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    Distance Learning (Phase 2 - Mr. Reed) 

    Daily Expectations 

    • Attend our classroom check-in by attending our live Teams meeting.  Access the link through your calendar.
    • Check Canvas/Email/Teams for our daily/weekly assignments. 
    • Read and RESPOND to email daily from Mr. Reed and/or you teachers.
    • Complete and submit assignments by the morning of our weekly class
    • Abide by CB Online Meeting Guidelines, found here.   

    Class Schedule: 

    MONDAYS 

    Period 1  - Study Skills

    • Teams Meeting – Join Through Teams Calendar
    • Independent work – Posted on Teams and Emailed: Study Skills Teams Link
    • Office Hours – anytime, request via email (except during class)

     Period 2  - Pre-Algebra with Mr. K.

    • Teams Meeting – Live event emailed by Mr. K. weekly the day of class 
    • Independent work – IXL IXL Web Link
    • Office Hours - anytime, request via email (except during class)
    • Extra Help also available from Mr. Trunk (email me for help setting up)

    TUESDAYS 

    Period 3  - ELA 7/8

    • Teams Meeting – 9:30am on Teams
    • Independent work – Posted on Teams and Emailed: ELA 7/8 Teams Link
    • Office Hours - anytime, request via email (except during class)

     Period 4  - English 9

    • Teams Meeting – 12:30pm
    • Independent work – Posted on Teams and Emailed: English 9 Teams Link
    • Office Hours -  anytime, request via email (except during class)

    WEDNESDAYS 

    Period 5 – Social Studies with Mr. Kelly

    • Teams meeting – 9:30am
    • Independent work – Canvas: Social Studies 9 Canvas Link
    • Office Hours – anytime, request via email (except during class)

     Period 6 – Time for check-ins and meetings

    • Individual Teams meetings or meet now will be sent via email
    • Email Mr. Reed to set up time for support or to meet live

    THURSDAYS 

    • Individual Teams meetings or meet now will be sent via email
    • Email Mr. Reed to set up time for support or to meet live

    Classroom Tools: 

    • Our classroom will be Teams and Canvas as the primary mode of assigning and collecting work and Teams as a virtual meeting place for live classes.   Work will be listed on Teams with links to Canvas.  Assignments can be submitted on Canvas, emailed to Mr. Reed or shared via Office 365 documents.

    Resources: 

    Method of Communication:

    • If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to email me at kereed@cbsd.org 

     

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    Note:

    During Phase 2 of Distance Learning, English 7/8 (Reed) - assignments, meeting times, notes, and instructional information will be posted to Teams and Canvas pages.  Links Below:

    Teams: Reed Eng. 9 Teams Link

    Canvas: Reed Eng. 9 Canvas Link

    Email: Kelley Reed (kereed@cbsd.org) *Email any time for supprot or to set up a virtual meeting

    Weekly Live Meeting Time: Tuesdays 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Weekly Live Meeting Link: Reed English 9 Weekly Teams Mtg. Link

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    4/1

    • Attend our live online practice meeting at 2:00.  This is mandatory.  Link is below:
    • Continue with "Night" book work outlined below.  More information will be provided at the our meeting
    • Attend your practice meetings for your other classes
    • Questions, please let me know.

    3/30

    • Visit our Microsoft Teams Class Channel and Post one question about the book "Night."  I will respond to your question.  This will also let me know you have navigated to our class channel.  
      • Link: English 9 (Reed) Teams Channel
      • We will have a live class meeting Wednesday from 2:00 to 2:30.  You will access this through teams.  I will send a link tomorrow. You will see the meeting come up in our class feed.
    • For 3/31 respond to the Canvas Summary assignment that is newly posted.  There is a link below.  We will be starting new instruction on the book soon, and I want to see what you have picked up so far.  So far only Tyler, Ethan, and Anthony have responded.
    • You should be finished through page 46.  You should also continue reading the Memoir.  Plan on finshing the book this week. 
    • We will work through assignments wrapping the book up next week.  If you read aprox. 15-20 pages / day - you should be done in plenty of time to do review activities next week. 
    • This week you only need to focus on finishing the book and working on your grammar packet if you have time. There may be some brief reading check assignments/discussions to make sure you are completing your reading.
    • The review instruction we do next week will be mandatory and some of the sessions will be live meetings using Microsoft Teams.  More information on that to come.  

    Please email me if you have any questions at all.  There is a ton of information about the book below that can also aid your completion.  Just focus on the basics of what happens.  You will not be penalized if you struggle with any of the content as we move into Phase 2 of Distance Learning next week.

