• DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  June 15-19

    Remote Learning:

     - See Google Classroom for assignments

     - Check your Google email for daily learning goals

    All assignments MUST be completed in Google Classroom.

    Monday, June 15

    Classwork:

    • Complete all missing assignments.  They are due today.

    Tuesday, June 16

    Classwork:

    • Virtual Magic Show 
      12:00 - 12:45 - McAuliffe Show 1
      1:00 - 1:45 - McAuliffe Show 2

    Wednesday, June 17

    Classwork:

    • Please join our last Google Meet to say our goodbyes

           Period 1/2 @ 8:30     Period 4/5 @ 10:00     Period 7/8 @ 11:45

           

    Thursday, June 18

    Classwork:

    • Graduation - Please watch the YouTube video:  University of Texas 2014 Commencement Address from Navy Seal Admiral (I promise, it will be worth it.)

    Friday, June 19

    Classwork:

    • Celebrate you by doing one of your favorite things 

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  June 8-12

    Remote Learning:

     - See Google Classroom for assignments

     - Check your Google email for daily learning goals

    All assignments MUST be completed in Google Classroom.

    Monday, June 8

    Classwork:

    What's in Your Future? Speech Prompt

    • Prepare and practice oral two-three minute speech
    • Video your speech and upload in Google Classroom - Topic:  Research Speech - Oral Speech OR make an appointment for Google Meet to present live
    • DUE DATE:  Today June 8, 2020

    Tuesday, June 9

    Classwork:

    Letter to Yourself as a Senior in High School

    • Write a letter to yourself that will be mailed at the end of your senior year of high school
    • This is an informal letter.  The more you put into it, the more you will enjoy it later.
    • Suggestions to include:  What was it like spending the end of your 8th grade in quarantine? What accomplishment were you most proud of in middle school?  Who were friends? Favorite lunch?  What is your goal in high school? What activities do you plan to do?  What lessons have I learned up until this point?  Define Things You Want to Change in the Future.
    • Email letter: jdparlow@jacksonsd.org
    • DUE DATE:  June 12, 2020

    Wednesday, June 10

    Classwork:

    Letter to Yourself as a Senior in High School

    • Write a letter to yourself that will be mailed at the end of your senior year of high school
    • This is an informal letter.  The more you put into it, the more you will enjoy it later.
    • Suggestions to include:  What was it like spending the end of your 8th grade in quarantine? What accomplishment were you most proud of in middle school?  Who were friends? Favorite lunch?  What is your goal in high school? What activities do you plan to do?  What lessons have I learned up until this point?  Define Things You Want to Change in the Future.
    • Email letter: jdparlow@jacksonsd.org
    • DUE DATE:  June 12, 2020

    Thursday, June 11

    Classwork:

    Letter to Yourself as a Senior in High School

    • Write a letter to yourself that will be mailed at the end of your senior year of high school
    • This is an informal letter.  The more you put into it, the more you will enjoy it later.
    • Suggestions to include:  What was it like spending the end of your 8th grade in quarantine? What accomplishment were you most proud of in middle school?  Who were friends? Favorite lunch?  What is your goal in high school? What activities do you plan to do?  What lessons have I learned up until this point?  Define Things You Want to Change in the Future.
    • Email letter: jdparlow@jacksonsd.org
    • DUE DATE:  June 12, 2020

    Friday, June 12

    Classwork:

    Letter to Yourself as a Senior in High School

    • Write a letter to yourself that will be mailed at the end of your senior year of high school
    • This is an informal letter.  The more you put into it, the more you will enjoy it at a later date.
    • Suggestions to include:  What was it like spending the end of your 8th grade in quarantine? What accomplishment were you most proud of in middle school?  Who were friends? Favorite lunch?  What is your goal in high school? What activities do you plan to do?  What lessons have I learned up until this point?  Define Things You Want to Change in the Future.
    • Email letter: jdparlow@jacksonsd.org
    • DUE DATE:  TODAY,  June 12, 2020

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  June 1-5

    Remote Learning:

     - See Google Classroom for assignments

     - Check your Google email for daily learning goals

    All assignments MUST be completed in Google Classroom.

    Monday, June 1

    Classwork:

    Google Meet "Office" Hours - Period 1/2 @ 8:55-9:15     Period 4/5 @ 10:30-10:50    Period 7/8 @ 11:45-12:05

    What's in Your Future? Speech Prompt 

    • Pop into our Google Meet if you have any questions
    • Gather information on career choice
    • Begin writing a five-paragraph research paper - Must be in MLA format
    • Upload in Google Classroom - Topic:  Research Speech - Written Report
    • DUE DATE:  June 3, 2020

    Tuesday, June 2

    Classwork:

    What's in Your Future? Speech Prompt

    • Continue writing the five-paragraph research paper - Must be in MLA format
    • Upload in Google Classroom - Topic:  Research Speech - Written Report
    • DUE DATE:  June 3, 2020

    Wednesday, June 3

    Classwork:

    What's in Your Future? Speech Prompt

    • Finish writing the five-paragraph research paper - Must be in MLA format
    • Upload in Google Classroom - Topic:  Research Speech - Written Report
    • DUE DATE:  June 3, 2020 - TODAY

    Thursday, June 4

    Classwork:

    What's in Your Future? Speech Prompt

    • Prepare and practice oral two-three minute speech
    • Video your speech and upload in Google Classroom - Topic:  Research Speech - Oral Speech OR make an appointment for Google Meet to present live
    • DUE DATE:  On or before June 8, 2020

    Friday, June 5

    Classwork:

    What's in Your Future? Speech Prompt

    • Prepare and practice oral two-three minute speech
    • Video your speech and upload in Google Classroom - Topic:  Research Speech - Oral Speech OR make an appointment for Google Meet to present live
    • DUE DATE:  On or before June 8, 2020

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  May 25-29

    Remote Learning:

     - See Google Classroom for assignments

     - Check your Google email for daily learning goals

    All assignments MUST be completed in Google Classroom.

    Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day

     

    Tuesday, May 26

    Classwork:

    Google Meet - Period 1/2 @ 9:00   Period 4/5 @ 10:00   Period 7/8 @ 11:45

    • Discuss chapter 6 and review for quiz 
    • Discuss requirements:  What's in Your Future? Speech Prompt
    • Complete chapter 6 quiz

    Wednesday, May 27

    Classwork:

    What's in your future? (Speech)

    • What's in Your Future? Speech Prompt
    • See PowerPoint and Screencastify directions
    • Begin taking notes/outlining your career choice

    Thursday, May 28

    Classwork:

    What's in your future? (Speech)

    • What's in Your Future? Speech Prompt
    • Take notes/outline your career
    • Write a five-paragraph speech - See handout for directions for what should be included in each paragraph
    • The paper must be in MLA format, citing the information taken from the source

     Friday, May 29

    Classwork:

    What's in your future? (Speech)

    • Kahoot - Review public speaking skills - Top Ten scores will get extra credit on written speech 
    • Write a five-paragraph speech - See handout for directions for what should be included in each paragraph
    • The paper must be in MLA format, citing the information taken from the source

     

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  May 18-22

    Remote Learning:

     - See Google Classroom for assignments

     - Check your Google email for daily learning goals

    All assignments MUST be completed in Google Classroom.

    Monday, May 18

    Classwork:

    Google Meet - Period 1/2 @ 8:30   Period 4/5 @ 10:00   Period 7/8 @ 11:45

    • Discuss chapter 4
    • Complete chapter 4 quiz

    Tuesday, May 19 and Wednesday, May 20

    Classwork:

    The Pearl

    • Read Chapter 5 - pages 58-67
    • Complete the Reader's Response questions 

    Thursday, May 21

    Classwork:

    Google Meet - Period 1/2 @ 8:30   Period 4/5 @ 10:00   Period 7/8 @ 11:45

    • Discuss chapter 5
    • Complete chapter 5 quiz

    Friday, May 22

    Classwork:

    The Pearl

    • Read chapter 6 - pages 68-90
    • Complete Reader's Response questions

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  May 11-15

    Remote Learning:

     - See Google Classroom for assignments

     - Check your Google email for daily learning goals

    All assignments MUST be completed in Google Classroom.

    Monday, May 11

    Classwork:

    The Pearl

    • Chapter 3 Vocabulary- Define words and complete fill in the blank sentences using them 

    Tuesday, May 12 and Wednesday, May 13

    Classwork:

    The Pearl

    • Read Chapter 3 - pages 21-40
    • Complete the Reader's Response questions 

    Thursday, May 14

    Classwork:

    Google Meet - Period 1/2 @ 8:30   Period 4/5 @ 10:00   Period 7/8 @ 11:45

    • Discuss chapter 3
    • Complete chapter 3 quiz

    Friday, May 15

    Classwork:

    The Pearl

    • Read chapter 4 - pages 41-57
    • Complete Reader's Response questions

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  May 4-8

    Remote Learning:

     - See Google Classroom for assignments

     - Check your Google email for daily learning goals

    All assignments MUST be completed in Google Classroom.

    Monday, May 4

    Classwork:

    Google Meet - Period 1/2 @ 8:30   Period 4/5 @ 10:00   Period 7/8 @ 11:45

    The Pearl

    • Google Meet to discuss chapter 1
    • Complete quiz after Meet

    Tuesday, May 5

    Classwork:

    The Pearl

    • Chapter 2 Vocabulary- Define words and complete fill in the blank sentences using them 

    Wednesday, May 6 and Thursday, May 7

    Classwork:

    The Pearl

    • Read Chapter 2 - pages 13-20
    • Answer the 13 Reader's Response questions 

    Friday, May 8

    Classwork:

    Google Meet - Period 1/2 @ 8:30   Period 4/5 @ 10:00   Period 7/8 @ 11:45

    The Pearl

    • Google Meet to discuss chapter 2
    • Complete quiz after Meet

     

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  April 27-May 1

    Remote Learning:

     - See Google Classroom for assignments

     - Check your Google email for daily learning goals

    All assignments MUST be completed in Google Classroom.

    Monday, April 27

    Classwork:

    Google Meet - Period 1/2 @ 8:30   Period 4/5 @ 10:00   Period 7/8 @ 11:45

    "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Complete Kahoot - Review for test
    • Test tomorrow  
    • PowerPoint slides will be shared as to what happened the Franks, VanDaans, and Mr. Dussel

    Tuesday, April 28

    Classwork:

    "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Complete test - open book, please use it :) 

    Wednesday, April 29

    Classwork:

    The Pearl

    • Introduce the author, John Steinbeck, by watching a short clip  
    • Introduce the novel by watching a short clip
    • Complete Chapter 1 vocabulary - write the definition and an original sentence for each of the eight words

    Thursday, April 30 and Friday, May 1

    Classwork:

    The Pearl

    • Read Chapter 1 - pages 1-12
    • Answer the ten Reader's Response questions 

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  April 20-24

    Remote Learning:

     - See Google Classroom for assignments

     - Check your Google email for daily learning goals

    All assignments MUST be completed in Google Classroom.

    Monday, April 20

    Classwork:

    Verb Tense

    • Screencastiify Lesson - Explain simple verb tenses
    • Complete WS chart - (WS in Google Classroom)
    • Complete WS present tense - (WS in Google Classroom)

    "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Reread Act Two, Scene 1 - pages 546-553
    • Complete Reader's Response questions - (WS in Google Classroom)

    Tuesday, April 21

    Classwork:

    Verb Tense

    • Screencastiify Lesson - Explain past verb tenses
    • Complete WS past tense - (WS in Google Classroom)

    "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Reread Act Two, Scene 2 - pages 553-557
    • Complete Reader's Response questions - (WS in Google Classroom)

    Wednesday, April 22

    Classwork:

    Verb Tense

    • Screencastiify Lesson - Explain future verb tenses
    • Complete WS future tense - (WS in Google Classroom)

    "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Reread Act Two, Scene 3- pages 557-561
    • Complete Reader's Response questions - (WS in Google Classroom)

    Thursday, April 23

    Classwork:

    Verb Tense

    • Complete Review - (WS in Google Classroom)
    • Quiz tomorrow 

    "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Reread Act Two, Scenes 4 and 5- pages 561-564
    • Complete Reader's Response questions - (WS in Google Classroom)

    Friday, April 24

    Classwork:

    Verb Tense

    • Quiz

    "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Complete After Reading - page 566 #1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 

     

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  April 6-8

    Remote Learning:

     - See Google Classroom for assignments

     - Check your Google email for daily learning goals

    All assignments MUST be completed in Google Classroom.

    Monday, April 6

    Classwork:

    "The Wise Old Woman"

    • Read folk tale (linked in Google Classroom)
    • Complete Reader's Response questions (See worksheet in Google Classroom).  Classwork Grade

    Homework:

         Test on Wednesday - open book

    Tuesday, April 7

    Classwork:

    "The Wise Old Woman"

    • Complete Vocabulary and After Reading Questions (See worksheet in Google classroom) Classwork Grade

    Homework:

         Test on Wednesday - open book

    Wednesday, April 8

    Classwork:

    "The Wise Old Woman"

    • Complete test - open book (Google form) Assessment Grade

    Homework:

         Have a relaxing spring break :)

     

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  March 30-April 3

    Remote Learning:

     - See Google Classroom for assignments

     - Check your Google email for daily learning goals

    All assignments MUST be completed in Google Classroom.

    Monday, March 30

    Classwork:

    1. Punctuating Dialogue
    • Listen to Screencastify for review lesson and directions
    • Complete document in Google Classroom
    1. Book Report is due tomorrow. Please see Google Classroom – You can write it on the document provided or email a picture of the hard copy given to you.  PUPPET – If you would like to make your own for extra credit, please feel free.  Send me a picture J

    Tuesday, March 31

    Classwork:

    1. Book Report is due today. Please see Google Classroom – You can write it on the document provided or email a picture of the hard copy given to you.  PUPPET – If you would like to make your own for extra credit, please feel free.  Send me a picture J
    2. Narrative Writing
    • Review narrative writing - View EdPuzzle:  Narratives
    • Read the excerpt from Among the Hidden
    • Use the graphic organizer to plan
    • Continue the story from the point of view of Luke
    • The narrative must be written in Google Classroom, as always J


    Wednesday, April 1- Friday, April 3

    Classwork:

    1. Narrative Writing
    • Continue writing your narrative
    • Make sure you read it over, making needed corrections and revisions
    • Submit it by Friday, April 3

     

     DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  March 23-27

    Remote Learning - See Google Classroom for assignments AND Check your Google email for daily learning goals.

    Sustained Silent Reading:  Continue reading your novel. Journal is due on Friday, March 27.  It needs to include:  Climax, Resolution, Point of View, Personal Response.  This will count as a classwork assignment worth 40 points.

