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Quarter 3 Week 9 of 10Plans for March 5-9, 2018

Monday, 5 March:

Class: students copied their planner; WW 13 words were introduced and A-D directions were explained; Article of the Week #1- “The Scary Truth about What is Hurting Our Kids” was continued using a Ted Talk, “This is Why You Don't SUCCEED” by Simon Sinek; notes were taken on the four hindrances

HM Tonight: complete your f/c and 9-12 review crossword

HM: WW 9-12 review crossword due Thursday, 8 March; WW 13 f/c due Tuesday, 6 March; A-D due Thursday, 8 March; E due Wednesday, 14 March; S/G collected day of test Friday, 16 March

Tuesday, 6 March

Class: Mechanics Matters 7.2b was completed and students practiced their WW 13 f/c (checked for completion); graded papers were returned; AOW #1- template for ‘They Say/I Say’ response in MLA format was explained and the remaining of class time was given to get started on this. The response is due Monday

HM: work on your AOW #1- template for ‘They Say/I Say’ response in MLA format-due Monday; don’t forget crossword and WW 13 A-D is due Thursday

Wednesday, 7 March:

Class:We reviewed and clarified questions for the response on AOW1 and students had fifteen minutes to write; AOW #2- “Docs to parents: Limit Kids' Texts, Tweets, and Online Time”  by Lindsey Tanner of Associated Press was passed out and students were provided time to read and annotate for Signposts; students were given the debate topic to prepare for: Should there be a 2-hour time restriction/policy for screen time?  A minimum of 10 bullets for each side needs to be prepared.

HM: prepare for tomorrow’s Pop-up Debate; WW 13 A-D and crossword is due tomorrow *this was assigned Friday, 03/02

Thursday, 8 March:

Class: WW 13 A-D corrected and turned in & I will correct the crossword; composition book resources 96-98 inserted into book-‘build a strong argument,’argumentative transitions, and ‘Don’t Get Caught in the Thing’s Trap’;  AOW #2 Pop-up debate- should/shouldn’t be time restrictions of two-hours; reflection on the debate was completed (period 7 didn't do this yet) and the response handout passed out

HM: respond using the ‘They Say/I Say’ template to AOW#2/debate

Friday, 9 March:

Class: Mechanics Matters 7.3a was completed; students were given time to work on their response to AOW2 (due Wednesday); “The Sounds of Silence” was introduced- ‘T’ and ‘P’ were completed on the handout

HM: AOW 1 and the response due Monday; AOW 2, response, and reflections due Wednesday

HM: WW 13 E due Wednesday, 14 March; S/G collected day of test Friday, 16 March

 

 

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Quarter 3 Week 8 of 10Plans for February 26-March 2, 2018

Monday, 26 February:

Class: students copied their planner; we completed the introduction of the Nonfiction Signposts; Article of the Week #1- “The Scary Truth About What is Hurting Our Kids”-we began annotations using signposts *students were asked to finish reading and annotating at home

HM: read and annotate the article, here's the graphs in color, complete the agree/disagree-age restrictions and parents

Tuesday, 27 February: 

Class: Mechanics Matters 7.1b; AOW #1- we continued annotations sharing aloud, specifically what did the graphs say/not say; students to finish as homework tonight     

HM: finish annotations of AOW#1 and your agree/disagree to prepare for Pop-up Debate; WW 12 E due tomorrow

Wednesday, 28 February:

Class: WW 12 E collected after students had time to work on their WW 12 study guide; AOW #1- “The Scary Truth . . .” students discussed in groups and shared out with the class their NF SP findings; students told to finish article, as well as, the agree/disagree page *see Monday

HM: prepare for tomorrow’s Pop-up Debate

Thursday, 1 March:

Class: students completed Mechanics Matters 7.2a while their completion of their preparation sheet was checked; Pop-up debate- Should there be Age Restrictions? and Should parents be held liable for the negative effects of cell phone use by their child? 

