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DAY OF WEEK LANGUAGE ARTS Monday (9-13-10) CW / HW: Continue discussing Unit 1 SB pages 11-15, & have parents sign your planner. Tuesday (9-14-10) CW /

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1 DAY OF WEEK LANGUAGE ARTS Monday ( ) CW / HW: Continue discussing Unit 1 SB pages 11-15, & have parents sign your planner. Tuesday ( ) CW / HW: (Open House Tonight) Prepare for open House, pass back work & collect missing assignments. Wednesday ( ) CW / HW: Quick Write & Discuss student responses. Thursday ( ) CW / HW: Discuss the Writing Process – Writing Interactive Notebook. Friday ( ) CW / HW: Continue discussion on the Writing Process, & DOL Due today. & check your weekly grade

2 SWL: (September 13, 2010) How to work with a partner and answer questions about the excerpt, “Staying at for Sarah Byrnes.” CW / HW: 1.Introduce DOL (#1) Due Friday. 2.Continue discussing Unit 1 SB pages Have parent sign your planner.

3 Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes Chunk 1: – How does Cindy feel about playing baseball? – In “My Notes” summarize Cindy’s feelings. Chunk 2: – What are the decisions each character makes? – How will these decisions impact Cindy? Chunk 3: – How does Cindy feel about the choices Cindy made during the season? – How do YOU feel about her decisions?

4 “STAYING FAT FOR SARAH BYRNES” by Chris Crutcher (page 11-12) Chunk 1 “When I got to the field for our first game, I was so excited I thought I would throw up. I hadn’t slept a wink the night before and spent the entire day throwing my baseball against the side of the garage, grossly exaggerating the speed of the grounders, dribbling back as I snapped them into the merciless trap of my glove and threw the runner out. “I didn’t catch one ball in warm-ups. They dropped to the right of me. They dropped to the left of me. They hit my arms and fell harmlessly to the grass. But I was just so happy to be there, to belong with these other kids with ‘Junior Oilers’ across their chests, that it didn’t matter. “When coach called us into a huddle before the umpire yelled, ‘Batter up!’ he went over our positions and the batting order one last time, but he didn’t need to for my sake because I had memorized those things from the first practice. I batted ninth. I played right field. I knew what that meant. I knew I was the very worst hitter on the team and the very worst fielder. But I didn’t care, because I had a new glove and a green-and-gold uniform and I belonged.

5 Chunk 2 “We were the home team and batted the bottom half of the inning, so we touched our gloves together in the middle of the huddle and yelled, ‘Go Oilers!’ and broke to take our position. I was so proud. But before I got even to the baseline, Coach’s hand was on my shoulder, and when I turned around, Ronnie Callendar stood next to him. And he said, ‘I want you to give Ronnie your glove.’ “I said, ‘What for?’ “He said, ‘He doesn’t have one.’ “Coach watched my face fall — I know he did — and I think he knew how I felt because he was very kind, but he said, ‘Cindy, if we’re going to win this, Ronnie has to have a mitt. A shortstop has to have a mitt, that’s just all there is to it.’ I looked at the glove on my hand; I bit my lower lip while I read Warren Spahn’s name, and I handed it over. Coach told me to play as far back in right field as I could so no balls could get over my head — that I could run faster forward than backward — and sent me on my way. I walked so far back I almost disappeared into the playground swings beyond the field.

6 Chunk 3 “Just that quick I didn’t belong, and I remember thinking something always has to spoil it. I was hurt and embarrassed and I wanted to go back to being invisible me again, but I couldn’t because I had on the green shirt and cap, and all of a sudden that uniform was my enemy. I remember hating Ronnie Callendar for being poor, and I hoped his father never got a job and they’d have to move away. “Every game after that was miserable. I couldn’t quit because we would have only eight players and all the kids would hate me. Coach didn’t always take my glove; in fact, I don’t know that he ever took it again. But each time I walked down that hot, dusty summer road toward the playing field, I knew he might, that I didn’t really belong because they could take my glove.”

7 SWL: (September 14, 2010) How to Prepare for Open House. CW / HW: (Open House Tonight) 1.DOL #2 2.Prepare for Open House: 1.Pass Out Vocabulary & Writing Interactive Notebooks, Writing Folders, and Spring Board folders. 2.Update ALL Table of Contents. NOTE: Lunch Bunch Today

8 Table of Contents Writing Folders: Volusia Writes #1: September 3, 2010 Vocabulary Interactive Notebook: Week 1 Vocabulary: August 30, 2010 Week 2 Vocabulary: September 8, 2010 Writing Interactive Notebook: Choices: August 30, 2010 DOL Week 1: September 13, 2010 Spring Board Folder: Organize your pages – make it NEAT

9 SWL: (September 15, 2010) How to respond to a timed writing prompt. CW / HW: 1.DOL #3 2.Quick Write - CW / HW: Quick Write & Discuss student responses. *My favorite television show is...(and why) NOTE: SOAR Today

10 DIRECTIONS Every Wednesday, after the Bell Ringer Activity, students will respond in writing to a timed-writing prompt, referred to a “Paragraph Starter”(10 minutes) When the time has elapsed, students will share what they have written during a whole- class Share-Out session and/or with a Partner.

11 Paragraph Starter My favorite television show is … (why)

12 SWL: (September 16, 2010) How to identify Key Words when using the 6-point grading rubric to score a writing piece. CW / HW: 1.DOL #4 2.Scoring a Writing piece – notes. 3.Lunch Bunch & SOAR Today

13 SWL: (September 17, 2010) (continue) How to identify Key Words when using the 6-point grading rubric to score a writing piece. CW / HW: 1.DOL #5 (all 5 are Due today) 2.Continue taking notes on the 6-point grading rubric. 3.Check weekly grade


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