Friday, December 14, 2018

December 17-21

LANGUAGE ARTS 7:
There will be no homework this week. We will spend our week reviewing what we've learned throughout the school year so far in our Reindeer Games competition.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9:
MONDAY: Finish Queen Mab drawings.
TUESDAY: Read Act I Scene 5; analyze sonnet structure within the meeting scene.
WEDNESDAY: Act I quiz. Watch interpretations of Act I.
THURSDAY: Work with Act II prologue.
FRIDAY: Catch up day.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

December 10-14

LANGUAGE ARTS 7:
MONDAY: Inferences & generalizations: Rotations day 1.
TUESDAY: Inferences & generalizations: Rotations day 2.
WEDNESDAY: Inferences & generalizations: Rotations day 3.
THURSDAY: Inferences & generalizations: Rotations day 4.
FRIDAY: Inferences & generalizations quiz!

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9:
MONDAY: Role assignments; begin reading Act I Scene 1.
TUESDAY: Finish reading Act I Scene 1 and complete comprehension/analysis questions. Review exposition and importance of servants.
WEDNESDAY: Analyze Romeo's word choice and the effect it has on both his character and his message. Rewrite his lines as tweets.
THURSDAY: Watch Act I Scene 2 and 3.
FRIDAY: Read Act I Scene 4; Queen Mab drawings.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

December 3-7

LANGUAGE ARTS 7:
MONDAY: Central idea/summarization Study Island review.
TUESDAY: Rotations Day 3
WEDNESDAY: Rotations Day 4
THURSDAY: Central idea/summarization assssment; SSR/Work catch-up.
FRIDAY: Inferences & generalization Study Island review.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9:
MONDAY: Finish working on Literature & culture: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet -- Read, comprehension check. (p. 366-372)
TUESDAY: Sonnet notes/reading of Prologue.
WEDNESDAY: Analysis of Prologue as a sonnet; role assignments; begin reading Act I Scene 1.
THURSDAY: Finish reading Act I Scene 1 and complete comprehension/analysis questions. Review exposition and importance of servants.
FRIDAY: Analyze Romeo's word choice and the effect it has on both his character and his message. Rewrite his lines as tweets.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

November 26-30

LANGUAGE ARTS 7:
MONDAYNo school.
TUESDAY: Whole group review of main idea & supporting details.
WEDNESDAY: Rotations Day 1
THURSDAY: Rotations Day 2
FRIDAY: Book Fair work!

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9:
MONDAY: No school.
TUESDAY: Passport to England work in class
WEDNESDAY: Continue Passport to England work in class.
THURSDAY: Overlap Day - Finish working on Passport to England if necessary. Begin working on Literature & culture: The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet -- Read, comprehension check. (p. 366-372)
FRIDAY: Book Fair work!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

November 19-23

LANGUAGE ARTS 7:
This week, you are finishing your final copy of the "Sowing Community" TDA. The final copies are due on Tuesday. We will make a library trip on Wednesday to exchange or renew library books before Thanksgiving break.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9:
This week, you are working on finishing your final copy of your narrative. Since our schedule was modified due to the snow, your rubric will be modified as well. Your focus should be on finding places to apply the "Writing Like a Pro" techniques and "Showing, Not Telling" since those lessons were covered in class. Use your notes to guide you and use your group members to help you find places to revise. You should be including dialogue, but improper formatting of dialogue will not impact your grade since we will not have a chance to review. Final copies are due WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, but that day will not be a day to work - it is only a day to submit.

Friday, November 9, 2018

November 12-16

LANGUAGE ARTS 7:
MONDAY: No school.
TUESDAY: "Sowing Community" TDA Assessment - First read, command review, close read/annotations.
WEDNESDAY: "Sowing Community" TDA Assessment - TDA organizer.
THURSDAY: "Sowing Community" TDA Assessment - Final copy.
FRIDAY: Final copy of "Sowing Community" TDA Assessment is due at the beginning of the period. In class, begin review of main idea & supporting details.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9:
MONDAY:  No school.
TUESDAY:  In class work - revising and editing rough drafts, adding in the element of opening the memory in a bottle.
WEDNESDAY: Adding Dialogue Workshop.
THURSDAY: Writing Like a Pro Workshop.
FRIDAY:  In class work - revising and editing rough drafts, adding dialogue and Writing Like a Pro elements.

Please note that it is expected that you are also working on your rough draft out of class. It is a working document and will take on many different looks throughout the next two weeks. Final drafts are due on Tuesday, November 20.

Friday, November 2, 2018

November 5-9

LANGUAGE ARTS 7:
MONDAY: Completion of "The Landlady" TDA organizer.
TUESDAY: STEM Day! Candy catapults.
WEDNESDAY: STEM Day! Candy catapults.
THURSDAY: Finish up "The Landlady" TDA organizer. Begin copying final copy.
FRIDAY: Final copy of "The Landlady" turned in.

ACADEMIC ENGLISH 9:
MONDAY:  Narrative writing assignment overview and brainstorming session.
TUESDAY:  Reading of model narrative text.
WEDNESDAY: Reading of student work samples. Brainstorming and rough drafting.
THURSDAY: Show, not tell practice; story arc.
FRIDAY:  Sensory questionnaire, rough drafting.

Please note that it is expected that you are also working on your rough draft out of class. It is a working document and will take on many different looks throughout the next two weeks. Rough drafts are due on Tuesday. Final drafts are due on Tuesday, November 20.

December 17-21

LANGUAGE ARTS 7: There will be no homework this week. We will spend our week reviewing what we've learned throughout the school year so...