Mrs. Kelly Sims - Junior High English Language Arts

Mrs. Kelly Sims - Junior High English Language Arts

Mrs. Kelly Sims - Junior High English Language Arts

Mrs. Kelly Sims - Junior High English Language Arts

We're in the home stretch now!  I think we're going to make it!

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6th grade finished their last novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, last week and will take the test on May 16.  The writing project corresponding to this book is due May 14.

  We will finish our last novel of the year, Tangerine. 
The test over Tangerine is May 20.
We will continue our research project this week.  This project is due May 13.      7th graders will present their projects in class this week.

8th grade will finish the year by watching The Outsiders in class on May 13-14.




6th Grade

Simple Solutions 125-128 with quiz Friday
Spelling review 17-22 due Friday
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory quiz scenes 7-11 is May 13
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory test is May 16


7th Grade
Tangerine pages 230-end of the book
Tangerine test is May 20
table writing research projects due May 13




























In literature we will finish Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
We will share our writing project corresponding with this novel this week.
Writing projects are due May 14 and the test is May 16.










7th graders will continue to work on their table research project. Project is due May 13.

In literature, we will finish reading Tangerine.    
We will continue reading pages 230-end of the book this week.  The test over Tangerine is May 20.

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It's  hard for me to believe that it's time for our 8th graders to move on to high school.  They have been a delight to work with for the past three years.  They really are an incredible group of young men and women.  I will miss them next year!  They have worked hard for me this year and are ready for the challenges of high school.

8th graders are reading their last junior high novel.  We are reading The Outsiders.  This week they will take the quiz over chapters 11-12 on Tuesday, and the test over the book on Thursday.






















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.


                                                                                    dark, mysterious

                                                                             falling, lasting, changing

                                                                       stars, sunshine, moonlight, mist

                                                                           breaking, shining, dawning

                                                                                     light, beautiful




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.