April 2017




April 28


PARCC Schedule for Today - 1, 3, 3, 4, 6, 6, 7





Periods 2 and 5
Finished "Paris and Queen Helen" work.
Finished "The Odyssey" work for "Tell the Story" and "Calypso, Laertes's Son, and the Lotus-Eaters".
Everything is due on Monday at the start of the period!!!


Periods 3 and 6
Finished "The Odyssey" work for "Tell the Story" and "Calypso, Laertes's Son, and the Lotus-Eaters".
Everything is due on Wednesday at the start of the period!!!

April 27


PARCC Schedule for Today - 2, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5 ,6





Periods 2 and 5
Finished "Paris and Queen Helen" work.
Finished "The Odyssey" work for "Tell the Story" and "Calypso, Laertes' Son, and the Lotus-Eaters".
Everything is due on Monday at the start of the period!!!


Periods 3 and 6

Finished "Paris and Queen Helen" work.
Finished "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind" work.


April 26


PARCC Schedule for Today - Periods 4, 5, 6, 7





Periods 5 and 7
Continue to work on the first few assignments for "The Odyssey" including the readings, vocabulary, and questions.

Period 6

April 25


PARCC Schedule for today - Periods 4, 1, 2, 3

"Tell the Story" Prologue

"Tell the Story" Prologue

"Calypso"

"I am Laertes' Son" and "The Lotus Eaters"

Period 2
Introduction to "The Odyssey".
Students were asked to read the prologue and highlight details revealed about the hero Odysseus.
Students were asked to annotate the prologue to identify what they know about the story and what questions they might have.
Students were also given a few vocabulary words to define.
Students were given work for the first three sections of the myth to work on before Wednesday's class.

"The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind"

Period 3
Students will read "The Golden Kite, the Silver Wind" and complete the before, during, and after reading activities.
All work should be completed before Thursday's class.





April 24


PARCC Schedule for today - Periods 4, 5, 6, 7

"Tell the Story" Prologue

"Tell the Story" Prologue

"Calypso"

"I am Laertes' Son" and "The Lotus Eaters"

Periods 5, 7
Introduction to "The Odyssey".
Students were asked to read the prologue and highlight details revealed about the hero Odysseus.
Students were asked to annotate the prologue to identify what they know about the story and what questions they might have.
Students were also given a few vocabulary words to define.
Students were given work for the first three sections of the myth to work on before Wednesday's class.

"Paris and Queen Helen" PowerPoint with Guided Reading and Literary Elements

"Paris and Queen Helen" Annotation Chart with Archetype and Historical Context Details

Period 6
Students were given time to complete the work for the myth "Paris and Queen Helen".
Students should complete the reading, the annotation chart, questions, and poster before Wednesday's

April 21


"Paris and Queen Helen" PowerPoint with Guided Reading and Literary Elements

"Paris and Queen Helen" Annotation Chart with Archetype and Historical Context Details

All Classes
Students were given time to complete the Fenris Wolf - Historical Context Poster
Students were given an annotation chart for "Paris and Queen Helen" and asked to read the myth and complete the chart.
They were also given the directions for a poster like the one for "The Fenris Wolf" to complete using the values of the ancient Greeks and their alphabet for the translations.

April 20


Use the last two slides

All Classes
Students worked on an activity focused on the historic context of the the myth.
Students identified several values or qualities that were seen as important in the story.
Students selected excerpts from the text that showed those values.
Students created an illustration for those excerpts.
Students wrote a brief explanation of the how and why the value was important in the myth.
Students translated some of their work into Norse runes.

