Mr. Mulgrew's Weekly Schedules for Honors 2020--2021.
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.

Work Starting 9/23/20 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

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

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.

Students will demonstrate the usage of commas in nouns of direct address.

Work on your survey.

 

(Please submit all work through my email mulgrew_michael@mybps.us)

 

Week starting 9/28/20 is listed below: This week students enter the building for a portion of the day.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 LIVE: Syllabus: First Day Policies, Procedures and cleaning protocols.  Paper copy distributed to all in-person students on the first day they arrive to school in person.

OR

REMOTE: Computer Lab Webquest of www.mrmulgrew.com  For remote students.

Collection of completed surveys any time this week.  Share through email.

Know:  Students will find and bookmark the website.
Understand: That every teachers uses a platform for learning that best fits their classroom live and remotely.
Do:  Students will navigate the site to better understand the resources offered.
Complete your survey at some point this week, and share it with Mr. M.

 

Complete at least half of the questions in the webquest in your Google Docs and show it to me the next time we are in class live.

2 Students complete the other assignment from the first class.  For attendance purposes, please be sure to attend the Zoom meeting at the start of the class.   Complete your survey at some point this week, and share it with Mr. M.

 

 
Flex For attendance purposes, be sure to attend the Zoom link shared with you through your email. Then work on your survey and share it with Mr. Mulgrew through the email link listed below this chart.    

(Please submit all work through my email mulgrew_michael@mybps.us)

 

Week starting 10/5/20  is listed below: 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Weekly Schedule

LIVE: V.A.T  Learning Styles Test Activator Video Link
and computer check of last week's webquest.

OR

REMOTE:  VARK Test

 

Know: We all have learning strengths and preferences.
Understand:  Combining our strengths makes learning faster and more efficient.
Do: Identify which strategies we should employ to make learning personally efficient.
 Complete a 1-2 minute video on the Flip Grid platform linked here.

Also, those surveys need to be shared with the email address listed below.  Those were due last week, but I will be flexible, and take them this week as well.

2 Students complete the other assignment from the first class.  For attendance purposes, please be sure to attend the Zoom meeting at the start of the class.

 

Know: We all have learning strengths and preferences.
Understand:  Combining our strengths makes learning faster and more efficient.
Do: Identify which strategies we should employ to make learning personally efficient.
 
Flex. All flex times have a mandatory Zoom Meeting.

Use this time to be sure that all assignments have been completed.
  Orientation Work- Show live in class
 
Survey- Share with Google Docs
 
Webquest - Show live in class
 
Flip Grid 1- Show response on flipgrid.

   

(Please submit all work through my email mulgrew_michael@mybps.us)

Week starting 10/13/20 is listed below:  Full days of school start this week on Tuesday.
Mr. Mulgrew's classes take second lunch in the P.A.C.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Live and Remote:  Analysis of each test.  In other words, what do these numbers mean?

Remote:  Complete the "Cleaning the Cobwebs" Activity-Show me the results when you are live. Complete pages 5,7, and 8.

Live:  English Pretest --One hour maximum time to complete the easiest parts.  This will be done in class, on paper, with no computers or cell phones.

September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes, The Plot Outline Diagram.

Know:  Previously taught content.
Understand: The definitions and examples of the Common Core vocabulary.

Watch other student videos from last week's Flip Grid and look for common trends in the answers.  Here is that link again. Flip Grid
2 September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes, The Plot Outline Diagram.- Show me the results when live in class. Know:  Previously taught content.
Understand: The definitions and examples of the Common Core vocabulary.
 
Flex All flex times have a mandatory Zoom Meeting.

Watch other student videos from last week's Flip Grid and look for common trends in the answers.  Here is that link again.Flip Grid

   

(Please submit all work through my email mulgrew_michael@mybps.us)

Week starting 10/19/20 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Live and Remote: Flip Grid  Discussion

September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes, The Plot Outline Diagram. Complete in class and display for your row when live in class.

Show me your work to date in class when live.  The complete list of assignments are listed below this week's chart of lesson plans.

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.
Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes
2 September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes, The Plot Outline Diagram.  Display for your row when live in class.

Scooby-Doo Anchor Activity 1, 2, 3, 4.

