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November 20, 2017

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – The Outsiders

  • Stereotypes
  • Chapter 3

 

Homework:

  • Finish reading Chapter 3
  • NOTE: There will be no RCP this week.

November 16, 2017

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – The Outsiders

Homework:

  • Read Chapter 2 and complete gist statements
  • Reading Quiz on Chapters 1-2 TOMORROW!

November 15, 2017

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – The Outsiders

Homework:

October 31, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Nonfiction

  • “Flowers for Algernon” – Movie

Homework:

October 30, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Nonfiction

  • Notes on Author’s Purpose and How to Annotate
  • (These notes are unavailable due to copyright restrictions)

Homework:

October 24, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Nonfiction – Writing

Drafting – Day 2

Homework:

Periods 1,4,6,7 – Worksheet 2

Period 2 – Worksheet 2

 

October 23, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Nonfiction – Writing

Homework:

October 19, 2017

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Writing Workshop I – Short Story -or- Personal Narrative

Homework:

  • Develop your premise line for approval (to be completed on narrative assignment worksheet)

Important Dates:

Premise Line – due 10/20

Brainstorming Days – 10/19 – 10/20

Brainstorming sheet – due 10/23

Drafting – 10/23/, 10/24, 10/25

Rough Draft – due 10/26

Peer Editing – 10/26

Edit & Revise – 10/26, 10/27 (after vocabulary quiz)

Typed Final Copy – due 10/30

October 18, 2017

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Grammar – Unit 2 – Nouns

Homework: 

  • None

October 17, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Nonfiction – Writing Portion

Homework:

  • Make sure you have a book for your book report!

October 16, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Story – Unit Test

Homework:

October 10, 2017

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“Catch Up Day”

  • Students will have the opportunity to fill in all short story Literature Review Sheets.
  • Utilize the menu to access the short stories.

Homework:

  • RCP#5
  • Make sure you have an independent novel. Book Report 1 due in less than a month.

Upcoming:

  • Unit 1 Test – 10/16

October 2, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Nonfiction

“Flowers for Algernon”

Homework:

September 27, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Nonfiction

Periods 1,4,6,7 – “The Fun They Had”

Period 2 – ” A Sound of Thunder”

 

Homework:

  • Finish above writing activity
  • Flashcards due tomorrow for bonus points

September 26, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Nonfiction

Periods 1,4,6,7

Period 2

All classes completed their LRS sheet for above short story.

Homework:

Vocabulary – Unit 1

Periods 1,4,6,7 – Vocabulary – Level C – Unit 1 – Worksheet 2

Period 2 – Vocabulary – Level D – Unit 1 – Worksheet 2

September 25, 2017

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STAR Reader Test

 

Homework:

September 22, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Nonfiction

  • What is science fiction?

Periods 1,4,6,7

Period 2

September 20, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Nonfiction

Periods 1,4,6,7 – “The Cask of Amontillado”

 

Period 2 – “The Most Dangerous Game”

September 19, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Nonfiction

Periods 1,4,6,7 – “The Cask of Amontillado”

Period 2 – “The Most Dangerous Game”

 

Homework:

  • Grammar worksheet (unable to upload)

 

 

September 18, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Nonfiction

 

Homework:

  • Finish above worksheets
  • RCP#2

 

September 15, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-fiction

Do Now (Graded Classwork)

 

Lesson:

“A Retrieved Reformation”

“The Lady, Or the Tiger?”

 

Homework:

  • Complete LRS

September 14, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-fiction

Periods 1,4,6,7 – “A Retrieved Reformation”

Period 2 – “The Lady, Or the Tiger?”

Homework:

Periods 1,4,6,7 – vocabulary-level-c-unit-1-worksheet-1

Period 2- Vocabulary – Level D – Unit 1 – Worksheet 1

September 12, 2017

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Grammar – Unit 1 – The Sentence

Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-fiction

 

Homework:

  • Finish Conflict worksheet

September 7, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-fiction

Homework:

  • Have student/parent agreement form turned in by Monday, September 11.

September 6, 2017

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-Fiction

September 5, 2017

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Welcome Back!

