Weekly Agendas - March

 

 

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4

Please remember, agendas are flexible and subject to change.

{updated 3/28/18 @ 8:12 a.m.}

 

Week 1

Monday - 3/5 - FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE, ABSENT, OR REDO FOR 3RD QUARTER.
C - D - E - F - A - B

  • Read.
  • Add materials to English Folder.
  • Notice and Note - Big Question #1: What surprised me?
  • Together we did a close reading of the article "Are Competitive Sports Bad for Kids?" [PDF]. Your purpose for reading today is to look for things that surprised you.
  • With a partner, read "Get Off That Couch and Play!" [PDF]. Look for things that surprised you.
    HW: Finish class work, if necessary. Catch up on absent or missing work, which is due Friday.

 

Tuesday - 3/6 - FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE, ABSENT, OR REDO WORK FOR 3RD QUARTER.
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Read.
  • Continue our close reading of the article "Are Competitive Sports Bad for Kids?" [PDF]. Today your purpose for reading to to look at the pros and cons of competitive sports for kids.
  • Journal Entry #17 - Create a T-chart. Label the left side "PROS" and the right side "CONS." Leave a space at the bottom of the page for "OTHER." Transfer your margin notes from the article into your chart.
  • With a partner, Read "Get Off That Couch and Play!" [PDF]. Look at the pros and cons of competitive sports for kids.
    HW: Finish class work, if necessary. Catch up on absent or missing work, which is due Friday.

 

Wednesday - 3/7 - FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE, ABSENT, OR REDO WORK FOR 3RD QUARTER.
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Read.
  • Review notes in JE #17 for "Get Off That Couch and Play!"
  • Notice and Note - Big Question #2: What does the author think I already know?
  • Read and annotate the article "Listening to Widsdom from a 10-Year-Old Son about His Head Injury" [PDF]. You have two purposes for reading today: 1) To look for things that the author thinks you already know; and 2) To look for things that surprised you.
  • Add text information to your Sources Page.
    HW:
    1) Finish class work, if necessary. 2) Catch up on absent or missing work, which is due Friday.

 

Thursday - 3/8 - TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE, ABSENT, OR REDO WORK FOR 3RD QUARTER.
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Read.
  • Watch TedEd Talk: What Happens When You Have a Concussion?
  • Review "Listening to Widsdom from a 10-Year-Old Son about His Head Injury" [PDF]. Add another purpose for reading: Look at the pros and cons of competitive sports for kids.
  • Journal Entry #18 - Create a T-chart. Label the left side "PROS" and the right side "CONS." Leave a space at the bottom of the page for "OTHER." Transfer your margin notes from the article "Listening to Widsdom from a 10-Year-Old Son about His Head Injury" [PDF] into your chart.
    HW:
    1) Finish class work, if necessary. 2) Catch up on absent or missing work, which is due tomorrow.

 

Friday - 3/9 - TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE, ABSENT, OR REDO WORK FOR 3RD QUARTER.
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Library Time.

 

Week 2

Monday - 3/12
E - F - A - B - C - D

 

Tuesday - 3/13
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Read.
  • Correct Power Sentences Review. Turn in.
  • Notice and Note Big Question #3: What challenged, changed, or confirmed your thinking?
  • Read and annotate the article "What Playing Sports Teaches Kids . . ." [PDF]. Are purposes for reading are 1) To find things that surprised you; 2) To look for things that author thought you already knew and get clarification, if necessary; and 3) To look for things that challenged, changed, or confirmed your thinking.
    HW: 1) Finish class work, if necessary. 2) Get your 3rd Quarter Independent Reading Log signed. Due tomorrow. 3) Catch up on missing, absent, and re-do work from last week and this week. Due Friday.

 

Wednesday - 3/14
C - D - E - F - A - B

  • Read.
  • Turn in Independent Reading Logs.
  • Review notations on yesterday's article.
  • Continue annotating "What Playing Sports Teaches Kids . . ." [PDF]. Add another purpose for reading: Look at the pros and cons of competitive sports for kids.
  • Journal Entry #18, continued - Add your margin notes to the PROS/CONS/OTHERS chart.
  • Journal Entry #19 - Sports Poem. Click here for examples and directions.
    HW: 1) Finish class work, if necessary. 2) Get your 3rd Quarter Independent Reading Log signed and ready to turn in, if you haven't already. Friday is the last day to turn them in. 3) Catch up on missing, absent, and re-do work from last week and this week. Due Friday.

