Ms. Samuels: Hey Friend! tsamuels@yonkerspublicschools.org

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Class supplies for ELA, AIS:

A folder, notebook of choice, pens, personal stapler with staples and highglighters. 

 

Class notifications will be from the Remind App. Please follow the directions below:

Please copy and paste the following link https://www.remind.com/join.

Enter the following class code for the Remind App  @samsam2023

 

Homework is posted on Castle Learning via CLEVER. Direct link to https://www.castlelearning.com/ CastleLearning.

All Yonkers Public Schools students have access to  CLEVER https://www.yonkerspublicschools.org/clever 

Notification for homework will be through the Remind App  https://www.remind.com/join. 

Please see information above that will help you sign up for the Remind App.

REMIND SIGN UP: FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS. STUDENTS PLEASE GET PARENTAL PERMISSION TO SIGN UP FOR THE REMIND APP.

 

SEPTEMBER: FOCUS-College Research Project Due 09/29/2023 (Please see assignments tab); Voice in literature; Journaling Quotes on themes of survival and journey; Review Simile, Metaphor, Personification. Introducing Thinking Maps for Visual Learning, Abstract Thinking, Concrete Visuals.

OCTOBER/NOVEMBER: Review Mood in literature; Using Graphic Organizers to improve note-taking skills; Review Text Structure; articles on refugees, finding safety, and belonging to a community.  Themes taking a journey, survival etc. Introduction of class novel. Novel Study (Reading done in class). Due November 6th-Poetry Assignment (Specific Classes will be notified about assignment; this is not for everyone). Please see assignments tab for more information.

JANUARY- FEBRUARY: Novel Study (Reading done in class). Review-Central Idea, define, identify, and cite evidence. Review-Figurative Language; Making Inferences; Close Reading; Author's Purpose; NearPod; PBS Kids; NewsELA; CommonLit.

MARCH-APRIL: Novel Study (Reading done in class). Poetry Study: Figurative Language, Techniques, Edgar Allan Poe; NYS ELA EXAM REVIEW. Poetry and Essay

MAY-JUNE: May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Endangered Species Awareness Month; Novel Study; PBS Kids; NearPod; Castle Learning

HW/QUIZ: DUE 02/04 Inferences/Conclusions/Review. Please access Clever then Castle Learning to view homework. 

HOMEWORK/QUIZ LINKS A-B; C-D; A-D CLASSES/PRINT, RETAKE AND SUBMIT INCOMPLETE QUIZ ASAP: 

HW/QUIZ DUE NOVEMBER 5TH PARAGRAPH

HW/QUIZ DUE NOVEMBER 12TH POETRY TEST

HW/QUIZ DUE NOVEMBER 19TH, REVIEW, LITERARY TERMS/DEVICES

HW/QUIZ DUE DECEMBER 3RD MAKING INFERENCES AND DRAWING CONCLUSIONS

HW/QUIZ DUE DECEMBER 10TH POETRY STUDY

HW/QUIZ DUE DECEMBER 17TH PUNCTUATION

HW/QUIZ DUE DECEMBER 23RD CAPITALIZATION, PUNCTUATION REVIEW

HW/QUIZ DUE JANUARY 14TH TEXTUAL EVIDENCE, INFERENCE

HW/QUIZ DUE FEBRUARY 4 INFERENCES, CONCLUSIONS

HW/QUIZ DUE FEBRUARY 11TH SAMPLE NYS EXAM

HW/QUIZ DUE APRIL 28

HW/QUIZ DUE MAY 5TH IDENTIFY MULTIPLE LEVELS OF MEANING

HW/QUIZ DUE MAY 12TH  IDENTIFYING FACTUAL INFORMATION

HW/QUIZ MAY 19TH IDENTIFYING TEXT STRUCTURE

 

 

If you are absent: Please check the Remind App and speak with me, Ms. Samuels. It is the student's responsibility to speak with the instructor and their peers to know what activities they missed and how to be current with their class assignments.  After-school extra help is on Thursday.