Week of May 27, 2019
Monday, 5/27 - Happy Memorial Day!
Tuesday, 5/28 - Parallel Sentence Structure Practice
Wednesday, 5/29 - Sentence, Fragment, or Run-On Practice
Thursday, 5/30 - Comma Splice Practice
Friday, 5/31 - Commonly Misused Words Practice. Last day to AR test (ends period 8).
Week of May 20, 2019
Monday, 5/20 - Readers' Theater.
Tuesday, 5/21 - Readers' Theater. Read "All Summer in a Day."
Wednesday, 5/22 - Finish reading. Complete study guide questions.
Thursday, 5/23 - Last visit to library for the year. Return all books. Return and review Table of Contents practice and questions from "All Summer in a Day."
Friday, 5/24 - Quiz for "All Summer in a Day." AR reading time.
Week of May 13, 2019
Monday, 5/13 - Untangling Run-Ons practice. Correct answers read in class; students must write them down.
Tuesday, 5/14 - Recognizing Fragments practice.
Wednesday, 5/15 - Using a Table of Contents practice.
Thursday, 5/16 - Library. Return and review Dissecting the Sentence and Misplaced Modifiers.
Friday, 5/17 - Return and review Untangling Run-Ons and Can You Recognize Fragments?
Week of May 6, 2019
Monday, 5/6 - Job Application practice.
Tuesday, 5/7 - The Gettysburg Address practice in class. Seeing Romeo and Juliet Grammatically practice in class.
Wednesday, 5/8 - Complete Dissecting the Sentence as graded in-class assignment.
Thursday, 5/9 - Library. Return and review essays. Collect.
Friday, 5/10 - Misplaced Modifier practice (review of lessons from Q1).
Week of April 29, 2019
Monday, 4/29 - Finish reading "Charles." Begin review questions. PSSAs.
Tuesday, 4/30 - Work on review questions for "Charles." PSSAs.
Wednesday, 5/1 - Review questions due for "Charles." PSSAs.
Thursday, 5/2 - Library. Review for "Charles" quiz tomorrow. PSSAs.
Friday, 5/3 - "Charles" Quiz.
Week of April 22, 2019
Monday, 4/22 - Act 80 Day
Tuesday, 4/23 - Study Island Lesson on Technical Meanings 3k, due by 4/26.
Wednesday, 4/24 - Return and review grammar worksheets.
Thursday, 4/25 - Library.
Friday, 4/26 -
Week of April 15, 2019
Monday, 4/15 - PSSAs. SI 5a Verbals due. Review of sentence functions (subject, predicate nominative, direct object, indirect object, object of a preposition). Return Gerund paper to re-do.
Tuesday, 4/16 - PSSAs. Lesson on Figurative Language; SI 3i due 4/19.
Wednesday, 4/17 - PSSAs. SI computer time.
Thursday, 4/18 - Library. Return Infinitive and Gerund practices.
Friday, 4/19 - Happy Easter!
Week of April 8, 2019
Monday, 4/8 - Lesson on Verbals: Gerunds, Participial Phrases, and Infinitives, SI 5a due April 15.
Tuesday, 4/9 - Deadline for typing essay into My Access.
Wednesday, 4/10 - My Access editing. Print out copy for proofreading.
Thursday, 4/11 - Library. Classroom proofreading circle.
Friday, 4/12 - Cause and effect essay due.
Week of April 1, 2019
Monday, 4/1 - STAR test. Online questions due. Work on list of causes and effects.
Tuesday, 4/2 - List of causes and effects due. Work on essay.
Wednesday, 4/3 - Work on thesis statement and parenthetical citations.
Thursday, 4/4 - Library. Work on thesis and parenthetical citations.
Friday, 4/5 - Thesis statement and parenthetical citations due. Work on essay.
Week of March 24, 2019
Monday, 3/24 - Answer the questions on "The Bracelet" study guide, due today. Read the following two articles on the web:
https://www.infoplease.com/japanese-relocation-centers (infoplease: Japanese Relocation Centers)
(Historyonthenet: Japanese Internment Camps)
Tuesday, 3/25 - Lesson on SI 3n Analyzing Conflicting Information. Complete questions on online article.
Wednesday, 3/26 - Return and review vocabulary. Read Scholastic Scope "Betrayed by America."
Thursday, 3/27 - Library. Return and review "The Bracelet" study guide. Assign essay.
Friday, 3/28 - Test on "The Bracelet." Read AR or work on Study Island assignments.
Week of March 18, 2019
Monday, 3/18 - Lesson on Summarizing Informational Texts 3d. Assign SI 3d, due 3/28 (last day of Q3).
Tuesday, 3/19 - Begin "The Bracelet" vocabulary.
Wednesday, 3/20 - "The Bracelet" vocabulary.
Thursday, 3/21 - Library. "The Bracelet" prereading. (PM Holocaust movie in auditorium.)
Friday, 3/22 - Picture Day. "The Bracelet" vocabulary due. Read "The Bracelet."
Week of March 11, 2019
Monday, 3/11 - Return vocabulary. Complete "The Sniper" study guide. Review story.
Tuesday, 3/12 - Lesson on Meaning and Tone. Assign Study Island 3l Meaning and Tone, due Friday, March 22. Computer time.
Wednesday, 3/13 - Return and review study guide questions.
Thursday, 3/14 - Library. Review "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh" Test.
Friday, 3/15 - Test on "The Sniper."
Week of March 4, 2019
Monday, 3/4 - Snow day
Complete Parts 4 and 5 of Test on "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh." Read followup on pp. 192-197. https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/shiloh
Wednesday, 3/6 - Prereading. Begin vocabulary for "The Sniper." Define words and identify pictures that show meaning.
Thursday, 3/7 - Library. Begin reading "The Sniper."
Friday, 3/8 - SI 3j due today. Read "The Sniper." Begin study guide.
Week of February 25, 2019
Monday, 2/25 - Discussion on "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh" figurative language. Questions for "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh" due.
Tuesday, 2/26 - Lesson on Denotation and Connotation for Study Island 3j, due next Friday. Return and review vocabulary. No study guides accepted after today.
Wednesday, 2/27 - Return and review Adverb Clauses, Quiz 3 and Quiz 4.
Thursday, 2/28 - Library. Return and review study guide questions.
Friday, 3/1 - 2 hour delay. Test on "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh." (Complete parts 1,2,and 3 only)
Week of February 18, 2019
Monday, 2/18 - Quiz 4 due. Begin background on "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh;" complete vocabulary.
Tuesday, 2/19 - Read "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh;" complete vocabulary.
Wednesday, 2/20 - Snow day.
Thursday, 2/21 - Snow day.
Friday, 2/22 - Library. SI 3b Inferences and Generalizations due. Work on questions for "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh."
Week of February 11, 2019
Monday, 2/11 - Lesson on Inferences and Generalizations, SI 3b, due on February 22.
Tuesday, 2/12 - Snow Day
Wednesday, 2/13 - Snow Day
Thursday, 2/14 - Happy Valentine's Day! Library. Computer time.
Friday, 2/15 - Present Adverb Clauses. Assignment is Quiz 3. Quiz 4 is homework. SI 3f POV and Purpose in Informational Text due today.
Week of February 4, 2019
Monday, 2/4 - Six Word Essay due. Finish Benchmark Test. Complete 3h.
Tuesday, 2/5 - Lesson on SI 3f: Point of View and Purpose in Info. Text.
Wednesday, 2/6 - The Birth of Sudan worksheet.
Thursday, 2/7 - Library. Study Island computer time: complete Benchmark or assignments 3h or 3f.
Friday, 2/8 - Return and review TDA essays. SI 3h Context Clues due.
Week of January 28, 2019
Monday, 1/28 - Benchmark Test 2
Tuesday, 1/29 - Snow Day
Wednesday, 1/30 - Snow Day
Thursday, 1/31 - Snow Day
Friday, 2/1 - Library. Six Word Essay assignment.
Week of January 21, 2019
Monday, 1/21 - Act 80
Tuesday, 1/22 - TDA essay postponed; Proofreading circle.
Wednesday, 1/23 - TDA Essay due (Settings in A Long Walk to Water)
Thursday, 1/24 - Library; Lesson on Individuals, Ideas, and events (3e) and Text Structure (3g)
Friday, 1/25 - Study Island lesson 3h on Context Clues in Informational Text.
Week of January 14, 2019
Monday, 1/14 - Work on rough draft.
Tuesday, 1/15 - Work on rough draft/submit to My Access. Last day to AR test.
Wednesday, 1/16 - Editing. SI Phrases and Clauses due. End of Q2.
Thursday, 1/17 - Library. Editing/print essay for proofreading.
Friday, 1/18 - Delay; Guest speaker.
Week of January 7, 2019
Monday, 1/7 - Review OWL website. Due dates in planner. Work on outline/Find examples in text (page #s)
Tuesday, 1/8 - Work on outline/Find examples in text (page #s)
Wednesday, 1/9 - Work on outline/Find examples in text (page #s) Students may begin submitting outline papers.
Thursday, 1/10 - Library. STAR test for Q3.
Friday, 1/11 - Thesis statement/outline due. Work on rough draft.
Week of January 2, 2019
Wednesday, 1/2 - ACE Test. Return/review test on A Long Walk to Water.
Thursday, 1/3 - Library. Research on waterborne diseases and African bees; group discussions.
Friday, 1/4 - Present group findings on research. Distribute essay assignment: TDA on setting in A Long Walk to Water, outline, and paragraph model.
Week of December 17, 2018
Monday, 12/17 - Work on comprehension questions section 4. Return and review questions section 2.
Tuesday, 12/18 - Comprehension question section 4 due. Return and review questions sections 3.
Wednesday, 12/19 - Review comprehension questions section 4. AR test on A Long Walk to Water.
Thursday, 12/20 - Test on A Long Walk to Water.
Friday, 12/21 - Library. Read AR over break! Enjoy your holiday!
Week of December 10, 2018
Monday, 12/10 - Read Chapters Ten and Eleven in LWtW. Comprehension questions section 2 due today.
Tuesday, 12/11 - Read Chapters Twelve, Thirteen, and Fourteen in LWtW. Work on comprehension questions section 3.
Wednesday, 12/12 - Return and review vocabulary and Chapters 1-4 questions. Work on comprehension questions.
Comprehension questions section 3 due tomorrow.
Thursday, 12/13 - Library. Work on comprehension questions.
Friday, 12/14 - Read Chapters Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen and Eighteen. Work on comprehension questions section 4.
Week of December 3, 2018
Monday, 12/3 - Return essays and discuss ways to improve. Collect. Read Chapters One and Two of A Long Walk to Water. Distribute Study Guide Section 1. Review discussion questions. Assign comprehension questions, due Thursday.
Tuesday, 12/4 - Read Chapters Three and Four in A Long Walk to Water. Work on comprehension questions. If time remains after completion, work on Study Island 3m: Evaluating Arguments (due Friday.)
Wednesday, 12/5 - Read Chapters Five and Six. Assign comprehension questions in Study Guide Section 2, due .
Thursday, 12/6 - Library. Comprehension questions section 1 due. Begin Comprehension questions for section 2.
Friday, 12/7 - SI Evaluating Arguments due. Read LWtW Chapters Seven, Eight, and Nine. Complete Comprehension Questions Section 2, due Monday.
Week of November 27, 2018
Tuesday, 11/27 - Study Island lesson on Evaluating Arguments. Work on vocabulary for A Long Walk to Water.
Wednesday, 11/28 - Vocabulary for A Long Walk to Water. Begin water webquest.
Thursday, 11/29 - Library. Water Webquest. https://www3.epa.gov/safewater/kids/waterfactsoflife.html
Friday, 11/30 - Vocabulary due. Present results of water webquest. Review common essay errors.
Week of November 19, 2018
Monday, 11/19 - Turkey Trotten Vocabulary and Reader's Theater.
Tuesday, 11/20 - Turkey Trotten Reader's Theater.
Wednesday, 11/21 - Turkey Trotten.
Week of November 12, 2018
Monday, 11/12 - Add header to Word document and print for proofreading and editing.
Tuesday, 11/13 - Classroom proofreading and editing circles. (Any unprepared student is responsible for doing this himself.)
Wednesday, 11/14 - Corrections or Study Island. +3 points for early submissions.
Thursday, 11/15 - Library. Persuasive Essay due in class. Study Island. (Early dismissal - all classes meet.)
Friday, 11/16 - Study Island Task, Audience, Purpose due. Turkey Trotten vocabulary. (Snow Day)
Week of November 5, 2018
Monday, 11/5 - My Access typing day.
Tuesday, 11/6 - Lesson on task, audience, purpose: Study Island 4b. Return and review Quiz 31.
Wednesday, 11/7 - My Access corrections or Study Island 4c and 4b.
Thursday, 11/8 - Library. Copy My Access work and paste to Word document.
Friday, 11/9 - My Access final submissions due.
Week of October 29, 2018
Monday, 10/29 - STAR TESTING. Thesis statement due. Reader's Theater "The Boy Who Wanted the Willies!" Academic support Tuesday for anyone who does not have a thesis statement.
