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Posted by Ms. Flare on Monday, May 6th, 2013.

T:  Theme

C:  

  • Proverbs
  • Spelling 33
  • Thought Book
  • The Outsiders
H:
  • Spelling Lesson 33 - Due Friday
  • Thought Book - Write your own profound thought.  Due Friday
  • Famous author research paper - start thinking about an author!
 
Posted by Karen Flaherty on Monday, Mar 18th, 2013.

T:  Novella

 

C: 

 

 

H: 

 

 

 

 

Posted by Ms. Flare on Sunday, Mar 10th, 2013.

T:  Point of View

C:

  • Beauty & the Beast 
  • Spelling Lesson 27
  • The Pearl - chapter 3
  • Types of sentences:  simple, compound, complex
H:
  • Sentences worksheets due Wednesday (attached)
  • Spelling Lesson 27 - Due Friday. Test Friday.
  • Study prepositions and identify prep phrases -Due tomorrow (attached) - Memorize the 30 popular prepositions.
  • No thought book or cartoon this week
  • Read!  You need 25 AR points by the end of the quarter.

Posted by Ms Flaherty on Sunday, Feb 17th, 2013.

T: Poetry

C:

  • Review Poetry Terms -
  • Spelling Lesson 23
  • Thought book

Homework

  • Poetry Collection - Due tomorrow!
  • Thought Book - Booker T. Washington - Due Friday
  • Cartoon Vocabulary - candor and docile - Due Friday (attached)
  • Spelling Lesson 23 - Due Friday (attached)

 

 

 

 

"Associate with people of good quality if you esteem your own reputation, for it is better to be alone than in bad company."

Booker T. Washington

 


Posted by Karen Flaherty on Monday, Feb 4th, 2013.

T:  Poetry

C:

  • Poetry Notes
  • Spelling Lesson 21 (attached)
  • Thought book
  • Poetry Collection (see attached)

H:

  • Spelling Lesson 21 - Due Friday
  • Thought book
  • Poetry Collection - attached - Due Feb. 20, 2013

 

 Thought of the Week:

"No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent."  John Donne


Posted by Ms. Flaherty on Tuesday, Jan 22nd, 2013.

Big Question:  WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO COMMUNICATE?

T:  Vocabulary & Spelling

C:

  • Introduction to Unit 4 - Page 570
  • Big Question Vocabulary - page 570-571
  • Spelling Lesson 19
  • TB & CV - Due Friday - Choose your own thought
  • DSAT 3 - Take another look at it !

H:

  • Spelling Lesson 19 - Due Friday - Quiz Friday - Lesson 19 attached
  • Poetry Terms - page 574-575 - Notes/note cards...create terms study guide. Due Thursday.
  • Thought book- choose your own thought
  • Cartoon - caucus and congenial - Due Friday.

 

 

 


Posted by Ms. Flaherty on Sunday, Jan 6th, 2013.

BIG QUESTION?  WHAT SHOULD WE LEARN?

T:  Fact & Opinion

C:

  • Introduction to "All Together Now" pages 493-497.
  • Spelling Lesson 17 (attached)
  • Prepositions - worksheet attached
  •  Spelling Lesson 17 - Compound Words - (attached) Due Friday.
  • Cartoon Vocabulary - guile and citadel (attached) -Due Friday

H: 

      Writing Assignment: New Year's Goals!  Write at least 3 paragraphs!  Due Wednesday!
      Thought Book and Cartoon Due Friday
      Spelling lesson 17 - Due Friday.
      Read "All Together Now" pages 493-497.

 

Thought of the Week:

"Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity." Louis Pasteur


Posted by Ms. Flare on Sunday, Dec 9th, 2012.

Big Question:  What should we learn? 

T:  Types of Nonfiction

C: 

  • What Makes a Rembrandt? pages 412- 419 -Pearson texbook.  You can also access onilne at www.pearsonsuccessnet.com  (Unit 3)
  • Spelling Lesson 16 (attached)
  • Cartoon Vocabulary - irascible and cower (attached)
  • Prepositions -

H:

  • Answer questions 1 - 3 (all parts) on page 419 - "What Makes a Rembrandt?" Due tomorrow.
  • Spelling Lesson 16 - Due Friday (Quiz Friday)
  • Thought Book - Aesop -Due Friday
  • Read for pleasure

 

Thought of the Week - Dec. 10 - 14

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."

Aesop


Attachments:

 irascible.pdf
 lesson16.pdf
Posted by Ms. Flare on Monday, Dec 3rd, 2012.

Does every conflict have a winner?

T:  Unit 2 review

C:

  • Review plot
  • modifiers
  • Spelling L-15 (attached)
  • TB
  • Cartoon - domain and intervene (attached)
  • Vocab. Quiz

H:

  • Study class notes and Pearson Unit 2
  • TB and CV due Friday
  • Spelling lesson 15 Due Friday - Quiz Friday
  • ELA - DSAT 2 - This Wednesday.

"True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare. False friends are like leaves, found everywhere." Unknown

 


Posted by Ms. Flare on Sunday, Nov 25th, 2012.

