Mansfield Middle School
Mrs. Marcus
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 Language Arts 2, 4, & 5        Literature 1 & 3    
             
 Date Assigned  Assignment  Date Due    Date Assigned  Assignment Date Due 
             
 4/8/14 Continue working on debate assignments below 20+ minutes nightly using Google Chrome - mpssites.org   Deadlines below    4/8/14

Finish novel

Write journal: 2 questions and answers for discussion (1/2 -1 full page each) plus a response to:  Using both Civil Rights novels and class activities, describe any impact on you and your future.  Be thoughtful. Response should be 1/2 - 1 full page also.

Discussion will happen on Thursday 4/10.

 Novel and journal due Thursday 4/10
 4/4/14

First speech/bibliography

Second speeches

Cross-examination questions

Rebuttals

Editing/proofreading/ all final drafts due

Friday 4/4

Tues 4/8 or Wed 4/9

Tues 4/8 or Wed 4/9

Friday 4/11

       
 4/2/14 Revise speech 20+ minutes   Checked daily in class    4/1/14  

Read 20+ minutes nightly to complete required pages

Journal due - choose from options on bookmark that have not yet been completed.

If you are the discussion director, you must complete #10.  You must generate at least five questions, bullet answers to at least four of them, and answer one question completely and thoughtfully. Come prepared for a discussion on Thursday.

Artifact due next Tuesday

Extra credit MLK Jr./Obama letter due Friday

Thurs 4/3

 

 

 

 

Artifact due Tues 4/8

 

EC due Friday 4/4

 3/28/14

Revise your speech for 60+ minutes

Use revision checklist

Make sure you revise on the Google doc that I am not using for your rough draft grade

 Revision will be checked on Tues/Wed in class next week    3/27/14  

Read 20+ minutes nightly to complete required pages

Journal due - choose from options on bookmark that have not yet been completed.

 Tues 4/1
         3/25/14  

Read 20+ minutes nightly to complete required pages

Journal due - choose from options on bookmark that have not yet been completed.

If you are the discussion director, you must complete #10.  You must generate at least five questions, bullet answers to at least four of them, and answer one question completely and thoughtfully. Come prepared for a discussion on Thursday.

 Thurs 3/27
 3/24/14 Debate speech rough drafts due - write nightly! Friday 3/28 end of class     3/24/14 See 3/20 below  
 3/21/14 Write your debate speech 20+ minutes nightly   Daily in class - rough drafts will be due next week!  Date to be announced.    3/20/14

Read 20+ minutes nightly to complete required pages

Journal due Tuesday 3/25 - choose from options on bookmark that have not yet been completed

 Tues 3/25
 3/17/14 Work 20+ minutes nightly on debate based on assignments determined by your teams   Tues 3/18 or Wed 3/19    3/17/14  

Read 20+ minutes nightly to complete required pages

Final artifact is due Tuesday 3/18 - should be typed and truly excellent!  Use the rubric.

Journal/discussion directors will be assigned Tuesday and due Thursday 3/20

Reading due daily in class; artifact due Tues 3/18

Journals due Th 3/20

         3/13/14

Read 20+ minutes nightly to complete required pages

Final artifact is due Tuesday 3/18 - should be typed and truly excellent!  Use the rubric.

 Reading due daily in class; artifact due Tues 3/18
 3/12/14 Finish notes on 4 articles after highlighting each of them during reading; use Cornell style   Friday 3/14    3/11/14  

Read 20+ minutes nightly to complete required pages

Complete journal:  If you are the discussion director, you must complete #10.  You must generate at least five questions, bullet answers to at least four of them, and answer one question completely and thoughtfully. Come prepared for a discussion on Thursday.

If you are not discussion director, you may choose a journal topic to respond to for Thursday.

 Due Thursday 3/13
 3/10/14

Continue to research/take notes on composting resolve; review information 20+ minutes nightly

Evaluating Sources of Information packet needs to be completed based on two articles from Friday 3/7

Daily in class

Packets due W 3/12 or Th 3/13

   3/10/14

Read 20+ minutes nightly to complete required pages

Complete journal; choose one option from the bookmark that you have not yet done.

