Mr. Mulgrew's Weekly Schedules for Honors 2021--2022
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 9/1/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Weekly Schedule

Syllabus: First Day Policies and Procedures.  Be nice.

Survey Distribution and instructions

Building Tour

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 Due to the rotating schedule and holiday, no classes will meet for a second time this week.  

 

 

 

 

 

Week starting 9/7/21 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 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.

 

Complete your survey at some point this week, and share it with Mr. M. in class.

 

 

2  Time allotted for working on your surveys 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. in class.

 

 
3 Chrome Book Distribution

 

Student conferences start as each survey is completed.

 

  Complete your survey at some point this week, and share it with Mr. M. in class.

 

Week  starting 9/13/21 is listed below:

 

Class

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Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1
Short
Weekly Schedule

Time allotted for working on your surveys

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

Students will write in complete sentences in the form of a statement. Complete your survey this week and have a conference with Mr. M.
2

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

English Pretest

Know: Previously taught content.

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

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

 

 
3

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

Computer Lab Webquest of www.mrmulgrew.com 

Time allotted for working on your surveys

One more thing:  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgzGljlnRkWzxPgdpmHsPPWJLfNWQ

 

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.

 
4

Short

Most classes will not meet for a fourth time this week due to the half day on Wednesday, September 15th.

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

   

 

Week  starting 9/20/21 is listed below:

Picture days:  Monday Blocks C+D.  Wednesday Blocks E+A.

Class

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Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

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

Time allotted for working on your surveys.

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

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

Complete your survey this week and have a conference with Mr. M.

2 V.A.T  Learning Styles Test and Analysis

Activator Video Link

Time allotted for working on your surveys.

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

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.

 

Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes
3 Scooby-Doo Anchor Activity 1, 2, 3, 4.

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

  Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes
4 English Department Student Survey:

First Test- Getting Organized  Click here for the rubric.

National Punctuation Day- A visit from Colon Man and Dash Incredible.

  No homework over the weekend.

 

Week  starting 9/27/21 is listed below:

Grades close for term one midterm progress report on October 4.

Grades close next week for midterm progress reports.  Please show Mr. M. the following completed work when live in class:
Survey-
First Test- Getting Organized  Click here for the rubric.
September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction TEST

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 September Literary Terms Review Game and Test.   (First optional test day)   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.
 
2 September Literary Terms Review Game and Test.   (Second optional test day)  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.
 
3 Star Reading Test 1.

 

   
4

 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

  

  No homework over the weekend.

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.

_ Any T.G.A./WIN Block  (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 10/4/21 is listed below:

Grades close for term one midterm progress report on October 4.

Class

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Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Read "Waiting for Mr. Lincoln" and "Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.' 4 Pages total.  Then complete ONLY question #9 in a Google Doc.    
2 Create a Plot Outline Diagram for your Television Show 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.
 
3 Plot Outline Diagram Presentations    
4 Plot Outline Diagram Presentations  Rubric   No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 10/12/21 is listed below:

 

Class

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Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Plot Outline Diagram Presentations  Rubric    
2

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

Video Support Link

Link Two

 
Know:  That language can be literal and figurative.
Understand: Expressive language uses both types of language.
Do;  Students will create six posters demonstrating a unique example of each figurative language term.
Work on your Big Six projects, and show them to Mr. M. in class when completed.
3

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

Ongoing Evaluation of "The Big Six" Posters:

 
   
4 No classes will meet for a fourth time this week due to the holiday on Monday.   No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 10/18/21 is listed below:

Wednesday, October 20th is a half day.  Only blocks A, B, and advisory will meet.

Class

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Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

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

Ongoing Evaluation of "The Big Six" Posters:2

Plot Outline Diagram Presentations  Rubric

Know:  That language can be literal and figurative.
Understand: Expressive language uses both types of language.
Do;  Students will create six posters demonstrating a unique example of each figurative language term.
Work on your Big Six projects, and show them to Mr. M. in class when completed.
2  Construct "The Big Six" Posters: Alliteration, Hyperbole, Simile, Metaphor, Onomatopoeia, and Personification.

