Mr. Mulgrew's Weekly Schedules for College Prep. 2018--2019.
For planning purposes, these assignments are usually etched in stone.
* Last minute changes and resource modifications may not be posted.

http://www.doe.mass.edu/frameworks/ela/0311.pdf

The full schedule is usually posted by Monday night.

 

Week starting 9/4/18 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Weekly Schedule

Syllabus: First Day Policies and Procedures

Survey Distribution and instructions

Students will know classroom expectations.

Students will understand the policies and procedures.

Students will write in complete sentences in the form of a statement.

Work on your survey.
2 Building Tour

Survey Quality Check

"Ask Mr. M." activity

Students will peer evaluate the survey to ensure that the directions are being followed and that adequate effort has been applied to this course level. Complete your survey.

 

 3 Computer Lab Webquest of www.mrmulgrew.com 

Collection of completed surveys

 Know: How to navigate the internet.

Understand: the resources available at my website.

Do: Students will peruse www.mrmulgrew.com in order to maximize his or her organizational abilities.  

Complete your summer reading over the weekend.  Be sure to bring in any handwritten notes you took.
4 Only Block E will meet for a fourth time this week due to the Monday holiday.  Team building exercises will be the focus of the day.    

 

Week starting 9/10/18 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Weekly Schedule

English Pretest

Know:  Previously taught content.
Understand: The definitions and examples of the Common Core vocabulary.
Complete your summer reading by the second class of the week.  Be sure to bring in any handwritten notes you took.
2 Summer Reading Activity and Evaluation Know: Title and content of the summer reading.

Understand: Gain insight into the main ideas of overcoming hardship.

Do: Discuss and write about how realistically the character were portrayed.

Start looking for a new novel to read.  You may need a library card from your local library.
3 Summer Reading Activity and Evaluation

 Note* Due to the school picture schedule, this evaluation may take two days.

Know: Title and content of the summer reading.

Understand: Gain insight into the main ideas of overcoming hardship.

Do: Discuss and write about how realistically the character were portrayed.

Start looking for a new novel to read.  You may need a library card from your local library.
4

V.A.T  Learning Styles Test and Analysis

Activator Video Link

Know: The different styles of learning.

Understand: Which type of learner they are.

Do:  Students will identify study methods and strategies  for a visual learner, auditory learner, tactile/ kinesthetic learner, or a combination learner , to assist in the memorization of personal and possessive pronouns in chart form.

No homework over the weekend, but if you found a new novel to read, getting started early will benefit you later.

 

Week starting 9/17/18 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes, The Plot Outline Diagram. Know: Previously taught content.

Understand:  The definition and examples of the common core vocabulary.

Do:  Students will demonstrate prior knowledge of the English curriculum.

 
Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes

Start looking for a new novel.

2 September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Explanation, The Plot Outline Diagram. Know:  That fiction contains common elements.
Understand: Fiction is organized into a logical plan.
Do: students will practice note chunking with the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction in preparation for the October book Report Projects. 
Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes

Start looking for a new novel.

3 September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Application; Scooby-Doo Anchor Activity Know:  That fiction contains common elements.
Understand: Fiction is organized into a logical plan.
Do: students will clarify, through class discussion, the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction in preparation for the October book Report Projects. 
Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes

Start looking for a new novel.

4

September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction, The Plot Outline Diagram Applied to Hollywood. 

Know:  That fiction contains common elements.
Understand: Fiction is organized into a logical plan.
Do: students will apply the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction and create an outline of a television show as a class.
No homework over the weekend.

Audio Links:   40's  50's     60's    70's     80's     90's     Modern Day/ New Orleans     Caribbean    

A Taste of Modern Mexico

(Only audio is used in class- No video)

 

Week starting 9/24/18 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction, The Plot Outline Diagram Applied to Hollywood. Students Create. Know:  That fiction contains common elements.
Understand: Fiction is organized into a logical plan.
Do: students will apply the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction and create an outline of a television show as a small group.
Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes
2 September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction, The Plot Outline Diagram Applied to Hollywood. Student Presentations. Know:  That fiction contains common elements.
Understand: Fiction is organized into a logical plan.
Do: students will apply the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction and create an outline of a television show and present it to the class.
Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes
3 September Literary Terms Review Game and Test.

Introduce "The Big Six" Posters: Alliteration, Hyperbole, Simile, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia, and Personification.

Video Support Link

Link Two

Know:  That fiction contains common elements.
Understand: Fiction is organized into a logical plan.
Do: students will apply the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction.
Work on your     " Big Six" Posters:   The due date is flexible.
4 Construct "The Big Six" Posters: Alliteration, Hyperbole, Simile, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia, and Personification.

Ongoing Evaluation of "The Big Six" Posters:

Know:  That language can be literal and figurative.
Understand:  Expressive language uses both types of language.
Do:  Students will create posters demonstrating a unique example of each term of figurative language.
Work on your     " Big Six" Posters:   The due date is flexible.

