Work 9/28/2015 AC

due 10/5/2015
  1. Notes on comparative / superlative adjectives and capitalization.
  2. Achieve at least 90 Smart Points on IXL
test next tuesday, 10/6/2015

Like the last test, this one is inclusive. That means it will cover everything we learned so far.

The following topics will be on the exam. (Note: Nothing below will be counted in your Work grade. The IXL skills, for instance, are only for your practice to review material from the first test. They are not assignments.)

tips for studying
  • You mastered last week’s IXL skills to 90%. Earning those last 10% on each IXL skill will serve as a great way to review.
    • Always attempt IXL with the relevant notes open in front of you. When you get an IXL question wrong, always see why (in orange at the bottom). If you do not understand that explanation, review the relevant rules (given in blue). This is guaranteed the fastest way to get through IXL work; you will also learn the material, so you can ace the tests.
  • Use your resources, including your notes, Mr. S, and the Materials page. Materials has links to definitions & explanations of everything we’ve done, as well as Power Points, IXL and non-IXL practice.
  • Review every night. The only homework you have this week is Monday’s lectures and a rhetorical analysis. Put off the vocabulary & annotation until the weekend and spend Monday-Friday studying.
  • To see what you’ve mastered, go to Language Arts > Topics. Our IXL skills can be found in the following topics:
    • Capitalization and punctuation
    • Grammar
    • Nouns
    • Pronouns
    • Sentences
    • Verbs
    • Writing and composition