• For Wednesday June 5
     
    ELA-A:  Tic-Tac-Toe due Friday.
     
    ELA-B:  Tangerine literature circle job due Friday 6/8.  Book spine summative due Monday 6/11.
     
    ELA-B Read 180:  5-4-3-2-1 for Sci Fi story due Monday 6/11.
     
    For Monday June 4
     
    ELA-A:  None!
     
    ELA-B Read 180:  Continue to read to reach your page goals.  
     
    ELA-B:  Start reading the last section of Tangerine and begin your last literature circle job.  Discussion day is next Friday 6/8.  
     
    For Thursday May 31
     
    ELA-A:  Use your vocabulary study tool and start to complete the study guide you were given in class today.  BYOD tomorrow for a Kahoot review. Quiz on Act 2 Friday 6/1.
     
    ELA-B:  Continue to work on reading section 4 of Tangerine (pages 147-223) and completing your individual job. Discussion day is Friday 6/1.  Practice your Book it speeches.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Keep up with your independent reading goals.  Practice Book it!
     
    For Wednesday May 30
     
    ELA-A:  Vocbaulary Study Tool is due.  Quiz on Act 2 with vocabulary on Friday 6/1. 
     
    ELA-B:  Continue to practice your speech if you have not yet delivered it.  Tangerine Section 4 jobs and reading due on Friday June 1.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Keep up with your page goals and practice your Book It speech until you deliver your core.
     
    For Thursday May 24
     
    ELA-A:  Act 2 Vocabulary Study tool is due next Wednesday May 30th.  
     
    ELA-B:  Continue to practice your book it speech.  Speeches begin Wednesday May 30th.  Tangerine Section 4 jobs and reading due Friday June 1.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Book it begins on Tuesday May 29th.  Be prepared :)
     
     
    For Tuesday May 22
     
    ELA-A:  None.  Please be sure to bring in your Hanukkah gift project if you failed to do so today.  It is a summative grade.
     
    ELA-B:  Tangerine discussion day is today.  Your job and notice and note should be completed.  Your Section 3 quiz is Thursday. Book it graphic organizer is due Thursday.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Book It Graphic organizer and completed power point is due Thursday.
     
    For Thursday May 17
     
    ELA-A:  Hanukkah Projects and writing pieces are due on Monday 5/21
     
    ELA-B:  Read Section 3 of Tangerineby Tuesday May 22 and complete your job. Bring your Book It book with you every day.
     
    ELA-B Read180: Bring your Book it book with you every day. No homework.
     
     
    For Tuesday May 15
     
    ELA-A:  Think about the Hanukkah project. You will be given examples in class Tuesday.
     
    ELA-B:  Read Section 3 of Tangerine by Tuesday May 22nd and complete your job.  Bring your Book It book with you every day.
     
    ELA-B READ 180: Bring your Book it book with you every day. No homework.
     
    For Friday May 11
     
    ELA-A: Irony/conflict worksheet you received today in class is due tomorrow. Quiz on Act 1 with vocabulary (15 words) Monday.
     
    ELA-B:  Check point #9 is due tomorrow.  Group summative is due tomorrow (script and video).  Discussion day is tomorrow (job & Notice and note)
     
    ELA-B Read180: Quiz on "All Summer in a Day", check point #9.  Look at the Sci Fi page to get additional resources to help you on the quiz.
     
    For Tuesday May 8
     
    ELA-A:  Start studying for your Act I quiz.
     
    ELA-B:  Check Point #8 is due on Tuesday.  Literature Group work is due Friday.  Group summative will be in-class on Thursday.
     
    ELA-B Read 180:  Start studying your "All Summer in a Day" vocabulary. Check point #8 for Book It is Tuesday.
     
    For Monday May 7
     
    ELA-A:  Create a study tool for your Act I vocabulary. Due Monday.
     
    ELA-B:  Check Point #8 for Book It is Tuesday. Discussion Day for your Literature Group for Tangerine is Friday May 11th.  Be prepared with your job and your notice & note journal completed.
     
    ELA-B Read180: Check Point #8 for Book It is due On Tuesday.
     
    For Friday May 4
     
    MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!
     
    ELA-A:  Create a study tool for your Act I vocabulary.  Due Monday.
     
    ELA-B:  Check point #7 is Friday for Book It.  Discussion Day for your Literature Group for Tangerine is Friday May 11th.  Be prepared with your job and notice & note journal completed.
     
    ELA-B Read 180:  Check point #7 for Book It is Friday.
     
    For Thursday May 3
     
    ELA-A:  Begin studying your Act I vocabulary.  You will have a quiz when we are finished the Act.
     
    ELA-B:  Check point #7 is Friday for Book It.  Discussion Day for your Literature Group for Tangerine is Friday May 11th.  Be prepared with your job and notice & note journal completed.
     
    ELA-B Read 180:  Check point #7 for Book It is Friday.  Study for your "Lose Now, Pay Later" quiz.  Use the materials on the science fiction page of my website SciFi Page
     
     
    For Wednesday May 2
     
    ELA-A:  NONE
     
    ELA-B:  Check point #7 is Friday for Book It. Keep up with your reading and responding to your check points.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Check point #7 is Friday for Book It.  Quiz on "Lose Now, Pay Later" on Thursday.  Start studying your vocabulary words.
     
