December 14 2018

Friday 12/14/18 – Language Arts

Good Morning, Class!

Please come in quietly and take out:

  • headphones / earbuds
  • Chromebook

Per. 1 (8:15-9:05) – Language Arts

Group 1: Open Informational Text Elements: Story of the South on StudySync

  • Define: Read and Annotate –> Access 2 doc
  • Vocab: Share examples
  • Model: Discuss using sentence frames
  • Practice: Arrange events in chronological order

Group 2: Open Heroes Research Project on Classroom

  • Fields choose a group leader to create and share slides
  • Begin making your part of presentation

Per. 2 (9:08-9:56)

Rosa Parks: My Story

Learning Target copy

Learning Target:  Students will be able tdefine vocabulary words using context and perform an initial reading of a text and demonstrate comprehension by responding to short analysis and inference questions with textual evidence.

Open Close Read: Rosa Parks: My Story assignment on StudySync

  • Read: Re-read and Annotate for Skills Focus questions. Be ready to discuss.
  • SyncTV: ACE Think questions
  • Write: Read prompt, examine Student Model, plan personal narrative/map out

Homework:

  1. Read 25+ pages and log (on Biblionasium/Destiny):
    1. Title/author
    2. p. ____ to p. ____
    3. BTH (1-2 sentences: Who? What? When? Where?) + 1 visualization, thick question, use of context clues, or inference
  2. Finish unfinished assignments on StudySync (except for Close Read: Rosa Parks: My Story)
  3. Academic Vocab Lesson 5 (due Fri. 12/21)

Per. 3 (10:01-10:49) – Speech & Debate

Please take out:

  • Duet scripts

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Duet Performances

Johan, Marcus, Sophia, Jennifer, Celine, Kaitlyn, Alina: Report to auditorium for per. 4 assembly

Julian, Sophia, Alina – Remember pizza lunch!

December 13 2018

Thursday 12/13/18 – Language Arts

Good Morning, Class!

Please come in quietly and take out:

  • Duet Script

Per. 3 (9:33-10:47) – Speech and Debate

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Learning Target copy

Learning Target: Students will be able to utilize appropriate speaking and expression skills in performing a duet script.

Per. 2 (11:36-12:50) – Language Arts

Please come in quietly and take out:

  • Our Heroes book from bin
  • Chromebook

Group 1: Re-read 2: Story of the South

Group 2: Continue researching your person’s heroic qualities and impact

Connotation and Denotations - Rosa Parks: My Story

Learning Target copy

Learning Target:  Students will be able to define and identify connotation and denotation and explain how these affect the meaning or tone of a text.

Open Connotation and Denotation assignment on StudySync

  • Define – View video and discuss:
    • 0:19 – What does a word’s “cultural connection” refer to? Can you think of a word (or words) that has a connotative meaning derived from a certain cultural connection? How did this particular connotative meaning come to exist?
    • 0:42 – Similar to the “child” example, brainstorm some other words with neutral denotations and place them in a context in which the connotation gives it a completely different meaning. How do words work together to create meaning?
    • 0:56 – Why do you think authors use words with specific connotations? Why don’t they just state what they mean directly?
  • Define: connotation, context, denotation, dictionary, positive or negative
  • Define – Discuss:
    1. What are some possible words one might use to describe the character of a woman such as Rosa Parks?
    2. What is the denotation of each word?
    3. What is the connotation of each word?
  • Model – Watch for the following:
    • 0:20 – The students state that because the story is an autobiography, they are getting what?
    • 1:13 – What strategy do Isaiah and Alex use to figure the connotation of the word “light”?
    • 2:25 – Morgan says “I realized that, by playing with the meanings of words, you can actually make your message stronger.” How does Monica’s explanation of the negative connotation of “complied” support Morgan’s statement?
    • 3:02 – How do the students use denotation and connotation to understand the consequences Parks could have faced for her actions?
  • Model – Read and Annotate:
    • highlight important words
    • ask questions about word choice
    • identify places where the Model applies the strategies laid out in the Identification and Application section
  • Model – Discuss:
    1. What’s the first step this Model uses to begin looking at connotation and denotation?
    2. Why does the Model start by determining the word’s definition instead of just trying to determine its associated or emotional meaning?
    3. How does the Model determine the connotation of the word “light”?
    4. How does the Model determine the connotation of the word “complied”?
    5. How does the Model determine the connotation of the word “manhandled”?
    6. Which strategy from the Define section of this Skill lesson does the Model use to determine denotation?
    7. What are some other examples of connotation from the passage?
  • Your Turn: Read passage and answer the two questions
  • Write: Use Rosa Parks: My Story in white book

