Welcome to CAILAB

Assume we will work on the Newsletter every week. Important dates for the Newsletter are noted in the schedule. We may adjust the Newsletter requirements depending on time availability.

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

Week 1: Week of 29-Jan-2018
  • Marigolds
  • Pre-reading activity, first class
  • Homework: Read Marigolds, pp. 213-224
  • Homework: Identify questions you have about language or plot
  • Homework: Complete Analyzing the Text p. 226 and Critical Vocabulary p. 227. You can post links to your answers to your portfolio page. Be prepared to discuss your answers in class. -- Due NEXT week.
  • Newsletter -- Form writing teams, decide on sections
Week 2: Week of 05-Feb-2018
  • Marigolds
  • In-class jigsaw or other team discussion on homework
  • Analyzing the Text p. 226
  • Critical Vocabulary p. 227
  • Quiz -- Due Monday. The quiz is the Performance Task on p 226
  • Newsletter articles due in two weeks! First draft due next week.
Week 3: Week of 12-Feb-2018
  • Quiz -- Marigolds Performance Task due
  • When Do Kids Become Adults
  • Pre-reading activity: p. 243, discussion
  • Homework: Read pp 235-242
  • Homework: Identify at least four persuasive arguments in the reading
  • Homework: Identify any questions you have
  • Homework:
    1. Critical vocabulary
    2. Analyzing the text
    3. Performance task
  • First draft of newsletter article due
Week 4: Week of 19-Feb-2018
  • When Do Kids Become Adults
  • Discuss and review:
    1. Critical vocabulary
    2. Analyzing the text

    3. Performance task (debate to be held in class)
  • Tuesday - go over ALL work and grades. All homework to be checked. If your homework is on paper, bring it to class.
  • Debate p 244 on Friday
  • Newsletter -- Volume 1 due by end of week
Week 5: Week of 26-Feb-2018
  • Multimedia Campaign pp 273-276 May work alone or with one other person
    1. Brainstorm activities to determine stance and examples
    2. Create your product in your chosen media
    3. Campaign must include at least 250 words in editorial format in addition to other media used
Week 6: Week of 05-Mar-2018
  • Multimedia Campaign due Wednesday the 7th
    1. Complete projects
    2. Present to class
  • Review page 255 in class
  • Read Is 16 Too Young to Drive a Car? pp 247-254
  • Analyzing the text p 255
Week 7: Week of 12-Mar-2018
  • Read articles Fatal Car Crashes Drop for 16-Year-Olds..., pp 256-257
  • Analyzing the Text p 258
  • In-class writing quiz: Performance Task p 260, argumentative writing
  • Critical Vocabulary . 261
  • Quiz! Thursday the 15th.
Week 8: Week of 19-Mar-2018
Week 9: Week of 26-Mar-2018
  • Final preparation, first class:
    The final will include questions about vocabulary from all of our readings this quarter. In preparation for the final, the class will have the opportunity to create some of their own questions for the final. Question types to include: multiple choice, short answer, and phrase manipulation (tense, part of speech, etc.)
  • Final exam, second class
Week 10: Week of 02-Apr-2018 -- SPRING BREAK
Week 11: Week of 09-Apr-2018 -- BEGIN 4TH QUARTER
  • We will be completing the majority of Collection Five in the first few weeks of this term
Week 12: Week of 16-Apr-2018
Week 13: Week of 23-Apr-2018
Week 14: Week of 30-Apr-2018
Week 15: Week of 07-May-2018
Week 16: Week of 14-May-2018
Week 17: Week of 21-May-2018
Week 18: Week of 28-May-2018