    Link It Practice Tests:  In total, you will need to complete FOUR.  They count as homework grades.  Assess codes can be found in Google Classroom.

    Due Dates:  Literary Analysis - Monday, March 23

                       Narrative - Friday, March 27

                       Practice Test (opens Monday, March 23) due Friday, March 27

    Please take your time!

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  March 16-20

    Remote Learning - See Google Classroom for assignments

    Sustained Silent Reading:  Continue reading your novel.  The journal assignment, elements of a story, is due upon return to school.  It includes:  Rising Action (conflicts), Climax, Resolution, Point of View, Personal Response.  This will count as a classwork assignment.

    Third Marking Period Project:  The third marking period assignment was given in February.  It is due when we return to school.  It includes:  Create a puppet of the main character, complete a two-sided worksheet about the novel.  (If you lost the copy we gave you, another copy can be found in our Google Classroom - Marking Period Projects .)  An oral presentation will need to be given when we return.  The entire project will count as a test grade. 

    Class Assignments: 

    Monday - Wednesday (March 16, 17, 18):  Complete LinkIt! Grade 8 ELA Research Simulation Task (Google Classroom has an access code). This will be graded as homework on March 19.

    Thursday-Friday (March 19-20):  Complete LinkIt! Grade 8 ELA Literacy Analysis Task (Google Classroom has an access code). This will be graded as homework on March 24.

     

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  March 9-13

    Monday, March 9

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Read play aloud and discuss - Act One, Scenes 4 and 5:  pages 533-544
    • Respond to guided questions

    Homework:

            1.  If needed, complete guided questions responses

            2.  Due tomorrow:  Complete WS - Facts about the Holocaust 

    Tuesday, March 10

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Review WS-Introduction to Holocaust
    • Read and discuss the excerpt from Anne's diary - page 544
    • After Reading - Complete page 545 #1-7
    • Complete WS - Question Support Act One 

    Homework:

            1.  If needed, complete guided questions responses

            2.  Due tomorrow:  Complete WS - Facts about the Holocaust 

    Wednesday, March 11

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Test - Act One - open book

    Homework:

            1.  No homework

    Thursday, March 12

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Read play aloud and discuss - Act Two, Scenes 1 and 2:  pages 546-556
    • Respond to guided questions

    Homework:

            1.  If needed, complete guided questions responses

    Friday, March 13

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Read play aloud and discuss - Act Two, Scenes 3 and 5:  pages 556-565
    • Respond to guided questions

    Homework:

            1.  If needed, complete guided questions responses  

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  March 2-6

    Monday, March 2

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. Celebrate Dr. Suess

    • Family Feud
    • Kahoot

    Homework:

            No homework

     Tuesday, March 3

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Read and discuss pages 508-509
    • Complete WS105-Vocabulary in Context
    • Write sentences for each vocabulary word
    • Power Notes:  History Video/Author on line
    • Watch a clip of Anne's life before the Holocaust

    Homework:

            Write a sentence for each vocabulary word

     Wednesday, March 4

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Watch a video clip of Anne's life before the Holocaust

    Homework:

            Due Friday:  Complete WS - Facts about the Holocaust

    Thursday, March 5

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Read play aloud - Act One, Scenes 1 and 2:  pages 510-520
    • Respond to guided questions

    Homework:

            1.  If needed, complete guided questions responses

            2.  Due tomorrow:  Complete WS - Facts about the Holocaust 

     

    Friday, March 6

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Read play aloud - Act One, Scene 3:  pages 521-532
    • Respond to guided questions

    Homework:

            1.  If needed, complete guided questions responses 

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  February 24-28

     Monday, February 24

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. Narrative Writing

    • Finalize narrative story with your partner

    Homework:

    1. Complete WS-Writing Dialogue - Paragraph 1

    Tuesday, February 25

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. Holocaust

    • Research provided the topic with a partner and prepare a PowerPoint to present to the class

    Homework:

    1. Complete WS-Writing Dialogue - Paragraph 2

    Wednesday, February 26

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. Holocaust

    • Research provided the topic with a partner and prepare a PowerPoint to present to the class

    Homework:

    1. Complete WS-Writing Dialogue - Paragraph 3

    Thursday, February 27

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. Holocaust

    • Present PowerPoint to the class

    Homework:

    1. Complete WS-Writing Dialogue - Paragraph 4 / Test tomorrow

    Friday, February 28

    Classwork:

    1. Grammar:  Using Dialogue Test
    2. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. "The Diary of Anne Frank"

    • Read and discuss pages 508-509
    • Complete WS105-Vocabulary in Context
    • Write sentences for each vocabulary word
    • Power Notes:  History Video/Author on line
    • Watch a clip of Anne's life before the Holocaust

    Homework:

            No homework

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  February 17-21

    Monday, February 17 - Presidents' Day

    Tuesday, February 18

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. Conversational Dialogue Punctuation

    • Chromebooks - Type dialogue paragraphs from grammar text - page 454 Exercise 36
    • Worksheets - Identifying and punctuating sentences with dialogue

    Homework:

    1. Complete worksheets - Identifying and punctuating sentences with dialogue

    Wednesday, February 19

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. Narrative Writing

    • Write two short narratives - one truth and one lie

    Homework:

    1. Complete worksheet - Punctuating dialogue

    Thursday, February 20

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. Narrative Writing

    • Finish two short narratives - one truth and one lie
    • Share with groups and they will guess which is which

    Homework:

    1. Complete worksheet - Punctuating dialogue

    Friday, February 21

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. Narrative Writing

    • Write benchmark narrative story

    Homework:

    1. Enjoy your novel :)

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  February 10-14

    Monday, February 10

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. Touching Spirit Bear

    • PBL: Group Project:  Continue working on the assignment
    • Worksheet Packet-Part 2 will be checked 

    Homework:

    1. Touching Spirit Bear - open-book test will be on Wednesday, February 12
    2. Individualized Skills packet - due Thursday, February 13 (counts as two homework assignments)

    Tuesday, February 11

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  

           2. Touching Spirit Bear

    • PBL: Group Project:  Finish the assignment
    • Review for test
    • Worksheet Packet-Part 2 will be checked 

    Homework:

    1. Touching Spirit Bear - open-book test will be on Wednesday, February 12
    2. Individualized Skills packet - due Thursday, February 13 (counts as two homework assignments)

    Wednesday, February 12

    Classwork:

    1. Touching Spirit Bear:  Complete open-book test
    2. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.         

    Homework:

    1. Individualized Skills packet - due Thursday, February 13 (counts as two homework assignments)

    Thursday, February 13

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  
    2. Individualized Skills - Small groups - Review and discuss homework

           3.  Narrative Writing - Dialogue

    • Distribute and discuss punctuation for conversational dialogue
    • Grammar Text:  Complete exercise
    • Partners - Given a situation, write a dialogue conversation

    Homework:

    1. Complete WS - Punctuation with Dialogue

    Friday, February 14

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify elements of the story in your journal.  
    2. Individualized Skills - Small groups - Review and discuss homework

           3.  Narrative Writing - Dialogue

    • Partners - Given a situation, write and present a dialogue conversation
    • Complete worksheet - punctuate with dialogue

    Homework:

    1. Enjoy a good book

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  February 3-7

    Monday, February 3 - Inservice

    Tuesday, February 4

    Classwork:

    1. Touching Spirit Bear
    • Read chapters 23-25:  189-214
    • Complete in the packet:  comprehension questions, conflicts, character feelings chart (WS 14, 15, 18)
    • Complete 3-2-1 Reflection
    • Continue with sketch-noting   

    Homework:

    1. TSB - Worksheet Packet due Friday, February 7
    2. Third marking period novel is needed by Monday, February 10

    Wednesday, February 5

    Classwork:

    1. Touching Spirit Bear
    • Discussion of chapters 23-25
    • Complete Quiz - Chapters 20-24
    • Continue with sketch-noting   

    Homework:

    1. TSB - Worksheet Packet due Friday, February 7
    2. Complete Individualized Skills Packet - Due Thursday, February 13
    3. Third marking period novel is needed by Monday, February 10

    Thursday, February 6

    Classwork:

    1. IMC - Book Selection
    2. Touching Spirit Bear
    • Read chapters 26-27:  215-232
    • Complete in the packet:  comprehension questions WS 19 
    • Complete 3-2-1 Reflection
    • Finalize sketch-noting   
    • Read as a class Chapter 28 - pages 233-240

    Homework:

    1. TSB - Worksheet Packet due Friday, February 7
    2. Complete Individualized Skills Packet - Due Thursday, February 13
    3. Third marking period novel is needed by Monday, February 10

    Friday, February 7

    Classwork:

    1. SSR:  Organize journal for third marking period independent reading assignment
    2. Touching Spirit Bear
    • Discussion of chapters 26-28
    • Complete Quiz - Chapters 25-28
    • Group PBL Project:  Distribute and discuss requirements and begin the project   

    Homework:

    1. Complete Individualized Skills Packet - Due Thursday, February 13
    2. Third marking period novel is needed by Monday, February 10

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  January 27-31

    Monday, January 27

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.  The last three signposts are due January 28.

           2. Touching Spirit Bear

    • Read chapters 17-19: pages 140-166
    • Complete:  comprehension questions, conflicts, character feelings chart, AND 3-2-1 chart      

    Homework:

    1. Reading Skills packet - due Wednesday, January 29 (This will count as two homework assignments)
    2. Three signposts AND MP 2 Book Report are due January 28.  They will not be accepted after January 30. 

    Tuesday, January 28

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.  The last three signposts are due January 28.

           2. Touching Spirit Bear

    • TQE Talk with focus:  Change of setting, increased character development, and nature's symbolism
    • Sketchnoting

    Homework:

    1. Reading Skills packet - due Wednesday, January 29 (This will count as two homework assignments)
    2. Three signposts AND MP 2 Book Report are due January 28.  They will not be accepted after January 30.

    Wednesday, January 29

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.  The last three signposts are due January 28.

           2.  Reading Skills packet - Groups will meet to review worksheets and answer questions

           3. Touching Spirit Bear

    • Quiz - Chapters 17-19
    • Read chapters 20-21: pages 167-184
    • Complete:  comprehension questions AND 3-2-1 chart      

    Homework:

    1. Three signposts AND MP 2 Book Report are due January 28.  They will not be accepted after January 30.

    Thursday, January 30

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading:  Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.  The last three signposts are due January 28.

           2.  Reading Skills packet - Groups will meet to review worksheets and answer questions

           3. Touching Spirit Bear

    • TQE Talk with focus:  Change of setting, increased character development, and nature's symbolism
    • Sketchnoting     

    Homework:

            No homework...but you should always be reading a book

    Friday, January 31

    Classwork:

    1. Link It - Benchmark B:  Assess skills - classwork grade

    Homework:

            No homework...but you should always be reading a book

     

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  January 20-24

    Monday, January 20 - Martin Luther King, Jr Day

    Tuesday, January 21

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 28.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Literary Analysis

    • Write a four-paragraph essay on the theme: Greed can affect actions     

    Homework:

    1. Continue working on the essay
    2. Three signposts due by Tuesday, January 28

    Wednesday, January 22

    Classwork:

    1. Link It - Benchmark
    • Complete form analyzing assessment data

           2. Literary Analysis

    • Write a four-paragraph essay on the theme: Greed can affect actions     

    Homework:

    1. Finish essay
    2. Complete worksheets - individualized skills from data analysis
    3. Three signposts due by Tuesday, January 28

    Thursday, January 23

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 28
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Touching Spirit Bear

    • Read independently Chapters 14 - 16
    • Complete questions

    Homework:

    1. Complete worksheets - individualized skills from data analysis
    2. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 28

    Friday, January 24

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 28
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Touching Spirit Bear

    • Discussion of Chapters 14 - 16
    • Focus:  Cole's transformation, is he being honest, personal exploration and forgiveness
    • Complete questions

    Homework:

    1. Complete worksheets - individualized skills from data analysis
    2. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 28



    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  January 13-17

    Monday, January 13

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 15.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Vocabulary - Lesson 3

    • Read 3E- Passage aloud and discuss

           3.  Touching Spirit Bear

    • Sketchnoting - Chapters 1-8 (WS 11)
    • Read and discuss chapters 9-12: pages 74-102

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary Lesson 3 - Complete 3E-Passage
    2. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 15

    Tuesday, January 14

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 15.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Vocabulary - Lesson 3

    • Review 3E- Passage

           3.  Touching Spirit Bear

    • Read and discuss chapters 9-12: pages 74-102
    • Complete study guide questions.  Make a prediction

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary Lesson 3 - Write a paragraph using five vocabulary words
    2. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 15

    Wednesday, January 15 (Assembly 9:35- HS course selection)

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • Collect signposts.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Vocabulary - Lesson 3

    • Collect paragraph
    • Charades review

           3.  Touching Spirit Bear

    • Read and discuss chapters 13:  pages 103-112
    • Respond to study guide questions
    • Complete open-book quiz - Chapters 7-13

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary Lesson 3 - Complete WS Fill-in-the-blank
    2. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 28

    Thursday, January 16

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 28.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Vocabulary - Lesson 3

    • Review worksheet
    • Charade review

           3.  Literary Analysis

    • Introduce prompt by reading aloud and discussing
    • Complete graphic organizer

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary Lesson 3 - Study for tomorrow's test
    2. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 28

     Friday, January 17

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 28.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Vocabulary - Lesson 3

    • Complete test

           3.  Literary Analysis

    • Complete graphic organizer
    • Begin writing four-paragraph essay

    Homework:

    1. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 28

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  January 6-10

    Monday, January 6

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 15.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available
    • DISTRIBUTE MARKING PERIOD 2 BOOK REPORT REQUIREMENTS

           2. Vocabulary - Lesson 3

    • Introduce words by reading words, definitions, parts of speech, and example sentences
    • Explain 3A-Finding Meanings

           3.  Touching Spirit Bear

    • Introduce novel by discussing author and setting
    • Complete prereading worksheets 2-5

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary Lesson 3 - Complete 3A-Finding Meanings
    2. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 15

    Tuesday, January 7

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 15.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Vocabulary - Lesson 3

    • Review 3A-Finding Meanings
    • Explain 3B-Just the Right Word

           3.  Touching Spirit Bear

    • Read and discuss chapters 1-2:  pages 3-25
    • Make one prediction
    • Complete study guide questions

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary Lesson 3 - Complete 3B-Just the Right Word
    2. Touching Spirit Bear - Complete study guide questions
    3. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 15

    Wednesday, January 8

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 15.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Vocabulary - Lesson 3

