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HOMEWORK

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11
8th
Reading
1. Read Saki's "The Story-Teller" in your textbook. Bring your book to class tomorrow.
English
1. Prewrite for prompt.
2. Consider the style of the writers we've read -- how do they compare to that of Hemingway? 
7th
Includes homework for tonight, the weekend, and Monday evening -- you will not have language arts class tomorrow due to the 12:15 dismissal
Reading
1. Read "Conversational Ballgames" and its vocab (pages 430-436) and complete the online quiz.
2. Read "I Am a Native of North America" and its vocab (pages 442-448). You will take the online quiz Tuesday evening for homework.
English
1. "Proper Nouns & Proper Adjectives" worksheet
2. Prewrite, draft, and revise prompt. Bring your research in to class on Tuesday.
3. Draft your superlative project. We will peer review in class on Tuesday.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 41-42 of Maniac Magee.
2. Activity 13
English
1. Pronoun worksheet
2. Prewrite for your prompt. Bring at least one item of research in to class tomorrow.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10
8th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW10 test!
2. Take the online quiz for "Thank You, Ma'am".
English
1. Task III due at the beginning of class tomorrow.
7th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW10 test!
2. Take the online quiz for "Life without Gravity".
English
1. Review you notes on adjectives.
6th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW10 test!
2. Read chapters 41-42 of Maniac Magee.
3. Complete Activity 12.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9
8th
Reading
1. Read Langston Hughes' "Thank You, Ma'am" in your textbook.
2. Study for Thursday's WW10 test.
English
1. WW10 Teacher's Choice (word maps) due tomorrow
2. Complete the first page (front and back) of the nouns packet.
3. Continue to work on Task III. Due to today's weather delay, you will have time in class tomorrow to work on this assignment.
7th
Reading
1. Read "Life without Gravity" and its vocabulary terms (pages 422-428).
2. Study for Thursday's WW10 test.
English
1. WW10 Teacher's Choice (word maps) due tomorrow
2. Adjective packet due tomorrow.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 39-40 of Maniac Magee. You will have a reading check tomorrow.
2. Study for Thursday's WW10 test.
English
1. WW10 Teacher's Choice (word maps) due tomorrow
2. Complete pages 39, 40, and 42 of your nouns packet.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate section IV of The Old Man and the Sea.
English
1. WW10 Teacher's Choice (word maps) due Wednesday
2. Work on Task III.
3. Complete first page (front and back) of verbs packets.
7th
Reading
1. Take online quiz for "What Makes a Rembrandt and Rembrandt?".
2. Read "Life without Gravity" for Wednesday. Keep organization, author's purpose, and main idea and supporting details in mind while reading.
English
1. WW10 Teacher's Choice (word maps) due Wednesday
2. Adjectives packet due on Wednesday
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 39-40 of Maniac Magee. Reread and annotate for Wednesday.
2. Activity 11
English
1. WW10 Teacher's Choice (word maps) due Wednesday
2. Complete pages 39, 40, and 42 of your nouns packet by Wednesday.



FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5

8th
Reading
1. Read section IV (pages 64-81) of The Old Man and the Sea.
2. WW10 D & E
English
1. Work on Task III.
7th
Reading
1. Read "What Makes a Rembrandt a Rembrandt?" (pages 412-417) and be prepared to discuss in class on Monday. Using last night's notes as a guide, answer the following questions in your notebooks:
A. What is the author's purpose? (Reminder: an essay may have more than one purpose.)
B. How is the essay organized? Is it, in fact, organized in one of the four methods from your notes? Describe.
2. WW10 D & E
3. WW9 test fix-its due by Wednesday.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 36-38 of Maniac Magee. You will have a reading check on Monday.
2. WW10 D & E
3. Activity 10
4. Maniac Magee quiz fix-its due by Wednesday.
English
1. Complete pages 33, 34, and 36 (pages on common and proper nouns) of your noun packet.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate section III of The Old Man and the Sea.
2. Prepare for tomorrow's fishbowl discussion.
English
1. Finish WW10 sentences.
2. Research for Task III.
7th
Reading
1. Read "What Is an Essay" (page 409 in your textbook).
2. Take notes on terms on pages 410-411.
English
1. WW10 sentences
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 36-38 of Maniac Magee.
2. Activity 10 is due on Monday.
English
1. Maniac Magee noun search. Reminder: find four examples of each of the four categories (person, place, thing, idea) and label all sixteen examples as either "common" or "proper".
2. Finish WW10 sentences, if you did not do so in class.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
8th
Reading
1. WW10 B & C
2. Read section III (page 45-63) of The Old Man and the Sea.
English
1. Task II is due tomorrow.
2. Your prompt is due tomorrow if you have chosen to revise an additional time.
7th
Reading
1. WW10 B & C
2. Practice your retelling! Each chapter should only be 1-2 minutes in length.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 33-35 Maniac Magee. Be ready for a reading check tomorrow.
2. WW10 B & C
3. Complete the characterization worksheet.
4. WW9 test fix-its are due by Friday.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate section II of The Old Man and the Sea.
2. Finish WW10 A
English
1. Edit and publish prompt.
2. Work on Task II.
7th
Reading
1. Prepare for tomorrow's practice retelling.
2. Finish WW10 A, if you did not do so in class.
English
1. Edit and publish prompt.
2. Take online adjectives pre-quiz available on Pearson SuccessNet.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 33-35 of Maniac Magee.
2. Finish WW10 A, if you did not do so in class.
3. STEAL characterization worksheet is due tomorrow.
English
1. Edit and publish prompt (please type your published writing!).

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 1
Welcome back!
8th
Reading
1. Prepare for a reading check on section I of The Old Man and the Sea. Read section II.
English
1. Revise prompt. Bring in your "marked" draft and clean revised copy.
2. Work on Task II.
7th
Reading
1. Chapter summary chart and character charts are due tomorrow.
2. Study for tomorrow's final test on The Hobbit.
English
1. Revise prompt. Bring in your "marked" draft and clean revised copy.
6th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's test on Parts I and II of Maniac Magee.
2. Complete STEAL characterization worksheet by Wednesday.
English
1. Revise prompt. Bring in your  prewriting, "marked" draft, and clean revised copy.



MONDAY, JANUARY 25-FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

Continue working on your snow days assignments. Once you've completed the assigned readings, wait until we've returned to school to resume your reading schedule.


I hop
e you're all having a safe (and fun ) snow "break"! 

Updates:
  • Middle school field trip Monday morning
  • Be prepared to take WW9 test upon return -- we will make adjustments as needed.
  • Tests on Maniac Magee and The Hobbit will be moved to Tuesday.
  • 8th grade: an online quiz has been posted for the pieces that you've read from your literature textbook over the days off.
  • Writing prompts are linked below. Student should complete prewriting (two activities) on Friday and drafting for Monday.
6th grade writing prompt
7th grade writing prompt
8th grade writing prompt



FRIDAY, JANUARY 22

NO SCHOOL -- SNOW DAY 
See Thursday's assignments. 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 + possible snow days
Students were given hard copies of their work for the next few days, in the event of school cancellations. Due dates are listed -- if we are out of school on the given due date, students are to bring in assignments upon return to school.
8th
Wordly Wise
1. WW9 D & E (Monday)
2. WW9 Teacher's Choice -- two pictures (Wednesday)
3. Study for Thursday's WW9 test.
Literature Textbook
1. Read "Up the Slide" on page 314 (for Monday). 
2. Read "A Glow in the Dark" on page 321 (for Tuesday & reread for Wednesday).
Hemingway
1. Work on Task II research.
2. Review section I (pages 9-28) and be ready to discuss upon return.
7th
Wordly Wise
1. WW9 D & E (Monday)
2. WW9 Teacher's Choice -- two pictures (Wednesday)
3. Study for Thursday's WW9 test.
The Hobbit
1. Read "Critical Commentary: Bilbo's Luck" (Friday 1/22).
2. We are scheduled to have a "practice" retelling on Friday and final retelling on Monday. We will push back dates as needed. You will have a practice run before the final.
3. Final tweet turn-in -- revised/edited chapters 1-19 tweets (Tuesday)
4. Character chart and chapter summary chart (Wednesday)
5. Study for Wednesday's final test on The Hobbit.
6th
Wordly Wise
1. WW9 D & E (Monday)
2. WW9 Teacher's Choice -- two pictures (Wednesday)
3. Study for Thursday's WW9 test.
Maniac Magee
1. Read "Segregation" handout (Friday 1/22).
2. Complete any unfinished annotations in Part II.
3. Study for Wednesday's test on Parts I & II.
4. Grayson symbol project (Tuesday)
5. Activity 7 (Monday) & Activity 8 (Tuesday)