HM: WW 12 study guide-your study guide is due the day you take the test for credit

Friday, 2 March:

Class: WW 12 s/g due; WW 12 Test; 

HM:  WW 9-12 review due Thursday, 8 March; WW 13 f/c due Tuesday, 6 March; A-D due Thursday, 8 March; E due Wednesday, 14 March; S/G collected day of test Friday, 16 March

 

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Quarter 3 Week 7 of 10Plans for February 19-23, 2018

Monday, 19 February:

Class: none

HM: “HB” assignments if you did not already turn them in last week

Tuesday, 20 February:  new seating chart

Class: student’s copied their planner and Wordly Wise Lesson 12 due dates; their WW words were introduced; Mechanics Matters 7.0 intro- when not to use a comma was completed; we finished the film for the second viewin-students noted differences, parallels to Sleeping Beauty, and an allusion; some time was given to take these ideas to the top five differences chart and will need to be finished as homework

*pre-reading materials, close read of “Harrison Bergeron” (instructions stapled to text), grid, and one-page response with checklist stapled turned in if the student hadn’t turned in the materials last week Thursday

HM: finish 2081 Top 5 differences chart due tomorrow; Wordly Wise Lesson 12 f/c due tomorrow the 21st; A-D due Thursday, 22 February; E due Wednesday, 28 February; S/G collected day of test Friday, 2 March

Wednesday, 21 February: computer lab in 300 hall

Class: students completed their district interim benchmark; WW Lesson 12 f/c were checked for completion; time after the benchmark was spent wrapping up Top 5, WW 12 A-D, or reading; students turned in the 2081 vs “HB” Top 5 at the close of the period

HM: WW 12 A-D due tomorrow the 22nd

Thursday, 22 February:

Class: Mechanics Matters 7.1 a completed with a partner and answers were reviewed; WW 12 A-D checked for completion; “Harrison Bergeron” and 2081 added to Big Ideas/Philosophy page in composition book as well as the effects of sacrifice; Notice and Note Nonfiction Signposts taped/glued into composition book pp 42-52; the first Signposts ‘Three Big Questions’ was introduced in all but 7th period

HM: read through/familiarize yourself with the Nonfiction Signposts

Friday, 23 February: SNOW DAY :)

Class:   no class today 

HM: WW 12 E due Wednesday, 28 February; S/G collected day of test Friday, 2 March

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*- Quarter 3 Week 6 of 10Plans for February 12-16, 2018 -*

Monday, 12 February:

Class: planner was copied; Mechanics Matter Unit 7 was introduced- part 1; WW 11 E- questions were addressed; Kurt Vonnegut, Jr’s “Harrison Bergeron” grid was continued-students worked with a partner of their choice to complete this activity.

HM: finish your grid; WW 11 E due tomorrow

Tuesday, 13 February: 

Class: Mechanics Matter Unit 7 introduction continued; WW 11 E due/collected; WW 11 s/g passed out and will be due the same day as the test on Thursday; PPT-- intro to argumentative thinking/writing using ‘They say/ I say’ format -write-it-off your grid’ using the provided template (pick one big idea to write from)

HM:  complete your ‘write-it-off the grid' two paragraphs using sequence and checklist once it's complete

Wednesday, 14 February: Valentine’s Day

Class: reviewed what will be collected tomorrow/Tuesday (option); 2081 prediction discussion; film from Kurt Vonnegut, Jr’s “Harrison Bergeron” 2081 (25 minutes)-students noted differences as viewing

HM: study for your test and finish up ‘write-it-off the grid” two paragraphs (MLA); I will collect pre-reading; students may turn in close read, grid, and ‘write-it-off the grid’ tomorrow if it is ready; otherwise it will be due Tuesday upon the return from our four day break

Thursday, 15 February:

Class: students self-corrected the study guide before completing the Wordly Wise 11 test; I collected the pre-reading materials, close read of “Harrison Bergeron” (instructions stapled to text), grid, and one-page response with checklist stapled if the student had the materials completed; otherwise, these assignments are due Tuesday upon the return from our four day break; we watched the film for a second time continuing to look for differences between the original text and film, the effects of the change, parallels, and symbolisms.

Upcoming homework: Wordly Wise Lesson 12 f/c due Wednesday, 21 February; A-D due Thursday, 22 February; E due Wednesday, 28 February; S/G collected day of test Friday, 2 March

 

Friday, 16 February:

No school today nor Monday. We will see each other again Tuesday. Be safe. Be kind. 

