With two weeks under our belts, we are falling into a nice routine. September will prove to be a busy, productive month. I look forward to the challenges we will face together.
Academic Focus/Important Dates:
•Upon receipt of iPads, students will be expected to check Google Classroom on a daily basis for class work and homework. Keep an eye out for your invitation to join Google Guardian.
•Commonly confused words: Quiz will be on Wednesday, September 4th.
•MAP Testing during the week of September 9th
•Daily Oral Language (DOL): Essential grammar/editing skills done on a weekly basis. Quizzes will be every two to three weeks.
•IXL.com: used in conjunction with grammar being taught in the classroom
•Membean.com (online vocabulary resource): Students must complete 2 days per week, 15 minutes per day. Quizzes will be approximately every three weeks. Membean rules 2019-20
•Al Capone Does My Shirts: We will explore elements of fiction, primarily characterization, setting, plot, and theme. The novel study will end with an assessment. Students will know the date of the assessment at least a week in advance.
•StudySync: SyncStart Unit
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