November 1, 2017

Today in Reading…

You worked in groups of 3 to discuss and respond to questions about the novel.

There is no homework tonight.

Today in Language Arts…

You continued your horror story and some of you conferenced with me about your personal narrative.

There is no homework tonight.

October 30, 2017

Monday and Tuesday in Reading…

You are learning about mood and tone in literature and about Edgar Allen Poe.  You will read one of his great works (The Tell Tale Heart) and analyze the mood/tone.

There is no homework.

Monday and Tuesday in Language Arts…

You are reviewing the elements of plot and writing a horror story.

There is no homework.

October 26, 2017

This week in Reading…

You have read chapters 18-20.  You had 7 comprehension questions about chapter 20 today and will have a few minutes to finish them tomorrow.

There is no homework tonight, but we are going to the media center tomorrow, so if you have books at home to be returned, bring them with you tomorrow.

This week in Language Arts…

You have worked on revising your personal narrative.  I have already conferenced with many of you and will continue to do so tomorrow.  Special thanks to Mrs. Baker, media specialist, for helping with conferencing.

There is no homework tonight.

October 23, 2017

Today in Reading… 

You had 15 minutes to finish your HG visual summary. Then we read chapter.

Tonight for homework… 

Finish visual summary if you didn’t already finish it in class. 

Today in Language Arts… 

You took notes on the rules for punctuating dialogue. Then you worked on your personal narrative – checking the dialogue punctuation and adding dialogue as needed.

Tonight for homework… 

Complete the Calvin and Hobbs assignment.

Week of October 16 (AKA Conference Week)

This week in Reading…

You will read Hunger Games chapters 16-17.  Then you will illustrate a visualization of a scene of your choice from the novel.

There is no homework, but if you don’t finish your visualization by the end of class on Friday, you may need to finish it over the weekend.

This week in Language Arts…

You are drafting your personal narrative.  We started a hand-written draft today and will continue that tomorrow.  Beginning Wednesday we will have computer access and will begin typing and continuing your first draft on the computer.

There is no homework this week.

October 12, 2017

This week in Reading…

You have continued the Hunger Games. In class we have read through chapter 15. You are also completing the Quarter 1 County Touchstone Assessment.

There is no homework.

This week in Language Arts…

You are working through the pre-writing process for your personal narrative.  We are spending a good bit of time recognizing the beginning, middle, and end of a narrative, and you wrote two different beginnings for your own personal narrative.

There is no homework.

October 6, 2017

Today in Reading…

You explored the Feeding America website and completed a “3, 2, 1” exit ticket.

3- things you learned from the site that you hadn’t already read, heard, learned from other sources we have used for research.

2 questions you had about the information on the site

1 thing you would do if you were “in charge” to improve the situation

There is no homework tonight.

Today in Language Arts…

You worked on your personal narrative “memory map”.

There is no homework tonight.