Class:

HM:

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Quarter 3

Week 5 of 10 ~ February 5-9, 2018

Monday, 5 February:

Class: end of book projects collected from students (late projects will be deducted 10% each day late); graded work returned; introduced WW 11 vocabulary and sections A-D, students had time to work on their flash cards; we tried our first “Pop-Up” debate- ‘equality for all’ & ‘competition is necessary’ *great job for our first one*

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson 11 f/c due tomorrow

Tuesday, 6 February:  substitute today while I am at the DO

Class: WW 11 f/c practice and check; Kurt Vonnegut, Jr’s “Harrison Bergeron” first listen/read “

HM: 

Wednesday, 7 February:

Class: Mechanics Matters Unit 6 Avoiding Sentence Fragments inserted into composition book and completed; we continued yesterday’s “Harrison Bergeron” first and second close read paying particular attention to the vocabulary, Signposts, and organization of the narrative (sounds, similes, and imagery); students were asked to continue reading through page three of six pages this evening- we will finish pp. 4-6 tomorrow

HM: finish close reading through page three of “HB”; WW 11 A-D due tomorrow

Thursday, 8 February:

Class: Wordly Wise 11 A-D was self-corrected and turned in; we finished our close read and answered two questions-purpose of the setting (television) and the sacrifices made to reach equality in 2081; a grid was passed out that we will begin in class tomorrow and finish as homework.

HM: make sure your close reading annotations are complete

Friday, 9 February:

Class: the grid was begun with a complete example using the big idea of conformity completed together; students were given the opportunity to work with a partner of their choice for the duration of the class period- at least four should be completed before Monday

HM: “HB” grid due next week Wednesday

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson 11 E due Tuesday, 13 January; S/G collected day of test Thursday, 15 February

No school Friday, 16th  nor Monday, 17th 

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Quarter 3 Week 4 of 10Plans for January 29- February 2, 2018

Monday, 29 January:

Class: students copied the planner; Wordly Wise workbooks were returned; the rubric and pages in the composition book were reviewed before beginning a narrative peer assessment

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson 10 E due Wednesday, 31 January

Tuesday, 30 January: 

Class: Mechanics Matters Unit 5 self-corrected and collected; narrative peer assessment #2 completed

HM: work on your project a little bit each day :) and don’t forget to complete WW 10 E

Wednesday, 31 January:

Class: WW 10 s/g passed out and students wrote in their words; WW 10 E due/ books collected; Big Ideas and philosophies added to composition books on page 36-37 readied for discussion tomorrow; Types of Writing- Narrative written onto pg38-39, and ‘Five Elements of a Story’ was discussed/ found within the pieces of literature we have read (added to page 40-41); if you still have your MQ’s highlighted from The Outsiders staple it onto page 40/41; remaining of period was spent watching The Outsiders film/project work time/ working on the study guide

HM: S/G will be collected day of test Friday, 2 February; work on your project

Thursday, 1 February:

Class: students looked for big ideas & characters that related to the four philosophies (moth/archy and flower/weed) found within the novel as we continued the film and marked these in their composition book page 36-37

HM: study for your tests-MM unit 5 and WW 10; keep working on your project

Friday, 2 February: assembly schedule for semester awards

Class: WW study guide was reviewed and corrected/collected; MM Unit 5 was reviewed aloud; Mechanics Matters Unit 5 and WW 10 tests were completed; after the test students worked on their Declaration of Independence half sheet worksheet

HM: work on your project it’s due Monday -02/05/18

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson 11 f/c due Tuesday, 6 February; A-D due Thursday, 8 February; E due Tuesday, 13 January; S/G collected day of test Thursday, 15 February

 

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Quarter 3 Week 3 of 10Plans for January 22-26, 2018

Monday, 22 January:

Class: introduced WW 10 vocabulary and students had time to work on their flashcards; we read aloud chapter 10 and most of chapter 11; we will finish the novel tomorrow

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson 10 f/c due Tuesday, 23 January; A-D due Thursday, 25 January; E due Wednesday, 31 January; S/G collected day of test Friday, 2 February

Tuesday, 23 January: 

Class: Wordly Wise Lesson 10 f/c checked for completion while students used white boards and wrote five original complex/compound sentences using their WW 10 words recalling chapters 10-11 deatails; we finished reading chapter 11 and continued reading into the final chapter of The Outsiders; end of book project options will be introduced tomorrow

HM: work on WW 10 A-D

Wednesday, 24 January:

Class: We finished reading the final chapter of The Outsiders; end of book project options were introduced, explained, and examples shown; students were asked to finish reading the ‘B’ options, make a decision tonight, and bring materials, supplies, and/or a device to begin working on their choosen project in class tomorrow

HM: decide which project you would like to complete; bring materials, supplies, and/or digital devices to class to make tomorrow’s work day productive; WW 10 A-D due tomorrow

Thursday, 25 January:

Class: Wordly Wise Lesson 10 A-D was self-corrected and turned in; we wrapped up the project options/examples and then students had a project work day

HM: complete your brainstorming portion for your project; if you work on the project a bit each night, you will have it done by its’ due date-02/05/18. Tomorrow is another project work day-make it count!

