Class Agenda #141 – Last Day Part I

Class Agenda #141- Last Day Part I

  • Opening Circle- Group Juggle
  • Opener= What Grade Should You Get For THIS MARKING PERIOD?
  • Song- “Crooked Smile” J. Cole (2013, 4:38)
  • SLT- I can analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
    • Journal- What grade should you get for this marking period? Explain this clearly.
      • Things graded:
        • Hamlet Essay
        • Regents Work
        • Notebook
        • Group Juggle
        • Commitment and Energy in Class.

When you’re done, continue to look at The Regents Work

Mini-Lesson- Some Handy Vocab for improving your writing.

Continuing to Look Through Exams-

engl82013-exam

January 2015- 

June 2012

Looking At The Scoring Keys- Read over the Answers and especially The Short Answer and/or Essay

August 2013 

January 2015

June 2012

  • Class Work-

    Option 1- Revise Last Weeks Essay with some of the Vocab Words from the reading above.

    Option 2- Look through the Exams and Answers above and Work on Sections you Need.

    Option 3- Search and Memorize the Authors and Review the General Plots of: “Hamlet”, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, “How To Date a Brown Girl”, and “Welcome to the Monkey House”. (Also, look up Native Son, Of Mice and Men, and any other text.)

    Well Have some Sort of Game or Contest about authors and moods Thursday and Friday.

    Some Helpful Links- Spark Notes, Google, Junot Diaz

    Homework-

    Bring in any Regents Work that you’ve done these past few weeks in TOMORROW. Do it if you haven’t.

    Continue to familiarize yourself with the test and the texts that you’ve read.

    If you haven’t finished the essays or short responses from the week, work on those too.

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Class Agenda #140 – New York State Regents Choose Your Own Adventure.

Class Agenda #140- Choose Your own Adventure.

  • Opening Circle- Quick Announcement
  • Opening Song- “Family”  Chance The Rapper (2:59, 2013)

Opener-USE The Time to Work on Whatever you Need for Regents. Please ask if you need some help.

  • SLT- I can analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
    • Journal- What do you still need to work on for ELA Regents?
    • Share Out

Mini-Lesson-

Mini-Lesson- Some Handy Vocab for improving your writing.

Continuing to Look Through Exams-

engl82013-exam

January 2015- 

June 2012

Looking At The Scoring Keys- Read over the Answers and especially The Short Answer and/or Essay

August 2013 

January 2015

June 2012

  • Class Work-

    Option 1- Revise Last Weeks Essay with some of the Vocab Words from the reading above.

    Option 2- Look through the Exams and Answers above and Work on Sections you Need.

    Option 3- Search and Memorize the Authors and Review the General Plots of: “Hamlet”, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, “How To Date a Brown Girl”, and “Welcome to the Monkey House”. (Also, look up Native Son, Of Mice and Men, and any other text.)

    Well Have some Sort of Game or Contest about authors and moods Thursday and Friday.

    Some Helpful Links- Spark Notes, Google, Junot Diaz

    Homework-

    Bring in any Regents Work that you’ve done these past few weeks in TOMORROW. Do it if you haven’t.

    Continue to familiarize yourself with the test and the texts that you’ve read.

    If you haven’t finished the essays or short responses from the week, work on those too.

Class Agenda #139 – New York State Regents Choose Your Own Adventure.

Class Agenda #139- Choose Your own Adventure.

  • Opening Circle- Do you feel prepared for the ELA Regents
  • Opening Song- “Baby Blue” Action Bronson Ft. Chance The Rapper (4:40, 2015)

Opener- 5 Min

  • SLT- I can analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
    • Journal- What do you still need to work on for ELA Regents?
    • Share Out

Mini-Lesson-

Mini-Lesson- Some Handy Vocab for improving your writing.

Continuing to Look Through Exams-

engl82013-exam

January 2015- 

June 2012

Looking At The Scoring Keys- Read over the Answers and especially The Short Answer and/or Essay

August 2013 

January 2015

June 2012

 

  • Class Work-

    Option 1- Revise Last Weeks Essay with some of the Vocab Words from the reading above.

    Option 2- Look through the Exams and Answers above and Work on Sections you Need.

    Option 3- Search and Memorize the Authors and Review the General Plots of: “Hamlet”, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, “How To Date a Brown Girl”, and “Welcome to the Monkey House”. (Also, look up Native Son, Of Mice and Men, and any other text.)

    Well Have some Sort of Game or Contest about authors and moods Thursday and Friday.

    Some Helpful Links- Spark Notes, Google, Junot Diaz

    Homework-

    Bring in any Regents Work that you’ve done these past few weeks in TOMORROW. Do it if you haven’t.

    Continue to familiarize yourself with the test and the texts that you’ve read.

    If you haven’t finished the essays or short responses from the week, work on those too.

Class Agenda #137 – New York State Regents Listening Comprehension

Class Agenda #138- New York State Regents Listening AND Some Vocabulary Words to use.

  • Opening Circle- Do you feel prepared for the ELA Regents
  • Opening Song- “Young and Gettin It” Meek Mill (3:59, 2014)

Opener- 5 Min

  • SLT- I can analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
    • Please take out your Listening Comprehension Section from Last Week.
    • Journal- What do you still need to work on for ELA Regents?
    • Share Out

Whole Class- Listening Section, Click on the Link and Look at the Exam.

engl82013-exam

We will go through the Listening Section Now.

