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Thursday or Friday, May 23 or 24, 2019

posted May 23, 2019, 8:54 AM by Chloe Smith

We are going to have a 45-minute testing session for people who need to finish up the SBAC. If you are done with the test, this is what you can work on: 
  1. Finish giving peer editing if you haven't done that yet.
  2. Make changes to your essay based on your partner's feedback.
  3. Get feedback from Ms Smith, make changes, and complete and submit your final draft.
  4. Read or update your books chart, if that's still not done.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

posted May 21, 2019, 9:03 AM by Chloe Smith   [ updated May 21, 2019, 3:28 PM ]

If you are NOT done with your SBAC test:
  1. Put your backpack at the back of the room
  2. Get yourself a chromebook
  3. Try your best to finish today
If you ARE done with your SBAC test:
  1. Finish your "Books of 2018-19 Chart" (due tonight)
  2. Revise your Bone Black essay based on your peer feedback
  3. Read quietly

Friday, May 10, 2019

posted May 10, 2019, 8:29 AM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  •  I can understand the way the SBAC test questions are phrased, so I know what is being asked of me. 
Warm-up: Use the first few minutes of class to read the handout text on Jane Goodall. 

HW: None - have a restful weekend!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

posted May 7, 2019, 9:17 PM by Chloe Smith   [ updated May 7, 2019, 9:17 PM ]

Objective: 
  •  I can use a rubric to check my work and give feedback to a classmate as I turn my essay rough draft into a second draft.
Warm-up: Use the first few minutes of class to read quietly.

HW:
  • Finish Books of 2018-19 document by Friday

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

posted May 7, 2019, 8:33 AM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  •  I can identify common errors in my writing and understand how and why to fix them.
Warm-up: Warm-up: Make a new entry in your notebook, called Reading Reflection 22. Under the heading, write:
  1. The title of your book and the page you are on (You can also put “Finished” if you just finished a book).

  2. Pick one focus from the “Independent Reading Log Sentence Starters” handout, and write at least 5 sentences about your book. You do not have to use the sentence starters, although you may if that is helpful to you.


HW: Read + Books of 2018-19 due Friday

Monday, May 6, 2019

posted May 5, 2019, 9:52 PM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  •  I can organize and explain my argument about how sexism, racism, or poverty impacted bell hooks' childhood.
Warm-up: Use the first few minutes of class to read quietly.

HW:
  • Finish Books of 2018-19 document by Friday

Thursday, May 2, 2019

posted May 2, 2019, 8:30 AM by Chloe Smith   [ updated May 2, 2019, 12:39 PM ]

Objective: 
  •  I can organize and explain my argument about how sexism, racism, or poverty impacted bell hooks' childhood.
Warm-up: Use the first few minutes of class to read quietly.

HW:
  • Finish Books of 2018-19 document by May 10

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

posted May 1, 2019, 8:23 AM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  •  I can organize and explain my argument about how sexism, racism, or poverty impacted bell hooks' childhood.
Warm-up: Get out your completed essay outline. Then use the first few minutes of class to read silently.

HW:
  • Read + Post-its #79-80 due Block Day
  • Finish Books of 2018-19 document by May 10

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

posted Apr 30, 2019, 8:22 AM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  •  I can finalize my thesis statement and plan out my essay on Bone Black.
Warm-up: 
1. Make an entry in your notebook called hooks Essay Thesis Statements and glue the half-sheet into it.
2. Read through the thesis statements on the page, and star three that you think are insightful, high-level, and supported by the text.

HW:
  • Read + Post-its #79-80 due Block Day
  • Finish Books of 2018-19 document by May 10

Monday, April 29, 2019

posted Apr 28, 2019, 9:16 PM by Chloe Smith

Objective: 
  •  I can refine my interpretation about how sexism, racism, or poverty impacted bell hooks' life.
  • I can review the guidelines for organizing analytical writing, and begin planning my essay.
Warm-up: Use the first few minutes of class to read silently.

HW:
  • Read + Post-its #79-80 due Block Day
  • Finish Books of 2018-19 document by May 10

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