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CCS Extended Instructional Schedule

School start and end times will change starting March 6, 2014 to make up for lost time due to weather cancellations. Our new school day schedule is 7:40 a.m. - 3:20 p.m. Bus stop times will be updated on Feb. 28. For more information, please click here:

http://www1.ccs.k12.in.us/district/ExtendedInstructionalDaySchedule/

National Geographic: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/find/

Geography games: www.sheppardsoftware.com/Geography.htm

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Map stats for kids;  http://www.fedstats.gov/kids/mapstats/

Geography games for kids: http://www.kidsgeo.com/geography-games/index.php

Scholastic News: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/scholasticnews/index.html

May 12-16

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:  Finish reading and creating at least 3 good interpretive questions, 1 inference, 1 connection, and a picture from a scene in your novel.  Pages to be read by tomorrow - The Westing Game - p.1-60; Rules of the Road - p.1-68; Touching Spirit Bear - p.3-93.  Be prepared for the Socratic Seminar on novels tomorrow.

Creative Writing Workshop: Reflect on Jaguar and Sea Otter rescue! 20 minutes

Read Aloud -

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities New Assignment after discussions: Literature Circles: Touching Spirit Bear - read pages 94-199; The Westing Game - read pages 61-120; Rules of the Road - read pages 69-132.  Begin creating at least 3 good interpretive questions, 1 connection, 1 inference, and a picture from a scene in the novel (visualization) with a 2-3 sentence description of the scene on the back.  Due next Tuesday!

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud -

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Literature Circles: Touching Spirit Bear - read pages 94-199; The Westing Game - read pages 61-120; Rules of the Road - read pages 69-132.  Begin creating at least 3 good interpretive questions, 1 connection, 1 inference, and a picture from a scene in the novel (visualization) with a 2-3 sentence description of the scene on the back.  Due next Tuesday! 

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Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud -

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure 

Thursday

Humanities: Literature Circles: Touching Spirit Bear - read pages 94-199; The Westing Game - read pages 61-120; Rules of the Road - read pages 69-132.  Begin creating at least 3 good interpretive questions, 1 connection, 1 inference, and a picture from a scene in the novel (visualization) with a 2-3 sentence description of the scene on the back.  Due next Tuesday!

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Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud -

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book 

Friday

Humanities:   Literature Circles: Touching Spirit Bear - read pages 94-199; The Westing Game - read pages 61-120; Rules of the Road - read pages 69-132.  Begin creating at least 3 good interpretive questions, 1 connection, 1 inference, and a picture from a scene in the novel (visualization) with a 2-3 sentence description of the scene on the back.  Due next Tuesday!

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud -

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book 

April 28-May 2

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:  ISTEP+ Testing takes place this week during periods 1-2 for 6th grade.  Station Rotation, 35 minutes each, 1. Jaguar - read chapters 8-9, write a one page summary  2. Video - watch and fill out the video worksheet/notes "Tropical Rain Forest: Saving the Forest"  3. Sea Otter Rescue - read chapter 3 and create 3 or more good interpretive questions for a Friday Socratic seminar   4. Deforestation articles -  read carefully / closely, underline the central idea / authors claim and highlight evidence.  5. Reader's Workshop / pleasure book -  record for end of the year auction   6.  Writer's Workshop - Reflection on the Read Aloud, Jaguar, Sea Otter Rescue, or free writing

Creative Writing Workshop:

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities ISTEP+ Testing takes place this week during periods 1-2 for 6th grade.  Station Rotation, 35 minutes each, 1. Jaguar - read chapters 8-9, write a one page summary  2. Video - watch and fill out the video worksheet/notes "Tropical Rain Forest: Saving the Forest"  3. Sea Otter Rescue - read chapter 3 and create 3 or more good interpretive questions for a Friday Socratic seminar   4. Deforestation articles -  read carefully / closely, underline the central idea / authors claim and highlight evidence.  5. Reader's Workshop / pleasure book -  record for end of the year auction   6.  Writer's Workshop - Reflection on the Read Aloud, Jaguar, Sea Otter Rescue, or free writing

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows - video

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: ISTEP+ Testing takes place this week during periods 1-2 for 6th grade.  Station Rotation, 35 minutes each, 1. Jaguar - read chapters 8-9, write a one page summary  2. Video - watch and fill out the video worksheet/notes "Tropical Rain Forest: Saving the Forest"  3. Sea Otter Rescue - read chapter 3 and create 3 or more good interpretive questions for a Friday Socratic seminar   4. Deforestation articles -  read carefully / closely, underline the central idea / authors claim and highlight evidence.  5. Reader's Workshop / pleasure book -  record for end of the year auction   6.  Writer's Workshop - Reflection on the Read Aloud, Jaguar, Sea Otter Rescue, or free writing

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows - video

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure  Read Sea Otter Rescue chapter 1 pages 9-18 / be up to speed with Jaguar!

Thursday

Humanities: ISTEP+ Testing takes place this week during periods 1-2 for 6th grade.  Station Rotation, 35 minutes each, 1. Jaguar - read chapters 8-9, write a one page summary  2. Video - watch and fill out the video worksheet/notes "Tropical Rain Forest: Saving the Forest"  3. Sea Otter Rescue - read chapter 3 and create 3 or more good interpretive questions for a Friday Socratic seminar   4. Deforestation articles -  read carefully / closely, underline the central idea / authors claim and highlight evidence.  5. Reader's Workshop / pleasure book -  record for end of the year auction   6.  Writer's Workshop - Reflection on the Read Aloud, Jaguar, Sea Otter Rescue, or free writing

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book 

Friday

Humanities:   Socratic Seminar: Sea Otter Rescue vs. Jaguar - what message is Roland Smith making in both books? 

