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Week of March 23, 2020

Important Information:

Thank you to the students of  Grades 5-8 who have been handling Google Classroom wonderfully! We will continue to use this tool; the work for the week will be shown here; however, there will be times more specific directions will be given on Google Classroom; Zoom Meetings will begin, too. I understand that not everyone can meet at specific times, but we will do our best; each day’s assignment must be sent in by 3:00 PM; stay safe, and stay well!

    

Grade 5- This week, the students will be focusing in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books; they will learn to use details in a story or drama to describe settings and events.  They will also use these details to compare and contrast two or more settings and events in a story or drama. Next, they will draw evidence from literary texts to support analysis and reflection. The students will be typing on Google Slides and Google Documents to submit work on Google Classroom. 

Monday, March 23rd-Review Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts pages 106-107; read the “Learning Target” and “Read”; focus on the words: setting, compare and contrast, events, and details. Look at the two photographs from The Wizard of Oz; in Google Slides, type the appropriate information; give the setting for each photo; give the events for each photo, too. The events are what you see happening in the pictures. Resubmit in Google Classroom. 

Tuesday March 24th– Review Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts pages 108-109; read “The Pocket Chart” on page 108; then, fill in the chart on page 109. We will review this work during our Zoom Meeting at 2:00 P.M. Please look out for my invitation to the Zoom Meeting! I will be streaming a link for you to click on and join me at 2:00 PM. 

Wednesday, March 25thRead “Goodbye For Now” on page 110 in your Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book. Then observe the charts on page 111; review the Possible Settings and the Possible Details; only two phrases actually identify the story’s setting and only two details actually describe those settings. In the Google Slide, type those phrases and details. Then answer the short response. Resubmit in Google Classroom. 

Thursday, March 26th– Read the Historical Fiction story: from Soldiers, Sleds, and Sam on pages 114-116 in your Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book. Answer the multiple choice questions on page 117; type your answers in a Google Document; I would like you to give a reason for why you feel the answers you have chosen are correct. 

Friday, March 27th- In essay form, answer the following question based on the Historical Fiction story from yesterday:

Sam talks to both the servant and General Haldimand about the ashes on Sherburn’s Hill.  How are Sam’s interactions with the servant and his interactions with General Haldimand similar? How are they different? Use details from the story to support your response.  In your response, be sure to:

*explain how the interactions are similar 

*explain how the interactions are different

*use details from the story to support your response

This will be due on Monday at 3:00 P.M.; have a great weekend!

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be focusing on Unit 5 in their Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop books; they will be reading “Continue Space Exploration” <Persuasive Speech> and developing context clues for some of the words; they will then focus on each word’s pronunciation, part of speech, definition, synonym(s), and antonym(s).  The students will be engaging in various writing activities with the words.  They will also be developing a creative story using as many words as they can. 

Monday, March 23rd– Read pages 60-61: “Continue Space Exploration” <Persuasive Speech> (Unit 5), so that you can see how some of the words are used in context. Next review vocabulary words #’s 1-10; focus on each word’s pronunciation, part of speech, definition, synonym(s), and antonym(s). Then type a sentence with each word; underline the word in each sentence. Submit it in Google Classroom.

Tuesday, March 24th– Review vocabulary words #’s 11-20; focus on each word’s part of speech, definition, synonym, and antonym. Then type a sentence with each word; underline the word in each sentence. Submit it in Google Classroom. Please look out for my invitation to a Zoom Meeting today! I will be streaming a link for you to click on and join. I would like to discuss your sentences at 1:30 P.M. 

Wednesday, March 25th- Complete pages 65-top of 67: “Choosing the Right Word”, “Synonyms” and “Antonyms”; only type your answers, and submit in Google Classroom; label each category:

“Choosing the Right Word”     

1. 

2. 

etc.

“Synonyms”

1.

2. 

etc

“Antonyms”

1.

2.

etc. 

Thursday, March 26th- Complete pages 67-top of 69: “Completing the Sentence” “Vocabulary in Context”; only type your answers, and submit in Google Classroom; label each category:

“Completing the Sentence” 

1.

