May 20

Week of May 20th

Happy Last Week!!!

Final Exams: 2nd & 7th on Monday, 20th. 3rd on Tuesday, 21st

Tuesday & Wednesday are early-release days. School will end at 1:30.

Walton Summer Assignments have been posted! All assignments can be found on the Walton website under the Academics tab. HOWEVER… I also have them here. Good luck!!

Walton Summer Work: All 9th grade Literature courses will be reading Refugee by Gratz.  9th grade Honors Lit 91_Honors_Summer_Reading_Asssignment_2019     9th grade On-Level Lit 9th_Literature_92_Summer_Assignment_2019

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May 13

Week of May 13th

*Parents & Students- please review the End of Year Dates information sheet!

FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE: Friday, 17th- 1st & 6th/Monday, 20th- 2nd & 7th / Tuesday, 21st- 3rd Terms on Final Exam

All Classes: Link to Novel

Thursday, 5-16: Maps were finished and turned in. Students worked on papers that are due when they take their final exams. Extra Credit option due end of school day tomorrow CSI Timeline   Novel Study Guide- optional- And Then There Were None study guide

Wednesday, 5-15: We finished the novel! The manuscript & epilogue have 2-column notes that will help you understand the order of everything with the end of the book. It does NOT need to be turned in, however, it will help you with the final, so… Epilogue and Manuscript

MAPS are due tomorrow (Thursday) at the end of class!

Tuesday, 5-14: We read Chapters 15 & 16 and part of the epilogue. We’ll wrap up our mystery tomorrow!! 🙂

Monday, 5-13: We read chapters 13 & 14 and students received the “Evidence Collections” Q&A sheet. I’ll check that you got started on those questions tomorrow-they are due the day you take your final exam.

Evidence Collection Answer Keys

Important Due Dates:

*Thursday, 5-16: All Maps are due: Map of Mansion Map activity   Map Rubric

The day you take your final exam turn in: Evidence Collection Q&A Sheets              Character Chart   Archetype & Symbols

* BAND STUDENTS- BE SURE YOU HAVE THE STUDY GUIDE & REVIEW IT! Make up quiz for Ch. 6-12 will be Thursday, 5-16 in class.            Study Guide for Chapters 6-12   

 

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May 6

Week of May 6th

Parents & Students- please review the End of Year Dates information sheet!

All Classes: Friday, May 10th- Quiz for Chapters 6-12 and the rest of the vocabulary #17-34

Answers for the Vocabulary Ant. Guide are on the 2nd page of the link. Anticipation Guide

Friday, 5-10: We took the quiz for  Ch. 6-12 & the rest of the vocabulary words. The Archetype and Symbol WS was also handed out. Archetype & Symbols   The Map Activity will be due THURSDAY, MAY 16th.

Thursday, 5-9: We read chapters 11 & 12. Study guide for tomorrow’s quiz is for you to review Study Guide for Chapters 6-12 but it will NOT be collected. Remember to study the vocabulary words too. Literary Device Sheet is due tomorrow Literary Devices Chart

Wednesday, 5-8: We finished Ch. 9 and Ch. 10. Q&A sheet was handed out & completed in class- it will be checked tomorrow. The Final Exam study guide was handed out also. Final Exams begin Friday, May 17th. 

Tuesday, 5-7: We read Chapters 8 & part of 9. Students are keeping up with their map creation & the character chart.

Monday, 5-6: We read chapters 6 & 7 in And Then There Were None. We discussed the Literary Device sheet and found examples in the chapters Literary Devices Chart This chart is due Friday. 

Anticipation Guide For Voc 17-34   Ant guid word list

Map Activity from last Friday is due Thursday, May 16th                                                              Map activity   Map of Mansion       Map Rubric

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April 29

Week of April 29th

Milestone Testing:

Monday 29th – SS        Tuesday 30th- Science

QUIZ FOR CHAPTERS 1-5 & ITS VOCABULARY WORDS ON FRIDAY MAY 3RD- Flashcards are due on the same day too (Words #1-16). Vocab for And Then     voc flash cards                               Study Guide 1-5

Wednesday, 5-1: All classes met today- classes worked on the study guide & Q/A evidence sheet Q&A CH 1-5  . The quiz will be moved to FRIDAY MAY 3rd due to Field Day now being Thursday. Flashcards & study guide also due Friday. 

Tuesday, 4-30: Periods 6 & 7 met today. Same as Monday’s lesson.

Monday, 4-29: Periods 1, 2, 3 met today. We read chapters 4 & 5 & received the study guide for Thursday’s quiz.

