Mrs. Distel

Creekside Middle School

Carmel Clay Schools

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Carmel, IN 46032

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Friday, September 9, 2016

A CLASSES: 1. FINISH YOUR REALISTIC NARRATIVE. It is due TUESDAY. 2. Have an Adult Edit completed. 3. If you did not finish the Peer Edit, have it completed. (This does not have to be done by someone in your class; it could be a friend or another adult at home.) 4. Make revisions, and print your paper. It is due at the beginning of the class period Tuesday. You need to turn in: rough draft(s), final draft, peer edit, adult edit, and Computer Lab Production Sheet from today. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO READING YOUR STORY! :)

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Wk.5: Wed., 9/ 7-Thurs., 9/ 8

1. Continue to work on your realistic narrative. Bring your rough draft with revisions Friday/Monday. Bring high- lighters Friday/Monday. 2. On your story, revise your ending, add 2 different examples of figurative language, and make sure you have 2 dialogues. 2. Study for your stem quiz on stems 1-15, which will be Friday/Monday. 3. Continue to read your 7 HABITS and work on p. R1, "Determining Central Idea." R1 and the one-pager are not due yet. They will be due after the narratives are collected next week. New deadlines for 7 HABITS work will be announced soon.

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Fri., Sept. 2-Tues., Sept 3

A CLASSES: Finish and PRINT the typed rough draft of your story. It is due Wednesday at the beginning of the period. B CLASSES: Your rough draft is due Thursday at the beginning of the period. Also, continue to read 7 HABITS. Stems 13,14,15 will be presented Wed./Thurs.

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Wed., Aug. 3 -Thurs., Sept. 1

1. Continue writing your story. Add at least two scenes with dialogue. We will be in the computer lab Friday. Your typed rough draft is due Wed. 9/7; typed final draft is due Tues., 9/13 for A Classes. B Classes: typed rough draft is due 9/8; typed final draft is due 9/14. 2. Continue reading 7 HABITS.

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1. Write LONG on your story. FINISH your favorite part! 2. Write the lead for your story. 3. MARK THESE IMPORTANT DATES IN YOUR CALENDAR: A CLASSES: Computer Lab 9/2 & 9/9. Rough draft due: 9/7. Final draft due 9/14. B CLASSES: Computer Lab 9/6 & 9/12. Rough draft due 9/8. Final draft due 9/14.

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Thurs., Aug. 25-Fri., Aug. 26

1. FINISH your story arc. Due Mon. for Red and Tues. for Blue. 2. If you have not already done so, turn in your parent signature on your yellow introductory packet. 3. Being 7 HABITS and your Independent Reading Book every day. 8. Stems 7-8 will be presented Mon/Tues.

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Tues., Aug. 23-Wed., Aug 24

1. Decide which idea you will use for your story. Record it in your journal. B CLASSES: Finish taking your character for a test drive. 2. Study for the stem quiz on stems 1-5 on Thursday for B and Friday for A classes. 3. Have a parent sign the yellow introductory packet and return it tomorrow. 4. Bring your 7 HABITS book every day.

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Fri. Aug. 19-Mon., Aug. 22

1. Make sure you have 5 paragraphs completed in your journal: 3 "small moments," 1 "Story I wish existed, and (after choosing which one you are going to write about), 1 explanation of why you are choosing that story. 2. Stem Presentations 3-4 are tomorrow in A classes and 5-6 Wed in B classes. 3. Stem Quiz on 1-5 Friday. 4. Have your parents sign your yellow packet. 5. Bring Seven Habits every day.

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Wed., Aug. 17-Thur., Aug 18

1. Give parents the Open House letter! Invite them! 2. In your journal, write a paragraph on one of the "Stories I Wish Existed in the World." (Either a summary, first paragraph, or exciting paragraph.) 3. Record missing supplies. Bring binder and dividers Friday for binder set up for A classes and Monday for B classes. 4. Stems 3 & 4 will be presented Friday for A classes and Monday for B classes.

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Mon., Aug 15-Tues., Aug. 16

1. Bring 3x5 index cards. 2. Develop 1 paragraph each on 3 "small moments" in your journal. Write 3 paragraphs--each on a different idea 3. Bring missing supplies. 4. By Friday, bring binder and divider tabs.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

1. Bring planner every day. 2. Finish gathering supplies for supply check. 3. Reading Independent Read Book.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

1. Bring planner every day! 2. Finish gathering supplies/ 1. Bring planner every day. 2. Finish gathering supplies Monday for supply check. 3. Read Independent Reading Book.

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2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2016 1. Bring planner every day. 2. Start gathering supplies. Supply check is Mon for Red; Tues for Blue. 3. "Facebook" questionnaire will be collected Thurs. for red; Fri for blue. Add or draw a picture of yourself. 4. Bring a pen for "On Demand" Thurs/Fri.

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WK 10: Mon., May 23

1. RED CLASSES: Finish lit circle book and Lit Circle "Think Tac Toe." Bring your book to turn in tomorrow. 2. BLUE CLASSES: Show your parent your writing folder and journal and have him/her sign the bottom of the purple parent letter. 2. Do "Dialogue Rules to Remember."

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Thurs., May 19-Fri., May 20

1. Read your lit circle book according to your bookmark. Finish by Tues. for Red and Mon. for Blue. 2. Bring your lit circle book to turn in Mon. for Blue and Tues. for Red. 3. Do "Think Tac Toe"--due Mon. for Blue and Tues. for Red.

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Tues., May 17-Wed., May 18

1. Read your literature circle book according to the bookmark. 2. Review the reading assessment practice for the reading assessment on Thurs. for Blue and Fri. for Red. 3. Bring your journal back. 4. Bring money for the Book Fair.

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Wk. 9: Mon., May 16, 2016

1. Read your literature Circle Book according to your bookmark. 2. Finish reading and annotating your Assessment Practice. Make a plan! (Finish the one you started in class, or use the printed one you received in class). Fill in the facts and be ready to write the essay during your next class. 3. Bring your Journal back. 4. Bring money for Book Fair! It is this week!

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Friday, May 13, 2016

1. Read your literature circle book according to your bookmark. 2. Finish "Getting into Your New Lit Circle Book" (L8) 3. BLUE: Finish reading and annotating your Assessment Practice. 4. Bring your journal back!

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Thursday, May 12

1. BLUE CLASSES: Final Stems Test on 1-100 is tomorrow. Study! 2. Read your lit circle book according to the pages listed on your bookmark. 2. Do "Getting to Know Your Lit Circle Book." (L8) 3. Please bring your literature circle book every day, and bring your journal back!

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Wed., May 11

1. Study Stems Lists 3 & 4 AND REVIEW in preparation for the final Stem Test on 1-100 this Thurs. for Red and Fri. for Blue. Try practice quiz #2 for enrichment. (Parent signature required.) 3. Start reading your literature circle book according to your bookmark. 4. Bring your literature circle book every day, and bring your journal back!

