**Last Update: **Oct. 1 at 4 p.m.

**Announcements:**

- 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*

- The teacher walked students through the recycle process and gave students the class period to recycle their “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” test due at the start of class on Thursday.

*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.

**Homework:**

- 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.