Homework

 Welcome to English Language Arts on Team 7.1!
 
Our focus: the essential practices of prewriting, drafting, and revision, extended reading comprehension of and responding to fiction and non-fiction texts, strategies for vocabulary acquisition, and the identification and appreciation of author's craft.

Current Assignments


Monday, 4/23:

Students began a new novel today, but no new homework was assigned. Students will continue work on the writing assignment that was started right before break (see GC) and be allowed one class period later this week to completely finalize projects, so they are ready to be presented to their peers next week.


Friday, 4/13:

Students began a new writing assignment yesterday (see GC); this is not homework over break, but you may work on it if you wish. Hero's Journey Projects must be officially submitted to Google Classroom before students leave for break or projects will be considered late. Enjoy your break!


Thursday, 4/12:

Students began a new writing assignment today (see GC); this is not homework over break, but you may work on it if you wish. Hero’s Journey Projects must be officially submitted to Google Classroom before students leave for break or projects will be considered late.


Wednesday, 4/11:

Hero’s Journey Projects must be officially submitted to Google Classroom before students leave for break or projects will be considered late.


Tuesday, 4/10:

The requirements for Check-In #3 should be met by the beginning of Thursday's class. See your slip, or review the requirements document on Google Classroom.


Monday, 4/9:

See Friday's post.


Friday, 4/6:

Students should have finished the novel and composed three written observations for Monday's class. Post your best observation (with DIRECT EVIDENCE) by Sunday at 9 pm. Check-In #3 will be Thursday at the beginning of class.


Thursday, 4/5:

Students should have two written observations completed for tomorrow. Also, the worksheet “Jonas and Truman: Fighting for Freedom” should be entirely completed as well as the requirements for Project Check-In #2.


Wednesday, 4/4:

The worksheet “Jonas and Truman: Fighting for Freedom” should be entirely completed. Project Check-In #2 will take place on Thursday at the beginning of class.


Tuesday, 4/3:

The worksheet “Jonas and Truman: Fighting for Freedom” should be entirely completed. Project Check-In #2 will take place on Thursday at the beginning of class.


Monday, 4/2:

For tomorrow, complete the worksheet "Jonas and Truman: Fighting for Freedom."


Also, last week, students were given requirements for Project Check-In #2, which will be on Thursday, April 5th at the beginning of class. Time will be provided in Tuesday's and Wednesday's classes for students to meet these requirements. but they may also need to work at home as well.


Friday, 3/30: No School


Thursday, 3/29:

Yesterday, students were given requirements for Project Check-In #2, which will be on Thursday, April 5th at the beginning of class. Time will be provided in Tuesday's and Wednesday's classes for students to meet these requirements. but they may also need to work at home as well.


Wednesday, 3/28:

Today, students were given requirements for Project Check-In #2, which will be on Thursday, April 5th at the beginning of class. Time will be provided in class for students to meet these requirements. but they may also need to work at home as well.


Tuesday, 3/27:

Be prepared for tomorrow's Hero's Journey Project check-in, which will be at the beginning of class. See the slip you received yesterday or GC for requirements. We will select presentation days this week based on the number you pulled from the bucket


Monday, 3/26:

Be prepared for Wednesday's Hero's Journey Project check-in, which will be at the beginning of class. See the slip you received today or GC for requirements. We will select presentation days this week based on the number you pulled from the bucket.


Friday, 3/23:

Continue to work on your Hero's Journey projects, which will be due in about two weeks. We will select presentation days this coming week.


Thursday, 3/22: Delay Schedule

Continue to work on your Hero's Journey projects, which will be due in about two weeks. We will select presentation days this coming week.


Wednesday, 3/21: Early Dismissal

No homework was assigned today. Feel free to work on your project if you find yourself with some extra time!


Tuesday, 3/20:

On GC, post your response to one of the two options for Chapter 20. Be sure to include DIRECT evidence with page number.


Monday, 3/19:

Add one more Reader's Observation (pertaining to today's reading of chapters 18 & 19) to your existing sheet for a total of three observations, which will be checked tomorrow. Also, all students must finish English MAP testing tomorrow.


Friday, 3/16:

No additional homework was assigned. Feel free to work on your project if you find yourself with some extra time this weekend! All students must finish MAP testing this coming week.


Thursday, 3/15: Early Dismissal

The Hero's Journey Project Steps 1-3 due tomorrow. See your packet.


Wednesday, 3/14: MAP Testing

All students should have read through the end of chapter 17 of the novel; you may borrow a novel and/or access an audio version on YouTube, if necessary. Students should also have two written observations related to chapters 16 & 17 completed and vocabulary sentences done.


