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Week of Nov 6
Due Date: 11/13/2017
Subject: Social Studies

Remember that there will be no school on Tuesday, November 7, due to Election Day!!

PARENT NEWS
U.S. HISTORY: 1865 TO THE PRESENT

Chapter 7

AMERICA ON THE MOVE 

QUESTIONS TO HELP YOUR CHILD PREPARE
Answers can be found in the SOLs below.
• How was social and economic life in the early twentieth century different from that in the late nineteenth century?
• What factors increased factory and labor productivity?
USII.6a
Results of improved transportation brought about by affordable automobiles
• Greater mobility
• Creation of jobs
• Growth of transportation-related industries (road construction, oil, steel, automobile)
• Movement to suburban areas 
Invention of the airplane
• The Wright brothers
Use of the assembly line
• Henry Ford, automobile
• Rise of mechanization
Communication changes
• Increased availability of telephones
• Development of the radio and broadcast industry
• Development of the movies
Ways electrification changed American life
• labor-saving products (e.g., washing machines, electric stoves, water pumps)
• Electric lighting
• Entertainment (e.g., radio)
• Improved communications
WHAT IS EXPLORED IN THIS CHAPTER?
This chapter examines changes in American life during the early twentieth century. It focuses on factory and labor productivity, transportation changes brought about by the car and airplane, communication improvements, and the impact of electricity brought into homes.
ENHANCING THE LEARNING
• The following air and space museums, in various locations, all offer a look at early aviation: National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., the Virginia Air and Space Center in Hampton, and the Virginia Aviation Museum in Richmond.
• Virginia Museum of Transportation in Roanoke offers exhibits about both automobiles and aviation.
• Wright Brother’s National Memorial in Manteo, NC is a wonderful trip for the whole family if you are nearby.
DINNER-DISCUSSIONS
Tie what your child is learning in school to your home by engaging in conversation.
• Discuss how the revolution of the assembly line is still used in the automobile industry; however, today many of the people have been replaced with computerized machines.
• If your family has a car, brainstorm how your family’s life would be different without a car. How would it be different without electricity?
• Compare the significance of the radio and movies on communication in the early 1900s to that of mobile phones and the Internet on communication in the early 2000s.
• Students learn that electrification changed life through labor-saving products, which allowed Americans more leisure time. Discuss if the labor- saving products in your family offer more leisure time, or if that time is replaced by something else. If so, what?
• Discuss the growth of Hollywood and the movie industry. Reflect on how much movies and movie stars are part of our lives today.
Essential Knowledge for this Chapter



Week of October 29
Due Date: 11/5/2017
Subject: Language Arts

This week we will complete our 1st quarter benchmark.  

We will continue our study of prefixes and suffixes.

We will continue working on Essay#2 "Be the change you want to see in the world". Outlines should be finished and rough drafts will be due and checked by Friday!  

All grades have been updated online, and all makeup work should be finished this week!  

We will also review and test on parts of speech and facts and opinions one day this week.

 



Week of Oct. 23
Due Date: 10/29/2017
Subject: Language Arts

Monday:  AR Reading/Testing

Review Prefixes & Suffixes

-acy state or quality privacy
-al act or process of refusal
-ance, -ence

state or quality of

maintenance
-dom place or state of being freedom
-er, -or one who does somethng as a profession protector
-ism doctrine, belief communism
-ist one wh chemist
-ity, -ty quality of veracity
-ment condition of arguement
-ness state of being heaviness
-ship position held fellowship
-tion state of being transition
-ate become eradicate
-en become enlighten
-ify, -fy make or become terrify
-ize, -ise become civilize
-able, -ible capable of being edible
-al pertaining to regional
-esque reminiscent of picturesque
-ful notable for fanciful
-ious, -ous characterized by nutritious
-ish having the quality of fiendish
-ive having the nature of creative
-less without endless
--zy characterized by sleazy

 

Tuesday: AR Reading/Testing

Interjections PPT

 

Wednesday: AR Reading/Testing

Facts & Opinions

 

Thursday:  AR Reading/Testing

Review for Unit Test

 

Friday:  Unit 4 Test



Week of Oct. 23- Nov 3
Due Date: 10/29/2017
Subject: Social Studies

This week we will be covering Chapter 6:  "From Farm to Factory"

Questions to Answer:  *  What created the rise in big business?  * What factors caused the growth of industry?  * How did industrialization and the rise of bug business influence life on American farms?  *  How did the reforms of the Progressive Movement change the US?  * How did workers respond to the negative effects of industralization?

