Welcome to CAILAB


Anything that looks like this needs to be on your portfolio page.

Anything that looks like this needs to be read.

Your textbook indicators:

  • If no indicator = Collections
  • CR = Close Reader
  • PA = Performance Assessment
Week 2: Week of 03-Sep-2018
  • Read What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish, pp 3-8.
  • Analyse Character: Analyzing the Text, p 10, and all of p 11.
  • Practice and Apply, p 12 - At least 200 words for each version!
  • The Wife's Story, CR pp 3-8. Read the story and complete all questions except those that begin with, "In the margin..." and the Short Response. You can just turn in the book or have your teacher check it in class.
Week 3: Week of 10-Sep-2018
  • Read Texas v Johnson Majority Opinion, pp 15-16
  • Read American Flag Stands for Tolerance, pp 18-20
  • Analyze the Text, p 17, Collaborative Discussion, p 20, Analyzing the Text, p 22, and Critical Vocabulary, p 23.
  • PA Unit 1, Step 1, pp 4-8. The teacher will score p 8.
Week 4: Week of 17-Sep-2018
  • All grades for weeks 2-3 will be entered during our first class!
  • Read The Lottery, pp 25-34
  • All of p 35, Analyzing the Text p 36, and all of p 37.
  • Performance Task, p 36 - for The Lottery
  • PA Unit 1, Step 2, pp 9-17. OUTLINE Your outline can be in the form of a traditional outline (see Outline Template) or a mindmap. An easy, free mindmap app is Coggle - https://coggle.it/.
  • PA Unit 1, Step 2 ESSAY. Due next week.
Week 5: Week of 24-Sep-2018
  • Read Without Title, p 39
  • Support Inferences About Theme, and Analyzing the Text, p 40.
  • PA Unit 1, Step 2, ESSAY due Friday by end of the school day. - Should a business have the right to ban teenagers?
  • Prepare for quiz
Week 6: Week of 01-Oct-2018
  • PA Unit 1, Step 3 ESSAY - Yes, due this week! - Should the minimum driving age be raised? HINT: The article in PA pp 26-29 will help give you some ideas.

Begin Collection 2

Week 7: Week of 08-Oct-2018
  • Read Called Out pp 51-54
  • In groups of no more than 3, write at least 5 good discussion questions for Called Out. We need at least 10 good questions to use for a quiz. They can be questions about language, comprehension questions, or open ended discussion questions that are subjective and would require an extended response. Standards: RL1-5, RI2-6, RST1-2
  • Read When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer p 59
  • Start work on the IRP Poster
Week 8: Week of 15-Oct-2018
  • In 250-500 words, write a narrative version of the poem When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer. Related to last week's poem.
    Standards: WHST6, W3-6.
    Objective: Write a fictional narrative of a minimum of three paragraphs and using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences in correct grammar and proper spelling.
  • Read Hope for Animals and Their World pp 61-66
  • Write comprehension and vocabulary questions (which will eventually be on a quiz).
    Standards: RL1-4.
    Objectives: Be able to define and correctly use critical vocabulary of this week's readings. Be able to analyze and discuss central themes, ideas, and characters are developed in this week's readings.
  • Tentatively watch video on Jane Goodall that will require a written summary/reaction.
Week 9: Week of 22-Oct-2018
  • Read My Life as a Bat pp 71-74
  • My Life as a Bat Performance Task p 76. You do not have to present your report, but you do need to complete a Venn diagram or a chart and a written summary of your findings. The written work should reflect and expand on what is in the Venn diagram. You may work alone or with one, and only one, other person.
  • Write comprehension and vocabulary questions (quiz next week!)
    Standards: RL1-5, W7, SL4, L5
    Objectives: You will be able to identify and discuss uses of simile, metaphor, and irony in My Life as a Bat. You will be able to define and use the critical vocabulary from My Life as a Bat.
Week 10: Week of 29-Oct-2018 (Quarter 1 Ends Nov 1)
Week 11: Week of 05-Nov-2018
Week 12: Week of 12-Nov-2018
  • Quiz on The Metamorphosis
  • Character sketch due. This needs to be posted to the character wiki. You do not have to put it on your portfolio.
  • Narrative outline due (B Class can turn this in next Monday.)
    Standards: W3-6
  • Do you have a book for your IRP this quarter? You'll be graded twice on your progress, once around week 15 and again week 19.
Week 13: Week of 19-Nov-2018 (Nov 22-3 are Holidays)
  • First draft of narrative due. >>Rubric<< (A Class can turn this in next Monday.)
    Standards: W3-6
  • Read Simplexity pp 129-132
  • Portfolio graded. Your portfolio listings should be organized by week the activities are due and all activities should have the activity name as the title.
  • Participation/portfolio scored.
Week 14: Week of 26-Nov-2018
  • Peer review of narrative
  • Read selected chapters from Winesburg, Ohio
Week 15: Week of 03-Dec-2018
  • Final draft of narrative due
  • Winesburg, Ohio
  • IRP
Week 16: Week of 10-Dec-2018 (Dec 17 - Jan 2 are Holidays)
  • Argumentative Essay: Identify topic
  • Argumentative Essay: Brainstorm support
  • Argumentative Essay: Debate
  • Participation/portfolio scored.
Week 17: Week of 02-Jan-2019 (2nd is a Wednesday)
  • Argumentative Essay: Outline due
Week 18: Week of 07-Jan-2019
  • Argumentative Essay: First draft due
Week 19: Week of 14-Jan-2019
  • Argumentative Essay: Peer review
  • Participation/portfolio scored.
Week 20: Week of 21-Jan-2019
  • Argumentative Essay: Final draft due

*Extra credit can only be completed after all other work for the week is finished, and it must be turned in by the end of the last class for the week it is listed.