The last day to take an AR quiz for this grading period is Monday, October 15. This is the last day of the first grading period.

The second grading period begins on Tuesday, Oct. 16. 


October 10-12
Wednesday - We began reading "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" and started Lesson 1 in the new unit.

Thursday - We continued reading "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" and completed Lesson 1 of the new unit.

Friday - We finished reading "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" and began Lesson 2 of the new unit.

October 15-19
Monday - We will finish Lesson 2 and start Lesson 3. Students will begin Week 8 vocabulary. They will complete the character analysis chart, and determine the theme of the short story.

Tuesday - I will be driving to Quiz Bowl; therefore, I will be here for a couple of classes but the other classes will be on alternate. Students are to work on the "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" narrative assignment and the plot chart given on Monday. Students are to write sentences with each of the 10 vocabulary terms.

WednesdayStudents will complete a vocabulary activity. We will review the narrative they wrote on Tuesday to make sure it had all the parts necessary. We will also review theme and determine the textual evidence to support it.

Thursday - Students will begin the NWT District Assessment.

Friday - Students will complete the NWT District Assessment.

October 22-26
Monday - Students will work on their vocabulary activity (Week 9 vocabulary). We will also watch a video to help the students get a better understanding of how Charles Dickens writes the novel "A Christmas Carol." We will read the preface of the novel. Students will paraphrase the preface, and analyze the repetition found. (begin Lesson 4)

Tuesday - Students will work on their vocabulary activity. We will watch a video about Charles Dicken's time and how it has influenced his writing. We will review the preface, and begin reading Stave 1 of the novel. They will analyze the descriptive language and how it influences our understanding of Scrooge's character. (complete Lesson 4)

Wednesday - Students will complete a vocabulary activity. We will watch a video that describes the business terms used in Dicken's time. We will review what we have already read in Stave 1, and continue reading more of Stave 1 of the novel. They will continue to analyze the descriptive language and how it influences our understanding of Scrooge's character. (Lesson 5)

Thursday Students will complete a vocabulary activity. We will review what we have already read in Stave 1, and continue reading more of Stave 1 of the novel. Students will individually write to answering the following: compare and contrast Scrooge's perspective on Christmas with his nephew. They must cite evidence to support their claim. (Lesson 5 continued)

Friday - Students will complete the weekly vocabulary quiz. Students will continue reading Stave 1. They will analyze Scrooge's character and how he interacts with others, how he feels about the poor, how he sees business, etc. They will write a paragraph that describes how the sensory details of the setting deepen their understanding of Scrooge's character (Lesson 6).

October 29- Nov. 2
Monday - Students will work on their vocabulary activity (Week 10 vocabulary). We will finish reading Stave I of "A Christmas Carol." Students will analyze the setting, and examine Scrooge's interactions with others. They will complete the Stave I character analysis worksheet. (Lesson 7)

Tuesday - Students will work on their vocabulary activity. The class will begin reading Stave II of "A Christmas Carol." They will determine the sensory details and explain why the author includes repetition, and explain the mood. They will begin working on the reading guide. (Lesson 8)

Wednesday - Students will complete a vocabulary activity. We will continue reading Stave II of "A Christmas Carol." Students will describe Scrooge was a young boy, and examine how he is beginning to change.  They will work on the reading guide and character analysis worksheet. (begin Lesson 9)

Thursday Students will complete a vocabulary activity. We will continue reading Stave II of "A Christmas Carol." Students will determine what his old boss valued and examine how it affects Scrooge. They will work on the reading guide and character analysis worksheet. They will begin to summarize Stave II. (complete Lesson 9)

Friday - Students will complete the weekly vocabulary quiz. Students will finish reading Stave II of "A Christmas Carol." They will analyze each scene of the stave and determine how it affects Scrooge. They will complete the reading guide and character analysis worksheet. They will summarize Stave II. (Lesson 10).

Nov. 5 - 9
Monday - Students will work on their vocabulary activity (Week 11 vocabulary). We will finish reading Stave II of "A Christmas Carol." Students will complete the Stave I character analysis worksheet and reading guide. (Lesson 10)

Tuesday - Students will work on their vocabulary activity. The class read the article "History of Christmas." They will summarize the article, and determine the author's purpose.  They will analyze the Christmas traditions and determine the structure of the article. (Lesson 11)

Wednesday - Students will complete a vocabulary activity. The class will begin reading Stave III of "A Christmas Carol." They will compare and contrast the setting from Stave I to Stave III and explain the mood. They will begin working on the reading guide and character analysis worksheet. (Lesson 12)

Thursday Students will complete a vocabulary quiz. We will continue reading Stave III of "A Christmas Carol." Students compare the Cratchit family Christmas to Scrooge's Christmas. They will work on their reading guide and character analysis worksheets. (Lesson 13)

Friday - Students will continue reading Stave III of "A Christmas Carol." They will answer some questions on their reading guide and character analysis worksheets. They will also write a paragraph that answers the following prompt: How is Fred's perspective different from the Cratchits? (Lesson 14).