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Tues., May 10

1. Finish your Treasure Island Character Chart. It is due Wed. for Blue. 2. Study Stems Lists 1-2 in preparation for a quiz tomorrow AND for the final Stem Test on 1-100 this Thurs. for Red and Fri. for Blue. Try practice quiz #2 for enrichment (Parent signature required.) 3. Start reading your literature circle book according to your bookmark.

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Wk 8: Mon., May 9

1. RED: Your Fantasy and W 20 are due at the beginning of your class period tomorrow. 2. Finish your Treasure Island Character Chart. It is due Tues. for Red and Wed. for Blue. 2. Study Stems Lists 1-2 in preparation for a quiz tomorrow AND for the final Stem Test on 1-100 this Thurs. for Red and Fri. for Blue. 3. BLUE: Start reading your literature circle book according to your bookmark.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

1. Finish your Fantasy story. It is due at the beginning of your period Monday for Blue and Tuesday for Red. 2. Finish TREASURE ISLAND character chart. It is due Tuesday for Red and Wednesday for Blue. 3. Start studying for Stem Test on all stems 1-100. It is Thursday for A and Friday for B. Study lists 1-2 for practice quiz Tuesday for Red and Wed. for Blue. 4. W 20 is due at the beginning of your class period, right when the Fantasy is collected.

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Wed., May 4-Thurs., May 5

1. Do "Check! I Have That!" (W20). 2. FINISH Fantasy. It is due beginning of period Mon. for Blue and Tues for Red. 3. BLUE has Stem Test on 76-100 Thurs. 4. Start studying for Stem Test on 1-100 next Thurs for Red and Fri. for Blue. 5. SERVICE ACADEMY FORMS ARE DUE NO LATER THAN THIS FRIDAY, MAY 6, AND CANNOT BE ACCEPTED LATE.

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Wk 7: Mon.-Tues, May 2-3

1. Study for Stems Test on 76-100. It is Wed. for Red and Thurs for Blue. 2. Work on fantasy--due Friday for Red and Monday for Blue. It is due at the beginning of the class period. It is worth 30% of your grade. FOLLOW THE MAY CALENDAR YOU WERE GIVEN IN CLASS! REMEMBER: SERVICE ACADEMY RECORD SHEETS ARE DUE THIS FRIDAY, MAY 6 and cannot be accepted any later than Friday!

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Thurs. April 28-Fri. April 29

1. Read ch. 21-24 and update the character chart. 2. Work on fantasy. You need: 2 dialogue sections, 2 examples of figurative language. 3. Do the plansheet. UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES: A CLASSES: Stems Test on 76-100 will be Wed., May 4 and final ON 1-100 will be Thurs., May 12. B CLASSES: Test on 76-100 will be Thurs., May 5 and Final, Fri., May 13. FANTASY is due Fri., May 6 for A and Mon., May 9 for B.

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Wed., April 27-Thurs., April 28, 2016

1. Read Ch 20-24 and update character chart. 2. Work on fantasy. Make sure you have two sections of dialogue and 2 examples of figurative language.UPCOMING DATES: A CLASSES: Stems Test on 76-100 will be Wed., May 4 and final ON 1-100 will be Thurs., May 12. B CLASSES: Test on 76-100 will be Thurs., May 5 and Final, Fri., May 13. FANTASY is due Fri., May 6 for A and Mon., May 9 for B.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

1. Read chapters 17-20. 2. Work on your fantasy. Add two examples of figurative language. Also, make sure you have two sections of dialogue. UPCOMING DATES: A CLASSES: Stems Test on 76-100 will be Wed., May 4 and final ON 1-100 will be Thurs., May 12. B CLASSES: Test on 76-100 will be Thurs., May 5 and Final, Fri., May 13. FANTASY is due Fri., May 6 for A and Mon., May 9 for B.

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Wk. 6 Mon., April 25

1. Read chapters 15-16. 2. Work on your fantasy. Make sure you have 2 sections of dialogue. Also, make sure your main character is well developed according to W 15. 3. A CLASSES: Stems Test on 76-100 will be Wed., May 4 and final ON 1-100 will be Thurs., May 12. B CLASSES: Test on 76-100 will be Thurs., May 5 and Final, Fri., May 13. FANTASY is due Fri., May 6 for A and Mon., May 9 for B.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

1. Read chapters 13-14 and do character chart. 2. Stem 95 will be presented Monday. 3. R6 on Ch 1-12 is due Monday. 4. Work on your fantasy if you have not finished your Flash Draft or if you would like to add ideas about your character from W15. 5. Finish W 15 if it is not yet complete.

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Thurs., April 21, 2016

1. Read Ch 11-12 of TREASURE ISLAND and do character chart. 2. Your Flash Draft of your fantasy narrative is due tomorrow. 3. Stem 94 will be presented tomorrow.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

1. Read Ch 9 & 10 of TREASURE ISLAND and continue working on Character Chart. 2. Stems 91,92,93 will be presented tomorrow.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

1. Read chapter 8 of TREASURE ISLAND and update character chart. 2. Stems 91-92 will be presented Wednesday.

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Wk 5 Mon., April 18, 2016

1. Read Chapter 7 of TREASURE ISLAND and update character chart. 2. Stem 91 will be presented Tuesday and 92 will be presented Wednesday.

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Thurs., April 14-Fri.Apr 15

1. Read TREASURE ISLAND Ch. 5-6 and continue adding to character chart. 2. Finish story arc-due Fri for Blue and Mon for Red. 3. Study for Stem Quiz on 76-90 Monday.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

1. Read Chapters 3-4 of TREASURE ISLAND and continue the character chart. 2. By tomorrow, decide which fantasy story idea you will use and which story arc you will use. The completed story arc is due Monday for A and Friday for B. 3. Stems 87-90 will be presented tomorrow. A classes will be quizzed on 76-90 Monday 4/18 and B classes will be Tues. 4/19.

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Wk 4: Mon., April 11-Tues., April 12

1. Read Ch. 1-2 of TREASURE ISLAND. 2. Start character chart; complete the first 8 characters, down through "Pew." 3. Make sure you have three fantasy "blurbs" by Wed., so you can make a decision about what your fantasy will be. 4. Stems 87 & 88 will be presented Wed. 4. Bring "Pirate Life" (L5) Wed.

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March 29-31, 2016

1. Check the organization of your binder against the new "Working Table of Contents." 2.Stems 83-84 will be presented Wednesday; 85-86 Thursday for RED and Monday after break for BLUE. 3. Iditarod writing is now past due. It will not be accepted after spring break. 4. Bring "Pirate Life" research and picture the first day after break. It will be shared and collected. Monday: B classes/ Tuesday: A classes.

