Today in L.A.W. (Homework)

4/22:
Today in Distance Learning: 
1. Watch the first video on Descriptive Writing - Figurative Language: Video One - DW Figurative Language Teaching.mp4
2. Watch the second video on Descriptive Writing - Figurative Language: Video Two - DW Figurative Language Modeling.mp4
3. "Hatchet" activity: Hatchet.docx



4/1:

Today in Distance Learning:
1. Watch the following video on Run-on Sentences: Run-On Sentences 1 PowerPoint Video.mp4
2. Complete the Microsoft Form called "Run-on Sentences": https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=6u2498L1lk2E8FhKiZE5Yut8HbfQ5OBGh64VZnscHMVUQ1hWTTZKOUdXVUFTMVBUQTBCRUtQM0wzSy4u
Optional-Extra Help Video: 
Help with Forms Run-On Sentences.mp4



3/25:
Today in Distance Learning: View the following PowerPoint: PowerPoint Distance Learning Intro Lesson.pptx
Assignment Directions and My Sample Letter: Distance Learning 1 Letter Directions and Sample.pdf



3/9:

Today in Class: Note-taking Using Cornell System (Review)
Article: Ancient Chinese Seismometer Used Dragons and Toads.docx
Video: Seismometer Notes.mp4
Sample Notes on Article above: Chinese Invention Notes MODEL.docx
Blank Note-taking Form: Session One Notetaking Form lines copy.docx



2/27:

Today in Class: Writing a Body Paragraph for an Argumentative Essay
Video: Body Paragraph Argument Essay.mp4
Model Body Paragraph Argument Essay.docx
Homework: None (unless you owe work: 3 articles read with notes from Monday)



1/30:

Today in Class: Storytelling Text Evidence
Video Part One: RaymondsRun Storytelling Part One.mp4

Video Part Two: RaymondsRun Storytelling Part Two.mp4
Homework: Gathering Evidence Boxes-and-Bullets Plan (only if didn't do it last week)



1/3:
Today in Class: Free-Write Friday
Homework: None
Grammar Assessment #4 Retake on January 9th. Review your assessment:
Grammar Assessment #4


1/2:
Today in Class: Grammar Assessment #4
Homework: FANBOYS worksheet


12/19:

Today in Class: Grammar Assessment #4
Homework: None (unless work is owed)


12/13:
Today in Class: Craft as many claims for your character as possible (just as we did with "Raymond's Run." Then, free write a story.

Homework: GPS #4 due 12/18. Assessment on 12/19.
Grammar Retake available-Complete some practice activities and review your original assessment.  Grammar Assessment 3
Retake should be taken by Wednesday, December 18 during L block.


12/12:
Today in Class: Review "Raymond's Run" and craft as many claims to describe Squeaky's personality based on her dominant traits.

Homework: GPS #4 due 12/18.
Grammar Retake available-Complete some practice activities and review your original assessment.  Grammar Assessment 3
Retake should be taken by Wednesday, December 18 during L block.


12/11:

Today in Class: Reread your short story and annotate the main character (just as we did with "Raymond's Run"). Discuss annotations with your group. Work on Evidence Chart.

Homework: Evidence Chart due Thursday.
Grammar Retake available-Complete some practice activities and review your original assessment.  Grammar Assessment 3
Retake should be taken by Wednesday, December 18 during L block.


12/10:

Today in Class: Read your short story and annotate the main character (just as we did with "Raymond's Run").

Homework: Finish annotating the character in your short story.
 Evidence Chart due Thursday.
Grammar Retake available-Complete some practice activities and review your original assessment.  Grammar Assessment 3
Retake should be taken by Wednesday, December 18 during L block.


12/5, 12/6, & 12/9:
Today in Class: Read "Raymond's Run" together and analyze the main character, Squeaky. Underline the character's actions, thinking, and words, and write down traits to describe her.

Homework: None (unless work is owed)


12/4:
Today in Class: Read Four Different Short Stories ("Stray," "Thank You, Ma'am," "The Gift of the Magi," and "The Marble Champ") (Short Stories)

Homework: Make sure you read each of the short stories and pick the one you like the best to use for this unit.


