Dearborn Public Schools

In Class Assignments

Hello Students,

I’m sorry that I will not be there with you today. Your day will go as follows,

Bellwork: Silent Reading for 10 minutes.


1. Pick a DIFFERENT C.E.R prompt than the last one you chose from the Eleven by Sandra Cisneros C.E.R choice sheet. You must create a new T-Chart and Paragraph. Remember, you MUST color code your paragraph. This entry will be a QUIZ grade. Make sure to give it your best effort (DUE TUESDAY 2/10/20)

2. If you finish your T-Chart and paragraph response, you will complete the following IXL exercises:

F- G,1
G- G.1, G.2

3. If you finish your IXL exercises, you will continue working on February Journal Square #1 (must be written from first person point of view).

4. If you finish all of your assignments, you may silently read your reading book or a scope magazine from the top of the chrome cart.

1. Eleven T-Chart and C.E.R paragraph
2. It Feels Good to Laugh and Emotional Health (choose 2 of the 7 articles, construct entry into Book of Knowledge.
3. February Journal Square #1- Must be written from First Person P.O.V
4. Drawing Inferences and Conclusions Practice (STARS). class codes:
1st– 6YH2NY
5th- VVPQ7G


“Mars” C.E.R- due, Friday, January 17th
‘AUD’ Word Nerd Entry and January Journal Square #1- due, Wednesday, January 22nd

5th Hour
“Mars” C.E.R- due, Tuesday January 21st
‘AUD’ Word Nerd Entry and January Journal Square #1- due, Wednesday, January 22nd

NWEA Language Assessment on Thursday and Friday, January 22nd-23rd


The following words should be added to the Selection Terms section of your Wordtopia which means they are BLUE WORDS:

“Would You Go to Mars?”

  1. appeal (uh-PEEL) noun or verb; As a noun, appeal means a request or plea for something
    badly needed or wanted. A country may put out an appeal for help during a crisis.
    If something appeals to you, it attracts or interests you. Appeal can also mean to ask for something
    you badly want or need. For example, you might appeal to your parents to let you adopt a pet.
  2. colonize (KOL-uh-nahyz) verb; To colonize is to establish a colony—that is, a settlement—in
    a new place by sending a group of people to live there
    . The term is most often used when people
    create a community in a place where there are few or no people already living.
  3. cosmic radiation (KOZ-mik rey-dee-EY-shun) noun; Cosmic is an adjective that means
    “related to or having to do with outer space.” Radiation is a type of energy that is released in the
    form of waves or rays. Cosmic radiation is radiation found in space. It is dangerous for humans to
    be exposed to cosmic radiation.
  4. elite (ih-LEET) noun or adjective; The elite is the group thought to be the best or most
    . At a movie premiere, you might find yourself among the elite of the entertainment
    industry. When people talk about “the elite,” they mean the richest, most powerful people in
    As an adjective, elite means “seen as being the best in quality.” An elite dance school, for
    example, is one that accepts only the best dance students and is known for its excellent teachers.
    5.innovation (in-uh-VEY-shun) noun; An innovation is a new device, idea, or way of doing
    . Steve Jobs, who was in charge of Apple, was responsible for a great number of
    innovations in the computer industry.

6.plot (PLOT) noun or verb; A plot is a plan or scheme to accomplish something, especially
something mischievous or evil
. If you are an evil scientist in a comic book, you might develop a
plot to take over the world. As you probably know, plot can also refer to the sequence of events in
a story.
As a verb, plot means “to make a plan”—and in particular, a secret or sinister plan. You and your
little brother might plot to swipe a couple of brownies from the kitchen.

Below, I have included the actual annotation starters that can also be found in the notes section of your binder, and a reminder of what exactly an annotation is and how to construct one.
Annotating an Article
What does it mean to annotate? Annotating means to make notes as your closely read, and analyze any piece of writing. Another way to say annotate your text is “talk to the text”.

Below, I will list things that you should make sure that you are doing when you annotate; and also, some mistakes that people make all the time while annotating.

1.Put your name on the article.
2. Read with a pencil/ pen in your hand.
3. Circle any unfamiliar or infrequently used words or phrases. (Guess and write the definition in the margins using context clues).
4. Underline at least six sentences or points the author makes that are interesting to you. You must then respond using textual connections:

a. Text to self: Put yourself in the other person’s shoes or situation. What would you do, think,feel, etc.
b. Text to text: Connect this article to something else you have read (a book),heard(radio/news),or seen(T.V. Show)
c. Text to world: Connect this to the society that you live in. How does the topic of the article apply to today’s society? Explain.

Common Mistakes:

1. Underlining sentences without proper annotation.
2. Making only one-word comments (“wow”, “nice”, “sweet” is not acceptable).
3. Putting ☺or 🙁 without explanation.
4. Annotating only half of the article.
5. Writing comments on a separate sheet of paper and attaching it to the article
6. Adding inappropriate language (slang, rude comments, bad words).
Annotation Starters

  • I’m thinking…….
  • I’m wondering……
  • I’m noticing…….
  • I’m picturing…….
  • This reminds me of…..
  • I figured out that…..
  • I just learned…..
  • This made me feel…..
    REMEMBER-  Labeling Text Features is PART of Annotation!!!!!
  •  I think this means…..
  • I really agree/disagree because…….
  • This made me change my mind about…..
  • Now I understand……
  • I don’t understand……
  • I think the point is……
  • The big idea is…..
  • This part is really saying…..
  • This makes me want to change the way I…….
  • A question I have…..
  • I cannot understand why he/she/they……
  • I predict that…..
  • What would happen if…….
  • This is great because…..
  • This is horrible because…..
  • I don’t like this part because…..
  • This is my favorite section because…..

    http://’Life on Mars’ Online Video Link
  • 12/9/19-12/13/19
  • Friday, 12/13/19
  • Students, I apologize for my absence, today in class you will be reading a narrative titled Brothers.
  • You will respond to all of the multiple choice questions (1-8). For questions 9 and 10, you are required to construct a C.E.R paragraph.

You may use a headset from the box under the Promethean board if you would like to listen to the narrative read to you.

To access the text, students must do the following:

1. Go to
2. Sign in with their user name and password (username is their school email, password is their student ID number).
3. If Readworks asks you for a class code, they are the following:
1st– QC32DE
5th- KXRH5F


Above are the instructions, class codes, usernames and passwords. All work is due by Saturday, December 14th at midnight. See you all on Monday,

Mrs. Nasser- Karkaba


Monday and Tuesday
Below are the links for the Figurative Language Study Guide. The Figurative Language Test will be on Wednesday, 12/4/19.

Novemeber Journal Square #2 due Thursday (12/3)– You must include 1 example of an idiom and 1 example of alliteration in your response!

Class Code
1st– F6WRVH
2nd– TF24GT
5th– 5J7WHN

Username: Student ID#
Student ID#

Students will be given a specific amount of time to work on the following Flocabulary assignments in class. They have the option to work on these assignments over the weekend as well:

1. Personification
2. Idioms
3. Alliteration and Assonance
4. Hyperbole
5. Onomatopoeia
6. Similes and Metaphors


The following words should be added to the Selection Terms section of your Wordtopia which means they are BLUE WORDS:


All of the following terms can be found in the narrative The Run, Parts 1-5.

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