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Warm Ups & Daily Plans

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Warm Up! What do the following have in common?
Banana
Dresser
Grammar
Potato
Revive
Uneven
Voodoo August 29, 2012 I've been drawn by the artists these days, and of old; Yet I'm seen only when all around me is cold.

For most of the time you just live and ignore me;
Then you gasp for me, stop for me, mutter below me.

You might say, in surprise, I've been taken away,
But it's true I've been with you, at least 'til today.
When I leave you, you leave too!

Who am I? August 30, 2012 Use the clues and fill in the blanks to find words with consecutive double letters. These words have 2 sets of double letters!

1. It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... B _ _ _ _ _ N
2. Body modification. T _ _ _ _ O
3. A Group of people. C _ _ _ _ _ _ _ E
---Experts Only!---
5. Kangaroos, dingos, & kookaburras! C _ _ _ E August 31, 2012 If E times ILE equals BANISH, & TE times T
equals BOOK, what does TO times IN equal?

A. BREATH
B. TEASER
C. RUTABAGA
D. POISON
E. COPPER September 4, 2012 A man wanted to get into a members only club so he hid and watched the guard at the door of the club house. The guard said a number to each member as they approached, and the member would respond with a number of their own. If the member responded with the correct number they were let in. If they responded incorrectly they were thrown out. One member came up to the door, the guard said twelve, and the member responded with six and was let in. Another member came to the door, the guard said six and the member responded with three and was let in. Believing he had heard enough, the reject went up to the guard. The guard said ten, and the reject said five, but was not let in. What should the reject have said? September 5, 2012 If I were to bleed from a wound or two,
You'd note in amazement, my blood is blue.
I'm found as a fossil in ancient stone,
Yet living today, I'm almost a clone.
My eyes will adjust a great many fold,
To see by the moonlight, who I can hold.
If I could tell my mate, I would say it is true,
These wonderful eyes are only for you.
I'm one of the last to die from pollution,
A living exception to evolution. September 6, 2012 Think back to "The Elevator" - remember how the ending left us all wondering what happened next?

Now we get to find out!
Write a 2 paragraph (6-10 sentences) alternate ending to the story. This will be turned in, so begin on a new page in your spiral. Music is allowed, talking is not :) September 7, 2012 September 10, 2012 How would you describe your character?

Imagine you were writing a book about yourself, what would the book be called? What would it be about?

My book would be called "Adventures of a Teacher" and it would be about my life as a really mean teacher who tries to be fun, but her class is so loud she loses her mind and turns evil. September 11, 2012 What do you know about September 11th? Most of you were only 2 or 3 during this tragedy; what do you remember? What do you want to know more about?

Please take this seriously. Many innocent lives were lost, and it is important to be respectful. September 12, 2012 What do you think will be different about the world in 50 years? What do you WANT to see change? What do you WANT to see stay the same? September 13, 2012 What is the conflict in your story? How will your character resolve it? If you don't have one yet, brainstorm some ideas. September 14, 2012 LIBRARY DAY FINALLY!!

What type of book do you want to read? What genre? If you are already reading a book, what is that book about?
If you don't know anything, tell me about a book you have read in the past that you liked or disliked and why. September 17, 2012 Choose the correct word.

1. Are (there, their, they're) any cupcakes left?
2. You need to bring (you're, your) lunch today.
3. I have (there, their, they're) PTA money in my car!
4. (You're, Your) shoes are untied.
5. He said (you're, your) very funny.
6. I don't think (there, their, they're) going to the football game. September 18, 2012 Respond to the following with True or False, and give a sentence explaining your reasoning. You do NOT have to write the statements.

1. Racism and prejudice are not problems today in
America.
2. Every decision we make has a consequence.
3. When on trial, a person is always considered
guilty until proven innocent.
4. Monsters are not real. They are imaginary
creatures.
5. Peer pressure is always a negative or bad thing.
6. People are sometimes discriminated against
because of their age.
7. Only guilty people go to jail.
8. Novels can only be told in narrative form.
9. People who commit crimes come from bad
neighborhoods and bad families or they have some
sort of mental illness.
10. Writing in a journal is a good way to express
feelings. 1. Think of a number between 1 & 10
2. Multiply by 2
3. Add 10
4. Divide by 2
5. Substract the original number

Do NOT tell me your answers! September 19, 2012 September 20, 2012 1. He visits his parents at least once every few weeks.

