Week of February 24, 2020

 

This year’s Dickerson Dash 5K will be held Friday, March 13, at 7:45 pm.

This year’s theme is Zombie Run.  Runners can expect to be splashed with red color powder along the race and can even purchase red color packets to throw on themselves or friends.  Watch out!  There may be some zombie sightings along the race course too!  Community sponsors will have tents set up on campus and may have swag and coupons to pick up.  Participants may choose to dress as a human or a zombie!

(The color powders are high quality and safe.  All FDA food grade and biodegradable ingredients are used. The powders are certified cosmetics in Europe (safe for skin), certified non-dust explosive in the USA and Europe, and safe for the environment.)

Packet Pick Up is scheduled for Sunday, March 8 from 1 pm – 5 pm at Road Runner Sports East Cobb.  Pick up your packet there, and Road Runner Sports will donate $1.25 per packet back to the school!

3rd period Please refer to Ms Engkaninan’s blog.

4th period  Reading 6th/7th

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  •  The following due dates are  March 16th.  Please see the following attachments for the book reviews. Nonfiction Book Review-1bfwjy3 Fiction Book Review-1fke910
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.

6th grade:  Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz  7th: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Standards we will cover:

6th:RL 6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

RL 6.5 Analyze how a particular scene fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the plot

RL 6.3 Describe how a story’s plot unfolds and how the characters changes as the plot moves towards a resolution

7th:

RL7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

RL7.3  Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact

Monday:

6th grade:  We will read chapters 23-24 of our WW II novels.  Finish I AM poem about main characters.  Students will make inferences about their main characters (based on their actions, feelings, emotions, and etc.) Using textual evidence or paraphrase and then illustrate their poems.

7th grade: We will finish reading Chapter 12.  We will have a comprehension quiz over chapter 12.  Continue to work on  newspaper article to retell the account in chapter 6. Reread the account of the rescue from the burning church in chapter 6 and imagine that you are a reporter covering the event.  In the organizer, collect facts to answer the questions of who, what, when, where, and why or how.  If the facts can’t be found in the story, use your imagination.  You must include all of these elements of a newspaper.

Tuesday:

Whole group lesson about conflict.  Watch video clip about conflict in literature. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XfAk5wQYA4   We will do Famous Conflict Sort with partners.  Then do guided notes on literary devices, conflict, and types of conflict.  See attachment for guided notes. conflict notes

Both grade levels:  We will apply conflict to three reading passages.  You will have homework tonight: READING PASSAGE SCIENCE FAIR.

Closing:

6th: Written response: What is one conflict from your WWII novel?  What type of  conflict (external/internal)?  How has the conflict changed the character?

7th: Written response:  What are two conflicts from your novel?  What type of conflict (external/internal)?  How has the conflicts changed the character?

Wednesday:

Conflict Paddles: Pass out the internal and external conflict paddles.   Next, explain to students that you will be reading them conflict clues. After you read each clue, they should use their paddle to note if the clue you read is an internal or external conflict. Review guided notes from Tuesday with the game hot seat.  Do Guided Notes “Types of Conflict.”  See attachment for notes.  types of conflicts  Use movie clip for types of conflict.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IHUuZ8Evag   

Both grade level will fill out conflict charts for their novels.  Pick four conflicts.  What were the conflicts? What type of conflicts?  How did the conflicts propel the plot? How did the character  or characters change as the plot proceeds to a resolution?  You have to use textual evidence to support your conflicts.     

Thursday:

6th/7th:

You will have a homework sheet tonight Bundle of Sticks that is due tomorrow. 

Pass out the “Conflict Task Cards” answer sheets. Have students take turns reading each task card and then writing the type of conflict it reflects on their answer sheets. When partnerships are finished, students can join up with a new partner and review their responses.

6th:  Continue to read WWII book.  Read chapter 25  Start working on IN THE MIND OF MY CHARACTER.  The students will pick four to five conflicts.  There needs to be a mixture of internal and external conflicts.  Each conflict needs to have textual evidence to support the conflicts.  They will write the quotes on a strip of paper and then illustrate the conflicts around the outline of their character. The written response needs to be a paragraph in length.  Then pick three of their conflicts and explain how the conflicts are important to the plot, and how the events changed/shaped the main character.

7th:

CHARACTER INSTAGRAM POST:

CHECK ITEMS OFF YOUR LIST AS YOU FINISH THEM.  YOU MUST COMPLETE THE OUTLINE AND PLANNING GUIDE BEFORE YOU CAN BEGIN THE NEXT STEP IN THIS PROJECT.  THIS PROJECT IS IN CLASS ONLY, SO USE YOUR TIME WISELY!

Pick a main character from the novel: Possible Characters: Ponyboy, Darry, Sodapop, Johnny, Two-Bit, Dally, Steve, Bob, Randy, Cherry. Your post should reflect the attitudes, voice, and perspective of the character you are replicating, not your own.

Create an “Instagram” profile page for this character. Include 2-3 sentence about your character.  In the 6-squares where your pictures would typically be, only write the chapter number (this will save you a lot of time). 

Include Instagram name.

Recreate  a scene from 6 chapters of your choice. Jot down an idea of what picture you will draw during your final project.  *Do not waste your time drawing detailed pictures while you’re planning.

Come up with a related #hashtag for each photo.

Include a comment from another character in the novel.  *This comment will be inferred. 

Be creative!

Written Response: This needs to be a paragraph in length.  Then pick four to five of the conflicts and explain how the conflicts are important to the plot, and how the events changed/shaped the main character.

Friday:

6th:  Continue to read WWII book.  Read chapter 26  Continue working on IN THE MIND OF MY CHARACTER.  The students will pick four to five conflicts.  There needs to be a mixture of internal and external conflicts.  Each conflict needs to have textual evidence to support the conflicts.  They will write the quotes on a strip of paper and then illustrate the conflicts around the outline of their character. The written response needs to be a paragraph in length.  Then pick three of their conflicts and explain how the conflicts are important to the plot, and how the events changed/shaped the main character.

CHARACTER INSTAGRAM POST:

CHECK ITEMS OFF YOUR LIST AS YOU FINISH THEM.  YOU MUST COMPLETE THE OUTLINE AND PLANNING GUIDE BEFORE YOU CAN BEGIN THE NEXT STEP IN THIS PROJECT.  THIS PROJECT IS IN CLASS ONLY, SO USE YOUR TIME WISELY!

Pick a main character from the novel: Possible Characters: Ponyboy, Darry, Sodapop, Johnny, Two-Bit, Dally, Steve, Bob, Randy, Cherry. Your post should reflect the attitudes, voice, and perspective of the character you are replicating, not your own.

Create an “Instagram” profile page for this character. Include 2-3 sentence about your character.  In the 6-squares where your pictures would typically be, only write the chapter number (this will save you a lot of time). 

Include Instagram name.

Recreate  a scene from 6 chapters of your choice. Jot down an idea of what picture you will draw during your final project.  *Do not waste your time drawing detailed pictures while you’re planning.

Come up with a related #hashtag for each photo.

Include a comment from another character in the novel.  *This comment will be inferred. 

Be creative!

Written Response: This needs to be a paragraph in length.  Then pick four to five of the conflicts and explain how the conflicts are important to the plot, and how the events changed/shaped the main character.

5th period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

6th period ELA Please refer to Ms. Roche’s blog.

7th period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

Week of February 10, 2020

 

This year’s Dickerson Dash 5K will be held Friday, March 13, at 7:45 pm.

This year’s theme is Zombie Run.  Runners can expect to be splashed with red color powder along the race and can even purchase red color packets to throw on themselves or friends.  Watch out!  There may be some zombie sightings along the race course too!  Community sponsors will have tents set up on campus and may have swag and coupons to pick up.  Participants may choose to dress as a human or a zombie!

(The color powders are high quality and safe.  All FDA food grade and biodegradable ingredients are used. The powders are certified cosmetics in Europe (safe for skin), certified non-dust explosive in the USA and Europe, and safe for the environment.)

Packet Pick Up is scheduled for Sunday, March 8 from 1 pm – 5 pm at Road Runner Sports East Cobb.  Pick up your packet there, and Road Runner Sports will donate $1.25 per packet back to the school!

 

3rd period Please refer to Ms Engkaninan’s blog.

4th period  Reading 6th/7th

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  •  The following due dates are  February 24th and March 16th.  Please see the following attachments for the book reviews.  Nonfiction Book Review-1bfwjy3 Fiction Book Review-1fke910
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.

6th:

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 story’s plot unfolds and how the characters changes as the plot moves towards a resolution

RL 6.5 Analyze how a particular scene fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the plot.

7th:

RL7.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

RL7.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

RL7.3  Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact

 

Monday: We will take touchstone assessment for third quarter.

7th:  Continue to work on character analysis posters.  With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.  Students will need 1 quote for what the character says, 2 examples for what the character does, 1 example for what the character thinks, and 1 example for the character’s emotions.  You will have a learning check over vocabulary for chapters 11-12.  Please use the documents to study.  voc chapter 12 voc chapter 11

6th:  Finish character suitcase activity. Imagine the main character of your novel could pack a suitcase with 6-10 items they would want or need.   Draw or print pictures of the items then write a paragraph explaining why you included these items.  You have to have textual evidence to support the items in your suitcase.

Tuesday: 

6th: We will continue to work on your choice boards and skill based activities. Read Chapter 18-19 of Prisoner B-3087.  You will have a comprehension quiz over chapters 17-19.   Journal prompt: Write a paragraph explaining how the character has behaved in the first half of the novel. Be specific.  You will refer to the information again at the end of the novel to explain the change the main character went from the beginning of the novel to the end of the novel. Continue to work on character suitcase.   Imagine the main character of your novel could pack a suitcase with 6-10 items they would want or need.   Draw or print pictures of the items then write a paragraph explaining why you included these items.  You have to have textual evidence to support the items in your suitcase.

7th:  We will finish reading Chapter 10.  You will have a comprehension quiz over chapter 10.  Please review the document for the vocabulary for chapter 11.  You will have a learning check over this information on Friday.  voc chapter 11  Journal prompt: Write a paragraph explaining how the character has behaved in the first half of the novel. Be specific.  You will refer to the information again at the end of the novel to explain the change the main character went from the beginning of the novel to the end of the novel.  Write a newspaper article to retell the account in chapter 6. Reread the account of the rescue from the burning church in chapter 6 and imagine that you are a reporter covering the event.  In the organizer, collect facts to answer the questions of who, what, when, where, and why or how.  If the facts can’t be found in the story, use your imagination.  You must include all of these elements of a newspaper.

Wednesday: 

6th: We will continue to work on your choice boards and skill based activities.  Read chapters 20-21 of Prisoner B-3087. Journal Response: What Would You Do? What if you were going through the same events that the main character is going through in the novel?  Would you react the same as the character or would you do things differently?  Write a paragraph explaining how your actions would be similar or different form the character’s.  Finish character suitcase. Imagine the main character of your novel could pack a suitcase with 6-10 items they would want or need.   Draw or print pictures of the items then write a paragraph explaining why you included these items.  You have to have textual evidence to support the items in your suitcase.

7th: We will start reading Chapter 11.  Journal Response: What Would You Do?  What if you were going through the same events that the main character is going through in the novel?  Would you react the same as the character or would you do things differently?  Write a paragraph explaining how your actions would be similar or different form the character’s.    Write a newspaper article to retell the account in chapter 6.  Reread the account of the rescue from the burning church in chapter 6 and imagine that you are a reporter covering the event.  In the organizer, collect facts to answer the questions of who, what, when, where, and why or how.  If the facts can’t be found in the story, use your imagination.  You must include all of these elements of a newspaper. Please study your vocabulary lists for chapters 11-12.  You will have a learning check over these words this Friday.  Use the attachments to study.  voc chapter 12    voc chapter 11

 

Thursday: 

6th:  Write a paragraph below explaining what you have learned about the Holocaust from reading this novel so far. Be specific.  We will continue to work  on skill focus activities.  Read Chapters 22-23 of Prisoner B-3087. Start I AM poem about main characters.  Students will make inferences about their main characters (based on their actions, feelings, emotions, and etc.) Using textual evidence or paraphrase and then illustrate their poems.

7th: Write a paragraph below explaining what you have learned about the main character from reading this novel so far. Be specific. Please view the document for the vocabulary for chapter 12.  You will have a learning check over this information on Friday. voc chapter 12 Finish reading Chapter 11. You will have a comprehension quiz over chapter 11.  Start I AM poem about main characters. Students will make inferences about their main characters (based on their actions, feelings, emotions, and etc.) Using textual evidence or paraphrase and then illustrate their poems.  The seventh graders will add a symbol to their poems and add two quotes to go along with their character’s symbol.  They will explain the importance of their symbol.

Friday: 

6th: We will continue to work on skill based activities. Written Response: If you could make this book into a movie, what scene would you use to open the movie?  Would you start the movie on page one or somewhere else in the novel?    Explain why you think this scene would grab the audience’s attention and interest.  Read Chapters 24-25 of Prisoner B-3087. You will have a comprehension quiz over 19-22.  Continue I AM poem about main characters.  Students will make inferences about their main characters (based on their actions, feelings, emotions, and etc.) Using textual evidence or paraphrase and then illustrate their poems.

7th: We will continue to work on skill based activities.  Written Response: If you could make this book into a movie, what scene would you use to open the movie?  Would you start the movie on page one or somewhere else in the novel? Explain why you think this scene would grab the audience’s attention and interest.  You will have a learning check over vocabulary for chapters 11-12.  We will do comprehension questions for chapter 12 using the RACE strategy.  Continue I AM poem about main characters. Students will make inferences about their main characters (based on their actions, feelings, emotions, and etc.) Using textual evidence or paraphrase and then illustrate their poems.  The seventh graders will add a symbol to their poems and add two quotes to go along with their character’s symbol.  They will explain the importance of their symbol.

5th period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

6th period ELA Please refer to Ms. Roche’s blog.

7th period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

Week of February 3, 2020

This year’s Dickerson Dash 5K will be held Friday, March 13, at 7:45 pm.

This year’s theme is Zombie Run.  Runners can expect to be splashed with red color powder along the race and can even purchase red color packets to throw on themselves or friends.  Watch out!  There may be some zombie sightings along the race course too!  Community sponsors will have tents set up on campus and may have swag and coupons to pick up.  Participants may choose to dress as a human or a zombie!

(The color powders are high quality and safe.  All FDA food grade and biodegradable ingredients are used. The powders are certified cosmetics in Europe (safe for skin), certified non-dust explosive in the USA and Europe, and safe for the environment.)

3rd period Please refer to Ms Engkaninan’s blog.