Show me your work to date in class when live.

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.
Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes
Short Class Wednesday  September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes, The Plot Outline Diagram. Discussion and link

Other classes will still meet during the mandatory Zoom time.

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.
Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes

Grades close this week for midterm progress reports.  Please show Mr. M. the following completed work when live in class:
 Orientation Work- Show live in class
 
Survey- Share with Google Docs through
 email:  mulgrew_michael@mybps.us)
 
Webquest - Show live in class
 
Flip Grid 1- Show response on flip Grid.
"Cleaning the Cobwebs" Show live in class.
 September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes Show live in class.

Here are a couple of links that may help you get organized.

Brooke's Link
 
Barbara's Link


 

 

(My email:  mulgrew_michael@mybps.us)

Week starting 10/26/20 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1  September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes, The Plot Outline Diagram Review or TEST. 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.
Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes if needed.
2  September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes, The Plot Outline Diagram TEST.

Tone vs. Mood Activity

  Study, as needed, for the retest
Short Class With headphones, listen to the Tone vs. Mood audio links and complete the questions linked in your Google Docs.  Show me when live in class.

Motivator

   

(Please submit all work through my email mulgrew_michael@mybps.us)

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Week starting 11/2/20 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Live and Remote:  Weekly schedule and complete the Tone vs. Mood activity.

Live:  September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes, The Plot Outline Diagram TEST and RETEST

Show any late work to Mr. M.

 

Setting the tone Example

 

  Complete the Tone vs. Mood activity, and have it ready to use in the second class.
2 Tone vs. Mood Activity  Television Show Design as a class. 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.
 
Short Class Noun Handout.   Complete the noun handout and show it to Mr. M. when you are present in class.

 

Week starting 11/9/20 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Live and Remote:  Weekly schedule and Tone vs. Mood Activity  Television Show Design in Groups. 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.
Complete a slide deck that implements the elements of fiction notes with your group.
2 Tone vs. Mood Activity  Television Show Design Presentation in Groups. Rubric    
Short Class .Short class is cancelled due to the Wednesday holiday.  Veterans Day    

Grades close for term one

 

Week starting 11/16/20 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Tone vs. Mood Activity  Television Show Design Presentation in Groups. Rubric   Work on your     " Big Six" Posters:   The due date is flexible for any class this week.
2 Tone vs. Mood Activity  Television Show Design Presentation in Groups. Rubric

Students that are done can start the " Big Six" Posters: 

   
Short Class .Pronoun Handout.    

 

Week starting 11/23/20 is listed below:

 

Monday

Tuesday

A
7:208:10


 

D
7:208:10

C
8:209:10

E
8:209:10

B
9:2010:10

 

F
9:2010:10

Homeroom (F)

10:20-10:45

G
10:2011:10



 

10:4511:10


 

Lunch 11:10-11:40

All Students & Faculty/Staff 


 

Lunch 11:10-11:40

All Students & Faculty/Staff 

Students - Asynchronous Learning

11:40-1:55

Staff - Professional Development

Students - Asynchronous Learning

11:40-1:55

Staff - Professional Development

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 All Remote Classes:  Weekly schedule and Work on your  " Big Six" Posters:   Video Example One, Two, Three.

 

The reduced day schedule for Monday, November 23, will be 7:20 - 11:20 with periods A, C, B and Homeroom/F.
The reduced day schedule for Tuesday, November 24, will be 7:20 - 11:20 with periods D, E, F, and G. 
 
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.
Study the Pronoun Handout using a variety of visual, auditory, and tactile techniques discussed in class.
2 No classes will meet for a second time due to the Thanksgiving holiday.   No homework over vacation
Short Class      

Week starting 11/30/20 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Introduction to Poetry Out Loud Day 1
  Headphones or ear buds will be useful.

Personal and Possessive Pronoun Practice  Pronoun Handout.

  .Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
2

Finalize Poem Selection from Poetry Out Loud Day 2 Headphones or ear buds will be useful.

Personal and Possessive Pronoun Practice

Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed.  Pronoun Handout.

  
  .Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
Short Class ..Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.

 Poetry Terms

  .Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.

