7th Grade



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Report cards were distributed on Tuesday, April 15.

 

April 17

Sixth Grade Homework

- Final copy of essay on courage is due after Easter break.

- Scope Magazine "Authors Purpose and Craft" Questions 1-8 are to be completed

- We will begin reading The Westing Game after the Easter break.

- Book report is due May 16

Seventh Grade Homework

- Religion Chapter 14 worksheet

- final copy of persuasive essay must be handed in if you were absent on Thursday, April 16

- Scholarship essay is due May 2

- Book report is due May 16

- We will begin reading The Giver after the Easter break.

Eighth Grade Homework

- Our Town writing assignment is due after Easter break (may be handed in before)

- CYO essay contest entry is due upon return from Easter break

- book report is due May 16

- We will begin reading The Outsiders after the Easter break.

April 16

Sixth Grade Homework

- Final copy of essay on courage is due after Easter break.

- We will begin reading The Westing Game after the Easter break.

- Book report is due May 16

Seventh Grade Homework

- spelling test tomorrow; know sigular and plural spellings

- final copy of persuasive essay is due tomorrow

- Book report is due May 16

- We will begin reading The Giver after the Easter break.

Eighth Grade Homework

- spelling test tomorrow; know singular and plural spellings

- Our Town writing assignment is due after Easter break (may be handed in before)

- test on Our Town, tomorrow

- book report is due May 16

- We will begin reading The Outsiders after the Easter break.

April 15

Sixth Grade Homework

- anyone absent this week must submit a final copy of the persuasive essay we are working on after the break

- We will begin reading The Westing Game after the Easter break.

- Book report is due May 16

Seventh Grade Homework

- next ten spelling words with sentences for singular and plural forms are due tomorrow; test Thursday

- Book report is due May 16

- We will begin reading The Giver after the Easter break.

Eighth Grade Homework

- next ten spelling words with sentences for singular and plural forms are due tomorrow;  test Thursday

- Our Town writing assignment is due after Easter break (may be handed in before)

- test on Our Town, tomorrow

- book report is due May 16

- We will begin reading The Outsiders after the Easter break.

April 14

Sixth Grade Homework

- anyone absent this week must submit a final copy of the persuasive essay we are working on after the break

- We will begin reading The Westing Game after the Easter break.

- Book report is due May 16

Seventh Grade Homework

- first ten spelling words with sentences for singular and plural forms are due tomorrow; next ten Wed.; test Thursday

- Book report is due May 16

- We will begin reading The Giver after the Easter break.

Eighth Grade Homework

- first ten spelling words with sentences for singular and plural forms are due tomorrow; next ten Wed.; test Thursday

- Our Town writing assignment is due after Easter break (may be handed in before)

- test on Our Town, Wednesday

- book report is due May 16

- We will begin reading The Outsiders after the Easter break.

April 11

Sixth Grade Homework

- test Monday on Chinese Cinderella

- We will begin reading The Westing Game after the Easter break.

- Book report is due May 16

Seventh Grade Homework

- Book report is due May 16

- return test folder

- We will begin reading The Giver after the Easter break.

Eighth Grade Homework

- Complete remaining questions for Act III

- test on Our Town, Wednesday

- book report was distributed

- have tests signed

- We will begin reading The Outsiders after the Easter break.

April 10

Sixth Grade Homework

- Complete graphic organizer

- test next Monday on Chinese Cinderella

- Book report was handed out today.

Seventh Grade Homework

- Bread of Life Drive

- Book report was handed out today.

Eighth Grade Homework

- Complete first four questions for Act III

- We will begin reading The Outsiders after the Easter break.

April 8

Sixth Grade Homework

- Complete information for After Reading questions (on abandonment and comparison)

- test next Monday on Chinese Cinderella

- We will begin reading The Westing Game after the Easter break.

Seventh Grade Homework

- Bread of Life Drive

- We will begin reading The Giver after the Easter break

Eighth Grade Homework

- Complete questions for Act II, Our Town by tomorrow

- We will begin reading The Outsiders after the Easter break.

April 7

Sixth Grade Homework

- Read Chapter 21, Chinese Cinderella, and answer two questions

- We will begin reading The Westing Game after the Easter break.

Seventh Grade Homework

- Complete Part 2 of Graphic Organizer

- We will begin reading The Giver after the Easter break

Eighth Grade Homework

- Complete questions for Act II, Our Town by Wednesday

- We will begin reading The Outsiders after the Easter break.

April 4

Sixth Grade Homework

- Read and complete all questions for Chinese Cinderella up to and including Chapter 19 by Monday

- We will begin reading The Westing Game after the Easter break.

Seventh Grade Homework

- Summarize the four social media sites discussed.

- We will begin reading The Giver after the Easter break

Eighth Grade Homework

- Complete questions for Act II, Our Town

- We will begin reading The Outsiders after the Easter break.

April 3

Sixth Grade Homework

- Hand in ELA practice (Book 2) tomorrow

- Read and complete all questions for Chinese Cinderella up to and including Chapter 16 by tomorrow

Seventh Grade Homework

- Hand in ELA practice (Book 2) tomorrow

- Have tests signed and make corrections to Religion and Figurative Language tests

Eighth Grade Homework

- Hand in ELA practice (Book 2) tomorrow

April 2

Sixth Grade Homework

- ELA State test (Book 3 tomorrow); bring several sharpened #2 pencils.

- Read and complete questions for Chinese Cinderella up to and including Chapter 16 by Friday

Seventh Grade Homework

- ELA State test (Book 3 tomorrow); bring several sharpened #2 pencils.

Eighth Grade Homework

- ELA State test (Book 3 tomorrow); bring several sharpened #2 pencils.

March 31

Sixth Grade Homework

- ELA State test (Book 1 tomorrow); bring several sharpened #2 pencils.

Seventh Grade Homework

- ELA State test (Book 1 tomorrow); bring several sharpened #2 pencils.

Eighth Grade Homework

- ELA State test (Book 1 tomorrow); bring several sharpened #2 pencils.

 

March 28

Sixth Grade Homework

- complete essay in Book 2

Seventh Grade Homework

- review ELA Book 2, which has been completed

- Study Figurative Language/Sound Devices, Imaery definitions for Monday.

Eighth Grade Homework

- review ELA test prep Book 2, which has been completed

March 27

Sixth Grade Homework

- complete all short answer questions for Book 2 that we started in class; prepare for the essay

Seventh Grade Homework

- ELA Book 2 writing--write draft of essay

- Reading/ELA test, changed to Monday, March 31 (Figurative Language/Sound Devices, Imagery--know all definitions)

Eighth Grade Homework

- ELA test prep, Book 2, complete essay

March 26

Sixth Grade Homework

- Read chapters 11 and 12,  Chinese Cinderella

- review writing returned for state test

Seventh Grade Homework

- Religion test tomorrow, Chapter 6

- Religion paragraph

- Reading/ELA test, changed to Monday, March 31 (Figurative Language/Sound Devices, Imagery--know all definitions)

Eighth Grade Homework

- ELA test prep, Book 2, complete all short answer questions

March 25

Sixth Grade Homework

- Reading test tomorrow Chinese Cinderella (chapters 1-10--make sure you know information completed in class today regarding Adeline and two of her siblings--understand their relationship as well as the different treatment between Adeline and her siblings and Niang's children).

