Monday, February 12 to Friday, February 16th

On-Level Reading

Monday, February 12

-Plot Elements assessment

-Socrative Seminar continued

Hw: None (Bring socrative seminar and story packets to class)

 

Tuesday, February 13

-Socrative Seminar concluded

-Begin Touchstones remediation activity

Hw: None

 

Wednesday, February 14

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-Touchstones Remediation Activity

Hw: None (*Some students may need to still correct their incorrect answers. You may do your explanation portion in class tomorrow as time allows.)

 

Thursday, February 15

-Touchstones Remediation Activity continued

Hw: Media Center Visit tomorrow

Friday, February 16

-Media Center visit

-Touchstones remediation concluded

Hw: Enjoy your break!

AC Reading

Monday, February 12

-“There Will Come Soft Rains” continued

Hw: Vocabulary Assessment this Thursday

 

Tuesday, February 13

-“There Will Come Soft Rains” concluded

Hw: Complete story packets and bring to class tomorrow; Vocabulary and elements of plot assessment Thursday

Wednesday, February 14

-Socrative Seminar for “There Will Come Soft Rains”

Hw: Complete 1st page (front and back) of your Socrative Seminar packet if not completed in class.

 

Thursday, February 15

-“There Will Come Soft Rains” vocabulary assessment

-Review for Plot Elements assessment

-Groups assigned for Socrative Seminar activity

Hw: Complete page one (front and back) for Socrative SEMINAR ACTIVITY

 

Friday, February 16

-Media Center visit

-Plot Elements Assessment

-Free-read Friday (Socrative Seminar group activity assigned the Monday we return from February break due to excessive amount of absences)

Hw: None Enjoy your break!

 

Monday, February 5th to Friday, February 9th

On-Level Reading

Monday, February 5th

-“There Will Come Soft Rains” class reading and reading comprehension packet work

Hw: Student Health Surveys tomorrow (parents that do NOT want their child to participate may complete the form that was sent home and return to teacher. Parents that are allowing their child to participate do NOT need to complete the form that was sent home.); Vocabulary Assessment scheduled for this Thursday

 

Tuesday, February 6th

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-Georgia Student Health Surveys

Hw: None (*Vocabulary Assessment Thursday)

 

Wednesday, February 7

-“There Will Come Soft Rains” story conclusion

Hw: Vocabulary Assessment tomorrow; Story Packets due Friday; Elements of Plot assessment Monday

Thursday, February 8th

-Vocabulary Assessment

-Socrative Seminar

Hw: Story packets due tomorrow; Complete Socrative Seminar packet if not completed in class (EXCEPT the last page which will be completed in class)

Friday, February 9

-Socrative Seminar

-Elements of Plot test review

Hw: Story your plot elements notes for test Monday

AC Reading

Monday, February 5th

-“A Sound of Thunder” original short story presentations continued

Hw: Student Health Surveys tomorrow (parents that do NOT want their child to participate may complete the form that was sent home and return to teacher. Parents that are allowing their child to participate do NOT need to complete the form that was sent home.)

 

Tuesday, February 6th

-Georgia Student Health Surveys

Hw: Be ready to present short story if you have not presented already in class.

 

Wednesday, February 7th

-Short Story presentations

-Introduction to “There Will Come Soft Rains”

Hw: None

 

Thursday, February 8th

-“There Will Come Soft Rains” vocabulary pretest

-Introduce short story vocabulary (Assessment scheduled for next Thursday)

-Begin “There Will Come Soft Rains” by Ray Bradbury

Hw: Flashcards due (Students should have vocabulary term on one side, definition and original sentence using the term correctly should be on the other side.)

