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April 22-26, 2019
Monday-SPRING BREAK
Tuesday-read chapters 15-16 of Hatchet; annotate evidence; answer text dependent questions
Wednesday-LEAP testing (Social Studies/Science)
Thursday-LEAP testing (Social Studies/Science)
Friday-LEAP testing (Social Studies/Science)

April 8-12, 2019
Monday-read chapters 6 & 7 of Hatchet; annotate evidence; answer text dependent questions
Tuesday-read chapter 8 of Hatchet; annotate evidence; write a summary
Wednesday-read chapters 9-10 of Hatchet; annotate evidence; answer text dependent questions
Thursday-read chapters 11-12 of Hatchet; annotate evidence; answer text dependent questions
Friday-read chapters 13-14 of Hatchet; annotate evidence; answer text dependent questions
DAILY HOMEWORK:    Homework each night is to finish any assignment that was not completed in class for that day.

April 1-5, 2019
Monday-LEAP practice (argumentative writing-RST)
Tuesday-LEAP practice (text dependent questions/writing-LAT)
Wednesday-LEAP testing (ELA/Math)
Thursday-LEAP testing (ELA/Math)
Friday-LEAP testing (ELA/Math)

March 25-29, 2019
Monday-LEAP practice (literary text); review study guide
Tuesday-LEAP practice (narrative text; text dependent multiple-choice questions)
Wednesday-LEAP practice (narrative writing)
Thursday-LEAP practice (narrative writing); HOMEWORK:  Finish narrative essay for "Alice in Wonderland" if it was not completed in class.  This is for a grade.
Friday-LEAP practice (argumentative writing)
**Homework-Review the LEAP study guide that was given in class on Monday.  LEAP testing begins next Wednesday.

March 18-22, 2019
Monday-LEAP practice (informational text; text dependent multiple-choice questions)
Tuesday-LEAP 360 Interim (LEAP practice test)
Wednesday-LEAP 360 Interim 
Thursday-LEAP 360 Interim 
Friday-LEAP practice (narrative text; text dependent multiple-choice questions/writing)

 

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March 11-15, 2019
Monday-Open Book Test (Chapters 1-5 of Hatchet)
Tuesday-Literary Analysis Task-LAT (District Assessment)
Wednesday-Literary Analysis Task-LAT (District Assessment); Folders and notebooks due for a grade
Thursday-LEAP practice (RST text dependent questions)
Friday-LEAP practice (LAT text dependent questions and writing)

February 25-March 1, 2019
Monday-comparing/contrasting literary/nonfiction texts; annotate central idea/supporting details; graphic organizer comparing/contrasting "What Would Peter Do?" and Hatchet
Tuesday-write paragraph with a claim, evidence, and reasoning; Chapter 6 of Hatchet
Wednesday-narrative essay (GRADED ASSIGNMENT)
Thursday-narrative essay (GRADED ASSIGNMENT); BOOK REPORT DUE TODAY
Friday-Open Book Test on Chapters 1-5 of Hatchet; BOOK REPORT DUE FOR A LETTER GRADE LOWER (LATE)
Homework:  Book Report (see below for rubric; students received a copy in class); Students are to finish any assignment that they did not complete in class.


Biography Book Report

Due Date:  Thursday, February 28, 2019

Assignment:  Design a poster (1/2 sized) that represents the person in the biography.

Front of the poster:

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

Back of the poster:   **Use complete sentences to answer the following questions.  Write the questions on the poster.

  • What are the years of the person’s birth and death? (If the person is still alive today, state that the person is still living.)
  • Why is this person famous?  (Write at least three sentences.)
  • What are some interesting facts about the person?  (Write at least five sentences.)
  • What do you admire most about this person?  (Write at least two sentences.)

 


February 18-22, 2019
Monday-claims; complete paragraph frame handout; write a claim that cites evidence from the text
Tuesday-characterization; read Chapter 5 of Hatchet; annotate evidence; answer text dependent questions
Wednesday-author's word choice; annotate evidence; answer text dependent questions
Thursday-comparing/contrasting literary/nonfiction texts; annotate central idea/supporting details; answer text dependent questions
Friday-write paragraph with a claim, evidence, and reasoning 
Homework:  Book Report (see below for rubric; students received a copy in class last week)

Biography Book Report

Due Date:  Thursday, February 28, 2019

Assignment:  Design a poster (1/2 sized) that represents the person in the biography.

Front of the poster:

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

Back of the poster:   **Use complete sentences to answer the following questions.  Write the questions on the poster.

  • What are the years of the person’s birth and death? (If the person is still alive today, state that the person is still living.)
  • Why is this person famous?  (Write at least three sentences.)
  • What are some interesting facts about the person?  (Write at least five sentences.)
  • What do you admire most about this person?  (Write at least two sentences.)