April 19


"The Fenris Wolf" PowerPoint with Questions, Literary and reading Terms, and Vocabulary Work


"The Fenris Wolf" Reading Activities

Periods 2, 5, 7
"The Fenris Wolf" Vocabulary - Context Clues
"The Fenris Wolf" Before Reading Activities
"The Fenris Wolf" Annotations: Summary, Archetypes, and Historical Context



Periods 3, 6
"The Fenris Wolf" Before Reading Activities
"The Fenris Wolf" Annotations: Summary, Archetypes, and Historical Context


April 18


Periods 2, 5, 7
Romeo and Juliet TEST
PARCC Schedule Review and Remaining Days Overview





Periods 3, 6
Students completed an "analyzing visuals" activity to introduce Myths and Epics.
Students completed the vocabulary - context clues work for "The Fenris Wolf".

April 13


Modifiers: adjectives and Adverbs

Periods 2, 5, 7
Students worked on modifiers (adjectives and adverbs).
Students were given sentences from Romeo and Juliet and asked to identify the MODIFIERS and WORDS being modified.
Students should expect an assessment for modifiers in the future.

Periods 2, 5, 7
Students worked on modifiers (adjectives and adverbs).
Students were given sentences and asked to identify the MODIFIERS and WORDS being modified.
Students should expect an assessment for modifiers in the future.


April 12

Periods 2, 5, 7
Students worked on a few activities (All are Punished and Fate vs. Free Will) to review Romeo and Juliet.
Students received a 3x5 index card that they can use DURING the Romeo and Juliet test.

HOMEWORK

Complete the "All are Punished" and "Fate vs. Free Will" activities.
Complete the index card.
Study/prepare for the Romeo and Juliet TEST on TUESDAY!!


Periods 3, 6
Students responded to the question "Is the narrator a "good" brother to Doodle?
Students were asked to provide 3+ details that support their answer.
Students were then asked to respond to the same question form the opposite side and support that answer with 3+ details.




April 10 and 11


All Classes
Students will be taking the Wicomico County Literary Analysis Performance Based Assessment on Monday and Tuesday.
Students will be reading and annotating a set of paired texts, answering several evidence based elected response questions, and writing a essay about theme.
Students will have 2 full days to complete the assessment.

Students will receive classwork grades for their annotations and writing organizer.

April 7


Tech Day
Career Day Essay Contest Writings Due Today!!!
Students were asked to work on any make-up work or the vocabulary lists on VOCABULARY.COM.



April 6


Act V Scene 3 Annotations w/ Questions

Periods 2, 5, 7
Students were asked to finish reading Act V Scene 3 and complete the annotations for pages 943-948.
Students discussed the major events of those pages during class.
students were also given time to read their selected novels.



"The Scarlet Ibis" Audio Recording


"The Scarlet Ibis" Activity Sheet

"The Scarlet Ibis" PowerPoint

Periods 3, 6
Students completed the DURING reading skills for "The Scarlet Ibis".
Students finished reading the story and completed the annotations and other parts of the reading chart for pages 340-341.

Students began to select 3+ text details to support their answer to the following question:

Is the narrator a "good" brother to Doodle?



April 5




Periods 2, 5, 7
Students were asked to begin reading Act V Scene 3 and complete the annotations for pages 935-942.
Students discussed the major events of those pages during class.







Periods 3, 6
Students worked on the DURING reading skills for "The Scarlet Ibis".
Students began reading the story and completing the annotations and other parts of the reading chart for pages 333-339.


April 4


Student Selected Novel Directions

Romeo and Juliet Act V Scenes 1 and 2

Periods 2, 5, 7
Students were asked to select a novel to read during term 4.
Students were asked to preview several novels and select the one they would like to read as an outside novel.
Students were asked to begin reading Act V Scenes 1 and 2 and complete the annotations and a few questions for those scenes before tomorrow's class.

HOMEWORK
Finish the Act V Scenes 1 and 2 annotations and questions.



"The Scarlet Ibis" Before, During, and After Reading Skills

PowerPoint for "The Scarlet Ibis"


Periods 3, 6
Students completed the vocabulary context clues activity for "The Scarlet Ibis".
Students completed the BEFORE reading skills for "The Scarlet Ibis".
Students began reading the story and completing the annotations.