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April 21, 2020

 

***Optional extra credit reading assignment and book report!

Answer these questions on a piece of notebook and send me a picture by e-mail or text.

Your name and the title and author of the book you read at the top of paper.

1.  Characters-list major characters in story and a brief description of each.

2.  Setting- write a brief description of where the story takes place.

3.  Conflict/Problems- list a brief description of the problems and conflicts involved in the story.

4.  Resolution- How did the problem and conflict work out. Briefly describe how.

5.  Lesson- did the character/characters learn any lessons in the story. Briefly list the lesson or lessons learned.

6.  Did you like the story?  Why or why not?

You only need to write a little information for each number. Please number your answers.

 

Watch Video for this week!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvheiqyOBx8

 

 

A Special Video for my graduating 6th Graders!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtVs5L_aYi8

******Please continue to work through the assignments listed below until you are finished and everything is turned in!  I did not change last week's post so you can continue to work through the homework list.  Everything is due April 28, 2020! Please contact me if you need more time!

 

 

April 14, 2020

 

****Please turn in all work by April 28, 2020. I really appreciate all of your hard work keeping up. If you are out of ink scan, do a pdf document, or handwrite assn. I am flexible, this is definitely a stressful time for many.  Let's finish as strong as we can! I WILL WORK WITH YOU! NO EXTRA WORRIES!

Homework due this week April 21, 2020

****Please notice that you have 2 weeks to work on all of this work! I am breaking it up into 2 weeks but you can get it done as fast as you want! At the end of this post will be homework for the last week for those who want to work ahead! It is optional!

Watch Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqo2uMYN2yk&t=3s

Writing Assignment

Write a character based story centering your story around one of the characters from THE CANDYMAKERS  (Miles, Daisy, Logan, or Philip.) You may add all four characters or use just one and make the story focused on him/her. It could be a continuation of THE CANDYMAKERS or a completely new story.  You will write your story from one of the character's voice, point of view, opinions, and feelings.  Simply pretend that your are that character and write your paragraphs like you are him/her.  You will use one of every dress-up and sentence opener in each and every paragraph.  However, you will only use 3 decorations. They can go anywhere in your story. You must use 2 different decorations.  You will probably use conversation the most because this is a story.

Day 1

  1. Study vocabulary words, all of them.

  2. Take vocabulary quiz.  There are all 51 words on quiz.  You need to get 35 right to get full credit. Any other vocabulary words that you get correct are extra credit, but the limit is 8 total extra points.

  3. Create your story using the FINAL OUTLINE PAGES provided at the end of this post. Decide on which character your story is centered around (Philip, Daisy, Logan or Miles). Complete the entire outline.

Day 2

  1. Write your Introduction paragraph using your outline and checklist, try to add sentence openers, dress-ups and decorations as you write.

  2. Have your editor check your paragraph and make corrections. Double check your checklist and make corrections.

Day 3

  1. Write your rough draft of paragraph II. This is your first conflict or problem. Use your checklist and outline, writing your dress-ups, decorations, and sentence openers as you go.

  2. Have your editor check your paragraph, and make corrections.  Double check your checklist and make corrections.

Homework due April 28, 2020

***Please turn in Vocabulary Quiz and Final Story by April 28, 2020. This will allow me to get grades done.  If you need more time please contact me peronally and we can work it out. I will be flexible!

Day 1

  1. Write your rough draft of paragraph III (problem/conflict number 2) using your outline and checklist.

  2. Have your editor check your paragraph, and make necessary changes.

Day 2

  1. Write your rough draft of paragraph IV (rise of conflict, climax, resolution) using your outline and checklist.

  2. Write your final rough draft paragraph V (resolution, what happens after) using your outline and checklist.

  3. Have your editor check both paragraphs, and make necessary corrections.

  4. Double check your checklist for both paragraphs and make corrections.

Day 3

  1. Double check your checklist for all 5 paragraphs.

  2. Neatly write or type all 5 paragraphs.

  3. Underline and label all dress-ups, sentence openers, and decorations.

  4. Highlight 2-3 key words in your topic sentence, clincher sentence, and title.

  5. Turn your story in! Congrats!!!! You are Done!!!!

 

 

April 7, 2020

 

*****Thanks so much for doing the hard work of writing. Please get your paragraphs to me as you can and do not stress!  There is much transition going on at home, so I will be flexible. You do not have to have them to me by Tuesday!  Please if you do not receive a grade after a week, send me a reminder.  Thank you! After this week, we will spend 2 weeks on the last writing project.  

I am really enjoying learning about my students through their personal paragraphs!

 

Watch Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04zPKkkibvo

***Final vocabulary quiz next week.

Homework due April 14, 2020

Day 1

  1.  Complete your outline on page 151 in your notebook.  Look at questions on page 150 under SAMPLE QUESTIONS if you need any prompts.

  2. Study vocabulary words, all of them!

Day 2

  1. Write your rough draft using your outline on page 151 and your checklist on page 152. Try adding in your dress-ups, decorations and sentence openers as you go.  

  2. Remember to have a strong topic sentence and repeat or reflect 2-3 key words in your clincher sentence.

  3. Create a title using your clincher sentence.

  4. Have your editor check your paragraph and make changes.

  5. Double check your checklist and add in anything missed.

Day 3

  1. Write or neatly type your final draft.

  2. Label your dress-ups, decorations, and sentence openers.

  3. Highlight your 2-3 key words in your topic sentence, clincher sentence, and title.

  4. Finish Reading THE CANDYMAKERS!

  5. Study vocabulary words for quiz!

Have a wonderful Easter!

Can't wait to read your essays!

 

 

 

 

March 31, 2020

FANTASTIC JOB ON YOUR INVENTORS REPORT! EXCELLENT WORK ON YOUR INTRODUCTION SENTENCES AND FINAL CLINCHER SENTENCES!

Homework due April 7, 2020

WATCH VIDEO!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8so0V_jaK1M

Day 1  

  • Read workbook page 148. Practice filling in the prepositional sentence openers at the bottom. Use page 155 to find prepositions.

  • Read over assignment page 146.

  • Complete your outline on page 147. You can use 4 words per line plus unlimited symbols, abbreviations, and numbers. You may add two extra sentences to outline, making it go to number 8 for a total of 10 sentences.  Your paragraph must be 8 sentences minimum.

 

Day 2

  • Write your rough draft paragraph about a special person your life using your outline on page 147 and your checklist on page 149, adding in dress-ups, sentence openers, and decorations as you write.

  • Have your editor read over your paragraph, make necessary corrections.

