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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