• Quarter 3

    Week 2 of 10: January 14-18, 2019 

    Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

    Monday, January 14: 

    Class: Planner was copied and resources were taped into composition book. Final draft requirements were discussed and inserted into the back inside cover of the composition book. Each student needs to turn in a total of four copies of their final draft Thursday, 01/17/19 following the format provided on the final draft instruction sheet. Student ID numbers for the essay were provided. The opening paragraph was reviewed and two resource pages inserted (pp 56-57). Four closing paragraph resource pages were inserted-‘triggers’ and ‘how’- So What? So Why? These were discussed; a sample closing paragraph was read aloud, and marked-up following the guidelines of the rubric. Students had time to begin writing their closing paragraph for the remainder of the period.

    Period 1-turned in “Dude”

    HM:  complete WW 9 E and work on your final draft of your essay/revisions-use the rubric

     

    Opening resources for composition book

    Closing resources for composition book

    Final draft requirements 

    PPT Slides- closing, sample, requirements


    Tuesday, January 15:

    Class:  We completed the self-assessment of the rough draft. Questions were addressed/answered. Film- 2081: students were asked to identify a minimum of 15 plus differences between the short story, “Harrison Bergeron” and the film version, 2081. Additionally, students were asked to recognize parallels between the story/film and the story “Sleeping Beauty” and/or the story of the Crucifixion?

    HM: continue your final draft of your essay/revisions-use the rubric and your composition book. Your final draft is typed or in blue/black ink following MLA format-due Thursday, 01/17/19. Make sure you have all four copies with you prior to the start of class. All prewriting will be turned in Thursday-maps and rough draft.

    WW 9 E due tomorrow.

    Film-2081

     

     Works Cited page

     



    Quarter 3

    Week 1 of 10: January 7-11, 2019 

    Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

    Monday, January 7: planner copied/due dates written into WW books

    Class: Three quarter three late work/potty passes were passed out. Students were asked to write their name in ink on these and place them in a safe place. These will not be replaced if lost/stolen. We completed a WW 9 vocabulary and A-D introduction. Flash cards were started. “Dude” a student written passage was read aloud and transitions were identified and highlighted. These transitions were appropriately placed on the branches of a transitions classification map. We will wrap up this activity tomorrow.  

    HM:  review your elaboration map from “HB” and AH- is it done? What about the opening paragraph? Complete WW 9 f/c.

    "Dude" transition practice


    Tuesday, January 8:

    Class:  WW 9 f/c were practiced with a partner while I checked them for completion. All classes completed the “Dude” transition tree map begun yesterday. We backwards mapped the “Dude” passage similarly to the elaboration maps for Among the Hidden and “Harrison Bergeron.”  Period 4 added transitions to the backwards map. Periods 1 through 3 will finish this step tomorrow.  

    HM: Complete WW 9 A-D.

    "Dude" backwards map


    Wednesday, January 9:

    Class: Periods 1 through 3 added transitions to “Dude”. “Dude” was read aloud without transitions. Students decided that the passage was ‘boring,” “humdrum,’ ‘childlike,’ sounded like a list,’ etcetera without the transitions.   

    Opening paragraph of essay was reviewed and we moved to the “Harrison Bergeron” elaboration map. “Talk off the map” to add transitions. Using a different color pen/pencil, we talked-off and added transitional words/phrases to each piece of the “HB” map (paragraph 2).  Did it sound correct? Appropriate? Next, the sentence was written off the map beneath the opening paragraph. We continued this process through the map/paragraph two. Students had time to work on this paragraph in class.

    HM: finish your rough draft of “HB” paragraph 2 and complete paragraph 3. We will write ATH off the map tomorrow.


    Thursday, January 10:

    Class: WW 9 A-D due/collected. Students ‘talked-off’ adding appropriate compare/contrast transitions and ‘wrote-off’ from their Among the Hidden map. This is paragraph #4 the essay. Complete paragraph #5 in the same manner tonight.

    HM: complete paragraph 4 and 5. Rough draft (opening through the paragraph 5) due tomorrow.


    Friday, January 11:

    Class: Wordly Wise books were returned and students were reminded that WW 9 E is due Wednesday, 01/16. “Dude” transition practice was collected from all classes, but 1st period. The rough draft was checked for completion. A self-assessment of their rough draft using the rubric was modeled. As I modeled a self-assessment marking-up a rough draft, students completed a mark-up in the same fashion to their own rough draft.  See attached example: rubric and two paragraphs with mark-ups and highlights completed.  

    HM: complete your self-assessment.

    Self-Assessed [partial] essay with Rubric and mark-ups



    Quarter 2 Final Week

    December 17-20, 2018

    Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

    ****Turn in your Among the Hidden books by Thursday, December 20th ****

    Monday, December 17: planner copied

    Class: Students had 15 minutes to work on WW 5-8 review while I checked their Wordly Wise quarter 2 (Lessons 5- 8) f/c in their composition book. Elaboration map- Parallels to Among the Hidden how/reason #1 with evidence (quote/s).

    HM:  Finish parallel how/reason #1 with evidence (quote/s).

    HM: WW 5-8 review due Tuesday, 12/18/Thursday, 12/20 for Periods 1, 2, and 3 and Wednesday, 12/19 for Periods 4 and 7.

     Elab. Map Parallel #1 


    Tuesday, December 18:  Block- Periods 1, 2, 3

    Class:  WW 5-8 review collected for those that finished. Students who did not can turn in in on Thursday. Analogy map- HB parallels to AH collect. This had the brainstorm of sacrifices on the back. Sequence map- Noises with FOR- setting was also collected. The elaboration map was completed today-parallels to Among the Hidden how/reason #2 with evidence (quote/s). The opening paragraph was written today using a simile as a hook and a template. See slides.   

    HM: make sure your elaboration map is complete-both sides. Opening paragraph rough draft using template.

    Elab Map Parallel #2

    Opening Paragraph

     


    Wednesday, December 19: Period 4 today

    Class: WW 5-8 review collected. Analogy map- HB parallels to AH was collected. This map had the brainstorm of sacrifices on the back. Sequence map- Noises with FOR- setting was also collected. The elaboration map was completed today-parallels to Among the Hidden how/reason #2 with evidence (quote/s). The opening paragraph was written today using a simile as a hook and a template. See slides.   

    HM: make sure your elaboration map is complete-both sides. Opening paragraph rough draft using template.

     

    Elab Map Parallel #2

    Opening Paragraph

     


    Thursday, December 20:

    Class: Quarter 2 late/potty passes collected. WW 5-8 review graded. WW books left here on the shelf. Students had time to wrap-up either their elaboration map and/or opening paragraph-no homework over break. Students removed stivky notes from their Among the Hidden books and returned it the library if their quotes were completed on their map. Some students chose to leave their completed prewriting (map and opening) here at school in the bin for 'safekeeping'. 

    HM: none. Enjoy the Holiday Season with your family and friends. Merry Christmas and see you next year!


    Friday, December 14: no school today

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    HM:



    Quarter 2 Week 8 of 8

    December 10-14, 2018

    Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

    Monday, December 10: 

    Class: Wordly Wise Lesson 8 f/c were practiced after copying their planner. We completed a discussion in the Frame of reference on their sequence map of noises: setting/television as a powerful force. Next, we identified common relationships/parallels between the novel, Among the Hidden and the short story, “Harrison Bergeron.” We showed these relationships using an analogies map (Bridge map). Students need to have a total of eight parallels. On the back of the paper, we brainstormed the sacrifices that were made in “Harrison Bergeron” using a defining map (circle map).

    HM:  Finish identifying parallels-you need eight. Big Ideas and Similes are due tomorrow. These are on the front and back of one paper.

    HM: Start working on WW 8 E due Wednesday, 12/12. If you need help, you can come to tutoring tomorrow afterschool from 2:30 to 3:30. WW 8 test on Friday, 12/14. This is the last test of the quarter.  

