Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, June 16th


HAPPY LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!  It's been a pleasure being your teacher.


Please take some time to add a slide to THIS slide show and write a note to an incoming seventh-grader giving them advice.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday, June 14th

Good Morning!

Today you will complete THIS evaluation of this class.  

Show me your screen when you finish, so I can give you points.

If you would like to submit comments on ratemyteacher.com, click HERE.

TO DO

Bring a stamp for your envelope if you forgot. Movie tomorrow! You may bring snacks.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Thursday, June 8th and Friday, June 9th



HAPPY LAST BLOCK DAY!

Let me know what you scored on Newsela quiz and if you did extra credit (I will give you a piece of paper and tell you what to write down)

Finish chapter 6 in The Pearl (We left off on 18:18)

We will create a playlist foryour life!  FUN FUN!  Post to our classroom blog. Here is a link to the template. Make a copy of it

TO DO 

STUDY VOCABULARY
Envelope and stamp


Monday, June 5, 2017

Tuesday, June 6th and Wednesday, June 7th

Happy Block Day

AGENDA

Quiz on Chapter 5
Read  Chapter 6
Finish SIFT and copy and past link into the chart below.

Period 1 Share your presentation here

PERIOD 2 SHARE YOUR PRESENTATION HERE

PERIOD 3 SHARE YOUR PRESENTATION HERE


SAMPLE SLIDE HERE
Newsela


TO DO

Study vocabulary
Bring a stamp and envelope on Monday

Friday, June 2, 2017

Monday, June 5th

HAPPY MONDAY

AGENDA

Finish SIFT handout

Work on Google slideshow in your assigned group.  SIFT your assigned chapters

Period 1 Share your presentation here

PERIOD 2 SHARE YOUR PRESENTATION HERE

PERIOD 3 SHARE YOUR PRESENTATION HERE
TO DO

READ CHAPTER 5 in THE PEARL. It is on the right side of my blog. You can also listen to the audio if you prefer. Be prepared for a quiz.  STUDY all VOCABULARY!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thursday, June 1st and Friday, June 2nd



AGENDA

Return vocabulary packet
Vocabulary for upcoming chapters-Context clues
Read chapter 4 in The Pearl
SIFT project  You will complete the handout individually. Then, you will work with your assigned group to complete a SIFT project for the first four chapters of the novel. 


TO DO

Read chapter 5 as homework It is in the sidebar of my blog. You can also listen on audio

Friday, May 26, 2017

Tuesday, May 30th and Wednesday, May 31st

Happy Block Day!


Parable Discuss the lessons of the story.  We will be discussing how The Pearl is a Parable. 
Game to Identify Prefixes, Suffixes, and Roots
And another
Finish Vocabulary for chapter 2. Turn in for points. 
Read chapter 3
Begin vocabulary for chapter

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, May 25th and Friday, May 26th



Happy Block Day!

Finish presentations for The Pearl.

Agree/Disagree statements for The Pearl

Create word maps for each word

Vocabulary

estuary
the wide part of a river where it nears the sea

The town lay on a broad estuary, its old yellow plastered buildings hugging the beach.


substantial

real; having a material or factual existence

She had not prayed directly for the recovery of the baby--she had prayed that they might find a pearl with which to hire the doctor to cure the baby, for the minds of people are as unsubstantial as the mirage of the Gulf.


perceptible

capable of being grasped by the mind or senses
But in the song there was a secret little inner song, hardly perceptible, but always there, sweet and secret and clinging, almost hiding in the counter-melody, and this was the Song of the Pearl That Might Be, for every shell thrown in the basket might contain a pearl.

triumphant

experiencing victory
And to Kino the secret melody of the maybe pearl broke clear and beautiful, rich and warm and lovely, glowing and gloating and triumphant.

gloat

dwell on with satisfaction
...glowing and gloating and triumphant.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday, May 23rd and Wednesday, May 24th



Finish research for presentations

Presentations/Take Notes
Introductory Statements for The Pearl
Read Chapter 1
Quote responses
Here is an example for Chapter 1-Make a copy and you can type on this form!
\HERE is an example of a quote response we did in class. YOU MAY USE IT as one of yours!

