Monday, February 25, 2013



Know 12 Pronouns
Know 10 Being Verbs
Finish Main Idea practice sheets

You are writing your rough draft for the Hero Paper

Here is the outline:

Paragraph 1
Hook the reader and state the 2 reasons.

Paragraph 2
Reason 1 with details/events

Paragraph 3
Reason 2 with details/events

Paragraph 4
Conclusion...Remind me why this person is so important to you.

Final Draft of Hero Paper

Finish Cornell notes
1st Core- study for Pronouns and being verbs test

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Homework this week

Students should read their novels every night.

Students should know being verbs by Friday (am, is, are, was,were, be, been, being, become, seem)

Monday, February 11, 2013


Study Personal Pronouns (12)
Work on Weekly vocab this week
Read novels

Please bring in Progress Reports signed
Students received extra information to help with extra credit project due this Friday
Work on Weekly Essentials
Read Novel
Study Pronouns

study pronouns and work on weekly essentials.

Students should be prepared to present their extra credit projects on Friday.
Weekly Essentials are due tomorrow.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


Read Novel, finish Grammar worksheet if not completed in class, and finish myth.

Read Novel, finish Grammar worksheet if not completed in class, and finish myth.  Make sure Myth is final copy and has an illustration

Wednesday Finish Grammar worksheet, and read novel

Know 12 pronouns for quiz, finish worksheet 4, and read novel

Friday, February 1, 2013

Next Week

I am meeting with students next week (hopefully, Monday) to discuss their Reader's Notebook and reading logs.  Students should be keeping up with these and reading every night at home.  Some students will need to work on their notebooks this weekend. There grade will be recorded as a test grade.  This is very important.  

Things I will be looking for:

Accurately recording novels in notebook:
Page numbers, Genre, Date completed, Author and Title
Number of novels read so far
Variety of Genres
Journal Responses
Reading Levels

I will also be sending home an orange sheet with their CFA scores (benchmarks) and Lexile Scores.  Please read over these, sign and return to school.