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Welcome To Sixth Grade Language Arts Class!
We're going to have a wonderful year!
Monday August 10, 2015
Good morning Class. Please follow the directions below SILENTLY.

1.Please take out your daily class schedules and confirm you are in the correct class period.
This is Ms. Judah's 6th grade Language Arts and Reading Classes, room number 244. Please leave your schedules out on your desk so I may confirm. If you have misplaced your schedule please raise your hand.

2. After confirming your schedule please take out a pencil and create a name plate with the card stock provided. Fold the paper in half and write your name on both sides. You may also decorate your name tags.

3. Please take a look at some of the books within your group and wait for further instructions.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Good Morning Class!!!

1. Please take a look at the classroom library and pick out a book that interests you. You may also write down any of your favorite books or book series.

2. Lets compile a list of these books together. Please write the title and author of your book on the dry erase board.

3. Please turn in your paperwork.

4. Check your schedules.

5. Please read silently from the book of your choice for 15 minutes.

6. Safety Procedures: Stranger Drills and Fire Drills Walk through


7. Read "Cow Music" as a class pg 22 in our Wonders Textbook.

8. Quick Write (15 Min) Choose an option below. We are building our reading and writing endurance. Students may choose a topic below or create a topic that involves the theme of Change.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Metacognition
What am I thinking while I'm reading?
How is reading like a puzzle?
What are we doing when we read?
Thinking about Thinking
It is Verbalizing (Talking about) the mental process happening in your head. Then we are able to communicate our thoughts and reflect on the learning process.
Class Discussion Notes
Changes
The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls

Describing change in the time of day
Time Lapse in general
The tide rises the tide falls
Traveler changing

"A small piece of the ever-changing world." -Versailles
"Changes in life, you always end up somewhere but you can never go back." -Addie

WORD WALL
curlew- bird
steeds- horses you can ride
hostler-
Awareness and understanding of one's own thought processes
Starting Smaller

1. Read from the
Wonders Reading/Writing Workshop Smaller Blue Textbook
pg 17 "The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls"
By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Quick Write 10 Minutes
Choose one of the following topics to write about:
1. Choose a stanza in the poem and describe the meaning of the stanza.
2. How can you connect the theme of Change to your personal life?
3.What does the poem mean to you?
Choose one topic to write about:

1. How does the main character change throughout the story? Use specific

2. Describe a time when trying something new or unfamiliar changed your perspective.

3. How do Celia's feelings change?




4. Create a poem to express the theme of change in our own lives.

5. Create a Short Story about the theme of "change."

6. Write about the changes that occured throughout the short story "Cow Music." Use specific quotes to support your thoughts.

7. Write song lyrics about change.


Daily Teacher To-do List

Restroom Passes
Student Class Schedule Changes
1. Do we get new schedules every 9 wks?
2. Who do we email to request different specials?
3. What are the required Specials?
4. Which Specials rotate per semester?

Chorus = Art Room
PE= Main Lobby
Health= Mr. Poindexter's Room
Student Questions and Concerns
QUICK WRITE ACTIVITY 15 Minutes
Assigned Seats
AGENDA

Business (10 Min)
1. Roll Call & SEATING ARRANGEMENTS Assigned numbers.
Name Tags Numbered and placed inside your desks. (10 min)

2. Observations about Friday: Class Discussion of Issues (10 min)
POSITIVE CHANGES
Lunch Room, Hallway, Class Changes, Restroom, NOISE LEVELS ZERO

3.Mini-lesson Metacognition (5 min)
video Thinking about Thinking

Modeling Metacognition while rereading the quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "...I am the decisive Element...." (5 min)

4. Notebook Paper Notes about Metacognition
Word Map Modeling Ideas as a class Word Bubble (10 min)

5.Quick Write Activity (5 min)
( Revisiting Metacognition)


Student created writing topics created within the realm of our Theme of Change.

Objectives:
I can cite accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text including identifying the figurative and connotative meanings.
I can explain the impact of the selected word choice on the meaning and tone of the text.


Mini-Lesson: (10) Provide examples of Citations Visually on the board using the prior readings as examples.
Introduce additional quotes to the class to support your ideas about change and rebirth (renaissance.)

Peer Editing: Exchange papers with a partner and edit your quick write topics from yesterday. (15)

The following link below helpful with peer editing.
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

The Student will Produce: (30)

Peer Reviewed Papers and Begin 2nd Drafts



AGENDA
Morning Meeting Business Topics:
1. Attendance
2. Organization
3. CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELVES!
4. Are you beginning to recognize a theme?

SNACK TIME IS SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The only items that should remain in your desk this week:
Textbooks, Novels, and Name Tags.

I should not find the following items on the floor or in desks:

Empty plastic bags or snack wrappers, pieces of paper from crafts, spilled drinks on the floor, markers from an activity.

If it is trash, THROW IT AWAY IN THE TRASH CAN!

ATTENTION CLASS WE SHOULD BE LISTENING
6th and 7th Period Need to do the safety procedures.
THEME OF THE DAY

ORDER and ORGANIZATION

In the beginning of the story, Celia was upset about moving from the city to the country. I inferred this because it says,

"It felt as if I were slamming the door on my whole life"

(Wonders Textbook 23).
I think Celia was overreacting.
"And we'll find a spot..." (Silverstein 35).
" I have come to the frightening conclusion..." (von Goethe).
Teacher's Notes:

We need clarification across all class periods in lessons regarding Citing and quotations.

VIDEO
AGENDA
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Objectives:
I can cite accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text including identifying the figurative and connotative meanings.
I can explain the impact of the selected word choice on the meaning and tone of the text.


Mini-Lesson: (20 Min)
Review Metacognition and Citation Lessons

The Student will produce:

Peer Editing: Exchange papers with a partner and edit your quick write topic.

Second Drafts: Review the constructive criticism from your classmates and begin writing your second draft.

Required for each and every student as a writing sample.

The following link below helpful with peer editing.
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/

The Students will:

Create a Graphic Organizer Using technology :) Collaborative discussion and creation. Notes on board and here.

Review these topics:
METACOGNITION and CITATIONS

CITATIONS
Student Led Thoughts

Used to prove an opinion.
To show that it is someone elses words, thoughts or emotions.
To show where you got the information.

"They camped beside the bewd of the Isen river; it s still silent and empty" (Tolkien 171).
"Together they went to work, Ramona on the end of the shelf paper..."(Cleary 112).
6th and 7th period HOMEWORK
Finish writing your 1 page paper. Make sure you understand your topic. Write it down on the top of your paper. These topics are listed under Wednesday August
AGENDA
FRIDAY AUGUST 14, 2015
POP QUIZ

1. Open your Wonders textbook to page 17. Look at lines 4 and 5 in the first Stanza of the poem "The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls. " Create a quote from lines 4 and 5 and cite the location of that quote.

2. Using your Wonders Textbook please fill in what is missing from the following quote:

"We rode for a while in silence, and I wedged my violin case beneath my legs for comfort" ( , p.23).


3. Explain the meaning of the last sentence on page 25 that reads "I could feel my perception of country life already changing, and I had a feeling it would change a lot more" (Wonders Textbook, p.25).

__________________________________________
__________________________________________
__________________________________________


4. "It was the end of summer. The katydids were still buzzing when I finally summoned up the courage to ask my dad if I could stay with him and Gramma for the school year instead of going back to California to be with Mom like always" ( ,pg.1).

5. Using context clues, define one of the following words in question 3 or 4:

Perception: _______________________________________________

Summoned: _______________________________________________
Please write out question 3.
http://blog.flocabulary.com/five-elements-of-a-story-lesson/
jackbare.com
Extra Help at Home:
http://www.learner.org/interactives/story/cinderella.html

http://www.elacommoncorelessonplans.com/literature-reading-standards/teaching-elements-literature-short-stories.html

http://alex.state.al.us/lesson_view.php?id=7102
The Elements of a Story
Plot:_________________________________Character:_____________________________
Conflict:______________________________
Theme :_______________________________
Setting: ______________________________
Monday August 17, 2015
1. Please sit down and get out a sheet of paper and pencil.
2. Write the following Vocabulary Terms in your notes. Please leave space (3 lines) to define these terms.








3. Take notes as we watch the 5 things Video by Flocabulary. (5-7 min) Pausing to Guide student notetaking.


4. Read
The Junkyard Wonders
(22 min)
Use the Worksheet to take notes and identify the 5 elements of a story pertaining to
The Junkyard Wonders.

Peer Collaboration to discuss the elements of the picture book.

5. Exit Ticket:
What is the most important message or Theme of the story? Tell me how it relates to your life. 5-10 Complete Sentences that answer both portions of question number five.
Part 1
Part 2
The Junkyard Wonders
By: Patricia Polacco
Elements of a Story
"5 Things Video" by Flocabulary
PLOT MAP
Tuesday August 18, 2015
BENCHMARK TESTING
Has been delayed until Wednesday.

1. Business and Organization (30 min)
Agenda Routine, Establishing Daily Checklists
Grade Papers and Check Student Completion

2. Round Table Review-
We will discuss our individual needs and create questions to clarify misconceptions. Students may also discuss any academic tips for test taking strategies.

Peer Partner Talk (15 min)

1. Topics:
Metacognition
RETEACH MLA Citations
Elements of a Story

Class Discussion (15) Coming together as a class to share our ideas and questions.


Modeling Expectations of Metacognition (5 min)
Open Note-book Discussion

Review of Citations, Quotations, Peer Editing Feedback, Elements of a Story. (20 min)

Possible Tech Talk allowing Students to add to the Prezi, Organized by Class



CONCEPT AND WORD WALL
Metacognition
Plot
Character
Setting
Conflict
Theme
Citations
REMINDER
NO SCHOOL
ON FRIDAY AUGUST 21, 2015
Plot: A series of events

Character: People in the story that carry out the action

Conflict: a problem in the story it could be a battle, a struggle in the plot

Theme: Underlying message or MORAL of the story...

Setting: sets the scene of the story. It tells us when and where the story takes place.

1st and 2nd pd.
Plot-a series of events that happen in the story
characters-people or things that carry out the action
conflict- the struggle or problem in the plot
theme-the main idea; the underlined lesson
setting-when or where the story takes place; sets the story

3rd -7th period

Wordsworth stated that Romantic poetry was marked by a "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (263).

Romantic poetry is characterized by the "spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings" (Wordsworth 263).

Wordsworth extensively explored the role of emotion in the creative process (263).
Wednesday August 19, 2015
Benchmark Testing
Reading

Listen to Audiobook/ Youtube.
Maniac Magee
By Jerry Spinelli




Reading Along online with the following link



Note taking Strategies teacher led.

Applying the elements of a story to the book
Maniac Magee
by Jerry Spinelli.

Pausing to talk to students about figurative language and the elements of a story. Modeling Metacognition.

"Everytime she gets weaker, I get stronger" (Rowling 7).
I believe that __________________ is the most important theme in the story because_______________. The Theme____________________ relates to me because_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Maniac Magee
By Jerry Spinelli

Exposition- The beginning, starting point, or opening of a story.

Setting:
Two Mills 200 miles away??
Bridgeport: He was born here with his parents
Hollidaysburg: Lived with his Aunt and Uncle here.

Situation/Climate:
Jeffrey becomes an Orphan
The Lost Year between Hollidaysburg and Two Mills
Segregated Community in Two Mills-
East End- where most of the African American community lives
West End- where most of the caucasian community lives

Characters:
Maniac Magee/Jeffrey - His parents died in a train crash.
Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan-
Amanda Bealle- Carry a suitcase

"The house of two toasters" (Spinelli)


Imagery
Jeffrey-
a scraggly little kid with shoes flapping
"Hi"

Maniac Magee By Jerry Spinelli

Exposition: The beginning, starting point, or opening of a story.

Setting:
Bridgeport: where Jeffrey/Maniac M was born
Hollidaysberg: Where he lived with Aunt and Uncle
The lost year= It took a year before he reached Two Mills
Two Mills: Segregated Town
"It's called 2 mills because the town is separated into 2 parts" (student).

Situation/Climate:
The town of Two mills is segregated.
East End: Mostly African Americans lived here
West End: Mostly Caucasians lived here

Characters:
Maniac Magee/ Jeffrey-



Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan
Amanda Bealle: 1st person Jeffrey met in Two Mills friend??


Legacy: The two girls jumping rope, one from the west end the other
EXPOSITION NOTES
Maniac Magee
by Jerry Spinelli
1st & 3rd Block Class Notes
5th block class notes
http://personal.crocodoc.com/sQovVpA?embedded=true
Maniac Magee's parents died when he was 3 in a train crash. Jeffrey became an orphan.
Aunt and Uncle don't like each other.
Jeffrey runs away.
Pick out 4 memorable quotes from
Maniac Magee
.

Option 1: The quotes should support a prediction you may have about the story.

Option 2: The quotes will support an idea you have about the story. Please state your idea as a transitional sentence before the quote.