TO DO

Finish reading chapter 1 and complete two quote responses

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Monday, May 22nd

The "old" teacher is back!  I missed teaching you!

Goals:  To gain background knowledge to help us gain a better understanding of The Pearl, the next book we are reading To practice research and presentation skills.

AGENDA

Collect Giver books
Group jigsaw-there will be eight groups.  I will choose them.  Here are the topics:

1)Getting to know John Steinbeck, the author

2)Getting to know The Pearl

3)Literary elements in The Pearl

4)Setting of The Pearl

5)Coastal Terrain in The Pearl

6)Mountain Terrain in The Pearl

7)Historical Context for The Pearl

8)Colonialism in The Pearl

I will give your group the handout you need to complete the assignment. You will be completing a Google slide presentation and presenting it to the class on block day.

Thursday, May 18th and Friday, May 19th

Agenda

Read Chapters 22 and 23 in The Giver

The Giver ending

Grudgeball

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tuesday, May 16th and Wednesday, May 17th

AGENDA

Read chapters 20 and 21 in Giver

Memory Transfer
Feedback on  Memory Transfer writings-You will read your paper to a peer. They will write down questions. Try to incorporate the answers into your revision.

Revise your essay

Make sure that you SHARE your document with Ms. Smith  Click the COMMENT option, so she can comment.  NO late work accepted.

smith482@cougars.csusm.edu

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday, May 15th

HAPPY MONDAY!

Read chapter 19

Memory Transfer- Click for instructions and Rubric

You will be SHARING your memory transfer activities with Ms. Smith  You must use her email which is  Kendyl Smith smith482@cougars.csusm.edu

Periods 1 and 3 will share Tuesday
Period 2 will  be sharing on Wednesday

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thursday, May 11th and Friday May 12th

HAPPY THURSDAY and Friday

AGENDA

READ 16 and 17
Finish color activity
Memory Transfer- Click for instructions and Rubric

TO DO

READ 18

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9th and Wednesday May 10th





Agenda:
Ch. 12 Quiz
Read Ch. 13 and 14
Color



To Do:
Read Ch. 15 Read by next class
Questions
Chapter 13
  1. Why do you think the Giver’s advice is not frequently called upon?


  1. What NEW memory did the Giver give Jonas this time? Why?



  1. Why is it difficult for the Giver to have a spouse?



  1. When children grow up into adults, what happens to their parents in Jonas’s world? Why?  


  1. What happened 10 years ago?


Chapter 14
  1. Why must the Receiver have painful memories?


  1. How does Jonas change as he experiences more pain?



  1. Why do you think one of the sets of identical twins is always released?



  1. What memory did Jonas give Gabe? How did he do it and why?


  1. Why do you think Jonas was able to transmit a memory to Gabriel when he couldn’t with Asher?

Watch Video
Quickwrite- Take out a piece of paper and answer the following questions. You have 5 minutes. You should be writing for ALL of those 5 minutes.

Is color important? Why or why not? Why can only Jonas see the color red? How would Jonas describe the color red to friends and family if he were allowed to talk about his assignment? Is it hard to describe the color red to someone who has never seen it before? Why or why not?

Color Activity
Take out something to write with.
Take 1 minute to silently brainstorm adjectives and emotions for the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.



Walk around the room and write down at least 2 adjectives and 1 emotion for each color.


After you have finished adding your adjectives and emotions to the posters, walk around the classroom and see what your peers added to the posters.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Monday, May 8th



HAPPY END OF ENGLISH TESTING

AGENDA

Review important scenes in Giver with charades

Read chapter 11
Discussion questions in class

TO DO

Read chapter 12 as homework

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Monday, April 1st

Happy Monday

Goals: To finish argumentative essay and ask questions/conference with teacher as needed.

