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  • Club Day

    11-21-17

    Club Day

    Students remaining in class will continue to watch Animal Farm movie

  • Writing Argument and Animal Farm

    11-20-17

    bellwork- comparatives and superlatives 

    Activity- read chapter 7 of Animal Farm

    Complete chart on how life has changed for the animals for better or worse

    Discuss types of propaganda the pigs are using on the other animals

    In case of absence, keep up with reading text online or listen to audio chapters available on YouTube 

  • Unit Iv Argument Writing and Animal farm

    11-17-17

    Wildcat Reward Day

    Remaining students will begin watching the first part of the movie Animal Farm.

  • Unit Iv Argument Writing and Animal farm

    11-16-17

    bellwork- Articles as adjectives

     Learning Targets

    I can identify a claim (argument) in a text

    I can find textual evidence that supports a claim (argument)

    I can identify and explain persuasive techniques such as propaganda (logical fallacies)

    I can write a claim (thesis statement) that takes a clear stance

    I can write topic sentences that support the claim (thesis statement)

    I can write a well developed introductory paragraph

    I can identify different types of sentences

    Activity- Reading quiz over chpts 1-5 of Animal farm

    Activity- read and listen to chpt 6 of novel.

    Exit slip

    Notice: if you are absent you can still keep up with the reading, the novel is available on line for free and also on Youtube by chapter as an audio book.

  • Unit Iv Argument Writing and Animal farm

    11-15-17

    Bellwork- Articles as adjectives

    Learning Targets

    I can identify a claim (argument) in a text

    I can find textual evidence that supports a claim (argument)

    I can identify and explain persuasive techniques such as propaganda (logical fallacies)

    I can write a claim (thesis statement) that takes a clear stance

    I can write topic sentences that support the claim (thesis statement)

    I can write a well developed introductory paragraph

    I can identify different types of sentences

    Activities-read and listen to chapter 4 and 5 of Animal Farm

    Great Windmill Debate graphic organizer- What are each sides arguments?

    Exit slip

    Note: if you are absent keep up with the reading online, The text is available free online and audio is available on Youtube by chapter.

  • Unit Iv Argument Writing and Animal farm

    11-14-17

    Bellwork- Proper and Compound Adjectives

    Learning Targets

    I can identify a claim (argument) in a text

    I can find textual evidence that supports a claim (argument)

    I can identify and explain persuasive techniques such as propaganda (logical fallacies)

    I can write a claim (thesis statement) that takes a clear stance

    I can write topic sentences that support the claim (thesis statement)

    I can write a well developed introductory paragraph

    I can identify different types of sentences

    Activities- read and listen to Chaper 2 and 3 of Animal Farm

    Discuss events and arguments present in novel.

    Exit slip

  • Unit Iv Argument Writing and Animal farm

    11-13-17

    Bellwork- Proper and Compound Adjectives

    Learning Targets

    I can identify a claim (argument) in a text

    I can find textual evidence that supports a claim (argument)

    I can identify and explain persuasive techniques such as propaganda (logical fallacies)

    I can write a claim (thesis statement) that takes a clear stance

    I can write topic sentences that support the claim (thesis statement)

    I can write a well developed introductory paragraph

    I can identify different types of sentences

    Activities- Read and listen to Chapter 1 of Animal Farm by George Orwell

    Exit Slip- What was Old Major's Dream? What did he tell the other animals to do?

    Notice: If absent, text of the book can be found on line for free and audio is available on youtube by chapter. Please keep up with the reading if you are absent.

  • Unit Iv Argument Writing and Animal farm

    11-10-17

    Bellwork- Adjectives

    Learning targets

    I can identify a claim (argument) in a text

    I can find textual evidence that supports a claim (argument)

    I can identify and explain persuasive techniques such as propaganda (logical fallacies)

    I can write a claim (thesis statement) that takes a clear stance

    I can write topic sentences that support the claim (thesis statement)

    I can write a well developed introductory paragraph

    I can identify different types of sentences

    Activities-Note-taking

    PPT on Historical Background and Terms

    PPT on Animal vs. Russian Revolution Comparison

    Exit slip

     

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    11-9-17

    Bellwork- Pick up copy of test as you enter the room

     Learning Targets

    LT 29: I can explain how a text is organized.

    LT 30: I can explain how and why an author uses organizational patterns and techniques to connect ideas to share an overall message.

    Agenda- Summative Assessment

    Exit slip- turn in test, if finished early, read on novel for novel project.

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    11-8-17

    Bellwork- Career Interests Survey

    Learning Targets

    LT 29: I can explain how a text is organized.

