Write down Homework:
- -Read Chapter 10 and prepare for a written exam on the Chapter. I will ask you a question about the chapter that requires you to make a claim and support it with textual evidence and warrants. You will also need to use academic vocabulary. The question will ask you why William Golding ordered the events the way he did in Chapter 10.
- -Best way to prepare is to think about the question while you read.
- -You are allowed your books in class tomorrow and any notes you took on ch 10
- -This exam is worth 80 points.
Objective: Students will prepare for and contribute to a group discussion on a chapter of Lord of the flies by providing claims and explaining evidence from the text with specific warrants.
Standard: Come to discussions prepared, having read and researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
Opening Activity: Prepare for the discussion by reviewing the books and coming up with your claims.
Directions: In Google Classroom, FORMING EVIDENCE-BASED CLAIMS TOOL worksheet is awaiting you. Please open this document now.
- You will want to look at the discussion question: How are the characters in Lord of the Flies presented as both "heroic and sick" (6)? As both sane and insane? As both good and evil?
- Look for evidence in the text that helps you answer the question.
- Fill out the sheet in order to prepare. Your thinking and evidence will be used in your group discussion.
- The more everyone brings to the discussion, the better.
Qualities of a Strong Collaborative Discussion
Click on the Collaborative Discussion Self-Evaluation Tool to review the six areas that we are going to practice developing today.
- What are some examples of respectful behavior in a collaborative discussion?
- How can you disagree with someone in a respectful manner?
- What sort of roles might people take in a discussion?
- How can you clearly direct your group to your pieces of textual evidence?
Engage in a Collaborative Discussion
Take your prep work to your discussion. Collaborate in order to explore the dicussion questions. The purpose of this conversation is to answer the question THOROUGHLY using a VARIETY OF STRONG EVIDENCE.
Assess Your Contributions
- Go to Google Classroom and open Collaborative Discussion Self-Evaluation Tool and score your skill in the six areas. Please be honest. You will not get any extra points for inflating your score.
- Then pick two of your lower scoring areas and come up with a goal for the next discussion.