Progress Report Distribution

Progress Reports were distributed on Thursday, April 27, 2017. All assignments under the Mark section that has a missing grade or a zero grade should be made up. All students were given assignments needed on Monday, April 24 and Tuesday, April 25. The deadline for turning in missing assignments is Friday, May 5. A zero will be given after that date.


ELA Spring Break Packet

Students enjoy your Spring Break, but leave some time to stay on top of your ELA skills as the Milestone EOG approaches you quickly.

I have selected a variety of skills for you to practice to help you continue to prepare for the Milestone EOG. Dedicating just a few minutes a day will help you towards being successful on the Reading and Writing sections of the Milestone EOG for ELA.

You received a Pronoun packet in school on Friday, March 31, 2017 for you to read and work through and complete the exercises after each lesson. You will also have assignments online. You should plan to practice on the online lessons each day for at least 20-40 minutes each day. Go to the website, login go to the lessons under Mrs. Dabrio– “Spring Break Packet”, with the exception of Read Theory, it will select reading passages and response based on the score you achieve on the Pre-Test.

The assignments and the grade you achieve on each practice will be sent to my email. You must achieve at least 80% to be considered proficient on each practice. Read all of the directions and passages carefully. Do your best!


USA Test Prep


lohin: lunch number

password: garrett

Study Island

login: lunch number

password: garrett

Read Theory —

Login: look on the sticky note given to you in class (your first name last initial and a number)

password: MrsDabrioELA2017

Here Is What’s Happening In Our Class Week Of January 30- February 3

This week we will continue to practice unpacking a variety of prompts to ensure that all students will be proficient knowing what the prompts want them to do.


  • Pronouns
  • Transition words and phrases
  • Mock Milestone extended response
  • Common Assessment
  • Reading to respond to literature (using the text as supporting evidence)



South Cobb Rotary Essay Contest Information- (Required of ALL students)

Monthly book reports are due on Tuesday, January 31. All reports should be posted on your Biblionasium account.  (Required of ALL students)


Monday: Students will work in pairs and or groups to…

  • Isolate key parts of a prompt
  • Rewrite the question in their own words if needed
  • Rewrite the question in a statement
  • Write the first sentence as if they are writing an introductory sentence in response to the prompt

Brainstorm ideas for the South Cobb Rotary Club essay contest.


  • Take Common assessment on unpacking writing prompts
  • Read paired text, unpack the prompt and answer written response questions

Wednesday and Thursday:

Read and respond to literature using evidence from the text to support the answer

Use appropriate transitions in constructed and extended responses



Mock Milestone extended response







Here Is What’s Happening In Our Class Week Of December 19- December 21

Continue working and getting practice with sentence structure (simple, compound and complex sentences)

In order to ensure that our students will be prepared for the writing portion of the Milestones, students will be given daily response to literature at the beginning of class .

After reading a passage, students will do the following:

  • Answer the question
  • Provide evidence from the passage to support their answer

This week is make-up week.

Students will be given time in class to complete ALL missing assignments.

Please go online to check your child’s grades and identify missing assignments. Encourage your child to take advantage of this opportunity. All missing assignments will be readily available in class.

Last day to turn in make-up work is Wednesday, December 21, 2016




Here Is What’s Happening In Our Class Week Of December 12- December 16


  • ELA Mid-year reading exam
  • Tuesday
  • ELA Mid-year writing exam

Wednesday & Thursday

  • Visit the book Fair in the media center. Students are allowed to purchase books and other educational materials
  • Complete ALL missing assignments
  • Practice with sentence structure (simple, compound & complex sentences)

Wednesday – Friday

  • Complete ALL missing assignments
  • Practice with sentence structure (simple, compound & complex sentences)
  • Continue reading The Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian. Take notes, identify important details, main idea, theme, etc. during reading


  • Complete common assessment (Excerpt from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Students will complete 6 multiple choice questions and answer 4 constructed response questions to demonstrate their ability to read and understand text and mastery of skills/strategies learned in class.
  • Visit the computer lab to practice reading comprehension and language using electronic platforms available here at Garrett.




Here Is What’s Happening In Our Class Week Of December 5- December 9

Student will be testing in all subject areas the week of December 12-16.

The ELA test will be administered on Monday, December 12 and Tuesday, December 13.

Students who need to make up assignments or need additional assignments to improve their grade, will be given class time to complete any missed work. Since each class will be 105 minutes, students will have enough time to complete several assignments each day.

Please encourage your child to work on completing ANY missed assignments


Daily practice with intensive and reflexive pronouns, vocabulary in context, and main idea


  • Reteach/review getting meaning from context
  • Preview chapter 3 of class novel/Make predictions (students work independently and in groups)
  • Introduce new vocabulary present in chapter 3 of class novel (complete exercise)
  • Homework: context clues exercise


  • Exercise using context clues to determine word meaning
  • Read chapter 3 and take notes/annotate the text using two column notes
  • (Identify main idea, author’s purpose, writer’s craft/strategies, etc.)
  • Use notes in group discussions and written exercises


  • Reteach/review sentence structure(compound and complex sentences)
  • Exercise on complex and compound sentences
  • Continue to read chapter 3 and take notes/annotate the text using two column notes
  • Use notes in group discussion and written exercises
  • Homework: sentence structure


Finish reading chapter 3

Students work in groups on the following:

  • Identify the author’s purpose and main idea(s) in the chapter
  • State any lesson(s) learned from information in the chapter
  • Consider tone and mood and impact on the message


  • Complete written response using  information from the week’s notes
  • Complete exercise on sentence structure, context clues and intensive and reflexive pronouns