Since the substitute did not facilitate the lesson, I have postponed the test until next week. We are taking today to study & review.


Study for the test

  1. Do now: Read the post below, then begin studying.
  2. AFTER YOU’VE STUDIED CAPITALIZATION, take this formative assessment on Capitalization (new name for do now / do later)
  3. Messrs. Laws, Marshall, Simpson, Williams (Darren), & Wilson and Mses. Prince, Valiant: I do not have your grade from our first test. Please call me over sometime today. I would like to arrange a time for you to make it up, maybe after school today.
TEST Next monday (10/5/2015)

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.)

  • 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