Students are completing all pieces of Vocabulary Contract. UNIT TEST on Friday!
Spelling 3 list - quiz Friday
Choose a novel activity.
April 4 - April 8
Round 2 of commonly Misspelled words. We will do 4 rounds of 25. Quizzes are on Fridays.
Students are continuing to work their way through the poetry contract which includes reading, analyzing, comprehending, memorizing and applying knowledge by writing a poem.
Extra credit is also available.
March 27- April 1
First 25 words of 100 most commonly misspelled words. Pre-test. Quiz on Friday.
"I am" (2 poems)
Wed. - Discussed Poetry Contract - Time to work on Contract.
Friday - Spelling 1 quiz - Poetry contract work time.
Poetry Unit Test April 13.
March 14, Monday
Students completed the BIG vocabulary test over all 5 units.
Plus students reviewed for Short Story test to be given on Wednesday.
March 7-11 -
Still crazy week due to CSAP
On Monday, we read a Short story called "UNcle Marcos" and talked about types of characters.
Wednesday we read "The Necklace" and learned about characterization including a class activity.
Friday - We read Rules of the Game and discussed inferences and characterization.
NEXT WEEK March 14-17 - CONFERENCES ON TUESDAY adn THursday. NO SCHOOL FRIDAY.
TESTS -BIG VOCAB TEST ON MONDAY - Big SHORT STORY TEST on WEdnesday.
Crazy week due to CSAP-
We completed a vocabulary quiz, watched a short story turned into a movie.
Monday Feb. 28, 2011
Returned a bunch of papers.
Reviewed Figurative Language - Poetry Packet "The Road Not Taken"
Vocab 4-3 quiz.
Friday, Feb. 25, 2011
Review individual CSAP scores.
Poetry unit in textbook starting starting on page 522, see Ms. Barron for more information
Wednesday Feb. 23, 2011
Vocab definitions collected and graded, paragraph due on Friday.
Figurative language discussion- personification, simile, metaphor, alliteration, assonance, consonance, and onomatopoeia.
Write a Figurative language poem about "Most Dangerous Game"
Review Story Most Dangerous game.
Collect Plot Chart for story. Take Quiz over story.
Friday Feb. 12, 2011
Collected Vocabulary 4 paragraph - quiz on Wednesday, Feb. 16
Reviewed "The Cask of Amontillado" -Absent students need to complete questions 1-8 at the end of the story, quiz on Wednesday, Feb. 16
Class discussion regarding "Cask of Amontillado" and Plot structure.
Returned Animal Fam Test
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2011
Vocabulary 4 definitions
Write a minimum of 7 sentences explaining how to have a perfect snow day. Grading criteria: strong subjects, vivid verbs, organization shows most important to least important; paragraph includes descriptive details.
"Sonata for a Harp and a Bicycle" quiz
CSAP practice activities - fragments/subj -verb agreement
Homework - Read "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe in textbook
Monday Feb. 7, 2011
Vocabulary unit 4 words given, definitions due on Wednesday.
Vocabulary paragraph will be due Friday , quiz Monday Feb. 14.
Spoke individually with students regarding "This I believe" essay. Final copies due TODAY.
Late copies or those of absent studentswill be accepted no later than Wednesday.
Quiz for story "Sonata for a Harp and a Bicycle" moved to Wednesday.
-Sentence fragments/Subj/verb agreement CSAP activity.
Bring TEXTBOOKS to class.
Friday Feb. 4, 2011 - substitute teacher
Vocabulary Quiz 3
Animal Farm Test
Read Sonata for a Harp and Bicycle in text for homework.
Collect Final Copy of Essays and rough drafts.
Wednesday Jan. 12, 2011
Vocabulary Quiz Unit 13
Lesson on MLA format and Following Directions - see school email account for information.
Completed p. 4 number 5 and page 6, all, in the Writing Alive Workbook
Monday, Jan. 10, 2011
Review Vocabulary unit 1 - collect homework paragraph - Quiz on Wednesday
Complete p. 4-5 in Writing Alive
HOmework - Complete Grammar worksheet
Second Semester Beginning Jan. 4, 2011
Friday, Jan. 7, 2011
Vocabulary review - homework put 10 words into a paragraph
Quiz on Wednesday, Jan. 12.
Movie, "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Wednesday, Jan.5, 2011
Vocabulary Unit - Quarter 3 - Unit 1
Write definitions, due on Friday.
Write a descriptive paragraph 7-10 sentences in length describing a memorable winter break moment.
Take Notes of Verbals and Verbal phrases.
Writing Alive book p. 2, 3,
Final Exam scheduled for Friday Dec. 17.