The Grade Eight Elements of Fiction Retest is available to ANY student that wishes to score higher.

The following times are available:  

_ During ANY English class, now through the Columbus Day break.  Just tell me when you are better prepared.

_ Monday through Friday before school, 6:45—7:05, I will write you a pass.

_ Thursday after school. (You must book an appointment with me)

_ Any T.G.A.  (Just check with your T.G.A. teacher first)

*Reminder*  If you don’t do something different to study, then your score will not be higher.  Use my website if you have misplaced those notes.  This is the link.

 

Week starting 10/1/18 is listed below:

Parent Open house/ Curriculum Night is October 1, at 5:15--7:00pm.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Day One Reading Conferences

Ongoing Evaluation of "The Big Six" Posters:

Know:  That language can be literal and figurative.
Understand:  Expressive language uses both types of language.
Do:  Students will create posters demonstrating a unique example of each term of figurative language.
Work on your     " Big Six" Posters:   The due date was flexible, any time this week, but we need to move-on.

Read your novel.

2 National Punctuation Day: Activator:  A Visit from Colon Man and Dash Incredible.  Semicolon Handout

Ongoing Evaluation of "The Big Six" Posters:    

Explanation of the Drama Notes, Theater Terms

Know:  That language can be literal and figurative.
Understand:  Expressive language uses both types of language.
Do:  Students will create posters demonstrating a unique example of each term of figurative language.
Read your novel
3 Ongoing Evaluation of "The Big Six" Posters:    

Start copying the Drama Notes, Theater Terms

Know:  That language can be literal and figurative.
Understand:  Expressive language uses both types of language.
Do:  Students will create posters demonstrating a unique example of each term of figurative language.
Read your novel.
4 Complete Drama Notes, Theater Terms

Ongoing Evaluation of "The Big Six" Posters:   Last day to hand them to Mr. M.

Know: At least twenty of the theatrical terms.
Understand:  How these relate to the theater, television, concerts, and sometimes the business world.
Do:  Students will cooperatively construct a model soundstage or theater and demonstrate the utility of at least 25 of the theatrical terms they evaluated in their notes.
No homework over the long weekend if your novel is 1/4 completed

Week starting   10/9/18    is listed below:

No classes on Monday due to the Columbus Day Holiday

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Day One Reading Conferences

Theater Model Introduction

Know: At least twenty of the theatrical terms.
Understand:  How these relate to the theater, television, concerts, and sometimes the business world.
Do:  Students will cooperatively construct a model soundstage or theater and demonstrate the utility of at least 25 of the theatrical terms they evaluated in their notes.
Read your novel.
2 Theater Model Planning/ Division of Labor  Students will plan an equitable division of labor before having the project approved by the instructor.

 

 
Know: At least twenty of the theatrical terms.
Understand:  How these relate to the theater, television, concerts, and sometimes the business world.
Do:  Students will cooperatively construct a model soundstage or theater and demonstrate the utility of at least 25 of the theatrical terms they evaluated in their notes.
Read your novel.
3 Theater Model Construction Know: At least twenty of the theatrical terms.
Understand:  How these relate to the theater, television, concerts, and sometimes the business world.
Do:  Students will cooperatively construct a model soundstage or theater and demonstrate the utility of at least 25 of the theatrical terms they evaluated in their notes.
Read your novel.
4 Theater Model Construction Know: At least twenty of the theatrical terms.
Understand:  How these relate to the theater, television, concerts, and sometimes the business world.
Do:  Students will cooperatively construct a model soundstage or theater and demonstrate the utility of at least 25 of the theatrical terms they evaluated in their notes.
No homework over the weekend if your novel is 1/2 completed.

 

Week starting  10/15/18 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Day One Reading Conferences

Theater Model Construction

Know: At least twenty of the theatrical terms.

Understand:  How these relate to the theater, television, concerts, and sometimes the business world.

Do:  Students will cooperatively construct a model soundstage or theater and demonstrate the utility of at least 25 of the theatrical terms they evaluated in their notes.

Read your novel.
2 Theater Model Construction   Read your novel.
3 Theater Model ConstructionTheater Tours of B.H.S.  (Possibly Postponed due to high enthusiasm of the project)

Theater Model Construction

  Read your novel.
4 Theater Model Construction and Grading   Assessment/ Test Grade for the project is based on an interactive group presentation and questioning from the planning sheet..   No homework over the weekend if your novel is 3/4 completed.

Week starting 10/22/18 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Day One Reading Conferences

Theater Model Construction and Grading   Assessment/ Test Grade for the project is based on an interactive group presentation and questioning from the planning sheet.

