Language Arts
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Let your imagination grow.... read!
Let your imagination grow.... read!

Materials to help with current class activities:
Analogy Games:Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Analogy 1:Analogy challenge

subject verb agreement 3rd block:compound subject
packet of examples/practice:6
Quia compound subject practice: interactive
overall help subject verb agreement- helpful info

Connotation review exercise: Review

author's purpose
main idea
Stalin- Was it genocide?

Article: Behind Barbed Wire
Review Word study practice: Review:

Ad prfeix
ab prefix
roots aud, son, phon

Idiom list for bonus: idioms and meanings

Analogy notes and examples: slides

primary and secondary resources: slides you tube

viewpoint- nonfiction viewpoint
article-notes with bias
power point on point of view - slides 21 24 nonfiction) refer

power point persuasive essay: class notes #2-reference

analogy practice
Figurative language
Idiom meaning game

SOL practice sites:
main idea practice
Difficult practice passagea
Main idea interactive practice- Quia
main idea video

Quizlet review- prefixes, suffixes, and roots-review

Grammar Help:

subject verb agreement practice
Subject verb agreement practice quiz 2


All assignments are put on daily by 4:00, so please check each day for updates.

Students need to read 10 minutes every night in their independent novels.

Monday, March 19

1st block- We read and discussed meaning of "Swift Things" poem; we read and compared two insect poems and answered questions on the poems.
4th block- We discussed how to look closely for author's point of view in poetry with four poems and discussion. We also answered questions about "The Lighthouse" poem; read to the end of the novel-- Between Shades
5th block - We read poems and looked for imagery and author's viewpoint; looked at making connections with poems; assignment-" Nothing Gold Can Stay" poem and questions; and "He Had His Dream" poem and questions

Tuesday, March 20

1st block- We read and discussed how to understand meaning in poems, theme, main idea of poems; we also looked at use of poetry techniques in poems.
4th block-We quizzed on the novel Between Shades of Gray, discussed key aspects of the novel, and discussed figurative language and meaning in "The Lighthouse" poem.
5th block- We read from page 147 to page 167 of the group novel, Between Shades; we also read the poems- "In the Attic" and "In the Pool" and answered questions related to poems.

Wednesday, March 21

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4th block-
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All classes have independent books to be reading 15 mins. a night. Their AR goals have been set, and they will be working towards reaching that goal. Please encourage your children to be reading nightly so their comprehension will grow.

Thursday- March 22

1st block-
4th block-
5th block-

Friday- March 16- Library

1st block- Library and discussion on poem
4th block- Library and quiz on Poetry
5th block--Library and reviewed figurative language with hand out 3

Classroom Expectations

You will have great success in my classroom if you come prepared with materials, homework, and a positive attitude.
I expect my students to:
1. Always treat others with kindness (everyone should feel free to question or share in a discussion without fear of
being criticized)
2. TRY!! Always put their best effort into assignments and activities no matter how difficult. We sometimes achieve
greatness through our most difficult tasks.
3. Take responsibility for their own actions.
4. Turn in assignments on time. Late assignments will have points taken off the grade.
5. Turn in writing assignments with correct capitalization, punctuation, and sentence structure.
6. Read- everyone needs to bring a book to my class everyday. During an established reading time or in spare class time the student should read. There will be graded activities for this independent reading.
7. Accept everyone for their own unique personality.

Test Review Games
Figurative language-Rags to Riches
Figurative language 1- scatter race
Text structures-Rags to Riches

Signal words text structure:
Rags to Riches

In class review games:

prefix 2nd-prefix
Main idea #22
Main idea 23
Root Rags to Riches
Roots 1, 4, 5-review roots

Inference slide power point- infer
practice 2practice
plot diagram
Rags to Riches- Text structures Quia
-In class text structures practice

Basketball text structures review
Signal word Match up
Jeopardy signal words

external image moz-screenshot.png Enjoy the little things...
external image reading.jpg
Spend some time in a whole new world... open a book!

Quiz Links:

analogy (easy)
analogy notes

metaphor (easy)
Figurative language review moderate
Main Idea ( moderate)
Main idea #2
Fact opinion practice

Useful Links

Rags to Riches analogy
analogy practice game
Jeopardy analogy game-E1
Criterion login page
figurative language hangmanBaseball figurative language game

plot diagram
week 5 quiz review
figurative language quizlet
scatter figurative language game
learning figurative language
idiom Jeopardy-- become familar with common idioms
color idioms
analogy match middle
worksheet challenge
Figurative language videos-videos;video 2video

History Channel- video/article
Stalin article: information
More information on Stalin: History channel key details
inference image #

Between Shades Study Guide: guide