- review writing returned for state test

- complete remaining reading comprehension in booklet

Seventh Grade Homework

- ELA state test (Book 2), complete short answer 50 and 51

- Religion test Thursday, Chapter 6

- Reading/ELA test, Friday (Figurative Language/Sound Devices, Imagery--know all definitions)

Eighth Grade Homework

- complete remaining reading comprehension in booklet

March 24

Sixth Grade Homework

- Reading test, Wednesday, Chinese Cinderella (chapters 1-10)

- review state test

- complete two graphic organizers identifying character traits for Adeline plus one of her siblings (Big Sister, Big Brother, Second Brother, or Third Brother)

Seventh Grade Homework

- Poetry assignment

- review state test

- Religion test Thursday, Chapter 6

- Reading/ELA test, Friday (Figurative Language/Sound Devices, Imagery--know all definitions)

Eighth Grade Homework

- reading test tomorrow on Act I of Our Town

- review state test

March 21

Sixth Grade Homework

- Reading test, Wednesday, Chinese Cinderella (chapters 1-10)

- Complete any missing assignment.

Seventh Grade Homework

- Make sure test folders have been signed and all test have been returned; corrections should be made on the religion test.

- Complete any missing assignment for all classes.

- Read

Upcoming tests:  Religion (Chapter 6, Thursday; Reading/ELA, Friday, Figurative Language/Sound Devices, Imagery)

Eighth Grade Homework

- complete Character Chart and comparison of Gibbs and Webb families by Monday

- reading test, Tuesday, on Act I of Our Town

March 20

Sixth Grade Homework

- Read chapters 9 and 10 of Chinese Cinderella; answer all questions on loose leaf--remember, extended response questions should be a minimum of one paragraph (5-8 sentences)

Seventh Grade Homework

- none

Eighth Grade Homework

- complete Character Chart and comparison of Gibbs and Webb families by Monday

March 18

Sixth Grade Homework

- write draft of essay started in class

Seventh Grade Homework

- write draft of essay started in class

- have test folders signed; return all tests signed; make corrections to religion test

Eighth Grade Homework

March 17

Sixth Grade Homework

- answer questions for Chinese Cinderella

- write final copy of argumentative essay (attach edited draft and worksheet)

- Hand in sequence of events graphic organizer for Cinderella story if you did not hand in. (due date:  Monday, March 17)

Seventh Grade Homework

- write a draft of the imagery poem

- If you didn't hand in a completed anthropomorphism worksheet, it must be handed in. (due date: Monday, March 17)

Eighth Grade Homework

- answer questions for Our Town

 

March 14

Sixth Grade Homework

- Book report is due Monday, March 17

- Monday hand in sequence of events graphic organizer for Cinderella story.

Seventh Grade Homework

- Book report is due Monday, March 17 (don't forget works cited page in the proper MLA format taught in class)

- If you were absent on Friday or didn't hand in a completed anthropomorphism worksheet, it must be handed in on Monday.

Eighth Grade Homework

- Book report is due Monday, March 17

March 11

Sixth Grade Homework

- Book report is due Monday, March 17

- Practice lines for Literature Night; complete all props and scenery.

Seventh Grade Homework

- Book report is due Monday, March 17

- Practice lines for Literature Night; complete all props and scenery.

Eighth Grade Homework

- Book report is due Monday, March 17

- Practice lines for Literature Night; complete all props and scenery.

March 10

Sixth Grade Homework

- lines for skit must be memorized (remember, this is part of your grade)

- Book report is due March 17 (changed).

Seventh Grade Homework

- lines for skit/poem must be memorized (remember, this is part of your grade)

- Book report is due March 17 (changed).

Eighth Grade Homework

- lines for skit/poem must be memorized (remember, this is part of your grade)

- Book report is due March 17 (changed).

March 6/7

Sixth Grade Homework

- practice/memorize lines for skit by Monday

- Book report is due March 17 (changed).

Seventh Grade Homework

- Class Trip tomorrow

- practice/memorize lines for skit and poem by Monday

- Book report is due March 17 (changed).

Eighth Grade Homework

- reading comprehension is due Monday

- practice/memorize lines for skit and poem by Monday

- Book report is due March 17 (changed).

March 5

Sixth Grade Homework

- Bring in supplies tomorrow to create material for presentation

- Book report is due March 14.

Seventh Grade Homework

- complete assigned reading; keep track of people, dates, and important events

- Religion test tomorrow, Chapter 5

- complete final copy of article

- Book report is due March 14.

Eighth Grade Homework

- Book report is due March 14.

March 4

Sixth Grade Homework

- Read Chapters 5 and 6 Chinese Cinderella; answer questions

- Bring in materials Thursday to create material for presentation

- Book report is due March 14.

Seventh Grade Homework

- Complete reading comprehension quiz

- Religion test, Chapter 5, Thursday

- Book report is due March 14.

Eighth Grade Homework

- Book report is due March 14.

March 3

Sixth Grade Homework

- Read "Should School Start Later" and complete work for argumentative essay - draft is due tomorrow

- Prepare for Literature Night on March 13

- Book report is due March 14.

Seventh Grade Homework

- All worksheets--Critical reading, comparison to poem, etc. (from Scope Magazine) are due tomorrow

- Religion test, Chapter 5, Thursday

- Book report is due March 14.

Eighth Grade Homework

- Read article "Saving the Great White Monster" and complete all assignment by tomorrow

- Book report is due March 14.

February 28

Sixth Grade Homework

- read chapter 1-5, Chinese Cinderella; define vocabulary and answer reading questions

- Read "Should School Start Later" and complete work for argumentative essay - draft is due Tuesday

- Prepare for Literature Night on March 13

- Book report is due March 14.

Seventh Grade Homework

- All worksheets--Critical reading, comparison to poem, etc. (from Scope Magazine) are due Tuesday

- Book report is due March 14.

Eighth Grade Homework

- Read article "Saving the Great White Monster" and complete all assignment by Tuesday

- Book report is due March 14.

February 26

Sixth Grade Homework

- alliteration sentences

- Prepare for Literature Night on March 13

- Book report is due March 14.

Seventh Grade Homework

- rewrite response on loose leaf to Call of the Wild prompt: Is the authoring referring to Buck, his offspring, or the primitive world which he now inhabits? in the last two paragraphs of Chapter 7

- Book report is due March 14.

Eighth Grade Homework

- Across Five Aprils homework worksheet is due tomorrow

- Book report is due March 14.

February 25

Sixth Grade Homework


- Prepare for Literature Night on March 13

- Book report is due March 14.

Seventh Grade Homework

- complete close reading

- answer reading questions

- Book report is due March 14.

Eighth Grade Homework

-  Civil War newspaper article is due tomorrow

- Across Five Aprils homework worksheet is due Thursday

- Book report is due March 14.


February 24

Sixth Grade Homework


- Begin preparing for Literature Night on March 13

- Book report is due March 14.

Seventh Grade Homework

- Book report is due March 14.

Eighth Grade Homework

-  Civil War newspaper article is due no later than Wednesday, February 26

- Book report is due March 14.

Winter Recess

Sixth Grade Homework


- We will begin reading Chinese Cinderella after the February recess.

- Book report is due March 14.

Seventh Grade Homework

- finish reading chapter 7 in Call of the Wild. (If you do not have your book home, this book is online--check these two websites--answer reading questions

 

http://www.literature.org/authors/london-jack/the-call-of-the-wild/chapter-07.html

http://www.gutenberg.org/files/215/215-h/215-h.htm

1. How much money did John Thornton win on his bet, and what did he do with it?

2. To where do Buck and John travel?

3. How does Buck respond to his trip into the wilderness?

4. What happened to John Thornton; how did Buck respond?

 

- continue filling in chart on anthropomorphism (if you do not have the chart, complete on loose leaf; transfer onto chart in class)

- Call of the Wild writing assignment

- Book report is due March 14.

Eighth Grade Homework

- test on Across Five Aprils, Monday, February 24

- be prepared to read Our Town after the February recess

- write Civil War newspaper article (due upon return)

- Book report is due March 14.

February 12

Sixth Grade Homework


- We will begin reading Chinese Cinderella after the February recess.

- Book report assignment was distributed; due March 14.

Seventh Grade Homework

- money for the class trip is due Friday

- continue filling in chart on anthropomorphism

- Call of the Wild writing assignment is due Friday.

- Book report was distributed; due March 14.

Eighth Grade Homework

- test on Across Five Aprils, Thursday; be prepared for essay topics given

- be prepared to read Our Town after the February recess

- Civil War article is due after February recess

- Book report was distributed; due March 14.

February 10

Sixth Grade Homework

- Voyagers textbook, page 255, Exercise D

- Have tests signed and returned by tomorrow

- We will begin reading Chinese Cinderella after the February recess.

- Assignment for Hatchet will be handed out this week (book report)

 

Seventh Grade Homework

- Have tests signed and returned tomorrow

- money for the class trip is due by February 14, $23.00

- continue filling in chart on anthropomorphism

- Call of the Wild writing assignment is due Friday, February 14

- assignment for Witch of Blackbird Pond or Crispin:  Cross of Lead will be handed out this week (book report)

Eighth Grade Homework

- have tests signed and returned tomorrow

- test on Across Five Aprils, Thursday; be prepared for essay topics givn

- be prepared to read Our Town after the February recess

- book report to be distributed this week

February 7

Sixth Grade Homework

- We will begin reading Chinese Cinderella after the February recess.

- Assignment for Hatchet will be handed out next (book report)

Seventh Grade Homework

- finish reading Chapter 6 and answer questions by Monday

- money for the class trip is due by February 14, $23.00

- continue filling in chart on anthropomorphism

- look for an article which describes an event that can be changed to good news (due Monday)

- Call of the Wild writing assignment is due next Friday

- assignment for Witch of Blackbird Pond or Crispin:  Cross of Lead will be handed out next week (book report)

Eighth Grade Homework

- Literary devices for Across Five Aprils is due Monday

- test on Across Five Aprils, Thursday; be prepared for essay topics given today

- be prepared to read Our Town after the February recess

- book report to be distributed next week

February 6

Sixth Grade Homework

- We will begin reading Chinese Cinderella after the February recess.

- Assignment for Hatchet will be handed out next (book report)

Seventh Grade Homework

- money for the class trip is due by February 14, $23.00

- continue filling in chart on anthropomorphism

- look for an article which describes an event that can be changed to good news (due Monday)

- Call of the Wild writing assignment is due next Friday

- assignment for Witch of Blackbird Pond or Crispin:  Cross of Lead will be handed out next week (book report)

Eighth Grade Homework

- finish reading Chapte 12 Across Five Aprils; answer reading questions

- test on Across Five Aprils, Thursday; be prepared for essay topics given today

- be prepared to read Our Town after the February recess

- book report to be distributed next week

February 4

Sixth Grade Homework

- final copy of argumentative essay is due on tomorrow

Seventh Grade Homework

- money for the class trip is due by February 14, $23.00

- reading questions for chapter 5 are due tomorrow

- continue filling in chart on anthropomorphism

- look for an article which describes an event that can be changed to good news (due Monday)

Eighth Grade Homework

- Research one important battle in Across Five Aprils

February 3

Sixth Grade Homework

- Remaining drafts of argumentative essay were edited today; for those not edited, please see me.

- final copy of argumentative essay is due on Wednesday

Seventh Grade Homework

- For anyone absent today--get vocabulary and questions for Chapter 5, Call of the Wild. Also, we contintued reading Chapter 5 and will complete tomorrow.

- money for the class trip is due by February 14, $23.00

- reading questions for chapter 5 are due Wednesday

Eighth Grade Homework

- We read up to page 201 in Across Five Aprils today.

- Due Tuesday:  Research one important battle in Across Five Aprils

January 31

Sixth Grade Homework

none

Seventh Grade Homework

- money for the class trip is due by February 14, $23.00

- complete poem

 

 

Eighth Grade Homework

- Due Tuesday:  Research one important battle in Across Five Aprils

January 30

Sixth Grade Homework

- complete draft of argumentative essay

Seventh Grade Homework

- money for the class trip is due by February 14, $23.00

- Answer questions for Chapter 4, Call of the Wild

1. How did Buck become lead dog, and was Buck a good lead dog?

2. Why did Francois and Perrault give up the team of dogs?

3. In what condition were the dogs when they pulled into Dawson?

 

Eighth Grade Homework

- Read Chapter 10, Across Five Aprils; complete outcome of inferencing chart

 

January 29

Sixth Grade Homework

- none

Seventh Grade Homework

- money for the class trip is due by February 14, $23.00

- bring in food and supplies for Culture Day tomorrow

Eighth Grade Homework

- none

January 28

Sixth Grade Homework

- none

Seventh Grade Homework

- study for Religion midterm

- money for the class trip is due by February 14, $23.00

- complete information for poster; bring in supplies for Cultulre Day on Thursday, January 30

Eighth Grade Homework

- Reading midterm grade was distributed today

- have tests signed and returned

January 24

Sixth Grade Homework

- prepare for Literary Character Day on Monday, January 27

Seventh Grade Homework

- have test folder signed and returned by Monday

- prepare for Literary Character Day on Monday

- bring in supplies for Cultulre Day on Thursday

Eighth Grade Homework

- read Chapter 9, Across Five Aprils, and answer five questions in reading notebook by Monday

- have tests signed and returned by Monday

January 23

Sixth Grade Homework

- prepare for Literary Character Day on Monday, January 27

Seventh Grade Homework

- bring in a large paintbrush or a sponge (if possible)

- prepare for Literary Character Day on Monday

- bring in supplies for Cultulre Day poster on Friday, January 24

Eighth Grade Homework

- essay contest is due Friday, January 24

January 21

Sixth Grade Homework

- bring in completed graphic organizer for writing midterm on Thursday, January 23

- You must review the format of a story (introduction, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution) since the myth or legend written must follow the sequence of a story.

- prepare for Literary Character Day

Seventh Grade Homework

- complete graphic organizer for writing midterm on Thursday, January 23

- You must review the outline given for an argumentative essay format.

- bring in a large paintbrush or a sponge (if possible)

- prepare for Literary Character Day

- bring in supplies for Cultulre Day poster on Friday, January 24

Eighth Grade Homework

- complete graphic organizer for writing midterm on Thursday, January 23

- You must review the outline given for an argumentative essay format.

