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9/23 to 9/27/2013 Homework

posted Sep 21, 2013, 9:43 PM by Heidi Miller   [ updated Sep 22, 2013, 5:56 PM ]


8th Grade Honors

8th Grade

7th Grade

Mon.
Sp 4 WS due Tues.; Test Fri.

Finish Sp 4 WS (5 minutes)

Read AR book 35 minutes.
Sp 4 WS due Tues.; Test Fri.

Finish Sp 4 WS (5 minutes)


Read AR book 35 minutes.
Sp 4 WS due Tues.; Test Fri.

Finish Sp 4 WS (5 minutes)

Read AR book 30 minutes.
Tues.


Wed.
Read AR book 40 minutes.

First class trip to library for AR test will be on Oct 11.
Book 1 must be finished by second library trip on Oct. 25. Book 2 will be a biography, to be selected by Oct. 25.
Read AR book 40 minutes.

First class trip to library for AR test will be on Oct 11.
Book 1 must be finished by second library trip on Oct. 25. Book 2 will be a biography, to be selected by Oct. 25.
Read AR book 35 minutes.

First class trip to library for AR test will be on Oct 11.
Book 1 must be finished by second library trip on Oct. 25. Book 2 will be a biography, to be selected by Oct. 25.
Thu


Fri.




9/16 - 9/20/2013 Homework

posted Sep 15, 2013, 8:09 PM by Heidi Miller


8th Grade Honors

8th Grade

7th Grade

Mon.
Sp 3 WS due Wed.; Test Fri.

Bring Johnny Tremain (covered) or alternate Novel #1 daily.
Four weekly "Sketch & Write" assignments due on Thursdays beginning this week.
Read 50-75 pages/week or more for Johnny Tremain.
Novel #1 AR test due by 10/25.
Sp 3 WS due Wed.; Test Fri.

Bring Johnny Tremain (covered) or alternate Novel #1 daily.
Four weekly "Sketch & Write" assignments due on Thursdays beginning this week.
Read 50-75 pages/week or more for Johnny Tremain.
Novel #1 AR test due by 10/25.
Sp 3 WS due Wed.; Test Fri.

Bring Tuck Everlasting (covered) or alternate Novel #1 daily.
Four weekly "Sketch & Write" assignments due on Thursdays beginning this week.
Read 25-35 pages/week or more for Tuck Everlasting.
Novel #1 AR test due by 10/25.
Tues. Sp 3 WS: finish for Wed.

Read Novel #1 for 15-20 minutes.
Sp 3 WS: finish for Wed.

Read Novel #1 for 15-20 minutes.
Sp 3 WS: finish for Wed.

Read Novel #1 for 15-20 minutes.
Wed.
Finish Novel #1 "Sketch & Write: Plot" begun in class today. Due tomorrow.
Finish Novel #1 "Sketch & Write: Plot" begun in class today. Due tomorrow. Finish Novel #1 "Sketch & Write: Plot" begun in class today. Due tomorrow.
Thu Sp 3 Test Friday. Study.

Read Novel #1 for 15-20 minutes.
Sp 3 Test Friday. Study.

Read Novel #1 for 15-20 minutes.
Sp 3 Test Friday. Study.

Read Novel #1 for 15-20 minutes.
Fri.
Continue Novel #1 reading 20-30 minutes daily.
Second Novel #1 "Sketch & Write: Character" due Thurs.
Continue Novel #1 reading 20-30 minutes daily.
Second Novel #1 "Sketch & Write: Character" due Thurs.
Continue Novel #1 reading 20-30 minutes daily.
Second Novel #1 "Sketch & Write: Character" due Thurs.

9/9 - 9/13/2013 Homework

posted Sep 7, 2013, 5:24 PM by Heidi Miller   [ updated Sep 7, 2013, 5:30 PM ]


8th Grade Honors

8th Grade

7th Grade

Mon.
Sp 2 WS due Wed.; Test Fri.

Finish writing Ch 1 Vocab in Composition Book (CB) by Fri.

Finish reading story: "Broken Chain" & answer p.16 Q 2-4,6

Please turn in late signature page from Language Arts letter for reduced credit.
Sp 2 WS due Wed.; Test Fri.

Finish writing Ch 1 Vocab in Composition Book (CB) by Fri.

Finish reading story: "Broken Chain" & answer p.16 Q 2-4,6

Please turn in late signature page from Language Arts letter for reduced credit.
Sp 2 WS due Wed.; Test Fri.

Finish writing Ch 1 Vocab in Composition Book (CB) by Fri.

