Homework for Week 4/10 – 4/14

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings      from 8:30-9:00

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  • 3rd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): No more HRL for 3rd Quarter

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 4/10 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Today we looked at a sample conclusion for our Literary Theme Essay test.  We discussed what was required.
  • Students were given the score sheet/rubric for the Essay and an outline to fill out.  Both can and should be used on the Essay test tomorrow in class.
  • The Essay Test is open book and open notes – so students may use the novel and any resource handouts I have given them this year.  
  • See below for handouts that were given in class today:

Theme Essay Brainstorm Outline

Theme Essay Requirements Checklist

Theme Essay Scoring Guide

HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete the Theme Essay Brainstorm Outline
    Period 2 & 5DUE 4/11
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 4/12

 

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TUESDAY 4/11  – “B” Day

 PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete the Theme Essay Brainstorm Outline
    Period 2 & 5DUE 4/11
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 4/12

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PERIODS 2 & 5  :

  • Students finished their Breaking Through Essay.  Students who finished early got some silent reading time.
  • An article giving a brief overview of the Vietnam War was handed out.  It is building their background knowledge for the next novel we will be starting.
  • Students were to read the article and record their thinking/questions as they read.  Then they got into groups and discussed their thinking/questions about the article.
  • Students who needed most of the provided class time to finish their Essay will need to read the article as homework.

HOMEWORK:

*No Homework

 

 

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WEDNESDAY  4/12  – “C” Day

 PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.  

HOMEWORK:

*No Homework

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PERIOD 5  

  • Students finished their Breaking Through Essay.  Students who finished early got some silent reading time.
  • An article giving a brief overview of the Vietnam War was handed out.  It is building their background knowledge for the next novel we will be starting. *See Mrs. Bowen for the article if absent.
  • Students were to read the article and record their thinking/questions as they read.  Then they got into groups and discussed their thinking/questions about the article.
  • Students who needed most of the provided class time to finish their Essay will need to read the article as homework.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish the Vietnam Article
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 4/14

 

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THURSDAY  4/13 – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish the Vietnam Article
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 4/14

 

 

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FRIDAY 4/14 – “E” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5, & 6 

 

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HOMEWORK:

END of  THIS WEEK.  



Homework for Week 4/3 – 4/7

 Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • No more HRLs this Quarter.
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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

Breaking Through Audio can be found on the page named “breaking through” at the top of this blog page.

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MONDAY 4/03 – “E” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5, & 6 

  • Today we began class with a freewrite – where we worked on “exploding a moment” by capturing every detail students could about an “Awesome Moment” they experienced lately.
  • Next, we worked on writing “Thesis Statements” around theme or character for Breaking Through. We are preparing for a Literary Essay Test next week. Students will have time in class to prepare, but the actual writing of the essay will be in class only.
  • We will continue our Thesis Statement work in our next class session. 

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete any Missing Work or Revisions/RetakesDUE by this Friday, April 7th for credit.

 

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TUESDAY 4/04 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Today we worked on “Word Choice”, “Sentence Fluency”, and Revision Techniques. We will continue working on these over the next couple weeks.
  • Students also took a quiz on the book Breaking Through.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete any Missing Work or Revisions/RetakesDUE by this Friday, April 7th for credit.

 

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WEDNESDAY 4/05  – “B” Day

 PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete any Missing Work or Revisions/RetakesDUE by this Friday, April 7th for credit.

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PERIODS 2 & 5  :

Comparing BT with McFarland USA Venn Diagram

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Write 1-2 Sentences for a Possible Lead 
    for the Literary Essay Test next week
    Period 5DUE 4/6
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 4/7
  2. Complete any Missing Work or Revisions/Retakes
    All Classes – DUE by this Friday, April 7th for credit.

 

 

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THURSDAY 4/06  – “C” Day

 PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.  

HOMEWORK:

  1. Write 1-2 Sentences for a Possible Lead 
    for the Literary Essay Test next week
    Period 5DUE 4/6
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 4/7
  2. Complete any Missing Work or Revisions/Retakes
    All Classes – DUE by this Friday, April 7th for credit.

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PERIOD 5  

  • Today we worked in groups sharing Essay Leads.  Students were able to revise their leads as they shared and discussed in groups.
  • Then they brainstormed possible examples of evidence from the book to support their Thesis Statement.
  • Next, we reviewed how to cite and explain evidence from a handout what was given.  A copy of the handout can be downloaded here:

Citing Evidence in Literary Essays

  • Finally, we looked at a sample body (supporting) paragraph and identified the required parts:  topic sentence, evidence, page numbers, explanations.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Brainstorm Possible Evidence from the book
    Breaking Through for the Literary Essay Test next week
    Period 1, 2, & 5DUE 4/10
    Period 6DUE 4/11
  2. Complete any Missing Work or Revisions/Retakes
    All Classes – DUE by this Friday, April 7th for credit.

 

 

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FRIDAY  4/07 – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

Citing Evidence in Literary Essays

HOMEWORK:

  1. Brainstorm Possible Evidence from the book
    Breaking Through for the Literary Essay Test next week
    Period 1, 2, & 5DUE 4/10
    Period 6DUE 4/11

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Coming Up:

All classes will be writing a Literary Essay next week in class – as a final assessment.  We have been working on all the parts for the essay (Introduction, Thesis Statement, Body Paragraphs, Citing Evidence, Explaining Evidence, Conclusion).  The Essay Test is open book and open notes.  So, students can use any notes I have given them or that they created while in class.

YAY…
HAPPY  Weekend!!!

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Homework for Week 3/20 — 3/24

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 3rd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): The 3rd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
  • This quarter we are working on “Figurative Language” used in stories, like:  simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, idiom. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:
  • HRL – 3rd Quarter

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

Breaking Through Audio can be found on the page named “breaking through” at the top of this blog page.

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MONDAY 3/20 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Today students practice interacting with their reading by marking a text when they had a reaction, question, comment, or  connection.
  • Students spent the second half of class completing the  yellow handout for Breaking Through where  we have been analyzing conflict, theme, and character development  (STEAL).  This is due at the next class session.
  • Students who finished early on  their yellow handout,  were able to work on their  green Character handout that  is due at  the next class session.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Yellow Breaking  Through W.S.
    Periods 2 & 5DUE 3/21
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 3/22
  2. Green Character Sheet
    Periods 2 & 5DUE 3/21
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 3/22
  3. HRL #7
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/24

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TUESDAY 3/21  – “B” Day

 PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

Breaking Through Audio – can be found on the page named “breaking through” at the top of this blog page.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Yellow Breaking  Through W.S.
    Periods 2 & 5DUE 3/21
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 3/22
  2. Green Character Sheet
    Periods 2 & 5DUE 3/21
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 3/22
  3. HRL #7
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/24

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PERIODS 2 & 5  :

  • Students completed the reading activity on “The Defender” as they did a close reading activity.  They identified a paragraph, sentence, and word that stood out to them and  then explained why.
  • We began our theme comparison of Breaking Through  and the movie McFarland, USA.  Students filled out a Venn Diagram for the themes around: “family”, “Determination/Perseverance”, and “Overcoming  Obstacles”.  We brainstormed various themes we noticed for each in Breaking  Through.  They will will find a common theme in the movie and  then evidence for how each theme was shown differently in each story.  A  copy of the  Venn Diagram can  be found  here:

Comparing BT with McFarland USA Venn Diagram

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HOMEWORK:

  1. TONIGHT Students need  to:
    Purple Halfsheet – 
    Give to parents
    Check Grades –  Look for missing  work or below passing  assignments
  2. HRL #7
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/24

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WEDNESDAY  3/22  – “C” Day

 PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.  

HOMEWORK:

  1. TONIGHT Students need  to:
    Purple Halfsheet – 
    Give to parents
    Check Grades –  Look for missing  work or below passing  assignments
  2. HRL #7
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/24

 

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PERIOD 5  

  • Finish the movie/book comparison – watching McFarland, USA.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #7
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/24

 

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THURSDAY  3/23 – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #7
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/24

 

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FRIDAY 3/24 – “E” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5, & 6 

  • Finish the movie/book comparison – watching McFarland, USA.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete any missing/work and revisions/retakes
    Last day to turn in work:  April 7th

YAY…
HAPPY  SPRING  BREAK!!!

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Homework for Week 3/13 – 3/17

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 3rd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): The 3rd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
  • This quarter we are working on “Figurative Language” used in stories, like:  simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, idiom. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:
  • HRL – 3rd Quarter

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 3/13 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Today we worked on the yellow handout for Breaking Through.  Students worked in groups to fill in a “Conflict” and “Theme” – including both evidence from the book and explanations to support their evidence and thinking.
  • Pages 128-193 (finish the book) were assigned for reading in Breaking Through.  

Breaking Through Audio – can be found on the page named “breaking through” at the top of this blog page.

  • Students spent the last portion of the class period beginning to type up their “For My People” poem.  This is where they identified four groups of people that they feel they are a part of…groups they identify as part of “who they are”.  For each group, they will want to include details about the group.   Possible things to include in the stanzas are: 
    • What do you celebrate about this group?  Like about this group?  Appreciate about this group?
    • Who are the people close to you in this group?  What are they like?  
    • When do you express this part of yourself?
    • Where do you spend your time with this group?
    • What are some misconceptions people have about this group?  Defend your group?
    • How does this group make you feel?
    • A copy of the handout with requirements, space to brainstorm, and sample stanzas from other students can be downloaded here:

For My People – Brainstorming & Examples

 

 

HOMEWORK:

  1. “For My People” Poem (Rough Draft)
    Two stanzas Typed
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 3/14
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 3/15
  2. HRL #6 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/17
  3. Breaking Through –
    read pages 128-193

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/20

    Period 6 – DUE 3/21

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TUESDAY 3/14  – “B” Day

 PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

Breaking Through Audio – can be found on the page named “breaking through” at the top of this blog page.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. “For My People” Poem (Rough Draft)
    Two stanzas Typed
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 3/14
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 3/15
  2. HRL #6 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/17
  3. Breaking Through –
    read pages 128-193

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/20

    Period 6 – DUE 3/21

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PERIODS 2 & 5  :

  • Students worked in their groups from the previous class to complete the yellow handout for Breaking Through.  
  • Then they had the rest of class to work on their “For My People” Poem.  The entire rough draft of their poem (5 stanzas) is due tomorrow.  The due date and copy of the handout given in class for this poem is below:

For My People – Brainstorming & Examples

 

HOMEWORK:

  1. “For My People” Poem (Rough Draft)
    All 5 stanzas Typed
    Period 5 – DUE 3/15
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 3/16
  2. HRL #6 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/17
  3. Breaking Through –
    read pages 128-193

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/20

    Period 6 – DUE 3/21

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WEDNESDAY  3/15  – “C” Day

 PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.  

HOMEWORK:

  1. “For My People” Poem (Rough Draft)
    All 5 stanzas Typed
    Period 5 – DUE 3/15
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 3/16
  2. HRL #6 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/17
  3. Breaking Through –
    read pages 128-193

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/20

    Period 6 – DUE 3/21

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PERIOD 5  

  • Silent Feedback Activity:  Today students proofread their “For My People” Poem for all requirements.  They identified a section where they wanted feedback on how to make it stronger.  They marked the spot and explained what feedback they wanted.
  • Next, students walked around the room, silently, to different papers.  They read the paper and provided feedback for the marked section.
  • Finally, they offered “P.Q.P” feedback:  Praise, Question, Polish for the poem.
  • Finally, after three rotations of feedback, they returned to their paper and read the feedback they received for their paper.  They also wrote in any ideas they had from the feedback that they could revise into their poem tonight.

