Homework: Updated everyday (But we ARE all human!) Make sure to check your child's agenda to make sure!
12/11/18 - Tomorrow we will be presenting our chapters from Chew on This. You will be given an extra 30 minutes to finish up when you get to class. If you feel you'll need more than that, please organize working on different parts tonight with your group. It is your responsibility.
11/30/18 - Students have compiled a list of words within our text that they've had difficulty with, in order to create their own vocabulary list. We will be having a quiz on these 15 terms on Wednesday. Make sure to study these terms throughout the week after you do your nightly reading. All of the students have the definitions in their ELA binders. These are the following 15 terms:
10/25/18 - Tomorrow is the big day? Will the mystery box open???
- The LAST DAY to turn in Term 1 Reading Journals is TOMORROW. First class to turn them all in ON TIME will receive a gift from the mystery box. This is QUIZ GRADE so please get these in. Read the directions and have someone at home read it as well.
- ALSO, our Poetry Test you've been studying 2 WEEKS for is TOMORROW. You all received flashcards to help you study, so study, study, study! End the term strong. You'll do great IF, you've been giving great effort in class and at home. I believe in all of you!
- Last but not least, have you stayed after school to finish your benchmark we took Monday? Many have not. I am grading whatever you have at the end of the day Friday. Thank you for all the dedicated students that have thus far stayed with me during SSR and after school to get their's done :-)
10/23/18 - Today was the last day in our regular period classes to finish benchmarks. Please use after school help today and Wednesday, as well as SSR time to get them completed. Whatever isn't completed at the end of the day Friday, will be graded!
Remember your other important deadlines this week as well. End the term strong! You can do it!
10/19/18 - Mark down the following important dates!:
October 22nd – Benchmark (Quiz)
October 26th – Reading Journal Deadline! (Quiz)
October 26th – Poetry Test!
**There's a cool figurative language game to help you practice if you'd like! CLICK HERE!**
10/11/18 - Finish "Oranges" light vs dark assignment
10/10/18 - Finish the Annotations for "Oranges". Complete the following tasks in the margins of the poem:
Lines 5 – 7
Sensory Language: What senses are affected in these lines? Explain.
Lines 13 – 17
Word Choice and Tone: How does the speaker feel about the girl? How do you know?
Lines 34 – 38
Word Choice and Tone: What tone does the speaker show here? Explain.
Poetic Structure: Why do you think the poet made the word “outside” be by itself on this line? What effect does it give to the poem?
Lines 51 – 56
Sensory Language: How does the image presented in these lines sum up the poem? How do these images help create a theme of this poem?
10/9/18 - Finish the first read annotations for "Oranges" by Gary Soto, in the margins. Focus only on:
- unfamiliar vocab
- figurative language
- sound device
10/4/18 - Finish your annotations for "Alone" by Maya Angelou. Remember, you're annotating in the margins for figurative language, sound devices, and unfamiliar vocabulary!
9/28/18 - Read for 20 minutes, or finish our Venn diagram activity from today comparing the two texts of Charlie Brown. Click HERE to download the 2nd text review.
9/26/18 - Finish STEAL character trait organizer for You're a Good Man Charlie Brown
9/25/18 - Last day to retake your "plot quiz" is tomorrow afternoon! also, make sure to give a first read to, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and look up the vocabulary.
9/24/18 - If you're doing a retake of our plot/ "Stray" quiz on Tuesday or Wednesday after school, make sure you study your old quiz and the corrections that were made! The quiz will be very similar, just a different format.
9/21/18 - Finish "Squiggle Stories" about your folk tales if you did not get to finish in class. Also, if you're doing a retake of our plot/ "Stray" quiz on Tuesday or Wednesday after school, make sure you study your old quiz and the corrections that were made! The quiz will be very similar, just a different format.
9/18/18 - If you didn't finishing "The Homecoming" 1st read questions, CLICK HERE to download the text in order to complete the class work assignment! If you did complete it, please read for 15 minutes!
9/14/18 - Continue studying for your quiz on Monday. You'll have to know roughly about our story "Stray" and be able to identify the following terms:
- Falling Action
- Rising Action
- Character Traits
9/13/18 - Continue studying for your quiz on Monday. You'll have to know roughly about our story "Stray" and be able to identify the following terms:
- Falling Action
- Rising Action
- Character Traits
9/11/18 - Please finish the plot line from "Stray" by Cynthia Rylant. If you need a copy of the story you can download it HERE. If you finished the story in class, please read for 15 minutes!
9/6/18 - Finish "All About Me" assignment and bring in 3 objects that represent those traits. Pictures work perfectly!
9/5/18 - Pick 3 positive traits that represent you from the list I gave you today. Make sure they are really important to who you are as a person!
9/4/18 - Reading your SSR book for 15 minutes. If you missed today's notes print out the slide show HERE.
8/30/18 - Make sure to read your SSR book tonight for at least 15 minutes. Also, make sure that you have all your school paperwork in!