On a sheet of paper, draw all the influences on Roman life that we learned about in chapter 32. Label and color each image.
If you were absent on 4/21...
We composed a paragraph as a class and then revised it. This paragraph has been shared with students via Google Classroom.
We focused on the following when writing this paragraph: show, don't tell, what you are communicating (5 senses); use a variety of transition words; circle the first word of each sentence and revise any repeated words; improve your word choice for one word in each sentence.
4/20 Class Outline
Clarify: unhealthful living
Detail: black smoke from train
Commentary: stays in lungs long time
Commentary: get sick
Detail: no restrooms, side of train
Commentary: exposed to disease from feces
1. Finish reading chapters 6 and 7.
2. Add to Bud bubble map. Feel free to use a second sheet of paper as needed.
3. Add to tree map plot line for rising action: chapter 6 and chapter 7
4. Complete questions for chapters 5-7 (ongoing due date)
1. "Bud, Not Buddy" chapter questions and summaries.
2. Figurative Language & Idioms WS
Tissue Donations Please!
We are running out of the oh-so-soft-but-sometimes-rough-squared-shaped-paper-for-my-nose supply (AKA tissue paper) in our room. Please feel free to donate some never-been-used tissue boxes (because that would be a ew-that-would-be-gross-if-I-donated-used-crunchy-tissue-boxes situation if you donated used tissues).
Figurative Language WS
Chapters 1-3 Quiz on Thursday, March 24
"Bud, not Buddy" chapters 1-3 quiz on Thursday.
Bring a copy of your GD journal entry to class. Don't forget your heading! =)
Great Depression worksheet: Check Google Classroom for handouts and instructions on assignment(s).
Paraphrasing worksheet: Only complete the three index cards on the passages about uniforms.
Final draft of your response to literature essay due in class on Thursday..
Rough draft of your response to literature essay due on Wednesday.
Please print your essay. Final draft must be double-spaced have body paragraphs numbered with power sentences.
Valentine's Day Limerick
If you've already submitted your work, please check it for comments and possibly revision suggestions.
Finish numbering the Power Sentences in the "Tuesday of the Other June" essay example. Be prepared to discuss the questions at the bottom of the page.
Finish Yes/No chart for our debate question: Should African nations allow trophy hunting?
Please scan the entire article from beginning to end for details to add to your chart.
Please join Google Classroom. Here's the code: ybax4n.
Typed and colorfully illustrated "If I were in charge of the world..." poem.
Worksheet and quiz for ISIS article.
VRS 9 + 10 quiz Friday, January 8.
"Don't Think Poem"
Try your best to condense your topic. Here's how the author from the poem might've chosen his/her topic:
Topic: Being uncomfortable --> Going to the bathroom --> There isn't a bathroom around when you need to go.
Here's another example: Going to School --> First day of school --> Being late on the first day of school
Rough draft (typed and double-spaced). Include a unique title for your essay.
Conclusion paragraph worksheet completed.
1) Final draft of My Favorite Person Essay typed and double-spaced. Remember to underline your figurative language, a compound sentence, and one AAAWWUUBBIS.
2) Bring your rough draft.
3) Bring all of your essay worksheets (pink papers)--introduction paragraph outline, body paragraph outline, conclusion outline.
If you did not complete yesterday's homework assignment, please complete it today so that you can catch up with the rest of the class. Tomorrow is our last day to type our body paragraphs in the computer lab.
Complete the entire packet for your body paragraph outline.
1. Include transitions. There is a list of transitions on the last page of the packet.
2. Tickle the senses by appealing to the your reader's (five) senses!
Example: the lights were beautiful --> the string of rainbow-colored lights lit up the garage
3. Use figurative language to make a point.
Example: My dog is hyper. ---> My dog bounced around as if she were on a sugar high from eating a box of Nerds.
4. Remember to build up your ideas.
Power 1: My mother is kind.
Power 2: bought me a watch.
Power 3: need the watch to get me to class on time.
Power 4: shopping at Santa Anita mall, saw it on display at a jewelry counter at Macy's
Power 1: what a generous gift
It's been exciting to watch each of you grow as writers! I'm looking forward to reading your favorite person essays!
First page of the body paragraph outline packet.
Introduction paragraph with thesis.
1. Summary: "Trading Card Talk"
1. Complete your plot line worksheet.
Sorry for the late post. I just checked the web site again and saw that my original post didn't upload.
