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**Tuesday, January 21 – Thursday, January 23:** Slides (4th/5th)

FINALS WEEK

**Friday, January 17:** Slides (4th/5th)

We finished iReady then students reviewed for final tests but utilizing Quizlet, working through practices on NoRedInk or retaking quizzes, or creating flashcards for their literary terms.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Review for final tests (Quizlet, NoRedInk, literary terms)

**Thursday, January 16:** Slides (4th/5th)

Students handed in their final draft packets for their book reviews.

Then students completed the Winter Diagnostic for iReady. We will try to finish what didn’t get done tomorrow, but they may need to work on this in CC lab as well.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Review for final tests (Quizlet, NoRedInk, literary terms)

**Wednesday, January 15:** Slides (4th/5th)

We did a Quizlet live round to review all the vocabulary (Latin Roots) that will be on the final test. There are a lot of words!!!

After that, students who had their 2nd drafts ready had a peer read them and comment on them. Then the students did a nitty-gritty self-edit for grammar errors.

**HOMEWORK:
– Final drafts due tomorrow!** The following is what should be turned in:

*4 Journals

*Character Chart (pg 28)

*Summary Outline (pg 27)

* Graphic Organizer (pg 23-26, one of them)

*1st draft (highlighted)

*2nd draft (peer and self-edits)

*Final Draft

**Tuesday, January 14:** Slides (4th/5th)

Complete NoRedInk Unit 5 quiz. After the quiz is done, students should be revising their book reviews. There is a checklist available.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Have changes made and a 2nd draft for tomorrow!

**Monday, January 13:** Slides (4th/5th)

Students had some time to work on NoRedInk. The quiz is tomorrow.

Students then used their summary outline and graphic organizer to type up their 1st drafts.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Have first draft typed for tomorrow!

– NoRedInk – Unit 5. Quiz 1/14

**Friday, January 10:** Slides (4th/5th)

Students took the Unit 4 Roots Quiz. Then they had work time to read, journal, finish the character chart, work on their prewrite or review NoRedInk.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read and Journal

– Finish summary outline (pg 27) and graphic organizer for critique (pg23-26)

– NoRedInk – Unit 5. Quiz 1/14

**Thursday, January 9:** Slides (4th/5th)

Students worked on NoRedInk then read their novels. They also needed to complete the character chart that is on page 28 in their packets.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read and Journal (3 journals due by Wednesday, books due by Friday @ end of period)

– Review Roots – Quiz 1/10

– NoRedInk – Unit 5. Quiz 1/14

**Wednesday, January 8:** Slides (4th/5th)

Students received the crossword to review for the Roots quiz which is Friday.

We then went over the prewrite requirements for the book reviews. They need to complete page 27 for the summary then **one** of the pages between 23-26 for the critique. We also brainstormed topics they could discuss in their critique.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Essay Corrections – due TODAY

– Read and Journal (3 journals due by Wednesday, books due by Friday @ end of period)

– Review Roots – Quiz 1/10

– NoRedInk – Unit 5. Quiz 1/14

**Tuesday, January 7:** Slides (4th/5th)

We worked on Unit 5 of NoRedInk (Quiz 1/14).

We analyzed book reviews. First, we worked as a class to analyze a review then partners worked together to analyze two additional reviews. Due at the end of class.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Essay Corrections – due Wednesday

– Read and Journal (3 journals due by Wednesday, books due by Friday @ end of period)

– Review Roots – Quiz 1/10

– NoRedInk – Unit 5. Quiz 1/14

**Monday, January 6:** Slides (4th/5th).

We worked on NoRedInk Unit 5 Practice – quiz will be 1/14.

Essay Corrections over the synthesis paper. These are due 1/8 – Wednesday.

**HOMEWORK:
**– NoRedInk – Unit 5.

– Read from their independent reading books – these are due by Friday!

**Friday, December 20:** Slides (4th/5th).

We did a First Chapter Friday then students read out of their novels. We wrapped it up with some challenging brain teasers.

**HOMEWORK:
**– NoRedInk – Unit 5.

– Read from their independent reading books.

**Thursday, December 19:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We had work time on NoRedInk – Unit 5.

In class, we read. Students should have at least one journal entry completed.

