• Week of 4/26 - 4/30

    Posted by Kerry Grimes on 4/30/2021

    Happy Friday!

    Student Absences - If your child is absent, please encourage him/her to check my website for what is being missed.  Under the "Daily Schedule 2020-21" tab, students will be able to see a breakdown of the work being completed in class as well as assigned for homework. Checking the website and being aware of what was missed will allow your child to jump right back in upon his/her return to school.  Thank you!

    Highlights of the Week:

    *Multicultural Short Story Unit 

    • Plot Analysis & Characterization Presentations 
    • Well-Developed Paragraph 

    *Unit 8 Vocabulary Practice

    *Grammar Focus:  Ellipsis, Hyphen & Dash

    Upcoming Events:

    *Multicultural Short Story Unit 

    • Well-Developed Paragraph - Due 5/5 (Day 2) & 5/6 (Day 1)

    *Unit 8 Vocabulary

    • Unit 8 Vocabulary Test - 5/5 (Day 2) & 5/6 (Day 1)

    *ORP

    • ORP Group Work Time (45 minutes) - 5/3 (Day 2) & 5/4 (Day 1)
    • ORP - Project Due 5/12 (Day 1) & 5/13 (Day 2)

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

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  • Week of 4/19 - 4/23

    Posted by Kerry Grimes on 4/23/2021

    Happy Friday!

    Student Absences - If your child is absent, please encourage him/her to check my website for what is being missed.  Under the "Daily Schedule 2020-21" tab, students will be able to see a breakdown of the work being completed in class as well as assigned for homework. Checking the website and being aware of what was missed will allow your child to jump right back in upon his/her return to school.  Thank you!

    Highlights of the Week:

    *Multicultural Short Story Unit 

    • Discussion of Short Story & Text Dependent Questions
    • Plot Analysis & Characterization

    *Grammar Focus:  Ellipsis, Hyphen and Dash

    *ORP

    • ORP Group Work Time (45 minutes) 

    *Unit 7 Vocabulary Test

    • Introduction to Unit 8 Vocabulary

    Upcoming Events:

    *Multicultural Short Story Unit 

    • Plot Analysis & Characterization Presentations - 4/27 (Day 2) & 4/28 (Day 1)
    • Well-Developed Paragraph - Due 5/5 (Day 2) & 5/6 (Day 1)

    *Unit 8 Vocabulary

    • Unit 8 Vocabulary Test - 5/5 (Day 2) & 5/6 (Day 1)

    *ORP

    • ORP Group Work Time (45 minutes) - 5/3 (Day 2) & 5/4 (Day 1)
    • ORP - Project Due 5/12 (Day 1) & 5/13 (Day 2)

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

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  • Week of 4/12 - 4/16

    Posted by Kerry Grimes on 4/16/2021

    Happy Friday!

    Student Absences - If your child is absent, please encourage him/her to check my website for what is being missed.  Under the "Daily Schedule 2020-21" tab, students will be able to see a breakdown of the work being completed in class as well as assigned for homework. Checking the website and being aware of what was missed will allow your child to jump right back in upon his/her return to school.  Thank you!

    Highlights of the Week:

    *Narrative Writing:  Final Copy of Graphic Comic 

    *Multicultural Short Story Unit 

    • Assign Small Groups
    • Research Culture
    • Read/Annotate Short Story

    *ORP

    • ORP Group Work Time (15 minutes)

    *Unit 7 Vocabulary Practice

    Upcoming Events:

    *Multicultural Short Story Unit 

    • Discussion of Short Story & Text Dependent Questions
    • Plot Analysis & Characterization

    *Grammar Focus:  Ellipsis, Hyphen and Dash

    *ORP

    • ORP Group Work Time (45 minutes) - 4/23 (Day 2) & 4/26 (Day 1)
    • ORP - Project Due 5/12 (Day 1) & 5/13 (Day 2)

    *Unit 7 Vocabulary

    • Test - 4/20 (Day 1) & 4/21 (Day 2)  ***Due to AzScience on Thursday, April 22, the Day 1 test date has been changed to Tuesday 4/20***
    • Introduction to Unit 8 Vocabulary

     Please let me know if you have any questions.

