121417 – Thursday – Day 85

 

Due TODAY: Reading Logs and Frayer Models.  We will be calling home for those students who fail to turn their work in.  We will also use those phone calls to discuss grades and other missing assignments.

We will continue with our conflict project.  We need everyone to be done so that we can share out.  If you finish your work early, go to classroom.  There you will find a new assignment: The Lottery.  We will go over this briefly.   Essentially, you will read the story and mark up the text.

You should not disturb other students, so make sure you remain on task.

There are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness. - Franz Kafka
  • Why do you think Kafka chose these two things?
  • Do you agree that impatience and laziness are the root of all other sins/bad habits?
  • Which is worse, impatience or laziness?
  • Would you rather have a parent who was impatient or lazy?

 

 

This week you will turn in 5 day grammar on Thursday.  The test will also be on Thursday.

If you didn’t take this test, you should do so: Friday’s Test  Week 17 Grammar & Vocabulary Test

 

 

There is a new assignment that we may get to either today or tomorrow.  It is called The Lottery.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

Conflict Project

For the project, you will each receive a single flash card.  You will use this flash card to record an example of a conflict from the story.  You will record the conflict via a graphic.  On the reverse side of the card you will also include a quote that represents the conflict.  Finally, you will explain how the quote represents the conflict you’ve drawn.   Here are your assigned conflicts.

Today, you should be finished with your illustrations and your quotes.  We will spend time looking at each others’ work.  You will then begin selecting your poster-mates and assembling your projects for credit.

Rules for Presentation

This book will be the basis for our next essay.  We must, therefore, continue reading this book.  As we do so, we will complete classroom assignments intended to help us understand the novel.

THE LOTTERY

We will read this story one time all the way through.  You will then read the story a second time by yourself.  As you read the second time, you will also mark up the text. When you are done, we will discuss the text, and compare The Lottery to what we read in The Giver.

This week, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature.

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model.  This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words taken from our reading.
exuberant relinquish reprieve emblem infraction
annotate (v) approximate (v) articulate assert chronology
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and on formal tests. 

 


 

 

This week you will turn in 5 day grammar on Thursday.  The test will also be on Thursday.

Week 17 Grammar & Vocabulary Test Honors

 

 

There is a new assignment that we may get to either today or tomorrow.  It is called The Lottery.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

Today, we will work on conflict.  We will complete a Conflict Project.

For the project, you will each receive a single flash card.  You will use this flash card to record an example of a conflict from the story.  You will record the conflict via a graphic.  On the reverse side of the card you will also include a quote that represents the conflict.  Finally, you will explain how the quote represents the conflict you’ve drawn.

Today, you should be finished with your illustrations and your quotes.  We will spend time looking at each others’ work.  You will then begin selecting your poster-mates and assembling your projects for credit.

 Today, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature. 

THE LOTTERY

We will read this story one time all the way through.  You will then read the story a second time by yourself.  As you read the second time, you will also mark up the text. When you are done, we will discuss the text, and compare The Lottery to what we read in The Giver.

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model. This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words that appear in our current reading material.
falter zeal writhe tempest firmament
annotate (v) approximate (v) articulate assert chronology
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and formal tests.

Week 16 Five Day Grammar Test Honors



 

 

 

 

My Learning Goals

121317 – Wednesday – Day 84

Today is the last day to turn in missing work.  These will be your real grades, not just progress reports.  These grades will follow you all the way to high school.  You need to make sure you get everything in.

Due TOMORROW: Reading Logs and Frayer Models.  We will be calling home for those students who fail to turn their work in.  We will also use those phone calls to discuss grades and other missing assignments.

We will continue with our conflict project.  We need everyone to be done so that we can share out.  If you finish your work early, go to classroom.  There you will find a new assignment: The Lottery.  We will go over this briefly.   Essentially, you will read the story and mark up the text. 

Alternately, you may complete reading logs and/or Frayer Models.  These are due tomorrow.  What you should not do is disturb others.

You should not disturb other students, so make sure you remain on task.

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. - Thomas Jefferson
  • If you work for it, is it still luck?
  • When have you felt lucky?
  • Why do you think people feel jealous when they think others are lucky?
  • Would you rather be lucky or beautiful?

 

 

This week you will turn in 5 day grammar on Thursday.  The test will also be on Thursday.

