• Daily Agenda
     
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    Week 1: Introduction to A Long Way Gone, Vocabulary, Close Reading Strategies
     
    Monday, January 7, 2019
    Objective: Students will be able to build background knowledge in order to 
    understand the context and culture of complex non-fiction.
                   Class:           New seats
                                        Introduction to A Long Way Gone PPT
                                        Armchair travel: Video 1 Video 2
                                        Check out books
                                        New Vocabulary: List 1
                   HW:              Make Vocabulary flashcards
                                        Study
                
    Tuesday, January 8, 2019
    Objective: Students will be able to read and understand complex, informational text 
    BY: 1) working in centers, 2) utilizing annotation strategies, 3) collaborating in small 
    groups.
                   Class:            Bellwork: Read History of War in Sierra Leone
                                                         Turn in homework
                                         Review: Vocabulary, culture, geography
                                         3 Classrooms:
                                                 Station 1: Vocabulary
                                                 Station 2: Reverse Outlining (Main Ideas)
                                                 Station 3: Key Ideas and Details
                                         Review
                                         Read pp. 1-8 of A Long Way Gone
                   HW:               Study Vocabulary
     
    Wednesday, January 9, 2019
    Objective: Students will be able to build reading stamina and fluency BY: reading
    silently and independently for 20 minutes from a book of their choice.
                   Class:            Pep talk: The Science of Reading
                                         20 min SSR
                                         Dear Buzan: Post reading reflection
                   HW:               Study Vocabulary 
                                         Quiz tomorrow
     
     
    Thursday, January 10, 2019
    Objective: Students will be able to read and understand complex literary non-fiction 
    BY: 1) reading as a class and independently and 2) reviewing vocabulary.
                   Class:            Study Vocabulary
                                         Practice Quiz: Vocabulary
                                         Chapter 1: A Long Way Gone
                                         Start homework reading
                   HW:               Read Chapters 2 and 3
                                         Study Vocabulary 
                                         Quiz tomorrow
     
    Friday, January 11, 2019
    Objective:
                   Class:
                   HW:
     
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    Week 2: A Long Way Gone, Vocabulary, Close Reading Stratgies
     
    Monday, January 14, 2019
    Objective: Students will be able to
                   Class:           
                   HW:              Make Vocabulary flashcards
                                        Study
                
    Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    Objective: Students will be able to read and understand complex, informational text 
    BY: 1) working in centers, 2) utilizing annotation strategies, 3) collaborating in small 
    groups.
                   Class:            Bellwork: Read
                                         Review: Vocabulary
                                         CENTERS
                                         Review
                   HW:               Study Vocabulary
     
    Wednesday, January 16, 2019
    Objective: Students will be able to build reading stamina and fluency BY: reading
    silently and independently for 20 minutes from a book of their choice.
                   Class:            Mini Lesson: Intro. to Sentence Diagramming
                                         20 min SSR
                   HW:               Study Vocabulary 
                                         Quiz tomorrow
     
    Thursday, January 17, 2019
    Objective: Students will be able to read and understand complex non-fiction by 
    reading with a partner and completing a quiz.
                   Class:            Read Chapter 9 
                                         Chapter 9 Quiz
                   HW:               Study Vocabulary 
                                         Finish reading as necessary
     
    Friday, January 18, 2019
    Objective: Students will be able to read and understand complex non-fiction by 
    reading with a partner and completing a quiz.
                   Class:            Read Chapter 10 
                                         Chapter 10 Quiz
                   HW:               Study Vocabulary 
                                         Finish reading as necessary
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    Week 3: A Long Way Gone, Vocabulary, Close Reading Strategies
     
    Monday, January 21: Happy MLK day!
     
    Tuesday, January 22
    Objective: Students will be able to complete and organzied written response
    in formal essay structure.
                 Class:       Introduction to timed writing
                                  Choose 1 of 6 prompts
                                  Brainstorm and plan
                 HW:          Study Vocabulary
     
    Wednesday, January 23
    Objective: Students will be able to complete and organzied written response
    in formal essay structure.
                 Class:       Draft and write
                                  Write, write, write
                 HW:          Study Vocabulary
     
    Thursday, January 24
    Objective: Students will be able to read and understand complex non-fiction
    by reading and taking a quiz.
                 Class:       10 minutes to finish and submit essays
                                  Practice with sentence diagramming
                                  Read Chapter 11
                 HW:          Study vocabulary
     
    Friday, January 25
    Objective: Students will be able to read and understand complex non-fiction
    by reading and taking a quiz.
                 Class:       Chapter 11 Reading Quiz
                                  Read Chapter 12
                                  Chapter 12 Sensory Supplements
                                  Play-Doh symbols
                 HW:          Study vocabulary
     