HOMEWORK:

  1. “For My People” Poem (FINAL Draft)
    Bring paper to class
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/17
  2. HRL #6 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/17
  3. Breaking Through –
    read pages 128-193

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/20

    Period 6 – DUE 3/21

 

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THURSDAY  3/16 – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. “For My People” Poem (FINAL Draft)
    Bring paper to class
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/17
  2. HRL #6 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/17
  3. Breaking Through –
    read pages 128-193

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/20

    Period 6 – DUE 3/21

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FRIDAY 3/17 – “E” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5, & 6 

  • Students selected one stanza from their poem to read out loud to the class.
  • Then, Students turned in their Final Draft of their “For My People” Poem.
  • They were given the rest of class to read in Breaking Through  or another novel of their choice if they finished Breaking Through.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Breaking Through –
    read pages 128-193

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/20

    Period 6 – DUE 3/21
  2. HRL #7 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/24

END of  THIS WEEK.  



Homework for Week 3/06 – 3/10

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 3rd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): The 3rd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
  • This quarter we are working on “Figurative Language” used in stories, like:  simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, idiom. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:
  • HRL – 3rd Quarter

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 3/06 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Today we reviewed some of the conflicts in the book Breaking Through in the first assigned reading section (Pg. 1-69).  Groups worked together to identify a conflict, find evidence in the book for it, and elaborate “how” and “why” it was a conflict in this story.
  • Pages 70-127 were assigned for reading in Breaking Through.  

Breaking Through Audio – can be found on the page named “breaking through” at the top of this blog page.

  • “Simile Quilt” = Student worked together in partners to create a simile quilt to represent the given simile.  Students completed part of their quilt square (on paper) and will get the first 20 minutes of class to complete it in our next class session.
  • Vocabulary #4 is due in the next class period.  A copy of the vocabulary can be downloaded here:

Root Word List # 4

BINGO Card Template for ROOT WORDS

Here is a link for students to check out some Vocabulary Review games:   https://quizlet.com/192430730/vocab-root-words-3-flash-cards/

 

  • Vocabulary #4 Test.  This week’s test will be comprehensive and include words from all four weeks’ lists.  Students should have flash cards for each list (if they completed them) and the original handouts that were given in class (I never had them turn those in…I just checked them in class.)  Copies of all vocabulary lists can be found on my “handouts” page at the top of this blog.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #4  Practice Work
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 3/07
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 3/08
  2. Vocabulary #4 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10
  3. HRL #5 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10
  4. Breaking Through –
    read pages 70-127

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/13

    Period 6 – DUE 3/14

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TUESDAY 3/07  – “B” Day

 PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

Breaking Through Audio – can be found on the page named “breaking through” at the top of this blog page.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #4  Practice Work
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 3/07
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 3/08
  2. Vocabulary #4 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10
  3. HRL #5 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10
  4. Breaking Through –
    read pages 70-127

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/13

    Period 6 – DUE 3/14

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PERIODS 2 & 5  :

  • Students completed their “Simile Quilt” square that we started in our previous class session.  Once they finished, they had time to silent read in Breaking Through.
  • Vocabulary #4 practice work was collected.
  • We continued to work on our analysis of Breaking Through while focusing on THEME.  The following handout was given out – as each group worked together to complete a section on the yellow tracking sheet for theme.  You can get a copy of the THEME information sheet here:

 THEME Notes

  • The THEME Notes handout should be stored in the student binder under “Resources” so students can refer to it as we continue to work on THEME throughout the rest of the year.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #4 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10
  2. HRL #5 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10
  3. Breaking Through –
    read pages 70-127

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/13

    Period 6 – DUE 3/14

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WEDNESDAY  3/08  – “C” Day

 PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.  

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #4 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10
  2. HRL #5 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10
  3. Breaking Through –
    read pages 70-127

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/13

    Period 6 – DUE 3/14

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PERIOD 5  

  • We played BINGO Vocabulary Review today.
  • Students worked on Characterization for Francisco in the novel Breaking Through.  The handout we used to guide our work can be downloaded here:

CHARACTERIZATION Notes

  • We began work on a poem in class.  Any student who was absent should come see me during office hours to get the handout and instruction they missed for this.
  • Here is a link for students to check out some Vocabulary Review games:  https://quizlet.com/_36kgi2

HOMEWORK:

  1. Brainstorm for “For My People” Poem
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10
  2. Vocabulary #4 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10
  3. HRL #5 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10
  4. Breaking Through –
    read pages 70-127

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/13

    Period 6 – DUE 3/14

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THURSDAY  3/09 – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Brainstorm for “For My People” Poem
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10
  2. Vocabulary #4 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10
  3. HRL #5 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10
  4. Breaking Through –
    read pages 70-127

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/13

    Period 6 – DUE 3/14

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FRIDAY 3/10 – “E” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5, & 6 

  • Today we had out Final Comprehensive Vocabulary TEST over all 40 root words we’ve been studying the last four weeks.  After taking the test, we “corrected” a majority of the test, so student have a general idea of how they did on it.  They will get their actual score next week after I grade them all completely.
  • Students spent the last portion of the class period continuing to brainstorm for our next poem “For My People”.  This is where they identify four groups of people that they feel they are a part of…groups they identify as part of “who they are”.  For each group, they will brainstorm details to include in a poem.  Possible things to include in the stanzas are: 
    • What do you celebrate about this group?  Like about this group?  Appreciate about this group?
    • Who are the people close to you in this group?  What are they like?  
    • When do you express this part of yourself?
    • Where do you spend your time with this group?
    • What are some misconceptions people have about this group?  Defend your group?
    • How does this group make you feel?
  • A copy of the handout with requirements, space to brainstorm, and sample stanzas from other students can be downloaded here:

For My People – Brainstorming & Examples

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Complete Brainstorm for “For My People” Poem
    for 4 Groups – on the Pink Worksheet

    Periods 1, 2, & 5 – DUE 3/13
    Period 6 – DUE 3/14
  2. Breaking Through –
    read pages 70-127

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/13

    Period 6 – DUE 3/14
  3. HRL #6 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/17

END of  THIS WEEK.  



Homework for Week 2/27 – 3/03

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 3rd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): The 3rd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
  • This quarter we are working on “Figurative Language” used in stories, like:  simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, idiom. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:
  • HRL – 3rd Quarter

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 2/27 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Students were given an introduction to our next novel:  Breaking Through (the sequel to The Circuit that they read lat year).

Breaking Through Audio – can be found on the page named “breaking through” at the top of this blog page.

  • We read the beginning of the book.  They need to read through page 69 by the first class session next week (either Monday or Tuesday – see below for due date specifics).
  • Vocabulary is due in the next class period.  A copy of the vocabulary can be downloaded here:

Root Word List #3

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #3  Practice Work
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 2/28
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 3/01
  2. Vocabulary #3 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03
  3. HRL #4 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03

 

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TUESDAY 2/28  – “B” Day

 PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

Breaking Through Audio – can be found on the page named “breaking through” at the top of this blog page.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #3  Practice Work
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 3/01
  2. Vocabulary #3 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03
  3. HRL #4 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03
  4. Breaking Through –
    read through page 69

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/6

    Period 6 – DUE 3/7

 

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PERIODS 2 & 5  :

  •  We began class checking in vocabulary practice work.  Students who were done began filling in the BINGO card for our next class session when we will play “BINGO Review” for the Root Word Test on Friday.

BINGO Card Template for ROOT WORDS

  • We watched a couple short videos and students wrote “Responses” to the videos in their journals.  We discussed their responses and what common messages could be found in the two videos.
  • Students had 15-20 minutes of Silent Reading in the novel Breaking Through…They need to be read through page 69 by our first class session next week (see below for specific date for each class).

Breaking Through Audio – can be found on the page named “breaking through” at the top of this blog page.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #3 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03
  2. HRL #4 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03
  3. Breaking Through –
    read through page 69

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/6

    Period 6 – DUE 3/7

 

 

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WEDNESDAY  3/01  – “C” Day

 PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.  

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #3 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03
  2. HRL #4 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03
  3. Breaking Through –
    read through page 69

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/6

    Period 6 – DUE 3/7

 

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PERIOD 5  

  • We played Root Word BINGO Review for our test on Friday.
  • Students brainstormed alternative words to use for “Hot”, “Warm”, and “Cold”…as we begin working on Word Choice.
  • We watched another video to see how people make decisions to be their “Better Self” when faced with tough situations.  Student reflected in their journal and then shared with a partner.
  • Here is a link for students to check out some Vocabulary Review games:  https://quizlet.com/_36kgi2

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #3 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03
    Here is a link for students to check out some Vocabulary Review games:  https://quizlet.com/_36kgi2
  2. HRL #4 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03
  3. Breaking Through –
    read through page 69

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/6

    Period 6 – DUE 3/7

 

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THURSDAY  3/02 – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #3 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 3/03
    Here is a link for students to check out some Vocabulary Review games:  https://quizlet.com/_36kgi2 
  2. HRL #4 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03
  3. Breaking Through –
    read through page 69

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/6

    Period 6 – DUE 3/7

 

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FRIDAY 3/03 – “E” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5, & 6 

  • Students took their Vocabulary #3 Test today.  We corrected a portion of the test – and their final grade is posted on-line.
  • After the test, they were given Vocabulary #4 – and about 20 minutes in class to begin working on it.  A copy of the handout can be downloaded here:

Root Word List # 4

 

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Breaking Through –
    read through page 69

    Periods 1, 2, & 5  – DUE 3/6

    Period 6 – DUE 3/7
  2. Vocabulary #4 Practice Work
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 3/07
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 3/08
  3. HRL #5 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/10

END of  THIS WEEK.  



Homework for Week 2/20 – 2/24

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 3rd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): The 3rd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
  • This quarter we are working on “Figurative Language” used in stories, like:  simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, idiom. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:
  • HRL – 3rd Quarter

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 2/20 – No School

 

 

TUESDAY 2/21 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • We read “The Veldt” by Ray  Bradbury.  As we read we worked on “foreshadowing”.
  • Our class had a brief discussion in class where we shared evidence from the story that  showed foreshadowing.
  • Vocabulary #2 Practice work on Root Words is due later this week – see below for a copy of the vocabulary and due dates.

Root Word List #2 

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #2  Practice Work
    Periods 1 & 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 2/24
  2. Vocabulary #2 TEST
    Period 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 2/24
  3. HRL #3  
    Period 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 2/24

WEDNESDAY  2/22  – “B” Day

 PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #2  Practice Work
    Periods 1 & 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 2/24
  2. Vocabulary #2 TEST
    Period 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 2/24
  3. HRL #3  
    Period 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 2/24

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • Students worked on “Direct Characterization” and “Indirect Characterization” as they read the short story “Smart Ice Cream”. 

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #2  Practice Work
    Periods 1 & 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 2/24
  2. Vocabulary #2 TEST
    Period 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 2/24
  3. HRL #3  
    Period 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 2/24

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THURSDAY 2/23  – “C” Day

 PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.  

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #2  Practice Work
    Periods 1 & 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 2/24
  2. Vocabulary #2 TEST
    Period 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 2/24
  3. HRL #3  
    Period 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 2/24

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PERIOD 5  

  • Vocabulary #2 Practice was collected and the Test was taken.
  • We wrapped-up the work with “Smart Ice Cream” and students turned in their work.
  • Root Words List #3 was given out and students had some time to work on it in class. A copy of the list and assignment can be downloaded here:

Root Word List #3

  • HRL’s were corrected and given back in class today.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #3  Practice Work
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 2/28
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 3/01
  2. Vocabulary #3 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03
  3. HRL #4 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03

 

 

FRIDAY 2/24 – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #3  Practice Work
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 2/28
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 3/01
  2. Vocabulary #3 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03
  3. HRL #4 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 3/03

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END of  THIS WEEK.  



