Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wednesday/Thursday, October 12/13, 2016

Announcements and Reminders:
Keep studying your spelling words (barely/barley and hear/here). We'll have the test next time!! 

Also get ready for an Overall Spelling test on October 25/26.                  

VERY IMPORTANT: You only have one more week to turn in late work!! We do NOT accept late work during the last week of the term, so get it in before October 19!! The term ends on October 26.

Extra credit for this term will also NOT be accepted after October 19.  See the tab above for Extra Credit if you would like to earn some before then. 

Zombie Haiku Contest:
Contest! Extravagant (small, inexpensive) Prizes and Extra Credit

As you're brainstorming about Halloween, keep in mind that we will give extra credit to any student who shows us/sends us a picture of their book character costume!

Book Orders are due by October 26.Class Code:  GKLJW   scholastic.com/readingclub
Here are some of the Fantasy and Science Fiction books in the October TAB Catalogue.  You can order from other catalogues, too, online.
The Land of Stories
Magnus Chase
Wings of Fire
Maze Runner books
We will allow horror and paranormal along with science fiction and fantasy for this month.
Ruby Red
Matched books
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Click on this link for your  November Book of the Month .

Targets for Today:

I can write my Book of the Month essay about character change.

Today’s  Agenda:

Check out the Book of the Month rubric. Don't fill in the boxes, but read and fill out everything else!

After you finish your Book of the Month essay, open the email from Ms. Dorsey and fill out the survey inside. Let us know if you have any questions.

Now let's head out to the lab!

When we get back, we'll keep reading The Outsiders. Our note taking will be a little different today... You get to draw a picture instead!

As we listen, draw one of these two things: 
  • What is happening right before the rumble.
  • What you think the "rumble" will look like.
There is one other thing you're required to include! Ponyboy is asking his buddies why they fight. On your drawing, add a caption or a line that tells why each character fights. That includes Soda, Darry, Steve, Two-Bit, and Ponyboy. 

If You Were Absent:

Keep studying for your next spelling test. Come in as soon as possible to write your Book of the Month essay!! Download the rubric from Skyward or pick one up in class or download it from here: BookOMonthRubric2.docx.

Rumble:  a street fight between gangs or large groups.