President Cleveland, Where Are You Class Plot Line
POV: 1st person (I, me, my, we, our, etc.)
Theme: Making the right decision (requires courage/sacrifice and) isn’t always going to make you feel good.
Setting: autumn, Great Depression; Monument City (Depression town)
Characters: main: Jerry; minor: Armand (brother), Jerry’s dad, Rollie Tremaine, Roger (best friend), Rita, Yolande and Yvette (sisters), Mrs. Belander
Conflict: Jerry has to decide whether to keep his possessions or use them to help his family.
Events that move the story along:
Power Paragraph on facing a challenge in life.
1. Finish your bubble map about Ike.
2. Type paragraph answer the prompt about Ike. Please do the following: double-space, use Times New Roman size 12 font, and read your paragraph aloud twice to help you with revisions.
1. VRS 7 worksheet
2. Power Paragraph revised: Please show changes by using colored ink or underlining them. Thank you. :)
Original: I get good grades.
Revised: Students earn stellar grades.
Revise plot line art card as instructed by your teacher.
Plot line art
Blank side: colorful and neat illustration of plot line. Include the following labels: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement/resolution.
Back of card: Explain each element of plot using today's notes. Don't forget to mention theme and the many parts that make up the exposition of a story.
VRS 6 & 7 Combined quiz on 10/30
VRS 5 Quiz on 10/23
1. VRS Worksheet
2. Poetry worksheets
Please check the file named "Donation Requests." Thanks!
"Eleven" text-based answers worksheets
1. Revised power paragraph (with a 4th power included). Please bring all rough drafts and your rubric.
1. VRS Worksheet
2.Poetry Lesson 5: Imagery worksheet. Be sure to complete assignments on both the front and back pages.
3. Mrs. Price bubble map with evidence and page number
1. "Eleven" bumper sticker
Mrs. Elefson is requesting a pack of multi-colored pens for our lessons on theme.
Feelings About Words poem
1. Bring a copy of your typed power paragraph to class. Please double-space it.
1. Signatures for last week's VRS quiz.
2. Compound subjects and verbs worksheet (on the back of the VRS worksheet).
VRS Quiz 10/2
Announcement for Parents
Reading index results were sent home with students today. The grade level range for sixth grader is 800-849. Anything about that is as follows:
850-899 = seventh grade
900-999 = eighth grade
1000-1024= ninth grade
1025-1049 = tenth grader
1050-1300= eleventh grade
1301+ = above eleventh grade
Please continue to encourage your kiddo to read. And challenge them to read books that are slightly above their reading level. A list of book suggestions is included with your child's reading index results.
Quiz on 9/25
Vocabulary, roots, and spelling quiz for Week 2
Suffix worksheet for words ending with "-ance."
"The Fat Cat"
There was once a fat cat
Ate too many Chips Ahoy
He was on the welcome mat
The cat swallowed a boy
Who never came back
So the doctors had to hack.
Vocabulary, Roots and Spelling (VRS) Worksheet for week 2
Subjects in Unusual Order worksheets: p. 19 (all), p. 20 (Part A only)
1. Subjects in Unusual Order worksheet: p.19 #2, 4, 7, 9, 13, p. 20 #1, 4 (top page only)
2. Verb phrase practice sheet
Parents, please help.
Parents, please quiz your child on helping verbs. They have a handout with all 23 helping verbs listed, along with a song on the back to help them memorize these verbs. There is a quiz retake in class this Thursday (9/17), and it is very important that students know all 23 helping verbs to pass the quiz.
Verb Phrase Retake Quiz (9/17)
In-class retake quiz. Please be sure to study the notes in your comp books.
Friday, September 18
RVS Week 1 Quiz. Review PowerPoint has been posted.
Compound subject and verb worksheet
Verb Phrase Quiz on 9-11-15
1. Review the verb phrase formula.
2. Learn the Helping Verbs song.
1. In your composition books (CB), explain how to use the Main Idea Equation to find a passage's "bigger picture" or main topic.
2. Main Idea Equation worksheet (WS)
Room 14 needs your alliance!
Sniffling noses are dominating our supply of tissue boxes. We need to restock our cupboards in preparation for possible mass nose-leak invasions! Please help by donating tissue boxes to room 14. Thank you!
PowerPoint review of weekly roots, vocabulary and spelling
Donation Requests for English
Navigational Tools Packet
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