February 12th-February 16th

ELAGSE8RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE8RL3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

ELAGSE8RL6: Analyze how differences in the points of view of characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor

Latin Root of the week: cede, ceed, cess=go;yield

Monday: We will begin the process of wrapping up The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. Skills that we will work on this week are figurative language and reference skills.

HOMEWORK: Work on discussion packet if you received it. Review vocabulary for upcoming formative.

Tuesday: We will have classroom guidance with the counselor today.  There will be a novel formative on chapters 11-14.

HOMEWORK: 1. work on novel packet and

2. define each word and use correctly in a sentence.

1.Exceed

2.Proceed

3.Recede

4.Accessory

5.successor

Wednesday:We will resume reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas and continue to practice figurative language.

HOMEWORK: Chapter 11-14 packet (make sure it is complete). from The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.  Use the following powerpoint to review the notes on Irony.  Watch the youtube video as well for additional assistance.

https://youtu.be/vadM4D85q9M

 

three-types-of-irony-lesson (1)-1rk27dv

Thursday: Today we continued reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

I am posting links to the audio for chapters 17-18.  Please use if you need to review.

https://youtu.be/lL0cBJCwT4g

https://youtu.be/XXAooFm7JDI

HOMEWORK:Finish the novel packet and review for summative tomorrow on novel.  Review vocabulary (junct, jug, join and rupt) for formative tomorrow.

Friday: Novel summative on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

HOMEWORK:  NONE

AC Reading (5th)

Standards:  See the ones posted at the top of the blog.

Monday: We read more of The Diary of a Young Girl.  I am reattaching the pdf version of the novel, please go by date as the pages due to align in the same manner as the book.

The Diary of a Young Girl pp19-40-z3vj0r

HOMEWORK:  Finish any classwork not complete.  I am attaching the directions for the works cited page. If you have any questions, please see me tomorrow.

Middle School MLA-1hhzo1e

TuesdayWe will have classroom guidance with the counselor today.

HOMEWORK:

Vocabulary Root Words

Cede, ceed, and cess=go;yield

Please define each word and use correctly in a sentence.

1.Exceed

2.Proceed

3.Recede

4.Accessory

5.successor

Wednesday: We will continue reading the Diary of Anne Frank. We are working on pages 105-150.

HOMEWORK: Work on discussion questions.

Use the following materials to review Irony:

three-types-of-irony-lesson (1)-1rk27dv

https://youtu.be/vadM4D85q9M

Thursday:  Continue reading The Diary of Anne Frank. I am posting review questions for pp. 60-100.  Please use them to review.

Review questions for 5th period-1i02ips

The Diary of a Young Girl pp19-40-z3vj0r

HOMEWORK: Essay is due tomorrow.

Friday: We will continue to read and discuss The Diary of Anne Frank.

HOMEWORK: NONE

UPCOMING DATES (ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

2/14/18 Formative on Chapters 11-15 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

2/16/18 Vocab Formative (junct, join,jug& rupt); Summative on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Summative Essay for AC class due.

2/19-23 WINTER BREAK

2/25/18 The Breman Museum Enrichment opportunity

2/26/18 Diary of Anne Frank formative

2/28/18  Dystopian novel retakes ARE DUE

February 5th-February 9th

Standards to be addressed:

ELAGSE8RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE8RL3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

ELAGSE8RL6: Analyze how differences in the points of view of characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor

Latin Root of the week: rupt=break

Monday: Civil Rights Field Trip-If  you attend the field trip today, please come by class and get a copy of the discussion questions. You will have  a formative on chapters 1-6 of The Boy in the Striped Pajama tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:1. Finish Chapters 1-3 of the discussion packet you received in class today.

Tuesday: Skill Focus: characterization (direct and indirect). Additionally, we will continue to read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

HOMEWORK: Finish any classwork not completed today. Complete the Chapter 7 activity in the Boy in the Striped Pajamas.  Once you are finished, you should have the beginning of a friendly letter. Draft the friendly letter.

Make sure you follow the correct friendly letter format. I have attached a link for you to use as a reference.

https://www.abcteach.com/Writing/FLinfo.htm

You will need the draft in class tomorrow.

