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Junior High School
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Ms. Browne
Specialized Instruction - Liberty Jr. High
Reading & Language Arts

Weeks 9/5-9/15

Vocabulary and Comprehension test 9/15

Group 1-Reading Milestones

Story: The Scary Story

Spelling words: by, catch, fire, hand, me


Group 2-Mosaic

Story: Gull Island

Skill focus: main idea, comprehension, synonyms, compound words


Gull Island: Vocabulary test Friday (9/15) & comprehension test (9/15)

binoculars (noun) – an instrument used for seeing things that are far away.

forecast (noun) – a prediction, usually towards weather.

searchlight (noun) – a large, powerful light that can be turned to shine a long way in any direction.

blushing (verb) – becoming red in the face because of embarrassment.

flight (noun) – a series of steps between floors.


All websites that require a username and password will be located on the first page of your assignment notebook.

IXL:                       https://www.ixl.com

  • This website can be used to practice and review skills that have been discussed in class. It is also a great site to work on areas or topics that you may struggle with.

Xtra Math:             http://xtramath.org

  • This is a great site to help those who struggle with addition or multiplication facts!

Sumdog:               https://www.sumdog.com

  • This is a fun website where one could play computer games while completing math problems!

Additional Math Games:   http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/gamesactivities/math.html

PARCC Practice:  https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/math/

Science & Social Studies

Science topics for the year:

  • Life Science- human body, brain, skeletal system, muscular system, digestive system, heredity, wants vs. needs
  • Physical Forces- forces and motion
  • Earth Science- oceans, volcanoes, natural disasters, weather, climate, resources, role of water 


Social Studies topics for the year:

  • Reading a map (identifying important places, using a legend)
  • China
  • Japan
  • Middle East
  • Israel 
  • India
  • Africa

** Within all of the countries that we will be studying we will focus on each the culture, location on a map, flag, food, government, interesting facts, etc. Our class will also compare and contrast each country to the United States.

China Map

Ecology Webquest


Thinket #4: Categorize each organism provided into the appropriate group: herbivore, omnivore, carnivore, scavenger, producer, decomposer.


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Thinket #11: Using a Venn Diagram, compare and contrast COMMUNITY and POPULATION



Thinket #12


Thinket #16


Thinket #19



China TEST 11/3