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 6/5/18 @ 9:17 a.m.

Week 1

Monday - 4/30
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Read.
  • Power Sentences - Using Compound Sentences - Part II.
    • Info Sheet [PDF]
    • Practice Packet [PDF]

    HW: Finish class work, if necessary.

 

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

  • Read.
  • Correct Power Sentences. Turn in.
  • Journal Entry #40 - Pros/Cons/Other Chart - Start reading and taking notes for your argument essay. Remember to keep track of your sources on a sheet of binder paper or another way that works for you.
    HW:
    Complete "Earthlings Unite!" (one side only) [PDF].

 

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

  • Read.
  • Journal Entry #40, continued. - Pros/Cons/Other Chart - Continue reading and taking notes for your argument essay.
    HW:
    Journal Entries #31 - 40 due and Competitive Sports Sources Page due tomorrow.

 

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

  • Review "Earthlings Unite!" KEEP.
  • Turn in Journal Entries #31 - 40 and Competitive Sports Sources Page.
  • Journal Entry #41 - Evidence Notes for your Argument Essay.
    HW:
    Complete "The Joystick of Learning" [PDF]. Due Monday.

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

  • Library Time.

 

Week 2

Monday - 5/7
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Review "Joystick of Learning." Turn in.
  • Journal Entry #41, continued - Evidence Notes for your Argument Essay.
    HW: Journal Entry #42 - Inside Poem. Check here for directions and examples.

 

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

  • Share Journal Entry #42.
  • Interim Testing.
  • Read.
    HW: Journal Entry #43 - Boxes and Bullets Plan - Write a boxes and bullets plan for your argument essay using your notes from JEs #40 & 41. Refer to your English Folder, pages 31 and 32 for examples to help you. Be sure to include at least one quote and one statistic, and a paragraph plan that addresses and rebuts a counterclaim.

 

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

  • Read.
  • Share JE #43.
  • Journal Entry #44 - Formal Sentence Outline: Argument Essay Body Paragraphs. Using your boxes and bullets plan from JE #43, 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: Journal Entry #45 - Formal Sentence Outline: Argument Essay Introduction & Conclusion -- Using the examples in your English Folder to guide you, write a formal outline plan for the introduction and conclusion of your argument essay. Refer to the examples in your English Folder to help you.

     

Thursday - 5/10 ~ OPEN HOUSE - 6:00 - 7:30
E - F - A - B - C - D

  • Book Club Meeting #1: 1) Sign-out books. 2) Review calendar and set reading goals with your group.
  • Journal Entry #46 - Prediction Chart - Make a three column chart. Label the columns: Predict/Support/Wonder. Make four predictions about your Book Club 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.
  • Read.
    HW: None. Come for Open House if you can.

 

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

  • Journal Entry #47 - Leaving Home - 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?
  • Read.

 

Week 3

Monday - 5/14 - CAASPP TESTING
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Watch video - In the Mix: Teen Immigrants.
  • Journal Entry #48 - 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 were absent, go to this page and read and take notes on four immigrants.
    HW:
    1) Read. 2)
    Journal Entry #49 - Season Poems. You can find examples and ideas here.


Tuesday - 5/15 - CAASPP TESTING
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Read.
  • Complete Words You Should Know about Immigration vocabulary sheet [PDF].
  • Catch-up on Journal Entries.
    HW:
    Finish class work, if necessary.

 

Wednesday - 5/16 - CAASPP TESTING
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Review Immigration Vocabulary.
  • Complete Immigrants All Crossword Puzzle [PDF]. Due next Monday along with Immigration Vocabulary sheet.
    HW: 1) Finish classwork, if necessary. 2) Read.

 

Thursday - 5/17 - CAASPP TESTING
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Book Club Meeting #2 - Review plot. Check for understanding. Check reading goals. Discuss the main character.
  • Journal Entry #50 - 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 give evidence to support your choice of character trait words. Be sure to keep track of page numbers where you find your evidence.
    HW:
    Finish class work, if necessary.

