17/18 Homework Headquarters for Mrs. Davis' ELA Classes

Looking for lessons, homework, tutorials, or other helpful links that go along with our current unit?  This page will be updated weekly to give you a front-page view of the week's activities.
  • You can click on the link immediately next to the DAY if you want to see slides from the actual day's lesson.   (Not all days have class slides.) 
    • The slides for reading classes will include the reading journal homework question on the last slide each time. 
  • Parents and Students:  For copyright reasons, you will need to use your Student Ladue user ID and password to log in and open the worksheet files.  
Are you looking for ways to practice grammar and writing skills in addition to homework?  Check out the "Websites to Help You Fine-Tune Those Writing Skills" link on this website.  It includes some awesome links, including a link to Scholastic's online book review site where you can write your own book reviews!

 Homework Grading Policy
Most homework will be graded as a "credit/no credit."  The scores will be recorded on Infinite Campus, but they will be a zero weight.  However, the average of completion scores and progress shown will be included as one formative grade at the end of each unit.  This is true for both reading and writing classes.  Citizenship grades will be lowered if homework is not completed on time.  No credit will be given for homework that is late, but it is expected to be done as this homework will provide practice and study guides used to enhance the student's success on the unit objectives.

LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!

posted May 13, 2017, 7:38 PM by Janice Davis


PEROD 1 - Compacted

MON.:  Eight Below

TUE.:  Eight Below
COMPLETE: Part 2 of c/c notes

WED.:  Eight Below

COMPLETE: Part 3 of c/c notes

THR.:
Test of All Tests & Book Boxing

FRI.:  City Museum Field Trip!
PERIODS 3 & 5 - Reading

MON.:  Eight Below

TUE.:  Eight Below
COMPLETE: Part 2 of c/c notes

WED.:  Eight Below
COMPLETE: Part 3 of c/c notes

THR.: Book Boxing

FRI.:  City Museum Field Trip!
PERIODS 4 & 6 - Writing

MON.:  Share Projects

TUE.:  Share Projects

WED.:  Surveys and Sharing

THR.: Test of All Tests

FRI.:  City Museum Field Trip!

Week of 5/8-12

posted May 6, 2017, 1:55 PM by Janice Davis   [ updated May 6, 2017, 8:57 PM ]

Congratulations to Nathan G. for winning the Powtoon Superhero Contest!  Click Here if you want to see his award-winning entry.
To see all of our Top 10 entries, click here.  (You will need to use a Ladue Student ID and password to open this file.)
PERIOD 1 - Compacted

MON.:  Mr. Scherk visits
    JOT:  Jot #1 (pp. 48-65) 

TUE.:  What a Leader!

WED.: Patience

THR.:  Field Trip

FRI.: Armstrong's Antarctica
   TURN IN BOOK!
THR.:  Field Trip

FRI.:  Armstrong's Antarctica
   TURN IN BOOK!
PERIODS 4 & 6 - Writing

MON.:  Resolving the Conflict
    REVISING:  Give your resolution another pass.

TUE.:  Revising the Exposition (once more)
    DRAFT:  The entire draft must be completed.

WED.:  Editing and Turn-in
    No homework

THR.:  Field Trip

FRI.:  Begin sharing projects

Week of 5/1-5

posted Apr 29, 2017, 6:59 PM by Janice Davis   [ updated Apr 29, 2017, 7:06 PM ]

Congratulations to Brooke J. and Lilly W. for winning last week's trivia!  They will each receive a free book at the book fair this week!

NOTE:  We all go to the Book Fair for part of our reading class time on TUESDAY.  Bring money if you want to purchase anything.  You can also go any day before or after school Mon.-Thr. of this week.  This is an awesome chance to stock up on GREAT books!  It's a BOGO sale!
PERIOD 1 - Compacted

MON.:  Exploring Antarctica Project (day 1)
    WORK:  Research more to find new ideas for your group to add to your project tomorrow.

