Weekly Agenda & Announcements

  • May 6-10, 2024

     

    Monday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 6
    2. “Cane Cutting Scene” Painting & “Sugar Cane” Poem by Grace Nichols (Unit Reader)
    1. Finish OPTIC Organizer & Tone of painting
    2. Finish Test on Poem/Painting
    3. Sugar Changed the World

    a. Finish Text Features Scavenger Hunt

    Tuesday:

      1. Bell Ringer # 7

      2. Sugar Changed the World

          a. Read Prologue (p. 1-3) aloud & Take notes on authors’ purpose in Reading Log

          b. Finish reading prologue silently (pg. 4-8) & Annotating using sticky notes/Answer & Discuss

             Guiding Questions Handout

          c. Close Read Excerpt/Discuss Authors’ purpose

    Wednesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 8

         2. Sugar Changed the World by Marc Aronson and Marinal Budhos

    1. Lesson 6- Read aloud first section of Part One (pages 9-10 in book)
    2. Model and add first event to the History of Sugar Timeline together
    3. Read pages 10-21 stopping @ “The Champagne Fairs” (Add events including date and short description for the history of sugar.)

    Thursday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 9
    2. Sugar Changed the World by Marc Aronson and Marinal Budhos
    1. Continue Reading pages 10-21 stopping @ “The Champagne Fairs” (Add events including date and short description for the history of sugar.)
    2. Share/Discuss Important Events from Timeline with group Members
    3. Semantic Map- Analyze the word “Refine” p. 15

     

    Friday:

      1. Bell Ringer # 10

      2. Sugar Changed the World by Marc Aronson and Marinal Budhos

    a. Re-read excerpt (pg. 13 in book)/Identify and analyze the allusion/Reading Log Lesson 6

    b. Allusion skill practice

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  • April 15-19, 2024

     

    Monday:
         1. Bell Ringer # 6 (LEAP Review)

         2.  Research Simulation Task

             a) Reread/review prompt, Finish outlining Essay Task

             b) Begin Drafting/Typing Essay

     

    Tuesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 7 (LEAP Review)

         2.  Research Simulation Task

             a) Continue Drafting/Essay

             b) Begin Drafting/Typing Essay

     

    Wednesday:

        1. Bell Ringer # 8 (LEAP Review)

         3. Finish Typing/Revising/Submitting Essays
         4. Intro. To Unit 2- Text Scavenger Hunt- Become familiar with new unit anchor text-

             Sugar Changed the World

     

    Thursday:

    1. Bell Ringer #9 (LEAP Review)

        2. Sugar Changed the World

           a. Introduce Unit Objectives and Culminating Writing Task

         3. Intro. To Unit 2- Text Scavenger Hunt- Become familiar with new unit anchor text-

             Sugar Changed the World

     

    Friday:

        1. Bell Ringer # 10 (LEAP Review)

        2. Sugar Changed the World

           a. Review Unit Objectives and Culminating Writing Task

           b. Analyze illustration on pg.1 of the text and discuss, “What do you notice about the structure of   

           the sugarcane plant?”

        3. “Sugar Cane” by Grace Nichols

           a. Read/Annotate poem aloud as a class

           b. Re-read poem independently/Identify words that convey the emotions of the sugar cane plant

           c. Partner share- Words/Emotions conveyed

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     April 8-12, 2024

    Monday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 1 (LEAP Review)
    2. Research Simulation LEAP Task
    1. Review Research Sim/Literary Analysis Leap Rubric/Expectations & Prompt
    2. Review/Discuss Pre-assessment results
    3. Begin individually reading, analyzing and answering Multiple Choice Questions

     Tuesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 2 (LEAP Review)
    2. Research Simulation Task
    1. Finish individually reading, analyzing and answering Multiple Choice Questions
    2. Submit/Review Discuss results & overall strengths and weaknesses
    3. Analyze prompt using TAK strategy
    4. Students begin evaluating/assessing Sample Essays using LEAP Rubric

     

    Wednesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 3 (LEAP Review)
    2. Research Simulation Task
    1. Finish evaluating/assessing/discussing Sample Essays using LEAP Rubric
    2. Individually reread prompt/Outline/Begin Typing/Drafting Essay

    Thursday:

