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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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Welcome to Science Fiction book Clubs!!

WEEK OF MONDAY, 1/20/14

Monday, 1/20

No School-Martin Luther King Day

Tuesday, 1/21; Wednesday, 1/22

Beginning Science Fiction Book Clubs

**Please make sure to follow the SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB SCHEDULE OF READING AND ASSIGNMENTS which will be passed out in class either Tuesday, 1/21 or Wednesday, /22**

Due:  Science Fiction books if you are not purchasing or borrowing them from me; bring Composition Notebooks every day; bring Science Fiction short story worksheets to check in

In Class:  Introduce Science Fiction Book Clubs; pass out Science Fiction Book Club Schedule of Reading and Assignments (this will give you ALL reading and assignments for the entire Book Club period); pass out Elements of a Novel packet; hand out Science Fiction books; Discuss Exploring Character Development in the novel; go over Homework

Homework:  Reading you and your Book Club have decided on for each class period as long as you have 1/3 of the novel read each week; Journal 1 on Exploring Character Development due Weds.; 1/22, Thurs., 1/23; Journal 2 on Exploring Setting; Vocabulary 1; Notecard due Monday, 1/27

Weds., 1/22; Thurs., 1/23

Due:  Reading you and your Book Club have decided on for each class period as long as you have 1/3 of the novel read each week; Journal 1 on Exploring Character Development

In Class:  Discuss Elements of a Novel:  Exploring Setting in the novel; discuss Journal 2:  Setting; In Book Clubs, discuss Journal 1-Character-then read.

Homework:  1/3 of the novel read; Journal 2, Notecard 1, Vocabulary 1 due Monday, 1/27

Friday, 1/24

1/2 day of school; no LA classes; Greek and Latin Roots Unit 4 due Friday, 1/31

WEEK OF MONDAY,1/27

Monday, 1/27

Due:  1/3 of the novel read; Journal 2, Notecard 1, Vocabulary 1 due Monday, 1/27

In Class:  Discuss Element of the novel: Exploring Plot Structure (See the Plot Line that was handed out to you previously); hand out new more comprehensive Plot Line; Review Journal 3:  Plot Line;  In Book Club discuss Notcard 1, Vocabulary 1, and read.

Homework:  Reading you and your Book Club have decided on for each class period as long as you have 1/3 of the novel read each week; Journal 3due Tues., 1/28; Weds., 1/29

Tues., 1/28; Weds., 1/29

Due:  Reading you and your Book Club have decided on for each class period as long as you have 1/3 of the novel read each week; Journal 3

In Class:  Discuss Element of a Novel: Point of View; Discuss Journal 4:  From whose point of view is the story being told? Review Journal 4; In Book Club discuss Journal 3-Plot Structure-Read

Homework:  Reading you and your Book Club have decided on for each class period as long as you have 1/3 of the novel read each week; Journal 4 on Point of View due Weds., 1/29; Thurs., 1/30

Weds., 1/29; Thurs., 1/30

Due:  Reading you and your Book Club have decided on for each class period as long as you have 1/3 of the novel read each week; Journal 4 on Point of View

In Class:  Discuss Element of a novel:  Theme; discuss Journal 5 Theme; In Book Clubs discuss Journal 4 on Point of View; discuss and work on Notecard 2 and Vocabulary 2; Read

Homework:  Reading you and your Book Club have decided on for each class period as long as you have 2/3 of the novel read by Mon., 2/3; Journal 5 on Theme; Notecard 2; Vocabulary 2 due Mon., 2/3

Fri., 1/31

Due:  Greek and Latin Roots 4

In Class: Check in and review Greek and Latin Roots Unit 4; begin working on Greek and Latin Roots Unit 5

Homework:  Reading you and your Book Club have decided on for each class period as long as you have 2/3 of the novel read by Mon., 2/3; Journal 5 on Theme; Notecard 2; Vocabulary 2 due Mon., 2/3; Greek and Latin Roots Unit 4 and 5 due Fri., 2/7

WEEK OF MONDAY, 2/3

Monday, 2/3

Due:  Read to 2/3 of the novel; check in and review Journal #5-Theme

In Class:  Review Journal #5-Theme; Review Journal #6-Genre; work in Book Clubs

Homework:  Journal #6-Genre due  Wednesday, 2/5; Thursday; 2/6; Greek and Latin Roots Units 4 and 5 due Friday, 2/7; Complete novel read by Monday, 2/10, Vocabulary 3 and NoteCard 3 due Monday, 2/10

