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Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Writing Notebook: Set up Section and Table of Contents Activity #1: 8/25/09 What kind of reader are you? Sequence Activity Handout Questions Contact Information
Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Collect Parent Contact Periods 1,2,5 Distribute Parent Contact Period 3,4 Collect Writing Activity #1 from periods 3 and 4 Folder Distribution Begin first literature: Sixth Grade Aesop’s Fables Seventh Grade : Greek Creation Mythology Eighth Grade: “Flowers for Algernon” Notes: Meeting @ 8:00 Cover Harris 3:35
Thursday, August 27, 2009 Set Up folders: Periods 2-5 Collect Parent Contact Letters Periods 3 &4 plus late ones Sequencing Activity: MSS Book E page 8 Seventh Grade: Edith Hamilton pages 63-74 “The Creation of the World and Mankind” and Prometheus p. 743 in the Red book; In the Writing Notebook: How does the Greek Creation myth resemble any other mythology you know? Answer the question “the Raa way”. Sixth Grade: PowerPoint: Review the morals and assignment directions Eighth Grade: Continue reading “Flowers for Algernon
Friday, August 28, 2009 Collect Summer Reading from periods 1,2, and 5 Collect late parent contact forms Sequence MSS Book E Lesson 17 Seventh Grade: Finish page 63 to 78 of Mythology book; watch Pandora’s Box; Distribute mythology test. Sixth Grade: Paired reading assignment: Fables Eighth Grade: Flowers for Algernon
Monday, August 31, 2009 Chores: –Collect Summer Reading from periods 1,2, and 5 absent students; –Distribute extra dividers to seventh grade; – Collect late parent contact forms Learning: –Sequence MSS Book F Lesson 8 –Seventh Grade: Finish page 63 to 78 of Mythology book; work on page one of mythology “test”. Work on Pantheon Posters. –Sixth Grade: Paired reading assignment: Fables; Work on Fractured Fables Poster –Eighth Grade: Flowers for Algernon
Pantheon Posters Pick a partner. Choose your role: artist or writer Choose your deity from the list at the right Read everything in both books about your deity Discuss what should be in the summary. – Writer: Write the summary on lined paper; trim neatly and glue onto the poster. – Artist: Draw your deity. Use the description in the book for inspiration. Choose a modern-day celebrity to play the part of your deity in a movie. Find a picture of that celebrity and add it to the poster. Present your poster to the class. Defend your celebrity choice. Zeus Hera Demeter Hestia Hephaestus Poseidon Apollo Athena Artemis Ares Persephone Prometheus Pandora Dionysus
Tuesday, September 1, 2009 Chores: Collect missing parent contact forms Seventh Grade: – Work in pairs on Pantheon Posters Sixth Grade: – Work in pairs on Fabulous Fables Storyboard Eighth Grade: Finish reading “Flowers for Algernon”. Read the news article about the mistreatment of mentally disabled students at a Corpus Christi Texas school.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 Chores: – Collect Parent Contact Forms. All classes: Sequencing Drill: MSS Book F-3 Lesson 17 Sixth Grade: – Complete and present Fabulous Fables storyboards. – Complete Sequence LAP activities A and C. Seventh Grade: – Complete and present Pantheon Posters. – Complete Sequence LAP activities A and C. Eighth Grade: – Complete Flowers for Algernon Assessment. – Complete Sequence LAP activities A and C.
Thursday, September 3, 2009 Chores: Collect Parent Contact forms Sequence Activities Sixth: – Share some storyboards – Allegory Thesaurus Search Seventh: – Share some Pantheon Posters – www.mythweb.com www.mythweb.com Eighth: Turn in completed “Flowers for Algernon” assessments to Completed Work folder Cliques vs Gangs Character Discussion: Respect
The Olympians Zeus Poseidon Hades Hera Hestia Demeter Athena Apollo Aphrodite Ares Hephaestus Persephone
Allegory: A story in which animals have human characteristics Donkey: stubborn Horse: noble Fox: dishonest Tortoise: slow Hare fast Serpent: mischievous Ant: careful Monkey: smart Peacock: pride Wolf: mean Dog: faithful Use the thesaurus to look up synonyms for each characteristic. You have fifteen minutes to get at least three for each.
Sentence Beginnings When the circus started, the audience exploded in a burst of loud applause. When the lady who had disappeared suddenly reappeared, the audience exploded in a burst of loud applause. After the piano recital, the audience exploded in a burst of loud applause. After the baseball player hit a home run, the audience exploded in a burst of loud applause.
