October 2018

Week 11 October 22-26, 2018
– Click on the link below and complete the common formative assessment.
– Submit your typed informational writing essay on the Middle East along with your graphic organizer and first draft. Glue these to pages 46-49 of your ELA composition notebook.
– We will begin working on SpringBoard pgs. 127-136. Using SOAPSTone to prewrite argumentative essay.

 

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Week 10 October 15-19, 2018

  • Finishing up Middle East Region informational essay.
  • First draft due Monday Oct 15,
  • Types copy due Tuesday Oct 16.
  • Summative assessment exam on Wednesday Oct 17.
  • Thursday – we start Unit 2 using Springboard book page 130.
  • Everyday we have early release at 1.30 pm because of the STUDENT-LED CONFERENCES ALL WEEK. Please make sure you have scheduled a conference with your student’s homeroom teacher or case manager.

Week 9 October 1-5, 2018

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PARENTS: URGENT & IMPORTANT. Please click on the link below and sign up for your student led conference for 20 minutes between 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm. Thank you. Mrs. Osakwe.
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Mon – We are working on Clauses. What is a clause?
Tues – The two types of clauses #1 – Main clause/ Independent Clause.
Wed  – The two types of clauses #2 – Subordinate/ Dependent Clause.
Thurs – Types of Sentence Structures # 1 & 2- Simple & Compound Sentences
Thurs & Fri – Reading Middle East article and annotating each paragraph.
Fri – pop quiz on linking verbs and conjunctions and writing a three paragraph essay on informational text about the Middle East Region.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

Week Six Sept. 3-7

LANGUGAGE Parts of Speech – Predicates. Verbs: action, helping, & linking
READING Read the passage about BEES and mark the text based on information relevant to the constructive response question.
WRITING – use the RACE strategy and write your response to the question. Edit and review your writing.
Evaluate your own writing  using the checklist at the bottom right of your paper.

 

Week Seven Sep 10-14

LANGUAGE Parts of Speech – Pronouns: personal(I, you, he, she, they, it, we, they), possessive(my, your, our), reflexive (myself, ourselves,   LANGUAGE Parts of Speech –  reflexive contd. themselves, yourselves)
READING Read the passage about FLAMINGOES and mark the text based on information relevant to the constructive response question. 
WRITING use the RACE strategy and write a unified paragraph responding to the constructive response question. Edit and review your
writing.
Evaluate your own writing  using the checklist at the bottom right of your paper.

 

Week Eight – Sep 17-21:

LANGUAGE Parts of Speech – Conjunctions: coordinating (FANBOYS), Subordinating (forming dependent clauses), Correlative (pairs)
READING Read the passage on TEENAGE DRIVING and mark the text based on information relevant to the constructive response question
WRITING  use the RACE strategy and write a unified paragraph responding to the constructive response question.

Thursday/ Friday: Click on the link and take the test. Only tests taken in class counts. Do not take this test at home.

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AUGUST 2018

Week Three – August 13-17, 2018

MON – Formative assessment on grammar. introduce using nouns to form simple, complete and compound subjects

TUE – Review formative assessment. practice forming subjects. unpack embedded assessment in Unit 2 Spring-Board

WED – Continue unpacking embedded assessment in Spring-Board Unit 2

THU – Extended use of RACE 5-7 sentences. Introduce using verbs to form simple, complete and compound predicates

FRI – Practice using verbs to form simple, complete and compound predicates.

Week Two – August 6-10, 2018

MON – A-Ball about me (autobiography paragraph)

TUE – T-shirt about me (autobiography paragraph)

WED – Pre-assessment on using R.A.C.E.

THU – RACE paragraph – “We Need Bees”

FRI – RACE paragraph – “Flamingo Facts”

Week One – August 1-3, 2018
1. Students will receive a course supply list, a copy of the course syllabus, and classroom expectations.

2. Parents and students are required to read and discuss together, sign and return to me by Mon Aug. 6, 2018.

3. We will be engaged in
a. some ice-breaking activities,
b. going over class rules and procedures, and
c. recognizing the students are in their writing and
d. setting goals for where each student needs to be by the end of the month.

Welcome!

Welcome to my blog.

This school year, I will be teaching English and languages arts with a focus on writing. For some of our students, Mrs. Stewart and I will co-teach together during 1st and 4th periods.

My goal is to work with my students and their parents to ensure that each child improves in their writing. To accomplish this goal, we must come to class prepared to write, read, discuss, and participate in all classroom activities. I encourage every student to ask for help, support, feedback, and suggestions on how to accomplish every task. Our day will go by faster when we are focused on learning, you will be so proud or yourself for the accomplishments I know I can help you achieve.

Please check this blog every week so you are aware of all the exciting and engaging activities we have going.

It is my hope that when we take the Georgia Milestones end of grade assessment in April 2019, you would have improved a minimum of one level up, from your score in 6th grade.

Thank you.

Mrs. Osakwe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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