Friday, 26 January

Class: MM 5.3a/b; students had a project work day

HM: work on your end of book project

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson 10 E due Wednesday, 31 January; S/G collected day of test Friday, 2 February

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Quarter 3 Week 2 of 10Plans for January 15-19, 2018

Monday, 15 January: no school today in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior

Class: none

HM: read and sticky note chapter 8 (12 pages); Wordly Wise Lesson 9 E due Thursday, 18 January; S/G collected day of test Friday, 19 January.

Tuesday, 16 January: 

Class: Chapter 8 sticky notes due; “NGCS” wrapped-up; began a self-assessment of narrative using rubric, tomorrow we will begin revisions

HM: finish self-assessment-marked-up and scored; begin reading chapter 9, sticky note SP’s and answer the questions-quiz Thursday

Wednesday, 17 January:

Class: students had time to work on/complete WW 9 s/g and WW 9 E; the self-assessment of their narrative using rubric was continued and revisions using their composition book as a resource were begun; final draft instruction were discussed and the final-assessment rubric (bright orange) and student numbers for papers were provided

HM: complete your self-assessment and revisions that we have been working on in class the past two days; begin typing/writing your final draft; tomorrow will be a work day, so you may bring a device to type with or a thumb-drive to take to the library; WW 9E will be collected and expect a multiple choice quiz on Ch 9

*MLA formatting pg 160 in your comp. bk

Thursday, 18 January:

Class: Chapter 9 quiz; WW 9 E and Robert Frost “Nothing Gold Can Stay” collected; student work day

HM: self-assess your final draft and study/review your WW 9 study guide- both due tomorrow

Collecting tomorrow: rough draft self-assessed (pink rubric) scored and draft marked-up; final draft with four copies, a copy with name and number should be self-assessed and marked-up with the bright orange rubric attached and completed.

Friday, 19 January

Class: students turned in the following: a self-assessed rough draft with pink rubric scored and attached, a portfolio copy, a self-assessed final draft with an orange rubric scored and attached, and two additional copies with only their assigned number; Corrected and collected WW 9 s/g and then completed WW 9 test; students had free time to relax or begin their WW 10 f/c-their choice

HM: none

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson 10 f/c due Tuesday, 23 January; A-D due Thursday, 25 January; E due Wednesday, 31 January; S/G collected day of test Friday, 2 February

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Quarter 3 Week 1 of 10Plans for January 8-12, 2018

Quarter 3 & 4-WW test make-ups will be restricted to completion prior to next test date and reminders will be done via whiteboard only. I will no longer verbally remind you nor place Scantrons in the absent folder. WW study guides will not be accepted for credit after you have taken/earned a score on the test: they are due the day you take the test.  

Monday, 8 January: quarter 3 late and bathroom passes distributed to each student present in class today

Class: Mechanics Matters Unit 5 (added to page 7 in composition book) introduction, notes were taken and sentences were completed; Wordly Wise workbook returned, due dates added, and lesson 9 words introduced; The Outsiders Chapter 6 assigned, sticky note signposts you notice as you read tonight and answer the question; began film as a review of Chapters 1-4~students without a permission slip were sent out of class to alternate setting to work on any homework

HM: read (and listen) and sticky note chapter 6 (10 pages)- quiz tomorrow; Wordly Wise Lesson 9 f/c due tomorrow, 9 January; A-D due Thursday, 11 January; E due Thursday, 18 January; S/G collected day of test Friday, 19 January.

Tuesday, 9 January:

Class: WW 9 f/c check and chapter 6 quiz, students placed their top three Signposts sticky notes to their quiz and note; Mechanics Matters 5.1; we had a brief discussion of their ‘found’ signposts in chapter 6; Chapter 7 was assigned, students were reminded to sticky note signposts as they read and to answer the question; the remaining class time was spent watching the film

HM: begin reading chapter 7, sticky note SP’s and answer the question (19 pages) - quiz Thursday

 

Wednesday, 10 January:

Class: Chapter 6 quizzes were returned and chapter 7 ‘found’ Signposts were shared and sticky note expectations were discussed *Period 7 did not have time for a discussion, but were reminded; Danger zones- what are they and how to avoid them handout added to page 100 in composition book and examined; Language practice in groups completed on page 101 in composition book- students revised a sentence three different ways using Mechanic Matters Unit 2 from their composition book page 3 and 4; narrative rough draft essays returned to students who turned one in and asked to locate five sentences to revise by Friday using their danger zones, resources, and MM Unit two.