Week starting 12/7/20 is listed below:

Here are some popular titles if you are looking to change your Poetry out Loud poem:
"I Too"
"Battlefield"
"Holding Court"
"Makin Jump Shots"
"It Couldn't be Done"
"Ice"
"Sweet Tooth"
"Cartoon Physics Part One"
"In Praise of My Bed"
"300 Goats"
"If We Must Die"
"The Obligation to be Happy"
"Hedgehog"
"Not Waving but Drowning"
"Sea Fever"
"I Carry Your Heart With Me"

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Poetry Out Loud Day 3 Headphones or ear buds will be useful.

Personal and Possessive Pronoun Practice  Pronoun Handout.

 

Tactile/ Kinesthetic Approach to Memorization (Weather permitting)

  Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
2 Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed. Headphones or ear buds will be useful.    Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
Short Class .Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.    

Week starting 12/14/20 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed. Headphones or ear buds will be useful. 

Study Guide  Flexible Test Day-Noun and Pronouns Test

  Practice with your Noun Handout. and Pronoun Handout.
2 Flexible Test Day-Noun and Pronouns Test    
Short Class .    

Week starting 12/21/20 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed. Headphones or ear buds will be useful. 

Study Guide  Flexible Test Day-Noun and Pronouns Test 

   
2      
Short Class .Paragraph Organization in Dialog Exercise.    

Say goodbye to a rotten year! 2021 has to be better!

Week starting 1/4/21 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 .Paragraph Organization in Dialog Exercise. Writing Asn. #2.

Study Guide  Flexible Test Day-Noun and Pronouns Test   This test is moved to next week due to remote learning.

Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. Complete the .Paragraph Organization in Dialog Exercise. and show it to Mr. M. in Zoom meetings this week.

Complete all late work ASAP.

2 Study Guide  Flexible Test Day-Noun and Pronouns Test This test is moved to next week due to remote learning.

Dialog Exercises A or B.  This will be writing Asn. #3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8wuxz-84nA

https://www.babycenter.com/top-baby-names

 

Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. Complete at least an additional page to the story starter using dialog in block format as discussed in class.  Please be sure to continue it logically as discussed in  class.

Complete all late work ASAP.

Short Class Zoom Class Meeting followed by individual breakout meetings to discuss your progress to date, and the students plans to complete the work by the end of the term on January 29th.   Complete all late work ASAP.

Week starting 1/11/21 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Flexible Test Day-Noun and Pronouns Test Study Guide  Cancelled due to remote learning conditions

Complete Dialog Exercises A or B.  This will be writing Asn. #3.  Get feedback from at least one other student that you are following the block format, the correct punctuation, and are continuing the story in a logical manner

 

Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. Complete all late work ASAP.

Complete a second page of the dialog and get feedback from another student before sharing it with Mr. M.

2 Start Dialog Exercises C, D, or E.  This will be writing Asn. #4.

 

Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. Complete at least an additional page to the story starter using dialog in block format as discussed in class.  Please be sure to continue it logically as discussed in class. 

Complete all late work ASAP.

Short Class .Zoom Class Meeting followed by individual breakout meetings to discuss your progress to date, and the students plans to complete the work by the end of the term on January 29th.   Complete all late work ASAP.

Week starting 1/19/21 is listed below:

No school in Monday, January 18th. due to the Martin Luther King Holiday.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Complete Dialog Exercises C, D, or E.  This will be writing Asn. #4. Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. Complete at least an additional page to the story starter using dialog in block format as discussed in class.  Please be sure to continue it logically as discussed in class. 

Complete all late work ASAP.

 

2 Read the "Deep Water" MCAS reading multiple times. (It starts on page 118) Create a 5-6 sentence summary and share it with at least two other students to be sure that you have understood the story.

Only Blocks D, E, and F will meet for a second, 85 minute class this week due to Monday's holiday.

Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. Complete all late work ASAP.

 

Short Class Zoom Class Meeting followed by individual breakout meetings to discuss your progress to date, and the students plans to complete the work by the end of the term on January 29th.    

Week starting 1/25/21 is listed below:

Mr. Mulgrew's Grades are closed for term two at the end of this week.  All late work must be submitted before NOON on Friday, January 29th.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Read "Deep Water"

Submit any late work with Mr. M.

