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Welcome to Language Arts!  Team 6-2, 2017-18


2017-18 Round Rock ISD Middle School Reading List

2017 Lone Star Books



Mrs. G's Google Classrooms 

Teacher In Classroom by GDJ

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Login Directions for Compass Learning:

  • UN: RRISDs(student number)
  • PW: s(student number)
  • Change school from Odyssey to "Round Rock"
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Important Upcoming Dates:

  •  Wednesday, March 7th - Persuasive Paragraph due in class
  • Friday, March 9th - Group Presentation due on Google Classroom
  • Monday, March 19 - STAAR Vocabulary List 2 Test and sentences due
  • March 2nd -Freak the Mighty is due   (I will be logging and collecting the books this day)
  • March 20th- Begin Reading Freak the Mighty

Monday, March 5
Turn in White Reading Log
Go over WWW List 2 Stem Quiz
Reseach Check Point Grade
Continue Researching Topics

Homework: 
Read for 30 Minutes and Discuss with an Adult
Continue Researching Topic for Persuasive Paragraph

Tuesday, March 6

Continue Researching Topic for Persuasive Paragraph
Paragraph is Due Tomorrow for a Grade!

Homework: 
Read for 30 Minutes and Discuss with an Adult
Continue Researching Topic for Persuasive Paragraph and Begin Writing Persuasive Paragraph

Wednesday, March 7

Persuasive Paragraph Checkpoint Grade
Work on Persuasive Slide for Group Presentation

Homework: 
Read for 30 Minutes and Discuss with an Adult
Continue Writing Persuasive Paragraph and Create Slide for Group Presentation, Slide is Due Tomorrow

Thursday, March 8
Freak the Mighty Book Check
Continue Working on Group Persuasive Presentation 

Homework: 
Read for 30 Minutes and Discuss with an Adult
Finishing Touches on Group Persuasive Presentation -
Due Tomorrow!

Friday, March 9
Finish Group Persuasive Presentation and Turn in To Google Classroom
Get New Reading Log for Next Week

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes Per Night and Fill out Reading Logs, Study for STAAR Vocabulary List 2 Test (Quizlet and Sentences)








Monday, February 26
Warm-Up: Should wild animals be kept as pets?

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult, Study for WWW List 2 Quiz on 2/28

Tuesday, February 27
Warm-Up: Pair and share- Should Wild Animals be Kept as Pets?


Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult, Study for WWW List 2 Quiz on 2/28

Wednesday, February 28

Word Within A Word Stem Quiz List 2
Dirty Water Project

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult 

Thursday, March 1

Persuasive Project Kick-off

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult, Research your topic and find 10 facts and 3 pictures

Friday, March 2

WWW Stem Quiz 2
Research  Topic for Persuasive Paragraph

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult, Research your topic and find 10 facts and 3 pictures







Monday, February 19
No School
Homework: DEAR Reading 30 Minutes
Tuesday, February 20
No School
Homework: DEAR Reading 30 Minutes
Wednesday, February 21
Library and Test Corrections
Homework: DEAR Reading 30 Minutes
Thursday, February 22
Commonly Missed Questions
Homework: DEAR Reading 30 Minutes
Friday, February 23
-Test Corrections and DEAR Reading
-Turn in STAAR Ready Reading Test Analysis/Correction Sheet
Homework: Study for your WWW Stem List 2 Quiz on Wednesday, 2/28


Monday, February 12

Warm-Up Sheet

Turn in Yellow DEAR Response Log

Valentine Webquest

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes and fill out blue DEAR Response Log, study STAAR Vocabulary List 1 Words and complete sentences

Tuesday, February 13

Warm-Up Sheet

Valentine Nonfiction Articles

Nonfiction Group Poster-Present

Finish Webquest

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and fill out blue DEAR Response Log, study STAAR Vocabulary List 1  (TEST Tomorrow)and bring sentences tomorrow

Wednesday, February 14

Warm-Up Sheet

Vocabulary List 1 TEST

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and fill out blue DEAR Reading Response Log. 

