7th Grade



Welcome to Mrs. Cannelis's Web Page

 

 

Parents/Students:

As we have been preparing in school for the NYS ELA Exam, it is important that students also practice at home.  In order to effectively review, set aside a sufficient amout of time to complete any homework assignments in the Sadlier book and NYS Progress Monitor books.

 

Monday, March 30

Sixth Grade

- complete short answer question for state test practice

- Tomorrow we will review NY Progress Book pages 33-50 (including written responses--be sure to highlight evidence)

Seventh Grade

- NY Progress book pages 33-38 (highlight evidence)

- Tomorrow we will review NY Progress Book pages 24 - 29 (be sure to highlight evidence)

Eighth Grade

- complete short answer question for ELA NY State Practice test

- Tomorrow we will review ELA NY Progress book pages 33-50 (be sure to highlight evidence)

Thursday, March 26

Sixth Grade

Due Monday:  NY Progress Book pages 33-50 (including written responses--be sure to highlight evidence)

Seventh Grade

Write a final copy of argumentative essay about Lyddie

- Due Monday:  NY Progress Book pages 24 - 29 (be sure to highlight evidence)

Eighth Grade

- Due Monday:  ELA NY Progress book pages 33-50 (be sure to highlight evidence)

Tuesday, March 24

Sixth Grade

- Complete the Spelling worksheet

Seventh Grade

Religion test tomorrow - Chapter 6

Eighth Grade

- ELA NY Progress book pages 3-16

Monday, March 23

Sixth Grade

- Complete the Spelling worksheet

Seventh Grade

- NY Progress Book (complete pages 17-19)

Eighth Grade

- Sadlier Book - complete page 123

Friday, March 20

Sixth Grade

- Due Monday:  NY Progress Book (complete pages 3-16)

 

Seventh Grade

- Due Monday:  NY Progress Book (complete pages 3-16)

Eighth Grade

- Sadlier Book - complete page 123


Thursday, March 19

Sixth Grade

- final copy of paragraph on the Schilling Family

- Sadlier Book pages 64-71

Seventh Grade

- complete draft of body for argumentative essay


Eighth Grade

- Sadlier pages 116-123 is due Monday

Wednesday, March 18

Sixth Grade

- test tomorrow on Chinese Cinderella (essay topics were given in class)

- final copy of paragraph on the Schilling Family (Due Friday)

- Sadlier Book pages 64-71 (Due Frida)

Seventh Grade

- complete draft of introduction for argumentative essay


Eighth Grade

- Reading:  Inside Out and Back Again, complete worksheet for the poem "Last Respects"

Tuesday, March 17

Sixth Grade

- complete draft of paragraph on the Schilling Family; final copy is due Friday

- test on Chinese Cinderella , Thursday (essay topics were given in class)

Seventh Grade

- complete Chapter Review for Chapter 6 in Religion

- be prepared for tomorrow:  choose one story about the Holy Spirit to help design a stained glass demonstrating the Holy Spirit at work; a quotation from Scripture must be included

Choose from one of the following stories or one of your own:  Mark 1:9-12     Luke 10:21-24    John 14:15-25

Luke 3:21-22      Isaiah 11:1-4

Eighth Grade

- Reading:  Inside Out and Back Again (Read pages 83-90 "Brother Khoi's Secret" to "The Moon."  Keep track of key details revealing challenges Ha is facing.)

 

Monday, March 16

Sixth Grade

- Sadlier Book pages 136-139

Seventh Grade

- Sadlier Book pages 20-27

Eighth Grade

- Reread the last chapter of Across Five Aprils and take notes on key details relating to Sherman's March in order to prepare for quiz tomorrow.

Friday, March 13

Sixth Grade

- Book Report is due Monday (may be submitted using Google Docs; printed, or handwritten)

Seventh Grade

- Book Report is due Monday (submit on Blackboard using Google Docs or Microsoft Word); if not submitted, a report must be handwritten or printed out

Eighth Grade

- Book Report is due Monday (submit on Blackboard using Google Docs or Microsoft Word); if not submitted, a report must be handwritten or printer out

Thursday, March 12

Sixth Grade

- write final copy of paragraph on abandonment

- Book Report is due Monday, March 16

Seventh Grade

- Due tomorrow:  have tests signed; make corrections to Religion test (including essay)

- complete graphic organizer for Lyddie argumentative essay

- complete Reader's Notes for Chapters 22 and 23; since we have completed the novel, make sure Reader's Notes are completed for all chapters

- Book Report is due Monday, March 16

Eighth Grade

- read poems "Floating" up to and including "One Knew" (pages 73-82)

- Book Report is due Monday, March 16

Wednesday, March 11

Sixth Grade

- write draft of paragraph on abandonment

- Book Report is due Monday, March 16

Seventh Grade

- complete graphic organizer for Lyddie argumentative essay

- complete Reader's Notes for Chapters 22 and 23; since we have completed the novel, make sure Reader's Notes are completed for all chapters

- Book Report is due Monday, March 16

Eighth Grade

- Book Report is due Monday, March 16

Tuesday, March 10

Sixth Grade

- Part II of writing assignment (story) is due tomorrow.  Make sure you move it to your ELA folder in Google Docs.  If you are unable to do this, your must print out or hand write.

