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Week of December 4

Posted by Dale Donelson on December 4, 2017 in Class News |

* This week in Geography, we will:

 

“North America – The Physical Landscape”

Areas of Canada, USA, Mexico, Central America, and The West indies

 

 

This week in ELA , we will:

 

Writing: Comparing Themes

Cause and Effect Skills

 

Mini-Lesson: “Is Goodness Always Rewarded?”

Story:  “”Yeh-Shen: a Cinderella Story from China”

 

DLR (Daily Language Review) : Week 11

– nightly assignment / review: quiz on Fridays

 

Latin / Greek Root Words: “tract”  – students have a small sheet of paper for the root word with 3 words circled and a weekly activity pages they complete each week including definitions and word usage.

 

Continue with using our Reading Logs (all handouts / assignments will be found in their Reading Log section of their binder) – 4 handouts include

– “My Novel” : title, author, pages, setting, point of view, types / examples of

conflict, theme

– ” Main Characters”: character names, role in novel, physical characteristics, personality traits

– “Reading Journal” – nightly entries throughout the week

Students will be required to fill out nightly their reading journal with a 5-7 sentence summary of what they read for the day (generally around 20-30 minutes) as well as continue to add to their “Main Character” sheet

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Week of November 27

Posted by Dale Donelson on November 27, 2017 in Class News |

* This week in Geography, we will:

 

Unit 2 Exam: Retake – Wednesday (parent signed exam needed as well as all assignments turned in for unit)

“Family Tree” Share

“Introduction to North America” Unit – “People, Places, Things” Chart

Review: World Map

“North America – The Countries”

“North America – The Physical Landscape”

United States and Canada: Physical Features

 

 

This week in ELA , we will:

 

Writing: Comparing Themes

Cause and Effect Skills

 

Mini-Lesson: “What Build’s Confidence?”

Story:  “The Jacket”

 

DLR (Daily Language Review) : Week 9

– nightly assignment / review: quiz on Fridays

 

Latin / Greek Root Words: “tract”  – students have a small sheet of paper for the root word with 3 words circled and a weekly activity pages they complete each week including definitions and word usage.

 

Continue with using our Reading Logs (all handouts / assignments will be found in their Reading Log section of their binder) – 4 handouts include

– “My Novel” : title, author, pages, setting, point of view, types / examples of

conflict, theme

– ” Main Characters”: character names, role in novel, physical characteristics, personality traits

– “Reading Journal” – nightly entries throughout the week

Students will be required to fill out nightly their reading journal with a 5-7 sentence summary of what they read for the day (generally around 20-30 minutes) as well as continue to add to their “Main Character” sheet

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Parent Conferences / Student Progress

Posted by Dale Donelson on November 14, 2017 in Class News |

Due to my absence at parent conferences, I would like to extend the offer to either meet after school, call home, or email anyone who would like to talk to me about their child’s progress. I’ve been out due to a severe case of Pink Eye  – I’m hoping to be back on Wednesday. Please email me at donelsd1@dearbornschools.org if you would like me to contact you.

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Week of November 13

Posted by Dale Donelson on November 13, 2017 in Class News |

 

* This week in Geography, we will:

 

Map Review: World Population

“Culture” Student Share – Thursday *students may bring in up to 5 items to share

“Influences of Human Migration”

  • Why do people migrate?
  • What effect is migration having on cities?

“Economic and Political Systems”

  • What are the categories of industry?
  • What are the basic economic systems in use around the world?
  • What are the important types of government?

Unit Exam: Friday

Topics: land and water forms, natural resources, 4 kids of resources, weather and climate, climatic regions, population: patterns, density and growth, human migration, economic and political systems

Unit Review: Thursday

Students have gone over binder organization in class/ all items for review have been discussed – see Geography Page for Binder Table of Contents

 

This week in ELA , we will:

 

Writing: Comparing Themes

Cause and Effect Skills

 

DLR (Daily Language Review) : Week 6

– nightly assignment / review: quiz on Fridays

 

Latin / Greek Root Words: ”      ”  – students have a small sheet of paper for the root word with 3 words circled and a weekly activity pages they complete each week including definitions and word usage.

