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Memorial DayTKAMTKAM MovieTKAM MovieTKAM
 Discussion Chapters 25-28Novel/MovieNovel/MovieNovel Assessment
 Read and annotate chaptersComparisonComparison 
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 HW: Complete Novel HW: Study Quizlet- flashcardsHW: Study Quizlet- flashcards 
 HW: Study Quizlet- flashcardsto prepare for assessmentto prepare for assessment 
Week of 4/23- 4/27
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TKAMTKAMTKAM TKAMTKAM 
5th Period5th Period/ Band students gone1/2nd period-Bellwork & QuizRead Chapter 5 and annotateRead and annotate chapter 6 
Bell Work Chapter 2-3Visual Journal Chap.1-3Foreshadowing and Mood PP-16 min.complete questions/14 min. 
Quiz in Chapters 1-3 
Read and annotate Chapter 4-17min.
 Theme Notes- copy 
Science Testing 1-3 PeriodScience Testing 1-3 PeriodHW; Chapters 4 QuestionHW; Chapter 5 by 4/27 Chapters 4-6 Bell Work_ copy 
Room 33Room 33with questions completedwith questions completed  
 
NOTE:  Audio on novel on Edpuzzle or You Tube 
Thursday 4/19
1st and 2nd Period - Read an annotate Chapter 1 of TKAM, complete questions for chapter 1- posted on Gooogle Classroom 
 5th Period - Read an annotate Chapter 2 of TKAM, complete questions for chapter 2- posted on Gooogle Classroom 
Friday 4/20
1st and 2nd Period - Read an annotate Chapters 2 and 3 of TKAM, complete questions for chapters 2-3 - posted on Gooogle Classroom 
 5th Period - Read an annotate Chapter 3 of TKAM, complete questions for chapter 3- posted on Gooogle Classroom 
 
Week of 4/9-4/13
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TestingTestingPTSD PTSD PTSD  
  Read and annotate articlesRead and annotate 3rd articleSocratic Seminar questions 
5th period Independent Reading
 with peer partnerpeer partner 10 questions based on 3 articles 
      
  HW: Complete the two articlesHW; Complete the 3rd article
HW: Complete questions and answers
 
  if not done in classif not done in classby 4/16 
 
Week 4/2-4/7 
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 Practice test analysisPractice test analysis
Presentation Multiple Paragraph Essay
 
 5th period practice testLIBRARY DAYSelect Activity to presentPresentations of projects
 Grade 8 Research Simulation  on Friday 
 PBA (Elephants)Explain Socratic Seminar
No Chromebooks- 6th grade testing
 
  1st and 2nd Period Read and annotate articles on PTSD by 4/11  
 
Week of 3/19/2018
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Essay WritingEssay WritingPractice testPractice test analysisHS Scheduling 
ElaborationElaboration  Group 1: 8:00-9:30 
revision and editsrevision and editsGrade 8 Research Simulation Grade 8 Research Simulation Group 2: 10:00-11:30 
  PBA (Elephants)PBA (Elephants)Group 3: 12:30-2:00 
    
BEHIND BARS, VETS WITH PTSD
 
    
FACE A NEW WAR ZONE, WITH LITTLE SUPPORT
 
 
Week of 3/12
Station WorkStation WorkStation WorkCollege and Career DayEssay Writing
A Soldier's Letter Home from WWII
   Timed essay based on
Video_In Deep Shift   station work
NYT The Forever War of the Mind
    
Pamphlet- PTSD    
Blog_ Daddy's Home    
 
Week of 3/5
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"Animal Farm"R_pre/post concept chartSTOP THE SUN- text and audioStop the Sun_ Theme ActivityAnalyze practice essays-
Make -up day for presentations“Goodnight Saigon” lyrics  compare to samples
or carry over    Score
    
HW; Commonlit. 'Chasing...HW: Complete classworkHW: Complete reading andHW: Stop the Sun Quotes 
After fleeing VietnamCommonlit. Due 3/9annotations of the story  
 
