Monday, June 4, 2018

6th Grade

Go back to the text to find the correct answers to today's quiz questions--if you answered it wrong initially, circle the correct answer in a different color ink (ideally red or green)

  • cite your sources by writing the page number for each answer--where did you find the answer?
7th Grade

Quiz on The Outsiders Chapters 9-12 tomorrow 

Upcoming Due Dates:

Monday 6/11/18
  • final draft of essay due
  • test on The Outsiders

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

7th Grade

I will be checking outlines tomorrow (topic and at least two specific examples for each body paragraph)
You must submit a rough draft for one of the following prompts BY  MONDAY

Option 1: How does the author use allusions to develop characters and setting?

  • each body paragraph must have one quote from the text and your paraphrased analysis of the allusion 


Option 2a: How do symbolic objects help the reader understand the class dichotomy between Greasers and Socs?

  • each body paragraph must have one quote from the text
  • you must explain what each object symbolizes 


Option 2b: How does language (slang) help the reader understand the class dichotomy between Greasers and Socs?

Option 3: Use lines from "Nothing Gold Can Stay" to analyze Ponyboy's character development.

  • 2 quotes per body paragraph--one from poem, one from novel

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

6th Grade

Quiz on 1-11 tomorrow

7th Grade

In chapter 7, a reporter writes an article about the church fire. Take on the perspective of the reporter and write a 250 word article about the fire with an appropriately journalistic tone. Make sure you are objective and include the who, what, where, when, why, and how.

Alternative: you may also cover the events surrounding Bob's death.

8th Grade

Test on Acts I-V on Friday

All students must be off book by June 1st

Monday, May 21, 2018

6th Grade

  • Continue to add to characterization chart
  • Current events report (must be a full page typed in TNR 12) 
  • Quiz on 1-8 on Wednesday 

7th Grade

Refer to today's analysis and close reading of "Nothing Gold Can Stay." What was S.E. Hinton's intention when she chose to have Ponyboy read this poem in his English class? Please respond in YAAY format. Remember, everything the author does is intentional!

8th Grade

  • Test on Acts I-V on Friday (Thursday for students that are going on vacation early)
  • All students must be completely off book by June 1st

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

6th Grade

  • Comprehension questions and annotations for 5 & 6--add to indirect characterization chart
  • Review literary devices prior to Literary Device Bingo (we'll be playing as we bump read passages from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
  • Hoot double-entry journal
7th Grade
  • Internal and external conflict in The Outsiders
  • Question to consider: What are the internal and external conflicts in your favorite comic book or movie?
    • use the definitions we wrote together in class
8th Grade

Your audition must be at least three lines in length. Practice your inflection, emotion, and movements. 

Review your annotations for our quiz on Act I





Friday, May 11, 2018

6th Grade

Add to indirect characterization chart (draw from first four chapters)

One-minute news on Monday

  • prepare a first-person, informational monologue on a current event from this week 
  • shout out to Jennifer for her video segment, hilarious wigs, technical difficulties graphic.

7th Grade

Be prepared to discuss chapter 3 on Monday

  • put sticky notes on unfamiliar vocabulary or cultural references
  • add to indirect characterization chart
8th Grade

Read abridged script for Macbethauditions will be held next Thursday!


Tuesday, May 8, 2018

6th Grade

Anticipation Guide

7th Grade

Crossroads: Summary and QuickWrite

8th Grade

Background research on Shakespeare's patrons--a simple google search should pull up the answers

  • researching on your own will minimize the amount of time we spend on historical context tomorrow