 

 

February 11-15, 2019
Monday-Library visit for biography for book report (see below for rubric); answer text-dependent questions from Hatchet
Tuesday-characterization; complete evidence chart; write a newspaper article about Brian during the crash
Wednesday-characterization; read Chapters 3-4 of Hatchet; write a paragraph based on annotations about how Brian changes 
Thursday-claims; complete paragraph frame handout; write a claim that cites evidence from the text
Friday-characterization; read Chapter 5 of Hatchet; annotate evidence; answer text dependent questions

Biography Book Report

Due Date:  Thursday, February 28, 2019

Assignment:  Design a poster (1/2 sized) that represents the person in the biography.

Front of the poster:

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

Back of the poster:   **Use complete sentences to answer the following questions.  Write the questions on the poster.

  • What are the years of the person’s birth and death? (If the person is still alive today, state that the person is still living.)
  • Why is this person famous?  (Write at least three sentences.)
  • What are some interesting facts about the person?  (Write at least five sentences.)
  • What do you admire most about this person?  (Write at least two sentences.)

 

 


February 4-8, 2019
Monday-publishing (final draft) of speech/creating a visual
Tuesday-group presentation of speech/visual
Wednesday-characterization/summarizing; read Chapter 1 of Hatchet (Unit 3)
Thursday-citing evidence; read narrative nonfiction (survivor story-"Into the Darkness")
Friday-characterization; citing evidence; read Chapter 2 of Hatchet (Unit 3)

**The Extension Task will be for a major grade.

January 28-February 1, 2019
Monday-complete Structure:  Extension Task handout for Research Project (Extension Task/speech); brainstorming as a group
Tuesday-drafting of speech (one paragraph per person in group)
Wednesday-revising/editing of speech as a group
Thursday-publishing (final draft) of speech/creating a visual 
Friday-publishing (final draft) of speech/creating a visual

**The Extension Task will be for a major grade.

January 21-25, 2019
Monday-MLK Jr. Day-No School
Tuesday-Professional Development-No School
Wednesday-introduction to Extension Task (Research Project)
Thursday-research (note cards) on assigned person ("Famous Failure")
Friday-research (note cards/structure handout) on assigned person ("Famous Failure")

**The Extension Task will be for a major grade.


January 14-18, 2019
Monday-prewriting graphic organizer (J.K. Rowling/Steve Jobs commencement address)
Tuesday-drafting of essay for Culminating Writing Task
Wednesday-drafting of essay for Culminating Writing Task/revising of essay
Thursday-editing of essay for Culminating Writing Task/publishing of essay
Friday-introduction to Extension Task (Research Project)

**The Culminating Writing Task and Extension Task will be used for major grades.

DAILY HOMEWORK:    Homework each night is to finish any assignment that was not completed in class for that day.

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January 7-11, 2019
Monday-review "Casey at the Bat" and "The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination"/go over plot & character chart and Cold Read Task
Tuesday-central idea evidence chart ("The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination")
Wednesday-prewriting graphic organizer ("The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination")
Thursday-drafting of essay for Culminating Writing Task/introduction
Friday-drafting of essay for Culminating Writing Task/conclusion/revising
DAILY HOMEWORK:    Homework each night is to finish any assignment that was not completed in class for that day.


**HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS/NEW YEAR BREAK!!!
December 17-21, 2018
Monday-complete Cold-Read Task, Part 1
Tuesday-complete Cold-Read Task, Part 2
Wednesday-complete Cold-Read Task, Part 2
Thursday-read Achieve 3000 article-"Goodbye to Apple's Chief"/answer text-dependent questions/summarize the text
Friday-videos on Helen Keller/The Wright Brothers

**Folder and notebooks due Friday for a 2nd 9 weeks grade.

December 10-14, 2018
Monday-discuss "Casey at the Bat;" discuss plot/character chart & meaning of words and phrases chart (from last week)
Tuesday-read literary text; answer post reading questions
Wednesday-review theme; write theme statements
Thursday-complete T-chart comparing and contrasting how idea ("There are consequences to being arrogant") is conveyed in two texts
Friday-complete Cold-read task, Part 1
DAILY HOMEWORK:    Homework each night is to finish any assignment that was not completed in class for that day.  

December 3-7, 2018
Monday-Research Simulation Task (Unit 2 District Assessment)
Tuesday-Research Simulation Task (Unit 2 District Assessment)
Wednesday-Research Simulation Task (Unit 2 District Assessment) for classes that I did not meet with on Monday; read informational text /answer text dependent questions
Thursday-Read the poem "Casey at the Bat;" complete plot and characters chart
Friday-reread "Casey at the Bat;" complete meaning of words and phrases chart
DAILY HOMEWORK:    Homework each night is to finish any assignment that was not completed in class for that day.  

Welcome Back!!!!
November 26-30, 2018
Monday-read "Overcoming Obstacles:  How Your Biggest Failure Can Lead to Your Success;" complete central idea/summary handout (Sections 1-2)
Tuesday-review "Overcoming Obstacles:  How Your Biggest Failure Can Lead to Your Success;" complete central idea/summary handout (Section 3/write summary)
Wednesday-evaluate quotes to determine if they support/contradict a claim from another text/complete evidence chart
Thursday-review author's point of view/purpose/SOAPStone handout; PBIS FALL FESTIVAL
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 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