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Class Pages for 6th Grade LA 2013-2014

 

 

FIRST TRIMESTER

 

Quote of the Week

"The worst part of holding the memories is not the pain.  It's the loneliness of it.  Memories need to be shared."

-Lois Lowry, The Giver

 

Week One

  Class 
Homework 
Monday 

- Welcome Back! 

- How to have a great day in LA!

- Procedures: Entering the classroom, turning in work, exiting the classroom (acts of chivalry), voice procedure

- Read 6th Grade LA Question and Answer

- Bring to class tomorrow:  LA folder, composition book, sharpies, pencils.

- Bookmark Class Pages (all classes)

Tuesday 

- Introduction to 6th Grade LA Question and Answer

- Blitz! 

- Notebook organization, review classroom procedures

- Number the pages in your Language Arts Handbook (front and back).  Bring all supplies (including The Giver) tomorrow. 

 

Wednesday

- Introduction to DailyGRAMS.

- Small-group discussion:  Define "utopia" and "dystopia."  Brainstorm the features of the society in The Giver, by Lois Lowry.  Decide if each feature is positive, negative, or both.

- Complete Writing Survey 
Thursday 
- Reading celebration and book talk.

- Get independent reading letter signed.

- Have an independent reading book by Tuesday, Sept. 3rd.

Friday 

- No LA Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"You can't be happy unless you're unhappy sometimes."

-Lauren Oliver, Delirium

 

Week Two

  Class 
Homework 
Monday 
No School :)
 
Tuesday 

Weekly Grammar Focus: Prepositions

Book Critics

Book Review: Due Thursday

 

Wednesday

-A Perfect World:  What does it mean to have good ideas? Introduction to prewriting.

Handouts: Ideas 1Ideas 2Ideas 3Ideas 4
-Writing Workshop.


Finish prewriting
Thursday 
 -A Perfect World: Showing vs. Telling. Introduction to drafting.
-Writing workshop:  Begin composing a rough draft of A Perfect World essay.  Individual conferences with Mrs. Packard during workshop.
Finish the intro paragraph of your rough draft -- keep in mind the things Mrs. Packard told you to work on!
 
Friday 

- No LA Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left,

he thought he heard music too. But perhaps it was only an echo."

The Giver, Lois Lowry

 

 

 

Week Three

 

  Class
Homework
Monday

-Introduction to Vocabulary: Unit One

-Weekly Grammar Focus: Capitalization

-Writing Workshop: Individual conferences with Mrs. Packard on A Perfect World essay.


-Continue working on A Perfect World essay.

-Vocabulary: Due Wednesday

Tuesday

- Writing Workshop:  Continue rough draft of A Perfect World essay and individual conferences with Mrs. Packard.

Project Work Time:

-Writing process: What is revising?
-ARMS activity:  (Add, Remove, Move, Substitute)

-Writing workshop: Begin revising rough draft of A Perfect World essay if ready to do so.  Individual conferences with Mrs. Packard during workshop.


-Finish A Perfect World rough draft. Bring colored pencils or markers to class tomorrow.

 


Wednesday

-Writing workshop: Continue revising, editing, and begin final draft of A Perfect World essay.  Individual conferences with Mrs. Packard during workshop.

 

Vocabulary/grammar quiz (on unit 1 and prepositions) on Wednesday, 9/18.

 

 Finish editing your paper on your perfect world.  Due Friday (stapled together in this order):
   - Final draft
   - Prewriting
   - Rough draft with revisions and editing
   - Project sheet with self-assessed rubric on back

Thursday

-Writing workshop:  Edit and start finalizing draft of A Perfect World essay.  Individual conferences with Mrs. Packard during workshop.

 


-Finish final draft.  Due Friday! :)

Friday
Bring your final draft of A Perfect World essay.
 

 

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

 

"The centaurs were invited too, for though wild and lawless they were nonetheless distant relatives." 

-D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths 

 

 

 

Week Four 

  Class 
Homework
Monday

- Writing workshop:  Complete final draft of A Perfect World essay. 

 

- Review format for turning in the final draft of the essay.

 

- Grammar Focus of the Week:  Apostrophes

 

- Save the Drama Game!!


