Tuesday, April 24, 2018

6th Grade:

Create a quizlet with at least 20 flashcards for Where the Red Fern Grows
(add to my class)

WTRFG test on Friday

7th Grade:

Read Light Verse and prepare discussion points (Marly is leading discussion)

Prepare for debate tomorrow

  • review counterarguments and rhetorical appeals (ethos/pathos/logos)
8th Grade:

Thesis statement and notes due on Thursday (I will be conferencing with you one-on-one)

Essay due on Monday

Open-book test on Monday

Monday, April 23, 2018

Read article about five major events that have occurred since last Earth Day

Choose one of the five topics to complete one of the following prompts (250 word minimum)

    1. Write an objective and informative article for the school newspaper
    2. Write a persuasive letter to your local congressman
    3. Write a creative piece from the perspective of a person or animal affected by one of the topics

Friday, March 23, 2018


Complete extended response #42 on page 30

(you should have already completed 39, 40, and 41 from earlier in the booklet)


Complete extended response #43 on page 31

(you should have already completed 36, 37, and 38 from earlier in the booklet)


Complete extended response #43 on page 34

(you should have already completed 36, 37, and 38 from earlier in the booklet)

***March for Our Lives Information The official start time is 11am; suggested arrival time is 10am.

NOTE: I am not a chaperone and this is not a school-sanctioned event. However, if you plan to attend with friends or family, please let me know. There is an opportunity to write about the event/your experience for the school newspaper, which would merit extra credit.

If you have any other questions, contact me via email. If you would like me to bring you an extra sign paper and markers, please contact me tonight.

Monday, March 19, 2018

6th Grade

Read Ch11 of Where the Red Fern Grows

7th Grade

Identify the tone in your assigned Achieve3000 article
  • use the tone vocabulary words from the Tone and Mood Handout
  • prove mastery of YAAY format

8th Grade

Read an independent reading book for at least 30 minutes--take note of number of pages read

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


Short Responses 48 & 49

Advertisement due on Friday


Read "The Machine that Won the War" and write a five sentence summary


Last day to prepare for the debate!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

6th Grade
  • Read "Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Genius" and "Leonardo da Vinci for Kids: His Life and Ideas."
  • Write intro and first body paragraph for question 51
  • Brainstorm for advertisement (due Monday)
7th Grade
  • Finish question 45 on World without Fish
  • Achieve3000
8th Grade

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

HW: Completing tonight's assignment will allow you to make up five points towards your homework average, either making up missed work or bringing you to 100+ IF YOU WERE ABSENT, YOU WILL NOT BE PENALIZED

All grades: write a 5-8 sentence (1 paragraph) response

6th Grade: choose 1

How is Balto an example of the theme "animals and humans have a reciprocal relationship."? Tie in the other texts from our unit.
How is flashback used in Balto and Where the Red Fern Grows?
How is Balto an everyman?

7th Grade

How does I, Robot allude to the stories in Robot Dreams?
you may focus on one story or multiple (Sally, Robot Dreams, True Love, Little Lost Robot)

8th Grade

How did ___________ shed light on racial discrimination, dehumanization, or problematic military tactics?