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PLEASE NOTE 2 IMPORTANT THINGS:

1).  I keep this Homework Blog as up to date as possible, but there are times that the timing of our classes’ curriculum changes for various reasons.  Please know that your child’s PLANNER is the most up to date way of knowing what we are doing in class and homework due dates.  Please check PLANNERS for more up to date information.

2).  This brings me to the 2nd important thing.  It is important that your child have and use a PLANNER.  I begin each of my classes going over what  HOMEWORK is assigned that day, and I review what HOMEWORK has been assigned previously. There are PLANNERS that can be purchased from the BCS Office.  Or your child may use any PLANNER he or she chooses, including electronic PLANNERS.

I look forward to teaching each of your children in my LA classes this year!

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

Monday, 9/1

NO SCHOOL-LABOR DAY

Tuesday, 9/2

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Welcome!  About Me; About You-What did you read(or what did you do that was exciting) over the summer? What are y0u most excited for in 7/8 Language Arts this year?; physical layout of the classroom; some “ground rules”-more about that later; hand out and review Course Outline

Homework:  1).  Binder, dividers, paper, writing utensils, composition notebooks due Weds., 9/3, Thurs., 9/4; 2). Think about what your favorite books are…due Weds., 9/3;, Thurs., 9/4; 3). LA Summer Packet King Arthur assignment due Fri., 9/5; 4).  Signed Course Description due Mon., 9/5

Weds., 9/3, Thurs., 9/4

Due:  1).  Binder, dividers, paper, writing utensils, composition notebooks; 2). What are some of your favorite books?

In Class:  “Count on it” activity-classroom norms; review how to access my Homework Blog and my contact information; My Favorite Bookshelf activity in class  and share with the class (if not finished-complete for homework due Friday, 9/5

Homework:  LA Summer Packet King Arthur assignment due Fri., 9/5; Complete My Favorite Bookshelf activity if not completed in class, due Fri., 9/5;  Signed Course Description due Mon., 9/8; Continue to bring binders, dividers, paper, writing utensils, and composition notebooks.  We will be putting binders together on Monday, 9/8

Fri., 9/5

Due:  LA Summer Packet King Arthur assignment; My Favorite Bookshelf activity if not completed;

In class:  Finish sharing My Favorite Bookshelf activity and hang in hallway; check in and discuss LA Summer Packet King Arthur assignments

Homework:  Signed Course Description due Mon., 9/8;  Binders, dividers, paper, writing utensils, and composition notebooks due Mon., 9/8.  We will be putting binders together on Mon., 9/8.

 

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 6/9

Monday, 8/9

MOVE-UP DAY!

Cedar Point Town Hall Meeting

8th Grade Graduation Rehearsal

(Special Schedule)

Due: Novels and textbooks that have not been turned in yet (or book fines) due  to Mrs. Best in the office

In Class: Poetry and discuss

Homework:  Nothing

Tuesday, 6/10

All classes will be seen today (Special Schedule)

Due:  Novels and textbooks that have not been turned in yet (or book fines) due  to Mrs. Best in the office

In Class:  LA Game Day and class parties

Homework:  Nothing

Wednesday, 6/11

Wacky Recess today! (Special Schedule)

Locker Clean-Out

Due:  Novels and textbooks that have not been turned in yet (or book fines) due  to Mrs. Best in the office

In Class:  Poetry and discuss

Homework:  Nothing

Thursday, 6/12

Cedar Point!

Friday, 6/13

Last Day of School!

1/2 Day

7/8 Breakfast  and 8th Grade video in the Cafeteria: 9-10:30

Academic Lab:  10:35-11:20

HAVE A SAFE AND FUN SUMMER!!