- A Perfect World essay due Tuesday (stapled together in this order):
   - Final draft
   - Prewriting
   - Rough draft with revisions and editing
   - Project sheet with self-assessed rubric on back

 

- Study for Vocab/Grammar Quiz (on Unit 1, prepositions, and capitalization)

 

 

Tuesday

Project Work Time:

- Culminating discussion on The Giver -- What really happens to Jonas and Gabriel?

- Reader Response:  Write a continuation of the ending of The Giver, clarifying what happened to Jonas and Gabriel and the community they left behind. At least one full page. 

 

LA:

- Review for Vocab/Grammar Quiz: 

- Save the Drama Game!!

- Introduction to Greek Mythology

- Quiz Tomorrow!

Study for Vocab/Grammar Quiz (on Unit 1, prepositions, and capitalization)



Wednesday

- Vocab/Grammar Quiz

 

- Introduction to Greek Mythology continued

- Enjoy reading your independent reading book! :)
Thursday
- Greek Mythology: Gods and Goddesses
- Choose 2 of the gods or goddesses we have studied.

Using one sheet of unlined paper, draw a full color picture of both gods (one on the front, one on the back).  Add the characteristics and symbols we mentioned in class, but your drawings should have NO WORDS on them!
Friday
No LA Class!
 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

 

"Knowing too much of your future is never a good thing."

  -Rick Riordan,The Lightning Thief

 

Week Five

  Class
Homework
Monday

-Continue intro to Greek gods and goddesses.

-Greek myths.

-Grammar Focus of the Week:  Phrases/Clauses

-Create your own god/goddess and draw a full color picture. Add characteristics, symbols, and name your god/goddess.  Due: Wednesday

Tuesday

PWT:  Work on god and goddess drawings/Book Review Presentation:  Amelia, Zach, Jesse, Jane

LA:

-Continue study of Greek gods and goddesses.

-Greek myths.

-Mythology biographical poem

-Finish god/goddess drawing.

-Complete your mythology biographical poem.  Due:  Thursday

Wednesday

-Continue study of Greek gods and goddesses.

-Greek myths.


-Finish mythology biographical poem.
Thursday

-Continue study of Greek gods and goddesses.

-Greek myths.


-Independent Reading!!! :)
Friday
No Class
 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"The end of the world started when a pegasus landed on the hood of my car."

-Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

 

 

Week Six

 
Class
Homework
Monday

- Latin roots, suffixes, and prefixes scavenger hunt!

- Greek Myths

- Grammar Focus of the Week:  Continuation of Phrases and Clauses

- Vocabulary Unit 2

- Finish Latin roots sheet (front) if you didn't finish in class, and then complete the first half of Latin prefixes (page 2).  Don't do Latin suffixes page (page 3) yet.
Tuesday

PWT:

Essay conferences with Mrs. Packard

LA:

- Latin roots, suffixes, and prefixes scavenger hunt!

- Greek Myths

- Finish entire Roots/Prefixes/Suffixes sheet if not already finished in class.

 


Wednesday

- Introduction to mythical creatures and monsters!

- Greek Myths

- Make "CN - Imaginary Dictionary" entry in LA Handbook.  Make up at least 5 "new words" that include a Latin prefix, root, and suffix (just like examples in class).  Write the "definition" of your "new word" beside it.
Thursday

- Mythical creatures and monsters!

- Greek Myths

-  Study Vocabulary and Greek Roots

 

Friday
No Class
 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

 

 

 

Week Seven

  Class
Homework
Monday

- Complete mythical creatures and monsters

 

- Complete review  of apostrophes, phrases, and clauses
Tuesday

PWT: - Book Reviews

         - Complete essay conferences with Mrs. Packard

LA:    - Weekly Grammar Focus:  Review apostrophes, phrases, clauses

         - Review for Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz 2

- Study for Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz
Wednesday - Introduction to Business Letter Writing:  Applying for an Apprenticeship at Mount Olympus!
- Study for Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz
Thursday

- Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz Unit 2

- Prewriting:  Applying for an Apprenticeship at Mount Olympus! 