 

Homework:

  1. Read 25+ pages and log (on Biblionasium/Destiny):
    1. Title/author
    2. p. ____ to p. ____
    3. BTH (1-2 sentences: Who? What? When? Where?) + 1 visualization, thick question, use of context clues, or inference
  2. Complete Connotation and Denotation lesson and turn in on StudySync.
  3. Academic Vocabulary L5 (on StudySync) due Fri. 12/21.
December 12 2018

Wednesday 12/12/18 – Language Arts

Good Morning, Class!

Please come in quietly and take out:

  • headphones / earbuds
  • Chromebook

Per. 2 (8:15-9:29) – Language Arts

  • Group 1: Re-read 1: Story of the South
  • Group 2: Continue research and note taking

Nominate a classmate for Student Recognition at today’s Team Huddle

Informational Text Elements - Rosa Parks: My Story

Learning Target copy

Learning Target: Students will be able to define and analyze informational text elements.

Open Informational Text Elements assignment on StudySync

  • Define: What are Informational Text Elements?
  • Model: Read and annotate
  • Your Turn: Read the passage and answer the questions
  • Write: Apply what you learned about informational text elements

Homework:

  1. Read 25+ pages and log (on Biblionasium/Destiny):
    1. Title/author
    2. p. ____ to p. ____
    3. BTH (1-2 sentences: Who? What? When? Where?) + 1 visualization, thick question, use of context clues, or inference
  2. Finish Informational Text Elements and turn in on StudySync.
  3. Complete Academic Vocabulary L5 and turn in on StudySync (due Fri. 12/21).

Per. 9 (9:33-10:21) – Advisory

December 11 2018

Tuesday 12/11/18 – Language Arts

Good Morning, Class!

Please come in quietly and take out:

  • headphones / earbuds
  • Chromebook

Get informative essay turned in on StudySync

Per. 1 (8:15-9:05) – Language Arts

Group 1: Open First Read: Story of the South on StudySync

  • Work on Vocab with partner
  • Read/listen and annotate
  • Using Language: Pronouns

Group 2: Open Heroes Research Project on Classroom

  • Read directions for project
  • Choose focus field
  • Research to choose individual

Per. 2 (9:08-9:56)

Rosa Parks: My Story

Learning Target copy

Learning Target:  Students will be able tdefine vocabulary words using context and perform an initial reading of a text and demonstrate comprehension by responding to short analysis and inference questions with textual evidence.

Open Rosa Parks: My Story assignment on StudySync

  • Intro
  • Vocab
  • Read and Annotate
  • ACE Think questions

Homework:

  1. Read 25+ pages and log (on Biblionasium/Destiny):
    1. Title/author
    2. p. ____ to p. ____
    3. BTH (1-2 sentences: Who? What? When? Where?) + 1 visualization, thick question, use of context clues, or inference
  2. Finish Rosa Parks: My Story assignment and turn in on StudySync
  3. Academic Vocab Lesson 5 (due Fri. 12/21)

Per. 3 (10:01-10:49) – Speech & Debate

Please take out:

  • Greek myth (group that did not perform on Friday)
  • Duet scripts

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Duet Script Rehearsal

December 10 2018

Monday 12/10/18 – Language Arts

Good Morning, Class!

Please come in quietly and take out:

  • Chromebook

Those who were absent on Friday see Friday’s blog post on how to edit and proofread your essay and turn in on StudySync.

Per. 1 (8:15-9:05) – Language Arts

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T1 Reflection:

Per. 2 (9:08-9:56)

Introduction: Our Heroes

Learning Target copy

Learning Target:  Students will be able to explore background information and do research around the concept of what makes a hero.

Open Introduction: Our Heroes assignment on StudySync and Unit 4 Introduction assignment on Classroom

  • Complete Unit Introduction
  • Open Blast: Our Heroes assignment on StudySync

Homework:

  1. Read 25+ pages and log (on Biblionasium/Destiny):
    1. Title/author
    2. p. ____ to p. ____
    3. BTH (1-2 sentences: Who? What? When? Where?) + 1 visualization, thick question, use of context clues, or inference

Per. 3 (10:01-10:49) – Speech & Debate

Please take out:

  • Greek myth (group that did not perform on Friday)

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Choosing Duet Scripts

  • Practice Day 1