Sequencing: LAP Dr. Peterson said to the student, “Steven, please be careful. This mixture could explode. Please read the instructions before you begin.”
HOWEVER, Steven did not have a chance to read the instructions before he began his work. Steven placed the full test tube in the holder. After the test tube was in the holder, Steven was concerned. The material in the test tube was bubbling, even though he had not yet applied heat with the gas flame. Soon, someone knocked at the door and said, “ Is everything all right in here? I heard a loud noise.” Luckily, everyone was safe, but the test tube had cracked, and the experiment had to be stopped for that day.
Friday, September 4, 2009 Complete the Sequencing Unit. Staple and turn in all sequencing activities from your notebook. Turn in late Parent Contact forms, Pantheon Posters, Fable Storyboards, etc. Sixth Grade: – 1. Finish the Thesaurus Hunt; 2. From Fables to Fairy Tales: “The Tinder Box” Read-Aloud Comparison: What do fairy tales have in common with fables? Seventh Grade: – Second Period: Finish taking notes on the Olympians – Nature Myths: Blue Books pages 77-94 Orpheus and Narcissus Compare these two very different men Eighth Grade: – Finish the LAP – Character Discussion: Respect Choose and complete one of the writing activities.
Tuesday, 9/8/09 Set up folders; file graded papers Sixth Grade: – Present Storyboards – Write original fable Seventh Grade: – Five Sentence Summaries: The Greek Gods – Narcissus and Echo Eighth Grade: – Persuade your peers to act respectfully toward one another – The Treasure of Lemon Brown
Respect Treating people with whom you disagree with respect and tolerance is essential in the classroom and in society. – Write to explain why treating people with whom you disagree respectfully is very important in the classroom and society. Include examples of what can happen to the classroom environment when respect is not shown to all people and all ideas.
9/9/09 Set up folders; file graded papers Sixth Grade: – Present Storyboards – Write original fable Seventh Grade: – Five Sentence Summaries: The Greek Gods – Narcissus and Echo Eighth Grade: – Persuade your peers to act respectfully toward one another – The Treasure of Lemon Brown p. 5-13 “That which is worth most is often valued least”
9/10/09 – Set up folders; file graded papers – RFU Reading Center: – Sixth Grade: – Finish original fable; Read aloud Seventh Grade: – Narcissus and Echo – Compare Narcissus and Orpheus Eighth Grade: – Turn in late “Respect” essays – Literature terms PowerPoint/vocabulary – The Treasure of Lemon Brown p. 5-13 Create Plot Outline How does the story illustrate the following theme: “That which is worth most is often valued least”
9/11-15/09 RFU Reading Warm-up Sixth Grade: Write an original fable Seventh Grade: Cupid and Psyche Black book page 96 Eighth Grade: Plot Chart: Lemon Brown
Wednesday 9/16/09 Seventh Grade: – Last chance to turn in Orpheus/Narcissus writing – Cupid & Psyche video – Lit notes/chart Cupid (Use black myth book page 96) Sixth Grade Reading: – Finish Fabulous Fables – Take Literary Terms notes – Chart The Tinder Box Eighth Grade: – Finish Literary Terms notes – Chart Lemon Brown – Read “Homeless”
Thursday, 9/17/09 Seventh Grade: LAST CHANCE to turn in plot diagram for “Cupid and Psyche” Lit Book: Atalanta’s Race p. 714 Identify types of conflict in the story Sixth Grade: – Notes on Story Structure, Characterization, and Conflict – Twenty Minute Free Read in the Literature Book: Fables and Folklore Genre Eighth Grade: – Green Book; Twenty Minute Free Read: Unit One: No Place Like Home – Personal Response page 94 – Introduce the novel: The Outsiders
Friday, 9/18/2009 Sixth Grade: – Work in fable groups to create a plot chart – Friday Read-Aloud: Thumbelina Seventh Grade: Begin watching PBS In Search of: Jason and read about him on www.mythweb.comwww.mythweb.com Eighth Grade: – The Outsiders; Chapters 1-5 – Character Chart – Plot Chart
The Outsiders: Character Sketches Ponyboy Curtis Sodapop Curtis Darry Curtis “Dally” Winston Johnny Cade Steve Randle Two-Bit Matthews Cherry Valance Marcia Bob Randy
Monday, 9/21/09 Volleyball today at Ft. Braden; Good luck, Lady Rams. ALL CLASSES: RFU #34 Sixth Grade Reading: – Create plot chart for your story – Remove fables from outside wall and share with the class Seventh Grade: – Complete PBS In Search of: Jason and the Argonauts – Read about Jason at www.mythweb.comwww.mythweb.com – Use book to complete notes Eighth Grade: – Complete chapter 1 and 2 of The Outsiders – Complete character sketches – Write a paragraph summarizing the exposition of the novel to include the characters, the conflict, and the backstory
Tuesday, 9/22/09 RAA football vs Griffin @ Chiles 6:30 Go Rams! Seventh Grade: – Reading Textbook: Page 205-219 – Complete PBS: In Search of Jason and www.mythweb.comwww.mythweb.com – Note check Sixth Grade: – RFU #34 – Fable plot chart – Study Skills: Essential questions survey Eighth Grade: – Reading Textbook: Page 176-192 – Outsiders Chapter 2 from page 23 – Write a paragraph explicating the exposition of the novel – (See next slide)
Last Kiss What is the setting? Who are the characters? Put the events of the plot on the chart. What is the mood of the story? What is the theme of the story?
