Week of 5/11 – 5/15

This is our last full week of classes. We will continue to work on final projects:

  • Hatchet summaries
  • Career research
  • Poetry

Even though we are in the final days of the year, remember that you are still in school. Please come to class prepared (bring pencils).

Final grades will be processed May 14th. If your grade is low, you still have a chance to pull it up.

Monday, April 27

This week we will be doing writing workshop. We will review the writing process, and work on each step.










BrainPop videos about the writing process

  1. Open Destiny: http://destiny.cobbk12.org/common/servlet/presenthomeform.do?l2m=Home&tm=Home&l2m=Home
  2.  Click on “Cobb Digital Library”
  3. Log in to Makin VIA.
  4. Find and open BrainPop.
  5. Click on “English”
  6. Click on “Writing”
  7. Scroll down. The last box in the right column is called “The Writing Process”

We will also 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”

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: