This week we are starting Ch. 7 vocabulary. We will have the test on these ten words on Wednesday, Dec. 17. Please help your student study these words and their meaning.
Have a good week.
Ch. 7 Vocabulary
abrupt- Sudden and unexpected
astonish- To surprise greatly; amaze
classify- To arrange or organize into groups or types; place in a category
complex- Not simple; not easy to understand or figure out
consent- To agree to something
eager- Looking forward to with great interest or desire
endure- To put up with; bear patiently
exclaim- To speak or cry out suddenly, as from strong feelings or surprise
horizontal- Lying flat; lying or extending from side to side ( as opposed to going up and down)
recollect- To remember; bring an image or idea back to mind
This week we will be working through Ch. 9 sections 1-3. This covers the problems with the Articles of Confederation and the debates that lead to our Constitution. We will be taking notes in class.
On Tuesday we will be spending the class period in the library selecting the historical fiction book to read for their Trimester Two Project. Below you will find the requirements for this project. The project is due Feb. 12, 2015.
Historical Fiction Book Report Requirements
After reading your historical fiction book, write a two to two and one-half (2-2.5) page book report. Your report should be typed, 12 point size font, and double spaced. In your report, be sure to discuss the following:
Reference: Title, author, copyright (Year printed, found on the back side of title page)
Summary: Your own words, Summarize the book in paragraph form, about a page.
What makes this book historical: Things you listed on your book mark (e.g. dates, candlelight, no running water, clothes, rules of behavior, transportation, historical events/references, old words phrases, prices, etc.) About a half page or so, in sentences and paragraphs; NOT a list!
Your reaction/response: Did you like it? Why/why not? Has it changed your attitude/opinion? Did it make you think about something, and if so, about what? Again, about a half page or so in paragraph form.
Keep in Mind- The quality of your writing maters. I expect well organized paragraphs, with correct spelling and punctuation. This is 10 points of your grade.
Historical Fiction Book Project Grade sheet
___ 2 pts. Your Name
___ 2 pts. Title
___ 2 pts. Author
___ 2 pts. Copyright
___ 2 pts. Typed Size 12 Font
___ 30 pts. Summary one page
___ 15 pts. Historical examples paragraph
___ 15 pts. Your reaction paragraph
___ 10 Conventions (grammar, spelling, capitals etc)
___ 80 pts. Total
Chapter 6 Vocabulary
This week the students will be working on the Ch. 6 vocabulary words. The test for these words will be on Friday.
Ch. 6 Vocabulary
objection - A dislike; feeling of being against something; disapproving
hesitate -To stop because of not being able to decide; put off acting because of feeling unsure
deprive - To take away; keep from having or enjoying
minimum - Smallest in size or amount that is allowed or possible; least
maintain - To continue; carry on; keep in existence
current - Modern; existing now; in general use or practice today
originate - To come into being; start
penalize - To punish; cause to suffer for doing something wrong
advise -To give advice to; recomend
reliable - Able to be depended upon
For the next three weeks we will be reading in class "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" This is a short, humorous, classic story. Parts of the story will be read together, other portions will be read silently in class. This will give us practice in oral reading fluency and comprehension. Students will be completing comprehension for each of the seven chapters.
Here are this weeks vocabulary words from Chapter five. These words and terms will be part of our final to be taken on Thursday Nov. 13, 2014.
Chapter 5 Vocabulary
aggravate- to make worse
cease-To stop; discontinue; quit
coincide- To happen at the same time
considerable- Rather great; rather large
humane- Kind; sympathetic; merciful; gentle
intentional- Done on purpose;planned
interference- The act of getting in the way of something; meddling in someone else’s business; something that gets in the way
obnoxious- Very unpleasent;distasteful; disgusting
unstable- Unsteady; wobbly; not reliable
utlize- To make use of; put to use, especially a good use
Next Thursday or Friday students will be having a trimester final in history. This test will cover Chapter 8 in our textbook, The American Revolution. Here are the topics that need to be reviewed. We are making flash cards about these items as this week moves along.
CH 8 Test Review
Vocabulary: Know these-
People: Know these-
Marquis de Lafayette
George Rogers Clark
John Paul Jones
African Americans in the War
Women and the War-
-Know two advantages and disadvantages the American and British armies had at the start of the war
Battle of Lexington and Concord-Know why the British go to Lexington and Concord, What happens as the British go back to Boston?
Declaration of independence- Who wrote it? When was it signed? Why is this date important? What was the main idea it stated? Who did we send it to?
Battle of Saratoga- Why was this the turning point of the war? Treaty of Alliance
Valley Forge- List four problems the American Army faced during the Winter of 1777-78
Battle of Yorktown-What is the strategy and result?
Treaty of Paris- What are the boundaries of the U.S., Canada and other countries in North America after the treaty?
Ch. 4 Vocabulary Test Friday Oct. 31st
This week we are starting a new book on colonial life and the American Revolution. We are already on page 24!
Friday we will have a test on these vocabulary words below. Please help your student practice these.
Ch. 4 Vocabulary List
abundant- Very plentiful; more than enough
betray- To be disloyal to; turn against
comparison- The act of checking or judging how two or more things are alike or different
demonstrate- To explain or teach by showing
dispute- An argument; a quarrel
distinct- Clear; obvious; easy to see or notice
exaggerate- To say thatsomething is larger or greater than it really is; overstated
inhabit- To live in
neutral- not taking sides in a quarrel
reduction- A decrease; cutback
Map Test Tuesday
Students in history class have a map test Tuesday locating the following places:
Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean
Gulf of Mexico Lake Superior
Lake Michigan Lake Huron
Lake Erie Lake Ontario
Great Salt Lake Ohio River
Mississippi River Missouri River
Colorado River(Colorado) Snake River
Columbia River Appalachian Mountains
Rocky Mountains Cascade Mountains
Great Plains Willamette River ( Not shown in your Book)
Platte River Rio Grande River
This week students should have their biography book finished. They should be working on the rough draft of their two page typed, double spaced report. below is another copy of the directions given in September.
Biography Requirements Book:
Choose a biography about a person dealing with U.S. history. The person may
be from any time period, but should somehow link to U.S. history. The person
may be famous, or not too well known. Please pick a book at your reading level.
Read a biography of a person connected to U.S. history, and write a two
page report on the book. Final copy should be typed, size 12 font, double spaced, and
all of the items below:
Title of the book, author, and the person the book is about.
Write about a one page summary of your book. Give important details about the person--time period, location, interesting events in the person’s life. Be careful not to get too bogged down with details--keep it brief! Again, about a page.
Do you get a sense of what kind of person your subject was? What
do you think about your person, and why? About half a page.
Quote and Citation:
Pick an interesting sentence or two from the book. Write it and cite it correctly (see example below). Then, explain how this quote impacts you? What do you think about, can you relate to it? About half a page.
The quote (in quotation marks), author’s last name and page number of the book in parentheses. No comma between these two.
For example: “This was the famous blood-eagle--an arrangement of death that the Vikings thought amusing.” (Rutherford 306).
Double spaced ____/1
12 font ____/1
Summary P ____/30
Opinion P ____/15
Quote P ____/15
Students will be working on reading and inference skills in Language Arts. In history we will be finding out some of the causes of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Tea Party. Tuesday we will be seeing a movie and takiing notes. Tuesday night ask your student what they found out. Students should be reading at home this week for practice.
Have a good week.
Vocabulary Test Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
Students will be having a test on Ch. 2 vocabulary.
If you would help your student practice these terms, that would be great.
Ch. 2 Vocabulary List
analyze - To examine carefully; study closely
attitude - A point of view; state of mind; way of thinking or feeling
category - A group of people or things having something in common; type
contrast - An obvious difference
critical - Disapproving; tending to find fault
deliberate - Done on purpose; carefully planned
excessive - Too much; more than is reasonable
fragile - Easily broken or damaged
frustration - A feeling of bad luck and helplessness that comes from bad luck, defeat, or failure; disappointment
indicate - To show; serve as a sign or signal
Mrs. Kathy Gibbs