Middle School Language Arts & More!

Mr. Richard Rouillard

WEEK OF DECEMBER 15, 2014

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Miracle on Main Street


Join us Thursday, December 18, at 7 PM as the 5th - 8th graders present the Christmas musical, Miracle on Main Street.

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For the 6th grade class parents:

6th Grade Cultural Christmas Potluck (9:15 AM - 11:45 AM)

The 6th Grade class would like to have a Christmas party on Friday, December 19. We would like to have a potluck-style party with some students bringing something in the theme of Cultural Christmas. Please share a dish or dessert with the class that your family (culture) would normally prepare or enjoy during the holidays.


Please be aware that we have a student with peanut allergy! If you like, you can also sign up to bring soda, or napkins and plastic utensils if you prefer.


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Thank you very much for helping with our Christmas party!


The 6th Grade Class

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THIS WEEK'S LESSONS AND ASSIGNMENTS

Assignments are subject to change due to the Christmas musical rehearsals.

6th Grade Religion

We will be working on Lessons 35-38. Worksheets will accompany the lessons.


Bible verse quiz this Thursday!

6th Grade Language Arts

Grammar (Monday & Tuesday):


  • No grammar assignments this week due to rehearsals


Literature (Wednesday - Friday):


  • We will continue reading the novel, Holes by Louis Sachar (Ch.18+)

  • 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 was assigned last Wednesday
  • Introductory paragraph was 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):


  • Unit 6 will be assigned. It's due on Thursday.
  • Unit 6 test is scheduled for Tuesday, January 6.

6th Grade Computer

  • 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

  • No Spanish this week due to Noon dismissal on Friday

7th Grade Language Arts

Grammar (Monday & Tuesday):


  • Ch.4 Review
  • Monday homework: Ch.4 Review, pp.85-86, Evens
  • Ch. 4 Test on Tuesday
  • Ch.5: The Phrase, p.88
  • What is a Phrase?, p.89; Prepositional Phrases, p.90
  • Tuesday homework: Ex.2, p.91


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 was assigned by Wednesday
  • Introductory paragraph was 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):


  • Unit 6 will be assigned. It's due on Thursday.
  • Unit 6 test is scheduled for Monday, January 6.

8th Grade Religion

We will be working on Lessons 39-41. Worksheets will accompany the lessons.


Bible verse quiz this Thursday.

8th Grade Language Arts

Grammar (Monday & Tuesday):


  • Ch.4: Complements, p.78
  • Recognizing Complements, p.79
  • Direct Objects and Indirect Objects, p.81-83
  • Monday homework: Ex. 3, p.84
  • Recognizing Complements, p.79
  • Tuesday homework: Ex.1, p.80


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 for the holiday break.
  • I will review essays submitted on Google Docs throughout the holidays.
  • Final essay is due by Friday, Jan. 9 by 11:59 PM.


Vocabulary Workshop (Monday):


  • Unit 6 test on Monday
  • There is no assigned unit this week

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.