AYDFIC :  Anything You Didn’t Finish in Class ; generally a note added to the homework to denote that items from class that need to be completed for homework.  This is often used to ensure that students have kept up with the daily work assigned during the day.  Usually the  acronym is followed by set of initials indicating the content.

EX:  ADFIC – BL #16  In this instance it means that the reading for the Barnell-Loft assignment #16 needs to be completed for tomorrow if  the student has not already finished the assignment.

BL: Barnell Loft Reading Skills program. Individualized practice in challenge areas for each student.

CD: True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle An excellent novel written by Avi.  Used extensively with literary terms study.

MSP: Math Supplemental Packet given to Ms Kellogg’s students to extend their thinking processes and further practice.  Please use the challenge pages at home when there is less than 20 minutes of nightly homework.

R the Q: This literally means  “re-phrase the question” as the beginning of an answer.  Two (2)  additional sentences are required to support this topic sentence.   ex:  Why did the lifestyles of the Native American groups vary so greatly?

R the Q : Native  American lifestyles varied from group  to group.

Add 1st support sentence :     The biggest reason for this variety is that their environments were quite  different throughout the Americas.

Add 2nd support sentence : For example, the Pueblo people of the dry Southwest  had limited crops compared to the Northwest area where Wthere were a lot of  forests.

Full “R the Q” would look like this: 3 sentences

Native  American lifestyles varied from group  to group.  The biggest reason for this variety is that their environments were quite  different throughout the Americas.  For example, the Pueblo people of the dry Southwest  had limited crops compared to the Northwest area where there were a lot of  forests.

Showing Writing: A very descriptive method of writing in which the reader can actually invision the details of a scene or action of a character. This is opposite of “telling”. Avi’s novel True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle has many excellent examples of showing writing.

WW: Wordly Wise vocabulary program (and the source of our weekly spelling word list)

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