Weekly Agendas - February 

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

Please remember, agendas are flexible and subject to change.

{updated 2/28/17 @ 9:29 p.m.}

 

WEEK 1

Monday - 2/6
E - F - A - B - C - D

 

Tuesday - 2/7
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Read.
  • Review chart for "Veto on Video Games." Turn in.
  • Continue working on Power Sentences - Using Prepositional Phrases. Practice Packet
    HW: Finish class work, if necessary.

 

Wednesday - 2/8
C - D - E - F - A - B

  • Read.
  • Review Power Sentences - Using Prepositional Phrases. Turn in.
  • Return Scrooge essays.
  • Journal Entry #6: "Veto on Video Games" Letter - Use your notes from the "Veto on Video Games" evidence chart to write a response to the article. Respond to at least three of the different points that the author made in the article. Minimum 1/2 page.
    HW: 1) Finish class work, if necessary. 2) Complete Fact vs Opinion WS - 1 [PDF].

 

Thursday - 2/9
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Read.
  • Review Fact vs Opinion WS - 1. Turn in.
  • Journal Entry #7: Cookie Challenge - Make a two-column chart on your paper. Label the left side FACTS and the right side OPINIONS. Make a list of at least four facts and four opinions about your cookie. At the bottom of the page, persuade me that your cookie is the best. Try and use at least three different types of evidence.
    HW: Unit 5 Word Study and Practice Sheet - side 1 [PDF] / side 2 [printable web page] due tomorrow. Study for tomorrow's test. Use this Quizlet to study Unit 5 words and word parts.

 

Friday - 2/10
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Unit 5 Word Study
    • Correct and turn in Unit 5 Word Study and Practice Sheet.
    • Test on Unit 5.


WEEK 2

Monday - 2/13 - HOLIDAY ~ NO SCHOOL

Tuesday - 2/14
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Read.
  • Lit Book - Read "The Tejano Soul of San Antonio," p. 147. You can access the article here.
  • Journal Entry #8: Facts and Opinions in "Tejano Soul" - Make a two column chart. Label the left side FACTS and the right side OPINIONS. Make a list of at least five facts and five opinions expressed in the article.
  • Journal Entry #9: Favorite Place - Write about a place that you love, the way Ms. Cisneros did in "Tejano Soul." Try and use a balance of facts and opinions as you describe this place and why you like it so much. Minimum 1/2 page.
    HW: 1) Finish class work, if necessary. 2) Catch up on ** Journal Entries #1 - 10 - DUE FRIDAY.

 

Wednesday - 2/15
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Read.
  • Review Journal Entries #8 & #9.
  • Read and take notes on the article "Fact vs. Opinion: Know the Difference" [PDF].
    HW: 1) Finish class work, if necessary. 2) Catch up on ** Journal Entries #1 - 10 - DUE FRIDAY.

 

Thursday - 2/16
E - F - A - B - C - D

  • Read.
  • Review "Fact vs. Opinion: Know the Difference." KEEP.
  • Writers' Workshop: Writing a Summary.
  • Journal Entry #10 - Summary and Response to "Fact vs Opinion."
    • In the first paragraph, use your article notes to write a paragraph summarizing the main ideas from the article.
    • Use the ATAAC method to write a topic sentence. Here's an example you can use: In the Money magazine article, "Fact vs Opinion: Know the Difference," by Gladys Edmunds, the author tells us that it's important to recognize the difference between a fact and an opinion.
    • In a second paragraph, reflect on the article and discuss whether you agree or disagree with the author and explain why you feel that way. Be sure to include topic sentences and transitional words and phrases.
      HW: Catch up on ** Journal Entries #1 - 10 - DUE TOMORROW.

 

Friday - 2/17
E - F - A - B - C - D

  • Turn in Journal Entries #1 - 10.
  • Library Time.

 

WEEK 3

Monday - 2/20 - HOLIDAY ~ NO SCHOOL

 

Tuesday - 2/21
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Read.
  • Read and answer questions for article "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Do I See Myself as Others Do?" [PDF]
  • Journal Entry #11 - "Mirror, Mirror..."
    • Part I - Using the ATAAC format, write a topic sentence for a summary of the article "Mirror, Mirror." You're not writing the entire summary, just the topic sentence, as practice.
    • Part II - Write a paragraph response to the article. Discuss three points the author made and explain why you agree or disagree with each point.

    HW: Finish class work, if necessary.

 

Wednesday - 2/22
C - D - E - F - A - B

  • Read.
  • Review "Mirror, Mirror" article questions and JE #11.
  • Review Evaluating Sources notes.
    HW: Complete Evaluating Sources WS [PDF].

 

Thursday - 2/23
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Read.
  • Review Evaluating Sources WS. Turn in.
  • Journal Entry #12 - Flash Draft: Should kids play competitive sports? Why or why not? Challenge yourself to write for 8 minutes without stopping.
  • Complete Punctuating Titles WS [PDF].
    HW: 1) Finish class work. 2) Reading Response Logs are due tomorrow. Late RR Logs are not accepted!!

 

Friday - 2/24
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Turn in Punctuating Titles WS.
  • Turn in Reading Response Logs.
  • Word Study - Unit 6
    • Pretest; Test Date - 3/3
    • Practice Sheet due -3/3 [PDF]

 

 

WEEK 4

Monday - 2/27
A - B - C - D - E - F

 

Tuesday - 2/28
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Read.
  • Review Power Sentences: Using Appositives. Turn in.
  • Notice and Note - Big Question #1: What surprised me?
  • Do a close reading of the article "Are Competitive Sports Bad for Kids?" [PDF]. You have two purposes for reading: 1) To look at the pros and cons of competitive sports for kids; and 2) To look for things that surprised you.
    HW:
    1) Finish class work, if necessary. 2) Reading Independent Reading book for 20 minutes. Make an entry in your Reading Response Log.

 

Wednesday - 3/1 - Assembly Schedule
E - F - A - B - C - D

  • Read. Make an entry in your Reading Response Log.
  • Read and respond to article "Huh? Teens, Tweens Suffer Hearing Loss" [PDF].

 

Thursday - 3/2
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Read.
  • Read article “Yeti-like Monster Gives Staid Town in Illinois a Fright” [PDF].
  • Journal Entry #13 - Write a paragraph describing three things from the article that surprised you and explain why you found those things surprising. You might want to use the sentence starters from the Notice & Note Nonfiction hand-out in your English Folder (green sheet).
    HW:
    Unit 6 Word Study and Practice Sheet [PDF] due tomorrow. Study for Unit 6 Test.

 

Friday - 3/3
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Word Study - Unit 6
    • Correct Practice Sheet [PDF]. Turn in with Word Study Sheet.
    • Test on Unit 6.

     

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