4th quarter agenda – Advanced (1, 2, 3, 6)

Extra Credit: Here are the options for the Extra Credit due May 30.

Final Exam essay portion: Here are the Final Exam essay directions.

5/28-5/30 Learning goals: I will demonstrate comprehension of a novel. I will discuss key terms from the year. CW: 1. Finish discussing chapters 7 and 8. 2. Review for finals. HW: Study for final exam. Final essay due on My Access by May 30.

5/22-5/23  Learning goal: I will demonstrate comprehension of a novel. CW: 1. Discuss ch. 6. 2. Work on essay for final. 3. Watch portion of “I Am David.” HW: Read chapters 7 and 8 by May 28/29.

5/20-5/21  Learning goal: I will demonstrate comprehension of a novel. CW: 1. Discuss ch. 5. 2. Work on essay for final. 3. Watch portion of “I Am David.” HW: Read ch. 6 by May 22/23.

5/16-5/17  Learning goal: I will demonstrate comprehension of a novel. CW: “I Am David” chapters 1 to 4 exam HW: Read ch. 5 by May 20/21.

5/14-5/15  Learning goal: I will annotate the novel and look for textual evidence to support my essay. I will identify key parts of the story. For extra credit (5 pts. on “I Am David” exam): 1. Write 3 book titles with their authors. 2. Write a two-sentence plot summary about each book. 3. For each book, explain why it would make a captivating summer reading novel. CW: 1. Highlight/underline evidence to support character analysis essay for final. 2. Complete study guide and bring with you for test on Thursday/Friday. HW: *** Missing work due May 17.

5/13  Learning goal: I will annotate the novel and look for textual evidence to support my essay. No Bellwork. CW: 1. Highlight/underline evidence to support. Discuss character analysis essay for final. 2. Keep reading “I Am David”/discuss ch. 3. 3. Start reading ch. 4. HW: *** Missing work due May 17.

5/10-5/12 Learning goal: I will annotate the novel and look for textual evidence to support my essay. No Bellwork. CW: 1. Discuss extra credit. 2. Discuss character analysis essay for final. 3. Keep reading “I Am David”/discuss ch. 3. 4. Start reading ch. 4. HW: *** Missing work due May 17. A day – read to page 111     B day – read ch. 3 Period 1 – Read to 111 by Monday.

5/9 Learning goal: I will keep a double-entry journal and make inferences based on the text. BW5 (B day): What is the significance of David interacting with his conscience? Period 1/A day: no bellwork CW: 1. Keep reading “I Am David”/discuss ch. 2. 2. Turn in 8-10 double entry journals 3. Discuss extra credit. 4. Discuss character analysis essay for final. HW: *** Missing work due May 17. A day – read to page 80  B day – read ch. 3 Period 1 – Read the rest of ch. 3 by Monday.

5/7 and 5/8 Learning goal: I will keep a double-entry journal and make inferences based on the text. BW4/5: Describe one thing that David didn’t know that surprises/saddens/shocks you. CW: 1. Keep reading “I Am David” 2. Write 8 double-entry journals for ch. 1 and 2. *** Missing work due May 17. HW: 1. Study Island – Quotes and Paraphrasing – 20-25 questions – past due. A day – read to page 80.

5/1 and 5/2 Learning goal: I will keep a double-entry journal and make inferences based on the text. BW3: Why is David so mistrusting of people? Use evidence from the text. CW: 1. Finish Chapter 1 of “I Am David.” 2. “David’s World in Ruins” worksheet 3. Turn in the work from the 3 stations or any missing work. HW: Study Island – Quotes and Paraphrasing – by May 3 – 20-25 questions

4/29 and 4/30 Learning goal: I will keep a double-entry journal. BW2: What’s more important? Risk your life for freedom or live under oppression? CW: 1. Read part of Chapter 1 of “I Am David.” 2. Learn about Joseph Stalin and the Gulags 3. Turn in the work from the 3 stations. HW: Study Island – Quotes and Paraphrasing – by May 3. 20-25 questions

4/23-4/26  Learning goal: I will learn about key concepts from the Holocaust. BW1: During the Holocaust, soldiers confiscated thousands of shoes from victims as well as any valuable possessions. How does seeing this pile of shoes make you feel? CW: Station 1: Holocaust — ideas and concepts Station 2: The Suitcase Station 3: Ekphrastic poetry Holocaust activities advanced HW: Bring “I Am David” by April 29. Finish pet-inspired poem by Thursday/Friday.

4/15-4/22  Learning goals: I will use textual evidence to justify my responses on the FCAT. BW: none CW: 1. Work on FCAT practice test part 2 — we’ll review answers when I see your class. 2. Discuss answers from homeroom practice test. 3. Read “Every Cat Has a Story” and create your own pet-inspired poem. HW: Get the book “I Am David” by Anne Holm by April 29-30.

4/12 Learning goals: I will use textual evidence to justify my questions on the FCAT. BW: What are your top 3 test-taking strategies you will use during the FCAT? CW: Take FCAT practice test 2. HW: Study Island – due 4/12 – Theme – 10 questions

4/11 (Take Your Child To Work Day) BW: none CW: 1. Students use Play Doh to create objects and write poems about what inspires them (extra credit) 2. Periods 2 and 6 receive FCAT practice test 2 packet. They should complete this as homework and/or during homeroom time next week. I will collect the packets April 29 and 30. Students must highlight textual evidence to receive full credit. Students: Stop by for a packet if you want to use it as practice!!!  HW: Study Island – due 4/12 – Theme – 10 questions

4/9 and 4/10 Learning Goals: I will write a poem that utilizes literary devices to convey meaning. BW4: Describe yourself versus how others might see you. CW: 1. Finish handout for Understanding “To This Day” by Shane Koyczan. 2.Create an autobiographical poem. HW: Study Island – due 4/12 – Theme – 10 questions

4/4 and 4/5  (I am at the Key Club district convention in Orlando. I will return on 4/8. The agenda is written on the whiteboard.) Learning goals: I will use textual evidence to support questions from a piece of literature. BW3: Describe your favorite monster from a novel or movie. CW: 1. Read “Typhon, The Hydra, and The Empusae” and then answer the questions on the packet.  2. Read and complete “A Monstrous Poem” handout. HW: 1. Complete classwork. 2. Study Island – Structure – 10 questions – due 4/5.

4/3 and 4/8 Learning goals: I will analyze the meaning and tone of a spoken word poem. I will correctly identify figurative language in a poem and understand how figurative language can help express my feelings. BW2: Poet Li Young Lee described poetry as “the story of a feeling.” How can figurative language help you express your feelings? CW: 1. Watch “To This Day” by Shane Koyczan. 2. Complete discussion question worksheet, Understanding “To This Day”, and turn it in to the bin. HW: Study Island – Structure – 10 questions – due 4/5.

4/1 and 4/2 Learning goals: I will learn what comprises poetry. I will learn the differences between free verse and other poetic forms such as limericks. BW1: What is poetry? CW: 1. Create class Ars Poetica based on bellwork responses. 2. Read Billy Collins’ “Introduction to Poetry.” 3. Act. 5.9 in SpringBoard – read limericks and write your own. HW: 1. Finish limerick and turn in next class. 2. Study Island – Structure – 10 questions – due 4/5.

 

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