    • Review 3B-Just the Right Word
    • Explain 3C-Applying Meanings

           3.  Touching Spirit Bear

    • Read and discuss chapters 3-5:  pages 26-46
    • Make one prediction
    • Complete study guide questions

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary Lesson 3 - Complete 3C-Applying Meanings
    2. Touching Spirit Bear - Complete study guide questions
    3. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 15

    Thursday, January 9

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 15.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Vocabulary - Lesson 3

    • Review 3C-Applying Meanings
    • Explain 3D-Word Study

           3.  Touching Spirit Bear

    • Read and discuss chapters 6-8:  pages 47-73
    • Make one prediction
    • Complete study guide questions

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary Lesson 3 - Complete 3D-Word Study
    2. Touching Spirit Bear - Complete study guide questions
    3. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 15

    Friday, January 10

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 15.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Vocabulary - Lesson 3

    • Review 3D-Word Study

           3.  Touching Spirit Bear

    • Review study guide questions 
    • Open book Quiz - Chapters 1-6

    Homework:

    1. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 15

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  January 2-3

    Thursday, January 2

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 15.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. New Year's Eve Tradition

    • Group:  Read and discuss the article / Respond to questions

           3.  Socratic Seminar

    • Read article "Instead of suspending students who misbehave, LA schools say let's talk'"
    • Prepare for Socratic Seminar by completing reflection handout 

    Homework:

    1. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 15

     

    Friday, January 3

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 15.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2.  Socratic Seminar

    • Slides: Who is Socrates and what is a Socratic Seminar?
    • Review article "Instead of suspending students who misbehave, LA schools say let's talk'" and reflection handout
    • Hold Socratic Seminar
    • Reflect on one new discovery

    Homework:

    1. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 15

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  December 16-20

    Monday, December 16

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 15.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Literary Analysis - "Flowers for Algernon"

    • Write four-paragraph character analysis on the protagonist and the antagonist
    • Using a revision checklist, edit analysis

    Homework:

    1. Finish literary analysis 
    2. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 15

    Tuesday, December 17

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 15.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Literary Analysis - "Flowers for Algernon"

    • Groups - Share the analysis with revision partner to improve essay
    • Using a revision checklist, edit analysis

    Homework:

    1. Submit literary analysis 
    2. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 15

    Wednesday, December 18

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 15.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. "Flowers for Algernon" and Charly

    • Watch film adaptation and complete reflection

    Homework:

    1. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 15

    Thursday, December 19

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 15.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. "Flowers for Algernon" and Charly

    • Watch film adaptation and complete reflection

    Homework:

    1. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 15

    Friday, December 20

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The next three signposts are due January 15.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. Educational Games

    • Enjoy playing!

    Homework:

    1. Three signposts due by Wednesday, January 15 

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  December 9-13

     

    Monday, December 9

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The first three are due December 13.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2.  Vocabulary Lesson 2

    • Read and discuss passage (2E)
    • Complete example from homework

           3. "Flowers for Algernon"

    • Discuss Charlie's character traits after the surgery:  WS 57-Character Traits
    • Discuss Charlie's character traits that remained the same - complete WS 57-Character Traits
    • Read "Charly" - screenplay excerpt - pages 224-226
    • Complete After Reading - page 227 #1, 2, 5, 7
    • Complete Vocabulary in Context - page 228 #1-6, Vocabulary Strategy - page 228 #1-4, Grammar in Context - page 229 #1-4
    • Complete WS 64 - Reading Check

    Homework:

    1. Lesson 2 Vocabulary - Complete 2E-Passage - Test Thursday, December 12
    2. "Flowers for Algernon" - Test Wednesday, December 11 / Notebook Check due Thursday, December 12
    3. Three signposts due by Friday, December 13

    Tuesday, December 10

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The first three are due December 13.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2.  Vocabulary Lesson 2

    • Review 2E-Passage
    • Charades - Review for test

           3. "Flowers for Algernon"

    • Irony - Identify irony found in selection - WS
    • Complete and review study guide
    • Kahoot - Review for test

    Homework:

    1. Lesson 2 Vocabulary - Write a paragraph using five vocabulary words - Test Thursday, December 12
    2. "Flowers for Algernon" - Test Wednesday, December 11 / Notebook Check due Thursday, December 12
    3. Three signposts due by Friday, December 13

    Wednesday, December 11

    Classwork:

           1.  Vocabulary Lesson 2

    • Collect homework - will be graded
    • Charades - Review for test

           2. "Flowers for Algernon"

    • Complete open-book test 

           3.  Sustained Silent Reading

    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The first three are due December 13.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

    Homework:

    1. Lesson 2 Vocabulary - Complete WS Fill-in-the-blank / Test Thursday, December 12
    2. "Flowers for Algernon" - Notebook Check due Thursday, December 12
    3. Three signposts due by Friday, December 13

    Thursday, December 12

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The first three are due December 13.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2.  Vocabulary Lesson 2

    • Complete test

           3. "Flowers for Algernon" - Literary Analysis

    • Identify the requirements for literary analysis - copy notes
    • Discuss the difference between an RST and Literary Analysis
    • Review prompt directions - Write the introductory paragraph

    Homework:

    1. Three signposts due by Friday, December 13

    Friday, December 13

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The first three are due December 13.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2.  Vocabulary Lesson 2

    • Complete test

           3. "Flowers for Algernon" - Literary Analysis

    • Discuss requirements for body paragraphs
    • Emphasis the importance of transition words
    • Write two body paragraphs

    Homework:

    1. Three signposts due by Friday, December 13

     DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  December 2-6

    Monday, December 2

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The first three are due December 13.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2.  Vocabulary Lesson 2

    • Introduce the lesson by reading words, parts of speech, definitions, and sample sentences
    • Read and explain 2A-Finding Meanings

           3. "Flowers for Algernon"

    • Discuss Charlie's character traits before the surgery:  WS 57-Character Traits
    • Read Section 2:  Progress Reports 5 - April 9 - pages 202-207
    • Summarize the selection and respond to guided questions found on the handout

    Homework:

    1. Lesson 2 Vocabulary - Complete 2A-Finding Meanings 
    2. Complete summary and questions, if not completed in class

    Tuesday, December 3

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The first three are due December 13.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2.  Vocabulary Lesson 2

    • Review homework:  2A-Finding Meanings
    • Read and explain 2B-Just the Right Word

           3. "Flowers for Algernon"

    • Read Section 3:  Progress Reports April 10 - April 25 - pages 207-211
    • Summarize the selection and respond to guided questions found on the handout

    Homework:

    1. Lesson 2 Vocabulary - Complete 2B-Just the Right Word  
    2. Complete summary and questions, if not completed in class

    Wednesday, December 4

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The first three are due December 13.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2.  Vocabulary Lesson 2

    • Review homework:  2B-Just the Right Word
    • Read and explain 2C-Applying Meaning

           3. "Flowers for Algernon"

    • Read Section 4:  Progress Reports April 27 - May 18  - pages 211-215
    • Summarize the selection and respond to guided questions found on the handout

    Homework:

    1. Lesson 2 Vocabulary - Complete 2C-Applying Meaning  
    2. Complete summary and questions, if not completed in class

    Thursday, December 5

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The first three are due December 13.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2.  Vocabulary Lesson 2

    • Review homework:  2C-Applying Meaning
    • Read and explain 2D-Word Study

           3. "Flowers for Algernon"

    • Read Section 5:  Progress Reports May 20 June 10 - pages 215-219
    • Summarize the selection and respond to guided questions found on the handout

    Homework:

    1. Lesson 2 Vocabulary - Complete 2D-Word Study 
    2. Complete summary and questions, if not completed in class

    Friday, December 6

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The first three are due December 13.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2.  Vocabulary Lesson 2

    • Review homework:  2D-Word Study

           3. "Flowers for Algernon"

    • Read Section 6:  Progress Reports June 15 - end - pages 219-223
    • Summarize the selection and respond to guided questions found on the handout
    • Read "Charly" - pages 224-226

    Homework:

    1. Complete summary and questions, if not completed in class
    2. Enjoy your novel!  First three signposts are due December 13

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  November 25-29

    Monday, November 25

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Marking Period 2 - The journal was organized and requirements were stapled.  Students need to complete a total of ten fiction signposts for the marking period.  They will be graded throughout the marking period.  The first three are due December 13.

