• Week at a Glance

    Posted by Scott Dalzell on 10/12/2018

     

    Please check Google classroom for the daily work.

     

    Thanks

     

    ----------------Previous week's work for the term----------------

     Term 6

    Monday 5.11.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    1. Journal

    Meet the Judge Who Went Viral for His Creative Punishments

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZSTu98-Cus

     

    2. Read aloud-Bruiser Chapters 17-22 (25 minutes)

    3. Exit slip: Think about the last lines of Chapter 22: “So we sat there in silence, wishing there was some way to sleep through whatever was to come. Wishing there was someone who could come and magically take away all the pain.” In a paragraph, make a prediction. What is going to happen next and how do these lines possibly play into the story? Be specific with your evidence and thinking.

     

     

    Miscellaneous:

     

    Tuesday 5.12.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    Writing:

    1. Journal

    Would you rather never have to work again 

    or 

    never have to sleep again (you won’t feel tired or suffer negative health effects)?

    1. Bruiser Read Aloud Chapter 23-28
    2. In chapter 27, Brewster says: Who believe Ozzy when he calls me a clumsy waste of life, all eyes turning in my direction as if I’m the one to blame, and I know I’m beaten because as much as I want to expel my fury right in his face, as much as I want to play whack-a-mole on his hairless head, I can’t, and wouldn’t they all laugh from here to the edge of their miserable universe if they knew that the boy most likely to fry was incapable of lifting a finger to hurt anyone, even if the hurt was earned. When Brewster mentions that he is “incapable of lifting a finger to hurt anyone, even if the hurt was earned,” why do you believe that is the case? In a paragraph, why do you think Brewster couldn’t hurt anyone? Use text evidence and analysis to defend your response.

     

     

     

    Wednesday 5.13.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    1. Journal

    No Journal today-Longer read aloud

     

    2. Read Aloud-Bruiser Chapters 29-34 (41 minutes)

    3. Exit Slip:

    Prompt: 

    In chapter 33, Quietus, Tennyson was quoted saying: What I felt was this: an unexpected quietus of everything bad I was feeling. An extinguishing of all my anger and frustration. The numbing came just as I told off Brewster. Once I vented at him, I couldn’t hold on to my rage. By the time I had stormed back to the team, I was feeling okay about everything. But feeling “okay” was absolutely wrong—it felt like another level of fraud on my part.

    I saw him hurrying away then. Hurrying away in fury. Was he angry at me for being angry at him? Maybe. Or maybe it was more than that.

    That’s the real reason why I don’t want to face Brewster quite yet. Because I’m not sure whether it’s just me being weird…or if that undertow is the first hint of a much more powerful riptide.

    In a paragraph, using text evidence and your thinking, what might this be foreshadowing in the story? What might this section mean to the development of the story?

     

     

    Miscellaneous:

     

    Thursday 5.14.20

    LA: Read Idependently; Greek and Latin Roots

    Writing:

    1. Journal

    High School Stories

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ayTA-tJr3A

     

    2. Read Aloud-Bruiser Chapters 35-36

    3. Exit Slip

    In Chapter 36, we learned of how deep Brewster’s ability is. 

    He (Cody) nods and begins to cry,

    But it only lasts an instant,

    Because before a single tear falls

    His sorrow becomes mine,

    A heaviness in my heart,

    A salty sting in my eyes.

    “I want to be sad,” he says. “Can’t you let me feel sad?”

    But I can’t do that.

    I’m not wired that way.

    Besides taking the physical pain, what else can Brewster do? Where else in the story do we have evidence of these abilities? Be specific with your text evidence and your thinking.

     

     

     

    Miscellaneous:  

     

    Friday 5.15.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;  Greek and Latin Roots

    Writing:

    Catch up on any work you are behind on. Turn in speech if not completed

     

    Miscellaneous:

    Monday 5.4.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    1. Journal

    Every Life has a story

    https://vimeo.com/13509635

     

    1. Finish downloading and grabbing photos for your presentation. Be sure to upload them into your google drive folder in your rough draft folder
    2. Watch the videos on how to upload pictures and how to record your speech. Videos 1, 2, 3
    3. Start to record your speech. Do it in chunks. Do not record the entire speech in one take.

     

     

     

    Miscellaneous:

     

    Tuesday 5.5.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    1. Journal

    An African-American Woman Who Shielded a Man in a Confederate Flag Shirt | Where Are They Now

    https://youtu.be/M59MKP-ezRc

    1. Finish recording your speech. 
    2. Watch video 4 on how to assemble.

     

     

    Wednesday 5.6.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    1. Journal

    Would you rather spend the rest of your life with a sailboat as your home 

    or 

    an RV as your home?

    1. Finish assembling your speech today. Watch it over and make sure it works.
    2. Watch video 5 on how to finalize your presentation. Tomorrow it gets turned in.

     

     

     

    Miscellaneous:

     

    Thursday 5.7.20

    LA: Read Idependently; Greek and Latin Roots

    Writing:

     

    1. Journal

    How to use a paper towel

    https://www.ted.com/talks/joe_smith_how_to_use_a_paper_towel

    1. Watch video one more time, just double-check.
    2. Watch video 5 if you have not done so already.
    3. Turn in your video to google classroom
    4. DO NOT COPY and PASTE a link and turn that in. I will not be able to grade your presentation if you do. You need to turn in the actual .mp4. Please watch the video for specific instructions on how to do that.

