Friday, December 15, 2017

Friday/Monday, December 15/18, 2017

Announcements and Reminders:

Pick up your composition books.  Get out a pen or pencil. 
Please write Santa Letters to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation:
See this link for information and for the opportunity to write letters online. 

The last day to hand in late work, revisions, and extra credit (except your hall passes) was  December 14.  You may hand in your hall passes before then if you do not plan to use them.  Hand them in by our last day of class -- December 15 or 18. 

Hand in your hall passes!  
Did you finish your pronoun pages, correct them, and hand them in? 

Finish reading your realistic fiction book, and get your book of the month interview done!

For B-Day -- For Extra Credit:
What is wrong with this? (Think conventions.)
What is it really saying?

Targets for Today:

I can define and understand 

Today’s  Agenda:

Pick up your composition books.  Get out a pen or pencil. 

We will be doing book interviews during class today for those who are ready.  

Part A -- Defining Important Words 

1. Write a paragraph in your composition book under Notes and QuickWrites:
 What do these words have in common, and why have they been listed here? 
Label it "Words"  and add today's date. 


2. Look at one of the words (assigned) in a small groups to define it together. 
A synonym is a word that means the same or almost the same. 
An antonym is a word that means the opposite.  

TASK 1: Write the core value that your group has been assigned in the center box.
TASK 2: As a group, define the core value in your own words.
TASK 3: Identify a minimum of 3 synonyms for your group’s core value.
TASK 4: Identify a minimum of 3 antonyms for your group’s core value.
TASK 5: Recognize real life examples of people who embody your group’s core value.

3.  Class Discussion 

4.  Select a person you know or know of who is an example of  one or more of these  core values.
Write one or more paragraphs about this person on lined paper, and hand that in to the top wire basket. 

Part B -- Studying Plot! 
Watch a version of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
and plot the plot. 

If You Were Absent:

See above. 



Isabelle A
Toa F
Tayton L
Sarah R


Gerardo A
Rebekah F
Seth M
Dillon S

Lex B
Kelsey G
Omar N
Tiana U

Alexandra C
Cali G
Austin O
Zachary W

Jacob C
Naomi G
Michael O
Hallie W

Morgan C
Landon G
Eryka P
Kenden W

Kaden C
Oliver H
Adyson P
Carsten D


Deegan C
Hayley J
Makye P
Corbin L

Brock D
Carter J
Kagen Q
Abigail R


Ethan A
Annalisa D
Dylan L
Rebekah S

Merynn A
Emily G
Annie M
Jace T

Mary Jane B
Ryan G
Kaylee M
J.R. T

Joseph B
Raechel H
(Ivy M – Lab)
Marison V

Ryker B
Peyton H
Brea N
Tristan W

Sydney B
Sydney H
Grace P
Whiffen J

Eric C
Brenden H
Emily R
Mckall C

Truly C
Kylie H
Carson S
Zachary L

Allison C
Jack H
William S
Katie S


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