- essay contest is due Friday, January 24

January 17

Sixth Grade Homework

- graphic organizer was distributed Thursday for Writing Midterm on Wednesday, January 22

- prepare for Literary Character Day

- review for midterms (Reading - Tuesday, January 21)

Seventh Grade Homework

- complete Close Reading and Critical Reading for Scope Magazine

- prepare for Literary Character Day

- bring in supplies for Cultulre Day poster on Friday, January 24

- review for midterms (reading - Tuesday, January 21; writing, Wednesday, January 22)

Eighth Grade Homework

- read Chapters 7 and 8 Across Five Aprils and complete homework questions (handed out today) on loose leaf paper

- essay contest is due Friday, January 24

- reading midterm Tuesday, January 21; writing midterm, Wednesday, January 22

January 16

Sixth Grade Homework

- graphic organizer was distributed today for Writing Midterm on Wednesday, January 22

- begin preparing for Literary Character Day

- review for midterms (reading - Tuesday, January 21)

Seventh Grade Homework

- read article in Scope Magazine on President Kennedy; highlight sections which are unclear; identify at least two unfamiliar words (complete vocabulary sheet)

- begin preparing for Literary Character Day

- bring in supplies for Cultulre Day poster on Friday, January 24

- review for midterms (reading - Tuesday, January 21; writing, Wednesday, January 22)

Eighth Grade Homework

- essay contest is due Friday, January 24

- reading midterm Tuesday, January 21; writing midterm, Wednesday, January 22

 

January 15

Sixth Grade Homework

- begin preparing for Literary Character Day

- review for midterms

Seventh Grade Homework

- begin preparing for Literary Character Day

- bring in supplies for Cultulre Day poster on Friday, January 24

- review for midterms

Eighth Grade Homework

Essay Contest - Due Friday, January 24

Include a cover page: student's and parents’ names, address, telephone number, and school.

 

Choose one topic and write an essay in 250 words or less.

1. How did Super Storm Sandy affect you and your family?

2. What is your opinion on global warming?

3. How is currency different from money?

4. What measures can the new generation take to be healthier and fit?

5. If you were coordinating an essay contest, what topic would you choose and why?

6. How does the music of today influence you?

 

January 14

Sixth Grade Homework

- memorize lines for skit by tomorrow

- complete introduction for argumentative essay

- begin preparing for Literary Character Day

- review for midterms

Seventh Grade Homework

- begin preparing for Literary Character Day

- bring in supplies for Cultulre Day poster on Friday, January 24

- Reading quiz tomorrow (Chapters 1 and 2, Call of the Wild)

- review for midterms

Eighth Grade Homework

- Reading quiz tomorrow (Chapters 1-5, Across Five Aprils)

- review for midterms

January 14

Sixth Grade Homework

- memorize lines for skit by tomorrow

- complete introduction for argumentative essay

- begin preparing for Literary Character Day

- review for midterms

Seventh Grade Homework

- begin preparing for Literary Character Day

- bring in supplies for Cultulre Day poster on Friday, January 24

- Reading quiz tomorrow (Chapters 1 and 2, Call of the Wild)

- review for midterms

Eighth Grade Homework

- Reading quiz tomorrow (Chapters 1-5, Across Five Aprils)

- review for midterms

 

- review for midterms

January 14

Sixth Grade Homework

- memorize lines for skit by tomorrow

- complete introduction for argumentative essay

- begin preparing for Literary Character Day

- review for midterms

Seventh Grade Homework

- begin preparing for Literary Character Day

- bring in supplies for Cultulre Day poster on Friday, January 24

- Reading quiz tomorrow (Chapters 1 and 2, Call of the Wild)

- review for midterms

Eighth Grade Homework

- Reading quiz tomorrow (Chapters 1-5, Across Five Aprils)

- review for midterms

January 13

Sixth Grade Homework

- memorize lines for skit by Wednesday

- begin preparing for Literary Character Day

- review for midterms

Seventh Grade Homework

- begin preparing for Literary Character Day and Culture Day

- Reading quiz, next Wednesday (Chapters 1 and 2, Call of the Wild)

- review for midterms

Eighth Grade Homework

- read Chapter 6

- Reading quiz, next Wednesday (Chapters 1-5, Across Five Aprils)

- review for midterms

January 10

Sixth Grade Homework

- Reading - read article about Seymour Rechtzeit and answer questions given

- memorize lines for skit by Wednesday

- review for midterms

Seventh Grade Homework

- have test folders signed; return tests signed and corrections to reading test by Monday

- Reading quiz, next Wednesday (Chapters 1 and 2, Call of the Wild)

- review for midterms

Eighth Grade Homework

- have tests (distributed on Friday) signed by Monday

- Reading quiz, next Wednesday (Chapters 1-5, Across Five Aprils)

- review for midterms

January 9

Sixth Grade Homework

- Draft of Journal Entry "America is a Melting Pot of Heritages" is due tomorrow

- memorize lines for skit by Wednesday

- review for midterms

Seventh Grade Homework

- review all spelling sentences

- have test folders signed; return tests signed and corrections to reading test by Monday

- Reading quiz, next Wednesday

- review for midterms

Eighth Grade Homework

- read Chapter 5 and answer questions

- Reading quiz, next Wednesday

- review for midterms

January 8

Sixth Grade Homework

- Complete draft of Journal Entry "America is a Melting Pot of Heritages"

- review for midterms

Seventh Grade Homework

- Spelling sentences are due tomorrow

- review for midterms

Eighth Grade Homework

- All spelling sentences are due tomorrow

- review for midterms

January 7

Sixth Grade Homework

- Write ten sentences for next five spelling words

- review for midterms

Seventh Grade Homework

- Answer reading questions

- Be prepared to type historical fiction story tomorrow

- Spelling sentences are due Thursday

- review for midterms

Eighth Grade Homework

- Be prepared to type urban narrative tomorrow

- All spelling sentences are due Thursday

- review for midterms

January 6

Sixth Grade Homework

- Write ten sentences for first five spelling words

- review for midterms

Seventh Grade Homework

- Be prepared to work on Lost Post poster tomorrow--record character traits and physical characteristics  for Buck from Chaptes 1 and 2

- Spelling sentences are due Thursday

- review for midterms

Eighth Grade Homework

- Complete Part I of worksheet on dialects

- All spelling sentences are due Thursday

- review for midterms

January 2

Sixth Grade Homework

- be prepared to present skit on Wednesday, January 8

- review for midterms

Seventh Grade Homework

- record character traits and physical characteristics  for Buck from Chapter 1

- complete religion poem on relationships

- review for midterms

Eighth Grade Homework

- read conversation about slavery in Across Five Aprils in Chapter 2 (pages 25-27);compare Cousin Wilse's, John's, and Bill's view on slavery

- review for midterms

December 19

Sixth Grade Homework

Due after the break:

- log onto website   myths.eb2n.org and select Myths and Legends; read four myths and three legends (summarize each story; who is involved?  What happens? created? Is tere a hero? You must read Demeter and her Daughter Persephone and The Spiders and the Christmas Tree.

After reading:  write a one page paper on loose leaf paper comparing a myth to a legend.

Seventh Grade Homework

Draft of historical narrative is due after Christmas break.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Read Chapters 2 through 4 in Across Five Aprils (due after the Christmas break)

2.  Draft of urban narrative is due after Christmas break.

December 18

Sixth Grade Homework

No homework--will complete script writing tomorrow

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Religion test tomorrow

2.  Final copy of Helen Keller essay is due tomorrow.

3.  Draft of historical narrative is due after Christmas break.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Complete Chapter 1 of Across Five Aprils and complete worksheet on conflicts.

2.  Draft of urban narrative is due after Christmas break.

December 16

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Complete Critical Thinking questions; check all other questions on worksheet.

Seventh Grade Homework

1. story map for historical narrative

2.  Original due date for book report is December 16--must be handed in no later than Wednesday, December 18.

3.  Religion test, Thursday, Chapter 2

4.  Draft of Helen Keller argumentative essay is due tomorrow; final copy due Thursday.

5.  Draft of historical narrative is due after Christmas break.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  story map for urban narrative is due tomorrow

2.  Original due date for book report is December 16--must be handed in no later than Wednesday, December 18.

3.  Draft of urban narrative is due after Christmas break.

December 13

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Book report is due Monday, December 16.

