December 10-14

Monday- Students were given time to work on their compare and contrast essay. In addition, all classes read in their class novel. (AC) to page 75 (OL) chapter 11

Tuesday- DELAYED ARRIVAL All classes worked on their compare and contrast writing pieces. They are due tomorrow. ** Socrative skills recovery given out today. Due Friday. Writing Support (OL use quote slide only) Writing an Introductory Paragraph-1g89h1h

Wednesday- Turn in compare and contrast writing. Read in class novels

Thursday– Read in class novels (AC) finish Part 2 (OL) chapters 14 and 15

Friday- Socrative recovery due. (AC) Class discussion and graphic organizer over “The Sieve and the Sand” (OL) Discuss/review chapters 11-15

December 3rd- 7th

Reminders- Novel test on Tuesday and Socrative Skills test on Friday

Monday- New warm-up sheet. (AC) comp questions due tomorrow for Part One (OL) Questions due tomorrow for chapters 1-10 Giver 1-10 Answers Study Questions-1x92hxl

Tuesday- Students will select an individualized review sheet to help them study for Friday’s Skill Test. All students will take an Open Book Test over their class novel. Comprehension questions due. *We will begin unpacking EA1 for Unit Two.

Wednesday– Wildcat Tutoring @8:15 am. In class, students will grade their review sheet and continue reading in their class novels.

Thursday- Finalize all warm-up writing entries. Read in class novel.

FridayALL 4 WARM-UP Pages Due today. Socrative Skills Test.

November 26-30

Students absent prior to the break. See me in homeroom for makeup work as needed.

The Giver Guiding Questions-17quaw0  

Monday- Weekly warm-up sheet. The 3,2,1 of reading (AC) pages 16-28 due Wednesday. ac Monday, November 26th-pxi513  Annotations due tomorrow 1-5, 6-11, 12-15 (OL) chapters 6 and 7 due Wednesday.  Monday, November 26th-1pz4t3r

Tuesday– Warm-up. Work session for all classes. 3, 2, 1 notes due tomorrow.

Wednesday- Warm-up. Discuss and turn in 3,2,1 notes for all classes. (AC) 29- 45 comp questions. (Ol) Chapter 8 together as a class.

Thursday- Warm-up. (AC) work session for 29-45; begin 46-65 (OL) chapters 9 and 10.** The Giver open book test moved to Tuesday, December 4th due to needing another day to finish chapter 10.

Friday- Socrative 1.7 (AC) work session. Open book test Tuesday, December 4th BETA STUDENTS WILL have time to work on questions for 29-65 in class on Monday. Hope you all are having a great time. (OL) Finalize chapter 10, answer comprehension questions for chapters 1-10. We will go over the questions on Monday. REMINDER: Open Book Test moved to Tuesday, December 4th.


November 12-16

ELA Wildcat Tutoring every Wednesday at 8:15

Monday- Weekly warm-up (AC) pages 1-15 comp check. Start Allusion activity. (OL) read and annotate chapter 3.

Tuesday-Tuesday warm-up:  CEI writing and Hetty Green Revisions.

Wednesday- Career Cruising with Dr. Hunt. If time allows, Imelda Marcos article

Thursday- Finalize warm-up revisions (AC) finalize Allusion activity and read F451 (AC) Chapters 4 and 5 in The Giver.

Friday- Socrative for a participation grade. Continue reading in class novels


November 5-9

Summative Grade Recovery Due Thursday, November 8th  Summative Grade Recovery-20lwg7p

Monday- *Quizzes code 275649 if you need extra practice for the Summative Grade Recovery.  (AC) Completed Warm-up, finalized “Best Book Ever” activity **Part One pages 1-28 Learning Activity next Monday (OL) Warm-up and novel review. HW: chapters 2-3 vocabulary due Wednesday.

Tuesday- Teacher Workday. No School

Wednesday- (AC) Warm-up, F451 Part One vocabulary, and reading goal to page 20. (OL) Warm-up, vocabulary “check”, and chapters 2 and 3 in The Giver.

Thursday-**Summative Grade Recovery due in all classes (AC) Warm-up, F451 to page 28. (OL) Warm-up, and The Giver chapter 4. HW: chapters 4 and 5 vocab due tomorrow for accuracy.

Friday- (AC) Socrative over warm-ups, Finalize and discuss F451 pages 1-28 (OL) Socrative over warm-ups, turn in Chapters 1-5 vocabulary, and read chapter 5. ** Open-book comp check on Monday over chapters 1-5.

