A Glimpse Into Next Week in English

What you can look forward to and expect next week!

A note about exams:

Next week is exam week and I'm excited for you to show off all that you've learned and the skills you've acquired so far this year. I suggest reviewing the exam review sheets and other handouts from class each day leading up to the exam (cramming does NOT work!). Be sure to drink plenty of water, eat well, and get quality sleep to ensure your brain is working at its optimum level! Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions or concerns about the exam; I'm here to help!

Agenda for Next Week

For most of my classes, we'll be meeting only 3 times next week for a 'regular' class (in addition to the exam period). On those days, we'll be working on a project that will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of imagery and figurative language. It's called the "Imagery Poem and Painting Project". It involves selecting a picture, using watercolors to paint it, and then capturing that image in words using similes, metaphors, and personification.

It's a lot of fun and will be a great stress reliever during this exam week. Most importantly, it ensures you can successfully use and understand imagery!

This project will due at the end of the week (Friday, January 17th). It will count towards your Quarter 3 grade.

Bring a Book to Your Exam!

I've confirmed that you are allowed to bring an independent reading book to read when you complete and turn in your exam. When you enter the classroom on your exam day, bring your book directly to the front of the room to turn it in. Then, when/if you finish your exam before the time is up, I will give you your book and you may read silently until the exam period is over. Find something you are really excited to read and bring it on your exam day!

Mrs. Shah's Contact Information

As always, please feel free to contact me with questions, comments, or concerns!

One more thing! Media Center Survey

Ms. Yu really needs your help, and all it takes is a few minutes of your time! The 7th and 8th graders are completing this survey in greater numbers than 6th graders, and you are the ones who are going to use the media center the longest. Here's a link to the survey:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3WHXKY6