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Week of April 17

Monday: Journal/free choice

Tuesday: Journal/ Best Gift
Introduction to Poetry: Read 702-714
Complete 1-6 on page 712

Wednesday: Media Center: Poetry Scavenger Hunt

Thursday: Poetry from Literature Book / Visit from Eighth Grade Students.

Friday: Page 712 reviewed. Review and Assess pages 715-716 due.

All papers will be returned and filed this week in students folders. GRADES WILL BE UPDATED BY FRIDAY.

posted on: April 18, 2006

People Chat Projects

Due Thursday, October 20, 2005
Projects requirements:

• Four different characters may be original or copied from handout.
• Sentence should include these parts: Dialogue, ‘TAG”,
developed character and an action.

• Grammar, Usage and Mechanics
• Presentation/ Neatness/ Effort
• Sensory Details
• To receive a score above 95, you must go beyond the minimum requirements
• Sentence Fluency/Character Development.


“You are ruining my life!” screamed Jessica dramatically, as she slammed the door and stomped to her room.

posted on: October 14, 2005

Middle Paragraphs

You have written the beginning paragraph where you have gotten your readers attention and introduced your experience, now you need to keep their attention by adding just the right details. Stay focused and include only those details that make your experience come alive. Here are some things to remember as you write your middle paragraphs.
• Put you events in the order they happened
• Appeal to your readers senses
• Create a clear picture with action words
• Use dialogue to show a speaker’s personality, to keep the action moving, or to add information.

Remember to punctuate dialogue by indenting paragraphs to indicate a change in speakers.

posted on: September 22, 2005

Beginning Paragraph Homework 9/20

The personal narrative beginning introduces the topic and grabs the readers attention.

Now that you have a plan(your sequence of events), you can begin writing about your paragraph. You can begin your narrative in several different ways.
1-Start with interesting details
2- Use sensory details to grab the readers attention
3- Begin with a person speaking.
HW/Evaluation: Write the beginning to your narrative. Try using one of the three suggestions above.

posted on: September 20, 2005

Narrative Writing Evaluation

Narrative Writing will be assessed using the following tools.

Download file

posted on: September 20, 2005

Wonderful Wednesday

•Today classes went to the Media Center and completed “Dewey Math.” Students first solved math problems involving decimals, the students went to the nonfiction shelves and located books whose call numbers matched their answers. In order to correctly locate the books, students needed to know correct decimal place values to the thousandth place.
•“The One and Only Me” project was discussed. Rubric was reviewed also. See attachment for rubric and project specifics. Download file

One and Only---Me!!

For homework, create a mini-poster titled “The One and Only—Me!!” Use bullets to tell 25 things about yourself. These need to be in complete sentence form. Have Fun!! Tell about likes, leisure activities, wins, pets, what makes you and your family unique—anything goes! Let your imagination fly. Add a border, make the title in an attractive font, and include your name in the bottom right corner. I would like you to use technology to complete this project, please see me if this is not possible. This project is due Friday, September 9.

posted on: September 07, 2005


Reading Logs were turned in today and reviewed.

Homework Due Wednesday: Spelling paragraph using 10 words

Narrative Response: "A Day's Wait", due Friday.

posted on: August 30, 2005


Don't forget Spelling Quiz is tomorrow.

Nonfiction book project is due Wednesday, August 24

Project Rubric:Download file

posted on: August 18, 2005

Lanuage Arts Brochure

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posted on: August 15, 2005

Parent Communication Request

Please email me at: I would like to have email as a way to communicate with you, if needed. Thanks again for sharing your child with me. We are going to have a great year!!

posted on: August 11, 2005

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