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January 17-21, 2005

Monday, January 17

  • Human Rights Day
  • Thank you, Dr. King!
    (And not just for the day off!)

Tuesday, January 18

  • Welcome to the Third Term: New Classes, New Seats
  • AR Contracts: Due January 25th!
  • New Hall Passes
  • Journal #4: Midyear Reflections
  • Quiz on Elements of Fiction (so far): Use your notes!

Wednesday, January 19

Thursday, January 20

  • Journal #5: Discuss your experience with envy.
  • "The Necklace"
  • In-Class Activity

Friday, January 21

January 24-28, 2005: Esteem and Dream Week

Monday, January 24: A.M. Assembly

Tuesday, January 25: Seminar Day

Wednesday, January 26

Thursday, January 27

  • Job Shadow: No Classes for Ninth Graders
  • Study Elements of Fiction Notes for Test Tomorrow!

Friday, January 28: A.M. Assembly

  • Moving Day: Thompson's New Room is in the New Addition to the Building
  • Elements of Fiction Test (No notes!)

January 31 - February 4, 2005

Monday, January 31

Tuesday, February 1

Wednesday, February 2

  • Journal #8: Exercise 1, Page 374, Elements of Language
    (Log on to the online textbook.)
  • Review/Correct Vocabulary Assignment
  • Punctuation of Dialogue Worksheet

Thursday, February 3

Friday, February 4

  • Quotation Marks Quiz
  • Short Stories Due! Share them in class!
  • The Virtual Stapler: For Students Who Love to Staple!
    (You know who you are!)

February 7-11, 2005

Monday, Februrary 7

  • Vocabulary List #2
  • In-class assignment: Write a sentence that correctly uses each of this week's vocabulary words. (If the word can be more than one part of speech, write a sentence for each one: 15 total sentences.)
  • Grammar Rock: Adjectives/Adverbs

Tuesday, February 8

  • Computer Lab
  • New STAR Test
  • PLATO Parts of Speech Evaluation
  • How to Login to the Online Textbook

Wednesday, February 9

Thursday, February 10

Friday, February 11

  • Practice Essay (Rough Draft): Write it in class!

February 14-18, 2005

Monday, Februrary 14

  • Journal #9: Write an imaginative excuse for not having homework done or for being late to class.
  • Six Traits Review of Practice Essay: Content/Ideas
  • Content and Ideas: In-class assignment
  • Vocabulary List #3: Assignment due Tomorrow!

Tuesday, February 15

  • Vocabulary Assignment Due!
  • Computer Lab: Online Essay Scoring Activity
    (Type final essay and submit it online for scoring.)

Wednesday, February 16: Midterm

  • Journal #10: Write about your scores and the feedback you received on the essay you submitted online yesterday. How will you improve your writing for the Direct Writing Assessment on March 2nd?
  • Count up complete journals; times by 10; put a score over 100 at the end of today's journal.
  • Review Scores from Practice Essays: Methods for Improvement
  • Six Traits: Sentence Fluency
  • Assignment: Rewrite this passage to improve fluency.

Thursday, February 17

  • Vocabulary Test #3
  • Sentence Fluency: Varying Sentence Beginnings
  • Elements of Language: Pages 342-344
  • Assignment: In-class worksheet
  • Homework: Find a piece of writing that illustrates excellent fluency
    OR a piece of writing that illustrates horrible fluency.

Friday, February 18

February 21-25, 2005

Monday, Februrary 21

  • Presidents' Day: No School

Tuesday, February 22

Wednesday, February 23

Thursday, February 24

  • Vocabulary Test #4
  • Review Pages 320-327 in Elements of Literature:
    (How to Write a Persuasive Essay, According to Holt)
  • Peer/Self Evaluation of Second Practice Essay: Bring Tomorrow
  • Conventions: Punctuation Rules (Handout for Reference)

Friday, February 25

February 28-March 4, 2005

Monday, Februrary 28

  • Journal #1: How confident are you in your essay writing ability? Discuss.
  • Vocabulary List #5 & Assignment (Worksheet)
  • Job Applications Due
  • Review Scores/Comments from Friday's Online Essay
  • How's the DWA Scored?

Tuesday, March 1

  • Mock Job Interviews during English

Wednesday, March 2: P/T Conferences

  • Utah Direct Writing Assessment

Thursday, March 3

  • Utah Direct Writing Assessment
  • Thank You Note to Job Interviewer
  • Finish/Score Vocabulary Worksheet from Monday

Friday, March 4

March 7-11, 2005

Monday, March 7

  • Journal #3: Describe a time you have made a promise, taken an oath, sworn a vow, or made a commitment. Did you follow through? Why or why not?
  • Pigman Vocabulary
  • Read Chapters 1-3 aloud in class

Tuesday, March 8

Wednesday, March 9

  • Journal #4: Who make the best friends: those of the same sex or those of the opposite sex? Why? What advantages are there to each?
  • The Pigman: Read Chapter 6 (half aloud, half silently)
  • Study Questions (in journal)

Thursday, March 10

Friday, March 11

March 14-18, 2005

Monday, March 14

  • The Pigman
  • Journal #5: The Assassin at the Bridge Test
  • Read Chapter 10
  • Study Questions (in journal)

Tuesday, March 15

  • The Pigman
  • Read Chapters 11 (aloud) & 12 (independently)
  • Study Questions (Worksheet: Side 1)

Wednesday, March 16

Thursday, March 17

Friday, March 18

  • Motifs in The Pigman: Worksheet
  • All worksheets due

March 21-25, 2005

Monday, March 21

Tuesday, March 22

  • Computer Lab: AR Test on The Pigman
  • Pigman Essay: Write it today!

Wednesday, March 23: Accelerated Reader Points Due!

  • The Pigman Final Test/Essay

Thursday, March 24: Third Term Ends!

  • Review Pigman Test
  • Memorable Teacher Assignment: Who is your Pigman?
  • Finalize Grades: Extra Credit due!

Friday, March 25

  • No School for Students
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