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Wk. 3: Mon, March 28, 2016

1. Finish crossword for enrichment. It's a contest! 2. Stems 81-82 will be presented Tuesday; 83-84 will be presented Wednesday; 85-86 Thursday for RED and Monday after break for BLUE. 3. Iditarod writing is now past due. It will not be accepted after spring break.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

1. BLUE CLASSES: Finish the "You/your" exercise (W 2). On the back, list "Words to Use instead of YOU." Make your list as long as possible! It's a contest!(Hint: Some may be found in the rules at the bottom of W2). Study for Stem Quiz on 76-80 Monday. We will have a final test on STEMS 1-100 on Fri., May 13. Stems 81-82 will be presented next Wednesday. RED CLASSES: Do crossword for enrichment. Stems 81-82 will be presented Tuesday.

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Wed., Mar. 23-Thurs., Mar. 24

1. RED CLASSES: Finish the "Your/your" exercise (W 2). On the back, list "Words to Use instead of YOU." Make your list as long as possible! It's a contest!(Hint: Some may be found in the rules at the bottom of W2). Study for Stem Quiz on 76-80 Friday. We will have a final test on STEMS 1-100 on Thurs., May 12. Stems 81-82 will be presented next Tuesday. BLUE CLASSES:Your packet is due Thurs. It should be stapled in this order before the bell rings TOP: Map, then chart, then Webquest, including print-out about your musher.

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Mon. Mar. 21-Tues. Mar 22

1. Please have your parent sign your Progress Report. 2. Your packet (Webquest, including print-out, chart, and map) is due Thurs. for Blue and Wed. for Red. They should be stapled in this order before the bell rings TOP: Map, then chart, then Webquest, including print-out about your musher. 3. Your Stem Quiz on 76-80 will be Friday for RED and Monday for BLUE.

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Thurs., Mar. 17-Fri., Mar. 18

1. Please have your parent sign your Progress Report. 2. Your packet (Webquest, including print-out), chart, and Map is due Tues. for Blue and Wed. for Red. They should be stapled in this order before the bell rings (TOP: Map, then chart, then Webquest, including print-out) 3. Summaries should be finished. 4. Pirate research should be finished. 5. Stems 76-79 will be presented Mon-RED and Tues-BLUE.

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Tues., Mar. 15 & Wed., Mar 16

1. Do Webquest. 2. Finish Pirates research. 3. Finish summaries for focus standard. 4. Stems 76-77 will be presented in our next class.

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Fri., Mar. 11 - Mon., Mar. 14

Work on your Webquest. It will be due March 21.

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Wed., March 9-Thurs. March 10

1. Work on your Webquest. Be able to share an interesting fact you learned. 2. Submit to Creative Cat by Friday. 3. Take Tech Quiz(optional)

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Mon., March 7- Tues., March 8

1. Find out about your musher on Iditarod.com. 3. CREATIVE CAT deadline is this Friday! Submit a poem, short story, or artwork to Mr. Jeff Grant. 5. THIS IS TEEN TECH WEEK! Go to the Creekside Commons to take a quiz to be entered in a drawing for valuable prizes!

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If you are retaking the Reading Assessment, the only time to take it is tomorrow after school in my room. Do the Reflection and bring the original test. Staple the reflection to the original.

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Thurs., March 3-Fri., March 4

1. Finish your sled. Bring to me tomorrow to be laminated. 2. If you wish to do the reading assessment retake, do the reflection. Staple it to the original test. The retake is next Tuesday after school until 4 p.m. or the late bus. 3. The Stem test on stems 51-75 is Monday 3/7 (RED) and Tues., 3/8 (BLUE) Study!

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Tues., March 1 - Wed., March 2

1. If you wish to retake the Q3 Reading Assessment, do the Reflection sheet and study the examples in preparation. It will be given after school next Tuesday ONLY. Bring the completed reflection (in ink) and your graded test with you. 2. Start studying for the Stem Test on 51-75. It will be Mon. 3/7 for RED and Tues., 3/8 for BLUE. 3. (Optional) Visit Iditarod.com. Decide your musher. Sign the board Thurs (RED) or Fri (BLUE) with your preference, first come, first served! If you choose not to select one in advance, you will participate in a drawing.

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Monday, February 29, 2016

1. Finish ISTEP LADY! 2. Explore Iditarod.com (Optional) if you have a preference. 3. You MUST have a book for ISTEP Tues., Wed., Thurs.

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Thurs., Feb. 25 - Fri., Feb.26

1. Revise your Argument Essay according to your peer edit. 2. Do Revision Bingo! Have an adult proofread it! Your final draft is due TOMORROW if you are in Red classes and MONDAY if you are in Blue. It is due at the beginning of the period, so PLEASE have your print-out ready! I am looking forward to reading your really wonderful essays! We will have stem presentations for 74 & 75 tomorrow (RED) and Monday (BLUE.)

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Tues., Feb. 23-Wed., Feb 24, 2016

BLUE:1. FINISH your rough draft, including your Works Cited. You must bring your entire rough draft printed out at the beginning of your class period (RED: Wed, BLUE: Thurs), so that you can participate in the peer edit. 2. Stems 74-75 will be presented Friday (RED) and Monday (BLUE). 3. Your final paper is due Friday in RED classes and Monday in BLUE. RED CLASSES: Revise according to the peer edit and do Revision Bingo! Print out your final paper--due Friday!

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Monday, February 22, 2016

RED CLASSES: 1. Continue working on your rough draft and bring it Wed. (printed out) for peer editing. 2. Do your Works Cited. I am happy to check it any time before Friday (but not ON Friday). Your final paper is due Friday. 3. STEMS 74 & 75 are will be presented Wed. Your Stems Test on 51-75 will be Mon. 3/7. BLUE CLASSES: Work on your rough draft and Works Cited. They are due at the end of your period Tuesday. Your final paper is due Monday, Feb. 29.

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Thurs., Feb. 18-Fri., Feb 19.

1. Finish taking notes for the evidence for your Argument Essay. 2. Work on your rough draft. It is due at the end of the period Monday 2/22 for Red and Tues.2/23 for Blue. The final draft is due Friday 2/26 for Red and Monday 2/29 for Blue. It must be typed.

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Tues., Feb.16- Wed., Feb 17, 2016

1. List reasons for your argument on W17. 2. Find one source for your argument. Possibilities: Print an article, record a website, find a book. Start taking notes. Be ready for the computer lab--Thurs for Red and Fri for Blue. 3. Due Dates are: Rough draft-- Blue: Tues. 2/23, Red: Mon. 2/22. Final paper due: Red: Fri. 2/26, Blue: Mon. 2/29.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

1. READ! 2. Stems 72-73 will be presented Tuesday for A and Wednesday for B.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

ALL CREATIVE CAT POEMS, STORIES, AND ARTWORK - DUE TOMORROW -- SUBMIT VIA GOOGLEDOCS TO MR. JEFF GRANT 1. Finish W 14, "Choosing Compelling Evidence." Follow the directions to either "X"-out the least essential evidence or write "BAM!" next to the evidence that has the greatest impact. 2. Bring Elmer's glue (or a similar kind) and markers to your next class Fri. for B. 3. READ! 4. Stems 72-73 will be presented Tuesday for A and Wednesday for B.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

1. Finish W 14, "Choosing Compelling Evidence." Follow the directions to either "X"-out the least essential evidence or write "BAM!" next to the evidence that has the greatest impact. 2. Bring Elmer's glue (or a similar kind) and markers to your next class Thurs. for A and Fri. for B. 3. READ!