TUE.:  Exploring Antarctica Project (day 2)
    FINISH: Be ready to present tomorrow.

WED.:  Antarctica Project Presentations
    JOTS:  New jots (on GCB) - Read pp. 48-54
                Finish Jot #1 (due Friday)

THR.:  History Channel Antarctica video

FRI.:   Antarctica:  What a Leader!
    JOTS:  Read pp. 55-64 AND the copied section from Trial by Ice about Ocean Camp.  Complete Jot #2 and be ready for discussion on Monday.

PERIODS 3 & 5 - Reading

MON.:  Exploring Antarctica Project (day 1)
    WORK:  Research more to find new ideas for your group to add to your project tomorrow.

TUE.:  Exploring Antarctica Project (day 2)
    FINISH: Be ready to present tomorrow.

WED.:  Antarctica Project Presentations
    JOTS:  New jots (on GCB) - Read pp. 48-54
                Finish Jot #1 (due Friday)

THR.:  Mr. Scherck visits

FRI.:   Antarctica:  What a Leader!
    JOTS:  Read pp. 55-64 AND the copied section from Trial by Ice about Ocean Camp.  Complete Jot #2 and be ready for discussion on Monday.

Week of 4/24-28

posted Apr 21, 2017, 8:35 PM by Janice Davis   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 8:38 PM ]


PERIOD 1 - Compacted

MON.:  Antarctica: Let's Get Going!
    JOT:  jot #2 and read through page 24

TUE.:  FIELD TRIP

WED.:  Antarctica: Author's Craft and Goals
    JOT:  jot #3 and read through page 38

THR.:  Antarctica: Rising Action
    JOT:  jot #4 and read through page 47

FRI.:  History Channel Antarctica
PERIODS 3 & 5 - Reading

MON.:  Antarctica: Let's Get Going!
    JOT:  jot #2 and read through page 24

TUE.:  FIELD TRIP

WED.:  Antarctica: Author's Craft and Goals
    JOT:  jot #3 and read through page 38

THR.:  Antarctica: Rising Action
    JOT:  jot #4 and read through page 47

FRI.:  History Channel Antarctica
PERIODS 4 & 6 - Writing

MON.:  Brainstorming Blurbs

TUE.:  FIELD TRIP

WED.:  Why Do People Write?
    CHART:  finish chart about your topic

THR.:  Conflict and Characters

FRI.:  Grammar Year-End Post Test

Week of 4/17-21

posted Apr 15, 2017, 10:01 AM by Janice Davis   [ updated Apr 21, 2017, 11:34 AM ]

PERIOD 1 - Compacted    

MON.:  MAP Practice set - Reading

TUE.: Ant Bully/MAP Testing

WED.: Hercules/MAP Testing

THR.:  Brainstorming Ideas
    FINISH: Write 3 compound sentences, 1/topic you've chosen to write about.

FRI.: Antarctica Research
    See what you can read and learn about Antarctica.
PERIODS 3 & 5 - Reading

MON.:  MAP Practice Set - Reading

TUE.:  Ant Bully/MAP Testing

WED.: Hercules/MAP Testing

THR:   Antarctica #1
    FINISH: research on explorer

FRI.:   Antarctics #2
    JOT - Finish jot #1 - perusing the book
PERIODS 4 & 6 - Writing

MON.:  Finish and edit argument post essay

TUE.:  Ant Bully/MAP Testing

WED.:  Hercules/MAP Testing

THR.:  Brainstorming Ideas
    FINISH: Write 3 compound sentences, 1/topic you've chosen to write about.

FRI.: Antarctica Research
    See what you can read and learn about Antarctica.

Week of 4/10-14

posted Apr 9, 2017, 8:32 AM by Janice Davis   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 11:09 AM ]


PERIOD 1 - Compacted

MON.: Teaching Time Today! 
    JOT:  Finish Jot #3 for your book club novel
    Turn in your book mark and start a new one.

