Week 19 - December 21-23 - Semester Test



Monday, 12/21

Book-in-a-Box presentations

1. Tyler
2. Kameron
3. Melissa
4. Brittany
5. Aaron
6. Destiny

Tuesday, 12/22

Book-in-a-Box presentations

1. Devin
2. Brianna
3. Josh
4. Dakota
5. Alex
6. Cammi
7. Megan
8. Heather
9. Stormy
10. Dannika
11. Andrew

Wednesday, 12/23 - No Class

MERRY CHRISTMAS ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR! ~ ENJOY YOUR CHRISTMAS BREAK!



Week 18 - December 14-18 Christmas Non-Fiction


Monday, 12/14

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Independent Reading (10 minutes)

Complete Reading Log


Christmas Symbols (Non-Fiction Reading)

>Partner reading

>Strategic Reader Review

>Highlight unfamiliar words

Book-in-a-Box workshop


Tuesday, 12/15

bell.jpgIndependent Reading (10 minutes)

Complete Reading Log


Christmas Symbols (Non-Fiction Reading)

>CLOZE Reading

>Complete Comprehension and Writing Prompt 1 of Christmas Symbols Writing Packet

Book-in-a-Box workshop


Wednesday, 12/16

bell.jpgIndependent Reading (10 minutes)

Complete Reading Log


Christmas Symbols (Non-Fiction Reading)

>Reread Christmas Symbols

>Complete Writing prompts 2 & 3 of Christmas Symbols Writing Packet

Book-in-a-Box workshop


Thursday, 12/17

bell.jpgIndependent Reading (10 minutes)

Complete Reading Log


Christmas Symbols (Non-Fiction Reading)

>Reread Christmas Symbols

>Complete Writing prompts 4 & 5 of Christmas Symbols Writing Packet

Book-in-a-Box workshop


Friday, 12/18

bell.jpgIndependent Reading (10 minutes)

Complete Reading Log


Book-in-a-Box workshop



Week 17 - December 7-11 The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer


Monday, 12/7

bell.jpgTake out a quarter sheet and write down the name of the independent reading book you would like to complete your semester project on.


-Hand out Semester Book-in-a-Box Semester Project Assignment


-Set Purpose for today's Reading & Review Vocabulary



-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 26

*In-Class Assignment: Complete writing connection for Ch. 25*


Tuesday, 12/8

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Take a quarter sheet and Quick Write 5 details from yesterday's reading.


-Review Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 26

*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 26*


Wednesday, 12/9 (Early Out)

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Take out your writing connection packet and today's purpose for reading.

-Review Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 27

*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 27*



Thursday, 12/10

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Review your Writing Connection Packet entry with a partner.

-Set Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 28

*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 28*



Friday, 12/11

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Take out a quarter sheet and brainstorm a list of what you have to do to accomplish your semester Book-In-A-Box project. Staple that quarter sheet into your planner.

-Set Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 29

*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 29*


Week 16 - November 30 - December 4 The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer


Monday, 11/30

(daily lesson notes)

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Take out your writing connection packet and a quarter sheet and write down 5 new words you've learned from our Scorpion book, along with the meaning.


-Share vocabulary words


-Set Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 20

*In-Class Assignment: Complete writing connection for Ch. 20*

-Continue read aloud of The House of the Scorpion


Tuesday, 12/1

(daily lesson notes)

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Take a quarter sheet and Quick Write 5 details from yesterday's reading.


-Review Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 21

*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 21*


Wednesday, 12/2

(daily lesson notes)

schoolbell.jpgTake out your writing connection packet and revise it by justifying your answer to Ch. 21 connection.

-Set Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 22

*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 22*



Thursday, 12/3

(daily lesson notes)

schoolbell.jpgCh. 19-22 Review Quiz

-Set Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 23

*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 23*



Friday, 12/4

(daily lesson notes)

schoolbell.jpgTake out a quarter sheet and write your own connection to yesterday's Ch. 23 reading.

