Students worked on wrapping up their essay about how Robert Louis Stevenson used either setting, plot, character, or theme to really get his story "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" to connect to the reader. They also worked on their independent reading and software usage for workshop 3.
Students went through modern music and looked for examples of each figurative language terms presented at the beginning of the year. These include alliteration, assonance, metaphor, simile, irony, personification, hyperbole.
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.
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.
In Read180 students had a chance to reread the first section of reading in Workshop 3, work on any pages in the workshop or read independently. I graded reading logs for independent reading stations.
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.