Seventh Grade Homework

1. Information on assigned character and time period is due Monday.

2.  Original due date for book report is December 16--must be handed in no later than Wednesday, December 18.

3.  Religion test, Thursday, Chapter 2

4.  Final copy of the Helen Keller argumentative essay is due Thursday.

5.  Draft of historical narrative is due after Christmas break.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Bring in information on city assigned by Monday, December 16--for example:  travel sites, landmarks, population, weather (is the city prone to tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.), transportation.

2.  Original due date for book report is December 16--must be handed in no later than Wednesday, December 18.

3.  Draft of urban narrative is due after Christmas break.

December 12

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Book report is due Monday, December 16.

Seventh Grade Homework

1. Information on assigned character and time period is due Monday.

2.  Original due date for book report is December 16--must be handed in no later than Wednesday, December 18.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Define vocabulary for Across Five Aprils

2.  Bring in information on city assigned by Monday, December 16--for example:  travel sites, landmarks, population, weather (is the city prone to tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.), transportation.

3.  Original due date for book report is December 16--must be handed in no later than Wednesday, December 18.

December 11

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Book report is due December 16.

2.  Test on Black Ships tomorrow--review characters, notes, conflict that ended the ten year war, and outcome.

Seventh Grade Homework

1. Test, The Miracle Worker (entire book)--review questions answered, setting, characters, and quotes covered; significance of title.

2.  Original due date for book report is December 16--must be handed in no later than Wednesday, December 18.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Bring in information on city assigned by Monday, December 16--for example:  travel sites, landmarks, population, weather (is the city prone to tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.), transportation.

2.  Original due date for book report is December 16--must be handed in no later than Wednesday, December 18.

December 10

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Book report is due December 16.

2.  Test on Black Ships Thursday, December 12

Seventh Grade Homework

1. Test, The Miracle Worker, Thursday, December12

2.  Answer questions for Act III on The Miracle Worker in reading notebook

3.  Complete draft of Introduction for Argumentative Essay.

3.  Book report is due December 16.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Review essays for Wednesday's test.

2.  Test on Of Mice and Men, Wednesday, December 11.

3.  Have tests signed and make corrections to spelling test and all grammar tests less than a grade of 80.

4.  Book report is due December 16.

December 9

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Book report is due December 16.

2.  The Black Ships Before Troy, Read pages 97 to 129 and answer all questions.

3.  Test on Black Ships Thursday, December 12

Seventh Grade Homework

1. Test, The Miracle Worker, Thursday, December12

2.  Answer three questions on The Miracle Worker in reading notebook

3.  Book report is due December 16.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Review essays for Wednesday's test.

2.  Test on Of Mice and Men, Wednesday, December 11

3.  Book report is due December 16.

December 6

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Book report is due December 16.

2.  The Black Ships Before Troy, Read pages 97 to 129 and answer all questions.

3.  Test on Black Ships Thursday, December 12

Seventh Grade Homework

1. Test, The Miracle Worker, Thursday, December12

2.  Book report is due December 16.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Of Mice and Men writing assignment is due Monday.

2.  Test on Of Mice and Men, Wednesday, December 11

4.  Across Five Aprils is due December 9.

5.  Book report is due December 16.

December 5

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Book report is due December 16.

2.  Spelling test,tomorrow

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Spelling test tomorrow

2.  The Call of the Wild is due December 9.

3.  Book report is due December 16.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Memorize lines of dialogue--remaining videos will take place tomorrow.

2.  Spelling test tomorrow

3.  Of Mice and Men writing assignment is due Monday.

 

4.  Across Five Aprils is due December 9.

5.  Book report is due December 16.

December 3

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Spelling - 12 spelling sentences

2.  Book report is due December 16.

3.  Spelling test, Friday

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Test on Compound sentences, Thursday, December 5 (coordinating conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs)

2.  Spelling sentences are due Thursday; test Friday

3.  The Call of the Wild is due December 9.

4.  Book report is due December 16.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Memorize lines of dialogue.

2.  Spelling sentences due Thursday; test Friday

3.  Grammar test, Thursday, December 5 - Adverb and Adjective Clauses

4.  Across Five Aprils is due December 9.

5.  Book report is due December 16.

December 2

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Spelling - synonyms

2.  Quiz on direct objects tomorrow

3.  Book report is due December 16.

4.  Spelling test, Friday

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Be prepared to present Peacemaker tomorrow; research report must be handed in along with work cited page and rubric.

2.  Answer questions 1 to 6, The Miracle Worker

3.  Test on Compound sentences, Thursday, December 5 (coordinating conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs)

4.  Spelling sentences are due Thursday; test Friday

5.  The Call of the Wild is due December 9.

6.  Book report is due December 16.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Memorize lines of dialogue by Tuesday, December 3.

2.  Grammar test, Thursday, December 5 - Adverb and Adjective Clauses

3.  Across Five Aprils is due December 9.

4.  Book report is due December 16.

November 27

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Read Chapters 12 and 13, Black Ships Before Troy; answer the following questions.

1.  Describe Patroclus’s burial and the games that followed. Be specific, identifying the type of games they played and their winners. (pgs. 85 - 88)
2. Describe what happens at the end of chapter 12.
( pgs. 89 - 90)

3. Describe how the Gods intervene in the beginning of “Ransom for Hector.” (pg. 91 - 93)
4. Describe the exchange between Achilles and Priam. What does Priam give Achilles for Hector’s body? How is the exchange handled? Was it civil? (pgs. 93 - 94)
5. Describe Hector’s burial. (pgs. 93 - 96)


2.  Quiz on direct objects, Tuesday, December 3

 

3.  Book report is due December 16.

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Be prepared to present Peacemaker on Tuesday, December 3

2.  Classwork on Copyright, Fair use, etc. is due Monday after Thanksgiving.

3.  Test on Compound sentences, Thursday, December 5 (coordinating conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs)

4.  The Call of the Wild is due December 9.

5.  Book report is due December 16.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Proofreading - paragraphs on complex sentences (write on loose leaf)

2.  Memorize lines of dialogue by Tuesday, December 3.

3.  Grammar test, Thursday, December 5 - Adverb and Adjective Clauses

4.  Across Five Aprils is due December 9.

5.  Book report is due December 16.

November 26

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Reading questions for Chapter 11, Black Ships Before Troy

2.  Quiz on direct objects, Tuesday, December 3

3.  Book report is due December 16.

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Grammar worksheet, Exercise 1

2.  Be prepared to present Peacemaker on Tuesday, December 3

3.  Classwork on Copyright, Fair use, etc. is due Monday after Thanksgiving.

4.  Test on Compound sentences, Thursday, December 5 (coordinating conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs)

5.  The Call of the Wild is due December 9.

6.  Book report is due December 16.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Complete Chapter 4, Of Mice and Men.

2.  Memorize lines of dialogue by Tuesday, December 3.

3.  Grammar test, Thursday, December 5 - Adverb and Adjective Clauses

4.  Across Five Aprils is due December 9.

5.  Book report is due December 16.

November 25

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Return notice about books.

2.  Book report is due December 16.

3.  Complete worksheet on Direct Object.

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Return notice about books.

2.  Respond to the following (in notebook):  What advanntages did you have relating to language which helped you learn the manual alphabet?

3.  Classwork on Copyright, Fair use, etc. is due after Thanksgiving.

4.  The Call of the Wild is due December 9.

5.  Book report is due December 16.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Read up to page 76 Of Mice and Men; respond to Chapter 4 question.

2.  Return notice about books.

3.  Across Five Aprils is due December 9.

4.  Book report is due December 16.

November 22

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Return notice about books.

