Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ELA due Friday, June 3


  • read to page 244 of the novel Tangerine
  • complete notes for symbolism handout..based on the  short symbolism video link (see margin of blog)

NWEA reading tests Wednesday and Thursday

Thursday, May 26, 2016

ELA due Friday

Read to page 199 of Tangerine.



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

ELA due Wednesday

Writing Prompt:  1 paragraph….FIRST DRAFT…typed.


1.  Choose one theme, a life lesson or message, you are noticing in stories of the people in the novel Tangerine.  You can choose from any part of the novel…the beginning, middle, or end of Paul's story.

2.  Now write a literary analysis paragraph  analyzing how literary elements such as symbol, imagery, figurative language, and tone shape and make that theme clear to you.

3.  Include a topic sentence that identifies the theme you chose.

4.  Identify specific literary elements.

5.  Provide textual evidence with page numbers.

Monday, May 23, 2016

SS due Tuesday

Read Aztecs section 2 and complete the 3 questions.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Due Friday

Please be aware that the writing assessment for Tangerine is due at the end of class on Friday.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

ELA due Wednesday

Write 2 entries for Paul's two entries:  September 22 (both of them) AND September 23.  Due Wednesday.

Looking forward to our discussion!


Monday, May 16, 2016

ELA due Tuesday

You may not have heard me announce this at the very end of class…


Paul's September 22 Entry due for Tuesday's class.  Just read it…nothing else.


The class discussion was AWESOME today!


Friday, May 13, 2016

ELA Today

A challenge for extra credit (-:

Using Notability diagram this sentence.   105 point if 100%   100 for 1 or 2 errors,  90 if you try it.

Yesterday Kaitlin road a tank into a turnip field, and her classmate, Asia, went with her.


Today in class you completed a poster for September 20 and began working on the Venn Diagram.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Due Friday in ELA

Read Paul's entry for September 20.

Write a double-entry Journal for this entry.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

ELA due Thursday

read Paul's entry for September 19.  Due Thursday

Monday, May 9, 2016

ELA due Tuesday


Read pp. 98-105   Tangerine
Write a double-entry journal.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

SS due Thursday

MAYAS- section 4- Family Life  (pgs 278-279)

Read and answer questions in packet

ELA due Thursday

This was Wednesday's writing assignment:

Write a friendly letter to me.  Summarize the gist of the main event Paul writes about on September 8th.  Who all is it about?  What happened?  Why?  When?  Where?  Next,  share your thinking about what happened.  Share your thinking about the characters, themes, plot, setting, etc.

Due Thursday:

Read pp. 77-86.  Mark the text for an important part of the story and for a description.

By Friday,  finish the novel Part 1 ( to page 94).