Tuesday, January 5, 2016 - WordPress.com

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2016 WARM-UP Please take the white chart and yellow article from the little desk. Read the article silently and fill out the chart completely. You will have 20 minutes to do this! WORK SESSION: Go over warm-up

Review classroom rules and expectations Begin discussion novel study WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016 WARM-UP: Please take the article from the little desk.

Read the article and use the BACK of yesterdays warmup to analyze it! WALTER DEAN MEYERS After reading the biographical passage about Meyers, create a CIRCLE MAP describing 8 interesting facts about him. MONSTER VOCABULARY

1) Dispensary- a room where medicines are provided 2) Grainy- showing visible grains of emulsion 3) Obscene- offensive or disgusting 4) Mentor- to advise or train someone 5) Safeguard- a measure designed to prevent something undesirable 6) Impede- delay or prevent by obstructing 7) Articulate- having or showing the ability to speak fluently 8) Redress- remedy or compensation for a wrong or grievance

9) Careens- tilt; lean over 10)Grandiose- impressive or magnificent in appearance or style 11)Tentative- not certain or fixed MONSTER VOCABULARY Pick 5 words from the list and create a Frayer model. Description: Define the term using your own

words. Visual: Draw a picture(s) or symbol(s) that represents the word. Word Here Synonym: What is it like?

Antonym: What is it not like? MONSTER VOCABULARY 1) Dispensary Directions- Copy the list of 11 vocabulary words 2) Grainy 3) Obscene 4) Mentor 5) Safeguard

6) Impede 7) Articulate 8) Redress 9) Careens 10)Grandiose 11)Tentative THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016 WARM-UP:

Please take an article and a graphic organizer from the little desk. Do not write on the article! Read the article and fill out the graphic organizer. When you are done, continue working on your frayer models from yesterday! FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016 WARM-UP:

Take the Monster chapter questions from the little desk. Begin answering them based on what we read yesterday! MONDAY, JANUARY 11, 2016 WARM-UP: Please take an article and a graphic organizer from the little desk. Do not write on the article!

Read the article and fill out the graphic organizer. TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2016 Please take the article and graphic organizer off the desk in the front. Read the article and fill out the graphic organizer. With a partner, create a constructed response question based on this article.

Use at least 1 of the 12 power words from below in your constructed response question! Trace Analyze Infer Evaluate Formulate Describe Support

Explain Summarize Compare Contrast Predict List in steps Break apart Read between the

lines Judge Create Tell all about Back up with details Tell how Give me the short version

All the ways they are alike All the ways they are different What will happen next WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016

WARM-UP: Take an article from the desk in the front. Read the article and use the BACK of the graphic organizer you were given on Monday. THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2016

WARM-UP: Take the article and graphic organizer from the desk. Read the article and complete the graphic organizer. Steve Harmon: A 16 year old, African American on trial for a felony murder from a robbery. Kathy O'Brien: Steve's lawyer, who questions if he is guilty or innocent; nevertheless, she tries her

best to defend him. Sandra Petrocelli: The Assistant District Attorney who prosecutes Steve and James King, labeling them "monsters" to the jury. James King: The 23-year-old defendant who is alleged to have encouraged Steve to join the robbery; he is also said to be directly responsible for the death of the store owner, Mr. Nesbitt. Richard "Bobo" Evans: The 22-year-old defendant who planned the robbery; the prosecution uses his testimony against King and Steve because he is receiving a smaller sentence. Asa Briggs: The defense attorney for James King. Has blue eyes and white hair. Osvaldo Cruz: A 14-year-old boy, slim and well-built, who has a tattoo of a devil's head on his left

forearm and one of a dagger on the back of his right hand between his thumb and forefinger. He is in a gang, The Diablos, and has been arrested multiple times. He argues that he only participated in the robbery because of his fear of Bobo, though his violent gang history makes this excuse doubtful. Jos Delgado: A young, well built drugstore clerk, and the first person to see the murdered Nesbitt. Salvatore Zinzi: A criminal in jail telling the story he heard to get a break in his jail sentence. He was not part of this crime. Alguinaldo Nesbitt: 55 years old, a native of St. Kitts. The man murdered in the store during the robbery. Jerry Harmon: Steve's younger brother.

