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  • It's been a great year!  Enjoy your summer and best of luck in the future!

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  • The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    Monday -lesson 19 Read Chapter 12-13

    Tuesday lesson 20 Read Chapters 14-15

    Wednesday lesson 21 & 22 Read Chapters 16-18

    Thursday Lesson 23- Read Chapters 18-19

    Friday Lesson 24 Read Chapters 20-21(finishes book)

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  • Monday 5/9/22

    Students will finish and present their childrens' book in ppt form.  They will also do Lesson 10 and read Chapter 4 from The Witch of Blackbird Pond..

    Tuesday 5/10/22

    Finish presentations of childrens' books and lesson 11 - Read Chapter 5 The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    Wednesday 5/11/22

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond Read Chapter 6-7, lesson 15

    Thursday 5/12/22

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond lesson 16 - Read Chapters 8-9

    Friday 5/13/22

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond lesson 17 - Read Chapters 10-11

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  • Monday 5/2/22 - Work on childrens' book

    Tuesday 5/3/22-Thursday 5/5/22

    LEAP testing

    Friday 5/6/22 -Complete childrens' book

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  • Monday 4/11/22

    Finish The Witch of Blackbird Pond lesson 4 (Complete reading through end of Chapter 3 and workbook page 163)   Review Section 1 Quiz

    Tuesday 4/12/22

    Witch of Blackbird Pond Section 1 Quiz

    Wednesday 4/13/22 

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond lesson 5 (Informational Text "Puritan" by Michael Kaufman) - Working with Main Idea

    Thursday 4/14/22

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond lesson 6  - Analyze characters through descriptive words Workbook pages 164-166     Enjoy your Easter Break! 

    LEAP testing when we return from April 26, 2022 - May 4, 2022

     

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  • Monday 4-4-22

    Out of the Dust Lessons 39-40 - CRT

    Tuesday 4-5-22

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond lesson 1 - Workbook page 160 Analyze figurative and connotative language from "The Roa not Taken."

    Wednesday 4-6-22

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond lesson 2 - Workbook page 161 Read first 1/2 of Chapter 1

    Discuss "Identity"

    Thursday 4-7-22

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond lesson 3 - Workbook page 162 finish reading chapter 1

    Analyze how first chapter develops setting

    Friday 4-8-22

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond -begin lesson 4 workbook page 163 Read Ch 2 and start chapter 3   Analyze character responses to episodes in the text (finish this lesson Monday, 4-11-22 to complete chapter 3 and workbook assignment)

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  • Monday 3/28/22

    Continue working on lessons 32 & 33 Out of the Dust (Edit and final CWT)  Final CWT due at the  end of last block today

    Tuesday 3/29/22

    Out of the Dust Lessons 34-35

    Examine a research task and begin to conduct research

    Wednesday 3/30/22

    Out of the Dust lesson 36 - Write a news article

    Thursday 3/31/22

    Out of the Dust lessons 37 & 38 - Create a news page and finalize it

    Friday 4/1/22

    Present newspaper articles

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  • Monday 3/21/22

    Out of the Dust lesson 30 Plan and write a rough draft

    Tuesday 3/22/22

    Out of the Dust lesson 31 - finish writing rough draft

    Wednesday 3/23/22

    Out of the Dust lesson 32 - Assess & Revise rough draft

    Thursday 3/24/22

    Out of the Dust lesson 33 - Edit and Write Final Draft

    Friday 3/25/22

    Out of the Dust lesson 34 - Examine a Research task

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  • Monday 3-14-22

     No School for Students!  Teacher In Service

    Tuesday 3-15-22

    Out of the Dust lesson 27- Identifying more themes Workbook page 151

    Wednesday 3-16-22

    Out of the Dust lesson 28 - Read Autumn 1935

    Which themes recur throughout novel? Make 3 statements that apply to novel and have evidence for each statement.

    Predict what Billie Jo and her family's life will be like in the next five years based on your timeline.

    Thursday 3-17-22

    Happy St. Patrick's Day

    Learnzillion section 6-7 Quiz Out of the Dust

    Friday 3-18-22

    Out of the Dust lesson 29

    Examine a prompt and prepare notes

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  • Welcome Back after Mardi Gras!

    Thursday 3/3/22

    Out of the Dust Lesson 19 Workbook page 142 - Draft an essay

    Friday 3/4/22 Out of the Dust lesson 20 Workbook page 143-144- Revise/edit essay and final draft

    Monday 3/7/22

    Out of the Dust lesson 21 - Examine word choice Read Spring 1935 pg 153-157

    Tuesday 3/8/22

    Out of the Dust lesson 22 Finish reading Spring 1935 pages 168-189 - Uncover emerging themes

    Workbook page 145

    Wednesday 3/9/22

    Learnzillion section 4-5 Quiz

    Out of the Dust lesson 23 Re-read pages 160-161  Workbook pages 146-147

    Thursday 3/10/22

    Out of the Dust lesson 24 - examine genres  re-read pages 184-186

    Work on theme; Out of the Dust lesson 25 Workbook pages 148-150

    Friday 3/11/22

    Out of the Dust lesson 26 - Read Summer 1935 Compare/Contrast 2 poems

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  • Monday 2/21/22

    Out of the Dust lessons 13 & 14

    Workbook pages 135-138

    Tuesday 2/22/22

    Happy Two's Day! Can dress as a twin for $2 Bronco Buck with a friend.

    Finish questions on Workbook page 138 

    Lesson 15

    Wednesday 2/23/22

    Out of the Dust lesson 16

    Read "Autumn 1934"

    What did Billie Jo discover about herself?  Evidence?  Tone?

    Read 1st 6 poems of "Winter" to page 115

    Write a poem from Daddy's POV

    What is the main source of Billie Jo's pain?

    Thursday 2/24/22

    Out of the Dust lesson 17

    Finish reading "Winter 1935" pages 115-149

    Examine how characters change

    Firday 2/25/22

    Out of the Dust lesson 18

    Plan essay - Workbook pages 139-140

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  • Monday 2-14-22

    Happy Valentine's Day! Students may wear red / valentine shirt.

    Out of the Dust lesson 8 - Compare/Contrast structures of information & write a brief argument using RACES  workbook page 130

    Tuesday 2-15-22

    Out of the Dust lesson 9 - Read "Spring 1934" 

    Write about characters using RACES workbook page 131

    Wednesday 2-16-22

    Out of the Dust lesson 10 & 11

    Analyze text for tone and mood 

    Write a poem

    Workbook pages 132-134

    Thursday 2-17-22

    Examine connections between novel and historical events 

    Read  "Summer 1934"

    Friday 2-18-22

    Learnzillion Section 3 Quiz

    Section 1-3 test on Forms

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  • Monday 2-7-22

    Work on essay writing skills

    Continue with presentation of speeches

    Tuesday 2-8-22

    Work on essay writing skills

    Continue with presentation of speeches

    Wednesday 2-9-22

    Out of the Dust lesson 5

    Research the Drought years

    Thursday 2-10-22

    Out of the Dust lesson 6

    Write a summary of informational article "The Drought" ; read 2 additional texts; revise summary to include new information learned

    Workbook page 122-126

    Friday 2-11-22

    Out of the Dust lesson 7

    Create a timeline of historical events relative to the Dust Bowl  Workbook page 127-129

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  • Monday, 1/31/22

    Steve Jobs lesson 41 - Students present their ppt. overcoming failure speeches (if didn't finish Friday)

    Out of the Dust - lesson 1- Examine verse, structure, time period, and location  Workbook pages 106-107  Vocab. fondness, ancient, riled, pestering, and achievement  Read pages 1-16, discuss; Workbook pages 110-114

    Tuesday Feb. 1, 2022

    Out of the Dust lesson 2 - Examine how author develops characters; finish reading Winter 1934 Workbook pages 115-116

    Wednesday 2/2/22

    Out of the Dust Lesson 3 - Explore how author uses figurative language to give meaning  Workbook pages 117-119

