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Dear Students and Parents,
     What is RtI?  RtI stands for "Response to Intervention."  RtI is an Indiana Initiative, implemented in our Middle School last year.
     I will do my best to provide you with a day to day update.   Most importantly, you will receive tips and support on how students are improving their reading achievement by following the daily activities we are working on.  
     With added routine this year, my schedule is very busy; therefore, I may not get this website updated until the end of each day.    
     It is my intention that you will find the information below to be useful in keeping you aprised of what we are reading, practicing, and learning.  Please know that you are always welcome to call me or email me, if you have a question about your student's progress or the website information. 
     Thank you for your support and cooperation.
                                Most respectfully,
                                Mrs. Natalie Waling

 
Read on RCMS! KeepCheckingThisWebsite!
Week of October 22 - 25
MONDAY - October 22
Students will complete fluency practice, Out of the Dust.  A new practice (and game) will be introduced, Drama Fluency.  If time allows, we will begin reading "Snail Paint," feature article.  Students will practice fluency as they listen to the variation of fluency among themselves and their peers.  Students will practice reading critically.
Standards:  RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.4, L.6.2, L.6.4, RI.6.5, L.6.2, L.6.4.

TUESDAY - October 23
Students will work on SRA today.

WEDNESDAY - October 24
     Practice fluency in choral reading, pp55-59.  Students will listen to and practice prosody among themselves and their peers.  Continue reading feature article, "Snail Paint."  Use sticky notes to "flag" their thinking as we work on the following concepts: predicting, questioning, connecting, visualizing, determining important ideas, synthesizing ideas, and monitoring meaning.
     We did not quite finish the story; therefore, we will wrap up this work tomorrow.
Standards: RI.6.1, RI.6.2, RI.6.4, RI.6.5, L.6.2, L.6.4, 5.RFS.3 & 5.RFS.4
                    RI.7.1, RI.7.2, RI.7.4, RI.7.5, L.7.2, L.7,4,
                    RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.4, RI.8.5, L.8.2, L.8.4

THURSDAY - October 25
     Finish flagging thoughts from the story yesterday.  Complete the short answer essay in your journal in the category section of "summary."
         The question is the following: Snails - What are you reminded of when you hear this word?  After you read the story, do you think the title really fits?  Give sound evidence for your decision.  Bring your evidence back to the text.
   B.I.B.T.  Bring It Back to the Text!
Standards:  W.6.4, W. 6.5, W, 7.4. W.7.5, W.8.4, W.8.5


FRIDAY - October 26 - No School
Start of Fall Break  Yeah!
Week of October 8 to 12
MONDAY - October 8

 TUESDAY - October 9


WEDNESDAY - October 10


THURSDAY - October 11


FRIDAY - October 12
     Today, ALL periods will be STAR testing.  Following testing, students will complete SSR -Sustained Silent Reading.
Week of September 17 to 21 Gen.Ed. RtI Classes Tiers 2 & 3
Standards: Monday - Thursday RL.8.1, L.8.2, L.8.4, W.8.4. W.8. 5
                      Friday - 5.RFS.3, 5.RFS.4
Monday - September 17 

Periods 4 & 6 Grade 8 RtI - LA Tiers 2 & 3
Read story "Two Were Left" pp216-221 -Students will take turns reading aloud.  (There will be no oral fluency assessment this week.)
     Students will complete S.A.E. question 1 & 2.  Model responses that will be examined and discussed in the classroom can be accessed under the "handout" section on right side of screen.  
Immediate SLO:
-Student will demonstrate comprehension skill of evaluation/judgment    with 80% accuracy through short answer essay. 
-Student will predict with 95% accuracy, using text support and background knowledge.
This week's Journal Entry of General & Domain Vocabulary, and Language Examples can also be accessed to the right of screen under "handouts."
Tuesday - September 18
Periods 4 & 6 Grade 8 RtI - LA Tiers 2 & 3
Students will re-write last week's work and complete Monday's work.  Period 4 needs to complete reading the story first, beginning on p219.
Wednesday - September 19
Periods 4 & 6 Grade 8 RtI - LA Tiers 2 & 3
     Students will wrap up Monday's work and complete all editing and final writing.  Students will begin SRA.
Periods 2 & 3 Grade 7 RtI - LA Tiers 2 & 3
     RtI Students for grade 7 have been identified.  As these students have schedule changes and filter into the RtI classroom, we will begin first with a Bridges placement test, followed by an SRA placement test, and than an SRA practice test.  These students are being screened to determine specific areas of reading strengths and weaknesses, in addition to 2012 Istep and STAR assessment.  RtI is a progress monitoring classroom.
Thursday - September 20
Periods 4 & 6 Grade 8 RtI-LA Tiers 2 & 3
     Students will complete SRA work, independent reading comprehension, skill work and bookkeeping.
Periods 2 & 3 Grade 7 RtI-LA Tiers 2 & 3
Students will continue/complete placement tests.
Friday - September 21
Periods 4 & 6 Grade 8 RtI-LA Tiers 2 & 3
     All students will take their first SRA rate test.  This is a close equivalent to a silent measure of a fluency test taken on STAR for grades 1-3; however, it is administered manually, and not online.  All Tier 3 students will complete another STAR assessment.  Tier 3 student progress will be monitored every week, and Tier 2 student progress will be monitored every other week.
   Students will complete the remainder of the period with SSR -sustained silent reading.
Periods 2 & 3 Grade 7 RtI-LA Tiers 2 & 3
     
These students will take a break from placement testing and may complete SSR.  Students may have their reading logs signed in they read diligently.
Week of September 10 to September 14
General Education RtI Classes
Tiers 2 & 3
STANDARDS: Monday - Thursday RL.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.5, L.8.2, L.8.4, W.8.4, W.8.5       Friday - 5.RFS.3 & 5.RFS.4
MONDAY - September 10
Periods 4 & 6 Grade 8 Tiers 2 & 3

Journal Entries Follow

General Vocabulary
: sprawled - spread out
uninhabited - without people
comrades - persons sharing the same activity
Domain Vocabulary: prefixes - word part added to beginning of a base word  dis - means not; the absence of  (i.e.) dislike, disagreement   suffix - word that can be added to end of a base word  ly - meaning in a certain way  slowly  warmly
Language - NEVER open a short answer essay response with the word "yes" or "no" when beginning your response.
-Introduce Fluency and Practice - T267 from "Crash Diet"
-GOAL: Descriptive Details - details that appeal to senses and help the reader visualize how things look, sound, smell, taste, and feel
Immediate S.O.L. (student learning objective)
S.A.E.
- Student will describe in detail (80% or better) the visual of what Locher saw and experienced when his plane was hit by enemy missile. (p196)
Extended Essay pp197 to top 2 lines of p201  -The student will describe in detail (80% or better), the visual from the time Locher's parachute landed until he first made contact with his comrades.
   The student will complete with 100% accuracy,  Prefixes and Suffixes - WS pT264.
Read "Shot Down Behind Enemy Lines - a true account" pp194-203
TUESDAY - September 11
Periods 4 & 6 Grade 8 RtI-LA Tiers 2 & 3

     Complete first drafts from Monday so that editing can begin.
WEDNESDAY - September 12
Periods 4 & 8 Grade 8 RtI-LA Tiers 2& 3

Begin SRA work -independent reading comprehension and bookkeeping.
THURSDAY - September 13
Periods 4 & 6 Grade 8 RtI-LA Tiers 2 & 3

Continue SRA work.
FRIDAY - September 14
Periods 4 & 8 Grade 8 RtI-LA Tiers 2 & 3

SSR - Sustained Silent Reading
Students in this grade will not be given the STAR assessment today because it was administered earlier in the week to them by Mrs. Nagel

Week of September 3 - 7
COMMON CORE STANDARDS: 
Literature RL.8.1
Informational Text  RI.8.2, RI.8.5
Language L.8.2, L.8.4
Writing W.8.1, W.8.4, W.8.5
Reading: Foundational Skills  5.RFS.3  5.RFS.4

MONDAY - September 3
NO SCHOOL - LABOR DAY!

