Today is the last day of the third nine weeks; report cards will be distributed next Friday. This year seems to be flying!
English: You and I analyzed your mistakes on the benchmark test. We also completed p. 384, exercise 6 and 7 in the Writer’s Choice (blue) textbook. If you missed class today, please complete that assignment before you return to class and be ready to take the DLR 14 quiz.
Reading: The Book Fair was fabulous! If you did not bring your money today, you may return next week to make a purchase.
We read p. 204-206 in Out of the Dust and completed WS 33/34 during class.
Whew! Benchmarks are finished, and now we can move ahead! I will share your scores with you tomorrow.
English: All of the “Let’s Get Current” presentations are completed; you all did a fabulous job exploring new news! I can tell from your comments that this project was not as difficult as you feared it would be.
We began our next unit today. We looked at Comparison of Regular Modifiers. If you were absent, you should collect your work tomorrow; you will have to borrow “the little yellow” textbook.
Remember the DLR 14 quiz is tomorrow. I will collect your daily work prior to the quiz.
Reading: Billie Jo finally got “out of the dust”. (A few of you could not wait so you peeked ahead! I am glad you are enjoying our time with Billie Jo.) If you missed class today, please read from p. 193-203. We also completed WS 29/30 (main idea) and WS 31/32 (cause/effect and antonyms).
We will go to the Media Center to the Book Fair tomorrow. Bring your list of books you want to buy and the money you will need!
February has absolutely flown!
English: The benchmark is scheduled for Tuesday, and it covers chapters 9, 11, and 19. Hopefully you left class today knowing your weakest areas of punctuation (19) and nouns (9). Go ahead and review your notes on pronouns over the weekend, and we will review those on Monday.
Reading: The benchmark is scheduled for Monday and Tuesday. We have worked all nine weeks on the standards covered on that test. If you missed class today, continue reading Out of the Dust. We started on p. 162 and read/discussed through p. 189.
English: If you missed class today, you should take your punctuation test tomorrow.
Writing Team 4: Bring the article, summary, and organizer to class tomorrow. However due to benchmark test reviews, you will not share your information until Wednesday, March 5.
Reading: If you were absent today, please read through p. 162 in Out of the Dust.
English: Review all of the punctuation rules in chapter 19 (p. 489-505) for tomorrow’s punctuation test. I will collect the punctuation station work before the test.
Writing Team 4: You should write the final copy of your article’s summary. Follow the information you wrote on the planning organizer
Reading: Is Billie Jo really leaving? If you missed class, finish “Winter 1935″ and complete WS 25/26 and 27/28. We will check those tomorrow.
English: Complete punctuation stations 6 and 7 if you did not do so in class. Remember these rules are found in the textbook on p. 501 and p. 503. The punctuation test is Thursday; you will turn in your daily work prior to the test.
Writing Team 4: Edit and revise the information on the graphic organizer. Write it in final form.
Reading: I love Billie Jo If you missed class, please read p. 115-136. Remember to write reader’s notes on each page and mark all examples of figurative language.
The reading benchmark test will be Monday and Tuesday of next week. The English benchmark test is scheduled for Tuesday of next week.
English: Complete punctuation station 5 on quotation marks and italics if you did not do so in class.
Writing Team 4: You chose intriguing topics for Friday’s class discussion! Tonight you should write the rough draft information (graphic organizer).
Reading: If you missed class, read p. 99-114 of “Winter 1935″.
Book reports are due tomorrow
English: Complete your work on semicolons and colons in punctuation station 4; the rules are listed on p. 497.
Writing Team 4: Select two interesting articles that you understand. You are our final team to share new “news” with us
Reading: If you missed class today, please complete WS 23 and WS 24. Write all of the answers in complete sentences; you should use your book.
Book reports are due Tuesday! Keep reading
English: Complete punctuation stations 1, 2, and 3. These review the comma rules; the rules can be found on pages 491, 493, and 495.
Writing Team 6: Plan your presentation for tomorrow. Bring the summary, article, and graphic organizer.
Reading: If you missed class today, read Autumn 1934 (p. 87-95) in Out of the Dust.
Remember all book reports are due on Tuesday, too.
English: If you missed today’s pronoun test, please be ready to take it upon your return to class.
Writing Team 6: Follow the graphic organizer plan and write your article’s summary. Presentations are Friday.
Choir: Due to your trip tomorrow, you should work on punctuation stations 1, 2, and 3 before Friday. Remember the “rules” pages are 491, 493, and 495.
Reading: Read through p. 84 and complete WS 18/19 and WS 20. Book reports are due Tuesday