preparing students for standardized tests

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Monday, April 21

It’s possible that your teacher took grades on the D.O.L. today. Please ask her if she did. If so, you need to get a D.O.L. make-up sheet from your teacher.

If you were gone today, you need to copy your assignments in your agenda. If you are at home right now, use this schedule, right here on clipboards, like you would the “Agenda Guide” in the classroom, and simply copy each day’s activities into your agenda.

We were given a new vocabulary list today. Extra copies are in the Monday box. The definitions are found on the “Vocabulary” page, right here on ClipBoards.

While students worked to create an onomatopoeia poem, they were given a grade for their simile poems. Please show yours to the teacher and say, “I still need a grade for this simile poem!” (If you don’t say that, the teacher won’t know you need a score for it.)

Tuesday, April 22

It’s possible that your teacher took grades on the D.O.L. today. Please ask her if she did. If so, you need to get a D.O.L. make-up sheet from your teacher.

The definitions for this week’s vocabulary words are found on the “Vocabulary” page, right here on ClipBoards.

While students worked to create an onomatopoeia poem, they were given a grade for their simile poems. Please show yours to the teacher and say, “I still need a grade for this simile poem!” (If you don’t say that, the teacher won’t know you need a score for it.)

Wednesday, April 23

It’s possible that your teacher took grades on the D.O.L. today. Please ask her if she did. If so, you need to get a D.O.L. make-up sheet from your teacher.

The definitions for this week’s vocabulary words are found on the “Vocabulary” page, right here on ClipBoards.

Today we learned what an ode is. An ode is a poem that says great things about a strange object. For example, if you’re writing a poetry notebook about food, you might write an ode to hot peppers. If your poetry notebook is on winter themes, you might write an ode to frostbite. (There’s an example of “An Ode to Frostbite” on the back of your poetry organizer handout.)

Thursday, April 24

It’s possible that your teacher took grades on the D.O.L. today. Please ask her if she did. If so, you need to get a D.O.L. make-up sheet from your teacher.

The definitions for this week’s vocabulary words are found on the “Vocabulary” page, right here on ClipBoards.

Today we learned what an ode is. An ode is a poem that says great things about a strange object. For example, if you’re writing a poetry notebook about food, you might write an ode to hot peppers. If your poetry notebook is on winter themes, you might write an ode to frostbite. (There’s an example of “An Ode to Frostbite” on the back of your poetry organizer handout.)

Our onomatopoeia poems were due today. Make sure you turn yours in to the teacher and tell her, “This is my onomatopoeia poem. I still need a grade for it!”

Friday, April 25

It’s possible that your teacher took grades on the D.O.L. today. Please ask her if she did. If so, you need to get a D.O.L. make-up sheet from your teacher.

Today your teacher gave everyone a grade for having five poems. You need to show her your completed poems and say, “I need a grade for the five-poem score!” If you need help writing your poems, please visit the “Assignments” page in the top menu bar. It shows which poems have been assigned and what the requirements are for each one. Remember that you must show your work by doing a pre-write page before you write the poem.

We also revised our essays on sixth grade vs. seventh grade. Here’s the writing prompt for that assignment: Write an essay that compares sixth and seventh grades. Sixth graders will read it. It needs to have a thesis, five paragraphs, details, and a title. There’s a cover sheet available in the Friday box. Please staple this cover sheet to the top of your essay. This essay was a graded assignment.

 

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About Chelly Wood

I am a school librarian with an English degree, and I like to write books. My literary agent is Elizabeth Kracht of Kimberley Cameron & Associates.

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