Tuesday, June 6, 2017

English 9--6/7/2017

Jump Off
--Pick up a copy of each of the following from the front table: 
  • the "Divergent Unit--CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN - CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE--Did You Read? Quiz"
  • the "End-of-Unit Essay--Feedback Analysis" document
Get started on completing the quiz quietly and independently with the awareness that I will interrupt you in a few minutes to give you further directions.  Good luck!
--Please SEE ME before leaving class today:
  • Jasmine M.
  • Lizzie P.

Assessment -- Divergent Unit--CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN - CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE--Did You Read? Quiz

--complete the quiz

--When you finish, place the assessment on the floor next to your desk.  Then, begin taking a look at your essay.

S. the C.

--trade and grade--scored assessments returned to test-takers for self-reflection purposes--scored assessments collected
--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!
--Reminder: "Loose ends" to tie up

Writing Workshop -- Feedback Analysis/Moving Forward: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet End-of-Unit Essay
--quiet and independent formal feedback analysis
  • During this time, students with specific questions can meet with me as per the order established on the front board.
--whole-group share-out ("I wrote...in the...category.")/Q & A ("For the...category, I wasn't sure what you meant by...")--notes/"mini-lessons" added to the sample feedback analysis document on the front board--CONSIDER TAKING NOTES EITHER IN YOUR NOTEBOOK OR ON THE FRONT/BACK OF YOUR FEEDBACK ANALYSIS DOCUMENT

Transition/Brain Break
--turn your essays back in
--sign-ups for refreshments on our last class day

Review -- Divergent Themes (time permitting)
--determining emergent themes and creating theme statements process reviewed via notes from earlier in the course
--create a list of theme words on the front board
--quietly and independently, create a meaningful and complex theme statement including one or more of the theme words from our list
--in pairs, share theme statements
--pick a theme statement with which to work in your partnership in order to answer the following questions:
  • What are the three best pieces of evidence from the story in support of the theme statement?
  • How does each piece of evidence support the theme statement?
Review -- English 9 Final Examination (time permitting)
--quietly and independently, work with your review sheets (e.g., define terms, brainstorm characteristics and details for important characters from Divergent, etc.)
--back in pairs, discuss review sheets
--whole-class Q & A

Loose Ends
--The English 9 Final Examination will take place on Tuesday, 6/20 during the 11:10 AM - 2:10 PM time slot.  Continue preparing for a successful performance via the review sheet and information sheet, materials in your binder, etc.
--Complete and turn in a one-pager or follow through on your book-talk arrangements by 3:00 PM on Friday, 6/9 if you are deciding to earn credit for free reading the past two marking periods.
--I need you to turn in school materials (e.g., Divergent) ASAP.  Also, if you have any other books in your possession that belong to me, I need those back as well!