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Honors I Language Arts (Period 2) Assignments

Instructor
Mrs. Hernandez
Term
2019-2020
Department
Language Arts

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Please see Schoology for instructions and assignments.

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  We read "That's Not Progress" and we annotated the text.
 
Homework:
  Please complete pages 188- 189 Annotations
  Complete pages 190 (Summary) and 191 (QuickWrite)  Take Pictures of your work and UPLOAD them to Schoology under the new Unit 3 Folder and the assignment "That's Not Process by Monday, March 16th at 3:00pm

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Attention Parents and Students 
The entire Unit 3 folder is located down below. Please click on the
Link to access ALL material.
You can also log into Power School and into MyPerspectives to 
access the entire Unit 3.

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Parents,
If you have any questions you can email me at ehernandez@nlmusd.k12.ca.us
or send me a personal text using the App REMIND.
To get REMIND on your cellphone and/or electronic devices, download the REMIND app for FREE 
and follow the instructions. Our class code is fddcb2. Remember to type in your child's name next to your name 
so that I know whom I'm texting with.
REMIND is a one on one texting app that only I see your text messages. It is not a group text.

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Attention Parents:
  On the Home Page, click on Staff Directory, click on my name 
for more information regarding homework assignments.
Thank you
Mrs. Hernandez
I also encourage you to subscribe to my homework page.

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Classwork:
  Completed the questions and summary for the poem "Predators" in unit 2.
 
Homework:
 Complete the 4 worksheets RACES for both poems "A Blessing" and "Predator". Due today by 10:00pm.

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Explanatory Essay 
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Wednesday, March 4
 
at 10:00pm
Through Schoology

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Classwork:
  Worked on typing the Explanatory Essay on a Google Doc.
 
Homework:
 Continue type out essay and revise if needed.

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Parent Conferences begin 
MARCH 2-6TH
From 1:13- 3:00
NO NIGHT CONFERENCES
Notification will be sent home with your child on Thursday, February 27
Please return Parent Conference Notification ASAP
Students receiving "Ds" and/or "Fs" required a Conference

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Classwork:
  Worked on revising our introduction and conclusion for our Explanatory Essays
 
Homework:
   Revise your introduction and concluding paragraphs. Make sure you have all of the necessary components for each paragraph.

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2nd Notifications:
   Parent Conferences 
March 2-6
1:20-2:50
No appointment needed
First come, First seen

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Classwork:
   Learned how to write a concluding paragraph for our Explanatory Essay
 
Homework:
   Write your concluding paragraph. Don't forge to highlight the Thesis Statement in the introductory paragraph and rewrite it in the concluding paragraph.

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Classwork:
    Note taking for Explanatory Writing
    Understanding Intro Paragraph
    Understanding Body Paragraphs
Homework:
        Revise the introductory paragraph and work on body paragraphs
 

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Classwork:
  Reviewed Spelling/Vocabulary worksheets (Period 2 only)
  Reviewed Story Adaptation expectations
  Learned about Historical Fiction
 
Homework:
   Complete your story adaptation for "Hachiko" and submit through Schoology.
 

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Classwork:
  We checked last nights homework on Page 121 Questions 1-3 and the summary.
  We completed the Story Sequence handout.
  We began the Think-Pair-Share- handout and we will continue to work on it in class tomorrow.
 
Homework:
  Page 122 Analyzing the Text questions #1-3 using RACES.

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Classwork:
  - Turned in One-Pager
 - Read the story "Hachiko" and wrote a summary
 
Homework:
   - Complete questions 1 and 2 on page 121 using RACES.

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Classwork:
  We reviewed the test scores for the written portion of RACES in My Life with the Chimpanzees.
  We began our project One Pager for the novel (Honors) or My Life with the Chimpanzees (period 1)
 
Homework:
  Bring Color Pens, pencils, or markers to class for tomorrow.
  Continue working on the project One-Pager due Monday Morning

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Classwork:
  We completed our RACES assessment in class.
Homework:
    Complete and be ready to turn in your roles for Week 3 of our novel study.
 