Week of 2/26
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"Animal Farm" 1&2 period"Animal Farm""Animal Farm""Animal Farm""Animal Farm"
Select one of the three timedPresentations - all classesPresentations - all classesEssay- elaboration, reviseMake -up day for presentations
essays to make into a final   and edit or carry over
copy- add and elaborate   
5th period timed essay    
HW: Russian Revolution due 3/2HW: work on paperHW: complete paper due 3/2HW: complete paper due 3/2 
 
Week of 2/19
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No School                                  No School                                 "Animal Farm""Animal Farm""Animal Farm"
   Historical Comparison Historical ComparisonTimed Writing 3_"protagonist"
  Research/ presentationscreate presentationMove to Monday for 5th period
  HW: Commonlit  
  Russian Revolution due 2/26HW: Presentation - due 2/26HW: Commonlit
  Research Historical Figure5th Period Presentations 2/27Russian Revolution due 2/26
 
Week of 2/12
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"Animal Farm""Animal Farm"Speaking Skills Chapter 10"Animal Farm"No School
Times Writing 2_"real enemy"Thematic Analysis _Pdf"court martial" - pdf unitHistorical Comparison Research 
   Focus research on selecting 
   an historical figure 
HW: Edpuzzle Chapter 10HW: CommonlitHW: CommonlitHW: Commonlit 
 Russian Revolution due 2/26Russian Revolution due 2/26Russian Revolution due 2/26 
 
Week of 2/5 
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"Animal Farm""Animal Farm""Animal Farm""Animal Farm""Animal Farm"
Radel_Animal Farm timed essayTask Cards for 6 and 7Writing Task Chap. 8Assessment Chapterr 8Edpuzzle Chapter 9
40 min. Base on Chart fromAnswer questions in smallpaper copyCommonlit. "The Third Wave"Plot line Chapter 9- paper
Friday!groups and then report out Questions 
HW: Commonlit.  HW: Review Chapter 8 
HW: Complete Chapter 9 Edpuzzle  and
handout if not done in class
"Learning to Read" Due 2/9HW: Edpuzzle Chapter 8for assessment  
 
Week 1/29-2/2
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"Animal Farm"
SNOW DAY                             
"Animal Farm""Animal Farm""Animal Farm"                              
3 level Guide Chap.4 Commonlit. "Herd Behavior"Check ansswers on "HerdThemes Chart
  Inclass read article and Behavior" Chapters 1-5
  discussion questionsRead Chapters 6 and 7 
HW: Ed Puzzle Chapter 5 HW: Complete classworkusing Edpuzzle HW:  Review theme chart for timed essay on Monday
   HW: Complete reading and ?'s 
 
Week of 1/22-1/26
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"Animal Farm""Animal Farm""Animal Farm""Animal Farm"Commonlit .  
Go Over Assessment ?'sChapter 1Chapter 3 Fiction PredictionEdpuzzle Chapter 4Table Top Discussion Questions 
 Character Chart  "Confomrity" 
    HW: Commonlit.Conformity:Ten Commandments" 
HW: Commonlit.ConformityHW: Edpuzzle chapter 2HW: Edpuzzle Chapter 3Ten Commandments due 1/26
Making connections to Novel Chap.2
 
Ten Commandments due 1/26  Be ready for discussion on Friday!  
 
Week of 1/15-1/20
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MLK Day - No schoolPractice AssessmentPractice AssessmentPractice Assessment"Animal Farm"
    Chapter 1
 Bell Work Thurs- Thurs- Due 1/19  Character Chart
 STALIN: A BRUTAL    
 LEGACY UNCOVEREDHW: Complete Online  HW: Edpuzzle chapter 2
Discussion Questions - Due 1/19
Read Introduction by 1/18 of "Animal Farm" 
Questions for "Stalin" article
by 1/22 
  
