WELCOME TO MY CLASSROOM!

 

Dear Parents and Students,
 
Welcome to my Web page!  It will be a vehicle of information about assignments, activities, projects, reminders, and news for parents of students in my classes.  As the year progresses, I hope the page expands to provide more information to all; however, my first goal is to provide weekly assignments and deadlines for students and parents.
 
One disclaimer, assignments are always subject to change due to unplanned interruptions in the schedule, the need to move at a faster or slower pace based on students' needs, and a spur-of-the-moment  opportunity to take advantage of an interesting activity to enhance student learning; therefore, it is essential for students to write each day's homework correctly and completely in their agendas.
 
Please let me know how I am doing, how useful this site is, and how I can improve it to meet your needs.
 
Have a great year.  Mrs. Murphy (kmurphy@archdiocese-no.org)  Note:  If you have difficulty clicking and sending an email to me, simply copy and paste this address in your email program.             
 
 
USEFUL LINKS:
 
THE ACCELERATED READER PROGRAM FOR ST. ANTHONY STUDENTS - Click here for a description of how the Reanaissance Learning Accelerated Reading Program works and the point requirement for each Middle School Grade.
 
 https://Hosted220.renlearn.com/207202/HomeConnect/Login.aspx - Click here to go to Renaissance Learning HOME CONNECT to keep up with your child's AR points.  You can even sign up for an email each time your child takes a test with the number of questions answered correctly and the points earned on the test.  (You must know your child's username and password to log in.  Please ask him / her for that information.)
 
GRADES 6, 7 & 8 READING AND ENGLISH PROGRAM - Click here for a description of the Middle School reading and English program.
 
GRADES 7 & 8 BLOCK SCHEDULING - Click here if you have a child in 7 th or 8 th Grade to find out more about how the reading and English block schedule works.
 
Visit   vocabularyworkshop.com to review and practice for vocabulary tests.
 
USING A PLOT LINE  - Click here to find instructions on creating and using a plot line.
 

PLANNING AND WRITING YOUR SOCIAL STUDIES FAIR REPORT - Click here to find directions for writing the social studies fair report Grades 6-8.

 

RUBRIC FOR GRADING THE SOCIAL STUDIES FAIR REPORT

 


Murphyisms:  SOD- Sentence of the Day * -  Analyze each word in the assigned sentence by providing its part of speech and syntax (how it is used in the sentence)
                     AR- Accelerated Reader Program
                     NB - notebook,  LL- looseleaf, WS - worksheet, TB - textbook, Sent - sentence
 
 *    - refers you to a link to a set of directions or a rubric; you may have to scroll down the page to find the correct form.
  

  
Remember any incomplete classwork automatically becomes homework for the next day. 
 

   
            Last update 10-14-11
 
 

 

Special Notes: 

Early dismissal Friday------Come out and enjoy our fair, food, and prizes!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Disclaimer:  These plans are subject to change; please check the student agenda for the final assignment for each day.

 

Assignments for Grades 6, 7, 8 are included here.  Please scroll down to find each grade and subject.  Each grade has a different colored background (6-pink, 7-yellow, 8 blue)

 10-17-11 

 

 

Kathleen Murphy

TECHNOLOGY CODE: SB, EL, VID, WP, AR, LAB

Friday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Grade 6 -- Subject English & Reading

OBJ:  OBJ: Write Research Report

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ: OBJ: Write Research Report

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  OBJ: Write Research Report

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  OBJ: Write Research Report

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ: 

 

Early Dismissal

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 7 -- Subject English & Reading

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

OBJ:  OBJ: Write Research Report

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ: 

 

Early Dismissal

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 8 --  Subject

 

English &

 Reading

 

OBJ: Exam

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ: Exam

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

Early Dismissal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 

 

Special Notes:  1st Quarter Fieldtrip Friday, October 10.

 

Disclaimer:  These plans are subject to change; please check the student agenda for the final assignment for each day.

