February 19th-23rd, 2018
1. Nonfiction book report due 2/20/2018.
2. Grammar test 2/23/2018. ( Parts of sentences, types of sentences, fragments, run-ons, adding details)
3. The novel we are reading is People of Sparks. We are currently in chapter 21 and preparing for a quiz soon.
4. Course selection sheets are due in class tomorrow! Students need their INow logins in class Wednesday in order to complete their schedule. Parents should have this login, and if you do not have it, you will need to call the front office and obtain it in order to share it with your student.
Classroom Needs: KLEENEX AND CLOROX WIPES….WE GREATLY appreciate you donating these items for our class.
1. alliteration-the repetition of consonant sounds, usually at the beginnings of words
2. onomatopoeia-the use of a word that actually imitates or suggest the sound of what it describes
3. protagonist-the central character in a story: usually the story revolves around this person; the hero
4. repetition-the recurrence of sounds, words, phrases, lines, or stanzas in a piece of writing
5. climax-the point of greatest emotional intensity in a story
6. rhyme-the repetition of sounds at the ends of words that appear close to each other in a poem
7. foreshadowing-the use of clues by an author to prepare readers for events that will happen in the story
8. propaganda-speech, writing, or other attempts to influence ideas or opinions
9. antagonise-a person of force that opposes the protagonist, or central character in a story
10. syntax- the arrangement and relationships among words, phrases, and clauses in a sentence
Unit 1 Love That Dog vocabulary
1. Agony- noun, extreme and generally prolonged pain; intense physical or mental suffering
2.Apprehensive-adjective, uneasy or fearful of something that might happen
3.Beneficial-adjective, advantageous or helpful
4.Blunder-noun, a careless mistake
5.Concise-adjective, expressing or covering much in few words; brief in form but comprehensive in
6.Dialogue-noun, conversation between two or more people
7.Effect- noun, something that is produced; a result or consequence
8.Esteem-noun, favorable opinion or judgement; respect or regard
9.Evolve- verb, to develop gradually
10.Genre-noun, a class or category of art having a particular form, content, technique, etc.
1. endeavor- a conscientious effort toward an end; an earnest attempt; try; effort
2. flank- to protect or guard the sides of
3. egress- a path or opening for going out; an exit; outlet
4. refugees- one who flees in search of refuge, as in times of war, political oppression, or religious persecution;person in exile
5. plummet- to fall straight down; plunge; noise-dive; crash down; tumble
6. vague- indistinctly felt, perceived, understood, or recalled; hazy; unclear; fuzzy
7. convoluted- having numerous overlapping coils or folds; complex; elaborate; intricate
8. catastrophe- an unexpected, disastrous event that causes great suffering
9. hoist- to raise or haul up with or as if with the help of a mechanical apparatus; heave; lift
10. strewn- to spread here and there; scatter
11. vicious- spiteful; malicious; nasty; cruel; mean
12. methodically- characterized by ordered and systematic habits or behavior; logically; carefully; precisely; meticulously
13. lurk- to move furtively; sneak; lie in wait; hang about; creep around
14. kiosk- a small structure, often open on one or more sides, used as a newsstand or booth. A cylindrical structure on which advertisements are posted.
Literary Terms #1
1. Character- the people or animals in a story.
2. Point of view- the vantage point from which a story is told.
3. Conflict- a struggle or clash between opposing characters or forces.
4. Setting- the time and place in which a story takes place
5. Internal Conflict- a struggle between opposing desires or emotions inside a person
6. Theme- the story’s statement about life or the human condition
7. External Conflict- a struggle between a character and some outside force.
8. Plot- the action and problems that occur in a story.
Welcome to Chelsea Middle School. I am looking forward to learning and growing together in the sixth grade. Our class will consist of grammar, literature, reading, and writing activities. I want to help every student be successful in ELA this year. Please note the weekly assignment page each week and this will help you stay up to date on all assignments and due dates. It is a great day to be a Hornet!