The Outsiders Writing Assignment #1 The conflicts that Ponyboy Curtis and the greasers have with their general condition and with the Socs are clearly shown in the first two chapters of The Outsiders. Write a paragraph explaining the conflicts that the greasers have to face. Cite specific events or incidents referred to in the first two chapters to support your explanation.
One Paragraph Organizer Topic: Conflicts in The Outsiders Lead Sentence: Conflict #1: – Something that happened that shows this conflict Conflict #2 – Something that happened that shows this conflict Conflict #3 – Something that happened that shows this conflict Concluding Sentence
Wednesday, 9/23/09 Lady Rams volleyball HERE vs Swift Creek; Go Rams! Seventh Grade: – Reading Textbook: finish Persephone Plot Chart – Read and Answer: pages 220-225 – Jason’s Voyage continued Sixth Grade: – Finish fable plot chart – SRA Red – Study Skills Unit: Distribute and discuss “Personal Learning Styles” Eighth Grade: – Reading Textbook: Finish “First Kiss” Plot Chart – Read and Answer pages 193-205 – The Outsiders: Chapter 2: from middle of page 26
Thursday, 9/24/09 Seventh Grade: – Reading Book: Finish Chapter 8 pages 226-234 – Collect Chapter 8 work and Persephone questions and plot chart Sixth Grade: – Finally finish the fable plot chart – Finish SRA card – Study Skills Unit: What is your learning style Eighth Grade: – Reading Textbook: Complete Chapter 8 pages 207-214 – Collect Chapter 8 and “Last Kiss” plot chart
Friday, 9/25/09 Seventh Grade: – Turn in Reading Textbook Chapter Eight – Media Center Orientation and book check-out Sixth Grade: – Finally finish the fable plot chart – Finish SRA card Eighth Grade: – If you have work from chapter eight of the Reading Textbook, turn it in. – Media Center Orientation and book check-out
Monday, 9/28/09 All Classes: RFU #41 Writes Upon Request tomorrow first period Seventh Grade: Return papers; review plot chart; continue Jason WITH NOTES Sixth Grade: Fables Plot Chart Eighth Grade: Return papers; review plot chart; continue The Outsiders
Tuesday, 9/29/09 HOMEROOM: WUR #1 No First Period Seventh Grade Period Two: – Read Jason in the black mythology book Sixth Grade: – Present fables and tell stories – Finish SRA lesson Eighth Grade: – Grammar Warm-up: Double Negatives – Outsiders Chapter 2
Wednesday, 9/30/09 RFU #42 Grammar Warm-up: Adjective Clauses Seventh Grade: The Quest for the Golden Fleece p. 123 – 127 and www.mythweb.com; In Search of Jason: the final segmentwww.mythweb.com Sixth Grade: Present Plot Charts for the paired readings completed last week (Fourth Period: Complete original fable presentations Eighth Grade: Choose sides: Greaser or Soc; complete Chapter One and Two Study Guide in pairs
Thursday, 10/01/09 RFU #42 Grammar Warm-up: Adjective Clauses Seventh Grade: The Quest for the Golden Fleece p. 123 – 127 and www.mythweb.com; In Search of Jason: the final segmentwww.mythweb.com Sixth Grade: Present Plot Charts for the paired readings completed last week (Fourth Period: Complete original fable presentations Eighth Grade: Choose sides: Greaser or Soc; complete Chapter One and Two Study Guide in pairs
Friday, 10/02/09 Grammar Warm-up: Adjective Clauses Seventh Grade: The Quest for the Golden Fleece p. 123 – 127 and www.mythweb.com; In Search of Jason: the final segmentwww.mythweb.com Sixth Grade: Present Plot Charts for the paired readings completed yesterday; Friday Read-Aloud Eighth Grade: Sit on your sides: Greaser or Soc; complete Chapter Three Study Guide in pairs
Monday, 10/5/09 Volleyball VS Nims @ Nims GO RAMS!! Reading Center: RFU #43 Grammar Mini-Lesson: Hyphens, Dashes, and Parentheses Seventh Grade: The Quest for the Golden Fleece p. 126-130 and review at www.mythweb.com; In Search of Jason: the final segment; Complete plot chart and test questionswww.mythweb.com Sixth Grade: Finish presenting plot charts for the paired readings completed yesterday; Friday Read-Aloud on Monday: Gifted Hands Eighth Grade: Sit on your sides: Greaser or Soc; Discuss the death of Bob; did Johnny have other options? Why? Why not? Why not go to the police? Finish reading Chapter Four; Complete Study Guide; View part one of the movie
