The Week Ahead: March 25th to 29th, 2019

9th Grade

A Few Announcements

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  • All late work for Q4 must be submitted by May 31st at 3pm. No exceptions. I am giving you months notice!
  • You have a grammar mastery challenge on Khan Academy. You must get to mastery by April 10th – the day before spring break begins. You will have any down time in class to work on this, but no scheduled time to work on it. Start checking it out now.
  • You will have a group presentation on April 8th. If you/your family are planning to be out of town, you must tell me ASAP! I will need to create an alternative assignment for you starting next week.

Day 1: Monday will be the FINAL work day for your ALWG summative essay. You essay is due Monday March 25th to Google Classroom and by 11:59pm.

Day 2 & 3: The rest of the week will be spent working on a web-quest about the Islamic Revolution from 1979. This will lead us into our reading of Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. All details will be posted on Google Classroom.

Day 4: Once again, our last day of the week will be devoted to independent reading. We will meet in the library and you will have the opportunity to choose any book you would like….but, you will have 6+ weeks to read the book, so I highly encourage you to challenge yourself! If you finish your book before the end of the quarter, you will be required to start reading a second book! As always, I can make suggestions on what books to read, but you have also gotten tons of recommendations in quarters 1, 2, and 3.


12th Grade


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We will meet in the library each day and your goal is to have a rough recording of your podcast by the end of the week. Make sure you have Anchor App downloaded!

On Friday, we will continue our discussion about Little Bee, with a focus on chapters three and four. This week you must bring a current event with you (or post as the directions state) to share with the group!


The Week Ahead: March 18 to March 22, 2019


We made it! We are officially in the final descent of the school year!

It is NOT time to start slacking off; it is time to start working harder!


Day 1 & Day 2: You should enter class on Monday with an outline of your thesis and main topics (or sub claims) of your body paragraphs! It’s time to write, and write, and write some more. Last week we spent a lot of time learning about our ALWG summative assessment, which can be found on Google Classroom. By the time you enter class on Day 3, you should have a completed draft!

Day 3: PEER EDITING! This is SUPER important, so make sure you come to class with a draft to share!

Day 4: This will be your final in-class writing day! Your essay is due Sunday by 11:59pm to Google Classroom and


Monday: Guess what? You’ll be writing and scripting! I will also be handing out your new book and the reading procedures for it!

Tuesday: You will share your script with a peer so that you can get feedback! Your homework will be to edit it based on the feedback that you receive.

Thursday: Time to finally start recording…hopefully!

Friday: We will have a mini coffee house discussion and then you will have the rest of class to work on recording your podcast! Your goal is to have a rough recording by next Thursday, March 28th!


The Week Ahead: March 11 to 15, 2019

And that’s a wrap! This week closes out quarter three!

All late work (for freshmen and seniors) is due to me by 3pm on March 13th, 2019. I WILL NOT accept anything after that point. It will be a zero. This is a non-negotiable.

Freshmen, if you have a grammar quiz that you would like to make up, sign up using this link. Please understand that if you want to take a quiz, you must sign up in advance, and if you don’t show up at the designated time, then you DO NOT get to take the quiz. Also recognize that if you did not complete the practice on time for any of the sets of commonly confused words, then you forfeited your right to take a makeup quiz.


Day 1:

  • Read Chapters 20 & 21 together of A Long Way Gone in class.For homework, you will complete a reflection on Google Classroom.

Day 2:

  • You will be learning about our summative assessment for A Long Way Gone and we will start brainstorming your topics. For homework, you will choose a prompt that you will respond to through your summative assessment.

Day 3:

  • We will continue to discuss the summative assessment and how to research for evidence. For homework, you will brainstorm how to connect your topic to the book.

Day 4:

  • You will be researching and outline your summative assessment in class.


Note: Specifics for the project will be posted on Google Classroom on Monday. 



On Monday, we will be looking at how to brainstorm sounds and then how to incorporate them. You will also continue to outline and story map your podcast. Your goal will be to start writing out a script by Tuesday or Thursday. I would love if we can start recording by Friday, but we will take it day-by-day and see how the week goes!



The Week Ahead: March 4th to 8th, 2019

Let’s jump right in this week….

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Day 1:

We will start class on Monday with a quiz on your second list of commonly confused words. I emailed many of you because you had not started your practice yet on NoRedInk. Make sure you are working on it! After you finish, you will take a diagnostic for your final list of commonly confused words.

The rest of the class will be spent working on your independent reading project. This is due on Wednesday by 11:59pm to Google Classroom. Late assignments will not be accepted!

Day 2:

We will move into conclusion paragraphs on day two! We are almost ready to put together a WHOLE essay.

We will finally get to talk about your PSAT scores and I am going to give you some tools for what you can do to prepare for your next PSAT in the fall.

Your homework will be to read chapters 18 & 19 in ALWG. No roles this time. Just read and be prepared to talk about it!

Day 3:

Since you will have read 18 & 19, you will be ready to read 20 & 21 together in class. We will read and discuss the end of the book together!

Your homework will be to PRACTICE for your independent reading PRESENTATIONS!

Day 4:

We will wrap up the week by listening to everyone’s book presentations! I cannot wait to add some new books to my list of books to be read one day!


Monday & Tuesday: Work days for your annotated bibliography. It is DUE on Friday, March 8th by 11:59pm to Google Classroom &!

Thursday: We will start planning out your podcast structure. I will give you strategies and ideas on how to plan and structure your podcast.

Friday: You will use the class time on Friday to continue planning and outlining your podcast!