September 18-22, 2017
1. Grammar practice pages 31-36 due Friday. This can be completed in class and at home.
2. Book Report- Fiction book reports will be due 9/29/17.
3. ELA fee on $20.00 is past due. Please send ASAP or send a note for the counseling office if there is a financial difficulty preventing you from paying for their workbooks and novels.
4. We are enjoying our novel, City of Ember. Be sure to ask your student about the novel. Students will have a class copy of the novel and if they are absent, they can check out a copy for overnight to make up the readings.
5. City of Ember test- Thursday 9/21/17. (chapters 1-10)
6. City of Ember vocabulary slide presentations due 9/27/17.
Have an awesome week!
* Remember to sign your student’s agenda book on Monday night.
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!