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 Football VS Cobb at Cox Stadium 7:30 Seventh Grade: Use plot chart to answer test questions on Jason;Finish your Jason plot chart; ( If you do not finish, take it home and use www.mythweb.com to finish; it MUST be turned in by Wednesday!!; Writing activity with single paragraph plan/organizer; Begin Love and Adventure myths assignment.www.mythweb.com Sixth Grade: Finish presenting plot charts for the paired readings; Sometimes I Scare Myself poetry. Eighth Grade: Sit on your sides: Greaser or Soc; Discuss the death of Bob; did Johnny have other options? Why? Why not? Why not go to the police? Finish reading Chapter Four; Complete Study Guide; Begin “I Am an Outsider” poem.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 Seventh Grade: Copy revised paragraph, staple to yesterday’s work and turn in Jason plot chart; Jason Character Flaw paragraph with graphic organizer; Complete Love Story notes to present to class; Complete and turn-in RFU #44 and Blue Sheet Sixth Grade: Complete Scary Poem; RFU #44 Eighth Grade: Read Chapter 5: The Outsiders (Chapter 1-5 Test tomorrow); Complete extended response items for Chapter 3,4 Study Guide
Paragraph Graphic Organizer Jason Jason destroyed by ambition – Betrayed Medea She gave up everything for him Caused Medea’s revenge – Married another for greed Medea killed princess Cloak on fire – Abandoned children They would be slaves Medea killed them Jason left with no kingdom, family, respect because of ambition
Jason: A Hero destroyed by Ambition Jason was one of the most respected Greek heroes until his ambition, out of control, caused him to lose everything. After Medea gave up everything for Jason, including her father, her family, and her country, to help him get the Golden Fleece, he betrayed her to marry a rich and powerful princess. Because of his betrayal, Medea became wild with rage and took revenge. When he married the princess, Medea caused her to die in a flaming cloak. When he abandoned their children, leaving them to become slaves to the king, Medea killed them. In the end, because of his ambition, Jason was left with no wife, no children, no power, and no respect from the Greeks. He lost everything because he tried to get too much.
Nothing Gold Can Stay Nothing Gold Can Stay by Robert FrostRobert Frost Nature's first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf's a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay.
The Road Not Taken TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
The Outsiders Chapter 2,3 Extended Response Question #1 Johnny reacted violently to the Soc’s attack in the park and ended up killing Bob, the handsome Soc he and Ponyboy confronted while walking Cherry and Marcia home. Johnny is a victim of abuse at home. His father gets drunk and beats him. Once he beat him with a two by four. He’s been jumped by Soc’s, too, plenty of times, but once he was jumped by a group of them and was beaten and cut up really badly by the rings one of them is wearing. When he recognizes the rings on Bob’s hand, it brings back all the fear and the rage of that other beating. He loses control because of his fear that Ponyboy will be hurt like he was, or even killed.
The Outsiders Chapter 2,3 Extended Response Question #2 Chapter Four ends with Ponyboy safe and Bob lying dead in a pool of blood because Johnny has stabbed him. Johnny did not see any other options, but there are other ways the chapter could have ended. There is a good chance that Bob would have stopped before Ponyboy died. The Soc’s are too smart to commit murder. Bob wanted to terrorize Pony, not kill him. Johnny could have run for help or screamed bloody murder, or jumped into the fountain to push Pony up out of the water, but he didn’t think…he reacted out of fear and rage.
