Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Homework September 26

6th grade homework tonight is to complete a G-O (a graphic organizer) for the character traits of Rachel in "Eleven". 

7th grade has no specific homework tonight.

6th and 7th graders have a "composting" packet (NECAP review) due on Friday.


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Homework and reminders

6th and 7th graders have a two-sided word whiz review sheet to complete for homework.  There will be a TEST on word whiz on Wednesday for both grades.


7th graders have to find three facts about the Medieval time period and bring them written to class.


6,7,8 Open House is tonight, beginning at 6:30 in the gym.  Please come!



Thursday, September 20, 2012

7th grade homework tonight

7th graders have no NEW homework tonight, though they need to make sure they have finished their "Mrs X and Mrs Y" packet from classwork this week.


Also, please note that there will be a TEST next week - possibly Wednesday - on the Word Whiz study we have been doing in class.  Students were provided the opportunity to email or print their notes from their iPads during class today.  They should STUDY for the test, particularly the word parts and the language arts terms.  I suggested flashcards, copying the notes out, making quizzes for self or friends, et cetera. 




homework tonight, grade 6

~6th graders have a two-sided review sheet for homework tonight.  They should use their notes.


~Additionally, if they haven't finished it yet, the packet on the poem, "Mrs X and Mrs Y" is due Friday.


~There will be a test on ALL the Word Whiz words next week (Wednesday?), so consider an appropriate study method -- flashcards, self-quizzing, peer-quizzing, copying notes, et cetera.




Thursday, September 13, 2012

9-13-2012 Homework

All students need to be steadily reading their nonfiction books.  Books should be coming to class every day and going home every night as well. 


6th graders have a double-sided worksheet tonight that is tough, but not impossible.  In class, we are using the same strategies as the worksheet demands, so with some effort, all should be able to complete it successfully.  I know that they worked on it with Mrs. Kirk in study hall. 


7th graders do not have any homework other than reading. 



Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Homework 9/12

Good afternoon!


6th grade homework tonight is a two-sided worksheet reviewing prefix skills and meaning in context skills.


7th grade homework tonight is a two-sided worksheet reviewing root words and context clues. 



Abigail P. Wald
Fair Haven Grade School
Middle Level English Language Arts
Middle Team Co-Leader
802-265-3883, ext 249

Monday, September 10, 2012

7th Grade Homework 9/10

7th Grade homework for tonight is to rewrite their summer paragraph using the 11 elements of a paragraph reviewed in class today.  All are expected to bring in BOTH an improved paragraph AND the original paragraph for grading. 


For your information, the basic elements we discussed in class are:

1.  Responds to given prompt

2.  Includes topic and concluding sentence

3   Includes a minimum of three supporting details.

4.  Uses a variety of sentence structures

5.  Uses topic-specific vocabulary

6.  Elaboration on at least one detail

7.  Capital letters and punctuation for sentences

8.  No misspellings of "No Excuses" words

9.  No fragments or run-ons

10. All pronouns have a clear referent

11. Paragraph is a minimum of 8 sentences


A final requirement, because we are practicing for the NECAP, is that the paragraph HAD to fit in the confines of the provided box.  This may mean that some students need to write smaller and/or condense their ideas while still being sure to address all 11 aspects reviewed in class.