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A Glance At Tomorrow

Tuesday, May 24th - Complete viewing of "The Mighty"; Compare/contrast; Introduce Media/media literacy; Discuss summer reading assignment and reading list for possible books

Monday, May 23rd - Begin work on missing work; View the video, "The Mighty" to compare book to movie production

Friday, May 20th - Reading Summative Unit 4 (Complete)

Thursday, May 19th - Communication Folder Celebration (Writing); Reading Summative Unit 4

Wednesday, May 18th - Field Trip

Tuesday, May 17th - NO SCHOOL (PRIMARY ELECTION)

Monday, May 16th - Language Summative Test, Unit 4; Complete Reading section of Study Guide; Read Chapters 11-14 of Freak The Mighty

Friday, May 13th - KRPEP Testing; Study Guide for Language; Games

Thursday, May 12th - KPREP Testing; Study Guide for Language and Reading

Wednesday, May 11th - KPREP Testing; Study Guide for Language and Reading

Tuesday, May 10th - KPREP Testing; Study Guide for Language and Reading

Monday, May 9th - View the movie, The Outsiders; Complete compare/contrast of movie to book

Friday, May 6th - Language Study Guide; Listened and followed along to Chapters 6-11 of Freak the Mighty; Worked on missing work; Discussed/checked Drama Packet

Thursday, May 5th - Language Formative Assessment; Reading Formative Assessment; Test Taking Strategies PPT/discussion; Drama Packet

Wednesday, May 4th - Continued work on Drama Packet; Language activity (misplaced modifiers; dangling modifiers); Turned in biographical essay final draft; Lyric Poetry study;  Listen and follow along with Chapters 1-4 of Freak The Mighty

Tuesday, May 3rd - Begin work on Drama Packet; Language activity; Lyric Poem activity; Continue drafting final draft of biographical essay

Monday, May 2nd - Language activity (misplaced/dangling modifiers); RL 7.4 and RL 7.5 reading activities; Unit Test over The Outsiders; Draft final draft of biographical essay; Peer Conference biographical essay

Firday, April 29th - Reading and Language Formative Assessments; Listen and Read along with Chapter 12 of The Outsiders; Complete Question set for Chapter 12; Peer conference biographical esssay

Thursday, April 28th - Language Activities (Misplaced/dangling modifiers) (Concise/Precise language); RL 7.5 Reading activity; Listen and read along with Chapter 11 of The Outsiders; Complete Question set for Chapter 11; Begin Peer conferencing biographical essay

Wednesday, April 27th - Language Activities (Misplaced/dangling modifiers) (Concise/Precise language); RL 7.5 Reading activity; Listen and read along with Chapter 10 of The Outsiders; Complete Question set for Chapter 10; Rough Draft of Biographical essay due

Tuesday, April 26th -  Language Activities (Misplaced/dangling modifiers) (Concise/Precise language); RL 7.5 Reading activity; Listen and read along with Chapter 9 of The Outsiders; Complete Question set for Chapter 9; Continue to draft Biographical essay

Monday, April 25th - Language Activities (Misplaced/dangling modifiers) (Concise/Precise language); RL 7.5 Reading activity; Listen and read along with Chapter 8 of The Outsiders; Complete Question set for Chapter 8; Continue to draft Biographical essay

Friday, April 22nd - Listen and follow Chapters 8 abd 9 of The Outsiders; Complete question set for reading chapters; Continue drafting biographical essay; Language/reading activity

Thursday, April 21st - Listen and Follow Chapters 6 and 7 of The Outsiders; Complete question set for reading; Continue drafting biographical essay; Visit Book Fair

Wednesday, April 20th - MAP Testing

Tuesday, April 19th - MAP Testing

Monday, April 18th - MAP Testing

Friday, April 15th - Language activity (combining sentences); Read and listen to Chapters 5 and 6 of The Outsiders; Complete questions for chapters 5 and 6 of The Outsiders

Thursday, April 14th - Poetry pre-assessment; Language activity (combining sentences); Reading activity (RI 7.4 and RI 7.5); Draft introductory paragraph of biographical presentation

Wednesday, April 13th - Read and listen to Chapters 4, 5, and 6 of The Outsiders; Complete questions for each chapter with discussion

Tuesday, April 12th - Reading Pre-assessment (Poetry); L 7.3a language activity; RL 7.4 and 7.5 reading activity; Begin research of person of influence for Biographical Presentation

Monday, April 4th - Friday, April 8th - SPRING BREAK!!!!!!