    Thursday 2/3/22

    Out of the Dust Lesson 4 Read essay by Woodie Guthrie and write about it in own words  Workbook page 120-121

    Friday 2/4/22

    Out of the Dust learnzillion Out of the Dust Section 1 Quiz

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  • Monday, January 24, 2022

    Steve Jobs lesson 36- Extension task directions and rubric

    Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022

    Steve Jobs lesson 37 - Plan speech

    Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022

    Steve Jobs lesson 38 - 1st draft extension task

    Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022

    Steve Jobs lesson 39 - Edit / Revise extension task

    Friday, Jan. 28, 2022

    Steve Jobs lesson 40 - Creating a visual presentation for extension task

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  • Monday Jan. 17, 2022 - NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Day

    Tuesday Jan. 18, 2022 -

      1st Block - Interem test

      2nd Block - Lesson 33 Work on first draft of CWT

    Wednesday Jan 19, 2022

       1st Block - Lesson 34 - Revising/ Peer Edit CWT

       2nd Block - Lesson 35 overview - Interem Testing

    Thursday & Friday  Jan 20 & 21, 2022

       Interem Testing and work on CWT as finish tests

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  • Monday 1/10/22

    Steve Jobs lesson 28

    Compare / contrast central ideas and themes of "Casey at the Bat" and "David and Goliath"

    Workbook page 69-70

    Tuesday 1/11/22

    Steve Jobs learnzillion section 6 quiz

    Wrokbook page 71

    Wednesday 1/12/22

    Steve Jobs lessons 29-30 "Fringe Benefits of Failure" by JK Rawlings Cold Read Task parts 1 & 2

    Thursday 1/13/22

    Steve Jobs lesson 31 Review JK Rawling's speech and preview Culminating Writing Task

    Fridat 1/14/22

    Steve Jobs lesson 32 - identify claim and evidence for CWT

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  • Monday 1/3/22 

    Teacher In Service NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS!

    Tuesday 1/4/22

    Steve Jobs lesson 24  "Casey at the Bat"  Workbook pages 60-63

    Wednesday 1-5-22

    Steve Jobs lesson 25 Workbook page 64

    Analyze word choice and language in a poem "Casey at the Bat"

    Thursday 1-6-22

    "Casey at the Bat" test & "Casey at the Bat" comprehension quiz

    Friday 1-7-22

    Steve Jobs lessons 26 & 27 Workbook pages 65-68

    Analyze poem "David and Goliath" and Determine the theme

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  • Monday Dec. 13, 2021 

    Steve Jobs lesson 20 -Read and Summarize "Overcoming Obstacles"  Workbook page 53

    Tuesday Dec. 14, 2021

    Steve Jobs lesson 21 -Determine Point of View Workbook page 54

    Wednesday Dec. 15, 2021

    Steve Jobs lesson 22 - Supporting and Contradicting Claims in Jobs' address workbook pages 55 - 58

    Thursday Dec 16, 2021

    Steve Jobs lesson 23 - Presenting Claims and Findings Workbook page 59

    Friday Dec 17, 2021

    A Mile in His Shoes- Compare and contrast Steve Jobs and Mickey Tussler

    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

     

     

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  • Monday 12/6/21 - Steve Jobs lesson 14 - beginning of lesson 15

         Workbook page 49-50  & Discussion Board/Debate on Canvas

    Tuesday 12/7/21 - Learnzillion Section 3 Quiz Wilbur Wright

           Finish lesson 15 Use RACES to write paragraph giving final opinion on debate topic:  Would Wilbur Wright agree with Steve Jobs' statement to stay hungry, stay foolish?

