This week students have a vocabulary test on Tuesday. The words I listed in my last post are the words they need to know. Other than that, we are just going to be doing practice for TN Ready, as the ELA exam is next week!
If students did not turn in their Animal Farm packets before the break, they need to do so right away.
Thanks - JN
This week will end with a vocabulary quiz. Prior to that, students will have a chance to practice with the words in class, but for homework they should practice using them in their own sentences. Here are the words: PREDATORY, ASTUTE, ENDURE, PRECIPITATE, ECSTASY, APPEASE, OBDURATE, LUGUBRIOUS, CONVULSIVE, SALIENT, APPREHENSIVE, REMONSTRANCE, VORACIOUS, CAJOLE.
Also for homework, students should be finishing ANIMAL FARM. The packet is due before the break.
Other than that, we'll just be preparing for TN Ready.
Thanks for checking in! - JN
This week, a new 9 weeks/quarter will begin. It is the FINAL quarter of the school year.
Students will take their third writing benchmark, this one on argument analysis/composition. I will give it to them on Tuesday. We will spend Monday practicing the analysis of arguments and supporting opinions/claims. We have worked on this for the past several weeks.
Students should be well on their way to completing the reading of ANIMAL FARM; therefore, I expect most students to be able to turn in their packets by Friday.
There is no grammar test, nor is there a vocabulary test this week. However, students will receive new words to begin learning before the week's end.
Thanks for checking in! - JN
This week, right off the bat, most of the kids will take a reading quiz on the first half of Animal Farm. They should have read through chapter 5 by now. There will be a vocabulary quiz later this week, as well.
Most students are finishing argument presentations on the topic of Compulsory National Service. Those will be graded this week.
We continue to read and discuss Animal Farm.
My first period class will begin its final special argument unit; therefore, their arguments on team sports in schools should be complete by now.
Thanks for checking in! -JN
This week, students will have a vocabulary test mid-week on the first set of Animal Farm words.
Students will receive an Animal Farm packet. They will work through this as they read the book. They need to keep up with this as it will be for a major grade near the end of the unit. Some of the readings from this book are going to be assigned for home work; therefore, students do need to have their own copies.
As I wrote before, we will begin working on our final argument topic this week. Students will research and develop positions about the topic of National Service.
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