Language Arts – October 15th – 19th

This week in Language Arts we will be continue preparing for the internal ABSH Language Arts competition that is coming up in November. We will review ABSH rules for both the Spelling and Speech competitions and will focus on specific skills that can students can practice and utilize in both competitions. Please remember, this Friday we have student led conferences.

Important Dates

Monday Homework: Research Spelling Bee tips/tricks (digital group work)

Tuesday Homework: Choose speech topic w/ writing assignment

Wednesday Homework: Modeling speech

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Language Arts – October 8th – 12th     

Welcome back students! This is the last week of quarter one! We are a quarter of the way through the school year already! This week we in Language Arts we will be looking at context. Students will be looking at pieces of art, photography and poetry, analyzing each through a contextual lens as a culminating activity for this unit. Students will be taking vocabulary quiz on Friday.

Important Dates

Wednesday Homework: Contextual Writing Assignment

Thursday Homework: Study for Vocabulary Quiz

Friday: Vocabulary Quiz

Language Arts – September 24th – 28th      

This week we in Language Arts we will continue discussing literacy communities. Students will identify specific language communities that they access on a daily basis which will segue into thinking about analysis, which will be the focus of Thursday’s discussion. Friday is a half day, AM schedule. There are no new Nestor’s Words this week.

Important Dates

Monday: Vocabulary Quiz

Language Arts – September 18th – 21st        

This week we in Language Arts we will dive into the usage of language as a tool to communicate. Students will be looking at various forms of communication used and identify key components to how language is used. Students are also continuing to prepare for the PSAT and will have a weekly vocabulary quiz on Friday.

Important Dates

Monday Homework: Writing Response

Thursday Homework: Study vocabulary

Friday: Vocabulary Quiz Exam moved to MONDAY

Language Arts – September 10th – 14th

This week we in Language Arts we will continue preparing for the PSAT exam that will be taken in October. Students will be presenting on assigned PSAT exam answers provided by College Board on the practice test they’ve been working on.

Important Dates

Monday Homework: Review sample readings/questions: pg. 7, pg. 21 + Prepare Group Presentations

Tuesday Homework: Review sample readings/questions: pg. 11, pg. 15 + Prepare Group Presentations

Language Arts – September 3rd – 7th

This week we in Language Arts we will continue preparing for the PSAT exam that will be taken in October. Students have a PSAT vocabulary quiz on Monday and Friday. During the week we will discuss test preparation and go over test taking strategies.

Important Dates

Monday: Quiz on last week’s vocabulary

Monday Homework: Review new vocabulary

Friday: Quiz on week 3 vocabulary

Language Arts – August 27th – 31st

This week we in Language Arts we will begin looking at language as a tool. This includes analyzing other forms of language outside of traditional spoken languages like Spanish and English. In addition, students will continue to prepare for the PSAT exam in October. Students are expected to keep up with a weekly vocabulary list given every week. There will be a mini-quiz on this week’s words on Thursday.

Note to Parents: This Friday, August 31st, we are celebrating our 25th year! Please join us for the festivities! Please see our Monday Memo for more information.

Important Dates

Monday: Quiz on last week’s vocabulary

Monday Homework: Define vocabulary words / synonyms

Tuesday Homework: Practice PSAT question Wednesday Homework: Study

Thursday: Mini-Quiz on vocabulary.

Language Arts – August 20th – 24th

This week we in Language Arts we will start initial steps in preparation for the PSAT exams. As a class we will dissect sample test questions and review strategies to help students study and prepare for the exam. PSAT preparation will be integrated into the curriculum throughout the first quarter so that students are ready for the exam in October!

Important Dates

Monday Homework: Define vocabulary words / synonyms

Tuesday Homework: Practice PSAT question

Wednesday Homework: Study

Friday: Quiz on PSAT and weekly vocabulary

Language Arts – August 13th – 17th

This week we will review MLA citing, paraphrasing and summarizing. Students will be working with news articles and non-fiction sources while practicing citing. There will be a quiz on Thursday.

Important Dates

Monday Homework: Synthesis paragraph

Tuesday Homework: Summarize article and create citation

Wednesday Homework: Study

Thursday: Quiz on citing

Language Arts – August 6th – 10th

Welcome back students! This short week we will be getting back into school mode by reviewing classroom rules, school policies and then we will set up our Google Classroom! There will be a graded practice exercise and a quiz on Friday which will be on the material covered Wednesday and Thursday.

If you want to get a jumpstart on signing into the Google Classroom, the class code is: qjw6nb1

You must use your Discovery School email to sign in!

Important Dates

Wednesday Homework: Google Classroom practice assignment (due by midnight!!)

Friday: Quiz on class rules, school policies and Google Classroom procedures