Weekly Agendas - April

 

 

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

Please remember, agendas are flexible and subject to change.

updated 4/27/16 @ 10:23 a.m.

Week 1

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

  • DOL - Week #8: Subject-Verb Agreement with Compound Subjects.
  • Return journal entries #11 - 20.
  • Writers' Workshop: Bolstering Positions by Adding Relevant Evidence -- Making Quotations Work for You.
  • Complete Making Quotes Work for You WS [PDF].
    HW: Journal Entry #21 - Look back through your evidence notes, articles, and outline and find at least two quotes that you can incorporate into your essay. Write your evidence using the quotes the way we discussed in class - transition in, quote, citation, discussion. Use pages 19 - 20 in your English folder to find examples and to get some tips on how to make quotes work for you.

 

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

  • DOL
  • Review Making Quotes Work for You WS. Turn in.
  • Share JE #21.
  • Journal Entry #22 - Essay Flash Draft: Using your outline and quotes, (JEs #20 & 21) 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: Catch up on your Journal Entries and finish JE #22.

 

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

  • DOL
  • Writings Workshop: Writing an Introduction to a Argumentative Essay. Read pages 23 and 25 in your English folder.
  • Journal Entry #23 - Using pages 23 and 25 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.

    HW: Grammar Book - Read p. 155 - 156. Do Exercise 8, p. 156 - EVENS ONLY. Do Exercise 9, p. 157 - EVENS ONLY. For each exercise, write out the sentence using the correct verb. Underline the subjects once and the verb(s) twice.

 

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

  • DOL - Turn in.
  • Correct grammar book exercises. Turn in.
  • Writers' Workshop: Crafting Essay Conclusions. Read pages 24 and 26 in your English Folder.
  • Journal Entry #24 - 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:
    Subject-Verb Agreement WS - 3 [PDF].

 

Friday - 4/8
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Correct Subject-Verb Agreement WS - 3. Turn in.
  • Word Study - Unit 8
    • Pretest; Test date - 4/15.
    • Complete Practice Sheet [PDF]. Due - 4/15.


Week 2


Monday - 4/11
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • DOL - Week #9: Identifying compound sentences.
  • Writers' Workshop: Addressing a Counterargument
  • Journal Entry #25 - Find a place in your essay (Journal Entry #22) where you can address a counterclaim. Write a flash draft of the revised paragraph in your journal.
    HW:
    Grammar Book - Review pages 130 - 133. Do Exercise 3, page 133 - 134. Write out the sentences. Underline the subjects once and the verbs twice. Then label the sentence simple or compound.

 

Tuesday - 4/12
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • DOL
  • Correct grammar book assignment. Turn in.
  • Lit Book - Read "Find Sources," page 634 - 635.
  • Journal Entry #26 - Works Cited Page Sample: Copy the Works Cited page found in the Lit Book on page 647 exactly as written. Click here to see a copy of the Lit Book page.
    HW: Complete Compound Sentences WS - 1 [PDF].

 

Wednesday - 4/13
E - F - A - B - C - D

  • DOL
  • Correct Compound Sentences WS - 1. Turn in.
  • Review JE #26.
  • Do the Formatting a Works Cited Page WS [PDF].
    HW: Complete "Earthlings Unite!" (one side only) [PDF].

Thursday - 4/14
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • DOL - Turn in.
  • Review "Earthlings Unite!" KEEP.
  • Review the Works Cited Page WS. KEEP.
  • Journal Entry #27 - Create a Works Cited page using the sources from the worksheet [PDF]. Remember to:
    • alphabetize the sources by last name of author or title
    • skip lines
    • use a hanging indent
  • Complete "The Joystick of Learning" WS [PDF].
    HW:
    1) Unit 8 Word Study and Practice Sheet due tomorrow. 2) Review for tomorrow's Unit 8 test.

 

Friday - 4/15
D - E - F - A - B - C

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

 

Week 3

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

  • DOL - Week #10: Writing compound sentences using a comma and coordinating conjunction or semicolon.
  • Review "Joystick of Learning" from last Thursday. Turn in.
  • Review Journal Entry #27.
  • Journal Entry #28 - Sports Essay - Works Cited Draft. Create a draft of the Works Cited page for your competitive sports essay. You should have 5 to 8 sources on your Works Cited page.

