Windsor 8 ELA Homework Blogs
MS. COLELLA'S ELA CLASS
The Guest House by Jellaludin Rumi
Formative Assessment for the following target--
Target: I can determine and analyze a theme and central idea of literary text.
Please complete the C.A.T.P./Annotation Tracker for The Guest House by Rumi
You may also add to your annotations in order to gather more ideas for a theme statement.
Sequences 3, 2 Wednesday
Sequences 1, 5 Thursday
Reread The Guest House by Jellaludin Rumi
Continue to C.A.T.P. (Make Connections--Ask Questions--Translate--Predict)/ Annotate the poem.
Begin to think about theme ideas and write a few on the back of the poem.
Here is the poem below:
THE GUEST HOUSE
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
– Jelaluddin Rumi,
NWEA Testing for Math will be Thursday, September 14
NWEA Testing for Reading will be Friday, September 15
Homework for completion of "Getting to Know and Love Your Brain"
Complete the prompts connected to each part of the brain in your Writer's Notebook.
You should have at least a minimum of one paragraph for each prompt.
Due Monday, September 18 ALL CLASSES
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!!!!
If you did not complete your introduction letter today (Thursday), please finish and
hand in on Tuesday, September 5 at the beginning of class.
Targets: (Academic)--I can introduce myself in a letter.
(HOWLS)----I can complete my letter to the best of my ability and in a timely manner.
Enjoy the long weekend!
Truth or Consequences Final Countdown!
Final Poster Submissions are at the printer!
Please make sure you have completed a self-assessed poster rubric. See attached below.
Truth Poster Rationale Essay
Begin drafting your rationale using the graphic organizer, exemplar, research note-catcher, and rubric.
ROUGH DRAFT DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 9th (ROUGH, that is!)
Final will be due on Wednesday, June 14 for availability at the culminating event.
Truth Poster Rough Draft Due Monday, May 22!
If you did not print today, be sure to do so in the morning or during TLT on Tuesday. We need to be ready for our Tuesday, May 23 critique session!
Final Truth Poster will be due Monday, June 5.
PERMISSION SLIPS due ASAP! Please returned signed permission slips this week for our field experience at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine on Tuesday, May 30.
The Giver final reading and questions due Friday, May 26.
Please use feedback from earlier work to improve. Assess yourself based on the short answer rubric.
Next reading assignment: The Giver Chapters 16-19
Focus: The Hero's Journey
Describe how Jonas moves through three of the first six steps of the Hero's Journey. You can use evidence from all chapters of the book--up to chapter 19.
EXCEEDS: Provide examples for all six steps of the Hero's Journey.
See directions, exemplar, and rubric attached below.
DUE DATES: Monday, May 15 for sequences 3, 2, & 5
Wednesday, May 17 for sequence 1
Truth or Consequences Truth Issue Research Note Catcher
Due this week!
Sequences 3 & 2 due Tuesday
Sequence 5 due Wednesday
Sequence 1 due Thursday
Next Steps: Truth Poster Drafting
Complete the Who, What & How about your truth poster:
Who=who is your target audience?
What=what is the message/brief?
How=how will you get your message across to your audience?
Complete the thumbnail sketches for brainstorming ideas!