 Due 3/11 Tuesday
 3/7/14  Using research from Friday's class, complete a list of possible topics/claims/arguments for the debate topic:  5 for affirmative and 5 for negative  Monday 3/10    3/6/14 Rough draft of artifact due  3/10 Monday
 3/4/14  Use the imaginary resolves as a topic for research.  Find one source (paper, internet, etc.) to support one side of that debate and bring it to class on Friday.  Friday 3/7    3/4/14

Read 20+ minutes nightly to complete required pages

Complete journal:  If you are the discussion director, you must complete #10.  You must generate at least five questions, bullet answers to at least four of them, and answer one question completely and thoughtfully. Come prepared for a discussion on Thursday.

If you are not discussion director, you may choose a journal topic to respond to for Thursday.

 3/6 Thursday
         3/3/14 Read 20+ minutes nightly; read required pages for each day.  Complete journal from bookmark, either 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, or 8.   Tues 3/4
 2/28/14 Make a list of five possible resolves/debate topics and the affirmative and negative positions in each  Monday 3/3     2/27/14

Read 20+ minutes nightly/1 hour total for Monday in new civil rights novel

Write response to "Ku Klux" by Langston Hughes, "A Time for Justice" film, and class discussion and activities.  One page, 2-sided, in new notebook - try to explain Hughes's purpose, meaning, significance, etc. 

Monday 3/3 
 2/25/14 Study notes from scavenger hunt for quiz  Friday 2/28     2/25/14 Finish essay - 40 minutes total work done at home   Thurs 2/27
 2/24/14

Celebration for 4 and 5 on Wed 2/26

Scavenger hunt due dates below

     2/24/14

Finish notes on "Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offences" and "How To Tell a Story"

Read "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County"

 Tues 2/25
 2/21/14 Read purple debate packet and complete scavenger hunt  

2 - Tues 2/25

4,5 - Wed 2/26

   2/20/14 Read 20+ minutes nightly; bring novel to class   Daily in class
 2/11/14 Study debate terms for quiz  Wed 2/19    2/11/14

Artifact and discussion preparatiion due Thursday or next class meeting (W 2/19)

Twain due dates shifted:  finish book/notes packet by Wed 2/19; Essay still due Th 2/20

Stay tuned for deadlines changed due to weather!

 W 2/19 for artifact, discussion
 2/10/14

Final essays due:  you need to turn in all the papers below, in order from top to bottom, paperclipped, NOT STAPLED.

Rubric, scored by you

Final copy, typed, 12 pt font, 1.5 spacing

Editing checklist

Revision papers/conference sheets

Drafts

Pink planning sheet

Other planning sheets

Brainstorming notes

Values definitions

         
 2/6/14  Revise/edit 20+ minutes nightly; final will be due next week   Edit on Monday; Final due Tues 2/11 = LA 2; Wed 2/12 = LA 4, 5    2/6/14

Work on artifacts nightly

Study for final Sunita quiz:  summaries, Moodle assignments, character/theme/symbolism development.  DON'T FORGET TO GET YOUR SUMMARIES FROM THE SCHOOL COMMON FOLDER!  Lit 1 SummariesLit 3 Summaries

Get ready for literature circle discussion

If you are doing the challenge assignment, you should read at least 30 minutes of Tom Sawyer nightly and work on your note-taking packet.  Notes will be checked on Tuesdays and Thursdays in class, so bring them daily.  Work on essay; you can ask Mrs. Marcus/Mr. Jenkins for feedback on any draft of your essay.

 Artifacts due Th 2/13

Quiz Tues 2/11

Discussion Th 2/13

Finish novel/notes by Th 2/13

Challenge essay due The 2/20

 2/4/14 Revise 20+ minutes nightly; final will be due next week  Tues 2/11 or Wed 2/12    2/4/14

All students must work on the artifacts for your literature circle roles with Sunita.   

If you are doing the challenge assignment, you should read at least 30 minutes of Tom Sawyer nightly and work on your note-taking packet.  Notes will be checked on Tuesdays and Thursdays in class, so bring them daily.  Final packets and essays are tentatively due in 2 weeks on 2/14, but that date will be confirmed next week.

 
 1/31/14  Revise 20+ minutes nightly; type essay and bring electronic copy daily next week  Mon 2/3    1/30/14

If you are doing the challenge assignment, you should read at least 30 minutes of Tom Sawyer nightly and work on your note-taking packet.  Notes will be checked on Tuesdays and Thursdays in class, so bring them daily.  Final packets and essays are tentatively due in 2 weeks on 2/14, but that date will be confirmed next week.

