8-1-2 Welcome to Language Arts/Reading with Gloria Lewis Sharil Smith
Supplies for Lang. Arts/ Reading • Cooper Notebook • 3 hole spiral notebook • loose leaf paper – dividers with pockets • 3 folders with pockets • blue/black ink pens • colored ink pens for revisions • Highlighters -Tissues - REC FLASHDRIVE • All students are required to wear the Cooper Uniform.
Uniforms • Khaki pants or skirts • Polo shirts blue black or white • Shoes no open toes
Language Arts Agenda August 05, 2010 • Class Quote • EQ: What is language arts? • Classroom Procedures • Watch or listen to World News Nightly on channel ABC. • Turn in summer reading to • class drawer. • Review syllabus • HW: get syllabus signed
Language arts August 6th • Pass your signed syllabus up to your row leader. • Did you watch World News tonight? • EQ: How do I demonstrate the writing process? • Instructional focus: Baseline Essay • Have a safe and blessed weekend.
Baseline – Choice 1 • Some people argue that television has had a negative influence on society. What do you think about the impact of television on teenagers and people in general? Explain your point of view.
Baseline Choice 2 • What type of music do you like to listen to and why? Describe the type of music. How has your taste in music changed over the years? Explain and be sure to make real world connections.
Baseline Choice 3 • Who do you admire and why? Describe this person and explain why you admire this person. What influence has this person had in your life?
Agenda-August 9, 2010 • Turn in Baseline essays include brainstorm, outline, draft, and final. • Warm up- DRP Week 1- Mon./Tues • EQ: What are the different types of genres? • Issue textbooks – Reader’s Journey • Lesson1-11-Identify themes in a literary work • Reader’s Journey-pg.62-65
Genres • Biographies • Drama • Fairytales • Folklore • Legends • Plays • Fables • Fiction • Non-Fiction • Poetry
Agenda-August 10, 2010 • Warm Up-DRP Week 1-Wed/Thur. • What types of books do you like to read? • Diagnostic Test(3rd period only) • Check and Discuss Hw. Pgs. 62-65 • Essential Question-What are the characteristics of the different types of genres? What is theme in literature? • Reader’s Journey- pgs. 74-87
Literacy • Welcome to literacy with Ms. Lewis • Goal: The goal is for all of us to become avid readers, to enjoy reading a variety of genres. • What book did you choose and why? • Take the Reader’s Survey?
Think of a person in your life who wants the best for you. In what ways do they support you? In what ways does their support help you? Does their support may make things harder for you? Explain and describe your relationship . Be sure to demonstrate the writing process.
Lang. arts August 11 • Good Morning: • Reading Log • EQ: What is my lexile? • Warm-up= DRP(Friday) • Go to the Media Center to select a book: Historical fiction on biography.
Thurs. Aug 12 • Turn in DRP • Warm-up: Quick-Write • EQ: What are the standards for 8th Narrative and expository reading and writing? • What do I need to know and be able to do? • Review the standards – then write 15, I can statements. • Example. I can identify the theme in literature. I can write a well-developed introduction • HW: watch World NEWS, Read for 25 mins.
Quick- write August 12, • “You can not change the past, but you can change the future.” Respond by making connections, giving explanation, and personal opinions.
Friday August 13 • Review 15 “I can statements” • Warm-up: Quick-write • EQ: How do I use the text to support statements? • Reading and Writing Reflections • Using the novel complete the reflections. • Be sure to make connections , give opinions and explanations. • Have a blessed weekend.
Quick-write Friday, August 13th • Based on your viewings of the NEWS, what are some of the issues and or problems facing society today? Be sure to include specific details, give examples, and your perspective(opinion).
Monday August 16, • Turn in Reflections • Warm-up: DRP week 2 – complete Monday & Tuesday • EQ: What is figurative language? What do we call special language a writer uses to appeal to the reader’s senses? • Reader’s Journey- pgs.300-301 & pgs. 312-313(HW) • Figurative language Rap
Tuesday August 17, 2010 • DRP-Wed/Thurs. • EQ-What are the two types of metaphors? What techniques are used to create imagery? • Figurative language rap(4th-6th pd) • Discuss pg.301 • Similes/Metaphors in Poems • Read pgs. 302-303 • Thinking About the Selection-pgs.305 • Review figurative language-pg.313
Reader Journey p.300 • Imagery • when the writer uses sensory details to create a image • Close your eyes turkey, dressing, • mac n cheese, sweet potato, collards, rolls… • Can you taste the sweet potato pie • What does the sweet potato pie look like, what does it smell like, is it cold or warm, or smooth, does it slide across your tongue?
Wed. August 18th • Warm-up: • EQ: How does a writer use sensory details, figurative language to convey meaning? What are dialectic notes? • Listen to the selection; “Mrs. Flowers record your reactions, questions, and comments • HW: Use each word in a sentences(15 sentences). Complete DRP- Friday. • Be sure to watch the NEWS!
Thurs. Aug 26 • Review : Poems favorite season • EQ: How does a writer use imagery to engage the reader? • Review: What are dialectic notes? • Listen to the selection Treasures of Lemon Brown – Take dialectic notes • Using your notes complete the graphic organizer on sensory details
Friday August 27 • Review: sensory chart from Treasures of Lemon Brown • EQ: How does a writer create an image to show not tell the reader? • Respond to literature p.179 questions 1-8 • Then complete a character analysis chart. • Summer Reading is due Sept. 7th • Have a safe and blessed weekend.
Monday August 30, 2010 • DRP- Week 4-Mon/Tues. • EQ-What details are needed to write a narrative piece? How does a writer use imagery, figurative language to engage the reader? • Review dialectic note-taking • Listen to Raymond’s Run- pg. 34(take dialectic notes • Use notes to complete concept map • HW- Choose 3 words each from sensory chart and write sentences(15 sentences)
Tuesday August 31, 2010 • DRP- Wed/Thurs. • Turn in HW-Sensory sentences/Plot diagram • EQ-What tools does a writer use to set the plot and establish the motivation of the characters? • Comprehension of Text-pg.43, 44, 45(Writing Prompt A) • Respond- “One thing you cannot recycled is wasted time” • Update reading log
Wednesday September 1, 2010 • Turn in DRP • Update Reading log(5min) Will be check for HW. Grade • EQ-How can words create pictures? • What are parts of a sentence?(Sentence Worksheet) • Vocabulary in Content-pg.44 & pg.45(writing prompt A • Silent reading
Thurs. Sept. 2 • Complete a reflection on the book you were reading prior to going to the Media Center- Choose either a fiction or non-fiction. • EQ: How can I engage the reader when writing about an event in my life? • Choose one event • Then brainstorm the details of the event. • Next write an outline using time transitions as your guide.
Friday, Sept. 3 • EQ: How can I engage the reader when writing about an event in my life? • Choose one event • Then brainstorm the details of the event. • Next write an outline using time transitions as your guide. • Finally, write a draft of your narrative. • Next have a safe and blessed weekend.
Tuesday September 7, 2010 • Turn in Summer Reading • DRP-Week 5(Mon/Tues.) HW • Warm up-Respond(in a well developed paragraph)- “Success is a state of mind…” anonymous • EQ-How do I create a picture in the minds of the reader? How do I engage the reader when writing a narrative? • Revise, draft narrative event. (Transitions, sensory words, descriptive phrases, introduction, body, conclusion) • NEWS homework due Friday.
NEWS HOMEWORK • Due every Friday. • First assignment due Friday, September 10, 2010 • Students are to view, listen or read about current events that impact the our community, state, national, or world. • Be sure to view events on business, economics, education, politics. • Students will write a 150 word composition, reflecting on the particular events and how those events impact their lives or the lives of others. • Each Reflective Composition must contain the following information: Who, what, where, when, why, and the significance or importance of the event.
Wednesday Sept. 8 • Turn in narrative essay: include brainstorm, outline, draft with revisions, introduction, and final. • EQ: How can I use my results from the writing folio to improve my writing? • Remember for homework to work on DRP and NEWS • MM#3 to evaluate results of 1st writing folio.. • Record your user name and password in your in the back of your agenda
Thurs. Sept. 9 • Turn in your final papers and DRP wk 5 • EQ: What is expository writing? How can I use the results of the first writing portfolio to improve my writing? • Review and analyze the rubric for the writing folio. • Expository Pre-Assessment • What is expository writing is and is not.
Friday Sept 10 • How do I create an introduction that engages the reader? • Warm-up: list the methods(tools, strategies) for engaging the reader • Review NEWS composition • Turn in NEWS compositions • Continue to analyze the rubric for writing folio • What expository writing is and is not. • Have a safe and blessed weekend.
Monday Sept 13 • DRP week 6 due Wednesday • Warm-up in journals • EQ:What are the different strategies for expository writing? • EQ: How do I develop a paragraph to ensure a controlling idea? • EQ: What is the SEEE method and how do I use this strategy to improve my writing? • NEWS composition due Friday, continue watching or listening to the NEWS nightly.
SEEE method for Paragraph development • S- make a statement in reference to the question or the writing prompt. • E –expand on the statement, add more details • E – examples – give supporting details or examples or evidence that support your statement • E – elaboration – closing sentences or clinching statement – leave the reader with something to think about. Hmmmm!
Tues. Sept. 14 • EQ: What are the different strategies for expository writing? • EQ: How do I develop a paragraph to ensure a controlling idea? • EQ: What is the SEEE method and how do I use this strategy to improve my writing? • Warm-up • Remember DRP due tomorrow • EQ:
Warm-up Tues. Sept 14 • Use the SEEE method to respond to the following; “One’s work maybe finished someday, but one’s education is never…” Alexander Dumas
Bottom bun is your • Introduction • Top bun is your conclusion • Meat patty is your Body • Tomato, Lettuce, and Cheese are your style • Ketchup or mustard are your transitions Press together for cohesiveness and you have a great hamburger ,a great well-developed essay.
Wed. August 13 • Warm-up • Essential Question: What is the structure and format of the Writing & Grammar Text • Complete questions on “Dreams” • NEWS homework due next Friday • Remind parents to write composition • Writing & Grammar Textbook Scavenger Hunt.
Thurs Sept. 16 • Quick- Write • EQ: How do I organize my writing for various writing situations? • Give an example of when you would use each method of organization. • The pronoun complete the graphic organizer using the writing and grammar text.
Monday September 27 • Complete Reflection and Week 7 DRP(This will be collected in ten minutes.) • Warm-up in journals • DRP week 8 Review • Review Personal Pronouns; Possessive form • Remember to watch, listen or read the NEWS. Compositions are due this Friday.
Warm-up Sept. 27 Dreams Answer the following questions in complete sentences, it may take more than a one sentence response to answer completely. • What does it mean to be smart? • What does it mean to be successful? • What does it mean to be determined? • Whom do you admire and why? • What will you need to do to be successful?
Thursday Sept 16 Warm-up “Our expectations must be turned into present realities” James Cone Explain and make connections using the SEEE method to develop your response.
Quick-write # 1 If you could live in another country for six months, what country would you choose? How do you think living there would be different from where you are living now? Using the SEEE method of pargraph development, write a well-developed paragraph explaining your choice. Be sure to include a method of introduction to begin your response.