Mon--Tell Tale review
Tues--Tell Tale test
Wed--Begin Section 6; unit questions on Unit 3 texts
Thurs--Discuss with partner; answer unit questions
Fri--Novel work due for a grade; make up work time or read AR
Mon-Lesson 15; discuss and summarize story; work on novel
Tues--Lesson 16; practice cold read
Wed--Lesson 17; iReady
Thurs--Lesson 18; work on novel
Fri--Lesson 19; novel work
Thurs--reading check on novel; begin lesson 14
Fri--Finish lesson 14
2/13--Finish Lesson 9; work on novel
2/14 Lesson 10 and novel
2/15 Lesson 11 article and then work on novel
2/16 Lesson 12 prepare for seminar
2/17 Seminar for grade
Feb 6--Read "Allegory of a Cave" and prepare for class discussion
Feb 7--Discuss meaning and purpose of story and answer Lesson 7 questions on Canvas
Feb 8--Evaluate different mediums; IReady
Feb 9--Quiz Unit 3 Section 2
Feb 10--Lesson 9; continue working with novel
Mon--Read "Allegory of a Cave" Part I; quiz on novel through pg 32
Tues--Finish Lesson 4; summarize Part I of "Allegory of a Cave"
Wed--Lesson 5; continue reading novel; iReady
Thurs--Lesson 6; students will define vocabulary terms and read part II of "Allegory of a Cave"
Fri--Answer questions about story; continue reading novel
Mon--clear binder; Intro to Unit 3
Tues--Finish Lesson 1; begin novel
Wed--Lesson 2; continue novel
Thurs--Finish Lesson 2; begin Lesson 3
Fri--Continue reading novel
Tuesday--finish essays; all parts of essay due; turn in unit 2 book
Wednesday--Read and analyze a poem
Thursday--Unit 2 Cold Read
Friday--Unit 2 finish cold read
Monday--Interim testing for the district; finish reading part 4
Tuesday--Review Part 4; begin prewriting for essay
Wednesday--Prewriting and Rough draft; iReady
Thursday--Library visit; finish rough draft
Friday--Revise rough draft; type final copy
**Prewriting and rough draft should be turned in on loose leaf no later than Tuesday, Jan 17th. Final copy should be typed ad submitted to me by that date as well.
Jan 3--Review rules; discuss end of 9 weeks; review section 5 and finish chart
Jan 4--Cold Read on Part 4 of book
Jan 5--Cold Read Essay on Part 4 of book; book projects for 2nd 9 weeks due
Jan 6--Continue reading Part 4 pg 108-126
Monday--Review Part 3 of Sugar; finish notes and reading log questions
Tuesday--Open note quiz
Wednesday-Begin Section 5 Lesson 15
Thursday-Continue Section 5 Lesson 16
Friday--Continue Section 5
Mon--Finish Lesson 11 (Section 3); update timeline
Tues--Open note quiz; Begin Section 4 Lesson 12
Thurs and Fri--IReady diagnostic; finish reading Part 3 (pg 92-end of chapter)
Monday--We will review Lessons 6 and 7
Tuesday--We will make a timeline of events covered in Sugar changed the World; Lesson 9
Wednesday-Read Part II. Finish Lesson 9-Unit 2 Section 3
Thursday--Continue Part II; Lesson 10
Friday--Lesson 11-continue with Section 3;iReady lesson
Mon-Review Section 1
Tues-Begin reading Sugar Changed the World; start timeline
Wed-Continue Unit 2 Section 2
Thurs-Reading and answering questions in reading log
Fri--Finish section; iReady
Mon-Intro to Unit 2
Wed-Read, summarize, and answer questions about poem "Sugar Cane"
Thurs-Continue work on Section 1; answering reading log questions
This week we will be writing the Unit 1 essay.
Mon-prompt; outline and introduction
Tues-outline body paragraphs
Thurs-add transitions, highlight requirements, revise
Fri--type final draft
Outline, rough draft, and final copy must be turned in no later than OCT 31
Thurs--Library time; finish Lesson 28
Fri-Lesson 29 Seminar
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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