If you are not doing the challenge assignment, you should continue to read 20+ minutes nightly in your novel and bring it daily to class.  You have a journal assignment on theme due on Tuesday 2/4.  See assignments below if you don't remember how to do that journal.

 Tues 2/4
 1/29/14  See 1/27 below      1/28/14 Moodle assignment    Thurs 1/30
 1/27/14

Write draft of belief essay 20+ minutes nightly

Revise argumentative essay if you choose 

 Full draft due Friday 1/31

Revisions due Friday 1/31

   1/27/14  See 1/23 conflict assignment below  Tues 1/28
 1/24/14

Write draft of belief essay 20+ minutes nightly 

Revise argumentative essay if you choose

 Draft progress check on Monday 1/27

Revisions due Friday 1/31

   1/23/14  

Read 20+ minutes nightly; write conflict development journal response for homework. Use same format as for character or theme development journal responses.  Bring novel daily to class.

Response should include:  identification of the type of conflict (person vs. person, etc.), explanation of the conflict in your novel, way(s) author develops the conflict, examples of how author develops the conflict, and evaluation of how well author develops the conflict.

 Tues 1/28
 1/22/14

Spelling Test Friday

Know your belief for your "This I Believe" essay 

 Friday 1/14    1/21/14  Moodle assignment or comic strip reflecting understanding of hypocrisy  Thurs 1/23
 1/17/14 Spelling Unit 4 # 14-27   Tues 1/21 or Wed 1/22    1/16/14

 Read 20+ minutes nightly and bring novel daily.

No journal assignment due.

 
 1/14/14 Spelling Unit 4 #1-13 Fri 1/17    1/14/14  Complete journal assignment on trait of your choice.  Remember to include your trait, analysis of author's craft, example(s) from the text, and evaluation of that analysis. 

Read 20+ minutes nightly and bring novel daily.

 Thurs 1/16
 1/10/14 Spelling Unit 4 roots and easily misspelled words   Tues 1/14 or Wed 1/15    1/9/14 Complete journal assignment on trait of your choice.  Remember to include your trait, analysis of author's craft, example(s) from the text, and evaluation of that analysis. 

Read 20+ minutes nightly and bring novel daily.

 Tues 1/14
       1/7/14

 Moodle assignment/forum posted

Write response; respond to classmates for extra credit.

In order to login to Moodle:

Go to the MMS Website (http://moodle.mansfieldct.org/login/index.php) Please click on the Moodle link along the left hand side of the page. Use your MMS login and password, click on the library link, and then you will see "Marcus Lit. Circle Competition." When you click on that, under the week of 7 January to 13 January, you will see "How did you learn to be human?".  Please answer all three parts to the question completely.  Be specific. 

 Due Thursday 1/9
 1/6/14 Write a list of 10 possible important moment's in anyone's life.   Due Tues or Wed    1/6/14  Moodle assignment to be announced  Due Thursday 1/9
 1/2/14

Final argumentative essay due with all following papers:  

rubric, self and peer assessed

final copy with cover sheet (centered with title near top, your name 1/3 of the way down, and at the bottom put class and number, my name, and date) and works cited page; 1.5 or double spaced and 12 pt in a legible font

outline

research notes

rough drafts

editing checklist sheet

revision sheet (purple)

partner revision sheets (yellow and green)

 Monday 1/6/14    1/2/14

Happy 2014!

Complete journal assignment on trait of your choice.  Remember to include your trait, analysis of author's craft, example(s) from the text, and evaluation of that analysis. 

Read 20+ minutes nightly and bring novel daily.

 Monday 1/6/14
 12/20/13

 Finish argumentative essay revisions and editing; see attached rubric

Complete MLA Works Cited page and in-text/parenthetical citations - attached here for each class

LA 2 Works Cited

LA 4 Works Cited

LA 5 Works Cited

 Final essay with all supporting documents due Friday 1/3/14 - revision checklist here    12/19/13

 READ A GOOD BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Have a good vacation.  See you in 2014.

 
 12/16/13 Finish draft of essay; write or revise 20+ minutes nightly  Tues 12/17 or Wed 12/18    12/16/13

Study for quiz; use class summaries. 

Continue to work on roles and prepare for class literature circle discussions.

 Quiz Tues 12/17

Roles due Th 12/19

 12/10/13 Spelling and vocabulary test Friday 12/13 - study!   Friday 12/13    12/10/13

Complete Moodle assignment.

Work on roles assignment.

Prepare to write summaries for chapters 7-15.

Study for quiz. 

