Classwork

Absent?  Here, you'll find an agenda for the week, along with links to each worksheet/lesson, and poem.  Print what you need, or grab copies when you return to school.   


*Here's a copy of Mrs. Nicol's Writing Journal so you have an idea of what your pages might look like.

Week of 2/19 - 2/23
 Mon
2/19
Day 4
Sec. 3 
Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due tomorrow at the beginning of class.


Sec. 4 
Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due tomorrow at the beginning of class.
Sec. 5 
Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due tomorrow at the beginning of class.
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Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due tomorrow at the beginning of class.
Tues
2/20
Day 5
 
 Sec. 2
Lesson: Finding the Courage to Revise your Thinking using an


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Lesson: Finding the Courage to Revise your Thinking using an

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Lesson: Finding the Courage to Revise your Thinking using an

 Sec. 5
Lesson: Finding the Courage to Revise your Thinking using an

 Wed
2/21
Day 1
 Sec. 1
Lesson: Finding the Courage to Revise your Thinking using an

 Sec. 2
Lesson: Continuing Revisions on our Drafts
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Lesson: Continuing Revisions on our Drafts
Sec. 4 
Lesson: Continuing Revisions on our Drafts
Thur
2/22
Day 2
 
 Sec. 5
Lesson: Continuing Revisions on our Drafts
 Sec. 1
Lesson: Clarifying Relationships between Evidence and Ideas (demonstration using Mrs. Nicol's Essay)

Sec. 2 
Lesson: Clarifying Relationships between Evidence and Ideas (demonstration using Mrs. Nicol's Essay)
Sec. 3 
Lesson: Clarifying Relationships between Evidence and Ideas (demonstration using Mrs. Nicol's Essay)
 Fri
2/23
Day 3
Sec. 4 
Lesson: Clarifying Relationships between Evidence and Ideas (demonstration using Mrs. Nicol's Essay)
Sec. 5 
Lesson: Clarifying Relationships between Evidence and Ideas (demonstration using Mrs. Nicol's Essay)
Sec. 1 
Lesson: Working on second drafts using our checklists / peer conferences
Sec. 2 
Lesson: Working on second drafts using our checklists / peer conferences



Week of 2/12 - 2/16
 Mon
2/12
Day 4
 Sec. 3
Sec. 4 
 Sec. 5
Sec. 1 
Lesson: What Makes a Great Essay - Drafting time
Example Draft from Mrs. Nicol's Notebook
 Tues
2/13
Day 5
 Sec. 2
Lesson: What Makes a Great Essay - Drafting time
Example Draft from Mrs. Nicol's Notebook
Sec. 3 
Lesson: What Makes a Great Essay - Drafting time
Example Draft from Mrs. Nicol's Notebook
Sec. 4 
Lesson: What Makes a Great Essay - Drafting time
Example Draft from Mrs. Nicol's Notebook
Sec. 5 
Lesson: What Makes a Great Essay - Drafting time
Example Draft from Mrs. Nicol's Notebook
 Wed
2/14
Day 1
 Sec. 1
Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due by Friday

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Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due by Friday
Sec. 3 
Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due by Friday
 Sec. 4
Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due by Friday
 Thur
2/15
Day 2
 Sec. 5
Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due by Friday
Sec. 1 
Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due by Friday
Sec. 2 
Poem: "Insanity"
Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due by Friday
Sec. 3 
Poem: "Insanity"
Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due by Friday
 Fri
2/16
Day 3
 Sec. 4
Poem: "Insanity"
Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essaydue today
 Sec. 5
Poem: "Insanity"
Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due tpday
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Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due today
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Lesson: Drafting Time - complete first draft of Thematic Essay due today





Week of 2/5 - 2/9
 Mon
2/5
Day 1
 Sec. 1
Lesson: Revising Your Thinking - Adding to our themes pages in our writing journal

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Lesson: Revising Your Thinking - Adding to our themes pages in our writing journal
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Lesson: Revising Your Thinking - Adding to our themes pages in our writing journal
 Sec. 4
Lesson: Revising Your Thinking - Adding to our themes pages in our writing journal
 Tues
2/6
Day 2
 Sec. 5
Lesson: Revising Your Thinking - Adding to our themes pages in our writing journal

*Page Check - I will be checking the pages of your independent reading book in class today.
Sec. 1 
Lesson: Fine Tuning Theme by Studying Author's Craft.
Adding to our themes pages in our writing journal.

