MENU

Current Week


READING / LANGUAGE ARTS - 

Welcome!!

Book Mosaic = Due May 14th 

Book Presentations = May 14th 

Recite poem- "Nothing Gold Can Stay" - May 15th - This was assigned on May 8th. 

____________________________________________________________

Reading - 

Honors- Romeo and Juliet  - Journal entries each day in class. 

Regular - Red Kayak - Journal entries each day in class

_____________________________________________________________

Writing - Investigative journalism 

Wednesday night- Write opening paragraphs for newscasts. 

Thursday- Write a narrative and a newscast. This was started in class. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narrative –  1stperson - Opening

 

 

 I can’t believe the gym teachers can’t see me between the bleachers and the divider. Even more, I can’t believe Carla or any of my other “frienemies” have not sold me out yet. But, even better, I can’t believe that I broke the school’s top-secret ultra-secure faculty-only password ”. Adults need to try harder!

 

“Please, using PASSWORD for your password!!” I snarled, to myself. 

 

“What are you doing sitting down?” yelled Mr. Machino. 

 

 

 

Narrative  - 3rdperson – Opening 

 

Camille was a loner, especially in gym class. She hated changing into the standard, sweaty clothes day after day. Since she was poor, she could only afford two outfits, so by Friday her outfit had a unique smell. So, she did everything she could to avoid gym class.

 

It was this deep-down desire to ditch class that drove her to find this secret spot in the gym. In the 1980’s, it was used for storing gymnastics equipment. However, in 1991, they deemed gymnastics at middle school to be too much of an insurance risk. As a result,  they sold the equipment to the local club and this perfect space was left to store a Wi-Fi router and nothing else. So, besides being my refuge, it became the setting for my greatest computer hack any teenager could do at a middle school. 

 

 

Partners: In your own words, what is the difference between a narrative and a newscast? 

 

1.

 

 

 

2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Pick one of the _________ topics from yesterday. 

 

 

Topic ___________________________________________________

 

 

Assignment:

 

By the end of class: This needs to be signed by a teacher. 

 

1.    Complete the newscast. This will be three paragraphs long. 

 

 

            Tonight’s homework: 

 

2.    Complete the introduction (on the same topic) of a narrative from a 1st-person point of view. You must use the word “I”. No less than two paragraphs and no more than four paragraphs. 

 

 

            Tomorrow’s homework

 

3.    Complete the introduction (on the same topic) of a narrative from a 1st-person point of view. You must use the word “I”. No less than two paragraphs and no more than four paragraphs. 

 

     

 

Purpose: Over the years students have confused the difference between a newscast and a narrative. This activity should clarify the differences. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3 and 4 

 

On Day 3, students will watch and take notes on the tv show, Smallville. The purpose of this is to provide three visual experiences for students to write about at a future date and to eventually do a broadcast of their own. 

 

Pick three events from Smallville with your partner. Then, complete the 5W CHART FOR EACH EVENT. UPON COMPLETION, CHECK IN WITH A TEACHER. 

 

ASSIGNMENT: IN-CLASS – COMPLETE A THREE-PARAGRAPH newscast WITH YOUR PARTNER. 

 

HOMEWORK: PICK A DIFFERENT EVENT AND WRITE A NEWSCAST OF YOUR OWN. 

 

 

Scene 1           Title: ____________________________________________

 

5W’s

 

 

Who? 

 

 

What? 

 

 

When? 

 

 

Where? 

 

 

 Why? 

 

 

 

 


Regular education students - Red Kayak -  Ea