6th grade READ 180

BLOCKS 4-5

IF YOU ARE ABSENT FROM CLASS, YOU NEED TO GO TO MRS. HARDIN’S ROOM DURING HOMEROOM ON TUES/THURS.  TO COMPLETE THE ROTATION YOU MISSED (IF YOU HAVE MISSED MORE THAN ONE CLASS PERIOD, PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH TUESDAY and THURSDAY!

 

Students were given a monthly calendar today for Workshop 2 (“When Disaster Strikes”) Skill: Sequencing.

The NEWEST calendar includes the HOMEWORK for all the dates in DEC/Jan.  Please look at the calendar with your child. (It is copied on blue paper) The homework is due at the beginning of the class period, with a quick comprehension check at the start of class which is graded. T Refer to the calendar for the other pages and dates.  Students were shown the assignments today and will write answers on the green workshop packet, except for the Read and Write and Summarize section.  These answers are to be placed on the white sheet provided by the teacher with the due dates written in.

Week of Dec. 4- Are you using your calendar to complete your homework assignments?  Are you writing your React and Write and Summarizing by re-wording the question in the answer?  Are you capitalizing and punctuating your sentences?  Good, keep it up! 🙂

Monday– Whole group p. 44, Small group p. 45 (graded in synergy)

hw- none

Tuesday- Rotations 2/3 (small group p. 45, graded in synergy)

hw- study vocabulary for Workshop (you have all the words/images/definitions in your binder on green graphic organizer)

Wednesday– Whole group p. 46 (Word Challenge); small group p. 47

hw-study vocabulary for Workshop (you have all the words/images/definitions in your binder on green graphic organizer)

Thursday- Rotations 2/3 (computer/reading nook/small group) sg. p. 46

hw- study vocabulary for Workshop (you have all the words/images/definitions in your binder on green graphic organizer)

Friday- computers/ reading nook/goal setting/ Reading inventory

hw- Workshop vocabulary test 12/14; Summative Workshop test (Reading 1,2, and 3  12/15)

 

Week of Nov. 28th

Monday- Review of expectations of READ 180. Review of  reading 2 “Mountain on Fire”; discussion on sequencing key words

hw- p. 42 due Wed.

Tuesday- small group p. 41 (sequencing of the Big Blow Up); computer rotation; reading nook (graphic organizer, reading log)

hw- p. 42 due tomorrow

Wednesday- Whole group p. 42 – reading 3 “Hurricanes: The Monster Storms”; comprehension check #3 (graded for synergy average of reading 1,2, and 3); sg p. 43 (sequencing of events)

hw- p. 44 due 12/4

Thursday- rotations 2/3  -computer rotation; reading nook (graphic organizer, reading log)

hw- p. 44 due 12/4

Friday- C day- catch up; goal setting reviewws, fluency practice

hw- p.  44 due 12/4

 

 

WEEK OF Nov. 13

BOOK NOOK READING IS DUE 11/17 (turn in reading log, complete graphic organizer, and take reading counts test!)

Monday- Reading 1 comprehension check from homework p. 36

Whole group page 36, fluency practice, SG. p. 37 (sequencing)

hw- p. 38 due Wed.

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p, 37 sequencing)

hw– p. 38 due tomorrow

Wednesday- Whole group Reading 2 comprehension check, fluency practice, SG p. 39 (sequencing)

Thursday- Rotation 2/3 SG. p. 39

Friday-” C” day

 

Week of November 6-

Monday- Introduction to monthly calendar of classwork and homework.  Workshop 2 begins! “When Disaster Strikes”.  Note-taking on reading skill: Sequencing

hw- p. 36 due 11/13

Tuesday- no school

Wednesday– Intro. vocabulary for Workshop 2 p. 35

hw- p. 36 due 11/13

Thursday– computer rotations/reading nook (graphic organizer/reading log/reading counts test DUE NOV. 17

hw- p. 36 due 11/13

Friday- computer rotations/reading nook (graphic organizer/reading log/reading counts test) DUE NOV. 17

hw- p. 36 DUE MONDAY (be sure react and write/summarize is written on white paper provided in class)

 

Week of October 30th-

Presentations for immigration project continue through Friday!  We have had some great presentations last week with great interesting facts!

Monday- Take notes on Edgar Allen Poe.  Determine how his ideas in writing impact mood and tone of a story.

Tuesday- Read Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe; Happy Halloween

Wednesday, Thursday/Friday- presentations. computer rotation, reading nook (graphic organizer and reading log)

 

Immigrant project-

We have been busy for over one week working on an immigrant project.

Students have been working hard each day of early release to work on their immigrant research and paper. The classes are doing very well with finding interesting facts to share with the class.  I can not wait to see the final project presentations!

Project guidelines:

  • Research a famous immigrant, taking notes with the graphic organizer
  • Type or hand write rough draft paragraph (following rubric checklist)
  • edit rough draft (does each sentence beginning vary? use COPS checklist to help you edit
  • type final draft with any changes (paragraph can not be more than 12 point font, double spaced
  • PRINT final draft
  • Begin power point for immigrant presentation (this should have a MAXIMUM of 3 slides and 3 images) The power point should use talking points to refer to while presenting (not sentences) FONT color and size will be discussed for easy reading
  • Practice your presentation (use note cards if necessary.  You will not be reading off power point or paper.  You are sharing your immigrant with the class.  Length, rehearsal and content will be discussed next week!

Week of Oct 23- Discuss rubric for immigrant presentations.  Dress like your famous immigrant, include necessary facts, practice, practice, practice!

Monday Oct. 23 will be last day to work on immigrant project in class.  If you need additional time, please go to Mrs. Hardin’s room during homeroom to work on the project! Sign up for presentation day on Monday, presentations begin Thursday!

Tuesday and Wednesday- READ 180 computer software and independent reading nook

Thursday- presentations begin! Computer software/reading nook rotation

Friday- presentations continue! Computer software/reading nook

 

FRIDAY/Monday-  CLICK

HERE for ELLIS ISLAND TOUR- use headphones!

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/immigration/tour/

 

Week of 10/9

Monday- Block 4 began to research and tour Ellis Island.  What did you read?  What did you learn?

Block 5- Finished Ellis Island tour; Introduction to immigrant project.

Tuesday and Wednesday- Select a famous immigrant (from the list) and begin taking notes on the graphic organizer provided.

Thursday- media center to continue taking notes and write a summary of the famous immigrant

Friday- Continue writing rough draft of summary and begin typing into word. (10 sentences minimum)

                                                        

 

 

 

Week of October 2-6

We have been catching up on a variety of assignments this week before the quarter ends!

  1. Reading Counts tests- finish independent reading book, turn in completed graphic organizer, turn in reading log (yellow sheet) TAKE test on computer.  IF you score a 70% or higher you passed the test!
  2. Complete end of workshop R SKILLS TEST
  3. Computer rotations to finish a computer segment- put your sticker  🙂 on the poster when you have completed an entire segment (reading zone, word zone, spelling zone, writing zone, and success zone)

Workshop ONE- “The New Americans”

Skill:Main idea/details

Week of 9/18-

Monday- review reading 2 for test Wednesday; practice finding main idea and details; “I have who has” vocab. game

hw- test on Workshop One begins Wednesday and will continue Thursday for extended time

Review for test: vocabulary terms; School  Before Soccer (reading 1), Fitting In (reading 2), Immigration Boom (reading 3)

Tuesday- review of reading 3; “I Have Who Has” game

hw- test tomorrow; Review for test: vocabulary terms; School  Before Soccer (reading 1), Fitting In (reading 2), Immigration Boom (reading 3)

Wednesday – Summative Assessment Workshop One

hw- none

Thursday-Summative Assessment Workshop One continued

Friday- if needed 20 minutes to finish test (extended time); computer and reading nook

hw- Happy September break 🙂

 

Week of 9/13- 9/16- WORKSHOP ONE TEST begins Sept. 20

 

Wednesday- Whole group- Word Challenge p. 20/ sg. p. 21 Synonyms/antonyms

hw- finish study guide for vocabulary of workshop.  You must be able to use the words correctly in a sentence. (context clues)

Thursday– R2/R3 (sg. p. 21) Synonyms/antonyms

hw- study vocabulary

Friday– finish any work on Reading 2 or Reading 3/computers/reading nook (graphic organizer and reading log needs to be updated!)

hw- re-read Reading 1- School Before Soccer!

 

Week of Sept. 5-8

Monday- NO SCHOOL!

Tuesday— Whole group lesson “The New Immigration Boom!” p. 16-17; Rotation 1 (Sg. p. 17)

Wednesday- Reading Comp. ticket for reading 2;   Rotation 2/3 (sg. p. 17)

ThursdaySTUDY guide for vocabulary handed it!  Write your own sentence to be sure you can apply the definition to the word.

Whole group Lesson (reading 3 cont’d “The New Immigration Boom!) p. 18-19; Rotation 1 (sg. p. 18)

hw- begin study 10 vocabulary words (study guide handed out)

Friday– Rotation 2/3 (sg. p. 19)

hw- study vocabulary for workshop one!

 

 

 

Week of 8/28-Sept. 1- Workshop One/Skill: Main Idea and Details

Monday– Media Center Destiny lesson with Mrs. Baker; book checkout

hw- none

Tuesday– Comprehension check- Freddy Adu

Whole group lesson “Fitting In” p. 12; Rotation 1 (small group p. 13)

hw-none

Wednesday Rotation 2 or 3 (small group p. 13)

Thursday- Whole group lesson p. 14; Rotation 1  (small group p. 15- Main Idea and Details organizer)

Friday- Rotation 2 or 3 (small group p. 15)

hw- review workshop vocabulary

 

Week of 8/21-8/25

Monday- Eclipse Schedule- There is no make up work

Tuesday- Whole group p. 10 “School Before Soccer”; Rotation 1 (small group p. 11- Main Idea/Details)

Wednesday- Rotation 2/3(small group p. 11- Main Idea/Details)

Thursday– Quiz on What do we do in Read 180?  Finish vocabulary p. 9 (if needed)- grades are in Synergy for those who have completed.  Remember capitalization/punctuation is graded.

Friday– finish p. 9-11 if needed; computers/reading nook

 

 

Week of 8/14-8/18

WORKSHOP 1- THE NEW AMERICANS

SKILL- main idea/details/fluency

Monday- Begin whole group instruction p. 10 (fluency/main idea); Rotation 1 (small group. p. 11)

hw- none

Tuesday- Rotation 2 (small group p. 11, computers OR reading nook); Rotation 3 (small group page 11, computers, OR reading nook)

Wednesday- WHOLE GRoup instruction p. 12 (fluency/main idea); Rotation 1 (small group p. 13)

Thursday– Rotation 2 (small group p. 13, computers OR reading nook); Rotation 3 (small group page 13, computers, OR reading nook-

Friday- Computers or reading nook, student goal  setting and checking

 

Welcome to Durham! So much to see around the building, so many new faces!

This week…...

I can’t wait to get to know each of you! Monday we will start learning about one another. You will bring home the Cobb County folder with forms to return and your Durham agenda. By the end of the week we will understand our own study habits and determine the best was to prepare to study for middle school! But most exciting for you… LOCKER day is on FRIDAY!. Bring back your forms ASAP to get your locker assignment!