*Page Check - I will be checking the pages of your independent reading book in class today.
Sec. 2 
Lesson: Fine Tuning Theme by Studying Author's Craft.
Adding to our themes pages in our writing journal.

*Page Check - I will be checking the pages of your independent reading book in class today.
Sec. 3 
Lesson: Fine Tuning Theme by Studying Author's Craft.
Adding to our themes pages in our writing journal.

*Page Check - I will be checking the pages of your independent reading book in class today.
 Wed
2/7
Day 3

No School
Snow Day
 Thur
2/8
W.C.
 
Winter Carnival - No Classes

   
 Fri
2/9
Day 4
 Sec. 4
Lesson: Fine Tuning Theme by Studying Author's Craft.
Adding to our themes pages in our writing journal.

*Page Check - I will be checking the pages of your independent reading book in class today.
Sec. 5 
Lesson: Fine Tuning Theme by Studying Author's Craft.
Adding to our themes pages in our writing journal.
Sec. 1 



Week of 1/29 - 2/2
 Mon
1/29
Day 1
 Sec. 1
Lesson: Setting up partnerships for the next writing unit
Read Aloud - "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury 
Sec. 2 
Lesson: Setting up partnerships for the next writing unit
Read Aloud - "All Summer in a Day" by Ray Bradbury 
Sec. 3 
Lesson: Looking for Themes All Around Us:
Working in our Writing Journals
Sec. 4 
Lesson: Looking for Themes All Around Us:
Working in our Writing Journals
 Tues
1/30
Day 2
 Sec. 5
Lesson: Looking for Themes All Around Us:
Working in our Writing Journals
Sec.  1
Lesson: Looking for Themes All Around Us:
Working in our Writing Journals
Sec. 2 
Lesson: Looking for Themes All Around Us:
Working in our Writing Journals
Sec. 3 
Poem:  "Not Swans"
Lesson: AR Test and Reading Log check-in
Continue working on Writing Journal pages
 Wed
1/31
Day 3
 Sec. 4
Poem:  "Not Swans"
Lesson: AR Test and Reading Log check-in
Continue working on Writing Journal pages
 Sec. 5
Poem:  "Not Swans"
Lesson: AR Test and Reading Log check-in
Continue working on Writing Journal pages
 Sec. 1
Poem:  "Not Swans"
Lesson: AR Test and Reading Log check-in
Continue working on Writing Journal pages
 Sec. 2
Lesson: AR Test and Reading Log check-in
Continue working on Writing Journal pages
 Thur
2/1
Day 4
 Sec. 3
Lesson: Reading Closely to Develop Themes:
Working in our Writing Journals
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Lesson: Reading Closely to Develop Themes:
Working in our Writing Journals
Sec. 5 
Lesson: Reading Closely to Develop Themes:
Working in our Writing Journals
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Lesson: Reading Closely to Develop Themes:
Working in our Writing Journals
 Fri
2/2
Day 5
Sec. 2 
Poem: No Poem
Lesson: Continue working in our Writing Journals - collecting themes and writing long about what our text has to say.

 Sec. 3
Poem: No Poem
Lesson: Continue working in our Writing Journals - collecting themes and writing long about what our text has to say.
Sec. 4 
Poem: No Poem
Lesson: Continue working in our Writing Journals - collecting themes and writing long about what our text has to say.
Sec. 5 
Poem: No Poem
Lesson: Continue working in our Writing Journals - collecting themes and writing long about what our text has to say.





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