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Due:

  • While we have no written homework due on Monday, you should be keeping up with your Independent Reading.
  • Remember that everyone who brings in a dollar for the Animals in Captivity fundraiser on Monday gets a Christmas pencil.
Last Modified: Friday, November 17 10:32 AM

Due:

  • Frayer Model 8 is due on Friday, November 17
Last Modified: Monday, November 13 1:18 PM

Due:

  • Test on Out of the Dust is tomorrow
  • Spelling List 5 is due on Thursday
Last Modified: Monday, November 13 1:18 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Week 7 Frayer Model due Friday
  • Literary Letter due on Monday
  • Out of the Dust
    • Read pages 104-116
    • Main Idea for each poem
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 1 2:06 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Week 6 Frayer Model due on Friday
  • Out of the Dust
    • Read pages 37-51
    • Write a thought or question on your chart for each poem (11 in all)
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 25 12:33 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Week 6 Frayer Model due Friday
  • Out of the Dust
    • Read up to page 33
    • Write a question or a thought about each poem read
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 24 10:14 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Week 6 Frayer Model due Friday
  • Out of the Dust
    • Read pages 3-14
    • 6 thoughts or questions as you read
Last Modified: Monday, October 23 9:54 AM

Due:

  • While we have no written homework over the weekend, you should be keeping up with your Independent Reading.
Last Modified: Friday, October 20 8:54 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Week 5 Frayer Model due tomorrow
  • Be sure to have your Final Draft ready to type
    • We are moving on to the Publishing portion of The Writing Process.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 19 7:42 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Due Friday
    • Week 5 Frayer Model
    • Final Draft of Miss Effie essay written by hand
      • We will be using Chromebooks to type them on Friday.
      • Without a Final Draft written out by hand, you will not be typing.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 19 2:12 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Be sure to bring your rough drafts to class tomorrow
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 17 2:21 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Week 5 Frayer Model due on Friday
  • Remember to bring all Miss Effie materials to class tomorrow
Last Modified: Monday, October 16 8:05 AM

Due:

  • While we have no written homework this weekend, you should be keeping up with your Independent Reading.
Last Modified: Friday, October 13 9:48 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Be sure to have all materials to begin drafting Miss Effie essay
Last Modified: Thursday, October 12 1:56 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 3 due tomorrow
    • Spelling definitions, 5x each, and sentences also due
  • Outline for Miss Effie essay due tomorrow
  • Reminder that we will be doing Gates testing tomorrow in class
    • Comprehension section (35 minutes long)
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 11 11:39 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 2 due on Thursday
  • Reminder: Gates testing tomorrow and Thursday
    • Don't stress out. Nothing to study for, just do your best.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 10 9:10 AM

Due:

  • While we have no written homework due on Tuesday, you should be keeping up with your Independent Reading and also working on your Spelling for next week's quiz.
Last Modified: Friday, October 6 9:51 AM

Due:

  • Due tomorrow:
    • Week 4 Frayer Model
    • Pros/Cons chart for Miss Effie
      • At least 6 overall
  • Ongoing:
    • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
    • Spelling List 3 due next Thursday
Last Modified: Thursday, October 5 9:59 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 2 due tomorrow
  • Frayer Model 4 due on Friday
  • Read until the bottom of page 89 of "The Cat and the Coffee Drinkers"
    • 4 sticky notes noting things you liked and didn't like about Miss Effie's teaching methods
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 4 9:50 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 2 due Thursday
  • Week 4 Frayer Model due Friday
  • Read "The Cat and the Coffee Drinkers" through page 82
    • Put a sticky note on the parts where you like or dislike Miss Effie
    • Two in favor of Miss Effie
    • Two against Miss Effie
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 3 2:26 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Quiz on "The Writer in You"
    • I have attached a copy of my class notes to help you study.
  • Week 4 Frayer Model due Friday
  • Spelling List 2 due Thursday
Last Modified: Monday, October 2 7:57 AM

Due:

  • While we have no written work due on Monday, you should still be working on Independent Reading over the weekend. 
  • You also have Spelling List 2 due next week:
    • 8th Grade: Wednesday
    • 7th Grade: Thursday
Last Modified: Friday, September 29 7:44 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Chunking the Text for "The Writer in You"
    • What are the qualities of good writing?
  • Week 3 Frayer Model due Friday
  • Spelling List 1 quiz tomorrow
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 27 9:48 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Vocabulary practice sheet for "The Drummer Boy of Shiloh"
  • Week 3 Frayer Model due Friday
  • Spelling List 1 quiz Thursday
    • Definitions, sentences, and 5x each all due that day as well.
Last Modified: Monday, September 25 8:58 AM

Due:

  • While we have no written homework this weekend, remember that you should still be keeping up with your Independent Reading.
  • Spelling List 1 is due on Thursday, September 28th
    • Remember that your Spelling materials are available to you if you scroll down our classroom page. 
Last Modified: Friday, September 22 9:52 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading 
  • Quiz on "Charley's Garden" and "After Twenty Years" tomorrow
    • It's not open book so be sure to look the stories over tonight
  • Week 2 Frayer Model due tomorrow
Last Modified: Thursday, September 21 12:51 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Second writing prompt about "Charley's Garden"
    • The one below last's night's homework.
  • Week 2 Frayer Model due on Friday
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 20 12:53 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Read "Charley's Garden"
    • Answer the top writing prompt on the handout
Last Modified: Tuesday, September 19 1:43 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Week 2 Frayer Model due on Friday
  • Answer the following prompt about Gary Soto's "Fear"
    • What are two possible explanations why the narrator doesn't tell Frankie that he is lying about how great his Thanksgivings and Christmases really are?
  • After we discuss the story a little more, we will have a quiz on "Fear" 
    • The quiz is open book so make sure you have your copy of the story with you.
Last Modified: Monday, September 18 2:09 PM

Due:

  • While we have no written homework this weekend, you should be keeping up with your Independent Reading.
Last Modified: Friday, September 15 9:57 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Week 1 Frayer Model due tomorrow
Last Modified: Thursday, September 14 10:18 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Frayer Model due on Friday
    • Remember that you are only doing Week 1 
    • Two words of your choosing
  • We will be visiting the Media Center during class tomorrow for an orientation of all the services provided there by Mrs. Buckless.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 13 11:53 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Finish reading 1st and 2nd page of "Seventh Grade"
    • Use "My Questions/My Thinking" chart to gather your thoughts and questions
    • At least 3 in each column
  • Frayer Model due on Friday
  • Reminder that school pictures will be taken tomorrow 
Last Modified: Tuesday, September 12 12:05 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Read the poem "Dusting" 
    • Fill in your My Questions/My Thinking chart for poem
    • At least two questions and two thoughts
Last Modified: Monday, September 11 9:09 AM

Due:

  • Remember that you Summer Reading Journals are due on Monday, September 11th.
  • Bring in an Independent Reading book for Monday.
Last Modified: Friday, September 8 11:47 AM

Due:

  • Due tomorrow:
    • Bring the signed form for the summer reading book you will be doing your Book Talk on. 
    • We will be creating your Book Talks on the Chromebooks tomorrow.
  • Reminders:
    • Be sure to turn in your Summer Reading Journal by Monday.
    • Be sure to have an Independent Reading book with you on Monday as well. 
Last Modified: Thursday, September 7 2:18 PM

Due:

  • While you have no written homework tonight, you have two things to have prepared for Monday, September 11th:
    • Summer Reading Journal is due.
    • Bring an Independent Reading book to class.
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 6 12:09 PM