HM: finish reading chapter 7 and complete WW 9 A-D both due tomorrow; begin the five sentence revisions in your narrative essay to be completed before class Friday

Thursday, 11 January:

Class: chapter 7 quiz, students placed their top five Signposts sticky notes to their quiz; Mechanics Matters 5.1b was completed after the quiz; WW 9 A-D due (checked for completion); Robert Frost “Nothing Gold Can Stay” begun- we completed question 1a and 1b- we will continue tomorrow

*what was written on the planner for Friday will be postponed till we meet next week.

HM:none :) 

Friday, 12 January

Class: Mechanics Matters 5.2 a and b; Robert Frost “Nothing Gold Can Stay” continued

HM: read and sticky note SP’s in chapter 8; make sure to have your rough draft with you Tuesday for self-assessment

* No school Monday, January 15

 

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-Quarter 2 Final Week-   

Plans for December 18-22, 2017

Monday, 18 December:

Class: Mechanics Matters 4.4; elements of a narrative closing discussed and students had time to begin writing  their closing; openings checked for completion; all late work and test make-up’s due today; movie permission slips due no later than Friday-thank you

HM: write your rough draft (opening through closing)- due Thursday. You may work on your rough after test tomorrow/Wednesday. Bring a device to type if you prefer or you may read chapter five. 

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson E and s/g due tomorrow, 19 December for Periods 1 and 2. Test tomorrow.

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson E and s/g due Wednesday, December 20 for Periods 4, 6, and 7

Tuesday, 19 December: minimum day block schedule- periods 1, 2, and 3

Class: Mechanics Matters Unit 4 due; collect WW 8 E, s/g; WW 8 test; reviewed paragraph breaks for the rough draft; students had a choice to read chapter 5 of The Outsiders or work on their rough draft after completing the test- Period 1 had 45 minutes of time and Period 2 had 42 minutes of time to independently work today; an extra quiz chapter 5 quiz is scheduled Thursday

HM: rough draft and reading of chapter 5

Wednesday, 20 December: minimum day block schedule- periods 4, 6, and 7

Class: Mechanics Matters Unit 4 graded and collected; collected WW 8 E, s/g graded and collected; WW 8 test; “What Really Happened?” narrative maps check for completion and returned; students had a choice to read chapter 5 of The Outsiders or work on their rough draft after completing the test- each class period had about 40 minutes to independently work today; an extra quiz chapter 5 quiz is scheduled Thursday

HM: rough draft and reading of chapter 5

Thursday, 21 December: minimum day

Class: The Outsiders chapter 5 extra credit quiz (no make-ups if absent/tardy); collect late & potty passes (no make-ups if absent/tardy); collect narrative rough draft and “What Really Happened?” maps

HM: none~ Merry Christmas~ enjoy your Holiday

Friday, 22 December

Class: none

HM: none

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Quarter 2  Plans for December 11-15, 2017

Monday, 11 December:

Class: intro WW 8 words; collected STEAL chart/poster and rough draft; added describe concretely and figuratively elaboration strategies to composition book page 80/81; intro narrative prompt and completed visualization using sensory map

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson 8 f/c due Tuesday, 12 December; A-D due Thursday, 14 December; E due Tuesday, 19 December for Periods 1 and 2 and due Wednesday, December 20 for Periods 4, 6, and 7; S/G collected day of test Tuesday, 19 December for Periods 1 and 2 and due Wednesday, December 20 for Periods 4, 6, and 7

Tuesday, 12 December:

Class: Mechanics Matters 4.2a and b; WW 8 f/c check; we began Media Questions-one page in length per question- we will continue tomorrow in class

HM: WW 8 A-D

 

Wednesday, 13 December:

Class: Mechanics Matters 4.3; completed media questions; instructions were given to organize the media questions (using numbers) in a narrative sequential order~ make it read/ look like a bowl of fruit loops cereal

HM: number your MQ’s in a narrative sequential order~ make it read/ look like a bowl of fruit loops cereal

Thursday, 14 December:

Class: WW 8 A-D checked for completion; we set-up the narrative flee map; completed the narrative sequential order of the MQ’s and added before and after details to the flee map; reviewed Part E and went throught the elimination strategy 

HM: work on your WW 8 E

Friday, 15 December

Class: WW 8 S/G was begun and some completed it in class today; insert narrative openings into composition book page 91 and narrative closings into composition book page 94; we filled in flee map with the three parts of a narrative opening; students began writing their opening paragraph ~the completed paragraph must be labeled for its’ individual parts

