Tutoring Schedule Change

Tutoring will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 6th this week instead of Tuesday, Dec. 5th.

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Week of Dec. 4 – Dec. 8

  • Monday:
    • Opening:
      • Explain: What is the difference between a theme and a summary?
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Introduce the R&J unit
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Watch Gnomeo and Juliet
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Create a $3.00 summary for Gnomeo and Juliet
      • Closing:
        • Think-Pair-Share $3.00 summaries
  • Tuesday:
    • Opening:
      • Quickwrite: Share about a time when a seemingly little decision that you made ended up having big consequences. (If you don’t have a memory, use one from a book, movie or TV show.)
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Introduce unit goals and EQs
        • Lesson: William Shakespeare & Drama Elements
          • (Sonnet & Monologue, Chorus)
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Read & analyze a monologue from As You Like It (SpringBoard p. 361-62)
        • R&J Anticipation Guide
        • Read and analyze the prologue to R&J (SpringBoard p. 364)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Guided Reading Questions
      • Closing: Check Your Understanding (SpringBoard p. 366)

 

  • Wednesday:
    • Opening:
      • In your own words, define Monologue, Prologue, Tragedy and Chorus
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review the prologue and unfamiliar terms
      • Guided Practice (We do)
        • Read / Discuss Act 1, Scene 1-3 of R&J
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Guided Reading Questions
      • Closing:
        • TOD: What do you think of Romeo so far? Juliet?
  • Thursday
    • Opening:
      • Quickwrite: Share about a time when your parents would not allow you to do something that you desperately wanted to do.
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Finish / Review yesterday’s reading
        • Review unfamiliar terms
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Watch Act 1 of R&J
        • Begin reading Act 2 of R&J
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Guided reading questions
      • Closing:
        • See independent practice
  • Friday
    • Opening:
      • List the exposition and plot points of Act 1 of Romeo and Juliet
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Act 1
        • Review purpose / meaning of sonnet
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Read / analyze Sonnet 130
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Annotate/paraphrase Sonnet 130
      • Closing:
        • Differentiated questioning – group activity

Week of Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

Please be advised that the 9th Lit. EOC will be administered Wednesday through Friday.

  • Monday:
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Mini Lesson: Elements of a Paragraph
        • Introduce Paragraph Rubric
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Examples / Non-examples of Strong Paragraphs
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Writing a strong paragraph (group work)

 

  • Tuesday:
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review: Different essay types
        • Review: Elements of a Paragraph
        • Mini Lesson: How to extend the paragraph to an essay
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Essay Outline practice
        • Literary Term Review
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Essay Outline Practice
        • Literary Term Handout

 

  • Wednesday:
    • EOC

 

  • Thursday
    • EOC

 

  • Friday
    • EOC

Week of Nov. 13 – Nov. 17

  • Monday:
    • Opening:
      • Quickwrite: Did you enjoy OMAM? Why or why not?
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review presentation expectations
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Finish Freedom Writer’s Extra Credit Assignment (after presentations)
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • OMAM Presentations
  • Tuesday:
    • SRI / USA Test Prep (EOC Practice Test)

 

  • Wednesday:
    • EOC Prep Class Rotations

 

  • Thursday
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • EOC Prep: Writing (Analyzing prompts and author’s purpose)
        • Poetry Lesson – Model how poets use words to activate our 5 senses.
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Use chart to fill in words that describe each object displayed on projector.
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Students will choose 5 objects per group to describe activating the 5 senses and record on chart (teachers will have objects as well).
      • Closing: Share out word choices used to activate the 5 senses.
  • Friday
    • Opening: USA Test Prep
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Introduce EOC Prep Extra Credit Assignment
        • EOC Prep: Unfamiliar words (context clues & prefixes and suffixes)
        • Poetry Lesson – Review yesterday’s lesson on how poets use words to activate our 5 senses; introduce poem and recite, “Dream Deferred” by Langston Hughes.
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • After reading and discussing poem, “Dream Deferred”, we will write our sensory experiences and jot down the examples of imagery from the poem, “Dream Deferred”.
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Students will collaborate with partner and write their sensory experiences of the poem, “When Ur Hero Falls” by Tupac Shakur.

