Weekly Outline for June 1 - 5
Keep Track of Your Work for the 4th Quarter
"The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" by Rod Serling
“Dark They Were and Golden Eyed” short story
Bradbury 13 Radio Play of "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed"
"The Veldt" short story
"The Veldt" read aloud by Stephen Colbert Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Ray Bradbury Theater "The Veldt"
The Last Dog by Kathleen Paterson
4th Quarter Independent Reading Project
Pretend you are any main character in the book. Write in the first person.
Put yourself in the perspective of one of the main characters and write in the first person (use the pronouns I and me). You can be writing in a journal, telling the story to a friend, or writing a letter.
For each entry, describe a major event. Share your perspective as that character, and add details to make the event “come to life” for the reader. Write 2 entries (Honors 3) which are at least half a page long.
Bonus: Include a cover with an image, the title, the author.
Keep track of your work for the 4th Quarter:
Due Friday, April 17
1.________ “Knots in My Yo-Yo String” short responses
2.________ “Where I’m From” poem
3.________ What are you reading for the 4th quarter?
Due Friday, April 24
4.________ Watsons Chapters 1 - 4 short responses
5.________ Enrichment for April 24 (do at least one)
Due Friday, May 1
6.________ Watsons Chapters 5 - 8 short responses
7.________ Enrichment for May 1 (do at least one)
8.________ Castle Learning 20: Comma Usage (take it till you get at least an 80)
Due Friday, May 8
9.________ Watsons Chapters 9 - 12 - short responses
10.________ Castle Learning 21
11. ________ Casey at the Bat
Due Friday, May 15
12.________ Watsons Chapters 13 - epilogue - short responses
13.________ Enrichment for May 15 (do at least one)
Due Friday, May 22
14. ________ Ballad of Birmingham
15. ________ Watsons Film Analysis
16. ________ Watsons Essay - Final draft
Due Friday, May 29
17. _______ Short responses for “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”
18._______ Castle Learning 22 - “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”
(First read, watch, and/or perform “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”)
Due Friday, June 5
19. _______ “Dark They Were, and Golden Eyed” - short responses
Due Friday, June 12
20. _______ Book Report - 2 Journal Entries as a Character in a Novel or Short Story
Bonus Assignment - You need 13 completed assignments total to pass the 4th quarter, but I hope you will do all 20, plus this bonus!
________ End of the year statement for the Classroom Gallery.
Wish your friends and classmates a happy summer.
Share your thoughts about this year overall.
Please contribute to our Classroom Gallery!
Greetings, Students and Families
Thank you to everyone for staying in touch during this transition to distance learning. We will do the best we can to stay connected as a class. Your education and your well-being are very important, so we are going to keep things simple and accessible to all.
Please stay in touch!
Email any questions or comments and we will respond promptly:
Mrs. Gennosa firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Luff email@example.com.
Mrs. Gennosa will be sending Remind messages to keep in touch.
To sign up for Remind, text @gennos to 81010 or Click Here
Please choose at least one of the following activities each week:
Have someone take a picture of you with something you made to eat or a project you made. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it through Remind. I will add it to the Classroom Gallery. Be sure to add a comment about the snack or project you are showing.
Contribute a baby or toddler photo of yourself for a "who's who" challenge. We will run a contest to see how many of your classmates you can identify.
Add to, or start, a journal to record what we all are experiencing. Below are some examples. They are amazing documents to what we are going through. You will want to remember this time, since it will be studied in history for sure. You might want to focus on things you are doing to pass the time and stay positive, how you are struggling at times with all these changes, what you are learning about the world, or anything else.
Examples of entries written by your classmates
Sample journal entry topics
Read the novel you chose for the 4th Quarter Independent Reading Project. Add a quick comment about your book. The book report is due on June 12.
Contribute to our Classroom Gallery with any artwork or poem. Submit your Daily Doodle or your writing to be shared. This is a great way for us to stay connected and positive.
Practice grammar and reading comprehension on Kahn Academy or some of the resources found in the Kahn Academy schedule. Class codes below:
Period 1 - class code X59K8NJ9
Period 2 - class code TBNM6XV3
Period 3 - class code 5XT8B7U9
Period 5 - class code MWE87S8J
Period 7 - class code ZNHTHHT7
Some resources for enrichment:
Daily Doodles with Mo Willems
Free Audible Stories
Free Virtual Tours of 8 Museums
Listen to some great literature. This library of quality audio files is perfect. All of the stories are from our textbook.
For free online books,use https://openlibrary.org or
Resources from Previous Weeks
- May 26 - 29
- May 18 - May 22
- May 11 - 15
- May 4 - May 8
- April 27 - May 1
- April 20 - April 24
- April 13 - April 17
- April 6 - April 10
- March 30 - April 3
The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis
Important Quotes in Watsons
Autobiography: Jerry Spinelli
Read “Staying in the Lines”, from Knots in My Yo-Yo String on your own.
If you have any trouble understanding it, you may Listen to the Audio
Read “War,” from Knots in My Yo-Yo Sting
Watch the 2-minute interview with Jerry Spinelli
Write the one short response for each of the two excerpts
Here is the link to borrow the rest of Spinelli’s book online if you’d like to read more: https://archive.org/details/knotsinmyyoyostr00spin
Where I’m From Poem instructions
- Example from Shane Meeks
- Example from Elizabeth Mendez
“Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto Try to read it on your own.
You may Listen to the Audio after you read the story on your own if you have trouble comprehending the story. (13 minutes)
Write two short responses from the topics about “Seventh Grade”
Reread the poem “Oranges” by Gary Soto
Watch the two short films based on this poem.
Film 1 - a wordless portrayal
Film 2 - an adaptation with a recital of the poem
Read the poem “Nelson the Dog” by Gary Soto
Answer the questions about the two poems.
Read “Broken Chain” by Gary Soto on your own.
If you have trouble comprehending the story, you may Listen to the Audio
Watch the interview with Gary Soto in which he discusses “Broken Chain.”
Write the short response about “Broken Chain”
Read "Dirk the Protector" by Gary Paulsen - If you print it, just print pages 3 - 9 for the story. Read all of the pages, and think about the questions. You do not have to do the activities at the end of the story, but it would be enriching if you want to do them.
You may choose to listen to the audio recording of “Dirk the Protector.”
Watch - Interview with Gary Paulsen
Write - Questions- Think and write about “Dirk the Protector”, the interview with Gary Paulsen, and your own connections.
Thank you to all students and their families for acting as a team during this very challenging transition to Learning from Home. We look forward to getting back to class, and hope our resources will help everyone to feel successful and supported.