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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!

 

 

 

March 9 - 13

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 3/9

 

 

Nonfiction Article & 

Walk Two Moons  

 

 

  None 

 

   

 Tuesday

 3/10

 

 Thesis Statements 

 

Using your worksheet & article from yesterday, 

create a thesis statement for our upcoming essay assignment.

   

Wednesday

 3/11

 

  Write introduction   

 

 

  Finish typing your introduction if necessary.

   

Thursday

 3/12

   

   Review of topic & closing sentences 

 Begin first & second body paragraphs

 

 None

   

Friday

 3/13

 

  Review of introducing text evidence

 & explaining text evidence

   Edit & revise, & complete body paragraphs

  Finish first two body paragraphs if necessary.

   

 

 

 

March 2-6

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 3/2

 

 

Read ch. 40, 41, & 42

 

 

  

Finish reading Walk Two Moons, ch. 43 & 44

   

 Tuesday

 3/3

 

 Discussions related to 

 - foreshadowing

 - symbolism

  

 Check over your notebook.  You will need notes on dashes, contrast, & point of view

for Thursday's & Friday's assessment.  (You will be able to use your notebook)

   

Wednesday

 3/4

 

  Lessons from discussions

  Introduce assessment

 

 

Check over your notebook.  You will need notes on dashes, contrast, & point of view

for Thursday's & Friday's assessment.  (You will be able to use your notebook)

 

 
 

Thursday

 3/5

   

  First day of Walk Two Moons

assessment

 

  Second day of Walk Two Moons assessment will be tomorrow.  The cold read will be tomorrow. 

   

Friday

 3/6

 

  Second day of Walk Two Moons

assessment

 None :)

   

 

 

 

February 24 - 28

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 2/24

 

 

-Read ch. 28 & 29

-Analyze poem from novel

 

 

  

Answer the following question in a paragraph.  Make sure to use text evidence.  Question: Which character's reaction to "The Tide Rises" was most like yours?  Explain.

 

 

   

 Tuesday

 2/25

 

 Ch. 30 & 31

  

 Finish reading ch. 31 if necessary

   

Wednesday

 2/26

 

  Ch. 32 & 33

 

 Finish reading ch. 33 if necessary

 
 

Thursday

 2/27

   

  Ch. 34 & 35

 

 Finish reading ch. 35 if necessary

   

Friday

 2/28

 

  Ch. 36, 37, 38, & 39

 None 

   

 

 

 

February 17 - 21

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 2/17

 

 

 No School

  

 

 

 

   

 Tuesday

 2/18

 

 No School

  

 

   

Wednesday

 2/19

 

  Focusing on the positives 

  Begin ch. 24

 

 Read ch. 24

 
 

Thursday

 2/20

   

  Read ch. 25 & 26

 

  Finish ch. 26 if necessary

   

Friday

 2/21

 

  Read ch. 27

 None 

   

 

 

 

February 10 - 14

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 2/10

 

 

 Notes on punctuation usage & chapter 19

 

  

 

 None

 

   

 Tuesday

 2/11

 

  Read ch. 20 & paragraph

  

 None

   

Wednesday

 2/12

 

  Revise paragraph and read ch. 21

 

 Finish ch. 21 if necessary

 
 

Thursday

 2/13

   

  Read ch. 22

 

  Chapter 22 questions

   

Friday

 2/14

 

  Read ch. 23

 None - Enjoy the long weekend! 

