10/20/17

Lit:

-By Monday, finish the Civil War Blast assignment - follow the directions!

-Bring ear buds with you every day!

TAG Lit:

-By Monday, finish the Civil War Blast assignment - follow the directions!

-Bring ear buds with you every day!

10/19/17

Lit:

-Bring ear buds with you every day!

-Free Choice Reading Friday - bring a book!

-By Monday, finish the Civil War Blast assignment - follow the directions!

TAG Lit:

-Bring ear buds with you every day!

-Free Choice Reading Friday - bring a book!

-By Monday, finish the Civil War Blast assignment - follow the directions!

LA:

-No Red Ink is due Friday at the end of the day...grades will be entered after that!

-The goal is MASTERY - 100%! Work until you reach that number...

10/18/17

Lit:

-Bring ear buds with you every day!

-Finish Collaborative Conversations assignment

-Free Choice Reading Friday - bring a book!

TAG Lit:

-Bring ear buds with you every day!

-Finish Collaborative Conversations assignment

-Free Choice Reading Friday - bring a book!

LA:

-Bring a photo of an event you can use for inspiration for the Memoir Unit - it doesn’t mean this is the one you have to use - but we will practice with it Thursday

-No Red Ink is due Friday at the end of the day...grades will be entered after that!

10/17/17

Lit:

-Bring ear buds with you every day!

-Finish your peer review

-Comment on two peer reviews - you must make a written comment as well as issue the number of stars!

-Free Choice Reading Friday - bring a book!

TAG Lit:

-Bring ear buds with you every day!

-Finish your peer review

-Comment on two peer reviews - you must make a written comment as well as issue the number of stars!

-Free Choice Reading Friday - bring a book!

10/16/17

Lit:

-Bring ear buds with you every day!

-3rd period - follow the instructions from the shared folder and go through as many of the steps as possible...then...

-Finish posting your response to the driving question. Then scroll down and answer the question below about where you find your news.

TAG Lit:

-Bring ear buds with you every day!

-Finish posting your response to the driving question. Then scroll down and answer the question below about where you find your news.

LA:

-Complete the No Red Ink lessons by Friday...that’s when the points will be added!

10/12/17

LIT:

-Bring ear buds with you Friday and every day after that to use with the new Lit program

-Go to Cook Memorial Library to complete the Epic Quest - 10 points, candy, and great prizes!

TAG:

-Bring ear buds with you Friday and every day after that to use with the new Lit program

-Go to Cook Memorial Library to complete the Epic Quest - 10 points, candy, and great prizes!

10/11/17

Lit:

-Bring a book for Free Choice Reading tomorrow - Thursday

-Go to Cook Memorial Library to complete the Epic Quest - 10 points, candy, and great prizes!

TAG Lit:

-Bring a book for Free Choice Reading tomorrow - Thursday

-Go to Cook Memorial Library to complete the Epic Quest - 10 points, candy, and great prizes!

10/10/17

-Go to Cook Memorial Library to complete the Epic Quest - 10 points, candy, and great prizes!

-Quiz on “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” - tomorrow - 10/11

-Review the story, the margin questions, and the worksheet from today’s class

TAG Lit:

-Go to Cook Memorial Library to complete the Epic Quest - 10 points, candy, and great prizes!

-Quiz on “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” - tomorrow - 10/11

-Review the story, the margin questions, and the worksheet from today’s class

10/5/17

Lit:

-Go to Cook Memorial Library to do the Epic Quest - 10 points, candy, and great prizes

-Quiz on “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” - next Wednesday 10/11

-Book Conferences I missed will be completed next Tuesday and Wednesday - bring your books and notes - sorry for the delay!

TAG Lit:

-Go to Cook Memorial Library to do the Epic Quest - 10 points, candy, and great prizes

-Quiz on “The Adventure of the Speckled Band” - next Wednesday 10/11

-Book Conferences I missed will be completed next Tuesday and Wednesday - bring your books and notes - sorry for the delay!

10/4/17

Lit:

-Read the next section of “The Adventure of The Speckled Band” (147-152)

-Complete the 8 margin questions by Thursday

-If you still need to do your book conference, bring your book and notes to your appointment - this ends Thursday, 10/5

-Bring a book for Free Choice Reading on Thursday

TAG Lit:

-Finish reading “The Adventure of The Speckled Band”

-Be sure you can answer the margin questions in that section

-Complete the Socratic Seminar questions #3A and B by Thursday

-If you still need to do your book conference, bring your book and notes to your appointment - this ends Thursday, 10/5

-Bring a book for Free Choice Reading on Thursday

LA:

-Unit 1 paper is due Thursday at the end of class!