Finish reading story: "Duffy's Jacket" & answer p.13 Q 2-5

Please turn in late signature page from Language Arts letter for reduced credit.
Tues. New Honors Students please turn in To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) questions by Friday. See me if you have problems.

Sp 2 WS: finish for Wed. (tomorrow)
Sp 2 WS: finish for Wed. (tomorrow) Sp 2 WS: finish for Wed. (tomorrow)
Wed.
Research Question available for Extra Credit for students in class today.
Research Question available for Extra Credit for students in class today. Research Question available for Extra Credit for students in class today.
Thu Sp 2 Test Friday. Study.

Finish Story Form for "Broken Chain" plot. Test on Friday.
Sp 2 Test Friday. Study.

Finish Story Form for "Broken Chain" plot. Test on Friday.
Sp 2 Test Friday. Study.

Finish Story Form for "Duffy's Jacket" plot. Test on Friday.
Fri.
Begin Novel 1 reading. First Novel Form on Plot due Fri.
Begin Novel 1 reading. First Novel Form on Plot due Fri. Begin Novel 1 reading. First Novel Form on Plot due Fri.

9/3 - 9/6/2013 Homework

posted Aug 28, 2013, 8:58 PM by Heidi Miller   [ updated Sep 7, 2013, 5:31 PM ]


8th Grade Honors

8th Grade

7th Grade

Mon.
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
Tues. Sp 1 WS due Wed. (tomorrow)

To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) questions due Friday.
Sp 1 WS due Wed. (tomorrow) Sp 1 WS due Wed. (tomorrow)
Wed.
Read Letter with parent, sign and return by Monday.
Read Letter with parent, sign and return by Monday. Read Letter with parent, sign and return by Monday.
Thu Sp 1 Test Friday.

Sp 1 Test Friday.

Sp 1 Test Friday.

Fri.
Composition Book and other materials due on Monday.
Composition Book and other materials due on Monday. Composition Book and other materials due on Monday.

6/10 - 6/14/2013 Homework

posted Jun 9, 2013, 10:27 PM by Heidi Miller


8th Grade Honors

8th Grade

7th Grade

Mon.
Sp 35 WS due Wed.
Sp 35 TEST Wed.

Bring Novel for daily reading time.
Sp 35 WS due Wed.
Sp 35 TEST Wed.

Bring Novel for daily reading time.
Sp 36 Unit 6 Review, no WS
Sp 36 TEST Wed.

Bring Novel for daily reading time.
Tues. Study for Sp 35 Test tomorrow. Study for Sp 35 Test tomorrow. Study for Sp 36 Test tomorrow.
Wed.
Meet in Computer Lab Thurs for last AR Reading Level test.
Meet in Computer Lab Thurs for last AR Reading Level test. Meet in Computer Lab Thurs for last AR Reading Level test.
Thu Summer Reading and written responses.
Summer Reading and written responses. Summer Reading for prizes next fall.
Fri.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading
Summer Reading

6/3 - 6/7/2013 Homework

posted Jun 2, 2013, 4:00 PM by Heidi Miller   [ updated Jun 2, 2013, 4:01 PM ]


8th Grade Honors

8th Grade

7th Grade

Mon.
Sp 34 WS due Tues..
Sp 34 TEST Thurs.

Bring Novel for daily reading time.

Turn in Reading Log Thursday, June 6.

Take all AR tests by this Thursday, June 6.

All make-up work due this Thursday, June 6,
Sp 34 WS due Tues.
Sp 34 TEST Thurs.

Bring Novel for daily reading time.

Take all AR tests by this Friday, June 7.

All make-up work due this Friday, June 7,
including late Novel #8 Projects.
Sp 35 WS due Tues.
Sp 35 TEST Thurs.

Bring Novel for daily reading time.

Take all AR tests by this Friday, June 7.

All make-up work due this Friday, June 7,
including late Novel #8 Projects.
Tues.


Wed.
Study for Sp 34 Test tomorrow. Study for Sp 34 Test tomorrow. Study for Sp 35 Test tomorrow.
Thu Begin Summer Reading and written responses.
Begin Summer Reading and written responses. Begin Summer Reading for prizes next fall.
Fri.
Summer Reading
Summer Reading
Summer Reading

5/20 - 5/24/2013 Homework

posted May 18, 2013, 10:25 PM by Heidi Miller


8th Grade Honors

8th Grade

7th Grade

Mon.
Sp 32 WS due Wed.
Sp 32 TEST Fri.

Bring Novel 8+ for daily reading time. Points lost for no book in hand, talking, hats, daydreaming. Read.

Novel #8 progress check Thurs.
Sp 32 WS due Wed.
Sp 32 TEST Fri.

Bring Novel 8 for daily reading time.Points lost for no book in hand, talking, hats, daydreaming. Read & work on forms.

Novel #8 Project due Thursday
: Illustrated Cover Sheet, Novel Info Form, Assignment Sheet, Chapter Summary/Character Analysis forms, Character Change/Theme Form.
Sp 33 WS due Wed.
Sp 33 TEST Fri.

Bring Novel 8 for daily reading time.Points lost for no book in hand, talking, hats, daydreaming. Read & work on forms.

Novel #8 Project due Thursday: Illustrated Cover Sheet, Novel Info Form, Assignment Sheet, Chapter Summary/Character Analysis forms, Character Change/Theme Form.
Tues. JETHAWKS FIELD TRIP

Sp 32 WS due tomorrow.
JETHAWKS FIELD TRIP

Sp 32 WS due tomorrow.
JETHAWKS FIELD TRIP

Sp 33 WS due tomorrow.
Wed.
Read Novel #8+. Progress check tomorrow.
Novel #8 Project due tomorrow.
Novel #8 Project due tomorrow.
Thu Study for Sp 32 Test Fri. Study for Sp 32 Test Fri.
Study for Sp 33 Test Fri.
Fri.
Read Novel 8+. AR tests due Fri. May 31.
Finish Late Novel 8 Projects &
make up late Novel 8 AR Tests by next Friday.
Finish Late Novel 8 Projects &
make up late Novel 8 AR Tests by next Friday.
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5/6 to 5/10/2013 Homework

posted May 5, 2013, 7:58 PM by Heidi Miller   [ updated May 5, 2013, 8:03 PM ]


8th Grade Honors

8th Grade

7th Grade

Mon.
Sp 31 WS due Wed.
Sp 31 TEST Thurs.

Bring Novel 8+ for daily reading time. Points lost for no book in hand, talking, hats, daydreaming. Read.

Novel #8 progress check Thurs.
Sp 31 WS due Wed.
Sp 31 TEST Thurs.

Bring Novel 8 for daily reading time.Points lost for no book in hand, talking, hats, daydreaming. Read & work on forms.

Novel #8 Quarter 2 Chapter Summary/Character Analysis forms due Thurs.
Sp 31 (Unit 5 Review) No WS
Sp 31 TEST Thurs.

Bring Novel 8 for daily reading time.Points lost for no book in hand, talking, hats, daydreaming. Read & work on forms.

Novel #8 Quarter 2 Chapter Summary/Character Analysis forms due Thurs.
Tues. Read Novel #8+ Min. Reading Level=5.4; Earn a min. total of 25 points for Q4 (April 8-May 31). Bonus points:  top 10 total AR points,
top 10 Reading Level average, top 10 average % AR score.

Finish Sp 31 WS: due Wed.
Read Novel #8; work on Chapter forms.

Finish Sp 31 WS: due Wed.
Read Novel #8; work on Chapter forms.


Wed.
Study for Sp 31 Test Thurs.

Read Novel #8+. Progress checks due Thurs. May 9, May 16, May 23.
Study for Sp 31 Test Thurs.

Novel #8 Chapter Forms due Thurs. Read & write.
Quarter 2 due Thurs. May 9.
Quarter 3 due Thurs. May 16.
Project due Thurs. May 23.
Study for Sp 31 Test Thurs.

Novel #8 Chapter Forms due Thurs. Read & write.
Quarter 2 due Thurs. May 9.
Quarter 3 due Thurs. May 16.
Project due Thurs. May 23.
Thu Read Novel #8+.
Read Novel #8.
Read Novel #8.
Fri.
Read Novel #8+ over the weekend. Read Novel #8 over the weekend. Read Novel #8 over the weekend.

4/29 to 5/3/2013 Homework

posted Apr 28, 2013, 9:25 PM by Heidi Miller


8th Grade Honors

8th Grade

7th Grade

Mon.
Sp 30 WS due Wed.
Sp 30 TEST Thurs.

Bring Novel 8 every day for daily reading time. Lost points for unprepared. Enter with book in hand. Don't talk. Read & work on forms.

Novel #8 progress check Thurs.

Make up late Novel #7 AR Test.
Sp 30 WS due Wed.
Sp 30 TEST Thurs.

Bring Novel 8 every day for daily reading time. Lost points for unprepared. Enter with book in hand. Don't talk. Read & work on forms.

Novel #8 Quarter 1 Chapter Summary/Character Analysis forms due Thurs.

