Welcome to English ILA - Introduction to Language Arts!


Week 1 - August 17-20 - Know the Show:

Iowa Core: Listen for information & understandingReal-World Application: Mastering these listening & interaction skills will help you get along in school, home, work, and society.

>Tuesday 8/17:

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Grab a notebook/journal from your class box; grab a few markers, colors, etc. to decorate the front sheet of your journal (including your name); and then introduce yourself in your journal, telling what you feel is important for me to know.

*Mrs. Hartwig's Introduction

*View and discuss semester schedules, normal class routines, wiki, and work expectationsPicture_13.png

*Discuss classroom integrity

*Read aloud and share introductions.

*Look for independent reading book




>Wednesday 8/18:

journaling.jpgDescribe 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 make you feel disrespected?



>Discuss group discussion/group work & its significance in this class

>Community building activities to determine class rules

>Each group come up with a typical situation that happens in school each week and design a role play with both a respect and disrespect outcome - then discuss different actions



>Thursday 8/19:

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading 10 minutes

Continue community building to determine class rules

>Consider what “rules,” as society defines them, are helpful in creating a good, safe, comfortable, and productive classroom?

Behavior (to classmates & teacher)
Speech
Work ethic
Gum/candy/drinks
iPods/phones
Bathroom
????

>In groups, decide what you would like included in our classroom agreement.

Which “behaviors” from above?
What about student-to-teacher expectations?
What about teacher-to-student expectations?
>Compose & print out contract of class rules for students/parents to sign.

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DUE TOMORROW - Classroom Compact - Everyone bringing back their classroom compact signed by both student and parent will get the full 10 points AND a TREAT!



>Friday 8/20:

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Iowa Core: Use a variety of skills and strategies to comprehend complex nonfiction & informational text.Real-World Application: Developing reading strategies and your reading-writing connections improves all your comprehension skills, whether it is in English, math, history, newspaper reading, work, or whatever you read and write about in the real world.

>Discuss Iowa Core & its relevance to students

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






Week 2 - August 23-27 - Show the Know:

Iowa Core: 1) Use an effective writing process, 2) Write on demand, and 3) Adhere to conventions generally established in spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage, syntax, and style
Real-World Application: Developing and mastering grammar and writing skills increases your ability to effectively communicate in all other classes, in addition to work, civic, and personal life situations both now and as an adult.

>Monday 8/23:

achieve3000.jpg"What Adults Can Learn From Babies"

2 things to remember when using Achieve3000:

1) Make sure your browser has allowed pop-ups from Empower3000.com; Picture_2.png

2) Resize your window so that when you get to the Thought Question you will be able to refer to and see the pop-up window that shows the article you are writing about.

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Iowa Core: Use a variety of skills and strategies to comprehend complex nonfiction & informational text.Real-World Application: Developing reading strategies and your reading-writing connections improves all your comprehension skills, whether it is in English, math, history, newspaper reading, work, or whatever you read and write about in the real world.


>Tuesday 8/24:

Listen to Mrs. Hartwig's jing


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

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading until end of class





>Wednesday 8/25:

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>Discuss Read-100-Books Pizza Party!


>Grammar Matters - Make the Connection:


What are the different parts of speech? Write an example of each.




>What do you know about GRAMMAR?

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




>Thursday 8/26:

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading 10 minutes

>Discuss the writing process and 6-traits writing (terms and rubrics).



assignment.jpg#1DUE AT END OF CLASS TODAY - Create your own R.A.F.T. idea

#2: DUE BY END OF CLASS FRIDAY - Complete your writing assignment according to your own R.A.F.T. idea





>Friday 8/27:

atstudentdesk.gif >Writing Process Activity >Work on R.A.F.T. writing assignment from yesterday
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R.A.F.T. writing assignment DUE TODAY







Week 3 - August 30-September 3 - COMMUNICATION:

>Monday 8/30:

achieve3000.jpg"Hi! How May I Help You?"


J: When you deal with a customer service representative (either in person or over the phone), what are the ways that person helps you? What does he or she do that irritate you and make the situation worse?

>Communication Activity

>First, put pairs back to back on floor, one with a copy of a drawing and one with a white board and marker. The one with the drawing has to explain only verbally how to draw the drawing.

>Communication Assessment: What did you discover helped you communicate effectively? What did you discover hurt your effective communication?



