Welcome to Mrs. Sullivan's ELA website. On this site you'll find descriptions of daily work and nightly homework (homework is an extension of classwork). Most of our assignments (documents, links, and readings) will be posted on our Google Classroom pages . If you have further questions, feel free to email me at kriley@nrsd.net. 
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Memories Matter narrative
Extensions: Memories Matter narrative due tomorrow

Monday, June 8, 2015
Interviews with Lois Lowry
Extensions: Giver vocabulary corrections due tomorrow; memories matter narrative draft due tomorrow (pg. 112)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Memories Matter
Extensions: Giver work due tomorrow; Caught'ya QECs due Friday; Giver QECs due Tuesday

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The Giver: 21-23
Extensions: Giver work due Thursday; quiz error corrections due Friday

Monday, June 1, 2015
The Giver: 19-20
Extensions: Giver work due Thursday; quiz error corrections due Friday

Thursday, May 28, 2015
The Giver (17-18)
Extensions: Giver work due tomorrow; Vocabulary quiz

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Giver (15-16)
Extensions: Study for quiz Friday

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
The Giver (13-14)
Extensions: Giver handouts on Google Classroom due Friday; vocabulary quiz (The Giver 1-12) on Friday... see my quizlet for help studying

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Memories Matter!
Extensions: "Turn In" Memories Matter info and source sheet

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The Giver Ch. 11-12
Extensions: All Giver work due Friday

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Rd. The Giver 9-10
Extensions: Rd. "The Landscape of Memory" excerpt and identify 3 impressive examples of memory

Monday, May 18, 2015
Rd. The Giver Ch.7-8
Extensions: The Giver work due Friday

Thursday, May 14, 2015
The Giver: Ch. 5-6
Extensions: Giver work and argumentative essay due tomorrow

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Vocabulary Quiz
Extensions: Giver work and paper due Friday

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
The Giver (Ch.3-4)
Extensions: The Giver handouts; vocab quiz Weds (71-80), argument essay due Friday
Mrs. Sullivan's Quizlet: Kristen_Riley2

Monday, May 11, 2015
The Giver (Ch.1-2)
Extensions: The Giver handouts; vocab quiz Weds (71-80), argument essay due Friday

Friday, May 8, 2015
Vocabulary; write/draw poorly
Extensions: Read! Caught'ya quiz (71-80) on Weds. 5/13

Thursday, May 7, 2015
Peer conference-revise and edit
Extensions: Vocabulary and QECs due tomorrow; optional: Write poem for literacy night!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Peer Conference
Extensions: Complete Peer conference feedback form; vocabulary and QECs due Friday

Monday, May 4, 2015
Practice peer conference
Extensions: Typed GoogleDoc of essay due Weds.; vocabulary due Friday

Friday, May 1, 2015
Writing conclusions
Extensions: Read! Quiz Corrections due Fri. 5/8

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Reading and scoring sample essays
Extensions: Draft 3rd body paragraph; vocabulary due tomorrow

Wednesday, April 29
Essay Research and Drafting
Extensions: Draft 2nd body paragraph; vocabulary due Fri.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Essay Research
Extensions: Draft one body paragraph (Typed GoogleDoc or pg. 107 INB)

Monday, April 27, 2015
Relevant and Credible Evidence!
Extensions: Six-Word Spring Story (Classroom); Vocabulary due Friday

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Check-in for introductions, outline essay
Extensions: Complete outline, six-word spring story-all on Classroom!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Argument Introductions
Extensions: Fill in graphic organizer to draft introduction (on packet)

Monday, April 13, 2015
Argument Writing: Introductions
Extensions: Rewrite NY Times introductions (see Google Classroom); vocabulary quiz tomorrow

Thursday, April 9, 2015
Argument writing
Extensions: Complete organizer for argument essay; choose 5 topics (Google classroom) and write them on pg. 101 of INB; Vocabulary quiz Tuesday 4/14

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Poetry Presentations/Gallery Walk
Extensions: Read OWL handout (argument writing); vocabulary quiz 4/14 (61-70)

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Poetry Presentations
Extensions: Vocabulary quiz (61-70) Tuesday 4/14; read!

Monday, April 6, 2015
Poetry Presentations
Extensions: Poetry Presentation due today! ("Turn in"); vocabulary quiz Tuesday 4/14 Caught'yas 61-70

Friday, April 3, 2015
Poetry Presentation
Extensions: Poetry presentation due Monday (Turn in to Google Classroom)

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Poetry Presentation
Extensions: Quiz Error Corrections due tomorrow; poetry presentation due Monday, April 6th

Monday, March 30, 2015
Poetry Presentation
Extensions: Continue to work on slideshow; corrections due Friday

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Poetry Presentations
Extensions: Presentation due April 6, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015
Poetry Assessment Guidelines and Rubric; Planning Sheet
Extensions: Rest up! 

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Choice poem
Extensions: Finish choice poem (pg. 98); vocab. due tomorrow; poetry quiz tomorrow

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Haiku poems
Extensions: Write 4 Haiku poems (seasons); poetry quiz on Friday; vocabulary due Friday

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Extensions: Complete 3 limericks on pg.94 of INB; poetry quiz on Friday; vocabulary due Friday

Monday, March 16, 2015
"Love That Boy"
Extensions: "Love That..." poem pg.92; poetry quiz on Friday; Vocabulary due Friday

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Love That Dog, "Street Music"
Extensions:"Street Music" (pg.88) due tomorrow; vocabulary due Friday

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Vocabulary quiz
Extensions: "The Pasture" Poem due tomorrow (pg. 86); vocabulary due Friday

Monday, March 9, 2015
Love That Dog; "The Pasture"
Extensions: Study for quiz tomorrow (51-60); "The Pasture" due Weds.; vocabulary due Friday

Friday, March 6, 2015
Review vocabulary; conference prep
Extensions: Study for quiz on Tuesday 3/10; READ READ READ!

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Love That Dog and "Dog"
Extensions: Create "Dog" poem (pg. 84); vocabulary due tomorrow; Caught'ya Quiz 3/10

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Love That Dog and "The Tiger"
Extensions: Create "Tiger" poem (pg. 82); vocabulary due Friday; Caught'ya Quiz 3/10

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Love That Dog and "Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening"
Extensions: Complete your version of "Stopping By" (pg. 80); vocabulary due Friday; vocab. quiz next Tues. 3/10 on Caught'yas 51-60

Monday, March 2, 2015
Begin Love That Dog and "The Red Wheelbarrow"
Extensions: Complete your "Red Wheelbarrow" poem on pg. 78 of INB; vocabulary due Friday

Friday, February 27, 2015
Review Vocabulary; poetry left-side
Extensions: Complete left-side

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Revision of preposition poem
Extensions: Final draft of preposition poem due Friday (postcard or doc on Google Classroom); vocabulary due Friday

Tuesday, February 24, 2014
Preposition Poem
Extensions: Complete preposition poem draft (pg. 73)-all eight places; vocabulary due on Friday

Monday, February 23, 2015
Preposition Poem
Extensions: Complete 4 places in your preposition poem (pg.73 INB) Vocabulary due Friday

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Response to text 
Extensions: Complete response to text (due Friday)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Begin response to text on Google Classroom
Extensions: Complete 2nd body paragraph

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Vocabulary Quiz; begin Five Messages Organizer
Extensions: Complete organizer (on Google Classroom)

Friday, February 6, 2015
Finish book; review vocabulary
Extensions: Finish Ch. 34-44 work (active reading, comp. questions, and vocab.); Quiz on Tuesday chapters 23-44

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Rd. Chapters 40-42
Extensions: Active reading, questions 4-5, finish vocabulary-vocabulary quiz next Tues.2/10 (chapters 23-44)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Rd. Ch. 36-39
Extensions: Active Reading, questions 2-3, vocabulary (noble); quiz error corrections due Friday

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Rd. ch. 34-35
Extensions: Chapter handouts: Question #1 vocabulary (badger)

Friday, January 30, 2015
Reviewed poems
Extensions: Close reading of two poems handout (Extras on Google Classroom)

Thursday, January 29, 2015
Review work for chapters 23-33
Extensions: Annotate two poems on pg. 68 of INB (using symbols)

Monday, January 26, 2015
Rd. Chapters 30-33
Extensions: All work for chapters 23-33 due Wednesday! No school tomorrow 1/27

Friday, January 23, 2015
Rd. Chapters 27-29
Extensions: Answer questions 4&5; vocabulary (careen); and complete Active Reading

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Rd. Chapters 24-26
Extensions: Answer question #3, vocabulary (unadulterated) and 2nd active reading box

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Vocabulary quiz
Extensions: Walk Two Moons work (23-33); read independent reading book!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Review questions and active reading from ch. 12-22, rd. ch.23
Extensions: Vocabulary quiz tomorrow (Walk Two Moons 1-22); All work for ch. 23-33 due next week (Tues. or Weds.)

