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Mrs. Reid

Current Assignments

Week 29  April 4 - 8, 2016

ELA

  • Greek/Latin Roots
  • Text Structure
  • Fine Tuning Writing

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Greek Philosophy
  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Historians Herodotus & Thucydides

*Bio Bottles Due Wednesday, April 6th

 

 

AVID

  • College Projects
  • Tutorials
  • Socratic Seminars

 

 

Week 28  March 28 - April 1, 2016

ELA

  • Writing Using Text Structure Problem/Solution
  • Zika Virus - google classroom
  • Clauses - Dependent/Independent

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Greek Mythology, Poetry, Fables
  • Homer
  • Iliad & Odyssey
  • Lessons/values in Iliad, Odyssey, Fables?

Bio Bottles Due April 6th (or sooner)

 

AVID

  • Tutorials
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Close Reads
  • College Projects

 

Spring Break  March 21 - 25, 2016**

  • Work on Bio Bottles
  • Work on istations

 

 

Week 27  March 14 - 18, 2016

ELA

  • Benchmark 3 
  • Sentence Structure Review
  • Great Writing Skills Review

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient Greece Folders
  • Review of Athens, Sparta, and Pericles
  • Why does democracy matter?

**Bio Bottle Projects due March 30th

 

AVID

  • Tutorials
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Close Reads
  • College Projects

 

Week 26  March 7 - 11, 2016

ELA

  • Inferences
  • Book Report Presentations
  • Review in general

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 7.4  The Age of Pericles
  • Analyze Pericles Leadership 
  • Was he for the people or himself..or both?
  • Democracy - Direct or Representative? Why?

 

AVID

  • Tutorials
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Close Reads
  • Scholastic News
  • College Projects

 

 

Week 25  February 29 - March 4, 2016

ELA

  • John Henry Poem
  • Modern John Henry Article
  • Compare/Contrast Essay
  • Theme of both

STANDARD: RL 6.9  I can compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

 

**3rd quarter book report/projects due Wed. March 2nd

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 7.3 Persia Attacks Greece
  • How was the Persian Empire organized?
  • What were their strengths and weaknesses?
  • What roles did Athens and Sparta play in the Persian Wars?

 

AVID

  • Close Reads
  • Tutorials
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Scholastic News
  • College Projects

 

 

 

Week 24  February  22 - 26, 2016

ELA

  • Symbolism and How It's Used
  • "Bud Not Buddy"
  • Dependent and Independent Clauses

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • How were Sparta and Athens different?
  • Difference between oligarchy and democracy?
  • How is our government related to Ancient Athens?

 

AVID

  • Socratic Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • College Projects
  • Close Reads

 

 

 

 

 

Week 23  February 8 - 12, 2016

ELA

  • How do tough lessons in life build character?
  • Essays - "Struggles - Good or Bad"
  • Compare/Contrast Responses from:
    • ​Bud
    • Bethany
    • Louis Braille
    • Nick V.
    • Harriett Tubman
    • Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Abraham Lincoln
    • Cassidy Hooper

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • The Early Greeks
  • The Geography of Greece
  • Effect on its Development
  • What Were the First Greek Kingdoms Like?

 

AVID

  • Tutorials
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Close Reads
  • College Projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 22  February 1 - 5, 2016

ELA

  • The Great Depression
  • "Bud Not Buddy"
  • Theme - Survival
  • Revising Sentences

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient China's Leadership Ideas
  • Philosophies of Ancient China

 

AVID

  • Tutorials
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Close Reads
  • College Projects

 

 

 

 

 

Week 21 January 25 - 29, 2016

ELA

  • Genres of Literature
  • Plot of "Bud Not Buddy"
  • The Great Depression/Effect on Bud

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Qin and Han Dynasties
  • Their effect on Ancient China

 

AVID

  • Tutorials
  • Close Reads
  • Socratic Seminars
  • College Projects

 

 

Week 20  January 18 - 22, 2016

ELA

  • Benchmark 2 Performance Task
  • Aesop's Fables

 

**3rd Quarter Book Report Due March 2nd

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Chinese Proverbs
  • Qin Empire

 

AVID

  • Tutorials
  • Close Reads
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Becoming College Ready

 

 

 

Week 19  January 11 - 15, 2016

ELA

  • Determining an author's claim w/evidence
  • "Malala" "Rachael Carson"
  • Socratic Seminar
  • Essays stating claims/evidence

**3rd quarter book reports due March 2nd**

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Philosophies and Thinkers of Ancient China
  • Confucianism
  • Daoism
  • Legalism
  • Their impact on Ancient China

 

AVID

  • Tutorials
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Close Reads
  • Becoming College Ready:)

 

 

 

Week 18  January 4 - 8, 2016

ELA

  • Identifying evidence that supports a claim
  • "Wartime Mistakes, Peacetime Apologies"
  • Unit 3 Argument Assessment

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient China
  • Shang and Zhou Dynasties
  • How did China's geography affect its growth?