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

1. Decide what the topic of your argument will be. Look at the list of 56 possible ideas on your pink topic list, p. W 12. 2. On a 3x5 index card, record your name, topic, block, and why you would like to write about that topic. 3. Stems 68 & 69 will be presented tomorrow. 4. REMEMBER: If you plan to contribute a short story, poem, or piece of writing to our school literary magazine, it is DUE no later than this Friday, Feb 12.

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1. Do the "Concept Circles" activity. Use ink. Due Tuesday for a grade. 2. Consider contributing to our school literary magazine, CREATIVE CAT. Your poems, short stories, and artwork is due THIS Friday, Feb 18. Submit through googledocs to Mr. Jeff Grant.

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Wed., Feb. 3-Thurs., Feb 4

1. Read the first two articles in the blue competitive sports packet ("Listening to Wisdom from a 10-Year Old Son..." and "Pushing Too Hard Too Young." 2. Make a chart for your notes on both sides of the issue. Title chart columns PRO, CON, and OTHER. 2. Study for Stem Quiz on stems 51-65 Friday for RED and Monday for BLUE. 3. Bring your journal!

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Wk. 5: Mon., 2/1 - Tues., 2/2

1. Start studying for stem quiz on 51-65 Fri. for Red and Mon. for Blue. 2. Make sure you have notes on your bookmark to answer "Was Phineas Lucky or Unlucky?" 3. REMEMBER: THE DEADLINE for CREATIVE CAT is Fri., Feb 12.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

1. Do Text Structure practice (Both sides) R 10. 2. Prepare for Reading Assessment Monday by studying R6, R7, and R10. Bring a pen. 3. Stems 62-63 will be presented Monday for Red and Tuesday for Blue. 4. The next Stem Quiz on 50-65 will be next Friday, 2/5 for Red and Monday, 2/8 for Blue.

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Thursday, January 28, 2015

1. Do Text Structure practice (Both sides) R 10. 2. Prepare for Reading Assessment Monday by studying R6, R7, and R10. Bring a pen. 3. Stems 60-61 will be presented tomorrow for Blue, and there will be a stem card check on stemcards 51-61 tomorrow. 4. The next Stem Quiz on 50-65 will be next Friday, 2/5.

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Tues., Jan. 26 - Wed., Jan. 27

1. Stem Card check on 51-61 Thurs for Red and Fri for Blue. 2. Bring Phineas Gage and SSR book every day. 3. Stems 60-61 will be presented Thurs. for Red., Friday for blue. 4. Finish reading PHINEAS through p. 50 and finish map (P. R 9)

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Wk 4: Mon., Jan 25

Bring PHINEAS GAGE book & SSR book every day. 2. Work on CREATIVE CAT poems, stories, artwork. Submissions are due Feb. 12, which is 3 weeks from Friday! 4. Stems 58-59 will be presented Tuesday in red classes and Wed in blue classes. We have read ch. 1 of PHINEAS GAGE. If you were absent, please read ch. 1.

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Friday, January 22, 2016

Bring PHINEAS GAGE book & SSR book every day. 2. Work on CREATIVE CAT poems, stories, artwork. Submissions are due Feb. 12, which is 3 weeks from today! 4. Stem 57 will be presented Monday in blue classes. Stems 58-59 will be presented Tuesday in red classes. In Red classes today, we read ch. 1 of PHINEAS GAGE. If you were absent, please read ch. 1.

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Thursday, January 21, 2015

Bring PHINEAS GAGE book & SSR book every day. 2. Work on CREATIVE CAT poems, stories, artwork. Submissions are due Feb. 12, which is 3 weeks from Friday! 4. Stem 57 will be presented Friday.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

1. BLUE CLASSES: Stem Quiz on 51-55 is tomorrow. 2. Bring PHINEAS GAGE book & SSR book every day. 3. Work on CREATIVE CAT poems, stories, artwork. Submissions are due Feb. 12, which is 3 weeks from Friday! 4. Stems 56-57 will be presented Friday.

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Week 3: Tuesday, January 19

Study for Stem Quiz on 51-55 Red-Wed (tomorrow) Blue-Thurs. 2. READ 3. Work on CREATIVE CAT poems, stories, artwork. Submissions are due Feb 12--3 weeks from Friday!

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Friday, January 15, 2016

B CLASSES: To prepare for the reading assessment on theme, review all theme materials. (L1, R1,2,3 and practice assessment foldable.) For practice and enrichment, you may write a practice essay explaining theme in the short story, "Seventh Grade." Assessment is Tuesday. STEMS: We are ready for stems 55 & 56 Tuesday. ALL: Study for Stem Quiz on 51-55 Wed-Thurs next week. 2. READ 3. Work on CREATIVE CAT poems, stories, artwork. Submissions are due Feb 12--3 weeks from today!

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

To prepare for the reading assessment on theme, review all theme materials. (L1, R1,2,3 and practice assessment foldable.) For practice and enrichment, you may write a practice essay explaining theme in the short story, "Seventh Grade." Assessment is Friday for R 2 & 3; and Tuesday for B 2 & 3. STEMS: We are ready for stems 55 & 56 tomorrow.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

To prepare for the reading assessment on theme, review all theme materials. (L1, R1,2,3 and practice assessment foldable.) For practice and enrichment, you may write a practice essay explaining theme in the short story, "Seventh Grade." Assessment is tomorrow for R4; Friday for R 2 & 3; and Tuesday for B 2 & 3. STEMS: We are ready for stems 53 & 54 in blue classes tomorrow and 55-56 in R4 tomorrow.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2015

BLUE CLASSES: Read "Seventh Grade." Write a theme statement about it. Highlight textual evidence you would use to write about the theme. Stems 53 & 54 will be presented tomorrow. RED 4: Stems 55 & 56 will be presented Thursday. Your assessment will be Thursday. Review all theme materials. For enrichment, you may write a practice essay explaining theme in the short story, "Seventh Grade."

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Wk 2: Monday, January 11, 2016

RED CLASSES: Read "Seventh Grade." Write a theme statement about it. Highlight textual evidence you would use to write about the theme. R4: Stems 53 & 5 will be presented Tues. BLUE: Make sure your "I AM" poem is copied into your journal. Stems 51-52 will be presented tomorrow.

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Thurs., Jan. 7- Fri. Jan.8, 2016

1. Finish copying your "I AM" poem into your journal. It should be neat, in ink, colorful, and decorated. 2. Progress Report with parent signature is due. 3. Bring your 3x5 cards Mon./Tues., as we will resume Stems. Stems 51 & 52 will be presented Monday.