    Among the Hidden parallels to "Harrison Bergeron" analogies map

    Sacrifice brainstorm


    Tuesday, December 11

    Class:  The Big Ideas and Similes analogies maps were collected. Together we identified and circled sacrifices in the brainstorm map from “HB” that also occurred in ATH. These similarities were the ribbon to our expository writing prompt: How do Kurt Vonnegut and Margaret Peterson Haddix warn their readers of the potential drawbacks of an all too powerful government?  We dissected the prompt into its parts and created a thinking map that supported the prompts question. Most students completed the ‘sequence of effects’ map in class.  

    HM: Finish the sequence of effects map. WW 8E due tomorrow- make sure you are restating the questions in your answers, using WW’s, and parenthetical citations.

    Prompt and Sequence of Effects map


    Wednesday, December 12:

    Class: WW 8 E due/collected. Sequence of effects map was reviewed. This sequence of effects map and a handout/format of the elaboration map was stapled to piece of large white construction paper. The construction paper was folded into four columns matching the elaboration map. Students in groups practiced ‘Global and distinctly different ideas’ by naming the idea based on given examples. Next, the elaboration map was introduced. Student chose one of their two big ideas from their sequence of effects map and wrote it on the construction paper. Together, using definitions, the idea was clarified.  “HB” example 1 and evidence for example #1 was explained. Students began adding ideas to their paper and should work on this tonight.

    HM: work on elaboration map- “HB” example 1 and evidence

    Elaboration Map


    Thursday, December 13: substitute today 5th through 7th 

    Class: WW 8 S/G and f/c tape-in composition book. Finish elaboration map- “HB” example 1 and begin “HB” example 2.

    HM: Study guide and unfinished portion of elaboration map

    Elaboration Map

     


    Friday, December 14: substitute today

    Class: WW 8 S/G due. WW 8 Test. Elaboration map- finish “HB” example 2 and evidence

    HM: WW 5-8 review due Tuesday, 12/18 for Periods 1, 2, and 3 and Wednesday, 12/19 for Periods 4 and 7.  WW Lessons 5-8 f/c tape-in will be checked Monday.

    Elaboration Map

     



     Quarter 2 Week 7 of 8

    December 3-7, 2018

    Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

    Monday, December 3: copy planner

    Class: Wordly Wise Lesson 8 vocabulary introduction and f/c assigned-due tomorrow. We wrote notes in our composition book page 188 regarding analogies. These notes should be used when completing WW 8 Part D; a ‘relating factor’ should be written into your book for each analogy/question. Satire and a dystopian-like society was defined. We completed a first read/listen of “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut. We listened to ‘get the gist’ of the story and also marked and Signposts noticed (blue pen/highlighter). A minimum of 15+ SP should be identified and 5 Anchor Questions on the back of the story answered.  

    HM:  Finish identifying a minimum of 15 Signposts and answer 5 Anchor questions.

    HM: You should be adding the ‘glitter and glamor’ to your Among the Hidden Graphic Essay project. Otherwise, it is completed in all other areas. Due tomorrow. 

    HM: WW 8 f/c due Tuesday, 12/4; A-D due Thursday, 12/6; E due Wednesday, 12/12. Study guide due and test on Friday, 12/14. 

    "Harrison Bergeron" link


    Tuesday, December 4

    Class:  WW 8 f/c were practiced while Graphic Essay projects were collected. Period 7 discussed found Signposts while projects were collected. The comments in AERIES will state if your child DID NOT turn in their project today.  We continued our close read of “HB” looking for/sharing additional Signposts. Five anchor questions should be answered. We added an additional layer to this close read: big ideas. We set up an analogies map and completed three of these together in class. Students should complete this analogies map at home tonight through page three of the story.

    HM: finish the analogies map through page three of the story. Answer 5 Anchor Questions.

    Big Ideas Analogies Map 


    Wednesday, December 5:

    Class: Students discussed in groups the Big Ideas and Signposts they identified on pages 2 and 3 of “HB.” As a class, we dissected each paragraph of page four together for SP’s and BI’s. Students are to finish as homework pages 5 and 6 tonight in the same manner. Another layer was added to this close read: similes. We set up the analogies map with two relating factors and completed an example from paragraph 6 together. Groups had some time in class to hunt for at some more similes together. The map should have seven similes. 

    HM: WW A-D due Thursday, 12/6. Finish “HB”.  

    Similes Map


    Thursday, December 6: a snowy-good time

    Class: WW 8 A-D corrected and collected. Declaration of Independence activity and the Quickwrite was collected. We completed a second simile example together and added it to the Analogies Map. Students had time to locate and determine the meaning of similes in groups- finish as homework tonight. A sequence map was begun to recount the noises broadcast by the government and their increased intensity and violence. We located the first three ‘noises/sounds’ and discussed the use of and purpose for the specific noise used. We will continue tomorrow.  

    HM: Your 15+ Signposts and 5 Anchor questions from Monday/Tuesday should be done. The Big Ideas analogies map with two examples each (class Tuesday) needs to be wrapped up. Tonight finish the similes map, a total of seven, from class Wednesday/Thursday. Don’t fall behind. These will be collected next week.

     

    Big Ideas Map

     Similes Map

    Sounds Sequence Map


    Friday, December 7:

    Class: WW book were returned and time was spent reviewing the next story-WW8E, due on 12/12. We completed the recount of the escalating noises in the sequence. A peer discussion of the Frame of reference: setting/television was begun, but will be completed on Monday.

    HM: WW 8 E due Wednesday, 12/12. Study guide due and test on Friday, 12/14. 

    Sounds Sequence Map

    "Harrison Bergeron" link



    Quarter 2 Week 6 of 8

    November 26-30, 2018 for Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

    Monday, November 26: copied planner

    Class:  WW books were returned and students either practiced their f/c or set-up WW7E. We taped- in TM text structures and signal words into page 46, TM map combinations page 47, elaboration strategies-Maggie and Dude  pages 53-54. These will be utilized during mini-lessons throughout the week and school year. Graphic Essay project ‘q and a’. Project paper passed out. A pre-reading activity was begun starting with the Declaration of Independence- agreements (+), disagreements (-), question(?), and comments. Students also defined the following: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness according to the authors of the document. We will continue tomorrow.

     

    HM: Complete WW 7 E-due Thursday, 11/29. You can go to tutoring Tuesday for help with any unanswered WW7 questions or to work on your project. Among the Hidden Graphic Essay - work on a little bit each night and before you know it, you will have a masterpiece.  This is due next week Tuesday. 


    Tuesday, November 27: 

    Class: Transitions- Family Vacation Cloze activity. Transitions were identified as to their purpose/function and color-coded. A short passage was read. Appropriate and varied transitions were selected based on their purpose/function and placed into the passage.   Students shared their definitions for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Part 2 of the question was shared aloud as well.

    HM: AtH Graphic Essay project. Make sure you have your WW 7 f/c and tape tomorrow. You will have a substitute, so be on your best behavior.


    Wednesday, November 28: substitute today. 

     


    Thursday, November 29:

    Class: WW 7 E was collected as was the transitions worksheet. We reviewed yesterday’s vocabulary handout for our upcoming short story, “Harrison Bergeron.” It is due tomorrow.  Each class finished the Declaration of Independence. Students generated a definition for equality using a circle map; three forms of equality were discussed and added. Periods 1 through 3 also discussed the importance of completion and whether they agree or disagreed. Period 4 will continue here tomorrow.   

    HM: AtH Graphic Essay project. Finish your study guide. There will not be a WW test tomorrow.


    Friday, November 30:

    Class:

    All periods: Study Guides were corrected and collected. Vocabulary for “Harrison Bergeron” was checked for accuracy; students evaluated their inferred definitions with a plus, check, or minus before turning in the worksheet.