TUE.:  MAP Practice - Informational and Literature
    JOT:  Finish Jot #4 for your book club novel

WED.:  MAP Practice - Research and Presentation

THR.:  MAP Practice online

FRI.:  POST-TEST Argument Writing (the real deal)




PERIODS 3 & 5 - Reading

MON.:  Teaching Time
    JOT:  Finish Jot #3 for your book club novel
    Turn in your book mark and start a new one.

TUE.:  Teaching Time
    JOT:  Finish Jot #4 for your book club novel

WED.:  MAP Practice - Literature and Vocabulary

THR.: Historical Documents
Finish notes on 1 article tonight.

FRI.:  Historical Documents
Read and review them.  Finish 2 more articles by Monday.
PERIODS 4 & 6 - Writing

MON.:  Finish Powtoon Presentations

TUE.:  MAP Practice - Informational Text

WED.:  MAP Practice - Research and Presentation

THR.:  MAP Practice online

FRI.:  POST-TEST - Argument Writing  (the real deal)

Week of 4/3-7

posted Apr 1, 2017, 9:33 AM by Janice Davis   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 5:34 AM ]

NOTE:  Powtoon Presentations will be on Friday.  If you are not ready by then, you will not be eligible for the contest.  It will also be considered a late grade.  If using a computer at home is an issue, please let Mrs. Davis know so you can work out alternate arrangements.
PERIOD 1 - Compacted

MON.:  Disaster!  A Predictable Plot
    JOT:  #1 on Author's Craft - your part only

TUE.:  No School!

WED.:  Unifying Ideas (day 1)
    JOT:  #2

THR.:  Unifying Ideas (day 2)
  FINISH:  Extended Research

FRI.:  Unifying Ideas (day 3)
   FINISH:  Anything you still need to have prepared for presentations on Monday.


PERIODS 3 & 5 - Reading

MON.:  Disaster!  A Predictable Plot
    JOT:  #1 on Author's Craft - your part only

TUE.:  No School!

WED.:  Unifying Ideas (day 1)
    JOT:  #2

THR.:  Unifying Ideas (day 2)
    FINISH:  Extended Research

FRI.:  Unifying Ideas (day 3)
    FINISH:  Anything you still need to have prepared for presentations on Monday.

PERIODS 4 & 6 - Writing

MON.:  Work on Powtoon Presentation
    COMPLETE:  half of your presentation

TUE.:   No School!

WED.:  Work on Powtoon Presentation
    COMPLETE:  second half of your presentation

THR.:  Fine tune timing and overall project pieces
    COMPLETE:  Be ready to present tomorrow!

FRI.:  Powtoon Presentations! 
    No homework
    NOTE:  IF your presentation is not ready by today, you will not be eligible for entry in the contest.  It will also be considered a late grade.

Week of 3/27-31

posted Mar 24, 2017, 11:23 AM by Janice Davis

Welcome back!  I hope you had a fantastic spring break filled with lots of relaxing and reading!
PERIOD 1 - Compacted

MON.:  Narrative Nonfiction vs. Informational
    PLAN:  Skim your new book for key features

TUE.:  Narrative Nonfiction Main Idea
    JOT:  Finish your part of Jot #1 tonight.

WED.:  It's All About the Dogs
    JOT:  Finish your part of Jot #2 tonight.

THR.:  Dogs to the Rescue!
    JOT:  Finish your part of Jot #3 tonight.

FRI.:  Unifying Ideas
    No homework (unless you have jots to finish)


PERIODS 3 & 5 - Reading

MON.:  Dogs to the Rescue!
    JOT:  Finish your part of Jots #2 and #3 tonight.

TUE.:  Unifying Ideas
   FINISH:  Finish any jots you have left  undone, including any notes you missed in book club.

WED.:  That's Debatable!  (day 1)
   FINISH:  Have all of your notes complete for the debate tomorrow!