    For Monday April 30
     
    ELA-A:  NONE
     
    ELA-B:  Tuesday is your first literature circle. You should have up to page 40 read in Tangerine and your job should be completely done by Tuesday.  Check point #6 for Book It is also on Tuesday.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Check Point #6 for Book It is Tuesday. Be sure to keep up with your reading.
     
    For Tuesday April 25
     
    ELA-A:  NONE
     
    ELA-B:  Continue to read your Book It Book.  Check point 5 is Friday 4/27.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Finish classwork from today and yesterday (Lois Lowry Newbery Acceptance speech and movie packet). Continue to read your Book It Book.  Check point #5 is on Friday 4/27.
     
     
    For Friday April 20
     
    ELA-A:  Act 1 vocabulary definitions are due
     
    ELA-B:  Continue to read your Book It book.  Check point 3 is due today 4/20.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Continue to read your Book It Book.  Check point 3 is due today 4/20.
     
     
    For Monday April 16
     
    ELA-A:  Holocaust Memorial projects are due. 
     
    ELA-B:  One-pagers are due at the end of class.
     
    ELA-B Read 180:  One-pagers are due at the end of class.
     
    For Friday April 6
     
    ELA-A:  Study for your Anne Frank background quiz on Monday.
     
    ELA-B: Study tonight for your quiz on chapters 19-23 with vocabulary for tomorrow.  You have a study guide and vocabulary practice worksheet you can use in addition to your classroom materials.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Same as ELA-B above
     
    For Thursday April 5
     
    ELA-A:  Read (only read) the Holocaust article you were given today in class.  Quiz on Anne Frank background Monday.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Study for Friday's quiz.
     
    ELA-B:  Finish questions 6-12 in the Symbolism packet. Quiz on Chapters 19-23 with vocabulary on Friday.
     
    For Wednesday April 4
     
    ELA-A:  Read "A Short History of Nazi Germany" and complete the 6 comprehension questions on the notes paper.  Quiz on Anne Frank background on Monday.
     
    ELA-B:  Read chapter 22 and create sign posts for your reading. Complete the chapter 22 vocabulary. Quiz Friday on Chapters 19-23 and vocabulary. Study a little each night.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Finish reading Chapter 21, Read chapter 22 and create sign posts.  Do the "my guess" for the chapter 22 vocabulary words (there are 3 words).  Quiz Friday on Chapters 19-23 and vocabulary. Study a little each night.
     
    For Tuesday April 3
     
    ELA-A:  WNB, Remembering Anne Frank, and the Webquest from last week will be reviewed/checked.  Preposition placement worksheet is due.
     
    ELA-B: Read chapter 20, complete the chapter 20 vocabulary and Great Escape worksheet.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Finish reading chapter 20, complete the Great Escape worksheet.
     
    For Next Week:
     
    ELA-A:  Spring WNB Prompt and a free write, Remembering Anne Frank questions, and Diary of Anne Frank Webquest (all class work shoud be finished)
     
    For Tuesday March 27
     
    ELA-A: Study for your preposition quiz. Writer's Notebook due April 3.
     
    ELA-B:  Read chapter 18 and do the packet highlighting foreshadowing and following the other directions.  Quiz on chapters 13-18 with vocabulary on Wednesday.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Finish reading chapter 17, Read and do the Chapter 18 packet.  Follow the directions on the packet. Quiz on chapters 13-18 with vocabulary on Wednesday.
     
    For Monday March 26
     
    ELA-A:  Preposition picture due Monday.  Writer's Notebook due April 3.   Quiz on prepositions Tuesday 3/27.
     
    ELA-B Read 180: Read chapters 15 & 16.  Create sign posts as you read chapter 16.  Keep up with your reading goals.
     
    ELA-B: Read 15-17.  Answer the questions in your packet, skip #8 of chapter 17.
     
    For Thursday March 22
     
    ELA-A:  WNB is due (link is in Monday's homework below). Memorize preposition song.  Quiz has been moved to next week.  Preposition pictures will be due on FRIDAY for all classes.  
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Meet your page goals this week.  Choice Writing #6 due Friday. Read chapters 13 and 14 of The Giver. Complete the questions in the packet your received on Tuesday.  Here is a link to the pages in the packet if you were absent.   Vocabulary for Chapters 13-18 Chapter 13 Contrasts and Contradictions  Chapter 14 Sign Posts Guiding Questions 15-18  Quiz on 13-18 Wednesday 3/28
     
    ELA-B:  Read chapters 13 and 14 of The Giver.  Complete the corresponding packet pages. Give each chapter a title.  Quiz on 13-18 Wednesday 3/28.  Review vocab.
     
     
    For Tuesday March 20
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    ELA-A:  Keep up with WNB due Thursday.  Link below.  Memorize preposition song for Quiz Friday.  Preposition picture due on Wednesday.
     
    ELA-B Read180: Quiz on The Giver chapters 7-12 with vocab tomorrow.  Keep up with your choice reading. Writing about Reading #6 due Friday.
     
    ELA-B:  Quiz on The Giver 7-12 with vocab tomorrow. Keep up with Dystopian Reading. Last book club on Friday.
     
    For Monday March 19
     
    ELA-A: Begin memorizing the preposition song. It can be found in this powerpoint.  Keep up with your writer's notebook.  The prompt and free write are due Thursday.  Here's the link.
     
    ELA-B Read180: Finish reading chapter 12 and complete packet questions and vocabulary for Monday. Keep up with your choice reading goals. Quiz Tuesday 7-12 with vocabulary.
     
    ELA-B:  Read chapter 12, answer packet questions, complete vocab for Monday. Dystopian book clubs tomorrow, Quiz Tuesday 7-12 w/ vocab. Last dystopian book club is Friday.
     
    For Friday March 16
     
    ELA-A:  Writer's Notebook Prompt and free write due next Thursday.  Preposition worksheet due tomorrow.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Finish reading chapter 12 and complete packet questions and vocabulary for Monday.  Keep up with choice reading goals. Quiz Tuesday on 7-12 with vocabulary.
     
    ELA-B:  Read chapter 12, answer packet questions, complete vocab for Monday. Dystopian book clubs tomorrow, Quiz Tuesday 7-12 w/ vocab
     
    For Thursday March 15
     
    ELA-A:  None
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Finish reading chapter 11 with sign posts.  TDAs were due at the end of class today. Quiz on Chapters 7-12 on Tuesday.  Keep up with your reading goals.
     
    ELA-B:  Final copy of What's in a Name due tomorrow, finish reading chapter 11 with sign posts.  Quiz on chapters 7-12 on Tuesday. Keep up with your Dystopian novel.
     
    For Wednesday March 14
     
    ELA-A:  Bring in a snack to share as we reflect and celebrate the end of the writing process!
     
    ELA-B:  What's in a Name rough draft is due. It must be printed out.  Final copies will be due on Thursday.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Chapter 9 TDA due at the end of class tomorrow.  Continue to read to meet your page goals.  Finish the chapter 10 vocabulary.
     
    For Tuesday March 13
     
    ELA-A:  Final copies of Citizen Composer are due today at the end of class.
     
    ELA-B:  Finish reading chapter 10 of The Giver and complete the worksheet packet for the chapter. Continue to read your dystopian novel.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Finish reading chapter 10 of The Giver, using sign posts throughout your reading. Finish the crossword puzzle after you are done reading.  Continue to meet your page goals for the week.
     
    For Monday March 12
     
    ELA-A:  Final copies of Citizen Composer are due Tuesday 3/13.
     
    ELA-B:  Finish completing "What the Writer Did" for the copy change essay examples of What's In A Name
     
    ELA-B Read180: Choice Writing #5 was due today.  Keep up with your page goals and novel goals.  Test out the quizzes on Whoos Reading
     
    For Wednesday March 7
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Finish writing your letter to the Chief Elder if you didn't complete it in class.  Use the models to be sure you are following the correct format.
     
    ELA-B:  Read chapter 9 and complete the questions in your packet and the vocabulary.
     
    ELA-A:  Rough Drafts of the Citizen Composer essay/letter are due.  Citizen Composer Conclusions and Formatting
     
    For Monday March 5
     
    ELA-A:  If you didn't finish No Red Ink, you need to do so before Monday. Please email me if you need a password reset.  You should have an opposing viewpoint and refute for Monday drafted.
     
    ELA-B:  Read chapter 7 and create sign posts for the chapter.  Parents need to complete the What's In A Name paragraph.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Choice Writing 5 due next Friday.  Brainstorm ideas for your letter to the Chielf Elder. Keep up with your reading that we outlined in class today.
     
    For Friday March 2
     
    ELA-A:  No Red Ink is due.  You should have an introduction and one body paragraph for your citizen composer piece completed.
     
    ELA-B:  Keep up with your Dystopian book club reading.  Snacks tomorrow.  Have your parents respond in a paragraph (7-10) sentences why they gave you your name.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Writing Choice #4 due, signposts and vocab, Letters to the Chief Elder due Tuesday.
     
    For Wednesday Feb 28
     
    ELA-A:  No Red Ink should be completed for Friday.  
     
    ELA-B:  Quiz tomorrow on Chapters 1-6 of The Giver (including Dystopian Literture and Lois Lowry) and 1-6 vocabulary.  If you need additional support, visit the Giver page of my website.  Bring Colored pencils/markers to class tomorrow.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Finish reading Chapter 7, creating sign posts, and defining the vocabulary for the chapter 7 words.  Bring colored pencils/markers to class tomorrow.
     
     
    For Tuesday Feb 27
     
    ELA-A:  Writer's Notebook Prompt and Free Write Due.  See below if you forget the prompt.  Introductions for Citizen Composer due.
     
    ELA-B:  Quiz on Chapters 1-6 with vocabulary on Wednesday.  Read to reach your page goals in your dystopian novel.  If you didn't finish reading Chapter 6 and respond to the padlet in class today you need to finish it for homework.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Read to reach your page goals.  Be sure to find at least two new vocabulary words in your choice reading. Choice #4 Writing is due Friday.
    For Thursday Feb 22
     
    ELA-A:  WNB Prompt 2.20 Scary Creature.  A one-page story is due Tuesday 2/27 in addition to a one-page free write.  Citizen Composer Cornell Style notes and Reasons graphic organizer should be completed by tomorrow in class.
     
    ELA-B:  Finish reading chapters 4 and 5.  Specifically post-it note Tough Questions, Words of the Wiser, Again and Agains, and Contrasts and Contradictions.  Also post-it note things you may be wondering, questions you have, inferences you are making etc. Continue to read your Dystopian novel to meet your page goals for Friday's meeting.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Quiz on chapters 1-6 with vocabulary.  Be sure to have examples of sign posts for these chapters to use on the quiz.  Choice Writing #3 due Friday during conferences.
     
