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HOMEWORK

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2
8th
See Thursday's homework.
7th
Reading
1. You will have a final test on The Hobbit on Wednesday.
2. WW7 D & E
3. Work on character charts (due Monday), tweets (all chapters -- final turn-in due Monday), chapter summary worksheets (due Tuesday), and your part of the map project.
English
1. Your verbs packet is due on Monday.
6th
Reading
1. Activity 15
2. WW7 D & E
English
1. Review today's notes on structured paragraphs.
2. Secret Project assignment

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1
8th
Reading
1. Close reading: read and annotate Franz Kafka's "Poseidon" for Monday. Answer the attached questions.
2. WW7 D & E are due on Monday.
English
1. WW7 sentences
2. Work on your group GoogleDoc for your part of the literary adaptation project.
3. Work on your lines! Consider meaning in voice inflection.
7th
Reading
1. Prepare for the chapter 19 reading check.
2. WW7 D & E are on Monday.
3. Close reading: read and annotate Franz Kafka's "Poseidon" for tomorrow. Answer the attached questions.
4. Your Polaroid illustration is due tomorrow.
5. Work on character charts (due Monday), tweets (all chapters -- final turn-in due Monday), chapter summary worksheets (due Tuesday), and your part of the map project.
English
1. Complete verb packet for Monday. We will review verbials and verb phrases tomorrow in class.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 45-46 of Maniac Magee; prepare for a reading check.
2. Close reading: read and annotate Washington Post Pope Francis article.
3. Activity 15 is due on Monday.
4. WW7 D & E are due on Monday.
English
1. Secret Project catch-up night; review assignment calendar.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30
8th
Reading
1. WW7 B & C are due tomorrow.
English
1. Work on lines and literary adaptation project.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 19.
2. WW7 B & C are due tomorrow.
3. Close reading: read and annotate Franz Kafka's "Poseidon" for Friday. Answer the attached questions.
4. Your Polaroid illustration is due on Friday.
5. WW6 test fix-its are due on Tuesday.
6. Work on character charts (due Monday), tweets (all chapters -- final turn-in due Monday), chapter summary worksheets (due Tuesday), and your part of the map project.
English
1. Complete verb packet for Monday. We will finish the verb PowerPoint tomorrow.
6th
Reading
1. Activity 14 (complete before reading chapters 45-46).
2. Read chapters 45-46 of Maniac Magee.
3. WW7 B & C are due tomorrow.
4. Close reading: read and annotate Washington Post Pope Francis article for Friday.
5. WW6 test fix-its are due on Tuesday.
English
1. Secret Project assignment

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
8th
HSPT tomorrow -- get a good night of sleep and eat a healthy breakfast! Good luck!
Reading
1. WW7 B & C are due on Thursday.
English
1. Work on lines and literary adaptation project.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 19 of The Hobbit.
2. WW7 B & C are due on Thursday.
3. Your Polaroid illustration is due on Friday.
4. Work on character charts (due Monday), tweets (due Monday), chapter summary worksheets (due Tuesday), and your part of the map project
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 43-44 of Maniac Magee; prepare for a reading check.
2. Activity 13
3. WW7 B & C are due on Thursday.
English
1. Secret Project assignment
Notes
1. December reading calendar

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28
8th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW6 test!
English
1. Work on your lines for Camel Lot.
2. Work on your part of the literary adaptation project.
7th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW6 test!
2. Complete the Wordly Wise review worksheet.
3. We will have a reading check on chapters 16-18 tomorrow.
4. Work on your Polaroid illustration (due Friday) and your part of the map project.
English
1. Review your notes on verbs.
Notes
1. The Hobbit calendar for December
6th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW6 test!
2. Read chapters 43-44 of Maniac Magee.
3. Finish Activity 11.
English
1. Secret Project assignment



THANKSGIVING BREAK 
Enjoy your holiday with family and friends! Happy Thanksgiving!

8th
Reading
1. Your WW6 test will be Tuesday.
English
1. Work on your part for the literary adaptation.
3. Work on your lines!
4. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Monday.
7th
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapters 17 and 18 of The Hobbit.
2. Work on your Polaroid illustration and your part of the map project.
3. Your WW6 test will be Tuesday.
English
1. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Monday.
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapters 41-42 of Maniac Magee.
2. Your WW6 test will be Tuesday.
3. Maniac Magee fix-its are due on Tuesday.
English
1. Secret Project assignment: follow your calendar.
2. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Monday.
3. Sentences quiz fix-its are due on Tuesday.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22
8th
Reading
1. Your WW6 test will be next Tuesday after we return from Thanksgiving.
English
1. Prepare for your sentences skit if you did not present today.
2. Your next meeting for the literary adaptation is tomorrow.
3. Work on your lines!
4. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Monday (returning from Thanksgiving).
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 16 of The Hobbit.
2. Work on your Polaroid illustration and your part of the map project.
3. Your WW6 test will be next Tuesday after we return from Thanksgiving.
English
1. Grammar packet due Wednesday.
2. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Monday (returning from Thanksgiving).
6th
Reading
1.  Reread and annotate chapters 39-40 of Maniac Magee.
2. Your WW6 test will be next Tuesday after we return from Thanksgiving.
English
1. Secret Project assignment: follow your calendar.
2. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Monday (returning from Thanksgiving).

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21
8th
Reading
1. Bring "Human Family" and "Sympathy" to class tomorrow. Reread and prepare for discussion.
English
1. Your sentences skit is due tomorrow!
2. Your next meeting for the literary adaptation is on Wednesday.
3. Work on your lines!
4. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Monday (returning from Thanksgiving).
Notes
1. Your WW6 test will be next Tuesday after we return from Thanksgiving.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 16.
2. Work on your Polaroid illustration and your part of the map project.
English
1. Grammar packet due Wednesday.
2. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Monday (returning from Thanksgiving).
Notes
1. Tomorrow is Durin's Day! You may bring in a food item supported by the text (reminder: this is optional!) and a tea cup. If you choose to bring in food, please label with ingredients. You may also wear costume items to dress up as a character from the novel. Please talk with your parents about any plans for this celebration.
2. Your WW6 test will be next Tuesday after we return from Thanksgiving.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 39-40 of Maniac Magee.
2. Activity 10 is due tomorrow.
3. Read and annotate "Illiteracy in America" in enrichment packet.
English
1. Secret Project assignment; follow your calendar.
2. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Monday (returning from Thanksgiving).
Notes
1. Your WW6 test will be next Tuesday after we return from Thanksgiving.



