Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thursday 9-21-17

Week #6
Unit 1: Crafting Meaning Through Storytelling
Warm-Up:
Library Check-Out
Mini-Lesson:
Together, we will read and annotate the text about Simone Biles.
Focus Lesson:
Today we will learn how to bring a sense of closure to a story by providing a resolution to the plot; having a character or narrator come to a realization; and/or having a character or narrator reflect on the impact of the experiences of the narrative.
Examples of Narrative Endings
Narrative Rubric
When to Change Paragraphs
Rules for Punctuating Dialogue
Class Work:
Narrative Ending Rewrite:
Use your plan (Plot Map) to guide you as you rewrite the ending to the story Amigo Brothers.
Be sure to:
* Write from the same perspective
* Include a well-balanced mixture of dialogue and narration
* Include falling action events that lead to a solution
* End with a resolution that solves the conflict.
Homework:
Finish the Narrative Ending Rewrite for Amigo Brothers. This is due tomorrow!
OMG Fact:


Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Wednesday 9-20-17

Week #6
Unit 1: Crafting Meaning Through Storytelling

Warm-Up:
10 Minutes of independent writing (in your writer’s notebook)
Mini-Lesson:
None today.
Focus Lesson:
Today we will review how to identify the plot of a short story. Then we will closely examine the falling action events and the conclusion for the purpose of rewriting a story ending.
Class Work:
Together we will complete the PLOT MAP for Amigo Brothers.

Use the back of your PLOT MAP to plan the rewriting of the ending of Amigo Brothers. Use the falling action and resolution boxes to record your ideas for how you will rewrite the ending of the story. Remember, the conflict still needs to be resolved at the end of the story.

Polar bear fur is not white, it’s clear.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday 9-19-17

Week #6
Unit 1: Crafting Meaning Through Storytelling

Warm-Up:
10 Minutes of independent reading
Make sure your reading log is up-to-date!
Mini-Lesson:
We will use our vocabulary foldable to help reinforce the learning of new words and concepts used in language arts.
Today’s words: Theme & Analyze
Focus Lesson:
Today we will closely examine the plot of Amigo Brothers  in order to analyze how the setting shapes the characters and how the theme is developed.
Class Work:
Annotate the short story Amigo Brothers, looking specifically at how dialogue and setting shape the theme.
Homework:
Finish you vocabulary foldable and the entries for the words theme and analyze.
OMG Fact:
Queue is the only word in the English Language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.
Study Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays before school (7:45 am) with a pass.

We will begin reading The Outsiders and The Giver next Monday (9/26).

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday 9-18-17

Week #6
Unit 1: Crafting Meaning Through Storytelling
Warm-Up:
10 Minutes of independent reading
Update Reading Log:
* Entries are complete; no missing information
* Everything spelled and capitalized correctly
* Kept up-to-date
* Accurate genre (not just “fiction”)
Mini-Lesson:
Today we will learn the classroom procedure for turning in late or revised assignments.
Focus Lesson:
Then, we will make a vocabulary foldable to be used to help reinforce the learning of new words and concepts used in language arts.
Class Work:
Last day for class time to work on your essay. It's due today!
Homework:
Plan to attend one or two study sessions this week if you are not finished with your essay. Remember, you cannot work on it at home because it's an assessment.
OMG Fact:
It takes about three apples to make one glass of apple cider.

Study Sessions: Tuesdays and Thursdays before school (7:45 am) with a pass.

We will begin reading The Outsiders and The Giver next Monday (9/26).

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday 9-15-17


Week #5
Unit 1: Crafting Meaning Through Storytelling
Warm-Up:
3 Minute Chit-chat
10 Minutes of independent reading
Small group conferences with Ms. Brownell
Mini-Lesson:
None today.
Focus Lesson:
None. Today is a workday.
Class Work:
Continue reading and annotating Amigo Brothers.
--OR--
Work on writing the final copy of your analytical essay.
Homework:
30 Minutes of independent reading. Make sure that your reading log is up-to-date.
OMG Fact:
In Chinese, the KFC slogan “finger lickin’ good” comes out as “eat your fingers off” in its literal interpretation.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Thursday 9-14-17

Week #5
Unit 1: Crafting Meaning Through Storytelling

Warm-Up:
10 Minutes of independent reading
Small group conferences with Ms. Brownell
Mini-Lesson:
Together, we will read and annotate the poem City Autumn. Then we will answer the TBQs.
Focus Lesson:
Today we will learn how to work with a peer to help us revise our writing by using a checklist to guide our thinking.
Class Work:
Continue reading and annotating Amigo Brothers.
--OR--
Work on writing the final copy of your analytical essay.
Homework:
30 Minutes of independent reading. Make sure that your reading log is up-to-date.
OMG Fact:
The first product to have a barcode was Wrigley's gum.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Wednesday 9-13-17

Week #5
Unit 1: Crafting Meaning Through Storytelling

Warm-Up:
* Three-minute Chit-Chat
* Review Unit #2 Novel Choices
* 10 Minutes of independent writing
List of Prompts
Mini-Lesson:
None today.
Focus Lesson:
Today we will learn how to cite the source for the evidence we are using in our analytical essay.
Class Work:
Continue reading and annotating Amigo Brothers.
--OR--
Work on writing the final copy of your analytical essay.
Homework:
30 Minutes of independent reading. Make sure that your reading log is up-to-date.
OMG Fact:
The only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end is your tongue.