Week of August 22- 26, 2016 Monday= Welcome Back! Getting to know each other activities Distribute Guidelines sheet- exploration activity Cover 4-square assignment Independent work time Homework= Complete 4-square sheet Tuesday= Discuss and collect homework Emergency/ Evacuation Procedures Anticipatory set= Dead Poet's Society Written Response= "What does 'Seize the day' (Carpe Diem) mean to you?" Classroom rules and procedures Wednesday= Finish Classroom rules and procedures Distribute textbooks Nonfiction Text Structure Notes Small group- Nonfiction notes Thursday= Cover answers for nonfiction notes Modes of persuasion notes Listen to "The Trouble with Television" Friday= Class discussion- The value of television Small group work- Questions 2-5, page 671 Begin discussion of small group questions Week of August 29- September 02, 2016 Monday= Distribute and go over Weekly WS Finish discussion of "The Trouble with Television" Library Homework= Cover your textbook Weekly WS due Thursday Tuesday= Chromebook expectations Ticket incentive AR Requirements STAR Test Grammar= Parts of Speech grammar_work-_parts_of_speech.doc Wednesday= Grammar practice Set up Schoology accounts/ Access class page "Media and Children" video Responses submitted through Schoology Homework= Weekly WS due Thursday= Discuss and collect Weekly WS Complete "Media and Children" video and discussion Read "Now You Take Bambi..." by Stephen King Written Response- Letter to Stephen King Friday= No School. Enjoy the long weekend!
Week of September 05-09, 2016 Monday= No School- Labor Day. Tuesday= Housekeeping Go over new procedures for Lab Work Assign journal and other lab work Nonfiction Text Features Notes Discuss reactions to the Stephen King article Library Wednesday= Grammar practice quiz (parts of speech) Introduce "Early Media Use and Academic Achievement" article Independent reading and work Small group processing and sharing Thursday= Nonfiction Notice and Note Signposts Discussion of "Early Media Use" article Homework= Complete Weekly Lab Work Prepare for quiz over Nonfiction Notes and Texts Friday= Quiz- Nonfiction Notes and Texts Independent work- Read Washington Post wildfire article Submit response in Schoology Work on Lab Work AR reading or tests Week of September 12-16, 2016 Monday= Go over Lab Work for the week Background for 1953 Monrovia Peak forest fire Introduce "Forest Fire" by Anais Nin (textbook p. 648) Listen to "Forest Fire" Small group work with assigned questions on Schoology Library Tuesday= Grammar- Understanding and identifying nouns Check and discuss small group work from Monday Begin work with "Fire at Mt. Wilson Observatory" article Independent reading and analysis- Complete question worksheet Wednesday= Discuss "Fire at Mt. Wilson..." article Visual literacy- various media and visual elements to supplement text Small group work- Fire in the Forest excerpt Thursday= Adjusted schedule for evacuation drill Grade and assignment update Independent and Make-up work session Check in-class work from previous days Conclude Monrovia Peak fire study Homework= Lab Work due Study for quiz Friday= Adjusted schedule for naturalization ceremony Quiz- Monrovia Peak fire articles Extra credit opportunity Discuss Lab Work Week of September 19-23, 2016 Monday= Introduce new Lab Work Cover Book Talk guideline, procedures, and projects Tuesday= Conclude Book Talk overview; cover grading rubric Grammar lesson and practice- Noun functions Library Wednesday= Cover the guidelines and the expectations for small group projects Small group project modeling Small group selections Thursday= Begin Small group work Exploration of topics Initial research Homework= Complete Friday= Check and go over Lab Work Class discussion of journal responses Small group work time Week of September 26-30, 2016 Monday= Introduce new lab work for the week Introduce useful resources for small group research Small group work time Library Tuesday= Grammar- review noun functions review for quiz Small groups Wednesday= Housekeeping Lab grade update Small group project schedule and updates Introduce the use of Clip Champ Overview of Citation Machine Small group work Thursday= Additional review for grammar quiz Quizizz- Practice competition Lab work practice Small group conferences Homework= Lab work due Friday Grammar quiz on Friday Friday= Grammar Quiz- Parts of speech and noun functions Check and go over Lab Work Complete Small group conferences/ work time
Week of October 03-07, 2016 Monday= Complete work posted in Schoology Work on Lab Work for the week Complete Research group reflection and evaluation Final day for small group work Library Tuesday= Grammar- Pronouns and antecedents Small group presentations Homework= Complete Pronoun practice Wednesday= Check and go over homework Small group presentations Homework= Lab work due Thursday Thursday= Discuss lab work Complete submission of final small group research materials Introduce the use of eBooks and Written in Bone Friday= No School
Week of October 10-14, 2016 Monday= No School Tuesday= Housekeeping (Grade updates, collecting missing work, AR tests, Book Talk signups, etc.) Grammar- Pronoun/ Antecedent agreement Review Book Talk procedures and guidelines Library Wednesday= Book Talks Written in Bone -Note to the Reader -Understanding the work of the archaeologists -Smithsonian "Written in Bone" video -Independent reading and work with chapter 1 Homework= Complete questions for chapter 1 of Written in Bone Prepare for your Book Talk