2.  Book report is due December 16.

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Return notice about books.

2.  Bring in blindfold on Monday.

3.  Classwork on Copyright, Fair use, etc. is due after Thanksgiving.

4.  The Call of the Wild is due December 9.

5.  Book report is due December 16.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Grammar worksheet is due Monday.

2.  Return notice about books.

3.  Across Five Aprils is due December 9.

4.  Book report is due December 16.

November 20

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Read up to page 75 in Black Ships Before Troy by Friday, and answer all questions.

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Return report card envelopes signed by tomorrow.

2.  Complete Compound Sentence homework in notebook.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Grammar - Worksheet on Adjective Clauses


November 19

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Write ten sentences for the next five multiple meaning words plus part of speech (two sentences for each word using two different definitions).

2.  Read up to page 75 in Black Ships Before Troy by Friday.

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Return test folders tomorrow with all assignments signed.

2.  Complete Compound Sentences worksheet.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Complete Of Mice and Men worksheet on Inferencing.

2.  Have book reports signed plus all assignments handed out yesterday if you have not done so.

November 18

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Complete questions for Chapter 6

2.  Write two definitions for each of the multiple meaning words plus part of speech

3.  Have book reports and all assignments handed out today signed by tomorrow

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  All test folders with corrections to the Religion test must be returned tomorrow.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Quiz tomorrow, Of Mice and Men (Chapters 1-3)

2.  Have book reports signed plus all assignments handed out today by tomorrow.

November 15

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Answer questions for Chapter 5

2.  Read Chapter 6 and plot sequence of events of graphic oganizer

3.  Have tests and all assignments sent home today signed.

Seventh Grade Homework

1. Quiz Monday on The Miracle Worker


Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Complete Chapter 3 and answer questions.

2.  Quiz on Of Mice and Men (chapters 1-3) is Tuesday

November 14

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Complete final copy of comparison of two myths

2.  Complete worksheets on "Snaring the Sun"

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Have test folders signed and make corrections to Religion test.

2.  Complete extended response questions on loose leaf.

3.  Write ten sentences for the the next five multiple meaning words.

4.  Quiz on Act I of The Miracle Worker is Monday.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Write ten sentences for the next five multiple meaning words.

2.  Quiz on Of Mice and Men (chapters 1-3) is Tuesday

November 12/13

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Quiz - Black Ships Before Troy on Thursday (major conflict which started the story and resolution; additional conflict this lead to--know sequence of events--cause and effects)

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Ten sentences and part of speech for first five multiple meaning words are due Thursday; next ten are due Friday.

2.  Complete all questions and Extended Response for The Miracle Worker by Friday; Extended Response must be completed on loose leaf paper with a proper heading.

3.  Act I Quiz, Monday

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Ten sentences and part of speech for first five multiple meaning words are due Thursday; next ten are due Friday.

2.  Quiz, Of Mice and Men, (Chapters 1 to 3),Tuesday

November 7

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Read Chapter 4 of Black Ships Before Troy and answer reading questions in notebook.

2.  Have spelling tests signed and make corrections on loose leaf.

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Ten sentences and part of speech for first five multiple meaning words are due Thursday; next ten are due Friday.

2.  Complete all questions and Extended Response for The Miracle Worker by Friday.

3.  Act I Quiz, Monday

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Ten sentences and part of speech for first five multiple meaning words are due Thursday; next ten are due Friday.

2.  Quiz, Of Mice and Men, (Chapters 1 to 3), Monday

Black Ships Before Troy - Questions

Chapter 3

1.  Describe the battle between the Trojans and the Greeks.  Be specific.  How long has it gone on?  Why does a fever come over the Greek camps?

2. Who does Achilles argue with? Over what? What does he swear to do? What does he tell his mother to do?

Chapter 4

1. How does Zeus try to convince Agamemnon to attack Troy? What is Agamemnon's reaction?

2. Who is Paris afraid of? Once Hector helps Paris regain his courage, what is the bargain struck up between him and Menelaus?
3. Describe the battle between Menelaus and Paris. How does Aphrodite intervene?
4. Throughout the chapter, how does Helen react to the conflict between Paris and Menelaus? Be as specific as possible.

Seventh Grade Homework

1. Have tests signed and make corrections to spelling tests on loose leaf.

2.  Draft Works Cited page for research paper.

3.  Return Religion composition (comparing song to virtues) if you have not done so.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Complete reading worksheet in notebook.

2.  Read Chapter 2 of Of Mice and Men and answer questions in reading notebook.

November 6

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Answer reading questions in notebook.

Seventh Grade Homework

1. Complete reading questions for The Miracle Worker

2.  Religion test tomorrow on Chapter 22

3.  Return Religion composition (comparing song to virtues)

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Return tests signed and make corrections to spelling test if you have not done so.

November 5

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Write composition (minimum of three paragraphs) comparing "The Golden Apple" to "The Golden Apples" on loose leaf neatly with a proper heading. (Remember to use information we did in class to compare.)

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Extended Response questions for The Miracle Worker are due on loose leaf (complete paragraphs)

2.  Religion test, Thursday, on Chapter 22

3.  Return Religion composition (comparing song to virtues)

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Have tests signed, make corrections to spelling test and sentences, and return tomorrow.

2.  Contrast the characters Lennie and George.

November 4

Sixth Grade Homework

None

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Draft of Research paper is due tomorrow.

2.  Return Religion composition (comparing song to virtues)

Eighth Grade Homework

None

 

November 1

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Read Chapter 2 of Black Ships Before Troy and answer questions in reading notebook.

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Have tests signed.

2.  Draft of Research paper is due Tuesday.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Complete all Close Reading worksheets and Quiz on "Hurricane Sandy" and "After the Disaster."

 

October 31

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Spelling test tomorrow--know all homophones--spelling, meaning, usage in sentences; homographs--two different uses.

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Complete note cards and introduction for research paper on peacemaker (most students completed in class).

2.  Spelling test tomorrow--know all homophones.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Spelling test tomorrow--know all homophones.

October 30

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Write two definitions for each homograph.

2.  Complete questions for Black Ships Before Troy--be sure to identify characters indicated.

3.  Spelling test, Friday--know all homophones--spelling, meaning, usage in sentences; homographs--two different uses

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Complete questions for Act I of The Miracle Worker

2.  Spelling test, Friday

Eighth Grade Homework

1. Write sentences and part of speech for next ten spelling words.

2.  Complete sheet on John Steinbeck.

3.  Spelling test, Friday.

October 29

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Write spelling sentences for next seven homophones.

2.  Spelling test, Friday--know all homophones--spelling, meaning, usage in sentences; homographs--two different uses

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Write next ten sentences and part of speech for spelling words.

2.  Spelling test, Friday

Eighth Grade Homework

1. Write sentences and part of speech for spelling words 1-10.

2.  Define vocabulary for chapter 1 Of Mice and Men

3.  Spelling test, Friday.

October 28

Sixth Grade Homework

1.  Black Ships before Troy:  The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff is due tomorrow.

2.  Make corrections to reading test and have signed.

3.  Write spelling sentences for first seven homophones which correspond to definitions completed in class today.

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  The Miracle Worker by William Gibson is due tomorrow.

2.  Write sentences and part of speech for first ten spelling words.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is due tomorrow.

October 24

6th Grade Homework

1.  The next book we will be reading is Black Ships before Troy:  The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff.  You must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

2.  Make corrections to reading test when it is returned.

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  The next book we will be reading is The Miracle Worker by William Gibson. You must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

2.  Research information on peacemaker is due Monday; make sure you have information on website (URL, Author (if available), copyright, source, and title)--remember what was demonstrated in class.

