January 4

Honors 9th January 5-8

9th Lit Honors /January 5-8, 2016       

 

Planning Your Week:

W-F 1/6-8—Return signed syllabus.  Bring $12 for vocabulary book.

Th 1/7—Mini-me due

 

Monday, January 4

Student Holiday/Teacher Workday

 

Tuesday, January 5

Learning Goal: Learn how to be successful in this class. Reflect on personal qualities and characteristics that will guide study habits.

  1. Distribute syllabus.  HOMEWORK: Read the syllabus, write down questions you have about the course for discussion tomorrow.
  2. View The Science of Character video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdQRECe37K0
  3. Bring a sheet of paper and pencil to computer lab 113; log in with student number (lunch number).
  4. Set up Google Docs Google Drive Instructions
  5. Teacher will review TRSS sheets while students are taking the survey.
  6. Take the VIA Character Strengths survey http://www.viacharacter.org/www/The-Survey
    1. Register (choose NOT to receive emails) (it’s free)
    2. Take the YOUTH survey
    3. 120 questions (about 10 minutes)
    4. Supply personal demographic info
    5. Write down top five strengths
  7. Mini-Me assignment (Due Thursday). Mini Me Character Strength
    1. Introduce Assignment
    2. Brainstorm personal strengths and character traits. Relate to the top three results from the survey VIA Character Strengths
    3. Begin working on your mini-me. You MUST finish it for homework to participate in Thursday’s activity.

 

Wednesday, January 6

Learning Goal: Reflect on personal qualities and characteristics that will guide study habits.

  1. Gather signed syllabi. Receipt payments for vocab books.
  2. Students will fill out Welcome sheet and teacher will facilitate data gathering—see ppt. (We will use this as a spring board to the Mini-Me discussion and later for Open House.)
  3. Discuss questions related to syllabus and course.
  4. Review PSAT results and extra credit opportunity PSAT Score Report Review
  5. Review the video from yesterday. Discuss perceived character strengths, weaknesses, and differences. Work on Mini-Me due tomorrow.

  

Thursday, January 7

Learning Goal: Reflect on personal qualities and characteristics that will guide study habits.

  1. Gather signed syllabi. Receipt payments for vocab books.
  2. Hang up Mini mes in your group. Divide into groups based on the main virtue your top strength falls under (Wisdom/Knowledge, Courage, Humanity, Justice, Temperance, Transcendence).
  3. Narrative Argument Lesson:
    1. Review Thesis/Primary Claim
    2. Topic sentences/Reasons
    3. Details/Evidence
    4. Analysis of connections among details/evidence and claim
  1. Write an argument paragraph that defends why you belong in the character strength category you chose: If you do not finish in class, you will complete this for homework due Friday.

 

Friday, January 8

Learning Goal: Write an argument using reasons and evidence.

  1. Review the argument writing process: Introduction, Claims, Reasons, Evidence, Analysis, Conclusion
  2. Read “Making the Grade” article MAKING THE GRADE From NEWSWEEK JUNE 17
  3. Timed-writing: Timed Writing Prompt for Making the Grade
  4. Peer Review:  9th Timed Writing Peer Review Checklist

 


Posted January 4, 2016 by Rachael Sanford in category Honors 9th Literature

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