Mrs. Guthrie

WEEKLY PLANS
Oct. 22-26, 2018

*All plans are subject to change.

Monday (Oct. 22)
PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCE DAY
(Students dismissed)


Tuesday (Oct. 23)
*Library
*Students will write sentence in bellringer notebook with this week's vocabulary words. (Unit 2 Week 3) See weekly vocabulary tab under weekly newsletters.


Wednesday (Oct. 24)
*We will begin reading Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.
*Students will answer questions in bellringer notebook about this book.
 

Thursday (Oct. 25)
*We will continue reading Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.
*Students will answer questions in bellringer notebook about this book.

Friday (Oct. 26)
*We will continue reading Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli.
*Students will answer questions in bellringer notebook about this book.
NO TEST THIS WEEK

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WEEKLY PLANS
Oct. 15-19, 2018

*All plans are subject to change.

Monday (Oct. 15)
*Review Unit 2 Week 1 Vocabulary Words
*Introduce connotation and denotation 
  -Students will learn to analyze passages paying attention to the 
          connotation of words.  (This can be used to determine author's
          tone and the affect it has in helping to determine point of view.)
   Denotation - the strict dictionary meaning of a word
   Connotation - the feeling associated with a word.  It may be neutral
           or positive.
           Example:  inexpensive - positive connotation
                          cheap - negative connotation



Tuesday (Oct. 16)
*Review Unit 2 Week 1 Vocabulary Words 
*Continue introduction of connotation and denotation (Students complete powerpoint handout for a study guide)
*Small group connotation and denotation activity


Wednesday (Oct. 17)
*Review Unit 2 Week 1 Vocabulary Words 
*Students change the tone of the passage by replacing words with a new word having  a different connotation
 

Thursday (Oct. 18)
*Review Unit 2 Week 1 Vocabulary Words
*Students sort words and phrases from passage according to positive or negative connotations

Friday (Oct. 19)
*We will take a comprehension test. (It will also focus on connotation and denotation.) Students will also have a vocabulary test on our new words for this nine weeks.

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WEEKLY PLANS
Oct. 8-12, 2018

*All plans are subject to change.

Monday (Oct. 8)
*FAIR DAY (Students dismissed)

Tuesday (Oct. 9)
*Library
*Introduce Unit 2 Week 1 Vocabulary Words 1-5
  (Students will write sentences with vocabulary words in notebooks) 


Wednesday (Oct. 10)
*Introduce Unit 2 Week 1 Vocabulary Words 6-10
 (Students will write sentences with vocabulary words in notebooks) 
*We will continue to review tone and mood.  
 (Tone - the writer's attitude toward the character, topic, or audience)
 (Mood - atmosphere, the feeling the reader has while reading)
*Students will begin reading a passage, "Stray." (continued)
 (We will annotate this passage together in class.  This will be a two day 
 project.  We will analyze the author's tone used to create the mood of the
 passage.)

Thursday (Oct. 11)
*We will review our vocabulary.
*We will continue annotating the passage, "Stray."  We will also continue to analyze the author's tone and begin a paragraph response in the AEC format.  (Small group)

Friday (Oct. 5)
*We will take a comprehension test. (The main focus will be tone and mood.  Students should be able to answer questions relating to tone and mood.  They should also be able to choose the correct tone and mood for several passages.)

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WEEKLY PLANS
Oct. 1-5, 2018

*All plans are subject to change.

*Notebook check on Thursday

Monday (Oct. 1)

*We will review our vocabulary words.
*We will finish reading in Love That Dog.
  (Students will have an open-book comprehension test on this book Friday.)
*Students will complete book comprehension questions in small group.

Tuesday (Oct. 2)
*We will take the Fall Performance Series Benchmark test for reading.

Wednesday (Oct. 3)
*We will review our vocabulary.
*We will review tone and mood.  
 (Tone - the writer's attitude toward the character, topic, or audience)
 (Mood - atmosphere, the feeling the reader has while reading)
*Students will begin reading a passage, "Stray."
 (We will annotate this passage together in class.  This will be a two day
 project.  We will analyze the author's tone used to create the mood of the
 passage.)

Thursday (Oct. 4)
*We will review our vocabulary.
*We will continue annotating the passage, "Stray."  We will also continue to analyze the author's tone and begin a paragraph response in the AEC format.  (Small group)

Friday (Oct. 5)
*We will take a comprehension test on Love That Dog. (Open-book)

*Students will also take a vocabulary test covering this week's words. 
The test will also cover all previous vocabulary words from this nine weeks.  (Please view the newsletter or vocabulary tab on this website.)




WEEKLY PLANS
Sept. 24-28, 2018

*All plans are subject to change.

Monday (Sept. 24)
*We will introduce our first 5 vocabulary words and write a sentence with each one in our notebook.
*We will complete our final step of our previous AEC paragraph by highlighting each type of sentence.
*We will continue reading in Love That Dog. (pp. 41-54)

Tuesday (Sept. 25)
*We will go to LIBRARY
*We will continue writing sentences with vocabulary words 6-10 in our notebook.

Wednesday (Sept. 26)
*We will review our vocabulary.
*Review the AEC paragraph format
*We will read Love That Dog (pp. 55-65) We will pay close attention to the authors tone and how it affects the reader's mood.
*Students will complete comprehension questions for Love That Dog.

Thursday (Sept. 27)
*We will review our vocabulary.
*Review the AEC paragraph format
*We will read Love That Dog (pp. 66-74) We will pay close attention to the authors tone and how it affects the reader's mood.
*Students will complete comprehension questions for Love That Dog.

Friday (Sept. 28)
*We will take a comprehension test to review previous skills
*Students will also answer a discussion question about the passage in AEC format.





WEEKLY PLANS 
Sept. 17-21, 2018

*All plans are subject to change.

Monday (Sept. 17)
*We will review this week's vocabulary words. 
*Introduce answering discussion questions in an AEC paragraph format.  Students will complete a class study guide to take home as we introduce this method.  
*Newsletters will be sent home today.

Tuesday (Sept. 18)
*We will review this week's vocabulary words.
*Continue discussing the AEC paragraph format.
*Introduce "tone and mood." This literary device will be a focus of the next few weeks of study.
     - TONE - the writer's attitude toward the character, topic, or audience
     - MOOD - atmosphere, the feeling the reader has while reading
       (Hint - My mom's tone always affects my mood.)
*Read Love That Dog (pp. 12-19)


Wednesday (Sept. 19)
*We will review this week's vocabulary words.
*Continue discussing the AEC paragraph format.
*Review "tone and mood." 

*Read Love That Dog (pp. 20-30)

Thursday (Sept. 20)
*We will review this week's vocabulary words.
*Whole group and small group completion of AEC paragraph contrasting the growth and change of the main character from Love That Dog. 

Friday (Sept.21)
*Vocabulary test (This will include words from this week.  It will also include words from the previous two tests.)

*Comprehension test