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Evernote Portfolio Time!

Students, today we will start working on your online portfolio! You will need to get yourself an Evernote account, and you can even get the app for your iPhone, iPod, or Android phone! Stop by our class Evernote page to see ideas for what you should have in your portfolio. Remember, you can use Evernote … Continue reading

It’s… the Final Countdown!

Students, we have FCAT starting next week. This is it! Sadly, I know none of you has the faintest idea what that music is for in today’s featured image, but I couldn’t resist. 200 imaginary bonus points for anyone who explains it to me! Well, let’s get started. Today we will check over our margin … Continue reading

What’s the Purpose?

Students, today we will be looking into the author’s purpose. The image above tells that author’s purpose can be Persuade, Inform, Entertain; but there are other purposes. For example, an author can write to “share a personal experience”. We are going to watch a short video on author’s purpose which goes through some of the … Continue reading

Getting the Main Idea…

Good day, students! We will be moving into the Main Idea portion of our FCAT preparation. Here is the Common Core Benchmark: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.8.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas; provide an objective summary of the text. We will … Continue reading

Poems, Everybody!

Okay, well maybe not the kind of poem featured above. Today we will be reading two poems about advice. Complete the following: Read and complete the notebook on pg. 105 in your group Discuss Imagery and Figurative Language pg. 106 Read in your Group – Speech to the Young and Mother to Son pg. 107-108 … Continue reading