  • Double check your checklist and add anything missed.

  • Study vocabulary words.

Day 3

  • Write neatly or type your paragraph.

  • Underline and label all dress-ups, decorations, and sentence openers.

  • Highlight your 2-3 keywords in your topic sentence, clincher, and title.

  • Read THE CANDYMAKERS  (PART FIVE, LOGAN AGAIN) chapters 6 & 7.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!  CAN'T WAIT TO READ WHAT YOU WRITE!

March 24, 2020

Homework due March 31, 2020 

***Please turn in homework due March 24, 2020 by e-mail in pdf form.  You can download a free pdf scanner on your phone for free then send it by e-mail (bagregg2@gmail.com) or send a pdf attachment directly from your computer like word docs.  If you cannot get  this to work.....do not stress. Simply snap a picture of homework and send by text to my number (931-446-9912).  If you have any trouble please contact me personally asap.  Have homework due on March 24, 2020, sent by Thursday March 26 latest.  The rest of homework should be turned in by next Tuesday.

Day 1

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-oxOvvQQ_8#action=share

 

 

  1. ​​Watch Video.

  2. Add your last three vocabulary words:  Final quiz coming up in a few weeks!

49. prolific- (adj) highly productive (making a lot)   L19

50. phonograph- (noun) an instrument that plays sounds recorded on a grooved disk; also called a record player.    L19

51. resourceful- (adj) able to solve problems effectively.  L19

Day 2

  1. Read THE CANDYMAKERS (PART FIVE LOGAN AGAIN) Chapter 4

  2. Decide on one activity to write about. Something you enjoy: fishing, soccer, drawing, etc.  

  3. Begin taking notes from your brain by working on the outline on page 143. Start with your topic sentence to introduce your topic.  You may use 4 words plus unlimited abbreviations, numbers, and symbols.

  4. Complete your ideas on the outline numbers 1-7 (You may have 5-7 ideas (sentences) about your favorite activity.

  5. Write your key words on your Clincher sentence on the bottom of your outline (Clincher:). Remember to repeat or reflect 2-3 keywords from your topic sentence.

Day 3

  1. Write your rough draft paragraph using your keyword outline on page 143 and your checklist on page 144.

  2. Have your editor check your paragraph and make corrections.

  3. Double check the checklist on page 144 and add anything forgotten.

  4. Study vocabulary words.

Day 4

  1. Neatly write or type your final draft.  *Add 2 vocabulary words for 2 extra points.

  2. Highlight your keywords.

  3. Underline and label all dress-ups, decorations, and sentence openers.

  4. Read THE CANDYMAKERS (PART FIVE LOGAN AGAIN) Chapter 5.

***You can scan work that is hand written and labeled by hand then send it by pdf or you can do all of it on your computer just label your dress-ups, decorations, and sentence openers in the margin.  You can underline in regular black if sending it from a program like word docs. You can highlight on the computer as well.

Optional: If you are done with THE CANDYMAKERS, choose any chapter book to read in the next 4 weeks for extra credit.  I will post a book report in the next few weeks to use to record your book for the extra credit.

 

 

 

March 3, 2020

Summary of Class

Class was a little crazy today.  We began by taking a vocabulary quiz and adding new vocabulary words.  Then the students traded and graded 2 paragraphs.  We needed these paragraphs for this week's assignment.  Class ended with a brief description of this week's homework assignment.

*New vocabulary words.

46.  persistent- (adj.) not giving up.      L18

47.  fluently- (-ly) smoothly and easily.       L18

48.  ban-  (verb) to forbid.       L18

Day 1

  • Now you have three paragraphs about inventors:  Thomas Edison, Louis Braille, and Benjamin Franklin.  We are going to combine these into one three paragraph report.  You will begin by choosing the inventor you want to be first in your report.  

  • First begin your report with an introductory statement, introducing your three inventors.  Look at the bottom of page 137 and the top of page 138 in your workbook if you need help or ideas.

  • Next add your first inventor paragraph.  Your introduction sentence will not be separate from your paragraph. It will become the first sentence of your paragraph and your topic sentence for your inventor paragraph should come right after your introductory statement.  (If you typed your paragraph, you can just copy and paste your paragraph to your report page).  This paragraph should already be done so just add it here.

  • Make sure to include your topic sentence and clincher sentence for this paragraph.

  • Then add your second inventor.  Be sure to indent. Include your topic sentence and clincher sentence.

  • Add your third paragraph. After your clincher sentence for your final third paragraph, add your final clincher at the end as your last sentence to finish your report.  Read page 138 in your workbook for help on your final clincher. 

  • Now create a title from your final clincher.

Day 2

  • Have your editor read your paper and make necessary corrections.

  • Double check your checklist.  

  • Make sure your introductory statement and first topic sentence have smoothing transitions into your paragraph and make sense.

  • Also, check your final clincher to make sure that it ties up your report well and makes sense.

  • Neatly write or type your final draft.  You can use your graded three paragraphs to help you mark and underline your dress-ups, decorations and sentence openers.  

  • Highlight your keywords in your introduction statement, final clincher sentence and title.

  • Highlight your keywords in your topic sentences and clincher sentences for all three paragraphs (3 clincher sentences, and 3 topic sentences).

Day 3

  • Study vocabulary words.

  • Read THE CANDYMAKERS (PART FIVE LOGAN AGAIN) Chapter 2.

  • Read THE CANDYMAKERS (PART FIVE LOGAN AGAIN) Chapter 3.

****If you have time over spring break keep reading THE CANDYMAKERS.  We have quite a few chapters left and we will have to double up to finish on time.

HAVE A WONDERFUL SPRING BREAK!

February 25, 2020

Thanks for your patience today.  Thankfully this weeks lesson is a repeat of the last two weeks of assignments.  This week is a paragraph about Thomas Edison, just like our paragraphs on Louis Braille, and Benjamin Franklin. Next week we will learn how to take all three lessons and combine them into a three paragraph essay about inventors.

Have a fabulous week!

Homework due next week March 3, 2020

****Vocabulary quiz next week. Please continue to study the vocabulary words from L2 word #1, L5 word #11, and all words from L6, L7, L8, L10, L12, L13, and L14.