Mini-Lesson- Some Handy Vocab for improving your writing.

Review together.

  • Class Work-

    Option 1- Revise Last Weeks Essay with some of the Vocab Words from the reading above.

    Option 2- Look through the August 2013 Exam above and Work on Sections you Need.

    Option 3- Search and Memorize the Authors and Review the General Plots of: “Hamlet”, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, “How To Date a Brown Girl”, and “Welcome to the Monkey House”. (Also, look up Native Son, Of Mice and Men, and any other text.)

    Some Helpful Links- Spark Notes, Google, Junot Diaz

    Homework-

    Bring in any Regents Work that you’ve done these past few weeks in TOMORROW. Do it if you haven’t.

    Continue to familiarize yourself with the test and the texts that you’ve read.

    If you haven’t finished the essays or short responses from the week, work on those too.

Class Agenda #137 – New York State Regents Listening Comprehension

Class Agenda #137- New York State Regents Listening AND Some Vocabulary Words to use.

  • Opening Circle- What is something that you hold?
  • Opening Song- “DOO DOO” Troy Ave (2:59, 2015)

Opener- 5 Min

  • SLT- I can analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
    • Please take out your Listening Comprehension Section from Last Week.
    • Journal- How are we attacking the Listening Section of the test?
    • Share Out

Whole Class- Listening Section, Click on the Link and Look at the Exam.

engl82013-exam

We will go through the Listening Section Now.

Mini-Lesson- Some Handy Vocab for improving your writing.

Review together.

  • Class Work-

    Option 1- Revise Last Weeks Essay with some of the Vocab Words from the reading above.

    Option 2- Look through the August 2013 Exam above and Work on Sections you Need.

    Option 3- Search and Memorize the Authors and Review the General Plots of: “Hamlet”, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, “How To Date a Brown Girl”, and “Welcome to the Monkey House”. (Also, look up Native Son, Of Mice and Men, and any other text.)

    Some Helpful Links- Spark Notes, Google, Junot Diaz

    Homework-

    Bring in any Regents Work that you’ve done these past few weeks in TOMORROW. Do it if you haven’t.

    Continue to familiarize yourself with the test and the texts that you’ve read.

    If you haven’t finished the essays or short responses from the week, work on those too.

Class Agenda #136 – New York State Regents Prep and Monkey House.

Class Agenda #136- New York State Regents Prep and, “Monkey House” Finish 

  • Opening Circle- What’s one thing you remember about “Welcome to the Monkey House”?
  • Opening Song- “Love Yours” J. Cole (2014, 4:45)

Opener- 5 Min

  • SLT- I can analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
  • TAKE OUT LAST NIGHT’S HOMEWORK! REGENTS (June 14, Passage II)
  • Need the Digital Copy.
  • What is the Main idea Of “Welcome to The Monkey House”? And What are the Main Literary Elements Used?
  • Class Work-

Class Agenda #135 – New York State Regents Multiple Choice Questions

Class Agenda #135- New York State Regents Prep Multiple Choice

  • Opening Circle- What are the different types of Multiple Choice Questions?
  • Opening Song- “Est-ce Que Tu M’aimes” Maitre Gimes (2015, 3:45)

Opener- 5 Min

  • SLT- I can analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
    • First Selection From June 2014 Regents
      • TEXT CODE-
        • PUT a # whenever you see a passage that contains a literary element.
        •  PUT a ∞ whenever you see a passage the connects to the quote or controlling idea.
    • Share out our Symbols-
  • Mini Lesson- What are the Different Types of Multiple Choice Questions?

  • Types of Multiple Choice Questions
    Vocabulary

    1. Always go back to the passage to find the sentence. Look in the sentences around it to find clues to the right answer.
    2. Read the sentence given with a blank in place of the word they want you to define – think of your own word!
    3. Look at the answer choices, which word is closest to the word you were thinking?


    Details

    1. Find the answer back in the passage by scanning for the key word in the question.
    2. Reread the whole paragraph with those key words.
    3. If you are still unsure, take your best guess and circle the number in your test booklet. With your extra time at the end, go back to the circled question, then reread the ENTIRE story to see if you can learn more to answer the question correctly.


    Main Idea

    1. Use the title or subtitle as a clue.
    2. Look at the first few sentences or paragraph of the passage.
    3. Look for the key word or idea that is mentioned AT LEAST 3 times THROUGHOUT the ENTIRE passage. Think: what are they talking about in the beginning, middle, AND end.


    Inference

    1. Even when the question says “What do you think,” you have to use clues from the story to find the right answer. There is only ONE right answer.
    2. Use your own background knowledge to make a logical conclusion.
    3. REMEMBER: Story clues + Background knowledge = Inference (the answer!)

     

    Practice- Read Each Multiple Choice Question from The Opening Reading. Identify “What type of Question It Is.

     

    Class Work- Option I- Work on the MC Questions from the June Regents.

    Option II- Read on your own.

    Option III- Practice Interpreting Quotes

    Homework- Finish Journal assignments or copying the 2 point response.