-Set Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 24

*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 24*



Week 15 - November 23-25 The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer


Monday, 11/23

(daily lesson notes)

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Take out a quarter sheet and write an honest reflection of your interaction with this book.



-Partner Preview of Ch. 17

-Set Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 17

*In-Class Assignment: Complete writing connection for Ch. 17*

-Continue read aloud of The House of the Scorpion


Tuesday, 11/24

(daily lesson notes)

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Take a quarter sheet and Quick Write 5 details from yesterday's reading.


-Review Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning on page 182

*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 18*


Wednesday, 11/25 (1-hr. early out)

(daily lesson notes)

schoolbell.jpgThe House of the Scorpion Test #1

-Set Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion




Thursday, 11/26 - NO SCHOOL


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...HAPPY THANKSGIVING !

...GIVE THANKS!



Friday, 11/27 - NO SCHOOL



Week 14 - November 16-20 The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer


Monday, 11/16

(daily lesson notes)

schoolbell.jpgIndependent Reading

Complete Reading Log

*Check & Review Ch. 13 writing connection*

-Round Robin Summary

-Set Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 14

*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 14*


Tuesday, 11/17

(daily lesson notes)

schoolbell.jpgIndependent Reading

Complete Reading Log

*Check & Review Ch. 14 writing connection*

-Revise Ch. 14 writing connection to a well-developed paragraph with a good topic sentence, 3-4 supporting sentences, and a strong conclusion sentence. This will be handed in for a grade.

-Set Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 15

*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 15*


Wednesday, 11/18 (early out)

(daily lesson notes)

schoolbell.jpgGet out your Ch. 15 writing connection for preview

Get out your Ch. 14 revision paragraph from yesterday to HAND IN


-Set Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 15

*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 15*


Thursday, 11/19

(daily lesson notes)

schoolbell.jpgIndependent Reading

Complete Reading Log

*Check Reading Logs*

-Set Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 16

-Quick Write 5 details from today's reading in complete sentences.

*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 16*


Friday, 11/20

(daily lesson notes)

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Independent Reading

Complete Reading Log


*Hand in writing connection packet for grading of Ch. 16 writing*

-Set Purpose for today's Reading

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning at bottom of page 158

-Quick Write 5 details from today's reading in complete sentences.



Week 13 - November 9-13 The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer


Monday, 11/9

(daily lesson notes)

Independent Reading

Complete Reading Log

*Check Ch. 10 writing connection*

Active Reading Strategies:

-Reading Strategy Checklist

-Review Strategic Reader Traits (BEFORE reading)

-Review The House of the Scorpion writing connection Chapter 10

-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 11


*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 11*



Tuesday, 11/10

(daily lesson notes)

Independent Reading

Complete Reading Log

Active Reading Strategies:

-Event/Story Pyramid

-Review Strategic Reader Traits (DURING Reading)

- Review The House of the Scorpion writing connection for Ch. 11


Wednesday, 11/11

(daily lesson notes)

Independent Reading

Complete Reading Log

Active Reading Strategies:

-Review Strategic Reader Traits (AFTER reading) in relation to writing connection packet

-Take Quia Writing Survey

Thursday, 11/12

(daily lesson notes)

*Check & Record Reading Logs*

Active Reading Strategies:

-Review Strategic Reader Traits for tomorrow's quiz

-Review & Share Reading Log Entries

-Preview Semester Test Project - "Book in a Box"

- Review The House of the Scorpion writing connections for Ch. 11

- Read aloud of The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 12


*ASSIGNMENT: Complete writing connection for Ch. 12*


Friday, 11/13

(daily lesson notes)

*Reading Strategy Quiz*

-Preview Semester Test Project - "Book in a Box"

- Read Aloud The House of the Scorpion, Ch. 13

*ASSIGNMENT: Complete Ch. 13 writing connection*







Week 12 - November 2-6 The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer


Monday, 11/2

(daily lesson notes)

Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


- Grammar Waterfall - commas


*Put a comma after each part of a date or an address (except between state and zip)


*example: On Friday, June 5, 2009, we are flying to los Angeles, California.


