May 7, 2018

Hello Students and Parents!

As we begin to wrap up the 2017-2018 school year, we wanted to provide you with some dates and information that will help ensure you and your child have a successful end of the school year.  We have a number of end of the year activities and procedures we wanted to make you aware of, and provide you with any and all information needed.  Please assist your child in keeping these dates organized by having them write them down in their agenda, or even on a family calendar.

  • 7th grade: Wed., May 9 during the normal PE block
  • 8th grade: Fri., May 11 all day
  • Students who purchased field day shirts are encouraged to wear them on their field day.
  • Students who did not purchase field day shirts are encouraged to wear a t-shirt that is the color of their team.
  • Students may wear gym shorts to school on their corresponding field day
  • STEAM Showcase Night , May 10  6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Lunch on the Lawn Tue., May 15, a PTSA sponsored event!
    • Students may bring a beach towel to sit on for Lunch on the Lawn.
    • (Field Day and Lunch on the Lawn are student events; therefore, unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to host parents/siblings/guests to these events.  However, please contact the PTSA should you be able to volunteer for any of these awesome events. )

    Locker Clean-Out

    • 6th grade 5/17, 7th grade 5/18 and 8th grade 5/21. Days are varied by grade level due to the volume of recyclable items and trash.
    • Buses
      • No bus passes will be issued beginning Monday, May 14 through the end of the year. Students must ride their own bus home.
      • Students may bring a pen for yearbook signing on the last day of school, Wednesday, May 23.
      • If students routinely pack a lunch, this is also allowed on the bus.

3rd period- 6th grade reading Please refer to Ms. Sanacore’s blog.

4th period-7th grade Social Studies  Please refer to Mr. Sanchez’s blog.

5th period-6th grade Reading  Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog.  Please use links to use for quiz on Thursday. https://quizlet.com/293162518/heat-short-answer-questions-ch-11-23-flash-cards/

6th period-6th grade Reading

Due Date for Last Paw Print For Fourth Quarter:

May 9th

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

We are reading Heat by Mike Lupica.  We will be covering the following standards.

RL 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL 6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

RL 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Monday- We will read chapters 23-24.  We will work on vocabulary and answer comprehension questions.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Book Projects.

Tuesday- We will read chapters 25-26.  We will work on visualization, vocabulary, and answer comprehension questions.  The students will continue to work on their Bloom’s Book projects.

Wednesday-We will read chapters 27-28.  We will work on prediction, vocabulary, and answer comprehension questions.  The students will continue to work on their Bloom’s Book projects.

Thursday- We will review the novel with a jeopardy game.  The students will take a test over the novel.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Book projects.

Friday- We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Book projects.

8th grade reading

We will be reading the 7 Habits of Highly  Effective Teens by Sean Covey.

These are standards we will be covering with the book:

RI 8.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

RI8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

Monday- Review words in Lesson 12.  We will discover the special talents, hidden strengths, and unlikely principles that they store inside them.  The students will  write mission statements.  Please use the attachment to study the words. List 12-2kn8kod You will have a quiz over the words on Friday.

Tuesday-  Review words in Lesson 12.  Please use the attachment to study the words.  List 12-2kn8kod You will have a quiz over the words on Friday.  The students will have a lesson on organizing and prioritizing their lives.

Wednesday- Review words in Lesson 12.  Please use the attachment to study the words.  List 12-2kn8kod You will have a quiz over the words on Friday.  The students will have a lesson on thinking constructively about the relationships they have with others and ways to improve them.

Thursday-Review words in Lesson 12.  Please use the attachment to study the words.  List 12-2kn8kod You will have a quiz over the words on Friday.   The students will explore the idea of role models and what makes that person a good role model.  They will also learn about the concept of a win-win situation.

Friday- We will have a quiz over list 12.  The students will realize what it takes to be a real listener.

 

 

Week of April 30, 2018

 

END OF SCHOOL YEAR DATES

Hello Students and Parents!

As we begin to wrap up the 2017-2018 school year, we wanted to provide you with some dates and information that will help ensure you and your child have a successful end of the school year.  We have a number of end of the year activities and procedures we wanted to make you aware of, and provide you with any and all information needed.  Please assist your child in keeping these dates organized by having them write them down in their agenda, or even on a family calendar.

