Friday, May 11, 2012

7th and 8th grade homework

7th graders should be studying for a vocabulary test next Wednesday (May 16).  The test will cover vocabulary from chapters 1-4 of Ten Little Indians, with an emphasis on chapters 3 and 4 as well as the “ly” words (adverbs like surreptitiously, conscientiously, and adroitly).


8th graders should be studying The Declaration of Independence for a second recitation due Tuesday, May 15.  Students, in general, did quite poorly on this recitation a few days ago, and they are being asked to continue trying to memorize the first few sentences.  The first recitation grade WILL stand, but a second recitation grade will help to balance it out.  Ms. Briggs and I challenged the students who earned good scores the first time to aim for at least one letter grade of improvement. 




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