Friday, June 2, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

AGENDA 3/13 AND 3/14


Complete the “Quick Review Synthesis Source Packet” to analyze weekend homework on "Museums" prompt. After you finish, discuss your responses with table. Read thesis statements aloud

Compose hook/context and rewrite on new lined paper with hook/context first and then thesis. Write neatly in ink. For hook/context, consider the experiences you've had or exposure you've had to museums through film or literature. What do you know about this topic? How can you ADD to the ongoing conversation?

Review the “Tips for Writing an Effective Synthesis Body Paragraph” handout and read pages 160-166 in your textbook. Then compose two rich and fully-developed body paragraphs that include evidence from THREE different sources and follow the guidelines, depth, and complexity outlined in the gold synthesis handout and the textbook, pages 160-166, and a thoughtful conclusion.

HW: Finish synthesis essay draft if not finished in class (please write neatly, in INK) and bring completed essay to class on Wednesday. Begin work on 5-4-3-2-1 Reading Prep for your outside reading book.

Friday, March 10, 2017


CAASPP ELA final makeups CAT and PT as needed

Introduction to AP Synthesis Essay PowerPoint: read and take notes

In-class activity for those not testing using textbook pages 153-159:
HW: View and follow these directions with the "museums" synthesis packet you received in class and bring on Monday.

Thursday, March 9, 2017


Pass back timed argument essays from common scoring day on creativity
Discuss notes from the reading and think about how to move from 4s to 6s and 6s to 8s

HW: Bring textbooks tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


Finish CAASPP Testing: ELA Performance Task, then CAT

HW: Independent reading - finish book this weekend - 54321 prep next week

Monday, March 6, 2017

AGENDA 3/6 and 3/7

Block Schedule
CAASPP Testing: ELA Performance Task

HW: Independent reading - finish book by 3/10.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

AGENDA 3/2 and 3/3

Block Schedule
CAASPP Testing: ELA CAT test

HW: Independent reading - finish book by 3/10