George Sawicki: Steve's film club teacher. Lorelle Henry: A witness to the drugstore robbery and murder, 58 years old, a retired librarian. FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016 WARM-UP Grab the chapter questions from the desk. Work INDEPENDENTLY on answering the questions. You may use a book if you need to.

GRADE RECOVERY In the yellow textbook, complete pages 926931 on a sheet of notebook paper. THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2016 Please get out your Monster performance task (menu). You will have the entire class period to work on it!

Listen to music for 2 REP bucks! FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016 Please get out your Monster performance task (menu). DUE TODAY. You will have the entire class period to work on it! Listen to music for 2 REP bucks!

FRIDAY, JANUARY 22, 2016 SIT DOWN AND WAIT FOR DIRECTIONS. MONDAY, JANUARY 25 2016 Please get out your Monster performance task (menu). DUE TODAY.

You will have the entire class period to work on it! Listen to music for 2 REP bucks! MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 2016 Please sit quietly and wait for directions. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2016

Please take an article and graphic organizer from the desk. Read the article and fill out the graphic organizer. WORK SESSION: Continue working on your Monster constructed response questions. Begin working on Jerry Spinellis autobiography.

Read Spinellis autobiography and create a flow map of 6-8 events in his life OR create a circle map describing 6-8 things about him. THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016 If you did not complete the Meet the Author assignment from yesterday, please take the Jerry Spinelli autobiography from the desk.

Read Spinellis autobiography and create a flow map of 6-8 events in his life OR create a circle map describing 6-8 things about him. FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2016 Grab an article and an Expanding Summary sheet. DO NOT WRITE ON THE ARTICLE. You have 20 minutes to read the article and fill out

the expanding summary. YOU WILL TURN THIS IN. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2016 Take a Maniac Magee book from the little desk! VOCAB CHAPTERS 5-9

Infamous- to be well known as a bad person Cardinal- of the greatest importance Stupefied- to be stunned or shocked Pandemonium- a wild and noisy uproar Armory- a building where soldiers are trained MANIAC MAGEE VOCABULARY

Description: Define the term using your own words. Visual: Draw a picture(s) or symbol(s) that represents the word. Word Here

Synonym: What is it like? Antonym: What is it not like? TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016 Take a sheet from the little desk and a Maniac Magee book! Turn in your mini vocabulary models

from yesterday if you have not! TP-CASTT POETRY ANALYSIS T- Title P- Paraphrase C-Connotation A-Attitude/tone S-Shifts or changes in speaker T-TITLE

T-THEME COMPARING MANIAC MAGEE TO I, TOO. Both Maniac Magee and I, Too, Sing America have a similar, underlying theme. Describe what the similar, underlying theme is and give 1 piece of evidence from both texts to support your answer.

RACE REMINDER R Re-state the question A Answer the question

C Cite evidence (MAKE SURE ITS REVELANT NOT RANDOM) According to the author or On page 16 it states E

Explain evidence 3RD PERIOD SPECIAL GUEST TODAY. SIT DOWN WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016 Take a flow map and Maniac Magee book from the

little desk! If you havent turned in your constructed response practice from yesterday you need to! FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2016 Grab a notecard and a Maniac Magee book. Write your name on your notecard and answer the following question: Define what THEME is.

Give an example (it doesnt have to be a theme example from Maniac Magee) MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2016 Grab a Maniac Magee book and a green sheet from the little desk! Begin filling out the green sheet. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2016

Grab a half sheet of paper from the small desk and two green articles! BEFORE YOU BEGIN WRITING Create a double bubble thinking map outlining the similarities and difference between the two articles. This will help you outline your constructed response.

CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE PRACTICE QUESTION: Describe 2 similarities and 2 differences between the articles. Then, explain your opinion about school lunches. Do you think the healthy lunches are beneficial to students? OR do you think schools should serve anything regardless of their nutritional value? Use EVIDENCE FROM THE ARTICLES to support your opinion.

RACE R Re-state the question A Answer the question

C Cite textual evidence (that actually makes sense ) E Explain your evidence!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016 Take a book and a worksheet. ATTENTION- MS. COLACICCO IS NOT GIVING OUT REP BUCKS ANYMORE. SORRY. TOO MANY THIEVES. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11,

2016 Take a Maniac Magee book, character map, and plot diagram from the desk! FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 Grab a Maniac Magee book! We will have a Maniac Magee test the WEDNESDAY we come back from break

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016 Take a Maniac Magee book and a notecard from the small desk! On your notecard, give me a CLEAR and CONCISE summary of what we have read so far in Maniac Magee. You can only use 1 side of the notecard. MANIAC MAGEE STUDY

GUIDE If you do not finish in class, it is HOMEWORK. If its not 100% complete by tomorrow you cannot play the review game. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2016 PLEASE TAKE A MANIAC MAGEE BOOK

AND TURN TO PAGE 149!!! TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016 Take a notecard from the from desk. On the notecard, write a review basketball question that could be used for Maniac Magee. Example- What is Maniac Magees real name? (you cant use this )

REVIEW BASKETBALL RULES You must be seated at all times. If not, points will be deducted or you will be removed from the game. Only 1 person can answer the question. You may get help from your team if you are unsure. If you get the answer wrong, it bounces to the opposing team. If you scream and yell throughout the game, points will be deducted or you will be removed from the game.

If you get the answer correct, you can choose to shoot from the 2 point or 3 point line. Every correct answer will be rewarded with 1 point plus a basket. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016 Clear everything off your desk except a PENCIL. You cannot use pen.

BONUS QUESTIONS 1- What did Maniac call the early morning hours when he ran alone? 2- What was the name of the church Maniac went to with the Beales? 3- What is the name of Amandas Sister?

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016 Wait for directions. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2016 Sit down and wait for directions! Trying to play silent ball today??? Act appropriately and you will play! Students who are given multiple warnings

will not play! SRI IPAD ASSESSMENT 1) Click the BLUE SRI icon. 2) Login Username- lunch # Password- lunch #

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2016 What is the difference between a simile and a metaphor? Then, write your own example of each. TODAYS ASSIGNMENTS: Complete the figurative language review worksheet

Complete the symbolism and hyperbole review! If you complete both, you will be able to play figurative language basketball. ALTERNATE ASSIGNMENT: Read A Fine Head of Lettuce and Losing Face on page 544. Answer questions 1-4 on page 545.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016 SIT DOWN AND WAIT FOR DIRECTIONS. SOME OF YOU ARE GOING DIFFERENT PLACES FOR COMPACTNG. ASSIGNMENT: Read the poem Oranges by Gary Soto. Answer the comprehension questions. TP-CASTT the poem.

When youre done www.usatestprep.com Cite name: eastcobb74 Username: lunch # Password lunch # 6th Grade ELA (pick any activity) WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016 On your green warm-up sheet, answer the

following: Define what an ALLITERATION is. Then, create an example. Since we had compacting yesterday, please write Compacting for the Tuesday box. ANNOUNCEMENTS: 4th Period:

Your ugly book must be finished by next Friday. We will be going to the library to work on it next Friday and you wont be able to if you arent done reading ALL CLASSES: Figurative language quiz postponed until TOMORROW due to compacting yesterday. TODAYS ASSIGNMENTS:

Complete the figurative language review with a partner. (10 questions) Then, independently, read the poem Hoods by Paul B. Janeczko and complete the activity. TODAYS ASSIGNMENTS: Complete the figurative language review with a partner. (10 questions)

Then, read O, Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman and complete the poetry analysis sheet independently. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2016 Get ready to play a review Kahoot! Get your device out or get with someone who has a device!