Homework:

  • Forms need to be signed and turned in by next Monday (9/11)
  • Find an independent book to read

May 22 – June 16, 2017

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Unit 7 – Literature Circles

Literature Circle Packet – Unit 7 – Literature Circle – Role Sheets

Final Project Sheet – Unit 7 – Literature Circle – Final Project Choices

Individual Role Sheets:

 

May 9, 2017

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Unit 6 – The Holocaust

Homework:

  • None

April 27, 2017

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Unit 6 – The Holocaust

Night – Chapters 6 & 7

Milkweed – Chapters 31-36

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – Chapters 11-13

 

Homework:

  • Finish reading above chapters

April 24, 25, 26

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Holocaust Unit – Writing Portion

 

  • Students will be conducting research in the library

April 20, 2017

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Unit 6 – The Holocaust – Writing Component

Homework:

April 19, 2017

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Unit 6 – The Holocaust

Night – Chapter 5

Milkweed – Chapters 23-30

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – Chapters 8-10

 

Homework:

  • Finish reading above chapters by Friday

April 18, 2017

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Unit 6 – The Holocaust

Homework:

  • RCP29

April 7, 2017

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Unit 6 – The Holocaust

  • Night – Chapters 2 & 3
  • Milkweed –  Chapters 9-15
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – Chapters 3-5

Homework over Spring Break:

  • Night – Chapter 4
  • Milkweed –  Chapters 16-22
  • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – Chapters 6-7

April 6, 2017

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Unit 6 – The Holocaust

The following novels will be read with each of the assigned classes:

Night – Period 1

Milkweed – Periods 3 & 6

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – Periods 4 & 7

***Materials and novels can be found at the top under the Unit 6 Tab***

Today we read:

Night – Chapter 1

Milkweed – Chapters 1-8

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – Chapters 1-2

 

Homework:

All: Finish reading above chapters and complete gist statements.

April 5, 2017

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Unit 6 – The Holocaust

April 3, 2017

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Unit 6 – The Holocaust

Homework:

  • RCP28

March 31, 2017

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Vocabulary – Unit 7 – Test

Vocabulary – Unit 8

Homework:

  • Finish your poetry journal. THIS IS DUE MONDAY!

March 31, 2017

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Today was the last day of the NYS ELA Exam

Unit 5 – Poetry

  • Students will utilize class time to work on their poetry journals. Poetry Journals are due next Monday, April 3rd.

Homework:

  • Continue working on poetry journal
  • STUDY for tomorrow’s Unit 7 Vocabulary Test

March 28, 2017

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Unit 5 – Poetry

  • Students are watching Dead Poets Society in class.

Homework:

  • Book Report 3 due tomorrow

***REMINDER***

NOT ALL MATERIALS CAN BE POSTED ON MY WEBSITE DUE TO COPYRIGHT ISSUES AND THEREFORE I WILL NOT UPDATE IT.  All unit projects and writing portions can always be found under the Unit Tabs at the top of the website’s main page.

March 21, 2017

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Unit 5 – Poetry

  • Notes on the following poems: Curiosity, Riddle, and Memory
  • Quiz on Poetry Devices
  • Complete 2 out of 4 poems for Task Card F

Homework:

  • Finish your 2 poems from Task Card F

February 22, 2017

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Unit 4 – Taking a Stand & The Fight for Freedom

Movie Day (Finish)

Homework:

Unit 6 – Vocabulary Worksheet B

Level C – Unit 6 – Worksheet B

Level D – Unit 6 – Worksheet B

February 21, 2017

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Unit 4 – Taking a Stand & The Fight for Freedom

Movie Day

Essay’s due today!

Homework:

February 10, 2017

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Unit 4 – Writing – Persuasive Essay

The Hunger Games

The Giver

February 3, 2017

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Unit 4 – Taking a Stand & The Fight for Freedom

The Hunger Games

  • Game Board Project – group work
  • Homework: Finish reading The Hunger Games  and complete LRS Packet by Monday

The Giver

  • Community Project – group work
  • Homework: Finish reading The Giver and complete LRS Packet by Monday

Homework:

  • Begin studying for Unit 4 Test on Tuesday

February 2, 2017

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Unit 4 – Taking a Stand & The Fight for Freedom

The Hunger Games

  • Game Board Project – group work
  • Homework: Finish reading The Hunger Games  and complete LRS Packet by Monday

The Giver

  • Community Project – group work
  • Homework: Finish reading The Giver and complete LRS Packet by Monday

Homework:

 

February 1, 2017

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Unit 4 – Taking a Stand & The Fight for Freedom

The Hunger Games

  • Game Board Project – group work
  • Homework: Finish reading The Hunger Games  and complete LRS Packet by Monday

The Giver

  • Community Project – group work
  • Homework: Finish reading The Giver and complete LRS Packet by Monday

Homework:

  • Due Tomorrow – Grammar Worksheet (unable to upload)

 

January 27, 2017

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Vocabulary – Unit 5 – Test (All Classes)

  • Unit 6 words are listed under menu

Unit 4 – Taking a Stand & The Fight for Freedom

  • Group projects

Homework:

  • none

January 26, 2017

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Unit 4 – Taking a Stand & The Fight for Freedom

  • The Hunger Games – Read Chapters 22-24
  • The Giver – Read Chapters 17-19

Homework:

  • Study for tomorrow’s Unit 5 Vocabulary Quiz

January 17, 2017

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Unit 4 – Taking a Stand & The Fight for Freedom

The Hunger Games:

The Giver:

Homework:

  • RCP#17A         RCP#17B
  • Finish your assigned reading by Thursday
  • BOOK REPORT DUE TOMORROW!!!

January 11, 2017

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Unit 4 – Taking a Stand & The Fight for Freedom

The Hunger Games – Read Chapters 10-12

The Giver – Read Chapters 6 & 7

 

Homework:

January 10, 2017

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Unit 4 – Taking a Stand & The Fight for Freedom

The Hunger Games – Read Chapters 7-9

The Giver – Read Chapters 4 &5

 

Homework:

  • Finish yesterday’s QuickWrite

January 9, 2017

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Unit 4 – Taking a Stand & The Fight for Freedom

  • Read both speeches: Ain’t I a Woman & Shirley Chisolm
  • After reading Sojourner Truth and Shirley Chisolm’s speeches, what can you claim to be true about both women? Use at least one piece of evidence from each speech to support your claim.
  • Your response should:

    Begin with a strong claim.

    Provide a supporting piece of evidence from Truth’s speech

    Provide a supporting piece of evidence from Chisolm’s speech

    Concluding sentence.

 

Homework:

January 6, 2017

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Unit 4: Taking a Stand & The Fight for Freedom

The Hunger Games (Period 1): 

The Giver (Periods 3,4,6,7):

Homework:

  • Finish assigned reading and fill in chapter gist(s)

January 5, 2017

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Unit 4: Taking a Stand & The Fight for Freedom

The Hunger Games (Period 1): 

The Giver (Periods 3,4,6,7):

Homework:

  • Finish assigned reading and fill in chapter gist(s)

December 15, 2016

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – Writing

  • Today we are focusing on the 3rd body paragraph (similarities between Ha and Ponyboy)
  • Body Par 3 GO

Homework:

  • Study for tomorrow’s noun test
  • finish up the third body paragraph

December 14, 2016

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – Writing

  • Brainstorming/ Drafting – Day 2
  • Ha Paragraph

December 13, 2016

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – Writing

Homework:

  • Finish paragraph

December 12, 2016

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – Writing Portion

Homework:

December 6, 2016

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – Inside Out & Back Again

  • Read Part IV
  • Study Guide Questions for Part IV

 

Homework:

  • Finish study guide questions, Ha Chart and Inside Out/Back Again Chart

December 1, 2016

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – Inside Out & Back Again

  • Review Part II

Classwork: Read “Panic Rises in Saigon, but the Exits Are Few”

Homework:

  • STUDY FOR TOMORROW’S VOCABULARY QUIZ

November 30, 2016

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – Inside Out & Back Again

  • Read Part II – At Sea (Pages 73-111)
  • Answer Part II study guide questions (on loose leaf)
  • Continue to fill in character chart

Homework

November 28, 2016

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – Inside Out & Back Again

Homework:

  • Finish reading Section I (pages 1-69) and answer study guide questions.
  • NOTE: RCP for the week will be given TOMORROW
  • Unit 3 Vocabulary Test this Friday (12/2)

 

November 21, 2016

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – Inside Out & Back Again

Homework:

November 16, 2016

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – The Outsiders

  • Read Chapter 10

Homework:

November 8, 2016

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – Non-Fiction

Homework:

November 7, 2016

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – The Outsiders

Homework:

  • Finish Study Guide 1 (Due Wednesday)
  • RCP#8A (Story side)
  • RCP#8B (Question side)

November 3, 2016

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – The Outsiders

Homework:

  • Read Chapter 2

November 2, 2016

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Unit 2 – Coming of Age – The Outsiders

Homework:

  • None

November 1, 2016

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“Flowers for Algernon” movie – Part III

Homework:

  • Grammar worksheet (Common and Proper Nouns)
  • Book Report 1 due tomorrow

October 31, 2016

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Happy Halloween!