Big Question: Does every conflict have a winner?

T:  Writing and Irony

C:

  • Read "After Twenty Years" - pages 372-377 (test on Friday for 1st period and 6th period). (Test on Wed. for 4th period)
  • Writing Standard 1.7 - revise writing.
  •  Cartoon Vocabulary:  ambiance and petulant (attached)
  • Spelling Lesson 14 - Due Friday -Quiz Friday (attached)
  • Thought book

H: 

  • Read pages 282- 286 - Informational Text - "Mongoose on the Loose" - Magazine article.  Due tomorrow! 
  • adverbs worksheet - Due tomorrow.
  • Spelling Lesson 14 - Due Friday.
  • Thought book and Cartoon - due Friday
  • Re-read "After Twenty Years" pages 372-377.

Thought of the week: "And now here is my secret, a very simple secret;
it is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
what is essential is invisible to the eye."
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery~   The Little Prince   French writer (1900 - 1944)

Definition of irony:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Posted by Ms. Flaherty on Monday, Nov 19th, 2012.

T:  Conflict

C:

  • Amigo Brothers test (1st and 6th periods)
  • Finish Phantom Tollbooth (4th)
  • Read "After Twenty Years"  -  pages 371-37 - Open book test tomorrow

 

H: 

  • Cartoon vocabulary test - 20 words (attached)

 

 


Attachment:

 cartoon1-20.pdf
Posted by Ms. Flare on Monday, Nov 12th, 2012.

Big Question: Does every conflict have a winner? 

(This week and next week are going to be a little unusual.  We have Sally Adams, district technology teacher, coming to our class on Friday to show us how to get the most out of Chrome books. She will have a class set of Chrome books for us to use. Students will take spelling quiz 13 and Amigo Brothers test on Thursday. We only have two instructional days next week).

T:  Conflict

C:

  • Amigo Brothers 320-333 - Introduction, vocab, begin reading
  • Spelling Lesson 13 (attached)
  • Finish idioms
  • Diagraming sentences - pages 25 & 26 (attached)

 

H:

  • Read "Amigo Brothers" pages 320 -330. Don't forget that you can access it at www.pearsonsuccessnet.com (Login:  HAC login and Password:  Capitalize first initial of last name + ID number (  Steve.Young   and PW:  Y20134949. 
  • Spelling Lesson 13  -Due Thursday!
  • Review Cartoon vocabulary for test on Tuesday, Nov. 20 .  You must know word, link, definition.  No new cartoon this week.
  • Memorize one of the thoughts and be able to recite it in class.  I will call on students this week and next week to recite.  No new thought this week.

 

 


Posted by Ms. Flare on Tuesday, Nov 6th, 2012.

T: Comparing Literary Works

C: 

  • Read "Seventh Grade" by Gary Soto - pages 290 - 295
  • Notes
  • Study vocabulary
  • Spell Lesson 11
  • Idioms
  • Diagraming sentences

 

H:

  • Diagraming sentences pages 20 & 21 (attached) - Due tomorrow!
  • Read "Melting Pot" - pages 296 - 301 and reread "Seventh Grade"
  • Thought book - J.F. Kennedy
  • Cartoon Vocabulary - veer

"And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." President John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)


Attachment:

 diagraming2021.pdf
Posted by Ms. Flare on Monday, Nov 5th, 2012.

BIG QUESTION:  DOES EVERY CONFLICT HAVE A WINNER?

T:  Comparing Literary Works

C:

  • Comparing Idioms - introduction page 288
  • Story vocabulary  - page 288
  • Spelling Lesson 11 - (attached)
  • Cartoon Vocabulary - veer and elapse (attached)

 

  • Finish team posters and points

H:

  • Diagraming sentences - pages 18 & 19 (started in class). Due tomorrow.
  • Spelling Lesson 11 - Due Friday
  • Thought book and Cartoon due Friday
  • Study idioms
  • Read - 25 AR points due by end of quarter.

 

 

"And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." President John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)


 

 


Posted by Ms. Flaherty on Monday, Oct 29th, 2012.

Happy 2nd Quarter! 

 

T:  Short Story

C: 

  • Characterization : Rikki Tikki Tavi-
  • Spelling Lesson 10
  • Diagrammnig Sentences
  • Spelling Bee tryouts

H:

  • Diagramming sentences - practice sheet - due tomorrow
  • Reread Rikki Tikki - Test tomorrow.  First test of the 2nd quarter! 
  • Spelling Lesson 10 -Due Friday
  • Thought book and Cartoon -Due Friday

Thought of the week:

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die; the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.

Eleanor Roosevelt


Attachment:

 lesson10.pdf
Posted by Ms Flare on Friday, Oct 19th, 2012.

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Posted by Ms. Flare on Wednesday, Oct 17th, 2012.

T:  Standards Assessment:  R 1.3, R 2.1, R 2.2, R 3.5, W 1.7,

C:

  • DSAT 1  :) 
  • Intro to writer's workshop - narrative
  • Library

H:

  • Spelling Lesson 8 - Due Friday - attached
  • Cartoon vocabulary - wane and alienate (attached) - Due Friday
  • Writer's workshop - rough draft narrative due Friday (prompt and guided questions attached)
  • Thought Book - Due Friday

 

Thought of the week:

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. " Henry David Thoreau

 


Posted by Karen Flaherty on Monday, Oct 15th, 2012.