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

8th
See Thursday's homework.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 15 of The Hobbit; prepare for a reading check.
2. WW6 D & E
3. Work on your Polaroid illustration and your part of the map project.
4. Bring your close reading to class on Monday.
English
1. Sentences quiz fix-its are due on Wednesday.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 36-38 of Maniac Magee; prepare for a reading check.
2. Activity 10
3. WW6 D & E

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17
8th
Practice HSPT tomorrow -- no language arts class
Reading
1. Close reading: read and annotate "Human Family" and "Sympathy" for Monday.
2. WW6 D & E are due on Monday.
English
1. WW6 sentences
2. Work on your lines; you will have a check-in on Monday.
3. Your sentences skit is due on Tuesday.
4. Work on your part for the literary adaptation.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 15 of The Hobbit.
2. Close reading: read and annotate Paul Laurence Dunbar packet.
3. WW6 D & E are due on Monday.
4. Character chart check-in tomorrow (chapters 10-14)
5. Brainstorm for your Polaroid illustration and map project; you will meet with your map group tomorrow.
English
1. Finish WW6 sentences if you did not do so in class.
2. Tweet check-in tomorrow
Notes
1. On Tuesday, we will celebrate Durin's Day! You may bring in a food item supported by the text (reminder: this is optional!) and a tea cup. If you choose to bring in food, please label with ingredients. You may also wear costume items to dress up as a character from the novel. Please talk with your parents about any plans for this celebration.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 36-38 of Maniac Magee.
2. Close reading: read and annotate "At the Head of Her Class and Homeless" and answer the five text-dependent questions.
3. Activity 10 is due on Monday.
4. WW6 D & E are due on Monday.
English
1. WW6 sentences

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16
8th
Reading
1. Close reading: read and annotate "Human Family" and "Sympathy" for Monday.
2. WW6 B & C
English
1. Your sentences skit is due on Tuesday.
2. Review the instructions for your literary adaptation. Start thinking about what story you might like to adapt.
3. Work on learning your lines!
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 14 of The Hobbit.
2. WW6 B & C
3. Close reading: read and annotate Paul Laurence Dunbar packet.
4. On Friday, you will have a check-in on tweets and characters charts through chapter 14.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 33-35 of Maniac Magee; prepare for a reading check.
2. WW6 B & C
3. Activity 9
4. Close reading: read and annotate "At the Head of Her Class and Homeless" and answer the five text-dependent questions.
English
1. Study for tomorrow's quiz on kinds of sentences and subject/predicate.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
8th
Reading
1. Read the dramatic adaptation of "The Gift of the Magi".
2. WW6 A
3. Read over the script for Camel Lot. Highlight your lines and stage directions.
English
1. Complete grammar worksheet.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 14 of The Hobbit.
2. On Friday, you will have a check-in on tweets and characters charts through chapter 14.
English
1. Study for tomorrow's sentences quiz!
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 33-35 of Maniac Magee.
2. Finish WW6 A if you did not do so in class. B &C are due on Thursday.
3. Activity 9 is due on Thursday.
English
1. Study for Thursday's sentences quiz.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14
8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "The Gift of the Magi".
2. Read and study WW6 words.
3. Finish today's worksheet on "The Ninny" and "The Governess".
English
1. Study notes on sentences.
2. Grammar packet is due tomorrow.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 13 of The Hobbit; prepare for a reading check.
2. Read and study WW6 words.
3. On Friday, you will have a check-in on tweets and characters charts through chapter 14.
4. WW5 fix-its are due by Friday.
English
1. Study for Wednesday's quiz on sentences.
6th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's test on Parts I & II of Maniac Magee.
2. Activity 8
3. Read and study WW6 words.
4. WW5 fix-its are due by Friday.



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11
NO SCHOOL -- Veterans Day
See Thursday's homework.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10
All homework is due on Monday unless otherwise noted. Enjoy your long weekend! 
8th
Reading
1. Read "The Ninny" (pages 838-840).
English
1. Complete grammar packet for Tuesday.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 13 of The Hobbit.
2. Work on character charts and tweets.
English
1. Study for Tuesday's quiz on sentences.
6th
Reading
1. Study for Tuesday's test on Parts I & II of Maniac Magee.
2. Activity 7
3. Close reading for Monday, read and annotate Shel Silverstein poems. Listen to Shel Silverstein's animated reading of "Backward Bill".
English
1. Your Grayson project is due on Monday. Use the paper provided in class. Color the whole space created for your portrait.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9
8th
Reading
1. Reread "The Governess".
2. Study for tomorrow's WW5 test!
3. You may individually re-do your answers to Monday's discussion questions for additional credit.
English
1. A "final" high school essay draft is due tomorrow.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 12 of The Hobbit; prepare for a reading check.
2. Study for tomorrow's WW5 test!
3. Quiz fix-its are due tomorrow.
4. Continue to work on your character charts.
6th
Reading
1, Reread and annotate chapters 31-32 of Maniac Magee; prepare for a reading check.
2. Study for tomorrow's WW5 test!
3. Close reading: for Monday, read and annotate Shel Silverstein poems. Listen to Shel Silverstein's animated reading of "Backward Bill".
4. Activity 7 is due on Monday.
English
1. Finish your draft of your Grayson project.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
8th
Reading
1. Read "The Governess" (pages 816-824) and "Setting and Character" (page 815).
2. WW5 test is on Thursday.
English
1. Complete grammar worksheet.
2. WW5 Teacher's Choice (two hand turkeys) is due tomorrow. Reminder: palm = vocab word; pinky= definition; ring finger = sentence; middle finger = three synonyms; index finger = three antonyms; thumb = head. Fully color your turkeys; you may need to go over your writing with a dark pen for legibility.
3. A "final" of your high school essay is due by tomorrow/Thursday. We will peer review in class tomorrow.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 12 of The Hobbit. Continue to work on your character charts.
2. WW5 test is on Thursday.
3. Quiz fix-its are due on Thursday.
English
1. WW5 Teacher's Choice (two hand turkeys) is due tomorrow. Reminder: palm = vocab word; pinky= definition; ring finger = sentence; middle finger = three synonyms; index finger = three antonyms; thumb = head. Fully color your turkeys; you may need to go over your writing with a dark pen for legibility.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 31-32 of Maniac Magee.
2. Prewrite for your Grayson project. Choose at least two prewriting activities according to your Middle School Writing Guide. 
English
1. WW5 Teacher's Choice (two hand turkeys) is due on Wednesday. Reminder: palm = vocab word; pinky= definition; ring finger = sentence; middle finger = three synonyms; index finger = three antonyms; thumb = head. Fully color your turkeys; you may need to go over your writing with a dark pen for legibility.
2. Your kinds of sentences project (campaign speech and poster) is due tomorrow.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7
8th
Reading
1. Read pages 804-805 in your textbook. Take notes on the terms on pages 806-807.
2. Prepare for soundtrack presentations.
English
1. WW5 Teacher's Choice (two hand turkeys) is due on Wednesday. Reminder: palm = vocab word; pinky= definition; ring finger = sentence; middle finger = three synonyms; index finger = three antonyms; thumb = head. Fully color your turkeys; you may need to go over your writing with a dark pen for legibility.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 11 of The Hobbit. Prepare for a reading check.
2. Quiz fix-its are due on Thursday.
English
1. WW5 Teacher's Choice (two hand turkeys) is due on Wednesday. Reminder: palm = vocab word; pinky= definition; ring finger = sentence; middle finger = three synonyms; index finger = three antonyms; thumb = head. Fully color your turkeys; you may need to go over your writing with a dark pen for legibility.
2. Review notes on compound-complex sentences and bring your packet to class. 
Notes
1. The Hobbit November Reading Calendar
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 27-30 of Maniac Magee.
2. Quiz fix-its are due on Wednesday.
3. Activity 6
English
1. WW5 Teacher's Choice (two hand turkeys) is due on Wednesday. Reminder: palm = vocab word; pinky= definition; ring finger = sentence; middle finger = three synonyms; index finger = three antonyms; thumb = head. Fully color your turkeys; you may need to go over your writing with a dark pen for legibility.
2. Your kinds of sentences project (campaign speech and poster) is due on Wednesday.
Notes
1. Maniac Magee November Reading Calendar



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4
8th
Reading
1. WW5 D & E
2. Close reading: for Monday, read and annotate your assigned text and complete the attached text-dependent questions. You will complete the discussion questions in class.
"Watergate: Undoing a President"
"Resistance to the Vietnam War"
"The Sit-In Movement"
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 11 of The Hobbit.
2. WW5 D & E
3. Close reading: for Monday, explore the National Gallery of Art website and complete the assigned handout.
English
1. Complete pages 161-162 of your grammar packet (you do not need to do part B on 162). Review notes on compound-complex sentences.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 27-30 of Maniac Magee.
2. Activity 6 is due on Tuesday.
3. WW5 D & E
4. Maniac Magee quiz fix-its are due on Wednesday.
English
1. Your kinds of sentences project (campaign speech and poster) is due on Wednesday. You will have some time in class on Monday to work on your project, so please bring in any materials that you begin.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3
8th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's test on Milkweed!
2. WW5 D & E are due on Monday.
3. Close reading: for Monday, read and annotate your assigned text and complete the attached text-dependent questions. You will complete the discussion questions in class.
"Watergate: Undoing a President"
"Resistance to the Vietnam War"
"The Sit-In Movement"
English 
1. A second draft of your high school essay is due tomorrow.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 10 of The Hobbit. You will have a reading check tomorrow.
2. Prepare for tomorrow's fishbowl discussion.
3. WW5 D & E due on Monday.
4. Close reading: for Monday, explore the National Gallery of Art website and complete the assigned handout.
English
1. Finish WW5 sentences, if you did not do so in class. At least two of your sentences should be compound, and at least two should be complex.
2. Complete page 160 in your grammar packet.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 22-26 of Maniac Magee. You will have a reading check tomorrow.
2. Activity 5 -- please complete your illustration directly on the activity sheet.
3. WW5 D & E are due on Monday.
English
1. Finish WW5 sentences, if you did not do so in class. Reminder: four of your eight sentences should include a compound subject or predicate (or both!). Please label compound subject/predicate.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2
8th
Reading
1. Study for Friday's quiz on Milkweed.
2. WW5 B & C
3. Close reading: for Monday, read and annotate your assigned text and complete the attached text-dependent questions. You will complete the discussion questions in class.
4. Your soundtrack project is due tomorrow.
English
1. A second draft of your high school essay is due on Friday.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 10 of The Hobbit.
2. WW5 B & C
3. Close reading: explore the National Gallery of Art website and complete the assigned handout (due Monday).
English
1. Study notes on compound and complex sentences. Bring your grammar packet to class tomorrow.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 22-26 of Maniac Magee.
2. WW5 B & C
3. Activity 5 is due on Friday. Please complete your illustration directly on the activity sheet.
English
1. Complete the compound predicates worksheet. Bring last night's worksheets to class tomorrow.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1
8th
Reading
1. Prepare for tomorrow's continued fishbowl discussion.
2. You will have one final soundtrack project meeting tomorrow.
3. WW5 A
4. Study for Friday's Milkweed quiz.
English
1. Your revised high school essay is due on Friday.
7th
Reading
1, Study for tomorrow's quiz on chapters 7-9 of The Hobbit.
2. You will have a character chart and tweet check-in
3. WW5 B & C are due on Thursday.
English
1. Finish the first three pages of your sentences packet (pages 11, 12, and 17).
6th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's quiz on Part I of Maniac Magee.
2. WW5 B & C are due on Thursday.
English
1. Complete stapled worksheets (simple subject/predicate and complete subject/predicate).
2. Review today's notes on compound subject/predicate.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 31
Happy Halloween!
8th 

