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Extra Credit: 2 points Due Thursday, 11/21

2 Points Extra Credit: Write a 1 1/2 to 2 page plot summary (underline plot words) for any other novel you have read this trimester (not the one you did for your Book Talk and not Hatchet).  Due by this Thursday, 11/21.

Tri. 1 Week 13 11/18 ~ 11/22

Monday - Thursday  read and record 10 minutes on your HRC November (due Wednesday, November 20th).

2 Points Extra Credit: Write a 1 1/2 to 2 page plot summary (underline plot words) for any other novel you have read this trimester (not the one you did for your book talk and not Hatchet).  Due by this Thursday, 11/21.

Monday: Classwork: Change jobs; receive Book Talk Grade Sheet; Finish HT#2 Gary Paulsen Biography: Summarize in 2 -3 paragraphs the information from the "Meet Gary Paulsen" article.

HW: R/R 10 mins; Finish HT#2 Gary Paulsen Biography; all late/absent work must be submitted by Thursday, 11/21.

 

Tuesday: HT#4 Brian's Survival Items Chart. Create a T-Chart (2 columned chart). On the left side of chart list the items that Brian has with him.  The right side list for what purpose he can use each item.  List at least 15 items and uses.  Read Ch. 6-7 in Hatchet.

HW: R//R 10 mins; finish HT#4 Brian's Survival Items Chart; HRC November due tomorrow.

 

Wednesday: Classwork: Read Ch. 7-8 in Hatchet. Begin HT#5 Brian's Changes: Turn your paper horizontally.  Draw a picture of Brian in the middle of the page.  The left side of the picture should be draw to look like him at the beginning of the story.  On the left side of the picture, label a column "Beginning."  Under this heading write 2 sentences for each of the following categories: 1. Describe what Brian "sees.” 2. Describe what Brian “hears.” 3. Describe what Brian “feels.” (touch). 4.  Describe what Brian “smells.” 5. Describe what Brian "tastes" (in Chapters 1-9).  On the right side of Brian, label the column "Ending." At the end of the novel, repeat the same process.

 

HW: All late/absent work and extra credit must be submitted by tomorrow; catch up on any Hatchet assignments not completed.

 

Thursday: Classwork:

Read Ch. 9-12 in Hatchet. Continue HT#5 Brian's Changes: Turn your paper horizontally.  Draw a picture of Brian in the middle of the page.  The left side of the picture should be draw to look like him at the beginning of the story.  On the left side of the picture, label a column "Beginning."  Under this heading write 2 sentences for each of the following categories: 1. Describe what Brian "sees.” 2. Describe what Brian “hears.” 3. Describe what Brian “feels.” (touch). 4.  Describe what Brian “smells.” 5. Describe what Brian "tastes" (in Chapters 1-9).  On the right side of Brian, label the column "Ending." At the end of the novel, repeat the same process.

 HW: None
 

Friday: Classwork: Begin  HT#6 Illustration/Explanation: 1.Choose any scene that we have read about in Hatchet. 

 2. Draw and color the scene on the top half of the page (color/shade completely/no pencil showing). 

 3. Put the title/heading on the lower half of the page. 

4. Write a paragraph (under the title/heading) summarizing what happened in the scene.  Describe how this scene was, is or will be important to the story.

HW: Happy Thanksgiving Break!

Directions for HT# A and HT#B due tomorrow

HT#A Quickwrite: Survival (at least one full page/2 paragraphs)

What do you know about surviving in the wilderness?  What are the most important things to think about first? Imagine that you are stuck in the wilderness alone.  Tell the story of what you would do if you were stuck in the wilderness (remember the plot roller coaster)

HT #B Summary Ch. 2 and 3

Write a 1 page summary of chapters 2 and 3 in Hatchet.

Tri. 1 Week 12 11/12 ~ 11/15

Tuesday - Thursday read and record 10 minutes on your HRC November (due Wednesday, November 20th).

 

Tuesday:  Classwork: Book Talk Book Report Presentations

HW: R/R 10 mins

 

Wednesday: Classwork: Finish Book Talk Book Report Presentations.

