• Week at a Glance November 16 - 20

    Posted by Stacy Mahoney on 11/15/2020 6:00:00 PM

    MONDAY – Lesson on Annotating 

    OBJ:  Students will:

    • examine and analyze  texts closely, critically, and carefully.
    • make personal, meaningful connections with text.
    • clearly communicate their ideas about a piece of text through writing, revision, and publication.
    1. RI. 2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

    7.RI. 5 Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas. 

    7.W.9b  Apply grades 7 Reading standards to informational and nonfiction texts.

     

    1. Planners & Pride Cards
    2. Students will complete the daily  Giver Vocabulary Bell Ringer #5 (10 Min)
    3. Lesson on Annotating (20-30 mins)
    4. Annotate High School Articles (to end of Class)

    Home Practice: Complete Annotation Home Practice High School Essay Articles for Informational ESSAY

    Using the provided paper copies of the articles, READ and ANNOTATE both articles. 

    TEST on Tuesday 11/17/20 ON BOTH ARTICLES.

    Next 5 words on Giver Vocabulary Notebook (ALL WORDS DUE AND SUBMITTED FRIDAY)

     

    TUESDAY – Review of Essay Requirements and Graphic Organizer 

    Students will complete the daily  Giver Vocabulary Bell Ringer #6

    Review Graphic Organizer for Informational Essay

    Students will take High School Start Times Test

    • examine and analyze text closely, critically, and carefully.
    • make personal, meaningful connections with text.
    • clearly communicate their ideas about a piece of text through writing, revision, and publication
    1. Planners & Pride Cards
    2. Students will complete the daily  Giver Vocabulary Bell Ringer #5 (10 Min)
    3. Review Graphic Organizer for Essay (20-30 mins)
    4. Take HS Start Time Articles Test  (to end of Class)

    Home Practice:

    Giver Vocabulary Notebook (ALL WORDS DUE AND SUBMITTED FRIDAY)

     

    WEDNESDAY – Write Informational Essay on High School Start times

                    Must be completed and submitted Friday morning.

    1. Planners & Pride Cards (2 mins)
    2. Students will work on Informational Essay using Graphic Organizer (60 Min) 

    Home Practice:

    Giver Vocabulary Notebook (ALL WORDS DUE AND SUBMITTED FRIDAY)

     

    THURSDAY    – Write Informational Essay on High School Start times 

               Must be completed and submitted Friday morning.

    1. Planners & Pride Cards (2 mins)
    2. Students will work on Informational Essay using Graphic Organizer and transfer the essay to an MLA document (60 Min) 

    Home Practice:

    Giver Vocabulary Notebook (ALL WORDS DUE AND SUBMITTED FRIDAY) 

    FRIDAY   –  Students will submit their FINAL HIGH SCHOOL START TIMES ESSAY IN MLA FORMAT

    1. Planners & Pride Cards (2 mins)
    2. Students will SUBMIT on Informational Essay in MLA Format (40 Min) 

    Home Practice:

    Giver Vocabulary Notebook (ALL WORDS DUE AND SUBMITTED FRIDAY)

     

      SEL LESSON 7 ways to Mindfulness

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  • Week at a Glance November 9 - 13

    Posted by Stacy Mahoney on 11/9/2020 10:45:00 AM

    MONDAY       – Students will complete the daily  Giver Vocabulary Bell Ringer #1

    Students will analyze pictures in a Gallery Walk by  completing a “I Know, I Notice, I Want to Know”  chart. 

     

    Gallery Walk Pictures

    Gallery Walk Chart   complete this as you view the Gallery Walk Pictures.

    Gallery Walk Pictures

    Students will continue working on their individual Utopia Assignment DUE NOVEMBER 13

    7.SL.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

     7.SL.1c. Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.

    Chapter  5 (8:43)    TSW listen and read along with The Giver.  Students will follow the various characters through the story and analyze various details/quotes/situations about them. They will consider physical descriptions, inner desires, and important traits.

    THE GIVER PDF (Links to an external site.)

    Students will continue working on their individual Utopia Assignment DUE NOVEMBER 13

     

    TUESDAY       – Students will complete the daily  Giver Vocabulary Bell Ringer #2

    7.RL.1 & 7.RI.1  Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

    Watch the video on THEME. Students will determine the how plot, setting or character changes can affect theme.  (Use Changing the Theme handout).

    Theme Video Lesson Khan (Links to an external site.)

     

    Theme Flocabulary Video

    Chapter  6  (15:13)   TSW listen and read along with The Giver.  Students will follow the various characters through the story and analyze various details/quotes/situations about them. They will consider physical descriptions, inner desires, and important traits.

    THE GIVER PDF (Links to an external site.)

