Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Objective:
- Write a rough draft for a response to literature essay
- Identify common and proper nouns

Homework:
- Complete exercises 3 and 4, pgs. 27-28
in noun packet

Agenda:
- Quick review on common and proper nouns
- Review HW
- Library: Write rough draft

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Objective:
- Identify types of nouns:
     - Common/Proper
- Begin writing rough draft of essay

Homework:
- Complete handouts pg 25-26

Agenda:
- Mini-lesson on nouns
- Teacher models examples
- Student smartboard work
- Student individual work
- Library: begin writing rough drafts

Monday, October 20, 2014

Objective:
- Identify the setting and determine how it
affects the plot and characters

Do Now:
- What holiday puts you in a good mood?
Explain how the holiday affects you.

Homework:
- Read and complete pg. 30-33 in wkbk

Agenda:
- Setting -> plot/character diagram
- Identifying good evidence to support reasons
- Begin wkbk pages

Friday, October 17, 2014

Objective:
- Identify and use vocabulary in context
- Analyze a response to literature mentor text

Do Now:
- Describe an ideal weekend during fall.
What activities would you do?

Homework:
- Complete pgs 25-26 in wkbk

Agenda:
- Vocabulary quiz
- Read mentor texts
- Begin prewriting activities

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Objective:
- Publish and print argumentative essay
- Identify and use vocabulary in context

Homework:
- Study for vocabulary quiz using quizlet
- Quizlet link 1
- Quizlet link 2

Agenda:
- Print out argumentative essays
- Practice vocabulary using iPads

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Objective:
- Complete "Gift of the Magi"
- Revise, edit, and republish argumentative essay
- Identify and define irony

Homework:
- Complete and print final draft 2

Agenda:
- Finish reading "Gift of the Magi"
- Type and print final draft 2 of argumentative essay
- Mini-lesson on irony

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Objective:
- Complete reading comprehension check 1
- Read "Gift of the Magi"

Do Now:
- What is the greatest act of kindness you have ever
experienced or seen? Use details to describe your Do Now.

Homework:
- No HW

Agenda:
- Complete reading assessment 1
- In groups, read "Gift of the Magi"

Friday, October 10, 2014

Objective:
- Complete reading comprehension check 1
- Read "The Gift of the Magi"
- Identify vocabulary from "Gift of the Magi"
- Brainstorm for response to literature essay

Do Now:
- What was the greatest gift you've ever received?
- What do you think would be the best gift for your parents?

Homework:
- Finish vocab word maps

Agenda:
- "Mystery of the Tides" Reading Comp Check
- Read "Gift of the Magi" in Common Core
- Create word maps from
- Begin brainstorming on pg. 25

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Objective:
- Review vocabulary from "Ready to Serve"
- Use the RACE graphic organizer in an answer

Do Now:
- Would you ever join the military if there were a war?

Homework:
- pg. 17 and 18 in common core

Agenda:
- Review vocabulary HW
- Teacher will model RACE graphic organizer
- Students will read and answer pg. 14-16 in wkbk
- Students will then use RACE organizer to answer pg. 17

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Objective:
- Compare and contrast historical fiction and nonfiction
- Create vocabulary word maps

Do Now:
- Write about an experience that required bravery.  It
may be a personal experience or an observation.

Homework:
- Complete pages 12-13 in common core
- Complete vocabulary word maps from pg 13

Agenda:
- Read and answer questions from "W.E.B. Du Bois" article
- Students work on Venn Diagram
- Teacher models vocabulary word map
- Students complete word map