• Monday, May 20-24

    Posted by Suzanne Laggenbauer on 5/20/2019

    Homework:

     

    Monday, 5/20:

    Today in class we evaluated an argument's use of evidence. We also reviewed for the Reading EOG; today's focus was close reading.

    1. No Homework!

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  • Monday, May 13- 17

    Posted by Suzanne Laggenbauer on 5/13/2019

    Homework:

     

    Monday, 5/13:

    Today in class we are using close reading strategies to determine the details of the AAP recommendation for children's screen time. We are also doing EOG review: our focus today is poetry.

    1. No Homework!

     

    Tuesday, 5/14:

    Today in class we are close reading a new article about the brain: "Beyond the Brain".  We are also doing EOR review: our focus today is poetry.

    1. No Homework!

     

    Thursday, 5/15:

    Today in class we are reviewing argumentative essays and their reasoning. We are also doing EOG review: our focus today is poetry.

    1. No Homework!

     

    Friday, 5/16:

    Today in class we did the NC Test Tutorial to practice using the online features that will be available during our EOG tests. We also did an EOG review; our focus today was on close reading and test-taking strategies.

    1. No Homework!

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  • Monday, April 6- Friday, April 10

    Posted by Suzanne Laggenbauer on 5/6/2019

    L.A. Announcements:

     

    1. End of Unit #1 Assessment is Wednesday, 5/8.

     

    Homework:

     

    Monday, 5/6:

    Today in class we read "Growing Up Digital". 

    1. Review Quizlet for vocabulary that will be on the End of Unit #1 Assessment on Wednesday, 5/8.

     

    Tuesday, 5/7:

    Today in class we answered text dependent questions over "Growing Up Digital". We also worked on Main Idea/ Supporting Ideas and vocabulary in preparation for tomorrow's assessment.

    1. Quizlet

    2. Main Idea/Supporting Ideas

     

    Wednesday, 5/8:

    Today in class we began our End of Unit #1 Assessment.

    1. No Homework!

     

    Thursday, 5/9:

    Today in class we finished our End of Unit #1 Assessment

    1. No Homework!

     

    Friday, 5/10:

    Today in class we read and discussed the AAP's (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommendation for children's use of screen time. 

    1. Finish your portion of the reading.

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  • April 29- May 3

    Posted by Suzanne Laggenbauer on 4/29/2019

    L.A. Announcements:

     

    1. All missing work is due by Tuesday, 4/30.

     

    Homework:

     

    Monday, 4/29:

    Today in class we read Excerpt 2 of "The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution".

    1. Read Excerpt 3 of "The Digital Revolution..."

     

    Tuesday, 4/30:

    Today in class we read Excerpt 3 and 4 of "The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution".

    1. No Homework!

     

    Thursday, 5/2:

    Today in class we read Excerpt 4 of "The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution". As the vocabulary used in this module is very domain-specific (science-related), we spend class time defining some of the new words we are encountering.

    1. Finish defining vocabulary.

     

    Friday, 5/3:

    Today in class we read Excerpt 5 of "The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution". Our End of Unit #1 Assessment will be next Wednesday. Vocabulary will be included on the assessment. Here is the link to a Quizlet that features the words that will be on your test.

    1. No Homework!

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  • Monday, April 22-26

    Posted by Suzanne Laggenbauer on 4/23/2019

    L.A. Announcements:

     

     

    1. Mid-Unit #1 Assessment is Wednesday, 4/24.

     

     

    Homework:

     

    Tuesday, 4/23:

    Today in class we practiced for our Mid-Unit #1 Assessment. Students watched a video and analyzed it for Main Idea and Supporting Ideas. This is the same skill they will be asked to complete for their assessment tomorrow.

    1. Summarizing Main Idea and Supporting Details (p.39)

     

    Wednesday, 4/24:

    Today in class we took Mid-Unit #1 Assessment.

    1. Summarize Your Learning (p.42)

     

    Thursday, 4/25:

    Today in class we finished Mid-Unit #1 Assessment.

    1. No Homework!

     

    Friday, 4/26:

    Today in class we continued to read about "The Digital Revolution and the Adolescent Brain Evolution"

    1. No Homework!

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  • Monday, April 8- Friday, April 12

    Posted by Suzanne Laggenbauer on 4/8/2019

    L.A. Announcements:

     

    1. Children's book on Frederick Douglass is due at the beginning of the period on Wednesday, 4/10.

     

    2. Student Led Conferences will be held Wednesday, 4/10.

     

    3. Due to our DRMS server upgrade, there will be no wifi on campus Monday, 4/15 and Tuesday, 4/16.

     

    Homework:

     

    Monday, 4/8:

    Today in class students continue to work on their children's book over Frederick Douglass. I have adjusted the due date based upon student progress for this project.

    1. Children's Book on Frederick Douglass due Wednesday.

     

    Tuesday, 4/9:

    Today in is our last day in class to work on the children's book on Frederick Douglass.

    1. Children's book on Frederick Douglass due tomorrow at the beginning of the period.

     

    Wednesday, 4/10:

    Frederick Douglass children's books are due today! We shared our children's books in small groups today. Students also spent time preparing for tonight's Student Led Conferences.

    1. Student Led Conferences- No Homework!

     

    Thursday, 4/11:

    Today in class we are beginning Module 4: This Is Your Brain- Plugged In. Students began to list domain-specific vocabulary (science-related) for the module. We also read the article: "Teens and Decision Making: What Brain Science Reveals".

    1. Informational Text Structure Map Graphic Organizer" (p.6)

     

    Friday, 4/12:

    Today in class we are exploring the structure of an informational text by locating the main idea, background, and supporting details from the article "The Teen Brain: It's Just Not Grown Up Yet".

    1. Student Led Conferences. Children's book over Frederick Douglass due Monday. 

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  • Monday, April 1- Friday, April 5

    Posted by Suzanne Laggenbauer on 4/1/2019

    L.A. Announcements:

     

    1. Children's books on Frederick Douglass are due Monday, 4/8. We will be sharing our children's books with the class as well.

     

    Homework:

     

    Monday, 4/1:

    Today in class we discussed the rubric for our children's book over Frederick Douglass. After self-reflecting on how our books compare to the rubric, we made an action plan for improvements. We began our second draft of our children's book.

    1. Finish Second Draft of children's book over Frederick Douglass.

     

    Tuesday, 4/2:

    Today in class we reviewed using commas with adjectives. Students received their Mid-Unit #3 assessment; part 2. Retests will be 4/3- 4/9. As students finished their second draft of their children's book over Frederick Douglass, I provided feedback.

    1. Make any revisions to second draft of children's book over Frederick Douglass.

     

    Wednesday, 4/3:

    Today in class we wrote the Author's Note and Dedication for our children's books and formatted the pages. Students that have had their children's book reviewed by Ms. Laggenbauer began typing.

    1. Make any revisions to second draft of children's book over Frederick Douglass.

    2. Book is due at the beginning of class on Monday, 4/8.

     

    Thursday, 4/4:

    Today in class students should be typing the final draft of their children's book. 

    1. Make any revisions to second draft of children's book over Frederick Douglass.

    2. Book due date has been changed to the beginning of class on Tuesday, 4/9.

     

    Friday, 4/5:

    Today in class students should continue to type their final draft of their children's book.

    1. Make any revisions to second draft of children's book over Frederick Douglass.

    2. Book due date has been changed to the beginning of class on Tuesday, 4/9.

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  • Monday, March 4- Friday, March 8

    Posted by Suzanne Laggenbauer on 3/4/2019

    L.A. Announcements:

    1. Performance Task is Monday, 3/4.

    2. Mid-Unit #3 Assessment (part 2) is Tuesday, 3/5.

    3. Story Board of Children's book (rough draft #1) ALL PAGES is due by Friday.

     

    Homework:

     

    Monday, 3/4:

    Today in class students made revisions based off of Friday's Writer's Roundtable discussion. Students also worked on adding sensory details in their writing.

    1. Review for tomorrow's Mid-Unit #3 Assessment (part 2)--workbook #2 pages 3 and 103

     

    Tuesday, 3/5:

    Today in class students took their Mid-Unit #3 Assessment (part 2). 

    1. Finish Story Boards for pages 1 and 2 of your children's book. (pages 35-38 in your workbook)

     

    Wednesday, 3/6:

    Today in class students worked on their Story Boards for pages 3-5 of their children's book. (pages 39 and 40 and then switch to notebook paper)

    1. Finish Story Boards for pages 3-5 of your children's book. (pages 39 and 40 in your workbook- then switch to notebook paper) All Story Boards are due Friday at the beginning of class for peer editing!

     

    Thursday, 3/7:

    Today in class students worked on their Story Boards for pages 1-6 of their children's book. The students who are finished with their 1st draft began peer editing.

    1. Finish 1st draft of your children's book.

     

    Friday, 3/8:

    Today in class students had a mini-lesson on Dialogue and Figurative Language. An opportunity for peer revision was provided. Students began the 2nd draft of their children's book.

    1. Have a wonderful Track Out!

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  • Monday, February 25- Friday, March 1

    Posted by Suzanne Laggenbauer on 2/25/2019

    L.A. Announcements:

     

    1. Mid-Unit #3 Assessment (part 1) on Friday, 3/1.

     

    Homework:

     

    Monday, 2/25:

    Today in class students discussed the difference between a summary and a narrative in preparation of writing our children's books about the Frederick Douglass.

    1. Bring in picture books.

     

    Tuesday, 2/26:

    Today in class students completed a scavenger hunt using the picture books they brought into class. In preparation for writing our own children's books over the life of Frederick Douglass, students found pieces of the narrative arc (setting, main characters, central conflict, etc...).

    1. Reread your chosen excerpt (1-6) for your children's book. Underline sentences within the excerpt to borrow for your children's book that give character development, sensory details, and dialogue. 

     

    Wednesday, 2/27:

    Today in class students finished their Children's Book Scavenger Hunt and began planning their own children's book.

    1. 2/5 pages of Children's Book Plan. (All 5 are due by the beginning of class on Friday.)

     

    Thursday, 2/28:

    Today in class students are working on their Children's Book Plan. They will also begin to prepare for Friday's Writer's Roundtable assessment.

    1. Prepare for Mid-Unit #3 Assessment: Writer's Roundtable

    2. Finish pages 1-5 in Children's Book Plan.

    3. Putting Sentences Together (p.12)

     

    Friday, 3/1:

    Today in class students will participate in their Mid-Unit #3 Assessment (part 1), the Writer's Roundtable.

    1. No Homework!

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  • Monday, February 18- Friday, February 22

    Posted by Suzanne Laggenbauer on 2/18/2019

    L.A. Announcements:

    1. We are starting our explanatory essay over Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

    2. Explanatory Essay is due Monday, 2/25.

     

    Homework:

     

    Monday, 2/18:

    Today in class we discussed the Introduction and Body Paragraph #1 of the explanatory essay over Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass.

    1. Combining Sentences (p.104)

    2. Finish Introduction and Body Paragraph #1 of essay.

     

    Tuesday, 2/19:

    Today in class we explored the rubric that will be used to grade the explanatory essay over Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Students began work on Body Paragraph #2 and the conclusion.

    1. Finish Body Paragraph #2 and Conclusion.

     

    Wednesday, 2/20:

    Today in class students finished and revised their Essay Planner. Students finished with the Essay Planner had the opportunity to do Peer Revisions.

    1. Write Rough Draft of essay on notebook paper. (skip lines)

     

    Thursday, 2/21:

    Today in class students will begin typing their final draft of the essay we've worked on all week.

    1. Finish Essay Planner and Rough Draft.

     

    Friday, 2/22:

    Today in class students will finish typing their final draft of the explanatory essay.

    1. Finish essay. Essay Planner, Rough Draft and Final Draft are due on Monday.

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