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10/20: read for twenty minutes at least. Write a questioning response. Use the sentence starters given in class (also below). For questions, consider a question that you would ask the author.
Sentence starters: A question that I would ask is...because...A related quote would be, "..." (Last #). This quote shows...

10/19: read for twenty minutes at least. Write how one of your unit 3 vocabulary words applies to your reading; think about how a word may apply to a character, tone, mood, setting, conflict, etc. Follow the prompt suggestions on your previous vocabulary application paper (you received this back in class if you did it before the last quiz). Also, STUDY FOR YOUR VOCABULARY QUIZ! Prefixes and vocabulary words!
Sentence starters: The vocabulary word that best applies to my text is...I picked this word because...A quote to show this would be, "..." (Last #). This quote shows...This connects to the vocabulary word because...

10/16: read for twenty minutes at least. Write a connection response. Follow the sentence starters below to help if needed. 

10/13: read for twenty minutes at least. Write a connection response. This is described and modeled in your active reading strategy booklet. If you can't find your booklet, think about a part in your text that you connect to or relate to. This can be a feeling that you've had or a similar situation (most of you will connect to a feeling, probably not the same type of situation. Example: a time when you have felt betrayed or scared or proud). Give a quote to show the part of the text that you connect to, then explain your connection (can be  a personal experience, book, movie, etc.), then explain how this helps you to understand the text better. Sentence starters: I connected to the part where...The quote to show this is, "..." (Author #). This quote shows...My connection to this quote is...This helped me to understand better that...[connect back to original text].

10/12: read for twenty minutes at least. Chose a reading strategy response to complete in your composition book (prediction, visualization, or clarifying). Study for your active reading strategy quiz tomorrow. Review the study guide completed in class or look through your composition book. For the quiz, you will read an excerpt and write three responses--prediction, visualizing, and clarifying. 

10/11: read for twenty minutes at least. Complete a last clarifying response. Look at recommendations below. Look at previous responses with comments. Look at booklet with models and active reading checklists and steps. Quiz on Friday for all three strategy types. Finish NoRedInk review of parts of speech.

10/6: read for twenty minutes at least. Complete a clarifying response. 1) What is an area that could be clearer--this could be something the author does not explain well or a good discussion question. 2) What quote lead you to this question or helps you answer it? 3) Attempt to clarify by giving at least one possible answer to the question. NOREDINK part of speech review pathway due by the end of class on Wednesday. Continue work on it as needed.

10/5: read for twenty minutes. Apply one vocabulary word from your unit 2 list. Complete the SEMR sheet given out in class (look back at the previous version of this that you did for unit one for ideas). Study for the vocabulary quiz.

10/3 and 10/4: Read for twenty minutes. Complete a prediction response in your composition book (look at your active reading strategies booklet and your previous three responses for prediction--Quiz on visualization / prediction / clarifying next Thursday). Sentence starter for prediction: After reading, I predict...I predict this based on, "..." (Author #). This quote shows...which led me to predict that...This would bring me to the (exposition / rising action / climax / falling action / denouement or conclusion) because...

9/29 and 10/2: Read for twenty minutes. Complete a visualization response in your composition book (look at your active reading strategies booklet and your previous three responses for visualization--Quiz on visualization/prediction/clarifying on Oct. 10). Sentence starter for visualization: While reading, I pictured...I pictured this because of the quote, "..." (Author #). This quote shows...This helped me to better understand the (conflict/character/author's craft-->Pick one) because...

9/28: Read for twenty minutes. Pick one sentence with at least five words from your text. For this sentence, over each word, write the possible part of speech over the word (n., v., adj., adv., interj., conj., prep.). If you are stuck with a word, Google or look up in the dictionary to determine the common part of speech for the word. STUDY for the part of speech quiz. There is extra practice with answers provided below. Remember there are notes in your grammar section and links for Quizlet.
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       Extra Practice with Answers

9/25-9/28: Read for twenty minutes. Complete a clarifying response. Basically, ask a discussion question about something in the text that you could explore further or have elaborated on or better explained. Use a quote to show this. Give a possible answer to your discussion question or try to explain for yourself a possible answer to this element that could be clearer. You should always be able to ask questions while reading, even if you understand the material. Consider why/how characters are doing what they are doing or why/how the author is focusing on what s/he is focusing on. Use your active reading strategy booklet for models and ideas. Core 1: use the template reviewed in class.

9/22: Read for twenty minutes. Core 1: identify and write in your composition book one word that you do not know. If you know all of the words, write down a word that you like. Be prepared to share in class. Core 2: identify and write in your composition book one word that you do not know and write a definition. If you know all of the words, pick a word that you like and explain why you like it. 

9/21: Read for twenty minutes. Study for the vocabulary quiz (it will be open note with resources). Core 2 + 3, complete the vocabulary half sheet you received in class.

9/20: Read. Complete the third column for parts of speech. Categorize fifteen words. Try to put at least one in each box.

9/19: Read. Complete a prediction response. 

9/18: Read. Complete a prediction response. 

9/15: Read. Complete a prediction response.

9/14: STUDY FOR QUIZ and read at least twenty minutes. While reading, fill in one column on the part of speech sheet, just like for the ​Jurassic Park​ model column. Categorize at least fifteen words in the column in the correct part-of-speech category. Include page numbers. Every word in the book should fit in one of the boxes. Do your best to put it in the correct box. There are links for practice on Google Classroom and on Resources on this page.

9/13: read at least twenty minutes. While reading, fill in one column on the part of speech sheet, just like for the ​Jurassic Park​ model column. Categorize at least fifteen words in the column in the correct part-of-speech category. Include page numbers. Every word in the book should fit in one of the boxes. Do your best to put it in the correct box.

9/9-9/12: read at least twenty minutes every night and then complete one visualization response. Use the model book that you received for active reading strategies. Use an intro quote, quote, and citation with at least three sentences addressing the strategy.

9/5-9/9: read at least twenty minutes every night and then complete one question from the below list. Answer a different question every night. Responses should be in your composition books. If you do not have your composition books, you may write it on any paper, but if you do not have your composition book to submit with it in class, you will lose one point.
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        Homework Week One

8/30: due Friday, parent or guardian signature page showing that an adult reviewed the course description, NoRedInk letter, and adult-level slip. Parents may contact me if there are questions. Only the first signature is required showing that a parent reviewed the description and knows to contact me about questions.
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NoRedInk Letter for Parents
NoRedInk Presentation for Parents

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