BHS Insight Optional link to the school's newspaper.  Check it out.  you can take this as a class when you are older.

Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. Read the "Deep Water" MCAS reading multiple times.  Create a 5-6 sentence summary and share it with at least two other students to be sure that you have understood the story.
2 Start Writing Asn. #5, "Deep Water" This will be the first assignment for term three. Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. Rewrite the story from Keo's point of view, and be sure to include correctly punctuated dialog, and the M.L.A. Block Format.
Short Class Zoom Class Meeting followed by individual breakout meetings to discuss your progress to date, and the students plans to complete the work by the end of the term on January 29th.  If all late work has been completed then read theBHS Insight Optional link to the school's newspaper.  Check it out.  You can take this as a class when you are older.    

Week starting 2/1/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Complete Writing Asn. #5

Can you beat a 3 out of 5 point score?  Click here to see what a 3 looks like, then do better than that.

  Complete a draft of Asn. #5 , "Deep Water."
2 Evaluate Writing Asn. #5 according to corrected state samples and orally complete this Evaluation Form.   Read and comment about other people's writing.
Short Class .Get comments from at least three other students about Writing Asn. #5, "Deep Water."   Get feedback on Writing Asn. #5 from at least three other students before sharing your screen with Mr. M.

Week starting 2/8/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Complete Evaluating Writing Asn. #5 according to corrected state samples and orally complete this Evaluation Form.

Complete at least half of the "Movers and Shakers" Handout.  Ask somebody at home at least one of those questions, and write their answer in another color.

  Complete at least half of the "Movers and Shakers" Handout.  Ask somebody at home at least one of those questions, and write their answer in another color.
2 Writing Asn. #6.   Complete a draft of Writing Asn. #6 in your Google Docs.
Short Class Read "Waiting for Mr. Lincoln" and "Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.' 8 Pages total.    

February Vacation!

Week starting 2/22/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 "Movers and Shakers" Handout.  Class discussion and sample videos.

Video One   Video Two   Video Three

  Video Four   Video Five  Video Six  

Video Seven

(Students present in class will print their Writing Asn. #6 in class.)

  Watch the videos and be prepared to vote for your favorite.
2 Rise and Shine:
Introduction to the Mulgrew Model

Writing Asn. #7.

Create a three-part thesis statement on the graphic organizer.

(Students present in class will print their Writing Asn. #6 in class.)

 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.      

Complete the graphic organizer from the thesis to the restated thesis.
Short Class Read the Barnstable High School Program of Studies and then tell the class in Zoom which courses you might take for grade nine.    

Week starting 3/1/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 The Lead

Write 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.  

After the presentation of leads, each student will write two leads that apply to their topic.
2 Drafting of Writing Asn.#7. 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.
Create a draft of a five paragraph essay that follows the sippy-cup graphic organizer.
Short Class Drafting of Writing Asn.#7. 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.
 

Week starting 3/8/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Editing Symbols

Peer Editing of Asn. #7, and printing of the Final Draft.

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.
 
2 Final Sharing of Writing Asn. #7 in small groups. This is when Mr. M will check all parts of the assignment including: 
1.  The "Movers and Shakers" Handout.
2.  Completed Sippy-Cup.
3.  Two Plausible Leads
4.   Rough draft with comments from peers.  (Share your screen with Mr. M.)
5.  Final Printed Draft of writing Asn. #7.
(Work submitted on Thursday and Friday will significantly alter the midterm progress report grades posted on Wednesday.)

Anarchist's Nightmare Discussion

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

Rules of Discourse  

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.
 
 
Short Class Sharing of Writing Asn. #7 in small groups. This is when Mr. M will check all parts of the assignment including: 
1.  The "Movers and Shakers" Handout.
2.  Completed Sippy-Cup.
3.  Two Plausible Leads
4.   Rough draft with comments from peers.  (Share your screen with Mr. M.)
5.  Final Printed Draft of writing Asn. #7.

Anarchist's Nightmare Complete about half in your Google Docs.

  Anarchist's Nightmare Complete about half in your Google Docs.

