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Opportunity Int (Period 6)

Instructor
Mrs. Leibfried
Department
Lang Arts

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Day 2 Call of the Wild Final Essay Info And BOOK 3 TEST INFO

Below please find the possible themes that you may write about on The Call of the Wild - you may chose two of the five - You have the entire period to work on the two essays - please include all characters and situations that prove your essay:
Pick two of the following:
1. Civilization vs. The Wild
2. Loyalty
3. The Law of Club and Fang
4. Survival of the Fittest
5. Perseverance
 
Remember: You must return your Call book tomorrow
Please remember your completed blue packet must be turned in as well
 
DO NOT FORGET YOUR TEST ON BOOK #3 IS MONDAY NOVEMBER 18 - YOU MAY USE YOUR BOOK BUT WILL NOT BE GIVEN THE QUESTIONS IN ADVANCE.
 
 
 

UPDATE ON LAST WEEK TWO WEEKS OF THIS TRIMESTER

WED 13TH - FULL REVIEW OF THE THE CALL BOOK
THURS 14TH - COMPREHENSION/SCANTRON FINAL ON CALL
FRIDAY 15TH - ESSAY ON MORAL AND THEME OF CALL - COMPLETE BLUE PACKET DUE
STUDY GUIDE IS BLUE PACKET - WHITE VOCAB SHEET AND NOTES ON ALL CLASS LECTURES
 
MONDAY - 18TH - LIT TEST #3 ON THIRD REQUIRED BOOK
TUES-FRI (MIN DAY) - CALL OF THE WILD MOVIE
 
THURS THE 21 - FINAL GRADES DUE FOR TRIMESTER 1
MONDAY DECEMBER 2 - FIRST DAY OF TRIMESTER 2

November 6- November 22 - SCHEDULE AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Wednesday November 6 - Review Call chapters 1-5 - Start audio Chapter 6
Thursday - Quiz - Call Chapters 1-5 - Comprehension questions and some vocab - Disaster Drill Schedule
Friday - Chapter 7 Call
Monday Nov 11 - Holiday - Veterans Day
Tuesday November 12 - Free Choice Novel Test #3
Wednesday - Extra Credit novel quiz - Lunch; Review for Call Final
Thursday November 14 - Call Final exam (Study Guide will be provided by this Friday the 8th on this site
Friday November 16 - Possible essay portion of test
Monday November 18 - November 20 - Call Movie
Thursday November 21- Final Grade Discussion - Final Grades due to office
Friday November 22 - Minimum Day - END OF TRI 1
 
DECEMBER 2 - FIRST DAY OF TRI 2
 
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL!!!
 

NO HOMEWORK NIGHT OCTOBER 31 - SEE UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES

TONIGHT -  IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED CHAPTERS 4 AND 5 FINISH READING THESE CHAPTERS
 
TOMORROW OCTOBER 31 - NO HOMEWORK
 
Thursday November 7 - Quiz on Chapters 1-6 or Possible Final on Call
November  12 - Lit Test #3
November 19 - Possible Final on Call and Vocab
November 20 - Reading Logs Due
 

Information for Week of Oct 28 - Nov 1

Monday - Prepare for Lit test #2
Study Guide for Lit Test #2 - (these are approximate) 40+ points possible
1. Name of book, author
2. Who or what was your favorite character - Why?
What were their internal and external characteristics
3. Was this character a part of a conflict? What this character part of the climax? Describe
4.What is the moral and theme of this book?
5. Would you recommend this book to others? Why or why not?
 
Tuesday - Lit Test #2
Wednesday - Friday - Continue Call of the Wild Chapters 4-5
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU KEEP UP WITH THE BLUE PACKET AS WE GO THROUGH THESE CHAPTERS BOTH IN QUESTIONS AND VOCAB IN CONTEXT!
 
OH! AND Thursday is of course HALLOWEEN!! 

Information for Week of October 21-25 and Important Dates for Tri 1

This week we will be beginning The Call of the Wild 
 
Students have packets that must be completed - first test will be after chapters 1-3 are completed
 
Second Literature test on a  free reading book will be Tuesday the 29th
 
 
 

Information for Week of October 14-18 and Important Dates for Tri 1

Monday October 14 - Lab 606
Tuesday October 15 - Friday October 18 - Begin Power point and pre reading for The Call of the Wild
Reading Packets will be passed out and other materials
 
Important Dates: Wed October 16 - Interim Reports due to office for Failing Grades and poor citizenship
Tuesday October 29 - Free Read Lit Test#2
 
November 15 - Grades in this class Close
November 22 - End of Trimester 1 - Minimum Day
November 23 - December 1 - Thanksgiving Break
 
Lit Test 1 will be posted on Monday October 14 - At that point all grades thus far will be complete
 

Tues October 1 to Friday October 4

The following is the schedule for the next four days:
 
Wednesday October 2 - Discuss "Rikki Tiki Tavi" - Collect "Think" questions
 
Thursday and Friday October 3 and 4 - Meet me in LAB 606 for  the I Ready Reading Assessment -
 
Upcoming Important Dates:
Tuesday October 8 - Literature and Parts of a Novel Test (Book 1)
Wednesday October 9 - Holiday
Thursday October 10 - November 10 - Begin discussion on Call of the Wild and move forward...
 