**HOMEWORK:
**– NoRedInk – Unit 5.

– Read from their independent reading books.

**Wednesday, December 18:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We recorded the roots for the week. **Some students didn’t have time to do this as they were getting their final paper put together to hand in. These notes are on my website under “Latin Roots”.**

* 4th Period:*We went down to the library to check out books for the next unit: Independent Reading culminating in a book review! They will bring this book to class each day.

*5th Period:
*We received the new packet for the unit and wrote out a pacing bookmark then students had time to read and journal.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Finish NoRedInk – Unit 5 Diagnostic.

– Read from their independent reading books.

**Tuesday, December 17:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We worked on NoRedInk – Unit 5 Diagnostic.

*4th Period:*

We formatted the Works Cited page together. Finish final revisions. PAPERS ARE DUE TOMORROW!

*5th Period:*

We handed in the final papers then headed down to the library. The book you check out should be the book you want to spend the next 3.5 weeks reading!

**HOMEWORK:
**– Finish NoRedInk – Unit 5 Diagnostic.

–

**5th Period:**Final drafts due today!!!

–

**4th Period:**Final drafts due tomorrow!!!

**Monday, December 16:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We revised a couple sentences at the beginning.

Then students worked on their papers. 5th Period formatted Works Cited pages. (Click here for the citations on the Point/Counterpoint for School Start Times).

**HOMEWORK:
**–

**5th Period:**Final drafts due tomorrow!!!

–

**4th Period:**Final drafts due Wednesday!!!

**Friday, December 13:** Slides (4th/5th).

We took the NoRedInk quiz for Unit 4.

Then students worked on getting self-revisions done and peer revisions (if self-revisions were done). ESSAYS ARE DUE NEXT WEEK!

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

– Make changes to drafts and bring a clean copy Monday!

**Thursday, December 12:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We had some NoRedInk Work Time. Quiz is tomorrow!

Both classes should be finishing 1st drafts, doing a self-revisions, making changes, then bringing a clean 2nd draft to class for a peer revision. *4th Period:* Monday. *5th Period:* Friday.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

– Finish 1st draft and self-revise then correct and print a clean 2nd draft

**Wednesday, December 11:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We took notes on the Roots for Week #14.

*4th Period*

We checked the outlines they should have completed. Then students typed their 1st drafts in the NoRedInk Guided Draft that was assigned to them. For tomorrow, they should have their 1st drafts done.

*5th Period*

We checked their 1st drafts. Students then completed self-revisions (instructions are on my slides for today). For tomorrow, they need to bring a clean 2nd draft (printed).

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

– Finish 1st draft (4th)

– Finish clean 2nd draft – printed (5th)

**Tuesday, December 10:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We had some NoRedInk work time. The quiz is on Friday.

*4th Period*

We checked the counter-arguments then they had the remaining period to work on their outlines. Several students are behind and their work is piling up. Get back on track!

*5th Period*

I checked outlines then students started drafting their 1st drafts. I conferenced with students as I could. Finished 1st drafts are due tomorrow.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

– Finish outline (4th)

– Finish 1st draft (5th)

**Monday, December 9:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We revised two sentences in class.

*4th Period
*We worked through the thesis statements they brought to class, cleaning up a couple together. Then we worked on page 7, the counter-argument. This is their homework (finish page 7). They should be ready to outline tomorrow.

*5th Period*

We checked thesis statements then they started working on their outlines. These are due tomorrow.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

– Finish page 7 (4th)

– Finish outline (5th)

**Friday, December 6: **Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We worked in stations today completing the next iReady, working on thesis statements, and practicing embedding quotations or developing a counter-argument.

**Thesis Statements (pg 6) are due Monday!**

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

– Finish page 6 (Thesis Statement) (plus page 7 for period 5).

**Thursday, December 5:** Slides (4th/5th).

We took the first of the iReady progress monitoring tests. We will take the 2nd one tomorrow.