  Read your novel.
2 Theater Model Construction and Grading   Assessment/ Test Grade for the project is based on an interactive group presentation and questioning from the planning sheet.   Read your novel.
3 Theater Model Construction and Grading   Assessment/ Test Grade for the project is based on an interactive group presentation and questioning from the planning sheet.   Read your novel.
4 Book Project Explanation and Models

Book Project Planning and Organization Checklist

Know:  how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action,.
Understand:  How aspects of a character provoke a decision.
Do: 
  Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
No homework over the weekend if your novel is completed.

Week starting 10/29/18 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Book Project Construction Know:  Students will know and will apply the elements of fiction.
Understand:  The types of character.
Do:  Depict these in visually, auditory,  and/or tactile form by completing  and presenting a literary analysis depicted in a list of project choices.
Work on your Book Project!  Any book project completed early will receive a bonus of 5 points, just as long as the project is not "C" level quality.
2 Book Project Construction Know:  Students will know and will apply the elements of fiction.
Understand:  The types of character.
Do:  Depict these in visually, auditory,  and/or tactile form by completing  and presenting a literary analysis depicted in a list of project choices.
Work on your Book Project!  Any book project completed early will receive a bonus of 5 points, just as long as the project is not "C" level quality.
3 Book Project Construction Know:  Students will know and will apply the elements of fiction.
Understand:  The types of character.
Do:  Depict these in visually, auditory,  and/or tactile form by completing  and presenting a literary analysis depicted in a list of project choices.
Complete your Book Project!  
4

Book Project Due Date 11/ 2 /17

Presentations Start

 

Know:  Students will know and will apply the elements of fiction.
Understand:  The types of character.
Do:  Depict these in visually, auditory,  and/or tactile form by completing  and presenting a literary analysis depicted in a list of project choices.
Practice your presentation as needed.

Week starting 11/5/18 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1

Book Presentations Continue

 

 

Know:  Students will know and will apply the elements of fiction.
Understand:  The types of character.
Do:  Depict these in visually, auditory,  and/or tactile form by completing  and presenting a literary analysis depicted in a list of project choices.
Practice your presentation as needed.

Browse the Poetry Out Loud website.

2 Book Presentations Continue Know:  Students will know and will apply the elements of fiction.
Understand:  The types of character.
Do:  Depict these in visually, auditory,  and/or tactile form by completing  and presenting a literary analysis depicted in a list of project choices.
Practice your presentation as needed.

Browse the Poetry Out Loud website.

3 Book Presentations Continue Know:  Students will know and will apply the elements of fiction.
Understand:  The types of character.
Do:  Depict these in visually, auditory,  and/or tactile form by completing  and presenting a literary analysis depicted in a list of project choices.
Continue to browse the Poetry Out Loud website until you have selected five possible poems.  Print these or bookmark them on your phone.
4 Book Presentations Conclude Know:  Students will know and will apply the elements of fiction.
Understand:  The types of character.
Do:  Depict these in visually, auditory,  and/or tactile form by completing  and presenting a literary analysis depicted in a list of project choices.
Continue to browse the Poetry Out Loud website until you have selected five possible poems.  Print these or bookmark them on your phone.

Term One Ends

Week starting 11/12/18 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 12 Angry Men Act I

Parents- Click here for the original trailer.

  Browse the Poetry Out Loud website.
2 12 Angry Men Act I Know:  how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action,.
Understand:  How aspects of a character provoke a decision.
Do: 
  Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
Browse the Poetry Out Loud website.
3 12 Angry Men Act II

 

Know:  how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action,.
Understand:  How aspects of a character provoke a decision.
Do: 
  Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
Practice your presentation as needed.

Browse the Poetry Out Loud website.

 

 

4 12 Angry Men Act II

Only block E will meet for a fourth time this week.

Know:  how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action,.
Understand:  How aspects of a character provoke a decision.
Do: 
  Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
Browse the Poetry Out Loud website.

 

 

 

 

Week starting 11/19/18  is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 12 Angry Men Act III   Browse the Poetry Out Loud website.
2 12 Angry Men Act III   No homework over the Thanksgiving break
3 There are no classes on Wednesday, November 21.    
4      

Week Starting 11/26/18 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Introduction to Poetry Out Loud Day 1
Block A   Headphones or ear buds and a cell phone will be useful.
Know:  Visual, Tactile, and Auditory Methods of learning.
Understand:  How using more than one learning style can assist in learning more efficiently.
Do:  Browse the Poetry Out Loud website in the search for a poem that speaks to the individual.
Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
2 Finalize Poem Selection from Poetry Out Loud Day 2 Know:  Visual, Tactile, and Auditory Methods of learning.
Understand:  How using more than one learning style can assist in learning more efficiently.
Do: 
Students will employ visual, auditory, and tactile methods to assist in the memorization and recitation of the poem selected from the Poetry Out Loud website.
Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
3 Poetry Out Loud Day 3

Copy the Poetry Terms into your notes.