     

     

     

     

    3/26/2020 - 3/30/2020

    • Overview: We will read the memoir “Night” by Elie Wiesel
    • Estimated Time: 25-35 minutes
    • Explanation: You will read the novel independently and together we will work through reading response activities that focus on literary elements, reading and writing skills, historical context, and vocabulary acquisition:
    • Three quick things to know: Key Characters in Night - Link: Night Character List
      • Eliezer Wiesel:  Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel An introspective teenager, the Author and main character of the memoir
      • Chlomo Wiesel: Elie Father - an esteemed grocer, adviser, and religious leader in the village of Sighet, Chlomo is cultured, but realistic.
      • Tzipora Wiesel: Elie's youngest sister - A miniature vision of innocence and determination during the march to the cattle car, Elie's seven-year-old sister wears a red coat and struggles without complaint under the heavy load she must carry.  
    • Tasks: (new tasks in green)
      • Finish reading to page 46 of "Night"
      • Answer Reading Check Questions #1-17.  Download the file, edit, and save.  You will answer more of the questions as we read.  Answers will need to be posted or shared as directed at a later time. Link to document: Night Reading Check Questions
        • I will review answers to the reading check questions in video or live format next week
      • Continue to work on your Grammar Practice Packets Linked here: Canvas Grammar Practice Packets
    • Links/Activities:
    • Method of Communication:
      • Canvas
      • Email Mr. Reed
      • Save all work for “Night” in your “Night” folder in OneDrive
    • Video/Audio Explanation: n/a

     

    3/25/2020

    • Overview: We will read the memoir “Night” by Elie Wiesel
    • Estimated Time: 25-35 minutes
    • Explanation: You will read the novel independently and together we will work through reading response activities that focus on literary elements, reading and writing skills, historical context, and vocabulary acquisition:
    • Three quick things to know: Religious Terminology for "Night"             Link: Night: difficult terminology
      • Kabbalah: method, discipline, and school of thought that originated in Judaism
      • Kaddish: a hymn of praises to God found in the Jewish prayer service 
      • Rosh Hashanah: Jewish New Year
      • Shavuot: festival of Shavuot marks the end of the seven-week counting period between Passover and Shavuot
      • Shekhinah: the dwelling or settling of the divine presence of God
      • shtibl: small house for Jewish prayer
      • Synagogue: building where a Jewish assembly or congregation meets for religious worship and instruction
      • Talmud: central text of Rabbinic Judaism
      • Yom Kippur: Day of Atonement, holy day in Judaism, a day to atone for sins of the past year
      • Zionism: philosophy which supports Jews adhering to religious Judaism and the return of Jews to Israel as a means for Jews to be a majority nation in their own state
      • Zohar: the foundational work in the literature of Jewish mystical thought known as Kabbalah
    • Tasks: (new tasks in green)
    • Links/Activities:
    • Method of Communication:
      • Canvas
      • Email Mr. Reed
      • Save all work for “Night” in your “Night” folder in OneDrive
    • Video/Audio Explanation: n/a

     

    3/24/2020

    • Overview: We will read the memoir “Night” by Elie Wiesel
    • Estimated Time: 25-35 minutes
    • Explanation: You will read the novel independently and together we will work through reading response activities that focus on literary elements, reading and writing skills, historical context, and vocabulary acquisition:
    • Three quick things to know: Chapter 2 Guidance...
      • The transport on the train is the focus on Chapter 2.  This is the first physical pain and disccomfort the Jews of Sighet experienced.  They know the danger is real now.
      • Madame Schachter is the first example of a person in the novel who has mentally "broken" and can not handle the emotional and physical turmoil the Jews where facing.  She will not be the last.  This connects to the theme of perseverance/will to survive. 
      • The beating of Madame Schachter is the first example of powerless prisoners taking out their anger and frustration on those weaker than themselves.  This connects to the theme that cruelty breeds cruelty and violence breeds more violence.
    • Tasks:
    • Links/Activities:
    • Method of Communication:
      • Canvas
      • Email Mr. Reed
      • Save all work for “Night” in your “Night” folder in OneDrive
    • Video/Audio Explanation: n/a

     

    3/23/2020

    • Overview: We will read the memoir “Night” by Elie Wiesel
    • Estimated Time: 25-35 minutes
    • Explanation: You will read the novel independently and together we will work through reading response activities that focus on literary elements, reading and writing skills, historical context, and vocabulary acquisition:
    • Three quick things to know
      • Madam Schacter: her visions during transport is an example of foreshadowing of the trauma that awaited them in concentration camps
      • KL Auschwitz was the largest of the German Nazi concentration camps and extermination centers. Over 1.1 million men, women and children lost their lives here ...
      • Upon arrival at Auschwitz many of the Jews were still hopeful that families would be kept together. This contributes to theme of action vs. inaction.
    • Tasks:
    • Links/Activities:
    • Method of Communication:
      • Canvas
      • Email Mr. Reed
      • Save all work for “Night” in your “Night” folder in OneDrive
    • Video/Audio Explanation: Night Chapter 1 Book Talk - Book Talk - Mr. Reed Night Chapter 1

