Fun Grammar Quiz!

Students and parents,

How good is your grammar?  Take this fun quiz and find out!

Grammar Quiz (updated link)

I’m proud to say that I scored 100%.  If any student gets 100% (without help from another person or outside source, and verified by a reliable witness) then I will buy you a candy of your choice.

Good luck!

Ms. Barlow


Integrating Quotations into an Essay

This post is for all grades– it is a power-point that explains how to integrate quotations into an essay.  Every good essay needs support for its arguments, and this shows you how to include your supporting quotes most effectively.  If you follow everything outlined in this power-point, you will have an excellent argument and paper!

Save this to your own files so that you can use it whenever you need to write a paper!


Grade 8 Media: Advertising

Hello parents and students,

We are starting our first unit of the year and I am very excited to say that it is a media unit on advertising! Throughout the next few weeks, we will be taking a look into the marketing world to understand how advertising agencies use language and other techniques to influence the consumer. We will begin by learning the history of advertising and compare it to how an ad is made in the modern day. We will then learn basic concepts such as brands, logos, slogans and other elements that are essential in an advertisement. We will spend the majority of our time analyzing examples of TV and print ads to understand the way they use language and other methods to persuade their target audience. For their final project, students will be placed in groups and, using their knowledge of advertising techniques, create their very own print and video advertisement.

It will be a fun and creative few weeks and I hope you take the time to ask your students about the exciting things we will learn and do with advertising.


Mr. Gonzalez