Week 35: 5.22.17-5.26.17 (ITW – No Chromebooks)

Monday 5.22.17

  • Please pick up a green packet and a copy of "Into the Wild".
  • New seats!  (new partners for vocab work)
  • Writing journal: Think about our guest speaker, Shannon, from Friday. What did you learn? What did you find most interesting? What's a different question you thought of since we spoke with her? How did listening to her change the way you view travel in your own life?
  • Start reading ITW – Ch. 1 aloud — then silent reading ch. 2
  • Partner vocab part 1 (due Friday by the end of class) and individual chapter 1-3 questions (due in class Wednesday)
  • NoRedInk – due next Monday by midnight
  • 15 Chromebooks available in class this week
  • HW: None

Tuesday 5.23.17

  • Writing Warm-Up — Third Person: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why? Would you want to go alone? Why or why not? If you went with someone else who would you go with and why? What things would you want to do on your trip? (5-sentence minimum)
  • Continue reading ITW – finish reading chapter 3 in class today
  • Start brainstorming your bucket list — come and check if off with me today by the end of class; Hunting Bucket List
  • Chapter 1-3 questions (due in class tomorrow) — check them off today if you're done.
  • Vocab part 1 (due Friday – turn in 2 separate docs)
  • *Stop at the end of ch. 3 for reading — we'll start ch. 4 together in class Thursday
  • Don't forget — NoRedInk – due next Monday by midnight
  • HW: None

Wednesday 5.24.17 (Quiet work day – music okay)

  • NoRedInk – first 10 minutes of class; due next Monday by midnight (Use your phone or a Chromebook)
  • Ch. 1-3 review questions due in class today – Check them off with me when you're done.
  • Work time on vocab assignment – due by the end of class Friday (separate your assignments and share them with each other, please) 
  • Work time on final bucket list – due by the end of class Friday.
  • *We read chapter four together tomorrow
  • HW: None

Thursday 5.25.17

  • NoRedInk – First 10 minutes of class; due next Monday by midnight  (Use your phone or a Chromebook)
  • Start reading ch. 4 aloud — you finish ch. 4 on your own (we'll start ch. 5 next week)
  • Work time on vocab and bucket list assignment – due by the end of class tomorrow
  • NoRedInk – due next Monday by midnight
  • HW: None

Friday 5.26.17 (Regular schedule)

  • Part 1 partner vocab – due by midnight on Google Classroom
  • Final bucket list due by the end of class today
  • Don't forget — NoRedInk – due Monday by midnight
  • HW: Partner vocab (due tonight) and NoRedInk assignment (due Monday by midnight)

Week 34: 5.15.17-5.19.17 (Wrap Pers., Start ITW and Guest Speaker)

Monday 5.15.17

  • Part 6-8 work due by the end of class today. Check it off with me when you're finished!
  • Start class discussion prep in class – This discussion is your final for Persepolis. The discussion takes place Wednesday — your preparation assignment is due by midnight tomorrow on Google Classroom. (You will have all of class to prep tomorrow).
  • You may listen to music today and tomorrow.
  • Mrs. Hunting gone tomorrow on journalism field trip
  • HW: Discussion prep (due tomorrow by midnight on Google Classroom)
  • Gwen converse

Tuesday 5.16.17 (Mrs. Hunting Gone on Field Trip today)

  • Persepolis: Reading Quiz 2
  • Continue class discussion prep (discussion tomorrow) — assignment due by midnight on Google Classroom.
  • Any extra time — start NoRedInk "Parts of Speech Review + Modifiers" – due Sunday by midnight.
  • HW: Discussion prep

Wednesday 5.17.17

  • Persepolis class discussion today! – Take the first 5 minutes to prep or come check off 6-8 with me if we talked about it or you were gone Monday.
  • Any time left? Start bucket list assignment – get green ITW packets 
  • HW: None

