Friday, September 12, 2014

Aloha Friday!

Academic Free Time  Progress reports are due today! I would encourage you to go on to SchoolLoop, check your grades and assignment scores and see if there is anything you can do to get your grades up. For example, check the rubric for your 'Character Trait Paragraph' and/or your 'Early Human Assessment Paragraphs,' and ask yourself whether there is anything you can do to strengthen your paragraphs for a higher score. If you have missing or incomplete assignments, complete them. If you do make changes to assignments, please notify your teachers via LoopMail, so we can make the appropriate changes in our gradebooks. If you feel good about your grades, you may use this time to either silent read or take A.R. quizzes.   

Run-on Sentence Practice  Remember that a run-on sentence is two more sentences that are not properly joined or separated. We've learned several different ways to repair run-on sentences. Review the image below for a lesson refresher.  

Now that you clearly understand what a run-on sentence is and some of the different ways to fix them, let's practice. Practice identifying run-on sentences here. Next, practice repairing them here. Finally, play a game in which you identify fragments, run-on, and sentences for cash and prizes here

Homework  Make sure you read for 30 minutes at least once over the weekend and make an entry on your Digital Reading Log(Remember that your reading log has been placed in your Language Arts folders. If for some reason you need to make a copy of the reading log, you can find a link to it here.) I will be grading this week's Reading Log on Monday, September 15.