Wednesday: We will delve further into our new novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.  The skill focus today will be on the use  of Microsoft Office.  I have attached a list of idioms. Please continue to review them.

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HOMEWORK: Chapter 7 and 8 activities from The Boy in the Striped Pajamas packet.

Thursday: Today we will continue to read The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

HOMEWORK: Study for novel formative tomorrow  (chapters 7-10). Friendly letters are due tomorrow. Be prepared to turn in when you come to class. Work on packet, make sure chapters 7-9 have been completed.

Friday:We will wrap up the week reading our novel and complete a skills review.

HOMEWORK:  NONE

AC Reading (5th)

Standards:  See the ones posted at the top of the blog.

Monday: We read more of The Diary of a Young Girl.  I am reattaching the pdf version of the novel, please go by date as the pages due to align in the same manner as the book.

The Diary of a Young Girl pp19-40-z3vj0r

HOMEWORK:  Finish any classwork not complete

Tuesday: Lesson focus: Inferencing.  Reading:  The Diary of Anne Frank. We will review comprehension questions.

HOMEWORK: Complete any classwork and study vocabulary.

Wednesday: Today we will have a guest speaker on Microsoft Office.   There was vocabulary practice as well.  I am attaching a list of idioms. Please review them.

idioms_and_meanings-152lgll

HOMEWORK: 1-3 on handout for essay assignment.

Thursday:  Continue reading The Diary of Anne Frank.

HOMEWORK: TBD based on how far we get in class.

Friday: We will continue to read and discuss The Diary of Anne Frank.

HOMEWORK: NONE

 

UPCOMING DATES (ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

2/6/18 Formative on Chapters 1-6 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas ( ALL CLASSES EXCEPT AC)

2/9/18 Formative on Chapters 7-10 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (ALL CLASSES EXCEPT AC)

2/9/18 ANNE FRANK FORMATIVE (AC)

2/13/18 Formative on Chapters 11-14 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

2/16/18 Vocab Formative (junct, join,jug& rupt); Summative on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Summative Essay for AC class due.

2/19-23 WINTER BREAK

2/25/18 The Breman Museum Enrichment opportunity

 

January 29, 2018-February 2,2018

Standards to be addressed:

ELAGSE8RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE8RL3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

ELAGSE8RL6: Analyze how differences in the points of view of characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor

Latin Root of the week: junct, join, jug= to join, meet or link

Monday: Due to my illness last week, classes were not able to take The Diary of Anne Frank formative, we will do that today.  Students also spent class time today completing a vocabulary review packet.

HOMEWORK:1. Read pp. 545-552; Complete #1-5 on page 553. DOC012918-15mssmu

2.Continue to prepare for your dystopian novel test.

3. Study vocabulary words for formative Friday.

Tuesday: Skill Focus: inferencing and context clues. Additionally, we will begin The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.  There will be a brief overview and some vocabulary discussion.  We read chapters 1 and 2.

HOMEWORK: Finish anyclasswork not completed today.

Wednesday: We will delve further into our new novel, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.  The skill focus today will be on figurative language (hyperbole and idioms).  I am attaching a list of idioms. Please review them for the rest of the week.

idioms_and_meanings-152lgll

HOMEWORK: Review for Dystopian Novel Test. Complete Chapter 3 in The Boy In the Striped Pajamas packet.

Thursday: Today we took the Dystopian  Novel Test.  Students that didn’t finish will complete it tomorrow.

HOMEWORK: Study for vocabulary formative tomorrow.

Friday:We will wrap up the week reading our novel and our vocabulary formative on flect, flex and frail, fract, and frag  We will prepare for a formative Monday on chapters 1-6.

HOMEWORK:  Review for formative Monday.

AC Reading (5th)

Standards:  See the ones posted at the top of the blog.

Monday: We read more of The Diary of a Young Girl.  I am reattaching the pdf version of the novel, please go by date as the pages due to align in the same manner as the book.

The Diary of a Young Girl pp19-40-z3vj0r

HOMEWORK:  It is expected that students will come to class tomorrow with the following comprehension quesitons completed: pp.1-18; pp.19-40 and pp.41-61.  There will be a formative tomorrow.

