Middle School Language Arts & More!

Mr. Richard Rouillard

WEEK OF April 20, 2015

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A special thank you and congratulations goes out to all of the Ascension students who represented our school at this year's Oratorical Affair. Those who received "Superior" on their presentations will be asked to present at this Wednesday's Chapel. Well done all!


  • 6th Grade: Luciano Diecedue (Good), Stormm Scott (Good)
  • 7th Grade: Jillian De La Motte (Superior), Charlene Kim (Excellent), Cindy Kim (Excellent) Kaleb Millan (Excellent)
  • 8th Grade: Ajay Ascano (Superior), Cierra Bush (Superior), Jennifer Kim (Excellent), Skyler Lamar (Excellent), Vincent Martinez (Excellent), Ariana Williams (Excellent)

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Well, it's at least the best guess of when he was born.

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THIS WEEK'S LESSONS AND ASSIGNMENTS

6th Grade Religion (Monday - Friday)

We will be working on Lessons 77-79. Worksheets will accompany the lessons.


Bible verse quiz this Friday!

6th Grade Language Arts (Monday - Friday)

Grammar (Monday & Tuesday):


  • Monday: Ch.9: Using Modifiers Correctly, p.196, What is a Modifier? p.197
  • Monday homework: Ex.1, p.198
  • Ch. 8 Test on Tuesday
  • Tuesday: Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs, p.199; Regular and Irregular Comparison, pp.200-203
  • Tuesday homework: Ex.3 & 4, pp.202-203


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 11 Vocabulary Test on Tuesday
  • No Vocabulary Unit assigned this week

6th Grade Computer (Wednesday)

  • Students will finish using Microsoft Word to write an article and learn how to create and write in columns.

6th Grade Spanish (Viernes)

  • Unit 8, Lessons 3 - 4

7th Grade Language Arts (Monday - Friday)

Grammar (Monday & Tuesday):


  • Monday: Active and Passive Voice, p.189
  • Monday homework: Ex.5, p.189. Write out sentences.
  • Tuesday:Assign Ch.9 Review, pp.197-199
  • Tuesday homework: Assign Ch.9 Review, pp.197-199
  • Ch.8 Grammar test next Monday


Literature (Wednesday - Friday):



  • 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 11 Vocabulary Test on Tuesday
  • No Vocabulary Unit assigned this week

8th Grade Religion (Monday - Friday)

We will be working on Lessons 81-83. Worksheets will accompany the lessons.


Bible verse quiz this Friday

8th Grade Language Arts (Monday - Friday)

Grammar (Monday & Tuesday):


  • Monday: Review 8u-8y, pp.177-179
  • Monday homework: Ex.13 & Review G, p.179-180
  • Tuesday: Ch.8 Review, pp.181-183, Evens
  • Tuesday homework: Ch.8 Review, pp.181-183, Evens
  • Ch.8 Test next Monday


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 11 Vocabulary Test on Tuesday
  • No Vocabulary Unit assigned this week

Middle School Electives: Graphic Design (Thursday)

  • We continue working on our CD Project this week. Students may redesign an existing CD cover, or design a CD cover of their own.
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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