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Remember to always come to class prepared with a pen, your Language Arts binder, your Writer's Notebook, your A-Pad, and a reading book.
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April 25 - April 29 (A/B/C/D)

All this week, students are researching their Brooklyn or Brooklyn Bridge projects. Due to this, the only homework assigned for the week is for students to do extra research on their own, either at home or in the town library.

April 11 (A/B)
April 12 (C/D)

CW/
1. Brooklyn and Brooklyn Bridge Project
2. SSR/WN
3. Whirligig

HW/
1. Develop more research questions.


April 8 (A/B/C/D)

CW/

Whirligig

HW/

1. Read for at least 20 minutes each day.
2. Browse through the Brooklyn Bridge links (see link at the bottom of the page).

April 6 (A/B)
April 7 (C/D)

CW/
1. Poetry Jam reminder: April 27th!
2. Brooklyn Bridge/Collect Homework
3. SSR/WN: update in-class reading records
4. Whirligig

HW/
Read for at least 20 minutes each day.


April 4 (A/B)
April 5 (C/D)

Note: Drafts of Personal Essays will not be returned, today in class.

CW/
1. Brooklyn Bridge presearch
2. SSR/WN
   - in-class writing records
3. Whirligig

HW/
1. Bring back any books you've borrowed from our classroom library.
2. Complete your Brooklyn Bridge sheet.


March 30 (A/B)
March 31 (C/D)

CW/
1. Collect Personal Essays
2. Owed Homework?
   - If you owe homework, you will received a Post-It note
     with the assignment(s) written on it.
3. Poetry Jam info (April 27th)
4. Career Day info (this Friday)
5. SSR/WN
6. Whirligig

HW/

1. If you owe back-work, get it in! The marking period ends Wednesday, April 6th.



March 28 (A/B)
March 29 (C/D)

CW/
1. Check drafts
2. Playing with Time
3. Formatting your Writing Piece
4. SSR
5. Whirligig

HW/
Have a finished, properly formatted, typed draft of your personal essay ready for next class.


March 23 (A/B)
March 24 (C/D)
CW/
1. SSR/WN/Mr. Tuxbury Checks Homework
2. Personal Essay first drafts: problems?
3. Essay Checklist
4. A Parade of Action: Scenes
5. Revision & Conferencing

HW/
1. Use checklist to revise drafts.
   - include at least one scene.
2. Keep on truckin'!


March 21 (A/B)
March 22 (C/D)
CW/
1. Return OOTD Revisions
2. SSR/WN
3. Opening the Door: The Lead
4. Work on First Draft of Personal Essay

HW/
1. Bring finished First Draft of Personal Essay
2. Read


March 17 (A/B)
March 18 (C/D)
CW/
1. Discuss Use of Tutorial
2. SSR/WN (+ check homework)
3. Brainstorm & Begin Drafting

HW/
1. Read/WN
2. Think about your Personal Essay.
3. Missing Work?

March 14 (A/B/C/D)
CW/
1. SSR/WN
2. Discuss Homework
3. Discuss Similarities/Differences of Personal Essays
4. Personal Essay Possibilities homework sheet.

HW/
Complete "Personal Essay Possibilities" sheet.


February 10 (A/B/C/D)
CW/
1. "Boxes" poem.
2. "We will always remember..."

HW/
Write your own "Boxes" poem
- due Monday for A/B classes
- due Tuesday for C/D classes


February 9 (A/B)
February 11 (C/D)

CW/
1. Homework slips?
2. SSR/Writer's Notebook
3. Sample Reflection Piece
4. Out of the Dust
  - Finish Character Tracking sheets
  - Finish Reflection Piece notes
  - Begin drafting

HW/
1. Read/Writer's Notebook/PSR
2. Bring copy of Out of the Dust to class

February 7 (A/B)
February 8 (C/D)

CW/
1. Collect Homework Policy slips
2. SSR/Writer's Notebook
3. Out of the Dust
   a. reflect/react
   b. complete "Character Charts" & copy
   c. begin gathering information for writing piece

HW/
1. Finish gathering your information for the writing piece:
   -quotes
   -observations
   -opinions
2. Read/Writer's Notebook/PSL


January 31 (A/B/C/D)

CW/
1. Out of the Dust: Character Tracking

HW/
1. Read pp. 169-189
2. Read/WN/PSL
3. Permission Slips due FRIDAY!

January 26 (B)
January 27 (C/D)
January 28 (A)

As you can see, the 2-hour delay has confused our schedule a little bit. Everything should shake out in the end, though!

CW/
1. Woody Guthrie
2. More Vocabulary
3. Out of the Dust

HW/
1. Read/write in your Writer's Notebook/add to your PSL.
2. Out of the Dust: Read pp. 125-169.


January 18 (A/B/C/D)

CW/
1. Vocabulary/"Hot Piano" music
2. Check Homework
3. Out of the Dust

HW/

1. Read pp. 37-72
2. In your Writer's Notebook, write a "visualization" of one of Billie Jo's entries.

January 13 (A/B)
January 14 (C/D)

CW/
1. SSR or Writer' Notebook (20 minutes)
2. Kansas Jackrabbits
  - read
  - discuss
3. Vocabulary
  - check Vocabulary Assignment
  - post on wall
  - hunt for 18 definitions
4. Out of the Dust
  - distribute books/record book numbers with names
  - begin reading

HW/
1. Finish reading pp. 3-33 of "Out of the Dust"
2. "Out of the Dust" first reactions sheet
3. Finish "Surviving the Dust Bowl" sheet (assigned Tues/Wed).
4. Read/Writer's Notebook/Collect Personal Spelling List words.
 

January 11 (A/B)
January 12 (C/D)

THESE ARE THE DAYS OF THE STATE TEST IN LANGUAGE ARTS.

CW/
1. Discuss "Surviving the Dust Bowl" film
2. Vocabulary Assignment

HW/
1. Vocabulary Assignment due next class.
2. Dust Bowl sheet due first class next week.


January 10 (A/B/C/D)

REMEMBER THAT OUR NYS ELA 8 STATE EXAMS WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS, PERIODS 1-3.

CW/
1. Finish "Surviving the Dust Bowl"
2. Check Tsunami homework.
3. Discuss tomorrow's state test.

HW/
- Rest up. Bring a pencil and a book to class.

January 5 (A/B)
January 6 (C/D)

CW/
1. SSR/Finish Session 2/Collect Mile #20/#21
2. Test Day Information
3. Tsunami Discussion
4. Surviving the Dust Bowl

HW/
1. Finish the Tsunami sheet for Monday.
2. Read/Writer's Notebook/Personal Spelling List

January 3 (A/B)
January 4 (C/D)

CW/
1. Classroom Library: Always come prepared with a reading book. Also, if you've finished with a book that you got from our classroom library, please return it so that other students may read it.

2. Session 2 of the ELA 8 exam: We will take a look at the second day of the ELA 8 exam. After we've taken a brief overview of the test's structure, we'll practice by working on last year's test.

HW/
1. Read, Writer's Notebook, add words to your Personal Spelling List.

2. Finish Mile 21. (It's stapled to your Mile 20 sheet.)
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