Tactile/ Kinesthetic Approach to Memorization (Weather permitting)

 
Know:  Visual, Tactile, and Auditory Methods of learning.
Understand:  How using more than one learning style can assist in learning more efficiently.
Do:  Students will employ visual, auditory, and tactile methods to assist in the memorization and recitation of the poem selected from the Poetry Out Loud website.

Click here for the Scoring Rubric/Assessment

Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud as needed.
4 Poetry Out Loud Day 4, (Optional presentation day for extra credit.)

 

Click here for the Scoring Rubric/Assessment Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud as needed.

Week starting 12/ 3/18 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1

Noun Handout.

Introduction to the Pronoun Handout.

Noun and Pronoun Practice

Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed.

 

Know:  The function of a noun or pronoun.
Understand:  The differences between concrete and abstract nouns.
Do: Using a combination of visual, tactile, and auditory methods to assist in memorizing the personal and possessive pronouns in chart form.
Study the Pronoun Handout.

Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud as needed.

2

Personal and Possessive Pronouns Practice

Personal and Possessive Pronoun Quiz; First Chance.

"Skater Boy" Handout, Pronoun Practice

Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed.

 

Know:  The function of a noun or pronoun.
Understand:  The differences between concrete and abstract nouns.
Do: Using a combination of visual, tactile, and auditory methods to assist in memorizing the personal and possessive pronouns in chart form.
Study the Pronoun Handout.

Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud as needed.

3

Personal and Possessive Pronouns Practice

Personal and Possessive Pronoun Quiz; Second Chance.

"You're Nobody" Handout, Indefinite and Reciprocal Pronoun Practice.

Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed.

  Study the Noun and Pronoun Study Guide.

Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud as needed.

4

Personal and Possessive Pronouns Practice

Personal and Possessive Pronoun Quiz; Third and Final Chance

Noun and Pronoun Study Guide (Due to formatting issues, this is not available online and must be completed in class.)

 

Know:  The function of a noun or pronoun.
Understand:  The differences between concrete and abstract nouns.
Do: Using a combination of visual, tactile, and auditory methods to assist in memorizing the personal and possessive pronouns in chart form.

Study the Noun and Pronoun Study Guide.

 

Week Starting 12/10/18 is listed below:

Writing Asn. #3 WRITING PROMPT
Respect. Singers sing about it. Some people inspire it. Think about someone you respect and admire. The person can be someone you know, or someone you have read or heard about. In a well-developed composition, describe the person you have selected. Explain in detail at least two reasons why you respect this person."
Source: MCAS Spring 2002 Grade Seven Long Composition Test. Retrieved 12-31-03 from http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/2002/release_na/g7ela.pdf

3.

Strong Introduction …………..20%                                                                               Student Name

Strong Supporting Detail….......60%                                                                               Date

Strong Conclusion…………….20%                                                                              Block ___

 

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Noun and Pronoun Test and Corrections

Movers and Shakers Handout

Students will identify and apply the correct usage and antecedent of personal, possessive, demonstrative, reflexive, indefinite, and interrogative pronouns.

No homework if the Movers and Shakers Handout is half completed in class.

 

2 Introduction to the Mulgrew Model

Writing Asn. #3.

 

  Know:  That essays are a way to demonstrate knowledge, or a way to take a position and support it.

Understand:  The functions of each part of an essay.

Do:  Students will create an essay with a strong introduction including a lead and a three-part thesis; strong supporting details; and a strong conclusion that reiterates the thesis and recognizes the lead.  

 

Create the graphic organizer from the thesis to the restated thesis.

 

3 The Lead

Write the first of two plausible leads in class.

 

Leads K.U.D.

Know:  The function of a lead.

Understand:  That most readers want to be entertained or they will not read further.

Do:  Create at least two plausible leads and get peer feedback as to which one best engages the reader.   

 

Create a second plausible lead.
4

Rough Drafting of Asn. #3

See the model of the heading above this chart.

The Lead Reminder

Editing Symbols

Peer Editing of Asn. #3

 

 

Know:  That people have differing opinions.
Understand:  That through proper and intellectual expression, people can discuss subjects with differing opinions.
Do: Students will address and  agree upon rules of discourse to discuss several controversial topics/ statements.
No homework if the rough draft is completed.

 

Week Starting 12/17/18 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Drafting of Writing Asn.#3.

  Know:  That essays are a way to demonstrate knowledge, or a way to take a position and support it.

Understand:  The functions of each part of an essay.

Do:  Students will create an essay with a strong introduction including a lead and a three-part thesis; strong supporting details; and a strong conclusion that reiterates the thesis and recognizes the lead.    

Start a Rough Draft of Writing Asn. #3 Started in Class.
2

Editing Symbols

Peer Editing of Asn. #3

 

Know:  That writing is a process.
Understand:  That feedback helps you improve your efforts.
Do:  Give positive feedback to your peers in the drafting process.
Complete a Final Draft of Writing Asn. #3 Started in Class.
3 Sharing of Asn. #3 in small and larger groups. Know:  That writing is a process.
Understand:  That feedback helps you improve your efforts.
Do:  Give positive feedback to your peers in the drafting process.
No homework.
4  

Last Day before the Holiday Break

  No homework over vacation.