 

SOLs:  USII4d

Reasons for the rise and prosperity of big business

* National markets created by transportation advances  *Captains of industry (John D. Rockefeller, Oil; Andrew Carnegie, steel; Cornelius Vanderbilt, shipping and railroads)  *Advertising *Lower cost production

Factors that resulted in growth of industry

*Access to raw materials and energy  *Availability of work force due to immigration  *Inventions  *Financial Resources

Examples of big business

*Railroads  * Oil  *Steel

Postwar changes in farm and city life

*Mechanization (ex: the reaper) reduced farm labor needs and increased production  *Industrial development in cities created increased labor needs  *Industrialization provided new access to consumer goods (ex. Mail order)

USII 4e

Negative effects of industrialization

*child labor  *low wages, long hours  *unsafe working conditions

Rise of organized labor

*Formation of unions: growth of American Federation of Labor  *Strikes: Aftermath of Homestead Strike

Progressive Movement workplace reforms

*Improve safety conditions  *Reduced work hours  *  Placed restrictions on child labor

Women's suffrage

*Increased educational opportunities  *Attained Voting Rights - Women gained the right to vote with the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America  -Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton worked for women's suffrage.

Temperance Movement

*Composed of groups opposed to the making and consuming of alcohol  *  Supported the 18th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, prohibiting the manufacture, sale, and transport of alcoholic beverages.

 

This is a long chapter!  Be prepared for test by Nov. 3!

 



Week of Oct. 16
Due Date: 10/22/2017
Subject: Social Studies

This week we will be covering Chapter 5:  Meet Jim Crow

Questions to Answer: 

*What is racial segregation?

*How were African Americans discriminated against?

* How did African Americans respond to discrimination and "Jim Crow"?

SOLs:  USII 4c

Racial Segregation

*Based on race

*Directed primarily against African Americans, but other groups were also kept segregated

*American Indians were not considered citizens until 1924.

Jim Crow Laws

*Passed to discriminate against African Americans

*Made discrimination practices legal in many communities and states

*Were characterized by unequal opportunities in housing, work, education and government

African American Responses

*Booker T. Washington: Believed that equality could be achieved through vocational education; accepted social segregation

*W.E.B. Du Bois:  Believed in full political, civil, and social rights for African Americans

***Expect test on Chapter by Friday!



Week of 10/16
Due Date: 10/22/2017
Subject: Language Arts

Monday:  AR Reading/Testing

Take Unit 3 Test

Read Chs. 4-5 of "The Giver" Independently

 

Tuesday: AR Reading/Testing

 Review Drawing Conclusions 7.6d

Read "Homesick"/Answer Questions

 

 Wednesday:  AR Reading /Testing

Pronoun/Antecedents

Review Inferences

Peer Edit Essays -  Rough Drafts MUST be finished!!!!

 

Thursday:  PPT Prefixes (Pre, dis, re, trans, im, non, over, post, un, in, sub, anti, bu, extra, fore, il, mis, post)

Read Ch. 6 of "The Giver"  Take quiz on chs. 4-6

 

Friday:  Essay Due.  Turn in outline, rough draft, and corrected final draft

Conjunctions and combining sentences



Week of Oct 2
Due Date: 10/9/2017
Subject: Social Studies

This week we are working on Chapter 4:  The Newcomers.  We will test on the chapter by Friday!  The book can be found at  www.fivepondspress.com   User name:  buchanan   password:  24614



Week of Oct 2
Due Date: 10/9/2017
Subject: Language Arts

This week we will cover Context Clues and Theme.  We will also review Plot diagram and Conflict.  

Monday:  Read "Amigo Brothers" p.322 and take quiz 

Work on make-up work

Tuesday:  Discuss context clues.  Complete assignment on pg. 401 Vocabulary

Work on make-up work

Wednesday:  More context clues.  

Work on make-up work

Thursday:  Begin lesson on Theme

Read "Charles" and take quiz

Friday:  Half Day!!!  Homecoming!!!

 



Week of Oct 2
Due Date: 10/9/2017
Subject: Science

This week we will continue our discussion of cells.  We will be learning about chemicals, elements, and compounds inside cells.   We will have a quiz on this information on Thursday!



Week of Sept 18
Due Date: 9/24/2017
Subject: Language Arts

This week we will continue and complete reading the play "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street."  We will watch a couple of video versions of the play and compare the videos to each other as well as to the written play.  Students will test on this story on Tuesday.  We will continue our work on parts of speech.  Students should be able to name with confidence any nouns, verbs, or adjectives in any sentence, as well as pick out the subject.  We will also continue working on essay writing.



Week of 9/11
Due Date: 9/17/2017
Subject: Language Arts

This week we are covering the following skills:

*Short Story Elements (Study notes)

*Inferences & Predictions

* Parts of Speech (esp. Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs)

* Subject/Verb Agreement

 

We are also practicing our writing skills by reviewing the Writing Process and working on creating outlines.



Week of 9/11
Due Date: 9/17/2017
Subject: Social Studies

This week we will complete our initial map study of the United States and its regions.  We will begin Chapter 2 "Reconstruction."

Study notes can be found under File Manager.



LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Due Date: 9/5/2017
Subject: Social Studies

While you are enjoying your wonderful three day weekend, take a moment to check your grades online!  Midterms will be coming out soon and you need to make sure you are not missing any assignments.  I will have all grades updated by tomorrow morning!  Sept. 2.  Have a wonderful weekend!!  READ SOMETHING GOOD!



