· Study Roots 15 each night this week, writing them in the composition notebook.
· We will continue testing all 50 states each Tuesday, so please encourage your student to study these each night after their Roots.
· We have begun the road to the U.S. Constitution. We will work in the workbook; chapters 8 and 9 this week. Students will be asked to begin studying the first ten amendments to the Constitution; otherwise known as the Bill of Rights. They will be tested on these each Friday, beginning this week, with a pre-test on Wednesday.
· We will also be introduced to our next in-class novel; The Glory Field, by Walter Dean Meyers. This is also available on audiobook. Our focus will be figurative language. We will not read the entire book, but rather a few sections that will follow generations of a family, covering colonial slavery beginning in 1753, plantation life in 1864, and growing up in 1964.