Welcome to Mrs. Duffey's Classroom Webpage!
It is okay not to know something, but it is not okay not to try.
Due to state testing taking place at the Junior High and High School on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, We are going to move our March Early Release day to Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Prepare for the AIR's!
Study Island is an online product designed to help your child master the standards. Go to www.studyisland.com and enter you username and password. After signing in click the subject tab on which to work or check you student's class page for assignment created by your child's teacher.
ODE Past OAA's
On the ODE state testing website your student can practice state standards by seeing past OAA questions. Go to http://ohio3-8.success-ode-state-oh-us.info/Profile/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fPracticeTest%2ftestworkbook.aspx%3fnav%3dstudent&nav=student and type in your user name and all passwords are duffey. On your portfolio page complete the test assigned. Make sure to save and continue and DO NOT click finsh until your test is complete.
AIR ELA Tests
Students can take Performance Based or End of the Year online practice tests by signing in as a guest to practice for the science assessment at the link below.
WORKING WITH KIDS AT HOME:
When you children is reading at home ask them questions/ opinions about their book. HAVE THEM USE SOMETHING IN THE TEXT TO SUPPORT THEIR IDEAS. Below are some interactive website you can use to enrich your child's learning at home.
Online Enrichment Links:
|Read Print - Free classic books, poems, and short stories||Stacks-Games
|Main Idea - What doesn't belong?||Did I Read It or Not?||Main Idea Online Quizzes|
|English Works! Reading Exercises (main idea, details, inferences)|
Figures of Speech
Fling the Teac (homophones, homographs, similes, metaphors, idioms)
|Word Meaning from Context3||Context Clues Practice|
|Sample Character Traits|
|Verb Tenses||Contractions||Grammar Gorillas|
|Interactive English Activities||English Zone||Grammar Gold|
|Wide World of Verbs||Grammar Blast||Contractions and Negatives|
|Sounds||Word Frog (Synonyms, Antonyms, Homonyms)|
|Past/Present Verbs||Singular and Plural Nouns||Prepositions - eTHEMES|
|English Grammar Connection||Grammar Slammer||Possessives - eTHEMES|
|Noun Count||A Bed Full of Cats (Contractions)||Plural Girls|
|eThemes - Pronouns||Adjectives - Comparative/Superlative||Verb Viper|
|Word Invasion- word types||Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns||Noun Review (Quia) - 2 players|
|Identify Possessive Nouns||Possessive Nouns Quiz||Exploring for Possessives|
|Possessive Nouns Practice|
|Prefixes and Suffixes||Plural Play||Coconut Vowels|
|How Well Can You Spell?||Spell Check Quiz||SpellaRoo|
|Spelling Bee||Spin to Win (prefixes/suffixes)||Prefix Skills|
|Simile/Metaphor Example||Simile & Metaphor Info||Metaphor Examples|
|Simile and Metaphor Lesson||Making Comparisons||Poetry as We See It|
|Figurative Language Page||eTHEMES-Similes/Metaphors||eTHEMES-Personification|
|Using Similes||Simile and Metaphor Test||Word Play 18-21, 30 (similes)|
|Word Play 7-14 (similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, euphemisms, alliteration)||Word Play 1-3, 8-10 (similes, metaphors, rhymes, alliteration, onomatopoeia)||Simile Examples 1|
|Simile Examples 2||Simile Examples 3||Simile Examples 4|
|Gamequarium Figurative Language Sites||
|Writing Prompts||Bright Ideas for Writing||List of 10 Narrative Writing Prompts|
|Writing Process||Narrative Essays and Prompts||List of 10 Persuasive Writing Prompts|
|The Five Paragraph Essay||Personal Narrative Collection||List of 10 Informative Writing Prompts|
|Tips for Writing a Personal Narrative||Personal Narrative Guide|
|Spell Check||Proofreading Practice|
|Paragraph Punch||Self Edit||Forms of Writing|
|6 + 1 Trait Writing (Rubric)||Peer Review||Other Words for "said"|
|Transition Words||Dead Words||Don't Use "Said"|
|Business Letter Punch||Essay Punch||Types of Sentences|
|Fragment Practice Game||Writing Letters||Letter Generator|
|Friendly Letter Parts||Letter Writing Help||Letter Forms|
|Compound Sentences||Conjunction Practice||Modern Tall Tale Graphic Organizer (use Character Traits for help)|
|Conjunctions||Simple and Compound Sentences||Simple/Compound Sentence Quiz|
|Conjunction WS||Conjunctions2||Conjunction-itis Popup|
|Fragments and Run-Ons||Repairing Run-On Sentences||Run On Senten|
|Correct Sentences||Comma Practice||Writing Mechanics Practice|
|Power Proofread||Quotation Marks||Making Sentences|
|Comma Usage||Fact Monster Quotation Marks||Apostrophes|
|eThemes - Capitalization|