Tuesday, 2/4; Wednesday, 2/5

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Work in Book Clubs on Journal 6- Genre; read; work on Vocabulary 2 and NoteCard 2

Homework:  Journal #6-Genre due  Wednesday, 2/5; Thursday; 2/6; Greek and Latin Roots Units 4 and 5 due Friday, 2/7; Complete novel read by Monday, 2/10, Vocabulary 3 and NoteCard 3 due Monday, 2/10

Wednesday, 2/5; Thursday, 2/6

Due:  Journal #6-Genre

In Class:  Discuss and check in Journal #6-Genre; read; work on homework due Friday, 2/7 and Monday, 2/10

Homework:  Greek and Latin Roots Units 4 and 5 due Friday, 2/7; Complete novel read by Monday, 2/10, Vocabulary 3 and NoteCard 3 due Monday, 2/10

Friday, 2/7

Due:  Greek and Latin Roots Units 4 and 5

In Class:  Check in and review Greek and Latin Roots Units 4 and 5

Homework:  Complete novel read by Monday, 2/10, Vocabulary 3 and NoteCard 3 due Monday, 2/10

 

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WEEK OF JANUARY 6, 2014

Wednesday/Thursday; 1/8, 1/9

Due: Nothing

In Class: Introduce Science Fiction Unit;  Review Elements of Science Fiction;  Watch episode of Twilight Zone and discuss how it incorporates Elements of Science Fiction; if there is time, begin reading Science Fiction short stories in groups and discuss elements of Science Fiction; Begin filling out story boards for short stories in groups

Homework:  Vocabulary Lesson Unit 2  due Friday, 1/10; Journal Entry: How does “The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street” show the Elements of Science Fiction? Be specific.  Use examples.  Use proper Journal format.  Due Friday, 1/10

Friday, 1/10

Due:  Vocabulary Unit 2; Journal Entry: How does “The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street” show the Elements of Science Fiction. Be specific.  Use examples.  Use proper Journal format.

In Class:  Check in and review Journal entries; check in and review Vocabulary Unit 2; Review Vocabulary Unit 3 and begin working on it in class

Homework:  Bring textbooks to class Monday, 1/13; Vocabulary Unit 3 due Friday, 1/17; bring Science Fiction books for Sci Fi Book Clubs if you are purchasing them yourselves by Friday, 1/17

WEEK OF MONDAY, 1/13/14

Monday, 1/13

Due:  Bring textbooks to class

In Class:  Read the short story “Rain, Rain, Go Away” by Isaac Asimov as a class and discuss; begin to work on SkillBuilder/Vocabulary packet on short story

Homework:  “Rain, Rain, Go Away” packet due Tuesday/Wednesday, 1/14, 1/15; Sci Fi Short Stories read by beginning of class Wednesday, 1/15; Thursday, 1/16; Vocabulary Unit 3 due Friday, 1/17; bring Science Fiction books for Sci Fi Book Clubs if you are purchasing them yourselves by Friday, 1/17; Sci Fi Short Story Worksheets completed by Fri., 1/17

Tuesday, 1/14; Wednesday, 1/15

Due:  Worksheets on “Rain, Rain, Go Away”

In Class:  Check in Worksheets on “Rain, Rain, Go Away,” Criterion Assessment in Lab 501; When finished, begin reading Sci Fi Short Story you are assigned

Homework:  Sci Fi Short Stories read by beginning of class Wednesday, 1/15, Thursday, 1/16; Vocabulary Unit 3 due Friday, 1/17; bring Science Fiction books for Sci Fi Book Clubs if you are purchasing them yourselves by Friday, 1/17; Sci Fi Short Story Worksheets completed by Fri., 1/17

Wednesday, 1/15; Thursday, 1/16

Due:  Sci Fi Short Stories read by beginning of class today

In Class:  Share stories with members of class who read your same Sci Fi  Short Story; Work on Worksheets (Plot Line, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Literary Focus questions) for your short story with your group members in class

Homework:  Vocabulary Unit 3 due Friday, 1/17; bring Science Fiction books for Sci Fi Book Clubs if you are purchasing them yourselves by Friday, 1/17; Sci Fi Short Story Worksheets completed by Fri., 1/17

Friday, 1/17

Due:  Vocabulary Unit 3 due Friday, 1/17; bring Science Fiction books for Sci Fi Book Clubs if you are purchasing them yourselves by Friday, 1/17; Sci Fi Short Story Worksheets completed by Fri., 1/17

In Class:  Check in and review Vocabulary Unit 3; review Vocabulary Unit 4; Check in and review Vocabulary Unit 4; review Sci Fi Short Story Worksheets

Homework:  Make sure everyone has your purchased Science Fiction books with them.  We are beginning our Science Fiction Book Clubs on Tuesday, 1/21 (there is no school on Monday, 1/20 due to Martin Luther King Day)

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 12/16

Monday, 12/16

Due:  Bring composition notebooks to class every day!

