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 6/5/16 @ 7:53 p.m.

Week 1

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

  • DOL - Week #12: Review the different ways to write a compound sentence using coordinating conjunctions with a comma, using a semicolon, or using a semicolon-conjunctive adverb-comma.
  • ELA Practice Test
    HW: Complete Compound Sentences Review WS - 1 [PDF].

 

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

  • DOL
  • Correct Compound Sentences Review WS - 1 [PDF]. Turn in.
  • Choose Lit Circle books.
  • Journal Entry #33 - Write a boxes and bullets plan for your argumentative essay. Refer to your English Folder to help you. Be sure to include at least two quotes and a paragraph plan that addresses a counterclaim.
    HW: Finish class work, if necessary.

 

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

  • DOL
  • Lit Circle Meeting #1
    • Use the calendar given to you in class to set your reading goals.
    • Journal Entry #34 - Make a three column chart. Label the columns: Predict/Support/Wonder. Make four predictions about your 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: 1) Finish JE #33, if necessary. 2) Complete "Tweens Suffer Hearing Loss" [PDF].

 

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

  • DOL - Turn in.
  • Review "Tweens" article. Turn in.
  • Review JE #33.
  • Writers' Workshop: Journal Entry #35 - Using your boxes and bullets plan from JE #33, create a sentence outline for your essay. 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 two quotes in your body paragraphs.
    HW:
    Finish class work, if necessary.

 

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

  • Writers' Workshop: Journal Entry #36 - Using your sentence outline to guide you, write a flash draft of the three body paragraphs of your essay. Be sure to address at least one counterclaim and include two quotes in the body paragraphs. Use pen or pencil. Skip lines and leave 1" margin to make it easier to revise later.

 

Week 2

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

  • ELA Testing
    HW: Read your Lit Circle book. Catch up on Journal Entries, if necessary.

 

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

  • ELA Testing
    HW: Using your Sources Page, create a Works Cited page for your Argument Essay.
      • Alphabetize according to author's last name or title.
      • Skip lines.
      • Use ink.
      • Remember to use the hanging indent.
      • Refer to you EF, pages 31 - 35 to guide you.

 

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

  • Share and revise JE #36.
  • Journal Entry #37 - Write a sentence outline for the introductory and concluding paragraphs of your essay. Refer to pages 21 - 22 in your English Folder to help you.

    I. Introductory Paragraph

      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.

      Refer to your English folder to help you.

    V. Concluding Paragraph

    A. Summary State: Should contain a summary statement that re-emphasizes your position and the two main points.

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

    Refer to your English folder to help you.

    HW: Journal Entry #38 - Write a flash draft of the introductory and concluding paragraphs of your essay.

    • Refer to pages 23 - 24 in your English Folder to help you.
    • Skip lines. Leave 1" margins to make revision easier.


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

  • Write your essay final draft - due tomorrow. Use Final Draft format: skip lines, blue or black ink, one side only, 1" margins. Be sure to include your Sources Page and a Works Cited page.
    HW: Finish working on essay final draft - due tomorrow -- Friday, May 13. Use Final Draft format: skip lines, blue or black ink, one side only, 1" margins. Be sure to include your Sources Page and a Works Cited page. Please note: Journal Entries #31 - 40 will be due on Tuesday, May 17.

 

Friday - 5/13
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Turn in Argumentative Essay final draft along with a Works Cited page and a Sources Page.
  • Lit Circle Meeting #2
    • Review plot. Check reading goals.
  • Journal Entry #39 - 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 - OTHERS. In each section, write examples and quotations from the story that gives evidence to support your choice of character trait words.
  • Please note: Journal Entries #31 - 40 will be due on Tuesday, May 17.

 

Week 3

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

  • ELA Testing - Performance Task
  • Journal Entry #40 - Done in class. If you're absent please write a half page on a topic of your choice. Here are some topics you can choose from.
  • Complete Words You Should Know about Immigration vocabulary sheet [PDF]. Due Thursday.
  • Finish JE #39 from Friday.
    HW: Get Journal Entries #31 - 40 ready to turn in tomorrow at the beginning of class.

 

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

  • Turn in Journal Entries #31 - 40.
  • ELA Testing
    HW:
    1) Read LC book. 2) Complete Words You Should Know about Immigration vocabulary sheet [PDF]. Due Thursday.

 

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

  • ELA Testing
    HW: 1) Read LC book. 2) Complete Words You Should Know about Immigration vocabulary sheet [PDF]. Due tomorrow.

 

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

  • Review vocabulary sheet. Keep.
  • Lit Circle Meeting #3.
  • 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.
    • Make sure the shirt is eye-catching, detailed, colorful, and has accurate writing.
    • Due Tuesday.
    • Here's one I did for "An Unforgettable Journey":

 

HW: Complete Compound Sentences Review WS - 2 [PDF].

