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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.
  • Prepare for quiz
Week 6: Week of 01-Oct-2018
  • PA Unit 1, Step 3. OUTLINE, either traditional format or as a mindmap
  • PA Unit 1, Step 3 ESSAY
  • Quiz on all Collection 1 homework

Begin Collection 2

The weeks below will likely be revised by week 6.

Week 7: Week of 08-Oct-2018
  • Read Called Out pp 51-54
  • Analyzing the Text p 56, and all of p 57
  • Read When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer p 59
  • Analyzing the Text p 60
  • Write a 500-word descriptive/expository essay on one of the following questions: 1) Describe one of the most beautiful, meaningful, or memorable experiences you've had interacting with nature. This might be a camping trip, a place you visited, or a bug you observed over time. It's a pretty wide-open prompt. 2) Describe one of the most frightening or disturbing experiences you've had interacting with nature. This might be a close call with a venomous snake, being covered in ticks, being caught in a lightning storm, or any number of other experiences. Again, it's pretty wide-open.
Week 8: Week of 15-Oct-2018
  • Read Hope for Animals and Their World pp 61-66
  • Analyzing the Text p 68, and Critical Vocabulary p 69
  • 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
  • Analyzing the Text p 76, and all of p 77
  • Performance Task p 76
  • Start working on your Multimedia Project for Collection 2, due next week.
Week 10: Week of 29-Oct-2018 (Quarter 1 Ends Nov 1)
  • Multimedia Project due Friday by 2:30 p.m.

The remainder of the schedule will be filled out around week 6.

Week 11: Week of 05-Nov-2018
Week 12: Week of 12-Nov-2018
Week 13: Week of 19-Nov-2018 (Nov 22-3 are Holidays)
Week 14: Week of 26-Nov-2018
Week 15: Week of 03-Dec-2018
Week 16: Week of 10-Dec-2018 (Dec 17 - Jan 2 are Holidays)
Week 17: Week of 02-Jan-2019 (2nd is a Wednesday)
Week 18: Week of 07-Jan-2019
Week 19: Week of 14-Jan-2019
Week 20: Week of 21-Jan-2019