    LT 30: I can explain how and why an author uses organizational patterns and techniques to connect ideas to share an overall message.

    Agenda- give back Formative Assessments

    answer any questions, go over missed problems, reteach

    Exit Slip- How ready are you for the Summative Assessment?

    Notice-Summative Assessment on Thursday.

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    11-7-17

    Bellwork- Pick up copy of test as you enter the room.

    Learning Targets

    LT 29: I can explain how a text is organized.

    LT 30: I can explain how and why an author uses organizational patterns and techniques to connect ideas to share an overall message.

    Agenda- Formative Assessment

    Exit Slip- turn in assessment, read if finished early.

     

     

     

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    11-6-17

    Bellwork-

    Learning Targets

    LT 29: I can explain how a text is organized.

    LT 30: I can explain how and why an author uses organizational patterns and techniques to connect ideas to share an overall message.

    Agenda- Powerpoint review of patterns of organization in writing.

    Exit slip- How ready are you for the formative assessment?

    Notice - Formative Assessment tomorrow-Tuesday

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    11-3-17

    Bellwork/Agenda- 

    Freshmen K-Prep rewards field trip day.

    Remaining students will use it as a reading day for Novel Project.

    Notice: formative assessment on Patterns of Organization on Monday.

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    11-2-17

    Bellwork: Formative Assessment-Verb Types

    Learning Targets

    LT 29: I can explain how a text is organized.

    LT 30: I can explain how and why an author uses organizational patterns and techniques to connect ideas to share an overall message.

    Agenda/Activity- Practice Patterns of Organization Worksheet # 6

    Exit slip

    Notice: Formative Assessment on Patterns of Organization in Writing on Friday- compare/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect, sequence, chronological, order of importance.

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    11-1-17

    Bellwork- Verbs practice sheet

    Learning Targets

    LT 29: I can explain how a text is organized.

    LT 30: I can explain how and why an author uses organizational patterns and techniques to connect ideas to share an overall message.

    Agenda/Activity- Patterns of organization practice worksheet # 5

    Exit Slip

    Notice: Formative Assessment on verb types: action, linking,helping, transitive/intransitive verbs on Thursday.

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    10-31-17

    Bellwork- More Linking Verbs

    Learning Targets

    LT 29: I can explain how a text is organized.

    LT 30: I can explain how and why an author uses organizational patterns and techniques to connect ideas to share an overall message.

    Agenda/Activity- Problem/Solution- draw topic, work with a partner to generate solutions to the problem

    Exit Slip- Share topics and solutions

     

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    10-30-17

    Bellwork- Using Linking Verbs

    Learning Targets

    LT 29: I can explain how a text is organized.

    LT 30: I can explain how and why an author uses organizational patterns and techniques to connect ideas to share an overall message.

    Agenda/Activity-Spatial Organization- draw a map of the school, give written directions

    Exit Slip

     

     

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    10-27-17

    CLUB DAY!

    If not in a club meeting, the period will be used for a reading day, make-up day.

    Don't forget: Novel Project is due Dec. 8th.

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    10=26-17

    Bellwork- Linking Verbs

    Learning targets

    T 29: I can explain how a text is organized.

    LT 30: I can explain how and why an author uses organizational patterns and techniques to connect ideas to share an overall message.

    LT 31: I can identify the structure and type of a sentence.

    Activity- Sequence-Process: recipe activity

    Exit slip- list steps in a process

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    10-25-17

    Bellwork- more Verb Phrases

    Learning Targets

    T 29: I can explain how a text is organized.

    LT 30: I can explain how and why an author uses organizational patterns and techniques to connect ideas to share an overall message.

    LT 31: I can identify the structure and type of a sentence.

    Activity- Order of Importance- Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

    Exit slip

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    10-24-17

    Bellwork- Verb phrases

    Learning Targets

    T 29: I can explain how a text is organized.

    LT 30: I can explain how and why an author uses organizational patterns and techniques to connect ideas to share an overall message.

    LT 31: I can identify the structure and type of a sentence.

    Activity- compare and contrast

    Exit Slip

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    10-23-17

    Bellwork-Transitive and Intransitive verbs 

    Learning Targets

    T 29: I can explain how a text is organized.

    LT 30: I can explain how and why an author uses organizational patterns and techniques to connect ideas to share an overall message.

    LT 31: I can identify the structure and type of a sentence.

    Agenda- Chronological Order

    Exit slip

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    10-20-17

    Bellwork- Action or Being (linking) Verbs

    Learning Targets

    LT 29: I can explain how a text is organized.

    LT 30: I can explain how and why an author uses organizational patterns and techniques to connect ideas to share an overall message.