Seventh Grade

- Permission form and payment for class trip is past due

- complete graphic organizer for Lyddie argumentative essay

- submit spelling story through Blackboard

- complete Reader's Notes for Chapter 21

- Book Report is due March 16

Eighth Grade

- Sadlier book pages 44-46

- Book Report is due March 16

Monday, March 9

Sixth Grade

- Complete questions for Chapters 20 and 21 for Chinese Cinderella

- Part II of writing assignment (story) is due Wednesday, March 11

Seventh Grade

- Permission form and payment for class trip is past due

- story using spelling words is due tomorrow (write using Google Docs)

- Book Report is due March 16

Eighth Grade

- submit story using spelling words on Black Board (look for assignment in ELA)

- Book Report is due March 16

Friday, March 6

Sixth Grade

- all (Cinderella 1) documents should be completed (Claim, evidence, explanation of each piece of evidence)

- Part II of writing assignment (story) is due Wednesday, March 11

- spelling test - Monday (review all sentences using homographs and part of speech which was reviewed on Friday--make sure you know the part of speech for the different definitions of homographs)

- Book Report is due March 16

Seventh Grade

- quiz on Julie of the Wolves - Monday (in preparation for book report)

- Permission form and payment for class trip is past due

- story using spelling words is due Tuesday (write using Google Docs)

- Book Report is due March 16

Eighth Grade

- submit story using spelling words on Black Board (look for assignment in ELA)

- Quiz Monday:  be prepared to answer questions on Across Five Aprils on Monday, March 9, in preparation for book report

- Book Report is due March 16

Thursday, March 5

Sixth Grade

- complete document we started in Google Docs on Evidence and Explanation to Support claim (Chinese Cinderella 1 document); This was worked on in the computer room today.

- Part II of writing assignment (story) is due next Wednesday, March 11

- spelling test - Monday

- Book Report is due March 16

Seventh Grade

- complete Readers Notes for Chapter 19 and Read Chapter 20 (this was completed in class today)

- quiz on Julie of the Wolves - Monday (in preparation for book report)

- Permission form and payment for class trip is past due

- story using spelling words is due Tuesday (write using Google Docs)

- Book Report is due March 16

Eighth Grade

- story using spelling words is due Friday (type on Google Docs)

Quiz Monday:  be prepared to answer questions on Across Five Aprils on Monday, March 9, in preparation for book report

- Book Report is due March 16

- Essay Contest Details:

#1 - 250 word essay typed on the Topic:  "What America Means to Me" (Due Friday, March 6)

Wednesday, March 4

Sixth Grade

- write two sentences for each homograph using two different definitions

- Part II of writing assignment (story) is due next Wednesday, March 11

- spelling test - Monday

- Book Report is due March 16

Seventh Grade

- quiz on Julie of the Wolves - Monday (in preparation for book report)

- Permission form and payment for class trip is past due

- story using spelling words is due Tuesday (write using Google Docs)

- Book Report is due March 16

Eighth Grade

- story using spelling words is due Friday

- Quiz Monday:  be prepared to answer questions on Across Five Aprils on Monday, March 9, in preparation for book report

- Book Report is due March 16

- Essay Contest Details:

#1 - 250 word essay typed on the Topic:  "What America Means to Me" (Due Friday, March 6)

#2 - 250 word essay typed on the Topic:  Today's Students are Tomorrow's Adults, Therefore, Our Country's Hope (Due Thursday, March 5)--include a cover page with student's and parents' names, address, telephone number, and school

Tuesday, March 3

Sixth Grade

- Proofreading - Part I only (on loose leaf with a full heading)

- Book Report is due March 16

Seventh Grade

- Complete Readers Notes for Chapter 18

- Permission form and payment for class trip is due tomorrow

- Book Report is due March 16

Eighth Grade

- be prepared to answer questions on Across Five Aprils on Monday, March 9, in preparation for book report

- Book Report is due March 16

- Essay Contest Details:

#1 - 250 word essay typed on the Topic:  "What America Means to Me" (Due Friday, March 6)

#2 - 250 word essay typed on the Topic:  Today's Students are Tomorrow's Adults, Therefore, Our Country's Hope (Due Thursday, March 5)--include a cover page with student's and parents' names, address, telephone number, and school

Monday, March 2

Sixth Grade

- Answer question for Chapter 20 of Chinese Cinderella

- Book Report is due March 16

Seventh Grade

- Essay on Social Justice is due tomorrow

- Book Report is due March 16

- Religion test Tuesday on the Gospels--review all notes, and information we highlighted in the chapter; in addition review the project worked on in class on the gospel story from the viewpoint of all synoptic gospel writers (information is in Google Docs)

Eighth Grade

- Book Report is due March 16

- Essay Contest Details:

#1 - 250 word essay typed on the Topic:  "What America Means to Me" (Due Friday, March 6)

#2 - 250 word essay typed on the Topic:  Today's Students are Tomorrow's Adults, Therefore, Our Country's Hope (Due Thursday, March 5)--include a cover page with student's and parents' names, address, telephone number, and school

 

Friday, February 27

Sixth Grade

- log on to your Google account at home and see if you are able to access your document

- Read Chapter 19 of Chinese Cinderella and answer all questions up to and including Chapter 19--define all unfamiliar vocabulary and add to vocabulary section of notebook

- Book Report is due March 16

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 17 of Lyddie; keep track of setting, characters, and plot; define any unfamiliar vocabulary words

- Book Report is due March 16

- Religion test Tuesday on the Gospels--review all notes, and information we highlighted in the chapter; in addition review the project worked on in class on the gospel story from the viewpoint of all synoptic gospel writers (information is in Google Docs)

Eighth Grade

- Book Report is due March 16

Thursday, February 26

Sixth Grade

- Create a t-chart comparing Adeline to the Schilling family

- Book Report is due March 16

Seventh Grade

- Answer questions for Chapters 15 and 16 for Lyddie on Blackboard

- Book Report is due March 16

Eighth Grade

- Sadlier Workbook:  Read pages 36-39 and complete all questions through page 41 (will be reviewed on Friday)

