CURRENT UNIT INFORMATION

During the month of April, the essential question guiding our readings & discussions will be related to utopias, more specifically whether a utopia can be achieved. Our anchor text will be The Giver, but our focus will move beyond the pages of the book. We'll definitely focus on building our literacy skills, but we'll also delve into being more responsive to the social issues of our time. Throughout the unit, students will work collaboratively to address a social issue that's of importance to them. They'll research the history and prevalence of the issue, brainstorm possible solutions, and address roadblocks and new problems that may arise related to their solutions. They'll present their findings at the end of the unit.

   

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. 


April, 2021:  Classwork & Assessment Calendar


Note:  Check the reading calendar for The Giver for specifics related to annotations.   Students are expected to keep up with the daily readings even if they’re absent.


March 29

March 30

March 31

April 1

April 2

*Unit 3 assessment prep.:

Read “The Cat Who Thought She Was A Dog, And The Dog Who Thought He Was A Cat” and complete CR essay plan

*Unit 3 assessment 3/30 through 4/1

Unit 3 assessment today:

-Terms & concepts

-Comprehension

-Begin CR


Unit 3 assessment continues:

-Finish drafting  CR

Unit 3 assessment today:

-Revise & edit CR

No school - spring holiday!

April 5

April 6

April 7

April 8

April 9

*The Giver:

Read chapters 1-2 by Thursday and complete annotations about daily life

*The Giver:

Read chapters 1-2 by Thursday and complete annotations about daily life

*The Giver:

Read chapters 1-2 by Thursday and complete annotations about daily life

*The Giver:

Read chapters 3-4 by Monday


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz Weds. (all bases, unit 11 words)

*The Giver:

-Journal: China's Two Child Policy

Read chapters 3-4 by Monday


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz Weds. (all bases, unit 11 words)

April 12

April 13

April 14

April 15

April 16

*The Giver:

Read chapters 5-8 by Weds. & complete annotations about key events


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz Weds. (all bases, unit 11 words)

*The Giver:

Read chapters 5-8 by Weds. & complete annotations about key events


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz Weds. (all bases, unit 11 words)

Vocab. quiz today - all bases, unit 11 words!



*The Giver:

Read chapters 9-12 by Monday

*The Giver:

Read chapters 9-12 by Monday

April 19

April 20

April 21

April 22

April 23

*The Giver:

Read chapters 13-16 by Wednesday and complete annotations about memories

*The Giver:

Read chapters 13-16 by Wednesday and complete annotations about memories

*The Giver:

Read chapters 17-20 by Monday & write a prediction for the ending

*The Giver:

-Read chapters 17-20 by Monday & write a prediction for the ending

-Utopia project presentations start Thursday.

*The Giver:

-Read chapters 17-20 by Monday & write a prediction for the ending

-Utopia project presentations start Thursday.


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz Thursday - all bases, units 11 & 12 words

April 26

April 27

April 28

April 29

April 30

*The Giver:

-Read chapters 21-23 by Wednesday and journal (explain the ending)

-Utopia project presentations start Thursday.


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz Thursday - all bases, units 11 & 12 words

*The Giver:

-Read chapters 21-23 by Wednesday and journal (explain the ending)

-Utopia project presentations start Thursday.


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz Thursday - all bases, units 11 & 12 words

*The Giver:

Utopia project presentations start Thursday.


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz Thursday - all bases, units 11 & 12 words

Vocab. Quiz today - all bases, units 11 & 12 words!


*The Giver:

Utopia project presentations 

*The Giver:

Utopia project presentations start Thursday


*Coming up:

-Oral storytelling

-Vocab. unit 13