Month: September 2016

1st 9 Weeks Study Guide Information

STUDY GUIDE for the 1st 9 Weeks’ Benchmark

Your benchmark is Wednesday, October 5th. We are using Google forms in class to take this test.

First, here’s your copy: STUDY GUIDE for the 1st 9 Weeks’ ELA Benchmark. Second, here are the general categories and notes that we’ve used this 9 weeks, from August to October. Note: Subject Verb Agreement will not be on this benchmark because we have the SVA test itself the day before (Tues the 4th). In addition to these questions, you’ll be given a passage to read and analyze for thematic idea, supporting evidence, and the human condition.

Here is a KEY: http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/shutchings/files/2016/09/KEYBenchmark1st9WeeksStudyGuide.pdf

What are the basic differences between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset? Look at what we did: filling out the Learning Mindset Survey,  exploring theMindset Infographics, listening to James Dyson, inventor and 7th richest man in the UK, explain his views on failures and schools (listen to 17:04-12:10) and watching Austin’s Butterfly video about a 1st grader (note both of them using growth mindset to make failure a pushing off point rather than an end point)

What is a thematic idea? What are some examples of thematic ideas? (Think about your red sheet.) Look at what we did:  Thematic Ideas and Abstract Nouns (the red sheet), Writing about Thematic Ideas in the Outsiders, and 2016 Thematic Ideas TO Ch 6-7

Describe in general what “one story” means. Look at what we did:

(To be posted soon)

What is the human condition? Look at what we did: The Human Condition sheet (front of red sheet) and ACE Chart for The Outsiders (last row)

How do you cite a direct quote correctly? (In other words, what are all of the parts?) Use the questions below.What is context? What punctuation marksgoes around a direct quote? What goes inside parentheses at the end ( )?Where does the period go? Look at what we did: ACE Chart for The Outsiders (last column). Below, in blue, is another example of what a direct quote looks like: When they hear about Johnny’s death and Dally’s emotional reaction to it, Two-Bit says, “So even Dally has a breaking point” (155). 

What does ACE stand for? Look at what we did: ACE Chart for The Outsiders (first 2 rows, first column).

September 26-30th

Monday, September 26th

  • Discuss results of papers, projects, and pretests.
  • Introduce SVA: Today, we discuss the difference between the words singular and plural, what makes a verb singular/plural, and the basics of how to make subjects and verbs agree in number.
  • Notes: subject-verb-agreement_2016 *Look at slides 1-8 for today’s notes.
  • Homework: Complete the following worksheet fully: practice-for-sva-intro-2016
  • Upcoming Dates: Your SVA test will be NEXT Tuesday. There will be a quiz on the indefinite pronouns THIS Friday.

Tuesday, September 27th

  • Grade last night’s homework (20 point silver).
  • Continue SVA: Today, we discussed indefinite pronouns.
  • Notes: subject-verb-agreement_2016 *Look at slides 9-12 for today’s notes.
  • Homework: Complete the following worksheet fully: 2016-indef-and-compound-practice * Just do the first sheet on indefinite pronouns.
  • Upcoming Dates: Your SVA test will be NEXT Tuesday. There will be a quiz on the indefinite pronouns THIS Friday.

Wednesday, September 28th

  • Grade last night’s homework (28 point silver)
  • Review indefinite pronouns by playing Kahoot! and going through the memory tricks.
  • Continue SVA: Today, we discussed compound subjects and how to make them agree with verbs.
  • Notes: subject-verb-agreement_2016 *Look at slides 13-16 for today’s notes.
  • Homework: Complete the following worksheet fully: 2016-indef-and-compound-practice *Just do the side on compound subjects.
  • Upcoming Dates: Your SVA test will be NEXT Tuesday. There will be a quiz on the indefinite pronouns THIS Friday.

Thursday, September 29th

  • Grade last night’s homework
  • Finish up SVA: Today, we discussed collective nouns and other problems in agreement.
  • Notes: subject-verb-agreement_2016 *Look at slides 17-end for today’s notes.
  • Homework: Complete the worksheet fully: 2016-sva-other-problems-practice
  • Upcoming Dates: Your SVA test will be NEXT Tuesday. There will be a quiz on the indefinite pronouns THIS Friday.

Friday, September 30th

Friday’s Homework: Take this pretest!

Take SVA pre-test by MONDAY:

Click on this link to take the pre-test about nouns, pronouns, verbs, and prepositions to show what you already know about these parts of speech. Carefully consider each question, read all of the answer choices, and–if you don’t know an answer–do your best to make an educated guess.

https://goo.gl/forms/Mr9uGQX3ERApJxn62

Do not get any help from anyone. This is a completion (bronze) grade.

September 19-23

Monday, September 19th

  • Review project guidelines and expectations.
  • Students will begin sketching on final drafts of projects.
  • Homework: Projects are due end of class tomorrow. Dress-up day Friday. See post below.

Tuesday, September 20th

  • Review project guidelines and expectations.
  • Students will work to finish their projects.
  • Homework: Dress-up day Friday. See below.

Wednesday, September 21st

  • Present projects to the class.
  • Begin film, The Outsiders.
  • Homework: Dress-up day Friday!

Thursday, September 22nd

  • Continue watching the film.
  • Homework: Dress-up day Friday!

