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English 9a daily agenda

English 9A Daily Agenda

2014-2015 School Year| Trimester 1| Ms. Topp


Tuesday 09 02 2014

Tuesday, 09.02.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Name Tags

  • KP Pep Talk

  • Syllabus- Student/Parent sign page due FRIDAY!

    COMING UP:

    Ideal Classroom

    Independent Reading Overview

  • I can…

    • Follow simple directions 


Name tags

Name Tags

FAV FOODFAV MOVIE/TV SHOW

NAME (IN FAV COLOR)

SOMETHING I LIKEHOW I SPEND MY

TO DOTIME OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL


Wednesday 09 03 2014

Wednesday, 09.03.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Student Information Form

  • Introductions

  • Questions?

  • Hour 5: Syllabus

  • Independent Reading Overview

  • Ideal Classroom #1

    COMING UP:

    Independent Reading Proposal

  • I can…

    • Share relevant information about myself

    • Collaborate with my peers and teacher to create classroom expectations and goals


What does your ideal classroom

What does your IDEAL CLASSROOM…

  • LOOK like?

  • FEEL like?

  • SOUND like?

  • SMELL like?

  • TASTE like?

    Think about HOW you would use your FIVE SENSES in your IDEAL CLASSROOM.


Thursday 09 04 2014

Thursday, 09.04.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Questions?

  • Ideal Classroom #2

  • Independent Reading Proposal- Due TOMORROW!

    COMING UP:

    Independent Reading Proposal & Student/Parent Syllabus sign page DUE TOMORROW!

  • I can…

    • Collaborate with my peers and teacher to create classroom expectations and goals


Things to discuss

Things to DISCUSS

  • What are your thoughts, feelings, and guidelines for…

    • GROUP WORK

    • CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT/CLIMATE

    • TIMELINESS/TIME IN CLASS

    • WORK TIME

    • CELL PHONES

    • MY ROLE

    • MS. TOPP’S ROLE


Friday 09 05 2014

Friday, 09.05.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Hand In- IR Proposal & Syllabus

  • Announcements

  • IR Final Project Overview

  • Ideal Classroom #3

  • Ms. Topp Introduction/Ms. Topp Answers

  • First Week Questions/Reflections

    COMING UP:

    Notebook/Portfolio Set-Up

    IR Book Check-out

  • I can…

    • Collaborate with my peers and teacher to create classroom expectations and goals


Monday s tasks

Monday’s Tasks

  • TONIGHT! Football and Ice Cream 

  • Notebook Set-Up

  • Portfolio Set-up

  • Book Check-out

    • Check-outs from IMC (limited copies)

    • Bring book from home

    • Being Independent Reading

    • Hand in IR Proposal on Tuesday

    • Attendance end of Hour, TOO!


So far i am missing hour 4

So Far, I am missing… (Hour 4)

Parent- Sign Page

Independent Reading Proposal

  • Suheb E.

  • Josiah H.

  • Rebecca P.

  • Merissa G.

  • Rebecca P.

Computer Log-in Issues?


So far i am missing hour 5

So Far, I am missing… (Hour 5)

Parent- Sign Page

Independent Reading Proposal

  • Jaden A.

  • Matt B.

  • Raphael B.

  • Kaylee B.

  • Hailey K.

  • Wilson L.

  • Ronald P.

  • MOST OF YOU!

Computer Log-in Issues?


