Spelling Quiz on Wednesday.  Also, all students should be reading an independent fiction book.  Next week, they will have at least one assignment with this book.

Reminder – test tomorrow on all the parts of speech.  This is our first major test, and students should study.  Today, we completed a review in class.  Students also began a parts of speech sentence find with their independent reading books.  Most students did NOT finish in class, and this is homework that is due tomorrow.

Head the paper with name, book title, and author.

Students will copy a different sentence for each part of speech (except interjections), for a total of seven sentences.  The sentences should NOT be the shortest ones they can find – minimum of five words.

They need to copy these exactly, put them in quotes, use a period at the end, and write the page number for the sentence. The word for the part of speech they are identifying should be circled.


Adjective –  “Luckily, his brother was a sweet guy despite his crushing name.” p. 142

Homework (if not finished in class):  Grammar Workbook p. 13 Ex. 1, p. 15 Ex. 1 and 2, p. 19 Ex. 1.

Spelling quiz tomorrow.  Students may write the words five times each for bonus on the quiz.

Test on parts of speech is FRIDAY.  We have spent a day or two on each part of speech and will spend the next two days in class reviewing all of them.  This is our first major test, and some students struggle with parts of speech when we bring them all together.  Students should STUDY for this test!

7th - End of year test begins Wednesday, May 14.  We began the study guide together on Friday and it should be completed for homework today if not finished in class.

8th - End of year test is on Thursday, May 15.  We did the first part of the study guide today in class and will complete that tomorrow.

7th – Quiz Wednesday on Ch. 1 – 5 of Among the Hidden.  Finish chapter questions on handout.

8th – Quiz tomorrow on Vocabulary I from The Outsiders.


7th – Fact and Fiction stories and works cited page due Friday, 4/25.  We have begun Among the Hidden; some students still need to get that book.

8th – Powerpoint presentations should be complete.  Presentations begin Friday.  Bonus points for dressing up as the person studied!


7thAmong the Hidden novel must be in class tomorrow.  Fact and Fiction stories are due Friday.

8th – Active vs Passive handout is homework if not completed in class.  Chapter quotes and explanations for chapters 3 – 7 of The Outsiders due Thursday.