Here's a quick glance at the rest of this week:
Wednesday, November 12th: Finish Philanthropy Presentations; Introduce "Role Cards" for Charles Dickens round table discussions (ATTENTION: Any research not finished in class Wednesday should be completed for homework)
Thursday, November 13th: Charles Dickens Round Table Discussions (NOTE: Students should come prepared with notes on the research conducted for their role. All students will be graded on their preparation for the discussion, as well as their active participation in the discussion.)
HOMEWORK: 3 Things I Learned About the Play
Friday, November 14th: Begin "A Christmas Carol", Stave 1; Students will be introduced to "A Christmas Carol" journal prompts to be completed throughout our reading of the novella. Students will be asked to choose NINE of the prompts to elaborate on, each of which will be graded as it is turned in.
HOMEWORK: Journal Entries 1 and 2 due by end of day Monday
ATTENTION EAGLES: Philanthropy Project presentations will be taking place in class on Monday, November 10th. Please be sure your presentation is between 5-10 minutes in length. Looking forward to learning about all of the incredible research you've been doing!
Next week, we will be starting our unit on "A Christmas Carol", which speaks a lot to the importance of philanthropy. To prepare, we will be working on research projects focused on the concept of philanthropy. Students will have the opportunity to work with a partner, or they can work individually if they prefer. Class time will be given each day, and students will be made aware at the conclusion of each class how much time will be allotted for the following day's class. Information related to this project will be made available to all students on Monday, November 3rd, but can be accessed by clicking the following link:
On Thursday, October 9th, students were asked to submit their rough draft of their Literary Analysis Essay. This means we're only a week away from handing in the final copy. Next week will be spent introducing counterarguments, revising, peer reviewing, and editing. Here's a sneak peek at what next week's schedule will look like:
MONDAY, OCTOBER 13TH: No School (Columbus Day)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14TH: Counterarguments
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH: Editing
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16TH: Catch-up Day
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17TH: Final copy of essay due!
As is the case each and every week, all Eagles are expected to meet their individual Weekly Reading Goal by the conclusion of each week.
Monday, Sept. 29th: Drafting Essays
What to have done for Tuesday: Continue working out "Claim Outline" in preparation for drafting
Tuesday, Sept. 30th: Finding the Courage to Revise Your Thinking
What to have done for Wednesday: Use checklist (provided in class) to revise essay; Annotate
at least one part of your writing to point out strengths.
Wednesday, Oct. 1st: Catch-Up Day
What to have done for Thursday: Continue using your graphic organizer to develop your essay.
Thursday, Oct. 2nd: Clarifying Evidence and Ideas
What to have done for Friday: Consult "Argument Writing Checklist"
Friday, Oct. 3rd: Counterargument Within Literary Essays
Effective immediately, Mr. Barton will be available for assistance after school on TUESDAYS from 2-3pm in C-8. No appointment necessary! Feel free to stop in and check on your progress, ask questions, or receive any other help you may need!