I have posted a copy of Out of the Dust in your Google Classroom if you need to read any part.
Monday (2/27): We finished the book Out of the Dust today. We will write a 3 paragraph summary covering the beginning, middle, and end for the composition notebooks, on Tuesday.
Wednesday: Study guide for Benchmark Exam
Thursday(3/2): Test on Out of the Dust and figurative language – Library/Bookfair
Monday (3/6): Benchmark – punctuation and DGP work
Thursday (3/9): Notebooks due – 250 point grade
If you were out today, please look at your Google Classroom account. You have a new Readworks article to complete. You only need to answer the multiple choice questions and submit.
Please look over I Now to see if you are missing other work due to absences.
There are great websites to help you review figurative language. Don’t forget, we took notes on slides that are still available in Google Classroom, under the About section.
Make sure you review!
Homework – Writer’s Choice books pages 334 (exercise 1) & 336 exercise 3)odd. Follow directions on the page.
See Google Classroom to complete the Readworks Assignment by Friday, 2/3.
Direct and Indirect Objects
A direct object is a noun or pronoun that receives the action of the verb.
An indirect object is the recipient of the direct object.
If the sentence has an indirect object, it will always come between the verb and the direct object.
If there is information after the direct object about who received it, that is most likely a prepositional phrase (Jeff threw the ball to Mark.). A prepositional phrase cannot be an indirect object.
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We have begun reading Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt this week. I still have a few kids that don’t have the book, but I would like them to get it as it will aid in comprehension. We will be reading it all this 9 weeks. Plan on a new chapter (or month) being due each week. Students need to have read through October by next Thursday, 1/12.
I have put a PDF of the book in their Google Classroom account under the about section. They can use that to read if they forget their book at school. No excuses. 🙂
Enjoy the snow tomorrow! Stay safe!
Below, you will find answers to the study guides we graded today in class. Please review these and your notes, for the benchmark exam tomorrow. Remember to work on your TCCD project in Google Classroom. It is due Thursday.
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Thursday, December 8: Homework – continue working on TCCD project in Google Classroom – This is due Thursday of next week. Do not click “Turn In” until class on Monday. Make sure you have someone proof it for you by noting comments.
Friday, December 9: You will get your past study guide returned and will receive another one. Both study guides should be complete and studied for our Benchmark. Our Benchmark is next Wednesday.
If you don’t have a grade for your Santa conversation, please make corrections and resubmit it.
**There will be questions about TCCD on our Benchmark.
The Speak Up Survey is open for students, parents, and community members.
As you know Shelby County is always a big participant in this survey
. It is one of the few surveys where you get to hear from all of your stakeholders. We had many of our schools recognized last year for outstanding participation! We would love to see them all listed this year! (http://www.tomorrow.org/speakup/speakup-loud-clear.html
The survey is open until December 16, 2016 so we have three weeks to plan and get this information out.