 

AVID

  • Socratic Seminars
  • Close Reads
  • Tutorials
  • Becoming College Ready:)

 

 

 

Week 17  December 14 - 18, 2015

ELA

  • Benchmarks
  • Aesop's Fables

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Final Ancient India Activities

 

AVID

  • Socratic Seminars
  • Close Readings
  • Tutorials

 

**Enjoy your two week break)

 

 

Week 16  December 7 - 11, 2015

ELA

Review:

  • Personification
  • Transition Words
  • Theme
  • Begin "Bud Not Buddy"

Books Report/Projects Due Wednesday

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Complete Ancient India folders

 

AVID

  • Close Reads
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Tutorials

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 15  November 30 - Dec. 4, 2015

ELA

What is theme?

  • Aesop's Fables

Argument vs. Persuasion

Formal vs. Informal Tone

Fact  vs. Opinion

Proposition with supporting details

Propaganda in persuasion

 

2nd Qtr. Book Reports Due Dec. 9th

 

Google ELA classroom codes:

  • Period 1 - 8uueg0
  • Period 5 - igmahtg

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Ancient India's Empires

  • Who founded the Mauryan and Gupta Empires?
  • Achievements of Emperor Asoka?
  • Contributions of Gupta and Mauryan Empires to India?
  • Trade during Gupta Empire?

Google SS classroom codes:

  • Period 2 - ti28uk
  • Period 6 - wyg3xx

 

AVID

Tutorials

Socratic Seminars

Close Reads:  Newsela, Avid Weekly, Scholastic News

 

 

 

Week 14  November 16 - 20, 2015

ELA

Persuasive Writing

  • Ethos - Credibility
  • Pathos - Emotions
  • Logos - Logic

Analyze Anecdotal vs. Factual Evidence

  • Anecdotal - Experience, Observations
  • Factual - Data, Stats, Research

Persuasive Essay:  Gratitude

"Does An Attitude of Gratitude Matter?"

"Does Attitude Determine Altitude?"

 

Google Classroom ELA Codes: 

  • Period 1 - 8uueg0
  • Period 5 - igmahtg

**2nd Qtr. Book Reports Due Dec. 9th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Ancient India

  • Hinduism vs. Buddhism
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Effects of religion on the caste system

Google Classroom Codes:

 

  • Period 2 - ti28uk
  • Period 6 - wyg3xx

 

AVID

  • Tutorials
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Close Reads: Newsela, Avid Weekly, Scholastic News

 

 

 

Week 13  November 9 - 13, 2015

 

ELA

  • Google Slides Presentations
  • Main Idea - Author's Purpose
  • First - Third Perspective
  • Primary and Secondary Sources

**2nd quarter book reports due Dec. 9th

 

Google Classroom ELA Codes:

  • Period 1    8uueg0
  • Period 5    igmahtg 

 

Wednesday  is Veteran's Day:)

  • What is a Veteran?
  • Do you know a Veteran?
  • How do you honor Veterans?
  • Why does it matter?

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Complete Ancient Israel folders
  • Begin Ancient India

 

AVID

  • Tutorials
  • Socratic Seminars
  • Close Reads:  Newsela, Scholastic News, Avid Weekly

 

 

 

 

Week 12  November 2 - 6, 2015

 

ELA

Determining point of view and author's purpose

  • "Land I Lost" pgs. 576-584
  • Google Classroom - Analyzing Author's Purpose
  • Revisiting Plot Map

Autobiography vs. Biography

Distinguish between primary and secondary sources

  • Abraham Lincoln Article
  • Gettysburg Address - from several pts. of view
  • 911 Article

Google Classroom ELA Codes:

  • Period 1    8uueg0
  • Period 5    igmahtg 

**2nd Qtr. Book Reports Due Dec. 9th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

What were the major beliefs of Judaism?

  • Research the Ten Commandments
  • Research the Dead Sea Scrolls

**Hebrew Scroll due Wed., November 4th

Google Classroom SS Codes:

  • Period 2  ti28uk
  • Period 6  wyg3xx

 

AVID

Newsela Article - "China Lifts Ban"

Scholastic News

Socratic Seminars

Google Classroom Code:   4fmg9uq

 

Week 11 October 26 - 30, 2015

ELA

How do I determine point of view?

