Have a great break!!!

Students will have a spelling quiz on Friday, April 7, on literary devices – onomatopoeia, hyperbole, metaphor, simile, personification, imagery, symbolism, paradox, allusion, alliteration

Reminder – GOLD TEST – Poetry – Thursday, 3/23.  The test will cover poetic forms (limerick, sonnet, haiku, elegy, etc…), literary devices (simile, metaphor, imagery, personification, allusion, hyperbole, etc…), and comprehension of two new poems.  Students have a handout on the forms and should have a page of notes for all of the literary devices.  This is a multiple choice test worth 75 points. 

Students are learning about figurative language and poetic forms as well as reading and interpreting various poems. Students will have a GOLD test on this material next Thursday, March 23.

GOLD TEST FRIDAY, 3/3 – Commonly Confused Words and Literary Terms

Students need to study for this; they have two handouts on the commonly confused words and their own handwritten definitions of the lit terms (metaphor, simile, alliteration, onomatopoeia, symbolism, personification, hyperbole, allusion, paradox, imagery). 

All students need to complete today’s assignment on digital.readworks.org

Those students who finished in class have a grade on INOW. The assignment name is Readworks Comprehension II.  If the grade is blank, then one or both of the question sets were not submitted and need to be completed. This is a silver grade.

The two assignments from today are “Special Delivery” and “Native American Homes.”



Feb. 3

Another post for absentees.  Assignments which are due: (These are the same ones that were on the last post three days ago.) 

Storyboardthat Comic Strip Summary – 40 point silver grade.  I have graded all of those that are finished and that were entered correctly under my classroom page.  We worked on this in class on January 26, 27, and 30.  We also had a 1/2 class workday on Feb. 2.   Any that are completed today or after need to be SAVED to a google file and SHARED with me.  For those who were here, this is PAST DUE and must be turned in, whether complete or not, by Monday. 

Digital Readworks Comprehension – Go to digital.readworks.org.  Read the assignment titled “Growing Up in Darfur.”  Answer the questions online, then submit.  

Misplaced Modifiers – Go to google classroom and click on the entry titled “Misplaced Modifiers.”  Read through the definitions and examples, then follow the directions. 

Bonus – (Optional) – digital.readworks.org – “Selective Breeding” assignment 

Wednesday, students worked on evaluating websites.  This does not have to be made up.

Thursday, students had a misplaced modifier assignment and about 30 minutes to catch up on the assignments above.  The modifier assignment does not have to be made up.

Friday, we watched a modernized version of a play we read last nine weeks and worked on comparing and contrasting. This does not have to be made up. 

Hope this helps those of you at home and those who were out. Feel better! 

January 31

We have many students out sick!  Here are all of my current assignments:

  1. Mythology Project was due last Wednesday.  Today is the final day for me to accept this because the site this is on will expire on 2/1. 
  2. Comic Strip Summary on storyboardthat.com is due on Wednesday, 2/1.
  3. Today, we are answering questions about an article, “Growing Up in Darfur,” on Digital Readworks. Students should answer all of the questions, including the short answer ones, and SUBMIT.  
  4. After the article, students should open the Misplaced Modifier lesson on google classroom. They will do the assignment on a separate sheet of paper. Directions are in BOLD on the assignment. 

We have started a new Myon project.  Students are finishing a book and then creating a comic strip summary. They have instructions on their hard copy planning sheets as well as on myon.com.  This is a silver grade consisting of the quiz on the book, the completed planning sheet, and the completed online comic strip.