 

 

 

 

 

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 6/3

Monday, 6/3

Due:  For those classes which did not complete the reading of the Diary of Anne Frank in class, you must have completed the reading by today at the beginning of class; responses to Questions 1,2 and 6 on page 514 on The Diary of Anne Frank

In Class:  Check in and discuss responses to Questions 1, 2 and 6 on page 514; show and discuss video on Sir Nicholas Winton, a hero during the Holocaust who saved over 660 children from Czechoslovakia

Homework:  “Hero” prompt due Tuesday, 6/4; Wednesday, 6/5 at the beginning of class

Tuesday, 6/3; Wednesday, 6/4

Due:  “Hero” prompt

In Class:  Check in The Language of Literature textbooks and any other novels not turned in yet.  Fine slips for novels or textbooks not paid for lost or damaged books by this Friday, 6/6 will be turned in to Mrs. Best in the office.  Those novels and/or textbooks and/or fines must be turned in to her or paid to her in order for students to attend the Cedar Point trip; Discussand check in “Hero” prompt (and finish up checking in and discussing Questions 1, 2 and 6 on page 514 if necessary)

Homework: Turn in any missing novels/textbooks and any late work

Wednesday, 6/4; Thursday, 6/5

Due:  Turn in any missing novels/textbooks and any late work

In Class:  Watch the film “Paper Clips” to finish up our Holocaust Unit

Homework:  Turn in any missing novels/textbooks and any late work

Friday, 6/6

Due:  Turn in any fines and missing novels/textbooks to Mrs. Best in the office and any late work

In Class:  Watch the film “Paper Clips” to finish up our Holocaust Unit and discuss

Homework:  Nothing

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WEEK OF MAY 26

MONDAY, MAY 26;

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Tuesday, 5/27; Wednesday, 5/28

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Continue reading the play of The Diary of Anne Frank as a class and discuss as we read

Homework:  Return any novels not yet turned in; remember to bring your green textbook to class; bring your composition notebook and a writing utensil to class

Wednesday, 5/28; Thursday, 5/29

Due:  Return any novels not yet turned in; remember to bring your green textbook to class; bring your composition notebook and a writing utensil to class each day

In Class:  Return graded work and work on Portfolios; 8th graders take Portfolios home; if there is time, we will visit the Book Fair in the Media Center

Homework:  Return any novels not yet turned in; remember to bring your green textbook to class; bring your composition notebook and a writing utensil to class each day

Friday, 5/30

Due:  Return any novels not yet turned in; remember to bring your green textbook to class; bring your composition notebook and a writing utensil to class each day

In Class:  Continue reading the play version of The Diary of Anne Frank as a class and discuss as we read; if there is time, discuss how everyday people become heroes and watch the “60 Minutes” video clip on a British hero (if not, we will watch this next week)

Homework:  Return any novels not yet turned in; remember to bring your green textbook to class; bring your composition notebook and a writing utensil to class each day; If we do not finish the play The Diary of Anne Frank, finish the play and answer Questions 1, 2, and 6 on page 514 of your green Language of Literature textbooks.  Each question should be answered in 1/2 page explaining and giving examples from the play. You do not have to write out the questions, but you do have to write out the proper heading at the top, left hand side of the page,  and you MUST write out the responses to these questions in your COMPOSITION NOTEBOOKS. This assignment is due Monday, 6/1 at the beginning of class.

 

 

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 4/28

Monday, 4/28

Due:  2 Final Short Essays on The Outsiders written in your composion notebooks

In Class:  Review and Check in Final Short Essays on The Outsiders; Introduce Insights Short Story-Narrative Essay; Review Focus Questions for Insights Unit; Review Rubric for Insights Short Story; Work on Insights Short Story “Story Mapin class-what will your story be about?; If your Story Map is not completed in class, you must complete it as Homework

Homework:  Completed Story Maps due Tuesday, 4/29; Wednesday, 4/30; FINAL INSIGHTS SHORT STORIES due FRIDAY, 5/9

Tuesday, 4/29; Wednesday, 4/30

In Class:  Peer and teacher edit Story Maps; Introduce Bag of Tricks, The Whats, and Diagologue Rules to Know and Follow which you will use when writing your Insights Short Story; Begin to type your INTRODUCTION  and BODY  (including your SETTING) with the proper HEADING (HEADING AND PASS KEY) at the top left hand side of the paper with an appropriate TITLE that is creative and makes sense with your story.