         1. Bell Ringer- #4 (LEAP Review)
         2. Research Simulation Task
             a. Review task expectations/prompt
             a. Continue typing draft of essay
             b. Edit/Revise Draft using Rubric/Checklist  

    Friday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 5 (LEAP Review)
    2. Research Simulation Task
    1. Review task expectations/address common errors/concerns
    2. Finish drafting/editing and revising Using LEAP Rubric/Checklist as needed
    3. Submit Final Essays

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  • March 25- 29, 2024

    Monday

    1. Bell Ringer #1
    2. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

    a. Finish Socratic Discussion/Debate

    b. Socratic Reflection

    Tuesday

        1. Bell Ringer #2

        2. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

           a. Test on story

           b. Constructed Response Writing Assignment  

    Wednesday

     1.  Bell Ringer # 3

    1. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe  
    1. Finish Test/Writing Assignment from yesterday (as needed)
    2. Turn in all Socratic Handouts
    3. Update/Add new ideas to Unit Concept Map of Truth, Perception & Reality
    1. Culminating Writing Task
    1. Read Directions (Use TAK to break down prompt)
    2. Write Thesis Statements
    3. Begin Locating evidence

    Thursday

    1. Bell Ringer # 4
    2. Culminating Writing Task
    1. Re-read/Review Directions & Thesis Statements
    2. Review LEAP Rubric/Expectations
    3. Continue locating evidence and explain reasoning

    Friday

        No School- Spring Break

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  • March 18- 22, 2024

    Monday

     1.  Bell Ringer # 6

    1. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe 
      a. Review text-dependent questions from last week
    1. Finish/Share/Submit Summaries
    2. Post-Reading Anticipation Guide
    3. Index Cards- Vote Sane/Insane
    4. Begin gathering/collecting evidence to determine reliability of the Narrator (Sane/Insane)

     

    Tuesday

    1. Bell Ringer # 7

         2. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

    a. Compare/Contrast Video to Story

    b. Complete Analysis while viewing

     

    Wednesday

    1. Bell Ringer # 8

       a. Discuss video/story analysis from yesterday

       b. Discuss roles for Socratic/Debate

       c. Continue gathering/collecting evidence to determine reliability of the Narrator (Sane/Insane)

     

    Thursday

    1. Bell Ringer #9
    2. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
    3. Debate/Socratic Discussion

     

    Friday

    1. Bell Ringer #10
    2. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

    a. Finish Debate/Socratic Discussion

    b. Reflection

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  • Procedures/Activities/Tasks: (May be in bullet form)

     

    March 11- March 15, 2024

     

    Monday

    Teacher Inservice

     

    Tuesday

     1.  Bell Ringer #1 (LEAP Review)  

    1. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe  
    1. Intro to Poe video clip
    2. Review Unfamiliar Vocabulary in Context (from Friday)
    3. Read and discuss story     

     

    Wednesday

    1. Bell Ringer #2 (LEAP Review)

         2. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

    a. Reread/Annotate

    b. Expand Sentences to Summarize the story

    c. Answer Text-based questions using story

     

    Thursday

    1. Bell Ringer #3 (LEAP Review)

         2. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe  

    1. Finish & discuss text-based questions.
    2. Compare Narrative POV T-chart Handout (references John Lye’s article)
    3. Analyze the effect of repetition, sentence structure and pacing.
    4. Identify & discuss the effect of differences in POV.
    5.  

    Friday

    1. Bell Ringer #4 (LEAP Review)
    2. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

    a. Evaluate the narrator’s argument-locate evidence/examples which support and /or contradict his claim.

    b. Record the evidence on the Evidence Chart handout

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  • March 4 – 8, 2024

     

    Monday

    1. Bell Ringer #6
    2.  “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry
    1. Review/Discuss Character Charts in Canvas
    2. Cold Read Task/Test Day 1- Multiple Choice
          

    Tuesday

    1. Bell Ringer #7

         2. “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry

    a. Cold Read Task/Test Day 2 – Essay Response  

    b. Add new ideas to Unit Concept Map on truth, perception and reality using story events.

     

    Wednesday

    1. Bell Ringer #8

         2. “The Ransom of Red Chief” by O. Henry

    1. Add/Discuss new ideas to Unit Concept Map on truth, perception and reality using story events.
    2. Compare/Contrast story to movie clips—Evaluate changes made by the director.

