7 Hilton Language Arts


​Welcome to 7 Hilton Language Arts!
Mrs. Conrad and Mr. Graham

We are currently studying verbs.
Students should be using their notes from class, handouts, and their packet for help.
In addition, the Khan Academy verb
videos on youtube are great tutorials!
We are studying action verbs, helping verbs, and linking verbs!
Quiz this Friday, 5/11!

Many thanks to the students who embraced the opportunities for extra points in Q3! 
We appreciate your submissions to The Tempest and the DPL Poetry Contest!


7 Hilton Language Arts
Mrs. Conrad & Mr. Graham


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Our students have written and read so many wonderful poems! In addition to sharing and writing, our students recently completed an assessment wherein they discussed a poem at length in essay form.  
We are proud of how our students have grown in their abilities to discuss poetic forms and figurative language while synthesizing meaning!
Great stuff!
If you are interested in the re-do option, see Mrs. C. for a blue sheet with the guidelines for the re-do. 
Please plan on two IST times for this assessment.


Dear Spring,
We are celebrating your arrival!






Recent Events:

We are now preparing for our Poet's Tea on 4/12!
Our amazing students have been reading and writing poetry!
It is incredible to see and hear their words and voices!
Many of our students will be performing at our celebration!
Artwork and poetry will be on display!

Quarter 4 will bring on VERBS, lots of choice book reading, and our class novel.
Bring it on!

We will be studying the parts of speech!
These links may help you:

http://www.edb.utexas.edu/minliu/pbl/ESOL/help/libry/speech.htm

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/definitions.htm





**IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU ARE READING AND ENJOYING YOUR CHOICE BOOK.  We will read many books this year, and this is an important part of growing as a reader and writer!







 


Helpful links:

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/677/01/

http://www.portnet.k12.ny.us/cms/lib6/NY01001023/Centricity/Domain/83/Lit%20Term%20Glossary.pdf
www.garysoto.com

(we read several of Gary Soto's pieces this fall)

http://www.scsk12.org/scs/subject-areas/research_paper/wrkscitd.html





Calling all Challenge Chasers!

Need a challenge?  Need a few extra points on your next test or writing project? 
Talk to us about upcoming opportunities to submit your writing to the Tempest and the PTA writing contest!


How is your choice book going? 

Are you noticing how the author developed the characters in your book?
What figurative language did you notice in your choice book?
Why did the author use these techniques?

pets
Sully and Gizmo, my fur babies. :)

Soon, we will be working on the parts of speech.  Here are some notes from last year regarding how to study, etc. (this info might be interesting for you to look at as you think about this year, etc.)

 

  1.  Review demonstrative adjectives
  2. Review articles (adjectives)
  3. Review proper adjectives
  4. Review all of the sentences you have labeled in class. Copy some sentences onto a separate piece of paper and quiz yourself. Check your answers. Practice labeling, etc.
  5. There were certain “reminders” from class which we wrote in our notes related to adjectives.  What were they?  Find them. Review them.
  6. Review proper/common nouns. What is the difference between concrete and abstract nouns?  What are the word endings which may indicate a “possible abstract noun?”
  7. What are the jobs a noun can do?
  8. What is a preposition?  Review all prep notes. 
  9. What are the prepositions which do not follow the “squirrel and tree” rule?
  10. Which parts of your notes did you put “stars” beside?
  11. Practice circling prepositions, underlining prep. phrases, and labeling OP.

    Copy examples of the packet or notes onto a blank piece of paper.  Practicing labeling.  Go back and check how you did…..

  12. Look at the examples where you practicing finding nouns, adjectives, and prepositions “all together.” Look at those paragraphs.  (those are the tricky ones.)
  13. What is a compound sentence?  Be sure you can write one and punctuate it correctly!
  14. Look at your quiz…..what careless errors did you make?  Learn from those mistakes.
  15. What questions do you have?  What’s tricky? Write down your questions! 
  16. Go back and decide what was the most tricky for you.  Study that content the most!
  17. One last test review Thursday after school!