Saturday, September 24, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Weekly Agenda 9.26-9.30

AMERICAN VOICES Module

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Review Ortiz’s Style,
-annotations, comprehension, and vocabulary
-close look at Narrative Structure

HW for TUESDAY, Write an Alternative ending

If able, in small groups students will work on one assigned story and complete annotations and questions.

WEDNESDAY
SSR
Total and turn in Reading Journal. NO ENTRY DUE FOR TODAY.

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Consider the qualities of a “monologue”

Performance Task: NonFiction Narrative
-prewriting: Interview, or record evidence
-exposition
-dialogue

Models
Rubric

Presentation: Speaking and Listening Rubric

HW Finish Draft 1 for MONDAY.  
Draft 2 for Tuesday, Prepare typed final to present from for WEDNESDAY.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Weekly Agenda 9.19-9.23

AMERICAN VOICES Module

MONDAY-TUESDAY
Review Kennedy’s Style, compare to Quindlen’s.
-annotations, comprehension, and vocabulary
-language of persuasion
-syntax
HW READ “American History” by Judith Ortiz Cofer and complete annotations and comprehension check, FOR THURSDAY


WEDNESDAY
SSR
#5

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Review Ortiz Cofer’s Style,
-annotations, comprehension, and vocabulary
-close look at Narrative Structure

Write an Alternative ending, FOR FRIDAY

If able, in small groups students will work on one assigned story and complete annotations and questions.

Consider the qualities of a “monologue”

Performance Task: NonFiction Narrative
-prewriting
HW FInish Prewriting for MONDAY.  

NEXT: Sample NonFiction Narratives; including dialogue.
Next WED, choose one independent, on-line, reading selection.  Assessment.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Weekly Agenda 9.12-9.16

AMERICAN VOICES Module

MONDAY-TUESDAY
In “My Perspectives” read and discuss the essential question:
“What does it mean to be American?”
-review academic vocabulary relevant to the unit
-read launch text: “Music for my Mother,” summarize and respond to the quickwrite prompt:
--share out ideas

NEXT, review the Concept Vocabulary on page 12, and then read and mark up “A Quilt of a Country” by Anna Quindlen.  
-make sure to mark up text and respond to the “Close Read” questions in the margins.  

LASTLY, answer questions on p17.  #s1-6

WEDNESDAY
Review and Label, peer/self grade Kindred Essay
Connect Kindred to the American Voices module

SSR #4

THURSDAY Early Dismissal 1:05

FRIDAY
Review and Discuss Textbook activities.
-examine analogy of a quilt (p19)
-media presentation

Begin reading “The Immigrant Contribution” by John F. Kennedy (p23)
HW Finish reading and answer questions #s1-6 (p45)



NEXT WEEK→
Review Kennedy’s Style, compare to Quindlen’s.
“American History” by Judith Ortiz Cofer

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Weekly Agenda 9.6-9.9

KINDRED


MONDAY→ LABOR DAY


TUESDAY
Practice finding evidence for terms
-how much is enough
-how to embed in sentence
-how to cite.


WEDNESDAY
Collect Quizzes


Get Independent Books
SSR

THURSDAY-FRIDAY
Read Interview with Butler
Read Prompt, mark up text, prepare for Timed Writing
-quaker share potential evidence in support of prompt


Friday Timed Writing
Journal #3: For credit, complete in 1 class sitting.  
-4 paragraphs
-No 2nd person
-direct evidence

Next Week: American Voices module in My Perspectives