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

 

 

Monday, November 13

On-Level Reading

Monday, November 13

-Ch. 9 journal work

-Sociograms (Blocks 1 and 2)

-Vocabulary Introduction for ch. 15-24 (Blocks 6-7)

Hw: Study your study guide (should be completed through chapter 9) for test this Friday on Part 1; Vocabulary Assessment scheduled for Wednesday, November 29th

 

Tuesday, November 14

-Ch. 10 journal

-Ch. 11 and 12 read and journal (all classes will complete ch. 12 reading tomorrow)

Hw: Study vocabulary (assessment scheduled for Wednesday, November 29th) and make sure your study guide is complete through chapter 10

Wednesday, November 15

-Ch. 11/12 (Blocks 1 and 2 completed ch. 13; Block 7 began ch. 13 and only lack a couple of pages)

Hw: Study guides should be completed through at least chapter 12 and will be reviewed tomorrow in class. Part 1 test is scheduled for this Friday and study guides will be due as well.

Thursday, November 16

-Conclude ch. 13 (Blocks 6 and 7 were the only class that needed this)

-Study guide review

-Composition Book rubric distribution and student work

Hw: Study for Part I Test

 

AC Reading

Monday, November 13

-Warm up: Literary Element (Simile)

Phineas Gage continued

*Students should be completing their study guides as we read. Questions 1-7 should be addressed by now. See teacher for help if needed.

Hw: None

 

Tuesday, November 14

-Warm up: Discussion prompt

Phineas Gage continued

Hw: None

Wednesday, November 15

-Warm up: Quote of the week

Phineas Gage continued (*Students should have their study guides completed through question #9)

Hw: None

Thursday, November 16

-Warm up: Video of the week

Phineas Gage class read

Hw: None

Monday, November 6 – Friday, November 10

On-Level Reading

Monday, November 6

-Conclude Ch. 8 and Venn Diagram construction

Hw: Complete week 13/14 worksheet (Complete BOTH sides and be sure to include text evidence)

Wednesday, November 8

-Ch. 8 Venn Diagram and journal work

Hw: Ch. 8 journal and Venn Diagram due tomorrow

 

Thursday, November 9

-Compare/Contrast Ch. 8 writing peer editing

-Ch. 9 class read

Hw: None

Friday, November 10

-Ch. 9 conclude reading and journal

-Begin Ch. 10

Hw: None

 

AC Reading

Monday, November 6

-No Warm Up

-Text features concluded

Phineas Gage continued

Hw: None

Wednesday, November 8

-Warm up: Literary Element (Archetype)

-Nonfiction article activity

Hw: Complete reading and quiz

Thursday, November 9

-Warm up: Discussion Prompt

-Nonfiction article expert groups continued

Hw: None

Friday, November 10

-Warm up: Video of the week (cancelled due to technical difficulty) šŸ™

-Nonfiction article presentations

Hw: None

 

 

 

 

Monday, October 30th – Friday, November 3rd

On-Level Reading

Monday, October 30th

-T.S.B. conclude chapter 5 journal writing

-Chapter 6 read and journal

HW: Study for vocabulary assessment tomorrow; Media Center visit tomorrow

 

Tuesday, October 31st

-Media Center visit

-Touching Spirit Bear vocabulary assessment

Hw: Happy Halloween! Have fun and stay safe!

 

Wednesday, November 1st

-Ch. 6 journal work

-Read ch. 7 and work on journal and study guide

Hw: None

 

Thursday, November 2nd

-Ch. 7 journal work

-Nonfiction Bear mauling article/summary activity

Hw: Complete nonfiction article summary if not completed in class

 

Friday, November 3rd

-Compare and Contrast nonfiction article Venn Diagram and summary

-Begin Ch. 8 reading and Venn Diagram compare/contrast

Hw: None

 

AC Reading

Monday, October 30th

-Warm up: Literary Element (Theme)

-Phineas Gage continued

Hw: None (Media Center visit tomorrow so bring your library books to check out or renew books)

Tuesday, October 31st

-Warm up: Discussion prompt

-Bob Woodruff video

Media Center visit

Hw: Happy Halloween! Stay safe and have fun!

 

Wednesday, November 1st

-Warm up: Quote of the week

-Bob Woodruff and Phineas Gage video and compare/contrast activity

Hw: None

Thursday, November 2nd

-Warm up: Video of the week

-Conclude Bob Woodruff/Phineas Gage compare/contrast Venn Diagram

-“The Amazing Brain” nonfiction article summary

Hw: Complete “The Amazing Brain” nonfiction article summary

 

Friday, November 3rd

-Warm up: Free Read Friday

-Text Features lesson/activity

Hw: None

October 23-27

On-Level Reading

Monday, October 23

-Ch. 3 Journal work and peer editing practice (This journal entry will be turned in for a grade)

-Introduce Ch.7-14 vocabulary

Hw: None

 

Tuesday, October 24

-Ch. 3 Journal work and peer editing practice concluded

-Conclude Ch. 7-14 vocabulary review

-Begin reading ch. 4 (Block 1)

Hw: Study for vocabulary assessment next Tuesday/If you did not complete your chapter 3 journal, you should complete this tonight for homework.

 

Wednesday, October 25

-Ch. 4 read (if needed) and journaling

-Begin reading chapter 5

Hw: Study for vocabulary assessment next Tuesday

 

Thursday, October 26

-Summarizing nonfiction text

-Journal work and vocabulary study

Hw: Study for your vocabulary assessment next Tuesday

 

AC Reading

Monday, October 23

-Warm up: Literary Element (wk 12 entry)

-Conclude “Suitcases and Snow Globes”

Hw: Complete “Narrative Perspective” page in packet and “What do We Know About Marcia and How Do We Know It?” page (DO NOT COMPLETE “Grammar, Language, and Vocabulary”)

Tuesday, October 24

-Warm up: Discussion prompt

-Figurative language impact on writing (from “Suitcases and Snow Globes”

-Phineas Gage pre-reading introduction and activity

Hw: Complete the “All About Me” worksheet. This does NOT have to be colored.

 

Wednesday, October 25

-Warm up: Quote of the week

– Phineas Gage video and class discussion

Hw: None

 

Thursday, October 26

-Warm up: Video of the week

-Phineas Gage class read

Hw: None

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 BearĀ (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 BearĀ 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 ScienceĀ 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:Ā  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!)