Please note - unless otherwise specified - all assignments and resources can be found on your TEAMS page. Please DO NOT share assignments on ONE-DRIVE. If you have done so, please unshare the assignment and submit it to TEAMS under the ASSIGNMENTS TAB.  

Thank you.


Language Arts Week 1 - online TEAMS opportunities
Monday, 8:40 AM - Subject Verb Agreement Review
Monday, 9:30 AM - Verb Tense Consistency Review

Monday - Thursday, 10:30 AM - Office Hours (If possible, please schedule in advance)

A continued priority this week is completing unfinished tests, retakes, and assignments. Please contact me if you have questions or concerns. I am grading work as it comes in - please be patient. See note above/below plus emailed instructions on handing work in.

REVIEW ACTIVITIES: I am offering a low/no tech and a tech version for review activities. You can mix and match if you would like.



Current Assignments:
       - TEST: If you were not in school on March 13 (the last day before the Lockout) you need to complete the Unit 5 Grammar test on NAIKU. Please review subject-verb agreement and verb tense consistency on IXL before taking the test. 

       - Retakes: If you need to complete a retake for Quarter 3 - they are available on Study Island. I will be reviewing Subject-Verb Agreement and Consistent Verb Tenses during our TEAMS video meeting on Monday (and possibly Thursday).

- Reading Log (see TEAMS)

- Compare and Contrast (Dogs - started in March - see TEAMS)

- Infographic (Shared on Adobe Spark and begun before Winter Break)

- Brain Pop - Conjunctions and Clauses  (access from CLEVER on Office 365). If you are having difficulty with Clauses - don't forget to join me on Monday for our Virtual Class.

- Our Story - Here is the information for our class writing - enjoy! 
          You do not need to worry about this until you receive it by email.


Hello, we will be starting a fictional story together. The first student will continue the story from my initial sentence. Please follow the standard PLOT DIAGRAM order. The first few people will work on developing the Exposition, then an initiating event will take place, during the Rising Action conflicts and characters will be developed. There will be a Climax where the main conflict “comes to a head – the highest point of tension”. The conflicts will be resolved during the Falling Action and then the story will finish with the Resolution – everything neatly tied up to bring about a new “normal”.


  • Keep it appropriate
  • Students should write 2-3 sentences of varying lengths (simple, compound, and complex)
  • Keep in the direction the story is heading and don’t go back to change anyone else’s work
  • After you have written you addition – return it to Ms. Ruhl – do not share it with anyone else
  • We will discuss the story each week during one of our online classes
  • Story must be returned within 24 hours to Ms. Ruhl with your addition (except on weekends when you have until the Monday)
  • Do your best to use correct grammar, mechanics, and spelling

What can you be doing from home?

READ:  Essential for all your classes is the ability to read - and read well. Read a variety of books - delve into novels, comic books, nonfiction, and poetry. If you can't find what you are looking for - look online - commonlit, discoveryeducation, SIRS discoverer are but a click away and provide a wealth of reading material. Walk around your house and discover all that can be read - from the back of a cereal box to a car manual.


By far, THE most important (academic) thing to do each day. Read books for fun. Read nonfiction books about topics you are interested in. Read instructions. Read recipes. Read together. Bring a blanket outside and read under a tree. Build a fort and read with flashlights... just READ!


We will be starting a cooperative story - so look for a email coming to you soon. We will take it in turns to add (appropriate) content to the story. It will be returned to me each time and I will send it on to another student. We will then use the story to look at elements of fiction, characterization, and conflict.


Don't forget to talk for different purposes. Have a discussion with your parents, grandparents, siblings or friends (virtually) on a subject you enjoy or hold different opinions on. Show your understanding of sequencing by giving oral directions to build a model or complete a chore.