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    Week 4: A Long Way Gone, Vocabulary, Close Reading Strategies
     
    Monday, January 28
    Objective: Students will be able to read and understand complex non-fiction
    by reading and taking a quiz.
                 Class:       Chapter 12 Reading Quiz
                                  Vocabulary Flashcards
                                  Vocabulary Lists 2 and 3 PPTs
                 HW:          Study vocabulary
     
    Tuesday, January 29
    Objective: Students will be able to strengthen their reading analysis by annotating
    a passage for inferences, main ideas, details, and vocabulary.
                Class:         CENTERS: Chapter 12 Analysis
                                   Review Vocabulary
                HW:            Study Vocabulary 
     
    Wednesday, January 30
    Objective: Students will be able to improve their reading fluency and stamina
    by reading silently for twenty minutes.
                 Class:        SSR
                                   Practice Reading Aloud
                 HW:           Study Vocabulary
     
    Thursday, January 31
    Objective: Students will be able to demonstrate progress in vocabulary and 
    inferences by taking a Lexile Reading Exams.
                 HW:            Lexile Benchmark testing: ReadTheory.org
                                    Timed Creative Writing Prompts
                 Class:         Study vocabulary 
     
    Friday, February 2
    Objective: Students will be able to analyze language by 1) diagramming sentences
    2) analyzing direct quotes, 3) reading alone and with a partner.
                 Class:          Sentence Diagramming Review and Practice
                                     Dialectical Journals: Quote, Significance, Inference
                                     Read Ch 13 with a partner
                                     Read Ch 14 alone
                 HW:             Read Ch 15, study vocabulary
     
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    Week 5: Finish A Long Way Gone
     
    Monday, February 4
    Objective: Students will be able to analyze language by 1) diagramming sentences
    2) analyzing direct quotes, 3) partcipating in a graded discussion.
                 Class:       Chapter 16
                                  Sentence Diagramming: Practice with Objects
                                  DOK Chucks of 4: Sentences, Quiz, Discussion, Essay
                 HW:          None tonight
     
    Tuesday, February 5
    Objective: Students will be able to analyze language by 1) diagramming sentences
    2) analyzing direct quotes, 3) partcipating in a graded discussion.
                 Class:       Finish yesterday's assignment
                                  Read Chapter 17
                 HW:          Study! Big test Friday!
     
    Wednesday, February 6: SNOW DAY
     
     
    Thursday, February 7
    Objective: Students will be able to analyze language by 1) diagramming sentences
    2) analyzing direct quotes.
                 Class:       Grammar: Sentence Diagramming
                                  Read Chapter 18
                 HW:          Study! Finish Chapter 18
     
     
    Friday, February 8:
    Objective: Students will be able to read and understand non-fiction by reading in class 
    and watching an interview with the author.
                 Class:       Vocabulary Test Practice run
                                  Vocabulary Test
                                  Short video: Interview with Ishmael Beah
                                  Read Chapter 19
                 HW:          Finish the book.
     
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    Week 6: A Long Way Gone Final Project
     
    Monday, February 11:
    Objective: Students will be able to engage in authentic, collaborative research and 
    problem-solving by working with a small group to advocate for children of war.
                 Class:       New groups
                                  Read and analyze the PROJECT DIRECTIONS 
                                  Work with group members to set a plan
                                  Begin researching and delegating tasks
                                  Start witht these websites; explore many more:
                                           https://childsoldiersworldindex.org/
                                           https://www.unicef.org
                                           https://www.warchild.org.uk/
                                           https://www.childsoldiers.org/
                 HW:          Your research, poster, and artifact are due Friday.
     
    Tuesday-Thursday, February 12-14:
    Objective: Students will be able to engage in authentic, collaborative research and 
    problem-solving by working with a small group to advocate for children of war.
                 Class:       ALWG Final Project
                 HW:          Your research, poster, and artifact are due Friday.
     
    Friday, February 15:
    Objective: Students will be able to engage in authentic, collaborative research and 
    problem-solving by working with a small group to advocate for children of war.
                 Class:       Presentations
                 HW:          Your research, poster, and artifact are due Friday.
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    Week 7: SAT/ACT Vocabulary
     
    Monday, February 18:
    Objective: Students will be able to build and utlizate their vocabulary by 1) taking notes, 
    2) completing practice exercises, and 3) teaching a friend.
                    Class:         Intro to Sadlier Unit #1
                                       Flashcards
                                       pp 20-28
                                       Review and practice with Sentence Diagramming
                    HW:            Study Grammar and vocabulary notes
     
