W E L C O M E

  • Week of 9/27/21

    Monday: Review day in preparation for Section 5 Quiz

    Tuesday: Section 5 Quiz & Lesson 21- Students work collaboratively to write a new progress report which reveals additional aspects of a character and/or propels the action of the story.

    Wednesday: Lesson 21- Students work collaboratively to write a new progress report which reveals additional aspects of a character and/or propels the action of the story.

    Thursday: Lesson 22- Students read a progress report from “Flowers for Algernon” independently and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of the text. (Multiple Choice Questions)--GRADED

    Friday: Lesson 23- Students continue to read a progress report from “Flowers for Algernon” independently and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of the text. (Essay Questions)--GRADED

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  • Week of 9/20/21

    MondayLesson 15- (Links to an external site.)Students engage in a Socratic seminar to discuss how the surgery changes Charlie.

           Homework: Read chapter 4 of Frankenstein in your Unit Reader. Circle unfamililar words and replace them with a synonym. Write a one word summary in the margins for each paragraph.

    Tuesday: Section 4 Quiz & Lesson 16- (Links to an external site.)Students continue reading “Flowers for Algernon” and continue filling out the Before and After Surgery chart and the Irony Tracker.

    Wednesday: Lesson 17- (Links to an external site.)Students read an excerpt from Chapter 4 of Frankenstein. They ask questions about excerpt and write a brief summary. Lesson 18- (Links to an external site.)Students reread the excerpt from Chapter 4 of Frankenstein and analyze its language by categorizing words and phrases into knowledge/learning, time/movement, or emotions/motivations.

    Thursday: Lesson 19- (Links to an external site.) Students analyze the language of the excerpt from Frankenstein to determine how it contributes to the meaning and tone of the passage. They also use the language as models for their own writing.

    Friday: Lesson 20- (Links to an external site.) Students compare and contrast the structure of “Flowers for Algernon” and the excerpt from Frankenstein to determine how each contributes to similar meanings.

    **Literary Terms Quiz on Friday**

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  • Week of 9/7/21

    Tuesday: Lesson 9- (Links to an external site.)Students locate evidence to support a claim they’re making about the usefulness of the projective tests used on Charlie. They engage in a discussion and then write the first draft of a response.

    Wednesday: Lesson 10- (Links to an external site.) Students use information gained from “What's in an Inkblot? Some Say, Not Much” to develop and defend a claim about “Flowers for Algernon.” They work with peers to revise their written responses.

    Thursday: Review Day!!

    Friday: Section 2-3 Quiz

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  • Monday: Section 1 Quiz (lessons 1-4)

     

    Weekly Lessons (8/30)

    Monday: Lesson 5-  (Links to an external site.)Students read the first three progress reports of “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes. Students will analyze Charlie’s character based on the content and structure of the text.

    Tuesday: Lesson 6- (Links to an external site.) Students read “What's in an Inkblot? Some Say, Not Much” and analyze the academic vocabulary.

    Wednesday: Lesson 7- (Links to an external site.)Students reread “What's in an Inkblot? Some Say, Not Much” to understand the controversy surrounding the use of projective tests.

    Thursday: Lesson 8- (Links to an external site.) Students reread “What's in an Inkblot? Some Say, Not Much” and analyze the argument to determine a central idea and then develop written claims.

    Friday: Lesson 9- (Links to an external site.)Students locate evidence to support a claim they’re making about the usefulness of the projective tests used on Charlie. They engage in a discussion and then write the first draft of a response.

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  • Weekly Plan (8/23):

    Lesson 1 (Links to an external site.)Students summarize "The Story of Prometheus." 

    Lesson 2 (Links to an external site.)Students revise their summaries of "The Story of Prometheus" to incorporate grade level sentence constructions. 

    Lesson 3 (Links to an external site.)Students reread "The Story of Prometheus" and work with the language to analyze how the author’s word choice impacts tone and meaning. 

    Lesson 4 (Links to an external site.)Students engage in a discussion about “The Story of Prometheus” to demonstrate understanding of the text and write a thematic analysis paragraph. 

    Group Presentation- Students will create a power point slide show and present it to the class to demonstrate their understanding of the section. 

    Section Quiz- Students will complete the Learnzillion Section Quiz as a class seminar.

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  • Parents!

    I can't wait to get to know each of your impressive kiddos this school year! Even though we face uncertain challenges, I am confident that students will continue to surprise us and thrive in the classroom.

     

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