If you didn’t take this test, you should do so: Friday’s Test  Week 17 Grammar & Vocabulary Test

 

 

There is a new assignment that we may get to either today or tomorrow.  It is called The Lottery.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

Conflict Project

For the project, you will each receive a single flash card.  You will use this flash card to record an example of a conflict from the story.  You will record the conflict via a graphic.  On the reverse side of the card you will also include a quote that represents the conflict.  Finally, you will explain how the quote represents the conflict you’ve drawn.   Here are your assigned conflicts.

Today, you should be finished with your illustrations and your quotes.  We will spend time looking at each others’ work.  You will then begin selecting your poster-mates and assembling your projects for credit.

Rules for Presentation

This book will be the basis for our next essay.  We must, therefore, continue reading this book.  As we do so, we will complete classroom assignments intended to help us understand the novel.

THE LOTTERY

We will read this story one time all the way through.  You will then read the story a second time by yourself.  As you read the second time, you will also mark up the text. When you are done, we will discuss the text, and compare The Lottery to what we read in The Giver.

This week, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature.

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model.  This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words taken from our reading.
exuberant relinquish reprieve emblem infraction
annotate (v) approximate (v) articulate assert chronology
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and on formal tests. 

 


 

 

This week you will turn in 5 day grammar on Thursday.  The test will also be on Thursday.

Week 17 Grammar & Vocabulary Test Honors

 

 

There is a new assignment that we may get to either today or tomorrow.  It is called The Lottery.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

Today, we will work on conflict.  We will complete a Conflict Project.

For the project, you will each receive a single flash card.  You will use this flash card to record an example of a conflict from the story.  You will record the conflict via a graphic.  On the reverse side of the card you will also include a quote that represents the conflict.  Finally, you will explain how the quote represents the conflict you’ve drawn.

Today, you should be finished with your illustrations and your quotes.  We will spend time looking at each others’ work.  You will then begin selecting your poster-mates and assembling your projects for credit.

 Today, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature. 

THE LOTTERY

We will read this story one time all the way through.  You will then read the story a second time by yourself.  As you read the second time, you will also mark up the text. When you are done, we will discuss the text, and compare The Lottery to what we read in The Giver.

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model. This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words that appear in our current reading material.
falter zeal writhe tempest firmament
annotate (v) approximate (v) articulate assert chronology
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and formal tests.

Week 16 Five Day Grammar Test Honors



 

 

 

 

My Learning Goals

121217 – Tuesday – Day 83

Tomorrow is the last day to turn in missing work.  These will be your real grades, not just progress reports.  These grades will follow you all the way to high school.  You need to make sure you get everything in.

Due THURSDAY: Reading Logs and Frayer Models.  We will be calling home for those students who fail to turn their work in.  We will also use those phone calls to discuss grades and other missing assignments.

Periods 1 and 4 will continue with our conflict project.  We need everyone to be done so that we can share out.  If you finish your work early, go to classroom.  There you will find a new assignment: The Lottery.  We will go over this briefly.   Essentially, you will spend the day today reading the story and marking up the text.  You should not disturb other students, so make sure you remain on task. 

Period 5 will finish reading our novel.

A ship in a port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for. - Grace Hopper
  • What is something you have had to “leave port” to do?
  • What is another analogy that would work to convey this idea:
  • A ____________ in a ____________ is safe, but that’s not what ____________s are built for.
  • What is your harbor?

 

 

This week you will turn in 5 day grammar on Thursday.  The test will also be on Thursday.

If you didn’t take this test, you should do so: Friday’s Test  Week 17 Grammar & Vocabulary Test

 

 

There is a new assignment that we may get to either today or tomorrow.  It is called The Lottery.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

Conflict Project

For the project, you will each receive a single flash card.  You will use this flash card to record an example of a conflict from the story.  You will record the conflict via a graphic.  On the reverse side of the card you will also include a quote that represents the conflict.  Finally, you will explain how the quote represents the conflict you’ve drawn.   Here are your assigned conflicts.

Today, you should be finished with your illustrations and your quotes.  We will spend time looking at each others’ work.  You will then begin selecting your poster-mates and assembling your projects for credit.

This book will be the basis for our next essay.  We must, therefore, continue reading this book.  As we do so, we will complete classroom assignments intended to help us understand the novel.