           2. "Flowers for Algernon"

    • Essential questions were discussed and class responses were shared
    • When is it better not to know? - page 196 - Students responded to the discussion question
    • Read, discuss Before Reading - page 197.  Copy notes and complete vocabulary definitions for the six words

    Homework:

    1. Complete WS 62-Vocabulary Practice

    Tuesday, November 26

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The first three are due December 13.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. "Flowers for Algernon"

    • Distribute and discuss requirements for reading.  Selection will be divided into six sections.
    • Read Section 1:  Progress Reports 1-4 - pages 198-202
    • Summarize the selection and respond to guided questions found on the handout

    Homework:

    1. Complete summary and questions, if not completed in class

    Wednesday, November 27

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Read your selected novel independently and identify signposts.
    • The first three are due December 13.
    • Conferencing for signpost help is available

           2. "Flowers for Algernon"

    • What Do Different IQ Scores mean? - Discuss findings
    • Discuss the meaning of the Rorschach Test.  Students will create their own inkblots
    • Complete WS 63-Vocabulary Strategy / WS 66-Grammar in Context 

           3. Thanksgiving Nonfiction Article

    • Read "Dozing after Thanksgiving dinner? Don't blame the bird"
    • Respond to multiple-choice questions

    Homework:

    1. Enjoy your Thanksgiving and a good book :)

    Thursday, November 27 - Happy Thanksgiving

    Friday, November 28 - Enjoy your day off and leftovers!

     

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  November 18-22

    Monday, November 18

    Classwork:

    1. Mrs. Long, a guidance counselor, will present career inventories to the class.    

    Homework:

    1. Independent fictional novel is due by November 22

    Tuesday, November 19

    Classwork:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1
    • Read aloud 1E-Passage
    • Explain how to respond to questions

           2. Fiction Signposts

    • Finish "The Elevator" project by finding two signposts
    • Write a paragraph for each - Citation (quote) needs to be included in each paragraph
    • Draw illustration

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1:  Complete 1E-Passage
    2. Independent fictional novel is due by November 22

    Wednesday, November 20

    Classwork:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1
    • Review 1E-Passage
    • Charades

           2. Research Project

    • Complete survey on big ideas
    • Groups:  Each group will be given a nonfiction article to read and complete a planning sheet.  Articles include:  Cloned monkeys, engineer babies, gene editing, First cloned sheep, and GMOs  
    • Groups will "master" their article enough to share their findings with their peers 

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1:  Complete fill-in-the-blank sentences
    2. Independent fictional novel is due by November 22

    Thursday, November 21

    Classwork:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1
    • Review sentences
    • Kahoot - study guide

           2. Research Project

    • One person from each group will form a new group (jigsaw of articles).  Each student in this new group will have the opportunity to share a summary of their article  
    • Class reflection will follow

      Homework:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1:  Study for test
    2. Independent fictional novel is due by November 22

    Friday, November 22

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading
    • Set up the journal for marking period 2 assignment
    • Distribute and discuss journal requirements

           2. Vocabulary - Lesson 1

    • Complete test

           3. "Flowers for Algernon"

    •  When is it better not to know? - page 196
    •  Read Text Analysis:  Character Traits, Reading Skills:  Examine Structure, and Vocabulary in Context - page 197
    • Discuss Rorschach Test - Create inkblots  

    Homework:

    1. Read a good book! 

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  November 11-15

    Monday, November 11

    Classwork:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1
    • Read aloud words and definitions
    • Explain 1A-Finding Meanings

           2. Research Project

    • Create seven Google slides to present to the class  
    • Choose from one of the topics provided or one from the same time period as Freedom Summer.

           3. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.    

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1:  Complete 1A-Finding Meanings
    2. Independent fictional novel is due by November 22

    Tuesday, November 12

    Classwork:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1
    • Review 1A-Finding MeaningsRead aloud words and definitions
    • Explain 1B-Just the Right Word

           2. Research Project

    • Create seven Google slides to present to the class  
    • Choose from one of the topics provided or one from the same time period as Freedom Summer.

           3. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.    

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1:  Complete 1B-Just the Right Word
    2. Independent fictional novel is due by November 22

    Wednesday, November 13

    Classwork:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1
    • Review 1B-Just the Right Word
    • Explain 1C-Applying Meanings

           2. Research Project

    • Review PVLEGS
    • Present Google slides to the class  
    • Write a reflection on new learning and write one  question for further research

           3. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.    

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1:  Complete 1C-Applying Meanings
    2. Independent fictional novel is due by November 22

    Thursday, November 14

    Classwork:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1
    • Review 1C-Applying Meanings
    • Explain 1D-ord Study

           2. Research Project

    • Present Google slides to the class  
    • Write a reflection on new learning and write one  question for further research

           3. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.    

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1:  Complete 1D-Word Study
    2. Independent fictional novel is due by November 22

    Friday, November 15

    Classwork:

    1. Vocabulary - Lesson 1
    • Review 1D-Word Study

           2. Fiction Signposts

    • Review signposts  
    • Partners: Identity signposts found in the passage

    Homework:

    1. Independent fictional novel is due by November 22

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  November 4-6

    Monday, November 4

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.    
    2. Grammar - Complete quiz
    3. RST:  Witchcraft and the Dancing Plague
    • Read and discuss the prompt and research sources
    • Complete outline

    Homework:

    1. Complete outline, if needed

    Tuesday, November 5

    Classwork:

    1. RST:  Witchcraft and the Dancing Plague
    • Prepare paper by using MLA format heading
    • Begin writing a four-paragraph essay

    Homework:

    1. Continue working on the essay

    Wednesday, November 6

    Classwork:

    1. RST:  Witchcraft and the Dancing Plague
    • Continue writing the four-paragraph essay

    Homework:

    1. If the essay is not finished, it must be completed by November 11

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  October 28 - November 1

    Monday, October 28

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.    
    2. Grammar - Introduce new week - Revise and edit Week 17
    3. "The Ransom of Red Chief"
    • Read selection - pages 52-63
    • While reading, complete Reader's Response questions A-O

    Homework:

    1. Revise and edit - Week 18
    2. Complete WS 46 - Vocabulary Practice

    Tuesday, October 29

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.    
    2. Grammar - Review Week 18
    3. "The Ransom of Red Chief"
    • Review WS 46 - Vocabulary Practice
    • Complete and review After Reading - page 63 #1, 2, 3, 5, 6
    • Complete and review WS 41 - Conflict and Resolution
    • Complete and review WS48 - Reading Check 
    • Complete Study Guide