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate pages 9-28 of The Old Man and the Sea.
2. WW9 B & C
English
1.Bring in research for Hemingway Task II.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 19.
2. WW9 B & C
3. Continue to work on character chart and chapter summary chart (due on the day of your final test).
English
1. Work on your retelling (we will have a first run-through on Friday).
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 31-32 of Maniac Magee.
2. WW9 B & C
3. WW8 test fix-its due tomorrow.
English
1. Prewrite and draft Grayson symbol project.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 19
8th
Reading
1. Read pages 9-28 of The Old Man and the Sea.
English
1. Hemingway Task I due tomorrow. You will have only about fifteen minutes in class tomorrow to add any finishing touches.
2. Edit and publish prompt.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 19 of The Hobbit.
2. Continue to work on character chart and chapter summary chart (due on the day of your final test).
English
1. Study for tomorrow's verb quiz!
2. Edit and publish prompt.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 31-32 of Maniac Magee.
English
1. Edit and publish prompt.
2. Read over instructions for Grayson symbol project.

MONDAY, JANUARY 18
NO SCHOOL - Dr. MLK Jr. Day



FRIDAY, JANUARY 15

Homework for MLK Jr. weekend.
8th
Reading
1. Read "The American Dream" and take online quiz.
2. Read and study WW9 words.
3. Finish worksheet from class.
English
1. Study for Tuesday's noun test.
2. Draft and revise prompt. You need to bring your marked up draft and your clean copy into school on Tuesday.
3. Finish grammar packet.
7th
See Thursday's homework.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 27-30.
2. Activity 6
3. Read and study WW9 words.
English
1. Draft and revise prompt. You need to bring your marked up draft and your clean copy into school on Tuesday.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 14
8th
Reading
1. Reread "Hamadi" and take online quiz.
2. Author's style worksheet.
English
1. Prewrite for prompt
2. Appositives hunt.
7th
Homework for tonight and MLK Jr. weekend.
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapter 18 of The Hobbit.
English
1. Finish prewriting for prompt. Draft and revise.
2. Complete packet on irregular verbs.
3. Study for Wednesday's quiz on verbs.
4. Puppets are due on Tuesday.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 27-30 of Maniac Magee.
2. Study for tomorrow's WW8 test.
English
1. Prewrite for prompt.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13
8th
Reading
1. Read "Hamadi" (beginning on page 261 of your textbook).
2. Study for Friday's WW8 test.
English
1. Study your notes on nouns.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 17 of The Hobbit.
2. Study for tomorrow's WW8 test.
English
1. Complete both sides of the subject/verb agreement worksheet.
2. Work on your chapter retelling.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 22-26 of Maniac Magee.
2. Study for Friday's WW8 test.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12
8th
Reading
1. Reread "A Life in Letters" and "Travels with Charlie".
English
1. WW8 Teacher's Choice (structured paragraph) is due tomorrow.
2. Study your notes on nouns.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 17 of The Hobbit.
2. Finish Thorin activity. Reminder: include at least one quote from the text.
English
1. WW8 Teacher's Choice (story using eight vocab words) is due tomorrow.
2. Finish pink grammar worksheet, if you did not do so in class.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 22-26 of Maniac Magee.
English
1. Your group figurative language project is due tomorrow.
2. WW8 Teacher's Choice (figurative language illustrations) is due tomorrow.

MONDAY, JANUARY 11
8th
Reading
1. Read "Travels with Charlie" in textbook.
2. Your soundtrack project is due tomorrow!
English
1. Complete sections 1 and 2 on appositives worksheet.
2. WW8 Teacher's Choice (structured paragraph) due Wednesday
3. Work on your part for Hemingway task 1. You will meet with your partner in class on Wednesday.
Notes:
1. Due to this week's Scantron schedule, your WW8 test will be on Friday. 
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 16 of The Hobbit
2. Timeline worksheet due tomorrow.
English
1. WW8 Teacher's Choice (story with eight vocab words) due Wednesday
2. Work on map/puppets/retelling. All items due on map on Wednesday.
Notes:
1. Your WW8 test will be on time (Thursday).
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 15-21 of Maniac Magee.
2. Activity 5
English
1. WW8 Teacher's Choice (figurative language illustrations) due Wednesday
2. Work on your part for figurative language project (due Wednesday).
Notes:
1. Due to this week's Scantron schedule, your WW8 test will be on Friday.



FRIDAY, JANUARY 8

8th
Reading
1. WW8 D & E
2. Read "A Life in Letters".
English
1. Complete first page (front and back) of noun packet.
2. Work on your part of the soundtrack project.
3. Read instructions for Hemingway tasks 1-3.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 16 of The Hobbit.
2. WW5 D & E
3. Complete timeline worksheet by Tuesday.
English
1. Finish journal, if you did not do so in class.
2. Chapters 10-15 tweets are due on Monday.
3. Work on map/puppets/retelling.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 15-21 of Maniac Magee.
2. WW8 D & E
3. Complete Activity 4. Finish Activity 3, if you did not do so in class.
4. Work on your part for figurative language project.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7
8th
English
1. Review your notes on nouns.
2. Work on your part of the soundtrack project.
3. Finish WW8 sentences.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 15 of The Hobbit.
English
1. WW8 sentences (Label each sentences "active voice" or "passive voice". At least two sentences should be in passive voice.)
2. Chapters 10-15 tweets are due on Monday.
3. Work on map/puppets/retelling.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 12-14 of Maniac Magee.
English
1. Finish WW8 sentences (include at least two examples of figurative language).
2. Finish hamburger charts and color in neatly.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6
8th
Reading
1. WW8 B & C
2. Study for tomorrow's Milkweed quiz.
English
1. Review your notes on nouns.
2. Work on your part of the soundtrack project.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 15 of The Hobbit.
2. WW8 B & C
English
1. Chapters 10-15 tweets are due on Monday, January 11.
2. Work on map/puppets/retelling.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 12-14 of Maniac Magee.
2. WW8 B & C
English
1. Complete the topic sentences worksheet. Reminder: the supporting details of each paragraph must "prove" the topic sentence/main idea.
2. Group myth retelling due tomorrow!

TUESDAY, JANUARY 5
8th
Reading
1. Complete Milkweed chart worksheet.
2. Study for Thursday's Milkweed quiz.
English
1. The final draft of your fairytale is due tomorrow.
2. Work on your part of the soundtrack project.
7th
Reading
1. Chapters 12-14 review packet is due tomorrow.
English
1. Complete both sides of the active/passive voice worksheet.
2. Chapters 10-15 tweets are due on Monday, January 11.
3. Work on map/puppets/retelling.
Notes:
1. Here is the link to the video that we watched today, framing Star Wars within the Hero's Journey pattern. Consider how far Bilbo has come along in the Hero's Journey since the initial stages found in chapters 1-3.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 8-11 of Maniac Magee. Reminder: you will have a reading check tomorrow!
2. From the we've read so far (chapters 1-11), find one example of each of the four types of figurative language (metaphor, simile, personification, and hyperbole) in Maniac. On a piece of loose leaf, write your four quotes and include page numbers.
3. Read over your figurative language project instructions and come to class with any questions.

MONDAY, JANUARY 4
8th
Reading
1. Finish any annotations in your Milkweed text.
2. Read and study WW8 words.
3. Milkweed quiz on Thursday,
English
1. The final draft of your fairytale is due on Wednesday.
2. Work on your soundtrack project.
7th
Reading
1. Chapters 12-14 review packet is due on Wednesday.
2. Read and study WW8 words.
English
1. Chapters 10-15 tweets are due on Monday, January 11.
2. Work on map/puppets/retelling.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapters 8-11 of Maniac Magee.
2. Read and study WW8 words.
English
1. Your group myth retelling project is due Thursday.



