Week of November 27, 2017

1st period (8th grade )

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

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

We are reading Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.

Monday-We will read chapters 21 and 22.  We will work on visualizing and answering comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.  We will go over words on list 5.

Tuesday- We will read chapter 23. We will work on visualizing and answering comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.  We will work on vocabulary using list 5.  Please use attachment to review the vocabulary  list.https://quizlet.com/244147633/word-list-5-flash-cards/?new

Wednesday-We will read chapters 24-26.  We will work on imagery and answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.  We will work on vocabulary using list 5.  Please use attachment to review the vocabulary list.https://quizlet.com/244147633/word-list-5-flash-cards/?new

Thursday- We will have a test over list 5 today.   We will read chapter 27.  The comprehension focus will be identifying cause and effect relationships, and determining the importance of those events to the novel’s plot and characters.  We will answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.

Friday- We will read chapters 28 and 29.  We will start our choice board activities.

2nd period (6th grade)

We are reading Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

These are the standards we are covering:

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 sentence, chapter, or scene fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

These are the due dates for second quarter:

December 1st

December 15th

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

Monday- We will read chapters 24 and 25. We will start to work on our text message activity.  TextMessaging-Assignment-2ddrs3z-295uq7v

Tuesday-We will read chapters 26 and 27.  We will finish our text message activity.  TextMessaging-Assignment-2ddrs3z-295uq7v

Wednesday-We will read chapters 28-30.  We will do comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.  We will review for the test with jeopardy.

Thursday-We will have a test over the novel.  We will read a nonfiction mystery about the Lost Colony of Roanoke.

Friday- We will go to the library to return and check out books.  We will read a nonfiction mystery about Mary Celeste, the ghost ship.

3rd period (6th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog.

6th period (8th grade Reading)Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.

7th period (8th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.

 

Week of November 13, 2017

1st period (8th grade )

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

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

We are reading Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.

Monday-We will read chapters 14 and 15.  We will work on visualizing and answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.

Tuesday-We will read chapters 16 and 17.  We will answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.  The comprehension focus will be identifying cause and effect relationships, and determining the importance of those events to the novel’s plot and characters.

Wednesday-We will read chapter 19.  We will work on imagery and answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.

Thursday-We will read chapter 20.  We will work on writing summaries and answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.

Friday- We will read chapters 21 and 22.  We will work on visualizing and answering comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving break!

2nd period (6th grade)

We are reading Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

These are the standards we are covering:

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 sentence, chapter, or scene fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

These are the due dates for second quarter:

November 17th

December 1st

December 15th

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

Monday- We will read chapters 18 and 19 and discuss theme.  We will work on our text message assignments.  Please see attachment for directions.  TextMessaging-Assignment-2ddrs3z-295uq7v

Tuesday- We will read chapter 20 and finish our text message assignments.  Please see attachment for directions. TextMessaging-Assignment-2ddrs3z-295uq7v

Wednesday-We will read chapter 21 and type our text messages.  Please see attachment for directions.  TextMessaging-Assignment-2ddrs3z-295uq7v

Thursday-We will read chapters 22 and 23.  Then do comprehension questions for chapters 17-20 using the RACE strategy.

Friday-We will have  a comprehension quiz over chapters 16-18.  We will read chapter 24 and add more clues to our case files.

3rd period (6th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog. Please use site and study for test on this Tuesday. https://www.quia.com/quiz/6557722.html

6th period (8th grade Reading)Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog. Please use link for test on Wednesday. https://quizlet.com/244147633/word-list-5-flash-cards/?new

7th period (8th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.  Please use link for test on Wednesday.  https://quizlet.com/244147633/word-list-5-flash-cards/?new

 

Week of November 6, 2017

1st period (8th grade )

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language

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

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

We are reading Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko. 

Remember to return in your quarter page by this Friday, November 10th.  Please see attachment for sheet.  Quarter-Pager-2nci9l0 (1)-repr5j

Monday- We will read Chapter 12 and discuss character traits and making inferences.  We will answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.

Tuesday-no school/teacher workday

Wednesday-We will read Chapter 13 and focus on writing summaries.  We will answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.

Thursday-We will read Chapter 14 and discuss idioms.  We will identify idioms using the novel and interpret their meanings.

