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** ****Need Some Extra Practice at Home? Try these links**!

**To work on your vocabulary and reading comprehension, try one of these links**

www.clever.com {Select Garrett Middle School, then Springboard App, then go to ZINC Labs. Your userid and password is your lunch number}

www.freerice.com {Select subject, then vocabulary at the top of the page} **For every asnwer you get correct, 10 grains of rice will be donated through the Word Food Programme to help end hunger.**

**Practice for the upcoming George Milestone Assessments try this.**

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**WHAT ARE WE DOING THIS WEEK?**

**Week of February 24 - 28**

**Learning Target: **The students will complete a novel study of The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman.

**Monday:** Students will

**Tuesday: **Students will

**Wednesday:** Students will

**Thursday:** Students will

**Friday: **Students will

**Week of February 10 - 14**

**Learning Target: **The students will complete a novel study of The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman.

**Monday:** Students read chapter 4, complete vocabulary, story element "settings"

**Tuesday: **Students read chapter 5, complete vocabulary, story element "conflicts"

**Wednesday:** Students complete a weekly common assessment Q3, Mini Touchstone 2

**Thursday:** Students will read chapter 6, complete vocabulary and text dependent questions

**Friday: **The students will read chapter 7 and complete vocabulary and short answer questions.

**Week of February 3 - 7**

**Learning Target: **The students will complete a novel study of The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman.

**Monday:** Students read chapter 1, complete vocabulary, and answer short response questions.

**Tuesday: **Students will complete a milestone skills assessment and begin reading chapter 2.

**Wednesday:** Students will finish reading chapter 2 and complete vocabulary and short answer questions.

**Thursday:** The students will complete a weekly common assessment.

**Friday: **The students will read chapter 3 and complete vocabulary and short answer questions.

**Week of January 27 - 31**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to write an argumentative essay.

**Monday:** Students will complete reasons and text evidence for argumentative essays.

**Tuesday: **Students will continue working on argumentative essays.

**Wednesday:** The students will begin typing their essays in computer lab

**Thursday:** The students will finish typing their essays in computer lab and submit for scoring in miwrite

**Friday: **The students will begin a novel study on The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

**Week of January 20 - 24**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to write an argumentative essay.

M**onday:** No School - Martin Luther King Day

**Tuesday:** The students will continue working on their argumentative essays.

**Wednesday:** The students will complete a common assessment Q3, Mini-Touchstone 1

**Thursday:** The students continue working on argumentative essay.

**Friday: **The students type argumentative essay into miwrite for scoring.

**Week of January 13 - 17**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to write an argumentative essay.

**Monday:** The students will begin writing the introductory paragraph with hook and thesis for argumentative essay.

**Tuesday:** The students will complete introductory paragraph and peer editing.

**Wednesday:** The students will complete a common assessment.

**Thursday:** The students will complete the Winter Scholastic Reading Inventory

**Friday: **The students will begin writing the body of their argumentative essay.

**Week of January 6 - 10**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to write an argumentative essay.

**Monday:** The students will begin writing the introductory paragraph with hook and thesis for argumentative essay.

**Tuesday:** The students will complete introductory paragraph and peer editing.

**Wednesday:** The students will complete a common assessment.

**Thursday:** The students will complete the Winter Scholastic Reading Inventory

**Friday: **The students will begin writing the body of their argumentative essay.

**Week of December 16 - 20**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to write an argumentative essay.

**Monday:** The students will choose a side of the debate and develop a claim and begin filling out graphic organizer to essay.

**Tuesday:** The students will continue finding evidence to support their claim and fill in graphic organizer

**Wednesday:** The students will develop counterclaim and find supporting evidence.

**Thursday:** The students choose a rebuttal and locate supporing evidence.

**Friday: **No class due to early dismissal.

**Week of December 9 - 13**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to name and identify the parts of an argumentative essay.

**Monday:** The students will work in the computer lab and publish final copy of explanatory essay.

**Tuesday:** The students learn about the elements of an argumentative essay and read a debate.

**Wednesday:** The students will read debate article "Is It Okay to Sneak Food Into the Movies".

**Thursday:** The students will identify the claim evidence and reasoning from debate

**Friday: **The students will identify the counterclaim, evidence and reasoning as well as the rebuttal from debate.

**Week of December 2 - 6**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to write an explanatory essay.

**Monday:** The students continue adding text evidence to support their thesis of essay.

**Tuesday:** The students will add transtional words/phrases and descriptive details to the body of essay.

**Wednesday:** The students will edit conclusion of essay

**Thursday:** The students will begin typing their draft of essay.

**Friday: **The students finish typing draft of essay.

**Week of November 18-22**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to write an explanatory essay.

**Monday:** The students will complete the introductory paragraph of essay.

**Tuesday:** The students will work on the body of their essay.

**Wednesday:** Common Assessment Q2 Mini Touchstone 2

**Thursday:** The students finish writing body of explanatory essay.

**Friday: **The students will conference with teacher and edit rough drafts of essays.

**Week of November 11-15**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able research information for explanatory essay.

**Monday:** Finish read informational text "Facts about Marketing to Children" and gathering information for explanatory essay.

**Tuesday:** Begin reading informational text "Marketing to Kids Gets More Savvy with New Technologies" and gathering information for explanatory essay.

**Wednesday:** Common Assessment

**Thursday:** Tuesday's lesson continued.

**Friday: **Begin filling out graphic organizer with infomration gathered from research of informational texts for explanatory essay.

**Week of November 4 - 8**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to identify six advertising techniques used for marketing goods.

**Monday:** Identify the advertising technique used in print and digital ads.

**Tuesday:** No School: Election Day

**Wednesday:** Common Assessment

**Learning Target: **The students will begin gathering information for explanatory essay.

**Thursday:** Read informational text "Facts about Marketing to Children"

**Friday: **Work on graphic organizer and research questions for explanatory essay.

**Week of October 28 - November 1**

**Learning Target: **The students will read closely and annotate the text to make inferences and draw conclusions.

**Monday:** Read Informational Text "211 Billion and So Much to Buy" and complete text dependent questions.

**Tuesday:** Learn about P.E.I (persuage, entertain, inform) Authour's Pupose for writing

**Wednesday:** Complete Common Assessment Q2 Mini-Touchstone 1

**Thursday:** The students will unpack embedded assessment 1 for unit 2 and complete graphic organizer.

** Learning Target: **The students will be able to identify six advertising techniques used for marketing goods.

**Friday: **The students will begin learning about common advertising techniques used to market products.

**Week of October 21 - 25**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to write and illustrate an original myth explaning a natural phenomenon**.**

**Monday:** The students will write final copy of edited original myth.

**Tuesday:** The students will complete illustrations for original myth.

**Wednesday:** The students will complete a Common Assessment.

**Thursday:** The students will present original myths to class.

**Friday: ** The students students will learn how authors use text feautures to enhance the look and ease of locating information in informational texts.

**Week of October 14 - 18**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to write and illustrate an original myth explaning a natural phenomenon.

**Monday:** Begin writing original myth.

**Tuesday:** No class due to early release for conference week.

**Wednesday:** Continue writing original myth.

**Thursday:** No class due to early release for conference week.

**Friday: **Finish writing first draft of original myth.

**Week of October 7 - 11**

**Learning Target: Use ideas presented in an informational text to analyze and compare creation myths.**

**Monday:** The students will read and respond to "African Myth". (Creation Myth)

**Tuesday:** The students will read "Raven and the Sources of Life" (Alaskan Indian Myth) and compare/contrast with "African Myth"

**Wednesday:** The students will complete common assessment Q1, Mini Touchstone 3

**Learning Target:** Write/illustrate an original myth explaining a phenomenon of nature.

**Thursday:** The students will complete a graphic organizer for their orginal myth and begin writing.

**Friday: **The students will continue writing/illustrating their original myth.

**Week of September 30 - October 4**

**Learning Target: Analyze the relationship between character and plot and between conflict and resolution**

**Monday:** The students will begin reading and analyzing the Greek myth "Arachne"

**Tuesday:** Lesson continued.

**Wednesday:** The students will compare and contrast the character traits of Phaethon and Arachne

**Learning Target:** Analyze the symbolic use of animals in a fable.

**Thursday:** The students will begin reading and analyzing the fable "The Burro and the Fox".

**Friday: **The students will finish reading and analyzing the fable "The Burro and the Fox".

**Week of September 16- 20**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to write a personal narrative.

**Monday:** Class will not meet due to IOWA testing

**Tuesday:** The students begin typing draft of peronal narrative

**Wednesday:** Class will not meet due to IOWA testing

**Thursday:** The students will continue typing personal narrative.

**Friday:** The students will continue typing persoanl narrative

**Week of September 9 - 13**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to write a personal narrative.

**Monday:** The students will continue typing final draft of narrative.

**Tuesday:** The students will take a common assessment (Q1 Mini touchstone 2)

**Learning Target:** The students will preview, predict, and read a myth

**Wednesday:** The students will begin reading the myth "Phaethon"

**Thursday:** The students will finish reading the myth "Phaethon"

**Friday:** The students will complete a test on the myth "Phaethon"

**Week of September 2 - 6**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to write a personal narrative.

**Monday:** Labor Day - No School

**Tuesday:** The students complete topic web and sequence map for personal narrative.

**Wednesday:** The students will begin writing the introduction of their personal narrative.

**Thursday:** The students will begin writing the middle of their personal narrative.

**Friday:** The students will finish the middle of their personal narrative.

**Week of August 26 - 30**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able identify different types of characterization and conflict in literature.

**Monday:** The students will complete activities from "Out of the Flame"

**Learning Target: **The students will understand how to form possessive nouns using apostrophes

**Tuesday:** The students will learn how to form possessive nouns from singular, plural, and irregular nouns.

**Learning Target: **The students will be able identify different types of characterization and conflict in literature.

**Wednesday:** The student will read and analyze "Why couldn't I have been named Ashley?" Library checkout

**Thursday:** The students will complete a common assessment on elements of plot, conflict, and characterization.

**Friday:** The students will learn about the elements of narratives (hook, introduction, body, conclusion)

**Week of August 19 - 23**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able analyze how particular elements of a story interact.

**Monday:** The students will learn to identify the elements of plot.

**Tuesday:** The students will begin reading the story "Out of the Flames" and anayze character and plot

**Wednesday:** The student will continue with Tuesday's lesson

**Thursday:** The students will complete a common assessment "Mini TouchstoQ1"

**Friday:** The students will complete a comprehension and vocabulary activity based on the story "Out of the Flames"

**Week of August 12 - 16**

**Learning Target: **The students will be able to use metacognitive markers as they read to improve comprehension.

**Monday:** The students will begin reading and annotating "The Scholorship Jacket"

**Tuesday:** The students will continue Monday's lesson.

**Wednesday:** The student will complete common assessment #2 and review.

**Thursday:** The students will complete "The Scholorship Jacket" activities

**Friday:** The students will be able to make singular and irregular nouns plural

**Week of August 5 - 9**

**Learning Target:** **The students will be able to identify simile and metaphor**

**Monday: ** The students begin figurative language flip book in their interactive notebooks on simile and metaphor

**Tuesday: **The students will complete their Fall Reading Inventory Test

**Wednesday: **The students will complete Unit 1 pre-assessment

**Thursday:** The students will attend a library orientation and activity. They will have an opportunity to check out books.

**Friday: **The students will complete an activity identifying and using simile and metaphor