- Complete business letter prewriting
Friday - No Class
 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"From the moment she'd discovered the horse on the roof and seen its wing,

a name had sprung to mind.  A name long forgotten from an old book of myths her mother used to read to her."

-Kate O'Hearn, Pegasus: The Flame of Olympus

 

 

Week Eight

 
Class
Homework
Monday - No School
 
Tuesday

PWT: -Book Reviews

         -Review Roots/Prefixes/Suffixes

LA:    -Continue Prewriting Business Letters:  Applying for an Apprenticeship at Mount   

           Olympus!

         - Weekly Grammar Focus:  Simple and Compound Sentences

- Simple and Compound Sentence Review
Wednesday
- Begin Drafting Business Letters: Applying for an Apprenticeship at Mount Olympus!
- DailyGRAMS: 12 & 13
Thursday
- Finish Drafting and Begin Revising Business Letters:  Applying for and Apprenticeship at Mount  Olympus!         
- DailyGRAMS: 14 & 15
Friday
- No Class
 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

“Wow. When he started looking back on the war with Kronos as the good old days--that was sad.”

 -Rick Riordan, The House of Hades

 

 

 

Week Nine

  Class
Homework
Monday

-Revising and Editing Business Letters:

  Applying for an Apprenticeship at Mount Olympus!

-Daily GRAMS 16 & 17
Tuesday

PWT:  -Book Reviews

LA:  -Complete Final Drafts of Business Letters:

         Applying for an Apprenticeship at Mount Olympus! 

       -Weekly Grammar Focus:  Continue Simple and Compound Sentences

-Daily GRAMS 18 & 19
Wednesday

-Reading Short Stories:  Little Worlds

-Vocabulary Unit 3

-Vocabulary: Complete the Sentences
Thursday

-Reading Short Stories:  Little Worlds

-Introduction to helping verbs and TO BE

-Helping Verbs Practice Sheet
Friday
-No Class
 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

“Why do you need to gallop while you fly?"
"Why do humans have to sway their arms while they walk? I dunno boss, but it just feels right.”

-Rick Riordan, The Last Olympian

 

 

  Week Ten

  Class
Homework
Monday

-Reading Short Stories: The Sniper-Vocabulary and Discussion

-Continuation of Verbs:  Action Verbs, Linking Verbs, and Helping Verbs

-Linking Verb Practice Sheet
Tuesday

PWT: -Book Reviews

LA: -What is a Hero?  

      -Study of Perseus, Jason, and Theseus

-Helping Verb Practice Sheet

 

Wednesday
-Comparison of Perseus, Jason, and Theseus

-Vocabulary: Complete Unit 3 by Monday, Nov. 4th

-Daily GRAMS 23

-Bring Poster Board by Monday, Nov. 4th! (write your name on the back of poster board)

Thursday
-Review for Verb Quiz
-Study for Verb Quiz!  Begin to Study for Vocabulary/Grammar Test on Thursday, Nov. 7th!
Friday
-Verb Quiz (postponed until Monday!)
 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

“Children are caterpillars and adults are butterflies.

No butterfly ever remembers what it felt like being a caterpillar.”

-Cornelia Funke, The Thief Lord

 

 

 

Week Eleven

  Class
Homework
Monday

-Verb Quiz

-Review for Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz Unit 3

-Brief Review for Greek Mythology Test-Monday, Nov. 25th

-Study for Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz Unit 3-Thursday, Nov. 7th

-Create a study schedule for Greek Mythology Test-Monday, Nov. 25th

-Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes

Tuesday
No Class
 
Wednesday
No Class
 
Thursday

-Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz Unit 3

-Introduction to Superhero-Myth Project

-Daily GRAMS:  24 and 25

-Continue working on Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes

-Begin studying for the Greek Mythology Test

Friday
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength

to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

-Christopher Reeve

 

 

Week Twelve

  Class
Homework
Monday
-Superhero-Myth Project: Review discussion of elements of myth. 

-Daily GRAMS: 26 and 27

-Continue Studying for Mythology Test-Review gods,goddesses,and monsters and Greek Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes

 

Tuesday
-Superhero-Myth Project: Work on myth map and start developing character sketches.

-Continue working on myth map and character sketches.

-Continue Studying for Mythology Test-Review gods,goddesses,and monsters and Greek Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes

 

Wednesday
-Superhero-Myth Project: Finish developing character sketches and begin working on rough storyboard.

-Continue working on character sketches.

-Continue Studying for Mythology Test-Review gods,goddesses,and monsters and Greek Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes

 

Thursday
-Superhero-Myth Project:  Continue to work on rough storyboard.

-Continue Studying for Mythology Test-Review gods,goddesses,and monsters and Greek Roots, Prefixes, Suffixes

 

Friday
Field Trip to Narnia
 

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

“Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible.

It just means that you’re brave enough to stand up and do what’s needed.”

-Rick Riordan, The Mark of Athena

 

 

 

Week Thirteen

  Class
Homework
Monday
-Superhero-Myth Project:  Continue working on final draft

-Begin finalizing final draft of Superhero-Myth Project

-Study for Greek Mythology Test on Nov. 25th

Tuesday
-Superhero-Myth Project:  Finish final draft and turn in
-Study for Greek Mythology Test on Nov. 25th
Wednesday

-Prepare for Portfolio Review

-Review for Greek Mythology Test

-Study for Greek Mythology Test on Nov. 25th
Thursday
-Review for Greek Mythology Test
-Study for Greek Mythology Test on Nov. 25th
Friday
No Class
 

 

 

 

  Class
Homework
Monday
-Greek Mythology Test
-Independent Reading
Tuesday
-Grandfriend Day!
-Bring Crispin by Monday, Dec. 2nd

 

SECOND TRIMESTER

 

Quote of the Week

“Every man's life is a fairy tale, written by God's fingers.”

-Hans Christian Andersen

 

Week One

  Class 
Homework
Monday

-Introduction to Fairy Tales!

-The Elements of Fiction

-Read chapters 1-2 of Crispin (12 pages should take under 20 minutes to read).

Circle words you need to look up (notice the glossary in the back of the book!)

and underline new characters as they are introduced. Bring Crispin to class starting tomorrow!

Tuesday

-Continue Elements of Fiction

-Begin Retelling the Tale

-Crispin Reading: Read chapters 3-5 (12 pages).
 
Wednesday
-Retelling the Tale
-Choose a fairy tale you would like to retell.
Thursday
-Retelling the Tale
-Crispin Reading: chapters 6-8 (14 pages), continuing to underline and circle.  Estimated time: 20-25 minutes.
Friday
-No Class
 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"If I'm honest I have to tell you I still read fairy tales and I like them best of all."

-Audrey Hepburn

 

 

Week Two

  Class
Homework
  -Retelling the Tale:  Prewriting
 -Complete your prewriting for fairy tales.
 
  -Retelling the Tale: Composing

-Crispin Reading: chapters 9-12. 

 

  -Retelling the Tale:  Composing

-Crispin Reading: chapters 13-15.

 

  -Retelling the Tale:  Composing and Begin Revising

-Finish making ornament/card for Corey's Birthday Party!!

-Crispin Reading: chapters 16-18.

 

Friday
No Class
 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

“Everything you look at can become a fairy tale

and you can get a story from everything you touch.”
-Hans Christian Andersen

 

Week Three

  Class
Homework
Monday

-Retelling the tale: revision and editing process:

(Find 5-7 words to change or add that increase the vivid description in your story.)

(Complete at least one peer revision.)

-Continue editing fairy tales independently!
Tuesday

-Retelling the tale: revision and editing process:

(Self-assess your rubric and edit your story accordingly.)

(Check that fairy tale makes sense as it is written.)

-Continue editing fairy tales independently!
Wednesday
-Retelling the tale:  Begin final copies.
-Double check fairy tales for errors!
Thursday
-Retelling the tale:  Complete final copies.
-Prepare for fairy tale luncheon/bring costume if you are going to dress up!
Friday
-Fairy Tale Luncheon
-Have a wonderful holiday spending time with family and friends!!!

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

 “I kept asking myself if I felt different, if I was different.

The answer was always yes. I was no longer nothing…
How odd, I thought; it had taken my mother’s death, Father Quinel’s murder,

and the desire of others to kill me to claim a life of my own.”

-Avi, Crispin

 

Week Four

  Class 
Homework
Monday

Crispin

-Review novel to date

-Class discussion of characters

-Literary Elements/Terms: Imagery and Simile 

Introduction to Vocabulary Unit 4

-Read Crispin:  Chapters 19-22

-Vocabulary Definitions: Unit 4-Due Wednesday

Tuesday

Crispin:

-Chapters 19-22: class discussion

-Literary Elements/Terms:  Metaphor, Personification, and Foreshadow

-Vocabulary Definitions and Complete the Sentence

-Read Crispin:  Chapters 22-25

-Vocabulary Definitions:  Unit 4-Due Wednesday

Wednesday

Crispin:

-Chapters 22-25: class discussion

-Style Detectives

-Vocabulary: Complete the Sentence

-Read Crispin:  Chapters 25-28

-Vocabulary:  Finish Complete the Sentence

Thursday

Crispin:

-Chapters 25-28: class discussion

-Style Detectives

-Vocabulary:  Continue working through Unit 4

-Read Crispin:  Chapters 28-35

-Begin making flash cards for vocabulary: Unit 4

Friday
-No Class
 

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"It all depends on you.

If you want it to be different, it will be different.

"Don't look at the world with your eyes but with your heart."

 -Avi, The End of the Beginning: Being the Adventures of a Small Snail

 

 

 

Week Five

  Class 
Homework
Monday

-Crispin:

-Chapters 28-35:  class discussion

-Continuation of Literary Elements/Terms

-Vocabulary:  Antonyms and Synonyms

-Read Crispin:  Chapters 35-39

-Simile and Metaphor Practice

Tuesday

-Crispin:

-Chapters 36-39:  class discussion

-Personification Activity

-Read Crispin:  Chapters 39-43

-Complete Vocabulary Exercises:  Unit 4

Wednesday

-Crispin:

-Chapters 39-43:  class discussion

-Foreshadow Activity

-Read Crispin:  Chapters 43-47

-Review Vocabulary

 

Thursday

-Crispin:

-Chapters 43-47:  class discussion

-Vocabulary Review

-Read Crispin:  Finish book (You don't need to read the historical note section. We will read that together as a class.)

-Study Vocabulary:  Unit 4

Friday
-No Class
 

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
-Albert Einstein

 

Why might I have put this as the "Quote of the Week"?  :)

 

 

Week Six

  Class
Homework
Monday
-No School!  MLK Day!
-Make sure to finish Crispin by Tuesday!
Tuesday
-In-Class Spelling Bee

-Study for Unit 4 Vocabulary Test!

-Have your book and book review project idea chosen by Wednesday!

Wednesday

-Review for Unit 4 Vocabulary Test

-Review Literary Elements for Test

-Crispin:  Mini-Project

-Book Review Discussion

-Study for Unit 4 Vocabulary Test!
Thursday

-Unit 4 Vocabulary Test

-Work on Crispin Mini-Project

-Independent Reading!  :)
Friday
-No Class
 

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"Love is like a good book,

even though there are many ups and downs, you love it anyway."

-Amelia W.

 

 

 

Week Seven

  Class
Homework
Monday

-Crispin Mini-Project: Medieval Occupation Paper

-Vocabulary Unit 5

-Vocabulary Unit 5: Definitions
Tuesday

-History of English

-Crispin Mini-Project: Medieval Occupation Paper

-Vocabulary Unit 5: Complete the Sentence
Wednesday
SNOW DAY!!!  :)
 
Thursday

-History of English

-Crispin Mini-Project: Medieval Occupation Paper

-Vocabulary Unit 5:  Synonyms and Antonyms
Friday
-Spelling Bee!!! :)
 

 

6th Grade Spelling Bee Study Guide:  swx64Uwq2147otc1462.pdf

 

 

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

-William Shakespeare

 

 

Week Eight

  Class
Homework
Monday

-Crispin Mini-Project: Medieval Occupation Paper

  Complete Rough Draft


-Complete Vocabulary Unit 5
Tuesday

-Crispin Mini-Project: Medieval Occupation Paper

  Revise and Edit


-Continue Working on Medieval Occupation Paper
Wednesday

-Crispin Mini-Project: Medieval Occupation Paper

  Work on Final Draft


-Continue Working on Medieval Occupation Paper
Thursday

-Crispin Mini-Project: Medieval Occupation Paper

  Final Copy Due


-Study Vocabulary Unit 5
Friday
-Introduction to Shakespeare!
 

