103116 – Monday – Day 58

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Today I will be in the office working as a Vice Principal.  That means we will have a guest teacher in class.  I want you to be on your best behavior.  You know what to do, so just do that.  The classes that do well will be able to use our Chromebooks this week.  Those that do not, will be working by hand.

Today we will complete our daily starters.  Please help our guest teacher navigate through this.

After that, we will copy down our new vocabulary words.

Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will complete their vocabulary test

Period 3 will also complete our vocabulary test

When we are done with this, begin working on your new frayer-model so that you can turn them in on Friday.  If you forget how to do these, here is a video.

 

102816 – Friday – Day 57


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Today we will finally get back to our writing.

Period 3 will take their vocabulary / Daily starter test.

We will all go back to our writing strategies.

Our first draft will focus on organization.  As you’ve already seen, you have the chance of earning up to 30 points on this first draft.  I want you to be prepared for working hard because today will be all work.  To help you, I’ve given you the following handouts.  You will use these to complete your work today.

We have 3 new handouts.  1) 4-paragraph-essay-outline 2) How to write an effective essay outline 3) Essay Outline for Grading

We’ve been working on our two poems, “Ozymandias” and “My Papa’s Waltz,” and we will continue working on the 1st chapter of the novel House on Mango Street.  You should understand these three texts well by now.  If you do, then you will have a lot to say in your essays.

Mango Intro

You may choose any of the above texts to write about.  Here are your prompts:

  1. “Ozymandias” – What is the warning that the poem is trying to give us?
  2. “My Papa’s Waltz” – Explain what you believe is happening in the poem.
  3. House on Mango Street – According to the story, what is the value of hope?

If you have any questions about how to cite a novel or a poem, make sure you use your Chromebook as a tool to look up that information.

AVID Students, do you have all your missing work on your SWAG Plan?

Our Essential Question today is this:  How does organization help my writing?

Here are some links you will need in our class.  Next week I will move them to our sidebar:

Our Literary Terms Dictionary is due October 28th

hours-ar-reading-logs. These are due Monday.

new vocabulary. Frayer Models are due Friday.

Hero projects were due last Friday.

As requested, I’ve also fixed our Frayer Models so that you can get 4 per page. frayer-model-4×4.

Unit 2 – What Makes a Hero Standards

RL.7.1   Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL.7.9 Compare and contrast historical depictions with fictional depictions

W.7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

L.7.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

L.7.4  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words

Daily Work

Daily Starter / Vocabulary Test Period 3

Daily Starter / Vocabulary Test Periods 1, 2, 4 and 5

102716 – Thursday – Day 56

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Thursday!  You know what that means…tomorrow your projects are due!

Today, periods 2 and 5 will return to our final day of Say, Mean, Matter, and then we will go back to our writing strategies.

The rest of us will be reading our novels.

Tomorrow, though, we will be reviewing writing to make sure that we understand the importance of organization.  I want you to be prepared for taking notes tomorrow.  Rest your hands tonight, because tomorrow they will be busy with work.

We have 3 new handouts.  1) 4-paragraph-essay-outline 2) How to write an effective essay outline 3) Essay Outline for Grading

We’ve been working on our two poems, “Ozymandias” and “My Papa’s Waltz,” and we will continue working on the 1st chapter of the novel House on Mango Street.  You should understand these three texts well by now.  If you do, then you will have a lot to say in your essays.

AVID Students, do you have all your missing work on your SWAG Plan?

Our Essential Question today is this:  How does organization help my writing?

Here are some links you will need in our class.  Next week I will move them to our sidebar:

Our Literary Terms Dictionary is due October 28th

hours-ar-reading-logs. These are due Monday.

new vocabulary. Frayer Models are due Friday.

Hero projects were due last Friday.

As requested, I’ve also fixed our Frayer Models so that you can get 4 per page. frayer-model-4×4.