10/3/17

Lit:

-Read the next section of “The Adventure of The Speckled Band” (140-146)

-Complete the 9 margin questions by Tuesday

-If you still need to do your book conference, bring your book and notes to your appointment - this ends Thursday, 10/5

-Bring a book for Free Choice Reading on Thursday

TAG Lit:

-Finish reading “The Adventure of The Speckled Band”

-Be sure you can answer the margin questions in that section

-Complete the Socratic Seminar questions #3A and B by Thursday

-Bring Questions 1 and 2 for Socratic Seminar on Wednesday

-If you still need to do your book conference, bring your book and notes to your appointment - this ends Thursday, 10/5

-Bring a book for Free Choice Reading on Thursday

10/2/17

Lit:

-Read the next section of “The Adventure of The Speckled Band” (133-139)

-Complete the 12 margin questions by Tuesday

-If you still need to do your book conference, bring your book and notes to your appointment - this ends Thursday, 10/5

TAG Lit:

-Read “The Adventure of The Speckled Band” (133-146))

-Be sure you can answer the margin questions in that section

-Complete the Socratic Seminar question #2 by Wednesday

-Be sure you are prepared for the roundtable discussion on Tuesday, 10/3, regarding intelligence/IQ and leadership - you will need your books with passages marked!

-If you still need to do your book conference, bring your book and notes to your appointment - this ends Thursday, 10/5

9/29/17

-Read “The Adventure of The Speckled Band” (121-132)

-Complete the 19 margin questions by Monday

-If you still need to do your book conference, bring your book and notes to your appointment - this ends Thursday, 10/5

TAG Lit:

-Read “The Adventure of The Speckled Band” (121-132)

-Be sure you can answer the 19 margin questions by Monday

-Complete the Socratic Seminar question #1 by Monday

-Be sure you are prepared for the roundtable discussion on Tuesday, 10/3, regarding intelligence/IQ and leadership - you will need your books with passages marked!

9/28/17

Lit:

-Bring your Free Choice Reading book to class on Friday

-Read “The Adventure of The Speckled Band” (121-132)

-Complete the 19 margin questions by Monday

TAG Lit:

-Bring your Free Choice Reading book to class on Friday

-Read “The Adventure of The Speckled Band” (121-132)

-Be sure you can answer the 19 margin questions by Monday

-Complete the Socratic Seminar questions by Monday

9/26/17

Lit:

-Review for the Benchmark Test on Wednesday - use the study guide (yellow sheet!)

-Bring your Free Choice Reading book to class on Wednesday in case you finish the test early

TAG Lit:

-Review for the Benchmark Test on Wednesday - use the study guide (yellow sheet!)

-Bring your Free Choice Reading book to class on Wednesday in case you finish the test early

9/25/17

Lit:

-Review for the Benchmark Test on Wednesday - use the study guide (yellow sheet!)

-Bring your Free Choice Reading book to class on Tuesday

-Finish the Nouns (Concrete, Abstract, Possessive) worksheet for Tuesday

-Continue to read and take notes from your biography

TAG Lit:

-Review for the Benchmark Test on Wednesday - use the study guide (yellow sheet!)

-Bring your Free Choice Reading book to class on Tuesday

-Finish the Nouns (Concrete, Abstract, Possessive) worksheet for Tuesday

LA:

-If you did not complete the typing of your draft, be sure it is done by Tuesday’s class (Unless you were absent Friday, it’s already late!). You need to turn in your handwritten draft with the 5 strategies marked - this is for a grade - 5 points!

9/22/17

Lit:

-Read and take notes on Reading For Information (82-84)

-Complete the document in the Literature 17-18 folder - you will need to make a copy - due Monday

-Begin to review for the Benchmark Test on Wednesday

-Continue to read and take notes from your biography

-Continue to read and take notes from your biography - don’t forget to find evidence of intelligence and leadership

TAG Lit

-Read (and take notes on) Reading For Information (82-84)

-Complete the document in the TAG Literature 17-18 folder - you will need to make a copy - due Monday

-Begin to review for the Benchmark Test on Wednesday

-Continue to read and take notes from your biography - don’t forget to find evidence of intelligence and leadership

LA:

-You will only have half of the period on Monday to complete the typing...if you take your draft home, be sure to bring it back so that you can earn revising points

9/21/17

Lit:

-Tomorrow is Free Choice Reading - bring your book and notes

-Read and take notes on Reading For Information (82-84)

-Complete the document in the Literature 17-18 folder - you will need to make a copy - due Monday

TAG Literature:

-Tomorrow is Free Choice Reading - bring your book and notes

-Read (and take notes on) Reading For Information (82-84)

-Complete the document in the TAG Literature 17-18 folder - you will need to make a copy - due Monday

LA:

-Bring loose leaf paper for your red folders

9/19/17

Lit:

-Re-read “Gentleman of Rio En Medio” (58) - quiz Wednesday

-Review the worksheet, the vocabulary, the root words, and the notes you took

-The quiz includes singular and plural nouns. Use the Explore tab or p 78 in the Literature book to review

TAG:

-Re-read “Cub Pilot on the Mississippi” (67)

-Review the worksheet, the vocabulary, the root words, and the notes you took

-The quiz includes singular and plural nouns. Use the Explore tab or p 78 in the Literature book to review

LA:

-You can work on No Red Ink at home as well as in class

9/18/17

Lit:

-Complete the Conflict/Resolution and Vocabulary sheet

-Take notes on the definition and the example of the following: limin (56, 63) and judex (64, 77)

-Continue to read your biography and take notes

TAG:

-Complete the Conflict/Resolution and Vocabulary sheet

-Find evidence of interesting “language” and include the page numbers from the selection

-Take notes on the definition and the example of the following: limin (56, 63) and judex (64, 77)

-Continue to read your biography and take notes - in addition find evidence of intelligence and leadership - mark with sticky notes

LA:

-Bring in more loose leaf paper if you have used all of yours on your 1st draft

9/15/17

-Read and take notes on Make Predictions and Conflict (55)

-Read (or listen to) “Gentleman of Rio En Medio” (58)

-Complete the 8 margin questions for the story - all due Monday

-Continue to read your biography and take notes

TAG Lit:

-Read (and take notes on) Make Predictions and Conflict (55)

-Read (or listen to) “Cub Pilot on the Mississippi” (67) - all due Monday

-Continue to read your biography and take notes - in addition find evidence of intelligence and leadership - mark with sticky notes

LA:

-Bring in more loose leaf paper if you have used all of yours on your 1st draft

9/14/17

Lit:

-Read and take notes on Make Predictions and Conflict (55)

-Read (or listen to) “Gentleman of Rio En Medio” (58)

-Complete the 8 margin questions for the story - all due Monday

-Continue to read your biography and take notes

TAG Lit:

-Read (and take notes on) Make Predictions and Conflict (55)

-Read (or listen to) “Cub Pilot on the Mississippi” (67) - all due Monday

-Continue to read your biography and take notes - in addition find evidence of intelligence and leadership - mark with sticky notes

LA:

-Bring in more loose leaf paper if you have used all of yours on your 1st draft

9/12/17

Lit:

-Quiz on “Raymond’s Run” Wednesday

-Re-read selection and review packet

-Use the Pearson site (Explore) to review the story and the vocabulary

-There will be a section on Proper Nouns

-Continue to read your biography and take notes

TAG Lit:

-Quiz on “A Retrieved Reformation” Wednesday

-Re-read selection and review irony packet

-You will be responsible for vocabulary from the story - in the optional packet and on the Pearson (Explore) site

-There will be a section on Proper Nouns

-Continue to read your biography and take notes - in addition find evidence of intelligence and leadership - mark with sticky notes

9/11/17

Lit:

-Continue to read your biography and take notes

-Complete the packet on Plot and Vocabulary - due Tuesday

TAG Lit:

-Continue to read your biography and take notes - in addition find evidence of intelligence and leadership - mark with sticky notes

-Complete the sheet on irony recognizing the three types - due Tuesday

-Optional - Plot and Vocabulary worksheet

LA:

-Be sure you have loose leaf paper for drafting in your pocket folder

9/8/17

Lit:

-Continue to read your biography and take notes

-Complete the packet on Plot and Vocabulary - due Tuesday

TAG Lit:-

-Continue to read your biography and take notes - in addition find evidence of intelligence and leadership - mark with sticky notes

-Complete the sheet on irony recognizing the three types - due Tuesday

-Optional - Plot and Vocabulary worksheet

LA:

-Be sure you have loose leaf paper in your pocket folder for drafting

9/7/17

Lit:

-Complete the packet on Plot and Vocabulary - due Tuesday

TAG Lit:

-Complete the sheet on irony recognizing the three types - due Tuesday

-Optional - Plot and Vocabulary worksheet -

LA:

-Bring loose leaf paper by Friday

9/6/17

Lit:

-Make Predictions and Plot (25) - read and take notes

-Word Study - define and give examples of the following: scope (26, 39), trib (40, 51)

-Read or listen to “Raymond’s Run” (28)

-Complete Make Predictions margin questions as you read

TAG Lit:

-Make Predictions and Plot (25) - read (and take notes)

-Word Study - define and give examples of the following: scope (26, 39), trib (40, 51)

-Read “A Retrieved Reformation” (41)

-Complete Make Prediction (4) margin questions as you read

LA:

-Bring loose leaf paper by Friday

9/1/17

Lit:

-Reread “The 11:59” and “The Baker Heater League” quiz Tuesday, 9/5

-Summer Reading Discussion - Friday, 9/8, during study hall - come prepared to talk!

