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New York Times HERE
Kent District Library HERE
You GOTTA READ! FUN video about READING! click HERE
a day to read aloud!
GOOGLE BOOKS: http://books.google.com/
ACCELERATED READER Book Finder Website: http://www.arbookfind.com/
Informational Text in the form of your Social
Studies textbook: HERE
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Literary Glossary - Online!
Free eBooks online at Project Gutenberg HERE
Grade Independent Reading
Reading books can go with you to every class.
when you have a minute or two of waiting!
when you are finished with a test!
Your best friend IRB
likes to go wherever you go!!!
for the FUN of it!
are asked to read ONE
book PER TRIMESTER.
tell Mrs. Sochacki the title and author of the books you chose.
the first book, please have this filled in by
finished reading a book, students will complete a project.
have your project chosen by 2012 and completed by 2012 .
your book to enjoy it, talk about it with friends. Analyze it, critique it,
question it, challenge it, think about it and wonder about it!
THE WESTING GAME
BY Ellen Raskin
PROJECT - Independent
book is a puzzle, a mystery, a 'whodunit' challenge for your to ponder
An interesting website -The Westing Heirs -
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Page 3 Vocabulary for CH 5, 6 & 7
Collaborative effort in-class on Fri 9/14/2012
Chapt 5 (page 4) questions answered DUE M 9/17/2012
Chapt 6 (page 4) questions answered DUE W 9/19/2012
Chapt 7 (page 4) questions answered DUE W 9/19/2012
Quiz CH 5, 6 & 7 W 9/19/2012
Chapt 8 (page 5) questions answered Due TH 9/20/2012
Chapt 9 (page 7) questions answered DUE F 9/21/2012
Chapt. 10 pages 8 & 9 DUE M 9/24/2012
Clues Sheet page 10 DUE T 9/25/2012
Chapt. 12 page 11 DUE W 9/26/2012
Chapt. 13 & 14 page 12 DUE TH 9/27/2012
Chapt. 15, 16, 17 Vocabulary PAGE 13 - TOGETHER IN-CLASS TH 9/27/2012
Sequencing Events - Page 14 DUE F 9/28/2012
Getting the Main Idea- Page 15 DUE F 9/28/2012
Using Cloze Reading and Matching Synonyms - Page 16 DUE F 9/28/2012
Chapt. 21 - Pages 17 & 18 DUE M 10/1/2012
Chapt. 22 & 23 - Pages 18 & 19 DUE T 10/2/2012
Determining Cause & Effect and Evaluating What You Need page 20 DUE W 10/3/2012
Remembering Details - Page 21 DUE W 10/3/2012
Chapt. 24, 25, 26 Pages 22, 23 24 DUE TH 10/4/2012
Making an Outline - Page 25 and Who Are They Page 26 DUE F 10/5/2012
Partners - Page 27 and The Westing Connection - Page 28 DUE M 10/8/2012
Characterizing Quotes - Page 29 in-class on T 10/9/2012
Oh, Windy - Page 30 - in-class on T 10/9/2012
If... - Page 31 DUE T 10/9/2012
Clues - Page 32 Clues - Page 33 DUE W 10/10/2012
PROJECT - to be announced
What are the problems facing the
charcters in the 1960's on a personal level?
... on a cultural level?
... within our country at that
Have these things changed in the
past 50 years?
What do we a s a nation and
culture do to overcome these probelsm?
As Catholics, what are we called
to do as we live our faith?
What do the Catholic social
Justice Teachings call us to do?
Catholic Social Justice Teachings
1 - Introduce book and read Chapt. 1, begin Character Chart, Read aloud on
1- answer study guide questions and comprehension questions for Chapter 1 DUE
Day 2 Chapt 2 & 3, should have read and answered study guide questions and
questions AND c
Activity #3 Vocabulary for Chapters 1-2 DUE
ON FRI 11/30/2012
Day 3 - Quiz CH 1& 2 - vocab on quiz: fiery, resignedly, rebellious,
nonchalantly, vaguely, incredulous, suspicious, stalked, irresistable,
MON 12/ 3 /2012
Day 4 - Due - Chapt 4 & 5, should have read and answered study guide questions
and comprehension questions DUE WED 12/5/2012
Day 5 - Due - Chapt 6 & 7, should have read and answered study guide questions
and comprehension questions DUE FRI 12/7/2012
Day 6 - Due - Chapt 8 & 9, should have read and answered study guide questions
and comprehension questions DUE MON 12/10/2012
Day 7 - Quiz CH 3-9 vocab on quiz: hysterics, inhalation, ruefully, racking,
gorged, mimic, indignant, divert, fiend, falter ON
Day 8 - Due - Chapt 10&11, should have read and answered study
guide questions and comprehension questions DUE WED
Day 9 - Due - Chapt 12, should have read and answered study guide
questions and comprehension questions , begin In Class - story analysis DUE
Day 10 - In Class discussion and charting of plot on
Day 11 - end of book discussion, review study guide and vocab
on TUES 12/18/2012
Day 12 - end of the book test, end of the book essays due
DUE WED 12/19/2012
Match review game: http://www.quia.com/mc/1946612.html?AP_rand=726475854
Gang Related Articles
The FBI National Report on Gangs 2009 - link to PDF - HERE
