January 19th

Today we took notes on our final part of speech: prepositions. We also discussed “The Jacket” and the figurative language found within the story. We ended class with a review game to help study for Monday’s test!  Block 3 did not have time to check their answers for their Figurative Language Practice page in their ISN so the answers are posted below!  Feel free to use the review game on Google Classroom to help you study this weekend!

Enjoy your weekend!

 

Unit 2 Comprehension Test is on Monday, January 22nd! This will be open book (NOT open note!) about the stories “All Summer in a Day” and “The Jacket”. It will also contain application of identifying and labeling figurative language in a story.  Review prior concepts learned in class as well (point of view, pyramid of action, types of conflict, genre, mood/tone, story devices, story vocabulary).

ISN’s will be collected for grading on Wednesday January 24th. Make sure your table of contents is up to date and you don’t have missing notes!

Unit 3 Vocabulary/Grammar test is also Wednesday. Practice on on Google Classroom and Quizlet. Study figurative language definitions and application, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, pronouns, and preposition application. Know the different types from your notes!

 

Homework

  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!) – I am meeting with ALL groups to discuss what book  you are reading at home this week and next week!
  • One-Pager #3 & #4 – Due January 26th (7 days)

  • MobyMax Language Lessons – Due Friday, February 9th
    • Conjunctions
    • Correlative Conjunctions
    • Prepositions
    • Prepositional Phrases
    • Comparative and Superlative Adverbs
    • Relative Pronouns and Adverbs
    • Figurative Language
    • Idioms

January 18th

Today we read “The Jacket” and analyzed it for figurative language. We also did some word work with new vocabulary words from the story. Tomorrow we will discuss “The Jacket” and review for Monday’s test.

Enjoy your evening!

Unit 2 Comprehension Test is on Monday, January 22nd! This will be open book (NOT open note!) about the stories “All Summer in a Day” and “The Jacket”. It will also contain application of identifying and labeling figurative language in a story.  Review prior concepts learned in class as well (point of view, types of conflict, genre, mood/tone, story devices, story vocabulary).

ISN’s will be collected for grading on Wednesday January 24th. Make sure your table of contents is up to date and you don’t have missing notes!

Homework

  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!) – I am meeting with ALL groups to discuss what book  you are reading at home this week and next week!
  • One-Pager #3 & #4 – Due January 26th (9 days)
  • MobyMax Language Lessons – Due Friday, February 9th
    • Conjunctions
    • Correlative Conjunctions
    • Prepositions
    • Prepositional Phrases
    • Comparative and Superlative Adverbs
    • Relative Pronouns and Adverbs
    • Figurative Language
    • Idioms

January 17th

Today we reviewed what we have learned about the types of figurative language and practiced identifying figurative language in stories. We also practiced with identifying conjunctions within a sentence.

Enjoy your evening!

Unit 2 Comprehension Test is on Monday, January 22nd! This will be open book (NOT open note!) about the stories “All Summer in a Day” and “The Jacket” (we are reading and discussing on Thursday). It will also contain application of identifying and labeling figurative language in a story.  Review prior concepts learned in class as well (point of view, types of conflict, genre, mood/tone, story devices, story vocabulary).

ISN’s will be collected for grading on Wednesday January 24th. Make sure your table of contents is up to date and you don’t have missing notes!

Homework

  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!) – I am meeting with ALL groups to discuss what book  you are reading at home this week and next week!
  • One-Pager #3 & #4 – Due January 26th (9 days)
  • MobyMax Language Lessons – Due Friday, February 9th
    • Conjunctions
    • Correlative Conjunctions
    • Prepositions
    • Prepositional Phrases
    • Comparative and Superlative Adverbs
    • Relative Pronouns and Adverbs
    • Figurative Language
    • Idioms

January 16th

Today we reviewed what we have learned about the types of figurative language and practiced identifying figurative language in various examples with a partner trading game. Round 3 of MobyMax started today and will be due February 9th!

Enjoy your evening!

