Monday, October 16, 2017

October 16-20

READING 7:
We will continue our work with central idea as we finish working through our three rotations. There will be a review on central idea with a quiz on either Wednesday or Thursday of this week, depending on the progress made on Monday and Tuesday. If you want extra practice, continue working with Summary or begin working on Central Idea on Study Island. We will continue our study of key ideas and details by turning the focus to inferences, generalizations, and textual support at the end of the week.


ENGLISH 9:
We will begin working with the narrative "American History" to gain an understanding of the elements of a narrative prior to beginning our personal narrative assignment this week. Assignments scheduled are:
MONDAY: Read the narrative, complete comprehension check on page 45.
TUESDAY: Close read the narrative, complete analyze the text on page 46.
WEDNESDAY: Review the author's use of conflict and its impact on the narrative, complete craft and structure on page 47.
THURSDAY: Review the author's use of vocabulary and its impact on tone and mood, complete vocabulary work on page 48.
FRIDAY: Review the conventions of the narrative (focus on prepositions) and complete the conventions practice on page 49. 

Monday, October 9, 2017

October 10-13

READING 7:
We will begin our work with central idea and supporting details in informational texts this week. Students will be working in small groups to complete a series of three different tasks. Because of the shortened week and several special schedules, this week's assignments will carry into next week.
TUESDAY HW (ALL classes):  Finish Study Island benchmark by tonight. (Username is lunch number@ns (1234@ns) and password is abc123). We'll take a look at your scores during Wednesday's classes! :)
FRIDAY HW (ALL classes): Rewrite TDA (if you need to) - due Friday. Also finish Study Island benchmark if you have not done so already. Benchmarks will be 1/2 credit at this point.



ENGLISH 9:
We will spend our week continuing to work on our comparative analysis of the diction in Quindlen and Kennedy's texts found on pages 13 and 23 of the textbook respectively. Students are expected to be working on their essays outside of class as well as in class with the guidance of the teacher. Final essays are due at the beginning of class on Friday, October 13 either as a hard copy or in Google Docs.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

October 2-6

READING 7:
This week, we will be wrapping up our introduction to TDA writing. Students will work on completing their third TDA on "The Body's Clock" and begin to prepare for an individual assessment on THURSDAY. Prior to our individual TDA, we will review "Minding our Ps and Qs" and the TDA rubric. Nearly all work should be completed in class this week and any homework will be posted here at the end of the day.
TUESDAY HW FOR PD. 3: Finish blue organizer for "The Body's Clock." / PD. 5: Finish blue organizer & copy into a final copy.
WEDNESDAY HOMEWORK (ALL CLASSES): Finish "The Body's Clock" TDA if not finished in today's class. The final copy of the TDA must be submitted at the beginning of class tomorrow and will not be accepted late.
FRIDAY HOMEWORK (ALL CLASSES): Finish Study Island benchmark by Tuesday. (Username is lunch number@ns (1234@ns) and password is abc123). We'll take a look at your scores during Wednesday's classes! :)



ENGLISH 9:
This week, we will wrap up our study of "The Immigrant Contribution" by looking at the Kennedy's use of persuasive appeals and diction. We will also take some time to dive back into "A Quilt of a Country" to review the use of diction by Quindlen. Our studies will lead us to our first writing piece of the year -- a comparative analysis of the diction used by Kennedy and Quindlen. Work will be completed in class and any homework will be posted at the end of each class period.

Friday, September 22, 2017

September 25-29

READING 7:
This week, students will continue working through connecting the process of close reading to the beginning stages of writing a Text Dependent Analysis response (TDA). We will continue working in groups and partners to find evidence in the text to support our answers and write explanations that show how our evidence proves our answer. We will also move towards working independently, preparing ourselves for our first rubric-assessed TDA during the first week of October. Any homework will be posted here at the end of each class period and will most likely be any work left over from class.

ENGLISH 9:
We will continue our study of "The Immigrant Contribution" this week, examining the connection between word choice and author's purpose, persuasive appeals, diction, and sentence structure.  Any homework will be posted here at the end of each class period.
TUESDAY HW: Finish vocabulary work on page 32. Complete on separate sheet of paper. Will be collected for accuracy.
WEDNESDAY HW: Finish "Analyze the Text" on page 30 if not finished in class.

Friday, September 15, 2017

September 19-22

READING 7:
This week, students will continue working through connecting the process of close reading to the beginning stages of writing a Text Dependent Analysis response (TDA). We will continue working in groups and partners to find evidence in the text to support our answers and write explanations that show how our evidence proves our answer. Any homework will be posted here at the end of each class period and will most likely be any work left over from class.
WEDNESDAY: Period 1 - Finish TDA deconstruction if not finished in class.
THURSDAY: Period 3 & 4 - Finish final draft of TDA if not finished in class.