Nov. 12-16
Monday - Students will work on their vocabulary activity (Week 12 vocabulary). We will finish reading Stave III of "A Christmas Carol." Students will complete the Stave III character analysis worksheet and reading guide. (Lesson 15)

Tuesday - Students will work on their vocabulary activity. They class will deconstruct a writing prompt. They will also write a practice essay on Scrooge's changing perspective. (Lesson 15 continued)

Wednesday - Students will begin the Unit 2 LAT district assessment

Thursday Students will complete the Unit 2 LAT district assessment

Friday - Students will complete weekly vocabulary quiz. They will complete the checklist of work, and silently read AR once they are done.

Nov. 26-30
Monday - Students will work on their vocabulary activity (Week 13 vocabulary). We will begin reading Stave IV of "A Christmas Carol." Students will complete the split-page notes, contrast the Ghost of Christmas Present to the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, and analyze the mood change. (Lesson 17)

Tuesday - Students will work on their vocabulary activity. They class will finish reading Stave IV of the novel. They will complete the character experience chart with the experiences Scrooge has with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. (Lesson 18)

Wednesday - Students will work on their vocabulary activity. They will read a nonfiction article "Study: Experiences Make Us Happier than Possessions." They will identify two central ideas and summarize the article.  They will also find evidence to support the claim. They will relate this information with what was already read in "A Christmas Carol." (Lesson 20)

Thursday - Students will work on vocabulary activity. They will read another nonfiction article "Do Experiences or Possessions Make Us Happy?" They will identify two central ideas of this article. They will compare and contrast the two nonfiction articles. (Lesson 21)

Friday - Students will complete weekly vocabulary quiz. Class will read Stave V of "A Christmas Carol." Students will complete reading guide for Stave V and determine how much Scrooge has changed due to his experiences with the three Ghosts of Christmas. (Lesson 22)

Dec. 3-7
Monday - Students will work on their vocabulary activity (Week 14 vocabulary). Class will review "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. Students will work with a partner to to determine the big topics conveyed throughout the story.  They will then determine a theme, and find two pieces of textual evidence to support that theme.(Lesson 26)

Tuesday - Students will work on their vocabulary activity. Class will read "Gift of the Magi." They will then summarize the story, and complete the split-page notes. They will also discuss how the setting/time of the story influenced the motivation of the characters. (Lesson 32)

Wednesday - Students will work on their vocabulary activity. Teacher will lead a review of the story "Gift of the Magi." Students will determine a theme of the story, and then relate that them with the other two stories we read this unit (Treasure of Lemon Brown and A Christmas Carol.) (Lesson 33)

Thursday - Students will work on vocabulary activity. Teacher will give students an essay prompt (Determine a theme for all three stories and how it is portrayed in each story), and they will begin working on their essay that will be turned in for a major grade. They will complete the detailed outline. (Lesson 33 continued)

Friday - Students will complete weekly vocabulary quiz. Students will continue to work on their essay. They will work on writing a rough draft, and get it peer edited. (Lesson 33 continued)

Dec. 10-14
Monday - Students begin typing the final draft of their Unit 2 Theme essay. They will use Chromebooks to type the essay. (Lesson 33 continued)

Tuesday - Students complete their Unit 2 Theme Essay. They will submit the essay electronically. LAST DAY FOR THE ESSAY!  (Lesson 33 continued)

Wednesday - Students will begin the Unit 2 Cold Read Task.  The test will consist of some questions about "Gift of the Magi." Students are expected to know all the details of the story, and identify figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, hyperbole, etc.)  They will also read a story by themselves, and answer questions about the story.  (Lesson 34)

Thursday - Students will complete the Unit 2 Cold Read Task.  The test will consist of some questions about "Gift of the Magi." Students are expected to know all the details of the story, and identify figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, hyperbole, etc.). They will also read a story by themselves, and answer questions about the story.  (Lesson 34)

Friday - Students will work in teams of 3-4 to compete against other teams in the LEAP 2025 practice activity.