>Tuesday 8/31:

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading 10 minutes

>Brainstorm mini-lesson >R.A.F.T. workshop

>Wednesday 9/1:

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What different ways do you personally communicate (text, phone [cell or land], email, twitter, snail-mail, notes, heart-to-heart)? Whom do you communicate with and why? What is your favorite form of communication?


>Communication Model Presentation


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DUE FRIDAY - Create your own model of the communication process that incorporates all the elements of communication and indicates the process (continuous) aspects of communication. Your model should be a specific example of a communication situation. You may draw, cut out magazine pictures, use photos - your choice.

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>Thursday 9/2:

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading 10 minutes



>Verbal Communication

>Verbal Communication Quick Draws

>Verbal Communication Role Plays


assignment_book.jpgDUE FRIDAY: Communication Process Model Project





>Friday 9/3:

amstein.jpgGuest Speaker: Dr. Michael Amstein, Atlantic Community School District Superintendent

assignment_due.jpgDUE TODAY: Communication Process Model Project


>Share models with class




Week 4 - September 7-10 - LISTENING SKILLS:

>Monday 9/6: LABOR DAY



>Tuesday 9/7:


achieve3000.jpg"Movies for Everyone"

>Communication Process Workshop




>Wednesday 9/8:

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)

>Good Listening Skills


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>Share: What makes a good listener?

What are things a good listener should do?

What are things that bad listeners do that make other people feel badly?


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>Try it Out:

Listener: Actively listen.

Speaker: Tell about a success you have experienced.

Observer: Make note of active listening skills used and give feedback.




>Thursday 9/9:

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)

>Good Listening Skills

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>Try it Out:

Listener: Students actively listen to Mrs. Hartwig to see if what I'm saying verbally matches what I say non-verbally.

>How important is it that our verbal and our non-verbal match?

>Do we understand a speaker better if their non-verbal matches their verbal?

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>Try it Out:

Listener: Actively listen and then respond with an "I" response.

Speaker: Tell about the biggest challenge you faced in middle school.

Observer: Make note of active listening skills used and give feedback.



>Friday 9/10:

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)

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>Try it Out:


Male/Female Listeners: Actively listen and write down your understanding.


Male/Female Speakers: Explain what your usual day consists of (your class schedule and what you usually do after school until bedtime).


>What differences do you see in the responses of the guys versus the gals?



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>Share: Did the differences Tracey talked about show up in the responses we got in our class ?


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>Share: Why does empathy matter?








Week 5 - September 13-17 - DYNAMICS OF GROUP COMMUNICATIONS:


>Monday 9/13:

achieve3000.jpg"Wired& Tired"



>Group Dynamics - Internet Social Networking: Is it different on the web?

>Listening Skills Review

*Communication process

*Strong Listening Skills

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>Tuesday 9/14:

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)


>Group Dynamics - School: From a Student Perspective

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>Think about the kind of listening skills you use in group discussions that are different than or similar to those you use when you are listening and speaking one-on-one. Describe 3 strong communication skills you use in group discussions in class and explain whether they are different than or similar to those skills you would use in one-on-one communication. (Use complete sentences.)

>Think about some feelings you experience when you are in whole class or small group discussions in school. Describe 3 examples of communication (either good or bad) that happen in class discussions and describe how they make you feel. (Use complete sentences.)
>Think about some feelings you experience when you are in whole group situations in a school setting but not in a class. Describe 3 examples of communication (either good or bad) that happen in non-class situations in school and describe how they make you feel (e.g. lunch, class meetings, study hall, passing time). (Use complete sentences.)

>Think about some feelings you experience when you are in group discussions in a new place or one you are not used to. Evaluate and explain how you normally communicate and interact with people in places either new to you or places you are not used to or not comfortable in. (Use at least 3 complete sentences.)






>Wednesday 9/15:


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Complete your questions from yesterday's Group Dynamics assignment.







>Group Dynamics - Social: The Roles We Play


>GUEST SPEAKER: JUDY KAY


*GATE KEEPER - keeps communication moving; invites input from different group members; asks others to "hold that thought" to give others a chance to talk


*ENCOURAGER - offers compliments; encourages people to speak up; offers praise


*HARMONIZER - smooths differences; suggests compromises, eases tensions


*INITIATOR - idea person; offers ideas; brings up new points


*INFORMATION SEEKER - asks questions; points out missing information


*WITHDRAWER - sits back and withholds ideas; closes down; shares only brief comments


*JOKER - draws attention to self through jokes and pranks


*BLOCKER - interrupts; shuts down ideas before they can be explored


*DOMINATOR - talks too much (more than one's share); pushes own ideas over others' ideas






>Thursday 9/16:


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>Group Dynamics - Public: From an Authority Perspective


>GUEST SPEAKER: Cass County Deputy Sheriff Corey Larsen




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>Friday 9/17





quiz.jpgListening Skills Quiz




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>The dynamics of group work: Apply what you've learned in PLAYING GAMES!








