--While presentations occur, be asking yourself these questions:
  • What is Veronica Roth's "thesis" about human nature as per the story she tells?
  • How do Roth's depictions of the factions, both their ideals and what members/ex-members actually think, say, feel, and do, help her convey her "thesis"?

Closure -- So What!?
--Below, you will see the Pawprint to Success that serves as the touchstone (the manifesto, if you will) for our high school.  Consider the Pawprint (our lives), the controlling quotations shared last class block, and the conclusions we drew in our circles in order to answer the "so what?!" question. 
  • What does this all mean?
  • How does it all connect?
  • How can we use this book to help us "get there" in our understanding of life?
  • SO WHAT?!

HW Time (time permitting)
--purposeful oral reading of Divergent beginning on page 397.

HW (Class Preparation)
--Finish preparing for the Unit #7 vocabulary quiz, which will take place next class (Wednesday, 5/31 [ACE] or Thursday, 6/1 [BDF]).  Strongly consider completing the rest of the exercises and using your BINGO board as a study tool.  REMEMBER THAT WORDS FROM PREVIOUS UNITS ARE "FAIR GAME" ON ANY VOCABULARY QUIZ THEREAFTER!  Don't forget about the incentive plan!
--Purposefully read up to page 425 of Divergent by following the directions on the halfsheet titled "Divergent Unit--Purposeful Reading Tasks".  These reading tasks are aligned with the writing sections of the English 9 Final Examination!  You should also consider jotting down any notes that...
  • help you get the "gist"
  • build upon anything that has come up in discussion.
--Following each section of reading of DivergentI still reserve the right to administer "Did You Read?" assessments similar to those that you have been taking.  If you have completed a successful reading of each section, said assessments should not be too terribly challenging! :)
--Aim to read at least 5-10 pages of your free reading book between now and next class if time permits you to do so.  ALWAYS BRING YOUR FREE READING BOOK TO CLASS!
--The English 9 Final Examination will take place on Tuesday, 6/20 during the 11:10 AM - 2:10 PM time slot.  Begin preparing for a successful performance via the review sheet, materials in your binder, etc.