October 29-November 2

Summative Test Over Warm-Ups This Friday, November 2nd 

Monday- Monday warm-up. (AC) F451 Introduction Comp questions. (OL) Finalize and turn in “The Great Debate”

Tuesday- Tuesday warm-up (AC) The Best Book Ever Discussion. Begin Part 1. (OL) Students will be issued a class copy of The Giver. We will begin reading Chapter 1 together

Wednesday- Wednesday words warm-up. Halloween Symbolism activity. No homework

Thursday- Thursday warm-up. (AC) Part 1 guided reading. (OL) Finalize chapter 1

Friday- Summative Assessment. Turn in all 4 warm-up sheets. If time allows, continue reading in class novels.

October 22-26

Monday– Warm-up (Review over week one and week two- subjects, prepositions, and parts-of-speech) Groups finalized Utopia Projects. All venn-diagram sheets due by tomorrow.

Tuesday- Warm-up Parts-of-speech practice. Socrative tomorrow. Take notes home.Turn in venn-diagram.

Wednesday– Socrative for a participation category grade. Warm-up reflection for narrowing down what to study. (AC) 451 group discussion topics. (OL) Begin improving topic sentences in writing. Students received a handout “A Chance to Complain” and “That One Gift”

Thursday- All classes reviewed top missed questions from Wednesday Socrative Session.  (AC) discussion over Thursday journal and F451 group topics. Assignment of 451 novels (OL) Finalize handout “A Chance to Complain” and “That One Gift”-due tomorrow for blocks 6 and 7. *study notes for Socrative tomorrow. Practice here Socrative Practice 10 25-1quw12f

Friday- Socrative Learning Activity. (AC) 451 Introduction discussion. (OL) Students will brainstorm support for argumentative topics that connect to The Giver. 


October 15-19

Schedule change due to Conference Week

October 8-12 (last week) warm-up sheet oct 8-12 Weekly Warm-Up-15irbi0

October 15-19 (this week) warm-up sheet oct 15-19 Weekly Warm Up-tdwx01

Monday and TuesdayDay One Daily Warm-Up. Students also worked on their Utopian Society project. Each student is responsible for his or her own task, but can get the help of their group members as often as needed. .

Wednesday and Thursday– Day Two Daily Warm-Up. Groups will also prepare for their final presentations.

Friday- Day Three Warm-Up. Review of skills. Utopian Society presentations.

October 1-5

Hope everyone had a great break! Narrative Essay due Thursday

Monday- Graphic Organizer due by the end of class. Computer Lab. Students began typing their narratives using Office 365 and Microsoft Word. Follow the directions below to work on your paper at home:

  • Go to the Durham Website
  • Click on Media Center
  • In the blue box, click on Office 365
  • Scroll down, click on the link for the screen-cast, and learn how to get to 365

Tuesday- Computer Lab. Type narrative. Add dialogue to paper. Homework– continue working on narrative final draft.

Wednesday– Last day for computer lab. Use writer’s checklist to make sure you have what you need. Homework Last night to work on Narrative Final Draft.** Please note that students have worked three days in class on their narratives, and they are doing well. I have talked with students today about limits. The narrative is intended to be min. 2 pages to max 6 pages. So many students have gone over this- it’s OK. I love writing too:) ALL students– time yourself for an hour max tonight. Finish up what you have left from the organizer. If it means cutting out a few non-essential steps of the journey, then do so. You can still have a great story without ALL 10 steps. In addition, try cutting back on some dialogue too- I only need a few examples to see what you can do. Remember, we will print in class tomorrow, or you can print at home tonight. I can’t wait to start reading them. See you tomorrow.

Thursday– Print and turn in Narrative Essay for Summative Test Grade. Begin taking Unit 1 Touchstones,

Friday- Finalize Unit 1 Touchstones.


September 17-21

Monday- Finalize and Review “The Odyssey” Re-read story in textbook or online text, if needed.

Tuesday- Open-book Learning Activity over “The Odyssey” and journal

Wednesday– Hero’s Journey -The Return- “Trolls” the movie ending. Fill out The Return on Hero’s Journey Chart.

Thursday- Narrative Essay Directions and Graphic Organizer handed out to students. Final in-class essay due October 4th.  Blocks 3, 4, and 5 turned in journals (Dunbar, Cave, and Odyssey choice)

Friday– Blocks 1 and 2  turned in journals (Dunbar, Cave, and Odyssey choice).  Students worked on completing the “Hero’s Journey Graphic Organizer.” Students had the entire class to work on planning their story. Attached are resources for the assignment. Narrative Writing Directions-1uka3yr     Heros Journey Archetype Chart-20uttda      Computer Lab Directions Typing Narrative-2fy9l4i There is no expectation of work over break. This is an in-class assignment. Some students really wanted to begin typing their story in Office 365 over break- that is fine with me- again that is optional. We will have 3 computer lab days upon return. Have a great break. NO official HW.

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