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows - compare and contrast video to book.

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book 

April 21-25

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:  Americas Research wrap-up and lap book creation - final day for project Q4-1.  Pass out Sea Otter Rescue (non-fiction) and Jaguar (fiction novel). 

Creative Writing Workshop:

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities Begin with Lap Book presentations!  Review CLOSE reading: how author's use texts to send a message, compare and contrast the influence an author's point of view, purpose, and interpretation of facts has on those who read the text. Discuss the POV taken from fiction and non-fiction pieces.  Read aloud: Chapter 1,2 in Jaguar and assign chapter 3 pages 27-32.  Introduce Sea Otter Rescue and review the definitions of terms / author's note.  Predict what you think the author will try to convey through this non-fiction story.

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Discuss chapter 3 from Jaguar.  Introduce the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil, watch a short video.  Jaguar - read aloud and discuss Manaus (pull up on Google Maps) chapter 4 pages 35-45 and assign chapter 5 pages 46-62.  Sea Otter Rescue - after chapter 1 - begin creating good interpretive questions and notes about what you read.  Socratic Seminar on Friday!

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure  Read Sea Otter Rescue chapter 1 pages 9-18 / be up to speed with Jaguar!

Thursday

Humanities: Discuss chapter 5 from Jaguar. Continue with the study of the amazon river.  Read aloud chapter 6 in Jaguar pages 63-69 and assign chapter 7 pages 70-76.  Sea Otter Rescue - chapter 2 - show video of Prince William Sound, continue creating interpretive questions for the Friday seminar.

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book  Read Sea Otter Rescue chapter 2 pages 19-28 / get up to speed with Jaguar.

Friday

Humanities:  Go over and discuss chapter 7 in Jaguar.  SOCRATIC SEMINAR  -  Sea Otter Rescue 45 minutes / 20 - break - 20. 

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows - compare and contrast video to book.

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book  Make sure you are all caught up with Sea Otter Rescue and Jaguar - then read a pleasure book.

April 14-18

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:  Introduce the Americas Research Q4-1 assessment project.  Media Center lab and book cart research.  Students will choose a country from the Americas, receive a graphic organizer to help them research, and begin developing a compare/contrast essay.  They will compare and contrast their country from the Americas to their previously done European country.

Creative Writing Workshop: After reflecting on the Holocaust presentation, what questions still remain?

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: In class research with the mini-labs and book cart. The goal is to complete the graphic organizer and finish planning the compare / contrast essay by Wednesday. 

Creative Writing: - Discuss the questions from the Holocaust presentation.

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: In class research with the mini-labs and book cart. Graphic organizers and planning for the essay should be completed by today. Begin working on the Lap Book, also begin writing your compare and contrast essay. 

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: In class research with the mini-labs and book cart. Continue work on the Lap Books!  Also continue with the compare and contrast essays.

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

Friday

Humanities:  In class research with the mini-labs and book cart. Wrap-up the work on the Lap Book, finish the compare and contrast essay.  Begin preparing presentations for Monday.  What ever work isn't complete today must go home and finished over the weekend.

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

March 31-April 3

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:  Teach Atlantic South America - Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina - Create a Big Idea poster or concept map.  Individual, partner, or groups will present Tuesday. 

Creative Writing Workshop:

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Wrap-up the Atlantic South America Big Idea project and present.  Introduce the Pacific South America project - Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities:  Pacific South America Big Idea project - Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Chile.  Research and create a Big Idea poster, partner poster, or a group concept map.  Discuss the Holocaust and watch Paper Clips.

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Finish the Pacific South America research and present.  VERY SPECIAL 2:00 PM Holocaust presentation in the auditorium. 

Creative Writing: - What does the Holocaust mean to me?

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities: 

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

March 17-21

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: European Country Portfolio Presentations. 

Creative Writing Workshop:

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: European Country Portfolio Presentations.

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities:  Station Rotation: Junior Scholastic; Brain Pop-Mexico; Safari-Mexico; SS book-Mexico; Concept Map-Mexico, physical geography-history & culture, Mexico today, include vocabulary and big ideas as well as three good questions to quiz your classmates. 

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Station Rotation: Junior Scholastic; Brain Pop-Mexico; Safari-Mexico; SS book-Mexico; Concept Map-Mexico, physical geography-history & culture, Mexico today, include vocabulary and big ideas as well as three good questions to quiz your classmates. 

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  Station Rotation: Share your Concept Map

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

March 10-14

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Research - European Country, Western World + Media Center Lab -  continue working on filling out the graphic organizer for your country. YOU are an investigator and want to become an expert on your country!  Portfolio is due on Friday.

Creative Writing Workshop: portfolio

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: ISTEP + testing 8-9:45; work on portfolio / NO HOMEWORK

Creative Writing: - Portfolio paragraphs

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities:  ISTEP + testing 8-9:45; work on portfolio

Creative Writing: - Portfolio paragraphs

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: European Project!  Edit paragraphs, final draft

Creative Writing: - Portfolio

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  European Project!  Final drafts - due Tueday!

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - Freak The Mighty or Where the Red Fern Grows

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

March 3-7

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Research - European Country, Western World + Media Center Book Cart + Mini - computer lab; continue working on filling out the graphic organizer for your country. YOU are an investigator and want to become an expert on your country! 