Friday, April 1st - Complete and share performance activity for The Outsiders; Language Activity; Reading activities (if time permits)

Thursday, March 31st - Performance Actvity for The Outsiders; Language Activity; Finish Reading Summative Assessment (if needed); Reading activities

Wednesday, March 30th - Reading Summative Assessment

Tuesday, March 29th - Read Chapters 2 and 3 of The Outsiders: Complete Comprehension Questions

Monday, March 28th - Language Activity; RI 7.7 Reading Activity; RI 7.9 Reading Activity; Read Chapter 2 of The Outsiders; Complete Vocabulary/Question Set; Comic Strip Chapter 1

Friday, March 25th - Unit 3, Part 2 Study Guide

Thursday, March 24th - Language Activity (Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling); RI 7.7 Activity; RI 7.9 Activity; Read Chapter 1 of The Outsiders

Wednesday, March 23rd - Language Activity (Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling); RI 7.7 Activity; RI 7.9 Activity;

Tuesday, March 22nd - DO NOW (Editing/Revision); Jeopardy Game (capitalization, punctuation, spelling); QFT Activity for Reading: Group Work

Monday, March 21st - Language Activity (Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling); RI 7.7 Activity; RI 7.9 Activity; Introduce Biographical Presentation (next writing)

Friday, March 18th - RI 7.9 activity; RI 7.7 activity; Language activity (revision; capitalization; punctuation); Spelling activity

Thursday, March 17th - TANGERINE Unit Assessment

Wednesday, March 16th - RI 7.7 activity; RI 7.9 activity; Language activity; Turn in final draft of Literary Analysis

Tuesday, March 15th - Reading Pre-assessment for Unit 3, Part 2; Final draft of Literary Analysis

Monday, March 14th - Review Language Summative Test; Review Reading Summative Test; Complete missing assignments; Peer conference literary analysis; Draft final draft of literary analysis

Friday, March 11th - NO SCHOOL (Girls State Tournament)

Thursday, March 10th - Reading Summative Assessment; Discuss Section V Question Set (TANGERINE); Complete draft of literary analysis

Wednesday, March 9th - Language Summative Assessment; Point of View Activity; Inference Activity; Complete draft (3.8 paragraph) for literary analysis

Tuesday, March 8th - Connotation/Denotation Activity; Inference Activity; Point of View Activity; Begin drafting 3.8 parargraph for literary analysis

Monday, March 7th - Analogies Worksheet; Inference/Point of View Activity; Draft literary analysis; Discuss Section V Question Set fTANGERINE; Figurative Language Activity

Friday, March 4th - Denotation/Connotation Activity; Analogies Activity; Continue to organize information on organizer for literary analysis; Inferencing Activity; Point of View Activity; Read pgs. 289-303 in TANGERINE and complete Section V Question Set

Thursday, March 3rd - Scheduling 2016-2017 classes with counselor from 8:16 to 9:01; Library 9:04 -9:24; Denotation/Connotation activity; Analogies activity; Organize information on organizer for literary analysis

Wednesday, March 2nd - Inference Activity; Point of View activity; Figurative Language activity (analogies; denotation/connotation):  Complete Language Study Guide; Compare/contrast Paul with Character from literary article; Review 3.8 paragraph; Read pgs. 251-266 in TANGERINE

Tuesday, March 1st - Inference Activity; Point of View activity; Figurative Language activity (analogies; denotation/connotation); Compare/contrast Paul with Character from literary article; Introduce 3.8 paragraph: Read pgs. 237-251 in TANGERINE

Monday, February 29th - Inference activity; Point of View activity; Figurative Language activity; Literary Analysis (articles, discussion, 3.8 paragraph model); Read in TANGERINE (pgs. TBA)

Friday, February 26th - Language Formative Assessment; Reading Formative Assessment; Read pgs. 203-237 in TANGERINE

Thursday, February 25th - Inference activitiy; Point of View activity; Figurative language activity; Read pgs. 203-237 in TANGERINE