     

    Thursday

    1. Bell Ringer #9
    2. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe

    a. Intro to author

    b. Anticipation Guide (Agree/Disagree and Discuss)

    c. Identify key vocabulary words (Context clues)

    Friday

    1. Bell Ringer #10- Turn In
    2. “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
    1. Read, Annotate, Discuss Story
    2. Discuss the reliability of the narrator while reading
      c.  Begin summaries if time allows
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  • Procedures/Activities/Tasks: (May be in bullet form)

     

    Feb. 26 – Mar. 1, 2024

     

    Monday

    1. Bell Ringer #1

    2. “The Ransom of Red Chief” p. 579 in book and p. 29 in Unit Reader

        a. Review author and background

        b. Continue Reading and Discussing Story (Para. 1-30) while annotating words, phrases and/or sentences that reveal information about the characters.

        c. Answer text-based question handout using evidence/annotations

        d. Continue Vocabulary Intro. (Synonyms/Illustrations)

     

    Tuesday

     1. Bell Ringer #2
     2. “The Ransom of Red Chief”

    a. Share yesterday’s annotations & discuss answer questions 1-4 to show aspects of characterization using text evidence

    d. Finish Reading/Annotating/Discussing story)

    e. Complete Graphic Organizer/Vocab. (as needed)

     

    Wednesday (REVISED FOR VIRTUAL DAY)

    1. Bell Ringer #3- None Today

    2. “The Ransom of Red Chief” 

    1. Reread story as needed (Unit Reader pg. 29)
    2. Complete RORC Sentence Stem handout to summarize story (Can complete
      paper copy handed out in class or complete in Canvas- (Under Assignments- 
       Click RORC Sentence Stem Summary) 

     

    Thursday

    1. Bell Ringer #4
    2. “The Ransom of Red Chief” p. 579 in book/ p. 29 in Unit Reader
    1.  Finish/Share Sentence Stem Summary from as needed  
    2.  Fill out character charts 
    3.  Answer text dependent questions citing evidence and proof

     

    Friday

    1. Bell Ringer # 5

    2. “The Ransom of Red Chief”

        a. Finish sharing summaries as needed/Discuss text-dependent questions

        b. Cold Read Task

     

     

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  • Feb. 19 – Feb.23, 2024

     

    Monday

    1. Bell Ringer #7

    2. NBTT- Finish drafting, editing, revising Alternate Ending Writing Assignment

     3. Read and annotate para. 1-3 of “Narrative Point of View: Some Considerations” by John Lye

     4. Add new details of perception, reality, and truth to Unit Concept Map/Make NBTT connections

     

    Tuesday

    1. Bell Ringer #8

    2. “Narrative Point of View: Some Considerations” by John Lye

        a. Continue reading and annotating/fill out Notes pages with partner

        b. Share/Discuss impact of Narrative Point of View

    3. Add new details of perception, reality, and truth to Unit Concept Map/Make NBTT connections

     

     Wednesday

    1. Bell Ringer #9

    2. “Narrative Point of View: Some Considerations” by John Lye

         a. Class Discussion of Unit Concepts/Notes from yesterday’s article

    3. “The Ransom of Red Chief” p. 579 in book and p. 33 in Unit Reader

        a.  Introduce author (p.594) and background

        b. Begin Reading and Discussing Story (Para. 1-14) while annotating words, phrases and/or sentences that reveal information about the characters.

     

    Thursday

     1. Bell Ringer #10
     2. “The Ransom of Red Chief”

    a. Share yesterday’s annotations w/ turn and talk partner & answer questions 1-4 to show aspects of characterization using text evidence

    c. Partner Share/Class Discuss (Narrator-reliable vs unreliable)

    d. Read/Annotate/Discuss (Para. 15-30)

    e. Complete Graphic Organizer

     

    Friday

    1. Bell Ringer- Turn In

    2. “The Ransom of Red Chief”

    1. Review aspects of Red Chief’s character
    2. Finish reading/discussing story
    3. Complete Sentence Stem handout to summarize story 

     

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  • Feb. 5-9, 2024

     

