Monday, November 20, 2017

Daily Agenda: Monday, November 20

Drop everything and read the choice book as Ms. Hodgens checks in on your reading progress and collects the book review rubrics for parent-teacher conferences.

Introduce the Thanksgiving Thank You Note.

Brainstorm nursery school/daycare through middle school teachers who have had an influence on you, with specific images and memories on the timeline or brainstorming approach you use.

We will be drafting, revising, and sending thank you notes to teachers tomorrow. Specific details on the assignment are here and will be reviewed tomorrow before you are given a piece of stationary.

HW Eng: Brainstorm nursery school/daycare through middle school teachers who have had an influence on you, with specific images and memories on the timeline or brainstorming approach you use.  This is a 5 point assignment. 

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Daily Agenda: Friday, November 17

Book Club Day.

  1. Drop everything and read.
  2. Write a silent response mural of thoughts with your book club on a piece of white computer paper.
  • Start with your name and the page number you’re on.
  • Give impressions, reactions, and opinions to your book.
  • The goal is to fill the page by etching your thoughts together.
3. Create a reading assignment as a group, for this weekend.

HW Eng: Read the pages your book club assigned today and bring choice book to class on Monday.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Daily Agenda: Thursday, November 16

  • Bingo board - teach your classmates about your deep reading and research on The Boys Who Challenged Hitler.
  • Kahoot on word roots in, sub, pro, ob, con/com, ob, ex, im and related new vocabulary words: obsequious, insidious, subversive, infamy, propaganda, infallible, and imperious.
  • Upload your reading + research doc to Google classroom.
  • Talk with your book club to create a reading assignment for tonight.
  • Long Block: Revise six sentences due on Tuesday using new vocabulary and send Ms. H. an e-mail by the end of the period for a rescore.

HW Eng: Read the pages your book club was assigned + bring choice book to class tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Daily Agenda: Wednesday, November 15

Wednesday 11/15

Today, you are going to become the authority on your allusion or reference in The Boys Who Challenged Hitler.

  • Take time to make a list of where you found the allusion or important reference/concept as you read; read a website or two.
  • Learn new vocab: implicit+explicit
  • EX - often means out or more.  Examples of EX words include extravagant, extreme, exciting, example, exit, external, exude, exile, and extinct.  
  • IM - often means in or less.  Examples of IM words include impress, implode, imply, imperious, important.  
  • Explicit meaning: Something that is stated “right there” in a text.  An explicit example of bicycles meaning freedom is when the boys cut down German telephone lines by bike in Chapter Two.
  • Implicit meaning: Something that is hidden but related and implied by a pattern.  An implicit instance of bicycles mean freedom is when Hoose writes about Edvard Pedersen pinning a swastika to his car.  The car, the tank, and the truck are metaphors for oppression, but the bike represents fighting for freedom.  Finding implicit meaning is a huge part of becoming a deeper reader.
  • With a partner, help each other find authoritative implicit + explicit examples in chapters 1-4.

Use this template to write up your reading notes:
Create a google doc in the folder called The Boys Who Challenged Hitler.  The title of your google doc is your allusion or reference.  

Website notes: In complete sentences, write about what you learned.  Give the source(s).

(Put the page number of an example/examples from Chapter 1 here) Write the example in complete sentences.  State whether the example is explicit or implicit.

(Put the page number of an example/examples from Chapter 2 here) Write the example in complete sentences.  State whether the example is explicit or implicit.

(Put the page number of an example/examples from Chapter 3 here) Write the example in complete sentences.  State whether the example is explicit or implicit.

(Put the page number of an example/examples from Chapter 4 here) Write the example in complete sentences.  State whether the example is explicit or implicit.

HW Eng: Write up your reading notes on your allusion or reference to an important aspect of the book using the template explained in class and found on the blog.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Daily Agenda: Tuesday, November 14

Vocabulary Development
  • Review and add words to the IN tree
  • Kahoot on OB, PRO, IN, COM/CON, and SUB
  • Check and give feedback on vocabulary either in person or online; you should check out your grade on PowerSchool.
  • Begin this activity in closer reading today, finish tomorrow

HW Eng: Read Chapters 3 ("The Churchill Club") and 4 ("Learning to Breathe") in The Boys Who Challenged Hitler.  These chapters are on pages 25-43.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Daily Agenda: Monday, November 13

Do Now: In the first five minutes of class, you are expected to complete the following writing and reading:
  1. Go to the choice reading folder and title a new doc “quarter 2 book questions”
  2. Walk the gallery of genre posters and literary questions we created last quarter
  3. In that document titled “quarter 2 book questions” write three or more questions you would like to ask your partner or group members about your quarter 2 choice book, which you started reading on thursday.  You may use some of the questions from the posters or you may create your own questions that relate well to your book.
  4. Show Ms. Hodgens your questions for credit and feedback. Some exemplar questions on The Book Thief are here.


Participate in the first book club and score yourself out of 3 points for on task participation as you answer the questions you and your group members created. See pictures from our end-of-quarter-one-day celebration of reading. Some books getting especially high reviews already are Masterminds, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and Chains.


Create, brainstorm, and learn about IN words as we create a vocabulary tree. Star the following six words, which give more insight as we read The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: intervene, incense, innocuous, indifferent, integrity, and indubitably. The definitions on a sample vocabulary tree are here.


HW Eng:
1) Create a folder called "The Boys Who Challenged Hitler" and a document within that folder called "Vocab 1." You can make a copy of this document here.

2) Review and read 1-23 of The Boys Who Challenged Hitler and write an accurate sentence about events on 1-23 using six chosen IN words (intervene, incense, innocuous, indifferent, integrity, and indubitably).  Sentences should be written alone.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Daily Agenda: Wednesday, November 8 and Thursday, November 9

Welcome to quarter two and two new books ~

Wednesday:
  1. The Boys Who Challenged Hitler
    1. Begin reading this new whole class book as you check out a copy, review your debate prep materials with Ms. Hodgens, and return quarter one choice books.
  2. Your new choice book  - our approach will be book groups.
    1. Begin looking at book choices, with the list of our quarter two options.  If you are interested in reading a book that is off the list, please ask Ms. Hodgens about it.
    2. Read up on the books that interest you at the Harvard Public Library website.
    3. Start making a list of the five books that interest you the most, and talk with potential book club friends.
    4. The book groups will be 2-4 people in a section.
  3. Return choice book reviews from your quarter one choice book tomorrow.  Save this rubric in your binder.


Announcement about Returning Quarter One Choice Books~
  1. Tomorrow, please bring any choice books you have finished back to class.  
  2. These books include titles from the classroom, Bromfield, and Harvard Public libraries.
  3. If you checked out a number of HPL books and are making your way through them, which I know many people did, please see a librarian tomorrow to renew them.   G and A period students, if you would like to renew a book, please see me tomorrow in the classroom, and I will help you renew online.  


HW Eng: 1. Think about the book you and your group want to read, and finish writing your list of the five books that interest you most, using the list and HPL website, linked on the blog.  
2. Please bring any choice books you have finished, from the classroom, Bromfield, or Harvard Public libraries.

3. Read and review the choice book review you received back today on your second major review of the year, and, as noted above, make sure to save it in your binder.  

Thursday:
Go to the Harvard Public Library to check out new books with your book club and begin reading.
HW Eng: NONE!