- Book Report is due March 16

Wednesday, February 25

Sixth Grade

Due tomorrow: Read Chapters 16 and 17 in Chinese Cinderella and answer all questions for Chapters 15, 16, and 17

- Book Report is due March 16

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapters 15 and 16 for Lyddie by tomorrow and complete Readers Notes

- Book Report is due March 16

Eighth Grade

- Sadlier Workbook:  Read pages 36-39 and complete all questions through page 41 by tomorrow

- Book Report is due March 16

Tuesday, February 24

Sixth Grade

- Due Thursday: Read Chapters 16 and 17 in Chinese Cinderella and answer all questions for Chapters 15, 16, and 17

- Book Report is due March 16

Seventh Grade

- Class Trip tomorrow (bring lunch)

- Read Chapters 15 and 16 for Lyddie by Thursday

- Book Report is due March 16

- Anyone absent--All Good News articles (draft) and final copy of Hero Essay must be submitted, or hand in a printed or written copy

Eighth Grade

- Sadlier Workbook:  Read pages 36-39 and complete all questions through page 41 (Due Thursday)

- Book Report is due March 16

Monday, February 23

Sixth Grade

- Record two examples which demonstrate the theme of abandonment (review chart created in class)

- Book Report is due March 16

Seventh Grade

- revise Hero essay (look at comments on draft assignment submitted on Blackboard (those of you wrote or printed out your essay must revise and attach this draft to your final copy)

Directions:

1.  on your computer, log into--josephsea.blackboard.com and sign in

2.  look for the assignment:  Hero Essay - Final Copy

3.  submit assignment by attaching Microsoft Word file

- submit Good New article on Blackboard using Google Docs if you did not submit in class today

- Class Trip, Wednesday, February 25 (bring lunch)

- Book Report is due March 16

Eighth Grade

- make connections between the article "Doc Lap" and poems on pages 60-67, "Wet and Crying" through "Saigon is Gone"

(Be prepared to complete a writing assignment)

- Book Report is due March 16

Friday, February 20

Sixth Grade

- Sadlier workbook pages 39 and 40 (multiple choice only)

- Book Report is due March 16

Seventh Grade

- finish typing Good News article on Google Docs

- Class Trip, Wednesday, February 25

- Book Report is due March 16

Eighth Grade

- finish "Vietnam War" articles notes

- Book Report is due March 16

Wednesday, February 18

Sixth Grade

- Be prepared with information/support from Chinese Cinderella to debate

- Book Report is due March 16

Seventh Grade

- Review Chapters 12 and 13; quiz Friday

- If you did not submit in class or were absent, submit response to Lyddie Chapter 12 and 13 questions (on Blackboard)

- Be prepared with lead information for article

- Class Trip, Wednesday, February 25 (all money and permission slips are due)

- Book Report outline has been distributed

Eighth Grade

- If you were absent today, you must respond to the Discussion Board question for Inside Out and Back Again

- Book Report is due March 16

- Review all spelling vocabulary and sentences for quiz on Friday

Friday, February 13

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 14 of Chinese Cinderella and answer all questions.

- Book Report outline has been distributed

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapters 12 and 13; complete Readers Notes for each chapter

- complete all lead information for article

- Class Trip permission slip and money is due Wednesday, February 18

- Book Report outline has been distributed

Eighth Grade

- complete discussion question:  Using information from the graphic organizer completed in class (arrows)--What do you notice about how these parts of the novel compare to each other?  What is the relationship between events in the novel and the papaya tree? (Be ready to engage in the Discussion Board on Wednesday)

- Book Report outline has been distributed

- complete all spelling sentences

Thursday, February 12

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 13 and answer the following questions.

1. How is Adeline finally able to attend Wu Chen-mei's birthday party?

2. Describe what happens when Adeline arrives home for lunch.

3. What is Adeline's initial punishment from Niang and what does Adeline wish for?

4. How does Father react to the situation?

Seventh Grade

- Review spelling sentences and definitions for all words

-Bring in article tomorrow

- Class Trip permission slip and money is due Wednesday, February 18

Eighth Grade

- Sadlier workbook - complete pages 23, 24, 25

Wednesday, February 11

Sixth Grade

- Make sure Chapter 12 questions were answered.

1. How does Adeline discover Big Sister's impending nuptials?

2. Describe what happens with the wedding gifts that arrive at the house.

3. Describe the scene at Big Sister's wedding.

4. Describe how Adeline realizes Niang has learned about the secret gift from Grand Aunt.


Seventh Grade

- complete reading Chapter of Lyddie and complete readers notes

- look on Blackboard for spelling words; write a sentence for each spelling word

- check Blackboard for any missing assignments

- Spelling test Friday

Eighth Grade

- check Blackboard for any missing assignment

Tuesday, February 10

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 12 of Chinese Cinderella and answer the following questions.

1. How does Adeline discover Big Sister's impending nuptials?

2. Describe what happens with the wedding gifts that arrive at the house.

3. Describe the scene at Big Sister's wedding.

4. Describe how Adeline realizes Niang has learned about the secret gift from Grand Aunt.

 


Seventh Grade

- complete Blackboard assignment started in class (Lyddie - Chapter 9 and 10 questions)

- complete Blackboard assignment (Chapter 10)

- look on Blackboard for spelling words; write a sentence for each spelling word by Wednesday

Eighth Grade

- complete Blackboard assignment started in class: Inside Out and Back Again questions

Monday, February 9

Sixth Grade

Make sure the following is completed:

- Read Chapter 11 of Chinese Cinderella and answer the following three questions.

 

1. Describe Adeline's relationship with PLT.

2. What does Aunt Baba do whenever something bad happens to Adeline?

3. Describe PLT's death.

 

Seventh Grade

- finish Chapter 9 of Lyddie and read Chapter 10 (complete Reader's Notes, including unfamiliar vocabulary words)

- anyone that was absent must submit Blackboard assignments in ELA for Lyddie Chapter 8 as well as anyone that did not complete in class

- look on Blackboard for spelling words; write a sentence for each spelling word by Wednesday

Eighth Grade

Make sure the following assignment is submitted on Blackboard:

- read pages 42-47 of Inside Out and Back Again; write a paragraph explaining the decision Ha's family is trying to make?  Is this decision challenging for them? (assignment will also be posted on Blackboard)

Friday, February6

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 11 of Chinese Cinderella and answer the following three questions.

1. Describe Adeline's relationship with PLT.

2. What does Aunt Baba do whenever something bad happens to Adeline?

3. Describe PLT's death.

 

Seventh Grade

- last group must be prepared to present speech on Monday

- assignments in test folder must be signed including midterm grades

- read Chapter 8 of Lyddie and complete Reader's Notes

Eighth Grade

- read pages 42-47 of Inside Out and Back Again; write a paragraph explaining the decision Ha's family is trying to make?  Is this decision challenging for them? (assignment will also be posted on Blackboard)

 

Thursday, February 5

Sixth Grade

test tomorrow on Chapters 1-10 of Chinese Cinderella

- last day to submit all assignments that must be redone

Seventh Grade

- next group must be prepared to present speech tomorrow

- Food Drive continues

- last day to submit hero story through Blackboard  (instructions were given in class)

- assignments in test folder must be signed including midterm grades

Eighth Grade

- submit paragraph comparing  Ha to "Vietnam Wars" section 4 article using Google Docs (See Blackboard assignment)

 

Wednesday, February 4

Sixth Grade

test Friday on Chapters 1-10 of Chinese Cinderella

- tests must be signed and returned by tomorrow; all assignments that must be redone must be completed and handed in

Seventh Grade

- Food Drive continues

- submit hero story through Blackboard by Thursday (instructions were given in class)

Eighth Grade

- draft paragraph comparing  Ha to "Vietnam Wars" section 4 article

- check gmail login

Tuesday, February 3

Sixth Grade

- Anyone absent on Monday, February 2: Reread pages 68 and 69 of Chinese Cinderella and explain the quote at the end of page 69.

- test Thursday, on Chapters 1-10 of Chinese Cinderella

Seventh Grade

- Food Drive continues

- complete text-dependent questions for Chapters 6 of Lyddie

- draft of hero story is due tomorrow

Eighth Grade

- record information comparing Ha to "Vietnam Wars" section 4 article (see assignment on Blackboard)

Monday, February 2

Sixth Grade

- Reread pages 68 and 69 of Chinese Cinderella and explain the quote at the end of page 69.

- test Thursday, on Chapters 1-10

Seventh Grade

- Bring in food for the Food Drive

- Read Chapters 6 and 7 of Lyddie; complete Reader's Notes

- be prepared to continue writing about your hero (you may also bring in a picture)

Eighth Grade

- We will continue working on the informational text articles about Vietnam.

Friday, January 30

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 10 of Chinese Cinderella and record evidence of character traits for Wu Chun-Mei; answer remaining questions

Seventh Grade

- Bring in food for the Food Drive

- Read Chapters 6 and 7 of Lyddie; complete Reader's Notes

- be prepared to write about your hero (you may also bring in a picture)

Eighth Grade

- Read the next three "Vietnam War" articles

Wednesday, January 28

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 9 of Chinese Cinderella and keep track of main events; identify unfamiliar vocabulary words and record definitions (at least two words) in the vocabulary section of your binder)

Seventh Grade

- Bring in food for the Food Drive

- Bring in all material for Heritage Day

- Read Chapter 5 of Lyddie; finish questions for chapters 3 and 4

Eighth Grade

- Complete worksheet for "Chinese Dragon" document on Blackboard

Monday, January 26

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapters 7 and 8 in Chinese Cinderella and answer the questions.

Chapters 7 and 8 Questions:

1. How does Little Sister react to Niang when she finally arrives in Shanghai, and how does Niang respond?

2. What does Adeline do that Niang says she will never forgive?

3. Name three ways that Father and Niang institute their austerity (stern/severe) program towards Adeline and her siblings

(excluding Fourth Brother and Little Sister).

4. Why does Aunt Baba say that she would like a job?

5. Why does Niang become enraged after Aunt Baba brings up the subject of money at the dinner table?

6. What does Adeline realize is somehow related to the new hierarchy of her family since Nai Nai's death?

Seventh Grade

 

- Read Chapter 4 of Lyddie and complete Reader's Notes

- Heritage Day will take place on Thursday, January 29.

Eighth Grade

- Read the following in Inside Out and Back Again:  "Unknown Father" through "Promises."  Keep track of important events and information about the character Ha.


