Absent Student – English II

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Week of April 6-10:

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Wednesday, March 25:

Tuesday, March 24:

Monday, March 23:

Friday, March 20:

Thursday, March 19:

 


Check here for the work you missed in class!  Updated Daily/Weekly.

Friday, March 13: Slides (4th/5th)
Students handed in their articles and got the new article (Whoppers!).

They then handed in their final drafts of their synthesis essays and had work time.

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week [Whopper] – due 3/20
– Review Roots – Quiz 3/20.

Thursday, March 12:  Slides (4th/5th)
Students had work time on NoRedInk.

They then worked on self-revising their essays.  Final drafts are due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week [Popeyes] – due tomorrow
– Finish final drafts – due tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 11: Slides (4th/5th)
Students had time to get roots notes down.  The quiz is next week.

They then peer-revised their papers then made changes for a 3rd draft.

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week [Popeyes] – due 3/13
– Finish 3rd drafts – due tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 10:  Slides (4th/5th)
Students had NoRedInk Work Time to complete the diagnostic for Unit 8.

They then finished their research and started typing their 2nd drafts. These are due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week [Popeyes] – due 3/13
– Finish 2nd drafts – due tomorrow.

Monday, March 9:  Slides (4th/5th)
Students revised two sentences at the beginning of the period.

They then went over their outlines from last week, choose the essay they wanted to revise, and started researching.  Research is due tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week [Popeyes] – due 3/13
– Finish research – due tomorrow.

Friday, March 6:  Slides (4th/5th)
Students handed in their Article-of-the-Week responses (from the Coronavirus article) then they were assigned the new articles (Popeye’s Fashion Line).  These are due 3/13.

Students then took the NoRedInk – Unit 7 quiz then could retake the Unit 6 quiz.  They had time after to work on their highlighting and outlines.

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week [Popeyes] – due 3/13
– Finish outline – due Monday.  Choose which essay to revise. 

Thursday, March 5:  Slides (4th/5th)
Students had time to work on NoRedInk.  Quiz is tomorrow.

They then highlighted their timed write.  After highlighting, they filled out the outline (reverse outline).  This outline is due Monday.  They will have class time to work on it tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week [Coronavirus] – due 3/6
– NoRedInk Unit 7 practice –  quiz 3/6.

Wednesday, March 4:  Slides (4th/5th)
Students had a few minutes to work on Greek roots notes (they will probably need to finish for homework).  Then they completed a timed write.

HOMEWORK:
– Finish Greek roots.
– Article of the Week [Coronavirus] – due 3/6
– NoRedInk Unit 7 practice –  quiz 3/6.

Tuesday, March 3: Slides (4th/5th)
Students had 10 minutes of NoRedInk Work Time.  Quiz is Friday!

We then went through two sample essays and deconstructed them.  Students then had time to read two articles and start outlining their essays for tomorrow.  Tomorrow is a timed write.

HOMEWORK:
– Prep for essay – read, annotate, outline – due tomorrow.
– Article of the Week [Coronavirus] – due 3/6
– NoRedInk Unit 7 practice –  quiz 3/6.

Monday, March 2: Slides (4th/5th)
We started with revising sentences at the beginning of class.  Then we took notes on argumentative essays.  We then started deconstructing two example essays.  We will finish this tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week [Coronavirus] – due 3/6
– NoRedInk Unit 7 practice –  quiz 3/6.

Friday, February 28: Slides (4th/5th)
Students listened to First Chapter Fridays.  Then they worked on this week’s Article-of-the-Week.

HOMEWORK:
– Article of the Week – due 3/6
– NoRedInk Unit 7 practice –  quiz 3/6.

Thursday, February 27: Slides (4th/5th)
Students had the opportunity to correct their Latin Roots quizzes from last week.  Then they worked on their finished versions of the poetry collections.  After those were handed in, they had time to work on NoRedInk or missing work.

HOMEWORK:
– NoRedInk Unit 7 practice –  quiz 3/6.

Wednesday, February 26: Slides (4th/5th)
Students got new packets for the new roots unit – we will be reviewing Greek Roots for the last two units of the year.  Then they worked on their poetry collections.  By now they should have the following done (collections are due TOMORROW!):
1. 5 poems revised and typed
2. 1 poem annotated using TPSFASTT
3. Analytical paragraph written (outlines were handed out in class)
4. MLA Format and paragraph revised

HOMEWORK:
– Revise and type 5 poems PLUS annotate one of them AND write a paragraph for the Collection. Due 2/27.
– NoRedInk Unit 7 practice –  quiz 3/6.

Tuesday, February 25: Slides (4th/5th)
Students had some time to work on NoRedInk.  They then took the poetry term quiz.   After finishing, they worked on their poetry collections.

