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Monday, February 23, 2015

MP3 - Week 3

    MONDAY   2-23-15:   Equal Rights for Women Part I   

Reminders:  You will need...
  1. Homework Check: T-Chart Advantages and Disadvantages
  2. Composition notebook, blue folder and check for handouts!
  3. Extra Help:  Tuesdays after school! Just tell Mr. D. you're coming!
Do Now - Copy
Entry Title:  Vocabulary List V

7.  foray  v. (forays, forayed) to make or go somewhere

Once we set up our tents, the troop decided to foray into the woods for an eight mile hike.

8.  condescend v. (condescending, condescended, condescends) to behave as if you are better than others; to act as though it is below your level of importance or dignity

The king of the Gods, Zeus, would never condescend himself by living among mere mortals.


Learning Target
I can cite the evidence that Shirley Chisholm uses to support her claims in the speech, "Equal Rights for Women."  RL8.1

Bridge:  Who is Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm?
(November 30, 1924 – January 1, 2005) She was an American politician, educator, and author.  She was a Congresswoman, representing New York's 12th Congressional District for seven terms from 1969 to 1983. In 1968, she became the first African-American woman elected to Congress.  On January 25, 1972, she became the first major-party black candidate for President of the United States and the first woman to run for the Democratic presidential nomination (US Senator Margaret Chase Smith had previously run for the 1964 Republican presidential nomination).  She received 152 first-ballot votes at the 1972 Democratic National Convention.

Mini-Lesson:  Reading for the Gist

  1. Get out the the speech, Equal Rights for Women.
  2. Check out the Reading Closely: Guiding Questions handout.
  3. Note:  This speech is an example of someone taking a stand!
  4. We will be using this text over the course of the next few lessons.
  5. Reading Closely: Guiding Questions
    1. TURN and TALK:  What might be some questions you think are important to ask?  Why?
    2. You will be reading this text to understand the author's point of view and how the author structures the text to prove her claim!
  6. Read Aloud / Think Aloud
  7. Mark your Text:  Circle any unknown words as you listen!
  8. Turn and Talk:  What do you think is the gist of the speech?

On a half sheet of paper, using TREES to structure your response, answer the following question based on today's reading...

Periods 1, 2, & 9:  Compare what Shirley's Chisholm says about women's rights in 1969 with your view of women's rights in 2015.  What are some reasons you feel women do or do not have equal rights today.  Use TREES to structure your response.

Periods 6 & 9:  What might be the overall main idea (the gist) of this speech by Shirley Chisholm?  Use TREES to structure your response!

    TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY  2-24&25-15:   Equal Rights for Women Part II   

Reminders:  You will need...
  1. All handouts from yesterday, composition notebook, and blue folder!
  2. Extra Help:  Tuesdays after school! Just tell Mr. D. you're coming!  
  3. Did you hand in your Inside Out & Back Again Poem?  If not, you need to meet with Mr. DeGrandis before it's too late!

Do Now - Copy
Entry Title:  Vocabulary List V

9.  erratic  adj. (erratically) not even or regular in pattern or movement.

When Marcy has an anxiety attack her breathing becomes irregular and erratic.

10.  expound  v. (expounds, expounding, expounded) to present and explain a theory or idea in great detail.

His desire for spiritual growth led him to India where he could listen to philosophers expound upon the secrets of the universe.

      Learning Target
      I can cite the evidence that Shirley Chisholm uses to support her claims in the speech, "Equal Rights for Women."  RL8.1

      1. With a partner complete the text-dependent questions.
      2. When done, combine with another team and read each others responses.  Edit your responses as necessary.
      3. Be prepared to be called on to share your response for a participation grade!


      QuickWrite #5
      Why might Shirley Chisholm be taking stand for women's rights rather than for African American rights?  Use specific evidence from the text to write a TREES paragraph that answers this question.


      1. QuickWrite #5 due THURSDAY!
      2. Bring in flashcards (this is a grade)!

          THURSDAY  2-26-16:  Make Vocabulary Flash Cards      

      Reminders:  Today you will need...
      1. 10 Flash Cards
      2. Vocabulary List V
      3. Markers (optional)

      Do Now - THINK
      Entry Title:  What Did You Ask?
      Answer the following questions using complete sentences and your vocabulary words.

      1. What might you do if you conceded to foray into the wild?
      2. List a few of the most menial jobs at a circus that are not demeaning.


      Learning Target

      1. I can clarify or determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words. L.8.4
      2. I can create study materials for learning grade 8 vocabulary words.  L.8.4

        Mini-Lesson: Review of How to Create Vocabulary Flash Cards for List V

          Work Time
          Make your cards

          Completed Cards


          1. Ten Sentences using the vocabulary words from List V.  You may not use the sentences from your composition books!
          2. Study vocabulary words for Wednesday's test using your flash cards.

            FRIDAY 2-27-15:  DIRT DAY   

          • Do Now - Start a DIRT Day Entry
          • Entry Title:  DIRT DAY

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