Wednesday, February 24th - Inference activity; Point of View activity; Figurative language activity; Read pgs. 186-199 in TANGERINE; Introduce 3.8 paragraph for writing

Tuesday, February 23rd - Inference activity; Point of View activity; Figurative Language Activity; Read pgs. 176-186 in TANGERINE; Continue work on Literary Analysis writing

Monday, February 22nd - Inference activity; Point of View activity; Figurative Language Activity; Read pgs. 160-176 in TANGERINE; Introduce new writing unit - Literary Analysis

Friday, February 19th - Inference activity; Point of View activity; Figurative Language Activity; Discuss vocabulary and questions on Section III Question Set of TANGERINE

Thursday, February 18th - Inference activity; point of view activity; figurative language activity; Read pgs. 160-176 in TANGERINE; Continue work on Section III Question S

Wednesday, February 17th - Point of View activity; Figurative Language activity; Read pgs. 140-160 in TANGERINE; Begin work on Section III Question Set for TANGERINE

Tuesday, February 16th - Point of View activity; figurative language activity - onomatopoeia;  Read pgs. 140-160 in TANGERINE; Begin work on Section III question set for TANGERINE

Monday, February 15th - NO SCHOOL

Friday, February 12th - Argumentative Essay due; Inference activity; Point of View acitivity; Figurative Language activity - similes/metaphors; Read pgs. 106-126 in TANGERINE

Thursday, February 11thReview of inferences; Review of Point of View; Introduction to figurative language; Class disucssion of Section II of TANGERINE using question/vocab worksheet; Read pgs. 106-126 in TANGERINE

Wednesday, February 10th - SNOW DAY

Tuesday, February 9th - Review of inferences; Review of Point of View; Introduction to figurative language; Class disucssion of Section II of TANGERINE using question/vocab worksheet; Read pgs. 106-116 in TANGERINE

Monday, February 8th - Unit 3, Part 1 Reading and Language Pre-assessment; Read pgs. 99-105 in TANGERINE; Complete Section II Question Set (TANGERINE); Self-check Argumentative essay/Peer Conference argumentative essay

Friday, February 5th - Rough draft of argumetative essay due; Read "popcorn style" in TANGERINE through page 94; Begin work on Question Set II for TANGERINE

Thursday, February 4th - Complete Reading Summative Assessment; Conference rough draft of argumentative essay; Read "popcorn style" in TANGERINE beginning on pg. 77

Wednesday, February 3rd - Reading Summative Assessment; Complete rough draft of argumentative essay; Read pgs. 61-77 in TANGERINE

Tuesday, February 2nd - Word/Phrase Meaning M/C; constructed response activity; Begin drafting argumentative essay; Read Pgs. 46-61 in TANGERINE

Monday, February 1st - Central Idea M/C and Constructed response activity; Objective Summary activity; Organize introduction and conclusion of argumentative essay; Read pgs. 33-46 in TANGERINE

Friday, January 29th - Complete reading in TANGERINE, pgs. 22-33 and Questions Set I; Continue organizing paragrapghs of argumentative essay; Review reading summative study guide

Thursday, January 28th - Complete Reading Summative Study Guide; Complete reading in TANGERINE, PGS. 22-33; Continue organizing paragraphs of Argumentative Essay; Question Set I (TANGERINE)

Wednesday, January 27th - Reading Summative Study Guide; Read TANGERINE, PGS. 22-33; Argumentative Essay exemplar, topic, articles; organizer (begin organizing information)

Tuesday, January 26th - Language Summative Assessment; Identify claim/support with evidence; choose topic for argumentative piece (locate articles); Read (TANGERINE, PGS. 22-33)

Friday, January 22nd - SNOW DAY

Thursday, January 21st - Denotative/Connotative word meaning activity; Central Idea/Objective Summary Activity; Argumentative Essay activity; continue reading Tangerine

Wednesday, January 20th - SNOW DAY

Monday, January 18th - NO SCHOOL (MLK HOLIDAY

Wednesday, January 20th - Denotative/Connotative word meaning activity; Central Idea/Objective Summary Activity; Argumentative Essay activity; continue reading Tangerine

Monday, January 18th - NO SCHOOL (MLK HOLIDAY

Friday, January 15th - Reading Formative Assessment (RI 7.8); Language Formative Assessment (L 7.2; 1); Read library books; spelling activity; punctuation activity; PBIS Award Assembly