HM: finish your opening paragraph by Monday; get your movie permsion slip signed

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson 8 E due Tuesday, 19 December for Periods 1 and 2 and due Wednesday, December 20 for Periods 4, 6, and 7S/G collected day of test Tuesday, 19 December for Periods 1 and 2 and due Wednesday, December 20 for Periods 4, 6, and 7

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Quarter 2 Week 7 of 8   Plans for December 4-8, 2017

Monday, 4 December:

Class: TO reading quiz ch 1-2 *timed, open-book; SP for chapter 1 & 2 discussion and worksheet; Mechanics Matters Unit 4 intro (added to pg 6 of composition book); read TO chapter 3 (13pages)-finish as homework tonight

HM: read chapter 3-sticky note signposts and STEAL-expect a quiz

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson 7 E due Wednesday, 6 December; S/G collected day of test Friday, 8 December

Tuesday, 5 December:

Class: TO reading quiz ch. 3; STEAL chart (5 for each) and collage (brainstorm of ideas) for a character from The Outsiders-rough draft-you will receive the poster paper tomorrow; both the rough draft and project are due Monday  

HM: work on your STEAL chart and collage ideas; WW 7 E due tomorrow

Wednesday, 6 December:

Class: WW 7 E due/collected; S/G passed out for test Friday; went over questions and showed an example of a collage for Ponyboy; the final STEAL Collage is due Monday; TO chapter 4 read aloud through the death of Bob; analyzed Hinton’s use of Media Questions using the excerpt of chapter 4 (color-coded/identify each) and located examples of ‘show, not tell language w/in same excerpt

HM: finish reading ch 4 before class tomorrow; WW 7 S/G due Friday

Thursday, 7 December:

Class: Mechanics Matters 4.1; “What Really Happened?” students created an effect map- ‘Consequences of Bob’s Death’ (text & inferred); students created a C/E map-‘Changes in Johnny’

HM: complete the FOR on your C/E map-‘Changes in Johnny’; use your s/g to study for your WW 7 test tomorrow

Friday, 8 December

Class: WW 7 S/G graded and collected; WW 7 test; when done with test, students work on 2 Cause maps- Think like a prosecuting attorney and Think like a defense attorney (10 minimum for each map);

HM: STEAL Collage Poster due Monday

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson 8 f/c due Tuesday, 12 December; A-D due Thursday, 14 December; E due Tuesday, 19 December for Periods 1 and 2 and due Wednesday, December 20 for Periods 4, 6, and 7; S/G collected day of test Tuesday, 19 December for Periods 1 and 2 and due Wednesday, December 20 for Periods 4, 6, and 7

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Quarter 2 Week 6 of 8   

November 27- December 1, 2017

Monday, 27 November:

Class: intro WW 7 words and due dates; poetry by Julio Noboa Polanco “Identity” and Colbie Caillat’s “Try” in conjunction with a short film with the same title, “Identity” 

*Period 7 ran out of time for the film and will watch & discuss Tues/Wed. 

HM: students need to mark-up “Try” in the same way we, as a class, marked-up Noboa’s poem “Identity”

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson 7 f/c due Tuesday, 28 November; A-D due Thursday, 30 November; E due Wednesday, 6 December; S/G collected day of test Friday, 8 December

Tuesday, 28 November: CHKS schedule

Class: WW 7 f/c check; peer assessment of “FFA” expository essay

HM: bring a new Zip-Loc baggy and ID card to class tomorrow for our next novel to be checked out from the library tomorrow

Wednesday, 29 November:

Class: students checked out The Outsiders and were asked to NOT begin reading yet; all books need to be kept in a zipped-storage baggy; peer assessments of “FFA” expository essay continued

HM: WW 7 A-D; baggy check tomorrow = points

Thursday, 30 November:

Class: WW 7 A-D self-corrected; baggy check; “Try” mark-ups and N & N shared and discussed- theme statement written; Julio Noboa Polanco’s “Identity” was discussed and two philosophies were summarized: the flower and the weed * this was inserted into their composition book; ‘Sizing Up People’ was begun and will continue tomorrow

 

HM: bring sticky notes,finish the first side to 'Sizing Up People'