Wednesday, January 22

Sixth Grade

- Answer two questions for Chapter 5 in Chinese Cinderella

Seventh Grade

- "I Have a Dream Too" speech must be memorized by tomorrow

- Heritage Day will take place next Thursday, January 29--begin planning with your group members (we will finalize all information by Friday)

Eighth Grade

 


Tuesday, January 21

Sixth Grade


Seventh Grade

- "I Have a Dream Too" speech must be memorized by Friday

- Heritage Day will take place next Thursday, January 29--begin planning with your group members (we will finalize all information by Friday)

Eighth Grade

 

Monday, January 20

Sixth Grade


Seventh Grade

- print out "I Have a Dream Too" speech written in class; must be memorized by Friday

- bring in a half size poster board tomorrow to create the poster which goes along with your speech

- Heritage Day will take place next Thursday, January 29--begin planning with your group members (we will finalize all information by Friday)

Eighth Grade

 

Friday, January 16

Sixth Grade

Reading and Writing Midterm, Tuesday (in addition to reading comprehension, you will be writing a comparison essay, similar to the format used when comparing The Lightning Thief and "The Hero's Journey")

Seventh Grade

- Reading and Writing Midterm, Tuesday (in addition to reading comprehension, you will be writing a persuasive/argumentative essay--review the format given in class)

- print out "I Have a Dream Too" speech written in class; must be memorized by Friday

- bring in a half size poster board on Wednesday to create the poster which goes along with your speech

Eighth Grade

- Reading and Writing Midterm, Tuesday (in addition to reading comprehension, be prepared to write an argumentative essay)

Thursday, January 15

Sixth Grade

Finish reading chapter 4

Seventh Grade

- study for Math midterm

Eighth Grade

- complete the worksheet for "Birthday Wishes" from Inside Out and Back Again

Wednesday, January 14

Sixth Grade

Finish reading chapter 4

Seventh Grade

- study for Religion midterm

Eighth Grade

- complete the worksheet for "Birthday Wishes" from Inside Out and Back Again

Monday, January 12

Sixth Grade

 

Seventh Grade

- write final copy of compostion, attach to edited draft and graphic organizer

- study for midterms

Eighth Grade

- answer all questions for "Papaya Tree"


Friday, January 9

Sixth Grade

- complete all sentences for all singular possessive and plural possessive spelling words

Seventh Grade

- Anyone absent must complete and hand in the following grammar assignment:  Voyagers textbook page 371, Exercise E (write out completely on loose leaf paper)

- have all tests in the test folder signed; make corrections to the spelling test (rewrite misspelled words 5x each, and write all incorrect sentences)

- study for midterms

Eighth Grade

- have all tests signed and returned by Monday

- complete the Quick Write if you didn't hand in:  Based on what you have read so far, what can you infer about what will happen to Ha and her family?  Support your response.

 

Thursday, January 8

Sixth Grade

- tomorrow we will begin reading the next book, Chinese Cinderella:  The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah

Seventh Grade

- tomorrow we will begin reading the next book, Lyddie by Katherine Paterson

- Religion:  Relationships poem prewriting must be completed by tomorrow

- have all tests in the test folder signed; make corrections to the spelling test (rewrite misspelled words 5x each, and write all incorrect sentences)

- study for midterms

Eighth Grade

- We have begun reading Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai - read up to and including "Papaya Tree" and fill in chart with information about the character Ha.

- complete the Quick Write if you didn't hand in at the end of class:  Based on what you have read so far, what can you infer about what will happen to Ha and her family?  Support your response.

 

Tuesday, January 7

Sixth Grade

- next book due is Chinese Cinderella:  The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah

- final test on The Lightning Thief is Thursday (complete the graphic organizer distributed today prior to the test)

Seventh Grade

the next book, Lyddie by Katherine Paterson, is due after Christmas break

- Religion:  Relationships poem prewriting must be completed by Friday

- study for midterms

Eighth Grade

- We have begun reading Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai

Friday, December 19

Sixth Grade

- next book due is Chinese Cinderella:  The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah

- review all notes and activities for The Lightning Thief

Seventh Grade

- the next book, Lyddie by Katherine Paterson, is due after Christmas break

- complete draft of A Long Walk to Water composition

Eighth Grade

- the next book, Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, is due after Christmas break

Thursday, December 18

Sixth Grade

- finish reading the remaining pages of The Lightning Thief and summarize the ending

Seventh Grade

- study spelling words

- bring in breakfast and item for Christmas celebration tomorrow

- the next book, Lyddie by Katherine Paterson, is due after Christmas break

Eighth Grade

- the next book, Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, is due after Christmas break

Tuesday, December 16

Sixth Grade

- book report is due tomorrow

- complete assignments for Scope Magazine article

Seventh Grade

- write sentences for next ten spelling words and identify the part of speech

- complete graphic organizer for challenges faced in A Long Walk to Water by Thursday

- Book report information is due Wednesday, December 17. (assignment is posted on Blackboard)

Eighth Grade

- complete Scope magazine quiz

- spelling sentences are due Wednesday; in addition, identify the part of speech

- Book report is due Wednesday, December 17 (assignment is posted on Blackboard and may be submitted as a Microsoft Word file).

Monday, December 15

Sixth Grade

- complete questions for Chapter 21

- complete assignments for Scope Magazine article

Seventh Grade

- write sentences for the first ten spelling words and identify the part of speech

- remaining sentences are due Wednesday

- Book report information is due Wednesday, December 17. (assignment is posted on Blackboard)

Eighth Grade

- test tomorrow on Of Mice and Men

- complete Scope magazine quiz

- spelling sentences are due Wednesday; identify the part of speech

- Book report is due Wednesday, December 17 (assignment is posted on Blackboard and may be submitted as a Microsoft Word file).

Thursday, December 11

Sixth Grade

Due Monday--Read Chapters 17, 18 and 19 of The Lightning Thief and answer the following questions.