  • First person
  • Third person
  • Shifts from first to third
  • Shifts from third to first

Mid Unit Assessment Main Idea w/Supporting Details

**2nd Qtr Book Report/Project Due Dec. 9th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Ancient Israel

  • Sequencing Frame of Ancient Israel
  • Outline of Ancient Israel's History

**Hebrew Scroll Due Wednesday Nov.4th

 

AVID

Critical Reading

Socratic Seminars

Avid Weekly, Newsela, Scholastic News

 

 

 

Week 10  October 19 - 23, 2015

 

ELA

Writing Informative Essays - Continued

This week's text is based on "The Mysterious Mr. Lincoln"

  • Construct an introductory paragraph for given body paragraphs
  • Create main ideas for body paragraphs reflecting thesis statement
  • Connect paragraphs using transition words
  • Create a conclusion paragraph for given body and intro paragraphs

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

The Growth of Judaism

What were the Jewish people's:

  • Movements
  • Locations
  • Settlements

In captivity how did Daniel and Esther reflect their beliefs?

Compare and Contrast:

  • Code of Hammurabi to Moses' Commandments

 

**Hebrew Scroll Due Wednesday November 4th :)

 

AVID

Newsela  Informational Texts

  • Identify main idea/supporting details
  • Create level of thinking questions
  • Socratic Seminar

 

 

 

Week 9  October 13 - 16, 2015

 

ELA

Google Classroom Codes:

  • Period 1 - 8uueg0
  • Period 5 - igmahtg

 

- Summarize the main idea with supporting details

- ​Determine a thesis statement with supporting details

- Essay maps and completed informative essays

  • "A Glory Over Everything" (Harriet Tubman)
  • "All Aboard with Thomas Garrett"

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Google Classroom Codes:

  • Period 2  ti28uk
  • Period 6  wyg3xx

 

The Kingdom of Israel   3.2

  • Samuel
  • Saul
  • David
  • Solomon

How did the divided Kingdom set them up for a fall?

A house divided can't stand...Who invaded the northern 10 tribes?

Who invaded the southern 2 tribes?

Compare and Contrast:

  • Fall of Ancient Israel to Ancient Egypt
  • Fall of Ancient Israel to Ancient Mesopotamia

 

**Hebrew Scroll Project Due Wednesday November 4th :)

 

AVID

TRF forms

Informational essays - Main idea/supporting details

Socratic Seminars

Tutorials begin in two weeks:)

 

 

Week 8   October 5 - 9, 2015

ELA

Google Classroom Codes:

  • Period 1 - 8uueg0
  • Period 5 - igmahtg

How do I determine the central (main) idea?

How do I defend the central idea with supporting details?

Articles:

  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Black Beauty
  • Harriett Tubman

 

As we write our informational essays:

What are inappropriate pronoun shifts in number and or person?

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Google Classroom Codes:

  • Period 2 - ti28uk
  • Period 6 - wyg3xx

Chapter 3 - Ancient Israel

Who were the Israelites?

What role did Moses play in the development of Judaism?

What are the sources of the central beliefs of Judaism?

 

AVID

Close reads on various informational texts

Socratic seminars

3 Levels of thinking questions

Google Classroom Code:

  • 4fmg9uq

 

 

Week 7 September 28 - October 2, 2015

ELA

Introduction to Informational Writing

  • INFORM
  • Include an opening paragraph that tells the topic
  • Name facts in the body of your article
  • Follow the facts with supporting details
  • Organize your writing with transition words
  • Refer to the topic and include key vocabulary
  • Make a closing paragraph related to your topic

 

Introduction to Text Structure:

  • Compare/Contrast
  • Problem Solution
  • Cause/Effect
  • Sequence/Chronological
  • Description

**Books Reports Due Wednesday Sept. 30th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • The Civilization of Kush
  • Finishing up Ancient Egypt this week:)
  • What do you remember most about Ancient Egypt?
  • Can you identify the GRAPES of Ancient Egypt?

 

AVID

Close Reading - Identifying Main Idea with Supporting Details

Socratic Seminars

3 levels of thinking questions

Informational readings

 

 

 

 

 

Week 6 September 21 - 25, 2015

ELA

Support the Theme with Text Evidence

  • "Aaron's Gift"
  • "Eleven"

Google Classroom Codes:

  • Period 1 - 8uueg0
  • Period 5 - igmahtg

                             

Book Reports due September 30th

Enjoy BrainPop on any device:)

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ch. 2.3 The Egyptian Empire
  • Compare and Contrast Various Pharaohs

How strong were the pharaohs in our text?  How did their leadership impact their empire?

*Hieroglyph Cartouche due any time:)

Google Classroom Codes:

  • Period 2 - ti28uk
  • Period 6 - wyg3xx

 

AVID

Close reads on various informational texts

Create questions - Socratic seminars

Google Classroom Code:

  • 4fmg9uq

 

 

Week 5 September 14 - 18, 2015

ELA

Timed Fictional Narrative

  • Using Plot Map to Outline
  • STEAL for Characterization
  • How does your character advance your plot?

*1st Qtr Book Reports due Wednesday, September 30th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Egypt's Old Kingdom

  • Who was King Khufu?  How did his leadership impact the Old Kingdom?
  • In what ways did the religion of Egypt influence their daily lives?
  • What was the significance of the pyramids for the Egyptians?