Thursday 5.18.17

  • "A Little Adrift" Research Day
  • Read two blog entries from "A Little Adrift" and, in a Google Doc, write a summary of each (at least 150 words for each summary) — including the thing you found most interesting. *Click on "blog" and scan through the first several entries. You can also click on search (top right) to look for a location of particular interest to you.
  • Write down 2 questions you have for Shannon at the bottom of your summaries, then record those questions in your writing journal for tomorrow.
  • Turn your summaries and questions in on Google Classroom by the end of the period!
  • Start brainstorming bucket list assignment w/any remaining time — it's due next week
  • "NoRedInk" — not due until next week; don't worry about it as homework over the weekend 
  • HW: None

Friday 5.19.17

  • Skype with Shannon!
  • Any extra time — continue bucket list assignment
  • HW: None

Week 33: 5.8.17-5.12.17 (Persepolis)

Monday 5.8.17

  • Continue Persepolis reading questions and vocab for parts 2 and 3 — due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

Tuesday 5.9.17

  • NoRedInk – Confusing Words Quiz
  • Check off parts 2 and 3 with me when you're done with your quiz
  • Persepolis reading questions and vocab for parts 4 and 5 due in class tomorrow
  • HW: Continue work on parts 4-5 to turn in tomorrow

Wednesday 5.10.17

  • Start "Iran: A Current Look" Assignment (due tomorrow by midnight on Google Classroom)
  • Finish parts 4-5 and check them off today in class
  • Persepolis reading questions and vocab for parts 6-8 due (due beginning of class Monday)
  • HW: None

Thursday 5.11.17

  • If you didn't get parts 4-5 checked off yesterday, please put your packets on my desk first thing today.
  • Surprise Persepolis Reading Quiz — Take it on your phone if you can; grab a Chromebook if you need to (there are only 15).
  • Persepolis reading questions and vocab for parts 6-8: due at the beginning of class Monday
  • Don't forget — "Iran: A Current Look Assignment" — due tonight by midnight on Google Classroom!
  • You will share your articles tomorrow in class. Make sure you can access your article on your phone or have a printed copy with you.
  • HW: "Iran: A Current Look" due by midnight on Google Classroom

Friday 5.12.17

  • Circle sharing of articles from "Iran: A Current Look" Assignment — (circles based on published date)
  • Life in Iran Video
  • After the video — in your writing journal: What are three new things you learned about life in Iran today? What is your opinion of life in Iran? What are some freedoms you enjoy as a U.S. citizen that you realize are not available to people in Iran? (5-7 sentences)
  • Gone yesterday? Take the reading quiz in class today!
  • Continue work on reading questions/vocab for parts 6-8 — due Monday by the end of class, but I'll check them off today if you finish!
  • HW: Reading questions/vocab for parts 6-8 due by the end of class Monday

Week 32: 5.1.17 – 5.5.17 (Persepolis)

Monday 5.1.17 (Chromebooks from Stevens)

  • Class Discussion — from anticipation questions in red packet
  • Start team research project
  • Research Links and Questions here
  • Create a shared Google Doc and a shared Google Slides to do your teamwork – both should clearly include all team member names
  • HW: Any team research your team needs

Tuesday 5.2.17

  • First 10 minutes of class for NoRedInk – Confusing Words Part 3 – due midnight Friday
  • Continue team research project – presentations tomorrow; you will have the first 10 minutes of class to rehearse tomorrow
  • Research Links and Questions here
  • Your slides must be shared with me by the end of class. (I'm not grading until tomorrow.)
  • Finished with your slides? Start part 1 reading/vocab in your red packet; Check on your assigned booked #
  • HW: Wrap up any remaining work on team research project; presentations tomorrow

Wednesday 5.3.17

  • Presentations in class today — first 10 minutes of class for final preparations/rehearsal
  • Make sure someone has shared your presentation with me!
  • Read: "On Writing Persepolis" 
  • Part 1 reading, questions and vocab in partners — due beginning of class Friday
  • HW: None

Thursday – May the 4th be with you.