Friday, February 9

-Continue reading “There Will Come Soft Rains”

Hw: Study vocabulary for assessment Thursday

Monday, January 29th to Friday, February 2nd

On-Level Reading

Monday, January 29

-Blocks 1 and 2 enter Touchstones I-Respond data

-Conclude Character packets for “A Sound of Thunder”

Hw: Warm ups 19/20 due this Friday

 

Tuesday, January 30

-Introductory lesson to “There Will Come Soft Rains”

Hw: Warm ups #19/20 due this Friday

 

Wednesday, January 31

-Vocabulary review for “There Will Come Soft Rains”

-Begin reading short story and reading comprehension packet activities

Hw: Vocabulary flashcards due tomorrow (Flashcards should have the term on one side and the definition and an original sentence using the term on the other side of flashcards); Warm ups # 19/20 due this Friday; Media Center visit scheduled for this Friday

 

Thursday, February 1st

-“There Will Come Soft Rains” short story reading comprehension continued (Block 1 read and completed activities to line 133; Block 2 read and completed activities to line 99; Blocks 6 and 7 read and completed activities to line 71)

Hw: Warm up #19/20 due tomorrow; Media Center visit tomorrow

 

Friday, February 2nd

-Media Center visit

-“There Will Come Soft Rains” continued (Blk 1read to line 160 and completed corresponding activities; Block 2 read to line 107 and completed corresponding activities; Block 6 line 132; Block 7 line 99

Hw: None

 

AC Reading

Monday, January 29th

-Conclude Character packets for “A Sound of Thunder”

-Student work on short story (assigned Friday in class)

Hw: Student short story due tomorrow

 

Tuesday, January 30

-Begin original short story presentations

Hw: None (*Be prepared to present your short story if you have not presented yet)

 

Wednesday, January 31

-Presentations continued

Hw: None (*Be prepared to present your short story if you have not presented yet); Media Center visit scheduled for this Friday

Thursday, February 1st

-Presentations and peer evaluations continued

Hw: None (*Be prepared to present your short story if you have not presented yet); Media Center visit tomorrow for book check out

 

Friday, February 2nd

-Media Center visit

-Presentations and peer evaluations continued

Hw: None

Monday, January 22 to Friday, January 26

ALL BLOCKS

Monday, January 22

-“A Sound of Thunder Assessment”

-“A Sound of Thunder” continued (not block 3/AC)

Hw: None (*Block 3/AC  will have an additional 10-15 minutes to complete vocabulary assessment during class. Students may chose to come in during homeroom to work on tomorrow in addition to extended time.)

 

Tuesday, January 23

-“A Sound of Thunder” continued (blk 1line 411, blk 2 line 340, blk 3 319 blk 6 line 319, blk 7 line 330)

Hw: None

 

Friday, January 26

-Touchstones entry

-Class character traits and elements of plot review

Hw: Blocks 6 and 7 warm ups due next Friday

January 16th – January 19th

ALL BLOCKS Tuesday, January 16th

-“A Sound of Thunder” continued (Block 1 Stopped at Line 240; Block 2 Line 211; Block 3 Line 302; Blocks 6 and 7 Line 211) **If you were absent, be sure to complete the corresponding activities up to the line where your class stopped.

Hw: Study for vocabulary assessment tomorrow…or next time we are in class 😉

Tuesday, January 9th – Friday, January 12th

ALL BLOCKS Tuesday, January 9th

-Introduce “A Sound of Thunder” and review literary focus/expectations (Style, Mood, and Cause/Effect)

-Vocabulary introduction

Hw: Vocabulary flashcards due this Friday (flashcards should contain term on one side and the definition and an original sentence created by student should be on the back of each individual flashcard); Vocabulary assessment next Wednesday

Wednesday, January 10 (BLOCKS 7, 3, 1)

-“A Sound of Thunder” literary and vocabulary focus concluded

-Begin “A Sound of Thunder” class reading and packet work

Hw: ALL BLOCKS Vocabulary flash cards due Friday; Block 3 Complete questions/activities in margins of story to line 64 (Due tomorrow)

 

Thursday, January 11 (Blocks 6,4,2,3)

-“A Sound of Thunder” literary and vocabulary focus concluded

-“A Sound of Thunder” class reading and packet work (Block 6 read and completed work to line 77, Block 2 Read and completed margin work to line 35, Block 3 read and completed margin work to line 113)

Hw: ALL BLOCKS Vocabulary flash cards due tomorrow (Assessment next Wednesday, January 17th)

Monday, December 18th-Wednesday, December 20th

On-Level Reading

Monday, December 18

Touching Spirit Bear composition book work

Hw: Composition Books due TOMORROW; Media Center visit tomorrow

Tuesday, December 19

-Media Center visit

Hw: None

 

Wednesday, December 20

-“Holidays Around the World”

Hw: Enjoy the break and have a happy new year!