   

 

 

 

February 3 - 7

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 2/3

 

 

 Review ch. 11 & 12

 Reac ch. 13 & 14

 

  

 

 Take notes on the Point of View video

 

 

   

 Tuesday

 2/4

 

  Review Points of View - notes & ch. 14

  Read ch. 15

  

 None

   

Wednesday

 2/5

 

  Rewrite ch. 15 from a different point of view

 

 Quiz Friday on ch. 1-16

 
 

Thursday

 2/6

   

  Read and analyze ch. 16

 

  Quiz Friday on ch. 1-16

   

Friday

 2/7

 

 Ch. 17 & 18

 Finish ch. 18 if necessary

   

 

 

 

January 27 - 31

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 1/27

 

 

Ch. 6, focusing on contrasts between characters (Hiddles vs. Winterbottoms chart)

 

  

 

 Read ch. 7

 

 

   

 Tuesday

 1/28

 

  

Review ch. 6 & 7 (Review STEAL with ch. 6).  Make a prediction for ch. 8 & start reading

 

 

Finish reading ch. 8 & respond to your prediction.

   

Wednesday

 1/29

 

  Read ch. 9 & look for transitions from setting to setting

 

Finish 9 if necessary

 
 

Thursday

 1/30

   

Review STEAL, transitions, & contrasts.  Read ch. 10 & 11, focusing on those skills.

 Finish 10 & 11

   

Friday

 1/31

 

Review ch. 11 and all skills.  Read ch. 12

 Finish reading ch. 12 if necessary

   

 

 

January 20 - 24

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 1/20

 

 

No School

 

  

 

 

 

 

   

 Tuesday

 1/21

 

  

- Begin Walk Two Moons

- Ch. 1 & 2

 

 

 

Final poem and analysis due tomorrow.

   

Wednesday

 1/22

 

 Ch.  3

 

 

 

Settings Chart

 
 

Thursday

 1/23

   

- Ch. 4, adding to settings chart

 

 Read ch. 5, adding to settings chart.  Reading check tomorrow on ch. 1-5, focus

on characters & settings

   

Friday

 1/24

 

- Reading check on ch. 1-5

- notes on contrast

-Read ch. 6, focus on contrasts

 None

   

 

 

 

January 13-17

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 1/13

 

 

-Introduce poem project

-model brainstorming for poem

-brainstorm

 

 

  

 

Complete this brainstorming sentence twice for 2 different ideas.

“I am writing about _______; I feel ______ about it, which leads me to wonder/realize _________.

 

 

 

   

 Tuesday

 1/14

 

  

- Model pre-writing/ figurative language etc.

- Pre-write

 

 

 

Finish pre-writing if you were not able to finish in class or if you are not sure about which topic

you're going to turn into the final poem.

   

Wednesday

 1/15

 

   

- Model breaking the pre-writing into lines and stanzas

(poem structure & ending on an image)

-Students break up pre-writing

 

 

 

Continue to structure your poem if necessary

 
 

Thursday

 1/16

 

Finish poem/ create final draft & begin analysis

 

  Final poem & analysis due Wednesday (there will be no more time given in class)

   

Friday

 1/17

 

 Introduction to Walk Two Moons

 

 Final poem & analysis due Wednesday (there will be no more time given in class)

   

 

 

January 6 - 10

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 1/6

 

 Model Poem Analysis, “Introduction to Poetry,” to review figurative language, sound devices, and poetic conventions

 

  

 None

 

   

 Tuesday

 1/7

 

  

Group Poem Analysis, “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud”

 

 

   None

   

Wednesday

 1/8

 

   

 Independent assessment of yesterday’s poem

 

 

  “Vocabulary Workshop” worksheet on connotation vs. denotation

 
 

Thursday

 1/9

 

 Independent Poem Analysis based on yesterday’s work

 

  Respond to a classmate’s post-it note

   

Friday

 1/10

  Group discussion & poster on poem of choice

 None

 

   

 

 

 

January 2 & 3

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 

 

       

 

  

 

 

   

 Tuesday

 

 

  

 

   

   

Wednesday

 

 

   

 

 

 

  

 
 

Thursday

 12/19

 

  - Review Figurative Language 

 

  None

   

Friday

 12/20

  - Practice with figurative language 

   Complete the HW assignment that was written on your classwork activity today. 

 

   

 

 

 

December 16-20

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 12/16

 

  Finish reading

scene 4 of Act II     

 

  

 None

 

   

 Tuesday

 12/17

 

  Read/view the resolution of 

A Christmas Carol

 

  Answer: Which ghost do you think affected Scrooge most?  Why? 

