Week of September 17-21

Monday: read “All Summer in a Day”; annotate using a graphic organizer

HW: reading log due 10/5 (300 mins.), Unit 3 voc test Friday, 9/21

Tuesday: LEAP…answer questions about “All Summer in a Day”

HW: reading log due 10/5 (300 mins.), Unit 3 voc test Friday, 9/21

Wednesday: complete “All Summer in a Day” Leap

HW: reading log due 10/5 (300 mins.), Unit 3 voc test Friday, 9/21

Thursday: review Unit 1 concepts

HW: reading log due 10/5 (300 mins.), Unit 3 voc test Friday, 9/21

Friday: Unit 3 voc test

HW: Have a great Fall Break!!!

 

Week of September 10-14

Monday: review Mood/Tone; read “On the Sidewalk Bleeding” & answer questions

HW: reading log due 9/14 (300 mins.); Unit 1 study guide due 9/13 & test 9/14; Unit 3 Vocabulary due 9/14 & test 9/21; Point of View Final Draft due 9/11

Tuesday: Figurative Language

HW: reading log due 9/14 (300 mins.); Unit 1 study guide due 9/13 & test 9/14; Unit 3 Vocabulary due 9/14 & test 9/21

Wednesday: Figurative Language; “All Summer in a Day”

HW: reading log due 9/14 (300 mins.); Unit 1 study guide due 9/13 & test 9/14; Unit 3 Vocabulary due 9/14 & test 9/21

Thursday: read “All Summer in a Day”

HW: reading log due 9/14 (300 mins.); Unit 1  test 9/14; Unit 3 Vocabulary due 9/14 & test 9/21

Friday: Unit 1 Test (reading log due & Unit 3 vocabulary due)

Week of September 4-7

Tuesday: Point of View Narrative Rough Draft

HW: reading logs due 9/14 (300 mins. total), ELA binder check 9/6, Rough Draft due 9/6

Wednesday: Point of View Narrative Rough Draft

HW: reading logs due 9/14 (300 mins. total), ELA binder check 9/6, Rough Draft due 9/6, get progress report signed

Thursday: Editing Stations

HW: reading logs due 9/14 (300 mins. total), return signed progress report, write final draft of Point of View narrative

Friday: Mood/Tone/Theme

HW: reading logs due 9/14

Week of August 27-31

Monday: Mini touchstone/Point of View

HW: reading log (300 mins)due 8/31, unit 2 voc test 8/31, Review for voc Unit 2 Voc

Tuesday: Dead Words

HW: reading log (300 mins)due 8/31, unit 2 voc test 8/31 Unit 2 Voc

Wednesday: Rules of Dialogue (Early Release Day)

HW: reading log (300 mins)due 8/31, unit 2 voc test 8/31 Unit 2 voc

Thursday: Graphic Organizer for Narrative Assessment

HW: reading log (300 mins)due 8/31, unit 2 voc test 8/31 Unit 2 Voc

Friday: Narrative Writing Assessment

 

 

Week of August 20-24

Important Homeroom Info: Well, I goofed, and I apologize…I forgot to send two important notes home yesterday. School pictures are Friday, August 24. No need to send money…you will receive a proof in 3-4 weeks. Next, (and probably the most important to the kiddos) there will be a school dance on Friday, August 24 from 4:30-6:00. Admission is $10 if the student is not currently a PTSA member. I will give out the permission slip Tuesday, and it is due WEDNESDAY. Again, sorry for that!

 

Monday: RI Testing

HW: Reading Log due 8/31 (300 mins.), Unit 2 vocab due 8/24 & test 8/31, Summer Work due 8/23 (if you need more time let me know), Narrative rough draft due 8/22 (I told them 8/21, but I wanted to give them an extra day).