Thursday, January 14th - Spelling activity; punctuation activity; Reading RI 7.2 (Central Idea - objective summary); Begin reading "Tangerine"; Springboard Activity 2.13-2.14

Wednesday, January 13th -Spelling activity; Punctuation activity; Reading RI 7.2 (Central Idea - identify; provide evidence to support); Introduce "Tangerine" with Anticipation Guide; Springboard Activity 2.12-2.13

Tuesday, January 12th - SNOW DAY

Monday, January 11th - Central Idea activity; spelling activity; punctuation activity (commas); word meaning activity; Springboard activity 2.13 (arguments/claims; Anticipation Guide (Tangerine) (SNOW DAY)

Friday, January 8th - Write an objective summary; spelling word activity (KAHOOTS); word meaning activity; punctuation activity (commas); Complete unfinished activities from the week

Thursday, January 7th - Central Idea reading/activity; spelling word activity; word meaning activity; punctuation activity (commas); Springboard Activity 2.12

Wednesday, January 6th - Central Idea activity; introduce argumentative writing through questioning; revisit spellling words from Tuesday; context clue activity

Tuesday, January 5th - Review Language Pre-assessment (Unit 2, Part 2); Review Reading Pre-assessment (Unit 2, Part 2); Unpack Embedded Unit 2, Part 2 Writing Assessment (Argumentative Essay)

Friday, December 18th - View "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"

Thursday, December 17th - Reading Summative Assessment; Final Draft of Expository Essay due 

Wednesday, December 16th - Reading Summative Assessment; Edit/Revise Expository Essay

Tuesday, December 15th - Review completed study guide for Reading Summative Assessment (16th/17th); Inferecing; Text Structure; Edit/Revise Expository Essay

Monday, December 14th - Review completed study guide for Reading Summative Assessment (16th/17th); Inferecing; Text Structure; Edit/Revise Expository Essay

Friday, December 11th - MAP Testing

Thursday, December 10th - MAP Testing

Wednesday, December 9th - MAP Testing

Tuesday, December 8th - Reading Formative Assessment; Inference Activity; Text Structure Activity; Peer Conferencing Expository Essay

Monday, December 7th - Text Structure Activity; Inference Activity; Reading for Information; Continue Drafting expository essay; Language Review (content learned to this point)

Friday, December 4th - Reading Formative Assessment; Text Structure activity; Reading for Information; Continue drafting expository essay

Thursday, December 3rd - Language Summative Test; Text Structure Work; Reading for Information; Continue drafting expository essay

Wednesday, December 2nd - Review of clauses/sentences/phrases for Summative Test; Text Structure Work; Reading for Information; Begin drafting Expository Essay

Tuesday, December 1st - Inferencing; Text Structure; Content Area Reading (7.1); Reflection on Myth; Graphic Organizer (Expository Essay)

Wednesday, November 25th - Friday, November 27th - NO SCHOOL: THANKSGIVING BREAK

Tuesday, November 24 - Phrases activities; Reading Informational Texts; Expository essay work;

Monday, November 23 - Phrase Activity (Today's Meet; Quiz, Quiz, Trade); Short answer practice for RI 7.3 (reading); Review exemplars for Expository Essay; Go over graphic organizer for Expository Essay

Friday, November 20 - Inferencing; Phrases; Clauses; Sentences; Formative Reading Assessment; Formative Language Assessment

Thursday, November 19 - Inferencing; Phrases; Expository Essay (thesis statement); Sentences; Formative Assessment (language, reading)

Wednesday, November 18 -Inferencing; Clauses/Phrases; Constructed Response practice; Expository Essay graphic organizer

Tuesday, November 17 - Inferencing; Text Structure, Phrases/Clauses; Expository essay planning

Monday, November 16 - Inferencing; Text Structure; Short Answer Practice; Phrases; Continue work toward expository essay

Friday, November 13 - Inferencing activity; Formative Assessments in both language and reading; continued work toward expository essay

Thursday, November 12 - Joining clauses (subordinate and coordinate); Inferencing; Language 7.1 Formative Assessment; Continue work toward expository essay