Unit 2 – What Makes a Hero Standards

RL.7.1   Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL.7.9 Compare and contrast historical depictions with fictional depictions

W.7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

L.7.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

L.7.4  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words

Daily Work

102616 – Wednesday – Day 55

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Today, we will return to our final day of Say, Mean, Matter, and then we will go back to our writing strategies.

We have 2 new handouts.  1) 4-paragraph-essay-outline 2) How to write an effective essay outline 3) Essay Outline for Grading

We’ve been working on our two poems, “Ozymandias” and “My Papa’s Waltz,” and we will continue working on the 1st chapter of the novel House on Mango Street, but today we are going continue to change things up just a bit.  Today you will work in groups to find the deeper meanings.

AVID Students, do you have all your missing work on your SWAG Plan?

Our Essential Question today is this:  How does organization help my writing?

Here are some links you will need in our class.  Next week I will move them to our sidebar:

Our Literary Terms Dictionary is due October 28th

hours-ar-reading-logs. These are due Monday.

new vocabulary. Frayer Models are due Friday.

Hero projects were due last Friday.

As requested, I’ve also fixed our Frayer Models so that you can get 4 per page. frayer-model-4×4.

Unit 2 – What Makes a Hero Standards

RL.7.1   Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL.7.9 Compare and contrast historical depictions with fictional depictions

W.7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

L.7.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

L.7.4  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words

Daily Work

102516 – Tuesday – Day 54

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I am glad I am back.  I rested all day yesterday just so we could get to work today.

Today, we will take our week 12 vocab & daily starter tests.  We will then read our novels.  It’s going to be nice getting back to our novels.

If you didn’t do this yesterday, we will do it today: copy down new vocabulary

Tomorrow, we will return to our final day of Say, Mean, Matter, and then we will go back to our writing strategies.

We’ve been working on our two poems, “Ozymandias” and “My Papa’s Waltz,” and we will continue working on the 1st chapter of the novel House on Mango Street, but today we are going continue to change things up just a bit.  Today you will work in groups to find the deeper meanings.

AVID Students, do you have all your missing work on your SWAG Plan?

Our EQ today is this:  In what ways can making inferences from things I read help me?

Here are some links you will need in our class.  Next week I will move them to our sidebar:

Our Literary Terms Dictionary is due October 28th

hours-ar-reading-logs. These are due Monday.

new vocabulary. Frayer Models are due Friday.

Hero projects were due last Friday.

As requested, I’ve also fixed our Frayer Models so that you can get 4 per page. frayer-model-4×4.

Unit 2 – What Makes a Hero Standards

RL.7.1   Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL.7.9 Compare and contrast historical depictions with fictional depictions

W.7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

L.7.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

L.7.4  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words

Daily 

102416 – Monday – Day 53

Photos for Class-37Sorry everyone.  I woke up this morning feeling really sick.  You will have a sub, and you know how you are supposed to behave when you have a sub. Of course, I know you will do really well.  If you are going to use the bathroom, make sure you have a pass.

Today, you will do your daily starters and copy down your new vocabulary.

You will then read the short story “Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady,” located on page 450 of our text book.  Our textbooks are located on the shelves behind our projector screen.

If you have time, you should begin working on your Frayer Models for this week.

Make sure you turn in your reading logs, and get your readings tests done.

Daily Work

 

102116 – Friday – Day 52

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Wow!  It’s Friday.  This has been a busy week, and we’ve done a lot.  Today, we will continue working on our House on Mango Street

Period 3 Test

Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5, you will be testing on Monday.  Make sure you are ready.

Today we are going to finish our Say, Mean, Matter reading so that I can get you ready for our next essay.  It is essential that you understand how to read deeply so that you will know how to find evidence to support your thesis statements.

We’ve been working on our two poems, “Ozymandias” and “My Papa’s Waltz,” and we will continue working on the 1st chapter of the novel House on Mango Street, but today we are going continue to change things up just a bit.  Today you will work in groups to find the deeper meanings.