Tuesday, 3/13: Snow Day!


Monday, 3/12: MAP Testing

All students should have read through the end of chapter 17 of the novel; you may borrow a novel and/or access an audio version on YouTube, if necessary. Students should also have two written observations related to chapters 16 & 17 completed and vocabulary sentences done.


Friday, 3/9:

Students should have two written observations related to chapters 16/17 completed for Monday. If you did not finish reading both chapters today, you may complete the reading during Monday’s class. Also, vocabulary sentences (assigned on Tuesday) will be checked Monday as well.


Tuesday, 3/6:

Students should write a thoughtful sentence for each of our new vocabulary terms. They should include and highlight strong context clues that indicate the word's meaning.


Monday, 3/5:

Vocabulary Boxes will be checked tomorrow. See requirements from Friday's post. Also, begin to think about the hero you would like to focus on for our upcoming project.


Friday, 3/2:

Vocabulary boxes are due Monday. Be sure you include: two strong synonyms, part of speech, and an illustration/word art for each of our 15 new terms. Antonyms are optional.


Thursday, 3/1:

Catch-up day! No new work assigned. See PS for any RECENT missing work.


Wednesday, 2/28:

Students should have one written observation completed for chapter 14 of the novel; this means you will now have 3 observations total on your sheet. Students should then edit, revise, and post their observation on Google Classroom. Also, check your synonyms for the terms on vocabulary list #3 against my master list on GC and make adjustments as needed.


Tuesday, 2/27:

Provide two easy-to-understand synonyms for each new vocabulary term. Practice pronouncing the words properly and using them in your everyday language.


Monday, 2/26:

Students should have TWO observations completed for chapter 13 of the novel. Students should then post their most interesting/thought-provoking observation on Google Classroom.


ALL Writing Class Students: "Your Community Appreciates You" article WAS due PRINTED no later than the end of the school day on 2/23. Did you turn your piece in?


Friday, 2/23:

ALL Writing Class Students: "Your Community Appreciates You" article WAS due PRINTED no later than the end of the school day today (extended from 2/16).


Thursday, 2/22:

The final copy of your "A Change Is Gonna Come" Themed Mini-Poster was due at the end of the school day today.


ALL Writing Class Students: "Your Community Appreciates You" article is due PRINTED no later than the end of the school day on Friday, 2/23 (extended from 2/16). These will be posted on hallway bulletin boards. If you do not want to use a picture of yourself, use a picture/symbol that represents the community you chose.



Wednesday, 2/21:

Today was our last in-class workday; the final copy of your "A Change Is Gonna Come" Themed Mini-Poster is due at the end of the school day tomorrow. See Ms. Russo for paper if needed.


ALL Writing Class Students: "Your Community Appreciates You" article is due PRINTED no later than the end of the school day on Friday, 2/23 (extended from 2/16). These will be posted on hallway bulletin boards. If you do not want to use a picture of yourself, use a picture/symbol that represents the community you chose.


Friday, 2/16:

Today we worked on drafts; the final copy of your "A Change Is Gonna Come" Themed Mini-Poster is due at the end of the school day on Thursday, 2/22. See Ms. Russo for paper if needed.


ALL Writing Class Students: "Your Community Appreciates You" article is due PRINTED no later than the end of the school day on Friday, 2/23 (extended from 2/16). These will be posted on hallway bulletin boards. If you do not want to use a picture of yourself, use a picture/symbol that represents the community you chose.


Thursday, 2/15:

The final copy of your response paragraph is due into GC by 9 P.M. tonight. As always, see related resources on GC.


ALL Writing Class Students: "Your Community Appreciates You" article is due PRINTED no later than the end of the school day on Friday, 2/23 (extended from 2/16). These will be posted on hallway bulletin boards. If you do not want to use a picture of yourself, use a picture/symbol that represents the community you chose.


Wednesday, 2/14:

The final copy of your paragraph is due into GC by 9 P.M. Thursday night.


ALL Writing Class Students: "Your Community Appreciates You" article is due PRINTED no later than the end of the school day on Friday, 2/23 (extended from 2/16). These will be posted on hallway bulletin boards. If you do not want to use a picture of yourself, use a picture/symbol that represents the community you chose.


Tuesday, 2/13:

Have a full typed draft of your paragraph ready for tomorrow. I will view it from Google Classroom so no need to print.


ALL Writing Class Students: "Your Community Appreciates You" article is due PRINTED no later than the end of the school day on Friday, 2/23 (extended from 2/16). These will be posted on hallway bulletin boards. If you do not want to use a picture of yourself, use a picture/symbol that represents the community you chose.