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Tues. Jan. 5-Wed. Jan. 6, 2016

WELCOME BACK! 1. Finish "I AM" Poem. 2. Have parents sign your Q2 Progress Report. ALL: -bring a book for SSR. Shakespeare Contest with "Romeo and Juliet" and "Macbeth" with be Thursday (RED) and Friday (BLUE)

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IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT GRADES

Q2 grades will not be posted until after break and are not final. The Reading Assessment and a few other grades will still be counted for this nine weeks and will be added in when you return from break. Teachers do not have to finalize grades until a few days after break--in January 2016. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Have a wonderful break, and read a book!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

1. Your movie permission slip was due today. If you have not yet turned it in, please do so tomorrow before school. 2. Follow your bookmark and finish reading WEDNESDAY WARS by your last day of class. (Blue:Fri/Red: Thurs) Your Study Guide AND Calendar are due your last day! (Blue: Fri./Red: Thurs) These comprise your WEDNESDAY WARS grade.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

1. Bring your movie permission slip signed by Wednesday. 2. Follow your bookmark and finish reading WEDNESDAY WARS by your last day of class. (Blue:Fri/Red: Thurs) Your Study Guide AND Calendar are due your last day! (Blue: Fri./Red: Thurs) These comprise your WEDNESDAY WAR grade. 3. BLUE CLASSES: Study for Stem Test on 26-50, which is tomorrow.

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Wk 9., Mon., Dec. 14, 2015

1. Follow bookmark and read Ch. 8-9. Do study guide--due this Thursday/Friday, beginning of your period. 2. Stem Test Tuesday/ Wednesday over stems 26-50. 3. Do calendar for 8&9--due this Thurs/Fri, beginning of period. 4. Have movie permission slip signed before movie on Thurs/Fri.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

1 Follow bookmark and read ch 7-8 (March & April) 2. Stem Presentations: BLUE will present 49 & 50 Monday. 3. Stem Test on Stems 26-50 will be 12/15 for Red and 12/16 for Blue. 4. WEDNESDAY WARS Study Guide and Calendar are due the last day before break.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

1. Follow bookmark and read ch 7-8 (March & April). 2. Stem Presentations: Red will present 49 & 50 Friday. 3. Stem Test on Stems 26-50 will be 12/15 for Red and 12/16 for Blue. 4. Study Guide and Calendar are due the last day before break.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

1. RED: Follow bookmark and read ch 7-8 (March & April). 2. Stem Presentations: Blue will present 47 & 48 tomorrow. Red will present 49 & 50 Friday. 3. Stem Test on Stems 26-50 will be 12/15 for Red and 12/16 for Blue. 4. Study Guide and Calendar are due the last day before break.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

1. RED classes: Follow bookmark and read ch 5-6 (Jan and Feb) Do study guide: Due Dec. 17 for RED and Dec. 18 for BLUE. 2. Stems 47-48 will be presented Wed for RED and Thurs. for BLUE. 3. STEM TEST on 26-50 will be Tues 12/15 for Red and Wed. 12/16 for Blue. 4. Finish WW calendar for Dec. & Jan. Due 12/17 for Red and 12/18 for Blue.

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Wk 8: Mon., Dec. 7, 2015

1. RED classes: Follow bookmark and read ch 5-6 (Jan and Feb) Do study guide: Due Dec. 17 for RED and Dec. 18 for BLUE. 2. BLUE: Stems 45, 46, 47 will be presented tomorrow, while 47-48 will be presented Wed. 3. STEM TEST on 26-50 will be Tues 12/15 for Red and Wed. 12/16 for Blue. Finish calendar for Dec. & Jan. Due 12/17 for Red and 12/18 for Blue.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

1. Follow bookmark and read ch. 4-5. Do yellow study guide. Answer all questions. 2. Stems 41, 42, 43 will be presented tomorrow in blue classes. 4. Finish Wednesday Wars calendar for October and November.

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Wk.7: Nov.30, Dec. 1 & 2.

1. Follow your bookmark and read Ch 2,3,4 by Friday (Blue) and ch. 2,3, 4 by Thurs for Red. 2. Do yellow study guide for ch. 2,3 by Friday for blue by Thurs for Red. You may wait to do the study guide for ch. 4 until later as it is combined with ch. 5. 3. Stem Presentation for 41, 42, 43 will be Friday for Blue Classes, Thursday for Red.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Read chapter 1 of Wednesday Wars, and do the Reading Guide for Chapter 1. HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!

Week 7: Mon., Nov. 23, 2015

BLUE CLASSES: You should have presented your Companion Book and turned in your station work (W26 & W 27). RED CLASSES: You will do these tomorrow. ALL: You need to read Ch. 1 of Wednesday Wars by Mon after Thanksgiving Break and complete the study guide for ch. 1 by Mon.

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Friday, November 20, 2015

1. Bring Informational Writing Stations work back (W 25, 26, 27) All due at the end of your class period Monday (B) and Tuesday (A). 2. STUDY for the Stem Quiz on Stems 26-40, which is Monday for all classes (A & B) during Core Plus. 3. If you have not yet presented your Companion Book, BRING THE ORIGINAL BOOK to show as part of your presentation. Underline the rubric requirements according to W24. Have your parent help you proofread and sign the bottom of W24. 4. Read Ch. 1 & do study guide of WEDNESDAY WARS by the Monday after Thanksgiving Break. 5. All stems 40-50 will be presented after Thanksgiving Break.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

1. FINISH your Companion Book. It is due in A classes tomorrow. (B classes should have turned it in today) It is due at the BEGINNING of the period and must be stapled and printed out by that time. BRING THE ORIGINAL BOOK to show as part of your presentation. 2. Underline the rubric requirements according to W24. Have your parent help you proofread and sign the bottom of W24. 2. Study for the Stem Quiz on 26-40. It will be taken Monday during Core Plus!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

1. FINISH your Companion Book. It is due TOMORROW for B classes and FRIDAY for A classes. It is due at the BEGINNING of the period and must be stapled and printed out by that time. BRING THE ORIGINAL BOOK to show as part of your presentation. 2. Underline the rubric requirements according to W24. Have your parent help you proofread and sign the bottom of W24.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

1. FINISH YOUR BOOK! It is due Thursday for B classes and Friday for A classes. It is due at the beginning of the period and must be printed out and stapled by then. Bring your original book to show during your presentation. 2. B Classes: Do underlining according to instructions on W24. Have your parent help you proofread and sign sheet. STEM QUIZ ON 26-40 WILL BE MONDAY DURING CORE PLUS.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Work on finishing your Companion Book. It is due this Thursday for B classes and Friday for A classes. Follow P. W13 for checklist and order of book. Remember you NEED to bring the original book with you the day you present. Bring light colored markers or light colored colored pencils to class tomorrow.

