Expectations, Procedures & Routines

Thursday 1/23/2020
Day 103

Reading comprehension & Vocabulary - David Yoo; Review prepositional phrases, subjects, & verb phrases; Summarize story

Wednesday 1/22/2020
Day 102

Advisory; EL Parent Night from 5:30 - 6:45 pm; Document a source using MLA format, comprehension questions from Web page; Continue with presentations

Tuesday 1/21/2020
Day 101

Begin documenting web addresses of research sites used in power point presentation; continue research on power point mystery presentation, contine with oral presentations of special person bio poem

Friday 1/17/2020
Day 100

Continue to proofread & edit Special Person Bio Poems: Continue with research for power point presentation; Begin presentations of both projects

Thursday 1/16/2020
Day 99

Special Person Bio Poem; Power Point Research Project on a topic of Mystery

Wednesday 1/15/2020
Day 98

Advisory - Special Person Bio Poem

Tuesday 1/14/2020
Day 97

Simple & Perfect Tenses; Review subjects & verbs; Reading Comprehension Questions

Monday 1/13/2020
Day 96

Vocabulary; Oral Reading & Comprehension Questions; Response to Questions in Writing and Orally with complete sentences

Friday 1/10/2020
Day 95

Assembly; Reading comprehension practice; Writing for specific audiences - bring ideas back to the group to incorporate

Thursday 1/9/2020
Day 94

Review summaries; Audience you are wrting for and reading comprehension: Prepositions/Prepositional Phrases

Wednesday 1/8/2020
Day 93

Advisory (XELLO); Five Sentence Paragraph Practice - Opinion; Review Simple Verb Tenses

Tuesday 1/7/2020
Day 92

Proofread & Edit EL Parent Night Invitations; Complete Descriptive Sentences Using Adjectives, Nouns, & Verbs

Monday 1/6/2020
Day 91

Review adjectives & nouns; Write sentences with correct punctuation; Practice speaking and responding; EL Parent Night Invitations

Friday 12/20/2019
Day 90

Finals' Schedule - Paragraph Building - List Generation, Categorization, Organization, Topic/Supporting/Detail/Concluding Sentences; Vocabulary; Contractions - Review

Thursday 12/19/2019
Day 89

Finals' - Schedule: Paragraph Building, List Generation, Catagorization, Topic Sentence, Supporting Sentences, Detail Sentences, Concluding Sentence; Vocabulary

Wednesday 12/18/2019
Day 88

Advisory - Group Skills; Animal Farm presentations; Paragraph Construction; 1984 notes

Tuesday 12/17/2019
Day 87

Paragraph Construction; Animal Farm - theme; 1984 - notes; Lord of the Flies - Literary analysis

Monday 12/16/2019
Day 86

List Generation, Topic Sentence, Supporting Sentences, Concluding Sentence - Five Sentence Paragraph; Animal Farm notes, Lord of the Flies notesIndependent Reading & Journal Entries; Definite & Indefinite Numbers as Adjectives

Tuesday 12/10/2019
Days 82 - 85

Dec. 10 - 13, 2019: Review: subjects, helping verbs, main verbs, prepositions, prepositional phrases, contractions; Genes & DNA - comprehension questions, independent readying, journal entries

Monday 12/9/2019
Day 81

Glossary skills, vocabulary, short introduction to genes, assembly, review prepositions & auxiliary verbs, independent reading & journal entries

Friday 12/6/2019
Day 80

Elements of Fairy Tales, written summaries, independent comprehension handouts; Possessive Pronouns as Adjectives

Thursday 12/5/2019
Day 79

Comparative & Superlative Adjectives; Folktales - Elements of, Examples, Summaries: Independent Reading/Journal Entry

Wednesday 12/4/2019
Day 78

Advisory; Proper Adjectives; Independent Reading/Journal Entry

Tuesday 12/3/2019
Day 77

Review indefinite articles - 'a' and 'an'; Review One in a Million vocabulary, Quiz; Continue with Story Plot Presentations