Make up late Novel #7 AR Test.
Sp 30 WS due Wed.
Sp 30 TEST Thurs.

Bring Novel 8 every day for daily reading time. Lost points for unprepared. Enter with book in hand. Don't talk. Read & work on forms.

Novel #8 Quarter 1 Chapter Summary/Character Analysis forms due Thurs.

Make up late Novel #7 AR Test.
Tues. Read Novel #8+ Min. Reading Level=5.4; Earn a min. total of 25 points for Q4 (April 8-May 31). Bonus points for top 10 total points, top 10 Reading Level average, & top 10 average % score.

Sp 30 WS due tomorrow.
Read Novel #8; work on Chapter forms.

Sp 30 WS due tomorrow.
Read Novel #8; work on Chapter forms.

Sp 30 WS due tomorrow.
Wed.
Sp 30 Test tomorrow.

Read Novel #8+. Progress checks due Thurs. May 2, May 9, May 16, May 23.
Sp 30 Test tomorrow.

Novel #8 Chapter Forms due Thurs. Read & write.
Quarter 1 due Thurs. May 2.
Quarter 2 due Thurs. May 9.
Quarter 3 due Thurs. May 16.
Project due Thurs. May 23.
Sp 30 Test tomorrow.

Novel #8 Chapter Forms due Thurs. Read & write.
Quarter 1 due Thurs. May 2.
Quarter 2 due Thurs. May 9.
Quarter 3 due Thurs. May 16.
Project due Thurs. May 23.
Thu Read Novel #8+.
Read Novel #8.
Read Novel #8.
Fri.
Read Novel #8+ over the weekend. Read Novel #8 over the weekend. Read Novel #8 over the weekend.

Language Arts Novel Project #8

posted Apr 20, 2013, 10:36 PM by Heidi Miller   [ updated Apr 20, 2013, 10:46 PM ]

Novel #8 Project Assignment—Language Arts

 

Use the new Chapter Summary/Character Trait Analysis Form provided:

 

1. Chapter Summary: Who, What, When, Where, Why, How?

▪ Tell what happens in each chapter (conflicts and plot events).

▪ Tell about the setting if I need to know it to understand the story (when, where, and customs).

▪ Tell who the people are, why they do what they do (motivation,) and how they do it.

 

2. Character Trait Analysis

▪ Choose something your main character does or says in each chapter and decide what character trait that shows. Use the Sample Character Traits list for suggested traits, or you may select others.

▪ Write: “(Character’s Name) seems (character trait) when he/she (does or says what?)             

Example: “Alice seems mature when she takes care of her little brothers while her mom is sick, even though she is only ten.” (You might also say she seems compassionate or responsible.)

 

Complete one entry for each chapter. If your book has more than 36 chapters, you may complete an entry for every 2 chapters. For over 60 chapters, write one entry for every 3 chapters.

For books without chapters:

  • Books with 120-195 pages, summarize every 10 pages
  • Books with 200-275 pages, summarize every 15 pages
  • Books with 280-360 pages, summarize every 20 pages
  • Books with 365-450+ pages, summarize every 25 pages.

 

When you finish your chapter forms, also complete the Character Change/Theme Form.

1. Analyze how your character changes. Read back over your character trait analysis for each chapter. Write a well-written paragraph explaining how and why your character changes.

▪ What traits did he or she show in the first part of the story?

▪ When did he or she start to change? What made him or her change?

▪ What traits does he or she show at the end of the story?

 

2. Identify a theme. Look at how and why your character changes. He or she has probably learned a general insight or truth about life. That’s what a theme is: the deeper meaning that is true for them and maybe for you, too. For your theme, write a sentence that states something true about people or life that applies to the novel. Consider what your character has learned or how he or she has grown.

Example: When good people work together, evil can be defeated.

Example: Friendship is more important than popularity.

Example: First impressions may be wrong and need to be re-evaluated.

 

Due Dates for Project:

Quarter 1 Chapter Summary/Analysis Forms due Thurs. May 2.

Quarter 2 Chapter Summary/Analysis Forms due Thurs. May 9.

Quarter 3 Chapter Summary/Analysis Forms due Thurs. May 16.

Quarter 4 Chapter Summary/Analysis Forms & Character Change/Theme Form due Thurs. May 23.

 

Each week, turn in the entire project so far. Include the completed Novel #7 Information Form, this assignment sheet, & all Chapter Summary/Analysis Forms. For May 23, add the Character Change/ Theme Form and a full-color, original illustrated Cover Page that captures the tension of the climax of the story, includes the title and author, and has your usual heading in the upper right hand corner.

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