Friday- We will have a comprehension and vocabulary quiz over chapters 9-15. Please use attachment to study for vocabulary words.  study guide for quiz 1-21l7ha1  We will read chapters 15 and 16.  We will answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.  The comprehension focus will be identifying cause and effect relationships, and determining the importance of those events to the novel’s plot and characters.

I will introduce the choice board to the class.  Some of the choices will include: Rewrite your favorite chapter/scene in the story into a script. Then perform your play with a small group of classmates.  Al Capone Does My Shirts is written from Moose’s point of view.  How would the novel be different if it wasn’t told from his perspective?  Rewrite a chapter from Piper’s point of view, Create a Quote Quilt by folding your paper into 4 sections.  Write 1 important quote in each part.  On the back, explain why each quote is so important.  Compare and contrast Moose and Piper by using a Venn Diagram.  Explain the similarities and differences in two well-written paragraphs.  Create a figurative language booklet in which you collect at least 5 examples of figurative language.  You must identify the type of figurative language and explain its meaning.  Create a power point or imovie presentation on the life of Al Capone, Design a brochure for visiting Alcatraz Island, or Create a poster that provides information for Autism Awareness.  Your poster should include important information, be organized and eye-catching.

2nd period (6th grade)

We are reading Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.

These are the standards we are covering:

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 sentence, chapter, or scene fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

These are the due dates for second quarter:

November 17th

December 1st

December 15th

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

Monday- We will read chapter 15 and work on our wanted posters.

Tuesday- no school/ teacher workday

Wednesday-We will read chapter 16 and add more clues to our case files.  We will work more on our wanted posters.

Thursday-We will read chapters 17 and 18.  We will review theme and start to work on text message conversations.  Please see attachment for directions. TextMessaging-Assignment-2ddrs3z-295uq7v

Friday-We will have a comprehension quiz over chapters 12-14.  We will continue to work on text message conversations.  Please see attachment for directions.  TextMessaging-Assignment-2ddrs3z-295uq7v

3rd period (6th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog. Please use site and study for test on Tuesday. https://www.quia.com/quiz/6557722.html

6th period (8th grade Reading)Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.

7th period (8th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.

 

 

 

Week of October 30, 2017

1st period (8th grade )

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language

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

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

We are reading Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.

Remember Quarter Page is due on November 6th.  Please see attached for sheet.  Quarter-Pager-2nci9l0 (1)-repr5j

Monday- We will read chapters 6 and 7 and answer questions using the RACE strategy.

Tuesday-We will read chapter 8 and use the RACE strategy to answer comprehension questions.  We will  focus on examples of  similes and metaphors and interpret their meanings using chapters 1-8.

Wednesday- We will read chapter 9 and discuss the character traits of Moose Flanagan, Piper Williams, Natalie Flanagan, and Theresa Mattaman.  We will  focus on examples of  exaggeration and interpret their meanings using chapters 1-9.

Thursday- We will read chapter 10.  We will review character traits and add to our character trading cards or chart for the following characters: Jimmy Mattaman and Annie.  We will focus on examples of personification and interpret their meanings using chapters 1-10.

Friday- We will have a comprehension check over chapters 1-10. Please use this attachment.   study guide for quiz 1-21l7ha1We will read chapter 11.  The comprehension focus will be cause/effect and how the plot  will cause changes in the characters, especially  Moose and his parents.  I will introduce the choice board to the class.  Some of the choices will include: Rewrite your favorite chapter/scene in the story into a script. Then perform your play with a small group of classmates.  Al Capone Does My Shirts is written from Moose’s point of view.  How would the novel be different if it wasn’t told from his perspective?  Rewrite a chapter from Piper’s point of view, Create a Quote Quilt by folding your paper into 4 sections.  Write 1 important quote in each part.  On the back, explain why each quote is so important.  Compare and contrast Moose and Piper by using a Venn Diagram.  Explain the similarities and differences in two well-written paragraphs.  Create a figurative language booklet in which you collect at least 5 examples of figurative language.  You must identify the type of figurative language and explain its meaning.  Create a power point or imovie presentation on the life of Al Capone, Design a brochure for visiting Alcatraz Island, or Create a poster that provides information for Autism Awareness.  Your poster should include important information, be organized and eye-catching.

2nd period (6th grade)

These are the due dates for second quarter:

November 17th

December 1st

December 15th

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

We are reading Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.   

These are the standards we will be covering with the novel:

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

Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, or scene fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot

Monday- We will read chapter 11 and work on comprehension questions using the RACE strategy.

Tuesday- We will work on vocabulary and read chapter 12.  We will  add more clues to our files using chapters 11 and 12.

Wednesday-We will review character traits and read Chapter 13.  We will add more clues to our files using chapter 13.

Thursday-We will read chapter 14.  We will start to work on our wanted posters using our detective files.

Friday-We will have a comprehension check over chapters 9-11.  We will continue to work on our wanted posters using our detective files.  Please bring your library books.

3rd period (6th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog.  This is your homework tonight.  TextMessaging-Assignment-2ddrs3z-295p8ks

6th period (8th grade Reading)Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.

7th period (8th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.

 

Week of October 23, 2017

1st period (8th grade )

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language

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

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

We are reading Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.

Remember Quarter Page is due on November 6th.  Please see attached for sheet.  Quarter-Pager-2nci9l0 (1)-repr5j

Please use the link to study for the vocabulary test on Friday.   https://quizlet.com/234006901/word-list-4-flash-cards/?new

Monday- We will read Chapter 3.   We will apply the visualization strategy using the characters Piper, Moose, Natalie, and Theresa.  Please look over list of words for list 4. word list 4-1e1qk3q

Tuesday- We will review the words from list 4.  We will read Chapters 4 and 5.  Then we will discuss how the author uses figurative language in the novel.   The main focus will be similes and metaphors.  Please look over list of words for list 4. word list 4-1e1qk3q

Wednesday- We will read Chapter 6.  Then we will discuss how the author uses figurative language in the novel.  The main focus will be on hyperbole/exaggerations.  Please look over list of words for list 4. word list 4-1e1qk3q

Thursday- We will review for vocabulary test with jeopardy.  Please look over list of words for list 4.  word list 4-1e1qk3q

Friday- We will have test over words for list 4.  We will read Chapter 7. Then we will discuss how the author uses figurative language in the novel. The main focus will be on personification.  We will make text connections using events in the story.  (text-to-self, text-to-text)

2nd period (6th grade)

First Paw Print is due October 27th. for second quarter.    Please use the following attachments.

These are the due dates for second quarter:

November 17th

December 1st

December 15th

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

We are reading Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.   

These are the standards we will be covering with the novel:

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

Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, or scene fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

Monday- We will read Chapter 8 of The Westing Game.  We will answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy and add more clues to our detective files.

Tuesday- We will read Chapters 9 and 10.  We will answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy and add more clues to our detective files.

Wednesday- We will read Chapters 11 and 12. We will answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy and add more clues to our detective files.

Thursday-We will read Chapter 13 and add more clues to our detective files.

Friday-We will have a quiz over chapters 7-9.  We will start to work on our wanted posters using our detective files.   Please bring your library books.

3rd period (6th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog.  Quizlet for The Westing Game vocabulary Chapters 9 – 12  quiz on October 27th.
Quia for the second Westing Game quiz.

6th period (8th grade Reading)Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog. Test over list 4 on Wednesday.  Use link below to study.

https://quizlet.com/234006901/word-list-4-flash-cards/?new

7th period (8th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.

https://quizlet.com/234006901/word-list-4-flash-cards/?new

 

Week of October 16, 2017

1st period (8th grade )

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language

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

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

We are reading Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.

Remember Quarter Page is due on November 6th.  Please see attached for sheet.  Quarter-Pager-2nci9l0 (1)-repr5j

Please use the link to study for the vocabulary test on Wednesday.   https://quizlet.com/234006901/word-list-4-flash-cards/?new

Monday- We are reading an article about Al Capone and working on the THIEVES strategy.  We will also work on summarizing.  Please look over list of words for list 4. word list 4-1e1qk3q

Tuesday- We will read Chapters 1 and 2 and discuss how the author uses imagery.  Please look over list of words for list 4. word list 4-1e1qk3q

Wednesday-We will read Chapter 3.   We will apply the visualization strategy using the characters Piper, Moose, Natalie, and Theresa.  Please look over list of words for list 4. word list 4-1e1qk3q

Thursday- We will review the words from list 4.  We will read Chapters 4 and 5.  Then we will discuss how the author uses figurative language in the novel.   The main focus will be similes and metaphors.  Please look over list of words for list 4. word list 4-1e1qk3q

Friday- We will have a test over word list 4.  We will read Chapter 6.  Then we will discuss how the author uses figurative language in the novel.  The main focus will be on hyperbole/exaggerations.  Please look over list of words for list 4. word list 4-1e1qk3q

2nd period (6th grade)

First Paw Print is due October 27th. for second quarter.    Please use the following attachments.

