Mrs. Manzella's Newsletter

This week in ELA!!

UPCOMING DATES!!

Feb. 23 - Six Flags Reading Forms Due

Mar. 4 - Argumentative Essay Due

Mar. 4 - Early Out

Mar. 9 - Book orders due

Homework

Monday: Fluency

Tuesday: Fluency

Wednesday: Fluency

Thursday: Fluency

Friday: Fluency Due!

Spelling Words Week of Feb. 29 Mar. 8

echoes

halves

solos

leaves

heroes

cliffs

scarves

potatoes

pianos

volcanoes

sheriffs

calves

tomatoes

cellos

wolves

ratios

stereos

yourselves

studios

bookshelves


**vetoes

**mosquitoes

**avocados

**wharves

**sopranos


Test Tuesday - Mar. 9

The Princess Who Became a King

Skills for the week:

Cause and Effect

Historical Characters

Conclusions & Generalizations


Test Tuesday - Mar. 8

Want to know more about Hatshepsut and Ancient Egypt?? Click on the links below to find out more!

Grammar for the Week

Appositive - a word or group of words that follows a noun to identify or explain it.

Example: Her reign, lasting 22 years, was successful.


Commas set off a nonrestrictive element that makes sense.

Example: Hatshepsut, unlike Egyptian royal women before her, ruled as a pharaoh.


Parentheses set off a parenthetical element that shows a break in though.

Example: She was a princess before she declared herself pharaoh (king of Egypt).


Test Tuesday - Mar. 8

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