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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:

  • Final draft of Compare and Contrast essay due on February 16th
  • You don't have to print them. I will print them from Google Docs. 
Last Modified: Monday, February 5 8:53 AM

Due:

  • Upfront Magazine quiz tomorrow.
  • Speeches essay due tomorrow as well. No need to print them. I will be printing them at 7:30 AM. All changes need to made by then. 
Last Modified: Thursday, February 15 12:59 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Fill in Analyzing Author's Claims chart for the Ashley Merryman article
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 14 12:06 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Read "The Code That Couldn't Be Broken"
    • Answer 1-8 on the worksheet that goes with it.
  • Final draft of essay is due on Friday. If you need a computer to finish typing, let me know. 
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 13 9:12 AM

Due:

  • While we have no written homework while we work on publishing our essays, you should still be keeping up with your Independent Reading.
Last Modified: Monday, February 12 8:31 AM

Due:

  • We will begin typing our essays on Monday. You should have a final copy to type from.
Last Modified: Friday, February 9 8:25 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Rough draft of speeches essay due tomorrow
Last Modified: Thursday, February 8 12:32 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Rough draft of opening paragraph due tomorrow
Last Modified: Wednesday, February 7 12:04 PM

Due:

  • While we have no written homework due tomorrow, you should be keeping up with you Independent Reading.
Last Modified: Tuesday, February 6 2:17 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Quiz on literary techniques used in speeches tomorrow
Last Modified: Monday, February 5 8:52 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:

  • Spelling List 10 is due on Friday, February 2nd
Last Modified: Thursday, February 1 8:14 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Answer questions 3-7 about "Indian Rights"
  • Spelling List 10 due on Friday
Last Modified: Monday, January 29 10:38 AM

Due:

  • While we have no written homework this weekend, you should be keeping up with your Independent Reading
  • Get started on Spelling List 10 that is due next Friday
Last Modified: Friday, January 26 2:15 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 9 due tomorrow
    • Remember not to spell any of your Spelling words incorrectly
  • Read "Meet Jon Favreau..." article
    • Answer questions on worksheet (including Open Response)
Last Modified: Thursday, January 25 1:37 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Quiz on "The Gettysburg Address" tomorrow
  • Spelling List 9 due on Friday
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 24 9:55 AM

Due:

  • Literary Letters are due on Wednesday, January 24th
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 23 2:01 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 9 due on Friday
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 23 2:20 PM

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
  • Spelling List 8 is due (Monday for 8-04)
  • Finish close reading of "The Gettysburg Address"
Last Modified: Thursday, January 18 12:56 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 8 due Friday (Monday for 8-04)
  • Battle of Gettysburg
    • Read selection
    • 7-10 sentence summary
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 17 8:55 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 8 due on Friday (Monday for 8-04)
  • Segregation writing prompt
    • Write about an average day from the perspective of a teenager living under segregation.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 16 12:52 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Finish answering questions about Close Reading of "I Have a Dream" speech
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 9 9:45 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 sentences
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 2 8:48 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • We will be finishing rough drafts tomorrow. A finished copy of your rough draft is due on Monday. 
Last Modified: Thursday, November 30 2:06 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Finish imagery worksheet
Last Modified: Tuesday, November 28 12:51 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Finish creating story map for your creative writing piece.
  • We will begin drafting stories tomorrow.
Last Modified: Monday, November 27 2:17 PM

Due:

  • Frayer Model 8 due on Monday
  • Remember that everyone who gives a dollar to the Animals in Captivity fundraiser on Monday, gets a Christmas pencil (or a mechanical one--your choice).
Last Modified: Friday, November 17 10:37 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • For tomorrow, you should have read Chapters 4 and 5 and answered questions for each chapter.
    • 8-04 questions 1,3,5, and 7
    • 8-03 all questions
  • Spelling List 6 is due on Thursday because I forgot to pass out template to 8-03.
  • Frayer Model 8 is due on Monday, November 20 because Friday will likely be our test for The Pearl.
Last Modified: Monday, November 13 1:22 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 4 due on Wednesday
  • Read pages 21-30 of The Pearl
    • Answer questions on front side of worksheet
Last Modified: Monday, November 6 1:46 PM

Due:

  • While we have no homework due tomorrow since we will be starting a new book tomorrow, you have a few long term homework assignments going on:
    • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
    • Week 7 Frayer Model due Friday
    • Literary Letter due on Monday
    • Spelling List 5 due next Wednesday
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 1 2:02 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Frayer Model is due on Friday
  • Short Story test is on Friday as well.
    • Here are some materials to help you study:
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 25 12:31 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Week 6 Frayer Model due on Friday
  • Ichabod Crane analysis
    • 5 body parts analyzed for tomorrow using guidelines provided
    • Ears and eyes are required, you can pick the other 3
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 24 10:11 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Week 6 Frayer Model
  • Test will be on Friday
    • Look over your Study Guide. 
    • Bring any questions about test with you to class.
Last Modified: Monday, October 23 9:52 AM

Due:

  • While we have no written homework this weekend, you should be keeping up with your Independent Reading.
  • Remember that we have a test on our Short Story unit coming up next week. I have made a Quizlet to help you study the terms that will be covered on the test.
    • https://quizlet.com/_3uxdu3
    • The test will ask you to apply the terms to cold readings.
    • Before you can apply terms, you have to have them memorized.
Last Modified: Friday, October 20 8:54 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Week 5 Frayer Model due tomorrow
  • Remember that our test on the Short Story unit is coming up soon
Last Modified: Thursday, October 19 7:44 AM