 

*1st Qtr SS Project due October 7th Hieroglyph Cartouche of your name

 

AVID

Close Readings, Costa's Level of Questions, Socratic Seminars

Various Informational Texts

 

 

 

Week 4  September 8 - 11, 2015

ELA

What is indirect characterization?

  • Review the 5 methods of indirect characterization
  • S - T - E - A - L
  • How will you reveal your character's personality?
  • Finish narratives this week:)
  • Cite evidence from the text that reveals traits

 

  • Books reports due September 30th  
  • Use Plot Map or Book Analysis form if needed as a guide

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Why did a civilization develop along the Nile River Valley?

  • Ch. 2  How did early Egyptians depend on the Nile?
  • How did social classes control Egyptian society?
  • What was life like in the Nile River Valley?

Enjoy Brain Pop for fun, extension lessons:)

 

AVID

Develop Costa's level of thinking questions on various texts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 3   August 31 - September 4, 2015

ELA

How do I determine what type of person a character is?

  • STEAL - acronym for determining a character
  • S - Speech
  • T - Thoughts
  • E - Effect on others
  • A - Actions
  • L - Looks

Determine how the author indirectly reveals his characters.

Grammar:  Correct usage of the comma and semicolon

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Who were the Assyrians and the Chaldeans?

  • Why was the Assyrian army successful?
  • How did the Chaldeans contribute to society?
  • How did the Assyrians govern the large empire?
  • How does the B.C. and A.D. timeline work?

 

Remember**Enjoy Brain Pop for great learning activities:)

 

AVID

Costa's level of thinking and questioning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 2  August 24 - 28, 2015

ELA

How do writers employ narrative techniques to write engaging stories?

  • What is figurative language
  • How can setting influence plot?
  • How do writers create realistic settings?

How do I create a setting?

  • How do I add characters and conflict to my setting?

Book Reports Due September 30th

  • Use Book Analysis Form or Plot Map Structure as a guide for notes as needed

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Why did Mesopotamia develop along a river?  Ch. 1.2

What were the GRAPES of Mesopotamia

**Enjoy looking at BRAIN POP for extended lessons, and fun:)

 

AVID

A - Advancement 

V - Via

I - Individual

D - Determination

     

 

 

 

 

Week 1  August 17 - 21, 2015

ELA

What is a narrative?

  • Introduction to plot and setting
  • Understanding sequence, dialogue, and suspense
  • Grammar: subject, predicate, end punctuation

Book Reports Due September 30th

  • Use Book Analysis Form as an outline for notes as needed

Look for google classroom assignments to come soon:)

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Early Humans - Chapter 1

  • Who were the early humans?
  • Vocabulary p. 122

GRAPES

  • G - geography
  • - religion   
  • A - achievements
  • P - politics
  • E - events
  • S - social structure

 

AVID

  • Team building lessons
  • Expanding vocabulary and word choice

SLANT

  • S - sit in front
  • L - lean forward
  • A - ask questions
  • N - nod your head
  • T - talk to the teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 31  April 13 - 17, 2015

Testing all week:)

 

 

Week 30  April 6 - 10, 2015

ELA

  • Velveteen Rabbit
  • Citing Evidence
  • Characterization
  • Central Idea, Author's Purpose

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient Greece
  • Alexander the Great
  • Hellenistic Era
  • Greece's Influence today

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

 

Week 29   March 30 -  April 3, 2015

ELA

  • Analyzing Texts
  • Citing Evidence 
  • Mood, Personification, Structure
  • Helen Keller, Ch. 4 as text

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • History and Philosophy Ancient Greece
  • Guided Reading 8.2
  • Summarizing Socrates, Plato, Aristotle

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

 

Week 28   March 16 - 20, 2015

ELA

  • Aesop's Fables
  • Greek Myths
  • Writing our own Fable & Myth:)

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient Greek's Art & Literature
  • Fables & Myths
  • Bio Bottles Due:)

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

 

Week 27  March 9 - 13, 2015

ELA

  • Biographies
  • Book Report Presentations

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient Greece
  • Chapter 7 Test

Social Studies Project Due March 18*

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

Week 26  March 2 - 6, 2015

​ELA

  • Biographies
  • Louis Braille
  • Spelling
  • *Book Reports Due Wednesday

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient Greece
  • Persia Attacks Greece

*3rd quarter projects due March 11th

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

Week 25  February 23 - 27, 2015

ELA

  • Biographies
  • Chiune Sugihara
  • Vocabulary
  • Essays from 1st or 3rd perspective

*3rd quarter book reports due March 4th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient Greeks
  • Persia Attacks Greece
  • Oligarchy & Democracy

*3rd quarter projects due March 11th

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

Week 24  February 9 - 13, 2015

ELA

  • Biographies
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • 1st & 3rd Perspective
  • Spelling

