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August 15, 2006
Welcome Back!

I am really looking forward to this school year! My summer started a bit early, so I'm well rested and excited about being back. I have also been "promoted" to 8th grade with the awesome group of seventh graders I worked with last year. See you in the hallways!

Posted by Mrs. Morton at 11:18 AM

April 18, 2006
Week of April 17-21

Monday, April 17
1. Give students the CRCT practice tests they completed on Friday. Use answer keys to check and discuss each answer.
2. Review information on p. 248 and 249 in the Write Source book. Students should then highlight compound and complex sentences in their rough draft. Students should look for places to use each kind of sentence.

Homework
Read for 30 minutes and record on Reading Log
Complete 9-10 on your Revising Checklist and add compound and complex sentences to essay.

Tuesday, April 18

1. Go over 9-10 on Revising Checklist. Ask individual students to share responses.
2. Review information on p. 251-254 in the Write Source book.
3. Complete Editing Checklist. Each question should have a good answer and provide examples.

Homework
Read for 30 minutes and record on Reading Log.
Complete Editing Checklist on rough draft.

Wednesday, April 19

1. Students should turn in Editing Checklist and get a homework grade. Each question counts as 25 points. Check while students are working on papers.
2. Class goes to Academy Lab. Students will revise and edit papers. All students papers should be in Essay Builder under Ch. 7.
3. All Revision Checkers should be used on the Prentice Hall Site.

Homework
Read for 30 minutes and record on Reading Log.
Students should revise and edit essay.

Thursday, April 20
1. Class goes to Academy Lab. Students will trade papers and check each others papers with the Guidelines for Writing a Persuasive Paper.
2. Students should make any changes they need to make to their papers.
3. Students should submit their paper to E-Rater under Ch. 7 School Issues. Students should print out a final copy in Microsoft Word and turn in with their Guidelines for Writing a Persuasive Paper, Revising and Editing Checklist, all rough drafts, Opinion Statement formula & 5Ws.

Homework
Read for 30 minutes and record on Reading Log.
Students should revise and edit essay.

Friday, April 21

1. Class goes to Academy Lab. If all students submitted on Thursday, class should stay in classroom and read silently.
2. Students who submitted their paper should read silently at a table. Others should make any final changes and submit to E-Rater. Students should submit their paper to E-Rater under Ch. 7 School Issues. Students should print out a final copy in Microsoft Word and turn in with their Guidelines for Writing a Persuasive Paper, Revising and Editing Checklist, all rough drafts, Opinion Statement formula & 5Ws.

Homework
Read for 30 minutes and record on Reading Log.
Take a writing vacation (if anyone is not finished with essay they should complete over the weekend and submit from home).

Posted by Mrs. Morton at 03:02 PM

April 14, 2006
CRCT Practice

The Georgia State Department of Education has developed an online practice assessment system for the upcoming CRCT's. The system requires Internet Explorer 5.0-6.0 or Netscape 4.5-4.78 to run. The browser checker will notify you if your browser is not compatible. Go to CRCT Practice
• Enter the student's Cobb County ID number. This is the student number with 0's in the front to make a nine digit number.
• The password is education. The student can choose from a variety of tests for each subject appropriate to their grade level.
• The test begins when the student clicks on the Take the Test button.
• When the test is completed, click the Grade My Test button. A pop-up window will display-click OK.
• The results will display; you may save or discard the results.
• Click on Return Home if finished or another test option if you want to take another test.
• Click on the Logout button when you are finished with the online assessment system.

Posted by Mrs. Morton at 01:00 PM

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