November 12-16, 2018
Monday-practice Cold Reading Task
Tuesday-read "Mindset for Achievement;" complete Cornell  Notes (central idea, details, summary)
Wednesday-complete post-reading questions for "Mindset for Achievement"
Thursday-read "Overcoming Obstacles:  How Your Biggest Failure Can Lead to Your Success;" complete central idea/summary handout
Friday-review author's point of view/purpose/SOAPStone handout
DAILY HOMEWORK:    Homework each night is to finish any assignment that was not completed in class for that day.  

November 5-9, 2018
Monday-reread "Letters of Wilbur Wright;" complete Wilbur Wright handout (letter, evidence, characteristics)
Tuesday-Wilbur Wright's point of view/purpose; answer questions about point of view/purpose
Wednesday-write evidence based claims about Steve Jobs' and Wilbur Wright's point of view
Thursday-write argumentative response to support a claim with reasons and evidence
Friday-practice Cold Reading Task
DAILY HOMEWORK:   Homework each night is to finish any assignment that was not completed in class for that day.  Friday November 9-Learning Log Check #1 for a major grade

October 29-November 2, 2018
Monday-complete central idea graphic organizer for Steve Jobs Commencement Address, "To Failure," and "Mother to Son"
Tuesday-read "The Letters of Wilbur Wright"; summarizing graphic organizer; Book Fair
Wednesday-answer text dependent questions for "The Letters of Wilbur Wright"
Thursday-complete claim, reason, and evidence chart for "The Letters of Wilbur Wright"
Friday-complete Wilbur Wright handout; Book Report due today
DAILY HOMEWORK: READ YOUR LIBRARY BOOK AND WORK ON BOOK REPORT (SEE BELOW FOR RUBRIC).  The book report is for a major grade.  Homework each night is to finish any assignment that was not completed in class for that day.

Nonfiction Book Report Project

Due Date:  Friday, November 2, 2018

Assignment:  Design a poster (1/2 sized) that represents your book topic.

Front of the poster:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Pictures related to your book (hand-drawn or from the computer)

Back of the poster:

  • KWL chart (What I Know, What I Want to Know, What I Learned); at least five things in each column
  • Five interesting facts about your topic
  • Vocabulary-Find five or more new words in your book and define them

 



October 22-26, 2018
Monday-making evidence based claims using stories 2 & 3 of Steve Job's commencement address
Tuesday-central idea in Job's commencement address
Wednesday-determining the meaning of words and phrases in a poem ("To Failure"); complete TP-CASTT graphic organizer
Thursday-determining the meaning of words and phrases in a poem ("Mother to Son"); complete TP-CASTT graphic organizer
Friday-comparing/contrasting central message/author's point of view in three texts using graphic organizer 
DAILY HOMEWORK: READ YOUR LIBRARY BOOK AND WORK ON BOOK REPORT (SEE BELOW FOR RUBRIC).  The book report is for a major grade.

Nonfiction Book Report Project

Due Date:  Friday, November 2, 2018

Assignment:  Design a poster (1/2 sized) that represents your book topic.

Front of the poster:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Pictures related to your book (hand-drawn or from the computer)

Back of the poster:

  • KWL chart (What I Know, What I Want to Know, What I Learned); at least five things in each column
  • Five interesting facts about your topic
  • Vocabulary-Find five or more new words in your book and define them

 


October 15-19, 2018
Monday-paragraphs 1-9 of Steve Job's commencement address (story 1); identify central ideas/details
Tuesday-paragraphs 1-9 of Steve Job's commencement address (story 1); write a summary 
Wednesday-paragraphs 10-14 of Steve Job's commencement address (story 2); identify central ideas/details; write a summary 
Thursday-paragraphs 15-25  of Steve Job's commencement address (story 3); identify central ideas/details; write a summary 
Friday-paragraphs 1-9 of Steve Job's commencement address (story 1); making evidence based claims

October 8-12, 2018
Monday-FALL BREAK
Tuesday-PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
Wednesday-view "Courage of Famous Failures"/"Why Were Steve Jobs and J.K. Rowling Chosen to Be Commencement Speakers" videos/listen to Steve Jobs' commencement address audio/discuss
Thursday-review Steve Jobs' commencement address (audio) and read the text/writing assignment based on text and videos
Friday-reread 1st story of commencement address focusing on how word choice affects tone/writing assignment

