Next Week’s Homework

Vocabulary Week 5 will be the homework assigned next Monday, 11/16 and due on Friday, 11/20. Feel free to print them out and get an early start!

Ms. Dehr

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The Five Paragraph Essay and Thesis Statement

Following is information that may help of your children, not just those in my class. We have been learning about this recently:

A thesis statement:  One sentence that tells what your paper is about. It’s usually in the first paragraph, often the last sentence

5 Paragraph Essay –

1st paragraph = Hook, thesis statement, 3 things you mention.

2nd paragraph = All about the 1st reason.

3rd paragraph = All about the 2nd reason.

4th paragraph = All about the 3rd reason.

5th paragraph – Conclusion. Wrap up your thoughts and restate your thesis.

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Order Scholastic Books Online!

If you want to order books for your child from, it’s very simple. Just go online and when they ask for the classroom code use: GKZGF. Then I will get a copy of the order and the books will be sent to me. I’ll give the books to your child when they arrive.

There are some great deals (books for only $1 or $2) so take advantage of this great opportunity!

Ms. Dehr

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A Wrinkle in Time on line

Please visit A Wrinkle in Time if your child needs to catch up on reading A Wrinkle in Time and doesn’t have a copy of the book. This is an online copy that can be accessed for free.

Ms. Dehr


Great book for parents and educators!

I currently try to listen to a book on tape on my way to and from school each day. I am listening to one right now (I’m only 1/6 of the way through; I just started it) that is really great! It is called:

The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults January 6, 2015

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Homework Due on Wednesday, 8/19

Your child should have already turned in his/her summer report about the first book s/he read. For the second book, the students will need to create a cartoon depicting at least one important scene from the book. The cartoon must have at least four panels in it. They may write a brief description about what is happening. I’m looking for clear and concise information and evidence that the student made an effort on the project. Artistic ability will not be graded.


Vocabulary Homework

On this site you will find 19 weeks of vocabulary homework. The students will be assigned a different list each full week of school (if we have less than five days straight then they will be getting another assignment). We may or may not complete them all and I may add more lists to these.

This homework will begin on Monday, August 16. Students will receive their list of words and definitions for that week. Due on that Friday will be very specified sentences that they will have to create. Each word must be used in a sentence that doesn’t begin with the word “I’, has more than seven words in it, and clearly shows an understanding of the definition of the word. Points will be taken off for grammatical and spelling errors.

On Friday, the students will receive a test over both the definition AND the spelling of these words. They will receive a sheet of paper with a list of definitions on it. They will have to write the correct word next to the correct definition and they must spell it correctly. Five points will be given for spelling and five points will be given for correct placement. I will read the list of words aloud numerous times as they take the test, so they don’t have to memorize which words were on the list.

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