    LT 31: I can identify the structure and type of a sentence.

    Activity-Cause and Effect- create linked chains showing causes and effects of various topics.

    Exit Slip- groups with longest chains share with class.

     

     

     

     

  • Eng I: Unit III Patterns of Organization

    10-19-17

    Bellwork- Action Verbs

    Learning Targets:

    LT 29: I can explain how a text is organized.

    LT 30: I can explain how and why an author uses organizational patterns and techniques to connect ideas to share an overall message.

    LT 31: I can identify the structure and type of a sentence.

    Agenda: Pretest over Patterns of Organization

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    10-18-17

    SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT ON FREEDOM UNIT

    Learning Targets- rhetorical techniques and appeals

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    10-17-17

    Bellwork

    Learning Targets- rhetorical techniques and appeals

    Activity- give bqck formative assessments, review terms

    Opportunity to study for summative (on Wednesday), do make-ups, retakes, or read and work on novel project.

    Exit slip

    Notice: Summative Assessment on Freedom Unit tomorrow.

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    10-16-17

    Bellwork- study rhetorical terms

    Learning Targets- rhetorical techniques and appeals

    Activity-listen to and analyze "My Country 'Tis of Thee" for rhetorical techniques and appeals

    Exit Slip

  • ENGLISH 1

    10-11-17

    MOVIE DAY FOR HIGH ATTENDANCE REWARD!

    Thursday and Friday are FALL BREAK!

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    October 9-10, 2017

    Learning Targets- Rhetorical Techniques and Appeals

    FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT OVER FREEDOM UNIT

    TWO DAYS

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    10-6-17

    Bellwork

    2nd- Review Rhetorical Techniques and Appeals

    4,5,6- Summative Assessment on nouns, pronouns and antecedents

    BOOK FAIR! 2nd half of class.

    NOTICE: Formative Assessment on Freedom Unit next week.

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    10-5-17 Bellwork

    2nd- Summative Assessement on nouns, pronouns and antecedents.

    4,5,6- Review Rhetorical Techniques and Appeals

     

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    10-4-17

    Bellwork- pronouns and antecedents

    Learning Targets- Rhetorical devices and appeals in US seminal documents

    Agenda- analyze MLK's Letter from Birmingham Jail for use of rhetoric, 

    Notice: Study for summative assessment on nouns, pronouns and antecedents.  2 on Thursday, 4,5,6 on Friday.

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    10-3-17

    Bellwork- review pronouns for upcoming formative assessment

    Learning Targets- US Seminal documents, Rhetorical Devices and Appeals

    Agenda: View Disney movie depictions of the Bill of Rights.

    Apply Bill of rights to 10 different civil liberties scenarios.

    Exit Slip- How does the Bill of Rights affect our every day life?

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    10-2-17

    Bellwork- Review Pronoun types for upcoming assessment.

    Learning Targets-US Seminal Documents and Rhetorical devices and appeals

    Agenda:

    Watch 9/11 video

    Listen to George W. Bush- Address to the Nation

    analyze speech as an historical document

    Exit Slip- How has life changed for Americans since 9/11?

    How has it impacted our freedoms?

     

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    9-30-17 Friday

    No bellwork or exit slip

    Club day- various clubs will meet all day long. Students who are not meeting with a club will work on makeups, or read and work on their Novel Project assignment.

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    9-28-17

    Bellwork-Formative Assessment on Pronouns and antecedents

    Learning Targets- US Seminal documents, Rhetorical techniques and appeals

    Agenda

    2nd period took Student Voice Survey and assessment

    4,5,6 periods took assessment and examined the Four Freedoms paintings by Norman Rockwell based on the speech by FDR

    Gallery walk about what each of the frredoms means to each student personally.

    Discussion of how art can use rhetorical devices and appeals just like a text.

    Exit Slip- what rhetorical appeals does each painting use?

     

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    9-27-17

    Bellwork- Pronouns Review for formative assessment next day

    Learning Targets- see Freedom Unit beginning

    Agenda- Pre-reading activity: Listen to song and video about Nelson Mandela to gain background.

    Listen to speech "Glory and Hope," by Mandela

    Analyze for rhetorical features.

    Exit slip

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    9-26-17

    This is for 4, 5, 6 periods. 2nd is finishing previous day's work.

    Bellwork-Pronouns

    Learning Targets- rhetorical devices, see unit beginning.

    Agenda- Listen to Malala's speech to the United Nations

    Analyze for rhetorical appeals

    Exit Slip

    Notice: Study for upcoming Formative Assessment over pronouns and antecedents.