 Moodle due Th 12/12

Roles due Th 12/19

Quiz Tues 12/17

 12/6/13

Define words and identify parts of speech for words #11-20 and write sentences for 6 easily confused words.   Write other sentences for #11-20 for extra credit.

Finish Roman numeral I for cell phone in the classroom outlines.

 Due Tues 12/10 or Wed 12/11

 

 

Due Monday 12/9

   12/5/13

Read 20+ minutes nightly; bring novel to class daily

Write journal on trait of your choice; if you have not yet earned at least a B on theme journals, write on theme to try to improve again. 

 Tuesday 12/10
 12/3/13 or 12/4/13 Define words and identify parts of speech for words #1-10; write sentences for extra credit.  Friday 12/6    12/3/13 Moodle assignment for Sunita to be announced - read poem and respond to poem and Ch. 9  Due Thurs 12/5
 12/2/13 Define 4 roots from Spelling Unit 3.  Find 3+ words using those roots.    Due Tues/Wed    12/2/13

Read 20+ minutes nightly; write theme journal response for homework. Use theme packet for information. 

Response should include:  theme statement, ways author develops theme, examples of how author develops theme, and evaluation of how well author develops theme.

Theme development documents:  1, 2, 3

 Due Tues 12/3
 11/26/13 Have a good vacation!  See you next week.       11/26/13 Have a good vacation!  See you next week.   
 11/19/13 Finish notes on cell phone use in classrooms articles 

 2 - Monday 11/25

4/5 - Tuesday 11/26

   11/19/13

Read 20+ minutes nightly; write theme journal response for homework.  Use theme packet for information.   

Response should include:  theme statement, ways author develops theme, examples of how author develops theme, and evaluation of how well author develops theme.

Theme development documents:  1, 2, 3

 Monday 11/25
 11/18/13

 Review argumentative writing terms - use yellow packet 

LA 2: Take notes on "Phones in the Classroom" article - Cornell style

 Daily next week

Notes due Tuesday 11/19

   11/18/13

 Completed assignment for self-selected Literature Circles Role 

Roles rubric here

 Tuesday 11/19
 11/15/13 Review argumentative writing terms - use yellow packet   Daily next week    11/14/13 Completed assignment for self-selected Literature Circles Role   Tuesday 11/19
 11/8/13

Continue studying spelling 

Review argumentative writing terms

 Final test Friday 11/15    11/8/13 Review summaries for Ch. 1-5 of Sunita   Quiz on Thursday 11/14
 11/5/13 See homework for 11/4       11/5/13 Write theme essay:  20 minutes nightly = 1 hour total.  Use green six traits note taking sheet from movie for examples/quotations.   Due Friday11/8 beginning of class
 11/4/13 Study all spelling roots, words, definitions, and homophones 20+ minutes nightly  Test Friday 11/8    11/4/13 Read 20+ minutes nightly, bring novel to class, and write a one-page response analyzing the Ideas and Content in your novel thus far  Tuesday 11/5
 11/1/13

Study roots 4-6 and words 11-20.  Also study homophones.

Revise/edit flash fiction to improve grade

 Due Monday 11/4

Due Friday 11/8

       
 10/29/13

Write last five words in sentences using them correctly. Study them.

Study roots 1-3 and words 1-10

 Due Friday 11/1    10/29/13  

Read 20+ minutes nightly

Bring novel daily to class

Journal response may focus on a trait of your choice. 

Moodle Discussion Director forum response

 Journal due Thurs 10/31

Moodle due Mon 11/4

 10/28/13

Spelling Unit 2:

Define words (11-20) and write sentences using each (for extra credit). 

 Tuesday 10/29 or Wednesday 10/30    10/28/13  

 Complete satire worksheet - 3 political cartoons and 2 excerpts from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  Complete political cartoon on back for extra credit.

Return Twain House permission slip with $10.00.

 Both due Tues 10/29
 10/24/13 Spelling Unit 2:  Define roots (1-6).  Define words (1-10) and write each in a sentence (extra credit for sentences).   Monday 10/ 28    10/24/13

Use internet to research the film, Casablanca.  Write 8-10 bulleted notes about its plot, historical context, etc. (www.imdb.com is very useful!)

 Complete satire worksheet - 3 political cartoons and 2 excerpts from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Return Twain House permission slip with $10.00.