So get ready— because here we go!


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Mon.Tues- SNOW DAYS!

Wednesday- BOOK report requirements were handed out.  Book report is due to class on Jan 27th!

Begin discussion on “What is research”

Thursday- Research Related Vocabulary terms 1-11

Friday- Finish Notes; watch plagarism videos and take notes

HW- READ AND COMPLeTE BOOK REPORT!


AC reading

 COLOR WARS:

Thanks to the following families for supporting Durham!

Eli, Josie, Sofia, Michael, Gianni, Ryder, Doug, Marcel, Ainsleigh, Davis, Ryder, Regan, Maggie, Kamryn, Jude, 

Week of May 15th

Monday– Loch soundtrack  in media center(you are all so creative!)

hw- none

Tuesday- finish novel 🙂

Wednesday- discussion of novel; work on storyboards for Loch  soundtrack

hw- none

Thursday- overall test on Loch; storyboard

Friday- MEDIA CENTER for soundtrack 🙂

 

Week of May 1

Monday- Completed Reading Inventory (RI); finish comprehension check for chapter 1-3.

hw- study for vocabulary test tomorrow

Tuesday- Vocabulary PART I TEST; read chapter 4

Wednesday- Finish Chapter 4 and questions

hw- none

Thursday– Vocabulary Part II definitions; Read Chapters 5-6

hw- none

Friday- Finish chapter 6-7

hw- none

 

Week of April 17th-

Monday- Magazine finishing touches! Tomorrow must be done! Do you have your individual research typed and special features typed?  Do you have your works cited done? Is your group doing Wildcards?

Tuesday- Final touches to magazine- turn in to link below

turn in your sway HERE

HOW TO TURN IN A SWAY:

Turning in a Sway:  http://streamingcobb.cobbk12.org/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=e18d97fe-0292-4022-82a3-af60410e9966

Wednesday- Milestone testing ELA;

Blocks 3, 1, 5, 7- ; work on roundtable graphic organizer; complete character chart on Loius- DUE ON FRIDAY!

Thursday- ELA Milestones, blocks 3, 2,4,6; read about Japanense internment and watch video to complete the graphic organizer; character chart on Louis due Friday!

Introduction to new novel- Loche

Friday- I will be testing 8th grade milestone.  You will have a sub; finish Unbroken Epilogue; Vocabulary on new novel Loch; TURN IN UPDATED CHARACTER CHART ON LOUIS Monday! (since I won’t be in class!)

 

Welcome back from Spring Break!  🙂

I sure enjoyed my time off with my family! Hope you did  too.

Monday–  began individual research for group magazine project- use rubric and follow requirments

USE MACANVIA in cobb digital library database for good sites to use!

hw-Twitter summaries will be collected tomorrow!

Tuesday– continue individual research for magazine project (ARE YOU FOLLOWING YOUR RUBRIC?) You began either your SWAY or publisher formatting for your magazine.  Some of you need to get parent permission for office 365 (throught parent-vue) then your shared folder should be there if you created it today with Ms. Pranther and me!

hw- finish any research for special feaures or individual research and bring to class tomorrow

Wed- get research types into SWAY or Publisher, including special features, and wild cards (if your group will be participating)- remember you can complete UP TO 4 wild cards only!

hw- research for wild cards

Thursday– put all components together for group magazine project (individual grade, group grade, wild cards)

hw- if you shared your project with your group- add finishing touches!

Friday finish typing all components of magazine project- CHECK YOUR RUBRIC!

hw- none

MILESTONES TESTING BEGINS NEXT WEEK on WEDNESDAY!.  Get rest and be on time! 

 

 

Week of March 27 

Monday- Finish Chapter 25.  Read Chapter 26-28

hw- Twitter summaries Ch. 21-23

Tuesday- Read  Chapters 29-31

hw- vocabulary Part IV test THURSDAY!

Wednesday- What is PTSD powerpoint; Read chapters 32-34

hw- vocabulary test tomorrow, twitter summaries 25-31 due MONDAY

Thursday- vocabulary Part IV test; read chapters 35-36

hw- Twitter summaries 25-31 due MONDAY

Friday-finish book and epilogue!

HW-Twitter summaries 25-31 due MONDAY

 

Week of March 20

Monday- Analogies warm up, 1940’s magazine; discussion of rubric and requirements, Read Chapter 18 together

hw- none

Tuesday– Analogies warm up, twitter summary Chapter 28,  Discuss Geneva Conventions 1949, Read Chapter 19

hw- none

Wednesday– Analogies warm up, Read Chapter 20-21

hw- none

Thursday- Analogies warm up, Read chapter together 22-23; Update Twitter summary (ch. 21, 22)

hw- none

Friday- Turn in analogies #1-10, twitter summaries Chapter 21, 22.  Read chapter 23-25 silently

hw- none

 

Week of March 13-17

Monday– Analogies; twitter summaries for chapter 13, 14, 15, 16

Read Chapter 17 and discuss differernces in mental strengths

hw- finish analogies

Tuesday– Analogies; Read comprehension for Part III

Discuss Socratic Seminar

hw- none

Wednesday- Analogies collected; Socratic Seminar

hw- none

Thursday– Vocabulary Part IV; finish Socratic seminar (if needed)

hw- none

Friday– Read Chapter 18

hw- none

 

 

Week of 3/6

Monday– Twitter summaries Chapter 7-10; Finish stream of consciousness poetry; Share poetry; Read chapter 11

hw- none

 

Tuesday-  Read Chapter 12-13; art of manliness site- life on a raft

hw- none

Wednesday- Read chapter 14; BOOK FAIR! 🙂

hw- none

Thursday- Discovery channel shark video

hw- none

Friday– Analogies; update anchor charts

hw- none

 

Week of Feb 27th-

Monday- videos of B-25 and begin taking notes. See below

B-24 Liberator Past and Present:

B-24 Liberator

Click on the link to watch the video. As you watch, look for details about the plane that stand out to you. Think about safety, maneuverability, weaponry. After watching the video, write a paragraph detailing your observations – “Why was the B-24 called a Flying Coffin?”

hw- finish paragraph!

 

 

eek of February 13-

Monday- Unbroken Chapters 3-4

hw- Part One vocabulary assessment

Tuesday- Part One vocabulary Assessment; analogies; Chapter 5

hw- analogies

Wednesday- field trip for many students; Bring pleasure reading book to class, analogies, anchor chart updates

hw- anchor chart updates

Thursday-comprehension questions ch 1-5; vocabulary Part II note-taking

hw- none

Friday- pictures of Louie carosal activity “What do I see?” 

hw- enjoy your break!

 

WEEK of FEB. 6th:

RESEARCH PAPER IS FINISHED!  I KNOW HOW HAPPY YOU ARE TO HAVE TURNED IT IN!  Great job! 🙂

 

Monday– Begin analogy warm ups – Notes: How are words related?

Introduction to author:

After watching the video, you will write a 1-2 paragraph reflection summarizing what you learned about the author, the book, and Louis Zamperini. The following questions may help guide your thinking as you write.

1. Why does the author, Laura Hillenbrand, rarely leave her home?

2. How long has she battled this disease?

3. How long did it take for her to write the book Unbroken?

4. What “hooked” the author about Louis Zamperini?

5. Louis Zamperini sent Laura Hillenbrand a gift. What was it and why did he say he sent it to her?

6. What insights did you gain about Louis Zamperini from the comments made by Laura Hillenbrand in the video interview?

7. What do you think Laura Hillenbrand feels about her subject? Does she exhibit any author bias? In this case, would you say any bias on her part was positive or negative?

hw- research related vocabulary test tomorrow- use your notes to study!

 

Tuesday– Complete Touchstone 3

Research related vocabulary test! 🙂

Write paragraph about the author. (see above questions)

hw-  Finish author paragraph

bring book Unbroken and colored pens

 

WednesdayUnbroken Vocabulary Part I- note-taking

Read chapter 1 in novel!

hw- bring novel to class daily

 

Thursday- Unbroken Chapters 2-3

FridayUnbroken Chapters 4-5

hw- study Unbroken Vocabulary Part I

 

 

Block 3

Week of January 30

Monday- Pre-assessment using analogies; Discuss introduction, thesis statement, conclusion

hw- none

Tuesday- Finish typing outline, print and turn in for grading

hw- WRITE INTRODUCTION (5 sentences to type into paper tomorrow)

get any additional research notes needed for paper (interesting facts)

Wednesday- Begin typing research paper (no contractions, no personal pronouns, no opinions, no questions)

hw-Write CONCLUSION to TYPE into paper tomorrow!

study research vocabulary terms TEST NEXT TUESDAY (URL, works cited, search engine, etc..)

get any additional research notes needed for paper (interesting facts)

Need help on conclusion?!

 

 

 

 

Thursday- Continue typing research paper (INCLUDING INTRODUCTION?CONCLUSION); print works cited

hw- study research related vocabulary terms  TEST NEXT TUESDAY (URL, works cited, search engine, etc..)

get any additional research notes needed for paper (interesting facts)

Friday- Finish typing research paper (print and TURN IN! 🙂 STAPLE IN THIS ORDER: Rubric, Final copy, works cited, outline, 50 research notes

hw-none

 

Week of January 23

Monday- computer lab: categorize and organize notes

Category examples:’Place, Histroy, People, Interesting Facts, Other ; organize order of notesd A, B, C, D, etc..

hw- book report due 1/27- FOLLOW RUBRIC

Tuesday- finish categNOTES IF YOU ARE MISSING CATEGORY information!

hw-book report due 1/27- FOLLOW RUBRIC; finish categorizing by tomoroow

Wednesday-50 notes graded (did you use 5-7 words, paraphrase information, do you have 50 notes or more?)

Media center lesson- Digital Citizenship with Ms. Crandall

hw- book report due 1/27- FOLLOW RUBRIC

Thursday– write out outline using correct format and write topic sentences.

hw- book report due tomorrow- FOLLOW RUBRIC; topic sentences and handwritten outline due tomorrow!

Friday- Write introductions and thesis- no personal pronouns, no questions in the paper!

hw- outline, topic sentences, introduction/thesis completed by Monday

WE BEGIN NOVEL STUDY Feb 6th.  We will be annotating!

Get your book today! 🙂

 

Monday-MLK (no school  ) Week of Jan. 16

Tuesday- Begin 50 notes of research on AUSTRALIA using Culturegrams in Macinvia

hw- Book report due 1/27; PLAGARISM TEST ON FRIDAY! (review notes)

Wednesday/Thursday- Continue Research note-taking using 5-7 words (cave man!)

hw- Book report due 1/27; PLAGARISM TEST ON FRIDAY!

Friday- PLAGARISM quiz; finish Australia 50 notes and turn in for grading!

 

 

Mon.Tues- SNOW DAYS!

Wednesday- BOOK report requirements were handed out.  Book report is due to class on Jan 27th!

Begin discussion on “What is research”

Thursday- Research Related Vocabulary terms 1-11

Friday- Finish Notes; watch plagarism videos and take notes

HW- READ AND COMPLeTE BOOK REPORT!

 

 

new-year

___________________Welcome Back! _So glad to see all the smiling faces today! :)___________

Week of Jan. 5

Thursday- Complete Breakout for Dystopia/Utopia in groups and print clue for class!

Friday-Submit final clue and directions for Breakout.  Media Center Check out

MONDAY WE WILL START LEARNING ABOUT the research process and begin our research for a research paper!

                                  Coming up in FEBRUARY-NEW NOVEL:

unbroken

——————————_____________—————————–

Week of Dec. 5

Monday and Tuesday- practice plot elements using Pixar short films

follow links here:

https://safeshare.tv/x/ss583db7a039d5b

 

 

Wednesday- quiz on point of view

Thursday- surprise activity in Media Center!

 

Week of Nov. 14- We are going to finish our novel and it is bitter sweet! 🙂

Monday- read chapter 25 together; post on “fakebook” chapters 20-24

Tuesday– Katniss Growth Chart- Part III

finish chapter 26-27

Wednesday- Turn in Katniss Growth Chart; finish book !! 🙂

Complete review sheet for test tomorrow

Thursday- Overall test on Hunger Games! Take notes on plot

Friday- finish note taking; practice plot elements

ENJOY TURKEY DAY!!!

 

Week of October 31-

Monday- Video on Edgar Allen Poe with question guide

hw- none

Tuesday– Chapter 18; discuss symbolism of Rue’s death

hw- none

Wednesday- Read chapter 19 with a partner; Post to “fakebook chapters 10-18

hw- Fakebook posts due Chapter 10-18 with images/friends

Thurs– Reading reponse questions in groups from Part II of the book

hw- Fakebook posts due

Friday- Read chapter 20-21 independently.  Comp. time questions

hw- none

 

 

Monday– Hunger presentations on Hunger

-Students will complete a “glows and grows” for each presentation.

HW:  Update “Fakebook” status for chapter 10-14 (use graphic organizer, if needed)

 

TUESDAY– Hunger Presentations finish

Read chapter 15-16 independently and update “fake book” (students who have finished may use a computer to create a Fakebook page )

BE SURE TO SAVE THE ENTIRE CODE to re-assess the page another day!

 

WEDNESDAY- Create Fakebook using computer

-Post  for chapters 10-16

Hw- none

 

THURSDAY– Read chapter 17 w/partner

Update fakebook for chapter 17

Hw- none

 

FRIDAY- Read chapter 18 together – Discuss

Hw- none

 

 

*PLEASE RETURN BY FRIDAY OPTIONAL CONFERENCE FORM*

Monday– discussion on hunger and Public Service Announcement( PSA).  We watched Jeff Bridges PSA and discussed what makes a goo dPSA

hw- vocabulary test #2 on Thursday

Tuesday-media center: research a subgroup on hunger in America

hw- vocabulary test #2 on Thursday

Wednesday– Media center research; begin brainstorming

hw- vocabulary test #2 on Thursday

Thursday– vocab test story

Friday _Continue reading Hunger Games ch. 10-11

 


8th grade

Week of May 15th

Monday–  Final Project.  Project must be competed on TUESDAY at beginning of class.  Reading nook book, graphic organizer, and reading counts test must be completed by May19; Computer segments must be completed by May 18th. Computer rotation :Yellow

Tuesday- Presentations begin; computer, RI (if needed)

Thursday-  Presentations continue; computers

Friday- Presentations continue; computers

 

Click below to see final project calendar:

Reading Final Project-1g08lc9

 

Week of May 1

Monday- Work on final project; computers: blue

hw- none

Tuesday-  Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Wednesday- Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Thursday-  Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Friday- Work on final project; computers:

 

 

Yay- TESTING IS DONE :)

Wed- Introduction to reading final project! Students will be given a RED CALENDAR with important information for due dates.

Pick 1: See rubric/instructions for the project of your choosing!

Illustrated Character Analysis

Book Trailer

Lego Story

Thursday- Book nook. Computers- yellow

Friday- work session 1 (computers:green)

 

Week of April 17th- no homework all week

Monday- Milestone review Game challenge continues! Cliffhanger 🙂

Tuesday- Milestone review Last Game challenge- TRASHKETBALL; WINNERS ANNOUNCED 🙂

WEDNESDAY- MILeSTONES TESTING (3rd, 1, 5, 7 blocks only)

Thursday- Milestones Testing (3rd, 2, 4, 6 blocks only)

Friday- Milestone testing- Social and Science 8th grade only

 

Welcome back from Spring Break!  🙂

I sure enjoyed my time off with my family! Hope you did  too.

Monday– study guide/nook book/ or computers

hw- study guide

Tuesday– reviewed readings for Workshop test tomorrow!

hw- re-read and complete study guide

Wed- Workshop test

hw- none

Thursday– finish test (if needed); Milestone review games- begin to form groups and hear instructions for game challenges! 🙂

hw- none

Friday– GAME Challenge Begins!- vocabulary

hw- none

MILESTONE TESTING BEGINS WEDNESDAY! Get plenty of rest

 

  • Week of March 27- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES!Monday- homework check; fluency graph updatedWhole group page 246 ; Rotation 1 (sg. p. 247)hw- vocabulary test 3/31; page 248 due Wednesday
  • Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p. 247 )hw- vocabulary test  3/31Wednesday-Wg p. 247 and 248/vocabulary review -taboo game!:)Thursday- “C day”/vocabulary review/computers/book nookhw- vocabulary test tomorrowFriday– vocabulary test – book nook/ computer rotations when finished
  • Great job on the Reading Inventory (RI)!  Students showed growth from August.  Keep it up! 🙂

Week of March 20- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES!

Monday- homework check; fluency chart updated; Riddle Me This

Whole group page 242 ; Rotation 1 (sg. p.243

hw- page due Wednesday 244

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p.244 )

hw- page 244 due tomorrow

Wednesday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group p244. /Rotation 1 (sg. p.245 )

hw- none

Thursday- Rotation 2/Rotation 3 (s.g. p.245 )

hw- due Monday

Friday-” C “day- book nook (reading log/graphic organizer)/ computer rotations

 

Week of March 13- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES!

Monday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group page ; Rotation 1 (sg. p.

hw- page due Wednesday

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p. )

hw- page due tomorrow

Wednesday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group p. /Rotation 1 (sg. p. )

hw- none

Thursday- Rotation 2/Rotation 3 (s.g. p. )

hw- due Monday

Friday-” C “day- book nook/ computer rotations

 

Week of March 6

Monday– Introduction to Workshop “Streets of Harlem p. 232

Strategy: Making Inferences

Whole group p. 234; SG 235

hw- p. 236 due Wed.

Tuesday- Rotations 2/3 (Sg. p. 235)

hw- Book Fair tomorrow, p. 236!

Wednesday- Wg p. 236, (Sg. p. 237)

hw- none

Thursday- Rotations 2/3; (Sg. p. 237)

hw- p. 240 due Monday

Friday- C day

hw- p. 24o due Monday

 

 

Tuesday- review of workshop rotations: JEOPArDY game!

Wed-inferences activity

 

Thursday-

 

THURSDAY- vocabulary for workshop- click below for powerpoint of 10 words

workshop-9-vocab-ppt-13dedjc workshop-9-vocab-ppt-13deegw

Friday- “C’Day

hw- pg. 234 due MONDAY!

 

 

Week of February 13-

Monday- Review for LWW test tomorrow

hw- summative test tomorrow: figurative language, characterization, context clues, comprehension, cause/effect

Tuesday- Summative Assessment on novel!

hw- none!

Wednesday- extended time for test (if needed); compter rotations

hw- none

Thursday-“C” day; computer rotation; finish plot diagram

hw- none

Friday- Breakout!  The White Witch in media center

hw- enjoy your break!  🙂

 

Week of February 6th-

Sadly our novel study is coming to an end this week!  Check out Mrs. Bakers library display of more books!

 

 

Monday– Read/Annotate chapter 14

hw- vocabulary/expressions ch 15 due tomorrow

Tuesday– Read/Annotate Chapter 15; main idea/details worksheet

hw- test on novel next week

Wednesday- Read/Annotate Chapter 16

hw- test on novel next week

Thursday– Finish book!

hw- test on novel next week

Friday-

***Review for test- characterization, figurative language (definitions and examples) comprehension, plot elements

 

Week of January 30-

Monday– What  do I know? (context clues)

hw- Chapter 12 vocabulary/expressions due tomorrow

grade will be taken for ch. 11-12 on Tuesday vocabulary/expressions

TUESDAY– Read/annotate Ch. 11

hw- none

WEDNESDAY- Read/annotate Ch.12

hw- Chapter 13 vocab/expressions

THURSDAY- Read/annotate Ch. 13

FRIDAY- “C” day; (Vocabulary/expressions Chapter 14; cause/effect worksheet)

hw- finish any classwork from above!

 

Week of January 23-

Monday– Read/Annotate Chapter 9 (characterization, setting, and figurative language)

hw- Chapter 10 vocabulary/expressions due tomorrow

CH 7, 8, 9 Vocabulary Assessment for BLOCK 6 is Wednesday !- Study guide on Ms. Poteat’s blog.  (You may use flashcards on your assessment that you chose to make.  The test is using the word in the context of the sentence ONLY)

TUESDAY– Read/Annotate Chapter 10 (Who is Father Christmas and what gifts did he give?)

hw- Study guide on Ms. Poteat’s blog.  (You may use flashcards on your assessment that you chose to make.  The test is using the word in the context of the sentence ONLY)

Wednesday-  Vocabulary Assessment ; Symbolism from Chapter 10 (Father Christmas)

 Vocabulary/expressions for Chapter 11 due Monday, Chapter 12 due Tuesday!

Thursday/Friday: “C” day computer rotations, symbolism worksheet with Father Christmas, Characterization graphic organizers (3)

hw- Vocabulary/Expressions for Chapter 11 due Monday, Chapter 12 due Tuesday

 

Week of Jan. 16

Monday- MLK

Tuesday– Read Chapter 7 and annotate characterization and figurative language

hw- Chapter 9 vocabulary/expressions due Thursday 1/19

Wednesday– Read Chpater 8/annotate;  making inferences worksheet

hw- Chapter 9 vocabulary/expressions due Thursday 1/19

Thursday/Friday- “C” day (computer rotation and assignment of characterization with The Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe, making inferences); chapters 7,8,9 vocabulary practice (Activity A)

hw- any work not completed by Friday is homework for the weekend.

 

Week of Jan 11

Monday/Tuesday- SNOW DAYS!

Wednesday- review of Chapter 5.  (questions for listening) Vocabulary Ch. 6 Snow globe due tomorrow

Thursday/Friday-Read Ch. 6 and annotate characterization of siblings.

hw- Vocabulary wardrobe  for ch. 7-8 due on TUESDAY!

 

new-year

Happy New Year!  Hope everyone was able to relax and enjoy sleeping in (and even staying up late!) Two days this week- we can do it!

Week of January 5       snowglobe-2

Thursday and Friday– How do I identify figurative language?  Create a snowglobe with  definitions, sentence, and picture.  The snowglobes will be due at end of class on Friday, including cutting and gluing!

