This Week in Language Arts: May 14 ~ 18, 2018!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts! This week, students will complete all of their Autobiography Project which is due on Thursday, May 17 (this is the extension date). In order to do this, students will…

  • finish submitting rough drafts of autobiography’s chapters (if incomplete)
  • type all autobiography chapters
  • create and design chapter dividers
  • write/type their Legacy Page
  • write/type their Dedication Page
  • write/type their Table of Contents
  • create/write/type their Title Page
  • write/type their Conclusion
  • decorate their cover with their theme

HOMEWORK:

Continue working on Autobiography Project at home

This Week in Language Arts: March 26 ~ 30, 2018!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts! This week, students will…

  • identify The Lady or The Tiger vocabulary words on a quiz (Tuesday)
  • complete the following timed activities: organizational strategies, transitions in writing, MLA style citations, adding sentences, active/passive voice, hyphens/dashes/parentheses, ellipses, identifying gerunds, consistency in writer’s point of view, denotation/connotation, and organizing ideas in a paragraph
  • identifying and explaining different types of irony
  • identifying vocabulary words from throughout the year
  • Study Island ~ areas of deficiency per student timed activities

HOMEWORK:

Read 30 minutes (daily)

This Week in Language Arts: March 19 ~ 23, 2018!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts! This week, students will…

  • narrative elements vocabulary pre-test (review answers after completion)
  • define vocabulary words for The Lady or The Tiger, a narrative text
  • complete a Frayer model for one vocabulary term (assigned)
  • read the narrative, The Lady or The Tiger
  • answer text-dependent questions for The Lady or The Tiger
  • write a narrative ending for the short story
  • identify and explain the use of plot (Study Island Mar. 22 – 27)
  • identify and explain the use of Literary Point of View (Study Island Mar. 22-27)

HOMEWORK:

  1. Read 30 minutes
  2. any work not completed in class, must be completed for homework

 

This Week in Language Arts: March 12 ~ 16, 2018!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts! This week, students will begin reviewing for the Milestone assessment by practicing taking assessments within specified time constraints. Students will…

  • editing and explaining the use of punctuation in erroneous paragraphs (Success Starters)
  • using context clues to determine meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary
  • writing three constructed responses (narrative and explanatory)
  • identifying and paraphrasing details from texts
  • insert and explain the use of paragraphs in writing
  • define, use, and explain grade-appropriate academic vocabulary

HOMEWORK:

  • Read 30 minutes daily
  • Review vocabulary and reading comprehension strategies (in notebook)

This Week in Language Arts: Mar. 5 ~ 9, 2018!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts! This week, students will…

  • review notes, rules, and an example governing the proper uses of commas
  • identify and explain the rule for commas practice
  • create sentences which includes commas following specific rules
  • review notes, identify, and explain the setting in specific pieces of text
  • review notes, identify, and explain the tone in poems and other texts
  • read texts and use reading comprehension strategies to determine answers to questions (Unit 3 Touchstone Assessment)

HOMEWORK:

Read 30 minutes

This Week in Language Arts: February 26 ~ March 2, 2018!

Welcome to another week in Language Arts! This week, students will…

  • review rubric, review feedback, edit, and re-write the Mock Writing Assessment’s explanatory essay (due Tuesday, Feb. 27)
  • identify and explain the use of setting, tone, and the correct use of commas (due Wednesday, Feb. 28)
  • identify and explain how to plan and organize writing (Study Island due Tuesday, Feb. 27)
  • define, analyze, explain, and transform a prose selection into a Found Poem
  • work with a group to present a panel discussion on how “Finding Light in the Darkness” related to their independent Holocaust text

HOMEWORK:

Read 30 minutes daily