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  • You are not required to purchase a copy of the book through the school. Feel free to order from Amazon, purchase a copy at a local book store, check out a copy from the school/public library, or borrow one from a friend/family member. You cannot share with someone who is currently in one of my ELA classes.
  • If there is some reason why you cannot get your own copy of the novel, let me know ASAP so we can figure out a plan. I can’t help you get a book if I don’t know you are having trouble getting one.
  • We will not start reading until after we finish the ACT Aspire Testing (April 10th), so don’t feel super rushed. However, you don’t want to wait too long and end up not having a book to bring to class.

ELA 8: March 20th – 24th

Monday

We started a new bell ringer this week on a clean sheet of paper. Check out the AEC Bell Ringer page for this week’s passage and questions.

I handed back students’ graded AEC Bell Ringer Final Drafts (15 pts) from last week. We discussed some common mistakes (contractions, quotation marks in the wrong place, personal pronouns, etc.) that I did not count off for last week BUT will count off for this week.

Finally, students had the remaining time in class to complete the Reading Guide Questions for the “Remembering Anne Frank” article from Friday.

Homework: If you did not finish your Anne Frank questions in class today, you can take it home tonight. Just make sure that you have your work turned in before the bell rings tomorrow.

Tuesday

All Classes:   If you didn’t turn in your Anne Frank questions before leaving class yesterday, you should have placed them in your class period’s drawer as you walked into class today.

1st Period:  Dr. Cound was unable to visit our class this morning, but he will be back on Thursday to complete your 4-year plan for high school.

We completed the second question for our AEC Bell Ringer passage for this week. We will do our peer review tomorrow instead of Thursday.

Finally, we began reading The Diary of Anne Frank (Literature Book, Page 854) out loud. Yes (gasp!) everyone is required to read out loud at some point during this unit. Today, we were able to read through all of Act 1, Scene 1 and part of Act 1, Scene 2. We will continue reading tomorrow.

4th – 6th Periods:  Dr. Cound came by our class to work on using a web-based program called Kuder to create a 4-year plan for high school. We will begin reading  The Diary of Anne Frank tomorrow.

Homework: None 🙂

Wednesday

1st Period:  Students chose one of their AEC Bell Ringer responses from the week to use as their focus response, the one that will be turned in for a grade. Students swapped papers with a partner and used the AEC Reminders & Grading Rubric handout to guide their feedback.

We continued reading The Diary of Anne Frank (Literature Book, Page 854) out loud. Yes (gasp!) everyone is required to read out loud at some point during this unit. Today, we almost finished Act 1, Scene 2.

Dr. Cound will be here tomorrow to help you with your 4-year Academic Plan for high school.

4th – 6th Periods: We completed the second question for our AEC Bell Ringer passage for this week. We will do our peer review tomorrow instead of Thursday.

Finally, we began reading The Diary of Anne Frank (Literature Book, Page 854) out loud. Yes (gasp!) everyone is required to read out loud at some point during this unit. Today, we were able to read through all of Act 1, Scene 1 and part of Act 1, Scene 2. We will continue reading tomorrow.

Homework: None 🙂

Thursday

1st Period: Dr. Cound came by our class to work on using a web-based program called Kuder to create a 4-year plan for high school. We will continue reading  The Diary of Anne Frank tomorrow.

4th – 6th Periods: Students chose one of their AEC Bell Ringer responses from the week to use as their focus response, the one that will be turned in for a grade. Students swapped papers with a partner and used the AEC Reminders & Grading Rubric handout to guide their feedback.

We continued reading The Diary of Anne Frank (Literature Book, Page 854) out loud. We almost made it through all of Act 1, Scene 2 today.

Homework: None 🙂

Friday 

All classes are caught up with each other. Yay!

Students had approximately 10 minutes to make any final changes to their focus AEC Bell Ringer and turn in their Final Draft (15 pts).

We finished reading The Diary of Anne Frank Act 1, Scene 2 today. Each class started in a slightly different place, but we all made it to the end. Some classes had a few extra minutes at the end of class to watch the 1959 film version of Act 1, Scenes 1 & 2.

Homework: None 😀 Have a FABULOUS Spring Break!!!

ADV 8: March 20th – 24th

Monday

We started a new bell ringer this week on a clean sheet of paper. Check out the AEC Bell Ringer page for this week’s passage and questions.

I handed back students’ graded AEC Bell Ringer Final Drafts (15 pts) from last week. We discussed some common mistakes (contractions, quotation marks in the wrong place, personal pronouns, etc.) that I did not count off for last week BUT will count off for this week.

Finally, students had the remaining time in class to complete the Reading Guide Questions for the “Remembering Anne Frank” article from Friday.

Homework: If you did not finish your Anne Frank questions in class today, you can take it home tonight. Just make sure that you have your work turned in before the bell rings tomorrow.

Tuesday

If you didn’t turn in your Anne Frank questions yesterday, you should have placed them in your class period’s drawer as you walked into class today.

Dr. Cound came by our class to work on using a web-based program called Kuder to create a 4-year plan for high school. We will begin reading  The Diary of Anne Frank tomorrow.

Homework: None 🙂

Wednesday

We completed the second question for our AEC Bell Ringer passage for this week. We will do our peer review tomorrow instead of Thursday.

Finally, we began reading The Diary of Anne Frank (Literature Book, Page 854) out loud. Yes (gasp!) everyone is required to read out loud at some point during this unit. Today, we were able to read through all of Act 1, Scene 1. We will continue reading tomorrow.

Homework: None 🙂

Thursday

Students chose one of their AEC Bell Ringer responses from the week to use as their focus response, the one that will be turned in for a grade. Students swapped papers with a partner and used the AEC Reminders & Grading Rubric handout to guide their feedback.

We continued reading The Diary of Anne Frank (Literature Book, Page 854) out loud. We almost made it through all of Act 1, Scene 2 today.

Homework: None 🙂

Friday 

Students had approximately 10 minutes to make any final changes to their focus AEC Bell Ringer and turn in their Final Draft (15 pts).

We finished reading The Diary of Anne Frank Act 1, Scene 2 today. We had a few extra minutes at the end of class to watch the 1959 film version of Act 1, Scenes 1 & 2.

Homework: None 😀 Have a FABULOUS Spring Break!!!