February 27

9th Lit Week 8: February 29-March 4

Websites to find song lyrics for your theme synthesis /musical connection assignment

Websites to find song lyrics for your theme synthesis /musical connection assignment

AZ Lyrics         Song Lyrics

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP- semicolon practice with conjunctive adverbs
  2.  NoRedInk grammar practice
  3. Vocab for Success- Unit 3
  4. Journal quick writes- incorporated with novel response journal

 

Monday: 

Grammar-“The Conjunctive Adverb” handout

Vocab Unit 3- Intro words 1-6 and corresponding “Check for Understanding” activities

Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven using response journal guided questions

Make connections with theme from text to song lyrics of choice (Playlist graphic organizer) citing evidence from both

 

Tuesday: 

Grammar- Prentice-Hall Grammar Exercise Workbook pp. 179 Semicolon handout

Vocab Unit 3- Intro words 1-6 and corresponding “Check for Understanding” activities

Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven using response journal guided questions

Make connections with theme from text to song lyrics of choice (Playlist graphic organizer) citing evidence from both

 

Wednesday:

Show registration video

Grammar- Prentice-Hall Grammar Exercise Workbook pp. 180

Vocab Unit 3- quick verbal review

EOC practice- Assessment guide questions 1 & 2

Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven using response journal guided questions

Make connections with theme from text to song lyrics of choice (Playlist graphic organizer) citing evidence from both

                  

Thursday: Course Registration (Have your electives all picked out and numbered)

Grammar- NoRedInk.com semicolon and conjunctive adverb practice

Vocab Unit 3- Visual vocab: create image (hand or computer) for assigned words (1/2 page size)

Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven using response journal guided questions

Make connections with theme from text to song lyrics of choice (Playlist graphic organizer) citing evidence from both

 

Friday: 

Grammar- Write 2 sentences with semi-colon and conjunctive adverb with vocab word

Vocab Unit 3- book work

Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven using response journal guided questions

Make connections with theme from text to song lyrics of choice (Playlist graphic organizer) citing evidence from both

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February 23

American Lit Week 7: February 22-26

Alas-Babylon

Class AB Vocab PPT

Test Prep- USATest prep Question and vocab of the day

Question of the Day      Vocab Question of the Day

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #5
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Participle Phrases
  3. Vocab for Success- enrichment exercises; AB vocab
  4. Journal quick writes (see individual days for topics)

 

Monday: 

  • Brushstrokes- Intro Participle Phrases with PPT and notes (glue into composition book)
  • Vocab- 15 minutes to work on AB vocab (finish AB vocab PPT slides for homework; send vocab slide to Mrs. H. or add to Google doc)
  • AB Journal #1 “What does contemporary society have in common with Pat Frank’s audience of the 1950’s? Think about 9-11, terrorist attacks & nuclear threats. In what way is modern society the same as Frank’s audience?”
  • Begin reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)
  • Inference mini-lesson with page 5 “Randy‘s background”- with a partner, surmise who Randy is based on Florence’s memories.

 

Tuesday:

  • MUG 5A
  • Vocab-book page 135 “Connotation & Denotation”
  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)

 

Wednesday: 

  • Brushstrokes- Participle Phrases practice

After Pastor Henry’s sermon “Alas, Babylon” in novel:

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

  • Create Figurative language/Lit Terms flip books

Connect literary text to informational text: sermons using Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God and Alas Babylon

  • Read and analyze the visual and persuasive nature of powerful imagery and effective use of figurative language using Pastor Henry’s sermon and the significance of the phrase “Alas, Babylon” and Edward’s Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God (handout)
  • Journal AB#2 (part of “Sermons” activity) Discuss author’s purpose of sermon in Alas, Babylon.
  • Imagery/Figurative Language PPT and Audio of Sinners
  • “Figuring out Figurative Language” assignment (30 pts. Reading standard)

 

Thursday:

  • MUG 5B
  • Vocab book- page 137 “Using Context Clues” (20 pt. language standard)
  • Finish Sinners/AB figurative language assignment
  • If time permits, continue reading and analyzing Alas Babylon using study guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)

 

 

Friday: 

  • Journal AB#3 “Radioactive Vocab” What do you think these mean? nuclear fallout, H-bomb, radiation, and flash burns- Now look them up.
  • Continue reading & analyzing Alas, Babylon filling in learning guide (character analysis, bloom level questions & vocab)
  • If time permits, activate and supply background knowledge to radiation poisoning using Jericho episode 2

 

February 15

9th Lit Week 7: February 22-26

The Five People You Meet in Heaven Intro

Test Prep- USATest prep Question and vocab of the day

Question of the Day      Vocab Question of the Day

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP- #5 (compound sentence with semicolon)
  2. com- grammar diagnostic
  3. Vocab for Success- Focus on EOC vocab
  4. Journal quick writes- incorporated with novel response journal

 

