November 16

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Dress professionally for Career Day tomorrow.

Students took a quiz on cause and effect today. Afterwards, the students read an article, annotated the article, answered the questions, and completed a graphic organizer showing the cause and effect.

Homework – complete reading and organizer, if not completed in class.

 

November 16

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Today, students were in pairs or small groups working on an article about negative posts on social media causing sadness. Our purpose was to identify and analyze the cause and effect.

Homework – If students did not turn in the last set of Wolf Hollow questions, they are due!

November 15

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Today, we finished with “A Tell Tale Heart”. The students reviewed their questions in pairs. Afterwards, they created a visual graphic organizer showing the main cause and four effects from the story.

Homework: Complete Wolf Hollow and the last of the guided questions.

November 15

Monday, November 13, 2017

Today, we viewed the short story “A Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe. The students also had a copy of the text and some guided questions.

The link for the TumbleBook where we viewed the text is through the Cobb Virtual Library. The students can access the CVL through the McClure website (look on the left side of the screen for the CVL) Once they enter the CVL, they click on databases, scroll down and load the second screen, and click on TumbleBooks. Go to fiction, short stories, and scroll down to the “Ts” for Tell Tale Heart.

Homework: Students should be finishing the last few chapters of Wolf Hollow and completed the last questions.

Reminder- All students will need a copy of I Am Malala: Young Reader Edition in December.

November 10

Friday, November 10, 2017

Please register for Career Day: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebsWZQqBKFFNIdxWbLO20kHq7G43JxWR3GCmL0gYCAOmhscQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Today, students will take a short pretest for their next unit in STARS. This will cover cause and effect, comparing and contrasting, and making predictions.

Students will also complete a session of SSR and write a CEI paragraph choosing a new title for their reading today.

Homework: Complete Wolf Hollow and guided questions by Wednesday , November 15th

Reminder: Students will need a copy of I Am Malala: Young Readers Edition by mid December.

November 10

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Please register for Career Day: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebsWZQqBKFFNIdxWbLO20kHq7G43JxWR3GCmL0gYCAOmhscQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Today, students took a quiz on Wolf Hollow: Chapters 18-22

Afterwards, they received the guided questions for the end of the novel and continued reading.

Homework: Complete Wolf Hollow and guided questions by Wednesday , November 15th

Reminder: Students will need a copy of I am Malala: Young Readers Edition by mid December.

 

 

 

November 6

Monday, November 6, 2017

 

All students should register for Career Day session through the link below.  You will register for three primary choices and two alternates for each of the primary choices (same as it has always been).  Registration closes at midnight, Saturday, November 11th.  Sessions be picked for anyone not registered at that point.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSebsWZQqBKFFNIdxWbLO20kHq7G43JxWR3GCmL0gYCAOmhscQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Today, we are finishing up our close reading by analyzing a cartoon. The students will complete their graphic organizer and write their final claim from the three readings.

Afterwards, we will review Wolf Hollow.

Homework – If students have not completed Wolf Hollow through Chapter 22 and the guided questions, they should complete this at home.

November 6

Friday, November 3, 2017

Today, the students completed part 2 of their close reading, which was the song lyrics to “Mean” by Taylor Swift.  They annotated the song lyrics, listened to the video, and completed their graphic organizer. This reading will be completed on Monday.

After completing the section on close reading, the students had SSR.

Homework – Read through Chapter 22 in Wolf Hollow

November 2

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Today, students started a close reading on an article about Jeremy Lin. We will finish this up tomorrow with a cartoon and song lyrics that go with it. Students will synthesize the three pieces and write a claim about them.

Homework – Bring your SSR novel for tomorrow.