The Lottery

We will read this story one time all the way through.  You will then read the story a second time by yourself.  As you read the second time, you will also mark up the text. When you are done, we will discuss the text, and compare The Lottery to what we read in The Giver.

This week, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature.

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model.  This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words taken from our reading.
exuberant relinquish reprieve emblem infraction
annotate (v) approximate (v) articulate assert chronology
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and on formal tests. 

 


 

 

This week you will turn in 5 day grammar on Thursday.  The test will also be on Thursday.

Week 17 Grammar & Vocabulary Test Honors

 

 

There is a new assignment that we may get to either today or tomorrow.  It is called The Lottery.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

Today, we will work on conflict.  We will complete a Conflict Project.

For the project, you will each receive a single flash card.  You will use this flash card to record an example of a conflict from the story.  You will record the conflict via a graphic.  On the reverse side of the card you will also include a quote that represents the conflict.  Finally, you will explain how the quote represents the conflict you’ve drawn.

Today, you should be finished with your illustrations and your quotes.  We will spend time looking at each others’ work.  You will then begin selecting your poster-mates and assembling your projects for credit.

 Today, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature. 

The Lottery

We will read this story one time all the way through.  You will then read the story a second time by yourself.  As you read the second time, you will also mark up the text. When you are done, we will discuss the text, and compare The Lottery to what we read in The Giver.

 

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model. This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words that appear in our current reading material.
falter zeal writhe tempest firmament
annotate (v) approximate (v) articulate assert chronology
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and formal tests.

Week 16 Five Day Grammar Test Honors



 

 

 

 

My Learning Goals

121117 – Monday – Day 82

Last Day to Turn in Work: December 13th.  These will be your real grades, not just progress reports.  These grades will follow you all the way to high school.  You need to make sure you get everything in.

Due THURSDAY: Reading Logs and Frayer Models.  We will be calling home for those students who fail to turn their work in.  We will also use those phone calls to discuss grades and other missing assignments.

Period 5 will finish reading our novel.

After speaking with the sub, I now know that only period 4 earned a working picnic.  However, every class did much much better yesterday.  I’m really happy about that!

There is in us an unquenchable expectation, which at the gloomiest time persists in inferring that because we are ourselves, there must be a special future in store for us, though our nature and antecedents to the remotest particular have been common to thousands. - Thomas Hardy
  • How could you explain this to someone too young to read it?
  • What is your analysis of this quote? Is it true for you? For most people?
  • Why do people like to feel that they are special?
  • What is wrong with being ordinary?

 

 

This week you will turn in 5 day grammar on Thursday.  The test will also be on Thursday.

Friday’s Test:  Week 17 Grammar & Vocabulary Test

 

 

This week we will be working in Google Classroom.  We will continue to work in our reading journals.  We will add new assignments to the journal.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

Conflict Project

For the project, you will each receive a single flash card.  You will use this flash card to record an example of a conflict from the story.  You will record the conflict via a graphic.  On the reverse side of the card you will also include a quote that represents the conflict.  Finally, you will explain how the quote represents the conflict you’ve drawn.   Here are your assigned conflicts.

This book will be the basis for our next essay.  We must, therefore, continue reading this book.  As we do so, we will complete classroom assignments intended to help us understand the novel.

 

This week, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature.

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model.  This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words taken from our reading.
exuberant relinquish reprieve emblem infraction
annotate (v) approximate (v) articulate assert chronology
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and on formal tests. 

 


 

 

This week you will turn in 5 day grammar on Thursday.  The test will also be on Thursday.

Week 17 Grammar & Vocabulary Test Honors

 

 

This week we will be working in Google Classroom.  We will continue to work in our reading journals.  We will add new assignments to the journal.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

Today, we will work on conflict.  We will complete a Conflict Project.

For the project, you will each receive a single flash card.  You will use this flash card to record an example of a conflict from the story.  You will record the conflict via a graphic.  On the reverse side of the card you will also include a quote that represents the conflict.  Finally, you will explain how the quote represents the conflict you’ve drawn.  

 Today, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature. 

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model. This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words that appear in our current reading material.
falter zeal writhe tempest firmament
annotate (v) approximate (v) articulate assert chronology
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and formal tests.

