On Wednesday, students received instructions and information on a research assignment.  Students each received a separate question to research.  We are researching in class Thursday and Friday (4/28 and 4/29).  Students will continue to research on their own, if needed, and will prepare a two to four minute speech and bibliography of their two sources.  All work is due May 9, and students will be chosen at random to present over the course of that week.

Students received a vocabulary sheet in class today.  This is due tomorrow if not finished in class.

Monday – 4/25 – Affix Quiz 2 – pre-, de-, over-, mono-, il-, inter-, tele-, trans-, -ness, -ward, -al, -ous, -ize, -ify, -ology

Tuesday – 4/26 – Test – Tale Dark and Grimm Chapters 1 – 5 GOLD grade/ Students have a list of questions, a vocabulary sheet, and an Elements of a Fairytale sheet for this.  This will be matching (characters/settings), true/false, multiple choice on identifying figurative language from the book, fill-in-the-blank vocabulary, and short-answer questions. There will also be grammar questions on simple/compound/complex sentences, misplaced modifiers, and the correct use of commas between mulitiple adjectives.

The QUIZ on affixes has been changed to Monday, April 18, so that they can be graded and entered before progress reports go out.  See previous post for the list of affixes.

Since we returned from the break, students have been focusing on practice for the Aspire test.  They worked hard and I’m proud of them.  This week, we begin our study of Greek and Latin affixes and root words.  Students will have a quiz next Wednesday on the following prefixes and suffixes:  anti-, non/un- , semi-, dis-, re-, fore-, micro- , macro-, -en, -or, -able/ible, -ful, -less, -ive, -tion/sion/ion

 

POETRY TEST on Monday, 3/21.  Students need to study their notes on figurative language and the handout on poetic forms.  In addition, there will be two new poems on the test with related questions. This is a gold grade.

Please see the link for STUDY GUIDE ANSWERS AND DETAILS: 

3rd nine wks stdy guide, key

 

Our nine-week exam is Wednesday, March 9.  Students received a study guide today in class.  This is homework if not completed during class.  We will grade this and review tomorrow.  The test contains 33 questions on reading, grammar, and language and will count as a gold grade.

Students have a silver quiz on Monday.  The first part is matching phrases to the figurative language used (simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, etc…).  The second part is matching a line from a poem to a poem that we have read in class.

Book fair is Tuesday, March 1.

We are currently reading and discussing poetry in class.  Students are also working on a BOOK PROJECT for their independent reading books.  This is due next Wednesday.  They have half of the class period on Thursday and half of the class period on Friday to work on this during class time.  The rest must be completed at home.  Here are the details for the assignment:  Book Proj – Create a Test

Any five paragraph essays that were not finished on Friday must be turned in by Tuesday, January 26.  All late papers will be deducted 10% (8 points) each day that they are late. On Wednesday, January 27, students will have a silver quiz on Commonly Confused Words. They have a practice sheet with all words listed and defined.

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