Homework: Draft of HEADING, INTRODUCTION, AND BODY (just SETTING)  and TITLE dueWednesday, 4/30; Thursday, 5/1; FINAL INSIGHTS SHORT STORIES due FRIDAY, 5/9

Wednesday, 4/30; Thursday, 5/1

Due:  Drafts of HEADING, INTRODUCTION, AND BODY (just SETTING) and TITLE

In Class:  Peer and teacher edit drafts of HEADING, INTRODUCTION, AND BODY (just SETTING) and TITLE; Begin work on the BODY (detailed paragraphs WITH A MINIMUN OF 8 LINES OF DIALOGUE and a MINIMUM OF 5 DIFFERENT TYPES OF THE WHATS WITH the DIALOGUE)

Homework: BODY (detailed paragraphs WITH A MINIMUN OF 8 LINES OF DIALOGUE and a MINIMUM OF 5 DIFFERENT TYPES OF THE WHATS WITH the DIALOGUE) due Friday, 5/2; INSIGHTS SHORT STORIES due FRIDAY, 5/9

Friday, 5/2

Due: BODY (detailed paragraphs WITH A MINIMUN OF 8 LINES OF DIALOGUE and a MINIMUM OF 5 DIFFERENT TYPES OF THE WHATS WITH the DIALOGUE)

In Class: Peer and teacher edit drafts of BODY detailed paragraphs with a minimum of 8 LINES OF DIALOGUE and a MINIMUM OF 5 DIFERENT TYPES OF THE WHATS WITH THE DIALOGUE); Begin working on the CONCLUSION and when finished peer and teacher edit CONCLUSION

Homework:  TYPED DRAFT OF CONCLUSION AND COMPLETE 1st DRAFT OF INSIGHTS SHORT STORY DUE MONDAY, 5/5; FINAL INSIGHTS SHORT STORIES due FRIDAY, 5/9

WEEK OF MONDAY,5/5

Due:  TYPED DRAFT OF CONCLUSION AND COMPLETE 1st DRAFT OF INSIGHTS SHORT STORY

In Class:   Peer and teacher edit drafts of CONCLUSION summarizing the insight gained related to the incident in the story and summarizes the main points of the story; Begin working on PEER AND TEACHER EDITING ENTIRE INSIGHTS SHORT STORY and REVISING INSIGHTS SHORT STORY

Homework:  Revised INSIGHTS SHORT STORY DUE Weds., 5/7; Thurs., 5/8; FINAL INSIGHTS SHORT STORIES WITH RUBRIC due FRIDAY, 5/9

Tues., 5/6; Weds., 5/7

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Criterion testing; Work on revising Insights Short Stories when finished with testing

Homework:  Revised INSIGHTS SHORT STORIES DUE Weds., 5/7; Thurs., 5/8; FINAL INSIGHTS SHORT STORIES WITH RUBRIC DUE FRIDAY, 5/9

Weds., 5/7; Thurs., 5/8

Due:   Revised INSIGHTS SHORT STORIES

In Class:  Work on PEER AND TEACHER EDITING REVISED INSIGHTS SHORT STORIES and work on FINAL COPIES OF INSIGHTS SHORT STORIES

Homework:  Final INSIGHTS SHORT STORIES WITH RUBRIC due FRIDAY, 5/9

Friday, 5/9

Due:  Final Insights Short Stories with Rubrics

In Class:  Check in Final Insights Short Stories with Rubrics; share Insights Short Stories

Homework:  Nothing

WEEK OF MONDAY, 5/12

Monday, 5/12

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Begin Genocides/Holocaust/ Ann Frank Unit; Watch HBO’s “One Survivor Remembers”

Homework:  Nothing

Tues., 5/13; Weds., 5/14

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Group project on genocides

Homework:  Nothing

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 4/21

Monday, 4/21

Due:  The book The Outsiders should be finished by the time you walk into class

In class:  Listen to approximately 5 classmates’ songs which relate to the novel; begin the movie The Outsiders

Homework:  Nothing

Tuesday, 4/22; Wednesday, 4/23

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Continue listening to classmates’ songs which relate to the novel and continue watching the movie “The Outsiders”

Homework:  Bring composition Notebooks and The Outsiders novels to class on Weds., 4/23; 4/24 in order to complete two short essays on the novel in class

Wednesday, 4/23, Thursday, 4/24

Due:  Composition notebooks and The Outsiders novels  in class

In Class:  Finish listening to songs and finish the movie of The Outsiders; begin writing two short essays on the novel

Homework:  Bring composition notebooks and The Outsiders novels, along with any other novels you have not returned to class on Friday, 4/25

Friday, 4/25

Due:  Composition notebooks and The Outsiders novels, along with any other novels you have not returned to class

