Olympic Middle School

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Class 1 Assignments


Week of January3-6 
Web Plans
January 3-6, 2012
Reading Focus: Using context clues for understanding vocabulary and creating a summary
Writing Focus: .The students will learn what an adjective is and how to use it in a sentence.
This shortened four-day week we are exploring the wily adjective.   We began with a PowerPoint lesson on adjectives and then having each student writes a piece about their vacation.  They then underlined the adjectives they used.  The next day we gave the students a lengthy list of adjectives and asked them to pick five of them.  They added a noun to each of them and used three of them correctly in sentences. With the list in hand we had them go back to the vacation writing and beef up the adjective count.  We found adjectives in a section of our book, Esperanza Rising.   Finally, they were to find the adjectives and adjective phrases in a piece called “Blackberry Motorist” by Richard Brautigan.  After checking their adjective findings, they wrote a second chapter to the story using adjectives and adjective phrases of their own.
All the things we used to teach this unit are available for downloading in the Documents section.
Esperanza Rising
We will read the chapter, “Los Esparragos,” potatoes, pages 199-213.  Using this text we will continue to work on using context clues to determine vocabulary and supporting an opinion about an event in the book with details from the story.
Reading Logs
We passed out reading logs on Tuesday.  They are due Monday, January 9th.  There is one less day than normal for the students to finish, so they will have to keep on top of it.  We will have
SSR and write summaries here in class on Tuesday and Thursday.  Please check to be sure the lexile is right for them.  If your child lost their reading log you can either get one from the document section on this site, or write it on notebook paper.
If the book comes from the OMS library, the lexile is usually on it.  You can check books you get from other sources by going to The Lexile Framework for Reading at http://www.lexile.com/fab/.  Paste this into your favorites for easy access.
If you have a question about lexile or the lexile level of your student, email or call your student’s teacher.
Monday/Lunes : Work on immigrants of Latin America exercise.  Gather data and create
                            Graphs representing distribution of populations from Central American
                            And Carribean Islands.
                            Alumnos estan estudiando la immigrasion de Latino Americanos.
                            Recogeran datos y crearan graficos representando la distribution de
                            Populasiones de Centro y Caribe Americanos a los Estados Unidos
                            Atravez  de los ultimos cien anos.  
Tuesday/Martes : Begin introductory exercises preparing for CBA. (Due on Thursday,                     
                          January 27th). Reading of Carolina Bierre’s oral history of immigrating
                           From Cuba. 
               v     Students will read and select reasons for the Bierre family to come
                                                To the United States. 
               v     Acclamating challenges and benefits of immigrating.
Wednesday, Jan. 12th
          • Classroom Based Assessment introduction.  Students will be researching the factors that influenced the immigration of some groups from Latin America and then recording their findings in a 6 paragraph essay.  All of the research and the writing will be done within the classroom.  Final papers will be due on Thursday, Jan. 27th.
Thursday, Jan. 13th
          • Students will complete CBA Note Log #1
Friday, Jan. 14th
          • Students will complete CBA Note Log #2







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