Friday, October 19, 2018

October 22-26

LANGUAGE ARTS 7:
This week, we will spend Monday finishing our final copy for the first TDA. If you do not finish copying your TDA in class on Monday, then it becomes homework. On Tuesday through Friday, students will work in small groups to work through their second TDA, "Surfing Iowa." The plan for completion is:
TUESDAY: First read & annotations.
WEDNESDAY: Introduction, body paragraph 1, and body paragraph 2.
THURSDAY: Body paragraph 3 and conclusion.
FRIDAY: Final copy.

Students may be assigned work outside of class depending on their work completion in class.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9:
MONDAY:  Finish listening to "War of the Worlds" and completion of timeline doodle notes.
TUESDAY:  Reading "Why Do People Believe Things That Aren't True?" and analysis of reasons and their application to "War of the Worlds."
WEDNESDAY: Background notes for & first read of "Myth of the War of the Worlds Panic." Completion of comprehension check.
THURSDAY: Close read and text analysis for "Myth of the War of the Worlds Panic." Comparison of work with classmates' work.
FRIDAY:  Writing to compare.

** Your test will be on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31.

It is your responsibility to complete anything not finished in class.

Friday, October 12, 2018

October 15-19

LANGUAGE ARTS 7:
This week, we will begin putting together everything we've learned about close reading, analyzing, and reading with a purpose to write our first TDA. We will spread the process out over the course of the week so we can make sure that we fully understand each step. There will be no out of class homework this week.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9:
MONDAY:  Background notes & cultural context for "War of the Worlds."
TUESDAY:  First listen to "War of the Worlds" and completion of timeline doodle notes.
WEDNESDAY: Analyze the Media (on worksheet) for "War of the Worlds."
THURSDAY:
 Writing to Sources for "War of the Worlds."
FRIDAY:  Listening to "War of the Worlds" original broadcast.

It is your responsibility to complete anything not finished in class.

Friday, October 5, 2018

October 8-12

LANGUAGE ARTS 7:
This week, we will continue working through reading with a purpose and annotating our textual evidence to help us with our explanations.We will practice with three texts before we move on to the next steps next week. On Friday, we will have a library & SSR day. There will be no out of class work this week.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9:
MONDAY:  No school.
TUESDAY:  Analyze Craft & Structure and Author's Style for "Nuclear Tourist."
WEDNESDAY: Notes for poetry collection; reading poetry collection and complete comprehension check; vocabulary work.
THURSDAY:
 Close read poems; complete Analyze the Text & Analyze Craft and Structure.
FRIDAY:  Review sound devices and complete Author's Style for poetry collection.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

October 1-5

LANGUAGE ARTS 7:
This week, we'll continue introducing TDA tools. Tuesday will be spent putting together our TDA folder and Wednesday and Thursday will be spent learning to read for evidence and annotate accordingly. On Friday, we will complete "Mind Your Ps and Qs" number 18 for a 10-point quiz grade. There will be no out of class homework this week.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9:
MONDAY:  Complete parallel structure worksheet.
TUESDAY:  Notes for "Nuclear Tourist" and background video of the Chernobyl disaster.
WEDNESDAY: Read "Nuclear Tourist" and complete Comprehension Check.
THURSDAY:
 Close read "Nuclear Tourist" and complete Analyze the Text as graffiti walls.
FRIDAY:  Catch up day.

Friday, September 21, 2018

September 24-28

LANGUAGE ARTS 7:
This week we will continue annotation and close reading with Tuesday being our final day of rotations. All assignments will be collected on Tuesday for a total of 25 points for the assessment. Wednesday and Thursday will be spent reviewing the TDA rubric and creating posters to represent the expectations for a perfect paper. On Friday, we will begin connecting TDA prompts with our close reading and annotation strategies. There will be no out of class homework unless work is not completed in class.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9:
MONDAY:  Complete "Analyze the Text" (p. 730) and "Craft and Structure" (p. 731) for "There Will Come Soft Rains."
TUESDAY:  In class - brainstorming and drafting narrative writing assignment.
WEDNESDAY: In class - drafting and editing narrative writing assignment.
THURSDAY:
 In class - revising and finishing narrative writing assignment.
FRIDAY: In class - writing final narrative writing assignment.

Friday, September 14, 2018

September 17-21

LANGUAGE ARTS 7:
This week, we continue working through close reading and annotation strategies. On Wednesday and Thursday, we will complete annotation stations as an assessment of our work with these strategies. Friday is a library and silent reading day. Students should be prepared with their library books to either return or exchange or a book of their own to read independently. Friday's bellringer will be collected as a quiz grade.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9:
MONDAY:  Continue work with “By the Waters of Babylon,” focusing on craft & structure and author’s style (p. 717 and 719).
TUESDAY:  Front load notes on author’s purpose, parallel structure, and adverbs/adjective phrases. Begin reading “There Will Come Soft Rains.” (p. 723) (Will continue parallel structure tomorrow).
WEDNESDAY: Practice parallel structure worksheet; finish reading “There Will Come Soft Rains."
THURSDAY:
 Complete comprehension questions (including summary) for "There Will Come Soft Rains."
FRIDAY:  Complete close reading of "There Will Come Soft Rains" and margin notes, complete analyze the text for homework if not done in class

Friday, September 7, 2018

September 10-14

LANGUAGE ARTS 7:
This week, we will start learning about and practicing close reading strategies. We will be working our way through our close reading packet while students find strategies that work best for them. There will be no homework outside of class although students are welcome to practice their annotation strategies outside of the classroom.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9:
This week, we will read "Dreams Winter" (p. 698) as we establish an understanding ofnarrative structure. We will continue with "By the Waters of Babylon" (p. 705-709) in class, working with the text to practice the concepts of repetition, rhythm, rhetorical questions, narrative POV, dramatic irony, and character development.
FRIDAY HW: Finish "Analyze the Text" on page 716 if not finished in class. Please make sure your answers are written in complete sentences.

October 22-26

LANGUAGE ARTS 7: This week, we will spend Monday finishing our final copy for the first TDA. If you do not finish copying your TDA in class...