Monday, October 26, 2015

Friday/Monday, October 30/November 2, 2015

You may wear costumes on Friday, but the dress code still applies.
Costumes CANNOT include full-face paint, masks, or weapons.

Announcements and Reminders:

Study for the Argument Vocabulary Post Test.
Quizlet for argument vocabulary:
(Notice that Quizlet provides you with several different ways to study for the test.)
Important Note: When we take the argument vocabulary post test (in Term 2), you will be expected to know ALL of the terms and their definitions. 

Winners for the Zombie Haiku Contest

Would the anonymous poet who handed in a couple of haiku please come see me!

There will be a dance this Friday, November 6th.  
7th and 8th Grade Dance 2:45 - 4pm.

Ms. Dorsey will no longer be doing intervention for Cavetime on Thursdays.  She will instead host the Mock Trial enrichment. 

Tuesdays are request days.   This week anyone may come on Tuesday.

 For the new term you may begin earning extra credit.  I especially encourage you to memorize the poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost. 

Extra Credit Poem Memorization

Sign up by November 11.  Discussions will be held on November 19/20.
Don't forget to bring your book to class each day.
November -- Your choice of genre of novel
Element or Aspect of Literature:  Point of View

Next month: December -- Fantasy or Science Fiction novel
Element or Aspect of Literature: Setting

Spelling practice:

Novel:   a long printed story about imaginary characters and events. 
 A fictional prose narrative of considerable length, typically having a plot that is unfolded by the actions, speech, and thoughts of the characters.

Targets for Today:
   I can spell words appropriate to my grade level.
   I can read a variety of texts and comprehend and enjoy them.

Today’s  Agenda:

 Professor Sprout and her favorite Mandrake

Etymology for Professor Sprout's Name

In Roman mythology, Pomona was the goddess of fruit trees, gardens and orchards.[65] Sprout is a verb meaning "to begin to grow, shoot forth, as a plant from a seed".[66]

Winners for the Zombie Haiku Contest

   Pick up your composition book.
Be ready to read your novel for the month.

  1. Quiet Individual reading time. 

    [Friday Drawings! for A-Day]
    A tiny bit of trick or treat on Friday! 

No, not that kind of spelling!  Well, maybe a little.
2. Spelling
Set 1 for Term 2 -- 
Test Today 
accept/except and break/brake

Next Spelling Test: Copy these words and sentences into your composition book.
November 9/10
I definitely want the money.
She defiantly stomped out of the room.

I was lost in the desert.
Yes, I want more dessert.
Never desert your post if you are a soldier.

A good friend will not desert you when you are having problems.

4.  Read from The Outsiders
     Discuss the Point of View.  

Start collecting evidence for whether or not Ponyboy, Soda, and Darrell should be allowed to keep living together, or if the younger boys should be placed in another home with more adult supervision.

A1 read from  page 19, chapter 2 to  page 31 (top)   minute 21:29 in Chapter 2
They worked on their charts.

B5  read from beginning of Chapter 2 to page 33 (last paragraph) minute 26:34 in Chapter 2.

They worked on their charts.

B6 read from page 23 (Chapter 2, 6:22), top to top of page 42, minute  (page 41, Chapter 3 minute 8:04

They worked on their charts.

B7 read from top of page 24 to  Chapter 3 page 39,    minute 3:01

They worked on their charts.

Work on your chart of information about the main characters under  "Reader Response" in your composition book.

  • Narrator: Ponyboy Curtis
  • Darrell/Darry Curtis
  • Sodapop Curtis
  • Steve Randall
  • Two-Bit Mathews
  • Dallas Winston
  • Johnny Cade
  • Cherry Valance

Here is some helpful information I've prepared -- especially for parents -- about  Our First Class Novel: The Outsiders.

If You Were Absent:
See the above.