  • 7th grade: Wed., May 9 during the normal PE block
  • 8th grade: Fri., May 11 all day
  • Students who purchased field day shirts are encouraged to wear them on their field day.
  • Students who did not purchase field day shirts are encouraged to wear a t-shirt that is the color of their team.
  • Students may wear gym shorts to school on their corresponding field day
  • STEAM Showcase Night , May 10  6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Lunch on the Lawn Tue., May 15, a PTSA sponsored event!
    • Students may bring a beach towel to sit on for Lunch on the Lawn.
    • (Field Day and Lunch on the Lawn are student events; therefore, unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to host parents/siblings/guests to these events.  However, please contact the PTSA should you be able to volunteer for any of these awesome events. )

    Locker Clean-Out

    • 6th grade 5/17, 7th grade 5/18 and 8th grade 5/21. Days are varied by grade level due to the volume of recyclable items and trash.
    • Buses
      • No bus passes will be issued beginning Monday, May 14 through the end of the year. Students must ride their own bus home.
      • Students may bring a pen for yearbook signing on the last day of school, Wednesday, May 23.
      • If students routinely pack a lunch, this is also allowed on the bus.

 

 

 

3rd period- 6th grade reading Please refer to Ms. Sanacore’s blog.

4th period-7th grade Social Studies  Please refer to Mr. Sanchez’s blog.

5th period-6th grade Reading  Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog.  Please use links to use for quiz on Thursday. https://quizlet.com/291006754/heat-short-answer-questions-ch-6-10-flash-cards/

6th period-6th grade Reading

Due Dates for Paw Prints For Fourth Quarter:

May 9th

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

We are reading Heat by Mike Lupica.  We will be covering the following standards.

RL 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL 6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

RL 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Monday- We will read chapters 12-13.  We will work on vocabulary and answer comprehension questions.  We will work on our  characterization project.  Divide your paper into four sections.  Label the sections:  Michael, Carlos, Manny, Justin/Ellie.  In each section, draw a picture of the corresponding character then find a piece of dialogue from the text that allows you to make an inference about that character.  Write the quotation and inference in the section.  

Tuesday-We will read chapters 14-15.  We will work on vocabulary and answer comprehension questions. We will finish our  characterization project.  Divide your paper into four sections.  Label the sections:  Michael, Carlos, Manny, Justin/Ellie.  In each section, draw a picture of the corresponding character then find a piece of dialogue from the text that allows you to make an inference about that character.  Write the quotation and inference in the section.  

Wednesday-We will read chapters 16-17.  We will work on Bloom’s Book Project.  We will work on vocabulary and answer comprehension questions.

Thursday- We will have a comprehension quiz over chapters 11-17.  We will continue to work on our Bloom’s Book Project.  We will read chapters 18-19 and use the visualization strategy.

Friday- We will be taking the Scholastic Reading Test in the computer lab.

8th grade reading

We will be reading the 7 Habits of Highly  Effective Teens by Sean Covey.

These are standards we will be covering with the book:

RI 8.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

RI8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

Monday- Review words in Lesson 11.  We will discover the special talents, hidden strengths, and unlikely principles that they store inside them.  The students will  write mission statements.    Please use the attachment to study the words.  You will have a quiz over the words on Friday.  List 11-1liifa4

Tuesday-  Review words in Lesson 11.  Please use the attachment to study the words.  You will have a quiz over the words on Friday.  List 11-1liifa4 The students will have a lesson on organizing and prioritizing their lives.

Wednesday- Review words in Lesson 11.  Please use the attachment to study the words.  You will have a quiz over the words on Friday. List 11-1liifa4 The students will have a lesson on thinking constructively about the relationships they have with others and ways to improve them.

Thursday-Review words in Lesson 11.  Please use the attachment to study the words.  You will have a quiz over the words on Friday.  List 11-1liifa4 The students will explore the idea of role models and what makes that person a good role model.  They will also learn about the concept of a win-win situation.

Friday- We will have a quiz over list 11.  The students will realize what it takes to be a real listener.

 

 

 

April 23, 2018

3rd period- 6th grade reading Please refer to Ms. Sanacore’s blog.

4th period-7th grade Social Studies  Please refer to Mr. Sanchez’s blog.

