Jeff Hewitt

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ELA 2-22 – 2-23

WINTER BREAK MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY THURSDAY Today we will discuss writing as a self-therapy technique to build emotional intelligence and awareness in students and to encourage them to use writing to benefit themselves rather than only as a means of completing class work. Students will engage in a discussion in the benefits of discussing and […]

ELA 2-12 to 2-16

We will wrap up our study of Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom this week as well as begin an intensive study of pronouns, especially pronouns that are vague (failing to agree in number or gender.) We will study a few songs from the Civil Rights era as well. MONDAY We will listen to “Ain’t […]

ELA 2-5 to 2-9

This week we continue our unit about the struggle for freedom in different aspects, from music, to speeches, to personal accounts, and media accounts. We will compare accounts to see how they are presented differently, and discuss how presentation matters. We will continue reading our focus text of Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom. We […]

Team 6-2 ELA 1-29 to 2-2

This 9 week period will focus on the theme of “The Road to Freedom,” and feature as our non-fiction focus text Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom by Lynda Blackmon Lowery. We were very fortunate recently to have received a classroom set of these through generous online donations, and they should be in later in the […]

ELA 1-22 to 1-26

MONDAY Monday we will read aloud the short story “Sun and Shadow” by Ray Bradbury. The students will take some notes about characterization, and then identify parts of the writing in the story that inform the reader about the characters in the story, especially Ricardo and the photographer. Then the students will answer some EQs […]

ELA 12-11 to 12-15

This week we will do a focus study on “6 Million Paper Clips,” a story about a middle school in Whitwell, TN that created a Holocaust museum. We will use the book and the documentary movie to reinforce learning and to generate discussion and content. MONDAY 1st Block will finish watching the documentary “Paper Clips,” […]

ELA December 4 – 8

MONDAY “Should Schools and Libraries Be Allowed to Ban Books?” writing prompt of the day. Today we will read the essay “Banning Books: An Un-American Act,” by Sarah Daber Littman. Students will identify the places in the essay that are the author’s opinion vs. what the author has supported with evidence. TUESDAY Library day. WEDNESDAY […]

ELA 11-27 to 12-1

MONDAY This week we welcome Ms. Kayla Zettler to our class. Ms. Zettler is our new co-teacher! We will engage in Ms. Zettler’s lesson, and then we will re-read “Amigo Brothers,” a short story about a pair of friends who compete in a boxing match. Students will then pick sides depending on who they think […]

11-13 to 11-17

Monday: We will wrap up our horror narratives. Tuesday: We will read “The Gossiper” and “Betty Ann”. We will be discussing the causes and effects of gossiping and bullying within the stories and explaining how we know. We will complete a chart documenting the causes and effects we find in the stories (ELACC6RI8).   Wednesday […]

ELA 11-6 to 11-10

This week we will be finishing our genre study of horror and move on to a unit that covers the book “Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul,” which is a book of short stories. Most days we will read a short story and then discuss a topic related to our standards addressed in the story. […]

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