Monday: 

DGP#5 Day 1

EOC vocab review

Begin reading/analyzing the Five People you meet in Heaven using response journal guided questions

 

Tuesday: 

DGP#5 Day 2

EOC vocab review

Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven using response journal guided questions

Make connections with theme from text to song lyrics of choice (Playlist graphic organizer) citing evidence from both

 

Wednesday:

DGP#5 Day 3

NoRedInk – grammar diagnostic

Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven using response journal guided questions

Make connections with theme from text to song lyrics of choice (Playlist graphic organizer) citing evidence from both

 

Thursday:

DGP#5 Day 4 and view Ted video (3 min)

How to use a semicolon

EOC vocab review

Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven using response journal guided questions

Make connections with theme from text to song lyrics of choice (Playlist graphic organizer) citing evidence from both

 

Friday: 

EOC vocab review

NoRedInk – continue grammar diagnostic

Continue reading/analyzing the novel Five People You Meet in Heaven using response journal guided questions

Make connections with theme from text to song lyrics of choice (Playlist graphic organizer) citing evidence from both

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February 6

9th Lit Week 6: February 8-12

short-stories

Wrapping up our Short Story Unit this week with summative assessment on Thursday 2/11

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. DGP- #4 (compound sentence)   A little fun with Justin B. and CD Sentences
  2. Vocab for Success-Unit 2 (quiz on Friday 2/12)
  3. Journal quick writes- none this week
  4. NoRedInk– grammar diagnostic as time permits

 

Monday:  Extra credit due

DGP#4 Day 1

Vocab Unit 2-book work

 Short Story Review activity: 

Choose a symbol for assigned story and cut out on butcher paper

Examine assigned lit terms/story elements

Provide evidence from text that demonstrates term. 

Reading Inventory- Student will complete SRI on classroom computers for formative assessment on reading level

 

Tuesday: 

DGP#4 Day 2

Vocab Unit 2-book work

Continue Short Story Review activity: 

Choose a symbol for assigned story and cut out on butcher paper

Examine assigned lit terms/story elements

Provide evidence from text that demonstrates term

Continue Reading Inventory- Student will complete SRI on classroom computers for formative assessment on reading level

 

Wednesday:

DGP#4 Day 3

Vocab Unit 2 Write CD sentence with word

Student Review presentations; student take notes from presentation (50 pts. SL grade)

Organize notes for assessment and review

If time permits, begin writing portion of short story summative assessment

 

Thursday:

DGP#4 Day 4

Kahoots Review Unit 2 words (ipads)

Analyze the short stories in a 25 question M/C and short-answer summative assessment. This is a 100-point Reading grade; short answer portion is open book/open notes

 

Friday:  

10 minutes to review words

Vocab unit 2 assessment (m/c questions and write 5 CD sentences with words on back)

Five People You Meet in Heaven:

Anticipatory activity: Table Top Blog questions (answer on collaboration board with different color expo markers)

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February 6

American Lit Week 6: February 8-12

peer edit

Daily Bell Ringer Activities:

Writing Workshop-

  1. MUG (Mechanics, usage, grammar) #4
  2. Mentor Sentences/Brushstrokes-Adjectives shifted out of order
  3. Vocab for Success-Unit 12 Assessment Friday 2/12
  4. Journal quick writes –none this week with focus on essay

 

Monday: 

Continue GG Argument essay

  • Type final drafts in Lab 113  Transition and lead in help
  • Highlight thesis and claim pink, underline abstract associations, highlight evidence yellow
  • Peer revise and edit with checklist and rubric

 

Tuesday:   

  • MUG 4A
  • Present George Wilson Character Collage as example
  • To Lab 113 to type final drafts if needed and complete Character Collage
  • Submit Great Gatsby Essay (include graphic organizer, first draft with revisions and rubric.  Highlight thesis, topic sentences and evidence)
  • Vocab page 131

 

Wednesday: 

The Great Gatsby Finale:

  • Finish Character collage with presentations
  • Analyze “A Dreamed Deferred”  and how it relates to Jay Gatsby
  • Organize and put GG materials in binders.
  • Analyze multiple interpretations of Gatsby (student choice of scene from 2013 film) evaluating how each version interprets the source text.

 

 Thursday:

  • MUG 4B
  • Vocab 12- Kahoots review (ipads) and page 133

Alas Babylon Pre-reading Activities

  • Anticipatory activity: “What do you need to Survive” create buy and to-do lists 
  • USA vs USSR Fight! The Cold War: Crash Course World History #39 ( watch till what ends cold war)
  • “Traits of the Survivor” NF article
  • Preview Alas Babylon vocabulary  Vocab AB

 

Friday:  

  • Vocab Unit 12 assessment M/C and sentence writing (50 pts. Language standards)
  • Work on assigned AB vocab after quiz

Activate and supple background knowledge for AB using Jericho pilot