5th period-6th grade Reading  Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog.  Please use links to use for quiz tomorrow.  https://quizlet.com/287543505/heat-chapters-1-5-vocabulary-flash-cards/ 

https://quizlet.com/287980415/heat-chapters-1-5-short-answer-quiz-flash-cards/

6th period-6th grade Reading

Due Dates for Paw Prints For Fourth Quarter:

April 25th

May 9th

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

We are reading Heat by Mike Lupica.  We will be covering the following standards.

RL 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL 6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

RL 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Monday- We will read chapters 4-5.  We will work on vocabulary and answer comprehension questions.  We will review for our comprehension quiz over chapters 1-5 on Tuesday.

Tuesday- We will have a comprehension quiz over chapters 1-5.  We will read chapters 6-7.

Wednesday- We will read chapters 8-10.  We will work on vocabulary and answer comprehension questions.

Thursday- We will have a comprehension quiz over chapters 6-10.  We will start working on a characterization project.  Divide your paper into four sections.  Label the sections:  Michael, Carlos, Manny, Justin/Ellie.  In each section, draw a picture of the corresponding character then find a piece of dialogue from the text that allows you to make an inference about that character.  Write the quotation and inference in the section.  

Friday-Finish characterization projects.  Divide your paper into four sections.  Label the sections:  Michael, Carlos, Manny, Justin/Ellie.  In each section, draw a picture of the corresponding character then find a piece of dialogue from the text that allows you to make an inference about that character.  Write the quotation and inference in the section. Read chapters 11-12 of Heat.  We will work on comprehension questions.  

8th grade reading

We will be reading the 7 Habits of Highly  Effective Teens by Sean Covey.

These are standards we will be covering with the book:

RI 8.1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

RI8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

Monday- Review words in Lesson 10.  We will discuss the lesson 7: becoming proactive.  Please use the attachment to study the words.  You will have a quiz over the words on Friday.  List 10-269uth4

Tuesday- We will work more on Lesson 10 words.  We will discuss lesson 8:The Personal Discovery.  We will write mission statements.  Please use the attachment to study the words.  You will have a quiz over the words on Friday.  List 10-269uth4

Wednesday- We will work more on Lesson 10 words.  We will discuss lesson 9: To Plan Ahead.  Please use the attachment to study the words.  You will have a quiz over the words on Friday.  List 10-269uth4

Thursday-We will work more on Lesson 10 words.  We will discuss Lesson 10: The Relationship Bank Account.  Please use the attachment to study the words.  You will have a quiz over the words on Friday.  List 10-269uth4

Friday- You will have a quiz over list 10 today.

 

 

 

Week of April 16, 2018

NOTE: WE WILL HAVE EXTENDED FRESH AIR ON FRIDAY AND THE KONA ICE TRUCK WILL BE HERE.  BRING MONEY IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A TREAT. 

3rd period- 6th grade reading Please refer to Ms. Sanacore’s blog.

4th period-7th grade Social Studies  Please refer to Mr. Sanchez’s blog.

5th period-6th grade Reading  Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog.

6th period-6th grade Reading

Due Dates for Paw Prints For Fourth Quarter:

April 25th

May 9th

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

We finish reading the novels  Making Bombs For Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz.   We will cover the following standards:

RL 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL 6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

RL 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Monday- We will be working on predicting.

Tuesday- We will be reviewing theme.

Wednesday- We will be working on characterization.

Thursday-We will be working on story cubes and reviewing story elements.

Friday- We will be doing stations for theme and author’s purpose.

8th grade Reading

We will be reading the 7 Habits of Highly  Effective Teens by Sean Covey.

Monday- We will discuss habits. We will have a quiz over word list 9 on Friday.  Please use attachment to study.  WORD LIST 9-23mt33w

Tuesday- We will discuss analyzing your lifestyle.  We will have a quiz over word list 9 on Friday.  Please use attachment to study.  WORD LIST 9-23mt33w

Wednesday- We will discuss paradigms and principles.  We will have a quiz over word list 9 on Friday.  Please use attachment to study.  WORD LIST 9-23mt33w

Thursday-We will discuss people’s perceptions.  We will have a quiz over word list 9 on Friday.  Please use attachment to study.  WORD LIST 9-23mt33w

Friday- We will have a quiz over  list 9.  Please use attachment to study.  The students will discover what a difference principles can make in their lives.

