Language Arts 4/4-4/8

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Congratulations to Ari, Joelle, Maddie, Ellie, Melanie, Julian, and Whitney on a job well done!

Monday 4/4

You will need your agenda, binder, pencil, and Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

1. Homework:

2. Chapters 13-14: Show What You Know!

3. Tin Woodman's Character Development- Chapter 13

4. Dorothy's Obstacles- Chapter 14


Students will begin class by demonstrating knowledge of chapters 13 and 14. Following the opportunity to "show what you know", students will discuss the changes observed in the Tin Woodman's character from the beginning of the novel to the end of chapter 13. Then, students will discuss how Dorothy overcomes the obstacles she is presented with in chapter 14.

Tuesday 4/5

You will need your agenda, binder, pencil, and Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

1. Homework:

2. Is Oz bad?

3. Wonderful Wizard of Oz chapters 16 and 17


Students will begin class with a debate regarding Oz's beneficence. Students will be assigned their position and will need to base their arguments in textual evidence. After we finish our debate, students will have the opportunity to begin reading chapters 16 and 17 in reading teams.

Wednesday 4/6

You will need your agenda, pencil, binder, vocabulary book, and Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

1. Homework:

  • Finish Wonderful Wizard of Oz chapter 18 (annotate for synonyms, antonyms, and homophones)
  • Vocabulary Unit 14 assessment on Friday

2. Review vocabulary unit 14 activities

3. Begin Oz chapter 18 in class

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Homophones


We will review the vocabulary unit 14 activities from our workbook. After reviewing the vocabulary, we will begin reading chapter 18 in class. In preparation for a writing mechanics activity to be introduced tomorrow, we will pay particular attention to synonyms, antonyms, and homophones.

Thursday 4/7

You will need your agenda, pencil, binder, scissors, glue stick, and novel.

1. Homework:

  • Vocabulary Unit 14 assessment on Friday
  • Finish chapter 19 (annotate for cause/effect, tool/user, item/purpose)
  • Oz Chapter 20 (annotate for part/whole, item/category, place/user)

2. Analogy Organizer

3. Wonderful Wizard of Oz chapter 19


We will begin class by using our chapter 18 annotations to examine analogies. From chapter 18, we will focus on analogies involving synonyms, antonyms, and homophones. Students will then begin reading chapter 19 in reading teams. As students read chapter 19, they will be instructed to pay particular attention to cause/effect, tool/user, and item/purpose.

Friday 4/8

You need your agenda, pencil, novel, and binder to submit.

1. Homework:

  • Complete Mood Graphic Organizer
  • Vocabulary A, Unit 15 activities due Wednesday 4/13
  • Vocabulary A, Unit 15 writing due Wednesday 4/13
  • Vocabulary A, Unit 15 assessment on Friday 4/15

2. Vocabulary Assessment

3. Update Analogy Organizer: Ch. 19-20

4. Mood Analysis


Students will complete their Vocabulary A, Unit 14 assessment at the start of class on Friday. After completing the vocabulary assessment, students will continue to review types of analogies by updating their analogy organizers. Students will then examine the mood of the story and find textual evidence to support their claim.

Grades to be Entered This Week:

Monday:

  • Ch. 13-14 Show What You Know! (TQP)

Tuesday:

  • Is Oz Bad? Debate (Participation)

Wednesday:

  • Vocabulary A, Unit 14 Activities (Homework)
  • Vocabulary A, Unit 14 Writing (Homework)

Thursday:

  • Participation 4/7 (Participation)

Friday:

  • Vocabulary A, Unit 14 Assessment (TQP)
Next Monday (4/11):

  • Analogy Chart- Chapter 18 (Homework)
  • Analogy Chart- Chapter 19 (Homework)
  • Analogy Chart- Chapter 20 (Homework)