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Welcome Back - We Missed You!!!

All of us at Clara B Ford miss you so much and want to welcome you back to our new remote learning classroom. Here at CBF we have been busy creating a video to show all of our students how much we care. Videos can be found by going to the main Remote Learning page, then looking for "Welcome Back: We Missed You!" on the left hand side of the screen. 

We are SO excited to start learning with all of you. Everything you need for Middle School ELA will be located on this page. English classes will take place on Monday and Wednesday of every week. Every Monday and Wednesday you will have an 'Assignment' to work on while in the computer lab and an additional "Homework" assignment to complete during the week. Be sure to complete in-class activities (you will find directions in the Powerpoints) and turn in your homework each week by Thursday evening. Additional helpful resources can be found here or on the "Resources" link on the left hand side of this screen. I look forward to working with you virtually this quarter. 

Hang on to your hats! Here we go!

Ms. Dallaire


***Important Note: Make sure each assignment has your name, the school subject (for example, ELA), and your building name at the top of the page.****

***Important Note: Be sure to complete the Social Studies lessons first, then complete the ELA lessons. Some of the lessons build on to one another. ***


Week Six: May 25 - May 29, 2020 

Wednesday May 27, 2020

Lesson:
Writing a Letter
Lesson Objectives:
Students will be able to properly set up and write a letter. 
Students will be able to identify different parts of speech in their letter. 

Step One:Read/Listen to the Google slides presentation. On a separate sheet of paper, complete the in-class "Writing a Letter" assignment on slide 9. Be sure to turn your responses in to the ELA Middle School homework folder for Thursday May 28, 2020

Writing a Letter 

Step Two
 : Homework  -
There is no new homework today. Spend your time and energy writing a really great letter for the "Writing a Letter" assignment. Turn in your letter to the ELA Middle School homework folder by Thursday May 28, 2020

**Use the Parts of Speech - Quick Guide as a resource to help you with your letter.**

 
Parts of Speech Quick Guide.pdf


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Monday May 25, 2020

No School - Memorial Day

60+ Happy Memorial Day 2020 Quotes to Honor Military (With images ...


Classes will resume on Wednesday May 27, 2020




Week Five: May 18 - May 22, 2020 

Wednesday May 20, 2020

Lesson
Grammar Practice: Adverb Placements
Lesson Objectives:
Students will be able to place adverbs at different points in a sentence.
Students will be able to explain how the meaning of a sentence changes based on where an adverb is placed. 


Step One:Read/Listen to the Google slides presentation. On a separate sheet of paper, complete the "Try It Out" activity on slide 10. Be sure to turn your responses in to the ELA Middle School homework folder by Thursday May 21, 2020
Grammar Practice: Adverb Placement

Step Two
 : Homework  -
Be sure to complete the "Try It Out" activity from today's lesson (slide ten). You will need to turn in a paper with three sentences and an a,b,and/or c response for each of the sentences. Turn in your responses in to the ELA Middle School homework folder by Thursday May 21, 2020


Adjectives and Adverbs

Monday May 18, 2020


Lesson:
Grammar Practice: Adjectives vs. Adverbs
Lesson Objectives: 
Students will be able to define adjectives and adverbs.
Students will be able to identify adjectives and adverbs in a sentence.
Students will be able to explain when to use adjectives and adverbs in a sentence and why. 


Step One: Read/Listen to the Google slides presentation. On a separate sheet of paper, respond to questions throughout the presentation - you can find these by looking for the pencil icon. Be sure to turn your reponses in to the ELA Middle School homework folder by Thursday May 21, 2020
Grammar Practice: Adjectives and Adverbs


Step Two
 : Homework -
Today's homework asks you to demonstrate your knowledge of adjectives and adverbs. Some of the questions ask you to provide a multiple choice response, while others ask you to rewrite and expand example sentences. On a separate sheet of paper, complete questions 1-10 and turn your responses in to the ELA Middle School homework folder by Thursday May 21, 2020
Adj&Adverb_HW.pdf




Week Four: May 11 - May 15, 2020 

Native American Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s-1970s

Wednesday May 13, 2020


Lesson: 
Language and Identity
Lesson Objectives: 
*Students will respond to the question, "what does language mean to you?"

Step One: Read/Listen to the Google slides presentation. Respond to the focus question, "what does language mean to you?", using the Testmoz link found on slide 13
Language and Identity 


Step Two:Homework - There is no new homework for today. Use the time to complete the 
"Wenabozho and the Rock" assignment from Monday. If you are finished, see if there are ways that you can expand your answers. Can you include more examples or reasons for why you believe or feel the way you do on this subject?

