Monday, September 18, 2017

Week of September 18th

This post has been modified. Please check for changes. 9/20/17

This week all classes will be testing in the computer lab on Monday and Tuesday. Eighth grade students will be completing their English CDT tests and 7th grade students will be completing the Beginning of the Year tests through Pearson Online. The purpose of both of these tests is to see what we know and what we don't know so that we can proceed most effectively for the rest of the year. Both grades will take their respective tests again in the winter and for a final time in the spring. The goal is to see progress and growth with each testing session.

English 7
On Monday and Tuesday we will be in the computer lab completing the Beginning of the Year test through Pearson Online. This test is a requirement and it must be finished by 11:59 Wednesday night. You will not have time on the computers on Wednesday to complete the test. However, you may access this test from any computer with internet access using pearsonrealize.com and the username and password provided to you at the beginning of the year.

For the remainder of the week we are going to start working with the textbook. We will begin with the Unit 1 vocabulary. We will spend Wednesday and Thursday's class defining our vocabulary terms. On Friday we will read the Launchtext, "Grounded." You can access this text and all of the questions associated with you textbook through pearsonrealize.com.

Homework
Monday:
Tuesday: Finish Beginning of the Year test if you have not completed it in class
Wednesday: Finish bellringers for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday:
Friday: Read something you enjoy for at least 20 minutes!


English 8
On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday these classes will be testing in the computer lab. We will be taking CDT tests which most of you are familiar with from last year. As you know, you will take these tests 3 times throughout the year. The first testing session this week will serve as our starting point and we will be able to see and measure how much we grow throughout the year by taking them in the middle of the year, and then again at the end.

For the remainder of the week we will work out of the textbook. We will be working with Unit 2, the same as your reading classes and we will begin with the Unit 2 vocabulary. We will spend Wednesday and Thursday defining the unit vocabulary. On Friday, we will begin reading the Launch text, "The Grand Mosque of Paris." You can access this text and all of the questions and homework associated with your textbook through pearsonrealize.com.

Homework
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday: Finish bellringers for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Thursday:
Friday: Read something you enjoy for at least 20 minutes!

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