*Note: Please click on specific course pages or e-mail me (vadelmage@vestal.k12.ny.us) for digital copies of most handouts.

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Daily Homework and Announcements

Tuesday, October 17, 2017; Day 4

Today we reviewed strategies (CUCC & HIDDEN) and poetry ("Mother to Son" and "Still I Rise"). We then started working on the Planning Page for the HIDDEN Common Theme Response.
Homework:
1) List F Word Study due 10/20
2) List F Quiz 10/23
3) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/30

Monday, October 16, 2017; Day 3

Today we took the quiz on List E.
Homework:
1) List F Word Study due 10/20
2) List F Quiz 10/23
3) Complete the Rhyme Scheme on p. 59 in Poetry Packet AND answer the questions on p. 60 10/17
4) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/30

Friday, October 13, 2017; Day 2

Today we did a Peer Review of Section 1 Notes for the Fall Fiction Book Report.
Homework:
1) List F Word Study due 10/20
2) List E Quiz 10/16
3) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/16

Thursday, October 12, 2017; Day 1

Today we analyzed the H.I.D.D.E.N. Writing Strategy for written responses. We will use this strategy for all essays this year.
Homework:
1) List E Word Study due 10/13
2) List E Quiz 10/16
3) Share Section 1 of your Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage & your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00PM TONIGHT!
4) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/16

Wednesday, October 11, 2017; Day 6

Today we analyzed three poems, looking closely at poetic devices and how they contribute to the meaning of the poem.
Homework:
1) List E Word Study due 10/13
2) List E Quiz 10/16
3) "I Am From" Poem due to Turnitin.com by 7:00PM TONIGHT!
4) Share Section 1 of your Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage & your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00PM 10/12
5) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/16

Tuesday, October 10, 2017; Day 5

Today we took the quiz on List D.
Homework:
1) List E Word Study due 10/13
2) List E Quiz 10/16
3) Questions, Poetry Packet p. 58 10/11* (There was a typo on the two-week calendar.)
4) "I Am From" Poem due to Turnitin.com by 7:00PM on 10/11
5) Share Section 1 of your Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage & your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00PM 10/12
6) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/16

Thursday, October 5, 2017; Day 4

Today we worked on finishing/formatting Section 1 Notes for the Independent Reading Book Report, with the aid of Chromebooks.
Homework:
1) List E Word Study due 10/13
2) List D Quiz 10/10
3) "I Am From" Poem due to Turnitin.com by 7:00PM on 10/11
4) Share Section 1 of your Fiction Book Report with Mrs. Delmage & your Reading Partner using Google Docs by 7:00PM 10/12
5) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/16

Wednesday, October 4, 2017; Day 3

Today we continued to develop our writing with literary/poetic devices (free verse "I Am From" poems and "Somebody Wanted But So Then" stories), with the aid of Chromebooks.
Homework:
1) List D Word Study due 10/5
2) List D Quiz 10/10
3) "I Am From" Poem due to Turnitin.com by 7:00PM on 10/11
4) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/16

Tuesday, October 3, 2017; Day 2

Today we defined poetry and analyzed a sample free verse poem.
Homework:
1) List D Word Study due 10/5
2) List D Quiz 10/10
3) "I Am From" Poem due to Turnitin.com by 7:00PM on 10/11
4) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/16

Monday, October 2, 2017; Day 1

Today we took the List C quiz.
Homework:
1) List D Word Study due 10/5
2) List D Quiz 10/10
3) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/16

Friday, September 29, 2017; Day 6

Today was an Independent Reading Day.
Homework:
1) List D Word Study due 10/5
2) List C Quiz 10/2
3) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/2

Thursday, September 28, 2017; Day 5

Today we took the STAR Reading Assessment and then independently read for the remaining time in class.
Homework:
1) List C Word Study due 9/29
2) List C Quiz 10/2
3) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/2

Wednesday, September 27, 2017; Day 4

Today we reviewed a handful of literary terms from the Course Pack Glossary. We practiced spotting these terms in context, given a short poetic, satirical video.
Homework:
1) List C Word Study due 9/29
2) List C Quiz 10/2
3) Show Me in a Picture # 2 due 9/28
4) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/2

Tuesday, September 26, 2017; Day 3

Today we reviewed a handful of literary terms from the Course Pack Glossary. We practiced using these terms in our writing, given the Somebody Wanted But So Then stories.
Homework:
1) List C Word Study due 9/29
2) List C Quiz 10/2
3) Show Me in a Picture # 1 due 9/27
4) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/2

