Practicing for FCAT
Last week we took a diagnostic FCAT test covering the thirteen skills that are tested. This 70-questions tool will serve to tell each student which skills they are weakest in. While the test itself was not a grade, the practice work we will be doing will have graded assignments. When the students got their scantron answers back we did an analysis of which skills went to which test questions so they could see for themselves which of the skills were their weakest. This week and next week we will be taking that data and working in a FCAT workbook that gives more than ample examples and exercises to help student improve their skills. FCAT Reading takes place starting the week of April 22nd. With individualized practice going on in class, we're sure to be ready for the test, which is online this year for the first time for Grade 9 FCAT Reading.
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"The Necklace" PowerPoint
Here's the notes and assignments for "The Necklace" p. 333
Adjectives & Adverbs
Here's all the links to the worksheets and lists on the board today.
Analyzing a poem
Here are notes to analyze a poem
Every one of these rules fit under the axiom "Do your best, do what's right and treat others the way you wished to be treated."
Greek, Latin & Affixes
Here are the Greek and Latin roots and affixes that are being used for the daily bellwork.
How to Take Notes for a Poem
How to take notes for an autobiography excerpt
How to take notes for short stories
Here are the elements of literature you will need to know when analyzing literature.
pick a poet
Pick A Poet Power Point Presentation Project
Pick-A-Poet Power Point Presentation Project
Here is an example of this project as done by Ms. Hatfield on the poet Eve Merriam.
Poetry Unit notes
Standard Manuscript Style
Here are the paremeters to writing an essay. This concerns the final draft that you will turn in for a grade.
The Writing Process
Here is the PowerPoint to the notes we took in class for the writing process. These notes cover in particular Step One - Prewriting.
Using Poetry Techniques
Here are the poetry techniques including figures of speech and sound devices.
English I Syllabus
This document tells you all about the course and the teacher's expectations this year.
Class Trip questions
The Writing Process Step One - Prewriting
How to write an outline
The Most Dangerous Game
Powerpoint of notes to this story.
Bell Work Journal Prompts 2012-2013
Grammar and Vocabulary Notes
Here is the PowerPoint to then notes over the All-In-One workbook pages 18, 24, 38, 71, 76, etc.
Close Reading Lesson #1
Read the two articles about two enterprising women Madame C.J. Walker and Annie Johnson, answer the questions and complete the two paragraph writing.
Prompt for County Demand Writing #2
Grammar/Vocabulary Test grade redemption
Heroes essay instructions/prompts
Writing Process Step One
Nonfiction Test Two Study Guide
Anthem Ch. 1-3
Barefoot Heart study questions
Anthm Study questions
Martyn Pig study questions
Hope Was Here study questions
Shane Ch. 7-12 questions
Shane Ch. 13-16 study questions
Shane as a romance essay