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2nd Quarter, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Thursday, October 18, 2018
"The Cost of Survival" - Read and annotate.
Friday, October 19, 2018 - National Day of Writing. In class writing activities.
Unless otherwise specified, all homework is due the day after it has been assigned.
****LAST DAY TO TURN IN MISSING WORK IS SEPTEMBER 21 BY 2:30! NO EXCEPTIONS! LATE WORK IS NOT ACCEPTED THE LAST WEEK OF THE QUARTER!
Monday, September 17
Due –Rough Draft - narrative
Personal revision practice and work - work stations for writing
Homework – Revise draft and bring copy to class.
Tuesday, September 18
Due – Draft
Warm and Cool Feedback
Homework – Final draft of personal narrative on identity. Due Wednesday/Thursday in class. Due Thursday night to Turnitin.com by 11:59 pm.
Wednesday/Thursday Block Days, September 19-20
Due – Essays
Goal: Students will read closely to analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact
with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
In class – Notes on character
Read – “The Rules of the Game,” by Amy Tan
Review of summary writing
Homework – Questions and character summary. Rules of the Game Questions
Friday, September 21
Due – Personal Narrative on Identity!
Due - Questions from "Rules of the Game"
Discuss “The Rules of the Game”
Assessment on "Rules of the Game"
Monday, September 10, 2018
To Turn In – Prewriting work
Warm Up – Quickwrite “I’m From”
Summary of 3 options
Begin Writing – Choose a focus for your narrative that illustrates an example of your identity
Map Out Your Story/Drafting
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Due –Story Map
Drafting Day – LAB
Office 365 Set Up
Login – www.cusd80.com/office365
User name s+ student IDemail@example.com
Password – Your password or S123456! If not logged in yet
Create account (use Microsoft Office email – firstname.lastname@example.org)
Password – gobhsbears2
Homework – Work on Rough Draft/Type to bring Friday.
Wednesday, September 12-13, 2018 (Block Days)
To Turn In – Nothing
Read "Hold The Mayonnaise" Story and answer questions.
Homework – Write, type, print rough draft.
Friday, September 14, 2018 (Homecoming)
Due – Rough draft
Modeled ARMS strategy -
Homework – Continue working on draft – bring printed copy Monday!!!
Week 7: September 3-7, 2018
Monday, September 3 - No School
Tuedsay, September 4, 2018 - Prep for Socratic
Block (Wednesday/Thursday), September 5& 6, 2018
Socratic Circle QFT Questions on Identity
Friday, September 7, 2018
- Writer's Notebook - Free choice friday BUT every sentence that you write, challenge yourself to write each sentence with ONLY 5 words.
- Class - Review Narrative Non-fiction Essay Essay Overview
- Homework - Prewriting work Essay Prewriting Handout - DUE MONDAY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CLASS!
Week 6 - August 27-31, 2018
Monday, August 27, 2018
Due – nothing
Basha Gives Back Video
Diction practice – Holes/Perfect Words
Video on Angel Island - Discovering Angel Island - The Story Behind the Poems
Class – Read “The Writing on the Wall,” pg 79-83
Assignment/Homework – Questions for "The Writing on the Wall" : 1. Who was sent to Angel Island and under what circumstances? 2. Why were the poems inscribed on the walls at Angel Island so hard to see? 3. According to the writer, how will preservation of the Angel Island Detention Center poetry benefit her as a poet?
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Due – Questions
Writer’s notebook: If you had to move to a different country with a completely different language and culture, how would you go about adapting to your new home?
Discuss "The Writing on the Wall"
Homeowrk: Analyze Craft and Structure Handout Writing on the Wall Handout
Wednesday, August 29/30, 2018 (Block Days)
Due – Worksheet
Writer’s Notebook – Brainstorm list of items/concepts related to you that start with the letter D.
Choose 1 and write about it.
“Alabanza,” by Martin Espada
Socratic Discussion prep
Homework: Prep for discussion - review texts, bring questions
Friday, August 31, 2018
Due – Discussion prep
Week 5, August 20-24, 2018
Monday, August 20, 2018
Due – nothing
Basha Gives Back Video – The Sneaker Saint”
Writer’s Notebook: Write about how one experience has helped to define you.
Notes about story – vocabulary, background of Puerto Rico
Online textbook codes
Read “American History,” by Judith Ortiz Coffer
Assignment/Homework – Prefix Project Poster Due,
First Read “American History”
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Due – Prefix Project
Test corrections in class for "Quilt of a Country." Correct wrong andswers by indicating the correct answer and explaining WHY it is the correct answer. Must have both parts. 1/2 point will be awarded back on the grade for every right answer and explanation.
Homework:Read "American History"
Wednesday, August 22/23, 2018 (Block Days)
Due – nothing
Writer’s Notebook – Brainstorm list of items/concepts related to you that start with the letter C. Choose 1 and write about it.
Introduction notes on Voice - Notes
"American History" - Comprehension questions, Craft and Structure, Story Map (in class)
Homework: Story Map for "American History" Notes on Plot Map
Friday, August 24, 2018
Due – Story Map for "American History"
Assignment - Write a new ending to the story "American History"
Week 4, August 13-17, 2018
Monday, August 13, 2018
Due – Circle Map Reflection, GOGOMO, notes on “Music for My Mother”
New Seating Chart
Basha Gives Back - Monday spark Pay it Forward
Writer’s Notebook: Top 10 favorite conversation topics. Choose 1 and write a dialog between you and one other person about the topic.
(Notes on examining writing/strengthening writing Examining Writing ) - TABLED!
Review Vocabulary Strategy Notes - Vocab Strategy NOTES
Reading focus: “A Quilt of a Country”
Assignment/Homework – first read response for “A Quilt of a Country”
**Picture day is tomorrow!
*Don’t forget to sign up for Turnitin.com if you have not done so. We will start using it soon.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Due –First Read for “A Quilt of a Country”
Writer’s notebook: M of songs for a particulaake a playlistr situation (getting ready to play a sport, before a big test, perfect day at the beach, when you are feeling blue, etc.). Explain the purpose of the playlist and then list the songs and artists.
Discuss “A Quilt of a Country”
Homework: Comprehension questions
Wednesday, August 15/16, 2018 (Block Days)
Due – Comprehension Questions
Writer’s Notebook – Brainstorm list of items/concepts related to you that start with the letter B. Choose 1 and write about it.
- Prefix Project directions 3. Analyze the text
- Discussion 4. Vocabulary for story
Whole group check in
Friday, August 17, 2018
Writer’s notebook – Your choice. Write about whatever is on your mind, or if you need some inspiration, use the spark word – “escape.”
Review “A Quilt for a Country”
Assessment – “A Quilt of a Country”
Homework: Work on Prefix Project
Week 3, August 6-10, 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Due – Nothing
Writer’s notebook: Your spark word for today is “virus.” You can choose to write a story, a letter, a poem, an explanation, a definition, compare it to something.
Demonstrate set up for Vocab Prefix Project
Unit 1 Essential Question – What does it mean to be American?
Define – Identity
Discuss elements of fiction, narrative, non-fiction – match the 2 “narrative non-fiction” Notes
Homework: Read and annotate “"Music for My Mother" ”
Work on your vocabulary projects
Wednesday, August 8/9, 2018 (Block Days)
Due – Annotations
Writer’s Notebook – Brainstorm list of items/concepts related to you that start with the letter A. Choose 1 and write about it.
Computer access set up
Discuss “Music for My Mother”
Friday, August 10, 2018 (Revised - 8/9/18)
Due – Vocabulary/Prefix work
Writer’s notebook – Your choice. Write about whatever is on your mind, or if you need some inspiration, use the spark word – “sunset.”
Review "Music for My Mother"
Homework: Circle Map/GOGOMO/Notes on "Music for My Mother" Due Monday.
July 23 - 27
July 23 -
* Welcome PPT/class overviewWelcome
*Creating Class community - "Get to Know You" survey
*Homework: Complete the responses for the prompts at the end of the survey. Due Wednesday, July 25, 2018
*Writing diagnostic (in class)
* Continue writing diagnostic
* Composition Notebooks due!
* All signed papers due (syllabus, National Board Release form)
* Finish writing diagnostic
JULY 30 - AUGUST 3
Monday, July 30 : Writer's notebook - Top 10 people I would trade places with.
DUE: WRITING DIAGNOSTIC!
Beginning of the year reading assessment.
Tuesday - July 31: Writer's Notebook: Top 10 concerns about the future.
Finish reading diagnostic.
Wednesday, August 1: Writer's Notebook - 10 things I am most tired of
Finish reading diagnostic.
If students are finished - Choice Board - Choose 1
Thursday, August 2: Writer's Notebook - 10 adjectives to describe yourself
In class: Review Reading Diagnostic
Homework: Annotate "Why a Substantial Vocabulary is Important" Vocab Article Here
Friday, August 3: Writer's Notebook - Your choice.
In class: Discuss why vocabular is important.
Assign prefix to research.
Assignment: 1st quarter prefix project DUE AUGUST 17TH!!!! Prefix Word Study Handout