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

 

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”

-William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

Week Nine

  Class
Homework
Monday

-Review of Petrarch and Shakespeare Sonnets

-Mini-Lesson:  A Midsummer Night's Dream Journal organization.

-Journal #1: Why might young people sometimes conflict with their parents?  

Why might young people in love conflict with their parents?


-Complete Journal 1 Entry

-Study for Vocabulary Unit 5 Quiz


Tuesday

-Mini-Lesson:  Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre

-Assessment: Acting out the Globe!


-Study for Vocabulary Unit 5 Quiz
Wednesday
Snow Day!!
 
Thursday
Snow Day!!
 
Friday
No Class
 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

 

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”

-William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

 

Week Ten

  Class
Homework
Monday
-President's Day:  No School!
 
Tuesday

-Vocabulary Unit 5 Quiz

-Begin reading A Midsummer Night's Dream.
 

-Independent Reading
Wednesday

- Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream.

- Journal #2:  What is Bottom’s opinion of his acting ability?  How do you know?  What do you think about his acting ability, and why?  See the text here: http://nfs.sparknotes.com/msnd/page_22.html, including a simple translation.


-Complete Journal 2 Entry
Thursday
-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream.
-Independent Reading
Friday
-No Class
 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"The course of true love never did run smooth."

-William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

 

Week Eleven

  Class 
Homework
Monday

-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream

-Mini-lesson:  Warm-ups and text layups

-Practice Monologues
 
Tuesday

-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream: text lay-ups

-Milling & Seething

-Journal #3:  Text lay-ups and Milling & Seething reflection.
Wednesday

-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream: text lay-ups

-Milling & Seething

-Book Reviews
-Finish Journal #3.
Thursday

-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream

-Milling & Seething

-Practice Monologues

Friday
-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream.
-Practice Monologues

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"The course of true love never did run smooth."

-William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

 

Week Eleven

  Class 
Homework
Monday

-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream

-Mini-lesson:  Warm-ups and text layups

-Practice Monologues
 
Tuesday

-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream: text lay-ups

-Milling & Seething

-Journal #3:  Text lay-ups and Milling & Seething reflection.
Wednesday

-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream: text lay-ups

-Milling & Seething

-Book Reviews
-Finish Journal #3.
Thursday

-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream

-Milling & Seething

-Practice Monologues

Friday
-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream.
-Practice Monologues

 

 

Quote of the Week

"Lord, what fools the mortals be!"

-William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream 

 

 

 

Week Twelve

  Class
Homework
Monday

 -Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream.

-Practice Monologue in class. 

-Trains of Thought Exercise 

-Complete Journal Entry #4 by Tuesday

-Practice Monologues/Have entire monologue memorized by Wednesday!

Tuesday

-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream.

-Practice Monologue in class. 

-Practice Monologues
Wednesday

-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream.

-Practice Monologue in class. 

-Practice Monologues
Thursday

-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream.

-Practice Monologue in class.

-Practice Monologues
Friday
-Portfolio Review!!
 

 

 

Third Trimester

 

Quote of the Week

"The true beginning of our end."

-William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

 

Week One

  Class
Homework
Monday

-Sentences, Run-Ons, and Fragments

-Continue A Midsummer Night's Dream

-Sentence Fragment Practice
Tuesday

-Sentences, Run-Ons, and Fragments

-Finish A Midsummer Night's Dream

-AMND Journal #5: Shakespeare wrote a happy ending for the four lovers,

but knowing what they've gone through,

doesn't it seem too simple to you? Why or why not?

-Work on Journal Entry #5: Due Thursday
Wednesday
-A Midsummer Night's Dream movie! 
-Finish Journal Entry #5: Due Thursday
Thursday
-A Midsummer Night's Dream movie! 
-Independent Reading
Friday
No Class
 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.

-Anne Frank

 

 

 

Week Two

  Class
Homework
Monday
-A Midsummer Night's Dream movie!
-Complete AMND Venn Diagram/Questions
Tuesday

-A Midsummer Night's Dream book/movie discussion 

-AMND Journal Entry #6:  What surprised you about Shakespeare? 

Discuss this unit in LA and your feelings about it. 

If someone you knew were nervous about reading

the play in this class next year, what would you tell them?

-Vocabulary Unit 6

-Vocabulary Unit 6: Definitions

 

Wednesday

-Sentences, Run-Ons, and Fragments

-Grammar Practice

-Vocabulary Unit 6:  Complete the Sentence

-Run-On Sentence Practice: Due Friday

Thursday

-Sentences, Run-Ons, and Fragments

-Grammar Practice
-Vocabulary Unit 6:  Synonyms and Antonyms
Friday
-No Class
 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings."

-William Blake

 

Week Three

  Class
Homework
Monday

Grammar:

-Understanding Semicolons

-Punctuation and Captitalization

-Review first ten pages of DailyGRAMS:  mark areas on that are confusing to you!

-Semicolon Practice:  Due Wednesday

Tuesday
-Book Reviews: Michael, Mary, Angelika
 
Wednesday

-Introduction to Industrial Revolution/Romanticism

-Review DailyGRAMS: Days 1-10

-Prepositions and Phrases


-Vocabuary Unit 6:  Choosing the Right Word

 

Thursday

-William Blake Poetry

-Types of Sentences


-Vocabulary Unit 6:  Vocabulary in Context

-Preposition Practice: Due Monday

Friday
-No Class
 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

“What is now proved was once only imagined.”

-William Blake

 

Week Four

  Class
Homework
Monday

-William Blake Poetry/Romanticism

-Review Vocabulary Unit 6

-Review Days 11-20 of DailyGRAMS:  mark areas that are confusing to you!

-Study Vocabulary Unit 6/Grammar:  Quiz on Wednesday

Tuesday

-Review for Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz

-Book Reviews:  Al and Ethan

-Study Vocabulary Unit 6/Grammar:  Quiz on Wednesday
Wednesday

-Vocabulary/Grammar Quiz!!

-Review Daily GRAMS: Days 11-20

-Independent Reading
Thursday
-William Blake: "The Chimney Sweeper"

-Review Days 21-30 of DailyGRAMS:  mark areas on that are confusing to you!

-Bring Angel on the Square to class Monday!

Friday
-No Class
 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."

-Albert Einstein

 

 

Week Five

  Class
Homework
Monday

-Analysis of "The Chimney Sweeper" by William Blake

-Review Days 21-30 of DailyGRAMS

-Review Days 31-40 of DailyGRAMS:  mark areas that are confusing to you
Tuesday
-Begin Russian Revolution: Angel on the Square and Words to Own.

-Angel on the Square reading: chapter 1.  Fill out Words to Own as you read.


Wednesday

-Discuss Angel on the Square.
-Angel on the Square chapter 2-3.

-Continue Words to Own.


-Angel on the Square reading: finish chapter 3.  Fill out Words to Own as you read.
Thursday
-Discuss Angel on the Square.
-Angel on the Square chapter 4.
-Check Words to Own.
-Write 10 sentences with first 10 Words to Own. Don't forget to read them aloud to your parents and obtain a signature.
Friday
-Discuss Angel on the Square.
-Angel on the Square chapter 5-6.

-Angel on the Square reading: finish chapter 7.

-Review Days 41-50 of DailyGRAMS:  mark areas that are confusing to you

 

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

“It is hard to give up what you know for what you don’t know.”

-Gloria Whelan, Angel on the Square

 

Week Six 

  Class
Homework
Monday

-No Class

 
Tuesday
-No Class
 
Wednesday

-Discuss Angel on the Square

-Read Angel on the Square chapter 8.

-Finish reading Chapter 8. 

-Study Words to Own!
Thursday

-Play Word Memory Game

-Discuss Angel on the Square

-Read Angel on the Square chapter 9

-Finish reading Chapters 9

-Study Words to Own!
Friday

-Play Word Memory Game

-Discuss Angel on the Square

-Read Angel on the Square chapter 10

-Finish reading Chapters 9

-Study Words to Own!