    Monday

         1. Bell Ringer #1

    1. Nothing But the Truth by Avi
    1. Brief oral review of Ch. 16/Reading Ck. # 8 from Friday
    2. Finish reading/discussing novel (Ch. 17-19 pg.168-177)
    3. Answer Text-Dependent Questions Ch. 17-19 (Handout)
    4. Complete/Discuss Reading Log Ck. #9 (Theme/Message) in Canvas
    5. Completed Reading Log- Due Thursday

     

    Tuesday

    1. Bell Ringer #2
    2. Nothing But the Truth by Avi

        a. Review/Discuss Reading Ck. 9(Overall Theme/Message)

             b. Complete Reading Log Ck. # 10 (Summarize story) in Canvas- Final Log- Due Thursday

             c. Discuss/Share Summaries

     

    Wednesday

    1. Bell Ringer #3
    2. Nothing But the Truth by Avi
    1. Finish/Discuss Text-Based Questions
    2. Add new ideas to the Unit Concept Map
    3. Review game- Final Test on story tomorrow

     

    Thursday

    1. Bell Ringer #4
    2.  Nothing But the Truth by Avi
    1. Test on story
    1. Intro to vocab. For Narrative POV Article tomorrow

     

    Friday

    1. Bell Ringer #5
    2. “Narrative Point of View: Some Considerations” by John Lye
    1. Class Discussion of Unit Questions/Notes from yesterday’s article
    1. Read and annotate portions of “Narrative Point of View: Some Considerations” by John Lye
    1. With a partner, fill out the notes pages.
    1. Add new ideas to the Unit Concept Map (Canvas)
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  • Jan. 29- Feb. 2, 2024

     

    Monday

       1. Bell Ringer #6

       2. Nothing but the Truth by Avi

          a. Review/Discuss Check # 5 (Text Structure)

          b. Complete Reading Ck. # 6 (Effect of POV on reader)

          c. Continue reading novel (Ch. 14 pg. 99-105) & (Ch. 15 pg. 106-119)  

     

    Tuesday

     1.  Bell Ringer #7  

    1. Nothing But the Truth by Avi

          a. Discuss/Review Reading Ck. # 6

          b. Complete Reading Check # 7 (Text to Text Connection)

          c. Continue reading novel (Ch. 15 pg. 119-139)

         
         Wednesday

         1. Bell Ringer #8

    1. Pass back-Record Grades
    2. Nothing But the Truth by Avi

    a. Complete Reading Ck #8- (Analyzing unfamiliar words in context)

    b. Continue Reading novel (Ch. 16- pg. 140-154)

    c. Share/Class Discussion using Accountable Talk

     

    Thursday

    1. Bell Ringer # 9
    2. Nothing But the Truth by Avi

    a. Begin Reading Log Ck. # 9 (Theme/Message)

    b. Continue novel readings (Ch. 16- pg. 154-167)

    c. Completed Reading Log- Due Mon

     

    Friday

    1.  Bell Ringer # 10
    2. Nothing But the Truth by Avi
    1. Finish reading novel Ch. 17-19 pg. 168-177
    2. Complete/Discuss Reading Log Ck. #9 (Theme/Message)
    3. Completed Reading Log- Due Mon.
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  • Jan. 22-26, 2024

     

    Monday

    1. Bell Ringer #1
    2. Nothing but The Truth by Avi
    1. Review/Discuss Ch. 11 from Friday
    2. Begin reading/discussing Ch.12(pg. 59)
    3. Answer Text-Based Questions

     

    Tuesday

    1. Bell Ringer #2
    2. Nothing but the Truth by Avi
    1. Finish reading/ discussing Ch. 12
    2. Answer Text-based Questions – (Ch.1-12 Quiz Tomorrow)
    3. Review for Quiz

     

    Wednesday

    1. Bell Ringer #3
    2. Nothing by the Truth by Avi
    1. Complete Ch. 1-12 Quiz
    2. Add new details/info to Unit Concept Map
    3. Complete Reading Check # 5- (Compare/Contrast Text Structure)

     

    Thursday

    1. Bell Ringer #4
    2. Nothing but the Truth by Avi
    1. Review story events/Discuss Check # 5
    2. Continue novel readings (Begin Ch.13 pg. 87)
    3. Complete Reading Ck.#6 (Effect of POV on the reader)

     