11/25:
Today in Class: Grammar Assessment 3

Homework: None (unless you didn't finish your piggy essay)


11/21:
Today in Class: Finish modeling how to use outline to write body paragraph 1. Work independently on body paragraphs 2 and 3. This will be graded, so take your time.

Homework: Finish writing body paragraphs 2 and 3; Grammar Assessment #3 on 11/25; Fix GPS #3 (only if told to)


11/20:
Today in Class: Use evidence gathered yesterday to create boxes-and-bullets plan for essay. Begin modeling how to use outline to write a literary essay--introduction and body paragraph 1.

Homework: GPS #3 due 11/21; Grammar Assessment #3 on 11/25


11/19:
Today in Class: Read "The Three Little Pigs" and take notes on how the Third Little Pig is admirable.

Homework: GPS #3 due 11/21


11/12, 11/13, 11/14, 11/15, 11/18:
Today in Class: Continue working with a partner to takes notes using the Cornell system 

Homework: GPS#3 due 11/21


11/8 and 11/11:
Today in Class: Continue working with a partner to takes notes using the Cornell system 
Article: "Rhinos in Danger" 
Model how to take notes using this article.

Homework: None


11/7:

Today in Class: Fall Self-Reflection 

Homework: None


11/6:
Today in Class: Read Sample Argumentative Essay and Hand back rubrics for On-Demand and Argumentative Paragraph 

Homework: None


11/5:
Today in Class: Review Research Assessment 

Homework: None


11/4:
Today in Class: Free-Write Monday 

Homework: None


10/29 and 10/30:
Today in Class: Note-Taking on a Nonfiction Topic Cassini Notes.mp4

Homework: None


10/25 and 10/28:
Today in Class: Note-Taking Assessment: Read an Article and Take Organized Notes Paragraph Assessment Article.pdf

Homework: None


10/21, 10/22, 10/23, 10/24:
Today in Class: Writing Argumentative Paragraphs Argumentative Paragraph.mp4

Homework: Four Paragraphs in Total (due Friday)




10/18:
Today in Class: GRAMMAR ASSESSMENT #2


Homework: None



10/10 and 10/15:
Today in Class: Read other articles and practice taking Organized Notes: Recording _6.mp4
Notetaking Chart.docx
Homework: 
*GPS #2 due Thursday, 10/17
*Grammar Assessment #2 Friday, October 18th.


10/8 and 10/9:
Today in Class: Taking Organized Notes: Recording _6.mp4
Notetaking Chart.docx
Homework: 
*GPS #2 due Thursday, 10/17



10/7:
Today in Class: Finding Relevant Evidence
Homework: 
*GPS #2 due Thursday, 10/17



10/4:

Today in Class: Free Writing

Homework: 
*GPS #2 due Thursday, 10/17



10/3:

Today in Class: Finding Relevant Evidence

Homework: 
*None



10/2:
Today in Class: Types of Evidence

Homework: 
*None



10/1:
Today in Class: Types of Evidence
Homework: 
None


9/30:
Today in Class: Plagiarizing and Paraphrasing
Homework: 
*None



9/27:
Today in Class: Free-Write Friday
Homework: 
*None



9/26:
Today in Class: Submit Essay in Illuminate and Grammar Kahoot review game
Homework: 
*None



9/25:
Today in Class: Argument Essay Benchmark

Homework: 
*None



9/24:
Today in Class: Argument Essay Benchmark

Homework: 
*None



9/23:
Today in Class: Finish Note-taking and Free Write
Homework: 
*None



9/19:
Today in Class: Grammar Assessment #1: Sentences
Homework: 
*Wear Emerald Team T-shirt tomorrow!



9/18:
Today in Class: 
Kahoot! Review
Homework: 
*STUDY!

*Grammar Assessment on Thursday, September 19.


9/17:
Today in Class: 
Review GPS and Continue Researching and Taking Notes
Homework: 
*STUDY!

*Grammar Assessment on Thursday, September 19.


9/16:
Today in Class: Research a Topic and Take Notes
Homework: 
*GPS #1 due Tuesday, September 17 GPS _1.docx

*Grammar Assessment on Thursday, September 19.


