Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17 - April 21

English
Periods 1, 4, 6, 8

Students will be in the computer lab for the duration of the week working on a research paper.


SSR
Period 2

Students will read silently from bell to bell

Career Exploration
Periods 3 & 7

Students will be in the computer lab writing cover letters and resumes.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 10 - April 13

English

Ms. James, my student teacher, will begin teaching full-time this week.  Students will be working on short stories about space exploration.  Students will use the stories to work on literacy and grammar skills.


SSR

Students will read silently from bell to bell.

Career Exploration

Students will participate in mock job interviews this week.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 3 - April 7

Students will be taking the PSSA ELA test this week.  Make sure your student eats a good breakfast and gets a full night's sleep.

Students will not have any homework this week.

Students will meet Ms. Anna James this week, my student teacher.  She will be with us until the end of May.

Monday, March 27, 2017

March 27 - March 31

March 27 - March 31
English
Periods 1, 4, 6 & 8

*All essays should be turned in my Wednesday (Class President, Length of School Day, and A Change You Would Like to See)

Monday

  • Bell Ringer (Week 24- Wednesday)
  • Essay revisions/Peer editing
  • Combining Sentences- For extra practice, go to http://chompchomp.com/exercises.htm and complete the interactive exercises (Comma Splices and Fused Sentences/Fragments)

Tuesday

  • Bell Ringer (Week 24 - Thursday)
  • Peer edit/revise argumentative essay
  • Combining Sentences - For extra practice, go to http://chompchomp.com/exercises.htm and complete the interactive exercises (Comma Splices and Fused Sentences/Fragments)

Wednesday

  • Bell Ringer (Week 25 - Monday)
  • Review the characteristics of a narrative
  • Vague Pronouns - For extra practice, go to http://chompchomp.com/exercises.htm and complete the interactive pronoun exercises 
  • Survivor review game

Thursday


  • Bell Ringer (Week 25 - Tuesday)
  • Review similarities/differences between 3 modes of writing (narrative, informative, and argumentative)
  • Vague Pronouns - For extra practice, go to http://chompchomp.com/exercises.htm and complete the interactive pronoun exercises 
  • Survivor review game

Friday


  • Bell Ringer (Week 25- Wednesday)
  • Survivor review game

SSR
Period 2


  • Students will read silently from bell to bell.


Career Exploration
Periods 3 & 7


  • Students will report to the computer lab for career research.  Students will research a career, determine the average yearly salary, and make a budget based on that number.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

March 20 - March 25

English
Periods 1, 4, 6 & 8

*If you did not turn in your class president essay, you must turn it in by the end of the day on Tuesday!

Monday

  • Bell Ringer (Week 24- Tuesday)
  • Finish argumentative essay:                                                                                                       Schools in some cities and states are shortening their school days to save money. How long is your school day? Do you think it’s too short, too long or just right? Might you learn more if the school day were extended?  What do you tend to do in the afternoons?                                                                                                                                                                                           Write an argumentative essay for your teacher stating your claim about how long your school day should be?  Be sure to use reasons and evidence to develop your argument


Tuesday

  • Bell Ringer (Week 24 - Wednesday)
  • Peer edit/revise argumentative essay
  • Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers- Go to http://chompchomp.com/exercises.htm for additional practice.  



Wednesday


  • Bell Ringer (Week 24 - Thursday)
  • Argumentative Writing (Complete graphic organizer/finish first 2 paragraphs)                     With the increasing pressure on schools to prepare students for high-stakes tests, and a growing dependence on Google and gadgetry for quick answers, is creativity endangered?                                                                                                                                                                         Write an argumentative essay for your teacher stating your claim about whether or not schools provide young people with enough opportunities to be creative.  Be sure to use reasons and evidence to develop your argument.



  • Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers- Go to http://chompchomp.com/exercises.htm for additional practice.  




Thursday

  • Bell Ringer (Week 25 - Monday)
  • Argumentative Writing (Complete paragraphs 4, 5, 6)
  • Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers- Go to http://chompchomp.com/exercises.htm for additional practice.  

Friday

  • Bell Ringer (Week 25- Tuesday)
  • Argumentative Writing (Peer Editing/Revision)
  • Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers (Quiz)



SSR
Period 2

Students will read silently from bell to bell.

Career Exploration
Periods 3 & 7

Students will present their Shark Tank inventions to the class.  *Packets are due at the time of presentation.

March 13 - March 17

March 6 - March 10
English
Periods 1, 4, 6 & 8

Monday


  • Bell Ringer (Week 24- Monday)
  • Argumentative Writing: Schools in some cities and states are shortening their school days to save money. How long is your school day? Do you think it’s too short, too long or just right? Might you learn more if the school day were extended?  What do you tend to do in the afternoons?                                                                                                                               Write an argumentative essay for your teacher stating your claim about how long your school day should be?  Be sure to use reasons and evidence to develop your argument.



Tuesday


  • Snow day



Wednesday


  • Snow day


Thursday


  • Snow day



Friday


  • Snow day



SSR
Period 2

Students will read silently from bell to bell.

Career Exploration
Periods 3 & 7

Students will participate in Shark Tank Entrepreneurship Challenge.  Students will invent/present a product to help students be more successful in school.  Students will figure out the costs, build the product, market the product, project the profits, and present their inventions to a panel.

Monday, March 6, 2017

March 6 - March 10

English
Periods 1, 4, 6 & 8

Monday


  • Bell Ringer (Week 23- Monday)
  • Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences Locked Box Challenge


Tuesday



  • Bell Ringer (Week 23 - Tuesday)
  • Argumentative Writing (Complete Graphic Organizer/Peer Feedback) Prompt: Your school is considering a change in the way class presidents are chosen.  Some students want to create a small committee which, in turn, would choose the class president.  On the other hand, there are those students who want all students in the class to be able to vote for their choice of class president.  Think about which method of choosing the class president you believe is most effective.  Write an argumentative essay for your teacher stating your claim about whether a small committee of students or all the students in the class should be allowed to choose the class president.  Be sure to use reasons and evidence to develop your argument.  
  • Introductory Phrases (WS)


Wednesday

  • Bell Ringer (Week 23 - Wednesday)
  • Argumentative Writing (Complete paragraphs 1, 2, 3)
  • Misplaced Modifiers


Thursday

  • Bell Ringer (Week 23 - Thursday)
  • Argumentative Writing (Complete paragraphs 4, 5, 6)
  • Misplaced Modifiers


Friday

  • Bell Ringer 
  • Argumentative Writing (Peer Editing)
  • Misplaced Modifiers


SSR
Period 2

Students will read silently from bell to bell.

Career Exploration
Periods 3 & 7

Students will participate in Shark Tank Entrepreneurship Challenge.  Students will invent/present a product to help students be more successful in school.  Students will figure out the costs, build the product, market the product, project the profits, and present their inventions to a panel.