TUESDAY - September 4
RtI-LA Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9
Group Reading "Hurricane Hunters" feature article
Short Answer Essay -p63
Journal Entry in the following categories:

Vocabulary: satellite, navigator, dropsonde
Domain Vocabulary: Main Idea  Synonym
Introduce and Practice Fluency Excerpt
WEDNESDAY - September 5
RtI-LA Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9

Complete or revise short answer essay, p63.
Begin SRA work; independent reading and comprehension, and record keeping
THURSDAY - September 6
RtI-LA Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9

Complete or revise short answer essay, p63.
Begin/continue SRA work: independent  reading and comprehension, and record keeping 
FRIDAY - September 7
RtI-LA Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9

STAR assessment Tier 3 & 3
Fluency Assessment
SSR -Sustained Silent Reading
Week of May 29 to May 31 LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!
MONDAY: May 28  NO School-Memorial Day
TUEDAY - May 29
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA

     Continue reading the story, Tangerine
Standard(s):  2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3 - RtI-LA/HA
     Students will turn in their comprehensive final.
Standard(s): 
WEDNESDAY - May 30
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA
     Continue reading Tangerine
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
THURSDAY- May 31
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
Very short periods today!  Today will be a wrap
up as we get ready for next year!
Period 3: RtI-LA/HA
      Today, students can make correction on their comprehensive final, if they so choose.  Wrap up today -make a plan for 
next year!
FRIDAY - June 1  School is out for students!  Look out Summer Vacation, Here they come!!
Week of May 21 -25
MONDAY - May 21
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

     Today students will split up.  Some will read Tangerine, and others have some SRA to complete.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development and 2-Reading Comprehension
TUESDAY - May 22
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9  RtI/LA
      Students will complete an SRA Rate test.  Following, we will continue to read Tangerine.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3: RtI/HA-LA
     Discuss last few chapters assigned in Pudd'nhead Wilson.  Assign remainder of book to be read, of Pudd'nhead Wilson.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Homework: Complete Reading for Thursday, 5/24.
WEDNESDAY - May 23
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI/LA

     Students will continue reading Tangerine.
     Some students will work on SRA.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary, 2-Reading Comprehension
THURSDAY - May 24
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

     Continue reading Tangerine.
     Some students will work on SRA.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary, 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3: RtI/LA-HA
     Students will begin a take-home, open book, comprehensive final.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary, 2-Reading Comprehension, and 3-Short Answer Essay
Homework: Comprehensive Final is due Tuesday, May 29.
FRIDAY - May 25
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

     Continue reading Tangerine.  Students will complete STAR assessment.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Week of May 14 to 18
MONDAY - May 14
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA

     Continue reading Tangerine.  Discuss Erik Fisher's character.
Standard(s):  2-Reading Comprehension
TUESDAY - May 15
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9  RtI/LA

     Continue reading Tangerine.  Discuss IEP's, and the analogy of training in the army is like training for a football game.  Inference why Paul becomes ineligible for the Soccer team.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3: RtI-HA/LA
     Collect evidence to the reader that reveals the impostor, Tom, has been dressing is a disguise and robbing peoples' homes.    
      Continue to work on the following spelling-vocabulary words.
asperity - roughness of manner or temper
S: spurn  harshness vicissitude  rigor  hardship  hardness
incongruous - not harmonious, not conforming
S: discordant  imcompatible  dissonant  disagreeng  dicordant
blenched - to draw back or turn aside from lack of courag
S:  flinch  shrink  squinch  recoil
degradation - declining to a low, destitute or demoralized state
S:  downgrade  degenration
consolation - the act of or instance of being comforted
S:  comfort  solace  hearten inspirit
dissipation - to become less, or to become gone, nonexistent
S:  dissolution  dispersion  disintegration  diffusion
billet - to assign lodging, or a chunky piece of wood
S: cudgel bar  ingot  slab
solicitude - the state of being concerned and anxious
S: disquietude  concerned  worry  anxiety
subsidence - to settle down, to become quiet or less
S:  slacken  ebb  wane  abate
reconnoiter - a preliminary survey to gain information
S: scout  probe
intrepidity - characterized by resolute fearlessness
S:  courage bravery  audaciousness  valiance
conveyed - to impart or communicate by statement, suggestion, gesture,                      or appearance
S:  abalienate  conduct  lead  impart 
digression - to have turned aside, especially from the main subject, 
                       attention, or course
S:  discursion  swerve  aside  divagation
apparition - an unusual or unexpected sight
S:  phenomenon  eidolon bogey  revenant  appearance
undulatory - to form or move in waves
S:  slither  slidder  snake  billow
surreptitious - acting or doing something clandestinely
S: furtive  covert  secret  stealthy  clandestine
enmeshed - to catch or entangle in or as if in meshes
S: embrangle  ensnarl  trammel  entangle
proclivities - strong inherent inclination toward something objectionable
S:  inclination  disposition  penchant  propensity
magnanimity - loftiness of spirit enabling one to bear trouble calmly, to 
                           disdain meaness and pettiness, and to display a noble
                           generosity
S:  considerate  benevolence  loftiness
perdition - utter destruction, eternal damnation
S: hell abyss  hades  inferno
pummel - to beat or hit someone or something without ceasing
S:  hammer  pound  pelt  beat  wallop
unsmirched - to clean up, unstain, or restore color
S:  unsmudge  unsoil  untarnish  
guilelessly - to be without deceit
S:  naturally  ingenuously  innocently  naively
lament - to mourn alound
S: wail  mourn  bemoan  deplore  bewail  grieve
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development and 2-Reading Comprehension
Homework:  Complete spelling-vocabulary study guide so you are ready for the test on Thursday, 5/17.  Read Chapters 16, 17, & 18 of Puddn'head Wilson, pp86-98, for Thursday, 5/17.  
WEDNESDAY - May 16
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI/LA     

     Students will continue reading Tangerine.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
THURSDAY  - May 17
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

     Continue reading Tangerine.
Standard(s):  2-Reading comprehension
Period 3: RtI HA/Language Arts
Spelling-Vocabulary Test Today!  Pudd'nhead Wilson #2.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development
Homework:  None!
FRIDAY - May 18 
     Continue reading Tangerine.  Today we will begin to map complications on story diagram.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Week of May 7 - May 11
MONDAY - May 7
Periods: 2, 3,4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI/LA

     Students will complete SSR.  This is the last day for ISTEP testing.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
TUESDAY - May 8
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

     Today we will begin reading the book, Tangerine, by Richard Bloor.  Students will apply short answer essay work and comprehension skills to this book.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development and 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3: RtI/LA-HA
     Students will discuss chapters 7, 8 & 9 of Puddn'head Wilson.  We will specifically discuss Roxy's plan to get money from the imposter, Tom Chambers.
HOMEWORK: Read Chapter 10, 11 & 12 of Puddn'head Wilson for next Thursday, 5/10.
STANDARD(S): 2-Reading Comprehension 
WEDNESDAY - May 9
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

     Students will begin a story diagram on the book, Tangerine.
     Continue reading Tangerine.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
THURSDAY - May 10
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA
     Today we will begin a character profile on the back side of the story diagram that we began yesterday: Paul, Erik, Mom & Dad.
     Continue reading Tangerine.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3: RtI/HA-LA
     Students will be assigned the following spelling-vocabulary words:
p36 asperity
p38 incongruous
p38 blenched
p41 degradation
p41 consolation
p42 dissipation
p42 billet
p47 solicitude
p48 subsidence
p49 reconnoiter
p49 intrepidity
p49 conveyed
p49 digression
p49 apparition
p50 undulatory
p51 surreptitious
p53 enmeshed
p54 proclivities
p55 magnanimity
p57 perdition
p59 pummel
p61 unsmirched
p62 guilelessly
p63 lament
      Students will read chapters 13, 14, and 15 of Pudd'nhead Wilson for next Tuesday, pp65-85.  Also, beginning on p31, as a reader, outline the evidence of text that leads up to revealing that the impostor, Tom, has been robbing homes to help pay off his gambling debt in St. Louis.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary and 2-Reading Comprehension
Homework:  Begin preparing spelling-vocabulary study guide, and complete assigned reading.
FRIDAY - May 11
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

     Continue reading Tangerine.  
Standard(s):  2-Reading Comprehension
Week of April 30 - May 4
MONDAY - April 30
Periods:  2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

     Free reading with Nooks or SRA -SSR
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
TUESDAY - May 1
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

