Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Objective:
- Complete peer review of rough drafts
- Revise rough drafts
- Use formal language

Do Now:
- What is the one problem in school that needs to be addressed?
Imagine you are writing an anonymous letter to the principal.
How would you solve this problem?

Homework:
- Complete Common Core wkbk pg. 236-241

Agenda:
- Peer reviews
- Individual reflection
- Formal language mini-lesson
- Revise with formal language

Monday, September 29, 2014

Objective:
- Complete drafts of argumentative essays
- Self-evaluate introductions

Do-Now:
- No Do Now

Homework:
- Complete rough drafts

Agenda:
- Mini-lesson on introductions and body paragraphs
- Library: Work on rough drafts

Friday, September 26, 2014

Objective:
- Create a rough draft of an argumentative essay
- Vary sentence variety in your essay

Do Now:
- No do now

Homework:
- No HW

Agenda:
- Mini lesson on Sentence Variations
- Students will write first draft in the library

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Objective:
- Prewrite for an argumentative essay
- Identify and create an opposing claim and a counterclaim

Do Now:
- What is your opinion on the BHS school uniforms?

Homework:
- Complete pgs. 229-233 in common core wkbk

Agenda:
- Analyze brainstorming example
- Students work on brainstorming organizer (pro-con)
- Teacher reviews the web organizer
- Students use web organizer
- Teacher models outline
- Students work on outlining

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Objective:
- Identify an opposing claim and create a counterclaim
- Prewrite for an essay by brainstorming and creating an outline
- Identify and define connotation and denotation

Do Now:
- What is your favorite season of the year? Why?

Homework:
- No HW

Agenda:
- Complete analysis of mentor text
- Brainstorming activity
- Work on outlining activity

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Objective:

- Compare and contrast the film and book versions of Freak the Mighty.
- Define terms of an opinion/argumentative essay
- Introduce and identify an opposing claim within a text

Homework:

- Complete Freak the Mighty compare and contrast worksheet

Agenda:

- Complete The Mighty film
- Introduce argumentative essays
- Define terms
- Read "Pennies" mentor text


Monday, September 15, 2014

Objective:

  • Identify key information from Freak the Mighty
Homework: 
  • No HW

Agenda:
  • Freak the Mighty test

Objective:

  • Identify main themes from Freak the Mighty
  • Review and identify key information from Freak the Mighty
Do Now:
  • No Do Now
Homework:
Agenda
  • Mini-lesson on themes
  • Group work on 3 themes
  • Freak the Mighty jeopardy (groups)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Objective:

  • Sequence the plot events in chronological order
  • Identify and describe themes in Freak the Mighty
Do Now:

Who is your best friend(s)? What makes that person(s) 
a best friend? What types of things do you do when
you hang out?

Homework:
  • No HW

Agenda:
  • Students work on plot event activity (chronological order) in groups.
  • Review characters study worksheet
  • Teacher directed lesson on theme
    • Students begin citing evidence on three themes from the story