*example: He lives at 2209 Oak St., Atlantic, Iowa 50022, in a blue house.


-Review The House of the Scorpion writing connection through Chapter 5


-Read aloud The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Chapter 6


*ASSIGNMENT: Read the remainder of Ch. 6 and complete writing connection*



Tuesday, 11/3

(daily lesson notes)

Independent Reading


Complete Reading Log


- Grammar Waterfall - semicolons


*use a semicolon between two complete sentences you want to join (but no FANBOYS)


*example: Stormy won the contest; she dominated Dannika.


*example: Josh lost to Kameron; he fell down at the end.


- Review The House of the Scorpion writing connections


- Read aloud of The House of the Scorpion, beginning with Ch. 7



*ASSIGNMENT: Read remainder of Ch. 7, starting at page 68 and complete writing connection*



Wednesday, 11/4 (early out)

(daily lesson notes)


- Review The House of the Scorpion writing connections


- Read Aloud The House of the Scorpion, Ch. 8



*ASSIGNMENT: Complete Ch. 8 writing connection*



Thursday, 11/5

(daily lesson notes)


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


*Check & Record Reading Logs*


- Grammar Waterfall - semicolons


*Use a semicolon in a list that already has commas in it.


*example: We have no school on Thursday, Nov. 26.; Friday, Nov. 27; and Saturday, Nov. 28.


- Review The House of the Scorpion writing connections


- Read Aloud The House of the Scorpion, starting at Ch. 9



*ASSIGNMENT: Read remainder of Ch. 9 and complete writing connection*



Friday, 11/6

(daily lesson notes)


- Grammar Waterfall - colons


*Put a colon after a complete sentence and before a list or answer.


*example: There are four football players here: Josh, Tyler, Andrew, and Devin


*example: Mrs. Hartwig loves candy: Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.


- Complete The House of the Scorpion writing connections for Ch. 9


- Read Aloud The House of the Scorpion, starting at Ch. 10



*ASSIGNMENT: Read Ch. 11 and complete writing connection*





Week 11 - October 26-30 The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer


Monday, 10/26

(daily lesson notes)

Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


DOL:

1. wizards of waverly place hasn’t began yet tv guide must be wrong in listing it at 530
2. when were finished with this project jan and me will help jeff and him finish there assignment
3. many of the great chirstian cathedrals in europe was built during the middle ages

- Grammar Waterfall - commas


*Put a comma between 2 sentences joined by a FANBOYS (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)


*example: We're going to the game, and then we're going to Pizza Hut.


*example: You can go to the game, or you can stay home.


- Preview The House of the Scorpion by reading back, making prediction in writing connection packet and reviewing contents and character list



Tuesday, 10/27

(daily lesson notes)

Independent Reading


Complete Reading Log

DOL:
4. havent youre parents never bring you anything home from a trip
5. tom asked me to borrow him my basketball pump but I told him it was broke
6. angie answered I was their because the police found one of my cats ginger on the corner of adams and highway 22

- Grammar Waterfall - commas


*Put commas around any word or phrase that interrupts a sentence


*example: Megan has, I think, a very interesting shirt on.


*example: Alex, however, has on a very plain shirt.


- Review The House of the Scorpion writing connections


- Begin read aloud of The House of the Scorpion



*ASSIGNMENT: Read Ch. 2 and complete writing connection*


Wednesday, 10/28

(daily lesson notes)


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log



DOL:

7. my dad said if you had not rose the temperature in the refrigerator the soda would of froze
8. me and my Uncle seen a model of the mayflower at johns hobby shop

- Grammar Waterfall - commas


*Put commas around a name or title used in direct address


*example: Devin, where is your game?.


*example: Do you know, Brittany, what the name is?


- Review The House of the Scorpion writing connections


- Read Aloud The House of the Scorpion



*ASSIGNMENT: Read remainder of Ch. 3 and complete writing connection*



Thursday, 10/29

(daily lesson notes)


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


*Check & Record Reading Logs*



DOL:

9. jan, louise and me have took our reports about the necklace a french short story to class
10. has sue threw away there pen that is different from our’s that we used in Geography class

- Review The House of the Scorpion writing connections for Ch. 3


- Read Aloud The House of the Scorpion, starting at Ch. 4



*ASSIGNMENT: Read remainder of Ch. 4 and complete writing connection through Ch. 4*



Friday, 10/30

(daily lesson notes)


*Check Writing Connections through Ch. 4*


*DOL: Quiz*


- Grammar Waterfall - commas


*Put a comma after an introductory phrase or clause


*example: Yes, you may have a book.


*example: After the game tonight, we're going to Tyler's house.


- Review The House of the Scorpion writing connections


- Read Aloud The House of the Scorpion, starting at Ch. 5



*ASSIGNMENT: Read Ch. 6 and complete writing connection*




Week 10 - October 19-23 - ITEDs & Grammar Connections


Monday, 10/19


ITEDs in the morning, with periods 4, 5, 6, and 7 as usual


-Complete Holes


J: RAFT - You are a book reviewer evaluating (summarizing & giving your opinion) (R) to teenagers (A) in the form of a book review (F) about the book Holes (T). Your writing should be at least two well-developed paragraphs with a topic sentence for each paragraph and support details organized logically. (Assignment will be your final grade for this unit.)



- Grammar Games


Tuesday, 10/20


ITEDs in the afternoon, with periods 1, 2, 3, and 4 as usual


Wednesday, 10/21 (2-hr. early dismissal)


*PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES*


-Grammar Connections


Thursday, 10/22 (2-hr. early dismissal)


*PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES*


-Grammar Connections


Friday, 10/23 - NO SCHOOL - 1st QUARTER BREAK




Week 9 - October 12-16 - Finishing Louis Sachar's Holes


Monday, 10/12

(daily lesson notes)


J: Free Write


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log



No Daily Oral Language (DOL):


-Take Test 2 on Holes


-Continue reading Holes - Chapter 42


Tuesday, 10/13

(daily lesson notes)

J: RAFT - You are Stanley accepting (R) Zero's apology (A) in the form of a dialogue (F) about him stealing the shoes and getting Stanley in trouble (T) (will be graded)



Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


No Daily Oral Language (DOL):


- In 4 complete sentences (including a topic sentence), evaluate how you think Stanley has changed from the beginning of the story to present.


Continue Reading Holes, starting at p. 191.


Wednesday, 10/14

(daily lesson notes)

J: You are Zero inquiring (R) to residence around the nation (A) in the format of an internet blog (F) about the whereabouts of your mother (T) (will be graded)


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


No Daily Oral Language (DOL):


Continue reading Holes - Chapter

-

Thursday, 10/15

(daily lesson notes)

J:No journaling today - FREE READ the entire time


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log



*Check & Record Reading Logs*


No Daily Oral Language (DOL):



-as a class, brainstorm the words we learned and discussed from this book


-Complete reading Holes - starting at Chapter 47


Friday, 10/16 (3-hr. Early Dismissal)

(no daily lesson notes)



No Journaling today because of early out



No Daily Oral Language (DOL) QUIZ


HOLES vocabulary QUIZ*


-Complete watching Holes movie.



Week 8 - October 5-11 - Luis Sachar's Holes

Monday, 10/5

(daily lesson notes)

J: Free Write



Independent Reading


Complete Reading Log


Daily Oral Language (DOL):


1. there was three people trapped inside the burning snyder hotel however firefighters breaked there doors down and saved them


2. us students visited washington dc last summer consequently we were able to see the white house


3. ms andrews is it true that the sears tower is the taller building in the world


Continue reading Holes


Tuesday, 10/6

(daily lesson notes)

J: R.A.F.T. - You are a journalist reporting (R) to the AHS student body (A) in the form of a newspaper article (F) about either Friday night's game against Creston or Saturday's dance (T)



Independent Reading


Complete Reading Log


Daily Oral Language (DOL):



4. edgar allen poe wrote the poem the raven he was an american author


5. my grandparents have gave me and my brother books games and clothing


6. them students have drew sketches of washington school for an assignment i believe


Continue Reading Holes.


