Weekly Agenda & Announcements

  • Nov. 28- Dec. 2

    Monday:

        1. Bell Ringer # 1

        2. Sugar Changed the World

           a. Review Unit Objectives and Culminating Writing Task

        3. “Sugar Cane” by Grace Nichols

           a. Read/Annotate poem aloud as a class/Determine meaning of unfamiliar words

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

           c. Partner share- Words/Emotions conveyed

    Tuesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 2

         2.“Sugar Cane” by Grace Nichols

          a. Re-read the poem (Paraphrase/Summarize)/ Review Annotations 

          b. Identify examples of personification while reading

          c. Record examples on Analyzing Theme Organizer

          d. Class Discussion- “Who or what does the sugarcane plant symbolize in the poem?”

             -Fill in Chart as a class

    Wednesday:

    1.Bell Ringer # 3

    1. “Sugar Cane” by Grace Nichols
    1. Re-read Notes on Theme Organizer
    2. Analyze/Identify tone/Support with Evidence & Record
    3. “Cane Cutting Scene” Painting
    4. Work w/partner to use OPTIC strategy to analyze painting   

     Thursday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 4
    2. “Sugar Cane” by Grace Nichols
    1. “Cane Cutting Scene” Painting
    2. Continue working w/partner to use OPTIC Organizer to analyze painting
    3. Analyze/Identify Painter’s tone/attitude, Support with Evidence & Record 

     Friday:

      1. Bell Ringer # 5

      2.“Sugar Cane” by Grace Nichols

          a.Re-read poem & Review Theme Analysis

          b. Test on Poem

      3. “Sugar Changed the World”

          a. Read Prologue (p. 1-3) & Take notes on the author’s purpose

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  • Nov. 14- Nov. 18, 2022

    Monday:
         1. Bell Ringer # 6

         2. Unit 1 Cold Read Task- Multiple Choice

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

    Tuesday:

         1. Bell Ringer # 7

         2. Unit 1- Cold Read Task- Essay

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

             Sugar Changed the World

    Wednesday:

        1. Bell Ringer # 8

        2. Sugar Changed the World

           a. Introduce 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

    Thursday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 9

         2.“Sugar Cane” by Grace Nichols

          a. Re-read the poem (Paraphrase/Summarize)/ Review Annotations  

          b. Identify examples of personification while reading

          c. Record examples on Analyzing Theme Organizer

          d. Class Discussion- “Who or what does the sugarcane plant symbolize in the poem?”

             -Fill in Chart as a class

    Friday:

    1.Bell Ringer # 10

    1. “Sugar Cane” by Grace Nichols
    1. Re-read Notes on Theme Organizer
    2. Analyze/Identify tone/Support with Evidence & Record
    3. “Cane Cutting Scene” Painting
    4. Work w/partner to use OPTIC strategy to analyze painting   
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  • Nov. 7- Nov. 11, 2022

    Monday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 1
    2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
    1. Reread paragraphs 4,6, and 8 of Chapter 13 Excerpt
    2. Review Progress Rpts for April 30-May 18 in FFA
    3. Compare/Contrast the monster to Charlie in FFA
    4. Re-read Highlighted references to learning in the text and label as positive and negative

    Tuesday:

    ELECTION DAY

     

    Wednesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 2
    2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
    1. Reread Ch. 13 Excerpt/Review positive/negative knowledge
    2. Determine a shared theme between Frankenstein and FFA & Explain how the structure of each text contributes to the shared theme
    3. Introduce One-Pager Project

     

    Thursday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 3
    2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
    1. One-Pager Project

     

    Friday:

    VETERANS DAY

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  • Oct. 31 - Nov. 4

    Monday:

              1.Bell Ringer # 6

         2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
              a. Discuss/Check Questions/Setting Chart

              b. Finish/Share/Review Tone words throughout the excerpt/Identify shift in tone

              c.  Answer TDQ’s using highlighted tone words

     

    Tuesday:

      1. Bell Ringer # 7

      2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

          a. Discuss/Check TDQ’s from yesterday

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

     

    Wednesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 8
    2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
    1. Read/Annotate/Discuss Ch. 13 Excerpt
    2. Highlight any references to knowledge/learning the monster makes

     

    Thursday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 9
    2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
    1. Reread paragraphs 4,6, and 8 of Chapter 13 Excerpt
    2. Review Progress Rpts for April 30-May 18 in FFA
    3. Record a quote from each text which reveals similar aspects of the monster’s character and Charlie’s character.

