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  1. 7th Week 3 Agenda09/17/12-9/21/12 • Monday – Wednesday: “MK” • Thursday: An American Childhood • Friday: Grammar/Vocab

  2. Daily Writing: Argument 09/17/12 Choose one prompt to respond to and explain with detail: • Should you have to take tests in school? Why or why not? Give at least 3 arguments. • Should cell phones be allowed in school? Why or why not? Give at least 3 arguments.

  3. Monday: New System • Hand in your homework: Questions1 – 9 on Papa’s Parrot worksheet. • Homework due Friday: Write a sentence for each comma rule (make sure to label the rule). • Absent? New system! • You are responsible for getting the materials from the appropriate folder (labeled by day) for the day you were absent, and for checking my website* for what you missed and when things are due. • You have one extra day to turn in your homework. • Write the date you were absent clearly in the right corner. • If your homework is not clearly marked or you hand it in later than a day after the due date, it will be marked late. *Don’t have internet at home? Go to the public library, or ask Sister Amina during lunch to bring you to the computer lab. NO EXCUSES. • You are responsible for handing in the homework due the day you were gone as soon as you get back. • Write the date you were absent clearly in the right corner. • If your homework is not clearly marked or you hand it in later than the day you come back, it will be marked late.

  4. Monday: MK • Pre-reading for “MK.” • Directions: Read each sentence/passage. Look at the underlined word. Then, find other words in the passage that can be used as context clues to help you find the meaning. Write the context clues on the first line, and then write the meaning on the second line. • Listen to audio version of “MK” while following along. • Journal title: “MK” essay • Draft a brief essay comparing and contrasting Jean’s feelings about America before and after she arrives in the United States. • First, draw a graphic organizer and write down details that show Jean’s feelings about America before she arrives. • Second, draw a graphic organizer and write down details that show her feelings about America after she arrives. • Finally, use these details to draft your compare/contrast essay. • You’ll have class time tomorrow to work on your essay.

  5. Daily Writing: Memories 09/18/12 Choose one prompt to respond to and explain with detail (OR just talk about your most vivid memory): • “I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it.” ~Dawn French • “Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.” ~Thomas Fuller

  6. Tuesday: MK • Textbook Agreement • In order to check out a textbook, your parent/guardian needs to sign a textbook agreement contract. • How many copies should I make? Raise your hand if you ever want to check out a textbook • Journal Check • I’m going to call you up one by one to check your journal and check in with you. • When you’re not working with me, you should be drafting your essay. • When you’re done with your essay, you should be reading for the book talk October 11 or creating the book jacket. • Journal title: “MK” essay (due Wednesday) • Draft a brief essay comparing and contrasting Jean’s feelings about America before and after she arrives in the United States. • First, draw a graphic organizer and write down details that show Jean’s feelings about America before she arrives. • Second, draw a graphic organizer and write down details that show her feelings about America after she arrives. • Finally, use these details to draft your compare/contrast essay.

  7. Daily Writing: Sports09/19/12 Choose a picture, and start a story:

  8. Wednesday: MK • Extra HW (“MK” worksheet #1-5) due tomorrow. Work on your essay first (due at the end of the period). • I have other homework ideas if I notice individual students are off task. • Journal title: “MK” essay (due today) • Draft a brief essay comparing and contrasting Jean’s feelings about America before and after she arrives in the United States. • First, draw a graphic organizer and write down details that show Jean’s feelings about America before she arrives. • Second, draw a graphic organizer and write down details that show her feelings about America after she arrives. • Finally, use these details to draft your compare/contrast essay. Make sure you have 5 paragraphs – an intro, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion. • If you’re done with your essay (and 1st period your worksheet due tomorrow), work on your book talk & jacket. Due October 11. • Homework due Friday: Write a sentence for each comma rule (make sure to label the rule). • Put your journals on the table before you leave class. If you don’t hand your journal in at the end of class, your “MK” essay will be marked late.

  9. Daily Writing: Humans 09/20/12 Choose one prompt to respond to and explain with detail: • “Mankind is considered (by the radical environmentalists) the lowest and the meanest of all species and is blamed for everything.” ~Dixie Lee Ray • “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” ~Margaret Mead

  10. Thursday: An American Childhood • Collect HW (“MK” worksheet #1-5). • Rubric vs. Non-rubric grading system • 10 minutes: Pre-reading vocab for An American Childhood • Write these notes in your notebook: • Point of view is the perspective from which a narrative is told. Point of view affects the kinds of details that are revealed to the reader. • First-person point of view: The narrator is a character who participates in the action of the story and tells the story using the words I and me. The narrator can reveal only his/her own observations, thoughts, and feelings. • Third-person point of view: The narrator is not a character in the story and uses pronouns such as he, she and they to refer to the characters. The narrator may know and reveal the observations, thoughts, and feelings of more than one person or character in the narrative. • Read An American Childhood (pg 51) silently/individually. • Exit slip due at the end of the period. Read each quotation from An American Childhood. Underline each pronoun showing the point of view. Then, briefly describe what you learned from or about the speaker. • Homework due tomorrow: Write a sentence for each comma rule (make sure to label the rule).

  11. Daily Writing: Twain09/21/12 Choose one prompt to respond to and explain with detail: • “A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar.” ~Mark Twain • “Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.” ~Mark Twain

  12. Vocab/Grammar Friday • If you didn’t turn your journal in the other day (with your essay), please turn them in today. Remember: Title and date your writing! Your daily writing should be at least 4-5 sentences. If you’re tardy, you might want to continue your writing at home to avoid losing points. • 7 volunteers to write one of their sentences on the board (make sure to label which rule you used). • Vocab builder: • Take 3 minutes to individually work on the crossword puzzle (no talking!). • When I say time, you have 2 minutes to walk around the room and find answers from your peers. • Finally, look up the answers in your textbook! • Notebook title: Vocab I • Write the words and the correct definitions in your notebook (words inside the left margin, definitions to the right of the margin line). • Due by the end of the period • Notebook title: Vocab I Sentences • Write your own sentences using the vocabulary words • Make sure your sentences are detailed enough to prove to me you understand what the word means. Be creative! • Due by next Friday.

  13. Vocab/Grammar Friday • Vocab down: • 1. transformation: (n.) change • 2. ignorant: (adj.) not knowing facts or information • 3. deceived: (v.) make someone believe something is not true; trick • 9. pondered: (v.) thought about deeply; meditated • Vocab across: • 2. ignored: (v.) paid no attention to • 4. improvising: (v.) making up or inventing on the spur of the moment • 5. resumed: (v.) began again; continued • 6. venerable: (adj.) worthy of respect or reverence by reason of age • 7. adequate: (adj.) enough • 8. compelled: (v.) forced • 10. strategy: (n.) set of plans used to gain success or achieve an aim • Notebook title: Vocab I • Write the words and the correct definitions in your notebook (words inside the left margin, definitions to the right of the margin line). • Due by the end of the period • Notebook title: Vocab I Sentences • Write your own sentences using the vocabulary words • Make sure your sentences are detailed enough to prove to me you understand what the word means. Be creative! • Due by next Friday.