American Studies & LA 8th 1/16-1/19

Language Arts

Tuesday

  1. Intro Bulwer-Lytton Contest (deliberately really bad first sentences)
  2. Grammar Presentations

Wednesday

  1. Writing time- Bulwer-Lytton
  2. Grammar Presentations

Thursday

  1. Class votes on Bulwer-Lytton entrants
  2. Finish up any grammar presentations
  3. Begin Short, Short Stories, due Friday

Friday

  1. Grammar Quiz (from previous quizzes in grammar presentations)
  2. Short, Short Stories due and shared

American Studies

Tuesday

  1. Homework: Dr.King’s Speech Analysis, due
  2. Articles of Confederation Simulation

Wednesday

  1. Finish simulation, reflection
  2. Notes of the Articles of Confederation & Shay’s Rebellion
  3. Vocabulary due
  4. If time,  begin Northwest Ordinance (1787)
  5. Exit question

Thursday

  1. Homework due
  2. Continue Northwest Ordinance
  3. Quick video: US Constitution
  4. Notes “Articles to Constitution”

Friday

  1. The Compromises
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8th American Studies & Language Arts 1/8-1/12

Language Arts

Monday

  1. Journal Write: Leads Handout
  2. Discuss Venn Diagram of 3 sources & the medium of film
  3. Vocab., due and quiz Friday
  4. Begin W.P.Kinsella’s story “Searching for January”

Tuesday

  1. Journal Write: Leads Handout
  2. Finish reading and analyzing “Searching for January”
  3. Literary Devices Sheet
  4. Add to our language charts “Vivid Verbs”

Wednesday

  1. Sample mini-lesson on grammar
  2. Intro Group Grammar Lessons, finished by the end of class Friday
  3. Work time

Thursday

  1. Journal Write: Leads Handout
  2. Work time on group grammar lessons

Friday

  1. Vocab. due and quiz
  2. Group grammar lesson work time- final day, due at the end of the period
  3. Begin lessons, if finished early:)

American Studies

Monday

  1. Reflection: Tweets
  2. Read “Revolutionary Teenagers”

Tuesday

  1. Reflection:TBA
  2. Clip of Yorktown
  3. New challenges to our nation
  4. Study Guide for Revolutionary War Test, due Friday

Wednesday

  1. Reflection:TBA
  2. Work time on Study Guide for Revolutionary War Test

Thursday

  1. Reflection:TBA
  2. Add to our “Running Vocabulary Log”
  3. Review Game
  4. If time, what types of governments are there?

Friday

  1. Revolutionary War Test
  2. Turn in Study Guide
  3. If time, read new NYT Upfront Magazine
  4. Flocabulary
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8th American Studies & Language Arts

American Studies

Wednesday

  1. Cartoon Review of 2017
  2. Geography Bee!
  3. Homework- 3 Rev. War Reflection Questions (wkst), due Friday

Thursday

  1. Reflection Question
  2. Rd. “Revolutionary Teenagers” stories from primary sources
  3. Work time on “Running Vocab. Log” additions

Friday

  1. Flocabulary
  2. Discuss homework
  3. End of the war clip and discussion
  4. Additional time on vocab.

Language Arts

Wednesday

  1. Journal write
  2. The Ernest Green Story w/ Venn Diagram

Thursday

  1. Journal write
  2. Return essays- editing and rewriting for some
  3. The Ernest Green Story

Friday

  1. Wrap up The Ernest Green Story
  2. Introduce group lessons on some “hot spots” in grammar.

 

 

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Language Arts & American Studies 12/3-12/8

Language Arts

Monday

Journal write/sharing “The package…”

Discuss the end of the novel & fill out “Language Tracker” examples in text of the importance of language

Tuesday

Journal: Embedding quotations mini-lesson

Video: “Read More” Kelly Corrigan (tedtalk) & take notes

Vocab. 5, due and quiz Friday

Novel essay assigned, rough drafts due Friday

Wednesday

Quick read from The Oregonian “Borders”

Possible leads for this essay

Work time on essay

Thursday

Journal: Color Poem

Writing time on essay

Friday

Journal: Finish & share Color Poems

Rough drafts due/editing time on final drafts

American Studies

Monday

Review Paine’s Common Sense

Intro. Declaration of Independence

Tuesday

Compromise  made

Compare Paine and Jefferson’s writings

Quick clip from John Adams

Intro. Personal Declaration of Independence (break up letter)

Work time

Wednesday

Work time on letter

Thursday

Quick parody shown

Work time on letter

Friday

Sharing of the letters

If time,film clip “The war begins…”

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American Studies & LA 11/27-12/1

Monday

Refl: Franklinisms

Meet w/ team for Revolutionary Town Meeting (tomorrow)

Intro. Lexington & Concord, quick notes

Handout & 7 facts on the Minute Men

Tuesday

Pop quiz on MM

Rev. Town Meeting, turn in name tags with arguments

Wednesday

Refl: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Return Causes Scenarios Quiz, analyze (Causes Quiz #2 Friday)

Clip from John Adams

Thursday

Refl: Analyze Thomas Paine quotes

Liberty! Film

Friday

Flocabulary

Causes Quiz #2

Close Reading of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense

 

Language Arts 8th

Monday

Vocab. 4, due and quiz Friday

Quick check of rdg and homework over break

Letters About Literature, rough draft due Wed.