 

 

 

 

 

Week of March 26, 2018

Attention Parents:

DMS FIELD DAY

2018

May 7th–6th Grade

May 9th–7th Grade

May 11–8th Grade

T-shirt sales began Monday, March 19 and will end on Wednesday, April 11.  New this year, all sales will be online via www.MyPaymentsPlus.com  If you do not already have an account set up, you will need to create one.  (If you pay for lunch online, then you already have an account!)  Find more information and directions on how to create an account on the PE blog http://www.cobblearning.net/dickersonpe/

 

3rd period- 6th grade reading Please refer to Ms. Sanacore’s blog.

4th period-7th grade Social Studies  Please refer to Mr. Sanchez’s blog.

5th period-6th grade Reading  Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog.

6th period-6th grade Reading

Due Dates for Paw Prints For Fourth Quarter:

April 11th

April 25th

May 9th

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

We will start reading the novels  Making Bombs For Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz.   We will cover the following standards:

RL 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL 6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

RL6.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments

Monday-We will continue our novel studies and work on our I Am poems.

Tuesday- We will continue our novel studies and focus on visualizing.

Wednesday-  As the main character, write a journal entry expressing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions at this point in the novel.  Remember you are writing this as the character.  What would the character write about in a journal at this point in the novel?  This should not be a retelling of events.  Become this character.

Thursday- We will continue our novel studies and focus on write summaries.

Friday- We will be going to the computer lab and working on a biography cube.  This will count as a project grade.

7th period-8th grade reading

We will finish  the novel Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.

We will cover these standards this week:

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text

Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story  propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Monday-We will read Chapter 26 and review figurative language.

Tuesday-We will read Chapter 27 and do visualizing.  We will also do vocabulary activity with words from chapters 22-25.

Wednesday-We will read Chapter 28 and the focus will be on theme.

Thursday-We will have a comprehension quiz over chapters 26-28.  We will start working on I Am poems.

Friday- We will finish I Am poems.

Week of March 19, 2018

3rd period- 6th grade reading Please refer to Ms. Sanacore’s blog.

4th period-7th grade Social Studies  Please refer to Mr. Sanchez’s blog.

5th period-6th grade Reading  Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog.

6th period-6th grade Reading

Due Dates for Paw Prints For Fourth Quarter:

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

April 11th

April 25th

May 9th

We will start reading the novels  Making Bombs For Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz.   We will cover the following standards:

RL 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL 6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

RL6.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments

Monday-We will continue our novel studies and focus on writing summaries.  We will use the strategy Somebody, Wanted, But, So to write our summaries.

Tuesday- Create a hashtag (#) for your novel’s main character.  Explain why this hashtag would be an appropriate representation of the character.  We will review cause and effect.   We will discuss  how the Holocaust has affected your main character.   You will have to give examples from the book to support your reasons.

Wednesday- We will continue our novel studies.

Thursday-You will start making your character analysis posters.  With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks,  and feels.  3-16-18-1fntz6e

Friday-You will have a comprehension quiz over your novel.  The assessments will cover chapters 1-9.  We are going to the computer lab for class.  The directions for today’s assignment:  Imagine the main character of your novel could pack a suitcase with 6-10 essential items that they would either want or need.  Draw or print pictures of the items.   Then write a paragraph explaining why you included these items, using textual evidence.

 

7th period-8th grade reading

We are reading nonfiction articles and the novel Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.

We will cover these standards this week:

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text

Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story  propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Monday-Read Chapter 21 of Touching Spirit Bear.  We will read two poems “Mother to Son” and “Forgiveness” and compare/contrast them to the novel.  We will use the following questions as discussion points: Why is the main character angry?  How does he/she come to terms with her/his anger?  What does the character realize about the anger he feels?  What does the character learn about forgiveness?  Who is he/she forgiving?  What is the mood of the piece?  What specific words contribute to the mood?  What is the theme?

Tuesday-We will have a comprehension quiz on  Chapters 18-21.   We will read Chapter 22 of Touching Spirit Bear.  While reading, you will fill out double entry journal.

Wednesday- We will read Chapter 23 of Touching Spirit Bear.  We will work on answering comprehension questions using the RACE strategy and  writing summaries.