T:  Standards Review: R 1.3, R 2.1, R 2.2, R 3.5, W 1.7,

C:

  • DSAT - Pre-test
  • Pronoun antecedent quiz
  • Spell Lesson 8

 

H: 

  • Read pages 152- 153 - Test Practice:  Reading: Answer questions 1-4 on page 152 and questions 1-4 on page 153.  Due tomorrow
  • Spelling Lesson 8 - Due Friday
  • Thought Book - Cartoon Due Friday
  • DSAT - Practice Test - Review

 

Thought of the week:

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. " Henry David Thoreau

Posted by Ms Flaherty on Wednesday, Oct 10th, 2012.

T:  Comparing Literary Works

C:

  • Read "Stolen Day" - pages 168-175
  • Vocabulary -Big Question and story
  • Pronouns/Antecedent  (attached)

H: Everything is due Friday...

  • Reading Warm-up B - (attached) "Stolen Day..."
  • Spelling Lesson 7
  • Thought Book - Mya Angelou
  • cartoon - fortutious and grandiose (attached)
  • Vocabulary - Big Question/Story words

 


Posted by Karen Flaherty on Monday, Oct 8th, 2012.

T:  Characterization

C:

  • vocabulary - pages 160 -175
  • Spelling Lesson 7
  • Thought Book -
  • Cartoon Vocabulary
  • Pronouns - Possessive

H:

  • Vocabulary worksheet due Friday
  • Spelling Lesson 7 due Friday
  • Thought book & Cartoon Vocabulary due Friday

 

 

"When people show you who they are, believe them."  Mya Angelou

 

Posted by Ms. Flare on Monday, Oct 1st, 2012.

T: Author's Purpose - Historical Content

C:

  • (period 1) - My First Free Summer - Pages 130- 137
  • (period 4 and 6) -Introduction to "from Angela's Ashes" pages 140-149
  • Pronouns - packet
  • Thought book & Cartoon

H:

  • Thought Book - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Cartoon - histrionic &
  • Spelling Lesson 5 Quiz - Wednesday (no new spelling list this week)

 

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is your greatest accomplishment."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Posted by Ms. Flaherty on Tuesday, Sep 25th, 2012.

T:  Narrative Writing

C:

  • New graphic organizer
  • Use "All Summer in a Day" to complete graphic organizer
  • Pronouns

Homework

  • All Summer in a Day - selection test on Thursday
  • Spelling Lesson 5 - Due Friday
  • Thought book - Due Friday
  • Cartoon Vocabulary - callous & somber
  • Character poster due Friday! 

Thought:

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
Henry David Thoreau

 
Posted by Ms. Flaherty on Monday, Sep 24th, 2012.

T:  Author's Purpose

C: 

  • Introduction to "All Summer in a Day" pages 100-111
  • Vocabulary
  • Spelling Lesson 5 -
  • Thought book & Cartoon Vocabulary

 

H: 

  • Read "All Summer in a Day" pages 100 -111
  • Study vocabulary words on page 100.
  • Spelling Lesson 5 - Due Friday
  • Thought book - Due Friday
  • Cartoon Vocabulary - callous & somber
  • Character poster due Friday! 

Thought:

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
Henry David Thoreau


Posted by Ms. Flare on Tuesday, Sep 18th, 2012.

T:  Comparing Fiction and NonFiction

C: 

  • Read "A Day's Wait" - pages 86-91
  • Complete Venn Diagram - Comparing "from Barrio Boy" and "A Day's Wait."
  • Workbook pages 32 & 33

H:

  • Workbook pages 34 and 35
  • Spelling Lesson 4 - Due Friday - Quiz Friday
  • Thought book and Cartoon Due Friday
  • Read

 

 

 

Posted by Ms. Flare on Monday, Sep 17th, 2012.

www.pearsonsuccess.net

Login:  HAC (the same way you log into Home Access)

Password:  Capitialize the first initial of your last name plus your ID number ( example:  steve.young  password = Y20012341

T:  Comparing Fiction and NonFiction

C:

  • Cornell Notes - Pages 78-79
  • Vocabulary
  • Read - from Barrio Boy page 80- 85.
  • Critical Thinking - page 85
  • Spelling Lesson Lesson 4 (attached)
  • Cartoon Vocabulary - nepotism & permeate (attached)
  • Thought book

H :

    • Finish Critical Thinking Questions on page 85 - Due Tomorrow
    • Diagramming sentences pages 10 & 11 - Due tomorrow
  • Spelling Lesson 4 - Due Thursday - Test Thursday
  • Cartoon Vocabulary - Due Thursday - Quiz Thursday
  • Thought Book- Due Friday

 Thought of the Week:

 "I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen."
Ernest Hemingway

 

 

 

 


Attachments:

 PERMEATE.pdf
 spelling4.pdf
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