Week of November 13

This week we are writing our original short stories. Friday we will be writing our final copy so be sure to be at school each day to work.

Monday- Test over “The Treasure of Lemon Brown”

Tuesday- Character Map, Conflict Map, and Sequence Time Line.

Wednesday- Rough Draft

Thursday- Revise and Edit

Friday- Final Copy (may be hand written in blue or black ink or typed)




Reminder: Next week is a break week. No school!

Week of October 30

This week we will be completing the short story of “Daedalus and Icarus” by creating a story starter for our own myths. This will be completed in their journals and can be used at the end of our unit when asked to write an original short story.

We will also read the short story “Eleven” by Sandra Cisneros. Students may preview the story by logging into Springboard online (the link is on the Handy Web links page).

This week’s TELAP:


Reminder: Tuesday, November 7th is a student holiday due to Election Day.

Week of October 16

This week is conference week so students will be dismissed at 1:30 each day.

This week we are continuing the short story “Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes. We are completing questions about setting, incident and response.

This week’s homework:



Reading Counts Quiz 1 Due

Friday, October 20

Week of October 9

This week we will be completing a Quarter 2 Pretest and reading the story “Thank You, M’am” by Langston Hughes. You can log into your Springboard account to preview or even listen to the story before we read it on Friday.

Reminder that Thursday is early release day, students are dismissed at 1:30

This week’s homework: TELAP4

Tutoring will be available Wednesday morning this week due to a meeting I have Thursday morning. This week we will be working on subject/ verb agreement. 

Week of September 18

This week in ELA we will be writing our final copy of the Personal Narrative. We will also be taking a Reading Summative.

Homework due on Friday, September 22:



AC Classes:

Be sure to have read to the designated pages in your chosen novel:

Freak the Mighty– Chapters 1-15

Flowers for Algernon– Read to “May 17”



School Dance– Thursday, September 21 from 4:30 – 6:00 (this will also include a dress “up” day)

Fall Break– September 25 -29 Don’t forget about our Reading Counts Challenge- read a book, take a test on Monday, October 2 and earn a dress down day.

September 5, 2017

This week we are drafting our first personal narrative. Be sure to complete work in a timely manner.

Homework (be sure to check back this week in case you need to complete classwork one day):

  1. Complete one of the assigned articles on Zinc (on Springboard)
  2. Begin working on the vocabulary tasks on Zinc.
  3. Complete the skills practice/ Reading Log.
  4.  AC only: Be sure Greek and Latin Root work is complete and study for quiz tomorrow.


Progress Reports go home on Wednesday, September 6.

Your next Reading Counts quiz is due September 22. (You should have completed two already)