December 11th, 2014

Week of December 7th
Monday-
Objectives:
Qualify relevant information to support a topic.
Use critical thinking strategies to research a topic.
Classwork:
Turn in Book Report and Library Book
Research and record information for Research Paper
Homework:
Continue research at home
Work on Essay if not completed- due Wednesday.
Tuesday:
PARCC simulation and half-day schedule.
Homework: Work on additional research and essay.
Wednesday:
Objectives:
Write clearly and coherently using notes from research.
Classwork:
All essays must be turning in by 4:00 today.
Using notes from research only- write your report.
Homework:
Obtain additional information if needed.

Thursday:
Objectives:
Write clearly and coherently using notes from research.
Classwork:
Using notes from research only- write your report.
Homework:
Complete Research if needed.

Friday:
Objectives:
Write clearly and coherently using notes from research.
Classwork:
Using notes from research only- write your report.
Homework:
Complete Research Paper if needed- turn in on Monday.

November 20th, 2014

Week of December 1, 2014
Monday:
Objectives:
• Read for comprehension and fluency
• Understand Theme
• Comprehend text-relevant vocabulary.
Classwork:
• Read Sections 7,8,9 in Night Book.
• Complete Thematic Idea sheet for sections 6-9, pages 85-120
• Write definitions for your 10 vocabulary words.
Homework:
• Complete classwork.
• Continue reading your book report book.
Tuesday:
Objectives:
• Discuss ideas with clarity and focus.
• Use note-taking skills with a focus on relevancy.
Classwork:
• Socratic Seminar and discussion to debrief from Memoir.
Homework:
• Choose two words to illustrate and write a sentence.
Wednesday:
Objectives:
• Be able to write a thematic statement.
• Categorize information based on relevancy for topic.
• Organize information and ideas to support a thematic statement.
Classwork:
• Fill in template for your thematic statement.
• Fill out Graphic Organizer so you are prepared to type your essay tomorrow.
Homework:
• Complete Graphic Organizer
Thursday:
Objectives:
• Write clearly and concisely.
• Be able to focus on theme based evidence.
Classwork:
• Using Graphic Organizer and notes, begin typing your Thematic Essay
• Use your Rubric to make strides in your writing.
Homework:
• Book Report- Due December 8th
Friday:
Objectives:
• Write clearly and concisely.
• Be able to focus on theme based evidence.
Classwork:
• Using Graphic Organizer and notes, begin typing your Thematic Essay
• Use your Rubric to make strides in your writing.
Homework:
Book Report- Due December 8th

November 18th, 2014

Week of November 24, 2014
Monday:
Objectives:
• Gain background knowledge of the Holocaust for text relevant information
• Use listening skills effectively.
Classwork:
• Listen and take notes during Holocaust presentation.
• Reflect on important information for research paper.
• Gather information to support theme.
Homework:
• Read Book Report book
Tuesday:
Objectives:
• Reflect on written work and tests to improve upon.
Classwork:
• Fill Folders
Homework:
• Read Book Report book

November 14th, 2014

Week of 11/17
Monday 11/17
Objectives:
• Comprehend relationships in written text through genre analysis.
• Read for comprehension, fluency, and enjoyment.
• Understand author’s purpose.
Classwork:
• Turn in completed essay.
• Go over Book Report Guidelines and diary excerpt.
• Choose book from Library.
Homework: Begin reading and consider responses.
Tuesday 11/18
Objectives:
• Support a thematic idea with quotes from text.
• Identify a thematic idea through the use of literary elements.
• Read with comprehension and fluency.
Classwork:
• Read Chapter 5, pages 66-84
• Record your thematic idea and record quotes to support it.
• Recognize vocabulary words in context.
Homework: Complete Section 5 worksheet and vocabulary and Fill out Socratic Sheet for tomorrow.
Wednesday 11/19
Objectives:
• Discuss an essential question for clarity.
• Write an answer to a prompt that can be supported with evidence, inference, and real-life examples.
Classwork:
• Socratic Seminar of Essential Question.
• Write questions for Holocaust Presentation.
Homework: Written Response to prompt,.
Thursday 11/20
Objectives:
• Acquire background information.
• Synthesize information from various resources.
Classwork:
• Focus on testimonies from Holocaust survivors.
• Turn in response from yesterday’s assignment.
• Fill folders
Homework: Read book for book report.
Friday 11/21
Objectives:
• Support a thematic idea with quotes from text.
• Identify a thematic idea through the use of literary elements.
• Read with comprehension and fluency.
Classwork:
• Read section 6, pages 85-98
• Record your thematic idea and record quotes to support it.
• Recognize vocabulary words in context.
• Discuss Monday’s presentation.
Homework: Read book report book

November 7th, 2014

Week of November 10 to 14, 2014
Monday Objectives:
• Develop an understanding of theme
• Identify Characterization of Relationships
• Respond to content questions accurately
Classwork:
• Quiz on Chapters 1-3
• Review Chapter 4 events
• Respond to questions on the handout
Homework:
• Turn in papers from Chapter 3 and 4 along with your annotated Poem- due Wednesday
Wednesday Objectives:
• Comprehend text for meaning
• Write clear notes that convey understanding of author’s purpose.
Classwork:
• Turn in papers from Chapter 3 and 4 along with your annotated Poem
• Read Chapter/Section 5, pages 66-84
• Analyze prompt for Socratic Seminar tomorrow*
Homework:
• Complete classwork
Thursday Objectives:
• Develop an Assertion
• Support an Assertion statement with three levels of evidence
Classwork:
• Socratic Seminar
• Write an Assertion Statement
• Plan your support of that statement by developing a graphic organizer
Homework:
• Complete Graphic Organizer
Friday Objectives:
• Write a clear, concise response to a prompt.
• Show understanding of paragraph format.
Classwork:
• Write response
• Read article when done*- work on response*
Homework:
• Finish reading article and write response.

November 6th, 2014

Week of Monday 11/3 – Friday 11/7,
Night by Elie Weisel
Monday Objectives:
• Identify examples of Foreshadowing
• Exhibit comprehension of Mood
• Relate ORQ “style” writing to any written response.
Classwork:
• Discuss foreshadowing and find examples in Chapt. Two of Night
• Review Mood- apply it to the examples of foreshadowing
• Review Graphic Organizer- for homework.
Homework:
• Complete Graphic Organizer
Tuesday Objectives:
• Observe ORQ style writing for the purpose of forming paragraphs.
• Comprehend imbedding quotes
Classwork:
• Using Graphic Organizer, write collaborative response to Mood prompt for Night
• Record Literary Terms for reference
Homework:
• Complete ORQ and Literary Terms
Wednesday Objectives:
• Recognize changes in human behavior through examples in literature
• Evaluate through inference
• Write a clear M – support with relevant text analysis
Classwork:
• Review paragraph format.
• Discuss and respond to handout questions # 1 and #2.
• Read Chapter 3 (first section was in the reading excerpt)
• Write a response for #3.
Homework:
• Complete classwork.
• Reread the Never Shall I Forget poem- annotate for clarification of ideas
Thursday Objectives:
• Analyze inference
• Communicate Ideas Clearly
• Respect opinions of others
Classwork:
• Socratic Seminar for Never Shall I Forget
• Complete response for #4
Homework:
• Complete response.
Friday Objectives:
• Analyze quotes using context.
• Comprehend characteristics of relationships
• Write developmental paragraphs that support a Main Idea
Classwork:
• Read Section 4 in Night, pages 47-65
• Answer questions using paragraph format for full responses- complete sentences for questions.
Homework:
• Complete Section 4 reading and responses.