Wednesday, September 7

We started class by discussing the Circe episode of the Odyssey. Students then took a Lexile test to determine their beginning-of-the-year Lexile score. Homework for tonight is to get a Khan Academy account and complete some of the exercises for adjectives and adverbs.

To join Khan Academy:

Sign up using a Google account (with your real first and last name so that I can give you credit).

Go to and enter the code for your class period in the “Add a coach” field:

Period 1: WQ85H3

Period 6: PY3GNC

Period 7: SQVYGM

Go to the Grammar section of the class website. Scroll down to the Adjectives and Adverbs section, and click #5 – Khan Academy. The link will take you to a section called “The Modifier,” which is another term for adjectives and adverbs. I want you to complete the following videos/activities for homework:

  • Intro to adjectives
  • Meet the adjective
  • Intro to adverbs
  • Meet the adverb
  • Using adjectives and adverbs
  • Commas and adjectives
  • Intro to the comparative and superlative
  • Forming comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs
  • Comparative and superlative adjectives and adverbs

All of the videos come out to be about 23 minutes, and I’m going to guess that the exercises will take an additional 10 minutes.