Today marks the first day of the LAST 9 weeks for this school year. It's amazing how time flies!
Students will take the Unit 4 PRE-TEST today! This test will show me what students know and skills that need to be reviewed. It is VERY important for students to try their absolute best as the data from this test is used to guide what we will be doing for the remainder of the year.
GRADES: Grades have been updated and posted again. I noticed an error in student scores on their Unit 3 Post-test. I have made the necessary corrections and have reposted their grade. Report cards will be sent electronically on Parent/StudentVUE on Friday!
Students who are ABSENT for ANY reason must get their makeup work and check the blog for any updates! It is the student's responsibility to makeup the work within the make-up work policy time frame and turn the assignment in.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
1. Login to StudentVUE to see what work you are missing
You can only make-up HOMEWORK for PARTIAL credit and SUMMATIVE assignments.
If it is a SUMMATIVE assignment, please follow the directions below.
Click here to access the alternate assessment to make-up ONE summative grade.
- Please note that the time you access the assessment is recorded and only assessments completed during Wednesday and Thursday will be accepted.
- The New York Times article can only be viewed for a limited time for free. Do not close the window with the article until you are certain that you are finished and have sufficient text evidence in your written response.
Students will take the end of nine weeks post-test. Any student who is absent, please make arrangements to take the test BEFORE Friday! :)
Retakes can be scheduled with me before/after school or during connections (with permission of your connections teacher) for any student who earned a 70 or below.
ANY student whos shows GROWTH from their pre-test score to their post-test score will earn Cool Cat Points!
The TOP student with the MOST growth from each class period will earn a special prize!
This week students will be working in literacy station. Each station has a different focus text and comprehension questions paired with a picture that students have to synthesize and derive meaning from. Please see below for Power Point slides...
Good evening! I wanted to inform all of you of my absence tomorrow. I’m still recovering from a stomach virus. Please complete all work given to you and turn it in the colored baskets. After you finish the work, please finish reading Part 1 of Tangerine.
You will have another test on Tangerine on Friday. Review your notes in your notebook to study.
Please be on your best behavior. All of you know my high expectations when I’m out. I have asked the substitute to leave names of students who are working hard and staying on task so I can reward you with Cool Cat points. Students who go above and beyond will be rewarded with a sweet treat.
Lastly, since you will not be in the lab to type your BHM argumentative essay, I will give you opportunities throughout the week to get it done. You must have a handwritten essay to be able to use the computer to type your essay in Peergrade.io. If time does not allow, please simply turn in your essay into the correct colored baskets. No late points will be deducted until AFTER Friday.
Have a great day tomorrow! I will see you Tuesday.
Figurative Language & Poetry Devices
Context Clues Practice
Finding Theme & Story Elements
Independent Reading project due WED, NOV 13TH!!!!
COOL CAT PARTY!