    Homework:

    1. Revise and edit - Week 19
    2. Complete Study Guide

    Wednesday, October 30 - After School Help

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.    
    2. Grammar - Review Week 19
    3. "The Ransom of Red Chief"
    • Review Study Guide
    • Project with a partner:  Identify two conflicts, write a 5-6 sentence paragraph explaining conflict, each paragraph must include one citation
    • Complete and review After Reading - page 

    Homework:

    1. Revise and edit - Week 20

    Thursday, October 31

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.    
    2. Grammar - Review Week 20
    3. "The Ransom of Red Chief"
    • Complete project with partner:  Identify two conflicts, write a 5-6 sentence paragraph explaining conflict, each paragraph must include one citation
    • Watch "The Ransom of Red Chief" 

    Homework:

    1. Enjoy Halloween and stay safe!

    Friday, November 1

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.    
    2. "The Ransom of Red Chief"
    • The complete open book test
    • Watch "The Ransom of Red Chief" 

    Homework:

    1. Grammar Quiz on Monday, November 1

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  October 21-25

    Monday, October 21 - Assembly LHS Academies

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.    
    2. Vocabulary - Review words from "Lemon Brown" for the test
    3. RST - Qualities of a hero
    • Outline essay
    • Distribute transition words

    Homework:

    1. Write a paragraph using all six vocabulary words.  This will be collected and graded.

    Tuesday, October 22 - After school help

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.    
    2. Vocabulary - Collect homework.  Review words from "The Tell-Tale Heart"
    3. RST - Qualities of a hero
    • Write and discuss the introduction paragraph
    • Write and discuss one body paragraph

    Homework:

    1. Write a paragraph using five of the ten vocabulary words.  This will be collected and graded.

    Wednesday, October 23

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.    
    2. Vocabulary - Collect homework. 
    3. "The Ransom of Red Chief"
    • Introduce selection - Is anything foolproof?   Complete Quickwrite - page 50
    • Read and discuss Before Reading - page 51
    • Complete Vocabulary in Context - page 51
    • Begin reading selection and completing Reader's Response questions
    • Pause while reading to make predictions - WS 43 

    Homework:

    1. Complete WS 46 - Vocabulary Practice

    Thursday, October 24 - Trip to LHS

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.    
    2. Vocabulary - Beat the Clock match game

    Homework:

    1. Vocabulary Test tomorrow - study

     

    Friday, October 25

    Classwork:

    1. IMC - Students will visit and be introduced to Destiny   
    2. Vocabulary - Complete test
    3. "The Ransom of Red Chief"
    • Finish reading selection and completing Reader's Response questions
    • Pause while reading to make predictions - WS 43 

    Homework:

    1. Enjoy a good book :)

     

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  October 14-18

    Monday, October 14

    Columbus Day / Teacher Inservice

    Tuesday, October 15

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.  THREE signposts will be collected and graded on Friday, October 18.  
    2. Grammar - Revise and Edit - Week 13
    3. "The Tell-Tale Heart" - Group Project
    • Use WS 85 - Text Analysis and identify Poe's use of suspense
    • Create a poster citing four examples from the text (written in MLA format).  Provide an example of Poe's technique followed by an explanation.
    • See the rubric for guidelines.

    Homework:

    1. Revise and edit Week 14 and 15
    2. "The Tell-Tale Heart" - Open-book Test Thursday / Notebook due on Friday
    3. SSR - Three signposts due Friday.

     Wednesday, October 16

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.  THREE signposts will be collected and graded on Friday, October 18.  
    2. Grammar - Review Week 14 and 15
    3. "The Tell-Tale Heart" - Group Project
    • Use WS 85  - Text Analysis and identify Poe's use of suspense
    • Finish poster citing four examples from the text (written in MLA format).  Provide an example of Poe's technique followed by an explanation.
    • See the rubric for guidelines.
    • Kahoot - Review for test

    Homework:

    1. Revise and edit Week 16
    2. "The Tell-Tale Heart" - Test tomorrow / Notebook due on Friday
    3. SSR - Three signposts due Friday.

    Thursday, October 17

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.  THREE signposts will be collected and graded on Friday, October 18.  
    2. Grammar - Review Week 16
    3. "The Tell-Tale Heart" - Complete open-book test

    Homework:

    1. Grammar - Review paragraph for quiz
    2. "The Tell-Tale Heart" - Notebook due
    3. SSR - Three signposts will be collected

    Friday, October 18

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.  THREE signposts will be collected and graded.  
    2. Grammar - Quiz 
    3. RST - "The Tell-Tale Heart" - Read the article on Edgar Allan Poe.  Given prompt, write an introductory paragraph.

    Homework:

    1. Enjoy your weekend!

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  October 7 - 11

    Monday, October 7

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.  THREE signposts will be collected and graded on Friday, October 19.  Review the first three graded signposts. 
    2. "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" - Review test
    3. "The Tell-Tale Heart"
    • What is suspense? - page 80
    • PowerPoint - Edgar Allan Poe
    • Distribute the biography of Poe.  Students will read, discuss, and respond with a partner. 
    • Introduce vocabulary by using context clues to determine word meanings - Vocabulary Study WS 89 
    • Introduce short story - page 81

    Homework:

    1. Revise and edit Week 12

     Tuesday, October 8

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.  THREE signposts will be collected and graded on Friday, October 19.  
    2. Grammar - Review Week 12
    3. "The Tell-Tale Heart"
    • Read selection - pages 82-87
    • Complete Reader's Response Questions a-f

    Homework:

    1. No homework

    Wednesday, October 9

    Yom Kipper - Enjoy the holiday!

    Thursday, October 10

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.  THREE signposts will be collected and graded on Friday, October 19.  
    2. Grammar - Review for Friday's Quiz.  The paragraph number will be given.
    3. "The Tell-Tale Heart"
    • Complete After Reading - page 88 #1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7
    • Complete WS 90 - Vocabulary Practice
    • Complete WS 92 - Reading Check

    Homework:

    1. Complete any classwork assignment not finished
    2. Grammar Quiz tomorrow - Review paragraph

     Friday, October 11

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.  THREE signposts will be collected and graded on Friday, October 19.  
    2. Grammar - Complete Quiz
    3. "The Tell-Tale Heart"
    • Review page 88 #1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, WS 90, and WS 92
    • Groups:  Text Analysis - Poe's use of suspense.  Cite four examples of Poe's techniques for creating suspense.  Copy one quote/citation for each example.  WS 85
    • Create a poster displaying four citations and four-five sentences explaining Poe's techniques

    Homework:

    1. Enjoy a good book!

     

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  September 30 - October 4

    Monday, September 30 - Tuesday, October 4

    Rosh Hashanah - Enjoy the holiday!