 Due Mon 10/28

Due Tues 10/29

Due Tues 10/29

         10/22/13

Read 20+ minutes nightly

Bring novel daily to class

Complete Moodle assignment; see instructions below.

In order to login to Moodle:

Go to the MMS Website (http://moodle.mansfieldct.org/login/index.php) Please click on the Moodle link along the left hand side of the page. Use your MMS login and password, click on the library link, and then you will see "Marcus Lit. Circle Competition." When you click on that, under the week of 22 October to 29 October you will see three links. Students must open and read "The Scholarship Jacket," a short story by Martha Salinas.  Next, students should download the worksheet titled "Literary Luminary Form."  Students will identify by number each paragraph and then choose five paragraphs about which to write.  Students should follow the directions at the top of the worksheet and then save the document.  Once it is saved, they should upload the completed Literary Luminary Form to Moodle before class on Thursday.

 Moodle assignment due Thursday 10/24
 10/21/13 Edit 20+ minutes nightly; use editing checklist 

 Final flash fiction stories due:

LA 2 - Thurs 10/24

LA 4, 5 - Fri 10/25

   10/21/13

Read 20+ minutes nightly

Bring novel daily to class

Journal response may focus on a trait of your choice. 

 Written response due Tuesday 10/22
 10/16/13

Revise/edit 20+ minutes nightly

Bring typed and printed as well as electronic drafts to class for in-class editing 

Final due Wed/Thurs next week

 Mon 10/21

 

 

Final due Wed 10/23 or Thurs 10/24

   10/17/13

Read 20+ minutes nightly

Bring novel, notebook to class daily

Assignment TBD for next week - stay tuned 

 
 10/11/13 Continue revising 20+ minutes nightly; use your rubric to guide your revision = 80 minutes by Wednesday 10/16  Drafts will be checked next week Wed/Thurs; final due date to be announced    10/10/13

Read 2+ hours and bring novel to class

Written response due next week should focus on conventions AND organization:  either combine them or write two responses 

 Thurs 10/17
         10/8/13  

Complete Moodle assignment; see instructions below.

In order to login to Moodle:

Go to the MMS Website (http://moodle.mansfieldct.org/login/index.php) Please click on the Moodle link along the left hand side of the page. Use your MMS login and password, click on the library link, and then you will see "Marcus Lit. Circle Competition." When you click on that, under the week of 8 October to 15 October you will see three links involving conventions. Students must download the copy of the t-shirt and then copy it into a word document in order to design it around the convention that they choose. They must save this document, after it has been designed and completed, and then upload it onto Moodle. Additionally, students must defend their t-shirt in a rationale on the Moodle page. Please keep in mind students will receive 2 grades for Moodle this week, one for the t-shirt and one for the rationale.

 
 10/7/13 Revise 20+ minutes nightly - consider rubric designed today in class  Daily in class this week    10/7/13 Sentence fluency journal response due tomorrow:  see information below   Tues 10/8
 10/4/13 No homework this weekend if you turned in a complete draft today!           
 10/2/13 Finish rough draft of flash fiction piece  End of class Friday 10/4    10/3/13 

 Write journal response about sentence fluency in your homework novel.  You should identify the strategies employed by the author in regards to fluency, give specific examples, and then evaluate whether the author wrote fluently or not and why. 

Bring your novel to class daily.

Read 20+ minutes nightly.

 Journal due Tuesday 10/8
         10/1/13  

Complete Moodle assignment; see instructions below.

In order to login to Moodle:

Go to the MMS Website (http://moodle.mansfieldct.org/login/index.php) Please click on the Moodle link along the left hand side of the page. Use your MMS login and password, click on the library link, and then you will see "Marcus Lit. Circle Competition." When you click on that, under the week of 1 October to 7 October you will see two links for "Sentence Fluency in Space Jam." One of the links is to a YouTube clip which students must watch first in order to respond appropriately to the second link which is a typical discussion forum.

 Thurs.
10/3 before class

 9/30/13 Write rough draft of flash fiction 20+ minutes nightly   Daily in class this week    9/30/13

 

Voice journal due Tuesday - see instructions below

Read 20+ minutes nightly and bring novel to class daily 

Tues.
10/1
 9/27/13

Continue planning flash fiction.  Start writing rough draft once you have developed characters and planned enough to begin.   

Stuck?  Ideas here.

