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Mr. Meyers
ameyers@chittenangoschools.org or 687-2800

Vocabulary for The Serial Garden

aggrievedly (adv.)- in a manner suggesting that one has been badly treated


chaos (n.)- extreme confusion or disorder


convalescing (adj.)- recovering gradually from an illness


forage (v.)- to search for what wants or needs, especially for food

gaudy (adj.)- excessively bright and showy


incalculable (adj.)- too great to be measured or counted


susceptible (adj.)- easily affected or influenced


tantalizing (adj.)- arousing interest without satisfying it


vigil (n.)- a time of staying awake in order to keep watch or guard something 


wan (adj.)- sickly, pale

Vocabulary for Key Item

Accede (v.)- to consent due to outside influence
Circuit (n.)- the path of an electric current, connected electronic elements
Complex (adj.)- consisting of many interconnected parts, intricate (complicated)
Diffidently (adv.)- reserved or restrained in manner
Neurotic (adj.)- having excessive anxiety and emotional upset

March Schedule

Date        Day                Due

3/1/17    Wednesday        Porcupine Necktie-4 

                    (Reading, Study Q’s, Vocab, Quiz)

3/3/17    Friday            Chapters 5-9 

                    (Reading, Study Q’s, Vocabulary, Quiz)

3/6/17    Monday            Chapters 10-13 

                    (Reading, Study Q’s, Vocabulary, Quiz, Writing Assignment 1)

3/7/17    Tuesday            Chapters 14-17 

                    (Reading, Study Q’s, Vocabulary, Quiz)

3/9/17    Wednesday        Chapters 18-21 

                    (Reading, Study Q’s, Vocabulary, Quiz)

3/13/17    Monday            Chapters 22-25 

                    (Reading, Study Q’s, Vocabulary, Quiz, Sunflower Club Report)

3/14/17    Tuesday            Chapters 26-29 

                               (Reading, Study Q’s, Vocabulary, Quiz)

3/15/17    Wednesday        Chapters 30-End 

                    (Reading, Study Q’s, Vocabulary, Quiz, Writing Assignment 2)

3/20/17    Monday        Writing Assignment 3

3/21/17    Tuesday        Vocabulary Review

3/22/17    Wednesday    Stargirl Test Review

3/23/17    Thursday        Stargirl Test

3/28-31    T - Th             ELA State Test


Essay Question

59 Both Lewis Latimer and John Deere were determined to succeed. How were their paths to success similar? How were their paths to success different? Use details from both articles to support your response.

In your response, be sure to
• explain how their paths to success were similar
• explain how their paths to success were different

• use details from both articles to support your response

Mr. Meyers' ELA Class

The Language Arts curriculum requires that students cover various elements of the English Language Arts (ELA) Standards known as The Common Core. Each week will focus on a different aspect of the standards. The following activities will be focused on throughout the year:

    • Essay writing: literature, persuasive, synthesis
    • Reading Skills that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards
    • Spelling, vocabulary, grammar
    • Novels



    • Most written assignments can be handed in late (within 3 days) but each day points are deducted.
    • After school and lunch detention will be given to complete owed work.



The grading is as follows: Tests 30%, Quizzes 20%, Classwork 15%, Projects 15%, Homework 20%



-Students are expected to be on time and in your seat ready to work when the bell rings.

-Students are expected to be prepared for class including: agenda, binder, paper, pen/pencil, and homework. 

-Students are expected to act positively in class so they do not disrupt my teaching or the other students’ learning.

-Students are expected to follow all other rules in the Student Handbook.


“If your behavior negatively affects my teaching or somebody’s learning, it is against the rules.”

-Mr. Meyers



The school phone number is 687-2800. My email is ameyers@chittenangoschools.org

Helpful Links:

schoongames.blogspot.com/ - Fun ELA games (Word Category games are Mr. Meyers' favorite)

webster.com - All your dictionary questions answered here
owl.english.purdue.org - Great online site for formatting and grammar

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