Lesson plan for periods 2 and 4 for Friday, September 18th:

1. Read novels for 15 minutes

2. Download and fill out the book head heart questions worksheet (found in the assignments folder). Make sure you submit the assignment on the same assignment page.

3. Review genre with this power point: genre-lesson powerpoint.ppt 

*In case you haven't learned it this way before: The genres are the main categories and the subgenres are specific examples of the genres. For example, if you have a book that's fiction, that's the genre. When you explain what kind of fiction it is (realistic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, etc. ) that's the subgenre. So the genre of the Harry Potter books is fiction and the subgenre is fantasy. 

4. At the end of the genre power point are 10 reading passages. Please identify both the genre and the subgenre of each paragraph and send me your answers in an email. Use the Canvas inbox to send your answers! 



Class work for Thursday, 9/17 for my language arts periods 1 and 3:

1. Read novels for 15 minutes

2. Review genre with this power point: genre-lesson powerpoint.ppt 

*In case you haven't learned it this way before: The genres are the main categories and the subgenres are specific examples of the genres. For example, if you have a book that's fiction, that's the genre. When you explain what kind of fiction it is (realistic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, etc. ) that's the subgenre. So the genre of the Harry Potter books is fiction and the subgenre is fantasy. 

3. At the end of the genre power point are 10 reading passages. Please identify both the genre and the subgenre of each paragraph and send me your answers in an email. Use the Canvas inbox to send your answers! 

4. Go to the Discussions tab on Canvas and click on the 'Genre' discussion question. In just one or two sentences, answer the question about genre. You can just type directly into the box after you hit reply and make sure you click 'post reply' at the end. 



9/8/2020
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Welcome to the new school year, students and parents! I'm excited to work with you this year and together we will navigate the unusual circumstances of these first couple of quarters. I will include important announcements on this web page, but please see our Canvas page for the most up-to-date announcements and resources for our class. I will be posting announcements at the top of our Canvas homepage and all assignments and resources will be included on that page as well. You can reach out to me at the following email address:

beusr@pwcs.edu


Virtual Class Schedule:

Period 1 (Tuesday-Friday): 8:30-9:35

Period 2 (Wednesday, Friday): 9:50-11:07

Period 3 (Tuesday, Thursday): 9:50-11:07

Period 4 (Wednesday, Friday) 11:47-1:04

Period 5 (Tuesday, Thursday): 11:47-1:07

*This class will act as office hours time, in which students may come to me or their regular LA teacher for help with LA topics/assignments they're struggling with.  I will have a Zoom meeting scheduled and students may choose whether or not to attend. 

My office hours:

Monday: 1:30-3:00 (See Canvas announcements for zoom link)

Tuesday-Friday: 1:19-3:00 (by appointment only)





SOL Objectives:


7.1 The student will participate in and contribute to conversations, group discussions, and oral presentations.

a)         Use a variety of strategies to listen actively and speak using agreed upon discussion rules with awareness of verbal and nonverbal cues.

b)         Clearly communicate ideas and information orally in an organized and succinct manner.

c)         Ask probing questions to seek elaboration and clarification of ideas.

d)         Participate in collaborative discussions with partners building on others’ ideas.

e)         Make statements to communicate agreement or tactful disagreement with others’ ideas.

f)         Use language and style appropriate to audience, topic, and purpose.        

h)         Work effectively and respectfully within diverse groups.

i)          Exhibit willingness to make necessary compromises to accomplish a goal.

j)          Share responsibility for collaborative work.

7.2       The student will create multi-modal presentations both individually and in a group that effectively communicate ideas.

a)         Select, organize, and create content to complement and extend meaning for a selected topic.

b)         Use effective verbal and nonverbal communication skills to deliver multi-modal presentations.

c)         Use language and vocabulary appropriate to audience, topic, and purpose.

7.3       The student will examine the elements of media literacy.

a)         Identify persuasive/informative techniques used in media.

e)         Craft and publish audience-specific media messages.     

7.4       The student will read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.

b)         Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to expand vocabulary.

c)         Identify and analyze the construction and impact of figurative language.

d)         Identify connotations.

e)         Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among  multiple meanings of words.

f)         Use word-reference materials to determine meanings and etymology.

g)         Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

7.5       The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama.

a)         Describe the elements of narrative structure including setting, character development,  plot, theme, and conflict and how they influence each other.

b)         Identify and explain the theme(s).

c)         Identify cause and effect relationships and their impact on plot.

d)         Differentiate between first and third person point-of-view.

e)         Identify elements and characteristics of a variety of genres.

f)         Compare and contrast various forms and genres of fictional text.

g)         Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and literary devices including figurative language in an author’s style.

h)         Compare/contrast details in literary and informational nonfiction texts.

i)          Make inferences and draw conclusions based on the text.

j)          Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

7.6       The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.

a)         Skim materials using text features including type, headings, and graphics to predict  and categorize information.

b)         Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional  words and phrases. 

c)         Make inferences and draw logical conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence. 

d)         Differentiate between fact and opinion. 

e)         Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.      

f)         Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.

g)         Identify the main idea.

h)         Summarize text identifying supporting details.

i)          Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.

j)          Identify cause and effect relationships.

k)         Organize and synthesize information for use in written and other formats.

l)          Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.

m)        Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

7.7       The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.

a)         Engage in writing as a recursive process.

b)         Choose intended audience and purpose.

c)         Use a variety of pre-writing strategies to generate and organize ideas.

d)         Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.

e)         Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, while maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.

f)         Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that includes a position.         

g)         Clearly state a position and organize reasons and evidence, using credible sources.

i)          Write multi-paragraph compositions with elaboration and unity.

j)          Use transition words and phrases within and between paragraphs.

n)         Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.

7.8       The student will self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.

a)         Choose appropriate adjectives and adverbs to enhance writing.

b)         Use pronoun-antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns.        

c)         Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.

d)         Edit for verb tense consistency and point of view.

e)         Use quotation marks with dialogue and direct quotations.

f)         Use correct spelling for commonly used words.

 7.9       The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources to create a research product.

b)         Collect, organize, and synthesize information from multiple sources.

e)         Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.