Wednesday, 10/7 (early out)

(daily lesson notes)

J: No journal today because of early out


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


Daily Oral Language (DOL): No DOL today because of Wellness Fair


Participate in Wellness Fair


Thursday, 10/8

(daily lesson notes)

J: R.A.F.T. - You are a journalist reporting (R) to Atlantic residence (A) in the form of a news article (F) about the Wellness Fair and three things you learned from it (T).



Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log



*Check & Record Reading Logs*


Daily Oral Language (DOL):


7. we have ate kentucky fried chicken many times we like kentucky fried chicken


8. my friends went to see the movie et but i couldn’t go so i decided to watch television


9. at one time the empire builder was the finer passenger train in the united states rick added



-Complete read-aloud of Holes, starting at top of page 179.


-focus on problem solving


Friday, 10/9

(daily lesson notes)

J: Revise & edit your choice of this week's journal entries for a grade




Daily Oral Language (DOL): QUIZ


Either complete reading or watching Holes.




Week 7 - September 28-October 2 - Louis Sachar's Holes


Monday, 9/28

(daily lesson notes)

J:No journaling today - READ HOLES, starting at Chapter 26



Independent Reading


Complete Reading Log


Daily Oral Language (DOL):


Discus characters and prejudice in Holes


Continue reading Holes - Chapter



Tuesday, 9/29

(daily lesson notes)
Independent Reading

J:No journaling today - READ HOLES, starting at page 136



Complete Reading Log


Daily Oral Language (DOL):



1. mr and mrs brooks have drank many cups of coffee


2. in the morning billy and him will visit us


3. have you gave the presents to tom and her yet


Continue Reading Holes.


Wednesday, 9/30

(daily lesson notes)

J:No journaling today - READ HOLES, starting at Chapter 32


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


Daily Oral Language (DOL):


4. he dont want to leave until 630


5. she come here yesterday to return your crayons pencils and glue


6. there crayons was all broke and old


Continue reading Holes - Chapter 32.


Thursday, 10/1

(daily lesson notes)

J:No journaling today - READ HOLES, starting at Chapter 36


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log



*Check & Record Reading Logs*


Daily Oral Language (DOL):


7. hes going to give mothers candy away


8. she has went to the playground then she has went to the beach


9. after voting well find out who won home coming king and queen



Continue reading Holes.

Brainstorm a list of all the connections you can find between Stanley's family history, the old town of Green Lake, and the present adventures of Stanley and Sero. What has carried over from past to present? Which characters are connected? How do you know?

Friday, 10/2 (early out because of homecoming)

(no daily lesson notes)

J: No journaling today because of early out




Daily Oral Language (DOL): QUIZ


Continue watching Holes movie.





Week 6 - September 21-25 - Louis Sachar's Holes


Monday, 9/21

(daily lesson notes)

J: Free Write.


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


Daily Oral Language (DOL):


1. theres many piles of close to fold


2. dont you want this cookie


3. i dont have nothing to do


Characterization Activities


Learn characterization terminology


Discus characters in Holes


Continue reading Holes - Chapter 24



Tuesday, 9/22

(daily lesson notes)

J: My favorite movie...


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


Daily Oral Language (DOL):


4. there parents is at the picnic


5. on friday he went shopping


6. our dog has ate some meet


Watch first half of the movie Holes (through #12).


*During the movie, compare and contrast the text with the movie by writing down similarities and differences you see between the two.


Discuss some of the differences between the text and the movie.


*ASSIGNMENT: Write a Compare/Contrast paragraph of at least 7 complete sentences from the notes you took during class. Make sure you concentrate on developing a good topic sentence and then logically organizing your paragraph between what was similar and what was different. The Compare/Contrast paragraph is due tomorrow, Wednesday, 9/23/09.