*3rd quarter book reports due March 4th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient Greeks
  • Sparta vs. Athens

*3rd quarter projects due March 11th

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

Week 23  February 2 - 6, 2015

ELA

  • Biographies
  • Harriet Tubman
  • Citing Evidence

*3rd quarter book report projects due March 4th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Early Greeks Chapter 7
  • Seven Wonders
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Vocabulary

*3rd quarter social studies project due March 11th

 

AVID

  • Varied activities

 

Week 22  January 26 - 30, 2015

ELA

  • Biographies
  • Thomas Garrett

*3rd quarter book report project due March 4th

 

Social Studies

  • Ancient China
  • Test on Thursday

3rd quarter SS project due March 11th

 

AVID

  • Various Activities

 

Week 21  January 20 - 23, 2015

ELA

  • Writer's Workshop

*3rd Quarter Book Report/Projects Due March 4th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient China 
  • Silk Road
  • 3 Philosophies

*3rd Quarter SS Project Bio Bottle Due March 11th

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

 

Week 20   January 12 - 16, 2015

ELA

  • Poetry
  • "Sneetches"
  • Haikus

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient China
  • Geography - Effects on China

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

 

Week 19   January 5 - 9, 2014

ELA

  • "Lion, With, Wardrobe"  C. S. Lewis
  • Gathering, Processing, Applying

 

**3rd quarter book report projects due March 4, 2015

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient China
  • Guided Reading
  • Costa's Levels of Thinking

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

 

Week 18   December 15 - 19, 2014

ELA

  • Forms of Fiction
  • "Lion, Witch, Wardrobe"  C.S. Lewis
  • Gathering, Processing, Applying

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient India
  • Compare & Contrast Civilizations

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 17   December 8 - 12, 2014

ELA

  • Forms of Fiction
  • "Lion, Witch Wardrobe"  C.S. Lewis
  • Gathering, Processing, Applying

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient India
  • Geography
  • Costa's Levels of Thinking

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

 

 

Week 16  December 1 - 5, 2014

ELA

  • Forms of Fiction
  • "Lion, Witch, Wardrobe"  C.S.Lewis
  • Gathering, Processing, Applying

 

SOCIAL STUDIES 

  • Ancient India  4.2
  • Guided Reading
  • Costa's Level of Thinking - Developing Questions

 

AVID

  • Chromes for Power Points

 

Week 15  November 17 - 21, 2014

ELA

  • Forms of Fiction - "Gold Cadillac"
  • Pronouns with Appositives
  • Great Essay on Gratitude!

**2nd Quarter Book Report/Projects Due Dec. 3

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient India Chapter 4
  • Compare/Contrast Civilizations

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities
  • Chrome Books:)

 

 

 

 

Week 14  November 12 - 14, 2014

ELA

  • Forms of Fiction
  • "La Bamba" Story Structure

**2nd Qtr. Book Report/Projects Due Dec. 3rd 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient India Chapter 4
  • Hebrew Scrolls Due This Week:)

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

Week 13  November 3 - 7, 2014

ELA

  • Writer's Workshop all week
  • Transition words
  • Figurative Language
  • Main idea/supporting details

**2nd Quarter Book Report/Project Due Dec. 3rd

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Completing Chapter 3 Ancient Israel
  • Biographies - Characterization

**2nd Quarter SS Project - Hebrew Scroll - Due Nov. 12th

 

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

 

Week 12  October 27 - 31, 2014

ELA

  • "Lion, Witch, Wardrobe"  C.S. Lewis
  • Analyzing Characters
  • Setting, Plot, Theme

**2nd Quarter Book Report/Project Due Dec. 3rd

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Chapter 3 Ancient Israel
  • Identifying Main Idea "Purim"
  • Biographies

**2nd Quarter SS Project Due November 12th

 

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Week 11  October 20 - 24, 2014

ELA

  • Theme
  • Aaron's Gift
  • Figurative Language

**2nd Qtr. Book Report/Project Due Dec. 3

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Chapter 3.2 Ancient Israel
  • Ancient Kings of Israel

** 2nd Qtr. Social Studies Project Due Nov. 12

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

Week 10  October 14 - 17, 2014

ELA

  • Chapter 3  Theme
  • Theme vs. Subject
  • Pronoun Antecedent Agreement

**2nd Qtr. Book Report/Project Due Dec. 3rd

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient Israel  Chapter 3
  • Social Studies Scroll Project*

*Hebrew Scroll Due November 12th

 

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

 

Week 9   October 6 - 9, 2014

** End of 1st Quarter

**Minimum day Thursday

**No school Friday

 

ELA

  • Chapter 3  Theme

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Chapter 3  Ancient Israelites

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

**End of 1st quarter

 

 

 

Week 8  Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2014

ELA

  • Chapter 2  Characterization
  • Compare & Contrast Texts
  • Figurative Language

