This Week in Language Arts: October 16 – 20, 2017!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts!  This week students will…

  • explain how the character in the poem, “The Man” and “Soldier Home After Losing His Leg in Afghanistan” exemplifies a hero.
  • Brainstorm about a challenge he/she has faced in their life
  • write an explanatory essay about a challenge he/she has faced that includes examples of specific things you did to overcome adversity.
  • Edit another student’s explanatory essay
  • write a final draft

HOMEWORK:

Read 30 minutes

Work not completed in class should be finished for homework.

This Week in Language Arts: October 9 ~ 13, 2017!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts!  This week, students will…

  • Analyze information from narrative texts on Unit 1 Post-test (multiple choice)
  • Analyze information from explanatory texts on Unit 2 Pre-test (multiple choice)
  • Write a constructed response on Unit 2 Pre-test
  • Read and paraphrase the poem, “A Man” (Springboard textbook pg. 64)
  • Answer reading comprehension questions for “A Man”
  • Analyze poem using TPCASTT strategy
  • write a paragraph summary of “A Man”
  • Read, “Soldier Home After Losing His Leg in Afghanistan” (Springboard text pg. 68)
  • Analyze text by answering questions

HOMEWORK:

Read 30 minutes

Reading Counts Quiz due Oct. 20, 2017

This Week in Language Arts: Oct. 2 ~ 6, 2017!

Welcome back to another week in Language Arts!  This week, students will…

  • write the Return stage of the Hero’s Journey rough draft (the final stage)
  • peer edit another student’s Hero’s Journey narrative
  • write or type the final draft of the independent Hero’s Journey narrative  (includes the Departure, the Initiation, and the Return) – due Thurs., Oct. 5
  • read and annotate, “from A Wrinkle in Time:  The Graphic Novel”
  • label the parts of the graphic novel (Reading Graphic Novel Terms – pg. 42)
  • answer the analysis questions which follow in the text

HOMEWORK:

Read 30 minutes (daily)

Work not completed in class, should be completed for homework

 

 

This Week in Language Arts: Sept. 18 ~ 22, 2017!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts!  This week, students will…

  • review and write notes on how to write dialogue
  • create sentences with different types of dialogue
  • read and annotate A Wrinkle in Time
  • highlight three different types of quotations (dialogue) in A Wrinkle in Time
  • identify The Return stages and heroic acts in A Wrinkle in Time
  • Analyze text (text-dependent questions)
  • Answer “Craft and Structure” and “Key Ideas” questions in text
  • Write The Departure stage of the Narrative Embedded Assessment (rough draft)
  • Write The Initiation stage of the Narrative Embedded Assessment (rough draft)

HOMEWORK:

  • Reading Counts Quiz #3 due FRIDAY, Sept, 22!
  • Read 30 minutes (daily)
  • Incomplete assignments should be finished for homework

This Week in Language Arts: Sept 11 ~ 15, 2017!

Welcome to a very, short week in Language Arts!  This week, students will…

  • present their section of The Odyssey to the rest of the class (vocabulary, heroic actions of the protagonist, stage of the Hero’s Journey, figurative language, and a paragraph summary)
  • write/highlight notes as other groups present their section of The Odyssey
  • create a timeline of events in The Odyssey
  • analyze a visual related to The Odyssey (mood, accuracy of reflection, effectiveness)
  • write an explanatory essay outlining Odysseus’s character (due Sept. 18)

HOMEWORK:

Read 30 minutes

write explanatory essay (due Sept. 18)

This Week in Language Arts: Sept. 4 – 8, 2017!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts!  This week, students will…

  • finish analyzing, “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” on an assessment
  • if incomplete, finish answering questions for “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh” in the Springboard textbook
  • read and paraphrase, “The Odyssey” (independently)
  • use S.T.E.A.L. method to analyze a character
  • reading and analyzing, “The Odyssey” (group activity)
  • create a presentation for the rest of the class which teaches and informs about your section of the text using their annotations (group activity)

HOMEWORK:

Read for 30 minutes each night

*Work not finished in class should be completed for homework

FYI:

Reading Counts Quiz #2 due TODAY!

This Week in Language Arts: Aug. 28 ~ Sept. 1, 2017!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts!  This week, students will…

  • finish analyzing the poem, “Ithaka” using TPCASTT
  • answer reading comprehension questions  for “Ithaka”
  • re-write “Ithaka” from a different point of view and include imagery
  • read, annotate, and diffuse unfamilar vocabulary in “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh”
  • answer reading comprehension questions
  • identify the stages of the Hero’s Journey in “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh”

HOMEWORK:

Read 30 minutes each night

This Week in Language Arts: Aug. 21 ~ 24, 2017!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts!  This week, students will…

  • select a book from the Media Center which incorporates a hero’s journey
  • diffuse vocabulary words in “Ithaca” and “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh”
  • read and analyze, “Ithaca”
  • Summarize the theme of “Ithaca”
  • Re-write “Ithaca” from a different point of view
  • read and analyze, “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh”

HOMEWORK:

Read hero’s journey independent reading book

Work not completed in class should be finished for homework