Labor Day Weekend
Due Date: 9/5/2017
Subject: Language Arts

While you are enjoying your wonderful three day weekend, take a moment to check your grades online!  Midterms will be coming out soon and you need to make sure you are not missing any assignments.  I will have all grades updated by tomorrow morning!  Sept. 2.  Have a wonderful weekend!!  READ SOMETHING GOOD!



LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Due Date: 9/5/2017
Subject: Science

While you are enjoying your wonderful three day weekend, take a moment to check your grades online!  Midterms will be coming out soon and you need to make sure you are not missing any assignments.  I will have all grades updated by tomorrow morning!  Sept. 2.  Have a wonderful weekend!!  READ SOMETHING GOOD!



LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Due Date: 9/5/2017
Subject: Reading

While you are enjoying your wonderful three day weekend, take a moment to check your grades online!  Midterms will be coming out soon and you need to make sure you are not missing any assignments.  I will have all grades updated by tomorrow morning!  Sept. 2.  Have a wonderful weekend!!  READ SOMETHING GOOD!



Week of Aug 21-25
Due Date: 8/27/2017
Subject: Science

Parents and Students:

First of all this is a BIG week for science!!!  Monday is the Solar Eclipse!  We hope to spend a good amount of our science class outside observing this rare occurence.  

As for the rest of the week we will be working on chapter 1 in our books.  We will be learning about observations, qualatative and quantative, as well as how we use our senses to make observations.



Week of Aug 21-25
Due Date: 8/27/2017
Subject: Social Studies

 

Monday:   Finish Pretest.  Label blank US Map with states and color to differentiate between 7 Regions of US

Tuesday:  Discuss grouping of regions and differences. Discuss Northeast Region

label blank map of this region..   List states and major cities.  Quiz Thursday

 Wednesday:  Continue any work not finished from Monday and Tuesday

Thursday:  Quiz on NE Region

Discuss Southeast Regions. 

label blank map of this region..   List states and major cities.  Quiz Tuesday

Friday  Discuss Midwest Region

Label blank  map of this region..   List states and major cities.  Quiz Monday

 

 



Language Arts Lesson 1
Due Date: 8/21/2017
Subject: Reading

Parents and Students,

 We will be working on Language Arts Lesson 1.  This lesson will discuss the parts of a short story.  Students should be able to recognize the elements of narrative structure, identify correct placement of Plot Structure Elements on a graphic organizer and correctly identify internal/external conflict using their own life experiences.    SOL:  7.5a, and 7.1e. 

Students will complete a Quick Write about the biggest complication or conflict of their life.

Students will watch a powerpoint presentation on Plot Structure elements and complete a fill in the blank worksheet for notes.

Students will complete a graphic organizer for Plot Structure Elements.

Clicking the following link will take you to a site that will help students study Plot Structure: 

https://wikis.engrade.com/plottingashortstory

Lesson 2 will cover Summarization, and Character Traits

Lesson 3 will cover Nouns

Lesson 4 will cover characterization

Lesson 5 will cover Setting



Language Arts Week of Aug 21-25
Due Date: 8/21/2017
Subject: Language Arts

Parents and Students,

 We will be working on Language Arts Lesson 1.  This lesson will discuss the parts of a short story.  Students should be able to recognize the elements of narrative structure, identify correct placement of Plot Structure Elements on a graphic organizer and correctly identify internal/external conflict using their own life experiences.    SOL:  7.5a, and 7.1e. 

Students will complete a Quick Write about the biggest complication or conflict of their life.

Students will watch a powerpoint presentation on Plot Structure elements and complete a fill in the blank worksheet for notes.

Students will complete a graphic organizer for Plot Structure Elements.

Clicking the following link will take you to a site that will help students study Plot Structure: 

https://wikis.engrade.com/plottingashortstory

Lesson 2 will cover Summarization, and Character Traits

Lesson 3 will cover Nouns

Lesson 4 will cover characterization

Lesson 5 will cover Setting



SOL REVIEW
Due Date: 4/10/2017
Subject: Language Arts

Parents and Students,

We are gearing up for SOL Testing.  Most of our class time from here on out will be dedicated to SOL Review.  I will be sending home study guide packets soon for you to study!  Please use these packets as intended and study a little each night!  We will also be taking Released SOL tests in the classroom for grades and for practice.  Please be sure to take your time and try your best!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break and comes back ready to "DO YOUR BEST"



SOL REVIEW
Due Date: 4/10/2017
Subject: Social Studies

Parents and Students,

We are gearing up for SOL Testing.  Most of our class time from here on out will be dedicated to SOL Review.  We will also be spending some time finishing our Interactive Notebooks.    We will also be taking Released SOL tests in the classroom for grades and for practice.  Please be sure to take your time and try your best!  I hope everyone has a wonderful Spring Break and comes back ready to "DO YOUR BEST"