CHRISTMAS BREAK

All homework for break assigned Thursday.
Have a safe and wonderful Christmas holiday! See you in the new year! 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17
8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapters 41-45 of Milkweed.
2. Work on your part of the soundtrack project.
English
1. Revise and edit your fairytale for Wednesday, January 6th.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 12 of The Hobbit. Read and annotate chapters 13-14. Continue to work on character charts, tweets, and map/retelling project.
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapters 1-7 of Maniac Magee.
2. Complete Activity 2 in your Maniac Magee packet.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16
8th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW7 test!
2. Reread and annotate chpaters 38-40 of Milkweed.
English
1. Fairytale retelling draft due tomorrow.
2. Revise literary analysis essay.
7th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW7 test!
2. Read chapter 12 of The Hobbit
3. Answer assigned question on jigsaw worksheet.
#1: Eleanor, Camila
#2: Rafi, Joseph
#3: Quinn, Elise
#4: Jelani, Helena
6th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW7 test!
2. Complete Activity 1 in your Maniac Magee packet.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 38-40 of Milkweed.
2. WW7 test on Thursday
English
1. WW7 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due tomorrow.
2. Finish prewriting for literary devices essay.
3. Fairytale project draft due next Thursday.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 11 of The Hobbit.
2. WW7 test on Thursday
3. Work on your part of your map project.
English
1. WW7 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due tomorrow.
2. Grammar quiz fix-its due by Friday.
6th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's folk literature quiz!
2. WW7 test on Thursday
English
1. WW7 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due tomorrow.
2. Grammar quiz fix-its due by Friday.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 14
Christmas show tonight!
8th
Continued from Friday.
Reading
1. Read and annotate Peter Fischl handout by Tuesday.
2. Complete WW7 D & E for Tuesday.
3. WW7 test on Thursday
English
1. WW7 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due on Wednesday.
2. Fairytale project draft due net Thursday.
7th
Reading
1. We will pick up with annotations (chapter 11) tomorrow evening.
2. WW7 test on Thursday.
English
1. WW7 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Wednesday.
2. Bring a clean, newly revised copy of your poem to class tomorrow. You should keep your poem's title but remove your heading.
6th
Reading
1. Folk literature quiz on Wednesday.
2. WW7 test on Thursday.
English
1. WW7 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Wednesday.



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11

8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate Peter Fischl handout by Tuesday.
2. Complete WW7 D & E for Tuesday.
English
1. WW7 sentences
2. WW7 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due on Wednesday.
3. Fairytale project draft due next Thursday.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 11 of The Hobbit.
2. WW7 D & E
English
1. WW7 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due on Wednesday.
2. Bring a clean, newly revised copy of your poem to class on Monday. You should keep your poem's title but remove your heading.
6th
Reading
1. Read fables packet.
2. WW7 D & E
English
1. WW7 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due on Wednesday.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10
8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate Peter Fischl handout by Tuesday.
2. Complete WW7 D & E for Tuesday.
English
1. WW7 sentences
2. WW7 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due on Wednesday.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 10 of The Hobbit.
2. Bring all of your Durin's Day items to class -- this includes your favorite quote (with page number)!
English
1. WW7 sentences
2. Bring a clean, newly revised copy of your poem to class on Monday. You should keep your poem's title but remove your heading.
6th
Reading
1. Complete "The Golden Fleece" worksheet.
2. Read "Anansi and the box of Stories".
English
1. Finish WW7 sentences, if you did not do so in class.
2. Study for tomorrow's types of sentences quiz!
3. Final "Secret Project" turn-in tomorrow. Remember to remove all headings!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9
8th
Reading

1. Reread and annotate chapters 35-37 of Milkweed.
2. WW7 B & C
English
1. Continue to polish up lines.
2. Fairytale project rdaft due next Thursday.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 10 of The Hobbit
2. WW7 B & C
3. Brainstorm for map project.
English
1. Study for tomorrow's verb quiz.
Notes:
1. Discuss your costume/contribution for Durin's Day with a parent. Bring in a quote from the text (including page number) for an activity on Friday.
6th
Reading
1. Read "The Golden Fleece" (chart = Salina-Mari and Niall)
2. WW7 B & C
English
1. Secret project assignment
2. Types of sentences quiz on Friday

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 35-37 of Milkweed.
2. WW7A
3. Read Hanukkah handout.
English
1. Plot diagram is due tomorrow.
7th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's quiz on chapters 7-9 of The Hobbit.
2. WW7 A
3. By Friday, bring in your favorite quote for a Durin's Day activity. 
English
1. Complete verb forms worksheet (both sides).
2. Edit and publish your found poem.
6th
Reading
1. Read "Prometheus" (chart = Andrew and Logan)
2. Finish WW7 A, if you did not in class.
English
1. Complete direct/indirect clauses worksheet.
2. Work on your art of the myth retelling project.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 7
8th
Reading

1. Reread and annotate chapters 33-34 of Milkweed.
2. Read and study WW7 words.
English
1. Study for tomorrow's sentences quiz.
2. Continue to practice your lines!
7th
Reading
1. Study for Wednesday's quiz on chapters 7-9.
2. Read and study WW7 words.
English
1. Complete verb phrase worksheet.
2. Revise found poem. Bring both copies to class tomorrow.
3. Chapters 7-9 tweets are due Wednesday.
4. Verbs quiz on Thursday
6th
Reading
1. Read the constellations handout and be prepared to discuss tomorrow.
2. Read "Pandora" (myth chart = Manny and Nicholas)
3. Read and study WW7 words.
English
1. Secret project assignment



FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 33-34 of Milkweed.
English
1. Study for the sentences II quiz on Tuesday.
2. Continue to work on your lines.
7th
Reading
1. What is one theme of The Hobbit? Your theme should be one strong, declarative sentence and reflect an aspect of the human experience. You may write this on looseleaf or in your notebook.
2. Begin studying for Wednesday's quiz on chapters 7-9.
3. WW6 test fix-its due Wednesday.
4. Bring in any ideas for Durin's Day!
English
1. Finish draft of holiday found poem.
2. Chapters 7-9 tweets are due Wednesday.
6th
Reading

1. Read "Danaus, Perseus, and the Gorgon" (myth chart = Joella and Kat).
2. WW6 test fix-its due Wednesday.
3. Think about a myth that you might like to retell with your project group.
English
1. Complete sentences worksheet.
2. Secret project assignment

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3
8th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's Milkweed quiz.
English
1. Complete grammar review worksheet.
2. Sentences II quiz on Tuesday.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 9 of The Hobbit.
2. Using at least one supporting quote from the text, answer question #2 on the chapter 9 worksheet.
English
1. Finish prewriting for your found holiday poem.
6th
Reading
1. Read "The Apple of Discord" (myth chart = Maya and Chiara).
English
1. Secret Project assignment
2. Read the "Partner Dialogue Assignment". We will begin the project tomorrow in class.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2
8th
See Tuesday's homework.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 9 of The Hobbit.
2. Study for tomorrow's WW6 test.
English
1. Complete the linking verbs worksheet.
6th
Reading
1. Read "Athena" and "Aphrodite". Complete myth chart, if it is your assigned night.
2. Study for tomorrow's WW6 test.
3. Take the online "Arachne" quiz.
English
1. Secret Project assignment
2. Read over the myth retelling instructions.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1
8th
HSPT tomorrow!
Reading
1. WW6 test on Thursday.
2. Milkweed quiz on December 4.
English
1. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Thursday.
2. Work on your lines for the Christmas show. Pay special attention to the lines coming before yours, also!
3. Sentences quiz next Tuesday.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 8 of The Hobbit.
2. WW6 test on Thursday,
English
1. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due tomorrow.
6th
Reading
1. Read "Arachne" (pages 859-864 on your textbook).
2. WW6 test on Thursday.
English
1. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due tomorrow.
2. Secret Project assignment

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30
8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapters 29-32 of Milkweed.
2. Reread "Hansel and Gretel" with today's discussion questions in mind.
3. Descriptive drawing project is due Tuesday.
4. Milkweed quiz on December 4.
English
1. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Thursday.
2. Work on your lines for the Christmas show. Pay special attention to the lines coming before yours, also!

7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 8.
English
1. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Wednesday.
2. Work on tweets.
6th
Reading
1. Read "What Is a Myth?" (including "The Seasons of the Year"). Complete all questions on the worksheet.
2. Finish WW6 review worksheet, if you did not in class.
English
1. WW6 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due Wednesday.
2. Secret Project assignment (+ make any revisions/edits based on today's check-in).



THANKSGIVING BREAK

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
8th

Reading
1. Read and annotate chapters 29-32 of Milkweed.
2. Read "Hansel and Gretel".
3. Descriptive drawing project is due Tuesday.
4. Milkweed quiz on December 4.
English
1. Work on your lines for the Christmas show. Pay special attention to the lines coming before yours, also!
Notes:
1. There is no WW assignment over break. We will pick up lesson 6 next week. Your test will be on Thursday.
7th
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapter 7 of The Hobbit.
2. Work on character charts and tweets.
3. Chapter 4-6 quiz fix-its are due by Wednesday of next week.
Notes:
1. There is no WW assignment over break. We will pick up lesson 6 next week. Your test will be on Thursday.
6th
Reading
1. Read "The Lion and the Bulls" and "A Crippled Boy" (pages 846-852 in your textbook).
2. Take online quiz.
3. Complete Literary Analysis on page 853.
English
1. Secret project assignments!
Notes:
1. There is no WW assignment over break. We will pick up lesson 6 next week. Your test will be on Thursday.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23
8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapters 26-28 of Milkweed.
2. Descriptive drawing project is due the Tuesday after we return from break.
English
1. Work on memorizing your lines for the Christmas show! Talk with your parents about your costume.
7th
No class tomorrow -- 12:15 dismissal. Below is homework for Thanksgiving break.
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapter 7 of The Hobbit.
2. Work on character charts and tweets.
6th
Reading
1. Take online quiz for weekend's reading ("The Tiger Who Would Be King" & "The Ant and the Dove").
2. Complete the Literary Analysis (#3-4) on page 845 of your textbook.
English
1. Secret Project assignment.



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

8th
See Thursday's homework.
7th
Reading
1. WW6 D & E
2. Finish chapter 6 worksheet.
3. Study for Monday's quiz on chapters 4-6.
English
1. Chapter 4-6 tweets are due on Monday (reminder: you should have the equivalent of three tweets per chapter for your turn-in).
6th
Reading
1. WW6 D&E
2. Read "The Tiger Who Would Be King" and "The Ant and the Dove" (pages 840-844) in your textbook.
3. Your chapter presentation will be due by the end of class on Monday -- you will have about 15 minutes to work with your partner. You should have your examples ready to add to your PowerPoint.
English
1. "Secret Project" assignment -- check your assignment calendar. Read through the packet.
Notes:
1. Linked is a PDF of your folk literature reading calendar.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19
8th
Due to tomorrow's practice HSPT test, all homework should be completed by Monday, unless otherwise noted.
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 20-21. Read and annotate chapters 22-25.
2. WW6 D & E
English
1. Name project due tomorrow.
2. Study types of sentences notes.
7th
Reading
1. On Monday, you will have your quiz on chapters 4-6 of The Hobbit.
English
1. Finish WW6 sentences, if you did not do so in class.
2. Direct and indirect objects worksheet. We will do additional review before the nouns test tomorrow.
3. Chapters 4-6 tweets are due on Monday.
6th
Reading
1. Explore you online book. Answer the following:
A.  Describe the table of contents, listing at least five details.
B.  Which of the six textbook units interests you most? Why?
C.  Go to page 235. Describe the contents of this page.
2. Examples for your chapter presentation. Slideshows should be completed by the end of class tomorrow.
English
1. Finish WW6 sentences, if you did not do so in class. 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 20-21 of Milkweed.
2. WW6 B & C
English
1. Final draft of name project is due on Friday.
2. Works Cited is due tomorrow.
7th
Reading
1. WW6 B&C
English
1. Riddles and songs project due tomorrow -- riddle off in class!
2. Nouns test on Friday. Particularly review direct and indirect objects. We will review tomorrow after the riddle-off. 
3. Chapter 4-6 tweets are due on Monday, the day of your quiz on those chapters. You will receive a hard copy of the study guide tomorrow in class.
6th
Reading
1. Work on your part of your chapter presentation. You should have your examples ready to add to your presentation.
2. WW6 B & C
English
1. Practice for your animal research project, if you have not yet presented.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 18-19 of Milkweed.
English
1. Work on your research project. Your works cited/consulted is due on Thursday.
2. Revise your name project. Bring both the revised clean copy and your "marked" draft to school.
3. Complete first page of "Complex Sentences".
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 6 of The Hobbit. You will have an annotations check and reading check tomorrow.
2. Answering question #4, finish your "Gollum" list.
English
1. Edit and publish prompt.
2. Riddles and songs project due Thursday.
3. Nouns test on Friday
6th
Reading
1. Work on your part of your chapter presentation. Write your author's message and/or examples on loose leaf (or type and bring on flash drive) to add to your PowerPoint.
English
1. Edit and publish (final draft!) your prompt.
2. Practice animal research presentation, if you have not yet presented.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16
8th
Reading
1. Read and study WW6 words.
2. Read chapters 18-19 of Milkweed.
English
1. Read through works cited packet and work on the works cited page for your research project.
2. Revise your name project. Bring both the revised clean copy and your "marked" draft to school.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 6 The Hobbit.
2. Complete the foreshadowing worksheet.
3. Read and study WW6 words.
English
1. Revise prompt. Bring both the revised clean copy and your "marked" draft to school.
2. Work on riddles and song project (due Thursday).
6th
Reading
1. Work on chapter presentation by looking for your own examples to support the main ideas of your chapter.
2. Read and study WW6 words.
3. Chimpanzees final quiz fix-its are due by Friday.
English
1. Practice animal research presentation, if you did not present today.
2. Revise prompt. Bring both the revised clean copy and your "marked" draft to school.



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13

8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 15-17 of Milkweed.
English
1. Draft name project.
2. Work on your part of your WWII/Holocaust research project.
7th
See Thursday's homework.
6th
Reading
1. Look for examples to use for your fiction chapter presentation.
English
1. Write the first draft of your prompt.
2. Work on you part of your animal research project.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 15-17 of Milkweed.
2. Study for tomorrow's WW5 test.
English
1. A draft of your name project is due on Monday.
2. Watch the video on in-text citations.
7th
Due to tomorrow's 12:15 dismissal, you will not have language arts class tomorrow -- all homework is due on Monday.
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapter 5 of The Hobbit. You will have a reading check and an annotations check on Monday.
2. Fix-its for your chapter 1-3 quiz are due by Wednesday.
English
1. Prewrite and draft your prompt.
2. Chapters 1-3 tweets are due on Monday.
3.Work on your part of your riddles and songs project.
6th
Reading
1. Continue to review your assigned How to Read Literature chapter. Look for examples to use in your presentation.
2. WW5 test fix-its are due by Wednesday.
1. Work on your part of the animal research project. Tomorrow will be the last day that yo
Englishu have class time to work with your partner.
2. Finish prewriting for your prompt.

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11
NO SCHOOL -- Veteran's Day & Parent/Teacher Conferences
See Tuesday's homework.


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10
NO SCHOOL TOMORROW -- all homework due on Thursday
8th
Reading

1. Read "Remembering Anne Frank" (page 975 in textbook).
2. Study for Thursday's quiz on chapters 1-14 of Milkweed.
3. Study for Friday's WW5 test.
English
1. Do some research and prewrite for name project.
2. WW5 Teacher's Choice (2 hand turkeys) due Thursday
3. Finish Library of Congress primary sources worksheet.
4. Work on your part for your research project.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 4 The Hobbit. You will have a reading check on Thursday.
2. Study for Thursday's WW5 test.
3. Finish songs analysis worksheet, if you did not do so in class.
English
1. WW5 Teacher's Choice (2 hand turkeys) due Thursday
2. Chapters 1-3 tweets are due on Monday.
6th
Reading
1. Reread your assigned How to Read Literature chapter and take notes on reading questions.
2. Study for Thursday's WW5 test.
English
1. WW5 Teacher's Choice (2 hand turkeys) due Thursday
2. Work on your animal research project (due Monday).

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9
8th
Reading
1. Read excerpt from Diary of a Young Girl (page 968 of your literature textbook).
2. Study for Thursday's Milkweed quiz.
3. Finish point of view worksheet from class.
English
1. Work on research (final journaling day tomorrow)
2. WW5 Teacher's Choice (2 hand turkeys) due Thursday
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 4 of The Hobbit.
English
1. WW5 Teacher's Choice (2 hand turkeys) due Thursday
2. Chapters 1-3 tweets due Monday
6th
Reading
1. Read your assigned chapter from How to Read Literature like a Professor.
English
1. WW5 Teacher's Choice (2 hand turkeys) due Thursday



FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6

8th
1. Read pages 963-966 in your text and be prepared to discuss on Monday.
2. WW5 D & E
English
1. Revise your high school essay.
Coming Up:
1. You will have a quiz on chapters 1-14 of Milkweed on Thursday.
7th
Reading
1. Complete your review packet and study for Monday's quiz on chapters 1-3 of The Hobbit.
2. Your descriptive drawing project is due on Monday.
3. WW5 D & E
English
1. Complete the last two pages of your nouns packet.
6th
Reading
1. WW5 D & E
2. Using the study guide, prepare for Monday's final quiz on My Life with the Chimpanzees. You should choose the short answer question and essay question that you would like to answer on your quiz. Label (highlighter, post-its, etc.) the examples and quotes that you would like to use to support your answers. All of the quiz's questions have been given to you on the study guide so that you will be ready to write in class on Monday.
English:
1. Work on your part of of your animal research project.
2. Subject/predicate quiz fix-its are due by Tuesday.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 9-14 of Milkweed.
English
1. Finish your WW5 sentences, if you did not do so in class. 
2. Work on research for WWII/Holocaust project. Tomorrow is your third meeting and journaling day.
3. Work on high school essay revisions. 
7th
Reading
1. Chapters 1-3 review packet is due Monday.
2. Study for Monday's quiz on chapters 1-3 of The Hobbit.
3. Your descriptive drawing project is due on Monday.
English
1. Complete pages 23, 24, and 26 (no page 25) in your nouns packet.
6th
Reading
1. Study for Monday's final quiz on My Life with the Chimpanzees. You will receive a study guide tomorrow in class.
English
1. WW5 sentences
2. Study for tomorrow's quiz on subject and predicate.
3. Work on your part of your animal research project

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 9-14 of Milkweed.
2. WW5 B & C
English
2. Revise your high school essay for Thursday.
3. Work on research for WWII/Holocaust project. Friday is your third day of journaling and partner meetings.
7th
Reading
1. WW5 B & C
2. Your descriptive drawing project is due on Monday.
3. There is no additional reading assignment for The Hobbit. On Monday, you will have a quiz on chapters 1-3.
English
1. Complete packet pages 19-22.
Notes:
1. If you are interested in submitting your short story to the Scholastic Writing Awards, please go over the information pages with your parents and let Miss Chavey know by next Tuesday to begin revising and formatting.
6th
Reading
1. Complete the "L" column of your KWL chart (Activity 1).
2. WW5 B & C
English
1. Finish research journal cover. You must return your journal tomorrow in class.
2. Study for Friday's quiz on subject and predicate.
Coming Up:
1. On Monday, you will have a final quiz on My Life with the Chimpanzees.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3
8th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 5-8 of Milkweed. Your chapters 5-8 reading check is tomorrow.
English
1. Complete back side of worksheet on conjunctions.
2. Revise your high school essay for Thursday.
3. Work on research for WWII/Holocaust project. Tomorrow is your second day of journaling and partner meetings.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 3 of The Hobbit. Your chapter 3 reading check is tomorrow.
2. Complete "Warm Up" section of chapter 3 worksheet.
3. Your descriptive drawing project is due on Monday.
English
1. Complete pages 19-22 in your nouns packet by Thursday.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 11 of The Hobbit.
English
1. Work on your animal research. Tomorrow is you final journaling day; you will turn in your journal during class.
2. Begin studying for Friday's quiz on subject and predicate. You will receive a study guide tomorrow in class.
Coming Up:
1. Your final quiz on My Life with the Chimpanzees will be on Monday.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 5-8 of Milkweed.
2. Finish annotating "The Raven".
3. Read and study WW5 words.
English
1. Work on research for WWII/Holocaust project. You will meet with your partners tomorrow in class.
2. Revise high school essay for Thursday.
7th
Reading
1. Read chapter 3 of The Hobbit. Continue to fill out character charts.
2. Read and study WW5 words.
3. Your descriptive drawing project is due this coming Monday.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapter 11 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
2. Read and study WW5 words.
English
1. Work on animal research. Your next journaling day is on Wednesday.
Coming up:
1. You will have a quiz on subjects and predicates on Friday.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

Have a happy Halloween! 
8th

Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapters 1-4 of Milkweed.
English
1. Work on research for WWII/Holocaust project. Your first journal and meetings are on Monday.
2. Finish annotating "The Raven", using the interactive poem online.
7th & 6th
See Thursday's homework.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29
8th
Reading
1. Read chapters 1-4 of Milkweed.
English
1. Work on research for WWII/Holocaust project. Your first journal and meetings are on Monday.
7th 
Due to the 12:25 dismissal, you will not have language arts class tomorrow. All homework is due on Monday.
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapter 2 of The Hobbit.
2. Watch the below TED Ed video. The video will review the hero's journey steps that we have studied in class. While watching, keep in mind the first two chapters of The Hobbit. Be prepared for Monday's class discussion -- we will map how far Bilbo has come through his own hero's journey.
"What makes a hero?": youtube.com/watch?v=Hhk4N9A0oCA
6th
Due to Halloween festivities, you will not have language arts class tomorrow. All homework is due on Monday.

Reading
1. Read and annotate chapter 10 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
2. Complete Activity 12.
English
Work on animal research (third journaling day on Monday).

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
8th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW4 test tomorrow.

English
1. Begin research on WWII/Holocaust project.
7th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW4 test tomorrow.
2. Reread and annotate pages 14-27 (finish chapter 1) of The Hobbit.
3. In preparation in class tomorrow, answer the second two chapter 1 discussion questions in your notebook.
6th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW4 test tomorrow.
2. Reread and annotate chapter 9 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
3. Activity 11 due tomorrow
English
1. Work on animal research (meeting #3 tomorrow).

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27
8th
Reading
1. Study for non-fiction quiz tomorrow!
English
1. WW4 Teacher's Choice (synonym/antonym chart) is due tomorrow.
7th
Reading
1. Read pages 14-27 (finish chapter 1) of The Hobbit
English
1. WW4 Teacher's Choice (synonym/antonym chart) is due tomorrow.
2. Short story final draft (edited and published) is due tomorrow.
3. Work on sentences quiz fix-its (due by Friday).
6th
Reading
1. Read chapter 9 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
2. Activity 11 due Thursday.
English
1. WW4 Teacher's Choice (synonym/antonym chart) is due tomorrow.
2. Work on animal research (second journaling day tomorrow!).

MONDAY, OCTOBER 26
8th
Reading
1. Study for non-fiction quiz on Wednesday!
English
1. WW4 Teacher's Choice (synonym/antonym chart) is due on Wednesday.
7th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate pages 1-13 of The Hobbit. Begin filling in your character chart as you read. There will be more sheets available in the classroom, as needed.
2. Answer the following questions in one paragraph (total) on looseleaf:
What does the word "hobbit" make you think of? How does Bilbo resemble a rabbit in this chapter?
English
1. WW4 Teacher's Choice (synonym/antonym chart) is due on Wednesday.
2. Short story final draft (edit and publish) due on Wednesday.
3. Work on sentences quiz fix-its (due by Friday).
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 8 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
2. Work on quiz fix-its (due by Friday).
English
1. Work on animal research! Your next journaling day is Wednesday.
2. WW4 Teacher's Choice (synonym/antonym chart) is due on Wednesday.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23

8th
Reading
1. WW4 D & E
2. Read "Emancipation" and "Brown vs. the Board of Education" (pages 599-612).
3. Complete "Comparing Tone" (page 613).
English
1. Bring a clean copy of your high school essay with all new revisions.
7th
Reading
1. WW4 D & E
2. Complete the hero's journey chart, using your summary of The Odyssey and your notes from the fantasy genre PowerPoint.
3. Read pages 1-13 of The Hobbit.
English
1. Revise your short story. Bring your marked copy, as well as a clean, revised copy.
Notes:
1. Linked is a PDF of your first reading calendar for The Hobbit.
6th
Reading
1. WW4 D & E
2. Read chapter 8 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
3. Activity 10
English
1. Work on research for your animal research project. Be prepared to write your first journal entry in class on Monday.
Notes:
1. Linked is a PDF of your research project calendar.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22
8th
Reading
1. Read "Science and the Sense of Wonder" (page 581 in literature textbook).
2. Complete the Literary Analysis on page 587.
English
1. Finish WW4 sentences.
7th
Reading

1. Read summary of The Odyssey.
English
1. WW4 sentences
2. Revisions of short story are due Monday. We will do a peer revision in class tomorrow, but begin self-revising.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 7 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
English
1. Finish Activity 9, if you did not do so in class.
2. WW4 sentences -- circle the simple (or compound, if necessary) subject in each sentence, and underline the simple (or compound) predicate

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21
8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "Sharing the American Dream".
2. Complete worksheet attached to reading.
3. WW4 B & C
English
1. Complete the two grammar worksheets (simple sentences and compound sentences)
7th
Reading
1. Complete both sides of "The Tell-Tale Heart" mood analysis worksheet.
2. Review "The Tell-Tale Heart" -- we will take the reading check tomorrow.
3. WW4 B & C
English
1. Draft of short story due tomorrow.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapter 7 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
2. WW4 B & C

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20
See Monday's homework.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 19
All assignments are due on Wednesday -- Middle School NET retreat tomorrow!
8th
Reading
1. Complete online quiz for "On Women's Right to Suffrage".
2. Complete persuasive technique chart on above reading.
3. Read and study WW4 words.
4. WW4 A
7th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "The Tell-Tale Heart". 
2. Complete back side of idiom worksheet.
3. Read and study WW4 words.
4. WW4 A
English
1. Draft of short story is due on Thursday.
2. Study for Wednesday's quiz on types of sentences!
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate chapter 6 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
2. Activity 8
3. Read and study WW4 words.
4. WW4 A
English
1. Finish Calleva paragraph, if you did not do so in class.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16

NO SCHOOL
See Thursday's homework.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
Homework for the long weekend -- due Monday
8th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "On Women's Right to Suffrage". Use the handout as a guide to reading.
2. Finish "The Trouble with Television" packet from class today.
English
1. Edit and publish final draft of high school essay.
7th
Reading
1. Complete "Comparing Idioms" on page 301 of your textbook.
English
1. Prewrite for your short story.
2. Study for Tuesday's quiz on types of sentences. Think about any questions or concerns for our review in class on Monday.
6th
Reading
1. Complete the Critical Reading (page 476 in your textbook) for "Turkeys".
2. Complete the study packet on chapters 1-5 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
3. Study for Monday's quiz on chapters 1-5.
English
1. Complete grammar packet.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14
8th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW3 test!
2. Complete online quiz for "The Trouble with Television".
English
1. Work on revisions of high school essay.
7th
Reading

1. Study for tomorrow's WW3 test!
2. Read "Melting Pot" (pages 296-300 in your textbook).
3. Review "Seventh Grade" -- you will have a combined reading check on "Seventh Grade" and "Melting Pot" tomorrow.
6th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow's WW3 test!
2. Read "Turkeys" (pages 470-476 in your literature textbook).
3. Chapters 1-5 study packet is due on Monday.
English
1. New grammar packet is due on Monday.
Coming Up:
1. You will have a quiz on chapters 1-5 of My Life with the Chimpanzees on Monday.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13
CALLEVA - NO MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSES
I hope you all had a great time at Calleva today!  Finish up any homework from Friday for class tomorrow.
Reminder: WW3 test on Thursday

MONDAY, OCTOBER 12
NO SCHOOL -- COLUMBUS DAY
See Friday's homework.



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9

HOMEWORK FOR THE LONG WEEKEND: Due to the Calleva trip on Tuesday, all of the below homework will be due on Wednesday. Please be sure to pace out your work!
8th
Reading
1. Take notes on page 555. Read "The Trouble with Television" (page 555-562).
2. Complete both the Critical Thinking and Reading Skill for "The Trouble with Television".
3. WW3 D & E
English
1. Edit and publish your memorial research writing and drawing project.
2. Work on revisions of your five-paragraph high school essay.
7th
Reading
1. Read "Two Kinds" (pages 259-267 in you textbook) and complete the Reading Skill and Literary Analysis.
2. Read "Seventh Grade" (290-295).
3. WW3 D & E
English
1. Complete pages 3 and 4 in your grammar packet ("Compound-Complex Sentences" and "Recognizing Sentence Types").
2. WW3 sentences
3. WW3 Teacher's Choice (choose to complete either two pictures or a story using eight words)
4. Character writing assignment is due on Wednesday. Edit and publish your work.
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate article ("Chimpanzee field research unglamorous but worth it").
2. Read and annotate chapter 5 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
3. Activities 5 and 6.
English
1. WW3 Teacher's Choice (choose to complete either two pictures or a story using eight words)
2. Complete grammar review packet. Use your notes on subject and predicate for reminders.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8
8th
Reading
1. DUE WEDNESDAY: Take notes on page 555. Read "The Trouble with Television" (page 555-562). Complete both Critical Thinking and Reading Skill.
English
1. Edit and publish your memorial research writing and drawing project for Wednesday.
2. Work on revisions of your five-paragraph high school essay.
3. Five-paragraph essay quiz is tomorrow!
7th
HOMEWORK FOR LONG WEEKEND: Due to the Calleva trip on Tuesday, all of the below homework will be due on Wednesday. Please be sure to pace out your work! 
Reading
1. Read "Two Kinds" (pages 259-267 in you textbook) and complete the Reading Skill and Literary Analysis.
2. Read "Seventh Grade" (290-295).
3. WW3 D & E
English
1. Complete pages 3 and 4 in your grammar packet ("Compound-Complex Sentences" and "Recognizing Sentence Types"). 
2. WW3 sentences
3. WW3 Teacher's Choice (choose to complete either two pictures or a story using eight words)
4. Character writing assignment is due on Wednesday.
Notes:
1. Anyone who gave me their writing assignment to read over will receive their paper back tomorrow morning.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 4 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
English
1. Finish WW3 sentences, if you did not do so in class.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7
8th
Reading
1. WW3 B & C
2. Complete "Comparing Types of Organization" (page 547 of your textbook).
3. Finish chart from class today.
English
1. Edit and publish your memorial research writing and drawing project for Wednesday.

2. Your first draft of your five-paragraph high school essay is due tomorrow.

7th
Reading
1. WW3 B & C
2. Reread and annotate articles "A People at Risk" and "Queen Rania".
3. Write a one-paragraph reflection on each articles (you should have two paragraphs when finished). Consider the following:
What were your general thoughts on and reactions to the content of the article?
What connections can you make to "Letters from Rifka"?
What is a discussion question that you could pose to your classmates?
English
1. If you did not have a draft of your t-chart in class, please draft tonight. We will peer revise in class tomorrow.
Notes:
1. The types of sentences quiz has been moved to Tuesday, October 20.
6th
Reading
1. WW3 B & C 
2. Read chapter 4 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6
8th
1. Read "Why the Leaves Turn Colors in the Fall" (page 540) and "The Season's Curmudgeon" (page 545).
English
1. Revise your memorial research writing and drawing project.
2. Your first draft of your five-paragraph high school essay is due on Thursday.
7th
Reading
1. Read articles handed out in class -- "A People at Risk" and "Queen Rania".
English
1. Character writing assignment draft is tomorrow.
2. Types of sentences quiz on Thursday
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 3 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
2. Finish Activity 4.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 5
8th
Reading
1. Read "Forest Fire" (page 535 in your textbook).
2. Read and study WW3 words.
3. "Making Connections" worksheet
English
1. Study for tomorrow's quiz on types of sentences.
2. Revise your memorial research writing and drawing project.
3. Your first draft of your five-paragraph high school essay is due on Thursday.
7th
Reading
1. Complete Reading Skill and Literary Analysis (page 257 in textbook) for "Letters to Rifka".
2. Read and study WW3 words.
3. WW2 test fix-its are due by Friday.
English
1. Character writing assignment draft is due on Wednesday.
2. Types of sentences quiz on Thursday
6th
Reading
1. Read chapter 3 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
2. Read and study WW3 words.
3. WW2 test fix-its are due by Friday.
English
1. Study for tomorrow's quiz on kinds of sentences!



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

8th
Reading
1. Read "from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" (pages 513-522 in your textbook).
2. Complete Critical Thinking on page 522.
English
1. The first draft of your high school essay is due next Thursday.
2. Draft your memorial research writing and drawing project.
3. Five-paragraph essay worksheet.
4. Types of sentences quiz on Tuesday
7th

Reading
1. Finish "If" poem worksheet.
2. Read "Letters to Rifka" (pages 251- in your textbook).
English
1. Edit and publish your setting assignment.
Coming up:
1. Types of sentences quiz on Thursday. We will continue to review each day throughout this coming week.
6th
Reading
1. Reread and annotate chapter 2 in My Life with the Chimpanzees.
2. Activity 3 due Monday.
English
1. Complete study guide worksheet. Your kinds of sentences quiz will be on Tuesday.
2. Kinds of sentences project (chimpanzee exhibit ad) is due on Monday.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1
8th
Reading
1. Complete the Critical Thinking (page 510) and Reading Skill (page 511) for "Vision of Maya Ying Lin".
English
1. The first draft of your high school essay is due next Thursday.
2. Prewrite (and research!) for the memorial research writing and drawing project.
7th
Reading
1. Complete the Reading Skill and Literary Analysis (page 245) for "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi".
English
1. Revise your setting assignment.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapter 2 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
2. Activity 3 in your packet is due on Monday.
English
1. Kinds of sentences project (chimpanzee exhibit ad) is due on Monday.
Notes:
1. Make sure your webquest group is ready to share your venn diagram tomorrow in class!

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30
8th
Reading
1. WW2 test tomorrow!
2. Take notes on pages 500-501 in your literature textbook.
3. Read "Vision of Maya Ying Lin" on pages 503-510.
4. Complete literary analysis worksheet.
English
1. Write a working thesis for your high school personal statement essay.
7th
Reading
1. WW2 test tomorrow!
2. Finish "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" -- read pages 236-244 in literature textbook.
English
1. A draft of your setting assignment (part 1 of your fantasy/sci-fi short story project) is due tomorrow.
2. Complete pages 1 & 2 in your grammar packet.
6th
Reading
1. WW2 test tomorrow!
2. Reread and annotate chapter 1 of My Life with the Chimpanzees.
English
1. Complete the kind of sentences worksheet,
2. Kinds of sentences project (chimpanzee exhibit ad) is due on Monday.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
8th
Reading

1. Complete Critical Thinking and Literary Analysis (page 497) for "Harriet Tubman".
2. WW2 test on Thursday
English
1. Review your notes on subjects and predicates and complete worksheet.
2. WW2 Teacher's Choice (two pictures) is due tomorrow. 
3. Do research on the high schools to which you will be applying. Look for a mission statement, motto, clubs and activities, and etc.
7th
Reading
1. Read pages 227-235 of "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" in literature textbook.
2. WW2 test on Thursday
3. The Giver quiz fix-its are due by Monday.
English
1. WW2 Teacher's Choice (story using eight vocab words) is due tomorrow.
2. A draft of your setting assignment (part 1 of your fantasy/sci-fi short story project) is due on Thursday.
Notes:
1. Linked is a PDF of the short stories reading calendar that you received this afternoon.
6th
Reading
1. Read chapter 1 of My Life with the Chimpanzees. Reminder: tomorrow you will reread and annotate this chapter.
2. WW2 test is on Thursday.
English
1. WW2 Teacher's Choice (story using eight vocab words) is due tomorrow.
2. Kinds of sentences project (chimpanzee exhibit ad) is due on Monday.
3. Homonyms test fix-its are due by Monday.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
8th
Reading
1. Read "Harriet Tubman" (pages 486-498 in your literature textbook).
English
1. Review your notes on subjects and predicates and complete worksheet.
2. WW2 TC (two pictures) due Wednesday.
7th
Reading
1. Read "The Bear Boy" (pages 219-224 in your literature textbook). If you read this story over the weekend, please review important plot points.
English
1. Prewrite for your setting assignment (part of your fantasy/sci-fi short story project) by completing the sensory details graphic organizer.
2. WW2 TC (write a story using 8 vocab words) due Wednesday.
6th
Reading
1. Read and annotate "Chimpanzees Would Cook".
English
1. WW2 TC (write a story using 8 vocab words) due Wednesday.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

8th
Reading
1. WW2 D & E
2. Reread and annotate "Baseball".
English
1. Review notes on sentences, subjects, and predicates.
7th
Reading
1. WW2 D & E
2. Cover textbook and write your name on the inside cover. Online textbooks can be accessed via Pearson SuccessNet.
3. Read pages 200-203 in your literature textbook. Take notes on the terms on pages 202-203.
6th
Reading
1. WW2 D & E
2. Read article on Ham, the first astrochimp.
3. Complete Activity 1 (columns "K" and "W" only of the KWL chart) in your My Life with the Chimpanzees student log.
Notes:
1. Linked is a PDF of the reading calendar that you received in class today. look over the calendar with your parents this weekend. You will receive your copy of My Life with the Chimpanzees on Monday.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 & THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
8th
Reading
1. WW2 B & C due Friday.
2. Complete non-fiction worksheet for Friday.
English
1. WW2 sentences due Friday.
7th
Reading
1. WW2 B & C due Friday.
2. If you did not take your quiz on The Giver today, study to be prepared to take it tomorrow.
English
1. WW2 sentences due Friday.
6th
Reading
1. WW2 B & C due Friday.
2. Study for Friday's quiz on The Phantom Tollbooth.
3. Character cards are due on Friday.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
8th
Reading
1. Finish any annotations on "Making Tracks on Mars". Label the main idea of each section.
2. WW2 A
3. Read "Baseball".
Coming up:
1. WW2 B & C due Thursday.
2. WW2 8 sentences due Friday.

7th
Reading
1. Complete "elephant" and "birthday" on memory chart.
2. Study for tomorrow's quiz on The Giver
Coming up:
1. WW2 B & C due Thursday.
2. WW2 8 sentences due Friday.
6th
Reading
1. Finish WW2 A, if you did not do so in class.
2. Study for Friday's quiz on The Phantom Tollbooth.
3. Character cards due Friday.
Coming up:
1. WW2 B & C due Thursday.
2. WW2 8 sentences due Friday.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
8th
Reading
1. Read and study WW2 words.
2. Reread and annotate "Making Tracks on Mars".
7th
Reading
1. Read and study WW2 words.
2. Finish "sailing," "meadow," and "rainbow" on your memory chart.
3. Study for your quiz on The Giver. We will take the quiz on Wednesday. Students who are not in class on this day will take the quiz on Thursday.
6th
Reading
1. Read and study WW2 words.
2. Milo's lessons chart is due tomorrow. We will go over the whole chart together in class. If you are missing any "squares" of information on the chart, you will have the chance to fill them in during our discussion. This will be a good study tool, so make your best effort!
English
1. Homonym project is due tomorrow.
2. Study for tomorrow's homonym quiz!
3. Writing Process quiz fix-its are due by Thursday.
Coming up:
1. You may begin brainstorming for your character trading cards. You will be working on them in class throughout the week.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

8th
Reading
1. Take notes on pages 460-465 in your literature textbook.
2. Read "Making Tracks on Mars" on pages 467-472.
English
1. Study for Tuesday's writing process quiz.
7th
Reading
1. Complete "sled/snow," "sunshine/sunburn," and "hunger" on your memory chart.
2. Ceremony chart is due on Monday.
3. Study for Wednesday's quiz on The Giver.
English
1. Study for Monday's writing process quiz.
6th
Reading
1. Summarize (1 paragraph) your assigned chapter chapter(s) from The Phantom Tollbooth.
2. Milo's lessons chart due by Tuesday.
English
1. Complete pages 13-15 (end) in your homonym packet.
2. Homonym project is due Tuesday. 
3. Homonym quiz on Tuesday.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
8th
Reading
1. Study for tomorrow' quiz on Fever 1793.
English
1. Edit two paragraphs.
7th
Reading
1. Complete ceremony chart by Monday.
2. Consider STEAL as it relates to Jonas.
English
1. Study for Monday's writing process quiz.
6th
Reading
1. Summarize (1 paragraph) your assigned chapter chapter(s) from The Phantom Tollbooth by Monday.
2. Milo's lessons chart due by Tuesday.
English
1. Study for tomorrow's writing process quiz!
2. Complete pages 10-12 in your homonym packet.
3. Homonym project is due Tuesday. Bring any work on this project to class tomorrow. You will have time to work on it during our language arts periods.
4. Homonym quiz on Tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
8th
7th
Reading
1. WW1 test tomorrow!
2. Complete ceremony chart by Monday.
English
1. Writing process quiz on Monday
6th
Reading
1. WW1 test tomorrow! Complete the review sheet given to you in class today. Study from your workbook and/or the Wordly Wise website.
2. Reread your assigned chapter(s) from The Phantom Tollbooth. Be ready to discuss your chapter(s) with a partner at tomorrow's morning meeting.
Reminder: Kat (1,2); Anna C. (5,6); Elyssa (7,8); Salina (7,8); Chase (9,10); Tully (9,10); Charlie (11); Nicholas (12); Joella (13); Margaret (15,16); Anna S. (17); Andrew (18,19)
English
1. Work on your Homonym project, which is due on Tuesday.
Coming up:
1. Quiz on the writing process - Monday
2. Quiz on homonyms - Tuesday

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

8th
Reading
1. Find two quotes to add to your group's chart, mapping characterization of Mattie.
English
1. WW1 TC (two pictures) is due tomorrow.
Coming up:
1. WW1 Test is on Thursday.
7th
English
1. WW1 TC (two pictures) is due tomorrow.
2. Finish your paragraph revision worksheet, if you did not do so in class.

Coming up:
1. WW1 Test is on Thursday.
2. Your quiz on the writing process will be on Monday.
6th
English
1. WW1 TC (two pictures) is due tomorrow.
Coming up:
1. WW1 Test is on Thursday.
2. Your writing process quiz will be on Friday.
3. Homonym project is due on Tuesday.
4. Your test on homophones will be on Tuesday.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
8th
Reading
1. Favorite scene drawing project is due tomorrow.
2. Complete the back side of your symbolism worksheet.
English
1. WW1 TC (two pictures) is due on Wednesday.
7th
Reading
1. Your street view drawing project is due tomorrow.
English
1. WW1 TC (two pictures) is due on Wednesday.
6th
Reading
1. Read the excerpt from A Christmas Carol. What connection can you make between this excerpt and The Phantom Tollbooth?
English
1. Complete the illustration of your letter for tomorrow.
2. Complete pages 8 & 9 in your homonym packet.
3. WW1 TC (two pictures) is due on Wednesday. Reminder: you will write two vocab sentences and illustrate each (one sentence/picture pair on the front side of a sheet of paper and one on the back side). Reference your Middle School Writing Guide for formatting reminders.



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11

8th
Reading
1. Favorite scene drawing project is due on Tuesday.
2. WW1 D & E
3. Complete the front side of your symbolism worksheet.
7th
Reading
1. WW1 D & E
2. Read and annotate "All Summer in a Day".
3. Your street view drawing project is due on Tuesday.
6th
Reading
1. WW1 D & E
English
1. The final draft of your descriptive writing assignment is due on Monday. Make sure that you have followed all piece of your instructions. On Monday, you will need to turn in all pieces of the writing process (prewriting, draft, revisions, and edits).
2. Complete the front side of your sentences worksheet. Rewrite the sample sentences, using context clues.
3. Finish your 8 WW1 sentences, if you did not do so in class.
4. Complete pages 5-7 of your homonym packet, if you did not do so in class.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
8th
Reading
1. Favorite scene drawing project is due on Tuesday.
2. WW1 D & E is due on Monday
3. Review notes on story elements.
English
1. Finish WW1 sentences, if you did not do so in class.
7th
Reading
1. Complete any two ages on your ceremony chart. Reminder: you are looking for both the privilege or responsibility given at each ceremony as well as the significance of that privilege or responsibility.
2. Your street view drawing project is due on Tuesday.
English
1. Finish WW1 sentences, if you did not do so in class.
2. Publish your final chapter of The Giver.
6th
Reading
1. Read NPR interview with Norton Juster ("My Accidental Masterpiece")
English
1. Complete homonym packet pages 2-4, if you did not do so in class.
Notes: schedule changes!
1. You do not need to write your WW1 sentences this evening -- we will do ours together in class tomorrow.
2. Your descriptive writing assignment is due on Monday.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
8th
Reading
1. WW1 B & C
2. Review notes on story elements
English
1. Publish your found poem
7th
Reading
1. WW1 B & C
2. Your street view drawing project is due on Tuesday.
English
1. Make revisions to your final chapter of The Giver. Bring in both your "marked" revisions and your clean copy.
6th
Reading
1. WW1 B & C
English
1. Bring a clean copy of your descriptive writing assignment to school tomorrow -- we will peer edit in class tomorrow.
2. Bring your list of homophones from last night's homework -- we will make a class master list together tomorrow.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
8th
Reading
1. WW1 B & C due Thursday
English
1. Prepare for summer-in-a-can presentations
2. Bring your found poem draft to class tomorrow.
7th
Reading
1. WW1 B & C due Thursday
English
1. Think about our four essential questions for The Giver. You and a partner will answer one of the essential questions tomorrow in class. You will need to pull from both the text and your own experiences (or those of people familiar to you) to formulate answers.
1.  How does knowledge affect our beliefs and behaviors?
2.  Is it more important to have the freedom of choice or to feel secure in one's environment?
3.  When and how should an individual take a stand within a group?
4.  Can one have sympathy for another person without empathy? What encourages empathy? (We will discuss the difference between sympathy and empathy more in class tomorrow.)
2. Make revisions to your final chapter of The Giver. Bring in a clean copy tomorrow on Thursday.
6th
Reading
1. WW1 B & C due Thursday
English
1. Bring your marked revised copy and a clean copy of your descriptive writing assignment to school tomorrow.
2. Find five examples of homonym pairs (at least ten words) in The Phantom Tollbooth.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
NO SCHOOL -- LABOR DAY



FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Homework for Labor Day weekend.
8th
Reading
1. "Evaluating the Main Character" worksheet
2. Read and study WW1 words.
English
1. Complete a draft of your found poem.
2. Prepare for your summer-in-a-can presentations.
7th
Reading
1. Read Washington Post article -- "As their numbers dwindle, Hiroshima survivors have a plan to keep memories alive". Make note of connections to The Giver and be prepared to discuss on Tuesday.
2. Read and study WW1 words.
English
1. Finish your first draft of your final chapter of The Giver.
2. Prepare for your summer-in-a-can presentations.
6th
Reading
1. Reread chapter 4 (pages 45-57) of The Phantom Tollbooth.
2. Read and study WW1 words.
English
1. Make revisions to your descriptive writing assignment. Bring your marked copy and a clean copy to school on Tuesday.
2. Prepare for your summer-in-a-can presentations.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
8th
Reading
1. Wordly Wise book walk -- what do you notice in your Wordly Wise workbook?
English
1. Find 1-3 descriptive paragraphs for potential found poem inspiration.
2. Prepare for your summer-in-a-can presentations.
7th
English
1. First draft of your final chapter of The Giver is due on Tuesday.
2. Prepare for your summer-in-a-can presentations. 
6th
English
1. Finish the first draft of your descriptive writing assignment.
2. Prepare for your summer-in-a-can presentations.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
8th
1. Assemble your language arts binder. You need to create five sections (listed below) in your binder and may include any additional sections of your choice (homework, projects, and etc.).
1. Quick Writes
2. English
3. Reading
4. Wordly Wise/Vocabulary
5. MS Guide
English
1. Prepare for your summer-in-a-can presentations.
7th
Reading
1. Wordly Wise book walk -- what do you notice in your Wordly Wise workbook?
English
1. Prewrite for your final chapter of The Giver.
2. Prepare for your summer-in-a-can presentations.
6th
Reading
1. Wordly Wise book walk -- what do you notice in your Wordly Wise workbook?
English
1. Prewrite for your descriptive writing assignment. Use you Middle School Writing Guide for assistance.
2. Prepare for your summer-in-a-can presentations.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
8th
No class today.
English
1. Begin to prepare for your summer-in-a-can presentation. You will sign up for presentation dates tomorrow in class.
6th & 7th

1. Finish assembling your language arts binder. You need to create four sections (listed below) in your binder and may include any additional sections of your choice (homework, projects, and etc.).
1. English
2. Reading
3. Wordly Wise/Vocabulary
4. MS Guide
English
1. Prepare for your summer-in-a-can presentations.

MONDAY, AUGUST 31
Welcome back!
All middle school
1. Complete your Hope & Dreams, as well as your goals for this school year.
2. Bring your summer reading novels to school.

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