    Periods 1, 2, and 4: We completed ‘the competition is necessary’ (agree/disagree) explanation and class discussion. The social divisions found in Among the Hidden were discussed as a class activity on the board, and a five-minute Quickwrite was completed.

    Period 3 completed all of the above, except the Quickwrite. 

    Quickwrite 

    HM: The Among the Hidden Graphic Essay project is due Tuesday.  



    Quarter 2 Week 5 of 8

    November 12-16, 2018

    for Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

    Monday, November 12: Veteran’s Day

    Class: no class today       

    HM:

    Tuesday, November 13:  copy planner

    Class: MM 2.7 was completed. WW 7 was introduced and students had time to work on/complete their f/c. Graded work was returned and placed in a folder. Students were asked to take this out of their backpacks when they got home.

    HM: Tonight read Chapters 18-20 and sticky-note what you notice-SP’s and BI’s. Finish/study WW 7 f/c-due tomorrow.

     


    Wednesday, November 14:

    Class: WW 7 f/c due- f/c checked for completion while students practiced with their neighbor. MM Unit 2 part b’s- 2.2b and 2.4b only were completed. We reviewed some ideas/examples from Among the Hidden that support big ideas. In addition, the elaboration plan with FOR (blue paper) was further discussed with an explanation and an example provided on the board on how it can be filled in and what a ‘plan’ could look like.  Each class had between 15-25 minutes to read and sticky note (chapters 21-25) or work on the graphic essay project if the reading is complete.

     

    HM: Read Chapters 21-25. Sticky-note Signposts you notice, as well as, Big Ideas. OR You should plan-create the elaboration map with a frame of reference (FOR).  WW 7 A-D due tomorrow.

    Graphic Essay Elaboration Map/Plan Set-Up


    Thursday, November 15:

    Class: WW 7 A-D was self-corrected and turned in. We connected some additional examples with big ideas/themes and tell-me more’s. We placed them into a elaboration map on the whiteboard and practiced talking-it off the map. Classes had twenty to twenty-five minutes to read and sticky note chapters 26-30 or work on the graphic essay plan if they had already finished reading. The elaboration map includes a frame of reference (FOR). Those not finished reading were reminded that they need to tonight.        

     

    HM: finish reading chapters 26-30. Sticky-note Signposts you notice, as well as, Big Ideas. Make sure MM Unit 2 is complete. It will be collected tomorrow.

     

    Graphic Essay Elaboration Map/Plan Set-Up

    Global Ideas, Themes/Big Ideas, and Examples found in AtH


    Friday, November 16:

    Class: MM Unit 2 due. Paper for graphic essay poster was passed out. Students created/continued creating their plan-elaboration map. It was expected that the three big ideas/themes, examples, and tell-me-more’s were filled in (words/phrases only, sentences not required for the plan/map) by the end of the class period.   

     

    HM: Did you finish reading Among the Hidden as required Thursday, 11/15? Work on your Graphic Essay Poster? Due Tuesday, December 4th. Enjoy your Thanksgiving break with family and friends.   

    Graphic Essay Poster Project



    Quarter 2 Week 4 of 8

    November 5-9, 2018 / Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4 

    Monday, November 5: students copy planner

    Class: WW 6 f/c practice. Pre-reading activities for Among the Hidden: agree and disagree statements in groups with two individual reflection questions. Some classes had time to start ‘possible sentences’ and ‘questions I still have.’ We will finish tomorrow during book check-out.

     

    *Bring a new zip-loc baggy to school for novel and earn extra credit points. Have your ID card with you tomorrow or you won’t be able to check out your book.       

    HM: Complete WW 6 E tonight.

    Pre-reading: ‘possible sentences’ and ‘questions I still have.’  

     


    Tuesday, November 6: 

    Class: MM 2.5a was completed. Pre-reading activity for Among the Hidden ‘possible sentences’ and ‘questions I still have’ were completed and shared with the class. Students checked out their novel Among the Hidden and received extra credit today for coming to class with their ID card and zip-loc storage baggy. Students were shown how to get to the class webpage for ATH and listen to the chapter audios (speed up/slow down and turn on the subtitles).  Link below.  As students read, they will need to sticky-note Signposts noticed, as well as, Big Ideas. Students should use their blue bookmark as a guide. Chapter 1 was read aloud and sticky-noted. Students were told that there will be assigned chapters each day. The book will be completed by Thursday, 11/15. If you read ahead, don’t be a spoiler-those only belong on cars not in the classroom.

    HM: Tonight read Chapter 2-5 and sticky-note what you notice-SP’s and BI’s.

    Pre-reading: ‘possible sentences’ and ‘questions I still have.’  

    ATH audio links by chapter and project information.


    Wednesday, November 7:

    Class: WW 6 E due/collected. Each class had time to work on/complete the front side of the WW 6 s/g and tape-in their f/c to pages 90-91 in their composition book. Periods 4 and 7 revisited and revised, as necessary, their ‘possible sentences’ and questions from Monday-these were collected. ATH Graphic Essay Poster Project was introduced. Periods 4 and 7 will finish the intro tomorrow and periods 1-3 will revisit their ‘possible sentences’.    

    HM: Read Chapters 6-10. Sticky-note Signposts you notice, as well as, Big Ideas.  Complete the s/g before class Friday.


    Thursday, November 8:

    Class: MM 2.6a was completed. Periods one, two, and three revisited and revised, as necessary, their ‘possible sentences’ and questions from Monday-these were collected. These class period read for the remainder of the class period. Period 4 finished the ATH Graphic Essay Poster Project introduction. Students read for the remainder of the class period.  

    HM: finish reading chapters 11-15. Sticky-note Signposts you notice, as well as, Big Ideas. Review your s/g for tomorrows test 

     


    Friday, November 9:

    Class: WW 6 s/g was corrected and collected. Students completed WW 6 Test. The remaining of the period was spent reading. Students were advised that next week we will be finishing the book and planning their graphic essay poster. Materials may be brought to class for the poster.

     

    HM: read through chapter 17 or more :)  Sticky-note Signposts you notice, as well as, Big Ideas.



    Quarter 2 Week 3 of 8:

    October 29- November 2, 2018

    for Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

    Monday, October 29: 

    Class: Time was given for students to copy this weeks planner. WW 6 vocabulary was introduced and we went over parts A-D. We reviewed the expectations on their handout by highlighting/color-coding the paragraph format, elaboration map, and example paragraph. Students began their own elaboration map using their opinion, clarification statement/ideas with these expectations in mind. Everyone was reminded to finish it as homework if they didn’t finish the map in class.      

    HM: Make sure elaboration map is completed: 2 examples with three tell-mores for each including a c/e and/or c/c.  

    HM: WW 6 due Tuesday, 10/30. A-D due Thursday, 11/01.  E due Wednesday, 11/7 and study guide passed out. Study guide due and test Friday, 11/09.

    Color-coded handout

    Elaboration map


    Tuesday, October 30: 

    Class: WW 6 f/c were practiced/checked for completion. We reviewed the rubric for the elaborative paragraph.  Using the completed elaboration map, students began their rough draft following these steps: ‘talked-off’ the map, added an appropriate transition (pages 50-52 in composition book), talked it again and asked/answered “does it sound right?” Next, they ‘wrote-off’ the map (rough draft) and made sure to cross off the elaborative map as each box was completed. If the rough draft wasn’t completed in class, it needs to be finished as homework.

    HM: finish writing off the map- rough draft due tomorrow.

    Talk-off, write-off PPT Slide 


    Wednesday, October 31: minimum day/staff development

    Class: Requirements for the final draft were reviewed: MLA format and 2 copies (one for your portfolio and one to assess), due on Friday. Using the rubric (pink paper passed out yesterday), student’s located/marked-up their paragraph according to the criteria and gave themselves a rough draft score. The mark-ups were color-coded and labeled just like the elaboration map. This is your baseline score to understand where you can improve/revise your paragraph. There will be some time in class tomorrow to work on their final draft.  