Monday 09 08 2014

Monday, 09.08.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Seating Chart

  • Notebook Set-Up

  • Portfolio Set-up

  • Ideal Classroom #4

  • Hour 5- IR Final Project Overview & Ms. Topp Introduction

  • Independent Reading Book Check-out

    COMING UP:

    Reading Efficiency #1

  • I can…

    • Be organized and prepared for class by establishing my notebook and writing portfolio

    • Collaborate with my peers and teacher to create classroom expectations and goals


Notebook portfolio set up

Notebook/Portfolio Set up

NOTEBOOK SET UP

PORTFOLIO SET UP

  • Take 3 post-its or tab dividers EACH ONE SHOULD BE A DIFFERENT COLOR

    • COLOR 1:READING LOG

    • COLOR 2: ASSIGNMENTS

    • COLOR 3: NOTES

  • You will use these like “tabs” for our sections

  • Divide your notebook into 3 EQUAL SECTIONS

  • Take ONE FILE FOLDER AND ONE LABEL

    • Write YOUR NAME and CLASS PERIOD on the label

    • Put the label on the top of your file folder

    • Hand in to Ms. Topp


Tuesday 09 09 2014

Tuesday, 09.09.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • P4- Announcements

  • Hand in IR proposal

  • Announcements/Logistics

  • Final Ideal Classroom Discussion

  • Reading Efficiency #1

    COMING UP:

    Plagiarism Web Quest

    Independent Reading

  • I can…

    • Collaborate with my peers and teacher to create classroom expectations and goals

    • Utilize my reading and comprehension skills to improve my Reading Efficiency


Announcements logistics

Announcements/Logistics

  • Website

  • Class Crate

  • Hand-in Bin

  • Ms. Topp Wall

  • Bathroom Passes

  • Tardies/Absences

  • Learning Targets

  • Lunch Schedule (4th Hour)


Wednesday 09 10 2014

Wednesday, 09.10.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • P4- Announcements

  • Plagiarism Web Quest

  • Independent Reading

    • Reading Log 1 (Follow Guidelines)

      COMING UP:

      DWA Writing Assessment

  • I can…

    • Identify the components and follow BHS’ Academic Honesty Polic

    • Read and analyze a book of my choice for my own enjoyment


Thursday 09 11 2014

Thursday, 09.11.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • P4- Announcements

  • DWA Writing Assessment

    COMING UP:

    DWA Writing Assessment

  • I can…

    • Understand that writing prompts can and should be broken into parts to ensure the response is thorough and on topic.

    • Write an essay with a clear beginning, a developed middle with adequate elaboration, and a logical conclusion.


Friday 09 12 2014

Friday, 09.12.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • P4- Announcements

  • DWA Writing Assessment

  • Independent Reading

    • Reading Log 1 (Follow Guidelines)

    • Ms. Topp Check Book Choices

    • Missing Work

      COMING UP:

      Short Stories Unit: Elements of Plot

  • I can…

    • Understand that writing prompts can and should be broken into parts to ensure the response is thorough and on topic.

    • Write an essay with a clear beginning, a developed middle with adequate elaboration, and a logical conclusion.


Reading log set up

Reading Log Set up

Go to theREADING LOGtab in your notebook.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Date

  • Title, author, pages read (start page- end page_

  • My Summary: Summary or what you read. Summarize only what you read today. Use 4-7 complete sentences minimum.

  • My Thoughts: A thoughtful response to what you read for the day (see suggested prompts). Use 3-5 complete sentences minimum.


Monday 09 15 2014

Monday, 09.15.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

LONG PEP FEST SCHEDULE

  • P4- Announcements

  • Check Reading Log #1

  • Introduction to Elements of Plot

  • Elements of Fiction

    • Types of Conflict

    • Setting

  • “The Sniper” Background

    COMING UP:

    “The Sniper” and Elements of Plot

  • I can…

    • Identify the elements of plot and apply them to the short story “The Sniper”


Tuesday 09 16 2014

Tuesday, 09.16.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • “The Sniper”

    • Elements of Fiction- Point of View

    • HAND IN PACKET TOMORROW!