    Tuesday, February 19:
    Objective: Students will be able to build and utlizate their vocabulary by 1) taking notes, 
    2) completing practice exercises, and 3) teaching a friend.
                    Class:         Intro to Sadlier Unit #1
                                       Flashcards
                                       pp 20-28
                                       Review and practice with Sentence Diagramming
                    HW:            Study Grammar and vocabulary notes
     
    Wednesday, February 20:
    Objective: Students will be able to improve their reading fluency and stamina
    by reading silently for twenty minutes.
                 Class:        SSR
                                   Practice Reading Aloud
                 HW:           Study Vocabulary
     
    Thursday, February 21:    SNOW DAY
     
    Friday, February 22:         SNOW DAY
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    Week 8: SAT/ACT Vocabulary, Rhetorical Essays
     
    Monday, February 25:
    Objective: Students will be able to write an effective, one-page, rhetorical essay 
    by: 1) using a graphic organizer as necessary, 2) working in a small or large group 
    (of choice) with one or more teachers, and 3) reviewing their work independently. 
                    Class:            Introduction to the One-Page Essay
                                          Prompt: What does it mean to be a CHS Panther?
                                          Exemplar: Mrs. Buzan's Brainstorm
                                          Try this: Brainstorming outline (not an essay outline)
                    HW:               Organize your ideas, begin drafting; essay due Friday
     
    Tuesday, February 26:
    Objective: Students will be able to write an effective, one-page, rhetorical essay 
    by: 1) using a graphic organizer as necessary, 2) working in a small or large group 
    (of choice) with one or more teachers, and 3) reviewing their work independently. 
                    Class:            Mini-lesson: review thesis, parallelism, hook, bridge, 
                                                              transitions, tone, and ethos, pathos, logos
                                          Turn brainstorm into an outline
                                          Select a tone from the word wall
                                          If time: begin drafting
                                          Exemplar: Mrs. Buzan's five essays
                    HW:               Organize your ideas, begin drafting; essay due Friday
     
    Wednesday, February 27:
    Objective: Students will be able to write an effective, one-page, rhetorical essay 
    by: 1) using a graphic organizer as necessary, 2) working in a small or large group 
    (of choice) with one or more teachers, and 3) reviewing their work independently. 
                    Class:           Finish drafting your essay
                                         Mini-lesson: editing vs. revising
                                         Exemplar: Mrs. Buzan's five essays
                    HW:              Final drafts due Friday
     
    Thursday, February 28:
    Objective: Students will be able to consider varied sentence structures and types by 
    learning about and practicing clauses.
                    Class:          Review sentence diagramming
                                        Grammar: Independent vs. Dependent Clauses
                                        Video
                                        Notes
                                        Subordinating conjunctions
                                        Practice and rote memorization
                    HW:             Study grammar notes; turn in final essay tomorrow
     
    Friday, March 1:
    Objective: Students will be able to build and utlizate their vocabulary by 1) drawing symbolic
    images, 2) talking with a peer and demonstrating in front of the class, 3) teaching a friend.
                    Class:         Submit essays
                                       Explain Everything Review:Independent and Dependent Clauses
                                       Cowboy Corner Presentations: Independent and Dependent Clauses
                                       Intro to Sadlier Unit #2: Pick 6
                    HW:            Study Grammar and vocabulary notes
     
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    Week 9: ECAPS, Grammar, Vocabulary
     
    Monday, March 4:      ECAPS with the counselors
     
    Tuesday, March 5:     ECAPS with the counselors
     
     
    Wednesday, March 5: Strange NASA Schedule today
    Objective: Students will be able to build new vocabulary by: 1)
                 Class:             Sadlier Vocabulary Unit 2: synonyms and definitions
                                        PPT of vocabulary images
                                        Review Subordinating Conjuntions: AWHITEBUS
                 HW:                Study Vocabulary: Test next week!
     
    Thursday, March 6
    Objective: Students will be able to build new vocabulary by: 1) working alone,
    2) working with multiple partners, 3) responding as a whole class.
                 Class:             Here's a copy of Next Week's Test!
                                        "Speed Dating" review
                                        Whole Class review
                                        Review concrete vs. abstract nouns
                                        If time: practice with clauses
                 HW:                Study Vocabulary: Test next week!
     
    Friday, March 7
    Objective: Students will be able to improve and metacognitively reflect on their 
    reading progress by participating in Lexile testing.
                 Class:             Lexile Testing
                 HW:                Study Vocabulary: Test next week!
     
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    Week 10: Rhetorical Essays, Vocabulary Testing
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    Week 11: March 11-15
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    March 18-22:         SPRING BREAK! GO GET SOME SUNSHINE!
     