Week of March 6
Due Date: 3/13/2017
Subject: Social Studies

Monday:  Ch. 5 Quiz IN p. 30,  Ch. 5 Test A

Tuesday:  Ch. 6 Notes IN p. 30, Big Business, Captains of Industry  IN p. 31

Wednesday:  Organized Labor, Workplace Reforms:  IN p. 32

Thursday: Progressive Movement, Prohibition:  IN p. 33

Friday:  Quiz Ch. 6 IN p. 34  Ch. 6 Test A 



Week of Feb. 27
Due Date: 3/6/2017
Subject: Social Studies

Monday:  Review/ Catch up on INs

Tuesday:  Review/  Ch. 4 Test A

Wednesday:  Jane Addams, Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison  IN p. 24

Thursday:  Four Big Industries  IN p. 25,  Ch. 4 Quiz  IN p. 26,  Ch. 5 Notes  IN p. 27

Friday:  Booker T. Washington & WEB DuBois Venn Diagram  IN p. 28,  Jim Crow IN p. 29

Monday:  Ch. 5 Quiz  IN p. 30



Week of Feb. 27
Due Date: 3/6/2017
Subject: Language Arts

Monday:  2/27/2017

COGAT test

 

Tuesday - Wednesday: 

Check Outlines - Rough Draft Due Friday

SOL Review

Review 5/6 Humbug 

Review 5/8 Racing

Students will spend two days taking these two review tests.  

 

Thursday:

SOL Review

Allow 10 mins to finish either test from previous two days.

Review answers to questions on both tests

 

Friday:

Allow 10 mins for Peer Edit of Rough Drafts

Final Drafts Due Tuesday 3/7

Read Chs. 6-7 from "The Giver"

 

 

 

 



Week of Jan 30
Due Date: 2/3/2017
Subject: Social Studies

This week our history class will finish our Interactive Notebook Review of Chapter 1.  We will take a test on Chapter 1 and will begin Chapter 2 in our Interactive Notebooks. 



Week of Jan 30
Due Date: 2/1/2017
Subject: Language Arts

This week we are working on Poetry.  Students should be able to define and identify similes, metaphors, hyperboles, rhyme, haiku, cinquains, alliteration, consonance, assonance, limerick, ballad, and other terms related to poetry.  



Week of Jan 23
Due Date: 1/29/2017
Subject: Language Arts

This week we will be discussing word parts.  Greek and Latin word parts as well as suffixes and prefixes.  Students should be prepared for daily quizzes on these word parts.  We will also be working on Pronouns and Adverbs.  For reading, we will be reading and discussing the novel "The Giver."  Students should read and follow along in class and be prepared to discuss what is read.  Comprehension quizzes will be given.



Week of Jan 23
Due Date: 1/29/2017
Subject: Social Studies

This week we are going to begin our book review.  We will pull important information from each chapter of our textbook to create an Interactive Notebook.  Students will be expected to keep up with assignments in this book.  This notebook will be graded.  This will provide excellent review for the material we have covered this year.  This week we will cover Chapter 1.



Week of Jan. 16
Due Date: 1/20/2017
Subject: Social Studies

This week our class will be continuing our discussion and study of Chapter 10 in our textbook.  This chapter discusses WWII.  This is a very interesting but long chapter.  We will finish our discussion of the Chapter on Monday.  Students will then use notes to fill in study guide on Tuesday.  On Wednesday we will review answers on Study Guide and will have our test on Thursday.  On Friday we will have a Review Test on Chapters 1-10.  Students will be allowed to use notes on this test if they bring them to class.  



Week of Dec. 12
Due Date: 12/16/2016
Subject: Social Studies

Because we missed school on Friday, we will take our States and Capitals Quiz 3 and our chapter 9 test tomorrow, Tuesday, Dec. 13.

 

Monday:  Review chapter 9.  Begin Chapters 11 & 12

 

Tuesday:  Test on Chapter 9 and States and Capitals Quiz 3

Continue chapters 11 & 12

 

Wednesday:  Benchmark 2

Continue Chapters 11&12

 

Thursday:  Finish Chapters 11 & 12  complete study guide

 

Friday:  Test on Chapters 11&12

 

 



Week of Dec 12
Due Date: 12/16/2016
Subject: Language Arts

Monday:  Review Parts of Speech

Take Remediation Quiz Benchmark 1

Continue Anne Frank Play

 

Tuesday:  Benchmark 2 Testing

 

Wednesday:  Work on Genre and Subgenre WS

Continue Anne Frank Play

 

Thursday:  Begin Unit 5 Assessment

Continue Anne Frank

 

Friday:  finish Unit 5 Assessment

Continue Anne Frank



Week of Nov 28
Due Date: 12/2/2016
Subject: Language Arts

This week we will be covering a variety of topics. 

Monday:  We will test on Unit 4

Tuesday:  We will discuss Main Ideas.  Students will complete worksheets.