     

    Friday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 10
    2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley
    1. Reread Ch. 13 Excerpt
    2. Answer Questions using excerpt
    3. Determine a shared theme between Frankenstein and FFA & Explain how the structure of each text contributes to the shared theme

     

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  • Oct. 24-28, 2022

     

    Monday:

    1. Bell Ringer #5/ 1

         2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

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

          b. Sentence Stem Summary

     

    Tuesday:

         1. Bell Ringer # 2

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

     

    Wednesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 3
    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

     

    Thursday:

              1.Bell Ringer # 4

         2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

    1. Discuss/Check Questions/Setting Chart from yesterday
    2. Finish analyzing tone words as needed
    3. Answer TDQ’s using highlighted tone words

     

    Friday:

      1. Bell Ringer # 5

      2. “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley

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

          b. Discuss/Check TDQ’s from yesterday

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

       

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  • Oct. 10-14, 2022

     

    Monday-Wednesday- Fall Break/Inservice Day

     

    Thursday:

    1. Bell Ringer 4/#1
    2. “Flowers for Algernon”
    1. Record Grades on Tracker
    2. Socratic Seminar Prep-

    -Review Topics of Discussion CWT, Informational Article, Anticipation Guide)

    Continue developing claims & gathering evidence to support/oppose (Discussion Ques. #1-2)

    1. Introduce context of the Informational Article

     

    Friday: (Sub)

    1. Bell Ringer #2
    2. “Flowers for Algernon”
    1. Socratic Seminar Prep

    - UNWRAP/Annotate Information Article

    1. Continue to gather evidence to support claims from both the article & text

     

     

    Oct. 17-21, 2022

     

    Monday:

    1. Bell Ringer #3
    2. “Flowers for Algernon”
    1. Socratic Seminar Prep-Choose Jobs/Roles & Explain Process
    2. Post-Anticipation Guide rankings of Agree/Disagree
    3. Finish locating evidence of claims using text and articles as needed

     

    Tuesday:

    1. Bell Ringer #4
    2. “Flowers for Algernon”
    1. Socratic Seminar Activity -Day 1
    2. Review Jobs/Roles/Expectations
    3. Debate/Discussion Topic- Consider how Charlie has changed from the beginning of the story. Should Charlie have had the operation? Use evidence from the text and the article to support your claim.

     

    Wednesday:

    1. Bell Ringer #5
    2. “Flowers for Algernon”
    1. Socratic Seminar Activity- Day 2- Continue discussion using Post Anticipation Guide Questions and Student Generated Questions
    2. Closure-Exit Ticket & Teacher facilitated reflective discussion regarding knowledge gained during the Socratic process

     

    Thursday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 6
    2. “Flowers for Algernon”
    1. Wrap up Socratic as needed/Discuss Exit Tickets-Socratic Seminar Reflection from yesterday
    2. RAPCC Constructed Response- Write Independently/Self-Check/Peer Edit/Revise as needed
    3. Blooket Game- Review skills and standards for final FFA test tomorrow

     

    Friday:

    1. Bell Ringer #7  
    2. “Flowers for Algernon”
    1. Test on Story
    1. Introduce “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley-Get to Know the Author/Background
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  • Oct. 3-7, 2022

     

    Monday:

    1. Bell Ringer #6
    2. “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

     

    Tuesday:

    1. Bell Ringer #7
    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

     

    Wednesday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 8
    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

     

    Thursday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 9
    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

     

    Friday:

    1. Bell Ringer # 10- Turn In  
    2. “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes

    a. Socratic Seminar Prep- Continue to develop claims/cite evidence from text as support

              c. Thematic One-Pager

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  • Sept. 26- Sept. 30 

     

    Unit 1: Flowers for Algernon /Section 4- Lessons 14-17

     

    Monday:

    1. Bell Ringer 3/#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 Irony from Prog. Rpt. 11 & Before/After surgery Chart
    2. Character Analysis

     

    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
    2. Finish Irony Constructed Response as needed
    3. Turn in Character Analysis
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