Reminders
1. Tomorrow you will have a graded fishbowl discussion on Milkweed. Have your discussion question prepared for class.
2. Bring your high school essay to class tomorrow.
3. You will have one final soundtrack project meeting on Wednesday.
4. Your Milkweed quiz is on Friday.
7th
Reminders
1. Your The Hobbit (chapters 7-9) quiz is on Wednesday. You will have a character chart and tweet check-in on this day.
6th
Reminders
1. Your Maniac Magee quiz (Part I) is on Wednesday.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 44-45 of Milkweed.
2. Complete the graphic organizer on Misha vs. Uri for Tuesday.
3. Write discussion questions for Tuesday's graded fishbowl discussion.
English
1. Revise your high school essay and bring in a second draft. Bring this copy and your "sloppy copy" to class.
7th
See Thursday's homework.
6th
Reading
1. Study for Wednesday's quiz on Part I of Maniac Magee. 
2. Complete the first page of your study packet.
English
1. Finish your sentences packet if you have not done so already.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 41-43 of Milkweed. Prepare for a reading check.
2. Work on your part of the soundtrack project.
3. Close reading: read and annotate "The Raven" by Friday.
English
1. The final draft of your fairy tale is due by tomorrow.
2. A rough draft of your high school essay is due tomorrow.
7th
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapter 9 (due Monday). Prepare for a reading check. 
2. "The Tell-Tale Heart" mood analysis activity due Monday.
3. Begin studying for Wednesday's quiz on chapters 7-9. You will also have a character chart and tweet check-in on this day.
4. WW4 test fix-its due tomorrow.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 15-21 of Maniac Magee.
2. Activity 4
3. WW4 test fix-its
English
1. Sentences packet due Monday.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26
Friday is the last day of the marking period. Please turn in any fix-its or missing work by the end of this week.
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 41-43 of Milkweed.
2. Work on your part of the soundtrack project.
3. Study for tomorrow's WW4 test!
4. Close reading: read and annotate "The Raven" by Friday.
English
1. The final draft of your fairy tale is due on Thursday.
2. A rough draft of your high school essay is due on Friday.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 9 of The Hobbit.
2. Close reading: read and annotate "The Tell-Tale Heart". Pay close attention to mood and tone.
3. Study for tomorrow's WW4 test!
English
1. Finish your sentences packet.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 15-21 (end of Part I) of Maniac Magee. You will have a quiz on Part I next Wednesday.
2. Study for tomorrow's WW4 test!
3. Activity 4 is due on Friday.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25
Friday is the last day of the marking period. Please turn in any fix-its or missing work by the end of this week.
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 38-40 of Milkweed. Prepare for a reading check.
2. Work on your part of the soundtrack project.
3. WW4 test on Thursday
English
1. Write a brief (half page) reflection about yourself. What are your strengths and talents? Have you had any interesting travel or cultural experiences? What else makes you special? If you have any thoughtful notes for your classmates, you may write this on the reverse side of your paper.
2. The final draft of your fairy tale is due on Thursday.
3. A rough draft of your high school essay is due on Friday.
4. WW4 Teacher's Choice (two vocab pictures) is due tomorrow.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 8 of The Hobbit. Prepare for a reading check.
2. Close reading: read and annotate "The Tell-Tale Heart" for Thursday. Pay close attention to mood and tone.
3. WW4 test on Thursday
English
1. WW4 Teacher's Choice (two vocab pictures) is due tomorrow.
2. Finish your sentences packet for Thursday.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 12-14 of Maniac Magee. Prepare for a reading check.
2. WW4 test on Thursday
English
1. WW4 Teacher's Choice (two vocab pictures) is due tomorrow.
2. Finish sentences packet.
3. Finish Activity 3, if you did not do so in class.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24
Friday is the last day of the marking period. Please turn in any fix-its or missing work by the end of this week.
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 38-40 of Milkweed.
2. Work on your part of the soundtrack project.
English
1. Revisions of your fairy tale retelling are due tomorrow.
2. Bring in prewriting (including graphic organizer) for your high school essay. Your draft is due Wednesday.
3. WW4 Teacher's Choice (two vocab pictures) is due Wednesday.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 8 of The Hobbit.
English
1. WW4 Teacher's Choice (two vocab pictures) are due Wednesday.
2. Complete pages 1 & 2 of your sentences packet.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 12-14 of Maniac Magee.
English
1. WW4 Teacher's Choice (two vocab pictures) are due Wednesday.
2. Complete sentences packet for Wednesday.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 35-37 of Milkweed. Prepare for a reading check.
2. WW4 D & E
3. Work on your part of the soundtrack project.
English
1. Revisions of your fairy tale retelling are due on Tuesday.
2. Finish prewriting for your high school essay. Your graphic organizer is due on Monday. If you were given a thesis ticket, please complete that also.
Notes
1. Please bring your Peter Fischl annotations to class on Monday.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 7 of The Hobbit. Prepare for a reading check.
2. WW4 D & E
English
1. Miss Chavey's class: chapters 1-6 tweets (eighteen total) are due on Monday. Mrs. Rahimi's class: chapters 4-6 tweets (nine total) are due on Monday. Chapters 1-3 were due today.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 8-11 of Maniac Magee.
2. WW4 D & E
3. Finish your poem cartoon from class today. Prepare for a reading check.
English
1. Prepare for your How to Read Literature presentation.
2. Miss Chavey's class: your silly sentences activity is due on Monday. Reminder: 1. Using the white strips, create at least ten sentences on construction paper. 2. Write five of those sentences on your worksheet, using correct capitalization and punctuation. 3. Illustrate one of the sentences in the space provided on the worksheet.
3. Mrs. Rahimi's class: pages 4-9 of your grammar packet is due on Monday.
Notes
1. Please bring your "A Noiseless Patient Spider" annotations to class on Monday.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 35-37 of Milkweed.
2. Close reading: read and annotate Peter Fischl's "To the Little Polish Boy Standing with His Arms Up". Keep your See/Think/Wonder exercise in mind as you read.
3. Finish the Ginsberg section of your close reading activity.
4. WW4 D & E are due Monday.
English
1. Begin prewriting for your five-paragraph essay. Tomorrow, have your complete thesis for class. The outline worksheet is due on Monday.
2. WW4 sentences
3. Revisions of your fairy tale are due Tuesday.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 7 of The Hobbit.
2. Close reading: read and annotate "Day of the Dead Sweets and Treats". Answer the attached five questions.
3. WW4 D & E are due Monday.
English
1. Study for tomorrow's nouns test!
2. Finish WW4 sentences, if you did not do so in class.
3. Chapters 1-6 tweets (eighteen total) are due on Monday.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 8-11 of Maniac Magee.
2. Close reading: read and annotate Walt Whitman's "A Noiseless Patient Spider".
3. WW4 D & E are due Monday.
English
1. Prepare for your How to Read Literature presentation.
2. Complete pages 7-8 in your sentences packet.
3. Finish WW4 sentences, if you did not do so in class.
4. Finish your silly sentences activity for Monday. Reminder: 1. Using the white strips, create at least ten sentences on construction paper. 2. Write five of those sentences on your worksheet, using correct capitalization and punctuation. 3. Illustrate one of the sentences in the space provided on the worksheet.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 33-34 of Milkweed.
2. WW4 B & C
3. Finish the Emily Dickinson portion of your close reading activity. We will work on Allen Ginsberg tomorrow in class.
4. Close reading: read and annotate Peter Fischl's "To the Little Polish Boy Standing with His Arms Up" for Friday. Keep your See/Think/Wonder exercise in mind as you read.
English
1. Finish the first draft of your fairy tale.
7th
1. Study for tomorrow's quiz on chapters 4-6. You will have a character chart check-in, as well.
2. Close reading: read and annotate "Day of the Dead Sweets and Treats". Answer the attached five questions.
3. WW4 B & C
English
1. Study for Friday's nouns quiz.
2. Chapters 1-6 tweets (eighteen total) are due on Monday.

6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 3-7 of Maniac Magee.
2. WW4 B & C
3. Activity 2
4. Close reading: read and annotate Walt Whitman's "A Noiseless Patient Spider" for Friday.
English
1.Work on your part of your presentation. You and your partner should be ready to present on Friday.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 33-34 of Milkweed.
2. Finish WW4 A; B & C are due on Thursday.
3. Finish the Emily Dickinson portion of your close reading activity. We will work on Allen Ginsberg tomorrow in class.
4. Review the instructions for your soundtrack project.
English
1. Study for tomorrow's sentences quiz.
2. Draft your fairy tale for Thursday.
7th
Reading
1. Study for Thursday's quiz on chapters 4-6. You will have a character chart check-in on this day.
2. WW4 A
3. WW4 B & C are due on Thursday.
English
1. You will have a quiz on nouns on Friday.
2. Chapters 1-6 tweets are due on Monday.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 3-7 of Maniac Magee. Activity 2 is due on Thursday.
2. WW4 A
3. WW4 B & C are due on Thursday.
English
1. Work on your part of your presentation. Your project is due on Friday.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17
8th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's Milkweed quiz on chapters 14-32.
2, Read and study WW4 words.
3. Read and annotate close reading (poems). Look for symbolism in both texts.
4. WW3 test fix-its are due on Friday.
English
1. Begin drafting your fairy tale project.
7th
Reading
1. Study for Thursday's quiz on chapters 4-6. You will have a character chart check-in on this day.
2. Read and study WW4 words.
3. WW3 test fix-its are due on Thursday.
4. Read and annotate close reading (St. Crispin's Day speech) and answer the questions on the back of the handout for tomorrow.
English
1. Riddles & songs project is due tomorrow!
2. Object of a preposition worksheet
3. Review Middle Earth Is A-Twitter instructions. Prepare any questions you have to ask in class tomorrow. Tweets for chapters 1-6 are due on Monday (updated date).
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate "Before the Story" and chapters 1-2 of Maniac Magee. Prepare for a reading check.
2. Read and study WW4 words.
3. WW3 test fix-its are due by Thursday.
English
1. Complete pages 5-6 in your sentences packet.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14

