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


    WELCOME TO ELA  
  Hopefully spring weather is on its way!

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6th grade will complete a study guide for the test on Monday, and will take the test over nouns on Wednesday.  
  We will continue a new writing project tied to our novel, Maniac Magee.
They will also continue reading the last section of the novel Maniac Magee. The test for this novel will be after break.

7th graders are continuing their work on verbs, and this week will take a quiz over subject/verb agreement and inverted/interrupted sentences.  We will continue their writing project tied to our novel, Fever 1793.  We will continue our last novel of the year, Tangerine.

8th grade is reading The Contender, a story about a young African-American boy living in Harlem during the 1960's. This week we will take the quiz over chapters 9-12.  In English, the 8th graders are studying prepositional phrases.  This week we will take the quiz over prepositional phrases, adverb and adjective phrases, and choosing the correct preposition.  We will begin a new writing project after break.

 
           

 
















6th Grade

English study guide
English test over nouns
Maniac Magee chapters 37-46
table writing 'candy bars'

 

7th Grade
Tangerine pages 22-61
English study guide
English quiz
table writing 'poetry books'


 
8th Grade

English book page 388
English study guide
English quiz
The Contender chapters 9-12 quiz on Monday
The Contender chapters 12-16 due Thursday, quiz after break




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 We finished our unit on nouns and will take the test on Thursday.
We will continue a our writing project tied to Maniac Magee.

In literature we will continue Maniac Magee, chapters 37-46.

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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 take the quiz over subject/verb agreement and inverted/interrupted sentences.

In literature, we will continue reading Tangerine.


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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 take the quiz over prepositional phrases, adverb and adjective phrases, and choosing the correct preposition. 

8th graders is half-way through our third novel.  We are reading 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.  This week we will take the quiz covering chapters 9-12 and will read chapters 13-16.  The quiz over section four will be after break.

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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.

                                                                                           Evening

                                                                                    dark, mysterious

                                                                             falling, lasting, changing

                                                                       stars, sunshine, moonlight, mist

                                                                           breaking, shining, dawning

                                                                                     light, beautiful

                                                                                          Morning

 

 

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

                                     Unless Ned Lehman eats some supper, he won't have energy for the soccer game.