Adverbs, Prepositions, and Direct Objects

6th Grade

We spent this week in language arts learning how adverbs were used. We use adverbs when modifying verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. An adverbs tell how, when, where, how much and why. Many adverbs also end with ly like correctly or solidly. Not and it’s contraction, n’t, are also adverbs.

Examples:

When describing a verb, you describe its action. The man walked down the road quietly.

When describing an adjective, you’re describing a word that modifies a noun. Her dog wore a very big collar.

When describing other adverbs, you’re describing an adverb that’s modifying a verb and an adjective. The two kids played dress up very loudly.

By: Isa Z

This week we continued the book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. We found out that the Tucks have drank from a spring that makes them live forever and now Winnie has the option of drinking from the spring. We also found out that the man in the yellow suit eavesdropped in on the story about the spring, and is following them.

I think that the author did a good job expressing the book. It is very well written and has a compelling storyline. I really like it so far and am looking forward to finding out more. I like how detailed the book is and how much time and thought the author must have put into it.

Abigail is currently reading Icefire by Chris D’Lacey. Isa is currently reading Notes From a Totally Lame Vampire by Tim Collins. Jack is currently reading Eldest by Christopher Paolini. Sage is currently reading How to Survive Middle School by Donna Gephart. Samantha is currently reading Jewel Thieves; Keep Friends Close Emeralds Closer by Hope McLean. Allie is currently reading Olive’s Ocean by Kevin Henkes. Benjamin is currently reading Diary of a Wimpy Kid Old School by Jeff Kinney. Austin is currently reading Journey to the Center of the Earth by Jules Verne. Julia is currently reading The People of Sparks by Jeanne Duprau. And Noam is not in school today; so I don’t know what he is currently reading.

By: Jack H

7th Grade
This week my class learned about prepositions and prepositional phrases. A prepositional phrase always starts with preposition and always end with an object (noun). In the sentence: There was an orange stain on the wall. The prepositional  phrase would be on the wall. The preposition would be on.
By: Eliana J.
This week in Language Arts we worked on prepositions. Prepositions are words that combine with a noun or pronoun to show location, time, or movement.  We also learned about prepositional phrases.  A prepositional phrase is a phrase that begins with a preposition and then ends with an object (or noun).
Here are some examples:
1) He ran down the hill, towards the meadow.
2) She throw the ball up the stairs.
3) I put my wallet into my purse.
By: Ariella T.
This week in Language Arts, we started reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. So far, we know The Outsiders is about a fourteen year old boy named Ponyboy Curtis. Ponyboy lives with his two brothers Darry and Sodapop, since their parents passed away in a car accident. The boys are greasers, a term that refers to the men on the poor side of town. The greasers are rivals with the Socs, short for Socials, who are the “West-side rich kids.” We just finished chapter two of the book. While reading the story, we write down information about each main character. We include the age, appearance, personality traits, and significant events.
By: Jasmine M.
This week the 7th grade class began the book Outsiders. The book Outsiders takes place in 1965 when the Vietnam War was taking place. Outsiders is about a 14 year old, Ponyboy Curtis, and his two brothers Darrel, also known as Darry and he is 20. His second brother, Sodapop, who is 16 years old. Ponyboy, Darry and Sodapop are all family and they lost part of their family, their parents. The brothers lost there parents in an auto crash. Ponyboy and Sodapop are allowed to stay with Darry’s and have Darry as their guardian as long as they all behave themselves. These boys are Greasers; Greasers are people that live on the East Side of town and that’s called the “poor side” of town. The Greaser’s have rivals and they are the Socs, short for Socials and they are the ones that live on the West Side and are “rich kids”.
By: Parker B.

This week, we finished our S.L.C. That stands for student led conference. We finished our slides, and on Monday we are going to present them in front of our teachers and our parents. We also finished learning about prepositions. It was hard, but was also easy. We started reading The Outsiders this Monday. So far, it is a good book. We just finished the second chapter. It has been a very eventful week.

By: Orli G

8th Grade

In Language Arts this week, we continued to read the Book Thief. We finished part one and two. We also started part three.
Although they got off to a rough start, Liesel became friends with a boy who lives on her street named Rudy. He was known as being a little crazy after a certain incident involving a race and Jesse Owens. Hans Hubermann began teaching Liesel how to read every night because she wet her bed due to nightmares. World War II officially started when Hitler took over Poland, but Hans Hubermann was not as excited about it as all the other Germans. Liesel received two books on Christmas from her father, then stole another at a book burning for Hitler’s birthday. That is also when she finds out that Hitler took away both of her biological parents because they were Communists, so she hates Hitler.

By: Zoe M

We also learned what Direct Objects are and how to identify them in a sentence.  Direct objects follow an action verb; predicate nominatives follow linking verbs.

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