Thursday, February 15

Warm-Up

STAAR Ready Reading Test Group Analysis

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult

Friday, February 16

Warm-Up (turn it in)

STAAR Ready Reading Test Group Analysis

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult and STAAR Ready Reading Test Corrections (due Wednesday, 2/21/18)









Monday, February 5

-Turn in Purple DEAR Reading Response Log

-Finish Text Structure Quiz and Grade

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes and fill out your purple reading response log. Work on your STAAR Vocabulary List 1 Sentences and Flashcards 

Tuesday, February 6

-Unit 4  Test (STAAR Ready Exam)

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes and fill out your purple reading response log. Work on your STAAR Vocabulary List 1 Sentences and Flashcards 

Wednesday, February 7

-Unit 4  Test (STAAR Ready Exam)

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes and fill out your purple reading response log. Work on your STAAR Vocabulary List 1 Sentences and Flashcards 

Thursday, February 8

-Unit 4  Test (STAAR Ready Exam)

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes and fill out your purple reading response log. Work on your STAAR Vocabulary List 1 Sentences and Flashcards 

Friday, February 9th

-Finish STAAR Ready Unit 4 Exam 

-Make-Up Missing Work and Corrections

-Gameday for those who are caught up only

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes and fill out your purple reading response log. Work on your STAAR Vocabulary List 1 Sentences and Flashcards 



Monday, January 29  

Go Over Text Structure Test

 What makes a good personal narrative?

Read The Great Paw Paw

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes and fill out your purple reading response log.

Tuesday, January 30

District Writing Assessment

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes and fill out your purple reading response log.

Wednesday, January 31

Go over text structure chart

Introduce STAAR Vocabulary List 1

Begin writing STARR Vocabulary List 1 sentences

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes and fill out your purple reading response log. Work on your STAAR Vocabulary List 1 Sentences and Flashcards 

Thursday, February 1 

Power Notes: Super Croc

Begin Reading Super Croc 

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes and fill out your purple reading response log. Work on your STAAR Vocabulary List 1 Sentences and Flashcards 

Friday, February 2

Finish Reading Super Croc and start working on the IR Questions (Quiz Grade) - use privacy screens

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes and fill out your purple reading response log. Work on your STAAR Vocabulary List 1 Sentences and Flashcards 

STAAR Vocabulary List 1 Quizlet





Monday,  1/22

Warm-Up: On your weekly warm-up sheet...

Many winds whirled up from between the towers, and he swayed with them.

  1. Circle the simple subject and underline the simple predicate.

  1. Explain why this is a complete sentence.

  1. Explain why there is a comma in this sentence.

-Turn in green DEAR reading log.

-Introduction to Organizational Patterns/Text Structure https://youtu.be/gEEXvMPMU2k

-Glue Notes and last week's warm-up (hard copy)

-Practice with Teacher - Determining Text Structure

Compare and Contrast VIdeo

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and fill out your log-due Monday, 1/29

Text Structure Quiz Friday

Tuesday, 1/23

Warm-Up: With your group, match definitions for text structure

-Name that Text Structure Game

-Determining Text Structure (hard copy)

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and fill out your log- due Monday, 1/29

Text Structure Quiz Friday

Wednesday, 1/24

Warm-Up: Many winds whirled up from between the towers, and he swayed with them.

Label the parts of speech.      Example:

Many- adjective

Winds-

Whirled-

Up-

From-

Between-

The-article

Towers-

And-

He-

Swayed-

With-


- Continue Working on "Determining Text Structure" -Due Thursday, 1/25

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and fill out your log- due Monday, 1/29

Text Structure Quiz Friday

Thursday, 1/25

-Continue Working on "Determining Text Structure" -Due Thursday, 1/25


Homework: Read for 30 minutes and fill out your log- due Monday, 1/29

Text Structure Quiz Tomorrow!

Friday, 1/26

Warm-Up: Grammar -turn in warm-up sheet

-Text Structure Quiz

-What Makes a Good Personal Narrative?

-Personal Narrative Prompt for Monday's writing district assessment

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and fill out your log- due Monday, 1/29



Monday, 1/15

Holiday

Tuesday, 1/16

Bad Weather day

Wednesday, 1/17

-Warm-Up: What would you risk for someone else? (on new warm-up log sheet)

-Read "The Dog of Pompeii" and complete reading questions

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes and fill out reading log

Thursday, 1/18

-Warm- Up: Write one or two complete sentences explaining how the setting affects the conflict. 

-Continue reading "The Dog of Pompeii and complete I.R. questions

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes and fill out reading log

Friday, 1/19

-Warm-up: Write one or two complete sentences explaining the theme of "The Dog of Pompeii"

-Grade I.R. questions together

-Turn in warm-up sheet and Pompeii questions

Power Notes - Nonfiction

Homework: Read for 30 Minutes and fill out reading log




Monday, 1/8

Student Holiday

Tuesday, 1/9

Journal Entry - Top five holiday memories - one page

Introduce Read to Succeed

Wednesday, 1/10

Aimsweb Reading Test

TThursday, 1/11

Aimsweb Reading Test

Friday, 1/12

Finish Aimsweb Reading Test



Monday, 12/11

Spelling Bee

HW: Read for 30 minutes and complete DEAR reading response #3 (Due tomorrow)

Tuesday, 12/12

Finish Poetry Presentations

Go over Poetry Test

HW: Read for 30 minutes and complete DEAR reading response #4 (Due next Tuesday)

Wednesday, 12/13

Power Notes Prince and the Pauper

Begin Reading Prince and the Pauper

HW: Read for 30 minutes and complete DEAR reading response #4

Thursday, 12/14

Continue Reading Prince and the Pauper

HW: Read for 30 minutes and complete DEAR reading response #4

Friday, 12/15

Test Review

HW: Read for 30 minutes and complete DEAR reading response #4

Study for Drama Test




Monday, 12/4 

Poetry Stations  

Homework: 

Read for 30 minutes. 

DEAR Reading Response #2 Due Tomorrow. 

Type your poems into Google Classroom "Individual Poetry Product" Assignment.  

Tuesday, 12/5

Poetry Stations

Homework: 

Read for 30 minutes. Type your poems into Google Classroom "Individual Poetry Product" Assignment.  

Wednesday, 12/6

Poetry Stations

Homework:

Read for 30 Minutes

Type your poems into Google Classroom "Individual Poetry Product" Assignment -Due Tomorrow

Thursday, 12/7 --Book Fair (10 Minutes)

All Poems Due on Google Classroom Today

Team Poetry Slam

Homework:

Read for 30 Minutes

Friday, 12/8

Poetry Test       

Homework: 

Read for 30 Minutes





Monday, 11/27

Word Within a Word Stem List #1 Quiz

Heart Map

Homework: Complete your heart map and read for 30 minutes. Complete your Unit 3 Weekly DEAR Reading Response in Google. Classroom.

Tuesday, 11/28

Grade WWW Quiz

Poetry Mini Lesson and Notes 

Introduce Poetry Project and pass out Rubrics

Homework: Read for 30 minutes

Wednesday, 11/29

Poetry Stations

Homework: Read for 30 minutes. 

Thursday, 11/30

Poetry Stations

Homework: Read for 30 minutes

Friday, 12/1

Poetry Stations

Homework: Read for 30 minutes

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Monday, 11/13

Read Ch 13

Close Reading Activity " The Wooh Pooh"

HW: Read for 30 Minutes and discuss your book with an adult

Tuesday, 11/14

Read Ch 14

Comic Strip Summary - Due Thursday for a Quiz Grade

HW: Read Ch 15 Watsons And look for the theme

Wednesday, 11/15

Watson Google Earth Tour

Chapter 15 - Discuss the theme of the novel

HW: Read Ch 16 Epilogue

Thursday, 11/16

Turn in your comic strip summary for chapter 14 (if you have not completed it, you cannot watch the movie)

Compare and contrast the novel and the movie

HW: Read for 30 minutes and discuss your book with an adult

Friday, 11/17

Compare and contrast the novel and the movie

HW: 

Study for WWW Quiz 1

Read for 30 minutes per night and discuss your book with an adult

Have a great break!




Monday, 11/6
Watsons 1-8 Test Review
Tuesday, 11/7
Watsons 1-8 test
Wednesday, 11/8
Go over Test and Read Chapter 9
Thursday, 11/9
watsons ch 10
Friday,11/10
Watsons Ch 11-12
Homework: Read Ch 13 ( 1st Period students Read Ch 11-13)




This Week's Agenda


Monday, 10/30


Revise and edit personal narrative

Teacher Conferences


HW: finish revising and editing and complete final draft - due tomorrow

Read for 30 minutes


Tuesday, 10/31


Harris Burdick Mysteries

Write your own!


HW: none


Wednesday, 11/1

Go over Chapter 6 Summary


Mini Lesson- Idioms

Read Chapter 7

Annotate and Summarize


Finish Chapter 7 and summaries

Cause and Effect WS


Thursday, 11/2



Go over Cause and Effect HW


Begin Reading Chapter 8, summarize, continue identifying figurative language


HW: Finish Chapter 8 Summary


Friday, 11/3


1-8 Test Review Sheet


HW: Complete Test Review Sheet - due Monday





Monday, 10/23

Read Chapter 3 Watson's- highlight and annotate

HW: Finish Chapter 3 and summarize

Tuesday,10/24

Read Chapter 4 Watsons- highlight and annotate

HW: Finish Chapter 4 and summarize

Wednesday, 10/25, Rotation Schedule

Go over Chapters 3 and 4 Watsons

Distribute and work on Chapter 4 Literary Circle Jobs

HW: Complete your Lit Circle Job for CH4

Thursday, 10/26

Lit Circles

Grammar Sentence

Begin Reading Chapter 5 Watsons

Friday, 10/27

Chapter 6 Watsons

HW: Summarize Chapter 6




Monday,10/16


Unit 2 Test-Matthew Henson &The Jacket


HW: Read for 30 minutes and complete reading response questions on Google classroom


