December 2017



December 19



PowerPoint Activities for "The Interlopers"

Word Document Activities for "The Interlopers"


Periods 2 and 5
Students were given time to finish and post the POETRY PROJECTS. If the project is not posted at the end of the period it will receive a 20% grade penalty for being late.
Students were given the before and during reading activities for the short story "The Interlopers" to work on and complete before the end of the period on Tuesday.

Homework
Complete all work for "The Interlopers" (DUE JANUARY 2nd).

PowerPoint Activities for "The Interlopers"

Word Document Activities for "The Interlopers"



Periods 3 and 6
Students were given time to finish and post the POETRY PROJECTS. If the project is not posted at the end of the period it will receive a 20% grade penalty for being late.
Students were given the before and during reading activities for the short story "The Interlopers" to work on and complete before the end of the period on Tuesday.

Homework
Complete all work for "The Interlopers" (DUE JANUARY 2nd).



Period 7

Conflict Chart for Chapters 5-8 in The Lord of the Flies

Conflict Chart - Chapters 5-8

Students began the POETRY PRESENTATIONS.
Students will need to present their projects on the date they signed-up for in class.
Students worked on the CONFLICT activity for The Lord of the Flies.
The CONFLICT activity should be complete when students return form the Winter Break.

HOMEWORK
Complete the CONFLICT CHART for chapters 5-8 (DUE JANUARY 2nd).
Be prepared for your POETRY PRESENTATION.

December 18


PowerPoint Activities for "The Interlopers"

Word Document Activities for "The Interlopers"


Periods 2 and 5
Students were given time to finish and post the POETRY PROJECTS. If the project is not posted at the end of the period it will receive a 20% grade penalty for being late.
Students were given the before and during reading activities for the short story "The Interlopers" to work on and complete before the end of the period on Tuesday.

Homework
Work on the vocabulary and before reading skills for "The Interlopers".

PowerPoint Activities for "The Interlopers"

Word Document Activities for "The Interlopers"



Periods 3 and 6
Students were given time to finish and post the POETRY PROJECTS. If the project is not posted at the end of the period it will receive a 20% grade penalty for being late.
Students were given the before and during reading activities for the short story "The Interlopers" to work on and complete before the end of the period on Tuesday.

Homework
Work on the vocabulary and before reading skills for "The Interlopers".



Period 7

Conflict Chart for Chapters 5-8 in The Lord of the Flies

Conflict Chart - Chapters 5-8

Students began the POETRY PRESENTATIONS.
Students will need to present their projects on the date they signed-up for in class.
Students worked on the CONFLICT activity for The Lord of the Flies.
The CONFLICT activity should be complete when students return form the Winter Break.

HOMEWORK
Complete the CONFLICT CHART for chapters 5-8 (DUE JANUARY 2nd).
Be prepared for your POETRY PRESENTATION.



December 15


POETRY PROJECTS DUE TODAY!!!

All Classes


All projects must be posted today!!!

December 14


POETRY PROJECTS DUE FRIDAY!!!

Bonus Tech Day
All classes were given time to complete and post their POETRY PROJECTS.

December 13

POETRY PROJECTS DUE FRIDAY!!!


Periods 2 and 5
Students took the quiz on "The Wife's Story"


Periods 3 and 6
Students took the quiz on "The Wife's Story"


Period 7
Students took the quiz on chapters 1-4 in The Lord of the Flies.
Students took notes on the literary element of conflict.



December 12


POETRY PROJECTS DUE FRIDAY!!!


All Classes
Book Fair Visit TODAY!!!
Students will be allowed to visit the Book Fair today and will be allowed to return to make purchases throughout the week.


Periods 2 and 5
Students were given time to annotate and analyze their poetry project poems.
Students were given an index card to use for the quiz tomorrow on "The Wife's Story".
Students were given time to write important information on the index card.

HOMEWORK
Prepare for the quiz on "The Wife's Story" and complete the index card.
Work on your poems and poetry project.

Periods 3 and 6
Students were given time to annotate and analyze their poetry project poems.
Students were given an index card to use for the quiz tomorrow on "The Wife's Story".
Students were given time to write important information on the index card.

HOMEWORK
Prepare for the quiz on "The Wife's Story" and complete the index card.
Work on your poems and poetry project.


Period 7
Students were given time to annotate and analyze their poetry project poems.
Students were given an index card to use for the quiz tomorrow on chapters 1-4 in The Lord of the Flies.
Students were given time to write important information on the index card.

HOMEWORK
Prepare for the quiz on chapters 1-4 of The Lord of the Flies and complete the index card.
Work on your poems and poetry project.


December 11

All classes

Students worked with Mrs. Shiles using the Naviance program to explore career options.
Students will be using this information in the future as part of a large research paper about a career.