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Classwork:
  We reviewed the memoir My Life with the Chimpanzees
  We worked on understanding Vocabulary and grammar found in the memoir
  We reviewed important information in preparation for tomorrows test.
 
Homework:
 Complete the grammar handout and the study guide (in Schoology) to prepare for tomorrow's test. Work is due tomorrow for credit.

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TEST TOMORROW ON
MY LIFE WITH THE CHIMPANZEES
MAKE SURE YOU BRING ALL OF YOUR NOTES AND THE MEMOIR TO BE USED FOR 
THE TEST TOMORROW.

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You have been reading a novel based on the discovery of how animals and humans share similar qualities.
  Please continue to read your novel and complete the selected role by today and every Wednesday. The purpose is to have the experience of understanding a novel and learning how to have book talks with your Literature Circle members.
 

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Classwork:
   We read our selected novels for 10 minutes.
   We worked on listening and note taking skills with the story My Life with the Chimpanzees
  We took notes on the story.
 
Homework:
   Continue reading your novel and complete your responsibility role. (See Schology for support)
   Complete the notes to the story and answer the Guided Question: What does Goodall believe animals and humans share? Use RACES to complete the answer.
R=Restate the question
A= Answer the question
C=Cite evidence from the text
E=Explain your evidence in your own words
S=Sum up what you learned 
 
Your answer should be a nice 5-7 sentences paragraph. Don't forget to include transitional phrase or words.

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Classwork:
  We worked on organizing our binders 
  We organized our Unit 2 worksheets
 
Homework:
  Bring a nice, new folder for Unit 2 worksheets
  Bring earbuds to class.

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Parents,
Your child is in the middle of writing their Personal Narrative.
This writing piece will be graded as a test worth 100 points.
This assignment will be due on Wednesday, December 18th.
Please support your child by talking to them about a memorable event in 
their lives.  Between now and December 18th, students will be going through
the Writing Process. The Writing Process schedule is listed below.
 
December 2-6 : Brainstorming/Drafting
December 9-13: Revising
December 16 and 17th Editing
December 18: Final Narrative Due
    This is a major writing project and will have a huge effect on their grade.

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Classwork:
  All this week we have been working on completing the iReady test.  
 
Homework:
   Continue working on your Personal Narrative. We are now in the Revision Stage. This is stage 3 of the Writing Process. Please make sure you are completing your stories and revising as we near the due date. Please see the rubric to understand how your Personal Narrative will be scored.

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Attention Parents:
Students will be taking the Language Arts iReady Test 
December 9-11th
Please make sure their iPads are fully charged.
To support your child in being successful, please have them do 
an iReady lesson everyday at home for homework.

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Homework:
   Complete the Plot Structure and begin your draft using your composition book. Remember to indent the paragraphs.

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Classwork:
  We wrote down our homework.
  We read and annotated the short story "Flipped".
  We began answering the questions 1-10 following the story.
 
Homework:
  Complete the questions 1 -10 for "Flipped" (Due Tomorrow)
  Begin AoW

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Classwork:
   You have been working on the story "Bad Boy" using your iPad. All of the worksheets are upload to Schoology. You must complete all worksheets to the story and submit them everyday in order to move forward to the next assignment.  Today's work will be to complete the Text Dependent Questions. Once you are done, please work on your iReady Lessons. All work must be submitted by MONDAY at 10:00pm.
Worksheets are located below. Just click on the link and download the assignment through Notability and upload to Schoology.

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Article of the Week 
Due Today at 10:00pm
through Schoology
Make sure you follow the format.
Article of the Week is
located as a link below.
 

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Classwork:
    -We completed the Peer Editing Sheet with our partners by reading each others short stories.
  
Homework:
  - Write the Final Draft -Due tomorrow.

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Classwork:
    We read for 10 minutes and worked on our Cognitive Strategy Slide: Visualizing
    We worked on our Short Story (all styles are accepted)
 
Homework:
  Complete your Short Story by tomorrow
  Work on your AoW- due Friday.

