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12/3/13

8th - On a separate piece of paper, create 2 magic 3s for each of the following scenarios: 8th grade, waking up, birthday, last day of school, and the first snowfall.  Please write an extra sentence for each that helps explain the situation.

7th - read chapters 31 and 32 from Sarah Bishop

11/20/13

8th - Finish reading "The Beginning of Violence" (pg 56-63).  Answer the following question in your journal...on page 55 the author mentions the term the "Vanderbilt angle," what do you think this means and why would the editor ask her to do this?
 
11/19/13

8th - Write 20 sentences that show the meaning for each word from Unit 4 Vocabulary


11/18/13

8th - Complete first draft of moral story.

7th - Read chapters 10 and 11 from Sarah Bishop


11/14/13

8th - Write one page of the moral story in your writer's notebook

7th - Write a 2 magic 3s for the following topics: 

         1. birthday
         2. getting an A on a test
         3. getting an F on a test
         4. first day of school
         5. snow day



11/13/13

8th - Conduct background research about your biography topic

7th - Read chapter 5 from Sarah Bishop


11/12/13

8th - Complete the story planning exercise that shows a moral

7th - Complete the story planning exercise about "Washington Crossing the Delaware"


10/30/13

8th - Create 5 counter arguments and write a sentence for each that disproves them.  Think about what the "other side" would say and try to disprove their reasons.

7th - Create 3 counter arguments for each of the protests that you did not choose.  Then write one sentence that disproves the counter argument.  Brainstorm 5 reasons for each of the two protests that you did not choose, and then write 1 sentence for each new reason that explains why it is a "bad" reason.


10/29/13 -
8th - Finish persuasive essay and Rosa Parks readings

7th - In your writer's notebook, journal about the following...

Explain the two perspectives of the pro-independence and anti-independence delegates...write down the arguments for each side.

Which side would you be on?  Explain why.  Why wouldn't you want to join the other side?

10/28/13

8th -
Complete journal entry on Jackie Robinson and segregation

7th -
1. Study for unit 3 vocabulary test
2. Finish writing personal Declaration of Independence

10/24/13

8th -
1. Finish first draft of major similarity/difference essay
2. Review Sounder for test
3. Complete the unit 3 vocabulary sentences

7th -
Summarize each paragraph in our version of the Declaration of Independence in a sentence or less.



10/23/13

8th -
1. 20 sentences for Unit 3 that show the meaning of the vocabulary word.
2. Review Sounder for test

7th -
20 sentences for Unit 3 that show the meaning of the vocabulary word.



10/22/13
 
8th -
Define all Unit 3 vocabulary words.

7th -
Define all Unit 3 vocabulary words.
 
 
10/21/13

8th -
Work on the Sounder project due Monday, October 28.  Study for Sounder test on Wednesday, October 23.

7th -
Finish first draft of protest persuasive essay.  Read chapter 5 section 4 and take notes (pg 156).




10/17/13

8th-
Finish chapter 8 in Sounder

7th -
In your writer's notebook...Out of all of the issues that angered the colonists.....which, in your opinion is the worst?  Why?  Which is the least terrible?  Why?

10/15/13

8th -
Read chapter 5 from Sounder and answer the chapter 5 response question on a separate piece of paper.

7th -
Create a 4 paragraph persuasive essay - Should the colonists be allowed to defend their homes or is it their duty to stay and fight for the British? 
Paragraph #1 - Intro (must have a thesis statement)
Paragraph #2 - Reason #1
Paragraph #3 - Reason #2
Paragraph #4 - Conclusion
                                       
10/10/13

8th -
1.Study for the Unit 2 vocabulary test on Friday
2. Complete the Unit 2 vocabulary sentences worksheet

7th -
1. Study for Unit 2 vocabulary test on Friday
2. Read chapter 5 sec 1 (pg 140 - 144) and take notes

10/9/13

8th -
Begin studying for the Unit 2 Vocabulary test on Friday.  Finish reading chapter 3 in Sounder and create a summary of chapter 3.

7th -
Begin studying for the Unit 2 Vocabulary test on Friday.  Complete the Unit 2 sentences worksheet.


10/8/13

8th -

On a separate piece of paper, create one sentence for each Unit 2 vocabulary word that uses context clues to show the meaning. Underline the vocabulary word in each sentence. 7th -

On a separate piece of paper, create one sentence for each Unit 2 vocabulary word that uses context clues to show the meaning. Underline the vocabulary word in each sentence.


10/7/13 -

8th -

On a separate piece of paper, define all Unit 2 vocabulary words

7th -

On a separate piece of paper, define all Unit 2 vocabulary words








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