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English I  

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This course is required for all 9th graders in order to graduate.  The focus of this English course is reading. Students will also write and study grammar and vocabulary.

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  • Thursday, October 19

    Bell Work: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement (Correct the Errors)

    4th period: Finish Critical Reading Questions

    6th period: Begin writing Questions from the Bloom's Taxonomy handout

    Assign On: 10/19/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Wednesday, October 18

    Bell Work:  Pronouns and Their Types

    4th period: Begin Critical Reading Questions over "Learning to Read"

    6th period: Finish Critical Reading Questions over "Learning to Read"

    Assign On: 10/18/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Tuesday, October 17

    Bell Work: Pronouns and Antecedents

    Video Clip from Malcolm X movie "The Dictionary Scene"

    Finish reading and annotating the text "Learning to Read"

    Turn in the text for a summative grade of Learning Target: I can annotate a text I read.

    6th period begins the Critical Reading Questions for a formative grade on LT I can make inferences from annotation and LT I can cite textual evidence.

    Assign On: 10/17/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Monday, October 16

    Bell Work: Identify pronoun and type of pronoun it is.

    Read and annotate "Learning to Read" by Malcolm X first as large group, then with a partner.

    Exit Slip: Copy one of the sentences you underlined today in your annotation.

    Assign On: 10/16/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Thursday-Friday, October 12-13

    Fall Break

    Assign On: 10/12/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Wednesday, October 11

    High Attendance Reward Day

    Assign On: 10/11/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Tuesday, October 10

    4th period

    On Demand Writing #1

    6th period

    Read and Annotate "Learning to Read" by Malcolm X for 20 minutes / Last 20 minutes watch movie from Club day

    Assign On: 10/10/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Monday, October 9

    4th period

    Bell Work: Pronouns and Antecedents

    Malcolm X mini-biography

    Begin reading and annotating "Learning to Read" by Malcolm X

    6th period

    On Demand Writing #1

    Assign On: 10/9/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Friday, October 6

    Bell Work: Pronouns

    4th period: Begin Cornell Notes on Pronouns using Video

    6th period: Watch literacy video

    Both periods:  Book Fair

    Assign On: 10/6/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Thursday, October 5

    Bell Work: Pronouns

    4th period

    KWL Chart on Malcolm X

    6th period

    Cornell Notes with Video on 7 types of Pronouns

    Mini-bio video on Malcolm X

    Read and annotate some more of "Learning to Read" by Malcolm X.

    Assign On: 10/5/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Wednesday, October 4

    4th period

    Bell Work: Annotate the song "Luka" by Suzanne Vega

    Formative Assessment LT7 I can annotate a text to determine what it says explicitly.

    6th period

    Bell Work:  Write down the Pronouns

    KWL Chart on Malcolm X

    Begin reading and annotating "Learning to Read" by Malcolm X and Alex Haley

    Assign On: 10/4/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Tuesday, October 3

    Bell Work: Plural Possessive Nouns

    Formative Assessment: I can correctly spell plural and possessive nouns.

    4th period:  Active reading questions with partners on the annotated poem "Digging"

    6th period: Formative Assessment of Annotation ("Eleven" by Sandra Cisneros)

    Assign On: 10/3/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Monday, October 2

    Bell Work: Plural Possessive Nouns

    4th: Read and annotate "Digging" with a partner

    Exit Slip: How did annotation help you understand "Digging"?

    6th:  With a partner, answer study guide questions over "Digging".

    Exit Slip: Annotate the lyrics to "Luka" by Suzanne Vega

    Assign On: 10/2/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Friday, September 29

    Club Day

    Assign On: 9/29/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Thursday, September 28

    Bell Work: Plural Possessive Nouns

    3rd: "The Journey" annotation practice with a partner

    5th:  "Digging" annotation practice

    Exit Slip

    Assign On: 9/28/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Wednesday, September 27

    Bell Work: Plural Possessive Nouns

    4th period: Model Annotation with "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day

    6th period: Annotate "The Journey" with a partner

    Exit Slip: How comfortable are you with annotation?


    Assign On: 9/27/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Tuesday, September 26

    Bell Work: Plural and Possessive Nouns

    4th period:  Cornell Notes (Making Nouns Plural and Possessive)

    Practice worksheets #3 and #4

    6th period:  Begin Annotation Unit with Mrs. Brandenburg

    Annotate "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" together for practice

    Assign On: 9/26/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Monday, September 25

    Bell Work: Plural Possessive Nouns

    Lesson and Practice: Plural and Possessive Nouns

    Assign On: 9/25/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Friday, September 22

    4th period: Review Word Guess Game, continued

    6th period: Does not meet because of Pep Rally

    Assign On: 9/22/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Thursday, September 21

    Review Word Guess Game

    Assign On: 9/21/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Wednesday, September 20

    Unit Summative on Context Clues, Main Ideas, and Patterns of Organization

    Assign On: 9/20/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Tuesday, September 19

    Make a poster for the Homecoming Parade Float

    Assign On: 9/19/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Monday, September 18

    BW: Patterns of Organization

    4th period:  Patterns of Organization practice

    Formative Assessment: LT5 I can analyze the pattern of organization of the passages I read.

    6th period: Word Guess game

    NOTE: Summative Wednesday:  Context Clues, Main Ideas, and Patterns of Organization

    Assign On: 9/18/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Friday, September 15

    BW: Patterns of Organization

    4th period: Reading passages with a partner.

    6th period: Formative Assessment LT5 I can analyze the pattern of organization of a passage I read.