Wednesday, 9/23

(daily lesson notes)

J: Describe your grandparents and your relationship with them.


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


*Compare/Contrast Paragraph DUE*


Daily Oral Language (DOL):


7. me and jerry is doin are home work now


8. at the beach i found shells rocks and bones


Continue reading Holes - Chapter 25.


Thursday, 9/24

(daily lesson notes)

J: Describe a job you had that was physically demanding.


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log



*Check & Record Reading Logs*


Daily Oral Language (DOL):


9. we dont have no where to go


10. bill seen three squirrels in mrs larsons yard



Continue reading Holes.


Friday, 9/25

(no daily lesson notes)

J: Revise & edit your choice of journal entries for a grade



Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log



Daily Oral Language (DOL): QUIZ


Continue watching Holes movie.




Week 5 - September 14-18 - Louis Sachar's Holes


Monday, 9/14


(daily lesson notes)


Daily Oral Language (DOL):


1. my fathers car is outside


2. grandma sent us oranges apples and pears


3. jerrys book fell down


J: Free Write.


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


Continue reading Holes - Chapter 11



Tuesday, 9/15

(daily lesson notes)

Daily Oral Language (DOL):


4. my sister she like playing baseball


5. that man drawed a map for mrs brown


6. me and my parents finded a fluffy kitten


J: One thing I am scared to do is...


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


Holes Test #1


Continue reading Holes.



Wednesday, 9/16 (EARLY OUT)

(daily lesson notes)

J: I wish I could...


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


Daily Oral Language (DOL):


7. we was thirsty for some juice



8. leslie and me will go



Continue reading Holes.



Thursday, 9/17

(daily lesson notes)

J: When I have free time...


Independent Reading



Complete and Grade Reading Log



Daily Oral Language (DOL):


9. & 10. dear sally


i havent no gum to give you


your friend


betty


Continue reading Holes.


*Write a Problem/Solution paragraph of at least five complete sentences about a problem Stanley encountered and how we did or should solve the problem.*


Friday, 9/18

(no daily lesson notes)

Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log



J: Revise & edit your choice of journal entries for a grade


*Stanley's Problem/Solution Due Today*


Daily Oral Language (DOL): QUIZ


Continue reading Holes.


Quick Write about Zero's character.




Week 4 - September 8-11 - Louis Sachar's Holes


Tuesday, 9/8

(daily lesson notes)

Daily Oral Language (DOL):


1. betty and me saw joan on halloween


2. i are angry


3. me and my brother play ball


J: Free Write.


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


Continue reading Holes - Chapter 6



Wednesday, 9/9

(daily lesson notes)

Daily Oral Language (DOL):


4. they was washing the car


5. them dogs like to eat


6. we comed to a high wall


J: If I was a teacher, I would...


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


Continue reading Holes.



Thursday, 9/10

(daily lesson notes)

Daily Oral Language (DOL):


7. mother she go to the store last night



8.he hitted the ball

9. brenda and terry is coming to are house on tuesday

J: The way I study is...


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log



Continue reading Holes.


Friday, 9/11

(no daily lesson notes)

Daily Oral Language (DOL): QUIZ


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log



J: Revise & edit your choice of journal entries for a grade


Continue reading Holes.


Quick Write about Stanley's character.


Week 3 - August 31 - September 4 - Louis Sachar's Holes


Monday, 8/31

(daily lesson notes)

Daily Oral Language (DOL):


1. my pet is named pepper


2. will john go with us


3. we rided to bills house in our car


J: Describe a dream that you had recently. Provide as many details as


possible.

Independent Reading


Complete Reading Log


Begin reading Holes.



Tuesday, 9/1


(daily lesson notes)

Daily Oral Language (DOL):


4. mr jones were in atlanta yesterday


5. me and kate went to the store


6. them boys was in chicago last week


J: Describe your perfect vacation.