I inferred that the Pickwell Family is generous although they live modestly. This is supported by,
"...The Pickwells were always helping out somebody..."
and
"Only a Ping- Pong table was big enough to seat them all and that's what they ate around"

(Spinelli 20-21).
I believe that they spent their money helping others rather than on furniture, which is why they used a Ping-Pong table as their dinner table.
Ms. Judah
8/20/2015
Notes
Maniac Magee
Hello Parents and Students,


The beginning of the school year is a very busy and exciting time. We are currently administering Benchmark Testing, relearning procedures, and establishing class expectations. I will use this Prezi platform as an electronic chalkboard for students and parents. Students may use this to access resources we use in class to study and may also preview daily objectives. The Prezi objectives and Agenda will change on a daily basis. As you view the Prezi it will give you a peek into our daily classroom activities, assignments, and learning processes.

We have been working on "Quick Writes" which are informal writing assignments that help create a starting point so students can set goals and I can get an idea of their strengths and needs. We are also currently reviewing literary elements, figurative language, and citations. I will continually model and encourage students to use Metacognitive strategies to monitor their learning processes. We are reading the book
Maniac Magee
by Jerry Spinelli. Students have the ability to help create writing topics, collaborate, and construct meaning within our classroom. The beginning of the school year is a time for everyone to establish expectations and create goals for growth and development. Additionally, we have been practicing note taking strategies, reading collaboratively, practicing peer group discussion, writing, and editing. I have not posted grades yet but I will be doing so very soon. Our Benchmark exams have taken first priority since our school philosophy is based on data driven instruction. We will have a Test Friday, August 28, 2015 reviewing the aforementioned content. I will review the content of all tests with each cohort group during class time. Students please be aware your notes are your study guide, this Prezi is merely a resource and cannot replace all of the class collaboration and interactive learning that occurs in our classroom on a daily basis.

Parents please understand there is a large portion of time invested in training students how to self-manage their academic coursework. This includes the responsibility of prioritizing their homework and study time. This Prezi will be helpful but it does not replace personal student and teacher communication. It is my goal to help students understand that it is their responsibility to write down whether or not they need to study or finish assignments outside of class. This will help their confidence, work ethic, and emerging independence.

Students have written down the following link in their agenda that gives them access to this Prezi Link. I have made this link public, but you may wish to create a free account, so your students may create their own Prezi. I plan to change Prezis when our Units change. There are several tools to help you navigate the Prezi. You may use the arrows to move between frames, the zoom tool (appears on the right hand side of the screen as you scroll over it) and the grab tool which gives you the freedom to move wherever you wish in the presentation.

I hope this information is helpful. Please email me at sjudah@cowetacharter.org with any questions. I check my email during my very brief planning period between 11:00 and 11:50. I will try to address your concerns in a timely manner. Please understand that in middle school there are around 85 sets of sixth grade parents. Please ask students to look for information about their assignments on this Prezi, before emailing questions about a particular assignment. Chances are, it is available here.

Thank you for your time,
Ms. Judah
Vocabulary Words 8-24-2015
1) Analyze- to examine critically or in detail, to study or find out the nature or relationships of parts by examining them
: to study (something) closely and carefully : to learn the nature and relationship of the parts of (something) by a close and careful examination
: to study the emotions and thoughts of (someone) by using psychoanalysis
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/analyze

2) Plot - a series of events
3) Exposition-

4) Resolution
5) Climax
6) character/character traits
7) sequence of events
8) inference
9) characterization
10) direct characterization
11) indirect characterization
12) figurative language
13) simile
14) metaphor
15) personification
16) context
17) idiom
http://www.examplesof.com/idioms/
Monday
August 24, 2015

BENCHMARK TESTING SCIENCE

1. Vocabulary Words - Please cite the source or where you found the definition. These Vocabulary Terms must be defined and handwritten.

2. Read
Maniac Magee
by Jerry Spinelli Find examples of the vocabulary terms as we read.

3. Homework:
Define unfinished Vocabulary Terms. They must be handwritten. Provide sources.


Tuesday
August 25, 2015



1. Notebook Check and Review
Quotations/ Citations
Vocabulary
Setting Notes
Plot Map


2. Plot Map Worksheet for Notes

3.
Maniac Magee
by Jerry Spinelli
Reading and Notes

AGENDA: HOMEWORK
TEST FRIDAY
FINISH VOCABULARY
Study Notes/Vocabulary/Citations
Find Missing Notes


Class Questions and Clarification Topics

1. Character Traits-qualities and actions that the author uses to describe the character.
2. Protagonist-good guy
Antagonist-bad guy
3. Sequence of Events- the order in which things happen
4. Citations- The Purpose for using quotes and citations is to prove your thoughts about a text.
5. Metacognition- Thinking about your thinking

Maniac Magee

Jerry Spinelli

Realistic Fiction
Foreshadowing- when the author uses language to help you predict something that will happen in the future of the story. "clue of what is coming next."
https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B_q5hfSlcvPrfmdyY1hKbkk2cERHVk51Z1YzU3E0NGFXdmlTdFNtM1h6STFORlBubHI0V2s
Wednesday
August 26, 2015

Reflection: Quick Write Assignment
Predict what is going to happen in the story next??

or

Describe why one of your quotes or notes were important to you.
BENCHMARK TESTING MAKE -UP

Reading
Maniac Magee
by Jerry Spinelli

Quotes and Notes
Students will learn Note taking Strategies throughout the reading of
Maniac Magee
Collaborative Class Review
Please gather your Notebook with all your notes and vocabulary definitions so we can collaboratively review as a class and create a study guide together.

Quotes and Notes:

Vocabulary Definitions:

Maniac Magee
Content:
ONLINE LINK TO BOOK:
http://personal.crocodoc.com/sQovVpA?embedded=true
Thursday
August 27, 2015
Vocabulary Words 8-24-2015
1) Analyze- to study (something) closely and carefully
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/analyze

2) Plot - a series of events
3) Exposition-
The beginning, starting point, or opening of a story. This sets the stage for the story.

4) Resolution-
the end of the story and possible solution to the conflict.
5) Climax- turning point
6) character- the person/ or being that carries out the action
/character traits- description of the character
7) sequence of events -the order in which things happen (the plot)
8) inference- a conclusion reached from reasoning or analyzing information. The process of filling in missing information.
9) characterization-the way in which the author describes them

12) figurative language- Whenever you describe something by comparing it with something else.
13) simile- a comparison of two unlike things using the words "like" or "as"
14) metaphor- a comparison of two unlike things without using "like" or " as"
15) personification- giving human traits to non-human/ non-living things.
16) context- the surrounding clues that are used to determine what an unknown word, phrase, or theme might be. "context clues"
17) idiom- a phrase that is not meant to be taken literally and means something entirely different. Ex: A piece of Cake (Easy)
http://www.examplesof.com/idioms/


August 27, 2015
Metacognition- Thinking about your thinking. It is how you monitor and refine your learning processes and strategies.

The Tide Rises, The Tide Falls by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Please find personification in the poem and cite it properly.

