Monday, May 7, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class you read with your literature circle and should have turned in your group response to our question.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: None

Block 4: Today in class you started reading our last novel for the year and worked on your first “Question of the Day” – How did the author introduce the story? Did he/she give you lots of details and background information or were you just “plopped” down in the middle of the action?

HW 4: None

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: today in class you continued reading your novels with your literature circles. There will be a new question of the day tomorrow.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: None

Block 4: today those of you who had completed your magazines were able to view and discuss them with each other. Everyone else should have completed their magazines and turned them in or shared the link today.

HW 4: None

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class you read with your literature groups and finished the question of the day if you did not finish it yesterday.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: None

Block 4: Today in class you should have completed your magazines. I know some of you ran into some glitches, and I will allow you some extra time tomorrow.

HW 4: None

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class you read with your literature group. Many of you were able to start collaborating on the first question of the day.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: None

Block 4: Today in class you worked on finalizing your group magazines. Remember, all magazines must be completely finished by end of class tomorrow.

HW 4: None

Monday, April 30, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class we started our literature circles. You created rules for your groups and decided how you would read your book.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: None

Block 4: Today in class you worked on your magazines. The finalized magazines are due by the end of class on Wednesday.

HW 4: None

Friday, April 27, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class you took your final test over our novel. You also found out what group you are in for our literature circles.

HW 1, 2, 3, ,5: None

Block 4: Today in class we were in the computer lab for you to continue working on your magazines. We will have the laptops in class next week as well for continued group work!

HW 4: None

Thursday, April 26, 2018

PROGRESS REPORTS TOMORROW! Any student who has an average lower than 74 in my classes will receive a printed progress report to be signed by a parent.

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class we finished our novel. 🙂 Then we discussed the choices for our literature circles which will start Monday. You were given an opportunity to make test corrections for the last vocabulary test even though I went over the words/definitions/sentences with you and had you create a graphic organizer, we discussed the words as we came across them in the novel, and I put the Power Point with the words/definitions/and EXACT sentences used on the test on my blog along with a quizlet to use as a study guide, You had the resources you needed to do well – your sole responsibility was to look over the words nightly! Your test corrections will add 50% of the points lost back to your overall grade ONLY IF IT IS SIGNED BY A PARENT.

We are having a final test (15 questions) over our novel tomorrow while it is fresh in our minds. I have created a 50 question quizlet that you may use to review. It is located in the Class Information Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5 section of this blog.

HW 1, 2, ,3 5: test corrections w/parent signature

Block 4: Today we were in the computer lab again for you to continue working on your 1940s magazines.

HW 4: None

 

 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

PROGRESS REPORTS WILL BE GIVEN ON FRIDAY. IF YOU HAVE MISSING WORK IT MUST BE TURNED IN TOMORROW.

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class we went to the media center and read chapter 31 in our novel.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: None – unless you did not turn in your book report! It is officially LATE

Block 4: Today in class we were in the computer lab again for you to work on your magazines with your group.

HW 4: None

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 3, 5: Today in class we read chapters 29-30 in our novel. Your vocabulary tests will be graded and entered by tomorrow afternoon. Remember your book reports are due tomorrow!

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: Book reports due tomorrow!

Block 4: Today we were in the computer lab for your groups to start researching and typing your articles for your magazines. We will be in the same lab through Friday.

HW 4: None

Friday, April 20, 2018

Blocks 1, 2, 5: Today in class you worked on a plot diagram with a partner for our novel.

Block 3: Today in class you continued reading our novel to catch up.

HW 1, 2, 3, 5: Part 3 vocabulary test on Monday. Book report due Wednesday. There is a quizlet on Monday (April 16) post.

Block 4: Today in class we watched video interviews with the Bird and with Louis. Then you chose a debate question and discussed with your group.

HW 4: None