Tuesday, 10/17


Go over Unit 2 Test


HW: Read for 30 minutes and complete reading response questions on Google classroom


Wednesday, 10/18


Library Virtual Field Trip


HW: Read for 30 minutes and complete reading response questions on Google classroom


Thursday, 10/19


Warm-Up: Watsons Anticipation Guide and Group Discussion

Glue Figurative Language Key into books

Read and summarize Chapter 1


HW:


Friday, 10/20


Warm-Up: Ch 1 Questions

Read Ch 2


HW:


Finish reading chapter 2 - Watsons. See link for audio:

Watsons Audio










Monday,10/9

No School


Tuesday, 10/10

No School


Wednesday, 10/11


Go over Matthew Henson (Biography) questions

Pass back Mentor Sentence Quiz 2 (Grammar)

Turn in Watsons Novel

Power Notes "The Jacket" (Personal Narrative)


Thursday, 10/12


Turn in Watsons Book

Begin Reading "The Jacket"

Complete Reading notes as you go

Begin answering IR Questions pages 200-201


HW: 

Read for 30 minutes

Finish IR 200-201 Questions - The Jacket


Friday, 10/13


Go over "The Jacket" Homework

Test Review


HW:

Study for the Literary Nonfiction Test

Read for 30 minutes








Monday, 10/2

  • Mentor Sentence Quiz #2
  • Go Over Quiz
  • DEAR Reading and Response - Google Classroom
  • Book Bingo Check-Point!
HW: Read for 30 Minutes


Tuesday, 10/3

  • Gates Reading Comprehension Test
  • Dear Reading
No Homework

Wednesday, 10/4

  • Library - Check out literary nonfiction book
  • (Start Characteristics of Literary Nonfiction if time allows)
HW: Read for 30 minutes

Thursday, 10/5

  • Introduction to Characteristics of Literary Nonfiction with Cloze-Notes 
Literary Nonfiction Presentation 2017
Cloze-Notes
  • Share with group Literary Nonfiction books you've read
  • Power Notes Mathew Henson- If Time


HW: Read for 30 Minutes


Friday, 10/6

  • Begin Reading Mathew 
Matthew Henson At the Top of the World

Matthew Henson Reading Notes

  • IR Questions

IR Questions 288-289 Matthew Henson


HW: 
Finish Mathew Henson IR Questions 
Read for 30 Minutes
Bring The Watsons Novel on Wednesday for Book Check!



Monday, 9/18


  • Complete Aimsweb Reading Assessment 
  • Pass back graded School Play Tests.
  • Students who need to make corrections will work on those after Aimsweb testing.
  • In your journal, make a list of things that matter to you now, How do you think you will feel about things that matter to you now when you are one year older?

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss your book with an adult.


Tuesday, 9/19

  • Discuss "What is Important to You?" with your group.
  • Brain Pop

Point of View Brain Pop  

  • Students will complete the Brain Pop Point of View Note-taking Sheet while watching the video. Students will glue this into their journals.
  • Read “Eleven” (I.R. Pg. 78-82)
  • Begin IR Pages 84-85


Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss your book with an adult.


Wednesday, 9/20

  • Library
  • Aimsweb Fluency In the Back of Library
  • If time allows, students will work on IR pages 84-85

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss your book with an adult.


Thursday, 9/21

  • In your journal write how “Eleven”  could have been different if it were written from a narrator’s point of view. Also, how would it have been different if it were 1st person - the teacher’s p.o.v.
  • Share your thoughts with the class.
  • Pass out Conflict Four Square WS
  • Discuss internal and external conflict. 
  • Table groups will fill out the conflict four squares together for “Eleven.” then glue into journals.
  • Complete I.R. Pages 84-85 Vocab and TX Assess

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss your book with an adult.