     

     

     

    Miscellaneous:  

     

    Friday 5.8.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;  Greek and Latin Roots

    Writing:

    Catch up on any work you are behind on. Turn in speech if not completed

     

    Miscellaneous:

     

    Monday 4.27.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    1. Journal

    What do you want to be when you grow up

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sZdcB6bjI8

     

    1. Finish the third characteristic of grit
    2. Watch video on the conclusion
    3. Start conclusion

     

     

    Miscellaneous:

     

    Tuesday 4.28.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    1. Journal

    Where do superstitions come from?

    https://youtu.be/quOdF1CAPXs

    1. Finish Conclusion
    2. Watch video on how to start revisions/editing.

    Begin the revision process. Have kids go over the revision checklist and go through the paper and make changes. When revising a paper, do revisions in a different color so I can see the changes being made. 

     

    Wednesday 4.29.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    1. Journal

     

    Who would you rather be...

    Gandalf (Lord of the Rings)

    Or

    Dumbledore (Harry Potter)


    Continue revisions and begin editing spelling, punctuation, grammar

     

     

    Miscellaneous:

     

    Thursday 4.30.20

    LA: Read Idependently; Greek and Latin Roots

    Writing:

     

    1. Journal

    How to tie your shoe

    https://www.ted.com/talks/terry_moore_how_to_tie_your_shoes

     

    1. Watch video on how do download pictures.
    2. Wrap up editing/ revision process. Begin to collect and download images for your speech from the internet. Put those picture in your Language Arts -->Rough Draft-->Grit Speech files folder

     

     

    Miscellaneous:  

     

    Friday 5.1.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;  Greek and Latin Roots

    Writing:

    Catch up on any work you are behind on. The final speech is due Next Thursday, 5.7.20

     

    Miscellaneous:

    Monday 4.20.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    1. Journal

    The power of introverts

    https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts

    2. Students will  look over the rubric: 

    Exit slip

    3 things you need to focus on with your speech

     

    2 things that concern you about your speech research

     

    1 thing that you feel you still need to work on with your speech

     

     

     

    Miscellaneous:

     

    Tuesday 4.21.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    1. Journal- 

    The Power of the Lunch Lady

    https://www.ted.com/talks/jarrett_krosoczka_why_lunch_ladies_are_heroes

     

    2. Watch videos #1 and 2 and read the entire mentor text

    3. Using the Rough Draft Graphic Organizer: Start anecdotal introduction of grit speech.

     

     

    Miscellaneous:  

     

    Wednesday 4.22.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    Wednesday

    1. Journal

    Would you rather (for five minutes)

    Jump into a pool of piranhas

    Or 

    A pit of rattlesnakes

    2. Wrap up introduction of grit speech

    3. After the intro is finished, watch the video.

    Work on 1st characteristic of grit speech section (body of paper)

     

     

    Miscellaneous:

     

    Thursday 4.23.20

    LA: Read Idependently; Greek and Latin Roots

    1. Journal 

    The List

    http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=19324147

    2. Finish first characteristic of grit section

    3. Begin working on second characteristic of grit section

     

     

     

    Miscellaneous:  

     

    Friday 4.24.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;  Greek and Latin Roots

    Writing:

    1. Greek and Latin Roots Therm
    2. Finish 2nd characteristic of grit speech section
    3. Begin thirds characteristic of grit speech section

    Term 5

    Monday 4.13.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    Topic
    1. Reflection Journal-15 minutes
    Eric & Peety-Human Society
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm0qYRWQpZI
    Use the new journal reflection Document for this week.
    Turn in work when done.

    2. Research Grit Speech:
    Choose third article and begin researching and --reading and annotating-
    (15-20 minutes) Last week of research.
    Will be completed by end of class on Wednesday.
    This is the last three days of research. Next week begins rough drafts on your speech.
    Check the graphic organizer you've worked on the last two weeks to look for gaps in research too.
    Turn in work each day.

     

     

    Miscellaneous:

     

    Tuesday 4.14.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    Tuesday
    4.14.20
    1. Ellen Surprises Incredible Teacher Mr. Bonner
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iN6gKAfEwZ8
    Reflection Journal
    Use the document from 4.13.20 and turn in when done. (10 minutes)


    2. Research:
    Continue to read/annotate articles and research. Use the document from yesterday, 4.13.20, and turn in when done.
    Research will be completed Wednesday. (20 minutes)

    Next week begins rough drafts on your speech.

     

    Miscellaneous:  

     

    Wednesday 4.15.20

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;

    Writing:

    Wednesday

    4.15.20

    Reflection Journal

    Would you Rather-

    Kiss every animal and creature in a zoo on the mouth once

     

    Or

     

    Have to clean all their cages three times. 

    Research:

    Finish reading/annotating/notes and research.

    Turn in work when finished.

    Research SHOULD be completely finished after today. 

     

    Miscellaneous:

     

    Thursday 4.16.20

    LA: Read Idependently; Greek and Latin Roots

    Writing:

    Reflection Journal

    The Tapping Solution

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAnQC1Sb530

     

    Greek and Latin root lesson

    Transfer note into document from 4.3.20

    This document will be used for your speech rough draft that we begin next week.

     

    Look for gaps too. If you have sections that are pretty thin, you might want to do a little research for those sections.

    Turn this document back in under 4.3.20

     

     

    Miscellaneous:  

     

    Friday 4.17.20-NO SCHOOL

    LA: Read Independently at least two hours a week;  Greek and Latin Roots

    Writing:If you are behind with work, get caught up.

     

     

     

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