Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thursday, June 1st and Friday, June 2nd


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. 


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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


Read Chapters 22 and 23 in The Giver

The Giver ending


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tuesday, May 16th and Wednesday, May 17th


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.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Monday, May 15th


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

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



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



Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Tuesday, May 9th and Wednesday May 10th

Ch. 12 Quiz
Read Ch. 13 and 14

To Do:
Read Ch. 15 Read by next class
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



Review important scenes in Giver with charades

Read chapter 11
Discussion questions in class


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.


Finish and submit essays to turn it in


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.