Wednesday, November 11 - Writing short answer responses; Writing compound/complex sentences; inferencing; continue work toward writing expository essay

Tuesday, November 10 - Veterans" Day Program; Work with conjunctions; Inferencing; More work with informational texts

Monday, November 9 - Begin work with types of clauses; continue work with making inferences; continue work toward writing an expository essay

Friday, November 6 - Viewed the movie, "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"; completed a Venn Diagram comparing/contrasting movie to book; wrote a compare/contrast summary

Thursday, November 5 - Begin study of sentences, clauses, phrases; Begin work with explicit and implicit information in reading

Wednesday, Novebmer 4 - Pre-assessments for Language and Reading, Unit 2, Part 1

Tuesday, November 3 - NO SCHOOL

Monday, November 2 - NO SCHOOL

Friday, October 30th - Complete reading packet for "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"; share illlustrated myths with class

Thursday, October 29th - Completed Reading Summative Assessment; Turned in final draft of illustrated myth

Wednesday, October 28th - Continued editing/revision process of illustrated myth; practiced reading skills to be addressed on summative assessment on Thursday

Tuesday, October 27th - Complete Summative Language Assessment (L 7.4); Revise/edit illustrated myth; Identify story elements of a myth in preparation of Summative Assessment on Thursday

Monday, October 26th - Review Greek/Latin roots/affixes; Reading activity to prepare for Reading Summative Assessment on Thursday, October 29th; Peer conference illustrated myths

Friday, October 23rd - Completed formative reading assessment; Continued work on chapters 13, 14, and 15 "The Watsons Go To Birmingham" (read, answer comprehension questions, comic strip/summary)

Thursday, October 22nd - Review Reading Study Guide for Unit 1, Part 2; Continue reading "The Watsons Go To Birmingham", complete comprehension questions and comic strip/summary

Wednesday, October 21st - Continue practice of main idea, context clues, types of conflict, characterization,  theme, and fact or opinion; Completed Reading Study Guide for summative test occurring the week of October 26th; Identify story elements in a text; Continue drafting the illustrated myth

Tuesday, October 20th - Read chapters 13-15 of "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"; complete comprehension questions for each chapter; Summarize chapter of choice (1-15) and create comic strip to illustrate

Friday, October 16th - Complete fromative assessment for reading and language to check for content understanding; Read Chapter 13-14 of "The Watsons Go To Birmingham" and summarize; Continue drafting illustrated myth using graphic organizer

Thursday, October 15th - Review Greek/Latin roots and affixes; Discuss story element findings from analyzing a Greek myth from Wednesday activity; Begin reading Chapters 12 and 13 of "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"

Wednesday, October 14th - Continue work with identifying story elements in a passage; use graphic organizer to continue work with the illustrated myth; review theme, central idea, fact and opinion, and types of conflict

 

Monday, October 5th - Friday, October 9th   FALL BREAK!

Friday, October 2nd - Formative Assessment over Greek/Latin Roots and Affixes and types of Conflict; Read Chapter 11 in "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"

Thursday, October 1st - Complete AdvancEd Student Survey in Computer Lab; Continue practice with main idea, context clues, and types of conflict; Begin practice with characterization

Wednesday, September 30th - Retakes of Unit 1, Part 1 begin; Continue work with summarization, characterization, context clues, main idea; Read Chapter 9 of "The Watsons Go To Birmingham; Write a summary of the chapter

Tuesady, September 22nd - Reading Pre-assessment 7.3 and Language Pre-assessment 7.4; Turn in Personal Narrative final copy

Wednesday, September 23rd - Begin work with theme and central idea; Greek/Latin affix and root words

Thursday, September 24th - Continue work with "theme"; Greek/Latin affix and root word activity

Friday, September 25th - Assess understanding of 'Theme" with Partner Talk Activity; Summarize Chpts 1-6 and Read Chapter 7 of "The Watsons Go To Birmingham

Friday, September 18th - Complete Peer Conferencing the Personal Narrative; Begin revisions on the Personal Narrative; Review Student Reflection to be completed upon completion of Final Draft of Personal Narrative

Monday, September 21st - Reading Pre-assessment for Unit 1, Part 2; Continued to draft final copy of Personal Narrative; Completed writing reflection; Read Chapter 7 of "The Watsons Go To Birmingham"