 
Week of 1/8-1/12
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Snow Day"Animal Farm""Animal Farm""Animal Farm""Animal Farm"
 Anticipation guidePre/Post Concept chartCommon Lit book PairingCommon Lit book Pairing
  timed writing assignemntFor Animal FarmFor Animal Farm
  HW: Read Introduction of STALIN: A BRUTAL LEGACY STALIN: A BRUTAL LEGACY
 HW: complete 2 extended novel -due 1/18UNCOVERED- paired readingUNCOVERED discussion ?'s
 response questions Do not read ahead HW: complete questions online
 
Week of 12/11- 12/15 
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Vocabulary Quiz“THE BLACK CAT”"The Black Cat"Poe EssayPoe Essay
“THE BLACK CAT”Reciprocal QuestionsPartner of Exit ticket Pre-write/graphic organizerMini Lesson on Opposing Claim
Reciprocal Questions Introduce: argumentative essay and rebuttal
 HW: complete individual part Culminating Writing: Argumentative  - develop body paragraph 4
HW: Common Lit. Reciprocal Strategy Exit TicketEssay Poe's backgroundHW: Write rough draftHW: Work on revisions of
THE LIMITS OF EMPATHY HW: Write Thesis 
draft
CHANGE _ ROUGH DRAFT DUE MONDAY
 
Week of 12/4-12/8
 
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" Annabell Lee"" Annabell Lee"Formative on "The Raven"Formative Retake- computer error"The Tell Tale Heart"
Comparison to "The Raven"Comparison to "The Raven" "The Tell Tale Heart" 
Answers Answers "The Tale Tale Heart" First readSecond read- Author's StyleSecond read- Author's Style
HW: Review "The Raven"HW: Review "The Raven" HW: Complete the 6 multipleIronyVocabulary Quiz
worksheets for formative worksheets for formative 12/8choice questions and review HW: Complete classworkHW: Complete classwork
on 12/8Vocab." Tell Tale Heart" Quiz 12/7 vocabularyirony
Tell Tale Heart vocabulary quiz Monday
WEEK of 11/27-12/1 
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Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe 
Video IntroductionVideo IntroductionPoes Myterious Death "The Raven"" Annabell Lee" 
Edgar Allan Poe VideoEdgar Allan Poe Video3 Level guide worksheetComparision to "The Raven" 
      
HW: Complete ChartWrite paragraph in classHW:Complete 3 level guide 
HW: Review "The Ravin" worsheets
 
  and enrichment activity for formative on MONDAY 12/4 
 
Monday 11/20
  • Complete asssignment from class-  When Everything Changed: the Industrial Revolution 
  • QUestions on Googleclassroom and link to online arrticle 
 
Week of 11/13 - 11/17
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Analytical/Argumentative EssayAnalytical/Argumentative EssayAnalytical/Argumentative EssayThe LotteryThe Lottery
DraftElaborationRevise and Editby Shirley Jacksonby Shirley Jackson
 For each piece of evidence "Use Tickets"Answer Question
HW: Complete Draft Create a "sandwich" introduce Read 
Common Lit :"Mother to Son"the quote and then explain the  Discussion Questions 
Due 11/17quote.HW: Final Copy due 11/16  
 
 Week of 11/6-11/10
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Common Lit. LIFE AFTER SPORTFiled Trip Analytical/Argumentative EssayAnalytical/Argumentative EssayAnalytical/Argumentative Essay
Depression in the Retired Athlete Graphic OrganizerGraphic OrganizerDraft
by Emma Vickers Thesis Statement  
     
