Week 8

5.08.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Quick review of Rumble Fish to this point.
  3. Rumble Fish, Chapter 8.
  4. Continue working on responses to “Middle Schoolers” article.  Here are some ideas to think about; you already responded to the first one last week:
  • Which truth is the most important?  Why?
  • Does this advice apply to you in any way?  To a friend.  Explain.
  • Which of the ideas do you think is the least important, or least helpful?  Explain.
  • Pretend you are friends with Rusty-James.  Which truth do you think would help him the most?  Explain why.

5.09.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Rumble Fish. Read Chapter 9.  Read Chapter 10, up to the line, “He didn’t know anything about women.”
  3. Write 5 practice quiz questions/answers/with citations for today’s reading.  Due at the end of the period for a grade.
  4. Finish the responses from yesterday if necessary.

5.10.17

  1. Independent reading.  If you were absent yesterday, use this time to get caught up in Rumble Fish.
  2. Class reading, Rumble Fish. Chapters 10-12.  We’re finishing the book today!
  3.     5.10.17 Rumble Fish Responses
    Front of J2
    *What did you think of the book?*How is Rusty-James similar to the Motorcycle Boy at the end of the book? How is he different?*Why is the river an important part of the book? What does it represent?*Why did she call the book Rumble Fish? How is this idea an important one in the book?

5.11.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Make a tip sheet for the quiz tomorrow.  The tip sheet should cover Chapters 8-12. You will turn this in at the end of the period.
  3. Quotation Interpretation 5.11.17.  Respond to the following quotation:

You still have a lot of time to make yourself be what you want.

S. E. Hinton

Follow instructions for previous Quotation Interpretations, except you will turn this one in at the end of the period.

 

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Week 7

5.01.17

1. Independent reading
2. Read Chapter 5 in Rumble Fish.
3. Write down five practice quiz questions/answers/citations for today’s reading. This is due at the end of the period for a grade.
4. If you finish early, read independently.

5.02.17
1. Independent reading
2. Read Chapter 6 in Rumble Fish.
3. Write down five practice quiz questions/answers/citations for today’s reading. This is due at the end of the period for a grade.
4. If you finish early, read independently.
5. If you were absent Monday, do the same thing for Chapter 5.

5.03.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Get caught up with any of the reading/work from Monday and Tuesday if necessary.
  3. Read Chapter 7 in Rumble Fish.
  4. In the front of Journal 2, write this down:

10 Truths Middle Schoolers Should Know

Response 5.03.17—5.05.17

Which of these truths do you think is the most important? Why?  (You will answer this question after reading the article.)

5. Imagine yourself 15 years in the future. Then, in the front of Journal 2, answer the following question: What advice would you give to a middle schooler about this time in their lives?

6. Then read the article, “10 Truths Middle Schoolers Should Know.”  When you finish, respond to the question you wrote earlier.

5.04.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Finish any reading on Rumble Fish from this week if you have been out.
  3. Make a tip sheet for the quiz tomorrow.  This should cover chapters 5-7.  This will be due at the end of the period.
  4. Continue working on response to the article from Wednesday.

5.05.17

  1. Independent reading.
  2. You’ll have 15 minutes to finish your tip sheet if necessary.
  3. Rumble Fish Quiz Chapters 5-7
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Week 6

4.24.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Intro to S.E. Hinton and Rumble Fish
  3. Put these notes in the back of Journal 1:

Rumble Fish Notes 4.24.17
Author: S.E. Hinton (Susan Eloise Hinton)
The Outsiders 1967
Rumble Fish 1975
“Easiest to read, but the hardest to understand.”
Rusty-James
Steve Hays
Why would she use initials instead of her name?

4. Read Chapter 1 in Rumble Fish

5. Continue with Star Wars/Archetype work.

 4.25.17
1. Independent reading.
2. Read Chapter 2 in Rumble Fish independently.
3. Answer the following questions in the back of Journal 1:
What do we learn about Rusty-James in this chapter?
How does Rusty-James describe Steve?  Write 3-4 sentences for each response.
4. Respond to the Quotation Interpretation in the front of Journal 2.

 4.26.17

1. Independent reading
2. Read Chapter 3 in Rumble Fish independently.
3. In the back of Journal 1, write down the 4 most important ideas from this chapter.
4. Finish responding to the Quotation Interpretation from yesterday.

