Weekly outline

  • September 4-7, 2018

    Tues., Sept. 4  General teacher introduction, pass out planners and Shakespeare folders, and introduce Relationship Builder game.  All students will share on Thursday.  The activity is worth 25 points. Download Chegg app if time permits.

    Wed., Sept. 5     Review classroom expectations and Relationship Builder game.  Assign letter to teacher due Friday- 25 points.

    Thurs., Sept. 6    Student participaton in Relationship Buider game.

    Fri, Sept. 7   Introduce vocabulary words from The Pigman.  Introduce young adult novel The Pigman.  








  • September 10-14, 2018

    Mon., Sept. 10

    Assign Unit #1 of Spelling City-  six activities and test due on Thursday.  Using the Chegg app, introduce vocabulary words from The Pigman.  Introduce author Paul Zindel and the novel The Pigman.

    Tues., Sept. 11

    Introduce T/TH vocab work.  Review first 10 vocabulary words from The Pigman.  Assign chapters 1-3 for Wednesday.  Letters to the teacher due.

    Wed. Sept. 12

     Review first 10 vocabulary words from The Pigman.  Discuss chapters 1-3.  Assign chapters 4& 5 for Friday.

    Thurs., Sept. 13

    Spelling is due.  Introduce first Article of the Week due Wed., September 20.

    Fri., Sept. 14

    Review all vocabulary words from The Pigman.  Discuss chapters 4 & 5 from The Pigman.  Assign chapter 6 & 7 for Monday.  

    • September 17-21, 2018

      Mon., Sept. 17

      Continue working on AoW due on Wednesday.  Review vocab words from The Pigman.  Discuss chapters 4-6 of The Pigman.  Assign chap. 7 for Tuesday.

      Tues., Sept. 18

      Review all vocabulary words from The Pigman.  Take quiz on The Pigman.  Take Star Reading test.  Assign chapter 8 for Wednesday.

      Wed., Sept. 19  

      AoW due.  Review vocab words. Discuss chapter 8.  Assign chapters 9 and 10 for Thursday.

      Thurs., Sept. 20

      Discuss chapters 9 and 10 from the Pigman.  Assign chapters 11 and 12 for Friday.  

      Fri., Sept. 21

      Read biography of author Paul Zindel.  Take quiz on The Pigman.  Assign chapters 13, 14, and 15 for Monday.




       

      • Sept. 24-28, 2018

        Mon., Sept. 24    Assign unit #3/3B in spelling due Thursday. Review Pigman vocab. Remind students of AoW due Thursday.  Discuss chapter 12 of The Pigman and assign chapters 13 & 14 for Tuesday.

        Tues., Sept. 25   Review vocabulary from The Pigman.  Discuss the ending of The Pigman and read Paul Zindel biography.

        Wed., Sept. 26    100 point test on The Pigman including vocab words from the novel.

        Thurs., Sept. 27    Spelling due.  AoW due.  Introduce the play Our Town and begin reading together out loud in class.

        Fri., Sept. 28      Continue reading Our Town Act I out loud in class.  





        • Oct. 1-5, 2018

          Mon., Oct. 1    Assign unit #4/4B in spelling due Thursday.  Remind student AoW's are due Wednesday. Review background information for the play Our Town.  Continue reading Act One out loud together in class.

          Tues., Oct. 2    Finish reading Act One and quiz.  Begin reading Act Two.

          Wed., Oct. 3    AoW's due.  Continue reading Act Two of Our Town.

          Thurs., Oct. 4  Spelling due.  Finish reading Act Two and quiz.  Begin reading Act Three.

          Fri., Oct. 5   Finish reading Act Three and test, if time permits.

          • Oct. 8-12, 2018

            Mon., Oct. 8    Unit 5/5B assigned in spelling.  Assign proofreading exercise due Wednesday.  Begin reading Act III of Our Town together in class.                   

            Tues., Oct. 9   Have students set up Flipboard on their iPads.  Finish reading Act III of Our Town.  Take 100 point test on Our Town.

            Wed., Oct. 10    Go over proofreading quiz.  Show Act III of Our Town.

            Thurs., Oct. 11   Introduce short story structure.  Assign the short story "Raymond's Run" p. 3 in orange literature book.

            Fri., Oct. 12     Review short story structure.  Discuss "Raymond's Run."  Assign "Broken Chain" p. 29.

            • Oct. 15-17, 2018

              Mon., Oct. 15    No AoW or spelling because of short week. Take quiz on "Raymond's Run" and "Broken Chain."  Assign "The Moustache" p. 138 for Tuesday.