3.  Test folders were distributed today; return on Monday.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Research on topic given relating to Salinas, CA during 1930s/Great Depression is due Monday. (Remember to have information needed to cite research--author(if available), copyright, URL, source, and title)

2.  The next book we will be reading is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.  You must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

October 23

6th Grade Homework

1.  The next book we will be reading is Black Ships before Troy:  The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff.  You must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

 

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Prepare graphic organizer for second part of reading test (essay)

2.  The next book we will be reading is The Miracle Worker by William Gibson. You must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

3.  Research on peacemaker is due Monday.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Research on topic given relating to Salinas, CA during 1930s/Great Depression is due Monday.

2.  The next book we will be reading is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.  You must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

October 22

6th Grade Homework

1.  Reading test tomorrow on Tuck Everlasting (entire book).

2.  The next book we will be reading is Black Ships before Troy:  The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff.  You must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

 

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Reading test tomorrow on entire book My Brother Sam is Dead

2.  The next book we will be reading is The Miracle Worker by William Gibson. You must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

3.  Research on peacemaker is due Monday.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Prepare for test essay:  argument statement, evidence, and support.  This is worth 50 points.

2.  The next book we will be reading is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.  You must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

October 21

6th Grade Homework

1.  Reading test Wednesday on Tuck Everlasting (entire book).

2.  Make corrections to appositives test on loose leaf (we reviewed today)

3.  Answer reading questions handed out today on loose leaf in complete sentences.

4.  The next book we will be reading is Black Ships before Troy:  The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff.  You must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Answer all questions for Chapters 14 and Epilogue

2.  Reading test on entire book My Brother Sam is Dead, Wednesday

3.  The next book we will be reading is The Miracle Worker by William Gibson. You must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

Eighth Grade Homework

1.  Reading test tomorrow on The Great Fire (entire book)

2.  The next book we will be reading is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.  You must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

10/18

6th Grade Homework

1.  Reading - Read Chapters 20-24; outline main events. 

2.  Reading test Wednesday on Tuck Everlasting.

3.  The next book we will be reading is Black Ships before Troy:  The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff.  If you would like me to order it for you, please bring in $7.00 (cash only) by Monday, October 21.  If you purchase on your own, you must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

Seventh Grade Homework

1.  Write on loose leaf Argument Statement plus Evidence and Support for Argument. (Draft has been completed in reading notebook on 10/18)

2.  The next book we will be reading is The Miracle Worker by William Gibson. If you would like me to order it for you, please bring in $11.00 (cash only) by Monday, October 21. If you purchase on your own, you must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

3.  Reading test Wednesday on My Brother Sam is Dead.

8th Grade Homework

1.  Complete Chapter 7 and questions.

2.  Reading - Unit test on The Great Fire, Tuesday.

3.  The next book we will be reading is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.  If you would like me to order it for you, please bring in $9.00 (cash only) by Monday, October 21.  If you purchase on your own, you must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

10/17

6th Grade Homework

1.  Characterization sheet due tomorrow.

2.  Reading - Read Chapters 20-24; outline main events. (due Monday)

3.  Reading test next Wednesday on Tuck Everlasting.

4.  The next book we will be reading is Black Ships before Troy:  The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff.  If you would like me to order it for you, please bring in $7.00 (cash only) by Monday, October 21.  If you purchase on your own, you must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

7th Grade Homework

1.  Complete reading and questions for Chapters 13 My Brother Sam is Dead

2.  The next book we will be reading is The Miracle Worker by William Gibson.  If you would like me to order it for you, please bring in $11.00 (cash only) by Monday, October 21.  If you purchase on your own, you must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.


8th Grade Homework

1.  Complete Chapter 7 and questions.

2.  Reading - Unit test on The Great Fire, next Tuesday.

3.  The next book we will be reading is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.  If you would like me to order it for you, please bring in $9.00 (cash only) by Monday, October 21.  If you purchase on your own, you must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

10/16

6th Grade Homework

1.  Revise draft of conflict story

2.  The next book we will be reading is Black Ships before Troy:  The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff.  If you would like me to order it for you, please bring in $7.00 (cash only) by Monday, October 21.  If you purchase on your own, you must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

7th Grade Homework

1.  Hand in classwork sheet for My Brother Sam is Dead (Chapters 5-8)

2.  The next book we will be reading is The Miracle Worker by William Gibson.  If you would like me to order it for you, please bring in $11.00 (cash only) by Monday, October 21.  If you purchase on your own, you must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.


8th Grade Homework

1.  Read Chapter 6 in The Great Fire and answer questions by tomorrow.

2.  The next book we will be reading is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.  If you would like me to order it for you, please bring in $9.00 (cash only) by Monday, October 21.  If you purchase on your own, you must have the book by Tuesday, October 29.

10/15

6th Grade Homework

7th Grade Homework

1.  Hand in classwork sheet for My Brother Sam is Dead (Chapters 5-8)

2.  Read Chapter 12 My Brother Sam is Dead. Be prepared to discuss in class.

 

8th Grade Homework

1.  Read Chapter 6 in The Great Fire and answer questions by Thursday.

 

10/10

6th Grade Homework

1.  Read Chapters 16 and 17 in Tuck Everlasting. Answer four questions in notebook.  Be sure to cite evidence from the novel.

2.  Have tests signed.  Make corrections to spelling test--misspelled words must be written 5x each and incorrect sentences must be rewritten correctly.  Make corrections on loose leaf paper and attach to the test.

7th Grade Homework

1.  Read Chapter 11 in My Brother Sam is Dead and answer two questions from typed sheet in your reading notebook.

2.  Have tests signed.  Make corrections to spelling test--misspelled words must be written 5x each and incorrect sentences must be rewritten correctly.  Make corrections on loose leaf paper and attach to the test.


8th Grade Homework

1.  Complete the body for the persuasive essay.

2. Have tests signed.  Make corrections to spelling test--misspelled words must be written 5x each and incorrect sentences must be rewritten correctly.  Make corrections on loose leaf paper and attach to the test.

 

10/09

6th Grade Homework

1.  Test on appositives tomorrow

7th Grade Homework

1.  Finish question given in class today.


8th Grade Homework

Introduction for persuasive essay is due tomorrow

 

10/08

6th Grade Homework

1.  Test on appositives, Thursday

7th Grade Homework

1.  Finish reading Chapter 10, My Brother Sam is Dead and complete all questions for chapter 10.

2.  Religion writing assignment is due tomorrow. (Outline was handed out last week.  If typed, please double space, and the font size must not be larger than 12pt.)

10/07

6th Grade Homework

1.  Bring in memento.

2.  Complete paragraph using appositives.

2.  Have reading test signed, make corrections on loose leaf, and attach to the front of the test.

3.  Test on appositives, Thursday

7th Grade Homework

1.  Interim math test tomorrow--bring in pencils and loose leaf.

2.  Final presentation of Paul Revere poem tomorrow

3.  All reading tests with corrections must be returned tomorrow with parent signature.

8th Grade Homework

1.  Be prepared with evidence for writing prompt, Alexander Frear.

10/04

6th Grade Homework

1.  Bring in memento on Monday.

2.  Have reading test signed, make corrections on loose leaf, and attach to the front of the test.

3.  Test on appositives, Thursday

7th Grade Homework

1.  Memorize lines of "Paul Revere" poem by Monday.

8th Grade Homework

1.  Be prepared with evidence and support to write a claim (argument statement) defending the following: Why was it so difficult for Alexander Frear to keep track of the whereabouts of his sister-in-law and her children?

