The Week Ahead: August 20 – 27, 2018

Hey CDS students!

Welcome to Miss K’s online classroom and support center!

Each week I will post a “week ahead” to help you manage your time and help you stay in the loop on the rare chance you will not be in class. Since there are two classes that I will be teaching, there will be two sections; one section for 9th grade, and a second section for 12th grade. So, here we go:

9th Grade 

Day 1: We will complete a stations activity, that will help us get to know one another and our expectations for the year ahead.

Day 2: We will complete an introduction to the course and learn a bit about me, Miss K. We will also preview this website and see how it works. IF we have time, we will play a name game…but 30 minutes will go by fast!

You will have 4 assignments for homework:

  1. Complete the NOREDINK Diagnostic for Day 3. Here are your codes:English 9A: round oil 23

    English 9B: rich giraffe 19

    English 9E: honest dust 8

    English 9F: cloudy music 43

  2. Review our syllabus with your parent/guardian and make sure you both sign it. Bring it back to class no later than Monday August 27th.
  3. Pick up your supplies and bring them to class on Monday August 27th so that I can check them.
  4. Write a paragraph introducing yourself to the class. There are further directions available on Google Classroom. This is due, hand written, in class on the last day you see me this week (Thursday or Friday).

Day 3: All students will take a Gates Diagnostic so that we can see where you are at in your reading, and also so that we can begin to set goals for the year. We all need to start somewhere! Your homework will be to log into NoRedInk and complete the grammar diagnostic on there. Remember, these are both LOW RISK assessments. The goal is for me to see where you are in your skills.

Day 4: We will peer edit your body paragraphs and begin to finalize them on a Google Doc that will be submitted to Google Classroom by Sunday evening at 11:59pm (AKA your homework). You should practice presenting your paragraph which you will do in class on Monday.

**You can find copies of your syllabus and the technology procedures in the organization tab on this blog. If you lose it or ever need to see a digital copy, it will remain there all year. 

12th Grade – British Literature

Day 1: We will complete a stations activity, that will help us get to know one another and our expectations for the year ahead. For homework you will read the Atlantic article on Google Classroom and find two mission statements: one from an academic institution, and one from a corporate institution.

Day 2: We will review the syllabus for the course and begin to discuss mission statements. For homework you will draft out your own personal mission statement, post it to Google Classroom, and bring in an item that represents your mission statement. You will share both of these in class on Day 3.

Day 3: You will speak about your item and your mission statement for about 2 minutes at the beginning of class. Then we will complete an anticipation guide for our first book, 1984 by George Orwell. This will be completed for homework if necessary.

Day 4: To finish off the week, you will complete an in-class writing diagnostic. Over the weekend, your homework will be to read another Atlantic article and answer the discussion questions on Google Classroom. These discussion questions will be due Sunday August 26, by 11:59pm.

**You can find copies of your syllabus and the technology procedures in the organization tab on this blog. If you lose it or ever need to see a digital copy, it will remain there all year. 

 

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