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Last week we studied Edgar Allen Poe's classic horror tale, "The Tell Tale Heart." The students are working in collaborative groups to identify the language that Poe used, specifically words that are specific, precise, and establish the mood. This week we will study two selections that are memoirs. Once again several of the selections have AR quizzes. Please encourage your child to sign up to take them. All of the students have passwords to access the online version of the textbook. They can do this on their computers and even listen to the audio version for many of these stories.
Unfortunately, the scores on the quizzes for the stories we have read so far are not what I would prefer. We read most if not all of the stories in class, and time is given for students to read on their own. There seems to be a lack of focus and dedication to completing the work on the part of some students. Let's work together to encourage the students to give more effort on their tasks.
English (Mrs. Franke)
Anticipated Assignments (Weeks of October 2):
This week's vocabulary:
Character Building #3 discerning, tireless, visionary, aristocratic, esteem, temperament, attribute, conviction, compassion, competency, reason, attentive, hospitable, frigid, flourish, attribute, discerning, solemn, humane, portly, optimism
Friday, 9.30 - WN: CB3 preview; WN: find 4 main ideas for fab research
Monday, 10.3 - MUG 8:1,2; WN: CB3 synonyms (1/2); grammar ws/reflection; CB3 Quizlet set
Tuesday, 10. 4 - MUG 8:3; WN: fab five main idea color coding & timeline; (due Thurs)
Wednesday, 10.5 -MUG 8:4 (quiz); WN: CB 3 synonyms (all); Quill & reflection
Thursday, 10.6 - MUG 8:5 (quiz) ; WN: fab person comic strip; MyBib; typed printed document of 4 detailed main ideas & sources
Friday, 10.7- WN:5 minute choice; typed info & pictures on Google Slides; print b&w r/d (T)
Scholastic Book Orders
Shurley Parent Help
Purdue Online Writing Lab
Road to Grammar
Toon Parts of Speech Review
Chomp Chomp Grammar
Comic Strip Creator
Crossword Puzzle Creator
D.C. Multi Media Project Rubric
D.C. Research Body Paragraph Rubric
Bib & Note Card Examples
Easy Bib Tech Doc
Washington, D.C. topics
Friendly Letter Response
Books and guidelines will be given the first week of school.
Students interested in serving on Safety Patrol, The Immanuel Cancer Fighters, or helping with a new project called AnySoldier - info will come out the first week.
You can check out the webpages for each of these activities on our school page (under the essential tab).
The Anysoldier.com class-page has been updated with the wish-list to send to a unit of 270 soldiers in Afghanistan.