Saturday, November 21, 2015

Monday/Tuesday, November 23/24

Have a lovely Thanksgiving Break!

See quotes about Gratitude

Are you glad you don't have to kill your own main course for Thanksgiving?
Or do you?

Announcements and Reminders:
If you were absent for the book of the month discussion, complete that assignment on Tuesday during Cavetime.   
If you had not finished your book of the month before the discussion, let me know when you do. 
If you did not hand in your evaluation paper for book of the month, please do. 

You may STUDY, and then retake the lie/lay spelling test on Tuesday during Cavetime.
lie, lay, lain, lying
lay, laid, laid, laying 

Book orders are due. 
   Have a fun and safe Thanksgiving Break!   I am thankful for you!         

See this packet for examples:
and see page 17 for a rubric.
You may do this in place of your book of the month.  Hand them in by December 14/15.

Targets for Today:
Language Standard 2 
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Reading: Literature Standard 1 
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Writing Standard 1 
Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Today’s  Agenda:
1. Individual Reading Time -- Your genre for this month is Science Fiction or Fantasy.

Fantasy and Science Fiction Novels

Science Fiction Fantasy.ppt 8.2 MB

2. Five Minute Mystery
My Pal Patsy

3. Spelling:
Test on December 4/7     lead led posters.pptx
Mr. Major led the band.
Please lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
A pencil lead is made of graphite, not lead.

lead weight for fishing

Who led the band? 
Mr. Miller
Mr. Major
Mrs. Boyer

She threw the ball.
It went through the hoop.

"dyed-in-the-wool;true bluethrough and through,”  -- J.F. Smith

The Verb "Threw"
Threw is the past tense of throw.  Throw is an irregular verb.  We do not say "I throwed the ball."
simple present tense:  I throw the ball.
simple past tense:  I threw the ball.
perfect: I have thrown the ball.
using the participle:  I am throwing the ball.
future tense:  I will throw the ball.

4. The Outsiders 

You need a place in your composition book (under Reading Response) to collect evidence for whether or not Johnny should go to prison or the electric chair for killing Bob.

Create a chart for should and shouldn't go to prison
Take down page numbers and notes on what evidence is found on the page.

Johnny should go to prison.
Johnny should NOT go to prison.
Example:  Johnny and his gang knew he was breaking the law by carrying the switchblade. Page 34
(the usually law-abiding Johnny started carrying a switchblade)

 Example:  Johnny was badly beaten by Bob and his gang before.   Page 33    (scarred by Bob’s rings)
Therefore he was frightened for his life.

A1  page 66, beginning of "pg 45, Track 2" top of page to pg. 78, top of page -- 26:56, "pg 45, Track 2" 

B5  page 64,  "pg 45, Track 2",  minute  3:29 to    "pg 45, Track 2", top of page -78,  26:56, 

B6  minute 17:00, page 72, "Johnny handed me the knife." to page 87 , chapter 6, minute 3:30.

B7 page 60, "pg 45, Track 1", minute 26:01 to page 76, "That's gallant."   "pg 45, Track 2",  minute  24:05. 

This is an advertisement for a symphony performance of music from West Side Story.
Opening Night for the original production of the play was September 26, 1957.

We celebrated October, November, and December birthdays.

If You Were Absent:
See above.