February 20- IRB Rough Draft due Friday. Make sure you have finished reading Last Book in the Universe
February 13- Read / Review through Ch. 16 in Last Book for Friday
February 12- IRB Date has been moved to 2/25
Continue to read and log on character, conflict, and resolution. Minimum of 4 logs this week.
Finish DRP practice for tomorrow.
February 4- IRB Date 2/21
IRB reading and logs. You should have at least 5 entries this week. Remember that The Last Book in the Universe is your first IRB.
Study Island assignment is due on Friday--Sentence Variety
January 31- Make sure you have read up to pg. 46 in Last Book
January 29- Begin reading The Last Book in the Universe. This will be the first IRB for the 3rd quarter. Students should be logging on character, conflict, and resolution. 4 entries are required for this week.
Ziploc bags are needed to use as book bags for The Last Book in the Universe
January 22- IRB Reading / Logs- minimum of 2 entries this week.
Rough draft of IRB due on Thurs.
January 17- Today in class we started typing the final draft of McDonalds essays. The final copies will be due on Tuesday by the end of class. Flash drives will be needed in the event you need more than class time to finish.
January 14- Reading / logs. Minimum of 5 this week
Adjective / Adverb quiz on Wed.
January 10- Finish McDonald's rough draft
January 9- Complete 2nd body paragraph of McDonald's rough draft.
January 8- 1st body paragraph of McDonald's rough draft should be complete for tomorrow.
January 7- Reading / logs. Minimum of 5 this week.
Study Island assignment on adjectives / adverbs due on Jan 14. Minimum of 2 rounds and 80% cumulative score required for full credit.
January 4- Reading logs will be checked on Monday.
January 2- Independent reading and logs. Minimum of 3 entries this week.
December 20- Reading logs will be checked tomorrow. Minimum of 3 entries this week.
December 17- Study Island assignment due tomorrow. Remember that 80% equals full credit on the assignment.
IRB Rough draft due Wed. We will by typing the final copy on Wed during class.
Reading logs will be checked on Friday 12/21...minimum of 3 entries this week due to rough draft
December 14- Study Island assignment due on Tuesday
Read and log- mimimum 5 entries this week
December 11- Parent signature needed on progress report. This will count as a homework grade.
December 7- Subject / Verb Agreement and Pronoun quiz on Tuesday
Remember to keep reading / logging for IRB--minimum 5 entries this week.
December 4- Students were given a study island assignment to complete by Monday. The assignment is called Pronouns and can be found through their login and password to www.studyisland.com Students need a cumulative average of 80% or better on the assignment to receive full homework credit. A lesson on pronouns was given in class.
December 3- Reading logs were checked today in class. Be sure to continue reading and writing logs for IRB.
IRB final copy date is December 19.
November 28- Finish reading Ch. 17-19 in The Giver Notes should be taken in spiral bound notebook: What new pieces of information does Jonas learn about his community? Minimum of 5 new pieces should be identified.
November 26- Rough draft for IRB should be completed in composition book for tomorrow.
Rough draft was started in class. Final copy will be typed tomorrow.
November 19- IRB reading should be completed by Monday 11/26. You should complete at least 3 logs in composition book. This will also be checked on 11/26.
November 16- Inside / Outside character map will be collected on Monday.
November 12- Reading logs were collected today. Make sure you keep reading EACH night, but this week, you will create an inside / outside character map for your main character in your IRB. You should have 8-10 inside characteristics and 8-10 outside characteristics. Your map should be colored.
November 9- Continue IRB reading / logging in composition book
November 8- Continue IRB reading / logging in composition book
November 6- IRB reading begins on a new book for Quarter 2
Log on character and conflict in your composition book.
October 31- Edit / Revise quiz tomorrow.
IRB rough draft due on Friday. Your rough draft should be completed in your composition book and ALL questions should be fully answered with text evidence. We are typing the final draft on Friday.
October 26- Ch. 9-11 were read today in class. Your focus this weekend should be on finishing your Independent Reading Book. The write-up will be done in class on 11/2.
October 23- Finish reading Ch. 8 in The Giver
October 22- MUG quiz tomorrow
Finish reading Ch. 6-7 in The Giver
October 17- Rough draft of IRB due tomorrow.
October 15- Rough draft of IRB due Thursday. It should be written in your composition book
October 11- Continue close reading definitions. How does Jonas's community use the words: hoarded, bewilderment, and remorse?
Period A- needs to also come up with 2 additional words from the text and define.
October 10- Add 3 new observations / proof about Jonas to character chart.
October 4- Add 5 new notes to your setting notes from last night's homework.
October 3- Cover The Giver with either a paper cover or place in at least a quart size ziploc bag.
Finish reading Ch.1 in The Giver and continue to add to 2 column notes on setting.
October 1- Complete definitions for The Giver vocabulary in 2-column notes (25 minutes)
September 28- Continue to read IRB and log on character and setting in your compositon books.
September 27- Finish typing final draft of IRB. Be sure to have a printed copy upon coming to class tomorrow.
September 21- Finish IRB reading / IRB log.
Bring book and composition book on Monday to write a rough draft in class.
September 19- All classes should be working on independent reading and writing in IRB logs. IRBs will be written in class on 9/25
September 11- D period- Practice booktalk. Presentations will begin on Thursday.
A period- Finish Bookjacket
September 10- D period- Finish book jacket and practice your presentation
A period- Complete book talk outline. Make sure your outline follows the sections stated on the rubric.
September 6-- D period- Finish outline for opinion section of book talk. Make an outline of the recommendation section
A period- Study for elements / definitions quiz tomorrow.
September 5-- D period- Literary elements / definitions quiz on Friday
Prepare an outline of opinion for Book Talk
A period- Literary elements / definitions quiz on Friday
Finish identifying elements of literature in your summer reading book
September 4- Write 1-2 sentences to describe each element of literature for your summer reading book
August 31- Study literary elements / definitions. Quiz Next week
Independent Reading Book (IRB) Start reading and recording in composition book
Bring in summer reading book on Tuesday.
August 30- Study literary elements / definitions. Quiz next week.