Sorry, I am late posting this information. For periods 1 + 2, I did not give out the Reading Log until Monday (1/29), but everyone else got it last Friday (1/26) when it started. Hopefully, the first 2 classes had time to make it up when we went to the library on Wednesday of this week. Many students have not taken or passed the first Reading Counts quiz which was due on Jan. 19th, but we changed it to Jan. 26th due to the snow.
Those people that were absent on Friday, Jan. 26th, need to make up the Mid-Unit Benchmark Test. That was counted as a Summative test. We took a retest on Wednesday, January 31st. If they were absent on that day, they also need to ask me about the retest.
Reading Logs are due tomorrow (February 2nd). If you need a copy of that click here: Reading Log Week 2-2e8jrvi
AC Classes were given 5 new vocabulary words on Monday, January 29th. Here are the words and the definitions: Week 3 Vocabulary-1yfo3nh The test over these words will be on Friday, February 2nd.
Looked at the Academic Vocabulary & discussed on p. 54 that goes with Author’s Purpose & read the 4 types on Reader’s Journey p. 54. HW: RJ p. 55 (3 questions)
What are the different types of characters in a story? Reader’s Journey p. 60. Know the difference between major/minor, protagonist/antagonist, dynamic/static, and round/flat. Read p. 61 and answered questions in class. Point of View (p. 62) was reviewed. Know the types. HW: Read the story “Stolen Day” on pages 64 – 69 and complete pages 70-71. This is for a grade.
Students that did not pass the Mid-Unit Benchmark test took a retest today after a short review over the types of conflict and how suffixes change the meaning of words. Students who did pass were taken to the library to get a new book, take a RC quiz, or to keep reading and try to finish the book. Students who took the test went to the library if they finished in time.
Look at literary terms related to setting and mood in Reader’s Journey on p. 72. Students think about a favorite place they have been and fill in the sensory chart on p. 72. Read the paragraph on p. 73 and fill in the imagery chart. Watch a video of how the Disney film Frozen would be different if the mood was changed. Here is the video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eD2UpdhbwA&list=PLBjIqRvyNjs8scZZ1ukAzlyH4mRveAYS-
HW: Read the story “An American Childhood” by Anne Dillard and annotate notes about the setting & mood in the margins. Be ready to answer the questions in class on Friday.
AC classes don’t forget that you have a test over the 5 vocabulary terms given on Monday.