Week starting   1/2/19    is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1

 Final Sharing of Writing Asn. #3 in small groups.

Anarchist's Nightmare Discussion

Monty Python's "Argument Clinic"  Cut video at 4:25 mark.

Rules of Discourse

 

 

Think about a rule or practice that is outdated or unfair.
2 The Four Point Defense; Introduction to Persuasive Writing

 

Think about a rule or practice that is outdated or unfair.
3 Complete the  sippy-cup from the thesis to the restated thesis. Know:  That essays are a way to demonstrate knowledge, or a way to take a position and support it.
Understand:  The functions of each part of an essay.
Do:  Students will create an graphic organizer with a strong introduction including a lead and a three-part thesis; strong supporting details; and a strong conclusion that reiterates the thesis and recognizes the lead.  
 
4 (No classes meet for a fourth time this week due to the holiday schedule.)    

 

 

Week starting 1/7/19 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Complete the  sippy-cup from the thesis to the restated thesis.   Optional: Create two leads on the back of your sippy cup.
2 Create two leads on the back of your sippy cup.

Start a rough draft of Writing Asn. #4 with a lead and a lead reminder.

Leads K.U.D.
Know:
  The function of a lead.
Understand:  That most readers want to be entertained or they will not read further.
Do:  Create at least two plausible leads and get peer feedback as to which one best engages the reader.  
Complete a rough draft of Writing Asn. #4 with a lead and a lead reminder.
3 Real Editing of Writing Asn. #4. and reprinting if time allows Know:  That writing is a process.
Understand:  That feedback helps you improve your efforts.
Do:  Give positive feedback to your peers in the drafting process.
Complete a Final Draft of Writing Asn. #4.
4 Due to the half day schedule on Wednesday, January 9, Classes will not meet for a fourth time this week.    

Week starting 1/14/19 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Sharing of Writing Asn. #4 in small and larger groups   Study the lead sheet for the midyear exam.
2     Study the lead sheet for the midyear exam.
3 Poetry Out Loud School-wide Competition, Wednesday, January 16.   Study the lead sheet for the midyear exam.
4 Senior Internship Presentations Block G   Study the lead sheet for the midyear exam.

Week Starting Tuesday, 1/22/19 is listed below:  Midyear Exam Week

2018-2019  Mid-Term Exam Schedule


Tue (1/2 Day)
       
1/22           

Wed (1/2 Day)
           1/23            

Thur (1/2 Day)
           1/24             

Fri (1/2 Day)

     1/25

7:20-8:50 (90) 

Period A Exam

7:20-8:50 (90)        

Period C Exam

7:20-8:50 (90) 

Period E Exam

7:20-7:54 (34) 

TGA/Advisory - Study Hall

8:56-9:06 (10)

TGA/Advisory

8:56-9:06 (10)

TGA/Advisory

8:56-9:06 (10)        

TGA/Advisory

8:00 - 9:30 (90)        

Period G Exam

9:12-10:42 (90)

Period B Exam

 9:12-10:42 (90)

 Period D Exam

9:12-10:42 (90)

Period F Exam

9:36-1:55*

Make-up Exams

**DUE TO TRANSPORTATION and ELEMENTARY BUS RUNS, DISMISSAL WILL NOT OCCUR UNTIL 9:30 am on FRIDAY, 1/25 ONLY.

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Midyear Exams     Study the lead sheet for the midyear exam.
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3      
4      

Week starting 1/28/19 is listed below:

Week starting 1/28/19 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Persuasive Writing Rubric and Student Examples   No homework
2

Adjectives and Adverbs Notes

  Study the Adjectives and Adverbs Notes
3

Adjectives and Adverbs Notes

Adjective and Adverb Practice Game

 

Know:  That adjectives and adverbs help to describe.
Understand:  That ADJECTIVES MODIFY NOUNS.
Do:  Differentiate
between adjectives and adverbs in context and in isolation. between adjectives and adverbs in context and in isolation. between adjectives and adverbs in context and in isolation.
Study the Adjectives and Adverbs Notes
4   Adjective and Adverb Practice

 

Know:  That adjectives and adverbs help to describe.
Understand:  That ADJECTIVES MODIFY NOUNS.
Do:  Differentiate
between adjectives and adverbs in context and in isolation. between adjectives and adverbs in context and in isolation. between adjectives and adverbs in context and in isolation.
Study the Adjectives and Adverbs Notes

Week starting 2/4/19 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Adjective and Adverb Practice Game Concludes

Conjunctions, Interjections, and Compound Sentences

Know:  That adjectives and adverbs help to describe.
Understand:  That ADJECTIVES MODIFY NOUNS.
Do:  Differentiate between adjectives and adverbs in context and in isolation.
Study the Adjectives and Adverbs Notes and the Conjunction and Interjection Notes.
2 Grammar Study Guide and Review Game   Study the Adjectives and Adverbs Notes and the Conjunction and Interjection Notes.
3 Grammar Test II- Adjectives, Adverbs, Conjunctions, and Interjections   No homework.
4 Verbs and Verb Phrases.