    Wednesday 12/8/21 - Steve Jobs lesson 16

        Milton Hershey Cold Read Task part 1

    Thursday 12/9/21 - Steve Jobs lesson 17

         Milton Hershey Cold Read Task part 2

    Friday 12/10/21 - Steve Jobs lesson 18- Mindset for Achievement & lesson 19 - Rereading Mindset for Achievement

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  • Monday 11/29/21

         Steve Jobs lesson 10 (& 13) - Summarizing letters of Wilbur Wright and discussing point of view of the letters

         Review "Mother to Son" poem

    Tuesday 11/30/21

         Mother to Son Quiz

    Wednesday 12-1-21

         Steve Jobs lesson 11 - Workbook page 46 - Using textual evidence to support a claim

    Thursday 12-2-21

        Steve Jobs lesson 12 - review of lesson 13 Workbook page 47-48 Analyzing a character

    Friday 12-3-21

      Steve Jobs section 3 Quiz on forms

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  • Monday 11-15-21 Steve Jobs lesson 7 Poem "To Failure" Workbook page 34  Study Guide Story 2

    Tuesday 11-16-21 Steve Jobs lesson 8 Poem "Mother to Son" Workbook pages 35-39

    Wednesday 11-17-21 Steve Jobs Story 2 Test

          Begin lesson 9 if time allows WB pg 40-42 Study guide story 3

    Thursday 11-18-21 Steve Jobs lesson 9 Discussion board on canvas (after Workbook pages 40-42)

    Friday 11-19-21 Steve Jobs story 3 test & story 3 essay quiz

    No School Next Week!  Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 

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  • Monday 11/8/21  Steve Jobs lesson 5 - Supporting a claim with evidence

    Tuesday 11/9/21 Steve Jobs lesson 6 - Identify a central idea of a text

    Wednesday 11/10/21 Steve Jobs Section 1 Quiz

    Thursday 11-11-21 Veteran's Day  - NO SCHOOL

    Friday 11-12-21 Steve Jobs Story 1 test (story 1 comprhension, vocabulary, and identifying main idea and tone in paragraphs)

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  • Monday 11-1-21

      Steve Jobs lesson 1 - Famous Failures, Steve Jobs' Address, 

                                     Vocabulary cards

    Tuesday 11-2-21 - Lesson 1 continued - Discuss tone/mood in writing, continue working with vocabulary in Workbook, write paragraph about overcoming failure

    Wednesday 11-3-21 - Steve Jobs lesson 2 -Analyze word choice and tone

    Thursday 11-4-21 - Steve Jobs lesson 3 - summarize story 1, workbook page 28

    Friday 11-5-21 Steve Jobs lesson 4 - Summarize story 2 & 3, workbook page 28-29

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  • Monday 

        Hatchet lesson 36 - Bibliography on powerpoints 

                                   Students who have not submitted multiparagaph lesson 22 or CWT will work on completion/submission

    Tuesday 

        Hatchet lesson 37 - 38  _ Presenting powerpoints until complete

    Wed-Thurs. - presetations

    Friday - If all presentations are complete, and all CWT and multi-paragraphs are submitted, we will watch "A Cry in the Wild" and compare and contrast it to the novel Hatchet, since we were unable to do so last Friday because too many students did not have their work completed.

     

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  • Monday 10-18-21  NO SCHOOL Teacher in service

    Tuesday 10-19-21 Hatchet lesson 32-Begin extension task

    Wednesday 10-20-21 Hatchet lesson 33-34 cont. ext. task (research)

    Thursday 10-21-21 Hatchet lesson 35 cont. working on ext. task (inserting multi-media into power point presentation)

    Friday 10-22-21 - Watch "A Cry in the Wild" so we can later compare and contrast it to Hatchet novel and discover the books are always better!

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  • Monday & Tuesday 10/11 & 10/12)  No School  Fall Break!

    Wednesday (10/13/21) 

      Hatchet lesson 29 - Edit / Publish CWT

    Thursday (10/14/21) - CRT part 1

    Friday (10/15/21) - CRT part 2 #15 (multi-paragraph essay)

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  • Monday 10/4/21

    Hatchet lesson 23

    Read Chapter 19 and Epilogue

    What is permanently different about Brian?