Thursday-We will read Chapter 24 of Touching Spirit Bear.  We will use the ICUP reading strategy and focus on making inferences.    It stands for  (I – Make an Inference, C – Make a Connection, U – Check for Understanding, P – Make a Prediction).  We will work on answering comprehension questions using the RACE strategy and writing summaries.

Friday- We will read Chapter 25 of Touching Spirit Bear.  We will focus on figurative language.  We will start filling out a plot diagram for the novel.

 

March 12, 2018

3rd period- 6th grade reading Please refer to Ms. Sanacore’s blog.

4th period-7th grade Social Studies  Please refer to Mr. Sanchez’s blog.

5th period-6th grade Reading  Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog.  We will have a test this Wednesday.  Please use the following link to study. https://quizlet.com/273302332/holocaust-unit-vocabulary-words-flash-cards/

6th period-6th grade Reading

Due Dates for Paw Prints

March 16th

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

We will start reading the novels  Making Bombs For Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch and Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz.   We will cover the following standards:

RL 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL 6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

RL6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Monday- We will finish writing our summaries about Teens Against Hitler and take our quiz over the article.  We will continue to work on summaries through stations.  We will read chapters 1 and 2 of our novel.  We will discuss prediction and character traits.

Tuesday-We will do a writing activity to review characterization.  As the main character, write a journal entry expressing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions at this point in the novel.  Remember you are writing this as the character.  What would the character write about in a journal at this point in the novel?  This should not be a retelling of events.  Become this character.  We will read chapters 3 and 4 of the novel.

Wednesday- We will read chapters 5 and 6 of the novel. We will work on setting.  You will fill in a Venn diagram and compare and contrast the novel’s setting with the setting of your own life.  Word Study: Find three words that you do not know the meanings of from this week’s reading.  Write the word correctly in the box labeled word.  Use a thesaurus to find two synonyms for the word.  Look up the word in the dictionary and make sure to use the correct definition of how it is used in the context of the novel.  Draw a quick sketch of the word.  Use the word correctly in a sentence.

Thursday-We will read chapters 7 and 8 of the novel.  While reading do visualizing activity, and  describe a scene from today’s reading.  Draw a picture to illustrate what you pictured as you read.  Add as many details as possible.  You may use background knowledge and information from previous readings to help you.

Friday-We will have a quiz over chapters 1-8. We will review  character traits.  Students will start Character Analysis Poster.  With your group, create posters illustrating examples  of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.  3-16-18-1fntz6e

7th period-8th grade reading

We are reading nonfiction articles and the novel Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.

We will cover these standards this week:

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text

Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story  propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Monday-We will finish the ICUP strategy with Chapter 19.  We will use the ICUP reading strategy and focus on making inferences.    It stands for  (I – Make an Inference, C – Make a Connection, U – Check for Understanding, P – Make a Prediction) with chapter 19 of Touching Spirit Bear.   Introduce/model the second signpost What did the author think you already knew? (annotation) Please study for your vocabulary quiz on Friday.  Please see attachment for words.  voc chapters 18-21-1ptpikl

Tuesday-We will read Chapter 20 of Touching Spirit Bear.  The main focus will be character traits using Cole’s mom.  Students will fill out a chart about Cole’s mom based on the way she behaves.  Sometimes, authors will tell the reader exactly what type of person a character is, but most of the time, it is up to the reader to infer.  We  will fill in the chart by providing evidence from the book to show the different character traits that describe Cole’s mother.   Please study for vocabulary quiz on Friday.  Please see attachment for words.  voc chapters 18-21-1ptpikl

Wednesday-Finish up Cole’s mother character trait chart and answer the following questions:Write a summary of your findings about Cole’s mother.  What motivated her actions in the past?  What is revealed about her relationship with Cole? Her husband?  By Chapter 17, her motivations have changed.  Explain.  Make a prediction about what her relationship with Cole and  What their life will be like in the future?   We will read Chapter 21 of Touching Spirit Bear.  Please study for your  vocabulary quiz on Friday.  Please see attachment for words.  voc chapters 18-21-1ptpikl

Thursday-We will have a comprehension quiz over chapters 18-21.  We will focus on comparing and contrasting two nonfiction texts to see if they contain conflicting information on the same topic.  We will read chapter 22 of Touching Spirit Bear.   Please study for your vocabulary quiz on Friday.  Please see attachment for words.  voc chapters 18-21-1ptpikl

Friday-We will have a vocabulary quiz for chapters 18-21.  We will read Chapter 23 of Touching Spirit Bear.   While reading you will do a  visualizing activity, and  describe a scene from today’s reading.  Draw a picture to illustrate what you pictured as you read.  Add as many details as possible.  You may use background knowledge and information from previous readings to help you.