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2016 On your green warm-up sheet, answer the following: Define what a HYPERBOLE is. Then, create an example. FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2016 On your green warm-up sheet, answer the

following: Define what MOOD is in literature/poetry. FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE STORY: Write a story using the 6 types of figurative language. Your story can be about anything (school appropriate). You must have:

1 simile 1 metaphor 1 personification 1 hyperbole 1 onomatopoeia 1 alliteration WHEN YOURE DONE Read the poem Analysis of Baseball on

page 552 and Alone in the Nets on page 554. Create a double bubble thinking map comparing and contrasting the two poems. Answer questions 1,2,3, and 7 on page 556. MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016 On your warm-up sheet, answer the

following: Give me 5 words that can be used to describe MOOD. TODAYS ASSIGNMENTS: Take out your mood/tone notes from Friday. Complete the back. Read Dragonwings and Knots in My Yo-Yo String on page 417. Answer the 4 CLOSE READ

questions. Create a double bubble thinking map comparing and contrasting MOOD and TONE. Use the information on page 416 to help you. TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016 On your weekly warm-up sheet, please answer the following question: What is poetry?

Happy birthday, Noblevine! SCAVENGER HUNT RULES: No running. No yelling. No going into classrooms. All clues are located in the hallways. No clues are physically INSIDE a classroom. If you cannot abide by these rules, you will do book

work instead! You need a piece of paper and writing utensil for the scavenger hunt! WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016 On your weekly warm-up sheet, please answer the following question: What is narrative poetry?

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016 On your weekly warm-up sheet, please answer the following questions: What are haikus MOSTLY about? How many syllables does each line have in a haiku? WORK SESSION: Discuss compare/contrast essay

Haiku Finish Narrative Poetry from yesterday YOUR ASSIGNMENT: Pick 2 things/people to compare and contrast. Fill in your double bubble thinking map with similarities and differences between your two things/people. Then, construct a compare/contrast paragraph

using what your wrote in your thinking map USE MY EXAMPLE TO HELP YOU. Color coding helps, too! FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016 On your weekly warm-up sheet, please answer the following question: What do you think the American Dream is? Answer- the ideal that every US citizen should have an

equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. EXAMPLE There are many similarities and differences between Ms. Colacicco and Ms. Dudek. First, Ms. Dudek graduated from Georgia State University and Ms. Colacicco graduated from The University of Alabama. The next difference is that Ms.

Dudek teaches math and science while Ms. Colacicco teaches language arts. The last difference is that Ms. Dudek has a dog and Ms. Colacicco does not. Ms. Dudek and Ms. Colacicco have some similarities as well. One similarity is that they both teach at the same middle school. The second similarity is that they both love sports. Finally, they both enjoy listening to music. MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2016

HAPPY PI DAY On your weekly warm-up sheet, please answer the following question: What shape does the Diamante poem form? TODAYS ASSIGNMENTS: Finish The Flamin Hot Cheeto Story and I, Too, Sing America activity. Create 3 Haikus (if you did not already)

Create a Diamante First make a rough draft Then create a nice copy Create an acrostic poem on any topic COMPARING NON-FICTION TO POETRY:

Step 1: Read the Langston Hughes poem, I, Too, Sing America and the article. Step 2: Fill out your double bubble thinking map comparing and contrasting the following elements: Point of view Theme (aka the MESSAGE of each piece) Mood (how the piece makes the reader feel) Characters Purpose (entertain, persuade, inform)

Step 3: Once you have filled out your thinking map, put it into clear and concise sentences. Think about the practice we did yesterday USE TRANSITION WORDS!

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