(No Bell Work 08-19-20) Library Scavenger Hunt (complete for a grade) Vocabulary assigned Bias Confirm Contradict Investigate Observation
Bell Work 08-20-13 In the following sentences, underline the verbs. Circle any adverbs. Draw an arrow to the verb, adjective or adverb they modify. The track team ran very swiftly and quietly around the track. The class admired a beautifully painted mural and applauded the artist enthusiastically. The teacher read slowly and the class followed along quite dutifully.
Homework Review Remember, I am looking for thorough and thoughtful answers. We are striving for our best! When we answer questions, we are practicing reading comprehension as well as our writing skills; therefore, I will only accept answers written in complete sentences. Remember that complete sentences: Have a subject and predicate Begin with a capital letter and end with some form of punctuation. Do not begin with a conjunction (because, so, and, etc)
Weekly Review Weekly reviews will be given every week and will be cumulative (meaning I may ask you this week what we learned last week or the week before). You need to spend some time each week reviewing your notes for the week. I am here every day until at least 3.30 if you need clarification on a concept or skill. Make sure to ask if you need help!
WHY WE READ! Only one-third of all students entering high school are proficient in reading– only about 15 percent of African American students, and 17 percent of Hispanic students. (NAEP Reading_2009) Two thirds of eighth graders do not read at grade level (proficient). (NAEP Reading_2009) 47% of students who took the ACT’s in 2009 did not meet the ACT College Readiness for the Reading section of the ACT Benchmark. (the ACT) The 2009 SAT results revealed that students who had four or more years of English and Language Arts study scored over 100 points more in Critical Reading, Writing and Mathematics sections than students who had one year or less training. (The College Board) Every school day in America, 3,000 students drop out—the majority of them are poor readers. Students with below grade level reading skills are twice as likely to drop out of school as those who can read on or above grade level. (Adolescent Literacy: A National Reading Crisis) Among adults at the lowest level of literacy proficiency, 43% live in poverty. Among adults with strong literacy skills, only 4% live in poverty. (First Book) If a child reads as much as one million words per year, they will be in top 2% of all children on standardized reading tests. If a child reads as little as 8000 words per year, they will be in bottom 2% of all children on standardized reading tests. Therefore, if you read 3,000 words every day you will be in the top 2%. If you read 20 words every day, you will be in the bottom 2%.
Writer’s Notebook--What are you reading?? Title: Author: Genre: Number of Pages:Page I’m On: Summary: Summarize what you’ve read so far. Give details from the text and include any questions you have. You may also include a reaction to the book up to this point (do you like it? Why or why not?)
Title: Divergent Author:Veronica Roth Genre: Science Fiction Number of Pages:487Page I’m On:119 Summary: This book is set in the future, in what we know as Chicago. The main character is Beatrice, who has to choose whether to remain with her family “faction,” which values selflessness or leave her family forever to join another faction. Each of the five factions in the book represent communities, and each hold different values and roles in society. This book is full of suspense. It has great character development, although it is sometimes hard for me to picture the scenery and setting because it is very different than what our society is like today...
Bell Work08-22-13 Write these sentences in your notebook. Circle the interjections and underline the conjunctions. “Oh my goodness!” exclaimed Mrs. Smith, “I thought you understood the material, but clearly you are confused.” “Oh no! I don’t know whether to join the drama club or the academic team.” “You will either do your homework, or you will receive a zero,” the teacher stated.
Notes (include with bell work or in the notes section, whichever works best for you!) Coordinating Conjunctions—join words or groups of words that are used in the same way: and, but, for, nor, or, so, yet Correlative Conjunctions—pairs of conjunctions that join words or groups of words that are used in the same way. both…andeither…orneither…nor Whether…ornot only…but also
Grammar Review Remember, nouns and pronouns are different parts of speech. Don’t overlook the abstract nouns—remember they are primarily emotions or qualities. You must look at how the word is used in the sentence to determine its function/part of speech. “Sunday” is a proper noun….except when it’s “Sunday morning” in which case it becomes an adjective describing morning. Take your time!!
Bell Work08-23-13 Circle the prepositional phrase in each sentence. Put a box around the preposition. Draw a line to the object of the proposition. (Hint: each sentence has more than one prepositional phrase!) Throughout the centuries people have read about the legend of Romulus and Remus. According to legend, Mars, the god of war in Roman mythology, was the father of the twin brothers Romulus and Remus.
What Should I Be Doing?? Vocabulary Quiz and Weekly Review Grammar activity from yesterday (no talking until all quizzes are complete.) Studying for nouns quiz (Wednesday!) Reading your library book