Friday, January 16, 2015
Vocabulary Review
Extensions: Read, read, read! Vocabulary quiz on Wednesday on Walk Two Moons, Ch. 1-22 words

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Walk Two Moons, Ch.20-22
Extensions: Chapters 12-22 work (Active Reading, Comprehension questions, and vocabulary) due tomorrow

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Walk Two Moons, Ch.17-19
Extensions: Question #4; Vocabulary (cavort), and 1-2 more character traits on Active Reading web

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Walk Two Moons: Ch. 14-16
Extensions: Complete questions 2&3; vocabulary (cantankerous) and 1-2 character traits on web

Monday, January 12, 2014
Handout Ch. 12-22 work; rd. 12-13
Extensions: All work for chapters 12-22 due Friday (additional copies on Classroom pages)

Friday, January 9, 2015
Review Chapters 1-11 work
Extensions: Complete the "It Says, I Say, and So..." chart for Monday

Thursday,  January 8, 2015
Rd. Chapters 9-11
Extensions: Complete Chapters 1-11 Work: active reading, comprehension questions, and vocabulary

Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Rd. Ch. 6-8
Extensions: Walk Two Moons work due Friday

Monday, January 5, 2015
Begin Walk Two Moons
Extensions: Work for Chapters 1-11 (Walk Two Moons) will be due Friday: Active Reading, Comprehension questions and vocabulary. Reading will be done in class

Monday, December 21, 2014
Final literature circle meeting; plot chart
Extensions: Vocabulary assessment tomorrow (41-50)

Friday, December 19, 2014
Review vocabulary, prepare for lit. circles
Extensions: Literature circle meets on Monday; vocabulary assessment on Tuesday

Thursday, December 18, 2014
Literature Circle Meeting
Extensions: Vocab. due tomorrow; next (and final) lit. circle meets on Monday

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Setting and literature circle books
Extensions: Finish setting worksheet, lit. circle meets Thurs., vocab. due Fri.

Monday, December 15, 2014
Literature Circle
Extensions: Literature Circle meets Thursday; Vocabulary due Friday

Friday, December 12, 2014
Review Vocabulary
Extensions: Literature Circles meet on MONDAY!

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Character Analysis
Extensions: Finish Character analysis; vocab. due tomorrow; lit. circle meets Monday

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Vocabulary Quiz
Extensions: Vocabulary due Friday. Literature Circle #3 meets Monday

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Literature Circle Meeting
Extensions: Vocab. quiz tomorrow (CY31-40); vocab. due Friday, Lit. circle meeting next Monday 12/15

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Literature Circle Meeting
Extensions: ThinkCerca Graphic Organizer due tomorrow, vocab. due tomorrow-Quiz (31-40) on Weds. 12/10;  Lit Circle #2 meets on Tues. 12/9

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Extensions: Lit. Circle tomorrow; ThinkCerca Graphic Organizer due Friday; Vocabulary due Friday

Monday, December 1, 2014
Finish Book Presentations; Introduce/Assign Literature Circles
Extensions: Prepare for 1st lit circle meeting (Thurs.); vocabulary due Friday

Monday, November 24, 2014
Book Jacket Presentations
Extensions:Check Google Classroom for Thanksgiving slideshow

Friday, November 21, 2014
Finish up peer conferences
Extensions: Book Jacket due Monday!

Thursday, November 20, 2014
Vocabulary Quiz
Extensions: Be ready for peer edit tomorrow, vocabulary due tomorrow (31-35), book jacket due Monday-see file cabinet for instructions

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Peer edit
Extensions: Study for quiz tomorrow; be prepared to continue with peer edit on Friday; book jacket due Monday

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Revised draft of This I Believe
Extensions: Continue revisions and make changes on GoogleDocs; vocab. quiz Thursday; vocabulary due Friday

Monday, November 17, 2014
This I Believe drafting
Extensions: Complete (do the best of your ability) your first draft; vocabulary quiz Thursday (Caught'ya's 21-30); vocabulary due Friday

Friday, November 14, 2014
Reviewed Vocabulary and Test Error Corrections
Extensions: Begin studying for vocabulary quiz next Thursday, 11/20 (Caught'ya's 21-30); book jacket due Monday 11/24

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Begin typing This I Believe draft
Extensions: Vocabulary due tomorrow. Read, read, read/work on book jacket

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
This I Believe (reading essays)
Extensions: Write introduction to This I Believe story

Tuesday, November 10, 2014
Outlining stories; Charting My Story
Extensions: Memory Chart; Caught'ya vocab. due Friday; don't forget about your book project (Directions in File Cabinet)
Pg. 42 Questions:
What is the event you're describing?
    a. What is the value or lesson learned?
    b. What were you thinking then (in that moment)?
    c. How have you used this lesson since (in other areas)?
    d. What do think now, when you look back on a lesson?

Thursday, November 6, 2014
Values vocabulary and short prompts
Extensions: Left-side (pg. 38): What does a brainstorm look like?

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Introduce This I Believe writing project, discuss identity and values
Extensions: Values Activity Sheet due tomorrow; link on Google Classroom to Murrow's intro (may do)

Friday, October 31, 2014
Extensions: Read, read, read! Work on book jacket?

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Stations (continued)
Extensions: Take home vocab. quiz and Caught'ya vocabulary-all due tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Stations: May do, Thinkcerca/newsela/smiley face tricks
Extensions: Take home vocab. quiz (due Fri.), Caught'ya vocab. due Friday

Monday, October 27, 2014
Smiley Face Tricks Presentation
Extensions: Practice Presentation at home; vocab. due Friday

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Introduce outside reading project; intro to smiley face tricks
Extensions: Watch Smiley Face Trick video (Google Classroom) and take notes on pg. 31 of INB: definition of trick+2 examples; 2 ThinkCerca articles due tomorrow

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Finish Short Story Test
Extensions: ThinkCerca articles (2) due Friday; rd. 20 mins!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Short Story test- we will finish these up tomorrow

Friday, October 17, 2014
Short Story Study Guide booklet
Extensions: Short story test Tuesday-study, study, study!
I am available for extra help Monday after school until 4:00pm and Tuesday morning beginning at 7:45am 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
ThinkCerca and NewsELA set-up; finish plot chart, short story study guide
Extensions: Begin studying for short story test
Caught'ya vocabulary (16-20)
2 Articles on ThinkCerca
1 Article on NewsELA

Friday, October 10, 2014
Review Vocabulary; begin plot chart for "The Smallest Dragonboy"
Extensions: READ, READ, READ! Enjoy the weekend

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Rd./Listen to "The Smallest Dragonboy"
Extensions: Left-side (pg. 28): Identify FIVE events from "Dragonboy" that lead readers to a theme; materials on Classroom page; vocabulary due tomorrow

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Rd. "The All-American Slurp" + Comp. questions
Extensions: Complete "Slurp" questions-documents available on Classroom page

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Vocabulary quiz; theme left-side (pg. 26 INB)
Extensions: Theme left-side; vocabulary due Friday

Monday, October 6, 2014
Review vocabulary, "All Summer in a Day" questions and theme notes
Extensions: Study for vocabulary quiz; theme left-side due Wednesday (Green and Otange classes); vocabulary due Friday

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Setting Notes; Rd. "All Summer in a Day"
Extensions: "All Summer in a Day" questions (pg. 24 INB); vocabulary due tomorrow-Quiz Tuesday 10/7

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
"Chelm" conflict review and debate
Extensions: Rd. "Weather That's Out of This World"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Review "A Crush"; rd. "The Snow in Chelm"
Extensions: Rd. "Chelm" article and 3x3 worksheet; vocabulary due Friday

Monday, September 29, 2014
Finish "A Crush" questions; POV left-side
Extensions: POV left-side and vocabulary due Friday (Caught'ya #6-10)

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Vocabulary quiz; finish reading "A Crush" + questions
Extensions: "A Crush" questions  (reading and questions on classroom) and vocabulary due tomorrow

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Conflict; rd. "A Crush"
Response to "Eleven" on Google Classroom
Open-book vocabulary quiz tomorrow
Vocabulary (Caught'ya 1-5) due Friday

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Revise/edit "poor" drafts
Extensions: Final response to text (Google Classroom) due Thursday
Open book vocabulary quiz Thursday
Caught'ya 1-5 vocab. due Friday

Monday, September 22, 2014
Review vocabulary; Response to text organizer
 Write "poor" draft on pg. 18 of INB
Open book vocab. quiz Thursday (otiose-cadence)
Vocab. (Caught'ya #1-5) due Friday

Friday, September 19, 2014
Review "Eleven"; Begin response to text organizer
Extensions: Read,read, read!

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Character & POV; Rd. "Eleven"
Extensions: Vocabulary due tomorrow; "Eleven" questions and LS

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Vocabulary Quiz
Extensions: Optional video on Google Classroom; vocabulary due Friday

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Review "The Stone" Questions
Extensions: Study for vocabulary quiz tomorrow; read!

Monday, September 15, 2014
Rd. "The Stone" and answer questions
Extensions: "The Stone" Questions; vocabulary due Friday
***Check Google Classroom for questions and link to story

Friday, September 12, 2014
Review vocabulary; plot notes
Extensions: Study vocabulary (open-book quiz on Weds.), Read. read, read!

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Short story notes; Where the Wild Things Are
Extensions: Elements of a short story left-side (pg.12)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Introduce short story notes
Extensions: Watch YouTube video (optional-link on Google Classroom); vocabulary due Friday

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Book Review
Extensions: Book review due tomorrow (submit through Google Classroom); vocabulary due Friday

Monday, September 8, 2014
Caught'ya Vocabulary Introduction; Book Review
Extensions: Vocabulary due Friday

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
"Write Poorly" and Heart Map
Extensions: Complete Heart Map on pg. 8 of INB; summer reading due tomorrow