Thursday, August 2nd

  • NO PHONES!!! Put your phone in your bag, not picket, sound off.
  • The Pearl unit exam
  • Hand in any late/missing assignments BEFORE beginning the exam
  • Final essay: Rough outline, the story, theme chart out
  • Please use the paper provided, double space, no first person “I think…”, avoid contractions, use expanded vocabulary if you can, neat printing or cursive

Wednesday, August 1st

  • Book talk presentations
  • Lesson 5 vocab quiz
  • Chap 6 and final journal questions due
  • Theme chart due
  • Thesis development: what makes a good thesis?
  • Essay outline- use your theme chart to choose a quote to support in each body paragraph

Tuesday, July 31st

  • Book Talk presentations
  • Go over Lesson 5 vocabulary 5A-5D
  • Hand in Chapter 5 questions and vocab
  • Reading Comprehension for Lesson 5
  • Theme Chart due Wednesday
  • Read Chap 6 The Pearl: review chapter highlights, do vocab first

Friday, July 27th

  • silent reading
  • Hand in questions for Chap 2
  • Vocab quiz lessons 1-4
  • review of Chap 2 & questions
  • Read Chap 3 and begin questions and vocab-make sure you read the vocabulary and questions before you begin.
  • Chap 4 and questions for homework
  • Take home grammar quiz for Monday

Thursday, July 26th

  • silent reading
  • Hand in questions and vocab for Chap 1 The Pearl
  • Reading comprehension Lesson 4 vocab
  • Discuss questions and Chap 1, read Chap 2
  • Work on questions and vocab for tomorrow, theme chart
  • Reminder: Final vocab quiz lesson 1-4
  • Finish reading silent reading book

Wednesday, July 25th

  • Poetry final: please silent read when done
  • Illustrate Poetic devices due today
  • Background knowledge and quick write:
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Tuesday, July 24th

  • silent reading
  • Go over 4A-4D vocab, cloze sentence creation
  • Discuss plot for Sam McGee-can you apply the elements of plot to the poem?
  • Time to work on questions- due by end of class.
  • Illustrate Poetic Devices
  • Poetry review-sound devices
  • “Warren Pryor” read and do questions for homework

Monday, July 23rd

  • silent reading- assignment #2 due-character sketch and plot summary
  • Poetry terminology quiz
  • Lesson 4 vocab-4A-4D there will be a quiz Friday for all 4 units thus far.
  • Go over misplaced modifiers
  • 4 square analysis of “Dreams” & “My Sealed Aquarium”
  • “The Cremation of Sam MgGee”
  • 4 square analysis of Sam MgGee
  • Questions
  • Illustrate Poetic Devices-due Wed

Friday, July 20th

  • silent reading
  • go over 4 kinds of sentences: Misplaced modifiers
  • Finish sentence package
  • What is Poetry? Student booklet begin
  • How to analyze a poem using 4 square analysis
  • “July 15, 1986”, “Dreams”, and “My Sealed Aquarium”
  • Finish Identifying poetic devices for homework