Middle School Language Arts & More!

Mr. Richard Rouillard

The Week of May the 4th Be With You!

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Two Ascension students won trophies at the Spelling Bee!


Kristin Chui (Grade 5) took 2nd Place!


Erica Toide (Grade 8) took 1st Place!


Congratulations to these two and thank you to the other students for representing Ascension at this year's Spelling Bee. We are very proud of all of you!

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THIS WEEK'S LESSONS AND ASSIGNMENTS

6th Grade Religion (Monday - Friday)

We will be working on Lessons 83-85. Worksheets will accompany the lessons.


Bible verse quiz this Friday!

6th Grade Language Arts (Monday - Friday)

Grammar (Monday & Tuesday):


  • Monday: Placement of Modifiers, p.211, Adjectives and Adverbs, Prepositional Phrases, p.212, Adjective Clauses, p.214
  • Monday homework: None
  • Tuesday: Ch.9 Review, pp.217-218
  • Tuesday homework: Ch.9 Review, pp.217-218


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.
  • A Compare and Contrast Essay will be assigned this Wednesday
  • Essay prompt: A tragic hero is a noble (famous or prominent) person who has a flaw in his or her character that ultimately leads to his or her downfall. Who in today's society would you consider as a tragic hero? Then compare him or her to Macbeth. Be sure to explain to what extent is Macbeth a tragic hero too. Your essay must include quotes and/or references to support your thesis.
  • Introductory paragraph is due on Sunday, May 10 by 11:59 PM on Google Docs.
  • Body paragraphs are due on Wednesay, May 13 by 11:59 PM.
  • Final completed essay is due on Sunday, May 17 by 11:59 PM.


Vocabulary Workshop (Tuesday):


  • Unit 12 Vocabulary test
  • No unit assigned this week

6th Grade Computer (Wednesday)

  • Students will work 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)

  • Unit 8, Lessons 5 - 6

7th Grade Language Arts (Monday - Friday)

Grammar (Monday & Tuesday):


  • Monday: The Objective Case, p.206
  • Monday homework: Ex.3, p.207 and Review B, p.208
  • Tuesday: Pronouns with Appositives, p.213; Reflexive Pronouns, p.214
  • Tuesday homework: Ex.6, p.213 and Ex.7, p.214


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.
  • A Compare and Contrast Essay will be assigned this Wednesday
  • Essay prompt: Conduct research on an "evil" character in history or literature. You can search history texts or literature anthologies to find other characters like Iago who caused destruction. Explore the character's motives. Compare and contrast your researched character to Iago. How are they alike? How are they different? Your essay must include quotes and/or references to support your thesis.
  • Introductory paragraph is due on Sunday, May 10 by 11:59 PM on Google Docs.
  • Body paragraphs are due on Wednesay, May 13 by 11:59 PM.
  • Final completed essay is due on Sunday, May 17 by 11:59 PM.


Vocabulary Workshop (Monday):


  • Unit 12 Vocabulary test
  • No unit assigned this week

8th Grade Religion (Monday - Friday)

We will be working on Lessons 88-90. Worksheets will accompany the lessons.


Bible verse quiz this Friday

8th Grade Language Arts (Monday - Friday)

Grammar (Monday & Tuesday):


  • Monday: Active Voice and Passive Voice, p.200
  • Monday homework: Ex.5, p.201
  • Tuesday: Ch.9 Review, pp.211-212
  • Tuesday homework:
  • Ch.9 Review, pp.211-212
  • Ch. 9 Grammar 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.
  • An Expository Essay will be assigned this Wednesday
  • Essay prompt: Choose ANY major character and discuss his/her personalities or motivations, or goals, AND purposes in the play as you see it. Tie this purpose into a coherent theme of observation the play is making. Your essay must include quotes and/or references to support your thesis.
  • Introductory paragraph is due on Sunday, May 10 by 11:59 PM on Google Docs.
  • Body paragraphs are due on Wednesay, May 13 by 11:59 PM.
  • Final completed essay is due on Sunday, May 17 by 11:59 PM.


Vocabulary Workshop (Monday):


  • Unit 12 Vocabulary test
  • No unit assigned this week

Middle School Electives: Graphic Design (Thursday)

  • We will 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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