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8th ELA Spainhower-6th Period

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Instructor
Leslie Spainhower
Department
Language Arts

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Weekly Agenda 2/20-23

Tuesday/Wednesday, 2/20-21
1. Work on Dialectic Journal
2. Start Found Poem
3. No Red Ink
 
HW: DJ due next class
MOT permission slip is late. Turn it in!
 
Thursday/Friday, 2/22-23
1. Review IAB results
2. Finish Found Poem (due today)
3. Review MOT expectations
 
HW: MOT Monday: be on time. bring a lunch
 

Weekly Agenda 2/12-16

Monday, 2/12
1. Journal #5
2. Work on DJ
 
HW:
- MOT permission slip ASAP
- Bring headphones or earbuds next class
 
Tues/Wed, 2/13-14
1. IAB (practice SBAC)
2. Work on DJ (Due end of next week)
 
HW: MOT permission slip
 
Thursday, 2/15
Career Day

Weekly Agenda 2/6-9

Tuesday/ Wednesday, 2/6-7
1. Museum of Tolerance Permission Slip and expectations
2. Comma Use Ted Ed video
3. No Red Ink Diagnostic
4. Finish AF postcards
 
HW: return signed permission slip
 
Thursday/Friday, 2/8-9
1. DJ#5 (Read and write)
2. No Red Ink practice (30 mins)
3. Decorate journal cover
4. Start DJ #6 (if time)
 
HW: Permission slip

Weekly Agenda 1/29-2/2

Monday, 1/29
1. Power of Words (Journal #4)
2. Discuss MOT Foci
3. Check Dialectic Journal - discuss, check for understanding
 
HW: Freedom Writers response due next class
 
Tues/Wed, 1/30-31
1. Freedom Writers Self Assessment and/or Revision
2. DJ #3 (Read and write)
 
HW; Read pages 27-40 for DJ #4
 
Thurs/Fri, 2/1-1 (end of Q2)
1. DJ #4 - write in journals
2. Anne Frank Postcards
 
HW: none
 
NOTES:
- 6th Period Only - Narrative Rewrites due Monday, 1/29
- Honors Only - Honors Reading Challenge due Friday, 2/2. One paragraph summary of each book, handwritten or printed, and signed by parent.

Weekly Agenda 1/22-26

Monday, 1/22
1. Tolerance Terms Quiz
2. Anti-Jewish Measures 
3. Journal #3
HW: Bring ID card
 
Tuesday/Wednesday, 1/23-24
1. Finish Freedom Writer's Film Analysis
2. FW Analysis Written Response
3. Check out Diary of a Young Girl
 
HW: Finish written response by Monday
- Read pgs 1-12
 
Thursday/Friday, 1/25-26
1. Set up DJ
2. DJ 1
3. DJ 2 
 
HW: Decorate back cover to represent you
- Finish DJ 2
 
 

Quarter 2 Extra Credit

Students can earn up to 3 points extra credit in the Assessments category by rewriting their narratives. Rewritten narratives are due Monday, 1/29.

Weekly Agenda 1/16-19

Pali Students: Turn in Sneetches Analysis Questions
 
Tuesday, 1/16
1. Anne Frank Interactive Research
2. Film Analysis (Left Column Only)
 
Wed/Thurs, 1/17-18
1. Freedom Writers Film Analysis
 
HW: Finish film analysis notes 
 
Friday, 1/19
1. Finish film analysis and writing
 
HW: Tolerance terms quiz Monday, 1/22

Weekly Agenda 1/8-12

Monday/Tuesday, 1/8-9
1. Turn in Open Mind
2. Recurring Themes: American Dream Quiz
3. Tolerance Unit Notice - Take home to adults
4. Tolerance Terms study guide and study tool
5. Journal #2
 
HW: - Return signed Tolerance Unit Notice
- Tolerance Terms study tool due Tuesday, 1/16
- Tolerance Terms Quiz Friday, 1/19
HW for Pali Students Only: Watch Sneetches Video and complete analysis Qs (on Classroom)
 
Wednesday/ Thursday, 1/10-11
1. Watch Sneetches
2. Sneetches Analysis Questions
 
Friday, 1/12 (Stacked)
1. Turn in Sneetches Qs
2. Read "Camp Harmony" and complete questions
 
HW: Signed Tolerance Unit Notice due Tuesday

Weekly Agenda 1/2-5/2018

Tuesday/Wednesday, 1/2-3
1. New seats
2. American Dream/Tolerance Journal #1
3. Read and analyze "The New Colossus" and "Refugee in America" (Use the guiding questions to support your analysis)
4. Poetry Analysis Paragraph
HW: American Dream Recurring Themes Quiz 1/8 (study guide on Classroom)
- Poetry Analysis Paragraph due next class
 
Thursday/Friday, 1/4-5
1. "The First Americans" TB pg 405
2. Recurring Themes Open Mind
 
HW: Study for quiz Monday

Weekly Agenda 12/11-15

Monday, 12/11

1. Work on narrative

HW: Rough draft due Tuesday

 

Tuesday, 12/12

1. Mini-lesson: Resolution

2. Peer review

3. Work on narrative

HW: Final draft due Thursday

 

Thursday, 12/14

1. Finish and turn in narrative

2. Share narrative with partner

3. Narrative movie poster

 

HW: none