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Week 1 August 22-25
Tuesday Aug. 22- Introduction PowerPoint and handout disclosure doc. Three Things You'd Like the Class to Know... Wednesday Aug. 23- Classroom Procedures Get to know you activities (in class only) Thursday Aug. 24- Notebook Writing Expectations *Notebook Due* Why We Read Fiction (pg. 4-7 Due in Class) Friday Aug. 25- Disclosure Document Due Finish Why We Read Fiction Reading Expectations
Monday Aug. 28th- Gladiator Handout Summarizing Informational Article Tuesday Aug. 29th- Gladiator Article Writing Claims Practice (Gladiator Activity) Wednesday Aug. 30th- Read The Most Dangerous Game Thursday Aug. 31st- Finish "The Most Dangerous Game" Elements of Literature Pre-Assessment Friday Sep. 1st- Review of Pre-Assessment Pre-Assessment Due in Class
For the Gladiator activity read "10 More Things You May Not Know About Gladiators" Write a claim in regards to entertainment then and now, is it the same? Different? Create a paragraph that includes 3 details from the article that support your claim.
Monday Sep. 4th- Labor Day No School Tuesday Sep. 5th- DRP Testing Wednesday Sep. 6th- DRP Testing Thursday Sep. 7th- Character Type Worksheet (Graphic Organizer) Watch "Partly Cloudy" Pixar Short Friday Sep. 8th- Begin Reading "A Sound of Thunder" "A Sound of Thunder" Worksheet (goes along with reading)
Monday Sep. 11th- Finish "A Sound of Thunder" Finish "A Sound of Thunder" Worksheet (see previous week for link) Tuesday Sep. 12th- "A Sound of Thunder" Timeline Activity Wednesday Sep. 13th- Continue Timeline Activity Conflict prezi *Skip the Forrest Gump Video* Begin Conflict Activity Thursday Sep. 14th- Finish Conflict Activity Friday Sep. 15th- Symbolism Review Begin Reading "The Scarlet Ibis"
Monday Sep. 18th- Brownie Point Activity (in class only) Tuesday Sep. 19th- Finish Reading "The Scarlet Ibis" Finish "The Scarlet Ibis" Handout SATDO Characterization Wrkst Wednesday Sep. 20th- Movie Trailer/Poster Activity Thursday Sep. 21st- Movie Poster Assignment Assign Groups & work in class Friday Sep. 22nd- Movie Poster Assignment Work on & finish in class
Monday Oct. 2nd- Continue Researching Informational Topic Tuesday Oct. 3rd- Notes on Salutations and Hooks Begin Informative Letter Outline Wednesday Oct. 4th- Body Paragraph Outline Review & Activity Thursday Oct. 5th- Transitions Activity (Goldilocks & the 3 Bears) Friday Oct. 6th- Begin filling out Body Paragraphs on Informative Letter Outline
Monday Oct. 9th- Assembly Day Semicolon Mini Lesson & Video Tuesday Oct. 10th- Finish Informational Letter Outline Begin typing up the Informational Letter based off of the outline Wednesday Oct. 11th- Works Cited Mini Review Finish typing Informational Letter and begin on creating works cited page using EasyBib Thursday Oct. 12th- Work Day & Formatting Review Friday Oct. 13th- Work Day
Monday Oct. 16th- Last Day to Finish Informative Letter in Class (Informative Letter due Wednesday Oct. 18th) Tuesday Oct. 17th- Edgar Allan Poe Scavenger Hunt Wednesday Oct. 18th- Work Day (ALL LATE WORK DUE) Video Clip of The Raven from The Simpsons Thursday Oct. 19th- Fall Break Friday Oct. 20th- Fall Break
Monday Oct. 23- Read "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe Fill out questions attached to the poem Tuesday Oct. 24th- Read "The Cask of Amontillado" *pg. 174 in the classroom Literature book Fill out Amontillado Worksheet Wednesday Oct. 25th- Read "The Tell Tale Heart" Short Cartoon Version Venn Diagram Worksheet Thursday Oct. 26th- Work on Scary Story Outline Scary Story Assignment and Rubric will be passed out Friday Oct. 27th- Work on drafting, editing and typing Scary Story
Monday Nov. 6th- Begin Reading Ch. 1 in class Tuesday Nov. 7th- Finish chapter 1 in class Predictions Worksheet (the formatting on here is a little off but no important info or instructions are missing so please ignore the odd format) Wednesday Nov. 8th- Allusion notes Read Chapter 2 in class Thursday Nov. 9th- Chapter 2 Quiz in class Friday Nov. 10th- Read Chapter 3 Fill out Juvenile Case File for Ch. 1 & 3 Homework is to read Ch. 4 over the weekend