 

Thursday - 3/15 - TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE WORK FROM THIS WEEK or LAST WEEK.
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Read.
  • Turn in Independent Reading Logs, if you haven't already.
  • Review JE #18.
  • Read and annotate EITHER "Sports Teach Kids Valuable Lessons" [PDF] OR "Give Children Variety and Time Off" [PDF]. Your purposes for reading are to look for the 3 Big Questions and to look for ideas related to the pros and cons of competitive sports for kids.
  • Journal Entry #20 - Create a T-chart. Label the left side "PROS" and the right side "CONS." Leave a space at the bottom of the page for "OTHER." Transfer your margin notes from the article you chose to read into your chart.
    HW: 1) Finish class work, if necessary. 2) Get your 3rd Quarter Independent Reading Log signed. Tomorrow is the last day to turn them in. 3) Catch up on missing, absent, and re-do work from last week and this week. Due tomorrow. 4) Journal Entries #11 - 20 are due tomorrow.

 

Friday - 3/16 - TODAY IS THE LAST DAY OF 3RD QUARTER. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE WORK FROM THIS WEEK or LAST WEEK.
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Turn in Independent Reading Logs, if you haven't already.
  • Turn in Journal Entries #11 - 20.
  • Turn in annotated articles #4 & #5.
  • Word Study - Unit 7
    • Pretest; Test date - 3/23.
    • Complete Practice Sheet [PDF]. Due - 3/23.

 

Week 3

Monday - 3/19
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Read.
  • Learn about how to correctly punctuate and capitalize titles. If you missed the lesson in class, you can review the guidelines given here.
  • Complete Punctuating Title WS [PDF].
  • Journal Entry #21 – Favorite Sport – Write about a favorite sport or activity that you like to participate in or watch. Explain why you like the sport. What makes you want to continue watching or participating? Minimum 3/4 page.
    HW: Finish class work, if necessary.
 

Tuesday - 3/20
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Read.
  • Correct Punctuating Title WS. Turn in.
  • Journal Entry #22 - Should kids play competitive sports? Read online articles from this page on whether kids should or shouldn't play competitive sports. Remember you're looking for evidence to support your position. Voices of authority and facts and statistics are always good choices. Write your notes in your journal. Be sure to keep track of your sources on your journal page.
    HW: Journal Entry #23 - BHH - Write about the book you're reading. Tell me about 1) Something you find interesting; 2) Something you're learning; and 3) Something you're feeling. Refer to page 22 in your English Folder for additional writing ideas related to Book/Head/Heart. Minimum 3/4 page.

 

Wednesday - 3/21
E - F - A - B - C - D

  • Read.
  • Journal Entry #22, continued - Should kids play competitive sports? Read articles from this page on whether kids should or shouldn't play competitive sports. Remember you're looking for evidence to support your position. Voices of authority and numbers and statistics are always good choices. Write your notes in your journal. Be sure to keep track of your sources on your journal page or on your sources sheet.
    HW:
    Journal Entry #24 - Recipe Poem. Click here for examples and directions.

 

Thursday - 3/22
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Read.
  • Share JE #23.
  • Journal Entry #22, continued. - Should kids play competitive sports? Read one to two online articles from this page on whether kids should or shouldn't play competitive sports. Remember you're looking for evidence to support your position. Voices of authority and numbers and statistics are always good choices. Write your notes in your journal. Be sure to keep track of your sources on your journal page or on your sources sheet.
    HW: Unit 7 Word Study and Practice Sheet
    [PDF] due tomorrow. Study for the Unit 7 test. Use this Quizlet to study.

 

Friday - 3/23
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Word Study - Unit 7
    • Correct Practice Sheet [PDF]. Turn in with Word Study Sheet.
    • Test on Unit 7.

 

Week 4

Monday - 3/26
C - D - E - F - A - B

  • Read.
  • Add pages to English Folder.
  • Writers' Workshop: Planning an argument using Boxes and Bullets essay structure.
  • Journal Entry #25 - Boxes and Bullets for Competitive Sports - Make a plan for the three body paragraphs of your competitive sports essay. Using boxes and bullets, plan how you're going to organize and discuss your ideas on competitive sports for kids.
    HW: Finish class work, if necessary.

 

Tuesday - 3/27
B - C - D - E - F - A

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

 

Wednesday - 3/28
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Read.
  • Correct Outlining Practice WS - 1.
  • Journal Entry #26 - Outlining Practice - Using "The Best Pets are Pigs" as a model, create a topic outline for the topic: The Best _____ Are _____. Use correct outlining format. Click here for an example.
    HW:
    Complete Outlining Practice WS - 2 [PDF].

 

Thursday - 3/29
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Read.
  • Share Journal Entry #26.
  • Review Outlining Practice WS - 2. Turn in.
  • Journal Entry #27 - The Best _____ Are _____. Use the ideas from the topic outline you created in JE #26 and write a correctly formatted sentence outline. Be sure to add transitional words and phrases and use complete sentences. Click here for an example.
    HW:
    None! Have a great Spring Break!

 

Friday - 3/30 - Spring Break Starts - No School

 

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