We had a good time reviewing parts of speech today. Students worked in pairs identifying parts from sentence samples as they will do tomorrow on their quizzes. Students worked for 10-15 minutes on their review assignment that will be handed in for assessment on Thursday. Tomorrow is a library period. Students will write their quiz prior to going to the library to exchange books and read towards their AR reading goals.
We completed our notes and practice activities for pronouns and adjectives. Students handed in their poetry assignment except for 8-2 who did not meet with me today due to the school-wide Raiders event held this afternoon.
We completed our look at the eight parts of speech today. These are nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, and interjections. Students will practice identifying these eight parts of speech in sentences tomorrow in preparation for a short quiz on Wednesday. We will also begin a review assignment based on these parts of speech. The practice sentences we will use in class are attached here as well as in the ELA 8 page.
Sorry for the delay in this post. The net nanny at school seems to be interfering with the webhost, so I will need to update the website from home until it can be resolved. On Friday, we continued work on adjectives, adverbs, and prepositions. Monday we will finish these parts of speech up and practice identifying them in sentences. Students can expect a short quiz next Wednesday.
We completed the notes and activities for verbs and nouns today. Poetry assignments are due tomorrow.
We completed a summary activity today. Students selected a poem from the many in our textbook and generated a short paragraph explaining what they felt the poem expressed. In the second half of the assignment, student located two examples of figurative language (poetic devices) in this selected poem. I have attached a copy of the assignment here including a poem that could be used.
Wow, what a beautiful day. We were introduced to poetry today in class by discussing the world view presented by four poetry examples. Students were given review notes for poetic devices and asked to generate five examples with their notes as support. Tomorrow we will investigate some of the poetry in our text and try our hands a
Most students have submitted their paragraphs in Google classroom. We visited the library today and began conferences for our AR reading goals. Students are expected to be reading an average of 20 minutes per day. If students did not receive their logs today, they will be given over the next few Language Arts classes.
There was great collaboration today in class as students were introduced to the editing and commenting features of google docs and google classroom. We shared our paragraphs, and peer editors completed a PQP feedback sheet that is to be handed in with the completed paragraph. Students used the checklist at the end of the assignment sheet and the scoring rubric to proof read and revise their paragraph. These paragraphs are due at the end of tomorrow's class. Anyone who has not submitted their typed paragraph must do so before Monday September 22nd.
Students wrote a short quiz today and demonstrated their understanding of sentence types and non-fiction text. We completed a paragraph outline together and identified how to add maturity and detail to paragraph writing using inference/support structures in the body of paragraphs. The outline is due tomorrow so that everyone can begin writing in google classroom tomorrow. Quiz scores and the review assignment score is posted in powerschool
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