Weekly Agendas - May & June

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6

*** Please remember, agendas are flexible and subject to change.***

updated 6/5/17 @ 12:02 p.m.

Week 1

Monday - 5/1
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Read.
  • Journal Entry #32 - P/C/O Chart - Start reading and researching for your argument essay. You will have three days to read 4 - 6 articles. Make a PROS / CONS / OTHER chart to keep track of your notes as you read. Remember to keep track of your sources--this time, on a piece of binder paper.
    HW: Reading Response Logs are due tomorrow. NO LATE LOGS ACCEPTED!!
    • Period A (6 entries) - 3/27, 3/31, 4/5, 4/25, 4/27, 4/28
    • Period B (4 entries) - 3/31, 4/24, 4/27, 4/28
    • Period C (6 entries) - 3/31, 4/3, 4/20, 4/27, 4/28, 5/2
    • Period E (6 entries) - 3/29, 3/31, 4/18, 4/27, 4/27, 4/28
    • Period F (6 entries) - 3/28, 3/31, 4/6, 4/26, 4/27, 4/28

 

Tuesday - 5/2
E - F - A - B - C - D

  • Read.
  • Turn in Reading Response Logs.
  • Lit Circle Meeting #1: 1) Sign-out books. 2) Review calendar and set reading goals with your group.
  • Journal Entry #33 - Prediction Chart - Make a three column chart. Label the columns: Predict/Support/Wonder. Make four predictions about your Literature Circle book in the Predict column. Explain what you're basing each prediction on in the Support column. Ask a question about the story that's related to your prediction in the Wonder column. Example--Predict: The book is going to involve a family with three sisters. Support: I'm basing my prediction on the three girls who look alike on the cover. Wonder: I wonder how old the girls are.
    HW:
    Complete "Earthlings Unite!" (one side only) [PDF].

 

Wednesday - 5/3
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Read.
  • Review "Earthlings Unite!" Keep.
  • Journal Entry #32, continued - Continue reading and adding notes to your PROS / CONS / OTHER chart for your argument essay. Remember to keep track of your sources.

    HW: Complete "The Joystick of Learning" [PDF].

 

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

  • Read.
  • Review "Joystick of Learning." Turn in.
  • Journal Entry #34 - Evidence Notes for your Argument Essay.
    • Take a position.
    • Write a claim (topic + position) at the top of your paper.
    • Continue reading and researching for your argument 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.

 

Friday - 5/5
C - D - E - F - A - B

  • Unit 9 Word Study
    • Test date: 5/12
    • Practice Sheet [PDF] and Word Study Sheet due: 5/12

 

Week 2

Monday - 5/8
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Read/Review Unit 9 Word Study words for students who were absent on Friday. Test date: 5/12. Practice Sheet [PDF] and Word Study Sheet due Friday, 5/12.
  • Power Sentences - Using Compound Sentences - Part II.
    • Info Sheet [PDF]
    • Practice Packet [PDF]

    HW: 1) Finish class work. 2) Read LC book.

 

Tuesday - 5/9
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Read.
  • Review Power Sentences - Using Compound Sentences - Part II. Turn in.
  • Journal Entry #35 - Write a boxes and bullets plan for your argument essay. Refer to your English Folder to help you. Be sure to include at least one quote and one statistic, and a paragraph plan that addresses and rebuts a counterclaim.
    HW: 1) Finish class work. 2) Read LC book.

 

Wednesday - 5/10
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Read.
  • Journal Entry #36 - Using your boxes and bullets plan from JE #35, create a sentence outline for the body paragraphs of your essay ( II, III, and IV). Refer to your English folder to help you. Be sure to include a plan to address and rebut a counterargument and to include at least one quote and one statistic in your body paragraphs.
    HW: 1) Finish class work. 2) Read LC book.

     

Thursday - 5/11
E - F - A - B - C - D

  • Read.
  • Lit Circle Meeting #2 - Review plot. Check reading goals. Discuss the main character.
  • Journal Entry #37 - Character Chart - On the front side of your paper, brainstorm a list of character trait words that you think would describe your story's main character at the beginning of the book. On the back of the paper, write one or two related words that you think best describes your character. Divide your paper into fourths. Label the top left - WORDS. Label the top right - ACTIONS. Label the bottom left THOUGHTS/FEELINGS. Label the bottom right - COMMENTS BY OTHERS / NARRATOR. In each section, write examples and quotations from the story that gives evidence to support your choice of character trait words. Be sure to keep track of page numbers where you find your evidence.
    HW:  Unit 9 Word Study Practice Sheet [PDF] and Word Study Sheet due tomorrow. Review for test.

 

Friday - 5/12
E - F - A - B - C - D

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

 

Week 3

Monday - 5/15
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Read.
  • Journal Entry #38 - Formal Sentence Outline: Argument Essay Introduction -- Using the examples in your English Folder to guide you, write a formal outline plan for the introduction of your argument essay. Refer to the examples in your English Folder to help you. It should be structured like this:

    I. Introduction

    A. Lead: Should include an interesting lead to gain the reader's attention.

    B. Background: Include some background information about the topic including a look at the other side of the issue.

    C. Thesis Statement: Add a thesis statement that states your position and forecasts the reasons behind your argument.

  • Journal Entry #39 - Formal Sentence Outline: Argument Essay Conclusion: Using the examples in your English Folder to guide you, write a formal outline plan for the introduction of your argument essay. Refer to the examples in your English Folder to help you. It should be structured like this:

    V. Conclusion

    A. Summary Statement: A summary statement that re-emphasizes your position and the two main points.

    B. Strong Finish: Do one or more of the following -- discuss the topic's significance, offer alternatives, makes connections, or make a call to action.

HW: 1) Finish class work. 2) Read LC book.

 

Tuesday - 5/16
C - D - E - F - A - B

  • Read.
  • Using Google Docs, start typing your argument essay following your outlines. Use the following final draft guidelines: double space, simple 12 pt. font, 1" margins on both sides, centered title, heading in upper right corner of the first page.
    HW:
    1) Read LC book. 3) Catch up on Journal Entries #31 - 40. Due Friday.

 

Wednesday - 5/17
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Read.
  • Continue typing Argument Essay using guidelines given on Tuesday.
    HW: 1) Read LC book. 2) Catch up on Journal Entries #31 - 40. #40 will be the page where you kept track of your sources while doing research for your Argument essay. Due Friday.

 

Thursday - 5/18
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Read.
  • Lit Circle Meeting #3 - Review plot. Discuss story. Check reading goals. Finish Journal Entry #37, if necessary.
  • Finish typing your Argument essay. Due tomorrow.
    HW:
    1) Read LC book. 3) Get Journal Entries #31 - 40 ready to turn in tomorrow at the end of class. #40 will be the page where you kept track of your sources while doing research for your Argument essay.

 

Friday - 5/19
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Go to Tech Town to finish and print Argument Essays.
  • Turn in Journal Entries #31 - 40.

 

Week 4

Monday - 5/22 - TESTING
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Character T-shirt -- Design and create a T-shirt for the main character in your LC book. Must include the following:
    • 1) book title
    • 2) character's name
    • 3) slogan, catch-phrase, or quote that relates to the character
    • 4) a minimum of three weaknesses on the left sleeve
    • 5) a minimum of three strengths on the right sleeve
    • 6) a drawing or a symbol that represents something about a conflict the character is dealing with.
    • *Must be colorful and free of errors.
    • Here's one I did for the short story "An Unforgettable Journey":


HW: 1) Continue working on your Character T-shirt, if necessary. Due Wednesday. 2) Read Lit Circle book.

 

Tuesday - 5/23 - TESTING
E - F - A - B - C - D

  • Journal Entry #41 - If you were absent, write two paragraphs on the following topics: Paragraph #1 - Imagine that you were forced to leave your home suddenly and could only take one medium sized suitcase that you would have to carry. What would you pack into the suitcase? Explain why you chose what you did. Paragraph #2 - You can only bring two family members with you (no pets.) Who would you bring and why?
    HW:
    1) Finish your Character T-shirt - due tomorrow. 2) Read LC Book.

 

Wednesday - 5/24 - TESTING
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Turn in Character T-shirt.
  • Watch documentary 4.1 Miles.
  • Journal Entry #42 - Part I - While watching, take notes on the Three Big Questions: 1) What surprised you? 2) What did the author think you already knew? 3) What changed, challenged, or confirmed your thinking?
    HW:
    1) Finish class work, if necessary. 2) Read LC Book.

 

Thursday - 5/25 - TESTING & OPEN HOUSE 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
C - D - E - F - A - B

  • Lit Circle Meeting #4 - Review plot. Discuss story. Check reading goals.
  • Journal Entry #43 - Create a sentence outline for the first body paragraph of your Response to Literature Essay on the main character of your LC book. You are planning a paragraph that describes what the main character is like at the beginning of the book. Use details from your character chart (JE #37) to support your claim. Here are a couple of examples.
    HW:
    None. Bring your parents to Open House from 6:00 to 7:30.

Friday - 5/26
C - D - E - F - A - B

  • Read.
  • Read "The Unforgettable Journey"- Literature book, page 271 -275. You can read the story by clicking here.
  • Journal Entry #44 - Write a paragraph in which you discuss how Maijue from "An Unforgettable Journey" is similar or different from the main character in your Lit Circle book. Minimum 1/2 page.