Homework for Week 2/13 – 2/17

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 3rd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): The 3rd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
  • This quarter we are working on “Figurative Language” used in stories, like:  simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, idiom. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:
  • HRL – 3rd Quarter

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 2/13 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Collected Vocabulary Practice and  Took TEST today.
  • Introduction  to “Compare & Contrast” paper comparing the book version of The Giver with the movie.
  • Students were given  a sample comparison  paper where  we discussed, numbered, and read the purpose for each part of the paper.  Due to copyrights I can’t post the  handout.
  • We also drew a brainstorm template on the back of the handout for students to fill in their evidence that  was similar and different for the book and movie.
  • Students had work time and finished half of the  template or more…homework  is to finish  filling in the evidence at least.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Comparison Paper Brainstorm Template
    Periods 2 &5 – DUE 2/14
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 2/15
  2. HRL #2  
    All Classed – DUE 2/17 

TUESDAY 2/14  – “B” Day

 PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Comparison Paper Brainstorm Template
    Periods 2 &5 – DUE 2/14
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 2/15
  2. HRL #2  
    All Classed – DUE 2/17 

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • Students shared brainstorm templates.
  • “Transitions” handout was  given and reviewed.
  • We looked  at the sample “Comparison Paper” to see how transitions were used.
  • Students were given the rest of class(about  30 minutes) to begin their rough draft on computers in  class.  They need to complete the introduction, similar paragraph, and differences paragraph for  tomorrow.  Again, most  students got the  first two paragraphs finished in class with the 3rd as homework.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Comparison Paper Rough Draft Paragraphs 1-3
    Periods 5 – DUE 2/15
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 2/16
  2. HRL #2  
    All Classed – DUE 2/17 

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WEDNESDAY  2/15  – “C” Day

 PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.  

HOMEWORK:

  1. Comparison Paper Rough Draft Paragraphs 1-3
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 2/16
  2. HRL #2  
    All Classed – DUE 2/17 

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PERIOD 5  

  • Students were  given the first  20 minutes of class to finish their conclusion and revise anything  else on their paper.
  • Then we had “Silent Feedback” – an in class feedback exercise where they mark where they want feedback and what they want help with – and  classmates read and respond.
  • All they need to do tonight is use feedback  to revise.
  • Note:  This paper is a practice paper, not Summative.

 

HOMEWORK:

  1. Comparison Paper Final Draft – All Paragraphs
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 2/17
  2. HRL #2  
    All Classed – DUE 2/17 

THURSDAY  2/02 – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

 

HOMEWORK:

  1. Comparison Paper Final Draft – All Paragraphs
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 2/17
  2. HRL #2  
    All Classed – DUE 2/17 

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FRIDAY 2/03 – “E” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5, & 6 

  • Marking up the Organization strategies – on their “Comparison Paper”.  Papers were collected and turned in.
  • Vocabulary #2 for  Root  Words was handed out.

Root Word List #2

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #2  Practice Work
    Periods 1 & 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 2/24
  2. Vocabulary #2 TEST
    Period 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 2/24
  3. HRL #3  
    Period 5 – DUE 2/23
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 2/24

END of  THIS WEEK.  



Homework for Week 2/06 – 2/10

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 3rd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): 
    • The 3rd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
    • This quarter we are working on “Figurative Language” used in stories, like:  simile, metaphor, alliteration, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, personification, idiom. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

HRL – 3rd Quarter

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 2/06 – Grade Day – No School

 

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TUESDAY  2/07 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • We turned in the “Character Poem” today.
  • We turned in the notes for the “Auto Show Poster”.  Due to excessive snow days, Ms. Heaton and I have decided to NOT do this project beyond the note-taking.
  • Binder Clean – we cleaned out and sorted the binder sections for our class.  Students were instructed on what to keep and to take home or toss everything else.  
  • VOCABULARY…is BAAAAACK!  We are beginning work with Latin and Greek Root Words.  They were given Week #1 to work on this week.  We reviewed directions in class, completed a couple examples together, and had a few independent minutes to work.  You can access a copy of the vocabulary here:

Vocabulary Root Word #1

  • We watched the first 5 minutes of “The Giver” movie…

The Giver Film Permission Slip

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #1
    Period 5DUE 2/9

    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 2/10
  2. Vocabulary Root Words #1
    Practice Work and TEST
    Periods 1, 2, & 5DUE 2/13
    Period 6DUE 2/14

 

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WEDNESDAY 2/08  – “B” Day

 PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

 

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HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #1
    Period 5DUE 2/9

    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 2/10
  2. Vocabulary Root Words #1
    Practice Work and TEST
    Periods 1, 2, & 5DUE 2/13
    Period 6DUE 2/14

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • We began the major work with the movie “The Giver”.  Students filled in a Venn Diagram comparing the movie with the book.  They need to find at least 5 examples of evidence for how the book and movie are the same and 5 examples showing how they are different.  We will use this evidence to write a compare/contrast paper after the movie.  A copy of the Venn Diagram can be printed out below:

Venn Diagram for Compare and Contrast 2016-2017

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #1
    Period 5DUE 2/9

    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 2/10
  2. Vocabulary Root Words #1
    Practice Work and TEST
    Periods 1, 2, & 5DUE 2/13
    Period 6DUE 2/14

 

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THURSDAY 2/09  – “C” Day

 PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.  

 

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HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #1
    Period 5DUE 2/9

    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 2/10
  2. Vocabulary Root Words #1
    Practice Work and TEST
    Periods 1, 2, & 5DUE 2/13
    Period 6DUE 2/14

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PERIOD 5  

  • Finish the movie “The Giver” and collecting compare/contrast evidence.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #1
    Period 5DUE 2/9

    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 2/10
  2. Vocabulary Root Words #1
    Practice Work and TEST
    Periods 1, 2, & 5DUE 2/13
    Period 6DUE 2/14

 

 

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FRIDAY 2/10 – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #1
    Period 5DUE 2/9

    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 2/10
  2. Vocabulary Root Words #1
    Practice Work and TEST
    Periods 1, 2, & 5DUE 2/13
    Period 6DUE 2/14

 

 

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END of  THIS WEEK.  



Homework for Week 1/30 – 2/3

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): 
    • The 2nd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
    • This quarter we are working on “Literary Elements” used in stories, like:  Setting, Characters, Conflict, Rising Action, etc. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

      2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL)

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 1/30 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Students shared how they analyzed the song “The Light” for figurative language and comparison with The Giver.
  • We began our work on a “Character Portrait Poem” where students selected a character from The Giver and write from their perspective.  There is a formula to follow – and they will need to incorporate details from the novel.

Character Portrait Poem

HOMEWORK:

  1. Two Stanzas of “Character Poem” Written
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 1/31
    Periods 1 & 6
    DUE 2/01
  2. Last page in Auto Show Packet 
    Rip it out and put into “My Writing” divider
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 1/31
    Periods 1 & 6
    DUE 2/01

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TUESDAY 1/31  – “B” Day

 PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

Character Portrait Poem

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Two Stanzas of “Character Poem” Written
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 1/31
    Periods 1 & 6
    DUE 2/01
  2. Last page in Auto Show Packet 
    Rip it out and put into “My Writing” divider
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 1/31
    Periods 1 & 6
    DUE 2/01

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • Today we began class working on the “Character Poem” focusing on a character from the novel The Giver.  Students could be writing, typing, and/or asking questions.  They need to bring in a typed “First Final” on Friday with the specific details underlined.  Check the requirement sheet for the first three bullet points listed under the “Ideas, Content, & Organization” section.  *The official FINAL draft of the “Character Poem” is due the first day of class next week.

Character Portrait Poem

  • The second part of class we worked on writing a “Thesis Statement”.  We discussed what a Thesis Statement is, it’s purpose, and where it is typically located in an essay.  Then, we practiced writing one for the book The Giver. This was done in class and has NO homework related to it.  We will continue this work in class.

HOMEWORK:

  1. “Final” Typed and Underlined “Character Poem”
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 2/3

 

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WEDNESDAY  2/01  – “C” Day

 PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.  

Character Portrait Poem

HOMEWORK:

  • “Final” Typed and Underlined “Character Poem”
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 2/3

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PERIOD 5  

  • MAP Testing – This is our second time to complete MAP Testing.  Students were given the entire class period to work on it.
  • Students also received a permission slip to watch the movie The Giver starting next Tuesday.  The permission slip can be found below and has some extra explanation for the movie.

The Giver Film Permission Slip

HOMEWORK:

  • “Final” Typed and Underlined “Character Poem”
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 2/3

 

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THURSDAY  2/02 – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  • “Final” Typed and Underlined “Character Poem”
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 2/3

 

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FRIDAY 2/03 – “E” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5, & 6 

  • We began  class getting our  3rd Quarter HRL. We talked  it over in class and highlighted the TWO “NEW” requirements:  Checking and  Recording Class Grade WEEKLY! They are also going  to Cite the page number where  they get their  Quoted Figurative  Language this  quarter.  A copy of the HRL for 3rd Quarter can be  downloaded here:

HRL – 3rd Quarter

  • Students also partnered up to received feedback on their  “Character Poem” which  is  due in their first  class next  week.  Some students turned  their  poem in early if they felt it was their  “Best Final”…otherwise,  students will bring  in their BEST FINAL Draft next week.  A copy of the requirements can be downloaded  here:

Character Portrait Poem

  • Finally, some students turned  in “The Giver” movie Permission Slip early today.  It isn’t due until their first class session next week (either Tuesday or Wednesday).  If any student loses their permission  slip, you can  download another  copy here:

The Giver Film Permission Slip

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HOMEWORK:

  • FINAL Typed and Underlined “Character Poem”
    To be  turned in for a grade.
    Periods
    1, 2 & 5 – DUE 2/7
    Period 6 DUE 2/8
  • “The Giver” Movie Permission Slip
    Periods 1, 2 & 5 – DUE 2/7
    Period 6 DUE 2/8
  • HRL #1 (for 3rd Quarter)
    Period 5 – DUE 2/9
    Periods
    1, 2 & 6 – DUE 2/10

END of  THIS WEEK.  



Homework for Week 1/23 – 1/27

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): 
    • The 2nd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
    • This quarter we are working on “Literary Elements” used in stories, like:  Setting, Characters, Conflict, Rising Action, etc. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

      2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL)

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 1/23 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Today we worked with the song lyrics for the song “Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel.  We analyzed for imagery, strong word choice, tone, mood, and Figurative Language.  After we discussed some of the meanings of the song, we listened to the song and then, found parts that could be connected to scenes from The Giver.
  • Students worked together to discuss the deeper meaning of the lyrics and justified their thinking by elaborating with evidence.
  • “Dailies” packet is due in our next class session.  A copy of the packet is below:

Dailies Packet #1

Sounds of Silence Page 1

The Sound of Silence Page 2

HOMEWORK:

  1. “Dailies” Packet
    Dailies Packet #1
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 1/24
    Periods 1 & 6
    DUE 1/25

 

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TUESDAY 1/24  – “B” Day

 PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. “Dailies” Packet
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 1/24
    Periods 1 & 6
    DUE 1/25

 

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • We corrected the “Dailies” packet checking answers and reviewing questions students had on questions.
  • We finished our song analysis of “The Sound of Silence” from our previous class.
  • Students received another set of lyrics “The Light” by Disturbed.  We analyzed the lyrics for figurative language and then connected to the book The Giver as students found parts of the song that fit with parts/scenes from the book.  A copy of the handout we used is below:

The Light – Song Lyrics

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish analyzing Song Lyrics (if you didn’t complete it in class).
    Period 5DUE 1/25

    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 1/26

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WEDNESDAY  1/25  – “C” Day

 PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.  
  • *6th Period did not get to “The Light” song lyrics.  They need to complete the comparison of the song lyrics “Sound of Silence” with the book The Giver.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish analyzing Song Lyrics (if you didn’t complete it in class).
    Period 5DUE 1/25

    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 1/26

 

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PERIOD 5  

  • Students took their Semester Writing Assessment.  They wrote on an opinion paper (1-2 paragraphs).  They were given a handout showing everything they needed to include in their paper and how earn the given points possible.
  • In addition to the writing piece, they completed a “Reading and Following Directions” piece on how to mark their final draft before turning it in.
  • This entire process was practiced last week with an Awesome Moment paper that we wrote, marked, and discussed in class together.
  • Since the assessment took the entire class period, the song lyric homework will be put off until our next regular class, which will be next week due to the field trip.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish analyzing Song Lyrics (if you didn’t complete it in class).
    Periods 1, 2, &  5DUE 1/30

    Period 6 – DUE 1/31

 

 

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THURSDAY  1/26 – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish analyzing Song Lyrics (if you didn’t complete it in class).
    Periods 1, 2, &  5DUE 1/30

    Period 6 – DUE 1/31

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FRIDAY 1/27 – “E” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5, & 6 

Auto Show Field Trip…Yay!