Rough draft of essay due Monday, Final copy due Wednesday.
Sorry Busy week working on Literary Analysis essay on To Kill a Mockingbird.
Monday Dec. 6, White 4
Review To Kill a Mockingbird Quote sheet. Students should identify speaker of quote, to whom the person is speaking, what situation in the book and what is deeper significance might be to the plot or themes.
Begin essay which will be worked on in class.
Friday, Dec. 3 White 4
Finish reviewing trial scene.
Talk about important quotes in the book.
Handout of quotes.
Collect study guide questions.
Compound subjects and predicate worksheet, due MONDAY
Wednesday, Dec. 1 - White 4
Review conjunctions worksheet; students are to complete for homework.
Discuss proper punctuation of quotation marks, complete worksheet, collected for assessment.
Collect study guide answers for chapters 16-22, chapters 23-26 due Friday.
In groups class reviewed trial of Tom Robinson and evidence and testimony.
Take MAJOR notes.
Monday Nov 29, White 4
Remind Students that the study guide for To Kill a Mockingbird chapters 16-22 are due on Wednesday.
Review orally the major plot elements for chapters 14-17
Complete Journal assignment: Why did Atticus take the case? Is the relationship between the siblings realistic? Discuss.
Friday, Nov 19 White 4
Time to work on Study Guide
Wednesday, Nov 17, White 4
All Map projects are due. Review and discussion of characters and town.
Monday, Nov. 15, White 4
Discussion of Characterization in literature; examples from text
Friday, Nov. 12, White 4
Review Part 1 of the novel. Review chapters 1-11 Vocabulary, assign chapters 12-14 vocabulary. Read Chpt. 12-14 for Monday, complete study guide questions.
Time to work in pairs on Map Project, due on Wednesday Nov. 17
Wednesday, Nov. 10, White 4
Quiz over Part 1 of Book
Assign pairs for Map of Maycomb, Alabama project. Project guidelines sent to student school email. time to work in pairs.
Handout of Vocabulary for all chapters.
Complete 1-11 in vocabulary for review on Friday
Monday, Nov. 8 White 4
Ms. Barron at committee meeting. Class meets in the library. Time for silent reading and for study guide completion.
Expect quiz on Wednesday over Part 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Study guide for chapters 1-11 due on Wednesday, minus chapters 4,5, 6,
Friday Nov. 5 White 4
Read chapters 8-9 for homework.
Reviewed chapters 4-7 in class. Reviewed study guide. Quiz on chapter 6
Vocab handouts. for chapters 1-7
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010
Journal 1 - TKM = Describe or relate your memory of one of your first days of school
or Explain superstions that you held as a child. SHare with the class.
Discussion/Introduction to Novel
Computer lab: Open email, find message and link to TKM study guide, work on chapters 1-3 study guide.
Homework: Complete chapter 1-3 study guide and read chpt 4-7 for Friday.
Please note: ALL DUE DATES For NOVEL READING are on the board in the classroom
Mon. Nov. 1, 2010
Disseminate TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD textbooks. Assign chapters 1-3 for homework.
Collected "Short Stories."
Friday, Oct. 26,
Review Requirements for Short Story which is due on MONDAY.
Watch "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"
Vocab 5 quiz
Wednesday Oct. 24, White 4
Collected Vocab 5 sentences - Vocab quiz on Wednesday next week
Finish discussing "Three Skeleton Key" story
Homework: Write your own "SHort Story" - Give picture with title and lines
Monday Oct 22, White 4
Vocab 5 words - definitions mostly completed in class.
Writing Assignment: Describe the perfect treehouse - minimum of 5 sentences.
Homework: Finish REading "THree Skeleton Key" from textbook p. 1050
Friday Oct. 15, 2010 - White 4
Vocabulary quiz on unit 4
Finish persuasive speeches/returned graded speeches
Assessment (TEST) on persuasive devices in analyzing, speaking and writing.
REad "The Skeleton Key" from Text - we didn't quite finish in class.
Verbs worksheet to be completed for homework
Wednesday Oct. 13, 2010
Collect vocab sentences and review vocabulary words for quiz on Friday
Give Persuasive speeches
Monday, Oct. 11, 2010
Collect organizing chart
Review Vocabulary words unit 4, sentences due on Wednesday.
Work on Speeches, review Persuasive devices; Identify devices in speech.
Speeches to be presented on WEDNESDAY - late assignments drop 2 letter grades.
Test on FRIDAY over Non-fiction essays and Persuasive literature and speaking.
Review p. 541-544
Friday, Oct. 8, 2010
Read/review p. 538, 541, 542, 544 regarding presenting a Persuasive Speech.
