This Week in Language Arts: Dec. 4 ~ 8, 2017!

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

  • edit another student’s explanatory essay
  • write the final draft of the Harrison Bergeron Explanatory Essay (due Tuesday, Dec. 5)
  • read, annotate, and analyze reading passages
  • review and identify academic and social vocabulary synonyms
  • Re-read, “Harrison Bergeron” and annotate the text
  • annotate the text (connotations, figurative language, humor) and write questions or ideas about the story
  • Circle unknown words and phrases
  • express and support opinions of a short story in a conversation

HOMEWORK:

Read 30 minutes daily

Reading Counts Quiz #3 is due December 14th

This Week in Language Arts: Nov. 27 ~ Dec. 1, 2017!

I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving Break!  Welcome to another week in Language Arts!  This week, students will…

  • read, annotate, and discuss “The Concept of Utopia” (Springboard text)
  • read, annotate, and write notes on “Harrison Bergeron” (Springboard text)
  • answer text-dependent questions 1-7.
  • write a constructed response relating to living in a utopian society
  • read, discuss, and annotate direct quotations and paraphrasing (Springboard text pg. 118)
  • define, give examples, and practice correct usage of “active voice” and “passive voice”
  • write a short, explanatory essay which explains how Harrison Bergeron conveys the conflict between the needs of society and the realities of individuals.

HOMEWORK:

Read 30 minutes

Work not completed in class should be finished for homework.

This Week in Language Arts: Nov. 13 ~ 17, 2017

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

  • define Unit 2’s vocabulary words.
  • research the skills necessary for success on Unit 2’s Embedded Assessment (Writing Assessment).
  • Read, annotate, highlight “Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts”.
  • Answer text-dependent questions for “Grant and Lee:  A Study in Contrasts”.
  • Write a compare/contrast paragraph focusing on Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.
  • Sort and use appropriate transitions in writing.
  • Read, annotate, and highlight, “The Concept of Utopia”.
  • Listen, read, annotate, and highlight, “Harrison Bergeron”.
  • Answer text-dependent questions for “Harrison Bergeron”.

HOMEWORK:

Read 30 minutes

Reading Counts Quiz #2 due Friday, November 17th

Assignments not completed in class should be finished for homework.

This Week in Language Arts: Nov. 6 ~ 10, 2017!

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

  • read, highlight, and annotate notes on writing body paragraphs.
  • construct 3 body paragraphs (function, example, and negation) for a Definition Essay (rough draft).
  • read, highlight, and annotate notes on writing a conclusion paragraph.
  • construct a conclusion paragraph for a Definition Essay (rough draft).
  • edit another student’s essay.
  • compare individual Definition Essay’s rough draft to Definition Essay Rubric to ensure the proper components.
  • write the Definition Essay’s final draft.

HOMEWORK:

Read 30 minutes

Writing not completed during class should be finished for homework.

This Week in Language Arts: Oct. 30 ~ Nov. 3, 2017!

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

  • review answers for Where I Find My Heroes and both Frederick Douglass texts (poem and narrative) lessons in Springboard text
  • read, review, and highlight important information of the negation strategy
  • read, highlight/underline, and annotate A Definition of a Gentleman (Springboard text pg. 89)
  • read, review, highlight notes on how to create an introduction for a definition essay (Springboard text)
  • create an introduction
  • read, review, highlight notes on how to create body paragraphs for individual definition essay (Springboard text)
  • create body paragraphs for independent definition essay

HOMEWORK:

  • Read for 30 minutes
  • Work not completed in class, should be completed for homework

This Week in Language Arts: Oct. 23 ~ 27, 2017!

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

  • read, highlight, and write notes on “Writing to Define” (Springboard text pg. 71)
  • read and annotate, “Where I Find My Heroes”
  • Analyze the text by answering questions 4 – 9 (Springboard text)
  • Define a hero using a graphic organizer
  • create a written explanatory constructed response
  • include figurative language in the explanatory constructed response
  • read and paraphrase either “Oh Captain! My Captain!” or “Frederick Douglass” (both in Springboard text)

HOMEWORK:

Read 30 minutes

Assignments not completed in class should be finished for homework.

 

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