1. Have your Louis Braille paragraph ready with your Source 1, Source 2, fused outline and checklist.

2. Your Thomas Edison paragraph and checklist.

3. Have your papers ready to turn in on your desk.

4. Be ready for your vocabulary quiz.

Day 1

  1. Please open your workbook to page 131 and read the whole page.  Pay special attention to quoting people.  You will use the same technique we have learned for conversation. Make sure as your are writing your paragraph about Thomas Edison that you are careful to be accurate with your quotes.  This is as important as copying someone's work without giving them credit (plagiarism).  One of the main reasons you learn to write using an outline is so that you learn to write ideas and facts in your own words.  However, when you are quoting it must be word for word!

  2. Read page 132 (Source 1) "Thomas Edison," you may highlight 6 facts or ideas for your outline.

  3. Write your first outline on page 134 (Source 1) "Thomas Edison."  You may use up to four words, unlimited abbreviations, symbols, and numbers.  

  4. Read page 133 (Source 2) "The Wizard of Menlo Park."  Highlight up to 6 facts or ideas.

  5. Create your outline on page 134 (Source2) "The Wizard of Menlo Park." 

  6. Look over your two outlines on page 134.  Choose your favorite 5-7 facts or ideas and combine them on the (Fused Outline) page 135.  After looking at the facts on your fused outline choose ideas to create your (I. Topic Sent) and (Clincher).  Remember to repeat and reflect 2-3 keywords.

  7. Write your title using 2-3 keywords from your clincher sentence.

Day 2

  1. Write your rough draft paragraph using your fused outline on page 135 and your checklist on page 136.  Add in your dress-ups, decoration, and sentence openers as you write.  Don't forget 2 vocabulary words!

  2. Have your editor check your paragraph and make changes.

  3. Double-check your checklist just like we did in class when we graded each other's papers.

  4. Study your vocabulary words.

Day 3

  1. Neatly write or type your final draft.

  2. Double-check your checklist and label all dress-ups, sentence openers, and your decoration.  Underline them.

  3. Highlight your keywords in your topic sentence, clincher, and title.

  4. Study vocabulary words again!

  5. Read THE CANDYMAKERS (PART FIVE LOGAN AGAIN) chapter one.

  6. Make sure your paper and checklist are ready to turn in with your name on them.  Have them on your desk ready!

Very proud of you IEW students. We are ahead in the curriculum because your are being so diligent!

February 18, 2020

Summary of Class

After adding our new vocabulary words, we reviewed decorations.  The upcoming lessons were discussed and then we went over this weeks lesson.  Outlines were created in class, so I could see the student's progress.  Class finished with a vocabulary game.

Homework due February 25, 2020

****Vocabulary Quiz next week: Please study vocabulary words: L2 word #1, L5 word #11, and all words from L6, L7, L8, L10, L12, L13, and L14.  

Day 1

  • Read THANKS TO LOUIS BRAILLE on workbook page 126. Highlight 6 facts or ideas that you want to include on your outline.

  • Write your first outline on page 128 Source 1: "Thanks to Louis Braille".

  • Read THE WORLD OF BRAILLE on page 127.  Highlight 6 facts or ideas you want to use on your outline.

  • Create your outline on page 128 Source 2: "The World of Braille.

Day 2

  • Combine your source 1 and source 2 outline, write these facts and ideas on page 129 fused outline.

  • Add a Topic sentence on I. (Topic Sent): page 129.

  • Write a Clincher sentence on page 129. Repeat or reflect 2-3 keywords from your topic sentence.

  • Create a title using 2-3 keywords from your Clincher sentence.

  • Write your rough draft paragraph about Louis Braille using your fused outline on page 129 and your checklist on page 130.  Try to add your dress-ups, decorations, and sentence openers as you write.

  • Study vocabulary words.

Day 3

  • Have your editor read over your paragraph.  Make necessary corrections.

  • Double check your checklist!  Add anything you forgot.

  • Print or neatly write your final draft.  Underline all your dress-ups, decorations, and sentence openers.

  • Make sure to label all your dress-ups, decorations, and sentence openers.

  • Highlight your keywords in your clincher sentence, topic sentence, and title.

  • Read THE CANDYMAKERS (Part Four Philip) Chapter 5.

  • Study vocabulary words for your upcoming quiz!

***Make sure to have your source 1, source 2, and fused outlines ready to turn in.

Also, have your final draft and checklist on page 130 with your name on them all, ready to hand in when you come to class.  Please have them ready and on your desk when I come into class.  Much better job today!

***Optional:  If you are all done with THE CANDYMAKERS, you may read THE CANDYMAKERS AND THE GREAT CHOCOLATE CHASE.  This will be extra credit, this is an optional challenge for my ferocious readers.  

February 11, 2020

 

 

Summary of Class

Most of class was spent grading each other's paper.  Each student traded papers and graded someone else's paper.  This was a fabulous idea....even if it took all of class! We briefly covered this weeks assignment, then went home with a treat.

Homework due February 18, 2020

 

Day 1

1.  Add vocabulary words.  On an index card write the word, word number, and lesson number on one side. Then write the meaning on the other side (like a flash card).

40. haughty- (adj) proud; tending to look down on others. L16

41.  vigorously- (-ly) energetically.  L16

42.  marvel- (verb) to be astonished or surprised at.   L16

2.  Read Source 1 Making Life Better on page 1119 in workbook.  You can highlight 6 ideas or facts you like.  Write your ideas on your Source 1 outline on page 121.  You may use 4 words, unlimited abbreviations, symbols,and numbers.

***We will be turning this outline in! So please fill it out!

3.  Read Source 2 An Ingenious Inventor on page 120.  Highlight 6 ideas or facts from that source.  Complete the Source 2 outline on page 121.

****This outline will be turned in!

 

 

Day 2

1.  Use your outlines on page 121.  Choose your favorite ideas or facts.  Remember it is your choice, pick what you like from the outlines.  You may choose to use most of your facts from one source, that is okay.  

Write your ideas from both outlines on our fused outlines page 122.  You must have all 7 filled out.  Then add a topic sentence and clincher, remember to repeat or reflect 2-3 key words.  If you need ideas look at page 123 in the workbook.

2.  Write your rough draft using your fused outline on page 122 and your checklist on page 124.  Add in your dress-ups, decoration, and sentence openers as you write.  You may choose to add them to your outline first by using their abbreviations.  

3.  Study vocabulary words.

 

 

Day 3

1.  Have your editor read over your paragraph.  Make necessary changes.

2.  Double check your checklist, make corrections.

3.  Write or type your final draft.

4. Go through the checklist and mark your paper correctly:

  • Use a colored pen to underline all dress-ups, then mark them in the right margin: ly, adj, sv, w/w, bcl.

  • Use a colored pen to underline your sentence openers: then label in the left margin: #3, #6.

