1. DLP #4
2. Vocabulary unit 1- words & definitions
3. Finish Word analysis packet
4. Writing strong paragraphs
5. Class collaboration- literary terms
As always, we began class with the DLP. New this week is vocabulary. Every Monday students will receive a list of ten words for which they are responsible. On Friday we will have a quiz. At the end of three units, we will have a test. Along with this formative assessment, students are responsible for completing a vocabulary activity that will encourage them to take ownership of the words. It may very, but for this unit I have assigned a word foldable. *I showed students how to do this in class.* The foldable will be due before the quiz on Friday and counts as a practice and process grade.
As we are short on time, I helped students through the last portion of our word analysis packet. Rather than assigning the activities, I reviewed the material with students and we completed them verbally. This include looking at roots and making word associations as a vocabulary strategy.
I spent the next portion of class reviewing the format of a good paragraph. I showed students an easy method of prewriting that will guarantee they write strong paragraphs as well as a model paragraph. Students then followed this method to compose a paragraph on the topic of their choice. I collected these at the end of the period.
The final activity is a class collaboration. For the first step, students are working in pairs to define a literary term. They selected a card in class that listed the term and whether they would need an example of the different types. They then received white paper and a textbook. They were to write the term and example/ types on the paper so that it is highly visible. (These will be posted in the classroom for reference.) Students could earn bonus points for including a visual.
First period received directions for the second portion of the assignment. Partners will be responsible for accessing a Google document and adding their definitions and examples/types. I have already set up the document with an example and emailed the ink to each student's WCPSS email. I instructed students who did not know their email accounts to see me. This is to be completed by Friday. We will then use this document as a class study tool. Second period has not begun this step yet.
1st period document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d3ldJpCs5hBNFKF_0SD3nIsdf2-VpLlcXMfCaEkkSbw/edit
2nd period document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oLwdgI9ulfDt6B0k4tbYYq3KvjeniMqSDzyuJwReIag/edit
4th period document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1STQA0gXct_2YPNdxzqNcImCkSyp7-Hnt3oU2x3Ajp38/edit
Student surveys completed by 2/1
W.A.I. project due Thursday 2/2
unit 1 quiz & foldable due Friday 2/3
Literary term documents must be completed by Friday 2/3