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; 5 in computer lab 100
  • Continue NoRedInk — Confusing Words Part 2 – due Friday by midnight
  • Work time on Phase 6
  • ​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 3 – due by midnight tomorrow
  • Work time on Phase 6
  • ​HW: Phase 6 – test due by midnight Thursday

Friday 4.28.17 (Classroom)

  • New seats today!
  • NoRedInk due by midnight tonight!
  • Start Persepolis — anticipation questions and group discussion
  • 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!!!

Week 25: 3.6.17 – 3.10.17 (Writing RD)

Monday 3.6.17 (Library w/seating chart)

  • You will have assigned seats in the library!
  • Skill Drill – Sentence Fluency
  • Thesis Statement Examples 
  • Parenthetical citation reminder – first word of the citation; "I'm stuck" — how to write paragraphs in the pink packet for reference
  • RD writing – Checklist – Remember, your final essay length requirement is 1,200-1,500 words.
  • TOMORROW WE'RE IN OUR CLASSROOM!
  • HW: RD Writing if you need more time! Your RD is due Wednesday by midnight. 

Tuesday 3.7.17 (Classroom)

  • Please pick up your assigned Chromebook.
  • Surprise Skills Drills Quiz — It's short; take a breath. The url is on the board.
  • RD writing – Checklist – Make sure you export your Works Cited to a Google Doc — then copy and paste for your Works Cited (after a page break).
  • Student Sample Paper – Zoos – Check it out; this paper was done well.
  • TOMORROW WE'RE IN LAB 100!
  • HW: RD Writing if you need more time… Your RD is due tomorrow by midnight. 

Wednesday 3.8.17 (Lab 100)

  • RD writing – Checklist – Remember, your rough draft is due TONIGHT!
  • Sign up for writing conferences at my desk (they start tomorrow).
  • If you were absent yesterday, make up the Skill Drill Quiz here.
  • We're back in the library tomorrow and Friday.
  • Counter Argument Example Paragraph
  • HW: RD Writing if you need more time! Your RD is due tonight by midnight on Google Classroom. If it's late, it's a zero (and it's worth 50 points)!

Thursday 3.9.17 (Library w/assigned seats)

  • We're going over the rubric for your paper today in class.
  • Your rough drafts have been returned to you. Please note: if you received a good grade on this rough draft, you met (or were close to) the minimum requirements as outlined on your rough draft checklist. This is IN NO WAY reflective of the score you could receive for your final draft. I saw PLENTY of mistakes; these research papers still need a LOT of editing!
  • Before you start peer editing — go through these steps!
  • Peer editing in class– Get started on your first-round peer edits in class.
  • Writing conferences start today!
  • HW: None

Friday 3.10.17 (Library w/assigned seats)

  • Go over forecasting schedule and room assignments for next week.
  • Start NoRedInk – punctuation practice – first 15 minutes of class *(The comma practice likes Oxford commas).
  • Writing conferences continue today.
  • You should work on peer editing during class — you should finish the first-round edit, make your updates, and get started on the second-round edit in class today.
  • Your final draft is due NEXT Sunday, March 19th by midnight on turnitin.com and Google Classroom.
  • HW: None

Week 24: 2.27-3.3.17 (Note cards and computer lab)

Monday 2.27.17 (Computer lab 100)

  • First 10 minutes — NoRedInk punctuation and MLA practice — due Wednesday by midnight. If you finish, continue on to "Turbo Practice".
  • Note card check — 25 due by midnight tonight!
  • HW: Note cards to get to 25

Tuesday 2.28.17 (Computer lab 100)

  • First 10 minutes — NoRedInk 
  • Essay Overview
  • The outline (in your pink packet) is due by the end of class tomorrow
  • You can use time in class this week to continue working on note cards if you think you need more.
  • Don't forget this week's NoRedInk punctuation and MLA practice — due Wednesday by midnight. If you finish, continue on to "Turbo Practice".
  • HW: Outline work – due tomorrow

Wednesday 3.1.17 (Computer lab 100)

  • First 10 minutes — NoRedInk – If you finished Turbo practice — go on to Turbo, Turbo!
  • Go over "Why We Cite Our Sources" and "To Quote or Not to Quote"
  • Outline due by the end of class today
  • You can use time in class this week to continue working on note cards if you think you need more.
  • Don't forget this week's NoRedInk punctuation and MLA practice — due tonight by midnight.
  • HW: NoRedInk if not done in class.

Thursday 3.2.17 (Computer lab 100)

  • Skills Drills #1 Skill Drill – Paraphrasing 
  • NoRedInk Quiz – MLA and Parts of Speech
  • Please turn in your pink packet at the beginning of class if you didn't get your outline checked off yesterday.
  • You can use time in class this week to continue working on note cards if you think you need more.
  • Start rough draft – due next Wednesday, 3.8 by midnight on Google Classroom
  • Title your Google Doc "Last Name Sophomore Persuasive" and share it with me
  • Start your paper by setting it up in MLA format – Here are some MLA reminders
  • HW: None

Friday 3.3.17 (Computer lab 100)

  • Skills Drills #2 Skill Drill: Integrating Quotes
  • If you don't like your score from the NoRedInk quiz yesterday, you can take the "retake" version in class today — just come let me know you retook it so I can update your score.
  • Continue rough draft; due next Wednesday by midnight
  • Don't forget to start with MLA format – Here are some MLA reminders; for header: insert>page #> add your last name and change to TNR 12
  • Do not put your name block in the header; it should only appear on the first page.
  • Remember, you can use time in class this week to continue working on note cards if you think you need more.
  • We meet in the library on Monday!
  • HW: RD work if you need it.