 

Social Studies

  • Civilization of Kush 2.4
  • Chapter 2 Review & Test

**Hieroglyphic Cartouche Project Due Wednesday Oct. 1st

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

Week 7  September 22 - 26, 2014

ELA

  • Chapter 2  Character
  • Compare & Contrast Characterization
  • Making Inferences
  • Personification

**Book Report/Project due this Wednesday

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Egypt's Old Kingdom
  • The Egyptian Empire

**SS Project Due Oct. 1st - Hieroglyphic Cartouche

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

 

Week 6  September 15 - 19, 2014

ELA

  • Chapter 2  Character
  • Analyzing Direct & Indirect Characterization
  • Prepositions place in writing:)

**1st quarter book report/projects due Sept. 24th:)

  • Use Book Analysis Form if needed as a guide

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Chapter 2  Ancient Egypt - The Nile Valley
  • Interpreting a Pyramid Chart
  • Guided Reading  2.1 & 2.2

 **Hieroglyph Cartouche Project Due Oct. 1st

 

 

AVID

  • Varied activities

 

 

 

Week 5  September 8 - 12, 2014

ELA

  • Writer's Workshop all week
  • Fictional Narrative
  • Completing Chapter 1 - Plot/Setting
  • Main Idea - Supporting Details

**1st quarter book report/projects due Sept. 24th:)

  • Use Book Analysis Form if needed as a guide

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Completing Chapter 1 Mesopotamia
  • Beginning Chapter 2 Ancient Egypt

**Social Studies Project - Cartouche due October 1st

 

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

 

Week 4   September 2 - 5, 2014

ELA

  • Chapter 1  Setting & Plot
  • Wartime Mistakes-Peacetime Apologies
  • Supporting the main idea
  • Using transition words
  • Review adjectives

**Book Report/Project Due September 24th

Use Book Analysis Form if needed as a guide:)

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 1.2 Mesopotamian Civilization
  • Two Major River Systems
  • Code of Hammurabi
  • The Epic of Gilgamesh

 

 

AVID

  • Varied Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 3   August 25 - 29, 2014

ELA

  • Chapter 1 Setting & Plot
  • All Summer in a Day
  • Describing Setting Using Descriptive Words
  • Sequencing 
  • Review Subjects/Predicates

** Book Reports Due September 24th - Use Book Analysis Form if needed

as a guide

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Chapter 1.2 Mesopotamian Civilization
  • Vocabulary
  • Geography Maps

 

AVID

  • Time Logs
  • Goals
  • Organization

 

 

 

Week 2  August 18 - 22, 2014

ELA

  • Chapter 1  Setting & Plot
  • Sentence Structure
  • Spelling/Vocabulary

**Begin reading/preparing for 1st quarter book report

   Due September 24th, Wednesday:)

 

Social Studies

  • Chapter 1  Mesopotamia
  • Cornell Notes
  • Spelling/Vocabulary
  • Guided Reading 1.1

 

AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination

  • Intro to AVID

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 37  May 27 - 30, 2014

ELA

  • Drawing Inferences
  • Poetry and Figurative Language 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Chapter 11  Test

 

 

 

Week 36  May 19 - 23, 2014

ELA

  • Comparing/Contrasting Texts - Essays Due
  • Comparing Connotative and Denotative Word Meanings
  • Drawing Inferences

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Chapter 11.3  The Spread of Christian Ideas
  • Academic and Content Vocabulary

 

 

Week 35  May 12 - 16, 2014

ELA

  • Book Analysis Due
  • Comparing Denotative and Connotative Word Meanings
  • Drawing Inferences from Text

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Chapter 11.2 The Christian Church
  • Chapter 11.3 The Spread of Christian Ideas
  • Guided Readings

 

 

 

 

WEEK 34  May 5 - 9, 2014

ELA

  • Analyzing Informational Reading
  • Book Report/Project Presentations

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Chapter 11.1  The First Christians

 

 

Week 33  April 28 - May 2, 2014

ELA

  • Analyzing Informational Reading
  • **4th Quarter Book Report/Project Due Wednesday

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 9.4  The Early Empire
  • Chapter 9 Test

 

 

Week 32   April 21 - 25, 2014

ELA

  • Poetry - Emily Dickinson
  • Analyzing Characters, Point of View, Mood, Theme

***4th quarter book report/project due April 30th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 9.3 The Fall of the Republic
  • Chapter 9 Packet

 

 

Week 31  April 14 - 18, 2014

ELA

  • State Testing This Week
  • 4th Quarter Book Reports Due April 30th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • The Roman Republic  9.2
  • Chapter 9 Packet

 

Week 30   April 7 - 11, 2014

ELA

  • Identifying and Analyzing Characters and Theme

 

Poetry by Emily Dickinson

  • Analyze Descriptive Words to Understand Characters
  • Process the Development of Point of View
  • Determine Mood by Analyzing Word Choice
  • Determining  Theme

