7th-8th literature


We had a good first meeting of class on Friday. I told the students that the questions were in order of the reading. This is generally the case; however, this week, question #2 is found before question #1’s answer. Please encourage your student to do the vocabulary before the reading. It would be a good idea to review past vocabulary each week as well. The words are in our readings and it helps to be familiar with the definitions as we read. Also, please encourage your student not to get behind in the reading. It makes it difficult to catch up. There are audio recordings available (see the Facebook post about this). I also told the students that they would get bonus points for writing the paragraph summaries in cursive. It is optional, but an incentive nonetheless.

Literature 7th-8th


We begin reading Robinson Crusoe this week. If your copy is different from mine as I listed on the syllabus, please read through the section where Crusoe shipwrecks on the island and retrieves items from the boat before it sinks. (My page is #50).

Readings for the week of 10/21


Heads up, Parents.  You may want to supervise the readings of King Arthur this week.  There are some themes that are more mature.

We have a quiz in class on Friday.  Each student received a review sheet last week.  They have done a great job with their readings thus far!

September 23, 2016


The students should have completed reading Rolf and the Viking Bow and be prepared for a quiz.  Questions will come from the review page, study guides, and class discussions.   3/4 lit has 15 questions at 2 points each.  5/6 has 30 questions worth 1 point each.  There are bonus questions.  Please have students bring their binders tomorrow and place them in the orange crate labeled “3/4, 5/6 Lit” immediately AFTER their lit class.  It is my plan to use my lunch break time to compile the score for the book.  I can hopefully check the quiz and the study guides during that time and have them ready to return by 1:00.  Please have students to PICK UP their binders before they leave for the week.  It will be important as the new study guide will be there.  I’m truly enjoying teaching your children and getting to know them.  Have a wonderful Thursday!

Due September 23, 2016


A review has been sent home in preparation for the quiz on Rolf and the Viking Bow.  We will have a quiz in class on 9/23/16.  The book work should be completed prior to class:  Reading book (or participating in oral/audio reading) 50 points, Completion of study guide 20 points, Quiz 30 points.  I will have the study guide for our next book, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, ready for distribution next week.