Thursday, September 27, 2007

Thursday Sept 26

Today we corrected your Mastery Review assignment and I collected it.

Next you took your test!

Have a great Friday off! See you Monday!

Looking Ahead:
You will need your Princess Bride books Monday!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tuesday Sept. 25

Today we began by correcting last night's homework.

Next we took a look at possessive nouns! Make sure you memorize those rules! It will be helpful when you take your test on THURSDAY.

Page 417 check point #11-15
Page 420/421 #1-10 (answers only), #11-20 (answers only) and Part C--rewrite the paragraph

Tomorrow you will have a guest teacher! I will expect that you are on your best behavior. She will correct with you the homework from this evening and collect it along with the homework from the previous two evenings.

Next she will be giving you a MASTERY GRADE REVIEW assignment. This will be due on Thursday.

Your test will be on Thursday too! Make sure you study!

Monday, September 24, 2007

MONDAY Sept 24

Today we discussed the predicate noun notes you took on Friday and then graded the TRY THIS problems.

Next we added some singular and plural work on Page 418 in the way of notes.

You had generous class time to get your assignment either started or finished.

Page 416 #6-10
Page 417 #16-20, you only need to note the subjects and predicate nouns
Page 417 Check Point #1-10
Page 418 #1-10

Looking Ahead:
Your test on this unit is slated for Thursday!

Friday, September 21, 2007

FRIDAY Sept. 21st

Today we began by correcting last night's homework and answering any questions you had. Then I collected it.

Next you took a mini-quiz covering subjects, verbs, indirect and direct objects.

After you finished the test you took notes on Predicate Nouns on page 416. Then you attempted problems from PART A #1-5 (answers only) and problems #11-15 (write out the sentences). If you did not finish this in class, it is now your homework!

On Monday we will discuss what you read about and continue on with the unit.

Have a terrific weekend!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Thursday Sept. 20

Today we corrected last night's homework and I collected the assignment from Tues. and Wed. evening.

Next we discussed indirect objects.

Page 414-415
#1-15--I changed the directions. I would like you to identify the Subject (S), Verb (V), DO (direct object) and IO (indirect object).

#16-18--follow the directions given

Part C page 415--Choose only 5 people and use the sentence given. Do this within your homework. On a separate sheet, be creative and draw the person with the item you have chosen to give them. Then, put the sentence on the top or the bottom of your paper.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wednesday Sept 19

Today we corrected our class/homework from yesterday.

Next we discussed nouns as direct objects.

Page 412 #1-10
Page 413 Check Point #1-15

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I hope you enjoyed your Monday off! Now it is back to some more grammar work :)

I passed back your tests today. If you still have questions on ones that you have wrong, I invite you to bring a bag lunch tomorrow and meet me in 305 for a study session. Remember: this information will probably appear on your mid-term, so it pays off to learn it now!

Next we started our next unit on NOUNS!

Page 409 #1-10 (you do not have to do #11-15)
Page 410 #1-5
Page 411 #1-10

Click on the link and find out about a writing contest through Walden Media (makers of children's films like The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Friday, September 14, 2007

FRIDAY Sept 14th

Today we corrected the second part of the review and then you took your test!

For the weekend....((drum roll.....)) YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO ENGLISH HOMEWORK!!!!

Enjoy your weekend, but come back Tuesday (remember: no school Monday!) ready to get into a new unit!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Thursday Sept 13

Today we corrected your mastery review assignment from yesterday.

Next you did part 2 of the review.

Page 400 & 401
Part F -- #56-70
Part G -- # 71-80
Part H -- #81-90
Part I --#91-100
Part J--#101-105


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wednesday Sept 12

Today we did the first part of the review.

Page 398/399
Part A --- #1-10
Part B --- #11-20
Part C --- #21-30
Part D --- #31-45
Part E --- #46-55

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

TUESDAY September 11

Today we corrected last night's assignment. You kept this work and added to it what we discussed today: run-ons!

Page 396 #1-10, #11-20
Page 397 Check Point Part A, Part B--follow the directions given in the book

We will review tomorrow and Thursday in class for Friday's Test!

Monday, September 10, 2007

MONDAY Sept 10

Today we did a short review of what you have been learning in this unit.

Next we corrected the weekend's homework and I collected pg 385, 387, 388, and 391.

Finally we discussed "there" in sentences as well as run-ons and fragments.

Page 392 #1-10
Page 394 #1-10 Part A
Part B, rewrite the paragraph correctly.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Friday, Sept. 7

Today we corrected last night's homework and discussed any issues you had with it.

Next I passed back your first homework assignment and your Friendly Letter. I further discussed how I grade and some of my shorthand remarks that I use to grade your papers with. If you ever have questions as to the comments that I put on your papers, PLEASE SEE ME! I am more than happy to explain them to you!

Then we took a look at the new work on page 388 and 390 and you jotted down some helpful notes.

Page 388 #1-10 answers only
Page 390 #1-10 answers only

I will collect this work along with Thursday's homework on Monday.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Thursday Sept 6

Today we started class with a free write entitled "My Funniest Memory". We will be using these in a further class so make sure to keep track of it in your folder.

Next we corrected last night's assignment and I collected it along with the assignment we corrected yesterday.

Finally we discussed compound sentences and types of sentences.

Page 385 #1-10
Page 385 #11-20
Page 387 #1-10

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Today I collected your final draft of your friendly letter. Next we corrected last night's homework assignment.

Finally we began a new discussion on verbs. We started on 378 with action and state of being verbs and moved on to 380 with helping verbs.

pg. 378 notes, pg. 379 Part A #1-10 A.O.
pg. 380/top of 382 notes, pg. 381 part A #1-10 A.O.,part B #11-20 A.O.
pg. 382 Part A. #1-10 A.O.

**I will be collecting last night's homework that we checked today as well as the assignment above tomorrow for credit.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

TUESDAY September 4

Today you received your textbook! We discussed understanding sentences beginning on page 374.

I also checked to make sure you did your homework. I looked for a signature on your draft from someone who read your work at home.

You had plenty of time to begin the bookwork in class. In case you didn't finish it though, it is now homework. Page 374 #1-15, Page 377 #1-15 and #16, 20. Each part requires answers only.

The other part of your homework is to finish your friendly letter. The final copy is due tomorrow WITH THE RUBRIC! You need to copy the rubric below, paste it in a word document, and hand it in along with your Final Draft (typed, of course!)


___/20 gives clear details for all the paragraphs given in the directions

___/20 clearly edited (grammar/mechanics)

___/5 includes rubric attached to the BACK

___/10 includes all 5 parts of the Friendly Letter