Monday, October 16, 2017

Week of October 16th

It's paper and grammar review week in English this week! All classes will learn how to format their papers according to Modern Language Association (MLA) standards on Monday. If a student is absent on Monday they should see me before Wednesday to ensure their paper is formatted correctly. All classes  have papers due on Wednesday, the 18th!

English 7
On Monday we will learn how to format our nonfiction narratives correctly and will format and revise them together. Monday will be the last day we work on the papers in class, so be sure to get a pass from me for Academic Prep if you have anything additional you need to do to complete or print your paper. Remember, papers must be printed and ready to hand in by the start of class on Wednesday.

On Tuesday and Wednesday we will move into a review of the 4 types of nouns. The 4 types we will be practicing are common, proper, abstract and concrete. I expect this to be a review for all students and should help us more easily identify subjects in sentences. Subjects in sentences are always nouns or pronouns. We will learn about pronouns in a few weeks.

On Thursday and Friday we will review action verbs and adverbs. Verbs are things you can do with your mind or body and adverbs tell us how, when, and how much we do a verb.
It is important to note that all complete sentences must have a subject and a verb. It is important to be able to identify these parts of speech so that we can ensure we are always writing in complete sentences.

Homework
Monday: Finish nonfiction narrative
Tuesday: Finish and print nonfiction narrative
Wednesday: NONFICTION NARRATIVES DUE TODAY
Thursday: Complete After School paragraph in the verb packet
Friday: Read something you enjoy for 20 minutes!


English 8
On Monday we will earn how to format our explanatory essays correctly and will format and revise them together. Monday will be the last day we work on the papers in class, so be sure to get a pass from me for Academic Prep if you have anything additional you need to do to complete or print your paper. Remember, papers must be printed and ready to hand in by the start of class on Wednesday.

On Tuesday we will take a practice test to review all parts of speech. This test will be graded, but only for diagnostic purposes. The grade in the gradebook will reflect completion, not correctness.

Based on the results of the practice test, we will review necessary parts of speech Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. My priority is nouns, verbs and pronouns because all sentences must contain a subject (noun or pronoun) and a verb. It is important to be able to identify subjects and verbs to ensure we are always writing in complete sentences.

Homework
Monday: Finish explanatory essay
Tuesday: Finish and print explanatory essay
Wednesday: EXPLANATORY ESSAYS DUE TODAY
Thursday:
Friday: Read something you enjoy for 20 minutes!

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