Friday, September 21, 2012

September 25/26, 2012 Tuesday/Wednesday

iRead:  Get out your composition book and novel, read for 15 minutes (or more),  and fill out your reading log. 

iWrite: Once Upon a Time  September 25   / 26

   Write out one of your favorite fairy tales -- as you would tell it to your children. 
There are fairy tales about . . .
mermaids,  giants, beanstalks, castles, princes, princesses, talking animals, beasts, elves, fairies (of course),  magic ______,  witches, towers, dwarves, genies, talking trees (Thank you, Hannah!), flying ponies and flying squirrels (Thanks to A4.), several fairy tales mixed together, sprites, a dragon named Blaze (Thanks to B7.), pudgy people, Shrek!? (Thanks to B8.)


If you were absent, pick up the half-page handout, add the capitalization and punctuation, and tape it into your composition book. 

Outsiders Quote for Conventions

iLearn:  The Outsiders and Plot   

   (Keep adding to your character and setting charts in your composition book.) 

Narrative Plot Structure:   Plot Map Diagrams
If you were absent, ask a classmate or Ms. Bills for the narrative plot structure to draw in your composition book.

Listen to/Follow along with The Outsiders
A1 --    page 46 , paragraph 6 (Outsiders p 45 Track 1 -- 2:10)  to page 51"Johnny, I'm scared."  (Outsiders p 45 Track 1 -- 10:49)
A3 --    page 36 (to chapter 3) to page 43 (paragraph 5 -- Chapter 3, 10:47)
A4 --    chapter 3 page 40 at top, (4:49) to top of page 47 "See y'all tomorrow." (p 45 Track 1 -- 3:30)
B7 --    beginning of chapter 3 to page 41 after "What are we going to do?" (Chapter 3, 7:03)
B8  --   page 46, paragraph 6 (Outsiders p 45 Track 1 -- 2:10) to to page 51 (I'm scared.") (10:56)   -- (p 45 Track 1)

Two-Bit might "play a little snooker." page 47

Recommended Realistic Fiction (from Ms. Dorsey) :
Topic:  bullies,  growing up, what is a "hero'? 
Wood, Ron, The Hero

Topic: Autism, Aspergers
Lord, Cynthia. (2006). Rules.
Erskine, Kathryn, Mockingbird
Baskin, Nora Raleigh. (2009). Anything But Typical 
Heiman, Herb. (2007)Running On Dreams (I haven't yet read this one.)

The Mary Kawakami scholarship speech contest for junior and high school students is accepting applications until October 13th.  Please see the attached flyer with the application form.
America Our Country Speech Contest 9-23-12.pdf

America Our Country Speech Contest 9-23-12.pdf
Click on the link, then on the Download tab.

  • Don't forget to take your online tests by Friday.  If you were absent when we gave instructions, here is what you do:
  1. Log into Skyward.
  2. Look for "Current Assignments" at the left side of the page and click it.
  3.  Your tests should show up -- four of them. 
  4. Click on"Answer Questions."
  5. Make sure you have done all pages of a test before you hit "Complete and . . . " (the bottom button)  to hand it in.  There is also a button to save it to finish it later.
  • If you haven't handed in your Basic 8, Book 1 assignment yet, there is an optional format to use.  Ask your teachers or look for it on Edmodo.  You could do this during cavetime or onyour own time. 
  • Have you selected your Contemporary Realistic Fiction book?  Realistic Fiction -- Contemporary   Sign up to have your book approved.  
  • What is Contemporary?  It could be happening now. We'll include any books set in the 1950's or later. Those are contemporary with Ms. Dorsey! 
  • Reminder of term expectations:  Expectations for Term 1
  • Don't forget to be studying your Commonly Confused words!  The test is coming closer!
  • Today our focus is on the words desert, dessert, and desert.  
Did you know?

Commonly Confused Words

In the past, this set has been most frequently missed: desert/desert/dessert
I got lost in the desert.
Never desert your post if you are a soldier.
Let's have chocolate pudding for dessert.