Friday, 1 December

Class: TO movie permission slip passed out and due prior to Christmas break; discussed what accounts for the differences between the two perspectives in the ‘Sizing Up People’ activity; introduction to the TO via Prezi (author, setting, characters, groups, 1960’s lifestyle, teen slang); students shown the class webpage for TO and the audio by chapter; began reading aloud chapter 1 and sticky noted things we learned about the characters (STEAL), N&N, and main events

HM: enjoy reading the rest of chapter 1 and read chapter 2 (15 pgs) by Monday *expect a quiz *sticky note as you read STEAL, N&N, main events as was done in class

 

 

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Quarter 2 Week 5 of 8 

November 13-17, 2017

Monday, 13 November:

Class: Benchmark in the computer lab

HM: type your essay-use your handout from last week for final draft instructions; rubric mark-up's for final same as rough draft

MLA-still confused? Watch this YouTube video

HM: Wordly Wise Lesson 7 will resume after Thanksgiving Holiday

Tuesday, 14 November:

Class: continue benchmark in the computer lab; after completion students had the period to work on essay

HM: your essay is due tomorrow; are you ready to turn in your prewriting?   

Collecting the following tomorrow: C/E map relationship with other before & after the operation, 2 Cause maps POV,Elaboration map 1, Elaboration map 2, flee map (organize for writing, contains your two global reasons), rough draft self-assessed with rubric scored and stapled, 4 Final drafts (1 for portfolio, 1 self-assessed with mark-ups, rubric scored and stapled, 2 with assigned number)

Wednesday, 15 November:

Class: collection day- prewriting, rough draft, and final drafts; began film: “Flowers for Algernon”

Work collected today will only be accpted late through Friday, 17 November. The substitute tomorrow will not collect any assignments.

HM: nJne

Thursday, 16 November: Knott’s Berry Farm field trip

Class: students not attending field trip- “Flowers for Algernon” film

HM: nJne

 

Friday, 17 November: minimum day

Class: return graded work; continued film: “Flowers for Algernon”

HM: enjoy your vacation with family and friends; we will begin a novel when we return, so please have a fresh Ziploc bag to keep your novel in

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Quarter 2 Week 4 of 8   

November 6-10, 2017

Monday, 6 November:

Class: copy planner; I.C.E. it method (resources added to composition book page 158-159); talk-it-off, write-it-off, cross-it-off the maps to a rough draft- all classes, but 1st and 2nd had much time to get started in class

HM: rough draft due Wednesday

HM: WW 6 E due Tuesday, November 7; Study Guide due and Test on Thursday, 9 November; Holiday-Veterans Day 10 November

Tuesday, 7 November:

Class: WW 6 A-E due;elements of a closing paragraph, resources inserted into book (92-93)-students had time to begin writing their closing and finish as homework

HM: finish writing your closing paragraph; your rough draft should be written in its’ entirety by tomorrow *you will self-assess using the rubric *do not rewrite to make it pretty-it’s a rough draft.

Wednesday, 8 November:

Class: WW6 S/G- students had time to work on this while rough draft checked for completion; self-evaluation of rough drafts explained using green rubric, mark-ups were begun and need to be finished in order to revise and write their final- the draft w/ mark-ups and rubric will be collected for credit completed next week the 15th

HM: study/ complete your study guide; finish self-evaluation of rough draft

Thursday, 9 November:

Class: final draft instructions handout and pink rubric provided- due Wednesday, November 15; corrected and collected WW 6 S/G and students completed Test; remaining class time was spent revising essay; MLA formatting video 3 minutes *don't worry about a works cited page; we will do one for the next paper

*MLA Essay Template

HM: begin your final- you have six days to complete this-please don’t procrastinate

Friday, 10 November: Veteran’s Day Holiday

Class: none

HM: finish writing your final and when you are done self-evaluate using your rubric-due Wednesday

 

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Quarter 2 Week 3 of 8   

 October 30- November 3, 2017

Monday, October 30:

Class: student’s copied planner; “FFA”-relationships before/after operation (irony) used a cause/effect map and frame of reference; Expository POV prompt introduced- two cause maps created; students asked to think about what POV they want to choose

Period 4 & 6: finished reading “FFA” then continued same as above

HM: WW 6 f/c due Tuesday, 31 October; A-D due 2 November; E due Tuesday, November 7; Study Guide due and Test on Thursday, 9 November; Holiday-Veterans Day 10 November

Tuesday, October 31: minimum day for Staff Development

Class: WW 6 f/c due; said is dead resources and ‘other ways to say’ resource inserted into page 157; create a new cause map with selected POV- move sticky notes; global and distinctly different reasons introduced; combined sticky notes and global ideas example provided for a POV-do yours as HM

