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					Monday, October 3rd
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- English Pg. 326 & 327 (Practice 1 & 2)-Write out analogy & answer only.
- Look for next Independent Reading-Approvals


Tuesday, October 4th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- English Pg. 330 & 331 (Exercise 1 & 2)
- Journal Entry #1 "When someone says you are just like your mom or dad, do you like it?
Do you try more to be like your parents or to be different from them?"
- Final Draft-parts:graphic organizer, rough-draft, constructive critiques, & rubric
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)



Wednesday, October 5th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- English Pg. 330 & 331 (Exercise 1 & 2)
- Journal Entry #2 "If you were granted one magical power you wanted, what would you
pick and why?"
- Journal Collection #3 (Monday, October 17th)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)



Thursday, October 6th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- English Pg. 333 (Exercise 5 & 8)
- Journal Entry #3 "If you could have a round-trip in a time machine and travel any
distance into the past or future, where would you want to go and why?"
- Theme Park Reading Comprehension Wksht
- Journal Collection #3 (Monday, October 17th)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)



Friday, October 7th
PROGRESS REPORT P/U DAY


Monday, October 10th
NO SCHOOL - COLUMBUS DAY



Tuesday, October 11th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- Flowers for Algernon Read Pg. 325 - 333
- Flowers for Algernon Vocabulary Wksht
- Mini Quiz - what you read-> questions online
1. Pg. 326 - What do Charlie's coworkers behave differently toward him? What details in April
25 Progress Report helped you make this inference?
2. Pg. 327 - Specifically, which words and phrases does Charlie show Charlie has changed?
Is this internal or external characterization? Explain.
3. Pg. 328 - 329 What comparison is Fanny making between Charlie & Eve?
4. Pg. 330 How might the information on this page be different if it were narrated in the third
person?
5. Pg. 333 - How does Charlie now see himself by this point in the story?
- Journal Collection #3 (Monday, October 17th)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)



Wednesday, October 12th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- English Pg. 334 & 335 (Exc. 12 & 13)
- Flowers for Algernon Test (Friday, October 14th)
- Characterization Analysis-Ind. Reading (Monday, October 17th)
- Journal Collection #3 (Monday, October 17th)
- Purchase Fahrenheit 451 (Monday, October 24th)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)



Thursday, October 13th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- English Pg. 335 (Exc. 14)
- Attach Extended Response Checklist
- Flowers for Algernon Test (Monday, October 17th)
- Characterization Analysis-Ind. Reading (Monday, October 17th)
- Journal Collection #3 (Monday, October 17th)
- Purchase Fahrenheit 451 (Monday, October 24th)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)



Friday, October 14th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- English Pg. 337 (Exc. 17 & 19)
- Flowers for Algernon Test
- Journal Collection #3
- Characterization Analysis-Ind. Reading (Tuesday, October 18th)
- Purchase Fahrenheit 451 (Monday, October 24th)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)



Monday, October 17th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- Anticipation Guide - Tell-Tale Heart - Explain
Things that happen at night are usually scarier than the same things happening during the
day.

Mysterious noises can be as frightening as mysterious sights.

There is a thin line between sanity and madness.

A guilty conscience is the worst punishment of all.
- Characterization Analysis-Ind. Reading
- Purchase Fahrenheit 451 (Monday, October 24th)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)



Tuesday, October 18th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- Journal Entry #1 Do you think you have too many chores? Explain. If you could assign
the chores in your house, which ones would you take for yourself? Why?
- Purchase Fahrenheit 451 (Monday, October 24th)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)



Wednesday, October 19th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- English Pg. 339 (Exc. 23 & 24)
- Business Letter - ?'s online (Wednesday, October 26th)
1. Identify the genre of this novel? What evidence supports your conclusion?
2. Identify and analyze two different conflicts in this story? Are they examples of internal or
external conflicts? Provide evidence to defend your conclusions.
3. Would you recommend this book to someone else? Why? Explain.
- Purchase Fahrenheit 451 (Monday, October 24th)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)


Thursday, October 20th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- Purchase Fahrenheit 451 (Monday, October 24th)
- Business Letter - ?'s online (Wednesday, October 26th)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)
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Friday, October 21st
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- Online Poe Biography - Comprehension ?'s
http://www.phschool.com/ enter code ene-9205
1. The author explains that Poe's work "...reflected the popular taste of the time for
Gothic art..." Research and briefly EXPLAIN common traits found in Gothic art,
architecture and literature. 1-2 paragraphs
2. In the article Poe's writing is described as "macabre". Use this word in a complex
sentence to demonstrate understanding of the word.
3. The author of this article believes Poe's death was in a way "ironic". Do you agree or
disagree with this statement? Explain.