  • Use a colored pen to underline your decoration: label in the right margin: (Allit), (Sim), or (3sss).

  • Make sure there are no banned words.  

  • Highlight your 2-3 keywords in your topic and clincher sentence.

  • Make sure your title comes from your clincher sentence.

***Have your checklist (124) tore out with your name on it.  Have your paragraph ready to turn in.  Tear out your outlines on page 121 and your outline on page 121.  Also, have your rough draft ready to turn in.  This week I will be grading your 3 outlines, rough draft, and final draft. These should be placed on your desk when I walk into class in this order from top to bottom; Checklist, outlines, rough draft, then final draft.

5.  Read CANDYMAKERS (Part Four Philip) Chapter Four.

 

February 4, 2020

 

 

 

Homework due February 11, 2020

Day 1

  1. Make sure your homework is done from last week. Vocabulary words should be numbered and labeled by lesson number (check last weeks post).  Have your 3 paragraph story The Fishing Trip, ready to turn in. Make sure all of your dress-ups, decorations, and sentence openers are labeled. Highlight 2-3 keywords in all three clincher sentences and topic sentences.  Highlight your keywords in your title.  Tear out your checklist on page 116 and have your name on it ready to turn in.  Your story and checklist should be on your desk ready to go at the beginning of class.

  2. Study your vocabulary words.

  3. Read CANDYMAKERS chapter 3 (part 4 Philip).

* No writing this week, so take this time to catch-up or read ahead! Next week we begin a new section in writing.

 

           January 28, 2020

 

 

Summary of Class

Class began with adding new vocabulary words.  The because clause was added as a new dress-up.  After reviewing our new assignment, we worked in class on outlines for this week.

Homework due February 4, 2020

Day 1

  1. Read CANDY MAKERS (PART FOUR PHILIP) chapter 2.

  2. Finish The Fishing Trip outline on page 114.  Remember to use your central fact and clincher sentence to describe what is going on in the picture.

  3. Write your first rough draft paragraph using your outline on page 114 (tear it out) and your checklist on page 116.  Try to add in your dress-ups, sentence openers, and decorations as you write.

Day 2

  1. Write your second rough draft paragraph using your outline and your checklist.  Remember to add in your dress-ups, sentence openers, and decorations as you write.

  2. Write your third and final rough draft paragraph.

  3. Have your editor read over your paper and make necessary changes.

Day 3

  1. Double check your checklist on page 116 and make changes to your rough draft to include all things that you missed from your checklist.

  2. Rewrite neatly or type your final draft of all three paragraphs in The Fishing Trip.

  3. Make sure your dress-ups, sentence openers, and decorations are underlined in a colorful pen.  All dress-ups, sentence openers, and decorations should be marked in a colorful pen.  

  4. Highlight 2-3 keywords in your clincher and topic sentence that repeat or reflect in every paragraph.  

  5. Tear out your checklist and put your name on it!  Have your paper ready to turn in when I walk into class next Tuesday, on your desk ready to be collected!

******If you have not arranged your vocabulary cards with a number and lesson number (look at January 21, 2020 lesson on vocabulary words) please do so.  I will check them in class!  We are going to use the vocabulary number and lesson to help you study for the upcoming vocabulary quizzes.

If you missed class

  1. Read page 15 about the Because Clause. We are labeling this dress-up in the right margin of our paper with (bcl) as the abbreviation.

  2. Add vocabulary words:

37. gust- (noun) a sudden, strong rush of wind.  L15

38. scour- (verb) to move sweepingly in search.   L15

39. ponder- (verb) to think about.   L15

 

            January 21, 2020
 

 

Summary of Class

Class began with a vocabulary quiz.  A couple of students read their papers aloud.  Then we learned our new unit, writing from pictures.  We reviewed conversation and it was added to the checklist.  Lesson 14 vocabulary words were also added.  Students spent time working on their outlines at the end of class.

Homework due January 28, 2020

Day 1

  1. Read CANDY MAKERS (PART FOUR PHILIP) chapter 1.

  2. Complete THE KITE outline on page 109 in your workbook.  You may use 4 words plus unlimited symbols, abbreviations, and numbers.  Be creative and use the questions on page 108 in your workbook to prompt the details of your outline on numbers 1-4.

  3. Write your rough draft of paragraph 1.  Remember that your central fact and your clincher sentence should describe what is going on in the picture.  Make sure they both have 2-3 key words that repeat and reflect.

  4. Write your rough draft of paragraph 2.

  5. Write your rough draft of paragraph 3.

Day 2

  1. Have your editor read over your story.  Make necessary corrections.

  2. Look at your checklist and add in anything you missed. Remember to add conversation as a decoration to at least one of your paragraphs.  You can only use the same decoration twice in this story.  You have the options of Alliteration, Simile, 3sss, or Conversation. 

  3. Rewrite neatly or type your paper.  Label all of your dress-ups, sentence openers, and decorations correctly.  Highlight your keywords in all three of your Central Facts and Clincher sentences.  Highlight the keywords in your title.

Day 3

  1. Let's fix up our vocabulary words.  Please add any words that you are missing.  Please use an index card.  Write the vocabulary word and the number on one side, the side without lines.  Write the meaning on the opposite side, the side with lines and add the lesson number to the top or bottom.  

  2. If you have already done your vocabulary words differently.  Do not change them, just write any new or missed words this way from now on.

  3. Make sure to label each word with the correct number and lesson # (ex: L9).

  • Vocabulary Words so far!

  1. plummet- (verb) to drop straight down.    L2

  2. remedy- (verb) to cure or make better.     L2

  3. diligently- (-ly) with much care and effort.     L2

  4. chorus- (verb) to speak or sing together.     L3

  5. lurch- (verb). to move suddenly to one side.   L3

  6. venture- (verb). to go or do courageously.    L3

  7. saunter- (verb) to walk around slowly and leisurely.   L4

  8. ravishing- (adj). to cause to become overcome with delight.  L4

  9. woefully- (-ly) in a manner full of grief.    L4

  10. industrious- (adj) hard working; busy; diligent.     L5

  11. admonish- (verb) to give a gentle warning or correction.   L5

  12. prudent- (adj). wise and careful in action or judgment.  L5

  13. anticipate- (verb) to see ahead of time.   L6

  14. content- (adj) satisfied.      L6

  15. dismayed-  (adj). discouraged; disheartened.   L6

  16. unique- (adj) one of a kind.     L7

  17. burden- (noun) a load carried; anything hard to bear.   L7

  18. noble- (adj). having excellent qualities, especially related to character or morals.  L7