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  • Week of 4/5 - 4/9

    Posted by Kerry Grimes on 4/9/2021

    Student Absences - If your child is absent, please encourage him/her to check my website for what is being missed.  Under the "Daily Schedule 2020-21" tab, students will be able to see a breakdown of the work being completed in class as well as assigned for homework. Checking the website and being aware of what was missed will allow your child to jump right back in upon his/her return to school.  Thank you!

    Highlights of the Week:

    *AzM2 (AzMerit) 

    *Narrative Writing:  Graphic Comic

    • Developing a Hero/Villain
    • Creating a Plot

    *Introduction to Unit 7 Vocabulary 

    Upcoming Events:

    *Narrative Writing:  Graphic Comic

    • Final Copy of Graphic Comic Due 4/15 (Day 2) & 4/16 (Day 1)

    *Multicultural Short Story Unit - Cambodia, Japan, Dominican Republic, China, Native American (Sioux Indian), Mexico 

    • Assign Small Groups
    • Research Culture
    • Read/Annotate Short Story

    *ORP

    • ORP Group Work Time
    • ORP - Project Due 5/12 (Day 1) & 5/13 (Day 2)

    *Unit 7 Vocabulary

    • Test - 4/21 (Day 2) & 4/22 (Day 1)

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

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  • Week of 3/29 - 4/1

    Posted by Kerry Grimes on 4/1/2021

    Happy Thursday!  Enjoy your 3-day Weekend!

    Student Absences - If your child is absent, please encourage him/her to check my website for what is being missed.  Under the "Daily Schedule 2020-21" tab, students will be able to see a breakdown of the work being completed in class as well as assigned for homework. Checking the website and being aware of what was missed will allow your child to jump right back in upon his/her return to school.  Thank you!

    Highlights of the Week:

    *Short Story:  Civil Peace by Chinua Achebe

    • Plot Analysis & Characterization 
    • Group Presentations

    *AzM2 (AzMerit) 

    • Test Preparation/Review - (Reading Analysis, Poetry, & Writing Review)

    Upcoming Events:

    *AzM2 (AzMerit) Testing - 4/5 - 4/7 (7:52 am - Lunch)  

    *Introduction to Narrative Writing:  Graphic Comic

    • Developing a Hero/Villain
    • Creating a Plot

    *Introduction to Unit 7 Vocabulary 

    *ORP - Project Due 5/12 (Day 1) & 5/13 (Day 2)

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

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  • Week of 3/22 - 3/26

    Posted by Kerry Grimes on 3/26/2021

    Happy Friday! 

    Highlights of the Week:

    *Short Story:  Civil Peace by Chinua Achebe

    • Building Background
    • Read/Annotate Story
    • Text Dependent Questions
    • Characterization
    • Plot Analysis

    Upcoming Events:

    *Short Story:  Civil Peace by Chinua Achebe

    • Plot & Characterization Presentations

    *AzMerit

    • Test Preparation/Review
    • Testing - 4/5 - 4/7 (7:52 am - Lunch)  

    *Introduction to Narrative Writing

    • Graphic Comic

    *No School - Friday, April 2nd

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

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  • Week of 3/8 - 3/12

    Posted by Kerry Grimes on 3/12/2021

    Happy Friday! 

    Highlights of the Week:

    **The Devil's Arithmetic 

    • Test 
    • Text/Media Comparison

    *Review 4th Quarter ORP

    *Introduction to 4th Quarter Multicultural Unit

    *(Day 1 Only) - Speech Analysis

    • "If you Want to Change the World, Start Off By Making Your Bed" By Admiral William McRaven

    Upcoming Events:

    *Spring Break - 3/15 - 3/22

    *AzMerit Testing - 4/5 - 4/8

    *4th Quarter ORP

    • Book Choice/Parent Permission Due 3/29 & 3/30

    Relax and enjoy your Spring Break! 

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  • Week of 3/1 - 3/5

    Posted by Kerry Grimes on 3/5/2021

    Happy Friday! 

    Highlights of the Week:

    *The Devil's Arithmetic 

    • Chapters (17-Epilogue) - Guiding Questions & Vocabulary
    • Journal Writing
    • Kahoot Review 

    *Verb Moods Practice & Quiz 

    *Unit 6 Vocabulary Test 

    *ORP Presentations

    Upcoming Events:

    **The Devil's Arithmetic 

    • Test - 3/8 & 3/9
    • Text/Media Comparison

    *Review 4th Quarter ORP

    • Book Choice/Parent Permission Due 3/29 & 3/30

    *Introduction to 4th Quarter Multicultural Unit

    *(Day 1 Only) - Speech Analysis

    • "If you Want to Change the World, Start Off By Making Your Bed" By Admiral William McRaven
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  • Week of 2/22 - 2/26

    Posted by Kerry Grimes on 2/26/2021

    Happy Friday! 

    Highlights of the Week:

    *Expository Writing:  

    • Final Draft of Paragraph 

    *The Devil's Arithmetic 

    • Test - Chapters (1-10)
    • Chapters (11-16) - Guiding Questions & Vocabulary

    *Grammar Focus:  Verb Moods

    *Unit 6 Vocabulary

    *ORP Presentations

    Upcoming Events:

    *The Devil's Arithmetic 

    • Chapters (17-Epilogue) - Guiding Questions & Vocabulary
    • Kahoot Review 
    • Test - 3/8 & 3/9
    • Text/Media Comparison

    *Verb Moods Quiz - 3/2 &3/3

    *Unit 6 Vocabulary

    • Test - 3/4 &3/5

    *ORP Presentations

    Announcements/Reminders: 

    • As we continue with in-person learning, Google Classroom will primarily be for students who are required to be at home due to Health Protocol. If your child is home due to Health Protocol, he/she will need to contact me via email to be invited to a Google Classroom specifically set up for extended Health Protocols. All class materials will be made available to your child through this Google Classroom.  During an extended absence, if possible, students are asked to keep up on their assignments. To turn in work, students will be able to submit some assignments electronically through Google Classroom, however, others may need to be scanned or a clear picture taken and emailed to me at grimes.kerry@cusd80.com. The daily schedule including all due dates is posted on my website.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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  • Week of 2/16 - 2/19

    Posted by Kerry Grimes on 2/19/2021

    Happy Friday! 

    Highlights of the Week:

    *Diary of Terror - Narrative Writing

    **Expository Writing:  

    • Self & Peer Evaluation
    • Self Revision/Reflection

    *Unit 5 Vocabulary Test

    *The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen 

    • Chapters (7-10) - Guiding Questions and Vocabulary
    • Kahoot Review

    *Grammar Focus:  Verb Moods

    Upcoming Events:

    *Expository Writing:  

    • Final Draft of Paragraph - (Hard Copy to Class and Submit to Turnitin.com) Due 2/22 & 2/23

    *The Devil's Arithmetic 

    • Test - Chapters (1-10) - 2/22 & 2/23
    • Chapters (11-16) - Guiding Questions & Vocabulary

    *Grammar Focus:  Verb Moods

    *Unit 6 Vocabulary 

    • *ORP - Due 2/24 & 2/25

    Announcements/Reminders: 

    • As we continue with in-person learning, Google Classroom will primarily be for students who are required to be at home due to Health Protocol. If your child is home due to Health Protocol, he/she will need to contact me via email to be invited to a Google Classroom specifically set up for extended Health Protocols. All class materials will be made available to your child through this Google Classroom.  During an extended absence, if possible, students are asked to keep up on their assignments. To turn in work, students will be able to submit some assignments electronically through Google Classroom, however, others may need to be scanned or a clear picture taken and emailed to me at grimes.kerry@cusd80.com. The daily schedule including all due dates is posted on my website.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

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