Chapter 17:

1.  What/Who do you think the voice from the pit is?  Support your response with evidence from the novel.

2.  Why is Annabeth worried about the gifts Percy received?

3.  Explain how Percy tricks the giant.

Chapter 18:

4.  Describe the River Styx.  Why does it look this way?

5.  Do you feel sorry for Cerebus?  Would you have risked playing fetch if you were Annabeth?

Chapter 19:

6.  Describe the Fields of Asphodel.

7.  What is the terrible choice Percy faces when he decides to use the pearls?

- Book report is due Wednesday, December 17.

Seventh Grade

- complete worksheet for A Long Walk to Water (website)--Due Monday

- Book report information is due Wednesday, December 17.

Eighth Grade

- complete questions for Chapter 6

- test Tuesday on Of Mice and Men

- Book report is due Wednesday, December 17 (assignment will be posted and may be submitted as a Word file on Blackboard).

Wednesday, December 10

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 16 of The Lightning Thief and complete homework page.

Seventh Grade

- Quiz tomorrow on A Long Walk to Water

Eighth Grade

- Write response to  Literary Comparison discussed in class today.

Tuesday, December 9

Sixth Grade

- Complete all similes and metaphors; list items being compared for each

Seventh Grade

- chart evidence comparing Nya and Salva surviving in a challenging environment (a least three pieces of evidence for each)

- Quiz Thursday on A Long Walk to Water

Eighth Grade

- complete Literary Comparison for Chapter 4 (be ready to discuss)

- answer all questions for chapter 5

Friday, December 5

Sixth Grade

- Read chapters 12-15 of The Lightning Thief; record references to myths and summarize main idea

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapters 16 and 17 of A Long Walk to Water; record evidence responding to the following:  How Nya and Salva survive in a challenging environment f

- complete Christmas poem

Eighth Grade

- complete Literary Comparison for Chapter 4 (be ready to discuss)

- Tuesday, presentation of Character Project

- read Chapter 5 and answer questions by Tuesday

Wednesday/Thursday, December 3 &4

Sixth Grade

- Read chapter 11 of The Lightning Thief and record references to myths

- Complete Voyagers p. 95 Activity E

- School Spelling Bee will be on Friday, December 5

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 15 of A Long Walk to Water; record evidence responding to the following:  How Nya and Salva survive in a challenging environment from Chapters 14 and 15

- School Spelling Bee  will be on Friday, December 5

Eighth Grade

- complete Literary Comparison for Chapter 4 (be ready to discuss)

- Tuesday, presentation of Character Project

- read Chapter 5 and answer questions by Tuesday

- School Spelling Bee will be on Friday, December 5

Tuesday, December 2

Sixth Grade

- complete first two columns of worksheet "This I learned from the passage" and "Words that helped" after reading pages 155-156

- School Spelling Bee will be on Friday, December 5

Seventh Grade

- complete the paragraph response  to support the statement: "The character Salva is becoming brave and strong." (begin with an explanation of event connected to quote, state the quote and page number, finish with an summary/analysis)

- School Spelling Bee  will be on Friday, December 5

Eighth Grade

- complete paragraph response about Curley's wife 

- School Spelling Bee will be on Friday, December 5

Monday, December 1

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 10 and make connections to the myth of Cronus

- define unfamiliar vocabulary words in the Myth of Cronus

- School Spelling Bee will be on Friday, December 5

Seventh Grade

- Find evidence from Chapters 11-13 to support the following statement:  "The character Salva is becoming brave and strong."

- School Spelling Bee  will be on Friday, December 5

Eighth Grade

- Complete Chapter 4 and answer the remaining questions

- School Spelling Bee will be on Friday, December 5

Tuesday, November 25

Sixth Grade

- Quiz tomorrow on stages of a hero's journey compared to Percy Jackson

- Read Chapter 9 and answer questions by Monday

Seventh Grade


- Quiz tomorrow on challenges faced by Nya and Salva

- Be prepared with selection for biography

- Bring in a drink for lunch tomorrow

Eighth Grade

- Answer questions for Chapter 4

Monday, November 24

Sixth Grade

- Quiz Wednesday on stages of a hero's journey compared to Percy Jackson

- complete final copy or draft of comparison to "The Hero's Journey"

Seventh Grade

- Re-read Chapters 9 and 10 and be prepared to justify your position on the following statement:

“Salva survives the desert crossing mostly because he is lucky. His personal qualities, such as bravery and persistence, have little to do with his survival.”

- Quiz Wednesday on challenges faced by Nya and Salva

 

Eighth Grade

- Idiom assignment must be handed in tomorrow - those that need to redo, were absent, or hand in (late)

- Once the summary is completed for your group project, it must be either printed out or handwritten.

Friday, November 20

Sixth Grade

- We will review your comparison of myths on Monday

- Quiz Wednesday on stages of a hero's journey compared to Percy Jackson

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapters 9 and 10 of A Long Walk to Water; compare Nya and Salva (at least 2 similarities and 2 differences)

- Quiz Wednesday on challenges faced by Nya and Salva

Eighth Grade

- idioms assignment for Chapter 3 is due Monday (you may type and print out, submit a handwritten copy, or submit on Blackboard)

 

Wednesday, November 19

Sixth Grade

- Read chapter 8 of The Lightning Thief and make comparisons to stages of a hero's journey in the novel to "The Hero's Journey." (complete the graphic organizer)

Seventh Grade

- Complete all questions for Excerpt 1 on the Nuer and Dinka tribes read in class.