NO SCHOOL -- See Thursday's homework.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13
Homework for the long weekend
8th
Reading
1. Study for your Milkweed quiz!
2. Read and annotate close reading (poems) for Tuesday. Look for symbolism in both texts.
English
1. Prewriting for fairy tale due Monday.
2. Complete compound subject/predicate worksheet for Tuesday.
7th
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapter 6 of The Hobbit. Prepare for a reading check.
2. Read and annotate close reading (St. Crispin's Day speech) and answer the questions on the back of the handout for Tuesday.
3. Finish foreshadowing worksheet, if you did not do so in class.
English
1. Your riddles & songs project is due on Tuesday.
Notes
1. You will have a quiz on nouns on Wednesday and a quiz on chapters 4-6 of The Hobbit on Thursday. You will receive study guides in class on Monday.
6th
Reading
1. Before beginning Maniac Magee, complete Activity 1 in your reading guide.
2. Read "Before the Story" and chapters 1-2 of Maniac Magee.
3. Work on your part of your presentation. Look for examples to help explain the main idea of your chapter.
English
1. Complete pages 3-4 in your sentences packet.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 29-32 of Milkweed.
2. WW3 test tomorrow!
3. Read and annotate close reading (poems) for Tuesday. Look for symbolism in both texts.
English
1. Work on prewriting for your fairy tale retelling project.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 5 of The Hobbit. Prepare for a reading check.
2. Complete The Hobbit songs chart (updated page numbers) for tomorrow.
3. WW3 test tomorrow!
4. The Hobbit quiz fix-its and any Kennedy-Nixon revisions are due tomorrow.
5. Read and annotate close reading (St. Crispin's Day speech) and answer the questions on the back of the handout for Tuesday.
English
1, Riddles & songs project is due Monday. Tomorrow will be your last meeting with your project partner.
6th
Reading
1. Read Jerry Spinelli autobiography handout.
2. WW3 test tomorrow!
3. Work on your part of your presentation. Look for examples to help explain the main idea of your chapter.
English
1. Complete pages 1 & 2 of your sentences packet.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 29-32 of Milkweed.
2. WW3 test on Thursday
3. Descriptive drawing and analysis due tomorrow.
English
1. Begin prewriting for your fairy tale retelling project. You will receive a plot diagram in class.
2. Review today's notes on sentences.
3. WW3 Teacher's Choice is due tomorrow. Complete both sides of the word map. Reminder: provide at least four synonyms and four antonyms for both of your chosen vocab words.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 5 of The Hobbit.
2. Complete The Hobbit songs chart (updated page numbers) for Thursday.
3. WW3 test on Thursday
4. The Hobbit quiz fix-its and any Kennedy-Nixon revisions are due on Thursday.
English
1, Nouns packet is due tomorrow.
2. WW3 Teacher's Choice is due tomorrow. Complete both sides of the word map. Reminder: provide at least four synonyms and four antonyms for both of your chosen vocab words.
Notes
1. Riddles & Songs projects instructions
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate your assigned How to Read Literature like a Professor chapter.
2. WW3 test on Thursday
English
1. On loose leaf, write five sentences and five fragments. Use today's English notes as a guide.
2. WW3 Teacher's Choice is due tomorrow. Complete both sides of the word map. Reminder: provide at least four synonyms and four antonyms for both of your chosen vocab words.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 10
NO SCHOOL



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
Homework for the long weekend -- all work is due on Tuesday unless otherwise noted
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 26-28.
2. WW3 D & E
3. Descriptive drawing and analysis due Wednesday.
4. Additional annotations to "Marginalia"
English
1. Look for one or two fairy tales that you might be interested in retelling.
2. WW3 Teacher's Choice is due on Wednesday. Complete both sides of the word map. Reminder: provide at least four synonyms and four antonyms for both of your chosen vocab words.
7th
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapter 4 of The Hobbit
2. WW3 D & E
3. Complete "Daisy Girl Ad" discussion questions.
English
1. Nouns packet due Wednesday.
2. WW3 Teacher's Choice is due on Wednesday. Complete both sides of the word map. Reminder: provide at least four synonyms and four antonyms for both of your chosen vocab words.
6th
Reading
1. Read your assigned How to Read Literature like a Professor chapter. Review instructions for this project.
2. WW3 D & E
English
1. WW3 Teacher's Choice is due on Wednesday. Complete both sides of the word map. Reminder: provide at least four synonyms and four antonyms for both of your chosen vocab words.
2. Homonym test fix-its are due on Wednesday.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 26-28 of Milkweed.
2. WW3 D & E are due on Tuesday.
3. Descriptive drawing and analysis are due on Wednesday.
4. Read and annotate close reading for tomorrow.
English
1. Complete front and back of second page of sentences packet.
7th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's quiz on chapters 1-3 of The Hobbit.
2. Read and annotate "The Daisy Girl Ad" (close reading). Complete the attached questions. Watch "The Daisy Girl" campaign ad.
3. Your descriptive drawing project is due tomorrow.
4. You will have a check-in on your character chart tomorrow.
English
1. Finish WW3 sentences, if you did not do so in class.
6th
Reading
1. Finish the folk literature study packet and study for tomorrow's quiz!
2. WW3 D & E are due Tuesday.
English
1. Finish WW3 sentences, if you did not do so in class.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 22-25 of Milkweed.
2. WW3 B & C
3. Read and annotate close reading for Friday.
English
1. Continue research of high schools. Print out the essay (or other writing prompt) and mission statement of each school to which you are applying.
7th
Reading
1. Finish your chapters 1-3 study packet. Your quiz on these chapters is on Friday.
2. WW3 B & C
3. Read and annotate "The Daisy Girl Ad"for Friday. Complete the attached questions. Watch "The Daisy Girl" campaign ad.
4. Your descriptive drawing project is due on Friday.
5. You will have a check-in on your character chart on Friday.
6th
Reading
1. Complete folk literature study packet for Friday.
2. WW3 B & C
3. Study for Friday's folk literature quiz.
English
1. Your Hercules labor retelling is due tomorrow.
2. Study for tomorrow's homonym test!