    Friday

       1. Bell Ringer #5

       2. Nothing but the Truth by Avi

          a. Discuss Reading Ck. # 6

          b. Continue reading novel (Ch. 14 pg. 99- 105)   
          c. Begin answering comprehension questions Ch. 13-14)

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  • Jan. 15-19, 2024 

     

    Monday-Jan. 15-MLK Day (No school) 

     

    Tuesday 

    1. Bell Ringer # 1   

    1. Nothing but The Truth by Avi 

    a. Discuss review questions/ story elements  

    b. Continue novel readings  

    c. Record in Reading Log- Ck. 3 (Analyzing Dialogue) 

     

    Wednesday 

    1. Bell Ringer # 2

    1. Nothing but The Truth by Avi  

    1. Discuss Dialogue Analysis from last week reading  

    1. Read Novel  

    1. Complete Reading Check # 4- (Identify/Analyze words in context) 

    1. Turn & Talk partner, Share/Class Discussion  

     

    Thursday 

    1. Bell Ringer # 3 

    1. Nothing but The Truth by Avi  

    1. Finish reading Ch.12 independently as needed 

    1. Complete Quiz 

    1. Complete Reading Check # 5- (Compare/Contrast Text Structure) 

     

     

    Friday  

    1. Bell Ringer # 4

    1. Nothing But The Truth by Avi 

    1. Review story events/Discuss Check # 5 

    1. Continue novel readings (Begin Ch.13 (p. 87)  

    1. Complete Reading Ck.#6 (Effect of POV on the reader)  

     

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  • Jan. 8-12, 2024  

     

    Monday 

    1. Bell Ringer #3 

    1. Review/ Finish painting analysis  

    1. Begin Creating Unit Concept Map 

    1. Introduce- Nothing but The Truth by Avi  

    1. Read/Discuss Preface in novel 

    1. Complete “My Thoughts” in NBTT Reading Log- in Canvas  

     

    Tuesday 

    1. Bell Ringer #4  

    1. Nothing But the Truth by Avi 

    a. Begin reading novel 

    b. Record in Reading Log- (Text Structure of Novel) & Complete Reading Check #1 (Narrative point of view) 

    c. Share/Class Discussion 

     

    Wednesday 

    1. Bell Ringer #5 

         2.   Nothing but The Truth by Avi  

    1. Finish/Review Text Structure & Reading Check #1 as needed 

    1. Continue reading novel 

    1. Answer Reading Check #2 (Summary) 

     

     

    Thursday 

     1.  Bell Ringer #6  

    1. Nothing but The Truth by Avi 

    1. Finish Reading Check #2 (Summary)  

    1. Share summaries  

    1. Continue Reading Novels 

     

    Friday 

    1. Bell Ringer #7 

    1. Nothing but The Truth by Avi 

    a. Read independently 

    b. Answer Text-Based Questions/review novel story elements  

    c. Add details/info to Unit Concept Map     
          

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  • Jan. 4-5, 2024  

     

    Thursday: 

      1. Bell Ringer # 1 

      2.  The Tell- Tale Heart Unit 

           a. Introduce Unit objectives and Culminating Writing Task 

           b. Set-up Unit Materials 

           c. Anticipation Guide- (Agree-Disagree Discussion) 

     

    Friday: 

    1. Bell Ringer # 2 

    1. The Tell-Tale Heart Unit  

    a. Finish Unit Intro- Agree-Disagree- Perspective vs. Reality  

    b. Analyze painting to determine the artist’s message 

    c. Begin creating Unit Concept Map  

     

     

     

     

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  • Unit 2-The Tell-Tale Heart (narrative perspective/point of view)

     

    Dec. 11-12, 2023

    Monday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 6
    2. “The Fox and the Horse” Narrative Essay Task
    1. Review Narrative Leap Rubric/Expectations & Prompt
    2. Finish discussion of Sample Essays Analysis/Scores using evidence from Rubric as support
    3. Outline and Brainstorm for the Narrative Essay Task in response to “The Fox and the Horse.”
    4. Begin typing draft of essay

     

    Tuesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 7
    2. “The Fox and the Horse” Narrative Essay Task
    1. Mini-lesson on using dialogue effectively
    2. Continue typing draft of essay
    3. Edit/Revise Draft using Rubric/Checklist as needed

     

    Wednesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 8
    2. “The Fox and the Horse” Narrative Essay Task

    a. Review task expectations/address common errors (Narrative skills mini-lesson as needed)

    b. Finish editing and revising

    c. Finish drafting and submit finals

     

    Thursday:

         1. Bell Ringer- #9

    2. Unit Intro-Discuss Essential Questions/Skills Focus/Culminating Writing Task

         a. Set up materials

    b. Unit Intro- Agree-Disagree- Perspective vs. Reality

    c. Analyze painting to determine the artist’s message

    d. Begin creating Unit Concept Map

     

    Friday:

      1. Bell Ringer # 10

      2. The Treachery of Images

    1. Finish painting analysis as needed
    2. Discuss/Share analysis
    3. Meet the author Avi- Read author bio and answer questions

     

     

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  • Dec. 4-8, 2023

    Monday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 1
    2. Ch. 13 “Frankenstein” Excerpt by Mary Shelley
    1. Review/Share/Discuss similarities between Charlie in FFA & the monster in Frankenstein-quotes, shared theme, development & structure (finish & submit as needed)
    2. Finish Questions
    3. Review game for test tomorrow

     

    Tuesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 2
    2. Ch. 13 “Frankenstein” Excerpt by Mary Shelley
    1. Discuss Questions/Review- Watch video clip
    2. Test on Excerpt
    3.  

    Wednesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 3
    2. Review LEAP Writing Rubric
    3. CWT Personal Reflection (using feedback in Canvas & LEAP Rubric)
    4. Discuss common strengths and errors

     

    Thursday:

         1. Bell Ringer- #4

    2. Narrative Writing

       a. PPT/Notes/Task Expectations/Rubric

       b. Read & analyze an example Narrative Task using Expectations/Rubric

     

    Friday:

         1. Bell Ringer- #5 

         2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

                   a. Review Narrative Task Expectations

                   b. Discuss/finish example Narrative Analysis

                   c. Introduce Narrative Essay Prompt/Directions

                   d. Begin Breaking down prompt and drafting essay

     

     

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  • Nov. 13-17, 2023

     

    Monday:

         1. Bell Ringer # 3

         2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

    1. Reread Excerpt 4 (pg. 59-62 in Unit Reader)
    2. Share/Discuss Sentence Stem Summaries
    3. Finish answering Questions/Setting Chart (Reading Log 17)

     

    Tuesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 4
    2. Tone Minilesson  
    3.  “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
    1. Analyze language in the text to determine tone and meaning
    2. Highlight words/phrases that reveal attitude in first 3 para. of text/different color for last 3 para./Identify the shift in tone
    3. Finish Questions/Setting Chart as needed

     

    Wednesday:

         1. Bell Ringer # 5

         2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

             a.  Socratic Seminar Discussion- 1. Describe Dr. Frankenstein’s work in paragraphs 1-3 of the excerpt using highlighted/annotated words in the text and explain if the words have a positive

    or negative connotation or feeling. 2. Describe Dr. Frankenstein’s work in paragraphs 4-6 of the excerpt using highlighted/annotated words in the text and explain if the words have a positive or a negative connotation. 3. How does it attitude toward his work change? 4. What

    does that change or shift in tone reveal about Dr. Frankenstein?

     

    Thursday:

              1.Bell Ringer #6

              2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

                  a.  Socratic Reflection

                  b.  Review/Discuss Socratic TDQ’s using highlighted words

                  c.  Identify/analyze tone words as needed  

                  d.  Finish/Discuss/Check Questions/Setting Chart

     

    Friday:

      1. Bell Ringer # 7

      2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

          a. Review Tone words throughout the excerpt/Identify shift in tone

          b. Test on Ch. 4 Excerpt using the text/story

      

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  • Nov. 6-10, 2023

     

    Monday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 6/1
    2. “Flowers for Algernon”
    1. Review CWT Expectations for each body paragraph
    2. Finish Drafting Culminating Writing Task & Submit
    3. Introduce “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley- Get to know the Author/Background

    Tuesday:

    1. Bell Ringer #2

         2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

          a. Read/Annotate/UNWRAP Excerpt 4 (p. 59-62 in Unit Reader)

          b. Sentence Stem Summary

     

    Wednesday:

