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Ms. Amuso

Week of May 21st-May 25th

Reminders:

1). Thursday, May 24th- May Crowning at 9:30 a.m.

2). Friday, May 25th- 12:00 P.M. Dismissal

               3). 8th Grade ELA Final-Thursday, May 31st

4). Final Schedule for Grades 5-7:   

Monday, June 11th- Religion

Tuesday, June 12th- ELA

Thursday, June 14th- Math

Friday, June 15th- Social Studies

Monday, June 18th- Science

Tuesday, June 19th- Italian (7th Grade)

 

Grade 5- This week, the students will be presenting their “comma usage” skits and then taking a quiz on the topic.  Next, they will be identifying prepositions and prepositional phrases.  They will be reviewing and singing the “Yankee Doodle” song which incorporates commonly used prepositions.  The students will be practicing how to identify prepositions/prepositional phrases within sentences and learn to develop their own sentences using prepositions and prepositional phrases as well.  Lastly, the students will be writing stories using prepositions/prepositional phrases and sharing them with the class. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule: 

Monday, May 21st- 1). Complete a written reading log. 

Tuesday, May 22nd- 1). Create ten sentences using prepositions; circle the preposition, and underline the prepositional phrase.

Wednesday, May 23rd- 1). Complete the “Prepositions/Prepositional Phrases” handout! 

Thursday, May 24th- 1). Finish your creative story using at least five prepositional phrases; circle the prepositions, and underline the prepositional phrase. *The Final Review handout has gone home today; please begin reviewing for the Final Exam-Tuesday, June 12, 2018.*

Upcoming Quiz/Exam: 1). “Comma Usage” Quiz-Monday, May 21st

 

Grade 6- This week, the students will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books. They will be identifying figures of speech-particularly, personification and hyperboles.  With a partner, they will be reading a passage that will incorporate forms of personification and hyperboles; they must identify them within the passage.  They will also be analyzing different sentences that incorporate either examples of personification or hyperboles and figuring out their literal meanings. Next, the students will be working with a partner or a group and composing a creative story using five examples of personification and five hyperboles.  They will be sharing their stories with the class.  Lastly, the students will be reviewing relationships between words: analogies.  They will be identifying five types of analogies: synonyms, antonyms, cause/effect, part/whole, and item/category.  

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule: 

Monday, May 21st- 1). Research examples of personification.  Write ten examples of personification; write the literal meaning next to each of them. 2). Get “Punctuating Parenthetical Elements” Quiz signed, and make corrections. 

Tuesday, May 22nd- 1). Research examples of hyperboles.  Write ten examples of hyperboles; write the literal meaning next to each of them.

Wednesday, May 23rd- 1). Complete a written reading log.

Thursday, May 24th- 1). Make sure your “Figures of Speech: Personification and Hyperboles” story is completed; you will be presenting tomorrow; please keep in mind this will be graded!         2). *The Final Review handout has gone home today; please begin reviewing for the Final Exam-Tuesday, June 12, 2018.*

 

Grade 7- This week, the students will be working in their Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts books. They will be identifying five different types of analogies: synonyms, cause/effect, part/whole, item/category, and tool/user.  We will also review antonym analogies. They will be focusing on different analogies, choosing the word to complete the analogy, and identifying which type of analogy is being represented. The students will also be reviewing phrases and clauses; they will be focusing on the difference between a phrase and a clause and focusing on independent and dependent clauses (similar to compound/complex sentences from Trimester One).  With a partner, the students will be creating a “Phrases and Clauses” Quiz; they must creatively develop 15 questions that focus on this topic; they will then be switching their quizzes with one another and taking each other’s quizzes.  

Religion- This week, the students will finish reviewing Chapter 9; they will be playing Jeopardy and taking an exam on this chapter, too; the students will also be meeting with Mrs. Antonino for their “Theology of the Body” class. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule: 

*Be sure the questions from pages 100-101 are completed from Chapter 9- Religion!*

Monday, May 21st- 1). Review the five types of analogies from the Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book (pages 263-264)- be sure the classwork is completed- two types of EACH analogy-synonyms, antonyms, part/whole, item/category, and tool/user (Antonyms are not part of the chart; but I added them.) 2). Complete a written reading log.

Tuesday, May 22nd- 1). Complete the “Phrases and Clauses” handout; refer to pages 233-234 in the Ready New York CCLS English Language Arts book if you need guidance. 

Wednesday, May 23rd- 1). Study for Chapter 9 Religion Jeopardy! Review questions given out in class and the chapter review! 2). Read for 20 minutes; no written reading log is required. 3). Finish pages 102-103 in the Religion book- “Recognizing Our Faith”, “Saint Euphrasia-five facts”, and all of page 103.                  

Thursday, May 24th- 1). Study for Chapter 9 Religion Exam! Review questions, outlines, and the chapter review! 2). *The Final Review handouts for Religion and ELA have gone home today; please begin reviewing for the Religion Final Exam-Monday, June 11th and the ELA Final Exam-Tuesday, June 12th. 

Upcoming Exam: Chapter 9 Religion Exam-Friday, May 25th

 

Grade 8- This week, the students will continue focusing on “Infinitives”; they will be reviewing infinitives as nouns: subject, predicate nominative, and direct object, and as an adjective and adverbs.  Next, they will be identifying “Verb Moods”; this will consist of the indicative, imperative, interrogative, conditional, and the subjunctive. Finally, the students will begin to review for their Final Exam-which will be Thursday, May 31st. 

Tentative Homework/Testing Schedule: 

Monday, May 21st- 1). Write two sentences for each type of infinitive; follow the handout! Be sure to label each as well-either a noun as a subject, direct object, or predicate nominative, adjectives, and adverbs. 2). Get the “Active and Passive Voice” Worksheet signed, and make corrections.

Tuesday, May 22nd- 1). Review “Infinitives”! 2). Study for Final Exam.

Wednesday, May 23rd- 1). Review “Verb Moods”- focus on each rule and how to identify them; write two sentences for each verb mood; this will be collected and graded. 

Thursday, May 24th- 1). Study for the Final Exam!

Upcoming Exam: Final Exam-Thursday, May 31st