December 8



POETRY PROJECTS DUE DECEMBER 15th!!!

ALL CLASSES
Students were given time to work on their poetry projects.
Students were expected to read and follow the directions, the rubric, and the project checklist.

Model Project

Checklist

RUBRIC


Periods 2, 5, 7

Periods 3 and 6

December 7


Periods 2 and 5
Students were asked to respond to questions #1-14 on page 275.
The written responses should be in complete sentences and use specific text evidence, details, or direct quotes as support for their ideas and thoughts.
Students were given any additional time to work on their poetry project poems.

HOMEWORK
Complete the responses to questions #1-14 on page 275.


Periods 3 and 6
The annotation chart was collected and checked. Students that did not complete the reading assignment were given time to do so, but the questions are still due tomorrow.
Students were asked to respond to questions #1-14 on page 275.
The written responses should be in complete sentences and use specific text evidence, details, or direct quotes as support for their ideas and thoughts.
Students were given any additional time to work on their poetry project poems.

HOMEWORK
Complete the responses to questions #1-14 on page 275.


Period 7

Character Activity for Chapters 1-4

Reading quiz for chapters 1-4
Students were asked to complete an activity to find text details about the three main characters in The Lord of the Flies.
Students were asked to find details from each of the first four chapters and record the information in an organizer.
The assignment is due on Tuesday.

HOMEWORK
Complete the character activity for chapters 1-4.



December 6


Periods 2 and 5

"The Wife's Story" Activities" - Handouts

"The Wife's Story" - PowerPoint with Before, During, and After Reading Skills

Students completed the vocabulary context clues activity, the meet the writer activity, and the review of the literary and reading focus terms.
Students read the story and completed the annotation chart.

HOMEWORK
Finish reading the story and complete the annotation chart.


Periods 3 and 6

"The Wife's Story" Activities" - Handouts

"The Wife's Story" - PowerPoint with Before, During, and After Reading Skills

Students completed the vocabulary context clues activity, the meet the writer activity, and the review of the literary and reading focus terms.
Students read the story and completed the annotation chart.

HOMEWORK
Finish reading the story and complete the annotation chart.


Period 7

The Lord of the Flies - Reading Assignments

The Lord of the Flies - Chapters 1-4 Reading Chart

Setting Activity and Critical Thinking Questions

Students worked on the setting activity and responded to questions A, B, and D using TEXT DETAILS as support for their ideas.
Students should complete any questions for homework.

December 5


POETRY PROJECTS DUE DECEMBER 15th!!!


Periods 2 and 5
Students were asked to read and annotate "Those Winter Sundays" and identify the meaning of EACH stanza and the author's use of descriptive language to create vivid images.
Students were asked to read "The Ballad of Birmingham" and annotate (summarize each stanza) the poem.
Students were also asked to identify 3 descriptive phrases and illustrate them.

"Those Winter Sundays" - Annotation Copy

"The Ballad of Birmingham" - Annotation copy


Periods 3 and 6
Students were asked to read and annotate "Those Winter Sundays" and identify the meaning of EACH stanza and the author's use of descriptive language to create vivid images.
Students were asked to read "The Ballad of Birmingham" and annotate (summarize each stanza) the poem.
Students were also asked to identify 3 descriptive phrases and illustrate them.


"Those Winter Sundays" - Annotation Copy

"The Ballad of Birmingham" - Annotation copy


Period 7
Students were asked to read and annotate (summarize by stanza) three ballads: "The Ballad of Birmingham", "The Ballad of the Landlord", and "Bonny Barbara Allan".
Students were able to identify descriptive words and phrases, dialect, diction, and word choice in the poems.

Ballads - Textbook Pages

Ballad of Birmingham - Annotation Copy

Ballad of the Landlord - Annotation Copy

Bonny Barbara Allan - Annotation Copy


HOMEWORK
Finish reading chapters 1-4 in Lord of the Flies.


December 4

Students were expected to have 3 more slides completed and recorded today!!!


POETRY PROJECT RUBRIC - PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THE EXPECTATIONS IN THE RUBRIC!!!


POETRY PROJECT RUBRIC

POETRY PROJECT CHECKLIST

MODEL PROJECT - Use it as a guide!!!


December 1


POETRY PROJECT RUBRIC - PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THE EXPECTATIONS IN THE RUBRIC!!!


POETRY PROJECT RUBRIC

POETRY PROJECT CHECKLIST


ALL CLASSES

Students were given the opportunity to complete their poetry quizzes.

Students were given the remaining time to work on their poetry project poems (ANNOTATE and ANALYZE) and projects (POWERPOINT).

Periods 2, 5, 7

Periods 3, 6

PROJECT MODEL - "Alone"

PROJECT ARE DUE DECEMBER 15TH!!!