Basic citation

"Basic citation pattern is quotations marks, quote or phrase, end quotation marks, open parenthesis, author's last name, page number, end parenthesis, and finally a period" (Judah 1).

Why do we use citations? We use citations to give credit to the original author. We also use them to help prove our thoughts or support a theory. They also provide others the location of where an idea originated.

Elements of a Story: Plot, setting, character, conflict, theme

Maniac Magee-
1st period Meet Mcnab

What is the setting?
Two mills. The town is separated (segregated)

The genre is realistic fiction.

Main Character- Maniac magee
Tell me 3 things about his character and give me an example or quote.

Conflict- Segregation of the town, Tension between east end and west end.

Internal Conflict
"He has always been divided, and he's always on the run"(student). He hates separation,

Mini-events (Rising action)
Borrows a book from Amanda Beale
The football field
The Pickwell Family Dinner
Finsterwald's Back yard

What are some of the extraordinary talents of Maniac Magee/ Jeffrey?
Book= Symbolism

3rd/5th Period Chapter 14 (pg 58 on scrolling webpage)

Rising Action (Mini-Events)
1. Bunted Frog, Home-run
2. Cobras Conflict
What street is the boundary between the East and West side in Two Mills? Hector Street
3. Mars Bars Conflict
Symbolism Ripped Book Repetition of the Conflict and Action
Running Away (Always trying to get away from his problems)
4. Amanda saves the Day
5. Stays with Beale Family

What is an example of foreshadowing?

http://tinyurl.com/ow84wkp
Lighten the Load
ONLY CARRY YOUR ESSENTIALS

Paper, Pen, Pencil, Colored Pencils, Erasers, Folder, Water Bottle

YOUR LANGUAGE ARTS FOLDERS AND BINDERS MAY BE STORED IN MY CABINET
FRIDAY
August 28, 2015
First Language Arts Test Today




Monday
August 31, 2015
Process:
Pronouns: Notes pg 125-126
Define:
Pronoun, Personal Pronoun, Subject Pronoun, Object Pronouns

Practice Pg 126 1-10
Write down the personal pronouns and label whether they are subject pronouns or object pronouns. If they are object pronouns label whether they are direct or indirect objects.

Classwork Together



Elaborate: Review Direct and Indirect Objects

Record: Notebook Check Requirements 1 page notes 2 exercises 1-10 and online worksheet 1-13 6th Block 1-17

Reflect: Citations Exit Note
CSUSA Unpacked Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CC.RL.6.1.
4 - I can cite accurately from an outside source, of my finding, to support my analysis of a text.

*3 - I can cite accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

CCSS.RI.6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.




CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3. Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
CC.RL.6.3
4 - I can analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact and (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
I can synthesize conclusions on a story element’s ability to work towards a resolution and change as necessary throughout a text above grade level.

*3 - I can describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes.
I can determine the changes and evolution of story elements throughout a series of a text to move towards a resolution.

CCSS.RI.6.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
CCRI6.3
4 - I can research the impacts and connections between individuals, events, and ideas on shaping results and effects, through a variety of informational texts.

*3 - I can analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

CCSS.L.6.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
CCSS.L.6.1
4 - I can expand upon my understanding of standard English conventions of grammar and usage when speaking and writing of multiple literary pieces and arguments of topics of my own choosing.

*3 - I can demonstrate command of standard English conventions of grammar and usage when writing and speaking.
I can ensure that pronouns are in the proper case (subjective, objective, possessive).
I can use intensive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).
I can recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person.
I can recognize and correct vague pronouns (i.e., ones with unclear or ambiguous antecedents).



CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.4.Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.

CC.RL.6.4
4 - I can analyze the impact of word choice on the meaning and tone of a text selection through literary analysis of a variety of fictional and informational texts.

*3 - I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text including identifying the figurative and connotative meanings.
I can explain the impact of the selected word choice on the meaning and tone within the text.

CCSS.RI.6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
CCSSRI.6.4
4 - I can analyze the impact of word choice on the meaning and tone of a text selection through literary analysis of a variety of fictional and informational above grade level texts.

*3 - I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.5. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
CC.W.6.5
4 - I can apply this concept in different contexts by using the planning, revising, editing process to a real world situation or problem.

*3 - I can develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach with guidance and support from peers and adults.

Mini-Lessons/Process:

Figurative language
Connotative Meaning
Character Study
Plot Map
PRONOUN
ADJECTIVE

Map of the Town Student Creation

ANALYZE the impact of Word Choice
ELABORATE:
SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW
FIgurative Language
Simile, Metaphor, Hyperbole, Personification, Onomatopoeia, Imagery,

Connotative Meaning

Characters in Maniac Magee

Plot Map= Rising action

Pronoun, Transitional Phrases and using quotes to cite evidence for your thoughts ... MLA




VISUAL Kinesthetic Puzzles games teaching ...
Ideas to Create Character Study

Visual Creation of the setting map

a town divided

THEME: Overthrowing Norms


https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B_q5hfSlcvPrfmdyY1hKbkk2cERHVk51Z1YzU3E0NGFXdmlTdFNtM1h6STFORlBubHI0V2s
Ms. Judah's Metacognition
FOR PLANNING
http://www.shmoop.com/maniac-magee/quotes.html

http://www.storyboardthat.com/teacher-guide/maniac-magee-by-jerry-spinelli#anchor_figurative-language-in-maniac-magee

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/
Tuesday
September 1, 2015


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CC.RL.6.1.
4 - I can cite accurately from an outside source, of my finding, to support my analysis of a text.

*3 - I can cite accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

CCSS.RI.6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.


CCSS.RI.6.3 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
CCRI6.3
4 - I can research the impacts and connections between individuals, events, and ideas on shaping results and effects, through a variety of informational texts.

*3 - I can analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
Process: 20 minutes
Figurative Language
Connotative Meaning and its Effect on the Tone within the Work.
Videos/ Notes See Terms Below


Elaborate: 15 minutes
Teacher Led Example of Expectations for Quotes and Notes



















Record: Students will continue Quoting from Maniac Magee and Citing Evidence of Figurative Language and Connotative Tone


Reflect: Exit Ticket 5
Write, Pair, Share, Combine =Group Activity
Provide and Cite examples of the following:
In-Text Citations
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/02/

Alliteration: It is a stylistic device in which a number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occur close together in a series.
Example:

http://literarydevices.net/alliteration/
The following is an example of two types of figurative language,
" When it seemed as if the whole world had been created just before he woke up on his bedroom floor--- the red brick rows of houses, even the windows resting from faces, the cool, silent sidewalk streets" (Spinelli 50).

Find Alliteration in the quote and name the other type of figurative language within this quote.
TONE
1st Block
pg. Chapter 11
Make a Prediction about what will happen next.... A page was ripped out of Amanda Beale's book, what will happen next?
3rd Block
Chapter 16
Make a prediction about what will happen next.... Please write at least 3 sentences.
6th Block
Chapter 16
Make a Prediction about what will happen next... Please write 3 sentences.


ONLINE LINK TO BOOK:
http://personal.crocodoc.com/sQovVpA?embedded=true
REFLECT EXIT TICKET
NOTE: We are reading Maniac Magee along with the audio recording via youtube. Use the link below . And with permission from your parents, search for the following Maniac Magee Chapter ___. It is organized by Chapters.

TITLE QUOTES AND NOTES FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE 9/1/2015
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE/ CONNOTATION definitions and examples of the following
1. Metaphor - compares 2 unlike things without using like or as
2. Simile- comparison of 2 unlike things using like or as
3. Personification- when nonliving things are given human characteristics
4. Imagery- when the writer uses adjectives that appeal to the 5 senses
5. Hyperbole- extreme exageration
6. Alliteration- repeated consonant sound at the beginning of several words
7. Onomatopoeia- words that imitate sound
8. Idiom- expression not taken literally Ex: It's a piece of cake= easy
9. Symbolism -is the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense
10. Oxymoron- "Falling Up" A combination of contradictory words.

11. Connotation- refers to a meaning that is implied by a word apart from the explicit definition. Words carry cultural and emotional associations or meanings in addition to their literal meanings or denotations.
12. Negative/Positive Connotation examples:

13. Text explicit - the specific meaning of what is written in the text without personal inferences or judgement.
14. Underlying Themes- recurrent ideas througout a book, movie, or text.
15. Foreshadow- a hint of something that will occur
Pair Share in between Teacher Modeling and Videos
I am the decisive element
"... I am the decisive element..." (Goethe).

Read the quote written on my bulletin board . Analyze an underlined phrase within the quote. Write that phrase in quotation form and basic citation form. Using context clues, write 10 sentences in paragraph form. Describe the meaning of the phrase you chose to analyze. Then connect the meaning of the phrase to your personal life.
Ms. Judah's example MAKE YOUR OWN!!!!

The following quote
"...I am the decisive element..." means that you are in control of your destiny (Goethe). I believe the author, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, was trying to convey that a person's attitude has the ability to affect ones journey in life. Your attitude also affects the people around you.
Wednesday
September 2, 2015
Process:
Review expectations for the NOTEBOOK CHECK Thursday.

Elaborate:
Clarification and Class Discussion on Notebook Topics
Pronouns
Figurative Language Definitions and Examples
Organization of NOTES See Check list



Record and Reflect: Analyze "The Decisive Element" (Goethe).
Students will write and analyze a portion of the quote following directions listed here


NOTEBOOK CHECK Thursday (This will be counted as a quiz grade.)
September 3, 2015

Make sure your NAME, TITLE, and DATE is at the top of each page of NOTES

1. 8/31/2015 PRONOUNS
(2-3 pgs) Includes notes from text book and 2 practice exercises

2. 9/1/2015 NOTES & QUOTES
(2 pgs) Figurative Language Definitions and Quotes
**5 quotes from Maniac Magee labeled as different types of Figurative Language

3. 9/2/2015 ANALYZE
The Decisive Element Quote

AGENDA 9/2/2015
HOMEWORK
1. Finish your NOTES
2. Schedule Make-up Work
3. Organize Notebook
4. Finish your Writing Assignment
5. Study NOTES ( There may be a quiz FRIDAY) HINT! HINT!
ALL Make- up work should be turned in by Friday September 4th 2015.
Thursday
September 3rd, 2015
Process:
Notebook Checks
Pronoun Notes and Exercises
Pronoun Power Point

Elaborate:
Discussion and Practice Collaboration

Expository Reading:
Wonders Text Book

Record and Reflect:
pg 50 Essential Question


STUDENTS WERE given an additional opportunity to complete and improve their Notebook Check Quiz Grades.

Those items are due tomorrow.

Missing work should be turned in tomorrow or it will negatively impact your grade for the class.

Friday
September 4, 2015
August 31st-
September 4th

Process:

Pronoun Practice

Writing "The Decisive Element"

Notebook Checks- Finish Notebook Checks


Tuesday
September 8, 2015
Community Building Game 10 minutes

Process:
Discussion about our Capstone Project- Brainstorming Ideas
Possibilities and the Production of final written works, visual work, and/ or presentations.
storyboardthat.com


Elaborate: Showing Characterization Chart and a list of Themes.

http://www.storyboardthat.com/teacher-guide/maniac-magee-by-jerry-spinelli#anchor_figurative-language-in-maniac-magee
Inference
Visualize
Previewing
Predictions
Symbolism
Characterization
Theme
CONFLICT
PLOT MAP
http://www.storyboardthat.com/userboards/elizabethpedro/maniac-magee-character-map
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson800/Characterization.pdf
Wednesday
September 9, 2015

Process:
The Students will...

ASSIGNMENT:
1. Choose 3 Characters from the book
Maniac Magee.

2. Write 3 sentences that contain 3 character traits (adjectives).
3. Describe why you believe the Characters have these traits.
YOUR FINAL DRAFT SHOULD BE IN PARAGRAPH FORM.

ONE PARAGRAPH PER CHARACTER.
Elaborate
:
Assignment continued:
4. Then prove your thoughts with evidence by using quotations from
Maniac Magee
. These quotes must be introduced as evidence of your thoughts using transition words.
5. Use MLA format to cite your quotes.
EXAMPLE:




http://www.storyboardthat.com/userboards/elizabethpedro/maniac-magee-character-map
I believe Jeffrey Magee is naive because he does not seem to understand what social interactions mean. For example in the book,
Maniac Magee
, he is oblivious to the segregation in Two Mills and does not understand why people call themselves black and white (Spinelli). I understand this to be true because it states,
"Quote supporting evidence of your thoughts"(Spinelli ?).
Thursday
September 10, 2015

Business First:
Decisive Element Papers DUE 1st and Second Draft

Decisive Element Quotes on Note cards
Cleaning our Room
Study for Test Tomorrow: Figurative Language, Pronouns, Connotation, Essay Question on Characterization, Themes


Process:
Characterization Traits
Written portion finished

Elaborate: Brainstorm Visual Display of Setting, Characters, Themes, Timeline


AGENDA/Homework:
Decisive Element Papers DUE
1st and 2nd Drafts

TEST FRIDAY-
Figurative Language,
Pronouns, Themes, Characterization
Essay Question

All Make up Work DUE FRIDAY
Including Notebook Checks

Characterization Analysis


Fair Game Test Questions
All information from August 31st - September 10th.