      COMING UP:

      Reading Efficiency #2

      Independent Reading

  • I can…

    • Identify the elements of plot and apply them to the short story “The Sniper”


Wednesday 09 17 2014

Wednesday, 09.17.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • TOMORROW Announcements

  • “The Sniper”

    • Elements of Fiction- Theme

  • Reading Efficiency #2

    • Review/Discussion

  • Independent Reading

    • Reading Log Review

      COMING UP:

      Gates Reading Test

      Independent Reading

  • I can…

    • Identify the elements of plot and apply them to the short story “The Sniper”

    • Utilize my reading and comprehension skills to improve my Reading Efficiency

    • Read and analyze a book of my choice for my own enjoyment


Reading log set up reminders

Reading Log Set up/Reminders

Go to theREADING LOGtab in your notebook.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Date

  • Title, author, pages read (start page- end page)

  • My Summary: Summary or what you read. Summarize only what you read today. Use 4-7 complete sentences minimum.

  • My Thoughts: A thoughtful response to what you read for the day (see suggested prompts). Use 3-5 complete sentences minimum.


Thursday 09 18 2014

Thursday, 09.18.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • P4- Announcements

  • Ms. Topp is GONE!

  • Gates Test (35 Minutes Timed)

  • Independent Reading

    • Reading Log #2

      COMING UP:

      Elements of Plot Review

  • I can…

    • Utilize my reading and comprehension skills to improve my Reading Efficiency

    • Read and analyze a book of my choice for my own enjoyment


Friday 09 19 2014

Friday, 09.19.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

LONG PEP FEST

  • P4- Announcements

  • Plot Review/Wrap-up “The Sniper”

    • Hand in Packet!

  • View “The Sniper”

  • Ms. Topp Answers

  • Best Villain Intro

    COMING UP:

    Short Stories Unit: “The Most Dangerous Game”

  • I can…

    • Identify the elements of plot and apply them to the short story “The Sniper”


The best villain

The Best Villain…

  • Think about the BEST VILLAIN you know… Perhaps they’re from a movie, book, comic, or your own life. In your assignment section of your notebook, answer the following questions:

    • Who are they? Where are they from?

    • What do they look like?

    • What do they do as the villain? What is their purpose?

    • What qualities do they possess that makes them a good villain?

    • Pick one quality that you will share with the class.


Monday 09 22 2014

Monday, 09.22.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Best Villain Journal/Discussion

  • Introduction to Foreshadowing

  • Title Inferences

  • Begin MDG

    COMING UP:

    Foreshadowing and MDG

  • I can…

    • Identify the elements of plot in “The Most Dangerous Game”

    • Analyze the plot in order to gather textual evidence that demonstrates where and how the author creates tension and suspense


The best villain1

The Best Villain…

  • Think about the BEST VILLAIN you know… Perhaps they’re from a movie, book, comic, or your own life. In your assignment section of your notebook, answer the following questions:

    • Who are they? Where are they from?

    • What do they look like?

    • What do they do as the villain? What is their purpose?

    • What qualities do they possess that makes them a good villain?

    • Pick one quality that you will share with the class.


Tuesday 09 23 2014

Tuesday, 09.23.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Elements of Fiction

    • Mood

    • Tone

    • Suspense

  • Continue MDG

    • Elements of Plot/Foreshadowing Notes

      COMING UP:

      Reading Efficiency #3

      Independent Reading

  • I can…

    • Identify the elements of plot in “The Most Dangerous Game”

    • Analyze the plot in order to gather textual evidence that demonstrates where and how the author creates tension and suspense


Wednesday 09 24 2014

Wednesday, 09.24.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Reading Efficiency #3

    • HIGHLIGHT and # answers for Questions #6-10

    • Review/Discussion

  • Independent Reading

    • Reading Log #3

      COMING UP:

      More MDG

  • I can…

    • Utilize my reading and comprehension skills to improve my Reading Efficiency

    • Read and analyze a book of my choice for my own enjoyment


Reading log set up reminders1

Reading Log Set up/Reminders

Go to theREADING LOGtab in your notebook.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Date

  • Title, author, pages read (start page- end page)

  • My Summary: Summary or what you read. Summarize only what you read today. Use 4-7 complete sentences minimum.

  • My Thoughts: A thoughtful response to what you read for the day (see suggested prompts). Use 3-5 complete sentences minimum.