              Tues., Oct. 16    Review short story structure.  Discuss "The Moustache."  Assign "The Medicine Bag" p.119 for Wednesday.

              Wed. Oct. 17      Take quiz on "The Medicine Bag."  Read "The Treasure of Lemon Brown" p. 92 together in class.

              • Oct. 22-26, 2018

                Mon., Oct. 22    Assign unit 6/6B in spelling due Thursday.  Review AoW requirements, read sample, and assign AoW (Sioux Indians) due Wednesday, Oct. 31.  Introduce the concept of IQ.  Begin reading "Flowers for Algernon" pp. 45-54 for Tuesday.

                Tues., Oct. 23    Discuss pp. 45-54.  Assign pp. 54-63 for Wednesday.

                Wed., Oct. 24     Discuss pp. 54-63 and assign pp. 63-73 for Thursday.

                Thurs., Oct. 25   Spelling due.  Take quiz on "Flowers for Algernon."  Begin watching "Flowers for Algernon" video.

                Fri., Oct. 26        Continue watching "Flowers for Algernon."

                • Oct. 29- Nov. 1, 2018

                  Monday, Oct. 29     Finish Flowers for Algernon.  Read "The Open Window" p. 246 together in class.

                  Tuesday, Oct. 30   Assign the short story "The Tell Tale Heart" p. 281 for Wednesday.

                  Wednesday, 31   AoW on Sioux Indians due. Quiz on "Tell Tale Heart."  Assign "The Landlady" p. 170 for Thursday.

                  Thursday, Nov. 1   First nine weeks Tues/Thurs. vocab test.  Quiz on "The Landlady."  Introduce the Gary Paulsen novel "The Rifle"  to be read by Tues., November 13.

                  • Nov. 5- Nov. 8, 2018

                    Monday, Nov. 5  Continue independent reading of Gary Paulson's The Rifle.  Test on the novel Tuesday, Nov. 13.  No spelling.

                    Tuesday, Nov. 6 Continue independent reading of Gary Paulson's The Rifle.  

                    Wednesday, Nov. 7 Continue independent reading of The Rifle.

                    Thursday, Nov. 8  Continue independent reading of The Rifle.


                    • Nov. 12-16, 2018

                      Mon., Nov. 12      Assign unit #7/7B in spelling.  Activities due and test on Thursday.  Introduce Four Square essay organizer.

                      Tues., Nov. 13     100 point test on The Rifle.  Continue Four Square essay organizer.

                      Wed., Nov. 14     Continue Four Square essay organizer

                      Thurs., Nov. 15    Take spelling test.  Spelling activities are due.  Board work on Four Square and Four Square assigned for Friday.

                      Fri., Nov. 16     Student examples of Four Square sharing.

                      • Nov 19-21, 2018

                        Mon., Nov. 19     No spelling because of short Thanksgiving week.  Continue work with Four Square essay organizer.  Introduce Occupation Essay due Tuesday, Nov. 27.

                        Tues., Nov. 20     Classroom work on Occupation Essay.

                        Wed., Nov. 21    Continue work on Occupation Essay.







                        • Nov. 26-30, 2018

                          Mon., Nov. 26    Assign unit #8/8B in spelling due Thursday.  Classroom work on Occupation Essays due Tuesday, Nov. 27.

                          Tues., Nov. 27    Begin reading "Let Me Hear You Whisper" p. 297 together in class.

                            Wed., Nov. 28   Begin reading "Let Me Hear You Whisper" p. 297 together in class.

                          Thurs., Nov. 29  Take spelling test.  Spelling activities are due.  Continue  reading "Let Me Hear You Whisper" and quiz.

                          Fri., Nov. 30  Finish reading "Let Me Hear You Whisper" and quiz.

                        • Dec. 3-7, 2018

                          Mon., Dec. 3   Assign Unit 9/9B in spelling due Thursday.  Finish Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings video.

                          Tues., Dec. 4    Read Angelou's message to teens article.  Introduce Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol."

                          Wed., Dec. 5   Begin reading Stave One of "A Christmas Carol" together in class.  

                          Thurs., Dec. 6   Spelling due.  Continue reading A Christmas Carol out loud in class, finishing Stave I and quizzing, if time permits.

                          Fri., Dec. 7   Begin reading Stave I together in class.

                          • Dec. 10-14, 2018

                            Mon., Dec. 10   Assign spelling unit 10/10B due Thursday. Review background info on "A Christmas Carol." Begin reading Stave Two together in class.

                            Tues., Dec. 11   Finish reading Stave II and quiz.

                            Wed., Dec. 12    Begin reading Stave III together in class.