  19. whirlwind- (noun) a small spinning windstorm or a confused rush.  L8

  20. spirited- (adj). full of energy; lively.   L8

  21. cease- (verb) to stop.      L8

  22. fortress- (noun) a stronghold or a structure built for protection.  L10

  23. sound- (adj) without defect or error.    L10

  24. construct- (verb) to put together; to build.    L10

  25. intriguing- (adj). interesting; fascinating.   L11

  26. expel- (verb) to force out.    L11

  27. craft- (verb) to make with skill or care.     L11

  28. precise- (adj) exact.  L12

  29. dangle- (verb). to hang loosely with a swinging motion.     L12

  30. unite-  (verb). to join together.       L12

  31. savage- (adj) fierce; untamed.    L13

  32. forage- (verb) to search for food (or other wants).    L13

  33. consume-  (verb) to eat or drink up; to do away with.    L13

  34. adept- (adj) skilled; expert.    L14

  35. sturdy- (adj). strong; firm.    L14

  36. perplex- (verb) to puzzle.  L14

If you missed class:

  • Lesson 14 vocabulary words need to be added.

  • Read over conversation on workbook page 111.  We will add this decoration to the checklist this week.

  • We begin writing with pictures this week. Remember that your Central fact should describe or state what is going on in the picture beside it.  This will be the same for all three pictures. 

  • The Clincher sentence will also state what is going on in the picture.  There must be 2-3 key words that repeat or reflect in the Central Fact and Clincher sentence.  

  • Your title can be taken from any one of your clincher sentences.

  • Use the questions on page 108 to prompt your outline on numbers 1-4. Have fun and be creative.

 

 

               January 14, 2020
 

 

 

Summary of Class

Three new vocabulary words were added.  We reviewed the upcoming assignment, studies vocabulary words, and discussed CANDY MAKERS.  Class closed with a vocabulary game.

***VOCABULARY QUIZ 3 NEXT WEEK JANUARY 21,2020

Homework Due January 21,2020

Day 1

  • Read chapter 3 of CANDY MAKERS (Part Three Daisy).

  • Study Vocabulary words for upcoming quiz. 

Day 2

  • We are combining three single paragraphs already written and graded (Army Ants, Honeybees, and A Bird with a Tasty Nest).  You need to pick something that all three of these have in common or you can just use the topic of (Ex: Amazing Animal Homes). Write an Introductory Statement to begin your report.  (Ex:  Amazing homes are common for animals like honeybees, swiftlets, and ants). One sentence only to introduce your topic then write your topic sentence for one of your three paragraphs next.

  • Then you will type or write one paragraph at a time (indent each paragraph). The paragraphs can be in any order.

  • When you finish your last sentence of your last paragraph then add one more sentence to close your report.  This is called your final clincher. (Ex:  Honeybees, swiftlets, and ants all have unique, amazing homes).  This completes your report and connects all three paragraphs together.

  • Create a title from the 2-3 key words of your introduction statement.

Day 3

  • Look carefully at your checklist on page 106.  Make any corrections needed.  If there is a dress-up, decoration, or sentence opener missing in any one of the three paragraphs, add it in.  

  • Notice that one of each different dress-up, decoration, and sentence opener are in each of the three paragraphs.  Do not use the same decoration in all three paragraphs.  You may use Alliteration, Simile, or 3SSS twice but not three times.  I want at least 2 different decorations in your report.  

  • Mark all dress-ups, sentence openers, and alliterations in the margin and underline them.  

  • Highlight 2-3 key words in every topic sentence of all three paragraphs.  Next, highlight 2-3 key words in every clincher sentence of all three paragraphs.  Highlight 2-3 keyword in the Introduction sentence (1st sentence of your report).  Then highlight the 2-3 keywords in your final clincher sentence (the last sentence of your report).  Also, highlight your 2-3 keywords in your title.

  • Make sure your name is on your paper, along with the date.  

  • Tear out the checklist on page 106 and put your name on it so you are ready to turn it in.

  • You may add 2 or more vocabulary words for at least 2 extra points.  Mark them with a v over the word and underline them.

  • Study vocabulary words for the quiz.

Text or e-mail me with any questions.

Alysia Gregg

bagregg2@gmail.com

931-446-9912

 

                 January 7, 2020

 

Homework due January 14, 2020

​Day 1

  • Read Candy Makers (Part Three Daisy) Chapter 1

Day 2

  • Read Candy Makers (Part Three Daisy) Chapter 2

Day 3

  • Study Vocabulary words

 

              December 3, 2019
 

 

 

WE HAD A FUN CHRISTMAS PARTY! JUST A LITTLE WRITING THIS TIME WITH QUITE A BIT OF READING SO WE CAN FINISH OUR BOOK BY THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL! :)

Thank you so much students and parents for the lovely presents: treats, drinks, gift cards, cards, etc.  I feel very appreciated! This year I really enjoyed the cards. THANK YOU!

Homework due January 7, 2020

1. Holiday poem to be read aloud to the class.

2. Study vocabulary words.

3. Read Chapters (Miles) 1, 2, 3, & 4 in THE CANDYMAKERS.

Homework

Day 1 

  • Read Chapter 1 (Miles) in THE CANDYMAKERS.

  • Read pages 75, 76, 77, and 78 in your workbook.

Day 2

  • Read Chapter 2 (Miles) in THE CANDYMAKERS.

  • Choose which type of poem (1. A cinquain, 2. A Five-Senses Poem, 3. An Acronym) you want to use to write.

  • If you choose (An Acronym) the brainstorming activity on page 77 might be helpful to complete.

Day 3

  • Read Chapter 3 (Miles) in THE CANDYMAKERS.

  • Write your holiday poem using the guidelines under the type of poem you chose on page 75 & 76. Have fun with this. Please do not stress just do the best your can! This should be fun.

  • Have your editor look over your poem.  Make any changes you think sound or work better in your poem.  

Day 4

  • Read Chapter 4 (Miles) in THE CANDYMAKERS.

  • Practice reading your poem aloud to a parent, grandparent, sibling, or friend.  Add artwork to your poem if you want to.

  • Study vocabulary words.

HAVE A FABULOUS CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR!