HW; Complete paragraph HW: Select supportHW: complete organizerHW: Complete Draft Due 11/14
fro homework due 11/7    Note we will work on the draft Monday in class.
Week 10/30- 11/2
 Due Date Changes: Tone and Mood Activity Due  11/6  and  Introduction Paragraph for "Life is Beautiful" Due 11/7
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Thesis statementsLife is BeautifulLife is Beautiful ParagraphLife is BeautifulLife is Beautiful Paragraph
Analysis TPS New York Times ReviewIntro. ParagraphTone Activity 2017Intro. Paragraph
Radel_Thesis statements 1013 Level GuideTone and Mood Activity
Thesis statement videoThesis statement video
HW: Common lit. HW: Complete thesis statementHW; Complete paragraphHW: Complete Night/LifeHW; Complete paragraph
"Monkey's Paw" Due 11/3fro homework due 11/6tone and mood activityfro homework due 11/6
Week 10/23-10/27 
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Life is BeautifulLife is BeautifulLife is BeautifulLife is BeautifulLife is Beautiful
Discussion QuestionsDiscussion QuestionsDiscussion QuestionsDiscussion QuestionsThesis Statements Activity
Day oneDay twoDay threeDay four 
HW: Common lit.    HW: Letter to Director, 
"Monkey's Paw" Due 11/3HW: Complete Prediction CHW: Khann AcademyKhann Academy 
 2 lessons on verbs Due 10/272 lessons on verbs Due 10/27 
 
Week of 10/16-10/20 
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Analysis of Writing PieceCommon Assessment Common Assessment Analysis of Assessment 
Peer grade analytical essayEducation Writing Life is Beautiful
    Interview w/ Oprah
     
HW: Common Lit. due Thurs.HW: Common Lit. due Thurs.HW: Common Lit. due Thurs.HW: Test corrections due Fri. 
     
 
Week of 10/9 - 10/16
Night SymbolismNight Symbolism PromptNight Symbolism PromptNight Symbolism PromptNo School
Small groups identify the Night Symbolism Sample OutlineNight Symbolism Sample OutlineRevise and Edit  
sybolism of "Night"Graphic organizerGraphic organizer
Add transitions,, delete personal pronouns, elaborate on evidence,
 
 Write Thesis, EvidenceHW: Complete Draft -replace vague words 
 HW: Finish evidence in Use Graphic organizer to
Edit- Spell check and check punctuation
 
HW: Common Lit due Thurs.Graphic organizer asd Topic sentencesorganize draft into essay format  
 
Week of 10/2-10/6
MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
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NightNightNightNightNight
Discuss Formative Chap. 5Reciprocal Chapter 7Chapter 8Formative on 8Night Irony
Read aloud /think aloudin ClassSIFT RAFT on the Holocaust 
Chapter 6 2 min free write : summary  RAFT on the Holocaust
 HW: Complete Class Acvtivity Part 2
HW: Read and annotate
Chapter 9 if not done in class 
  
HW: Common Lit. due Fri.
 HW: Common Lit. due FriHW: Complete RAFT by Tues.
 
Week of 9/25-9/29
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NightNightNightNightNight 
Night Group ActivityChapter 4- complete Fiction Predictions Chap.5Read and annotate Chapter 5 
Chapter 1-3reading and annotationsRead and annotate Chapter 5finish the chapter- Chapter 5 
Chapter 4 Prediction ActivityPaired Reading   
HW: Read Chapter 4 up to 56HW: Complete FP chart
HW: Read up to pg. 7WINTER HAD ARRIVE
(Discuss characters/analysis

HW: Complete FP chart
)
WORKSHEET 
"A few days...
Focus annotations: --foreshadowing
events
characters 
 
   
 Chapter 5 annotation focus:  Events, Setting- Buna,Verbal Irony, Characters
 
Week of 9/18- 9/22 
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NightNightNightNightNight 
Paiired ReadingTone videoComplete Chapter 3 -3 level activity 
EdciteChapter Two ActivitiesRead and annotate Chapter 3   
  pp.29-46 
Exit ticket based on 3 Level Guide
 
HW: Grammar Khan AcademyHW: Complete Chapter 2 activityHW: Grammar Khan Academy HW: Grammar Khan Academy and  Complete 3 level Guide if not done in class- due Monday 
 _tone
Finish Chapter 3 for Friday
  • Events, as they arrive at Auschwitz

  • Events/statements that foreshadow

  • New People/characters and their role

  • Change in location/time

  • Challenges to Faith

  • Treatment/fear

  • NEW “name” for Elie

 
   