30 Minutes to work on Speeches.
Vocab 4 words.
Wednesday - Oct.6 2010
Vocab 3 quiz
Read and review Roosevelt's "First Inaugural Address" Answer LIterary Analysis questions including Persuasive devices.
Present "Persuasive Speech" assignment. Brainstorm topics.
Speech requirements: 4 of 5 Persuasive devices; 3 logical appeals; 1-3 minutes in length; appropriate topic to be covered in that time; believability and persuasiveness in presentation. Due Next Wednesday, Oct. 13.
Monday -Oct. 4, 2010
No Class - Assembly
Friday, Oct. 1, 2010
Vocabulary 3 quiz on Monday.
Collected vocabulary sentence homework.
Review Martin Luther King's "I have a dream speech" and Literary analysis questions from text.
Took Quiz on Martin Luther King's piece
Assigned: Roosevelt's "First Inaugural Address" to be read and Literary Analysis questions 5-7 and chart due Monday.
Collected Persuasive Essay.
Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2010
Vocabulary 3 sentences due on Friday
Review persuasive essay, underline Persuasive devices, label
Final Copy due on Friday
Read Martin Luther King's "I Have a dream Speech" - Answer Literary Analysis questions, if you don't finish in class due on Friday.
Monday, Sept. 27, 2010 White 4
Introduction of Vocabulary Unit 3 - definitions due Wednesday
Completed Rough Draft of Persuasive Piece due on Wednesday.
Either Write your Rough draft or identify your persuasive devices.
Check writing folder "Helpful Hints" Handout.
Homework: Complete Persuasive Essay and Apostrophes worksheet.
Friday, Sept. 24, 2010 White 4
Vocab 2 Quiz
Review "Libraries Faces Sad Chapter" =Discuss other out-dated devices and whether or not they should continue to be used.
Parts of speech quiz for those who need to retake it.
Essay: Persuasive Essay - Save or eliminate a outdated device - Need an outline of 5 pieces and include persuasvie techniques.
Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 - White 4
Vocab 2 sentences collected and reviewed
Collected personal narratives, another day available for students who need it.
Parts of Speech quiz for students who need to retake it.
Literature: Read "Libraries Face Sad Chapters" Discuss Persuasive Writing, Logical and emotional appeals, analyze essay for Rhetorical devices, restatement, repetition, parallelism, and charged language
Monday, Sept. 20, 2010 White 4
Vocab 2 definitions are due, sentences are due on Wednesday (Homework). Vocab quiz on Friday.
Review Personal Narrative writing assignments, which were due for class today. Peer reading and suggestions.
Parts of Speech Quiz #2 on Wednesday. Study.
September 17, 2010 White 4
Vocabulary Unit 2- Definitions of words due on Monday, Sentences for vocabulary words due Wednesday, Vocabulary quiz on Friday, Sept. 23.
Parts of Speech Quiz- First chance
Collected Peace Like a River Projects and students discussed their favorite pieces.
Students discussed "Carry Your Own Skis"
Writing Assignment: Write a personal narrative similar to the anecdote, "Carry Your Own Skis". Students should relate a story where they learned a life lesson. Using the 5 senses to help create a vivid picture, the reader should feel for the narrator. The second part of the piece should explain how the narrator in the present has been helped by the life lesson.
The expectation is that the assignment will be between 1-2 pages. A completed rough draft is due on Monday.
Students given time to either work on definitions of vocabulary words or work on writing assignments
September 15, 2010 White 4
Vocabulary quiz on Unit one
Issued textbooks and read "Carry Your Own Skis" p. 476
Explained writing assignment which we will continue to work on next class.
Reveiwed 8 parts of speech for quiz on Friday.
Reminder: Peace Like a River Project due on Friday along with quiz on Parts of Speech
Sept. 13, 2010 - White 4
Collected vocabulary hwk for unit 1 - 10 sentences- Vocab quiz on Wednesday
Students presented PMA posters
Reviewed Parts of Speech notes
Sept. 6, 2010 - Sept. 10, 2010
White 4 - Freshmen Honors
1. Students completed an Assessment of Comprehension and Vocabulary skills. The test should reveal individual reading comprehension and vocabulary grade levels for students as they begin their high school careers.
2. Vocabulary Unit 1 - Latin and Greek Prefixes/Roots - Definitions due on Friday, 10 Sentences written from a selection of 10 vocabulary words due on Monday, Sept. 13. Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday.
3. Took IMPORTANT Notes on 8 Parts of Speech. Quiz on Wednesday or Friday next week.
4. Assigned "Postitive Mental Attitude" Poster - Due Friday. -Late Posters Accepted Monday for 10% decrease in grade. Not accepted after Monday.