September 2015 archive

Wednesday September 30

Freshman English: Learning Target: Discuss meaning/inferences behind short works of fiction; Craft a piece of fiction that communicates big ideas in few words 1. QW: What does a story have to have in order to be considered a story? How long does it have to be? Are longer stories usually better? Explain 2. Micro-Fiction  If …

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Tuesday September 29

Freshman English: Learning Targets: Participate in discussion with insightful comments and questions connected to the text; revise a paragraph to improve commentary and quote integration 1. QW: Recap: What happened in the story you read yesterday? 2. Class Discussion: The Sniper 3. Mini-Lesson: Naked Quotes!   4. Work time to revise Horse paragraph. MUST be …

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Monday September 28

Freshman English: Learning Target: Identify methods of characterization present in The Sniper; formulate discussion questions that require critical thinking and analysis of a text 1. QW:  Is war ever acceptable? Does it ever solve problems? Explain. 2. sniper vocab  Copy definitions in Purple book 2. Silently read "The Sniper" and craft 5 discussion questions to …

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Friday September 25

Freshman English: Learning Targets: See assignment handout 1. Vocab Quiz. If absent, make up within one week 2. Work time for Map of Ship Trap Island HOMEWORK: Finish map. It is due at the start of class on MONDAY World History: Learning Targets: Determine and discuss expectations/roles of women in Ancient china 1. QW: Have …

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Wednesday/Thursday September 23/24

 Freshman English: Learning Target: See assignment handout 1. Work time for Map of Ship Trap Island Homework: Continue to work on your map. You will have the class period on Friday to work as well. World History: Learning Target: Identify key characteristics and practices in Confuscianism and Daoism 1. QW: What do you think is …

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Monday September 21

 Freshman English: 1. Copy MDG Vocab into your purple book 2. Read half of the story "The Most Dangerous GAme" World HIstory: 1. In your journal, choose THREE of the following statements and write a short paragraph for each one explaining if you agree or disagree and why. In life, people generally get what they deserve …

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Tuesday September 22

Freshman English: Learning Targets: Use active reading strategies to understand and analyze a text; write sentences with enough context to show word meaning 1. QW: Make some predictions: how do you think the story you started yesterday will end? 2. Finish story 3. Write vocab sentences and pics in purple booklet IAA World History: Learning …

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Thursday September 17

Freshman English: Learning Targets: Identify characterization and conflict within a story 1. QW: Describe the scariest or most stressful situation you've ever been in. 2. Read "Crossing Spider Creek" in your purple booklet 3. Write a one page ending for this story, due today. If absent, please turn in when you return. IAA World History: …

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Thursday September 17

Freshman English: Learning Targets: Identify ways that author's build suspense 1. What is your favorite book or story? What is it about? Why do you like it? 2. Read Crossing Spider Creek and Discuss 3. Creative Writing: Write an ending for this story, approximately 1 page. World History: Learning Targets: Demonstrate understanding of Neolithic Revolution, …

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Wednesday September 16

World History: Learning Targets: Identify basic beliefs of the Hebrew people and compare to beliefs of the Egyptian rulers 1. QW: Do you believe people have the right to practice any religion they choose? Why or why not? 2. Discuss Egypt Questions 3. Watch "Deliver Me" clip 4. Complete Israelite reading questions in blue booklet. …

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