Mrs. Ness' Language Arts Page

2nd Quarter:

Week of 12/3

The end of Unit 1 is fast approaching. In the upcoming week, we will really hone in on supporting our ideas with evidence from the text and then revising our writing. This is in preparation for the end of the unit essay. The essay serves as students final assessment for the skills worked all throughout this unit; providing evidence, use of direct quotes as support, proper formatting for citing quotes, and proper format of dialogue. 

Week of 11/26

Happy Holidays Everyone! This year is flying by! 

This week we continue looking at how dialogue and narration contribute to a story. We analyze these elements within Dahl's story and then practice it within our own writing. We are specifically working on how to format dialogue in our own writing, and using dialogue to show what a character is like. 

Going into the Gradebook over the break was:
  • Lesson 7 Dialogue Writing
  • Reading Comprehension Solos for Lessons 5,6, & 7- this is an averaged grade for the three lessons. Missing Solos are indicated in Skyward. These will be the focus of a work day later this week. 
  • Vocab will be going in next week. Amplify had a change in their system and many students did not have vocab words available. That has been fixed and Vocab grades will resume next week. 

Week of 11/19

One quick word about last week's Quiz- students may improve their grade by completing practice worksheets. These have been disgusted and are available in class. It is the students' responsibility to get it. Also, this is due on Wednesday. I will not accept them after. 

This week we will take a look at dialogue. How it contributes to and moves the story along. We will also start working on how to use and properly format dialogue in our own writing. 

Week of 11/13

As 2nd Quarter begins, we are back in our Amplify curriculum. The skill we are working on this week is using quotes as evidence. This includes properly citing and formatting our quotes. We will start the week with a review of this skill. Students will then have a chance to revise and fix Lesson 5. 

Going into the grade book will be last week's One-Pager project for our author visit and reading of Secrets of the Tally as well as the revised grade for Quoting and Citing Evidence.

Contact Information:
Phone: 360-501-2920 ext 2217

Vocabulary Grades can be interpreted like this:

10- well above standard
9- above standard
8- at standard
7- below standard

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