If you have any questions please e-mail me. bagregg2@gmail.com

Alysia Gregg

November 19, 2019

*****NO IEW CLASS DECEMBER 3 WHEN WE COME BACK FROM THANKSGIVING BREAK.  STUDENTS WILL BRING THEIR HOMEWORK AND PLACE IT IN A BOX AS THEY COME IN FOR ME TO COLLECT.  STUDENTS WILL ALL LEAVE NORMAL SHARE TIME THAT DAY (PICK UP 2:15-2:30)

******PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE DECEMBER 3 OR 4 FOR HOMEWORK OVER BREAK.  THERE WILL NOT BE MUCH, BUT THERE WILL BE HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-6.

                                          ENJOY YOUR THANKSGIVING!

Summary

Class was a whirlwind today.  After turning in homework we added new vocabulary words. We reviewed commas, there/their uses, banned words, and learned a new decoration (VSSS).  Students worked in groups completing workbook activities.  Then we ended class with a lightening vocabulary game.

New Vocabulary Words

precise- (adj) exact.

dangle- (verb) to hang loosely with a swinging motion.

unite- (verb) to join together.

Home work due December 3rd (Christmas Party Day)

  • Read Chapter 7 (Logan) in THE CANDYMAKERS.

  • FINAL DRAFT, one paragraph, Lesson 13 ARMY ANTS.

  • Study vocabulary words.

Day 1

  • Read Chapter 7 (Logan) in THE CANDYMAKERS.

  • Read the source text ARMY ANTS on page 98.  Create an outline on page 99.  

Day 2

  • Write your rough draft of ARMY ANTS using only your outline and checklist on page 102.

  • Have your editor review your paragraph and make corrections.

  • Check the checklist and add all dress-ups, sentence openers, and decorations. *Remember the (3sss) Three super short sentences, no more than 2-5 words each.  Note how you mark them on your paper by looking at the checklist.

Day 3

  • Double check your checklist, then write your final draft of ARMY ANTS.

  • Mark all dress-ups, sentence openers, and decorations.  Highlight your 2-3 key words in your topic sentence, clincher sentence, and title.

  • Study vocabulary words.

    November 12, 2019

Class Summary

We added three new vocabulary words and exchanged papers.  Then we reviewed writing (it's) for it is and (its) for the possessive form of its.  Possessive nouns were practiced on the board.  After a few activities from the workbook, we spent a few minutes writing an outline.  Class ended with a hilarious vocabulary word game.

Vocabulary words added:

intriguing- (adj) interesting; fascinating.

expel- (verb) to force out.

craft- (verb) to make with skill or care.

Home work due November 19.

  • Read Chapter 6 in THE CANDYMAKERS.

  • Turn in the final draft of HONEYBEES, one paragraph.

  • Study vocabulary words.

Day 1

  • Read Chapter 6 in THE CANDYMAKERS.

  • Read page 94 in your workbook and create an outline on page 95.  Remember to focus on your topic sentence and clincher sentence.

Day 2

  • Write your rough draft, one paragraph, using only your outline on page 95 and the checklist on page 96. *Notice nothing is new on the checklist.

  • Read over your paragraph with your editor and make corrections.

  • Double check your checklist and add in your dress-ups, sentence openers, and your decoration.

  • Add in 2 vocabulary words for extra points.

Day 3

  • Rewrite neatly or type your final draft.

  • Double check the checklist and label all dress-ups, sentence openers, and the decoration.  Please highlight your key words in the clincher, topic, and title.

  • Study your vocabulary words!

*Remember to check the website next week and on Christmas break there will be some homework!

HAVE A LOVELY WEEK!

Summary

Class was busy today and went by fast.  We heard a few speeches. Some students took vocabulary quizzes, while others worked on outlines or sentences to raise their grade on the vocabulary quiz taken last week.  Then we reviewed this weeks assignment.  

Vocabulary words were added:  

fortress- (noun) a stronghold; a structure built for protection.

sound- (adj)  without defect or error.

construct- (verb) to put together; to build.

Homework due November 12

  • Read Chapter 5 (Logan) in THE CANDYMAKERS

  • Turn in one paragraph, final draft, of A BIRD WITH A TASTY NEST.

  •  Study vocabulary words.

Day 1

  • Read Chapter 5 (Logan) in THE CANDYMAKERS.

  • Read the source text on page 88, A BIRD WITH A TASTY NEST.

  • Write your key word outline on page 89.  Be sure to have a Topic sentence and Clincher sentence.  Include 5-7 facts or ideas from the source text on page 88. You may use 4 words on each line of your outline plus unlimited symbols, abbreviations, and numbers.

Day 2

  • Write your rough draft of A BIRD WITH A TASTY NEST using only your outline on page 89 and your checklist on page 92.

  • Have your editor check your paragraph, then make corrections.

  • Double check your checklist on page 92 and make corrections.

Day 3

  • Rewrite neatly or type your final draft of A BIRD WITH A TASTY NEST.

  • Label all dress-ups, sentence openers, and the decoration.  Highlight key words in the clincher sentence and title.

  • Study vocabulary words.

October 29,2019

November 5, 2019

Summary

The class consisted mostly of listening to speeches today.  The students told very creative narrative stories.  We took vocabulary quiz 2.  Then we briefly went over the homework assignment for this week.

Homework due Nov. 5th

One paragraph essay final draft, BUSY BEAVERS, using the checklist on page 86.

Read Chapter 4 (Logan) in CANDYMAKERS.

Day1

  • Read Chapter 4 (Logan) in CANDYMAKERS.

  • Read page 82 the source text in the workbook (BUSY BEAVERS).

  • Choose 5-7 facts or ideas from the source text for your outline.  Create an outline on page 83.  You will not be able to fit all of the information.  So, choose what interests you the most to include in your outline.  Your topic sentence should introduce your reader to what the paragraph is about.  The clincher sentence should restate what the paragraph is about and conclude or wrap-up your paragraph.  The clincher should include 2-3 key words that are repeated or reflected in your title.

Day 2

  • Write a rough draft (1 paragraph) using your outline on page 83.  Add in dress-ups, sentence openers, and the decoration from the checklist on page 86.  * Your title needs to come from 2-3 key words from the clincher sentence.  

Day 3

  • Have your editor read your paragraph, then make corrections.  Double check your dress-ups, sentence openers, and the decoration.  *Add in 2 vocabulary words for extra points.  

  • Write your final draft of your paragraph.  Mark all of your dress-ups in the right margin: sv, adj, w/w, -ly.  Mark the two sentence openers in the left margin: #3, #6.  Your decoration is marked in the right margin: (allit), (sim).  Underline all dress-ups, sentence openers, and decorations with a colored pen.  Highlight your key words in your clincher sentence and title.  