Due:

  • Due tomorrow
    • Writing Using Your 5 Senses worksheet
    • Fill in all rows
  • Ongoing
    • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
    • Week 5 Frayer Model due Friday
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 18 8:54 AM

Due:

  • Due tomorrow
    • Spelling List 4
    • Read Part 3 of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
      • Write a one sentence summary for each paragraph
  • Ongoing
    • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
    • Week 5 Frayer Model due Friday
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 17 2:08 PM

Due:

  • For tomorrow
    • Finish reading "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" part 2
    • Characterization chart for Ichabod Crane
  • Ongoing
    • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
    • Spelling List 4 due on Wednesday
    • Week 5 Frayer Model due on Friday
    • Short Story test is coming up next week
      • Here is a Quizlet to help you know the terms for the test
      • https://quizlet.com/_3uxdu3
      • Remember that learning the terms is the first step
      • You will have to apply those terms as well
Last Modified: Monday, October 16 1:03 PM

Due:

  • While we have no written homework due on Monday, you should:
    • Be keeping up with your Independent Reading
    • Trying out the Quizlet I set up to help you study for the Short Story test
    • Working on Spelling List 4 that is due on Wednesday of next week
Last Modified: Friday, October 13 8:59 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 4 due next Wednesday
  • To help us study for the upcoming Short Story test, I have created a Quizlet of the terms that may be on the test.
Last Modified: Thursday, October 12 12:26 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Quiz tomorrow on "The Day I Got Lost" and "The Monkey's Paw"
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 11 11:40 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 3 due tomorrow
  • Finish reading "The Medicine Bag"
    • Answer questions on worksheet
    • Do not do the Empathy side of worksheet
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 10 12:22 PM

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
    • Characterization chart for "The Day I Got Lost"
      • At least 4 characteristics
  • Ongoing:
    • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
    • Spelling List 3 due next Wednesday
Last Modified: Thursday, October 5 9:59 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Week 3 Frayer Model due Friday
  • Spelling List 2 due next Wednesday, October 11
  • Answer questions 2, 3, and 4 under Critical Thinking for "The Day I Got Lost" 
Last Modified: Wednesday, October 4 2:13 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Week 4 Frayer Model due on Friday
  • Spelling List 2 due tomorrow
  • Finish reading "The Day I Got Lost"
    • Answer questions 1-3 under "Check Your Comprehension"
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 3 2:18 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Spelling List 2 due on Wednesday
  • Week 4 Frayer Model due Friday
Last Modified: Monday, October 2 12:46 PM

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
  • Begin working on Spelling List 2
  • Week 3 Frayer Model due on Friday
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 27 9:45 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Week 3 Frayer Model due Friday
  • Spelling List 1 quiz on Wednesday
    • Definitions. sentences, 5x each also due on Wednesday
Last Modified: Monday, September 25 9:51 AM

Due:

  • While we have no written homework over the weekend, you should still be keeping up with your Independent Reading.
  • Reminder that Spelling List 1 is due on Wednesday for both 8-03 and 8-04. 
    • Note that this is a change for students in 8-03 to avoid a Monday quiz.
    • Remember that all your Spelling materials are available to you if you scroll down our class website.
Last Modified: Friday, September 22 9:50 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Quiz on "A Retrieved Reformation" tomorrow
  • Week 2 Frayer Model due tomorrow
  • Week 1 Spelling due next week
    • 8-03: Monday
    • 8-04: Wednesday
Last Modified: Thursday, September 21 12:50 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Finish reading "A Retrieved Reformation"
    • Finish Chunking the Text for story
  • Week 2 Frayer Model due Friday
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 20 12:55 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Reminder
    • Week 2 Frayer Model is due Friday
  • Answer the following prompt in 4-5 sentences
    • Why do we have prisons?
Last Modified: Tuesday, September 19 1:42 PM

Due:

  • Week 2 Frayer Model due on Friday
  • Quiz on "Lather and Nothing Else" tomorrow
    • Includes vocabulary words we studied last week
Last Modified: Monday, September 18 9:02 AM

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
  • Finish reading "Lather and Nothing Else"
    • Fill in Chunking the Text template
  • Week 1 Frayer Model due tomorrow
Last Modified: Thursday, September 14 10:20 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Vocabulary practice worksheet for "Lather and Nothing Else"
  • Week 1 Frayer Model due Friday
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 13 11:58 AM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Finish plot diagram for "The Dinner Party"
  • Frayer Model is due on Friday
  • Reminder that school pictures will be taken tomorrow.
Last Modified: Tuesday, September 12 12:07 PM

Due:

  • 20 minutes of Independent Reading
  • Read "The Dinner Party" by Mona Gardner
    • Write a 4-5 sentence summary of the story
  • Week 1 Frayer Model due on Friday, September 15 
Last Modified: Monday, September 11 11:47 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:

  • Frayer Model for a word of your choosing.
    • Put it on the same paper that we studied the word "Respect" today.
  • Reminders
    • Summer Reading is due on Monday
    • Bring an Independent Reading book to class Monday
Last Modified: Wednesday, September 6 12:13 PM