Creative Writing Workshop:

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Research - European Country, Western World + Media Center Book Cart + Mini - computer lab; continue working on filling out the graphic organizer for your country. YOU are an investigator and want to become an expert on your country!

Creative Writing: - Portfolio paragraphs

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities:  European research - computer lab 6B

Creative Writing: - Portfolio paragraphs

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: European research - computer lab 6B

Creative Writing: - Portfolio paragraphs

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  European research - computer lab 6B

Creative Writing: - Portfolio paragraphs

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

March 3-7

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Research - European Country, Western World + Media Center Book Cart + Mini - computer lab; continue working on filling out the graphic organizer for your country. YOU are an investigator and want to become an expert on your country! 

Creative Writing Workshop: What Freedom Means to Me essays are due today.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Research - European Country, Western World + Media Center Book Cart + Mini - computer lab; continue working on filling out the graphic organizer for your country. YOU are an investigator and want to become an expert on your country!

Creative Writing: - Portfolio paragraphs

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Research - European Country, 6B computer lab - begin compiling your portfolio

Creative Writing: - Portfolio paragraphs

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Research - European Country, 6B computer lab - begin compiling your portfolio

Creative Writing: - Portfolio paragraphs

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  Research - European Country, 6B computer lab - begin compiling your portfolio

Creative Writing: - Portfolio paragraphs

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

February 24-28

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Research - European Country, Western World + Media Center Book Cart + Mini - computer lab; continue working on filling out the graphic organizer for your country. YOU are an investigator and want to become an expert on your country! 

Creative Writing Workshop:

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Research - European Country, Western World + Media Center Book Cart + Mini - computer lab; continue working on filling out the graphic organizer for your country. YOU are an investigator and want to become an expert on your country!

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: Continue writing about "What Freedom Means to Me"

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Research - European Country, Western World + Media Center Book Cart + Mini - computer lab; continue working on filling out the graphic organizer for your country. YOU are an investigator and want to become an expert on your country!

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: Continue writing about "What Freedom Means to Me"

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Research - European Country, Western World + Media Center Book Cart + Mini - computer lab; continue working on filling out the graphic organizer for your country. YOU are an investigator and want to become an expert on your country!

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: Continue writing about "What Freedom Means to Me"

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  Research - European Country, Western World + Media Center Book Cart + Mini - computer lab; continue working on filling out the graphic organizer for your country. YOU are an investigator and want to become an expert on your country!

Creative Writing: - Continue writing about "What Freedom Means to Me"

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

February 18-21

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:        PRESIDENT'S DAY - No School  

Creative Writing Workshop:

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: I am David - video, work on the compare and contrast question for Q3-3 assessment; Socratic Seminar over the I am David novel - 30 minutes; Introduce the European research project and pass out all materials.  Choose a European country to research - focus on Geography, Culture, Government, Economy          

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: Continue writing about "What Freedom Means to Me"

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: I am David - video, work on the compare and contrast question for Q3-3 assessment; Media Center at 10:50 - 11:37 am & 2:20 - 3:05 pm - Mrs. Schaub will teach students about reliable sources and proper research including work cited.           

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: Continue writing about "What Freedom Means to Me"

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Collect Q3-3 I am David assessment!  GOOD JOB Class!  Media Center Research - European Country.  10 - 11:21; 1:10 - 1:40 & 2:16 - 3:05

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: Continue writing about "What Freedom Means to Me"

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities: Media Center Research - European Country 10:00 am - 11:37 AM; 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm.

Creative Writing: - Continue writing about "What Freedom Means to Me"

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

February 10-14

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Teach Europe Since 1945 Chapter 15 section 3 p. 388-394.  Go over Southern Europe Chapter 16.  Safari - Cold War;  I am David - Read aloud p. 182-194, assign 195 - 205.  Work on the Q3-3 assessment.                      

Creative Writing Workshop: Journal entry: Do you think David could learn to be a "normal" child? Why or why not.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Teach Chapter 17  West Central Europe - European Union on Safari; I am David - Read Aloud p. 205-215 and assign p. 216-230;  Work on Q3-3 Assessment

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: Can you make an inference / prediction from our novel "I am David."

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Teach Chapter 18 Northern Europe; Safari - London - Dublin; I am David - Read Aloud p. 231-239 Work on Q3-3 Assessment

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: Reflect on our adventure through Europe.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Work on Q3-3 Assessment, watch first half of I am David. Teach chapter 19 Eastern Europe

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: How would you rate "I am David" as a story.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  I am David - video, Compare and contrast Q3-3 assessment; Teach chapter 20 Russia and the Caucasus - Russia on Safari

Creative Writing: - Continue writing about "What Freedom Means to Me"

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

February 3-7

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:  Watch the Triangle Factory Fire - you tube video clip, pass out and go over the 1911: Triangle Factory Fire" non-fiction article, and the fiction piece - the PLAY, have students close read & reread and highlight the author's claim and highlight evidence. I am David - read aloud chapter 4 pages 96-106, assign p.107-117.                          

Creative Writing Workshop: Journal entry:  Write about David's journey so far and how he's grown.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities:  Pass out and discuss the Q3-2 Industrialization assessment and assign question #1-4, collect. I am David - read aloud p. 118-130 and assign chapter 4 quiz.

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: Write about David's change of character thus far in the story. Be sure to mention how he thought, and how he acted, prior to this chapter, and compare that to his behaviors and actions, as well as thoughts, in these past few chapters.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: I am David - begin chapter 5 - read aloud p. 131-146, assign p. 147-165.  Those who need to finish Q3-2 assessment can do so after I am David.  Begin teaching regions in Europe.

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: Write about how you think David is beginning to see himself, is he proud, or ashamed?  Is he in control, or at the mercy of the world.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: I am David - Chapter 5 quiz, read aloud chapter 6 p. 166-181, assign p. 182-194. Begin teaching regions in Europe.

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: Write about how greed is discussed in the book.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:    Continue with the I am David core novel with a chapter 6 quiz, read aloud chapter 7 p. 195-205.  no assignment. Begin teaching regions in Europe.

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: Do you think David could learn to be a "normal" child? Why or why not.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

January 27-31

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:  Teach Elaboration, what is it? how can I find it in a text? An author might use exact dates or data, include real people from that time period, present information setting up a gruesome picture in ones mind; Model an article where the author uses elaboration.  Safari - A Nation in Turmoil; I AM DAVID - read aloud pages 30-40 and assign 41-50.

Creative Writing Workshop: Journal entry: Can you think of other situations where individuals feel the need to thoroughly wash as a way to cleanse themselves, both internally and externally? What are they?

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Discuss author's craft - non-fiction and fiction.  Guided practice - large group with article; Safari - Jane Addams; I AM DAVID - read aloud pages 51-62 and answer journal questions.

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: Write about David's change of character thus far in chapter 2. Be sure to mention how he thought, and how he acted, prior to this chapter, and compare that to his behaviors and actions, as well as thoughts, in this chapter.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities:

Creative Writing: - Journal entry:

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: 

Creative Writing: - Journal entry:

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  Watch the Triangle Fire - you tube video clip, pass out and go over the 1911: Triangle Factory Fire" non-fiction article, close read & reread and discuss.  Pass out and discuss the Q3-2 Industrialization assessment and assign question #1, collect.  Continue with the I am David core novel chapter 1, if finished assign chapter 1 assessment; Safari - A Nation in Turmoil / Child Labor you tube #3.

Creative Writing: - Journal entry:

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

January 20-24

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day! 

Creative Writing Workshop:

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Industrialization Q3-2, Our focus will be on central idea or theme, citing textual evidence, understanding the difference between explicit and inferential to support student analysis of the text, Close reading - I can describe the impact of industrialization on the lives of individuals; Drama / Informational Text; Teach section 2, 3 in the Western World and go over section 4 thoroughly - p.366-370 assign section 4 assessment 1-4; Safari - Horrible Histories - Ingenious Industrials / Child labor you tube #1.

Creative Writing: - Journal entry: What was the industrial revolution?  Why did it begin?

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Review section 4 - and present a PP over it / take good notes.  Pass out "I am David" core novel and introduce - provide background knowledge and begin reading chapter 1.  Safari - Industrialization and urbanization /  Child Labor you tube #2

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Watch the Triangle Fire - you tube video clip, pass out and go over the 1911: Triangle Factory Fire" non-fiction article, close read & reread and discuss.  Pass out and discuss the Q3-2 Industrialization assessment and assign question #1, collect.  Continue with the I am David core novel chapter 1, if finished assign chapter 1 assessment; Safari - A Nation in Turmoil / Child Labor you tube #3.

Creative Writing: - Journal - After watching the you tube videos about child labor, what are your thoughts and feelings?

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  Pass out the play: "The Triangle Factory Fire" close read, reread and discuss. Pass out the Q3-2 Industrialization worksheet and assign questions #2, #3 and then collect.  Safari - Jane Addams / Child Labor #4, #5

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

January 13-17

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:  Welcome back - Introduce the Renaissance Research speech project.

Creative Writing Workshop:

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Model weak claims with the Oprah article; Media Center lab, Renaissance argument speech - Consider how Renaissance ideas, philosophies, and inventions have impacted our lives today. WHO had the greatest impact? Research one individual from the Renaissance and create an argument speech based on the claim that his or her life's work had the most impact on our 21st century society. Begin with  -  ...life's work had the most significant impact on 21st century society.  Renaissance Man clip.  Elements of an argument, CLAIM = your position statement, REASONS = explains how/why the evidence supports the claim, EVIDENCE = specific details/facts that support the claim.

Creative Writing: - Writer's workshop - plan it out and create a paragraph about your holiday break 

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: 1. Strong speaker samples - Walt Disney practice - Media lab for Research - period 3 & 7* pick one and identify their life's work and accomplishments - their history; * take good notes - graphic organizer; * keep a works cited word doc (credible sources only!!); fill out the template

http://www1.ccs.k12.in.us/teachers/schelli/rendebate 

Creative Writing: - take good notes and begin developing your claim & speech

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Media Center labs 3 & 7 * prepare speech on notecards and begin by stating your claim; *Reasons why and then evidence; * practice and prepare

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  Stations: 1. SPEECH; 2. Steve Jobs assessment; 3. Junior Scholastic 4. Reader's Workshop 5. Book Exploration - Street Through Time, ...

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

Happy New Year - January 6-10

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:  NO SCHOOL

Creative Writing Workshop:

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Welcome back!  Renaissance argument - Consider how Renaissance ideas, philosophies, and inventions have impacted our lives today. WHO had the greatest impact? Research one individual from the Renaissance and create an argument speech based on the claim that his or her life's work had the most impact on our 21st century society. Begin with  -  ...life's work had the most significant impact on 21st century society.  Renaissance Man clip.  Elements of an argument, CLAIM = your position statement, REASONS = explains how/why the evidence supports the claim, EVIDENCE = specific details/facts that support the claim.