Week 6 - September 20-24 - Personal Narratives: Richard Wright's "The Night I Won the Rights to the Streets of Memphis"




Monday, 9-20


atstudentdesk.gif>Summarizing activities: Get the GIST


achieve3000.jpg"She Did What Was Right"


>Summarize three times during your reading





Tuesday, 9-21


reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)



>Read Aloud Richard Wright's "The Night I Won the Rights to the Streets of Memphis"


>Continuing to Get the GIST





Wednesday, 9-22


reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)




>Read Aloud Richard Wright's "The Night I Won the Rights to the Streets of Memphis"


>Continuing to Get the GIST







Thursday, 9-23


reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)



>Summaries of "The Night I Won the Rights to the Streets of Memphis"


journaling.jpgWrite about a time in your life when you had to do something difficult.





Friday, 9-24


reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)


Grammar Games





Week 7 - Sept. 27- Oct. 1 - Personal Narratives: Your Own Story


Monday, 9-27



achieve3000.jpgSearch for and choose an article that is of interest to you in your life and be ready to explain how that topic reflects you.



>Richard Wright's Personal Narrative: Review his story & learn more

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Tuesday, 9-28

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)


>Preparing your ROUGH DRAFT of your own personal narrative:

Paragraph 1: Introducing yourself

Paragraph 2: Things you like to do

Paragraph 3: Your family

Paragraph 4: Your best friend




Wednesday, 9-29

journaling.jpgWhat event or person in your life do you feel had a big influence in making you who you are today? Explain why?


>Your Own Personal Narrative ROUGH DRAFT:

Paragraph 5: What you look like

Paragraph 6: Your home

Paragraph 7: An important memory of a person or an event that has influenced who you are today




Thursday, 9-30

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)


>Your Own Personal Narrative:

Paragraph 8: Your Future (marriage, career, home, life, activities, etc.)




Friday, 10-1

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)


>Your Own Personal Narrative: Autobiographical Poem

Line 1: Your first name
Line 2: Four traits that describe you
Line 3: Sibling of...
Line 4: Who likes (people, ideas)
Line 5: Who feels...
Line 6: Who needs....
Line 7: Who gives...
Line 8: Who fears...
Line 9: Who would like to see...
Line 10: Resident of (your city, or state)
Line 11: Your last name





Week 8 - Oct. 4-8 - Personal Narratives: Maya Angelou's "Mrs. Flowers" from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Monday, 10-4

achieve3000.jpg"Maya's Excellent Adventure"


>Maya Angelou Biography

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Tuesday, 10-5


reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)



>Read-Aloud of Maya Angelou's "Mrs. Flowers"


>Continuing to Get the GIST





Wednesday, 10-6


journaling.jpgWrite about someone who has shown you a great deal of kindness or taken time to spend with you. What did he or she do? How did it make you feel?




>Read-Aloud of Maya Angelou's "Mrs. Flowers"


>Cooperative Comprehension







Thursday, 10-7


reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)



>Summaries of what we've learned about Maya Angelou


In your Maya Angelou Essay, include the following:


Paragraph 1: Introduction: We have been learning about Maya Angelou... (how? video clip, Achieve3000 article, story written by her about her early years)


Paragraph 2: (video clip) example of transition/topic sentence: From the video clip I learned...


Paragraph 3: (Achieve3000 article) example of transition/topic sentence: During the article, I learned...


Paragraph 4: (Story) example of transition/topic sentence: From Angelou's own story, I learned...


Paragraph 5: Conclusion: example of transition/topic sentence: The most interesting things I learned about Maya Angelou were... or From what I learned about Maya Angelou, I feel...





Friday, 10-8


reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)


assignment.jpgMaya Angelou Essay Due Today



>Grammar Lesson: Complete Sentences, Fragments, and Run-ons


>Revising thought question from "Maya's Excellent Adventure"


>CHOOSE TWO WORDS that you would use to tell about Maya Angelou. Explain why you picked each word. Use examples from the story in your answer. Use your own ideas as well.