    Wednesday, October 2

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.  THREE signposts will be collected and graded on Friday, October 4.
    2. Grammar - Introduce new paragraphs.  Complete Week 9
    3. Research Simulation Task - Benchmark Essay
    • Distribute, discuss, and correct MLA format 
    • Review requirements of introduction (restate, reasons, thesis)
    • Read and discuss teacher sample
    • Revise your introduction

    Homework:

    1. Revise and edit Week 10

    Thursday, October 3

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.  THREE signposts will be collected and graded on Friday, October 4.
    2. Grammar - Review Week 10
    3. "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" - Review written responses.  Sample answers will be given.
    4. Research Simulation Task - Benchmark Essay
    • Review requirements of body paragraphs (transition words, topic. explanation, citation/quote, explanation)
    • Read and discuss teacher sample
    • Revise your body paragraphs

    Homework:

    1. Revise and edit Week 11

    Friday, October 4

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer.  THREE signposts will be collected and graded. 
    2. Grammar - Review Week 10
    3. Research Simulation Task - Benchmark Essay
    • Review requirements of closing paragraphs (restate the thesis, reasons, add a strong clincher)
    • Read and discuss teacher sample
    • Revise your closing paragraph

    Homework:

    1. Read a good book!

     

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  September 23-27

    Monday, September 23

    Classwork:

    1. Grammar
    • Distribute quiz and review
    • Distribute and explain this week's paragraph  - Week 5 

          2.  RST - Complete Reflection

          3.  "The Treasure of Lemon Brown"   

    • Introduce selection - page 176
    • Read, discuss, and copy notes point of view and character's motivation - page 177
    • Complete WS 25 - Vocabulary Study
    • Discuss the author and Harlem - page 177

    Homework

    1. Revise and edit Week 6

    Tuesday, September 24

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer
    2. Grammar - Review homework Week 6 
    3. "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" 
    • Read selection orally - pages 178-186
    • Respond to questions found while reading - Reader's Response a-k

    Homework:

    1. Revise and edit Week 7
    2. Complete WS 26 - Vocabulary Practice

    Wednesday, September 25

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer
    2. Grammar - Review homework Week 7
    3. "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" 
    • Complete After Reading - page 187 #1-5, 7-8
    • Complete WS 21 - Third Person Point of View
    • Complete WS 23 - Infer Character's Motivation
    • Distribute notebook requirements - due Friday, September 27

    Homework:

    1. Revise and edit Week 8
    2. Complete WS 28 - Reading Check / open book test tomorrow
    3. "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" - notebook due by Friday, September 27

    Thursday, September 26

    Classwork:

    1. Grammar - Review homework Week 8
    2. "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" - open book test tomorrow
    3. Sustained Silent Reading - Read and identify signposts found in Freedom Summer

    Homework:

    1. Revise and edit - Quiz tomorrow
    2. "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" - notebook due tomorrow

    Friday, September 27

    Classwork:

    1. Grammar - complete quiz 
    2. "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" - notebook due
    3. Complete Link It Benchmark - participation grade

    Homework:

           Enjoy a good book :)

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  September 16-20

    Monday, September 16

    Classwork:

    1. Introduce Sustained Silent Reading by discussing the marking period journal assignment.  Requirements will be stapled in each student's journal.
    2. Grammar - Distribute Week 1 - Revising and Editing.  Revise Paragraph 1 together.
    3. Nonfiction Notice and Note Signposts 
    • Groups - Share what you remember of the nonfiction signposts
    • Complete poster "The Spider Man Behind Spider-Man"

    Homework:

    1. Week 1 - Revise  and edit Paragraph 2

    Tuesday, September 17

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read Freedom Summer and signposts.  
    2. Grammar - Review homework - paragraph 2
    3. Introduce benchmark screening - RST

    Homework:

    1. Week 1 - Revise  and edit Paragraph 3

    Wednesday, September 18

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read Freedom Summer and signposts. 
    2. Grammar - Review homework - paragraph 3
    3. Continue writing benchmark screening - RST

    Homework:

    1. Week 1 - Revise  and edit Paragraph 4

    Thursday, September 19

    Classwork:

    1. Sustained Silent Reading - Read Freedom Summer and signposts. 
    2. Grammar - Review homework - paragraph 4
    3. Finish writing benchmark screening - RST

    Homework:

    1. Grammar - Review paragraphs for tomorrow's quiz

    Friday, September 20

    Classwork:

    1. Grammar - Quiz
    2. Sustained Silent Reading - Read Freedom Summer and signposts. 
    3. "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" - Introduce selection - pages 176-177

    Homework:

          Have a nice weekend!

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  September 9-13

    Monday, September 9

    Classwork:

    1. Icebreaker - Alphabetical Order - Boys/Girls:  See how fast your group can get into an alphabetical line based on their names. Race to see which group can get organized first.
    2. Autobiography - Continue writing your autobiography.  This will be the last class time provided.    
    3. Summer reading - Finish conferencing with students

    Homework:

    1. Due Wednesday, September 11 - Overview signed and returned AND school supplies
    2. Due Thursday, September 12 - Final copy of your autobiography

    Tuesday, September 10

    Classwork:

    1. Icebreaker -  Have each person stand on the starting line while a leader lists off general facts. (For example, I have a dog.) If the stated fact is true for any of the students, those students must move forward a step. Whoever crosses the finish line first wins!
    2. "I" Poem - Finish Distribute and discuss samples.  Write own "I" Poem. 
    3. Conference with the teacher when your poem is completed to revise and edit
    4. Create your "face"
    5. Glue poem on the back of your "face"    

    Homework:

    1. Finish "I" Poem if not completed in class
    2. Due Wednesday, September 11 - Overview signed and returned AND school supplies
    3. Due Thursday, September 12 - Final copy of your autobiography

    Wednesday, September 11

    Classwork:

    1. Icebreaker - Have students stand in a large circle and play catch with a large die. The trick? Write get-to-know-you questions to correlate with the number on the die and whoever catches it must answer the question their hand rests on.
    2. "I" Poem - Distribute and discuss samples.  Write own "I" Poem. 
    3. Organize binder sections.  Return class overview.  Distribute online textbook directions.
    4. "The Lottery" 
    • Reading Section - Have you ever won at a game of chance?  How did you feel?
    • Begin reading selection

    Homework:

    1. Due Thursday, September 12 - Final copy of your autobiography

    Thursday, September 12

    Classwork:

    1. Icebreaker - World’s Worst - This game is good if you want to laugh.  Students will work in pairs chosen by the teacher.  Pick a profession and have students say something that would be said by the world’s worst person in that profession. For example, the world’s worst dentist might say, “Please, take a bag of candy from the toy chest as you leave.”
    2. "The Lottery" 
    • Finish reading selection
    • Respond to questions - table partners

    Homework:

    1. No homework

    Friday, September 13

    Classwork:

    1. Icebreaker - Students will share one paragraph from their autobiography.
    2. Nonfiction Notice and Note Signposts 
    • Groups - Share what you remember of the nonfiction signposts
    • Use powerpoint and article to identify the signposts
    • Introduce the group project

    Homework:

    1. No homework

     

    DAILY ASSIGNMENTS:  September 2-6

    Monday, September 2

            Labor Day 

    Tuesday, September 3

           Teachers are back!

    Wednesday, September 4

           Teachers are back and getting ready!

    Thursday, September 5

    Classwork:

    1. Summer Projects collected.
    2. Student overview distributed and discussed.  Parent signature is required.  After they are recorded as a homework grade, they will be returned and placed in your class binder.
    3. Icebreakers - Silent Birthday / Monkeys, Palm Trees, Elephants / Human Knot /  Let's spend some time getting to know each other.  

    Homework:

    1. Due Wednesday, September 11 - Overview signed and returned AND school supplies

    Friday, September 6

    Classwork:

    1. Icebreaker - Corners
    2. Autobiography - Distribute and discuss requirements.  Students will have time to write in class.  
    3. Summer reading - Conferencing will begin

    Homework:

    1. Due Wednesday, September 11 - Overview signed and returned AND school supplies