In Class: Collect any overdue Novel Selection sheets for Science Fiction Unit; Collect any late Historical Newspaper Articles; finish watching Remember the Titan; time in class to begin Journal on allusions relating to the movie?

Homework:  Journal “Why are we watching Remember the Titans” as it relates to the novel Witness?  Use specific details and examples from the movie and the book in your answer, due Wednesday, 12/18; Thursday, 12/19; Unit 1 from Greek and Latin Roots packet due Friday, 12/20

Tuesday, 12/17; Wednesday, 12/18

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Complete Journal on allusions as they relate to the movie Remember the Titans in class today and discuss;  Journal on why we watched the movie Remember the Titans as it relates to the novel Witness; check both Journals in

Homework:  Journal on why we watched the movie Remember the Titans as it relates to the novel Witness due Wednesday, 12/18; Thursday, 12/19; Unit 1 on Greek and Latin Roots due Friday, 12/20

Wednesday, 12/18; Thursday, 12/19

Due:  Journal on why we watched the movie Remember the Titans as it relates to the novel Witness

In Class:  Check in Journal on movie and novel and discuss; Prepare Portfolios from work submitted in class so far; have LA Game Day for the remaining class period

Homework:  Unit 1 on Greek and Latin Roots due Friday, 12/20

Friday, 12/20

Due:  Unit 1 on Greek and Latin Roots

In Class:  Check Unit 1 on Greek and Latin Roots and discuss; if there is time begin Introduction of Science Fiction Unit with Focus Questions and possibly showing short video clip of a Twilight Zone episode

Homework:  Nothing

HAVE A SAFE AND VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY!!!

 

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 12/9

Monday, 12/9

Due:  Final Draft of Historical Newspaper Articles with Rubric-one copy per student (to be placed on wiki); Novel Selection Sheets for Science Fiction novels (with money if ordering book from BCS)

In Class:  Collect Final Drafts of Historical Newspaper Articles with Rubrics; Collect Novel Selection Sheets for Science Fiction novels; share Historical Fiction Articles with the class

Homework:  Nothing

Tuesday, 12/10; Wednesday, 12/11

Due: Nothing

In Class:  Show the movie Remember the Titans , discuss Allusions and link to the novel Witness

Homework:  Nothing

Wednesday, 12/11, Thursday, 12/12 (Delayed Start!)

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Show movie Remember the Titans and continue discussion about Allusions and link to novel Witness

Homework:  Nothing

Friday, 12/13

Due:  Nothing

In Class:    Introduce Vocabulary Unit on Greek and Latin Roots-8 Units.  Each Unit will be reviewed every Friday and the Homework will be due the next Friday.  Unit 1 will be introduced this Friday (12/14), there will be time to begin the work for this Unit, and the rest of the Unit’s Homework will be due the following Friday, 12/20

Homework:  Complete Unit 1 of Greek and Latin Roots by the beginning of class Friday, 12/20

 

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 12/2

Monday, 12/2

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Pass out and discuss Science Fiction Novel Selection sheets; Continue working on Historical Newspaper Articles

Homework: Classroom Spelling Bee on Friday, 12/6; Science Fiction Novel Selection sheets due (with money if students are purchasing a novel from BCS) Monday, 12/9; Historical Newspaper Articles with Rubric (EACH STUDENT IN EACH GROUP MUST TURN IN AN ARTICLE AND RUBRIC) due Monday, 12/9

Tuesday/Wednesday, 12/3/12/4

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Continue working on Historical Newspaper Articles; When 1st Draft is completed, each group must have their Historical Newspaper Article peer edited by at least 2 classmates, and then must complete a 2nd Draft incorporating their peers’ suggested changes; the 2nd Draft must then be edited by Ms. Share; a final Draft must then be completed

