Warrior Essay Deadlines by Situations *Updated*

Announcements:

During housekeeping, this chart was reviewed with students. Those with accommodations have extended time to complete beyond these deadlines, according their specific plans. Those with extenuating circumstances, should reach out to Ms. Barker and explain any concerns they see with meeting these deadlines. The purpose of this chart is intended to help chart out credit, so students can be informed and help them stay on top of their work to earn their desired grade. For a PDF of the chart, click here.

For directions how to upload the file to Focus, please view the power point covered in class. It’s suggested to view in presentation mode, as some of the images overlap to give written and visual step-by-step directions.

Mac users, the school uses PC and cannot open pages. Please email the teacher your essay and submit a printed copy to the inbox with “I have a mac” written on the submission, so the teacher knows why you submitted the typed version.

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Friday, Nov. 17 (A) & Monday, Nov. 20 (B): Read first half of “Life at Home in the 21st Century”

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Announcements:

  • Hold onto The Contender novels. Some students are still using them given they were absent and have extensions on assignments that require the novel. Thus, no dates have been announced when these books will be collected, but books checked out to you must be returned to the school or paid for if lost. For this reason, please store the book some place safe, until the books are collected.
  • There’s been a lot of questions regarding the “Research Extra Credit” grade in Focus. As discussed in class, each quarter this category will appear. Periodically in class, we come up with questions we cannot stop and answer in the moment, but that are valid questions worth our attention. When Ms. Barker deems an question worthy, she will announce it to all classes and via the blog. The first student to email her (email because it date/time stamps) the correct answer they have researched will earn extra credit in the “Research Extra Credit” assignment. Currently there are no research extra credit opportunities available.
  • Make-Up Monday sign-up sheets are posted outside our classroom door for the entire second quarter. If you plan to attend, remember you must sign-up to reserve your spot. The sign-up sheets will be taken down each Friday afternoon. If there’s no interest (assessed by no students signing up,) there will be no Make-Up Monday the following week.

Assignments:

  • For today’s bell ringer, please reference the power point. It’s important to keep your comp. book updated and accurate in the event of periodic comp. book checks. If absent, please borrow Ms. Barker’s comp. book to the get the information. Your post-it is in the absence folder.
  • The teacher read the text aloud and guided students thinking through the first read of the first four pages of the text. Students wrote down their independent answers to questions 1-6 only of their Life at Home in the 21st Century worksheet. It was collected at the end of class and will be returned to students to finish next class when we complete the second half of the text.
  • When finished, students worked their way through the work period checklist (available in today’s power point.)
  • Regarding the differentiated activities during today’s work period:
    • Students who were absent the date it was due, need to complete the assignment and turn it in to the class inbox.
    • Students who were absent the date it was due, but have already submitted it although not gotten it back with feedback, can move on to early finisher work. They will have an adjusted schedule for their alternate opportunities, if they do not master it with this practice.
    • Students who earned a “check plus” have satisfied the requirement for the assignment and do not need further practice.
    • Students who earned a “check” may re-do the assignment on a separate piece of paper, staple it to the first, and re-submit for a second chance.
    • Students who earned a “check minus” need to complete the Level Up Tutorial on Theme and complete an article analysis sheet for the practice questions. Here are generic directions for how-to access the Level Up Tutorials. Category: Analyzing Literature. Topic: Theme.
    • All opportunities are due at the end of class today.

Homework:

  • Bring your Collections textbook (hard cover) next class until told otherwise.
  • Complete two weekly A3K choice articles between midnight on Monday – 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, scoring 75% or higher on each article to earn credit. For more info, please check the Achieve 3000 vs. Weekly A3K tab to answer FAQ. Remember, assigned articles like “Teens Saving, Not Spending” count for an assigned article only.

If you haven’t done so already:

  • Turn in late work (only accepted one A or B day late.)

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Wednesday, 11/15 (A) – Thursday, 11/16 (B): Warrior Essay Feedback

Announcements:

  • Hold onto The Contender novels. Some students are still using them given they were absent and have extensions on assignments that require the novel. Thus, no dates have been announced when these books will be collected, but books checked out to you must be returned to the school or paid for if lost. For this reason, please store the book some place safe, until the books are collected.
  • There’s been a lot of questions regarding the “Research Extra Credit” grade in Focus. As discussed in class, each quarter this category will appear. Periodically in class, we come up with questions we cannot stop and answer in the moment, but that are valid questions worth our attention. When Ms. Barker deems an question worthy, she will announce it to all classes and via the blog. The first student to email her (email because it date/time stamps) the correct answer they have researched will earn extra credit in the “Research Extra Credit” assignment. Currently there are no research extra credit opportunities available.
  • Make-Up Monday sign-up sheets are posted outside our classroom door for the entire second quarter. If you plan to attend, remember you must sign-up to reserve your spot. The sign-up sheets will be taken down each Friday afternoon. If there’s no interest (assessed by no students signing up,) there will be no Make-Up Monday the following week.