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

“I will preserve the principle of Autocracy as firmly and unflinchingly as my late father.”

-Nicholas II

 

 

Week Seven

  Class 
Homework
Monday

-Discuss Angel On the Square

-Memory Word Game and Vocabulary Review

-Begin reading Chapter 11: Angel on the Square

-Finish reading Chapter 11: Angel on the Square

-Study Words to Own

-Bring graph poster board and graph paper

by Wednesday for upcoming project

Tuesday

-Discuss Angel On the Square

-Introduce Plotting the Plot

-Plotting the Plot: Finding main points of Angel on the Square.

-Finish reading Chapter 12: Angel on the Square

-Study Words to Own

-Bring graph poster board and graph paper

by Wednesday for upcoming project

Wednesday

-Graph poster and graph paper due!

-Plotting the Plot: Find main points of Angel on the Square and Russian Revolution.

-Review for Words to Own Vocabulary Quiz


-Study Words to Own

-Complete Angel on the Square by Monday

-Finish finding main points of Angel on the Square by Monday

Thursday

-Words to Own Quiz

-Plotting the Plot: Find main points of Angel on the Square and Russian Revolution.

-Finish reading Angel on the Square by Monday
Friday
-No Class
 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it."

-Judy Blume

 

Week Eight

 
Class 
Homework
Monday

-Plotting the Plot: Find main points of Angel on the Square 

and Russian Revolution.

-Work on graphing rough drafts of Plotting the Plot

-Study Guide: Angel on the Square
Tuesday

-Plotting the Plot: Find main points of Angel on the Square 

and Russian Revolution.

-Work on graphing rough drafts of Plotting the Plot
-Study Guide: Angel on the Square 
Wednesday
-6th Grade Class Trip!
 
Thursday
-6th Grade Class Trip!
 
Friday
-6th Grade Class Trip!
 

 

 

Quote of the Week

We are what we believe we are.

-C.S. Lewis

 

 

 

Week Nine

  Class
Homework
Monday
-Plotting the Plot: Work on rough draft of graph.

-Study Guide: Angel on the Square

-Finalize rough draft of graph 

Tuesday
-Plotting the Plot: Work on final draft of graph.
-Study Guide: Angel on the Square   
Wednesday
-Angel on the Square Review Session
-Study Guide: Angel on the Square    
Thursday
-Angel on the Square Review Session

-Study Guide: Angel on the Square

-Bring The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by Tuesday!

Friday
-No Class
 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"Neither you nor the world knows what you can do until you have tried."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Week Ten

  Class
Homework
Monday
-Angel on the Square Review Session
-Study for Angel on the Square test!!!!
Tuesday
-Part One:  Angel on the Square test!
-Study for Angel on the Square test!!!!
Wednesday
-Part Two:  Angel on the Square test!
-Read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Thursday

-The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe reading

-DailyGRAM Review

-Read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 

-Study Grammar

Friday

-The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe reading

-DailyGRAM Review

-Read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 

-Study Grammar 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"Believe in your dreams and they may come true;

believe in yourself and they will come true"

-Author Unknown

 

Week Eleven

  Class
Homework
Monday
-Memorial Day!
 
Tuesday

-The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe reading

-DailyGRAM Review:  Sentences, Fragments, and Run-ons

                                 Possessive Nouns

                                 Phrases/Clauses

-Read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 

-Study Grammar

Wednesday
-Field Trip!!!

-Read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 

-Study Grammar

Thursday

-Part 2: Cumulative Grammar Test

-DailyGRAM Review:  Verb Tenses

                                 Adjectives/Adverbs

-Read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe 

-Study Grammar

Friday

-The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Activity

-DailyGRAM Workbooks Due

-Part 3: Cumulative Grammar Test

-Finish The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

 

 

 

Quote of the Week

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud."

-Maya Angelou

 

 

Week Twelve

  Class
Homework
Monday
-The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Activity
-Independent Reading
Tuesday
-The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Activity/Performances
-Independent Reading
Wednesday
-Last Day!!!!!  
 
Thursday
GRADUATION!
 

 

 

 

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