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Persuasive Writing Assignment

Today, we began our persuasive writing unit. To begin, on a piece of paper list three topics that you believe you could persuade someone about. Suggestions: overweight kids, global warming, watching less television, etc.

posted on: May 03, 2007


Complete page 176 in the workbook. Do the writing application on a separate piece of paper.

posted on: April 25, 2007

Parts of a Book Homework Part 2

Complete any parts of the packet that were not completed in class.

posted on: April 11, 2007

Homework/CRCT Practice

Finish page 92 in our Parts of a Book packet and do pages 93 and 94. The topics covered in this packet will be heavily tested on the CRCT.

posted on: April 10, 2007

Writing With Pronouns

Using the list of indefinite pronouns of page 119 of the WAG workbook, write sentences. Bonus points will be given if your sentences are written in the form of a cohesive (makes sense and is sequential) paragraph.

posted on: March 22, 2007

Pronoun Homework

Complete page 120 in the WAG workbook.

posted on: March 21, 2007

Be a Pro at Pronouns

After trying to do an application task with pronouns today (it didn't go well,) we decided to go back to basics. Complete pages 8 and 9 in the WAG workbook for homework.

posted on: March 14, 2007


We had fun today playing Charades with linking verb sentences. Now practice what you know with your homework. Do page 17 in the WAG workbook and have a Happy Valentine's Day!

posted on: February 14, 2007


In your WAG book, complete the work we started in class. Page 319 Exercises 7 through 10.

posted on: February 12, 2007


Today, we worked with action and condition verbs. Complete page 13 in the WAG workbook.

posted on: February 05, 2007


Today, we worked with action and condition verbs. Complete page 13 in the WAG workbook.

posted on: February 05, 2007

Test Tomorrow (or Friday if we have a snow day.)

We will retake the DOL test tomorrow. Be sure to use the corrected first attempt as a study guide.

posted on: January 31, 2007


Complete the Masterpiece Sentence Strip worksheet and use it to write a sentence with at least nine words.

posted on: January 11, 2007


Complete the Masterpiece Sentence Strip worksheet and use it to write a sentence with at least nine words.

posted on: January 11, 2007

Happy New Year!

Here's wishing you and yours a happy new year and a welcome back to school. As we near the end of the year and CRCT testing, it becomes very important for students to be diligent about homework and independent reading. Don't forget to complete reading logs. Check the Department of Education site for practice CRCT tests.

In language arts, we have begun Unit 14 of the Language! program. Homework tonight will be to make the flash cards for missed words. Remember: the word goes on one side of the card and the memory jogging sentence goes on the other side. For this unit, the lists were differentiated based on the score od the pretest.

posted on: January 09, 2007

Homework/Idiomatic Language

This semester we have worked on understanding idiomatic language. Students have come to understand expressions such as "inside track," "basket case," "keep your nose to the grindstone," and today, "second wind." In class, we discussed the literal meaning, the second of two winds, and the figurative meaning, a rush of energy. Students wrote example sentences using the expression.

Tonight's homework is to illustrate the expression "second wind." In class, papers were folded vertically in half and horizontally one inch from the top. Across the top of the paper students wrote the expression. The first column was labeled "literal" and the second column was labeled "figurative." Pictures are to be drawn on each side to represent the meanings of the expression.

posted on: December 14, 2006


Page 56 in the "Big Book." Complete the Use the Clues activity. Dictionary Website

posted on: December 11, 2006


Complete two sided worksheets about simple sentences and direct objects. Tomorrow you will have a quiz over simple sentences and direct objects so pay close attention to tonight's homework.

posted on: December 05, 2006


Complete both sides of the predicate worksheet. Make sure you READ the introductory information and complete the WRITE NOW! sections on a separate piece of paper

posted on: November 28, 2006

Subject and Predicate Homework

You were given two worksheets to complete tonight. Both have instructional material at the top of the pages. Reread the instructional material to refresh your memory of how to find the subject and predicate. Follow the directions on the exercise section of the worksheets.

Step 1: MOPP: Mop out prepositional phrases.

Step 2: Find the simple subject. Ask, "Who or what did it?"
Step3: Find the simple predicate. Ask, "What did they (he, she, it) do?"

The complete subject is the simple subject and all the words that go with it, and the complete predicate is the simple predicate and all the words that go with it. Follow the worksheet examples.

posted on: November 15, 2006


Reading logs due tomorrow. Re-do spelling memory jogger cards.

posted on: November 14, 2006

Language Arts Homework

In your "big book" (we tore out the page,) do number 3 the illustrate example.
Tomorrow we will have a DOL test. Be sure to go over your notes for Weeks 6 and 7. Know how to correct these sentences:

last year the Lake had froze before christmas
this here dog brang a old bone to my uncles door
after us have left their we will do the following find a cabin eat our supper and go fishing
its easier to lift the smallest of the too stones

Be able to identify the subject and predicate.