 

Week 5

Monday - 5/29 - Memorial Day ~ No School

Tuesday - 5/30
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • SRI Testing - Reading Assessment.
  • Read and respond to "Immigrants All" [PDF].
    HW: 1) Finish class work. 2) Read LC book. NOTE: FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE OR ABSENT WORK FOR 4TH QUARTER.

 

Wednesday - 5/31
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Read.
  • Review "Immigrants All." Turn in.
  • Watch video - In the Mix: Teen Immigrants.
  • Journal Entry #45 - Divide your paper into four quadrants. Label the upper left square Who They Are. In the upper right square, label Reasons for Leaving. In the bottom left square label Challenges. And in the lower right square label What Makes America Great. During the film take notes about the these teenage immigrants to the United States. If you're absent, go to this page and read and take notes on four immigrants.
    HW: Finish reading your Lit Circle book. NOTE: FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE OR ABSENT WORK FOR 4TH QUARTER.

 

Thursday - 6/1 TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE OR ABSENT WORK FOR 4TH QUARTER.
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Read.
  • Lit Circle Meeting #5
  • Journal Entry #46 - Make a Cause / Effect Chart for Response to Literature Essay--
    • Divide your paper into two columns. On the left side, make notes describing in detail the two most important events in your Literature Circle book. In the right side, explain the impact those events had on your character. What two events from the story had the most dramatic effect on your character and caused him/her to change? The chart below gives you an example. Here are two more examples.
  • Journal Entry #47 - Important Events - Using your notes from JE #46, write two sentence outlines that describe two important events from the story and the effect they had on the main character. You can find two examples here.
    HW: Finish class work, if necessary. NOTE: TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE OR ABSENT WORK FOR 4TH QUARTER.

 

Friday - 6/2 - TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE OR ABSENT WORK FOR 4TH QUARTER.
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Library Time.

 

Week 6

Monday - 6/5
E - F - A - B - C - D

  • Journal Entry #48 - Response to Literature Essay -- Introduction - Create a sentence outline for the introduction of your essay [PDF]. The introduction must include A) background information about the story: book title, author, genre, setting (where and when the story takes place), name of main character, and the problem he/she is facing, B) brief plot summary (one to three sentences), and C) a thesis statement.
  • If you need help with the thesis statement, rewrite the following sentence, filling in the blanks with character trait words and information from your story: In the beginning of the story, _____ was _____, but he/she learns ___________, and by the end of the story he/she has become more _____. You can find some examples here.
    HW: 1) Complete "An Unforgettable Girl" [PDF]. 2) Signed 4th Quarter Independent Reading Logs due tomorrow. You can turn them in until Friday without a late penalty.

 

Tuesday - 6/6
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Review "An Unforgettable Girl." Turn in.
  • Journal Entry #49 - Self-Assessment - Argument Essay - Please answer the following questions using complete sentences.
    • 1) What are three or four things that you think you did well in your essay? What are you proud of?
    • 2) What are three or four things you're going to work on doing better the next time you write an argument essay.
  • Journal Entry #50 - Write a sentence outline for the concluding paragraph of your Response to Literature essay. The conclusion should include: 1) a summary statement that restates the thesis in a new way 2) a description of how the main character has changed by the end of the story, and 3) a discussion of the theme of the story. What is the author trying to say to us about life and/ or the world around us through the character's experiences? You can find some examples here.
    HW:
    1)
    Catch up on Journal Entries #41 - 50. You will be using them to write your essay tomorrow, but I will be collecting them on Thursday. 2) I'll be collecting your LC books at the end of the period tomorrow.

Wednesday - 6/7
C - D - E - F - A - B

  • Lit Circle Response to Literature Essay - Use your journal entries / sentence outlines to write an essay that analyzes the main character of your book and discusses how he/she changed during the course of the story. Use the writing guidelines: blue or black ink, skip lines, one side only, one inch margins. Due at the end of the period.
  • Turn in LC Books.
    HW: 1) Journal Entries #41 - 50 due tomorrow. (Please note: Period E will not have entry #42 because class was cancelled for that day. You can do it for extra credit if you want. Look here for directions. 2) Reading Response Logs are due tomorrow at the beginning of the period. No late logs will be accepted!!

 

Thursday - 6/8 - Common Planning Day
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Turn in Reading Response Logs.
  • Turn in Journal Entries #41 - 50.
  • Watch documentary.
  • Take notes for extra credit (20 points).
    HW: None, but if you haven't turned in your Independent Reading Logs, tomorrow is the last day you can turn them in.

 

Friday - 6/9 - Common Planning Day - Last Day of School!
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Watch documentary.
  • Take notes for extra credit. Turn in.
  • Take writing folders home.
  • HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!

 

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