 

Friday - 5/18 - CAASPP TESTING MAKE-UPS
A - B - C - D - E - F

  • Unit 9 Word Study
    • Test date: 5/25
    • Practice Sheet [PDF] and Word Study Sheet due: 5/25

 

Week 4

Monday - 5/21
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Read.
  • Review Immigrants All crossword puzzle. Turn in with Immigration Vocabulary.
  • Using Google Docs, start typing your argument essay following your outlines - Journal Entries #44 & #45. Use the following final draft guidelines: double space, simple 14 pt. font, 1" margins on both sides, centered title, heading in upper right corner of the first page. You may also handwrite your essay. Please use these quidelines: Use blue or black ink, skip lines, leave 1" margins, write on the front side of the paper only.

    HW:1) Read. 2) Catch-up on Journal Entries #41 - 50 - Due Thursday.

 

Tuesday - 5/22
E - F - A - B - C - D

  • Read.
  • Continue typing your argument essay following your outlines - Journal Entries #44 & #45. Use the following final draft guidelines: double space, simple 14 pt. font, 1" margins on both sides, centered title, heading in upper right corner of the first page. You may also handwrite your essay. Please use these quidelines: Use blue or black ink, skip lines, leave 1" margins, write on the front side of the paper only.
    HW: 1) Read. 2) Catch-up on Journal Entries #41 - 50 - Due Thursday.

 

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

  • Read.
  • Continue working on Argument Essay.
    HW:
    1) Finish typing your Argument Essay, if necessary. Bring in a printed copy of the essay to class next Wednesday . If you don't have a printer at home, email it to me so that I can print it out for you before school on Wednesday.
    2) Journal Entries #41 - 50 are due tomorrow.

 

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

  • Read.
  • Book Club Meeting #3 - Review plot. Discuss story. Check reading goals. Finish Journal Entry #50, if necessary.
  • Journal Entry #51 - Write a paragraph that describes what the main character of your story is like at the beginning of the book. Use details from your character chart (JE #50) to support your claim. Here is an example:

From A Christmas Carol:
In the beginning of the novel, Scrooge is a mean-spirited man who lacks compassion.  First of all, Scrooge doesn’t believe in celebrating Christmas. When his nephew invites him to Christmas dinner, he refuses the invitation and says “Bah, humbug.”  Scrooge thinks that “. . . every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart” (10).  Secondly, he doesn’t treat Bob Cratchit very well.  He doesn’t pay him enough money, and he expects Bob to work on Christmas Day.  Scrooge also refuses to give a donation to the poor.  He thinks they should go to the prisons and workhouses, and if they don’t want to, they should “die and decrease the surplus population” (13).  All in all, Scrooge is a cold-hearted, mean old man when the story starts.

  • Turn in JEs #41 - 50.
    HW:
    Unit 9 Word Study Practice Sheet [PDF] and Word Study Sheet due tomorrow. Use this Quizlet to review for test.

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

  • Return Journal Entries #41 - 50.
  • Unit 9 Word Study.
    • Turn in Practice & Word Study sheets.
    • Test on Unit 9.

 

Week 5

Monday - 5/28 - Memorial Day ~ No School

Tuesday - 5/29
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Read.
  • Read "The Unforgettable Journey"- Literature book, page 271 -275. You can read the story by clicking here.
  • On a piece of binder paper, answer three of the following questions using complete, thoughtful sentences.
    • 1. Discuss some things that surprised you about the story.
    • 2. Explain why getting an education is so important to Maijue. Use a quote from the text to support your answer.
    • 3. Reread the last paragraph on page 275. Explain what you think the main idea of this life story appears to be. Use a quote from the text to support your answer.
    • 4. Discuss how Maijue's experiences are similar or different from the main character in your Book Club book.

      HW:
      Bring in a printed copy of your Argument Essay to class tomorrow. If you don't have a printer at home, email it to me so that I can print it out for you before school tomorrow. NOTE: FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE OR ABSENT WORK FOR 4TH QUARTER.

 

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

  • Read.
  • Turn in "An Unforgettable Journey" story questions.
  • Read, edit, and revise your Argument Essay.
    HW: Read. NOTE: FRIDAY IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE OR ABSENT WORK FOR 4TH QUARTER.

 

Thursday - 5/31 TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE OR ABSENT WORK FOR 4TH QUARTER.
F - A - B - C - D - E

  • Read.
  • Continue reading, revising, and editing your Argument Essay. Final draft due tomorrow. If you don't have a printer at home, email it to me so that I can print it out for you.
    HW:
    Finish essay. For extra credit, create a Works Cited page. You can use easybib.com to help you, if you want. NOTE: TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN LATE OR ABSENT WORK FOR 4TH QUARTER.

 

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

  • Turn in Argument Essay final with marked-up copy.
  • Draw a Self-Portrait for your Poetry Book cover.

 

Week 6

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

  • Book Club Meeting #4 - Review plot. Discuss story.
  • Journal Entry #52 - Make a Cause / Effect Chart for the 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 Book Club 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: Journal Entry #53 - Important Events - Using your notes from JE #52, write two paragraphs that describe two important events from the story and the effect they had on the main character. You can find an example here:

    From A Christmas Carol:

    One of the important events that has a strong effect on Scrooge occurs when the Spirit of Christmas Past comes to visit Scrooge. The Spirit shows Scrooge his younger self at a boarding school where he has been left all alone at Christmas; all the other boys have gone for the holidays. The young Scrooge has no one but story characters in his imagination to keep him company. Quickly, the scene changes, and we see Scrooge as a young man, alone again at the same boarding school. But this time, Fan, Scrooge’s little sister has come to take Scrooge home. She has convinced their hard-hearted father to allow Scrooge to come home “for good and for all” (72). Scrooge is reminded of how much Fan loved and cared for him. He understands that he needs to be kinder to those who are less fortunate. Moreover, he realizes he can keep his sister’s memory alive by staying close to Fan’s son, Fred, and his family.
    HW: Signed 4th Quarter Independent Reading Logs due tomorrow. You can turn them in until Friday without a late penalty. Journal Entries #51 - 55 are due Wednesday.

 

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

  • Read.
  • Journal Entry #54 - Write a paragraph in which you discuss 1) how the main character has changed by the end of the story, and 2) 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? Here's an example:

From A Christmas Carol:

During the story, Scrooge changes from a cold, heartless man to someone who cares about others. First of all, he is friendlier to those around him. For example, he says “Merry Christmas” to the people he passes on the street, and he goes to church and pats children on the head. He also treats Bob Cratchit better. Scrooge starts by purchasing a huge turkey for the Cratchits’ Christmas dinner. Then Scrooge gives Bob a raise and lets him buy some more coal to heat the office. In addition, Scrooge endeavors to help the poor. He makes a surprisingly large donation to charity, and he gives handouts to the beggars on the street. Dickens is trying to show us that it’s important to keep the spirit of Christmas in our hearts all through the year by being open to our friends, families, and co-workers, and by being as thoughtful and generous to others as we possibly can. What matters most in life are not our material possessions, but the love that we give to others and that we allow others to give us in return.

HW: Journal Entry #55 - Place Poem. Find ideas and examples here. Journal Entries #51 - 55 are due tomorrow. Book Club books will be collected on Thursday.

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

  • Turn in Journal Entries #51 - 55.
  • Summer Reading Book Talk.
    HW: Be sure to bring in your signed Independent Reading Log if you haven't done so yet.

 

Thursday - 6/7 - Common Planning Day
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Review Argument Essays.
  • Work on Poetry Book cover.
    HW: None, but if you haven't turned in your Independent Reading Logs, tomorrow is the last day you can turn them in.

 

Friday - 6/8 - Common Planning Day - Last Day of School!
B - C - D - E - F - A

  • Finish poetry books.
  • Take writing folders home.
  • HAVE A WONDERFUL SUMMER!

 

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