 

Assignments for Grades 6, 7, 8 are included here.  Please scroll down to find each grade and subject.  Each grade has a different colored background (6-pink, 7-yellow, 8 blue)

 10-10-11 

 

 

Kathleen Murphy

TECHNOLOGY CODE: SB, EL, VID, WP, AR, LAB

Friday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Grade 6 -- Subject English

OBJ: Exam Review

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Review for English Exam on Tuesday

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ: English Exam

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

English Exam

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ: Write Research Report

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  OBJ: Write Research Report

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Appreciate live drama

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

FIELDTRIP

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 6-- Subject Reading

OBJ:  Exam

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

Reading Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  OBJ: Write Research Report

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ: OBJ: Write Research Report

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  OBJ: Write Research Report

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ: Appreciate live drama

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

FIELDTRIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 7 -- Subject English

OBJ: Exam review

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

English Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Appreciate live drama

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

FIELDTRIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 7 -- Subject Reading

OBJ: Exam

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Reading Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:   Appreciate live drama

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

FIELDTRIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 8 --  Subject English

OBJ: Exam Review

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

English exam review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

English Exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:   Appreciate live drama

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

 

FIELDTRIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grade 8 --  Subject Reading

OBJ: Exam

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Reading exam

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ: Exam

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:  Write research paper

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

Continue writing social studies fair report;  check student’s agenda for specific assignment.  Each day’s HW will depend on how far we get in class.

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJ:

 

 

STANDARD-GLE (S):

 

ACTIVITIES:

 

FIELDTRIP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TECH CODE : _____

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Special Notes: 

 

One disclaimer, assignments are always subject to change due to unplanned interruptions in the schedule, the need to move at a faster or slower pace based on students' needs, and a spur-of-the-moment  opportunity to take advantage of an interesting activity to enhance student learning; therefore, it is essential for students to write each day's homework correctly and completely in their agendas.

 

Thursday, October 6---last day to take AR test for 1st Nine Weeks

 

Middle School Exams – Monday-Wednesday, October 10 (reading, religion), 11(English, social studies)-12 (math, science)

Week of   10-3-11

Kathleen Murphy

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Monday

Grade 6:  English

Check Hw – WB 78-chrt in NB

 

Teach transitive-intransitive verbs

 

Extra Practice as needed

 

Open book quiz

 

Test Tuesday-direct objects, transitive/intransitive verbs.

Test

 

 Go over test.

 

Retest on Wednesday

 

SS Fair Report

 

Show class how to use phrases to list details for each Major Point (MP)

 

Explain what plagiarism is and how to summarize points in one’s own words. In 3rd person.

 

HW Complete notes for Body I

Retest direct objects, transitive/ intransitive verbs

 

 

Complete work from yesterday.

 

Begin writing social studies report—using resources, list details under each major point in phrase form.

 

Complete for HW

Check HW; ans. ques.

 

Exam Review

 

Begin writing 1st body paragraph

 

Complete for HW

Individual conferences with each student to review Body 1.

 

Begin writing Body 2 –due Tuesday and Body 3 due Thursday.

Grade 6:  Reading

Thursday is last day for AR tests for 1st Nine Weeks

Partners – Vocab 3

 

HW  Complete vocab 3

 

Continue above

 

Thursday is last day for AR tests for 1st Nine Weeks

 

Thursday is last day for AR tests for 1st Nine Weeks

Check Vocab 3

 

AR Tests

 

Exam Review

Continue above

Grade 7:  English

 

SS Fair Report

 

Show class how to use phrases to list details for each Major Point (MP)

 

Explain what plagiarism is and how to summarize points in one’s own words in 3rd person.

 

Begin writing social studies report—using resources, list details under each major point in phrase form.

 

Complete for HW

 

Exam Review

 

Individual conferences with each student to review Body 1.

