Class started with you responding to the following journal: What did you think about this chapter? Did the book go the way you thought it would or did it take a different turn?
You finished your dictionary definitions and sentences for the vocabulary for Chapters 6 & 7. The rest of class was spent playing a review game for the quiz tomorrow.
You responded to the following journal and discussed as a class how the characters in the novel were reacting to the actions of True Son. The journal was: Yesterday, we read about True Son and Gordie trying to go to the Third Mountain to see Corn Blade. They were intercepted by Uncle Wilse, Mr. Butler and another farmer. The three men especially Uncle Wilse and Mr. Butler accused True Son of running away and stealing. Do you think True Son was really running away? If not, what do you believe he was doing? If you believe he was running away; why do you think he took Gordie with him? How do you feel about True Son’s white family, and what are True Son’s feelings towards his family now?
Then you completed day 3 & 4 for DGP 7 before continuing to read The Light in the Forest and defining vocabulary words based on context clues.
There is a DGP quiz on Friday; a study session will be held on Friday, 12/2 at 8:30 in my room. If your are struggling with the DGP, come and get some help.
You responded to the following journal by predicting who said the following quotes and supporting your answers with information from the book that you currently know about each character. The quotes were:
1. “They don’t scare easy.”
2. “Go ahead. Do something stupid. Be brave, ….”
3. “Down there. The all open together.”
4. “What do we do now,…”
5. “It’s okay…it didn’t hurt. It just surprised me.”
We continued reading Someone is Hiding on Alcatraz Island, defining words based on context clues, and writing comprehension questions about the completed chapter.
We started class by writing two comprehension questions about chapter 7 of The Light in the Forest. Then we completed Day 1 & 2 of DGP 7. Finally, we continued reading the novel and writing in our reader's journal. The complete DGP is now on the DGP tab. There will be a study session Friday, 12/2 at 8:30.
I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving break. We only have 4 weeks left in this 9 week
You started class today by writing a short summary of the book Someone is Hiding on Alcatraz Island. This was journal # 9 to help you remember what the book is about. After sharing journals, everyone guessed the meaning of the vocabulary words for chapters 6 & 7. Then we read chapter 6 and defined the vocabulary words based on context clues.
You began class today by finishing the newspaper article about the return of True Son to his white parents in Paxton. Then we continued reading and defining the vocabulary words using context clues. We will complete Days 1 & 2 of DGP 7 tomorrow. There will be a DGP quiz on Friday. This will be our final DGP quiz for the 9 weeks. Mark your agendas to bring a DEAR book on Friday to read after the DGP quiz.
Students finished their "Wanted" posters and read from their DEAR books.
Quiz day today - DGP 6 quiz and chapter 1 - 4 quiz for The Light in the Forest.
Students took the quiz over chapters 1 – 4 for Someone is Hiding on Alcatraz Island. After finishing their test, they worked on the “Wanted Poster” for one of the Outlaws from the book. The “Wanted Poster” is due at the end of class tomorrow.
BRING A DEAR BOOK TO CLASS TOMORROW!!
STUDY SESSION TOMORROW MORNING, 11/18/11 AT 8:15.
The students completed day 5 of DGP 6 in preparation for tomorrow’s quiz. They also completed some comprehension questions for chapters 1 – 4 of The Light in the Forest. After finishing their comprehension questions the students worked with their partner on the Paxton newspaper article that they are writing telling about the return of True Son to his white family.
BRING A DEAR BOOK TO CLASS TOMORROW!!
HOMEWORK: STUDY FOR DGP QUIZ. RETURN YOUR DGP DAILY WORK WITH YOUR QUIZ AND RECEIVE A DAILY WORK GRADE.
The students finished writing their cinquains about one of the characters in our book and themselves and finished chapters 3 - 5 comprehension questions. We reviewed the answers to these questions and played a review game for the quiz tomorrow. DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR TWO POCKET FOLDERS BACK TO CLASS TOMORROW!!!
Class was interesting today. First we had a severe weather warning and had to take cover. Second the iRespond wasn't working properly due to the inclement weather. Finally, everything came together. We reviewed the DGP on iRespond, responded to the following journal prompt (Compare and contrast the reactions of Myra Butler (mother), Aunt Kate, and Gordie to True Son upon his return.), completed today's DGP and assigned a newspaper article to be completed in pairs. If your class didn't get to the newspaper article today, we will work on that tomorrow. Don't forget there is a study session for the quizzes Friday at 8:15.
In class today you worked on the comprehension questions for chapters 3 & 4. Tomorrow we will review those sheets, play a review game for the quiz and write a Cinquain poem if you didn't today.
Hooray!!! The iRespond review in the DGP power point finally worked like it should. From what I saw in the results, everyone needs to study the adverbs, the verb information, and the adjective. Everyone wrote a Cinquain poem after we completed Day 2 of the DGP. The Cinquain is a five line poem that follows a specific formula. The students wrote about two different characters from the book in their Cinquain. All classes finished chapter 6 and completed the reading journal.
There will be a study session for the quizzes in Language Arts this Friday, 11/18 at 8:15 in my room.
Remember the DGP is located on the DGP tab of this web site. Use this to start studying for Friday's quiz.
To All My Students and Parents:
If your student is absent, they should check with me during home room, check my blog or check the make-up book in my class room. It is not my responsibility to chase down students when they are absent. My blog is updated daily, and there is a copy of it and all worksheets in the green make-up book in my room.
Today you finished chapter 5 of Someone is Hiding on Alcatraz Island. You wrote a journal summary of the book to this point, and then worked on finding the dictionary definition of the vocabulary words. As you finished your dictionary work, you started working on the comprehension questions for chapters 3 – 5. There will be a quiz over chapters 1 – 5 on Thursday, November 17. Students are encouraged to take their vocabulary and comprehension questions home to study. We will play a review game on Wednesday in preparation for the quiz.
Today you started DGP # 6 by completing the first day activities. You completed a prediction for chapters 6 – 8 of The Light in the Forest, as well as, the guess of the vocabulary words if not completed on Friday. Then we continued reading by reading chapter 6 of the novel. There will be a quiz over chapters 1 – 4 on Friday, November 18, as well as, the DGP Quiz. There will be a study session for the novel and the DGP Quiz on Friday morning at 8:15. You may download the DGP study guide from the DGP tab.