Essential Questions: How can something intangible impact my life? How do our differences make us similar?
Supporting Questions: How does language matter?  How does writing make us an effective communicator? How can we creatively produce positive change?
March 2018
   
      1 Thursday

Speeches
Infrastructure
2 Friday
          
Objectives
I. Warm Up
A. Receive handout
1. Packet contains:
a. Instructions
b. Robert Kennedy Speech
c. Bill Clinton Speech
B. Take out Writer's Notebook (WN)
II. Buddy Team or Individual
A. Respond to worksheet questions in
both packets.
III. Individual Work
A. Write five (5) sentences using Corr
S, Corr S in WN related to the
speeches.
5 Monday
          
Objectives
I. Warm Up
A. Receive handout
1. Packet contains:
a. Instructions
b. Robert Kennedy Speech
c. Bill Clinton Speech
B. Take out Writer's Notebook (WN)
II. Buddy Team or Individual
A. Respond to worksheet questions in
both packets.
III. Individual Work
A. Write five (5) sentences using Corr S,
Corr S in WN related to the speeches.
6 Tuesday

I. Warm Up
A. Take out handouts
B. Take out laptop
II. Whole Class
1. Review Speech Packet questions
III. Individual Work
A. Practice for FSA and SAT by
using Khan Academy or Tercnet.

IV. Homework
A. None
7 Wednesday

FSA/SAT Testing in school
8 Thursday
    
Objectives
I. Warm Up
A. Take your laptop
B. Take out a loose-leaf paper
C. Sign on to Commonlit.org -go to
assignment "The Necklace" by Guy De
Mauspassant.
D. Respond to Prompt #7 "Need or
Want" on a loose-leaf paper. What
difference is there for you between
want and need?
II. Individual Work
A. Read "The Necklace"
1. Keep the following questions in mind
as you read:
a. What is the difference between  
appearance and reality?
b. What is the difference between a
genuine and a fake?
2. Turn in Kennedy/Clinton packet
III Homework
A. Anything not completed in class.
B. NEWSELA-A Wrinkle in Time
9 Friday
    
Objectives
I. Warm Up
A. Take your laptop
B. Take out a loose-leaf paper
C. Sign on to Commonlit.org -go to
assignment "The Necklace" by Guy De
Mauspassant.
D. Respond to Prompt #7 "Need or
Want" on a loose-leaf paper. What
difference is there for you between
want and need?
II. Individual Work
A. Read "The Necklace"
1. Keep the following questions in mind
as you read:
a. What is the difference between  
appearance and reality?
b. What is the difference between a
genuine and a fake?
2. Turn in Kennedy/Clinton packet
III Homework
A. Anything not completed in class.
B. NEWSELA-A Wrinkle in Time
12 Monday
I.
Warm Up
A. Discuss the meaning of the word
"house" with a buddy
II.
Whole Class
A. Annotation presentation
B. Connotation discussion
and presentation
III.
Buddy Teams
A. Role-Playing
IV.
Whole Class
A. Connotation discussion
V
Buddy Team
A. Connotation Denotation Worksheet
VI
Homework
A. View Connotation Presentation
1. Create and write in a Text/Me chart to
take notes.
B. View another Connotation  
Presentation dealing with
Word Choice
1. Fill in the blanks for the worksheet
given.

Codes:
Y3JHC5 Period 1
NWVT3Y Period 3
GMKJ33 Period 4
9M2B6R Period 6
MBHVQQ Period 7
DJCTZG Period 8

Note:
If you were given a different code or if
you signed up without one, you are fine!.
13 Tuesday

I.
Warm Up
A. Discuss the meaning of the word
"house" with a buddy
II.
Whole Class
A. Annotation presentation
B. Connotation discussion
and presentation
III.
Buddy Teams
A. Role-Playing
IV.
Whole Class
A. Connotation discussion
V
Buddy Team
A. Connotation Denotation Worksheet
VI
Homework
A. View Connotation Presentation
1. Create and write in a Text/Me
chart to take notes.
B. View another Connotation  
Presentation dealing with
Word
Choice
1. Fill in the blanks for the worksheet
given.