Assignments:

  • For today’s bell ringer, please reference the power point. It’s important to keep your comp. book updated and accurate in the event of periodic comp. book checks. If absent, please borrow Ms. Barker’s comp. book to the get the information. Your post-it is in the absence folder.
  • Classes had differentiated methods for receiving their essay feedback and completed the Initial Writing Review worksheet to guide them through their reflection, before learning their scores.
  • When finished, students worked their way through the work period checklist (slide/page 8 in today’s power point.)
  • The teacher had conferences with students on an as-needed basis.
  • Students got back their Theme short response (last page in the Close Reader for “He-y, Come on Ou-t!” and were given directions for further practice (slide/page 4 in today’s power point.) Students who earned a “check plus” have satisfied the requirement for the assignment and do not need further practice. Students who earned a “check” may re-do the assignment on a separate piece of paper, staple it to the first, and re-submit for a second chance. Students who earned a “check minus” need to complete the Level Up Tutorial on Theme and complete an article analysis sheet for the practice questions. Here are generic directions for how-to access the Level Up Tutorials. Category: Analyzing Literature. Topic: Theme. Both opportunities are due at the end of next class. Students may work on for homework, if they’re worried they won’t finish in class next time.

Homework:

  • Bring your Collections textbook (hard cover) next class until told otherwise.
  • Complete two weekly A3K choice articles between midnight on Monday – 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, scoring 75% or higher on each article to earn credit. For more info, please check the Achieve 3000 vs. Weekly A3K tab to answer FAQ. Remember, assigned articles like “Teens Saving, Not Spending” count for an assigned article only.

If you haven’t done so already:

  • Turn in late work (only accepted one A or B day late.)

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Monday, 11/13 (A) – Tuesday, 11/14 (B): “Always Wanting More” Analysis

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Announcements:

  • Hold onto The Contender novels. Some students are still using them given they were absent and have extensions on assignments that require the novel. Thus, no dates have been announced when these books will be collected, but books checked out to you must be returned to the school or paid for if lost. For this reason, please store the book some place safe, until the books are collected.
  • There’s been a lot of questions regarding the “Research Extra Credit” grade in Focus. As discussed in class, each quarter this category will appear. Periodically in class, we come up with questions we cannot stop and answer in the moment, but that are valid questions worth our attention. When Ms. Barker deems an question worthy, she will announce it to all classes and via the blog. The first student to email her (email because it date/time stamps) the correct answer they have researched will earn extra credit in the “Research Extra Credit” assignment. Currently there are no research extra credit opportunities available.
  • Make-Up Monday sign-up sheets are posted outside our classroom door for the entire second quarter. If you plan to attend, remember you must sign-up to reserve your spot. The sign-up sheets will be taken down each Friday afternoon. If there’s no interest (assessed by no students signing up,) there will be no Make-Up Monday the following week.

Assignments:

  • Today students completed the “Always Wanting More” Vocabulary bell ringer and added it to their comp. books. If absent, please borrow Ms. Barker’s comp. book to the get the information, or borrow a classmate’s comp. book. It’s important to keep your comp. book updated and accurate in the event of periodic comp. book checks.
  • The class added the “mood/tone cheat sheet” into their comp. books. If absent, your copy is available in the absent folder for your class. and practiced assessing tone using the teenager and the businessman in the State Farm car commercial.
  • We refreshed our memories of the reading, “Always Wanting More” by answering the questions: 1) according to the author, what accounts for the attitude of modern consumers toward the consumption of goods and 2) what is the goal of the modern superstore?
  • After reviewing our answers, the teacher looked over the “Always Wanting More” Analyzing the Text worksheet with students to ensure they knew how to complete the five tasks.
  • Students had the remainder of the work period to finish the tasks outlined in today’s power point. This included the worksheet and the assigned Achieve 3000: “Milky Ways in the Making” (both were due today.)

Homework:

  • Bring your Collections textbook (hard cover) next class until told otherwise.
  • Submit your typed essay to Focus and your written essay packet to the class inbox by your deadline (see this post for the specifics.) Please note, essays may be turned in prior to deadlines, but the written essay still needs to be submitted to communicate the essay in Focus is the finalized essay and is ready to be graded.
  • Complete two weekly A3K choice articles between midnight on Monday – 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, scoring 75% or higher on each article to earn credit. For more info, please check the Achieve 3000 vs. Weekly A3K tab to answer FAQ. Remember, assigned articles like “Milky Ways in the Making” count for an assigned article only.

If you haven’t done so already:

  • Turn in late work (only accepted one A or B day late.)

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Wednesday, 11/8 (A) – Thursday, 11/9 (B): Read & trace central ideas of “Always Wanting More”

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Announcements:

  • There’s no school this Friday in observance of Veteran’s Day.
  • Hold onto The Contender novels. Some students are still using them given they were absent and have extensions on assignments that require the novel. Thus, no dates have been announced when these books will be collected, but books checked out to you must be returned to the school or paid for if lost. For this reason, please store the book some place safe, until the books are collected.
  • There’s been a lot of questions regarding the “Research Extra Credit” grade in Focus. As discussed in class, each quarter this category will appear. Periodically in class, we come up with questions we cannot stop and answer in the moment, but that are valid questions worth our attention. When Ms. Barker deems an question worthy, she will announce it to all classes and via the blog. The first student to email her (email because it date/time stamps) the correct answer they have researched will earn extra credit in the “Research Extra Credit” assignment. Currently there are no research extra credit opportunities available.
  • Make-Up Monday sign-up sheets are posted outside our classroom door for the entire second quarter. If you plan to attend, remember you must sign-up to reserve your spot. The sign-up sheets will be taken down each Friday afternoon. If there’s no interest (assessed by no students signing up,) there will be no Make-Up Monday the following week. No one signed up for Monday, Nov. 13th.

Assignments:

  • Today students completed the “Always Wanting More” Vocabulary bell ringer and added it to their comp. books. If absent, please borrow Ms. Barker’s comp. book to the get the information, or borrow a classmate’s comp. book. It’s important to keep your comp. book updated and accurate in the event of periodic comp. book checks.
  • The class previewed mood/tone in page 237 of the Collections textbook.
  • The class read the entire text, “Always Wanting More” which began on page 233 of the Collections textbook. We paused periodically to discuss and ensure we understood what was being read, add difficult/unfamiliar words to our personal vocabulary dictionaries and trace the central ideas of the text.
  • Ultimately we answered the questions: 1) What keeps people in our consumer society always wanting more? 2) When is having more enough? in preparation for next class’ more thorough analysis of the text.

Homework:

  • Bring your Collections textbook (hard cover) next class until told otherwise.
  • Submit your typed essay to Focus and your written essay packet to the class inbox by your deadline (see this post for the specifics.) Please note, essays may be turned in prior to deadlines, but the written essay still needs to be submitted to communicate the essay in Focus is the finalized essay and is ready to be graded.
  • Complete two weekly A3K choice articles between midnight on Monday – 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, scoring 75% or higher on each article to earn credit. For more info, please check the Achieve 3000 vs. Weekly A3K tab to answer FAQ. Remember, assigned articles like “Milky Ways in the Making” count for an assigned article only.

If you haven’t done so already:

  • Turn in late work (only accepted one A or B day late.)

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Monday, 11/6 (A) – Tuesday, 11/7 (B): Analyzing the Theme of “He–y, Come on Ou–t!” in the Close Reader

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Announcements:

  • There’s no school this Friday in observance of Veteran’s Day.
  • Hold onto The Contender novels. Some students are still using them given they were absent and have extensions on assignments that require the novel. Thus, no dates have been announced when these books will be collected, but books checked out to you must be returned to the school or paid for if lost. For this reason, please store the book some place safe, until the books are collected.
  • There’s been a lot of questions regarding the “Research Extra Credit” grade in Focus. As discussed in class, each quarter this category will appear. Periodically in class, we come up with questions we cannot stop and answer in the moment, but that are valid questions worth our attention. When Ms. Barker deems an question worthy, she will announce it to all classes and via the blog. The first student to email her (email because it date/time stamps) the correct answer they have researched will earn extra credit in the “Research Extra Credit” assignment. Currently there are no research extra credit opportunities available.
  • Make-Up Monday sign-up sheets are posted outside our classroom door for the entire second quarter. If you plan to attend, remember you must sign-up to reserve your spot. The sign-up sheets will be taken down each Friday afternoon. If there’s no interest (assessed by no students signing up,) there will be no Make-Up Monday the following week. Thank you to everyone who signed up and showed up!

