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90 Thursday, January 23, 2020 Pre-assess students for new grammar unit: dashes, brackets, and parentheses. Review rules in text on pages 327-329. Read and analyze the short story "Mother" by Grace Paley. Discuss the short story "Mother" by Grace Paley. Continue grammar work for dashes, brackets, and parentheses.
89 Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Students will complete "There Will Come Soft Rains" assessment. Pre-assess students for new grammar unit: dashes, brackets, and parentheses. Analyze new vocabulary terms: "solicitous" and "stringent." Continue new grammar and vocabulary work. Read and analyze the short story "Mother" by Grace Paley. Mother
88 Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Students will take "There Will Come Soft Rains" assessment. Continue new grammar and vocabulary work. Read and analyze the short story "Mother" by Grace Paley.
87 Friday, January 17, 2020 Students will take semicolon and colon grammar assessment. Then, complete discussion of Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains." On Tues., 1/21, "There Will Come Soft Rains" assessment.
86 Thursday, January 16, 2020 Complete Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains." Discuss text questions from small to large group. Also, review for semicolon and colon quiz. Actual grammar quiz moved and LoW due Fri., 1/17 and discuss new vocabulary terms: "sequester" and "seraphic."
85 Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Continue preview of Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains." Allot time to read independently in class. Thurs., 1/16, we will continue theme work and grammar review. Actual grammar quiz moved and LoW due Fri., 1/17 and discuss new vocabulary terms: "sequester" and "seraphic." Soft Rain text questions
84 Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Review "practice" grammar quiz. Discuss theme bank and preview "There Will Come Soft Rains." Wed. and Thurs., we will continue theme work and grammar review. Actual grammar quiz moved and LoW due Fri., 1/17 and discuss new vocabulary terms: "sequester" and "seraphic." Theme idea bank Soft Rains
83 Monday, January 13, 2020 Complete unfinished work before "practice" grammar quiz. Then, students will receive LoW "Satire" and discuss vocabulary terms: "intrepid" and "savant." Actual grammar quiz moved and LoW due Fri., 1/17. LoW Satire
82 Friday, January 10, 2020 Students will complete review figurative language. Analyze vocabulary terms: "intrepid" and "savant." Practice grammar quiz will be moved to Mon.,1/13. Actual grammar quiz will be Tues., 1/14. Punctuation Meets Metaphors
81 Thursday, January 9, 2020 Students will complete instruction on semicolons and colons. With grammar partner, complete the following exercises today in class: p. 323, ex. 1; p. 326, oral practice. Begin vocab. slides for "intrepid" and "savant." On Fri., 1/10 we will review figurative language. AoW due on Fri., 1/10. Practice grammar quiz will be moved to Mon.,1/13.
80 Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Students will begin instruction on semicolons and colons. With grammar partner, complete the following exercises today in class: p. 323, ex. 1; p. 326, oral practice. Begin vocab. slides for "intrepid" and "savant." Figurative language work and vocabulary review on Thurs., 1/9. Grammar practice quiz and AoW due on Fri., 1/10.
79 Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Students will begin Edulastic practice and grammar pre-assessment. If time permits, continue work on AoW. Grammar work continued on Wed. 1/8. Figurative language work and new vocabulary terms on Thurs., 1/9. Grammar practice quiz and AoW due on Fri., 1/10.
78 Monday, January 6, 2020 Students will receive new AoW and reflect and review midterms. Grammar work on Tues.,1/7 and Wed. 1/8. Figurative language work on Thurs., 1/9. Grammar practice quiz and AoW due on Fri., 1/10. Space tourism AoW
77 Thursday, December 19, 2019 Students meet from 9:28 - 11:21 for midterms today. Chromebooks are needed. Happy Holidays! Enjoy vacation!!
76 Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Students do not meet for classes today. Fourth period exam is Thurs., 12/19 from 9:28 - 11:21 A.M. Students need chromebooks for their ELA midterms which will include cold readings with multiple choice and short essay responses.
75 Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Students do not meet for classes today. Fourth period exam is Thurs., 12/19 from 9:28 - 11:21 A.M. Students need chromebooks for their ELA midterms which will include cold readings with multiple choice and short essay responses.
