Helpful Tips for Week 2:

ALL classwork & homework can be found in the Weekly Packet
Link to Serial Podcast Audio
Link to Serial Podcast Transcript

Monday, September 4th

Labor Day - No School

Tuesday, September 5th

Classwork:
  • Discuss Sticky Note activity (from class on Friday, 9/1)
  • Review Monday/classroom starting routines & procedures
  • Introduce Unit 1: NPR Serial Podcast & receive Weekly Packet
  • Episodes 1-3 Vocabulary
  • Begin listening to Episode 1 & answering Comprehension Questions

Homework:
  • Finish Episodes 1-3 Vocabulary
  • Complete listening to Episode 1
  • Complete Episode 1 Comprehension Questions

Wednesday, September 6th

Classwork:
  • Subject-Verb Agreement Practice
  • Rainy Day Man Activity

Homework:
  • Listen to Episodes 2 & 3
  • Answer Episodes 2 & 3 Comprehension Questions
  • Answer Reading vs. Listening Questions

Thursday, September 7th

Classwork:
  • Independent Reading (15 min)
  • Annotate excerpt for direct & indirect characterization
  • Discuss Rigor Model
  • Agree upon classroom Criteria for Success for Rigor Model Discussions

Homework:
  • Answer Guiding Question as Rigor Model Discussion preparation work
  • Study Episodes 1-3 Vocabulary - Quiz tomorrow!

Friday, September 8th

Classwork:
  • Vocabulary Quiz
  • Rigor Model Discussion

Homework:
  • Listen to Episodes 4 & 5
  • Answer Episodes 4 & 5 Comprehension Questions
  • Study Episodes 1-5 Content - Quiz Monday!