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Week # 16

 

Monday, November 28, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph explaining one thing you are thankful for.

Notes:

 

-Objective: I will be able to analyze the elements of a novel.

-Book reports are due Thursday, December 1, 2011.

-Characters: What does the character say? What does the character do? What do other people say about the character? What are the physical traits of the character?

 

Week # 15

 

Monday, November 21, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph explaining the symbolism in Lord of the Flies.

Notes: No Notes

 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph explaining one of the characters from Lord of the Flies.

Notes: No Notes

 

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (Nov 23-25)

 

NO SCHOOL...THANKSGIVING BREAK

 

Week # 14

 

Monday, November 14, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write 4 compound sentences using FANBOYS.

Notes: Copy the following notes.

 

-Today's Objective: I will be able to write a persuasive essay that uses proper grammar skills.

-A persuasive essay includes: an outline (topic, claim, 3 reasons supporting claim, 5 paragraphs, excellent grammar skills.

-Example Outline: Topic- Dress Code Policy, Claim- We should have a strict dress code policy at NHS. Reasons- 1. better academics, 2. less distractions, 3. student professionalism

 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

 

Bellwork: Write 4 compound sentences using "FANBOYS" conjunctions.

Notes: Copy the following notes.

 

-Today's Objective: I will be able to write a persuasive essay that uses proper grammar skills.

-Rubric: 5 Paragraph Format (80 Points), Proper Grammar Skills (80 Points), Use 4 Compound Sentences (80 Points), TOTAL = 240

-Make sure that you turn in these things with your essay: OUTLINE, ROUGH DRAFT, GRAMMAR CHECKLIST, and FINAL DRAFT.

 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

 

Friday, November 18, 2011

 

Week # 13

 

Monday, November 7, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph on any topic.

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph on any topic.

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph on any topic.

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph on any topic.

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

Friday, November 11, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph on any topic.

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

Week # 12

 

Monday, October 31, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a 1/2 page explaining what you did over the weekend.

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph on any topic.

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph on any topic.

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph on any topic.

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

Friday, November 4, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph on any topic.

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

Week # 11

 

Monday, October 24, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a RAFT letter for "Lamb to the Slaughter."

Notes: No notes

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

 

Bell Work: What is the one thing that everyone must experience?

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

 

Bell Work: Read for 10 minutes.

Notes: No notes

 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write down what books you have read so far this semester.

Notes: No notes

 

Friday, October 28, 2011

 

Bell Work: Read for 10 minutes

Notes: No notes

 

Week # 10

 

Monday, October 17, 2011

 

Bell Work: Describe the setting for the book you are reading.

Notes: Copy notes from a friend in class.

 

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph describing a character that you have seen in your personal reading.

Notes: No notes

 

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph describing the setting of a book you have read.

Notes: No notes

 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph about a time that you had to do something that you really didn't want to do.

Notes: No notes 

 

Friday, October 21, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph telling what you plan to do over the weekend.

Notes: No notes

 

Week # 9

 

Monday, October 10, 2011

 

 

Bell Work: TLI Reading Test

 

Notes: No notes

 

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

 

Bell Work: Read for 10 minutes. Write one Text to World (TW) connection.

 

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

 

Bell Work: Read for 10 minutes. Write one Text to World (TW) connection.

 

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

 

Bell Work: Read for 10 minutes. Write one Text to Self Connection (TS) with quote.

 

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

Friday, October 14, 2011

 

Bell Work: Read for 10 minutes. Write 2 words down from your book and define them with context clues.

 

Notes: Copy notes from a friend.

 

 

Week # 8

 

Monday, October 3, 2011

 

Bell Work: Read for 10 minutes and then create one Author & Me question.

 

Notes: Copy the notes from a classmate.

 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

 

Bell Work:  Read for 10 minutes and then create one Author & Me question.

 

Notes: Copy the notes from a classmate.

 

Wednesday, Octber 5, 2011

 

Bell Work: TLI Writing Test

 

Notes: No notes

 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

 

Bell Work: Read for 10 minutes and write one On My Own Question.

 

Notes: No notes

 

 

Friday, Octber 7, 2011

 

Bell Work: Read for 10 minutes and write one On My Own Question.

 

Notes: No note

 

Week # 7

 

Monday, September 26, 2011

 

Bell Work: Read for 10 minutes. Then write one Text to Text Connection (TT) and one Text to Self Connection (TS).

 

Notes:

 

-Open response questions are on interim assessments as well as on EOC tests.

-Open response questions come after a reading passage and ask you for specific information from the passage.