2. 

etc.

“Vocabulary in Context”

1.

2. 

etc.

Do not complete the “Writing: Words in Action”.

Friday, March 27th– Write a creative story using as many words as you can from Unit 5; underline or bold the words.  You may work with a partner or group if you would like; this will be due on Monday, March 30th, by 3:00 P.M.; please submit in Google Classroom.

 

Grade 7-This week, the students will be focusing on Unit 5 in their Common Core Enriched Edition Vocabulary Workshop books; they will be reading The “Elephant Man” is Dead <Obituary> and developing context clues for some of the words; they will then focus on each word’s pronunciation, part of speech, definition, synonym(s), and antonym(s).  The students will be engaging in various writing activities with the words.  They will also be working on an essay that focuses on whether or not people facing challenges makes them stronger. 

Monday, March 23rd– Read pages 60-61: The “Elephant Man” is Dead <Obituary> (Unit 5), so that you can see how some of the words are used in context. Next review vocabulary words #’s 1-10 pages 62-63; focus on each word’s pronunciation, part of speech, definition, synonym, and antonym. Then type a sentence with each word; underline the word in each sentence. Submit it in Google Classroom.

Tuesday, March 24th-Review vocabulary words #’s 11-20 pages 63-64; focus on each word’s part of speech, definition, synonym, and antonym. Then type a sentence with each word; underline the word in each sentence. Submit it in Google Classroom. Please look out for my invitation to Zoom today! I will be streaming a link for you to click on and join. I would like to discuss your sentences at 1:00 P.M

Wednesday, March 25th- Complete pages 65-top of 67: “Choosing the Right Word”, “Synonyms” and “Antonyms”; only type your answers, and submit in Google Classroom; label each category:

“Choosing the Right Word”     

1. 

2. 

etc.

“Synonyms”

1.

2. 

etc

“Antonyms”

1.

2.

etc. 

Religion- Read about Blessed Pope John Paul II on page 68; list five important facts; answer the question at the end of the passage. Submit in Google Classroom.

Thursday, March 26th- Complete pages 67-top of 69: “Completing the Sentence” “Vocabulary in Context”; only type your answers, and submit in Google Classroom; label each category:

“Completing the Sentence” “Vocabulary in Context”

1.

2. 

etc.

“Vocabulary in Context”

1.

2.

etc. 

Do not complete the “Writing: Words in Action”.

Religion– Complete page 69; just submit your answers to me in a Google Document/Google Classroom.

Friday, March 27th– Compete “Writing: Words in Action” #2.  Don’t forget to have a strong introduction, body, and conclusion. Remember you answer the main question in the body; I know that it states it should only be two paragraphs, but I want you to have at least three. This will be due on Monday by 3:00 P.M.

 

Grade 8-This week, the the students will be focusing on another type of Verbal-Present and Past Participles; specific explanations and writing activities will be on Google Classroom. 

Monday, March 23rd-Read and review the first part of the handout (Google Classroom)-Present Participles ONLY; go over my examples; remember this: after reviewing the handout, type ten sentences using present participles; underline the present participle in each sentence. All work must be submitted in Google Classroom. *Do not worry about Past Participles for today. We are focusing on Present Participles. 

Tuesday, March 24th- Read and review the second part of the handout-Past Participles; go over my examples; don’t forget these are used as ADJECTIVES; it is basically a past participle verb BUT used to describe a noun; therefore, making it an adjective. Write ten sentences using Past Participles. Please look out for my invitation to a Zoom Meeting today! I will be streaming a link for you to click on and join me at 2:30 PM. 

Wednesday, March 25th- Present and Past Participle Handout in Google Classroom-follow the directions carefully; you can type right on my handout. =)

Thursday, March 26th- Creative Present and Past Participle Story-follow the directions on Google Classroom. This will be due on Friday at 3:00 P.M.

Friday, March 27th- Present and Past Participle Story is due today by 3:00 P.M.