Closing: Students will present their answers.

Week of Nov. 6 – Nov. 10

 Monday:

    • Opening:
      • Vocabulary Exercise
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Quick OMAM Review
        • Review OMAM Alternate Book Report expectations
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • N/A
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • OMAM Test (Group Work)
        • Work on OMAM ABR
  • Tuesday:
      • Teacher Work Day

 

  • Wednesday:
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep
      • Common Assessment #9 (Vocabulary Post Test)
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Set the agenda
        • Explain Amnesty Day
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • N/A
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Work on ABR
        • Work on Missing Assignments
      • Closing: See independent Practice

 

  • Thursday:
      • EOC Class Rotations

 

  • Friday:
    • Opening: EOC Strategies
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • NA
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • NA
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Freedom Writers
      • Closing: See independent Practice

Week of Oct. 30 – Nov. 3

  • Monday:
    • Opening:
      • Vocabulary Exercise
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Mini Lesson on Foil Characters
        • Review Chapters 1 – 5 of OMAM
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Read Ch. 6
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Anticipation Guide – Revisit

 Tuesday:

    • Opening: Vocabulary exercise
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Go over Film Questions
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • View OMAM
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Film Questions
      • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Wednesday:
    • Opening: Vocabulary Exercise
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review film questions
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • View Film
        • Independent Practice (You do):
          • Film Questions
        • Closing: See independent Practice

 

  • Thursday:
    • Opening: Vocabulary Review & QHT
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Alternative Book Report
        • Go over OPTIC
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • OPTIC
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Work on / Study OMAM Study Guide
      • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Friday:
    • Opening: Common Assessment #8 – OPTIC
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Set agenda for the day
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • NA
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Work on Alternative Book Report
        • Work on study guide
      • Closing: See independent Practice

Week of Oct. 23 – Oct. 27

  • Monday:
    • Opening:
      • USA Test Prep – Reading Literacy
      • Common Assessment #7: Vocabulary Pretest
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Set purpose for reading
          • Looking at the rising action of the novel
        • Guided Practice (We do):
          • Read Ch. 3
        • Independent Practice (You do):
          • List plot points of the Rising Action
        • Closing: Discussion

 

  • Tuesday:
    • Opening: Vocabulary review
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Set purpose for reading
          • Review SIFT strategy
        • Guided Practice (We do):
          • Finish Chapter 3 and begin chapter 4
        • Independent Practice (You do):
          • SIFT (Group Work)
        • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Wednesday:
    • Opening: Real World Connections Quickwrite
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Set purpose for reading
          • Have students find one quote that is significant to them
        • Guided Practice (We do):
          • Finish reading ch. 4
        • Independent Practice (You do):
          • Quote – Why is it significant? How does it relate to the real world?
          • Letter to the Government (Group Work)
        • Closing: See independent Practice

 

  • Thursday:
    • Opening: Text Dependent Questions (Ch. 3 & 4)
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Mini Lesson: Foil Characters
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Apply Foil Characters to OMAM
        • Begin reading Ch. 5
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Characterization Exercise
      • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Friday:
    • Opening: Conflict Exercise
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Vocabulary Review (QHT)
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Complete Ch. 5
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Response Notes / Text Dependent Questions
      • Closing: See independent Practice