Monday, 2/12:

Create a final copy of your mnemonic device for proper paragraph construction. Be sure to include your mnemonic phrase/sentence, which element each letter actually stands for in a well-organized paragraph, and a quick sketch/illustration.


ALL Writing Class Students: "Your Community Appreciates You" article is due PRINTED no later than the end of the school day on Friday, 2/16. These will be posted on hallway bulletin boards. If you do not want to use a picture of yourself, use a picture/symbol that represents the community you chose.


Friday, 2/9:

Using your chart and selecting your best two adjectives, complete your response template for "In What Type of Community Does Jonas Live?" assignment. Once this is completed, you will basically have your paragraph all planned out, and you will be ready to type on Monday! Also, check PowerSchool and see me for missing/incomplete work.


ALL Writing Class Students: "Your Community Appreciates You" article is due PRINTED no later than the end of the school day on Friday, 2/16. These will be posted on hallway bulletin boards. If you do not want to use a picture of yourself, use a picture/symbol that represents the community you chose. Writing AB: we will work on this assignment next week.


Thursday, 2/8:

Reading comprehension notes for chapters 6-10 and your Descriptive Adjective Chart will be checked tomorrow while students take their reading quiz. Also, students MUST make-up/finish last week’s vocabulary quiz by tomorrow's Enrichment or see me to make other plans.


ALL Writing Class Students: "Your Community Appreciates You" article is due PRINTED no later than the end of the school day on Friday, 2/16. These will be posted on hallway bulletin boards. If you do not want to use a picture of yourself, use a picture/symbol that represents the community you chose. Writing AB: we will work on this assignment next week.


Wednesday, 2/7:

See Tuesday's post.


Tuesday, 2/6:

1. Students should take the “Check-In Survey” on Google Classroom by 9pm tonight. 2. Reading comprehension notes for chapters 6-10 will be checked this week. 3. Upon my return, students should make-up/finish last week’s vocabulary quiz.


Monday, 2/5:

Reading comprehension notes for chapters 6-10 will be checked this week. Also, upon my return, students should make-up/finish last week’s vocabulary quiz.


Friday, 2/2:

Students took a vocabulary assessment today. No homework over the weekend! This week, students will continue to read The Giver and take comprehension notes.


Thursday, 2/1:

Prepare for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz by using your study strategy. Continue to read The Giver in class and take comprehension notes for chapters 6-10. Notes will be checked on Tuesday of next week.


Wednesday, 1/31:

Use your study strategy and the synonyms on my master list (on GC) to prepare for Friday's vocabulary assessment of List Two terms from The Giver.


Tuesday, 1/30:

No School!


Monday, 1/29:

Use your study strategy and the synonyms on my master list (on GC) to prepare for your upcoming vocabulary assessment of List Two terms from The Giver.


Friday, 1/26:

Finish your vocabulary study strategy for List Two; be prepared to share your work on Monday.


Thursday, 1/25:

Prepare for tomorrow's reading comprehension assessment on chapters 3, 4, and 5 by reading online summaries, reviewing online analyses, and listening to the chapters (to refresh your memory) on YouTube. You are welcome to take notes and use them tomorrow!


Wednesday, 1/24:

Provide one Reader's Observations for chapter four of The Giver; you should now have three observations on your sheet. Also, post your best observation on GC tonight by 9. p.m. Be prepared to share with your classmates tomorrow.


Tuesday, 1/23:

Finish reading/listening to chapter three and compose (write) two thoughtful Reader's Observations for the chapter. Be prepared to share with your classmates tomorrow. Also, if you missed my writing class today due to band, see GC.


Monday, 1/22:

Complete the Vocabulary Boxes that you began today in class. Each box should contain the color-coded vocabulary term, two synonyms, and a visual representation of the word (antonyms are optional).


Friday, 1/19:

For each of our 15 new vocabulary terms (List TWO) from The Giver, provide a meaningful sentence that includes a strong context clue. Also, be sure to take/finish the reading assessment that was given today in class.


Thursday 1/18:

For tomorrow, have two easy-to-understand synonyms for each new vocabulary term from List Two. Also, be sure to read chapter two of The Giver (You may listen to it as well) in preparation for our reading quiz tomorrow. See links on GC.


Wednesday, 1/17:

Post one well-written Reader's Observation from chapter one of The Giver. Also, be sure to finish up your vocabulary quiz by the end of the school day tomorrow.


Tuesday, 1/16:

On the worksheet you received today, complete three Reader's Observations for chapter one of The Giver. See helpful resources/links on Google Classroom. Be sure to finish up your vocabulary quiz during tomorrow's Enrichment.


Friday, 1/12:

Enjoy your long weekend! Be sure to finish up your vocabulary quiz during Enrichment on Tuesday or Wednesday.


