These assignments are projected and may be subject to change if the schedule should be changed, if our pace is not as quick as I predicted, or if we need to spend a bit more time on the lesson. Assignments won't be due any earlier; however, they maybe pushed back a day or two!
Simple Solutions 117-120
Esperanza Rising chapters 5-6
English book pages 124-125 #1-30; 126-127 #1-22
Non fiction report writing in tables
Interrogative pronouns smart board exercises
Simple Solutions 117-120
Outsiders chapters 9-10
Simple Solutions 113-116
English book pages 309-311 # 1-24
We will continue our chapter over verbs this week. We will discuss direct objects and begin our discussion of transitive vs intransitive verbs.
6th graders' last book report will be due May 15.
In literature we will continue reading Esperanza Rising chapters 5-6.
In English, 7th graders will continue studying pronouns. This week we will continue studying interrogative pronouns and prepare for the quiz over lessons 5-6.
7th graders will continue their last writing project for this year. They will work with their table to write and present a paper and PowerPoint account of one of the following topics: Columbine, Miracle on the Hudson, The Titanic, Hurricane Irma, 911 Terrorist Attack, Oklahoma City Bombing, or the Space Challenger Explosion.
In literature, we will continue reading Tangerine. We will read pages 180-197.
8th graders are going to be hit hard for the remainder of the year. My time with them is quickly coming to a close, so I want to get as much information into them as possible before they leave for high school!
In English, we will continue the study of pronouns. This chapter will see us through their time here.
We will begin to review their skills of identifying parts of speech. They will take a test on May 2..
Their last book report is due Tuesday, May 1.
We will continue their last novel, The Outsiders this week. The test will be May 7, and we will watch the dvd the remainder of the week.
Bonus activities: choose any of the bonus activities for your grade level.
6th grade bonus activities:
Appositive Interview: Interview an classmate. Write your questions first, including some that will have the names of people, places, or things in the answer.
Use facts from the interview in an informative paragraph. Include appositives, such as the ones in the example below. Write the possessive nouns correctly.
Angela Perkins, a sixth-grader, lives on Maple Street. Angela's main interest is pets. She has pet chickens and takes care of Goldy, her family's cat. She also walks two neighbors' dogs, Spike and Charlie.
7th grade bonus activities:
1. Choose two nouns that are opposites, such as morning and evening. Write a seven-line poem about them. Center each line to make a diamond. Write one noun in line one and the other in line seven. Write the following in lines 2-6: Line two: two adjectives that describe the noun in line one. Line three: three present participles that describe the noun in line one. Line four: four nouns that relate to either the noun in line one or in line seven. Line five: Three present participles that describe the noun in line seven. Line six: two adjectives that describe the noun in line seven.
falling, lasting, changing
stars, sunshine, moonlight, mist
breaking, shining, dawning
8th grade bonus activities:
1. Clause Capers: Choose a subordinating conjunction from page 408. Write a subordinate clause starting with that conjunction. Make each following word begin with the next letter of the conjunction. Underline the first letter of each word. Then add an independent clause to form a complex sentence. See how many sentences you can write using the same subordinating conjunction.
Unless Ned Lehman eats some supper, he won't have energy for the soccer game.