WHAT WE DID: 3/23

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Read The Giver, Chapters 1 and 2
    • Complete activities in the packet:
      • Continue the list of rules in Jonas’s community.
      • Jonas is feeling apprehensive about the December ceremony.
    • Write unanswered questions:
      • “You can’t choose the gender of the child you get, can you?”
      • “Aren’t you supposed to choose who you marry?”
  • HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • Reminder: College Selection Friday, March 24th. Be there, or be square.
    • Figurative Language ppt.
    • Pecha Kucha
  • ENGLISH 8
    • Reminder: College Selection Friday, March 24th. Be there, or be square.
    • Figurative Language ppt.

MARCH 23RD IS NATIONAL PUPPY DAY!

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WHAT WE DID: 2/28

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Students turned in their HRL
    • ERWC MODULE III: Students drafted the memo re: limiting parent access on campus
  • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • Students turned in their HRL
    • ERWC MODULE III: Students drafted the memo re: social robots on campus

CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH WITH NOTABLE AFRICAN AMERICANS

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Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove on December 23, 1867, near Delta, Louisiana. After suffering from a scalp ailment that resulted in her own hair loss, she invented a line of African-American hair care products in 1905. She promoted her products by traveling around the country giving lecture-demonstrations and eventually established Madame C.J. Walker Laboratories to manufacture cosmetics and train sales beauticians. Her savvy business acumen led her to be one of the first American women to become a self-made millionaire. She was also known for her philanthropic endeavors including donating the largest amount of money by an African-American toward the construction of an Indianapolis YMCA in 1913.

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WHAT WE DID: 2/14

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • ARTICLE  of the WEEK: “WHAT IS INTERSECTIONALITY?”
    • STUDENTS READ THE ARTICLE ONE TIME THROUGH WITH NOTHING ON THEIR DESKS. NO PENCILS OR PENS.
    • THE SECOND TIME STUDENTS READ THE ARTICLE, THEY WERE ASKED TO ANNOTATE IT. DIRECTIONS ARE ON THE TOP OF THE ARTICLE.
    • IF/WHEN STUDENTS FINISH READING/ANNOTATING THE ARTICLE, THEY WORKED ON THEIR ODE OR SILENT READ OR DID HOMEWORK FROM ANOTHER CLASS.
    • HOMEWORK:
      • COMPLETE THE AoW and COME TO CLASS PREPARED TO DISCUSS ON WEDNESDAY, 2/15
      • MAKE-UP HRL DUE WEDNESDAY, 2/15
  • HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • ARTICLE  of the WEEK: “WHAT IS INTERSECTIONALITY?”
    • STUDENTS READ THE ARTICLE ONE TIME THROUGH WITH NOTHING ON THEIR DESKS. NO PENCILS OR PENS.
    • THE SECOND TIME STUDENTS READ THE ARTICLE, THEY WERE ASKED TO ANNOTATE IT. DIRECTIONS ARE ON THE TOP OF THE ARTICLE.
    • IF/WHEN STUDENTS FINISH READING/ANNOTATING THE ARTICLE, THEY WORKED ON THE ICEBERG ACTIVITY OR SILENT READ OR DID HOMEWORK FROM ANOTHER CLASS.
    • HOMEWORK
      • TAKE HOME ESSAY IS DUE ON WEDNESDAY, 2/15 (1.5 SPACE; TIMES NEW ROMAN 14. FONT)
      • COMPLETE THE AoW and COME TO CLASS PREPARED TO DISCUSS ON WEDNESDAY 2/15
      • MAKE-UP HRL DUE WEDNESDAY, 2/15
  • ENGLISH 8 
    • ARTICLE  of the WEEK: “WHAT IS INTERSECTIONALITY?”
    • STUDENTS READ THE ARTICLE ONE TIME THROUGH WITH NOTHING ON THEIR DESKS. NO PENCILS OR PENS.
    • THE SECOND TIME STUDENTS READ THE ARTICLE, THEY WERE ASKED TO ANNOTATE IT. DIRECTIONS ARE ON THE TOP OF THE ARTICLE.
    • IF/WHEN STUDENTS FINISH READING/ANNOTATING THE ARTICLE, THEY WORKED ON THE ICEBERG ACTIVITY OR SILENT READ OR DID HOMEWORK FROM ANOTHER CLASS.
    • HOMEWORK
      • COMPLETE THE AoW and COME TO CLASS PREPARED TO DISCUSS ON WEDNESDAY, 2/15
      • MAKE-UP HRL DUE WEDNESDAY, 2/15

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LINK TO THE ARTICLE: https://newsela.com/articles/lib-intersectionality/id/26478/?utm_source=wk21&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=cr-digest&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTkRBMllXSTJNalUyWWpJMiIsInQiOiJXK0FwOGZ6TU0zQk9WcjJ2OGFJNGJDWFFxMkYzaVBUWkI0M1paMHF0VGtsTG9mbHhpOVcyK0pEbjVaXC9GS0ZGNmJDbmNCZHFneWlDZHROOTBUSXBncTBaTnJoUkRPODkzcWhRNmV4d1U2MFFEXC8xM2gzRWYyWlRvSkFNTlBCZVB3In0%3D

EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY!

It is very rare that I see a movie worth talking about, let alone recommending to students. But, the film, Hidden Figures, is definitely worth celebrating. If you have not heard of this incredible true story, let me just say that it’s a must-see movie about science, NASA, math, and three incredibly intelligent Black female engineers who made history in 1961.

If you would like to earn extra credit for seeing this film, here is what you need to do:

  1. Provide proof to me that you went to see the movie. This can be a ticket stub or a screen-shot of an online purchase of a ticket. Go see the movie while it is still in theatres. If you go to the first show of the day, the cost of a ticket is usually very reasonable. If you are unable to afford a ticket to see the movie, please come see me privately before school, at snack, or after school.

  2. In your own words, tell me what scene/situation you found most inspirational and explain why.

  3. Explain to me, in your own words, the way each woman showed courage despite the challenges she faced.

  4. What message did this movie leave with you? Explain.

  5. This extra-credit offer is good only while the film is in theatres.

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click on the link below to view the trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RK8xHq6dfAo

WHAT WE DID: 11/29

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Extra credit home reading logs collected
    • New home reading logs distributed. Due Tuesday, 12/6.
    • New article of the week distributed: Read and annotate using text tags and commentary. Due Wednesday, 11/30.
    • Students wrote the final draft for ERWC Module II.
  • HONORS ENGLISH 8 & ENGLISH 8
    • Extra credit home reading logs collected.
    • New home reading logs distributed. Due Tuesday, 12/6.
    • New article of the week distributed.
    • Students read and annotated the article of the week using text tags and commentary and answered questions. Homework if not completed in class. This assignment is due Wednesday, 11/30. 

      8TH GRADERS: THE NOVEMBER PROJECT IS DUE ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2ND. NO LATE PROJECTS ACCEPTED. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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WHAT WE DID: 11/18

  • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
    • Greek & Latin packets collected
    • ERWC Activity #15 completed
    • Extra credit HRL distributed; due 11/29
    • TURKEY BINGO
  • HONORS ENGLISH 8
    • Greek & Latin packets collected
    • Unit III Greek & Latin quiz
    • Extra credit HRL distributed; due 11/29
    • Holiday puzzle or literature circle novels
  • ENGLISH 8
    • Greek & Latin packets corrected & collected
    • Unit I Greek & Latin quiz
    • Extra credit HRL distributed; due 11/29
    • Holiday puzzle

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