         1. Bell Ringer # 3

    1. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
    1. Finish/Share/Discuss Sentence Stem Summaries
    2. Reread Excerpt 4
    3. Answer Questions/Setting Chart (Reading Log 17)

    Thursday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 4
    2. Tone Minilesson  
    3.  “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
    1. Analyze language in the text to determine tone and meaning
    2. Highlight words/phrases that reveal attitude in first 3 para. of text/different color for last 3 para./Identify the shift in tone
    3. Finish Questions/Setting Chart as needed

     

    Friday:

         No School- VETERANS DAY

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    Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2023

     

    Monday:

    1. Bell Ringer #6
    2. “Flowers for Algernon” CWT
    1. Begin Writing an argument to demonstrate your understanding
    2. Review the Prompt/Answer Questions
    3. Highlight evidence
    4. Write Thesis/Review Thesis with partner using SODA Strategy
    5. Revise Thesis as needed

     

    Tuesday:

    1. Bell Ringer #7
    2. “Flowers for Algernon” CWT
    1. Finish revising Thesis Statements as needed
    2. Review the LEAP Rubric to determine the expectations for the CWT
    3. Annotate and Score Writing Example #1 Response to establish expectations for your own writing
    4.   Explain/Discuss two differences between score point 4 and score point 3 in the LEAP Rubric
    5. Work on CWT Outline

     

    Wednesday:

    1. Bell Ringer #8
    2. “Flowers for Algernon” CWT
    1. Continue Establishing expectations for written expectations for written arguments
    2. Annotate and Score Writing Example #2 & 3 to establish expectations for your own writing
    3. Continue working on CWT Outline

     

    Thursday:

    1. Bell Ringer #9
    2. “Flowers for Algernon” CWT
    1. Review CWT LEAP Expectations
    2. Begin Typing Final Drafts into Canvas

    Friday:

    1. Bell Ringer #10
    2. “Flowers for Algernon”

    a. Finish Typing/Submit Final Drafts

    b. Introduce “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley-Get to Know the Author/Background

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  • Oct. 23-27, 2023 

      

    Monday: 

    1. Bell Ringer #1 

    1. “Flowers for Algernon” 

    1. Socratic Seminar Prep-Choose Jobs/Roles & Explain Process 

    1. Post-Anticipation Guide rankings of Agree/Disagree 

    1. Finish locating evidence of claims using text and articles as needed 

     

    Tuesday: 

    1. Bell Ringer #2 

    1. “Flowers for Algernon” 

    1. Assign Jobs/Roles/Expectations 

    2. Finish creating claims, gathering/citing evidence from the text/article for the Socratic-
    1. Debate/Discussion Topic- Consider how Charlie has changed from the beginning of the story. Should Charlie have had the operation?

     

    Wednesday: 

    1. Bell Ringer #3 

    1. “Flowers for Algernon” 

    1. Socratic Seminar Activity- Day 1

    2. Review Roles/Expectations
    3. Begin Socratic Discussion- Should Charlie have had the operation? Did it improve or worsen his quality of life?
    4. Thursday
      Bell Ringer #4
    5. -Socratic Seminar Activity- Day 2

    6. Continue discussion using Post-Anticipation Guide Questions and Student Generated Questions 

    1. Closure-Exit Ticket & Teacher facilitated reflective discussion regarding knowledge gained during the Socratic process  

     

    Friday:  

    1. Bell Ringer # 5

    1. “Flowers for Algernon” 

    1. Wrap up Socratic as needed/Discuss Exit Tickets-Socratic Seminar Reflection from yesterday    

    1. Test on Story 

     

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    Oct. 9-13, 2023

    Monday:

       TEACHER INSERVICE DAY

     

    Tuesday:

    1. Bell Ringer #1

    2. Remind students that all SLT- Pre-Tests should be submitted from the week before

    3. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes  

    1. Begin reading/discussing Part 2 of the story/Progress Report May 20- Unit Reader

              (p. 34-39)

          b.  Continue to add evidence- Before/After Surgery Chart

          c. Finish/Turn in Character Analysis (Homework if not finished)

     

    Wednesday:

    1. Bell Ringer #2
    2. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes
    1. Finish reading/discussing Part 2 of the story Unit Reader (p. 40-46) 
    2. Add evidence/ discuss Before/After Surgery
    3. Reading Log- Lesson 24 Text-dependent questions

