Sunday, October 26, 2014

Week of 10/27

This week begins our modified classroom. Because of our Day 2 lesson related to The Giver, our next novel, and our "C" day on Friday, this week will be a bit of a hybrid. Next week we have a field trip on Monday, but you will be able to take the Cumulative Vocab & Roots test over units 4, 5, and 6 on Day 2 or Day 3 - your choice.

Day 1 (10/27) : Guided instruction on vocabulary/root words, guided instruction on research/citing sources. Independent work on your essay. Easy Grammar pages 37 - 44 are due Friday. These pages are contractions and helping verbs, both of which are review for you.

Day 2 (10/28, 10/29): Introduction to The Giver. You will rotate between three activities. Everyone should complete all three activities.

Day 3 : Unit 6 vocab and roots test, guided instruction on essay

Day 4: "C" day - independent work on essay which is due electronically on Monday.

Remember that YOU decide what to work on in school and what to save for homework. I will be spot-checking vocabulary books on Friday for some of you to see that you completed work on Unit 6 words. This is "accountability."

Friday is "pink" day, a half day for you.