November 13-17, 2017

Monday, November 13th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • New roots. *See roots page for list.
  • Take chapters 8-11 reading quiz. *If you were absent, you will need to make this up.
  • Group activity: Discuss and match human motives with characters from novel.
  • Read and annotate chapter 12. *See the ATTWN page for a list of detailed annotations.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading chapter if needed.
  • Chapters 12-14 Reading Quiz on Thursday.
  • Roots Quiz Friday. Quizlet: Click here

Tuesday, November 14th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review this week’s roots.
  • Read and annotate chapter 13. *See the ATTWN page for a list of detailed annotations.
  • Respond in your writer’s notebook to the following prompts:
    • Read pages 211-212 carefully. Notice how each character is described as a particular animal. What do you think is the purpose of this animal-like diction?
    • Read pages 213-214 carefully. This is more of that 3rd person omniscient point of view. How does this create suspense for us as readers?

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading chapter if needed.
  • Chapters 12-14 Reading Quiz on Thursday.
  • Roots Quiz Friday. Quizlet: Click here

Wednesday, November 15th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading/working on reading guide if needed.
  • Quiz on chapters 12-14 tomorrow.
  • Roots Quiz Friday.

Thursday, November 16th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review roots by playing quizlet: Quizlet Review
  • Take quiz on chapters 12-14. See me if you were absent.
  • We watched two video clips about Vera and discussed her good/evil sides.
  • Read chapter 15. Find a list of annotations on the ATTWN page of the blog.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading chapter 15 if your class did not finish in class.
  • Roots quiz tomorrow.

Friday, November 17th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Take roots quiz.
  • Read chapter 16. See the ATTWN page for a detailed list of annotations.
  • Post unanswered questions in response to my Google Classroom post.
  • Do group activity about this mystery “puzzle.”

Tonight’s Homework:

Have a wonderful, happy Thanksgiving! If you have been out sick, please catch up with the reading through chapter 16.

 

November 6-10, 2017

Monday, November 6th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments

  • Bell Ringer: Go to Google Classroom to last Friday’s post. Respond to the post of the classmate below you by saying if you agree or disagree AND why. *If you were absent today, make this one up!
  • New roots. *See the roots page if you were absent.
  • Take reading quiz on chapters 4-7.
  • Discuss chapter 7, and read chapter 8. See the ATTWN page for detailed annotations.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading chapter 8.
  • Character Quiz Wednesday (gold!)

Tuesday, November 7th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review this week’s roots.
  • Review for character quiz tomorrow.
  • Read chapter 9 in small groups, and fill out this reading guide: Ch 9 Student Handout

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish chapter 9 reading guide (Ch 9 Student Handout)  if you did not finish in class.
  • Study for tomorrow’s character quiz.

Wednesday, November 8th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review this week’s roots.
  • Take character quiz.
  • Work on idiom handout (idioms in attwn)
  • Read chapter 10. See the ATTWN page for detailed annotations.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading chapter 10.
  • Next reading quiz…Monday, Nov. 13th

Thursday, November 9th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review this week’s roots.
  • Turn in idiom worksheet (idioms in attwn).
  • Read chapter 11. See the ATTWN page for detailed annotations.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading chapter 11.
  • Reading quiz on Monday…chapters 8-11.

October 30-November 3, 2017

Monday, October 30th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Pass back papers and go over SVA test
  • Introduce this week’s roots
  • Finish reading chapter 2. See the ATTWN page for chapter 2 annotations.
  • With groups, identify descriptions of setting (the island, house, weather) that add to the mood of suspense. Jot them down on paper: include quote and page number

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Chapters 1-3 reading quiz is Wednesday
  • Roots quiz is Friday

Tuesday, October 31st

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review roots.
  • Read and listen to chapter 3. See the ATTWN page for chapter 3 annotations.
  • Students acted out the character reactions to the gramophone message. If you were absent, look closely at how each character reactions to hearing the charges against them. Who seems guilty? Who seems innocent?
  • Respond to the two Google Classroom posts if you were absent today.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Chapters 1-3 reading quiz is Wednesday
  • Roots quiz is Friday

Wednesday, November 1st

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review roots.
  • Take chapters 1-3 reading quiz.
  • Read chapter 4. See the ATTWN page for chapter 4 annotations.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Roots quiz is Friday

Thursday, November 2nd

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Study for roots quiz tomorrow.

Friday, November 3rd

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Take roots quiz.
  • Complete Google Classroom post about “Unknown.”
  • Read chapter 6. See the ATTWN page for the list of annotations.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish reading chapter 6, and read chapter 7. As you read chapter 7, pay attention to the following: setting updates, Brent’s back story, explanation of Soldier Island, repeating objects, Lombard & Armstrong’s plans. *See the ATTWN page for more detailed annotations for this chapter.
  • Chapters 4-7 reading quiz on Monday.
  • Character quiz coming up on Wednesday.

October 23-27, 2017

Monday, October 23rd

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review for tomorrow’s roots quiz.
  • Play review game to review subject-verb agreement. Here are the questions if you want to study: Subject Verb Agreement Revie

Tonight’s Homework:

  • And Then There Were None due Tuesday.
  • Roots quiz Tuesday (weeks 1-2 only).
  • SVA test Wednesday.
  • Bring items for Can You Can? food drive!

Tuesday, October 24th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • And Then There Were None book check
  • Take roots quiz.
  • Review for SVA test. Here is the key to the study guide: SCAN0021

Tonight’s Homework:

  • SVA test tomorrow!!
  • Conquest Assembly tomorrow.
  • Bring items for Can You Can? food drive!

Wednesday, October 25th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Issue new roots. *If you were absent, see the roots page for the list.
  • Take SVA test.
  • Take detective notes if time allows.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Official book checks start tomorrow.

Thursday, October 26th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Join our Google Classroom. See me for the code. Complete anticipation guide that is posted in Google Classroom.
  • Distribute copies of ATTWN character chart (ATTWN Character Chart). Begin filling out as we read the first 2-3 sections of ATTWN.
    • 2nd period: We read through section 3 of chapter 1.
    • 3rd period: We read through section 2 of chapter 1.
    • 4th period: We read through section 2 of chapter 1.
    • 5th period: We read through section 3 of chapter 1.
    • 6th period: We read through section 2 of chapter 1.
  • See the And Then There Were None page on the blog for class info and class annotations about we read in class.

Tonight’s Homework:

No homework!

Friday, October 27th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Review roots.
  • Finish reading chapter 1.
  • See the And Then There Were None page on the blog for class info and class annotations about we read in class.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Read chapter 2, sections I-IV (through p. 28 if you are using the red & black copy). Notice and annotate the following: character reactions to each other, character reactions to island, who is Mr. Davis?, the Owen/Morris connection

October 16-20, 2017

Monday, October 16th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Record this week’s roots. Your next roots quiz is this Friday on weeks 1-2 of the 2nd nine weeks roots list.
  • Complete the “Figure It Out” grammar guide: Figure It Out Grammar Guide 2017
  • Read a book of choice. Write a 20 word summary about what you read today.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • And Then There Were None is due 10/23!
  • Roots quiz Tuesday, October 24th, on weeks 1-2.
  • Indefinite pronouns quiz on Friday. You will get the list tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 17th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments: 

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish practice sheet: 2016 indef and compound practice (1) Just do the indefinite pronoun side!
  • And Then There Were None is due 10/23!
  • Roots quiz Tuesday, October 24th, on weeks 1-2.
  • Indefinite pronouns quiz on Friday. 

Wednesday, October 18th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments: 

  • Review roots.
  • Grade yesterday’s classwork on indefinite pronouns.
  • Take notes on subject-verb agreement: sva 1018_absent
  • 6th period only: If you were absent, make sure you get the remaining notes on indefinite pronouns: Subject-Verb Agreement Notes_absent
  • Work on practice sheet: 2016 indef and compound practice (1) *Just do the compound subject side. 6th period: Make sure BOTH sides of the sheet are completed by tomorrow.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish practice sheet: 2016 indef and compound practice (1) Do the compound subject side. 6th period: Complete the whole sheet (both sides).
  • And Then There Were None is due 10/23!
  • Roots quiz Tuesday, October 24th, on weeks 1-2.
  • Indefinite pronouns quiz on Friday. 

Thursday, October 19th

Tonight’s Agenda & Assignments: 

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish practice sheet (left side only): 2016 SVA other problems practice
  • And Then There Were None is due 10/23!
  • Roots quiz Tuesday, October 24th, on weeks 1-2.
  • Indefinite pronouns quiz TOMORROW.

Friday, October 20th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish practice sheet (right side): 2016 SVA other problems practice
  • And Then There Were None is due 10/24 now! You have one extra day!
  • Roots quiz Tuesday, October 24th, on weeks 1-2.

 

 

October 9-13th

Monday, October 9th: No school

Tuesday, October 10th: Red Team High Flight

Red Team students: You do not need to do anything for ELA class today.

White Team students: Complete these two handouts: The Landlady Investigative report 2016     TAXIDERMY

Blue Team students: Bring something extra to work on and/or a book to read.

Wednesday, October 11th: White Team High Flight

Red Team students: Complete these two handouts: The Landlady Investigative report 2016     TAXIDERMY

White Team students: You do not need to do anything for ELA class today.

Blue Team students: Bring something extra to work on and/or a book to read.

Thursday, October 12th:

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Dive into “The Landlady” using a Nearpod presentation. See me if you were absent today about what you need to do.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • We go to the library tomorrow to check out books.
  • And Then There Were None is due 10/23!

Friday, October 13th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Read the poem “The Witch” and fill out student commentary about parts of speech and mood. *If you were absent today, you will need to pick up a copy from the make-up work folder. Due to copyright issues, I cannot post it online.
  • Go to the library to check out books.

Tonight’s Homework:

  • And Then There Were None is due 10/23!
  • Bring a book to read in class Monday.

 

 

October 2-6, 2017

Monday, October 2nd

Today’s Agenda & Assignments: 

  • Issue new roots. See the roots tab if you were absent.
  • Get back graded work from last week & organize in binders.
  • Finish film.
  • Complete film reflection: Movie ReflectionSilver Grade

Tonight’s Homework:

  • High Flight money due tomorrow!
  • Tomorrow is Tacky Tourist Day.
  • Gold level roots test on Thursday.
  • Book Fair Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 3rd

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Finish Activity 3, just the CHART, by tomorrow. (Music and Mood)
  • Gold level roots test on Thursday.
  • Tomorrow is Character Day.
  • Book Fair Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 4th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Book Fair
  • Review roots using the following study guide: Review Chart Final Roots Test 2017 (1)
  • Example Writing Responses:
    • The word pedestrian has the root ped in it. Ped means foot/feet, and it is the word pedestrian because a pedestrian is someone who walks on his/her feet.
    • The word transmit has the mit in it. Mit means send, and it is in the word transmit because to transmit means to send something.
  • Play Kahoot to review

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Gold level roots test tomorrow! Ideas for studying: Print out a blank copy of the review sheet from today and try again, make flash cards, use Quizlet.
  • Tomorrow is Spirit Day.

Thursday, October 5th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Take gold level roots test.
  • Work on the paragraph section of Activity 3 on your Music and Mood handout from Tuesday (Music and Mood)–> Look for the very last section of the worksheet.

Tonight’s Homework: 

  • Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None is due October 23rd.

Friday, October 6th–No students for Teacher Work Day

September 25-29th

Monday, September 25th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Rough draft due tomorrow. Final paper due Wednesday.
  • Interim assessment tomorrow in class.
  • Greaser/Soc dress-up day is Wednesday. See last week’s post for inspiration!
  • Roots quiz Thursday.
  • ELA final exam Friday.

Tuesday, September 26th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Final papers due tomorrow.
  • Greaser/Soc dress-up day is Wednesday. See last week’s post for inspiration!
  • Roots quiz Thursday.
  • ELA final exam Friday.

Wednesday, September 27th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework:

  • Roots quiz tomorrow.
  • ELA final Friday. 

Thursday, September 28th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

Tonight’s Homework:

Friday, September 29th

Today’s Agenda & Assignments:

  • Take ELA final.
  • Listen to library presentation. If you want an application for a library card, see me!

Tonight’s Homework:

  • High Flight money due Tuesday.
  • And Then There Were None due 10/23.