 

Heading needed for Writing Asn. #7:

Strong Introduction... 20%                7.                 Name
Strong Supporting Detail... 60%                             Date
Strong Conclusion...20%                                         Block+ Level

 

 

Week starting 3/15/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1

Rules of Discourse

The Four Point Defense; Introduction to Persuasive Writing

   
2 Writing Asn. #8 Sippy Cup

Idea list.  This will keep growing.

Complete the  sippy-cup from the thesis to the restated thesis.

  Complete the  sippy-cup from the thesis to the restated thesis.
Short Class Decide on your topic for Writing Asn. #8.    

Asn. #8 Prompt, Rule, Rules, Rules!
Living without rules is called anarchy.  At first glance this would seem like the ultimate freedom.  However, with absolutely no boundaries to follow, people wouldn't complete the very essentials of life.  Garbage would pile-up, and old people would be executed for failing to turn off their directional signals. 

We all have to live by certain rules, but sometimes these can become outdated or unfair.  Sometimes in an adult forum these issues can be addressed and modified, or even eliminated.  You will prepare yourself for this forum by drafting your arguments in a clear and mature manner to convince your audience that change is needed.  This persuasive essay should be five paragraphs long, and your arguments should follow the order of your three-part thesis statement.

As an offshoot to the rule change, many students have persuaded to have a change at the high school, such as a rule or a course/ club/ sport offered.  See the idea list linked above this prompt for more examples.  The heading for Asn. #8 is the same as #7, except for the number at the top.

Heading needed for Writing Asn. #:

8Strong Introduction... 20%                8.                 Name
Strong Supporting Detail... 60%                          Date
Strong Conclusion...20%                                      Block+ Level

 

Week starting 3/22/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 The Lead, Revisited.

Create two leads on the back of your sippy cup.

  Create two leads on the back of your sippy cup.
2 Start a rough draft of Writing Asn. #8 with a lead and a lead reminder.

Using Transitions or Writing Signal Words

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. #4 with a lead and a lead reminder.
Short Class .Start a rough draft of Writing Asn. #8 with a lead and a lead reminder.    

Week starting 3/29/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Peer Editing of Writing Asn. #8, and printing of the final draft.

Rules, Rules, Rules, Editing of the Rough Draft.

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.
 
2 Final Sharing of Writing Asn. #8 in small groups. This is when Mr. M will check all parts of the assignment including: 
1.  The Anarchist's Nightmare Handout.
2.  Completed Sippy-Cup.
3.  Two Plausible Leads
4.   Rough draft with comments from peers.  (Share your screen with Mr. M.)
5.  Final Printed Draft of writing Asn. #8.

Rules Evaluation for a Fake Grade

 

   
Short Class Read the article "Before the Cameras Rolled."    

Week starting 4/5/21 is listed below: 
Any late work from any part of Writing As. #7 or 8 must be submitted before I close my grades at the end of the week.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

All Due to me having jury duty on Monday, April 5, please prioritize your needs from the following list:
__ Complete any remaining parts of Writing Asn. #7+8.
__ Read "Before the Cameras Rolled" article sent to you in your email.
__ Do a Google search for "Red Kayak PDF" and download a free copy for yourself.
__ Complete a search of the Chromebook store for a free extension that will read a PDF for you.
__ Read and listen to the first four chapters of Red Kayak, Pages 1-28.
 
  See the class activity list.
       
  .    

Term Four starts here!
Week starting 4/12/21 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 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. #9.  Scroll to page 151.
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. #9 graphic organizer using the I.S.Q.A. Writing Formula.
2 Evaluation of the I.S.Q.A. Writing Method for Open Response Questions using student responses.  Click here for the four-point rubric

If there is a sub in class due to my reaction to the second vaccine, please read the second four chapters in Red Kayak that we downloaded last week.  A simple Google search for Red Kayak PDF will get you a copy.

   
Short Class Create a draft of Writing Asn. #9 in your Google docs, and have it ready for the start of the next class.    

 

April School Vacation Week

 

 

Week starting 4/26/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Evaluation of the I.S.Q.A. Writing Method for Open Response Questions using student responses.  Click here for the four-point rubric Evaluation Students will give and get feedback from their peers according to the rubric.  
2 Evaluation of the I.S.Q.A. Writing Method for Open Response Questions using student responses.  Click here for the four-point rubric Evaluation Students will give and get feedback from their peers according to the rubric.  
3 Cohorts B and C will attend the "Drama and Theater Arts Spring Musical Extravaganza" held in the performing arts center.  Cohort A student can either attend through the links posted below, or continue reading the novel Red Kayak on their Chrome Book. Students will prioritize his or her academic needs, and choose which option best fits them.  
Live Stream Links:

A Block Thursday 4/29
 


 
C Block Thursday 4/29

 
B Block Thursday 4/29

 
D Block Friday 4/30
 

 
E Block Friday 4/30
 

 
F Block Friday 4/30
 

 
G Block Friday 4/30

 

Week starting 5/3/21 is listed below:

This is the week that cohort students A, B, and C get to attend school live, five days each week.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Start Red Kayak    
2 Complete Writing Asn. #10, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.  This covers chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4. Students will give and get feedback from their peers according to the rubric.  
3 Read Red Kayak  Click here for all of the assignments.  Complete and get evaluations of any five questions before the test date.

Complete Writing Asn. #11, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.  This covers chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Students will give and get feedback from their peers according to the rubric. Read Red Kayak  Click here for all of the assignments.  Complete and get evaluations of any five questions before the test date.

Week starting 5/10/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Complete Writing Asn. #12, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.  This covers chapters 9, 10, and 11.

 

Click here for the evaluation directions.

  Read Red Kayak  Click here for all of the assignments.  Complete and get evaluations of any five questions before the test date.
2 Complete Writing Asn. #13, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.  This covers chapters 12, 13, and 14.

Click here for the evaluation directions.

  Read Red Kayak  Click here for all of the assignments.  Complete and get evaluations of any five questions before the test date.
3 Complete Writing Asn. #14, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.  This covers chapters 15, 16, and 17.Click here for the evaluation directions.   Read Red Kayak  Click here for all of the assignments.  Complete and get evaluations of any five questions before the test date.

Week starting 5/17/21 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Complete Writing Asn. #15, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.  This covers chapters 18, 19, and 20.

Click here for the evaluation directions.

  Read Red Kayak  Click here for all of the assignments.  Complete and get evaluations of any five questions before the test date.
2 Complete Writing Asn. #16, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.  This covers chapters 21, 22, and 23.

Click here for the evaluation directions.

  Read Red Kayak  Click here for all of the assignments.  Complete and get evaluations of any five questions before the test date.
3 Complete Writing Asn. #17, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.  This covers chapters 24, 25, and 26.

Click here for the evaluation directions.

Test Nav Tutorial

  Read Red Kayak  Click here for all of the assignments.  Complete and get evaluations of any five questions before the test date.

Week starting 5/24/21 is listed below:  All ISQA answers are due by May 26 when grades close for midterm progress reports.

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Complete Writing Asn. #18, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.  This covers chapters 27 and 28.

Click here for the evaluation directions.

ISQA Final Evaluation and Optional Test Day 1.  Cancelled

  Complete the Red Kayak Study Guide.  Cancelled
2

Complete the Red Kayak Study Guide.  Cancelled

ISQA Final Evaluation and Optional Test Day 2.  Cancelled

 
3 Complete the Red Kayak Study Guide.  Cancelled

Due to MCAS tests on May 27 and 28, most classes will probably not meet for a third time

 

Memorial Day Weekend

Week starting 6/1//21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

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 Blocks A+C will not meet for a third time this week due to the Monday holiday.

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.

Week starting 6/7/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 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.

 

Study the Comma Rules "The Least You Need to Know" Handout.  Click here for the version with the explanations and answers.
2 Comma Review Part II. "How Teachers Spend the Day Off." Comma Review Week Two

First Optional Test Day

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

Second Optional Test Day

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.  

 

 

Week starting 6/14//21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 Time Capsule Activities    
2 Time Capsule Activities    
3 Time Capsule Activities    

Week starting 6/21//21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous Work.

1 6/21/21 is the last day of school.  It is a half day.  This is the last chance to submit your time capsule to Mr. Mulgrew.    
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Summer Vacation