Week of Oct. 16 – Oct. 20

  • Monday:
    • Warm Up: USA Test Prep
    • Opening: Anticipation Guide
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Introduce Of Mice and Men
          • Historical Context
          • About the Author
          • Introduce Unit Vocabulary
        • Guided Practice (We do):
          • Historical & Social Context Video & Handout
        • Independent Practice (You do):
          • Word Maps (Group)
        • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Tuesday:
    • Opening: Quickwrite: How can context contribute to the understanding of a novel?
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Unit Expectations
        • Review Conflict
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Close reading of Chapter 1
        • 1 Response Notes / Text Dependent Questions
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Conflict Chart (Group work – Springboard pp. 235, 236)
      • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Wednesday:
    • Opening: USA Test Prep: Characterization
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Mini Lesson – Plot Development
        • Review – Characterization (Flat/Round, Dynamic/Static, Indirect/Direct)
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Review exposition from Ch. 1
        • Begin reading Ch. 2 (pp. 17 – 26)
        • Whole Group Discussion Throughout
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Analyzing George & Lennie (Group Work – Handout)
      • Closing: Group Presentations

 

  • Thursday:
    • Warm Up: Historical Context Quickwrite
    • Opening: Idiom Exercise
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Set purpose for reading
          • Review SIFT strategy
        • Guided Practice (We do):
          • Finish reading chapter
        • Independent Practice (You do):
          • 2 Response Notes / Text Dependent Questions (Independent work)
          • SIFT (Group Work)
        • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Friday:
    • Opening: Real World Connections Quickwrite
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Set purpose for reading
          • Have students find one quote that is significant to them
        • Guided Practice (We do):
          • Read Ch. 3
          • Response Notes / Text Dependent Questions
        • Independent Practice (You do):
          • Quote – Why is it significant? How does it relate to the real world?
          • Letter to the Government (Group Work)
        • Closing: See independent Practice

Week of Oct. 9 – Oct. 13

  • Monday:
    • Opening: N/A
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do): N/A
      • Guided Practice (We do): N/A
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • SRI Testing
        • Vocabulary Review
      • Closing: N/A

 

  • Tuesday:
    • Opening: Common Assessment 5 & Editing Exercise
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Mini Lesson on Peer Editing
        • MLA Review
        • Preview Embedded Assessment (p. 64)
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Peer Edit Argumentative Essays
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Make Revisions
        • Begin Final Draft. DUE TUESDAY
      • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Wednesday:
    • Opening: MLA Exercise
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do): N/A
      • Guided Practice (We do): N/A
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Final Draft of Argumentative Essay
      • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Thursday:
    • Opening: Close Reading Exercise (USA Test Prep)
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Preview “The Gift of the Magi” (p. 106)
        • Introduce SIFT Strategy
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Read & Annotate short story
        • Text Dependent Questions
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • SIFT (Group Work)
      • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Friday:
    • Opening: Close Reading Exercise (USA Test Prep)
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Figurative Language and Irony
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Read & Annotate “Lambs to the Slaughter”
        • Discussion
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Critical Thinking Questions (group)
        • Defense Attorney Exercise (group)
      • Closing: See independent Practice

Week of Oct. 2 – Oct.

  • Monday:
    • Opening: USA Test Prep
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do): N/A
      • Guided Practice (We do): N/A
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Common Assessment 4 (Constructed Response)
      • Closing: N/A

Students will be given the class period in order to complete their constructed response.

  • Tuesday:
    • Opening: Role Play – create effective arguments using rhetorical appeals (p. 69)
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Preview Embedded Assessment (p. 64)
      • Guided Practice (We do):
        • Unpack Embedded Assessment (p. 91, 92) & discuss topics
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Choose a topic and read / annotate articles
      • Closing: Prewrite

 

  • Wednesday:
    • Opening: Vocabulary Review
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do): N/A
      • Guided Practice (We do): N/A
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Rough Draft of Argumentative Essay
      • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Thursday:
    • Opening: Language Checkpoint (p. 115, 116)
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do):
        • Review Punctuation within sentences
        • Lesson on Works Cited & MLA Format
      • Guided Practice (We do):
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Self-edit (for punctuation errors)
        • Peer Edit (for content)
      • Closing: See independent practice

 

  • Friday:
    • Opening: Common Assessment 5
    • Work Session –
      • Instruction (I do): N/A
      • Guided Practice (We do): N/A
      • Independent Practice (You do):
        • Final Draft
      • Closing: See independent Practice