Tuesday, 10/30 - End Q1. Lesson on Organizing Ideas. Group reading of "The Boy Who Wanted the Willies!" AR ends at 1:40pm. Distribute new reading logs.
Wednesday, 10/31 - Collect orange logs. Work on rough draft.
Thursday, 11/1 - Library. Return and review Quiz 30. Work on rough draft.
Friday, 11/2 - Rough draft due. Academic support Monday for any incomplete rough draft.
Week of October 22, 2018
Monday, 10/22 - Lesson and practice on Dangling Modifiers.
Tuesday, 10/23 - Second practice on Dangling Modifiers.
Wednesday, 10/24 - Distribute and review essay assignment: Teenage Responsibility.
Thursday, 10/25 - Library. Study Island. (Q1 Section 3: Introductions and Closings; Dangling Modifiers)
Friday, 10/26 - Crazy Dress Day!
Week of October 15, 2018
Monday, 10/15 - Review and practice of Textual Evidence.
Tuesday, 10/16 - Practice main idea and finding textual evidence (yellow sheet). Return and review white sheet on verb agreement.
Wednesday, 10/17 - Lesson and practice on Supporting and Developing Topics. Review Rule of Three for Writing.
Thursday, 10/18 - Library. Lesson on Introductions and Conclusions. Study Island.
Friday, 10/19 - Introductions and Conclusions practice. Study Island. Q1 Sec. 2 due today.
Week of October 8, 2018
Monday, 10/8 - In-Service Day
Tuesday, 10/9 - Collect homework. Summarizing sheet. Review pink verb sheet.
Wednesday, 10/10 - Close-Reading and Critical-Thinking Questions.
Thursday, 10/11 - Library. Study Island. (Complete Active/Passive Retest and Q1 Sec.1 - Verbs and Central Ideas)
Friday, 10/12 - Textual Evidence (SI). Lesson and practice.
Week of October 1, 2018
Monday, 10/1 - Return and review test and active/passive practice. Verb handout and practice worksheet 22 -HW.
Tuesday, 10/2 - Central Ideas lesson and practice. Verb practice. HW: Quiz 23.
Wednesday, 10/3 - Begin reading "Why Are Your Clothes So Cheap?"
Thursday, 10/4 - Library. Finish story. Related reading.
Friday, 10/5 - Finish reading if needed. Tags. Distribute homework: Verb sheet for "see, saw, seen." Raider Run and movie.
Week of September 23, 2018
Monday, 9/24 - Study Island Benchmark Testing (with constructed response)
Tuesday, 9/25 - Active and Passive Voice lesson; complete Quiz #39 (plans switched due to computer glitch)
Wednesday, 9/26 - Study Island Benchmark Testing (with constructed response); AR
Thursday, 9/26 - Library. Complete Quiz #40 as practice.
Friday, 9/27 - Picture Day. Study Island Active/Passive Retest. Verbs lesson and practice.
Week of September 17, 2018
Monday, 9/17 - Review and discuss. Prepare for test.
Tuesday, 9/18 - "Moon" Test.
Wednesday, 9/19 - Return and review "Moon" vocabulary. "Moon" vocabulary game.
Thursday, 9/20 - Library. Quizlet practice.
Friday, 9/21 - "Moon" Vocabulary Test.
Week of September 10, 2018
Monday, 9/10 - Finish reading "Moon."
Tuesday, 9/11 - Return and review "Moon" prereading assignment. Word of the week.
Wednesday, 9/12 - Guest speaker.
Thursday, 9/13 - Library. Review "Moon" central idea. Smartboard interactive quiz.
Friday, 9/14 - Read "The Story of Iqbal Masih."
Week of September 3, 2018
Monday, 9/3 - Labor Day Holiday
Tuesday, 9/4 - Collect "Moon" vocabulary. Active and Passive Pretest. Begin reading "Moon."
Wednesday, 9/5 - "Moon."
Thursday, 9/6 - Library. Continue "Moon."
Friday, 9/7 - Continue reading "Moon."
Week of August 27, 2018
Monday, 8/27 - Welcome! Meetings and seating; introduction.
Tuesday, 8/28 - Review of expectations; distribute literature books.
Wednesday, 8/29 - Prereading assignment for "Moon."
Thursday, 8/30 - STAR test. Library. Vocabulary assignment for "Moon."
Friday, 8/31 - Continue "Moon" vocabulary.