Thursday, 1/11:

See yesterday's post.


Wednesday, 1/10:

Your selected study strategy for our 15 new vocabulary terms from The Giver is due tomorrow, and our quiz will take place this Friday. For each term, you should know:

-two synonyms

-its part of speech

-a related visual (picture)

-how to use each term in a sentence  in a sentence


Tuesday, 1/9:

-For each of our 15 new vocabulary terms from The Giver, provide a meaningful sentence that includes a strong context clue.


Monday, 1/8:

-For each of our 15 new vocabulary terms from The Giver, provide two synonyms on the worksheet that was provided today.

-Book Orders will be submitted tomorrow, 1/9. Our class code (if you order online) is HKTJZ. Website is: https://clubs.scholastic.com/


Wednesday, 1/3:

To get a head start, you may begin studying for our literary elements "midterm" by making actual flashcards or creating a Quizlit study set/Google Slides for yourself. Start with the "Basic Story Elements" first.

-Book Orders will be submitted Tuesday, 1/9. Our class code (if you order online) is HKTJZ. Website is: https://clubs.scholastic.com/


Tuesday, 1/2:

No new assignments; be sure you are caught up on everything from before break. We will begin our new novel, The Giver, this week!


Friday, 12/22:

Have a relaxing and enjoyable break!


Thursday, 12/21:

-Theme Representation Posters are due at the beginning of tomorrow's class; today was our last in-class work day. Refer to your worksheets, and see all materials on GC.

-For ALL writing students: Your typed Up response paragraph is due into GC by 9p.m. tonight.

-Consider entering the “Letters About Literature” contest! See the link and video on GC


Wednesday, 12/20:

-Theme Representation Posters are due at the beginning of Friday's class; we will have one more work day tomorrow. Refer to your worksheets, and see all materials on GC.

-For ALL writing students: Your typed Up response paragraph is due into GC by 9p.m. on Thursday, 12/21.

-Consider entering the “Letters About Literature” contest! See the link and video on GC.


Tuesday, 12/19:

-Your Up worksheet notes are due tomorrow.

-For ALL writing students: Your typed Up response paragraph is due into GC by 9p.m. on Thursday, 12/21.

-Consider entering the “Letters About Literature” contest! See the link and video on GC.


Monday, 12/18:

-For ALL writing students: once you have finished a written draft, you may begin to type your Up response paragraph, which is due into GC by 9p.m. on Thursday, 12/21.

-Continue to take notes on the Up worksheet as we watch the film. Be sure to put your work in a safe place for use next week.

-Consider entering the “Letters About Literature” contest! See the link and video on GC.


Friday, 12/15:

-For ALL writing students: once you have finished a written draft, you may begin to type your Up response paragraph, which is due into GC by 9p.m. on Thursday, 12/21.

-Continue to take notes on the Up worksheet as we watch the film. Be sure to put your work in a safe place for use next week.

-Consider entering the “Letters About Literature” contest! See the link and video on GC.


Thursday, 12/14:

-For ALL writing students: once you have finished a written draft, you may begin to type your Up response paragraph, which is due into GC by 9p.m. on Thursday, 12/21.

-If you have yet to do so, please finish up your Reading MAP test by tomorrow's Enrichment.


Wednesday, 12/13:

-Red Kayak essay was due today by 3 p.m.!

-For ALL writing classes: once you have finished a written draft, you may begin to type your Up response paragraph. Use the assignment sheet that was provided to you; extra copies may be found on GC. Responses are due into GC no later than 12/21.

-Did you complete Red Kayak Survey on GC, which was due 12/10?

-Did you post your written response to the article, “They Failed (And So Can You)” to GC, which was due 12/7?


Tuesday, 12/12:

-Red Kayak essay is due into GC tomorrow, 12/13 by the end of the school day; please use all documents/resources that have been given to you.

-For ALL writing classes: once you have finished a written draft, you may begin to type your Up response paragraph. Use the assignment sheet that was provided to you; extra copies may be found on GC. Responses are due into GC no later than 12/21.

-Did you complete Red Kayak Survey on GC, which was due 12/10?

-Did you post your written response to the article, “They Failed (And So Can You)” to GC, which was due 12/7?


Monday, 12/11:

-Red Kayak essay is due Wednesday 12/13 by the end of the school day; we will no longer work on it during class. Please use all documents/resources that have been given to you, and see Ms. Russo for help if you are struggling with any aspect of your essay.

-Did you complete Red Kayak Survey on GC, which was due 12/10?

-Did you post your written response to the article, “They Failed (And So Can You)” to GC, which was due 12/7?