Ongoing Evaluation of "The Big Six" Posters:2

Plot Outline Diagram Presentations  Rubric

 
   
3 Noun Review- Common, Proper, Concrete, Abstract, and Collective Nouns.    
4 Most classes will not meet for a fourth time this week due to scheduling and the half day on Wednesday.   No homework over the weekend.

 

Week  starting 10/25/21 is listed below:

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Homework

1 Noun Handout.

Introduction to the Pronoun Handout.

Noun and Pronoun Practice

 

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.
2 Personal and Possessive Pronouns Practice

Personal and Possessive Pronoun Quiz; First Chance.

"Skater Boy" Handout, Pronoun Practice

 

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.
3 Personal and Possessive Pronouns Practice

Personal and Possessive Pronoun Quiz; Second Chance.

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

 

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.
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.

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Week  starting 11/1/21 is listed below:

Tuesday, November 2 is Election day- No school.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Personal and Possessive Pronouns Practice

Personal and Possessive Pronoun Quiz; Second Chance.

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

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.
2 Personal and Possessive Pronouns Practice

Personal and Possessive Pronoun Quiz; Third and Final Chance

 
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.
3 Library Orientation- Please bring your Chrome Book to class, and we will meet in class before going to the library on Friday.   Study the Pronoun Handout.
4 No class will meet for a fourth time this week due to Tuesday's Day-off from school.   No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 11/8/21 is listed below:

Thursday, November 11th.  is Veterans Day- No school.

Friday, November 12th. Term One Grades Sent to Families.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 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 Pronoun Handout.
2 Noun and Pronoun Optional Test Day One 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.
 
3 Noun and Pronoun Optional Test Day Two

Students that completed the test on the first day offered will start browsing the Poetry Out Loud Website.

   
4 No classes will meet for a fourth time this week due to Thursday's holiday.   No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 11/15/21 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.

 

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 Headphones or ear buds will be useful.

Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed. 

  .Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
3 Poetry Out Loud Day 3 Headphones or ear buds will be useful.

Tactile/ Kinesthetic Approach to Memorization (Weather permitting)

  Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
4 Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed. Headphones or ear buds will be useful.    Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
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"

 

Week  starting 11/22/21 is listed below:

Class

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Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed. Headphones or ear buds 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 Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed. Headphones or ear buds will be useful.    Practice your poem selected from Poetry Out Loud.
3 No classes will meet for a third or fourth time this week due to the holiday schedule.    
4     No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 11/29/21 is listed below:

 

Class

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Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Paragraph Organization in Dialog Exercise. Writing Asn. #2.  Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format.  
2 Dialog Exercises A or B.  This will be writing Asn. #3.

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

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. 
3 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 a second page of the dialog and get feedback from another student before sharing it with Mr. M. in class on Friday.
4 Small and large group sharing of 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. No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 12/6/21 is listed below:

Heading:

F.C.A.'s                 3.                          Name
Correct Punctuation 33%                      Date
Correct Block Format 33%                  Block
Logical Story Line 33%

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Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Small and large group sharing of 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 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. 
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. 
3 Complete Dialog Exercises C, D, or E.  This will be writing Asn. #4.   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.  
4 Small and large group sharing of Dialog Exercises C, D, or E. Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 12/13/21 is listed below:

http://letterstosoldiers.org/site/Write-Letters-To-Soldiers.html

 

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Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Small and large group sharing of Dialog Exercises C, D, or E. Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format.  
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. 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.
3 Rewrite the story from Keo's point of view, and be sure to include correctly punctuated dialog, and the M.L.A. Block Format. Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format.  
4 Rewrite the story from Keo's point of view, and be sure to include correctly punctuated dialog, and the M.L.A. Block Format. Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format. No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 12/20/21 is listed below:

Class

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Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Evaluate Writing Asn. #5 according to corrected state samples and orally complete this Evaluation Form. Then conference with Mr. M. Write and correctly punctuate dialog in the block format.  
2 Evaluate Writing Asn. #5 according to corrected state samples and orally complete this Evaluation Form. Then conference with Mr. M.    
3 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.    
4     No homework over the weekend.

