November 12

Week of November 12, 2018

AC Academic Habits 2nd, 3rd, and 4th periods

Monday – Solve a mystery/ Complete a self-evaluation on how you solved the mystery.  In Click Here to Start Chapters 11 through 14, complete two text-specific questions for each chapter ( A total of 8) and two open-ended discussions questions that cover all four chapters. You will have a total of 10 questions for the discussion on Tuesday.

Tuesday – Class discussion on Chapters 11-14. Students read independently Chapter 15 and 17.

Wednesday – Sequencing practice quiz and Click Here to Start Chapters 18 – 19. Paired discussions

ThursdayClick Here to Start Chapters 20 and 21./ Whole group discussion

Friday – Independent Reading

Academic Habits- 7th and 8th Periods

Wolf Hollow Audio/Video Chapters 7-9 

Monday –  Sequencing Activity . Read Chapter 9 in Wolf Hollow and continue with guided questions.

Tuesday – Sequencing practice quiz. Wolf Hollow Chapters 10 and 11. Wolf Hollow Guided Questions.

Wednesday – Sequence Quiz / Review Wolf Hollow Guided Questions

ThursdayWolf Hollow Quiz: Chapters 6-11/  Vocabulary puzzles

Friday – Independent Reading

November 5

Week of November 5, 2018

No School on Tuesday!

AC Academic Habits- 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Periods

This week we will read through Chapter 14 in Click Here to Start

Monday – Click Here to Start through Chapter 10 and complete Literary Circle sheet for Wednesday.

Wednesday – Literary Circles

Thursday –  Introduction to sequencing/ Sequencing pretest – Individually , or in pairs, students will sequence either “The Game of Ted” or the “Apartment” scene from Click Here to Start.

Friday – Independent Reading

Academic Habits – 7th and 8th Periods

Monday- Review Prologue through Chapter 5

Wednesday – Test: Prologue through Chapter 5; Read Chapter 6

Thursday – Introduction to sequencing. Sequencing pretest- Continue reading Chapter 6

Friday – Sequencing Activity and Read Chapter 7. Complete guided questions for 6 and 7.


October 31

Week of October 29, 2018

AC Academic Habits – Periods 2, 3, and 4

Monday – Students will read Chapters 4 and 5 in Click Here to Start and write a short summary of each chapter at the end.  Some students that have not mastered Facts and Details will complete activities on this topic.

Tuesday – Whole class review for Quiz on Chapters 1-5 in Click Here to Start.

Wednesday – Quiz: Click Here to Start, Final Review for Facts and Details, Click Here to Start through Chapter 8. Students will be writing summaries of each chapter from now until the end of the novel. Chapter summaries should not be over 20 words.

Thursday – Continue Reading Click Here to Start and Facts and Details Quiz

Friday – Paired Activity on question writing for novel and Independent Reading

Academic Habits – Periods 7 and 8

Monday – Students added to their vocabulary for Wolf Hollow. Afterwards, we read Chapter 3 . Some students who have not mastered Facts and Details worked in a small group for additional activities on this topic.

Tuesday – In small groups, students completed the guided questions for Wolf Hollow focusing on a character sketch of Toby and completed Chapter 4.

Wednesday – We will identify figurative language used in our novel, complete a final review for Facts and Details, and read Chapter 5 of Wolf Hollow.

ThursdayQuiz: Facts and Details and complete Chapter 5 and the guided questions that go with it.

Friday –  Catch up on any late work and Independent Reading. Practice Quiz (PPP Grade) on Vocabulary from Wolf Hollow

Here is the Quizlet link to study the vocabulary:


Reminder: Quiz on Wolf Hollow- Prologue through Chapter 5 on Wednesday, November 7th


October 19

Friday, October 19, 2018

Just a few updates:

Friday we completed notes on Facts and Details. The notes are on the yellow sticky note to the right -side of the screen.

Monday we are starting the novel !

AC Academic Habits – Click Here to Start by Denis Markell

Academic Habits – Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Final Letters are due Wednesday, October 24, 2018

October 15

Week of October 15, 2018

Monday – Work on Letter Rough Drafts

Tuesday – Go to Book Fair and turn in Rough Drafts

Wednesday – Counselor Lesson

Thursday – Peer editing of Letter

Friday – Independent Reading

Final Drafts due Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (Changed Date)

October 12

Expedition Letter

I can’t wait to read your letters from 1911. I have heard so many creative ideas. I am attaching the rubric and Power Point.  Remember the points in the PowerPoint are suggestions; there are a lot of other fantastic ideas also. Rough Drafts are due- Wednesday 10/17/2018 and Final Letters are due Monday , 10/22/18.


October 8

Week of October 8, 2018

Monday – Students will continue with research about the Antarctica in 1910 through 1915. Students will also read and annotate an article . Each group will have a different article. Students must write two text-specific questions from the article they were assigned.  

Tuesday – Students will have the first 10 minutes in class to review their article and questions before we hold small group discussions.

Wednesday – Students will continue with small group discussions.

Thursday – Students will time travel back to 1911 as explorers in Antarctica and write a letter to me where they are the explorer in 1911  or the part of a crew of explorers either in the South pole or the North Pole. This is where the students will use their research about the place and time period.  This will be due at the end of class on Monday.


Friday – Independent Novel Reading



October 2

Week of October 1, 2018

Academic Habits Reminders:   AC Classed will be reading Click Here to Start by Denis Markell.  Books are needed by 10/22/18

Monday – Students will use guided and text-specific questions to help focus on an excerpt from “The North Pole” by Robert Perry.

Tuesday – In small groups, students will complete the excerpt from Robert Perry and use the questions to have a small group discussion. Afterwards, the students will write a synthesis or analysis question to be answered in further discussions.

Wednesday – In small groups, students will peruse three texts and make the choice of which text they will use for their group discussion.

Thursday – Students will read, annotate, and analyze the article for their group.

Friday – Independent Reading

September 20

Week of September 17, 2018

Monday – IOWA Basics Testing – Viewing the websites for Scott’s hut in Antarctica.

Tuesday – IOWA Basics Testing- Viewing the websites for Scott’s hut in Antarctica.

Wednesday – W e are going over guided questions and details while reading. Students will read and annotate an excerpt from”To Build a Fire”

Thursday – Students are in the Library Learning Center (LLC) learning about Destiny and Biblionasium, which is where we will be putting book reviews and recommendations in the future.

Friday – Students will complete “To Build a Fire” and complete an Independent reading.