    Tuesday 10/5/21

    Hatchet Learnzillion Section 8/9 Quiz

    Wednesday 10/6/21

    Hatchet lesson 24

    Survival by Numbers article

    Part 1 Culminating Writing Task

    Thursday 10/7/21

    Hatchet lesson 25 - Part 2 CWT

    Hatchet lesson 26 - Drafting CWT

    Friday 10/8/21

    Hatchet lesson 27 - Revise CWT for transition words

    Hatchet lesson 28 - Revise CWT Sentences

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  • Monday 9/27/21 - We will do a Cold Read Task (to access what students know and what they need to learn).

    Tuesday 9/28/21 - Hatchet Section 5,6,7 Quiz on cpsb.learnzillion.com

    Wednesday 9/29/21 - Hatchet lesson 20 - Read chapter 17

                   How does Brian continue to show he's learned survival lessons?

    Thursday 9/30/21 - Hatchet lesson 21 - Read Chapter 18

                   Use graphic organizer to show Brian's change towards the hatchet.

    Friday 10/1/21- Hatchet lesson 22 - Using RACES write to show how Brian's change in his attitude toward the hatchet reflect his change in his survival skills.

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  • Monday 9/20/21

    Hatchet lesson 16 - Read Chapters 11 & 12

      Text evidence that Brian is becoming confident

    Tuesday 9-21-21

     Hatchet Lesson 17 - Read Chapters 13 & 14

         What's changed for Brian?  What mistakes has he made?       What has he learned from those mistakes?

    Wednesday 9/22/21

    Hatchet lesson 18 - Read Chapter 15

    Thursday 9/23/21

    Work with text evidence

     

    Friday 9/24/21

    Hatchet lesson 19

       Read Chapter 16 - Discuss memory moments

       Quiz on theme

     

     

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  • Wednesday 9/15/21

     Hatchet lesson 14 - Read Ch. 9 & 10

     What survival skill is Brian utilizing?

    Review Types of Conflict

    Thursday 9/16/21

    Hatchet lesson 15 - look for Theme in Hatchet

    study for Chapter 5-10 test using study guide

    Friday 9/17/21

    Hatchet Chapters 5-10 Test

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  • Students can find all lessons through cpsb launchpad in the Canvas tab.  In Canvas, click English, then modules.  All tests/quizzes/graded assignments can be found under that title in Hatchet module and completed online.

    Monday 9/13/21

     Hatchet lesson 14 - Read Ch. 9 & 10

     What survival skill is Brian utilizing?

    Review Types of Conflict

    Tuesday 9/14/21

    Hatchet lesson 15 - look for Theme in Hatchet

    study for Chapter 5-10 test using study guide

    Wednesday 9/15/21

    Hatchet Chapters 5-10 Test

    Thursday 9/16/21

    Hatchet lesson 16 - Read Chapters 11 & 12

    Find text evidence for Brian becoming confident in survivng

    Friday 9/17/21

     Hatchet lesson 17 - Read Chapters 13 & 14

     What's changed for Brian? 

     What mistakes has he made and lessons did he learn?

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  • Monday 9-6-21

       NO SCHOOL

    Tuesday 9-7-21

        Hatchet lesson 10 

        Read Chapters 6 - Chapter 7 where it says, "For now he has...

    Wednesday 9-8-21

       Hatchet lesson 11

       Finish reading Chapter 7 from "For now he had.." - Ch. 8

       Write a blurb (story synopsis like on the back of a book) for Chapters 6-8  

    Thursday 9-9-21 

       Hatchet lesson 12 - Look for evidence about Brian's belief about survival

    Friday 9-10-21

        Hatchet lesson 13 - POV (Point of View)

        Write a scene from Hatchet in 1st person POV 

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  • Click on the blackboard page to discover basic plans of your student's work week.  Students can access full lessons on their Canvas page!

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  • Monday - Lesson on Character Traits and Characterization

    Tuesday - Write Tools Folder and sample writing for future reference

    Wednesday - Hatchet lesson 1 (Summarization/Characterization)

    Thursday - our 1st Cold Read Task

    Friday - Hatchet lesson 2 (describing Brian)

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