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Pre-AP English 6

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Davia Sakanari

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Upcoming Assignments

Week of May 28, 2018 Due: Monday July 23, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is reflecting on 6th Grade English.
ASSIGNMENTS: We will use google slides to create and publish a "Survival Guide to 6th Grade English".
ASSESSMENTS: Formative Assessments: Publish

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Past Assignments

Week of May 21, 2018 Due: Sunday May 27, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is creative writing.
ASSIGNMENTS: We will use Storybird to create and publish poems and short stories.
ASSESSMENTS: Formative Assessments: Publish

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Week of May 14, 2018 Due: Sunday May 20, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is writing a personal narrative.
ASSIGNMENTS: We will continue to use our graphic organizers to complete our final drafts of our personal narrative summatives.
ASSESSMENTS: Summative Assessment: Personal Narrative

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Week of May 7, 2018 Due: Sunday May 13, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is writing a personal narrative.
ASSIGNMENTS: We will plan out our personal narratives through a graphic organizer and begin to draft the introduction of our stories.
ASSESSMENTS: Summative Assessment: Personal Narrative

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Week of April 23, 2018 Due: Sunday April 29, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is participating in a collaborative discussion.
ASSIGNMENTS: We will find textual evidence from Walk Two Moons that support the themes that we identified last week. With our themes and evidence ready, we will practice and assess collaborative discussions.
ASSESSMENTS: Summative Assessment: Collaborative Discussion

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Week of April 16, 2018 Due: Sunday April 22, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is identifying a theme from Walk Two Moons.
ASSIGNMENTS: We will complete our reading of Walk Two Moons. We will also practice how to identify a topic of text, a theme of a text, and supporting evidence from the text.
ASSESSMENTS: Formative: Topic of Walk Two Moons

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Week of April 9, 2018 Due: Sunday April 15, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is practicing collaborative discussions about Walk Two Moons and preparing for SBAC.
ASSIGNMENTS: We will continue to read our novel, Walk Two Moons. We will also practice and review some strategies and key concepts for the SBAC English Language Arts test.
ASSESSMENTS: Formative: Narrative

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Week of April 4, 2018 Due: Sunday April 08, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is presenting a summary about our text Walk Two Moons
ASSIGNMENTS: We will begin our week by presenting a summary of a character's change in Walk Two Moons. Students will present their visual or journal for their upcoming summative assessment. We will also continue our reading of the novel.
ASSESSMENTS: Summative - Giving a Formal Presentation

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Week of March 12, 2018 Due: Sunday April 01, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is preparing our summative assessment: a summary of a character's change.
ASSIGNMENTS: We will begin our week by selecting quotes for our summaries of a character's change in Walk Two Moons. We will create visuals and journal entries that will be used to illustrate the character's change in the story, Students will practice presenting their visual or journal,
ASSESSMENTS: Summatives: Character's change summary and Selecting Evidence from a Literary Text

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Week of March 5, 2018 Due: Sunday March 11, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is practicing collaborative discussions about our text Walk Two Moons
ASSIGNMENTS: We will begin our week by creating reading chapters from Walk Two Moons. We will have partner and small group discussions about the characters and plot. Students will respond to the text by answering questions in writing and creating leveled questions,
ASSESSMENTS: Formative: Commentary related to the text

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Week of February 26, 2018 Due: Sunday March 04, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is practicing presenting a summary about our text Walk Two Moons
ASSIGNMENTS: We will begin our week by creating a summary of a character's change in Walk Two Moons. We will create visuals and journal entries that will be used to illustrate the character's change in the story, Students will present their visual or journal as practice for the upcoming summative assessment for presenting,
ASSESSMENTS: Formative: Character's change summary

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Week of February 19, 2018 Due: Sunday February 25, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is practicing collaborative discussions about our text Walk Two Moons
ASSIGNMENTS: We will begin our week by practicing collaborative discussion skills. Students will read Chapters 23-25 in class and respond to the text by creating questions and responding to comprehension questions. They will discuss parts of the text in groups, share their responses with one another, and practice summarizing the text
ASSESSMENTS: Formative: Tweet the chapter (summary)

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Week of February 12, 2018 Due: Sunday February 18, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is practicing collaborative discussions about our text Walk Two Moons
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will read Chapters 18-22 in class and respond to the text by creating questions and responding to comprehension questions. They will discuss parts of the text in groups and share their responses with one another. They will prepare for a collaborative discussion and learn about the different levels of questioning to formulate appropriate questions and responses for the discussion.
ASSESSMENTS: Short Written Responses after reading parts of the text