Week 9 - Oct. 11-15 - Personal Narratives: Revising & Editing Your Own


Monday, 10-11


achieve3000.jpg"Re-Writing Last Week's Thought Question" AND "Teen Sails Around the World"




>Complete Sentence Wrap-Up from last Friday





Tuesday, 10-12


reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading (10 minutes)


checkmark.gifGrammar Check: Complete Subjects & Predicates Review



laptop.jpg>TYPE & REVISE Your Own Personal Narrative: Introducing yourself & Family & Friends





Wednesday, 10-13


checkmark.gifGrammar Check: Complete Subjects & Predicates Review





laptop.jpg>TYPE & REVISE Your Own Personal Narrative: Personal Features & Home






Thursday, 10-14


(shortened schedule for speaker)


laptop.jpg>TYPE & REVISE Your Own Personal Narrative: Your Defining Moment/Memory & Your Future





Friday, 10-15




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>TYPE & REVISE Your Own Personal Narrative:


>YOUR PERSONAL NARRATIVE MUST BE COMPLETED TODAY


>WHEN YOU ARE DONE WITH YOUR TYPING, DECORATE THE COVER OF YOUR PERSONAL NARRATIVE





reading_icon.jpgWhen done typing your personal narratives and decorating your cover, silently read.





Week 10 - Oct. 18-21 - Back to Basics: Writing Effectively



Monday, 10-18


achieve3000.jpg"Talking with Pictures"


reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading when you are done





Tuesday, 10-19


reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading


checkmark.gifGRAMMAR CHECK: SIMPLE SUBJECTS


>Sequence:


-Look at the poster and create a paragraph describing the sequence of pictures you see, elaborating on what is happening in each picture.


-Start your paragraph with the topic sentence, "Everyone should brush their teeth twice a day."



>SHARE YOUR PARAGRAPHS


>Compare & Contrast:


-Look at the picture and create a paragraph, using complete sentences to compare (describe what is similar) and contrast (describe what is different) about the elephants in the picture.


-Start out your sentence with the topic sentence, "Two elephants are pictured."


>HAND IN YOUR PARAGRAPHS






Wednesday, 10-20



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>MY APOLOGIES, but I still have NO VOICE.


>THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND COOPERATION TODAY!!


>In an attempt to hopefully have a voice for this afternoon and evening's P-S-T conferences, I will not be speaking today.


>Please look at the two posters in front of the podium as you complete the following written work:



>Main Idea & Details:


-Look at the poster and create a paragraph summarizing the main idea and details that you see present in the picture.


-Start out your sentence with the topic sentence, "Fishing can be fun."


>SHARE YOUR PARAGRAPHS


>Character & Setting:


-Look at the picture and create a paragraph describing the characters (who is in the picture?) and the setting (where are they?) that you see in the picture.


-Use descriptive words to describe the characters and setting.


-Start out your sentence with the topic sentence, "Baseball can be a fun sport to learn."


>HAND IN YOUR PARAGRAPHS


reading_icon.jpgWhen you have completed your two paragraphs and handed them in, read silently.






Thursday, 10-21


atstudentdesk.gifSee the board for your new seating chart.


reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading



checkmark.gifGRAMMAR CHECK: Subject & Predicates



>Make Predictions:


-Look at the poster and create a paragraph to describe your predictions about this picture (Who are these people? What are these people doing? Where are they? Where are they going? What will they do later?)


-Start out your sentence with a topic sentence that starts out, "The people...".


>SHARE YOUR PARAGRAPHS


>Cause and Effect:


-Evaluate the pictures in the poster and create a paragraph that explains cause and effect (What is happening first and what effect does it cause?).


-Start out your sentence with the topic sentence, "People are bowling in a bowling alley."


>HAND IN YOUR PARAGRAPHS





Week 11 - Oct. 25-29 - Back to Basics: Writing Effectively (& ITEDs)



Monday, 10-25


achieve3000.jpgChoose your own article for today through the search tool and complete all five components (pre-reading response, reading connections, activity, thought question, and poll)


WRITING TOGETHER:


>SHARE PARAGRAPHS FROM LAST WEEK

>Summarize:

-Look at the poster and create a paragraph summarizing what you see happening in the picture. Make sure you are summarizing only what you see, not what you think happened before or after the scene in the poster.

-Start out your sentence with a topic sentence that starts out, "A running race has been happening."