 

Continue with using our Reading Logs (all handouts / assignments will be found in their Reading Log section of their binder) – 4 handouts include

– “My Novel” : title, author, pages, setting, point of view, types / examples of

conflict, theme

– ” Main Characters”: character names, role in novel, physical characteristics, personality traits

– “Reading Journal” – nightly entries throughout the week

Students will be required to fill out nightly their reading journal with a 5-7 sentence summary of what they read for the day (generally around 20-30 minutes) as well as continue to add to their “Main Character” sheet

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Week of November 6

Posted by Dale Donelson on November 6, 2017 in Class News |

 

* This week in Geography, we will:

 

Map Review: World Population

“Culture”

  • “What is Culture?” Lesson
  • Presentation of “Irish Culture”
  • Discussion: Own Culture – how to inquire about it
  • Assignment: Complete “Culture” Chart

* students will go over grade from last semester – revisit goal and see if it needs to be adjusted / modified

 

This week in ELA , we will:

 

Argumentative Writing: Student choose a topic (from choices given)

Draft / Peer Editing / Revision / Final Draft – Will be completing all stages this week in class – Final (with all components): Due Monday: November 13 with parent signature

 

 

Continue: Class Novel – Seedfolks

 

Continue with using our Reading Logs (all handouts / assignments will be found in their Reading Log section of their binder) – 4 handouts include

– “My Novel” : title, author, pages, setting, point of view, types / examples of

conflict, theme

– ” Main Characters”: character names, role in novel, physical characteristics, personality traits

– “Reading Journal” – nightly entries throughout the week

Students will be required to fill out nightly their reading journal with a 5-7 sentence summary of what they read for the day (generally around 20-30 minutes) as well as continue to add to their “Main Character” sheet

 

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Week of October 30

Posted by Dale Donelson on October 29, 2017 in Class News |

 

* This week in Geography, we will:

 

Map Review: World Climate Areas

“Earth’s Human and Cultural Geography”

  • Population Patterns in Places and Regions
  • Influences of Human Migration

* students will go over current grade – card marking ends Friday …. all late / missing work due by Wednesday

 

This week in ELA , we will:

 

Continue focusing on components of Argumentative Writing:

Can A Game Play You?

Article: “What video games can teach us”

Article: The Violent Side of Video Games”

– students will make a claim and support it with evidence

 

Continue: Class Novel – Seedfolks

 

Continue with using our Reading Logs (all handouts / assignments will be found in their Reading Log section of their binder) – 4 handouts include

– “My Novel” : title, author, pages, setting, point of view, types / examples of

conflict, theme

– ” Main Characters”: character names, role in novel, physical characteristics, personality traits

– “Reading Journal” – nightly entries throughout the week

Students will be required to fill out nightly their reading journal with a 5-7 sentence summary of what they read for the day (generally around 20-30 minutes) as well as continue to add to their “Main Character” sheet

Daily Oral Language: Week 5

Latin / Greek Root Words: ”      ”  – students have a small sheet of paper for the root word with 3 words circled and a weekly activity pages they complete each week including definitions and word usage.

 

 

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Week of October 23

Posted by Dale Donelson on October 23, 2017 in Class News |

This week in Geography, we will:

 

School-wide “Circle Map” Activity: We will be introducing / working on a personal Circle Map – personal map about themselves and what influences they have had

  • Presentation: “Influences” Circle Map

 

“Climate and Vegetation”

Difference between Weather and Climate

The Impact of Wind and Water

World Climate

World Vegetation

Map: World Climate Areas

Activity: “Understanding Charts”

 

 

This week in ELA , we will:

 

Continue focusing on components of Argumentative Writing:

Story: continuation of “Tuesdays of the Other June”

Continue: Class Novel – Seedfolks

Continue with using our Reading Logs (all handouts / assignments will be found in their Reading Log section of their binder) – 4 handouts include

– “My Novel” : title, author, pages, setting, point of view, types / examples of

conflict, theme

– ” Main Characters”: character names, role in novel, physical characteristics, personality traits

– “Reading Journal” – nightly entries throughout the week

Students will be required to fill out nightly their reading journal with a 5-7 sentence summary of what they read for the day (generally around 20-30 minutes) as well as continue to add to their “Main Character” sheet

Daily Oral Language: Week 4

Latin / Greek Root Words: ”      ”  – students have a small sheet of paper for the root word with 3 words circled and a weekly activity pages they complete each week including definitions and word usage.

