February 11

February 11 – 15, 2019

Friday, 2/15;

AC Classes:

We took a quick “quizzer” on Chapter 1.

-We read Chapter 2

-MARK YOUR CALENDAR: SAT Unit 6 Vocab Quiz on Friday, 3/1.

 

OL Classes:

-We took a quiz on Chapters 1&2 of The Pearl.

-We read, annotated, and drew a visual based on the details of a non-fiction article (“The Ten Most Expensive Pearls in the World”).

-We had a Reading Guide progress check on Chapters 1&2.

-MARK YOUR CALENDAR: SAT Unit 6 Vocab Quiz on Friday, 3/1.

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Thursday, 2/14:

AC Classes:

-Groups presented their “A Day in the Life of the Working Poor” posters.

-We received Chapter 1 Questions and discussed the chapter. Chapter 1 Answer Key

-REMINDER: Students should select which of the three themes they would like to cite and analyze for the rest of the novel by TOMORROW!

 

OL Classes:

-Students read and discussed Chapter 3 of The Pearl.

-REMINDERS:

Open-book quiz on Chapters 1 and 2 is TOMORROW!

Chapters 1 and 2 of the READING GUIDE will be checked.

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Wednesday, 2/13:

AC Classes:

-WARM-UP: How can language change over time?  Give an example.

-We read Of Mice and Men- Chapter 1.

-We did a close reading activity on three passages from Chapter 1 (this will be collected tomorrow).

-We filled out steps 1 and 2 of the THEME CHART.  Students should select which of the three themes they would like to cite and analyze for the rest of the novel.

-MARK YOUR CALENDAR: SAT Unit 6 Vocab Quiz on Friday, 3/1.

 

OL Classes:

-WARM-UP: On p. 12, it says, “….and the neighbors departed so that the public shaming of Kino would not be in their eyes.”  Explain this quote.

-Students had time to work on the Chapter 2 questions/vocab sentences.  Chapter 2 Q&A

-We worked on an IMITATION WRITING assignment (it will be collected tomorrow).

-Students had class time to work on their READING GUIDE (chapters 1 & 2 will be checked on Friday).

-MARK YOUR CALENDAR: SAT Unit 6 Vocab Quiz on Friday, 3/1.

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Tuesday, 2/12:

AC Classes:

We reviewed the language and slang in the novel, and watched a documentary on John Steinbeck. 

-Students received Of Mice and Men “slang bookmarks”/Character Chart/Theme Chart.  Character List   Theme Chart

-Students finished working on “A Day in the Life of the Working Poor” group project.

REMINDER: BRING YOUR COPY OF OF MICE & MEN EVERY DAY STARTING TOMORROW!

 

 OL Classes:

– We completed a T-chart comparing the lifestyle of the Doctor to Kino. 

-Chapter 1 questions were distributed.  Students are to write sentences using the vocabulary words from the chapter on the back of the page.

-Students received the Guided Reading Assignment. Chapters 1-2 assignment will be checked this Friday (2/15). Create Reading Guide

-Students reviewed metaphors, similes, and personification.

-We read and discussed Chapter 2 of The Pearl.

REMINDER: Quiz on Chapters 1&2 of The Pearl on Friday (2/15)!

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Monday, 2/11:

AC Classes:

Students continued with “A Day in the Life of the Working Poor” group project.

OL Classes:

Students read and discussed Chapter 1 of The Pearl and the character chart was distributed.

There will be a quiz over chapters 1 and 2 on Friday, 2/15.

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February 4

February 4-8, 2019

Friday, 2/8:

AC Classes:

– We began an intro project for Of Mice and Men: “A Day in the Life of the Working Poor.”  Groups will work on this until Tuesday, and then we’ll start to read the book. PLEASE BRING YOUR COPY ON TUESDAY!

OL Classes:

-Students continued with introductory activities to set the stage for our study of John Steinbeck and The Pearl.  This included an anticipation writing response activity.  

STUDENTS NEED TO HAVE THEIR COPY OF THE PEARL ON MONDAY AS WE WILL START THE READING!

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Thursday, 2/7:

AC Classes:

-Students worked on the Constructed Response reading: “Burning a Book.”   It is due tomorrow along with the readings from earlier in the week (“More Facebook Friends, Fewer Real Ones” and “Total Control in North Korea”).

-We discussed the Migrant Experience in California in the 1930’s to prepare for our reading of Of Mice and Men.  

-Students did an anticipation guide for Of Mice and Men. Please be sure to finish the written portion tonight for homework. Anticipation Guide for OMAM.

OL Classes:

-Warm-ups were collected

-Students worked on the Constructed Response reading: “Identity.” It is due tomorrow along with the readings from earlier in the week (“More Facebook Friends, Fewer Real Ones” and “Conformity”).

-We prepared for our reading of The Pearl by discussing essential questions, the setting, parables, and Steinbeck’s inspiration.  We also watched a short biography on John Steinbeck.  

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Wednesday, 2/6:

All classes:

-Students were introduced to SAT Vocabulary- Unit 6 and made flashcards containing the definition, part of speech, and a visual representation.

SAT Vocabulary Packet

Book Reminder:

AC classes should bring a copy of Of Mice and Men tomorrow!

OL classes should bring a copy of The Pearl tomorrow!

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Tuesday, 2/5:

All Classes:

-Students typed and turned in their final copy of the INNER DIALOGUE response assignment.

-SAT Vocab will return on Wednesday with Unit 6.

***Students should bring their SAT Vocab packet and flashcards!

 

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Monday, 2/4:

-Students had time in class to work on a rough draft of their INNER DIALOGUE response assignment.

AC: Mildred’s POV

OC: The Giver’s POV

Students should be referring to the  rubric distributed on Friday.

-Students received “More Facebook Friends, Fewer Real Ones” and started answering the constructed response questions.

 

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January 31

Thurs, 1/31

ALL CLASSES:

-Students received an Inner Dialogue Keeper.

-Students read “The Pony Express” and practiced writing using INNER DIALOGUE.

Writing should include the following:

  • 10 sentences
  • 2 pieces of Figurative Language/Literary Devices
  • N2SSTSW (No Two Sentences Start the Same Way)- Vary your sentence starters- Brushstrokes & 8 Ways to Start a Sentence
  • Diction

AC: BRING YOUR FAHRENHEIT 451 BOOKS ON FRIDAY

OC: BRING YOUR COPY THE GIVER ON FRIDAY

 

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January 30

Wed, 1/30/19

ALL CLASSES:

-Students finished and submitted their PRINT AD.

-INTERNAL DIALOGUE was introduced and discussed.

 

REMINDERS:

-AC Classes need a copy of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men for next week.

-OL Classes need a copy of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl for next week.

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January 24

Thursday, 1/24

AC CLASSES:

***Fahrenheit 451 Unit Test is tomorrow (Fri, 1/25)***

  • Today- students reviewed Fahrenheit 451 characters and figurative language.  
  • Unit 3 Packet is due on Friday before the test.
    • Students should have the following assignments completed as part of the packet grade:
      • Character chart
      • Archetypes chart
      • Part 3 Vocab/Analysis Questions (same sheet)
      • Burning Bright Questions
      • Conflicts/Plot Diagram (same sheet)

OL CLASSES:

***The Giver Unit Test is tomorrow (Fri, 1/25)***

  • Today- students discussed LEGACY and reviewed for the test.
  • The Giver end of unit PACKET is due on Friday before the test.
    • Students should have the following assignments completed as part of the packet grade:
      • Character chart
      • Study Guide sheet
      • Chapters 20-23 review packet
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January 22

Tuesday, 1/22

VOCAB QUIZ

* All classes took a vocabulary quiz today.  Quiz grades for all classes have been posted.

 

BOOK ALERT…..

AC classes need a copy of John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men by Monday, February 4.

OL classes need a copy of John Steinbeck’s The Pearl by Monday, February 4.

     

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January 18

Friday, 1/18

AC CLASSES: 

*****Fahrenheit 451 Vocab Quiz #3 is on Tuesday (1/22)!***

-Students worked on the following assignments today:

1-Part 3 Vocab Sentences/Analysis Questions 

2- Part 3 Question Packet (Burning Bright)

3- Word Search

All 3 will be checked on Tuesday.

-Don’t forget….Fahrenheit 451 Unit Test is Friday, 1/25

 

OL CLASSES:

*****The Giver Vocab Quiz #2 is on Tuesday (1/22)!***

-Chapters 22/23 response questions were collected.

-Vocab review exercise 

HW: Chapters 20-23 packet distributed today…finish for Tuesday, 1/22

Don’t forget….The Giver Unit Test is Friday, 1/25

 

 

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January 14

JANUARY 14

AC CLASSES:
Quick Write #4

Quote connection writing activity begun

Vocab Quiz next Tuesday, 1/22

451 Test next Friday, 1/25

OL CLASSES:

Read and discussed Chapter 20 of the Giver

Vocab Quiz next Tuesday, 1/22

451 Test next Friday, 1/25

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January 9

JANUARY 9

AC Classes:

Read 451, part 3 until bottom of page 138

Students continued work on part 3 vocabulary and analysis questions

OL Classes:

Read and discussed Chapter 18 of the Giver

Submitted Symbolism sheet

Classwork was Chapter 18 Response sheet

The Giver Vocabulary quiz will be 1/22

The Giver Test will be 1/25

more info to come soon

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January 8

JANUARY 8

AC Classes: 

451 Part 3 Vocab Sheet distributed

Read 451 part 3 up to pg. 123

HW: Bring copy of 451 to class daily

OL Classes:

Symbolism Chart

Reading and Discussion of Chapter 17 in The Giver

HW: Complete Symbolism Chart

Bring copy of The Giver to class daily

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