    HM: Work on your paragraph improvements/revisions. Use the rubric as your guide and resources in your composition book.  

    *Marked-up paragraph with rubric and the elaboration map with transitions will be collected  on Friday with your final draft.

    Rubric

    Requirements


    Thursday, November 1:

    Class: MM 2.3a was completed. WW 6 A-D was self-corrected and turned in. We went through the scored rubric and rough draft looking for ‘holes’ in the writing. How can it be improved/revised? Resources in the composition book were reviewed as to how and where to utilize them in the paragraph. MLA format discussed. The remaining class time was spent typing/writing the final draft in MLA format.

    *Students were reminded that tutoring would be held in the computer lab for those needing a computer to type/print their work.

     

    HM: Two copies of your elaborative paragraph are due tomorrow. You will turn in your self-assessed/marked-up rough draft and scored rubric. In addition, I will collect your elaboration map with 8-10 transitions and cross-off’s.  

    Rubric

    Requirements


    Friday, November 2:

    Class: MM 2.4a was completed. WW books returned. Students followed the step-by-step process for completing a final self-assessment of their final draft paragraph using the blue rubric. The following was papercliped together and collected at the close of the period: elaboration map with highlighted name and transitions, rough draft with scored pink rubric stapled, final draft portfolio copy, and on the top of the stack was the self-assessed final draft with the blue, scored rubric stapled to the marked-up paragraph.

     

    HM: WW 6 E due Wednesday, 11/7 and study guide will be passed out. Study guide due and test on Friday, 11/09.

    Final Self-Assessment Rubric



    Quarter 2 Week 2 of 8

    October 22-26, 2018 for Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

    Monday, October 22: 

    Class: Today we focused on the other side of the cause and effect map-Effects of the change. Students brainstormed with their partner five+ effects from the five causes. We added the effect language/transitions to our composition book pages 50-51. Students practice talking their ideas off the map –cause, prompt, effect using different transitions.  Each class began writing the ideas off the map 3 different ways-see PPT slide- and finish as homework.   

    HM: finish writing your c/e’s off the map; begin WW 5 E

    PPT slide: Cause/Effect- write it off the map 3 Ways


     

     

    Tuesday, October 23: 

    Class: Students had time to work on WW 5 E, f/c practice, or wrap up their c/e sentences from yesterday. We reviewed each of the three sentences, highlighting the punctuation and transitions in each.  Elaboration practice continued today. Students compared and contrasted two characters of their choice using a compare/contrast map.  With a partner, they determined how the two characters are both alike and different-thinking of characteristics, experiences, values/morals, etc. Students utilized their resource section of their composition book pages 133-175 as a springboard. Compare/contrast transition language was added to the elaboration techniques tree map pages 50-51. The map, if incomplete, needs to be finished as homework.

    HM: finish your c/c map. WW 5E due tomorrow. Test on Friday, 10/26.

     

    Compare,Contrast map


    Wednesday, October 24:

    Class: Students taped in their WW 5 f/c into pages 88-89 and began their WW 5 S/G. WW 5E was collected. Each class practiced “talking” ideas off the compare/contrast map using appropriate transitions (page 50-51). C/C needed to be written it off the map four different ways- 2 contrasts and 2 comparisons; transitions and punctuation needed to be highlighted. Students were asked to finish this as homework. The writing prompt was reviewed and students went o their c/e map and selected one of the ideas to deal with for their paper. An example of an opinion statement including TAG and clarification statement using an appropriate transition was provided. Each class will finish writing their own opinion/clarification statement tomorrow.

     

    HM: Finish your c/c map write-off and work on your study guide

     

    Compare/Contrast write off

     

    Opinion, Clarification Statement


    Thursday, October 25:

    Class: Students completed an opinion statement and clarification statement with transition. They practiced switching the statements and selected the one they preferred. We continued with strategies moving on to ‘examples’ and ‘additions’. We added examples transitions and addition transition to the elaboration techniques tree map (page 50-51). A handout was provided for the PPT slides, so students can refer to the steps as we go through them. An example paragraph with an opinion statement, clarification statement, and each of the strategies we have been practicing ( c/c, c/e, and newest example, addition) was shared. Students created an elaboration map and filled in their opinion, clarification ideas. They were asked to think of two examples they could use to support their statements by tomorrow.

    HM: review your s/g and come up with two examples that support your opinion.

    Handout-PPT Slides


    Friday, October 26:

    Class: WW 5 study guide was collected and WW 5 test completed. Students tallied their RT-SP and RT-BI and turned these in. Students self-assessed their cause/effect map and write-off’s, compare/contrast map and write-off’s. These, too, were turned in. Time was spent working on WW 6 flashcards after completing the WW5 test. We will continue with our RT- expository writing/elaboration map next week. 

     

    HM: WW 6 due Tuesday, 10/30. A-D due Thursday, 11/01.  E due Wednesday, 11/07 and study guide passed out. Study guide due and test Friday, 11/09.

     



    Quarter 2 Week 1 of 8: Periods 1, 2, 3,and 4

    October 15-19, 2018

    Monday, October 15: 

    Class:  Mechanics Matters Unit 2 introduction completed. WW 5 new words introduced, Parts A-D reviewed, and students copied due dates into their workbooks. Good Words resources were inserted into their resource section of their composition book pages 179 through 187. Students created a tree map in their ‘Word Collector’ section with three branches (nouns, verbs, and feelings). They choose words from each of the resources that they think relate to the Titans and could be used to make their memoirs stronger/better. Each branch should have 15 plus words. Tonight students should revise memoirs, perhaps using these better/ more precise words. Late passes/potty passes for the quarter were passed out and the late work policy was reviewed.  

    HM: Complete WW 5 flash cards- due tomorrow. Finish/revise Remember the Titans memoirs X10 and best 1 to a final project with an illustration-due tomorrow. Journals 1 through 3 will be collected tomorrow after we complete Journal 4. 

    Late work policy

    Resources that were inserted today pages 179-187


    Tuesday, October 16: 

    Class: WW 5 f/c were practiced and checked for completion. Memoirs were collected while students completed their RT Word Collection tree map (15+ per branch) using their resources inserted yesterday and finished the MM Unit 2 practice. Students watched a short video, "I am not black; you’re not white" and completed  journal response #4. Journals 1 through 4 will be collected tomorrow.

    HM: WW 1-4 crossword review and check that Journals 1 through 4 are thorough.

     

     

    Journal 1

     

    Journal 2

     

    Journal 3

     

     "I am not black; you’re not white."    

     

    Journal 4

     


    Wednesday, October 17:

    Class: Mechanics Matters Lesson 2.1a was completed with a partner and corrected whole class. Journals 1 through 4 were collected. We will begin working with four more elaboration techniques in the next several days:  example, addition, cause/effect, and compare/contrast using what you know about the Titans as your focus for writing. Students were instructed that the writing prompt should guide the thinking map they will use organize their ideas/information. Students talked with their neighbors to determine the appropriate map for the prompt. After some discussion and dissecting of the prompt’s language, the expository prompt (writing to explain), will begin with a cause and effect map.  Classes created a cause map and brainstormed at least 5 causes that produced change in the film. We completed two causes together and the other three needed to be completed with their partner. If they did not come up with five, they were instructed to finish as homework. Period 1 added “cause” transitions in a color to their tree map in your composition book (pgs 50-51).  All other classes will do this tomorrow.

    HM: finish WW 5 A-D

    Prompt

    Cause map

    Cause transition for page 50-51 ~period 1


    Thursday, October 18: Great American Shakeout today at 10:18 during 4th period and Meet the Bulldogs Assembly

    Class: WW 1-4 crossword and WW 5 A-D due; students corrected their WW 5 A-D and turned in their books.  Elaboration practice continued in each class, but 4th period due to the earthquake drill. Students shared their ideas to a class map: ‘causes for change’ in RT. Students need five + on their map. We added the language of a cause map to pages 50-51 into our composition book elaboration strategies/techniques tree map. Using this ‘language’/transitions, students practiced talking off the map. Tomorrow we will write it off the map. 