 

Week  starting 1/3/22 is listed below:

 

Class

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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.
Browse the Poetry Out Loud website.

 

 

4 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.
Browse the Poetry Out Loud website.

Week  starting 1/10/22 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 12 Angry Men Act III    
2 12 Angry Men Act III Video    
3 12 Angry Men Act III Video and Trailer    
4      

 

Week  starting 1/18/22 is listed below:  No class on Monday, January 17 due to Martin Luther king Day.

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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 1/24/22 is listed below:

Class

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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+4 Comma Review Part II. "How Teachers Spend the Day Off." Comma Review Week Two

Second Optional Test Day-This will be the first grade for term three.

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 1/31/22 is listed below: Term Two Closes on 1/31/22

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Comma Retest Review and Retest

 

   
2 Comma Retest Review and Retest

 

 
3 Star Reading Winter Test or Helping Verbs

   

 
4 No classes will meet for a fourth time this week due to Monday's snow day.    

Week  starting 2/7/22 is listed below:

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Homework

1 Star Reading Winter Test or Helping Verbs     
2  Introduction to the Mulgrew Model

Writing Asn. #6.

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.
3 The Mulgrew Model, Part II.

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

 
   
4 Do a Google search for Red Kayak PDF.  Download a copy, and start reading.    

Week  starting 2/14/22 is listed below:

Writing Asn. #6 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

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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 Asn. #6, "Respect."    
3 Real Editing of Asn. #6.

Editing Symbols

Peer Editing of Asn. #6, and printing of the Final Draft. 

   
4 Final Sharing of Writing Asn. #6 in small groups. This is when Mr. M will check all parts of the assignment including: 

1.  Completed Sippy-Cup.
2.  Two Plausible Leads
3.   Rough draft with comments from peers.  (Share your screen with Mr. M.)
4.  Final Printed Draft of writing Asn. #6.
   

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Week  starting 2/29/22 is listed below:

Asn.#7 Prompt:
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 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, 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 supporting detail paragraphs should follow the order of your thesis.  The heading is listed below this week's schedule.

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Homework

1 Final Sharing of Writing Asn. #6 in small groups. This is when Mr. M will check all parts of the assignment including: 

1.  Completed Sippy-Cup.
2.  Two Plausible Leads
3.   Rough draft with comments from peers.  (Share your screen with Mr. M.)
4.  Final Printed Draft of writing Asn. #6.
  Read the Red Kayak novel.
2  Anarchist's Nightmare Discussion

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

Rules of Discourse

The Four Point Defense; Introduction to Persuasive Writing

 
  Read the Red Kayak novel.
3

  The Four Point Defense; Introduction to Persuasive Writing

 

 

 

Read the Red Kayak novel.
4

Read the Red Kayak novel.

  Read the Red Kayak novel.

Strong Introduction... 20%                        7.                                Name
Strong Supporting Details... 60%                                                Date
Strong Conclusion... 20%                                                             Block

 

Week  starting 3/7/22 is listed below:

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Homework

1 Create a graphic organizer for Writing Asn. #7 without a lead.

Persuasive Writing Leads, Revisited.

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 the entire sippy-cup and create two leads on the back.

Read the Red Kayak novel.

2 Start Draft of Asn. #7.

Transitions Handout

  Complete a rough draft of Writing Asn. #7 with a lead and a lead reminder.

Read the Red Kayak novel.

3 Editing Between Drafts   Read the Red Kayak novel.
4 Final Eval of Asn.#7   Read the Red Kayak novel.

Week  starting 3/14/22 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Introduce the I.S.Q.A.  "Before the Cameras Rolled" article. 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.
Read the Red Kayak novel.
2 Drafting of Asn. #8 Before the Cameras Rolled.   Read the Red Kayak novel.
3 Evaluation of Asn. #8

Evaluation of the I.S.Q.A. Writing Method for Open Response Questions using student responses.  Click here for the four-point rubric

  Read the Red Kayak novel.  Your first written answer is due on Friday, the 18th.
4 Start Writing Asn/ #9  I.S.Q.A. in class.  Click here for the Red Kayak questions.    