  • NoRedInk – First 10 minutes of class — remember, it's due tomorrow by midnight… Check with me if you get stuck anywhere!
  • You will have a NoRedInk confusing words quiz on Monday! There is a "pre-quiz practice" loaded if you want to review anything again before Monday.
  • You're reading through page 32 today.
  • Start partner work on Part 1 Vocab: p. 9-11; Chapter Questions: p. 18 #s 1-15 — Due at the beginning of class tomorrow. (Sections are listed on page 8).
  • Let me know if you need to check out a book tonight for homework.
  • HW: Finish Part 1 questions/vocab for beginning of class tomorrow (if not done in class)

Friday 5.5.17

  • If you borrowed a book last night, check it back in with me first thing. :)
  • Check in with partners to make sure you have everything ready to be checked off for Part 1 assignments. I'm coming around in a few minutes to check your work.
  • NoRedInk:10-15 minutes – due tonight by midnight!
  • Remember — NoRedInk Quiz Monday – "Pre-Quiz Practice" is on the web site if you want more practice.
  • Start Part 2 and 3 reading, questions and vocab – due by the end of class Monday
  • HW: NoRedInk – Confusing Words Part 3 due by midnight tonight

Week 31: 4.24.17 – 4.28.17 (Late Starts – Finish Ind. Reading)

Monday 4.24.17

  • Free write for 10 minutes in your writing journal: How are you feeling? What could students/teachers/community do to help students more? What are you looking forward to?
  • Start NoRedInk: Confusing Words Part 2 – due Friday by midnight
  • In-class reading time: aim to finish reading your book today or tomorrow
  • Phase 4 Vocab due by the end of class tomorrow
  • Work on Phase 6 — Test due by the end of class Wednesday/Thursday (We're skipping Phase 4 Writing and Phase 5)
  • HW: None

Tuesday 4.25.17 

  • Please grab your Chromebook. You have a work day today!
  • Continue NoRedInk — Confusing Words Part 2 – due Friday by midnight
  • Phase 4 Vocab due today. (The window is open on Google Classroom through midnight).
  • Begin work on Phase 6 — Test due by midnight on Google Classroom Thursday (We're skipping Phase 4 Writing and Phase 5).
  • Tomorrow: 3rd in library; 5th in computer lab 100; Thursday: 6th in computer lab 100
  • HW: None

Wednesday 4.26.17 (Late Start – 1, 3, 5)

  • 3rd in library; 5th in computer lab 100
  • Continue NoRedInk — Confusing Words Part 2 – due Friday by midnight
  • Work time on Phase 6: at least half (17-18 must be multiple choice); # your questions before submitting… You are not creating the key.
  • HW: Phase 6 – test due by midnight Thursday

Thursday 4.27.17 (Late Start – 2, 4, 6)

  • 6th in computer lab 100
  • Continue NoRedInk — Confusing Words Part 2 – due by midnight tomorrow
  • Work time on Phase 6: at least half (17-18 must be multiple choice); # your questions before submitting… You are not creating the key.
  • HW: Phase 6 – test due by midnight Thursday

Friday 4.28.17 (Classroom)

  • New seats today!
  • Start Persepolis: Please pick up a red packet from the center table, and put your name on it.
  • Today we'll do the first assignment — anticipation questions and discussion (last 10 minutes of class)
  • No music (unless otherwise directed) — we're done with independent reading!
  • Don't forget — NoRedInk due by midnight tonight — work on it when you're done with Persepolis questions (your phone or a Chromebook).
  • If you did not turn in your Phase 6 test last night, you may turn it in today by midnight for half credit.
  • HW: None

Week 30: 4.17.17 – 4.21.17 (Smarter Balanced Testing)

Monday 4.17.17

  • Smarter Balanced Testing in Class

Tuesday 4.18.17

  • Smarter Balanced Testing in Class

Wednesday 4.19.17

  • Smarter Balanced Testing in Class: WA-720B-9
  • Finish the CAT test first; log back in to take the PT test second
  • Complete vocab only for Phase 3 (due Sunday by midnight on Google Classroom) — or handwrite it in class with an actual dictionary once you finish the test.
  • Remember — extra credit Camasonian reading on Google Classroom — due midnight Sunday