If you missed class

Study for your vocabulary test next Tuesday.  Come to class ready to give your speech!  There is nothing new in your homework assignment this week.  The only change is that you will choose 5-7 facts or ideas to outline from the source text instead of outlining line by line or sentence by sentence.

October 22, 2019

              October 8, 2019

Summary  We learned two new decorations: simile and hyperbole.  Three new vocabulary words were added to our list. A new sentence opener was introduced #6 Very Short Sentence or VSS.  Class ended with a little competition on IEW rules and terminology.

 

Homework due October 22, 2019

Day 1 

  • Read The Candymakers section Logan, Chapter 2.

  • Read page 60 Pecos Bill Rides a Tornado.

  • Create an outline for paragraph 1 of Pecos Bill Rides a Tornado on page 61 (I. Setting, Characters, Background). You do not have to answer all of the questions, they are there as a help if you need them. Otherwise, ignore them and just outline the story.

  • Write an outline for paragraph 2 on page 61 (II. Conflict, Plot).

  • Create an outline for paragraph 3 on page 61 (III. Climax & Resolution.

Day 2

  • Write paragraph 1 of Pecos Bill Rides a Tornado using your outline on page 61 (I) and your checklist on page 70.

  • Using your checklist add in your dress-ups (ly, sv, adj, w/w), your sentence openers (#3 -ly opener, #6 very short sentence), and your decoration of choice (alliteration, simile, or hyperbole).  

  • Write paragraph 2 of Pecos Bill Rides a Tornado from your outline on page 61 (II).

  • Using your checklist add in all of your dress-ups, sentence openers, and the decoration.

Day 3

  • Write your final paragraph for Pecos Bill Rides a Tornado, paragraph 3 from your outline on page 61 (III).

  • Add in all of your dress-ups, sentence openers, and the decoration.

  • Have your editor look over your story and help you make corrections.

  • Double check the checklist.

  • Neatly write or type your final draft of all three paragraphs.

  • Mark dress-ups, sentence openers, and decorations by underlining them in a colorful pen and then labeling them correctly. See your checklist if you are not sure how to do this.

  • Remember your title should come from your final clincher sentence.  Highlight your 2-3 key words in the clincher sentence and title with a highlighter.

  • Make sure your name and date are on the paper.

***Add two vocabulary words for extra points.

If you missed class

  •  Add these vocabulary words to notecards.  

unique - (adj) one of a kind

burden - (noun) a load carried; anything hard to bear

noble - (adj) having excellent qualities, especially related to character or morals

  • Read and complete workbook pages 62, 63, and 66 so you are learn the new decorations and sentence opener.  

  • E-mail me if you have any questions. 

Have a fabulous Fall Break!!!!!

Summary

Class began with turning in homework and adding new vocabulary words.  After covering this week's assignment, we paired up to work on it.  Then we studied for a vocabulary quiz coming up this week.

Homework due October 29

  • Prepare your speech.

  • Study for vocabulary quiz.

  • Read Chapter 3 (Logan), THE CANDYMAKERS.

Day 1

  • Read Chapter 3 (Logan) in THE CANDYMAKERS.

  • This week is borrowing a conflict (story) and creating a narrative story in your own words to tell aloud.  This is a SPEECH.  You may use a familiar story and retell it in your own words.  You may pick a story of your choice, or use one of these: The Boy Who Cried Wolf, The Tortoise and the Hare, The Three Little Pigs, Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, or The Little Red Hen.  So, first choose your story.

  • Create an outline of your story using the outline on page 73.  Remember, you can use 4 words plus unlimited symbols, numbers, and abbreviations. 

  • You can use the questions to the left of the outline as a prompt for you, but you do not need to answer every question.  They are just to help you.  You may choose to write your outline on page 73 or write your speech on notecards.  Only write 1-2 lines on each notecard.  

  • Remember to keep your story to three paragraphs.  Your speech should not be long.  If you need one or two extra lines per paragraph that is fine, but do not exceed 7 per paragraph.

  • Add in your dress-ups, sentence openers, and a decoration.  Use the checklist on page 74.   Mark out "Composition is neat and double spaced with name."  Write Speech at the top.  You will only use one of each of the dress-ups, sentence openers, and decoration in your whole speech.  Two vocabulary words added are worth 2 extra points.  These words can be added to your outline and not count as one of your 4 words.

 

 

Day 2

  • Practice your speech at least 2 times.

  • Study your vocabulary words; there is a test next Tuesday.

Day 3

  • Practice your speech in front of an audience.  Use your friends, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents, etc...

  • Study vocabulary words one more time.

*****Vocabulary Quiz is over these words: plummet, remedy, diligently, chorus, lurch, venture, saunter, ravishing, woefully, industrious, admonish, prudent, anticipate, content, dismayed, unique, burden, and noble.

*****If you need any of these vocabulary definitions, look at my older blog posts. If you cannot find the words you need, please e-mail me.

These are last week's words if you missed:

unique- (adj) one of a kind.

burden- (noun) a load carried; anything hard to bear.  

noble - (adj) having excellent qualities, especially related to character or morals.

Summary

Class began with two student compositions being read aloud.  Then we read over our story source for homework this week.  We learned a new dress-up in class today, the who-which clause.  Three new vocabulary words were added.  After working in our workbooks, we played a lively vocabulary game.

Homework due this week

Day One

  • Read Candymakers:  Introduction (Breaking News) & (Things you need to know), also Part One (Logan) Chapter 1.

  • Read The Little Dutch Boy on workbook page 54.  

  • Write an outline on page 55.  Remember you may need to fit information from several sentences on one line on the outline.

Day Two

  • Write your rough draft of paragraph 1.

  • Write your rough draft of paragraph 2.

  • Write your rough draft of paragraph 3.

Day Three

  • Read over your rough draft with your editor and make corrections.

  • Double check your checklist on page 58 and make corrections.

  • Neatly write or type your final draft.  Mark all dress-ups, the sentence opener, and the optional decoration.

  • Study vocabulary words.

Extra points if you add in vocabulary words! This week you will only turn in your final draft and checklist on page 58.

Have a fabulous week!

If you missed class:

Add vocabulary words: 

anticipate - (verb) to see ahead of time

content  - (adj) satisfied

dismayed  - (adj) discouraged; disheartened

Read over page 57 and answer the questions, practicing the who-which clause.

Please text me if you have any questions. 931-446-9912

October 1, 2019

Sept. 24, 2019

Summary

Class began with a vocabulary quiz.  Homework was turned in and all dress-ups were reviewed.  After covering the ly sentence opener, we talked about narrative story sequence on page 44 in the workbook.  We finished by reading over this weeks story sequence and looking at the checklist.