    HM: none

    Prompt

    Cause map

    Cause transition for page 50-51


    Friday, October 19:

    Class: Mechanics Matters Lesson 2.2a was completed. WW books were returned and the Part E expectations sheet was taped into the inside cover with example answers. Classes finished talking off the map their causes. The back of the paper was used to write off the map all five into complete sentences using good language and appropriate cause transitions.

    HM: make sure all five are written off-the map; begin working on WW 5E if you week coming up is busy.



    Quarter 1 Week 8 of 8: Periods 1, 2, 3,and 4

    October 8-12, 2018

    Monday, October 8

    Class: Journal #3-Fight was completed today while I walked around and collected the “Lesson of the Dead” analysis. We continued watching RT- NN Signposts and big ideas. Before dismissal, students were reminded to work on WW 4 E as homework.

    HM: WW 4 E due Wednesday, 10/10. Make sure your journal is complete: roughly ¾ to a full page.

    Journal #3-Fight

    Remember the Titans - getting off the bus

    Rule it like Titans speech

     Remember the Titans - He's Taking Alan Out!  


    Tuesday, October 9:

    Class: WW 4 f/c were practice with a partner. We reviewed our bookmark of Signposts and big ideas. Each class continued the film- NN Signposts and big ideas were added to their handouts; students were to highlight in a different color than yesterday.

    HM: Complete the rest of WW 4 E

      Titans Ray Gets Cut  

    Peace Train Remember the Titans  

    Titans Dance  


    Wednesday, October 10:

    Class: WW 4 E was turned in today. Students worked on their study guide while I checked taped-in f/c lessons 1 through 4 in their composition book.  Each class continued the film- NN Signposts and big ideas were added to their handouts; students were to highlight in a different color than yesterday.

    HM: study guide and answer anchor questions

     

     WW 4 study Guide

    Remember The Titans Scene: Leave No Doubt

    Remember the Titans - Not Another Yard

    Gary and Julius In Hospital


    Thursday, October 11:

    Class: Classes completed the film today- NN Signposts and big ideas on their handouts/papers. Some time was spent processing what we have watched the last two weeks. The 6-Word Memoir project was introduced. We modified directions on page 116 in their composition book for RT. Students will compose ten Remember the Titans memoirs and take their best one to a “project” due Tuesday. In others words, ten memoirs will be turned in on one side of their card and on the front of the card will be their best memoir using appropriate font and color with an appropriate picture/illustration. We brainstormed for seven minutes in each class period. After tomorrow’s WW 4 test, students will be given time to work on the next steps of their memoir and receive their project paper.   

    HM: 6-word memoirs step 2 and study guide

     

    RT 6-Word Memoirs

    Remember the Titans - Soul of a Man Speech  

     

     Fake 23 Blast

      Final Scene - Goodbye  


    Friday, October 12: Last day of Quarter 1. *Collected late/potty pass(es) for extra credit.

    Class: Wordly Wise books were returned. The s/g was collected and WW 4 Test completed. An index card was set-up for the memoir project. We went over the next steps on page 116 of their composition book to understand how to reach the depth of thought required. All students after the test, worked on their memoirs.

    HM: Memoirs X10 and best one to a final project with an applicable illustration due Tuesday.  

    Upcoming due Dates/homework: WW 5 f/c due Tuesday, 10/16. WW 1-4 review and WW 5 A-D due Thursday, 10/18. WW 5 E due Wednesday, 10/24. Test on Friday, 10/26.

    RT 6-Word Memoirs

     


    Quarter 1 Week 7 of 8: Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

    October 1-5, 2018

    Monday, October 1

    Class: Students were given time to copy their planner and were reminded that their WW 4 f/c are due tomorrow. Opening scene- Remember the Titans was collected.  A NN-Signpost and BI tracker sheet was passed out. Students were advised to have a goal of 15 Signpost notations and a goal of 15 big idea notations for today. *When students run out of room on their paper, they will use your own paper recreating the columns themselves or print from the link below. For students on independent study, each class period watched to the 21 to 23 minute mark of the film today.

    HM: Answer the SP anchor questions. Your goal is 15 SP and 15 BI- do your best. WW 4   f/c due Tuesday, 10/02.

    Signpost Tracker Sheet for Titans

    Big Ideas Tracker Sheet for Titans

     Zero Fun Sir   

    Remember The Titans- Sermon Lesson- Who's Your Daddy

    Remember the Titans - First Team Meeting  

    Upcoming HM: A-D due Thursday, 10/04; E due Wednesday, 10/10; s/g collected and test on Friday, 10/12. Last day of quarter Friday, 10/12

    Tuesday, October 2: PTO Bulldog Card Kick off Assembly & Tompkins Excellent Awards at 1:18

    Class: WW 4 f/c were practiced while I checked them for completion. Remember the Titans- Journal #1: Is it okay to sacrifice one for the greater good? We brainstormed prior to a six minute free-write response. Continued film- noting Big Ideas and Signposts answering anchor questions *students were given a goal of 5- 7 each. We stopped at 30:45- “Attitude Reflects Leadership, Captain.” Julius to Gerry. Answer the SP anchor questions at home. 

    HM: make sure you have responded to the journal question ~approx. a full page. Complete WW 4 A-D due Thursday

     Journal Response #1

     Lunch scene from Remember the Titans  

    Water makes you weak - Remember the Titans  

    “Attitude Reflects Leadership, Captain.” film clip


    Wednesday, October 3

    Class: Introduction to MM, Unit 2:  Clauses and Phrases- independent clauses through the subordinating conjunctions section was completed. The MM Unit 2 was added to pages 4 and 5 of the composition book. “Lesson of the Dead” scene analysis packet was passed out. As a class, we reviewed and discussed the provided visual images and language. We added inferred details, Signposts, and big ideas. Tomorrow, we will watch the scene with this key information in mind. The explanation portion will be assigned as homework Thursday night. *Period 1 and 2 had an opportunity to watch the scene; they will watch the scene again Thursday.

    HM: make sure you have completed WW 4 A-D

    preview/review "Lesson of the Dead" Gettysburg


    Thursday, October 4:

    Class: WW 4 A-D was due and corrected.  Remember the Titans- “Lesson of the Dead” scene analysis packet reviewed and discussed some more. Period 1 watched the scene again and should begin working on the explanation section as homework. Period 2- finished the discussion of the analysis, but did not re-watch the scene. Second period is to begin the explanations tonight. Periods 3 and 4 need to work on the explanations as homework.

    HM: analysis of “Lesson of the Dead”- due Monday

     

     "Lesson of the Dead" Gettysburg


    Friday, October 5: Bus drills during homeroom today

    Class: WW books were returned and Part E assigned-due Wednesday. Part E expectations reviewed. Journal #2: Attitude is a reflection of leadership. Continued film- noted Signposts, answering anchor questions, and big ideas. Due to the homecoming parade, period 4 did not have as much time as the others for the film.

    HM: “Lesson of the Dead” analysis due Monday.

    Upcoming homework dates: WW E due Wednesday, 10/10; s/g collected and test on Friday, 10/12. Last day of quarter Friday, 10/12.

     

    Journal #2

    Left Side, Strong Side

     



    Quarter 1 Week 6 of 8: Periods 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7

    September 24-28, 2018

    Parent Conference Week/ Minimum Days

    Monday, September 24: Periods 1, 2, and 3 today

    Class: Students copied their planner, WW workbooks were returned and we spent time prepping part E/ reviewing expectations and due date. Finished Remember Part II- writing an opinion, clarification statement and reversing it. Both the tree map and statements were stapled together and turned in. Remember Part III was read aloud. We began the opening scene of Remember the Titans –watched twice and then broke down the scene into its parts. A packet was passed out which displayed an image from each part of the scene; we identified the Signpost(s), Big Idea(s), bulleted the visual language, and together completed an explanation. We only completed through page 3-football practice. Students were asked to bullet the visual language, SP(s), and big idea(s) they recall and recogize from the images on page 3-4 as homework before Wednesday.  

