Middle School Language Arts & More!

Mr. Richard Rouillard

WEEK OF April 27, 2015

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72 students from 7 schools will be there!

Noon Dismissal on Thursday

The following students will be representing our school at the Spelling Bee:


Madison Heydon (Grade 3), Evelyn Martinez (Grade 3), Ngozi Charles (Grade 4), Reece Padilla (Grade 4), Kristin Chui (Grade 5), Justin Pyun (Grade 5), Stormm Scott (Grade 6), Diego Meraz (Grade 6), Charlene Kim (Grade 7), Kiani Dawes (Grades 7), Erica Toide (Grade 8), Ryan Lee (Grade 8)


Thank you for representing Ascension, congratulations to everyone, and best of luck!

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Noon Dismissal on Friday

Optional Parent-Teacher Conference is scheduled for Friday, May 1.

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THIS WEEK'S LESSONS AND ASSIGNMENTS

6th Grade Religion (Monday - Friday)

We will be working on Lessons 80-82. Worksheets will accompany the lessons.


Bible verse quiz this Friday!

6th Grade Language Arts (Monday - Friday)

Grammar (Monday & Tuesday):


  • Monday: Special Problems in Using Modifiers, p.204
  • Monday homework: Ex.5, p.205
  • Tuesday: Double Negatives, p.209
  • Tuesday homework: Ex.6 & Review C, pp.210-211


Literature (Wednesday - Friday):


  • We will continue reading William Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth this week. In 6th grade, we are reading from the Sparknote No Fear Shakespeare edition. This is a good introductory book since it has Shakespeare's language side-by-side with a facing-page translation into modern English for ease of understanding. However, we are going to be reading strictly from the Shakespeare side, while using the modern English side if and when needed. Students are expected to take notes and be involved in the reading. Questions, quizzes, and writing assignments will accompany our reading of Macbeth.


Vocabulary Workshop (Tuesday):


  • Unit 12 Vocabulary Workshop (due Wednesday)
  • Unit 12 Test next Tuesday

6th Grade Computer (Wednesday)

  • Students will start on the Scratch Interactive Project

    Scratch

    With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

6th Grade Spanish (Viernes)

  • Due to our Noon dismissal on Friday, there will be no Spanish class this week.

7th Grade Language Arts (Monday - Friday)

Grammar (Monday):


  • Ch.9 Grammar test on Monday
  • Monday: Ch.10: Using Pronouns Correctly, p.200, Case, p.201; Nominative Case, p.203
  • Monday homework: Ex.1, p.203 and Ex.2, p.204


Literature (Tuesday - Wednesday):


  • We will continue reading William Shakespeare's tragedy, Othello. We are reading from the Folger Library edition. Although we will be reading most of the play in class, students may be assigned some independent reading at home. We will then go over the assigned reading in class. Discussion questions, quizzes, and writing assignments will accompany our reading of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays.



Vocabulary Workshop (Monday):


  • Unit 12 Vocabulary Workshop (due Wednesday)
  • Unit 12 Test next Monday

8th Grade Religion (Monday - Friday)

We will be working on Lessons 84-86. Worksheets will accompany the lessons.


Bible verse quiz this Friday

8th Grade Language Arts (Monday - Friday)

Grammar (Monday & Tuesday):


  • Ch.8 Grammar Test on Monday
  • Monday: Ch.9: Using Verbs Correctly, p.184, The Principal Parts of a Verb, p.186; Regular Verbs, p.187; Irregular Verbs, p.188
  • Monday homework: Ex.2, p.193 & Ex.3, p.194
  • Tuesday: Verb Tense, p.196
  • Tuesday homework: Ex.4, p.199. Write out the paragraph and underline the answers.


Literature (Wednesday - Friday):


  • We will continue reading William Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet. We are reading from the Folger Library edition. Although we will be reading most of the play in class, students may be assigned some independent reading at home. We will then go over the assigned reading in class. Discussion questions, quizzes, and writing assignments will accompany our reading of one of Shakespeare's longest and greatest plays.


Vocabulary Workshop (Monday):


  • Unit 12 Vocabulary Workshop (due Wednesday)
  • Unit 12 Test next Tuesday

Middle School Electives: Graphic Design (Thursday)

  • Due to our Noon dismissal on Thursday, there Electives this week.
FREE RICE

500 grains earns you 1 point of extra credit on a grammar assignment or up to 1,000 grains earns you 2 points of extra credit on a grammar or vocabulary 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. Be sure to write your name on the printout!

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