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Week of October 16 (AKA Conference Week)

This week in Reading…

You will read Hunger Games chapters 16-17.  Then you will illustrate a visualization of a scene of your choice from the novel.

There is no homework, but if you don’t finish your visualization by the end of class on Friday, you may need to finish it over the weekend.

This week in Language Arts…

You are drafting your personal narrative.  We started a hand-written draft today and will continue that tomorrow.  Beginning Wednesday we will have computer access and will begin typing and continuing your first draft on the computer.

There is no homework this week.

October 12, 2017

This week in Reading…

You have continued the Hunger Games. In class we have read through chapter 15. You are also completing the Quarter 1 County Touchstone Assessment.

There is no homework.

This week in Language Arts…

You are working through the pre-writing process for your personal narrative.  We are spending a good bit of time recognizing the beginning, middle, and end of a narrative, and you wrote two different beginnings for your own personal narrative.

There is no homework.

October 6, 2017

Today in Reading…

You explored the Feeding America website and completed a “3, 2, 1” exit ticket.

3- things you learned from the site that you hadn’t already read, heard, learned from other sources we have used for research.

2 questions you had about the information on the site

1 thing you would do if you were “in charge” to improve the situation

There is no homework tonight.

Today in Language Arts…

You worked on your personal narrative “memory map”.

There is no homework tonight.

October 5, 2017

Today in Reading…

Your groups shared what they learned in their assigned article about hunger. We discussed, and then you read chapter 11 in Hunger Games.

Tonight for homework…

If you didn’t finish chapter 11, you should have checked out a book to finish that chapter tonight. If you forgot to check out a book, come see me during homeroom so you can finish it then.

Today in Language Arts…

We worked on pages 37-38, developing the beginning, middle, and end events of your personal narrative and beginning your memory map.

There is no homework tonight.

October 3-4

This week in Reading…

You have bees assigned an informational article about hunger in the United States.  You responded to the article independently and then discussed the article with other students assigned to the same text. Tomorrow you will report back to the class about what you learned.

We have also returned to the Hunger Games. Today we read chapter 10.

There is no homework tonight.

This week in Language Arts…

We have started the planning and pre-writing process for your personal narrative (pages 36-38).

There is no homework tonight.

September 22, 2017

Today in Reading…

We finished “A Place at the Table”.  I hope that you feel like you have a solid foundation of understanding of the issue, so that when we return in October you will be ready for a more in depth study.

Over the break, READ!

 

Today in Language Arts…

We practiced working with vivid verbs. You were assigned a children’s story in which you highlighted the verbs and replaced them with more precise, vivid verbs.

There is no homework.

September 20, 2017

Today in Reading…

We began watching and discussed “A Place at the Table”.

There is no homework tonight.

Today in Language Arts…

You worked with your partner to highlight the effectiveness of one of the personal narratives that we have read so far in class.

There is no homework tonight.

September 18, 2017

Today in Reading…

You began your exploration into the issue of hunger in the United States.

There is no homework tonight.

 

Today in Language Arts…

You continued your “close” read of “The Jacket” and independently answered comprehension questions.

There is no homework.