- Do Now 21.1
- Copy HW
- Copy notes on board into DW
- Book Fair M/W
- Book Fair M/W
2. Check Workbook 7
3. Binder Clean Out (nothing thrown away until grades)
4. Workbook 8 (do all of the practice lesson, side questions and 1-8)1/29/08
- Do Now 21.2—Reading and writing
- Pass out papers
- Pass out portfolios
- M/W next week book fair
- Vocab due Thursday
- PR from week 20 due NOW
2. Workbook 8 check
3. Go over DN 21.1 and 21.2
4. Speculative baseline
- Introduction—incorporate prompt and interest!
- Body—use bullets to guide
- Tell a story! Don’t tell me about a story
- DN 21.3 in door—reading and writing
- Late Progress Report in box
- BoB book for tomorrow
- Vocab due tomorrow
- Last day for week 20 PR tomorrow
- M/W next week—book fair
2. BoB presentation by Mrs. McHugh1/31/08
- DN 21.4 in door
- Late PR on desk
- Paper and pen tomorrow for baseline
- Vocab due today
- PR signed for HW (final grade)
- Monday and Wed. book fair
2. Open-ended response
1. Answer all parts with consideration
- “Talking Out Loud”
1. No—“this is about or I will tell you about”
- Strong Intro
- No questions allowed!
3. BoB groups
- Sign up for books
1. names of group members
2. group name
3. group slogan2/1/08
- LA Times in Door
- Book Fair handout in door
- DN WK 21 inbox (heading, labeled, stapled)
- Paper and writing utensil on desk
- Progress Report in box
- Extra credit in box
2. Baseline persuasive essay (quiz grade)2/4/08Bell Work· DN 22.1 in door· HW copied form board and stampedI. Announcements A. Book Fair1. today2. Wed.B. Workbook tomorrowC. Quiz FridayD. HW tonightE. Late PR in boxF. Extra Help Wed. II. Book FairIII. Word Confusion Cloze Week 1 WORD CONFUSIONS CLOZE Week #1 1. a, an- A is used before words which begin with a _____________ sound; an is used before words which begin with a ___________sound. Example: a heap, a cat, an idol, an elephant, an honor, a historian 2. accept, _________- The verb accept means “to receive”; the __________ except means “other than.” Example: Melissa graciously ___________defeat (verb). All the boys ____________Zach were here (preposition). 3. affect, effect- Affect is always a__________; it means “_____________.” Effect can be a verb, but is most often used as a____________. As a verb, effect means “______________________________________.” Example: Mark’s giggle affected the preacher. Mark’s giggle effected a pinch from his mother. The noun effect means “________________.” Example: The effect of the pinch was a sore leg. 4. allowed, aloud- The verb ____________means “permitted” or “let happen”; aloud is an ______________which means “_____________________.” Example: We weren’t allowed to read aloud in the library. 5. allusion, illusion- An __________________ is a brief reference or mention of a ________________________________________ An illusion is a_______________________________. Example: As he made an _______________ to the great magicians of the past, Houdini created the ______________of having sawed his assistant in half. 6. a lot- A lot__________________; a lot (two words) is a very general descriptive phrase which should _________________ in formal writing. 7. already, all ready- ________________ is an adverb which tells when. All ready is a phrase meaning “______________________.” Example: By 9:00 a.m. already, the class was all ready to try out the substitute. 8. alright, all right- Alright is the___________________________________. All right is a phrase meaning “_____________t.” (Please note, the following are spelled correctly: always, altogether, already, almost.) 9. altogether, all together- _________________ is always an adverb meaning “completely.” ___________________ is used to describe people or things which are gathered in one place at one time. Example: “No,” said the principal. “There is _____________________ too much goofing around whenever seventh graders have assemblies _______________________.” 10. among, between- ______________is used when speaking of more that two persons or things. Between is used when _________________________. Example: Putrid socks were scattered _______________ the sweaty uniforms. A single streamer dangled ___________________ the goalposts. 11. amount, number- _______________ is used when you can actually _________________ the persons or things. __________________ is used to describe things which can be ______________________________, but not counted. Example: The liquid produced a large number of burps. The burps were the result of a large amount of gas. annual, biannual, semiannual, biennial, perennial- An annual event happens ______every year. A biannual event happens ________________ (semiannual means __________ twice a year.) A biennial event happens _________________. A perennial event is ____________ throughout the year and _____________________________ year after year. 2/5/08Bell Work·DN 22.2 in door· Pass out papersI. AnnouncementsA. PR in boxB. Book Fair tomorrowC. HW on deskD. HW change tonight—one sentence for each group of words with at least one work confusion word underlined.E. Switch Tues/Wed. II. Brain Storm T Chart (hand out) Should School uniforms be required by our school?
- 22.3 in door
A. HW in box
B. PR in box
C. workbook needed
D. Battle of the Books book needed
II. Book Fair
III. Workbook 10
- DN 22.4 in door
- Worksheet in door (t chart)
A. Progress reports
B. book fair tomorrow until 6th period
C. Quiz tomorrow (WC week 1)
II. Workbook 10 check
1. Should summer reading be counted as a test/major grade for 7th and 8th graders?
2. Should teachers be required to stay with students after school if the student is missing more than 3 assignments?
3. Should after school activities be eliminated if a student’s GPA is below 75?
4. Should parents be punished for their children’s misbehavior?2/8/08
- Do Now 22.5—On bottom of 22.4, write sentences for the 4 words that are most confusing for you.
- LA time Week 23 in door
- PR in box
- DN Week 22 in box
I. Word Confusion Week 1 Quiz
II. Pass out papers and place in binder/portfolio
III. BoB groups
Closure—name 4 types of brainstorming2/11/08Bell Work· DN 23.1 in door· Copy HW· CLOZE in door· HW in door· Pass out papersI. Announcement A. workbook tomorrowB. HW ceck for brainstorm II. Cloze and add a sentence to each set on notes using all wordsWORD CONFUSIONS Week #2 13. ant, aunt- Aunt is a relative. Ant is an insect.
Example: The tiny ant’s aunt scolded him for making fun of her.14. ascent, assent- Ascent is a verb meaning “the act of rising”; assent is “agreement.”
Example: The pilot assented that the plane’s ascent was really bumpy.15. bare, bear- The adjective bare means “naked.” A bear is a large furry animal. Example: He chased the polar bear across the snow while his feet were bare. The verb bear means “to put up with” or “to carry.”
Example: Dwayne could not bear another of his older brother’s lectures.16. base, bass- Base is the foundation, lower portion, or bottom of something. Bass is a deep sound or tone. Bass (sounding like ‘pass’) is a fish. 17. be, bee- Be is a verb. A bee is an insect. 18. beat, beet- The verb beat means “to hit, to strike, or to defeat”: a beet is a carrot-like vegetable, often red in color.
Example: After our team beat Tom’s, I was so excited, I turned as red as a beet.19. berth, birth- Berth is a space or compartment, usually for sleeping. Birth is the process of being born.
Example: After the woman gave birth on the cruise ship, she was put to sleep in a special berth close to the medical office for observation.20. beside, besides- Beside means “by the side of.” Besides means “in addition to.”
Example: Jeff laid his fork beside his plate.
Besides some salad, we also had turkey for dinner.21. billed, build- Billed means either “to be given a bill” or “to have a beak” (like a duck). The verb build means “to construct.” 22. blew, blue- Blew is the past tense of the verb blow. Blue is a color; blue is also used to mean “feeling depressed or sad.” 23. boar, bore- A boar is a wild pig. Bore is a verb that means “to tire with dullness” or “to make a hole by drilling.” 24. board, bored- A board is a piece of wood. Board also means “a group or council which helps to run an organization.”
Example: The school board approved the purchase of fifty pine boards.Bored may mean “to make a hole by drilling” or “to become weary or tired of something.”
Example: Dissecting fish bored Joe, so he took his pen and bored a hole in the desk.25. brake, break- A brake is a device used to stop a vehicle. Break means “to split, crack, or destroy.” Example: I hope my brakes never break. 26. bring, take- Use bring when the action is moving toward the speaker; use take when the action is moving away from the speaker. Example: Harry called to his son, “Bring me that glue, and take this dog outside!” 27. by, buy- By is a preposition meaning “near or through.” Buy is a verb meaning “to purchase.” Example: Mary can’t walk by a shoe store without stopping in to buy something. III. HW/BoBClosure—use 4 words in a story on bottom of DN 23.1 (ran out of time, not done) 2/12/08Bell Work· Do now 23.2 in door· PR in box· HW out· Highlighter out· WorkbookI. Announcements A. Quiz Fri. B. HW finish workbook if neededII. WorkbookClosure—rapid fire questions 2/13/08NO SCHOOL SNOW DAY 2/14/08Bell Work· DN 23.4· PR in box· HW in box· 2 organization charts in door· Project in doorI. Announcements A. Quiz Friday B. HW—finish organizer and PR reportsII. Project assigned (see handout)
SUPPORT ARGUMENT #1Focus on school
SUPPORT ARGUMENT #2 Money
SUPPORT ARGUMENT #3 Less stereotyping
YOUR OPINION ON THE TOPIC Uniforms would be a good idea for our school.