Free reading with Nooks or SRA -SSR
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3: RtI/HA-LA
     Today students will work on finding definitions for the following spelling-vocabulary words Pudd'nhead Wilson.
manifest - readily perceived by the senses, and especially by sight, easily understood by the mind
synonyms: obvious  evident  clear  apparent palpable
infallible - in capable of error, not liable to mislead, deceive, or disappoint
synonyms:  certain  unerring  inerrable  sure
revered - to fear, respect, to show devoted deferential honor, to regard as worthy of great honor
synonyms: reverence  venerate  worship  adore
covert - hiding place, masking or concealing device
synonyms: shelter  secret  hidden clandestine  furtive
approbation - an act of approving formally or officially
synonyms: approve  sanction  commendation praise
chary - discreetly cautious, hesitant and vigilant about dangerous risks
synonyms: treasured  cautious  circumspect  guarded
salable - capable of being or fit to be sold
synonyms: marketable   merchandisable  vendible  trafficable
conflagration - a large disastrous fire
synonyms: conflict  war  fire  inferno  holocaust
muse - to become absorbed in thought -to turn something over in the mind, meditatively and inconclusively
synonyms: ponder  wonder  marvel  deliberate  mediate  mull
peremptoriness - putting an end to or precluding a right of action, debate, or delay
synonyms: haughtiness  masterful  domineering  imperativeness
caprices - sudden impulses, and seemingly unmotivated, notion, or action
synonyms: whim  vagary  crotchet  conceit  fancy
clabber - sour milk that has thickened or curdled
synonyms: cruddle  curd  lopper  turn
docile - easily taught, easily led or managed
synonyms: obedient  tractable   amenable   biddable
obsequiousness - marked by or exhibiting a fawning attentiveness
synonyms: subservient  menial  obeisant  servile  slavish
abyss - an immeasurably deep gulf or great space, intellectual or moral depths
synonyms: hell  perdition  pit  hades 
chattel - an item of tangible movable or immovable property, except real estate ad things connected with real property
synonyms: slave  bondman  belongings  goods
vengeance - punishment inflicted in retaliation for an injury or offense
synonyms: retribution  retaliation  reprisal  requital
ostensible - intended for display -open to review
synonyms:  apparent  illusive  illusory  seeming  semblant
assertion - to speak or act in a manner that complex recognition, especially, one's rights
synonyms:  allegedly  forcefulness  insistence  emphatic
toiling - long strenuous fatiguing labor
synonyms: hard work  labor  overwork  striving  straining  moiling
affront - a hostile encounter, a deliberate insult
synonyms: offend  outrage 
prodigy - something extraordinary or inexplainable, a highly talented child or youth
sublime - to elevate or exalt, especially in dignity or honor
synonyms: exalt  honor  aggrandize  magnify
besieged- to surround with armed forces
synonyms: importune  beleagued  blockaded  invested
injudicious - not judicious
synonyms: indiscreet  unwise
appended - hanging -added as a supplement
synonyms: attach  affix  subjoin  annex
prodigious - being a sign
synonyms: portentous  strange  unusual  astounding
     Students will have a work day to complete their study guide for the spelling-vocabulary test on Thursday.
Standard(s):
1-Vocabulary Development
WEDNESDAY - May 2
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA 

     Free reading with shortened periods, due to ISTEP testing.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
THURSDAY - May 3
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA 

     Free reading with shortened periods, due to ISTEP testing.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3: RtI/LA-HA
     Students will take Spelling-Vocabulary test.  Read next 3 chapters of Puddn'head Wilson for next Tuesday, 5/8.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development and 2-Reading Comprehension
FRIDAY - May 4
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

     Free reading with shortened periods, due to ISTEP testing.  I will be working with Periods 8 & 9 on their Pompeii Stories.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension and 5-Writing
Week of April 23 - 27
MONDAY - April 23
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

     Complete another ISTEP(+) practice, short story, "A Powerful Force."  Follow procedure of ISTEP approach.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development, and 2-Reading Comprehension
TUESDAY - April 24
Periods: 2, 3, ,4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI/LA

     Complete story from yesterday; finish with work on SRA.
Standard(s):  1-Vocabulary Development, and 2-Reading Comprehension.
Period 3 -RtI LA/HA
     Silent reading today in Pudd'nhead Wilson.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension.
Homework:  Read Chapters 4, 5, & 6. pp16-29 for Thursday, 4/26.
WEDNESDAY - April 25
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI/LA

     Students will complete an SRA rate assessment.  I will begin assessing fluency for silent reading, while students complete work in their SRA books.
Standard(s): 1-Reading Comprehension
THURSDAY - April 26
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9  RtI/LA

     Read short story "A Teacher to Remember," for ISTEP+ practice.  Continue to follow ISTEP approach strategy for reading and answering multiple choice questions.  Review where answers are found/supported in text.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development, and 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3 - RtI/LA
     Students will write the following spelling-vocabulary words:
manifest, infallible, revered, covert, approbation, chary, salable, conflagration, muse, peremptoriness, caprices, clabber, docile, obsequiousness, abyss, chattel, vengeance, ostensible, assertion, toiling, affront, prodigy, gilded, sublime, besieged, injudicious, appended, prodigious.
     Students will decide which words they do not know.  Having done so, they will write the definition, 2 synonyms, and know how to, or actually write the word correctly in a sentence.  Students will have the option to not complete any of this information for the vocabulary test, Thursday, May 3, if they feel they do not need to do so.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development
Homework:  Vocabulary work above, and read chapters 7, 8, & 9 pp30-40 of Pudd'nhead Wilson for next Tuesday, 5/2.     
FRIDAY: April 27
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI/LA

     Today we will finish review where information is located in the text for ISTEP practice.  Students will complete SSR with their book, or a Nook for the remainder of the period.  I will be wrapping up the first individual assessment of fluency for silent reading.
Standard(s):  1-Vocabulary Development and 2-Reading Comprehension






Week of April 16 - 20
MONDAY - April 16
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9

     Students will begin ISTEP+ practice strategy all week.  We will be using stories from the SRA kit.  Students will
-read the title
-read the first paragraph
-read the last paragraph
-read the questions
-read the selection (may highlight as you read)
-answer the questions
-go back and highlight test that supports your answer to comprehension questions
     The first short story used for  practice is "Rescue Mission" by Colonel Carroll V. Glines Jr.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development and 2-Reading Comprehension
TUESDAY  - April 17
Periods: 2,  3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

     Today students will complete another ISTEP+ practice with the steps introduced on Monday.  The short story used for practice is "Bill Pikney's Incredible Voyage," by William O'Farrell.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary and 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3: RtI LA/HA
     Students will complete their short essay on Marxist Criticism in regard to Wuthering Heights.  Read forward and Chapters 1-3, pp1-15 of Wuthering Heights. Due Thursday, 4-19.
Standard(s): 4 & 5 Writing
WEDNESDAY - April 18
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

      Complete work from yesterday's ISTEP practice story.
     Work on SRA..
Standard(s):  1-Vocabulary Development, and 2-Comprehension
THURSDAY - April 19
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

     Today students will complete a story on the Titanic.  We will complete all ISTEP practice with this story, completely together.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development and 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3: RtI LA/HA
     We will discuss Chapters 1-3 of Pudd'nhead Wilson.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
FRIDAY - April 20
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

     Students will complete independent reading with Nook or their own personal book.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development and 2-Reading Comprehension

We are on an adjusted schedule/pep session schedule next Friday.  There will be a presentation about ISTEP.



Week of April 9 - April 13
MONDAY - April 9 -No School -Last Day of Easter Break

TUESDAY - April 10
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA
     
Today we will begin practicing the ISTEP strategy for reading and answering questions.  The 2nd round of ISTEP will take place around the 1st of May.
     Students will read a selection of informational text, "Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce," by Matthew G. Grant.  Students are responsible for applying the strategy: read title, 1st and last paragraph, questions, read the entire story, mark the text where answers are located, and then answer the short essay questions.  
     Besides content and mechanic accuracy, students will be assessed on their ability to locate and mark information.  This is a very important step because whether students complete their ISTEP on line, or use the paper/pencil method, they are allowed and encouraged to highlight areas of their text when they find information to their answers.
Standard(s):  1-Vocabulary Development, 2-Reading Comprehension, and 3-Literary Skill & Analysis.
Period 3: RtI-HA/LA
     
Students will submit a 2-paragraph version of their research to Campbell's Printing for publication in the Spring Vintage Views.  The entire article will be printed in the Fall publication.
     Students will draft a thank you letter to Commingores and other personnel who were consulted on research.
Standard(s): 4 & 5-Writing
WEDNESDAY - April 11
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA
     
Students will continue to work on story begun yesterday.  
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development, 2-Reading Comprehension, and 3-Literary Skill & Analysis.
THURSDAY - April 12
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA
   
 Students will finish work from their story, if not already done.  The remainder of the period, students will work on SRA.
     A tentative fluency assessment is scheduled today.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development & 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3: RtI-LA/HA
   
 We will complete reading Wuthering Heights.  We will also finish talking about Marxist criticism.
   
 We will begin reading the book, Pudd'nhead Wilson, by Mark Twain.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension.
FRIDAY - April 13
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
   
 SSR -Students will read silently in their book, or in a Nook.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension

Week of April 2-4 Easter Break! 4/6 to 4/9
MONDAY - April 2
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-HA

     Today students are working on SRA,
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development and 2-Reading Comprehension
TUESDAY - April 3
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA
     Students will continue working with SRA, or they may choose to complete SSR.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development & 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3: RtI-LA/HA
     Congratulations to Jacob Hall who is in this class!  He placed 2nd in the State Geography Bee,  Wow!  What bragging rights we have for RCMS!  Kudos, Jacob!
     Today we will begin work on our article for the Vintage Views.  We will be working in a shared document format.
Standard(s): 4 & 5-Writing
Homework:  Continue to work on your section of the document.  You should have completed reading the remainder of Wuthering Heights.
WEDNESDAY - April 4
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA

     Students will complete a rate assessment today.  Following, they will work on SRA.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development and 2-Reading Comprehension
THURSDAY - April 5
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9

     Today students will complete SRA, or read silently, SSR.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development and 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3:  RtI-LA/HA
     Wrap up article!  This is it!  We will submit the final copy to Campbell's Printing via internet.
Standard(s): 4 & 5-Writing
FRIDAY - April 6 - NO SCHOOL - Good Friday
HAPPY EASTER BREAK!
Week of March 26-30 Back At It -The Final Round! Make it count!
MONDAY - March 26
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA

     Today we will complete work for the Jamie Escalante Story, begun the week before Spring Break.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development, 2-Reading Comprehension, and 3-Literary Skill and Analysis.
TUESDAY - March 27
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     Read Patches, pp306-313.  Complete questions on p313 and begin work on coordinating comprehension packet.  Use the ISTEP+ strategy approach for reading short stories.
Period 3: RtI-LA/HA
     We will prepare interview questions from research on old train d depot in Rensselaer and the new Amtrack waiting area.  Rick Commingore will be here for an interview, Thursday, March 29.
Standard(s): 4-Writing Research
Homework:  Complete remainder of Wuthering Heights by next week.  Review questions and anticipate for Thursday's interview with Mr, Commingore.
WEDNESDAY - March 28
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA.
Students will continue to make corrections to short answer essay and comprehension pkts., from last two short stories.  Students will also work on SRA, as time allows.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development, 2-Reading Comprehension and 3-Literary Skill and Analysis.
THURSDAY - March 29
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA
Students will repeat lesson today from yesterday, Wednesday.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development, 2-Reading Comprehension, and 3-Literary Skill & Analysis
Period 3: RtI-LA/HA
     Students will interview Rick and Linda Commingore to find history of the old Monon Train Depot to current Depot in Rensselaer, Indiana.
Standard(s): 7-Listening & Speaking Skills
FRIDAY - March 30
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA

SSR - Sustained Silent Reading in your own book or with a Nook
Tentative: SRA Rate Assessment and Fluency Assessment
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Week of March 12 - 16 Spring Break Around the Corner!
MONDAY - March 12
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     
Read the Jimmy Escalante story in Bridges.  Apply ISTEP+ strategy approach before reading.  Complete short answer essay questions.
Standard(s):
1-Vocabulary Development, 2-Reading Comprehension, and 3-Literary Skill & Analysis
TUESDAY - March 13
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 8 & 9 RtI-LA
     
Complete/revise short answer essay questions from yesterday.  Review model answers.  Begin work on coordinating skill packet of comprehension questions to yesterday's story.
Standard(s):
1-Vocabulary Development, 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3: RtI-LA/HA  
     
Pair up to work on computer research.  Research areas of Rensselaer Train Depot, and CSX - Amtrack Dissability Act Train Depot in Rensselaer.
Standard(s):
2-Reading Comprehension and 4 & 5 -Writing Research
Homework:
 Read Chapters 29 & 30 of Wuthering Heights
WEDNESDAY - March 14
     
Work on SRA.
Standard(s):
1-Vocabulary Development and 2-Reading Comprehension
THURSDAY:  March 15
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     Work on SRA.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development and 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3 RtI-HA/LA
     Discuss Chapters 29 & 30
     Discussion Notes:
-Chapter 29
-Linton has passed away -funeral takes place at end of Chapter 28
-Heathcliff visits the Grange and says that Cathy can come and live at the Heights
-What does Heathcliff say about his haunting?
-Explain what a Sexton is.
-What does Heathcliff do at Catherine's grave?
-Chapter 30
-Linton (Heathcliff and Isabella's son dies.)
-What does a fortnight mean?
-What happens on Sunday, and what is Hareton asked to do by Zillah and Joseph?
-What does Hareton confess about what he had asked Heathcliff to do while Cathy was taking care of Linton?
-Explain Heathcliff's final plan to obtain Thrushcross Grange.
-At the end of Chapter 30, what did Mr. Lockwood propose?
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Homework:  Read Chapters 31 & 32 of Wuthering Heights
MARCH 16 - Friday
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI/LA
     Complete STAR assessment and SSR - Sustained Silent Reading
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension

HAPPY SPRING BREAK!!  It's Finally Here!

ISTEP Week-Here We Go!! March 5-9
MONDAY - March 5
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA

      Today, and this week, students will have a choice to work on SRA or to complete SSR.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
TUESDAY - March 6 ISTEP Testing today!  We are on an adjusted schedule.
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     Students will complete SSR with a Nook, or their own book.  Students may choose to work on SRA.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3: RtI/LA-HA
     Discuss questions for chapter 23.  Read to learn more about Marxist Criticism.  
     Explain to students our writing assignment for Vintage Views.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Homework:  Read Chapters 25 & 26 of Wuthering Heights.
WEDNESDAY - March 7  ISTEP Today -on adjusted schedule.
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI/LA
     Today students will complete SSR with a Nook, or their own personal reading book.  Students may choose to work on SRA.
THURSDAY - March 8 ISTEP Today -on adjusted schedule.
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     Today students will complete SSR with a Nook, or their own personal reading book.  Students may choose to work on SRA.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension.  
Period 3: RtI-LA/HA
     Discuss dadaism.  Continue reading about Marxist Criticism.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension and Literary Terms.
FRIDAY - March 9
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     Today students will complete a fluency assessment and rate assessment.  The remainder of the time, students will read for SSR with a Nook, or their own book.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Week of February 27 to March 1
MONDAY - February 27
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9

     Students will complete another ISTEP practice with an SRA story, "The Basketball Bird."  This strategy will incorporate a short answer essay, long with multiple choice.
     Students will also apply this strategy to informational text, "The Sacred Well,"  Bridges II, pp334-331.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development, 2-Reading Comprehension, 3-Literary Skill & Analysis
TUESDAY - February 28
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI/LA

     Today we will continue with another ISTEP Practice with an SRA story.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development, 2-Reading Comprehension, and 3-Short Answer Essay
Period 3: RtI LA/HA
     Begin reading about Marxist Criticism of Wuthering Heights.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary and 2-Reading Comprehension
Homework:  Read Chapters 21 & 22 of Wuthering Heights
WEDNESDAY - February 29
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9     
     Today we will finish work from yesterday and repeat ISTEP practice with another story.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development, 2-Reading Comprehension, and 3-Short Answer Essay.
THURSDAY - March 1
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA

     Students will complete any work from the previous days, and will finish up with SRA, if time allows.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development, 2-Reading Comprehension, and 3-Short Answer Essay
Period 3: RtI LA-HA
  Today we will discuss the following questions of Wuthering Heights from Chapters 21 & 22.
-Why isn't Cathy's birthday celebrated?
-How does Catherine trick Nelly?
-What does Heathcliff reveal about Linton as opposed to Hareton?
-What cycle repeats when Cathy, Linton, and Hareton take a walk around Wuthering Heights?
-In Chapter 22, how does Heathcliff play on the sympathy of Cathy?
Standard(s):  2-Reading Comprehension and 7-Listening & Speaking
Homework:  Read Chapters 23 & 24 for next Tuesday, 3/6.
FRIDAY - March 2
     SSR - Sustained Silent Reading with Books or Nooks
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Week of February 21 - 24
MONDAY - No School - Flex Day  February 20
TUESDAY - February 21
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA

     Students will practice reading comprehension strategy for short answer essay, short story, and ISTEP success.
  • Read the title
  • Go to the end and read the questions
  • Read the first paragraph of the story
  • Read the last paragraph of the story
  • Read the story from start to finish
  • Mark the text with your pencil along the way, where you see possible information to answer the questions.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension and 3 -Short Answer Essay
Period 3 -RtI-HA/LA
Collect the following:
-Chapters 16 & 17 Journal Entries
-WS p55
-Study Guide and sentences
Standard(s): 6 -Sentence Structure, 4-Writing, 1-Vocabulary
Homework:  Read Chapters 17 & 18 for Thursday, 2/23
**Complete short answer essays and extended essay worksheet over chapters 16 & 17 of Wuthering Heights.
WEDNESDAY - February 22
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 & 10  RtI-LA

     Today students will complete a practice run-through testing approach to a reading selection.  Following, students will complete short answer essay responses from yesterday and begin SRA.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension and 3 -Short Answer Essay
THURSDAY - February 23
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA

     Complete another testing approach of pre-reading for ISTEP.
Continue work with SRA.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development, 2 -Reading Comprehension
Period: 3 RtI-LA/HA
     Spelling-Vocabulary test today.  Collect short answer essay and extended essay for chapters 16 & 17.  
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary, 2-Reading Comprehension, 3-Short Answer Essay, and 4-Writing
Homework:  Read Chapters 18 & 19 of Wuthering Heights.
FRIDAY - February 24
    SSR -Sustained Silent Reading in your book, or a Nook.  All 3 series of The Hunger Games have been loaded on the Nooks!
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension





Week of February 13 - 20
MONDAY
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
       Read and diagram the book, Hugs for Pearl.  Complete 1 last re-write of short answer essay from touch article.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension and 3 -Short Answer Essay
TUESDAY - February 14
Happy Valentine's Day
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
    
Today students will make a heart-shaped sandwich.  They will watch the demonstration to complete a list of ingredients.  They will then write a paragraph of directions -expository text.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary, and 4 -Expository Text
Period 3 RtI-LA/HA
Students will turn in homework.  The group will determine a list of spelling-vocabulary words from chapters 13 & 14 of Wuthering Heights.  This list will be turned in at the end of the period.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary & 2 -Reading Comprehension
Homework:  Read Chapters 16 & 17 of Wuthering Heights for Thursday, 2/16.
WEDNESDAY - February 15
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     Students will complete SRA.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary & 2-Reading Comprehension
THURSDAY - February 16
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA
    
Today students will complete SRA.
Standard(s):
1-Vocabulary & 2-Reading Comprehension
Period 3 RtI-LA/HA
Write the following spelling-vocabulary words with definitions and synonyms.  Any spell-vocab word that does not have at least 4 synonyms, you are responsible for finding what is needed.
discern - to recognize or identify as separate and distinct
S: discriminate differentiate  discrepate  distinguish
abject - showing hopelessness or resignation
S: servile  spiritless downtrodden  underfoot
relented - to cease resistance
S: soften mollify  yield abated  ebbed  slackened
irefully - fully intense and openly displaying anger
S: irately incensed wrathfully  choleric  wroth-fully
quiescence - marked by inactivity or repose
S: latency  abeyance  dormancy  suspension
sanguine - high color and cheerfulness
S: confident  optimistic confident  optimistic  flushed  cheerfulness
scruples - to show reluctance on grounds of confidence
S:  hesitations  qualms  reconsideration
disquietude - having taken away the peace or tranquility of
S:  discomposure  uneasiness  anxiety  agitation  turmoil
vallate - to surround with a wall
S:  enclose  gird  envelope  enclave
paltry
- piece of course cloth, trash
S:  inferior  mean  despicable  meager  measly
festoons - decorative chains or strips (cloth) hanging between two points
S:  decorations  adornments  ornamentations
alacrity - cheerful readiness, spirit full light-heartedness
S:  goodwill  eagerness  fervor  heartiness
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary, 3 -Short Answer Essay, & 7 -Grammar
Homework:  Write a summary of chapters 16 & 17 of Wuthering Heights -due Tuesday, 2/21.   Complete spelling-vocabulary study guide (finding needed synonyms -a total of 4 synonyms for each word), and write each word in a sentence on lined paper.  The completed study guide, along with the sentences will be due Tuesday, 2/21.
     Complete WSp54 (The Adverb) and EX8, p382 -due Tuesday, 2/21.
****Spelling-Vocabulary test is scheduled for Thursday, 2/23.
FRIDAY - February 17
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
   
SSR - Sustained Silent Reading
    Students will read with a Nook, or thier own personal reading book.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension
Week of February 6-10
MONDAY - February 6
Periods: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     Students will begin re-writes from "Forty-Five Seconds Inside a Tornado."  We will also begin reading an informational article on "touch" from Good Housekeeping.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension & 3 -Short Answer Essay

TUESDAY - February 7
Periods: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     Students will complete re-writes of short answer essay.  Complete reading article on "touch," and complete corresponding comprehension worksheet.
Standard(s): 1 -Reading Vocabulary, 2 -Reading Comprehension, and 3 -Short Answer Essay
Period 3 - RtI-LA/HA
     Review function of adverb.  Write summaries of Chapters 12 & 13 of Wuthering Heights in your journal.
Standard(s): 6 -Grammar, 4 -Writing/Journal Response
HOMEWORK:  EX. 9 & 10, and WSpp382 & 384, along with journal responses are due Thursday, 2/9.

WEDNESDAY - February 8
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     Re-do any short answer essays from yesterday in regards to the informative article, if needed.
     Begin listening to the reading of four children's books about hugging.
Complete corresponding WS about setting, theme, text and text pattern.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary, 2 -Reading Comprehension, and 3 -Short Answer Essay

THURSDAY - February 9
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     Students will complete STAR assessment.
Period 3 -RtI/HA-LA
     Students will complete STAR assessment.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading
HOMEWORK:  Read Chapters 14 & 15 of Wuthering Heights
FRIDAY - February 10
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA
     SSR - Sustained Silent Reading with Book or Nook
     SRA - Today we will complete a rate test.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary and 2 -Reading Fluency
Week of Jan. 30 to Feb. 3
MONDAY - January 30
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     Read in Bridges the informational text story, "Forty-Five Seconds Inside a Tornado"  Complete questions 1-3 on p71,
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension and 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis
TUESDAY - January 31
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     Complete the packet, "Forty-Five Seconds Inside a Tornado."  Students may complete independently or with a partner.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension
Period 3 - RtI-HA
     Students in this period will meet in Mrs. Graf's Zone to complete reading and catch up on any reading in which they are behind.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension
WEDNESDAY - February 1
     Today is a SRA day.
Standard(s): 1 - Vocabulary and 2 -Reading Comprehension
THURSDAY - February 2
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA
     Today is an SRA day.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development and 2 -Reading Comprehension
Period 3: RtI-HA
     Students in this period will meet in Mrs, Graf's Zone to complete reading and catch up on any reading in which they are behind.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension
FRIDAY - February 3
     SSR - Sustained Silent Reading.  Students will either read in their book or a Nook.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension
Week of January 22 to January 27
MONDAY - January 23
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 -RtI-LA
Read in Bridges "Ships that Could Think,"  pp246-251.  Complete questions on p257.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension, and 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis
TUESDAY - January 24
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9  RtI-LA
Complete 2nd re-write of short answer essay work from yesterday.  Work together on skill packet from Monday's reading.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension, and 3 -Short Answer Essay.
Period 3 - RtI -HA
Share model essay on Parallelism, chapters 10 & 11 of Wuthering Heights.  Continue/complete final drafts of essay -work at library computers.
Standard(s) 2 -Reading Comprehension and 4 -Writing.
WEDNESDAY - January 25
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9  RtI-LA
     Today is an SRA day.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension and 1 -Vocabulary Development
THURSDAY - January 26
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     Today is an SRA day.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development and 2 -Reading Comprehension
Period 3 -RtI-HA
     Students will turn in final draft of Parallelism, and begin reading chapters 12 & 13 of Wuthering Heights.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension and 4 -Writing
FRIDAY - January 27
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9  RtI-LA
     Today is SSR - Sustained Silent Reading.  Students will be able to choose to read from a Nook or their own book.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension

Week of January 16-20 -4th 6-Weeks New Nooks for RtI Students
THE NOOKS ARE ALL SET TO GO!!!
MONDAY - January 16
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI
     Today we will treat this Monday as it is Friday.  Students will have time to complete what is left of their two SRA stories.  Some students will complete short answer essay re-writes.  Other students will be able to try out the new Nooks.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development, 2 -Reading Comprehension, and 3 -Literary Skill & Analysis
TUESDAY - January 17
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6. 8 & 9 RtI
     Students are completing their 2nd re-write of short answer essays to the Titanic.
Standard(s): 3 -Literary Skill & Analysis
Period 3 RtI-HA
     Today we will work on parallelism with the characters Catherine, Nelly, Edgar, Isabella, and Heathcliff.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension, and 4 -Writing
Homework:  Students will complete a rough draft of Parallelism about the characters mentioned above.  This assignment can be accessed to the right of this screen, under "handouts."
WEDNESDAY - January 18
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
     Wrap up writing from yesterday and begin SRA.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension and 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis 
Thursday -January 19
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
    We will be working on SRA today.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension
Period 3 -RtI-Ha
     Students will work on typing final draft of their parallelism summary.
Homework:  Read Chapters 12 & 13 of Wuthering Heights for next Tuesday, 1/24.  Students will complete typing of their final draft next Tuesday.
Standard(s): 4 -Writing
FRIDAY - January 20
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
     SRA Rate Building Assessment
SSR - Sustained Silent Reading
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension
Week of January 9 - 13 Last Week of 1st Semester!
MONDAY - January 9
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9
     Students will read in the Bridges series, "...from The Titanic," pp40-47.  Discuss short answer essays on p47, and begin answering.
     Review fluency for assessment this Friday.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension, and 3 -Literary Skill & Analysis
TUESDAY - January 10
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6. 8, & 9 RtI
     Complete short answer essays and make corrections.  Begin Titanic pkt.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension, and 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis
Period 3 -RtI-HA
     We will not meet today because these 3 students are in Geography Bee.  Congratulations and Good Luck!
Standard(s): 
WEDNESDAY - January 11
THURSDAY - January 12
Periods: 2, 3, 4, ,6, 8, 9 RtI
     Continue work on 2nd SRA story foe this week.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development, 2 -Reading Comprehension
Period: 3 RtI-HA
     Read Chapters 10 & 11 of Wuthering Heights.  Collect journal entry & WSp51, that was due last Tuesday.
Homework: Chapters 10 & 11 need to be read by next Tuesday, 1/17.
FRIDAY - January 13 
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
SCHOOL CANCELLED TODAY - SNOWY WEATHER!
Week of January 3-6 A New Year & Last 2 Weeks of Semester 1
MONDAY  Janurary 2 - No School - Christmas Break


