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HOMEWORK

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 15-17 of Milkweed. Compare/contrast the "parade" in chapter 15 to the one in chpater 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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