__________________________________________________________________________________________________________

_redo***BOOK NOOK UPDATE 12/9- GREAT job meeting your due date on the reading nook book graphic organizer and test.

 IF YOU SCORED BELOW 70% (see synergy), you may read another book at home and take  a new test to REPLACE your GRADE.  THE TEST NEEDS TO BE TAKEN BY DEC. 21st!  (before winter break)- don’t wait, and check out a book and get reading!

 

ERROR- Thanks to many students discovering incorrect scores, there was an error in the rskills reporting.  The score is now updated in SYNERGY with RSKILLS test #2.  Thank you!

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Week of 12/12

Quizlet- click here- TEST NEXT TUESDAY!

https://quizlet.com/62018863/the-lion-witch-and-wardrobe-ch1-4-flash-cards/

Monday- Read Chapter 3 and annotate; comp. ticket ch. 3;

hw- Vocabulary/expressions for Ch. 4 (underline word and sentence in your book)

Tuesday- Finish Ch. 3 annotation and comp. ticket; crossword puzzle; Read/annotate Ch. 4;

hw- Vocabulary/expressions for Ch. 5 (underline word and sentence in your book);

vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

Wednesday- finish crossword puzzle;complete cause/effect chart finish Ch. 4 with annotation

hw-vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

Thursday/Friday- introduction of figurative language and “C day”

hw-vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

DUE BY FRIDAY- 

20 questions from chapter 1-4

Cause/effect chart

Crossword puzzle

 

 

Block 1,7- Read 180

Students are working on the completion of SEGMENT 3 thus far  on the computer rotation  and the second independent book read, the graphic organizer, Quick Write, and reading test done by Dec. 9th.

 

C.S. Lewis biography- click here to find out more on the author!

http://www.biography.com/people/cs-lewis-9380969

 

Week of 12/5:

Monday- Continue locating/highlighting vocabulary and key phrases used in context of the story.

Begin Ch. 1 “purposeful “annotation. (if absent see Ms. Poteat for annotation during homeroom)- setting, characters, vocabulary meaning;

hw- Book nook due Fri.

Tuesday- finish Ch. 1 and “purposeful” annotation; Comp time ticket for Ch. 1; Begin Setting questions worksheet on Old Professor’s house, find chapter 2 vocabulary and terms

hw- book nook due Friday

Wednesday– Find vocab and terms for Ch. 2; Read Chapter 2; Complete Venn Diagram of Mr. Tumnus

hw- book nook due Friday!

Thursday and FRIDAY– finish Ch 1 and Ch. 2 activities begun and turn in; “C” day (computers; reading nook) MAKE SURE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, QUICK WRITES, and READING COUNTS QUIZ are completed and turned in by end of class on FRIDAY! No exceptions

 

Week of Nov. 28th

Monday-Students took the Reading Inventory (RI) assessment to determine growth from August.  We are so proud of you all for making growth! 🙂

hw- Bring in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe novel on WEDNESDAY!

Tuesday– Students will take the” R skills” on the computer – end of the workshop show what you learned last 2 months in class!  The formatting is similiar to the end of the year Milestones testing.

hw-Bring in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe novel on WEDNESDAY!

Wednesday– Begin novel study!  Begin bringing colored pens or flare pens to class tomorrow.  Introduction to author, setting, predictions, characters!

hw- bring book daily!

Thursday– Computer rotations; book nook with graphic organizers due 12/9

Friday– Computer rotations; book nook with graphic organizers due 12/9

hw- bring novel to class with colored pens for annotating!

 

Change of Pace!– See letter students brought home!

Dear Read 180 parents,

Since we have just completed two (2) workshops in the Read 180 program, we are planning for a high-interest novel study to begin on December 1st.  The novel classic we will be studying is The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.  Reading this book will love movie film christmas snowallow us to cover the reading standards while also focusing on some of the essential reading skills we have been emphasizing during our instructional workshops (cause/effect, problem/solution, sequencing, annotation, vocabulary development, fluency, etc).   It is recommended that each student purchase and bring a personal copy of the book in order to get the most out of this study.  The book should be purchased and brought to class on December 1, 2016, when we will begin our study.   A personal copy will be helpful because we will be annotating (marking the text) with colored pens which takes a closer look at setting, vocabulary, characterization (direct vs. indirect) and figurative language.  If your student does not have a personal book, we will have a copy of the novel available in class; however, students will be required to annotate on paper rather than on the inside of the book.

During the novel study, we will be reading the novel and completing instructional activities during class times Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  On Thursdays and Fridays, students will be continuing working in the READ 180 software computer rotation. Once we have finished the book, if you would like to donate your child’s copy of the book to the class, we will GLADLY accept these books to add to our library.

As always, students will be responsible for any make up work with the computer software or the novel study when absent from class.

If you have any questions, please email us. We are so excited to begin reading the novel!

Thank you,

Patti Slade and Sarah Poteat

 

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Block 1, 7  READ 180

BE SURE TO CHECK NOVEMBER CALENDAR TAB FOR DUE DATES. We are approaching the end of the workshop so will not have weekly homework as we did in October. The workshop vocabulary assessment and workshop assessment is upcoming.  Please review the readings in your packet!  (Be sure to review your answers on your comp. time tickets too!)  Goal setting for computer rotation segments and independent reading nook book assignments need your attention.  Students need to have 2 segments completed thus far  on the computer rotation  and the second independent book read, the graphic organizer, Quick Write, and reading test done by Dec. 9th.

THANK YOU FOR COMING IN early to work on your computer segments this week before school or during homeroom.

ALL assignments require students to use punctuation and capitalization.  Please review your work before turning it in for grading!

 

Monday-Whole group and Rotation 1- 21st century skills p. 

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by !2/9

Tuesday- rotations 2&3(sg. 21st century skills) p. 

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by :12/9

Thursday-computer rotations and book nook

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by :12/9

Friday- computer rotations and book nook

hw- enjoy your break!

 

WEEK OF OCTOBER 31st

Monday- Reading the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe with Ms. Baker

identify unknown vocabualry and use context clues

hw- study vocab.

Tuesday- Continue the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe with Ms. Baker

identify unknown vocabulary and use context clues; begin to determine meaning of each stanza and complete study guide questionss.

 hw- study vocab.

Wednesday- 

Continue the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe with Ms. Baker

identify unknown vocabulary and use context clues; continue to determine meaning of each stanza and complete study guide questions.

Thursday- Finish poem to determine tone/mood

Friday– Finish tone and mood (assessment)

hw- study vocabulary; review readings of workshop

ALL assignments require students to use punctuation and capitalization.  Please review your work before turning it in for grading!

Week of Oct. 24

MONDAY– Whole Group: Hard Times p. 212; R1 (Sg: p. 213)

hw- p. 214 due Wed.

TUESDAy– R2/R3 (SG p. 213)

hw- p. 214

WEDNESDAY– Whole Group p. 214 ; R1 (Sg. p. 215)

hw- NONE

THURSDAY– R2/R3- (sg p. 215)

 

FRIDAY–  “C” day re-teach; EDGAR ALLEN POE video

 

Monday– Intro to new Workshop Strategy: Compare/Contrast; Note taking on strategy

hw- Read p.. 206 (all written parts)

Tuesday– Computer rotations; Reading Nook

hw- Read p. 206 (all written parts)

Wednesday– WG lesson: p. ; R1 (SGp.207 )

hw- none

Thursday: R2/R3 (Sg p207. )

hw:pg. 208 (ALL written parts)

Friday: Reading Nook/Computers/Goal Setting/re-teach

hw- p. 208 ( all written parts)

 


7th grade

Week of May 15th

Monday–  Final Project.  Project must be competed on Wednesday.  Reading nook book, graphic organizer, and reading counts test must be completed by May19; Computer segments must be completed by May 18th. Computer rotation :Yellow

Tuesday- Final Project.  Project must be competed on Wednesday.  Reading nook book, graphic organizer, and reading counts test must be completed by May19; Computer segments must be completed by May 18th. Computer rotation :Green

Wednesday- Projects due today!

Thursday-  Presentations begin; computers

Friday- Presentations continue; computers

CLICK CALENDAR FOR PROJECT:

Reading Final Project-1g08lc9

Week of May 1

Monday- Work on final project; computers: blue

hw- none

Tuesday-  Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Wednesday- Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Thursday-  Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Friday- Work on final project; computers:

 

 

Yay- TESTING IS DONE :)

Wed- Introduction to reading final project! Students will be given a RED CALENDAR with important information for due dates.

Pick 1: See rubric/instructions for the project of your choosing!

Illustrated Character Analysis

Book Trailer

Lego Story

Thursday- Book nook. Computers- yellow

Friday- work session 1 (computers:green)

Week of April 17th- no homework all week

Monday- Milestone review Game challenge continues! Cliffhanger 🙂

Tuesday- Milestone review Last Game challenge- TRASHKETBALL; WINNERS ANNOUNCED 🙂

WEDNESDAY- MILeSTONES TESTING (3rd, 1, 5, 7 blocks only)

Thursday- Milestones Testing (3rd, 2, 4, 6 blocks only)

Friday- BLOCK 6- I will be testing 8th graders for milestones- go to Ms. Wishon’s room in 6th grade hall- across from RUDA

 

Welcome back from Spring Break!  🙂

I sure enjoyed my time off with my family! Hope you did  too.

Monday– study guide/nook book/ or computers

hw- study guide

Tuesday– reviewed readings for Workshop test tomorrow!

hw- re-read and complete study guide

Wed- Workshop test

hw- none

Thursday– finish test (if needed); Milestone review games- begin to form groups and hear instructions for game challenges! 🙂

hw- none

Friday– GAME Challenge Begins!- vocabulary

hw- none

MILESTONE TESTING BEGINS WEDNESDAY! Get plenty of rest

 

  • Week of March 27- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATEs!
  • Monday- homework check; fluency graph updatedWhole group page 160 ; Rotation 1 (sg. p. 161)hw- vocabulary test 3/31Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p.161 )hw- vocabulary test  3/31Wednesday- C day- computers/book nook/Fluency graph updatedhw- vocabulary test 3/31Thursday- C day/vocabulary review/computers/book nookhw- vocabulary test tomorrow

    Friday– vocabulary test – book nook/ computer rotations when finished

 

Great job on the Reading Inventory (RI)!  Every student showed growth from August.  Keep it up! 🙂

Week of March 20- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES!

Monday- homework check

Whole group page ; Rotation 1 (sg. p.

hw- page due Wednesday

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p. )

hw- page due tomorrow

Wednesday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group p. /Rotation 1 (sg. p. )

hw- none

Thursday- Rotation 2/Rotation 3 (s.g. p. )

hw- due Monday

Friday-” C “day- book nook/ computer rotations

REVIEW OF NOTES ON PLOT ELEMENTS: (click to open)
Plot Diagram-29vltil

 

Week of March 13- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES!

