Thursday, February 22, 2018

6th Grade

use the rubrics from last night to complete the matching exercise (match the grader feedback to the student samples)

Reminder to return permission slips for girl's group

7th Grade

Complete Achieve3000 set and graphic organizer for "Post-WWII World: Thirty-Five Years After the War"

8th Grade

Highlight three key pieces of evidence from Emma Gonzalaez’s speech (transcript distributed in class)

Continue to compile evidence: your work cited must have at least five sources by Monday

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Highlight the words on the NYS Exam rubric that accurately describe your performance on  different criteria. Assess yourself from 0-4 and 0-2 in each category.

Read Ch3 of Where the Red Fern Grows

  • There will be a pop reading quiz this week 

Monologues: use the examples you saw today to improve your work


Write a one page summary of “Little Lost Robot”

Quiz on “True Love” tomorrow


Research both sides of gun debate—start compiling evidence in a google doc
  • Keep track of your sources and URLS as you will need them for your work cited 

Select passages from Night for analysis (write an open-ended discussion question) 
  • You should have read up to Ch5 at this point 

Thursday, February 15, 2018

6th Grade

Read Ch2 of Where the Red Fern Grows
Write and practice Black History Month Monologue

  • first person perspective (you are writing a creative piece based on historical fact, not finding an interview from this person)
  • over one minute long when read aloud/acted out
  • students should bring a prop or outfit piece to help them inhabit their character
  • the subject of your monologue must be someone who contributed to, commented on, or otherwise supported progress towards racial equality 
    • if you would like to confirm that the figure that you have chosen has these qualifications, reach out via email.

7th Grade

Robot Dreams

A Little Lost Robot and True Love

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

6th Grade

  • Read Ch2 of Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Work on Black History Month Monologue (due Wednesday 2/21

7th Grade

  • Read "True Love" from Robot Dreams and write a half page reflection
  • Poetry activity "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day"

8th Grade

  • Read Ch4 of Night
  • Noredink

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018

6th Grade

Noredink assignments
Bring Where the Red Fern Grows by Tuesday

7th Grade

Study for Test
Review Linking Verbs and Action Verbs
Bring Robot Dreams by Tuesday

8th Grade

Read Ch3 of Night by Wednesday


Thursday, February 1, 2018

6th Grade 

textbook p.115
write down definitions for bold words in your notebooks (comma, nonessential, parenthesis, dashes)
Do the Read It (mark in your textbook)
Noredink: Commas

Finish yesterday's homework for reduced credit

7th Grade

Study for test tomorrow

  • content: tone, arguments, main idea and supporting details
  • grammar: action verbs and linking verbs

8th Grade

Passage analysis and leading questions
artifact for gallery walk