You all have been having great conversations about Caden and his struggles – this week, we finally see those struggles explained. Be sure to pay attention to clues as we read!
Lesson #1: Return AB essays. Assign new vocab – terms are here: https://quizlet.com/_37cu3a Read CD Chpt 60; view TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/eleanor_longden_the_voices_in_my_head
Lesson #2: Write CD RR #3. Read Chapter 62 – 70. Work on Warning Lights chart.
Lesson #3: Read CD 71-77. Write RR #7. Finish Warning Lights chart.
Turn in RR #3,6, and 7.
Vocab Quiz will be next week – Tuesday 3/14 for 4 and 5, Wed 3/15 for 3 and 6.
This is the week where we start to figure out what’s going on with Caden in Challenger Deep – you have been doing some great thinking and hypothesizing!
Lesson #1: Catch up on Character and Chapter Tracking Charts. Read Chapter 40 in CD. Turn in Reading Responses 1,2,4, and 5. ( Yes, we’re still skipping three.)
There is new vocab this week: terms are: https://quizlet.com/_363vc8 The quiz will be on Friday, 3/3.
Lesson #2: Practice vocabulary. Read CD Chpts 41- 49; write RR #6.
Lesson #3: Discuss and collect examples of warning signs. Read Chpts 50-54.
Lesson #4: Vocab quiz! Read CD Chpts 55-59
We really dive into Challenger Deep this week – I’ve been enjoying the classroom conversations as we try to figure out what is going on with the novel and with Caden.
Lesson #1: Write RR #4. Read CD Chpts 2- 26; work on Caden/Caden Sketches
Lesson #2: Write “Mall Stories.” Read CD Chtps 27-34. Finish Caden/Caden.
Lesson #3: Read Mariana Trench. Read CD Chpts 35-39. Work on RR #5. Turn in Caden/Cade.
We have an audiobook available for Challenger Deep – you’ll need to go to Google Classroom to access it.
Welcome to a new novel study! We are excited to begin reading Challenger Deep (CD) – it’s a very different type of novel than the others we’ve read this year.
Lesson #1: Check out copies of CD. Construct your Reading Response (RR) Journals.
Extra Copies: CD Reading Response
Begin CD vocab list #1 – terms are on quizlet and here: https://quizlet.com/_33v6iv
Lesson #2: Read Chapter 1- 5. Work on “I Love” Writing
Lesson #3: Read Chapters 6-17. TED Talks on Mental Health issues. Write RR #2
Lesson #4: Vocab quiz! Read Chapters 18+19 Write RR #3
We are very pleased to announce that our next novel study will focus around the novel Challenger Deep. Your student will bring home a letter this week introducing the novel, and our novel study will begin next week. Extra copies of the letter are here: Challenger Deep Letter
Welcome to second semester! You are now actually closer to being a freshman in HS that you are to the beginning of the year! We’ll spend this week finishing your final literary analysis of Alligator Bayou and completing the Winter round of MAPS testing.
Lesson #1: Reading MAPS testing
Lesson #2: Finish MAPS testing/ work on AB essay
Lesson #3: Peer Edit and turn in AB essay
Welcome to the last week of the semester! We’ll finish reading Alligator Bayou this week and work on the final literary analysis.
Lesson #1: Share and turn in “Just Because” poems. Finish reading Alligator Bayou. Work on finishing the Reading Guide for Chpts 22-26.
Lesson #2: Turn in completed Reading Guide. Work on Essay Pre-Write
Lesson # 3 and #4: Write final Literary Essay. The essay outline is in Google Classroom – your essay is due on Friday by midnight. You will have two class periods to write your essay – it’s not meant to be done at home.
Welcome to our first first full week of school in forever! We’ll almost reach the end of Alligator Bayou this week – you’ll track the tension between groups as it reaches an unfortunate conclusion.
Lesson #1: Work on “Just Because” poem. Turn in Reading Guide for 19 – 21. Read Chapter 22 – work on AB Chpt 22_26 Reading Guide.
Lesson #2: Read Chapter 23 in groups. Work on own “Just Because” Poem.
Lesson #3: In Text Citation Guide. Read Chapter 24 and 25.
Lesson #4: FInish Reading through Chpt 25. Finish “Just Because” poem. Due Monday!
Complete Reading Guide through Chpt 25.
Welcome Back! (Again!)
I hope that’s the end of the snow/ice days this year – I don’t know about you all, but I’m ready to get back into the school routine!
Ignore everything that was posted last week. We’ll pick up where we left off last Tuesday – all due dates listed here are accurate.
Lesson #1: AB Vocab #3 Review. Quiz will be on Friday, 1/20. Read Chapter 18.
Lesson #2: Read Chapter 19 as Reader’s Theater. Work on Tracking Setting/Tension Chart
Lesson #3: Take Vocab quiz. Read Chapter 20 and 21. Work on AB Chpt 19_21
Finish as homework if you don’t finish in class.