After that, we broke into groups to have them discuss their research. They should have through page 4 done in their note packets. As they discussed, they underlined or added to their notes. This helps solidify their ideas. After that, we worked on page 5, which is Essay Blocking. This is a way to organize their brainstorming and notes into a graphic organizer. It is due tomorrow.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

– Finish page 5 (Essay Blocking) – outlining your notes

**Wednesday, December 4:** Slides (4th/5th).

We recorded the Roots for the week. Need a new packet.

During class, we had work time to finish researching and taking notes from the articles. Pages 3 and 4 are due tomorrow.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

– Finish pages 3 & 4 of new packet (read articles, annotate, take notes)

**Tuesday, December 3:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

NoRedInk – Unit 4 Diagnostic – complete.

We started research today. Skim the packet, choose 4 articles, read, annotate, and take notes on those. The notes belong on page 3. You will then organize them into Pro/Con onto page 4.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

– Finish pages 3 & 4 of new packet (read articles, annotate, take notes)

**Monday, December 2:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We revised two sentences at the beginning of class.

We then talked about synthesis writing. We discussed the essay and the students brainstormed their topics. Pages 1 & 2 are due tomorrow.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

– Finish pages 1 & 2 of new packet

**Tuesday, November 26:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

**Monday, November 25:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

**Friday, November 22:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

*4th Period
*Read, annotate, and summarize an article about vaping.

*5th Period
*Go through the “Embedding Quotes” lecture then apply it to the summary paragraph.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

**Thursday, November 21:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

*4th Period
*We finished up the summaries from yesterday’s article. Then we read and annotated and summarized a new article with a partner. It was completed in class (some students might need to finish the summary then hand it in).

*5th Period
*We worked in stations reviewing Run-On Sentences in NoRedInk then applying our knowledge of Ethos/Pathos/Logos to a speech and ads.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

**Wednesday, November 20:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We recorded the Roots from the website. **Quiz is Tuesday, 11/26.**

*4th Period
*Read, annotate, and summarize an article about school dress codes. Did as a class. Complete Sentence Summary and hand in.

*5th Period
*Finish notes on Ethos, Pathos, and Logos then apply it to the Chief Joseph speech.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

**Tuesday, November 19:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

*4th Period
*We reviewed notes from yesterday then finished the notes and practiced annotating “The Gettysburg Address”. We also practiced writing a sentence summary.

*5th Period
*We finished reading, annotating, and summarizing the vaping articles then took notes on Ethos/Pathos/Logos and applied it to a speech.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

**Monday, November 18:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We revised our two sentences at the beginning of class.

*4th Period*

We went through notes on “How to Annotate”.

*5th Period
*They worked in partners reading, annotating, and summarizing an article about vaping. Due in class.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

**Friday, November 15:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We completed the NRI Unit 3 Quiz today.

*4th Period
*After the quiz, the students read out of their novels.

*5th Period*

After the quiz, students worked with a partner to read, annotate, and summarize an article about pushing school start times. This should have been completed in class.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes

**Thursday, November 14: Slides (4th). Slides (5th).
**We had NoRedInk Work time. Their quiz is tomorrow.

**SEVERAL students had barely started the work. NoRedInk practice is a grade under the “Homework” category and the quizzes are grades under the “Assessment” Category.**Homework is 15% of their final grade and Assessments are 30%.

*4 ^{th} Period
*– We reviewed run-on sentences and how to fix them.

– We worked on paragraph corrections. If they didn’t have a character paragraph, they had nothing to correct.

*5th Period
– *We read, annotated, and summarized an article about school dress codes.

**HOMEWORK:
**– NoRedInk – Unit 3 – DUE TOMORROW – QUIZ TOMORROW

– Paragraph corrections due tomorrow (4

^{th}period)

– Read 20 minutes –

**Bring books tomorrow!**

**Wednesday, November 13: Slides (4th). Slides (5th).
**We got down our Week #10 Roots. If they didn’t finish, they should get those written down. Notes on my website as well as Quizlets. The quiz will be 11/26.

*4 ^{th} Period
*We had a mini-grammar lesson over fragments and run-ons. We had a few more paragraphs turned in and I entered those grades. Thank you!

*5 ^{th} Period
*We are finishing up our “how to annotate” notes and practice with the Gettysburg Address. We are also working on summarizing.

