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Welcome to English 3 Honors with Mrs. Knorowski
Transcript of Welcome to English 3 Honors with Mrs. Knorowski
Pick up daily handouts.
Appear Collegiate: focused, quiet, in control, prepared, and eager to learn.
Take your assigned seat.
Organize your materials immediately and quietly. Materials include: binder, planner, book, pen, and any other work for this class.
You are tardy if you are not in your seat when the bell rings. If tardy, you must sign in and you will be assigned to Mart during lunch or after school. Teacher will not remind you.
Please move to your new seat when I call your name.
These will be your seats for the next few weeks.
Please make a name tag to keep on your desk with the paper and markers provided.
Pens: red, blue, black, green
College ruled loose leaf paper
Binder with 4 dividers labeled:
Quick Write #1 (10 min)
1. Read and annotate the poem by Kahlil Gibran.
2. Write a response to the poem by answering the following questions:
Who is speaking?
What does it say?
What does it mean?
Why is it important?
Write a multi-paragraph essay for your teacher describing yourself, your interests, and your goals for the year.
Please use more paragraphs if necessary.
Make your handwriting legible.
Follow this outline:
Paragraph 1: Hook, background, Thesis
• There should be a sense of voice, audience awareness with a compelling lead.
Paragraph 2: Explain who you are and what interests you have using the SAP (summary analysis paragraph) format.
• Include use of dialogue and description along with accounts of interesting experiences.
Paragraph 3: Conclude your essay with your goals for the school year.
• Show an ability to connect to outside information (i.e., characters from texts or world events) to personal values and interests. Perhaps include lessons learned from these experiences
You may use Gibran’s piece as a starting point or for reference or context.
1. Draw a circle map with your name in the center and brainstorm ideas that you would want your teacher to know about you.
2. Draw a bubble map with your name in the center and describe your chracteristics using only adjectives in the outer bubbles.
3. Choose a few adjectives that you will want to include in your essay and write an example next to each of these bubbles.
4. Answer the following questions:
What have you learned about yourself?
Why is it important that you know this?
5. Organize your ideas into paragraphs using the tree map. Follow the outline
provided for you.
6. Write your essay while using your tree map as a guide.
It doesn't have to be perfect the first time, so just write!
Today's Learning Target 8-4-15
I can create a plan for an informative-explanatory essay.
Brainstorm: circle map
Describe: bubble map
Organzie: tree map
Write the following information on your DEN sheet.
And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, 'Speak to us of Children.'
And he said:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.
Today's learning target: 8-5-15
I can revise my rough draft using the RADaR strategy.
Plan for success
Revision work time
: Boring words or details with interesting ones.
: Descriptive details, dialogue, quotations.
: Unnecessary or repeated information.
: Put your ideas in an order that makes sense.
What is revision?
Study the two houses. What changes have been made?
When revising, show the evidence of your changes by using the following codes.
Today's Learning Target 8-6-15:
I can edit my draft using the COPS strategy.
Share one part of your essay that you revised with your partner (1s & 2s, 3s & 4s).
Editing work time (you must finish revising first)
*Fix each of these one at a time.
Today's Learning Target 8-7-15
I can write a final draft of an informative explanatory essay.
Complete Student Self Assessment
Hand write your final draft and turn it in.
*Reminder: Bring your binder to class tomorrow!
Rubric/Student Self Assessment
1. Read each indicator on the rubric.
2. Decide what score you think you have earned.
3. Write a short explanation of why you think you earned this score, what you did the best on, and what you need to improve on.