Tuesday, March 27, 2012

IANs due this week!

I will collect 6th and 7th on Wednesday and the rest (1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th) on Thursday (although if you are in those classes and yours is ready, you can turn it in early).  You will have a few minutes to put it together and fill in the table of contents tomorrow (Wednesday).  I will be grading pp.100-114.   (That is a lot of pages, so find all the "stuff" that goes in there!)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Almost done w/English 1 STAAR!

Keep the focus and do your best on the reading test tomorrow...You got this! (Especially when you can find good textual evidence for the OER/short responses.  *wink*)

Good luck, kiddos,
Ms. A

Good luck, kiddos!

You can do it!  Just remember, I believe in you, so believe in yourself!

Ms. A

Friday, March 23, 2012

Last STAAR Academy is tomorrow!

Don't forget, the writing test is Monday and the reading test is Tuesday, so come see us and get any last minute pointers tomorrow, 3/24/12!  Sessions run from 9-12:30.  Hope to see you there!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Homework 3/22/12 (Last one this week!!)

Complete the revising and editing STAAR practice packet (the one with the turtle on the front).  Make sure you do BOTH parts of it!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Homework 3/21/12

Complete the Ann of Green Gables STAAR practice packet.  We will go over it before reading another one act play on Thursday!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Reminder: Last make-up for timed Literary Essay is Wednesday

The last chance to make up the literary essay from March 2 is after school tomorrow, Wednesday, 3/20/12, 4:10-5:00.  See you after school!

Homework 3/20/12

Don't forget to do the practice STAAR reading/multiple choice tonight!  ("Hungry Bears...")  It is due at the beginning of class.  And don't forget about STAAR Academy this Saturday, 9-12:30!

Monday, March 19, 2012

STAAR Academy/Countdown to EOC/STAAR test...

The test is in less than 1 week!  We take the writing portion on Monday, 3/26/12, and the reading portion on Tuesday, 3/27/12.  The last opportunity for a little extra help will be this Saturday, 3/24/12.  Hope to see you there!

Homework 3/19/12

Reminder of your homework for tonight:  Finish the grammar practice packet (the second "Revising and Editing: Passage 2..." is what is left).  Also, complete the pathos/logos chart about "Carry Your Own Skis."  Remember, there will be homework each night this week, but it shouldn't take you long.  Please help yourself get ready for the EOC/STAAR next week!  =]

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Homewok 3/8/12

Don't forget to finish questions about "Carry Your Own Skis" (p. 526) tonight!  :D

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Reminder to finish reading...

..."Carry Your Own Skis" pp. 522-526 by tomorrow (Thursday).  See you tomorrow!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Thursday, 3/8, after school make up day for timed essay

If you were absent or went to the pep rally during 7th period on Friday, 3/2, you need to come to my classroom this Thursday, 3/8, to make it up.  We will begin at 4:15 and finish at 5.  Please be prompt and ready to work!  :D

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Homework 3/1/12 (prep for a summative grade...)

Take 10-15 minutes and fill out the graphic organizer to plan your literary essay (write a story about the power of imagination, with or without the picture as a focus).  You will write the essay in class tomorrow.  This is practice in timed writing and will be due at the end of the period, so keep an eye on the time!