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  • Monday, Jan. 16, 2017

    All classes - If we are canceled Monday, we will not have spelling for the week. Also, please do not work ahead, only do the following assignments on Monday. If you have any questions, please text me. Thank you!

    8th Grade - Read page 135 and do exercise A on pages 135-136. Look over page 137. If we have class on Monday, this assignment will change and we will review for a quiz to be taken on Wednesday.

    9th Grade - Read page 141, do exercise A. Read page 142, do exercise A. Do exercise C and D on page 143. Look over page 144.

    10th Grade - Do the following review exercises: C, D, E, F, G, and H on pages 152-153; H and I on pages 182-183. We will be having a test on Friday. 

  • Friday, Jan. 13, 2017

    8th Grade - Have a parent give you the spelling test and then place it in a sealed, signed envelope. Read page 131, do exercise A. Read page 132, do exercise A. Do exercise B and C on page 133. Look over page 134.
     
    9th Grade - Have a parent give you the spelling portion of your test. Take the matching test for spelling. Then place the test in a signed, sealed envelope. Read page 138. Do exercise A page 138, exercise A page 139, exercise A and B page 140.
     
    10th Grade - Have a parent give you the spelling portion of your test. Take the matching test for spelling. Then place the test in a signed, sealed envelope. Have a parent monitor while you take Grammar quizzes 8 and 9. Read page 145, do exercises A and B. Do exercises A, B, and C on page 146.
  • Testing Blog for 2017

    Testing blog post for 2017
  • Jan. 20, 2016 - Snow Day

    8th Grade Grammar - Read pg 171 and do exercise A. Read pg 172 and do exercise A. Read pg 173 and do exercise A. Read pg 174 and do exercise A.

    8th Spelling - Have a parent give you the spelling pre-test. Have it graded and bring with you to school on Friday.

     

    9th Grade Grammar - Read pg 186. Do A and B pg 187. Do C and D pgs 188-189.

    9th Spelling -  Have a parent give you the spelling pre-test. Have it graded and bring with you to school on Friday.

     

    10th Grade Spelling -  Have a parent give you the spelling pre-test. Have it graded and bring with you to school on Friday.

    Grammar - Test on Friday - the following is your study guide:

    Test 7 Review     Units 15-16 (review units 1-14)

    Definitions:  multiple choice

                Define personal pronoun- pg 206; Define ambiguous pronoun reference – pg 210; 

                Know if the pronoun all and several are singular or plural or both – pg 207; Know the gender of the pronoun its – pg 208

                Know that objective case pronouns may act as appositives to indirect objects – pg 214

    Pronoun Case:

                  6 sentences - multiple choice:  write the letter of the pronoun which correctly completes each sentence – similar to pg 226 Exercise E

                            Review how you determine the case of a pronoun - subject, predicate nominative, object of preposition, etc. 

                                Then remember which pronoun goes with each case. Hint:  “e” pronouns are subject, etc. and “m” pronouns are objects.

    Subject-Verb Agreement:

                5 sentences:  multiple choice:  write the letter of the verb that would agree with each pronoun subject. – pg 207

                            Review subjects such as:  Both, One, Most, and Some

    Pronoun - Antecedent Agreement:

                5 sentences:  multiple choice:  write the letter of the pronoun that would agree with the antecedent. – pgs 208-209

                            Review pronouns such as:  Both, Everyone, Each, Most, Neither

    Pronoun Usage:

                 7 sentences:  Write C if the pronoun usage is correct and write I if it is incorrect. 

                   Review pronoun case again. – similar to pg 220 Exercise B

    :  Bonus  Review the following:  

                Active vs. passive voice

                Punctuation of poem titles and dashes

                Subject - verb agreement -- plural or singular

                Capitalization of brand name products and of street names 

      

  • Snow Day - Monday, 2/10/14

    7th Grammar - Test Wednesday. Continue to study. Please make sure all your assignments have been graded by your parents. I will take grades on Wednesday. Please call if you have any questions concerning the unit. We will do a quick review Wednesday before the test.

    Spelling - Pre-test on Wednesday - the prefix dis- means "not or opposite to."

    disorder, disregard, discredit, displeasure, disinfect, dissatisfied, disengaged, disrespect, disembark, disbelief, dispossess, disclaimer, disreputable, disconnect, disobedience, disabled, disfavor, dishonor, disloyal, disarray

  • CORRECTION Snow Day - Friday, 2/7/14

    CORRECTION -

    I began reading your other assignments - I will postpone your grammar test to Wednesday. Simply take your spelling test at home and work on your other assignments. Hopefully, having this week off, you have had adequate time to study for your other tests! 