 

Week of March 5, 2018

3rd period- 6th grade reading Please refer to Ms. Sanacore’s blog.

4th period-7th grade Social Studies  Please refer to Mr. Sanchez’s blog.

5th period-6th grade Reading  Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog

6th period-6th grade Reading

We are doing a unit on the Holocaust.   We are reading a nonfiction article this week “Teens Against Hitler.”  We will finish our web quest on the Holocaust.  The next novel we are going to read will be Making Bombs For Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch.

We will be covering the following standards with this nonfiction article and  the web quest:

Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

The next due date paw print:

March 16th

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

Monday-We will finish our web quest on the Holocaust and WWII.  Holocaust WebQuest-1hdl8u4

Tuesday-We will read an nonfiction article and discuss the roles of bystanders, resisters, and rescuers in the Holocaust.   We will analyze a political cartoon, and discuss how visuals can convey meaning.

Wednesday- We will start reading the article “Teens Against Hitler.”  We will discuss the role of the partisans.  The students will start to work on their vocabulary choices. They will chose one of the two to turn in on Friday.   1. write a sentence with each word and draw a picture with their sentences.  2. word maps.  Please refer to list of words. voc Teens Against Hitler-ps0x28 The vocabulary choices are due on Friday, if not finished in class.

Thursday- We will continue to discuss the role of the partisans in the Holocaust, and why Ben Kamm and other Jewish youth joined the partisans.  The comprehension focus will be to summarize the article.  The students will continue to work on their vocabulary choices.  They will chose one of the two to turn in on Friday.    1. write a sentence with each word and draw a picture with their sentences.  2. word maps.  Please refer to list of words. voc Teens Against Hitler-ps0x28 The vocabulary choices are due on Friday, if not finished in class.

Friday- Vocabulary choices are due today. voc Teens Against Hitler-ps0x28 We will have a quiz over the article.  It will include  vocabulary, multiple choice, and two short response questions.  We will do a writing activity.  The students will imagine a statue is being put up to honor Ben Kamm.  Using the article and the video clips, they will answer the following questions:  Who was Benn Kamm?  What kind of person was Benn Kamm?  Why should we remember Benn Kamm?, In what ways might he be an inspiration or role model?  What might his story remind us or teach me?  Then use this information to write a proposal for a statue for Benn along with a sketch depicting your proposed monument.  We will go to the media center to return and check out books.

7th period-8th grade reading

We are reading nonfiction articles relating to the novel Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.

We will cover these standards this week:

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text

Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story  propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Monday-We will have a comprehension quiz over chapters 14-17.  We will read Chapter 18 of Touching Spirit Bear.  We will focus on vocabulary strategies and summarizing.

Tuesday-We will focus on annotation and read Chapter 19 of Touching Spirit Bear.

Wednesday- We  will focus on characterization, summarizing, and answering comprehension questions using the RACE strategy using Chapter 19.

Thursday-  We will read Chapter 20 of Touching Spirit Bear.  We will use the ICUP reading strategy and focus on making inferences.    It stands for  (I – Make an Inference, C – Make a Connection, U – Check for Understanding, P – Make a Prediction) with chapter 20 of Touching Spirit Bear.

Friday-We will focus on writing summaries using Somebody, Wanted, But, So with Chapter 21 of Touching Spirit Bear.

 

 

Week of February 26,2018

Welcome back from Winter Break!

Parents/Guardians of rising 9th graders (Walton Class of 2022) are invited to attend Walton High School’s Rising 9th Grade Information Night on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. In order to make the best use of time and to provide the most informative, curriculum based presentation, we are hosting two identical presentations that evening.

Parents of students with last name A-L will meet in the Walton Theater at 6pm. After the curriculum presentation, these parents will have the option of going to the Information Center, where Walton’s academic department chairs and counselors will be available for questions from 6:45-7:30pm.

