October 3 Warm-up: MLA format reminders for essay • Type Narrative Essay final draft in lab 101 • - Your goal is to finish typing the essay today • - Not finished? Plan to come by before/after school OR complete on Thursday during AR
October 4 Revising and Editing CBA (quiz grade) Homelessby Anna Quindlan • vocabulary • non-fiction essay, literature book pgs. 368-372 • discuss author’s purpose & characteristics of a problem-solution essay • create 2-column chart, see pg. 368 • : write author’s direct statements about topic • : Think about what these elements tell you about her purpose for writing
“Homeless” by Anna Quindlenp. 369Vocabulary anonymous- adj.– having no known name or origin; lacking qualities that make one different legacy–n.– anything handed down from an ancestor or from the past enfeebled–adj.– lacking force, strength or effectiveness; weakened
October 5 Warm-up: MUG Sentence 6-8 (Week 6) Homelessby Anna Quindlan, literature book pgs. 368-372 • create author’s purpose 2-column chart • : write author’s direct statements about topic • : Think about what these elements tell you about her purpose for writing • What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything? by Avi • Review terms: theme and symbol • Read short story, literature book pgs. 350-364 • in groups of 3-4: find text evidence relating to a symbol from story • : create graphic representation of symbol, surround with text evidence • Write theme statement for story • Homework: Vocabulary Practice
What Do Fish Have to Do with Anything? by AVIVocabulary contemplate v. to consider carefully and at length inevitablyadv. unavoidably; without fail preoccupiedadj.lost in thought; distracted retortv. to reply sharply thresholdn.a doorway or entrance urgency n.a condition of pressing importance; necessity
October 6 Warm-up: MUG Sentence 9 (Week 6), check homework (vocabulary practice) Read AR: Due 11/2 Read, test, go to library - Finish typing Narrative Essay?
October 7 Warm-up: MUG Sentence 10 (Week 6) Dirk the Protector by Gary Paulson • service project • vocabulary • memoir, literature book pgs. 276-284 • create cause-effect chart using at least 5 text examples • Homework: Vocabulary Practice & Idiom Review
Dirk the Protector by Gary PaulsenVocabulary cohort n. a companion or associate conventionaladj. usual; traditional decoyn. person or thing used to distract others or lead them in a different direction forerunner n. person or thing that came before hustlev. to gain by energetic effort impassen. a situation in which no progress can be made; a deadlock predatoryadj.given to stealing from or hurting others for one’s own gain puny adj. weak and small