2. Sleeping on this old mattress is hurting my back.

3. A young boy played several songs on the piano during the party.

4. One of the best musicians at our school is playing guitar in this band.

5. Before the morning rush hour, several snow plows quickly cleared snow from the streets. For the following sentences, identify the subject, verb, and object.
Subject & object are always nouns. Yoda Speak answers:
This burrito is rotten.
Rotten, this burrito is.
You shall go on a great quest.
On a great quest, you shall go.
You must shoot the basketball into the hoop.
Basketball, you must shoot into the hoop.
You will burn your hands if you touch that oven.
Hands you will burn if you touch that oven.
This keyboard is hurting my fingers.
Fingers this keyboard is hurting.
I think it's going to rain.
Rain I think it is going to.
Your father is Darth Vader.
Darth Vader your father is.
My hampster is a Jedi Knight.
A Jedi Knight, my hampster is.
If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
Horses, if wishes were, beggars would ride.
Horses, beggars would ride, if wishes were.
It's raining cats and dogs outside.
Cats and dogs it is raining outside.
You shall not take out your light saber in anger.
Light saber, you shall not take out in anger. September 21, 2012 What does freedom mean to you?
1 paragraph please! September 24, 2012 What is your initial reaction to Steve from our novel MONSTER; guilty or innocent? Explain your answer. September 25, 2012 Each table group should have one Idiom book; as a group, choose an Idiom, explain its meaning, give a brief summary of its origin, and come up with 3 more sentences it can be used in. EACH person will write this information in their spirals! When everyone is finished, we will share. Choose a speaker. September 26, 2012 Do you think the justice system in America is fair? Why or why not? September 27, 2012 For each, sentence, find and underline the verb. Yes, you need to write the sentences! 1. Britney Spears is a judge on The X Factor this year.

2. She is running a marathon on Saturday.

3. You are wearing my shoes!

4. Before I could stop myself, I slipped down the stairs.

5. This coffee is too hot! September 28, 2012 What did you find most beneficial about our book reports? What was the biggest challenge? What type of book report would you like to do in the future? Any suggestions to add to my list? Happy Monday 2nd/3rd Period!
You have new seats. Line up along the computers and do NOT talk :)
Don't even get your spirals yet. Happy October 1, 2012! Define the following prefixes:
re-
pro-
non-
inter-
syn- October 3, 2012 What do you think of Steve's character? How do we know what kind of person he is, or how can we infer what kind of person he is?
If you wrote about this yesterday, this should be very easy to answer. October 4, 2012 Is 16 too young to go to prison or to be tried as an adult?
Why or why not? October 5, 2012 1. What questions do you still have about MONSTER?

2. What did you like about
this book?

3. What did you dislike about
this book? October 9, 2012 What is a "natural disaster"? What is ONE example of one that has happened within YOUR lifetime? Be specific. Please use your technology to look up events within the last 13-14 years. Objectives: 1. Turn in MONSTER literary elements
2. As you read "The Spider Man Behind Spider-Man" (pg. 892), think of the text features included.
3. Create the chart given on #4 (pg. 897). Use my notebook paper, NOT your spiral.
4. With your groups, fill in the chart.
5. Discuss author's purpose
6. Edmodo assignment - individual work! Goal: Students will demonstrate understanding of author's purpose. October 10, 2012 Create a funny caption
for this picture! Captions help the reader
understand a picture. They can express speech, or simply be a written statement. Objective: 1. Draw a Cause & Effect thinking map using construction paper; make them look nice, use markers if needed!
2. Using nytimes.com, find an interesting news story.
3. In the center of your C&E map, write the event - (i.e. September 11th, Hurricane Katrina)
4. Find at least 3 causes and at least 3 effects your event had on the world/America/you/etc.
5. Read when you are finished. October 11, 2012 YOU DO NOT NEED YOUR SPIRAL 1. Get a few sheets of notebook paper from the table.
2. Grab a test booklet.
3. You may NOT begin until I tell you to!
4. Sit down, slide your desk slightly apart, zip your lips, & get ready to test!
5. When you finish, log on to FreeRice.com, read, listen to music- NOTHING ELSE!
Talking = A zero on your test :( Other directions are
here October 12, 2012 If you were a script writer for movies and you were asked to write a horror film, what would it be called?
What would the movie be about? Include setting, the time period it would take place in, and who the protagonist/antagonist would be! October 15, 2012 Get your spiral, get in your seat, and get ready for your warm-up quiz. If you are up and talking when the bell rings, you will loose 20 points off your quiz! Quiz: 1. What is your name?
2. What did you write on October 10th for our warm up?
3. Based on your answer for October 3rd, what question did I ask?
4. Copy down the entire warm up answers your wrrote from September 27th.
5. What was your answer on September 21st?