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HOMEWORK:

  • Finish Song Lyrics “The Light” Analysis

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Homework for Week 1/16 – 1/20

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): 
    • The 2nd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.

2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL)

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Welcome back from a Surprise Snowy break!  We are working to get ourselves back into the groove, while we tie up some loose ends on our current work in class.  Below is the overview for all the classes this week.  The regular weekly blog will be up and running next week.  I appreciate your understanding. 

DUE Friday, 1/20 for EVERY class:

  • HRL #7 – As usual, this will be due at the beginning of class.
  • “Awesome Moment” Practice Writing – Students only need to write 1-2 paragraphs.  They were given time in class to begin on it and just need to do what they can.  This is a practice for our final semester writing assessment next week – it’s like a Study Guide, and the assessment next week will be VERY simliar.  We will use what they write to get feedback and see how prepared they feel for the assessment next week.  So, the more they can do, the more feedback they will get.  A copy of the requirements is below (we will highlight and label the paper in class tomorrow).

Awesome Moment practice writing

 

 

 

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Friday – 1/20  “E” Day

Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6:

  • Today we reviewed the “Awesome Moment” writing practice that was due.  Students got feedback from peers on what they wrote and whether they crafted the required techniques correctly.   
  • Then we spent the time looking at examples on the overhead and answering student questions.
  • Students kept their paper stapled to the requirement sheet so they can review it until our final assessment next Wednesday.
  • *If students have questions regarding any of the writing techniques we will be assessing next week, they are welcome to check-in with me during office hours before their test.
  • Finally, students are working on finishing the “Dailies” packet they were given earlier this week (or for Periods 2 & 5 – they got it the Tuesday before the big snow break).  All classes had two days to work on it in class and I’d like them to finish it by next week.  If there are totally stumped on a question – they can leave it and we’ll go over it in class. Just have them do their best!  A copy of the packet is below if a student was absent or loses their other copy.

Dailies Packet #1

Homework:

  1. “Dailies” Packet
    Periods 2 & 5 DUE Tuesday 1/24
    Periods 1 & 6DUE Wednesday 1/25
  2. Final Writing Assessment (in class – one day only)
    Periods 2 & 5 DUE Tuesday 1/24
    Periods 1 & 6DUE Wednesday 1/25
  3. NO MORE HRL’s this Quarter…Yay!


Homework for Week 1/09 – 1/14

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): 
    • The 2nd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
    • This quarter we are working on “Literary Elements” used in stories, like:  Setting, Characters, Conflict, Rising Action, etc. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

      2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL)

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 1/9 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • We spent today’s class period finishing the journal writing we started on Friday.  
  • We corrected the “7th Grade” Edit what was due today and discussed the various writing rules we encountered.
  • The Giver FINAL  Book Club Meeting is due in our next class session.  Extra handouts for notes are below if needed.

Recording for Theme on “Stable Society”

Recording for Theme on “Individual Freedom”

Recording Thoughts, Questions, Reactions, Etc.

HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver & FINAL  Book Club Meeting 
    Over the entire book
    Periods  2 & 5 DUE 1/10
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 1/11
  2. HRL #7
    All Classes   – DUE 1/13

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TUESDAY 1/10  – “B” Day

PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver & FINAL  Book Club Meeting 
    Over the entire book
    Periods  2 & 5 DUE 1/10
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 1/11
  2. HRL #7
    All Classes   – DUE 1/13

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • We began class with students getting a Reading and Writing Review packet to work on while I meet with and assess book club groups for their final Book Club Meeting on The Giver.
  • I met with groups on The Giver – one group at a time. *The two groups who didn’t meet today will meet during our next class session.
  • Students were to highlight one text example from the beginning of the book, one from the middle, and one from the end in their packet for the two themes we’ve been tracking while reading.
  • Packets were turned in by the end of class today.  They will be assessed and returned to students next week when we begin working on our Theme Analysis Essay for The Giver.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #7
    All Classes   – DUE 1/13

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WEDNESDAY  1/11  – “C” Day

PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #7
    All Classes   – DUE 1/13

 

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PERIOD 5  

HOMEWORK:

 

 

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THURSDAY  1/12 – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

 

 

 

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FRIDAY 1/13 – “E” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5, & 6 

 

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HOMEWORK:

 

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“COMING UP” on FRIDAY this WEEK:

  • Short Writing Assessment   Students will demonstrate ability to write about their opinion on a given topic demonstrating their ability to write with:  Topic Sentence, “Magic-3 Sentences, Figurative Language, Hyphenated Modifiers, Complex Sentences, and a closing/wrap-up sentence.  This will be open note – so students may use any notes they’ve been given so far this year.


Homework for Week 1/2 – 1/6

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): 
    • The 2nd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
    • This quarter we are working on “Literary Elements” used in stories, like:  Setting, Characters, Conflict, Rising Action, etc. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

      2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL)

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 1/02 –  No School

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TUESDAY 1/03  – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • We spent today’s class period finishing the writing sample we started before winter break.  
  • Due to the snow days before break, I had to adjust some due dates and combine two weeks worth of reading logs this week.  See the homework listed below for the changes.
  • The Giver recording sheets are listed below for any students who may need another copy.

Recording for Theme on “Stable Society”

Recording for Theme on “Individual Freedom”

Recording Thoughts, Questions, Reactions, Etc.

HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver & Book Club Meeting #4
    Chapters 12-16
    Periods  2 & 5 DUE 1/04
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 1/05
  2. HRL #5 & #6
    Period  5  – DUE 1/05
    Periods 1, 2 & 6  DUE 1/06

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WEDNESDAY  1/04  – “B” Day

PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver & Book Club Meeting #4
    Chapters 12-16
    Periods  2 & 5 DUE 1/04
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 1/05
  2. HRL #5 & #6
    Period  5  – DUE 1/05
    Periods 1, 2 & 6  DUE 1/06

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • We worked on voice as students wrote from a character’s two different point of views from a book I read.  
  • We began working on general comma use by seeing how commas can impact – and even drastically change – the meaning of a sentence.  Students were give a worksheet to practice editing.  They should spend at least 20 minutes on the handout…if they are stuck, they can skip around.

Commas Make a Difference Worksheet

HOMEWORK:

  1. “Commas Make a Difference” Worksheet
    Period 5DUE 1/05
    Periods 1,2, & 6DUE 1/06
  2. HRL #5 & #6
    Period  5  – DUE 1/05
    Periods 1, 2 & 6  DUE 1/06
  3. The Giver & FINAL Book Club Meeting 
    FINISH THE BOOK
    Periods  2 & 5 DUE 1/10
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 1/11

 

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THURSDAY  1/05 – “C” Day 

PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. “Commas Make a Difference” Worksheet
    Period 5DUE 1/05
    Periods 1,2, & 6DUE 1/06
  2. HRL #5 & #6
    Period  5  – DUE 1/05
    Periods 1, 2 & 6  DUE 1/06
  3. The Giver & FINAL Book Club Meeting 
    FINISH THE BOOK
    Periods  2 & 5 DUE 1/10
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 1/11

 

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PERIOD 5  

  • Students began class working on editing a letter – that could have two different messages…depending on the punctuation placement.
  • Next, we reviewed last night’s homework on “Commas Make a Difference”.
  • We worked through a “You say…I say…” where they discussed an opinion, supporting their thinking with reasons and elaborating with examples – first verbally with partners and then in writing.
  • Finally, an editing practice was given out.  It’s from a story we read earlier this year “7th Grade”.  Mistakes have been made and students need to find and edit them.  A copy of the edit is below:

“7th Grade” Edit Worksheet

HOMEWORK:

  1. “7th Grade” Editing Worksheet
    Periods  1, 2 & 5 DUE 1/09
    Periods  6DUE 1/10
  2. The Giver & FINAL Book Club Meeting 
    FINISH THE BOOK
    Periods  2 & 5 DUE 1/10
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 1/11

 

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FRIDAY 1/06 – “D” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. “7th Grade” Editing Worksheet
    Periods  1, 2 & 5 DUE 1/09
    Periods  6DUE 1/10
  2. The Giver & FINAL Book Club Meeting 
    FINISH THE BOOK
    Periods  2 & 5 DUE 1/10
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 1/11

COMING UP for NEXT WEEK:

  • Final Book Club Meeting on The GiverEach group will begin the week (Tuesday or Wednesday) by meeting separately while I assess each member individually on their ability to listen carefully, share thoughtfully and respond appropriately to other members’ thinking.  Students may use their reflection packet that they’ve been working on.
  • Short Writing Assessment (Thursday/Friday) next week.  Students will demonstrate ability to write about their opinion on a given topic demonstrating their ability to write with:  Topic Sentence, “Magic-3 Sentences, Figurative Language, Hyphenated Modifiers, Complex Sentences, and a closing/wrap-up sentence.  This will be open note – so students may use any notes they’ve been given so far this year.


Homework for Week 12/12 – 12/16

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  •  2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): 

    • The 2nd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
    • This quarter we are working on “Literary Elements” used in stories, like:  Setting, Characters, Conflict, Rising Action, etc. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL)

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 12/12 – “C” Day

PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • We began a District Writing Assessment where students can practice a simulation for what our writing assessment will be like in the spring.  The assessment will be used to help train teachers on assessment and instruction – while also provide individualized feedback in regards to student progress in the area of argumentative writing.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #5 
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/16
  2. The Giver Chapters 12-16
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/16

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PERIOD 5  

  • We continued working on a District Writing Assessment where students can practice a simulation for what our writing assessment will be like in the spring.  The assessment will be used to help train teachers on assessment and instruction – while also provide individualized feedback in regards to student progress in the area of argumentative writing.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver Chapters 12-16
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/16
  2. HRL #5
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/16

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TUESDAY  12/13  – “D” Day

PERIOD 1, 2, & 6 

 

  • We continued working on a District Writing Assessment where students can practice a simulation for what our writing assessment will be like in the spring.  The assessment will be used to help train teachers on assessment and instruction – while also provide individualized feedback in regards to student progress in the area of argumentative writing.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver Chapters 12-16
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/16
  2. HRL #5
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/16

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WEDNESDAY  12/14 – “E” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 

  • We continued working on a District Writing Assessment where students can practice a simulation for what our writing assessment will be like in the spring.  The assessment will be used to help train teachers on assessment and instruction – while also provide individualized feedback in regards to student progress in the area of argumentative writing.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver Chapters 12-16
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/16
  2. HRL #5
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/16

 

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THURSDAY 12/15 – “E” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 :

  • We finished working on a District Writing Assessment where students can practice a simulation for what our writing assessment will be like in the spring.  The assessment will be used to help train teachers on assessment and instruction – while also provide individualized feedback in regards to student progress in the area of argumentative writing.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver Chapters 12-16
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/16
  2. HRL #5
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/16

 

 

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FRIDAY  12/16  – “E” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 :

 

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HOMEWORK:

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Homework for Week 12/05 – 12/09

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  •  2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): 

    • The 2nd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
    • This quarter we are working on “Literary Elements” used in stories, like:  Setting, Characters, Conflict, Rising Action, etc. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL)

 

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 12/05 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Today we did some close nonfiction reading about an issue in society.  Students identified the problem and evidence to support that problem.  Then, they worked together in groups to propose a law to “fix” that problem (or at least make it better).  They also had to address possible problems with and opposition to their law.
  • Finally each group presented their information in a poster and the class voted on whether to pass (or not pass) the law.
  • Students need to be ready for their 2nd Book Club Meeting on Wednesday, December 7th.

HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver Chapters 7-11 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 12/7
  2. HRL #4
    Period 5DUE 12/8
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 12/9

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TUESDAY  12/06  – “B” Day

PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver Chapters 7-11 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 12/7
  2. HRL #4
    Period 5DUE 12/8
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 12/9

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • We began a District Writing Assessment where students can practice a simulation for what our writing assessment will be like in the spring.  The assessment will be used to help train teachers on assessment and instruction – while also provide individualized feedback in regards to student progress in the area of argumentative writing.

HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver Chapters 7-11 
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 12/7
  2. HRL #4
    Period 5DUE 12/8
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 12/9

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WEDNESDAY  12/07 – “E” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #4
    Period 5DUE 12/8
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 12/9
  2. The Giver Chapters 12-16 
    Periods  2 5, & 6 – DUE 12/13
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 12/14

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THURSDAY 12/08 – 

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PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #4 
    Periods 1, 2, & 5 – DUE 12/12
    Period 6 – DUE 12/13
  2. The Giver Chapters 12-16
    Periods  2 & 5 – DUE 12/13
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 12/14

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PERIOD 5  

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #4 
    Periods 1, 2, & 5 – DUE 12/12
    Period 6 – DUE 12/13
  2. The Giver Chapters 12-16
    Periods  2 & 5 – DUE 12/13
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 12/14

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FRIDAY  12/09  – “D” Day 

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PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #4 
    Periods  5 – DUE 12/12
    Period 1,2, & 6 – DUE 12/13
  2. The Giver Chapters 12-16 
    Periods  1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/14

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Homework for Week 11/28 – 12/02

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): 
    • The 2nd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
    • This quarter we are working on “Literary Elements” used in stories, like:  Setting, Characters, Conflict, Rising Action, etc. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

      2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL)

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 11/28 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • We began our study of The Giver.  Students checked-out a book from the library.  The audio is also available on this blog – just click on “the giver” at the top of this page.  I have the audio for the part that is assigned and DUE this Friday 12/02 – Chapters 1-6.
  • Students were given a packet to record evidence for two themes and their thinking.  Copies of the handouts int eh packet can be found here:

Recording for Theme on “Stable Society”

Recording for Theme on “Individual Freedom”

Recording Thoughts, Questions, Reactions, Etc.

  • Students were given their test on The Running Dream back today.  They should have it with them.  Students who scored below a 10.5 out of 15 will need to conference with me to revise to a passing score.
  • The sentence test was also given back for students to see.  I did not let students take it with them as I still have students who need to finish the test.  I will have a review packet available for any students who need to revise this Friday.  Then, they can attend a review session with me to be eligible to take the retake for a passing grade.  Students who scored below a 21 out of 30 are eligible for the retake.

HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver
    Chapters 1-6 (pgs. 1-62)
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/02
  2. HRL #3
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/02

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TUESDAY 11/29  – “B” Day

PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver
    Chapters 1-6 (pgs. 1-62)
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/02
  2. HRL #3
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/02

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • Students were given 15 minutes to read in the book The Giver in the beginning of class.
  • We worked on a “You say…I say” activity in class.  This is when students had to choose between 4 superpower options (super senses, super strength, ability to fly, or ability to turn invisible).  they had to decide which one they would want if they could only have one.  Before revealing their choice, their partner had to guess which choice they selected by first saying why they wouldn’t choose the other options.  This activity helped us to identify a variety of reasons to support our opinions – and also realize that we can support our opinion by also showing reasons why we don’t like the other opinions/options.
  • Then students had 15 minutes to write a paragraph about their superpower choice – working on creating a “Topic Sentence“, “3 Reasons (supports for each reason)”, and a “Concluding Statement“.

HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver
    Chapters 1-6 (pgs. 1-62)
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/02
  2. HRL #3
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/02

 

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WEDNESDAY  11/30 – “C” Day 

PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver
    Chapters 1-6 (pgs. 1-62)
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/02
  2. HRL #3
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/02

 

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PERIOD 5  

 

HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver
    Chapters 1-6 (pgs. 1-62)
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/02
  2. HRL #3
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/02

 

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THURSDAY 12/01 – “D” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

 

HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver
    Chapters 1-6 (pgs. 1-62)
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/02
  2. HRL #3
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/02

 

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FRIDAY  12/02  – “E” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 

  • We had Book Clubs for The Giver today.  Students learned about the 5 core skills used in academic conversations.

HOMEWORK:

  1. The Giver
    Chapters 7-11
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 – DUE 12/7
  2. HRL #4
    Period 5 – DUE 12/08
    Periods 1, 2 & 6 – DUE 12/09


Homework for Week 11/14 – 11/18

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): 
    • The 2nd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.
    • This quarter we are working on “Literary Elements” used in stories, like:  Setting, Characters, Conflict, Rising Action, etc. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

      2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL)

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 11/14 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Today we corrected our “Sentence Practice” Packet in class.  We reviewed for the Sentence/Figurative Language Test later this week.
  • We listened to The Running Dream.  We are working through the book to finish it before we leave for break.  Thus, students need to listen to Chapters 1-6 in Part V (5).  A copy of the book can be accessed from the top of this blog.
  • Students have been tracking four theme topics for the book The Running Dream on a “Theme Handout”.  We have been working on this for the last couple weeks.  It is due in their next class period.

Tracking “Theme Handout” (Pink Copy)

HOMEWORK:

  1. The Running Dream
    Part V – Chapters 1-6
    Periods 2 & 5DUE 11/15
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 11/16
  2. “Theme” Handout (Pink)
    Periods 2 & 5DUE 11/15
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 11/16
  3. HRL #2
    Period 5DUE 11/16
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 11/17

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TUESDAY 11/15  – “B” Day

PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. The Running Dream
    Part V – Chapters 1-6
    Periods 2 & 5DUE 11/15
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 11/16
  2. “Theme” Handout (Pink)
    Periods 2 & 5DUE 11/15
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 11/16
  3. HRL #2
    Period 5DUE 11/16
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 11/17

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • Students were given their completed “Sentence” handouts to take home and review for the test in our next class session. 
  • Vocabulary Test #2 was given back and we went over the answers.
  • We worked on finishing The Running Dream in class.  We didn’t quite get it finished, so students will need to complete it at home.  Thus, I didn’t collect the Pink “Theme” paper since we still need to finish the book.
  • Finally, we played “Sentence Smack-Down” in class to review Sentences, Fragments, Run-ons, and Comma Splices. This was to help us review for our “Sentence Test” in the next class session.

HOMEWORK:

  1. The Running Dream
    Part V – Chapters 14-15
    Periods 5DUE 11/16
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 11/17
  2. “Theme” Handout (Pink)
    Periods 5DUE 11/16
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 11/17
  3. Sentences and The Running Dream TEST
    Periods 5 – DUE 11/16
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 11/17
  4. HRL #2
    Period 5DUE 11/16
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 11/17

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WEDNESDAY  11/16 – “C” Day 

PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. The Running Dream
    Part V – Chapters 14-15
    Periods 5DUE 11/16
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 11/17
  2. “Theme” Handout (Pink)
    Periods 5DUE 11/16
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 11/17
  3. Sentences and The Running Dream TEST
    Periods 5 – DUE 11/16
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 11/17
  4. HRL #2
    Period 5DUE 11/16
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 11/17

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PERIOD 5  

  • Students took the “Sentence & Figurative Language” Test today in class.
  • They also took a short, one question test on The Running Dream (writing 1-2 paragraphs) on supporting their opinion with evidence from the novel.  The book and their pink “Theme” handout could be used on the test.

HOMEWORK:

NO HOMEWORK over Thanksgiving Break!

Take time to relax, enjoy your family and friends, and eat some yummy food!

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THURSDAY 11/17 – “D” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

NO HOMEWORK over Thanksgiving Break!

Take time to relax, enjoy your family and friends, and eat some yummy food!

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FRIDAY  11/18  – “E” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 

  • Turkey Trot today – all class periods were short and we played a “Brainstorming” Game.

HOMEWORK:

NO HOMEWORK over Thanksgiving Break!

Take time to relax, enjoy your family and friends, and eat some yummy food!



Homework for Week 11/7 – 11/11

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): 

    The 2nd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.

    • This quarter we are working on “Literary Elements” used in stories, like:  Setting, Characters, Conflict, Rising Action, etc. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL)

 

  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 11/07 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Students began class reading The Running  Dream and  finding  evidence of  Theme.
  • We worked  on “Dependent Clauses” and  “Independent Clauses” – while reviewing the rules for using commas when the Dependent Clause comes first, versus last.  No handouts were given  for  this, because we will continue this work in our next class session.  Students who missed this class can get caught up are next class or see me during  office hours for a quick review.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #4 Flash Cards & Free-write
    Period 2 & 5 – DUE 11/08
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 11/09
  2. Vocabulary #4 TEST
    Period 5 – DUE 11/09
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 11/10
  3. HRL #1
    Period 5 – DUE 11/09
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 11/10

 

TUESDAY  11/08  – “B” Day

PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #4 Flash Cards & Free-write
    Period 2 & 5 – DUE 11/08
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 11/09
  2. Vocabulary #4 TEST
    Period 5 – DUE 11/09
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 11/10
  3. HRL #1
    Period 5 – DUE 11/09
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 11/10

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • Students began class reading in The Running Dream.  We are working on finishing the book by our second class next week.  I have the audio of the book on this blog – You can access it from the link at the top of this page.
  • We continued our work with Complex Sentences that have Dependent Clauses + Independent Clauses.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #4 TEST
    Period 5 – DUE 11/09
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 11/10
  2. HRL #1
    Period 5 – DUE 11/09
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 11/10

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WEDNESDAY  11/09 – “C” Day 

PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #4 TEST
    Period 5 – DUE 11/09
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 11/10
  2. HRL #1
    Period 5 – DUE 11/09
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 11/10

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PERIOD 5  

  • Vocabulary #4 Test was given in class.
  • Students had a bit of silent reading time on The Running Dream after finishing their test.  They have been assigned some “reading” at home over the long weekend.  They can access an audio of the book from the link at the top of this blog.  They are to try to get to chapter 14 in Part IV.
  • We finished our work with Independent and Dependent clauses as we focused on “Compound Sentences” by combining Two Dependent Clauses using FANBOYS.
  • We reviewed notes on all the work we’ve done this week with Complex & Compound Sentences – making connections to the notes with our experiences in class.

Independent + Dependent Clauses NOTES #1

Independent + Dependent Clauses NOTES #2

  • HOMEWORK:  Students were given a packet to practice our sentence work and figurative language.  I have the handouts below (except for one that students need to get from me).

Complex and Compound Sentence Practice W.S.

Writing Dependent + Independent Sentences W.S.

 

HOMEWORK:

  1. Independent + Dependent Handouts (Plus “Awesome Moment” reading)
    Periods 1, 2, & 5 DUE 11/14
    Period 6DUE 11/15
  2. Listen to The Running Dream on this blog
    Periods 1, 2, & 5 – DUE 11/14
    Period 6DUE 11/15
  3. HRL #2 
    Period 5DUE 11/16
    Period 1, 2, & 6DUE 11/17

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THURSDAY 11/10 – “D” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

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FRIDAY  11/11  – Veteran’s Day No School

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 

HOMEWORK:



Homework for Week 10/31 – 11/04

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • 2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): 

    The 2nd Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and be turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.

    • This quarter we are working on “Literary Elements” used in stories, like:  Setting, Characters, Conflict, Rising Action, etc. The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL)

  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

Monday 10/31 – “Grade Day” No School

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TUESDAY 11/01 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Students began class writing about a topic of their choice and trying to put an example from each the the 6 types of Figurative Language in their writing.
  • Next, we sorted out binders and identified what handouts students should have and what handouts can be emptied out of their binder.
  • Vocabulary #3 Practice and Test were returned for students to see.  I discussed the grading and revision policy for the test.  Since I still have students who need to take the test, all tests stay in my room.
  • Finally, “Overcoming Obstacles” Essay was returned.  I talked over the grading with the class.  We will spend the next two class periods where I will meet with each students and discuss their score and my feedback.  They will identify the areas that they specifically need to work on for future papers.
  • *NOTE*any student who scored below passing on their essay will have an opportunity to “revise” their essay to a “pass” by next week.  I will discuss this with eligible students when we conference in the next two class periods.
  • NO HOMEWORK!