9/13:

Today in Class: Free-Write Friday
Homework: 
*GPS #1 due Tuesday, September 17 GPS _1.docx

*Grammar Assessment on Thursday, September 19.


9/12:
Today in Class: Research a Topic and Take Notes
Homework: 
*GPS #1 due Tuesday, September 17 GPS _1.docx

*Grammar Assessment on Thursday, September 19.


9/11:
Today in Class: Sentence Fragments continued
Homework: 
*GPS #1 due Tuesday, September 17 GPS _1.docx

*Grammar Assessment on Thursday, September 19.


9/10:
Today in Class: Sentence Fragments
Homework: 
*GPS #1 due Tuesday, September 17 GPS _1.docx


9/9:
Today in Class: Sentence Types Lesson Two
Homework: 
*GPS #1 due Tuesday, September 17 GPS _1.docx


9/6:

Today in Class: 
Free Write Friday
Homework: 
*"Kinds of Sentences" worksheet due Monday (front and back) Types of Sentences Writing Exercise Lesson 1.docx


9/5:

Today in Class: Sentence Types Lesson One Sentence Types Lesson 1.pptx
Homework: 
*"Kinds of Sentences" worksheet due Monday (front and back) Types of Sentences Writing Exercise Lesson 1.docx


9/4:
Today in Class: Decorating Writing Notebooks and Website Scavenger Hunt 
Homework: 
*Website Scavenger Hunt WebsiteScavengerHunt.doc
*Field Trip Permission Form due Friday, 9/13



9/3:
Today in Class: Finish Letter and Decorating Writing Notebooks 
Homework: 
*Bring in decorations for notebooks
*Field Trip Permission Form due Friday, 9/13


8/30:

Today in Class: Letter to Mrs. Rayner 
Homework: 
*Bring in decorations for notebooks on Tuesday
*Field Trip Permission Form due Friday, 9/13


8/29:

Today in Class: Review Classroom Procedures
Homework: 
*Bring in decorations for notebooks on Tuesday
*Home Contact Form due Friday, 8/30
*Field Trip Permission Form due Friday, 9/13



8/28:
Today in Class: First Day Organizational Boot Camp 
Homework: 
*Home Contact Form due Friday, 8/30
*Field Trip Permission Form due Friday, 9/13