4th period  Reading 6th/7th

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  •  The following due dates are February 3rd, February 24th, and March 16th.  Please see the following attachments for the book reviews.  Nonfiction Book Review-1bfwjy3 Nonfiction Book Review-1bcfa9a
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.

6th grade:  Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

7th: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Standards we will cover:

6th:

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 towards a resolution.

7th:

Cite several pieces of 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

Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact

Monday: 

6th: Do literacy based skill activities.  Read Chapter 13-14 of Prisoner B-3087.   Continue to work on character analysis posters. With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.  Students will need 1 quote for what the character says, 2 examples for what the character does, 1 example for what the character thinks, and 1 example for the character’s emotions.

7th:  Do literacy-based skill activities.  We will review vocabulary for chapter 9.  Please use the document to preview vocabulary for this chapter.  voc. 9 Read Chapter 9 of The Outsiders.  We will do comprehension questions for chapter 9 using the RACE strategy. Continue to work on character analysis posters.  With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.  Students will need 1 quote for what the character says, 2 examples for what the character does, 1 example for what the character thinks, and 1 example for the character’s emotions.  Please make sure you review the documents for the vocabulary.  You will have a quiz on Thursday.  voc. 10 voc. 9

Tuesday: 

6th:  Read chapters 15-16 of Prisoner B-3087.  Journal response What Would you do? What if you were going through the same events that the main character is going through in the novel?  Would you react the same as the character or would you do things differently?  Write a paragraph explaining how your actions would be similar or different from the character’s.  What actions would be similar to yours and what actions would be different?  Continue to work on character analysis posters. With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.  Students will need 1 quote for what the character says, 2 examples for what the character does, 1 example for what the character thinks, and 1 example for the character’s emotions.

7th: You will have a comprehension quiz over chapter 9.  Read Chapter 10 of The Outsiders. Journal response What Would you do? What if you were going through the same events that the main character is going through in the novel?  Would you react the same as the character or would you do things differently?  Write a paragraph explaining how your actions would be similar or different from the character’s.  What actions would be similar to yours and what actions would be different?  Continue to work on character analysis posters. With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.  Students will need 1 quote for what the character says, 2 examples for what the character does, 1 example for what the character thinks, and 1 example for the character’s emotions.  Please make sure you review the documents for vocabulary.  You will have a quiz on Thursday.  voc. 10 voc. 9

Wednesday:

6th: Journal Response: If you could make part of the book into a movie, what scene would you use to open the movie?  Would you start the movie on page one or somewhere else in the novel? Explain.  Explain why you think this scene would grab the audience’s attention and interest. Read Chapters 17 and 18 of Prisoner B-3087. Finish character analysis posters.  With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.  Students will need 1 quote for what the character says, 2 examples for what the character does, 1 example for what the character thinks, and 1 example for the character’s emotions.

7th:  Journal Response: If you could make part of the book into a movie, what scene would you use to open the movie?  Would you start the movie on page one or somewhere else in the novel? Explain.  We will discuss vocabulary for chapter 10.  Please review vocabulary for chapter 10 using this document.  voc. 10   Finish character analysis posters.  With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.  Students will need 1 quote for what the character says, 2 examples for what the character does, 1 example for what the character thinks, and 1 example for the character’s emotions.  Please sure make you study the documents for the vocabulary.  You will have a vocabulary quiz tomorrow.  voc. 10 voc. 9

Thursday: 

6th: You will have a comprehension quiz over chapters 15-17.  Write a paragraph below explaining what you have learned about the Holocaust from reading this novel so far.  Be specific.  We will work on  literacy-based skill activities.  Read Chapters 19-20 of Prisoner B-3087.  Start character suitcase activity. Imagine the main character of your novel could pack a suitcase with 6-10 items they would want or need.   Draw or print pictures of the items then write a paragraph explaining why you included these items.  You have to have textual evidence to support the items in your suitcase.

7th: You will have a vocabulary quiz over chapters 9-10.  Write a paragraph below explaining what you have learned about the main character from reading this novel so far.  Be specific.  We will work on  literacy-based skill activities.  We will read the rest of chapter 11. Write a newspaper article to retell the account in chapter 6. Reread the account of the rescue from the burning church in chapter 6 and imagine that you are a reporter covering the event.  In the organizer, collect facts to answer the questions of who, what, when, where, and why or how.  If the facts can’t be found in the story, use your imagination.  You must include all of these elements of a newspaper.

 

Friday:

6th: We will finish our standard based activities.  Read Chapters 21-22 of Prisoner B-3087.  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 many use background knowledge and information from previous readings to help you.  Finish character suitcase activity. Imagine the main character of your novel could pack a suitcase with 6-10 items they would want or need.   Draw or print pictures of the items then write a paragraph explaining why you included these items.  You have to have textual evidence to support the items in your suitcase.