When you are finshed, begin SSR. Nothing else! objective: 1. Evaluate your peers' Monster Test based on the rubric you each have.
2. Remember, I will be checking these as well - don't give points away based on friendships; that will only hurt your grade.
3. If this doesn't take you a long time, you did it wrong :)
4. Finished? Do not distract. Read. Play on your phone. Just stay quiet! October 16, 2012 What are some key features of writing to persuade? What types of things to writers use to persuade an audience? Think of commercials, movie trailers, political ads, etc. Objective: 1. Create an ad convincing me to buy a Natural Disaster Survial Kit.
2. Be sure your ad includes the following:
What does your kit include?
Why should I buy it?
What types of disasters does it help me survive?
Pictures
A slogan - example: A diamond is forever, DeBeers jewelry.
A written description of the product - this should be about a paragraph long! 3. When you are done get ready to present 4. We have a quiz next :) Why is it important to be able to compare and contrast two pieces of text (i.e. a novel, a short story, a biography, a magazine article, etc.)? Give a reason other than, "Because of the STAAR" test. That is not why! October 17, 2012 Objective: 1. Open LIT books to page 412
2. As you read, pay close attention to vocabulary words.
3. You may have an open note quiz over them... like tomorrow :)
4. Earthquake Documentary October 19, 2012 What are 3-5 resources you have when writing a research paper? Why is it important to have and to use multiple resources? October 22, 2012 Use your technology to
define the following:
endeavor
audacious
fallacy
prodigy
succumb October 24, 2012 "Show don't Tell!" Write one paragraph (at least 5 sentences) describing someone who is sad WITHOUT using the word "sad" at ALL!
Try describing what sad looks like and feels like. We are far beyond the point of saying "He was sad," in our writing.
Done with sad? Now try one for happy. There is no talking during this warm up.
You have 10 minutes. Objective: Turn diagrams into comparative essay
Intro: "The Story of an Eyewitness" and "Leaving Desire" are two different stories about two separate tragedies; however, they contain many similarities.
1st Body: One differnece is...
2nd Body: Despite this difference they both...
3rd Body: Both are important because...
Conclusion: Say something about tragedies; how do they effect different people? How did it change these two people's lives? What do these similarities tell you about human nature?
Must use text evidence
1 partner
1 page front and back October 25, 2012 Caption this!
Write a funny caption for this pug. October 29, 2012 What does the expression "A picture is worth a thousand words" mean to you? Give an example of a picture you own that brings this expression to your mind. October 30, 2012 Use your technology as a group to answer the following questions (EACH PERSON MUST WRITE THE ANSWERS IN THEIR SPIRAL!):
1. Who is Shel Silverstein?
2. Is he still alive?
If so, how old is he?
3. What are some of his most famous works? October 31, 2012 Answer one, two, or all three of the following questions:
1. What is your favorite candy of all time and why?
2. What are you dressing up as for Halloween this year?
3. What is your favorite scary movie and why? Happy November 1! INTEGRITY
1. What does it mean?
2. Has your integrity ever been tested?
3. Why is integrity important? November 2, 2012 What does "dangerous" mean to you?
What is the most dangerous thing you've ever done? If nothing, what is something dangerous you think you would do in the future? Skydiving? Bungee jumping? November 5, 2012 In groups, use your technology to answer this question:
How are names for hurricanes chosen? http://abcnews.go.com/US/pets-lost-found-sandys-wake/story?id=17616868 November 6, 2012 What is empathy? How is it different from sympathy? Give examples of each; they do not have to be personal stories. November 7, 2012 What does it mean to
"care about events outside your world"? Does that just mean events in other countries, cities, states? What else does it mean?
KEEP YOUR SPIRALS OUT November 8, 2012 Do you think the voting age should be lowered?
Why or why not? November 9, 2012 What does gullible mean?
Who is the most gullible person you know? List three or more things you know about Nazi Germany.

Having trouble? Here are some suggested questions to drive your thought:
1. When were the Nazi's in power?
2. Who was their leader?
3. What did they do during their time in power? November 12, 2012 Warm-up Quiz.
Start a NEW sheet of paper in your spiral.
Write your name on it!