   

Wednesday

 12/18

 

   

- Themes 

- Write a new version of 

Christmas Carol

 

 

  Complete the last row of the Theme worksheet

 
 

Thursday

 12/19

 

  - Finish your version 

 

  None

   

Friday

 12/20

  - Review several versions of

A Christmas Carol

   

   None.  Have a wonderful break!  See you next year!

 

   

 

 

 

December 9-13

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 12/9

 

  - Read Act I, scene v (only the first 3 pages) 

 

 

  

- We will be reading Act I, scenes v (the rest) tomorrow.

Be ready to read if your role is in that scene.  Quiz Wednesday 

on Act I vocabulary.

 

   

 Tuesday

 12/10

 

   -Read Act I, scene v (the rest of the scene)

 

  - Quiz tomorrow on Act I vocabulary.

  - We will read Act II, scenes i & ii on Thursday.  Be ready to read

if your role is in those scenes.

   

Wednesday

 12/11

 

   

   -Quiz

   - Paragraph on Scrooge’s changes

 

 

 

   -We will read Act II, scenes 1 & 2 tomorrow.  Be ready if your role is in those scenes.

 
 

Thursday

 12/12

 

  

 -Read Act II, scenes 1 & 2 and start scene 3.

 

  -Finish reading scene 3 (pages will differ by class.  The text can be found on google classroom).

   

Friday

 12/13

  -Review Act II, scene 3.  Begin reading scene 4 (stop at p. 789 when Present disappears)

   

   None

 

   

 

 

 

 

December 2 - 6

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 12/6

 

  - Prepare for assigned role in 

A Christmas Carol 

 

 

  - Prepare for assigned role in 

A Christmas Carol 

 

   

 Tuesday

 12/7

 

 - vocabulary in A Christmas Carol

- Act I, scene i   

 

  - We will be reading Act I, scene ii tomorrow.

Be ready to read if your role is in that scene.

   

Wednesday

 12/8

 

 -Read Act I, scene ii

 

 

  - We will be reading Act I, scenes iii & iv tomorrow.

Be ready to read if your role is in those scenes.

 
 

Thursday

 12/9

 

  -Read Act I, scene iv

 

 

  - We will be reading Act I, scene v (only the first part) 

tomorrow.  Be ready to read if your role is in that scene.

   

Friday

 12/10

  

  - Read Act I, scene v (only the first 3 pages) 

 

   - We will be reading Act I, scenes v (the rest) on Monday.

Be ready to read if your role is in that scene.

   

 

 

 

 

 

November 25 - 29

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 11/25

 

  

 Practice with Elements of Drama

 

 

  Quiz tomorrow on Elements of Drama

 

   

 Tuesday

11/26

 

- Quiz on Elements of Drama

 

  None

   

Wednesday

 11/27

 

 -Thanksgiving Play

 

 

  None

 
 

Thursday

 11/28

 

  No School

 

 

  

   

Friday

 11/29

  

    No School 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

November 18 - 22

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 11/18

 

  

-Finish infographic

 

 

  None

 

   

 Tuesday

11/19

 

-Gallery Walk of infographics

 

  None

   

Wednesday

 11/20

 

 -Introduce Elements of Drama

 

 

  Answer the questions about today's notes (on google classroom)

 
 

Thursday

 11/21

 

-Practice with Elements of Drama

- Begin reading "Sorry Wrong Number"

 

 

  Do the Elements of Drama worksheet

   Quiz Tuesday on Elements of Drama

   

Friday

 11/22

 

-Finish reading "Sorry Wrong Number" 

 

 

   Quiz Tuesday on Elements of Drama

   

 

 

 

November 11-15

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 11/11

 

  

-Group project assigned

-Begin independent research on expert question

 

 

  Research needs to be done by Wednesday during class.  Finish first source tonight.