7th: We will finish our standard based activities. You will have a  comprehension quiz chapters 10-11.  Write a newspaper article to retell the account in chapter 6.  Reread the account of the rescue from the burning church in chapter 6 and imagine that you are a reporter covering the event.  In the organizer, collect facts to answer the questions of who, what, when, where, and why or how.  If the facts can’t be found in the story, use your imagination.  You must include all of these elements of a newspaper.  Start to write newspaper article using organizer.

5th period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

6th period ELA Please refer to Ms. Roche’s blog.

7th period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

 

 

 

Week of January 27, 2020

2nd period ELA Please refer to Ms. Roche’s blog

3rd period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

4th period Reading 6th/7th

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  •  The following due dates are February 3rd, February 24th, and March 16th.  Please see the following attachments for the book reviews. Fiction Book Review-1fke910 Nonfiction Book Review-1bfwjy3
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.

6th grade:  Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

7th: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Standards we will cover:

6th:

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

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

7th:

Cite several pieces of 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

Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact

Provide an objective summary of the text

Monday: 

6th:  Journal Response:  In literature, motivation is defined as a reason behind a character’s specific action or behavior. What motivates your novel’s main character?  Do literacy-based skill activities. We will read Chapter 7 of your novel.  Then do summarizing day four activity. You will summarize today’s reading by using SWBS strategy.  We will continue to work on knowledge portion of  the Bloom’s choice board.

7th:  Journal Response:  In literature, motivation is defined as a reason behind a character’s specific action or behavior. What motivates your novel’s main character?  Do literacy-based skill activities. We will review vocabulary for chapter 6.  Please use the document to study the vocabulary words.voc chapter 6  We will read Chapter 7 of The Outsiders.  Then do summarizing day four activity. You will summarize today’s reading by using SWBS strategy. We will answer Chapter 7 comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.  We will continue to work on knowledge portion of  the Bloom’s choice board.

Tuesday: 

6th: Journal response: Create a hashtag for your novel’s main character.  Explain why this hashtag would be an appropriate representation of your character. Read chapters 8-9 of Prisoner B-3087.  Do written response Holocaust and Main Character.   List five ways that the Holocaust has affected the book’s main character.  Give examples from the book to support their reasoning. Continue to work on standard based skill activities.  We will continue  to work on knowledge portion of the Bloom’s choice board.

7th: Journal response: Create a hashtag for your novel’s main character.  Explain why this hashtag would be an appropriate representation of your character.  You will have a  comprehension quiz over chapter 7. We will read Chapter 8 The Outsiders. We will answer Chapter 8 comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.  Do Character Interactions: (two different organizers depending on the readiness of the student) choose two characters form the novel and explain their relationship in the story, discuss an event, decision, or person that either spoiled (hurt) or strengthened (helped) their relationship.  Explain why.  Do this for two sets of characters.  We will continue  to work on knowledge portion of the Bloom’s choice board.

Wednesday: 

6th: Journal Response: Would you want to be friends with the main characters of your novel?  Why or why not?  Continue to work on literacy-based  skill activities. Read Chapters 10 and 11 of Prisoner B-3087. After reading, do analyzing the main character journal prompt.  Write a paragraph below explaining how the main character has behaved in the first half of the novel.  Be specific.  You will refer to the information again at the end of the novel to explain the change the main character went from the beginning of the novel to the end of the novel.  Start working on character analysis posters.  With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.  Students will need 1 quote for what the character says, 2 examples for what the character does, 1 example for what the character thinks, and 1 example for the character’s emotions.

7th: Journal Response: Would you want to be friends with the main characters of your novel?  Why or why not?  Continue to work on literacy-based  skill activities. Review vocabulary for Chapter 7.  Please use the document to study words.  voc Chapter 7   Read Chapter 9 of The Outsiders.  After reading, do analyzing the main character journal prompt.  Write a paragraph below explaining how the main character has behaved in the first half of the novel.  Be specific.  You will refer to the information again at the end of the novel to explain the change the main character went from the beginning of the novel to the end of the novel.  Start working on character analysis posters.  With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.  Students will need 1 quote for what the character says, 2 examples for what the character does, 1 example for what the character thinks, and 1 example for the character’s emotions.

Thursday: 

6th: Continue to work on literacy-based skill activities.  Read Chapters 12-13 of Prisoner B-3087.    While reading students will do a double entry journal.  Mark important quote with sticky notes as they read, then in second column write why the quote was important to the plot.  Continue to work on character analysis posters.  With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.  Students will need 1 quote for what the character says, 2 examples for what the character does, 1 example for what the character thinks, and 1 example for the character’s emotions.

7th:  Continue to work on literacy-based skill activities. Continue to work on character analysis posters. With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.  Students will need 1 quote for what the character says, 2 examples for what the character does, 1 example for what the character thinks, and 1 example for the character’s emotions. Do critical questions for chapter 7 and 8. These questions cover the following skills: plot and new character.  We will review vocabulary for chapter 8. Please study the vocabulary using the attachment.  voc chapter 8

Friday: 

6th: Written Response: Write an acrostic poem for your novel’s main character.  Finish standard based skill activities. Read Chapters 14-15 of Prisoner B-3087.  While reading do visualizing activity. Describe a scene from today’s reading on the lines below.  Draw a picture to illustrate what you pictured as you read.  Add as many details as possible.  You many use background knowledge and information from previous readings to help you. Finish character analysis posters. With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.  Students will need 1 quote for what the character says, 2 examples for what the character does, 1 example for what the character thinks, and 1 example for the character’s emotions. We will continue  to work on knowledge portion of the Bloom’s choice board.

