Homework

Welcome to English Language Arts on Team 7.1!

 

Daily Homework

Thursday, 4/10:

Students took a quiz today on basic literary terms.

Due tomorrow: Your "April Rain Song" imitation poem. Be sure to highlight 4 lines and provide a 2-3 sentence explanation (for each selected line) explaining WHY you, as the author, chose the words you used (diction/tone) and how those words affect the reader (mood). This assignment may be neatly handwritten, but typed work is always preferred!

Wednesday, 4/9:

Due to my absence today, students will take the quiz on basic literary terms tomorrow. One more day to prepare! Try Quizlet. Search for: krusso123.

Also, continue to work on your "April Rain Song" imitation poem. Highlight 4 lines and provide a 2-3 sentence explanation (for each selected line) explaining WHY you, as the author, chose the words you used (diction/tone) and how those words affect the reader (mood).

Tuesday, 4/8:

Be sure to finish your "April Rain Song" (by Langston Hughes) imitation poem in your Writer's Notebook.
All students should have turned in the artistic and symbolic representation of the poem "Revolution for the Tested."  Also, all students should have turned in their illustrated Haiku (inspired by the story "Winter's Gift").
Study the basic literary terms on page one of your handout. We will have a quiz on these terms tomorrow.  Try Quizlet! Search for: krusso123.
Students finished the Language Arts portion of the SBAC assessment last week. I am proud of everyone's diligence and hard work! Math SBAC begins after April Break. 
Interested in extra credit? Present your "Children on Reality TV?" response to the class! Or, compose and type up an original poem or make an engaging PowerPoint or Animoto based on/ inspired by/advertising any of the stories we have read this year. Have another idea for extra credit? Let's discuss it together!

Monday, 4/7:

All students should be sure to finish their artistic and symbolic representation of the poem we read in Friday's class.  Also, all classes should have transferred their Haiku (inspired by the story "Winter's Gift") onto a decorated index card. Be sure to produce your best work possible as both assignments will be displayed.
Continue to study the basic literary terms on page one of your handout. We will have a quiz on these terms on Wednesday, 4/9.  Try Quizlet! Search for: krusso123.
Students finished the Language Arts portion of the SBAC assessment last week. I am proud of everyone's diligence and hard work! Math SBAC begins after April Break. 
Interested in extra credit? Present your "Children on Reality TV?" response to the class! Or, compose and type up an original poem or make an engaging PowerPoint or Animoto based on/ inspired by/advertising any of the stories we have read this year. Have another idea for extra credit? Let's discuss it together!

Announcements

 

Mrs. Dillon and some student volunteers are collecting books for Read to Grow, a non-profit literacy organization located in Branford. Please click on the following link for more information, and thank you for your support! www.readtogrow.com

 

All students should have a free-reading book (fiction or non-fiction) with them at school. If you need help finding the right book for you, see Mrs. Dillon, our Eliot Librarian Mrs. Calabrese, or Mrs. Cole, the young adult librarian at the Henry Carter Hull Library.

 

You can also check out the following websites:

 

http://www.ala.org/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook

 

http://www.madison.k12.ct.us/page.cfm?p=10422

http://www.nutmegaward.org/7101.html