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September 17-21:

September17

A few reminders for this week:

  • IOWA/CogAt testing is still going on for 7th graders. This means that 8th graders will have connections in the morning on Monday and Tuesday.
  • You have a QUIZ (Learning Activity) over The Odyssey this Tuesday. Make sure to complete your book questions and chart on page 8 (Initiation Stage)
  • ONLINE TEXTBOOK: If you need to access the online textbook at any time this year, please use the following directions: Springboard online Directions-1lz8o7g

Here’s a look at what we’re doing this week in class.

  • Monday: Review The Odyssey; watch a video representation of the story; work on comprehension questions #1-4, 6, 7, 13; work on the Initiation Stage part of the chart (page 8)
  • Tuesday: take Odyssey Learning; write journal
  • Wednesday: Begin Return Stage; watch Return Stage video; complete chart on page 8
  • Thursday: Dialogue warm-up; work on Hero’s Journey Narrative Chart
  • Friday: Dialogue warm-up; work on Hero’s Journey Narrative Chart = DUE after break!
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September 10-14

September10

A few reminders for this week:

  • IOWA/CogAt testing starts for 7th graders on Wednesday. This means that 8th graders will have connections in the morning on testing days.
  • You have a QUIZ (Learning Activity) over The Drummer Boy of Shiloh this Tuesday. Make sure to complete your book questions and graphic organizer prior to starting this quiz.
  • ONLINE TEXTBOOK: If you need to access the online textbook at any time this year, please use the following directions: Springboard online Directions-1lz8o7g

Here’s a look at what we’re doing this week in class.

  • Monday: Working on D.B.O.S questions #1,2,4,6,7,8; completing Departure Stage graphic organizer; working on D.B.O.S graphic organizer
  • Tuesday: D.B.O.S “Quiz”; Odyssey introductory journal
  • Wednesday: Begin Initiation Stage = Introduction to The Odyssey; begin reading
  • Thursday: Continue reading The Odyssey
  • Friday: Complete reading The Odyssey; work on comp. questions
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Happy Friday!

September7

In class today, we finished reading “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh’ by Ray Bradbury. We started comprehension questions #1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8. It’s not official homework to complete the questions, but please know that you will only have about 10 minutes on Monday to complete your responses.

I hope you have a fabulous, fun-filled Friday and rest of your weekend!

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Recovery Reminder

September6

Just a reminder that your figurative language grade recovery is due tomorrow. You should have checked your grade on Synergy. If you scored below a 75, you’re eligible. You should have picked up a green grade recovery sheet in class. Make sure to complete it, check your answers, and turn it in tomorrow.

 

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August 27 – 31

August27

Big reminder that your figurative language assessment is THIS Tuesday (8/28). Please make sure to prepare. I have attached review PPT that you could use to practice, but please make sure to review your notes/study guide as well. Figurative Language Review Game-2gmdvgm

Here’s a sketch of what this week in class will look like:

Monday: Review for figurative language assessment

Tuesday: Figurative Language Asessment

Wednesday: Creative Journal Writing. Remember that today is EARLY RELEASE!

Thursday: Begin introduction to unit theme: The Challenges of Heroism

Friday: Unpack Narrative Embedded Assessment

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Friday Reminder:

August24

Remember that your “Sam McGee” activity is due on Monday!

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August 20 – 25: Language Arts

August20

Here are the upcoming due dates and reminders for the week:

  • Grade recovery DUE on Thursday. If you scored a 75% or below on your Sentence Assessment you qualify for grade recovery. See me for your practice page.
  • Figurative Language Post-Check = Monday 8/27
  • Figurative Language Assessment = Tuesday 8/28
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August 15 Update

August15

If you did not complete your required practice page in class today, please do so tonight for homework. Be ready to check your answers in class tomorrow!

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August 13-17

August13

Second full week of school…you made it…WAHOO!

Here are your reminders for the week:

  • Sentence Post-Test will be on Tuesday. This will count as a learning activity grade.
  • Sentence Assessment will be on Friday. This will be an assessment grade, so please be sure to prepare accordingly. Make sure to study your notes, and come to class with questions. We’ll be reviewing each day this week.
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August 6 – 10: Language Arts

August7

Weekly Reminders:

  1. You received your syllabus on Monday. Please get it signed and bring it back to school by Wednesday.
  2. Your parts of speech review comic-strip is due Friday (8/10). Please make sure to follow the instructions provided and plan your time accordingly. Parts of Speech Comic Strip
  3. Remember to have all materials for class by Monday (8/13). See my past post for details and material requirements.
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