                            Thurs., Dec. 13   Spelling due.  Continue reading Stave III together in class.

                            Fri., Dec. 14   Finish reading Stave III and quiz.  Begin reading Stave IV if time permits.

                            • Dec. 17-21, 2018

                              Mon., Dec. 17    No spelling.  Finish reading "A Christmas Carol" together in class.  Take 100 point test on "A Christmas Carol"

                              Tues., Dec. 18   Patrick Stewart as Scrooge video

                              Wed., Dec. 19  Patrick Stewart as Scrooge video

                              Thurs., Dec. 20   Patrick Stewart as Scrooge video

                              Fri., Dec. 21   Read a Christmas short story together in class.

                              • 28 December - 3 January

                                • Jan. 2-4, 2019


                                  Wed., Jan. 2   Review first 10 vocab words from The Outsiders.  Introduce the novel and assign chapter one for Thursday.

                                  Thurs., Jan. 3   Review first 10 vocab words from The Outsiders.  Discuss chapter one.  Assign chapter 2 for Friday.

                                  Fri., Jan. 4    Review all vocab words from The Outsiders.  Discuss chapter 2 and assign chapters 3 & 4 for Monday.

                                  • Jan. 7-11, 2019

                                    Mon., Jan. 7   Remind students of spelling due on Thursday- spelling bee words - Spelling City activities and test.  Review vocab words from The Outsiders.  Discuss chapters 3 & 4.  Assign chapters 5 & 6 for Tuesday.

                                    Tues., Jan. 8   Quiz on The Outsiders through chapter 6.  Assign chapters 7 and 8 for Wednesday.  Read short biography on SE Hinton.

                                    Wed. Jan. 9   Quiz on The Outsiders through chapter 8.  Assign chapters 9 & 10 for Thursday.

                                    Thurs., Jan.10  Spelling due. Discuss chapters 9 & 10.  Assign remainder of the novel for Friday.

                                    Fri., Jan.11  Discuss the end of novel and take 100 point test on The Outsiders.

                                    • Jan. 14-17, 2019

                                      Mon., Jan. 14   100 point test The Outsiders.  Begin reading the play Let Me Hear You Whisper p. 296 in orange literature book together in class.

                                      Tues., Jan. 15   Second Nine Weeks vocab test.  Continue reading Let Me Hear You Whisper in class. 

                                      Wed., Jan. 16     Continue reading Let Me Hear You Whisper.

                                      Thurs., Jan. 17   Finish reading Let Me Hear You Whisper and take quiz.  

                                      • January 21-25, 2019

                                        Mon., Jan. 21     Begin Outsiders video.  Introduction for new semester students.

                                        Tues., Jan. 22     Continue Outsiders video

                                        Wed., Jan. 23    Finish Outsiders video and give students vocab for Ashes of Roses

                                        Thurs., Jan. 24    Give students background handout to novel.  Assign pp. 3-23 for Friday.

                                        Fri., Jan. 25      Review vocab from Ashes of Roses.  Discuss pp. 3-23 and assign pp. 24-45 for Monday.

                                        • Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2019

                                          Mon., Jan. 28  Assign unit #11/11B in spelling for Thursday.  Review vocab words from Ashes of Roses.  Discuss pp. 3-23.  Assign pp. 24-45 for Tues.

                                          Tues., Jan. 29   Review Ashes of Roses vocab.  Discuss pp. 24-45.  Assign pp. 46-66 for Wednesday.

                                          Wed., Jan. 30   Quiz on Ashes of Roses through p. 66.  Assign pp. 67-94 for Thurs.

                                          Thurs., Jan. 31  Spelling due.  Review vocab words from Ashes of Roses and assign pp. 95-117 for Friday.

                                          Fri., Feb. 1  Review vocab words from Ashes of Roses, discuss pp 95-117, and assign pp. 118-141 for Monday.

                                          • Feb. 4-8, 2019

                                            Mon., Feb. 4     Assign unit #12/12B in spelling.  Review vocab from Ashes of Roses.  Take quiz on pp. 67-117 from Ashes.  Assign pages 118-141 for Tuesday.

                                            Tues., Feb. 5   Review vocab from Ashes of Roses.  Discuss pages 118-141.  Assign pp. 142-164 for Wednesday.

                                            Wed., Feb. 6     Review vocab from Ashes of Roses.  Take quiz on the novel through p. 164.  Assign pp. 165-189 for Thursday.

                                            Thurs., Feb. 7   Spelling due.  Discuss pp. 165-189 and assign pp. 190-218 for Friday.