74 Monday, December 16, 2019 Students will take Vocabulary Assessment #2. Also, if time permits, select one paragraph revision from recent "Cory & Rigby" in-class essays and share in Google Classroom. Check midterm schedules for this week; midterms will be cold readings with multiple choice and short written response.
73 Friday, December 13, 2019 Students will complete in-class paragraph analysis exercises and review vocabulary terms. Vocabulary assessment will be Mon., 12/16. Check midterm schedules for next week; midterms will be cold readings with multiple choice and short written response. Cory & Rigby analysis activity
72 Thursday, December 12, 2019 Students will complete vocabulary squares and in-class paragraph analysis. On Fri., 12/13, we will review in-class essays and upcoming vocabulary terms. Vocabulary assessment will be Mon., 12/16. Check midterm schedules for next week; midterms will be cold readings with multiple choice and short written response. Cory & Rigby analysis activity
71 Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Students need to complete 24-square vocabulary review sheets with a partner. On Thurs., 12/12, complete review sheets. On Fri., 12/13, we will review vocabulary and recent in-class essays. Vocabulary assessment will be Mon., 12/16.
70 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 After typing, proofreading, revising, and editing students will submit in-class essays into Edulastic at the end of class today. Wed., 12/11, working with a partner, students will create a 24-square review sheet for Vocabulary #2 assessment. Vocabulary assessment will be moved to next Mon., 12/16. 1st Semester Vocabulary Review
69 Monday, December 9, 2019 Students will prewrite and prepare handwritten notes for in-class essay to be completed tomorrow in class. Tues., 12/10 students will complete, during class the in-class essay which they drafted yesterday. Wed., 12/11, working with a partner, students will create a 24-square review sheet for Vocabulary #2 assessment. Vocabulary assessment will be moved to next Mon., 12/16. 1st Semester Vocabulary Review
68 Friday, December 6, 2019 Students discuss AoW "Revenge" and review vocabulary words. Mon., 12/9, students will begin prewriting during class time only for an in-class essay to be completed Tues., 12/10 during class. Wed., 12/11, students will take Vocabulary #2 assessment.
67 Thursday, December 5, 2019 Students will closely read and annotate and AoW "Revenge" and do vocabulary review work. Fri, 12/6, AoW "Revenge" due. Add vocabulary words: "paragon" and "pariah" to your slides.
66 Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Students will take the actual quiz for comma rules #3. If time permits, students may update vocabulary slides or work on AoW. Thurs., 12/5 review vocabulary and allot time to work on AoW. Fri, 12/6, AoW "Revenge" due. Add vocabulary words: "paragon" and "pariah" to your slides.
65 Tuesday, December 3, 2019 We will review the eight types of "introducers" and "interrupters" (pages 309-313). With partners, students will complete and review the practice quiz for comma rules #3. On Wed., 12/4 students will take comma rules #3 assessment. Thurs., 12/5 review vocabulary and allot time to work on AoW. Fri, 12/6, AoW "Revenge" due. Add vocabulary words: "paragon" and "pariah" to your slides. Revenge AoW
64 Monday, December 2, 2019 Students will review grammar practice with partners on comma rules #3, "introducers" and "interrupters" (pages 309-313). On Tues., 12/3, analyze vocabulary words: "paragon" and "pariah." On Wed., 12/4 students will take comma rules #3 assessment. Thurs., 12/5 review vocabulary and allot time to work on AoW. Fri, 12/6, AoW "Revenge" due. Revenge AoW
63 Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Students continue grammar practice with partners on comma rules #3, "introducers" and "interrupters" (pages 309-313). On Mon., 12/2, students will review introducers and interrupters. Tues., 12/3, students will take comma rules #3 assessment.
62 Monday, November 25, 2019 Students will begin new grammar work with partners on comma rules #3, "introducers" and "interrupters" (pages 309-313). Submit old and new paragraph revision in Google Classroom. On Tues., 11/26, continue grammar practice for"introducers" and "interrupters" (pages 309-313).
