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
Greetings! I hope all of you are having a restful break. Please don't forget to WRITE YOUR BHM ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY :)
In other news, we will be on BLOCK SCHEDULE when we return in order to participate in a school-wide Mock Milestones Writing assessment. This is the second one we have had this year. Please remember ALL expectations when testing - no talking, complete all work, stay on task, etc .
I have included a copy of the RUBRIC directly from the Georgia Milestones Assessment guide. Please read through it carefully.
BEFORE MONDAY, READ THROUGH YOUR NOTES ON ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING. INCLUDING THE OUTLINE OF AN ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY :)
What YOU need for the Mock Milestones
•ELA Writing Assessment Packet (given to you on the day of test)
•Scratch paper for pre-writing/drafting
•A positive mind-set
•A book to read, Reading Plus Login info, or another assignment (when done)
It is VERY important that you bring something to work on when you are finished with the assessment.
Since your BHM ESSAY IS DUE THIS WEEK, you should bring your rough drafts to class to revise then type your essay into PEERGRADE.IO. The assignment is posted in PEERGRADE.IO.
Another option is to check SYNERGY for missing work.
Remember: if it is passed the 5 day grace period to be turned in late , you can no longer turn it in.
If it is marked "R" for redo, that means you can redo the assignment. With redo assignments, you only have 5 days to make the grade.
If students are on unauthorized websites on testing days, they will receive an automatic zero, a citation, and a phone call home. Unauthorized websites include, but are not limited to, any gaming websites, music websites (Pandora, etc.), and Google.
The purpose of the Mock Milestones Assessment is to mimic actual testing days to prepare students the best we can for when we test in April.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email me @ email@example.com.
Matchbook Project due May 10th!!!