ENGLISH 11A THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK Please sit in same seat from yesterday. Please also set out your name card.
Agenda • Textbook Introduction – • Reading Strategies and Practice • Policy review • Grammar Packs – some assembly required • Review Parts of Speech • Pledge of Allegiance • Journals • Learning Targets: • I will use a reading strategy to improve my ability to understand and retain information. • I will know where important elements are in my textbook.
Textbook Overview • What? • Where? • How? • Work through the Textbook overview.
English 11A: Thursday, Sept. 5 • Agenda • Openings • Inferences • Reading Strategy • Grammar Introduction and Overview • Openings (Class starters) – put into Journal – • May be a journal – please number and put date at top. • May be a grammar item – to copy down and correct. • May be a discussion point
Opening • Compose a sentence about one of your classes. The sentence must be at least 10 words long.
Opening Continued • Compose a sentence about one of your classes. The sentence must be at least 10 words long. • For this sentence, underline and label any phrase you recognize and label its type. • Prepositional (starts with a preposition) • Infinitive (start with “to” plus a verb – to sing) • Gerund (ing form of a verb used as a noun) • Participial (ing or past participial form of a verb used as an adjective) • Appositive (used to rename or describe a noun) • For examples, look at pages 4-6. • Learning Target: To review phrase types and to determine which come most naturally in your writing.
INFERENCES • YES what is basis? • Red Wings • Music • To read • Teacher?? • Organized - • Works Hard • Stuffed animals • Motivated • Teaches upper classmen • CMU/WMU • Motherly • Prepared • NO - what is basis? • Cooking • Divorced • New glasses • Smelly markers • Gorilla • Fans
Class Policies and Norms • Review the page of policies on the table • What does each mean for this class? • What questions do you have? • Norms – expectations • What should be expected of each person in the room during class? • What should be expected of the teacher during class?
Reading • Reading Strategies: • Chart – what are the implications? • Why do some people “dislike” or “struggle with” reading? • What do people who say they are good readers do? • Practice Strategy • Learning Target – I will use a specific reading strategy to improve my ability to read efficiently and retain what I have read.
Strategy – Close Reading • Divide article in thirds • For each section • Read through it • Underline 3-4 words/phrases/sentences that seem important to you. • Circle any word/phrase you do not understand. • At end of each section • look at what you underlined and on right side – write a 1 sentence summary of that section. • On left side – make a comment about the material, connect it to your own experience, or ask a question about what was said. • Discuss
Grammar • Units 1-4 • Insert pages for Unit 1 • Review what you have • Review Parts of Speech • Nouns – What are they? What do they “do” in a sentence? Why does recognizing the noun matter? • Prepositional and appositive phrases • Page 4-5
Friday, Sept. 6 • Debrief Reading Article • Journal 1 • Grammar Pages 1-4 • Intro to Tragic Hero • Overview of Oedipus