Assignments:

  • Today students completed a Universal Theme Bell Ringer and added it to their comp. books after the class reviewed the answers.
  • Students who were absent last class, received their Close Reader. Students who did not remember to bring their Close Reader had a packet of the text in which they could write.
  • The class picked up where we left off last time and discussed interpretations to the end of the short story. To see an overview of our class discussion points, please view the “He–y, Come on Ou–t!” Analysis Tasks. All classes completed Analysis Tasks #1 and #2. We answered some questions through adding a “Hey, Come on Out” Analysis Chart to our comp. books. Please reference Ms. Barker’s comp. book, if absent, to ensure your comp. book is up-to-date and accurate. Only 5B completed Analysis Task #3.

Homework:

  • Bring your Collections textbook (hard cover) next class.
  • Submit your typed essay to Focus and your written essay packet to the class inbox by your deadline (see this post for the specifics.) Please note, essays may be turned in prior to deadlines, but the written essay still needs to be submitted to communicate the essay in Focus is the finalized essay and is ready to be graded.
  • Complete two weekly A3K choice articles between midnight on Monday – 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, scoring 75% or higher on each article to earn credit. For more info, please check the Achieve 3000 vs. Weekly A3K tab to answer FAQ. Remember, assigned articles like “Milky Ways in the Making” count for an assigned article only.
  • Finish ONE extension activity packet by 11/6 (A) 11/7 (B) for full credit and 11/8 (A) 11/9 (B) for partial credit. Packets are available in class, if you were absent or forgot to pick one up. They’re on the table by the door, since you choose your preference.

If you haven’t done so already:

  • Turn in late work (only accepted one A or B day late.)

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Thursday, 11/2 (A) – Friday, 11/3 (B): Annotating “He–y, Come on Ou–t” in the Close Reader

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Announcements:

  • There’s been a lot of questions regarding the “Research Extra Credit” grade in Focus. As discussed in class, each quarter this category will appear. Periodically in class, we come up with questions we cannot stop and answer in the moment, but that are valid questions worth our attention. When Ms. Barker deems an question worthy, she will announce it to all classes and via the blog. The first student to email her (email because it date/time stamps) the correct answer they have researched will earn extra credit in the “Research Extra Credit” assignment. Currently there are no research extra credit opportunities available.
  • Make-Up Monday sign-up sheets are posted outside our classroom door for the entire second quarter. If you plan to attend, remember you must sign-up to reserve your spot. The sign-up sheets will be taken down each Friday afternoon. If there’s no interest (assessed by no students signing up,) there will be no Make-Up Monday the following week. Monday, Oct. 30th had big attendance. Thank you to everyone who signed up and showed up!

Assignments:

  • Today, students completed a bell ringer in their comp. book looking at why we annotate and why it’s important. Students who were absent may look at the power point, or borrow Ms. Barker’s comp. book to get caught up.
  • Students received their Close Reader. (8B only got packets of the text.) Absent students may find their work on the Absent Board. (Workbooks on the floor below the board because they’re too heavy for the board. 8B’s packets are in the class’ folder on the board.)
  • Ms. Barker demonstrated how to annotate the text closely to show our thinking. We’re completing the blue Close Read sections as we read and tracing details that help hint at the theme of “He–y, Come on Out” (p. 87-92 in the Close Reader.) She showed students how to apply the R.A.C.E. strategy, while sounding more natural with their writing.
  • Students worked together on the middle of the short story, before completing the end of their own.
  • If students finished before the end of the work period, they could work on homework for this class.

Homework:

  • Bring your Close Reader next class.
  • Submit your typed essay to Focus and your written essay packet to the class inbox by your deadline (see this post for the specifics.) Please note, essays may be turned in prior to deadlines, but the written essay still needs to be submitted to communicate the essay in Focus is the finalized essay and is ready to be graded.
  • Complete two weekly A3K choice articles between midnight on Monday – 11:59 P.M. on Sunday, scoring 75% or higher on each article to earn credit. For more info, please check the Achieve 3000 vs. Weekly A3K tab to answer FAQ.
  • Finish ONE extension activity packet by 11/6 (A) 11/7 (B.) Packets are available in class, if you were absent or forgot to pick one up. They’re on the table by the door, since you choose your preference.

If you haven’t done so already:

  • Turn in late work (only accepted one A or B day late.)

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