- read over Excerpt 2

- return the report card envelope signed if you have not done so

Eighth Grade

-- Quiz tomorrow:  compare the characters George and Lennie; there will also be a question on their relationship

- finish reading Chapter 3

- idioms assignment for Chapter 3 is due Monday

Tuesday, November 18

Sixth Grade

- Write about one challenge Percy faced and compare this to "The Hero's Journey" (use information from the graphic organizers completed for Chapters 6 and 7 comparing the stages of a hero)

Seventh Grade

- Religion test tomorrow Chapater 22

- have the report card envelope signed and return by tomorrow

Eighth Grade

- Of Mice and Men (summarize the reading today)

- Check Blackboard for information on idioms as we continue to read Chapter 3

- continue to compare George and Lennie

- Quiz Thursday:  compare the characters George and Lennie; there will also be a question on their relationship.

Monday, November 17

Sixth Grade

- Finish reading Chapter 7 and write a summary for the chapter.

Seventh Grade

- Write a summary for Chapter 8 of A Long Walk to Water on the graphic organizer

- Religion test, Wednesday, Chapater 22

- If you were absent, check Blackboard for assignment and submit.

Eighth Grade

- Of Mice and Men question - Was George and Lennie's relationship always the same?  Explain

- Check Blackboard for information on idioms as we continue to read Chapter 3

- continue to compare George and Lennie

- Quiz Thursday:  compare the characters George and Lennie; there will also be a question on their relationship.

 

Friday, November 14

Sixth Grade

- Complete chart for Chapter 6 (comparing steps in Percy Jackson's stages of a hero to the short story "A Hero's Journey'

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 8 of A Long Walk to Water - complete vocabulary for Chapter 8

- Religion test, Wednesday, Chapater 22

- Have all tests signed and make corrections to social studies and science tests/quizes for Mrs. Macdonald. (due Monday)

Eighth Grade

- Have tests signed and make corrections to spelling/grammar test (return by Monday)

 

Thursday, November 13

Sixth Grade

- For students that did hand this in:  Write a paragraph describing what it means to be a hero.  Give an example of a character; inclde evidence (examples)

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 7 of A Long Walk to Water - complete vocabulary for Chapter 7

Eighth Grade

- Complete work for  Scope Magazine story.

- Read up to page 37 in Of Mice and Men (answer questions and record information about your character)

Tuesday, November 11

Sixth Grade

- Write a paragraph describing what it means to be a hero.  Give an example of a character; inclde evidence (examples)

Seventh Grade

 

 

- Read Chapter 6 A Long Walk to Water and track of Nya's and Salva's experiences

 

Eighth Grade

- Read up to page 37 in Of Mice and Men (answer questions and record information about your character)

Monday, November 10

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 5 of Percy Jackson and track evidence for question given

- Final copy of essay is due Thursday (attach good copy to front of draft)--remember this is a test grade

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 6 of A Long Walk to Water and record main idea (what is happening) with both Nya and Salva

- Memorize lines for skit by Thursday

Eighth Grade

- Those that did not return Reading tests on Monday must return them signed by Thursday.

- Read up to page 37 in Of Mice and Men (answer questions and record information about your character)


Friday, November 7

Sixth Grade

- Have tests corrected and make corrections to spelling/grammar test (misspelled words must be written 5 times each).  Rewrite incorrect sentences.

Seventh Grade

- - Have tests corrected and make corrections to spelling/grammar test (misspelled words must be written 5 times each).  Rewrite incorrect sentences.

- Complete chapter review for Religion, chapter 22

Eighth Grade

- Reading tests must be signed and returned by Monday.

- Good Luck on the Tachs Exam

Thursday, November 6

Sixth Grade

- Fill in inferencing for Percy Jackson based on Challenges and Responses chart created for Chapter 4

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 4 of A Long Walk to Water and record the main idea (gist) for both stories of the chapter

Eighth Grade

- Good Luck on the Tachs Exam

Tuesday, November 4

Sixth Grade

- Read Chapter 2 of Percy Jackson and keep track of evidence for question given

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 3 of A Long Walk to Water and continue to fill in character chart

- Anyone absent today must look on Blackboard for the questions completed for Chapters 1 and 2 for A Long Walk to Water.

Eighth Grade

- complete final copy of Works Cited Page and hand in on Thursday

- Spelling test Thursday (know meanings of all words as well as previous words)

Monday, November 3

Sixth Grade

- Using evidence collected from Chapter 1 of The Lightning Thief, fill in character chart.

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapter 2 of A Long Walk to Water and complete comparison of characters

- Scope Magazine:  complete Closed Reading questions for "Is it Time for Cursive to Die?"

Eighth Grade

write five spelling sentences for the following spelling words:  boa constrictor, constrict, restrain, stringent, strainer

- be prepared with information to complete Works Cited Page for Salina Valley project

Friday, October 31

Sixth Grade

- complete Scope Magazine worksheet

Seventh Grade

- response to Religion question given in class related to "Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God"

Eighth Grade

complete spelling worksheet

 

Thursday, October30

Sixth Grade

- spelling test tomorrow

Seventh Grade

- spelling test tomorrow

- have all tests signed; make corrections to S.S test

Eighth Grade

complete draft of urban narrative--complete Microsoft Word document and submit draft of Urban Narrative on Blackboard by Friday, October 31, 8:00AM (must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document)


Wednesday, October 29

Sixth Grade

- spelling test, Friday

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due tomorrow

- complete draft of entire composition by tomorrow

Seventh Grade

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park, is due tomorrow

- spelling test Friday

Eighth Grade

complete draft of urban narrative--complete Microsoft Word document and submit draft of Urban Narrative on Blackboard by Friday, October 31, 8:00AM (must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document)

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due tomorrow

Tuesday, October 28

 