Wednesday:  We will discuss Main Ideas and Supporting Details.  Students will complete worksheets

Thursday:  We will discuss Genres:  Fiction and Nonfiction

Friday:  We will discuss Genres and Subgenres.  Students will complete worksheets.

We will continue our reading and discussion of The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Students should be prepared daily for a pop quiz on the material we have read in class.



Week of Nov 28
Due Date: 12/2/2016
Subject: Social Studies

This week we will begin Chapter 8. 

Monday:  We will cover "The Spanish-American War," and "Teddy Roosevelt"

Tuesday:  "Big Stick Diplomacy," "The Panama Canal," "The World Goes to War"

Wednesday:  "The World Goes to War," "America in WWI"

Thursday:  "The End of the War,"  Chapter 8 Study Guide

Friday:  Test on Chapter 8,  Cumulative Review Ch 1-8



11/14-11/18
Due Date: 11/20/2016
Subject: Social Studies

www.fivepondspressbooks.com Social Studies  Student books  USII  User Name:  Buchanan  Password:  24614

Monday:  11/14:  Begin Chapter 7:  America on The Move - - - Henry Ford & The Wright Brothers

Tuesday:  11/15:  Flick of a Switch & Home Sweet 1914 Home

Wednesday:  11/16:  Review and Study Guide Chapter 7

Thursday:  11/17:  US Map Review and Quiz

Friday:  11/18:  TEST CHAPTER 7 &  CHAPTER 1-7 REVIEW



11/7 - 11/11
Due Date: 11/13/2016
Subject: Social Studies

www.fivepondspressbooks.com Social Studies  Student books  USII  User Name:  Buchanan  Password:  24614

Monday:  11/7:  Review Ch. 6 & Complete Study Guide

Tuesday:  11/8:  NO SCHOOL ELECTION DAY

Wednesday:  11/9:  TEST CHAPTER 6

Thursday:  11/10:  Chapter 1-6 Review

Friday:  11/11:  US Map Review and Quiz



11/2-11/4
Due Date: 11/6/2016
Subject: Social Studies

www.fivepondspressbooks.com  Social Studies  Student Books  USII  User Name:  Buchanan    Password:  24614                                                                                                                                                                                                               Tues: 11/1:  Students will participate in Kids Vote.  Discuss voting and elections

Wed:  11/2:  Intro Ch. 6  Discuss Big Business & Captains of Industry from book

Thurs:  11/3:  Child Labor & We Will Not Work from book

Friday:  11/4:  Change & Whiskey, Women and the Vote

 

 



Week of 10/24
Due Date: 10/30/2016
Subject: Social Studies

Monday:  continue chapter 5

Tuesday:  complete reading and discussion of chapter 5

Wednesday:  Study Guide for Chapter 5

Thursday:  Benchmark Testing

Friday:  Test on Chapter 5 and 1-5 Review



Week of 10/24
Due Date: 10/30/2016
Subject: Language Arts

Monday:  Review Verbs, verb phrases and gerunds.  Begin reading "The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank."

Tuesday:  Review Context Clues, Verbs.  Continue reading "Anne Frank"

Wednesday:  Review Context Clues, Parts of Speech.  Continue reading "Anne Frank"

Thursday:  Context Clues, Parts of Speech.  Continue reading "Anne Frank"

Friday:  Context Clues, Parts of Speech.  Quiz on "Anne Frank" to point that we have finished reading.  Continue reading "Anne Frank"



Week of 10 17
Due Date: 10/23/2016
Subject: Social Studies

This week we will finish Chapter 4.  Test on Chapter 4 on Tuesday.   Review Chapters 1-4 on Wednesday.  Begin Chapter 5 on Thursday.  Continue Chapter 5 on Friday.  Remember you can find an electronic version of your book at http://fivepondspressbooks.com  you will choose student social studies books, USII and the user name is Buchanan, the password is 24614.



Week of 10-17
Due Date: 10/23/2016
Subject: English

Monday & Tuesday:  Work on Context Clues

Wednesday:  Adjectives or Adverbs ws, Read "Mother and Daughter" by Gary Soto and answer questions

Thursday:  Review Parts of Speech

Friday:  Parts of Speech



Week of 10 10
Due Date: 10/16/2016
Subject: English

This week in Reading we will be reading "Charles"  by Shirley Jackson and Mrs. Awful by Arthur Cavanaugh and  answering questions.  We will be talking about context clues, plot, characters, and verbs.  Students should check make-up notebook anytime they are absent. 



Week of 10 10
Due Date: 10/16/2016
Subject: Social Studies

This week we will be discussing Chapter 4 in our history book.  We will test on Chapter 4 and on the entire US Map on Friday.

Link to History book:   http://fivepondspressbooks.com        Select Student books for USII    User Name is Buchanan  PW is 24614



Week of 9 26
Due Date: 10/10/2016
Subject: Social Studies

Monday:  Begin discussion of Chapter 2, "The Push West"  We will discuss the reasons people began to move westward and the advancements that allowed them to live in the West.  Discuss 3 Pacific States.