                                            Fri., Feb. 8   Review vocab from Ashes of Roses.  Take quiz on the novel through p. 218.  Assign pp. 219-246 for Monday.

                                            • Feb. 11-14, 2019

                                              Mon., Feb. 11   No spelling because of short week for students.  Discuss the ending of Ashes of Roses.

                                              Tues., Feb. 12   Take 100 point test on Ashes of Roses, including 20 vocabulary words.

                                              Wed., Feb. 13    Introduce narrative essay When I Was Little.

                                              Thurs., Feb. 14   Continue brainstorming activities for narrative essay.


                                              • Feb. 19-22, 2019

                                                Tues., Feb. 19   No spelling because of short week.  Repeat more sample When I Was Little Essays and work on individual essays.

                                                Wed., Feb. 20   Continue classroom work on individual When I Was Little Essays.

                                                Thurs., Feb. 21  Introduce Holocaust and the movie Miracle at Midnight.

                                                Fri., Feb. 22  Continue Miracle at Midnight.  When I Was Little Essays are due.   

                                                • Feb. 26-March 2, 2018

                                                  Mon., Feb. 26    Spelling Unit 15/15B due Thursday.  Final discussion on The Giver.  Introduce When I Was Little Essay due Friday, March 2. 

                                                  Tues. Feb. 27   Take 100 point test on The Giver.  Work time on essay.

                                                  Wed., Feb. 28   Work time on essay.

                                                  Thurs., March 1   Spelling due. Work time on essay.

                                                  Fri., March 2   Essays due at the end of the hour.



                                                  • March 5-7, 2018

                                                    Mon., March 5   No spelling.  Classroom work on narrative essay.

                                                    Tues., March 6     Narrative essays are due at the end of the hour.

                                                    Wed., March 7   The Giver video

                                                    • March 12-16, 2018

                                                      Mon., March 12    Assign unit #16/16B in spelling due Thursday.  Introduce the Holocaust and applicable vocabulary.

                                                      Tues., March 13   Review Holocaust and vocabulary.  Introduce the video Miracle at Midnight.

                                                      Wed., March 14    Review Holocaust vocabulary.  Continue watching the video Miracle at Midnight.

                                                      Thurs., March 15   Spelling due.  Finish Miracle at Midnight video and quiz.

                                                      Fri., March 16   Introduce The Diary of Anne Frank and begin reading the play orally together in class.

                                                      • March 19-23, 2018

                                                        Mon., March 19     Assign spelling unit 17/17B for Thursday.  Review Holocaust and Diary of Anne Frank vocab.  Finish watching Miracle at Midnight and quiz.

                                                        Tues., March 20    Begin reading Act One of The Diary of Anne Frank together orally in class.

                                                        Wed., March 21    Continue reading Act One.  

                                                        Thurs., March 22    Continue reading Act One and quiz if time permits.  Spelling due.

                                                        Fri., March 23    Begin reading Act Two of The Diary of Anne Frank together orally in class.

                                                        • March 26-28, 2018

                                                          Mon., March 26    No spelling.  Review vocab words from Holocaust and Diary of Anne Frank.  Continue reading Act One orally together in class.

                                                          Tues., March 27    Continue reading Act One.  Quiz if time permits.

                                                          Wed., March 28    Finish Act One if necessary.  Show short video on life of Anne Frank.

                                                          • April 3-6, 2018


                                                            Tues., April 3    Watch 20 minute video on the life of Anne Frank.  Begin to read Act Two of The Diary of Anne Frank.

                                                            Wed., April 4    Continue reading Act Two of The Diary of Anne Frank together, out loud in class.

                                                            Thurs., April 5   Finish reading The Diary of Anne Frank in class.

                                                            Fri., April 6        Powerpoint presentation of Nazi Concentration Camps and 100 point test on The Diary of Anne Frank.

                                                            • April 9-13, 2018

                                                              Mon., April 9    Assign spelling unit 18/18B for Thursday.  Read together in class and quiz at the end of the class "A Tragedy Revealed- A Heroine's Last Days" p. 419.

                                                              Tues., April 10   100 point test on The Diary of Anne Frank.

                                                              Wed., April 11     Introduce the video "Freedom Writers."

                                                              Thurs., April 12   Continue the video "Freedom Writers."  Spelling due.  Assign AoW on Franks' attempts to come to America- due Wednesday, April 25.

                                                              Fri., April 13   Finish "Freedom Writers" and quiz.

                                                                    

                                                              • April 16-20, 2018

                                                                Mon., April 16     Assign Unit 19/19B in spelling due Thursday.  Remind students of Anne Frank AoW due Friday.  Continue watching Freedom Writers and and quiz.  Handout the Running Dream and reading schedule.