61 Friday, November 22, 2019 Students will take Cold Read #2 assessment and complete and submit their old and new paragraph revision in Google Classroom. On Mon., 11/25, begin new grammar and vocabulary work.
60 Thursday, November 21, 2019 Students will have time during the first part of class to complete Literature Assessment #2 on "Needs" and "Hope" passages, if necessary. Also, begin revisions for five-paragraph essays. On Fri., 11/22, cold read assessment. Mon., 11/25, begin new grammar and vocabulary work.
59 Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Students will take Literature Assessment #2 on "Needs" and "Hope" passages. Thurs., 11/21 revision work for five-paragraph essay. On Fri., 11/22, cold read assessment.
58 Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Students will complete the reading guide for "Hope" on page 510 in The Bedford Reader. Update vocabulary terms: "obdurate" and "dearth." Literature Assessment #2 on Wed., 11/20 for "Needs" and "Hope" passages. Thurs., 11/21 revision work for five-paragraph essay. On Fri., 11/22, cold read assessment. Hope reading guide
57 Monday, November 18, 2019 Students will complete discussing "Needs" on page 501 of The Bedford Reader. Begin reading "Hope" on page 510. Update vocabulary terms: "obdurate" and "dearth." Complete reading "Hope" on page 510 of The Bedford Reader. Update vocabulary terms: "obdurate" and "dearth." Complete reading "Hope" on page 510 of The Bedford Reader. Assessment on Wed., 11/20 for "Needs" and "Hope" passages. Cold read assessment and revision work for five-paragraph essay on Fri., 11/22. Needs 3 level guide
56 Friday, November 15, 2019 Students will complete bell-ringer assessment. If time permits, update vocabulary terms: "unanimous" and "caustic." Begin reading "Needs" on page 501 of The Bedford Reader. Complete "Needs" and start "Hope." Review how to write more detailed reflections for AoWs. Assessment on Wed., 11/20 for "Needs" and "Hope" passages. "Cold Read #2" assessment on Fri., 11/22. Needs 3 level guide
55 Thursday, November 14, 2019 Students will complete in-class essay assessment and take a bell-ringer assessment. If time permits, update vocabulary terms: "unanimous" and "caustic." On Fri., 11/14 begin "Needs" passage and review bell-ringer assessment.
54 Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Students will work in the classroom using chromebooks while working with Ms. Marn as she helps them plan for college and career choices. On Thurs., 11/14, students will take a bell-ringer assessment and it. Analyze new vocabulary terms: "unanimous" and "caustic." Begin "Needs" passage on Thurs., 11/14. Review "Needs" and read "Hope" on Fri., 11/15.
53 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Students will complete final draft in-class for Wiesel and King passages. On Wed., 11/13, students will meet in the library with Ms. Marn for college and career planning. On Thurs., 11/14, students will take a bell-ringer assessment and it. Begin "Needs" passage on Thurs., 11/14. Review "Needs" and read "Hope" on Fri., 11/15. Essay passages
52 Monday, November 11, 2019 Students will prepare, plan, and organize for in-class essay based on Wiesel and King passages. The timed in-class essay will be administered tomorrow during class. On Tues.11/12, students will complete an in-class essay based on Wiesel and King passages. On Wed., 11/13, students will meet in the library with Ms. Marn for college and career planning. On Thurs., 11/14, students will take a bell-ringer assessment and it. Begin "Needs" passage on Thurs., 11/14. Review "Needs" and read "Hope" on Fri., 11/15. Essay passages
51 Friday, November 8, 2019 Students will take a bell-ringer assessment and discuss the AoW "7 Habits" take bell-ringer assessment. Then, students receive passages to prepare for next week's in-class essay. On Mon.,11/11 students will plan ahead for in-class essays on Tues.11/12. On Wed., 11/13, students will meet in the library with Ms. Marn for college and career planning. Essay passages
50 Thursday, November 7, 2019 Students will prepare for comma rules #2 assessment and take bell-ringer assessment. Then, work on AoW, "7 Habits." On Fri., 11/8, AoW "7 Habits" due and actual comma rules #2 assessment. Students will receive passages to prepare for writing plan.
