Hello WEMS Families! Happy 2018-2019! My name is Ms. Karr and I am teaching ELA/Honors ELA this year! I just moved down to Nashville from central Illinois. I graduated from Illinois State University with my bachelor's and master's degrees and this is my 7th year of teaching. I love spending time with my nieces (see picture above), biking, traveling, reading, and spending time with my two pets, Jilly Bean the dog and Monkey Moo the cat. My email is email@example.com. I'm excited to work with you and your child on reading, writing, and speaking.
Important Announcements: If students miss class, they will need to check in with the teacher and arrange a time to make up their absent work. Please check on infinite campus for scores.
Students will be reading every day in class. Please be sure to have writer's notebooks, a book to ready, your agenda and something to write with in class every period.
Honors: Must have INDY book and read 15 min. a night.
Monday 1/21: No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tuesday 1/15: Read A Long Walk to Water Ch 9 & 10 in class. Homework: pg. 73-82 Wednesday 1/16:Read A Long Walk to Water Ch 14 & 15 Homework: Ch. 17 pg 103-110 Thursday 1/17: Read article in class "How Tap Water Became Toxic in Flint, MI." Homework: Ch. 18 Friday 1/18: Using direct quotes in argumentative essay.
Quarter 3 Previous Weeks:
Monday 1/14: Intro Long Walk to Water and article 1 Homework Grade: Chapter 2 & wkst due WED. Tuesday 1/15: Intro article 1. Wednesday 1/16:Ch 2. Homework Due! Writing argumentative essay Homework: Pg. 20, 26, Ch. 6 Thursday 1/17: Writing Argumentative essay day 2 Pg, 20, 26, Ch 6 Homework Due! Friday 1/18: Write argumentative Essay
Monday 1/7: Professional Development-No students Tuesday 1/8: Intro Argumentative unit Hand out homework due Thursday. Wednesday 1/9: Argumentative Thursday 1/10: Homework due! Argumentative Friday 1/11: Argumentative
Quarter 2 Previous Weeks:
Monday 12/17: District writing task intro. Read text #1 and #2, review writing prompt. Tuesday 12/18: Read Text #3 Independently for writing task Wednesday 12/19: District writing task Thursday 12/20: Finish district writing task to turn in Friday 12/21: Fun Team Activity-Student half day
Monday 12/10: Introduce new non-fiction text, "How the Brain Works." Determining meaning of unknown words. Tuesday 12/11: "How the Brain Works" reading day 2 for meaning HW: Brain article and quiz due Wed. Wednesday 12/12: "How the Brain Works" reading day 3 annotating the text with thinking. Thursday 12/13: Writing a comparison essay Friday 12/14: Summative Assessment on text, "How the Brain Works."
Monday 12/3: The Giver Ch. 20 & 21 Tuesday 12/4: The Giver Ch. 22 & 23 Wednesday 12/5: The Giver Wrap Up Thursday 12/6: The Giver Final Project/Assessment Work Day Friday 12/7:The Giver Final Project/Assessment Due
Monday 11/26: The Giver Chapter 13 Tuesday 11/27: The Giver Ch. 14 HW: Chapter 15 Wednesday 11/28: Quick Write over Ch 15., Read CH 16 HW: Chapter 17 Thursday 11/29: Review for Assessment, Ch. 18 Friday 11/30: Questioning/Inference/Prediction Assessment
Monday 11/19: The Giver Vocab Quiz Chapter 5-10 Join us for Literacy Night! Tuesday 11/20: Field Trip to the ZOO! ENJOY YOUR BREAK!
HW: Read 7 on own Monday 11/12: No School-Thank you Veterans! Tuesday 11/13: The Giver Ch 7 review & Read Chapter 8 Wednesday 11/14:Questioning Strategy The Giver Ch. 9 Thursday 11/15: The Giver Chapter 10 Friday 11/16: Summative Assessment Ch 1-10 The Giver
Monday 11/5: The Giver Chapter 2 assessment in class HW: Read Ch. 3 and 4 on own, complete handout for grade Tuesday 11/6 Parent Teacher conferences-Sign Up Online Wednesday 11/7:The Giver HW: Read Ch. 5 & 6 on own, complete handout for grade. Thursday 11/8: Vocab Quiz Chapter 6 The Giver HW: Read Ch. 7 on own Friday 11/9: Chapter 7 The Giver
Honors Homework: Writing workbook pg. 89 1. Read over learning targets for Poetry 2. Read poetry description of poetry and compare/contrast to mystery genre. Write answer in margin. 3. Answer Questions 1 in margin & 2-filling out the chart on 90. Tuesday 10/30: Introduce The Giver Unit Wednesday 10/31: Ch. 1 of The Giver Thursday 11/1: Read The Giver Friday 11/2: Read The Giver
Monday 10/22: Sleepy Hollow Text Day 1: Character/Genre Tuesday 10/23: Sleepy Hollow Text Day 2 Wednesday 10/24: Sleepy Hollow Text Day 3 Article of the Week #3 Homework Handed Out Thursday 10/25: Sleepy Hollow Field trip to Nashville Public Library Friday 10/26: Writing Prompt Comparing Sleepy Hollow Play with Story Article of the Week #3 Homework Due Monday 10/15-19: Fall Break-Read if you can!