EXAMPLE/FACT #1 Proven better grades by studies
EXAMPLE/FACT #3Helps to remind that school is a job./more time for studying
EXAMPLE/FACT #2Easier to help people who cannot afford clothes (recycle)
EXAMPLE/FACT #1Cheaper than regular clothes
EXAMPLE/FACT #2Not worry about your clothes, focus on school
EXAMPLE/FACT #2Clicks/groups eliminated (choose by personality)
EXAMPLE/FACT #1Less teasing/bullying
EXAMPLE/FACT #3Use money for other things
EXAMPLE/FACT #3Cannot tell socio-economic class
- Imagine walking into a building, full of loud, chattering teenagers who are comparing the latest trends in music, T.V., and, most of all, clothes. You have not walked into the latest hang-out or the mall, but into the halls of our middle school.
- Many people say that “Clothes make the man.”
- One thousand teenagers will try to commit suicide this year in New Jersey alone. Many of them cite that the reason for trying to kill themselves is because they are teased about what they look like.
- Throughout our middle school’s history, there have always been problems with the dress code. Many people feel that these problems, as well as other issues, would be resolved if we implemented uniforms in our district.
- Our district is considering having uniforms at our schools. These uniforms are being suggested in response to many issues that our schools have. Many people feel these issues could be resolved with uniforms
- Schools have two choices in what their students wear. They can either implement a dress code that deals with the various styles of clothing teenagers wear, or they can implement uniforms.
Uniforms would be a good idea in our school district.IV. Transition Statement Per. 1
- Introducing uniforms will solve many problems our district faces, including allowing students to focus on education.
- Students who wear uniforms will help our district in many ways, including focusing on education.
- Implementing this into our district will help in many ways, including allowing students to focus on education.
- Uniforms would help our school in many ways, including discipline.
- Many of the problems in our school could be resolved with uniforms, including many of our problems with discipline.
- Discipline, among other problems, could be helped with the implementation of uniforms.
- In our school, uniforms would help eliminate stereotyping.
- Stereotyping is a problem in our school that could be helped by introducing uniforms as our dress code.
- Uniforms would be a great way to help with the problem of stereotyping that we, as students, face everyday.
Example: The scorpion tiptoed through the moonlit _______________, looking for ________________The verb desert means “________”; the noun desert also may mean “deserving reward or punishment.”
Example: The frightened rabbit ______________ the boy; the loss of his pet was the cruel boy’s just _____________.44. die, dye- _________ (dying) means “______________.”__________(dyeing) is used to change the ___________ of something. 45. faint, feign, feint- ________means “to be weak, without strength.” _________is a verb which means “to pretend or make up.” _________is a noun which means “a move or activity which is pretended or false.”
Example: The little boy ________a bruised, blood-splattered face and fell to the floor in a__________. His teacher saw the fake blood, thought it was real, and ___________beside him.
46. farther, further- ___________is used when you are writing about a physical distance. ___________is used when not talking about physical distance; it can also mean “in addition to” or “more.”
Example: Alaska is _________north than Iceland. _________information can be obtained at your local library.47. fewer, less- __________refers to the number of separate units; ____________refers to bulk quantity, where each individual piece is not counted.
Example: There is ________sand to play with, so we have _________sandcastles to make.
48. fir, fur- _________refers to a type of evergreen tree; _________is animal hair.49. flair, flare- ________means “a natural talent or skill”; flare is a_______, which means “to light up quickly or burst out,” as well as a noun which is a torch-like device used for emergencies.
Example: Hotheads have a ________for tempers which ________quickly and unexpectedly.50. for, fore, four- _____is a preposition meaning “because of” or “directed to”; ______means “earlier” or “in front.” _________is the number 4.
Example: The dog had stolen one of the _____turkey legs Mary had grilled _____ the party and was holding the bone in his _______paws when she found him.51. good, well- ______is an adjective, describing how something is. ________is an adverb, describing how something is done. Example: I am _______at Math. (good describes my Math skills- noun)
I did very _______on the test. (well describes how I scored- verb)52. hare, hair- ________refers to the growth covering the heads and bodies of humans and animals. A _______Compliment is an animal similar to a rabbit.
Example: The _______on my head stood up as the _________darted in front of the car.
53. heal, heel- ______means “to mend or restore to good health.” ________is the back part of the human foot.
Example: The arrow pierced the man’s________, and the wound just would not_________.54. hear, here- You _______ with your ears. ______shows location, meaning “nearby.” 55. heard, herd- ________is the past tense of the verb hear; a _______is a large group of animals. Example: The ______of cattle began to move when they _______the dog barking. 56. heir, air- ______ is a person who inherits something; ______is the stuff we breathe.
Example: Will the next generation be _____to the horribly polluted _______of today?57. hole, whole- A ________is a hollow place. ______means “entire or complete.”
Example: The _________in the ozone is a problem that the ___________world needs to think about.2/26/08Bell Work· 25.1 in door· Pass out papersI. Announcements A. After school help Thursday only B. Workbook tomorrowII. HW checkIII. Workbook lesson 12/per. 5 finish intro ParagraphClosure—what is a transition