Figurative Language
Pronoun Notes: Personal Pronouns,
Characterization




Decisive Element Papers
30 minutes of Class time

Quotes for Bulletin Board
Theme "Decisive Element"

We read as a class:
Maniac Magee

Character Analysis Worksheet
Student were given a worksheet to learn how to describe and analyze Character traits.



Choose 3 Characters from the book
Maniac Magee.

TITLE QUOTES AND NOTES FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE 9/1/2015
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE/ CONNOTATION definitions and examples of the following
1. Metaphor - compares 2 unlike things without using like or as
2. Simile- comparison of 2 unlike things using like or as
3. Personification- when nonliving things are given human characteristics
4. Imagery- when the writer uses adjectives that appeal to the 5 senses
5. Hyperbole- extreme exageration
6. Alliteration- repeated consonant sound at the beginning of several words
7. Onomatopoeia- words that imitate sound
8. Idiom- expression not taken literally Ex: It's a piece of cake= easy
9. Symbolism -is the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense.
Generally, it is an object representing another to give it an entirely different meaning that is much deeper and more significant.
10. Oxymoron- "Falling Up" A combination of contradictory words. Opposite words.

11. Connotation- refers to a meaning that is implied by a word apart from the explicit definition. Words carry cultural and emotional associations or meanings in addition to their literal meanings or denotations.
12. Negative/Positive Connotation examples: cheap vs.thrifty

13. Text explicit - the specific meaning of what is written in the text without personal inferences or judgement.
14. Underlying Themes- recurrent ideas througout a book, movie, or text.
15. Foreshadow- a hint of something that will occur
Themes in Maniac Magee:
Racism/Prejudice
Innocence/Naive
Acceptance of all people in Two Mills
Abandonment
Friendship
Family
Perseverance

CONFLICTS:
Enemies on both sides of the town.
He is white and living on the East End of town which proves to be a problem in Two Mills.
Inner Self Conflict Man vs Himself


Steps to efficiently acquire evidence:
1. Choose 3 Characters.
2. Describe each character with three character traits (adjectives).
3. Write these descriptions in sentence form.
4. Find a quote and properly cite it as evidence of your thoughts.

I believe Jeffrey is courageous and intelligent. I think he is intelligent because he read the book Amanda Beale gave him twice (Spinelli ? ). He is courageous and intelligent because he survived on the streets alone and homeless for over a year. The book states, " Everybody knows that Maniac Magee started out in Holidaysburg and wound up in Two Mills. The question is : What took him so long? And what did he do along the way?" and "That's why this period is known as The Lost Year" (Spinelli 8). I inferred from these quotes that he lived alone for an entire year. He is courageous because he continues to

FRIDAY TEST REVIEW
Friday
September 11, 2015
Daily Activities

1. Students will take a Test.
Language Arts Test 2


HOMEWORK:
Character Analysis Due Next week
Decisive Element Papers DUE Today
All missing work must be turned in today.
Monday
September 14, 2015
Students will:
1. Finish Character Analysis in Class (These are due at the beginning of class tomorrow.)
2. Turn in Decisive Element Papers final day.
3. All missing assignments are due today at the latest. Unless you have prior approval for an extension.
4. Group Activity:
Illustrating the setting of
Maniac Magee.
Tuesday
Septemeber 15, 2015

The Students will:
1. Process:
Pronoun Work
Informative Essay of your choosing. Define informative essay. Model informative essay.

2. Elaborate:
Excerpt of nonfiction from The Children's Crusade

3. Record:
4. Reflect:
NOTEBOOK CHECK 3 9/15/2015





1. Has a clear introduction.
2. States a focus or topic clearly, precisely, and thoughtfully.
3. Uses specific evidence from the text(s) to support and develop the topic. And the writer explains the evidence (quotes and citations).
4. A clear conclusion to clarify the writing effectively.
5. Uses precise language.
6. Shows control over grammar and Standard English Conventions.

1. It introduces a topic and develops related ideas.
2. It
includes
facts, definitions, quotations, and details to support and develop ideas.
3. It
groups
related facts, definitions, and details into paragraphs.
4. It uses precise language and content words.
5. It uses linking words to connect ideas.
6. It provides a conclusion that relates to the topic.

(Wonders Teacher's Edition Unit 2 T344)
Informative/Explanatory ESSAY- to educate people on a certain topic. It is not for giving an opinion or convincing someone to do something.
Informative/Explanatory Essay
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT :

Complete the Introductory paragraph about Jeffrey, the main character in
Maniac Magee
. The ideas of each supporting sentence are listed below. Create sentences that describe what you will be writing about. Sentences are color coded with suggestions for ideas to write about in the introductory paragraph of our Explanatory Essay.
You are only required to write 1 introductory paragraph.
You are answering the following question: Why is Jeffrey a complex character in the novel
Maniac Magee
?

1. Topic Sentence:

2. Next sentence idea: Character Traits describing Jeffrey
3. Next sentence: Explain some of the challenges he has faced/ or is facing
4. Next sentence of detail is your choice
5. Conclusion sentence restating the main idea of the essay.


Jeffrey Magee is the main character of Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli, he is a complex character who has endured many challenges throughout his life.
2. Jeffrey is a complex character because he is both courageous and naïve.
3.__________________________________________________________________
4._________________________________________________________________
5._____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

TOPIC SENTENCE
:
Wednesday September 16, 2015
The Student will:
Process:
Review/Clarify HW from Tuesday (15)

Elaborate and Record:
Pronoun Practice and Anchor Chart work (25) Groups of 5

Read Maniac Magee (40)

Elaborate:
Quotes and Notes

Notebook Check 3
Write down 5 quotes as we read the story.
Leave room on your paper so you can analyze and explain the significance of the quotes.

Record & Reflect:
Exit Ticket (10 minutes)
Summarize Maniac Magee. Please tell me what has happened in the book.


AGENDA Wed. 9/16/2015

HOME WORK
Define these terms. And describe them in your own words.

Analyze-
Summarize-
Evidence-
Symbolism-
Theme-
Sequence of Events-
Write the sequence of events in
Maniac Magee
.



QUOTES and Notes Example

QUOTE:
1. " The "before working-people time," he called it. When even those who went to work the earliest were still sleeping behind their second-story shades"(Spinelli 50).

Analysis/explanation: (written in your own words)
Jeffrey liked the early morning, before everyone awoke to begin their day.

2.

Thursday
September 16, 2015

https://homeworkchs.wikispaces.com/file/view/Quote_Essay_OutlineandSample.pdf
http://classroom.synonym.com/write-explanation-essay-2944.html
Resources:
The Daily Agenda:

Prime Time: (10)
Pronoun Practice
Discuss Homework terms Pair/Share (5)
Class Collaboration (5)

Mini-lesson: (15)
Explanatory/Expository Essay

Students Accomplish:

Process: Brainstorming in groups of 5 or 2 About our Capstone project

Elaborate:
Read Maniac Magee and complete
Quotes and Notes


Organization
WRITE IN YOUR AGENDA:
PAST DUE
(2 days overdue)
1.Decisive Element Paper
2. Character Analysis 3 paragraphs


1. Analyze-
To Study the deeper meaning of something or to examine something more closely.

2.Summarize- a.Taking pieces of the story and making a short paragraph of that story.
b. Giving a brief statement of the main points in something.
c. To shorten something and explain the plot.

3. Evidence- a. Proof to support your case. b. Using quotes, citations, and facts to support your thesis statement.

4. Thesis Statement- Topic or main idea of your written work. Your claim supported by evidence.

5. Symbolism- a. An object that represents another deeper more significant meaning
b. feelings or emotional expressions in the story.
6. Theme- an underlying message or moral of the story
7. Sequence of Events- events in an order to create a full story.
1. Background- Jeffrey was an orphan
moved in with Aunt and Uncle

Write the sequence of events in
Maniac Magee
.
Teacher Circulations and Missing Assignment Checks
The Daily Agenda:

Prime Time: (10)
Pronoun Practice
Discuss Homework terms Pair/Share (5)
Class Collaboration (5)

Mini-lesson: (15)
Explanatory/Expository Essay

Students Accomplish:

Process: Brainstorming in groups of 5 or 2

Elaborate: Notes/ Graphic Organizer/

Discussion (20)
Record: Organizing thoughts (20)
Reflect:

Questioning Strategy in the last (15) minutes. Collaborating on the process as a class and clarify
The Daily Agenda:

Prime Time: (10)
Pronoun Practice
Discuss Homework terms Pair/Share (5)
Class Collaboration (5)

Mini-lesson: (15)
Explanatory/Expository Essay

Students Accomplish:

Process: Brainstorming in groups of 5 or 2

Elaborate: Notes/ Graphic Organizer/

Discussion (20)
Record: Organizing thoughts (20)
Reflect:

Questioning Strategy in the last (15) minutes. Collaborating on the process as a class and clarify
Home Work Definitions reviewed and collaborated in Class 9/16/2015
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/literary-elements-30011.html
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/essaymap/
http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/lesson-plans/portrait-world-making-connections-30777.html
ONLINE LINK TO BOOK:
http://personal.crocodoc.com/sQovVpA?embedded=true


Pronoun Practice
Transition Words and Phrases

Research on I-Pads
Students Grouped in Pairs
Completion of Essay Map Graphic Organizer

Reading Quotes and Notes Maniac Magee

Notebook Check


Essay Topics/ Choices
5 paragraph Essay

Must have 4-5 Quotes or Facts
Works Cited

1. Character Analysis
You may write about Jeffrey, Amanda, or both Main characters.

2. Travel
If you choose the topic of Travel:
You may write about your experience but you must include 4-5 researched facts within your essay.

3. Choose a significant quote from Maniac Magee that represents Symbolism, Theme, Character Development, Foreshadowing, or plot development.
TRANSITION WORDS
https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/574/01/
Tuesday September 22, 2015
Question and Answer Relationships
http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/30777_guide.pdf

5 Paragraph Essay
Monday
September 21, 2015

How is reading like a puzzle? We are creating a puzzle with Elements of literature, plot plot development, quotations, and characters from the chapter book,
Maniac Magee
, by Jerry Spinelli.
Monday
September 28, 2015

Tuesday
September 29, 2015

Wednesday
September 30, 2015

Thursday
October 1, 2015

Friday
October 2, 2015

Common Monthly Assessments Today for Language Arts
Common Monthly Assessments for Math
Final Day to turn in your Essays.

Group Work:
Multiple Projects

How is reading like a puzzle?

Setting Map

Prezi/Technology project: Book report on Maniac Magee.
Finish Reading Maniac Magee and Creative Projects

70 minutes reading

30 minutes projects
DO NOW:
Directions for each Station (10)

Groups/Station Rotation

Station 1: Reading
Maniac Magee
Quotes and Notes- You will read round robin, take turns, for 20 minutes. You should complete 4 Chapters and record 7 quotes and notes throughout this reading challenge.

Station 2: Art Project- How is reading like a puzzle?You need to interact with the text and the existing art on the wall. If you disagree with something someone wrote or you feel it is incorrect, challenge the information… or support your thoughts and explain them with another puzzle piece. Do this with respect and use words with neutral or positive tone and connotation.

Station 3: Two Mills Setting Map
Clarify the setting using the sticky notes. Illustrate the town on another sheet(s) of paper.

Station 4: Reflection Activity: Clarifiying Misconceptions through Give One, Get One discussion with Quotes and Notes

Business
Student Mini- Conferences- Agenda Missing Work

50 minutes reading

50 minutes TEST Maniac Magee

Expeditionary Learning
http://elschools.org/leadersoftheirownlearning

http://elschools.org/sites/default/files/Assessment%20for%20Learning%20Strategies_EL_0611_3.pdf

Kelly Gallagher

http://www.kellygallagher.org/aow-archive/

WHY READ INFO GRAPHIC
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52eec360e4b0c81c80749630/t/544fb9dbe4b0bf8d82cafce4/1414511067775/Why+Read+Infographic.pdf

BENEFITS OF READING
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52eec360e4b0c81c80749630/t/55e3434ce4b0a2a7099e2dce/1440957260230/AoW+1516_03+Benefits+of+Reading.pdf

SPINOSAURUS
http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52eec360e4b0c81c80749630/t/5415de72e4b014031cff9494/1410719346787/AoW+1415_05+Dinosaur.pdf


http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php?screen=CustomizeTemplate&bank_rubric_id=8&section_id=5&
Friday
September 17, 2015

Monday 9/28/15

DO NOW: (10)
Testing Procedures and Expectations

YOU DO: CMA’s for Language Arts Paper Format Sharpened Number 2 Pencils Pass Out Answer Sheets

What if there are no CMA's ...

DO NOW: (10)
Review your TO-DO LIST
1. Works Cited Page
2. Have you properly Cited your facts within your Essay?

MINI-LESSON- (10)
Works Cited Page

Daily Activities
(45) Writing Groups
Students will be divided into finished and unfinished writing groups.

Writers/ Creative Extension
Arts and Construction Paper Collaboration: How is reading like a puzzle?
Possible Prezi Collaboration Setting and Plot Map

(5) Mini-Lesson
Model Expectations for QUOTES AND NOTES AGAIN
(40)
Reading together
Maniac Magee
I-pads
Students Write Quotes and Notes as we read. Notebook Check 4

Closure: STUDENT TO-DO LIST in Agenda Stamped out the door.


