• LANGUAGE ARTS    VIRTUAL DAY 1
     
     
     
       Vocabulary
       
          Using your own computer at home, go to www.vocabularyworkshop.com.  Select Version 2005, Level A, User Student, and then Go To.  From Levels A - H, Select Level A.  Select Printable View and print out a hard copy of the unit on which we are currently working in class.  Then go back to the Interactive Audio Program, click on the unit on which we are currently working in class, and listen to the speaker pronounce, spell, and explain each word.  Repeat the pronunciation after the speaker.
     
          When you have completed the audio section, click on  Level A:  Games and Puzzles to return to the previous screen.  Click on the current unit under Word Search.  Complete the word search and print out your paper.  Bring this to class with you the first day that we return as evidence that you completed the assignment.  Be sure to write your name and complete heading on the paper.
     
          Finally, write a short story no more than two sides of a paper in length, using all of the vocabulary words in the current unit.  Be sure to write your full, correct heading on the paper and highlight all twenty vocabulary words.  Bring this paper to school the day we return and hand it in to be graded. 
     
     
       Reading 
     
          You should have at home a book that you have chosen to read for pleasure.  Please enjoy thirty uninterrupted moments of bliss as you read the book silently, or - if you choose - aloud to another person.  As you finish reading each page, take a minute to review in your mind what you have just read.  When your thirty minutes is over, feel free to read longer; when you do finish reading your book, once again, summarize what you have read in your mind.  
     
     
       Writing 
     
          Think about the book you read today.  What is the most puzzling or exciting part you read today?  Who is the most interesting or mysterious character?  Write a synopsis of what you read in a long paragraph, being sure to tell about this action or character.
     
          After you have completed the synopsis, write a critique of what you have read.  If you were the author, what would you have written differently?  What would you change to make this an even better book than it is.  Also, would you recommend this book to others?  Be certain to explain why or why not and support your opinion.
     
     
       Grammar 
     
             Reread your writing.  Check carefully to make sure you have capitalized the first word of every sentence and each proper noun.  Check your punctuation.  Have you ended each sentence with the appropriate end mark?  Have you used a comma with a conjunction to join independent clauses in a compound sentence.  Please correct any errors and then type the work.  Be sure you have put the correct complete heading at the top of each page and bring your work to class when we return so that it can be graded.  
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    LANGUAGE ARTS    VIRTUAL DAY 2
     
     
     
       Vocabulary
       
          Using your own computer at home, go to www.vocabularyworkshop.com.  Select Version 2005, Level A, User Student, and then Go To.  From Levels A - H, Select Level A.  Select Printable View and print out a hard copy of the unit on which we are currently working in class.  Then go back to the Interactive Audio Program, click on the unit on which we are currently working in class, and listen to the speaker pronounce, spell, and explain each word.  Repeat the pronunciation after the speaker.
     
          When you have completed the audio section, click on  Level A:  Games and Puzzles to return to the previous screen.  Click on the current unit under Word Search.  Complete the word search and print out your paper.  Bring this to class with you the first day that we return as evidence that you completed the assignment.  Be sure to write your name and complete heading on the paper.
     
          Finally, write a short story no more than two sides of a paper in length, using all of the vocabulary words in the current unit.  Be sure to write your full, correct heading on the paper and highlight all twenty vocabulary words.  Bring this paper to school the day we return and hand it in to be graded. 
     
     
       Reading 
     
          You should have at home a book that you have chosen to read for pleasure.  Please enjoy thirty uninterrupted moments of bliss as you read the book silently, or - if you choose - aloud to another person.  As you finish reading each page, take a minute to review in your mind what you have just read.  When your thirty minutes is over, feel free to read longer; when you do finish reading your book, once again, summarize what you have read in your mind.  
     
     
       Writing 
     
          Think about the book you read today.  What do you think is the theme (the message the author wants you do get from the book)?  Can you find some evidence to support your idea?  Write a synopsis of what you read in a long paragraph, being sure to tell what you think the theme of the book is and why.  Make sure you include support for your points.
     
          In another paragraph, write about another theme you would have included if you had been the author.  Tell how you would have changed the action and characters to reflect your new theme.  Be certain to explain why you would use your theme and support your opinion.
     
     
       Grammar 
     
             Reread your writing.  Check carefully to make sure you have capitalized the first word of every sentence and each proper noun.  Check your punctuation.  Have you ended each sentence with the appropriate end mark?  Have you used a comma with a conjunction to join independent clauses in a compound sentence?  Try to include a sentence that correctly uses a colon to indicate a list or for dramatic effect when adding more information after a sentence.  Please correct any errors and then type the work.  Be sure you have put the correct complete heading at the top of each page and bring your work to class when we return so that it can be graded.