 

Friday - 5/20
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Review Compound Sentences Review WS - 2. Turn in.
  • 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?

 

Week 4

Monday - 5/23
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • DOL - Week #13: Identify subordinate and independent clauses and use them correctly in a sentence.
  • Read "The Unforgettable Journey"- Literature book, page 271 -275. You can read the story by clicking here.
  • Journal Entry #42 - Write a paragraph in which you discuss three challenges that Maijue faced in "An Unforgettable Journey." Minimum 3/4 page.
  • Finish your character T-Shirt.
    HW: 1) Complete Clauses WS - 1 [PDF]. 2) Character T-shirt due tomorrow.

 

Tuesday - 5/24
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • DOL
  • Turn in Character T-shirt.
  • Correct Clauses WS - 1. Turn in.
  • 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 #39) to support your claim. Here are a couple of examples.
    HW:
    1) Complete Immigrants All Crossword Puzzle [PDF]. Due tomorrow with the Immigration Vocabulary sheet.

 

Wednesday - 5/25
E - F - A - B - C - D

  • DOL
  • Correct Immigrants All Crossword puzzle. Turn in with Vocabulary sheet.
  • Read and respond to the article "The Typical American" [PDF].
  • Journal Entry #44 - Complete a mini-works cited page using the sources from "The Typical American" [PDF]. Refer to your English Folder to help you format the works cited page correctly.
    HW: 1) Complete Clauses WS - 2 [PDF]. 2) Return Grammar Books.

 

Thursday - 5/26 - OPEN HOUSE 6:30 - 8:00
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • DOL - Turn in.
  • Correct Clauses WS - 2. 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:
    None. Bring your parents to Open House from 6:30 to 8:00.

Friday - 5/27
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Review "The Typical American." Turn in.
  • Lit Circle Meeting #4
  • Read LC books.


Week 5

Monday - 5/30 - Memorial Day ~ No School

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

  • Tech Town - Go to this page and complete Part I. Take the Immigration Quiz and write down your guesses and corrections on this hand-out [PDF].
  • After completing the quiz, continue with Part II. Go to one or more of the sites listed to learn more about immigration and immigrants and their experiences. On the back of the quiz sheet, write down five interesting things you learned. Use complete, clearly written sentences. If you don't have access to a computer, write a list of five things you've learned about immigration and the experiences of immigrants in the past few weeks. Please use complete, clearly written sentences.
    HW: Complete Adjective Clauses WS [PDF].

 

Wednesday - 6/1
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Correct Adjective Clauses WS. Turn in.
  • Review Immigration Myths & Realities. Turn in.
  • Do a Close Reading of "Immigrants All" [PDF].
  • Journal Entry #46 - In two paragraphs, discuss what you've learned about the challenges (first paragraph) and rewards (second paragraph) that immigrants experience when they move to a new country.
    HW: 1) Finish class work, if necessary. 2) Read LC book. FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE OR ABSENT WORK FOR 4TH QUARTER.

 

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

  • Review and turn in "Immigrants All."
  • Lit Circle Meeting #5
  • Journal Entry #47 - Make a Cause / Effect Chart
    • 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.

HW: 1) Complete Adverb Clauses WS [PDF]. 2) Finish class work, if needed. TOMORROW THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE OR ABSENT WORK FOR 4TH QUARTER.

 

Friday - 6/3 - TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE OR ABSENT WORK FOR 4TH QUARTER.
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Correct Adverb Clauses WS. Turn in.
  • Journal Entry #48 -Use your notes from JE #47 to 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.

Week 6

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

  • Journal Entry #49 - Create a sentence outline for the introduction of your Response to Literature Essay [PDF]. The introduction must include 1) 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, 2) brief plot summary (one to three sentences), and 3) 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) Catch up on Journal Entries #41 - 49. Due Wednesday. 3) Signed 4th Quarter Independent Reading Logs due tomorrow. You can turn them in until Friday without a penalty for being late.

 

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

  • Turn in signed Independent Reading Logs for 4th quarter.
  • Review "An Unforgettable Girl." Turn in.
  • 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:
    Journal Entries #41 - 50 due tomorrow.

Wednesday - 6/8
D - E - F - A - B - C

  • Lit Circle Literary Analysis 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 Journal Entries #41 - 50.
    HW: 1) SSR Reading Response Logs are due tomorrow at the beginning of the period. No late logs will be accepted!! 2) Return LC books.

 

Thursday - 6/9 - Common Planning Day
C - D - E - F - A - B

  • Return LC books.
  • Turn in SSR Logs.
  • Watch documentary.
  • Take notes for extra credit (20 points).
    HW: None.

 

Friday - 6/10 - Common Planning Day - Last Day of School!
C - D - E - F - A - B

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

 

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