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 22-25 of Milkweed.
2. WW3 B & C are due on Thursday.
English
1. Find the essay (or similar) for the high schools to which you are applying. Print out the essay prompt as well as the school's mission statement.
7th
Reading
1. Complete your chapters 1-3 study packet for Thursday. Your quiz on these chapters is on Friday.
2. WW3 B & C are due on Thursday.
3. Your descriptive drawing project is due on Friday. Bring work and materials to class tomorrow.
4. You will have a check-in on your character chart on Friday.
5. If you are making revisions to your Cesar Chavez worksheet, they are due by Friday.
6th
Reading
1. Finish fantasy elements packet for tomorrow.
2. WW3 B & C are due on Thursday.
2. You will have a folk literature quiz on Friday. Tonight, start thinking about which of the five sub-genres (folk tales, legends/tall tales, myths, fables, and fairy tales) each of our stories falls under. Tomorrow, you will be creating a web to explore the five sub-genres.
English
1. Your Hercules labor retelling is due on Thursday.
2. You will have a homonyms test on Thursday.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 3
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 20-21 of Milkweed.
2. Read and study WW3 words.
English
1. Research the high schools that interest you. Pay close attention to the mission statement and application process of each school.
2. Complete the front and back of the first page of your sentences packet.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 3 of The Hobbit. Prepare for a reading check.
2. Read and study WW3 words.
3. Your fantasy fiction worksheet is due tomorrow.
4. Your descriptive drawing project is due on Friday.
5. If you are making revisions to your Cesar Chavez worksheet, they are due by Friday.
English
1. Plural/possessive nouns worksheet
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "Rapunzel". Keep in mind the elements of fairy tale.
2. Read and study WW3 words.
3. Finish fantasy elements packet for Wednesday.
4. You will have a quiz on folk literature on Friday.
English
1. Your Hercules labor retelling is due on Thursday.
2. You will have a homonyms test on Thursday.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

8th
Reading

1. Read chapters 20-21 of Milkweed.
2. WW2 test fix-its are due on Friday.
English
1. Research the high schools that interest you. Pay close attention to the mission statement and application process of each school.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 3 of The Hobbit.
2. Using your close reading, complete the Hero's Journey chart. Remember that the story begins in media res -- pay close attention to the order of the plot.
3. Complete the fantasy fiction worksheet for Tuesday.
4. WW2 test fix-its are due on Wednesday.
5. Your descriptive drawing project is due on on Friday.
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "The Water of Life".
2. WW2 test fix-its are due on Wednesday.
English
1. Begin studying for Thursday's homonym quiz.
2. Your labor retelling is due on Thursday.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "Hansel and Gretel" (close reading) for Friday. Complete the attached plot diagram.
2. Milkweed fix-its are due tomorrow.
English
1. Prepare for your research presentation.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 2 of The Hobbit. You will have a reading check tomorrow. 
2. Read and annotate the summary of The Odyssey (close reading). While annotating, look for the stages of the Hero's Journey.
3. Read the instructions for your descriptive drawing project. This will be due next Friday.
English
1. Study your notes on nouns.
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "El Principe Orso".
English
1. Your homophones project is due tomorrow.
2. Prepare for a entrance card on to/too/two.
3. Work on your labor retelling (due next Thursday).
4. You will have a quiz on homonyms next Friday.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
8th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW2 test!
2. Reread and annotate chapters 18-19 of Milkweed.
3. Read and annotate "Hansel and Gretel" (close reading) for Friday. Complete the attached plot diagram.
7th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW2 test!
2. Read chapter 2 of The Hobbit.
3. Read and annotate the summary of The Odyssey (close reading) for Friday. While annotating, look for the stages of the Hero's Journey.
English
1. Complete pages 22 & 23 in your nouns packet.
6th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW2 test!
2. Read and annotate "Paul Bunyan".
3. Please review the instructions for your Labor of Hercules retelling.
English
1. Complete page 15 in your homonyms packet.
2. Your homophones project is due on Friday.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 18-19 of Milkweed.
English
1. WW2 Teacher's Choice (two pictures)
2. WWII/Holocaust research project is due tomorrow. Bring in your typed Works Cited and be prepared to present your PowerPoint. If you have been absent this week, see one of us about an extension.
7th
Reading
1. Finish chapter 1 annotations. Pay special attention to the two songs in this chapter. How does the mood of each differ? We will be taking a closer look at both tomorrow in class. Be prepared for a reading check tomorrow. 
2. Kennedy-Nixon activity is due on Wednesday. Give thorough detail to support all claims.
3. WW2 test is on Thursday.
English
1. WW2 Teacher's Choice (a short fall story using 8 vocab words)
2. Noun chart (using chapter 1 of The Hobbit) is due tomorrow.
3. Complete pages 19 & 21 in your nouns packet.
6th
Reading

