Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Unit 3 This Week

We have started a new unit.  We will be looking at answering difficult questions to help us better understand our world.

The first story that we are looking is "The Bracelet"
Short Story:

What truths does "The Bracelet" reveal about fairness and about a family enduring difficult and unexpected changes?

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

This Week

Students have a letter that they wrote to you about the Book Challenge.  Please sign and return.

Students received a progress report today.  Please sign and return.

We are reading "The Face of War."  Please look at the previous post for resources.  

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

This Week

We finished looking at our first "Courageous" Character, Brian.  This week will be looking at Bethany Hamilton, a shark attack survivor. 
Here are a few things we will be looking at :)

 Homework: Look at your 30 book challenge and see what you need to do to catch up!! You should have read around 12 books by now!!

Don't forget to fill out your reading log every night!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

This Week

We will finish the novel this week before the break.  Please make sure that everyone has completed the novel and pages 40-47 in their notebooks.  I will grade these pages after break. 

We will have a final test tomorrow!

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your break!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

This Week

We are working Hatchet Chapters 9-15.  Students will have a test on these chapters Friday.

Copy of Novel:  (I just "googled" Hatchet ebook)

Students are working in groups and analyzing theme, setting, conflicts, the main character's emotions, and symbolism. 

Test on Chapters 9-15

Homework Thursday Night:  Read and fill out Characterization Chart.  New and Old Brian.

Notebook Check
Pg 40 Cornell Notes
pg 41 Characterization
pg 42 Survival tips and Quotes
pg 43 Hatchet symbolism
pg 44 Themes of Hatchet
pg 45 Where in the World is your Character/setting
pg 46 Character Emotions
pg 47 Types of conflict

Monday, November 9, 2015

This Week

We are reading Chapters 5-9 this week in Hatchet.

Please make sure students are reading each night at home and they are filling out their reading logs. 

Students should also make sure their Table of Contents sheet is filled out.  They will received new ones today.

Page 31 Rough Draft
Page 32  LOSH Characterization
Page 33  Superstitions
Page 34  LOSH Questions
Page 35  Plot Chart
Page 36  Venn Diagram
Page 37  Conflict Chart for Hatchet Chapters 1-4
Page 38  Letter to Mom
Page 39 Hatchet Test

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

This week

We have started our new unit on survival.  Students will be looking at a variety of literature that focuses on how acts of courage contribute to one's personal survival or the survival of others. 

This week we are starting "Hatchet."  We are looking at conflict and characterization.  Monday we talked about skills that are needed for survival.

Monday, October 26, 2015

This Week

We are finishing our 11 sentence paragraph today and then we will start reading "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."  Hopefully, we will be able to watch the cartoon version on Friday.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

This week

Students have been working on make up work and turning in any assignments that have not been graded.

I gave everyone a progress report, a letter to parents and a notebook check to complete with parents. Hopefully, this helped with any questions about missing assignments or grades that need to be made up.

We read the Drive-In Movies this week and we are now working on a heirloom paper.  Friday they will write an 11 sentence paragraph and we will also discuss theme.


Friday, October 16, 2015

This Weekend

Students can work on an missing work or zeros/low grades.  I need all progress reports, notebook check and reminders back by Monday.

Don't forget to read over the weekend to catch up on your 30 book challenge.