October 9-13

On-Level Reading

Monday, October 9

-No Warm Up Today

Touching Spirit Bear Pre-reading Activity

-Vocabulary Preview for Ch. 1-6

Hw: None (*Study ch. 1-6 vocabulary for quiz next week)

 

Tuesday, October 11

-No Warm Up today

-Read and journal ch. 1 of Touching Spirit Bear (Time permitting)

HW: Study vocabulary for quiz next Wednesday

Wednesday, October 12

-No Warm Up today

-Conclude Touching Spirit Bear Ch. 1 journal and study guide question completion for ch. 1

-Journal expectations activity

Hw: Study vocabulary for quiz next Wednesday

Thursday, October 12

-No Warm up

Touching Spirit Bear ch. 2 class read and journal (time permitting)

Hw: Week 10 warm up worksheet

 

AC Reading

Monday, October 9

-No Warm Up Today

-Literary Elements Review

-Begin “A Concrete Garden”

Hw: None (Literary Elements Quiz this Friday)

Tuesday, October 10

-No Warm Up

-Literary Elements review

-Continue “A Concrete Garden” reading and activities

Hw: Literary Elements quiz Friday

 

Wednesday, October 11

-No Warm Up

-Continue “A Concrete Garden” reading and comprehension activities

Hw: Literary Elements quiz Friday

 

Thursday, October 12

-No Warm Up

-Conclude “A Concrete Garden” comprehension activities

Hw: Complete packet if not completed in class; Literary Elements Quiz tomorrow

Monday, October 3rd to Friday, October 7

On-Level Reading

Monday

-Quarter 1 Touchstone

Hw: Bring composition books and copy of Touching Spirit Bear by WEDNESDAY (if purchasing a copy)

 

Tuesday

-Quarter 1 Touchstone concluded

-Student work on “The Strange Orchid”

-Remediation work for students needing

Hw: Bring composition books and copy of Touching Spirit Bear (if purchased)

 

Wednesday

-“The Strange Orchid” concluded

-Week 9 Worksheet (Warm up)

Hw: Complete all of Week 9 worksheet (warm up) if not completed in class in addition to “The Strange Orchid” if needed. Make sure you bring your reading composition book, a copy of Touching Spirit Bear (If purchasing), and your device to class tomorrow for media center lesson on citing textual evidence.

 

AC Reading

Monday

-Quarter 1 Touchstone

Hw: Phineas Gage: A Gruesome But True Story About Brain Science copies are needed by next week!

 

Tuesday

-Quarter 1 Touchstone

-Student work on “The Strange Orchid”

-Remediation work for students needing

Hw: Phineas Gage: A Gruesome But True Story About Brain Science copies are needed by next week if you are purchasing your own copy.

 

Wednesday

-Conclude “The Strange Orchid”

Hw:  Phineas Gage: A Gruesome But True Story About Brain Science is needed by the end of next week if you are purchasing your own copy.

Monday, September 18 – Friday, September 22

On-Level Reading

Monday/Tuesday

-No warm ups

-Conclude Elements of a Short Story and Plot

-Begin “Forever Young”

Hw: Complete Warm up for weeks 7-8 (Blocks 6-7)

Wednesday

-Warm ups were completed for homework and turned in (Blocks 6-7)

-Blocks 1-2 work on week 8 (Complete for homework if not completed in class)

-“Forever Young” continued

Hw: Blocks 1-2 complete warm up weeks 7-8 if not completed in class. ALL BLOCKS have a media center visit tomorrow for book check out

 

Thursday

-Media Center visit today

-Conclude “Forever Young”

Hw: None (***Don’t forget to purchase a copy of Touching Spirit Bear by October 1st!)

AC Reading

Monday

-Literary Elements ( Anti-Hero and Anthropomorphism)

-Conclude Elements of a Short Story and Plot

Hw: None

 

Tuesday

-Warm up: Discussion Prompt

-Begin “Forever Young”

Hw: None

Wednesday

-Warm up: Quote of the week

– “Forever Young” continued

Hw: None (*Media center visit tomorrow for book check out)

 

Thursday

-Warm up: Video of the week

-Media Center visit

-“Forever Young” continued

Hw: None (Don’t forget to purchase a copy of Phineas Gage: A Gruesome But True Story About Brain Science by October 13)

Wednesday, September 13 to Friday, September 15

On-Level Reading

 

Wednesday, September 13

-No warm ups

-Complete Reading Strategies Assessment

Hw:* None( *Get a good night’s rest and east a healthy breakfast for testing tomorrow.)

AC Reading

 

Wednesday, September 13

-Warm up: Literary Element (Antagonist)

-Reading Strategies Assessment

Hw: *None (*Get a good night’s rest and eat a healthy breakfast for testing tomorrow!)