 

   

 Tuesday

11/12

 

-Continue independent research on expert question.  Finish 2nd source in class.

 

   Research needs to be done by Wednesday during class.  Begin 3rd source tonight.

   

Wednesday

 11/13

 

-Finish independent research (3rd source) in class

-Write paragraph to fully answer expert question

 

 

 

  Finish paragraph if necessary

 
 

Thursday

 11/14

 

-Group work on infographic (plan and begin)

 

 

  Bring in any materials for your infographic tomorrow (art supplies, printed-out images, etc)

   

Friday

 11/15

 

-Group work on infographic (Finish) 

 

 

   All research, paragraphs, and infographics will be collected on Monday!

   

 

 

 

November 4-8

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 11/4

 

 Station activities with nonfiction 

 

  

Quiz tomorrow on:

1) nonfiction audience

2) nonfiction purpose

3) nonfiction text structures 

   
 

 

 Review all nonfiction 

 

  Quiz tomorrow on:

1) nonfiction audience

2) nonfiction purpose

3) nonfiction text structures 

   

Wednesday

 11/6

  Nonfiction quiz

  Have a great long weekend!

 
 

Thursday

 11/7

 No School

 

   

Friday

 11/8

No School

   

   

 

 

 

 

 October 28-November 1

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 10/28

 

 Intro to nonfiction reading skills 

 

      

Tuesday

 10/29

  

  Author's Audience and purpose 

in nonfiction 

 

  Read and annotate article 

   

Wednesday

 10/30

  Organization of nonfiction

  Read and annotate article

 
 

Thursday

 10/31

  Halloween nonfiction reading and fiction writing 

 

   

Friday

 11/1

  Nonfiction practice - audience, purpose, structure with satirical articles 

   

   

 

 

 

 October 21-25

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 10/21

 

 -Discuss novel’s resolution

 

     

Tuesday

 10/22

  

-Review argumentative terms & write

 

  Test Friday on 1) predictions & inferences, 2) argumentative terms, 3) signposts (AA & CC only) and 4) characterization

   

Wednesday

 10/23

   -Review another skill for Friday’s test (students choose skill & activity for practice)

Prepare for Friday’s test by completing another review activity (Chosen during class)  

Test Friday on 1) predictions & inferences, 2) argumentative terms, 3) signposts (AA & CC only) and 4) characterization

 
 

Thursday

 10/24

 Jeopardy Review Game

 Test tomorrow on 1) predictions & inferences, 2) argumentative terms, 3) signposts (AA & CC only) and 4) characterization

   

Friday

 10/25

 Test

   None

   

 

 

 

 October 14-18

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 10/14

 -Continue working on argumentative essay (due tomorrow)

 

 

-argumentative essay due tomorrow

   

Tuesday

 10/15

  

Read ch. 18 & 19

 

      None

   

Wednesday

 10/16

    -Read ch. 20, stopping for inferences & predictions

  How did the author foreshadow what was revealed in ch. 20?  (List at least two examples).    

Thursday

 10/17

 Read ch. 21 through  23

  Finish reading ch. 23 tonight if necessary

   

Friday

 10/18

  Read the book - chapters 24 & 25

   None

   

 

 

 

 October 7 - 11

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 10/7

 

-Review ch 13-15

- Read ch. 16 & 17, highlighting evidence of Kenny’s guilt and innocence

 

 Based on highlighting, decide if you think Kenny is guilty or innocent.

   

Tuesday

 10/8

  

Rubric for upcoming assignment (Kenny Kane argumentative writing)

-notes on argumentative terms

-add reasons to last night’s HW

 

   No Red Ink (due Friday)

   

Wednesday

 10/9

    

      

Thursday

 10/10

 Plan out & start typing argumentative writing

  No Red Ink (due tomorrow)

   

Friday

 10/11

  Continue argumentative writing.  We will finish on Monday.

 Make sure you have completed your introduction and two body paragraphs by Monday. 