  • Snow Day - Friday, 2/7/14

    7th Grade Grammar

    Spelling - have your parents give you your spelling test.

    On Monday, we will take the grammar test. I will give time before class to answer any questions. Please have your parents grade all your homework so that you may know how well you did on the material. Please call me if you have any questions. 

  • Snow Day - Wednesday, 2/5/14

    7th Grade Grammar -

    Spelling - Have your parents give you the pre-test and have them grade it. Remember, a 95 or above counts as a 100 and no spelling test on Friday!

    Grammar - Friday in class we will catch up on grading and review for a test to be taken Monday. Please spend time going over this review so that I can answer any questions on Friday. 

    Test Review 7 and Quiz 16 - Units 13 plus review

    Kinds of Pronouns: match each with their definition – interrogative pronoun, relative pronoun, compound pronoun, possessive pronoun, indefinite pronoun, personal   pronoun, demonstrative pronoun

    Pronoun Subject/Verb Agreement: 5 sentences - underline the subject, circle the correct verb choice – study pronouns such as: many, none, each, all, some, etc.

    Pronoun Case: 5 sentences – write the correct pronoun choice - Study nominative and objective case pronouns

    Pronouns: 8 questions – fill in the blank

                Define antecedent

                What kind of pronoun asks a question?

                What are the three cases of pronouns?

                Pronouns combined with self or selves are called…

               Define demonstrative pronoun

                What type of pronoun introduces dependent clauses?

    Recognizing Pronouns: 4 sentences – circle the pronoun - Know how to recognize all pronouns used as nouns – do not circle possessive pronouns used as adjectives

    Pronouns/ Antecedents: 5 sentences – identify the pronoun and antecedent in each sentence

    Pronoun Case: 13 sentences – choose the correct pronoun for each sentence

    Pronoun Usage: 8 sentences – choose the correct verb for each sentence - Study the following: one, few, no one, neither, they, he

    Nouns / Pronouns: 7 sentences – The word is underlined for you. You need to identify as either: DO, IO, PN, DA, AP, or OP – remember it doesn’t matter whether it is a noun or pronoun, solely focus on the position in the sentence

    Capitalization and Punctuation: 4 sentences – Mark either C or I for correct or incorrect

    Fragments and Run-ons: 4 sentences – label each as either S, F, or RO

    Verb Usage: 9 sentences – choose the correct verb - Study titles and troublesome verbs such as: raised vs. rose, taught, had better, sneaked etc.

    No Diagrams: So No Bonus! Study Hard!

     

  • Snow Day - 2/3/2014

    7th Grade Grammar

    Do all of the Review- exercises A-G - pages 169-171.  On Wednesday (if school is canceled), I will post a test review.

    Spelling - The prefix un- gives a negative meaning to the root word and can be attached to almost any adjective. The prefixes in-, il-, im-, and ir- mean "not."

    Word List: unshaken, unguarded, unwieldy, unconscious, incurable, inevitable, ineffectual, inseparable, illegality, illegitimate, illiterate, illimitable, impatient, improbable, immortal, impassable, irresistible, irreligious, irrespective, irreverent

    Spelling Pre-test on Wednesday.

    Stay safe and warm!

  • Snow Day - Monday, Jan 6, 2014

    7th Grade Grammar -

    review all rules for this unit thus far - pages 100-108

    Read page 109 and do exercises A, B, and C pages 109-110

    Read page 111 and do exercise A

    Spelling - pre-test on Wednesday -

    adjective suffixes: the adjective suffixes -ic, -ary, and -ory mean "of, relating to, characterized by, belonging to, connected with, consisting of, associated with, affected with, or tending to." For example: mandate + ory = mandatory (characterized by a mandate), custom + ary = customary (relating to custom), allergy + ic = allergic (affected with an allergy)

    List 13: words and their meanings - We will play a matching game on Friday with their meanings. Please know the words in parenthesis as well. Participation points will be given as a class grade.

