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Week of Oct. 1 – 5

Hahaha yup! That's for both my novel writing AND personal writing. It's worse when I wrote it under pressure or when stressed/wasn't thinking clearly/very emotional etc; it's cringe-worthy.

Last Update: Oct. 1 at 4 p.m.


  • Recycle of “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” test due at the start of class on Thursday.
  • (2nd and 3rd period only) Were at the auditorium for Pictures, therefore they were given a 1-day extension to accommodate the free form day.
  • All classes need to complete the weekly A3K requirement this week. The week of Oct.  7 – 13, only 3rd period, will complete 2 weekly A3K articles at 75% or higher on their first try for the LA2 section to be a stand-in for the Week 1 that they missed. Other classes have the week of Oct. 7-Oct. 13th off and will get no incentive for articles completed within the “off-week’s” time frame.
  • There are three opportunities to earn dojo points. Please go to the Dojo Page and read the specifics.
  • The first class that gets 100% parent accounts linked (using the code given to students) will get 6 extra credit points added to their grade, the second class to do so will earn 5 points, etc.

What did we do today?

Monday, Oct. 1 — There was a sub

  • Students used the Objective Summary Template and wrote an objective summary of The Contender‘s Chapter 3 on a separate piece of paper.
  • Students who finished early had the remainder of the work period to work on their homework for this class, other classes, or read for pleasure.
  • Students submitted their Objective Summaries of Chapter 3 to the class inbox at the end of the period.

Tuesday, Oct. 2 — Picture Day

Wednesday, Oct. 3 – Leadership Wednesday, Speaker Series, Presenter #1 Wildlife Biologist

  • Students worked in groups to have a Writer’s Workshop on some of last week’s claims.
  • Students read the original (anonymous) submission and decided from a checklist, what that submission’s growth points were.
  • Members of the group collaborated on one re-write to fix the mistakes for the original submission.
  • At the end of class, students presented their revisions and we discussed improvements made to the re-writes and if there were any more growth points that weren’t addressed.

Thursday, Oct. 4 – 

  • Students summarized Chapter 4 of The Contender on a post-it note and worked with their groups to synthesize the information from each group member’s post-it into the best possible summary of the chapter.
  • Students who finished early had the remainder of the work period to work on their homework for this class, other classes, or read for pleasure.
  • Some classes had conferences.
  • At the end of class, groups presented their summaries and discussed strengths and growth points.

Friday, Oct. 5

  • Students completed a comprehension check on Chapter 5 of The Contender and submitted it to the teacher.
  • Students worked on differentiated activities for paraphrasing. If absent, complete the Paraphrasing Level-Up Tutorial in (my.hrw) and work through the tutorial. Only write the complete question, your answer choice, and the reason why you thought it was correct for each practice question.


  • Each week, students must complete a total of two (2) Achieve 3000 (A3K) articles between Sunday through Saturday at 11:59 P.M. (Articles submitted at 12 A.M. will be counted for the following week.)
  • In order to satisfy this requirement, students need to know:
    • Complete the activity in the LA2 section for credit.
    • The task is to read the article and complete the activity for each article.
    • Scores of 75% or higher on the first try are worth ten (10) points. Second try is worth zero (0) points regardless of score.
    • All other scores worth zero (0) points.
    • The teacher accepts your two highest, first try scores as the submission for the week, so there’s no reason to score beneath 20/20, or 100%

If not finished in class:

  • Follow the Pacing Guide for The Contender. Chapter are due at the START of class on the due date listed. Activities through that portion of the book will be completed in class on that day.

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