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.
  • 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.
  • Turn in your overdue library books!
Week 13: Week of 19-Nov-2018 (Nov 22-3 are Holidays)
  • Narrative outline due
    Standards: W3-6
  • Read Simplexity pp 129-132
  • Participation/portfolio scored.
Week 14: Week of 26-Nov-2018
  • Outline must be posted by 1st class or counted as late!
  • Review Simplexity in class pp 129-132. 1st B class, 2nd A class.
  • Quiz on Simplexity. 2nd B class, 3rd A class.
  • Peer review of narrative
Week 15: Week of 03-Dec-2018
  • Review IRP options. Due at the end of the quarter.
  • Narrative essay due. >>Rubric<<
    Standards: W3-6
  • Unit 1 Lesson 1, Metaphor. Complete worksheet in class and post Step 5 to portfolio in which you answer these 3 questions using complete sentences:
    1. Who is the speaker?
    2. What is she talking about?
    3. How does she feel about her subject?
    Use and explain specific images from the poem to support your answer.
    Handouts: Metaphors by Sylvia Plath | Worksheet
    Standards: RL1,2,4; SL1,4,6; L1,3,5,6
  • IRP
Week 16: Week of 10-Dec-2018 (Dec 17 - Jan 2 are Holidays)
  • Finish your narratives!
  • You can look ahead to Week 17 to see what we'll be doing after break. Feel free to work ahead by reading the play or article for week 17. You can also listen to the play.
Week 17: Week of 02-Jan-2019 (2nd is a Wednesday)
Week 18: Week of 07-Jan-2019
  • Finish Unit 1 Lesson 2, Trifles. In about 200 words, post your answer to the following question to your portfolio: Why did Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale hide the dead bird? Due the first class of this week.

  • Essay: Post your essay to your portfolio (due next week). You have a choice of prompts for your essay:

    • Using either The Wife's Story or Trifles, analyze how the author reveals a mystery to the reader using literary elements, such as narrative perspective and irony.

    • Using either The Wife's Story or Trifles, give your reaction to the work, and explain how different elements of the work (i.e., plot, characters, metaphors) created that reaction. In other words, what did you think about the work and why.

    • Using either The Wife's Story or Trifles, tell the story from the first person viewpoint of one of the characters. If you use The Wife's Story, you have to use a character other than the wife.

Week 19: Week of 14-Jan-2019
Week 20: Week of 21-Jan-2019
  • Satirical article due. Post it to your portfolio.
  • Portfolio graded.
  • TBA

Next semester, we will complete CCRER Unit 4, lessons 1, 2, 4, and 5.

*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.