1. Read and annotate the second version of "The Lion and the Mouse". Complete the questions on the back side of the handout.
2. WW2 test is on Thursday.
English
1. WW2 Teacher's Choice (a short fall story using 8 vocab words) is due tomorrow.
2. Your homophones project is due on Friday.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 15-17 of Milkweed. Compare/contrast the "parade" in chapter 15 to the one in chapter 5.
English
1. Final draft of your name story is due tomorrow.
2. WW2 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due on Wednesday.
3. WWII/Holocaust research project is due on Wednesday.
7th
Reading
1. Read pages 14-27 of The Hobbit
2. Watch TED Ed video "What Makes a Hero?". Be prepared for an entrance card tomorrow.
3. Kennedy-Nixon activity is due on Wednesday. Give thorough detail to support all claims.
English
1. WW2 Teacher's Choice (a short fall story using 8 vocab words) is due on Wednesday.
2. Using chapter 1 of The Hobbit, complete your noun chart for Wednesday.
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "Loki's Monstrous Children". 
English
1. Complete page 11 in your homonym packet.
2. Your fable (with illustration) is due tomorrow.
3. WW2 Teacher's Choice (a short fall story using 8 vocab words) is due on Wednesday.
4. Your homophones project is due on Friday.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 15-17 of Milkweed. Compare/contrast the "parade" in chapter 15 to the one in chapter 5.
2. WW2 D & E
English
1. Your research journal is due on Monday. Please complete your last entry. Make any revisions to entries.
2. Edit and publish your name story (including illustration).
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate pages 1-13 of The Hobbit.
2. WW2 D & E
3. If you have not already, watch "The First JFK-Nixon Debate". You will be completing an activity on the close reading and this video on Monday.
English
1. Something to think about: on Monday, we will discuss concrete and abstract nouns -- what do you remember about these two categories?
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "Thor's Hammer".
2. Read Hercules' Labors 4 & 5.
3. WW2 D & E is due Monday.
English
1. Complete pages 7 & 9 in your homonym packet.
2. Using the Middle School Writing Guide as a reference, work on editing your fable (remember: CUPS!). Your final draft (including an illustration of a scene from your fable) will be due on Tuesday. You will only need to turn in this final draft -- you do not need to turn in a sloppy copy with editing marks.
3. Please read over the instructions for your homophone project. You will have some time in class on Monday to work on your project.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Happy birthday, Bilbo Baggins!  
8th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's quiz on chapters 1-14 of Milkweed.
2. Read and annotate poem packet (close reading).
3. WW2 D & E are due on Monday.
English
1. Work on revisions of your name story.
7th
Reading
1. Read pages 1-13 of The Hobbit. Annotations will be due on Monday.
2. Read and annotate Kennedy-Nixon article (close reading).
3. Watch "The First JFK-Nixon Debate".
4. WW2 D & E are due on Monday.
English
1. Review notes on nouns.
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "The Golden Fleece" (chart = Tea & Gregory).
2. Read the Hercules introduction and the first labor.
3. WW2 D & E are due on Monday.
English
1. Finish WW2 sentences, if you did not do so in class.
2. Complete the homonym card (first day of fall).
3. Bring the clean copy of your fable to class tomorrow. Work on your illustration.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Calleva -- see Tuesday's homework.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20
With tomorrow's Calleva field trip, you will not have language arts class. Homework below is for both tonight and Wednesday night but is not due until Thursday. Please pace yourself! 
8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapters 9-14 of Milkweed. You will have a quiz on chapters 1-14 on Friday.
2. WW2 B & C
3. Work on your Milkweed figurative language chart.
4. Complete the "Cesar Chavez" worksheet for Thursday. Remember to echo the question, answer all parts of each question, and provide thorough detail to support your claims. Include at least three wonders to add to the list we began in class today.
5. Read and annotate packet of poems (close reading) for Friday.
6. Read the excerpt from The Diary of Anne Frank.
English
1. Bring in the draft of your name story
7th
Reading
1. Read Tolkien bio.
2. Read and annotate Kennedy-Nixon article (close reading) for Friday.
3. Watch "The First JFK-Nixon Debate" for Friday.
4. WW2 A, B, and C
English
1. Write a list of seven common nouns. Create a second list renaming each common noun as a proper noun. (example: character - Bilbo Baggins)
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "Pandora" (chart = Ella) -- tonight's reading.
2. Read and annotate "Prometheus" (chart = Delaney & Spencer) -- Wednesday's reading.
3. Read constellations handout and be prepared for an entrance card.
4. WW2 B & C
5. "Golden Apples" worksheet is due Thursday.
English
1. Make revisions to your fable. On Thursday, bring both your marked up "sloppy" and your clean typed copy that incorporates revisions. Work on your illustration for your fable. Follow the Middle School Writing Guide for both your writing and drawing.
2. Complete the homonyms hunt.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Note for all classes: all fix-its are due by Friday; however, you may turn yours in before Calleva on Wednesday to have your fix-its added to Thursday's progress report.
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 9-14 of Milkweed.
2. Complete the "Cesar Chavez" worksheet for Thursday. Remember to echo the question, answer all parts of each question, and provide thorough detail to support your claims. Include at least three wonders to add to the list we began in class today.
3. Read and study WW2 words.
English
1. Bring your prewriting of your name story to class. A rough draft is due on Thursday.
7th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's non-fiction quiz!
2. Read and study WW2 words.
English
1. Study today's notes on common and proper nouns.
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "Danaus, Perseus, and the Gorgon" (chart = Maia & Frankie).
2. Read and study WW2 words.
3. Complete the "Golden Apples" worksheet for Thursday.
English
1. Complete pages 4-6 in your homonyms packet (finish "stair/stare" ending at the top of page 7).
2. Bring your fable draft to class. We will be peer revising.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 5-8 of Milkweed.
2. Bring your "Cesar Chavez" reading to class.
English
1. Prewrite for your name story.
2. Continue to research your WWII/Holocaust topic. You will have a journal on Monday.
7th
Reading
1. Take the online quiz for "No Gumption"/""Snowflake Bentley".
2. Complete "Comparing Biography and Autobiography" (page 483) on loose leaf.
3. Finish the "Cesar Chavez" worksheet. You should echo each question and provide thorough detail to support each answer. Bring your reading to class -- you will receive a grade for annotations. (Note: Braceros by Domingo Ulloa)
4. Study for Tuesday's non-fiction quiz.
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "The Apples of Love and the Apple of Discord". Cailey and Charles, complete your analysis chart for this myth.
English
1. Write a first draft of your fable.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 1-4 of Milkweed.
2. Read and annotate "Cesar Chavez: The Life Behind a Legacy of Farm Labor Rights" (close reading).
English
1. Study for tomorrow's Writing Process quiz.
2. Continue to research your WWII/Holocaust topic.
7th
Reading
1. Read "No Gumption" (pages 474-482).
2. Read and annotate "Cesar Chavez: The Life Behind a Legacy of Farm Labor Rights" (close reading).
3. You will have a non-fiction quiz on Tuesday.
English
1. Study for tomorrow's writing process quiz!
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "Athena" and "Aphrodite". (Reminder: tonight is Juliette's turn to complete the myth analysis chart on "Athena", and Fiona will complete the myth chart on "Aphrodite".)
2. Finish your Olympia booklet.
English
1. Complete two prewriting activities for your fable. Choose one activity from the "brainstorming" category (use Middle School Writing Guide for reference) and complete your fable chart (this will count for the "organizational" category).

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 1-4 of Milkweed
2. Study for tomorrow's WW1 test!
3. Read and annotate "Cesar Chavez: The Life Behind a Legacy of Farm Labor Rights" (close reading) for Friday.
English
1. Study for your Writing Process quiz on Friday.
2. Continue to research your WWII/Holocaust topic.
7th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW1 test!
2. Complete the online quiz on "Volar: To Fly".
3. Read "The Legend of Snowflake Bentley" (pages 468-473).
4. Read and annotate "Cesar Chavez: The Life Behind a Legacy of Farm Labor Rights" (close reading) for Friday.
5. You will have a non-fiction quiz on Tuesday.
English
1. Writing Process quiz on Friday.
6th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW1 test!
2. Complete #4 on your "What Is a Myth?" handout from class.
3. Read and annotate "Anansi and the Box of Stories".
Notes
1. Tomorrow after your WW1 test, you will prewrite for your fable. Bring the instructions and fable chart to class.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Back to School Night 
8th
Reminders
1. WW1 Teacher's Choice (two vocab pictures) is due tomorrow.
2. WW1 test on Thursday
3. Writing Process quiz on Friday
4. Continue to research your WWII/Holocaust topic.
7th
Reminders
1. WW1 Teacher's Choice (two vocab pictures) is due tomorrow.
2. WW1 test on Thursday
3. Writing Process quiz on Friday
4. Non-fiction quiz on Tuesday
5. If you would like to get a head start on Wednesday's homework, your next essay to read from the textbook is "The Legend of Snowflake Bentley" (pages 468-473).
6th
Reminders
1. WW1 Teacher's Choice (two vocab pictures) is due tomorrow.
2. Your WW1 test is on Thursday.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
8th
Reading
1. Read your WWII/Holocaust research.
English
1. WW1 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due on Wednesday.
2. You will have a quiz on the writing process on Friday.
3. Continue to research your WWII/Holocaust topic.
7th
Reading
1. Read "I Am a Native of North America" (pages 442-448).
2. You will have a non-fiction quiz next Tuesday.
English
1. WW1 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due on Wednesday.
2. Review Writing Process notes (Middle School Writing Guide). You will have a quiz on Friday.
6th
Reading
1. Read "Black Cowboy, Wild Horses" (pages 828-836).
2. Study your folk literature notes.
English
1. WW1 Teacher's Choice (two vocab pictures) is due on Wednesday. Your WW1 test will be on Thursday.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