Monday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group page ; Rotation 1 (sg. p.

hw- page due Wednesday

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p. )

hw- page due tomorrow

Wednesday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group p. /Rotation 1 (sg. p. )

hw- none

Thursday- Rotation 2/Rotation 3 (s.g. p. )

hw- due Monday

Friday-” C “day- book nook/ computer rotations

 

Week of March 6

Monday- Begin WORKSHOP ” Poe: The Master of Horror” p. 148- building fluency; Sg. p. 149

strategy: Plot elements

hw- Book fair on Wed.; 150p.  due on Wednesday

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3; (Sg. page 149 )

hw- Book FAIR tomorrow! 🙂    p.150  due tomorrow

Wednesday– WG p. 150; Rotation 1 (Sg. p.151 ) BOOK FAIR! 🙂

hw- none

Thursday- Rotations 2/3; (Sg. p151. )

hw- p152.  due Monday!

Friday- “C day” ; goal setting, computers, reading nook

hw-p 152.  due Monday!

 

Week of Feb. 27th

Monday- Touchstone 3; media center check out

hw- none

Tuesday- Review of workshop rotations- JEOPARDY!

hw- book fair all week

Wed.-Story elements review

click the following link::

Pixar Shorts- Party Cloudy- copy and paste into URL

http://www.literacyshed.com/partly-cloudy.html

 

Pixar Shorts- Knick Knack: below

 

Thursday

Vocabulary for workshop notes: Click below for power point of workshop words!

workshop-6-vocabulary-show-1fv2jh5

Friday– “C” day- computer rotations, reading nook book

 

 

Week of February 13-

Monday- Review for LWW test tomorrow

hw- summative test tomorrow: figurative language, characterization, context clues, comprehension, cause/effect

Tuesday- Summative Assessment on novel!

hw- none!

Wednesday- extended time for test (if needed); compter rotations

hw- none

Thursday-“C” day; computer rotation; finish plot diagram

hw- none

Friday- Breakout!  The White Witch in media center

hw- enjoy your break!  🙂

 

 

Week of February 6th-

Sadly our novel study is coming to an end this week!  Check out Mrs. Bakers library display of more books!

 

 

Monday– Read/Annotate chapter 14

hw- vocabulary/expressions ch 15 due tomorrow

Tuesday– Read/Annotate Chapter 15; main idea/details worksheet

hw- test on novel next week

Wednesday- Read/Annotate Chapter 16

hw- test on novel next week

Thursday– Finish book!

hw- test on novel next week

Friday-

***Review for test- characterization, figurative language (definitions and examples) comprehension, plot elements

 

Week of January 30-

Monday– What  do I know? (context clues)

hw- Chapter 12 vocabulary/expressions due tomorrow

grade will be taken for ch. 11-12 on Tuesday vocabulary/expressions

TUESDAY– Read/annotate Ch. 11

hw- none

WEDNESDAY- Read/annotate Ch.12

hw- Chapter 13 vocab/expressions

THURSDAY- Read/annotate Ch. 13

FRIDAY- “C” day; (Vocabulary/expressions Chapter 14; cause/effect worksheet)

hw- finish any classwork from above!

 

Week of January 23-

Monday– Read/Annotate Chapter 9 (characterization, setting, and figurative language)

hw- Chapter 10 vocabulary/expressions due tomorrow

CH 7, 8, 9 Vocabulary Assessment for BLOCK 6 is Wednesday !- Study guide on Ms. Poteat’s blog.  (You may use flashcards on your assessment that you chose to make.  The test is using the word in the context of the sentence ONLY)

TUESDAY– Read/Annotate Chapter 10 (Who is Father Christmas and what gifts did he give?)

hw- Study guide on Ms. Poteat’s blog.  (You may use flashcards on your assessment that you chose to make.  The test is using the word in the context of the sentence ONLY)

Wednesday-  Vocabulary Assessment ; Symbolism from Chapter 10 (Father Christmas)

 Vocabulary/expressions for Chapter 11 due Monday, Chapter 12 due Tuesday!

Thursday/Friday: “C” day computer rotations, symbolism worksheet with Father Christmas, Characterization graphic organizers (3)

hw- Vocabulary/Expressions for Chapter 11 due Monday, Chapter 12 due Tuesday

 

 

Week of Jan. 16

Monday- MLK

Tuesday– Read Chapter 7 and annotate characterization and figurative language

hw- Chapter 9 vocabulary/expressions due Thursday 1/19

Wednesday– Read Chpater 8/annotate;  making inferences worksheet

hw- Chapter 9 vocabulary/expressions due Thursday 1/19

Thursday/Friday- “C” day (computer rotation and assignment of characterization with The Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe, making inferences); chapters 7,8,9 vocabulary practice (Activity A)

hw- any work not completed by Friday is homework for the weekend.

 

Week of Jan 11

Monday/Tuesday- SNOW DAYS!

Wednesday- review of Chapter 5.  (questions for listening) Vocabulary Ch. 6 Snow globe due tomorrow

Thursday/Friday-Read Ch. 6 and annotate characterization of siblings.

hw- Vocabulary wardrobe  for ch. 7-8 due on TUESDAY!

 

new-year

Happy New Year!  Hope everyone was able to relax and enjoy sleeping in (and even staying up late!) Two days this week- we can do it!

Week of January 5       snowglobe-2

Thursday and Friday– How do I identify figurative language?  Create a snowglobe with  definitions, sentence, and picture.  The snowglobes will be due at end of class on Friday, including cutting and gluing!

 

_____________________________________________________________________

redo****BOOK NOOK UPDATE 12/9- GREAT job meeting your due date on the reading nook book graphic organizer and test.

 IF YOU SCORED BELOW 70% (see synergy), you may read another book at home and take  a new test to REPLACE your GRADE.  THE TEST NEEDS TO BE ——-TAKEN BY DEC. 21st!  (before winter break)- don’t wait, and check out a book and get reading!

ERROR- Thanks to many students discovering incorrect scores, there was an error in the rskills reporting.  The score is now updated in SYNERGY with RSKILLS test #2.  Thank you!

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Week of 12/12

QUIZLET- click here! Test TUESDAY!

https://quizlet.com/62018863/the-lion-witch-and-wardrobe-ch1-4-flash-cards/

 

Monday- Read Chapter 3 and annotate; comp. ticket ch. 3;

hw- Vocabulary/expressions for Ch. 4 (underline word and sentence in your book)

Tuesday- Finish Ch. 3 annotation and comp. ticket; crossword puzzle; Read/annotate Ch. 4;

hw-hw- Vocabulary/expressions for Ch. 5 (underline word and sentence in your book);

vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

Wednesday- finish crossword puzzle; finish Ch. 4 with annotation

hw-vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

Thursday/Friday- introduction of figurative language and “C day”

hw-vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

Students are working on the completion of SEGMENT 3 thus far  on the computer rotation  and the second independent book read, the graphic organizer, Quick Write, and reading test done by Dec. 9th.

C.S. Lewis biography- click here to find out more on the author!

http://www.biography.com/people/cs-lewis-9380969

 

Week of 12/5:

Monday- Continue locating/highlighting vocabulary and key phrases used in context of the story.

Begin Ch. 1 “purposeful “annotation. (if absent see Ms. Poteat for annotation during homeroom)- setting, characters, vocabulary meaning;

hw- Book nook due Fri.

Tuesday- finish Ch. 1 and “purposeful” annotation; Comp time ticket for Ch. 1; Begin Setting questions worksheet on Old Professor’s house, find chapter 2 vocabulary and terms

hw- book nook due Friday

Wednesday– Find vocab and terms for Ch. 2; Read Chapter 2; Complete Venn Diagram of Mr. Tumnus

hw- book nook due Friday!

Thursday and FRIDAY– finish Ch 1 and Ch. 2 activities begun and turn in; “C” day (computers; reading nook) MAKE SURE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, QUICK WRITES, and READING COUNTS QUIZ are completed and turned in by end of class on FRIDAY! No exceptions

 

Week of Nov. 28th

Monday-Students took the Reading Inventory (RI) assessment to determine growth from August.  We are so proud of you all for making growth! 🙂

hw- Bring in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe novel on WEDNESDAY!

Tuesday– Students will take the” R skills” on the computer – end of the workshop show what you learned last 2 months in class!  The formatting is similiar to the end of the year Milestones testing.

hw-Bring in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe novel on WEDNESDAY!

Wednesday– Begin novel study!  Begin bringing colored pens or flare pens to class tomorrow.  Introduction to author, setting, predictions, characters!

hw- bring book daily!

Thursday– Computer rotations; book nook with graphic organizers due 12/9

Friday– Computer rotations; book nook with graphic organizers due 12/9

hw- bring novel to class with colored pens for annotating!

 

CHANGE OF PACE– See letter that students brought home!

Dear Read 180 parents,

Since we have just completed two (2) workshops in the Read 180 program, we are planning for a high-interest novel study to begin on December 1st.  The novel classic we will be studying is The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.  Reading this book will love movie film christmas snowallow us to cover the reading standards while also focusing on some of the essential reading skills we have been emphasizing during our instructional workshops (cause/effect, problem/solution, sequencing, annotation, vocabulary development, fluency, etc).   It is recommended that each student purchase and bring a personal copy of the book in order to get the most out of this study.  The book should be purchased and brought to class on December 1, 2016, when we will begin our study.   A personal copy will be helpful because we will be annotating (marking the text) with colored pens which takes a closer look at setting, vocabulary, characterization (direct vs. indirect) and figurative language.  If your student does not have a personal book, we will have a copy of the novel available in class; however, students will be required to annotate on paper rather than on the inside of the book.

During the novel study, we will be reading the novel and completing instructional activities during class times Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  On Thursdays and Fridays, students will be continuing working in the READ 180 software computer rotation. Once we have finished the book, if you would like to donate your child’s copy of the book to the class, we will GLADLY accept these books to add to our library.

As always, students will be responsible for any make up work with the computer software or the novel study when absent from class.

If you have any questions, please email us. We are so excited to begin reading the novel!

Thank you,

Patti Slade and Sarah Poteat

 

Block 6-  READ 180-

BE SURE TO CHECK NOVEMBER CALENDAR TAB FOR DUE DATES. We are approaching the end of the workshop so will not have weekly homework as we did in October. The workshop vocabulary assessment and workshop assessment is upcoming.  Please review the readings in your packet!  (Be sure to review your answers on your comp. time tickets too!)  Goal setting for computer rotation segments and independent reading nook book assignments need your attention.  Students need to have 2 segments completed thus far  on the computer rotation  and the second independent book read, the graphic organizer, Quick Write, and reading test done by Dec. 9th.

THANK YOU FOR COMING IN early to work on your computer segments this week before school or during homeroom.

ALL assignments require students to use punctuation and capitalization.  Please review your work before turning it in for grading!

 

WEEK OF NOV. 14th

Monday- Breakout EDU with Ms Baker!  Congratulations to the two teams who broke out and Saved Fun Friday!

hw- reading nook book due 12/6

Tuesday-Whole group and Rotation 1- 21st century skills p. 

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by !2/6

Wednesday- rotations 2&3(sg. 21st century skills) p. 

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by :12/6

Thursday-computer rotations and book nook

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by :12/6

Friday- computer rotations and book nook

hw- enjoy your break!

