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05-31-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students did Wednesday's DLR for Week 36
2. Dot Activity
3. Students listened to Chp. 7 of The Outsiders
Independent Study Students
1. #3

05-25-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students watched Thursday, May 24th, 2018 edition of CNN 10 https://www.cnn.com/cnn10
2. Students finished paragraphs 1 and 2 of their Anti-Slavery Speech (per. 2)
paragraphs 3 and 4 of their Anti-Slavery Speech (per. 4) and paragraphs 2 to 4 of their Anti-Slavery Speech (per. 6)
Independent Study Students
1. All of the above

05-24-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students did Thursday's DLR for Week 35
2. Students did Freewrite #4-At the end of chapter 3, Johnny states, "I can't take much more.....I'll kill myself or something. What does he mean? Use examples from the text to support your answer. Please write a 1/3 of a page on this topic.
3. Students listened to Chp. 4 of The Outsiders.
Independent Study Students:
1. All of the above except for #1

05-23-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students did Wednesday's DLR for Week 35
2. Students listened to chapter 3 of The Outsiders
3. Students made a section in their Table of Contents titled Comparing Socs and Greasers. They made two columns on this page.  For each side, students wrote down the following sections: Turf, Social Class, Clothing, Hairstyle, Cars, Behavior, and Attitude. Students were responsible for writing 1 to 2 bullets per section. (per. 1 only)
Independent Study Students:
1. All of the above except #1.

05-22-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students did Tuesday's DLR for Week 35
2. Students made a section in their Table of Contents labeled Identification Chart. Basically, there is 3 columns.  In the first column, all of the main characters of The Outsiders are listed. There are 10 main characters in the story The Outsiders. In the second section, it is titled Physical Traits. Students were responsible for writing 2-3 physical characteristics for each of the main characters. Lastly, in the last column write the words Personality Traits. In this section, write down 2-3 personality characteristics that fit each character. All of this information can be found in Chp. 1. A description of Randy Adderson and Bob Sheldon is found in Chp. 2.
3. Teacher showed students a picture of all of the actors and actresses that played the characters in the movie.  Addi tonally, the teacher described a few of the characters physical traits and personality traits.
4. Students finished listening to Chp. 2 of The Outsiders.
Independent Study Students:
1. All of the above except #1.

05-21-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students watched 05-21-18 edition of CNN 10
2. Students watched a parody of The Compromise of 1850
3. Students finished an 8 sentence paragraph in which they persuaded me to believe that The Compromise of 1850 did not satisfy the North or the South. (per. 2 only)
4. Students continued to watch Uncle Tom's Cabin.
Independent Study Students:
1. Do all of the above.  The link to Uncle Tom's cabin is

05-17-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students did Thursday's DLR for Week 34
2. Students watched a trailer of The Outsidershttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJmi3-Eau00
3. Students created a friendship contract in their journals.  Basically, there are three sections: A Friend Should Always, A Should Never, and A Friendship Should End When. Students need to write 3 complete sentences in each section. Title this assignment Friendship Contract.
4. Teacher discussed the difference between a clique and a gang. Students brainstormed possible characteristics of both of these.
5. Freewrite #3-Why is it so important for kids to belong to a clique or group? What are some of the advantages? Disadvantages? In a 1/3 to 1/2 of a page, address this topic by providing a response.
Independent Study Students:
1. All of the above except #1

05-16-18

Everybody Else:
1. Wednesday's DLR for Week 34
2. Students worked on their Peer Editing Sheet of their final draft of Argumentative Essay #2.
Independent Study Students:
1. Work on your final draft of Argumentative Essay #2

05-15-18

Everybody Else:
1. Tuesday's DLR for Week 34
2. Teacher passed out and explained Rough Draft Essay Editing Sheet
3. Students worked on their conclusions for Argumentative Essay #2
4. Some students started on #2.
Independent Study Students:
1. Do #3
2. Edit your essays as well as have 2 other people look at it.

05-11-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students did DLR Quiz #33
2. Students took a pop quiz on The Running Brook of Horror
3.Students and the teacher read pages 582-583 of The Running Brook of Horror.
4.Students wrote the first two paragraphs of Argumentative Essay #2(per. 1 only) Obj: Is it better to live life on the edge, possibly hurting yourself severely, or even worse, or should one live life cautiously? Argue a particular side. In this 5 paragraph essay, you should have an introductory paragraph, 2 paragraphs for your position, a counterargument, and a conclusion. Additionally, 1 of 3 paragraphs in your body must contain evidence from The Running Brook of Horror.
6. Students wrote the first paragraph of Argumentative Essay #2 (per. 5 only)
Independent Study Students:
1. All of the above except for number 6.

05-10-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students did Thursday's DLR for Week 33
2. Students finished up reading pages 578 to 581 of The Running Brook of Horror and answering the questions that go with this section.  1. What are two main characteristics of hamadryads that both separate them from other snakes and make them the most dangerous animals in the world? 2. Can music tame snakes? What is the method used by snake charmers to make snakes dance? 3. Why did Grace feel so attached to her new Indian cobra and nickname him "My Snake"? 4. Why was "My Snake" able to bite Grace when she was an expert in handling these dangerous reptiles?
3. Students watched a short clip on extreme sportshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B3QNEOtGUQ
4. Teacher and students finished reading pages 582 to 583 of the story listed above.
Independent Study Students:
1. All of the above except #1

05-08-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students did Wednesday's DLR for Week 33.
2. Teacher explained the What CLMS Means To Me Essay requirements.
3. Students participated in a Socratic Seminar on whether or wild animals should be tamed.
4. Students began reading pages 578 to 581 of The Running Brook of Horror
Independent Study Students:
1. Please do numbers 3 and 4.  See #2 if you are interested under the Assignments section of my website.

05-08-18

Everybody Else:
1. Students did Tuesday's DLR for Week 33
2. Students saw a short clip of a tiger mauling a circus trainerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9WTRSCz2mQ
3. Students made a graphic organizer in their journals that contained reasons for and against taming wild animals.
4. Students, after being preassigned a position, were asked to write an argumentative paragraph on whether or not wild animals should be tamed.
Independent Study Students:
1. Numbers 2 to 4 above

05/04/18

Everybody Else:
1. DLR Quiz #32
2. Students watched a short clip on a town in Thailandhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNlWDiB0tY4
3. Freewrite #2-Why do you think some people are drawn to activities that other think are unusual or dangerous? Give an example and explain your answer. Please write a 1/3 to 1/2 of a page on this topic.
5. Students were asked to write down, in 7 steps or more, what to do if you are bitten by a poisonous snake. Please use complete sentences.
6. Tell me, in complete sentences, 5 things you should do if you are bitten by a poisonous snake.
Independent Study Students:
1. All of the above