TUESDAY January 3
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI
     Students will begin work on SRA stories.  They will learn how to complete extra practice skills and how to chart their progress.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension
Period 3 -RtI-HA
Finish reading Chapter 9 of Wuthering Heightsl.
Homework: None
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension
WEDNESDAY  January 4
     Students will begin their first work with SRA program.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development, and 2 -Reading Comprehension

THURSDAY  January 5
Period 3 -RtI-HA
     Begin work on journal entry.  Discuss the similarities that Catherine uses to compare herself with Heathcliff.  Be sure  to include any simile phrases she uses to explain her similarities and her differences with Linton.
Homework: Journal Entry & WS p51, due Tuesday, 1/10.

FRIDAY January 6
     Any student not finished with SRA stories, will work to complete them today.
    SSR - Sustained Silent Reading
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension
Week of December 20 -21 -Last Two Days...before Break!
MONDAY- December 19
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA

     Today students are completing their sample SRA test so that they will know how to independently score and record their progress, when we begin after Christmas Break.
     We will also begin a power word lesson with antonyms, latin roots, and prefixes.  This lesson will continue after break.  Upon completion, students will test over the instruction and practice.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development, 2 -Reading Comprehension
TUESDAY - December 20
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA

     SSR - Sustained Silent Reading
Any fluency tests not completed will be made up today.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension
Period 3 -RtI-HA
     
We will discuss Chapter 8 of Wuthering Heights and begin reading Chapter 9.
Standard(s):
2 -Reading Comprehension
Homework:  None
Merry Christmas...and Happy New Year!!!
Week of December 12 - 16
MONDAY - December 12
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA

     Students are completing persuasive letters.  Following, students will complete etymology activity with greek prefixes.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Comprehension and 4 -Writing
TUESDAY - December 13
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA

   There are a few students that will be finishing persuasive letters.  Also, many students will be finishing their etymology work today.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary & 4 -Writing
Period 3: RtI-LA/HA
     We will review adverb function (p381)-12b.  Complete Ex8, p382 together.  Collect.
      Discuss Chapter 7 of Wuthering Heights.  The following points were discussed -
-Catherine's length of stay at the Lintons
-Heathcliff's reception when the Lintons came to visit.
-Heathcliff's initial dislike for Edgar Linton
-Catherines affect on the other characters after she has spent time with the Lintons
-What Heathcliff vowed to Nelly Dean  he would do to get even with Hindley
-Mr. Lockwood's newly enlightened viewpoint of Nelly Dean
Homework:  Write a summary of chapter 7 and include points above that were discussed in class today.  The summary is due Thursday, 12/15.
Standard(s):  6-Language Conventions & 2 -Reading Comprehension
WEDNESDAY - December 14
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-La 
   Complete placement test for SRA work.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary & 2 -Reading Comprehension
THURSDAY - December 15
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9
Begin/Complete sample SRA selection.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development & 2 -Reading
Comprehension
Period: 3 RtI-HA
Read together Chapter 8 of Wuthering Heights.
Homework:  Complete Chapter 8 for Tuesday, 12/21
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension
FRIDAY - December 16
 SSR and Fluency Testing
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension

Week of December 5 - 9
MONDAY - December 5
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9  RtI

     Complete final re-writes of questions to the "Lindbergh Kidnapping."
Standard(s): 3 -Literary Skill & Analysis
TUESDAY - December 6
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9

     Begin working on character sketch notes of Bruno Hauptman, the kidnapper and killer of the Lindbergh baby.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension, and 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis
Period 3 -RtI-HA
     Complete reading Chapter 5 and 6 in class.  If time allows, we will discuss.
Homework:  Plan to discuss Chapters 5 & 6 on Thursday, 12/8.
Standard(s):  2 -Reading Comprehension
WEDNESDAY - November 7
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
Students will begin their first draft of their letter to the editor in regards to the guilt of Bruno Hauptman.
Standard(s): 4 & 5 -Writing and Writing Applications
THURSDAY - November 8
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA
   Students will continue/complete final drafts of persuasive letter about Bruno Hauptman from the Lindbergh kidnapping.
     Students will also complete their fluency test today instead of Friday.
Standard(s): 4 & 5 -Writing
Period 3: RtI-HA
     Students will begin reading Chapter 7.  What is left to read will be homework that is due Tuesday, 12/13.
     We will discuss chapters 4, 5 & 6 of Wuthering Heights.
The following traits will be noted for these characters.
Catherine:, warm independent, devoted nature, affinity for Heathcliff
Heathcliff: brooding, sullen, capable of vindictiveness
Hindley: weakness, cruel, tormenting, humiliates others, and cries when he cannot have his own way
Students will also need to recognized that Mr. Lockwood ceases to be narrator and that Nelly Dean (the maid at Wuthering Heights) takes over.       In Chapter 6, symbolism becomes apparent as Catherine is drawn in by the Lintons with what she sees as luxury and gentility.  However, Heathcliff views the Lintons on the surface as pleasant, but recognizes how shallow they really are.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension
Homework:  Read Chapter 7 pp52-62 by next Tuesday, 12/13.
FRIDAY - November 9
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
     SSR - Sustained Silent Reading
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension



Week of November 28 - December 2
Monday - November 28
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI
     Students will begin reading "The Lindbergh Kidnapping," pp370-387.  This is an informational text reading with quite a bit of detail and value judgement on the part of the reader.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension 
Tuesday - November 29
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI-LA
Students will complete the reading begun on Monday.  Following, we will sort and categorize details of the story.  We will also complete structural analysis with words from the story.   The vocabulary words we will focus on are the following: estate, foreigner, figure, plot, receipts.  
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development, 2 -Reading Comprehension.
Period 3 -RtI-HA/LA
     Introduce and practice recognition of transitive and intransitive verbs, p381.  Students will take the following notes in their Agenda to help then remember key details that distinguishes the following differences.
Transitive = Object
(Direct) or Direct and Indirect
Intransitive = Nothing
                     = Adverb
                     = Preposition
                     = Adverb & Preposition (either order)
Standard(s): 6 -Sentence Structure
HOMEWORK:  Ex6p380 & EX7pp380-381 is due Thursday, 12/1.  In your journal, do your best to illustrate the bed chamber in Chapter 3 of Wuthering Heights.  Include as many details as you can.  Remember, the copy of the paper back is your own, so you can mark or highlight any descriptions that can be included in the illustration.  These assignments are due Thursday, 12/1.
Wednesday - November 30
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA

     Begin discussion and note taking for answers to the questions found on p387.  Begin working on short answer essay responses.
Standard(s):  3 -Literary Skill & Analysis
Thursday - December 1
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI

     Complete first draft of short answer essay to questions on p378.
Standard(s):  3 -Literary Skill and Analysis
Friday - December 2
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9
     Fluency Assessment and SSR
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension



Thanksgiving Break is Around the Corner! Nov. 21 -22

Monday - November 21
and
Tuesday - November 22
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9
    For these two days, students will choose between SSR, or Scrabble, or Apple or Banana Grams.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development, and 6 -Sentence Structure
Period 3 RtI-HA -Tuesday, November 22
     Students will have work day today to complete their Venn diagrams for chapter 2 ofWuthering Heights.
Standard(s)1 -Vocabulary Development and 2 -Reading Comprehension
Homework: 
Read Chapter 3 of Wuthering Heights, pp19-32 for next Tuesday, 11/29.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  I hope everyone has a fabulous and memorable time with friends and family! 

Week of November 14-18

Monday - November 14
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI-LA
    
Today is Quesadilla Monday.  Last week, one area of vocabulay development was the recognition of foreign words that have been added to our English vocabulary.  This reconition was developed through the reading of the story, "Elena."  Today, students will be treated with cheese Quesdillas!
     We will discussus correctional ideas to the initial response of short-answer essays, begun last 11/10, p49.  Students will then begin work on their second re-write.
Standard(s): 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis
Tuesday - November 15 -*2-Hour Fog Delay
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI
    
Complete final response (edit, correct) short answer essays from Elena, p49.
Standard(s): 3 -Short Answer Essay
Period 3 RtI-HA
    Read together, Chapter 1 of Wuthering Heights. In your jouranl, write a -paragraph summary.  Select 2-5 words for vocabulary.  Look up definition, find 2 synonyms, and then write each word corectly in a sentence. This assignment is due Thursday, 11/20.
Standard(s):  3 -Literary Skill and Analysis
Homework: 
If you do not finish your summary in class today, it is homework.

Wednesday - November 16
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9
   Students completed a final re-write for Elena, and/or Sca-a-a-a-a-a-ry Jobs, short answer essay. Students will begin taking an assessment test for placement and to determine RtI-LA progress.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension and 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis

Thursday - November 17
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI
    
Complete final re-write of Sca-a-a-a-a-a-ry Stories, short answer essay re-write.
Standard(s): 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis

Friday - November 18
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI
    
SSR and Fluency testing today.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension

Week of November 7 - 11

MONDAY - November 7
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
     Students will complete skills packet "...from Elena."  We will begin a second read of this story in preparation before completion of short answer essay.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development, 2 -Reading 

TUESDAY - November 8
Periods 2, 3, 4, , 8, & 9 RtI
    
Today we will complete the final re-read begun yesterday.  We will discuss, orally, the questions on p49, and put notes in the margin.  Sample responses will be shared for these questions.  After sharing and discussion, students will write responses, independently.
Standard(s): 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis

Period 3 - RtI-HA
     We will discuss last Thursday's reading assignment for Wuthering Heights, and then begin reading Chapter 1.
Homework: None
Standard(s):2 -Reading Comprehension

WEDNESDAY - November 9
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9
    
Students will complete skill practice with syllabication, foreign words, and compoud words.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development
THURSDAY - November 10
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8,  9
     Today students will be assessed on short answer essay.  We will read and discuss orally, the story, "Sca-a-a-a-a-a-ry Jobs," pp90-93.  Students will complete questions 1-3, p93 on their own.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension, and 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis

Period 3 -RtI-HA
     We will continue to read orally, taking turns, Wuthering Heights.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension

FRIDAY - November 11
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
     SSR - Sustained Silent Reading
     While students are reading, I will complete fuency assessments today.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension
Reminder:  The plan is to make some quesadllas next Monday! 

Week of October 31 - November 4

MONDAY October31
NO SCHOOL!  LAST DAY OF FALL BREAK!
TUESDAY November 1
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6 & 8 RtI
     Today we will read a historical fiction, ...from Elena, pp36-49.  We will focus on some vocabulary that has become "Americanized" from the Spanish language.  This historical fiction is the setting of the Mexican Revolution from 1910-1920.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development and 2 -Reading
Period 3 -RtI-HA
     We will begin Chapter 11 -Verbs
Instructional focus will be with helping-main verbs, and action-linking verbs.
  We will work together on the following exercises: Ex1, p373, Ex.2p376, Ex4p376, and Ex5p377.  Any work not completed will be homework, which will be due 11/3.
Standard(s): 6 -Sentence Structure
Homework:
See notes above.

WEDNESDAY  November 2
Periods: 2, 3, 4, , 8, & 9 RtI
     Today students will focus on Spanish-American words that have become part of our English language: sombrero, chispa, barrio, manta, tortilla, bandoleer, serape, taco, and quesadilla.  Students will use two sources to build and establish word meaning -their book, and a dictionary.  Students will create a mini-book with word usage and illustrations.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development, and 2 -
Reading Comprehension

THURSDAY  November 3
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
  Students will finish up their mini-word books, begun yesterday.  We will begin work on specific comprehension skills from the story read on Monday: characterization, and problem-solution.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension
Period 3 RtI-HA
     Students will turn in homework.  Today is a reading day as we begin a new novel, Wuthering Heights.  Students need to have read by next Tuesday, the following:
-Read all beginning pages
-Introduction  pp. xii - xxiv
-Note on Text and Dialect p. xxv
-Biographical Notice pp. xxix - xxxvi
-Editor's Preface pp. xxxvii - xlii
Homework:  See notes above.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension

FRIDAY November 4
(Today is a Behavior Pyramid Reward-Incentive Day!)
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
  SSR Today! -sustained silent reading
   Fuency assessments will be conducted as time allows.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension

Parent-Teacher Conferences This Week! 10/24-10/28

MONDAY  October 24
No School Today!  Parent-Teacher Conferences begin at Noon.  Please say you are planning to attend!  There is so much to share with you about student progress.
TUESDAY October 25
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
    Re-instruct and make corrections to short answer essay responses from "Let The Chips Fall," p233.  If time allows, complete SSR.
Standard(s): 2 -reading comprehension and 3 -literary skill & analysis

Period 3 RtI-HA
Turn in study guide and test over Chapter 13.
     Continue reading the rest of The Red Badge of Courage
     If you have completed reading, sketch Stephen Crane's character Henry Fleming.  Include details about his strengths and weaknsses as a young man and soldier.  Then,,justify if you think he is deserving to be called a patriotic soldier of the Civil War.  If you think otherwise, justify so as well.  Whichever judgement you choose, give at least 3 areas of support from the text to back up your choice.
Homework:Study for your spelling-vocabulary test, Thursday, 10/27.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension, and 4 -Writing

WEDNESAY October 26
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
     Complete work on affixes -prefix/suffix.  Work on word meaning through context clues.  Identify multiple-meaning words.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development

THURSDAY October 27
Periods 2,3,4,6,8,& 9 RtI
     SSR Day -Sustained Silent Reading
Standard(s): 2 -Reading

Period 3 RtI-HA
     Take spelling-vocabulary test.  Finish up reading and journal work and BE DONE BY NEXT TUESDAY(!) 11/1, because we are starting the book Wuthering Heights next week!
Homework:  Any work from The Red Badge of Courage that still needs to be completed!
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development and 4-Writing

FRIDAY October 28
NO SCHOOL!  FALL BREAK BEGINS!!

Week of October 17 - 21 Parent Teacher Conferences Coming Up!

Please Be Reminded that Parent Teacher Conferences are Next Monday -October 24th!  All teachers look forward to seeing parents and students. Therefore, please bring along your son or daughter to their conference.
MONDAY:
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI
     Students will complete their final draft of Persuasive Essay.  We will also review and practice compound words (division, prefix meaning) -a skill that was worked on with last week's story, "The Stranger."
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development, and  & 5 -Writing

TUESDAY:
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 RtI
    Read "Let the Chips Fall," p230.  Complete skill work with cause/effect, summarizing, and vocabulary development.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development, and 2 -Reading Comprehension
Period 3 RtI-HA
Take Home Chapter 11 (also open book) test on nouns, pronouns, and adjectives.
HOMEWORK:  Chapter 11 test is due by end of period on Thursday, 10/20.
Standard(s):  6 -Sentence Structure
WEDNESDAY:
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
   
Complete work from yesterday.  Model, orally, responses to questions 1-3, p233.  Complete expressively.  Students will begin making corrections where needed. This is short answer essay; therefore, corrections are very necessary and important.
Standard(s): 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis
THURSDAY:
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 7 9 RtI
   Today is a potato chip test day.  Students will have 4 brands of potato chips to taste test.  We will record information in a chart.  Tomorrow, we will begin using the infomational text and our experience to write an essay.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development, 2 -Reading Comprehension, and 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis
Period 3 RtI-HA
Today is a work day for various tasks: reading, study guide, and test.
HOMEWORK:  Take home QZ over Chapter 13 is due Tuesday, 10/25.  The study guide is due at the end of the period on Tuesday, 10/25.  Spelling-Vocabulary test is scheduled for Thursday, 10/27.  The Chapters 18-24, pp99-128, of The Red Badge of Courage are due.
Standard(s):1 -Vocabulary Development, 2 -Reading Comprehension

FRIDAY:
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
     Today is a reading fluency test day.  Students will make corrections to short answer essay, p233, completed on Wednesday his week.  Also, students will begin drafting an expository text on the history of potato chips.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension, 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis, and 4 & 5 -Writing


Week of October 10 - 14

MONDAY:
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9
    
Students in these periods will report to Mr. Fritts' room,  Again, Mr. Fritts and I will team teach story problems -calculation and expressive language.
Standard(s): 3-Literary Skill and Analysis

TUESDAY:
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9
     Read "The Stranger," (Bridges Series), p170. Discuss.
Standard(s): 2 -Reading
Period 3 RtI-HA
 Spelling-Vocabulary Quiz today!
Each student will prepare  a question and lead a short discussion from the following chapters of The Red Badge of Courage: 12, 13, & 14.

WEDNESDAY:
Periods: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9
     Today students will complete a story problem from the sample Istep/IDOE.  Mr. Fritts and I will be team teaching, math calculating and expressive writing.
Standard(s):  2 -Reading Comprehension and 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis.

THURSDAY:
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8& 9
     Review fluency practice or tomorrow's assessment.  Complete skill packet for Tuesday's story: compound words, story plot, and sequence.
     Set short answer essay questions up, with completed information, p173, orally.
Period 3 RtI-HA
     Work together;review all types of pronouns.  Complete Review , p368, together.
     Begin reading homework assingment, orally.
Homework:  Read Chapters 15-18 pp82-99 of The Red Badge of Courage. Due Tuesday, 10-18.
Homework:
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehnsion & 6 -Sentence Structure

FRIDAY:
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9
     Today is a fluency assessment day.  Also, students will re-write any short answer essays from yesterday p173 for any or all of the following reasons: clarity, mechanics/spelling, and penmanship.
    Students will finish typing their final draft of persuasive essay today.
     If time allows, students will complete SSR. 
Standard(s): 2 -Reading Comprehension, 3 -Short Answer Essay, and 4 & 5 -Writing

Week of October 3 - 7

MONDAY
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
    
Students will complete planning for their persuasive essay.
    Students will also practice their new fluency excerpt.
Standard(s):  2 -Reading Comprehension and 5 -Writing

TUESDAY
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
    
Students will begin rough draft of persuasive essay.
 Standard(s): 5 -Writing

Period 3 RtI-HA
     Collect research summary.  Inrtoduce and practice intensive and reflexive pronouns (11j) & (11k) p353.
     Begin reading together Chapter 11, The Red Badge of Courage.
Homework:  Begin work on spelling-vocabulary study guide, due Thursday, 10/6.  Quiz is scheduled for Tuesday, 10/11.  Complete EX5pp353-354 & WS pp31 & 32. Read Chapters 11-14, pp60-82 for Thursday, 10/6.  Thursday will be a work day for students to complete work that is due that day.
Standard(s):2 -Reading Comprehension, 5 -Writing, & 6 -Language Mechanics

WEDNESDAY:
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
    Students will be completing their rough draft persuasive essay today and will type a final draft.
Standard(s): 5 -Writing

THURSDAY:
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 RtI
     Today students will meet in Mr. Fritts' classroom.  We will work on story problems -caluclations and expressive language.  Mr. Fritts' and I will be team teaching.
Standard(s): 3 -Literary Skill and Analysis

Period 3 RtI-HA
     Today is a work day for students.  Language work and spelling-vocabulary study guides will be collected today.  Study guides will be returned by Friday, so that students can prepare for next Tuesday's spelling-vocabulary test.
HOMEWORK: Read chapters 11, 12, 13 &14 of Red Badge by Tuesday, 10/11.
REMINDER:  Spelling-Vocabulary test from Red Badge, Chapts. 11 & 12 is next Tuesday, 10/11.
Standard(s): 1-Vocabulary Development, 2-Reading Comprehension, & 6-Sentence Structure

FRIDAY:
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9
     Today is a fluency assessment day.  Some students will continue to finish typing persuasive essays.  Other students will complete SSR -sustained silent reading.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension & 4-Writing

Week of September 26 -30th

This week is College Week with a different theme for each day!
Friday is "Put Your Nose in a Book and Read Day!"
MONDAY
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9 -RtI Classes
    
Students will work on short answer essay.  We will also begin reading the following stories.
Periods 2 & 3 -"The Dragon's Pearl"
Periods 4 & 6 -"Cinder Edna"
Periods 8 & 9 -"The Fish Story"
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension and 3-Literary Skill and Analysis

TUESDAY
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9 -RtI Classes
     Students will continue to read and work on short answer essay questions.   
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension and 3-Literary Skill and Analysis
Period 3 RtI-HA
    
Grade and collect EX. 4 -pronoun and antecedent assignment.  Collect open book Quiz from Red Badge, Chapts. 7, 8, 9 & 10.
     Assign research summary over ...from the Boys War -Jim Murphy.  Bibliography required.  Review sample summary.
Standard(s): 3-Literary Skill & Analysis, 5-Writing, and 6-Sentence Structure

WEDNESDAY
Periods 2, 3, 4, 9, 8 & 9
     Wrap up work on short answer essay questions, and complete comprehension QZ. for stories read on Monday.
     Begin work on persuasive essay.
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension, 3-Literary Skill and Analysis, 5-Writing

THURSDAY
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9
     Continue building background knowledge and constructing persusive essay draft.
Standard(s) 5-Writing

Period 3 RtI-HA
This is a workday.  Students will use computers in library to write their research summary.
Standard(s) 5-Writing
Homework: 
Research Summary is due Tuesday, 10/4. Read the book, How I Found the Strong.  Due Tuesday, 10/4 -tentative.

FRIDAY:
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9
     SSR and Fuency Assessment today!
Standard(s): 2-Reading Comprehension

Week of September 19 - 23

MONDAY:  RtI Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 & 9
    
Today students will review Main Idea identification and cause-and-effect relationships.  Students will the complete a QZ. over each of  these comprehnsion skills.
STANDARD: 2 Reading Comprehension

TUESDAY: *2Hr. Fog Delay
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9
      Today students will review syllable separation rules:
Rule 1:  (VCCV) When there are two consonants between two vowels, divide between the two consonants, unless they are a blend or a diagraph.
pic/ture     hap/pen     a/brupt     feath/er
Rule 2: (VCCCV)  When there are three consonants between two vowels, divide between the blend or the diagraph and the other consonant.
  an/gler     mer/chant     tum/bler     chil/dren
     Students will take a quiz dividing words between syllables and identifying the rule that applies.
     Students will learn and practice in pairs, how to help each other with oral fluency practice.
     If time allows, students will review for fluency test this Friday.
Standard(s): 1 -Vocabulary Development
                         2 -Reading Comprehension

Period 3 RtI-HA
     Discuss and summarize chapters 7 & 8.  Notes from this chapter will be collected today.  Discuss the following question -On p45, can you explain what analogy Henry encounters and uses to justify his righteousness for running?  Refer also to bottom and top half of pp43&44, respectively.  Explain attributes that an animal and a human each possess.  Contrast attributes that are different between an animal and a human.  Discuss a school related analogy.  Evaluate the best outcome.
Homework:  Read Chapters 9 & 10 and the excerpt, "from Reflections on the Civil War," by Bruce Catton.
Complete at least a 1 page journal entry on Literary Concepts/Anecdotes, p54.  All work is due Thursday, 9/22.
Standard(s) 1-Vocabulary, 2-Reading Comprehension, and 7 -Listening and Speaking

WEDNESDAY:  RtI
     Today, in all RtI periods we will review the definition of Main Idea, cause-and-effect relationship, and the two rules for syllable breaks in a word.  Each RtI grade level will read a story from the Bridges Reading series.  Tomorrow, students will take a quiz over the concepts reviewed at the beginning of class, based upon text from the stories we read today.  This is the first time that I will assess these skills using literature text, instead of informational text.
Periods 2 & 3 -Grade 7 RtI
"Baseball Saved Us" -Level 2
Periods 4 & 6 -Grade 8 RtI
"The Tell-Tale Heart" - Level 3
Periods 8 & 9 -Grade 6 RtI
"The Green Ribbon" -Level 1
Standard(s): 1 & 2 -Vocabulary Development, and Reading Comprehension

THURSDAY
 Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9  (RtI)
    
Today students took a quiz over the combined skills of Main Idea, Cause Effect, and Syllabication from the text they read yesterday.
      Students completed a packet of skills on the story read yesterday: vocabulary, prediction, cause/effect, and word meaning by use of context.
Standard(s):  2 -Reading Compehension

Period 3 RtI-HA
     Today, we will discuss Bruce Catton's excerpt (annecdotes) "from the Civil War."  Students will turn in their journal response. 
     We reviewed antecedents (11h), p351. 
For remainder of class, students worked on homework.
Homework:  Ex.4pp351-352, and take home Quiz over Chapters 7, 8 , 9 & 10 -all due Tuesday, 9/27.
Standard(s): 
2 -Reading Comprehension,  3 -Literary Skill and Analysis, and 6 -Sentence Structure.

FRIDAY
Periods 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, & 9  RtI
     Today is an SSR day.  Students will read indpendently, and will have their reading log signed by Mrs. Waling or a Zone teacher.  Also, during RtI periods, students will complete their 2nd oral fluency assessment.
Standard(s): -1 & 2 Vocabulary Development and Reading Comprehension 



Test Taking Reading Strategy

     TEST TAKING READING STRATEGY:
      This is a 3-step strategy.  Before reading a short selection, read the 1st paragraph and the last paragraph of the story.  Then, read the questions that will be asked after the selection.  NOW - Go back and carefully read  ALL of the story.  We will practice this strategy often with short reading selections, so that students will make this a habit when they begin a reading test for NWEA or ISTEP.
     This strategy works with informational text too!!
     


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