Spelling 2 words:  often, permanent, responsible, temporary, seldom, protagonist, antagonist, to/two/too

The spelling quizzes are usually each Thursday.  Each spelling quiz will also have one to three words from previous lists.

Finish your adjective/adverb handout to prepare for your QUIZ on these tomorrow.      Ex. A for both sides was the assignment.  Students may do Ex. B on each side for bonus points.

You need to bring your fiction book to class on Monday.

QUIZ tomorrow on Spelling 1.  See previous entry for the list of those words.

QUIZ Friday on Adjectives and Adverbs.  We will continue to practice and review for those tomorrow.

Reminder – Quiz tomorrow on nouns and pronouns.

Spelling 1: herself, themselves, language, adjectives, possession, expression, preposition, repetition, electrician, politician, its/it’s

Quiz on these words is next Thursday, 8/27.

We are starting out the year by running through the p-p-p-p parts of speech!  Finish up the noun and pronoun exercises in the workbook if you didn’t finish in class.  We will have a quiz on those Thursday after our speaker.

Welcome back!  I enjoyed meeting all of my new students today and I’m looking forward to getting to getting to know you better.


Test on The Outsiders is this Friday, May 8.  Students have questions and we are reviewing symbolism and theme over the next two class days.

The SEMESTER EXAM is Monday, May 18.  Students will receive the study guides next week.

Test Monday on The Outsiders, Ch. 1 – 5.  Students have a character chart and questions to look over for this.  Also, Roots 3 Quiz is next Wednesday.  The words are:  cred, gen, ling, leg, neo, pan, sect, vac, ven/vent, ver

Classes are finishing up the five paragraph essays on superpowers.  We began these in class last Monday, and typed them on Friday and this Monday.  Many of the students finished in class, but those who didn’t finish were given a couple of extra days to complete typing.  All essays are due on Wednesday, April 22.  Students currently have a couple of bonus opportunities.  They could draw the superhero which they wrote about – must be large, colorful, effortful, and neat.  The other bonus is to read the article about Alcatraz, then come to my class during lunch period to take a quick quiz on this information. They have until Friday afternoon to do this.

NO root/affix quiz this week.  This will resume next week.

PROGRESS REPORTS went home today.  I am not so happy with some of the grades.  Grades tend to fall off in the last nine weeks, but most of the poor grades are due to lack of effort and missing or incomplete work.  The good and bad news is that we have 4 1/2 weeks of school left.  Students need to keep working!

All classes are currently working on an essay about what superhero powers they would like to possess.  They have two handouts on this and will be getting the rubric tomorrow.  A rough draft of the three body paragraphs are due tomorrow.  The finished rough draft is due Friday, and we will type Friday and Monday. This is a major grade of 100 points and can help to make or break a student’s grade.  If they are paying attention and following the rubric, they should do well.

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