--Please pick up a copy of the "Article of the Week #7 (5/8-5/12)" document from the front table. As soon as I finish taking attendance, we will take care of our work with this article together.
--Please SEE ME before leaving class today (preferably down in the Computer Lab while working):
- Darby C.
- Lilly D.
- Tabitha D.--SAW ME
- Davy D.
- Shawn D.
- Mike H.--ABSENT ON 5/8--SAW ME IN THE CLASSROOM ON 5/9 AND IS LOOKING FOR AOW #6
- Jake O.--ABSENT
- Carter P.--SAW ME--DOES NOT KNOW WHERE AOW IS SO AS TO SUBMIT
- Alyssa P.-A.--DID NOT SEE ME
- Cody V.
--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!
--oral reading and brief discussion of AoW #7
--consult blog post titled "Paraphrase Scoring Sample and Exemplary Paraphrases"
- How can you use your returned AoW #6 to help you write a better End-of-Unit Essay?
--head down to the Computer Lab and sit at computers assigned via a drawing of cards
Writing Workshop -- The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet End-of-Unit Essay
--What do you think of this agreement?:
COMPACT FOR WORK TIME
- Talking should be very limited
- When talking must occur, get peer's attention first and stay on task.
- Teacher will use the consequence system in place for lack of compliance.
- Listening to music via headphones is acceptable.
- SEE ME if you need an instructions page for MLA format.
HW (Class Preparation)
--"Gist" read up to the end of CHAPTER FIFTEEN of Divergent (pg. 188). This might include completing one or both of the following tasks:
- asking yourself the "Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How" questions every five pages and jotting down related notes on lined paper
- jotting down notes on Post-its related to important characters, plot events, contrasts and contradictions, etc. and sticking the Post-its to the corresponding pages in the book
--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!
HW (Class Preparation/Writing)
--Continue progressing through your essay-writing process in whatever manner you see fit. The final version of your essay (your absolute best effort) is due at the beginning of class on Friday, 5/12 (ACE) or Monday, 5/15 (BDF). Don't settle for anything less than your best! Please also keep in mind our classroom policy for meeting due dates of long term assignments. (What is the policy again?!)
--We will have computer access again next class. Prepare accordingly.
On the backburner:
- "Dos" and "Do Nots" Powerpoint
- Rubric handed out and "analyzed"
- continuing to address board items for the essay
- analyzing results of self-assessment
- zeroing in on Divergent reading purposes