Codes:
Y3JHC5 Period 1
NWVT3Y Period 3
GMKJ33 Period 4
9M2B6R Period 6
MBHVQQ Period 7
DJCTZG Period 8

Note:
If you were given a different code or
if you signed up without one, you are
fine!.
14 Wednesday
Student Walkout
Pi Day

I.        Warm Up
A.        Respond to Prompt #8 Pi -How
is your life mathematical?
B.        Give handouts:
II.        Whole Class
A.        Introduce TPCASTT
B.        Project “Dreams” on wall
2.        Discuss each of the elements of
the mnemonic
3.        Give students the handouts for
TPCASTT
C. Analyze a portion of “The Eagle and
the Mole” with students
1. I do, you do
III. Small Group
A.        Continue to analyze “The Eagle
and the Mole” until the entire
TPCASTT is complete
IV. Whole Class
A.        Discuss the poem in class.
V. Homework
A. None
15 Thursday

I.        Warm Up
A.        Respond to Prompt #8 Pi -How
is your life mathematical?
B.        Give handouts:
II.        Whole Class
A.        Introduce TPCASTT
B.        Project “Dreams” on wall
2.        Discuss each of the elements of
the mnemonic
3.        Give students the handouts for
TPCASTT
C. Analyze a portion of “The Eagle and
the Mole” with students
1. I do, you do
III. Small Group
A.        Continue to analyze “The Eagle
and the Mole” until the entire
TPCASTT is complete
IV. Whole Class
A.        Discuss the poem in class.
V. Homework
A. None
16 Friday

I.        Warm Up
A.        Review the meanings of
connotation and denotation.  
B.        With your partner, talk about
the difference in meanings using the
words "house" and "home."
         a home is “a shelter that is the
usual residence of a person, family, or
household,” and a house is “a building
in which people live.”
II.        Whole Class
A.        -"It's not what you said; it's how
you said it."
B. Discuss the power of word choice
goes beyond simply sending a
message to someone. We also have to
consider how that message will be
received and interpreted by the
intended audience. With images we
also pick up on other messages that
the author or transmitter may be
sending. For example, a t shirt that
someone wears with a message #CB
MSD Strong, or a painting by Dali
Hallelujah Junction…A tree. What do
you see?
1.        Discuss the aspect of soles,
eyes, tongue, travel, etc.
C.    Show homelessness video
III. Whole Class
A. Continue to discuss "The Eagle and
the Mole" and its connotations and  
meaning.
B. "The Cripple" by Nancy Mair
C. Loaded Languageg-The Desert and
The Beach
19 Monday
                              
I. Warm Up
A. Take out "The Caged Bird" or "The
Eagle and the Mole"
B. Discuss what you know of
connotationst and denotations
II. Whole Class
A. Review C & D
B. Review TPCASTT
C. Discuss poem
D. Presentation PPT
E. Presentation Video
III. Small Group
A. Word Choice Activity
1. The Crippled
2. Loaded Language
                               
Objectives
20 Tuesday

I. Warm Up
A. Prompt # 9 Chains
"Man is born free and everywhee he
is in chains." -Jean Jacques Russeau
B. Take out "The Caged Bird" or
"The Eagle and the Mole"
C. Discuss what you know of
connotationst and denotations
II. Whole Class
A. Course Selection
                                    
Objectives
21 Wednesday

I. Warm Up
A. Prompt # 9 Chains
"Man is born free and everywhee he is
in chains." -Jean Jacques Russeau
B. Take out TPCASTT
c. Receive WN
D
.  Receive "The Caged Bird"
II. Whole Class
A. Review TPCASTT
1. What does it stand for?
2. What is it for? How do we use it?
III. Small Group
A. Students continue to work together
to analyze the poem.
22 Thursday

Early Release
I. Warm Up
A. Take out TPCASTT
B. Receive WN
C. Receive "The Caged Bird"
II. Whole Class
A. Review TPCASTT
1. What does it stand for?
2. What is it for? How do we use it?
III. Small Group
A. Students continue to work together
to analyze the poem.
23 Friday

No School
/End of Quarter