May 4th
Dear Students and Parents,

Parkside is switching to Canvas as the delivery portal for online learning. I have attached a video created by a Parkside teacher that provides detailed instructions on how to access Canvas.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best Regards,

Ms. Zilka



April 27
th - May 1st 

This week we will be reviewing Connotation, Denotation, and Context Clues. 

This Powerpoint provides an overview: 

There are several choices for you to demonstrate master. 

Connotation and Denotation 

EDpuzzle Activity - Log-n through Clever 

Visual and Extension Activity: 

Please email me with the completed assignment. 

Context Clues 

EdPuzzle Activity – Log-on Through Clever 

Newsela – Log-on though Clever 

StarGirl Novel Study 

Please read pages 93-114 

Chapter #26 
Stargirl changes into "Susan," Leo says "she looked magnificently, wonderfully, gloriously ordinary. She looked just like a hundred other girls at Mica High--I had never been so happy and proud in my whole life." 

How did you feel when you read this part of the novel? 

Why do you think people continued to shun her?




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Mother's Day and Father's Day is coming up so students can earn a free magazines as gifts for their parents by reading and answering questions! Parents will need to sign-up (you have to be 13), but they can read the information and answer the questions.
It is very family-friendly.

Here is the link:

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Monday, April 20
th - Friday, April 24th

This week, the first assignment will be a review of Poetic Elements.

Please follow the directions below:

Background jigsaw puzzle Royalty Free Vector Image   EdPuzzle 

Go to 

Select – Sign-up 

Select – I am a Student 

Select to enter with a Class Code 

Put in the Class Code 

Then put in your First name, Last Name, User Name  and a Password 

Then view then Video and Answer the Embedded Questions 



P1 - uvlepsi 

P2- inircee 

P3 - advefse 

P4 - lifevwa 

P5 - fepopar 


Second Assignment is our novel study.

Stargirl (Stargirl Series): Spinelli, Jerry: 0014794008951: Amazon ...   StarGirl Novel Study 

Read Pages 


Stargirl revealed that she found out information about people by reading the newspaper or looking at notices and ads on bulletin boards in their town. If you were Stargirl where could she find information about your fellow students or their families? What kind of gifts or cards would you leave for those people? Would you want people to eventually know that it was you who left the gifts and cards? 

Email your response to: 


Great Contemporaries: Rudyard Kipling, "Unique and Irreplaceable ...   Extension for P3, P4, P5 

Read (or listen) to the poem below. It is If by Rudyard Kipling. If the name sounds familiar, he is the same author who wrote The Jungle Book.   

This complete the following activities: 

1) Explain what the author is trying to convey in the poem.  

2) Write a modern version of the is poem. Rudyard often asserts challenging instances that the individual must either accept or rise above. Think of situations as your age when you must eithemove on from or show resilience.  

Email your answer and poem to:

Friday, May 17th

Be like Stargirl and Sprinkle Kindness like Confetti!

Take some time to share kind messages like Stargirl!