17/18 Homework Headquarters

Looking for lessons, homework, tutorials, or other helpful links that go along with our current unit?  This page will be updated weekly to give you a front-page view of the week's activities.
  • You can click on the link immediately next to the DAY if you want to see slides from the actual day's lesson.   (Not all days have class slides.) 
    • When there is homework in either class, the last slide will include information on these directions and/or a link to applicable pages.
  • Parents and Students:  For copyright reasons, you will need to use your Student Ladue user ID and password to log in and open the worksheet files.  
If you are trying to find a tools page we referenced in class, it will be linked in the day's lesson slides.  Or, you can go to the "Reading and Writing Links to Classroom Tools" for a listing of all of these documents.  This list will grow along with the year's progression.

Do you need to print off a new bookmark?  CLICK HERE to download and print your own bookmark. 

Week of 9/18-22

posted Sep 16, 2017, 11:21 AM by Janice Davis   [ updated Sep 16, 2017, 11:26 AM ]

Make sure you are reading 30+ minutes each day (or an average of each day).  Also, don't forget that jotting for 5 minutes each night is equally important.  These things are vital to your ability to be prepared for reading class each day.  It is a graded part of your reading grade!
PERIOD 1 - Compacted

MON.:  Library Visit (first half of class)
            Brainstorming Ideas

TUE.:  Brainstorming Blurbs

WED.:  Multiple Character Traits (RA day)

THR.:  Conflicts and Characters

FRI.:    I Wonder ...  (surprise activity day)
PERIODS 2 & 6 - Reading

MON.:  Library Visit (first half of class)
            Reading Pre-test for Character Study Unit

TUE.:  Finish Pre-test and silent reading day

WED.:  Multiple Character Traits (RA day)

THR.:  Accumulating Evidence

FRI.:   I Wonder ...  (surprise activity day)
PERIODS 3 & 7 - Writing

MON.:  Set it Up ... Again

TUE.:  What Did You Say?

WED.:  Focus on Rising Action Events  (day 1)

THR.:  Focus on Rising Action Events  (day 2)

FRI.:  I Wonder ...  (surprise activity day)

Week of 9/11-15

posted Sep 9, 2017, 11:39 AM by Janice Davis   [ updated Sep 14, 2017, 5:41 AM ]

Are you reading every day for 30+ minutes?  Then do you jot for 3-5 minutes?   Remember, your bookmarks are due this Friday!  Make sure you have at least 300 minutes logged for this turn-in.  Also, you will need four (4) jots to show by Friday as well.
PERIOD 1 - Compacted


TUE.:  RA - Themes




PERIODS 2 & 6 - Reading


TUE.:  RA - Themes



PERIODS 3 & 7 - Writing



WED.:  Mentor Texts
   
THR.:  Resolution (day 1)

FRI.:   Resolution (day 2)

Week of 9/4-8

posted Aug 31, 2017, 11:49 AM by Janice Davis   [ updated Sep 7, 2017, 9:56 AM ]

What an amazing start to the year so far!  Your work in class this first two weeks and on the NWEA testing have been spectacular!  I am so impressed with my Trailblazers.  You are truly living up to your team name!

NOTE:  (RA) = read aloud day
PERIOD 1 - Compacted

MON.:  Labor Day
    No school; No homework


WED.:  Character Traits (RA)


PERIODS 2 & 6 - Reading

MON.:  Labor Day
    No school; No homework


WED.:  Character Traits (RA)


PERIODS 3 & 7 - Writing

MON.:  Labor Day
    No school; No homework

TUE.:  Character Shorts (day 1)

WED.:  Character Shorts (day 2)

THR.:  Descriptions (day 1)

FRI.:  Descriptions (day 2)

Week of 8/28 - 9/1

posted Aug 25, 2017, 8:26 PM by Janice Davis   [ updated Aug 29, 2017, 5:40 AM ]

Course Expectations form is turned in by this Friday, September 1.  It is required that this form be signed and returned; therefore, if you miss the deadline, it is still acceptable.  However, you won't get those awesome bonus tickets if you miss the deadline.   CLICK HERE if you need to download and print another copy.
Period 1 - Compacted

MON.:  Powerful, Interested Readers

TUE.:  Author's Craft - Symbolism

WED.:  NWEA Testing

THR.:  NWEA Testing

FRI.:  Long-Write #1 (Quiz Grade)
Periods 2 & 6 - Reading

MON.:  Powerful, Interested Readers

TUE.:  Author's Craft - Symbolism

WED.:  NWEA Testing

THR.:  NWEA Testing

FRI.: 
Long-Write #1 (Quiz Grade)
Periods 3 & 7 - Writing

MON.:  Conflicts and Characters (day 1)

TUE.:  Conflicts and Characters (day 2)

WED.:  Setting up the Story (day 1)

THR.: Setting up the Story (day 2)

FRI.:  Finish Long-Write #1 and create online portfolios

COURSE EXPECTATIONS! Please turn in your signed form by Sept. 1.

posted Aug 24, 2017, 5:57 PM by Janice Davis

You will receive a RAM award and a blue ticket if your Course Expectations form is turned in by next Friday, September 1.

It is required that this form be signed and returned; therefore, if you miss the deadline, it is still acceptable.  However, you won't get those awesome bonus tickets if you miss the deadline.

Don't miss it!   CLICK HERE if you need to download and print another copy.

8/17-25: FIRST WEEK (plus a couple of days)

posted Aug 8, 2017, 2:47 PM by Janice Davis   [ updated Aug 25, 2017, 10:17 AM ]

NOTE:  Prepare your notes or outline to write your narrative in tomorrow's writing class.

WED.:  Brainstorming Ideas

THR.:  Brainstorming Blurbs
 
FRI.:   Flash Draft Fiction #1

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