    domestic - relating to a domicile (home) 

    dramatic - characterized by drama (dealing with plays; or, having emotional, conflicting results) 

    despotic - associated with a despot (tyrant) 

    realistic - related to realism (concern for the actual) 

    systematic - belonging to a system (plan) 

    demonic - relating to demon (evil spirit) 

    contrary - of that which is counter (against) 

    arbitrary - characteristic or an arbiter (judge) 

    military - relating to war and militia (armies)

    visionary - characterized by vision (sight) 

    revolutionary - related to revolution (a marked change or turn) 

    salutary - related to or producing health 

    hereditary - associated with inheritance or an heir

    inflammatory - characterized by fire, tending to inflame (excite or incite)

    defamatory - tending to defame (disgrace)

    derogatory - tending to derogate (make inferior) 

    compulsory - tending to compel (force or overpower) 

    promissory - relating to promise (assurance) 

    transitory - of a passing (transitional) nature 

    valedictory - related to saying farewell (valediction) 

  • Snow Day - Monday, Dec 9, 2013

    7th Grade Grammar -

    Hi Everyone! The teacher, and principal, did not bring her books home! So, I cannot give you exact page numbers. But, you do not get off the hook that easily! Lol

    We are starting a new unit on nouns. Please read the rules and do the exercises for the first 4 pages that unit. I believe it is Unit 10. If there is a writing exercise, you do not need to complete that exercise.

    Have a great day and stay safe!

     

  • Snow Day - Mar 1, 2013

    9th Grade Grammar

    Do pages 274-275   Exercises A, B, C, D   I will ask for questions Monday before we grade; these exercises may be difficult.

    We will grade pages 268-275 on Monday.

    Have a great weekend!

  • Snow Day - Feb 13, 2012

    I am winging it here, sorry parents. I left my things at school Friday for my sub to use.

    5th Grade Reading - Read and answer questions for the last story in your reading book. If we have finished that book, read and answer questions for the first story in your new reading book. I know we were about to change books; I just cannot remember if that was for today or Wednesday. Again, sorry if this is confusing!

    Grammar - Bryce and Nathan - Please have your parents check over the exercises that we have not graded. Do the diagraming page for adjectives that is next.

  • Snow Day - Feb 9, 2011

    9th Spelling - Please take the pretest and have a parent grade. If you made a 95% or 100%, please return it in a signed, sealed envelope.

    9th Grammar - Please review the unit up to this point. We will not do anything new. Friday, we will catch up on grading.

    10th Spelling - Please take the pretest and have a parent grade. If you made a 95% or 100%, please return it in a signed, sealed envelope.

    10th Grammar - Study for the test on Friday using the following study guide.

    10th Grammar Study Guide:  Test 7 Review

    Definitions:  multiple choice
            Define personal pronoun-

            Define ambiguous pronoun reference -

            Know if the pronoun  all  and  several  are singular or plural or both.

            Know the gender of the pronoun its.

            Know that objective case pronouns may act as appositives to indirect objects.

    Pronoun Case:
            6 sentences - multiple choice:  write the letter of the pronoun which correctly completes each sentence. 
            Review how you determine the case of a pronoun - subject, predicate nominative, object of preposition, etc. 
            Then remember which pronoun goes with each case. 
            Hint:  “e” pronouns are subject, etc. and “m” pronouns are objects.

    Subject-Verb Agreement:
            5 sentences:  multiple choice:  write the letter of the verb that would agree with each pronoun subject.
            Review subjects such as:  Both, One, Most, and Some

    Pronoun - Antecedent Agreement:
            5 sentences:  multiple choice:  write the letter of the pronoun that would agree with the antecedent.
            Review pronouns such as:  Both, Everyone, Each, Most, Neither

    Pronoun Usage:
            7 sentences:  Write C if the pronoun usage is correct and write I if it is incorrect.
            Review pronoun case again.
     
    Review:  Review the following:
            Active vs. passive voice
            Punctuation of poem titles and dashes
            Subject - verb agreement -- plural or singular
            Capitalization of brand name products and of street names 

  • Snow Day - Fri., Feb. 4, 2011

    9th Spelling - Please take spelling test for list 15. Return in a signed, sealed envelope.

    9th Grammar - Our grammar test will be on Monday. Please read page 170 and Do A & B on pages 170-171.

    10th Spelling - Please take spelling test for list 9A. Return in a signed, sealed envelope.

    10th Grammar - Please read page 136 and Do A & B on page 137, Do C & D on page 138. Please read page 139 and Do A on pages 139-140 and B on page 140. Bring any questions from these exercises to class on Monday; we will discuss these concepts before grading them on Monday.

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