 

10/03

6th Grade Homework

1.  Appositive Worksheet - p. 59 only (combining short sentences)

2.  Spelling test tomorrow

7th Grade Homework

1.  Spelling test tomorrow

2.  Religion writing assignment is due Wednesday, October 9

3.  Test folders were sent home today.  Have tests signed and returned tomorrow--corrections must be made to the reading test if you received a grade less than 90.

8th Grade Homework

1.  Spelling test tomorrow

10/02

6th Grade Homework

1.  Complete draft of story for conflict.

2.  Spelling test - Friday

7th Grade Homework

1.  Read Chapter 8 My Brother Sam is Dead and answer question #8--remember to highlight evidence in the book that supports your answer.

2.  Spelling test, Friday

3.  Memorize lines for poem by Monday

8th Grade Homework

1.  Complete Chapter 5 in The Great Fire and answer the remaining question

2.  Spelling test, Friday

 

10/01

6th Grade Homework

1.  Rewrite proofreading paragraph on loose leaf

2.  Bring in a memento on Monday

7th Grade Homework

1.  Complete sentences and part of speech for next ten sentences

2.  Read Chapter 7 of My Brother Sam is Dead and answer questions.

3.  Memorize lines of poem by Monday

8th Grade Homework

1.  Have tests signed and make corrections to Spelling and Reading tests.

2.  Complete sentences and part of speech for next ten spelling words

3.  Bring in newspapers and magazines which contain examples of types of writing for Author's Purpose.

 

 

9/30

6th Grade Homework

1.  Give an example for the following conflicts:  man vs man, man vs. nature and man vs. self--plus a resolution for each (in reading notebook)

7th Grade Homework

1.  Put the first ten spelling words into sentences and identify the part of speech

8th Grade Homework

1.  Put the first ten spelling words into sentences and identify the part of speech

2.  Bring in newspapers and magazines by Wednesday for Author's Purpose project

 

9/27

6th Grade Homework

1.  Complete Chapter 7 and read Chapter 8, Tuck Everlasting

2.  Make corrections to spelling test and have signed--rewrite misspelled words 5x each on loose leaf and correct any sentence which contains an error by rewriting the sentence--attach corrections to the test and return on Monday.

7th Grade Homework

Study and make up any missed work

8th Grade Homework

1.  Answer the following essay (this is graded as part of the reading test): ***This must be handed in on Monday.***

Answer the following essay by stating a claim and using sufficient evidence and details from the book The Great Fire to support your opinion. On the day of the fire, an editorial in the Chicago Tribune warned of a condition in which "a spark might set a fire which would sweep from end to end of the city."  Even with this warning, why were people so slow to react to the dangers when the fire broke out on Sunday evening?

9/26

6th Grade Homework

1.  Reading test tomorrow--Study:  notes on plot structure, character traits and setting for Tuck Everlasting, plot up to chapter 6

7th Grade Homework

1.  Reading test tomorrow--Study:  all questions up to and including chapter 6, understand what a character trait is, setting for story, and elements of historical fiction

2.  Have all tests in test folder signed and return tests in folder by tomorrow

3.  Make corrections to spelling and religion tests; attach corrections onto test and have signed; return in test folder by tomorrow

8th Grade Homework

1.  Reading test tomorrow--Study all questions up to and including chapter 4 from The Great Fire, make sure you have highlighted information pertaining to those eyewitness accounts given to you in class and causes of the fire.  (This will be a timed test--if you are prepared, you will have enough time)

2.  Write claim for Tom's Sawyer's character and include three pieces of evidence plus details supporting each piece of evidence

9/25

6th Grade Homework

1.  Reading test Friday--Study:  notes on plot structure, character traits and setting for Tuck Everlasting, plot up to chapter 6

2.  Complete final copy of constructed response for "The Space Rock"

7th Grade Homework

1.  Complete questions for chapters 5 and 6 on handout for My Brother Sam is Dead

2.  Reading test Friday--Study:  all questions up to and including chapter 6, understand what a character trait is, setting for story, and elements of historical fiction

8th Grade Homework

1.  Complete Inferencing worksheet for "Tom Sawyer"

2.  Reading test Friday--Study all questions up to and including chapter 4 from The Great Fire, make sure you have highlighted information pertaining to those eyewitness accounts given to you in class and causes of the fire.  (This will be a timed test--if you are prepared, you will have enough time)

9/23

6th Grade Homework

1.  Complete Critical Thinking question for "The Space Rock"

2.  $7.00 for book is past due

7th Grade Homework

1.  Final copy of journal is due

2.  Read Chapter 5 My Brother Sam is Dead

3.  $7.00 for book is past due

8th Grade Homework

1.  Complete Chapter 3 The Great Fire

2.  Answer questions 1 and 2

3.  Reading test Friday on The Great Fire

3.  $13.00 for book is past due

9/19

6th Grade Homework

1.  Spelling test tomorrow

2.  Read Chapters 3 and 4; highlight and write in n.b. evidence of physical descriptions for Winnie and the stranger.

7th Grade Homework

1.  Spelling test tomorrow

2.  Complete journal entry:  "A Day in the Life of Tim Meeker"

8th Grade Homework

1.  Spelling test tomorrow

2.  Complete questions on illustration

 

9/18

6th Grade Homework

1.  Spelling test Friday

2.  $7.00 for book is due

7th Grade Homework

1.  Religion test tomorrow

2.  Spelling test tomorrow

3.  Read Chapter 3 My Brother Sam is Dead and record elements of historical fiction (events and lifestyle)

4.  $7 for book is due

8th Grade Homework

1.  Complete questions for The Great Fire

2.   Spelling test Friday

3.  $13 for book is due

 

9/17

6th Grade Homework

1.  Write a sentence for ten spelling words from definitions (ten sentences total)

2.  Brin in $7 for book

7th Grade Homework

1.  Write a sentence for the next ten spelling words

2.  Bring in $7 for book

3.  Religion test, Thursday, Chapter 20

8th Grade Homework

1.  Write a sentence for the next ten spelling words

2.  Bring in $13 for The Great Fire

9/16

6th Grade Homework

1.  Spelling - Write spelling words which match definitions

2.  Bring in $7.00 for Tuck Everlasting

7th Grade Homework

1.  Bring in $7.00 for My Brother Sam is Dead

2.  Write sentences for first ten spelling words

3.  Answer four reading questions in notebook

8th Grade Homework

1.  Write sentences for first ten spelling words

 

9/13

6th Grade Homework

1.  Write final copy of composition on loose leaf (complete school heading and title)

7th Grade Homework

1.  Complete poem on Cardinal Virtues on loose leaf

8th Grade Homework

1.  Photo of letter or number in an urban environment

2.  Record factors that contributed to Chicago fire in Reading notebook citing evidence from Chapter 1

 

9/11

6th Grade Homework

Rewrite draft of composition

7th Grade Homework

1. Complete three questions for My Brother Sam is Dead.

8th Grade Homework

1.  Bring in book Farewell to Manzanar.

2.  Photo of letter or number is due Monday.

9/10

6th Grade Homework

1.  Prewriting (Brainstorming)  - put all words for the topic: Fall/Autumn listed in class into categories.

7th Grade Homework

1.  Complete reading of chapter 1 in My Brother Sam is Dead.  Highlight evdience in book for questions.

8th Grade Homework

1.  Bring in book Farewell to Manzanar.

2.  Think about a scene to illustrate and describe from summer reading books.

3.  Photo of letter or number is due Monday.


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