Week 16 Five Day Grammar Test Honors



 

 

 

 

My Learning Goals

120817 – Friday – Day 81

Last Day to Turn in Work: December 13th.  These will be your real grades, not just progress reports.  These grades will follow you all the way to high school.  You need to make sure you get everything in.

Due Friday: Reading Logs and Frayer Models.  We will be calling home for those students who fail to turn their work in.  We will also use those phone calls to discuss grades and other missing assignments.

 Your work from the last 2 days should have been turned in to the sub.  It will go into the grade book.

We will get back to our reading.  We will finish our books this week (with the possible exception of Period 5).

After speaking with the sub, I now know that only period 4 earned a working picnic.  However, every class did much much better yesterday.  I’m really happy about that!

BOB Cancelled on Monday.

Make sure you turn in Wednesday and Thursday on paper.

The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.
  • On a scale of 1 – 5, 5 being the hardest, how hard is it to be patient?
  • Do you consider yourself a patient person? Give an example of how you are patient or impatient.
  • How could someone become more patient?
  • How important is it to be patient?

 

 

Today there is a test.  Week 17 Grammar & Vocabulary Test

 

 

This week we will be working in Google Classroom.  We will continue to work in our reading journals.  We will add new assignments to the journal.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

Period 1 is done with the Giver.  Period 4 is almost done.  Period 5 is very far behind.

Today, Period 1 will work on the 6 types of Conflict.  You will use the handout in Classroom to identify each type of conflict in our novel.  You will use quotes to support what you find.

This book will be the basis for our next essay.  We must, therefore, continue reading this book.  As we do so, we will complete classroom assignments intended to help us understand the novel.

This week, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature.

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model.  This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words taken from our reading.
(v) Intrigue wheedle sift resolve capacity
Abbreviate (adj) Abstract Acronym Alter Analysis
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and on formal tests. 

 


 

 

Today, we will have a test.  Week 17 Grammar & Vocabulary Test Honors

 

 

This week we will be working in Google Classroom.  We will continue to work in our reading journals.  We will add new assignments to the journal.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

We are currently reading Inherit the Wind.  This book will be the basis for our next essay.  We must, therefore, continue reading this book.  As we do so, we will complete classroom assignments intended to help us understand the play.

Today, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature. 

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model. This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words that appear in our current reading material.
Somber Furor Melange Debris Skimp
Abbreviate (adj) Abstract Acronym Alter Analysis
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and formal tests.

Week 16 Five Day Grammar Test Honors



 

 

 

 

My Learning Goals

120717 – Thursday – Day 80


Last Day to Turn in Work: December 13th.  These will be your real grades, not just progress reports.  These grades will follow you all the way to high school.  You need to make sure you get everything in.

Due Friday: Reading Logs and Frayer Models.  We will be calling home for those students who fail to turn their work in.  We will also use those phone calls to discuss grades and other missing assignments.

I will be working in the VP’s office today.  This means there will be a sub both days.  I’d like you to start thinking about expectations for those days now.  We canceled our last Ukulele drawing because of poor behaviors with subs.  I will order the Ukulele in time for our last day before break as long as we do a great job with the sub.   Make sure you turn your work in to the sub.  It will go into he grade book.  Detentions will be held Monday for students who cannot behave.

This week we will get back to our reading.  We will finish our books this week (with the possible exception of Period 5).

Period 1, please pull out a sheet of paper so that you can complete this.  You will have just 5 minutes.  You will turn these in when you are done.

You must be the change you want to see in the world.- Gandhi, Mahatma
  • If you want world peace, how can you be that change?
  • What changes would you like to see in the world?
  • Which is harder to change, the world or an individual?

 

 

You will complete the 5 day grammar on a separate sheet of paper.  Turn this in at the end of the period.

 

 

If you did not keep up with the class, we will be calling home tomorrow to let your parents know that you were simply goofing around and not working.  We will also discuss any other issues that your parents should be aware of.  You will be awarded a single point for each slide that you’ve completed.

Period 4 and 5 will watch an episode of the twilight zone and answer questions about the story for extra credit. 

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model.  This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words taken from our reading.
(v) Intrigue wheedle sift resolve capacity
Abbreviate (adj) Abstract Acronym Alter Analysis
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and on formal tests. 

 


 

 

We are working on Week 17.  This week (if we still have our Chromebooks) the test will be taken online.