4.27.17

1. Independent reading
2. Read Chapter 4 in Rumble Fish independently.
3. On a clean piece of paper, make a cheat sheet for tomorrow’s quiz. You can include anything from chapters 1-4. You will turn this in at the end of the period for a grade, and I’ll return it tomorrow for the quiz.

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Week 5

Week 4 and the first two days of this week were testing.

4.19.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Chew on This, 253-258
  3. Ideas to consider, back of Journal 1:

What does the author think Congress should do, regarding fast food companies?

According to the author, what is the easiest way to make real change?

How are some fast food restaurants different from the “typical” chains?

4. Begin work on “The Force Awakens”—The Archetypal Journey of the Hero.  Put this work on a clean piece of paper.  If you miss this, you will have to figure out a 7th period to come in and see the slideshow.  We’ll work on this for a few days, and then turn it in for a grade.

 

2.20.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Chew on This, 259-264.  This will finish the book!
  3. Briefly discuss what an “afterword” is.
  4. Write down the 5 most important ideas from today’s reading in the back of Journal 1.
  5. Continue working on the archetype/Force Awakens assignment.

2.21.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Quiz,  Chew on This.
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Week 3

4.03.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Chew on This, 223-229.
  3. As you read, respond to these Aspire-type questions, in the back of Journal 1:

a. According to the text, what are two possible reasons for the increase in gastric bypass operations?
b. According to the text, what are some risks of gastric bypass surgery?
c. Some doctors won’t perform the surgery on teens. Why not?
d. Why did the writer include the information in the paragraph at the top of page 228?

4. Quotation Interpretations 4.03.17, front of Journal 2.  Think and write about the following in relation to these two quotes:

  • How does each quote relate to you?
  • What are some connections you can make between these two quotes?

Quotation Interpretations 4.03.17

Your first 10000 photographs are your worst.
Henry Cartier-Bresson
Books were my pass to personal freedom. I learned to read at age three, and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi.
Oprah Winfrey

 

4.04.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Finish all work from yesterday, if necessary.
  3. Chew on This, 229-233.
  4. In the back of Journal 1, write down the four most important ideas from today’s reading.  Do this after you read the pages.
  5. Begin new TP-CASTT, in the front of Journal 1.  Today, just do Title.  Predict what you think the poem will be about, based only on the title.  This poem is called “Nothing Gold Can Stay.”
  6. Info about the TP-CASTT process can be found here: http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/ngerhart/tp-casst/

4.06.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Get caught up on all reading and work from Monday and Tuesday.
  3. Chew on This, 246-253
  4. Write 4 practice quiz questions/answers/with citations for today’s reading.  Due at the end of class.
  5. Continue working on TP-CASTT for “Nothing Gold Can Stay.”  Today, try to finish:
  • Title
  • Paraphrase
  • Connotation
  • Attitude/Tone

4.07.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Quiz   Chew on This
  3. Continue work on TP-CASTT for “Nothing Gold Can Stay.”

 

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Week 2

3.20.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Chew on This, 198-201.
  3. Finish up Coraline/Archetype work.  You should have the following for each section:
  • Characteristics of the Heroine: 8-9 examples from Coraline
  • Archetypal Setting Elements: 9-10 examples from Coraline
  • Archetypal Characters: 6-7 examples from Coraline
  • Common Archetypal Journey Patterns: 2-3 that apply to Coraline

4. This will be due at the end of the period today, for a gold grade.  Update: a lot of you needed more time.  So, you can work on this tomorrow for a few minutes, and it will be due at the end of class.

 

3.21.17

  1. Independent reading.
  2. Finish and turn in the Coraline/Archetype work from yesterday, if necessary.
  3. Chew on This, 202-210.
  4. Begin work on “Hero’s Journey/Stages of the Adventure.”  We’ll be using Coraline as our example.  First watch this video: Hero’s Journey

Then, start thinking about how each stage applies in Coraline.  For example:  1. Status quo: Coraline explores her house, and she is bored.

Today, we will get through stages 1-7 (Status Quo–Crisis).

The stages can be found here: http://podcasts.shelbyed.k12.al.us/ngerhart/heros-journey/

 

3.22.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Finish up “Hero’s Journey/Stages of the Adventure” work from yesterday.  Today we will write about stages 8-13 (Treasure–Status Quo).  Keep this work in your journal for now.
  3. Briefly discuss reading in Chew on This from yesterday.
  4. Read pages 211-223 in Chew on This.

