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Week of November 13th-November 17th

Reminders

1). Monday, November 13th-Box Top Day

2). Wednesday, November 15th- Chocolate Sale Ends.

 

Grade 5- *Please have your Reading Comprehension Exam signed, and make corrections for Monday, November 13th.*This week, the students will be identifying independent and dependent clauses; they will also be identifying and focusing on conjunctions, coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions, and correlative conjunctions. (We will briefly touch upon compound and complex sentences; this topic is taught more in depth in 7th grade.) The students will be practicing how to identify the various conjunctions in context, have the opportunity to create sentences with each of the conjunctions, and work on some activities in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book to practice identifying the conjunctions as well. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 13th- 1). Write ten sentences using conjunctions; highlight the conjunction in each sentence.  Five of the sentences must be compound sentences; follow the handout!

Tuesday, November 14th- 1).  Write ten sentences using subordinating conjunctions; highlight the subordinating conjunction, too. Write five with the subordinating conjunction in the beginning of the sentence, and write five with the subordinating conjunction in the middle of the sentence. 

Wednesday, November 15th– 1). Write one sentence for each pair of correlative conjunctions; underline or highlight the correlative conjunctions. 2). Read for 20 minutes today; no written reading log is required. 

Thursday, November 16th- 1). Make sure your reading log from class is completed today. 

Upcoming Exam: Conjunctions, Subordinating Conjunctions, and Correlative Conjunctions-Tuesday, November 21st (We will be playing Jeopardy on Monday, November 20th). 

 

Grade 6- *Please have your Reading Comprehension Exam signed, and make corrections for Monday, November 13th.* This week, the students will be identifying various types of Pronouns. These include: Subject, Object, Possessive, Reflexive, and Intensive. The students will be practicing how to identify the various pronouns in context, have the opportunity to create sentences with each type of pronoun, and work on some activities in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book to practice identifying them as well. Lastly, the students will be working in groups to develop a short “Pronoun Play”; they must include at least three of each type of pronoun in their play; they will be presenting their plays on Monday, November 20th. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 13th- 1). Write five sentences with subject pronouns, five with object pronouns, and five with possessive pronouns.  Highlight the pronouns in each sentence; make sure your sentences are detailed!

Tuesday, November 14th- 1). Review Subject, Object, and Possessive Pronouns; you must memorize them! 2). Me Ready New York CCLS pages-“Possessive Pronouns” 245-246. 

Wednesday, November 15th– 1). Make sure you completed Ready New York English Language Arts book pages 247-248: “Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns” . Be sure to read the “Introduction” and follow the directions. 

Thursday, November 16th- 1). Be sure to review all the specific Pronouns! 2). Complete a written reading log for tomorrow!

Upcoming Exam: Subject, Object, Possessive, Reflexive, and Intensive Pronouns-Tuesday, November 21st (We will be playing Jeopardy on Monday, November 20th).

 

Grade 7- *Please have your Reading Comprehension Exam signed, and make corrections for Monday, November 13th.* This week, the students will be reviewing independent and dependent clauses. They will then be identifying simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.  The students will be practicing how to identify each of the sentences and have the opportunity to create their own simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.  They will also work on some activities in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book to practice these topics as well. 

Religion– This week, the students will be finishing up Chapter 4: “God, Our Loving Father”.  They will be recalling the question from the beginning of the chapter-How do I know God loves me?  They will then be reading and listing facts about St. Teresa of Avila.  They will also be working on the chapter review with a partner.  Lastly, they will be creating Jeopardy questions in class, playing Jeopardy towards the end of the week, and taking an exam on this chapter. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 13th- 1). Write three simple sentences; then write a total of 9 compound sentences– three of each way that I showed you in class today: 

A). using a comma and a conjunction  

(Ex: Jack enjoys reading novels, but Mary would rather play softball with her friends.)

B). using a semicolon

(Ex: Jack enjoys reading novels; Mary would rather play softball with her friends)

C). using a semicolon; adverbial conjunction, and a comma. 

(Ex: Jack enjoys reading novels; however, Mary would rather play softball with her friends.)

Tuesday, November 14th- 1). Review writing compound sentences (the three different ways). 2).  Religion-Read about St. Teresa of Avila, and list five facts (answer the question, too)/; then make sure page 49 is completed.

Wednesday, November 15th– 1). Make sure your 20 Religion Jeopardy questions (Chapter 4) are completed from class today. 2). Be sure your ten complex sentences-five with the subordinating conjunction in the front of the sentence and five with the subordinating conjunction in the middle of the sentence are completed from class today. Please keep in mind that if the subordination conjunction is placed in the middle of the sentence, a comma is not needed.  (Rules: Circle the S.C./Underline the D.P./Place a box around the I.C.)

Ex: Subordinating Conjunction in the frontAlthough I am receiving an award tomorrow, I am extremely saddened my family members cannot attend the ceremony.

Ex: Subordinating Conjunction in the middle: The mayor will not be coming to school tomorrow since he has an emergency meeting at his office. 

Thursday, November 16th- 1). Make sure your compound-complex sentences are completed from class today. 2). Be sure to review each of the types of sentences taught this week! 3). Study for Chapter 4 Religion Exam for tomorrow!

Upcoming Exams: 

1). Religion-Chapter 4: “God, Our Loving Father”- Friday, November 17th (We will be playing Jeopardy on Thursday, November 16th.)

2). Simple, Compound, Complex, Compound-Complex Sentences-Tuesday, November 21st (We will be playing Jeopardy on Monday, November 20th).

Grade 8- *Please have your Reading Comprehension Exam signed, and make corrections for Monday, November 13th.* This week, the students will be identifying two types of verbals: gerunds and past and present participles. When it comes to gerunds, the students will learn how to identify them as a subject, predicate nominative, direct object, and object of a preposition. They will be given specific rules (hints) to follow to help them to identify and write gerunds within sentences. They will be practicing how to identify these verbals in context, write sentences with each of them, and work on some activities in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book to practice identifying them as well. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, November 13th- 1). Make sure you have a written reading log completed from class today. 

Tuesday, November 14th- 1). Make sure your sentences from class are completed- write four of each type of gerund- gerund as a subject, gerund as a predicate nominative, gerund as a direct object, and gerund as an object of a preposition.  Follow my hints to write these! Highlight the gerunds in each sentence.

Wednesday, November 15th– 1). Review gerunds. 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 

Thursday, November 16th-  1). Be sure your five sentences using past participles and five sentences using present participles are completed from class today.  Underline the participles in the sentences.  *Don’t forget that participles look like verbs BUT they are adjectives! They must describe nouns. 

Upcoming Exam: Gerunds and Participles-Tuesday, November 21st (We will be playing Jeopardy on Monday, November 20th).