-Continue to read your biography and take the required notes

TAG:

-Reread “The 11:59” and “The Baker Heater League” quiz Tuesday, 9/5

-Summer Reading Discussion - Friday, 9/8, during study hall - come prepared to talk!

-Continue to read your biography and take the required notes - don’t forget to look for evidence of intelligence and leadership qualities

8/30/17

Lit:

-STAR testing Thursday - be sure your computer is charged

-Free Choice Reading Friday - bring your biography

-Reread “The 11:59” and “The Baker Heater League” quiz Tuesday, 9/5

-Summer Reading Discussion - Friday, 9/8, during study hall - come prepared to talk!

-Continue to read your biography and take the required notes

TAG Lit:

-STAR testing Thursday - be sure your computer is charged

-Free Choice Reading Friday - bring your biography

-Reread “The 11:59” and “The Baker Heater League” quiz Tuesday, 9/5

-Summer Reading Discussion - Friday, 9/8, during study hall - come prepared to talk!

-Continue to read your biography and take the required notes

8/29/17

Lit:

-Read “The Baker Heater League” (20-22)- complete the 7 margin questions as modeled in class

-Summer Reading Discussion - Friday, 9/1, during study hall - come prepared to talk!

-Continue to read your biography and take the required notes

TAG:

-Read “The Baker Heater League” (20-22)- complete the 7 margin questions as modeled in class

-Summer Reading Discussion - Friday, 9/1, during study hall - come prepared to talk!

-Continue to read your biography and take the required notes

8/28/17

Lit:

-”The 11:59” - complete the margin 14 questions as modeled in class

-Summer Reading Discussion - Friday, 9/1, during study hall - come prepared to talk!

-Continue to read your biography and take the required notes

TAG Lit:

-”The 11:59” - complete the Title, Symbols, and Theme questions as modeled in class

-Summer Reading Discussion - Friday, 9/1, during study hall - come prepared to talk!

-Continue to read your biography and take the required notes

8/25/17

Lit:

-Read “The 11:59” (11-16) by Monday - in the Pearson Literature book

-Continue to read your biography and take the required notes

TAG Lit:

-Read “The 11:59” (11-16) by Monday - in the Pearson Literature book

-Continue to read your biography and take the required notes

8/24/17

Lit:

-Read “The 11:59” (11-16) by Monday - in the Pearson Literature book

-Free Choice Reading is Friday - be sure your biography/autobiography and notes are in class

TAG Lit:

-Read “The 11:59” (11-16) by Monday - in the Pearson Literature book

-Free Choice Reading is Friday - be sure your biography/autobiography and notes are in class

8/23/17

Lit:

-Read and take notes on pages 6-7 in the Pearson Literature book

-Free Choice Reading is Friday - be sure your biography/autobiography and notes are in class

TAG Lit:

-Read (and take notes on) pages 6-7 in the Pearson Literature book

-Free Choice Reading is Friday - be sure your biography/autobiography and notes are in class

8/22/17

Lit:

-Read and take notes on pages 4-5 in the Pearson Literature book

TAG Lit:

-Read (and take notes on) pages 4-5 in the Pearson Literature book

8/21/17

Lit:

-Find a biography/autobiography by Tuesday, 8/22, and bring it to class

-Be sure it is at your reading level and is about someone you are interested in

-Read over the assignment sheet so you know what you are expected to do

TAG Lit:

-Find a biography/autobiography by Tuesday, 8/22, and bring it to class

-Be sure it is at your reading level and is about someone you are interested in

-Read over the assignment sheet so you know what you are expected to do

8/18/17

Lit:

-Find a biography/autobiography by Tuesday, 8/22, and bring it to class

-Be sure it is at your reading level and is about someone you are interested in

-Read over the assignment sheet so you know what you are expected to do

TAG Lit:

-Find a biography/autobiography by Tuesday, 8/22, and bring it to class

-Be sure it is at your reading level and is about someone you are interested in

-Read over the assignment sheet so you know what you are expected to do

LA:

-Diagnostic grammar test on Monday

-Bring materials to decorate your notebooks - photos, stickers, original art, or…?

8/17/17

Lit:

-Find a biography/autobiography by Tuesday, 8/22, and bring it to class

-Be sure it is at your reading level and is about someone you are interested in

-Read over the assignment sheet so you know what you are expected to do

TAG Lit:

-Find a biography/autobiography by Tuesday, 8/22, and bring it to class

-Be sure it is at your reading level and is about someone you are interested in

-Read over the assignment sheet so you know what you are expected to do

LA:

-Bring materials to decorate your notebooks - photos, stickers, original art, or…?

8/16/17

Lit

-Complete the survey regarding reading...Getting to Know You Part 2 by Thursday

LA

-Bring materials to decorate your Writers’ Notebooks - photos, stickers, original art, or…? - by Thursday