    For Wednesday Feb 14
     
    ELA-A:  Writers Notebook Prompt 2.13  The WNB can be found on this power point.  A one-page story is due Tuesday 2/20 in addition to a one-page free write.
     
    ELA-B:  Read chapter 3 of The Giver and show evidence of a close read using post-it notes to mark sign posts (contrasts and contradictions & again and agains) and ideas about symbolism.
                Keep up with your reading goals for your Dystopian book club novel.  First meeting will be 2/23.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Keep up with your reading goals.  Quiz on The Giver chapters 1-6 w/vocabulary on Wednesday 2/21.
     
    For Friday Feb 9:  If you weren't in school today, please read.
     
    ELA-A:  We did more research for our citizen composer in class today.  Your WNB prompt from Tuesday is below and is due 2/13.
     
    ELA-B:  We will start The Giver tomorrow.  Please bring your Dystopian novel with you to class.
     
    ELA-B Read180: We finished reviewing chapter 3.  Please read chapter 4 of The Giver and find the tough question that Jonas asks, as well as use your reading strategies to comprehend the text.  We will have reading conferences tomorrow, so be sure to make your page goals for the week.  The Giver Full Text  <--text in case you forgot your book at school.  
     
     
     
     
    For Wednesday Feb 7
     
    ELA-A:  Writer's Notebook is due on Tuesday 2/13.  WNB Prompt Feb 6 2018
     
    ELA-B R180: Finish Reading Chapter 4 of The Giver
     
    ELA-B: Continue to read your Dystopian Choice book (20 minutes)
     
    For Thursday Feb 1
     
    ELA-A:  Write your argumentative paragraph using the article "Do You Need Recess".  Keep up with your Writer's Notebook.
     
    ELA-B:  None
     
    ELA-B Read 180:  Page goals, reading with sticky notes
     
    For Wednesday January 31
     
    ELA-A:  Finish the graphic organizer for "Do Sports Fans Go Too Far?" Keep up with your writer's notebook.
     
    ELA-B:  None
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Make your page goals and read with sticky notes, specifically noting again and agains, contrasts and contradictions, and words of the wiser in your choice novels.
     
    For Tuesday January 30
     
    ELA-A:  Writer's Notebook entries due next Monday (music prompt + 1 free write = 2 full written pages)
     
    ELA-B:  None
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Make your page goals and read with sticky notes, specifically noting again and agains, contrasts and contradictions, and words of the wiser in your choice novels.
     
    For Thursday January 25
     
    ELA-A:  Keep up with your writer's notebooks.  Look below if you aren't sure what is due and when.
     
    ELA-B:  Vocabulary worksheet due tomorrow.  BYOD for review. Quiz on chapters 16-20 with vocabulary on Monday.  
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Meet your page goals! Prepare for conferencing tomorrow during class. 
     
    For Wednesday January 24
     
    ELA-A:  Keep up with your writer's notebooks.  Pd. 6 Teddy Bear and Free Write due Wed. Pd 7. due Thursday.
               ALL:  People you would like to meet prompt +1 free write due next Monday.
     
    ELA-B:  Tombstone due today.  Quiz on chapters 16-20 with vocabulary. Study :)
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Continue to read in your independent novel to reach your page goals this week
     
    For Tuesday January 23
     
    ELA-A:  Finish reading the School Start Times article and complete your Cornell notes.
     
    ELA-B:  Tombstone due Wednesday (you will have some time in class for this tomorrow), Quiz on chapters 16-20 with vocabulary next Monday.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Imagine paragraph with 3 + pictures due 
     
    For Monday January 22
     
    ELA-A:  Keep up with your writer's notebook.  See due dates below.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  None
     
    ELA-B:  Read chapter 19 and respond to this padlet link: Padlet Link
      Add a comment underneath and put your first name and last initial.
     
    For Friday January 19
     
    ELA-A:  Revised TDA's are due. Please see requirements below.  Keep up with your writer's notebook.  See due dates below.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Draft your paragraph for your perfect world.  Read to reach your goal for this week.
     
    ELA-B:  Conflict mini projects are due. Please use the paper that I gave you in class, not computer paper.  They should be neat and colorful and all 4 conflicts should be on one side.
     
    For Thursday January 18
     
    ELA-A:  All Scrooge TDA revisions are due by Friday.  You will need:  original TDA with my comments, original rubric, new printed copy with highlights of changes made, revision worksheet filled out and the new rubric (which is by on the back of the revision worksheet).
    Keep up with your writer's notebook (1 in-class prompt and 1 free write) 4th period due next Monday, 6th period due next Wednesday, 7th period due next Thursday.
     
    ELA-B:  Read chapter 17 and complete the timeline of events.
     
    ELA-B Read 180:  Read your independent novel.  Find an example of contrasts and contradictions as well as an again and again.  Fill out one row on each side of the worksheet for these sign posts.
     