Friday, 9/22

  • Complete “Eleven”  Plot Diagram as a class
  • Go over (IR pages 84-85  Questions) and Grade -”Eleven” and Plot Diagram
  • Pass out and explain Non-Negotiable Spelling Words
  • Non-Negotiable Spelling Sentences
  • Begin Spelling Sentences

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss your book with an adult. Write Non-Negotiable Spelling Sentences and study the words -Test Friday, 9/29 (Sentences due that day)






Monday, 9/11/17

  • Go over Interactive Reader page 15-17 and review for Wednesday's Test

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult. Remember to fill out your Reading Bingo Sheet (due in December)


Tuesday, 9/12/17

  • Scope Magazine Article -Main Idea and Summary

Homework: 

Study for Test Tomorrow

Read for 30 minutes and disuss with an adult. Remember to fill out your Reading Bingo Sheet (due in December)


Wednesday, 9/13/17

  • The School Play Test

Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult. Remember to fill out your Reading Bingo Sheet (due in December)


Thursday, 9/14/17

  • Beginning of Year District Writing Assessment
Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult. Remember to fill out your Reading Bingo Sheet (due in December)

Friday,9/15/17 

  • Beginning of Year District Reading Assessment 
Homework: Read for 30 minutes and discuss with an adult. Remember to fill out your Reading Bingo Sheet (due in December)





Monday, 9/4/17

Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, 9/5/17

  • Turn in Book Permission Letters
  • Pass Back Graded Papers
  • What do you fear the most? Journal Entry
  • Introduce Mentor Sentences, Set up back of journal, and Invitation to Notice
  • Power Notes - "The School Play"

HW: Read for 30 Minutes


Wednesday, 9/6/17

  • Invitation to Notice Parts of Speech
  • Library

Homework: 

Read for 30 Minutes

Bring your book permission letter

Study Mentor Sentence 1


Thursday, 9/7/17

  • Invitation to Revise and Invitation to Imitate
  • The School Play - Power Notes and Begin Reading

Homework: 

Read for 30 Minutes

Study for Mentor Sentence Quiz Tomorrow


Friday, 9/8/17


  • Mentor Sentence Quiz 1
  • Journal Entry and DEAR Reading 


Homework:

Read for 30 minutes per night






Monday, 8/28/17

  • Turn in "Letter to the Teacher"
  • Social Contract Survey Questions
HW: Read for 30 minutes

Tuesday, 8/29/17
  • Social Contract Class Discussion
  • DEAR Reading
HW: Read for 30 minutes

Wednesday, 8/30/17
  • Genre Characteristics
  • Genre Notes
  • Brain Pop

HW: Read for 30 minutes


Thursday, 8/31/17


  • Introduce Parts of a Story -Plot
  • Parts of a Story Note-Taking WS (Due Tomorrow)

HW: Read for 30 minutes


Friday, 9/1/17

  • Finish Parts of a Story Notetaking WS
  • Go over WS
  • Quiz on Plot

HW: Read for 30 minutes


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Monday, 8/21/17

No Class


Tuesday, 8/22/17

  • First Day Welcome Activities and PROWL

Homework: 

  • Complete Student Survey (1st period will receive this tomorrow)
  • Purchase a composition notebook- due 8/24

Wednesday, 8/23/17

Warm-Up: Turn in surveys to the box

  • Library Orientation

Homework: 

  • composition notebook- due 8/24

Thursday, 8/24/17

Warm-Up: Take out composition notebook and glue (1st-period turn in surveys)

  • Getting to Know You Activity and Paragraph (for a grade)
  • Set up reading and writing journal
  • Begin "Letter to the Teacher" (for a grade)
Homework:
  • Work on "Letter to the Teacher" Due Monday, 8/28               

Friday, 8/24/17

  • Finish Getting to Know You Paragraph and Share
  • Classroom Procedures (Homework, Library, DEAR Books, Dismissal, Bathroom, Whiteboard Info)
  • Work on Friendly Letter 

    Letter to the Teacher Directions

    Due Monday, 8/28/17


    In your journal, write a letter to me. Tell me about yourself, and also tell me about your strengths and weaknesses in reading and writing.


    Remember that this is a letter so it must include the following: heading with address and the date, a greeting, a body, and a closing. The body of the letter should contain two or three short paragraphs and should be indented.
  • Kidz Bop

Homework:

  • Letter to the Teacher due Monday, 8/28!
  • Have a great weekend!

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Link to IXL.com

Link:  IXL


IXL Activities on which to focus:

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Here is what we are doing this week in our classroom :)


                                       
 

                     

*Reminder - Students are always expected to have a DEAR (drop everything and read) book, which is a novel or literary non-fiction book of their choice, and students are to read for 30 minutes per night. We will have various book projects, usually one book project per six weeks. This book project must be completed using information from students' DEAR books. We will provide more information regarding expectations for book projects at a later date.
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Team 6-2 
Tutorial Schedule

Monday -


Tuesday -


Wednesday - Mrs. Goldenberg, Language Arts

(7:45-8:10 am) and (3:35-4:15 pm)

Room 1209