Reading logs are due; at least ten entries.

posted on: October 16, 2006

Framing Strategies for Social Studies

In Mrs. Ridlehoover's and Mrs. Krodman's social studies class, we used a graphic organizer that frames information given in text format. Students were paired to read the section entitled Imperial Russia and decided with their partners which were the important details in the section. The assignment is to complete the framing strategy with the details from the reading.

Additionally, on Monday, you are to bring a pocket folder, the WebQuest contract and any information you print from the WebQuest listed on Mrs. Ridlehoover's blog.

posted on: October 12, 2006

Rube (and Ruby) Goldberg Language Arts Homework

Today, we read an interesting piece about inventions that missed the boat. Some things sound better than they actually are. One thing we read and spoke about briefly was invention contraptions made by Rube Goldberg. These inventions are complicated structures that do simple things.

Your homework is to answer the questions on page 20 of your textbook that follow the story. Also, for extra credit, you can investigate the Rube Goldberg website and print off one of his inventions.

posted on: October 12, 2006

Language Arts Homework

Idiomatic language: Students choose one idiom from page 15 to illustrate the figurative meaning of.the idiom they choose. The paper may be divided in two and the literal and figurative meanings illustrated.

posted on: October 10, 2006

Language Arts Homework

Bring or remake and bring spelling cards. Use your test to know which words.

Use the student text Exercise 8 to complete Rewrite it on Big Book page 18.

posted on: October 05, 2006

Language Arts homework

Draw the meaning of "basket case." Use it in a sentence.

posted on: September 25, 2006

Language Arts Homework

Underline or highlight abstract nouns on abstract nouns worksheet.

posted on: September 19, 2006

Language Arts Homework

Read the assigned story from the Language! textbook. In complete sentences, answer the questions at the end of the story. Re-take of DOL test. Study weeks 1-3. Spelling test over Unit 13 words. Remember to use the cards you made.

posted on: September 18, 2006

Math homework

Today in math, we covered the symbols for equal (=), greater than (>), and less than (<). Tonight's homework is to get folder signed and finish any incomplete lesson that is sent home. Also, there will be a test tomorrow covering the concepts of lessons 1-5: review of addition and missing addends, sequences, digits, and place value. Review these concepts with your child.

posted on: September 11, 2006

Future Plans

On Tuesday of next week, students will have a DOL (Daily Oral Language) test. This test will consist of four sentences from our DOL activities which are in the student notebooks. They have made corrections to their own attempts at these activities. Sentences will be taken directly from those in the notebook which will make for easy studying. In addition to the DOL test, the students will be expected to head their papers with the specified heading that we have learned. There is a note sheet for this heading in the notebook. I will instruct students to be sure to bring home their notebooks for study purposes beginning Friday evening. Also on Tuesday, I will check the reading logs for a grade. By now, they should have a minimum of ten (10!) entries. That is ten points per entry making a grade of 100 if all ten are completed. You can figure your child's grade accordingly.

posted on: September 07, 2006

Language Arts Homework

Abstract noun worksheet: underline, circle, or highlight the abstract (idea or quality) nouns in column 2 (26-50)

posted on: September 07, 2006

Keep Your Nose to the Grindstone-Homework Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Idiomatic language is sometimes difficult for students with language difficulties. Each week we will explore a different idiom or expression commonly used in English. This week's idiom "keep your nose to the grindstone", has great significance as we begin a new year.

Tonight's homework is to draw a literal and figurative example of the meaning of "keep your nose to the grindstone". Papers are to be folded in half, literal drawn on one side and figurative on the other. The idiom and it's figurative meaning should be on the paper.

posted on: August 16, 2006

Language Arts Homework Tuesday, August 15

By Friday, have a white one and a half inch three ring binder and a set of dividers (5)

Tonight, find out what your assigned person is known for.

posted on: August 15, 2006

So Far in Math...

This week the math classes will get with off and running with pre-tests and placement tests behind us. Sixth graders started with sequencing numbers. This will "nimble" their reasoning skills as they recognize the relationships between a series of numbers. This week we take on place value, expanded numbers, and a review of the addition and subtraction algorithms. Most seventh graders completed testing and are ready to begin instruction for negative numbers.

Monday's Homework (6th grade):
Lessons 3 and 4

7th grade no homework

posted on: August 15, 2005

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