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Weekly Syllabi

 

Use this page if, like me, you like to be prepared for everything.  It will provide a brief explanation of each day's homework and classwork a week ahead of time; if you're absent from school or out of class for any other reason, this page will definitely come in handy!

 

 

 

 

May 3-7

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 5/3

Read ch. 1 of Whirligig

 Finish your writing from today if you weren't

able to do so in class

   

Tuesday

5/4

Read ch. 2 of Whirligig 

Character worksheet 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

5/5

Analyze ch. 1 & 2 indirect characterization

Write using indirect characterization

None

   

Thursday

5/6

Analyze ch. 1 & 2 allusions

Write using allusions

None

   

Friday

5/7

Revise & edit writing from Wed. & Thurs.

Finish your writing.  Due Monday. 

 

 

For the weeks of March 18 through April 1, refer to this calendar: Literature Circle Unit Calendar

 

 

March 4-March 8

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 3/4

Thesis practice & creation 

 Write your thesis statement for the upcoming 

essay

   

Tuesday

3/5

Write introduction & first two body paragraphs 

 

Finish your intro & first two body paragraphs

 

 

 

Wednesday

3/6

Revision

Type up your revisions

   

Thursday

3/7

Write the last body paragraph & conclusion

Finish typing the rough draft of your essay

   

Friday

3/8

Revision

We will have one more day of revision on Monday. 

Final Draft of essay due Tuesday.

   

 

 

February 25-March 1

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 2/25

Read ch. 31 & 32   

 None

   

Tuesday

2/26

Read ch. 33 & 34

 

Read ch. 35

 

 

 

Wednesday

2/27

Read ch. 36-39

Read ch. 40

   

Thursday

2/28

Read ch. 41, 42, and 43

Finish ch. 43 if necessary

   

Friday

3/1

Read ch. 44 (the last chapter!)

Close reading of ch. 44/discuss

Do the Thesis Statement worksheet    

 

February 18-22

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 2/18

No School   

 

   

Tuesday

2/19

Gratitude Scavenger Hunt

 

Read ch. 26

 

 

 

Wednesday

2/20

Read ch. 27

Analyze "The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls"

Read ch. 28

   

Thursday

2/21

Read ch. 29 & 30

Finish ch. 30 if necessary

   

Friday

2/22

Do the 29 & 30 worksheet; Read ch. 31

 Read ch. 32
   

 

February 11-15

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 2/11

Varies by class.

All classes will be finished with chapter 21 by the end of the day   

Finish reading ch. 21 if necessary

   

Tuesday

2/12

Analyze ch. 21

Read ch. 22

 

Ch. 22 worksheet

 

 

 

Wednesday

2/13

Read ch. 23 together

None

   

Thursday

2/14

Read ch. 24 & 25

Respond to thematic elements of chapters in writing

Finish your paragraph from class if necessary.

Remember, it will be graded on paragraph form,

relevant text, context, speaker tag, citation, and 

vocabulary ("shows")

   

Friday

2/15

Socratic Seminar Speed Dating

 None
   

 

January 28-February 1

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 1/28

Review ch. 6 & 7 (Focus on contrasts, STEAL, and similarities between characters) 

Start ch. 8   

 Finish reading ch. 8

Quiz Thursday on ch. 1-12

   

Tuesday

1/29

Read ch. 9, 10, & 11 (Focus on transitions between settings, both place & time)

 

 Finish ch. 10 & 11 if necessary

Quiz Thurs on ch. 1-12

 

 

 

Wednesday

 1/30

Read ch. 12 & review for tomorrow's quiz

Quiz on ch. 1-12 of Walk Two Moons tomorrow

   

Thursday

 1/31

Quiz

Read ch. 13 & 14

None

   

Friday

 2/1

Finish reading ch. 13 & 14

Point of view notes & practice

 None
   

 

January 7-11

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 1/7

Group analysis of "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud"   

 Respond to prompt about the poem on google classroom    

Tuesday

1/8

Finish group analysis and begin independent analysis

 

 None

 

 

 

Wednesday

 1/9

Finish independent analysis of poem

None

   

Thursday

 1/10

Write figurative language/ Brainstorm ideas for an original poem 

Narrow your ideas down to two for your original poem

   

Friday

 1/11

Write your rough drafts

 None
   

 

 

 

January 2-5

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 1/1

Happy New Year!

No School         

     

Tuesday

1/2

No School

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 1/3

Welcome Back!

Review figurative language & sound devices

from last year

"Nothing Gold Can Stay" worksheet

   

Thursday

 1/4

Identifying figurative language & sound devices

in poems - groups

 Google form on figurative language and sound devices 

   

Friday

 1/5

Practice with figurative language & sound devices - indepdent 

 None
   

 

 

 

December 17-21

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 12/3

Act II, scenes i, ii, and iii

None

   

Tuesday

12/4

Act II, first half of scene iv

None

 

 

Wednesday

 12/5

Act II, second half of scene iv & all of scene v

Theme worksheet

   

Thursday

 12/6

Theme practice

 None

   

Friday

 12/7

Watch different versions of the play's final scene 

 Happy Holidays and have a wonderful break!     

