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May 14, 2007
ACLA Agenda

This is our timeline for this and next week:

Monday - view excerpt of "Oprah and Elie Wiesel in Auschwitz", journal writing and reflection;
HW - write in your journal - Revisit the rationale of learning about the Holocaust. To answer this you must reread your journal writing entries

Tuesday - Finish the "The Diary of Anne Frank" play

Wednesday - Journals are due = quiz grade and turn in textbooks

Thursday - Quiz on Holocaust Vocabulary and History and turn in textbooks

Friday - Field Day

Monday - Review for Final Exam

Tuesday - Final Exam in the afternoon

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May 04, 2007
ACLA Homework

"The Diary of Anne Frank" in the Literature Series - read
page 745 and answer questions (1-5).

Practice ACT 1 Scene 5 for Monday.

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May 02, 2007
ACLA - NIGHT and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK

ACTIVITIES AND DATES:

Due Tuesday, May 8th
Illustrated in a poetic format of quotation from NIGHT

Due Thursday, May 10th
The Creative Exchange project

All students have rubrics and directions for these projects.

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April 27, 2007
ACLA - NIGHT

All students are to finish reading NIGHT by Monday.
We will have an inquiry based discussion and review meaningful excerpts.

Journal prompts for NIGHT, Classwork on Monday:
(Select two for responses)
How and why did the author use foreshadowing in his story? Describe three foreshadowing scenes.
What did you learn about yourself and about humanity after reading NIGHT?
Express the meaning of the title NIGHT as an appropriate metaphor for the author's experiences.


A class project will be assigned on Tuesday titled "The Creative Exchange", and it will be due May 10 and 11.

On Wed. we will begin "The DIary of Anne Frank" in our
Literature series.

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April 24, 2007
ACLA NIGHT Homework

Read in NIGHT pages 21-26 or 22-28.
Tonight is the FIlm Festival, so I am wishing all groups and individuals the best of luck!

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April 23, 2007
ACLA NIGHT Unit

Monday - Students are to read up to page 20 in small book or page 22 in large book.

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April 18, 2007
ACLA Holocaust Unit Updates

Friday - Students need to bring an orange to class for a lesson incorporating oral history of survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein.

Monday - Students need a copy of NIGHT by Elie Weisel. NIGHT is still on the Top Ten Non-fiction Book Lists and was Oprah's Book Club selection for last year.
If students are unable to find a copy, parents need to email me or drop me a note as I do have class copies available to borrow. NIGHT will be a week-long reading/writing genre study

Night
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April 13, 2007
ACLA Homework

We are reviewing for the CRCT TEST.

The Reading Test is Monday and the Language Arts Test is Tuesday.

Homework for tonight is in the Writing and Grammar book:
Pages 716-717, 738-739, and 760-761.

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April 12, 2007
Reading Period 2 - Homework

We are reviewing for the CRCT TEST.
Homework for tonight is in the Writing and Grammar book:
Pages 716-717, 738-739, and 760-761.

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April 11, 2007
ACLA Homework for 4/11/07

Homework for tonight is pages 369 and 379 in Writing and Grammar.

Remember to get your copy of NIGHT by April 23rd!

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April 09, 2007
ACLA HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY, APRIL 9TH

Students are reviewing grammar skills for the CRCT test.
In Writing and Grammar answer questions found on these pages:
Pg. 305
Pg. 326
Pg. 345

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March 23, 2007
ACLA Agenda for 3/26/07

This is a big week on the completion of our unit on verbals.

Preview of the final nine weeks:
Students are required to have a copy of NIGHT by Elie Wiesel by April 23.
During the week of CRCT Testing we will begin our Holocaust unit.
The week of April 16 will cover historical content information.
The week of April 23rd will begin the reading of NIGHT.
The week of April 30 will begin the reading in our Literature series of the play version of "The Diary of Anne Frank."

Please check the weekly agenda attached:

ACLA3:26.doc

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March 21, 2007
ACLA Notetaking

Students recorded notes for grammar review. Since we are studying Verbals, Students need to practice their grammar skills. They have study guides and notes, practice sheets, and their textbooks.

Test on Verbals is Thursday - March 29th!

Notes from class:

Grammar STUDY GUIDE.doc

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March 19, 2007
ACLA Assignments

Students are working on skillsheets on gerunds and infinitives for HW on Monday.

Tuesday
we will review gerunds and infinitives and students will rehearse presentations for sharing their magazines with other classes in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
There will be a HW review sheet on gerunds and infinitives.

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March 13, 2007
Lessons for ACLA 3/14-3/16

LESSON PLANS FOR 3/14-3/16

ACLA – Periods 1, 3, 6, 7
Essential Question?
How does an author apply conventions and grammar in written format?
ELA8C1.a,b,c,d,e,f,g

(Students may only view our awesome magazines after finished with all of the work, please be careful and gentle!)

Wednesday 3/14/07
Writing and Grammar “Gerunds” and “Gerund Phrases” pgs. 441-442
Read and discuss “Key Concepts”
Students write answers to Exercises 13, 14, and 15
Check work at end of period (last ten minutes)
HW:
Workbook pgs. 81-82

Thursday 3/15/07
Check HW from Wed.
Writing and Grammar “Infinitives” and “Infinitive Phrases” pgs. 443-445
Read and discuss "Key Concepts”
Students write answers to Exercises 16, 17, 18
Check work at end of period (last ten minutes)
HW:
Workbook pgs. 83-84
Period 6 to theater to view Lassiter program.

Friday 3/16/07
Go to media center for lesson with Mrs. Hendrix.is an alternate lesson:
Check HW from Thurs.
Worksheets on Infinitives, Gerunds, and Gerund Phrases
No HW over the weekend

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March 12, 2007
Reading Period 2

Today, March 12th, students tested on the reading strategy USING CONTEXT CLUES.
Tuesday, March 13th, students will review the reading strategy of MAKING INFERENCES.
There is no HW, except to be reading their self-selected books.

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March 08, 2007
Reading Period 2

Students are working on reading strategies in class. We will have a strategies test on Monday, March 12th.

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ACLA Assignments

Just a reminder for the last few assignments due for tomorrow and next week.

HW checks on all Conflict sheets on Friday, March 9

Rough draft of essay of Response to Literature - Conflict, Monday, March 12

Test on short stories we read in the Literature series, Tuesday, March 13

Final copy of essay of Response to Literature - Conflict, Wednesday, March 14.

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March 06, 2007
ACLA Literature Test

A test on the stories in Literature book will be on Tuesday, March 13.
The stories are:
"Cub Pilot on the Mississippi"
"Up the Slide"
"Gentleman in Rio en Medio"
"Saving the Wetlands"

Read, review your conflict sheets, and your class notes.

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March 05, 2007
ACLA Remiders

DUE DATE - March 12 the rough draft of the response to literature essay on the theme of Conflict .

March 14 is the due date for the final draft of the response to literature essay.

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