Mrs. Apollon's Language Arts Class

 

Fourth Quarter   Week # 9

        5/22/17---5/26/17

To be a strong writer you have to be a strong reader!

 

 

Dear parents and guardians,

 

      Please continue to engage in conversation at home with your child that can help them think critically, develop and master The  H.I.N.T.S components which is embeded in our daily instruction in Language Arts. So please monitor closely this week's homework requirements. 

  There will be a Vocabulary Terms Test on Friday this week! 

 

Parents thank you for your  continuous support. Please continue sending the needed materials for Language Arts class.  We at Driftwood Middle, encourage you to make sure your child is in school daily for students ' daily attendance makes a huge difference in their academic growth. Students are to practice their cursive writing every night (Homework included)

Thank you again for your support in making this school year a successful one!

 

Students,

"You are here to learn. I am gladly here to facilitate your learning so boys and girls we are in it together to win it!"

Mrs. Apollon

 

This week's Target Learning Goal

 

This week, students will  be working on the following goals:

*  Examine different genres in Poetry.

*  Class Novel...Thematic Unit Activities.

*Reading packet Practice ( Non Fiction)

 

Word of the week:

Adaptation ( noun) : adjustment to environmental conditions.

 

Quote of the week:

 

" Start where you are.

Use what you have.

Do what you can."  Arthur Ashe

Wellness Tip of the Week

    Save Energy!

 

 

H.I.N.T.S. Elements:   

 

                       ( Acronym)

 

hypothesis :  judgement based on facts.

 

Illustration  : picture mind/visuals ( something you can connect to...)

 

Numerical Data  : mathematical calculation, statistics, ratios, graphs, percentage.....

 

Testimonies  : factual information given by reliable experts, organizations.

 

Similarities/Differences  :  common/ not differing.

 

Suggested Guiding Questions:

 

Hypothesis

1. What could -----------------ultimately lead to ?

2. Predict the effects of---------------------several years from now.

 

Illustration

1. Think about the sights, sounds, smells, tastes, textures, emotions, and reactions.

2. Does this information provide a description of a scene so vivid and detailed that the reader can clearly see it in mind?

 

Assignments

Monday

None.

 

Tuesday

 Write 20 sentences ( use Planning Stage)

 

Wednesday

 

Write each word 5x .

 

Thursday

 

Study all terms for Quiz.

 

Friday

 

 Read a fun book!

 

 

Weekly Vocabulary Terms:  

moreover

however

finally

equally

in light of

hook

reason

complicated

resume

argumentative essay

claim

rebuttal

conclusion

some may agree

remarkable

adaptation

vocabulary

source

provide

loquacious