Simple Solutions lessons 89-92 with quiz on Friday
English page 97 # 1-24, page 115
Spelling due Friday
Maniac Magee chapters 27-32
Simple Solutions 89-92 with quiz on Friday
English subject/verb agreement table challenge
English page 145-146 # 1-25, page 175
Fever 1793 chapters 28-end of book
Spelling lesson 19 quiz on Friday
Simple Solutions 85-88 with quiz on Friday
Spelling test 19 on Thursday
The Contender chapters 1-4 due Friday
We will continue our study of nouns. This week we will work on identifying and writing possessive nouns.
We discussed the biography book report. Biography journal questions are due February 25 and project is due March 4.
We will begin a new writing project tied to Maniac Magee.
In literature we will continue Maniac Magee, chapters 27-32.
In English, 7th graders will continue studying verbs. In 7th grade the students take an open-note quiz after every two lessons. Taking good notes is of the utmost importance. This week we will review subject/verb agreement and begin discussing inverted order of verbs.
7th graders biography journal questions are due
February 25. The projects are due March 4.
In literature, we will continue reading Fever 1793. This week we will read chapters 28 to the end.
8th graders are working on prepositional phrases in English. 8th graders take a quiz after every two lessons to make sure they are strong in their abilities. The quizzes are open-note, so taking good notes is extremely important, and one they will need for high school.
This week we will discuss prepositions, prepositional phrases, and objects of the preposition, as well as adjective and adverb phrases.
The biography report and oral presentations are due March 5.
8th graders will begin our third novel this week. We will read The Contender. This is the story of a young African-American named Alfred trying to find his way and place in the world. The setting is Harlem, New York in the 1960's.
Bonus activities: choose any of the bonus activities for your grade level.
6th grade bonus activities:
Appositive Interview: Interview an classmate. Write your questions first, including some that will have the names of people, places, or things in the answer.
Use facts from the interview in an informative paragraph. Include appositives, such as the ones in the example below. Write the possessive nouns correctly.
Angela Perkins, a sixth-grader, lives on Maple Street. Angela's main interest is pets. She has pet chickens and takes care of Goldy, her family's cat. She also walks two neighbors' dogs, Spike and Charlie.
7th grade bonus activities:
1. Choose two nouns that are opposites, such as morning and evening. Write a seven-line poem about them. Center each line to make a diamond. Write one noun in line one and the other in line seven. Write the following in lines 2-6: Line two: two adjectives that describe the noun in line one. Line three: three present participles that describe the noun in line one. Line four: four nouns that relate to either the noun in line one or in line seven. Line five: Three present participles that describe the noun in line seven. Line six: two adjectives that describe the noun in line seven.
falling, lasting, changing
stars, sunshine, moonlight, mist
breaking, shining, dawning
8th grade bonus activities:
1. Clause Capers: Choose a subordinating conjunction from page 408. Write a subordinate clause starting with that conjunction. Make each following word begin with the next letter of the conjunction. Underline the first letter of each word. Then add an independent clause to form a complex sentence. See how many sentences you can write using the same subordinating conjunction.
Unless Ned Lehman eats some supper, he won't have energy for the soccer game.