     

    3/19/2020

    • Overview: We will read the memoir “Night” by Elie Wiesel
    • Estimated Time: 25-35 minutes
    • Explanation: You will read the novel independently and together we will work through reading response activities that focus on literary elements, reading and writing skills, historical context, and vocabulary acquisition:
    • Three quick things to know
      • “Night” Theme #4:  The Importance of Father-Son Bonds and how they change over time
      • “Night” Theme #5: Loss of Innocence / Personal Awareness
      • “Night” Theme #6: Perseverance of the Human Spirit and Survival / Guile
    • Tasks: Complete over two “distance learning class periods” 3/17 and 3/18 Do Bolded activities 1st
    • Links/Activities:
    • Method of Communication:
      • Canvas
      • Email Mr. Reed
      • Save all work for “Night” in your “Night” folder in OneDrive
    • Video/Audio Explanation: Night Chapter 1 Book Talk - Book Talk - Mr. Reed Night Chapter 1

    *Review

     

    3/18/2020

    • Overview: We will read the memoir “Night” by Elie Wiesel
    • Estimated Time: 25-35 minutes
    • Explanation: You will read the novel independently and together we will work through reading response activities that focus on literary elements, reading and writing skills, historical context, and vocabulary acquisition:
    • Three quick things to know
      • “Night” Theme #1:  struggle to maintain faith in a good- benevolent God (how do people keep their faith?)
      • “Night” Theme #2: Silence vs. Voice / Action vs. Inaction (Why didn't people react - run, fight, or help?)
      • “Night” Theme #3: Inhumanity Toward Other Humans / Dehumanization, Group Mentality (how could people carry out these acts?)
    • Tasks: Complete over two “distance learning class periods” 3/17 and 3/18 Do Bolded activities 1st
      • Go to my Canvas page and respond to Distance Learning Discussion Post #1... - "The past 5 days..."
      • Reading Assignment 1 -Read Pages 3 to 22 - Defining Identity
      • Answer the following Reading Questions: (questions same as in reading guide) 
        • How important is religion to the way Eliezer defines his identity?
        • What do the Jews of Sighet know about the outside world in 1941? How do they respond to what they know?
        • How do the Jews of Sighet react to the arrival of the Germans? The creation of the ghettos? Their own deportation?
    • Links/Activities:
    • Method of Communication:
      • Canvas
      • Email Mr. Reed
      • Save all work for “Night” in your “Night” folder in OneDrive
    • Video/Audio Explanation: n/a

    *Review

    3/17/2020

    • Overview: We will practice reading, responding to literature and writing like we have all school year.   We will do this by reading the memoir “Night” by Elie Wiesel. 
    • Estimated Time: 25-35 minutes
    • Explanation: You will read the novel independently and together we will work through reading response activities that focus on literary elements, reading and writing skills, historical context, and vocabulary acquisition:
    • Three quick things to know - Themes from "Night" - Themes of the Night*
      • “Night” Theme #1:  struggle to maintain faith in a good- benevolent God (how do people keep their faith when horrible things happen?)
      • “Night” Theme #2: Silence vs. Voice / Action vs. Inaction (During the early stages of the Holocause, why didn't people react - run, fight, or seek help?)
      • “Night” Theme #3: Inhumanity Toward Other Humans / Dehumanization, Group Mentality (how could people carry out these terrible acts?)
    • Tasks: Complete over two “distance learning class periods” 3/16 and 3/17
      • Reading Assignment 1 -Read Pages: Preface, Forward and pages 3 to 22 - Defining Identity
      • Answer the following Reading Questions: (questions same as in reading guide) 
        • How important was religion to Eliezer?
        • What do the Jews of Sighet know about the outside world in 1941? How do they respond to what they know?
        • How do the Jews of Sighet react to the arrival of the Germans? The creation of the ghettos? Their own deportation?
    • Links/Activities:
    • Method of Communication:
      • Canvas
      • Email Mr. Reed
      • Save all work for “Night” in your “Night” folder in OneDrive
    • Video/Audio Explanation: see podcast

    *Review

    Theme - Theme is defined as a main idea or an underlying meaning of a literary work, which may be stated directly or indirectly.