Monday, January 13, 2014

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014--Last Day of the Term

College-Prep Reading

CPR Final Reflection

Big Picture:  Think about what you most want to say about—YOUR GROWTH IN CLASS.

Reflection Directions
1.      Re-read your CPR Comment sheet, starting with your first entry, and reading through the entry you wrote yesterday about “Everyday Use.”
2.     Read my comments on that doc as well.
3.     Review your binder, and consider all the following work you’ve done:
a.     “How to Mark a Book”
b.     Free Rice
c.      Quizlet
d.     Greek Mythology
e.     Oedipus Rex
f.      Professor Foster Chapters
g.     “House on Mango Street”
h.     Short Story Unit
i.       College-Prep Podcasts
j.       College-Prep Note-taking Research and Practice

Ø  Paragraph #1:  What is one skill you’ve learned or improved significantly on since October?  Explain how and why, giving details from your work in class to SHOW you proving your point.
Ø  Paragraph #2:  What is a second skill…?  Explain how and why.
Ø  Paragraph #3:  What was your favorite topic or reading?  Explain how and why.
Ø  Paragraph #4:  What is one weakness you know you will need to be prepared to work on the rest of this school year, or next semester when you’re a freshman in college.
Ø  Paragraph #5:  Iowa Core--Select ONE of the CORE skills below, and write one to two paragraphs SHOWING HOW you have proven your mastery and learning of this task.  Sound as though you’re trying to convince the college admissions office during an interview.
·       The five skills below are pulled from Iowa CORE, and they guide teachers as to what twelth-graders across the United States should be able to do in order to be prepared for college and career.
·       These are skills I’ve tried to teach you in CPR.
·       These are skills that, in large part, rely on your thoughtful annotations.
·       So, this is your last reading class in high school.  Have you mastered the following?
1.      Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
2.     Employ the full range of research-based comprehension strategies, including making connections, determining importance, questioning, visualizing, making inferences, summarizing, and monitoring for comprehension.
3.     Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.)
4.     Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
5.     Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.

Reflection Reminders
1.      Develop your ideas into a five-paragraph personal essay, introspective (looking inward) and honest in tone.
2.     Use specific details/examples to support your points.
3.     Typed at the end of your CPR COMMENTS doc on google
4.     Dated and Titled “CPR Final Reflection”
5.     Doublespaced
6.     Completed by the end of class today

Last Day of the Term

When You Come In—Remain calm.  Hold your questions until everyone arrives to class.  J
1.      Fill out your self-evaluation now.
2.     Staple your self-evaluation on top of your typed reflection.
3.     Hang on to these until the end of the block, please.
4.     Grab a Portfolio Comment sheet from my desk by the candle, and put your name and portfolio title at the top.
5.     Find a nice, safe spot for your portfolio (if you have not already done so)—either at a desk or table--and set it up. 
6.     Lay your Portfolio Comment sheet next to it.

Here are the three things we’re doing today:
1.      View portfolios, and say two nice things about each.
2.      Show your classmates respect by spending two or three minutes with their portfolios—not forty seconds! 
3.     With Megan in the library:  save four Earthbook submissions in the folder.

Portfolio Packet Turn-In
Ø  Staple your papers in this order, then show them to two other people in class to make sure you have them in the correct order!
Ø  Now lay your packet next to your project.
1.     (on top)                                        Self-Eval
2.    (middle)                              Typed Reflection
3.    (bottom)                             Comment Sheet

Last Few Minutes
1.      Take your manila folder with you when you leave.
2.     If you liked Creative Writing,  register for Advanced Creative Writing next year!
3.     I’ve enjoyed working with you, and I hope you have a great rest of the term!
4.     Come back FRIDAY to pick up your project!  J


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