Jun
2018

June 4: We are close to the end!!!!

Hello

This week we are wrapping up the novel Where the Red Fern Grows. Students should continue working on their summaries, responses, and questions.

Use the link to access the book online

http://esl-bits.net/ESL.English.Learning.Audiobooks/Where.the.Red.Fern.Grows/contenu.html

 

FINAL EXAM FOR ELA will be TUESDAY JUNE 12.  STUDY GUIDE IS DUE ON MONDAY JUNE 11!!

STUDY, STUDY, STUDY~~

~ms. hojeij

 

May
2018

May 21-24

Hello,

This week students continued reading the novel Where the Red Fern Grows. We took a test on chapters 1-7. Students should continue working on their summaries, responses and questions for each chapter. 

Enjoy your long Memorial Day Weekend (4 days!!!)

Thank you!

Ms. Hojeij

May
2018

Week of May 8-11 Where the Red Fern Grows

Hello,

This week we are starting the novel-Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. Students will be reading the novel in class and will be responsible for several assignments. For every chapter students will write a summary, response and draw a picture. They will have to answer comprehension questions as well as take part in mini-projects and tests.

The link below is the novel online that can be accessed any time.

Where the Red Fern Grows Online Book

 

Thank you,

Ms. Hojeij

Apr
2018

Week of 4/23-4/27

Hello,

This week we wrapped up our unit on Greek Mythology. For the remainder of the week we will be doing some M-STEP practice. Students will be M-STEP testing on Tuesday May 1 and Wednesday May 2. Please encourage your child to put in their best effort.

Students can practice at home using the following link:

https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi/

 

Thank you,

Ms. Hojeij

Apr
2018

Week of April 16-20

Hello,

 

This week we are continuing our unit on mythology. We began by reading the myth “Demeter and Persephone”. Students analyzed cause and effect relationships and functions of a myth. We will also be reading “Icarus and Daedalus” and Phaethon: Son of Apollo, two myths that are about boys and their fathers. Students will also analyze the functions of a myth and cause and effect.

The test for all 3 myths and stories will be next Wednesday April 25! 

Students will be taking the MSTEP on May 1 and May 3.

 

Thanks

Ms. Hojeij

Apr
2018

Week of April 9-13

Hello and Welcome Back! I hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break!

Monday began the 4th and final card marking period. This week we began our unit on Greek Mythology. Students are researching a god or goddess and will be presenting them to the class. We will begin reading stories about the ancient Greek gods and  understanding their cultures. Project is due Friday April 13.

ISN pg 61..Oh my Gods Notes!

 

Thanks,

Ms. Hojeij

Mar
2018

Week of 3/19-3/23

Hello!!!

This week we are reading two short stories titled “Charles” and “The Three Century Woman”.  Students read both stories in class and were assigned questions that go on page 59 in their ISN. 

Students will also be writing a compare contrast essay about the 2 main characters Laurie and Great Grandma Breckenridge. 

THERE WILL BE A NOTEBOOK ISN QUIZ ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 28. MAKE SURE NOTEBOOKS ARE ORGANIZED.

Last day of the 3rd marking period is March 29.

 

Ms. Hojeij

Mar
2018

answers to study guide questions

* Describe the Village Blacksmith. What adjectives would you use to describe him?

Strong,hard-worker, honest
* What does the simile “swing his heavy sledge like a sexton ringing the village bell” mean?
They are comparing how the blacksmith pounds his sledge to a sexton hitting a bell.
* What type of figurative language is used the most in “The Village Blacksmith”? Write an example of it?
Alliteration—-parson pray and preach
* What does the line “Toiling—rejoicing—sorrowing” represent?
Emotions ( how a person feels) and repetition “ing”
* Explain lines 41-42 in “The Village Blacksmith”.

He always finishes what he starts and that’s how he earns a good nights sleep/rest!
* What is the theme of “The Village Blacksmith”?

No matter what life throws at you, you need to keep going!
* Why does Sarah Cynthia finally take the garbage out?

Because her friends would not come to play
* How does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout”end?

Something bad happens to Sarah
* What is the theme of “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout”?
Small decisions can lead to large consequences
* What is the tone of the poem Sara Cynthia Sylvia Stout?

Humerous
* What are the hyperboles used in Sara Cynthia Sylvia Stout? Write them down.

The garbage reached so high that finally it touched the sky.

The garbage reached across the state from New York to the golden gate

*  Identify the images that appeal to your senses from both poems-(Sense of sight, Sense of hearing, Sense of taste)
Blacksmith- sense of hearing
Sara- sense of smell

Mar
2018

STUDY GUIDE FOR POETRY TEST

Poetry test will be on FRIDAY MARCH 16.  The following questions will be on the TEST.

  • Describe the Village Blacksmith. What adjectives would you use to describe him?

  • What does the simile “swing his heavy sledge like a sexton ringing the village bell” mean?

  • What type of figurative language is used the most in “The Village Blacksmith”? Write an example of it?

  • What does the line “Toiling—rejoicing—sorrowing” represent?

  • Explain lines 41-42 in “The Village Blacksmith”.

  • What is the theme of “The Village Blacksmith”?

  • Why does Sarah Cynthia finally take the garbage out?

  • How does Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout”end?

  • What is the theme of “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout”?

  • What is the tone of the poem Sara Cynthia Sylvia Stout?

  • What are the hyperboles used in Sara Cynthia Sylvia Stout? Write them down.

  •  Identify the images that appeal to your senses from both poems-(Sense of sight, Sense of hearing, Sense of taste)

  • Know how to write rhyme schemes

  • Vocabulary for “The Village Blacksmith”-Write the definitions:

    smithy ,crisp ,sledge ,bellows ,sinewy,sexton

  • Know the DEFINITIONS for the following poetry elements and types of poems:
    Rhythm,Denotation,Internal rhyme,Haiku,Hyperbole,Personification,Free verse,Sonnet,Simile,Stanza,Symbol,End rhyme,Connotation,Line,Rhyme scheme.