**HOMEWORK:
**– NoRedInk Quiz – Unit 3 Friday – Finish practice

– Read 20 minutes

**Tuesday, November 12: **Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

NoRedInk Work Time. Quiz is on Friday.

*4 ^{th} Period
*We went through a lecture on the importance of punctuation.

*5 ^{th} Period
*We took notes over how to annotate. This is in class work.

**HOMEWORK:
**– Essay Corrections (4

^{th}period)

– NoRedInk – Unit 3 practice, quiz Friday

– Read 20 minutes

**Monday, November 11: Slides (4th). Slides (5th). **

We revised sentences at the beginning of class.

*4 ^{th} Period
*We worked on essay corrections for the mood/tone essays (“The Lottery”, 1

^{st}quarter). Students that hadn’t turned in the essay were instructed to work on NoRedInk or their character paragraphs. The goal for handing in the character paragraphs is

*before*Thursday as we will be doing corrections on those on Thursday.

*5 ^{th} Period
*We are having a formative “assessment” on annotations and summaries. I’m having students read a real-life “Thank You Ma’am” story about a thug who was shown kindness. They need to annotate it and summarize it. This will be handed in by the end of the period.

**HOMEWORK:
**

**– (4**

^{th}) – Essay Corrections, due Wednesday**– NoRedInk – Unit 3, Quiz Friday**

**– Read 20 minutes**

**Friday, November 8: **Slides (4th) Slides (5th)

*4 ^{th} Period
*– Hand in paragraphs.

– Take the characterization quiz.

– Read.

*5 ^{th} Period
*– NoRedInk Quiz

– Read.

**HOMEWORK:
**– NoRedInk (4

^{th})

– Read 20 minutes

**Thursday, November 7:** Slides (4th) Slides (5th)

We worked on NoRedInk Unit 3. 5^{th} Period’s quiz is tomorrow!

*4 ^{th} Period* – Stations

- Drafted/Revised their paragraphs (the self-revision checklist is attached)
- Conference with Mrs. Schulte

*5 ^{th} Period*

- Reviewed Run-on sentences
- Worked on paragraph corrections – due tomorrow

**HOMEWORK:
**– (4

^{th}) Final character paragraphs due tomorrow

– (4

^{th}) Characterization quiz tomorrow

– (5

^{th}) Paragraph corrections due tomorrow

– Work on NRI Unit 3

**Wednesday, November 6:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We completed roots notes in class – Week 9.

*4 ^{th} Period
*Worked on stations for drafting and conferencing on their paragraphs. 1

^{st}drafts are due tomorrow.

*5 ^{th} Period
*Worked on a mini grammar lesson – fragments and run-ons.

**HOMEWORK:
**– (4

^{th}) 1

^{st}draft of paragraph due tomorrow.

– NoRedInk Unit 3 Practice

– Read 20 minutes

**Tuesday, November 5:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We worked on NoRedInk, Unit 3 Practice.

*4 ^{th} Period*: We worked on Character paragraphs. They need to have their character charts completed and the outline completed. I’ve attached a copy of the prompt and outline.

*5 ^{th} Period:* We went through a Power of Punctuation lesson.

**HOMEWORK:
**– NoRedInk – Unit 3 Practice

– Read 20 minutes

– (4

^{th}) Character Paragraph Outline

**Monday, November 4:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We revised a couple sentences at the beginning.

*4 ^{th} Period*: We worked on a character chart. We are really focusing on pulling direct evidence with extended analysis. We will turn these into paragraphs starting tomorrow.

*5 ^{th} Period:* We took a quiz over characterization then they graded them. They could then work on NoRedInk. There is a quiz Friday.

**HOMEWORK:
**– (4

^{th}) Character Charts

– NoRedInk – Practice Unit 3

– Read 20 minutes

**Friday, November 1: **Slides (4th).** **Slides (5th).**
**We took the Roots quiz at the beginning then they read their independent books.

*5 ^{th} Period – *They completed the progress monitoring today. I had them all do it in class.

**HOMEWORK:
**– 5

^{th}Period: Work on character charts and paragraphs. Due Monday.

– Read 20 minutes.

