August 22-26, 2005
Monday, August 22: Teacher Prep. Day
Tuesday, August 23: Teacher Prep. Day
Wednesday, August 24: Welcome Back!
Thursday, August 25
- Sign My Yearbook: Expectations for the Year
- The Usual Handouts:
Hall Passes, AR Contracts
- Sign My Yearbook! (Expectations Realized)
- First Term Reading Project: Biography/Autobiography
Friday, August 26
August 29- September 2, 2005
Monday, August 29
Tuesday, August 30: Computer Lab
Wednesday, August 31: Back-to-School Night (7:00 P.M.)
Thursday, September 1: Computer Lab
- Word Cells List #1: Quiz next Thursday
- Writing Trait #2 (Organization): In-class Assignment
Ten Minutes Only: Write a story containing lots of specific descriptions
and actions. The story must have a coherent plot (beginning, middle,
end), and it must take place in a span of time NO MORE THAN 10 MINUTES
LONG. All the action has to happen in that short time span. Use lots
of transtions to keep the action organized so your reader can make sense
September 5-9, 2005
Monday, September 5
Tuesday, September 6
- Online Essay: Baseline Score
Given everything you have learned and reviewed about the first two writing
submit a persuasive essay to the Online Essay Scoring
system. You may choose your topic from any of those presented when you
log in. (You will need your login name and password. I told
you not to lose it!) Type up and save the essay in another word processing
program and then copy/paste it into the Online scoring field before
clicking "Submit Essay for Scoring."
- Don't forget your AR contracts tomorrow!
Wednesday, September 7: AR Contracts due!
- Journals: Pick one! (Put your name on it too!)
- Journal #1: How is ninth grade treating you so far? Discuss. (75+
- Note: Journals do not leave the classroom.
- The Pigman:
Thursday, September 8: Honors English Meeting (3:00 P.M.)
- Journal #2: Who make the best friends--those of the same sex or those
of the opposite sex? Why? What advantages are there to each?
- Word Cells List #1 Quiz
- The Pigman: Meet John (Chapter 1)
Friday, September 9: Have Auto/Biography in class!
- The Pigman: Meet Lorraine (Chapter 2)
- Journal #3: Study Questions
- Read Chapters 3 & 4
September 12-16, 2005
Monday, September 12
Tuesday, September 13
Wednesday, September 14
- The Pigman: Motifs and Foreshadowing
- Read Chapter 7
- Study Question/Matching Activity (in journal)
- (Finish study questions from yesterday if not done.)
Thursday, September 15
Friday, September 16
September 19-23, 2005
Monday, September 19
Tuesday, September 20
- The Pigman: Chapters 11 (aloud)
- Journal #5: You know you're an adult when.... (75 words)
- Chapter 12 (silently)
- Study Questions (in journal)
Wednesday, September 21
- The Pigman: Chapters 13 & 14 (aloud)
Thursday, September 22
Friday, September 23: Computer Lab
September 26-30: Test Week
Monday, September 26
Tuesday, September 27: Last Day for AR Extra Credit
- Outlines due!
- Computer Lab
- Pigman Essay
Wednesday, September 28: Testing Day (30-minute classes)
- Begin Pigman In-Class Final Exam (Use your notes!)
Thursday, September 29: Testing Day (30-minute classes)
Friday, September 30
- Word Cells Quiz #2
- Preliminary Research: Write 10 questions you can't answer (in journal).
Monday, October 3: Biography Notes
- Journal #1: How was the first half of the term? (90 words)
- Cells List
#3: Quiz Thursday!
- Communication: Defining the Terms
(Writing Notes: Never Lose!)
- Homework: Bring in some functional text tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 4
- Check/Discuss functional texts (homework)
- Journal #2: I need help with__________. (Complete the thought and
discuss the things you need help with.)
- I-Search: Beginning the Process (pp.207-209/Language Text)
- Sample I-Search: Pages 196-199/Language Text)
Wednesday, October 5: Parent-Teacher Conferences
- New Seats
- Journal #3: Write the dialogue you wish I'd have with your parent(s).
- Early Research: Summarizing (pp. 200-202)
- Assignment: Worksheet on Writing a Summary
Thursday, October 6: Parent-Teacher Conferences
- Journal #4: Write the dialogue you think I would actually have
with your parents.
- Word Cells List #3 Quiz
- Summarize "The Creation According to Mythology"
2005: Ribbon Week!
Monday, October 10: ETI Meeting (7:15 A.M.)
Tuesday, October 11: Budget Committee Mtg. (3:15 P.M.)
Wednesday, October 12: SOM Breakfast (7:15 A.M.)
Thursday, October 13
- Journal #5/Discussion: What did you think of yesterday's assembly?
Did students behave appropriately? What was the MAIN problem? (Consider
the following: Purpose, Expectation, Timing, and Logistics.)
- Word Cells Quiz #4
- Finish Olympians PowerPoint
(Click the above link only if you have PowerPoint on your computer!)
- Have you
Friday, October 14
October 17-21, 2005
Monday, October 17: Computer Lab
Tuesday, October 18: Computer Lab
- Turn in Term Project: Bio Essay+Six-trait Evaluation+First Draft+Notes
(If you have not turned in notes previously, make a note next to your
name on the front page so I can be sure to score them.)
- Mythology Project: Last day to work on
it during class
(Due Next Wednesday, Oct. 26)
(AR Points are figured in now! You have until next Wednesday to get
- Have you
Thursday, October 20: Vote
all night! Sleep all day!
Friday, October 21: Vote
all night! Sleep all day!
October 24-28, 2004
Monday, October 24
- WORD CELLS QUIZ #5 IS TOMORROW!
- Journal #6: What are you passionate about? Discuss.
- Bio Essay Six-Trait Feedback/Scores
- Issues of Concern: Comma Splices, Run-ons, and the Difference Between
a Narrative Book Report and a Character Sketch
- Flash Presentation: What is a Sentence?
- Have you
Tuesday, October 25
- Journal #7: What do you think of the AR program? Why?
- Word Cells Quiz #5
- Literature Text: Epic and Myth (pp. 639-646)
- Mythology PowerPoint Presentations must be delivered to me today!
- Have you
Wednesday, October 26: AR Points due!
Thursday, October 27
Friday, October 28: Last Day of the First Term
"Did I miss anything?" This is the most annoying question students
who have been absent can ask. My usual sarcastic reply is something like
this: "Oh, heck no! We knew you were gone, so we just sat around all day
and looked at each other. You don't really think I'm going to assign work
on a day you're not here, do you?" So, in order to keep everyone
(students and their parents) apprised of what exactly is going on each day
in class, I am going to put it here. Check back often!
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