These are the due dates for second quarter:

November 17th

December 1st

December 15th

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

We are reading Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.   

These are the standards we will be covering with the novel:

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

Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, or scene fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

Monday- We will read Chapter 8 of The Westing Game.  We will answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy and add more clues to our detective files.

Tuesday- We will read Chapters 9 and 10.  We will answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy and add more clues to our detective files.

Wednesday- We will read Chapters 11 and 12. We will answer comprehension questions using the RACE strategy and add more clues to our detective files.

Thursday-We will read Chapter 13 and add more clues to our detective files.

Friday-We will have a quiz over chapters 10-12.  We will start to work on our wanted posters using our detective files.   Please bring your library books.

3rd period (6th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog.

6th period (8th grade Reading)Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog. Test over list 4 on Wednesday.  Use link below to study.

7th period (8th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.

October 9, 2017

1st period (8th grade )

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

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

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly support what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

Determine a central idea of the text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including the relationship to the supporting ideas

We are reading Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.  

Monday- We will go over list 4 words and brainstorm synonyms and antonyms.  Please study word list.  word list 4-1e1qk3q

Tuesday- We will discuss the answers to mini-touchstone 2.  We will use the strategy (THIEVES) to write a summary with an article about Al Capone.

Wednesday-We will continue to work on vocabulary from list 4.  Please study word list.  word list 4-1e1qk3q

Thursday-We will start our novel study with Al Capone Does My Shirts.  We will read Chapter 1 and  use the RACE strategy to answer comprehension questions.  The comprehension skills will be imagery,  citing textual evidence,  making inferences, and vocabulary.

Friday-We will continue our novel study.  We will read Chapter 2 and use the RACE strategy to answer comprehension questions.  The comprehension skills will be compare/contrast using character traits, citing textual evidence,  making inferences, and vocabulary.  We are going to the media center to check out and return books.  

2nd period (6th grade)

First Paw Print is due October 27th. for second quarter.    Please use the following attachments.

These are the due dates for second quarter:

November 17th

December 1st

December 15th

 

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

We are reading Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.   

These are the standards we will be covering with the novel:

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 sentence, chapter, or scene fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

L6.6 Acquire and use accurately grade appropriate general academic and domain specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression

Monday: We will review the elements of a mystery and read some short mysteries.  We will read Chapters 1 and 2 of The Westing Game and start working on our detective files.

Tuesday-We will read Chapters 3 and 4 of The Westing Game and add to  our detective files.

Wednesday-We will read Chapters 5-8 of The Westing Game and add to our detective files.

Thursday-We will read Chapters 9-12 of The Westing Game and add to our detective files.

Friday- We will have a vocabulary/terminology quiz over the elements of a mystery.  We are going to the media center to check out and return books.

3rd period (6th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog.  We will start reading The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin this week.  

6th period (8th grade Reading)Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.

Please use the link at 7th period to study our words for the test tomorrow.

7th period (8th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.

https://quizlet.com/232612613/word-list-3-flash-cards/?new

October 2, 2017

1st period (8th grade )

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

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

Cite the textual evidence that most strongly support what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

We will start reading Al Capone Does My Shirts on October 11th.  

Monday-We will work on word list 3 vocabulary and our character biography projects.  Please see attached document for word list. word list 3-18qfx87

Tuesday- Please use word list to review words.  word list 3-18qfx87 We will continue to work on our character biography projects and vocabulary for word list 3.

Wednesday- Your character biography projects are due.  We will review for your vocabulary test.  The vocabulary test will be tomorrow.  Please use the word list to review the words.  word list 3-18qfx87

Thursday- You will have your vocabulary test over list 3 today.  We will discuss theme with Small Steps and start on theme assignments.

