Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Reading Roles and A Christmas Carol

-Discussion of Readers' Circle Roles
-Continue reading section 2
-Complete your assigned role (on provided worksheet)

-Finish what you did not in class

Friday, December 13, 2013

A Christmas Carol Intro

-Reading "Stave 1"
-A brief discussion of simile and characterization

-Read the rest of "Stave 1"
-Answer the reading questions for all of Stave 1

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Context Clues Corrections

-Correcting Context Clues Quiz
-PRO Reading Program

-Make sure that you handed in your vocab chart from your free reading
-Finish your corrections if you did not in class

Context Clues Corrections

-Correcting Context Clues Quiz
-PRO Reading Program

-Make sure that you handed in your vocab chart from your free reading
-Finish your corrections if you did not in class

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Vocab in Context

-Reading program
-When you get to a readback do the following:

  1. Continue to read your free reading book
  2. Write down five challenging words as you read
  3. Guess at their definition from the context
  4. Once finished reading, add in their dictionary definition

-Finish vocab chart

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Writing an Ending for "The Landlady"

-Review of reading questions
-Review of ending of "The Landlady"
-Writing our own ending for "The Landlady"

-Finish writing an ending
-Make sure that it is between 1/2-1 page in length

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Landlady II

-Review Foreshadowing
-Finish Reading

-Finish the last two pages
-Answer the reading comprehension questions

Friday, November 1, 2013

"The Landlady" and foreshadowing

-Define foreshadowing
-Reviewing types of it
-Making predictions from text
-"The Landlady" reading


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Wrapping Up "TTH" with a Readers' Circle

-What is a free write?
-Free write focused on "TTH"

  • How does Poe end the story?
  • How does it make you feel as a reader?
  • Why do you think Poe ends the story this way?
-Readers' Circle Discussion 
  • Come to an agreement about question 3
  • Roles
    • Timekeeper
    • Record keeper
    • Proofreader
    • Illustrator
    • Presenter
  • be continued

-Finish you free write if you did not in class

Friday, September 27, 2013

Mind Movie Presentations

-Bell Work: Get out your homework.  Write down three key things about your drawing that you wish to share with the others in your class. Be prepared to watch for how your drawings are similar and different from those of your peers.


  • Practicing good presentation skills
  • Practicing good audience skills
  • Preparing to ask and answer questions

-None.  Bring the same materials to class on Tuesday.  We will be working on part 4 of our worksheets.  

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Visualization Day II

-Review of classroom policies
-Time to work on "movie still" of "A Tell-Tale Heart"

-Finish steps 2 and 3 of your visualization assignment
-Be sure to hand in missing work ASAP

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Cornell Notes Con't

-Review parts of Cornell Notes
-What did we write on our own?
-Questions about the notes
-Independent practice with the rest of the story

-Finish the notes from class for Thursday

Friday, September 13, 2013

Cornell Notes

-What are Cornell Notes?
-Setting up a Cornell Notes Sheet
-Practicing Cornell Notes with "A Tell-Tale Heart"

-Read pages 3-4
-Practice taking notes on main ideas, questions you have, and vocab that you do not know

Monday, September 9, 2013

Entry Test

-Homework Collection
-Chrome Books and usernames for Power Reading Online
-Entry Test


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Main Idea and Supporting Details

-Overview + Notes on Main Idea and Supporting Details
-Example paragraph
-Reading "Martians Go Home!" + Questions on Main Idea and Supporting Details
-Google Account Activation

-Read "Heavy Weights" + Answer the Questions following the passage for class on Monday

Friday, August 30, 2013

Reading Comprehension

-Hand in signed syllabi
-Reading Comprehension Test
-Name Tents

-Finish your name tent if you did not in class
-Bring the name tent with you to the first couple of weeks of classes

Thursday, August 29, 2013

For Friday...

Do not forget to have your parents sign your syllabus and fill in the needed contact information.  If there is anything that you want me to know about you or how you learn, be sure to include it on that sheet!