Agenda and Assignments

2nd Quarter

January 8-12

Monday: Read from the Collections textbook: Big Rocks’ Balancing Act.

Tuesday: Cite text evidence from Big Rocks’ Balancing Act.

Wednesday: Dictionary scavenger hunt and quiz.

Thursday: Read and annotate “Arch Hunters” from the Close Reader.

Friday: Cite text evidence from “Arch Hunters” from the Close Reader.



January 1-5

Monday: No school

Tuesday: No school

Wednesday: Read and annotate “Polar Dream” from the Close Reader.

Thursday: Cite text evidence from “Polar Dream” from the Close Reader.

Friday: Finish corrections and turn in Science Essays



December 18-19

Monday: Read and annotate “A Christmas Carol” from the Close Reader.

Tuesday: Cite text evidence from “A Christmas Carol” from the Close Reader.

Wednesday: No school! Merry Christmas!

Thursday: No school! Merry Christmas!

Friday: No school! Merry Christmas!



December 11-15

Monday: Take notes on Reference Materials. Homework: Read “Camp 3 1/2” from Peak.

Tuesday: Read “Thirst” from the Scope Magazine. Homework: Read “Camps Five and Six” from Peak.

Wednesday: Cite Text Evidence from “Thirst”. Homework: Read “Top of the World” from Peak.

Thursday: Reference Material Practice. Text Structures Quiz 3. Homework: Read “Down the Mountainside” from Peak.

Friday: Read “Denouement” from Peak together in class. Final activity to culminate the book. No Homework.



December 4-8

Monday: Work on Performance Assessment Essay - Read evidence. Homework: Read “Family History” from Peak.

Tuesday: Work on Performance Assessment Essay - Organize essay with a prewrite. Homework: Read “Unrest” from Peak.

Wednesday: Work on Performance Assessment Essay - Draft essay. Homework: Read “Blink” from Peak.

Thursday: Work on Performance Assessment Essay - Revise and Edit. Homework: Read “Shortcut” from Peak.

Friday: Performance Assessment Essay DUE. Work on final copy in class. No Homework.



November 27 - December 1

Monday: Read “This Apple Could Have Been Saved”. Homework: Read “Secrets” from Peak.

Tuesday: Cite Text Evidence from “This Apple Could Have Been Saved”. Homework: Read “Bear and Bull” from Peak.

Wednesday: IWA. Homework: Read “Camp Four” from Peak.

Thursday: Reference Material Practice. Homework: Read “Arrest” from Peak.

Friday: Text Structures Quiz 2. Introduce new writing assignment. No Homework.



November 13-17

Monday: Performance Assessment Step 2: Informational Writing. Homework: Read “The Twins” and “Rock Rats” from Peak.

Tuesday: Performance Assessment Step 2: Informational Writing. Homework: Read “Bangkok” from Peak.

Wednesday: Performance Assessment Step 2: Informational Writing. Homework: Read “The Summit Hotel” from Peak.

Thursday: Performance Assessment Step 2: Informational Writing. Homework: Read “Gear of the Dead” from Peak.

Friday: Performance Assessment Step 2 DUE: Informational Writing. Work on Text Structures. Homework: Read “Peak Experience” from Peak.



November 6 - 10

Monday: Academic Vocabulary: DETERMINE. Homework: Complete activities for determine on pages 52 and 53 of your Learning Notebook.

Tuesday: Introduce our new novel, Peak. Student presentations about Everest. Homework: Read “A Couple of Stitches” from Peak.

Wednesday: Performance Assessment Step 1: Instruction on Informational Writing. Homework: Read “Circling the Drain” from Peak.

Thursday: Finish Performance Assessment Step 1: Instruction on Informational Writing. Homework: Read “The Twins” from Peak.

Friday: Notes on Text Structures. Homework: Read “Rock Rats” from Peak.



October 30 - November 3

Monday: Close Reader - “Finding Your Everest”. Homework: finish the ANALYZE activities on pages 48-49 of your Learning Notebook.

Tuesday: Close Reader - “Finding Your Everest”. No homework.

Wednesday: Research Mt. Everest and prepare for a short presentation on Monday. No homework.

Thursday: No School

Friday: No School