 

 

 

December 10 - 14

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 12/3

Act I, scenes 3 & 4

Be ready to read on your assigned day.  Tomorrow is the first half of scene 5

   

Tuesday

12/4

Act I, scene 5 (first half only)

Be ready to read on your assigned day.

 Tomorrow is the 2nd half of scene 5. Quiz Thurs. On Vocab for Act I.

 

 

Wednesday

 12/5

Act I, scene 5 (2nd half)

 Quiz tomorrow on Vocab from Act I

   

Thursday

 12/6

Quiz; review research paragraph; Tic-tac-toe board paragraphs

 Be ready to read on Monday if you’re part of Act II

   

Friday

 12/7

Finish tic-tac-toe board paragraphs

 Be ready to read on Monday if you’re part of Act II    

 

 

December 3 - 7

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 12/3

-Assign roles

-Practice roles - read & begin Part 1

of the Preparation worksheet

Finish part 1 of the Preparation worksheet

   

Tuesday

12/4

-Practice role & complete part 2 of the Preparation

worksheet

 Finish part 2 of the Preparation worksheet

 

 

Wednesday

 12/5

-Gallery walk for Victorian England, Charles Dickens,

and A Christmas Carol

-Paragraph relating info from gallery walk to your role in

A Christmas Carol

 Finish paragraph if necessary.  Be ready to read your role

on your assigned day.

   

Thursday

 12/6

-Vocabulary for Act I

-Read Act I, scene i

 Be ready to read your role on your assigned day.  Tomorrow will

be Act I, scene ii

   

Friday

 12/7

-Read Act I, scene ii

 Be ready to read your role on your assigned day.  Tomorrow will

be Act I, scene iii & iv

   

 

 

November 24 -November 30

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 11/19

Notes on Dramatic Elements 

Answer the questions on the review powerpoint

(On google classroom)

   

Tuesday

11/20

Read Sorry, Wrong Number

& review dramatic elements

 None

 

 

Wednesday

 11/21

Listen to & watch Sorry, Wrong

Number   

 Quiz Friday on elements of drama

   

Thursday

 11/22

Review Elements of Drama

 Quiz tomorrow on elements of drama

   

Friday

 11/23

Quiz

Gallery Walk & paragraph

 Finish paragraph based on gallery walk    

 

 

November 19 -November 21

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 11/19

Finish Infographic

Gallery Walk

None:)

   

Tuesday

11/20

Gallery Walk

Writing response

Finish your paragraph(s) if necessary

 

 

Wednesday

 11/21

Thanksgiving Play   

 Enjoy your long weekend & your Thanksgiving.  

   

Thursday

 11/22

No School

 

   

Friday

 11/23

No School

     

 

 

 

November 12 -November 16

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 11/12

Begin research on Victorian England.  You will have 

3 days to research 3 sources.

Finish researching your 1st source.  All research is due at the beginning

of the period on Thursday.

   

Tuesday

11/13

Continue your research.

Finish researching your 2nd source tonight.  All research is due at the

beginning of the period on Thursday.

 

 

Wednesday

 11/14

Continue your research.   

Finish researching your last source tonight.  Be prepared to explain 

it all to your group tomorrow.

   

Thursday

 11/15

Plan & begin creating an infographic to display all information

you and your group uncovered.

 Bring in any materials (glue, markers, pictures you print out, etc) to add 

to your infographic tomorrow.

   

Friday

 11/16

Finish your infographic

     

 

 

 

November 5-November 9

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 11/5

Practice with nonfiction

Quiz Wed. on nonfiction: audience, author's purpose,

 & text structure

   

Tuesday

11/6

Practice with nonfiction

Quiz tomorrow on nonfiction: audience, author's purpose,

 & text structure

 

 

Wednesday

 11/7

Quiz on nonfiction: audience, author's purpose,

 & text structure

None

   

Thursday

 11/8

No School

 

   

Friday

 11/9

No School

     

 

October 29-November 2

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 10/29

Foreshadowing in Freak the Mighty

Finish foreshadowing work if necessary

   

Tuesday

 10/30

Foreshadowing extension activities

Find an example of foreshadowing in a tv show or movie.  Write it and the title of the show on a post-it note

 

 

Wednesday

 10/31

Halloween creative writing

None

   

Thursday

 11/1

Share yesterday's stories

Nonfiction text notes

Halloween nonfiction text

Quiz Wed. on author's purpose, structure of nonfiction texts, and main idea

   

Friday

 11/2

Nonfiction texts practice 

Quiz Wed. on author's purpose, structure of nonfiction texts, and main idea    

 

October 22-26

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 10/22

Free Max!

