Second Quarter Documents
MLA heading template
This week, we learned how to do a proper MLA heading in ELA. Students will use this heading in ELA classes in every grade at RMS, so it's good for kids to get the hang of this now. Every paper students type or write will have this heading on it, so I want you to have access to a template at home.
Glossary: Weekly Vocabulary Definitions
Use these pages on-line or print them. Copy the part of speech and definition only. Don't worry about page numbers or "related words."
Every Monday, students will receive a list of vocabulary words like the one below. Students need to: 1. record these words and their definitions (which can be found in the glossary documents above, in a dictionary, or on-line) into their vocabulary notebooks and 2. study these words all week long for a quiz on Friday. Parents, please check with your child every Monday for new vocab words and, if possible, it would be great if you would help them study these words a little bit each day to be prepared for Friday's quiz. Students may re-take these quizzes during Advisory through Wednesday of the following week for a higher score. We will do daily activities with these words to help students learn them, but they will need to work on these at home as well. I will check vocab notebooks every Friday for a grade.
This quarter, I want students to improve their reading skills by reading chapter books of their choice for 30 minutes per night five nights each week. I understand busy schedules, so I won't dictate which nights students read. If they need to catch up on weekends, that's fine. Or if they want to read for 20 minutes seven nights a week, that's okay, too. Overall, I want students to read for 2.5 hours each week. I do want some of that reading to be silent reading, but I am also fine with students reading along to the audio version or reading with parents and taking turns reading aloud. This is all about continuing to grow as readers through practice. I also hope students will learn to love their reading time which is why I want them to choose novels they enjoy. I will check reading logs every Friday, so please have them filled out, signed, and ready to go. This is for a grade. Thanks!
This is the basic writing rubric I will use on paragraphs and essays unless otherwise indicated. For paragraphs, the introduction and conclusion will consist of one sentence each and the body will be the sentences between them. For essays, the introduction and conclusion will each be one paragraph and the body will be, typically, three additional paragraphs between them.
First Quarter Documents
You can read Ender's Game by clicking on the file below.
Here are the documents for the Ender's Game Argumentative Essay we will work on from Sept. 9-22.
We have a vocab quiz on Thursday 8/20. Click below for your study guide.
Click below for your new and improved (and much, much shorter!) vocabulary list!