Students went through modern music and looked for at least two examples of each figurative language terms presented at the beginning of the year. These include alliteration, assonance, metaphor, simile, irony, personification, hyperbole.
We also went over a few of the examples from the citation packet for clarification. These skills will be used throughout the rest of the academic careers.
based on the TIPS assignment worked on at home last month where students were to write an expository paragraph and use three sources in the process, students earned a packet and leveled work from the packet to assist with citation help. Some students did a wonderful job citing their sources and the packet was optional. Many cited sources but did so incorrectly for the format (MLA) that we were using. These students received selected pages from the packet. Other students failed to cite at all and were assigned the whole packet to help clarify citation methods and requirements. This packet will be due the Tursday we are back in January.
Today students took their Winter session of the NWEA Reading Assessment. This will allow for more accurate and up to date Lexile reading scores and good analysis of comprehension skills.
When students finished this, they read the articles below in preparation for the Common Assessment in Narrative Writing.
today students were given an assessment on the Latin and Greek word roots that they need to know for state standards. They took the test by following these simple steps.
Step 1: push the button that says "Vol 1 test" and follow the link
Step 2: enter your full name in the box.
Step 3: take the test
Step 4: once test is complete come see me to enter grade in the grade book.
Students continued in class finding exemplars for the Close and Critical Reading through peer edits.
Today we took a relaxing approach to Friday as students turned in their Homework (HRL and Latin/Greek Word Root books). Students did independent reading and filled in their reading log appropriately.
Homework: Study for Word Root Test Monday!
Today students worked on peer edits as well as determining what exemplar answers for the first two questions would look like.
Homework: Complete the Volume 1 Word Root book using the 30 word roots/their meaning/and two-three examples of words that use them.
Today students worked in small groups to identify the meaning and come up with a log that explains each Latin or Greek Word Root. These small groups then shared one word root from their group in explanation and word choices. In sharing one word from each group students were able to cover in class 11 of the 30 terms they need to know for Monday's assessment on the word roots. The rest are to be done as homework.
Homework - Complete a small book with a separate page for each of the word roots and its meaning. You should include at least 2-3 examples of the root being used.