Tuesday, April 14

Part 1: We will be doing some grammar review exercises online. Click on the link to access the Quill website. Then follow the directions I provided below the link.


Directions for logging in:

USERNAME: Firstname.Lastname@green-room  For example:JohnSmith@green-room.

PASSWORD: Lastname    For example: Smith

Once you are logged in, open the unit called “Grammar Review”

Part 2:

Review the powerpoint we went over before lunch. Then, follow the directions below the link.

Preparing for the Milestones Test

Writing constructed responses


Monday, April 13

Today, you will practice reading passages and answering questions about them. Please click on link below to access the practice reading website. You will then choose the section that I will be recommending to you.


Please try your best. On this program, you are able to click on the answers to see if you got them correct or incorrect. But, you cannot be rushing through this. This is PRACTICE for the Milestones on Wednesday. So, please take your time, and make use of your reading strategies.

Milestones Preparation

Here are some online resources that you can use to practice for the Milestones.

Reading practice passages and questions:

Skills Tutor: Work on any of the assignments available in my class

Login:Lunch number




Monday, March 16

For the next three weeks, we be doing a variety of review activities as we prepare for the Milestones assessment. Part of this will be to make sure we understand the vocabulary from the three main reading & writing domains. Each week before Spring Break will focus on one of these domains:

  • Week of 3/16: Expository
  • Week of 3/23: Narrative
  • Week of 3/30: Argumentative

Today we will review our author’s purpose quiz results, and use USA TestPrep to work on text structure skills.

Directions: Open Destiny. The USA TestPrep site is the second item in the right column.

USATestPrep Student Login Info:
Account ID: grffin17
Username: firstname.lastname
Password: griffin1

Throughout the period, I may assign some of you to Skills Tutor lessons as well.



Thursday, March 12

  • Today, we will review author’s purpose and point of view by doing a station activity. Tomorrow there will be a quickcheck.

ELACC6RI6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how
it is conveyed in the text.

  • We will also begin framing your expository essays by filling out graphic organizers.
  • Use the websites I posted on earlier blog pages to gather the details you need to complete your research.

Inform essay content

Monday, March 9

Today, in the lab, you will work on the following websites:

Click on these links to work on various grammar exercises:




Friday, March 6


1. Finish the graphic organizer from yesterday if you did not already.

2. Watch a video about your career. Look up your career of choice on the following website. As you watch the video, paraphrase three ideas about what you heard and saw, using the new organizer.


3. Using your notes, begin writing a summary of your research so far. This will be a ROUGH DRAFT. Use Microsoft Word. Please save your work.