March 16

Fri March 16

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Finish reading chapters 22 & 23

Complete a reading log for chapters 20-23

Complete the worksheet on transitions (Don’t forget to create 2 sentences and write them down for #6, then #7, and so on for #6-#10 on the bottom of the sheet.)

Homework- Finish anything not completed in class.

Block 3 AC LA

Finish reading Chapters 20-23

Complete reading log for Chapters 20-21 and Chapters 22-23

Complete the worksheet on transitions (Don’t forget to create 2 sentences and write them down for #6, then #7, and so on for #6-#10 on the bottom of the sheet.)

Homework- Finish anything not completed in class.

March 14

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Complete the Persuasive Pretest

Complete the worksheet on figurative language

Homework- Finish the worksheet if not completed in class

Block 3 AC LA

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Complete the Persuasive Pretest

Complete the worksheet on figurative language

Homework- Finish the worksheet if not completed in class

March 13

Tues March 13

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Go over and discuss page 171 in the textbook

Read and mark the text of “Don’t Ban Peanuts” on pages 172-173 for directions in “Setting a Purpose” on page 172.

Homework- None

Block 3 AC LA

Go over the linking verbs and verb tenses worksheet

Complete Short Cycle 2.2-2.3 Assessment

Complete the chart on page 171 in the textbook

Homework- You should be done with reading logs through chapter 19

March 8

Thurs March 8

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Read aloud as a class Chapters 16-19

Complete one reading log for what was read today.

Homework- Finish both sides of the worksheet from Wednesday on Linking Verbs.

Block 3 AC LA

Read aloud as a class Chapters 16-19

Complete the Irregular Verbs II crossword puzzle worksheet.

Homework- Reading logs for chapters 16-19 are up on Office 365 ready for you to complete.

 

February 28

Wed Feb 28

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Check and go over the “Verb Tense Consistency Practice Sheet”

Read chapters 8 and 9 and complete the reading logs for those chapters.

Homework- Finish the reading logs for chapters 8 and 9 if not finished in class.

Block 3 AC LA

 

Turn in the worksheet “Verb Tense Consistency Practice Sheet.”

Continue reading and completing the reading logs for the novel.

Homework- Students are to be finished reading and completing reading logs through chapter 15 of Walk Two Moons by Friday, March 9th.

***Students are allowed to check a book out from me if they need to do s to catch up with the class.***

February 27

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Check Activator #4 in their composition book.

Discuss Verb Tenses on page 99 in the textbook and complete Practice at the bottom of the page as a group together.

Read chapter 7 and complete Reader’s Log 7 for it

Homework- Complete the worksheet “Verb Tense Consistency Practice Sheet.” Remember that you choose what tense to make the paragraph.

Block 3 AC LA

Watch video clip on Writing Commentary

Discuss Verb Tenses on page 99 in the textbook and complete the practice on that page as a class

Complete the worksheet “Verb Tense Consistency Practice Sheet.”

Homework- Finish the verb worksheet if you did not do so in class.

Students have been told that they must be through chapter 15 of the novel Walk Two Moons by Fri 3/9/18 for the next assessment on it. That is only 90 pages. In the class, 82% of the students have completed through chapter 7 (page 37) or further. This should be a reasonable amount for the students.

***Students are allowed to check a book out from me if they need to do s to catch up with the class.***

February 26

Mon Feb 26

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Students completed Activator #4 in their composition book.

After going over specific errors I’ve seen in some reading logs, students traded their reading logs with a partner. They were to read the logs and make sure that:

  1. the passage chosen matched the commentary written
  2. the passage includes the tag for dialogue or says who spoke the diialogue
  3. the commentary has at least 3 complete sentences
  4. the commentary was detailed and specific to this novel

Homework- Students need to have completed reading chapter 1-6 and the reading logs that coincide with them.

Block 3 AC LA

After I reminded and discussed with the class several issues I saw when grading their reading logs, students then logged into the computer and began reading the comments and grades for reading logs 1-5 on Office 365.

Students then continued reading and completing their Reader’s Logs on the novel Walk Two Moons.

Homework- No homework tonight unless a student did not complete chapters 1-5 and the reading logs for 1-5 yet (most have done this).

February 12

Mon Feb 12

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

As a class we discussed the 4 possible writing topics for the Response to Literature paper students will be writing at the end of the novel Walk Two Moons. They need to keep these in mind as they read the novel and complete their Reader’s Log. The Reader’s Log should help them write their paper after we finish the novel.

We Set up all the pages in our composition book for the Reader’s Logs. Each chapter has a page with a column for the chosen passage, the page number for the passage, and the student’s commentary.

Homework- None. Please be sure to have your composition book in class everyday and if you have your own copy of the novel, please bring it everyday as well.

Block 3 AC LA

Students were in the computer lab to continue reading and completing their Reader’s Logs on the novel Walk Two Moons. Students must be finished with chapters 1-5 before Wednesday’s class.

Homework- Students must have finished reading chapters 1-5 and the Reader’s Logs for 1-5 on the novel Walk Two Moons before class on Wednesday. Students will have a Quick Check (small quiz) over chapters 1-5 on Wednesday.

February 6

Tues Feb 6

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Students were in the lab again today to type their final copies of their short stories. Tomorrow is their last day in class for typing. If not finished tomorrow, it must be finished Friday at the latest on their own.

Homework- Finish typing your final copy of your short story by Friday. It must be turned in Friday, Feb 9th at the latest or it will be counted late.

ALSO, If you chose to buy a copy of the novel Walk Two Moons, bring it to class on Friday, Feb 9th.

Block 3 AC LA

Students began completing the “Preview the Novel” page in One Note

Homework- If you chose to purchase a copy of the novel Walk Two Moons, please bring it to class tomorrow.

February 5

Mon Feb 5

Block 1, 2, 4, & 5

Students were in the lab today to type their final copies of their short stories. They will continue to type in the lab tomorrow and Wednesday.

Homework- Finish typing your final copy of your short story. It must be turned in Friday, Feb 9th at the latest or it will be counted late.

ALSO, If you chose to buy a copy of the novel Walk Two Moons, bring it to class on Friday, Feb 9th.

Block 3 AC LA

Students completed all but the bottom row of the chart on page 97 for Activity 2.2 in the textbook. We will finish the last film clip and bottom row tomorrow in class.

Homework- If you chose to purchase a copy of the novel Walk Two Moons, please bring it to class tomorrow.