Monday, November 23, 2009

Knowing your roots, prefixes, and suffixes

Knowing the meaning of a root, prefix, or suffix can help you figure out the meaning of an unfamiliar word. So, this week we will continue our word study with fifteen more roots, prefixes, and suffixes. We will have a roots quiz when you return from the break. If you were in class, use your four column notes to study for the quiz. If you were absent this week, click on the link (picture) below to view/print the notes.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Editorials are due 11/17 (A) and 11/18 (B)

Over the past several weeks, we've been revising our editorials. Next week we will collect them. Don't forget you will turn in three pieces: the first draft, the final typed draft, and a works cited page (using Your printed rubric is in your sourcebook, but in case you need an extra copy to look over, here it is. Click on the image to access the webpage where you can download the file.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Important Updates

-Report cards went home last week.

-The parent portal is open now, so come in during school hours to get your personal password. You will need your driver's license or picture ID. Parents and students will be able to view grades throughout the quarter. If you notice a zero for an assignment it could mean a student did not turn in the work, or it could mean he or she turned the work in late and has not completed a late work conference.

-Editorials are due on 11/17 (A) and 11/18 (B). Final drafts need to be typed. So, students needing extra computer time should sign up. We're also available before and after school for students who would like extra help with their writing (see sign in sheet for available times).