Monday 10/8: District writing task rubric analysis and peer revision day 1 Tuesday 10/9: .District writing task peer feedback day 2 Wednesday 10/10: writing task revision & turn in final draft Thursday 10/11: IB Focus Day Friday 10/12: Staff PD Day
Quarter 1 Previous Weeks:
Monday 10/1: Great endings, mystery/creepy endings Tuesday 10/2: Writing alternative ending to "The Most Important Night of Melanie's Life." Peer review. Wednesday 10/3: Summative Quiz: Analyzing plot and textual evidence Thursday 10/4: District-wide Performance-Based Task-short story & writing prompt. Friday 10/5: Day 2 District-wide Performance-Based Task-short story & writing prompt
Monday 9/24: Introducing genre study. Tuesday 9/25: Introduce Creepy Tale & background knowledge. Wednesday 9/26: Analyze creepy tale & vocabulary. Thursday 9/27: Analyze creepy tale day 2 & author's craft. Friday 9/28: AoW homework due. Friday Free Write, Indy Read, Book Talks by teacher.
Monday 9/17: Revision by adding sensory details on draft personal narrative. Tuesday 9/18: Editing personal narrative. Wednesday 9/19: Peer revision and editing for personal narrative. Thursday 9/20: Draft 2 of personal narratives. Friday 9/21: Chunk 4 homework due in class. Prepare for publishing. Book Talks by teacher.
Monday 9/3: Pre-Writing/brainstorming for personal narrative. Tuesday 9/4: Pre-writing/details & planning for personal narrative. Wednesday 9/5: First draft of personal narrative. Thursday 9/6: Hooks/great starts for personal narratives. Friday 9/7: Chunk 3 Homework due in class. Celebrate reading and free write. Book Talks by teacher.
Monday 9/3: No School-Labor Day Tuesday 9/4: Chunk 1 Homework (reading and wkst) are DUE TODAY! Students will interact with the text, "Little Things are Big" by Jesus Colon. Wednesday 9/5: Students will take a summative assessment on an article over inferring and theme. Thursday 9/6: Students will pre-write for their upcoming writing assignment, a personal narrative. Friday 9/7: The students will celebrate reading and free write. Book Talks by teacher.
Monday 8/27:Students will write a response to the text from last week and will receive the handout for their homework. Tuesday 8/28: Students will pre-write for upcoming writing projects. Wednesday 8/29: Students will apply reading strategies to a new text, "Little Things are Big" by Jesus Colon. Thursday 8/30: IB Focus Day, HOMEWORK DUE!! Friday 8/31: School Planning Day. Students do not report.
Monday 8/20:Students will read a text and show their thinking throughout reading. Tuesday 8/21: Students will apply reading strategies to the text, "Hello, My Name Is______". Wednesday 8/22: Students will be assessed on their understanding of important terms. Thursday 8/23: Students will check out a fiction novel from the library to read over the next 3 weeks. Friday 8/24: COLLEGE WEAR! The students will celebrate reading and free write. Book Talks by teacher.
Monday 8/13:Students will define identity and begin writing traits about themselves. Tuesday 8/14: Students will learn about metacognition and how to mark up a text with their thinking. Wednesday 8/15: Students will be introduced to their first memoir text and will mark up their thinking. Thursday 8/16: Students will continue to read a story and respond to the text by answering essential questions. Friday 8/17: The students will celebrate reading & free write in their writer's notebooks
Monday 8/6/18: Tuesday 8/7/18: First Day of School! Bring your reading logs to be turned in!! The students will learn about their new teacher, be introduced to the classroom expectations and procedures and....... Wednesday 8/8/18: The students will go to the library & learn about choosing a good book. Thursday 8/9/18: The students will begin our class read aloud & pre-write in writer's notebooks. Friday 8/10/18: The students will celebrate reading & free write in their writer's notebooks.
Unit Title: Identity Global Context: Exploration/Identity Formation Learner Profile:
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