 

Week of Nov. 7- Review for workshop test; vocabulary, test, workshop tests

 

WEEK OF OCTOBER 31st

Monday- Reading the play “Tell- Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe

hw- study vocab.

Tuesday- Vocabulary Reviewp. 130-131

hw- study vocab p. 128.

Wednesday- WG p.128  Rotation 1 (SG p. 129)

Thursday- ROTATION 2/3 (SG p. 129)

Friday– “C” day- re-teach, review, computers, reading nook

hw- study vocabulary; review readings of workshop

 

 

Week of Oct. 24

MONDAY– Whole Group:  p. 124; R1 (Sg: p. 125)

hw- p. 126 due Wed.

TUESDAy– R2/R3 (SG p. 125)

hw- p. 126

WEDNESDAY– Whole Group p. 126 ; R1 (Sg. p. 127)

hw- NONE

THURSDAY– R2/R3- (sg p. 127)

FRIDAY–  “C” day re-teach; EDGAR ALLEN POE video

 

 

Monday– Intro to new Workshop Strategy: Problem/Solution; Note taking on strategy

hw- Read p.. 118

Tuesday– Computer rotations; Reading Nook

hw- Read p. 118

Wednesday– WG lesson: p. 118 R1 (SGp. 119)

hw- none

Thursday: R2/R3 (Sg p. 119)

hw:pg. 120 (ALL written parts)

Friday: Reading Nook/Computers/Goal Setting/re-teach

hw- p. 120


6th grade

Week of Dec. 4 🙂

Survival Vocabulary test on words 1-15 on Dec. 14th.  You need to be able to use the word in the context of a sentence.

Monday- Survival Vocabulary; Discuss requirements for Hoot in a Week using RUBRIC provided

hw- study vocabulary

Tuesday- Survival Vocabulary; Hoot in a Week using RUBRIC provided read both your chapters while taking notes

hw- study vocabulary

Wednesday- Survival Vocabulary; Hoot in a Week using RUBRIC provided read both your chapters while taking notes

hw- study vocabulary

Thursday– You should have finished both chapters and be working on fine tuning you detailed notes on the chapters and your visualization.

hw- study vocabulary

Friday– You should be finishing your visualization and preparing your presentation.

hw- presentations begin MONDAY; vocab. test 12/14

Week of Nov. 28th- Welcome back!

Monday- EXTRA CREDIT assignment collected!  Began Touchstone 2 for Quarter 2; middle school survival vocabulary #1-4- use graphic organizer provided

hw- none

Tuesday- Finish Touchstone 2; middle school survival vocabulary #5-7- use graphic organizer provided; media center book checkout!

hw- none

Wednesday- plot elements notes using note taking sheet; plot diagram practice using PIXAR movie clip- COMPUTER LAB

hw- study notes for quiz

Thursday- Practice Pixar video plot diagram (computer lab)

hw- study notes for quiz

ANIMATED SHORTS:

Click here for Day and Night clip

Click here for “Partly Cloudy” clip

Click here for “Geri’s Game” clip

 

 

Friday- Complete a” bad move” plot elements assignment; quiz on lot elements

hw- none

 

***EXTRA CREDIT (choose an additional appetizer or entrée from the menu) for SLADE FLUSH and SCAT end of book project due Nov. 27- NO exceptions! It needs to be fully done following the rubric to receive ANY additional points!**

RUBRIC FOR END OF BOOK PROJECT

 FLUSH/SCAT

Final Assessment Rubrics

 

Compare/Contrast Expository Essay Pts. Possible Pts. Earned
Venn Diagram 10
Essay – Quality content, logical organization, both you and the character are described clearly and thoroughly 20
Correct grammar and mechanics are used 5
Assignment is typed and edited 5
TOTAL 40

 

Letter to Editor Pts. Possible Pts. Earned
Proper letter format (use the example to make sure all parts are evident) 10
Body of letter – Quality content 20
Correct grammar and mechanics are used 5
Letter is typed and edited 5
TOTAL 40

 

POINT OF VIEW Pts. Possible Pts. Earned
Scene is re-written in first person POV from another character’s perspective. 10
All parts of the original scene are included and the character’s thoughts, reactions, feelings are well represented. 40
Correct grammar and mechanics are used 5
Assignment is typed and edited 5
TOTAL 60

 

Poem Pts. Possible Pts. Earned
Poem contains a minimum of 32 lines 5
Rhyming scheme  is evident 5
Content of poem accurately depicts the relationship between Noah and his dad 25
Assignment is typed and edited 5
TOTAL 40
Newspaper Article Pts. Possible Pts. Earned
Article clearly depicts the events from the story and fits with the headline chosen, and is a minimum of 4 well written paragraphs. 40
Article is written in the style of a newspaper article and includes the 5W’s and H of the event. 10
Correct grammar and mechanics are used 5
Assignment is typed and edited 5
TOTAL 60

 

Business Card Pts. Possible Pts. Earned
Career chosen for character is appropriate to character’s traits 15
Adjectives are well selected and support the career chosen 15
Correct grammar and mechanics are used 5
All required elements are included 5
TOTAL 40

 

Life Story Pts. Possible Pts. Earned
Events described in Grandpa Bobby’s life make sense based on the information provided in the book; plenty of detail is given and point of view is consistent 50
Correct grammar and mechanics are used. 5
Assignment is a minimum of 1 ½ pages typed and edited. 5
TOTAL 60
 

 

Timeline Pts. Possible Pts. Earned
Timeline includes a minimum of 8 major events from the story. 24
Each event is explained in a minimum of 4 sentences. 24
Events included were important to the plot of the book. 7
Correct grammar and mechanics are used. 5
TOTAL 60

Timeline template for end of book:

Week of November 13- please check Synergy for grade updates on THURSDAY (progress reports)

Monday- Finish Flush and introduce end of book project.  Extra credit opportunity offered

SCAT- continue reading chapter 24-25

Tuesday- FLUSH test and Continue end of book project; SCAT continue Ch. 25-26

Wednesday- (Computer lab )FLUSH continue project/ SCAT finish novel and discuss end of book project

Thursday and Friday– (Computer lab continued) FLUSH continue project/ SCAT test over novel and end of book project YOU MUST TURN IN ONE APPETIZER AND ONE ENTREE STAPLED TO YOUR RUBRIC BY END OF CLASS ON FRIDAY!

**Extra credit due 11/27 (Monday)- chose another appetizer OR entree and turn in by Monday 11/27** No partial credit will be given.  YOU MUST HAVE IT PRINTED BEFORE CLASSTIME BEGINS! FOLLOW THE RUBRIC!

Be sure to complete the book report reflection (click below)

BOOK REPORT REFLECTION:

Please click the link (SCAT BOOK ONLY!)

SCAT QUIZ ch. 15-19

 

Week of November 6- (book report was collected today and anyone who had not turned in visualization for Flush and Scat)

reminder- NO SCHOOL TUESDAY!

Monday- Flush Ch. 17/ Scat Chapters 18-19

Wednesday- Flush Chapter 18/Scat Chapters 19-21

Thursday- Flush 19-20.Scat Chapters 21-22

Friday- Flush FINISH Novel!/Scat Chapters 23-24

 

 

Week of October 30-

BOOK REPORT IS DUE NEXT MONDAY! 11/6

Monday- Take notes on Edgar Allen Poe.  Determine how his ideas in writing impact mood and tone of a story.

Tuesday- Read Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe; Happy Halloween

Wednesday- analyze mood and tone and its impact on as story using “Tangled” video clip

Thursday– “Under the Floorboards” Breakout! (Media Center with Mrs. Baker)

Breakout! EXIT TICKET: CLICK AND SUBMIT FORM!

http://bit.ly/2h7stqb

Friday- Read Flush or Scat Chapters

Early release week- We have been busy with the shortened classes for conference week.

Monday- vocabulary test for Flush OR Scat/ time wot read for book report or work on the webpage creation for Book report DUE NOV. 6th!

Tuesday- Thursday- Touchstones, work on book report project due Nov. 6th, finish webquest (if necessary)

Friday- Return to novel FLUSH (began visualization assignment) or Scat (ch. 13)

EACH NIGHT STUDENTS NEED TO READ FOR BOOK REPORT AND COMPLETE WEBPAGE!  Book report is due NOV. 6th

 

Book report- discussion and visual of what to include.  Each week, students need to be reading their books to identify character traits within the story.  Students need to include direct and indirect evidence from the story.  See sample below:

 

What a Character-book report-17ppwk6

BLANK COPY OF BOOK REPORT IF YOU WANT TO COMPLETE ELECTRONICALLY!:

What a Character-book report-17ppwj5

Monday- Finish REAP strategy using water pollution or panther informational text

hw- vocab. test next week; read book report book, finish REAP strategy (if needed) tomorrow!

Tuesday- Read ch. 10-11

hw- Vocabulary set 2 test Monday; read for book report

Wed. Read ch. 11-12

hw- Vocabulary set 2 test Monday; read for book report

THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WEBQUESTS:

Scat – Florida panther webquest

Florida panthers and other big cats

Deerskin trade 1500-1700

Helping People Coexist with Panthers

Save the Florida Panther

Reducing Panther Deaths on Roads

Tenuous Times for the Endangered Florida panther

NO HOME FOR THE FLORIDA PANTHER-29c89za

 

Flush – Water pollution webquest

http://eschooltoday.com/pollution/water-pollution/what-is-water-pollution.html

http://www.ducksters.com/science/environment/water_pollution.php

https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-bp-oil-spill

http://www.ducksters.com/history/us_1900s/exxon_valdez_oil_spill.php

Week of October 3- Welcome back from Fall break! 🙂

Monday/Tuesday- Read Ch7,  8 -9(Flush and Scat) , reviewed characterization, began character chart

hw- vocab set 2 test Oct. 16

Wed- Finished reading Ch. 9 (Flush and Scat), added information to character chart

hw- vocab set 2 test Oct. 16

Thursday- Informational articles on environmental issues in the novel using REAP strategy

hw- vocab set 2 test Oct. 16

Friday- bring your pleasure book to class or to renew your book!

hw- vocab set 2 test Oct. 16

 

Sept 18-22

Monday- Vocabulary Set 1 test on novel words; book checkout; finish comprehension questions for ch.1-4

hw- none

Tuesday- finish comprehension questions ; read ch 5 silently and complete comprehension questions

hw- none

Wednesday– Take notes on Set 2 words for novel; read chapter 6 in novels

hw- none

Thursday- mini-lesson on direct vs. indirect characterization; Read chapter 7 in novels

hw- none

Friday- Comprehension check; read chapter 8 in novels

Have a wonderful and restful September break! 🙂

Sept. 13-16

Wednesday- Finish reading Ch. 4 in novels.  Begin comprehension for chapters 1-4.  Be sure to cite textual evidence

hw- study novel vocab for test on Monday! remember you need to know the words in the context of the story!

Thursday- Book TASTING in the media center!

hw- study novel vocabulary

Friday– Finish Ch1-4 comphrehension, citing textual evidence.  Complete clarification sheet for vocabulary.

hw- study novel vocabulary for test on Monday.