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IMPORTANT World Book Info

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Friday, November 13, 2015

1. Stems 39-40 will be Monday. 2. Work on your Companion Book. It is due next week. B CLASSES: Thursday, Nov, 19. A CLASSES: Friday, Nov. 20. A CLASSES: Your research will be checked Monday. ALL: Work on these steps: Type: Intro, conclusion, table of contents, title page, About the Author (A classes will have Monday in the media center computer lab. B classes had their last computer lab day today.)

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

1. Use p. W19 to help you write your introduction and conclusion. 2. Fill in Table of Contents plansheet 3. Plan title page 4. Type Works Cited so Mrs. D can help you with it tomorrow 5. Write "About the Author" using p. W22. BLUE: We will present stems 37 & 38 tomorrow.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

1. Using the guidelines given in class, write your Companion Book introduction, conclusion, and table of contents. Plan your title page. 2. Type your Works Cited page. Remember: Mrs. D is happy to check yours and work with you on it until you have an A in the bottom right corner! COMPANION BOOK PROJECT IS DUE Thurs. 11/19 for BLUE and Fri. 11/20 for RED. RED: tomorrow, we will present stems 37 and 38.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

COMPANION BOOK PROJECT IS DUE Thurs. 11/19 for BLUE and Fri. 11/20 for RED. Continue working on the "To Do" List you received for your project. Peer Edit, revise, type, and proofread your RESEARCH chapter. This is due Wed. (If you did not have the peer edit done in class, have an adult or older sibling do it at home.) Bring it Wed to turn in. 2. Stems 35 & 36 will be presented Wed.

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Wk 4: Monday, Nov. 9, 2015

RED CLASSES: Revise, type, and proofread your Characterization Chapter and Fan Fiction chapter and print them! 2. Do your research. Your rough draft of your research chapter is due the day we are in the computer lab, which is tomorrow for RED: 3. Stems 35 & 36 will be Tues. BLUE CLASSES: Continue Working on the "To Do" List you received for your project. Peer Edit, revise, type, and proofread your RESEARCH chapter. This is due Wed. (If you did not have the peer edit done in class, have an adult or older sibling do it at home. Bring it Wed to turn in.) 2. Stems 35 & 36 will be presented Wed.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

1. Revise, type, and proofread your Fan Fiction piece and print it! 2. Do your research. Your rough draft of your research chapter is due the day we are in the computer lab: BLUE: Monday RED: Tuesday. 3. Stems 35 & 36 will be BLUE: Mon/ RED: Tues. IF YOU ARE BEHIND, USE THE WEEKEND TO GET CAUGHT UP. Characterization and Fan Fiction chapters should be DONE, including rough draft, peer edit, revisions, final, proofreading. Research chapter should be drafted.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

1. Revise, type, proofread, and print out FAN FICTION. 2. Start researching. See example on W17. Your rough draft of your research chapter is due the day we are in the computer lab. BLUE: Mon RED: Tues. 3. Stems 33+34 will be presented tomorrow for RED and Mon. for BLUE.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

1. FINISH your Fan Fiction. Bring your rough draft Thursday. It should either be finished in your journal, written on notebook paper, or printed out if done on computer. 2. Decide your topic for research. Feel free to start researching! 3. Revise and type your characterization chapter. 4. Stems 32-32 will be presented tomorrow.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

1. Continue to work on Fan Fiction--Bring draft. 2. Decide your topic for research. 3. Revise and type your characterization chapter. 4. Stems 31 & 32 will be presented Wednesday for Red and Thursday for Blue.

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Wk. 3: Mon., Nov. 2

1. Continue reading your book and taking notes--in your book, on your Idea Collector, or on Post-its. 2. FINISH your character writing. It is due Tuesday for BLUE. 3. Study for Stem Quiz on 26-30 on Tuesday for BLUE. 4. RED CLASSES: Continue to work on Fan Fiction. Bring your rough draft Wednesday. 5. Decide your research topic. 6. REVISE and type your characterization chapter. Stems resume Wed with 31 & 32.

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Friday, October 30, 2015

1. Continue reading your book and taking notes--in your book, on your Idea Collector, or on Post-its. 2. FINISH your character writing. It is due Monday for RED and Tuesday for BLUE. 3. Study for Stem Quiz on 26-30 Monday for Red, Tuesday for Blue.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

1. Continue reading your book and taking notes (In your book, on idea collector, and on post-its.) 2. FINISH your character chapter. Select one idea on W4 or W15 and write an essay--due Mon for RED and Tues for BLUE. 3. STUDY for Stem Quiz on 26-30. Monday for A classes and Tuesday for B classes. 4. Using the Working Table of Contents, make sure your binder is organized. 5. Think about your research--record ideas on W3.

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Tues., Oct. 27-Wed. Oct. 28

1. Continue reading your book and taking notes (in book, on idea collector, or on post-its). 2. FINISH your character piece. Choose an idea from W4. Consider typing your essay for your companion book. 3. Stems 29&30 will be presented Thurs for Red and Fri for Blue. 5. Bring your book every day. 6. BYOD Thurs (RED) and Fri (BLUE) 7. TURN IN MONEY FOR TEAM PICTURE BY Friday.

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Wk. 3: Mon, Oct 26, 2015

1. Continue reading the book for which you will write your companion book. Take notes on post-its, on idea collector, or in your book (only if it is your own copy) 2. Stem 28 will be presented Tuesday for RED classes. 3. RED classes: Complete "Prompts to Push our Thinking," including making a definite book choice, by Tuesday. BLUE: The same is due for you Wednesday. DUE DATES FOR THE COMPANION BOOK (30% OF YOUR GRADE) ARE RED CLASSES: Friday, Nov. 20 BLUE CLASSES: Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Friday, October 23,2015

1. Continue reading the book for which you will write your companion book. Take notes on post-its, on idea collector, or in your book (only if it is your own copy) 2. Stem 27 will be presented Monday for BLUE classes; stem 28 will be presented Tuesday for RED classes. 3. RED classes: Complete "Prompts to Push our Thinking," including making a definite book choice, by Tuesday. ALL: REMEMBER to wear your Kilimanjaro team t-shirt Monday for TEAM PICTURES!

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Wed., Oct. 21-Thurs., Oct. 22

1. Finish reading "Stolen Party." (W2) 2. Respond graphically in your journal to 2 things you read in the story. 3. Stem 27 will be Friday for RED and Monday for BLUE. 4. ALL: Continue reading your book. Bring your parent signature on your Progress Report if you have not yet done so.

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Wk 2: Thurs.10/16 &Tues.10/20

WELCOME BACK AFTER FALL BREAK! 1. READ your free reading book, as it will become the basis for your companion book. BRING THAT BOOK EACH DAY. 2. Make sure your journal is at school. 3. Stems resume Wed. for RED and Thurs. for BLUE with #26. 4. Have your parent sign your progress report. 5. Finish your self-evaluation.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

If you wish to retake the reading assessment, it is tomorrow after school. Bring the entire test with you. Bring the COMPLETED reflection sheet with parent signature. Retakes are totally optional but are only permitted if the student brings the test and has completed the reflection sheet.