Verb Practice

 
Know: That every sentence has a verb.
Understand:  That a verb expresses action or being.
Do:  Memorize the list of linking/ helping verbs to identify in context and in isolation.
Memorize the list of linking/ helping verbs to identify in context and in isolation.

Week starting 2/11/19 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Comma Rules "The Least You Need to Know"

Start Comma Practice

 

KNOW:  That punctuation helps us communicate our thoughts

UNDERSTAND:   Commas let us segment our thoughts.

DO:  Identify when commas are needed and defend their choice by providing the rule implemented.

Study the Comma Rules "The Least You Need to Know" Handout.  Click here for the version with the explanations and answers.
2

Complete the Comma Practice

 

 

KNOW:  That punctuation helps us communicate our thoughts

UNDERSTAND:   Commas let us segment our thoughts.

DO:  Identify when commas are needed and defend their choice by providing the rule implemented.

Study the Comma Rules "The Least You Need to Know" Handout.  Click here for the version with the explanations and answers.
3

Comma Rules "The Least You Need to Know"

Start Start the Comma Review Part I

KNOW:  That punctuation helps us communicate our thoughts

UNDERSTAND:   Commas let us segment our thoughts.

DO:  Identify when commas are needed and defend their choice by providing the rule implemented.

 
4 Final Comma Review Game utilizing multiple comma rules in a sentence.

Comma Review Part II. "How Teachers Spend the Day Off." Comma Review Week Two

Last Chance Comma Review, Comma Test, and Test Corrections.

KNOW:  That punctuation helps us communicate our thoughts

UNDERSTAND:   Commas let us segment our thoughts.

DO:  Identify when commas are needed and defend their choice by providing the rule implemented.

Study the Comma Rules "The Least You Need to Know" Handout.  Click here for the version with the explanations and answers.

February Vacation

 

Week starting 2/25/19 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Paragraph Organization in Dialog Exercise.

KNOW:  That punctuation helps us communicate our thoughts

UNDERSTAND:   Readers are used to and expect you to follow the rules of dialog.

DO:  Create original dialog that demonstrates the correct formatting rules, and continues the story logically.

No homework, but you might want to get a head start on reading the novel Red Kayak, which starts next week.
2

Comma Review Part II. "How Teachers Spend the Day Off." Comma Review Week Two

Last Chance Comma Review, Comma Test, and Test Corrections.

Second Optional Test Day

  Read the article "Before the Cameras Rolled"
3 What does it mean when they say "Cite relevant and specific information from the text(s) to support your answer."

I.S.Q.A. Writing Method for Open Response Questions

"Before the Cameras Rolled" Writing Asn. #6.
Know:  What "Cite relevant and specific information from the text" means.
Understand:  How implementing the parts of the formula meets the rubric.
Do:  Students will implement the I.S.Q.A. writing formula the creates an effective introduction, thesis statements, quotes that back the thesis, and analysis of the quoted material for a multiple part question, and Students will evaluate and give daily feedback to each other about the implementation of the I.S.Q.A. method.
Complete Writing Asn. #6 graphic organizer using the I.S.Q.A. Writing Formula.
4 "Before the Cameras Rolled" Writing Asn. #6

Evaluation of the I.S.Q.A. Writing Method for Open Response Questions using student responses.

Due to an assembly and distribution of the Chrome books on Thursday, some classes will not meet for a fourth time this week.
  No homework.

 

Week starting 3/4/19 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Red Kayak Unit Week One   See the link.
2      
3      
4      

Although I said that there was no retest for the comma test, some students still have not mastered this material.   Click here for the version of the notes with the explanations and answers.

Click here for the Retest Study Guide.   You may want to place this in your Google Docs and work from there.

Week starting 3/11/19 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Red Kayak Unit  Week Two   See the link.
2      
3      
4      

 

Week starting 3/18/19 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Red Kayak Unit  Week Three   See the link.
2      
3      
4      

Week starting 3/25/19 is listed below:

Due to scheduling conflicts over the past few weeks, each class is at a different spot in the novel.  The test for Block D will be Thursday, Block E will be on Wednesday, and Block F will be on Friday.  The dialog exercises will trickle into next week.  I hate being this flexible, but I am trying to provide you with adequate time to complete the work, and not overburden any classes.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1

Red Kayak Study Guide

  Complete all tasks on the study guide.
2 Red Kayak Test-- This is the last grade for term 3.   No homework
3 Writing Dialog Link One  

Link Two  

Writing Dialog Ex A+B  Construction of either prompt

KNOW:  That punctuation helps us communicate our thoughts

UNDERSTAND:   Readers are used to and expect you to follow the rules of dialog.