Homework:  Classroom Spelling Bee on Friday, 12/6; Science Fiction Novel Selection sheets due (with money if students are purchasing a novel from BCS) Monday, 12/9; Historical Newspaper Articles with Rubric (EACH STUDENT IN EACH GROUP MUST TURN IN AN ARTICLE AND RUBRIC) due Monday, 12/9

Wednesday/Thursday, 12/4, 12/5

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Continue working on Historical Newspaper Articles; When 1st Draft is completed, each group must have their Historical Newspaper Article peer edited by at least 2 classmates, and then must complete a 2nd Draft incorporating their peers’ suggested changes; the 2nd Draft must then be edited by Ms. Share; a final Draft must then be completed

Homework:  Classroom Spelling Bee on Friday, 12/6; Science Fiction Novel Selection sheets due (with money if students are purchasing a novel from BCS) Monday, 12/9; Historical Newspaper Articles with Rubric (EACH STUDENT IN EACH GROUP MUST TURN IN AN ARTICLE AND RUBRIC) due Monday, 12/9

Friday, 12/6

Due:  Nothing

In Class: Classroom Spelling Bee!

Homework:  Science Fiction Novel Selection sheets due (with money if students are purchasing a novel from BCS) Monday, 12/9; Historical Newspaper Articles with Rubric (EACH STUDENT IN EACH GROUP MUST TURN IN AN ARTICLE AND RUBRIC) due Monday, 12/9

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WEEK OF DECEMBER 2nd

Monday, 12/2

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Continuing working on Historical Newspaper Articles with partners making sure to use Rubric and example when working

Homework:  Each group should have all 4 paragraphs of Historical Newspaper completed by Tuesday, 12/3 (Hours 2-4)/Wednesday 12/4 (Hours 5,6); EACH STUDENT IN CLASS MUST TURN IN A COPY OF YOUR HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER ARTICLE WITH YOUR RUBRIC ATTACHED.  THESE ARE DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS ON MONDAY, 12/9

Tuesday, 12/3 (Hours 2-4), Wednesday,  12/4 (Hours 5,6)

Due:  Each group should have all 4 paragraphs of Historical Newspaper completed by Tuesday, 12/3 (Hours 2-4)/Wednesday 12/4 (Hours 5,6)

In Class:  Work 2 graphics  (Photo, Fact -diagram, timeline, map, or chart), making sure each has a caption); Newspaper Title, Article Title, By-Line, Pulled-Quote, City and State, and make sure your Historical Newspaper Article is all in 3rd Person; Peer edit and Teacher edit

Homework:  Each Partner must make sure to edit the Historical Newspaper Article making sure it complies with all requirements of the Rubric-due Weds., 12/4 (2nd Hour), Thurs., 12/5 (3rd-6th Hour);
EACH STUDENT IN CLASS MUST TURN IN A COPY OF YOUR HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER ARTICLE WITH RUBRIC ATTACHED.  THESE ARE DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS ON MONDAY, 12/9

Weds., 12/4, Thurs., 12/5

Due: Each Partner must make sure to edit the Historical Newspaper Article making sure it complies with all requirements of the Rubric

In Class:  This will be the last class period you have to work on your Historical Newspaper Article; partners MUST make sure  that all paragraphs are correct according to the Rubric; that ALL portions of the Historical Newspaper Article are correct acc0rding to the Rubric;  we will peer and teacher edit in class for the last time before the Historical Newspaper Article is due

Homework:  EACH STUDENT IN CLASS MUST TURN IN A COPY OF YOUR HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER ARTICLE WITH RUBRICS ATTACHED.  THESE ARE DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS ON MONDAY, 12/9

Friday, 12/6

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Spelling Bee

Homework:  EACH STUDENT IN CLASS MUST TURN IN A COPY OF YOUR HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER.  THESE  ARTICLES WITH RUBRICS ATTACHED ARE DUE AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS ON MONDAY, 12/9

WEEK OF MONDAY, 12/9

Due:  EACH STUDENT IN CLASS MUST TURN IN A COPY OF YOUR HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER WITH RUBRICS ATTACHED

In Class:  Pass out Science Fiction book selection sheets (Yes!  Our Science Fiction Unit is coming :-); Collect A COPY OF YOUR HISTORICAL NEWSPAPER WITH YOUR RUBRIC-EACH STUDENT MUST TURN IN A COPY OF BOTH; each group will share their Historical Newspaper Articles with the class

Homework:  Nothing

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