Friday, September 23rd

  • Finish film.
  • Complete Writer’s Notebook entry:List two specific ways the novel was adapted for the film. These may be differences or similarities between the book and movie. You may focus on character or plot. Then, explain what you think of these adaptations. Do you think the film captures those parts or characters well, or do you think they should have been done differently? Be specific in your explanations.
  • Show off Greaser/Soc “looks”.
  • Homework: 
    • Take SVA pre-test by MONDAY:

    Click on this link to take the pre-test about nouns, pronouns, verbs, and prepositions to show what you already know about these parts of speech. Carefully consider each question, read all of the answer choices, and–if you don’t know an answer–do your best to make an educated guess.

    https://goo.gl/forms/Mr9uGQX3ERApJxn62

 

Special Announcement: Dress like a SOC or GREASER

When? Friday, September 23, 2016

Come to school dressed like a Soc or a greaser! Both Mrs. Acton and Mrs. Hutchings’ classes will participate. You must be in dress code (so no hats or switchblades or heaters) and be easily identifiable as either a Soc or a greaser. Costumes that are good will get a prize 🙂

Dress like a SOCIAL.

Gals, think pleated skirts, button up cardigans, headbands, Keds, full skirts with belts at the waist, and pearls. Think a “clean” or “fresh” look for makeup. Guys, think khaki pants or dress slacks, loafers, sweater vests, button up shirts, letterman jackets, blazers, and bow ties.

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Dress like a GREASER.

Gals, think blue jeans, jean jackets, leather jackets, white t-shirts, Converse or black ankle boots. Think heavy black eye liner and bright red lipstick. Guys, think blue jeans, jean jackets, leather jackets, white t-shirts, Converse or black work boots. Think hair slicked back with gel/pomade (dear, lord, not baby oil).

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September 12-16th

Monday, September 12th

  • Turn in passage analysis and gold graffiti assignment if needed.
  • Return graded assignments.
  • Plan out writing assignment by creating a chart: scan0008 (Use sticky notes to write out explanations.)
  • Instructions/ Rubric for writing assignment: theoutsiderswritingaboutthematicideas
  • Homework= Chart is due tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 13th

  • Review explanations  and human condition statements: explanation-and-human-condition-tips Revise if needed.
  • Work on rough drafts.
  • Example context + quote: context-and-quote-example
  • Instructions/Rubric for writing assignment: theoutsiderswritingaboutthematicideas
  • Order of Paragraph: paragraph-order
  • Homework: Rough draft is due tomorrow. We go to the media center tomorrow to check out sacred reading novels.

Wednesday, September 14th

  • We peer reviewed rough drafts. If you were absent, you do not have to make this up. The purpose was to make sure you are not missing anything in your paper. If you would like to swing by my room in the morning and let me check yours, that is fine.
  • Work on final drafts. See requirements below.
  • Final Draft Requirements:
    • Write in blue/black ink only.
    • Write on the front side of paper only. It is okay to use multiple sheets.
    • In your first sentence, highlight the thematic idea.
    • In your last sentence, highlight the human condition statement.
    • Put your MLA heading in the top left corner. The title is, Thematic Idea in The Outsiders
  • You will turn in tomorrow:
    • Rubric with name on it
    • Final draft
    • Chart
  • We also went to the media center today to check out sacred reading novels.
  • Homework: Final drafts due tomorrow!

Thursday, September 15th

  • Turn in final drafts.
  • Break into groups for project.
  • Go over project guidelines: outsiderspost-mortemproject
  • Example ACE writing for Randy: randyexamplepm
  • Complete plan with group.
  • Homework: Be thinking of supplies to bring for project.

Friday, September 16th

  • Finishing planning.
  • Instructions for final project: outsiderspost-mortemproject
  • Example ACE writing for Randy: randyexamplepm
  • Get plan approved by Mr. Parsons.
  • Begin working on final draft on bulletin paper.
  • Homework: Bring anything else you needed for paper to class Monday. 

September 5-9th

Monday, September 5th

  • No school in observance of Labor Day

Tuesday, September 6th

  • Get papers back. *If you would like to redo a passage from the passage analysis, write it on a clean sheet of paper and turn in tomorrow.
  • Take quiz on chapters 7-10.
  • Discuss the death scenes in chapters 9-10, and respond in Writer’s Notebook: Which character, or both, died gallant? Explain your reasoning.
  • Read chapter 11, and annotate Bob’s picture, Randy’s visit, and who Pony says killed Bob.
  • Homework: 
    • Finish reading chapter 11. Read chapter 12, and annotate the hearing, the broken bottle/glass, Soda in the middle, and how Pony writes his essay (and how it connects to the first page of the book).
    • Note: We take the ASPIRE interim assessment tomorrow.
    • Ch. 11-12 quiz on Friday.

Wednesday, September 7th

  • Take the ASPIRE interim assessment.
  • Homework: Finish reading chapter 11. Read chapter 12, and annotate the hearing, the broken bottle/glass, Soda in the middle, and how Pony writes his essay (and how it connects to the first page of the book). Ch. 11-12 quiz on Friday. The very last day to turn in book orders is tomorrow.

Thursday, September 8th

  • Discuss the ending of the book.
  • Participate in stations to review the last couple of chapters of the novel. If you were absent, you will need to make up the passage analysis: 2016thematicideastoch9-12-docx
  • Homework: Chapters 11-12 quiz is tomorrow.

Friday, September 9th