Creative Writing: - Writer's workshop - plan it out and create a paragraph about your holiday break 

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: 1. Strong speaker samples - MLK Jr. & JFK, share presentation clips/examples, Go over the Oprah piece and model WEAK CLAIM - 6B lab for Research  *search several people from the Renaissance; * pick one and identify their life's work and accomplishments - their history; * take good notes - graphic organizer; * keep a works cited word doc (credible sources only!!); fill out the template

Creative Writing: - take good notes and begin developing your claim & speech

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Walt Disney model; 6B Lab - * prepare speech on notecards and begin by stating your claim; *Reasons why and then evidence; * practice and prepare

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  Stations: 1. SPEECH; 2. Reader's workshop; 3. Writer's workshop; 4. Steve Jobs assessment; 5. Book Exploration - Street Through Time, ...

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

December 16-20

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:  30 minute Close read, Group 1 - Leonardo the Artist & Dreamer; Group 2 Leonardo's Useful Machines; Group 3 - Leonardo & Water; Group 4 - Leonardo in FlightGroup 5 Leonardo's War Inventions;  Review the Leonardo presentation - December 19 and allow time for planning;

PHOTO - STORY finalization today in the media center. Students will record their projects and finalize.

Creative Writing Workshop: Work on the Leonardo paragraph - connected to your book section

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Leonardo presentation project work time; 6B computer lab - display boards completed by Wednesday!!

Creative Writing: - work on the Leonardo paragraph - connected to your book section

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: National Geography Bee - Work on the Leonardo presentation display boards, pictures, information, etc.

Creative Writing: - Paragraphs completed and displayed on the presentation board.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Leonardo Da Vinci Inventions Presentations in the LGI classrooms; Students will share their Photo-Stories on the history of the Renaissance, their Summary of the Leonardo Da Vinci inventions section that they read, and their self-created illustration / models of his original ideas.

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  Finish Harris Burdick books and share with each other.

Creative Writing: - Share the Harris Burdick stories / celebration

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

December 9-13

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:  Q2-4a Reading Analysis will be on Friday!  Pass out Leonardo Da Vinci books and teach Cause and Effect p. 66-68, Problem & Solution p. 83-84, Sequential p. 88-89, Description p. 37-38, Compare & Contrast p. 4-5;  30 minute Close read, Group 1 - Leonardo the Artist & Dreamer; Group 2 Leonardo's Useful Machines; Group 3 - Leonardo & Water; Group 4 - Leonardo in FlightGroup 5 Leonardo's War Inventions;  Review the Leonardo presentation - December 19 and allow time for planning; Those not done with the History of the Renaissance photo-story need to finish by Wednesday.

Creative Writing Workshop: Begin work on the Leonardo paragraph - connected to your book section

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Leonardo presentation project work time; Teach Summary - pass out the article "Biden meets with China president ..."  read, underline the main idea, highlight evidence. Discuss writing a summary - practice.  Those not done with the History of the Renaissance photo-story need to finish by Wednesday.

Creative Writing: - work on the Leonardo paragraph - connected to your book section

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: 8B Computer Lab - research and project development, bring tri-boards and all materials to the lab.  Finish any HB stories that haven't been typed and printed. Those not done with the History of the Renaissance photo-story need to finish by today!

Creative Writing: - work on the Leonardo paragraph - connected to your book section

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: 8B Computer Lab - research and project development, bring tri-boards and all materials to the lab. Finish any HB stories that haven't been typed and printed.

Creative Writing: - work on the Leonardo paragraph - connected to your book section

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  Q2-4a Reading Analysis assessment - must bring the Leonardo book!  When done: work on your Leonardo project, HB book development, Reader's workshop.

Creative Writing: - work on the Leonardo paragraph - connected to your book section

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

December 2-6

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:  Introduce the AMAZING DA VINCI Inventions research project.  Teach the Renaissance time period, power point - take good notes. Chapter 14 - section 1, partner read pages 344-349 and work on section 1 assessment 1-3.  Safari - Renaissance Art, Music, and Literature. Teach Text Structures - power point presentation.  

Creative Writing Workshop: Renaissance means - Rebirth, what do you think this means in regard to what we will be studying?

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Media Center Research - Renaissance People & Events

Creative Writing:

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Media Center Research - Renaissance People & Events

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Media Center Research - Renaissance People & Events

Creative Writing: 

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  Pass out Leonardo Da Vinci books, Introduce and teach description p. 37-38, Compare and Contrast p. 4-5  Take good notes

Creative Writing

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Lab 6A - rough draft revisions - Medieval Narratives

Creative Writing Workshop:

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities:  Lab 6A - final draft Medieval Narratives

Creative Writing: Medieval Narrative

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Medieval Narratives are DUE today.  Wrap up Harris Burdick stories and work on books.

Creative Writing: -

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities:  

Creative Writing: 

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:   

Creative Writing

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

November 18-22

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Medieval Narrative, allow for 30 minutes of narrative creation. ROUGH DRAFT due Friday. Introduce the Crusades and assign Q/A pages 1-4, due Thursday.  Work on the Black Death investigation - also due on Thursday. 

Creative Writing Workshop: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - make sure your TOP 3 stories are ready to be typed on Friday.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities:  Medieval Narrative, allow for 30 minutes of rough draft narrative creation.  Crusades - go over and close read 5-7 and assign Q/A pages 5-7.  Continue working on the Black Death investigation.

Creative Writing: Medieval Narrative

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Medieval Narrative, allow for 30 minutes of narrative creation. Work on Crusades and Black death investigation - due tomorrow!