Week  starting 3/21/22 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Annotate and Evaluate Writing Asn. #9 based on the rubric.

Print Annotation Directions          

Digital Annotation Directions

Start Writing Asn #10 in class.

 

  Start Writing Asn. #10, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.Click here for the Red Kayak questions.
2 Complete Writing Asn. #10 in class.   Complete Writing Asn. #10, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.Click here for the Red Kayak questions.
3 Annotate and Evaluate Writing Asn. #10 based on the rubric.

Print Annotation Directions          

Digital Annotation Directions

Start Writing Asn #11 in class

 

  Start Writing Asn. #11, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.  Click here for the Red Kayak questions.
4 Complete Writing Asn. #11 in class.

Complete email to parents listed below this week's schedule.  The email counts as a quiz grade.

  Complete Writing Asn. #11, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.  Click here for the Red Kayak questions.

Hello families,

On February 11 all students downloaded the novel Red Kayak and were also given a reading day on March 4.  Reading this novel has been the only homework since then.  The book is used to teach contextual support, basically how to quote a source, and is a dominate part of this year's ELA MCAS tests scheduled for April 12+13.

Although there are 13 possible questions to answer, students will only have to complete four of their choice, and the due dates are flexible.  The expectation is to complete two this week, and two next week. All class time this week and next is spent working on reading, writing, and evaluating the written answers.  All students can also access the novel through the Kami Chromebook extension that will read aloud the story as students read the text.

So far your child has completed ___/ 208 pages of reading and has completed ___ of the four writing assignments.  The due dates are flexible until I close my grades on April 6th.  Although they are responsible for only four answers in writing, they will be tested on the entire book on April 4 or 5.  Click here for the study guide

After April vacation we will be reading the Pulitzer-Prize winning novel Night, by Elie Wiesel.  It is a shorter, but very powerful story of the Nazi Holocaust.

Thank you for taking the time to read this,

Student Name

 

Week  starting 3/28/22 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Annotate and Evaluate Writing Asn. #11 based on the rubric.

Print Annotation Directions          

Digital Annotation Directions

Start Writing Asn #12 in class

 

  Start Writing Asn. #12, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.  Click here for the Red Kayak questions.
2 Complete Writing Asn. #12 in class.   Complete Writing Asn. #12, and have a printed copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.  Click here for the Red Kayak questions.
3 Annotate and Evaluate Writing Asn. #12 based on the rubric.

Print Annotation Directions          

Digital Annotation Directions

Start Writing Asn #13 in class.  This is optional practice at this point, but I will count it for extra credit.  There is no more extra credit after term three ends.

 

   
4 Writing Unit Evaluation    

Week  starting 4/4/22 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Red Kayak Review/ Study Guide    
2 Red Kayak Test.  This is the last grade for term three.    
3 Test Nav Tutorial    
4 Test Nav Tutorial    

 Grades close for term three!

Week  starting 4/11/22 is listed below:

ELA MCAS is on April 12+13.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1     No homework
2     No homework
3     No homework
4 No classes will meet for a fourth time this week due to the MCAS schedule.   No homework

Vacation

Spring Vacation Quotes. QuotesGramSpring Vacation Quotes. QuotesGramSpring Vacation Quotes. QuotesGram

Week Starting 4/25/22 is listed below:
MCAS Science Technology and Engineering Tests are April 26+27.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Night Reintroduction   Read Ch.#1,2,3 before next friday, and complete the work in the packet.
2 Due to the MCAS schedule, We are unaware of the second and third class of the week.    
3 Due to the MCAS schedule, We are unaware of the second and third class of the week.    
4 Drama and Theater Arts Spring Musical Extravaganza    

Week starting 5/2/22 is listed below:

Night Week One

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Night Introduction

The Writing on the Wall Video

Click here for the actual 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 5/9/22 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.Art of the Time Period PowerPoint

 

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

Picture Book-- Passage to Freedom

Video One

Video Two

Video Three

  No homework over the weekend.
4 Chapters 4, 5, and 6 are due.    