Thursday 09 25 2014

Thursday, 09.25.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Finish MDG

  • Elements of Fiction- Characters

  • Complete MDG/Foreshadowing Worksheet- HAND IN!

    COMING UP:

    MDG & Film Compare and Contrast

    Independent Reading

  • I can…

    • Identify the elements of plot in “The Most Dangerous Game”

    • Analyze the plot in order to gather textual evidence that demonstrates where and how the author creates tension and suspense


Friday 09 26 2014

Friday, 09.26.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • MDG/Hunger Games Compare & Contrast

  • HAND IN MDG Worksheet

  • Ms. Topp Answers

  • Independent Reading

    COMING UP:

    MDG On-Demand Writing

  • I can…

    • Compare and Contrast literary elements in film and story

    • Read and analyze a book of my choice for my own enjoyment


Most dangerous hunger games

Most Dangerous Hunger Games

  • In the assignment section of your notebook, Compare and Contrast “The Most Dangerous Game” and Hunger Games. Pay particular attention to:

    • How people are selected for the games?

    • What is the unfair advantage to those running the games?

      • GZ to Rainsford

      • Capital to Tributes

      • Tribute to Tributes

    • What elements are similar?

    • What elements are very different?


Ms topp answers

Ms. Topp Answers

  • How tall are you?

  • How old are you?

  • Do you have a boyfriend? Are you married? How long?

  • Do you have kids?

  • What religion are you?

  • Do you have any pets?

  • Do you like animals? What is your favorite animal? If you could have any animal as a pet what would it be?


Monday 09 29 2014

Monday, 09.29.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Introduction to Argumentative Writing

  • Writing Portfolios

  • Begin MDG On-Demand Writing (Gather Evidence/Complete Outline)

    COMING UP:

    Finish MDG On-Demand Writing

I can…

  • Understand that writing prompts can andshould be broken into parts to ensure the response is thoroughand on topic

  • Identify specific textual evidence to support claims


Tuesday 09 30 2014

Tuesday, 09.30.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • MDG On-Demand Writing

  • Make-up/Missing Work

    COMING UP:

    Reading Efficiency #4

    Independent Reading

I can…

  • Identify specific textual evidence to support claims

  • Write arguments to support claims I have made about substantive topics or texts, using reason and specific, relevant, evidence.


Wednesday 10 01 2014

Wednesday, 10.01.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Reading Efficiency #4

    • Use your BEST METHOD!

    • Review/Discussion

  • Independent Reading

    • Reading Log #4

    • Ms. Topp Conferences

    • Reading Log Check FRIDAY!

      COMING UP:

      Begin “Harrison Bergeron”

I can…

  • Utilize my reading and comprehension skills to improve my Reading Efficiency

  • Read and analyze a book of my choice for my own enjoyment


Reading log set up reminders2

Reading Log Set up/Reminders

Go to theREADING LOGtab in your notebook.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Date

  • Title, author, pages read (start page- end page)

  • My Summary: Summary or what you read. Summarize only what you read today. Use 4-7 complete sentences minimum.

  • My Thoughts: A thoughtful response to what you read for the day (see suggested prompts). Use 3-5 complete sentences minimum.


Thursday 10 02 2014

Thursday, 10.02.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Introduction to Theme

  • What If We Were All Equal?

  • Small Groups: Read “Harrison Bergeron” and Complete Assignment with “Handicaps”- Due Tomorrow!

    COMING UP:

    Theme and 2081

    Independent Reading

I can…

  • Work with my peers to identify the theme and how the elements of plot contribute to the theme.

  • Determine the theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail how it emerges in the text, develops over the course of the text, and is refined through details


Friday 10 03 2014

Friday, 10.03.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Complete “Handicap” Assignment (15 Minutes)

  • 2081: What If? (Hour 4)

  • HAND IN NOTEBOOKS!