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Week of February 5, 2018 Due: Sunday February 11, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is practicing collaborative discussions and identifying characterization.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will participate in written discussions (Mail Call and Chat Room). Students will interact with centers that focus on identifying characterization in print and non-print texts. We will continue to read chapters from Walk Two Moons.
ASSESSMENTS: Short Written Responses after reading parts of the text

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Week of January 29, 2018 Due: Sunday February 04, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is responding to our text Walk Two Moons through questioning and collaborative discussions.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will read Chapters 10-15 in class and respond to the text by responding to comprehension questions. They will make predictions and inferences; they will share their responses with others through a collaborative discussion. They will also be strengthen their understanding of plot by identifying the different plot lines of the novel.
ASSESSMENTS: Short Written Responses after reading parts of the text

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Week of January 22, 2018 Due: Sunday January 28, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is responding to our text Walk Two Moons through questioning and response to comprehension questions!
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will read Chapters 7-12 in class and respond to the text by creating questions and responding to comprehension questions. They will discuss parts of the text in groups and share their responses with one another. They will also be introduced to the skills and knowledge related to their summative assessment: Collaborative Discussion about a Theme.
ASSESSMENTS: Short Written Responses after reading parts of the text

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Week of January 16, 2018 Due: Sunday January 21, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is responding to our text Walk Two Moons through questioning and response to comprehension questions!
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will read Chapters 1-6 in class and respond to the text by creating questions and responding to comprehension questions. They will discuss parts of the text in groups and share their responses with one another. They will also be introduced to new vocabulary for the next unit.
ASSESSMENTS: Short Written Responses after reading parts of the text

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Week of January 8, 2018 Due: Sunday January 14, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is introducing vocabulary and beginning Walk Two Moons, our novel!
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will have identify characterization in a film on Monday and Tuesday. On Wednesday, students will preview the unit's vocabulary. Finally, on Thursday and Friday, students will begin reading our class novel, Walk Two Moons.
ASSESSMENTS: Characterization (formative)

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Week of December 18, 2017 Due: Sunday January 07, 2018
FOCUS: Our focus this week is reviewing vocabulary and preparing for our vocabulary summative.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will have a formative on Monday. On Tuesday and Wednesday, students will play review games online and with partners. Finally, on Thursday, students will take their vocabulary summative and create a free-write about how they have changed this semester.
ASSESSMENTS: Argumentative Vocabulary (summative)

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Week of December 11, 2017 Due: Sunday December 17, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week is revising our summative assessment: Write an Argumentative Text.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will revise their argumentative summative by putting first things first! Students will use their revisions plans to improve their writing.
ASSESSMENTS: Revise Writing (summative)

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Week of December 4, 2017 Due: Sunday December 10, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week is revising our summative assessment: Write an Argumentative Text.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will revise their argumentative summative by beginning with the end in mind. They will work in centers to collaborate on completed revisions.
ASSESSMENTS: Revise Writing (formative)

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Week of November 27, 2017 Due: Sunday December 03, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week is working on our summative assessment: Write an Argumentative Text.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will revise their argumentative summative rough drafts using teacher feedback. They will also be using Chromebooks to begin typing their final draft for their summative.
ASSESSMENTS: Write an Argumentative Text typed by Friday or early next week

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Week of November 13, 2017 Due: Sunday November 26, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week is preparing for our summative assessment: Write an Argumentative Text.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will research using Chromebooks to locate evidence to support their reasons for their claim. Students will use a graphic organizer to write a rough draft of their first summative paragraph.
ASSESSMENTS: Write an Argumentative Text (rough draft of first summative paragraph) by Friday

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Week of November 6, 2017 Due: Sunday November 12, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week is preparing for our summative assessment: Write an Argumentative Text.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will practice creating a debatable claim. Students will select reasons that support their claim. Finally, students will use research skills to locate evidence to support their reasons/claim.
ASSESSMENTS: Create a claim (Monday) and Create reasons to support a claim (Tuesday)

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Week of October 30, 2017 Due: Sunday November 05, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week is locating evidence to support a debatable claim.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will practice citing evidence to support a debatable claim. Students will select a debatable topic to begin researching. Students will also practice their grammar skills through their use of Quill, an online interactive grammar site.
ASSESSMENTS: Citing Textual Evidence (TBD)