DO:  Create original dialog that demonstrates the correct formatting rules, and continues the story logically.

Add to your dialog.  This will be writing Asn.#16.
4 Writing Dialog Ex A+B Continued construction and sharing.  This should be at least a full page, but not more than two pages.   No homework over the weekend.

 

Week starting 4/1/19 is listed below:

Term 3 ends April 5th. 

Any late assignments from the novel Red Kayak will be accepted until April 5.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Dialog Ex C, D. and E.  This will be Writing Asn. #17. Construction of any of the prompts.

Writing Dialog Link OneThis is where you can find the punctuation rules of writing dialog.  Refer back to it as needed.

KNOW:  That punctuation helps us communicate our thoughts

UNDERSTAND:   Readers are used to and expect you to follow the rules of dialog.

DO:  Create original dialog that demonstrates the correct formatting rules, and continues the story logically.

Add to your dialog using the block format and place heavy emphasis on correct punctuation.
2 Dialog Ex C, D. and E.  This will be Writing Asn. #17. Continued construction.  This should be at least a full page, but not more than two pages.   Add to your dialog using the block format and place heavy emphasis on correct punctuation.
3 Dialog Ex C, D. and E.  This will be Writing Asn. #17.  Sharing   No homework if Asn.#17 is completed.
4 Drama and Theater Arts Spring Festival.  Your ticket to the event is a copy of your Writing Asn. #17.  Additional class time will be afforded to ANY student that needs this time to work instead of attending this event.     No homework over the weekend.

Week starting 4/8/19 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Dialog Ex C, D. and E.  This will be Writing Asn. #17.  Sharing

 

 

KNOW:  That punctuation helps us communicate our thoughts

UNDERSTAND:   Readers are used to and expect you to follow the rules of dialog.

DO:  Create original dialog that demonstrates the correct formatting rules, and continues the story logically.

Read the story from the link of Deep Water  Writing Asn. #18
2 Deep Water  Writing Asn. #18 Construction   Work on Asn. #18.
3 Complete Deep Water  Writing Asn. #18     No homework.
4 Deep Water  Writing Asn. #18
Comparative Analysis with State Graded Examples.  Regardless of any schedule changes, this lesson will happen on Friday, April 12.

Test Nav Tutorial

  No homework over the vacation.

April Vacation

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Week starting 4/22/19 is listed below:

Grade Eight ELA MCAS will be Wednesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 25.  This will seriously alter the schedule because the test is not timed.

Night Week One

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Night Introduction

The Writing on the Wall Video

  Read Ch.#1 and complete the work in the packet.
2

Discuss Chapter 1 and text connections.

Handout-- Germany; Post World War I.

"Over the Edge" from ABC News The Century, with Peter Jennings.

The Terrible Things, picture book by Eve Bunting

Know:  the elements of a memoir.
Understand: Throughout history, people are motivated by oppression.  
Do:  analyze how a film or work of literature can be shown to reflect the period, ideas, customs, and outlooks of a people living in a particular time in history.

Click here for Massachusetts State Standards and Barnstable Objectives Covered by This Unit.

Read Ch.#2, and 3 and complete the work in the packet.
3

Chapters 1,2,and three are due for Friday's class.

Discuss Chapter 2, 3, and text connections.

Handout-- Germany; Post World War I.

"Over the Edge" from ABC News The Century, with Peter Jennings.

Know:  the elements of a memoir.
Understand: Throughout history, people are motivated by oppression. 
Do:  analyze how a film or work of literature can be shown to reflect the period, ideas, customs, and outlooks of a people living in a particular time in history.

Click here for Massachusetts State Standards and Barnstable Objectives Covered by This Unit.

No homework over the weekend.
4 Classes will probably not meet for a fourth time this week due to the testing schedule.    

Week starting 4/29/19 is listed below:
Night Week Two

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 "Civilians at War" Video segments from ABC News The Century, with Peter Jennings.

Discuss Chapter 3 and text connections.

Picture Books-- Rose Blanche
by Roberto Innocenti  or Passage to Freedom by Ken Mochizuke

 
  Read Ch.#4 and complete the work in the packet.
2 Discuss Chapter 4 and text connections.   Read Ch.#5 and 6 and complete the work in the packet.
3 Discuss Chapters 5 and 6  and text connections.

Art of the Time Period PowerPoint

Picture Book-- Passage to Freedom

Video One

Video Two

  No homework over the weekend.
4 Classes will probably not meet for a fourth time this week due to the testing schedule.    

Week starting 5/6/19 is listed below:
Night Week Three

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Mr. Mulgrew's Museum Activity; "The Nazi Holocaust" Picture file from Harpers Magazine.   Read Ch.#7 and complete the work in the packet.
2 Discuss Chapter 7 and text connections.   Read Ch.#8 and 9 and complete the work in the packet.
3 Discuss Chapter 8 and 9, and text connections.