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Wed, Oct..7-Thurs. Oct. 8

1. Finish reading THE OUTSIDERS. Your character chart is due the day you watch the movie: Friday for RED and Monday for BLUE. 2. FINISH your character chart! 3. If you wish to retake the assessment, it is next Tuesday after school. Bring the entire test with you. Bring the COMPLETED reflection sheet with parent signature. Retakes are totally optional but are only permitted if the student brings the test and has completed the reflection sheet.

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Mon.-Tues, Oct. 5- 6, 2015

1. Continue reading THE OUTSIDERS according to your bookmark. RED: Ch. 9-10 for Wed; BLUE: Ch. 9-10 for Thurs. 2. Update your character chart. This is DUE Friday for RED and Monday for BLUE. 3. Study for Stems Test on 1-25 Wednesday for RED and Thursday for BLUE.

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Continue reading The Outsiders. Read ch. 7-8 for Monday (Red) or Tues. for Blue. Update the character chart by adding characters as you read. 2. Stems 19-25 will be presented Monday for Red and Tuesday for blue. Start studying for the Stem Test on Stems 1-25, which is Wednesday for Red and Thursday for Blue. 4. THE DEADLINE FOR THE MOVIE PERMISSION SLIPS WAS TODAY! (See attachment at the right if you have lost yours.) If you have not turned it in yet, it must be in Monday. (Blue classes, bring it in and place it in the tray, please).

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

1. Continue reading The Outsiders. Blue should have Ch 5-6 read by Friday. Red: read ch. 7-8 for Monday. Update the character chart by adding characters as you read. 2. Blue has a stem Quiz stems 1-15 Friday. Stems 16-18 will be presented Friday. Red: Stems 19-25 will be presented Monday. Start studying for the Stem Test on Stems 1-25, which is Wednesday. 4. THE DEADLINE FOR THE MOVIE PERMISSION SLIPS IS TOMORROW. (See attachment at the right if you have lost yours.)

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

1. Study for the stem quiz on Stems 1-15 which is Thursday for Red and Friday for blue. 2. Read THE OUTSIDERS, and update your character chart. (CH 5-6 ) 5. Stems 16,17,18 will be presented Thursday for Red and Friday for Blue. 3. PLEASE HAVE YOUR PARENTS SIGN YOUR PERMISSSION SLIP TO WATCH THE OUTSIDERS MOVIE! It is now due.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

1. Finish your realistic narrative. It is due Wednesday for Blue. 2. Read the story, "The Necklace" for the assessment. Bring the 1/2 sheet practice assessment. 3. Study for the stem quiz on Stems 1-15 which is Thursday for Red and Friday for blue. 4. Read THE OUTSIDERS, and update your character chart. (CH 3-4 for Blue and 5-6 for Red) 5. Stems 13-15 will be presented Wednesday for Blue.

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Wk 8 Mon., Sept. 28, 2015

1. Finish your realistic narrative. It is due Tuesday for Red classes and Wednesday for Blue. 2. Read the story, "The Necklace" for the assessment. Bring the 1/2 sheet practice assessment. 3. Study for the stem quiz on Stems 1-15 which is Thursday for Red and Friday for blue. 4. Read chapters 3-4 of THE OUTSIDERS, and update your character chart. 5. Stems 13-18 will be presented Tuesday for Red and Wednesday for Blue.

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Friday, September 25, 2015

1. Work on your story! A classes: Your final story is due Tuesday. Please bring two copies. B classes: Your final is due Wednesday. 2. Bring the 1/2 sheet assessment practice Tuesday. 3. If you had stem 10-17, bring it Tuesday if you have not already presented. You will present then. 4. Read ch. 3-4 of the Outsiders by Tuesday. Update your character chart.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

1. Do Assessment Practice Part 2. 2. Work on your story! Add 2 examples of figurative language and at least 3 transitions. BRING ALL STORY MATERIALS TO COMPUTER LAB TOMORROW! Story is due Friday for A classes (Tuesday if needed) and Monday for B classes (Wednesday if needed.) 3. Start reading THE OUTSIDERS, Ch. 1-2. Make the character chart as you go. 4. Stems 13,14,15 will be presented Friday for A classes and Monday for B classes.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

1. Do Assessment Practice Part 2. 2. Work on your story! Add 2 examples of figurative language and at least 3 transitions. Story is due Friday for A classes (Tuesday if needed) and Monday for B classes (Wednesday if needed.) 3. A Classes: Start reading THE OUTSIDERS, Ch. 1-2. Make the character chart as you go. 4. Stems 10, 11, 12 will be presented Thursday and 13,14,15 Friday.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

1. Continue to work on your story. Improve lead and ending according to W6. STORY IS DUE: FOR A CLASSES: Fri. 9/25 ( or Tues. 9/29 if more time is needed.) FOR B CLASSES: Mon. 9/28 (or Wed. 9/30 if more time is needed) 2. Read "Button, Button" in short story packet. Record the theme in the bottom margin. 3. Next Stem Presentations: R: Wed 10,11,12 (R4 has 7,8,9 as well.) B: Thurs 10,11,12.

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Wk 7: Monday, Sept 21

1. Continue to work on your story. Improve lead and ending according to W6. STORY IS DUE: FOR A CLASSES: Fri. 9/25 ( or Tues. 9/29 if more time is needed.) FOR B CLASSES: Mon. 9/28 (or Wed. 9/30 if more time is needed) 2. A Classes: Read "Button, Button" in short story packet. B CLASSES: Read "Fish Cheeks" BOTH A & B Record the theme in the bottom margin. 3. Next Stem Presentations: R: Wed 10,11,12 (R4 has 7,8,9 as well) B-Tues. 7,8,9.

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1. Write the rough draft of your story. Due Mon for Red classes and Tues for Blue. 2. Study for stems quiz on stems 1-6 Monday for Red and Tues. for Blue. 3. Be ready to have your stem cards graded for 1-6 Monday for Red and Tues for Blue. 4. Decide the theme of "Fish Cheeks" (in your new short story packet). Record it in the margin of the story. 5. We will continue with stem presentations on 7,8,9,Monday for Red and Tues. for Blue.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

1. Write, write, write! Write a rough draft of your story! Due Monday. 2. Study for quiz on stems 1-6 which is Monday 9/21. 3. Be prepared to have your stemcards 1-6 graded on Monday 9/21. 4. Decide the theme of the short story, "Fishcheeks" (in your L7 packet). Record it in the margin of the story. We will have stems 7 & 8 presented Monday. RED 3 CLASS: 1. Finish adding two segments of dialogue to your story. 2. Finish Assessment Practice (p. L6). BE SURE TO HIGHLIGHT EXAMPLES IN YOUR 7 HABITS BOOK. 3. Stems 5 & 6 will be presented tomorrow.