Resources: See plan sheet below as well

Writing Flash Fiction

Description of flash fiction 

Character development

 

 Mon 9/30 Be ready to write.        
 9/25/13 Plan flash fiction story 20+ minutes nightly - may use worksheet or own design  Ongoing - will check planning in class on Friday 9/27    9/26/13

 Continue to read 20+ minutes nightly.  Bring novel to class daily. (60 minutes due Tuesday)

Write one page response in journal due Tuesday on VOICEChoose a voice; try the author's or narrator's voice instead of a character's voice.  Explain how the author develops that voice.  Use specific examples or quotations to support the voice chosen.  Evaluate how well the author develops the voice and explain your evaluation in terms of you as the reader.

 

 Tues Oct 1
 9/24/13

Spelling/Vocabulary Test - study roots, definitions, parts of speech, usage in sentences, and spelling 

Correct missed spelling words 5x each

 4, 5 = Wed

2 = Thurs

   9/24/13  Continue to read 20+ minutes nightly.  Bring novel to class daily.

Complete Moodle assignment; see instructions below.

In order to login to Moodle:

Go to the MMS Website (http://www.mansfieldct.gov/content/11169/default.aspx) Please click on the Moodle link along the left hand side of the page. Use your MMS login and password, click on the library link, and then you will see "Marcus Lit. Circle Competition." When you click on that, under the week of 24 September to 30 September you will see a link for "Get Your Twitter On." The assignment will be on this page.  

 Due Thursday 9/26 before class
 9/20/13 Spelling Pretest on Monday; test Wed/Thurs on usage, definitions, and spelling - STUDY!

 Monday 9/23

Wed 9/25/Thurs 9/26

   9/19/13

Read 20+ minutes nightly.  Bring novel to class daily.

Write one page response in journal due Tuesday on WORD CHOICE

 Tues 9/24
 9/17/13 Complete second column on back page of spelling homework - sentences are extra credit.   Due Friday 9/20    9/17/13

Continue to read 20+ minutes nightly.  Bring novel to class daily.

Complete Moodle assignment; see instructions below.

In order to login to Moodle:

Go to the MMS Website (http://www.mansfieldct.gov/content/11169/default.aspx) Please click on the Moodle link along the left hand side of the page. Use your MMS login and password, click on the library link, and then you will see "Marcus Lit. Circle Competition." When you click on that, under the week of 17 September to 23 September you will see a link for "6 Traits and Character Development." The assignment will be on this page.   

 Due Thursday 9/19 before class
 9/16/13 Complete first column on back page of spelling homework - sentences are extra credit.  Due Tuesday 9/17    9/16/13  

Read 20+ minutes nightly

Bring novel and journal to class - remember what to include in journal!

 

Journal due Tuesday should include analysis of character development

 Due Tuesday 9/17
 9/13/13

Bring Lit HW novel to class on Monday

Complete front page of spelling homework - define roots and find examples 

Complete 2 extra credit assignments

 Due Mon 9/16        
 9/11/13

Finish mythological allusions worksheet

Extra credit due next week:  lyrics, Allusions of Grandeur

Bring Lit HW novel to class on Friday 

 Worksheet due Friday at beginning of class

EC due Monday

Novel due Friday

   9/12/13  

Read 20+ minutes nightly

Bring novel and journal to class - remember what to include in journal!

 

Journal due Tuesday should include analysis of character development

 Tuesday 9/17
 9/9/13 Poster due 

 2 - Tues at end of class

4, 5 - Wed at beginning of class

   9/9/13 Same as below - journal entry should focus on character development  Thurs 9/12

 9/4/13

9/6/13

Rewrite/revise 20+ minutes nightly

Final poem must be typed - use rubric; Bring 2 copies printed and one electronic to class

Bring magazines, materials, mementos for poster

 Poem due Monday 9/9    9/3/13  

Read 20+ minutes nightly

Bring novel and journal to class - remember what to include in journal!

"The Lottery" questions due Monday

  1/2 page - 1 page entry due Tuesdays and Thursday

Library book talk on Monday

Worksheet due Monday

 8/30/13 Finish rough draft of model of "Where I'm From" poem  Tues 9/3 (LA 2) or Wed 9/4 (LA 4, 5)     8/29/13

Read 20+ minutes nightly

Bring novel and journal to class 

 1/2 page - 1 page entry due Tuesdays and Thursday
 8/28/13    Complete at least 3 questions on prewriting sheet - ELABORATE!

 Fri 8/30/13

   8/28/13

Complete survey -  both sides! 

Bring novel to class daily

 Thurs 8/29/13