Agenda 2/22/2017


Bell Work

  1. Parents who are volunteering click here field trip
  2. Discuss testing groups for this afternoon’s dry run.
  3. Obtain a copy of The Giver novel by Lois Lowry.
    • This is a class set. You may NOT take it home.

Class Work

  1. Open your interactive notebook and set up the following portions of your reading journal.
    • Chapter 10 (p. 113): Illustrate…
      • Jonas’s dwelling
      • The annex.
  2. Read chapter 10 of The Giver.
  3. Complete the activities for chapters 1-10 in your reading journal.


1. Student-Friendly Rubric (due February 24th) – This is NOT an optional assignment.

  • The FSA rubrics for our writing are full of high-level vocabulary and vague expectations. Rewrite the FSA Rubric for Argumentation (found on page 41 in your interactive notebook) in your own words.
  • Add specific details we’ve discussed this school year to remedy the rubric’s vagueness. (i.e. The rubric says you need ample evidence. Since we’ve discussed the specific number of pieces of evidence you should have for each body paragraph, you would include this in your rubric to make it more specific.)
  • We know that the rubric for argumentation is the rubric for informational writing with a few additional components added to it. Highlight the portions of the rubric that are only required if you are responding to an argumentation prompt.

2. Optional Summative – Random Acts of Kindness project (due March 3rd)

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