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Welcome to World Literature!

Welcome, everyone, to the FIRST day of spring semester, and WELCOME to my World Literature class!

Standard: ELAGSE9-10W2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

Learning Target: I will write a letter to introduce myself to the class.

Opening Session: Transcript check – everyone in the right place?

Work Session: Today we’re going to kick it off with a little introductory PowerPoint!

Welcome to World Literature!

Next up on our list, we’re going to go over the syllabus and discuss class procedures, policies, and so on. If you get this syllabus signed and returned to me before Friday, I’ll give you a free 100 on a daily grade!

Syllabus_Bristow_HonorsWorldLit_Spring2018

Finally, with whatever time we have left, I would like for you to write a letter of introduction and tell me and the class a little about yourself 🙂 This will be due at the end of class tomorrow.

LETTER OF INTRODUCTION_1

Closing Session: Share out and tell  us about yourself!

Differentiation: Product (modified letter directions)

Assessment: Students will be given a daily grade for their letter of introduction.

American Lit: Reading and Writing a Letter to the Editor

Standard: ELAGSE11-12RI4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).

Learning Target: I can evaluate the effectiveness of multiple editorial letters based on criteria.

Opening Session: Let’s go over the “How to Write a Letter to the Editor” list on page 253 in your book!

Work Session: Today we’re going to read an article called “Why I Hate Cell Phones,” which is a letter to the editor of a newspaper. As you read, consider the tone of the writing and why the author feels the way she does.

When we finish reading, you guys will have the rest of class to compose your own letter to an editor in which you go against Sara’s position in “Why I Hate Cell Phones.”

Closing Session: I’ll take 3 volunteers to share their letters!

Assessment: Informal (book check)

Differentiation: Process (Scaffolding)

Welcome to World Literature!

Welcome, everyone, to the FIRST day of your Sophomore year of high school, and WELCOME to my World Literature class!

Standard: ELAGSE9-10W2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

Learning Target: I will write a letter to introduce myself to the class.

Opening Session: Transcript check – everyone in the right place?

Work Session: Today we’re going to kick it off with a little introductory PowerPoint!

Welcome to World Literature!

Next up on our list, we’re going to go over the syllabus and discuss class procedures, policies, and so on. If you get this syllabus signed and returned to me before Friday, I’ll give you a free 100 on a daily grade!

Syllabus_Bristow_HonorsWorldLit_Fall2017

Finally, with whatever time we have left, I would like for you to write a letter of introduction and tell me and the class a little about yourself 🙂 This will be due at the end of class tomorrow.

LETTER OF INTRODUCTION_1

Closing Session: Share out and tell  us about yourself!

Differentiation: Product (modified letter directions)

Assessment: Students will be given a daily grade for their letter of introduction.

Welcome to day 2!

Standard:

  • ELAGSE9-10SL4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

Learning Target: I will illustrate my initials to symbolically represent myself and present my artwork to the class.

Opening Session: Daily video! A little John Green Mental Floss to get your day started 🙂

Work Session: Welcome back to World Literature, day 2! Today we’re going to start out with finishing up our letters of introduction that we began writing yesterday. As you finish, come turn them into the basket at the front of the room. When everyone is done, we’ll get started on our next assignment! This one is an art project, and we’re going to use them to decorate the room!

Illuminated Initials

You will create a visual image of your initials.  You may not use any words or symbols.  What you use to illustrate your initials should tell us a little about who you are and what is important to you.  You will present your initials to the class, so make sure that you know what each part of your initials means. You may use various colors, designs, shapes, patterns, or drawings to create your initials. Check out my example on the board!

You’ll draw your initials on regular printer paper, and I’ll bust out the art supplies so you can add a little color if you want. I actually really like art projects, and we will probably do quite a few, so go ahead and get ready to color 🙂

We will also take a few minutes in class to take a little quiz called a Learning Styles Inventory which is used to determine if you’re a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic (aka hands-on) learner.

Honors: You will also write a paragraph on the back of your initials explaining why you chose to decorate them in the way you did. You’ll share this paragraph with the class as we go around the room for our closing session.

Closing Session: Share out! Stand up at your desk (this isn’t like a formal presentation or anything) and show off your illuminated initials, and tell us why you chose to draw/color them the way you did.

Assessment: Letters of introduction will be graded

Differentiation: Learning style (visual/kinesthetic art project); product (paragraph added for honors students; letter templates provided as needed)

Welcome to World Literature!!

Standard: 

  • ELAGSE9-10SL1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions(one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Learning Target: I will participate in a collaborative discussion to introduce myself to the teacher and the class.

Opening Session: Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo

Welcome back to school, everyone! I hope you’re all excited for the Spring 2017 semester, because I know I am!

Let’s start today off with a little game called…

Ringtone Roulette

Here’s how we play: First, take out your phones. Then, turn to your neighbor and trade contact information – your name and phone number, and then store theirs in your phone. Make sure your phone isn’t silenced – in fact, go ahead and turn the volume up!

After everyone has had a chance to swap contact info, we’re going to go up and down the rows and as we come to each person, your partner will call your phone – and that means we all get to hear your ringtone! What do you think your ringtone says about you? What do you think your classmates’ ringtones say about them? And what do you think my ringtone says about me??

Oh, hey, a bonus to this game – after we’re done playing, you all have gotten the name and number of one other person in this class, and someone else has your info. That means if you’re ever out, you can call your buddy and ask what happened in class!

Anyway, after we finish with our little introductory game, I would like to give you all the opportunity to introduce yourselves to me a little more formally via a letter of introduction . Tomorrow, I would like for you all to share your letters with the class. I try to write back to you, too 🙂 So if you didn’t finish your letter in class, make sure you do so for homework.

Happy first day, everyone!!

Closing Session: Ticket out the door – on your way out, look at me and tell me your name again. I’m the WORST with names, but I’m really trying!!

Assessment: Letters will be graded

Differentiation: Learning style (video, auditory); process (scaffolded letter directions)