• February 25 - March 1, 2019

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 2/25/2019 4:05:00 PM

     Monday, 2/25/19

    Journals 7-9 due (Homework from Friday)

    Informational Article:  "Understanding and Dealing with Loss"

    Read The Outsiders Chapters 10-11:  How does Ponyboy deal with the loss of his friend, Johnny?

    Make connections with the essential questions and Big Idea of the unit:

    Big Idea:  Societal Structure has the power to promote or limit freedom, choice, and desire.

    Essential questions:

    1. How do societal divisions affect communities?
    2. Do social class and wealth affect happiness?
    3. How do cliques and gangs affect our worldview?
    4. What makes up a person's identity?
    5. What are the limitations of friendship?
    6. What does our response to conflict teach us about ourselves?

    Homework:  If you did not turn in Dialectal Journal today, they are due tomorrow.  Points are deducted for lateness.

    Tuesday, 2/26/19

    Quick Formative RI.8.8 (Standard Review)

    Completion of the Novel (Chapter 12)

    Dialectal Journal Group Activities (turn in all journals)

    • Students will re-do journals where quotes did not connect to the essential questions or the Big Idea in class - Grades will be taken from the re-do and turned in today in class!

    Vocabulary review for Chapter 7-9 Quiz (Wednesday) Kahoot it! or Quizizz

    Argument Writing review and Timed Essay Prep

    Homework:  Study for Quiz:  Chapters 7-9 (Vocabulary included)

    Wednesday, 2/27/19

    Quiz Chapter 7-9 The Outsiders

    Chapters 10-12 Vocabulary Quizizz and Review

    Argument Essay Outline 

    RL.8.1, 2, 3, 4, 6 Mini-Assessment [Case 21 Review]

    Thursday, 2/28/19

    Timed-Writing:  Argument Essay (The Outsiders)  75 minutes 

    Complete Vocabulary 10-12 notebook 

    Case 21 Standard Review

    Homework:  Study for Chapter 10-12 Quiz (Vocabulary included)

    Friday, 3/1/19

    Case 21 Standards (Review)

    The Outsiders (Chapter 10-12 Vocabulary NB due)

    Quiz:  The Outsiders Chapters 10-12

    Allusions and Idioms Activity  (The Outsiders) - Review Standards 

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  • February 21-22

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 2/21/2019 7:35:00 AM


    Define and create original sentences - Chapter 7 Vocabulary RL.8.4, L.8.4

    (The Outsiders Vocabulary Notebook) 

    Finish reading Chapter 7 and begin Chapter 8 (RL.8.3, RL.8.1)

    Groups (dialectal journal activities/vocabulary activities)


    Informational Text:  connecting heroism in The Outsiders to our lives (RI.8.3)

    Quotations (dialectal Journal) connections in groups and sharing (RL.8.3, RL.8.6)

    Read Chapter 9

    Complete Vocabulary Notebook entries

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  • February 18-20, 2019

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 2/18/2019 9:25:00 AM


    Complete Chapter 5 The Outsiders

    Analyze "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost [RL.8.4] [RL.8.5]

    Symbolism/Theme:  Loss of Innocence [RL.8.2] [RL.8.3]

    Read Chapter 6 in class  

    Work on Vocabulary Notebook Chapters 5 and 6 [L.8.4]

    Homework:  Complete Vocabulary Notebook for Chapters 4-6:   Quiz is Wednesday!


    Language Focus:  Using Context Clues:  The Outsiders Chapters 4 thru 6 (L.8.4)

    Complete Vocabulary Notebook for Chapters 4 - 6!  Use to study for QUIZ on Wednesday!

    Complete Dialectal Journal for Chapters 4 through 6 (2 quotes per chapter) and turn in during class (RL.8.3) (RL.8.6) DUE tomorrow!

    Informational Focus:  "The Allure of Gangs" informational text (Read text and discuss questions regarding author bias) (RI.8.8)

    Homework:  Study for Quiz!  Have Dialectal Journal AND Vocabulary Notebook ready to turn in before the Quiz!  10 points will be deducted each day it is late!


    Quiz The Outsiders:  Chapters 4-6 (including vocabulary) L.8.4; [RL.8.4] [RL.8.6] [RL.8.3]

    Analyze the poem "What Love Isn't" by Yrsa Daley-Ward [RL.8.4] [RL.8.5]  We will explore the complexity and uniqueness of Ponyboy and Darry's relationship following the fire 

    Activities using both the poem and the text in chapter 6 

    Begin reading Chapter 7 in class




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  • Friday

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 2/12/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Chapter 6

    Common Lit Informational Article 

    MasteryConnect Formative (RL.8.4) Practice

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  • Thursday

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 2/12/2019 4:00:00 PM

    We will read Chapter 5 

    Vocabulary Notebook Chapters 5

    We will also read the poem Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert Frost as we study symbolism in the novel

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  • Wednesday

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 2/12/2019 4:00:00 PM

    Quiz on Chapters 1-3 The Outsiders

    Vocabulary Notebook for Chapters 1-3 due

    After the quiz, you will need to complete your Dialectal Journal for Chapters 1-3 if you have not done so!  

    We will read Chapter 4 in class and begin Vocabulary Notebook and Dialectal Journal for Chapters 4-6


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  • Homework

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 2/12/2019 4:00:00 PM

    The Outsiders Quiz Chapters 1-3 TOMORROW! (Vocabulary and Comprehension)

    Your Vocabulary Notebook for Chapters 1-3 is due tomorrow!  


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  • Tuesday, 2/12/19

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 2/11/2019 4:25:00 PM

    Complete Dialectal Journal Chapters 1-3

    Review Vocabulary Chapters 1-3:  Vocab Notebook Check

    Review/Check Homework:  Informational Text "Self Concept"  commonlit.org

    Preparation for Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday!  Chapters 1-3

    Begin reading Chapter 4

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  • Monday 2/11/19

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 2/11/2019 10:25:00 AM

    Review "Herd Behavior" article from commonlit.org (due for HW from Friday)

    Read Chapter 3 as class (in class)

    Read/Discuss informational text "Self Concept" after Chapter 3 


    • Complete Self-Concept for homework on commonlit.org
    • Complete vocabulary notebook pages (definitions) f


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  • Week of 2/4/19

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 2/3/2019 12:00:00 PM

    Monday, 2/4/19

    Complete Hero Unit Summative Writing (Explanatory Essay)

    Begin Pre-reading activities for Novel Study (The Outsiders)

    About the Author:

     S. E. Hinton Biography

     A Look into the 1960s Prezi:

    A Look into the 1960s


    Read The Outsiders Chapters 1-2

    Read "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks

    Begin Vocabulary Notebook for the novel (Chapters 1-3)

    Begin Dialectal Journal for Chapters 1-3 (Must have 3 quotes per chapter


    Discussions of Chapters 1-2

    Quiz of Chapters 1-2

    Work on Journal and Vocabulary Notebook

    Read the informational text "Herd Behavior" on commonlit.org (due Monday for HW)

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