Parents of students with last name M-Z will meet in the Walton Theater at 7pm. After the curriculum presentation, these parents will have the option of going to the Information Center where Walton’s academic department chairs and counselors will be available for questions from 7:45-8:30pm.

Where: Walton Theater

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

2 Identical Parent/Guardian Sessions by last name:

Last name A-L, 6pm

Last name M-Z, 7pm

3rd period- 6th grade reading Please refer to Ms. Sanacore’s blog.

4th period-7th grade Social Studies  Please refer to Mr. Sanchez’s blog.

5th period-6th grade Reading  Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog

6th period-6th grade Reading

We are doing a unit on the Holocaust.   We are reading a nonfiction article this week “The Girl Who Lived Forever”.  We will also be doing a web quest on the Holocaust Thursday and Friday.   The next novel we are going to read will be Making Bombs For Hitler by Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch.

We will be covering the following standards with this nonfiction article and  the web quest:

6RI1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

6RI4: Determine the meaning of words and words and phrases as they are used in a text

6RI2: Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of  the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments

The following are the due dates for paw prints for third quarter:

March 2nd

March 16th

Monday- We will preview the vocabulary for the article “The Girl Who Lived Forever”.  We will also build some background knowledge about Anne Frank.  Please review the vocabulary words using this attachment.  voc The Girl Who Lived Forever-1he2xnv

Tuesday- We will review the vocabulary, and I will  introduce the vocabulary menu options.  These assignments are due on Thursday.  The students will pick one of the following activities to complete: vocabulary map, crossword puzzle, or create a test using the eight vocabulary words.  We will reread the article “The Girl Who Lived Forever” and discuss how to annotate with the signpost What surprised me?.  Please review the vocabulary words using this attachment.  voc The Girl Who Lived Forever-1he2xnv

Wednesday-The students will continue to work on their vocabulary menu choices.  We will discuss central idea/main idea and how to write a objective summary using the article.  We will have a comprehension check over the article.  The quiz will include vocabulary.  Please review the vocabulary words using this attachment.   voc The Girl Who Lived Forever-1he2xnv

Thursday- Your vocabulary menu choices are due today.  ( vocabulary map, crossword puzzle, or create a test using the eight vocabulary words) We are going to the computer lab and doing a web quest on the Holocaust.

Holocaust WebQuest-1hdl8u4

Friday-We are going to the media center to return and check out books.  We will be finishing the web quest on the Holocaust.

Holocaust WebQuest-1hdl8u4

7th period-8th grade reading

We are reading nonfiction articles relating to the novel Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.

We will cover these standards this week:

Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text

Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story  propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

Monday- We will discuss the types of conflicts.   You will start working on Cole’s Conflict T-Shirt project.

The project must include the following:

Cole’s head with pictures of at least 3 conflicts he had experienced throughout the book (Internal and External).

The back of the t-shirt must include:

A quote that represents Cole Matthews.

It could be:

Something Cole says.

A quote that is about Cole.

Something that is said to Cole.

The collar of the t-shirt must include:

The author’s name (front)

The character’s name (back)

The edges of the t-shirt must include:

The title of the book.

We will read Chapter 14 of Touching Spirit Bear.  We will focus on  identifying types of conflicts and  summarizing.  There will be a vocabulary quiz over chapters 14-17 on Friday.  Please use the attachment to study.  vocabulary chapters 14-17-23ai3sv

Tuesday- We will continue to work on Cole’s T-shirt project.  We will read Chapter 15.  We will focus on answering comprehension questions using the RACE strategy and summarizing.  There will be a vocabulary quiz over chapters 14-17 on Friday.  Please use the attachment to study.  vocabulary chapters 14-17-23ai3sv

Wednesday- Cole’s T-shirt project is due today.  We will focus on character development and annotation.   There will be a vocabulary quiz over chapters 14-17 on Friday.  Please use the attachment to study.  vocabulary chapters 14-17-23ai3sv

Thursday-We will read Chapter 16 of Touching Spirit Bear.  We will focus on vocabulary strategies and summarizing.  There will be a vocabulary quiz over chapters 14-17 on Friday.  Please use the attachment to study.  vocabulary chapters 14-17-23ai3sv

Friday- We are going to the media center to return and check out books. You will have a vocabulary quiz over chapters 14-17.  We will focus on character traits and summarizing.