Week 16 (11/28 – 12/1)

In Social Studies this week, we will be concluding our unit on Japan. In English, we will be working in small groups on expository writing. Friday is a Teacher Professional Development Day.

ENGLISH

Students will be working in small groups to pre-write, write, and rewrite short arugmentative essays. Students will complete a pre-assesment and then break into small groups to work on organization, supporting evidence, and use of academic language.

The objectives for the week are as follows:

Monday

SWBAT correctly use textual evidence with supporting reasons.

Tuesday

SWBAT correctly use textual evidence with supporting reasons.

Wednesday

SWBAT correctly use textual evidence with supporting reasons.

Thursday

SWBAT correctly use textual evidence with supporting reasons.

Friday

Teacher Professional Development

SOCIAL STUDIES

We will be concluding our unit on Japan.  We will be discussing Japanese social classes and reviewing key information from the past two weeks. There will be a unit test next week.

The objectives for the week are as follows:

Monday

SWBAT review key elements of medieval Japanese society

Tuesday

SWBAT define and describe the difference between Shogun and Samurai, and how they were dependent on each other.

Wednesday

SWBAT describe the significance and rise of classes in Japan

Thursday

SWBAT describe the significance of culture and art of Japan

Friday

Teacher Professional Development

Week 15 (11/14-11/18)

This is the last week before Thanksgiving Break! On Friday, students will be participating in Pop Day.

ENGLISH

In English, we will continue progress into the CASA curriculum. We will be discussing the importance of youth activism, and working to set up a Youth Advisory Board.

The objectives for the week are as follows:

Monday

SWBAT Define the terms: impact, community and identify ways that they have made a difference in their own community

Tuesday

SWBAT identify youth who have been change agents in history and determine what was necessary for each of these youth to be change agents

Wednesday

SWBAT brainstorm group norms,
define team roles and responsibilities, and understand the value in teamwork

Thursday

SWBAT consider what leadership means to them and determine a variety of characteristics, traits, or actions that make someone a leader

Friday

Pop Day

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

We will be discussing traditional art, literature, and social roles in Medieval Japan. We will also be learning about the role of the Samurai and the importance of the Bushido code.

The objectives for the week are as follows:

Monday

SWBAT describe key roles in traditional Japanese society.

Tuesday

SWBAT describe the different characteristics of traditional Japanese literature.

Wednesday

SWBAT describe the role of the Samurai and the key ideas of the bushido code.

Thursday

SWBAT describe characteristics of traditional Japanese art.

Friday

Pop Day

Week 14 (11/8-11/10)

This is a short week. There is a teacher training day on Monday, and Friday is Verterans’ Day.

ENGLISH

In English, we will finish our discussion of poetry. We will discuss POV, hold a Socratic Seminar, and discuss the importance of poetry.

The objectives for the week are as follows:

 

Tuesday

SWBAT identify and create poetry in first and third person POV

Wednesday

SWBAT analyze symbol and metaphor in “Caged Bird”

Thursday

SWBAT analyze why poetry is an essential literary form.

SOCIAL STUDIES

In Social Studies, we will be concluding our study of China and begin discussion of Medieval Japan.

The objectives for the week are as follows:

Tuesday

SWBAT review key information on the Silk Road and Buddhism.

Wednesday

SWBAT describe ancient Japanese civilizations and analyze Japanese origin myths

Thursday

SWBAT demonstrate knowledge of the Silk Road, Buddhism, and facts on China.