In Class:  Finish up 2 short essays on the novel, if not already completed; Introduce “Insights” Short Story as a part of Insights Unit (if there is time); revisit Focus Questions for Insights Unit if there is time (if not, these will be done on Monday, 4/28)

Homework:  Nothing

NOTE:  UPCOMING DATES OF INTEREST:

1)The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to BCS from May 27-30.  Check the Book Fair website for sale hours and volunteer information:http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/bpscovington

 2)Family Fiesta Night  is Thursday, May 29th from 4:30 -7:30 PM  Join the BCS community for an evening of food, fun and even shop the book fair during our special evening hours! Look for more information next month

 

 

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WEEK OF 3/31

Monday, 3/31

Due:  Worksheets on “Ransom of Redchief”

In Class:  Finish the short story “The Ransom of Redchief;” Go over the worksheets on pages 41 and 42

Homework:  Do Noit bring green textbooks to class after today!!; Return Science Fiction books; Make up Elements of a Novel test; Introduce The Outsiders; Go over The Outsiders Overview; fill out Peer Relationships Questionnaire due Tuesday, 4/1; Wednesday, 4/2; BRING COMPOPSITION NOTEBOOKS AND NOVEL TO CLASS EVERY DAY!!

Tuesday, 4/1; Wednesday, 4/2

Due:  Peer Relationships Questionnaire

In Class:  Go over Peer Relationsips Questionnaire; go over 6 word essays; Begin The Outsiders; 6 Word Essay on What do you think this novel will be about from looking at the book? Begin READING  The Outsiders; Chapters 1-3 due Wedsday, 4/2; Thursday, 4/3

Homework:   Chapters 1-3 due Wednesday, 4/2; Thursday, 4/3

Wednesday, 4/2; Thursday, 4/3

Due:   Chapters 1-3 due Wednesday, 4/2; Thursday, 4/3

In Class:  Discuss specifics of Chapters 1-3 including vocabulary; write 6 word essay in composition notebooks; READ Chapters 4, 5 and 6 for Friday, 4/4

Homework:  Read Chapters 4, 5 and 6 for Friday, 4/4

Friday, 4/4

Due:  Chapters 4, 5 and 6

In Class:  Discuss Chapters 4, 5 and 6 as a whole class reviewing vocabulary and study questions; write a 25 word essay in class on a specific question on this section of the novel; READ

Homework:  None

Have a wonderful Spring Break!!

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 3/10/14

Monday, 3/10

Due:  Typed, printed Draft of Theme paragraph due

In Class: Check in, Teacher and Peer edit Theme paragraphs; review Conclusion; Begin working on Draft of Conclusion

Homework:  Typed, printed Draft of Conclusion due Tuesday, 3/11; Wednesday, 3/12; Literary Analysis Essays with Rubrics  due Fri., 3/21; Greek and Latin Roots test will be on Tues., 3/18 for ALL CLASSES (NOTE:  schedule change due to Conferences

Tues., 3/11; Weds., 3/12

Due:  Typed, printed Draft of Conclusion

In Class:  Check in, Teacher and Peer edit Conclusion paragraphs; Begin revising Literary Analysis Essays

Homework:  Continuing to revise Literary Analysis Essays due Fri., 3/14; Literary Analysis Essays with Rubrics due Fri., 3/21; Greek and Latin Roots test will be on Tues., 3/18 for ALL CLASSES (NOTE:  schedule change due to Conferences)

Weds., 3/12; Thurs., 3/13

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Work on and complete Student-Led Conference Portfolios (Conferences are Weds., 3/19 and Thurs., 3/20 from 1-4 pm and 5-8 pm both days)

Homework:  Continue to revise Literary Analysis Essays due Fri., 3/14; Literary Analysis Essay with Rubrics due Fri., 3/21; Greek and Latin Roots test will be on Tues., 3/18 for ALL CLASSES (NOTE:  schedule change due to Conferences)

Fri., 3/14

Due:  Revisions on Literary Analysis Essays

In Class:  Review on Greek and Latin Roots test in class; Review of Literary Analysis Essay revisions

Homework:  Test Review on Greek and Latin Roots sent home; STUDY for Greek and Latin Roots test which will be on Tues., 3/18 for ALL CLASSES (NOTE:  schedule change due to Conferences); Literary Analysis Essays with Rubrics due Fri., 3/21