HOMEWORK:
– Revise and type 5 poems PLUS annotate one of them AND write a paragraph for the Collection. Due 2/27.
– NoRedInk Unit 7 practice –  quiz 3/6.

Monday, February 24:  Slides (4th/5th)
We started with revising sentences at the beginning.  Then students worked on their poetry collection books.  They should have all 5 poems revised and typed.  They should have a second copy of one of the poems printed off and should have annotated today in class using the TPSFASTT method.  This should be done by tomorrow so they can work on the paragraph.  There is a poetry term quiz tomorrow as well.

HOMEWORK:
– POETRY TERMS QUIZ TOMORROW!!!!
– Revise and type 5 poems PLUS annotate one of them for the Collection. Due 2/25.

– NoRedInk Unit 7 practice –  quiz 3/6.

Friday, February 21:  Slides (4th/5th)
Students started with a little bit of NoRedInk time to get them settled in.  Then they took the Roots quiz.  After that, they had time to work on their poetry collections.  Their five poems should be revised and typed by Monday.

HOMEWORK:
– Revise and type 5 poems for the Collection. Due 2/24.
– NoRedInk Unit 7 practice –  quiz 3/6.

Thursday, February 20:  Slides (4th/5th)
Students had some work time on NoRedInk Unit 7.  I also checked their last poems for points.

We then went over the requirements for the poetry collections that are the final project for this unit.  The requirements are on page 30 of their packets, the rubric is on page 31, and the example paragraph is on page 32.  I also have completed collections from former students in my room that students can look at for guidance.  By Monday, they should have their five poems revised, typed, and should have one poem that they are annotating ready.  By Tuesday, I want them working on the paragraph so I can help them.

HOMEWORK:
– Any missing poems – due tomorrow (last day!)
– Review Roots – Quiz TOMORROW.
– NoRedInk Unit 7 practice –  quiz 3/6.

Wednesday, February 19: Slides (4th/5th)
Students grabbed the crosswords to review for the Latin Roots quiz on Friday.

Then they defined Haiku and Limerick.  There will be a poetry term quiz on Tuesday, 2/25.

After that, they completed their iReady progress monitoring and had work time to catch up on any missing poems.  Their writing prompt for today was another choice poem.

HOMEWORK:
– Choice poem prompt – pick any prompt in the packet and write a poem or write a free verse poem!
– Choice poem – due by Friday for partial credit
– Narrative poem – due by Thursday for partial credit
– “Where I’m From” poem – due by Wednesday for partial credit.
– Review Roots – Quiz on Friday, 2/21.

Tuesday, February 18:  Slides (4th/5th)
We started with completing the NoRedInk Diagnostic for Unit 7.  Then students broke into groups to read and answer questions responding to the poems “Blonde” or “Elk Thirst” by Heather Cahoon.  These are in the packets on page 20 or 23.

HOMEWORK:
– Finish questions for “Blonde” or “Elk Thirst”
– Choice poem prompt – pick any prompt in the packet and write a poem or write a free verse poem!
– Narrative poem – due by Thursday for partial credit
– “Where I’m From” poem – due by Wednesday for partial credit.
– Review Roots – Quiz on Friday, 2/21.

Friday, February 14:  Slides (4th/5th)
We started off with annotating “Corner”.  Then the students took the NoRedInk Quiz.  Their homework is to annotate ONE of the poems on page 18 or 19 in the packet.  They also need to write a narrative poem.

HOMEWORK:
– Narrative poem – due Tuesday, by Thursday for partial credit
– “Where I’m From” poem – due by Tuesday for partial credit.
– Alliteration poem – due by Tuesday for partial credit
– Review Roots – Quiz on Friday, 2/21.

Thursday, February 13:  Slides (4th/5th)
We worked on NoRedInk today for 10 minutes – quiz is tomorrow!

We then defined three more terms and starting annotating the narrative poem “Corner” by Ralph Pomeroy.  We will finish this tomorrow.  Students are assigned to write a narrative poem due Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:
– Narrative poem – due Tuesday, by Thursday for partial credit
– “Where I’m From” poem – due by Tuesday for partial credit.
– Alliteration poem – due by Monday for partial credit
– Simile and Metaphor or Personification poem – due by Friday for partial credit
– NoRedInk Unit 6 Practice (due tomorrow – QUIZ

Wednesday, February 12:  Slides (4th/5th)
We had Roots notes today.  Then we defined some terms (see slides). After that, we analyzed “Where I’m From” on page 16 using TPSFASTT.  They then were assigned to write their own “Where I’m From” poem: 1) Write down a list of memories, childhood items, names of people, etc. 2) Arrange those into an autobiographical poem (minimum 10 lines).

HOMEWORK:
– “Where I’m From” poem – due tomorrow, by Tuesday for partial credit.
– Alliteration poem – due by Monday for partial credit
– Simile and Metaphor or Personification poem – due by Friday for partial credit
– Lyric poem – due by Thursday for partial credit
– NoRedInk Unit 6 Practice (due 2/14)

Tuesday, February 11:  Slides (4th/5th)
Lots happening!  I checked the daily poem for points then students worked on NoRedInk – Quiz is Friday.

We then worked through some poetry terms and analyzed the poem “Today” (pg 15)  using the TPSFASTT method.

HOMEWORK:
– Alliteration poem – due tomorrow
– Simile and Metaphor or Personification poem – due by Friday for partial credit
– Lyric poem – due by Thursday for partial credit
– Better Word poem (in writing prompt packet) – due by Wednesday for partial credit
– NoRedInk Unit 6 Practice (due 2/14)

Monday, February 10:  Slides (4th/5th)
We checked the poems today then I assigned the ones for tonight.  We then went to the library to check out poetry book or book-in-verse.

HOMEWORK:
– Lyric poem – due Monday for full credit, Thursday for partial credit
– Better Word poem (in writing prompt packet) – due by Wednesday for partial credit
– 5-line poem (in writing prompt packet) – due by Tuesday for partial credit
– NoRedInk Unit 6 Practice (due 2/14)

Friday, February 7:  Slides (4th/5th)
Turn in Article-of-the-Week response.  I checked the Better Word Poem.

We then analyzed “The Rose that Grew from Concrete” by Tupac Shakur (pg 13) using the TPS-FASTT method.

HOMEWORK:
– Lyric poem – due Monday for full credit, Thursday for partial credit
– Better Word poem (in writing prompt packet) – due by Wednesday for partial credit
– 5-line poem (in writing prompt packet) – due by Tuesday for partial credit
– NoRedInk Unit 6 Practice (due 2/14)

Thursday, February 6:  Slides (4th/5th)
We had some NoRedInk work time.  I also checked their 5-line poems for points.  5 points if done at the beginning of class, 3 points if late, 0 points if not done at all. 

We then listened to “Annabel Lee” then they chose their own song to analyze the lyrics and complete page 11.

The writing assignment for today is the Better Word poem found in the writing packet, 1st page.

HOMEWORK:
– Finish page 11 – lyric poem analysis – due tomorrow
– Better Word poem (in writing prompt packet) – due tomorrow for full credit, Wednesday for partial credit
– Article of the Week (due tomorrow)
– 5-line poem (in writing prompt packet) – due by Tuesday for partial credit
– NoRedInk Unit 6 Practice (due 2/14)

Wednesday, February 5:  Slides (4th/5th)
Latin Roots Notes – Week 18.

We listened to three lyric poems and discussed mood, tone, and theme for each.  Then we defined four terms (see slides) and went over the writing prompt for today (5-line poem).

HOMEWORK:
– 5-line poem (in writing prompt packet) – due tomorrow
– NoRedInk Unit 6 Practice (due 2/14)
– Article of the Week (due 2/7)

Tuesday, February 4:  Slides (4th/5th)
We had some time to work on NoRedInk – Unit 6.  Quiz is Friday, 2/14.  Their reverse outlines were due and several students didn’t hand this in!

They received a new unit – poetry!  We worked through pages 1 and 2 then read the poem on page 3 together.  They will have a daily writing assignment with this unit so that will be a key component of this unit!

HOMEWORK:
– NoRedInk Unit 6 Practice (due 2/14)
– Article of the Week (due 2/7)

Monday, February 3: Slides (4th/5th)
We started with revising two sentences.  Then we worked on highlighting and reverse outlining the timed writes we did on Thursday.  The outlines are due tomorrow with their highlighted essays.

HOMEWORK:
– Reverse Outline of timed write (due tomorrow)
– NoRedInk Unit 6 Practice (due 2/14)
– Article of the Week (due 2/7)

Friday, January 31:  Slides (4th/5th)
Article of the Week – Login to NewsELA and work through the article of the week.

HOMEWORK:
– NoRedInk Unit 6 Practice
– Article of the Week

Thursday, January 30:  Slides (4th/5th).
Today is a timed write answering “Should athletes receive participation trophies?”

HOMEWORK:
– NoRedInk Unit 6 Practice

Wednesday, January 29:  Slides (4th/5th)
Students got the Latin Roots for Week 17.  Book review corrections are due today!

Students then discussed the questions for the speech they viewed yesterday, then they prepped for the timed write tomorrow.

HOMEWORK:
– Prep for essay

Tuesday, January 28:  Slides (4th/5th)
Students worked on the Unit 6 Diagnostic for NoRedInk (or if they had finished, they started working on the practice).  Then they watched a commencement address titled “You’re Not Special” and worked through the questions with a partner.