7th: Write an acrostic poem for your novel’s main character.  Finish standard based skill activities.  You will have a  vocabulary quiz for chapters 6-8.  You can use your word lists for this quiz.  Finish character analysis posters.  With your group, create posters illustrating examples of what the main character of your novel says, does, thinks, and feels.  Students will need 1 quote for what the character says, 2 examples for what the character does, 1 example for what the character thinks, and 1 example for the character’s emotions.  We will continue  to work on knowledge portion of the Bloom’s choice board.

5th period Please refer to Ms Engkaninan’s blog

Week of January 20, 2020

2nd period ELA Please refer to Ms. Roche’s blog

3rd period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

4th period Reading 6th/7th

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  •  The following due dates are February 3rd, February 24th, and March 16th.  Please see the following attachments for the book reviews.  Nonfiction Book Review-1bfwjy3 Fiction Book Review-1fke910
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.

6th grade:  Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

7th: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Standards we will cover:

6th:

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

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

7th:

Cite several pieces of 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

Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact

Provide an objective summary of the text

Monday: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday:

7th: We will review vocabulary for chapter 4.  Please review vocabulary list for chapter 4 using the word document.  chapter 4  We will read chapter 4 of The Outsiders.  Do predicting day 1: Copy the last two sentences from your reading today. Close your book and make a prediction about what will happen next.  Prove your prediction is possible by giving two reasons that support your prediction.Do character study day 1: Think about the main character of the story. On the left side of the T-graph, list three character traits that you feel describe the character’s personality. On the right side, prove each character trait with evidence from the book.

6th:  Read chapters 1 and 2 of Prisoner B-3087.  Do predicting day 1: Copy the last two sentences from your reading today.  Close your book and make a prediction about what will happen next.  Prove your prediction is possible by giving two reasons that support your prediction. Do character study day 1: think about the main character of the story.  On the left side of the T-graph, list three character traits that you feel describe the character’s personality. On the right side, prove each character trait with evidence from the book.

Wednesday: 

7th: Do comprehension questions for chapter 4 using the RACE strategy.   Read Chapter 5 of The Outsiders.   Review the visual using FAST character’s (feelings, actions, speech, and thoughts).  Do in the Characters Shoes dairy entry. As the main character, write a journal expressing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  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.

6th: Journal Response: Who is the main character of your novel?  Identify 3 important things we should know about the character.  List 2 words that describe the character? Read Chapters 3 and 4 of Prisoner B-3087.   Review the visual using FAST character’s (feelings, actions, speech, and thoughts).  Do in the Characters Shoes dairy entry.  As the main character, write a journal expressing your thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  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.

Thursday:  

7th: Quiz over chapter 4 of The Outsiders.  Do comprehension questions for chapter 5 using the RACE strategy.  Read chapter 6 of The Outsiders.Do critical comprehension questions chapter 4.  (questions 1-3) These questions cover the following skills: plot, evidence, and tone.

6th:  Quiz over chapters 1-4 Prisoner B-3087.  Journal Response: If you could ask the main character from your novel a question, what would you ask them?  Why? Read Chapters 5 and 6 of Prisoner B-3087.  Do word study day 3. Find five words from chapters 1-6 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 tow 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 sentence in the book.  Draw a quick sketch of the word.  Use the word correctly in a sentence.

Friday:

7th:  Journal Response:  In literature, motivation is defined as a reason behind a character’s specific action or behavior.  What motivates your novel’s main character?  Use evidence from the text.  We will answer comprehension questions for chapter 6 using the RACE strategy.  Read Chapter 7 of The Outsiders.  While reading do visualizing activity day four activity. Describe a scene  from today’s reading on the lines below.  Draw a picture to illustrate what you pictured as you read.  Add as many details as possible.  You many use background knowledge and information from previous readings to help you.  Work on knowledge portion of Bloom’s Choice Board.  These projects will be done in class. 

 

6th: Journal Response:  In literature, motivation is defined as a reason behind a character’s specific action or behavior.  What motivates your novel’s main character?  Use evidence from the text.  Read Chapters 7 and 8 of Prisoner B-3087.  While reading do visualizing activity day four activity. Describe a scene  from today’s reading on the lines below.  Draw a picture to illustrate what you pictured as you read.  Add as many details as possible.  You many use background knowledge and information from previous readings to help you.  Work on knowledge portion of Bloom’s Choice Board.  These projects will be done in class. 

