Language Arts Update – April 14th – 18th
Grammar – All grades are completing lessons/reviews on Adjectives and Adverbs.
Independent Reading – (Dates have changed) Students will turn in Reading Goal 4 on Friday, April 25th. They will turn in End of book forms, Option 1 or 2 on Friday, April 2nd.
Group Reading – novel –Students are continuing their second group reading. Eighth grade students have started reading Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. They are continuing their study of the Holocaust. Sixth grade has started reading Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool. Seventh grade has recently finished Lord of the Flies and are completing related projects.
Writing – Seventh and Eighth grade students have started research papers. They are currently creating source cards, note cards, and final outlines. All of these will be due on Tuesday, April 22nd. First draft copies of their papers will be due on Friday, May 14th. Students will revise and edit their first drafts, create their Works Cited page, and write their final copy in the following week(s).
Journals – In addition to writing journals, students are using journal time to review grammar concepts, complete short reading comprehension quizzes, and work on subject and verb agreement.
Vocabulary – Students are continuing Unit 8 and will complete exercises where students will write definitions, complete sentences, identify synonyms and antonyms, select the correct word from various options, and use the vocabulary in context.
Idiom of the Week – Students are drawn each week to create a “literal idiom”. This week’s students are: Sarah Gautsch and Danielle Rosselli. Idiom dictionaries are available in my room if students need ideas.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.