On this page I will keep a list of the daily assignments we did in class. You are responsible for making up any work within three days of being absent.



31 March 2008
SSR
Verb Tense (handout)
Go over answers for Verb Tense
Fin Fan Fun (handout)
Collect work
XC--VETY Review


28 March 2008
SSR
Collect Book card 3
Collect VETY Set 8
Pass back CRL 2 and VETY Check 6
Write character analysis paper



27 March 2008
SSR
Study Time for VETY Check
VETY Check 6
Collect CLR 2
Pass back notes about writing a character analysis paper
Start prewriting for character analysis paper
Note: VETY Set 8 due tomorrow


26 March 2008
SSR
Return character analysis notes for “The Blues Ain’t No Mockingbird”
In groups of three, compare notes and make sure all are as complete as possible.
Take notes on writing a character analysis paper.
Note: VETY Check 6 tomorrow
Note: CRL 2 due tomorrow
Note: VETY Set 8 due on Friday, 28 March 2008



25 March 2008
SSR
Pass back graded work
VETY Set 7 answers given
Check on character analysis notes for “The Blues Ain’t No Mockingbird”
Complete and turn in character analysis notes for “The Blues Ain’t No Mockingbird”

Note: VETY Check 6 on Thursday, 27 March 2008
Note: CRL 2 due on Thursday, 27 March 2008
Note: VETY Set 8 due on Friday, 28 March 2008


24 March 2008
SSR
Reading Comprehension Work
  • Rules to Live By (handout)
  • Get Ahead! (handout)
Check work in class


20 March 2008
SSR
Book card turned in
VETY Set 7 turned in
CRL turned in
VETY Set 6 answers given
Study Time (10-15 min. depending on behavior)
VETY Quiz 5
VETY Set 8 given
Complete character analysis notes on “The Blues Ain’t No Mockingbird”


19 March 2008
SSR
VETY Set 6 returned
Read “The Blues Ain’t No Mockingbird” and work on taking character analysis notes

Note: CRL 1 due tomorrow


18 March 2008
SSR
Work on VETY cards
(lockdown)


17 March 2008
SSR
Notes on Character Analysis


14 March 2008
SSR
Book card 1 due
VETY Cards Set 6 due
VETY Quiz 4 today
Quick write: Write about a time someone invaded your privacy. How did you feel about this? How did you react? Write ½ a page to a page.
Begin reading “The Blues Ain’t No Mockingbird”


13 March 2008
SSR
Write and turn in a summary of "The Cask of Amontillado"



12 March 2008
SSR
Work on and turn in any missing work for the third term.


11March 2008
SSR
Quick write: Write about someone who has done you a great wrong and the revenge you would like to take upon that person. Write ½ a page to a page.
Read "The Cask of Amontillado" (recording, text) and fill out the worksheet on the story


10 March 2008
SAT Vocabulary Words (handout)--look up definitions


29 February 2008
SSR
Collect VETY cards set five
Collect CRL


28 February 2008
SSR
VETY Quiz 3
Complete reading of "The Most Dangerous Game" (recording--text) and fill out the handout on the story.

Note: VETY cards set five due tomorrow
Note: CRL due tomorrow


27 February 2008
SSR
Go over VETY cards set four
Quick write: Take two opposite groups--winners and losers, adults and children, teachers and students, etc.--and write about what might happen if those two groups were to switch places. Write ½ a page to a page.
Read "The Most Dangerous Game" (recording--text) and fill out the handout on the story. To be completed tomorrow in class.

Note: VETY Quiz Three tomorrow. It is cumulative. Study.


26 February 2008
SSR
Complete VETY cards set four
Start work on VETY cards set five


25 February 2008
Write an essay explaining who you are. (Thank you, Mrs. Brewer!)


22 February 2008
Read Unit 22 in Writer's Choice. Do all exercises except #1 and all activities.
Collect VETY cards set four


21 February 2008
Read the excerpt from "Black Boy" in our literature book. Do the assigned exercises.
Note: VETY cards set four is due tomorrow.


20 February 2008
SSR
Write about daydreams
Read "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (Reader's Choice pg. 115)
Do both sides of the handout that goes with today's reading.


