Welcome  to my virtual classroom! 
Dear Parents and Students, 
Beginning on Monday, March 23rd, I will have a virtual classroom  for students.  .  We will continue reviewing reading objectives and as always if you have any questions, please let me know at lawtoncm@pwcs.edu




The activities for this week are included in a power point located in a folder in files and document and in files on my TEAMS page.  
 

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You can practice any Language Arts objectives we have covered so far.    You should answer a minimum of 20 questions and try to get at least 80% mastery.  If you are struggling with a concept, email me, and I will provide additional support.






NEW! Starting April 15th!
Mrs. Lawton's   Language Arts class will meet virtually on TEAMS weekly!


Class time: Mondays 9:00-10:30
Extra help office hours: Wednesdays 12:00-1:30

  • Go to Microsoft Teams: "BVMS-Mrs. Lawton" BVMS home--> Office365--> "Teams"--> "BVMS-Mrs.Lawton"--> "Posts" (for all virtual meetings) or "Files" (for review documents, instructions, and assignments)   
  • Go to "Files and Documents" on this webpage to find some review documents
 

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Yearly Calendar of Objectives

This is a guide for parents and students to update themselves on what has been taught in the 2019-2020 School year.  All objectives are listed in order in which they are taught. 

August

8.5a Analyze author’s development of characters, conflict, point of view, voice, and tone to convey meaning.

8.5e Make inference and draw conclusion on explicit and implicit information.

8.8a Use and punctuate varied sentence structures to include verb tenses.

September

8.5a Analyze author’s development of characters, conflict, point of view, voice, and tone to convey meaning.  

8.5e Make inference and draw conclusion on explicit and implicit information.  

8.8a Use and punctuate varied sentence structures to include capitalization

8.6d Make inferences and draw conclusions

8.6h Students will identify and analyze main idea.

8.6c Students will skim materials for comprehension

8.4b Students will use Context clues, structure and connotations.

8.8a Use and punctuate varied sentence structures to include verb tenses.

October

8.5e Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using references to the text for support.

8.7f Compose thesis statement on persuasive writing that advocates for a position.

8.7e Establish a central idea incorporating evidence maintain organized structure & formal style.

8.8a Use and punctuate correctly varied sentence structures.

8.5a Analyze how authors’ development of characters, conflict, point of view, voice, and tone to convey meaning.

8.8 d Maintain consistent verb tense and agreement across paragraphs.

 November

8.5e Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using references to the text for support

8.8 b. Correctly use pronouns in prepositional phrases with compound objects

December

8.7b Using prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.

8.7d Organize details to elaborate the central idea and provide unity.

8.8 d Use punctuation using commas in sentences.

January

8.7 The student will write in a variety of forms, including narration, exposition, persuasion, and informational.

a) Identify intended audience.

b) Use prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.

c) Distinguish between a thesis statement and a topic sentence.

d) Organize details to elaborate the central idea and provide unity.

g) Revise writing for clarity of content, word choice, sentence variety, and transitions among paragraphs.

8.8 The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.

e) Use comparative and superlative degrees in adverbs and adjectives.

February

8.7b Use prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.

8.7d Organize details to elaborate the central idea and provide unity.

8.7g Revise writing for clarity of content, word choice, sentence variety, and transitions among paragraphs.

8.8 a) Use and punctuate correctly varied sentence structures to include conjunctions and transition words.

8.8 b) Correctly use pronouns in prepositional phrases with compound objects. 

8.8 c) Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.

8.8 d) Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.

8.8 e) Use comparative and superlative degrees in adverbs and adjectives.

8.8 f) Use quotation marks with dialogue and direct quotations.

8.8 g) Use correct spelling for frequently used words.

March

8.7 k) Develop and modify the central idea, tone, and voice to fit the audience and purpose.

8.7 l) Revise writing for clarity of content, word choice, sentence variety, and transitions among paragraphs.

8.8 a) Use and punctuate correctly varied sentence structures to include conjunctions and transition words.

8.8 c) Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.


Objectives that will be taught virtually through instruction: 

8.4 
a) Identify and analyze the construction and impact of an author’s use of figurative language. 
b) Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meaning and differentiate among multiple meanings of words and phrases.
c) Use roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to determine the meaning(s) of unfamiliar words and technical vocabulary. 

8.5
a) Analyze how authors’ development of characters, conflict, point of view, voice, and tone convey meaning.
b) Identify cause and effect relationships and their impact on plot.
c) Explain the development of the theme(s).
d) Explain the use of symbols and figurative language.
e) Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using references to the text for support. 

8.6 
b) Apply knowledge of text features and organizational patterns to analyze selections. 
c) Skim materials to develop an overview or locate information.
d) Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support. 
e) Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, word choice, and impact. 
f) Analyze details for relevance and accuracy. 
g) Differentiate between fact and opinion. 
h) Identify the main idea. 
i) Summarize the text identifying supporting details. 
j) Identify cause and effect relationships.  

Contacts:

It is important that students and parents are able to come to me with questions and problems and I am always available to contact with any concerns with your child or your child’s work.    lawtoncm@pwcs.edu