                                                                Tues., April 17   Running Dream-  pp. 3-34 for Wednesday.

                                                                Wed., April 18    Running Dream-  pp. 35-60 for Thursday.

                                                                Thurs., April 19   Spelling due.  Running Dream-  pp. 63-86 for Friday.

                                                                Fri., April 20    AoW due.  Running Dream-  pp. 87-119 for Monday.

                                                                • April 23-27, 2018

                                                                  Mon., April 23     Assign unit #20/20B in spelling due Thursday.  Take quiz on Running Dream through p 119.  Assign pp. 123-154 for Tuesday.

                                                                  Tues., April 24    Discuss pages 123-154 from The Running Dream.  Assign pp. 155-186 for Wednesday.

                                                                  Wed., April 25    Discuss pages 155-186 from The Running Dream.  Assign pp 187-205 for Thursday.

                                                                  Thurs., April 26   Spelling due. Take quiz on The Running Dream through p. 205.  Assign pp. 209-228 for Friday.

                                                                  Fri., April 27    Discuss pp. 209-228 from The Running Dream.  Assign pp. 229-250 for Monday.

                                                                  • April 30-May 4, 2018

                                                                    Mon., April 30     Assign unit #21/21B in spelling due on Thursday.  Discuss pp. 229-250 from The Running Dream.  Assign pp. 251-274 for Tuesday.

                                                                    Tues., May 1    Discuss pp. 251-273 from The Running Dream.  Assign pp. 277-301 for Tuesday.

                                                                    Wed., May 2    Discuss pp. 277-301.  Assign pp. 302-332 for Thursday.

                                                                    Thurs., May 3    Spelling due.  100 point test on The Running Dream.

                                                                    Fri., May 4    Introduce vocab words from Chasing Lincoln's Killer.  Handout reading guide.  Assign  prologue and chapter one for Monday.

                                                                    • May 7-11, 2018

                                                                      Mon., May 7   Assign spelling unit #22/22B for Thursday.  Review vocab words from Chasing Lincoln's Killer.  Read prologue of novel together and assign Chapter One for Tuesday.

                                                                      Tues., May 9   Review vocab words from Chasing Lincoln's Killer.  Discuss Chapter One and  assign Chapter Two for Wednesday. 

                                                                      Wed., May 10   Discuss Chapter Two from Chasing Lincoln's Killer.  Assign Chapter Three for Thursday.

                                                                      Thurs., May 11   Spelling due.  Discuss Chapter Three.  Assign Chapter Four for Friday.

                                                                      Fri., May 12    Take quiz on Chasing Lincoln's Killer through Chapter Four.  Assign Chapter Five for Monday.

                                                                      • May 14-18, 2018

                                                                        Mon., May 14    Assign unit #23/23B in spelling due Thursday.  Discuss chapter 5 from Chasing Lincoln's Killer.  Assign chapter 6 for Tuesday.

                                                                        Tues., May 15   Review vocab words from Chasing Lincoln's Killer.  Discuss chapter 6.  Assign chapter 7 for Wednesday.

                                                                        Wed., May 16    Take quiz on chapter 5, 6 and & 7 from Chasing Lincoln's Killer.  Assign chapters 8, 9, and 10 for Thursday.

                                                                        Thurs., May 17   Spelling due.  Discuss chapters 8, 9, and 10.  Assign chapter 11 for Friday.

                                                                        Fri., May 18     Take quiz on Chasing Lincoln's Killer, chapters 8, 9, 10, and 11.  Assign chapters 12, 13, 14, and the epilogue for Monday.

                                                                        • May 21-25, 2018

                                                                          Mon., May 21    Discuss the last chapters and the epilogue from Chasing Lincoln's Killer.  

                                                                          Tues., May 22    Take 100 point test on Chasing Lincoln's Killer.  Assign "5 Things You May Not Know About Lincoln, Slavery and Emancipation."

                                                                          Wed., May 23     Collect annotated article "5 Things" and take short quiz.  Read "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh" p. 580 in orange literature books for Thurs.

                                                                          Thurs., May 24   Discuss Drummer Boy of Shiloh."  Begin reading "The Deserter" p. 587.

                                                                          Fri., May 25     Finish reading "The Deserter" in class.

                                                                          • May 29-31, 2018

                                                                            Tues., May 29   Final Tues/Thurs vocab test.  Finish poems on Civil War/Abraham Lincoln.

                                                                            Wed., May 30    Read the short story "The Metaphor."

                                                                            Thurs., May 31   Read the short story "The Metaphor."