ARTICLES READ IN CLASS:

    "Listening to Wisdom from a 10-Year-Old Son about His Head Injury" by Adam Buckley Cohen from The New York Times. November 28, 2009. (newspaper)

    "Get Off That Couch and Play!" by Eileen Booker from Sports World. May 14, 2014. (magazine)

    "Pushing Too Hard Too Young" by Jacqueline Stenson from MSNBC. April 29, 2004. (internet)

    "Give Children Variety and Time Off" by David Geier from The New York Times. October 11, 2013. (newspaper)

    "Sports Teach Kids Valuable Lessons" by Stephen D. Keener from The New York Times. October 10, 2013. (newspaper)

    COMPETITIVE SPORTS LINKS ONLINE


HW: Get Journal Entries #21 - 28 ready to turn in tomorrow. We will do JE #29 & 30 in class.

 

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

  • DOL
  • Share Competitive Sports Essays.
  • Journal Entry #29 - Review and complete the Argument Writing Checklist. This is not available online; you need to get one from Mrs. Hatzi.
  • Journal Entry #30 - Write a self-assessment of your essay.
    • What parts came easily? What are you proud of? (1 paragraph)
    • What parts were challenging? What could you use more help with? (1 paragraph)
    • What are your process and writing goals for next time? (3 - 5 bullet points)
  • Turn in Journal Entries #21 - 30.
  • Turn in Sources Page.

HW: Grammar Book - Read p. 424. Do Exercise 6, p. 424 - 425. Follow the book directions.


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

  • DOL
  • Correct grammar book assignment. Turn in.
  • Journal Entry #31 - Start reading and researching for your argumentative essay. You will be reading 4 - 6 articles. Make a PROS / CONS / OTHER chart for each article you read. Remember to keep track of your sources--this time, on a piece of binder paper.
    HW: Complete Compound Sentences WS -1A [PDF].

 

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

  • DOL - Turn in.
  • Correct Compound Sentences WS - 1A. Turn in.
  • Journal Entry #31, continued - Continue reading and researching for your argumentative essay. You will be reading 4 - 6 articles. Make a PROS / CONS / OTHER chart for each article you read. Remember to keep track of your sources.
    HW:
    Get your SSR Reading Logs ready to turn in tomorrow. NO LATE SSR LOGS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

Friday - 4/22
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Turn in SSR Reading Logs.
  • Unit 9 Word Study
    • Pretest - Test date: 4/29
    • Practice Sheet [PDF] and Word Study Sheet due: 4/29

 

Week 4


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

  • Grammar Book:
      • Read page 297. Do Exercise 3, p. 298. Read each sentence and decide if it needs a comma or not. If the sentence does need a comma, rewrite it and add the comma. Two of the sentences are correct and don't need to be re-written.
      • Read page 310. Do Exercise 10, p. 311. Read each sentence and decide if it needs a semicolon in place of a comma or not. If the sentence does need a semicolon, rewrite it and add the semicolon(s). Three of the sentences are correct and don’t need to be re-written.
    • Do a Close Reading of the article: "Study: No Helmet Brand Can Save Football Players from Concussion Risk." [PDF]

    HW: 1) Finish class work. 2) Independent Reading - Make an entry in your SSR Log.

     

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

    • DOL - Week #11: Writing compound sentences using conjunctive adverbs.
    • Correct GB exercises. Turn in.
    • Review article: "No Helmet Brand Can Save Football Players." Turn in.
    • Writers' Workshop: Reading with a Critical Eye - Read article "Seeds of Innovation: Bringing a Game Changing Helmet to Market" [PDF]
      HW: Complete Compound Sentences WS - 2 [PDF] .

     

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

    • DOL
    • Correct Compound Sentences WS - 2. Turn in.
    • Journal Entry #32 - Evidence Notes for your Argumentative Essay.
      • Take a position.
      • Write a claim (topic + position) at the top of your paper.
      • Continue reading and researching for your argumentative essay.
      • Remember to keep track of your sources.

      HW: Continue reading and researching for your argumentative essay at home. Links for Argument Essay articles and online research.

     

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

    • DOL - Turn in.
    • Journal Entry #32, continued - Evidence Notes for your Argumentative Essay.
      • Take a position.
      • Write a claim (topic + position) at the top of your paper.
      • Continue reading and researching for your argumentative essay.
      • Remember to keep track of your sources.

      HW: Unit 9 Word Study Practice Sheet [PDF] and Word Study Sheet due tomorrow. Review for test.

     

    Friday - 4/29
    B - C - D - E - F - A

    • Unit 9 Word Study.
      • Turn in Practice & Word Study sheets.
      • Test on Unit 9.

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