As part of our mystery unit, we will be reading a classic novel- Agatha Christie’s  And Then There Were None. I’m providing the novels in class for everyone. However, if you would like to buy your copy, you certainly are welcome to do so. BUT, PLEASE DO NOT READ AHEAD!

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April 22

Week of April 22nd

 Milestone Testing:

Monday 22nd & Tuesday 23rd- Math       Monday 29th – SS        

Tuesday 30th- Science

QUIZ FOR CHAPTERS 1-5 & ITS VOCABULARY WORDS ON THURSDAY, MAY 2nd.

As part of our mystery unit, we will be reading a classic novel- Agatha Christie’s  And Then There Were None. I’m providing the novels in class for everyone. However, if you would like to buy your copy, you certainly are welcome to do so. BUT, PLEASE DO NOT READ AHEAD!

Friday, 4-26: We worked on our Character Sketch Project and discussed direct vs indirect character traits. Students also received the Literary Devices Chart to complete while reading Chapters 1-8.

Thursday, 4-25: We read Ch. 3 and began the Character Sketch Project. Students receive one character to recreate and follow during the novel. Follow the direction on the rubric. This project is due Monday, 4-29.                             Character Sketch Cards  Character Sketch Project 

Wednesday, 4-24: We finished Ch. 1 and read all of Ch. 2. We have met all the characters listed on the character chart, and are ready for the action to begin! Be sure you have information recorded for all 10 characters.  

Tuesday, 4-23: Periods 6 & 7 met today. See Monday’s lesson 🙂

Monday, 4-22: Periods 1,2,3 met today. We started the novel by reading the nursery rhyme/poem that inspired the story, read chapter 1, character charts & lit devices sheets were handed out. There is vocabulary for this too. It was handed out last Friday along with the assignment. NOTE- WORDS #2 & 7 USE THE 2ND DEFINTION- ONLY DOING FLASHCARDS FOR WORDS 1-16 (CH. 1-5)  Vocab for And Then           voc flash cards      Character Chart                             Lit Devices Chart     Nursery Rhyme

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April 15

Week of April 15th

Milestone Testing: Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th- ELA.                                                          Monday  22nd & Tuesday 23rd- Math.       Monday 29th – SS.      Tuesday 30th- Science

Friday, 4-19: Vocabulary for And Then There Were None was handed out. The assignment for the words in chapters 1-5 was done in class. The quiz & cards will be due May 2nd. Vocab for And Then   voc flash cards

Thursday, 4-18: All classes discussed how the truth can be deceiving, and trying to analyze art & situations in a different perspective. BRING 20 FLASHCARDS TOMORROW

Wednesday, 4-17: All classes worked on word puzzles & riddles to get our minds thinking differently.

Tuesday, 4-16: 6th & 7th periods met today. We watched “Brain Games” and discussed the ways we can logically solve problems.

Monday, 4-15: 1st, 2nd, & 3rd periods met today. We watched “Brain Games” and discussed the ways we can logically solve problems.

 

We are beginning a mystery unit later this week. I’m providing the novels in class for everyone. However, if you would like to buy your copy, you certainly are welcome to do so. BUT, PLEASE DO NOT READ AHEAD!  Agatha Christie’s  And Then There Were None

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April 8

Week of April 8th

Please Review the Tips for Milestones this weekend!!! Monday is the Writing portion & Tuesday is Reading & Grammar- you’ll do great 🙂  MY HOMEROOM- remember to meet in lab 6D6 Monday morning. NO phones or smart watches and bring a book!

Friday, 4-12: Test and Project on Verbs/Verbals.

HELP SESSION: I will be in early to help students on Thurs. & Fri. 11th & 12th at 8:20. I’ll send out a “Remind” also so you don’t forget 🙂

If you want to do more review for tomorrow’s test, go to the “Pages” section and review Verbals. Don’t forget Verb Mood & Voice  Verb Moods Powerpoint   Active & Passive Voice. Also, you should look over the answer key to Monday’s Verbal Practice Test practice test answer key

Thursday, 4-11: We reviewed for tomorrow’s test & answered questions about the verbal project. A punctuation HW packet was sent home. It is due in class on Monday after testing. We also continued to review for the Milestones- this time with songs & their lyrics!

Wednesday, 4-10: Today we did an “escape” challenge with writing prompt vocabulary words. Don’t forget that Friday we have a test & your project is due. See below for the info

Tuesday, 4-9: Depending on your writing group assignment, click on your assignment :          Hooks                Dialogue Notes              Prompt Practice GO

 Homework- complete the Dialogue guided notes and correct the paragraph. You do NOT need to do the “Breaking up is hard to do” assignment.