HW: R/R 10 mins; HT#A Quickwrite (1 page/2 paragraphs) and HT#B Summary Chapter 2 and 3 (1 page) due tomorrow.

 

Thursday: Classwork: Turn in HTA Quickwrite and HTB Summary Ch. 2-3.  Begin HT#1 Survival Item Sketch and Paragraph:  1. Design a Survival Item with the materials provided.  2. Draw a sketch of your item.  3.  Write a paragraph discussing the challenges your would face, describing the items you made, telling what it is made of, and explaining how it would be useful.

HW: R/R 10 mins; Finish HT#1 Survival Item Sketch and Paragraph.

 

Friday: Classwork: Read Ch. 4-5 of Hatchet and answer discussion questions.  begin reading Gary Paulsen's biography and summarize it into 2-3 paragraphs (1 page)

HW: Have a great weekend!

Tri. 1 Week 11 11/4 ~ 11/8

Monday - Thursday read and record 10 minutes on your HRC November (due Wednesday, November 20th).

Monday: Classwork: Receive HRC November; staple and turn in Narrative Essay, Rough Draft, and Brainstorm; read Hatchet Chapter 1.

HW: R/R 10 mins; Book Talk Book Reports begin tomorrow; finish all requirements (due the day that you present)

 

Tuesday: Classwork: Book Talk Book Report Presentations

HW: R/R 10 mins; Book Talk Book Report Presentations Continue Tomorrow

 

Wednesday: Classwork: Book Talk Book Report Presentations

HW: R/R 10 mins; Book Talk Book Report Presentations Continue Tomorrow

 

Thursday: Classwork: (Substitute) Read Ch. 2 in Hatchet.  Write a one page summary of the chapter. Label it: HT #B Chapter 2 Summary.

HW: R/R 10 mins

 

Friday: Classwork: (Substitute)Read Ch. 3 in Hatchet.  Create 3 Comprehension Questions for the chapter.  Write the answers on the back of the page. Label it: HT #C Ch. 3 Comprehension Q's.

HW: Have a great weekend! 

Tri.1 Week 10 10/28 ~ 11/1

Monday - Thursday read and record 10 minutes on your HRC October (due this Wednesday, October 30th).

Monday: Classwork: Papers passed back; continue Final Draft of Narrative Essay. 

HW: R/R 10 mins; work on "Presentation" for your Book Talk Book Report

 

Tuesday: Classwork: Continue Final Draft of Narrative Essay. 

HW: R/R 10 mins; finish "Presentation" for your Book Talk Book Report; HRC October due signed tomorrow!! =)

 

Wednesday: Classwork: Visit library to check out copies of Hatchet; turn in HRC October; finish Final Draft of Narrative Essay. 

HW:Begin "Visual Aid" for your Book Talk Book Report

 

Thursday: Classwork: Create and perform skits based on costumes.

HW: No homework

 

Friday: Classwork: Begin Hatchet activities; complete

HT#A Quickwrite: Survival (at least one full page/2 paragraphs)

What do you know about surviving in the wilderness?  What are the most important things to think about first? Imagine that you are stuck in the wilderness alone.  Tell the story of what you would do if you were stuck in the wilderness (remember the plot rollercoaster)

Complete Book Report Requirement Quiz for tickets/Monthly Raffle.

HW: Have a great weekend!

Tri. 1 Week 9 10/21 ~ 10/25

Monday - Thursday read and record 10 minutes on your HRC October (due October 30th).

Be sure that you have read your fictional novel of 100 pages or more by Tuesday, October 22nd.

 

Monday: Classwork: Continue Rough Draft of Narrative Essay. 

HW: R/R 10 mins; be sure that you have read your fictional novel of 100 pages or more by tomorrow!

 

Tuesday: Classwork: Assign/Discuss Book Report (see posted directions or given handout)

HW: R/R 10 mins; begin summary for Book Talk Book Report (see directions)

 

Wednesday: Classwork: Finish Rough Draft of Narrative Essay. 

HW: R/R 10 mins; continue summary for Book Talk Book Report.

 

Thursday: Classwork: Finish Theme Paragraph; complete Peer Edit/Self Edit of Narrative Essay.