 

 

September 5-September 8

On-Level

Tuesday, September 5th

-Warm ups Week 6 (#1-4)

-Figurative Language knowledge check

-Introduce Paraphrasing/Summarizing

Hw: None

 

Wednesday, September 6th

-Warm up Week 6 (Word Meaning in Context) (#5-6)

-Reading Strategy: Paraphrasing and Summarizing

Hw: None (* Reading Strategies Final Assessment tomorrow!)

 

Thursday, September 7th

-Warm up Week 6 (Word Meaning in Context) (#7-8)

-Conclude Paraphrasing and Summarizing

-Reading Strategies Final Assessment

Hw: None

 

AC Reading

Tuesday, September 5th

-Warm Up: Literary Element

-FLANG assessment concluded

-Reading Strategy: Paraphrasing/Summarizing

Hw: None

 

Wednesday, September 6th

-Warm up: Discussion Prompt

-Reading Strategy: Paraphrasing and Summarizing article activity

Hw: None (*Reading Strategy Final Assessment)

 

Thursday, September 7th

-Warm up: Quote of the Week

-Reading Strategy: Paraphrasing and Summarizing article activity concluded

Hw: None

Week 5 (August 28-September 1)

On-Level Reading

Monday, August 28

-Warm up Week 5 (#1)

-Reading Strategy: Author’s Purpose

Hw: None

 

Tuesday, August 29

-Warm up Week 5 (#2)

-Author’s Purpose Assessment

-Reading Strategy: Fact and Opinion

Hw: None

 

Wednesday, August 30

-Warm up Week 5 (#3 Blocks 1 & 2) (#3-5 Blocks 6-7)

-Reading Strategy: Making Predictions

Hw: *None (Blocks 1-2); Complete Making Predictions worksheet (Blocks 6-7)

REMINDER: Media Center visit tomorrow for book check out

 

Thursday, August 31

-No Warm Ups

-Media Center Destiny set-up and book check out

HW: *Blocks 1-2 Making predictions worksheet; Blocks 6-7 No Homework

 

Friday, September 1

-No Warm up

-Reading Strategy: Figurative Language

Hw: Enjoy the three-day weekend

 

AC Reading

Monday, August 28

-Warm up: Literary Element (Allusion and Synecdoche)

-Reading Strategy: Author’s Purpose continued

Hw: None

 

Tuesday, August 29

-Warm up: Discussion prompt

-Author’s Purpose Assessment

-Reading Strategy: Fact and Opinion

Hw: None (**EARLY RELEASE TOMORROW!)

 

Wednesday, August 30

-Warm up: Quote of the Week

-Reading Strategy: Making Predictions

Hw: None

 

Thursday, August 31

-No warm up

-Media Center visit

Hw: Making predictions worksheet

 

Friday, September

-Free Read Friday!

-Reading Strategy: Figurative Language

-FLANG assessment

Hw: Enjoy the long weekend!

August 21-25

On-Level Reading

Monday, August 21

-Compare and Contrast Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Hw: Complete reflection sheet from your eclipse packets

 

Tuesday, August 22

-Warm up Week 4 (#1-4)

-Reading Strategy: Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions

Hw: Complete Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions worksheet if not completed in class (BOTH sides)

 

Wednesday, August 23

-Warm up Week 4 (#5-6)

-Reading Strategy: Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions continued (Assessment tomorrow for all blocks except 1st because they have already started assessment)

Hw: None

 

Thursday, August 24

-Warm up Week 4 (#7-8)

-Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences Assessment

-Introduce Cause and Effect

Hw: None

 

Friday, August 25

-Warm up Week 4 (#9-10)

-Cause and Effect Practice

-Introduce Author’s Purpose (Except Blocks 6 and 7)

Hw: None (**Blocks 6 and 7 need to complete cause and effect worksheet)

 

AC Reading

Monday, August 21

-No Warm up

-Comparing and Contrasting Solar and Lunar Eclipses

Hw: Complete reflection sheet from your packet

 

Tuesday, August 22

-Warm  Up: Literary Element of the Week (Alliteration)

-Reading Strategy: Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions

Hw: Complete Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions worksheet

 

Wednesday, August 23

-Warm Up: Discussion Prompt

-Reading Strategy: Making Inferences/Drawing Conclusions concluded

Hw: None (*Assessment tomorrow on Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions

 

Thursday, August 24

-Warm Up: Quote of the Week

-Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences Assessment

-Introduce Cause and Effect

Hw: None

 

Friday, August 25

-Warm Up: Video of the Week

-Cause and Effect practice

-Introduce Author’s Purpose

Hw: None

Week 3 (August 14-August 18)

On-Level Reading

Monday, August 14

-Warm up Week 3: Making Inferences (#1)

-Reading Strategy: Word Meanings in Context

Hw: None (**Assessment tomorrow on word meanings in context)

 

Tuesday, August 15

-Warm up Week 3: Making Inferences (#2)

-Reading Strategy: Word Meanings in Context Assessment

-Reading Strategy: Sequence

Hw: None ( Sequence Assessment tomorrow)

 

Wednesday, August 16

-Warm up Week 3: Making Inferences (#3)

-Reading Strategy Assessment on Sequence

-Reading Strategy: Compare and Contrast

Hw: None

 

Thursday, August 17

-Warm up: Making Inferences (Week 3 #4)

-Compare and Contrast continued

Hw: Complete Compare and contrast summary paragraph. Be sure to follow the rubric and use the transition words that you were provided.

 

Friday, August 15

-Warm up: Making Inferences (Week 3 #5)

-Reading Strategy: Compare and Contrast “Crocodiles and Alligators” peer editing

Hw: None

 

AC Reading

Monday, August 14

-Warm up: Literary Element (Situational Irony and Allegory)

-Reading Strategy: Word Meanings in Context

Hw: None (**Assessment tomorrow on word meanings in context)

 

Tuesday, August 15

-Warm up: Discussion Prompt

-Reading Strategy: Word Meanings in Context Assessment

-Reading Strategy: Sequence

Hw: None (**Assessment tomorrow on Sequencing)

 

Wednesday, August 16

-Warm up: Quote of the Day

-Reading Strategy Assessment on Sequence

-Reading Strategy: Compare and Contrast

Hw: None

 

Thursday, August 17

-Warm up: Video of the Day

-Reading Strategy: Compare and Contrast continued

Hw: Complete your Venn Diagram and compare/contrast summary paragraph. Be sure to follow the rubric expectations!

 

Friday, August 18

-Warm up: Free Read Friday

-Reading Strategy: Compare and Contrast “Alligators and Crocodiles” peer editing

-Intro Making inferences and Drawing Conclusions

Hw: None

 

 

Week 2 (August 7-11)

On-Level Reading (AC reading agenda found below)

Monday, August 7

-Warm up Introduction

-Reading Strategies pretest concluded

-Reading Strategies: Main Idea

Hw: Bring student-chosen article from newspaper or magazine (internet articles permitted)**ALL articles must be a minimum of 6 paragraphs in length

Tuesday, August 8

-Warm up Week 2 (#3-4)

-Reading Strategies: Main Idea and Supporting Facts and Details

Hw: Complete Main Idea Newspaper Article activity

 

Wednesday, August 9

-Warm up Week 2 (#5-6)

-Reading Strategies: Main Idea and Supporting Details Assessment

Hw: None (*Bring your device to class tomorrow so your device can be set up on the Durham wireless network.**MUST have valid BYOD permission to participate)

Thursday, August 10

-Media Center Orientation

Hw: None

Friday, August 11

-Warm up Week 2 (#7-10)

-Reading Strategy: Finding Word Meaning in Context

Hw: Complete worksheet

 

AC Reading

Monday, August 7

-Reading Strategies pretest concluded

-Introduce AC Bell Ringer warm-up procedures (*composition books needed TOMORROW!)

-Reading Strategies: Main Idea

Hw: Articles and composition books due tomorrow

 

Tuesday, August 8

-Warm up: Literary Element (Internal Rhyme)

-Reading Strategies: Main Idea and Facts and Details

Hw: Newspaper Article activity

 

Wednesday, August 9

-Warm up: Discussion Prompt

-Reading Strategies: Main Idea and Facts and Details Assessment

Hw: None (*Bring your device to class tomorrow to get set up on the Durham Wireless network. **MUST have BYOD permission in order to participate.)

Thursday, August 10

-Media Center Orientation
Hw: None

Friday, August 11

-Warm up: Quote of the Day and Video of the Day
-Reading Strategy: Finding Word Meaning in Context
Hw: None

 

 

 

First Week of School (July 31-Aug. 4)

ALL READING CLASSES

Monday

-Introductions/Class procedures

-Student Group Quiz

Hw: None

Tuesday

-Class station work

Hw: Family Surveys due Thursday

Wednesday

-Class station work continued

Hw: Family surveys and unfinished class work due Thursday

Thursday

-Group share

-Syllabus and expectations review

Hw: None

Friday

-Pretest: Reading Strategies

Hw: Bring in a newspaper or magazine article to class Monday ( articles may be from an internet source). Be sure the article is a minimum of 6 paragraphs in length.