19 February 2008
SSR
Work on completing Friday's VETY cards correctly.


15 February 2008
Collect this week's CRL
Collect this week's VETY Cards
Collect this week's book cards
Writer's Choice pages 711-723--all exercises



14 February 2008
SSR
VETY Check 2
New VETY Words
Work on Cinquains
Capitalization PowerPoint


13 February 2008
SSR
Set Two VETY cards returned
Go over the VETY cards for tomorrow's quiz
Read, study, and start to write cinquains


12 February 2008
SSR
Singular/Plural Nouns Practice (handout)
Check Work on Singular/Plural Nouns Practice


11 February 2008
SSR
Look up VETY Words Set 3
Singular/Plural Nouns Practice (handout)
Check Work on Singular/Plural Nouns Practice


8 February 2008
SSR
Collect VETY cards set two
Give out VETY words set three
Singular/Plural Nouns PowerPoint Presentation
Do pages 47-48 from grammar book (extra copies in crate)
With a partner, work on playing some of the singular/plural noun games


7 February 2008
SSR
Work on CRL
Work on finding VETY words set two

Note: Bring grammar book tomorrow


6 February 2008
SSR
VETY Quiz 1
"The Lady or the Tiger" questions collected
Haiku-reading and writing them

Note: CRL due tomorrow
Note: Bring grammar book tomorrow


5 February 2008
SSR
Review of how to format a VETY Card
Answers for VETY Cards Set One
Search for VETY Words Set Two (Due Friday)

Note: Quiz Tomorrow on VETY Set One


4 February 2008
No class today due to a power outage


1 February 2008
SSR
Collect VETY Cards Set One
Collect Book Cards
Notes Quiz
VETY Set Two assigned
Class worked on finding VETY words


31 January 2008

SSR
Review of Plot
Prewrite for "The Lady or the Tiger"
Read "The Lady or the Tiger" and write down any and all questions raised as the story is read

HOMEWORK:
Finish reading "The Lady or the Tiger" and write down any and all questions raised as the story is read
VETY cards due tomorrow
Open notes quiz tomorrow

30 January 2008

SSR
Read "The Open Window"
Find vocabulary words from the story
Write a summary of the story
Reminder of a Notes Quiz to be given on Friday

29 January 2008

SSR
Handout for VETY
Lecture/Discussion on Elements of a Short Story
Quick Write

28 January 2008

SSR
Collect the Parts of Speech Project
Explanation of Vocabulary Etymology (VETY)
Practice looking up root words in the dictionary
Students work at finding their VETY words for this week

25 January 2008

SSR
Noun Quiz
Parts of Speech Project Reminder--DUE MONDAY
Writing a Summary--Notes

24 January 2008

SSR
Abstract/Concrete Nouns Practice (handout)
Continue with practice of summaries, connections, and quotations
Work on Critical Reading Logs (due today)

NOTE: The Parts of Speech Projects are due Monday, 28 January, when you enter class.

23 January 2008

SSR
Collect Observation Journals
Common/Proper Nouns Practice (handout)
Read "Rules for Writing Practice" (handout)
Practice Writing Summaries, Making Connections, Finding Quotations

22 January 2008

SSR
Parts of Speech Project Review of Assignment--DUE on Monday 28 January 2008
Notes on Nouns
Game featuring Nouns
Nouns Practice Sheet

18 January 2008

SSR
Pass out the Parts of Speech Project (handout)
Go to the library for computer time http://usatestprep.com

17 January 2008

SSR
Turn in CRL #1
Retake Writing Process Quiz
Grammar Review--Parts of Speech (get the notes from a friend)

HOMEWORK: I will take up the observation journal tomorrow

16 January 2008

SSR
Critical Reading Log--a continuing assignment for the semester--intro and explanation
Reading Assessment

HOMEWORK: First CRL is due tomorrow

NOTE: Writing Process Quiz retake tomorrow!

15 January 2008

SSR
Voluntary Sharing of Self-Portrait Poems
Notes on Active Reading Strategies
HOMEWORK: In your Observation Journal, take an imaginary visitor on a tour of your daily route to school. Put into words what you see. Be detailed. Very detailed.

NOTE: Writing Process Quiz retake on Thursday!

14 January 2008

SSR Intro
SSR
Writing/Voluntary Sharing
Reading Activity (Rereading for increased comprehension).

Reminder: Starting today you will be expected to have all your materials (including your independent reading book and spiral notebook) in class daily.

11 January 2008

Library Orientation
Book Check Out
Quiz
Complete Portrait Poem
Voluntary Sharing of Poems
Reminder: Starting Monday you will be expected to have all your materials (including your independent reading book and spiral notebook) in class daily.

10 January 2008

Word Watch (handout)
Writing Process Review
Portrait Poem (handouts)
Pass out and sign for report cards

9 January 2008

101 Places List (handout)
Sign out textbooks
Collect the parent letter sign off sheets
Writing Process notes (get from a friend)
Read pages 58-67 in Writer's Choice

8 January 2008

Class Intro/Expectations (Get copy of letter to take home and get signed)
Getting to Know You (handout)
Read pages 4-14 in literature book

HOMEWORK: Get the parent letter signed and returned tomorrow for 25 points.