SEpt. 6-

Wednesday- Begin novel study Flush or Scat Ch. 1 and complete exit ticket

Thursday- Continue novel Ch. 2-3

hw- begin studying novel vocabulary – you need to know how to use the word in context, not just a definition

Friday- Finish ch. 3 and 4. BEgin comprehension questions using textual evidence for ch 1-4

hw- study vocabulary

 

SEPTEMBER 1st

Screen cast for Book report QR code:

Click on the links below:

Step ONE Screencast

Step TWO Screencast: 

Step Three Screencast: 

Slade-Book Report Summary QR Template-15wjf4l

PRINT QR CODE TO BRING TO CLASS ON TUESDAY! (there will be no time to print in class!)

 

Week of 8/28-9/1

BOOK READING IS DUE NOW!

STORY MAP AND ILLUSTRATED COVER DUE FRIDAY 9/1!

Monday- Media Center Destiny lesson with Mrs. Baker; checkout new pleasure book/work on boor report/ or study for test Wed.

Tuesday– Prefix/Suffix Practice assignment;  work on book report story map or illustrated book cover

hw- test tomorrow (connotation/denotation; prefix, suffix, and roots)- review ALL YOUR NOTES

Wednesday- TEST (connotation/denotation; prefix, suffix, and roots); Write 4-5 sentence summary including book title, author, setting, main character, and problem- do not give away ending!

hw- write 4-5 write 4-5 sentence summary of book to create QR code tomorrow!

Thursday- Read “About the Author) Carl Haiisen.  Write summary following guidelines of paper – be sure to answer all the questions!

hw– write 4-5 sentence summary of book to create QR code tomorrow!

Friday- Media Center to type summary of book and create QR code.

Finish summary for “About the Author”

hw- finish About the Author summary for class on TUESDAY

***Finish creating QR code and print for Tuesday if not finished in class Fri.***

 

 

Week of 8/21-25

BLOCKS 1, 2, 3

BOOK REPORT:

***STORY MAP organizer and book report guidelines were discussed.  IF YOU WERE NOT IN CLASS, PLEASE COME DURING HOMEROOM. Reading your book needs to be concluded by Aug. 28th.  The story map and colored/illustrated book jacket are due 9/1**

Monday- Eclipse Schedule and Color Wars Assembly

Visualization activity with Sun and Moon Storytelling.  Due to so many students being dismissed early.  Students were given time to read their book for the book report and begin working on story map

HW- read for book report!

Tuesday- Finish Goal Setting ; Begin notes on Vocabulary of Vocabulary

HW- read for book report!

Wednesday- Continue notes and discuss connation/denotation and figurative/literal language in text

HW- read for book report!

Thursday- Note-taking on synonyms/antonyms/ prefixes/suffixes/roots

HW- read for book report!

Friday- practice with prefixes/suffixes/roots

HW- read for book report! Study connotation/denotation and Prefix/Suffix/Roots notes for test on WEDNESDAY!

Week 3- OL READING

OPEN HOUSE TUESD

AY at 6:30

8/14-8/18

Monday- Discuss Orgganizational checklist results, agenda usage.  Students are to begin highlighting homework for each class.  On Aug, 28th an agenda check will occur for fill out agenda properly, including highlighting homework.

Students began reading study technique articles with a group.  The group is responsible for “Gimme FIVE”- (5 important take-aways from the article.  Students will present to class tomorrow.

hw- study skills test on FRIDAY – study notes!

Tuesday– “Gimme FIVE” presentations on study techniques; students will take notes on strategies.

hw- study skills test on Friday!

Wednesday- Begin Time Management- Where Does Time Go?

hw- study skills test on FRIDAY

Thursday-complete how your time is spent for class tomorrow

hw- study skills test on FRIDAY

Friday- Study skills test; read for pleasure

Week 2!

Monday- Media Center Orientation and book checkout

Tuesday-hw- get syllabus signed; learning styles inventory characteristics

Wed. hw- get syllabus signed; learning styles groups cont’d

Thursday- Note-taking on external and internal obstacles of studying

Friday- complete organizational checklist; study skills articles in groups

 

Welcome to Durham! So much to see around the building, so many new faces!

This week…...

I can’t wait to get to know each of you! Monday we will start learning about one another. You will bring home the Cobb County folder with forms to return and your Durham agenda. By the end of the week we will understand our own study habits and determine the best was to prepare to study for middle school! But most exciting for you… LOCKER day is on FRIDAY!. Bring back your forms ASAP to get your locker assignment!

So get ready— because here we go!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of May 15th

Monday–  Final Project.  Project must be competed on Wednesday.  Reading nook book, graphic organizer, and reading counts test must be completed by May19; Computer segments must be completed by May 18th. Computer rotation :Yellow

Tuesday- Final Project.  Project must be competed on Wednesday.  Reading nook book, graphic organizer, and reading counts test must be completed by May19; Computer segments must be completed by May 18th. Computer rotation :Green

Wednesday- Projects due today!

Thursday-  Presentations begin; computers

Friday- Presentations continue; computers

 

Click below to see final project calendar:

Reading Final Project-1g08lc9

Week of May 1

Monday- Work on final project; computers: blue

hw- none

Tuesday-  Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Wednesday- Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Thursday-  Work on final project; computers:

hw- none

Friday- Work on final project; computers:

 

Yay- TESTING IS DONE :)

Wed- Introduction to reading final project! Students will be given a RED CALENDAR with important information for due dates.

Pick 1: See rubric/instructions for the project of your choosing!

Illustrated Character Analysis

Book Trailer

Lego Story

Thursday- Book nook. Computers- yellow

Friday- work session 1 (computers:green)

Week of April 17th- no homework all week

Monday- Milestone review Game challenge continues! Cliffhanger 🙂

Tuesday- Milestone review Last Game challenge- TRASHKETBALL; WINNERS ANNOUNCED 🙂

WEDNESDAY- MILeSTONES TESTING (3rd, 1, 5, 7 blocks only)

Thursday- Milestones Testing (3rd, 2, 4, 6 blocks only)

Friday- BLOCK 2- I will be testing 8th graders for milestones- go to Ms. Wishon’s room in 6th grade hall- across from RUDA

 

Welcome back from Spring Break!  🙂

I sure enjoyed my time off with my family! Hope you did  too.

Monday– study guide/nook book/ or computers

hw- study guide

Tuesday– reviewed readings for Workshop test tomorrow!

hw- re-read and complete study guide

Wed- Workshop test

hw- none

Thursday– finish test (if needed); Milestone review games- begin to form groups and hear instructions for game challenges! 🙂

hw- none

Friday– GAME Challenge Begins!- vocabulary

hw- none

MILESTONE TESTING BEGINS WEDNESDAY! Get plenty of rest

 

 

  • Week of March 27- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES!Monday- homework check; fluency graph updatedWhole group page 74 ; Rotation 1 (sg. p.75hw- vocabulary test 3/  31                      page  76 due WednesdayTuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p.75 )hw- vocabulary test  3/31
  • page 76 due tomorrowWednesday- Fluency graph updatedWhole group p. 76/77- Combine R1/2.3 to complete p. 77 whole group; review of vocabularyhw- vocabulary test 3/31Thursday- C day/vocabulary reviewhw- vocabulary test tomorrowFriday– vocabulary test” C “day- book nook/ computer rotations
  • Great job on the Reading Inventory (RI)!  Every student showed growth from August.  Keep it up! 🙂

Week of March 20- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES!

Monday- homework check

Whole group page ; Rotation 1 (sg. p.

hw- page due Wednesday

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p. )

hw- page due tomorrow

Wednesday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group p. /Rotation 1 (sg. p. )

hw- none

Thursday- Rotation 2/Rotation 3 (s.g. p. )

hw- due Monday

Friday-” C “day- book nook/ computer rotations

 

REVIEW OF NOTES ON PLOT ELEMENTS: (click to open)
Plot Diagram-29vltil

Week of March 13- REMINDER CHECK  MARCH CALENDAR FOR DUE DATES!

Monday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group page ; Rotation 1 (sg. p.

hw- page due Wednesday

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3 (sg. p. )

hw- page due tomorrow

Wednesday- Fluency graph updated

Whole group p. /Rotation 1 (sg. p. )

hw- none

Thursday- Rotation 2/Rotation 3 (s.g. p. )

hw- due Monday

Friday-” C “day- book nook/ computer rotations

 

 

 

Week of March 6

Monday- Begin WORKSHOP “Identity Crisis” p. 62

strategy: Plot elements

hw- Book fair on Wed.; p. 64 due on Wednesday

Tuesday- Rotation 2/3; (Sg. page 63)

hw- Book FAIR tomorrow! 🙂    p. 64 due tomorrow

Wednesday– WG p. 64; Rotation 1 (Sg. p. 65) BOOK FAIR 🙂

hw- none

Thursday- Rotations 2/3; (Sg. p. 65)

hw- p. 66 due Monday!

Friday- “C day” ; goal setting, computers, reading nook

hw-p. 66 due Monday!

 

Welcome back! 🙂

Week of Feb. 27th

Monday- Touchstone 3; media center check out

hw- none

Tuesday- Review of workshop rotations- JEOPARDY!

hw- book fair all week

Wed.-Story elements review

click the following link::

 

click the following link::

Pixar Shorts- Party Cloudy- copy and paste into URL

http://www.literacyshed.com/partly-cloudy.html

Pixar Shorts- Knick Knack: below

Thursday– Vocabulary for workshop notes

Friday– “C” day- computer rotations, reading nook book

 

 

Week of February 13-

 

Monday- Review for LWW test tomorrow

hw- summative test tomorrow: figurative language, characterization, context clues, comprehension, cause/effect

Tuesday- Summative Assessment on novel!

hw- none!

Wednesday- extended time for test (if needed); compter rotations

hw- none

Thursday-“C” day; computer rotation; finish plot diagram

hw- none

Friday- Breakout!  The White Witch in media center

hw- enjoy your break!  🙂

 

 

Week of February 6th-

Sadly our novel study is coming to an end this week!  Check out Mrs. Bakers library display of more books!

 

 

Monday– Read/Annotate chapter 14

hw- vocabulary/expressions ch 15 due tomorrow

Tuesday– Read/Annotate Chapter 15; main idea/details worksheet

hw- test on novel next week

Wednesday- Read/Annotate Chapter 16

hw- test on novel next week

Thursday– Finish book!

hw- test on novel next week

Friday-

***Review for test- characterization, figurative language (definitions and examples) comprehension, plot elements

 

Week of January 30-

Monday– What  do I know? (context clues)

hw- Chapter 12 vocabulary/expressions due tomorrow

grade will be taken for ch. 11-12 on Tuesday vocabulary/expressions

TUESDAY– Read/annotate Ch. 11

hw- none

WEDNESDAY- Read/annotate Ch.12

hw- Chapter 13 vocab/expressions

THURSDAY- Read/annotate Ch. 13

FRIDAY- “C” day; (Vocabulary/expressions Chapter 14; cause/effect worksheet)

hw- finish any classwork from above!