Last Year's Stuff
6/10-Free Write
6/7-Continue drafting multiple leads

6/6-Lake Compounce
6/4 & 6/5-Personal Narrative Lesson Seven-Leads
6/3-Use techniques from mentor text in your own writing
5/31-Grammar Assessment
5/30-Finish Annotating and Review Grammar Study Guide
5/29-Personal Narrative Lesson Six-Annotate Mentor Text
5/28-Personal Narrative Lesson Four
5/24-Write a personal narrative or free write using techniques learned
5/23-Create a chart of first times, last times, and times of realization
5/22-Choose a moment from your sketch to develop into a personal narrative 
5/21-Personal Narrative Lesson Two
5/20-Possessive Pronouns
5/16 & 5/17-Personal Narrative Lesson One
5/15-Upper-Level Spelling Inventory
5/14-Revising Passages
5/13-Gallery Walk and Commas
5/10-Revising Passages
5/9-Revising Passages
5/8-Revising Passages
5/7-Turning Similes into Metaphors
5/6-Continue to Draft/Revise your Descriptive Passage
5/3-Spelling Assessment and Draft Descriptive Passage
5/2-Revise Leads and Begin to Draft Descriptive Passage
5/1-Draft Leads for you Descriptive Passage
4/30-Adjective, adjective noun phrases using senses (own picture)
4/29-Adjective, adjective noun phrases using senses (own picture)
4/26-Adjective, adjective noun phrases using senses (model with class picture)
4/25-Adjective, adjective noun phrases using senses (model with class picture)
4/24-Adjective, adjective noun phrases using senses (model with class picture)
4/23-Descriptive Writing Components 
4/22-Post Essay to Illuminate & Spelling City Practice
4/11-Greek Day
4/10-Writing Assessment: In-School Argument Essay (timed)
4/9-Writing Assessment: In-School Argument Essay (timed)
4/8-Continue Researching, craft a claim, determine three supporting reasons, and find evidence for those reasons.
4/5-Continue Researching (Class Model: Should Kids Be on Reality TV NOTES.docx) (Note-taking Form: Notetaking Chart.docx)
4/4-Argument Essay: Conclusion (Argument Essay Conclusion.pptx)
4/3-Argument Essay: Work with partner to write Body Paragraph 2 
4/2-Argument Essay: Model Body Paragraph 1 (Argument Essay Body Paragraphs.pptx)
4/1-Argument Essay: Introduction (Argument Essay Introduction.pptx)
3/28-Subject and Object Pronouns Assessment and review different techniques for opening sentences (hook)
3/27-Finish notes and craft a claim with three supporting reasons.
3/26 & 3/27-Note-taking on a two-sided issue ("Should Kids Be on Reality TV?")
3/25-Model Note-taking on a two-sided issue ("Should Kids Be on Reality TV?")
3/22-Spelling Quiz and Subject/Object Pronouns
3/21-Subject and Object Pronouns 
3/20-Subject and Object Pronouns
3/19-Subject and Object Pronouns (Subject _ Object Pronouns 2019.pptx)
3/18-Pronouns
3/14-Free Write
3/13-Spelling Practice
3/12-Gallery Walk, Last Minute Revisions, and Submit Essays
3/11-Transitioning In and Out of Quoted Evidence
3/8-Conclusion (RBI Writing a Conclusion.pptx)
3/6 & 3/7-Body Paragraphs (RBI Writing a Body Paragraph.pptx) (The Bulldog RBI Essay.docx)
3/5-Opening Sentence and Supporting Sentence (RBI Writing an Introduction copy.pptx)
3/4-Snow day
3/1-Grammar Quiz and Opening Sentence (RBI Hook - Chinese Invention 2019.pptx)
2/28-Thesis Statement
2/27-Thesis Statement (RBI Thesis Statement - Chinese Invention 2019.pptx)
2/26-Research Chinese Invention and Take Notes
2/25-Model Note-taking Structure again and continue your research
2/20, 2/21, 2/22-Research Chinese Invention and Take Notes
2/15-Free Write Friday
2/14-Finish Final Draft, Spelling Discussion, and Nouns
2/13-Final Draft for Thematic Essay
2/11-Finishing Thematic Essay and Beginning the Final Draft
2/8-Conclusions for Thematic Essays.
2/7-Body Paragraph 3 for "Popularity" essay.
2/6-Finish Body Paragraph 1 and Start Body Paragraph 2 for "Popularity" essay.
2/5-Body Paragraph 1 for "Popularity" essay (LE Session 10 Body Paragraphs.pptx)
2/4-Leads/Hooks for Thematic Essays (LE Session 10 Introduction.pptx)
2/1-Free Write Friday
1/31-Review Chart on Will's Motivations, Problems, and Lessons
1/30-Snow Day
1/29-"Popularity" recording and take notes
1/28-flash draft thematic essay
1/25-Spelling Assessment and Fl.ash-draft Thematic Essay
1/24-Annotate Mentor Thematic Essay
1/22 & 1/23-Literary Essay-Session 8: Determining Themes (LE Session 8.pptx)
1/18- Free Writing Friday
1/17-Nouns
1/16-Spelling Practice
1/14 & 1/15-Type an Argument Essay
1/11-Study and annotate a mentor argument essay
1/10-Continue reading articles and taking notes
1/9-Grammar Assessment and continue reading articles and taking notes
1/8-Choose a topic, read articles and take notes
1/7-Read articles and take notes
1/4-Grammar: Nouns
1/3-Grammar: Run-on Sentences review
1/2-Free Writing
12/18-Gallery Walk (Giving Constructive Feedback)
12/17-Annotated Model Essay and Continued Typing Essays
12/14-Spelling Quiz and Continue with Essay
12/13-Explaining Evidence
12/12-Literary Essay Explaining Evidence (LE Session 7 2018.pptx)
12/11-Typing What is Done So Far
12/10-Storytelling Evidence Independently
12/7-Storytelling Evidence independently
12/6-Practice Storytelling Evidence with a partner (LE Session 5 Day 2 2018.pptx)
12/5-Model Storytelling Evidence (LE Session 5 Day 2 2018.pptx)
12/4-Literary Essay Lesson 5 Gathering Evidence (Gathering Evidence PP.pdf
12/3-Spelling Practice
11/30-Any owed work and Free Write Friday 
11/29-Create boxes-and-bullets plan for your story (LE Session 4 2018.pdf)
11/28-Craft a list of claims for your character (LE Session 4 2018.pdf)
11/27-Reread your story and continue to annotate. Use your character trait notes to complete the Evidence Chart worksheet. (Session 2 Evidence Chart.docx)
11/26-Finish Annotating "Raymond's Run" and create a chart of the traits and evidence (LE Session 2 2018.pdf)
11/20-Spelling and Grammar Assessments; continue Reading and Annotating "Raymond's Run"
11/19-Read and Annotate "Raymond's Run" (Character Traits)
11/15-Annotate Three Little Pig Essay
11/14-Continue drafting Third Little Pig Essay (LE Session 1 The Three Little Pigs 2018.pdf)
11/13-Writing an Introduction and First Body Paragraph (Third Little Pig Essay). 
11/12-Literary Essay Lesson One (create boxes-and-bullets plan)
11/9-Spelling Test and Free Write
11/8-Taking Notes while reading a fairy tale (LE Intro The Three Little Pigs.pdf)
11/7-Run-On Sentences (Run-On Sentences Lesson Two.pdf)
11/5-Free Writing (Skill: Using Dialogue throughout of stories)
11/2-Run-On Sentences (Run-On Sentences Lesson One.pdf)
11/1-Quarter 1 Reflection
10/31-Halloween Writing Activities
10/30-Review Malala Notes and Organize them using Cornell Notes 
10/29-Note-Taking using a video (http://safeyoutube.net/w/BYUe)
10/26-Free Write Friday
10/25-Note-Taking using a video (http://safeYouTube.net/w/l4Ue)
10/24-Pass back Note-Taking and Paragraph Assessments