49 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Students will work independently on updating and submitting vocabulary slides in Google Classroom: 1. simulated, 2. acquittal, 3. naive, 4. subservient, 5. abate, and 6. microcosm. Then, work on AoW, "7 Habits." Thurs., 11/7, prepare for comma rules #2 assessment and take bell-ring assessment. On Fri., 11/8, AoW "7 Habits" due and actual comma rules #2 assessment.
48 Tuesday, November 5, 2019 View video clip about essential and nonessential comma rules. Refer to pages 306-308 in orange grammar books under desks. Students will work with new partners on comma rules #2 exercises (Review and move on to "practice" quiz.) Turn in both completed sheets at the end of class. Update and add new vocabulary words in Google Classroom space: 1.simulated, 2. acquittal, 3. naive, 4. subservient, 5. abate, and 6. microcosm. On Wed., 11/6, "Neat vs. Sloppy" and "Compassion" writing exercise sheet due and bell-ringer assessment." Thurs., 11/7, work on AoW and prepare for comma rules #2 assessment. On Fri., 11/8, AoW "7 Habits" due and actual comma rules #2 assessment. Neat & Compassion writing plan
47 Monday, November 4, 2019 With partners, students will work with new partners on comma rules #2. Review new vocabulary words: "abate" and "microcosm." View video clip about essential and nonessential comma rules. Follow-up with discussion. AoW "7 Habits" due and actual comma rules #2 assessment on Fri., 11/8. AoW 7 Habits
46 Thursday, October 31, 2019 With partners, students will write eulogies for overused words and phrases. View video clip about essential and nonessential comma rules. Follow-up with discussion. Next week, students will work with new partners on comma rules #2. Review new vocabulary words: "abate" and "microcosm." New AoW "7 Habits" due and actual comma rules #2 assessment on Fri., 11/8. AoW 7 Habits
45 Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Students will take literature assessment #1 for "Neat vs Sloppy" and review "On Compassion." On Thurs., 10/31, students will work with new partners on comma rules #2. We will also eulogize overused words and phrases on Halloween. Grammar work next week. Fri., 11/8, Comma rules #2 assessment.
44 Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Students will discuss "Neat vs Sloppy" and review "On Compassion." Tues., 10/29, discuss "Neat vs. Sloppy." Wed., 10/30, Literature Assessment #1 for "On Compassion" and "Neat vs. Sloppy." Add new vocabulary slides for "naive" and "subservient." Thurs., 10/31, students will work with new partners on comma rules #2. After Neat vs Sloppy
43 Monday, October 28, 2019 Students will begin "Neat vs Sloppy" reading guides and review "On Compassion." Also, we will take a comma rules #2 pre-assessment. New vocabulary words are: "naive" and "subservient." Tues., 10/29, discuss "Neat vs. Sloppy." Wed., 10/30, Literature Assessment #1 for "On Compassion" and "Neat vs. Sloppy." Neat vs Sloppy reading guide
42 Friday, October 25, 2019 Students will discuss AoW and review reading guides for "On Compassion." Preview "Neat vs. Sloppy." Also, we will take a comma rules #2 pre-assessment. On Mon. 10/28, read "Neat vs. Sloppy." Tues., 10/29, discuss "Neat vs. Sloppy." Wed., 10/30, Literature Assessment #1 for "On Compassion" and "Neat vs. Sloppy."
41 Thursday, October 24, 2019 Students will complete reading and second worksheet for "On Compassion," pages 193-195 in The Bedford Reader. On Fri., 10/25, AoW is due and new grammar work. On Compassion
40 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Students will take Comma Rules #1 quiz. Then, complete reading "On Compassion" on pages 193-195 in The Bedford Reader. On Thurs., 10/24, complete and discuss "On Compassion." On Fri., 10/25, AoW is due and new grammar work.
39 Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Students will preview and begin "On Compassion" on Pages 193-195 in The Bedford Reader. On Wed., 10/23, students will take "actual" grammar assessment. On Thurs., 10/24, complete and discuss "On Compassion." On Fri., 10/25, AoW is due.
