Friday, August 28, 2015

Digging into literature!

WEEK OF 8/31

Congratulations on surviving your first vocab test! Keep reviewing the words from Unit 1 as they will appear again on a future cumulative test. Begin learning Unit 2 words and roots. This week's test will be different from last week's. It will be OPEN BOOK, and I will explain in class.

This week we continue in our preposition unit in grammar as well as begin to analyze characters from Watsons go to Birmingham. Keep up with the assigned reading, please. The pacing chart is under important links and is on the wall outside the classroom.

Day 1 - Easy Grammar
Day 2 - Empathy, literary analysis using evidence and charting
Day 3 - Review of Unit 2 vocabulary and root words, Portmanteau words
Day 4 - Unit 2 V&R test (open book)


  • 3 sections of Unit 2 words due DAY 2
  • WriteAbout post due DAY 4 (Friday)
  • 3 additional sections of Unit 2 DAY 3
  • Continue reading Watsons according to the pacing chart 

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