July 10- July 14
Monday: Get to know you activity; Rules and Procedures
Tuesday: Greek Mythology Article and go over C.U.R.E.
Wednesday: Practice C.U.R.E. and read "Shrouded in Myth" HW: Finish C.UR.Eing "Shrouded in Myth"
Thursday: Media Center; presentation from Ms. Ruby
Friday: Discuss what makes a good discussion; discuss "Shrouded in Myth" HW: First draft read of Chapter 1: "I Accidentally Vaporize My Pre-Algebra Teacher"
July 17- July 21
Monday: Carousel of Quotes for Ch. 1; Pg. 6 in workbook; HW: Read Chapter 2 and do page 8 in workbook (evidence flags for what challenges does Percy face in this chapter? How does he overcome these challenges?)
Tuesday: Comprehension "Quiz"; Inferring About Characters- Challenges and Response page; HW: Read Chapter 3
Wednesday: Comprehension "Quiz"; Finding the gist; Rereading to make inferences about Percy; Actions v. Inner Thoughts; HW: Read Chapter 4; What has been more important for us getting to know Percy so far- through his actions or his inner thoughts? Respond on a sheet of notebook paper.
Thursday: Using prefixes to define unknown words; question baskets; HW: Reread Chapter 4; Review workbook pages for assessment tomorrow
Friday: Mid-Unit Assessment; HW: Reread your favorite chapter (1-4) in The Lightning Thief so far! Do not read ahead (past chapter 4)
July 24- July 28
Monday: A Hero's Journey; What is an archetype?; HW: Finish Annotating Act 1 in a Hero's Journey (pages 17 and 18 in workbook)
Tuesday: Computer Lab with Ms. Ruby
Wednesday: Acts 2 and 3 in "A Hero's Journey"; Pages 21 and 24 in work book. HW: Pages 23 and 25 in workbook
Thursday: Media Center; Pages 26 and 27 in work book; HW: Read Chapter 5 in Lightning Thief
Friday: Comparing Lightning Thief and "The Hero's Journey"; Review pages 26 and 27; Read Chapter 6; Enjoy Track Out!
July 29 - August 20: Tracked Out!
August 21 - August 25
Monday: Review Chapter 6 and evidence flags; Review "The Hero's Journey"; HW: Read Chapter 7 and make evidence flags for connections you find between Percy Jackson and "The Hero's Journey"
Tuesday: Workbook pages 33 and 34; review components for assessment tomorrow; HW: Read Chapter 8 and make evidence flags for connections you find between Percy Jackson and the following four sections of "The Hero's Journey" (Entering the Unknown, Supernatural Aid, Allies and Helpers, The Road of Trials); Assessment tomorrow. Can you compare "The Hero's Journey" and Chapter 8 in Percy Jackson?
Wednesday: End of Unit Assessment; HW: Read Chapter 9
Thursday: Page 37 in workbook; read and annotate "Myths and Legends." What is an allusion?; HW: Read Chapter 10; Finish "C.U.R.E.ing" "Myths and Legends" (page 38 in workbook)
Friday: The myth of Cronus; HW: Read Chapter 11 and make evidence flags for any allusions you find
August 28- September 1
Monday: Analyze the themes in the myth of Cronus; HW: Read Chapter 12 and page 48 in workbook
Tuesday: Chalk talk; Compare "Shrouded in Myth" and "Cronus" HW: Read Chapter 13; C.U.R.E. "The Key Elements of Myth"
Wednesday: Chapter 13 ComprehensionQuiz; Connecting "Key Elements of Myth" and "Cronus" HW: Read Chapter 14
Thursday: Vocabulary Flash Cards; HW: Read chapter 15 and make evidence flags for any allusions you find.
Friday: Sample mini-essay; introduce mid-unit assessment; HW: Read Chapter 16 and flag any unfamiliar vocabulary
September 5 - September 8
Tuesday: Read and C.U.R.E "Prometheus"; HW: Read Chapter 17; Test corrections are due Friday!
Wednesday: Elements of mythology in Prometheus graphic organizer; HW: Read chapter 18 and make evidence flags to mark key elements of mythology; Quiz on Friday!
Thursday: Theme in Prometheus graphic organizer; HW: Review for your mini-essay tomorrow
Friday: Mid-Unit Assessment (mini-essay); HW: None!
September 11 - September 15
Monday: Expert group myths; HW: Read chapter 19; What does the scene in the throne room show us about the three friends?
Tuesday: Go over rubric and theme chalk-talk; HW: Read chapter 20 and page 82 in workbook
Wednesday: Reflect on mid-unit assessment; sentence variety; HW: Read chapter 21
Thursday: Theme planning sheet for Cronus; HW: Read Chapter 22; Respond on sticky note: Why does Percy have such trouble making decisions about his future?
Friday: Theme planning sheet for Lightning Thief; Review sample essay (page 90); HW: Finish page 91
September 18 - September 22
Monday: Introduction and Conclusion graphic organizers; HW: finish pages 92 and 93; Test on Thursday and Myth planning sheet due Friday
Tuesday: Catch-Up day! Draft essay; HW: Review draft and rubric; Myth Planning sheet due Friday!
Wednesday: Finish rough draft; Revise and edit; HW: Finish revising and editing rough draft; Test tomorrow! Read your rough draft out loud! Myth planning sheet due Friday
Thursday: End of Unit test; HW: Myth planning sheet due tomorrow; bring books tomorrow (I am collected them)
Friday: Read Sample Myth (pg 107); begin typing
September 25 - September 29
Monday: Pages 110-112 in workbook; begin typing myth; HW: Independent reading!
Tuesday: Show, not tell! Continue writing your myth; HW: Finish rough draft of your myth
Wednesday: Media Center to type myths
Thursday: Media Center to edit myths; Myths are due by the end of class on Friday
Friday: Watch Percy Jackson movie and finish myths
October 2- October 6
Monday: Introduction to Medieval Times; 4 Corners; HW: None
Tuesday: Read and C.U.R.E. page 2 in new workbooks; Pages 5-7 in workbook; HW: Vocabulary Quiz on Friday; Page 8 in WB and finish annotating page 2
Wednesday: Summarizing Excerpt 1; Page 9 in workbook; HW: page 10 in workbook
Thursday: Excerpt 2 "Middle Ages"; Pages 13 and 14 in workbook; HW: Vocab quiz tomorrow! Page 15 in workbook