ENGLISH 9:
We will begin wrapping up our study of "A Quilty of a Country" with our focus on word choice and connotation and the impact these elements have on mood, tone, and author's purpose. Students will have a selection test (open book) on Wednesday. We will review our answers and make corrections on Wednesday before diving into our next piece, "The Immigrant Contribution" on Thursday. On Friday, students will have the opportunity to complete test corrections.  Any homework will be posted here at the end of each class period.
MONDAY HW: Finish Author's Style on pg. 21 (use worksheet provided in class) if not finished in class.
TUESDAY HW: Review notes for test tomorrow. It might be helpful to re-read "A Quilt of a Country" as a refresher.
WEDNESDAY: Open-book test on "A Quilt of a Country."
THURSDAY HW: Finish reading "The Immigrant Contribution" (pg. 23-29). Complete comprehension check questions for MONDAY.

Friday, September 8, 2017

September 11- 15

READING 7:
On Monday and Tuesday, students will be taking CDTs. On Wednesday, students will be reviewing their CDT results and goal setting. The remainder of the week students will begin connecting the process of close reading to the beginning stages of writing a Text Dependent Analysis response (TDA).

Thursday HW: Finish reading "A Keen Sense" in blue CDT  packet if not finished in class.

ENGLISH 9:
On Monday and Tuesday, students will be taking CDTs. On Wednesday, students will review their CDT results and work on their second read and text analysis of "A Quilt of a Country."  We will continue through the "American Voices" unit noting elements of nonfiction narratives. We will continue working with word choice and connotation and looking at the impact these elements have on mood, tone, and author's purpose. Any homework will be posted here at the end of each class period.

Wednesday HW: Finish "Analyze the Text" on page 18 if not finished in class. Each response must be supported with evidence from the text.
Friday HW: Finish blue Craft & Structure worksheet and vocabulary work on page 20 if not finished in class. PLEASE do not just write down definitions of the concept vocab words. You will be doing more work than you need to. Test on Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September 4-8

READING 7:
This week there will be no assigned homework. In class, we will be working on making our reading process visible through talking to the text and close reading. Students will be submitting evidence of close reading on the texts we practice with in class.

ENGLISH 9:
This week there will be no assigned homework. In class, we will begin reading nonfiction narratives in our textbook to begin identifying elements of nonfiction narratives in order to prepare ourselves to write one of our own. Students will be submitting work that asks them to comprehend and analyze the selected texts as well as consider the craft and structure of the texts.

Monday, August 28, 2017

August 28-September 1

This week, students will be introduced to the policies and procedures of Intensive Reading 7. We will complete inquiry activities in class and begin working on written responses to open-ended questions by repeating the prompt.

Students' only homework this week is to take their syllabus home, review information with parents, and return signed by Friday, September 8.


Friday, May 26, 2017

May 29-31

MONDAY:
No school - Memorial Day.

TUESDAY:
Period 5, 6: In class - watching "Sea of Monsters." 
Period 5, 6, 7, 8: In class - End of year wrap-up.

WEDNESDAY:
Last day! Knoebels trip!

Have a wonderful summer, everyone! :)

Monday, May 22, 2017

May 22-26

Schedule - 5, 5, 6, 6, lunch, 5, 6, 1, 2
MONDAY: Periods 5 and 6 watching The Lightning Thief in class and completing comparative analysis. All classes: Finish the book and reading guide for tomorrow!

Schedule - 1, 3, 4, 2, lunch, 5, 6, 7, 8
TUESDAY: All classes are completing final literature circles in class. All classes: Finish myth and May reading journal for tomorrow.

Schedule - 1, 2, 3, 4, lunch, 5, 6, 7, 8
WEDNESDAY: All classes are working on an end of the year evaluation and either beginning of finishing The Lightning Thief. All classes: Myths and May reading journals are due today.

Schedule - 1, 1, 3, 3, lunch, 5, 6, 7, 7
THURSDAY: All classes are watching The Lightning Thief or Sea of Monsters; completing comparative analysis between movie and novel.

Schedule - 2, 2, 4, 4, lunch, 5, 6, 8, 8
FRIDAY: All classes are watching The Lightning Thief or Sea of Monsters; completing comparative analysis between movie and novel.

October 16-20

READING 7: We will continue our work with central idea as we finish working through our three rotations. There will be a review on central ...