Annual Daily Objective: I will realize my weaknesses so that I might overcome them with the help of someone or something more powerful than myself. • Unit Objective: I will integrate study & knowledge of the skills and concepts identified in my Diagnostic Tests (5) into my individual extension activities& group projects in order to better understand how I fit into my culture, society, and the world and to work toward mastery. I will contribute. • Language Objective: I will read aloud until I express with full emotion in speech and writing the world created in the print and nonprint texts. As a result of reading and listening to others read print and non-print text, I will express in my personal reflections, questions, and opinions through speech and writing personal understandings of the skills and concepts listed below as they are used and found in texts and life based on my experience with classmates and the texts. I will also listen to, record and respond in speech and writingto my classmates’ thoughts and reflections. Where can I improve or help others to improve as related to all types of texts and data? Mr. Moshé’s Language Arts Class December 7th, 2012SILENT ROOM.
December 7th, 2012Sustained Silent Study Hall While people are coming into the classroom, this room must remain a • This is Individual Time. • This is NOT time to socialize. • This is a great time to self-reflect on your day. • What went well? Where’d you screw up? • How can you be more positive and productive • tomorrow? • You could spend some time on spiritual studies. • You could do some sustained silent reading of your personal novels • Ah! You could do your Language Arts Homework & Assignments, or work on things to be completed for other classes. Silent Room.
December 7th, 2012D.E.A.R. - 10-15 minutes JOURNALING REQUIREMENTS EVERY time you read, you must include the following information as part of your journal entry. • 9/24/12 Title of Book, Author’s Last Name Pg# - Pg# • D.E.A.R. Subsequent Lines should be composed of” • JS#___ • Journal Writing – Next Journal Starter, or Approach Paper Work • Evidence of any/all reading strategies being put to work on your novel. Silent Room. Silent Room.
December 7th, 2012What should I stay reminded of? Regular Weekly Homework Read every night for 20 minutes and Journal. Article of the Week – Go to Kelly Gallagher’s website and get your article for this week. Regular Bi-Weekly Homework Vocabulary List #6 related HW & Assignments 12/5 – (midnight deadline) – Block by Block Word Offerings – Offer words in person & online at moshej.edublogs.org 12/6 – (midnight deadline) – VOTING DONE 12/7 – Website Postings & Posters 12/8 – Charts & Artifacts - Are you going to let yourself down? 12/14 – TEST - This test will happen. Other Homework Approach Papers – 11/30/2012 – THIS FRIDAY!!! EXTRA CREDIT – Due at end of QTR – Can you write the Blues? EXTRA CREDIT – Due at end of QTR – Can you write about the Blues?
December 7th, 2012What should I stay reminded of? Post details for the vocabulary words to http://moshej.edublogs.org Make posters for the Word Wall Get your CHARTS AND ARTIFACTS going. TEST – 12/14 – Agenda that!
Due by end of quarter - EXTRA CREDIT!!! Lyric Poetry - Can you write the blues? Write a blues song modeled after one of the three songs you have in your notebook. Your song must be inspired by something from one of the stories, The Treasure of Lemon Brown or The Moustache. Blues topics include homelessness, poverty, violence, abandonment, loss, occult, superstitions, the joy of living, animals, places, humor, politics, depression, hard times, discrimination/racism, folk heroes, jealousy, love, sickness, heartache, natural disasters, religioun, spirituality, war. Your song could deal with a person, place, thing, event, and/or situation from one of the stories, OR a combination of any of the above. Tray this if you have it. You can turn these in all the way to the end of the quarter.
Due by end of quarter - EXTRA CREDIT!!!Expository Essay - Can you write about the blues? Writing prompt- Imagine you have chosen one of the following topics for a report: • Birth & Growth of Blues Music – Growing Pains • African American History & The Blues • The Life of Blues Musicians Explain which selection you would use as a source of information for this topic and why. If more than one selection would be useful, state why, and explain what each selection would provide. You may wish to use the chart or poster you have created. Responses must include: (1) topic(s) you choose; (2) selection(s) you would use; and (3) the reasons why you would use the preferred selection(s). Tray this if you have it. You can turn these in all the way to the end of the quarter.
Clean Sheet of Paper – Group Priorities On another sheet of paper create the table below. Each of you needs to do this. Starting with anyone in the group, go through each skill strand. If anyone has 80% or lower in any skill strand, place the skill strand on the list on the left, and enter the person’s name and percentage. Do this for every skill strand. If everyone has 81% or better, DO NOT list it.
Clean Sheet of Paper – Group Priorities Identify the skill strands where the LOWEST SUCCESS PERCENTAGES are, and HIGHLIGHT THEM. These will be your focus. Through print and nonprint texts, you will work on these weaknesses.
Literature Circles - Civil War Background?K-W-H-L You will be responsible for fiction, nonfiction and poetry selections. NOW, Prepare a KWHL for each topic below. TOPICS 1. The Civil War, Slavery, Human Rights 2. Group Skill Strand Weaknesses TONIGHT, Check out my website for resources by the end of today. HW to add to your agenda
Literature Circles - Civil War Core Texts You will read each of the following selections in Literature Circles. You choose the jobs you do. You will answer all TEXT ANALYSIS questions that follow the selections. • Biographies PP 266-289 • Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad (p 279 – 5,6,7) • The Mysterious Mr. Lincoln (p 288 – 5,6,7) • Personal & Fictional Narrative PP 329-343 • Drummer Boy of Shiloh (p 336 – 5,6,7) • Civil War Journal (p 343 – 3,4) • Civil War Poetry, Songs, and Videos(http://moshej.edublogs.org) Don’t forget you’ve got the grammar books in your baskets to pull into the action.