A VERBALS PROJECT has been assigned. Please review the options and requirements. All 3 Verbal Projects Details   Verbal Project Overview  It is due Friday, April 12th. Same day as the TEST. The test is over: Verb Voice, Mood, and Verbals

Monday, 4-8:

GO to my “Pages”, the yellow note on the right side of the screen.

Click on VERBALS & watch the embedded videos. Still confused? Click on the link below the videos for more info and even more videos. 

Feeling confident? Play the Jeopardy Game also on the Verbal “pages”.

HOMEWORK TONIGHT: Watch Shmoop Tube video for semi-colons & do both sides of the WS handed out in class today.

GA Milestones Resource:  This practice site lets students see what testing online is like. Parents and educators are welcome to try it too. The items on the demonstration tests are general and are organized into three grade bands: Grades 3 – 5, Grades 6 – 8, and High School in the content areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The items do not necessarily represent the specific grade-level content that students learn daily in their classrooms. The primary purpose is to let students experience, firsthand, the functionality of the online testing platform. The sample tests are not graded, so have fun!  http://www.gaexperienceonline.com/

 

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March 25

Week of March 25th

All Classes:

Friday, 3-29: We took SAT Unit 8 quiz and continued with Verbals. A VERBALS PROJECT was assigned today. Please review the options and requirements. All 3 Verbal Projects Details   Verbal Project Overview  It is due Friday, April 12th. Same day as the TEST. The test is over: Verb Voice, Mood, and Verbals

Thursday, 3-28: Verbals PPT Verbals with Practice

Wednesday, 3-27: Need to practice & review DO, IO, PN & PA? Codes: 886198 & 867560 https://quizizz.com/join/

Ready for Verbals?  Verbal Intro PPT    Verbals Notes_Examples

Tuesday, 3-26: Quizziz for Verb Voice & Mood https://quizizz.com/join/  Code: 682292  Finished by Thursday, 28.                                                                                                                                                                                 New Concept: Verb Moods Verb Moods Powerpoint                          IF you want to continue on the color by number activity, here are the directions CBN verb mood

Monday, 3-25: Irony PPT – part of the 8th gr. curriculum is to know the 3 types of Irony Irony Overview                                                                                                                                 New Concept: Verb ACTIVE & PASSIVE VOICE                        Active & Passive Voice      Active Passive Organizer

IRONY & PUNS QUIZZIZ-   https://join.quizizz.com   CODE: 249529  Due by Wednesday, 27th

 

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March 18

Week of March 18th

All Classes: Bring 20 flashcards on Friday, 3-22 for SAT 8 assignment. Head’s up…super quick turnaround… quiz & cards due Friday, 3-29 right before spring break 🙂

Thursday, 3-21: We wrote a timed argumentative essay to help us prepare for the Milestones’ essay on April 15th. 

Wednesday, 3-20: We took the learning check over the writing terms. Students then began to work in groups to continue practicing their writing skills. We’ll try to do more of the stations between now & Milestones. Do NOT worry about finishing them right now. Reminder that we’ll be doing a practice essay in class tomorrow!

Tuesday, 3-19: We took SAT Unit 7 quiz & worked with model essays to study the elements of an argumentative essay.  Argument Writing Highlight Essay

Your hint for tomorrow

MONDAY, 3-18

TODAY’S WORK:

  1. Open this to fill in your note packet         Persuasion Notes

  2. Fallacy    Faulty Reasons

  3. TONIGHT’S HW- watch video & fill in ws. ONLY DO THE SHMOOP TUBE SIDE. SAVE THE BACK FOR WEDNESDAY’S WORK!!!

  4. SAT unit 7 quiz & cards due tomorrow SAT 7 Words     SAT 7 Flashcards

 

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March 11

Week of March 11th

AC:

Tuesday, 3-12 to Friday, 3-15: We are watching the film version of our novel. We are following the motifs that parallel both versions.

Monday, 3-11: All classes are taking their novel final exams & turning in the assigned work.

LA:  Your Pearl song project is due  Tues. 3-12, at the end of class. song/cd project

Wednesday, 3-13: We are watching the film version of our novel. We are following the events that parallel in both versions.

Tuesday, 3-12: We wrote a constructed response about the tone of a passage from The Pearl. Song Projects were turned in today.

Monday, 3-11: All classes are taking their novel final exams & turning in the assigned work.

All Classes SAT Unit 7 is due next Tuesday, 3-19 SAT 7 Flashcards

Wednesday, 3-13 is an early release day. School is out at 1:30

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