Do not talk after the bell. You will lose 10 points automatically.
I will post the questions when everyone is ready. Warm up Quiz 11/12/12 1. What were your answers on October 30? There were 3 questions.
2. What words did I ask you to define on October 22? There were 5 words.
3. What did you define on October 1?
4. What did I ask you about on October 9? Hint: You had to name a specific events.
5. What three answers did you write on October 5?
What did you write on the following days:
6. October 12?
7. October 16?
8. October 19?
9. Wy do I give warm ups? Why do they matte?
10. What is your first and last name? November 13, 2012 Free write!
Please write for 5 minutes about anything you want - how you're feeling today, what you did over the week end, what you plan to do for Thanksgiving; it can be random and it doesn't even have to be gramtically correct!
Do NOT talk. Talking = detention for not following directions. You cannot have a strong relationship with someone who does not share your beliefs. Regardless of your personal opinion, you must take the side you are assigned. Think of as many arguments for or against the statement as possible with your team, choose a representative, then get ready to debate! You have about 20 minutes to prepare notes. November 14, 2012 Define the following:
Simile
Metaphor
Homophone
Homograph With your table groups, discuss the following: 1. What is a superstition?
2. What are some common superstitions you have heard of?
3. Do you have any superstitions or uncommon traditions/habits/rituals?
4. Do you know anyone who is extremely superstitous?

Be prepared to share! November 15, 2012 Scan the QR codes or use a dictionary to define key words from our novel
"The Wave"!
New school or old school, it's up to you!
perpetual, excruciating, reprimand, dexterity, zealous, naive, charisma, lackadaisical, nimble. November 16, 2012 Answer one, two or all three of the following:
1. What are you most thankful for?
2. What are you doing for Thanksgiving?
3. What is your favorite Thanksgiving day food? November 26, 2012 What was your favorite part of Thanksgiving break besides not being in school?
Only 4 weeks til Christmas break! November 27, 2012 What is your opinion on this statement:
Animals are less important than humans. November 29, 2012 How do zoos connect us to nature?
How do they give us a false representation of it? November 30, 2012 Free write!
Today, take 10 minutes to write about whatever is on your mind.
Maybe you are really sick of this class, maybe you are ready for another break, maybe you just need to write down something totally random...
It's up to you! In your groups, discuss the following questions: 1. Everyone has an opinion, but are all opinions informed?
2. When does having an informed opinion matter?
3. In many political arguments, I have heard the statement, "Well, you have your facts and I have mine," what's wrong with that statement?
4. Can we have differing opinions and still get along?
5. Can we be friends with people who hold different opinions?
6. Is it okay to change your opinion after hearing someone else's? Discussion questions: 1. Should the wild stay wild?
2. What are the good and bad things about zoos? Come up with at least 3 good things and at least 3 bad things.
Submit answers on todaysmeet.com/msmiller With your groups: Read "Zoos Connect us to the Natural World" on pg. 994 Individually: What is the biggest argument you have ever had? Was it with a friend, a family member, a teacher, who? Looking back on the argument, has your opinion changed? December 3, 2012 What is the purpose of political ads & commercials? What are some common features they typically share? How have political campaigns changed in the last 50 years? December 4, 2012 What is your favorite sport to play?

What is your favorite sport to watch?

Least favorites? December 5, 2012 QR Vocabulary matching;
in table groups, match the words to the definition; when words are correctly matched, the QR code will scan with the response "Correct!" December 6, 2012 In your table groups: Read "The Weak Shall Inherit the Gym" on pg. 1008 of your literature books.

Answer questions 2, 3, 4 & 5 on pg. 1011

When everyone is finished,
we will read more of The Wave! In your table groups; 1. Make a T chart
2. On one side, list 5 games/sports your group considers worth playing
3. On the other, list 5 games/sports your group feels are not worth playing
4. Discuss the reasons; are they not worth the time, money, risk?
5. Share with the class December 7, 2012 Free Write:
5 minutes! The City of Millerland, where each of you live, is making some major changes. You have been given a chance to fight against one of two new laws I am considering passing. Choose a new law to argue against in an attempt to persude the other side that your law will be worse for everyone if it passes.

THE SIDES: 1. All schools will wear uniforms. (You would rather see the driving age change)
2. The driving age will be changed to 18. (You would rather wear a uniform) Consider which of these you think has multiple arguments that can easily be made...
Your representative must have an opening speech that includes an appeal to emotions, a scare tactic, a celebrity endorser, a rhetorial question, and a slogan; approach it as if it were a campaign. December 10, 2012 Who? Tinkerbell
Where? The classroom
When? Her first day here