Start Escape from Sobibor.

  No homework
4 Complete Escape from Sobibor.   No homework over the weekend.

 

Week starting 5/13/19 is listed below:
Night Project Week

 Grade 8 Math MCAS is on Monday. May 13th, and Monday, May 20th.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Night Quilt Project, "I Promised I Would Tell."  Day 1, Organization. 

Know:
How the Nazis rose to power, and the precursors of genocide.

Understand:
The precursors of genocide.

Do:
Design a paper quilt panel in honor of Elie Wiesel, other survivors, and in remembrance of the millions of people that perished.

 

Click here for Massachusetts State Standards and Barnstable Objectives Covered by This Unit.

Work on the Night Quilt Project.
2 Night Quilt Project, "I Promised I Would Tell."  Day 2, Creation.

Click here for a short, handy Guide to the M.L.A. Format as it applies to this project

  Work on the Night Quilt Project. 
3     Work on the Night Quilt Project. 
4  No classes meet for a fourth time this week.   No homework over the weekend.

 

Week starting 5/20/19 is listed below:

 Grade 8 Math MCAS is on Monday. May 13th, and Monday, May 20th.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Night Quilt Project, "I Promised I Would Tell."   Creation.

Click here for a short, handy Guide to the M.L.A. Format as it applies to this project

 
  Study for final exams and complete your summer reading.
2 Night Quilt Project, "I Promised I Would Tell."   Refinement.

Start the Oprah Winfrey and Elie Wiesel Documentary.  Click here for the Youtube link.

  Study for final exams and complete your summer reading.
3 Night Quilt Project, "I Promised I Would Tell."  , 

Complete Oprah Winfrey and Elie Wiesel Documentary.  Click here for the Youtube link.

 
  Study for final exams and complete your summer reading.

The Night Quilt Project, "I Promised I Would Tell."  project has a flexible due date.  Most projects will be completed at the end of this week, or the start of next week.

4 The 24th is a half day.  Only blocks B,F, and G will meet.

No classes meet four times this week due to the MCAS schedule on Monday and the half day on Friday.

  No homework over the Memorial Day, long weekend.

Week starting 5/28/19 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Night Project Two--Cape Cod's Role during WWII.   Study for final exams and complete your summer reading.
2 Night Project Two--Cape Cod's Role during WWII Presentation of slideshows.   Study for final exams and complete your summer reading.
3 Preposition Notes and Practice w/Fresh  Prince.   Study for final exams and complete your summer reading.
4 Preposition Practice with Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Lyrics   Study for final exams and complete your summer reading.

 

Week starting 6/3/19 is listed below:  

Step-up Day is scheduled for June 7.  I will list more details as they become available.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Introduce the  Final Exam Study Guide.  Pages 1+2

Introduce Time Capsules
Time Capsule Activities: Idea list.

  Study for final exams and complete your summer reading.
2 Final Exam Study Guide.  
Pages 3+4

Introduce Time Capsules
Time Capsule Activities: Idea list, Social Letters, Surveys Returned, and Height Measurements Updated.

  Study for final exams and complete your summer reading.
3 Final Exam Study Guide.  
Pages 5+6

Time Capsule Activities: K-8 Listing, and Dance Letter Part I,

  Study for final exams and complete your summer reading.
4 Grammar Review Game

Time Capsule Activities:  Writing Folder selections, English Pretests, and letters to self.

  Study for final exams and complete your summer reading.

 

Week starting 6/10/19 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Literary Terms Game--SWAT

Time Capsule Activities: Time Capsule Playlist and Movie Time.

  Study for final exams and complete your summer reading.
2

Final Review Game

Time Capsule Activities:  Dance Letter Part II, and Seal Time Capsules. 

Last day of classes with The F-Block Final Exam. See instructions below this grid.

  Study for final exams and complete your summer reading.
       
       

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE GRADES 8-11

 

Tues  (Full Day)
                            

6/11

Wed (1/2 Day)
                          

6/12

Thurs (1/2 Day)

6/13

Fri (1/2 Day)

6/14

Mon

6/17

7:20-8:44 (84 Min)

F Class Exam

7:20-8:44 (84 Min)

G Class Exam

7:20-8:44 (84 Min)

D Class Exam

7:20-8:44 (84 Min)

B Class Exam

Make-up

Grade Verification

8:50-9:15 TGA/Advisory

Passing 8:44-8:51

Passing 8:44-8:51

Passing 8:44-8:51


E

9:21-10:12

8:51-10:15 (84 Min)

E Class Exam

8:51-10:15 (84 Min)

C Class Exam

8:51-10:15 (84 Min)

A Class Exam


C

L1-10:18-10:44

L2-10:44-11:10

L3-11:10-11:36

L4-11:36-12:01






A

12:07-12:58





B

1:04-1:55