Tuesday: Rd. “Icarus” and complete a plot chart

HW: Reading Log due 8/31 (300 mins.), Unit 2 vocab due 8/24 & test 8/31, Summer Work due 8/23 (if you need more time let me know), Narrative rough draft due 8/22

Wednesday: Characterization

HW: Reading Log due 8/31 (300 mins.), Unit 2 vocab due 8/24 & test 8/31, Summer Work due 8/23 (if you need more time let me know)

Thursday: Edit and Revise Narrative Rough Draft

HW: Reading Log due 8/31 (300 mins.), Unit 2 vocab due 8/24 & test 8/31

Friday: Edit/Revise/Publish Narrative

HW: Reading Log due 8/31 (300 mins.), Unit 2 vocab test 8/31

Week of August 13-17

Open House Tuesday, August 14 @ 7:00 PM

I look forward to seeing you Tuesday night. I have some important information to go over with you and answer any questions that you may have.

Monday: Point of View; Go over Vocabulary

HW: 5 sentences using voc. words due 8/16; Unit 1 voc. Test 8/17…use this link to help study the words and play some fun review games Unit 1 Voc Review ; Reading Log due 8/17; Summer Work due 8/23

Tuesday: Types of Conflict

HW: 5 sentences using voc. words due 8/16; Unit 1 voc. Test 8/17…use this link to help study the words and play some fun review games Unit 1 Voc Review ; Reading Log due 8/17; Summer Work due 8/23

Wednesday: Plot Structure

HW: 5 sentences using voc. words due 8/16; Unit 1 voc. Test 8/17…use this link to help study the words and play some fun review games Unit 1 Voc Review ; Reading Log due 8/17; Summer Work due 8/23

Thursday: Read “Daedalus and Icarus”

HW: Unit 1 voc. Test 8/17…use this link to help study the words and play some fun review games Unit 1 Voc Review ; Reading Log due 8/17; Summer Work due 8/23

Friday: Pull from a Hat Story; Vocabulary Quiz; Collect Reading Logs

HW: Summer Work due 8/23

Week of August 6-10

I had an amazing first week with the students! f you were not aware of the Summer reading requirement, you can check out the tab above called “Summer Reading Book List and Assignment”. Please note that students should choose one of the books to read and complete the written assignment. This is due by August 23 (Note: this date has been changed from 8/10 as many students told me they were not aware of a summer reading assignment). If you have any extenuating circumstances in regards to the summer reading assignment, please email Mrs. Claypool at [email protected]

Monday: Grammar Diagnostic

HW: Summer Work due 8/23, Reading Log due 8/17, Unit 1 voc. due 8/10 & Unit 1 voc. quiz is 8/17

Tuesday: Point of View

HW: Summer Work due 8/23, Reading Log due 8/17, Unit 1 voc. due 8/10 & Unit 1 voc. quiz is 8/17

Wednesday: Types of Conflict

HW: Summer Work due 8/23, Reading Log due 8/17, Unit 1 voc. due 8/10 & Unit 1 voc. quiz is 8/17

Thursday: Read & Discuss “Icarus”

HW: Summer Work due 8/23, Reading Log due 8/17, Unit 1 voc. due 8/10 & Unit 1 voc. quiz is 8/17

Friday: Visit the Griffin Media Center & Pull from a Hat Narrative writing

HW: Summer Work due 8/23, Reading Log due 8/17, Unit 1 voc. quiz is 8/17

Week of August 1-3

Welcome Back to School!

Students and Parents,

If you were not aware of the Summer reading requirement, you can check out the tab above called “Summer Reading Book List and Assignment”. Please note that students should choose one of the books to read and complete the written assignment. This is due by August 23 (Note: this date has been changed from 8/10 as many students told me they were not aware of a summer reading assignment). If you have any extenuating circumstances in regards to the summer reading assignment, please email Mrs. Claypool at [email protected]

Wednesday: Introductions….All classes received the syllabus and parent survey. Please return these completed forms by Friday. My homeroom received two additional forms (Family Info Guide and the Clinic card) which need to be returned no later than Friday. Thank you! Supplies for AC ELA: 1″ binder, 5 tab dividers, & notebook paper…due Monday 8/6.

Thursday: Classroom Expectations and Book Genres.

HW: signed forms due tomorrow. Summer reading assignment due 8/23. Supplies for AC ELA: 1″ binder, 5 tab dividers, & notebook paper…due Monday 8/6.

Friday: Learning Styles Inventory and Book Genres

HW: Summer reading assignment due 8/23. Supplies for AC ELA: 1″ binder, 5 tab dividers, & notebook paper…due Monday 8/6.