Now you tell me what & why! In 2 paragraphs, tell a story from Tinkerbell's point of view, describing what her thoughts may have been the first day she was in the class with us.
This should be done WITHOUT talking. December 12, 2012 Turn in TV Commercial homework - quickly!
Warm Up: What did you like about The Wave? Dislike?
Get ready for SSR Pre AP Test Directions: Numbers 1-9; answer ALL
Numbers 10-15; choose THREE
Numbers 16-20; choose FOUR
Do not waste time looking for answers in the book. You know it, or you don't.
When you finish, SILENTLY begin working on your book report. Talking = 20 pts off your test! December 14, 2012 Warm up: Free write SILENTLY for 5 minutes
Turn in any HW
SSR
Scrabble or Free Rice
Library! December 17, 2012 Review: Briefly define the following persuasive techniques; Bandwagon, Slogan, Testimonial, Ethos, Logos, Pathos. December 18, 2012 Warm Up QUIZ! I have a handout for you - get your journals and get ready; don't talk!! What do you know about Shakespeare?
What have you read by Shakespeare?
Was it easy or difficult? Why?
Why do so many people find Shakespeare difficult? With your groups, discuss the following: We don't know everything about Shakespeare because he was born so long ago, so, how do TV stations like The History Channel, convince us that they know the most about him? What persuasive techniques are used? December 19, 2012 Find one person in the classroom that you DO NOT sit with and tell them one tip on writing a persuasive essay, then tell them which essay option you are choosing and why. If you don't know yet, tell them why you haven't decided. December 20, 2012 December 21, 2012 SILENT FREE WRITE OR ELSE NOOOOO
FUN STUFF TODAY!!!!!!!!!
I'M VERY SERIOUS! January 7, 2013 What was your favorite part of the break besides not being at school? Least favorite part? January 8, 2013 Find someone in the classroom you do not usually sit with and tell them one thing you remember about how to write a persuasive essay. When you have done that, please sit in your seat and write down their tip into your spiral! January 9, 2013 Why did the chicken cross the road?
Really, that's your warm up! It will make sense later. January 10, 2013 SSR for 15 minutes!
Do not talk. You may not go in the hall.
I know you can do it! We will have silent class if you can't... January 14, 2013 1. Write "SSR" in your spiral
2. Get your book or borrow one from me; sit in YOUR seat and begin SSR - 20 minutes!
3. You may not go in the hall today January 15, 2013 What do you like most about snow?
What do you dislike most about snow?
If school had been cancelled, what did you plan on doing today? Take a few minutes to punch your scantron answers into Eduphoria! Your exams have been graded already, but this will help me track of which questions were the most missed so that we can spend time going back over those concepts!
pdas.lisd.net/Aware/onlinetesting January 22, 2013 Read the following poem
and decide on the theme.
"I don’t like poachers and animal harmer's
Like Japanese whalers and fox shooting farmers
I don’t like people who waste and litter
Bully and hurt or speak very bitter
I don’t like people who hurt plants and trees
Who just don’t care and do as they please
I don’t war and bullets of lead
And not much more than I've already said." January 23, 2013 Define "symbol" and answer this question: Why would it be inaccurate to say that a flower is a symbol of "plants"? January 24, 2013 Make notes in your spiral of how the protagonist (Ronald Adams) changes from the beginning to the end. Focus on his character traits early on, track how he changes and why he changes. As we read The Hitchhiker... Think back to "The Hitchhiker". How was Ronald Adams always trying to make sense of his reality? Find evidence of this in the text. January 25, 2013 1. Create a graphic organizer of your choosing to compare and contrast "The Hitchhiker" with "The Elevator" and "A Tell-Tale Heart" - You need 5 differences and 3 similarities for each story.
2. Find 5 examples of foreshadowing in "The Hitchhiker" . List them as DIRECT quotes with page numbers. With your groups... 1. Complete the questions over "The Hitchhiker"

2. On a separate sheet of notebook paper, create a Venn Diagram to compare "The Hitchhiker" to either "The Elevator" or "A Tell-Tale Heart"
USE TEXT EVIDENCE & Staple this sheet to your questions! Individually... 1. Define "Symbol"
2. Define "Theme"
3. Define "Allegory"
4. Give an example of all three.
5. In your LIT book, read "My Mother Pieced Quilts" on page 502-504. What can the quilt symbolize?
6. Reread lines 31-37. What parts of life do the fabrics in the quilt symbolize?
7. What is a possible theme of the poem?
8. What does the speaker mean when she says "the quilts sing on,"?
9. Symbols can be inherited or.... ?
10. Why are flowers NOT a symbol for "plants"?
11. What is your first & last name? OPEN NOTE QUIZ January 28, 2013 Get a clean sheet of paper. Sit in your seat. Do NOT talk. You are taking a quiz today! It is open note, so have your spiral out. Would you expect “courting” (dating) in the 1500s to be the same as dating today?
What about in the 1950s?
Would you expect male and female roles in the process to be the same? January 29, 2013 In your groups... 1. Translate each sentence into modern English using the internet and the Taming of the Shrew books to find word meanings.
2. Then, rewrite your paragraph into the type of speech given on the back of your paper.
3. Share with the class!
4. On a notecard, write what you think the theme of this monologue is.
5. If you are not particiapting in a group you will work alone on the entire speech & perform both versions for the class. What is 'suspense'? What moments of your life have you felt were the most 'suspenseful'? January 31, 2013 Gates test!
1. Find your scatron on the back table. Make sure it is the one labeled "Reading - VOCABULARY"; we will start with that section.
2. Put your phone away. If I see it, it's going to the office.
3. Have a book to read when you
are finished. February 4, 2013 Your warm up today is SSR!
20 minutes - NO talking
If you did not finish your Gates test or did not start it, please come see me and you will need to take it in the hall! February 5, 2013 1. United States Holocaust Museum: www.ushmm.org/
2. Click on 'Education'; 'For Students'
3. Select a topic to research
4. Create a 5-7 minute presentation (using any type of online presentation tool) over your topic to teach the class; use more than just ushmm.com; cite your sources!
5. Include pictures & videos if possible
6. Each person must speak! Make sure you equally divide the work.
7. We will present TOMORROW! You WILL take notes for a grade over your peers' presentations! Today YOU'RE the teacher! February 13, 2013 Today we are taking a grammar quiz.

