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Updated Thu, May 11th

Tomorrow is our last block day schedule -- Periods 4, 5, 6 only

No bellringer today

Activities:

Periods 1, 2, 3:

  • How to grade self on rubric
  • Continue working on/finalize paper

Periods 4, 5:

  • How to grade self on rubric
  • Finish/fix paper for Peer Editing

Homework:

Periods 1, 2, 3:  Finish paper, turn in.  DUE: 5/16

Periods 4, 5:  Make final fixes for peer editing.  DUE: 5/12

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts: None

Updated Wed, May 10th

Parents:  Today was a normal Wednesday schedule, but the activities by period vary due to the block schedule yesterday.

No Bellringer today

Activities

Water is Life Research Project

Periods 1, 2, 3:

  • Peer Edit Paper
    • Share
    • Comment Only

Periods 4, 5:

  • Fixing/Finalizing Paper info
  • Type Introduction & Conclusion

Homework:  

Period 1, 2, 3: Make all fixes for finalizing essay.  DUE:  5/11

Periods 4, 5: All elements of paper typed in Google Doc + Sources.  DUE: 5/11

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  Finalizing the Paper (Per. 4 & 5 only)

Updated Tue, May 9th

Today was a block schedule; only Periods 1, 2, & 3 had English class.

No Bellringer today

Activities:

Water is Life Research Paper

  • Type Intro/Conclusion
  • Fixing/Finalizing the paper
    • Go over instructions
    • Start working on fixing own paper

Homework: 

All elements of paper typed in Google Doc, including sources.  DUE: 5/10

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts: Finalizing the Paper

Updated Mon, May 8th

Parents,

We are still in SBAC testing, so we have a modified block schedule again this week. On Mon., Weds., & Thurs., students go to all 6 periods. On Tues., they will go to Periods 1, 2, 3. On Fri., they go to Periods 4, 5, 6. We are back to regular schedule next week.

Bellringer: Read over the Research Paper Grading Rubric

Activities:

Water is Life Research Paper

  • Go over Grading Rubric
  • Thesis Statement/Introduction
    • Info
    • Notes/Plan
  • Conclusion
    • Info
    • Notes/Plan

Homework:  Finish planning Introduction & Conclusion (time to type in class later this week). 
Per. 1, 2, 3:  DUE: 5/9

Per. 4, 5:  DUE: 5/10

Assignments Collected:   None

Handouts: 

  • Research Paper Grading Rubric
  • Thesis Statement/Introduction & Conclusion page
Updated Thu, May 4th

Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that tomorrow (5/5) is another block schedule. Students will go to their 4th, 5th, & 6th period classes. In English, students will finish their SBAC Performance Task.

May 4th:

No Bellringer

Activities:

  • Periods 1, 2, 3:  Continue working on body paragraphs
  • Periods 4, 5:  SBAC Performance Task Part 1

Homework (all):

All body paragraphs typed in Google Doc (in MLA Format) + Sources in Working Bibliography.  DUE: 5/8

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Wed, May 3rd

No Bellringer today

Activities:

Water is Life:

  • MLA Format
  • Continue working on/typing body paragraphs, editing into MLA format (if time)

Homework:

All body paragraphs, typed into own Google Doc (in MLA Format).  DUE: 5/8

Assignment Checked:  Per. 4 & Per. 5: Writing plan for body paragraphs

Handout: MLA Format

Updated Mon, May 1st

Dear Parents:

Just a reminder that tomorrow, May 2nd, is a block schedule day (Periods 1, 2, 3 only). We will be SBAC testing during all three periods. The next update to my website will be Wednesday, 5/3, when I see all 5 classes again.

May 1, 2017

No Bellringer today

Activities:

  • Periods 1, 2, 3 -- Part 1 of the SBAC ELA Performance Task
  • Periods 4 & 5 -- continue planning body paragraphs, then type in your Google Doc

Homework:

Written plan of body paragraphs + typed body paragraphs. DUE date based on testing schedule AND after all classes get one more period to work on these:

  • Periods 1, 2, 3 -- DUE: 5/4
  • Period 4, 5 -- DUE: 5/3

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts: None

Updated Thu, Apr 27th

Dear Parents,

Here is the schedule for next week. The majority of the days will be SBAC Testing (English - Test #2), but I have also included information about when students be in our regular English class.

Mon, 5/1 -- Regular time schedule for all 6 periods:

  • Testing in Periods 1, 2, 3 - PT Part 1
  • Periods 4, 5 - regular English Class

Tue., 5/2 -- Periods 1, 2, 3 only; All classes taking the PT Part 2 Test

Wed., 5/3 -- Regular Wednesday Schedule

Thur., 5/4 -- Regular time schedule for all 6 periods:

  • Periods 1, 2, 3 - regular English Class.
  • Testing in Periods 4, 5 - PT Part 1

Fri., 5/5 -- Periods 4, 5, 6 only; Both classes (4 & 5) taking the PT Part 2 Test

Here is the general class information for today (Per. 1, 2, 3) and tomorrow (Per. 4, 5)

Bellringer:  What are your 3 (or 4) body paragraphs going to be about? Why these items?

Activities:

Water is Life

  • Plan body paragraphs on binder paper -- outline, web, or graphic organizer
  • Begin typing body paragraphs in Google Doc -- include all in-text citations with every fact + add sources to Working Bibliography section

Homework:

  • Finish typing body paragraphs (in rough draft form).  DUE: 5/3

Assignments Collected:   None

Handouts:  None

Updated Wed, Apr 26th

Dear Parents,

Just a reminder that tomorrow (4/27) and Friday (4/28) are block schedule days. Students will go to Periods 1, 2, & 3 on Thursday and Periods 4, 5, & 6 on Friday. Tomorrow I will post the schedule for the next two weeks.

Bellringer:  What did you like and/or dislike abut the walk? What would you change?

Activities:

  • iReady Reports -- go over and take home to parents
  • Water is Life:
    • Self-grade notes + sources - Mark rubric only; do not total
    • Review body paragraph info; begin planning

Homework:

Finish basic plan for body paragraphs (what will be in each one).  DUE: 4/27 or 4/28 (depends on block schedule)

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:   None

Updated Mon, Apr 24th

Dear Parents,

On Monday (4/24) and Tuesday (4/25), students are taking their first SBAC English test. Just a reminder that we are on block schedule every day this week, except Wednesday:

M & TH -- Period 1, 2, 3

TU & FRI -- Period 4, 5, 6

WED -- Normal schedule

Homework:  The only items students should work on is to add/fix notes in the Shared Google Doc (if needed).  DUE: 4/26

Bertolucci English 7

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