Test on Freak the Mighty skills Thursday.  Skills include: 

predictions and inferences, characterization, argumentative terms, signposts 

   

Tuesday

 10/23

Review for Test 

Test on Freak the Mighty skills Thursday.  Skills include: 

predictions and inferences, characterization, argumentative terms, signposts 

 

 

Wednesday

 10/24

Review for Test

Test on Freak the Mighty skills tomorrow.  Skills include: 

predictions and inferences, characterization, argumentative terms, signposts 

   

Thursday

 10/25

Test

None

   

Friday

 10/26

Rodman Philbrick/ Freak the

Mighty Videos

None    

 

October 8-12

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 10/15

Read ch. 21

Read ch. 22 & reevaluate your prediction from class on the

worksheet

   

Tuesday

 10/16

Review ch. 22

Finish the book!   

None

 

 

Wednesday

 10/17

Final thoughts

Test on Freak the Mighty skills next Thursday    

Thursday

 10/18

Foreshadowing/ predictions    

Finish the predictions vs. inferences sheet

Test on Freak the MIghty skills next Thursday

   

Friday

 10/19

Clips of Freak the MIghty

Skills Review in groups

 Test on Freak the MIghty skills next Thursday    

 

 

October 8-12

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 10/8

Review argumentative terms

Read ch. 15 - ?

Finish reading chapter 17

   

Tuesday

 10/9

Analyze STEAL for Kenny Kane in ch. 16 & 17 to determine innocence

or guilt   

If you did not create a strong claim

about Kenny today during class, make sure you

write one tonight.

 

 

Wednesday

 10/10

Get back friendly emails

Use claim to write a paragraph about Kenny

Read ch. 18    

Thursday

 10/11

Use students' paragraphs to analyze argumentative writing

Read ch. 19 and part of 20 (stop at page 129)

     

Friday

 10/12

Finish ch. 20

     

 

 

October 1 - 5

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 10/1

Periods 3 & 4: I won't see you becuase of MAP testing

Periods 1, 7, & 9: Read chapter 10 & watch clip of movie

Periods 3 & 4: Make sure you've read chapters 10 - 12 by Wednesday.

Periods 1, 7, & 9: Do the compare/contrast ch. 10 activity

   

Tuesday

 10/2

Periods 3 & 4: I won't see you because of MAP testing

Periods 1, 7, & 9: Read ch. 11 & 12

Periods 3 & 4: Make sure you've read chapters 10-12 by tomorrow.

Periods 1, 7, & 9: Finish reading chapter 12 if necessary

 

 

Wednesday

 10/3

Half Day

All periods: Review chapter 10-12

     

Thursday

 10/4

Read ch. 14

Practice with STEAL, predictions, inferences, and signposts

     

Friday

 10/5

Read ch. 15

Practice with argumentative terms

     

 

September 24-28

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 9/24

Chapters 3 & 4 of Freak the Mighty

Finish reading ch. 4 if necessary

Quiz tomorrow on signposts

   

Tuesday

 9/25

Quiz

Review ch. 1-4

Read ch. 5   

Finish reading ch. 5 if necessary

 

 

Wednesday

 9/26

Review ch. 5

Read ch. 6 & 7

Signpost review sheet    

Thursday

 9/27

STEAL review

Inferences vs. Predictions

None    

Friday

 9/28

Read ch. 8 & 9.  Focus on STEAL, inferences, & predictions  Finish reading chapter 9 if necessary    

 

 

September 17-21

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 9/17

Konstruct-A-Kid Activity

Mini Signpost Reviews

None 

   

Tuesday

 9/18

Konstruct-A-Kid Activity

Mini Signpost Reviews

None

 

 

Wednesday

 9/19

No School

None    

Thursday

 9/20

Chapters 1 & 2 of Freak the Mighty   Finish reading chapter 2 if necessary    

Friday

 9/21

Chapters 3 & 4 of Freak the Mighty   Finish reading chapter 4 if necessary    

 

 

September 10-14

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 9/10

Shelfie Assignment Given    

Create class rules

Take your shelfie pic! 

Put it onto google classroom.  Codes for google classroom are on the HW portal. 

   

Tuesday

 9/11

Shelfie Share   

Give writing assignment (Shelfie E-mail) related to Shelfie

 Work on your shelfie email.  Due by Sunday night.  

 

 

Wednesday

 9/12 

Work on Shelfie E-mail

 Work on your shelfie email.  Due by Sunday night.      

Thursday

 9/13

Pre-assessment on reading & writing (no pressure, just do your best)    Work on your shelfie email.  Due by Sunday night.    

Friday

 9/14

Pre-assessment on signposts (no pressure, just do your best)  Work on your shelfie email.  Due by Sunday night.    

 

 

September 6 & 7

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 9/3

       

Tuesday

 9/4

 

 

   

Wednesday

 9/5

   

     

Thursday

 9/6

  Welcome Back!

Ice Breakers   

- Create a butterfly (directions given in class &  on HW portal) 

   

Friday

 9/7

Policies/ Procedures    - Have a great weekend!