Month: March 2017

ELA Week of 3/20-24

Monday, March 20th

  • Introduce new roots:
    • mis-; wrongly; misinterpret
    • anti; against; antidote
    • rupt; break; eruption
    • script; write; scripture
    • scrib; write; scripture
  • Show class comma memes from Friday. If you were absent Friday, make sure you share your completed one with me.
  • Review comma rules, and practice. Practice sheet: CommaPracticeTraditional
  • Homework:
    • Comma Quiz and Roots Quiz are Thursday.
    • Pi Day is Friday.
    • Shakespeare’s No Fear Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream is due April 6th.
    • Mrs. Acton’s last day is Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 21st

  • Review roots.
  • Grade yesterday’s practice sheet.
  • Complete Comma Copy Cat practice: CommaCopyCat
  • Homework:
    • Finish Comma Copy Cat if you did not finish in class. Due tomorrow.
    • Comma Quiz and Roots Quiz are Thursday.
    • Pi Day is Friday.
    • Shakespeare’s No Fear Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream is due April 6th.
    • Mrs. Acton’s last day is Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 22nd

  • Review for roots quiz tomorrow.
  • See attachment about the short answer prompt for tomorrow’s root quiz: rootsmadeupword     *This is an example of the prompt you will see tomorrow. We practiced one in class. See the teacher example.
  • Turn in Comma Copy Cat from yesterday if needed: CommaCopyCat
  • Work on comma practice quiz: commapracticequiz
  • Homework:
    • Comma Quiz and Roots Quiz are TOMORROW!
    • Pi Day is Friday.
    • Shakespeare’s No Fear Shakespeare A Midsummer Night’s Dream is due April 6th.

Thursday, March 23rd

  • Take comma quiz and roots quiz. If you were absent, you need to make arrangements with Ms. Carter or see Mrs. Hutchings for make-up quizzes.

Friday, March 24th

Pi Day

 

ELA Week of 3/13-17

Monday, March 13th

  • Begin a new sheet for 4th 9 Weeks Roots. Record Week 1:
    • en-; cause to, in; ensure
    • em-; cause to, in; embalm
    • phon; sound; telephone
    • port; carry; portable
  • Finish film from last week, and finish questions.
  • Read article, “Remember the Titans: Historical Fact or Fiction,” and respond to this exit slip: 1) What is something that surprised you? 2) Why do we still enjoy historically inaccurate stories? *If you were absent, you will need to make up the exit slip. Copies of the article are by the make-up work folder.
  • Go to the library to check out new Sacred Reading Novels.
  • Homework: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (No Fear Shakespeare version) is now due April 6th. If you have not ordered/bought a copy, you need to do so ASAP.

Tuesday, March 14th

  • Review roots.
  • Discuss ACT Aspire English Test Strategies. Take practice tests 1 and 2. *If you were absent today, I will give you an opportunity to take the second test. That way your data will still be available.
  • Homework: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (No Fear Shakespeare version) is now due April 6th. If you have not ordered/bought a copy, you need to do so ASAP.

Wednesday, March 15th

  • Review roots.
  • Share results from yesterday’s English practice ASPIRE test.
  • Introduce mini-unit about punctuation. Today, we took notes on using commas to join compound sentences correctly.
  • Class Work Handout: StudentCopyofCommasinCompoundSentences
  • Homework: Finish today’s classwork if needed. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (No Fear Shakespeare version) is now due April 6th. If you have not ordered/bought a copy, you need to do so ASAP.

Thursday, March 16th

  • Review roots.
  • Today, we took notes on using commas to set apart introductory information.
  • Sentence Modeling Activity: For this assignment, create a sentence that is modeled after each of my examples below. Label them as I have labeled them below. This is a 9 pt. silver grade, so come see me if you need help.
    • Example One: Because I love ice cream so much, my husband brought me home some after work. (dependent clause followed by a comma)
    • Example Two: At the hospital next week, we will welcome our precious baby boy. (prepositional phrases followed by a comma)
    • Example Three: Joe, will you pick up the Chromebooks? (direct address)
  • Comma Cartoon: Choose one of our comma rules (compound sentence, introductory info, direct address), and illustrate a sentence that shows the correct use and misuse of that comma rule.
    • Teacher Example: 
  • Homework: Finish today’s classwork if needed. Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (No Fear Shakespeare version) is now due April 6th. If you have not ordered/bought a copy, you need to do so ASAP.

Friday, March 17th

  • Review roots.
  • Finish comma notes: commas_2017.pptx *Refer to slides 9-18
  • Comma Note sheet: Commas_student note sheet_2017 *Refer to Part 3
  • Sentence Modeling Activity: For this assignment, create a sentence that is modeled after each of my examples below. Label them as I have labeled them below. This is a 9 pt. silver grade, so come see me if you need help.
    • Example One: Over spring break I want to see Beauty and the Beast, clean my house, and go to the lake. (items in a list)
    • Example Two: My thoughtful, generous coworkers gave me gift yesterday. (adjectives of equal rank)
    • Example Three: A flavorful chicken quesadilla is just what I needed to satisfy my hunger. (adjectives NOT of equal rank)
  • On a Google slide, create a meme that shows one of our comma rules from this week. Meme requirements:
    • Insert an appropriate image that illustrates your content
    • Insert a text box with your correct and incorrect use of a comma rule
    • Insert a text box with your name
    • Title your slide your name + meme
    • Share your slide with Mrs. Acton (cacton)
  • Homework: 
    • Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (No Fear Shakespeare version) is now due April 6th. If you have not ordered/bought a copy, you need to do so ASAP.
    • Comma Quiz Thursday.
    • Roots Quiz Thursday.
    • Mrs. Acton’s last day is Wednesday.

ELA Week of 3/6-10/2017

Monday, March 6th

  • Take 3rd 9 weeks roots test and benchmark.
  • Work on research papers.
  • Homework: We will finalize research papers tomorrow. Most of you will turn it in class tomorrow, but it will be officially due on Wednesday.
  • Heads up: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (No Fear version) is due April 5th. Order your copy if you don’t already have one!

Tuesday, March 7th

  • Go through research rubric. Use it as a self-check.
  • Fix any formatting issues with Mrs. Acton. If you were absent today, please come see me in the morning, so I may help you.
  • Homework: Research papers officially due tomorrow when you walk in the door. You may bring a special snack to class tomorrow if you would like.
  • Heads up: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (No Fear version) is due April 5th. Order your copy if you don’t already have one!

Wednesday, March 8th

  • Turn in research papers if needed.
  • Begin film, Remember the Titans. Respond to character questions.
  • Homework: You may bring a special snack tomorrow if you would like.
  • Heads up: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (No Fear version) is due April 5th. Order your copy if you don’t already have one!

Thursday, March 9th

  • Finish film, Remember the Titans. Respond to character questions.
  • Read informational text about the true story. Note similarities and differences.
  • Heads up: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (No Fear version) is due April 5th. Order your copy if you don’t already have one!

Friday, March 10th

  • Teacher Work Day