Choose 2 of the following to complete:

Coat of Arms- Identify a theme from the memoir. Write the theme in the ribbon below the shield.  In the shield, illustrate 4 scenes from the memoir that exemplify or supports your thematic choice.

Theme Haiku- Write a haiku using the template with a theme from the memoir as your topic.

Theme Comic Strip- Create a comic strip in which the characters’ actions and plot imply a theme similar to one presented in the memoir.  (Your comic SHOULD NOT simply be a summary of the memoir so far)

Written Comparison – Identify a theme from the novel and connect it to 2-3 other texts, movies, or songs that teach the same lesson.  Your response should be approx. 3 paragraphs, explain how the theme is presented in the novel and the other works as well as any similarities and/or differences in the presentation of the theme.

Friday- We will have finish theme assignments.

Choose 2 of the following to complete:

Coat of Arms- Identify a theme from the memoir. Write the theme in the ribbon below the shield.  In the shield, illustrate 4 scenes from the memoir that exemplify or supports your thematic choice.

Theme Haiku- Write a haiku using the template with a theme from the memoir as your topic.

Theme Comic Strip- Create a comic strip in which the characters’ actions and plot imply a theme similar to one presented in the memoir.  (Your comic SHOULD NOT simply be a summary of the memoir so far)

Written Comparison – Identify a theme from the novel and connect it to 2-3 other texts, movies, or songs that teach the same lesson.  Your response should be approx. 3 paragraphs, explain how the theme is presented in the novel and the other works as well as any similarities and/or differences in the presentation of the theme.

2nd period (6th grade)

We will start reading The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin on October 9th,

First Paw Print is due October 6th.  Please use the following attachments.

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

These are the standards we are covering by reading a nonfiction article “Lost in Death Valley.”

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.

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

Monday- We will finish our survival guide projects.  Your brochure should begin with a paragraph explaining what to expect from an environment such as the cay.  Your brochure must also include at least four ideas/tips that would help someone survive in conditions similar to Phillip’s.  For each idea/tip, include a written description as well as a picture.

Tuesday-We will preview the vocabulary and do a prediction activity with the text features for the article “Lost in Death Valley.”

Wednesday-We will discuss tone and mood with the article.  We will also work on our vocabulary maps.

Thursday-We will discuss central idea and supporting details using the article “Lost in Death Valley.”  We will also share some of our survival handbooks.

Friday- We will take comprehension quiz over “Lost in Death Valley.”  We will discuss how to write a good summary about the article using the GIST strategy.

3rd period (6th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog.  We will start reading The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin this week.  

6th period (8th grade Reading)Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.

7th period (8th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.

 

 

 

 

September 18, 2017

1st period (8th grade )

8RI4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

8RL3: Analyze how lines of dialogue or incidents in a story propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

8RI1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly support what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

Monday- We will read Chapters 13 and 14 of Small Steps and work on character analysis using these chapters and work on comprehension questions using RACE strategy to cite textual evidence. We will also start our theme projects.

Choose 2 of the following to complete:

Coat of Arms- Identify a theme from the memoir. Write the theme in the ribbon below the shield.  In the shield, illustrate 4 scenes from the memoir that exemplify or supports your thematic choice.

Theme Haiku- Write a haiku using the template with a theme from the memoir as your topic.

Theme Comic Strip- Create a comic strip in which the characters’ actions and plot imply a theme similar to one presented in the memoir.  (Your comic SHOULD NOT simply be a summary of the memoir so far)

Written Comparison – Identify a theme from the novel and connect it to 2-3 other texts, movies, or songs that teach the same lesson.  Your response should be approx. 3 paragraphs, explain how the theme is presented in the novel and the other works as well as any similarities and/or differences in the presentation of the theme.

Tuesday- We will read Chapter 15 of Small Steps and work on character analysis using this chapters and work on comprehension questions using RACE strategy to cite textual evidence. We will also start our theme projects.

Choose 2 of the following to complete:

Coat of Arms- Identify a theme from the memoir. Write the theme in the ribbon below the shield.  In the shield, illustrate 4 scenes from the memoir that exemplify or supports your thematic choice.

Theme Haiku- Write a haiku using the template with a theme from the memoir as your topic.

