Week of 04/17/17 - 04/21/17

posted Apr 17, 2017, 3:49 PM by Angela Furnari

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This week, we will:

 

Monday, 04/17/17

Furnari – Library

·          We will begin working on our second map region of the United States, the West.  Students will fill out a map to study with, and will be quizzed on it on Friday.  They will also feel out an information chart for each state, which includes the origin of the state’s name, an interesting fact and more.

Into the Woods:

·          Begin watching Act 2 of Into the Woods, pausing to clarify and discuss.

·          Students will complete a packet ensuring their comprehension of the continuation of this story.

·          Review Scenes 4-5 Questions.

Work Stations

·          Work on Lit. Circle Bloom’s Ball Project, due Tuesday, April 25th.

·          Work on Missing Assignments.

·          Complete April Istation Assessment.

HW: Read for 30 minutes. 

 

Tuesday, 04/18/17

·          We will discuss what life in New York City would have been like for new immigrants.  We will look at tenement housing, as well as how new immigrants were treated and the discrimination they may have been met with.

Into the Woods:

·          Complete watching Act 2 of Into the Woods, pausing to clarify and discuss.

·          Students will complete a packet ensuring their comprehension of the continuation of this story.

Work Stations

·          Work on Lit. Circle Bloom’s Ball Project, due Tuesday, April 25th.

·          Work on Missing Assignments.

·          Complete April Istation Assessment.

HW: Read for 30 minutes.

 

Wednesday, 04/19/17

·          We will watch the next section of the documentary America:  The Story of Us, which is called “Boom”.  It will look at the effect of oil on America, and the Prohibition era among other things.  As we watch, we will pause to discuss.

·          Students will write in their Writer’s Notebooks, addressing a prompt where they must choose one pet peeve to focus on.  We will talk about having a main point and supporting details.

Work Stations

·          Work on Lit. Circle Bloom’s Ball Project, due Tuesday, April 25th.

·          Work on Missing Assignments.

·          Complete April Istation Assessment.

HW: Read for 30 minutes.

 

Thursday, 04/20/17

·          Students will review the Greek Gods Mythology BrainPop video, and take notes on the major symbols the gods are associated with, and their relationships to each other.  Students will also write their name in Greek and decorate it with symbols.

·          Students will receive their first Speech assignment—to give a speech about their biggest Pet Peeve.  We will discuss how to outline a speech, choosing main points and important details.  We will also discuss the mechanics of speech giving.

Work Stations

·          Work on Lit. Circle Bloom’s Ball Project, due Tuesday, April 25th.

·          Work on Missing Assignments.

·          Complete April Istation Assessment.

HW: Read for 30 minutes.

 

Friday, 04/21/17

Weiman – Library

We will read and annotate “Origin of the Seasons,” a famous Greek myth.  We will discuss theme, plot diagram, and characterization.  Students will answer comprehension questions. 

Work Stations

·          Work on Lit. Circle Bloom’s Ball Project, due Tuesday, April 25th.

·          Work on Pet Peeve Speech.

·          Work on Missing Assignments.

·          Complete April Istation Assessment.

HW: Read and Rest.

 

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