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January 16, 2018 to January 19, 2018
Jan 16th, 2018 by admin

“Searching for January” Vocabulary Quiz is tomorrow: Wednesday, 1/17

See last week’s post for link to Quizlet.

Tuesday (1/16)

  1.  Group work on grammar/convention lessons continued.
  2. Group lesson requirements:
  • Learning target
  • Opening Act
  • Instruction
  • Practice
  • Assessment
  • Poster

3. Wednesday’s project managers + group

  • Bryce
  • Cameron
  • Ruby L
  • Ella
  • Alison
  • Kaelin
  • Isabella
  • Cooper
  • Nevin
  • Charley

4.  Thursday’s project managers + group

  • Caden
  • Lila
  • Declan
  • Ronen
  • Natasha
  • Luke
  • Kat
  • Audrey
  • Shepard
  • Parker/Patrick

5. Friday’s project managers + group

  • Kate
  • Payton
  • Kai
  • Matea
  • Dale
  • Ben P
  • Ruby C
  • Levi
  • Jenna
  • Owen
January 8, 2018 to January 12, 2018
Jan 7th, 2018 by admin

“Searching for January” Vocabulary on Quizlet: Click link below:

https://quizlet.com/257441583/searching-for-january-flash-cards/

QUIZ – Wednesday, 1/17/0218

Wednesday (1/10) + Thursday (1/11)

  1.  Opening

2.  Grammar

  • Introduction of group project
  • Click here for Handout: Group Grammar Lesson
  • Assign student groups + concept
  • Groups meet to begin learning their grammar concept

Homework:  Submit Magical Realism Write by 11:00 pm TODAY, 1/10

Tuesday (1/9/2018)

  1. Opening
  • See Google Classroom assignment Searching for January imitation write.

2.  Reading

  • Oral reading of short story “Searching for January”
  • Click here for a copy of the story: Searching for January
  • Discuss and define literary devise magical realism
  • Sentence imitiation practicing parallelism:  He steps lithely into the water, pulls the raft up on the beach, tosses the paddle back into the raft.
  • Write an original sentence that shows the subject performing three actions; express the actions with a phrase that begins with a verb-be sure the verb tense is consistent.

Homework: Complete quick write in Google Classroom. DUE: Wednesday. 1/10/18

Monday (1/8/18)

  1.  Opening
  • Homonym review and riddles
  • Click here for a copy:homonyms

2. Vocabulary

HOMEWORK:  Fill in Quizlet definitions into vocabulary form listed above.  Due:  Tuesday 1/9/2018

December 11, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Dec 11th, 2017 by admin

Be sure that you have read ALL of Piecing Me Together as there will be a reading check pop quiz on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday.

The purpose is NOT to make your life miserable; but to cultivate good student skills, which includes completing outside-of-class required reading.

Wednesday (12/13) and Thursday (12/14)

  1. Opening

2 Writing: IN CLASS Essay: Piecing Me Together Literary Analysis Essay

*Introduction

  • hook
  • title/author
  • context
  • claim

**3 Body Paragraphs

  • explanation/connections
  • evidence
  • excerpts (best ones)
  • citation (correctly formated)
  • transition between paragraphs

***Conclusion

  • restate, claim, idea/topic of body paragraphs
  • So What statement
  • “That was good!”

DUE:  End of class Friday, December 15

 

 

Tuesday (12/12)

  1.  Opening
  • Silently read both sides of the document “Strategies for Writing an Introduction” and “Strategies for Writing a Conclusion”
  • Click here for a copy: intro & concl

2. Pre-writing

  • Given a sample literary essay, find and label parts of the INTRODUCTION:
  • hook = green
  • title/author = blue
  • context = pink
  • claim = yellow
  • Given a sample literary essay, find and label parts of the the BODY PARAGRAPHS:
  • intro excerpt = green
  • excerpt = yellow
  • citation = blue
  • explanation = ping

Click here for the sample essay: Brent as a Modern Day Apprentice

 

3.  Begin drafting essay

Monday (12/11)

  1. Opening
  • Independently, with a partner, and as an entire class,  harken back to previous knowledge about the structure, parts, and features of a Literary Analysis Esay.
  • Click here for one student’s web:Essay structure +features

2.  Prewriting

  • Introduction of Piecing Me Together writing task
  • Prompt selection
  • Compose CLAIM + get it check by Mrs. Etheredge
  • Search for excerpts to use as evidence to support claim
  • draft introduction

Click here for pre-writing handout:    Essay Questions for PMT-1

DUE:  First page of handout listed above (just first page: Claim, text evidence 1, text evidence 2, text evidence 3).

Tuesday, 12/12

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