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Classwork:
  We have been working on Short Stories structure and style. We have read "The Circuit" and "My Superpowers" and focused on text dependent questions using RACES.  We continued on today by reading "Prison Break". We will use these stories as models to help students write their own narratives starting tomorrow.
 
Homework:
  Please finish your text questions and the chart for "My SuperPowers" by tomorrow. 
  Start thinking about characters and settings to your creative short stories.

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Classwork:
   Completing The Circuit Chart on page 12 using their composition books.
  Read for 10 minutes using Cognitive Strategies
 
Homework:
    Article of the Week- See Schoology for article.

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Brown Girl Dreaming Test on 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH
using their iPads
Please have their iPads fully charged!!!

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Classwork:
  We are prepping for our selection test on Friday.
Homework:
    The Story of the Week summary and annotations
   Test on Brown Girl Dreaming

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Classwork:
   We turned in our homework from page 21 #1-4 of our workbook pages from Brown Girl Dreaming
   We started working on our Literary Analysis Worksheet with our Post-it Notes to better understand author's craft.
         
See attachments for worksheet. These are the worksheet instructions:
  1) Read Brown Girl Dreaming and look for Point of View (Feelings and Thoughts), Onomatopoeia (word sounds), and Repetition
 
2)Write Point of View, Onomatopoeia, and Repetition in each title box
3) Draw an image that represents each title box on a Post-it note.
4) Underneath each Post-it Note write examples of each gathered from the text.
5) Explain why it is important for the author (poet) to have used these tools in our poem.
 
Homework:
  Complete the Story of the Week (annotations and summary) and submit through Schoology on or before October 4th
Re-read Brown Girl Dreaming to prepare for the test on Friday on your iPad.
 
 

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Classwork:
   Completed the summaries of Brown Girl Dreaming using Schoology
 
Homework:
      Workbook page 21 #1-4 in complete sentences.
 
Brown Girl Dreaming Selection Test on Friday, October 4 using 
their iPads.  Make sure iPads are fully charged on that day!!!!

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Classwork:
  We learned how to write our Article of the Week summaries and how to submit through Schoology.
  Articles of the Week will began next week on September 30 and will be due Friday October 4th at 10:00pm through Schoology. Articles of the Week will be assigned every OTHER week.
 
Homework:
   Workbook page 19 #1-3 and page 20 #1-4 in complete sentences. Use a separate sheet of paper to answer the questions.
 
Below you will see the example of what the Article of the Week will look like, what the students should be turning in, and how they will be graded. 

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Classwork:
  We read for 10 minutes.
  We worked on our Composition book set-up tab Summary
  
 
Homework:
   Read for 30 minutes
   Bring POST-IT NOTES 3X5

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ATTENTION PARENTS
BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT IS 
THRUSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH
FROM 5:00-7:30
FAIR AND TACO TRUCK 5:00-6:00
MPR PRESENTATION 5:15
CLASSROOMS VISITS 6:00-7:30

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Classwork:
  We worked on our iReady Diagnostic Test
 
Homework:
  Read your Independent Reading Book for 20 minutes (Honors read for 30 minutes)

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Please bring your earbuds on Monday for iReady Testing.

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Classwork:
  We wrote our homework in our agenda
  We read for 10 minutes.
  We organized our workbooks in our binders (Folder)
 We have been learning Elements of Literature.
 
Homework: 
  Read for 20 minutes (30 Minutes for Honors)

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Classwork:
  We wrote down our homework
  We read for 10 minutes
  We worked on our paragraph writing
 
Homework:
   Read Independent Reading Book (IRB) for 20 minutes (Honors=30 minutes)

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Classwork:
   We wrote our homework in our agenda.
    We read for 10 minutes, silently.
    We continued writing paragraphs about our likes and dislikes.
Homework:
  Read for 20 minutes. Daily

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Good Evening,
 Here are the documents needing signatures from your parents/guardians to have permission to use our classroom library, watch rated G and PG-13 movies/videos, and to use educational apps on our iPads.  
  Please take a minute to review these documents and return as soon as possible to your child's teacher.