Tuesday

Jrnl: Lay/lie

Pop quiz on chapters over break (Ch. 6-34)

Boundary Tracker Chat

Rd. Ch. 35-40 today/tonight

Wednesday

Jrnl: TBA

Letters About Literature editing exercise

Rd. Ch. 41-45 today/tonight

Thursday

Jrnl: The package…

Rd. Ch. 46-53 today/tonight

Friday

Vocab. 4 due and quiz

Rd. Ch. 54-59 for Monday

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American Studies & Language Arts 11/13-11/17

American Studies

Monday

Film: Rebels With A Cause

Tuesday

Reflection:TBA

Finish film and discuss

Editorial cartoons of the Revolutionary Period

Wednesday

Reflection:TBA

Add to Running Vocab. List: effigy and propaganda

Intro & assign Revolutionary Town Meeting

Thursday

Read & analyze “Common Sense”

Prep for Rev Town Meeting (upon return)

Have a great break!

Language Arts

Monday

Peer- edit Confess! Final drafts due Tuesday

Tuesday

Share Confess! stories and turn in

Intro. “Letters About Literature” assignment and do activity with models (book title by Thursday, first draft by 11/29 & final draft 12/1

Wednesday

Journal

Warm up activity on borders

Check out new novel & begin reading p. 1-20

Tape in “Boundary Tracker”

Thursday

Journal: Leads

Writing time “Letter About Literature”

Read novel p.20-37

Boundary Tracker assignment and reading over break TBA

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American Studies & LA 11/6-11/10

LA

Monday

Journal write: Verb tenses

Analyze the devices and styles used by Poe, Koontz, and Irving with a class activity

Tuesday

Journal write: Creative prompt

Read “The Landlady”- tea and biscuits anyone?

If time, intro “Confess!” writing assignment

Wednesday

Writing time – Confess!

Vocab. 3 due

Thursday

Vocab. 3 Test

Writing time on “Confess!”

Peer-editing exercise before you leave (Rough drafts are due next Monday- 1 hard copy please)

American Studies

Monday

Notes: French and Indian War Part 1

Film Clip: Last of the Mohicans

Tuesday

Reflection: Burqa Ban

Intro. Causes of the Revolution Bracket

Work time on above

Wednesday

Reflection

Work time on Causes Bracket (due Thursday)

If finished, work on vocabulary additions

Thursday

Reflection: Clip from Newshour on Kodiak’s Renewable Energy

Brackets due- Make class bracket

Causes Quiz

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Language Arts 8 & American Studies 10/31-11/3

LA

Tuesday

Rd. short story “The Scariest Thing I Know” – finish analysis sheet for homework

Wednesday

Journal: Poe Vernaculars

Vocab. 3, due next Wed.

Rd. “The Tell Tale Heart”

Intro. “Confess”

Thursday

Journal: Unreliable Narrator prompt

Rd. “The Raven”

Write “Raven” parodies

Simpson’s clip of “The Raven”

Friday

Rd. “The Landlady”

Write foreshadowing postcards

American Studies

Tuesday

Rd. Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” & sketch-to-stretch

Wednesday

Settling the Shenandoah Valley Wkst & discuss

Quick Revolution notes

If time, vocab. log

Thursday and Friday

Preparation for our guest speaker, Andrew Young (Assembly next Monday)- We will watch a video on the Civil Rights Movement and create a timeline of events

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American Studies/Language Arts 10/23-10/27

American Studies

Monday

Reflection

Writing time on Colonial Letter,  rough draft due Wed. and final draft due Friday

Tuesday

Reflection

Review Game for Colonial Unit Test (Thursday)

Hand out Study Guide for Colonial Test

Writing time for Colonial Letter

Wednesday

Peer editing of rough first draft

Work time on Study Guide

Thursday

Colonial Unit Test

Friday

Colonial Letters due

Language Arts 

Monday

Journal- Write a found poem based on reading “Mighty Girl”

Gallery Walk Philanthropic Organizations

Intro “Call to Action” Project

Tuesday-Friday

Journal

Call to Action Projects

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Language Arts & American Studies 10/16-10/20

Language Arts

Monday

Read “Merry Go Round” and brainstorm topics

Group discussion Ch. 14 and read Ch.15-16 for tomorrow

Tuesday

Journal: Writing original poems inspired by “Merry Go Round”

Discuss Ch.15-16 and read Ch. 17-18

Wednesday

Read the end of Ch. 18 and Epilogue together

Writing time in poems, due Thurs

Quick video: The Little Rock Nine today

Thursday

JOurnal

Share poems

Theme Wall exercise

Review vocab. words

Friday

Vocab. Test

Return to “I Am” Projects

American Studies

Monday

Double Flocabulary

Turn in homework from Wed,

Slaving Ships Mini-Sim

Homework Triangular Trade Wkst- due tomorrow

Tuesday

Reflection: Colonial Math

Triangular Trade Wkst. due

Film Excerpt- Roots

Wednesday

Indentured Servants Rdg.

Intro Colonial Life Letter, due Friday, Oct.27

Thursday and Friday

Research and writing days for Colonial Letters

 

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