We are continuing our CRCT review next week and will be covering capitalization and punctuation. Since there are so many rules that apply in this area, we will be spending the entire week reviewing. We are also continuing our novel study, The Chocolate Wars, and we will be concluding our novel next week before the break. After our novel study is completed, we will creating a literature scrapbook to conclude our analysis of The Chocolate Wars.
posted on: March 23, 2007
This week and next, we are completing exercises in our CRCT preparation workbook. These workbooks are exceptional in providing our students with needed grammar practice. Each day we will begin with Daily Oral Language. Next, we will read a chapter of our novel study, The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. Lastly, we will resume grammar practice with our workbooks. We will also have periodic assessments on our novel which I will announce in class and on my blog.
posted on: March 13, 2007
We have completed our unit on participles. The culmination of our unit ended with the creation of our participle poetry. The students' creativity never ceases to amaze me!! This week we have begun to study our second verbal, gerunds. The students will be able to identify the gerund and be able to determine its function in the sentence: subject, direct object, predicate noun, or object of the preposition. Gerunds can be difficult, so we will be completing many types of reinforcement in order to master this concept.
posted on: March 01, 2007
We will be having our test on pronouns tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 16. Students will need to be able to classify pronouns by name, use, and number. Students should review their notes and hand outs in order to prepare for the test. The test will conclude our pronoun unit.
posted on: February 15, 2007
We will begin our study on pronouns beginning Feb. 6, 2007. Each day we will have a different grammar lesson on pronouns beginning with personal pronouns, defining antecedents, and ending the week with a quiz on subject and object pronouns. The quiz is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 9, 2007. Students will be using the Language Arts Today textbook. All work will be done in class as the students do not have a student copy of the textbook. Therefore, there will be no homework assigned for the week.
posted on: February 05, 2007
After grading the persuasive and expository essays, my students need an intensive review of recognition and punctuation of complex sentences. I have introduced adjective clauses and relative pronouns. We have had so much fun writing our complex sentences using the individual white boards and markers! On Friday and Monday, we will cover adverb clauses. On Tuesday, we will have a quiz on both. If your child is not present on Tuesday, he or she will need to make up the quiz upon his or her return on Monday, Nov. 27. Have a great Thanksgiving!!!
posted on: November 16, 2006