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log


Continue reading Holes.



Wednesday, 9/2 - EARLY OUT


(daily lesson notes)


Daily Oral Language (DOL):


7. i hitted the ball hard



8. can you brang that to me on Monday


J: I was most angry when...


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log



GRAMMAR GAMES



Thursday, 9/3

(daily lesson notes)

Daily Oral Language (DOL):


9. is your brother tony going


10. on Monday we visit my uncles farm


J: Describe your room at home in detail. What are you proudest of and


why?


Independent Reading



Grade Reading Log


Continue reading Holes.



Friday, 9/4

(daily lesson notes)

Daily Oral Language (DOL): QUIZ


Independent Reading



Complete Reading Log



J: What are you doing this Labor Day weekend?


Continue reading Holes.




Week 2 - August 24-28 - Show the Know:


Monday 8/24:

(daily lesson notes)

*Classroom Compact DUE


*J: What different ways do you communicate (text, phone [cell or land], email, twitter, snail-mail, notes, heart-to-heart)? Whom do you communicate with and why?


*mini-lessons: whom/who and ([brackets] and parentheses)


*Grammar Matters - discuss importance of grammar as it relates to lax communication today (LOL, wr r yr BFFs?) versus college and business communication today.


*Grammar Quiz **http://www.quia.com/quiz/1896434.html**


*Interest Inventory http://www.quia.com/sv/333585.html




Tuesday 8/25:

(daily lesson notes)

*J: What part of "English" do you like best (grammar, reading, speech, theater, writing)? What have been some good experiences you've had in English class? What made them good? What were some bad experiences and why?


*Grammar Matters continued


*Grammar Games (Label Parts of Speech - Basketball Style)


Wednesday 8/26:

(daily lesson notes)

*J: What kind of writing have you had to do in previous grades? What kind of organization, pre-writing, and research have you used? How difficult or easy is writing for you? Why? What are your strengths and weaknesses in writing?


*Discuss 6-Traits Writing (terms and rubrics).


*Writing Quiz


Thursday 8/27:

(daily lesson notes)

*J: After almost two weeks of class, what is your honest impression of Eng1H? What are you expecting to learn this year? What are you expecting to struggle with? What are you expecting to excel at? What is your main goal for this semester in English?



*Writing Process Activity (Well-Developed Paragraph - Whose Line Is It Anyway Style)


Friday 8/28:

(daily lesson notes)

*J: Revise and Edit your choice of this week's journal entries.



*R.A.F.T. ASSIGNMENT DUE AT END OF CLASS


*Review Semester Schedule in more detail.


*Discuss Study Skills (connect with how they will help student in English AND all other classes).


*R.A.F.T. assignment workshop


*Revision/Reading Opportunity



Week 1 - August 18-21 - Know the Show:

Tuesday 8/18:

(daily lesson notes)

*J: Introduce yourself; tell what you feel is important for me to know.

*Review semester schedules and class routines.

*Read aloud and share introductions.


Wednesday 8/19:


(daily lesson notes)

*J: Describe what you feel respect is all about. Use specific examples - words, actions, thoughts - of what is and is not respectful to you. What speech and behavior help you feel respected? What speech and behavior makes you feel disrespected?

*Community building activities to determine class rules


Thursday 8/20:


(daily lesson notes)

*J: Describe your literacy history. What does literacy mean to you? How and when did you learn to read? How and when did you learn to write? Did you enjoy learning? Who taught you? How did you grow in your literacy? Who helped you? What kinds of reading and writing helped you grow?

*Continue community building to determine class rules with Respect/Disrespect Role Play.

*Compose & print out contract of class rules for students/parents to sign.


Friday 8/21:

(daily lesson notes)

*J: Revise and Edit your literacy history for journal grade

Interest Inventory http://www.quia.com/sv/333585.html

*Literacy Histories DUE

*ASSIGN Classroom Compact - Due Monday

*Discuss standards & benchmarks for 9th grade.