Homework for the Week

  • March 10th- 15th

    Mon. Vocab sheets due, as well as a completed outline for The Giver in-class essay

    Tues.- Fri.- The Giver essay due on Thurs./ Vocab sheets for next week due on Mon.



    Feb. 10- Feb. 15th

    Mon.- Read chapters 10-13 in The Giver and complete close reading handout.

    Tues.-  Read and respond to chapters 14- 16

    Wed.-  Read and respond to chapters 17-20/ Reading quiz on Thurs.

    Thurs.- Read and respond to chapters 21- 23

    Fri.- Read and respond to chapters 21- 23

    January 27- January 31
     
    Mon.- Read ch. 1 of the Giver and and complete handout/ Vocab. Squares: Tabulate, Benign; Personal Narrative due Wed.
     
    Tues.- Vocab. Squares: Tabulate, Benign; Personal Narrative due Wed.
     
    Wed.- Read ch. 4 of the Giver and and complete handout/ Vocab. Squares: Tabulate, Benign
     
    Thurs.- Read ch. 5 and of the Giver and and complete handout, due Tues./ Vocab. Squares: Tabulate, Benign
     
    Fri.- Read ch. 5 and of the Giver and and complete handout, due Tues./ Vocab. Squares: Tabulate, Benign
     
    January 13- January 17
     
    Mon.- Two sample 'leads' due tomorrow/ For Thurs./ Vocab. Squares for next Tues.: abrogate, demure
     
    Tues.- For Thurs./ Vocab. Squares for next Tues.: abrogate, demure
     
    Wed.- For Thurs./ Vocab. Squares for next Tues.: abrogate, demure
     
    Thurs.- Final Copy of Personal Narrative due Wed. January 29th/ Vocab. Squares for next Tues.: abrogate, demure
     
    Fri.- Final Copy of Personal Narrative due Wed. January 29th/ Vocab. Squares for next Tues.: abrogate, demure
     
    January 6th- January 10th

    Mon.- Finish reading "Superman and Me" and complete handout.

    Tues.-  Finish reading "Momma, The Dentist, and Me" and complete handout.

    Wed.- Finish reading "Absolute Innocence" and personal narrative brainstorming handout

    Thurs.-  Draft two possible 'leads' for your personal narrative

    Fri.- (For Tues.) Write a first draft of your personal narrative. It should be at least one page in length/ Vocab squares for the words: cajole and paragon

    Dec. 16- Dec. 20th
     
    Mon.- Finish reading Tuesdays With Morrie and Respond to the following journal in your notebook:Was Tuesdays With Morrie a good book to read as a class? Your response should be at least a paragraph in length and include specific examples from the book.
     
    Tues.- Finish Tuesday with Morrie questions we worked on in class.
     
    Wed.- None
     
    Thurs.- None
     
    Fri.- Due Mon., January 6th: Complete Quote book project/ Vocab squares:
     
     
    Dec. 2- Dec.- Dec. 6th
     
    Mon.- If you did not finish in-class essay in class, finish it at home; it will be checked tomorrow
     
    Tues.- None
     
    Wed. Read pages 1- 17 in Tuesdays With Morrie and complete characterization chart
     
    Thurs.- Read pages 18- 40 in Tuesdays With Morrie and complete reader response (Due Mon.)
     
    Fri.- Vocab Squares for words:
     
    Nov. 25th- Nov. 27th

    Mon. and Tues.- None

    Wed.- Vocab. Squares for the words: abrogate, brusque

    Nov. 18- Nov. Nov. 22
     
    Mon.- Thurs.- No homework this week, as we will be spending our class time watching the Anne Frank movie. You may want to look over the notes you take in class in preparation for our in-class group essay.
     

     
    Nov. 12- Nov. 15
     
    Tues.- Thurs.- Anne Frank essays are due Fri. These should be typed and include your draft copy and your peer editing sheet
     
    Fri.- Vocab. Squares for the words: abrogate, brusque
     
    Nov. 4th- Nov. 8th
     
    Mon.- Finish reading Anne Frank and complete reader response handout
     
    Wed.- Complete essay planning handout
     
    Thurs.- None
     
    Fri.- Vocab. Squares for words: acrimony, disdain/ Finish essay Anne Frank essay for Wed.
     