The Outsiders Chapter 2,3 Extended Response Question #3 Walking home from the movies with Cherry and Marcia, Ponyboy grasps the reality of how unfair the greasers lives were. He realizes that so many things that happen to them are not their fault. It’s not his fault that his parents died and that Darry has to work two jobs to support them. It’s not Johnny’s fault that his Mom is a drunk and his father is a violent bully. But he also realizes that whether it’s their fault or not, it is still their problem, and it’s not going away just because it’s not fair.
Thursday, October 8, 2009 Seventh Grade: – Capitalizing Proper Nouns and Adjectives; Take Jason Quiz and turn in plot chart; Finish Love Stories: Present to the class; Sixth Grade: Complete Scary Poem; Finish Love Myths Mythology page 92 or 96 Eighth Grade: Turn in Chapter 1,2 and 3,4 Study Guides; Take Test on Chapter 1-5 of The Outsiders; Create Outsider Poem; Capitalizing Proper Nouns and Adjectives
SGA Meeting 10/08/09 8:15: breakfast and fellowship 8:34 Come to order and initial attendance roster 8:40: Work Session – Color flyers – Make ribbons – Veteran’s Day Door team draw plan for the office door and make a list of all materials you will need. 9:20 Adjourn Next Meeting: October 15, 4:00
Monday, 10/12, 2009 Seventh: – FAIR Testing – Preparing for FCAT Grade 7: pages 57-69 Compare/Contrast Sixth: – Present and display Scary Poetry – Compare/Contrast Skill Drill Eighth: – The Outsiders View film/ Discuss tone
Tuesday, 10/13/09 Seventh Grade: – Complete FAIR testing – Preparing for FCAT pages 57-76 – Write a paragraph summarizing what you have learned about the reading skill Compare/Contrast Sixth: – Study Skills Unit: Multiple Intelligence Survey – Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Eighth: – Return Papers – Revise extended response items – Child Abuse Research – The Outsiders: Chapter 6-7 and Study Guide
Wednesday, 10/14/09 Before school help session 8:45 All Classes: MSS Book F-3 Units 4,13,22 Compare/Contrast Seventh Grade: – Complete FAIR testing – Preparing for FCAT pages 57-76 – Write a paragraph summarizing what you have learned about the reading skill Compare/Contrast; Use the one-paragraph plan sheet Sixth: – Study Skills Unit: Multiple Intelligence Survey – Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Eighth: – Return Papers – Revise extended response items – The Outsiders: Chapter 7 and Study Guide
Thursday, October 15, 2009 All Classes: Grammar Drill Using Adjectives and Adverbs Seventh Grade: – Collect Preparing for FCAT pages 57-76 – Write a paragraph summarizing what you have learned about the reading skill Compare/Contrast; Use the one-paragraph plan sheet – Hercules Labors on www.mythweb.com Sixth: – Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Eighth: – Return Papers – Revise extended response items – The Outsiders: Chapter 7 and Study Guide
Seventh Grade 10/14/09 FAIR Testing Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Get headphones; BE Quiet; Today’s code is DG4752 Preparing for FCAT: Book #7 Complete all reading and answer all questions on pages 57-76 Edith Hamilton Mythology Read pages 159-172 “Hercules” Take notes on the twelve labors Hercules must perform for King Eurysthius to atone for the death of his children. Include what the task was, how he tried to complete it, any unusual events that happened along the way, and how the task turned out.
Thursday, October 15, 2009 Seventh Grade: – Compare/Contrast Unit F-3 – FAIR Testing – Hercules (Heracles) Twelve Labors: Read and take notes Sixth Grade: – Compare/Contrast Unit F-3 – Ben Carson Story Eighth Grade: – Compare/Contrast F-3 – Return papers Revise extended response items from The Outsiders Chapter 1-5 test
Persuasive Essay Topic: Homeless Issues In the presentation by The Big Bend Homeless Coalition, we learned: – There has been a dramatic increase in the amount of violence directed towards homeless people in recent years. Young people have been caught attacking, beating, and even killing these people. – The causes of homelessness include: Unemployment Lack of affordable housing Medical costs Mental health and substance abuse Domestic violence – The Shelter houses 220 persons a day, on average, but Tallahassee has from 3- 4 thousand homeless at any one time Those people are sleeping in public and private spaces like parks, bus stations, decks behind businesses, wooded areas, etc. Many of these are being made “illegal” – The homeless are often forced to use the Emergency Room for medical care and are often seriously ill before they get treatment which is much more expensive to the community
Persuasive Essay Topic: Homeless Issues We are going to develop a piece of persuasive writing to convince those in power in our county or city government to do more to provide help to the homeless, OR We are going to develop a piece of persuasive writing to convince people of all ages in our community to treat the homeless with respect and to leave them unharmed.
