We begin a novel studies this week, with ELAR students reading the classic novel by Jack London, The Call of the Wild. Pre-AP ELAR will read the novel The Pigman. Links to assignments and resources for each of the novels are below. End of the grading period is Friday, with report cards to follow next week.
We continue arguments and persuasion this week, with pre-AP classes making an original advertisement and ELAR classes comparing selections from the textbook. Also going on: a track meet on Monday; senate and house pages to the Texas Capitol Building; a mandatory high school meeting for 8th graders; 8th grade high school tour; and 5th graders touring JMS.
This week after Benchmark testing, we continue our study of arguments and persuasion. We'll compare two arguments from the textbook related to whether zoos are a good thing or a bad thing. Quiz late in the week.
After MLK Day on Monday, we'll finish up this round of grammar. Then, we transition to arguments and persuasion. Our JMS UIL Academic competition is Friday (an early release day), and many students will be completing events during the week. Here's how it looks in calendar format:
Take the Grammar Quiz from the link above. At the end of class Wednesday, I'll record the highest grade you have achieved. The test will send you feedback each time you take it.
Welcome to ELAR in 2019. In this short week back, we'll examine a short work of fiction titled "The Great Rat Hunt" from the textbook. Open Book Quiz on Friday. Below is how it looks in calendar format; resources are below the calendar.
This week revolves around mid-term exams, with exam days on Tuesday and Wednesday. Exam classes last for an hour and 40 minutes, each. Monday we'll continue our review. Link to the review has been posted since last week; students can complete the review as many times as they like. Thursday of this week is a whole day of fun crammed into half a day, with early release at 1:05 p.m. Friday begins the Christmas Break. Here's how it looks in calendar format: