We should always strive to be news cognizant. The world keeps on spinning and history is made each and every second. DON'T LET LIFE PASS YOU BY! Please encourage our students to read about, watch programs on, and openly discuss curren events at home in addition to during our classroom forum. Some good links to news outlets:
Writing & Vocabulary
Comma Yes or No
Sadlier practice worksheets
Vocabulary help & review
Shakespeare possessed an immense vocabulary, having used 31,534 different words in his works! Let's give him a run for his money!
Quizlet - A great way to study!
Each quarter, extra credit is available for those students who choose to do the following:
1. Read outside of class (text books/novels/articles read for a class do not count). When you find a word in your reading that we have studied in our vocabulary units . . .
2. Copy or tear out the page (be sure that it is alright to do so) and highlight the vocabulary word . . .
3. Once you have a packet of twenty (20) different words, staple the pages together and turn them in labeled "Vocabulary Extra Credit"
4. Extra-credit is due no later than the final day of each quarter.