Unit 2 Comprehension Test is on Monday, January 22nd! This will be open book (NOT open note!) about the stories “All Summer in a Day” and “The Jacket” (we are reading and discussing on Thursday). It will also contain application of identifying and labeling figurative language in a story.

Homework

  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!) – I am meeting with ALL groups to discuss what book  you are reading at home this week and next week!
  • One-Pager #3 & #4 – Due January 26th (10 days)
  • MobyMax Language Lessons – Due Friday, February 9th
    • Conjunctions
    • Correlative Conjunctions
    • Prepositions
    • Prepositional Phrases
    • Comparative and Superlative Adverbs
    • Relative Pronouns and Adverbs
    • Figurative Language
    • Idioms

January 12th

Today we finished reviewing types of figurative language with idioms and allusions. We also finished with adverbs by practicing creating adverb sentences using certain words within them.

Enjoy your long weekend!

 

Homework

  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!) – I am meeting with ALL groups to discuss what book  you are reading at home this week and next week!
  • One-Pager #3 & #4 – Due January 26th
  • MobyMax – Assigning more on Tuesday- enjoy your weekend off!

January 11th

We continued with figurative language today learning about Alliteration and Symbolism. We also practiced using adverbs in a sentence to describe a picture.

Have a great evening.

Homework

  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!) – I am meeting with ALL groups to discuss what book  you are reading at home this week and next week!
  • One-Pager #3 & #4 – Due January 26th
  • MobyMax – More coming soon; finish any Language lessons still assigned to you, they are now late (grade deduction of 10%).

January 9th

This week we are studying Figurative Language. Yesterday we reviewed similes and metaphors. Today we reviewed imagery and hyperboles. We are also learning about adverbs and went to the library today.

Have a good evening!

Homework

  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!) 
  • One-Pager #3 & #4 – Due no later than January 26th
  • MobyMax – More coming soon; finish any Language lessons still assigned to you, they are now late (grade deduction of 10%).

MobyMax Reassigning

I hope you are enjoying your last day of Winter Break!  I will be reassigning MobyMax lessons not passed once more this afternoon. I am unavailable this evening to reassign any lessons not passed so you will need to wait until tomorrow for reassignment if this is the case.

Vague Pronoun Lesson = as stated in the tutorial, vague pronouns are REGULAR PRONOUNS that you cannot identify the subject of.

Example:  Mom wasn’t sure if Jane had brought her game.

The pronoun is “her”. Who is “her” referring to? Is it Mom’s game or Jane’s game? We can’t be 100% sure so it is vague.

MobyMax Reassigning

I trust you are all enjoying your Winter Break as I have been. As stated in class, I will be reassigning any MobyMax quizzes this week. It will be done once today and once more over the weekend. There is no need to email me about this as I will not be available by email until we return from break. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Happy New Year!

Vague Pronoun Lesson = as stated in the tutorial, vague pronouns are REGULAR PRONOUNS that you cannot identify the subject of.

Example:  Mom wasn’t sure if Jane had brought her game.

The pronoun is “her”. Who is “her” referring to? Is it Mom’s game or Jane’s game? We can’t be 100% sure so it is vague.

Winter Break Information

Have a safe and relaxing break! See you all next year!

Argumentative Essays need to be completed and turned in over break if you did not do so today in class! Remember this is on Google Classroom!

Here are some helpful resources:

 

Winter Break Homework:   Argumentative Essays are due the day we return from break (January 8th). This is a SUMMATIVE grade! Your Moby Max lessons are due when we return as well (January 9th). If these are not turned in on time they are subject to late work consequences (10% point deduction).

Homework

  • Finish Argumentative Essay and turn in
  • Moby Max Language Lessons (85% or higher for full points – may retake until you receive this score or higher!) – DUE JANUARY 9th
    • Interjections
    • Subjective, Objective, and Possessive Pronouns
    • Pronoun and Antecedents
    • Vague Pronoun
    • Adjectives
    • Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
    • Sequencing Adjectives
  • 60 minutes reading chapter book (over the course of the week!) 
  • One-Pager #3 & #4 – Due no later than January 26th