Communications

 

Objectives

Dates

Study Links

Know  45 Common prepositions (there are 150)

Be able to list, identify in a sentence and use.

About

Before

During

Of

Toward

Above

Behind

Except

Off

Under

Across

Below

For

On

Underneath

After

Beneath

From

Over

Until

Against

Beside

In

Past

Up

Along

Between

Inside

Since

Upon

Among

Beyond

Into

Through

With

Around

By

Like

Throughout

Within

At

down

near

to

without

Helping verbs

Be able to list, identify in a sentence and use

Is

Be

Had

Might

Shall

Am

Being

Do

Must

Should

Are

Been

Does

Can

Will

Was

Has

Did

could

would

Were

Have

May

 

 

 Linking verbs

Be able to list, identify in a sentence and use

Is

Am

Are

Was

Were

Be

Being

Been

Become

Feel

Look

Taste

Sound

Smell

Appear

Stay

Turn

Grow

Remain

Seem

 

Simple sentence notes--- use flip chart—(include information on Infinitives)

         Worksheets –1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b,

         Simple sentence quiz

Paragraph writing with the formulas --4a worksheet—provided in the workbook

---students will write a paragraph with the following criteria

            2 sentences—SV   2 sentences--SVV

        2 sentences—SSV  2 sentences--SSVV

 compound sentence notes--- use flip chart

 Wrkshts -1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a—

                 Compound sentence quiz—

                  Identify all six patterns in evaluation

Paragraph writing with the formulas -- 6a worksheet – provided in the workbook

-- students will write a paragraph with the following criteria

 3 sentences----I, c I          3 sentences—I;I

 

 

Week 4- comma usage with prepositional phrases, coordinating conjunctions and  subordinating conjunctions.

 

Evaluation of media- using databases, newspapers and books.

Finding and Note taking important  information

Topic sentences -

Then Writing topic and conclusion paragaphs P. 442, 447.

speeches and capital letters (preview 204- who fails does Capital letters p208-211 historical importance, time periods and nationalities ex 5,6,8 to review )(preview 218 who ever fails does ex 11,13,14)

 Week 1


 memorize the 45 on page 67. Learn more for bonus points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Week 3

 

 

 


Week 4

 

 

 

 

Week 5

 Preposition help

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&feature=endscreen&v=o2MKrrtPcR4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eomZJHwNkBI&feature=related

 

 

 

 

 

Helping verb song

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-F2JWKY63K0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handwriting on these worksheets is important.

Spelling and punctuation will also be counted as

Part of the grade.

http://studyskills.com/language-arts/what-is-the-greatest-predictor-of-success-in-school/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKQRkW41LzY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure the web pages you use for information are trustworthy. http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson983/checklist.pdf

 How to do a bibliography?

http://www.mandan.k12.nd.us/middleschool/library/include/files/documents/Bibliography%20Formats%20Citations%20for%20WIKI.pdf

 

 Informative speech--- 3- 5 minute speech

notes, research, writing a rough draft, bibliography, note cards, presentation, and test/evaluation

  1. Types of a speeches
  2. Parts to a speech
    1. Introduction
    2. Body
    3. Conclusion
    4. Bibliography or works cited
  3. Topic Sentences/clincher sentenences in a paragraph
  4. Bibliography or works cited
    1. topic found in newspaper less than one month old
    2. 2 sources from school databases or destiny web quest.
    3. one source from book
    4. google sources/ news sources/ biased sources
  5.  Research paper/Speech
    1. Read from paper
    2. hand in all sources tagged and bibliography (50 points)

Research—

Library research ------ 1 day--- library

Computer research—1 day—class room -- reserve cow

Create note cards and rough draft and complete bibliography in the classroom—

Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and

relevant evidence.

a. Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing

claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant

evidence, using accurate, credible sources and

demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and

clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and

evidence.*

d. Establish and maintain a formal style.

e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows

from and supports the argument presented.

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and

convey ideas, concepts, and information through the

selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

a. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow;

organize ideas, concepts, and information, using

strategies such as definition, classification,

comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include

formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts,

tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding

comprehension.

b. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions,

concrete details, quotations, or other information and

examples.

c. Use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify

the relationships among ideas and concepts.

d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to

inform about or explain the topic.

e. Establish and maintain a formal style.

f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows

from and supports the information or explanation

presented.

 

 

Week 6

 

Feb 21-24

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson1155/scaffold.pdf

 

 

http://www.acdsnet.org/uploads/file/library/MS_Research_Guide.pdf

 

http://www.fcps.edu/KeyMS/library/bibliography.html

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson1155/rubric.pdf

 

 

 

This link will take you to the detailed list of assignments for Quarter 3 research paper and speech.

 

/middleschool/teachers/Pfeifer-Johnson/include/files/files/Research paper baby steps draft 4.docx

 

If your child's grades do not measure up to what they were last year, it may be simply that s/he has more to do than before and the standards are higher. Often times, it is not that they aren't smart or aren't learning, it's that they are forgeting to do it or are losing it.  By now your child has a backpack/folders full of stuff and may need to sort it out.  PLEASE check this link to help her/him organize both time and materials.

http://studyskills.com/students/study-tips/from-failing-to-4-0/

Presentations—    7-8 students will present each day—4 days

Students will draw numbers for presentation order

Speeches are timed—3-5 minutes

10 points per day deducted from speech project if students are late

All students present a speech

   Week 8/9

March 12-16

 

capitalization and punctuation unit as needed for the research paper----green grammar book—ch.14, 15,16

(Capital letter rules, end marks, comma rules, semi colon, colon, quotation mark rules)

 

 Week 7/9