CURRENT UNIT INFORMATION

Our next unit will focus on theme development (unit 3 in the anthology). We will reinforce the importance of the standards & literary concepts we’ve studied so far this year, but we will add a new layer with theme. Fiction pieces from the anthology will be paired with related nonfiction pieces throughout this unit to highlight how themes are developed across genres.     We will continue to reinforce the importance of being able to analyze and support our theses through analytic literary writing.   


As always, our vocabulary program will continue to focus on prefixes & roots.   You can access a current unit word list on the sidebar.  Additionally, there’s a link to online supports such as flashcards (both traditional print versions as well as electronic versions), review tests, & review games.  These can be accessed under the “vocabulary” tab on the sidebar. 


Homework & Assessment Calendar:  February, 2021


Feb. 1

Feb. 2

Feb. 3

Feb. 4

Feb. 5

*The Outsiders:

-EQFU plan due Weds.

*The Outsiders:

-EQFU plan due Weds.

*The Outsiders:

-EQFU:  draft intro. paragraph and 1st body paragraph

*The Outsiders:

-EQFU:  draft 2nd paragraph and concluding paragraph

*The Outsiders:

-EQFU final draft due Monday.

Feb. 8

Feb. 9

Feb. 10

Feb. 11

Feb. 12

Clean your room!

Make dinner for the family!

Plan a family game night!

*The Outsiders:

-ETM: plan due Tues.

*The Outsiders:

-ETM: plan due Tues.

Feb. 15

Feb. 16

Feb. 17

Feb. 18

Feb. 19

No School - President’s Day!


*The Outsiders:

-ETM: RD due Thurs.   PRINT!!


*The Outsiders:

-ETM: RD due Thurs.   PRINT!!



*The Outsiders:

-ETM: revisions & FD due Tues.



*The Outsiders:

-ETM: revisions & FD due Tues.


*Upcoming assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Thurs. (all bases, unit 9 words); complete chart independently

Feb. 22

Feb. 23

Feb. 24

Feb. 25

Feb. 26

*Exploring Culture:

Presentations on Wednesday


*Upcoming assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Thurs. (all bases, unit 9 words); complete chart independently



*Exploring Culture:

Presentations on Wednesday


*Upcoming assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Thurs. (all bases, unit 9 words); complete chart independently





*Vocab.:

Complete unit 9 chart; highlight your four best sentences!


*Upcoming assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Thurs. (all bases, unit 9 words); complete chart independently


Vocab. Quiz today - all bases, unit 9 words!




*Unit 3:  Theme:

Read p304 & p306 in the anthology and complete the note guide


March, 2021:  Classwork & Assessment Calendar


March 1

March 2

March 3

March 4

March 5

*U3:  Theme

Complete “The Two Brothers” questions on Nearpod

Try a new recipe!


*U3:  Theme:

Children’s story theme presentations

Go outside and look for signs of spring!

*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz next Friday - all bases, words from units 9 & 10.   Complete the chart independently.

March 8

March 9

March 10

March 11

March 12

*U3:  Theme:

Read “Amigo Brothers” & complete character chart.   Entrance quiz Tuesday.


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz next Friday - all bases, words from units 9 & 10.   Complete the chart independently.

“Amigo Brothers” entrance quiz today!


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz next Friday - all bases, words from units 9 & 10.   Complete the chart independently.

*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz next Friday - all bases, words from units 9 & 10.   Complete the chart independently.

*U3:  Theme:

-Boxing CR plan


*Vocab.:

Complete & edit unit 10 chart


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz next Friday - all bases, words from units 9 & 10.   Complete the chart independently.

Vocab. Quiz today - all bases, units 9/10 words.


*U3:  Theme:

-Boxing CR:  introductory paragraph and 1st body paragraph (draft)

March 15

March 16

March 17

March 18

March 19

*U3:  Theme:

-Boxing CR:  complete the rough draft

*U3:  Theme:

-Boxing CR:  FD due Wednesday

*U3:  Theme:

-”War of the Wall:  read, complete front side of theme chart; entrance quiz Thursday

“War of the Wall” entrance quiz today!

Spring break next week.   Enjoy your time off!