-By answering an open response question well, you better your chances of scoring proficient on an EOC.

-C.U.B. stands for…

C = Circle the “command words”

U = Underline the “whats”

B = Bracket the “numbers”

 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph explaining your plan for after high school.

 

Notes: Borrow a classmate's notes and copy them.

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph describing your favorite food.

 

Notes: Borrow a classmate's notes and copy them.

 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph describing a good friend.

 

Notes: Borrow a classmate's notes and copy them.

 

Friday, September 30, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph describing one of your family members.

 

Notes: Borrow a classmate's notes and copy them.

 

Week # 6

 

Monday, September 19, 2011

 

Bell Work:  Read for 10 minutes and then create one Author & Me question and one On My Own question.

 

Notes:

 

Today's Objective: I will be able to create claims on various writing topics.

Claims: A claim is simply stating what you believe about a certain topic. Making a claim is an important skill whenever you are writing an essay.

Example:

 

-Topic: School Uniforms

-Claim: I do not believe NHS should have school uniforms.

-Reason # 1: School uniforms are uncomfortable.

-Reason # 2: School uniforms would take away individuality.

-Reason # 3: School uniforms would limit student creativity.

 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

 

Bell Work: Read for 10 minutes and then write one Author & Me question and one On My Own question.

 

Notes:

 

Today's Objective: I will be able to create an outline for a persuasive essay.

Outline Parts: Claim, 3 reasons for your claim, Examples

 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

 

Bell Work: Read for 10 minutes and write one Author & ME Question and one On My Own Question.

 

Notes:

 

Today's Objective: I will be able to write a persuasive essay based on a personal claim.

 

Thursday, September 22

 

Bell Work: Read for 10 minutes and write one Author & ME question and one On My Own question.

 

Notes: No notes

 

Friday, September 23

 

Bell Work: Write "Essay Quiz" on your bell work sheet.

 

Notes: No notes

 

 

Week # 5

 

Monday, September 12, 2011

 

Bell Work- Write one paragraph discussing what you did over the weeknd.

 

Notes- Take the following notes.

 

•You will be reading 4 independent reading books (books from the library home) this semester on your own.

•You will do book reports on these 4 books. •2 are due on November 1, 2011.

•2 are due on December 1, 2011.

•-Using context clues, you can make an intelligent “guess” as to what the definition of a word is.

-Direct Definition- The author places the definition in the sentence.

-Synonym- Word or words around a difficult word that mean the same as the word you are trying to define

-Antonym- •Word or words around a difficult word that mean the opposite of the word you are trying to define. Look for words like “but,” “however,” “on the contrary.”

 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph explaining what context clues are.

 

Notes:

 

-You will be reading 4 independent reading books (books from the library home) this semester on your own.

-You will do book reports on these 4 books. 2 are due on November 1, 2011. 2 are due on December 1, 2011.

-Today's Objective: I will be able to use context clues to define new words.

-Using context clues, you can make an intelligent “guess” as to what the definition of a word is.

-Direct Definition: The author places the definition in the sentence.

-Synonym: Word or words around a difficult word that mean the same as the word you are trying to define

-Antonym: Word or words around a difficult word that mean the opposite of the word you are trying to define. Look for words like “but,” “however,” “on the contrary.”

 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph explaining a situation where you would use context clues.

 

Notes: No notes.

 

Thursday, September 15, 2011

 

Bell Work: Write a paragraph describing someone you know.

 

Notes: No Notes.

 

Friday, September 16, 2011

 

Bell Work: Context Clue Activity

 

Notes: No notes.

 

Week # 4

 

Monday, September 5, 2011

 

Labor Day

 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

 

Bell Work- Write a 1 page journal entry over what you did over the extended weekend.

 

Notes- No Notes 

 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

 

Bell Work- Write a paragraph explaining whether you think Steve Harmon from Monster is guilty of murder. Include evidence from your reading.

 

Notes- Take the following notes.

 

Text to Self = TS

Text to Text = TT

Text to World = TW

 

Make sure you write the quote/sentence that helped you think of the connection. Also, include the page #.

 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

 

Bell Work- Write one paragraph summarizing what you have read so far in Monster.

 

Notes- Take the following notes.

 

You get participation points for following our classroom rules and procedures as well as doing your work each day (10 Points per day).

 

Friday, September 9, 2011

 

Bell Work- Write "Letter to Steve Harmon" on your bell work sheet. Then on a new sheet of paper write a one page letter to Steve Harmon from the book Monster. Turn in the letter when you finish it.

 

Notes- No notes

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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