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    Week 1: One-page essays (Fodder for Final Portfolios)
     
    Monday, March 25
    Objective: Students will be able to write a clear, creative, and effective essay.
                     Class:          Spring Break Reflection Essay (Intro, Body, Conclusion)
                                         Review Vocabulary and thesis statements
                     HW:             Study Vocabulary
     
    Tuesday, March 26
    Objective: Students will be able to build their vocabulary repertoire.
                     Class:          Sadlier Unit 3 Vocabulary
                                         Student study notes
                                         Expanded flashcards
                     HW:             Study Vocabulary
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    Week 2
     
    Monday, April 1:
    Objective: Students will be able to develop their vocabulary and language by:
    1) reviewing new vocabulary and 2) writing an essay.
                     Class:          Finish Friday's Identity Hero Essays
                                         Review Unit 3 Vocabulary with a partner
                                         Sadlier pp. 38 Vocabulary Inferencing in context
                     HW:             Study Vocabulary
     
    Tuesday, April 2: ACT School-wide testing: 15 min class periods
                     Class:          Choose 1 of the Creative Writing prompts below:
                                                - "And then the whales grew feet..."
                                                - You are a dog. Write about an interaction with a human.
                                                - Review your day:
                     HW:             Study Vocabulary
     
    Wednesday, April 3:
    Objective: Students will be able to prepare for Writer's Workshop by typing three 
    of their best essays in MLA format.
                     Class:          Front Lab: Type 3 essays
                                         Mini-mini-mini lesson: MLA formatting
                     HW:             Study Vocabulary
     
    Thursday, April 4:
    Objective: Students will be able to prepare for Writer's Workshop by 1) typing three 
    of their best essays in MLA format, 2) revising an essay in red pen, and 3) participating
    in writing conferences.
                     Class:          Front Lab: Type 3 essays
                                         Mini--mini lesson: Sensory details in writing
                     HW:             Study Vocabulary
     
    Friday, April 5:
    Objective: Students will be able to prepare for Writer's Workshop by 1) typing three 
    of their best essays in MLA format, 2) revising an essay in red pen, and 3) participating
    in writing conferences.
                     Class:          Front Lab: Type 3 essays
                                         Mini--mini lesson: Vocabulary and Figurative Language
                     HW:             Study Vocabulary
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    Week 3
     
    April 8-12
     
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    Week 4
     
    April 15-19
    3 prompts
    contest
     
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    Week 5
     
    Monday, April 22
    Objective: Students will be able to build their vocabulary repertoire.
                     Class:          Sadlier Unit 4 Vocabulary
                                         Notes
                                         Expanded flashcards
                     HW:             Study Vocabulary
     
    Tuesday, April 23
    Objective: Students will be able to read and understand Animal Farm by 1) reading as 
    a whole-class, 2) reading independently, 3) taking notes, 4) annotating a character's speech, 
                     Class:          Introduction to Animal Farm PPT
                                         Notes: Economy types
                                         Read Chapter 1
                                         Annotate Old Major's Speech
                     HW:             Study notes; Portfolios due May 20
     
    Wednesday, April 24
    Objective: Students will be able to prepare for their final writing capstone (Portfolio)
    by 1) sprawling out on the floor and organizing the chaos that is their life.
                     Class:          No desks-- spread and sprawl
                                         Review Portfolio Rubric
                                         Organize
                                         Q&A re: Portfolios
                     HW:             Study Vocabulary and notes, Portfolios due May 20
     
    Thursday, April 25
     
    Friday, April 26
     
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    Week 6
     
    Monday, April 29:
    Objective: Students will be able to read and understand Animal Farm by 1) reading as 
    a whole-class, 2) reading independently, 3) rhetorically analyzing a character's speech, 
    4) referring to notes on Economy Types
                     Class:          Animal Farm: Chapters 2 and 3
                                         Return to Old Major's Speech
                     HW:             Study notes; Portfolios due May 20
     
    Tuesday, April 30:
    Objective: Students will be able to aggressively progress through their final project 
    by 1) participating in a Writer's Workshop, 2) engaging with coaches as necessary.
                     Class:          Review notes and reading from yesterday
                                         Writer's/Portfolio Workshop
                      HW:             Study notes; Portfolios due May 20
     
    Wednesday, May 1:
    Objective: Students will be able to aggressively progress through their final project 
    by 1) participating in a Writer's Workshop, 2) engaging with coaches as necessary.
                     Class:          Return of graded essays and journals
                                         Writer's/Portfolio Workshop
                      HW:             Study notes; Portfolios due May 20
     
    Thursday, May 2:
    Objective: Students will be able to aggressively progress through their final project 
    by 1) participating in a Writer's Workshop, 2) engaging with coaches as necessary.
                     Class:          Informal Essay #9: Mind Control
                                         5 minutes to brianstorm
                                         38 minutes to draft
                                         7 minutes to organize portfolios
                      HW:            Study notes; Portfolios due May 20
     
    Friday, May 3: