Weekly Agendas - April

 

 

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

Please remember, agendas are flexible and subject to change.

updated 4/27/17 @ 6:08 p.m.

Week 1

Monday - 4/3
E - F - A - B - C - D

  • Read.
  • Add pages to English Folder.
  • Writers' Workshop: Planning an argument using Boxes and Bullets essay structure.
  • Journal Entry #21 - Boxes and Bullets for Competitive Sports - In your journal, do a quick plan of how you're going to organize and discuss your ideas on competitive sports for kids.
    HW: Finish class work, if necessary.

 

Tuesday - 4/4
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Read.
  • Writers' Workshop: Planning an argument using a formal outline structure.
  • Complete Outlining Practice WS - 1 [PDF].
    HW: Finish class work, if necessary.

 

Wednesday - 4/5
C - D - E - F - A - B

  • Read.
  • Review Outlining Practice WS - 1. Turn in.
  • Writers' Workshop: Planning an argument using a formal outline structure.
  • Journal Entry #22 - In your journal, create a formal sentence outline for the three body paragraphs of your competitive sports essay. Use your boxes and bullets plan (JE #21) and the models in your English Folder to help guide you.
    HW: Finish class work, if necessary.

 

Thursday - 4/6
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Read.
  • Writers' Workshop: Bolstering Positions by Adding Relevant Evidence -- Making Quotations Work for You.
  • Look back through your evidence notes and articles and find two quotes that you can incorporate into your essay.
  • (Periods A, B, C, and F) Journal Entry #23 - Using Quotes - Find two quotes that you could add to your outline and write them as discussed in class. Make sure to 1) Transition In, 2) Quote, 3) Cite, and 4) Discuss. Refer to your English Folder for examples.
  • (Period E) Journal Entry #23 - Essay Flash Draft: Using your outline and quotes, (JEs #22 & 23) as guides, write a flash draft of the three body paragraphs for your essay on competitive sports. Remember to incorporate two quotations into your draft, as well as transitional words and phrases to connect ideas.
    HW:
    Finish class work, if necessary.

 

Friday - 4/7
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Word Study - Unit 8
    • Pretest; Test date - 4/21.
    • Complete Practice Sheet [PDF]. Due - 4/21.


Week 2 - Spring Break - 4/10-4/17

Week 3 Week 3

Tuesday - 4/18
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Read.
  • (Periods A, B, C, and F) Journal Entry #24 - Essay Flash Draft: Using your outline and quotes, (JEs #22 & 23) as guides, write a flash draft of the three body paragraphs for your essay on competitive sports. Remember to incorporate two quotations into your draft, as well as transitional words and phrases to connect ideas.
  • (Period E) Journal Entry #24 - Using Quotes - Find two quotes that you could add to your outline and write them as discussed in class. Make sure to 1) Transition In, 2) Quote, 3) Cite, and 4) Discuss. Refer to your English Folder for examples.
    HW: Finish class work, if necessary.

 

Wednesday - 4/19
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Read.
  • Writings Workshop: Writing an Introduction and Conclusion to a Argumentative Essay.
  • Journal Entry #25 - Using the examples in your English Folder to guide you, write a draft of an introduction for your competitive sports essay. Remember that your introductory paragraph needs to have the following parts:
    • A lead that grabs the reader's attention.
    • Some background information explaining why this topic is important and mentioning the other side of the issue.
    • A thesis statement that contains the topic + your position or claim + a forecast of your reasons in support of your claim.
  • Journal Entry #26 - Competitive Sports Concluding Paragraph: Write a draft of a conclusion for your competitive sports essay. Remember that your concluding paragraph needs to have a summary statement that restates the main points of your claim and a strong finish at the end.

HW: Finish class work, if necessary.


Thursday - 4/20
E
- F - A - B - C - D

  • Read.
  • Writers' Workshop: Addressing a Counterargument
  • Journal Entry #27 - Find a place in your essay (Journal Entry #24) where you can address a counterclaim. Write a flash draft of the revised paragraph in your journal.
    HW:
    1) Unit 8 Word Study and Practice Sheet due tomorrow. 2) Review for tomorrow's Unit 8 test. 3) Finish class work, if necessary.

 

Friday - 4/21
E
- F - A - B - C - D

  • Word Study - Unit 8
    • Turn in Word Study and Practice Sheet.
    • Take Unit 8 Test.

 

 

Week 4

Monday - 4/24
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Read.
  • Power Sentences - Using Compound Sentences - Part I.
    • Info Sheet [PDF]
    • Practice Packet [PDF]

    HW: Finish class work, if necessary. Catch-up on Journal Entries #21 - 30. Due Thursday.

 

Tuesday - 4/25
C - D - E - F - A - B

  • Read.
  • Review Power Sentences - Using Compound Senteces Part I Practice. Turn in.
  • Journal Entry #28 - Create a Works Cited page for your competitive sports essay. You should have eight sources. Use your Sources Page and the hand-outs in your English Folder to help you.
    HW:
    Outlining Practice WS - 2 [PDF] . Catch-up on Journal Entries #21 - 30. Due Thursday.

 

Wednesday - 4/26
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Read.
  • Journal Entry #29 - Self-Assessment Form.
  • Journal Entry #30 - Self Reflection Questions. 1) What parts of writing your essay came easily to you? What are you proud of? (1 paragraph); 2) What parts of writing your essay did you find challenging? What do you still need help with? (1 paragraph); and 3) Write 3 - 5 specific goals for the next essay that you're going to write. What do you want to work on? What are you going to try and do better?
    HW:
    Finish class work, if necessary. Journal Entries #21 - 30 are due tomorrow.

 

Thursday - 4/27
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Turn in Journal Entries #21 - 30.
  • Reading Assessment.
  • Journal Entry #31 - After the Reading Assessment, write down the following information:
    • your lexile score
    • a goal for a lexile score you'd like to have on your next assessment
    • a list of three recommended titles you might like to read

    HW: Read your Independent Reading book and make an entry in your Reading Response Log.

 

Friday - 4/28
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Select LC (Literature Circle) books.
  • Library Time.

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