**4th Quarter Book Report Projects Due April 30th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Rome's Beginnings 9.1

 

Week 29  March 31 - April 4, 2014

ELA

  • Reading Two Short Stories - Evaluating Texts
  • Identifying and Analyzing Characters' Behavior Changes
  • Identifying and Analyzing Theme, Including Life Applications

*** 4th Quarter Book Report Project - Due April 30th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 8.4  The Spread of Greek Culture
  • Chapter 8 Test

 

 

Week 28  March 17 - 21, 2014

ELA

  • Benchmark Test - Monday
  • Analyzing, Identifying, and Comparing all Aspects of Three Stories

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 8.3  Alexander The Great
  • What type of a leader/conqueror was he? 
  • How does he compare to other conquerors?
  • Benchmark Test - Tuesday

 

 

Week 27  March 10 - 14, 2014

ELA

  • Previewing a text using title & genre
  • Analyzing point of view
  • Analyzing how setting impacts a story

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 8.1 Culture of Ancient Greece
  • 8.2 Greek Philosophy & History

 

 

Week 26   March 3 - 7, 2014

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Review of Chapter 6 - Biography & Autobiography
  • Chapter Review Vocabulary
  • Spelling - Lesson 26

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Greek Biography Bottles Due Wed., March 5th
  • Chapter 7.4  Age of Pericles*
  • This week Chapter 7 Test

*What was it about Pericles that made him a great leader?

 

 

 

 

 

Week 25    February 24 - 28, 2014

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Chapter 6 Biography & Autobiography
  • Spelling - Frequently Misspelled Words
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • 7.3 Persia Attacks the Greeks
  • Greek Bio Bottle Project Due: March 5th

 

 

Week 24    February 10 - 14, 2014

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Chapter 6  Biography & Autobiography
  • Spelling - Mixed Spelling Patterns
  • Writer's Workshop - all week in class**

**See Writer's Framework Form as needed

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Chapter 7.2  Sparta and Athens
  • Greek Biography Bottle Projects Due March 5th

 

 

Week 23   February 3 - 7, 2014

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Chapter 6  Biography & Autobiography
  • Grammar: Spelling & Suffixes
  • 3rd Quarter Book Report/Projects Due This Wednesday:)

Spelling - Review of Unit 4

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Chapter 7  Early Greeks

  • 7.2 Guided Reading Sparta & Athens
  • Biography Bottle Projects Due March 5th

 

 

Week 22   January 27 - 31, 2014

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Poetry and Figurative Language - Conclusion
  • Punctuation Pals :)
  • Spelling Lesson 22 

**3rd Quarter Book Report/Projects Due February 5th

 

Social Studies

  • Chapter 7.1   The Early Greeks

**3rd Quarter Social Studies Project Due March 5th

  • Greek Biography Bottle 

 

 

Week 21   January 21 - 24

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Poetry and Figurative Language
  • Comparing Texts: Comparing Tone
  • Semicolons - Colons

**3rd Quarter Book Report/Projects Due February 5th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Ancient China

  • 5.3  The Qin and Han Dynasties

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 20    January 13 - 17

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Poetry and Figurative Language
  • Commas - Haikus
  • Descriptive Essays*  Refer to Writer's Framework if needed
  • 3rd Quarter Book Report/Project Due February 5th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Ancient China

  • 5.2  Guided Reading - Life in Ancient China

 

 

Week 19  January 6 - 10

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Poetry & Figurative Language
  • Capitalization
  • 3rd Quarter Book Report/Project Due February 5th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Ancient China

  • Guided Reading 5.1

 

 

 

 

 

Week 18  December 16 - 20

ELA  - Benchmark Test - Monday Dec. 16

  • Homework Packet
  • Chapter 5 -  Poetry
  • Spelling Lesson 18

**Third Quarter Book Report/Projects Due February 5, 2014

 

SOCIAL STUDIES - Benchmark Tests - Wednesday Dec. 18

  • Review Ancient Israel & Ancient India

 

 

Week 17   December 9 - 13

ELA

  • Chapter 4 - Concluding Types of Fiction
  • Spelling Lesson 17  
  • Compare/Contrast Essays

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Chapter 4  Ancient India
  • Various Chapter 4 Activities

 

 

Week 16   December 2 - 6

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Chapter 4  Types of Fiction
  • Spelling Lesson 16
  • 2nd Quarter Book Report/Projects Due Wednesday 12/4
  • Compare/Contrast Essays

SOCIAL STUDIES 

  • Chapter 4  Ancient India
  • Content Vocabulary
  • Guided Reading 4.1

 

 

 

 

 

Week 15     November 18 - 22

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Chapter 4  Types of Fiction
  • Spelling Lesson 15
  • 2nd Quarter Book Report/Projects Due December 4th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Hebrew Scrolls Project Due Wed., Nov. 20th