Sixth Grade

- Write sentences for spelling words on Part I of worksheet reviewed today

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due Thursday

Seventh Grade

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park, is due Thursday

- complete spelling worksheet

Eighth Grade -

- Part II of reading test tomorrow (unit test on Fever 1793);

Part II: composition (topic was given today--complete graphic organizer)

- complete draft of urban narrative--complete Microsoft Word document and submit draft of Urban Narrative on Blackboard by Friday, October 31, 8:00AM (must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document)

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due Thursday

 

Monday, October 27

Sixth Grade

- complete spelling worksheet

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due Thursday

Seventh Grade

 

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park, is due Thursday

- write a spelling sentence for each spelling word

Eighth Grade -

 

- Reading test tomorrow and Wednesday(unit test on Fever 1793); two parts:

Part I (Tuesday):  reading comprehension, characters, and plot structure

Part II (Wednesday):  composition (topic will be given on Tuesday)

- complete draft of urban narrative, complete Microsoft Word document and submit draft of Urban Narrative on Blackboard by Friday, October 31, 8:00AM (must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document)

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due Thursday

 

 

Friday, October 24

Sixth Grade

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due October 30

Seventh Grade

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is tue October 30

- have tests signed and make corrections to Religion test

Eighth Grade

- If you were absent on Friday, hand in character traits chart, which was due Friday.

- unit test for Fever 1793, Tuesday and Wednesday

- research on Salinas Valley, CA (outline distributed in class) is due Monday; assignment outline is on Blackboard or click here for the complete outline

- complete draft of urban narrative, complete Microsoft Word document and submit draft of Urban Narrative on Blackboard by Friday, October 31 (must be submitted as a Microsoft Word document)

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due October 30

Wednesday, October 22

Sixth Grade

- We have completed reading Peter Pan; there will be a unit test on the book on Friday, October 24.

- Draft Introduction for composition about Peter Pan's and the Lost Boys' feelings about growing up.

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due October 30

Seventh Grade

- My Brother Sam is Dead - Part I of unit test is tomorrow

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is tue October 30

Eighth Grade

- Fever 1793, complete character traits chart by Friday

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due October 30

Tuesday, October 21

Sixth Grade

- We have completed reading Peter Pan; there will be a unit test on the book on Friday, October 24.

- complete final copy on protagonist and antagonist; attach final copy to draft

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due October 30

Seventh Grade

- Works of Mercy composition is due tomorrow (refer to outline distributed on Friday, 10/17) may be typed or handwritten

- My Brother Sam is Dead - two part unit test (Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24)

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is tue October 30

Eighth Grade

- Fever 1793, complete character traits chart by Friday

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due October 30

Monday, October 20

Sixth Grade

- We have completed reading Peter Pan; there will be a unit test on the book on Friday, October 24.

- complete draft on protagonist and antagonist

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due October 30

Seventh Grade

- My Brother Sam is Dead - complete questions for Chapter 14 and Epilogue

- Works of Mercy composition is due Wednesday (refer to outline distributed on Friday, 10/17) may be typed or handwritten

- My Brother Sam is Dead - two part unit test (Thursday and Friday, October 23 and 24)

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is tue October 30

Eighth Grade

- Fever 1793, complete Chapter 28 and record traits in chart provided

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due October 30

Friday, October 17

Sixth Grade

- make corrections to reading and grammar tests by Monday

- We have completed reading Peter Pan; there will be a test on the book on Friday, October 24

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due October 30

Seventh Grade

- Complete questions for Chapters 11-13 for My Brother Sam is Dead; the book will be completed on Monday.

- If you didn't submit the Blackboard assignment, submit by Monday.

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is tue October 30

Eighth Grade

- read Chapter 26 and complete question assigned in class; submit on Blackboard--any one that was absent, check with the student that took your assignments

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due October 30

Thursday, October 16

Sixth Grade

- Reading, Peter Pan, complete Chapter 16 and complete assignment for literature group

- next book, Percy Jackson: The Lightening Thief, by Rick Riordan is due October 30

Seventh Grade

Have tests signed and make corrections to Reading test.

- Religion test, Chapter 21, tomorrow

- next book, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is tue October 30

Eighth Grade

- finish reading Chapter 25; complete questions for chapters 22-25

- next book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck is due October 30

Wednesday, October 15

Sixth Grade

- Reading, Peter Pan, complete Chapter 15 and complete assignment for literature group

- Grammar, test on appositives tomorrow

Seventh Grade

- complete draft of Modern Day Good Samaritan story

- Finish Chapter 12 and answer questions for Chapters 11 and 12

- Religion test, Chapter 21, Friday

Eighth Grade

- Finish reading Chapter 25; complete questions for chapters 22-25

Tuesday, October 14

Sixth Grade

- Reading, Peter Pan, complete Chapter 14 and complete assignment for literature group

- Grammar, test on appositives on Thursday

Seventh Grade

- Cite evidence for Tim demonstrating childish actions and mature actions

- Religion test, Chapter 21, Friday

Eighth Grade

- Finish reading Chapter 22 and read Chapter 23; complete assignment for literature group

Thursday, October 9

Sixth Grade

- Reading, Peter Pan, complete Chapter 11 and read Chapters 12 and 13--answer questions

- Grammar, test on appositives on Thursday

Seventh Grade

- Read Chapters 10 and 11, My Brother Sam is Dead--answer questions for Chapter 10

- Have all tests in test folder signed--make corrections to Mrs. Macdonald's assignments

Eighth Grade

- Read Chapters 20 and 21

- Complete Journal response for Chapters 18 and 19--print or write out response

Wednesday, October 8

Sixth Grade

 

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