As soon as you get your quiz PUT YOUR NAME ON IT & begin.

When you are finished, bring it to ME, do NOT put it in the box, and you may begin SSR! 1. Where did Valentine's Day originate?
Use your iPad to find answer!
2. What do you like/dislike about Valentine's day?
3. If ANYONE could be your Valentine, who would it be and why?
I'll share mine! February 14, 2013 Use your iPad, Smart Phone, or a MacAir to find the following:
1. When did Anne Frank die?
2. How did she die?
3. What is "typhus"? Define it.
4. Is Miep Gies still alive today?
5. Find 4-5 interesting facts about Anne Frank that have not been disclosed in her diary. February 15, 2013 Where is the scariest place you can imagine being trapped?
Anne Frank was "trapped" in a fairly comfortable space; there was room
to stand and move, but what made her situation so scary? February 19, 2013 Choose a butterfly from the stacks on the back table & read the poem I have attatched to Edmodo with your groups!
I will explain everything in just a moment, so PLEASE do not do anthing with the butterfly yet! February 20, 2013 Find one person in the room you do NOT usually sit with
and tell them who you are considering using for your fairytale character or for your celebrity, or both if you already know who you want!
Type yours AND theirs into your notes for today's warm up! February 21, 2013 February 22, 2013 Write a caption for this picture! As we near the 5th six weeks, what classes are you struggling the most in? What projects or assignments do you feel stressed or nervous about? Have you thought about the STAAR test? February 25, 2013 In your groups... Create a grammar lesson around your given topic. Imagine the class is learning the concept for the first time; this means your lesson will need to be thorough. Include examples, practice problems, videos where possible, and a 5 question quiz to ensure the class grasped your concept. Make sure the quiz is challenging! You have until the end of today to fully prepare your lesson - do NOT waste time! Handel has been killed and Beethoven is on the case. He has interviewed the four suspects and their statements are shown below. Each suspect has said two sentences. One sentence of each suspect is a lie and one sentence is the truth. Help Beethoven figure out who the killer is.

Joplin: I did not kill Handel. Either Grieg is the killer or none of us is.
Grieg: I did not kill Handel. Gershwin is the killer.
Strauss: I did not kill Handel. Grieg is lying when he says Gershwin is the killer.
Gershwin: I did not kill Handel. If Joplin did not kill him, then Grieg did. February 26, 2013 Find one person in the class you do NOT usually sit with and tell them one thing you like about writing the Fairytale Tabloid, and one thing you have disliked. Record your answer and their answer for your warm up. February 27, 2013 Last six weeks I could have improved my grades by...
Next six weeks I will try to... OR
I couldn't have done anything to improve my grades because... February 28, 2013 1. The ________ Church can be BEST IN PRAYER.
2. The school bully gave his victim NINE THUMPS as a _________.
3. Someone with BAD CREDIT can still manage to pay with a __________.
4. If you missed it last time, keep waiting, for __________ SHALL YET COME!
5. Perhaps because ___________ could be a NICE SILKY WOMAN, a president fell for her! Rearrange the CAPITAL letters to create a new word that belongs in the blank. There is an example on the board! Happy March 1! Fill in the sentence below so that the first two words combine to make the third word. For example, given "The prime minister ____ the meeting, even though the ____ was technically the ____ official," you would fill in RAN, KING, and RANKING.

If there is not enough light to ____, ____ ________ the lamp
(First two words form the third word) March 4, 2013 Below are incomplete words. Place two letters in each bracket so that you can complete the word on the left and begin the word on the right.

Perfu (--) rge
Barb (--) itor
Again (--) ain
Sta (--) sture
Giraf (--) deral
Featu (--) medy March 5, 2013 From the following 10 letters see if you can make first a one-letter word, then a two-letter word, then a three-letter word, and on up to a 10 letter word: March 6, 2013 SSIMTEODTH Each group of words has one four letter prefix that fits in front of them to form another word or phrase. Can you figure out which word it is for each group?
1. Nail, man, out, ten
2. Sick, work, room, plate
3. Do, up, shift, believe
4. Range, shot, horn, bow
5. Back, baked, way, hour
6. Dress, band, ache, rest
7. Chair, jump, light, rise
8. Note, print, ball, step
9. Arm, fly, works, sale March 7, 2013 Add a different set of three letters to each of the following words to create a list of new words. The three-letter additions all have something in common. What are the new words, and how are the three-letter additions related?

EASE
GIN
HEM
ICE
ON
OPUS
RILE
TIC March 8, 2013 A potato's key tool, I have all the power.
I am generally used on the half or full hour.
If my cells were deceased or lost or the such,
My partner would only respond to your touch.

What am I? March 19, 2013 March 18, 2013 What was your favorite thing you did over Spring Break?
Least favorite?
Share with your table groups after you type your answer into your warm ups.


Make your own sentence corrections!
Type out a paragraph (MUST BE AT LEAST 8 SENTENCES!) in your notes making sure to make mistakes on purpose. Then, trade with someone at your table and correct each other's paragraphs by retyping them (yes, retype the whole thing) correctly.
You have 10 minutes to come up with a paragraph and 5 minutes to correct them! March 20, 2013 March 28, 2013 Take 5 minutes to write about whatever is on your mind.
Then, title a new section in your notes as "Inferencing" Free Write! Using a combination of 2-3 letters and/or numbers to sound out the answers, can you solve the clues?

EXAMPLE: Not difficult - EZ (Easy)
1. Unoccupied
2. To do better than others
3. Defeated
4. A number (only letters)
5. A sport
6. Freezing March 21, 2013 Make your own sentence corrections!
Type out a paragraph about what Tinkerbell would do if she had a job.
(MUST BE AT LEAST 10 SENTENCES!)
Make sure to make mistakes on purpose. Then, trade with someone at your table and correct each other's paragraphs by retyping them (yes, retype the whole thing) correctly.
You have 10 minutes to come up with a paragraph and 5 minutes to correct them! March 25, 2013 1. A practitioner of medicine + spicy hot pod like fruit that grows on plants.
2. Dried and powdered rhizome used as spice + another name for beer.
3. Underground portion of a plant + another name for ale.
4. A natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass and a height greater than that of a hill + water droplets condensed from the air.
5. A powder made from cacao seeds + tropical African evergreen plant having reddish fragrant nutlike seeds. Can you guess the names of the popular drinks being decribed below? March 26, 2013 Define the following types of poems & add them to the notes we started before Spring Break! You do NOT have to provide examples! Elegy
Epic Poem
Free Verse
Lyric
Sonnet March 27, 2013 April 1, 2013 Put away your iPad.
Do not talk.
I will hand out your poetry test as soon as everyone is seated and quiet. STAAR Review 1. Decide how to divide up the work; each person MUST have a term they are responsible for.
2. You must provide a definition, an example, an explanation of how this term can be helpful on the STAAR, and a quiz at the end that includes at least 1 question per term you were given!
3. Use any presentation tool you'd like!
4. You will grade each team on Edmodo based on the quality of their
presentation! April 4, 2013 Go to freerice.com
You will play for 10 minutes, then we will begin SSR!
This IS your warm up, it is not optional. On Edmodo OR paper,
Write a sonnet that conveys a specific mood and tone. You have 25 minutes to complete this! If you finish early, please begin SSR. April 8, 2013 Read “I Saw Old General at Bay,”
pg. 757 & answer questions Choose one poem by one of the poets you researched and, in one paragraph, explain its mood, including why you believe that to be the mood with text evidence Choose TWO of the poets you noted from the movie on Thursday and Friday. Write a 3-4 (EACH) paragraph research essay about their lives and work. Include pictures and samples of their famous works. Pre AP Regular ALL

Can you figure out which well known oxymorons these are?
Example: Initial facsimile = original copy

