Tuesday, December 12, 2017

6th Grade
Complete both sides of grammar worksheet
Add an inciting incident to your story

Study for Bud, Not Buddy test on Monday

Fill out study guide for extra credit
Test on whole book tomorrow--50 multiple choice questions

Work on Elf on a Shelf Narrative
Vocabulary section due tomorrow
Quiz on Act I of Diary of Anne Frank tomorrow

Monday, December 11, 2017

6th Grade:

both sides of grammar worksheet

revise and elaborate on your exposition

7th Grade:

Add an inciting incident to your Elf on a Shelf Narrative

Study for test on Wednesday

8th Grade:

Complete sentences from class
Add vocab section based concept vocab words on p.100

Show that you know sentence

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Study for quiz on Ch14-19

  • 20 multiple choice questions 


Study for Jeopardy review of Fair Weather

  • each student will be graded on their ability to answer questions of varying difficulty


Complete table on page 153 of your text
page 155 Read It #1 and #2

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

6th Grade

Finish two body paragraphs--refer to graphic organizers from Monday and Tuesday as a guide

each body paragraph must have:

  • a topic sentence that connects one reason to your claim
  • an introduction of the context for your quote (what is happening in this scene?)
  • a properly cited piece of textual evidence
  • an explanation of how your quote proves your reason and claim

7th Grade

NO HW (for the students that have submitted rough draft and historical context poster)

If you are missing one of the summative assessments, tomorrow is the last day to submit for reduced credit--you cannot pass 2nd quarter without these assignments as they are worth 45% of your grade

8th Grade

Group 2 will be performing tomorrow.
you are being assessed on:

  • speaking and listening--refer to voice rubric
  • reading comprehension--figure out what is happening in the text and block the scene accordingly
  • analysis of characters--make inferences about characters' feelings; I should see these feelings when you act out your scene! I may ask you to explain your rationale. 

Finish first read of Act II of Diary of Anne Frank

  • annotate/question/conclude in the margins

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

6th Grade

Complete both sides of ICE graphic organizer to prepare for essay

7th Grade

Historical context poster is due tomorrow--self assess using rubric

8th Grade

Advertisement--see yesterday's description

Monday, December 4, 2017

6th Grade

Fill out reasons, details and evidence on the handout distributed in class today

Bud Not Buddy quiz on 13-19 on Thursday

7th Grade

Work on rough draft of essay about static and dynamic characters in Fair Weather

8th Grade

Find an advertisement with targeted word choice--highlight important words

  • what is the author's purpose?
  • what is the intended emotion/thought process that we are meant to experience as viewers and consumers?

Friday, December 1, 2017

6th Grade

Handout for introductory paragraph

Complete Noredink diagnostic test

7th Grade

Rough draft of essay is due on Monday (must be on a google doc)

Historical poster is due on Tuesday--see rubric

8th Grade

Close reading tasks and comprehension check for Act I