Tuesday:  Quiz on 3 Pacific States.  Continue discussion of Chapter 2.  Discuss 2 Noncontiguous States.

Wednesday:  Quiz on Noncontiguous States.  Continue discussion of Chapter 2

Thursday:  Study guide for Chapter 2.  Review Western States

Friday:  Test on Western States - Southwest, Midwest, Rocky Mountain, Pacific, and Noncontiguous.

Monday, Oct 3:  Review Study Guide on Chapter 2  Test Tuesday October 4.



Week of Oct 3
Due Date: 10/10/2016
Subject: Social Studies

Monday:  Finish Reading Chapter 3

Tuesday:  Study Guide for Chapter 3

Wednesday:  Test on Chapter 3

Thursday:  Study Guide for Chs. 1-3

Friday:  Test on Chs. 1-3



Week of 10 3
Due Date: 10/9/2016
Subject: English

Monday:  Make study guide for Unit 2 Test

              Begin Essay Outline

Tuesday:  Review study guide

               Work on Essay Outline

Wednesday:  Book Fair

                   Test on Unit 2

Thursday: Finish Test on Unit 2

                Begin Unit 3

Friday:   



Week of Sept 19
Due Date: 9/24/2016
Subject: Social Studies

This week we will be studying the Southwest Region.  Students should be able to find the 4 states of this region on a map and label them.  They should also be able to answer other questions about these states such as capitals, major cities, products, etc.  Students should also be able to define Plateau, mesa, butte, canyon, and desert.  Students will quiz on the Southwest Region on Tuesday.

We will also complete our discussion of the Reconstruction Period this week and will test on Wednesday.  Students should bring a study guide home on Tuesday.

Students will have a quiz on Friday on the Pacific Region.



Week of Aug 22- 26
Due Date: 8/28/2016
Subject: English

Monday:  Unit 1 Lesson 3  *Quiz on Short Story Notes   *Nouns Power Point   *Nouns WS   *Begin Essay 1 -  Outline Due Tomorrow

Prompt for Essay 1-  "If you could visit any place in the world, where would you go?  Give reasons and details as to why you would choose this place."

 

Tuesday:    Unit 1 Lesson 4  *  Characterization Indirect & Direct    *Says, Thinks, Does, Character Traits Revealed WS - Use The Smallest Dragonboy story    *  Read and discuss story and how author gives characters personality using things they say, think, and do.

Begin Roughdrafts for Essay 1..... Model for students

 

Wednesday:     Pretest

 

Thursday:    Unit 1 Lesson 5   *  Setting Power Point     *  Read "Three Skeleton Key"    *   Complete Questions on Story and Fill in Story Map

 

Friday:    Unit 1 Lesson 6  *  Summarizing Power Point     *Discuss & Model summarizing allow students to practice with Nursery Rhymes  *   Read Rikki-Tikki_Tavi    *Complete plot chart   *  Complete Somebody Wanted, But, so chart to summarize story

 

        



Check Announcements for Welcome Letter
Due Date: 8/16/2016
Subject: English


Week of April 8 2016
Due Date: 4/11/2016
Subject: Reading

From now until the end of the year, we are in REVIEW MODE.  We will be going over all the skills we have learned this year in preparation of taking our Reading SOLs.  We will be taking Released tests, reviewing these tests, and discussing the different skills that will be covered on the test.  This week we are covering SOL 3.4  Roots, affixes, and context.



Week of 3/7/2016
Due Date: 3/13/2016
Subject: English

Parents and Students:

Monday:  We will finish reading Act 1 of "The Diary of Anne Frank."  After reading, we will take a short quiz on Scenes 4 and 5.  We will have a more detailed test on the entire chapter tomorrow. 

Tuesday:  Take iTest - Then take test on Act 1

Wednesday:  If possible we will be in the computer lab to work on Criterion.  All 5 assigned essays must be finished today for a grade.  (6th period is only expected to  have finished 4).  If computer lab is not available, we will dissect a student essay as a class.  We will discuss good essay vs bad essay.

Thursday:  Go over iTest from Tuesday.  Begin Act II of "The Diary of Anne Frank."  Complete discussion of Scene 1.   Discuss Compound, Complex, and Simple Sentences. 

Friday:  Paper and Pencil iTest for writing review.  Continue reading Act II.

 

Please remember that SOLs for Writing are just around the corner.  March 22 & 23!!!!  Please review and study at home as much as possible.



Week of 2/29
Due Date: 3/6/2016
Subject: English

This week we will continue our SOL Review.  We will be taking a released sol test on Wednesday.  We will also have a vocabulary test on Wednesday for "The Diary of Anne Frank."  All mini outlines for prompts 1-6 are due on Wednesday, as well as the outline for prompt #5.  The rough draft for prompt #5 will be due on Friday.  By this point, students should have at least 3 of the 5 assigned prompts entered into Criterion.  If  not, you are getting behind and should work at home to get caught up.   We will continue reading "The Diary of Anne Frank" as time permits.



