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Ms. Amuso

Week of March 4th-March 8th

Reminders: 

1). 10:00 a.m. Mass- Ash Wednesday- March 6th

2). Pennies for Patients Basketball Shoot-Out- Thursday, March 7th

3). School will be closed on Friday, March 8th-Professional Development Day

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be developing diary entries based on the perspective of the King from Wings for the King.  They will include all that he has experienced and how books turned his life around.  They will be brainstorming, editing, revising, and developing their final copies in class.  The students will also be taking an exam on the play-focusing on the vocabulary words and answering written response questions. As a post reading activity, the students will work in groups, write a short script, and act out one of the scenes from the play, Wings for the King. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, March 4th- 1). If you can, bring in your laptop, i-Pad, etc., for tomorrow to type a diary entry based on the play. 2). Wings for the King Exam is on Wednesday-review the vocabulary words and questions we have completed. 

Tuesday, March 5th- 1). Exam tomorrow on Wings for the King-review vocabulary handout and any questions we have completed. 2). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR today. 3). Type or neatly write the final draft of your diary entry if you were not able to do so in class. 

Wednesday, March 6th- 1). Complete a written reading log. 2). Get Wings for the Kings Exam signed, and make corrections!

Thursday, March 7th- 1). There is no written homework today, but read as much as you can over the weekend! Enjoy the long weekend! *Classwork must be completed- Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts pages 56-60 for Monday!*

Upcoming Exam: Wings for the King– Wednesday, March 6th (Vocabulary and Written Responses)

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be developing diary entries based on the perspective of the Elizabeth Blackwell from Elizabeth Blackwell: Medical Pioneer.  They will be focusing on important aspects in Elizabeth’s life to include in their entries.  They will be brainstorming, editing, revising, and developing their final copies in class.  The students will also be taking an exam on the play-focusing on the vocabulary words and answering written response questions. Lastly, the students will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books. They will be focusing on the theme: “Adventure and Conflict” and identifying and analyzing the elements of a story’s or drama’s plot structure, including the beginning (exposition), rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, March 4th- 1). Bring in your laptop, i-Pad, etc., for tomorrow to type a diary entry based on the play about Elizabeth Blackwell. 2). Elizabeth Blackwell: Medical Pioneer Exam is on Wednesday-review the vocabulary words and questions we have completed. 

Tuesday, March 5th- 1). Exam tomorrow on Elizabeth Blackwell: Medical Pioneerreview vocabulary handout and any questions we have completed. 2). Type or neatly write the final draft of your diary entry if you were not able to do so in class. 

Wednesday, March 6th- 1). Be sure your reading log is completed from SSR today. 2). Get Elizabeth Blackwell: Medical Pioneer Exam signed, and make corrections!

Thursday, March 7th- 1). There is no written homework today, but read as much as you can over the weekend! Enjoy the long weekend!

Upcoming Exam: Elizabeth Blackwell: Medical Pioneer- Wednesday, March 6th (Vocabulary and Written Responses)

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be working on a post reading-writing activity. They will be choosing one of the characters from The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street and developing a diary entry based on their experiences in the teleplay (television/play). They will also be taking an essay exam on this teleplay as well.  Next, they will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books.  They will be focusing on the theme: “Imagination and Ingenuity (creative/original/inventive).  They will be analyzing the ways in which a story’s setting, characters, and plot affect one another, including how the main character develops or changes in response to the conflict.  They will also be analyzing the ways in which a story’s setting affects the way characters think and behave.  Lastly, they will be analyzing the ways in which a story’s setting affects the plot.

Religion- This week, the students will begin to discuss that the season of Lent is a season of preparation for the great celebration of Easter; we will be discussing the importance of change for the better.  They will also be reading how Lent is a season of change and answering questions based on the reading.  Lastly, they will be working with  a partner on an activity based on Lent. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule:

Monday, March 4th- 1). Essay Exam tomorrow on The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street-review the vocabulary words; you will be able to use the vocabulary handout and the Literature reader. 

Tuesday, March 5th- 1). Complete a written reading log today. 2). Religion-be sure to get both the quiz and exam based on Chapter 6: “Holy Spirit, Helper and Guide” signed and corrected. 

Wednesday, March 6th- 1). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is needed. 2). Get your essay based on the teleplay: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street signed, and make corrections. 

Thursday, March 7th- 1). There is no written homework today, but read as much as you can over the weekend! Enjoy the long weekend!*Classwork must be completed- Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts pages 56-60 for Monday!*

Upcoming Exam: Essay Exam: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street- Tuesday, March 5th 

 

Grade 8-This week, the students will be watching Disney’s The Miracle Worker-the contemporary version of the American classic play based on the life of Helen Keller and her teacher, Ann Sullivan.  They will be discussing the similarities and differences of the movie to the play that we read in class.  The students will also be taking an essay exam on the play as well. They will also be independently creating an interview between themselves and Helen Keller.

Monday, March 4th- 1). Be sure your diary entry is completed for tomorrow-the one you started in class on Friday, March 1st. It must be neatly written or typed! 

Tuesday, March 5th- 1). Develop an interview between yourself and Helen Keller.  What are ten questions you would ask her? How do you think she would respond? Be creative and detailed! This must be typed; it will be graded. This will be due on Thursday. *Exam moved to Thursday!* *We will finish watching the movie –The Miracle Worker tomorrow; you can bring in snack if you would like.*

Wednesday, March 6th- 1). Essay Exam tomorrow- from The Miracle Worker– you may use the Literature reader and the vocabulary handout. 2). Interview between yourself and Helen Keller is due tomorrow!

Thursday, March 7th- 1). There is no written homework today, but read as much as you can over the weekend! Enjoy the long weekend!

Upcoming Exam: Essay Exam: (from) The Miracle Worker-Thursday, March 7th