  • HB & 2081 Theme Discussion

  • Ms. Topp Answers

    COMING UP:

    “Marigolds”

I can…

  • Determine the theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail how it emerges in the text, develops over the course of the text, and is refined through details

  • Read and analyze a book of my choice for my own enjoyment


Monday 10 06 2014

Monday, 10.06.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Introduction to Inferences

  • Silently Read “Beware of the Dog” (Page 688)

  • Complete Inferences Chart- Be Prepared to Discuss TOMORROW!

    COMING UP:

    “Marigolds” and More Inferences!

I can…

  • Define and understand inferences

  • Make inferences within a text based on textual evidence and background knowledge


Tuesday 10 07 2014

Tuesday, 10.07.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • “Beware of the Dog” and Inferences (15 Minutes to Finish; 15 Minutes to Discuss)

  • Partner Read “Marigolds” (Page 141) and Begin Partner Activity

    COMING UP:

    Reading Efficiency #5

    Independent Reading

I can…

  • Make inferences within a text based on evidence and background knowledge

  • Identify specific textual evidence to support my claims


Marigolds inferences

“Marigolds” Inferences

  • As you read “Marigolds” (page 141) with your partner, think about the specific characters: what they say, their actions, their motivations, etc.

  • When you have completed the short story, DISCUSS and then WRITE about the following:

    • 2 INFERENCES ABOUT CHARACTERS: Include textual evidence for each inference and an explanation of how this supports your inference.

    • THEME: Explain one theme from the story and how the text led you to that theme.

    • CLIMAX: Explain the climax to the story and how you know.

    • What types (2-3) of character is Lizbeth? Explain.

    • What types (2-3) of character is Ms. Lottie? Explain.


Wednesday 10 08 2014

Wednesday, 10.08.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Hand In Sniper Revisions

  • SCHOOL IS FUN!

  • Reading Efficiency #5

    • Use Your BEST METHOD!

    • Review/Discussion

  • Independent Reading

    • Reading Log #5

      COMING UP:

      Finish “Marigolds” Partner Activity

      Literary Terms Review- Quiz Friday

I can…

  • Utilize my reading and comprehension skills to improve my Reading Efficiency

  • Read and analyze a book of my choice for my own enjoyment


Thursday 10 09 2014

Thursday, 10.09.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Literary Terms Review

  • Finish “Marigolds” Partner Activity

    COMING UP:

    Literary Terms Quiz TOMORROW!

    Independent Reading

I can…

  • Identify the Elements of Fiction and apply them to various pieces of literature

  • Make inferences within a text based on evidence and background knowledge

  • Identify specific textual evidence to support my claims


Friday 10 10 2014

Friday, 10.10.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Literary Terms Quiz

  • MDG/Foreshadowing Review

  • Independent Reading

    • Reading Log #6

      COMING UP:

      Make-Up Day

      “Marigolds” Revision

      Independent Reading

I can…

  • Identify the Elements of Fiction and apply them to various pieces of literature

  • Read and analyze a book of my choice for my own enjoyment


Reading log set up reminders3

Reading Log Set up/Reminders

Go to theREADING LOGtab in your notebook.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Date

  • Title, author, pages read (start page- end page)

  • My Summary: Summary or what you read. Summarize only what you read today. Use 4-7 complete sentences minimum.

  • My Thoughts: A thoughtful response to what you read for the day (see suggested prompts). Use 3-5 complete sentences minimum.


Monday 10 13 2014

Monday, 10.13.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Make-Up Day

  • Marigold’s Revisions (EVERYONE)

  • Make-Up Work or Independent Reading

    COMING UP:

    Independent Reading

I can…

  • Identify the Elements of Fiction and apply them to various pieces of literature


Marigolds page 141 inferences

“Marigolds” (page 141) Inferences

  • Read the short story and then complete the following in the ASSIGNMENT SECTION of your notebook:

    • 2 INFERENCES ABOUT CHARACTERS: Include textual evidence for each inference (and pg #) and an explanation of how this supports your inference.

    • THEME: Explain one theme from the story and how the text led you to that theme.

    • CLIMAX: Explain the climax to the story and explain how you know.

    • What types (2-3) of character is Lizbeth? Explain.

    • What types (2-3) of character is Ms. Lottie? Explain.

  • SHOW MS. TOPP!


Tuesday 10 14 2014

Tuesday, 10.14.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Group Work Preferences

  • Complete “Marigolds” Assignment in Notebooks

  • Read “The Interlopers” (PG. 189) & Complete Elements of Plot Assignment-HAND IN TODAY!

    COMING UP:

    Next Monday: Begin School Uniform Essay Revisions

I can…

  • Identify the Elements of Fiction and apply them to various pieces of literature

HAVE A WONDERFUL LONG WEEKEND! 


Monday 10 22 2014

Monday, 10.22.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • School Uniform Essay

    • Argumentative Writing/Essay Reminders

    • Essay Rubric

    • Sample Essays

      COMING UP:

      School Uniform Rough Draft Self-Evaluation

      “Slip or Trip”

I can…

  • Discuss arguments, claims, and counterclaims utilized by a writer in an argumentative piece of writing

  • Analyze organized writing that is appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.


Tuesday 10 21 2014

Tuesday, 10.21.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Writing Portfolios/School Uniform Essay Rough Drafts

    • Self Assessment w/Rubric

    • Rough Draft Self-Reflection

    • Show Ms. Topp

  • Warranting Evidence

  • “Slip or Trip” Group Work

    COMING UP:

    Wrap-Up “Slip or Trip”

    Essays & Introductions

I can…

  • Analyze my own writing and come up with goals for improving my writing

  • I can support my interpretation of evidence with a general rule (warrant)


Wednesday 10 22 2014

Wednesday, 10.22.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • “Slip or Trip” Group Work

  • Argumentative Writing Reminders

  • Introductions

  • Revisions: Introduction

    COMING UP:

    Essays & Conclusions

I can…

  • I can support my interpretation of evidence with a general rule (warrant)

  • Write arguments to support claims I have made about substantive topics or texts, using reason and specific, relevant, evidence.

  • Provide organized writing that is appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.


Thursday 10 23 2014

Thursday, 10.23.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Writing Lab, Detention, Bengal Junction Announcements

  • “Slip or Trip” Presentations

  • Introductions & Conclusions

  • Revisions: Introduction & Conclusion

    COMING UP:

    COMPLETE FINAL DRAFT!

I can…

  • Write arguments to support claims I have made about substantive topics or texts, using reason and specific, relevant, evidence.

  • Provide organized writing that is appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.


Friday 10 24 2014

Friday, 10.24.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • Revisions: Body Paragraphs & Counterclaim

    • Ms. Topp Challenge

  • Register for Turnitin.com

  • School Uniform Final Essay

    • Submit to Turnitin.com

    • Share with Ms. Topp on Google Docs

    • Hand in Self-Reflection on Monday

      COMING UP:

      COMPLETE FINAL DRAFT!

I can…

  • Write informative/explanatory texts that analyze complex ideas, concepts, and information while remaining clear and accurate.


Monday 10 27 2014

Monday, 10.27.2014

Daily Agenda

Learning Targets

  • New Seating Chart

  • Ms. Topp Challenge Reminder

  • Register for Turnitin.com

  • School Uniform Final Essay

    • Submit to Turnitin.com

    • Share with Ms. Topp on Google Docs

    • Hand in Self-Reflection TODAY!

      COMING UP:

      Begin Speak

  • I can…

    • Write informative/explanatory texts that analyze complex ideas, concepts, and information while remaining clear and accurate.


    Tuesday 10 28 2014

    Tuesday, 10.28.2014

    Daily Agenda

    Learning Targets

    • School Uniform Essay Wrap-up

      • Submit to Turnitin.com

      • Share with Ms. Topp on Google Docs

      • Self-Reflection BY THURSDAY!

    • Oh, High School!