AGENDA

Finish and submit essays to turn it in

TO DO

If not finished in class, submit to turn it in by 10PM  TONIGHT
Extra credit found poem due by Monday if you would like to do it.  You must pick up your page from Mrs. Karney or Ms Smith.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th

Agenda

Read chapter  in Giver

Work on essay template (see previous posts for template)
Sample paragraph (look at sample posted yesterday)
Write essay-Ms. Smith and Mrs. Karney will help

TO DO 

Read chapter 10

Monday, April 24, 2017

Tuesday, April 25th and Wednesday, April 26th

AGENDA

Read chapter 7 and 8 in The Giver
Review template for essay
Fill in template
Mrs Karney and Ms. Smith will check over your template to make sure you are on track

If you are FOR video surveillance, click HERE to see possible thesis statements, topic sentences, and counterarguments.  If you are AGAINST video surveillance, yours would be the opposite. 

Click HERE to read a sample body paragraph.


TO DO

Finish template if not finished in class.  

Monday, April 24th

GOALS: To continue to prepare / work on our argumentative essays.

AGENDA
New seats
Review Dos and Don'ts of Formal Writing. Click HERE

Review chapter 5
Read chapter 6

Argumentative essay prompt-HERE is the packet

TO DO

Finish reading the articles in your packet and mark the text. Bring next class period

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thursday, April 20th and Friday, April 21st



AGENDA

Chapter 4 quiz (period 2)
Chapter 5
Newsela article-Read it and annotate it-It is in  your binder and on
Review FRESCAQ
Practice finding supporting evidence to support your claim

Period 1 Seating Request

PERIOD 2 Seating Request


PERIOD 3 Seating request

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18th and Wednesday, April 19th

Goals: To continue to prepare and gain knowledge that will help us write an argumentative essay.

Agenda

Read chapter 3

Hooks-Please take notes on this presentation

Arguments and Counter arguments

Read Chapter 4

TO DO

Check out book (form is posted in Monday's blog)
I will give you partial credit if you do it tonight

Friday, April 7, 2017

Monday, April 17th

AGENDA

Review chapter 1 in The Giver

Read and discuss chapter 2


Quizz izz about Miss Smith


To DO


PLEASE FILL OUT THIS GOOGLE FORM TO CHECK OUT YOUR BOOK.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Thursday, April 6th and Friday April 7th

AGENDA

Finish argumentative paragraph
Publish to Kidblog under argumentative writing/.
Comment on your assigned people's paragraphs
The Giver chapter 1

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tuesday, April 4th and Wednesday, April 5th



AGENDA

WHAT DO YOU THINK?  Answer all questions

Pick one of the topics to write a paragraph about. You must have reasons for, as well as a counterargument and rebuttal.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thursday, March 30th and Friday, April 1st

Goals:  To assess your knowledge of comma splices, run-ons, and fragments. To read and analyze a story that complements "The Giver."

Agenda:

Go Formative
Read "The Children's Story" by James Clavell
Discussion
Synectics Activity

Monday, March 27, 2017

Tueday, March 28th and Wednesday, March 29th

Good Morning!  Block Day

Agenda:

RUBRIC FOR PROJECT
Write the following with your partner:  

THEME STATEMENT

The story "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury uses symbolism, imagery, and figurative language to convey the theme that________________________.

TONE STATEMENT


  With your partner, you will write a theme statement about the story.  Then you will choose one or more words from the tone list that describes the tone of the story.


In his short story, "The  Pedestrian", Ray Bradbury symbolism, imagery, and figurative language to convey a ___________tone about a futuristic society.


Get with our assigned partner and begin working on our VOKI presentation Only ONE of you will log in, but you will create the presentation together
Look on the board to see what to put on each slide in your presentation.
Log in to voki.com and begin working on your
 project with your assigned project partner

TO DO 

We will have an assessment on Thursday/Friday. It will be on sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences

Practice here
 1. Open https://join.quizizz.com in your browser
2. Enter the 6-digit game code 191880  , and click "Proceed"
3. Now enter your name and click "Join Game!"
4. You will get an avatar, and then see a "Start Game" button. Click it to begin!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Monday, March 27th

Good Morning!  Happy Monday!

Agenda:






RUBRIC FOR PROJECT
Write the following with your partner:  

THEME STATEMENT

The story "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury uses symbolism, imagery, and figurative language to convey the theme that________________________.

TONE STATEMENT


  With your partner, you will write a theme statement about the story.  Then you will choose one or more words from the tone list that describes the tone of the story.


In his short story, "The  Pedestrian", Ray Bradbury symbolism, imagery, and figurative language to convey a ___________tone about a futuristic society.


Get with our assigned partner and begin working on our VOKI presentation Only ONE of you will log in, but you will create the presentation together
Look on the board to see what to put on each slide in your presentation.
Log in to voki.com and begin working on your
 project with your assigned project partner

TO DO 

We will have an assessment on Thursday/Friday. It will be on sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-on sentences

Practice here
 1. Open https://join.quizizz.com in your browser
2. Enter the 6-digit game code 191880  , and click "Proceed"
3. Now enter your name and click "Join Game!"
4. You will get an avatar, and then see a "Start Game" button. Click it to begin!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Thursday, March 23rd and Friday March 24th


Goals: To continue our analysis of "The Pedestrian" by SIFTing the story.

AGENDA

Meet in expert groups to find four best examples of your assigned job.

Meet in Jigsaw groups to gather two examples each of the other assigned jobs.

After meeting in all groups today, you will have your four best examples of your assigned job and two examples of each of the other jobs.  In other words, you will have a total of eight quotes.

Mrs. Karney will give you a partner.  With your partner, you will write a theme statement about the story.  Then you will choose one or more words from the tone list that describes the tone of the story.

THEME STATEMENT

The story "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury uses symbolism, imagery, and figurative language to convey the theme that________________________.

TONE STATEMENT

In his short story, "The  Pedestrian", Ray Bradbury symbolism, imagery, and figurative language to convey a ___________tone about a futuristic society.

Check this out!

Mrs Karney will then give you your log-in information for VOKI. We will spend some time "playing around" with the features.  Then, next week  you will create a presentation using VOKI.

Quizz.izz- we will review sentence fragments, comma splices, and run-ons playing this new interactive game!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Tuesday, March 21st and Wednesday, March 22nd

Today we will read "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury!

We will focus on symbolism, imagery, figurative language, theme and tone and how they help convey the theme of the short story.

Text of the Story if Absent

The story takes place in 2053 but was written in 1951!

SIFT Powerpoint

Short video of the Short Story (just one person's interpretation)

SIFT CHART TO FILL IN

SIFT CHART WITH EXAMPLE FILLED I N

Friday, March 17, 2017

Monday, March 20th

GOALS:  To continue to improve our writing and revision skills.


AGENDA-SUB TODAY

PERIOD 1-PLEASE PUT AWAY YOUR CHROMEBOOK AND PLUG IT IN TO THE CHARGER!

Copy the sentence seed below into your notebook.

The storm hit.


Add the details below to your sentence. Use proper punctuation. Don't forget that it must be  ONE sentence. NO comma splices.

  1. Specify the story or form of precipitation
  2. Identify the place where the storm occurred
  3. Tell when the storm took place
  4. Describe the damage done, casualties resulting, etc.

You can pretend you are a television or newspaper reporter and give the aftermath details of a recent storm in a particular city, town, state, etc.


REVISE THIS PARAGRAPH-You will need to make a copy first.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th

Goals: To continue to learn and apply strategies to improve our writing.


Agenda

Active vs Passive Voice-Great Resource and Examples
Notes-Remember "by zombies"!
Video
SAS Writing Reviser Lesson

Text #1

Text #2

We will be using SAS Writing Reviser.  We will open the SAS Writing Reviser Add-on and look at these two texts to learn more about active vs passive voice.  We will look at number 1 and the passive verbs. Then, we will look at the second number 2 for passive verbs.  Which is better? Why?

Now, you will open your Walter Mitty Story and begin using SAS Writing Reviser to revise for the following:

Consistent verb tense
Active voice
Run-on sentences, fragments, and comma splices

In order to receive credit, you will complete this sheet showing me what you revised.  






Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 14th and Wednesday, March 15th


Agenda

Run-ons and Comma Splices
We will take notes on the video and play a few games to practice. You may have to play the HTML versions of these games.

Play this

and this

or this


run-on is a sentence in which two or more independent clauses (i.e complete sentences) are joined without an appropriate punctuation or conjunction for example: It is nearly half past five we cannot reach town before dark.


Sentence fragments are groups of words that look like sentences, but aren't. To be a sentence, groups of words need to have at least one independent clause. An independent clause is any group of words that contain both a subject and a verb and can stand on its own. For example, 'I like cheeseburgers' is an independent clause.


Sentence fragments never have independent clauses, but instead are dependent clauses or phrases. Fragments can masquerade as real sentences because they begin with a capital letter and end with a period. If you read them more closely, you'll see that fragments don't form a complete thought. A sentence fragment is a little like having only half of the pieces to a puzzle. Without all the pieces, you won't have the whole picture.

Examples and Revisions


Fragment Phrases

Phrases are groups of words that are missing a subject or verb, or both. Phrases can also masquerade as sentences, like dependent clauses can. Here are some examples.
Here's an example missing subject and verb:
From morning until night.
This fragment can be made a complete sentence by changing it to:
I worked from morning until night.
Adding 'I' as the subject and 'worked' as the verb corrects this fragment and makes it an independent clause and a complete thought.
Here's an example of a missing subject:
Start after the weekend.
This fragment can be made a complete sentence by changing it to:
Classes start after the weekend.
Adding the subject 'classes' corrects this fragment and makes it an independent clause and a complete thought.
Finally, here's an example of a missing verb:
Some girls in the class.
This fragment can be changed to:
Some girls in the class study together.
Adding the verb 'study' corrects this fragment and makes it an independent clause and a complete thought.


Newsela-Summary Writing
Read the Newsela article in your binder about YOLO. Complete the annotations and take the quiz.
Afterwards, you will complete a summary activity with a small group. I will pick your group.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Monday, March 13th

Happy Late Start Monday!

Goals: To show you how to revise your writing for consistent verb tense. 

Agenda

Notes on consistent verb tense
We will watch a video and revise some sentences together
We will then play a Quizlet Live to Practice!


NO HOMEWORK! Enjoy your Family Night! Put away those cell phones and enjoy your family.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Thursday, March 9th and Friday, March 10th

Happy Block Day!
Book Club Reflection Today we will sign up for SAS Curriculum Pathways and begin using this awesome resource!

Click here to create an account

COPY and PASTE this code for the optional code.  r3gp7o47
Our lesson today will be on how Mark Twain supports a topic sentence with details.  You will try your hand at it too!  The lesson quick code is 1458!

Celebration/Book Club Meeting

Google Form about Book Club

Monday, March 6, 2017

Tuesday, March 7th and Wednesday, March 8th

Tuesday I will be out at a meeting. Hopefully, I will learn some amazing things to share with you when I return.

Agenda

Meet in book club-Sub will check your jobs on Tuesday.  

Meet with your group to finish your Zodiac/Character Assignment.Turn in!

Read the assigned Newsela article in your binder on wildfires. You MUST complete the annotations AS YOU READ.  Afterward, take the quiz.

Click here to sign up for Writing Reviser

CODE  r3gp7o47

TO DO

Bring two discussion questions for next book club. Everyone must bring two questions We will also be having our CELEBRATION on our NEXT block day. Bring something to share (if you would like). Store-bought items only.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Monday, March 6th

Happy Monday!

Agenda:

Review extra credit opportunity.  I will explain the option for those of you reading Tom Sawyer.

Review directions for book club project.
'Work on projects.

TO DO

Book club meets tomorrow. DO YOUR JOB. :) Celebration will be on block day either Thursday or Friday.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Thursday, March 2nd and Friday, March 3rd




Agenda

Book Club Activity-Character "Zodiac" project
You will choose three or more characters from your book ( I will tell your individual group how many).  On your poster you will write:
Character's Name
Sign you chose
Fill out this chart about why you chose the sign you chose to represent EACH  character. Therefore, you will have separate charts for EACH character.  I suggest TYPING these paragraphs and gluing them onto your poster.  Your poster should contain illustrations to go along with your writing.  
You will choose  from ONE of the below for your project.
Chinese Zodiac Signs
Native American Zodiac Signs
Celtic Tree Astrology Signs

Research/contact/tweet/email/learn about your author!