 

 

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Week of October 16

Posted by Dale Donelson on October 16, 2017 in Class News |

This week in Geography, we will:

 

School-wide “Circle Map” Activity: We will be introducing / working on a personal Circle Map – personal map about themselves and what influences they have had

 

 

Geographic Factors and Natural Resources

  • recyclable
  • renewable
  • nonrenewable
  • energy resources

 

This week in ELA , we will:

Go over NWEA results – students will determine their Reading & ELA goals for the year and see what areas each student will focus on.

Continue with using our Reading Logs (all handouts / assignments will be found in their Reading Log section of their binder) – 4 handouts include

– “My Novel” : title, author, pages, setting, point of view, types / examples of

conflict, theme

– ” Main Characters”: character names, role in novel, physical characteristics, personality traits

– “Reading Journal” – nightly entries throughout the week

Students will be required to fill out nightly their reading journal with a 5-7 sentence summary of what they read for the day (generally around 20-30 minutes) as well as continue to add to their “Main Character” sheet

Continue: Class Novel – Seedfolks

Daily Oral Language: Week 3

Latin / Greek Root Words: “Poly” in additional to last week’s “Uni,” &  “Bi,” – quiz next week Monday on the 3 vocabulary words / definitions for each of the 3 words selected for each root word (total 9 words) – each student has a small sheet of paper for each root word with 3 words circled and a weekly activity page they complete each week including definitions and word usage.

Continue focusing on components of Argumentative Writing:

Story: “Tuesdays of the Other June”

“Parts of Speech: Part 2 – Activity

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Week of October 9

Posted by Dale Donelson on October 9, 2017 in Class News |

This week in Geography, we will:

Hand back Unit Exam – go over all aspects of the exam

  • parent – signed exam due back Tuesday
  • Retakes are possible with parent signed exam and all assignments    completed

“Earth’s Physical Features and Processes”

Introduce Land and Water Features (definititions and drawings – will be completed in a foldable assignment sheet)

“Pangaea”

“Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Shifting Plates”

“Air and Water: Natural Resources Needed For Life”

 

 

This week in ELA , we will:

Continue with using our Reading Logs (all handouts / assignments will be found in their Reading Log section of their binder) – 4 handouts include

– “My Novel” : title, author, pages, setting, point of view, types / examples of

conflict, theme

– ” Main Characters”: character names, role in novel, physical characteristics, personality traits

– “Reading Journal” – nightly entries throughout the week

Students will be required to fill out nightly their reading journal with a 5-7 sentence summary of what they read for the day (generally around 20-30 minutes) as well as continue to add to their “Main Character” sheet

Continue: Class Novel – Seedfolks

Daily Oral Language: Week 2

Latin / Greek Root Words: “Uni” & “Bi”

Continue focusing on components of Argumentative Writing:

“Parts of Speech: Part 1 – Activity

 

 

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Week of October 2

Posted by Dale Donelson on October 1, 2017 in Class News |

Monday: Wear Blue Day – support upstanders and to stand against bullying

Tuesday: Picture Day

Wednesday: “Circle It Up” Day – activity in 1st Hour

Friday: Spirit Day – wear blue / gold or green / white to support your team

(U of M vs MSU)

 

This week in Geography, we will:

 

Continue Focus: “The 5 Themes of Geography”

  • Hemispheres
  • Latitude / Longitude – activities to find relative and absolute location

“Using the Tools of Geography”

  • compass rose
  • cardinal directions – activities
  • Key
  • grid
  • scale

Unit 1 Exam: Friday, October 6, 2017

 

 

This week in ELA , we will:

NWEA test: Make-ups.

Continue with using our Reading Logs (all handouts / assignments will be found in their Reading Log section of their binder) – 4 handouts include

– “My Novel” : title, author, pages, setting, point of view, types / examples of

conflict, theme

– ” Main Characters”: character names, role in novel, physical characteristics, personality traits

Students will be required to fill out nightly their reading journal with a 5-7 sentence summary of what they read for the day (generally around 20-30 minutes) as well as continue to add to their “Main Character” sheet

Introduction: Class Novel – Seedfolks

Introduction: Daily Oral Language

Introduction: Latin / Greek Root Words

Begin to focus on components of Argumentative Writing:

Story – “All Summer in a Day” by Ray Bradbury

 

 

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