HOMEWORK:

  1. NO HOMEWORK was assigned.  HRL will begin again next week.

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WEDNESDAY 11/02  – “B” Day

PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Tuesday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. No Assigned Homework
  2. NO  HRL this  week.

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PERIODS 2 & 5  :

  • Students began class working on  complete sentences.  They were given  20 minutes to complete the  handout  – and should have been able to do so.  If they needed  more  time,  they need to finish it in class as we will go over it together in  our next class  session.  A copy of the  handout can  be  obtained  here:

Run-ons, Comma Splices, Fragments Sentence Practice

  • Students spent the rest of class working on “Theme” as they finish reading The Running Dream in class over the next two weeks.  
  • While students read today and  will continue tomorrow, I am meetinng  with each student to conference about their essay score and feedback.  Each student will leave the  conference with a handout showing  specific writing skills they should  focus on when  they write their next Narrative  Essay.
  • Finally, Vocabulary #4 was handed out.  Students will need  to complete the majority of this at home – ALTHOUGH, they will get about 20 minutes of our class  period when  we meet again to work on  it.  See below for Vocabulary Practice Work and Test Due Dates. You can  obtain a copy of the Vocabulary #4 here:

Vocabulary #4 – The Running Dream

HOMEWORK:

  1. Run-ons, Comma Splices, Fragments Sentence Practice
    Period 5 – DUE 11/03
    Periods 1, 2, & 5 – DUE 11/04
  2. Vocabulary #4 Flash Cards & Freewrite
    Period 2 & 5 – DUE 11/08
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 11/09
  3. Vocabulary #4 TEST
    Period 5 – DUE 11/09
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 11/10

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THURSDAY  11/03 – “C” Day 

PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Run-ons, Comma Splices, Fragments Sentence Practice
    Period 5 – DUE 11/03
    Periods 1, 2, & 5 – DUE 11/04
  2. Vocabulary #4 Flash Cards & Freewrite
    Period 2 & 5 – DUE 11/08
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 11/09
  3. Vocabulary #4 TEST
    Period 5 – DUE 11/09
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 11/10

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PERIOD 5  

  • Students corrected the “Sentence Practice” Sheet that was due today.
  • Then they had 20 minutes to work on their Vocabulary where they could ask questions and get feedback on their flashcards or Free Write.
  • Finally, they had the rest of class to continue reading and identifying evidence to support “Theme” in the book The Running Dream.
  • As students worked, I continued to conference with students giving individual feedback on their “Overcoming Obstacles” Essay  identifying writing strategies and techniques they will work on for the next narrative essay.
  • 2nd Quarter HRL was handed out.

2nd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL)

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #4 Flash Cards & Freewrite
    Period 2 & 5 – DUE 11/08
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 11/09
  2. Vocabulary #4 TEST
    Period 5 – DUE 11/09
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 11/10
  3. HRL #1
    Period 5 – DUE 11/09
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 11/10

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FRIDAY 11/04 – “D” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Thursday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #4 Flash Cards & Freewrite
    Period 2 & 5 – DUE 11/08
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 11/09
  2. Vocabulary #4 TEST
    Period 5 – DUE 11/09
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 11/10
  3. HRL #1
    Period 5 – DUE 11/09
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 11/10

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Homework for Week 10/24 – 10/28

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • Home Reading Log (HRL): 

    The 1st Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.

    • This quarter we are working on “Thinking about Reading” strategies – where students will record one Complete Sentence about one of the “thinking about reading” strategies they used.  The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

1st Quarter “Reading Log”

  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 10/24 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Students had 20 minutes at the beginning of class to silent read and complete the assignment for The Running Dream.  The required reading and reflection sheet will be DUE the last day we have class this week.  Students will get the first 20-30 minutes of each class period this week (except Wednesday) to work on this in class.  Students who miss class will need to see me for a way to get caught up on the reading.
  • Students reviewed Complete Sentence and Fragments/Run-ons/Comma Splices.  They received the following two handouts to put in their “Resources” in their binder:

Types of Complete Sentences NOTES

Fragments/Run-ons/Comma Splices NOTES

  • Next, students received a practice sheet for working on identifying Complete Sentences/Fragments/Run-ons.  We completed the handout in class and will go over it tomorrow.

Sentences/Fragments/Run-Ons Practice Worksheet

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #3 (Flash Cards & “Free Write”)
    Period 5 DUE 10/26

    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 10/27
  2. Vocab #3 TEST
    Period 5DUE 10/27
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 10/28
  3. HRL #7
    Period 5 DUE 10/27
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 10/28

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TUESDAY  10/25  – “B” Day

PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #3 (Flash Cards & “Free Write”)
    Period 5 DUE 10/26

    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 10/27
    Period 2 – DUE 10/28
  2. Vocab #3 TEST
    Period 5DUE 10/27
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 10/28
  3. HRL #7
    Period 5 DUE 10/27
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 10/28

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • We reviewed the Sentences/Fragments/Run-Ons Practice Worksheet in class in groups of three.  Students practiced the rules as they justified their answers.
  • Then, we corrected the handout.
  • Finally, students had to “FIX” all the fragments and Run-ons to make them correct and complete sentences.
  • Students continued reading The Running Dream when they were finished or a book of their own choice if they were done with the Running Dream.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #3 (Flash Cards & “Free Write”)
    Period 5 DUE 10/26

    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 10/27
    Period 2 – DUE 10/28
  2. Vocab #3 TEST
    Period 5DUE 10/27
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 10/28
  3. HRL #7
    Period 5 DUE 10/27
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 10/28

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WEDNESDAY  10/26 – “E” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 

  • Today we had a practice vocabulary quiz.  The purpose was to show students what the format will look like later this week when they take the actual test.  The test will be a “Free Write” that I wrote using all of the words – but I will have blank lines where the words belong.  There will be a word bank on the top of the handout so they will see the words they need to use.  Spelling will count, since they really just have to copy the words correctly on the lines.  As we looked corrected the practice test today, we discussed test taking strategies and how there will be “clues” in the Free Write to help them place the vocab words correctly.
  • Depending on the leftover time in class (today’s classes were shorter than normal due to early release), some classes had reading time and some worked on vocabulary.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #3 (Flash Cards & “Free Write”)
    Period 5 DUE 10/26

    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 10/27
    Period 2 – DUE 10/28
  2. Vocab #3 TEST
    Period 5DUE 10/27
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 10/28
  3. HRL #7
    Period 5 DUE 10/27
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 10/28

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THURSDAY 10/27 – “C” Day  

PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #3 (Flash Cards & “Free Write”)
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 10/27
    Period 2 – DUE 10/28
  2. Vocab #3 TEST
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 10/28
  3. HRL #7
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 10/28

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PERIOD 5  

  • We reviewed the Vocabulary #3 Free Write for use of vocab words and then papers were turned in.
  • Students took the Vocabulary #3 Test in class today.
  • We played “Sentence Smack-down” – a game to review sentences, fragments, and run-ons.
  • A brief homework “Complete Sentences Practice Worksheet” on sentences, fragments, run-ons and now, also comma splices was give for homework.  This should only take 5-10 minutes to complete.  We will go over it during our first class session next week.  A copy of the worksheet is below:

Complete Sentences Practice Worksheet

  • *NOTE*  There is NO HRL next week…we will resume the weekly HRL the week of November 7th.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Sentence Practice Worksheet
    Periods 1, 2, & 5
    DUE 11/1
    Period 6DUE 11/2
  2. NO HRL Next Week!  

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FRIDAY  10/28  – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

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Homework for Week 10/17 – 10/21

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday      –       at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings    from 8:30-9:00

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  • Home Reading Log (HRL): 

    The 1st Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.

    • This quarter we are working on “Thinking about Reading” strategies – where students will record one Complete Sentence about one of the “thinking about reading” strategies they used.  The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

1st Quarter “Reading Log”

  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 10/17 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Students spent class reviewing their Narrative 1st Rough Draft.
  • We learned and  practiced four types of  “leads” for their paper.  A “lead” is  how  a  paper begins – the first 1-2 sentences of the introduction.  We worked on four different  types of leads for a narrative:
    “Snapshot”  – This when you paint a picture, using lots of imagery, to show the reader a moment from your experience.
    “Character” –
    This is  when you describe one of the “characters” in your  narrative (with you or someone else who  was  significant to your experience).
    “Shocking”  –
    This is when you highlight an “exciting” moment in your experience.  You might exaggerate it a bit for dramatic effect.
    “Figurative Language” 
    (simile, metaphor, or personification)-   This is when you use simile, metaphor, or personification  in your  first  sentence or two to enhance your writing. You could use one or a combination of these or a combination  of  two or more examples of  figurative language.
  • Students practiced  each type of lead for their current narrative.  Then, they were given time to look over  their 1st Rough Draft and  revise their current lead as needed.
  • Conclusion:  Next, we looked over  the conclusion.  We  talked about how a conclusion anwers:  “So What?” about the paper.  It tells why the topic was important enough to write about…  With this paper, many students  focused on how  the experience impacted them and/or what they learned from the experience.
  • A model paper was shown and students identified the “So What” in the paper’s conclusion.   Next, they reviewed their own conclusion for the “So What?” and wrote revisions  on their paper.
  • Tonight, students need to fix  the  revisions they put on their paper in class and print  out a NEW 2nd Rough Draft for our next class – where we will continue with “revision strategies” in  class.  Students are expected to come to class with their new  2nd draft already printed out and ready to go for full “On time” credit.

 

HOMEWORK:

  1. 2nd Rough Draft (with Lead and conclusion revised) printed out
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 10/18
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 10/19
  2. HRL #6 
    All Classes DUE 10/21

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TUESDAY  10/18  – “B” Day

PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. 2nd Rough Draft (with Lead and conclusion revised) printed out
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 10/18
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 10/19
  2. HRL #6 
    All Classes DUE 10/21

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • Students worked in groups of three reading their papers to each other and receiving feedback using the “PQP” feedback method.
    P = Praise -students identify one or more aspects of the students paper that they thought was written well  (imagery, lead, vocabulary, humor, etc.)
    Q = Question – students ask a question about something they want to know more  about in the paper
    P = Polish – students suggest an area they can  “polish” or make stronger.
  • The “PQP” feedback was  written  on a sticky note and  given to the student when  they finished  reading.  So, all students should have 2 or 3 sticky notes with feedback from classmates to use as  they revise for their 3rd draft.
  • Students were given some time in class to use  feedback and “revise” their second draft.
  • Students also received the scoring rubric for this paper.  We  read  over it together to see what  writing skills/techniques needed to be  included and would be graded.  A copy of the scoring guide is below:

Final “Overcoming Obstacles” Narrative SCORING GUIDE

  • Homework:  Students need to  make all revisions on the computer and print out a NEW 3rd Draft that is due at the next class session.  Then, use the scoring  guide to “practice score” their paper (as if it is their final).  Make a note of any areas on the scoring guide that they would like  support/feedback on. *Students will meet with me in  our next class to get feedback/support  on any areas they identify while  using the scoring  guide.

 

HOMEWORK:

  1. 3rd Rough Draft printed out (with corrections made from peer feedback and self-checking)
    Period 5 – DUE 10/19
    Periods 1, 2 & 6 –
    DUE 10/20
  2. HRL #6 
    All Classes DUE 10/21

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WEDNESDAY  10/19 – “C” Day 

PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. 3rd Rough Draft printed out (with corrections made from peer feedback and self-checking)
    Period 5 – DUE 10/19
    Periods 1, 2 & 6 –
    DUE 10/20
  2. HRL #6 
    All Classes DUE 10/21

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PERIOD 5  

  • Students had “Reading/Writing” Workshop.  I met individually with every student to give specific feedback on their Essay.  Students were to have used the scoring rubric for homework to find areas they wanted feedback on.
  • While I met with students, other students worked on reading The Running Dream and filling out a “response sheet” on the portion of the book they were assigned to read.
  • ALL students are to make any last revisions and print out their FINAL DRAFT of the NARRATIVE ESSAY that is DUE FRIDAY 10/21.  (I have office hours Thursday during lunch and Friday from 8:30-9:00 if students want to get any additional support on their essay before it’s due.)
  • *NOTE* all drafts and brainstorm MUST be turned in on Friday (they are worth points towards their final grade).  We will organize all materials IN CLASS on Friday.  Thus, I will walk students through how to organize and turn in their work.  They just need to bring ALL OF IT.

HOMEWORK:

  1. FINAL DRAFT of Essay printed out 
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 –
    DUE 10/21
  2. HRL #6 
    All Classes DUE 10/21

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THURSDAY 10/20 – “D” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. FINAL DRAFT of Essay printed out 
    Periods 1, 2, 5 & 6 –
    DUE 10/21
  2. HRL #6 
    All Classes DUE 10/21

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FRIDAY  10/21  – “E” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 

  • Students had a “Listening Quiz” on organizing all the papers for their Narrative Essay that was DUE TODAY. 
  • Students were given one last chance to “Proofread” their paper and fix any mistakes they found for full credit.  Most student were able to find and correct mistakes they missed.
  • Next, Student had to “listen” for directions on how to mark their paper for various techniques that used.
  • Finally students “self-scored” and “reflected” on their paper.
  • Vocabulary #3 was handed out.  This was going to be given next week, but I decided to give it early for students who would like the weekend to get a head-start on it.  I know many students are busy during the week, so I wanted to offer the option to work on it over the weekend.  The due dates are below.

Vocabulary #3 “The Running Dream”

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #3  (Flash Cards & “Free Write”)
    Period 5 DUE 10/26
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 10/27
  2. HRL #7
    Periods 1,2, 5, & 6DUE 10/27


Homework for Week 10/10 – 10/14

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday               at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings    from 8:30-9:00

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  • Home Reading Log (HRL): 

    The 1st Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.

    • This quarter we are working on “Thinking about Reading” strategies – where students will record one Complete Sentence about one of the “thinking about reading” strategies they used.  The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

1st Quarter “Reading Log”

  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 10/10 – “E” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 

  • Students reviewed the “Awesome Moment” and what figurative language was found in it.
  • We visited the book fair in the library.
  • Narrative Essay:  Our next writing  topic will involve writing about “Overcoming an Obstacle or Struggle”.  We made a list of experiences where they have had  to overcome an obstacle or when they had to learn something new.  Students are to work on brainstorming for their topic for at least 20 minutes tonight using the following brainstorm template:

Overcoming Obstacles Brainstorming Template

  • Students will continue with any brainstorming in class tomorrow – and then begin the rough draft (first draft) on computers in class tomorrow and Wednesday.  Rough Draft will be due Monday next week

HOMEWORK:

  1. Narrative Brainstorming
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 10/11

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TUESDAY  10/11  – “E” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 

  • Today we worked on creating our Conference Folders for conferences on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Students spent the bulk of the class period typing their Narrative Rough Draft.  Students will get the class period tomorrow to continue typing.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #5
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 10/12
  2. Narrative Rough Draft
    Periods 1, 2, & 5 – DUE 10/17
    Period 6DUE 10/18

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WEDNESDAY  10/12 – “E” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 

HOMEWORK:

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THURSDAY 10/13 – No School – Conferences

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FRIDAY  10/14  – No School 



Homework for Week 10/03 – 10/07

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday             at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings      from 8:30-9:00

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  • Home Reading Log (HRL): 

    The 1st Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.

    • This quarter we are working on “Thinking about Reading” strategies – where students will record one Complete Sentence about one of the “thinking about reading” strategies they used.  The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

1st Quarter “Reading Log”

  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 10/03 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Vocabulary BINGO: Students were checked for their Vocabulary Flashcards that were due today. If they were done, they filled out a BINGO card using this week’s and last week’s vocab words.  We played BINGO for review for the test we will have in our next class.  Students who were not done with vocabulary flashcards worked on them in class during BINGO.
  • “The War of the Wall”: We finished filling out the story map for the short story “The War of the Wall” in class.  We discussed all the elements of the story as we worked through the handout.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary Test (over both lists so far this year – 25 terms)
    Periods 2 & 5DUE 10/04
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 10/05
  2. HRL #4
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 10/07 

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TUESDAY  10/04  – “B” Day

PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary Test (over both lists so far this year – 25 terms)
    Periods 2 & 5DUE 10/04
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 10/05
  2. HRL #4
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 10/07 

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • Students began class with a couple rounds of Vocabulary BINGO for review and thenn took the Vocabulary Test today in class.
  • “Magic 3’s”Students learned about and practice writing “Magic 3’s” sentences (which are sentences created with a parallel structure that gives their writing a rhythm and flow).  Students who were absent should see Mrs. Bowen for support with this strategy.
  • “Your Best” papers were returned.  Students were given specific feedback in regards to their imagery, complete sentences, and proofreading – as these where the three main areas where students showed needs for improvement.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #4
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 10/07 

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WEDNESDAY  10/05 – “C” Day 

PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #4
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 10/07

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PERIOD 5  

  • Students began class by describing a “messy room” using  imagery and a “Magic 3” sentence.
  • They also expanded the sentence “I poured milk over her head” into a paragraph with imagery and a “Magic 3”. 
  • Students were  given two “Smiley Face Tricks” handouts  with information  about “Magic 3” sentences and other writing  techniques.  Absent students need  to see Mrs. Bowen  to get a copy.
  • Homework: Students were given a yellow copy of a “Awesome Moment” to read and find “Magic 3” sentences and imagery.  Come see Mrs. Bowen and the “Absent” bin for your class period to get the missing handouts.

 

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #4
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 10/07
  2. Yellow “Awesome Moment” Handout
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 10/07

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THURSDAY  10/06 – “D” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #4
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 10/07
  2. Yellow “Awesome Moment” Handout
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 10/07

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FRIDAY  10/07  – “E” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 

  • Today we reviewed the Awesome Moment for “imagery” and “Magic 3” sentences.
  • We reviewed Figurative Language.
  • Students need to read the Awesome Moment handout again looking for and labeling as many of the following that they can find:  simile, metaphor, alliteration, hyperbole,  personification, repetition. (Students need only spend 20-30 minutes looking for these in the story.)
  • Students were given the following handout to put in there resources section of their binder to use for a reference with their Awesome Moment story:

    Figurative Language – Definitions & Examples

  • Read Aloud of The Running Dream

HOMEWORK:

  1. Yellow Awesome Moment (find figurative language)
    Periods 1, 3, 5, & 6DUE 10/10
  2. HRL #5
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 10/12


Homework for Week 9/26 – 9/30

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday    at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings    8:30-9:00

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  • Home Reading Log (HRL): 

    The 1st Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.

    • This quarter we are working on “Thinking about Reading” strategies – where students will record one Complete Sentence about one of the “thinking about reading” strategies they used.  The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

1st Quarter “Reading Log”

  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 9/26 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • MAPS Testing Today.  Students  worked  on the Reading assessment for  the class period.  Those  who  finished early  could work  on “Your Best” the rest of the class period.
  • Requirements and Scoring  Guide for Your Best can be  found  on the “handouts” page listed on  the top of this blog.

HOMEWORK:

  1. “Your Best” Final Draft
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 9/28
  2. HRL  #3
    Period 5DUE 9/29
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 9/30

 

 

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TUESDAY  9/27  – “B” Day

PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. “Your Best” Final Draft
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 9/28
  2. HRL  #3
    Period 5DUE 9/29
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 9/30

 

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • Journal:  Copy the following quote, “When you have choices, choose the best…When you have no choice, do your best!
  • Reading:  We read the short story “Seventh Grade” in class.  We tracked our  questions and wonderings while we read. After reading, we worked to identify the  following:  Point of View, Character(s), Setting, Conflict, Climax, Resolution, Rising Action, Falling Action.

HOMEWORK:

  1. “Your Best” Final Draft
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE Tomorrow (9/28)
  2. HRL  #3
    Period 5DUE THURSDAY – 9/29
    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 9/30

 

 

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WEDNESDAY  9/28 – “E” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 

  • We  collected  the  “Your  Best” papers today.
  • Read Aloud:  Students listened to the book  The Running Dream in class.  As  they listened they worked on “questioning”, “Wondering” and “Evaluating”.
  • Vocabulary:  Our next  set of  vocabulary words and flashcards were handed out.  Students will make flashcards for  each  word with a definition written in their own words  and  a visual representation of the words meaning.

Vocabulary #2 – Terms Handout

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL  #3
    Period 5DUE THURSDAY – 9/29
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 9/30
  2. Vocabulary #2 Flashcards
    Periods 1,2, & 5 – DUE 10/03
    Period 6 – DUE 10/04
  3. Vocabulary #2 TEST
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 10/04
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 10/05

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THURSDAY 9/29 – “C” Day  

PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL  #3
    Periods 1, 2, & 6 – DUE 9/30
  2. Vocabulary #2 Flashcards
    Periods 1,2, & 5 – DUE 10/03
    Period 6 – DUE 10/04
  3. Vocabulary #2 TEST
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 10/04
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 10/05

 

 

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PERIOD 5  

  • We finished our discussion/analysis of the short story, “Seventh Grade”.  We focused on identifying conflict and the three types of resolution.
  • Then we read another story, “The War of the Wall”.  Students were given a Story Elements Template to fill out.  We read the story, discussed elements, and began filling out the template.  We will finish this story analysis next week in class.
  • Students who missed class need to come in to get the template and checkout a book to read the story over the weekend.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #2 Flashcards
    Periods 1,2, & 5 – DUE 10/03
    Period 6 – DUE 10/04
  2. Vocabulary #2 TEST
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 10/04
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 10/05
  3. HRL  #4
    Periods 1, 2, 5  & 6 – DUE 10/07

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FRIDAY  9/30  – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #2 Flashcards
    Periods 1,2, & 5 – DUE 10/03
    Period 6 – DUE 10/04
  2. Vocabulary #2 TEST
    Periods 2 & 5 – DUE 10/04
    Periods 1 & 6 – DUE 10/05
  3. HRL  #4
    Periods 1, 2, 5  & 6 – DUE 10/07

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Homework for Week 9/19 – 9/23

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • Home Reading Log (HRL): 

    The 1st Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.

    • This quarter we are working on “Thinking about Reading” strategies – where students will record one Complete Sentence about one of the “thinking about reading” strategies they used.  The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

1st Quarter “Reading Log”

  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 9/19 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Today we began reviewing IVF sentences and students  wrote one in their journal about something they did over the weekend.
  • Students watched a short  video clip titled, “Never Give Up”.  They wrote a 2-minute reaction/response to the video and then shared in small groups.
  • Students practiced this week’s HRL prompt of  “Questioning” while listening to the read aloud The Running Dream.
  • Finally, the 1st vocabulary of the year was given out.  We will be working with flashcard, wording definitions in our own words, and sketching a visual for each word this week.  Vocab flashcards are due on the 3rd day we meet for each class.  I modeled how to make the cards in class and gave students some time to make a few.  A copy of the vocabulary can be downloaded here:

Vocabulary #1 – Literary Terms

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #1 Flashcards
    Period 5DUE 9/21

    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 9/22
  2. HRL #2
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 9/23
  3. Vocabulary Test #1
    Periods 1,2, 5, & 6DUE 9/23

 

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TUESDAY  9/20  – “B” Day

PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #1 Flashcards
    Period 5DUE 9/21

    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 9/22
  2. HRL #2
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 9/23
  3. Vocabulary Test #1
    Periods 1,2, 5, & 6DUE 9/23

 

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • Journal “Quick-Write” (5 minutes):  Write  about a time when you were  you were “your best”.
  • Video Clip: We  watched a video of a pole vaulter (who is one of the best in the nation) being her “Best Self” as she pole vaulted, despite being legally blind.
  • “Your Best” Handout: Students brainstormed  various “bests” in their lives on a given handout.  Then we  played  “Musical Shares” where  they wondered around the room while music played.  When the music stopped they grabbed a partner and  shared one of their “bests” on their handout.  We  will continue working on this in our next  class period.
  • Read Aloud:  Students  continued to work  on “Questioning” while  reading  as  I read aloud.