     

    Thursday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 3
    2.  “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes

           a. Finish/Discuss Reading Log-Lesson 24 Text Dependent Questions

           b. Lesson 25- Summary/Thematic Topics/Theme One-Pager

     

    Friday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 4
    2. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes
    1. Share/Discuss Lesson 25- Summary/Thematic Topics/Theme One-Pager
    2. Introduce Socratic Seminar Topic (Culminating Writing Task)
    3. Discuss/Model Claims/Develop Individual Claims

     

     

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  • Oct. 2-6, 2023

    Monday: (SUB)

    1. Bell Ringer #6
    2. Identifying Allusions Practice
    3. Analyzing Allusion in FFA
    4. Character Analysis

    Tuesday:

    1. Bell Ringer #7
    2. SLT- Pre-Test
    3. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes

    1. Irony Constructed Response- Peer Review  
    2. Begin reading/discussing Part 2 of the story/Progress Report May 20- Unit Reader

              (p. 34-39)

          c.  Continue to add evidence- Before/After Surgery Chart

     

    Wednesday:

    1. Bell Ringer #8
    2. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes
    1. Finish reading/discussing Part 2 of the story Unit Reader (p. 40-46) 
    2. Add evidence/ discuss Before/After Surgery
    3. Reading Log- Lesson 24 Text-dependent questions

     

    Thursday-Friday

        Fall Break

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  • Sept. 25-29, 2023

    Monday:

    1. Bell Ringer 4/#1
    2. “Flowers for Algernon”

           a. Review Irony (Discuss/Share examples from Progress Rpt. 9)
           b. Read & discuss Progress Report 10-11 (Unit Reader pg. 24-30)

            c. Track/record irony and add details to the Before/After Chart as we read

     

     

    Tuesday:

    1. Bell Ringer #2
    2. “Flowers for Algernon”
    1. Continue reading/annotating/discussing Progress Rpt. 10-11 as needed (page 24-30)
    2. Summarize reports in the margins of the text
    3. Track/record irony and add new evidence to Before/After Surgery Chart
    4. Character Analysis

     

    Wednesday:

    1. Bell Ringer #3
    2. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes
    1. Review/Discuss Before/After surgery Chart
    2. Character Analysis
    3. Irony Practice

     

    Thursday:

      1. Bell Ringer #4

      2. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes

           a. Irony Review- (Video clips)

           b. Irony Constructed Response/RAPCC

           c. Character Analysis  

     

    Friday:

    1. Bell Ringer #5
    2. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes
    1. Section 4 Test-Part 1 of the story (Multiple Choice)
    2. Finish Irony Constructed Response as needed
      c.T
      urn in Character Analysis
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  • Sept. 18-22, 2023

    Unit 1: Flowers for Algernon /Section 2-4 -Lesson 11-16

     

    Monday:

      1. Bell Ringer # 6

      2. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes

           a. Discuss/Review Progress 4-5 and Character Claims

           b. Read/Annotate/Discuss Progress Reports 6-8 (Unit Reader pg. 14-17)

           c. Before/After Surgery Chart- Add details/evidence of the changes in Charlie’s character

           d. Reading Log-Lesson 11-pg. 6

     

    Tuesday:

    1. Bell Ringer #7
    2. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes
    1. Review Progress Rpts. 6-8
    2. Read/Annotate/Discuss Progress Report 9 (Unit Reader-pg. 17-24)
    3. Add details/evidence to Before/After Surgery Chart

     

    Wednesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 8
    2. “Flowers for Algernon” (Lesson 13)
    1. Continue reading/annotating/discussing- Progress Report 9
    2. Summarize in the margins of the text
    3. Evaluate (Compare/Contrast) text structure of Progress Report 1 and 9
    4. Add new evidence to Before/After Surgery Chart

     

    Thursday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 9
    2. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes
    3. Irony Intro. (Video, PPT, Skills Practice)

     

    Friday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 10
    2. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes
    1. Check/Discuss Irony Skills practice.
    2. Re-read Progress Rpt. 8-9/locate examples of irony to include on Irony Tracker
    3. Begin reading Progress Rpt. 10-11 (Unit Reader pg. 24-30)

     

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