Friday, August 23, 2013

Week of 8/26 - 8/30

For those of you who have not yet looked up the word flautist, it is someone who plays the flute. Congratulations to Audra, Isabelle M., Gabriella K., Jonah, Austin, and Rip (otherwise known as Max) for earning a bonus point!

We will continue our examination of the main characters in The Watsons by preparing a Compare/Contrast essay developed from evidence in the book. In the V&R world, we move forward to Unit 2: 20 new words and five root meanings this week. On Friday, you will receive Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper. If you have read this book before, please DO NOT share the plot (what happens in the book) with the other students. Additionally, you will receive your Easy Grammar workbook, and will begin using it. I will return the V&R Unit 1 test on Friday as well.

Day 1 Vocab/Roots Test Unit 1
Day 2 Continue working on gathering evidence for your essay, and completing pre-
writing activities
Day 3 You will take an ungraded assessment on grammar. This is for me to see what you remember from last year.
Continue writing the compare/contrast essay
Day 4 Prepositions - you will receive your Easy Grammar workbook
You'll receive Out of My Mind and a pacing chart. This book should
be read outside of class time.
I will return and go over the Unit 1 test.

Day 1: Read for 20-30 minutes
Day 2, DUE ON DAY 3: Make your roots cards and complete two vocabulary sections.
Day 3, DUE ON DAY 4: Two additional sections of vocabulary.

Many students have asked when the Video Projects will be graded. It will take me quite a while to complete those, as the uploading is causing delays. I will let you know when I have a target date.