>Draw a Conclusion:

-Look at the poster and analyze what has happened in this picture.

-Create a paragraph that describes what conclusion you came to about the situation in the picture.

-Start your sentence with a topic sentence that begins, "The girl in the picture...".






Tuesday, 10-26

i_have_a_plan_iowa.jpg Move to the Media Center to begin I Have a Plan Iowa Surveys




Wednesday, 10-27


i_have_a_plan_iowa.jpg Move to the Media Center to complete I Have a Plan Iowa Surveys



Thursday, 10-28

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading 10 minutes

checkmark.gifDaily Oral Language with your own sentences

>REVISE YOUR PARAGRAPHS FROM LAST WEEK





Friday, 10-29


Schoolhouse-Rock.jpgGrammar VIDEO

quiz.jpgGRAMMAR QUIZ







Week 12 - Nov. 1-5 - Louis Sachar's Holes


Monday, 11/1

achieve3000.jpg"Love These Gloves"

checkmark.gifDaily Oral Language (DOL):

1. my pet is named pepper

2. will john go with us

3. we rided to bills house in our car


reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading


Tuesday, 11/2

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading

checkmark.gifDaily 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


Character & Characterization


holes_cover.jpgBegin read-aloud of Holes.

Quick Draw what you picture in Chapter 1



Wednesday, 11/3

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading

checkmark.gifDaily Oral Language (DOL):

7. i hitted the ball hard

8. can you brang that to me on Monday

holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes - Chapters 2 & 3.

>Quick Write about Stanley's character.



Thursday, 11/4

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading

checkmark.gifDaily Oral Language (DOL):

9. is your brother tony going

10. on Monday we visit my uncles farm


holes_cover.jpgContinue reading Holes - Chapters 4 & 5.



Friday, 11/5

quiz.jpgDaily Oral Language (DOL): QUIZ

holes_cover.jpgContinue reading Holes Chapters 6 & 7.




Week 13 - Nov. 8-12 - Louis Sachar's Holes


Monday, 11/8

achieve3000.jpg"Second Chances"

checkmark.gifDaily Oral Language (DOL):

1. betty and me saw joan on halloween

2. i are angry

3. me and my brother play ball


reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading


Tuesday, 11/9

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading

checkmark.gifDaily Oral Language (DOL):

4. they was washing the car

5. them dogs like to eat

6. we comed to a high wall


holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes.

>Quick Write about Zero's character.



Wednesday, 11/10

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading

checkmark.gifDaily Oral Language (DOL):

7. mother she go to the store last night

8.he hitted the ball


holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes.





Thursday, 11/11

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading

checkmark.gifDaily Oral Language (DOL):

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

10. Kayla like kittens, austin like dogs.


holes_cover.jpgContinue reading Holes.



Friday, 11/12

quiz.jpgDaily Oral Language (DOL): QUIZ

holes_cover.jpgComplete Chapters 10-11 Reflection of Holes.

>Begin watching the movie Holes.





Week 14 - Nov. 15-19 - Louis Sachar's Holes


Monday, 11/15

achieve3000.jpg"Can You Dig It?"

checkmark.gifDaily Oral Language (DOL):

1. my fathers car is outside

2. grandma sent us oranges apples and pears

3. jerrys book fell down


reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading




Tuesday, 11/16

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading

checkmark.gifDaily 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


holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes.



Wednesday, 11/17

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading

checkmark.gifDaily Oral Language (DOL):

7. we was thirsty for some juice

8. leslie and me will go

holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes.



Thursday, 11/18

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading

checkmark.gifDaily Oral Language (DOL):

9. & 10. dear sally

i havent no gum to give you

your friend

betty

quiz.jpgQuiz over chapters 1-14

holes_cover.jpgContinue reading Holes.


Friday, 11/19

quiz.jpgDaily Oral Language (DOL): QUIZ

holes_cover.jpgContinue reading Holes.




Week 15 - Nov. 22--24 - Louis Sachar's Holes


Monday, 11/22

achieve3000.jpg"A Man Changes Lives in Sudan"

writing-color.gifInductive Reasoning: Re-organize Friday's paragraph about the pizza party?



holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Chapter 19 Holes.



reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading

Tuesday, 11/23

holes_movie.jpgWatch Holes movie.




Wednesday, 11/24


holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes.

holes_movie.jpgContinue watching Holes movie.



