Monday, April 30th
Apr 30th, 2012 by admin

7th Grade:

The poetry devices worksheets we started in class today are due tomorrow, May 1st. We’ll be continuing to use those terms (assonance, consonance, alliteration, repetition, rhyme, rhythm, and onomatopoeia) to discuss style as it relates to our poet mentors. Also, students should have selected their poet mentors for the project by tomorrow, May 1st. If a student wishes to use a poet that is not on the list provided, s/he needs to clear that poet with Ms. Hammons first.

8th Grade

1.  You should have turned in a highlighted and clean copy of your Childhood Games narrative by now.

2. Be filling in the Character Mandala Chart given in class today.  Look for and print pictures that will guide your drawings of the symbols you’ve selected to represent a character from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Monday, April 23, 2012
Apr 23rd, 2012 by admin

7th Grade

Today in class we heard more quality speeches on war-torn literature books.  We have a few  more to go.  Students who were absent or not prepared at their scheduled slot will present during Ohana as we need to move on to our next unit of study: poetry.

All final draft of essays and cue cards must be turned in by Wednesday, April 25.

8th Grade

In class today, we highlighted the Childhood Games narrative’s required elements.  If you were absent or didn’t have yours in class, you must complete this assignment outside of class.  Here’s the color code: 1. dialogue=yellow  2. narrative opening=pink   3. blocking=blue  4. character dialogue=orange  5. interior monologue=purple  6. figurative language=green.

On Wednesday, April 24, you are to submitt a highlighted draft and a second, clean (no-highlights) draft.

The Adventures of  Tom Sawyer final test is Friday, April 27.

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Apr 19th, 2012 by admin

7th Grade

We’ve been informed and enlightened by several war-torn literature novel speeches.  You’ve exhibited poise, passion, and profiency in delivery and content.  I’m impressed and pleased; I know the angst of public speaking.

Remember, you are to submit your essay (best copy)  and your cue cards following your speech.

8th Grade

Tomorrow, April 20th, the vocabulary definitions and one exercise are due; plus, in class, you’ll be quizzed on the words.

Should you not have the vocab list, here are the words: 1. zephyr  2. frivolous  3. infallible  4. furtive  5. fetter  6. stealthy  7. lugubrious  8. clandestine  9. trifle  10. impudent  *11. illustrious  *12. alacrity  *13. conjecture  *14. ominous  *15. aristrocracy

On Monday, April 23, you must have a draft of your Childhood Games narrative as we will highlight the required elements: narrative opening, dialogue, blocking, character description, interior monologue, other (hyperbole, simile, metaphor, personification, idiomatic expression, sensory details, etc. ) 

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