Welcome Back!

Tuesday, August 9th

  • Get to know your new ELA teacher, classmates, and classroom.
  • Discuss classroom syllabus (Acton 2016-2017 syllabus).
  • Exit Slip: On an index card, tell me anything you want me to know about you as we begin the new year.
  • Homework:
    • Signed syllabus is due Thursday.
    • Supplies are due Monday, 8/15 for bonus points.
    • Code of Conduct quiz is Friday.
    • S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders is due Friday, 8/19. See page about class novels for more info.

Wednesday, August 10th

  • Read and annotate the poem, “Where I’m From.”
  • Discuss and annotate major points in this year’s Code of Conduct.
  • Homework:
    • Fill in blanks in “Where I’m From” activity.
    • Signed syllabus is due Thursday.
    • Supplies are due Monday, 8/15 for bonus points.
    • Code of Conduct quiz is Friday.
    • S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders is due Friday, 8/19. See page about class novels for more info.

Thursday, August 11th

  • Write final draft of “Where I’m From” poem.
    • Write on colored paper.
    • Write in ink (marker or pen).
    • Write poem neatly on paper.
    • Draw one symbolic image or illustration representative of your poem.
    • Write name and class period on the back.
    • Turn in to the tray.
  • Review Code of Conduct for tomorrow’s quiz.
  • Homework:
    • Final draft of poem is due tomorrow.
    • Supplies are due Monday, 8/15 for bonus points.
    • Code of Conduct quiz is Friday.
    • S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders is due Friday, 8/19. See page about class novels for more info.

Friday, August 12th

  • Take Code of Conduct quiz.
  • Complete reading inventory.
  • Share poems if time allows, and turn in final drafts.
  • Homework:
    • Supplies are due Monday, 8/15 for bonus points.
    • S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders is due Friday, 8/19. See page about class novels for more info.