FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2019
*Please note: I have told all these classes the plan ahead of time, so none of this should be a surprise to them! Thanks! *
BLOCK 1 COLLEGE PREP 12 ENGLISH: This is a fantastic, SMALL class who works well independently. Please pass out the double sided “grammar test” to them. Please tell them that this does not count as a real TEST!!! It will count towards their participation grade. Please do not collect it when they are done; please ask them to bring it to class for next time and I will collect it. When students are done, they should work on reading for their “Book Talks” that are to be presented on October 24. Some may not have their books, and they can work on other homework. Thank you!
BLOCK 2 COLLEGE ENGLISH 12 : A big class, but a great group of young people. These are seniors taking a “dual enrollment” class where they are getting WHS credit AND a credit from Thomas College. For this class, please hand out the same double sided “diagnostic grammar test” that you gave to the CP class. They should work on this and TREAT IT like a test....please tell them that this is stuff they “should” know from previous years of English. Please tell them it will count as a participation grade and not a test...but they should still strive to get the best answers as they can. When they are done, please remind them to look over their BookTalk rubrics and familiarize themselves with the grading process. They can use remaining time to read their books. PLEASE NOTE: Mr McNeil and Ms Marin (the guidance counselors) delivered a presentation to the seniors during their last class. THEY MAY BE BACK TO TALK TO THE CLASS because they didn't quite finish with them last time! Just so you are aware. They are both wonderful to work with! Thank you for your understanding. One more note: Please do not collect any work from the class....I will take their “tests” next time
FOCUS TIME: Please be sure to take attendance. Students are to work quietly....
BLOCK 3 STUDY HALL: Many kids go to other places (Ms Littlefields...Ms Beckwith...the library....the art room...Mr Bolduc...etc). Please make sure each student SIGNS OUT on the book on top of the file cabinet by the door. They should also show you their pass. The kids are very good about doing this. You will most likely be left with a small group of great kids who work hard. Thanks!
(you eat second lunch....the study hall is split in half....)
BLOCK 4 COLLEGE ENGLISH 12: Please follow the same plan from my block 2 version of the class....it is the same class, just a different section...
I hope you have a great day subbing. Please note that I will post this whole lesson plan on my class web site, which is www.goldsmithenglish.blogspot.com. You can definitely tell the kids that the plan is on there too! Thanks again!