**Thursday, October 31:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We worked on NoRedInk.

*4 ^{th} Period
*Students worked independently on journals then we worked together on questions. They had questions 5 and 6 to complete for homework – due tomorrow.

*5 ^{th} Period
*Students worked in stations drafting and conferencing over their character analysis paragraphs. The paragraphs due Monday.

**HOMEWORK:**

– Review roots for the quiz TOMORROW

– Read 20 minutes

– 4

^{th}: Finish questions

– 5

^{th}: Work on character paragraphs

**Wednesday, October 30:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We reviewed Roots. **Quiz is Friday (11/1)!!** There are quizlets on my website as well as a crossword puzzle I handed out today.

*4 ^{th} Period
*We did progress monitoring for iReady first then read “Thank You Ma’am” together. We will work on journals and questions for this story tomorrow in class.

*5 ^{th} Period
*They received the character paragraph prompt along with a character chart to complete. The chart is due tomorrow. The paragraphs are due Monday.

**HOMEWORK:**

– Review Roots – quiz Friday

– Finish character chart (5

^{th}period)

**Tuesday, October 29: **Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We worked in stations today.

*4 ^{th} Period*

- Complete NoRedInk Diagnostic, Unit 3
- Review Roots using Quizlet
- Work on Characterization Skills – complete character chart for a character from the “Goldfish” story

*5 ^{th} Period*

- Complete NoRedInk Diagnostic, Unit 3
- Discuss Journals (use the strategy of underlining in red information someone else says that matches what you have as well as adding new information to your journals)
- Work on questions for “Thank you Ma’am”. Finish for homework.

**HOMEWORK:**

- Finish character chart (4
^{th}) or questions (5^{th}) - Finish NoRedInk Diagnostic
- Read 20 minutes
**Roots quiz is Friday**

**Monday, October 28:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We revised two sentences at the beginning of class.

*4 ^{th} Period:* We finished reading “Goldfish” then completed dialectical journals. I assigned the students a one-sentence summary of the story, due tomorrow. We went through the who, did what, where, and why together. It is below:

*Who: Sergei, Yoni, Goldfish*

*Did What: (Sergei) Hit Yoni with a burner (Yoni) Wants to make a documentary (Goldfish) grants wishes, convinces Sergei to save Yoni*

*Where: Sergei’s apartment in Jaffa (Tel Aviv)*

*Why: (Sergei) to protect the goldfish, his only friend (Yoni) to make money and have fame (Goldfish) because he’s magic, for his own freedom*

* **5 ^{th} Period:* As a class, we read the short story “Thank you Ma’am” then individually they worked on dialectical journals. Tomorrow, they will go over those in groups.

**HOMEWORK:**

*– 4*Finish one-sentence summary

^{th}Period:*– 5*Finish dialectical journals

^{th}Period:– Read 20 minutes

**Friday, October 25:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

*4 ^{th} Period: *Students did a quick 3, 2, 1 reviewing the plot of “What, of a Goldfish, Would You Wish?”.

*5 ^{th} Period:* Students did a pop quiz over “What, of a Goldfish, Would You Wish?”.

Students completed the **NoRedInk – Unit 2 quiz. ** (Retakes – students are allowed to retake the quizzes once they have completed the practice. They can retake as often as needed to get to an 80%).

**HOMEWORK:
**– Read 20 minutes!

– Last day I’m accepting late/missing work is Thursday!

**Thursday, October 24:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We had some NoRedInk work time.

*4 ^{th} Period:* We started reading “What, of a Goldfish, Would You Wish?” and worked on dialectical journals for characterizations and plot.

*5 ^{th} Period:* Because of the power outage, we worked on essay corrections.

**HOMEWORK:**

– NoRedInk -Unit 2 – QUIZ IS TOMORROW

*– 5*Essay corrections due Monday

^{th}Period:**Wednesday, October 23:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We started with Roots. This is the last week for this unit. Quizlets are on my website. The quiz will be Friday, November 1^{st}.

*4 ^{th} Period:* Inference lesson using pictures to make inferences.

*5 ^{th} Period:* Finished “What, of a Goldfish, Would You Wish?”. Worked on dialectical journals (this is a literacy strategy that is essentially a variation of 2-column or Cornell notes; it is asking students to be more intentional and aware of what they are thinking as they are reading).