AVID Students, do you have all your missing work on your SWAG Plan?

Our EQ today is this:  In what ways can making inferences from things I read help me?

Here are some links you will need in our class.  Next week I will move them to our sidebar:

Our Literary Terms Dictionary is due October 28th

hours-ar-reading-logs. These are due Monday.

new vocabulary. Frayer Models are due Friday.

Hero projects were due last Friday.

As requested, I’ve also fixed our Frayer Models so that you can get 4 per page. frayer-model-4×4.

Unit 2 – What Makes a Hero Standards

RL.7.1   Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL.7.9 Compare and contrast historical depictions with fictional depictions

W.7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

L.7.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

L.7.4  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words

Daily Work

102016 – Thursday – Day 51

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Welcome to Thursday, Mis Amigos!  I am so glad that yesterday is over.  It’s time to get back to the work we love.

Today, is a reading day, but we are going to work on our Say, Mean, Matter reading so that I can get you ready for our next essay.  It is essential that you understand how to read deeply so that you will know how to find evidence to support your thesis statements.

We’ve been working on our two poems, “Ozymandias” and “My Papa’s Waltz,” and we will continue working on the 1st chapter of the novel House on Mango Street, but today we are going to change things up just a bit.  Today you will work in groups to find the deeper meanings.

AVID Students, do you have all your missing work on your SWAG Plan?

Our EQ today is this:  In what ways can making inferences from things I read help me?

Here are some links you will need in our class.  Next week I will move them to our sidebar:

Our Literary Terms Dictionary is due October 28th

hours-ar-reading-logs. These are due Monday.

new vocabulary. Frayer Models are due Friday.

Hero projects were due last Friday.

As requested, I’ve also fixed our Frayer Models so that you can get 4 per page. frayer-model-4×4.

Unit 2 – What Makes a Hero Standards

RL.7.1   Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL.7.9 Compare and contrast historical depictions with fictional depictions

W.7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

L.7.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

L.7.4  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words

Daily Work

101916 – Wednesday – Day 50

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Welcome to Wednesday!  It’s an odd day…we only have 20 minutes to do everything.  Today, we will take advantage of the time by continuing to read our novel.  We really need to knock that thing out.

AVID Students, do you have all your missing work on your SWAG Plan?

Our DQ today is this:  In what ways can making inferences from things I read help me?

Here are some links you will need in our class.  Next week I will move them to our sidebar:

hours-ar-reading-logs. These are due Monday.

new vocabulary. Frayer Models are due Friday.

Hero projects were due last Friday.

As requested, I’ve also fixed our Frayer Models so that you can get 4 per page. frayer-model-4×4.

Unit 2 – What Makes a Hero Standards

RL.7.1   Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

RL.7.9 Compare and contrast historical depictions with fictional depictions

W.7.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

L.7.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

L.7.4  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words

Today’s Work

101816 – Tuesday – Day 49

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Today is a reading day.  Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will read The Giver.  Period 3 will read A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.  As we read, we will continue to focus on reading between the lines (making inferences)

Tomorrow we will be getting back to our poems and the 1st Chapter of “The House on Mango Street.”  Please don’t lose yesterday’s assignment.

Our DQ this week is this: What does it mean when we say that an essay is well organized?

This week you will also begin working on a new project.  You will complete a Literary Terms Dictionary.  This will be due October 28th.  That gives you 2 weeks to complete the project.  You should begin working on it now.

Standard RL7.2 – Making Inferences, RL7.1 – Citing Evidence, L7.4 – Determine or Clarify meanings of words

Here are some links you will need in our class.  Next week I will move them to our sidebar:

1-hours-ar-reading-log-and-rubric-modified. These are due Monday.

new vocabulary. Frayer Models are due Friday.

Literary Terms Project is due Friday, October 28th.

As requested, I’ve also fixed our Frayer Models so that you can get 4 per page. frayer-model-4×4

Daily Work