Week starting 5/16/22 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.

Movie Link

  No homework
4 Complete Escape from Sobibor.

Movie Link

Chapters 7, 8, and 9 are due.

  No homework over the weekend.

 

Week starting 5/23/22 is listed below:
Night Project Week 

The schedule will be flexible due to the MCAS Math Tests on May 24+25.

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 Night Quilt Project   Work on the Night Quilt Project. 
4 Night Quilt Project

Friday's Classes will be much shorter due to the half day.

  No homework over the weekend.

Week  starting 6/1/22 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Night Quilt Project, "I Promised I Would Tell."  Ongoing Evaluation as Completed     Work on the Night Quilt Project.  It is due anytime this week.
2 Oprah Episode    
3 Adjective and Adverb Notes    
4 Classes will not meet for a fourth time this week due to Monday's holiday.    

Week Starting 6/6/22 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Final Exam Group Review   Study for your Final Exams
2 Final Exam Group Review

Time Capsule Activity-- K-8 Listing and My Favorite Things Handout

  Study for your Final Exams
3 Final Exam Group Review

Time Capsule Activity--Letter to Self

  Study for your Final Exams
4 Final Exam Review Game--TIKI GOD   Study for your Final Exams

Week Starting 6/13/22 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Final Exam Review Game-- SWAT   Study for your Final Exams
2 Time Capsule Activities-- Movie Time, Playlist, Pre-Dance   Study for your Final Exams
3 Final Exam Review Game-- To the Victor Go the Spoils

Time Capsule Activity-- The Last Letter.

  Study for your Final Exams
4 Seal Time Capsules into Storage   Study for your Final Exams

Week Starting 6/21/22 is listed below as Finals Week:

Another version is located here if you are having problems reading this chart.

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE GRADES 8-11 


 

Tues  (Full Day)

6/21

Wed (1/2 Day)

6/22

Thurs (1/2 Day)

6/23

Fri (1/2 Day)

6/24

Mon 

6/27

7:20-8:28

F Class Exam 

      7:20-7:47

       Advisory

7:20-7:47

Advisory

    7:20-7:47

    Advisory

Make-Up Exams

             

              D

       8:34-9:48



 

  7:53-9:01

    G Class Exam 

7:53-9:01

D Class Exam

7:53-9:01

B Class Exam

All student grades 

due by 12 PM

E

9:54–11:02

  9:07-10:15

      E Class Exam 

9:07-10:15

C Class Exam

9:07-10:15

A Class Exam


 

G

L1: 11:08-11:29

L2: 11:32-11:53

L3: 11:56-12:17

L4: 12:20-12:41


 

 

 

 

C

12:47–1:55


 

 

 

 

 

 



 

**In order to make-up a missed exam, All students need to obtain a PASS from their HUB OFFICE clearing them to take the make-up; students MUST present this pass to make-up the exam.**

GRADES 8-11 MAKE-UP EXAMS: 

1.   Students may make-up exams on 6/22, 6/23, 6/24 after 10:15 Students will report to your classroom to make-up the exam; students making up more than one final need to arrange their schedule with their teachers.  All students need to obtain a PASS from their HUB OFFICE clearing them to take the make-up; students MUST present this pass to make-up the exam.


 

2. Monday 6/27:  Students report at 7:20 am and go directly to the Jr/Sr Cafe. This is the last day for make-up exams.  All students need to obtain a PASS from their HUB OFFICE clearing them to take the make-up; students MUST present this pass to make-up the exam.

 

Students do not need to attend school if exempt from taking an exam. If a student only has one exam and is in school for other exams they will report to the Jr/Sr Cafe to wait for the scheduled exam time or to be dismissed. Students do not need to attend school to only go to advisory.  Parents/guardians may choose to keep students home until their scheduled exam or dismiss students after a scheduled exam.