Monday, September 25, 2017; Day 2

Today we took the List B quiz.
Homework:
1) List C Word Study due 9/29
2) List C Quiz 10/2
3) Show Me in a Picture # 1 due 9/27
4) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/2

Friday, September 22, 2017; Day 1

Today was our first Independent Reading Day!
Homework:
1) List C Word Study due 9/29
2) List B Quiz 9/25
3) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/2

Thursday, September 21, 2017; Day 6

Today we reviewed expectations for the Fiction Book Report, focusing on Model Notes Pages, Sample Reports, and the Glossary of Literary Terms.
Homework:
1) List B Word Study due 9/22
2) List B Quiz 9/25
3) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/2

Wednesday, September 20, 2017; Day 5

Today we practiced creating each of the four types of notes for the Fiction Book Report, using Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games, chapter one.
Homework:
1) List B Word Study due 9/22
2) List B Quiz 9/25
3) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/2

Tuesday, September 19, 2017; Day 4

Today we reviewed the Fiction Book Report Overview pages (Course Pack, Section 1, pages 2-20).
Homework:
1) List B Word Study due 9/22
2) List B Quiz 9/25
3) Independent Fiction Reading Project Checkpoints Deadlines Signatures 9/20
4) School-Family Compact Signatures 9/20
5) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/2

Monday, September 18, 2017; Day 3

Today we took the List A quiz and began working on List B.
Homework:
1) List B Word Study due 9/22
2) List B Quiz 9/25
3) Independent Fiction Reading Book due for check-in 9/19
4) Independent Fiction Reading Project Checkpoints Deadlines Signatures 9/20
5) School-Family Compact Signatures 9/20
6) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 10/2

Friday, September 15, 2017; Day 2

Today we practiced List A words and received List B. We also worked on the On-Demand Argument Pre-Assessment.
Homework:
1) List B Word Study due 9/22
2) List A Quiz 9/18
3) Independent Fiction Reading Book due for check-in 9/19
4) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 9/18

Thursday, September 14, 2017; Day 1

Today we assembled our Course Pack to take home. We also worked on Bio-Poems (Poetry Unit Packet).
Homework:
1) List A Word Study due 9/15
2) List A Quiz 9/18
3) Independent Fiction Reading Book due for check-in 9/19
4) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 9/18

Wednesday, September 13, 2017; Day 6

Today we submitted our Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then... (SWBST) stories to Turnitin.com.
Homework:
1) List A Word Study due 9/15
2) List A Quiz 9/18
3) Independent Fiction Reading Book due for check-in 9/19
4) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 9/18

Tuesday, September 12, 2017; Day 5

Today we reviewed MLA formatting and typed the basic framework for a creative short story, following the Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then... format. We will submit this typed framework to Turnitin in class tomorrow.
Homework:
1) Course supplies (1-subject notebook, pen/pencil - blue or black ink only, unshared 3-ring binder (1.5 inch), and folder, *optional - highlighters) due 9/13
2) List A Word Study due 9/15
3) List A Quiz 9/18
4) Independent Fiction Reading Book due for check-in 9/19
5) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 9/18

Monday, September 11, 2017; Day 4

Today we reset our network password, created an account on Turnitin.com, joined courses on Schoology, navigated the class website, and browsed the fiction book selection in the library.
Homework:
1) Course supplies (1-subject notebook, pen/pencil - blue or black ink only, unshared 3-ring binder (1.5 inch), and folder, *optional - highlighters) due 9/13
2) List A Word Study due 9/15
3) List A Quiz 9/18
4) Independent Fiction Reading Book due for check-in 9/19
5) Two-week calendar due with signatures on both sides 9/18

Friday, September 8, 2017; Day 3

Today we reviewed the two-week calendar system (remember, you've got a copy of the help guide to help you and your parents navigate this important document). We also had time to begin working on our first academic vocabulary list.

Thursday, September 7, 2017; Day 2
Today we reviewed the course overview/syllabus; please share with parents, sign, and return this document. We also discussed the idea of active learning. In addition to gathering your course supplies, please find a fiction independent reading book.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017; Day 1

It was nice to meet you today. Please start gathering your course supplies (1-subject notebook, pencil/pen - blue or black ink only, unshared 3-ring binder (1.5 inch), and folder; *optional - highlighters).