 

5th period Please refer to Ms Engkaninan’s blog

 

 

 

 

Week of January 13,2020

2nd period ELA Please refer to Ms. Roche’s blog

3rd period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

4th period Reading 6th/7th

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 5 books for third quarter.  The next due date is: January 21st.    Please see the following attachments for the book reviews.  Nonfiction Book Review-1bcfa9a Fiction Book Review-1fke910
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.

6th: Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz

7th: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Standards we will cover:

6th:

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

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

7th:

Cite several pieces of 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

Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact

Provide an objective summary of the text

Monday:

Both grades will take pretest for touchstones.

7th:

We will finish reading Chapter 2 of The Outsiders.  We will use the RACE strategy to answer comprehension questions for chapter 2.    You will have a comprehension check over chapter 2.  We will start working on critical thinking questions for chapter 2 . These questions cover the skills textual evidence, cause/effect, and summarizing.

6th:

We will review central idea and summarizing.  We will review these skills  using learning stations.

Tuesday:

Both grades will take pretest for touchstones.

7th:

We will finish reading Chapter 3 of The Outsiders.  We will use the RACE strategy to answer comprehension questions for chapter 3.

6th:

We will review central idea and summarizing.  We will review these skills using learning stations.

Wednesday:

7th:

We will finish comprehension questions for chapter 3 using the RACE strategy.  Take comprehension quiz over chapter 3.   We will do compare/contrast  (Greasers and Socs) chart for chapters 2 and 3.  We will start the following project in class: Choose an important character and event from today’s reading. Inside the head, write and illustrate things that you think they were thinking during the event. Be sure to include a lot of details!  You have to use textual evidence.  Do vocabulary for chapter 3.  Please see attachment for vocabulary words.  The Outsiders Chapter 3 voc

6th:

We will finish reviewing skills central idea and summarizing with learning stations.

Thursday:

7th:

We will finish the following project: Choose an important character and event from today’s reading. Inside the head, write and illustrate things that you think they were thinking during the event. Be sure to include a lot of details!  You have to use textual evidence based on chapter 3.  We will start working on critical thinking questions for chapter 3 . These questions cover the skills textual evidence and making inferences.

6th:

Holocaust and WWII web quest

Friday:

7th:

Start series of events: Draw 4 key scenes from the reading, and explain how the events are important to the novel’s plot.  You have to use textual evidence based on chapters 1-3.  The events have to be in the correct sequence. (in the correct order of the plot).  Do vocabulary for chapter 4.  Please see attachment for vocabulary words.  voc chapter 4 The Outsiders

6th:

Finish Holocaust and WWII web quest

5th period Please refer to Ms Engkaninan’s blog

Week of January 6, 2020

2nd period ELA Please refer to Ms. Roche’s blog

3rd period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

4th period Reading 6th/7th

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 5 books for third quarter.  The next due date is: January 21st.    Please see the following attachments for the book reviews.  Fiction Book Review-1fke910  Nonfiction Book Review-1bcfa9a
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.

6th: nonfiction article “The Girl Who Lived Forever”

7th: The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

Standards we will cover:

6th:

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

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

7th:

Cite several pieces of 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

Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact

Provide an objective summary of the text

Monday:  Take Scholastic Reading Inventory.

Tuesday:

6th grade: You will have a vocabulary quiz on Thursday.  Please use the attachment to study.  6th grade voc Do word maps  with the following words (emaciated, provisions, ransack, and liberate).  We will do a prediction activity with the article and read the article.    Finally, do vocabulary acquisition for the article.  Please study for your vocabulary quiz on Thursday.  Please see attachment.

7th grade: Read each statements dealing with themes covered in the novel.   Indicate whether you agree or disagree.   Choose one statement that you have a strong opinion about.  Copy the statement on the top lines.  Then, write a paragraph explaining why you strongly agree or disagree.  Be sure to provide clear reasons with examples to support your opinion. Read chapter 1 of the Outsiders.  Do character chart using chapter 1 of the novel.  Do vocabulary for chapter 1( asset, quivering, unfathomable, gingerly)  Please see attachment for list of definitions.  The Outsiders Chapter 1 voc 

You will have a vocabulary quiz on Thursday. Please use these attachments to study. The Outsiders Chapter 2 voc   

The Outsiders Chapter 1 voc

Wednesday:

6th: You will have a vocabulary quiz on Thursday.  Please use the attachment to study. 6th grade voc Pick three vocabulary words and write a sentence with each word.  We will finish reading article.  We will focus on answering comprehension questions that cover the following skills: (tone, text structure, vocabulary, mood, and making inferences).  You will start making a visual timeline for the article with descriptions for each event.

7th: We will use the RACE strategy to do comprehension questions for chapter 1 of  The Outsiders.  Take quiz over chapter 1 of The Outsiders.  Read Chapter 2 of the Outsiders.  We will do  critical thinking questions for chapter 1.   These questions focus on the following skills : plot, literary devices, POV, and  summarizing.  Do vocabulary for chapter 2.  (incredulous, scowled, nonchalantly, milling)  Please see attachment for list of definitions.  The Outsiders Chapter 2 voc

You will have a vocabulary quiz on Thursday.  Please use these attachments to study. The Outsiders Chapter 2 voc

The Outsiders Chapter 1 voc

Thursday:

6th:  We will reread the article.    Do after reading (Central Idea/Details and Objective Summary) sheet.  Then continue to work on timeline for article.

