Corrections

This week marks the third week of the six weeks and some students have some work to do. I graded everything that was given to me on Friday, October 16.  That was the day everything was due.  If your student has a zero, they have until Wednesday to get it to me. I gave all Read More…

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Writer’s Toolbox & Homework

Last week, I introduced the “writer’s toolbox” that includes Ba-Da-Bing!  Writers use Ba-Da-Bing to add details to a sentence. Ba – What are your feet doing? What kind of action is in the sentence? Da – What did you see? Did you see anything or make any observations? Bing – What did you think? What thoughts did Read More…

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Academic Vocabulary – 1st Six Weeks

The Academic Vocabulary Test will be this Thursday, October 1.  The words are below: Meter – the basic rhythmic structure in verse, composed of stressed and unstressed syllables Rhyme scheme – the pattern of rhyming lines (e.g. ABAB, ABBA) Note: The pattern starts over with each new stanza Personification – figurative language in which non-human Read More…

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Spirit Bear Test

Over the weekend, I have decided to offer corrections for the Spirit Bear test.  The average grade was a 64.  More students failed than passed.  That usually means something is wrong with the test, so it would not be fair to the students to let the grades stand as they are. Students have the opportunity to Read More…

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Semester Exam – Vocabulary

The words that will be on the semester exam are found below.  Make sure you study the list that goes with your class period. 1st, 5th, and 7th period rasping – harsh; grating palpable – readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, etc.; obvious; evident rumple – to crumple or crush into wrinkles: to rumple a Read More…

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Vocabulary Quiz This Friday

Here are the words you will be responsible for on Friday: Chapters 1-3  rasping – harsh; grating palpable  – readily or plainly seen, heard, perceived, etc.; obvious; evident rumple  – to crumple or crush into wrinkles: to rumple a sheet of paper distraught – distracted; deeply agitated adequate – sufficient to satisfy a requirement or Read More…

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Vocabulary – Group 3 (PreAP only)

The quiz will be this Friday (October 31). Formidable (adjective) – powerful Foster (verb) – to nurture or encourage Intensify (verb) – to sharpen or strengthen Invincible (adjective) – cannot be conquered Ponderous (adjective) – 1) very heavy or 2) lifeless and dull Prowess (noun) – superior strength, skill, or bravery Replenish (verb) – 1) Read More…

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Vocabulary Group 2

1st, 5th, and 7th vacant (adjective) – empty comply (verb) – to go along with; to do what is asked or ordered manhandle (verb) – to treat someone roughly criticize (verb) – to point out what is bad about someone or something warrant (noun) – a document, or piece of paper, that gives a police officer the right Read More…

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