Daily Assignments and Homework


Assignments will often times be posted after each lesson, at the end of the school day.  Although I have lesson plans done each week, we are going through our new curriculum and finding their pacing calendar may not always coincide with what can get done during a class period.  Students who are absent need to check this page each day to see what was covered in class and contact the teacher for any worksheets upon their return.  Students with excused absences have 2 days to get assignments completed.  This also includes students who are out due to family vacations with prior approval. It is difficult to get work together before a long trip since much of our lessons are in-class learning and homework builds on what was done in class.




May 1 Bell Work:  Answer True/False survey 
In-Class:  We had our introduction to The Giver, our new novel.  Students answered questions in their composition book.  The teacher read the first four pages aloud to lead into group discussion.  We discussed some of the survey questions.
Homework:  None if questions were answered in the composition book 
Composition book Qs for May 1.docx
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May 2
Bell Work: 
In-Class:  Mrs. Harvey will finish reading Chapter 1.  Students will be given Literature Circle groups and protocols.  Students will discuss Chapter 1 in a Literature Circle to practice the protocols. 
Report to P6 tomorrow to finish SBA or for a Study Hall
Homework:  Read Chapter 2 and 3 (Due Thursday)
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May 3
Report to P6 to finish SBA testing or for a study hall.
Homework:  Reminder that Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 are due tomorrow
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May 4 Bell Work:  In your composition book, answer this question.  There are two instances of rule breaking in chapters 2 and 3.  Consider each one.  Do you feel that the punishment was justified?  Explain your reasoning.
In-Class:  Students were put into Literature Circle Teams and discussed questions from Chapters 2 and 3.  Students were then to fill in their gist statements on their reading log and the majority of students had time to start reading Chapter 4.
Homework:  Quiz tomorrow on Chapters 1-3.  Read Chapter 4.  Reading Log will be collected for Chapters 1-3.
Absent Students:  You will need to read the questions for Chapters 2 and 3.  Choose 2 questions from Chapter 2 and 1 question from Chapter 3 to answer in your composition book.

Literature Circle Discussion Questions Chapters 1-3 (002).docx
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May 5
Bell Work:  In your composition book, answer these questions.  In what areas of life do the members of the community have free choice? In what areas are their lives regulated.
In Class:  Quiz for Chapters 1-3.  Students will meet in Literature Circles to discuss Chapter 4. Students will have time to read Chapter 5 in class.
Homework:  None, unless you didn't finish reading Chapter 5 in class.  If you did not read read chapters 1-5, get them done this weekend.
Absent Students:  You will need to answer questions 1, 2 and 5 from the Chapter 4 questions in your composition book.  You will also need to read Chapter 5.

