Mr. Mulgrew's Weekly Schedules for Honors. 2023--2024
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 8/30/23 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 9/5/23 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 English Pretest in Groups

 

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 9/11/23 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 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. in class.
2 V.A.T  Learning Styles Test and Analysis

Activator Video Link

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

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

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 
4 Many classes will not meet for a fourth time this week due to the half day on Wednesday.

Student conferences continue as the surveys are completed.

  Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes 

Week  starting 9/18/23 is listed below:

 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Star Reading Test   Study the September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes 
2 September Literary Terms, Elements of Fiction Notes, The Plot Outline Diagram.

Class Discussion

 

 

   
3 Scooby-Doo Anchor Activity 1, 2, 3, 4.    
4 First Test- Getting Organized  Click here for the rubric.    

 

Week  starting 9/25/23 is listed below:

Grade close for midterm progress reports on September 29th.  Students need to check the Aspen X2 platform to see if they are missing work.  I am flexible with my due dates, and I accept all late work with no penalties until the 29th.
 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

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

 

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 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.
 
3 September Literary Terms Review Game and Test.   (Second optional test day) 

 

 

   
4   Webquest

Grades close for midterm progress reports on September 29th.

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.
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, 6:45ó7:05, I will write you a pass.

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

*Reminder*  If you donít 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 10/02/23 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1  With headphones, listen to the Tone vs. Mood audio links and complete the questions linked in your Google Docs.  Show me in class.

M.I. Trailer

Bond Trailer

Spy Kids Trailer

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 Tone vs. Mood Project Construction 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 Tone vs. Mood Project Group Presentations

Plot Outline Diagram Presentations  Rubric

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.
 
4 Classes will not meet for a fourth time this week due to the October 6th. Professional Development Day.  No School for students   No homework over the long weekend.

Week  starting 10/10/23 is listed below:

Work on your Big Six projects, and show them to Mr. M. in class when completed.
 

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Tone vs. Mood  Project Presentations Conclude- I Hope!

Plot Outline Diagram Presentations  Rubric

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

Ongoing Evaluation of "The Big Six" Posters:2

 

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:2

 

   
4 Classes will not meet for a fourth time this week due to Monday's holiday.    

 

Week  starting 10/16/23 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Tone vs. Mood  Project Presentations Conclude- This leaves us a little "Wiggle-room."

Plot Outline Diagram Presentations  Rubric

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

Ongoing Evaluation of "The Big Six" Posters:2

Link One  Two  Three

 

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 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.
4 Personal and Possessive Pronouns Practice Visual, Auditory, and Tactile Methods, Revisited

"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.

 

Week  starting 10/23/23 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Noun and Pronoun Practice

"You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You" Handout--Indefinite 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.

 

Week  starting 10/30/23 is listed below:

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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 homework over the weekend.

Term One Ends.

Week  starting 11/6/23 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 No classes will meet for a fourth time this week due to the Veterans' Day holiday schedule.   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 11/13/23 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.  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 Poetry Out Loud Presentations as needed. Headphones or ear buds will be useful.     
4     No homework over the weekend.

 

Week  starting 11/20/23 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

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 Read "Waiting for Mr. Lincoln" and "Life and Times of Frederick Douglass.' 4 Pages total.  Then complete ONLY question #9 in a Google Doc.    
3 No classes will meet for a third or fourth class due to the Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule.    
4      

 

Week  starting 11/27/23 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Paragraph Organization in Dialog Exercise. 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.

Heading:

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

 

 

Week  starting 12/4/23 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

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 12/11/23 is listed below:
 

Class

Class Activities

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 12/18/23 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework/ Asynchronous work.

1 Evaluate Writing Asn. #5 according to corrected state samples and 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 complete this Evaluation Form. Then conference with Mr. M.    
3      
4 Conferences conclude   No homework over the weekend.

 

Week  starting 1/2/24 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.
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 1/8/24 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 1/16/24 is listed below:  No class on Monday, January 15 due to Martin Luther king Day.

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 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 1/22/24 is listed below: Term Two Closes on 1/23/24

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

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

 

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.

Week  starting 1/29/24 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Comma Practice Test

 

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

First Optional Test Day

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

 

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

Star Reading Winter Test or Helping Verbs

   

 
4 Star Reading Winter Test or Helping Verbs 

Comma Retest Review and Retest

  Comma Retest Review

Week  starting 2/5/24 is listed below: February 9th is a half-day of school.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Star Reading Winter Test or Helping Verbs Comma Retest Review and Retest    
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 2/12/24 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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Strong Introduction... 20%                        6.                                Name
Strong Supporting Details... 60%                                                  Date
Strong Conclusion... 20%                                                             Block

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

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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eek  starting 2/26/24 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.

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

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 Shades of Simon Gray 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 Shades of Simon Gray novel.
3   The Four Point Defense; Introduction to Persuasive Writing

 

 

 

Read the Shades of Simon Gray novel.
4 Read the Shades of Simon Gray novel.   Read the Shades of Simon Gray novel.

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

 

Week  starting 3/4/24 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

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 Shades of Simon Gray 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 Shades of Simon Gray novel.

3 Editing Between Drafts   Read the Shades of Simon Gray novel.
4 Final Eval of Asn.#7   Read the Shades of Simon Gray novel.

Week  starting 3/11/24 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 Shades of Simon Gray novel.
2 Drafting of Asn. #8 Before the Cameras Rolled.   Read the Shades of Simon Gray 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 Shades of Simon Gray novel. Your first written answer is due on Friday, the 15th.
4 Start Writing Asn/ #9  I.S.Q.A. in class.  Click here for the Shades of Simon Gray novel.Questions.   Read the Shades of Simon Gray novel.

Week  starting 3/18/24 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 or digital copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.

Read the Shades of Simon Gray novel.

2 Complete Writing Asn. #10 in class.   Complete Writing Asn. #10, and have a printed or digital copy ready for evaluation at the start of class.

Read the Shades of Simon Gray novel.

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 or digital copy ready for evaluation at the start of class. 

Read the Shades of Simon Gray novel.

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 or digital copy ready for evaluation at the start of class. 

Read the Shades of Simon Gray novel.

Week  starting 3/25/24 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 or digital copy ready for evaluation at the start of class. 

Read the Shades of Simon Gray novel.

2 Complete Writing Asn. #12 in class.   Complete Writing Asn. #12, and have a printed or digital copy ready for evaluation at the start of class. 

Read the Shades of Simon Gray novel.

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.

 

  Read the Shades of Simon Gray novel.
4 Writing Unit Evaluation   Read the Shades of Simon Gray novel.

Week  starting 4/1/24 is listed below:

Class

Class Activities

Objective/ Teacher Talk

Homework

1 Shades of Simon Gray Review/  Study Guide   Study the Study Guide.
2 Shades of Simon Gray Test.  This is the last grade for term three.    
3 Test Nav Tutorial    
4 Test Nav Tutorial    

 Grades close for term three on 4/3/24!

Week  starting 4/8/24 is listed below:

ELA MCAS is on April 9+10.

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

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