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Friday, March 27th, 2015

Week of March 23, 2015
Monday:
Objective: Act I – At the beginning of the play, the judge instructs the jurors before sending them off to deliberate on the fate of a defendant accused of killing his father. The objective of this lesson is to ensure that students understand legal concepts that will enable them to grasp important issues in the play.
Classwork- Take Juror parts- read Chapter 1.
Discussion questions:
- Why does the judge give the jury instructions?
- Why are the jurors sent to a restricted area to conduct the deliberations?
- What is testimony?
- What is a unanimous verdict?
- Should decisions made by a jury be by majority vote? Why? Why not?
- Who is responsible for proving the defendant’s innocence?
- What is reasonable doubt?
- What is first degree murder?
- What is a mandatory penalty?
• Why is a play to be heard and seen not just read?
• Take notes on 1. Character portrayal 2. Discussion questions.
No Homework- Parcc tomorrow
Tuesday:
Objective: Vocabulary is an important part of comprehension. Students will focus on vocabulary – words to know for comprehension of text.
Predictions, interpretations, and inference are also an integral part of comprehending text. Students will use close reading skills to analyze quotes and make characteristic evaluations.
Classwork:
• Vocabulary packet
• Quotes
• Predictions
Homework- complete classwork by Friday
Wednesday:
Objective: Portray characters in play.
Classwork:
• Act II
• Packet
• Turn in Paragraphs
Homework: Work on packet.
Thursday:
Objective: This lesson is to ensure that students understand legal concepts that will enable them to grasp important issues in the play.
Classwork:
Work on Packet- Completed packet due Wed, 4/1- test on Wednesday, April 1st
Homework: Packet- Be sure to finish reading your book by Monday, April 6th- book report due Friday April 10th.
Friday
Objective: Vocabulary is an important part of comprehension. Students will focus on vocabulary – words to know for comprehension of text.
Predictions, interpretations, and inference are also an integral part of comprehending text. Students will use close reading skills to analyze quotes and make characteristic evaluations.
Classwork:
• Read Act III
• Continue working on Packet
Homework: Packet- Be sure to finish reading your book by Monday, April 6th- book report due Friday April 10th.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Week of March 16, 2015
Monday
Objective: Students will begin to understand how internal conflict may result in prejudicial characterization and assumptions.
Classwork:
• Read crime/case summaries that involves racial/criminal profiling.
• Focus a response for an essential questions-1. Is the justice system fair to everyone? Criminals and victims. 2. Is profiling something we do subconsciously?
• Review vocabulary
Homework: Read and annotate articles to form an opinion on profiling. Fill out a word map for the word Justice and the word Profile
Tuesday
Objective: Share thoughts about essential questions pertaining to prejudice which will lead to comprehension of text- 12 Angry Men
Classwork:
• Socratic Seminar
• Quick Write
No Homework due to PARCC
Wednesday- Parcc
Thursday:
Objective: Students will begin to understand how internal conflict may result in prejudicial characterization and assumptions.
Classwork:
• Discuss characterization sheet- 5 minutes
• Review Lizzie Trial for reverse discrimination
• Jigsaw information
• Write a “group” article.
Homework- Review play- 12 Angry Men for potential parts in the play. Look up additional information about Lizzie Borden trial
Friday:
Objective: Students will begin to understand how internal conflict may result in prejudicial characterization and assumptions. Students will be able to summarize facts and write a comprehensive article.
Classwork:
• Jigsaw information
• Categorize articles
• Write an article that summarizes information
Homework- Complete article- turn in on Monday.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Week of March 9, 2015
Monday
Objectives:
• Students will recognize consequences to behavior
• Students will recognize social and political structure.
• Students will comprehend how an essential question reaches across text and universally
Classwork:
• Work in groups to complete packet for Chapters 8-10
• Work on dialectical journal.
Homework:
• Complete dialectical journal and packet.
• Creative Writing essay due tomorrow.
Tuesday- Half Day
Objectives:
• Assess work for skills- strengths and weaknesses
Classwork:
• Fill Folders- go over test
Homework:
• Write Fate Response- due tomorrow.
Wednesday:
Objectives:
• Comprehend text and identify character motivation.
Classwork:
• Write Common Assessment for PARCC practice.
No Homework.
Thursday
Objectives:
• Recognize common threads between text and analysis.
• Identify author’s style for continuation of story.
Classwork:
• Complete Common Assessment Test
• Review Multiple Choice and Written Response
• Rewrite Written Response.
Homework: Comparison Sheet
Friday
Objectives:
• Recognize common threads between text and analysis.
• Identify author’s style for continuation of story.
Classwork:
• Complete Parcc Continuation- key points to include: What are the KEYS for, What is the Secret, Did the city survive? Why was he in the Salt Caverns in the 1st place? Where is he going? What was happening in the City?
• Choose book for 4th quarter book report.
Homework: Animal Farm/Holocaust Response