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Tues., 9/ 15 & Wed., 9/ 16

1. Finish adding two segments of dialogue to your story. 2. Finish Assessment Practice (p. L6). BE SURE TO HIGHLIGHT EXAMPLES IN YOUR 7 HABITS BOOK. 3. Stems 5 & 6 will be presented tomorrow for Red classes and Friday for Blue classes.

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Week 6: Mon., Sept. 14, 2015

1. Work on your realistic fiction story. Write at least one scene. 2. Stems 3 & 4 will be presented at your next class session. Stems 5 & 6 will be presented at the following class session. 3. Glue your story plan into your journal. 4. Bring your 7 HABITS book tomorrow and/or your next class session.

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Friday, September 11, 2015

1. Work on your story! Write one scene of it. 2. As we started working on stems today, stems 3-4 will be presented Tuesday and 5-6 will be presented Thursday.

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Wed-Thurs, Sept. 9-10

1. Finish your story plan (W5). It is due Friday. It must have at least 6 events. 2. Bring 3x5 cards and a card carrier Friday to begin stemwork.

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Week 5: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015

Finish reading the short story, "Thirteen and a Half." Be prepared to tell the major events that happened in the story.

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Friday, September 4, 2015

A Classes: Read "Thirteen and a Half" B Classes: Bring your finished practice assessment, as your assessment is Tuesday.

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Wed. & Thurs September 2-3

A DAY: 1. Based on the model given in class and the peer edit you did, rewrite at least one part of your practice assessment. 2. Bring a finished copy of your practice assessment Friday. The "REAL" Assessment is Friday. Bring a pen and white out. Also bring R 7 and review the 7 Habits. 3. Bring the paradigm papers back Friday (R 4 & 6). B DAY: 1. Decide and record your story idea. 2. Finish your practice assessment. REMEMBER: This is a practice for the assessment. R9 is the help for R8. Do R 9 first and then write your practice answer on R8, using the ideas you recorded on R9 to help you.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

1. Decide and record your story idea. 2. Finish your practice assessment. REMEMBER: This is a practice for the assessment. R9 is the help for R8. Do R 9 first and then write your practice answer on R8, using the ideas you recorded on R9 to help you. 3. Bring the paradigm papers back Wed (R 4 & 6)

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Wk 4: Mon., Aug 31, 2015

1. Decide and record your story idea. 2. A Classes: Finish your practice assessment, including pages R8 and R9. 3. ALL CLASSES will have a reading assessment this Friday for A Classes or Tuesday for B Classes. BE CERTAIN TO DO BOTH PAGES OF THE PRACTICE ASSESSMENT!!! 4. Bring the paradigm papers back Wednesday. (R 4 and R6)

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Th. Aug. 27- Fri. Aug 28, 2015

1. In your journal, finish "test driving" a character. List character traits and put your character into a scene. 2. Finish paradigm pages R4 and R6.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

1. Groups 5,6.7 will present Thursday for A classes. Note-taking page (R5) due Thursday for A classes. Friday for both for B classes. 2. Think about the great story you will write. 3. Finish "Stories I Wish Existed in the World." List 3 and develop a 1-paragraph summary of one.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

1. Groups 5,6,7 will present Thursday. Your note-taking page (p. R5) is due Thursday at the end of the period. 2. Think about the great story you will write! 3. Finish your list of "Stories I wish existed in the world." List three ideas. Develop one into a paragraph which summarizes what that story would be about.

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Week 3 Mon., Aug. 24, 2015

1. Work on SEVEN HABITS group work. A DAY: Groups 3 &4 will present Tuesday. B DAY: Groups 3 & 4 will present Wednesday. 2. Know when your group presents and be ready. 3. Bring all supplies not yet checked, especially your binder and dividers as we will set up binders in your next class meeting. 4. Please have your parent sign your yellow introductory packet and bring it to your next class meeting.

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Friday, August 21, 2015

1. Work on your group work for 7 HABITS. Groups 1 & 2 will present Monday in Blue classes. Groups 3 & 4 will present Tuesday for Red classes and Wednesday for Blue classes. 2. PLEASE TRY TO FINISH ROUNDING UP SUPPLIES OVER THE WEEKEND. 3. Red Classes: Please have your parent read and sign the yellow introductory packet.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

INVITE YOUR PARENTS TO COME TO OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT, STARTING AT 6:30! Work on your group work for 7 HABITS. Groups 1 & 2 will present Friday for Red classes and Monday for Blue classes.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Work on your group work for 7 HABITS. Groups 1 & 2 will present Friday for Red classes and Monday for Blue classes.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

1. Finish reading your group's pages in 7 HABITS (You recorded these on your plansheet.) 2. DO the plansheet. A DAY: Due Wed; B DAY: Due Thurs. (This may be found through the link to the left.) 3. Be ready to work with your group. 4. Try to bring any missing supplies, especially the journal, which we will start using tomorrow!

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Wk 2: Monday, August 17, 2015

IF YOU HAVE LA CLASS TUESDAY (tomorrow) on "B" day, you should: 1. Bring your supplies for a supply check. 2. Bring your free reading book every day. IF YOU HAVE LA CLASS WEDNESDAY on A DAY, you should: 1. Finish reading your 7 HABITS pages (according to the pages you recorded today on your Plansheet). 2. DO the plansheet. (A copy is on this website to your right.) It is due Wednesday. 3. Be ready to work with your group on Wednesday. 4. Bring any supplies Wed that you did not have today. We will be using the journal Wednesday and setting up our binders Wednesday, so please be sure you have your journal, binder, and dividers.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

1. Bring your supplies for a supply check. 2. Bring your free reading book every day. 3. Take TEAM INFORMATION home for parent signature and to decide if you want a team t-shirt. HAVE A HAPPY WEEKEND!

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

IF YOU HAVE LA TOMORROW ON "B" DAY, you should: 1. Finish FACEBOOK questionnaire--attach or draw photo. 2. Bring ID tomorrow. 3. Think about "On Demand" Writing. Decide your topic. Bring a blue or black ink pen tomorrow. IF YOU HAVE LA MONDAY ON RED DAY, you should: 1. Bring all supplies Monday for supply check. 2. Bring your free reading book. You must have it with you to read during Free Reading time and to sign for it.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

1. Finish FACEBOOK questionnaire--attach or draw photo. 2. Bring ID tomorrow. 3. Think about "On Demand" Writing. Decide your topic. Bring a blue or black ink pen tomorrow.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I hope you had a wonderful first day! It was great to start to get to know you! I know it will be a great year. NO HOMEWORK, except to start to gather your supplies. Please remember: tissues and dry erase markers go to your first core teacher! Thanks! Please also remember: TOMORROW will be another special schedule. After Block 1 Blue, you will go to Red 2,3,4 Lunch, back to Red 4, then Blue 2,3,4. Thursday, we will begin the actual block schedule.

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