Erichment: We finished chapters 9 & 10 today. Tomorrow, you will finish the vocabulary for these chapters along with starting a project for the book that will be due just before you start your final project.
Language Arts: We worked on a word search of verbs and verb phrases that we will use to write 15 sentences on Wednesday. Then we learned a little bit about giving directions. Basically, how specific they must be to get the outcome you want. The students were divided into pairs, and one student received a blank piece of paper while the other was given a sheet with a drawing on it. The students with the drawing were to communicate to their partner through verbal instructions how to draw what was on the paper. After completing the first drawing they traded places, were given a second drawing, and asked to repeat the process. Some found this process easier than others, but it got the point across that instructions must be clear and to the point. Homework: Bring a DEAR Book both on Thursday and Friday of this week.
Enrichment: The students were given the table of contents for the first folder check. They spent time organizing their folders and working on the vocabulary for chapter 9.
Language Arts: The students took the DGP 10 quiz and completed a reading comprehension worksheet that covered
Enrichment: Due to Mrs. Hanse not feeling well, the kids were able to take a break today. We watched a movie, but we will back at the novel tomorrow.
Language Arts: Finished the DGP for the week, and continued with student presentations. Two of the four classes finished their presentations today. Homework: Study for DGP Quiz
Enrichment: We finished reading chapter 8, and then the students used the dictionary to define the vocabulary for that chapter. The last few minutes of class we read a little bit of chapter 9.
Language Arts: The students completed Day 3 & 4 of the DGP, and the remainder of class we continued with the presentation of their persuasive research papers.
Enrichment: Today the students made sure that all of their vocabulary work for chapters 1 - 7 was complete, and they started on the vocabulary for chapters 8 -10 by completing the "Guess Before Reading" column. Everyone wrote a short summary of the first 7 chapters and a prediction for the next three chapters.
Language Arts: DGP is back. After trying a different approach to the last DGP sentence, Mrs. Cole and I didn't feel we were accomplishing what we set out to do, so we are returning to the old method. The DGP for this week can be found on the DGP tab if you want to start studying early for the quiz on Friday. We completed Monday and Tuesday today. I am offering the Friday morning study session this week at 8:30 on 2/24. The rest of class time was spent presenting the postage stamp papers.
Enrichment: You played a review game, took a quiz over chapters 6 & 7 and wrote a cinquain poem about one of the characters and yourself.
Language Arts: Periods 4 - 6 turned in their papers and worked on test corrections for the Adjective Adverb Test.
7th period worked on their papers. Remember your papers are due first thing Tuesday. Check yesterday's blog for the order of everything.
Enrichment: We finished reading chapters 6 & 7, as well as, defining all of the vocabulary for those two chapters. At the end of class, the students started a quotaion response exercise. The students were given the following six quotes from the book and asked to respond to the quotes as if they were part of the story.
1. “Let me stay. I can keep Red company. You can take your time.” (Maxie says to Cowboy)
2. “Good. That takes care of one of them. “ (Biddy says to Danny)
3. “Then there’ll just be you, you little crumb.” (Biddy says to Priest)
4. “You won’t be chirping like that when we get through with you.” (Priest says to Biddy)
5. “One thing I can tell you, though, whatever it is, you won’t like it.” (Priest says to Danny)
6. “You’ll have to get me first, creepo.” (Danny says to Priest)
They could give the character advice, or create dialogue with them as part of the dialogue. This will be finished tomorrow at the beginning of class.
Language Arts: Students finished getting peer and teacher reviews of their persuasive/research papers before moving to the computer lab to begin typing their papers. Tomorrow will be our only other day in the lab, so if you don't think you will be able to finish, I would suggest that you bring a flash drive to class tomorrow. That way you can save your paper to it and be able to finish at home tomorrow nighgt. Remember, the papers are due at the beginning of class on Friday. Check yesterday's blog for all of the material that needs to be handed in with your final copy. This is a final assessment grade.
Enrichment: Students wrote a prediction about what they think will happen in chapters 6 & 7 of Someone is Hiding.... They finished looking up the dictionary definitions for the vocabulary, and we started reading chapter 6.
Language Arts: All classes worked on their rough drafts for the persuasive/research paper. Some students were able to have their paper read and graded by two of their peers, as well as, Mrs. Hanse or Mrs. Cole. The rough drafts will be checked for completion tomorrow before students will be allowed to begin typing. I am attaching the link to the rubric for the paper at the bottom of this post and on the project page. Homework: Finish your rough draft, so it can be graded by two of your peers and you can begin typing tomorrow.
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