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December 6, 2017

Parents, please check with your son/daughter to see if they have pencils and paper.  It seems we have reached that time of year when supplies have run out!

This week in Reading…

We have continued to learn new vocabulary terms. At this point you have all 18 terms that you will need to know for your test next Thursday (12.14).

You have also continued your independent Historical Fiction Novel Study. I have collected your first set of 4 response questions, I will collect the next 4 at the start of class on Monday and the final 4 on December 15.

You received the rubric for your presentation which will be due on December 18.  We will continue to use class time to work on your responses and prepare for your presentations. We will have computers access each day next week.

Tonight for homework…

Begin reviewing your vocabulary words for the test next week.

This week in Language Arts…

You finished up your Nemo plot diagrams on Monday.  We are continuing to work with the elements of plot through the stories “Eleven” and “The Treasure of Lemon Brown”. You re-wrote the rising action of “Eleven” to change the conflict from internal to external, and to include dialogue and figurative language.

Wednesday night for homework…

Finish your “Eleven” re-write if you did not finish it in class.

There is no homework the rest of the week.

Week of November 28, 2017

This week in Reading…

You will select a historical fiction novel for an independent novel study.  You received the information for your presentation about the novel which will be due on December 18.

You will also take the ELA Touchstone.

I will be out on Thursday and Friday (in Savannah with the Beta Club).

This week in Language Arts…

You will read the Greek Myth, Daedalus and Icarus, and focus on deepening your understanding of the parts of plot.  We will review plot diagrams, and you will complete a plot diagram of your own for a story.

There is on homework this week.

November 14, 2017

Today in Reading…

You began your final Hunger Games performance task.  You will have the rest of the week to work on your selected project in class and it will be due at the end of class on Friday.

Tonight there is no homework.

Today in Language Arts…

You began the “Check Your Understanding” paragraph on page 58 – determining and supporting your opinion of the theme of “Thank You, Ma’m”.

There is no homework tonight.

For select students on Tuesday

Reading students who have selected option 6, use these links to learn about writing test questions before you begin your assignment.

https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/writing-good-multiple-choice-test-questions/

http://www.uwec.edu/Assess/resources/upload/AssessmentToolkit-truefalse.pdf

https://www.ispringsolutions.com/blog/8-tips-for-writing-good-fill-in-the-blank-questions-in-e-learning-courses/

https://testing.byu.edu/handbooks/WritingEffectiveEssayQuestions.pdf

(pages 6-8 for essay question link)

November 13, 2017

Today in Reading…

You finished The Hunger Games and took a test over the novel.  Tomorrow we will begin your final Hunger Games assignment.

There is no homework tonight.

Today in Language Arts…

You learned about THEME in literature.  We discussed the events of Thank You Ma’m. Tomorrow you will combine what you have learned about the story with your understanding of theme in a written assignment.

There is no homework tonight.

November 8, 9, 10

Parents and Students, I will be out tomorrow and Friday.  Mrs. Scott will be here and will take good care of my classes.  I will do my best to check email, but I will be moving, so my internet access will be dependent on the reliability of ATT… If you email and I do not respond, please know I will do so on Monday if I can not get back to you earlier.

This week in Reading…

Today you had the opportunity to do an awesome BREAKOUT lesson with Mrs. Slade.  I’m proud of those of you who relied on your own thinking skills to problem solve!

The rest of the week, you will finish reading The Hunger Games.

There will b no homework.

This week in Language Arts…

We are reading the story “Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes.  You will analyze the narrative elements to help you understand the theme.

The only homework is for those of you who did not finish and turn in your personal narrative or your horror story.  Remember, do not turn these in to Mrs. Scott.  I will get them from you when I return on Monday. They will not be considered latER because I am out.

 

November 6, 2017

Today in Reading…

We finished chapter 22 and read and discussed chapter 23.

There is no homework tonight.

Today in Language Arts…

We started the second half of Unit 1 (Activity 1.10).

Tonight for homework…

Horror stories are due on Wednesday.

November 2, 2017

Today in Reading…

You finished your discussion group questions and responses. We will continue reading the novel tomorrow, I know you are anxious to get back to it!
There is no homework tonight.

 

Today in Language Arts…

We continued to on both your horror story and your personal narrative. Some of you had time to peer edit and work on a final draft of your horror story, some conferenced with me about your personal narrative…

Tomorrow we will wrap up both writing pieces.