Be sure to follow all directions found in the assignment and complete your own, individual work. Your homework is due to the ELA Middle School homework folder by Thursday May 14, 2020

"Wenabozho and the Rock"

Monday May 11, 2020 

Lesson: Language and Culture
Lesson Objectives: 
*Students will be able to explain why language is important to Native American people.
*Students will be able to describe the connection between Native American language/culture.

Step One: Read/Listen to the Google slides presentation. On a separate sheet of paper, respond to the two Exit Ticket questions found on slide 11. Turn your answers in to the ELA Middle School homework folder. 
Language and Culture


Step TwoComplete Homework - This week's lesson introduces you to an Ojibwe story called "Wenabozho and the Rock." Use the Google slide presentation posted below or on the Homework tab on the left side of the screen. After you read through the background information and listen to the story, you will need to respond to the four comprehension questions found on slide 9.

Be sure to follow all directions found in the assignment and complete your own, individual work. Your homework is due to the ELA Middle School homework folder by Thursday May 14, 2020
Wenabozho and the Rock



Week Three: May 4  - May 8, 2020 

Wednesday May 6, 2020

Lesson: Making Inferences
Lesson Objectives: 
*Students will be able to define what an inference is.
*Students will be able to make inferences using specific pictures. 

Step One: Read/Listen to the Google slides presentation. Respond to the questions throughout the lesson on a sheet of lined paper. 
Making Inferences


Step TwoThere is NO new homework for today. If you finish early, return to any unfinished work from Monday's social studies or ELA lessons. Be sure to turn all in-class responses in to the homework folder for Thursday May 7, 2020.


Monday May 4, 2020

May The Fourth Be With You by Alan Dowling for Immersus Media on ...
 

Lesson: Grammar Practice: Parts of Speech
Lesson Objectives: 
*Students will be able to define prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections. 
*Students will be able to identify all parts of speech in a sentence. 

Step One: Read/Listen to the Google slides presentation. Complete the activities mentioned in the presentation on a lined piece of paper. 
Grammar Practice Presentation

Step TwoComplete Homework - Turn your homework and in-class responses in to the homework folder by Thursday May 7, 2020.
Grammar Practice Homework.pdf

Tip: Use the "Parts of Speech: Quick Guide" (found under the Resources section on the left) to help you. 



Week Two: April 27 - May 1, 2020 

African American Civil Rights

Wednesday April 29, 2020

Lesson Objective:

Step One: Read through the PowerPoint for today's lesson and follow the instructions carefully. 
ELA Week 2 WED.pdf

Step Two: Complete today's Journal Entry assignment and turn it in to this week's homework folder. 
Writing Prompt (slide 3): If people had YouTube or Tik-Tok during the African American civil rights movement, what would they post?

Step Three: Complete Homework - If you are not finished, return to the comprehension questions for "The Girl Who Dared" play, complete them, and turn them in to the homework folder for Thursday. 
The Girl Who Dared. Civil Rights Play.pdf
TGWD Comprehension Questions.pdf
 
Step Four: If you are not finished, return to your Protest Sign assignment from social studies, complete your work, and turn in to the homework folder for Thursday.
Nonviolence Assignment.pdf

Monday April 27, 2020

Lesson Objective: To identify key ideas and details in a play and speech
Essential Questions: What is courage? How can people stand up for their rights? What does it take to change an unfair law or practice?

Step One: Read through today's PowerPoint slides. 
They include all of the directions you will need to complete today's lesson.
In-Class Activity (no audio).pptx
 
Step TwoComplete your journal entry on a piece of lined paper. Write in full sentences. Turn in to the homework folder for this week. 

Step Three: Read the play "The Girl Who Dared"
You may read this on your own, with a partner, or with a group. 

The Girl Who Dared. Civil Rights Play.pdf

Step FourComplete the reading comprehension questions and turn in to the homework folder for this week. 
TGWD Comprehension Questions.pdf


Helpful Resource: Vocabulary Bank (updated)
Vocabulary Bank.pdf

 

Week One: April 20-24, 2020 
African American Civil Rights

Wednesday April 22, 2020

Step One: Read the Summary Activity Instructions page and complete the In-Class Activity 
Summary Activity Instructions.pdf
Civil Rights PPT 4-22-20.pptx
Step Two: Complete homework - Due April 23
Write a Summary Homework.pdf
Summarizing Non-Fiction graphic organizer.pdf

Helpful Resource: Vocabulary Bank
Vocabulary Bank.docx