Week of Feb. 22
Due Date: 2/23/2016
Subject: English

Parents and students, 

I first want to thank everyone for their kindness and understanding during my illness.  I hope that I am back to stay, and we can finish this year without further interruptions.  SOL testing is coming soon for my classes.  Students will be testing March 22 and 23.  This only gives us a month to review and get prepared for the test.  I suggest pulling old SOL tests from the internet to practice at home.  Until after the SOL tests, our class time will be devoted to review and writing practice. 

This week we are reading "The Diary of Anne Frank."  Students should study vocab.  for quiz on Friday.  We are also reviewing sources and research.  We will be testing on iTest on Tuesday for this skill.   



Week of 1/11
Due Date: 1/18/2016
Subject: English

Monday:  Vocab for "Broken Chain"

Begin Outline for new writing prompt:  "Where is one place that you would like to visit?  Explain why you would want to visit this place and what  you would want to do or see once you arrive.  Use specific details and examples."

New prompt due online on Criterion by 11:59pm on Sunday, January 17.

Tuesday:  Finish iTest on Figurative Language.

iTest

Read "Broken Chain" in class

Work on Rough Drafts

Wednesday:  Work on Rough Drafts

Finish Reading "Broken Chain"

Thursday: Work on Rough Drafts

Quiz on "Broken Chain"

Friday:  Finish Rough Drafts

 

Group Assignments Essays are due online on Criterion no later than 11:59 tonight, Jan. 11

Parts of Speech Packets and Pronoun worksheets should already be turned in for grades.

 



Week of 12 7
Due Date: 12/13/2015
Subject: English

Please look in file manager to find notes for Benchmark 2 test tomorrow!!!!!



Week of 11 30
Due Date: 12/6/2015
Subject: Reading

This week we will begin a novel study of "The Christmas Carol."  We will be studying characters, setting, plot and theme.  Students will be expected to complete a story map for each chapter of the story.  We will be working on two writing assignments, one for our writing journal, and one for an Essay Grade.  This essay will be due by next Friday 12/11/15, and will count as two grades.  Students will type final draft into the new writing program. 

Writing Prompt for Essay: A Christmas Carol is the story of a person who is challenged to examine his outlook on life.  Express your ideas about personal change.  Consider the kinds of changes people make, why they change, and how easily the changes come about.  You might include an event that has caused you to change an outlook or opinion about something.

We will also be practicing analogies this week. 



Week of 11 16
Due Date: 11/22/2015
Subject: English

This week we will be working on Main Idea, Theme, and Point of View.  We are also working on making comparisons using adjectives and adverbs.  Students should know the difference between Positive, Comparative and Superlative forms of these words.  Positive form is the base form:  tall, beautiful;  Comparative form compares two things or uses than:  taller, more beautiful; Superlative form compares more than 2 things: tallest, most beautiful.

Students should know that the Theme is the lesson the story is teaching you, and the Main Idea is what the story is mainly about. 

First Person - The narrator is the main character of the story.  Uses I, me, us, we, etc.

Second Person- Usually when giving directions.  Uses you.

Third Person Limited- The narrator is not in the story.  The story is told from the perspective of one character and the narrator only knows what that character is thinking or feeling.

Third Person Omnicient-  The narrator is not in the story, but knows what all the characters are thinking or feeling.

We are also working on another writing prompt: "The school board plans to add one and a half hours to school each day.  Do you agree or disagree with extending the school day?  Using specific details and examples convince the school board to accept your position on the issue.

Outlines due Wednesday 11/18

Rough Drafts due Friday 11/20

Many students are not turning in their essays.  These essays are almost always counted for at least 2 grades. 



Week of 11 9
Due Date: 11/15/2015
Subject: English

This week we are working on Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement.  We are reading "The Wise Old Woman."  Students are working on a new essay.  The prompt is: "Community parks, state parks, and national parks provide a wide variety of interesting activities.  Write about an enjoyable way to spend time outdoors.  Using specific details and examples, explain why someone might find that activity enjoyable."  Students should have the rough draft of this essay done by Friday, November 13th.  We will test on Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement on Thursday, and on the story on Friday.  Please Click on Links to find "The Wise Old Woman"  story.



Week of 10 19
Due Date: 10/25/2015
Subject: English

This week we will be working on Subject/Verb agreement.  We will also be working on a Compare/Contrast Essay for The Outsiders.



Week of 10 5
Due Date: 10/11/2015
Subject: English

This week we will be working on simple, compound, and complex sentences.  We will be writing an essay on the following prompt:  Identify a challenge facing students, and use specific details and examples to explain ways to overcome that challenge.

We are continuing our study of the book "The Outsiders."  We will test on chapters 6 & 7 on Tuesday, and will be reading chapters 8 & 9 and completing study guide for those chapters.  If finished in time, we will test on 8 & 9 on Friday. 

We will test on Misused words list 5 on Thursday.  Students should have their sentences ready to turn in before quiz on Thursday.



