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May 13 – 17

May13

It’s our last full week of school! Let’s make it awesome! Here is a sketch of what our week will look like:

  • Monday: Work on “Charles” Activity and introduction to “The Ransom of Red Chief” vocabulary HW: Work on “Charles” activities: CHARLESbyShirleyJacksonSTORY     Characterization Organizer 
  • Tuesday: Read “Ransom of Red Chief” HW: “Charles” activities due tomorrow!
  • Wednesday: Lesson with Dr. Hunt HW: None
  • Thursday: “Ransom of Red Chief” activity HW: None
  • Friday: “Ransom of Red Chief” activity HW: None
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May 6 – 10

May7

We’re in the the home stretch! Here is the outline of our week:

  • Monday: Work on your comedic play/short story with visual representation. This is DUE at the end of class on Tuesday.
  • Tuesday: Comedic play/short story with visual representation due at the end of class.
  • Wednesday: Complete “Charles” story analysis with graphic organizer
  • Thursday: FIELD TRIP!
  • Friday: Write the ending to “Charles”.
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April 29-May 3

April29

Last week of Milestone Testing! We will be testing social studies on Monday and science on Tuesday.

This week in language arts class we will be continuing our study of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Please note that you have an assessment over the play THIS Friday, May 3rd! Here is a sketch of our week:

  • MONDAY: Blocks 1, 2, and 3: Evaluate Shakespearean Language HW: Prepare for Friday
  • TUESDAY: Blocks 1, 6, and 7: Evaluate Shakespearean Language HW: Prepare for Friday
  • WEDNESDAY: Perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” HW: Prepare for Friday
  • THURSDAY: Perform “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” HW: Study for tomorrow’s assessment
  • FRIDAY: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Assessment
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April 8-12

April9

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful break! This week in language arts we will be continuing our study of verbals. We have our Verbal Assessment this THURSDAY. Please make sure to complete the nightly practice in order to prepare for the assessment. Here is an outline of our week:

  • MONDAY: Milestone Prep, Gerund Review HW: Complete Gerund practice page
  • TUESDAY: RI testing, after testing use the attached PPT to fill in your infinitive notes: Infinitives PPT HW: Complete the infinitive notes if needed
  • WEDNESDAY: Milestone Prep, Review Verbals (participles, gerunds, infinitives) HW: Complete Verbal review and study for tomorrow’s assessment. Check your answers using this answer KEY: Verbal Review Sheet Answer Key 
  • THURSDAY: Milestone Prep, Verbal Assessment, Evaluate sample Milestone responses HW: No homework 🙂
  • FRIDAY: Milestone Prep, Complete Milestone Sample Response evaluations HW: Rest up! Milestone testing begins on Monday!

 

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March 18 – March 22

March19

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Hope it was a fun day for you all!

This week in language arts class we will be entering a short grammar unit: VERBS (mood, voice, tense).

Please note that you have a grammar assessment THIS Friday. Please prepare throughout the week by reviewing your notes a little every night. Here is our weekly snapshot:

  • MONDAY: Verb Notes (tense) HW: review notes
  • TUESDAY: Verb Notes (mood, voice) *The completion of your verb notes will count as a participation grade HW: review notes
  • WEDNESDAY: Verb practice *The verb practice counts as a learning activity grade HW: review notes
  • THURSDAY: Review activity HW: STUDY for tomorrow assessment
  • FRIDAY: Verb assessment *This test counts as an assessment grade.

*You can access the Harold Syntax verb videos on the Cobb Digital Library portal in the Discovery Education database. Just search “Harold Syntax Verbs”

 

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March 11 – 15

March11

BIG NEWS this week:

  • TIME CHANGE: I hope you are already adjusting to the new time change!
  • END OF Q3: The quarter ends this Friday, so please make sure to check your grades and turn in any missing work.
  • EARLY RELEASE: We have early release this Wednesday.

Here is a look at our week:

  • MONDAY: CW: Take notes on evidence from the Debatable Topics. HW: Complete scavenger hunt if needed
  • TUESDAY: CW: Go over scavenger hunt, work on organizer and draft for persuasive speech. HW: Complete persuasive speech draft if needed
    • Here is the graphic organizer: it’s purpose is just to make sure you have all the pieces: 
    • When you write the draft of your speech, there is no particular structure that you are required to use. Just make sure you open it, close it, and have your reasoning, evidence, and rebuttals somewhere in the middle. You will be reading this draft aloud tomorrow to your group

 

  • WEDNESDAY: CW: Present persuasive speeches HW: no homework
  • THURSDAY: Q3 Touchstone Assessment HW: no homework
  • FRIDAY: Review Game HW: no homework
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March 4-8

March5

This week in language arts we will be continuing our study of argumentative writing. Here is an outline of our week:

  • Monday: Begin counterclaims
  • Tuesday: Continue counterclaims HW: Complete “Understanding Both Sides” worksheet and written response: Understanding Both Sides
  • Wednesday: Complete counterclaims debate
  • Thursday: Begin Presentation Prep
  • Friday: Continue Presentation Prep

 

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February 25 -March 1

February25

Welcome back! I hope that you all had an enjoyable and restful break!

This week in language arts we are continuing our study of argumentative writing. Your ONLY homework this week is the possible extra credit reading opportunity. If you would like to participate, make sure to grab a reading form from the back wall in class.

Here is a look at our in-class work this week:

  • MONDAY: Crime scene journal. Begin “Slip or Trip” with evidence
  • TUESDAY: Continue “Slip or Trip” with rules and rationales
  • WEDNESDAY: Continue “Slip or Trip” with claim statements
  • THURSDAY: Begin planning and writing your “Slip or Trip” written assessment **Extra credit is DUE tomorrow!
  • FRIDAY: Finalize “Slip or Trip” written assessment, Read Across America!
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February 11-15

February11

One more week until winter break! You can do this! 🙂

Here is the outline of our week:

  • MONDAY: Begin argumentative writing in class. Remember that your explanatory ESSAY is due tomorrow! Computer Lab Directions Typing Explanatory
  • TUESDAY: Begin study of Ethos/Pathos/Logos – Assessment (Quiz) on Thursday
  • WEDNESDAY: EPL Carousel activity in class
  • THURSDAY: Happy Valentine’s Day! EPL Quiz in class
  • FRIDAY: Continue argumentative writing
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February 4-8

February6

Explanatory Essay is DUE Tuesday, February 12!

Make sure to keep up with the following guidelines, so that your paper is completed and turned in on time. (+2 bonus points will be awarded for papers that are completed and turned in early!)

  • Organizer should be done TUESDAY: Explanatory Essay Graphic Organizer
  • Draft should be done WEDNESDAY. Here are some drafting reminders: Drafting Requirements 
  • Revision should be done THURSDAY (We will start typing in class on Thursday. You may not start the typing process until all the other pieces are completed and checked. Here are the revision reminders: Writer wrap up Make sure to do all revisions in a bright colored pen.
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