 

AC Reading

Monday, December 18

-Phineas Gage reading comprehension packets

Hw: Reading comprehension packets due by tomorrow

 

Tuesday, December 19

-Media Center visit

Hw: None

Wednesday, December 20

-“Holidays Around the World”

Hw: Enjoy the break and have a happy new year!

 

 

Tuesday, December 12th – Friday, December 15th

On-Level Reading

Tuesday, December 12

-Ch. 26-27 read and journal (Blocks 1 and 2)

-Conclude ch.23- 24 (Blocks 6 and 7) and journal work

Hw: ALL BLOCKS Final Touching Spirit Bear Part 2 test is still scheduled for this Friday (Study guides for these blocks will be due as well); ALL COMPOSITION BOOKS ARE DUE TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19TH. IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN KEEPING UP WITH YOUR JOURNALS, YOU SHOULD BE CHECKING OUT YOUR COMPOSITION BOOKS DAILY TO MAKE SURE YOUR COMPOSITION BOOK IS COMPLETE SINCE IT IS A PROJECT GRADE!

 

Wednesday, December 13th

-Blocks 1 and 2 conclude Touching Spirit Bear and begin study guide review

-Blocks 6 and 7 read chapters 25 and 26

-Blocks 6 and 7 began reading ch. 27 and will conclude novel tomorrow

Hw: Work on study guide and composition books (ALL blocks will review study guide tomorrow); Part 2 Final scheduled for this Friday; Composition books due Tuesday (**This is a project grade!! ALL students have rubrics and should follow expectations)

Thursday, December 14

-Blocks 6 and 7 conclude Touching Spirit Bear

-ALL BLOCKS review part 2 study guide

-Composition book work

Hw: Touching Spirit Bear Part 2 Final Assessment tomorrow; Study guide due tomorrow; Composition books due Tuesday

 

Friday, December 15

-Touching Spirit Bear Part 2 Final Assessment

-Composition book work

Hw: Composition Books are due by Tuesday!

 

AC Reading

Tuesday, December 12

-Literary elements (Assessment scheduled for Tuesday, December 19th)

-Phineas’ Journey instructions and rubric review (Group project presentations begin Monday)

-Phineas Gage debate work continued

Hw: Study Literary Elements #11-20 for Assessment next Tuesday

Wednesday, December 13

-Warm up: Discussion prompt

-Phineas fishbowl debate continued

Hw: Phineas Gage Reading Comprehension/Study Guide packets are due Tuesday and worth a test/project grade; Literary Elements Assessment Tuesday, December 19th

Thursday, December 14

-Literary Elements #11-20 review

-Phineas Gage debate continued

Hw: Phineas Gage  Reading Comprehension/Study Guide packets are due Tuesday and worth a test/project grade; Literary Elements Assessment Tuesday (#11-20)

Friday, December 15

-Phineas Debate concluded

Hw: Phineas Gage Reading Comprehension Packets are due Tuesday (this is a test grade); Literary Elements Assessment Tuesday (#11-20)

December 4th – December 8th

On-Level Reading

Monday, December 4th

-Conclude ch. 19 and journal (Blocks 1 and 2)

-Ch. 20 read and journal (Blocks 1 and 2)

-Begin Ch. 21 (Blocks 1 and 2)

-Conclude ch.18 and journal (Blocks 6 and 7)

-Ch. 19 read and journal (Blocks 6 and 7)

Hw: Warm up worksheet for elements of plot and textual evidence/supporting details due this Friday

 

Tuesday, December 5th

-Elements of Plot warm up help session (All Blocks)

– Conclude Ch. 21 and journal (Blocks 1 and 2)

-Ch. 22 read and journal / video (totem pole) (Blocks 1 and 2)

-Ch. 20 read and journal (Blocks 6 and 7)

-Begin Ch. 21 (Blocks 6 and 7)

Hw: Warm up worksheet (elements of Plot and Writing Strategies) due this Friday for ALL blocks; Totem Pole final copy due Thursday (Blocks 1 and 2)

 

Wednesday, December 6th

-Ch. 23 read and journal (Blocks 1 and 2)

