Yay...last week of track out! We are working on skills in class (main idea versus theme, identifying figurative language, reading non fiction text and determining meaning of words and inferencing). There is no homework this week...Book Fair tomorrow, Benchmarks on 11/29.
1st period-completed their end of unit assessment and shared with me via google
3rd, 4th and 6th-Introduced to Unit 2-Medieval monologues. Novels (Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!) were passed out and students will be responsible for bringing their novel and workbook to class every day.
In class, students from 3rd, 4th and 6th class completed their expository essays. Students from 1st period will have an extra day tomorrow to complete since they did not start on theirs until today.
No homework-HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Wed., we will be introduced to our Middle Ages monologues and compare and talk about the adversities and compare/contrast eras.
Parents-I have lots to share. If for some reason your child is not able to log in to their google classroom to show you what they are doing (there should not be any issues though), it is here for you to view on this site. Please take a moment to review all the information that I have for your child for their END OF UNIT ONE WRITING ASSIGNMENT. We have been working on this writing process for several days last week and they are ready to start writing their final product.
Parents and students...there will be a chance to retake Part 1 of your Mid Unit assessment that you can take for a quiz grade.
**Parents and students-based on data from all students Module 2B 10 question multiple choice quiz...I will be assigning a nightly homework assignment that will be posted in Google classroom and after each reading, there will be a 10 question multiple choice response that each student will have to answer. This is a MUST for all students and will be an expectation that all students will complete each night. Once I have seen data from these results, I will then make a decision at a later date to either continue or not. Thank you for taking these nightly reading assignments seriously.
10/23-In class, students completed part 2 of their mid unit assessment. This part of the quiz is where they filled in their research task cards based on their reading homework from last week. (Black Death). I then explained/showed the students how to access their homework.
IF A STUDENT HAS COMPUTER ISSUES-they will need to complete the assignment during smartblock.
10/24-All students received their narrative essays back and we reviewed their grade. In class-we are preparing students to write their expository essay based on their research regarding adversities from their group of people during the middle ages. ALL INFO WILL BE UPLOADED IN GOOGLE CLASSROOM AS WE NEAR THE TEST DAY.
In regards to the test, we are spending much time looking at the rubric for how the students will be assessed for their writing.
Homework-NEWSELA assignment through Google classroom
10/26-We have continued to work on the planning stage of our expository essay. The students will then be writing out their final drafts starting on Monday of next week.
The students have been doing a really good job of really trying to understand the expectations of the writing rubric and I know that they will continue to put their best effort in all that they do.
NO HOMEWORK FOR 10/26 or 10/27
Mon.-10/16-In class we reviewed Excerpt 1 of Middle Ages and distinguished the difference between summarizing for main idea and theme. This was role modeled for the students and they had to make corrections to handout 9 of their workbook. Students worked on writing their summaries. All students were given a packet that included 3 informational texts that relate to the Middle Ages that will be used as a resource for their mid unit assessment that begins on either Wed, or Th. For homework, students must read pgs 8-11 from packet and annotate.
Thursday, 10/19- All week students have been practicing for their mid unit assessment. It has been researched based and analyzing text with similar theme (adversity) and developing research questions. Students have then been gathering "data"...textual evidence to support their key details and then summarizing what they have learned.
All students were given a copy of the text that their mid unit assessment will be based on. This mid unit assessment will probably take the students all class period on Friday, 10/20 and possibly until Monday.
Homework for the week has been reading the text provided for their mid unit assessment.
10/9-All students turned in their final narratives via Google Doc.
10/10-. This quarter we will be reading “Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!” The setting is the Middle Ages, and we are focusing on the theme of adversity. We will spend the first couple of weeks researching the Middle Ages using informational texts before we dive into the book. Later in the quarter, we will be reading poetry.
**No homework** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MODULE 2 WORKBOOK CAN BE FOUND IN STUDENT'S GOOGLE CLASSROOM AND ON THE WEEBLY.
10/11- In class we read an excerpt on Middle Ages and identified unknown words and tried to find adversities outlined in text. (Remember, the theme of this 9 weeks is "adversity".) We digged deeper in the text, talked about the "gist" , identified adversities and used textual evidence to support our responses and discussed how the M.A's began and ended . Students filled out a "word Catcher" in their workbooks for unknown words.
Homework-pg. 5-7 in workbook. Make sure questions are answered in complete sentences.
Here is a online copy of your Module 2 workbook....please use when needed.