 

 

This week we will be working in Google Classroom.  We will continue to work in our reading journals.  We will add new assignments to the journal.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

We are currently reading Inherit the Wind.  This book will be the basis for our next essay.  We must, therefore, continue reading this book.  As we do so, we will complete classroom assignments intended to help us understand the play.

Today, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature. 

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model. This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words that appear in our current reading material.
Somber Furor Melange Debris Skimp
Abbreviate (adj) Abstract Acronym Alter Analysis
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and formal tests.

Week 16 Five Day Grammar Test Honors



 

 

 

 

My Learning Goals

120617 – Wednesday – Day 79

Welcome to class!  Today, as we discussed, you will have a sub.  You will also have a sub tomorrow.  Remember, if your class if off the hook amazing today, tomorrow you will get a really nice assignment.  Also, if you get 2 days of good reports from the sub, you will be allowed to bring snacks on Friday so that we can have a working picnik.  If you get a bad report, you will not get these rewards.  Student who get their names written down will receive phone calls home (or home visits, if I can’t reach anyone on the phone).  Students sent to the office will receive detentions and phone calls home (or more).  

Video

Today, you will complete our 5 day grammar.  You will then read Amigo Brothers on page 310 of our text book. You will answer questions 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and the Bonus Question.

Slideshow

5 Day Grammar and seating charts

Advisory

 

 

 

 

120517 – Tuesday – Day 78

 

Last Day to Turn in Work: December 13th.  These will be your real grades, not just progress reports.  These grades will follow you all the way to high school.  You need to make sure you get everything in.

Due Friday: Reading Logs and Frayer Models.  We will be calling home for those students who fail to turn their work in.  We will also use those phone calls to discuss grades and other missing assignments.

I will be working in the VP’s office Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  This means there will be a sub both days.  I’d like you to start thinking about expectations for those days now.  We canceled our last Ukulele drawing because of poor behaviors with subs.  I will order the Ukulele in time for our last day before break as long as we do a great job with the sub.   Make sure you turn your work in to the sub.  It will go into he grade book.

We will get back to our reading.  We will finish our books this week (with the possible exception of Period 5).

  • All things are difficult before they are easy. - Thomas Fuller
  • What is really hard for you right now that you think may be easier later?
  • What was the thing that you thought was most difficult five years ago? Is that still difficult for you?
  • What are three things that make something difficult?

 

 

We are working on Week 17.  This week (if we still have our Chromebooks) the test will be taken online.

 

 

This week we will be working in Google Classroom.  We will continue to work in our reading journals.  We will add new assignments to the journal.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

We are currently reading The Giver.  This book will be the basis for our next essay.  We must, therefore, continue reading this book.  As we do so, we will complete classroom assignments intended to help us understand the novel.

This week, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature.

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model.  This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words taken from our reading.
(v) Intrigue wheedle sift resolve capacity
Abbreviate (adj) Abstract Acronym Alter Analysis
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and on formal tests. 

 


 

 

We are working on Week 17.  This week (if we still have our Chromebooks) the test will be taken online.

 

 

This week we will be working in Google Classroom.  We will continue to work in our reading journals.  We will add new assignments to the journal.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

We are currently reading Inherit the Wind.  This book will be the basis for our next essay.  We must, therefore, continue reading this book.  As we do so, we will complete classroom assignments intended to help us understand the play.

Today, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature. 

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model. This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words that appear in our current reading material.
Somber Furor Melange Debris Skimp
Abbreviate (adj) Abstract Acronym Alter Analysis
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and formal tests.

Week 16 Five Day Grammar Test Honors



 

 

 

 

My Learning Goals

120417 – Monday – Day 77

Last Day to Turn in Work: December 13th.  These will be your real grades, not just progress reports.  These grades will follow you all the way to high school.  You need to make sure you get everything in.

Due Friday: Reading Logs and Frayer Models.  We will be calling home for those students who fail to turn their work in.  We will also use those phone calls to discuss grades and other missing assignments.

I will be working in the VP’s office Wednesday and Thursday of this week.  This means there will be a sub both days.  I’d like you to start thinking about expectations for those days now.  We canceled our last Ukulele drawing because of poor behaviors with subs.  I will order the Ukulele in time for our last day before break as long as we do a great job with the sub. 

Today, we will spend more time working together to make our Frayer Models.  What we don’t finish together, you should complete on your own this week.  These are due Friday.

If there is time, we will get back to our reading.  We will finish our books this week (with the possible exception of Period 5).

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly. - R. Buckminster Fuller
  • Is there a time at which people stop being caterpillars?
  • Is there a point at which people can no longer become something different from who they are?
  • Who can you think of who turned out to be totally different from whom you thought he/she would be?
  • Can this be a bad thing, or is it always good?
  • Think of three things (besides people & caterpillars) for which this statement is
    true.

 

 

We are working on Week 17.  This week (if we still have our Chromebooks) the test will be taken online.

 

 

This week we will be working in Google Classroom.  We will continue to work in our reading journals.  We will add new assignments to the journal.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

We are currently reading The Giver.  This book will be the basis for our next essay.  We must, therefore, continue reading this book.  As we do so, we will complete classroom assignments intended to help us understand the novel.

This week, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature.

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model.  This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words taken from our reading.
(v) Intrigue wheedle sift resolve capacity
Abbreviate (adj) Abstract Acronym Alter Analysis
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and on formal tests. 

 


 

 

We are working on Week 17.  This week (if we still have our Chromebooks) the test will be taken online.

 

 

This week we will be working in Google Classroom.  We will continue to work in our reading journals.  We will add new assignments to the journal.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  This week, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

We are currently reading Inherit the Wind.  This book will be the basis for our next essay.  We must, therefore, continue reading this book.  As we do so, we will complete classroom assignments intended to help us understand the play.

Today, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature. 

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model. This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words that appear in our current reading material.
Somber Furor Melange Debris Skimp
Abbreviate (adj) Abstract Acronym Alter Analysis
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and formal tests.

Week 16 Five Day Grammar Test Honors



 

 

 

 

My Learning Goals

120117 – Friday – Day 76

Wow!  It’s finally Friday.


Last Day to Turn in Work: December 13th.  These will be your real grades, not just progress reports.  These grades will follow you all the way to high school.  You need to make sure you get everything in.

Due today: Reading Logs and Frayer Models.  We will be calling home for those students who fail to turn their work in.  We will also use those phone calls to discuss grades and other missing assignments.

Today, we will be taking our Week 16 Five Day Grammar & Vocabulary Test.  If you’ve taken it seriously and have done your Frayer Models, you should have an easy time with this 25 point test.

Please do not write on the test.  You will have just 15 minutes to complete it.  That should be plenty of time.  If you finish early, do other work.  If you do not finish, you may continue to work on the test quietly as the rest of us read our books today. 

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on. - Robert Frost
  • How would you explain this quote to someone else?
  • Why would this be the most important thing to know about life?
  • Can you sum up what you know about life in fewer than seven words?

 

 

Today, you will take your test: Week 16 Five Day Grammar & Vocabulary Test.

 

 

This week we will not be using Google Classroom due to our computers having to be used for math testing.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting.  Today, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

We are currently reading The Giver.  This book will be the basis for our next essay.  We must, therefore, continue reading this book.  As we do so, we will complete classroom assignments intended to help us understand the novel.

Today, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature.

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model.  This will be turned in today with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words taken from our reading.
Sleek Awe Scramble Tunic Palpable
Recite Abdicate Abrasive Abrupt Acknowledge
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and on formal tests. 

 


 

 

Today, you will take your test: Week 16 Five Day Grammar & Vocabulary Test.

 

 

This week we will not be using Google Classroom due to our computers having to be used for math testing.

 

 

We will continue practicing using quotations to support our ideas.  The quotes must be cited correctly using MLA formatting. Today, we will do this while taking Cornell Notes.

 

 

We are currently reading Inherit the Wind.  This book will be the basis for our next essay.  We must, therefore, continue reading this book.  As we do so, we will complete classroom assignments intended to help us understand the play.

Today, we will take notes on Literary Terms.  We will then apply those terms to our current work of literature. 

 

 

You should research the following words.  For each word, you will complete a Frayer Model. This will be turned in for credit on Friday with your Reading Logs.  Here’s a video that will help you to understand how to do these.

Novel Words – Words that appear in our current reading material.
Tentative V. Loom Saunter undaunted Sneer
Recite Abdicate Abrasive Abrupt Acknowledge
Academic Words – Words that often show up in academic work and formal tests.

Week 16 Five Day Grammar Test Honors



 

 

 

 

My Learning Goals