 

HW: R/R 10 mins; continue summary and begin the presentation for your Book Talk Book Report.

 

Friday: (Assembly Bell Schedule) Classwork: Finish Peer Edit and Self Edit and begin Final Draft of Narrative Essay.

 

HW: Have a great weekend!

 

 

Tri. 1 Week 8 10/14 ~ 10/18

Monday - Thursday read and record 10 minutes on your HRC October (due October 30th).

Be sure that you have read your fictional novel of 100 pages or more by Tuesday, October 22nd.

 

Monday: Classwork: Continue working with Island of the Blue Dolphins in your Study Sync textbook  P. 16-19.  finish making annotations.  1. Ask a question, 2. Track an Idea, and 3. Respond with a connection. 

HW: R/R 10 mins; choose your 2 best plot elements assignments from the Pixar and Scooby Doo episodes that we watched.  Highlight the title of the two assignments that you want me to grade and staple them together (due tomorrow).

 

Tuesday: Classwork: Lesson: Using Evidence to Prove Answers to Questions

Continue working with Island of the Blue Dolphins in your Study Sync textbook  P. 16-19.  Use the ACE method to answer p. 17 Think Q.'s 1-3.

HW: R/R 10 mins; Finish p. 17 Think Q.'s 1-3 Using the ACE Method (see handout).

 

Wednesday: Classwork: Change jobs, pass back Plot Elements Quiz, Lesson: Narrative Writing

WN#4 Narrative Writing Notes: Take notes from PowerPoint (see posts for notes). 

HW: R/R 10 mins;

Be sure that you have read your fictional novel of 100 pages or more by Tuesday, October 22nd.

 

Thursday: Lesson: Narrative Writing

WN#5 Narrative Writing Brainstorm: Draw your main character and answer the plot brainstorm questions 1-8.

HW: R/R 10 mins;

Be sure that you have read your fictional novel of 100 pages or more by Tuesday, October 22nd.

 

Friday

Review In-Class Narrative Essay Rubric; finish WN#5 Brainstorm Q.'s; begin rough draft.

HW: Have a great weekend!

 

Be sure that you have read your fictional novel of 100 pages or more by Tuesday, October 22nd.

Tri. 1 Week 7 10/7 ~ 10/11

Monday - Thursday read and record 10 minutes on your HRC October (due October 30th).

 

Monday Classwork: Finish Blast: "Blast Away!" Peer Edit other students' blasts (at least 15). Lesson: Annotation: Begin RA#5 Concept Definitions 1. Annotation: a question or comment (written in the text) that captures your reaction to what you are reading 2. Inference: an idea formed by combining text evidence, reasoning and prior knowledge

HW: R/R 10 mins.  Use your online textbook in your portal to finish Peer Edits (at least 15) for "Blast Away"

 

Tuesday Classwork: Lesson: Context Clues: Continue RA#5 Concept Definitions 1. Context Clues: Hints at the meaning of an unfamiliar word that can be found in the text  Some types of context clues: definitions, examples, comparison, contrast, cause/effect  Be sure you have completed in your online textbook: Annotations Assignment: Define, Model and Your Turn.  Begin Context Clues Assignment: Define and Model.

HW:

R/R 10 mins.  Use your online textbook in your portal to finish Peer Edits (at least 15) for "Blast Away" (if you haven't already finished).

 

Wednesday Classwork: No School

 

Thursday Classwork: Pass back papers; finish Context Clues Model and Your Turn; begin reading Island of the Blue Dolphins Excerpt P. 16-19 in Study Sync textbook.  Use the context clues to define the 5 vocabulary words in the margins.  

HW: R/R 10 mins; choose your 2 best plot elements assignments from the Pixar and Scooby Doo episodes that we watched.  Highlight the title of the two assignments that you want me to grade (due Tuesday).

 

Friday Classwork: Continue working with Island of the Blue Dolphins in your Study Sync textbook  P. 16-19.  continue using the context clues to define the 5 vocabulary words in the margins. Practice making annotations.  1. Ask a question, 2. Track an Idea, and 3. Respond with a connection.  

HW: Have a great weekend!