First A Note To My Students and Parents...

Dear Parents and Students,
I am sorry I was out most of last week.  I was in a small accident and needed the three days and weekend to recover.
I will be back tomorrow October 1 and we will re-look together at the October calendar - I have posted this week below if you care to get a head start.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.  I can't wait to see all of you!
Parents, should you have further questions, please feel free to email me.
My Best to all,
Mrs. Leibfried
 

Schedule for Week of Sept 23-27

First of all, thank you to all the parents who joined us last night at "Back to School Night".  I post my powerpoint next so hopefully those of you who did not make it will take a look
THE BIG TAKE AWAY FOR PARENTS; PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT ANYTIME AT XT 284 OR THROUGH THE PARENT PORTAL.  MY COMMITMENT TO YOU IS TO RETURN YOUR CALL OR EMAIL WITHIN 24 HOURS.
 
**AERIES UPDATE: THE GRADEBOOK IS READY AND ALL GRADES WILL BE UPLOADED AND READY FOR PRIME TIME NO LATER THAN FRIDAY THE 27TH - SHOULD YOU NEED GRADE INFO PRIOR TO THAT TIME, PLEASE CONTACT ME - THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
 
FOR STUDENTS:
Monday - Catch up - Finish "Riki Tiki Tavi" and "Think Questions"
Tuesday - Finish "The Parts of a Novel" - Quiz on Thursday
Wednesday - Discuss the parts of your novel as described on Tuesday
Thursday - Quiz - Intro to the "Personal Narrative" essay
Friday - The Write Zone and continue the "Personal Narrative"

Schedule for Week of Sept 23-27

First of all, thank you to all the parents who joined us last night at "Back to School Night".  I post my powerpoint next so hopefully those of you who did not make it will take a look
THE BIG TAKE AWAY FOR PARENTS; PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME AT ANYTIME AT XT 284 OR THROUGH THE PARENT PORTAL.  MY COMMITMENT TO YOU IS TO RETURN YOUR CALL OR EMAIL WITHIN 24 HOURS.
 
**AERIES UPDATE: THE GRADEBOOK IS READY AND ALL GRADES WILL BE UPLOADED AND READY FOR PRIME TIME NO LATER THAN FRIDAY THE 27TH - SHOULD YOU NEED GRADE INFO PRIOR TO THAT TIME, PLEASE CONTACT ME - THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
 
FOR STUDENTS:
Monday - Catch up - Finish "Riki Tiki Tavi" and "Think Questions"
Tuesday - Finish "The Parts of a Novel" - Quiz on Thursday
Wednesday - Discuss the parts of your novel as described on Tuesday
Thursday - Quiz - Intro to the "Personal Narrative" essay
Friday - The Write Zone and continue the "Personal Narrative"

Assignments for LA 7- Week of September 16-20

This week we will be working the Parts of the Novel:
Exposition, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Resolution and Theme
 
Monday: Introduction re above
Tuesday: Above/walk through MIS Book Fair
Wednesday: Continue
Thursday: Back to School Night (parents onlyP
Friday: Minimum Day - 12:20 Dismissal - Sunset Carnival
 
AERIES WILL BE UPDATED NO LATER THAN THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19 - MY GRADEBOOK IS BEING SET UP THIS WEEKEND -GRADES WILL BE POSTED NEXT WEEK

Information for Week of Sept 9-13

NOTE: AS THIS WAS A SHORT WEEK ALL GRADES WILL BE UPDATED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13
 
HOMEWORK IS READ YOUR NOVEL A MINIMUM OF 20 MINUTES PER NIGHT
 
* REMINDER - BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT IS SEPTEMBER 19
 
MONDAY - REVISIT EDLIO - NEW CLASS POLICIES AND OLD - DISCUSS ELEMENTS OF A NOVEL
 
TUESDAY - ELEMENTS OF A NOVEL
 
WEDNESDAY - HOW TO SET UP AN IN CLASS PAPER
 
THURSDAY - POSSIBLE QUIZ ON ELEMENTS OF A NOVEL
 
FRIDAY - WRITE ZONE AND TbD