• Happy New Year!

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 1/13/2019

    We had a great first week back at school with field trips to the MS History Museum and MS Civil Rights Museum on Wednesday and Thursday!  The field trips coincide with our Big Questions:  What are the characteristics of a hero? and Why do people act heroically?  

    We will continue this unit with non-fiction reading over the next few weeks before we start our Novel study of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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  • FIELD TRIP PERMISSION FORM AND MONEY DUE BY WEDNESDAY, 12/12/18!

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 12/10/2018 5:10:00 PM

    PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR FIELD TRIP FORM AND MONEY BY WEDNESDAY FOR THE MUSEUM FIELD TRIP SCHEDULED IN JANUARY!  THIS IS DUE BY WEDNESDAY!  FORMS WERE SENT HOME WEEK BEFORE LAST!

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  • Benchmark Assessment Part 2 Tuesday, December 11th

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 12/10/2018 4:35:00 PM

    PARENTS AND STUDENTS:  Be sure to have Chromebooks charged and ready for assessment!  

    20 minutes to complete the Reading (part 1); then begin Writing (part 2)

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  • Benchmark Assessment is Monday, December 10 and Tuesday, December 11

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 12/6/2018 7:00:00 AM

    ELA 2nd 9 Weeks Benchmark Assessments are:

    Monday, December 10:  

    Part 1 (Reading)

    Get plenty of rest Sunday night, so you can show what you've worked so hard to do on Monday! You'll have lots to read.   

    BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR CHROMEBOOK CHARGED COMPLETELY!  I WILL HAVE A STRICT SEATING CHART!

    Tuesday, December 11:

    Part 2 (Writing)

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  • Study Guide/Standard(s) Study for Summative Assessment

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 11/14/2018 3:30:00 PM

    The attached is a study guide/standards study for the summative assessment 11/15/18.  Included are the concepts, the standard in the form of "I can" statements, AND question stems for you to review.  

     

    I believe reviewing this guide and connecting the question stems with the standard, you will be successful tomorrow!  Remember ALWAYS read the question and the answer choices very carefully!  

    Study Guide/Standard Study

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  • Commonly Confused Words: There vs. Their/Its vs. It's

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 11/13/2018 4:20:00 PM

    Read the article in the attached link from Scope magazine (September 2018)  Correct the grammar!

    Grammar's Gassy Cows

     

    Read the article in the attached link from Scope magazine (October 2018)  Correct the grammar!

    Grammar's Jellyfish Invasion

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  • Summative Assessment is Thursday, November 15, 2018!

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 11/13/2018 10:30:00 AM
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  • Focus Standards: 11/5 - 11/9

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 11/7/2018 8:25:00 AM

    In addition to the standards we have been working on, we will continue with a Short Story Unit, as well as Narrative Writing.

     

    RL.8.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an accurate summary of the text based upon this analysis.

     

    W.8.3:  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

     

    RL.8.6 Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.

     

    RL.8.5 Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.

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  • Mock Trial is Tuesday 10/30/18 See Class Calendar for upcoming events!

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 10/28/2018 1:30:00 PM

    Students have been working across the curriculum preparing for their mock trial on Tuesday.  We had a quick run-through on Friday, and the preparation shows!  

    We are busy practicing writing arguments and claims, as well as using speaking and listening skills express our thinking!  

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  • Mock Trial Final Draft due by midnight 10/25/2018

    Posted by Lisa Shaw on 10/25/2018 10:25:00 AM

    Since we have been working on these all week, the final drafts need to be submitted in CANVAS by midnight tonight.  Be sure to type them in WORD and SAVE them in WORD.  You also need to color code each part of the argument according to the color coding system from the PPT.  [This is easier to do after you type your paragraph(s)].  If any revisions are needed to be made, re-submissions will have to be made before midnight, or after I re-open in CANVAS tomorrow.

    I am out sick today, but will hopefully be back tomorrow.  

     

    Mrs. Shaw

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