Each day before class begins:
  1. Write the Clear Target in your Assignment Book. I will initialize and you can then put it away.
  2. Homework is always any unfinished class work and independent reading. As the year progress there will be other assignments.
  3. Complete Quickwrite at Edmodo. Make sure you back up your response with TEXT EVIDENCE. These must be completed the week they are assigned.
  4. Read independent choice reading book. (You should read anytime you are waiting or finished with work.)
  5. If you finish work early, you might blog, read, or review books at Biblionasium
  6. Socrative: Room Number: 984968
  7. ELA Classcraft Information
  8. Classcraft
  9. Actively Learn Assignment for April: "There Will Come Soft Rains" by Ray Bradbury. This is due on April 30, 2014. Remember this is graded as a quiz.

Monday, April 14, 2014 Clear Target: I can use text evidence to draw inferences.
  1. "There Will Come Soft Rain" by Sara Teasdale
  2. How to Analyze a Poem, Analyzing a Poem
  3. Fragments for the Gates of Times Square: the Fear of Neon by Philena Pugh
  4. Assignment: Using your graphic organizer, analyze the poem. Attach your completed work at Edmodo or share with Google Drive.
  5. Here is a model of "There Will Come Soft Rain."

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Clear Target: I can create something new with dystopian characteristics.
  1. Use AnswerGarden to identify the dystopian qualities of this poem.
    Dytopia Kreator.png
    Dytopia Kreator.png
  2. Listen to this song, "Little Boxes" by Malvina Reynolds. DO NOT LISTEN TO ANYTHING ELSE. Here are the lyrics.
  3. Assignment: Today you will write another stanza to this poem. Remember it must include dystopian characteristics. Here is a model by me. Attach your completed work at Edmodo or share with Google Drive.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 and Thursday, April 17, 2014 Clear Target: I can draw evidence from text to support analysis.
  1. Wednesday Crunch Time (Do in order): Comparative Adjectives, Interactive Practice, Formative Practice
  2. Read the next 9 pages of Mockyjay.
  3. Read the story below. There are hard copies on the teacher station. Locate the definitions of any words that need clarified.
  4. The Lottery
  5. Vocabulary Helps: One, Two
  6. Assignment: Wednesday:Text Dependent Questions: Attach your completed work at Edmodo or share with Google Drive.

Thursday, April 17, 2014 Catch Up Day
  1. I am still sick and don't want you to go on without me, so here are today's plans.
  2. Read the next 9 pages of Mockingjay.
  3. If you did not make an "A" on the Formative Practice, please retake. Remember that spelling counts.
  4. Complete the April Vocabulary Quia practice.
  5. Use this time wisely to catch up on any unfinished work or get ahead on the Literacy project.

No School on Friday, due to Good Friday holiday.