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    9-25-17

    This if for 4,5, 6 periods, 2nd is finishing previous days' work.

    Bellwork-Pronouns

    Learning Targets-see unit beginning 

    Agenda- Read and listen to MLK's I Have a Dream speech

    Analyze for rhetorical devices.

    Exit Slip

    Notice: study for upcoming Formative Assessment over Pronoun types and antecedents.

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    9-22-17

    Shortened class periods due to Pep Rally

    Free Write Friday- Writing Prompt

    Exit slip- share out with class

     

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    9-21-17

    Bellwork- Pronouns

    Learning Targets- see 9-19-17

    Julius Caesar Rhetorical Devices

    Take notes on terms from powerpoint

    Exit slip

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    9-20-18

    Learning Targets- see previous day

    Group Powerline Activity

    What Freedom Means to Me

    Exit slip

  • English I Unit II-Freedom

    9-19-17

    Bellwork-Pronouns

    Learning Targets

    • I can identify original US seminal documents and their  literary importance.

    • I can identify the purpose, related themes, and ideas discussed in US seminal documents.

    • I can tell the meaning of the word “rhetoric.”

    • I can identify rhetorical techniques.

    • I can explain how and why an author uses rhetoric.

    • I can explain how and why the rhetorical techniques the author uses express his/her point of view or purpose.

    • I can support my explanation of the text with specific how/why examples from the text   

    1. Introduction to Freedom Unit

    2. Quotations group Activity

    3. Exit Slip

  • Makeup/ Reading Day

    9-18-17

    Bellwork- reflection on unit and learning targets

    Learning Targets

    LT1: I can annotate a text to determine what it says explicitly

    LT2: I can make logical inferences based on annotations of a text.

    LT3: I can cite textual evidence when writing or speaking to draw conclusions from a text.

    Agenda

    Complete summative assessement if not finished.

    Read on novel for Novel Project (due December 8th)

    Exit slip- what novel are you reading? author? # of pages? what projects do you plan on completing?

  • Summative Assessment Unit 1

    9-14-17 and 9-15-17

    Bellwork- Pronouns

    Learning Targets

    Lt-1 I can annotate a text to determine what it says explicitly

    LT 2 I can make logical inferences based on annotations of a text

    LT 3 I can cite textual evidence when writing or speaking to draw conclusions from a text.

    Agenda :Summative Assessment Unit 1: Annotation

    Those that finish early will have a reading day for their novel project. (Novel Project Due Date is December 8th)

    Exit Slip

  • Practice for summative assessment

    9-13-17

    Bellwork-Pronouns

    LT1: I can annotate a text to determine what it says explicitly.

     LT2: I can make logical inferences based on annotations of a text.

     LT3: I can cite textual evidence when writing or speaking to draw conclusions from a text.

    Activity: Read poem "Those Winter Sundays"

    Answer questions in text and practice Learning Targets

    Discussion of poem

    Exit slip

  • Review of formative assessement

    9-11-17 and 9-12-17

    Bellwork - Pronouns

    Learning targets

    LT1: I can annotate a text to determine what it says explicitly.

     LT2: I can make logical inferences based on annotations of a text.

     LT3: I can cite textual evidence when writing or speaking to draw conclusions from a text.

    Review content of formative assessessment over "Digging"

    Exit Slip

  • English I Annotation unit 1

    Sept 8, 2017

    Bellwork: Look up examples of different types of pronouns

    Learning targets:

    LT1: I can annotate a text to determine what it says explicitly.

    LT2: I can make logical inferences based on annotations of a text.

    LT3: I can cite textual evidence when writing or speaking to draw conclusions from a text.

    Agenda: Free Write Friday-respond to a writing prompt and share writing with class.

    Exit slip: share out

     

     

  • Eng I annotation unit Formative Assessement

    Sept.6 and 7, 2017

    Bellwork: Look up types of pronouns

    Learning targets:

    LT1: I can annotate a text to determine what it says explicitly.

     LT2: I can make logical inferences based on annotations of a text.

     LT3: I can cite textual evidence when writing or speaking to draw conclusions from a text.

    Agenda: Formative Assessment Unit 1 Annotation

    "Digging" by Seamus Heaney- annotate poems and answer questions.

    Exit Slip

     

  • Eng I Annotation Unit

    Sept 5, 2017 

    Bellwork: formative assessment over types of nouns

    Learning Targets:

    LT1: I can annotate a text to determine what it says explicitly.

     LT2: I can make logical inferences based on annotations of a text.

    LT3: I can cite textual evidence when writing or speaking to draw conclusions from a text.