WEEK OF MONDAY, 3/17/14

Monday, 3/17

Due:  Revisions on Literary Analysis Essays

In Class:  Revising Literary Analysis Essays; Review for Greek and Latin Roots Test on Quia

Homework: STUDY for Greek and Latin Roots test which will be on Tues., 3/18 for ALL CLASSES (NOTE:  schedule change due to Conferences; Continue to revise Literary Analysis Essays at home; Literary Analysis Essays with Rubrics due Fri., 3/21

Tues., 3/18

Due:  Greek and Latin Roots Test in class

In Class:  Greek and Latin Roots Test; work on revising Literary Analysis Essays

Homework:  Literary Analysis Essays with Rubrics due Fri., 3/21

Weds., 3/19- HOURS 1, 2 and 3; Thurs., 3/20-HOURS 4, 5, and 6-1/2 DAY BOTH DAYS-CONFERENCES FROM 1-4 PM AND 5-8 PM

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Begin Insights Unit; Begin reading the short story  “Checkouts” in class; if there is time, begin working on worksheets pages 11 (Grammar) and 12 -not Part C (Vocabulary)

Homework:  Worksheets pages 11 and 12 for the short story “Checkouts” due Fri., 3/21; Literary Analysis Essays with Rubrics due Fri., 3/21

Friday, 3/21

Due:  Literary Analysis Essays due Fri., 3/21

In Class:  Collect Literary Analysis Essays with Rubrics; Go over  Grammar and Vocabulary worksheet on “Checkouts;” Test Review on Elements of a Novel

Homework:  Study for Elements of a Novel test over the weekend; Test Review on Elements of a Novel test on Quia Monday, 3/24

WEEK OF MONDAY, 3/24

Monday, 3/24

Due:  Test Review on Elements of a Novel test on Quia today

In Class:  Elements of a Novel test review on Quia in class today;  read”Raymond’s Run;” worksheets  page 18 (Grammar) and page 19-not Part C (vocabulary)

Homework: read”Raymond’s Run;” worksheets  page 18 (Grammar) and page 19-not Part C (vocabulary) if not completed in class- due Wednesday, 3/26, Thursday, 3/27 ; Study for Elements of a Novel Test on Wednesday, 3/26; Thursday, 3/27

Tuesday, 3/25; Wednesday, 3/26

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  BOOK BISTRO!!  Don’t forget to bring something to drink for yourselves.  I will provide snacks.  And of course, please bring the book you have read for our BOOK BISTRO :-)

Wednesday, 3/26, Thursday, 3/27

Due:  Elements of a Novel Test; Read”Raymond’s Run;” worksheets  page 18 (Grammar) and page 19-not Part C (vocabulary) if not completed in class

In Class:  Elements of a Novel Test;  Go over Grammar and Vocabulary worksheet pages 18 and 19; Read “A Mother in Manville;” Begin working on worksheet pages 34 (Grammar) and 35-not Part C (Vocabulary)

Homework:  Grammar and Vocabulary worksheet (pages 34 and 35) due Friday, 3/28

Friday, 3/28

Due:  Grammar and Vocabulary worksheet (pages 34 and 35) due Friday, 3/28

In class:  Go over worksheet pages 34 and 35 (grammar and vocabulary); read “The Ransom of Red Chief;” begin working on worksheet pages 41 (grammar) and 42-all of it! (vocabulary)
 
Homework:  Worksheets page 41 (grammar) and page 42 (vocabulary) on  “The Ransom of Red Chief” due Monday, 3/31

 

 

 

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 2/24

Monday, 2/24

Due:  Remember to bring your Science Fiction books, Elements of a Novel packets, composition notebooks, and Book Bistro novels you have chosen to class each day.  If you have finished your work in class, you should read your Book Bistro novel.

In Class:  Introduce Genre section of Literary Analysis paper  (only 1 paragraph); You MUST include a TOPIC SENTENCE (defining Genre-using the section on Genre in the packet on page 10); Answer either Question 1 Popular Genre) or Question 2 (Traditional Genre) depending on which specific Genre your book falls within; DO NOT ANSWER THAT YOUR BOOK IS A SCIENCE FICTION BOOK-YOU MUST CHOOSE A MORE SPECIFIC GENRE; You must also include 2 Quotations with transitions from your book with explanations using proper MLA citation format in your paragraph; Begin drafting Genre paragraph.