Monday 12/2/2019
Day 76

Articles - a, an, the; Vocabulary Squares; Folktale; Sentences vs. Fragments

Tuesday 11/26/2019
Day 75

Adjectives - What are they and how they function; Writing directions in steps; Reading & Summarizing Text

Monday 11/25/2019
Day 74

Writing directions in four steps using transition words; Reading/Speaking those directions; Identifying contractions within text, Identifying the two words which make up the contraction; Reading comprehension tasks

Friday 11/22/2019
Day 73

Indefinite & definite pronouns - identify in a sentence & the antecedents, singular & plural, verb agreement; Following directions - written & spoken

Thursday 11/21/2019
Day 72

Story Plot Diagram of "The Open Window", presentation; Demonstrative Pronouns - this, that, these, those

Wednesday 11/20/2019
Day 71

Advisory; The Open Window short story, comprehension questions, summary

Tuesday 11/19/2019
Day 70

"Building Bridges" & "The Right Words at the Right Time" - comprehension questions & vocabulary, Memoirs, Characterization, Identifying pertinent information in text, responding to text, writing a summary

Friday 11/15/2019
Day 69

Superstitions and their origins; Student Written Response; Review Relative and Compound Relative Pronouns; Reading Fluency - Vocabulary/Cloze Exercise

Thursday 11/14/2019
Day 68

Vocabulary Squares - The Experiment short story, summary; Relative Pronouns

Wednesday 11/13/2019
Day 67

Advisory; Review pronouns and antecedents; Spelling Review - long i words; Factual Articles w/ comprehension questions

Tuesday 11/12/2019
Day 66

Strong topic sentence with summary of factual article; Long i words - identify & write in sentences; Pronouns - personal, compound, antecedents, object, subject, poossessive, masculine, feminine, neuter

Friday 11/8/2019
Day 65

The Clever Wife - Chinese Folktale, questions & vocabulary; Written response to Opinion Piece 

Thursday 11/7/2019
Day 64

Continue with organizing reasons/details for persuasive paragraph; Vocabulary - Chinese Folktale; Synonyms - Rewrite Declaration of Independence using more comprehensible verbiage

Wednesday 11/6/2019
Day 63

Advisory; Persuasive Paragraphs - graphic organizer, rough draft, final draft

Tuesday 11/5/2019
Day 62

Persuasive Paragraphs, Graphic Organizer; Sentence fluency, Capitalization, Punctuation, Titles

Monday 11/4/2019
Day 61

Persuasive Writing: Argument/Counter-argument, supporting details

Thursday 10/31/2019
Day 60

Plot diagram & presentation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow; Ancient Origins of Halloween - mark text, comprehension questions, & summary

Wednesday 10/30/2019
Day 59

Advisory; Jigsaw - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow parts; Informational text - Isopods; Prepositions, Subjects, Verbs; The Monkey's Paw plot diagram presentation

Tuesday 10/29/2019
Day 58

Assemby for 9th & 10th grades; Grammar Review Packet

Monday 10/28/2019
Day 57

Ballads; Science/Reading Comprehension - Plants, Isopods; Prepositions, Subjects, Verbs, Map Work

Friday 10/25/2019
Day 56

Similes & Metaphors; Prepositional Phrases; Sentence Correction; Shakespeare in Love Play; Story Plot Diagram - The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs

Thursday 10/24/2019
Day 55

Review Vietnam geography & history; Similes & Metaphors; Prepositional Phrases, Subjects, Verbs/Verb Phrases

Wednesday 10/23/2019
Day 54

Advisory; Similes & Metaphors; Plot Diagram of Hearts and Hands by O. Henry

Tuesday 10/22/2019
Day 53

Vietnam War - Vocabulary; Plot Diagram of Hearts and Hands by O. Henry; Summary of After Twenty Years by O. Henry

Monday 10/21/2019
Day 52

Review Korean War; Vocabulary Presentation; Love of Life excerpt by Jack London; Up From Slavery excerpt by Booker T. Washington; Linking vs. Action Verbs

Friday 10/18/2019
Day 51

Review Korean War; Group Work and Presentation; Identifiying prepositional phrases, subjects, verbs, and direct objects.

Thursday 10/17/2019
Day 50

The Policy of Containment in the Cold War, comprehension questions, notes: Illustrate and label map of European countries and bodies of water

Wednesday 10/16/2019
Day 49

Advisory; The Iron Curtain - notes, comprehension questions, discussion

Tuesday 10/15/2019
Day 48

Communism Reading Packet, comprehension, vocabulary, & essay questions, notes, group summary building sentences

Monday 10/14/2019
Day 47

Cold War Vocabulary Squares: Part of Speech, Definition, Sentence, Illustration; Cold War/Berlin Wall Videos - Video Notes

Friday 10/4/2019
Day 46

WW II Power Point Presentations/Evaluations

Thursday 10/3/2019
Day 45

WW II Power Point Projects; Verbs - Irregular, Regular, Progressive Form, State of Being, Action; WW II Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday 10/2/2019
Day 44

Advisory - College Door; Verb Review; WW II Power Point Research & Presentations

Tuesday 10/1/2019
Day 43

Map Skills - Continents & European Countries, Plotting Dunkirk & Normandy; The Marshall Plan;  WW II Power Point Research & Presentations

Monday 9/30/2019
Day 42

Dunkirk & D-Day; WW II Power Point Research & Presentations

Friday 9/27/2019
Day 41

WW II Japan Timeline, Hiroshima & Nagasaki; WW II Research Projects; Review Literature Questions - The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Thursday 9/26/2019
Day 40

Pearl Harbor Attack & the Battle of Iwo Jima - comprehension questions; The Boy in the Striped Pajamas review

Wednesday 9/25/2019
Day 39

Advisory; WWII Informational Text; Prepositional Phrases, Subjects, Verbs, & Infinitives

Tuesday 9/24/2019
Day 38

Introduction to WW II, Timeline, Comprehension Questions; Prepositions & Prepositional Phrases; Reading Groups

Monday 9/23/2019
Day 37

Prepositional Phrases as Adjectives and Adverbs; Reading Groups - WW II Content; WW II Video Clips

Friday 9/20/2019
Day 36

Diagram The Circuit and The Clever Wife; Present characters, setting, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.

Thursday 9/19/2019
Day 35

Review The Circuit; Read The Clever Wife and answer questions about how setting affects characters

Wednesday 9/18/2019
Day 34

Advisory - Early Dismissal; 1914 - 1941 Timeline; Brief Introduction/Review of Prepositions

Tuesday 9/17/2019
Day 33

FDR's New Deal - Social Security comprehension questions & vocabulary; declarative, negative, & interrogative sentences with do/does/did

Monday 9/16/2019
Day 32

The Great Depression - Vocabulary; Declarative, Negative, Interrogative Sentences with the Irregular Verb - To be

Friday 9/13/2019
Day 31

Parent Conferences - Early Dismissal; Presentation of 1920 essays; Dust Bowl video - notes

Thursday 9/12/2019
Day 30

Early Dismissal - Parent Conferences; Review contractions & infinitives; Five paragraph essay on the 1920s

Wednesday 9/11/2019
Day 29

Advisory; 1925 Dog Sled Run reading assignment/comprehension questions; Infinitives; 1920s five paragraph essays

Tuesday 9/10/2019
Day 28

Power outage - early dismissal; Vocabulary on The Race to Nome: The 1925 Alaska Serum Run

Monday 9/9/2019
Day 27

The 1920's reading text, video clips, quiz; contractions review

Friday 9/6/2019
Day 26

Sequencing events of a literary selection with transition words; Compound Words; WWI Webs