HOMEWORK:
– Book Review Corrections – Due tomorrow
– Questions – due tomorrow

Monday, January 27:  Slides (4th/5th).
We worked on revising sentences then students worked on book review corrections.  These are due Wednesday.  If students did not have the review handed in to correct, they worked on NoRedInk.

HOMEWORK:
– Book Review Corrections – Due Wednesday

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)
W
e 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).
W
e 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%.

4th 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 (4th 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.

4th 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!

5th 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.

4th Period
We went through a lecture on the importance of punctuation.

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

HOMEWORK:
– Essay Corrections (4th 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.

4th Period
We worked on essay corrections for the mood/tone essays (“The Lottery”, 1st 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.

5th 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:
– (4th) – Essay Corrections, due Wednesday
– NoRedInk – Unit 3, Quiz Friday
– Read 20 minutes

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

4th Period
– Hand in paragraphs.
– Take the characterization quiz.
– Read.

5th Period
– NoRedInk Quiz
– Read.

HOMEWORK:
– NoRedInk (4th)
– Read 20 minutes

Thursday, November 7:  Slides (4th)   Slides (5th)
We worked on NoRedInk Unit 3.  5th Period’s quiz is tomorrow!

4th Period – Stations

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

5th Period

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

HOMEWORK:
– (4th) Final character paragraphs due tomorrow
– (4th) Characterization quiz tomorrow
– (5th) Paragraph corrections due tomorrow
– Work on NRI Unit 3

Wednesday, November 6:  Slides (4th)Slides (5th).
We completed roots notes in class – Week 9.

4th Period
Worked on stations for drafting and conferencing on their paragraphs.  1st drafts are due tomorrow.

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

HOMEWORK:
– (4th)  1st 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.

4th 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.

5th Period:  We went through a Power of Punctuation lesson.

HOMEWORK:
– NoRedInk – Unit 3 Practice
– Read 20 minutes
– (4th) Character Paragraph Outline

Monday, November 4:  Slides (4th).  Slides (5th).
We revised a couple sentences at the beginning.

4th 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.

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

HOMEWORK:
– (4th) 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.

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

HOMEWORK:
– 5th Period: Work on character charts and paragraphs.  Due Monday.
– Read 20 minutes.

Thursday, October 31:  Slides (4th).  Slides (5th).
We worked on NoRedInk.

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

5th 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
– 4th: Finish questions
– 5th: 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.

4th 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.

5th 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 (5th period)

Tuesday, October 29:  Slides (4th)Slides (5th).
We worked in stations today.

4th Period

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

5th Period

  1. Complete NoRedInk Diagnostic, Unit 3
  2. 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)
  3. Work on questions for “Thank you Ma’am”.  Finish for homework.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish character chart (4th) or questions (5th)
  2. Finish NoRedInk Diagnostic
  3. Read 20 minutes
  4. Roots quiz is Friday

Monday, October 28:  Slides (4th)Slides (5th). 
We revised two sentences at the beginning of class.

4th 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

 5th 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:
– 4th Period: Finish one-sentence summary
– 5th Period:  Finish dialectical journals
– Read 20 minutes

Friday, October 25:  Slides (4th).  Slides (5th).  
4th Period: Students did a quick 3, 2, 1 reviewing the plot of “What, of a Goldfish, Would You Wish?”.

5th 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.

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

5th Period:  Because of the power outage, we worked on essay corrections.
HOMEWORK:
– NoRedInk -Unit 2 – QUIZ IS TOMORROW
– 5th Period:  Essay corrections due Monday

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 1st.

4th Period:  Inference lesson using pictures to make inferences.

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

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).
5th Period: Hand in their final draft of the essays.

We revised sentences at the beginning of class.

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

5th 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).
– 4th Period – FINAL DRAFTS DUE TOMORROW

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

  1. Record their roots for Week 6 (packets are in my room if they don’t have it)
  2. Revise their 2nd drafts – Transitions, Mechanics, and Word Choice
  3. Conference with Mrs. Schulte
    If they didn’t have 2nd drafts ready to go, they worked on revising their 1st drafts or typing their 1st drafts and then moved forward from there.
  1. HOMEWORK:
  2. Final drafts are due Monday (for 5th period) – due Tuesday (for 4th period)
  3. 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 1st drafts typed and ready for tomorrow.  If they were on target, then they will have a 2nd 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 1st draft; for others, this is a 2nd 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.
4th 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.
5th Period:  I checked their outlines then they started drafting.  They need to be ready to conference and revise tomorrow (so rough drafts due tomorrow).
HOMEWORK:
– Outline should be done.
– 1st drafts need to be started (5th 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 (5th period will have their 1st 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).
4th 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 5th period is on Tuesday; the quiz for 4th 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!
HOMEWORKComplete unfinished station worksheets for tomorrow.   Supplies due 9/4/2019.