Thursday 4.20.17

  • Smarter Balanced Testing in Class: WA-2F94-14
  • Finish the CAT test first; log back in to take the PT test second. If you still need a bit of time after class to finish the PT — you'll go directly to Lab 100 after class.
  • Complete vocab only for Phase 3 (due Sunday by midnight on Google Classroom) — or handwrite it in class with an actual dictionary once you finish the test.
  • Remember — extra credit Camasonian reading on Google Classroom — due midnight Sunday
  • HW: Phase 3 Vocab due Sunday by midnight

Friday 4.21.17

  • Smarter Balanced Testing In Class: WA-9056-6
  • If you run out of time in class, you will continue working on the test in Lab 100.
  • Complete vocab only for Phase 3 (due Sunday by midnight on Google Classroom)
  • You do not have a NoRedInk assignment due this week.
  • Remember — extra credit Camasonian reading on Google Classroom — due midnight Sunday
  • HW: Phase 3 Vocab and extra credit both due Sunday by midnight

Week 29: 4.10.17 – 4.14.17 (Smart Balanced Test Prep)

Monday 4.10.17 — Welcome back! :)

  • Please get out your writing journals for a check today in class.
  • Work time in class — I'll accept Phase 1 late today for half credit (only through the end of class)
  • Phase 2: Due this Friday by midnight on Google Classroom – NO late work will be accepted
  • Pass back papers
  • We will have Smarter Balanced practice tests in addition to Phase 2 work this week
  • Due next Friday by midnight — up to 20 extra credit points for Camasonian article reading; see Google Classroom for details
  • HW: Phase 2 (Independent reading) due Friday by midnight

Tuesday 4.11.17

  • Please grab a Chromebook!
  • NoRedInk – first 10 minutes of class; Confusing Words — due Sunday by midnight
  • Reading Checkin: Please fill out this Google form once you're done with NoRedInk today.
  • Skip the Phase 2 writing assignment and work on Phase 3 this week instead! *Define literary devices.
  • If you were gone on Friday before spring break, you need to open up your returned sophomore persuasive paper and fill out this Google form.
  • Phase 1 is graded; check comments inside those docs if you have any questions about why you had points taken off in Skyward.
  • Here is the independent reading assignment sheet for your reference.
  • Due next Friday by midnight — up to 20 extra credit points for Camasonian article reading; see Google Classroom for details
  • HW: Phase 2/3 (Independent reading) due Friday by midnight

Wednesday 4.12.17

  • Smarter Balanced practice test today in class; please grab your Chromebook, but do not log in!
  • When you're done, continue to read or work on Phase 2/3 and NoRedInk.
  • Here is the independent reading assignment sheet for your reference.
  • Due next Friday by midnight — up to 20 extra credit points for Camasonian article reading; see Google Classroom for details
  • HW: Phase 2/3 (Independent reading) due Friday by midnight

Thursday 4.13.17

  • Language/Vocab Smarter Balanced practice – first 15-20 minutes
  • Smarter Balanced Writing Review – Click through this on your own; take notes if it will help you
  • Continue work on Phase 2/3 – extension – now due Sunday by midnight
  • Here is the independent reading assignment sheet for your reference.
  • NoRedInk – Confusing Words – due Sunday by midnight
  • HW: Phase 2/3 (Independent reading) and NoRedInk both due Sunday by midnight

Friday 4.14.17

Week 28: 3.27.17 – 3.31.17 (Week Before Spring Break)

Monday 3.27 (Library)

Tuesday 3.28 (Library)

Wednesday 3.29 (Library)

Thursday 3.30 (Library)

Friday 3.31 (Library)

  • Review research paper comments and fill out this Google Form by the end of class!
  • Continue independent reading assignment – it's due by midnight — try to get it done by the end of class.
  • Extra credit assignment on Google Classroom… 
  • HW: Phase one for independent book reading due Friday by midnight on Google Classroom

 