   

 

 

 

 September 30 - October 5

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 9/30

  Review signposts from last year (Contrast & contradiction, again and again, 

and words of the wiser)

  Go over ch. 8-10

 Signpost practice worksheet

   

Tuesday

 10/1

 Go over signpost practice

 Read ch. 11 focusing on signpost and skill of choice 

  Finish ch. 11 & skills activity

   

Wednesday

 10/2

  Read ch. 12 & 13.  Do 3 post-its: one for each signpost we reviewed this week.  

  Finish reading ch. 12 & 13 (and post-its) if necessary    

Thursday

 10/3

 Review 3 other signposts (memory moment, aha moment, and tough questions)

Read ch. 14

  Read ch. 15

   

Friday

 10/4

  Read ch. 16 & 17

 Finish ch. 17 if necessary. 

   

 

 

 

 September 23-27

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 9/23

  Notes on Characterization

 Begin reading ch. 5  

 Finish reading ch. 5 if necessary     

   

Tuesday

 9/24

 Review characterization

Read ch. 6 & complete formal chart on characterization   

  Ch. 6 chart

   

Wednesday

 9/25

  Graded assignment - characterization, inferences, & predictions 

Read ch. 7   

  FOR PERIODS 3 & 4: Finish reading ch. 10 and doing the corresponding work by Monday.      

Thursday

 9/26

 PERIODS 1, 7, & 9: Continue to practice with characterization, 

inferences, & predictions while reading ch. 8

  PERIODS 3 & 4: MAP TESTING

  Finish reading ch. 10 and doing the corresponding work by Monday.

   

Friday

 9/27

  PERIODS 1, 7, & 9: Continue to practice with characterization,

inferences, & predictions while reading ch. 9 & 10   

   PERIODS 3 & 4: MAP TESTING

 Finish reading ch. 10 and doing the corresponding work by Monday. 

   

 

 

 

 

 September 16 - 20

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 9/16

 Konstruct-A-Kid

Opinion article: CRISPR

Debate   

 None

   

Tuesday

 9/17

 Introduce Reader's Notebooks (Focus on predictions)

Make predictions about our first novel, Freak the Mighty    

Begin reading ch. 1

 Make a real-life prediction (write it down) at home.  Remember to support it with real-life evidence.  

   

Wednesday

 9/18

  Finish reading ch. 1 & practice making predictions

 None    

Thursday

 9/19

Read ch. 2 together; 3 independently.  

Demonstrate ability to make accurate predictions using text to support 

 Finish reading ch. 3 if necessary.  

   

Friday

 9/20

 Read ch. 4 (Focus on making inferences & differentiating between them and predictions) 

 - Have a great weekend!

-Finish reading ch. 4 if necessary.

-Write at least one inference in your Reader's Notebook.

   

 

 

 

September 9-13

 

 

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 9/9

 Policies/Procedures

Assign E-mail to go along with the shelfie (shelfie e-mail)   

 Shelfie due tomorrow (e-mailed)

Shelfie e-mail due Friday (printed)

   

Tuesday

 9/10

 E-mail writing lessons/ work on shelfie e-mail   

 Shelfie e-mail due Friday (printed)

   

Wednesday

 9/11

  Grammar activities/ work on shelfie e-mail

 Shelfie e-mail due Friday (printed)    

Thursday

 9/12


 Grammar activities/ work on shelfie e-mail   

 Shelfie e-mail due tomorrow (printed

   

Friday

 9/13

 Diagnostic Test (will not count as a grade)  - Have a great weekend!    

 

 

 

  

September 5 & 6

   Classwork Homework     Reminders     Extra Supplies 

Monday   

 9/2

       

Tuesday

 9/3

 

 

   

Wednesday

 9/4

   

     

Thursday

 9/5

  Welcome Back!

Ice Breakers   

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

   

Friday

 9/6

Policies/ Procedures

Assign shelfie 

 - Have a great weekend!

 - Shelfie due on Tuesday (e-mailed to your own Bernards e-mail account)