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Due:

  • While we have no written homework during vacation, you should still be keeping up with your Independent Reading.
Last Modified: Friday, February 16 7:38 AM

Past Assignments

Due:

  • Test on our Folktales unit tomorrow. 
Last Modified: Thursday, February 15 12:58 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Finish reading all fables handed out
    • Write a moral for each fable
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 14 12:05 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Answer questions 6 & 7 on "Beauty and the Beast"
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 13 2:28 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Finish "Sketching the Text" activity for your folk tale
Last Modified: Monday, February 12 8:29 AM

Due:

  • While we have no written homework tonight, you should be keeping up with your Independent Reading.
Last Modified: Friday, February 9 8:24 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 10 is due tomorrow
Last Modified: Thursday, February 8 12:30 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Read "Coyote Kills the Giant"
    • Answer questions 1-3 (including all parts of #3) on a separate sheet of paper
  • Blizzard of '78 interviews due tomorrow
  • Spelling 10 due on Friday
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 7 12:11 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Read "Anansi's Riding Horse"
    • Answer Identifying Facts questions 1-4
  • Spelling List 10 due on Friday
  • Blizzard interviews due on Thursday
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 6 2:05 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Quiz tomorrow on the Blizzard of '78
  • Blizzard interview due on Thursday
  • Spelling List 10 due on Friday
Last Modified: Monday, February 5 8:51 AM

Due:

  • While we have no written homework this weekend, you should be keeping up with your Independent Reading.
Last Modified: Friday, February 2 10:20 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 9 due tomorrow
    • Do not misspell any of your spelling words on your practice paper
Last Modified: Thursday, February 1 8:13 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 9 due on Friday
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 31 9:58 AM

Due:

  • Study for test on our Drama unit.
  • Here is a Drama Quizlet to help you study.
Last Modified: Monday, January 29 7:36 AM

Due:

  • While there is no written homework this weekend, you should still:
    • Be keeping up on your Independent Reading
    • Beginning your Spelling that is due next Friday
    • Preparing for you Drama test that is scheduled for Tuesday
Last Modified: Friday, January 26 2:11 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 8 due tomorrow
    • Remember not to spell any of your Spelling words incorrectly
  • Read "Brighton Beach Memoirs"
    • Answer multiple choice questions. 
    • We will use Plickers tomorrow to review them.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 25 1:36 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Finish reading "Treasure Island" 
    • Answer multiple choice questions for Plickers tomorrow
    • Answer open response question
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 24 9:56 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading.
  • Literary Letter due tomorrow
  • Question #6 on "A Raisin in the Sun"
  • Spelling List 7 is due on Friday
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 23 2:00 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Literary Letters are due on Wednesday
  • Answer Question 5 about "A Raisin in the Sun"
    • On a separate sheet of paper
Last Modified: Monday, January 22 8:49 AM

Due:

  • While we have no written work due on Monday, you should be working on the following this weekend:
    • Keeping up with your Independent Reading
    • Literary Letter due on Wednesday, January 24th
    • Spelling due next Friday, January 26th
      • List 8 for 7th Grade
      • List 9 for 8th Grade 
Last Modified: Friday, January 19 1:38 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Vocabulary worksheet for "Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"
  • Spelling List 7 is due tomorrow
Last Modified: Thursday, January 18 12:55 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Quiz on "Monsters Are Due on Maple Street" tomorrow
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 17 8:55 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Write a summary for "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"
  • Spelling List 7 is due on Friday
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 16 1:49 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Reading Warmup A for "The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street"
    • Answer on a separate sheet of paper (unless you just have to highlight or underline)
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 9 9:44 AM

Due:

  • While we have no written homework, you should be keeping up with your Independent Reading.
  • Remember that Book Talks start up on Monday. 
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 3 12:53 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Answer question #9 about "Juvenile Justice" article.
    • Minimum 7 sentence response.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 2 8:48 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Finish reading Stave 1 of A Christmas Carol.
    • Write a 5-7 sentence summary of what you read.
Last Modified: Thursday, November 30 2:07 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Read from "This lunatic, in letting Scrooge's nephew out..." on page 180 until "Scrooge seized the ruler..." on page 183.
    • In a 5-7 sentence paragraph, summarize what takes place.
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 28 12:50 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • A Christmas Carol field trip permission slip due on Wednesday
Last Modified: Monday, November 27 2:16 PM

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