The National Gang Center - HERE
West Side Story
- official website HERE
Romeo and Juliet
by Shakespeare - free - HERE
______ TH 2/7/2013 Dictionary Digs Ch. 1 – 4
______ F 2/8/2013 Chapter Questions Ch. 1 & 2
______ M 2/11/13 "Comfort Collections" – to be completed on your own and
shared in class
______ T 2/12/13 Chapter Questions Ch. 3 & 4
______ W 2/13/13 Dictionary Digs Ch. 5 - 6
______ TH 2/14/13 Chapter Questions Ch. 5 & 6
______ F 2/15/13 "The Bicycle Rule" - to be completed on your own and shared
______ M 2/18/13 Chapter Questions Ch. 7 & 8
______ T 2/19/13 "Sentence Sense" (Vocab from Ch 1-8)
______ W 2/20/13 Dictionary Digs Ch. 9 -15
______ TH 2/21/13 Chapter Questions Ch. 9 & 10
______ F 2/22/13 Chapter Questions Ch. 11 & 12
______ M 2/25/13 "Natural Habitats" - to be completed on your own and shared
______ T 2/26/13 Chapter Questions Ch. 13 & 14
______ TH 2/28/13 Chapter Questions Ch. 15 & 16
______ F 3/1/13 "Relatives" - to be completed on your own and shared in class
______ M 3/4/13 Dictionary Digs Ch 16 - 23
______ T 3/5/13 Chapter Questions Ch. 17 & 18
______ W 3/6/13 "Books" - to be completed on your own and shared in class
______ TH 3/7/13 Chapter Questions Ch. 19 & 20
______ M 3/11/13 Chapter Questions Ch. 21, 22, & 23
______ T 3/12/13 "Growing Up, Two Concepts" - to
be completed on your own and shared in class
______ W 3/13/13 "Synonyms and Antonyms"
______ TH 3/14/13 "Jonas" - to be completed on your own and shared in class
Review F 3/15/13
TEST T 3/19/13
INDEPENDENT READING BOOK PROJECT
Grade Independent Reading Book (I.R.B.) Project - Second Trimester
For the main
character of your chosen book, you are to fill out an employment application.
The information you know about the main character from reading the book should
be used. For the information not concretely stated in the book, try to infer
it from the main character's experiences. Use your imagination and logical
conclusions about the main character to fill in the remainder. Colleges and
places of employment may be imaginary but the names of these institutions or
places would correlate with the places and events in your IRB. For example,
writing about Ponyboy Curtis from The Outsiders would require
imagination down the road after the book. His previous work experience might
be working at Sodapop's Car Shop where he specialized in engine lubrication (a
'greasey' job). He also can add that he graduated from high school - unlike
many of his friends. Maybe he was valedictorian. Based on the story, draw
logical conclusions about what might be that character's accomplishments.
Use the form
EMAILED TO YOU. It has grey boxes where you can simply fill in the
information. Save the document and print it. Note that the application is two
pages. Please include the book title and author under the signature line on
the back. Your student name goes on the top, right corner where “Student
Name:” is located. Click on that title and add your name. Have fun! Be
Application is due??????????
by Seymour Reit
PDF of the Student Packet is available for download HERE
Introduce Book on THUR 3/21/2013
Walk through the Timeline from the Smithsonian - Civil War at
150 - HERE
Read about a few women spies of the Civil War - HERE
Federal Resources for Education - Civil War - HERE
Section One DUE F 3/22/2013
Section Two DUE Mon 3/25/13
Section Three DUE WED 3/27/13
Section Four DUE MON 4/8/13
Section Five DUE WED 4/10/13
Crossword DUE TH 4/11/13
Whole Book Test ON F 4/12/13
of Thunder, Hear My Cry
by Mildred D. Taylor
WHOLE PACKET LINK HERE
begin FRIDAY, April 12, 2013
- T 4/23/13 P4 &P5 Dictionary Digs DUE
- F 4/26/13 CH 1, 2, 3, Learning Log questions DUE
- TUES 4/30/13 CH 4,5,6
Learning Log questions
- W 5/1/13 P9 & P10 Dictionary Digs
- TH 5/2/13 P13 "Great
Depression" to be completed online in-class together
- FRI 5/3/13 CH 7, 8, 9
Learning Log questions
TURN IN LOCATION
- TUES 5/7/13 CH 10, 11, 12 Learning Log questions
TURN IN LOCATION HERE
- WED 5/8/13 P17 "School 1933 & NOW" in-class
- THUR 5/9/13 P18 School Bus of Future
- FRI 5/10/13 in-class together Packard Research
AND then P19 "Uncle Hammer's Packard" share in-class
- MONDAY 5/13/13 CREATIVE PROJECTS DUE and PRESENT
- TUES 5/14/13 "Same Place, Same Time, Two
Different Men" in-class together
- WED 5/15/13 LITERARY ANALYSIS IN CLASS
WHOLE BOOK TEST CHANGED TO MONDAY, MAY
But My Life
by - (One Survivor Remembers)
Practice summarizing and identifying
important details and unneccessary details:
Fifteen (15) Poems you
can write right now!
National Poetry Month is
30 Days of Poetry
the Interactive RAVEN
More on Poe and Literary
scary devices http://www.weeklyreader.com/poe/