    Agenda-Annotate text on Sustainable Development and answer questions

    Exit Slip: write one inference based on text

  • Free Write Friday

    9-1-17

    Bellwork: Writing prompt

    Learning Targets:

    • I can respond to a prompt creatively.
    • I can draw on my own life experiences to create a writing.
    • Exit slip: Share our writing.
  • On demand writing
    • On demand writing 

      Edit   Delete

      8-31-17

      • Bell work

      • Learning Targets

      • Produce clear and coherent writing.

      • Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting.

      • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

      • Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

      • Look at rubric

      • On-Demand Writing Prompt

      • Complete writing assessment

      • Exit slip: turn in completed writing

    •   On demand writing 

      Edit   Delete

      8-30-17

       

      • Bell work

      • Review the following noun types:

      • What is an abstract noun?  Give 3 examples.

      • What is a concrete noun?  Give 3 examples.

      • What is a common noun? Give 3 examples.

      • Change the following words to singular possessive, plural, and plural possessive

      • Girl

      • Goose

      • People

      •  
      • What is a proper noun? Give 3 examples.

      • What is a collective noun? Give three examples.

      • Learning Targets

      • Produce clear and coherent writing.

      • Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting.

      • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

      • Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

      • Look at rubric

      • On-Demand Writing Prompt

      • Read three articles

      • Make writing plan

      • Exit Slip- How prepared am I to complete my writing assessment for tomorrow?

  • Formative Assessment

    8-25-17

    Formative Assessment Monday 8-28-17 over singular, plural and possessive forms of nouns. Review previous bellwork.

  • Free Write Friday

    8-25-17

    Bellwork: singular, plural and possessive nouns.

    Learning targets:

    • LT1: I can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support what a text says explicitly.

    • LT2: I can cite strong and thorough evidence to support analysis of inferences drawn from a text.

              LT3: I can explain how diction (word choice) adds to     the overall tone of a text.

    Activity: Final discussion of A Sound of Thunder, turn in Cornell Notes over story.

    Exit Slip: Free Write Friday prompt and share out.

  • Formative Assessment

     

    8-25-17

    Bellwork formative assessment Monday 8-28-17 over singular, plural and possessive forms of nouns. Review previous bellwork.

  • Free Write Friday

     

    8-25-17

    Bell Work: possessive and plural noun practice

    Learning targets:

    LT1: I can annotate a text to determine what it says explicitly.

     LT2: I can make logical inferences based on annotations of a text.

     LT3: I can cite textual evidence when writing or speaking to draw conclusions from a text.

    Activity: Answer questions over the poem Sleep Positions from previous day.

    Exit Slip: Free Write Friday Writing Prompt and Share out.

  • Sleep Positions

    8-24-17

    • Bell Work

    • The singular form of each noun is given. Write the other forms requested.

    • Singular Singular Possessive Plural Plural Possessive

    • Example    book         book’s books books’

    • 1. company

      2. piano

      3. hem

      4. exercise

       

    • Learning Targets

    • LT1: I can annotate a text to determine what it says explicitly.

    • LT2: I can make logical inferences based on annotations of a text.

    • LT3: I can cite textual evidence when writing or speaking to draw conclusions from a tex 
    •  

    • Sleep Positions (Annotation & Questions)

    • Exit slip: How did annotating the text help you understand Sleep Positions?

    •  

     

  • August 16, 2017

     

    Bellwork:

    Write four sentences that contain both a concrete noun and an abstract noun.

    Agenda:

    • Bell Work

    • Learning Targets

      • I can represent a topic creatively.

      • I can use appropriate presentation skills.

      • I can respectfully listen to other presentations and turn in my rubric.
    • Begin Presentations
  • August 15, 2017

    Bellwork:

    Identify each of the following nouns:concrete or abstract:

    Bird, Love, Dog, Mother, Freedom, Picture, Loyalty, Friendship, Friend, School

    Agenda:

    • Bell Work

    • Learning Targets

      • I can represent a topic creatively.

      • I can use appropriate presentation skills.

      • I can respectfully listen to other presentations and turn in my rubric.
    • Sign up for google classroom

    • Work on project

    • Exit Slip
  • Monday August 14,2017

    Bellwork:

    Using a SmartPhone or Chromebook, look up the following terms:

    • Concrete Noun

    • Abstract Noun

    Write the definitions and give five examples of each.

    Agenda:

    • Bell Work

    • Learning Targets

      • I can represent a topic creatively.

      • I can use appropriate presentation skills.

      • I can respectfully listen to other presentations and turn in my rubric.
    • Sign up for Google Classroom

    • Presentation

    • Exit Slip
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