October 1-5, 2018
Monday-dialogue review; "Stray" writing assignment (practice narrative)
Tuesday-"Stray" writing assignment
Wednesday-Unit 1, NWT (District Assessment)
Thursday-Unit 1, NWT (District Assessment)
Friday-read "The King of Mazy May"/answer text dependent questions/complete previous assignments, if needed

September 24-28, 2018
Monday-Read "The Wounded Wolf"; write a narrative focusing on conflict
Tuesday-complete graphic organizer (outline) for explanatory essay (Body 3, introduction/conclusion)
Wednesday-Unit 1 LAT (District Assessment)
Thursday-Unit 1 LAT (District Assessment)
Friday-finish explanatory essay; Book Report due
DAILY HOMEWORK: READ YOUR LIBRARY BOOK AND WORK ON BOOK REPORT (SEE BELOW FOR RUBRIC).  The book report is for a major grade.


Fiction Book Report Project

Due Date:  Friday, September 28, 2018

Assignment:  Design a poster (1/2 sized) advertising a book. 

Front of the poster:

Title

Author

Pictures related to your book (hand-drawn or from the computer)

Back of the poster:

Characters

Setting(s)

Plot:  At least 7 events from the story that includes the conflict and resolution

Opinion:  Write 3-5 sentences telling why you liked/disliked the book


September 17-21, 2018
Monday-complete graphic organizer (outline) for explanatory essay (Body 1-practice for Literary Analysis Task)
Tuesday-write Body 1 of essay
Wednesday-graphic organizer (outline) for explanatory essay (Body 2)
Thursday-write Body 2 of essay
Friday-complete graphic organizer (outline) for explanatory essay (Body 3)
DAILY HOMEWORK: READ YOUR LIBRARY BOOK AND WORK ON BOOK REPORT (SEE BELOW FOR RUBRIC).  The book report is for a major grade.

Fiction Book Report Project

Due Date:  Friday, September 28, 2018

Assignment:  Design a poster (1/2 sized) advertising a book. 

Front of the poster:

Title

Author

Pictures related to your book (hand-drawn or from the computer)

Back of the poster:

Characters

Setting(s)

Plot:  At least 7 events from the story that includes the conflict and resolution

Opinion:  Write 3-5 sentences telling why you liked/disliked the book



September 10-14, 2018
Monday-read literary text ("The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse")/text dependent questions/writing assignment
Tuesday-read literary text ("A Boy's Life")/text dependent questions
Wednesday-read literary text ("Emancipation:  A Life Fable")/text dependent questions
Thursday-graphic organizer (outline) for essay
Friday-graphic organizer (outline) for essay
DAILY HOMEWORK: READ YOUR LIBRARY BOOK AND WORK ON BOOK REPORT (SEE BELOW FOR RUBRIC).  The book report is for a major grade.

Fiction Book Report Project

Due Date:  Friday, September 28, 2018

Assignment:  Design a poster (1/2 sized) advertising a book. 

Front of the poster:

Title

Author

Pictures related to your book (hand-drawn or from the computer)

Back of the poster:

Characters

Setting(s)

Plot:  At least 7 events from the story that includes the conflict and resolution

Opinion:  Write 3-5 sentences telling why you liked/disliked the book

 

September 3-7, 2018
Monday-Labor Day
Tuesday-Professional Day
Wednesday-Library visit 
Thursday-read literary text ("The Tale of Johnny Town-Mouse")/text dependent questions
Friday-read literary text ("The Letter")/text dependent questions

August 27-31, 2018
Monday-Read and annotate "The Tail"
Tuesday-Read and annotate "The Tail"
Wednesday-Review "The Tail"/text dependent questions
Thursday-Review "The Tail"/text dependent questions
Friday-Review "The Tail"/text dependent questions

August 20-24, 2018
Monday-read and annotate a literary text ("The Stray")
Tuesday-answer text dependent questions on "The Stray"
Wednesday-read a folktale ("The Three Brothers")/answer text dependent questions
Thursday-story elements test
Friday-read a folktale ("Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together")/answer text dependent questions

August 13-17, 2018
Monday-interactive story element review
Tuesday-characterization review-read text ("Alex in Charge")/character map
Wednesday-story elements review-read text ("Across the Estuary")/text dependent questions
Thursday-theme review-read texts/identify theme
Friday-review folktales-read text ("Why Frog and Snake Never Play Together")/text dependent questions