Thursday, 11-25 - NO SCHOOL- HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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Friday, 11-26 - NO SCHOOL - HAPPY THANKSGIVING



Week 16 - Nov. 29-Dec.3 - Louis Sachar's Holes


Monday, 11/29

achieve3000.jpgRead your choice of the newest articles in your mail inbox

writing-color.gifInductive Reasoning: Re-organize Friday's paragraph about the pizza party?



Tuesday, 11/30

writing-color.gifInductive Reasoning: Re-organize Friday's paragraph about the pizza party?



holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes, starting at Ch. 21 & completing reading responses.

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading



Wednesday, 12/1



holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes & completing reading responses.


writing-color.gifRoundtable descriptive paragraph - choose a character in our story and take turns in your group writing expressive sentences describing that character.

holes_movie.jpgContinue watching Holes movie, if time allows.




Thursday, 12/2

holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes & completing reading responses.

writing-color.gifExpression Exercise

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading




Friday, 12/3

holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes & completing reading responses.

writing-color.gifRe-write your group's character description using different expressions, different syntax, different organization, and different words (synonyms).

holes_movie.jpgContinue watching Holes movie, if time allows.






Week 17 - Dec.6-10 - Louis Sachar's Holes


Monday, 12/6

holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes, starting at Chapter 27.

achieve3000.jpg"Trapped on a Mountain"



Tuesday, 12/7

writing-color.gifBegin class by completing the response journal for Chapter 30, where you tell the warden what you think about Zero's situation and why he probably won't be coming back for water like she thinks. Then get out another piece of paper so that you can paraphrase Chapter 33 as Mrs. Hartwig reads it. Remember that paraphrasing is not the same as summarizing. When you summarize, you tell the main points; when you paraphrase, you retell the same information in your own words.



holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes & completing reading responses.

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading



Wednesday, 12/8



holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes & completing reading responses.

holes_movie.jpgContinue watching Holes movie.




Thursday, 12/9

assignment_book.jpgRead Chapter 40 and complete reading response - DUE TOMORROW

holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes & completing reading responses.

writing-color.gifSummarize each chapter we read today & share out loud.

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading



Friday, 12/10

assignment.jpgChapter 40 Response Journal DUE TODAY

holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes, starting at chapter 41 & completing reading responses.

holes_movie.jpgContinue watching Holes movie.




Week 18 - Dec.13-17 - Louis Sachar's Holes


Monday, 12/13

holes_cover.jpgContinue read-aloud of Holes, starting at Chapter 43.

checkmark.gifGrade Check with each student



Tuesday, 12/14



holes_cover.jpgComplete read-aloud of Holes, starting at Ch. 47, and then complete reading responses.

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading



Wednesday, 12/15 - Mrs. Hartwig will be gone.

assignment_book.jpg4-paragraph essay DUE FRIDAY

holes_movie.jpgContinue watching Holes movie.


an_essay_writing.gifWrite a four-paragraph essay both comparing and contrasting the book to the movie. This means you should have what is similar between the book and the movie AND what is different. Your introductory paragraph should introduce the book and its author and end with a sentence something like the following: "There are both similarities and differences between the book and the movie." Then your two middle paragraphs should organize the similarities in one paragraph and the differences in the other paragraph. Then you should end your essay with a concluding paragraph that begins something like this: "Although the book and the movie have both similarities and differences, the plot of the story is about the same," and then end that paragraph with your opinion of the book, including why you liked or disliked the book.

reading_icon.jpgWhen done with the essay, please read silently.




Thursday, 12/16

assignment_book.jpg4-paragraph essay DUE FRIDAY

quiz.jpgFinal Test over Holes

>Semester In Review:

Discuss what we've done this semester and what the semester test will be like.



Friday, 12/17

assignment.jpg4-paragraph essay DUE TODAY

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading

>Semester In Review:

Discuss what we've done this semester and what the semester test will be like.



Week 19 - December 20-25 Semester Final Projects

Monday, 12-20

reading_icon.jpgSilent Reading

>Semester In Review:

Discuss what we've done this semester and what the semester test will be like.




Tuesday, 12-21 - Semester Exams for periods 1, 3, 5 & 7

>Semester Test

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Wednesday, 12-22 - Semester Exams for periods 2, 4 & 6

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Enjoy a very merry, blessed, and relaxing Christmas break!!












WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL and SEMESTER 2!!!!



Week 19 - Jan. 5-7 - :

Wednesday 1/5/11:

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