Monday, November 24, 2014

Objective:
- Identify the five elements of plot

Homework:
- Memorize elements of plot diagram

Agenda:
- Lesson on elements of plot
- Begin reading Monkey's Paw

Friday, November 21, 2014

Objective:
- Identify the 6th signpost - Memory Moment

Do Now:
- What is the fondest memory you have of your
childhood? Why do you think this memory stuck
with you?

Homework:
- Complete Freak the Mighty 
Memory Moment signpost worksheet

Agenda:
- Do now
- Video
- Mini-Lesson
- Teacher Models lesson
- Independent work

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Objective:
- Identify the reading signpost "Again and Again"

Do Now:
- Can the name of a person affect the way
 people treat that person?

Homework:
- Complete reading "Names/Nombres" and
signpost worksheet

Agenda:
- Do Now
- HW Check
- Oral review of signposts
- Mini-lesson on signposts
- "Hatchet"
- Group work, "Names/Nombres"

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Objective:
- Identify signpost "Words of the Wiser"

Do Now:
Watch film words of wisdom...

Homework:
- Complete Words of the Wiser Wksht

Agenda:
- Do Now Clip
- Mini-lesson
- Read "Tuesday of the Other June"

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Objective:
- Identify "Tough Questions" signpost

Homework:
- No HW

Agenda:
- Review
- Mini-lesson on previous signposts
- Lesson on "Tough Questions"
- Read excerpts from "A Long Walk to Water"
and "Crash"

Monday, November 17, 2014

Objective:
- Identify Aha Moment Signpost

Homework:
- Complete signpost log for "American Slurp"

Agenda:
- Review
- Mini-Lesson
- Read "American Slurp"

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Objective:
- Identify and use the Contrast and Contradictions signpost

Do Now:
- How would you react if someone were trying to rob you on the street?

Homework:
- Written Response quiz on Monday on "Thank You Ma'am"

Agenda:
- Do now
- Check HW
- Explain objectives
- Lesson on Signpost: Contrast and Contradictions
- Read "Thank You Ma'am"

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Objective:
- Identify all types of pronouns

Do Now:
- Personal Pronoun Quiz

Homework:
- Study for pronoun quiz
- Complete pronoun study guide

Agenda:
- Pronoun Quiz
- Group work on study guide
- Review study guide

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Objective:
- Identify indefinite and interrogative pronouns

Do Now: Directions: Copy down each sentence. 
Underline the reflexive or intensive pronoun. 
Above each pronouns write R for reflexive and
I for intensive.

1) Ms. Smith found herself looking forward to the party.

2) The dog itself opened the door.

3) The cat found a hiding place for itself.

4) The principal himself yelled at the student.

Homework: 
- Pronoun packet pg 32
- Retake personal pronoun quiz

Agenda:
- Do Now
- Check HW
- Review HW
- Review Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns
- Quiz on personal pronouns
- Lesson on Interrogative and Indefinite Pronouns

Monday, November 3, 2014

Objective:
- Identify demonstrative, interrogative, and relative pronouns

Do Now:
- Directions: Copy the sentences down.  Underline the nouns.

1) Students need to learn how to write sentences and paragraphs
before they begin writing essays and articles.
2) If you want to become a better writer, it's a smart idea
to also read more books.

Homework:
- Pronoun packet pg. 31
- Memorize all personal pronouns
- Do-Now journals due on Wednesday

Agenda:
- Do Now
- Review HW
- Lesson on interrogative and relative pronouns
- Group work
- Individual work