Persuasive Essay Topic: Homeless Issues Our first step: – Choose the topic – Define the topic – Explain why it matters Our second step: – Choose the audience Who are you writing to Why did you choose that audience Get a good picture of one of those people in your mind’s eye – How does that person look, talk, dress? What kind of movies do they watch? Music do they listen to? What church do they go to? What kind of pet do they have? What do they have for lunch? What is important to them?
Persuasive Essay Topic: Homeless Issues Step Three: – What do you want that person to DO or Not DO? What does that behavior look like (elaboration) – What do you want them to do instead? What does a solution look like. How will it change the situation? What’s in it for the “audience” member you are writing to? Why is it important? Why should they care? Repeat Step Three at least two more times.
Persuasive Essay Topic: Homeless Issues Step Four: PLAN the essay – Now, put that thinking on paper. – Plan to put each set of ideas in its own paragraph. – Do NOT write in sentences! List key words and phrases from your brainstorming process. Step Five: Plan the conclusion. What will you say to get this person to take action? Think back on your “mental picture” of this person and what is important to them. Make this issue appeal to what matters to this person.
Persuasive Essay Topic: Homeless Issues Step Six: Write the essay – It must be legible – Choose the best words for each idea. Step Seven: – Read over the essay. “Hear” it in your head. Let your ear catch mistakes in word choice. Look for spelling errors and missing or incorrect punctuation. Pretend you are the “audience”. Picture how you will react to the essay. See your face. Make any changes you think of that will give you the reaction you want from that person.
Friday, October 16, 2009 Seventh Grade: – FAIR Testing – Adjective and Adverb Usage – Jason and the Argonauts Sixth Grade: – Ben Carson Story – Writing Notebook Response Eighth Grade: – Adjective and Adverb Usage – Persuasive Essay: Homeless topics – The Outsiders: Chapter Seven and complete chapter 5-7 Study Guide
Monday, October 19, 2009 Seventh Grade: – FAIR Testing – Reading Warm-Up: Compare/Contrast – Edith Hamilton Mythology Read pages 159-172“Hercules” Take notes on the twelve labors Hercules must perform for King Eurysthius to atone for the death of his children. Include what the task was, how he tried to complete it, any unusual events that happened along the way, how the task turned out. Sixth Grade: – Reading Warm-Up: Compare/Contrast – Jason and the Argonauts Eighth Grade: – Reading Warm-Up: Compare/Contrast – Persuasive Essay: Homeless topics – The Outsiders: Chapter Seven and complete chapter 5-7 Study Guide
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Seventh Grade – Grammar Warm-Up: Verbs – Bellerophon and Pegasus Sixth Grade – Jason and the Argonauts Eighth Grade: – Grammar Warm-Ups: Verbs – Collect persuasive essay: homeless topics – The Outsiders: Chapter Seven and complete chapter 5-7 Study Guide
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Seventh Grade: – Reading Warm-Ups Compare/Contrast G-3 – Greek Hero: Bellerophon (pages 134-137) Complete items on the mythology test about the heroes Jason, Hercules, and Bellerophon Plan essay (see next slide) Sixth Grade: – Reading Warm-Ups Compare/Contrast G-3 – Jason and the Argonauts Eighth Grade: – Reading Warm-Ups Compare/Contrast G-3 – Homeless Essay Final Deadline is TODAY!! – The Outsiders: Finish Chapter Seven; complete study guide; view selected video scenes
Seventh Grade Essay: Man’s Fatal Flaw The Greeks believed that hubris was the worst flaw in mankind. Hubris was defined as a destructive kind of pride in which a person did not humble himself before the almighty power of the gods, but thought of himself as the most important being in the universe. Consider human flaws such as pride, rage, cowardice, greed, conceit, laziness, violence, disloyalty, excessive ambition, selfishness, rudeness, dishonest, ignorance, disrespectful, irresponsible, jealousy, merciless, vengeance, obsession, and others. Now write to convince me that your choice is the worst character flaw in mankind.
Thursday, October 22,2009 Seventh and Sixth Grades: – Jason And The Argonauts: Enrichment Activity Eighth Grades: – The Outsiders Enrichment Activity