 

 

Week 14  November 12 - 15

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Chapter 4  Fiction
  • Spelling Sheet Lesson 14
  • 2nd Quarter Book Report/Projects Due December 4th

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Concluding Chapter 3  Ancient Israelites
  • Various Chapter Activities
  • Social Studies Project Due November 20th

 

Week 13  November 4 - 8

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Concluding Chapter 3 - Theme
  • Problem-Solution Essay Pg 16 HW Packet
  • Spelling Lesson 13 Frequently Misspelled Words: Consonant Doubling
  • 2nd Quarter Book Report/Project Due December 4th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

The Ancient Israelites

  • The Growth of Judaism Ch. 3.3
  • Various Chapter Activities
  • 2nd Quarter SS Project Hebrew Scroll Due Nov. 20th

 

 

Week 12  October 28 - November 1

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Theme - Chapter 3
  • Spelling Lesson 12 - Changing y to i
  • Following Instructions Outline Form
  • 2nd quarter Book Report/Project Due December 4th

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Ancient Israelites - Chapter 3.3
  • The Growth of Judaism
  • 2nd quarter projects - Hebrew Scroll - due November 20th :)

 

Week 11  October 21 - 25

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Theme - Chapter 3
  • Spelling Lesson 11 - Unit 2 Review
  • Book Report/Projects Due December 4th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Chapter 3 - The Ancient Israelites

  • Academic Vocabulary
  • Content Vocabulary
  • Analyzing "Character" in Literature
  • Biographies Activity - Daniel, Noah, David, Abraham
  • World Literature 

 

Week 10  October 15 - 18

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Theme - Chapter 3
  • Spelling Lesson 10  Easily Confused Words
  • Book Report/Projects Due December 4th:)

Social Studies

  • Chapter 3  The First Israelites

 

 

Week 9  October 7 - 10

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Theme - Chapter 3
  • Spelling Lesson 9  Irregular Verbs

Social Studies

  • Review of Egypt - Chapter Activities

 

 

Week 8  September 30 - October 4

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Characterization - Chapter 2
  • Comparing and Contrasting
  • Spelling - Lesson 8  Unusual Plurals
  • Book Analysis Form - Always a guide for any book summary

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Chapter 2.4  Civilization of Kush

  • Content Vocabulary
  • Academic Vocabulary
  • Interpreting a Pyramid Chart - Map Skills
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Social Studies Project Due October 2nd, Wednesday:)

  • Egyptian Hieroglyph Cartouche

 

 

 

Week 7  September 23 - 27

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Characterization - Chapter 2
  • Comparing texts, characters, and conflicts (all week)
  • Spelling - Lesson 7  Homophones
  • Book/Project Report - Due this Wednesday, September 25th 
  • Book Analysis Form - A guide for your book summary:)

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Chapter 2.3  The Egyptian Empire

  • Content Vocabulary
  • Academic Vocabulary
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphs
  • Interpreting a Pyramid Chart - Chart, Graph, Map Skills

Quarter 1 Social Studies Project

  • Egyptian Hieroglyph Cartouche - Due October 2nd

 

 

 

 

Week 6  September 16-20

ELA

Homework Packet 

  • Characterization - Chapter 2 
  • Spelling - Lesson 6  Frequently Misspelled Words:Prefixes
  • Book/Project Report - Due September 25th
  • Book Analysis Form - A guide for your book summary:)

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Egypt's Old Kingdom - Chapter 2.2

  • Content Vocabulary
  • Academic Vocabulary
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphs
  • Interpreting a Pyramid Chart - Chart, Graph, Map Skills

Quarter 1  Social Studies Project

  •  Egyptian Hieroglyph Cartouche - Due October 2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5   September 9-13

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Chapter 1 Review Vocabulary
  • Spelling  Unit 1 Review
  • Book/Project Report Form - Due Sept. 25th
  • Book Analysis Form - A guide for your book summary

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Chapter 2   Ancient Egypt and Kush

  • Guided Reading 2.1  The Nile Valley
  • Content Vocabulary
  • Academic Vocabulary
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphs
  • Interpreting a Pyramid Chart - Chart, Graph, Map Skills

 

Week 4   September 3 - 6

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Setting - Plot

Spelling Lesson #4  Negative Prefixes

First Quarter Book Report/Project Form

  • Book Report/Project Due September 25th

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

Chapter 1.3  Page 142 "New Empires"

  • Content Vocabulary
  • Cornell Notes

 

 

Week 3  August 26 - 30

ELA

Homework Packet

  • Setting - Plot

Spelling Lesson #3   Number Prefixes

 

Social Studies

Chapter 1 Section 2   Mesopotamian Civilization

  • Content Vocabulary
  • Guided Reading
  • Geography & History - Two Major River Systems in Mesopotamia