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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
4th Quarter This Week: Monday-Wed: Work on final refugee project Thurs. & Fri: present project to class ALL LATE WORK DUE FRIDAY FOR GRADE CUTOFF! Check infinite campus for up to date scores.
Quarter 4 Previous Weeks: All students need their INDY books in class every day! Begin REFUGEE Unit Monday 4/29: "Diary of a Teenage Refugee" 1st reading and discussion Tuesday 4/30 Diary of a Teenage Refugee" 2nd reading and assessment Homework #5 passed out due Wed: Verb review Wednesday 5/1: Homework #5 Due Today "Anne Frank Today is a Syrian Girl" 1st reading Thursday 5/2: "Anne Frank Today is a Syrian Girl" 1st reading Friday 5/3: "Anne Frank Today is a Syrian Girl" 2nd reading an assessment Monday 4/8: TN Ready Prep-Practice Test Tuesday 4/9 TN Ready Prep-Practice Test Wednesday 4/10: TN Ready Prep=Practice Test #2 Homework Assigned Due Friday Thursday 4/11: TN Ready Prep-Practice Test #2 Friday 4/12: Parts of Speech Test Homework due Monday.! 2, 4 & 6: Fact and Opinion Wkst. Honors: 10 sentences with at least 7 parts of speech labels per sentence. Labels can be: noun, pronoun, verb, adj., adv., prep., conj., interjection ALL LATE WORK DUE FRIDAY FOR PROGRESS REPORTS!!
All students need their INDY books in class every day! Monday 4/1: TN Ready Prep: Narrative Writing Tuesday 4/2: TN Ready Prep: Informational Writing Wednesday 4/3: TN Ready Prep: Argumentative Writing Homework Assigned Due Friday Thursday 4/4: TN Ready Prep: Share out writing from week Friday 4/5: Assessment: Types of writing Homework due! Late work?!?
Monday 3/18: INDY read, TN Ready Prep-Main Idea of Passage Tuesday 3/19: INDY read, TN Ready Prep-Prefix/Suffix/Root Words Wednesday 3/20: INDY read, TN Ready Prep Thursday 3/21: INDY read, TN Ready Prep 2, 4, & 5 ELA: Finish punctuation packet H ELA: Purple Wkbk. pg. 159. 10 sentences using transitions. Friday 3/22: Review Assessment Homework due! 6th Grade Fun Friday
Monday 3/18: TN Ready Prep Tuesday 3/19: TN Ready Prep Wednesday 3/20: TN Ready Prep Thursday 3/21: TN Ready Prep: Lesson on Commas HW: 10 sentences about Spring using commas correctly. Due tomorrow. Honors HW: 20 pieces of dialogue punctuated correctly between to spring characters. Friday 3/22: Comma Assessment Library to check out INDY book. Homework due! 6th Grade Fun Friday
Quarter 3 Previous Weeks: Homework: Work on final presentations this week! Monday 3/4: Begin presentations-listening activity & finish read aloud. Tuesday 3/5: Presentations-listening activity & finish read aloud. Wednesday 3/6: Final project/presentations & read aloud. Thursday 3/7: Finish final project/presentations & read aloud. Friday 3/8: Half day for students: Incentive, morning activity ALL Q3 LATE WORK and RETAKES DUE BY FRIDAY, 3/1!!!!!! Honors: Must have INDY book and read 15 min. a night.
Monday 2/25: Zoo article & argumentation review Tuesday 2/26: Lesson on research and project intro Homework: Work on final project due next week! Wednesday 2/27: Final project/presentation work day Homework: Every student should have chosen a topic and argument by now and should have information gathered on their organizer. Thursday 2/28: Final project/presentation work day-argument and own opinion Homework: Every student should have their outline completed with information & their opinion. Friday 3/1: Sign up for presentation dates & practice timing in class-work on visual aid.
Monday 2/18: No School for Students-Teacher PD Day Tuesday 2/19: Indy Read and Read Aloud Honors Homework Due: Blue Wkbk “On My Mind: The Locavore Myth” pg 26 & 27 and answer questions in margin (just like today) Homework Week 7: Polar Bear Article Wednesday 2/20: Indy Read and Read Aloud Thursday 2/21: Indy Read and Read Aloud Homework Due Today: Polar Bear Article Friday 2/22: College Day-3 week incentive Assessment on Read Aloud Turn in Bellringer & Stop and Jots from Week
Monday 2/11: New read aloud. INDY reading & thinking "stop and jot" Tuesday 2/12: INDY reading, read aloud & thinking "stop and jot" Homework Week 6: Indy reading worksheet due Thursday: Wednesday 2/13: Reading MAP test 4th hour Thursday 2/14: Math MAP test 4th hour Homework Week 6 Due Today! Friday 2/15: IB FOCUS DAY
Monday 2/4: Read & discuss A Long Walk to Water Ch 16, 17, 18 . Tuesday 2/5: Final activity: Characterization for A Long Walk to Water in class Homework due Thursday: T chart on a argument in today's world with both sides and 2 reasons listed for each Wednesday 2/6:Final assessment A Long Walk to Water: Thursday 2/7: Argumentative writing: Review thesis & conclusion Homework Due Today Friday 2/8: Write summative argumentative essay with thesis, evidence & explanation and conclusion.
Monday 1/28: Read & discuss A Long Walk to Water Ch 7, 8 &9 in class. Tuesday 1/29: Pop Quiz on Ch 8,9, & 10 Chapter 11 & 12-Characterization activity Homework: Article "7 Reasons we are Facing a Global Water Crisis" with paragraph reflection due Thursday Wednesday 1/30:Chapter 12 & 13-Characterization activity day 2 Thursday 1/31: Chapter 14 & 15, 16 Homework Due Today: article with 5-7 sentence paragraph Friday 2/1: Finish novel, Ch. 17 * 17, Prepare for final project/assessment next week.
Monday 1/21: No School-Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tuesday 1/15: Documentary Part 1 "On the Way to School" & t-chart notes Homework: Article with 10 annotations due Thursday Wednesday 1/16:Documentary Part 2 Thursday 1/17: CR discussion preparation Collaborative Reasoning Discussion #2 Homework Due Today: article with 10 annotations Friday 1/18: Long Walk to Water Ch 6 & 7
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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