English for January 15, 2014

posted Jan 15, 2014, 4:38 AM by Jeff Maxim   [ updated Jan 15, 2014, 9:46 AM ]
Today, students will be completing a review assignment in prepration for Friday's domain exam. That exam will be on Common Core State Standards RI5.4, RI5.5, RL5.4, and RL5.5

The assignment will be a paper-based assignment, which you can see a digital version of right here.

However, students will also be able to use the computers and the resources on this website as a tool to review for that exam. 

Here's some good places to go to learn more about each standard:

RI5.4 - Unfamiliar Words
  • To learn more about RI5.4 (unfamiliar words), look at these lessons.
RL5.4 - Figurative Language
  • To learn more about RL5.4 (figurative language), check out the lessons available at this website.
RI5.5 - Text Structure in Informational Texts
RL5.5 - Text Structure in Literature
One last piece of advice...
  • A lot of the questions on today's assignment as you to write a RACE answer, where you Restate, Answer, Cite, and Explain. Here's Mr. Maxim's example of a RACE answer. Also, Nyleah in 503 wrote a great RACE answer on yesterday's assignment, and here's her answer
If you have anymore questions about these standards or about your upcoming domain exam, don't hesitate to let me know by clicking this link.