4/29/13 Test will now be tomorrow, Tuesday. Review vocabulary words.
4/24/13 Test on vocabulary and comprehension of "Amigo Borthers"will be on
Monday, April 29th. Students should begin studying the vocabulary. Also
Extra credit is due on April 30th.
4/5/13 Complete pages 1 - 7 in white booklet. Get a good night's sleep so
you are wide awake for testing on Monday!
4/3/13 Coach book pages 84 - 87.
3/26/13 Coach book Periods 1,2,3 Complete pages 119 - 121. Periods 4,5,6
Complete pages 125-126.
3/22/13 Test on Monday. See below. Coach pages to review include 79 - 82, 92-
94, and 107-114.
3/19/13 Test will be either this Friday or Monday of next week. The test
will include author's purpose, viewpoint, generalizations and arguments. The
pages to review in the Coach book have been listed on the front board since
last Friday. Review those pages as well as your notes.
3/13/13 Complete Authors Purpose writing assignment.
3/5/13 Use Coach book and notebook and handouts to study for test - see
3/4/2013 Test on Wednesday on Figurative language. This includes simile,
metaphor, personification, and hyperbole. Periods 1,2,3,4,and 6 have a
worksheet to complete. Period 5 is to complete their open inded response.
Complete multiple choice and open-ended response to the poem "Water
There will be a quiz on the reader's theater version of "Romeo and
Juliet". Students will be allowed to refer back to the play. Extra credit
assignment will be given out tomorrow.
Illustrate poems in Coach book page 14 and/or page 212 of Coach book.
Students must bring their Author's viewpoint packet to class tomorrow. We
will complete the discussion on the poem and article and then students will
take a quiz on both. They may refer back to the articles during the quiz.o
Complete open ended response. The response must be at least one full page.
The reading test has been moved to Monday, Jan. 14. The test will include
interpreting and analyzing story elements - setting, characters,theme, and
plot-conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. The
vocabulary words from Princesses... Dragons as well as a few comprehension
questions from this story will be on the test. The other reading passages
will be ones that the students have not read before.
Happy New Year! Worksheet on Vocabulary and copy the words into notebook.
The next test will be at the end of next week and will cover the story
elements: setting, characterization, plot, and theme. Students should
prepare for the test by studying their notes, reviewing the unit in the Coach
book, and rereading the "Ransom" packet.
12/7/12 Test will be on Monday. Homework: periods 1 - 5 complete Coach
book pages 128 through 131. Period 6 complete contrast paper. Study the 5
vocabulary words from "The Fun They Had"_scornful, loftily, dispute,
calculated, and nonchalantly. Review the words that signal contrast.
12/4/12 Homework: Complete the "Fun They Had" paper. The next test will be
on Monday, Dec.10,2012. The test will include the vocabulary words from "The
Fun They Had" as well as comapre /contrast.
Happy Thanksgiving!! Extra credit assignment was discussed today. It is
optional. Students will need to interview older relatives so Thanksgiving
may be the perfect time to speak with them. This extra credit will not be due
for a few weeks.
Graded assignment: Plot of play chosen by student Due Wednesday.
The students First Test of the Second marking period will be on Friday,
11/16/12. The test will include prefixes "un" and "dis" and comprehension
questions requiring students to draw conclusions from text.
Complete the Plot paper.