Week 23: 2.21.17 – 2.24.17 (Presidents’ Day, Notecards in computer lab)

Monday 2.20.17 – No School – Happy President´s Day!

Tuesday 2.21.17 (Computer lab)

  • You will have assigned seats in the lab! Wait to find out where you sit.
  • NoRedInk – First 15 minutes of class. If you finish the parts of speech assignment, start the punctuation assignment.
  • When you finish parts of speech practice (it's due Thursday), start the punctuation and MLA practice assignment.
  • You should have at least 5 cards finished by the end of class.
  • If you were gone last Friday, you need to make up a short semicolon quiz today in class.
  • HW: Note cards to help you get to 10 by the end of class tomorrow

Wednesday 2.22.17 (Computer lab)

  • First 10 minutes of class — NoRedInk parts of speech (due tomorrow); continue on to punctuation if you finish the first assignment.
  • Continue with note cards; I will check note cards today! I'm looking for 10 note cards by midnight tonight (if you don't get them done in class).
  • My classroom is available every day after school for you to come and work on note cards! 
  • Make sure your project is shared with me on NoodleTools: Under "dashboard" click on "Share with a project inbox" and then search for Hunting. Share to the right class.
  • HW: Finish first 10 note cards if not done already.

Thursday 2.23.17 (Computer lab)

  • First 10 minutes of class — NoRedInk parts of speech due tonight by midnight; continue on to punctuation if you finish the first assignment. If you finished both, start the "Turbo Practice"!
  • Continue with note cards; you should have at least 15 cards finished by the end of class
  • HW: Finish first 15 note cards if not done by the end of class; finish NoRedInk parts of speech assignment.

Friday 2.24.17 (Computer lab)

  • Crafting Your Counter Argument – Notes and practice
  • Reminders: Use 5 library databases, title and stack note cards according to subtopics, yellow book for "Polling the Nations"
  • Next note card check — 20 cards finished Sunday by midnight (5 must be labeled for your counter argument/rebuttal paragraph)
  • Remember — we're in this computer lab all next week, too!
  • HW: 20 cards if not finished in class (5 counter argument/rebuttal)

Week 22: 2.13.17 – 2.17.17

Monday 2.13.17

  • Get your topics today! Please get your pink packet.
  • While you're waiting for your topic, login to NoRedInk.com.
  • Work on Research Plan and Critical Questions page in your pink packet — it is due tomorrow at the beginning of class.
  • If you finish in class today, check it off with me, and then start NoRedInk – parts of speech practice assignment.
  • HW: Finish Research Plan and Critical Questions if you didn't finish in class today.

Tuesday 2.14.17

  • Please pick up the Chromebook that's assigned to you.
  • Turn your pink packet in at the beginning of class if you didn't check off your "Research Plan and Critical Questions" page yesterday.
  • Mrs. Christiansen in class today to go over research sources
  • Any time left in class, work on NoRedInk.com parts of speech practice (it's due Friday).
  • HW: None

Wednesday 2.15.17

  • Squeezing in some semicolon studying!
  • Semicolon practice and grading
  • ¨Guide Your Research" interviews in class today; complete at least 1 interview in class. You must have 2 students and 2 adults interviewed. After that, you may interview one more student and one more adult. Those extra complete interviews are worth 5 extra credit points each. This assignment is due at the beginning of class FRIDAY.
  • Work on NoRedInk on your phone after you've completed an interview (there are some Chromebooks available if you need to use one).
  • HW: Guide Your Research Interviews (due Friday)

Thursday 2.16.17 (Chromebooks)

  • Semicolon Kahoot!
  • SOAPSTone Work in class – you need both of your SOAPSTone sources completed by the beginning of class tomorrow.
  • Remember you should use Webpath Express (Destiny), ProQuest, Opposing Viewpoints, Issues and Controversies, Polling the Nation – 15 minimum sources on your Works Cited (final paper minimum 8 from these databases)
  • If you have any extra time or need a break, work on NoRedInk.
  • Remember, your interviews are due tomorrow at the beginning of class!
  • Early reminder: next week go directly to Lab 100 (all week).
  • HW: SOAPSTone source notes in pink packet, Guide Your Research Interviews

Friday 2.18.17 (Chromebooks) 

  • Quick semicolon quiz on Chromebooks!
  • Guide your research interviews and SOAPSTone notes are due today — please put your pink packet in the center basket at the beginning of class.
  • NoodleTools tutorial
  • How to Write Better Note Cards 
  • Start notecards — aim to get 3-4 done in class today
  • I'm extending the NoRedInk deadline to next week… all the parts of speech practice is due by NEXT Friday!
  • Have a happy three-day weekend. Next week go directly to Lab 100 (all week).
  • HW: None!