**HOMEWORK:**

– NoRedInk – Unit 2 Practice – Quiz is Friday

*– 5*Finish story and dialectical journals (Probably going to be a pop quiz tomorrow)

^{th}Period:**Tuesday, October 22: ** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

*4th Period:* Hand in final drafts of essays. Work on NoRedInk, Unit 2.

*5th Period:* NoRedInk Work Time. Begin reading “What, of a Goldfish, Would You Wish?” and complete dialectical journals focusing on character and inferences.

**HOMEWORK:
**– NoRedInk – quiz is Friday (Unit 2).

**Monday, October 21:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

5^{th} Period: Hand in their final draft of the essays.

We revised sentences at the beginning of class.

4^{th} Period: Worked on their essays – hopefully they are on their revisions for the 2^{nd} draft because final drafts are due tomorrow. They should have outlined, typed a 1^{st} draft, completed a self-revision, made corrections, printed a 2^{nd} draft, revised, made corrections, then printed a final draft. That is the expectation for what they will hand in tomorrow.

5^{th} Period: We worked through an inference lesson and I reviewed the dialectical journals.

*Tomorrow, they will be starting “What, of a Goldfish, Would You Wish?”.
*

**HOMEWORK:**

– NoRedInk – quiz is Friday (Unit 2).

– 4

^{th}Period – FINAL DRAFTS DUE TOMORROW

**Wednesday, October 16: Slides (4th). Slides (5th).
**We worked in stations again today. They needed to complete the following:

- Record their roots for Week 6 (packets are in my room if they don’t have it)
- Revise their 2
^{nd}drafts – Transitions, Mechanics, and Word Choice - Conference with Mrs. Schulte

If they didn’t have 2^{nd}drafts ready to go, they worked on revising their 1^{st}drafts or typing their 1^{st}drafts and then moved forward from there.

**HOMEWORK:**- Final drafts are due Monday (for 5
^{th}period) – due Tuesday (for 4^{th}period) - NoRedInk – Unit 2 Practice

**Tuesday, October 15: **Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We worked in stations today. The students had time to work on NoRedInk, conference with me, and draft their essays.

All students should have their 1^{st} drafts typed and ready for tomorrow. If they were on target, then they will have a 2^{nd} draft revised and ready for tomorrow. We will be doing another round of revisions.

**HOMEWORK:**

– Fresh drafts ready for tomorrow (for some students, this is a 1^{st} draft; for others, this is a 2^{nd} draft).

– NoRedInk – Unit 2 Practice (Quiz 10/25)

**Monday, October 14:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We revised sentences together at the beginning of class – MUGS #4.

** 4^{th} Period:** We worked on writing the topic sentences for the body paragraphs. Then the students were assigned to find their evidence for the two body paragraphs. This is their homework – finding the evidence.

**I checked their outlines then they started drafting. They need to be ready to conference and revise tomorrow (so rough drafts due tomorrow).**

*5*^{th}Period:**HOMEWORK:**

– Outline should be done.

– 1

^{st}drafts need to be started (5

^{th}period’s are due tomorrow).

– NoRedInk – Unit 2 practice

**Friday, October 11:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

We had Independent Reading time today. There were several students who forgot their books or aren’t very far. This is always something they can do in their “free time.”

After that, we worked on thesis statements, introductory paragraph, and the outline. Their outlines will be due Monday (5^{th} period will have their 1^{st} drafts due Monday). We will do most of this together for this first formal essay.

**– HOMEWORK:
**– Work on Outline

– Work on NoRedInk – Unit 2 Practice

– Read 20 minutes.

**Thursday, October 10: **Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

**4th Period:** Work on NoRedInk. Answer questions 1-8 on page 36 of the textbook. See the homepage for instructions on how to access the textbook online or check one out from me.

**5th Period:** Begin working on essay – brain dump then formulate the thesis together then work on the introductory paragraph.

**– HOMEWORK: **

**4th Period: Finish questions. Work on NoRedInk – Unit 2.
**5th Period: Work on outline. Work on NoRedInk – Unit 2.

**Wednesday, October 9: **Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

**4th Period:** Quiz over “The Lottery” then work time for Latin Roots and NoRedInk.

**5th Period:** Work on questions for “The Lottery” – pg 36, 1-8. Due tomorrow. (See slides for access instructions to the online textbook).

**– HOMEWORK: 4th: **Work on NoRedInk. Read 20 minutes.

**5th:** Finish questions (pg 36, 1-8). Work on NoRedInk.

**Tuesday, October 8: **Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

**4th Period:** Station Work – 1) Finish NoRedInk Diagnostic Unit 2. 2) Work on dialectical journals/finishing “The Lottery”. 3) Work on summarizing the story.

**5th Period:** Quiz over “The Lottery” then work on NoRedInk Unit 2 Diagnostic.

**– HOMEWORK: 4th: **Review for quiz tomorrow. FInish NoRedInk Diagnostic. Finish summaries.

**5th:** Read 20 minutes. Finish NoRedInk.

**Monday, October 7:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th).

Finish reading “The Lottery” and work on dialectical journals.

**– HOMEWORK: Finish “The Lottery”.**

**Friday, October 4: Slides (4th). Slides (5th).
4 ^{th} period: **Reviewed notes over mood and tone then “read” the short film

*The Passenger*and answered questions in the packets. We then discussed them.

**In both classes**, we started reading “The Lottery.” The students will be keeping dialectical journals for this story. It’s a form of annotation to help build their metacognitive skills. They can have as many entries as they like and there are

*detailed*instructions in their packets. (4th period got to end of 1st paragraph, pg 25 / 5th period got to end of 2nd paragraph on page 28).

**– HOMEWORK:**Read 20 minutes

** Monday I will have a guest teacher. They will need to finish “The Lottery.” The quiz for 5

^{th}period is on Tuesday; the quiz for 4

^{th}period is on Wednesday.

**Thursday, October 3: ****Slides (4th). **Slides (5th)**. ** Latin Roots Quiz.**
4th Period:** Brief notes over mood/tone.

**5th Period:**Reading a video – complete handout in the packet.

**– HOMEWORK: Read 20 minutes.**

**Wednesday, October 2:** Slides (4th). Slides (5th). Review Roots via quizlet.

**4th Period:** Notes over connotation/denotation plus a word sort with a partner.

**5th Period:** Finish word sort then take notes over mood/tone.

**– HOMEWORK: Priority #1: Review Roots (Quiz Thursday). Priority #2: Read 20 minutes.**

**Tuesday, October 1:** Slides (5th). Slides (4th). NORedInk Unit 1 quiz (come in to make it up).

**4th Period:** Work on essay corrections or make up the DWA if needed.

**5th Period:** Take notes over denotation and connotation. Work on word sort with a partner.

**– HOMEWORK: Priority #1: Work on essay corrections (due Wednesday). Priority #2: Review Roots (Quiz Thursday). Read 20 minutes.**

**Monday, September 30: **Slides. Revise set #3 of MUGS sentences. After that, we walked through how to complete essay corrections over your personal narratives. The slides are on my website as well as in the back of your writing handbooks.

**– HOMEWORK: Priority #1: Finish NoRedInk Unit 1 (Quiz tomorrow). Priority #2: Work on essay corrections (due Wednesday). Priority #3: Review Roots (Quiz Thursday). Read 20 minutes.**

**Friday, September 27:** Slides. Read independently then discussed questions 13-17 for the podcast. Hand in questions.

**– HOMEWORK: Read, NoRedInk, and Review Roots.**

**Thursday, September 26:** Slides. Complete three tasks: fill out Week 3 of Latin Roots, conference with Mrs. Schulte over iReady, and listen to the *Criminal* podcast (linked on my homepage) and answer the questions.

**– HOMEWORK: Finish Podcast questions. Read, NoRedInk, and Review Roots.**

**Wednesday, September 25:** Slides. District Writing Assessment.

**– HOMEWORK: Read, NoRedInk, and Review Roots.**

**Tuesday, September 24:** Slides. Essays Due. (Hand in all your drafts for everything.) Library Trip!

**– HOMEWORK: Read, NoRedInk, and Review Roots.**

**Monday, September 23:** Slides. MUGS #2 (make revisions). Revise personal narratives – final drafts due tomorrow!

**– HOMEWORK: Make final edits then print off final papers. Bring tomorrow with all your drafts!**

**Friday, September 20:** Slides. 1st Chapter Fridays: *When* by Victoria Laurie. Work on revising personal essays – Self Revise group and Peer Edit group.

**– HOMEWORK: Complete self-revision checklist (see homepage). Make changes on computer-version of essay then print it off. Give printed essay and page 14 from binder to a “peer” to edit. Once they make edits, make those changes in your paper. FINAL DRAFTS DUE TUESDAY!**

**Thursday, September 19:** Slides. Grammar Notes. Revise sample essay. Self-Revise personal essay – 2nd drafts due tomorrow.

**– HOMEWORK: Complete self-revision checklist (see homepage). Make changes on computer-version of essay then print it off to bring to class. **

**Wednesday, September 18:** Slides. Latin Roots – Week 2 (see Latin Roots homepage). Drafting Day – work on plot then descriptive language then dialogue then paragraphs.

**– HOMEWORK: 1st drafts due tomorrow!!!**

**Tuesday, September 17:** Slides. NoRedInk Work Time (work on Unit 1 Practice, Quiz will be 10/1). Go through “Dialogue Punctuation” on page 9. Begin drafting 1st drafts (GOAL: Get entire plot down. Then go back and insert descriptive language, dialogue, and insert paragraphs).

**– HOMEWORK: 1st drafts due Thursday!!!**

**Monday, September 16:** Slides. MUGS – revise 1st sentences (get handout from Mrs. Schulte). Share “Show, not Tell”. Complete the Sensory Questionnaire on page 8. Start drafting stories!

**– HOMEWORK: Finish pg. 8 and start drafting stories – 1st drafts due Thursday!**

**Friday, September 13:** Slides. First Chapter Fridays (get a purple sheet when you get back). StoryTelling Arc Notes – pg 6 in packet (email Mrs. Schulte for the slides, and she’ll send you a link.). Work on your arc for your narrative. Show, Not Tell language – page 7 in the packet. Revise the last four sentences.

**– HOMEWORK: Finish plotting your story (pg 6). Finish revising the 4 sentences (pg 7). Due Monday!**

**Thursday, September 12:** Slides. Discuss “The Pie” Questions. Discuss essay expectations (pg 2 in packet). Analyze student examples in packet (pgs 3-4). Free write on a topic (pg 5).

**– HOMEWORK: Come tomorrow with a topic!**

**Wednesday, September 11:** Slides. Latin Roots. Notes. Read “The Pie” and answer questions on page 1.

**– HOMEWORK: **Finish “The Pie” questions.

**Tuesday, September 10:** Slides. NoRedInk Unit 1 Diagnostic. Start Narrative Essay unit (get handout from Mrs. Schulte).

**– HOMEWORK: None.**

**Monday, September 9:** Slides. Finish the iReady Diagnostic test. Work on Micro-Fiction stories and hand in.

**– HOMEWORK: None.**

**Friday, September 6:** Slides. Work on the iReady Diagnostic test.

**– HOMEWORK: **Micro-Fiction stories due Monday.

**Thursday, September 5:** Slides. Work on Micro-Fiction stories. Picture Day!

**– HOMEWORK: **Micro-Fiction stories due Monday.

**Wednesday, September 4:** Slides. Root Kahoot – review the Greek roots. Set up binders. (If you are absent, come in at lunch to get this done.)

**– HOMEWORK: Picture Day tomorrow!**

**Tuesday, September 3:** Slides. Go over the syllabus. Set up work crates.

**– HOMEWORK: **Supplies due 9/4/2019 (TOMORROW)!!

**Monday, September 2: ** No School – Labor Day

**Friday, August 30:** Sticky-note stations then syllabus highlights (see slides). Do a round of Speed “Dating”. Remember – supplies are due 9/4!

**– HOMEWORK: **Supplies due 9/4/2019. Enjoy the long weekend!

**Thursday, August 29**: First day of class! Welcome back!

**– HOMEWORK: **Complete unfinished station worksheets for tomorrow. Supplies due 9/4/2019.