Thursday 9/5/2019
Day 25

Capitals - first letter of the first word in a sentence, pronoun "I", first letter of the first word in most lines of poetry, titles, people's names & initials; Review seven continents & four oceans; WWI word webs; Imperative verbs and sentences

Wednesday 9/4/2019
Day 24

World War I Review/Quiz; Russian Video/Notes; Rasputin Video/Notes


Tuesday 9/3/2019
Day 23

World War I Vocabulary & Reading Comprehension Articles; Archduke Ferdinand Presentations

Friday 8/30/2019
Day 22

The Seven Continents: Archduke Francis Ferdinand & Songs of WWI Era; Simple Verb Tense; Analog Clock - Telling Time

No School Monday, September 2, 2019 - Labor Day

Thursday 8/29/2019
Day 21

WWI/The Great War video clip; Map Work - Eastern Europe; Steps/Ingredients for a Recipe (Process); Basic Review of Analog Time

Wednesday 8/28/2019
Day 20

AZELLA Testing; Advisory - Marking the Text; Reading Informational Text

Tuesday 8/27/2019
Day 19

Subject-Verb Agreement, Past, Present, Future Verb Tenses, Irregular vs. Regular Verbs; Reading Comprehension Packet

Monday 8/26/2019
Day 18

Review verb phrases, helping verbs, main verbs; Genres - characteristics & identification; Owl Pellet Dissection

Thursday 8/22/2019
Day 17

Open House Night; Summary Paragraph on Bald Eagle Article; Five Paragraph Informational Report

Wednesday 8/21/2019
Day 16

Verb Phrases, Main & Helping Verbs; Informational Text; Advisory - XELLO sign-up & school survey

Tuesday 8/20/2019
Day 15

Verb Phrases, Main & Helping Verbs; Reading Comprehension Article & Vocabulary; Animal Informational Five Paragraph Essay; Officer Combs - Bill of Rights

Monday 8/19/2019
Day 14

Officer Combs - Bill of Rights; Picture Day; Verbs; Vocabulary for Eagle Article

Friday 8/16/2019
Day 13

Review Similes, Camouflage, Classification of Living Things, Brine Shrimp, & Mealworms Reading Articles; Present Nocturnal Animal Paragraphs

Thursday 8/15/2019
Day 12

Sub; Similes; Reading Comprehension - Classification of Living Things, Brine Shrimp Lifecycle, Meal Worm Lifecycle: Review Plural Forms of Nouns ending in -y.

Wednesday 8/14/2019
Day 11

Plural Forms of Nounds ending with -y; Informal Outline; Introduction to Classifying Animals, Lifecycle of Brine Shrimp; Lifecycle of Meal Worm Videos

Tuesday 8/13/2019
Day 10

Singulary & Plural Nouns; Main Idea Sentence & Supporting Detail Sentences

Monday 8/12/2019
Day 9

Similes & Metaphors; Vocabulary Squares; Small group work on reading packets

Friday 8/9/2019
Day 8

Venn Diagrams on reading vocabulary; Indefinite & Definite Articles - Review

Thursday 8/8/2019
Day 7

Vocabulary on Non-Fiction piece; Definite vs. Indefinite Articles

Wednesday 8/7/2019
Day 6

Advisory Schedule; Common & Proper Nouns; Narrative Summary

Tuesday 8/6/2019
Day 5

Fiction vs. Non-fiction; Vocabulary; Response to reading prompt; Comic strip summary; Collective noun review

Monday 8/5/2019
Day 4

Review nouns; Distinguish between beginning, medial, and ending sounds; Topic sentences

Friday 8/2/2019
Day 3

Reading Comprehension Packets; Summer Writing Prompts

Thursday 8/1/2019
Day 2

Review rules & procedures; Introductory Activities

Wednesday 7/31/2019
Day 1

Freshman Day