8th
Reading
1. WW1 D & E
2. Read and annotate the excerpts from Women Heroes of World War II.
English
1. Edit and publish your September poem.
2. Continue to research your WWII/Holocaust topic.
English
7th
Reading
1. WW1 D & E
2. Take the online quiz for "Conversational Ballgames".
3. Review annotations on "Couch Potatoes". Use your rubric as a guide to revise your annotations before handing in on Monday.
English
1. Edit and publish your Spud-tacular Story!
6th
Reading
1. WW1 Exercises D & E
2. Read "The Lion and the Bulls" and "The Crippled Boy" (pages 846-852). Which types of folk literature are these two texts?
3. Finish "Arachne" myth chart.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "The Tuskegee Airmen" and "America's Patriotic Victory Gardens". Write at least three annotations on each propaganda poster found on the back side on "Victory Gardens". Use the handout that you received yesterday as an aide.
2. Read and annotate close reading ("We Escaped Death").
3. WW1 D & E are due on Monday.
English
1. Revisions of September poem are due tomorrow. Bring both copies to class.
2. Finish your WW1 sentences, if you did not do so in class.
3. Continue to research your WWII/Holocaust topic. You will write a journal entry tomorrow in class.
7th
Reading
1. Read "Conversational Ballgames" (pages 430-436).
2. Read and annotate "Couch Potatoes" close reading.
3. WW1 D & E are due on Monday.
English
1. Finish WW1 sentences, if you did not do so in class.
2. Edit and publish your Spud-tacular Story for Monday.
 Potato joke: What do you call a lazy baby kangaroo? (answer tomorrow!)
6th
Reading
1. Complete "Reading Skill" and "Literary Analysis" (#1-5 on page 845) on loose leaf. Remember your middle school heading! 
2. WW1 Exercises D & E are due on Monday.
English
1. Finish your eight WW1 sentences, if you did not do so in class today. Show the meaning of each vocab word through descriptive context clues.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "No Man Is an Island". Complete all attached questions.
2. Watch TED Ed video "How Did Hitler Rise to Power?".
3. Read and annotate close reading ("We Escaped Death") by Friday.
4. WW1 B & C are due tomorrow.
English
1. Revise your September poem for Friday. Bring both copies to class.
2. Continue to research your WWII/Holocaust topic
7th
Reading
1. Take the online quiz for "Life Without Gravity".
2. Read and annotate "Couch Potatoes" close reading for Friday.
3. WW1 B & C are due tomorrow.
English
1. Revise Spud-tacular Story. Bring your marked up "sloppy copy" and your typed revised copy to class.
6th
Reading
1. Take the online quiz (on Pearson SuccessNet) for "Arachne". The quiz is listed under "To Do". You may use your book to complete the quiz.
2. Read "The Tiger Who Would Be King" and "The Ant and the Dove" (pages 840-844 in your textbook).
3. WW1 B & C are due tomorrow.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "Danish Resistance during the Holocaust". Answer the attached questions.
2. WW1 A; B & C are due Thursday.
English
1. A rough draft of your September poem is due tomorrow.
2. Continue to research your WWII/Holocaust topic.
English
7th
Reading
1. Read "Life without Gravity" (beginning on page 422 of your textbook.
2. WW1 B & C are due on Thursday.
English
1. Bring your Spud-tacular Story to class tomorrow. We will be reviewing the revising stage of the writing process.
6th
Reading
1. Reread "Arachne". Now that you have your log-in information, explore the online textbook.
2. Complete Wordly Wise Lesson 1 Exercise A for tomorrow. Exercise B & C are due on Thursday, but you may choose to get a jump start!

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
NO SCHOOL -- Labor Day! 
See Friday's homework.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

Homework for Labor Day Weekend
8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "A God Who Remembers".
2. Read and annotate "First They Came". Complete the attached questions.
3. Read and study WW1 words.
English
1. Draft your September poem for Wednesday.
2. Primary source set activity is due Tuesday.
3. Research WWII/Holocaust project topic.
7th
Reading
1. Read and study WW1 words.
2. Take the online quiz for "Arachne".
English
1. Write a draft of your Spud-tacular Story.
2. Practice for Summer in a Can.
6th
Reading
1. Read and study Wordly Wise Lesson 1 (WW1) words.
2. Read the myth of "Arachne", beginning on page 860 of your textbook.
English
1. Practice for Summer in a Can.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "Introduction to the Holocaust". Complete the attached questions.
2. Read and annotate the transcript of "The Danger of a Single Story". Consider how Adichie's message relates to your summer reading book. Link to TED Talk
English
1. Prewrite for poem. Choose at least one brainstorming strategy and at least one organizational strategy to complete. Refer to pages 5-6 in your MSWG for guidance.
2. Primary source set activity is due Tuesday.
3. Practice for your Summer in a Can presentation.
7th
Reading
1. Read "What Makes a Rembrandt a Rembrandt" (pages 412-417 in your textbook).
2. Read and annotate close reading. Use the annotations rubric as a guide.
English
1. Prewrite for your Spud-tacular Story. Choose at least one brainstorming strategy and at least one organizational strategy to complete. Refer to pages 5-6 in your MSWG for guidance.
2. Practice for your Summer in a Can presentation.
6th
Reading
1. Review today's notes on story structure.
English
1. Practice for your Summer in a Can presentation. 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31

8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "Why Do People Follow the Crowd?". Complete the attached questions.
2. Read and annotate the transcript of "The Danger of a Single Story" for Friday. Consider how Adichie's message relates to your summer reading book. Link to TED Talk
3. Assemble your language arts binder with dividers (English, Reading, Wordly Wise, MSWG).
English
1. Read through the instructions for your WWII/Holocaust research project. Think about which topic(s) you may be interested in researching.
2. Practice for your Summer in a Can presentation. Use the presentation rubric (found in your summer work packet) as a guide.
Notes
1. WWII/Holocaust Non-fiction Reading Calendar
7th
Reading
1. Copy terms from textbook pages 410-411 into your reading notes. You may access your book online through Pearson SuccessNet.
2. Read "What Is an Essay?" on pages 408-409.
3. Read and annotate "A Snack Attack from Route 11" for Friday.
English
1. Practice for your Summer in a Can presentation. Use the presentation rubric (found in your summer work packet) as a guide. 
Notes
1. Non-fiction Reading Calendar
6th
Reading
1. Review today's notes on story structure.
English
1. Practice for your Summer in a Can presentation. Use the presentation rubric (found in your summer work packet) as a guide.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 30
8th
English
1. Practice for your Summer in a Can presentation. Use the presentation rubric (found in your summer work packet) as a guide.
Reading
1. Bring your chosen summer reading book to class.
7th
Reading
1. Reread pages 19-24 of Black Potatoes. Take note of how and where people lived. Consider how the author uses illustrations in this section. Continue to bring your book to class.
English
1. Finish assembling binder with dividers (English, Reading, Wordly Wise, MSWG).
2. Look over Middle School Writing Guide.
3. Practice for your Summer in a Can presentation. Use the presentation rubric (found in your summer work packet) as a guide.
6th
Reading
1. Continue to bring The Bad Beginning to class.
English
1.  Practice for your Summer in a Can presentation. Use the presentation rubric (found in your summer work packet) as a guide.

MONDAY, AUGUST 29
Welcome back!
All middle school
1. Share your list of Hopes & Dreams with a parent and choose two to three to focus on this school year. You will share these two to three with your class.
2. Practice for your Summer in a Can presentation. Use the presentation rubric (found in your summer work packet) as a guide.
3. Bring your summer reading book to school.



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