“Flowers for Algernon” movie – Part II

 

Homework:

  • RCP7

October 26, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-fiction – Writing Portion

Narrative Writing – Lesson 4

Homework:

  • Type up your final copy. (Due Friday)
  • Study for Unit 2 Vocabulary (Friday)

October 25, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-fiction – Writing Portion

Narrative Writing – Lesson 3

  • Drafting – Day 2

Homework:

October 24, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-fiction – Writing Portion

Narrative Writing – Lesson 3

  • Drafting – Day 1

Homework:

October 21, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-fiction – Writing Portion

Narrative Writing – Lesson 2

Homework:

  • Finish brainstorming sheet

October 20, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-fiction – Writing Portion

Narrative Writing – Lesson 1

Homework:

  • Premise Line or Topic for above writing assignment
  • Unit 2 Vocabulary

October 19, 2016

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SCOPE Magazine Day

  • “The Ghost Boy”

Homework:

  • None
  • Book Report 1 is due two weeks from today!

 

October 18, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-Fiction

  • Short Story Unit Test

Homework:

  • Finish yesterday’s paragraph

October 17, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-fiction

 

Homework:

October 14, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Story & Non-fiction – Lesson 16

Homework:

  • Study for Tuesday’s Short Story Unit Test

October 11, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-ficition

  • LRS Catching-up Day!
  • Students will utilize today to make sure that they have completed all their LRSs for each short story they have read.
  • Use the drop down menu to access each short story.
  • Find a blank LRS HERE.

Homework:

October 7, 2016

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Grammar – Unit 1 – The Sentence – TEST

Unit 1 – Short Stories and Non-fiction – Lesson 14

  • Read Progress Reports March 25-April 20th in “Flowers for Algernon”
  • Complete gist statements dor above sections
  • Fill in character chart

Homework:

  • None

October 6, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-fiction – Lesson 12

Homework:

  • UNIT 1 Grammar Test Tomorrow……………….so study!

October 5, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories and Non-fiction

Homework:

  • Grammar worksheet (unable to upload)

October 4, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories and Non-fiction – Lesson 11

Homework:

September 29, 2016

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Unit 1 Vocabulary Test Tomorrow!

Unit 1 – Short Stories and Non-fiction – Lesson 9

Homework;

  • STUDY for tomorrow’s test!

September 28, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories and Non-Fiction – Lesson 7

Homework:

  • Annotate, fill in NFRS Sheet and respond to writing prompt on “Driving Gap Risk Narrows”
    • Writing Prompt: Why do companies think the gap between teen girls and boys risky driving is decreasing?Use Two pieces of textual evidence to support your response.

September 26, 2016

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STAR Reader Assessment

  • Students will be taking the STAR Reader Assessment

Homework:

September 23, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories and Non-Fiction  Lesson

Students will:

Homework:

  • NONE, but you do have a vocabulary test next Friday!

 

September 22, 2016

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SCOPE Magazine Day

  • Students will be reading an article on 9/11 and answering questions based on the article (I am unable to post these)

Homework:

Periods 3,4,6,7 – vocabulary-level-c-unit-1-worksheet-1

Period 1 – vocabulary-level-d-unit-1-worksheet-b

September 21, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories & Non-Fiction – Lesson 5 – Day 2

  • Students will continue  annotating the article “Teens Are in No Rush to Drive” and write a summary in their group.
  • Students will then work independently on, “If Dress Code Doesn’t Suit Teens

Homework:

  • Complete NFRS sheet and summary

September 19, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories – Lesson 6

“All Summer in a Day”

  • Literary Devices: Author’s Purpose, Tone, Mood & Setting (Notes)
  • Read story, HERE.
  • Fill out LRS sheet

Homework:

September 15, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Story – Lesson 4

DO NOW:

  • Unit 1 Vocabulary Sentences in notebook. #s 6-10

Lesson:

Homework:

  • none

September 8, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories

Lesson 2:

Homework:

  • Please get all materials for class and documents signed by Friday 9/9

September 7, 2016

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Unit 1 – Short Stories

Lesson 1:

  • Review the following literary devices: point of view, inference, and plot
  • Notes
  • Read “Charles” by Shirley Jackson (“Charles”)
  • Begin filling in LRS sheet (Handout – LRS)

Homework:

  • Please get all materials for class and documents signed by Friday 9/9

September 6, 2016

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Welcome Back!

Homework:

  • Have all forms signed and returned by FRIDAY September 9th

Welcome back!

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