 

Week of January 23-

Monday– Read/Annotate Chapter 9 (characterization, setting, and figurative language)

hw- Chapter 10 vocabulary/expressions due tomorrow

CH 7, 8, 9 Vocabulary Assessment for BLOCK 2 is Thursday !(Wednesday we are going to media center for a counselor lesson)- Study guide on Ms. Poteat’s blog.  (You may use flashcards on your assessment that you chose to make.  The test is using the word in the context of the sentence ONLY)

TUESDAY– Read/Annotate Chapter 10 (Who is Father Christmas and what gifts did he give?)

hw- CH 7, 8, 9 Vocabulary Assessment for BLOCK 2 is Thursday !(Wednesday we are going to media center for a counselor lesson)- Study guide on Ms. Poteat’s blog.  (You may use flashcards on your assessment that you chose to make.  The test is using the word in the context of the sentence ONLY)

 

Wednesday- Media Center lesson with Ms. Crandall on Digital Citzenship

hw- Vocabulary Assessment tomorrow!

Vocabulary?expressions for Chapter 11 due Monday, Chapter 12 due Tuesday

 

Thursday/Friday: Assessment on vocabulary for 7, 8, 9

“C” day computer rotations, symbolism worksheet with Father Christmas, Characterization graphic organizers (3)

hw- Vocabulary/Expressions for Chapter 11 due Monday, Chapter 12 due Tuesday

 

 

Week of Jan. 16

Monday- MLK

Tuesday– Read Chapter 7 and annotate characterization and figurative language

hw- Chapter 9 vocabulary/expressions due Thursday 1/19

Wednesday– Read Chpater 8/annotate;  making inferences worksheet

hw- Chapter 9 vocabulary/expressions due Thursday 1/19

Thursday/Friday- “C” day (computer rotation and assignment of characterization with The Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe, making inferences); chapters 7,8,9 vocabulary practice (Activity A)

hw- any work not completed by Friday is homework for the weekend.

 

Week of Jan 11

Monday/Tuesday- SNOW DAYS!

Wednesday- review of Chapter 5.  (questions for listening) Vocabulary Ch. 6 Snow globe due tomorrow

Thursday/Friday-Read Ch. 6 and annotate characterization of siblings.

hw- Vocabulary wardrobe  for ch. 7-8 due on TUESDAY!

 

new-year

Happy New Year!  Hope everyone was able to relax and enjoy sleeping in (and even staying up late!) Two days this week- we can do it!

Week of January 5       snowglobe-2

Thursday and Friday– How do I identify figurative language?  Create a snowglobe with  definitions, sentence, and picture.  The snowglobes will be due at end of class on Friday, including cutting and gluing!

hw- Chapter 6 vocabulary due Monday!

 

redoBLOCK 2- READ 180

BOOK NOOK UPDATE 12/9- GREAT job meeting your due date on the reading nook book graphic organizer and test.

 IF YOU SCORED BELOW 70% (see synergy), you may read another book at home and take  anew test to REPLACE your GRADE.  THE TEST NEEDS TO BE TAKEN BY DEC. 21st!  (before winter break)- don’t wait, and check out a book and get reading!

ERROR- Thanks to many students discovering incorrect scores, there was an error in the rskills reporting.  The score is now updated in SYNERGY with RSKILLS test #2.  The grade is now accurate.

 

Students are working on the completion of SEGMENT 3 thus far  on the computer rotation  and the second independent book read, the graphic organizer, Quick Write, and reading test done by Dec. 9th.

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QUIZLET- click here TEST NEXT TUESDAY!

https://quizlet.com/3901794/lion-witch-and-wardrobe-chapters-1-4-flash-cards/

 

Week of 12/12

Monday- Read Chapter 3 and annotate; comp. ticket ch. 3;

hw- Vocabulary/expressions for Ch. 4 (underline word and sentence in your book)

Tuesday- Finish Ch. 3 annotation and comp. ticket; crossword puzzle; Read/annotate Ch. 4;

hw-hw- Vocabulary/expressions for Ch. 5 (underline word and sentence in your book);

vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

Wednesday- finish crossword puzzle; complete cause/effect chart; finish Ch. 4 with annotation

hw-vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

Thursday/Friday- introduction of figurative language and “C day”

hw-vocabulary test for Ch. 1-4 on TUESDAY!

 

DUE BY FRIDAY- 

20 questions from chapter 1-4

Cause/effect chart

Crossword puzzle

 

 

 

C.S. Lewis biography- click here to find out more on the author!

http://www.biography.com/people/cs-lewis-9380969

 

Week of 12/5:

Monday- Continue locating/highlighting vocabulary and key phrases used in context of the story.

Begin Ch. 1 “purposeful “annotation. (if absent see Ms. Poteat for annotation during homeroom)- setting, characters, vocabulary meaning;

hw- Book nook due Fri.

Tuesday- finish Ch. 1 and “purposeful” annotation; Comp time ticket for Ch. 1; Begin Setting questions worksheet on Old Professor’s house, find chapter 2 vocabulary and terms

hw- book nook due Friday

Wednesday– Find vocab and terms for Ch. 2; Read Chapter 2; Complete Venn Diagram of Mr. Tumnus

hw- book nook due Friday!

Thursday and FRIDAY– finish Ch 1 and Ch. 2 activities begun and turn in; “C” day (computers; reading nook) MAKE SURE GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS, QUICK WRITES, and READING COUNTS QUIZ are completed and turned in by end of class on FRIDAY! No exceptions

 

Week of 11/28

Monday-Students took the Reading Inventory (RI) assessment to determine growth from August.  We are so proud of you all for making growth! 🙂

hw- Bring in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe novel on WEDNESDAY!

Tuesday– Students will take the” R skills” on the computer – end of the workshop show what you learned last 2 months in class!  The formatting is similiar to the end of the year Milestones testing.

hw-Bring in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe novel on WEDNESDAY!

Wednesday– Begin novel study!  Begin bringing colored pens or flare pens to class tomorrow.  Introduction to author, setting, predictions, characters!

hw- bring book daily!

Thursday– Computer rotations; book nook with graphic organizers due 12/9

Friday– Computer rotations; book nook with graphic organizers due 12/9

hw- bring novel to class with colored pens for annotating!

 

Change of pace! See letter that went home!

Dear Read 180 parents,

Since we have just completed two (2) workshops in the Read 180 program, we are planning for a high-interest novel study to begin on December 1st.  The novel classic we will be studying is The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.  Reading this book will love movie film christmas snowallow us to cover the reading standards while also focusing on some of the essential reading skills we have been emphasizing during our instructional workshops (cause/effect, problem/solution, sequencing, annotation, vocabulary development, fluency, etc).   It is recommended that each student purchase and bring a personal copy of the book in order to get the most out of this study.  The book should be purchased and brought to class on December 1, 2016, when we will begin our study.   A personal copy will be helpful because we will be annotating (marking the text) with colored pens which takes a closer look at setting, vocabulary, characterization (direct vs. indirect) and figurative language.  If your student does not have a personal book, we will have a copy of the novel available in class; however, students will be required to annotate on paper rather than on the inside of the book.

During the novel study, we will be reading the novel and completing instructional activities during class times Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.  On Thursdays and Fridays, students will be continuing working in the READ 180 software computer rotation. Once we have finished the book, if you would like to donate your child’s copy of the book to the class, we will GLADLY accept these books to add to our library.

As always, students will be responsible for any make up work with the computer software or the novel study when absent from class.

If you have any questions, please email us. We are so excited to begin reading the novel!

Thank you,

Patti Slade and Sarah Poteat

 

 

Block 2 READ 180- BE SURE TO CHECK NOVEMBER CALENDAR TAB FOR DUE DATES. We are approaching the end of the workshop so will not have weekly homework as we did in October. The workshop vocabulary assessment and workshop assessment is upcoming.  Please review the readings in your packet!  (Be sure to review your answers on your comp. time tickets too!)  Goal setting for computer rotation segments and independent reading nook book assignments need your attention.  Students need to have 2 segments completed thus far  on the computer rotation  and the second independent book read, the graphic organizer, Quick Write, and reading test done by Dec. 9th.

THANK YOU FOR COMING IN early to work on your computer segments this week before school or during homeroom.

 

ALL assignments require students to use punctuation and capitalization.  Please review your work before turning it in for grading!

 

WEEK of NOV. 14th

Monday -Breakout Session- Fact Opinion

Thank you to Ms. Baker for putting the session together.! We broke out ans saved FUN FRIDAY! 🙂

Tuesday-Whole group and Rotation 1- 21st century skills p. 

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by !2/6

Wednesday- rotations 2&3(sg. 21st century skills) p. 

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by :12/6

Thursday-computer rotations and book nook

hw- reading nook book, graphic organizers, and book test due by :12/6

Friday- computer rotations and book nook

hw- enjoy your break!

 

Week of November 7- Review for Workshop Test; test, computer segments

WEEK OF OCTOBER 31st

Monday- Reading the play “Tell- Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe

hw- study vocab.

Tuesday- Vocabulary Review (Prefixes and Suffixes)p. 46-47

hw- study vocab./ p. 44

Wednesday- WG p.44  Rotation 1 (SG p. 45)

Thursday- ROTATION 2/3 (SG p. 45)

Friday– “C” day- re-teach, review, computers, reading nook

hw- study vocabulary; review readings of workshop

 

 

Week of Oct. 24

MONDAY– Whole Group: p. 40; R1 (Sg: p. 41)

hw- p. 42 due Wed.

TUESDAy– R2/R3 (SG p. 41)

hw- p. 42

WEDNESDAY– Whole Group p. 42 ; R1 (Sg. p. 43)

hw- NONE

THURSDAY– R2/R3- (sg p. 43)

FRIDAY–  “C” day re-teach; EDGAR ALLEN POE video



About READ 180

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Read 180 is an intensive reading program designed to increase the reading levels of each student.  The program directly addresses individual needs through differentiated instruction, adaptive and instructional software, high-interest literature, and direct instruction in reading, writing, and vocabulary skills.

The READ 180 Instructional Model provides a simple way to organize instruction and classroom activity. The session begins and ends with whole-group teacher-directed instruction. Between the whole-group meetings, students break into three small groups that rotate among three stations.  These stations are Small Group Direct Instruction, Modeled and Independent Reading, and READ 180 Software.

CLASS CONTENT AND STRATEGIES:

Read 180 is a reading and writing program that aims to raise student reading and writing levels, as well as academic achievement.  It includes the following components:

  • Reading Inventory (RI) – The Reading Inventory is a computer-based test that assesses student reading level for program placement. The students will take the test several times throughout the year to measure progress.
  • Computers – Students use topics on the computer to practice reading comprehension, spelling, proofreading and word attack skills. Each topic guides the students through a variety of activities including a video, the Reading Zone, Word Zone and Spelling Zone.  Students must complete activities in each zone in order to reach the Success Zone and move to the next reading passage.
  • Reading Area – Students read in class every day. Students select books and chart their progress in a reading log.  Writing activities accompany each book, and students complete them as they are reading. Students use the Reading Counts program to take quizzes on the computer.  When a student completes a book and its writing activities, she/he takes a quiz to test knowledge of the book.
  • Small and whole group (Mini-Lessons/Quizzes) – Teacher-led mini-lessons focus on reading strategies and skill practices, and quizzes are given to gauge student understanding.

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