Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday ELA

November 2----End of Part II .  (p. 199)

1. Paul has not written in his journal for four weeks.  Why hasn't he written and what has happened during that time?

2.  What is happening with the Erik Fisher Football Dream?

3.  What does Paul mean when he says that Erik was wearing his "football-hero smile"?  p. 178

4.  Is Erik a hero?

5.  Why are the Florida football guys so impressed with Erik?  Do you think they should be?

6.  What memory (flashback) comes back to Paul on November 5th?  What does this make you think about what really happened to Paul's eyes?

7.  Why do the players from Tangerine Middle think that Lake Windsor looks like a movie?

Monday, June 5, 2017

ELA MOnday

Due Tuesday:  Story Boards .  5-8 frames due.

Tangerine text  to p. 145

ELA Tuesday

Compare and Contrast Notetaking

Key details from the text

Greek and Roman Games/Activities

 These sites list several links that will take you to activities and games, many of which are on PBS.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

ELA Tuesday

Padlet Directions:

Let's each share the book we are currently reading.

1.  Open to the approximate middle of the book.
2.  Find the last sentence of the chapter you opened to.
3.  Open this link------->Padlet
4.  Double click on the screen.
5.  Type the book's title first followed by the author's name.
6.  Next, using quotation marks, type the last sentence in the chapter.  Add the page # it's located and the total number of pages in the book.
7.  Next, click on the camera icon and use your webcam to take a good picture of you with your book.
8.  Later on, check out what your classmates are reading here on the Padlet.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

ELA Wednesday and Due Date

1.  Link for Research AND find one more source.

2.  Directions for Writing Assignment (Due Thursday):

 In 2-3 paragraphs explain what a carnival freak show might have looked like.  How have these shows changed?  Include  2-3 specific examples of the shows from the past.  Describe the deformities.   Finally, include why you believe people would pay to go in and see these freak shows.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

ELA due Friday

1.  Please read to p. 61 in Tangerine.

Originally to p. 65 was assigned but 61 will do.

2.  IXL

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ELA Wednesday

Here is the Google Doc link for your partner conferences:   HERE

Practice these on IXL:

Author's purpose and tone

  1. JJJ.2Compare passages for tone
  2. JJJ.3Which sentence is more formal?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

ELA Friday

Would you want to live at Lake Windsor Downs?  Why or why not?   

Use the Comments Section on this Post to write your thoughts.  Please be sure you're logged in to Google!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Due Friday, May 12

pp.  1-28   Tangerine

Complete 5 entries on your Google Doc (Double-Entry Journal)

Be prepared for a Whole Group Discussion on this Friday

ELA due Monday, May 15

Letter to the School Board:


You have just returned from spending a week at Camp Kieve.  Write a friendly letter to the Hancock School Committee for the purpose of providing information about this experience.  What you did for activities.   Why you did these activities.  What you took away from these experiences.  How might these experiences have shaped you...changed you...describe the facility too.

5 paragraphs
double- spaced

Monday, May 8, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Where Mrs. Leighton's From

I Am From

by Jacquie Leighton

I am from paddle fans,
From Coppertone lotion and flip flops
I am from the low stone wall
Peeling, protecting, encircling our red veranda.
I am from a climbing Poinsetta tree,
A crimson curtain welcoming us home.
I'm from swims at the club and a cardboard fireplace for Christimas stockings,
From Richard and Wyona.
I'm from the lonely homemaker and her downeast risktaker
From "You Be Careful"  and "Stay on the grass!"
I'm from Sunday morning cartoons and beach combing.
I'm from Bangor, Maine, and a west coast mom,
Sticky rice and fried plantains.
From the legendary flying ace, Uncle Eddie,
And the mysterious absences of a father.
A movie camera recording family poses.
I am from black and white photos,
Always showing me and my clone, inseparable.

Science Thursday

Use the following link to learn more about DNA fingerprinting and how samples are collected etc.
CSI Web Adventures
Work through Case 1 Rookie training

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ELA Tuesday

Hi, Student!  Here is the link to the Youtube of a group of students reading their "Where I'm From" poems:

Monday, April 3, 2017

ELA Monday

Today you delivered your speech, probably for the first time.  It was one of several practices AND a classmate gave you feedback.

The Classroom Speech Finals are Monday and Tuesday, March 10 and 11.

The School Speech Final is next Thursday, March 13.