 
 Monday 9/11         Tues. 9/12              Wed. 9/13               Thurs. 9/14             Fri 915
NightNightNightNightNight
DiscussionGroup Analysis of essaysPaiired ReadingPaiired ReadingPaiired Reading
Chapter One ActivitesGrade own essayEdciteEdciteEdcite
     
HW: Complete Chap.1  HW: Complete Grade My HW: Read and annotate   HW: Khan Acdamy 
Activities EssayChapter 2 by 9/18  Nouns- due 9/29
9/5 Tues. 9/6 Wed. 9/7 Thurs. 9/8 Fri.
NightNightNightNight 
3 Level Guide WritingWrite multiparagraphFinish essay and place in folderChapter One Activites
 
Assignmentessay based on reading Read Preface and ForwardPaired Reading
 
Pass out NovelsFormer Auschwitz...HW: Complete class read and
  
HW: complete 3 level guideHW : Vocab Chap.1-3Chapter 1 up to page12
HW: Complete Chap.1 Activity
 
 
  • Review summer reading book for Friday
  • Have parent/gaurdian complete "You Know Your Child Best" - due Friday
 Monday:  Complete Summer Alaysis for Wednesday
 Tuesday:  Finish class work -Night Webquest- answer all questions not done by the end of class
Wednesay : no homework
Thursday:  Complete annotations on article "Former Aushchwitz guard convicted of accessory to murder, faces prison.
Classwork/Homework 
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Thesis statementsLife is BeautifulLife is Beautiful ParagraphLife is BeautifulLife is Beautiful Paragraph
Analysis TPS New York Times ReviewIntro. ParagraphTone Activity 2017Intro. Paragraph
Radel_Thesis statements 1013 Level GuideTone and Mood Activity
Thesis statement videoThesis statement video
HW: Common lit. HW: Complete thesis statementHW; Complete paragraphHW: Complete Night/LifeHW; Complete paragraph
"Monkey's Paw" Due 11/3fro homework due 11/6tone and mood activityfro homework due 11/6
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Common Lit. LIFE AFTER SPORTFiled Trip Analytical/Argumentative EssayAnalytical/Argumentative EssayAnalytical/Argumentative Essay
Depression in the Retired AthleteGraphic OrganizerGraphic OrganizerDraft
by Emma VickersThesis Statement
HW; Complete paragraphHW: Select supportHW: complete organizerHW: Complete Draft Due 11/13
fro homework due 11/7
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Common Lit. LIFE AFTER SPORTFiled Trip Analytical/Argumentative EssayAnalytical/Argumentative EssayAnalytical/Argumentative Essay
Depression in the Retired AthleteGraphic OrganizerGraphic OrganizerDraft
by Emma VickersThesis Statement
HW; Complete paragraphHW: Select supportHW: complete organizerHW: Complete Draft Due 11/13
fro homework due 11/7
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Common Lit. LIFE AFTER SPORTFiled Trip Analytical/Argumentative EssayAnalytical/Argumentative EssayAnalytical/Argumentative Essay
Depression in the Retired AthleteGraphic OrganizerGraphic OrganizerDraft
by Emma VickersThesis Statement
HW; Complete paragraphHW: Select supportHW: complete organizerHW: Complete Draft Due 11/13
fro homework due 11/7
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TKAMTKAMTKAMTKAMTKAM
Exploring the Trial and Review QuestionsRead and annotate chaptersRead and annotate chaptersReview of Chapters 22-26Read and annotate chapters
Chapters 20-2122-24 and questions25- 26 and questionsGroupwork Activity27-28 and questions
Due Thursday
HW: Chapters 22-24 andHW: Chapters 22-24 andHW: Complete ChaptersHW: Catch up on questions HW: Chapters 19-28 and
questions due Wed. 5/21questions due Wed. 5/2125 and 26 including questions for questions Chap. 19-26questions due Tuesday 5/29
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