Welcome to World Literature!!

Standard: 

  • ELAGSE9-10SL1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions(one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Learning Target: I will participate in a collaborative discussion to introduce myself to the teacher and the class.

Opening Session: Buffalo Buffalo Buffalo

Welcome back to school, everyone! I hope you’re all excited for the Spring 2017 semester, because I know I am!

Let’s start today off with a little game called…

Ringtone Roulette

Here’s how we play: First, take out your phones. Then, turn to your neighbor and trade contact information – your name and phone number, and then store theirs in your phone. Make sure your phone isn’t silenced – in fact, go ahead and turn the volume up!

After everyone has had a chance to swap contact info, we’re going to go up and down the rows and as we come to each person, your partner will call your phone – and that means we all get to hear your ringtone! What do you think your ringtone says about you? What do you think your classmates’ ringtones say about them? And what do you think my ringtone says about me??

Oh, hey, a bonus to this game – after we’re done playing, you all have gotten the name and number of one other person in this class, and someone else has your info. That means if you’re ever out, you can call your buddy and ask what happened in class!

Anyway, after we finish with our little introductory game, I would like to give you all the opportunity to introduce yourselves to me a little more formally via a letter of introduction . Tomorrow, I would like for you all to share your letters with the class. I try to write back to you, too 🙂 So if you didn’t finish your letter in class, make sure you do so for homework.

Happy first day, everyone!!

Closing Session: Ticket out the door – on your way out, look at me and tell me your name again. I’m the WORST with names, but I’m really trying!!

Assessment: Letters will be graded

Differentiation: Learning style (video, auditory); process (scaffolded letter directions)

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