Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Week of September 25th

This week classes will be working out of their textbooks. We will be reading selections and focusing on how to annotate and take notes as we read. Both classes will be reading exemplary texts for the type of writing assignment they will be completing at the end of the marking period. Students will also be practicing their vocabulary list each list contains 5 words and students should study not only the definitions of the words but also the root word of each. Students should be able to use their knowledge of root words to determine the meaning of related words.

English 7
Monday and Tuesday we will be reading "Grounded," the Unit 1 Launchtext. This text is an example of non-fiction narrative writing. Students should take note of the sensory details used in the selection as well as the use of dialogue.

The vocabulary list for this Unit is located on page 5 of the textbook. There will be a short quiz on the vocabulary words and their roots on Friday, September 29th. This quiz will be worth 20 points.
The words are:
  • Dialogue, root: -log- "word"
    • Conversation
  • Consequence, root: -sequ- "follow"
    • Positive or negative effect/result
  • Perspective, root: -spec- "look"
    • Particular way of looking at something; point of view
  • Notable, root: -not- "mark"
    • Outstanding; remarkable
  • Contradict, root: -dict- "speak" or "assert"
    • To state the opposite; to deny
Homework
Monday:
Tuesday: Study for vocabulary quiz
Wednesday: Study for vocabulary quiz
Thursday:Study for vocabulary quiz
Friday: Read something you enjoy for at least 20 minutes


English 8
On Monday and Tuesday we will be reading "The Grand Mosque of Paris," the Unit 2 Launchtext. This text is an example of explanatory writing. Students should take note of the use of facts and information in the selection and notice the absence of opinions. At the end of the marking period students will write their own explanatory essays.

The vocabulary list for Unit 2 is located on page 91 of the textbook. There will be a short quiz on the vocabulary words and their roots on Friday, September 29th. This quiz will be worth 20 points.
The words are:
  • Theorize, root: -theo-/-thea- "view" or "consider"
    • To form an explanation based on observation and reasoning
  • Sustain, root: -tain- "hold"
    • To maintain or keep up
  • Declaration, root: -clar- "clear"
    • Announcement or formal statement
  • Pronounce, root: -nounc-/ -nunc- "declare" or "report"
    • To say a word correctly and clearly, to officially anounce
  • Enumerate, root: -numer- "number"
    • To specify as in a list; to count

Homework
Monday:
Tuesday: Study for vocabulary quiz
Wednesday: Study for vocabulary quiz
Thursday:Study for vocabulary quiz
Friday: Read something you enjoy for at least 20 minutes

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