Warm up: quickwrite
I passed out an AXES paragraph handout with sentence frames today. This will be the way I expect you to answer any short constructed responses. We will build off this later to create body paragraphs for essays, so you need to hold on to this sheet for the duration of the year.
You had the period today to finish the Close Read: Story of an Hour assignment on StudySync. For the questions at the top of the "Read" tab: highlight the text where you find the answer and then write your response to the question as the annotation. For the "Write" portion: use the back of the handout to gather evidence and create a rough draft of your response. Then write your response using the AXES handout.
Most people did not finish today. You will have time to finish tomorrow after the Blast activity.
YOU NEED A BINDER AND DIVIDERS ASAP! We will be starting with them on TUESDAY. See me if this is proving difficult to acquire.
Warm up: identifying nouns
Check StudySync for today's lesson. We started the Close Read of The Story of an Hour. You should highlight and annotate to answer questions 1-5 at the top of the "Read" section. There is a handout that goes with this activity too. Come see me to get a copy.
HOMEWORK: Finish questions 1-5. (Answer them in an annotation).
Ready or not we did our skits on irony today. Most of you did really well. I appreciated the humor. We finished early so we played Quizlet Live with our vocabulary words. No homework tonight!
Warm up: Vocab #1 3/4
Work day. Today you had the whole period to write a script for your irony skit. Skits will be performed tomorrow in class. Turn in your script on Google Classroom by 7:30 AM tomorrow so I can print you a copy. I will not print any after 7:30.
HOMEWORK: Finish that script and practice your skit!
Warm up: Vocab review
Lesson on irony. Take Cornell notes about the three types of irony: dramatic irony, situational irony, and verbal irony. Then, you will work in groups to come up with a skit to demonstrate your type of irony. We will have Monday to write your script and practice. You can find more information about this project and the rubric on Google Classroom.
Warm up: Grammar - get this from someone if you were absent
You will find today's lesson on StudySync. We did "Textual Evidence" today. There is a worksheet that goes with the activity. You can find the worksheet in the absent bin in class, or on the actual assignment if you're willing/able to print it off.
Finish Textual Evidence.
Lesson: Skill: Text Dependent Responses - There is a worksheet that goes along with today's lesson. Fill out the worksheet as you go, and turn it in when you're finished. If you were absent, this worksheet can be found in the absent bin, OR on the StudySync lesson itself, if you'd like to print your own copy.
FINISH anything still in your "What's due?" page of StudySync. If it is turn in TODAY I will not mark it down because it is late. This is your ONE opportunity to make up missing work for free. Make it count.
Assignments so far:
Your warm up today was to take a grammar pretest, found on StudySync. When signing in to StudySync there is a screen with 3 options, and you usually click the first one. Click on the SECOND one to find the grammar pre-test. If you didn't finish in class, or if you were absent, it will be open till Thursday for you to complete.
Today's lesson was on Collaborative Conversations. There is a worksheet that goes with the lesson we did in class today. If you don't have the worksheet, you can find a copy in the absent bin in the back of the room OR you can download it off of the StudySync lesson. Questions: see me.
Finish the lesson we did in class today.
We finished the activity "First Read: Story of an Hour" today. We watched the video of students discussing the text and then answered the "Think" questions that followed. Questions due tomorrow.
We did our first First Read lesson on StudySync today.
On StudySync look for "First Read: The Story of an Hour". We started by watching the video and then reading the introduction. Using prior knowledge is key to understanding the text, so brainstorm: what was life like for a woman in the 1800s?
As you read the story, be sure to annotate for the following:
When you're done reading, go to Google Classroom and answer the questions on the Google Form. Finish reading, annotating, and these questions by Monday.
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