Week of Nov 27th
Mon--Rough drafts returned; begin final copy of Unit 1 essay
Tues--Finish essay and clean out binder
Wed--Assign unit readers and novels; essays due by 3:15
Thurs--Tell Tale Heart Lesson 1
Week of Nov 13
Monday--Students will finish up Section 7 with a group activity and powerpoint.
Tuesday--Students will complete a reading strategy UNRAVEL
Wednesday--Students will begin prewriting for the Unit ! essay. Section 8 Lesson 30
Thursday--Students will write a first draft of the essay. (Lesson 31)
Friday--Students will look over example responses and make any needed revisions to their rough drafts.
Week of Oct 30
Mon--Lesson 25-group summary and discussion
Tues--Lesson 25--theme and evidence page
Wed Lesson 26--read Chp 13 excerpt
Thurs--Finish Lesson 26
Fri--Lesson 27 Compare text structures
Week of October 23:
Mon--Students will write a progress report from a different pov--Lesson 21
Tues--Students will read a progress report and answer questions about it--Lesson 22.
Wed--Students will read a progress report and write about it. Lesson 23
Thurs and Fri--Students will finish reading Flowers for Algernon and note changes in Charlie throughout--Lesson 24
Week of Oct 16-20
Mon--Review Section 4-5
Tues--SLT Pretest assignment
Wed--Flowers for Algernon Section 4 and 5 Test
Thurs--Half day (Homecoming) --Grammar game
Fri--Letter to Charlie
Week of OCT 10-13
Tues--Finish Lesson 18; Constructive response finished and typed. (Rough and final copy due Wednesday in class.)
Wed--Lesson 19 begins
Thurs--finish Lesson 19
Week of Oct 2nd
Mon--Begin Lesson 17; reading an excerpt of Frankenstein
Tues--Finish Lesson 17--summarize excerpt
Wed--Begin Lesson 18
WEEK OF SEPT 25TH
MON--Lesson 14: work on irony tracker worksheet
Tues--Lesson 15: Socratic Seminar
Wed--Lesson 16 : add to before and after surgery notes and irony tracker
Thurs--Lesson 17: summarize excerpt of Frankenstein
FRI--Make up day; finish lesson 17
Mon--Finish and review Section 3
Tues--Section 2-3 Quiz (open note)
Week of September 11th
Monday--Lesson 6, students will read and analyze vocabulary of an article
Tuesday--Lesson 7; students will continue to read an article and answer questions
Wednesday--Lesson 7; class will continue to work with the article and discuss
Thursday--Lesson 8; students will analyze an argument and find evidence to support the different sides
Friday--Graded bellringer assignment
Week of September 5th
Tues-Section 1 Test Review
Wed-Section 1 Test
Thurs-Constructed Response on theme of the "Story of Prometheus" Due
Fri-Lesson 5--Begin reading "Flowers for Algernon," answer questions about the beginning of the story and about Charlie.
Week of August 28th
Open House will take place at 6 pm, Tuesday, August 29th.
Mon--finish Lesson 2; open note quiz
Tues--Lesson 3, working with vocabulary
Wed--finish Lesson 3
Fri--Finish lesson 4; review
Monday--Section 6 Lesson 21--write a progress report
Tues--Lesson 22--read progress report and answer questions to show understanding
Wed--Lesson 23--read progress report and answer essay questions
Thurs--Section 7 Lesson 24Finish reading story and add to the before/after surgery chart
FRI--AR Book Project due; take an AR test; work on computers
Mon-Lesson 36:Class Discussions in preparation for the extension research task
Tues-Begin research task. Discuss the two types of intelligences they will research. Begin taking notes.
Wed-Continue taking notes for research; record sources; begin powerpoint
Thurs-Create powerpoint with research info and submit
Fri-Unit 1 Cold Read
CWT for Unit 1
Mon-Discuss prompt and introduction. Begin outline.
Tues-finish outlining essay; begin rough draft
Wed-write rough draft
Thurs-add transitions; revise essay
Fri-type and submit essay; turn in outline and rough draft when everything is complete
Everything for the CWT must be turned in no later than Monday, Oct 31.
Lesson 26- Students read an excerpt from Chapter 13 of Frankenstein and then work in pairs to select a quotation that reveals aspects of both the monster and Charlie.
Lesson 27-Students reread an excerpt from Chapter 13 of Frankenstein and work in pairs to explain how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning or theme.
Lesson 28- Students prepare for a Socratic seminar by comparing and contrasting the myths of Prometheus and Pandora, excerpts from Frankenstein, and “Flowers for Algernon.”
Lesson 29-Students engage in a Socratic seminar to discuss whether Keyes draws on traditional stories to tell a hopeful story or a cautionary tale.
Monday--Lesson 11 Students will read progress reports 4-11 and look for differences in Charlie before and after surgery.