- Link /Tell-Tale Heart - Identify figurative language->notes
http://www.literature.org/authors/poe-edgar-allan/tell-tale-heart.html
Identify one example of the following Literary Devices: simile, metaphor, dark humor,
repetition, & imagery
- Deep Sea Diving Comprehension Wksht
- Business Letter - ?'s online (Wednesday, October 26th)
- Purchase Fahrenheit 451
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)



Monday, October 24th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- Finish Tell-Tale Heart - Online
http://www.literature.org/authors/poe-edgar-allan/tell-tale-heart.html
- Comprehension ?'s
1. Compare and contrast the perspective of the narrator with the likely perspective of the
officers.
2. The story reveals only the narrator's thought.
    a) Do you trust the narator's account of what happened?
    b) How would the description of the police officers' visit be different if it revealed
one of the officers' perspectives.
3. Which character traits allow the narrator to conceal his crime? Which ones force him
to confess it?
4. Poe once wrote that every word in a story should create a “single, overwhelming
impression.” In your opinion, what impression was he trying to create in this story? THINK
CREATIVELY!
- Tell-Tale Heart & Raven Test (Wednesday, October 26th)
- Business Letter - ?'s online (Wednesday, October 26th)
- Purchase Fahrenheit 451 (Monday, October 24th)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)



Tuesday, October 25th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- Read "The Raven" - The spooky sounds are only on the 1st page. The guides will help you
understand more about the literary devices Poe incorporates into his poem.
http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/raven/start-fl.cfm
Want to listen to "The Raven" click the link below. Click on the appropriate link and simply
open the recording. Follow the prompts to play this very well-read interpretation. Of
course, nothing tops my interpretation of "Tell-Tale Heart". :)
http://www.eaglesweb.com/Sub_Pages/poe_poems.htm
- Business Letter - ?'s online
- English Pg. 342 (Exc. 31 & 33)
- Tell-Tale Heart & Raven Test (Thursday, October 27th)
- Purchase Fahrenheit 451 (Monday, October 24th)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)



Wednesday, October 26th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- Read "The Raven" - Comprehension ?'s
http://www.teachersfirst.com/lessons/raven/start-fl.cfm
1. Find the two words that are an example of internal rhyme and record them.

2. Find the three words that are an example of alliteration and record them.

3. What is the narrator hoping that the Raven can tell him?

4. Why would the narrator refer to day of long as "saintly."

5. Is there any indication that the narrator may have dreamt the entire episode?

6. How does the mood at the end compare with the mood at the beginnning?

- Journal Entry # 2 "Do you usually say what you really think or what you believe people
want to hear? Why?"
- Tell-Tale Heart Test
- Verb Test (Wednesday, November 2nd)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)



Thursday, October 27th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- Journal Entry # 3"What do your parents do that embarrasses you the most?"
- Verb Test (Wednesday, November 2nd)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)
- Journal Collection # 3(Wednesday, November 2nd)
- Independent Reading-Fantasy/Folklore Version (Monday, November 7th)



Friday, October 28th
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- English Pg. 345 (Practice 1 & 2) - Write out the paragraph & the correct answers with
letters.
- Journal Entry #4 "What is the scariest book, movie, or television show you have ever
seen? Paraphrase the plot but also explain why it was scary."
- Verb Test (Wednesday, November 2nd)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)
- Journal Collection # 3 (Wednesday, November 2nd)
- Independent Reading-Fantasy/Folklore Version (Monday, November 7th)



Monday, October 31st
Happy Halloween - Mr. Loredo is Absent
- $15 for Wordly Wise
- Journal Entry # 5 "Have you ever gotten yourself into a mess by telling people you could
do things you really couldn't do? Why? Explain"
- Journal Entry # 6" Imagine you are a teacher. How would you teach someone to
complete an Extended Response?"
- English Pg. 343 (Exc. 35), & 349 Exercise 1- Write out sentences
- Verb Test (Wednesday, November 2nd)
- Independent Reading-Personal Genre Choice (Wednesday, November 2nd)
- Journal Collection # 3 (Wednesday, November 2nd)
- Independent Reading-Fantasy/Folklore Version (Monday, November 7th)

				
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