December 7th, 2012– Your GOAL is to Grow Stronger. Each group will develop a lesson plan that offers practice in your group’s 2 LOWEST SUCCESS PERCENTAGES. THEN teach to the class. Each group will do the following: • Select a rubric for grading from my website. • Incorporate 1 reading selection from the ones I provide. • Incorporate 2 poems, songs, videos or a combination from the ones I provide. • Incorporate 1 extra selection if you so desire from the additional resources • Present your lesson.
December 7th, 2012–Your lesson • Your lesson must address 2 weaknesses of the LOWEST SECCESS PERCENTAGES identified on your group priority lists. FIND AND highlight those LOWEST Success Percentages NOW. • Your LESSONS must satisfy and/or address 8 criteria: • D.E.A.R. – 15 minutes of personal reading with journal • Grammar portion – They are given practice & answers • Warm Up related to the weaknesses – Their minds start working • Explicit instruction section – You lecture • Guided practice section – you take them through • Individual practice section – can be singles or pairs • Assessment – They get POST ASSESSED with 2-5 questions • Anything else not listed here that IS in the rubric you choose.
December 7th, 2012–Your lesson DIVISION OF LABOR. (add to your rubric) • Those individuals with the weaknesses must • Lead the grammar, explicit instruction & the guided practice sections of the lesson. • handout materials, • give feedback/comment • Those individuals who are stronger in these areas will • Lead the D.E.A.R., Warm Up, and Assessment sections of the lesson • handout materials, • give feedback/comment
December 7th, 2012- Conventional Grammar Moment USE your grammar texts to complete this Test REVIEW - EOG Style Tests & Exams • Multiple Choice Questions • Each wrong MULTIPLE CHOICE answer must be reworked into a written R.A.D. answer that • has the question Reworded in the answer, • the students own Answer to the question, and • Detailsto support the student’s own answer. • Short & Long Written Response Questions • Each incorrect item must be reworked by • finding 2 people in the room who have the answer correct, • creating a R.A.D. answer from the two you find onto one’s own paper. R A D!!
December 6th, 2012- Conventional Grammar MomentUSE your grammar texts to complete this. • Test REVIEW - Vocabulary Tests • Each incorrect item must be reworked by • copying from vocabulary charts, and peoples’ tests who got the item right, • the word, • definition, and • sentence from the text, and • 2 original student sentences from their tests (correct only, of course).
December 6th, 2012DATA CRUNCH TIME • Student Led & Teacher Guided Answer ReWorkings • Here’s an example . . . Got #5 wrong? Here is what a ReWorked answer could look like The point of view of the selection can be described asomniscient which means all-knowing. I know this because the author allows us to follow and see inside the minds of multiple characters. For example we know Pandora’s thoughts, “Why would Zeus give me a box and not let me open it” (¶#6), as well as we do Prometheus’ thoughts, “After some thought, Prometheus decided to risk everything for his beloved mankind” (¶ #2). REWORD the question R A D!! Give your ANSWER. DETAILS ( 2 – 6) for support
December 6th, 2012Afternoon Study Hall From 4:15 until every individual has left this room, this room will be a Silent Room. • This is Individual Time. • This is NOT time to socialize. • This is a great time to self-reflect on your day. • What went well? Where’d you screw up? How can you be more positive and productive tomorrow? • You could spend some time on spiritual studies. • You could do some sustained silent reading of your personal novels • Ah! You could do your Language Arts Homework & Assignments, or work on things to be completed for other classes.
Afternoon Study Hall December 6th, 2012 • This room must remain SILENT until Iam allowed to leave.
November 6th, 2012- Conventional Grammar MomentCheck your work.. This time will be used for test review & data gathering.
November 6th, 2012- Core Activitiesfor Content, Skills & Life This time will be used for test review & data gathering.
Test Time – OH JOY! – December 14th, 2012NEW for the 2nd QTR, Only 5 EXTRA CREDIT POINTS POSSIBLE! Set up a sheet of paper for your Vocabulary Test 4 sections Word Bank, Definitions, Sentences, Extra Credit • We will begin in 2 minutes. • You will get 30 minutes to complete the test. If you finish early, read your book, work on an independent extension activity, group project, poster, there are too many things to think of.
December 14th, 2012When you’ve finished the test . . . • File Maintenance: Data Cover Sheet, Reflection Sheet, and Items • Student Led & Teacher Guided Diagnostic Test Data Crunch • Figure out ALL of your success percentages. • Skill Strands with 9 items – highest priority • Skill Strands with 1 item – lowest priority • THEN, PRIORITIZE which skill strands NEED to be reworked 1st • For now, PRIORITIZE only skill strands that have2or more items • LOWEST success percentages – 1st Priority • HIGHEST success percentages – Lowest Priority