Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Week 4 - The Puritans / Colonial Era

PPT Notes and Assignments for January 25-28. 

Parents and Students.... please remember Open House is Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. I hope to see you all here!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Week 3: Tuesday and Wednesday - Summer Reading Test and The Iroquois Constitution + Passive/Active Voice


 "Summer" Reading Essay - (retakes Tuesday Jan. 27 after school)

Language - Quizzler - Grammar Quizzlet – Rewrite the following sentence to reflect “Active” Voice:  The cake baked by Sam was eaten by John. (**** this one is tricky… but, if you apply the logic….you can make it happen!!!)


Activating  Activity/Activating Prior Knowledge: List some of the rules that are established and the reasons for these rules for a club, organization, or sport to which you belong.  (if you do not belong to one of these, write about Wheeler’s rules or this classroom, or the science, computer lab, culinary, etc.)
What would happen without these rules?

Reading Literature- Informational Texts - Primary Documents

The Iroquois Constitution
Pre-reading – p. 40
Literary Analysis – read pg. 46
Vocabulary Builder (hand out) –
Integrated Language Skills (hand out)
Read from The Iroquois Constitution pp. 42-44
Post Reading – Literary Analysis Handout
Take Test (in class only)

Language: Grammar - Active Vs. Passive Voice

Identifying  when active or passive voice is most appropriate.

The gun that is believed to have been used in yesterday’s shooting was found in a trash can behind a gas station on Delk Road.

  • What is important? What was found or who found it?
  • Pay close attention to context. 


The Civil Rights Movement


In the News

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Watch shows online

Fact or Fiction

Where do you find the answer?