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Tri. 2 Week 6 1/21 ~ 1/24

Monday - Thursday  read and record 10 minutes on your HRC January (due Friday, 1/31). 

Your selected biography of 100 pages or more should be read by next Tuesday, January 28th.

 

Tuesday:  Classwork: Finish iReady Assessment; Online Textbook: "Egyptian Engineers" and "In a New Light" Blasts and Peer Edits

HW: R/R 10 mins; finish/submit  "Egyptian Engineers" and "In a New Light" Blasts and Peer Edits

 

Wednesday: Classwork: Begin "Figurative Language Activity" (see handout).  Write down definitions, and work with partners to create examples.

HW: R/R 10 mins; submit Blasts if you haven't yet.

 

Thursday: Classwork:

Continue "Figurative Language Activity" (see handout).  Continue working with your partners creating examples, and then read the poem, "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" by Dr. Seuss.

HW: R/R 10 mins; finish examples of figurative language if you didn't finish in class.

 

Friday: Classwork: 

HW: Have a great weekend! =)

Tri. 2 Week 5 1/13/20 ~ 1/17/20

Monday - Thursday  read and record 10 minutes on your HRC January (due Friday, 1/31). 

Monday: Classwork: Online Textbook: Continue "Hatshepsut His Majesty Herself' Close Read. Complete collaborative discussion and answering Focus Q's (in text boxes); work on Venn Diagram and then begin Hatshepsut Essay: 3 paragraph essay answering the writing prompt (use the ACE Method for each of the 3 questions). ACE: Answer/Cite Evidence/Explain

Hatshepsut Essay Format:

                                               Title

Paragraph 1: 

Topic Sentence (State the main idea)

Answer Question #1 using the ACE Method w/quotes for evidence

Transition to Paragraph 2

 

Paragraph 2:

Answer Question #2 using the ACE Method w/quotes for evidence

Transition to Paragraph 3

 

Paragraph 3:

Answer Question #3 using the ACE Method w/quotes for evidence

Closing Sentence (Restate the main idea with words of closing)

 

HW: R/R 10 mins; work on Hatshepsut Essay

 

Tuesday:  Classwork: Online Textbook: Finish Hatshepsut Essay (see format above)

HW: R/R 10 mins; finish Hatshepsut Essay if you did not finish during class (due Thursday, 1/16).

 

Wednesday: Classwork: Substitute Online Textbook: Perseus Poem/Think Q's 1-3.

HW: R/R 10 mins; due to online textbook issues the Hatshepsut Essay is on hold.

 

Thursday: Classwork: iReady Reading Assessment

HW: R/R 10 mins.

 

Friday: Classwork: iReady Reading Assessment

HW: Have a great weekend! =)

Tri. 2 Week 4 1/6/20 ~ 1/10/20

Monday - Thursday  read and record 10 minutes on your HRC January (due Friday, 1/31). 

Monday: Classwork: Complete "Blast: Ancient Ruins" Activity on Online Textbook (in portal).

HW: R/R 10 mins

 

Tuesday:  Classwork: Pass back papers.  Online Textbook (in Portal): Read "Hatshepsut: His Majesty, Herself." Use context clues to define (in text boxes) the 5 boldfaced vocabulary words.  Check answers in dictionary.

HW: R/R 10 mins

 

Wednesday: Classwork: Online Textbook (in Portal): Watch Hatshepsut Study Sync Video (Collaborative Conversation).  Answer Think Q's 1-3 using the ACE method (Answer question; Cite evidence; Explain how the evidence proves your answer) 

HW: Finish and Submit Hatshepsut: His Majesty, Herself Think Q's 1-3.

 

Thursday: Classwork: Online Textbook: Peer Edit Hatshepsut Think Q's 1-3; begin lesson "Informational Text Elements" (take notes).

HW: R/R 10 mins (finish reading the biography (100 pgs or more) that you chose by 1/28)

 

Friday: Classwork: Online Textbook: Go over answers to Hatshepsut Think Q's 1-3. Begin Hatshepsut Close Read. Complete Vocabulary and begin collaborative discussion and answering Focus Q's (in text boxes).

HW: Have a great weekend!

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.