Sunday, May 19, 2019

Still so much to do!

HERE IS THE PRACTICE POWERPOINT FROM REVIEW IN CLASS: Finals Review

DIAGRAMMING REVIEW: Click here

Thank you all for the effort you put into Verses on the Green! If we did not hear your poem recitation on Friday, you will perform for us on Thursday in class. I will be harsher with grading because it is MUCH easier to perform for your class than for the whole school outside with a microphone!

Below you will see a few of the best presentations. You can tell how hard it was to hear. Speaking slowly, loudly and clearly into the microphone is critical.

THIS WEEK:
Monday and your day 2 (Tues./Wed.): final timed writing assessment
     BRING YOUR NOVEL ANALYSIS SHEET AND CHART OF LITERARY ELEMENTS!

If you forget either of these, you will have to make do with what you have in your memory banks. You won't be permitted to print it out or borrow once the school day begins.
If you finish the writing assignment early, you should be studying for the final. Use this link for online resources: FINALS PRACTICE Remember to click "Add this webmix" to actually use the links.

Day 3: We will have our first review for the final exam. Mrs. Brown will be speaking about the summer reading program.
Friday: FIELD DAY! If it rains, we will review for finals.

Next week will be review for finals both days.














Sunday, May 12, 2019

In the "homestretch"

This is the part of the school year that is close to the end, but also critical for demonstrating mastery. Keep your "head in the game." On Monday morning, all students will take the math assessment that will help determine your placement for math class next year. This assessment is only part of how your placement is determined. On Thursday in class, you will have a grammar assessment. This is the exact same assessment you took in 5th grade. You will understand more of the questions this year, and even more next year. It is not a grade. It helps us know how we are doing with teaching grammar from year to year, and I greatly appreciate your participation.

Just do the best you can with these. Don't get overly anxious; school is a marathon of many years.

IN CLASS:
Monday: Spine poetry MEET IN THE MEDIA CENTER
                I will also be distributing a handout for you to work on regarding your novel.
Day 2: Blackout poetry in the classroom
Day 3: Grammar Assessment
Day 4: Verses on the Green in the morning, then final Membean test during class time.

For those of you whose recitation I did not hear on Friday, I will be listening to your poem rehearsals throughout the week, before school, during study hall, and in class when I can.

Your homework will be completing the novel handout and preparing for your cumulative final.


Friday, May 3, 2019

Videos for helping study for the final exam AND the Visual Poetry site

 
Visual Poetry: Click here to try the site where you draw a poem. Enter the poem in the box labelled "Text" 
 
 
 
Point of view:


This next one about figurative language is from Stella. Thank you, Stella! Please note there are misspelled several words in this video. Finding all of them earns you an extra point on the final exam. Really.



Diagramming


If you find more helpful videos, let me know and I will add them here.