Chapt. 4.docx
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May 8 Bell Work:  True/False Worksheet for Chapters 4 & 5
In-Class:  Literature Circle discussion for Chapter 5.  Students were given time to write their gist of Chapter 5 and read Chapter 6
Homework:  Finish reading Chapter 6 if not done in class.  Quiz tomorrow on Chapters 1-5
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 May 9  Bell Work:  In your Composition Book, explain what signs of independence you have in your life.
In-Class:  Quiz for Chapters 1-5.  Literature Circle discussion for Chapters 1-5.  Students wrote their own question for Chapter 6.  Students were placed in a new Literature Circle to discuss Chapter 6.  There was about 10 minutes of class dedicated to reading Chapter 7.
Homework:  None if you read Chapter 7 in class. 
If Absent:  Read Chapter 7 on your own.  Write your gist statement for Chapter 6.  In your composition book, answer two questions from the Chapter Review 1-5 questions (your choice) and answer three questions from the Chapter 6 questions. (your choice)
Chapter Review 1-5 and Chapter 6 Qs.docx
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 May 10  Bell Work:  In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, write a letter to a teacher of your choice  who impacted your life (But Not Mrs. Harvey) following correct letter format.  Must be at least 8 sentences long.  Worth 10 points.
In-Class:  Students were given time to finish their letter.  Literature Circles discussed Chapter 7.  Time was given to start reading Chapter 8.
Homework:  Complete the reading for Chapter 8.  Finish teacher letter.
If Absent:  Do the above homework and answer the 6 questions on lined notebook paper for Chapter 7.
Chapter 7.docx
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May 11  Bell Work:  In your composition book, write a question for Chapter 8 that you can ask your Literature Circle Team.  Think higher level questioning.
In-Class:  Review of vocabulary from yesterday.  Teams discussed Chapter 8  in Literature Circle Teams and discussed their own questions and had time to write the gist.  Time was given to read Chapter 9.
Homework:  Finish reading Chapter 9 if not completed in class.  Quiz on Chapters 6-8 tomorrow.  Reading Log for Chapters 4-8 will be checked tomorrow.
If Absent:  Answer the Literature Circle Question on lined notebook paper.
Chapter 8.docx
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 May 12  Bell Work:  Go back and review the true/false survey that I gave you at the beginning of the unit.  Have any of your opinions changed?  Write a sentence or two explaining if your opinions changed or not.  Explain why they changed or not.
In-Class:  Students were given a quiz on Chapters 6-8 and had 10-15 minutes to start reading Chapter 10. (@ 7 pages)  They then working in Literature Circles to discuss Chapter 9.
Homework:  Read Chapter 10 if it did not get read in class.
 If Absent:  Read Chapter 10.  Answer questions 1-5 from Chapter 9 on lined notebook paper and turn in to Mrs. Harvey.
Chapter 9.docx
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May 15
 Bell Work:  In your composition book, start a list of pros and cons on Jonas' dystopia.
In-Class:  We reviewed the vocabulary from last week and the main problem of the story so far.  Students were placed in new Literature Circle Teams and discussed Chapter 10.  Students started reading Chapter 11.
Homework:  Finish reading Chapter 11.
If Absent:  Read Chapter 11.  Answer 4 questions of our choice from the Chapter 10 questions.  Use lined notebook paper.
Giver Chapter 10.docx
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 May 16
 Bell Work:  See if there are any more pros and cons to add to yesterday's T chart.
In-Class:  Review of vocab and focus question from yesterday.  Students met in Literature Circles to discuss Chapter 11.  Students had time to start reading Chapter 12.
Homework:  Read Chapter 12 if not finished in class.  Quiz on Friday; short answer.  You may use your Reading Log and one sheet of notebook paper to take notes on for the test.  (Cannot be open book.)
If Absent:  Read Chapter 12.  Answer #5 plus 3 more questions from the Literature Circle Discussion Questions (Chapter 11) on lined notebook paper.
Chapter 11.docx
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 May 17
 Bell Work: Write down 3 questions you would ask the current Receiver if you were Jonas. (In comp. book.)
In-Class:  Students met in Literature Circle Teams and discussed the review questions for Chapters 5-10 and Chapter 12.  (I skipped the review for 5-10 due to the amount of students who were absent.)  Students were given time in class to start Chapter 13.
Homework:  Finish reading Chapter 13
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 May 18
 Bell Work: Review for tomorrow's quiz.  Take notes. 
In-Class:  Discuss Chapter 13 in Literature Circle Teams.  Start reading Chapter 14.
Homework:  Finish Chapter 14  Reminder there is a quiz tomorrow.
If Absent:  Finish Chapter 14 and complete half of the Lit. Circle questions on lined paper.  You choose the questions to answer.
Giver Chapt. 13.docx
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 May 19
 Bell Work:  Review for quiz, get notes ready.
In-Class:  Quiz on Chapters 9-13:  Short answer/not multiple choice. Literature Circle with Chapter 14.
Homework:  Read Chapters 15 and 16 if not finished in class.  
If Absent:  Read Chapters 15 and 16.  Answer half of the Lit. Circle questions on lined paper.  You choose the questions to answer.
Giver Chapter 14.docx
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May 22  Bell Work:  Create a T chart in your comp. book.  On one side, start a list of things you have control over in your life.  On the other side, create a list of things you do not have control over.  We will be doing a project with this list next week.
In-Class:  Discussed vocab from last week.  Students had 15 minutes to read Chapter 17 and/or work on gist statements.  Students were placed in new Literature Circle teams to discuss Chapters 15-16.
Homework:  Read Chapter 17
If Absent:  Read Chapter 17 for tomorrow.  Do half of the Lit. Circle Questions for Chapters 15 and 16 on lined paper and give to Mrs. Harvey to make-up  you missed Lit. Circle

