Week of February 12

Homework: Study vocabulary for quiz on Wedneday,  February 14.

Study Guide- Quiz Wednesday February 14

  1. Voracious- an insatiable appetite for an activity or pursuit; eager to consume great amounts of food.
  2. Surreptitious- done or acting in a secret, sly manner.(adjective)
  3. Tenacious- Tough; stubborn; not letting go
  4. Copious- Abundant; plentiful
  5. Abduct- to kidnap or carry off by force.
  6. Emanate—To come out from
  7. Incognito—hiding one’s true identity, often using a disguise.
  8. Apprehensive—fearful about what may happen

Monday: Identify the claim that best supports the evidence.

Tuesday: Argumentative Writing. What is the the best candy? Write a five paragraph essay on your favorite candy. Give reasons and supporting evidence.

Wednesday: Quiz over vocabulary words (SAT words of the day). Finish up argumentative essay. Allow students to share their essays if time permits.

Thursday: Read “High School Football: Would a Pop Warner Ban Limit Concussions? p.186-188 Take notes for a debate over the following topic: Should youths be banned from participating in sports such as dodge ball, cheerleading, and football?

Friday: Class debate over the topic: Should youths be banned from participating in sports such as dodge ball, cheerleading, and football?

Week of January 29

Book Projects are due next Friday, February 9. Students were given a one page book report template to complete.

Homework: Students are to read and respond to a writing prompt using the RACE method.

Classwork: Read page p. 161-162, “Hampshire School for Wayward Wizards” and discuss as a class.

Look at emerging and proficient writing examples for Embedded Assessment 2; part 2 (found on p. 163-164).

SAT words to know this week:

  • Adept —-very skilled at something
  • Epiphany– a truth revealing moment.
  • Exhilarating—causing cheerful or lively feeling.
  • Apprehensive—fearful about what may happen
  • Incognito—hiding one’s true identify, often using a disguise.

Essay is due this Friday, February 2. Students will work on this embedded assessment in class.

January 22, 2018

Homework: Read  20-30 minutes at night

Classwork: P. 149-151 Read excerpt from “Marley and Me” in Springboard book.

Study Vocabulary Words:

  1. Equitable—fair, just
  2. Incredulous—showing an inability to believe something.
  3. Relentless- steady, constant
  4. Arduous — difficult
  5. Cordial- courteous and gracious; friendly; warm:
  6. Belligerent—eager to fight
  7. Devious– using underhanded methods, cunning, sly.

Week of December 11

Monday: No School

Tuesday-Thursday: Students are working on embedded assessment in Unit 2., page 131 and 132 in Springboard books. Completed embedded assessment due at the beginning of class on Friday, December 15.

Friday: SRI test Scholastic Reading Inventory. Please emphasize the importance for your child to do their very best.

Homework: Students have until Monday to turn in their Paragraph of the Week (Due December 18th)   Paragraph of the Week Topic: Suppose you could wish for a gift for someone else this Christmas, and you knew that your wish would be granted in a special or magical way. Your gift could be an object, or it might be for something to happen, or for someone to have a special ability. Your wish may involve money, but only if it is used  to bring about happiness for someone else.

Choose one wish to use as the topic for your Paragraph of the Week. Tell what you would wish for, who would be the receiver of your gift, and why you would wish wish for that person to receive this gift. Write two paragraphs about this wish.

Donations and Volunteer Opportunities: Please consider donating pencils, bean bags, and/or over-sized pillows for alternative seating. Also, let me know if you’d like to come in to help students by working with them one on one to edit student work. Please contact me at christina.hosford@cobbk12.org to set this up (particularly for January-March). THANK YOU!

Remediation: Students with “O” in the grade book may complete Language Arts activities assigned on Moby Max. Please encourage your child to complete these activities by December 18 so that I may enter them into the grade book. Thank you for your on-going support in your child’s education.

 

Week of December 4

Monday:

Homework: Holiday Smells. For English this week, you are to concentrate on the smells of the holidays. Make a list of all the smells that you associate with the holidays. Then choose one of the smells and develop two paragraphs about that one smell. Perhaps you will want to explain where you are when you find the smell, or maybe you’ll want to tell what you are doing or who is with you. try to make your reader actually experience that smell. Use figurative language to make you descriptions vivid. Be sure to use a good topic sentence that will interest us and make us want to read your paragraphs.

Daily  Work: Kahoot over Maniac McGhee and Moby Max (Reading Informational Text).

Tuesday: Students will watch segments from Up and analyze  the film for internal and external conflict. Students will work in the Springboard textbook on pages p. 121-122

Wednesday: Finish reading independent novel (Walk Two Moons or Maniac Mcghee) and complete pages 125-126.

Thursday: Continue working in literature circles p. 125-127 in Springboard textbook.

Friday: Begin working on FLEE map for embedded assessment 1

Paragraph of the Week (Holiday Smells) due today.

Remediation: Students with “O” in the grade book may complete Language Arts activities assigned on Moby Max. Please encourage your child to complete these activities by December 18 so that I may enter them into the grade book. Thank you for your on-going support in your child’s education.

Week of November 27

Monday: Read in novel and answer comprehension questions.

Homework: Talk with Your Table. Write 2 paragraphs from the point of view of an object from home, using interview questions and responses. Due Friday: December 1.

Tuesday: Read in novel and answer comprehension questions.

Wednesday: Read in novel and answer comprehension questions.

Thursday: Read in novel and answer comprehension questions.

Friday: Kahoot quiz over chapters 1-20 and go to the media center.

 

Week of November 13

Monday: Students will work on reading novel and complete activity 2.4 on p. 104.

Tuesday: Students will work on reading novel and completing comprehension questions over chapters 6-11.

Wednesday: Writing workshop- students will work on using apostrophes correctly and closely analyze sentences.

Thursday: Reading workshop- Students will read chapters 11-16 and complete comprehension questions.

Friday: Spelling bee!