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Week of February 23, 2015
Monday 2/23
Objectives:
• Read for comprehension.
• Understand theme- provide evidence
Classwork:
• Prepare for Socratic Seminar tomorrow—discuss Chapters 5-7
• Fill out summary sheet and Theme.
Homework:
• Review Chapters 5-7
• Complete Assignments and turn in on Wednesday
Tuesday 2/24
Objectives:
• Convey thoughts/ideas
• Synthesize information
Classwork:
• Socratic Seminar to recap chapters 5,6,7 and Theme
• Fill out Dialectical Journal
Homework:
• Packet and Timeline due tomorrow.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Objectives:
• Understand how theme is identified.
• Identify relevant support for theme.
• Demonstrate through analysis- how evidence supports theme.
Classwork:
• Turn in Timeline, 5-7 packet, and political speech.
• Work on completing your dialectical journal.
Homework:
• Complete your Dialectical Journal
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Objectives:
• Understand how theme is identified.
• Identify relevant support for theme.
• Demonstrate through analysis- how evidence supports theme.
Classwork:
• Peer Edit Dialectical Journals
• Review Thematic Statement
• Write and share Thematic Statements.
Homework:
Review packet 5-7 for test tomorrow.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Objectives:
• Understand how theme is identified.
• Identify relevant support for theme.
• Demonstrate through analysis- how evidence supports theme.
Classwork:
• Test on chapters 5-7
• Response to theme.

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Week of February 9, 2015
Monday 2/9/15
Objectives:
• Comprehend author’s purpose.
• Imitate parody.
Classwork:
• Discuss Chapter 4
• Complete Chapter 4 packet
• Rewrite the Beasts of England poem- keep the same structure, format, beat. Choose a topic that parodies the meaning behind Old Major’s song.
Homework:
Complete Packet and the reading of chapter 4 by tomorrow, Work on poem- due Friday.
Tuesday
Objectives:
• Synthesize information between reality and parody.
• Create written parody
Classwork:
• Read background information about Stalin and Trotsky
• Note comparisons and contrasts between Snowball and Napoleon based on the characteristics of Stalin and Trotsky
• Write ORQ
Homework:
Complete ORQ and work on Poem.
Wednesday 2/11/15
Objectives:
• Write Clearly and Concisely
• Include all elements of a well-developed essay
Classwork:
• Use Checklist to edit “Rough Draft”
• Write your response to the prompt.
Homework:
• Complete response- due Friday
• Poem due Friday
Thursday 2/12/15
Objectives:
• Comprehend parallel plot based on author’s purpose
• Understand the application of irony and its effect
Classwork:
• Reflect on test and create quarter 3 folders.
• Read Chapter 5
Snow-work:
• Read Chapters 5-7 and complete Packet
• Create Timeline
Friday 2/13/15
Objectives:
• Communicate ideas verbally with a clear “voice” and confidence.
• Display writing techniques to achieve your goal.
Classwork:
• Read poems in class
• Turn in essay and poems
• Read chapter 5 ( —7)
• Work on “Snow-work”
Homework:
Due to the “snowcation” we recently experienced, students are assigned the worked that would have been done during that time. Read Chapters 5-7 of Animal Farm, complete packet. Write the Political Speech on page 19 of the packet, and create the timeline. These assignments are due Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Week of February 2, 2015
Monday- No school, snow day
Tuesday:
Objectives:
• Recall and reestablish setting and character
• Acquire new vocabulary
Classwork:
• Review Animal Farm folder contents
• Discuss the character sheet and events from chapter 1.
• Review new vocabulary
Homework:
Be prepared for reading chapter 2 tomorrow- turn in vocabulary sentences and fill out chapter 1 handout.
Wednesday
Objectives:
• Acquire new vocabulary
• Understand character behavior and how it complements the genre of parody.
Classwork:
• Read Chapter 2 in class
• Complete handout for Chapter 2
• Choose 5 chapter 2 vocab words for word maps
Homework:
Be prepared for Socratic tomorrow.
Complete your word maps- due tomorrow.
Thursday
Objectives:
• Understand character behavior and how it complements the genre of parody.
• Analyze literature for author’s purpose.
Classwork:
• Socratic Seminar to discuss characterization
• Read Chapter 3
• Work on Chapter packet
Homework:
Read Chapter 3
Work on Chapter Packet
Friday
Objectives:
• Understand character behavior and how it complements the genre of parody.
• Analyze literature for author’s purpose.
Classwork:
• Discuss Chapter 3- the formation of the new government.
• Test on Chapter 3 and Utopia
Homework:
• Read Chapter 4 and work on packet.

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Week of January 20, 2015
Tuesday: Beginning of Animal Farm unit
Objectives:
• Research information for background knowledge.
• Classify information for relevancy.
Classwork:
• Break into groups- research assigned subjects.
• Work on areas of interest and factual knowledge.
Homework:
Continue research for presentation on Thursday
Wednesday:
Objectives:
• Research information for background knowledge.
• Classify information for relevancy.
Classwork:
• Videos – Russian Revolution, Stalin, Marx
Homework:
Prepare for presentation tomorrow.
Thursday
Objectives:
• Comprehend character traits
• Identify comparisons in an Allegory
• Reflect on individual work
Classwork:
• Present information about the Russian Revolution
• Focus on note-taking for important information.
• Fill folders
Homework:
• Check Power School for any missing assignments.
Friday
Objectives:
• Vocabulary acquisition
• Understand the importance of setting.
Classwork:
• Animal Farm Book
• Read Preface and Introduction
• Work on Vocabulary.
Homework:
Complete PARCC essay if you did not finish.

Week of January 5, 2015

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Monday:
Objectives:
• Comprehend comparisons and contrasts.
• Use inference for comprehension.
Classwork:
• Read poem aloud.
• Read poem to self.
• Answer questions on back of poem paper, 10-13
• Go over in class
• Assigned groups will discuss the two villages- what are they? How do you know? Annotate.
Homework:
• Create a graphic organizer based on the following prompt: Compare and Contrast the village on the hill to the village under the hill.
Tuesday
Objectives:
• Demonstrate understanding of comparisons and contrasts
• Write a Main Idea statement that responds to a prompt.
• Write with intent to prove your M in an organized pattern.
• Complete written response within a timed period.
Classwork:
• Using your Graphic Organizer/Outline, write your response to the Two Villages prompt.
• Check for errors before turning in your response.
Homework:
Choose a theme for the poem (#13) and write a response to support your theme- one paragraph- and yes, use METAL.
Wednesday:
Objectives:
• Recognize elements in writing that will enhance your Main Idea.
• Follow a systematic format for organization in writing.
• Recognize and comprehend the idea of theme.
Classwork:
• Use checklist to “grade” your EBR.
• Share your ideas for improvement.
• Discuss theme.
• Compare similar theme in text.
Homework:
• Write an EBR that compares theme, due Friday
Thursday: PARCC practice
Friday: PARCC practice * Turn in theme EBR

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Week of December 15, 2014
Monday:
Objectives:
• Comprehend personal perspective writing.
Classwork:
• Turn in Research Essay
• Read story about the Holocaust victim
• Begin writing story.
Homework:
• Work on written story and possibly begin illustration.
Tuesday:
Objectives:
• Comprehend personal perspective writing.
• Convey author’s purpose through illustration
Classwork:
• Continue working on project
Homework:- work on Project
Wednesday:
Objectives:
• Read Abe Lincoln in Literature Book, page 771
• Take notes on index card- facts about his life, beliefs, and Abe’s appreciation of written words that reflect his appreciation of language. Also note how Abe expressed himself in words that created images about his thoughts and dreams.
• Bring your notecards back to class tomorrow.
• There are five vocabulary words- Words to Know- write each in a sentence. Include context clues (synonyms from the definitions). Each sentence needs to include at least 10 words.
Homework:
• Complete sentences- due Friday
• Personal perspective project due Friday.
Thursday:
Objectives:
• Be able to compare author’s purpose using various articles/stories.
• Understand indirect characterization.
• Identify foreshadowing.
Classwork:
• Read Lincoln, Douglass article- answer questions 1-5
• Read writing prompt- fill out dialectical journal with evidence and analysis.
• Write response.
Homework:
• Vocabulary sentences and personal perspective project- both due tomorrow.
Friday:
Objectives:
• Present material clearly
• Show mastery of vocabulary
• Exhibit comprehension
Classwork:
• Present Projects
• Test on Lincoln
No Homework- unless you need to complete your EBR from yesterday- due Monday

Thursday, 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.