Week 27: 3.20-3.24 (Speeches and Late Starts)

Monday 3.20.17 (Classroom)

  • Get out your note cards for a check at the beginning of class.
  • Speech rehearsals in class today…
  • If you missed class Friday, check off your peer edit sheets with me in class today.
  • You MUST bring your pink packet the day you give your speech.
  • Remember — starting tomorrow, we meet in the library.
  • Any late papers received after midnight (but still today) will lose 25 points or 10% off your score; come see me if you have questions. Late papers beyond today WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED (unless we've otherwise talked about it due to absences, IEP, etc.)
  • If your paper is not on turnitin.com TODAY you will receive a zero for the persuasive paper. Please see me if you have any questions.

Tuesday. 3.21.17 (Library)

Wednesday. 3.22.17 (Library – 1, 3, 5 late start)

Thursday 3.23.17 (Library – 2, 4, 6 late start)

Friday 3.24.17 (Library)

Week 26: 3.13.17 – 3.17.17 (Final draft and writing conferences)

Monday 3.13.17 (Classroom)

  • First 10-15 minutes of class — work on the NoRedInk punctuation assignment.
  • Writing conferences continue today
  • Continue with final draft editing — you should have all 3 rounds of peer editing done by the end of class Wednesday/Thursday. I'm checking those peer editing sheets for completion Friday at the beginning of class.
  • NoRedInk due by midnight Sunday.
  • Your final draft is due Sunday by midnight on Google Classroom and on turnitin.com!
  • HW: Final draft work as needed

Tuesday 3.14.17 (5-6 Library)

  • First 10-15 minutes of class — work on the NoRedInk punctuation assignment.
  • Writing conferences continue today
  • Continue with final draft editing — you should have all 3 rounds of peer editing done by the end of class tomorrow/Thursday.
  • NoRedInk due by midnight Sunday.
  • Your final draft is due Sunday by midnight on Google Classroom and on turnitin.com!
  • HW: Final Draft work as needed

Wednesday 3.15.17 (Forecasting, 1, 3, (5 – Library)

  • Word Scramble Warm Up – for extra credit
  • First 10-15 minutes of work time — work on the NoRedInk punctuation assignment.
  • Writing conferences continue today
  • Sign up for speeches today
  • Final draft writing: continue with final draft editing – You should wrap up all three rounds of peer editing today in class. I'm checking off your edit sheets Friday at the beginning of class.
  • NoRedInk is due by midnight Sunday 
  • Your final draft is due Sunday by midnight on turitin.com and Google Classroom; you won't have class time to work on it Friday.
  • HW: Final Draft work as needed

Thursday 3.16.17 (Forecast 2, 4, (6 – Library)

  • Word Scramble Warm Up – for extra credit
  • First 10-15 minutes of work time — work on the NoRedInk punctuation assignment.
  • Writing conferences continue today
  • Sign up for speeches today
  • Final draft writing: continue with final draft editing – You should wrap up all three rounds of peer editing today in class. I'm checking off your edit sheets Friday at the beginning of class.
  • NoRedInk due by midnight Sunday 
  • Your final draft is due Sunday by midnight on turitin.com and Google Classroom; you won't have class time to work on it tomorrow.
  • HW: Final Draft work as needed

Friday 3.17.17 (Classroom)

  • Speech prep day – go over instructions/rubric in pink packet — Start note cards; try to get them done in class today. Your finished note cards will earn you points in class Monday when I check them.
  • I'm checking off your finished peer editing sheets in class today.
  • Practice, practice, practice your speech over the weekend!
  • NoRedInk is due by midnight Sunday.
  • Your final draft is due Sunday by midnight on Google Classroom AND turnitin.com.
  • Make sure you're on turnitin.com; class codes are at the top of our blog under the "Classroom Codes" tab.
  • Speech rehearsal day Monday; speeches start Tuesday in the library!
  • HW: Final Draft and NoRedInk — both due Sunday by midnight!
  • CHECK THIS BEFORE YOUR SUBMIT YOUR FINAL DRAFT!!!