3.23.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. This week, we read three sections of Chew on This :
    pages 198-201
    pages 202-210
    pages 211-223
  3. Today, for each section, do this:
    a. Write 2 practice quiz questions, answers, with citations.
    b. Write down the 3 most important ideas from each section.So, you should have 5 items for each section, 15 total.This will be due at the end of the period for a silver grade.
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4th Nine Weeks

Week 1

3.13.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Chew on This, 169-174.
  3. Begin new TP-CASTT, “Autobiography in Five Short Chapters.”  Do this in the back of Journal 1.  Today, try to complete:
  • Title
  • Connotation
  • Attitude/Tone

Autobiography in Five Short Chapters

3.14.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Chew on This, 175-182.
  3. Continue work on TP-CASTT.  Today, try to finish the work from yesterday, and complete:
  • Shifts
  • Title

4. Begin Coraline/Archetype work.  Begin this on a clean sheet in your journal.  You will turn this in on Friday.  You will be looking for archetypal connections with Coraline, under the following categories: Characteristics of the Heroine, Archetypal Setting Elements, Archetypal Characters, Common Archetypal Journey Patterns.  You will have several days to work on this.

3.15.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Chew on This, 182-191.
  3. For today’s reading, write 5 possible quiz questions/answers/with citations.  This is due at the end of the period for a grade.
  4. Continue working on Coraline/Archetype assignment from yesterday.

3.16.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Chew on This, 192-198.
  3. Make a tip sheet for tomorrow’s quiz.  The quiz will cover pages 169-198 in Chew on This.
  4. If you finish this, continue with Coraline/Archetype work.

3.17.17

  1. Independent reading.
  2. Chew on This Quiz
  3. If you have time after the quiz, continue with Coraline/ Archetype work.
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Week 10

3.06.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Class reading, Coraline, 127-137.
  3. Chew on This, 163-169.  Read independently.
  4. Short video about water and beef: https://vimeo.com/93865589

3.07.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Finish Coraline, 139-162.
  3. Get caught up on any missed reading.
  4. Quotation Interpretation 3.07.17, front of J2.

3.08.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Benchmark.  Open book.

3.09.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Watch Coraline movie…look for changes, especially the ending.

 

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Week 9

2.27.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Read Coraline, 89-103.  Write 5 possible quiz questions/answers/with citations for these pages.
  3. Read Chew on This, 128-139. Write 5 possible quiz questions/answers/with citations for these pages.
  4. Turn in written work at the end of the period.

2.28.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Read Coraline, 105-114.  Write 5 possible quiz questions/answers/with citations for these pages.
  3. Read Chew on This, 139-150. Write 5 possible quiz questions/answers/with citations for these pages.
  4. Turn in written work at the end of the period.

3.01.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Read Coraline, 115-126.  Write 5 possible quiz questions/answers/with citations for these pages.
  3. Read Chew on This, 150-155. Write 5 possible quiz questions/answers/with citations for these pages.
  4. Turn in written work at the end of the period.

3.02.17

  1. Independent reading.
  2. Get caught up on any reading from the past three days.
  3. Make a tip sheet over the reading from this week.  You can use ideas from all the questions you wrote each day.
  4. Turn in your classwork from the last three days for credit.
  5. Bring your tip sheet for the test tomorrow.

3.03.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. CoralineChew on This Test
  3. Watch first 10 minutes of the Coraline movie.  Important differences.

 

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Week 8

2.21.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Class Reading, Coraline, 67-80.
  3. Chew on This, 121-124
  4. Notes for  today’s reading, back of J1.

2.22.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Class reading, Coraline, 81-87
  3. Chew on This, 54, 56-61.
  4. Notes for today’s reading, back of J1.
  5. Two videos of “Still I Rise”:

Maya Angelou

Serena Williams

6. Continue TP-CASTT of “Still I Rise”, front of J1.  Today, write about Attitude/Tone.

 

2.23.17

  1. Independent reading
  2.  Get caught up on reading: Coraline 67-87
    Chew on This: 54, 56-61, 121-124
    3. Notes for reading, back of J1.  Make sure this is updated for the quiz tomorrow.  Bring both journals for the quiz.
    4. Quotation Interpretation 2.23.17, front of J2.
    5. TP-CASTT: Attitude/Tone, Shifts, Title. Front of J1.

6. “Still I Rise”

Nicki Minaj

 

2.24.17

  1. Independent reading
  2. Coraline/Chew on This Quiz.  Open notes.
  3. Start reading/responding to this article:

Talking to our Devices

Respond in the back of J1.  We’ll finish this on Monday.

 

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