Tuesday: Lesson focus: Inferencing.  Reading:  The Diary of Anne Frank. Students will complete a formative today on what we have read thus far.

HOMEWORK: Read pp. 61-80 and complete the comprehesion questions.

Wednesday: Today we had a lesson on figurative language  We covered: similies, metaphors, idioms, alliteration and hyperboles.  There was vocabulary practice as well.  I am attaching a list of idioms. Please review them.

idioms_and_meanings-152lgll

HOMEWORK: pg. 49 #1-6.

Thursday:  Continue reading The Diary of Anne Frank.  pp. 81-100.

HOMEWORK: TBD based on how far we get in class.

Friday: We will continue to read and discuss The Diary of Anne Frank.

HOMEWORK: NONE

 

UPCOMING DATES (ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

1/26/18 selection formative (The Diary of Anne Frank) (ALL CLASSES EXCEPT AC)

2/1/18  Dystopian Novel summative

2/2/18  vocab root formative flex, flect/frail, fract, frag

2/6/18 Formative on Chapters 1-6 The Boy in the Striped Pajamas ( ALL CLASSES EXCEPT AC)

 

January 22nd-January 26th

Standards to be addressed:

ELAGSE8RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE8RL3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

ELAGSE8RL6: Analyze how differences in the points of view of characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor

Latin Root of the week: frail,fract, frag=break

I am posting some resources that you can refer to while we are reading Anne Frank:

Virtual tour of home

http://www.annefrank.org/en/Subsites/Home/

Otto Frank Anne’s Dad speaks:

Monday: We will go to the media center for a lesson and activity.

Please access this link for the webquest:http://tmmslynn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Diary-of-Anne-Frank-Webquest.pdf

HOMEWORK: Please check the winter weather updates.  Any assignment that you have not completed, please do so.  ALL COMMON LIT articles must be turned in tomorrow.  Additionally, we will have a vocabulary formative on “vit, viv” at the start of class tomorrow.

Tuesday: Lesson focus: Theme. Additionally, we will continue to read The Diary of Anne Frank.

HOMEWORK:

Wednesday: We will apply the concepts of theme to The Diary of Anne Frank and  students will  I am attaching the play here.

The Diary of Anne Frank play-1avysgx

HOMEWORK: TBD

Thursday: Civil Rights Field Trip.

HOMEWORK: If you attended the field trip today, please finish reading the play tonight for homework.

I am attaching a few questions to help you prepare for the formative tomorrow.

study guide-DAF-rp3psi

Friday: We will take a formative on The Diary of Anne Frank.

HOMEWORK: NONE

AC Reading (5th)

Standards:  See the ones posted at the top of the blog.

Monday: We will go to the media center for a lesson and activity.

Tuesday: Lesson focus: THEME.  Reading:  The Diary of Anne Frank.  During class today students will begin to develop a story map for the novel.

HOMEWORK: Work on Anne Frank comprehension questions.

Wednesday: We will apply the concept of theme to our novel discussion and study of The Diary of Anne Frank.

HOMEWORK: TBD

Thursday: Civil Rights Field Trip

HOMEWORK: Please use the novel on the blog to make sure that you are up to date.  You will have a formative on pages 1-61  tenatively on Tuesday.

Friday: We will continue to read and discuss The Diary of Anne Frank.

HOMEWORK: NONE

 

UPCOMING DATES (ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

1/26/18 selection formative (The Diary of Anne Frank) (ALL CLASSES EXCEPT AC)

1/29/18  Dystopian Novel summative

2/2/18  vocab root formative flex, flect/frail, fract, frag

Winter Weather 1/19/18

Well we’re now entering day 3, hopefully you have managed to stay safe and warm.

 

 

 

 

Here’s the task for today:

All periods except 5th:

Make sure that you have finished reading act 1.

Complete questions #5-7 on page 545.

PAGE 545 WILL BE COLLECTED AS WELL AS THE COMMON LIT ASSIGNMENT.

Please define the remaining vocabulary root words: inflexible, reflect, reflection, reflex angle and retroflex.

