Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Homework

Summer HW 
Rubric for Essay

Summer reading books should be at or above 700L Lexile Levels

Having trouble finding books to read? Look through the lists of award-winning books below, or find similar titles based on your favorite books using GoodReads

Homeroom: Please look over the Supply List. If you love checklists like me, you can print it out. Some materials--reams of paper, tissues, paper towels--are for classroom use, while other supplies--binders, colored pencils, Dry Erase markers--are for personal use. Without these materials, you will be considered unprepared for class.

Monday, June 12, 2017


Script and final storyboard are due on Friday; check your work against the rubric for self-assessment.
  • Script must be typed and 2 minutes long when read aloud
  • Storyboard must show scene-by-scene progression, including angles, shots, sound, and lighting
  • You must incorporate 5+ facts from WWF


Tomorrow is the last day I will accept your printed children's books; check your work against the rubric for self-assessment.

  • Your story must have an identifiable theme and should adhere to the literature pyramid
  • You must incorporate 5+ facts from informational texts assigned this quarter
  • Be prepared to discuss your choices as an author


Prezi presentations will take place tomorrow morning; check your work against the rubric for self-assessment.

  • Prepare note cards or other presentation aids to supplement the slides. The text on the slides should be in bullet point format NO PARAGRAPHS OR BLOCK TEXT
  • Remember to cite evidence from The Omnivore's Dilemma to support your interpretation of one of the food chains

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Find appositives in the wild: cut an article out of a print newspaper and highlight any appositive phrases.

If you received an X on today's do now, you have the rare opportunity to make it up. Write a narrative or journal entry about Memorial Day, incorporating 5+ appositive phrases.


Text dependent questions for 10-12 in "Water is Life"

Add rising action, literary conflict, and climax to your narrative


Fill out food chain for Industrial Organic using Ch10-11

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Correct/redo appositive exercises on loose leaf paper

For Tuesday: bring in a newspaper article with highlighted appositive phrases


Setting comparison homework will be collected tomorrow

Fill out Frayer Model graphic organizer for sustainability, using information from What is Sustainability? 
  • add three sustainable and non-sustainable practices, objects, buildings, etc that you have observed or researched

review notes and outlines on Ch6 in preparation for tomorrow's assessment 

work on prezi--remember that you are researching either Local Sustainable or Hunter-Gatherer
  • your presentation should effectively cover the content of the book, and conclude with an original meal that meets the requirements of your chosen food chain.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6th Grade:

Appositive handout

Read Ch 4 of World Without Fish

7th Grade:

Analyzing Juxtaposition in "Water is Life"
  • fill out T chart and answer questions on a separate piece of paper
"Water is Life"

8th Grade:

Analyze the media clip for gist, author's purpose, motives, etc.
Be Skeptical of Walmart's Cheap Organic Food

Re-read Ch10-11 in The Omnivore's Dilemma

Friday, May 19, 2017

6th Grade

Analyze how fish depletion is introduced and developed in first three chapters of World Without Fish

7th Grade

Add 5-8 sentences to your developing narrative; introduce an inciting incident and foreshadow a literary conflict

Identify the rising action, climax, and resolution in Ferngully

8th Grade

Complete handout on author's purpose and perspective in Ch5 of The Omnivore's Dilemma

***all assignments will be due on Tuesday