September 19

Tues Sept 19

PARENTS: Students were to receive a performing arts permission form today in homeroom. Please be sure to sign and return this before Friday, Sept 22.

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Complete Activator #6: Create one of your own similes and one metaphor.

2nd Read of “The Jacket” on pages 30-32 as a class while listening to the text for answers questions 1-5 on page 32-33.

Answer questions 1-5 independently

Homework – None

Block 3 AC LA

Complete Activator #7: Think of an article of clothing that you remember because you especially liked or disliked it. In 7 or more sentences, describe your article of clothing. Remember to use descriptive words to capture the image you are trying to portray and a simile or metaphor to make a comparison.

Complete a 2nd read of “The Jacket” on pages 30-32 as a class while listening and looking for a specific item. I assigned each student randomly to look for sensory language, similes, metaphors, and vivid verbs. This will be used in tomorrow’s class.

Homework – None

September 18

Mon Sept 18

PARENTS: Students were to receive a performing arts permission form today in homeroom. Please be sure to sign and return this before Friday, Sept 22.

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Complete the Short Cycle Assessment on the 3 stories we have read.

Read “The Jacket” on pages 30-32 independently while annotating the text as described in the “Setting a Purpose for Reading” section on page 30.

Homework – None

Block 3 AC LA

Complete Activator #6: Create one of your own similes and one metaphor.

Using the glossary in the textbook, add and define the following vocabulary to your Unit 1 List: figurative language, simile, metaphor, sensory language, personification

Read “The Jacket” on pages 30-32 independently while annotating the text as described in the “Setting a Purpose for Reading” section on page 30.

Homework – None

September 15

Fri Sept 15

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Finish going over as a class pages 28-29 in the textbook.

Complete the first half of worksheet “Recognizing Fragments” worksheet as a class.

Complete the second half of the worksheet individually and turn it in to me.

Using the glossary in the textbook, add and define the following vocabulary to your Unit 1 List: figurative language, simile, metaphor, sensory language, personification

Homework – None

Block 3 AC LA

Turn in the worksheet “Recognizing Fragments.”

Complete the Narrative Writing Prompt listed on page 27 in the textbook. This should be a story about an incident in your life. Include setting, conflict, characters, dialogue, and feelings as we have been identifying these in the stories we have read.

Homework – Finish the Narrative Writing Prompt if not completed in class.

September 14

Thurs Sept 14

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Complete Activator #5: Write 3 sentences with a reflexive pronoun in each one. Be sure each sentence uses a different reflexive pronoun. Underline the reflexive pronoun in each sentence. Circle the noun or pronoun that the reflexive refers to in each sentence.

As a class we went over and completed pages 28-29 in the textbook.

Homework – None

Block 3 AC LA

Complete Activator #5: Write 3 sentences with a reflexive pronoun in each one. Be sure each sentence uses a different reflexive pronoun. Underline the reflexive pronoun in each sentence. Circle the noun or pronoun that the reflexive refers to in each sentence.

Finish going over sentence fragments on pages 28-29 in the textbook.

Begin working on the worksheet “Recognizing Fragments.”

Homework – Complete the worksheet “Recognizing Fragments”if not completed in class.

September 13

Wed Sept 13

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

As a class, we finished the notes and reviewed the difference between reflexive and intensive.

Complete a practice sheet on Reflexive and Intensive pronouns individually. Then we went over this in class and students were told to correct their papers.

Homework – None

Block 3 AC LA

As a class, we finished the notes and reviewed the difference between reflexive and intensive.

Complete a practice sheet on Reflexive and Intensive pronouns individually. Then we went over this in class and students were told to correct their papers.

We began going over sentence fragments on pages 28-29 in the textbook.

Homework – None

September 7

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Students were allowed 20 min to finish their Quickwrite on the story “Flipped.” This meant they were given 2 1/2 class periods to complete it.

Using pages 26-27 in the textbook, the class discussed the difference between subjective, objective, and possessive pronouns.

Homework: Complete the worksheet titled “Pronoun Practice.” Please note that sentence #2 and #7 have 2 pronouns in each, and sentence #3 has 4 pronouns in it.

Block 3 AC LA

Students copied notes in their composition book on reflexive and intensive pronouns. These are also described on page 20 in the textbook.

As a class we found examples of reflexive pronouns in the story “Flipped” on pages 19-23. (I will give bonus PBIS points to the first 5 students that message me through the online text with where an intensive pronoun can be found in the story.)

Using pages 26-27, we discussed the differences between subjective, objective, and possessive pronouns.

Homework: On a sheet of notebook paper, write an example sentence for each type of pronoun discussed today: subjective, objective, possessive, reflexive, and intensive.

September 6

Wed Sept 6

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Students were allowed to finish their Quickwrite on the story “Flipped,” from yesterday’s class.

Then students were given a checklist to guide them through editing their papers.

Students were to finally write a new, clean final copy on a new sheet of paper.

Homework: None (Students will be allowed to finish their quickwrite in class tomorrow.)

Block 3 AC LA

Students finished their Quickwrite if not completed in class yesterday. All students were encouraged to re-read their paper even if they said they finished yesterday.

Homework: None

August 31

Thurs Aug 31

All Blocks:

Read “Flipped” on pages 19-23, for a 2nd time, to check for any other markings for evidence of characterization.

Then complete questions 1-4 on page 23-24 individually.

Homework for 1, 2, 4, and 5: None

Homework for Block 3: Finish questions 1-4 on pages 23-24 if not completed in class.