Monday Nov. 13th- Whirligig Ch. 4 Review Restitution Requirements Worksheet 1 Tuesday Nov. 14th- You be The Judge Prompt 1 Begin Reading Ch. 5 Wednesday Nov. 15th- You be The Judge Prompt 2 Finish Ch. 5 Fill out Progress Check 2 for Ch. 5 Thursday Nov. 16th- You be the Judge Prompt 3 Allusion Notes Ch. 5 Friday Nov. 17th- Regret Poem and Free Write
Monday Nov. 27th- Read Whirligig Ch. 6 Restitution Requirements Form 2 Tuesday Nov. 28th- Finish Restitution Requirements Form 2 Review and identify Allusions in Ch. 6 Wednesday Nov. 29th- Read Ch. 7 in class Thursday Nov. 30th- Review Text Structure Text Structure Activity 2 Friday Dec. 1st- Text Structure Test
Monday Dec. 4th- Finish Reading Ch. 8 Go over Student Led Conferences Tuesday Dec. 5th- Whirligig Ch. 8 Guided Reading Questions Read Ch. 9, finish the book Wednesday Dec. 6th- Introduction to Project Thursday Dec 7th- Student Led Conference Prep Time to work on Project Friday Dec. 8th- Project Work Day
Monday Dec. 18th- Work on Poetry Anthology Tuesday Dec. 19th- Work on Poetry Anthology Wednesday Dec. 20th- Poetry Anthology Due ( WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE BREAK) Finish Poetry Unit with "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" Thursday Dec. 21st- Half Day
Monday Jan. 8th- Poster on Logical Fallacy Tuesday Jan. 9th- Poster Presentations Begin Researching Argument Wednesday Jan. 10th- Research Argument topic Thursday Jan. 11th- Research Argument Topic Friday Jan. 12th- Notes "Using I in Writing"
Welcome to Term 3
Week 1 January 16th-19th
Monday Jan. 15th- MLK Holiday Tuesday Jan. 16th- Transition Activity (powerpoint in class) Wednesday Jan. 17th- Notes: Using I in Writing Introductory Paragraph Worksheet Thursday Jan. 18th- Begin Outline Friday Jan 19th- Work on Outline
Monday Jan. 22th- Go over Works Cited Page Work on Outline Tuesday Jan. 23th- Work on Outline Notes on In Text Citations Wednesday Jan. 24th- Work on Outline Thursday Jan. 25th- Counter-Argument Worksheet Work on Outline Friday Jan 26th- Work on Outline Begin Printing Draft in the Library
Monday Jan. 29th- Finish Outline & Drafting Argument Essay Print in Library (or at home) Tuesday Jan. 30th- Self Review of Argument Essay Wednesday Jan. 31st- Peer Review of Argument Essay Thursday Feb. 1st- Go over MLA Format Friday Feb. 2nd- Argument Paper Due in class Shakespeare Biography Vid. In class
Week 4 February 5th-9th
Monday Feb. 5th- Shakespearean plays Notes Tuesday Feb.6th- Famous Quotes game in class Wednesday Feb. 7th- Prologue Notes Prologue Worksheet Thursday Feb. 8th- Act 1 Scene 1 Friday Feb. 9th- Act 1 Scene 2
Monday Feb. 19th- Presidents Day Tuesday Feb. 20th- Read Act II scene 3 & 4 Wednesday Feb. 21st- Act II scene 5-6 Thursday Feb. 22nd- Act II Reading Quiz Act III Scene 1 Watch Video Clip Friday Feb. 23rd- Silent Reading Act III Scene 2-4
Monday Feb. 26th- Group Reading Act III Scene 5 Finish Act III Group Worksheet Tuesday Feb. 27th- Assign R+J Final Project and Book Report Act IV scene 1-4 Watch video clip Wednesday Feb. 28th- Act IV Scene 4-5 Thursday March 1st- Act V Scene 1-2 Friday March 2nd- Act V Scene 3
Week 8 March 5th-9th
Monday March 5th- (Half Day) Project Planning Day Tuesday March 6th- Romeo and Juliet II Wednesday March 7th- Plan for Timed Write/ Work Day Term Book Report Due Thursday March 8th- Timed Write Friday March 9th- Project Work Day
Week 9 March 12th-16th
Monday March 12th- Tuesday March 13th- Romeo and Juliet Final Project Due Wednesday March 14th- Work Day for end of term Thursday March 15th- Go over Timed Writes End of Term Friday- No School
Welcome to Term 4
Week 1 March 19th-23rd
Monday 3/19- Inference Journal Practice Tuesday 3/20- Inference Packet "Otzi the Iceman" Wednesday 3/21- Finish "Otzi the Iceman" Packet Thursday 3/22- Read "Beware of Dog" in Literature book and answer reading questions Friday 3/23- Finish "Beware of Dog" and reading questions Mad Lib Activity
Monday 3/26- Comma Review Comma Rules Activity Hand out "When to use Comma's Worksheet" Tuesday 3/27- Colons and Semi-colons review Quiz Wednesday 3/28- Independent and Dependent Clauses Review Quiz Thursday 3/29- Final Quiz (review of all 3 concepts) Friday 3/30- Reading Day/ Quiz Makeup Day
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