Theme Comic Strip- Create a comic strip in which the characters’ actions and plot imply a theme similar to one presented in the memoir.  (Your comic SHOULD NOT simply be a summary of the memoir so far)

Written Comparison – Identify a theme from the novel and connect it to 2-3 other texts, movies, or songs that teach the same lesson.  Your response should be approx. 3 paragraphs, explain how the theme is presented in the novel and the other works as well as any similarities and/or differences in the presentation of the theme.

Wednesday- We will read Chapters 16 and 17 of Small Steps and work on character analysis using these chapters and work on comprehension questions using the RACE strategy to cite textual evidence. We will also start our theme projects.

Choose 2 of the following to complete:

Coat of Arms- Identify a theme from the memoir. Write the theme in the ribbon below the shield.  In the shield, illustrate 4 scenes from the memoir that exemplify or supports your thematic choice.

Theme Haiku- Write a haiku using the template with a theme from the memoir as your topic.

Theme Comic Strip- Create a comic strip in which the characters’ actions and plot imply a theme similar to one presented in the memoir.  (Your comic SHOULD NOT simply be a summary of the memoir so far)

Written Comparison – Identify a theme from the novel and connect it to 2-3 other texts, movies, or songs that teach the same lesson.  Your response should be approx. 3 paragraphs, explain how the theme is presented in the novel and the other works as well as any similarities and/or differences in the presentation of the theme.

Thursday- We will read Chapter 18 of Small Steps and work on character analysis using this chapter and work on comprehension questions using RACE strategy to cite textual evidence. We will also start our theme projects.

Choose 2 of the following to complete:

Coat of Arms- Identify a theme from the memoir. Write the theme in the ribbon below the shield.  In the shield, illustrate 4 scenes from the memoir that exemplify or supports your thematic choice.

Theme Haiku- Write a haiku using the template with a theme from the memoir as your topic.

Theme Comic Strip- Create a comic strip in which the characters’ actions and plot imply a theme similar to one presented in the memoir.  (Your comic SHOULD NOT simply be a summary of the memoir so far)

Written Comparison – Identify a theme from the novel and connect it to 2-3 other texts, movies, or songs that teach the same lesson.  Your response should be approx. 3 paragraphs, explain how the theme is presented in the novel and the other works as well as any similarities and/or differences in the presentation of the theme.

Friday- We will read the epilogue of Small Steps and start to work on character biography projects.

2nd period (6th grade) These are the standards we are covering by reading The Cay by Theodore Taylor.

First Paw Print is due October 6th.  Please use the following attachments. Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

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.

Monday- We will read Chapter 19 of The Cay.  We will start to work on our theme choice assignments.

Theme Choice AssignmentChoose 1 of the following to complete.

  • Coat of Arms – Identify a theme from the novel. Write the theme in the ribbon below the shield.  In the shield, illustrate 4 scenes from the novel that exemplify or support your thematic choice.
  • Theme Haiku – Write a haiku using the template provided with a theme from the novel as your topic.
  • Theme Comic Strip – Create a comic strip in which the characters’ actions and plot imply a theme similar to one presented in the novel.

Tuesday-  We will continue to work on our theme choice assignments.

Theme Choice AssignmentChoose 1 of the following to complete.

  • Coat of Arms – Identify a theme from the novel. Write the theme in the ribbon below the shield.  In the shield, illustrate 4 scenes from the novel that exemplify or support your thematic choice.
  • Theme Haiku – Write a haiku using the template provided with a theme from the novel as your topic.
  • Theme Comic Strip – Create a comic strip in which the characters’ actions and plot imply a theme similar to one presented in the novel.

Wednesday- We will finish our theme assignments.

Theme Choice AssignmentChoose 1 of the following to complete.

  • Coat of Arms – Identify a theme from the novel. Write the theme in the ribbon below the shield.  In the shield, illustrate 4 scenes from the novel that exemplify or support your thematic choice.
  • Theme Haiku – Write a haiku using the template provided with a theme from the novel as your topic.
  • Theme Comic Strip – Create a comic strip in which the characters’ actions and plot imply a theme similar to one presented in the novel.