Homework:  Draft of Genre (one) paragraph including Topic Sentence and answer to either Question 1 or Question 2 on page 10 of Elements of a Novel packet; This MUST BE PRINTED OUT BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS Tuesday, 2/25; Wednesday, 2/26; Greek and Latin Roots Vocabulary Units 7 and 8 due Friday, 3/7; Book Bistros will be held Tuesday, 3/25; Wednesday, 3/26.

Tuesday, 2/25; Wednesday, 2/26

Due:  Typed Draft of Genre (one) paragraph including Topic Sentence and answer to either Question 1 or Question 2 on page 10 of Elements of a Novel packet; This MUST BE PRINTED OUT BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS

In Class:  Check in, review and peer and teacher edit Typed Draft of Genre paragraph; Introduce Character Development paragraph including Topic Sentence (defining Character-using the section on Character Development on page 5 in the packet) and answer  QUESTION 2 (only 1 paragraph); You must also include 2 Quotations with transitions from your book with explanations using proper MLA citation format in your paragraph; Begin drafting Character Development paragraph.

Homework:  Typed Draft of Character Development (one) paragraph including Topic Sentence and answer to  Question 2 on page 5 of Elements of a Novel packet; This MUST BE PRINTED OUT BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS Wednesday, 2/26; Thursday, 2/27;  Greek and Latin Roots Vocabulary Units 7 and 8 due Friday, 3/7; Book Bistros will be held Tuesday, 3/25; Wednesday, 3/26.

Wednesday, 2/26; Thursday, 2/27

Due:  Typed Draft of Character Development (one) paragraph including Topic Sentence and answer to  Question 2 on page 5 of Elements of a Novel packet; This MUST BE PRINTED OUT BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS

In Class:  Check in, review and peer and teacher edit Typed Draft of Character Development paragraph; Introduce Setting paragraph including Topic Sentence (defining Setting-using the section on Setting  on page 6 in the packet) and answer  QUESTION 2 (only 1 paragraph); You must also include 2 Quotations with transitions from your book with explanations using proper MLA citation format in your paragraph; Begin drafting Setting paragraph.

Homework:  Typed Draft of Setting (one) paragraph including Topic Sentence and answer to  Question 2 on page 6 of Elements of a Novel packet; This MUST BE PRINTED OUT BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS Monday;  Greek and Latin Roots Vocabulary Units 7 and 8 due Friday, 3/7; Book Bistros will be held Tuesday, 3/25; Wednesday, 3/26.

Friday, 2/28

Due:  Nothing

In Class:   In class Informational  On Demand writing prompt

Homework:  Typed Draft of Setting (one) paragraph including Topic Sentence and answer to  Question 2 on page 6 of Elements of a Novel packet; This MUST BE PRINTED OUT BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS Monday; Greek and Latin Roots Units 7 and 8 due Friday, 3/7;  Book Bistros will be held Tuesday, 3/25; Wednesday, 3/26.

WEEK OF MARCH 3

Monday, March 3

Due:  Typed Draft of Setting (one) paragraph including Topic Sentence and answer to  Question 2 on page 6 of Elements of a Novel packet; This MUST BE PRINTED OUT BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS; Make sure you bring your Science Fiction novels, composition notebooks, Book Bistro books, Rubrics, and Elements of a Novel packets   each day to class.

In Class:  Check in, review and peer and teacher edit Typed Draft of Setting paragraph; Introduce Plot Structure paragraph including Topic Sentence (defining Plot Structure using the section on Plot Structure  on page 7 in the packet) and answer  QUESTION 2 (only 1 paragraph); You must also include 2 Quotations with transitions from your book with explanations using proper MLA citation format in your paragraph; Begin drafting Plot Structure paragraph.

Homework:  Typed Draft of Plot Structure (one) paragraph including Topic Sentence and answer to  Question 2 on page 7 of Elements of a Novel packet; This MUST BE PRINTED OUT BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS Tuesday, 3/4; Wednesday, 3/5;  Greek and Latin Roots Units 7 and 8 due Friday, 3/7; Book Bistros will be held Tuesday, 3/25; Wednesday, 3/26.