 

Begin writing Body 2 –due Tuesday and Body 3 due Tuesday

Continue conferences as necessary

Grade 7:  Reading

Test Vocab 3

 

Thursday is last day for AR tests for 1st Nine Weeks

Thursday is last day for AR tests for 1st Nine Weeks

Thursday is last day for AR tests for 1st Nine Weeks

AR Tests

 

Exam Review

Continue above

Grade 8:  English

 

Correct HW- WB 63 Chart

 

Test Thursday Direct Object / Subject Complement

 

SS Fair Report

 

Show class how to use phrases to list details for each Major Point (MP)

 

Explain what plagiarism is and how to summarize points in one’s own words in 3rd person.

 

Begin writing social studies report—using resources, list details under each major point in phrase form.

 

Begin Body 1

 

Complete for HW

 

Exam Review

 

Test Direct Objects / Subject Complement

 

Individual conferences with each student to review Body 1.

 

Begin writing Body 2 –due Tuesday and Body 3 due Tuesday

Individual conferences with each student to review Body 1.

 

 

Grade 8:  Reading

Test Vocab 2

 

Thursday is last day for AR tests for 1st Nine Weeks

 

Complete work on “A Glow in the Dark”  Test Thursday-“Up the Slide” and “A Glow in the Dark”

 

HW Test-Wed.

 

Thursday is last day for AR tests for 1st Nine Weeks

 

Thursday is last day for AR tests for 1st Nine Weeks

AR Tests

 

Test:   on “A Glow in the Dark”  Test Wednesday-“Up the Slide” and “A Glow in the Dark”

 

 

Exam Review

Continue above

 

 



 

Special Notes: 

 

   One disclaimer, assignments are always subject to change due to unplanned interruptions in the schedule, the need to move at a faster or slower pace based on students' needs, and a spur-of-the-moment  opportunity to take advantage of an interesting activity to enhance student learning; therefore, it is essential for students to write each day's homework correctly and completely in their agendas.

*********

 

IMPORTANT !!!

   Parents and Students:  On Tuesday, the social studies fair topic is due in English class.  Students should also have the three major points they will cover in their five paragraph report and copies of the reference materials they have found about each of the three major points..  (Please refer to the link on planning the social studies report for a further explanation.) 

   We will start the report in class during the week of October 3.  Each part of this process counts as an English grade so it is essential that students are prepared for each step as it becomes due.

 

 

 

 

 

Week of      9-26-11

Kathleen Murphy

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

       Friday

 

 

Monday

 

Grade 6:  English

Possessive Case:  Check HW. Discuss

 

Group:  WB 214-216, 217

Discuss.  Test Wednesday – possessive nouns

 

HW: Due Tuesday:  social studies fair topic, 3 major points, reference materials.  (See Special Notes above)

Meet with each student to check social studies fair topic, 3 major points, and materials student will use for the report

 

Review possessive nouns-LP-Smart Board.

Test Possessive Nouns

 

Complete checking ss fair topics. Students not prepared call parents.

Introduce Complements, Ch 5 p 153-Direct objects. Ex 2 Chart

Teach transitive & intransitive verbs.

 

Practice LP-Elmo

 

HW WB 78-chart in NB

Check HW

 

Extra practice as needed.

Open book quiz. 

 

Test Monday-direct objects, transitive and intransitive verbs.

 

 

Grade 6:  Reading

Complete listening to “Sound of Summer Running” on CD. 

 

Teach symbol & simile

 

Group:  List 10+ events, characters – one sent. about each w/ character traits.

 

HW:  Complete

          Test Thursday

 

Check HW/discuss

 

Group:  setting, conflict, theme

Ans. Ques p 136

 

HW:  Complete

Check HW/discuss

 

Read AR

 

Test Thursday “Sound of Summer Running”

Test

“Sound of Summer Running”

 

Introduce Vocab 3

 

Use Vocabulary Workshop web site to drill-games.

 

Group:  Work on Vocab 3

 

HW:  Complete

         Test Tuesday

 

Grade 7:  English

 

HW: Due Tuesday:  social studies fair topic, 3 major points, reference materials.  (See Special Notes above)

 

Introduce possessive case p 372-375

 

Group EX 6-8 odd #’s-write rule number

Correct & discuss

 

Individual- even numbers on loose leaf to turn in.

