Middle School Language Arts & More!

Mr. Richard Rouillard

WEEK OF DECEMBER 8, 2014

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Students in Middle School used iPads and Padlet.com to create a virtual wall in which to posts comments, thoughts, and answers to questions from our readings of our novels.


Click on the links to see the padlet walls we created:


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This week's "Miracle on Main Street" practice schedule


  • Monday: 10:15 - 11 AM
  • Tuesday: 9:15 - 10 AM
  • Wednesday: 11:00 - 11:45 AM
  • Thursday: 10:15 - 11 AM
  • Friday: 8:30 - 9:15 AM

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THIS WEEK'S LESSONS AND ASSIGNMENTS

6th Grade Religion

We will be working on Lessons 32-34. Worksheets will accompany the lessons.


Bible verse quiz this Friday!

6th Grade Language Arts

Grammar (Monday & Tuesday):


  • Ch.3 Review for test on Tuesday
  • Monday Homework: Ch.3 Review, pp.71-73, Evens
  • Ch.4: The Phrase and the Clause, p.74
  • Tuesday Homework: Ex.3, p.78


Literature (Wednesday - Friday):


  • We will continue reading the novel, Holes by Louis Sachar (Ch.9+)

  • Worksheets, Pop-Questions, and a novel test will accompany our reading of the novel



Essay #4: Expository Essay (Learning From Our Failure(s))


  • Stanley's father, an inventor, says, "I learn from failure." Students will write an expository essay describing a time when you failed at something. In what ways have you learned from your failure(s)?
  • The essay will be assigned by Wednesday
  • Introductory paragraph is due by Friday, Dec.12 by 11:59 PM on Google Docs.
  • Body paragraphs are due by Tuesday, Dec.16 by 11:59 PM.
  • Final essay is due by Friday, Dec.19 by 11:59 PM.



Vocabulary Workshop (Tuesday):


  • Test on Unit 5 on Tuesday
  • No vocabulary unit assigned this week

6th Grade Computer

  • The class will finish their PowerPoint Autobiographical Presentations
  • Next Project: students will work in teams of two to complete a Daily Temperature Chart using Excel and an online tool to chart their findings

6th Grade Spanish

  • Unit 7, Lesson 1

7th Grade Language Arts

Grammar (Monday & Tuesday):


  • Subject Complements, p.79; Predicate Nominatives, p.79
  • Monday homework: Ex.3, p.80
  • Predicate Adjectives, p.81
  • Tuesday homework: Assign Ex.4, p.81


Literature (Wednesday - Friday):


  • We will continue reading the novel, Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain (Ch.9+)
  • Worksheets, Pop-Questions, and a novel test will accompany our reading of the novel



Essay #4: Persuasive Essay (My Chosen Speaker)


  • Students will write a persuasive essay convincing the principal to have their chosen person speak at a school assembly. Who would the student choose to speak? Why choose this particular person?
  • The essay will be assigned by Wednesday
  • Introductory paragraph is due by Friday, Dec.12 by 11:59 PM on Google Docs.
  • Body paragraphs are due by Tuesday, Dec.16 by 11:59 PM.
  • Final essay is due by Friday, Dec.19 by 11:59 PM.



Vocabulary Workshop (Monday):


  • Test on Unit 5 on Monday
  • No vocabulary unit assigned this week

8th Grade Religion

We will be working on Lessons 36-38. Worksheets will accompany the lessons.


Bible verse quiz this Friday.

8th Grade Language Arts

Grammar (Monday & Tuesday):


  • The Interjection, p.71; Determining Parts of Speech, p.72
  • Monday homework: Review E, p.73
  • Ch.3 Review for test next Monday
  • Tuesday homework: Ch.3 Review, pp.75-77, Odds


Literature (Wednesday - Friday):


  • We will continue reading from the novel, The Pearl by John Steinbeck (Ch.5+)


Essay #3: Expository Essay (The Parable of The Pearl)


  • Steinbeck states, "If this story is a parable (a simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson), perhaps everyone take his own meaning from it and reads his own life into it." In your opinion, is The Pearl a parable? What meaning do you take from it? Were you able to "read your own life into it"? Please explain your answer using details from the book and examples from your life. The essay must include at least TWO quotes from the novel used to support the student's opinion. The use of quotes will be modeled in class using the Modern Language Association (MLA) format.
  • The essay will be assigned by Friday
  • Introductory paragraph is due by Monday, Dec.15 by 11:59 PM on Google Docs.
  • Body paragraphs are due by Wednesday, Dec.17 by 11:59 PM.
  • Final essay is due by Friday, Dec.19 by 11:59 PM.


Vocabulary Workshop (Monday):


  • Unit 6 Vocabulary Workshop (due Friday)
  • Unit 6 test next Monday

Middle School Electives: Graphic Design

  • Students will continue working on their Movie Poster Project using Microsoft Publisher
FREE RICE

For every 500 grains you earn, you will receive 1 point of extra credit on a grammar assignment (1 point max per assignment) or a vocabulary quiz (2 points max on a quiz).

BOOK ADVENTURE

Students are required to read one book and take a quiz per trimester. Please print out your Report and turn in for a grade.