    Students will continue working on their individual Utopia Assignment DUE NOVEMBER 1

    Home Practice : Read Giver Chapter 7

    WEDNESDAY –    VETERANS DAY        NO SCHOOL

     

    THURSDAY    –   LIBRARY DAY 

    Students will complete the daily  Giver Vocabulary Bell Ringer #3

    Home Practice: read Giver Chapter 8

     

    Remaining time students can check out a book or  work on their Utopia Project DUE November 13

     

    FRIDAY   –  Students will complete the daily  Giver Vocabulary Bell Ringer #4

    Chapter 9 (11:16)      TSW listen and read along with The Giver Chapter Students will follow the various characters through the story and analyze various details/quotes/situations about them. They will consider physical descriptions, inner desires, and important traits.

    THE GIVER PDF (Links to an external site.)

    Students will share their Utopia project with the class.

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  • Week at a Glance November 2 -6

    Posted by Stacy Mahoney on 11/1/2020 5:45:00 PM

    MONDAY       –  Prereading Activity for “The Giver”

      Students will independently complete the PreReading Activity Worksheet  (Links to an external site.)and then discuss as a whole group.

    PreReading Bias Presentation (Links to an external site.)

    7.SL.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

     7.SL.1c. Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.

     

    TUESDAY       –  Utopia vs Dystopia

    Students will be introduced to Utopias and Dystopias. Students will begin working on their individual Utopia Assignment.

    7.SL.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

     7.SL.1c. Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions that relate the current discussion to broader themes or larger ideas; actively incorporate others into the discussion; and clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions.

    Students will begin working on their individual Utopia Assignment DUE NOVEMBER 13

     

    Utopia vs Dystopia Article (Links to an external site.)

    Utopia vs Dystopia Presentation (Links to an external site.)

    Utopia Brochure Trifold Template (Links to an external site.)

     

    7.SL.5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

     

    Advanced ELA 3 will create a commercial for their Utopia.

    ADV ELA 3  Grading Rubric for Commercial (Links to an external site.)

     

    WEDNESDAY –    

    Students will read the Article “Picked baby’s name? Not so fast, in Denmark” independently. Students will then reread the article and annotate Key Ideas, Main Points, Connections, anything Surprising or Confusing and any Questions. Students then complete the extended response at the end. 20-25 Minutes

    7.RI.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 

    Picked baby's name? Not so fast, in Denmark By Lizette Alvarez (Links to an external site.)

     

    Students will be introduced to the  Giver Vocabulary Chapters 1 - 5 (Links to an external site.)

     Giver Vocabulary Chapters 1 - 5 (Links to an external site.) 10 Minutes

     

    Chapter 1  (15:30) TSW listen and read along with The Giver Chapter 1. Students will follow the various characters through the story and analyze various details/quotes/situations about them. They will consider physical descriptions, inner desires, and important traits.

    THE GIVER PDF (Links to an external site.)

    Remaining time students can work on their Utopia Project DUE November 13

     

     

    THURSDAY    –

    Students will read the Article “Let Teenagers Try Adulthood” independently. Students will then reread the article and annotate Key Ideas, Main Points, Connections, anything Surprising or Confusing and any Questions. Students then complete the extended response at the end. 20-25 Minutes

    Let Teenagers Try Adulthood (Links to an external site.) by Leon Botstein

     

    7.RI.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text

    7.RI.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 

     

    Chapter 2  (13:02) TSW listen and read along with The Giver Chapter 1. Students will follow the various characters through the story and analyze various details/quotes/situations about them. They will consider physical descriptions, inner desires, and important traits.

    THE GIVER PDF (Links to an external site.) 

    Remaining time students can work on their Utopia Project DUE November 13

     

    FRIDAY  1:30 dismissal  –  

    Chapter 3  (9:52) TSW listen and read along with The Giver Chapter 1. Students will follow the various characters through the story and analyze various details/quotes/situations about them. They will consider physical descriptions, inner desires, and important traits.

    THE GIVER PDF (Links to an external site.)

    Remaining time student will work on their individual Utopia Assignment DUE NOVEMBER 13

    Utopia Brochure Trifold Template (Links to an external site.)

     

    7.SL.5 Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.

     

    Advanced ELA 3 will create a commercial for their Utopia.

    ADV ELA 3  Grading Rubric for Commercial

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  • Week of October 19-23, 2020

    Posted by Stacy Prock on 10/19/2020 2:50:00 PM

    Week at a Glance October 19 -23

    MONDAY       – Peer Review of Sorry Wrong Number

                             ADV ONLY Growth Parody Discussion

                                   

    TUESDAY       – EAP Bell Ringer #1 When you hear the name "Edgar Allan Poe" what comes to mind? Why?

                             Watch Video of Why you should read EA Poe.

                             Edgar Allan Poe Scavenger Hunt Presentation

                                

    WEDNESDAY –  EAP Bell Ringer #2

                              Read /Listen to the Black Cat

                              ADV ONLY Creative Writing Parody (DUE October 29)

     

    THURSDAY 1/2 Day    –EAP Bell Ringer #3

     

    FRIDAY    1/2 Day       – EAP Bell Ringer #4

                                    The Black Cat Analysis Flipbook

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