We continue our work with Warrior’s Don’t Cry this week – Melba and other Little Rock students are stuck in legal limbo as the courts debate their attendance at Central HS.
Lesson #1: Introduce Sketchnotes; read and respond to WDC chpts 5 and 6.
Lesson #2: Update Character notes; read and respond to Chpt 7.
Lesson #3: Intro Amazing Kid project.
Lesson #4: Read and respond to Chpt 8. Booklets will be due at the end of class on Tuesday, 5/30!
We continue reading our new novel this week – Warriors Don’t Cry. This non-fiction memoir demonstrates the struggles the narrator overcame as one of the first African-American students to integrate a formerly all-White high school in Little Rock, Arkansas. We’ll define Jim Crow laws and begin to identify what motivated these students to take such a (at the time) controversial step.
Lesson #1: Write Jim Crow definition essay in Reading Response Booklet. Read Chapter 3. No vocab this week, as it’s a testing week.
Lesson #2: Begin character analysis; read Chapter 4.
Lesson #3: Write Chpt 4 Reading Response. Analyze historical footage of the Little Rock 9’s first attempt to attend school.
Reminder: Wednesday you will be taking the Smarter Balance Language Arts performance task. Be sure to get a good night’s sleep and bring snacks!
Welcome! This week, we will finish the Mental Health Persuasive papers and begin our novel study around a non-fiction memoir, Warriors Don’t Cry. This will be our last novel study for this year!
Lesson #1: Finish and submit Mental Health Persuasive paper. All papers must be turned into Classroom by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 9th.
Lesson #2: Check out copy of Warriors Don’t Cry. Begin Jim Crow Stations.
Lesson #3: Finish Jim Crow Station notes.
- Please note – this week is A-B-C-TEST-D. You will be taking the State Math test on Thursday afternoon. Be sure to get enough sleep and have a good lunch that day!
Welcome to May! We’ve finished reading Challenger Deep, and will spend our time this week finishing the test and a final persuasive essay.
Lesson #1: Finish CD test; work on Analyzing Persuasive Writing
Lesson #2: Discuss types of persuasive writing; begin turning Mental Health Outline into own persuasive paper. Directions are in google classroom.
Lesson #3: Continue persuasive paper. Due at the end of class on Tuesday, 5/9 for all classes.
Please note – Smarter Balance testing begins this week. Be sure to eat breakfast and get a good night’s sleep before the test!
This is the week that we’ll finish Challenger Deep! It’s been interesting listening to your predictions as to how the novel ends – we’ll see who was correct as we finish.
Lesson #1: Write RR #12 (Yes, we skipped 11.) Review through Chpt 148. Group read Chapters 149 – 152.
Lesson #2: Vocab Quiz. Take Smarter Balance Practice test – Smarter Balance testing begins next week. Read THROUGH Chaper 156.
Lesson #3: Finish the novel! Write RR #13. Turn in completed RR Journal.
Lesson #4: Challenger Deep test. (This will be open book, but not open note!) Begin work on final CD essay.
Welcome to 4th quarter! You are all now just 9.5 weeks away from being HS freshman – use this last quarter to be as prepared as possible for that transition!
Lesson # 1
Write Reading Response # 10. Catch up on Chapter Tracker – through Chpt 133. Share and turn in Character self-portraits. Assign CD Vocab List #5. Terms are on quizlet: https://quizlet.com/_3cptay
Quiz will be Tues 4/25 (Per 4/5) and Wed 4/26 (Per 3/6.)
Lesson # 2
Read Chpts 134 and 135 aloud; discuss Caden’s merging realities. Read 136 – 139 on own. Finish RR 8-10; turn in.
Lesson # 3
Read Chpt 140 aloud; Class discussion. Read 141-144 on own; catch up on Chapter Tracker. Write RR # 11.
Lesson # 4
Read Chpts 145 – 148; Write RR # 12.
Welcome to the last week of 3rd quarter! Grades are updated daily this week – be sure to check in if you have any questions!
Lesson #1: Review CD Chpts 100 -120. Review Vocab List #4 terms. Work on Tracking Character 2
Lesson #2: Take Vocab Quiz #4. Finish Tracking Character 2; write RR #9.
Lesson #3: Learning about Allusions. Read Chapters 121 – 134.
Lesson #4: The Art of Schizophrenia
Welcome back! I hope that you all enjoyed your Spring Break!
We finish our mini-study on Mental Health issues this week, and will use that information to write an outline on mental health issues. We’ll also read more of Challenger Deep – Caden’s life in the hospital and his alternate life aboard the ship are beginning to converge.
Lesson #1: Finish Mental Health posters. Review CD through Chpt 100. New vocab terms today – they are here: https://quizlet.com/_39ztov
Lesson #2: Take notes on Mental Health posters; read CD Chapters 101-110.
Lesson #3: Work on Mental Health outline – the assignment is in Google Classroom.
Lesson #4: Finish and submit Mental Health outline. Read CD through Chapter 120.
- The Vocab quiz over CD List # 4 will be next week:
- Per 4 and 5 = Tuesday, 4/11.
- Per 3 and 6 = Wednesday 4/12.
Welcome to the week before Spring Break! We’ll read a few chapters of Challenger Deep this week, but our primary focus will be to focus on an overview about a variety of mental health issues.
Lesson #1: Introduce Mental Health Research and topics. Links for research are posted in Google Classroom.
Lesson #2: Finish individual research. Remember, your individual research earns a grade!
Lesson #3: Meet with your group to create a rough draft of your Mental Health Informational poster.
Reading: By the time you return from Spring Break, you need to have finished THROUGH Chapter 100 of CD.
Korea Kids: You need to read THROUGH Chapter 120 to be caught up on your return. Have a wonderful trip!
- Please note: Our forecasting trip to West Linn HS takes place on Wed 3/22. There will not be regular core classes on that day, but you will see your RA classes!
- Bring your Forecasting sheets to class on Thursday 3/23 – teachers will be available to conference regarding placement and sign as needed.
We call this week “Aha!” week – Challenger Deep finally makes sense this week!
Lesson #1: Read CD 75-77. Work on Aha. Study for Ship Vocab quiz.
Lesson #2: Ship Vocab quiz. Finish visuals for Aha – you’ll present next class.
Lesson #3: Write RR #8. Read CD Chpts 78-85.
Lesson #4: Read CD Chpts 86-94. Work on CDChptTracker2