Creative Writing: - Medieval Narrative

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities:  Medieval Narrative, allow for 30 minutes of narrative creation. Collect and check the Crusades and Black Death packets.

Creative Writing:  Medieval Narrative

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  Medieval Narrative, rough draft due today!  Students can begin typing rough draft once they finish their Harris Burdick stories. 

Creative WritingThe Mysteries of Harris Burdick - finish your top three stories, 6A lab for typing of stories

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

November 11-15

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Lit. Circle assignment for the week.  Blood Red Horse: Ch. 18 - end; Crispin: Ch. 40 - end; Girl in a Cage: Ch.25 - end; The Squire's Tale: Ch. 9 - end; Matilda Bone: Ch. 14 - end; 

Medieval Times - Go over Good Masters, Sweet Ladies  - model a good Medieval Narrative and allow for 30 minutes of narrative creation. Station work: A Street Through Time, Western World, The Electronic Passport to the Middle Ages, Brain Pop - Medieval, BOOKS

Creative Writing Workshop: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - make sure your TOP 3 stories are ready to be typed on Friday.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities:  Medieval Narrative, allow for 30 minutes of narrative creation.  Station work: A Street Through Time, Western World, The Electronic Passport to the Middle Ages, Brain Pop - Medieval, BOOKS

Creative Writing: Medieval Narrative

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Medieval Narrative, allow for 30 minutes of narrative creation. Station work: A Street Through Time, Western World, The Electronic Passport to the Middle Ages, Brain Pop - Medieval, BOOKS

Creative Writing: - Medieval Narrative

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities:  Medieval Narrative, allow for 30 minutes of narrative creation.   Station work: A Street Through Time, Western World, The Electronic Passport to the Middle Ages, Brain Pop - Medieval, BOOKS

Creative Writing:  The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - top 3 rough drafts done and ready to be typed.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  Literature Circle Novel Socratic Seminar  - LGI - 9:45 & 1:15   Medieval Narrative, allow for 30 minutes of narrative creation.

Creative WritingThe Mysteries of Harris Burdick - finish your top three stories, 6B lab for typing of stories

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

November 4-8

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Lit. Circle assignment for the week.  Blood Red Horse: Ch. 10-17 p. 101-189; Crispin: Ch. 24-39 p.109-202; Girl in a Cage: Ch.15-24 p. 85-161; The Squire's Tale: Ch. 6-8 p. 81-135; Matilda Bone: Ch. 9-13 p. 72-123; 

Medieval Times - Introduce the time period and Q2-3 assessment.  Safari - Horrible Histories-The Measly Middle Ages - 24 min.  Medieval Times - Power Point; Also introduce Medieval STATIONS to begin tomorrow.

Creative Writing Workshop: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - make sure your TOP 3 stories are ready to be typed on Friday.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities:  Safari - Medieval Times; Station work: A Street Through Time, Western World, The Electronic Passport to the Middle Ages, Brain Pop - Medieval, BOOKS

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - top 3

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Station work: A Street Through Time, Western World, The Electronic Passport to the Middle Ages, Brain Pop - Medieval, BOOKS

Creative Writing: - The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - top 3

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities:  Station work: A Street Through Time, Western World, The Electronic Passport to the Middle Ages, Brain Pop - Medieval, BOOKS;  Finish 3 good interpretive questions with evidence for tomorrow's Literature Circles. 

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - top 3

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities:  Literature Circle Novel Socratic Seminar  - LGI - 9:45 & 1:15

Creative WritingThe Mysteries of Harris Burdick - finish your top three stories, 6A lab for typing of stories

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

October 28- November 1

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:  Fire of Vesuvius play practice - 30 minutes. Lit. Circle assignment for the week.  Blood Red Horse: Ch. 3-9 p. 18-100; Crispin: Ch. 4-23 p.16-108; Girl in a Cage: Ch. 4-14 p. 14-84; The Squire's Tale: Ch. 2-5 p.16-80; Matilda Bone: Ch. 3-8 p.20-71;  Medieval Times - Introduce the time period and Q2-3 assessment.  Safari - Horrible Histories-The Measly Middle Ages - 24 min.

Creative Writing Workshop: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - develop #1-final draft due Thursday.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities:   Fire of Vesuvius play practice - 30 minutes.  Safari - A History of the Middle Ages -20min.

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - rough draft #1 story  -  final home edit

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Fire of Vesuvius play practice - 50 minutes.  Auditorium 

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 6A - Type final draft of your number 1 story.

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities:  Fire of Vesuvius play practice - 30 minutes. Finish 3 good interpretive questions with evidence for tomorrow's Literature Circles. 

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Celebration LGI room

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities: Fire of Vesuvius play - Auditorium, Literature Circle Novel Socratic Seminar

Creative Writing

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

October 21-25

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities:   FALL BREAK - NO SCHOOL

Creative Writing Workshop: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities:   Fire of Vesuvius play practice - 30 minutes.  The "Mighty Roman Empire" article - pass out and underline the central idea of the text and highlight evidence.  Work on completing the Q2-1 graphic organizer.

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Fire of Vesuvius play practice - 30 minutes.  Students need to work on the Q2-1 graphic organizer paragraph.

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities:  Fire of Vesuvius play practice - 30 minutes. Students need to work on the Q2-1 graphic organizer paragraph.

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities: Fire of Vesuvius play practice - 30 minutes.  Q2-1 DUE

Creative WritingThe Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

October 14-18

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Fire of Vesuvius play practice - 30 minutes. Teach Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius. Begin Q2-1 Rome - research, fill out the graphic organizer. 