Period 2: we will combine reasons tomorrow

HM: combine your like ideas/sticky notes and come up with two global and distinctly different reasons

Wednesday, November 1:

Class: “FFA” allusion map, reading log, and calendar collected- story will be collected after the essay is completed to check for annotations; setup flee map for organizing writing-insert two global and distinctly different reasons; elaboration map explained and students had time to work in class on map one for Reason 1

HM: finish reason 1 elab map 1 and begin elab map 2 for Reason 2

Thursday, November 2: substitute today

Class: opening paragraph explained

HM: make sure elaboration maps are completed

Friday, November 3:

Class: opening paragraph was reviewed and students had time to work on their own-it is due Monday; elaboration maps-talk-it-off the maps, by adding transitions was explained-a short amount of time was given for this; students need to complete this as homework

HM: finish opening paragraph by Monday and add transitions to both elaboration maps; we will be writing a rough draft Monday (all but your closing)

HM: WW 6 E due Tuesday, November 7 (we will correct A-D on Tuesday also); Study Guide due and Test on Thursday, 9 November; Holiday-Veterans Day 10 November

 

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Quarter 2 Week 2 of 8  Plans for October 23-27, 2017

Parent Teacher Conference Week Minimum day schedule & Block

M, W, Th, F: 7:34-8:52; 856-10:13; Break; 10:33-11:50

Monday, October 23: Periods 1, 2, 3 (78 minutes)

Class: students copied planner; “FFA” continued reading and annotating thru April 30th; Allusion- Garden of Eden parallels & comparisons w/ April 30th – marked-up 04/30 & GE selection for SWBST; created a TM and students worked with their partner using class mark-ups; Period 1-continued reading into May 20th-

HM P 1 & 2- complete a theme statement for each and a common theme using your Thinking Map

HM ALL: WW 5 E due Tuesday, 24 October; study guide due day of test on Thursday, 26 October for Periods 1 and 2 and Friday, October 13 for Periods 4, 6, and 7

Tuesday, October 24: all classes

All Classes:WW 5 E collected; study guide filled out, students encouraged to complete the ‘optional’ sentence side as the test is heavy on the sentences this week- due Thursday for periods 1, 2, and 3; due Friday for periods 4, 6, and 7

Period 1- conflict and irony notes introduced, brainstormed, and inserted into composition book pages 88 & 89; we set up the cause/effect map focused on the event from May 20th-Charlie decides to stick up for the dishwasher boy- and students need to complete the cause/motives portion of the map by Thursday

Period 2- conflict and irony notes introduced, brainstormed, and inserted into composition book pages 88 & 89; we began read thru May 18th; Students need to read May 20th on their own annotating for what motivates Charlie to stick up for the dishwasher boy- by Thursday

Period 4: conflict and irony notes introduced, brainstormed, and inserted into composition book pages 88 & 89; we read “FFA” & students need to finish reading thru April 21 by tomorrow

Period 6: conflict and irony notes introduced, brainstormed, and inserted into composition book pages 88 & 89; we read “FFA” thru April 27th

Period 7: conflict and irony notes introduced, brainstormed, and inserted into composition book pages 88 & 89; we read “FFA” thru April 20      

All Classes HM: update calendar and Reading Log as necessary

Wednesday, October 25: Periods 4, 6, 7

Period 4: “FFA” continued reading and annotating from April 22 thru May 18th; Allusion- Garden of Eden parallels & comparisons – marked-up selection for SWBST; created a TM and groups worked together looking for comparisons

HM: students asked to read May 20th before Friday; finish Allusion map, themes, and update calendar

Period 6: “FFA” continued reading and annotating from April 28

4th Grade Wordly Wise Lesson #10

v. To cause sickness, pain, or trouble.
n. An illness; a disease.
v. 1. To force someone out of the country.
v. 2. To get rid of completely.
v. To make known; to give or exchange information.
n. The exchange of information between people.
adj. Willing to speak; eager to talk.
v. To make less sad; to comfort.
v. To shrink from, as if from fear.
adj. Carefully thought out; not hasty.
v. To think carefully in order to make up one's mind.
n. Distance from top to bottom or front to back; deepness.
n. pl. The innermost part or the deepest part.
v. To wish for; to want very much.
adj. Pleasing, agreeable.
n. The means of supporting oneself.
n. A child whose parents are dead.
n. A very high and steep cliff.
adj. 2. Hasty; abrupt; done without careful thought.

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