    HM: WW 3 Periods 1, 2, 3, Part E due Wednesday, 09/26; test on Friday, 09/28

    Page 28-29, opinion, clarification statement, reverse it


    Tuesday, September 25: Periods 4, 6, 7 copy planner  

    Class: Students copied their planner, WW workbooks were returned and we spent time prepping part E/ reviewing expectations and due date. Finished Remember Part II- writing an opinion, clarification statement and reversing it. Both the tree map and statements were stapled together and turned in. Remember Part III was read aloud. We began the opening scene of Remember the Titans –watched twice and then broke down the scene into its parts. A packet was passed out which displayed an image from each part of the scene; we identified the Signpost(s), Big Idea(s), bulleted the visual language, and together completed an explanation. We only completed through page 3-football practice. We only got to the ‘riot’ images.

    HM: Periods 4 and 7 Part E due Thursday, 09/27; s/g to be collected and test on Friday, 09/28

    Page 28-29, opinion, clarification statement, reverse it


    Wednesday, September 26: Periods 1, 2, 3 *Substitute today

     Class: Students practiced WW 3 f/c, taped them into their composition book pages 84-85, and updated their index page 79. The study guide was reviewed and several problems were completed whole class- due tomorrow before the test.  WW books were collected- WW3E due. We completed the analysis portion of the opening scene of Remember the Titans identifying Signposts, visual images, and Big Ideas as the scene was replayed several times. We completed an explanation together. Students were told to complete the remaining explanations as homework-due Monday.  

    HM: WW 3 study guide due tomorrow before the test on Friday, 09/28

    WW 3 Study Guide


    Thursday, September 27: Periods 4, 6, 7

     Class: Students practiced WW 3 f/c, taped them into their composition book pages 84-85, and updated their index page 79. The study guide was reviewed and several problems were completed whole class- due tomorrow before the test.  WW books were collected- WW3E due. We completed the analysis portion of the opening scene of Remember the Titans identifying Signposts, visual images, and Big Ideas as the scene was replayed several times. We completed an explanation together. Students were told to complete the remaining explanations as homework-due Monday.  

    HM: WW 3 study guide due tomorrow before the test on Friday, 09/28

    WW 3 Study Guide


    Friday, September 28: Periods-all

    Class: After students had some time to study with their neighbors, the s/g was collected. Periods 1 through 3 finished the visual images, SP, and BI from the opening scene of Titans so that they can complete the explanations as homework over the weekend. The WW 3 test was completed and WW 4 due dates were copied into their workbook. Those that needed flashcards were to get some. If time remained after the test, students worked on the opening scene.

    HM: complete the opening scene packet

    Upcoming HM: WW 4   f/c due Tuesday, 10/02; A-D due Thursday, 10/04; E due Wednesday, 10/10; s/g collected and test on Friday, 10/12. Last day of quarter Friday, 10/12



    Quarter 1

    Week 5 of 8

    Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

    September 17-21, 2018

    Monday, September 17: copied planner; progress grades were emailed home today

    Class: WW 3 due dates were written into the workbook, words and definitions were marked up/reviewed, and A-D was introduced; extra credit was given for having the WW book in a baggy. Each class period continued Remember: A Journey to School Integration –Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4 finished Part 1- noting Signposts and answering the anchor questions. Periods 1, 2, and 3: Students worked with a partner to associate one of their big ideas from page 44-45 in their composition book that exemplifies the text and photo “Girl with Doll.” This was written into an opinion statement on their green tree map. Period 4 had some time talking with their partner and will complete this tomorrow.

    HM: WW 3 f/c due Tuesday, 09/18; A-D due Thursday, 09/20; Periods 1, 2, 3, Part E due Wednesday, 09/26; Periods 4 and 7 Part E due Thursday, 09/27; s/g to be collected and test on Friday, 09/28

     green tree map big ideas

    Opinion statement for green tree map/ big idea (sentence frame)

    Page 12-13


    Tuesday, September 18:  

    Class: Mechanics Matters Unit 1 Lesson 1.4 was completed and self-correted. The packet is due Friday. Students were told to complete any MM lessons that they missed due to a tardy, absence, or early check-out. WW 3 f/c were checked for completion and some time was given for practice. Each class period reviewed/completed “Girl with Doll” using the sentence frame to guide their response for the associated big idea. Remember- Part 2 “The Open Gate” was read aloud and time was spent with their partner in discussion. A new green tree map was passed out for the Signposts. Students were advised that regular lined paper will be used for the Big Ideas. Period 1 completed the Signpost(s) and addressed the anchor question(s) for "Girls in Class" page 22-23. Periods 2 and 4 will finish the discussion and anchor question tomorrow. Period 3- did not start the SP today.

    HM: A-D due Thursday, 09/20; Remember Part 1 The Narrow Path is due Friday

     Part 2 green tree map

    "Girls in Class" page 22-23 


    Wednesday, September 19:

    Class: Students practiced their WW 3 f/c and were reminded Parts A-D are due tomorrow. Remember Part II- we continued noting Signposts, answering the anchor questions in partner discussions and sharing out whole class.

    HM: WW 3 A-D; make sure your MM Unit 1 packet is completed

     

    Page 22-23 SignPost: Notice and Note

     Page 28 SignPost: Notice and Note

    Page 35 SignPost: Notice and Note


    Thursday, September 20:

    Class: WW 3 A-D was corrected and collected; Remember Part II Signposts were completed and big ideas were discussed. This will be collected Monday/Tuesday next week. An introduction to elaboration was begun using clarification statements- we will continue tomorrow.  

    HM: Mechanics Matters Unit 1 packet and Remember Part 1 tree map are both due tomorrow

     

    Page 38: Signpost- Notice and Note

    Page 42-43: Signpost- Notice and Note


    Friday, September 21:

    Class: MM Unit 1 collected; Remember Part 1 green tree map collected; Tough Boris was read aloud and students participated. Adjectives were used to describe him and clarification was practiced. We set-up an elaboration tree map and the clarification branch was completed (page 50-51 in composition book). Period 1- Students practiced talking off an opinion/ clarification statement using the “Kids with Signs” photo and wrote it off the map. Period 2- Students will need to practice talking and writing it Monday. Periods 3 and 4- Students talk-it-off- the map and will write it off the map Monday.  

    HM: Part II green tree map due Monday/Tuesday; WW 3 Periods 1, 2, 3, Part E due Wednesday, 09/26; Periods 4 and 7 Part E due Thursday, 09/27; s/g to be collected and test on Friday, 09/28

    Elaboration-Clarification branch tree map- page 50-51 in composition book

    Talk-it-off the map/write-it-off the map Opinion/Clarification statement using Big Ideas



    Quarter 1 Week 4 of 8

    Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

    September 10-14, 2018

    Monday, September 10: copy planner

    Class: Mechanics Matters Lesson 1.3b was completed; Period 1 finished the review of Aha and CC using the video demonstrating both-The Present. Students discussed and marked what they 'Noticed' and the anchor question was 'Noted'/addressed. Signpost Tough Questions (TQ) was reviewed and discussed using their pink sheet page 31 in their composition books. A short video demonstrating the Signpost TQ and AHA- Cooler Self- was played (see link below). Partners discuss what was ‘noticed’ and the anchor question was addressed. Ideas were added to their tree map we started last week.  Periods 1 and 3 reviewed and discussed Words of the Wiser (WW) page 30 in their composition book. Period 4 was able to do the same and watch the video demonstrating WW- Reel Wisdom (see link below). WW topics will be addressed on the tree map tomorrow.  

    HM: WW 2 E-due Wednesday- work on half tonight and half tomorrow night; make sure you are caught up on your MM 1.1 through 1.3b and your yellow tree map

    Yellow Tree Map from last week. 

    Period 1- The Present review of CC and AHA Signposts

    Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4- Cooler Self demonstrating TQ and AHA

    Period 4- Reel Wisdom demonstrating WW Signpost

    WW E Expectations/ Grading

    +____/30 points

    Effort- + ____________/ 15 points

    • ALL 15 questions answered in a complete sentence.
    • Restated the question into the answer.
    • Used a highlighted WW word in the answer.
      • all 15 words will have been used.
    • Capital first letter.
    • Punctuation at the end of sentence.
    • A highlighted paragraph citation.
    • 1 point per question = 15 points

    Accuracy + ____________/ 15 points

    • 5 points each questions checked
      • each class period different
      • 3 will be checked
    • Answer is accurate based on provided text.
    • Comprehension of text evident.
    • Provides correct paragraph citation at the end of answer. ¶#

    Tuesday, September 11:  

    Class: Students had time to practice their f/c and were reminded of the upcoming test Friday. Words of the Wiser (WW) was reviewed and Reel Wisdom- Lessons from 40 Films in 7 Minutes demonstrated this Signpost. Students marked on their tree maps reoccurring ‘topics’ they noticed, as well as, their favorite ‘life lessons’. The Signpost Again and Again (AA) was reviewed using their pink sheet from page 27 in composition book.  A short video, Destiny, demonstrating the Signpost was shown-see link below.  Partners discussed what was ‘noticed’ and the anchor question was addressed. Ideas were added to their tree map.  We continued the same process with Memory Moment (MM) on page 26 and watched Ratatouille Flashback (see link below).

    HM: complete WW 2 E and make sure your tree map is complete. The map will be collected Friday.

     

    Reel Wisdom- Lessons from 40 Films in 7 Minutes demonstrated the Signpost WW      

    Destiny, demonstrating the Signpost AA    

    Ratatouille Flashback demonstrating the Signpost MM    


    Wednesday, September 12: minimum day schedule for staff development

    Class:  WW 2 f/c reviewed and taped into composition book pages 82-83. WW 2E was collected. A second yellow tree map to review all the Signposts, minus MM, was provided. We briefly reviewed the composition book SP’s. We watched the short film demonstrating the Signposts- “French Roast” (see link below).  This was played twice in order to closely identify as many SP’s as possible. Students were instructed to answer a minimum of 10 anchor questions using the back of the map. We created a tree map on the back specifically for the AQ’s. Both sheets/ yellow tree maps will be collected Friday, 09/14.

    HM: watch “French Roast” again and answer the anchor questions, a minimum of ten.

    "French Roast" Tree Map 

    “French Roast” review of Signposts, minus the Memory Moment. 


     

    Thursday, September 13:

    Class: WW 2 s/g was discussed and will be collected tomorrow before the test. A divider page for “Writing and Elaboration Strategies” was inserted into the composition book page 43 (period 1 we will do this tomorrow).  We inserted into the composition book page 44-45, discussed, and drew a symbol to represent each of the Big Ideas we will cover in our first unit of the year and throughout the school year. These ‘Big Ideas’ will be a focal point in our reading, discussions, and writing. We listened to an introduction by Toni Morrison of her book Remember: A Journey to School Integration. Part I: The Narrow Path was read aloud and students ‘noticed’ Signposts and noted the ‘anchor question’ for each. Each class period will pick up where they left off tomorrow with the Signpost and Big Idea to conclude Part I of the book.  

    HM: study guide for WW test; both yellow tree maps due tomorrow

    Wordly Wise 2 Study Guide

    The introduction by Toni Morrison of her book Remember: A Journey to School Integration can be found at the following website and played using 'quicktime.'  

    http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/booksellers/press_release/morrison/#author

     

    Green tree map Signposts

    Page 8-9

    Page 12-13

    Page 14-15



    Friday, September 14:

    Class: The NN yellow Signpost tree map and the “French Roast yellow tree map was collected. Students had time to review their Wordly Wise Lesson 3 study guide before it was collected and taking the test. WW workbooks were passed out, names were printed on the three edges of the book, and students were informed that extra credit was available to those that had their workbook in a baggy by Monday. Many students completed or nearly completed their WW 3 f/c today after the test.

    Upcoming HM: WW 3 f/c due Tuesday, 09/18; A-D due Thursday, 09/20; E due Wednesday, 09/26 for period 1, 2, and 3; E due on Thursday, 09/27 fo rperiods 4 and 7; the study guide will be collected and test given on Friday, 09/28

    Next Week: We will finish reading Remember: A Journey to School Integration noting Signposts, Big Ideas, and practicing elaboration writing strategies. We will begin the opening scene of Remember the Titans I and finish Mechanics Matters Lesson 1.4.

     

    Quarter 1 Week 3 of 8: Periods 1, 2, 3, 4, and 7

    September 3-7, 2018

    Monday, September 3:

    Class: No school today

    HM:

    Tuesday, September 4:   copy planner

    Class: WW Lesson 2 intro to the words and definitions- students had time to make f/c and will need to finish as homework tonight. We went over the directions and did examples on sections A-D-due Thursday. Notice and Note (NN) SignPost handouts for both fiction and nonfiction were taped into the composition book (see a friend for page numbers or me during homeroom or lunch if you were absent). We will start the intro to these tomorrow. Reverse Poem final questions were answered and all prewriting papers were put in order-these will be collected tomorrow. Period 2 didn’t put theirs in order *see below.   

    HM: Complete WW 2 f/c- due tomorrow. Reverse Poem in MLA format, typed/ blue/black in and all prewriting due tomorrow

    Prewriting order: template, two tree maps, Simon Sinek TedTalk notes (4 sections using BHH), topic brainstorm

    Wednesday, September 5:

    Class:  Students completed a preliminary grading of the prewriting using a score sheet stapled to their packet- this was collected. Final Reversal Poems were glued/taped to black construction paper and collected with their rubric attached. WW2 flashcards were checked for completion while students had some time for practice. The Notice and Note Aha Moment Signpost on page 28 of their composition book was introduced as a reading strategy. A clip from “Clueless” was used to implement the strategy- students ‘noted’ the Aha moment on their tree map and answered the anchor question-“noted-it”. We will continue tomorrow with more Signposts.

    HM: Complete Sections A-D before class tomorrow.

    Tree map to use while you 'Notice and Note' during these films and clips. 

    Notice and Note - Aha Moments (Aha) page 28 of your composition book

    Clueless - All by myself (movie scene)  

    Thursday, September 6:

    Class: Students corrected their WW 2 A-D and these were collected. We continued Notice and Note Signpost introduction- Contrast and Contradiction using Best Commercial Ever!! marking ‘Notice’ and ‘Note’ on the tree map. Students reviewed AHA and CC with The Present doing the same on their map.

    HM: none

    Notice and Note - Contrasts & Contradictions (CC) page 29 of your composition book

    Best Commercial EVER!!

    Review Aha and CC

     The Present   

    Friday, September 7:

    Class: MM 1.3a was completed; WW1 and WW2 were passed back.  We went over WW1E together so that students would understand how it was scored and what, if anything, they needed to work on.  We began WW2E together to ensure that all students had a good start on it.  It is not due until Wednesday.

    HM: begin WW 2 E; working on just a few questions each day will be a great help.



     

     Quarter 1 Week 2 1/2 of 8:

    Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

    August 27-31, 2018

    Monday, August 27:

    Class: Introduced WW 1 E-passage and questions introduced (read and mark-up the text tonight). We finished Simon Sinek-Ted Talk Part 3 (Impatience) and Part 4 (Environment) using the BHH note method (page 25 in composition book as reference).

    HM: WW lesson 1 E read and mark-up text. *don’t answer the questions yet. We will go over how to respond/answer tomorrow. Make sure your BHH notes are thorough. 

    Tuesday, August 28:  

    Class: Requirements for WW 1 E-passage and question responses were introduced and three questions were completed together in class (due Wednesday); we added topics to the brainstorm using Simon Sinek’s talk, and classified these. Students were asked to select two topics/big ideas and create a tree map of ten positive and negative branches; we will begin the Reverse Poem template tomorrow. Several resources were added to composition book starting on page 171-178 today.

    HM: Complete 2 topic/big idea tree maps and the rest of WW 1E.

    WW1E Passage:  “A Poet of the People”

    +____/30 points

    Effort- + ____________/ 15 points

    • ALL 15 questions answered in a complete sentence.
    • Restated the question into the answer.
    • Used a highlighted WW word in the answer.
      • all 15 words will have been used.
    • Capital first letter.
    • Punctuation at the end of sentence.
    • A highlighted paragraph citation.
    • 1 point per question = 15 points

    Accuracy + ____________/ 15 points

    • 5 points each questions checked
      • each class period different
      • 3 will be checked
    • Answer is accurate based on provided text.
    • Comprehension of text evident.
    • Provides correct paragraph citation at the end of answer. ¶#

    Wednesday, August, 29:

    ClassWW 1 E was collected. WW f/c were taped into composition book pages 80-81 and the study guide was introduced- it will be collected Friday before the test. We highlighted the reverse poem template with pink (positive) and yellow (negative) and examined the topic tree maps highlighting them as well. Students were shown how to utilize these positive and negatives into their templates. Most classes had time to get started on one or both of their templates/topics.  

    HM: Complete draft of Reverse Poem-both topics.

    Thursday, August 30:

    Class: Completed MM 1.2a and had some time to work on their study guide for tomorrows test. The reverse poem rubric and expectations were explained; an example poem in the proper MLA format was provided. A resource for MLA first page formatting and works cited formatting was taped into page 199 and 200 and marked-up for specifics. Period 4 added MLA formatting on page 198 in blue/black ink for when using paper *not submitting a typed paper. All students were instructed on the due date for the reverse poem-Wednesday- and that all prewriting will be collected the same day which includes the brainstorm circle map, Simon Sinek TedTalk notes, both tree maps, and the completed template. *Time after the test tomorrow will be used to work on the Reverse Poem and answer any individual questions.

    HM: test tomorrow-study your guide or f/c; work on your Reverse Poem due Wednesday.

    Here's a YouTube: Microsoft Word: How to Set Up MLA Format 2013

    Friday, August 31:

    Class: Periods 1 through 3 added to their composition book MLA formatting for paper on page 198 in blue/black ink. All classes were shown how to set up a word doc in MLA format (header, heading, title, font in Times New Roman 12 size). Time was provided to study their study guides before they were collected and the Wordly Wise Lesson 1 test was given. Students worked on their Reverse Poem at the completion of their test.   

    HM: enjoy your three day weekend. Your Reverse Poem and all prewriting is due on Wednesday, 5 September. Do not wait til Tuesday night to get your final completed. 



     

    Quarter 1 Week 1 of 8:

    Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

    August 20-24, 2018

    Monday, August 20:

    Class: We reviewed an 8th grade Six-Word memoir video compilation. Students brainstormed about themselves in collector section of composition book pg 117-118-we followed resource sheet page 116. Students need at least ten memoirs completed by Wednesday. Choose 1 memoir for display including an illustration (due Friday) - paper was passed out for this. Introduction of Wordly Wise Lesson 1-we set-up flash cards (due tomorrow). Sections A-D will be introduced tomorrow and due Thursday.  

    HM: WW lesson 1 flash cards due tomorrow, 6-word memoirs (prewriting check and ten 6-word memoirs due

    *Word Collector, Memoir examples, and directions for project 

    Tuesday, August 21:  

    Class: The modeling of Sections A-D in Wordly Wise was completed and students were asked to complete A & B tonight and C & D Wednesday (A-D is due Thursday). Sometime was given to work with their partner on the WW while I checked their flashcards for completion. Reversal Poem introduction-“Apathy” by by Arik Durfee. Students wrote down and shared their initial reaction(s). We will continue tomorrow.  

    HM: Work on WW1 A& B (A-D due Thursday); brainstorm and ten 6-word memoirs due tomorrow; 6-word memoir with image due Friday.

    Wednesday, August, 22:

    Class: Mechanics Matters Unit 1 lesson 1.1a was completed using page 3 of composition book while I checked memoirs-memoir prewriting (5 points), 10 completed (10 points), and one chosen for project (project progress check). Students had time to practice their flash cards, work on WW A-D, and memoir project. “Apathy” and “Lost Generation” reverse poem videos were watched and discussed. Why do they work? A problem brainstorm was started and students were asked to come up with at least ten ideas by tomorrow.  

    HM: Complete the brainstorm of topics- problems that can be fixed *10+; WW 1 A-D due tomorrow.

    Thursday, August 23:

    WW 1 A-D was self-corrected and collected. Time was spent discussing topic brainstorm for Reversal Poems and topics found within “Apathy” and “Lost Generation”. We set-up a notes page using Book, Head, Heart (resource page 25) and began part 1 of 4 of a Simon Sinek-TEDTALK. *period 2 did not start TedTalk. All classes will complete Simon Sinek tomorrow.  

    HM: Memoir with image project due tomorrow.

    Friday, August 24: *Fire Drill Period 4, did not do f/c practice.

    Students completed Mechanics Matters Unit 1 lesson 1.1b and had flash card match-up with their neighbor while I collected project memoirs (15 project points). We reviewed ‘Book, Head, Heart” page 25 in composition book, discussed yesterday’s first segment of the TedTalk (Parenting), and continued parts 2 (Technology) and 3 (Impatience) using the BHH note method. Part 3 discussion and 4 (Environment) will be completed Monday.

    HM: Do you have all your supplies in your bag yet? If not, please do so or see me for some. Make sure your BHH notes are caught up.



     

    Quarter 1 Week ½ of 8:

    Periods 1, 2, 3, 4

     August 15-17, 2018

    Monday and Tuesday:   teacher work days 

    Wednesday, August, 15:

    Class: Students began a ‘Back to School’ survey. A welcome letter was passed out and briefly reviewed. Students were asked to thoroughly read, sign, and return it by Friday, August 17th with a parent signature.  Students participated in an activity that got them out of their seats, interacting with me and their classmates, and clarifying their needs as students in order to be successful this school year.

    HM: Welcome letter to be read and signed. Complete your survey. Both due no later than Friday. Sign up for REMIND. Bring a gallon-sized zip loc bag and Scotch tape to school tomorrow if you have already at home; otherwise, bring to class by Monday.

    Thursday, August, 16:

    Class: 

    Completed student survey and signed welcome letters were collected. A get to know the room, expectations, and procedures PowerPoint was provided. Students received their composition book. Only one will be supplied this year, so you must keep track of it and protected in a zip-loc bag. We numbered the pages together and students were asked to finish the numbering at home (200 pages total). Our classroom sign language was introduced and key was taped into composition book inside cover.

    HM: if you haven’t turned in your signed welcome letter and ‘Back to School Survey’ it is due tomorrow for credit. Finish numbering the pages in your composition book.

     

    Friday, August, 17: assembly schedule today for Bulldog Basics

    Class: 

    Collected survey and signed welcome letters; Mechanics Matters divider and Unit 1 taped into composition books; I read aloud The Word Collector and introduced 6-word memoirs. Students taped in their “Word collector divider and resource page. Class periods 1, 2, and 3 had some time to brainstorm words about themselves on page 117.  Period 4 watched a video collection of 8th grader memoirs. All classes will continue on Monday.  

    HM: have supplies in backpack ready to go for next week ~ enjoy your weekend~

     

HB