English Language Arts

Week 11

Argumentative Research Essay

This week, we went to the library to begin the research process for our next essay (due 11/30).

Unit Test Next Week

Students' first unit test is Friday, 10/23. The following concepts will appear on the test:


  • parts of speech- nouns, pronouns (and antecedents), verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, interjections, and conjunctions
  • plot diagram- exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, protagonist, antagonist, and conflict
  • citing textual evidence- basic ability to show where in the text a student found their answer to a question
  • theme
  • main idea
  • intended audience
  • author's purpose- to inform, persuade, or entertain
  • what is a narrative?
  • Greek/Latin roots/prefixes/suffixes

Students will complete review activities in the days leading up to the test.


Online Flashcards

Online "Scatter" Game

Online "Race" Game

Printable Flashcards

Study Guide DUE THURSDAY, 10/22!

Students are expected to have the entire study guide completed by Thursday, 10/22, so that we can go over the answers before the test. I will be sending home a hard copy today, but you can find it digitally here.

Independent Reading

Students need 8 independent reading points by the end of October (for a total of 19 so far this year). These points can be earned by taking AR quizzes or completing lessons on Reading Plus. For more information click here.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 23rd:

Real Men Wear Pink! Everyone wears pink!

Breast Cancer items for sale- $1 each


October 30th:

Student Donations of $2 = pajama/hat day!

Real Men Wear Pink! Everyone wears pink!

Breast Cancer items for sale- $1 each

Coming Soon...

Next week, we will do review centers and a study guide to help us prepare for our unit test, which is on Friday, 10/23.