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  • September 13

    BELL RINGER: What are the five important parts of an argument?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: finish General History of VA: At Powhatan's Court

    CLASS WORK: Close reader work questions 9-12, Short Response

    HOMEWORK: vocabulary 1 is due today!

     

    September 11

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: building support for argument, Reading General History of Virginia

    CLASS WORK: Research evidence for the claims you wrote last class, Write a body paragraph that supports your claim using the evidence you researched, Read pt 2 of Gen. Hist. of VA: A Suprise Attack, answer Close Read Questions 5-8 

    HOMEWORK: finish word study guide.

     

    September 9

    BELL RINGER: What do you know about the early American colonies and the settlers there?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Vocabulary unit 1 word study guide, Close Read Lesson General History of Virginia.

    CLASS WORK: Define vocabulary,  (pilfer, industry, mollify, baseness, sullen, mantle, pristine, deity, discord, ceded, ascend, valiant), writing claims for a given prompt, Read part 1, The Struggle for Jamestown and answer questions.

    • Claim Prompt:  In many countries, 18-year-olds do not go directly from high school to college or the workplace but are instead required to spend a certain amount of time serving in their country’s military. Write an essay in which you argue for or against such a policy. Offer specific reasons and examples to support your position and to address an opposing claim.

    HOMEWORK: finish word study guide.

     

    AUGUST 28 and 29

    BELL RINGER: What do you know about the early American colonies and the settlers there?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Vocabulary unit 1 word study guide, Argumentative Writing Interactive lesson pt1, Close Read Lesson General History of Virginia.

    CLASS WORK: Define vocabulary, share learning from interactive lesson, Read part 1, The Struggle for Jamestown and answer questions. 

    HOMEWORK: finish word study guide.

     

    AUGUST 26 and 27

    BELL RINGER: none

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Baseline Writing Assessment

    CLASS WORK: Read articles, annotate and gather evidence, write an argumentative essay

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    AUGUST 22 AND 23

    BELL RINGER: Going to get text books

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: finish Origin Myths

    CLASS WORK: Final draft of Origin Myth

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    AUGUST 20 AND 21

    BELL RINGER: Based on the three myths we've read, what are some common values shared by all the tribes?  How is your group's origin myth expressing its values within its story?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES:1st SAT practice, Continue working on group origin myths

    CLASS WORK: Origin myths rough drafts

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    AUGUST 16 AND 19

    BELL RINGER: Review notes from previous class.  What do all the myths we read have in common?  Based on those commonalities, what can we infer about the purpose of mythology?

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Origin Myth questions, group work planning Personal Origin Myths

    CLASS WORK: questions, OM outline

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    AUGUST 14 AND 15

    BELL RINGER: Remind sign up

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Origin Myth ppt notes,  reading Origin Myths

    CLASS WORK: complete info/analysis charts for origin myths

    HOMEWORK: none

     

    AUGUST 12 and 13

    BELL RINGER: Personal info cards

    CLASS ACTIVITIES: Intro and syllabus, class expectations

    CLASS WORK: none

    HOMEWORK: none