Here Is What’s Happening In Our Class Week Of November 28- December 2

Monday

  • Review/reteach how to answer short response and extended response questions
  • Students read, take notes then answer constructed and extended response questions based on assigned reading

Tuesday

  • Practice using and identifying Intensive and reflexive pronouns
  • Continue reading class novel, take notes and annotate the text
  • Group discussion on the reading
  • Respond in writing to class novel and News ELA articles related to the novel

Wednesday

  • Complete exercise on Intensive and reflexive pronouns
  • Review/reteach author’s purpose…Students identify author’s purpose in specific areas of the class novel and also in News ELA articles related to the novel

Thursday and Friday

  • Students read, take notes then answer constructed and extended response questions based on assigned reading
  • Complete exercise on intensive and reflexive pronouns and and author’s purpose
  • Complete News ELA comprehension exercise
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Here Is What’s Happening In Our Class Week Of November 14-18

Students read and respond to class novel:

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

  • Respond to narrative strategies used in chapters 1 and 2
  • Respond to theme/lesson or possible advice based on information in chapters 1 and 2
  • Rewrite from another perspective
  • Change the outcome
  • Answer teacher generated short response questions using FATC strategy

 

Thursday and Friday

Complete Reading comprehension exercise and short answer questions based on chapters 1 and 2

Homework

Students read for 30 minutes daily and complete daily reading logs or post to biblionasiun

Here Is What’s Happening In Our Class Week Of November 7-11

Monday

Finish Almost There test

Begin reading on page 13 of the class novel

Tuesday:

Election Day student holiday

Wednesday:

  • Students complete a final draft of their personal narrative
  • Continue reading next chapter on page 13. Take notes using two column format

Thursday:

Whole class and group discussion about the reading

Why does Junior make that drawing? Why does he feel that his parents weren’t able to realize their dreams? Look at the passage where Junior says “It’s an ugly circle and there’s nothing you can do about it.” (13) Why does Junior feel so hopeless? Discuss “self-fulfilling prophecy”. Brainstorm possible definitions, and then students will copy down the definition in their Source-book

Create a drawing of whom your parents or someone close to you could have been if someone had paid attention to their dreams. Use the model of the illustration on page 12 of the book as your guide.

Friday:

Students will write a short back story to describe yesterday’s illustration. Story should be no more than one page in length.

 

 

 

 

 

Here Is What’s Happening In Our Class Week Of October 31-November 4

Daily Homework:  Independent reading- Read for 30 minutes for five days. Students must read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books. Daily reading may be posted to students’ account on Biblionasium or turned in using the class reading logs provided in class

Monday

Tone and mood

Students add tone to personal narrative where appropriate

Continue reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian in class

Students read and take notes using Cornell Notes/Two column notes format

  • Students use their notes to answer questions about the story.
  • Students use the FATC strategy to answer the questions

Tuesday

Symbolism

Students add symbolism to personal narrative where appropriate

Complete reading comprehension exercise

Begin editing/checking personal narrative for spelling and grammar errors

Conference with teacher about personal narrative begins (student must complete self-assessment and have a peer assess his/her writing using the narrative rubric before conferencing with teacher)

 

Wednesday

Discuss results of reading comprehension exercise and review/reteach problem areas

Conferencing continues

Editing continues

Begin writing final drafts.

Continue reading class novel and take notes using Cornell/two column notes format

Thursday

Last day to complete final drafts of personal narrative

Review/practice reading comprehension strategies (Use test taking strategies’ card)

Continue reading class novel and hold group discussions about strategies evident in the reading.

Use evidence in the story to support answers to questions posed about the story (group work)

 

Friday

Students will take the Almost There test

Here Is What’s Happening In Our Class Week Of October 24-28

Daily Homework:  

Independent reading- Read for 30 minutes for five days. Students must read a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books. Daily reading may be posted to students’ account on Biblionasium or turned in using the class reading logs provided in class

Monday

Complete rough draft of personal narrative

Practice main idea, theme and inference

Preview the book The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie

  • Review unfamiliar words/vocabulary in the book
  • Make predictions based on the title

Tuesday

Figurative expressions/language (simile, metaphor, personification)

Add figurative language to personal narrative draft

Practice main idea, theme and inference

Wednesday

Foreshadow and flashback

Add foreshadow and flashback to personal narrative where appropriate

Thursday

Inner thinking

Add inner thinking to personal narrative where appropriate

Friday

Complete anticipation guide on The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

Read the first chapter and take notes using Cornell Notes/Two column notes format

Group discussion about today’s notes

Here Is What’s Happening In Our Class Week Of October 17-21

Monday

Practice main idea and theme

Write rough draft of personal narrative

Tuesday

Work in groups to identify main idea and theme in selected stories

Continue writing draft of personal narrative

Wednesday

Establish accounts on Biblionasium

Complete topic, main idea and supporting details test

Thursday

Complete theme exercise. Identify the theme in the book you are presently reading

Add vivid words and other writing strategies taught in class to to enhance your personal narrative

Friday

Continue revising your rough draft of your personal narrative