Reading Classes--With the alternate test scheduling during from 4/15 to 4/22, I am not meeting 4th period everyday. We will be viewing Part 3 of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies during 3 class periods in 3rd and two class periods in 4th.


In conjunction with our myth, legends, and folk tales unit, which we began right before Spring Break, we will read a North Sudanese folk tale and then begin our "Lost Boys of Sudan" unit.

Read "Brothers in Hope" and watch the Sixty Minutes segments on "The Lost Boys of Sudan."


I will read aloud the book Running for My Life as well. 

Language Arts-5th Period

Your rough draft for you name paper was to have been finished on Friday, April 17. Some of you did not finish. We will type these essays in the computer lab on Thursday, April 23.

In the meanwhile, we will be working on poetry for our poetry and other personal writing booklets.

Booklets must be ready for binding by May 15.


AC Language Arts Classes: You will have Tuesday through Wednesday of next week, April 21 through April 29 for the trial. Please dress appropriately for your part.We will begin the movie after Olympics.


Reading Classes--March 30-31, we will finish comparing the video text of Roll of Thunder to the novel. Benchmark expectations and practice this week.

Language Arts Class-We will work on the rough draft of our name essay in class and for homework. Make sure that your rough draft is FINISHED BY THURSDAY. We will also discuss Benchmark expectations and practice this week.

AC Language Arts--We will finish trial prep on March 30 and spend rest of week on Benchmark expectations for the writing portion of the test and grammar reviews.



AC Language Arts-March 16-30 Trial Preparation.

Reading-We are almost finished with Roll of Thunder-Finish Chapter 12 this week.

Writing assignment on theme.

Language Arts-Finish web on "My Name." This week, we will read 4 literary pieces on the topic of names in preparation for our writing assignment on "My Name."


March 6-13


We will meet in the Media Center Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to complete our Skills Tutor review/practice. All assignments, quizzes, and post tests will count as grades. 


Language Arts

We will be review usage, mechanice, and writing skills this week in Skills Tutor. All assignments, quizzes, and post tests will count as grades.



AC Language Arts

We will be continuing our research (investigation and inquiry) and creating a power point about our island this week. We will write the survivor/society story. 




I hope everyone enjoyed the snow days!

March 2-6, 2015

Reading Classes-We are on Chapters 5 and 6 in Roll of Thunder. Vocabulary and point of view study this week.

Language Arts-Tuesday will be the last day to work on the rough draft for your "Chocolate" paper. WE will type our papers on  Thursday in the Computer Lab. Troublesome verbs this week.


AC Language Arts-We are finished reading LOTF. You should be able to identify a possible theme in the novel. We will begin our research on Wednesday in the Media Center.



February 23-27, 2015

Reading Students,

We are continuing with our reading of  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and connecting setting, character, and theme. We will also do vocabulary in context.


Language Arts Students,

Taste Test/Pre-Writing Strategy on Monday

Rough Draft of persuasive paper on Tues/Wed

Share/finish Boy on Friday


AC Language Arts

We will finish LOTF (Chapters 11-12) this week.

Research next week




February 18-20, 2015    

Dress warmly, students.

Reading Classes:

We have started Chapter 2 in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.The study questions on Chapters 1-3 are due at end of period on Thursday.

Friday is Reading Day. Bring a book to class.


Language Arts:

Verbs and Verbals study due in basket. We will work with tenses this week. 


AC Language Arts:

I am missing some Extended Definition of Fear assignments.

Chapter 7 & 8 Who Says It? are due.

Discussion questions on theme and symbol are due.

Continue with Chapters 9 & 10.

Verbs and Verbals.