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5, 6, 7 Week at a Glance: October 29 – November 2

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Monday

Read first 15 minutes of class. DPG Week 5 (Daily Grammar Practice):  parts of speech.   What do good readers do when encountering difficult text.  We will read and answer questions about a nonsense story.  What strategies did you use to make sense of a story that makes no sense?
Homework: Read.  

Tuesday

Read first fifteen minutes of class. DPG – Sentence parts and phrases. Read “Does Fame Drive You Nuts?” in the SCOPE magazine.  What is the author’s attitude toward fame in this article?  Read “Nobody” by Emily Dickinson.  Would the speaker in the poem agree with the article?  Why or why not?  Use details from both to support your answer.  Complete the Paired Text Quiz.  Use RATS to answer the constructed response questions.
Homework: Read.

Wednesday

Read first fifteen minutes of class. DPG – Clauses and sentence types.  Read the article “High School Dropouts Costly to American Economy.”  Show evidence of close reading by using the marking symbols to record your thinking.  Discuss the article in your group.
Homework: Read.

Thursday

Read first fifteen minutes of class. DPG – punctuation and capitalization. Write a blog post in response to the article “High School Dropouts Costly to American Economy.”  You may answer one of the questions at the bottom of the article or come up with you own idea.  Be sure to include information from the article in your response.
Homework: Read.  Typed draft of memoir due Tuesday.

Friday

Read first fifteen minutes of class. DPG – Diagramming sentences.  Brainstorm ideas for editorials:   What issues do you have opinions about?  Think about issues that affect you at school, in the community, and in society.
Homework: Read.

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