Tues and Wed--(ELA teachers will be out for professional development.) Students will answer questions on Lesson 11 and work on Lesson 12
Thurs--Review lessons 11 and 12
Fri--Lesson 13: Students will prepare for a Socratic seminar
Tues--Library hour; finish iReady diagnostic
Wed-Section 3 Lesson 9: writing about Charlie and the suitability of the tests
Thur-Section 3 Lesson 10--Revising and working with a partner (Paragraph will be graded)
Fri--review Section 3 and quiz
Monday--Review Lesson 3; Begin Lesson 4 (Vocab quiz will be Tuesday afternoon)
Tuesday--Lesson 4 and vocabulary quiz
Wednesday--Review Section 1; class discussion/quiz grade for Section 1
Thursday--Section 2 Lesson 5
**Dates may be pushed back a little due to AC issues, etc.
- August 15-19
- Monday: Prewriting and begin writing a personal introductory essay. (Students will have a handout and can find info on Canvas)
- Tuesday: Continue working on introductory assignment
- Wed: Unit 1 Lesson 1
- Thurs: Lesson 2
- Fri: Lesson 3
Mon--Chapter 4; workbook pages and bellringers continued
Tues--Chp 5; workbook pages and bellringers continued
Wed--Chp 6 and 7; workbook pages and bellringers cont.
Thurs--finish all workbook pages and bellringer assignments
Fri==test on the novel
Monday--Test prep; testing tips
Tues-Thurs--Book projects; reading
Fri-workbook pages on Call of the Wild
**Classroom time and activities will be limited due to testing.
Monday--Lesson 3: Reading Chapter 1 of Call of the Wild; Choices Project activity
Tuesday--Lesson 4: Finishing up Chapter 1; wkbk pg 246
Wednesday--Review section 1 and quiz
Thursday--Test prep day; activities on Canvas
Monday--Lesson 39-40: Students will finish research task and create a presentation.
Tuesday-Lesson 41: Students will present research to class; Unit 3 Cold Read task.
Wednesday-Unit 4 introduction
Thursday--Lesson 1: Begin reading "CALL OF THE WILD"
Friday--Lesson 2: Characterize Buck from the book
Monday-Lesson 33: Students will type and submit the final draft of their essays.
Tuesday-Lesson 34: Students will watch a video about source evaluation and begin brainstorming research topics.
Wednesday-Lesson 35: Students will begin the extension task, researching an issue.
Thursday-Lesson 36: Students will continue to research for the extension task.
Friday-Lesson 37: Students continue research for the extension task and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of different mediums.
This week we will be working on the Unit 3 Essay. Prewriting and rough drafts will be on paper. Final copy will be typed and sent on computers.
March 21--Final quiz for novel
March 22-Lesson 30: Preparing for unit 3 essay
March 23-Lesson 31: writing a rough draft
March 24-Finishing Lesson 31 writing the rough draft
March 25: Lesson 32/33: revising and typing a final copy
Students will continue to work on test prep for a part of the block.
Inservice Monday; test prep for half of block begins
Tuesday-Section 5 quiz; all bellringers should be completed by the end of the day
Wednesday--Lesson 27: Literature circles discuss novels
Thursday--Lesson 28:Literature circles finish work/discussion; students should finish reading novel and taking notes in reading logs by this day
Friday--Library visit; Lesson 29; quiz on novel
**Nine weeks ends this week
Monday--Lesson 22: Students will reread "Tell Tale Heart" and answer questions about the story.
Tuesday--Lesson 23: Students will review questions and complete workbook pages 161-162.
Wednesday--Lesson 24: After analyzing the narrator, students will look at how the story would change from a different perspective.
Thursday--Lesson 25: Students will write about how the story would be different from another perspective.
Friday--Lesson 26: Students will share their different perspectives of Tell Tale Heart.
**Students should have 18 bellringer activities done by Tuesday, March 15th.
Thursday--Lesson 20: Students will examine vocabulary and read "Tell -Tale Heart"; then they will complete pg 158-159 in the workbook.
Friday--Lesson 21: Students will Reread the story and complete workbook pg 160.
**Students will be continuing to read the Unit 3 independent novel assignment.
Monday--Novel reading check; Finish Lesson 15, reading "Ransom of Red Chief", defining words, answering questions
Tuesday--Progress Reports go home; Lesson 16 Cold Read on "Ransom of Red Chief"
Wednesday--Book Fair visit; Lesson 17 Cold Read Writing Task
Thursday--Lesson 18 Review narrative point of view; begin Lesson 19
Friday--Lesson 19 rewriting a scene from the story from a different perspective
Mon--Book projects due and Lesson 12 (Students will work in groups to discuss novels.)
Tues--Finish Lesson 12 and Lesson 13 (Students will finish work on novel and discuss it in groups.)
Wed--Review Unit 3 Section 3 and take quiz
Thurs--Lesson 14 (Students will read "The Ransom of Red Chief")
Fri--Lesson 15 (Students will summarize "The Ransom of Red Chief"
**Students will continue working on bellringers and reading and taking notes through page 82 in our novels.
Monday--Reading Check for novel; Finish Unit 3 Lesson 7 and work on Lesson 8
Tuesday--Finish Lesson 8 and review for Section 2 quiz
Wednesday--Section 2 Quiz; read novels
Jan 31-Feb 4
Students have been working on Unit 3. We're reading "Allegory of a Cave" and studying unit questions and vocabulary. Students have also received the novel for our novel study. Kids will read 25 pages a week and take notes in a reading log.
Progress Reports went home on Wednesday, Feb 2.
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