Homework:
Get Some Rest

Do Now:
Articles From Kelly Gallagher
QUOTES AND NOTES

DO NOW: (10)
Testing Procedures and Expectations

YOU DO: CMA’s for Language Arts Paper Format Sharpened Number 2 Pencils Pass Out Answer Sheets

What if there are no CMA's ...

DO NOW: (10)
Review your TO-DO LIST
1. Works Cited Page
2. Have you properly Cited your facts within your Essay?

MINI-LESSON- (10)
Works Cited Page

Daily Activities
(45) Writing Groups
Students will be divided into finished and unfinished writing groups.

Writers/ Creative Extension
Arts and Construction Paper Collaboration: How is reading like a puzzle?
Possible Prezi Collaboration Setting and Plot Map

(5) Mini-Lesson
Model Expectations for QUOTES AND NOTES AGAIN
(40)
Reading together
Maniac Magee
I-pads
Students Write Quotes and Notes as we read. Notebook Check 4

Closure: STUDENT TO-DO LIST in Agenda Stamped out the door.
CMA Testing Make up Exams
Timer
20 minute rotations per station

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Students Grade peers participation.

Student Groups are assigned.

100 minutes total
http://chnm.gmu.edu/7tah/unitdocs/unit10/lesson5/peereval.pdf
Ipads will be used to look for quotes in
Maniac Magee
.
Rules of usage with Technology:
All notebooks, water bottles, pencil pouches, etc. should be cleared from your desks.
I-Pads should remain flat on the desk.
Off Task and it will be taken ...
Zero Tolerance for Technology Misuse.
AGENDA THURSDAY OCT. 8 2015
1. FINISH PLOT MAP

2. ILLUSTRATION:
a) Draw an event from the PLOT MAP.
b) Include characters and label them.
c) Color your drawing.
d) Describe the event in 1 paragraph.
e) Include a powerful quote that supports the event.

Tuesday October 13, 2015
PRIME TIME
1. Open your Grammar Books to page 65- 66
2. Take the pretest #16- 25
http://www.dailygrammar.com/Lesson-93-Subject-Verb.htm


AGENDA HOMEWORK

1. WEDNESDAY is the FINAL DAY to turn in ALL missing WORK!!!!
2. Turn in all Illustrations by WEDNESDAY
3. STUDY FOR MANIAC MAGEE
TEST THURSDAY (37 questions)

Wednesday October 14, 2015
Prime Time:
1. Get out your grammar books.
Complete the following questions.
Pg. 65-66 #26-35
2. Review Grammar Questions (15)
Mini-lesson Notes on Simple, Compound, and Run-on sentences. pg. 74-76

3. Personal Learning Goals (20)
Reflection Question
How can you create changes in your life to become a more successful student? (10 Sentences)

How can I enhance my academic performance?
Why is your academic career important?
Set some academic and personal life goals?
How will you achieve these goals?
** This Folder will be viewed and signed by your parents. Please write 10 sentences.
Think about the following:
1. Goals
2. Study Habits
3. Active Listening/Note-taking and Note-making
4. Classroom Contribution and Engagement
5. Life Goals and Balance

AGENDA:
1. *** TURN IN ALL MISSING WORK***
2. Illustrations DUE today!!
3. STUDY FOR YOUR TEST Tomorrow!!!!!

Picture DAY SMILE!!!
Home Room!! We will stay in HR until pictures are finished :)

We will line up in alphabetical order and stay in order as we walk to the Multipurpose Area (Sanctuary)

HOME ROOM WORK
Reading Surveys for DRA
PLP Written Goals
and folder organization.

4. Study Guide Review Maniac Magee (10)
Silently finish writing the questions. If you have already finished writing the questions, begin answering them.

Group Work (25)
???
Efficiency and discussion. Delegating the workload.

5. Reflection: Metacognition (10)
Sharing study strategies on the wall.

Imperative Sentences
Grammar Notes Grammar Book pgs. 74-75
1. A simple sentence has one subject and one predicate.
2. A compound sentence contains two or more simple sentences joined by a comma and a coordinating conjunction (and, but, or) or by a semicolon.
3. A run-on sentence is two or more sentences incorrectly written as one sentence. To correct a run-on, write separate sentences or combine sentences.

BRAINSTORMING IDEAS
EXPOSITION
Jeffrey and Amanda Beale

John McNab, Cobras, Mars Bar and Friends,
The town of Two Mills.
Present Day = Time
Genre: Realistic Fiction
The Untying of Cobble's Knot
CLIMAX
MANIAC MAGEE TEST TODAY For
1/2 and 3/5 Block

Grammar Work
pg. 76 READ THE DIRECTIONS IN THE BOOK.

Student Peer Grading of Tests

3. Personal Learning Goals (20)
Reflection Question
How can you create changes in your life to become a more successful student? (10 Sentences)

How can I enhance my academic performance?
Why is your academic career important?
Set some academic and personal life goals?
How will you achieve these goals?
** This Folder will be viewed and signed by your parents. Please write 10 sentences.
Think about the following:
1. Goals
2. Study Habits
3. Active Listening/Note-taking and Note-making
4. Classroom Contribution and Engagement
5. Life Goals and Balance



Prezi Project...


Have you ever heard of Sally Ride? In 1983, Dr. Ride became the first American woman in space.
Dr. Ride has a doctorate degree in Astrophysics, a branch of Astronomy. In 1977, she saw a newspaper want ad looking for NASA mission specialists. More than 8,000 people applied for the program! Only 34 people, including Ride, were hired by NASA. She attended space training school for two years and worked on a robot arm for space shuttles.
While on her first mission aboard the space shuttle Challenger, Ride helped with experiments testing the robot arm. On this mission, the crew traveled 2.5 million miles!
In 1984, she made her second space shuttle flight. In 1986, the Challenger broke apart after take-off and Dr. Ride investigated the accident. Dr. Ride retired from NASA in 1987 after her second flight and investigation on the Challenger space shuttle.

GRAMMAR BOOK EXERCISE pg. 76 Proofreading Activity
Collaborative Class Creation
Teacher Guided Activity
Student Thoughts:
Stop talking during instruction.
Taking Notes
Active Listening
Advocate for yourself
Ask a friend to see their notes.
Focus.

MAP
Jeffrey's parents died in a trolley/train crash.
He met Amanda Beale and thought she was running away with her suitcase of books. Then he convinced her to let him borrow a book.
Maniac Magee leaves Two Mills and meets Grayson. He teaches Grayson to read and they bond as a family.
Earl Grayson dies five days after Christmas..
Maniac lives at the McNab house for awhile.

Jeffrey and Mars Bars begin to bond. Mars Bar saves Russell from the trestle
Jeffrey ran away from his Aunt and Uncle.
Jeffrey makes friends with Mars Bar and Amanda demands Jeffrey come home. He found his home and family.
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