7th:  Do comprehension questions for chapter 2 1-4 using the RACE strategy.  Read Chapter 3 of the Outsiders.  We will start working on critical thinking questions for chapter 2 . These questions cover the skills textual evidence, cause/effect, and summarizing.

Friday:

6th: You will take a quiz over the article.  We will review summarizing with learning stations.

7th: You will take a quiz over chapter 2 of The Outsiders.  We will use the RACE strategy to do comprehension questions for chapter 3.  Do vocabulary for chapter 3 (gallantly, aloofness, ornery, winced)  Please see attachment for list of definitions.  The Outsiders Chapter 3 voc  We will do compare/contrast  (Greasers and Socs) chart for chapters 2 and 3.  We will start the following project in class: Choose an important character and event from today’s reading. Inside the head, write and illustrate things that you think they were thinking during the event. Be sure to include a lot of details!  You have to use textual evidence.

5th period Please refer to Ms Engkaninan’s blog

Week of December 16,2019

.2nd period ELA Please refer to Ms. Roche’s blog

3rd period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

4th period Reading 6th/7th

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 5 books for third quarter.  The next due date is: January 21st.    Please see the following attachments for the book reviews.  Nonfiction Book Review-1bcfa9a Fiction Book Review-1fgwzcz
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their peers are reading.

We are reading The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

Monday:  Finish study guide.  Please see attach for study guide.  We will have our test on Wednesday.  study guide westing game

Tuesday: We will review theme with power point and music clips.  Journal response:  Students will write two theme statements and give proof of their themes.  You will have test over the Westing Game.  Please use attachment to study.  study guide westing game

Wednesday:  Test over Westing Game.

Thursday:  We will read the Christmas Carol.  We will fill out a plot diagram and use the RACE strategy to answer comprehension questions.

Friday: We will finish reading the Christmas Carol.  We will fill out a plot diagram and use the RACE strategy to answer comprehension questions.

5th period Please refer to Ms Engkaninan’s blog.

6th period Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

Week of December 9,2019

1st period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

2nd period ELA Please refer to Ms. Roche’s blog

3rd period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

4th period Reading 6th/7th

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 4 books for second quarter.  The next due date is: December 9th  Please see the following attachments for the book reviews.  Nonfiction Book Review-1bfwjy3 Fiction Book Review-1fgwzcz
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their pees are reading.

We are reading The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

Monday: We are reading chapters 26-27 of the Westing Game.  Journal Response:  Which of the characters from the story changed the most during their time in Sunset Towers?  Support your answer with evidence from the story.

Tuesday:  We are reading chapters 28-29 of the Westing Game.  We will determine cause and effect relationships using these chapters.

Wednesday:  We will have a comprehension check for chapters 22-24.  We will read  Chapter 30 of the Westing Game.   Journal response:.  Evaluate and rate the novel.   Were you surprised how this story ended?  Why or why not?  Rate the novel and provide reasons for your choice.

Thursday;  We will work on your study guide for the novel.

Firday:  We will go over answers to the study guide.  Please see document for answers to study guide.  study guide westing game  We will review theme with power point and music clips.  Journal response:  Students will write two theme statements and give proof of their themes.

5th period Please refer to Ms Engkaninan’s blog.

Week of December 2, 2019

1st period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

2nd period ELA Please refer to Ms. Roche’s blog

3rd period ELA Please refer to Ms. Duda’s blog.

4th period Reading 6th/7th

  • Homework: Read 15-20 minutes in your Independent Reading book every night.     
  • Important Information: Begin bringing independent reading book to class everyday.
  • You need to read 4 books for second quarter.  The next due date is: December 9th  Please see the following attachments for the book reviews.  Nonfiction Book Review-1bfwjy3 Fiction Book Review-1fgwzcz
  • A book is considered 120 pages.
  • You may read anything that interests you.
  • Once you have finished a book, you will fill out a book review sheet, and turn it in to Mrs. Wyatt.  Once it is reviewed, you will put it in our class book review binder. This will give other students a chance to see what their pees are reading.

We are reading The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

Monday:  We will continue to read The Westing Game.

Tuesday: We will go over vocabulary list #3.  We will read chapter 19 of the Westing Game.  The main focus will using the details from chapter 19 to write a summary.

Wednesday:  You will pick three vocabulary words and use them in a sentence.  We will read chapters 20-21 of the Westing Game.  We will focus on comparing Turtle and Angela using character traits and supporting our inferences with textual evidence.

Thursday: We will read chapters 22-23 of the Westing Game.  We will focus on using context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar words in sentences.

Friday:  We will have a comprehension check over chapters 19-21.  We will read chapters 24-25 of the Westing Game.

5th period Please refer to Ms Engkaninan’s blog.