CURRENT UNIT INFORMATION

As we return from break, we'll take what we've learned about plot, conflict, & character development and apply it to both narrative writing and a novel study. We'll start back with a focus on character development. Students will use the methods of characterization and narrative writing elements to develop an original character.

We'll then segue into our novel study, using The Outsiders as our anchor text. We'll explore themes through paired readings of nonfiction articles that connect to themes explored in the novel. Students are expected to keep up with the daily reading even if absent.


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:  January, 2021

Note:  Be ready for daily reading checks for The Outsiders.    Check the calendar below or the reading calendar for the reading schedule.   It’s expected that you keep up with the reading if you are absent.


Jan. 4

Jan. 5

Jan. 6

Jan. 7

Jan .8

No school - winter break!

*Character Sketch:

-Plan due Thursday

*Character Sketch:

-Plan due Thursday

*Character Sketch:

-RD due Tuesday (PRINT)

*Character Sketch:

-RD due Tuesday (PRINT)


*Upcoming assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Friday (all bases, unit 7 words)

Jan. 11

Jan. 12

Jan. 13

Jan. 14

Jan. 15

*Character Sketch:

-RD due Tuesday (PRINT)


*Upcoming assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Friday (all bases, unit 7 words)

*Character Sketch:

-FD due Thursday


*Upcoming assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Friday (all bases, unit 7 words)



*Character Sketch:

-FD due Thursday


*Upcoming assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Friday (all bases, unit 7 words)

*The Outsiders:

-Read chapters 1 & 2 & complete character trait annotations (due Tuesday)


*Vocab.:

-Complete & edit unit 7 chart


*Upcoming assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Friday (all bases, unit 7 words)


*End of 1st semester


Vocab. Quiz today - all bases, unit 7 words)!


*The Outsiders:

-Read chapters 1 & 2 & complete character trait annotations (due Tuesday)

Jan. 18

Jan. 19

Jan. 20

Jan. 21

Jan. 22

No school - Martin Luther King Day!


*The Outsiders:

-Gang journal

*The Outsiders:

-Read chapter 3 & complete conflict chart

*The Outsiders:

-Read chapter 4 & complete key events annotations

*The Outsiders:

-Read chapters 5 & 6


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz Friday (all bases, units 7  & 8 words)

Jan. 25

Jan. 26

Jan. 27

Jan. 28

Jan. 29

*The Outsiders:

-Read chapters 7 & 8 & complete discussion question annotations


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz Friday (all bases, units 7  & 8 words)

*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz Friday (all bases, units 7  & 8 words)

*The Outsiders:

-Read chapter 9 & prepare for debate

-Essential Question Follow-up (EQFU) prep.


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz Friday (all bases, units 7  & 8 words)

*The Outsiders:

-EQFU prep.


*Vocab.:

-Complete & edit unit 8 chart


*Upcoming assessments:

Vocab. quiz Friday (all bases, units 7  & 8 words)

Vocab. Quiz today - all bases, units 7 & 8 words)!


*The Outsiders:

-Finish reading the novel & complete story impressions

-EQFU prep.

Feb. 1

Feb. 2

Feb. 3

Feb. 4

Feb. 5

Coming up:

-The Outsiders essential question follow up

-Explode the Moment