Chapters 15-16.docx
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 May 23  Bell Work:  In your comp book, create a question for Chapter 17.  Go past yes/no questions and think "higher level" questions.
In-Class:  Students were given time to read Chapter 18.  Students received progress reports and quiz from Chapters 9-14 back.  Students met in Lit. Circles to discuss Chapter 17.
Homework:  Read Chapter 18 if not finished in class.  Quiz on Friday for Chapters 14-19.  Open notes, but not open book.
If Absent:  Read Chapter 18.  Answer 4 questions from the Literature Circle questions on lined paper to turn in to Mrs. Harvey for Lit. Circle make-up.
Chapter 17.docx
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 May 24 Bell Work:  Revisit the T chart you started on Monday.  In your table teams discuss what you wrote, add two more items on each side of your list. 
In-Class:  Reviewed yesterday's vocabulary.  Time was given to start reading Chapter 19.  Literature Circles discussed Chapter 18.
Homework:  Read Chapter 19
If Absent:  Read Chapter 19.  Answer 5 of the questions from the Literature Group questions.  Reminder of quiz on chapters 14-19 on Friday.  Open note, but not open book. 

Giver Chapters 18.docx

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 May 25  Bell Work:  Write down 1 or 2 questions in your comp book that you anticipate will be on the quiz tomorrow.
In-Class:  Students were given time to read Chapter 20 and work on gist statements, prep for quiz tomorrow.  We discussed yesterday's Venn Diagram.  Students then met in Lit. Circle teams to discuss Chapter 19.
Homework:  Read Chapter 20.  Be prepared for Quiz tomorrow on Chapters 14-19.  Open notes, but not open book.
If Absent:  See Homework above.  Answer 1/2 of the questions from the Lit Circle from Chapter 19.

Giver Chapters 19.docx

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 May 26  Quiz on Chapters 14-19.  Open note, but not open book.

May 29
 No School:  Memorial Day
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 May 30
In-Class:  Students were to refer back to their Control T chart they created last week and use it to create a visualization-choices poster.  Please see the attached document for specific directions.  Only one class period will be given for this activity.  If  not finished, it becomes homework.
Homework: Finish Visualization-choices project if not finished in class.  Due by Friday.
Giver Visualization - choices.docx
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 May 31  In-Class:  We started with our Literature Circle with Chapter 21 and then we orally read Chapters 22-23 and discussed possible endings.
Homework:  Finish writing gist statements for Chapters 22-23.
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 June 1  In-Class:  Students discussed Chapters 22-23 in Literature Circles.  We then discussed the writing assessment that will be completed in class.
Homework:  Finish Visualization project and reading log if not completed in class.
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 June 2  In-Class:  Assessment continued


June 5  Assessment Continued
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June 6  Assessment Continued
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June 7  STAR Assessment in P6
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June 8  Students orally shared their assessment in the class.
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June 9  Bell Work:  In your comp book, explain what an IQ is.
In-Class:  Students read and discussed the article "9 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People."  We are looking for idiomatic expressions within the article as well.  To be continued on Monday.
Homework:  None
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June 12  Bell Work:  In your comp book, explain the difference between EQ and IQ.
In-Class:  We finished reading the article "9 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People."   Students then worked in teams to answer the vocabulary and list 7 Idiomatic Expressions.  To be continued tomorrow.
Homework:  None
If absent:  Finish reading the article and write out the vocabulary definitions and identify 7 Idiomatic Expressions from the article.

9 Habits Of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People.docx
 
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