      COMING UP:

      Reading Efficiency #6 (10 Minutes)

      Independent Reading

    I can…

    • Analyze how complex characters develop, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or theme

    • Write for a variety of purposes and for both short and extended amounts of time

    Don’t forget about the WRITING LAB! 


    Oh high school

    Oh, High School

    • Part 1: First Day Memories

      • Think back to your first days of high school. In the assignment section of your notebook, write about: How you prepared (physically, mentally, emotionally) for your first day of high school? What were you feeling as the days grew nearer to the start of the school year? What were you feeling those first few days? How do you feel now? What group(s) do you fit into?

    • Part 2: Cafeteria Seating

      • What are the different groups in the cafeteria in Mean Girls?

      • What different groups can be found in our own cafeteria?

      • Would you say these groups are a good or bad thing? Why or why not?


    Oh high school1

    Oh, High School

    • Part 3: New Kid

      • What do the high schoolers in Billy Madison think of Billy?

      • How does this contrast with the kids in his elementary school class?

    • Part 4: Saving A Friend

      • How do Hazel, Isaac, and Augustus love, support, and save each other from life’s messes?

      • In the assignment section of your notebook, write about: What is the best or hardest thing you have ever had to do for a friend? Why was it the best or hard?


    Oh high school on demand writing

    Oh, High School: On- Demand Writing

    • Part 5: Saving Yourself

      • Answer Sutter’s college essay prompt from The Spectacular Now for your own life:

        “Discuss a challenge or hardship you have faced in your life and describe how you have overcome it.” If you haven’t yet overcome the hardship you plan to describe, how do you hope to overcome it.

      • I will be the only one who reads this. It is okay to be real and vulnerable. Be honest. I want to know the real you.  This will be due at the end of class tomorrow!


    Wednesday 10 29 2014

    Wednesday, 10.29.2014

    Daily Agenda

    Learning Targets

    • Reading Efficiency #6

      • 10 Minute Completion

      • Review/Discussion

    • Complete On-Demand Writing

    • Independent Reading

      COMING UP:

      Begin Speak

    I can…

    • Utilize my reading and comprehension skills to improve my Reading Efficiency

    • Read and analyze a book of my choice for my own enjoyment

    Don’t forget about the WRITING LAB! 


    Thursday 10 30 2014

    Thursday, 10.30.2014

    Daily Agenda

    Learning Targets

    • Pre-Reading Activity

    • Speak-Up Writing & Introduction- Select Names Monday

    • Lit Circles Preview

    • Check-out books

    • Begin Speak (pages 1-9)

    • Cafeteria Assignment- Due Tomorrow

    • Notebook Check Tomorrow

      COMING UP:

    I can…

    Don’t forget about the WRITING LAB! 


    Speak literature circles

    Speak Literature Circles

    HOUR 4

    • Brianna, Kallie, Alexis, Katie

    • Damon, Derik, Tori, Becca, Prentiss

    • Nick, Bret, Alix, Tiffany

    • Peyton, Bella, Merissa, Jasmyn

    • Gabby, Cammie, Josiah, Francisco

    • Kelsey, Emily, Suheb, Jimmy


    Speak literature circles1

    Speak Literature Circles

    HOUR 5

    • Cait, Sarah Shogren, Annie, Kaylee

    • Ana, Sahuur, Wilson, Alex

    • Zaylee, Hailey, Emily, Brendan, Quinn

    • Callie, Morgan, Sarah Stothart, Bailey, Mateo

    • Marissa, Grace, Stevie, Jadan

    • Casey, Matt, Zach, Elizabeth, Aubrianna

    • Dominick, Joey, Ralph, Ronald, Cameron


    Friday 10 31 2014

    Friday, 10.31.2014

    Daily Agenda

    Learning Targets

    • Begin Speak (pages 1-9)

    • Cafeteria Assignment- Due Monday

      Read Speak (pages 10-22)

    • Begin Discussion Groups

      • Instructions/Expectations

      • Assign Marking Period 1 Roles

    • Independent Reading

    • Notebook Check

    I can…


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