-Begin Ch. 24 read (Blocks 1 and 2)

-Read Ch. 22 and journal (Blocks 6 and 7)

-Ch. 23 read (Blocks 6 and 7)

Hw: Warm up worksheet (Elements of Plot and Writing Strategies) due this Friday for ALL blocks; Totem Pole final copy due Thursday (Blocks 1 and 2); Totem Pole final copy due Friday for Blocks 6 and 7

 

Thursday, December 7

-Totem Pole presentations (Blocks 1 and 2 only)

-Conclude Ch. 24 read and journal (Blocks 1 and 2)

-Begin Ch. 25 (Block 1 only)

-Conclude Ch. 23 read and journal (Blocks 6 and 7)

-Read Ch. 24 (Block 7 only)

Hw: Warm ups due tomorrow (ALL Blocks); Totem Pole due tomorrow (Blocks 6 and 7)

 

 

AC Reading

Monday, December 4th

-Warm up: Literary Element (Tone)

-Conclude Phineas Gage reading

-“Phineas Gage “Before and After” worksheet

Hw: None

Tuesday, December 5th

-Warm up: Discussion Prompt

-Conclude “Phineas Gage Before and After” worksheet

Phineas Gage “Cause and Effect” worksheet

Hw: Before and After worksheet and Cause and Effect worksheet due by tomorrow

 

Wednesday, December 6th

-Warm up: Quote of the Week

Phineas Gage comprehension question work

Hw: Comprehension questions due Friday

Thursday, December 7th

-Warm up: Video of the Week

-Phineas debate construction

Hw: Phineas “Plan a Debate” worksheet is due tomorrow

Monday, November 27th – Friday, December 1st

On-Level Reading

Monday, November 27

-Sociograms (Blocks 6 and 7 only)

-Ch. 14 read and journal (ALL Blocks)

-Begin Ch. 15 (Blocks 1 and 2 only)

*Part 2 Study Guides should be completed as we read..do NOT lose your study guide. See Mrs. Downey for any needed replacements if necessary.

Hw: Week 15/16 main idea and context clues practice worksheet due this Friday; STUDY for your vocabulary quiz scheduled for this Wednesday; Media Center visit scheduled for this Friday

Tuesday, November 28

-Conclude Ch. 14 (Blocks 6 and 7)

-Ch. 15 read and journal (ALL Blocks)

-Ch. 16 read and journal (Blocks 1 and 2)

HW: STUDY for vocabulary test tomorrow (ch. 15-24); Week 15/16 worksheet is due this Friday; Media Center visit scheduled for this Friday

Wednesday, November 29

-TSB Ch. 15-24 Vocabulary Assessment

-Ch. 17 Read and Journal (Blocks 1 and 2)

-Ch. 16 (Blocks 6 and 7)

-Begin Ch. 17 read (Blocks 6 and 7)

HW: Week 15/16 worksheet due Friday; Media Center visit Friday

 

Thursday, November 30

-Ch. 18 Read and Journal (Blocks 1 and 2)

-Ch. 17 Read and Journal (Blocks 6 and 7)

Hw: Week 15/16 worksheet due Friday; Media Center visit tomorrow

Friday, December 1

-Media Center visit

-Ch. 19 Read and Journal (Blocks 1 and 2)

-Ch. 18 Read and Journal (Blocks 6 and 7)

Hw: None

 

AC Reading

Monday, November 27

-Literary Element: Personification and Oxymoron

-“Secrets of the Teenage Brain” lesson continued

Hw: None; Media center visit this Friday

 

Tuesday, November 28

-Warm up: Discussion prompt

-Conclude “Secrets of the Teenage Brain”

Hw: Complete “Secrets of the Teenage Brain” assignment if not completed in class; Media Center visit this Friday

 

Wednesday, November 29

-Warm up: Quote of the week

Phineas Gage continued

-*Begin Cause and Effect worksheet and Phineas Before and After worksheet

Hw: None; Media Center visit this Friday

Thursday, November 30

-Warm up: Video of the week

Phineas Gage continued

Hw: None

Friday, December 1

-Free Read Friday

-Media Center visit

Phineas Gage continued

Hw: Read to page 70 in Phineas Gage