April 16-20

Monday and Tuesday- Due to schedules for Milestones all classes have not finished the film, remaining classes will finish the film “Paperclips”

Wednesday- Students will be placed in partner pairs for the remainder of the unit. Pairs will be determined today. Students will receive a copy of the Symbols handout. Class discussion over symbols, mood and tone to follow. If time allows, students will begin working on their butterfly that honors a child who perished during the holocaust.

Thursday- Students will create a butterfly that honors a holocaust victim. Students will write a well structured paragraph about what their butterfly symbolizes and who it honors. This will be a classwork grade and will be displayed in class.

Friday- Students will work with their partner to analyze quotes “Light in the Darkness” in the Springboard text. Page 177 and 178 Activity 3.2. Participation Grade.

April 9-13

Monday- Milestones Review


Altered Schedule due to Milestone Testing

All classes will watch “Paperclips” during class


March 19-23

Monday- Finish grading “Bill Gates” article and Grammar Unit pretest. Begin grammar notes over adjectives, adverbs and phrases.

Tuesday- Complete Monday and Tuesday on journal sheet. Finalize grammar notes from Monday. Begin practice packet.

Wednesday- Wednesday Journal and then turn in journal sheet. Grade grammar practice packet. Ticket out the Door, if time allows.

Thursday– Learning Activity over adjectives, adverbs and phrases.

Friday- Introduction to Verbals- Notes given and class activity to follow.

March 12-16

Reminder- Quiz Wednesday over Sentence Structure

Monday- Graded sentence structure practice from Friday. Homework over clauses and sentence structure due tomorrow. Pretest and individualized practice sheets given-if you complete the extra practice sheets by Wednesday, you will get bonus points on quiz.

Tuesday- Grade homework. Review sentence structure. Reminder to complete your individualized practice sheets from pretest area of weakness. You will get bonus points. Find the answers here Pretest Results Practice Sheets

Wednesday– Quiz over clauses and sentence structure. Turn in graded bonus pretest practice sheets.

Thursday- Notes on the Types of Phrases

Friday– Finalize notes on Phrases

March 5-9

Monday-Wednesday: Finalize Argumentative Paper. Turn in for test grade on Wednesday. students took a pretest over sentence structure.

Thursday- Sentence Structure Notes with pictures “draw the sentence types”

Friday- Additional sentence structure notes and practice of skill. Quiz Wednesday, March 14th over sentence structure.


February 26-March 2

Students will be working in the computer lab all week on an in-class argumentative essay.

Monday– Welcome back. Students finalized their argumentative graphic organizer.

Tuesday- Save new file to office 365. Format draft. After getting graphic organizer approved, begin writing rough draft.

Wednesday- “Hang Up and Drive” argumentative writing example. Finalize rough draft. Evaluate research. Visit Cobb Digital Library to locate further information.

Thursday- A look inside introductory paragraph. Revise attention grabber, background information, and two-point thesis. Body paragraph revisions

Friday- Counterclaims, conclusions, and call to actions. A look at revising for a strong closing. *have source information complete. Monday we will create a Works Cited page and Print our essays.

February 12-16

Monday- Read “The Science of Distracted Driving” on page 153. Begin Writing to Sources: Argument on page 154.

Tuesday- Review over TLQC format. TLQC warm up-18r1yel Revise. Rewrite. Highlight. Blocks 3-5 turn in paragraph (blocks 6 and 7 paragraphs are homework). Today students turned in their topic choice for argumentative embedded assessment.

Wednesday- Page 155 “Debatable Claims.” Unit Partners assigned. Partners will work on answering questions on page 156. HOMEWORK: Printed out research due Friday- 2 sources to support claim

Thursday– “Conducting Effective Research” page 157 and 158.In class  activity 2.15, “How the Brain Reacts” pages 160-161

Friday- Research check (homework from Wednesday night). Posted agree and disagree information about topics. Graphic Organizer about your topic.

February 5-9

Monday- Quiz Wednesday over Ethos, Pathos, and Logos.  Class Notes EthosPathosLogos-18fcpeo

Finalize argumentative chart on page 147. Class discussion and notes over Ethos, Pathos, and Logos persuasive appeals.

Tuesday- Practice Ethos, Pathos, Logos. Class activity for accuracy. Study items that you missed in class. Quiz tomorrow.

Wednesday– Quiz over Ethos, Pathos and Logos.

Thursday- “Highlight Logos” see powerpoint for make-up lesson Text message powerpoint

Friday- “Sound Reasoning,” “Science Behind Distracted Driving,” and “Writing to Sources: Argument”