    Assign On: 9/15/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Thursday, September 14

    Bell Work: To, Too, Two part II

    Patterns of Organization

    4th period: Go over practice from yesterday / Quizizz.com practice

    6th period: Practice reading passages with a partner

    Assign On: 9/14/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Wednesday, September 13

    Bell Work:  To, Too, Two, part I

    Patterns of Organization 

    4th period: Finish notes and begin practice

    6th period: Quizizz.com practice

    Assign On: 9/13/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Tuesday, September 12

    BW: Review explicit main idea passages.

    Write to Learn on Documentary

    Cornell Notes / Review LT 5 Patterns of Organization

    Assign On: 9/12/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Monday, September 11

    Finish Documentary for World Literacy Day: "On the Way to School"

    Assign On: 9/11/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Friday, September 8

    MAP testing in the Library with Mrs. Crockett

    Assign On: 9/8/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Thursday, September 7

    BW: Review of grammar, main idea, and context clues.

    Documentary for World Literacy Day

    Assign On: 9/7/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Wednesday, September 6

    Bell Work: Implicit Main Idea

    4th Period: Practice and Formative Assessment LT4 I can identify the implicit main idea of a passage.

    6th Period:  Cornell Notes: Patterns of Organization

    Assign On: 9/6/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Tuesday, September 5

    Bell Work:  Implicit Main Idea (Hummingbird passage)

    4th Period: Implicit Main Idea practice using Google Classroom and/or Quizizz.com

    6th Period:  Practice implicit main idea ("Raising Cain" passage)

    Formative Assessment: LT4 I can identify the implicit main idea of a passage.

    Assign On: 9/5/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Monday, September 4

    Labor Day

    Assign On: 9/4/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Friday, September 1

    BW: Implicit Main Idea

    Video:  How to determine the implicit main idea of a passage.

    Additional classroom practice: GI Joe passage, Sun Protection, Platypus, Braking System, etc.

    Assign On: 9/1/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Thursday, August 31

    Bell Work:  Finding the Main Idea (Piano Lessons passage)

    4th: Reinforcement and Retake of LT3 I can find the explicit main idea of a passage.

    6th:  Implicit main idea practice (group and individual)

    Assign On: 8/31/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Wednesday, August 30

    Bell Work: Find the main idea (Louisiana Purchase passage)

    Practice adding a significant detail.

    Formative Assessment: LT3 I can find the explicit main idea of a passage.

    Assign On: 8/30/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Tuesday, August 29

    Bell Work: Main Idea (Yes or No)

    Practice 2-5 Main Idea together.

    Exit Slip: Main Idea Practice Wk. 2 Passages 6-10.

    (Formative Assessment tomorrow)

    Assign On: 8/29/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Monday, August 28

    Bell Work: Find the Main Idea (Time and Status Considerations)

    Main Idea 1-10 (SmartBoard)

    Exit Slip: Main Idea 1-5 of Worksheet #2

    Assign On: 8/28/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Friday, August 25

    Substitute Teacher today

    Bell Work: Main Idea worksheet (Common Grammar Errors)

    Classwork: Fab Five Reading Comprehension Packet

    Assign On: 8/25/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Thursday, August 24

    Bell Work: Descriptions of Topic, Main Idea, and Significant Details

    Formative Assessment: LT2 I can tell the difference between the topic, main idea, and significant details.

    Discuss explicit vs. implicit

    Packet: Where main ideas can be located.

    Assign On: 8/24/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Wednesday, August 23

    Bell Work:  Topic, Main Idea, Signifcant Details (3 groups)

    Partner Worksheet: Topic, Main idea, Significant details (go over together)

    Exit Slip:  Clubs: Write a topic, main idea, and 2 significant details.

    Assign On: 8/23/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Tuesday, August 22

    Bell Work:  Topic or Main Idea?

    Review: Topic, Main idea, Significant details

    Power Point: Topic, Main idea, Significant details

    Exit slip: Write a set of topic, main idea, and significant detail.

    Assign On: 8/22/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Monday, August 21

    The Great American Eclipse

    Assign On: 8/21/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Friday, August 18

    Bell Work: Context Clues

    Formative Assessment: LT1 I can figure out the meaning of unknown words using context clues.

    Cornell Notes:  Topic, Main Ideas, and Significant Details

    Assign On: 8/18/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Thursday, August 17

    Bell Work: Context Clues worksheet "indolent"

    Prezi:  Context Clues

    Correct practice worksheets from yesterday.

    (Formative Assessment tomorrow LT1 I can figure out the meaning of unknown words using context clues.)

    Assign On: 8/17/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Wednesday, August 16

    Bell Work:  Context Clues worksheet "laconic"

    Smartboard:  Black Boxes Context Clues with Turning Point

    Independent practice:  High School reading worksheets

    Assign On: 8/16/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Tuesday, August 15

    Bell Work:  Common Errors

    Context Clues, continued

    Finish Vocabulary Strategies Cornell Notes

    Assign On: 8/15/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Monday, August 14

    Bell Work:  Common Grammar Errors

    Begin Context Clues

    Cornell Notes: Vocabulary Strategies

    Assign On: 8/14/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Friday, August 11

    Bell Work:  Rules and Procedures

    Introduction Survey (using Turning Point)

    Grammar Exercise

    Exit Slip (Common Errors in Grammar)

    Assign On: 8/11/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
  • Thursday, August 10

    First Day of School

    Bell Work:  Get to Know Me activity

    English I Syllabus

    Exit Slip:  Top 5 Reasons It's Good to Back in School!

    Assign On: 8/10/2017
    Due: 12/25/2017
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