Homework

Day 1

  • Read Chapter 5 in Homer Price.

  • Read Damocles and the King (Section 1) on page 46.

  • Create an outline on page 47. Remember that there are only 5 sentences listed on the outline, try to condense information to make the paragraphs' key ideas fit.

  • Read Damocles and the King (Section II) on page 48.

  • Write an outline on page 49.  Again, you need to fit the information in 5 sentences.

  • Read Damocles and the King (Section III) on page 50.

  • Create an outline on page 51, make the paragraph fits into 5 sentences.

Day 2

  • Write the rough draft for paragraph 1, using only your outline on page 47 and your checklist on page 52.  Remember you will need all three dress-ups, and the sentence opener in each and every paragraph.

  • Write the rough draft for paragraph 2 using your outline on page 49 and your checklist.

  • Write your final rough draft using the outline on page 51 and the checklist on page 52.

**Add 2 vocabulary words and one Alliteration to your three paragraphs for an extra 3 points.  

Day 3

  • Have your editor read over your story.  Make necessary corrections.

  • Double check your checklist. Make sure all dress-ups and the sentence opener is labeled and underlined.  Highlight your 2-3 key words in your title and last sentence.  

  • Add 2 vocabulary words and an Alliteration. Underline them. If you choose to.

  • Write your final draft of paragraph 1.

  • Write your final draft of paragraph 2.

  • Write your final draft of paragraph 3.

  • You will only turn in your final draft this week with your checklist.  Make sure your name is on both papers and have them ready to turn in.

Have a great week! 

Summary

Class involved turning in homework and receiving graded homework.  We reviewed banned words, and dress-ups.  Three new vocabulary words were added.  Diligently, we reviewed Grammar and dialogue.  Class ended after we worked independently on outlines for this week's homework.

Homework due Sept. 24, 2019

***The Ants and the Grasshoppers outline page 39, rough draft (1 paragraph), final draft (1 paragraph), and checklist page 42.  

***First vocabulary quiz will be in class next week over words:  plummet, remedy, diligently, chorus, lurch, venture, saunter, ravishing, and woefully.  New words from class on Sept. 17 will not be on the quiz.

***Read Chapter 5 in Homer Price.

Day One   Read The Ants and the Grasshoppers  on page 38 in your workbook.  Write an outline line by line or sentence by sentence on page 39.  

Read Chapter 5 in Homer Price. 

Day Two   Write your rough draft from your outline on page 39.  Tear out your outline and checklist on page 42.  Close your workbook so you are not tempted to look at the paragraph on page 38.  Once you have written the paragraph in your own words have your editor read over it.  Make changes.  Check your paragraph for banned words.  Add two vocabulary words. Double check your checklist.  Remember the decoration Alliteration is not required, it is extra credit.  However, it is recommended.  

Day Three   Rewrite your paragraph, neatly.  Double check dress-ups and sentence opener.  Put your outline (39), rough draft, final draft and checklist (42).  Place them in the front of your binder so they are ready to be turned in.  

****Study your vocabulary words for a quiz that will be taken in class on Sept. 24.

Please read directions carefully so that your are organized for class. 

Thank you!

Sept. 17, 2019

                                                        Sept 10, 2019

Summary

Class was busy today covering three dress-ups: ly adverb, strong verb, and quality adjective.  Three new vocabulary words were added to our list. We reviewed all of our banned words: go/went, come/came, got/get, say/said, good, bad, pretty, ugly, nice, mean, big, and a lot. Working in pairs we completed workbook brainstorming. Lastly, we talked about how we form a title by using the last sentence in our paragraph, clincher sentence.  Class ended after we worked on editing a rough draft. 

 

***If you missed class please read the bottom of the page first.  Then come back to the homework.

 

Homework

Read chapter 4 in Homer Price.  Write an outline for The Crow and the Peacocks.  Use your outline to write a rough draft paragraph then edit your paragraph adding dress-ups, etc.  Finally, write your final paragraph.

 

Day 1  Read The Crow and the Peacocks.  Write an outline on page 31.  Read chapter 4 in Homer Price.

 

Day 2  Tear out your outline on page 31.  Close your workbook. Use only your outline to write a paragraph.  Take note of the “moral” or teaching of the fable. Use the “moral” to complete your final clincher sentence.  Also, use the final clincher sentence to create your title. Have your editor read it! Make any corrections necessary.

 

Day 3  Read over your story looking at the checklist on page 34.  Make sure you have all three dress-ups in your paragraph. Add vocabulary words for extra points.  Make sure your name, date, and title are on the paper. Be sure to double check all banned words. *Note they are listed above in the Summary section.

***Study vocabulary words, test in 2 weeks.

 

Missed Class

  1. Add these vocabulary words to index cards.

Saunter - (verb) to walk around slowly and leisurely.

Ravishing - (adj.) to cause to be overcome with delight.

Woefully - (ly) in a manner full of grief.

 

  1. Read your workbook pages 27and 28.  Fill in the blanks on page 27.

  2. Read over your assignment on page 29.

  3. Read over page 33 creating a title.  Your title should be taken from the last sentence in your paragraph the “moral” or teaching in the story.

August 3, 2019

Summary of Class

We added new vocabulary words and banned words.  After reviewing strong verbs dress-ups, I read a few Aesop’s Fables aloud.  Students worked on outlines for the upcoming homework after reading Belling the Cat.

 

If you missed class, do this!

 

  1. Write these vocabulary words on index cards.

chorus - (verb) to speak or sing together.

lurch - (verb)  to move suddenly to one side.

venture - (verb)  to go or do courageously.

 

       2.  Add these banned words to the banned word list.  In the back of your binder behind the banned word tab, find the verb sheet.  

If you do not have these words add them and highlight them. We will add to them next week.

go/went 

come/came

say/said

get/got

****These words will now be banned from your outlines and paragraphs.

 

        3.  Read over page 19. Pay close attention to the strong verbs section.  This will be our first dress-up and it will be added to your paragraph this week.

Homework

Day 1 Read chapter 3 Homer Price.

 

Day 2 Study vocabulary words.  Read Belling the Cat on page 22 in your workbook.  Write a line by line outline on page 23.

 

Day 3  Tear out your outline on page 23. Put away your workbook.  Write one paragraph using your outline. This is a fable. You can write the story using your outline or  you may change characters and setting. However, the story needs to be similar and the “moral” or “point” needs to be the same.  Be creative!

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