IDEAS FOR RESEARCH

  • What motivated them to write the book?
  • What experiences (if any) influenced them to write the book?
  • What else have the written?
  • When did they start writing? How long did it take for them to get published?
  • Anything else!
Newsela-Claims and Evidence activity

FRESCAQ


TO DO

Look at book club planning sheet. We only have a few more meetings. Our celebration is coming up!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Tuesday, February 28th and Wednesday, March 1st



Agenda

Turn in hw (sentence seed)
Read Around for Best story-Prizes for TOP 3
Book Club Meeting
Newsela-read and annotate article. You will be given the option of working with ONE friend for this activity

TO DO

Finish reading and annotating your article if you didn't finish in class.
Book Club

Friday, February 24, 2017

Monday, February 27th


Happy Monday and a Late Start Day!


Agenda

Turn in your Walter Mitty story if you haven't already (hard copy).
Kahoot review of last few weeks(15 questions)

Sentence seeds: Grow a sentence


The person walked down the street.

  1. Identify their occupation
  2. Include an appositive with the person’s name  
  3. Replace walked and street with more concrete word choices
  4. add adjectives for the person and the street
  5. Add adverbs and/or adverbial phrases to tell when and how the action took place
  6. Relate why this action took place.




The person cleaned.

  1. Identify the person
  2. Add adjectives to describe the person
  3. Specify what they cleaned and describe
  4. Teel how they cleaned it and what they used to complete the  job
  5. Relate the purpose of cleaning.



TO DO 

Submit story to turnitin by 10PM tonight.
Print and decorate your favorite sentence seed.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday, February 23rd and Friday, February 24th

Goals: To finish our narratives. To work on revising our writing to make it even better. To review what we've learned recently.  

Agenda

Meet in Book Clubs
Fifteen minutes to finish and/or print narratives on  Walter Mitty
Turn in narratives to turnitin. Make sure to follow Mrs. Karney's SPECIFIC instructions. 

Revise descriptive passages.
Publish to Kidblog
Comment on at least four passages.

Feedback on assignment 

Period 2 Click HERE to fill out the Google Form.

Periods 1 and 3 Click  HERE to fill out the Google Form.  THANK YOU

IF time, review the past few weeks with a Kahoot created by Mrs. Karney.  

TO DO
Bring a PRINTED copy of your Walter Mitty Narrative on Monday.
Prepare for book club

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Tuesday, February 21st and Wednesday, February 22nd


Agenda

Check homework-Did you type out your descriptive passage?  Today you will be rewriting your passage into "ordinary,boring" language.  THEN, you will rewrite it using descriptive, AMAZING language.  
Here are some examples of what you will be doing.Publish to blog (original and yours)

Work on Stories

To DO

PRINT a copy of your story.  EACH person MUST print a copy. Do NOT put your name on it. Book club job for block day.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday, February 15th and Thursday, February 16th




Agenda

Meet in book clubs. Mrs Karney will check your jobs.
Read Newsela Article (in your binder)
Complete marking the text handout Work on your Walter Mitty story.

TO DO

Book Clubs meet on block day next week. Make sure you are ready


Sunday, February 12, 2017

Monday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 14th

Goals:  To analyze the plot structure, literary elements,  and narrative techniques of a short story.  To begin formulating ideas and writing  our own story. 


Agenda:

Grow a sentence.  I will give you two sentences to "grow".

Go to Kidblog (log in with Google).  Publish your sentences from today.  Then, comment on at least THREE other people's work.  You will draw names. 

Read "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by James Thurber.
Here is a copy of the text

We will discuss these questions in a small group.  

Complete this graphic organizer.

List techniques and literary elements that Thurber used

Begin writing a narrative with your group.  

Here are the instructions.

To Do

Prepare for Book Club meeting next block day

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Thursday, February 9th and Friday February 10th

Happy Block Day!

Goals: To complete a well-written academic summary of an expository article. To continue participate in discussions about our book club book using academic language.

Agenda:

Book club meeting-I will come by to check your jobs.  You will put your matchbook and other papers in your group folder.

Finish Newsela quiz if not finished last block day.

Review the template and example for writing an expository summary.

Write expository summary of your article.  Peer feedback.

Submit summary to turnitin.com.

TO DO

Prepare for next book club meeting.