     
     
    For Wednesday January 10
     
    ELA-A:  Final copies of Diamante poems are due
     
    ELA-B:  Read chapter 14 stopping on the top of page 161 where Billy says, "Wasn't I the luckiest boy in the world?".  On a separate piece of notebook paper, notice and note any constrast or contradiction that occurs in this chapter of the story.  This will be a time when a character says or does something you didn't expect or if the mood of the story changes. Notice and note this change.  ALSO--write down on example of figurative language or imagery from pages 159-161 that you found to be particularly beautiful.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Dent roots quiz today.  Study!  Keep up with your reading goals!
     
    For Tuesday January 9
     
    ELA-A:  None
     
    ELA-B: Finish reading chapter 13
     
    ELA-B Read180: Study for Dent roots quiz on Wednesday, Read your independent novel and find an example of a CC. Use the directions below from last week.
     
    For Thursday January 4
     
    ELA-A:  None
     
    ELA-B:  Finish reading chapter 12 and complete the worksheet.  Predict how the bet will be resolved.
     
    ELA-B R180:  Read for 10 minutes in your Independent Reading Book.  Mark one passage in your book as a Contrast and Contradiction.  Explain on a piece of paper why you feel that passage is a contrast and contradiction.  Remember a CC is when the character does or says something that is opposite from their behavior and speech earlier in the story.  
     
    Study your dent root words. Quiz Friday.
     
     
    For Wednesday January 
     
    ELA-A:  None unless you didn't finish the brainstorming for your diamante poem.
     
    ELA-B:  Finish reading the last 2.5 pages of chapter 11.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Quiz on -dent roots on Friday, read your independent novel for at least 10 minutes tonight.
     
    For Thursday December 21
     
    ELA-A:  Continue to work on your TDA.  It is now due at the end of class today.
     
    ELA-B:  Quiz today!
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Heart due today.  Continue to read independently.
     
    For Wednesday December 20
     
    ELA-A:  Continue to work on you TDA.
     
    ELA-B:  Read Chapter 10 and answer the questions.  Quiz on chapters 1-10 vocab and 6-10 content Thursday.
     
    ELA-B Read 180:  Continue to read independently.  Heart due on Thursday.
     
    For Tuesday December 19
     
    ELA-A:  Quiz today!  Be sure you studied and did the study guide and brought evidence in of your studying for bonus points on the quiz.
     
    ELA-B:  "Flag" reading for Chapter 9.  ?: question, Ah-Ha, FL: Figurative Language, C: Connections (text-to-text, text-to-self, text-to-world), W: word up (either a vocabulary word or one that you don't know)
     
    ELA-B R180: Infographic work should be submitted. Continue to read your independent novel.
     
    For Monday December 18
     
    ELA-A: Continue to work on your TDA.  Use the resources available to you on the A Christmas Carol section of my webpage. Quiz Tuesday.
     
    ELA-B Read180: Infographics due Monday.
     
    ELA-B:  Big Tree symbolism mini-project due.  Make sure your vocabulary is up to date.
     
    For Friday December 15
     
    ELA-A:  Quiz Tuesday December 19th on Staves 3-5 (Ghost of Christmas Present-end of play) with vocabulary. You all received a study guide today with some tips for studying.  TDA due dates have been changed to next Thursday 12/21.
     
    ELA-B:  Read chapter 8 and be sure to update your vocabulary list with any words you found from chapters 1-8.  Quiz Thursday 12/21 on chapters 1-10 and vocabulary 1-10.
     
    ELA-B Read180:  Infographics are now due Monday.  Please create an account and log into piktochart.  Use this link to get to the piktochart tutorial https://www.cbsd.org/Page/16858
     
     
    For Thursday December 14
     
    ELA-A:  Quiz Tuesday December 19th on Staves 3-5 (Ghost of Christmas Present-end of play) with vocabulary.  Continue studying and working on your TDA graphic organizer. TDA's due on Wednesday 12/20 typed at the beginning of class.
     
    ELA-B:  Have up through Chapter 7 in Where the Red Fern Grows read by Thursday with guiding questions completed.  Extended metaphors are due today unless you turned them in during class yesterday.
     
    ELA-B R180:  Continue with your independent reading. Your infographic will be due at the end of class on Friday with your pre-writing notes and noodletools citations.
     
     
    For Tuesday December 12
     
    ELA-A:  Quiz on Tuesday December 19th on Staves 3-5 (Ghost of Christmas Present-end of the play), with vocabulary and a TDA.  Continue studying.
     
    ELA-B:  Quiz Tuesday December 12th on Where the Red Fern Growsn Chapters 1-5.  No vocabulary.  Complete the "Name the Chapter" worksheet to assist in your studying tonight.
     
    ELA-B R180:  Continue with your independent reading.  Your infographic will be due at the end of class on Friday.
     
    For Monday December 11
     
    ELA-A:  Quiz on Tuesday December 19th on Staves 3-5 (Ghost of Christmas Present-end of play), with vocabulary and a TDA.  Begin studying NOW.
     
    ELA-B:  Quiz Tuesday December 12th on Where the Red Fern Grows Chapters 1-5. No vocab.
     
    ELA-B R180:  Continue with your independent reading.
     
    For Thursday December 6
     
    ELA-A:  Define the Act 2 vocabulary given in class on Tuesday.
     
    ELA-B R180:  Complete the "Explain" portion of your bird poop R.A.C.E. response
     
    ELA-B:  Brainstorm an idea for your extended metaphor.
     
    For Tuesday December 5
     
    ELA-A:  Draw a picture of the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come using the direct text from A Christmas Carol.
     
    ELA-B R180:  Quiz on Bird Poop articles and vocabulary
     
    ELA-B:  Read chapter 3 of Where the Red Fern Grows and answer the questions on the worksheet.
     
    For Friday November 30
     
    ELA-A:  Conduct a close reading of Fred's Party, answering the questions and making 8 of your own notes on the reading.
     
    ELA-B R180:  Quiz on Bird Poop article and vocabulary Tuesday December 5.  Finish creating your flascards on quizlet for Monday.  Reader's Response is due.  See Wednesday's homework below for instructions. 
     
    ELA-B:  Reader's Response is due.  See Wednesday's homework below for instructions.
     
    For Thursday November 29
     
    ELA-A: Draw a colorful picture of Scrooge's transformed room and the Ghost of Christmas Present
     
    ELA-B & ELA-B R180:  Reader's Response is due on Friday.  See Wednesday's homework for instructions.
     
    For Wednesday November 28
     
    ELA-A:  Continue to study for you Act I quiz TOMORROW with the 9 vocabulary words we highlighted.  Use all of your materials and complete the fill-in-the-blank summary for stave 1 and 2 to help you remember the plot details.
     
    ELA-B:  Finish the Where the Red Fern Grows webquest if you didn't finish it in class today.  Reader's Response is due Friday.  See below for instructions.
     
    ELA-B & ELA-B Read180:  Read independently.  Reader's Response is due Friday.  Specific instructions for 3 paragraph Reader's Response are:  
    • Paragraph 1: Summarize what you read this week in at least 5 sentences.
    • Paragraph 2: Infer how the protagonist of your story currently feels. Use a direct citation to explain your belief.
    • Paragraph 2: Cause and Effect: What is one choice the protagonist made during your reading this week and how did that choice impact the story (conflict, setting, other characters?)
    • Paragraph 3: Book, Head, Heart: What surprised you?  How can you connect what you are reading to your own life or the world around you?
     
    For Tuesday November 27
     
    ELA-A:  Begin studying for your Act I quiz.  This will include the 9 vocabulary words we highlighted today, the exposition, inciting incident, and rising action 1 and 2.  Please use all of your materials to study for WEDNESDAY's quiz.
     
    ELA-B & ELA-B Read 180:  You may throw away all Greek materials.  Read independently and reach your page goals!
     
    For Thursday November 16
     
    ELA-A:  Read the original text of the beginning of Stave 2 of A Christmas Carol.  Draw a picture of the Ghost of Christmas Past based on Dickens description. Ghost of Christmas Past Costume Design
     
    ELA-B & ELA-B Read180:  Continue to work on your mythology integration projects.  You should have a myth completely written out either as a story or a script for class tomorrow.  You should bring any materials into class with you tomorrow for the construction of your project.  
     
    You will need the following for Monday:  a flat sheet (twin, queen, or king, but twin is best), safety pins (minimum 2, ideally 12), and a tie/rope/sash/robe belt to act as a belt for your chiton.
     
    For Tuesday November 14
     
    ELA-A:  FOR WEDNESDAY--Read and annotate the excerpts from the beginning of Stave 1 of A Christmas Carol.  Follow the directions on the worksheet. Stave 1 Beginning Annotate the Text
     
    ELA-B and ELA-B Read180:  Continue to work on your mythology integration myth.  At this point you should have brainstormed and filled out the team graphic organizer.  You will have tomorrow and Wednesday to write the myth. Thursday and Friday should be for working on your presentation of the myth.
     
    For Monday November 13
     
    ELA-A:  None
     
    ELA-B Read180: Complete the self graphic organizer for the mythology integration
     
    ELA-B:  Read and annotate Graphina as a model for the mythology integration.  Complete the self graphic organizer for the mythology integration.
     
     
    For Thursday November 9
     
    ELA-A:  None
     
    ELA-B:  Complete the heroes graphic organizer and create two questions you will potentially share during tomorrow's socratic debate.  Your completion of the graphic organizer will be crucial to your ability to discuss during the debate.  Please prepare.
     
    ELA-B R180:  Finish reading the Hercules play from scene 6.  Complete the packet questions.  Do not worry if you can not fill in all 12 labors on the back of the paper.
     
     
    For Tuesday November 7
     
    ELA-B:  Choose ONE of the heroes to read about from the packet.  As you read, generate proof that your hero is the best out of the three. Quiz on ceed, ced, cess roots Wednesday.
     
    ELA-B R180:  Read the teacher model myth "Graphina" and annotate the text in the margins.
     
    ELA-A:  None
     
    For Monday November 6
    ELA-B:  Finish reading "Arachne" and completing your myth organizer for Arachne.  Quiz on Ceed, Ced, Cess Wednesday.  See details below.
     
    ELA-B R180:  Finish reading and annotating the Demeter excerpts for examples of figurative language.  
     
    ELA-A Quiz Monday on compound & FANBOYS.  You can use the practice on No Red Ink that was assigned to your class as a study tool. The practice is called sentences and verbs.
              
    use your username to login and the password: 1234567
     
     
    For Thursday November 2
     
    ELA-B:  Quiz on Ceed, Ced, Cess Roots Wednesday November 8.  Be sure to know the primary 7 "ceed" vocabulary words and be able to use your choice of an additional 7 vocabulary words that are a different form (using cess, cede, -ive, -ion) in your own original sentence for the quiz.  Here is the in class power point:  Ceed, Ced, Cess  You can also find this on the roots page. Roots
     
    ELA-B R180: Quiz on Ceed Roots Wednesday November 8.  Here is a the in-class power point:  Ceed Roots
     
    ELA-A:  Quiz Monday on compound sentences & FANBOYS.  Memoir revisions due tomorrow.
     