38 Monday, October 21, 2019 Working with assigned grammar partners, students will complete and review a "practice" assessment. Receive AoW. Discuss new vocabulary words: "simulated" and "acquittal." New AoW due on Fri., 10/25. Take "actual" grammar assessment on Wed., 10/23. Read and discuss "On Compassion." AoW Birds
37 Thursday, October 17, 2019 Working with assigned grammar partners, students will review Comma rules #1 exercises in grammar text on pages 301-304. Then, complete and review a "practice" assessment. On Mon., 10/21, take actual Comma Rules #1 quiz with grammar partners. Receive new AoW due on Fri., 10/25. Read and discuss "On Compassion." AoW Birds
36 Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Class will not meet today due to PSAT testing. On Thurs., 10/17, students will work with newly assigned grammar partners on Comma rules #1 "practice" assessment.
35 Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Students will take Cold Reading #2 assessment in class. Class will not meet on Wed., 10/16 due to morning PSAT testing. Comma rules #1 "practice" assessment with grammar partners on Thurs., 10/17.
34 Monday, October 14, 2019 Review reading and writing tips. Students will take a pre-assessment on Comma rules #1. Begin working with assigned partners. No AoW or LoW. Begin Comma rules #1 exercises. Cold reading #2 assessment on Tues., 10/15. Comma rules #1 assessed on Thurs., 10/17.
33 Thursday, October 10, 2019 Students will take Vocabulary #2 assessment. Then, students will review slide show on Comma rules #1. No AoW or LoW. Begin Comma rules #1 exercises. Cold reading #2 assessment on Tues., 10/15. Comma rules #1 assessed on Thurs., 10/17.
32 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Students will complete assessment for "Finding Prosperity" and "The Chase." Review for upcoming Vocabulary #2 assessment. Turn-in any late or missing assignments. Review for Vocabulary #2. No AoW or LoW this week. Begin Comma Rules #1 exercises. Vocabulary #2 assessment on Thurs., 10/10.
31 Monday, October 7, 2019 Students will take assessment for "Finding Prosperity" and "The Chase." Add new vocabulary slides: "abstain" and "dogged." Review for Vocabulary #2. No AoW or LoW this week. Begin Comma Rules #1 exercises. Vocabulary #2 assessment on Thurs., 10/10.
30 Friday, October 4, 2019 Students will complete reading guide for "The Chase." We will also review the LoW and recent reading assessment. "Finding Prosperity" and "The Chase" reading assessment on Mon., 10/7. Begin Comma Rules #1 exercises. Vocabulary #2 assessment on Thurs., 10/10.
29 Thursday, October 3, 2019 Students will read, discuss, and complete reading guide for "The Chase." Analyze and add new vocabulary words: "abstain" and "dogged." The LoW, "Coyote" will be due on Fri., 10/4.
28 Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Students will discuss "Finding Prosperity" and begin reading guide for "The Chase." Analyze and add new vocabulary words: "abstain" and "dogged." We will complete reading and discussing "The Chase." The LoW, "Coyote" will be due on Fri., 10/4. The Chase questions
27 Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Students will complete "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion" assessment. Work on LoW or vocabulary if time permits. Analyze and add new vocabulary words: "abstain" and "dogged." We will read "Finding Prosperity" and "The Chase." The LoW, "Coyote" will be due on Fri., 10/4. LoW Coyote stole fire
26 Thursday, September 26, 2019 Students will take "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion" assessment. Next week, analyze and add new vocabulary words: "abstain" and "dogged." We will read "Finding Prosperity" and "The Chase." The LoW, "Coyote" will be due on Fri., 10/4. LoW Coyote stole fire
25 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Using chromebooks, students will take Vocabulary #1 Assessment. If time permits, students need to work on annotations and written reflection for AoW 3. For Thurs., 9/26, AoW 3 "Amazon Destruction" due as well as "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion" assessment.
24 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Students will review recent cold reading assessment, vocabulary terms, and "Fish Cheeks." Take Vocabulary #1 assessment and work on AoW 3 Wed., 9/25. AoW 3 "Amazon" due as well as "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion" assessment on Thurs., 9/26.
23 Monday, September 23, 2019 Students will review tone, structure, and discuss themes for "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion." We will also review vocabulary terms. Tues., 9/24, review vocabulary terms and stories. Take Vocabulary #1 assessment and work on AoW 3 Wed., 9/25. AoW 3 "Amazon" due and "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion" assessment on Thurs., 9/26. 10-2 Vocabulary Review List
22 Friday, September 20, 2019 Students will take a cold reading assessment. Vocabulary slides due in Google Classroom. Tues., 9/24, "Fish Cheeks" and "Champion of the World" assessment. Vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 9/25. AoW 3 "Amazon" due on Thurs., 9/26. AoW 3 Amazon
21 Thursday, September 19, 2019 Students will complete reading guide for "Champion of the World." We will discuss tone, structure, and theme. Cold reading assessment and vocabulary slides due Fri., 9/20. Vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 9/25.
20 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Students will complete discussion of "Fish Cheeks" in class. Review tone, structure, and theme. Begin reading "Champion of the World." Work on reading guide. Thurs., 9/19, we will complete analysis for tone, structure, and theme for "Champion." Cold reading assessment and vocabulary slides due Fri., 9/20. Vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 9/25.
19 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Students will begin reading "Fish Cheeks" in class. Add new vocabulary terms: "apprehension" and "indignation." Cold reading assessment and vocabulary slides due Fri., 9/20. Vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 9/25.
18 Monday, September 16, 2019 Students will revise and edit their expository essays before submitting them to Google Classroom. Simultaneously, students will have writing conferences with Mrs. O'Janpa. Add new vocabulary terms: "apprehension" and "indignation." This week, we will read and discuss "Fish Cheeks" in class. Cold reading assessment and vocabulary slides due Fri., 9/20. Vocabulary assessment will be Wed., 9/25.
17 Friday, September 13, 2019 Students will continue drafting and typing expository essays in Google Classroom. Simultaneously, students will have writing conferences with Mrs. O'Janpa. Mon., 9/16, expository essay drafts need to be submitted in Google Classroom. No AoW or LoW assignments next week. Read "Fish Cheeks" in class. Cold reading assessment and vocabulary slides due Fri., 9/20. 10-2 Vocabulary Review List
16 Thursday, September 12, 2019 Students will take class portraits in the gym. Then, continue drafting and typing expository essays in Google Classroom. Read, annotate, and write a reflection for this week's LoW. Fri., 9/13, LoW is due and students will have writing conferences with Mrs. O'Janpa. Mon., 9/16, expository essay drafts need to be submitted in Google Classroom.
15 Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Students will participate in a short bell ringer assessment. Continue drafting and typing expository essays in Google Classroom. Read, annotate, and write a reflection for this week's LoW. Thurs., 9/12 students will take class portraits and work on drafts or LoW. Fri., 9/13, LoW is due and students will have writing conferences with Mrs. O'Janpa. Mon., 9/16, expository essay drafts are due in Google Classroom.
14 Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Students will continue drafting and typing expository essays in Google Classroom. Also, if necessary, create vocab. slides for "relish" and "pugnacious." Read, annotate, and write a reflection for this week's LoW. Wed., 9/11, complete bell ringer, continue drafting, and working on LoW. Thurs., 9/12 students will take class portraits and work on drafts or LoW. Fri., 9/13, LoW is due and students will take cold reading bell-ringer. Mon., 9/16, expository essay drafts are due in Google Classroom.
