This week mark the start of the long March. It is an excellent opportunity to establish patterns and regular homework collection and portfolio return. Hopefully we are past the poor weather and will have a solid month of continuous lessons.
Reflection Writing in the Notebook
Journal Write (ap)
Reflection Rewrite (Portfolio)
Exit Comp (s)
2 Minute Presentations
AP Class * Review of the Major concepts and elements in Ethan Frome; Reflection Writing * What might attract a Teen Ager to Frome / What would turn off a Teen-Ager to Frome and Journal Review from Vacation Assignment
Repeats stages from last two weeks, but with new Novel Sets; Unit Exit give choice between Essay or Multiple Choice Exams on both books.
Reflection #3 * Freewrite on Mid-Winter Reading
Group Share; regroup students by book; fill out Selling it Sheet(s) with Key Ideas/Concepts; Random/Select person to describe and "sell students" on their book using Point/Counter Point
Reflection # 4 * Process Writing
Immigration Reading (enrichment/non-fiction) Students will read and group investigate two college level passages that infer Immigration; Vocabulary * Suggested Roles: Vocabulary Developer, Vocabulary Researcher, Question Designer.
Students will combine their reflections and other sources into creating an open ended composition over the course of two lessons with 1 week-end or three day space for final copy. Students are to use one or both winter reading books, the poems from class and the multicultural vocabulary from class and readings.
Student will have choice between Multiple Choice questions on two of the novels or a critical lens essay using both novels. Both exams will include a controlling idea segment patterned on old English Regents. AP students will have similar comparative essay using point and counter point
AP * Lear
Gen Ed * Hamlet
American Poetry II
Note: Due to the snow and short week - some students maybe working on segments from last week.
Selling it 2
Poetry and Lyrics
Questions 26 & 28 on Exit Comp
Prep Readings I & II
US History Links
Symbols and Motiffs
What makes a great novel
Would you read this book
Add rewrite of at least one reflection
AP * also add sample journal from Frome