     
    For Tuesday October 31 & Wednesday November 1
     
    ELA-B:  Use Dictionary.com to define all 7 vocabulary words containing the root AND one of the other roots from the chart for each vocabulary word to make 14 total words and definitions.  Do this on the back of your paper. Due WEDNESDAY. Continue to read independently.
     
    ELA-B R180:  Define the ceed, ced, root words using dictionary.com for Wednesday. DUE WEDNESDAY.  Continue to read independently.
     
    ELA-A: None unless you are revising your memoir.  Revisions should be submitted no later than this Thursday.
     
    For Monday October 30
     
    ELA-B:   Read the "Demeter" myth and using the Thinking Notes strategy to conduct a close reading of the text.  You should also be reading for author's purpose/lesson learned as well as figurative language.  
     
    ELA-B R180:  Finish reading the "Echo and Narcissus" myth.  Conduct a close reading and answer the vocabulary and comprehension questions.  
     
    ELA-A:  None unless you are revising your memoir.  Revisions should be submitted no later than this Thursday.
     
    For Friay October 27
     
    ELA-B: Continue to read independently.  Read the "Demeter" myth and using the Thinking Notes strategy to conduct a close reading of the text.  You should also be reading for author's purpose/lesson learned as well as figurative language.  This is due Monday.
     
    ELA-B R180:  Continue to read independently.  Finish reading the "Echo and Narcissus" myth.  Conduct a close reading and answer the vocabulary and comprehension questions.  This is due Monday.
     
    ELA-A:  Final drafts of Scary Narrative is due in class.
     
    For Wednesday October 24
     
    ELA-B:  Mythology Quiz today. Be sure to use your study guide to prepare.  Keep up with your independent reading.
     
    ELA-A:  Proofread your partner's scary story for class using the proofreading paper you were given today.
     
    For Tuesday October 23
     
    ELA-B:  Study for your mythology quiz on Wednesday.  Keep up with your independent reading.
     
    ELA-A:  Rough draft of scary narrative printed and ready to go due in class.
     
    For Friday October 20
     
    ELA-B:  Free Reading Friday!  Bring your independent books and your Letter to the Teacher. Mythology quiz on Wednesday 10/25
     
    ELA-A:  Rough drafts of the Scary Narrative due 10/24
     
     
    For Thursday October 19
     
    ELA-B: Continue to read independently. Letter to the Teacher due Friday.  Chron roots quiz today.  Write original sentences for each vocabulary word.
     
    ELA-A:  None unless you didn't complete the compound sentences practice page yesterday.
     
    For Wednesday October 18
     
    ELA-B:  Continue to read independently. Letter to the Teacher due Friday. Chron roots quiz Thursday.
     
    ELA-A:  Compound sentences practice page due tomorrow.
     
    For Tuesday October 17
     
    ELA-B:  Continue to read independently.  Letter to the Teacher due Friday. Chron roots quiz Thursday.
     (5th period only)  If you didn't finish the Prometheus question in class, it is your ENTRANCE ticket for today's class.
     
    ELA-A:  Finish your pre-writing scary narrative worksheets we did in class today.  Tomorrow through Friday we will be in the library drafting our scary stories.  Look up some of the spooky settings you are creating in your stories.  Writer's do their research!
     
    For Monday October 16
     
    ELA-B:  Continue your independent reading.  It's Book Love Monday; be sure to have a book!
     
    ELA-A:  Ghost and Pumpkin writing is due.  See below for the original samples.  If you have lost/forgotten your ghost or pumpkin template, you can download what you need here:
     
    **Remember:  Your ghost or pumpkin should be done in INK without spelling, capitalization, or punctuation errors.  It should follow Neil Gaiman's format that we drafted in class.  It should be colorful.**
     
    For Friday October 13
     
    ELA-B:  "Aud" root word quiz due, reader's response due
     
    ELA-A:  Scary Setting OR Scary Character model text writing due Monday.  Here are the original samples from class if you want to work on it tonight for homework.  You will have a little bit of time in class tomorrow too.
     

    Setting: (hypens, semi-colons, vivid verbs, simile using like, sensory images)

    There were all sorts of remarkable things in there she’d never seen before:  windup angels that fluttered around the bedroom like startled sparrows; books with pictures that writhed and crawled and shimmered; little dinosaur skulls that chattered their teeth as she passed.

    Character: (repitition, simile using as, comparative adjectives using -er, sensory images)

    She looked a little like Coraline’s mother.  Only...

      Only her skin was white as paper.  (Simile)

      Only she was taller and thinner.

      Only her fingers were too long, and they never stopped moving, and her dark red finger nailes were curved and sharp.

     
    For Thursday October 12
     
    ELA-A:  None
     
    ELA-B & R180 ELA-B:  Study for "Aud" roots quiz Friday.  Continue with independent reading.  Reader's Response due on Friday.
     
    For Wednesday October 11
     
    ELA-A:  Read the Chapter 2 Coraline passage and follow the directions to complete the questions.
     
    ELA-B:  Read "Elements of Mythology" and annotate the text. Continue to read independently towards your weekly goal.  Aud quiz on Friday. Reader's Response due Friday.
     
    R180 ELA-B:  Complete the fill-in-the-blanks for the "aud" root words.  Continue to read independently towards your weekly goal.  Aud quiz on Friday. Reader's Response due Friday.
     
    For Tuesday October 10
     
    ELA-A:  Quiz on subjects/predicates (simple and compound) and independent clauses on Tuesday.  
     
    ELA-B:  Continue to read independently each night towards your weekly goal.  Reader's Response will be due on Friday.  Quiz on "Aud" roots on Friday. 
     
    For Monday October 9
     
    ELA-A: Quiz on subjects/predicates and independent clauses on Tuesday.
     
    ELA-B:  Correctly done reader's responses from last week due. Continue to read your independent novel and record your page numbers.
     
    For Friday October 6
     
    ELA-A:  Coraline chapter 1 "Thinking Like A Writer" due.  Quiz on subjects/predicates and independent clauses on Tuesday.
     
    ELA-B:  Greek root word flash card fixes due today.  Completed Greek roots crossword puzzle due.  Reader's response due.
     
    For Thursday October 5
     
    ELA-A:  None, unless you didn't have your essay ready for submission.
     
    ELA-B:  Greek root word flashcards are due today.  Greek roots quiz on Friday.  Continue to read your independent novel to reach your weekly page goal.  Your reader's responses are due on Friday.
     
    For Wednesday October 4
     
    ELA-A:  NONE, unless you didn't have your essay ready for submission today.
     
    ELA-B:  Greek Root words flashcards due Thursday, Greek roots quiz on Friday, Continue reading your independent novel to reach your weekly page goal.  Your reader's responses are due on Friday.
     
    For Tuesday October 3
     
    ELA-A:  Your memoirs are due today.  Be sure to have completed your self-edit (26 points) as well as have your completed memoir PRINTED for class (30 points).
     
    ELA-B:  Continue to read your independent novels, writing down the number of pages completed for Monday.  Review your greek roots.  Quiz on Greek Roots on Friday.
     
    For Monday October 2
     
    ELA-A:  Continue to revise your essays.  They are due TUESDAY OCTOBER 3.  Be sure to complete the self-edit worksheet as you revise your essays, changing the text to red and blue to indicate your revisions.
     
    ELA-B:  Continue to read your independent books.
     
    For Thursday September 28
     
    ELA-A:  Using the tools used in class this week, make some deep revisions to your memoir (add dialogue, sensory details, zoom in on a moment OR delete some information/background that is unnecessary).  They are due Tuesday Oct 3
     
    ELA-B:  Elements of Fiction quiz! Elements of Fiction  Power Point
               Watch the last two vidoes in the following power point (you can find them on youtube as well if the video doesn't work.  Try to analyze them using the Elements of Fiction. 9.27.17 Classwork PPT
     
    Letter to the teacher about your independent reading due FRIDAY
     
    For Tuesday September 26
     
    ELA-A:  1st draft of memoir printed out and completed self reflection sheet due  
     
    ELA-B:  Elements of Fiction Quiz on Thursday. BYOD for review on Wednesday. Read for 20 minutes.
     
     
    For Tuesday September 19
     
    ELA-A:  None. We are drafting our memoirs in class this week.
     
    ELA-B:  3rd Period:  Book, Head, Heart Summer Reading Book Project is due.  Read 20 minutes tonight
                5th Period:  Read 20 minutes tonight
     
    For Monday September 18
     
    ELA-A Classes:  None unless you do not have a solid idea for your personal memoir. Otherwise, you should talk to your parents about a time in your life you learned something. Think on it this weekend. We will be drafting next week.
     
    ELA-B 3rd Period ONLY:  Your BHH summer reading assessment due date has been changed to TUESDAY SEPT 19.  Read 20 minutes each day over the weekend.
     
    ELA-B 5th Period ONLY:  Your BHH summer reading assessment is due Monday Sept. 18th.  Read 20 minutes each day over the weekend.
     
    For Friday September 15
     
    ELA-A Classes:  Write a purposeful narrative lead for your memoir.  Use the notes on the types of narrative leads to assist you as you attempt your lead.
     
    ELA-B Classes:  Book, Head, Heart Summer Reading Assessment is due on Monday 9/18.  You will have some time tomorrow to continue to work on it in class after we do our free reading (bring your independent book) and listen to our first First Chapter Friday book.  
     
    For Wednesday September 13
     
    ELA-A Classes:  No homework
     
    ELA-B Classes:  Book Print is due. Read 10 minutes in your independent book tonight.  Record how many pages you read in those 10 minutes.
     
     
    For Tuesday September 12
     
    ELA-A Classes:  "I Am" is due. It should be complete, colorful, and an example of your best effort.
     
    ELA-B Classes:  Read for 10 minutes.  Record how many pages you read.  Bring this number to class with you. Heart Book Print is due Wednesday.
     
    If you finish your book print early in class today, share it with me on 365 and print a copy.  Then do the following:  Read your independent book.  When there is about 10 minutes left in class, consider the book, head, heart frame work and email me your response to the following questions...

    ›What is happening in your book?

    ›What did I notice or what surprised me?

    ›What did I learn about myself because of what I read today?