 

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #1 Flashcards
    Period 5DUE 9/21

    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 9/22
  2. HRL #2
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 9/23
  3. Vocabulary Test #1
    Periods 1,2, 5, & 6DUE 9/23

 

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WEDNESDAY  9/21 – “C” Day 

PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Vocabulary #1 Flashcards
    Period 5DUE 9/21

    Periods 1, 2, & 6DUE 9/22
  2. HRL #2
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 9/23
  3. Vocabulary Test #1
    Periods 1,2, 5, & 6DUE 9/23

 

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PERIOD 5  

  • Video Clip: Olympic Runner who continues despite pulled hamstring and guaranteed last place finish.  We talked about being  your “Best Self” in tough situations and how mindset plays a part.
  • Vocabulary Flash Cards: I checked for completed flashcards today.  We shared the different ways that students “visually” saw the definitions.  We  also talked about strategies for using flashcards efficiently at home to study for Friday’s Vocabulary Test.
  • “Your Best”:  Students had time in class to begin typing up their details for the “bests” they brainstormed on the handout during our previous  class.

 

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #2
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 9/23
  2. Vocabulary Test #1
    Periods 1,2, 5, & 6DUE 9/23

 

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THURSDAY 9/22 – “D” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #2
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 9/23
  2. Vocabulary Test #1
    Periods 1,2, 5, & 6DUE 9/23

 

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FRIDAY  9/23  – “E” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 

  • Vocabulary Test: Students took the Vocabulary #1 Test.
  • “Your Best”: After the test, they had the rest of class to work on their “Your Best” paper.  They also saw several examples of papers that showed different ways to format their final draft.

 “Your Best” Directions and Template

“Your Best” SCORING GUIDE

HOMEWORK:

  1. “Your Best” Final Draft
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6 – DUE 9/28
  2. HRL #3
    Period 5 – DUE 9/29
    Periods 1, 2 & 6 DUE 9/30

 



Homework for Week 9/12 – 9/16

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings           from 8:30-9:00

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  • Home Reading Log (HRL): 

    The 1st Quarter HRL has been given out.  Students will keep track of the number of minutes they read weekly.  IMPORTANT:  NO HRLs will be accepted late…they must be completed before they come to class and turned in at the beginning of class to get credit.  *All HRLs are due the last day of the week that class meets.

    • This quarter we are working on “Thinking about Reading” strategies – where students will record one Complete Sentence about one of the “thinking about reading” strategies they used.  The HRL has all the directions for what is required each week.  An extra copy of the HRL is below:

1st Quarter “Reading Log”

 

  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 9/12 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  

  • Students labeled their dividers for their binders.  The following tabs were used:
    • Resources
    • Reading
    • My Writing
    • Vocabulary
    • “Homework” (this is optional for students who want to have a homework divider).
  • “Why Read?”:  We read several poems/stories about why people read.  Students read, discussed, and recorded their thinking.
  • HOME READING LOG…YAY!:  Students received their “Home Reading Log” (HRL) to begin recording their weekly reading.  NO Parent Signature needed!  All directions are on the form.  Extra information about the HRL and a copy of the handout will always be located at the top of this blog under my office hours.  This week you can also access a copy of the HRL below:

1st Quarter “Reading Log”

HOMEWORK:

  1. “Life Lesson” Photo/Phrase
    Periods 2 & 5DUE 9/13
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 9/14
  2. “HRL #1”
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 9/16

 

 

 

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TUESDAY  9/13  – “B” Day

PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. “Life Lesson” Photo/Phrase
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 9/14
  2. “HRL #1”
    Periods 1, 2, 5, & 6DUE 9/16

 

 

 

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PERIODS 2 & 5  

  • Students presented their “Life Lesson” project.  We worked on being “poised” while presenting.
  • Students began listening to our read aloud novel, The Running Dream.  They worked on finding and recording connections they had with the novel:  Text to Text, Text to Self, and Text to World.  I modeled several connections as we read.  We will continue more practice with the thinking about reading strategy in our next class period.  (NOTE – this thinking strategy of “Making Connections” is the skill they need to demonstrate on their HRL – which is due Friday.)

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #1
    All Classes DUE – 9/16
  2. Late Work – DUE A.S.A.P.
    (This could be their letter to me or Life Lesson – anything they still need to finish and turn in.)

 

 

 

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WEDNESDAY  9/14 – “C” Day 

PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #1
    All Classes DUE – 9/16
  2. Late Work – DUE A.S.A.P.
    (This could be their letter to me or Life Lesson – anything they still need to finish and turn in.)

 

 

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PERIOD 5  

  • Today we worked on descriptive “IVF” sentences. 
    • IIDENTIFY the topic
    • V – use a VERB
    • FFINISH the thought (tell where, when, how, why, etc.)
  • Read Aloud – We read more in the book, The Running Dream, and worked on making connections with the story.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #1
    All Classes DUE – 9/16
  2. Late Work – DUE A.S.A.P.
    (This could be their letter to me or Life Lesson – anything they still need to finish and turn in.)

 

 

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THURSDAY 9/15 – “D” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #1
    All Classes DUE – 9/16
  2. Late Work – DUE A.S.A.P.
    (This could be their letter to me or Life Lesson – anything they still need to finish and turn in.)

 

 

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FRIDAY  9/16  – “E” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6 

  • Journal:  Our  class  began  with a journal write of one IVF sentence about something they ate for dinner or breakfast.  Then  we practiced “revising” the sentence to add some more detail specific to their food  item.  We shared  them out in class.
  • HRL #1 was collected.  As a class we “proofread” the  Reading Log and I explained  was  expected.  Students were allowed  to make any corrections/revisions or even fill it in if  they forgot to do it at home.  This is the  ONLY time we will do this in class. Since it was the first HRL of the year,  I wanted all students to have the opportunity to double check  their  HRL and verify that it was done to the best of their ability.
  • Students practiced the  “Questioning” strategy for HRL #2 while I read The Running  Dream allowed.

HOMEWORK:

  1. HRL #2
    All Classes DUE – 9/23
  2. Late Work – DUE A.S.A.P.
    (This could be their letter to me or Life Lesson – anything they still need to finish and turn in.)


Homework for Week 9/05 – 9/09

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   During Lunch

2.  Friday Mornings     from 8:30-9:00

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

MONDAY 9/05 – Labor Day NO SCHOOL

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6  Homework

HOMEWORK:

 

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TUESDAY  9/06  – “E” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6  Homework

HOMEWORK:

 

 

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WEDNESDAY  9/07 – “E” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6  Homework

  • We began class with some introductions to expectations.
  • Students got their “Homework  Planners” for the year.
  • The Book of  Awesome – Students were introduced to The  Book of Awesome and listened to a couple short stories from it.
  • As a class, we discussed the idea of finding “Awesome Moments” all around us – and especially in their lives.
  • Students wrote for 5 minutes in their  journal about  an “Awesome Moment” they have  experienced or one that  they know can happen for people.
  • We reviewed the class school  supplies that  are needed. They need to be here  as  soon as possible.

HOMEWORK:

    • Language  Arts Class Supplies
      • Binder
      • Composition Book (or spiral)
      • 4-5 Dividers
      • Set of Multi-colored Highlighters (as close to 6 different colors as you can find)
  1. Beginning of the Year Papers/Picture orders/PTSA Papers
    (Bring in as soon as they are  completed.)

 

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THURSDAY 9/08 – “E” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6  Homework

  • “Go to Solution” – We discussed what it means to “Go to Solution” – and how people have more success when  they focus on the solution rather  than the problem.
  • We watched a movie clip from “Patch Adams” that discusses the importance of focusing  on the  solution – not the problem.
  • Students discussed their thoughts about the movie clip and how it demonstrated the idea  “Go to Solution” and and seeing beyond the obvious.
  • After talking about  the  “Life  Lesson” to see beyond  the problem and “Go to Solution” we talked about  how we have  examples of positive life lessons all around us…”We just have  to see beyond the  obvious so we can “Go to Solution” and  go deeper with our  understanding.
  • Students then saw several examples of everyday, regular photos that demonstrated “Life Lessons”.  We talked about how when we look beyond the moment in the photo, we can often see a “Life Lesson” being demonstrated  in the photo.
  • Students were then asked to spend some time tonight looking for an older photo (from last summer or earlier) that they felt showed a “Life Lesson”.
  • They only need  to look for a photo – they do NOT need to print  it out.  If they choose to print it out, they may do so in color or black and white – on regular paper or photo paper.
  • Be prepared to discuss the photo in class tomorrow.

 

HOMEWORK:

  1. Bring  any missing school  supplies
  2. Spend 10-15 minutes looking for a “Life Lesson” photo – DUE Friday 9/9

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FRIDAY  9/8  – “E” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5 & 6  Homework

  • Students watched two more movie clips on the concept “Go to Solution”.  We discussed how the videos showed that there are often several possible solutions for any given problem.  Also, that often the easiest solution isn’t always the best.  Finally, how sometimes one solution can create another problem – so taking time to think can help one find the best solution.
  • The requirements were handed out for the “Life Lesson Photo” project.  We read through the handout and underlined and circled the key words and phrases.  This is how we “See Our Assignment”.  A copy of the requirements can be accessed here:

“Life Lesson Photo” Requirements Handout

  • Finally students were asked to keep track of the number of minutes they read this weekend.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Record Number of Minutes Read this Weekend
    Periods 1, 2, & 5 – DUE 9/12
    Period 6 – DUE 9/13
  2. “Life Lesson Photo” final draft
    Periods 2 & 5DUE 9/13
    Periods 1 & 6DUE 9/14


Homework for Week 4/17 – 4/21

Mrs. Bowen’s Email:  bowena@wlwv.k12.or.us 

Office Hours – When Students can come get support outside of class time: 

1.  Monday- Thursday   at Lunch

2.    Friday Mornings      from 8:30-9:00

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  • 3rd Quarter Home Reading Log (HRL): No more HRL for 3rd Quarter

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  • Weekly Planner Sheet This is a document for students who have lost their planner.  It’s a sheet they can print out weekly and use to record their homework.  The template mimics our planners.  Since students are required to use a planner – this template is offered as a replacement for those who may need it.

WEEKLY PLANNER SHEET

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MONDAY 4/17 – “A” Day

PERIODS 1 , 2, & 5  :

  •  Students presented their posters today that were made last Friday.
  • Then, we checked out our next book:  All the Broken Pieces.
  • Students were given the rest of class to begin reading the book.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Read in novel for at least 20 minutes at home.

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TUESDAY 4/18  – “B” Day

 PERIOD 6 

  • See homework listed for Periods 1,2, & 5 above for Monday.

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HOMEWORK:

  1. Read in novel for at least 20 minutes at home.

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PERIODS 2 & 5  :

  • Students continued to read in our new novel, All the Broken Pieces. We are doing a straight read this time and then will spend time discussing and exploring the novel.
  • Students made a list of memories/events in their lives that stand out as memorable and/or that have had an impact on them.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Read in novel for at least 20 minutes at home.

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WEDNESDAY  4/19  – “C” Day

 PERIODS 1  & 6 :

  • See homework listed for Periods 2 & 5 above for Tuesday.  

HOMEWORK:

  1. Read in novel for at least 20 minutes at home.

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PERIOD 5  

  • Today we began class by watching a poetry slam and discussing what it shared.  We related it to the novel and “Trauma”.
  • Then, we continued to discuss the novel by taking a closer look at the beginning and what it revealed about the character.
  • Finally, student began making a timeline for their lives by filling in 10 events from their list from the previous day.  They were to select the best 10 that they felt they could easily write about.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Memory Timeline
  2. Read at least 20 minutes in novel

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THURSDAY  4/20 – “D” Day 

PERIODS 1 , 2 & 6 

  • See homework listed for Period 5 above for Wednesday.

HOMEWORK:

  1. Finish Memory Timeline
  2. Read at least 20 minutes in novel

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FRIDAY 4/21 – “E” Day  

PERIODS 1 , 2, 5, & 6 

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HOMEWORK:

END of  THIS WEEK.