1) solitary option
2) approximately precise
3) trivial calamity
4) accurate approximation
5) authentic duplication April 9, 2013 April 15, 2013 Download the following apps:
Knowledge Trainer: Warm Up Edition
Chain of Thought
Fit Brains
Play on your favorite one for 10-15 minutes! April 16, 2013 Today your warm up is SSR! We need majority of the class to do an activity :)
Please begin reading AS SOON AS the bell rings! April 17, 2013 Play on freerice.com for the next 10-15 minutes in the Grammar practice only! April 18, 2013 Go to www.blogger.com and play around! This is a Google site that allows you to make your own blog. We will start using this for short writing prompts & essays - so get familiar with it! April 19, 2013 1. Find at least 8 words from Chinese Cinderella that you have highlighted & define them. If you don't have at least 8, then describe 3 of the characters in detail.
2. Explain in just a sentence or two why it is important to understand the meaning of unfamiliar words when reading.
3. Done? Work on
your blog! April 22, 2013 HAPPY EARTH DAY! In honor of Earth Day, please go to your blog - explain, in one paragraph, something you love about Earth! Please try to focus your choice on nature: the sunset, the ocean, animals, mountains, etc. When you finish,
begin SSR! April 23, 2013 If you could travel back in time to any time period, what era, century, year, day, would you travel to and where would you go? Stay in America? Go to France? Japan? Austrailia? Why? April 26, 2013 The ship you have been living on crashes and you are stranded on an island. The island has everything you need for basic survival, including fresh water, food, and shelter. You can only keep THREE things from your ship - those three things would be...
Answer on your blog! Try to
include pictures. If you were a tour guide, what part of the world would you most want to give tours of and why? Post to your blog and include a picture! April 30, 2013
1.The total entity of substances which exhibit a reflection of light particles in awesome profusion are not necessarily composed of a soft, yellow metallic substance.

2. A couple offers possibility of camaraderie, while trebly aggregates often have the appearances of a multitude.

3. A member of the class of Aves that energizes rapidly from a state of nocturnal hibernation is able to seize by force or stratagem the lumbrious terristris.

4. Homosapiens who inhabit abodes composed of pellucid substances containing silicon materials should be prudent of casting hard cobbles. May 1, 2013 Each group of words below is a commonly known phrase. Try to guess what that phrase is. Respond to the following prompt on your blog - please be sure responses are least two paragraphs long and include a picture:
You have just woken up from a nap to find yourself living in the year 1970. Who is the president? What are you wearing? What song is on the radio? Describe 5 things you do throughout the day. Yes, you will have to do some research to accurately
respond to this! May 2, 2013 Free Write on your blog for 5 minutes WITHOUT talking.
Everytime someone talks, I will add more time to your writing, which means you will have less time to work on your websites. May 3, 2013 May 7, 2013 ON YOUR BLOG
Write about one of your favorite memories with family, friends,
or with both. OR...
Write about a family vacation that either went wrong or turned out better than
you expected.
Finished? SSR! 1. At least 5 questions you have about Chinese Cinderella. Questions can be about anything: characters, events, past chapters, the time period, etc.
THEN
2. At least 7 vocabulary words you have not yet defined; 10 words at most.
THEN
3. Trade your cards with another table.
4. Stack cards in the center of your table and choose cards. If you cannot answer the question you choose, put it on the bottom and choose again.
Everyone will participate! On a seperate card for each item, May 8, 2013 The clues below lead to two words
or phrases that are the phonetic reverse of each other. When you answer the first clue and flip the syllables, you get the second answer. (Phonetic only, not letters.)Using the clues below, please find the words/phrases in question.

Example: Impertinent * Teetertotter
Answer: Saucy/Seesaw

1. Fundamental * Where the doctor works on a naval ship
2. Government assistance for the poor * Goodbye
3. Worst possible Test Score * Optimistic
4. Relevant * What Jesus was born in
5. Sofa * Cups, saucers, bowl, etc.
(2 words) May 9, 2013 Clear your desk of everything but your iPad and, if you have it, a book. May 14, 2013 1. When the bell rings, your phone should be completely put away and you should be in YOUR seat.
2. On your blog, write two paragraphs discussing two to three ways you believe American culture has impacted the world.
3. Begin SSR On your blog, discuss your thoughts on the increased use of technology at school. Are you overwhelmed by projects or do you like it better this way? Do you prefer to be taught, then tested? What is your vision for the perfect education? sarah is cool May 15, 2013 May 16, 2013 List 3 things you'd like to debate about today.
Either relate them to Chinese Cinderella
or a past culture vs. a modern culture. On your blog, discuss what you did for Memorial Day. What is Memorial Day? Why is it important to recognize this holiday? May 28, 2013 What do these groups of words have in common?
1. Man true, hairy
2. Son nick, yard rich
3. Son will, row wood
4. Grant, us list you
5. More fill, lard mill
6. Ding hard, wren war May 29, 2013
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