This week we will read an argument about zoos ( ” Zoos: Myth and Reality” page 990-993). You will create a chart to show the parts of the author’s argument and determine how effective it is.
Over the break be sure to read ( you should be nearing completion of a book for this card-marking) and relax. Also don’t forget there are 2 opportunities for extra credit.
PTSA Reflection Contest
Read Theory Password is bryant17
This week we will be moving into argumentative reading. We will discuss the elements of an argument and then examine several texts , ” Why I can’t Live on French Fries”, ” The Driving Age”, and ” Zoos” to identify the elements of an argument. You will be asked to summarize the texts and evaluate their effectiveness.
Reminder: Student Led Conferences are Monday from 4-7 pm and Tuesday from 3:30- 6:30. I look forward to meeting with you and your parents!
Extra Credit Opportunity: PTSA Reflection Contest
This week is the start of Card-marking 2. We will begin shifting into informational reading by reading about Edgar Allen Poe. We will also look into theories surrounding his death in order to make a claim and formulate a CER response. At the end of the week, we will prepare for student-led conferences next Monday and Tuesday. You will be the lead-speaker in explaining to your parents what you are doing in class, what your class goals are, and how they and I can support you. Your attendance is required.
Reminder: Student-Led Conferences
Monday 4- 7 pm
Tuesday 3:30 – 6:30 pm
Students must attend. I look forward to seeing you there!
Monday: Unit 1 Test Narrative- Book Selfie Due
Tuesday: No School
Wednesday: Edgar Allen Poe Article
Thursday: CER: How did Edgar Allen Poe Die?
Friday: Conference Prep and Reflection Contest ( Extra Credit Opportunity Due. Nov. 30th with entry form)
To review for the Unit 1 Test look over your story elements vocabulary and be prepared to not only know the definition but apply them to a story as well. In addition, prepare to write a CER ( Caim, Evidence, Reasoning) response.
Reminder No School Tuesday ;(
This week we will look at Edgar Allen Poe and ” The Tell- Tale Heart”. The focus will be on suspense and narrator reliability.
Monday: Revising and Editing Prequel to Monkey’s Paw
Homework: Submit Monkey’s Paw Prequel on google classroom
Tuesday: “The Tale Heart” and Suspense
Wednesday: ” Tell- Tale Heart” Vocabulary
Thursday: ” Tell- Tale Heart” Narrator Reliability
Friday: Article of the Week “Edgar Allen Poe”
HOMEWORK: READ and take a BOOK SELFIE ( Due Monday, Nov,6th)
At start of class. Can’t wait to read what you’ve created!
This week we will be shifting from reading stories to writing narrative stories. The basis of your narrative story is to explain what the story is behind ( prequel) the 1st person to get 3 wishes from the Monkey’s Paw. This is your opportunity to try your hand at creating suspense as you build your plot. The directions for this assignment will be in our google classroom starting on Wednesday
Homework: READ– you are expected to have 1 book read by this Friday. Should be no problem since you have been reading for homework the last 8 weeks.
Monday- Review ” Monkey’s PAw
Tuesday- Quiz Monkey’s PAw
Wednesday- Narrative Writing Plan Prequel ” Monkey’s Paw”
Thursday- Draft Prequel to ” Monkey’s Paw” on our google classroom
Friday- Movie: Monkey’s Paw/ Assembly 1st hr Pink-Shirt Day
This week we will be reading ” The Monkey’s Paw”. We will continue making predictions based on clues foreshadowed and writing a CER. We will also focus on how an author creates mood through the words they use (tone).
Monday: “Monkey’s Paw” Vocabulary and Superstitions
Tuesday: Mood and Tone in “Monkeys’ Paw”
Wednesday: Foreshadowing and Prediction in “Monkey’s Paw”
Thursday: Monkey’s Paw Comprehension
Friday: “Monkey’s Paw” CER “Who is Most Responsible?”
Homework: Read- You have 2 weeks to finish the 1 required book. that you have been reading since the beginning of September.
This week we will be continuing to work on the skills of analyzing and evaulating by creating theories and claims with evidence and reasoning (CER).
Monday: “The Hitchhiker”- Compare and contrast media (radio play / television episode). Which is more effective? why?
Tuesday: CER- Choose a prompt, create a theory.Claim, Evidence and Reasoning
Wednesday: Quiz ” The Hitchhiker”
Thursday: ” Lizzie Borden” – Talk to the Text and theory (CER)
Friday ( 1/2 day): Evaluate which group ending to ‘the Elevator” is the most effective
Homework : READ
Extra Credit Opportunity: Contest The Big Read ( see last week for directions)
This week we will actual work on “The Elevator, since last week we sidetracked to introduce Dearborn’s Big Read The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. This is an event for the community through the Dearborn Public Library and sponsored by various local business. Currently they are looking for entries for an anthology they will be publishing.They are looking for the story of your name or family tree, or your immigration story, or a family recipe. I am encourage you to submit entries to them. If you do submit an entry please copy me when emailing it to them to receive Extra Credit. See the flyers with links attached below.
Monday: Read The Elevator, bookmark due and the research homework on your name
Tuesday: ” Analyze The Elevator’s effectiveness (CER)
Wednesday: Effective Endings
Thursday and Friday: The Hitchhiker
Extra Credit Links: