4/15 8-9th lit. • The school board is considering a district-wide dress code. A student is concerned that it might be too strict and limit personal expression. Which type of writing should the student use in a letter to the school board? • A. cause/effect • B. process • C. persuasive • D. question/answer
4/15 9th comp. • Before writing a summary of a passage about Shakespeare, what would a writer need to do? • A. Make a graphic organizer to separate the main idea from the details. • B. Predict which facts are the most important to use in the summary. • C. Think of questions the teacher might ask. • D. Determine the format of the article.
4/16 8-9th Lit. • The main idea, or thesis statement, is usually found in which part of a composition? • A. the conclusion • B. the body • C. the title • D. the introduction
4/16 9th comp. • A history teacher has assigned students to write a research report about a famous person. The student has a draft with many details, but it is boring. Which writing trait should the student focus on to make the report more interesting? • A. conventions • B. sentence fluency • C. engaging voice • D. organization
4/17 8-9th lit. • Caleb has written a letter to the city council to persuade them to upgrade and care for a local ballpark. Which of these four sentences would be the most persuasive? • A. You need to do this because you are the city council. • B. The ballpark is important to my friends and me, and we are counting on you. • C. Safety is a public concern, and the ballpark should be made safer. • D. I will be upset if you don't take care of the ballpark.
4/17 9th comp. • Which sentence is written correctly? • A. Our family gone and took our grandparents to dinner on there anniversary. • B. Me and my friends studied our history lesson together. • C. Between you and me, I think the movie could have been more interesting. • D. After the performance, my parents gave both Amy and I a bouquet of flowers.
4/18 8-9th lit. • Which sentence is written correctly? • A. Between you and I, what hesdoing is wrong. • B. In the book, Tuck Everlasting, Winnie should have drunk the water. • C. Each of the football players have a red and green jersey. • D. Of the two decisions the last one was better.
4/18 9th comp. • Which is the most effective method to achieve appropriate sentence fluency? • A. Use many simple sentences. • B. Use the appropriate voice. • C. Use sentence variety. • D. Use many descriptive words.
4/19 8-9th lit. • Which sentence uses capitalization correctly? • A. The president of Birdwatchers Anonymous published a newsletter called Peepers Cheepers in October. • B. The President of Birdwatchers anonymous published a Newsletter called Peepers Cheepers in October. • C. The president of birdwatchers anonymous published a Newsletter called Peepers Cheepers in October. • D. The President of birdwatchers anonymous published a newsletter called Peepers Cheepers in October.
4/19 9th comp. • Which sentence has all the words spelled correctly? • A. The old man dosen't seem to have much energy. • B. Alot of old people truely wish they were young again. • C. Living forever if you're old isn't all that wonderful. • D. They where the last generation to worry about there health.
4/22 8-9th lit. • Take this time to clean up your binder. Recycle any old or unnecessary items. Be sure to organize your binder in way that makes sense to you.
4/22 9th comp. • Please assemble your rough draft and peer edit, as well as your final draft of your research paper to turn in • Review notes on Agreement; write an example for each rule (1-5). .
4/23 8-9th lit. • A student has been assigned to write something that will entertain an elementary school class when read aloud. Which writing format is the most appropriate for this assignment? • A. letter to the editor • B. research paper • C. interview • D. short story
4/23 9th comp. • Abby has been asked to write a swimmer's safety book. What should she focus on as she begins to write? • A. recent photographs • B. accurate information • C. her personal experiences • D. using symbolism to create interest
4/24 8-9th lit. • A Girl Scout group is putting on a skit for their next meeting. What would make the most effective story for this audience? • A. a short, humorous plot with a lot of action • B. a sad plot involving one unhappy character • C. a musical with a lot of songs • D. a drama with a variety of costumes
4/24 9th comp. • A student has been assigned to write an explanation of an event that occurs at school. Which writing format would be the most appropriate for this assignment? • A. poem • B. insructions • C. essay • D. letter
4/25 8-9th lit. • Taryn wants to verify that she included the correct date of a Canadian holiday in her research paper. Which resource would be the MOST useful for this purpose? • A. encyclopedia • B. atlas • C. almanac • D. newspaper
4/25 9th comp. • Look at the dictionary entry for the word predator. Which definition shows how the word predator is used in the following sentence? • "Their great size and the use of their tusks protect adult elephants from predators.” 1. one that follows others to harm them • 2. one that plunders or exploits others • 3. an animal that preys on others • 4. one that lives or gains by stealing from others • A. definition 1 B. definition 2 C. definition 3 D. definition 4
4/26 8-9th lit. • What is a personal or official record of occurrences, experiences, and reflections kept on a regular basis? • A. journal • B. almanac • C. editorial • D. interview
4/26 9th comp. • Ted ordered a set of books but didn't receive them. What format should he use to inform the book company of this situation? • A. business letter • B. friendly letter • C. persuasive letter • D. informative essay
4/29 8-9th lit. • Which would be an example of a text-to-self connection? • A. watching a movie and thinking about the beautiful scenery • B. reading an encyclopedia article and realizing the science textbook has the same information • C. reading a poem and realizing that it brings out strong personal emotions • D. reading a story and recognizing that it uses the technique of flashback
4/29 9th comp. • Please prepare for the presentation: • Catrina Booth (3rd period) • Marjorie Bernal (5th period) • On deck: • Amaal and Jeynnie
4/30 8-9th lit. • Sterling is writing a research paper on a former U.S. president. He wants to focus on the timeline of the presidency. What is the most effective organizational pattern to use? • A. chronological • B. process • C. description • D. comparison
4/30 9th comp. • Please prepare for the presentation: • JeynnieValdovinos (3rd) • Amaal Sharif (5th) • On deck: • Ruben and Erik
5/1 8-9th lit. • Alana plans to write an essay comparing and contrasting two different vacation experiences. Which kind of graphic organizer would be most appropriate to use as a pre-writing strategy for this essay? • A. Venn diagram • B. sequential chart • C. flow chart • D. persuasion map
5/1 9th comp. • Please prepare for the presentation: • Ruben Montes (3rd) • Erik Demler (5th) • On deck: • Bianca and Alexsis
5/2 8-9th lit. • Jolie has been assigned to write a report about the life and times of William Shakespeare. Which graphic organizer would be most useful in organizing the ideas for this report? • A. outline • B. Venn diagram • C. sequence chart • D. network tree
5/2 9th comp. • Please prepare for the presentation: • Bianca Rosas (3rd) • Alexsis Lever (5th) On deck: Axel and Ethan
5/3 8-9th lit. • After completing the first draft, what is the next logical step in the writing process? • A. brainstorm • B. edit • C. revise • D. publish
5/3 9th comp. • Please prepare for the presentation: • Axel Sanchez (3rd) • Ethan Woodcox (5th) • On Deck: • Jared and Abdul