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Week of October 23, 2017 Due: Sunday October 29, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week is writing a debatable claim and beginning the process of researching a debatable topic.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will practice writing a claim and learn through teacher modelling how to begin an argumentative paragraph. Students will also practice their grammar skills through their use of Quill, an online interactive grammar site.
ASSESSMENTS: Writing a Claim (TBD)

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Week of October 16, 2017 Due: Sunday October 22, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week is identifying debatable and non-debatable claims.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will complete multiple reads of an news article related to a debatable issue. Students will also practice their grammar skills through their use of Quill, an online interactive grammar site.
ASSESSMENTS: Textual Evidence formative assessments

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Week of September 25, 2017 Due: Sunday October 15, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week is determining an author's argument.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will complete multiple reads of an argumentative text. Students will also practice their grammar skills through their use of Quill, an online interactive grammar site.
ASSESSMENTS: Claim formative assessments

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Week of September 18, 2017 Due: Sunday September 24, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week is reflecting on the expository unit and reviewing unit vocabulary.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will be given time in class to reflect on the expository unit and revise their expository summatives. Students will also review vocabulary and take a formative and summative assessment.
ASSESSMENTS: Vocabulary formative and summative assessments

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Week of September 11, 2017 Due: Sunday September 17, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week is revising and typing up our expository paragraph summatives.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will revise their paragraphs for convention errors such as quotation marks, punctuation marks, and capitalization. Students will also receive time in class this week to type up their expository paragraph summatives on chromebooks.
ASSESSMENTS: Expository paragraph summatives in class on chromebooks.

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Week of September 4, 2017 Due: Sunday September 10, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week completing drafts of our expository essay summative.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will select textual evidence from an article. With their selected textual evidence, students will complete a paragraph foldable that includes: a topic sentence, textual evidence and commentary. Students will also identify the central idea of their article.
ASSESSMENTS: Formative Assessments on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. All are related to selecting textual evidence and composing commentary.

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Week of September 4, 2017 Due: Sunday September 10, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week is completing drafts of our expository essay summative.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will select textual evidence from an article. With their selected textual evidence, students will complete a paragraph foldable that includes: a topic sentence, textual evidence and commentary. Students will also identify the central idea of their article.
ASSESSMENTS: Formative Assessments on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. All are related to selecting textual evidence and composing commentary.

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Week of August 28, 2017 Due: Sunday September 03, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week is preparing for and beginning our expository essay summative.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will read an article titled, "Service dogs to the rescue". They will complete multiple reads of the text and mark the text for a focus for reading. They will take notes on each section and identify the central idea. They will select textual evidence and write a complete expository paragraph with a topic sentence, textual evidence, and commentary.
ASSESSMENTS: Formative Assessments on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. All are related to identifying important details in a text, identifying the central idea, and creating commentary.

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Week of August 21, 2017 Due: Sunday August 27, 2017
FOCUS: Our focus this week is practicing expository writing.
ASSIGNMENTS: Students will read an article titled, "Dogs Make Us Human". They will complete multiple reads of the text and mark the text for a focus for reading. They will select textual evidence and write a complete expository paragraph.
ASSESSMENTS: Formative Assessments on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday. All are related to selecting textual evidence and creating commentary.

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Week of August 14, 2017 Due: Sunday August 20, 2017
Focus: Expository Paragraphs
Monday: Creating Questions
Homework: None
Tuesday: Paragraph Vocabulary
Homework: None
Wednesday: Identifying parts of an expository paragraph
Homework: None
Thursday: Begin reading article
Homework: None
Friday: Continue reading article

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Week of August 7, 2017 Due: Sunday August 13, 2017
Focus: Exploring the theme of CHANGE
Monday: Theme Map
Homework: None
Tuesday: Unpacking the Expository Writing Unit
Homework: None
Wednesday: Finish unpacking the unit
Homework: None
Thursday: Notes and freewrite
Homework: None
Friday: Identifying parts of an expository paragraph

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Week of July 31, 2017 Due: Sunday August 06, 2017
Focus: Preparing for 6th grade English
Monday: No School
Homework: None
Tuesday: Syllabus, Procedures, Room Tour, Name Plates
Homework: Bring your 3 subject notebook by Friday
Wednesday: Creating Classroom Expectations, Changes Mind Map
Homework: Bring your 3 subject notebook by Friday
Thursday: Literacy Assessment - No English
Homework: Bring your 3 subject notebook by Friday
Friday: Share Nameplates, Changes Mind Map, Syllabus Quiz, Organize Notebook

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