Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday 5-18-17

Week #36
Unit 6: Analyzing & Comparing Form & Structure
Warm-Up
Lesson:
10 Minute Quick Write: Reminders of Home

Focus Lesson:
Guiding Questions: Is Memorial Day just about BBQs and family gatherings? Why is this a national holiday? Why is remembrance important to our nation?

Class Work:
Arlington (Trace Adkins)

* Use Think-Pair-Share to answer the TBQs.

Make sure you have a pencil and your notebook for class tomorrow!
Homework:
30 Minutes of independent reading.
OMG Fact:
The average American produces 7.1 pounds of trash per day. The average Japanese? 2.5

Friday 5-19-17

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday 5-17-17

Week #36
Unit 6: Analyzing & Comparing Form & Structure
Warm-Up
Lesson:
Read and highlight the text: A Kenyan Teen’s Discovery: Let There Be Lights To Save Lions.  Then work with a partner to answer the “Assessment” and “Discussion” questions.

Focus Lesson:
Drama and critical reading

Class Work:
Choose one of the drama teams. Re-read the drama, choose parts, and rehearse the play. Make sure you’re team is ready to present the drama.
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • When Girls Ruled Baseball
  • The Curse of King Tut

Homework:
30 Minutes of independent reading.
OMG Fact:
Platypuses don’t have stomachs.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday 5-16-17

Week #36
Unit 6: Analyzing & Comparing Form & Structure

Warm-Up
Lesson:
Read and highlight the text: Young Innovators: Detecting Land Mines. Then work with a partner to answer the “Assessment” and “Discussion” questions.

Focus Lesson:
Drama and critical reading

Class Work:
Choose one of the drama teams. Re-read the drama, choose parts, and rehearse the play. Make sure you’re team is ready to present the drama.
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • When Girls Ruled Baseball
  • The Curse of King Tut

Homework:
30 Minutes of independent reading.
OMG Fact:
In Britain’s 2001 census, 390,000 people listed “Jedi” as their religious affiliation.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday 5-15-17

Week #36
Unit 6: Analyzing & Comparing Form & Structure
Warm-Up
Lesson:
Read and highlight the text: How an 11-Year-Old Boy Invented the Popsicle. Then work with a partner to answer the “Assessment” and “Discussion” questions.

Focus Lesson:
Drama and critical reading

Class Work:
Rotate through the three drama-reading stations:
  • The Tell-Tale Heart
  • When Girls Ruled Baseball
  • The Curse of King Tut
Click here to go to the digital version of each of these drams. 
Homework:
30 Minutes of independent reading.
OMG Fact:
A way you can tell if you’re whispering or not is to put your hand at your throat. If you feel vibrations, you’re talking. If you don’t, you’re whispering.