Tuesday, 3/4; Wednesday, 3/5

Due:  Typed Draft of Plot Structure (one) paragraph including Topic Sentence and answer to  Question 2 on page 7 of Elements of a Novel packet; This MUST BE PRINTED OUT BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS

In Class:  Check in, review and peer and teacher edit Typed Draft of Plot Structure paragraph; Introduce Point of View paragraph including Topic Sentence (defining Point of View using the section on Point of View  on page 8 in the packet) and answer  QUESTION 2 as I have revised it (only 1 paragraph); You must also include 2 Quotations with transitions from your book with explanations using proper MLA citation format in your paragraph; Begin drafting Point of View paragraph.

Homework:  Typed Draft of Point of View as revised  (one) paragraph including Topic Sentence and answer to  Question 2 on page 8 of Elements of a Novel packet; This MUST BE PRINTED OUT BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS Wednesday, 3/5; Thursday, 3/6;   Greek and Latin Roots Units 7 and 8 due Friday, 3/7; Book Bistros will be held Tuesday, 3/25; Wednesday, 3/26.

Wednesday, 3/5; Thursday, 3/6

Due:  Typed Draft of Point of View as revised  (one) paragraph including Topic Sentence and answer to  Question 2 on page 8 of Elements of a Novel packet; This MUST BE PRINTED OUT BY THE BEGINNING OFCLASS

In Class:  Check in, review and peer and teacher edit Typed Draft of Point of View paragraph as revised; Introduce Theme paragraph including Topic Sentence (defining Theme using the section on Theme on page 9 in the packet) and answer  the following QUESTION as I have revised it (only 1 paragraph):  What is the main theme in your novel? What clues does the author use to  communicate the novel’s themes? Use examples to explain your answer.  Does this theme remind you of other novels you have read? What are they and why do they remind you of this theme?; You must also include 2 Quotations with transitions from your book with explanations using proper MLA citation format in your paragraph; Begin drafting Theme paragraph.

Homework:  Typed Draft of Theme as revised  (one) paragraph including Topic Sentence and answer  (see Elements of Elements of a Novel packet; This MUST BE PRINTED OUT BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS Monday, 3/10;   Greek and Latin Roots Units 7 and 8 due Friday, 3/7; Book Bistros will be held Tuesday, 3/25; Wednesday, 3/26.

Friday, 3/7

Due:  Greek and Latin Roots Units 7 and 8

In Class:  Check in and review Greek and Latin Roots Units 7 and 8

Homework:  Typed Draft of Theme as revised  (one) paragraph including Topic Sentence and answer  (see Elements of Elements of a Novel packet; This MUST BE PRINTED OUT BY THE BEGINNING OF CLASS Monday, 3/10;  Book Bistros will be held Tuesday, 3/25; Wednesday,3/26

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WEEK OF 2/10

Monday, 2/10

Due:  Finish Science Fiction Books by the beginning of class; Notecard 3; Vocabulary 3

In Class:  Check in NoteCard 3 and Vocabulary 3; complete Journal on the endings of Science Fiction novels in class

Homework:  Greek and Latin Roots Unit 6 due Friday, 2/14

Tues., 2/11; Weds., 2/12

Due:  Nothing

In Class: Explain Book Bistro-choose books and begin reading at home; LA Game Day-the first of the year!

Homework:  Greek and Latin Roots Unit 6 due Friday, 2/14

Weds., 2/12; Thurs., 2/13

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Begin Science Fiction Literary Analysis Paper using Science Fiction novels students read for Book Clubs.  Students MUST use their novels for this paper; Introduce Paper; review Rubric; review Introduction; begin drafting one paragraph Introduction

Homework:  Greek and Latin Roots Unit 6; Draft of one paragraph Introduction of Literary Analysis Paper due Friday, 2/14

Friday, 2/14

Due:   Greek and Latin Roots Unit 6; Draft of one paragraph Introduction of Literary Analysis Paper

In Class:  Check Greek and Latin Roots Unit 6; check in and review Introduction of Literary Analysis Paper

Homework:  Nothing

 

HAPPY  VALENTINE’S DAY!!  HAVE A WONDERFUL MID-WINTER BREAK WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS  :-)

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