13 Monday, September 9, 2019 Students will receive LoW, "Echo and Narcissus." We will continue drafting and typing expository essays in Google Classroom. Tues., 9/10, work on draft or LoW. Wed., 9/11, create vocab. slides for "relish" and "pugnacious." Thurs., 9/12 students will take class portraits and work on drafts or LoW. Fri., 9/13, LoW is due and students will take cold reading bell-ringer. Mon., 9/16, expository essay drafts are due in Google Classroom. LoW Echo and Narcissus
12 Friday, September 6, 2019 Students will turn in AoW, "Cell Phone Ban," and take a cold reading assessment. We will review the assessment and discuss this week's article. Mon., 9/9, students will receive LoW, "Echo and Narcissus," and continue drafting expository essays. Tues., 9/10, work on draft or LoW. Wed., 9/11, create vocab. slides for "relish" and "pugnacious." Thurs., 9/12 students will take class portraits and work on drafts or LoW. Fri., 9/13, LoW is due and students will take cold reading bell-ringer. Mon., 9/16, expository essay drafts are due in Google Classroom. LoW Echo and Narcissus
11 Thursday, September 5, 2019 Students will begin drafting their ideas and filling in their graphic organizers for expository essays. Fri., 9/6, AoW due and quick cold read assessment and review. Expository Rubric
10 Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Students will analyze rubrics and evaluate models for expository essays; then, discuss structure and possible topics. Create vocabulary slides for reprehensible and sullen. Thurs., 9/4 begin planning writing. Fri., 9/6, AoW due and quick cold read assessment and review. Expository Rubric Expository Topic Ideas
9 Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Students will receive AoW, "Cell Phone Ban" articles. View models of expository essays; then, discuss structure and possible topics. Wed., 9/4 brainstorm writing topics and create vocabulary slides: reprehensible and sullen. Thurs., 9/4 begin planning writing. Fri., 9/6, AoW due and quick cold read assessment and review. Expository Graphic Organizer
8 Thursday, August 29, 2019 Students will hand in their annotations and reflections. Then, fully discuss and analyze the AoW, "Graying." Tues., 9/3, receive AoW, "Cell Phone Ban" and view expository model and rubric. Wed., 9/4 brainstorm writing topics and create vocabulary slides: reprehensible and sullen. Thurs., 9/4 begin planning writing. Fri., 9/6, AoW due and quick cold read assessment and review. AoW Cell Phone Ban
7 Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Students will review literary terms. Also, time will be allotted to annotate and write three paragraphs about the AoW, "Graying." Due Thurs., 8/29 annotated article and three paragraphs on AoW, "Graying." Prepare to discuss the article with peers.
6 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Students will review and create vocabulary slides for the terms: morose and derision. Also, time will be allotted to annotate and write three paragraphs about the AoW, "Graying." On Wed., 8/28, we will review literary terms. Due Thurs., 8/29 annotated article and three paragraphs on AoW, "Graying."
5 Monday, August 26, 2019 Students will begin reading AoW, "Graying." We will review how to annotate and respond to informational articles. For daily classes, each student is expected to have the following materials: chromebook, loose-leaf binder with filler paper, pen or pencil, and highlighters. Tues., 8/27 and Wed., 8/28, we will review vocabulary and literary terms. AoW, "Graying" due Thurs., 8/29. AoW Graying Annotation Guidelines
4 Friday, August 23, 2019 Students will take part in a gallery walk and follow-up discussion of literary term displays. We will also discuss vocabulary slides. For daily classes, each student is expected to have the following materials: chromebook, loose-leaf binder with filler paper, pen or pencil, and highlighters.
3 Thursday, August 22, 2019 Students will review the results from their literary pretests and construct assigned literary term models. We will also review how to construct vocabulary slides. For daily classes, each student is expected to have the following materials: chromebook, loose-leaf binder with filler paper, pen or pencil, and highlighters.
2 Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Students will go to the library to obtain their chromebooks. Then, students will take a pretest on literary terminology. For daily classes, each student is expected to have the following materials: chromebook, loose-leaf binder with filler paper, pen or pencil, and highlighters. We will begin discussing literary terms on Wed., 8/21.
1 Tuesday, August 20, 2019 After introductions and ice-breakers, students will share some basic information and a brief writing sample. For daily classes, each student is expected to have the following materials: chromebook, loose-leaf binder with filler paper, pen or pencil, and highlighters. We will begin discussing literary terms on Wed., 8/21. 10-2 Overview
0 Friday, August 9, 2019 Students who wish to get a head start may take the time to prepare a short, one-two paragraph informal essay about their summer vacation or a book they chose to read. For the first day of class, each student is expected to have the following materials: chromebook, loose-leaf binder with filler paper, pen or pencil, and highlighters. We will begin discussing literary terms on Wed., 8/21. 10-2 Vocabulary Terms