Creative Writing Workshop: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Fire of Vesuvius play practice - 30 minutes.  Rome - research, fill out the graphic organizer.

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Fire of Vesuvius play practice - 30 minutes.  Rome - research, fill out the graphic organizer.

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities:  Fire of Vesuvius play practice - 30 minutes.  Rome - research, fill out the graphic organizer.

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities: NO SCHOOL  FALL BREAK

Creative WritingThe Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

October7-11

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Ancient Greece - Introduce the CONCEPT MAP and explain the Team Challenge.  Teams will: present their research on Thursday, October 10, include information about the Rise, Accomplishments, and Fall of this great civilization. Teams will begin researching today.

Creative Writing Workshop: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Ancient Greece Concept Map - Media Center Lab / main floor research.

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: 6A lab - Ancient Greece Concept Map research - due tomorrow.

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Ancient Greece Concept Map presentations! 

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities: Introduce the "Fire of Vesuvius" play. Show a short video on Vesuvius.  Assign parts and pass out scripts.

Creative WritingThe Mysteries of Harris Burdick - 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - SON - Lowry

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Alexander the Great - begin work on the rough draft essay. DUE FRIDAY 1. Introduce your topic and include your claim, include a brief explanation of the topic including background information, this is when you assert your side - refer to the How to Write an Argument Essay worksheet teachers/uploads/kknerr/uploads/File/How_to_Write_and_Argument_Essay.docx

remember to cite all sources!  INTRO: Socratic Seminar - watch a sample video and begin developing higher level questions for the seminar. - Friday

Creative Writing Workshop: 15 minute creative writing journals

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Alexander the Great - continue working on the rough draft essay. Cite sources - (practice exit slip)  Higher Level questions for the Socratic Seminar can begin with...Why do you think..., What evidence can you find..., Can you identify the ...  Take home the rough draft for a final home edit

Creative Writing: Introduce The Mysteries of Harris Burdick creative writing workshop. Begin with #1

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: 6A lab - 1. Begin typing your final draft  2. Follow your assignment sheet  3. Use the How to Write an Argument Essay worksheet  4. Use your rubric  Socratic Seminar questions check and partner placement.

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick #2

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: 6A Computer Lab - Finish your essay and print it out.  Everyone must have a Bibliography Page with proper works cited. 

Creative Writing: The Mysteries of Harris Burdick #3

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities: Collect all Alexander the Great essays, review the Socratic Seminar with the class and have students begin.  Check for understanding.

Creative WritingThe Mysteries of Harris Burdick #4 

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

September 23-27

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Introduce the Alexander the Great or Not project - ((DUE on October 2nd) pass out articles, have small group discussions on what makes a GREAT leader, clarify Argument and claim - watch a video on Alexander the Great!  Remember, "According to Who"   Students will receive their essay assignment as well.

Articles: read CLOSELY and highlight textual evidence, be able to identify the author's claim.

Articles: 

teachers/uploads/kknerr/uploads/File/Alexander_the_Great-both_viewpoints.docx

teachers/uploads/kknerr/uploads/File/Alexander_Usborne_pages_74-75.pdf

teachers/uploads/kknerr/uploads/File/Alexander_the_Great_Junior_Scholastic_Article.pdf

teachers/uploads/kknerr/uploads/File/Alexander_Wins.pdf

teachers/uploads/kknerr/uploads/File/How_Great_was_Alexander.pdf

teachers/uploads/kknerr/uploads/File/In_the_Footsteps_of_Alexander_the_Great_p._180-185.pdf

teachers/uploads/kknerr/uploads/File/Key_Events_in_Alexander_s_Military_Career.pdf

Creative Writing Workshop: Write a story - Pass out the story map and plot diagram - refer to the graphic organizers to begin a writing piece.  Have students begin writing a piece using the graphic organizer to plan it out.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 10 minutes - Pleasure book

Tuesday

Humanities: 6B computer lab for Alexander Research - utilize Clay Middle Media Center links to GREAT and reliable databases - ABC-Clio, etc.  Articles need to be read from paper or digital sources, take good notes and begin to determine your claim. 

Creative Writing: Writer's Workshop: Finish planning your story with the graphic organizer; begin the rough draft (15 minutes)

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 10 minutes - Pleasure book

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Alexander the Great article wrap-up and work time; Small group Alexander the Great or Not discussion using the My Claim worksheet, teachers/uploads/kknerr/uploads/File/1-3_Alexander_NOTES.docx

Begin writing your essay by stating your claim and developing your argument.

Creative Writing: Writer's Workshop: Continue writing your story, work on the rough draft.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: 6B computer lab - work on your essay, research, and argument. 

Creative Writing: Writer's Workshop: continue with your story / rough draft.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Readers Workshop - 10 minutes - Pleasure book

Friday

Humanities: Alexander the Great or Not work time, focus on the argument.

Creative Writing: Journals:  Write the name of your current pleasure book and the pages read this week, then summarize the book so far, identify the central idea / theme and include characters and plot.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

September 16-20

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Teach POV point of view Reader's Journey pages 292-301; Introduce Ancient Civilizations with a short video; Explain the Ancient Civilization - Alexander the Great stations; Q1-2 Graphic Organizer work time - read the articles closely and identify the author's central claim, underline the claim and answer the questions on the graphic organizer - due Wednesday. 

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Creative Writing Workshop: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Summarize the 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Ancient Civilization - Alexander the Great stations

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Make a prediction about what will happen next in the 6th Grade Nickname Game to this point.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Turn in Q1-2 assessment; Computer lab 6B research on Alexander the Great!

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Make a connection to the 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Ancient Civilization - Alexander the Great stations

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Visualize a scene from the Nickname Game and write about it?

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Readers Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities: Ancient Civilization - Alexander the Great stations

Creative Writing: Journals:  Write the name of your current pleasure book and the pages read this week, then summarize the book so far, identify the central idea / theme and include characters and plot.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Reader's Workshop - 15 minutes 1. Pleasure book

September 9-13

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Work on the Giver.  Write Source 2000 writing a letter, using one of the graphic organizers I passed out last week spend 10 minutes planning out your letter to Mother, Father, and Lily.  Say No to Class Pets article - read aloud and model how to identify just the claims made by the author.  Show the ABC-clio video clip on argument writing.

Creative Writing Workshop: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Summarize the Giver or the 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Finish the GIVER; Begin writing a rough draft letter home to Mother, Father, and Lily - due tomorrow.  Model the article, "Why College Football Should Be Banned" set aside personal feelings and perspectives in order to read and recognize the facts the author presents.  According to Who?

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Make a prediction about what will happen next in the Giver or the 6th Grade Nickname Game to this point.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Pass out the TWO articles and have students read through, go back and reread closely and begin work on the graphic organizer. DUE the 18th.  Begin the editing process with a 20 minute writer's workshop.  FINAL Home edit tonight!  LAP BOOK work time.

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Make a connection to the Giver or the 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Computer Lab 6B for letter home to Mother, Father, and Lily - final draft, Lap Books due tomorrow.  Q1-2 Graphic Organizer work time.

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Visualize a scene from the Giver or the Nickname Game and write about it?

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities: LAP BOOKS on the GIVER are due today.  Presentations by tables then anyone who would like to share with the entire class can.  Work on the Q1-2 Graphic Organizer - reading articles, etc...

Creative Writing: Journals:  Write the name of your current pleasure book and the pages read this week, then summarize the book so far, identify the central idea / theme and include characters and plot.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Reader's Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure book

September 2-6

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: LABOR DAY - NO SCHOOL

Creative Writing Workshop: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Make an inference about the Giver or the 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

HumanitiesSocial Studies stations. Listen to chapter 10-11 in the Giver and fill out the character and plot chart.  Spend time working on your lap book. 

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Summarize the Giver or the 6th Grade Nickname Game to this point.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Social Studies stations.  Work on your Giver lap books.  Listen to chapters 12-13 in the Giver and work on your character and plot charts.

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Make a prediction about what will happen next in the Giver or the 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Social Studies stations, also work on lap books for the Giver.  Listen to chapter 14-15, take good notes.

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Make a connection to the Giver or the Nickname Game?

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities: Listen and take notes on the Giver - chapter 16-17, work on your character and plot chart.  Work on lap books!  SS station work - final day!

Creative Writing: Journals:  Write the name of your current pleasure book and the pages read this week, then summarize the book so far, identify the central idea / theme and include characters and plot.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Reader's Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure book

August 26 - 30

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Finish the History of Me projects.  Introduce the Social Studies stations and listen to chapter 2 in the Giver.

Creative Writing Workshop: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Make an inference about the Giver or the 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

HumanitiesSocial Studies stations. Go over and assign the lap book project with the Giver. 

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Make a connection to the Giver or the 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Social Studies stations.  Work on your Giver lap books.

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Visualize a scene from the Giver or the 6th Grade Nickname Game and write about it.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: Social Studies stations, also work on lap books for the Giver.

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: What questions do you have about the Giver?

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities: Listen and take notes on the Giver, character and plot chart.  Work on lap books!

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Summarize the Giver up to this point.

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game

Reader's Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure book

August 19-23

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Go over the History of Me project and get started.

Creative Writing Workshop: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: After my first week of school I'm concerned about... I really enjoy ... about Clay Middle School.

Read Aloud -

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Rough Draft - personal narrative. 

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Think about the Nickname Game and identify the characters so far and describe the plot.

Read Aloud -

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: Begin the Giver - create a character and plot chart for the book.  Computer lab - finish your narrative rough draft. It should be taken home for a final HOME EDIT tonight.  Begin work on your power point. 

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Make a connection to the 6th Grade Nickname Game. It could be a text to text, text to self, or a text to world.

Read Aloud -

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: The History of Me project  -  Computer lab, type final draft of the narrative, finish the power point.

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: What's been the hardest part of your "History of Me" project?  What have you enjoyed most?

Read Aloud - The 6th Grade Nickname Game.

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities: The History of Me project presentations

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: Make a prediction about what will happen next in the Nickname Game.

Read Aloud -

Reader's Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure book

WELCOME BACK! August 12-16

Monday

Finding Our Greatness Together

Humanities: Teacher work day!

Creative Writing Workshop: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer:

Read Aloud -

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Tuesday

Humanities: Professional Development for teachers

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer:

Read Aloud -

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure/novel

Wednesday

Media Center - book check-out

Humanities: DAY 1 - Welcome Back activities

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer:

Read Aloud -

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure

Thursday

Humanities: The History of Me project

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: What is your biggest concern with 6th grade?  Journal entry: How can you be successful in 6th grade?

Read Aloud - The 6th grade nickname game.

Readers Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure

Friday

Humanities: The History of Me project

Creative Writing: WoSSaH - Bell Ringer: How was your 1st week of 6th grade, what concerns do you have?Journal entry: What part of 6th grade do you like best so far? 

Read Aloud -

Reader's Workshop - 20 minutes 1. Pleasure book