 

Test possessive nouns-Friday

 

Meet with each student to check social studies fair topic, 3 major points, and materials student will use for the report

 

Complete checking ss fair topics. Students not prepared call parents.

Return work on possessives turned in on Tuesday.  Correct and discuss.

 

Group WB 246-248, odd #’s; write rule #

 

Correct & discuss

 

Individual –even #’s

HW:  Complete

Test Friday

Correct HW

 

Test possessive nouns-

 

 

Grade 7:  Reading

Introduce Vocab 3

Use Vocabulary Workshop web site to drill-games.

 

Group:  Work on Vocab 3

 

HW:  Complete for Wednesday.

       Test Friday

 

Check Vocab 3

Review & drill

 

Exam Review

 

Read AR

 

Test Vocab 3

 

 

Test Vocab 3

 

Read AR

 

 

Grade 8:  English

HW: Due Tuesday:  social studies fair topic, 3 major points, reference materials.  (See Special Notes above)

 

SOD:  Emphasize subject, predicate, direct object.

Teach indirect objects p 129, Ex 4-Chart-odd #’s

Test Friday.

Correct & discuss

 

HW: even #’s, WB60-61-chart in NB

 

Continue publishing “Describe Somebody”

 

Meet with each student to check social studies fair topic, 3 major points, and materials student will use for the report

 

Complete checking ss fair topics. Students not prepared call parents.

SOD: emphasize subject, predicate, direct object, indirect object

 

Open book quiz

 

Teach subject complements p 131

Predicate Nominatives p 131-132 EX 5

HW WB 63-Test indirect objects Friday

Test indirect objects

 

Check HW.

 

Share “Describe Somebody”

 

 

Grade 8:  Reading

Correct & drill Vocab 2

 

Introduce “Up the Slide” p 174

 

Retell the story in 10+ events,  characters – one sent. about each w/ character traits.

 

Continue publishing “Describe Somebody”

 

 

HW: Complete

Test Wednesday

 

 

 

Test Vocab 2

Open HW Quiz “Up the Slide”

Discuss HW, setting, conflict, mood, climax

Ans Ques p 180

Continue publishing “Describe Somebody”

 

Read AR

 

 

Correct & discuss HW.

 

Introduce “A Glow in the Dark”  p181

 

Listen to story on CD- discuss

 

HW:  Ans Ques p 184-189.

 

 


























 












 
 

Special Notes: 

 

One disclaimer, assignments are always subject to change due to unplanned interruptions in the schedule, the need to move at a faster or slower pace based on students' needs, and a spur-of-the-moment  opportunity to take advantage of an interesting activity to enhance student learning; therefore, it is essential for students to write each day's homework correctly and completely in their agendas.

 

School Pictures Wednesday, September 21

 

 

Week of      9-19-11

Kathleen Murphy

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

Monday

 

Grade 6:  English

Ch HW

 

Review rules p 371

 

Ex 8

WB 333

Ck HW

 

Grp Review Ex C p 372

 

Wb 334

 

Test  Forming the Plural of Nouns -Thursday

WB 334 – Write rule #

 

HW Test  Forming the Plural of Nouns - Thursday

Test  Forming the Plural of Nouns

Introduce the Possessive Case and the correct form of possessive nouns.  P346, EX 6

P 247, EX 7

 

 

Grade 6:  Reading

Vocab 2 Test

 

 “The Lady and the Spider”

 

Review elements of nonfiction.

Author’s purpose

 

Grp: Complete Ques. 

p 112(#1-7)

HW Complete for Tuesday

 

Check HW/Discuss

 

Read AR

 

HW.  Test “Spider”

 

 

 

Test

Introduce “The Sound of Summer Running” p130

Listen to story on CD.

 

Teach symbol & simile

Read story and list 10+ events-

Find:  Characters, conflict, theme, setting

 

HW  Complete for Monday

Complete work on “The Sound of Summer Running”

 

Read AR

 

Grade 7:  English

 

 

 

Continue working on 5 paragraph essay-writing the introduction

 

Introduce the Possessive Case p 372=375

Grp.:  Ex 6-8 – write rule

 

Individual student conferences on introduction

 

Ck HW/Discuss

 

Grp WB  246-248-Write rule #

 

Correct &discuss

HW- Test Fri.

Test the Possessive Case

 

Complete conferences on introduction.

 

Grade 7:  Reading

Introduce “After 20 Years”

Partners

Read & list 10+ events

 

Find:  setting, conflict, irony, theme, & point of view, climaz, exposition

 

Vocab 2 Test Tuesday

Vocab 2 Test

Check HW discuss.

Notes

 

Partners complete plot line & Venn diagram contrasting  Bob & Jimmy

 

HW   Ans ques p 432, 433(#’s 1,2,4,8), 434

 

Check HW/discuss

 

Read AR

 

HW:  Test Monday “After 20 Years”

 

Grade 8:  English

 

 

Review for test Thursday—SOD w/ direct object

 

Review run/on sentences

 

Continue typing “Describe Somebody“ assignment

 

 

Test Subjects, Predicates & Direct Objects/Run-on Sentences

 

Indirect Objects p 129 Ex 4, WB 60-61-Chart

 

 

Subject complements p 131

Predicate Nominatives p 131-132 EX 5

Predicate Adjectives p 133 EX 6

HW WB 64-65 Chart Odd #’s

 

Check HW/discuss-Test Tuesday

 

SOD  Indirect Objects

 

 

Grade 8:  Reading

Discuss HW on “The Adventure of the Speckled Band.”

 

Notes

 

Partners:

  • Plot Line
  • Setting
  • Characters
  • Conflict
  • Point of view
  • Irony
  • Theme

Due end of class on Wed.

 

Test Friday “Speckled Band”

 

Complete discussion of “Speckled Band”

Introduce Vocab 2

Partners Complete vocab 2 for Friday.  Test  Monday

 

Test “Speckled Band”

Correct Vocab 2/Drill

 

Test Monday Vocab 2

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Special Notes: 

 One disclaimer, assignments are always subject to change due to unplanned interruptions in the schedule, the need to move at a faster or slower pace based on students' needs, and a spur-of-the-moment  opportunity to take advantage of an interesting activity to enhance student learning; therefore, it is essential for students to write each day's homework correctly and completely in their agendas.

 

PTA Meeting Tuesday Night.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Week of 9-12-11

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Grade 6:  English

SOD-emphasize linking verb

 

Go over English test from last week.

 

Nouns. P 71, EX 1-3

 

HW WB 20-21 

Check HW

 

EX 4, Review A

 

HW WB 22

 

Test Thursday Nouns.

SOD emphasized nouns, and direct object.

 

HW Test nouns

Test

Introduce the plural form of nouns.   Review rules p. 369-370

Ex 6 – 7

HW WB 231-232-Write rule # next to each answer.

Grade 6:  Reading

Go over plot line; give exposition, climax, resolution

Partners fill in rising action & falling action

HW  Complete plot line

Answer ques p58, #'s 1-4, 7-8

 Check HW/ discuss

Test Thursday "A Market Square Dog"-Thursday

 Introduce Vocab 2

Partners;  work on Voc 2 and complete for Thursday 

 

HW  VocabTest Friday

 Partners work on Vocab 2

 

Drill and Games on Smart Board.

 

 

 

 Test "The Market Square Dog"

 

Review elements of nonfiction.

Author’s purpose

Test Vocab 2

Review elements of nonfiction.

Author’s purpose

Introduce “The Lady and the Spider”

 

Listen to story on CD

 

Grp Ans ques p 112(#1-7)

HW Complete

Grade 7:  English

Go over English test

 

Check Magic 3-Thesis statement.  Turn Magic 3 into a 3 paragraph web paragraph plan.

 

HW:  Give details for Major Points 2 & 3

Avoid repeating

Use specific nouns, verbs, adjectives 

Check web for 3 paragraphs based on Magic 3 thesis statement.

 Revise as needed

Discuss transition words.  1’st draft any 1 paragraph-pencil, double space. Highlight transition words.

 

 

 

Mini lesson run-on sentences

 

Check paragraphs.  Revise using specific details, vivid verbs and adjectives.

 

Introduce Pronouns p 77, EX 4-5, WB 26-27

 

Check H/w;

 

Peer  edit paragraphs

 

 

 

 

Grade 7:  Reading

Discuss HW  Stolen Day from Friday

 

Notes and complete discussion of story.

 

Review Plot Line and add exposition, climax, resolution.

 

HW.  Ans Questions p 498, 400 Test Thursday 

 

 

Check HW/discuss

 Partners:  develop a plot line using events from HW.

Introduce Vocab 2.

Partners:  work on Vocab 2 and complete for Friday

Test “Stolen Day”

Check vocab HW

 

Drill and games using vocab words.

 

Test Tuesday

Grade 8:  English


Mini review run-on sentences, comma faults.

P 484 Ex 3, Rev. A.  Write sentences on looseleaf.

Individual student conferences to  ck. Descriptive paragraph-describe somebody

 

Introduce Personal Pronouns p 77.  EX 4-5; WB 26-27

 

 

 

Share “Describe Somebody” descriptive paragraphs.

 

Ck & discuss HW

 

Continue personal pronouns EX 6-7, Rev. EX B

 

HW WB 28-29

Check HW

 

Continue paragraph sharing.

 

Test  Mon. Personal Pronouns.

Grade 8:  Reading

Correct HW from “Gentleman…”

Notes:  literary elements

 

Discuss word gentleman  in title

Partners.  Place events on plot line.

 

Ans Ques p 58, 59, 72, 73 –Discuss

HW Test Thursday

 

Complete discussion of “Gentleman…”

Introduce “The Adventure of the Speckled Band “ p 104

 

Listen to story on CD.

Pack reading on Thurs.

 

Test “Gentleman…”

 

Complete listening to story on CD,

 

Partners:  due Monday

 

Plot line

Give-setting, conflict, theme, theme, Pt of View.

 

Test Wed.

 

Complete assignment “Speckled Band”  due Monday

  





Date:  9-5-11

NAME:  Kathleen Murphy

 

Friday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Grade 6  Subject English

 

Review subjects and predicates (including compounds)-chart

 

Review Kinds of Sentences.

 

HW  Test Subjects-Predicates, Kinds of Sentences

Test

 

Writing activity-Teach Magic 3 and turning Magic 3 into a thesis statement.

SOD

 

Continue writing activity.

SOD-emphasize direct object

Grade 6  Subject Reading

 

Test “The Homecoming”

Introduce “The Market Square Dog” p 50 

 

HW  Read and 10+events due Thursday.

Open HW Quiz

 

Discuss story

 

Partners: Place events on plot line

 

HW  Ans. Ques. P 38

Check HW/discuss

 

Notes: setting, characters, conflict, point of view.

 

Test: Tuesday.

Grade 7  Subject English

 

Continue assignment from Friday on noun plurals

 

Correct-discuss

 

Test  Wed.-forming the plural of nouns

 

SOD emphasize direct objects and subject complements

 

Review turning a Magic 3 into a thesis statement.  Writing an introductory paragraph.

Test

Continue writing activity from Tuesday.

 

SOD-emphasize DO & Possessives

 

Introduce the Possessive Case p 372-375

Ex 6,7,8

Write rule # due Friday

Ck HW/Discuss

 

Grp WB  246-248-Write rule #

 

Correct &discuss

HW- Test Tuesday.

 

 

Grade 7  Subject Reading

 

Quiz all literary terms.

 

HW.  Test Wed.

 

 

Test all literary terms.

 

Introduce “Stolen Day” p 492

HW due Wed.

Read story

List 10+ events

Give: setting, point of view, climax

Open HW quiz Friday

 

 

 

Open HW quiz “Stolen Day”

 

Ck HW/Discuss

 

Grp.  Using HW combine events to develop a plot line on looseleaf

 

Complete for HW

Grade 8  Subject English

DAY

 

Review Possessive Case-p395-392

Ex 6,7,Rev B

Write rule #-due Thursday. –Workgroups

 

SOD-emphasize DO & possessive case

 

Writing-smiley face tricks>paragraph describe someone

 

Ck HW

Workgroups WB 246-251 more about possessives.  Write rule #.

 

Test Friday Possessive Nouns

 

DO-emphasize subject complement & possessive case

 

Share paragraphs from Tuesday

Test Possessive Nouns

 

Writing: Partners; Turn Magic 3 into a thesis statement

 

 

Grade 8  Subject Reading

LABOR

 

 

Introduces “A Gentleman from Rio Medico” p 54

Read & complete list at least 10 events +

Setting climax, theme, symbol, local color, point of view, protagonist.

 

Ck HW

Open HW Quiz

Discuss the word “gentleman” in title.

 

Work groups – develop plot line.

 

Test Wed.

Special Notes:

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Week of 8-29-11

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Grade 6:  English

Position of the Predicate p 55, Ex 6-7 p 56

Ex 8 p 57

Ex 9 p 58, WB 7-8

Compound Subjects & compound verbs

P 59-60, Ex 10-12

P 61 Review Ex B’

 

WB 8-10

Ck HW/ Discuss

 

Review & more practice on compound subjects & predicates

 

Review kinds of sentences p 64, EX E

(If necessary WB 14-15)

 

HW  Test compound subjects & predicates & kinds of sentences

Test

 

Writing activity-Teach Magic 3 and turning a magic 3 into a thesis statement.

Writing activity-Teach Magic 3 and turning a magic 3 into a thesis statement.

Grade 6:  Reading

Introduce Vocab 1

 

Partners work on Vocab 1 and complete for HW

 

Test Wed.

Check & drill Vocab 1

Test Wed.

 

Introduce: “The Homecoming”

 

Read story p 30

Summarize the story in at least 10 events in NB.-due Thurs.

 

Test Vocab 1

 

Work on assignment due Thurs.

Open HW Quiz on story.

 

Using events list teach plot diagram.

 

Ans. Ques. P 38, #2,3,4

Ck HW

 

Notes: setting, characters, conflict, theme, point of view.

Grade 7:  English


Ck HW

Review EX 4

Syntax of Nouns-cheat sheet

P 72 proper-common nouns

P74-concrete-abstract nouns

WB20-23


Ck HW

Test Fri nouns pp72-75

 

Due Tuesday Plural Nouns pp 397-400- plural nouns Ex 8, Rev B, WB 267-268. 

Write rule # for all

Test Nouns

 

Work on assignment due Tuesday.

Grade 7:  Reading

Check vocab 1

Hand out Literary Terms

Teach # 1-5 using “The Third Wish” as example

 

Quiz Tues. terms 1—5

 

Vocab 1 Test Wed

Quiz lit terms

Test Vocab 13

 

Teach lit terms 7-9; apply to “The Third Wish.”

 

Quiz Thursday #’s 1-5, 7-9

Quiz Lit Terms

Complete teaching o all Lit. terms. 

 

HW.  Quiz Tuesday all terms.  Test Wed. all terms.

Grade 8:  English


Forming the plural of nouns p 420-423, Ex 6-8.

WB 268-269

 

Write rule # for each.


Ck HW

 

WB 270-273

 

Write rule # for each.

Ck HW/discuss

 

Open book test –forming the plural of nouns.

Grade 8:  Reading

Test Vocab 3

 

Introduce “A Retrieved Reformation”

Pp28-35

Listen to story on CD.

10+ events in NB

Label with plot terms.  Give setting, characters, conflict, theme, Pt. of View, irony.

Test Vocab 3

Ck HW/Discuss

Venn diagram:  Jimmy Valentine-Ralph Spenser

Ans Ques p36 together (Do #8 first)

Test Friday “A Retrieved Reformation”


Test “A Retrieved Reformation”

Special Notes:                                                                                                                                                                   

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Week of :    8-22-2011  

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Grade 6:  English

Review Chap 1 Sentences & Fragments-WB3 follow dir. + underline all nouns & circle all verbs.

Test Wed.

Continue work on sentences & fragments, nouns & verbs

 

Test Wed.

 

Test Sent. & Frag., Nouns & Verbs

 

Review subjects & predicates p 53- Ex 3 WB 4

Ignore directions; use chart given in class.

CK HW

Ex 4 p 54/WB 4

Ignore directions; use chart given in class.

Ck HW

 

HW Ex 5-7 pp 55-57

 

Test Tuesday:  subjects & predicates

Grade 6:  Reading

Continue summer Reading Tests

 

Introduce “Greyling” p 6.  List characters & write 1 sent. about each.  Retell story in at least 8 important events that cover the story from beginning to end

 

Due on Wed.

 

Friday is last day for summer reading tests.

 

Continue summer reading tests.

 

Check HW

 

 

Continue summer reading tests.

 

Ck HW

 

Quiz “Greyling” – open HW.

 

Discuss “Greyling”

 

Listen to CD “My Heart is in the Highlands”

Ans. Ques p 20

Test Friday stories

Continue summer reading tests.

 

In Class:

Use fiction / nonfiction chart to compare elements of both stories –see  p 4-5

 

Last day for summer reading tests.

 

Test “Greyling” & “My Heart is in the Highlands”

 

 

Grade 7:  English

Review & Ck HW

 

WB 1-3+underline subjects & circle predicates.

 

Test Thursday: sentences, fragments, subjects, predicates

NEDS Assembly

Continue sentences, subjects, predicates.

 

Test Thursday: sentences, fragments, subjects, predicates

Test Sentences, Subjects & Predicates

 

Ex 7-8 pp 57-58

WB 4-5

Nouns Ch 2 p 70

 

Ex 1 p 71

     2 p 72

     3 p 73

Grade 7:  Reading

Continue summer Reading Tests

 

Quiz “The Third Wish”

 

Discuss elements of realism & fantasy.

 

Complete Ques in NB pp

174:  # 1-6

175: # 1,4,5

176:  all

 

Continue summer Reading Tests

 

Check HW/ Discuss

 

Review elements of fairy tales

 

Test Friday: “The Third Wish”

 

Introduce Vocab. _1_ - due Tuesday – test Wed.

 

Last day for summer Reading Tests

Test “The Third Wish”

 

Work on Vocab 1-due Tuesday, Test Wed.

Grade 8:  English

 

Check HW WB 2,4

 

Review:

 Verb Phrases p 57-58

 

Compound Subjects p61

Compound Verbs p 62

 

Compound Subjects & Verbs  pp 61-62

 

HW WB pgs  5, 7, 10,11,12.  Test Friday

 

 

Test:  Sentences, Fragments, Subjects, Predicates.

Grade 8:  Reading

Continue summer reading Tests

 

Quiz “The 11:59”

 

Ck/discuss HW  “The 11:59”

 

Partners:

Make fiction/non-fiction chart for both stories using terms from p 4-use those that apply to each selection

 

HW:  Ans. Ques. P 22 # 1,2,3,5.

 

Continue summer reading Tests

 

Complete review of stories.

Test Friday

 

 

Last day  summer reading Tests

 

Test “Baker Heater League” & “The 11:59”

 

Introduce Vocab Unit 1

Complete for

Tuesday.

Special Notes:

Return all test papers on Tuesday.  D’s & U’s must be signed.

 

Begin AR reading requirement for first quarter.

 

All textbooks and workbooks must be covered by Wednesday, August24, 2011.  Textbooks must be covered with heavy brown paper.  Soft cover workbooks must be covered with clear contact paper.  The books must remain covered all year.  A torn paper cover is not acceptable and must be replaced.