     
    October 28th- Novemebr 1st
     
    Mon.- Read Anne Frank, Act I, scenes 4 and 5 and complete conflict handout.
     
    Tues.- Read Anne Frank, Act II, scene 1 and write a paragraph summarizing how one of the conflicts we've discussed in class is developed in this scene.
     
    Wed.- Read Anne Frank, Act II, scene 2 and complete close reading handout
     
    Thurs.- Read through the end of the play for Wed. (Nov. 6th) and write an extended response in which you identify and explain the theme of the play.
     
    Fri.- Vocab. Squares for the words: pedantic, incorrigible
     
    October 21st- 25th

    Mon.- Read and complete handout on Act 1, scene 2 of Anne Frank

    Tues.- Read Act 1, scene 3 of Anne Frank and complete close reading handout

    Wed.- Read Act 1, scenes 4 and 5 of Anne Frank and complete close reading handout/ Quiz on Act 1 of the play

    Thurs.- Read Act 2, scenes 1 and 2 of Anne Frank and complete close reading handout for Tues.

    Fri.- Vocab squares for the words seethe and antagonize. Read Act 2, scenes 1 and 2 of Anne Frank and complete close reading handout for Tues.


    October 15th- 18th

    Tues.- Answer questions about Anne Frank's characterization; in-class writing quiz on Anne Frank's characterization

    Wed.- Read the stage directions for the Anne Frank play, then draw and label how you imagine the set to look based on what you've read

    Thurs.- Complete reading Act I, scenes i and ii of Anne Frank, and complete reading questions for Tues.

    Fri.- Complete reading Act I, scenes i and ii of Anne Frank, and complete reading questions for Tues.


    September 30th- October 4th

    Mon.- Complete the handout (2 multiple choice questions and the extended response) for "One Piece of Advice"; finish grammar handout (if we don't finish it in class)

    Tues.- None

    Wed.- Journal ( at least a half of a page of writing): Agree or disagree with the quote: 

    "All that is necessary for evil to win out over good is for good men to do nothing."
     

    Thurs.-Read pages 1- 14 of Anne Frank's diary and complete close reading handout (for Tues.)

    Fri.- Vocabulary squares for the words: exploit and endear. Read pages 1- 14 of Anne Frank's diary and complete close reading handout (for Tues.)

    September 22- September 26

    Mon.- None

    Tues.- Read the remainder of the story "Noel" and come up with three discussion questions. Also, in your binder, respond to the questions: What is the theme of this story? How do you know?

    Wed.- Read the remainder of the story "Deportation at Breakfast" and come up with three discussion questions. Also, in your binder, respond to the questions: What is the theme of this story? How do you know?

    Thurs.- None

    Fri.- Read the selection "Maud Martha" and complete questions



    September 16th- September 20th

    Mon.- Read and make predictions (in binder) for the story "Priscilla and the Wimps"

    Tues.- Read and annotate the story "The Boy They Didn't Take Pictures Of".

    Wed.-Read and complete packet for the poem "The Gift"

    Thurs.- Bring in 'Outside Reading' book. This may be fiction or nonfiction, but if you do not bring one, one will be given to you.

    Fri.- None


    September 9- 13

    Monday- Letter of Introduction (Something about yourself, your summer, and a response to the question: are you a typical 8th grader? Explain.). Also, summer reading assignment due Fri.

    Tuesday- Journal (In notebook): What, if anything, did you learn about the poem "Sonrisas"? What, if anything, did you learn about reading from day one of the experiment? Also, summer reading assignment due Fri.

    Wednesday- Journal (In notebook): Give a final rating to assess your understanding of the poem, ""Sonrisas", and explain how your score changed in the course of the last two days. Laso, discuss what you think that this experiment helped you to understand about reading? Why do you think we did this experiment? Also, summer reading assignment due Fri.

    Thursday- Summer reading assignment due Fri.

    Friday- None.