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Tri.2 Week 3 12/16 ~ 12/20

Monday - Thursday  read and record 10 minutes on your HRC December (due this Thursday, 12/19). 

Monday: Classwork: Read Hatchet Ch.18~End.  Finish Hatchet Vocabulary Dictionary (see posted handout for directions).

HW: R/R 10 mins; Hatchet Vocabulary Dictionary due tomorrow

 

Tuesday:  Classwork: Pass back papers.  Turn in Hatchet Vocabulary Dictionary. Play Review Jeopardy for Thursday's Hatchet Vocabulary and Comprehension Test.

HW: R/R 10 mins; Study vocabulary and review the novel for the Hatchet Vocabulary and Comprehension Test (Thursday).

 

Wednesday: Classwork: Watch "A Call in the Wild" movie.  Begin Book vs. Movie Venn Diagram.

HW: R/R 10 mins; HRC December due tomorrow; study vocabulary and review the novel for the Hatchet Vocabulary and Comprehension Test (tomorrow).

 

Thursday: Classwork: Turn in HRC December; complete Hatchet Vocabulary and Comprehension Test.

HW: None

 

Friday: Classwork: Continue watching "A Call in the Wild" movie.  Finish Book vs. Movie Venn Diagram.

HW: Have a wonderful Winter Break!

Reminder/Note to Parents: We will be watching the PG movie A Cry in the Wild next week! =)

Parents,

In the Course Policies for the class, I listed that we will be watching the movie A Cry in the Wild.  The movie will be shown next week and is based on Hatchet (the novel that we just completed), so we will then be able to compare and contrast the two stories.  This movie is rated PG.  In my observation it contains a few bad words, has brief nudity (from behind as Brian jumps into the lake), and some violence (including fighting with a bear).  Although you already signed that you know that the movie will be shown, I just want to give you the opportunity to let me know if you do not want your child to view it.  Children, whose parents don't want them to watch, will go to a different location during the movie and will be given an alternate assignment to complete.  Thank you very much for the kind support. 

Sincerely, Mrs. Dawa

Tri. 2 Week 2 12/9 ~ 12/13

Monday - Thursday  read and record 10 minutes on your HRC December (due Thursday, 12/19). 

Monday: Classwork: Papers were returned; read Hatchet Chapter 16.  Work on the right hand side of HT#5 Brian's Changes.

HW: R/R 10 mins; HT#6 Illustration/Explanation (see post with directions) and HT#8 Context Clues (see post with directions) will be submitted for points tomorrow.

 

Tuesday:  Classwork: Turn in HT#6 Illustration/Explnation and HT#8 Context Clues (15 Vocabulary Words); begin Hatchet Vocabulary Dictionary (see posted handout for directions)

HW: R/R 10 mins; finish HT#5 Brian's Changes

 

Wednesday: Classwork: Library: Lesson on Biographies (select a biography to read if you haven't selected one).  Create WN#1B Biography KWL Chart (3 Column Chart labeled "What You Know," "What You Want to Know," and "What You've Learned."  Fill in 10 things you know, 10 things you want to know, and 10 things that you learn from your book about the person you are researching.

HW: R/R 10 mins.

 

Thursday: Classwork: Continue Hatchet Vocabulary Dictionary (see posted handout for directions).

HW: R/R 10 mins; work on Hatchet Vocabulary Dictionary due Tuesday, 12/17.

 

Friday: Classwork: Talent Show/Assembly Schedule (shorter classes)

Continue Hatchet Vocabulary Dictionary (see posted handout for directions).

HW: Have a great weekend!

Hatchet Vocabulary Words

Here are the Vocabulary Words for Hatchet. Use them to check your inferences on HT#8 Context Clues, and begin studying them (as well as reviewing the story) for the Hatchet Comprehension and Vocabulary Test.

Directions for HT#6 Illustration/Explanation

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 an indented paragraph (6-8 sentences) under the title/heading summarizing what happened in the scene.  Describe how this scene was, is or will be important to the story.

Tri. 2 Week 1 12/2 ~ 12/6

Monday - Thursday  read and record 10 minutes on your HRC December (due Thursday, 12/19). 

 

Monday: Classwork: Receive HRC December;

Finish 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: R/R 10 mins; HT#1 Survival Item Sketch and Paragraph and HT#2 Gary Paulsen Biography (1 college ruled page/2-3 paragraphs) will be submitted for points tomorrow.

 

Tuesday:  Classwork: Turn in HT#1 and HT#2; go over Narrative Essay grades; Read Ch. 13 in Hatchet.

HW: R/R 10 mins; finish HT#6 Illustration/Explanation (if not finished)

 

Wednesday: Classwork: Contest for Prizes; Read Ch. 14 in Hatchet; Begin HT#7 Comp. Q's 2-4 (see handout posted in "Posts.")

HW: R/R 10 mins; continue HT#7 Comp. Q's 2-4.

 

Thursday: Classwork: Finish HT#7 Comp. Q's 2-4 (see handout posted in "Posts"); begin HT#8 Context Clues (15 Vocabulary Words).  Scavenger Hunt: Find words in text (Ch.'s 13-17).  Write the page number down next to each word.

HW: R/R 10 mins; Finish HT#7 Comp. Q's 2-4 if you didn't finish during class (see handout posted in "Posts").

 

Friday: Classwork: Work on HT#8 Context Clues (15 Vocab. Words) Define the 15 words using context clues; check actual definitions in the dictionary and make corrections. Read Ch. 15 in Hatchet.

HW: Have a great weekend!

Trimester 2 Novel: Biography

Read a biography or autobiography of 100 pages or more by January 28th.  That is when the Trimester 2 book report will be assigned.

HT#1 Survival Item Sketch and Paragraph and HT#2 Gary Paulsen Biography due tomorrow

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.

HT#2  Gary Paulsen's BiographyRead the Gary Paulsen biography page (posted on Edlio).  Summarize the key points from the biography into 2-3 paragraphs (1 page college-ruled paper). 

All Homework will only be posted in "Posts" because my "Classes" page isn't working.

All Homework will only be posted in "Posts" because my "Classes" page isn't working.

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!

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.