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Densmore Weekly Plans for English I: 2/8 - 3/5

Hello RSU 14, 
 
If you need access to student/class materials, please contact me directly at ndensmore@grsu14.org, or ask your student to show you our Google Classroom.
 
* All Semester I work was due 1/29.
* Students working from home for ANY reason must meet with me once weekly for formative and instruction purposes!
 
 
--Nicole Densmore

English I: Week of 2/1 - 2/5

Essential Skills:

Argumentative Writing: SWBAT support analysis claims using substantive evidence and valid reasoning.
Reading Comprehension: SWBAT apply reading comprehension strategies (previewing, chunking, summarizing) to a variety of texts.
 

Essential Question:

 

 

How are the processes of teaching and learning similar and different from one another?

Is all communication, fundamentally, persuasive?

 
 

Questions you can ask your student at home/for deeper thinking:

 

 

How do you know what your needs (versus wants)

are?

 

 
 

Learning Activities this week: IN CLASS

===> M 2/8 and T 2/9:
Review unit plan, how to find your next read, visit the library, start Writer's Workshop: Topic and Theme (f)
DUE NEXT CLASS: Read at least 10 pages in your book, complete Book Log,
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===> W 2/10 and TH 2/11:
Book It time!, finish Writer's Workshop: Topic and Theme (f)
DUE NEXT CLASS: Read to at least page 20 in your book, complete a CYO journal entry (f)
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===> M 2/22 and T 2/23:
Book It time! Writer's Workshop: read or write one REQUIRED journal entry (f)
DUE NEXT CLASS: Read to at least page 30 in your book, write one REQUIRED journal entry (f)
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===> W 2/24 and TH 2/25:
Book It time! Writer's Workshop: read or write CYO journal entry (f)
DUE NEXT CLASS: Read to at least page 40 in your book, complete a CYO journal entry (f)
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===> M 3/1 and T 3/2:
Writer's Workshop: MLA practice, complete the other REQUIRED journal entry, explain Peer Edit (s)
DUE NEXT CLASS: Read to at least page 50 in your book, write one REQUIRED journal entry (f)
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===> W 3/3 and T 3/4:
Writer's Workshop: finish Peer Edit (s), submit AT LEAST two POLISHED REQUIRED entries, SUBMIT MLA CITATION
 
 

Learning Activities: AT HOME

READING DEADLINES: COMPLETE LOG FOR READING GOALS
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TO P. 10: W 2/10 and TH 2/11
TO P. 20: M 2/22 and T 2/23
TO P. 30: W 2/24 and TH 2/25
TO P. 40 M 3/1 and T 3/2
TO P. 50 W 3/3 and T 3/4
 
WRITING DEADLINES
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FORMATIVES
CYO entry due: M 2/22 and T 2/23
Required entry due: W 2/24 and TH 2/25
CYO entry due: M 3/1 and T 3/2
Required entry due: W 3/3 and T 3/4
 
SUMMATIVES
W 3/3 and T 3/4: Draft of Reader Recommendation and Real Life Connections
F 3/5 by 11:59 pm: ALL POLISHED ENTRIES DUE
 

Densmore Weekly Plans for English III: 2/8- 3/5

Hello RSU 14, 
 
If you need access to student/class materials, please contact me directly at ndensmore@grsu14.org, or ask your student to show you our Google Classroom!
 
==> NWEA Testing must be completed by Thursday, 2/4 at 1:56 pm. 
 
==> Fridays are by appointment or request during class time or anytime in the afternoon.
 
--Nicole Densmore

English III: 2/8 - 3/5

Essential Skills:

 
SWBAT= Student will be able to
 
Informational Writing: SWBAT communicate and explain complex ideas and opinions.
Research: SWBAT use materials responsibly, efficiently, and ethically to complete my project.
Reading Comprehension: SWBAT apply reading comprehension strategies (previewing, chunking, summarizing) to a variety of texts.
 
 

Essential Question:

 

    

What makes an idea controversial?
How can humor be used to criticize effectively?
 
 
 

Questions you can ask your student at home/for deeper thinking:

WHICH TYPE OF IRONY IS MOST EFFECTIVE?
 

Learning Activities and Materials: IN CLASS

 
T 2/9: Finish NWEA, Where do YOU experience satire? Read Satire Introduction and Reading Check (f)
TH 2/11: Satire Writer's Workshop: finish Satire Introduction and Reading Check, review Satire Introduction and Reading Check as a class, Small groups or on your own: Satire Practice (f)
T 2/23: Share examples of hyperbole and irony from the article you read, look at project exemplars, brainstorm ideas/topics for your satire, Start JoJo Rabbit
TH 2/25: Satire Writer's Workshop: begin your WHS satire (f), watch JoJo Rabbit, discussion questions
T 3/2: Satire Writer's Workshop: Turn in Satire Draft (s) watch JoJo Rabbit, discussion questions (f)
T 3/4: Satire Writer's Workshop: Apply feedback to draft; edit, revise, submit Polished Satire (s); finish JoJo Rabbit and ask yourself: Is this satire?
 
 

Learning Activities and Materials: AT HOME

-FINISH INTRO TO SATIRE READING COMPREHENSION CHECK
-POLISH SATIRE
 -BORROW DVD AND FINISH MOVIE AT HOME* (IN NEEDED)
 

Assessments:

NWEA Testing (s)

 
 
Phone:
(207) 892-1810
 
Email: ndensmore@grsu14.com
 
Office Hours:
Fridays from 9 - 11 am 
 
Club Meetings:
Wednesdays and Fridays, remotely