10/23-Note-taking format using a non-fiction article

10/22-Note-taking format using a non-fiction article
10/19-Spelling Assessment and Free Write Friday
10/18-Practice using Note-taking format with a non-fiction article
10/17-Teacher Modeling: Note-taking using a non-fiction article
10/16-Paraphrasing and Plagiarizing
10/15-Spelling Review
10/12-Free Write Friday (Skill: Using Paragraphs in our writing)
10/11-Use Notes from Yesterday's Class to Write Argumentative Paragraph (Paragraph Assessment)
10/10-Read Article and Take Notes (Note-Taking Assessment)
10/9-Spelling Practice
10/4-Paragraph Writing (Paragraph Writing.pdf)
10/3-Paragraph Writing (Paragraph Writing.pdf)
10/2-Paragraph Writing (Paragraph Writing.pdf)
10/1-Argument Baseline Essay

9/28-Free Write Friday
9/27-Reading articles and taking notes
9/26-Reading articles and taking notes
9/25-Reading articles and taking notes
9/24-Model how to Read an article and take notes (Note-Taking.pdf)
9/21-Free Write Friday
9/20-Grammar Quiz
9/19-Sentence Review (Study Guide: Grammar Study Guide.docx)
9/18-Conjunctions and Review (Kahoot)
9/17-Sentence Fragments (Sentence Fragments.pptx)

9/13-Free Writing
9/12-Sentence Fragments
9/11-Teacher Website Scavenger Hunt
9/10-Sentence Types ( Sentence Types Lesson 2.pdf)

9/7-Sentence Types (Sentence Types Lesson 1.pdf)
9/6-Sentence Types (Sentence Types Lesson 1.pdf)
9/5-Spelling Inventory, Decorate Notebooks, and Continue Letter
9/4-Decorate Notebooks
8/31-Letter to Teacher
8/30-Introduction to Classroom Procedures






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