5th period.

Continue reading the novel pp. 47-60.

Complete the discussion questions.

The Diary of a Young Girl pp1-18-2252mtc

The Diary of a Young Girl pp19-40-z3vj0r

Please define the remaining vocabulary root words: inflexible, reflect, reflection, reflex angle and retroflex.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS WILL BE CHECKED FOR COMPLETION.

ALL CLASSES:

Monday we are scheduled to have a media center lesson. Additionally, you will be able to check out a book for independent reading or return materials.  We will resume reading from your own independent book starting next week.  Please bring a book to class Monday,Wednesday and Friday.  There will be a book check on Wednesday.

 

If you have any questions, please email me.

Winter Weather 1/18/18

Hopefully you are enjoying your winter weather day 2.

All periods except 5th:

Read The Diary of Anne Frank 542-545.

Complete questions #1-4.

Please define the remaining vocabulary root words: inflexible, reflect, reflection, reflex angle and retroflex.

5th period.

Continue reading the novel pp. 31-46.

Complete the discussion questions.

The Diary of a Young Girl pp1-18-2252mtc

Please define the remaining vocabulary words.

If you have any questions, please email me.

WINTER WEATHER 1/17/18

Hello,

Please use today as an opportunity to do the following:

  1.  Continue to read “The  Diary of Anne Frank”, pp.531-542. (I’m sorry, the original page numbers corresponded with our textbook)
  2.  Finish the Common Lit Assignment:  Who was Anne Frank?  If you don’t have it with you, please log into commonlit.org and you can find it there.  If you need the class code, email me and I will send you the code to join the correct class.
  3.  Review vocabulary associated with the selection, The Diary of Anne Frank.

The Diary of Anne Frank play-1avysgx

5th period, here is a link to the novel.  Lets read 16-30.

http://www.rhetorik.ch/Aktuell/16/02_13/frank_diary.pdf

 

If you need something to read, you can finish your dystopian novel.  The links are below:

novel links-10p4f1q

January 15th-19th

Standards to be addressed:

ELAGSE8RL2: Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

ELAGSE8RL3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.

ELAGSE8RL6: Analyze how differences in the points of view of characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor

Latin Root of the week: flex, flect=bend

I am posting some resources that you can refer to while we are reading Anne Frank:

Virtual tour of home

http://www.annefrank.org/en/Subsites/Home/

Otto Frank Anne’s Dad speaks:

Monday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.-No School

HOMEWORK: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday: Lesson focus: Theme. Additionally, we will continue to read The Diary of Anne Frank.

HOMEWORK: Students will complete practice on theme and the common lit “Anne Frank” assignment.

Wednesday: We will apply the concepts of theme to The Diary of Anne Frank and  students will work on the story map and read pages 507-515.  I am attaching the play here.

The Diary of Anne Frank play-1avysgx

HOMEWORK: TBD

Thursday: We will conclude the reading of the Diary of Anne Frank and briefly review capitalization.

HOMEWORK: TBD

Friday: Civil Rights Museum Field Trip.

HOMEWORK: NONE

AC Reading (5th)

Standards:  See the ones posted at the top of the blog.

Monday: Martin Luther King Holiday-NO SCHOOL

HOMEWORK: NONE

Tuesday: Lesson focus: THEME.  Reading:  The Diary of Anne Frank.  During class today students will begin to develop a story map for the novel.

HOMEWORK: Work on the Theme worksheet that you received in class today.

Wednesday: Lesson focus:  THEME.  Reading: The Diary of Anne Frank.  As we read students will work through discussion questions.

HOMEWORK: TBD

Thursday: We will apply the concept of them to what we have read in the novel.  Students will continue to work through discussion questions.

HOMEWORK: TBD

Friday: Civil Rights Field Trip Day.

HOMEWORK: NONE

UPCOMING DATES (ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

1/15/18 MLK Day (NO SCHOOL)

1/23/18 selection formative (The Diary of Anne Frank) (ALL CLASSES EXCEPT AC)

1/23/18  Vocabulary formative on vit, viv

1/26/18  Dystopian Novel summative