Week of 9 28
Due Date: 10/4/2015
Subject: English

We will continue our study of "The Outsiders"  this week.  We are testing on Chapters 3-5 on Wednesday.  Students will have a study guide to study on Tuesday.  We will have a quiz on Misused Words List 5 on Thursday.  Students should have sentences with all words before quiz.  The words being tested are:

Alter/Altar

Cloths/Clothes

Counsel/Consul/Council

Councilor/Counselor

Passed/Past

We will continue reading our books and will be ready for a quiz on the next 3 chapters by Monday.

 



Week of 9 21
Due Date: 9/27/2015
Subject: English

This week we will be starting our book study of "The Outsiders."  We will read the first two chapters and review.  We will have a quiz on the first two chapters on Thursday.  Students should have a study guide to go by to study.

For English, we are working on Simple and Compound Sentences, conjunctions, colons, semicolons, quotation marks, and capitalization.

These skills will be tested on Friday when we take Misused Words Quiz 4.



Week of 9 14 to 9 18
Due Date: 9/20/2015
Subject: English

This week we are reviewing the skills Inference and Sequencing (Chronological Order)

Students will study the vocabulary for the week:

Fugitive:  someone fleeing from danger

Incomprehensible:  impossible to understand

dispel:  scatter; drive away

Incentive:  motivation

Eloquent:  to speak or write in a graceful or convincing manner

Students will read Harriet Tubman; Conductor on the Underground Railroad  http://portals.wise.k12.va.us/Portals/5/English/English%208/English%208%20Unit%20%233/Activities/Lesson%2012%20Activity%202.pdf

Quiz on Story and Vocab on Wednesday

Students should study Misused Words #3 and write sentences with each word.  Quiz on Thursday

Advice / Advise -- Already / All ready -- Bare / Bear  --  Sail / Sale / Sell -- Weather / Whether

Students will read There Will Come Soft Rains and complete Study Guide as a Quiz.

https://2engom.wikispaces.com/file/view/'There+Will+Come+Soft+Rains'+story+and+poem+and+tasks+bklt.pdf

 



Week of 9 7 to 9 11
Due Date: 9/13/2015
Subject: English

Monday, September 7

 

No School -- Labor Day

 

Tuesday, September 8

 Students will complete Interactive Achievement Quiz "The One That Got Away"

 

 

Wednesday, September 9

 

Students will complete Reading 8 Student Growth Assessment #1

 

Homework: Review -- commas, quotation marks, and misused words

 

 

Review figurative language. Students will complete related assignment in class.

 

 

Thursday, September 10

 Students will complete Writing 8 Student Growth Assessment #1.

 

We will review expository essay writing. Students will begin constructing a response to the assigned essay prompt.

 

Friday, September 11

 

Students will complete reading review on plot, character, foreshadowing, and figurative language.

 

Students will work on expository essays.

 



Week of 8 31 to 9 4
Due Date: 9/6/2015
Subject: Reading

This week we are working on Unit 2.  Our skills for the week are:  analyze an author's use of literary devices including foreshadowing, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification and dialogue. 

Students will read the story "The Landlady" by Ronald Dahl.  http://portals.wise.k12.va.us/Portals/5/English/English%208/English%208%20Unit%20%232/Instructional%20Materials/The%20Landlady%20Short%20Story.docx

In English, we will be working on Quotation Marks.

See File Manager for Notes



Week of 8 31 to 9 4
Due Date: 9/6/2015
Subject: English

This week we are working on Unit 2.  Our skills for the week are:  analyze an author's use of literary devices including foreshadowing, simile, metaphor, hyperbole, personification and dialogue. 

Students will read the story "The Landlady" by Ronald Dahl.  http://portals.wise.k12.va.us/Portals/5/English/English%208/English%208%20Unit%20%232/Instructional%20Materials/The%20Landlady%20Short%20Story.docx

In English, we will be working on Quotation Marks.

See File Manager for Notes



Week of 8 24 to 8 28
Due Date: 8/28/2015
Subject: English

This week we will be working on Unit 1 Lessons 1-5.

We will be discussing comma placement and rules. 

We will be discussing Plot Structure.  Students will take notes.

We will read "The Treasure of Lemon Brown," and review vocabulary for this story.   We will have a quiz on the story on Friday, and a quiz on the vocabulary on Thursday.

We will discuss Misused Words #2 and students will be quizzed on Friday.  Students should have sentences written for each word before quiz.

 



Week of 8 24 to 8 28
Due Date: 8/28/2015
Subject: Reading

This week we will be working on Unit 1 Lessons 1-5.

We will be discussing comma placement and rules. 

We will be discussing Plot Structure.  Students will take notes.

We will read "The Treasure of Lemon Brown," and review vocabulary for this story.   We will have a quiz on the story on Friday, and a quiz on the vocabulary on Thursday.

We will discuss Misused Words #2 and students will be quizzed on Friday.  Students should have sentences written for each word before quiz.



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