Thursday- We will have our test over The Cay and watch the movie.  We will work more on our survival guide projects and finish them after the break.  Your brochure should begin with a paragraph explaining what to expect from an environment such as the cay.  Your brochure must also include at least four ideas/tips that would help someone survive in conditions similar to Phillip’s.  For each idea/tip, include a written description as well as a picture.

Friday- We will finish our test and the movie.

3rd period (6th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog.

6th period (8th grade Reading)Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.

7th period (8th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.

September 11, 2017

1st period (8th grade )

8RI4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text

8RL3: Analyze how lines of dialogue or incidents in a story propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

8RI1 Cite the textual evidence that most strongly support what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text

Monday- No school

Tuesday- No school

Wednesday- We will review word list 3.  Please see attached document for word list. word list 3-18qfx87 We will continue with Small Steps and read chapters 11 and 12 and work on character analysis and comprehension questions using the RACE strategy to cite textual evidence.

Thursday-We will continue to do activities with word list 3.  We will continue with Small Steps and read chapter 13 and work on comprehension questions using RACE strategy to cite textual evidence. We will also start our theme projects.

Choose 2 of the following to complete:

Coat of Arms- Identify a theme from the memoir. Write the theme in the ribbon below the shield.  In the shield, illustrate 4 scenes from the memoir that exemplify or supports your thematic choice.

Theme Haiku- Write a haiku using the template with a theme from the memoir as your topic.

Theme Comic Strip- Create a comic strip in which the characters’ actions and plot imply a theme similar to one presented in the memoir.  (Your comic SHOULD NOT simply be a summary of the memoir so far)

Written Comparison – Identify a theme from the novel and connect it to 2-3 other texts, movies, or songs that teach the same lesson.  Your response should be approx. 3 paragraphs, explain how the theme is presented in the novel and the other works as well as any similarities and/or differences in the presentation of the theme.

Friday-We will read chapters 14 and 15 of Small Steps and work on character analysis and comprehension questions using the RACE strategy to cite textual evidence.  We will also work on our theme projects.

2nd period (6th grade) These are the standards we are covering by reading The Cay by Theodore Taylor.

First Paw Print is due October 6th.  Please use the following attachments. Paw Print – Fiction-2503m73

Paw Print – Non-Fiction-vd2r3s

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.

Monday- no school

Tuesday- no school

Wednesday- We will introduce theme and do theme activity with different  picture books.

Thursday- We will work on vocabulary and continue to read The Cay.  We will also start to work on our theme projects.

Theme Choice AssignmentChoose 2 of the following to complete.

  • Coat of Arms – Identify a theme from the novel. Write the theme in the ribbon below the shield.  In the shield, illustrate 4 scenes from the novel that exemplify or support your thematic choice.
  • Written Comparison – Identify a theme from the novel and connect it to 2-3 other texts, movies, or songs that teach the same lesson. Your response should be approx. 3 paragraphs, explain how the theme is presented in the novel and the other works as well as any similarities and/or differences in the presentation of the theme.
  • Theme Haiku – Write a haiku using the template provided with a theme from the novel as your topic.
  • Theme Comic Strip – Create a comic strip in which the characters’ actions and plot imply a theme similar to one presented in the novel.

Friday- We will continue  to read The Cay and work on theme projects. We will have a comprehension quiz over chapters 13-16.

Theme Choice AssignmentChoose 2 of the following to complete.

  • Coat of Arms – Identify a theme from the novel. Write the theme in the ribbon below the shield.  In the shield, illustrate 4 scenes from the novel that exemplify or support your thematic choice.
  • Written Comparison – Identify a theme from the novel and connect it to 2-3 other texts, movies, or songs that teach the same lesson. Your response should be approx. 3 paragraphs, explain how the theme is presented in the novel and the other works as well as any similarities and/or differences in the presentation of the theme.
  • Theme Haiku – Write a haiku using the template provided with a theme from the novel as your topic.
  • Theme Comic Strip – Create a comic strip in which the characters’ actions and plot imply a theme similar to one presented in the novel
  • 3rd period (6th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Bijit’s blog. We are reading The Cay by Theodore Taylor. We will have a quiz this Thursday.  Please use the attached study guide. The-Cay-Study-Guide-1luql38-121f85q
  • 6th period (8th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.
  • 7th period (8th grade Reading) Please refer to Ms. Scammacca’s blog.