THR.:  Debate Time!  (day 2)
   OUTLINE:  Put your outline of the debate summary together so you can write all about it tomorrow.

FRI.:  Debate Summary (day 3)
   FINISH:  If you do not finish your summary in class, it will be homework over the weekend.


PERIODS 4 & 6 - Writing

MON.:  Analyzing the Superhero Essay (day 1)
    No homework

TUE.:  Analyzing the Superhero Essay (day 2)
    FINISH:  analysis if not done in class

WED.:  Try it With a Twist  (day 1)
    PREPARE:  explore Powtoon's tutorial videos

THR.:  Try it With a Twist (day 2)
    PLAN:  outline or begin your powtoon

FRI.:  Try it With a Twist (day 3)
You decide on homework.  We continue to work on this next week.  All powtoons will be due next WED.
    
 

Week of 3/13-16

posted Mar 10, 2017, 7:44 PM by Janice Davis   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 7:45 PM ]

Welcome to Conference Week!  Since this is your communication arts  class, we will spend some time this week preparing for portfolio conferences.  What do you say?  How do you run the conference?  (Did you realize you are the star of the show?!)
PERIOD 1 - Compacted

MON.:  Wrapping up a Super Story
    FINISH:  purple book pp. 17-19
(Note:  Only 2 of the pages are linked here.)

TUE.:  Portfolio Prep for Conferences
    FINISH: outline for the super story  AND
            pp. 20-21 in purple book (quiz tomorrow)

WED.:  Role play for conferences AND
            indefinite pronoun quiz

THR.:  Finish writing super essay final copy

FRI.:  Spring Break Begins!!
    Read, Read, Read ... something you love!
PERIODS 3 & 5 - Reading

MON.:  It's All About the Dogs
    JOT: Notes on your part of Jot #2

TUE.:  Portfolio Prep for Conferences
   
WED.:  Role play for conferences; book clubs
    JOT:  Finish book club notes for Jot #2

THR.:  Extra time to complete super essay if needed                  OR special read-in day!

FRI.:  Spring Break Begins!!
    Read, Read, Read ... something you love!
   
PERIODS 4 & 6 - Writing

MON.:  Wrapping up a Super Story
    FINISH:  purple book pp. 17-19
(Note:  Only 2 of the pages are linked here.)

TUE.:  Portfolio Prep for Conferences
    FINISH: outline for the super story AND
             pp. 20-21 in purple book (quiz is on Thr.)

WED.:  Write final copy of super essay

THR.:  Quiz on indefinite pronouns

FRI.:  Spring Break Begins!!
    Read, Read, Read ... something you love!

Week of 3/6-10

posted Mar 5, 2017, 7:28 PM by Janice Davis   [ updated Mar 9, 2017, 11:10 AM ]

Do you want to win up to five extra raffle tickets for this week's drawing?  If so, make sure you read through the week's homework and lessons to find the clues you need to be part of this week's raffle ticket competition!
PERIOD 1 - Compacted

MON.:  Writing a Persuasive Essay
    Using Moby Max -- no homework

TUE.: Writing a Super Lead (day 1)
    FIND:  Find, print, and complete one online grammar practice page that covers something we have done in class this year.  Turn it in tomorrow for 3 extra raffle tickets.
    COMPLETE:  Indefinite Pronouns
    VIDEO:  
Singular vs. Plural Indefinite Pronouns


WED.: Writing a Super Lead (day 2)

    COMPLETE:  Indefinite Pronoun Agreement #1

    VIDEO:  Indefinite Pronoun Agreement
   
FRI.:   Finish body paragraphs for your Super Story
    FINISH:  Body paragraphs if not done in class
PERIODS 3 & 5 - Reading

MON.:  Read and write a one-paragraph summary.
    no homework

TUE:  Complete formal letter for cellphone argument
   FINISH:  the letter to Mr. Lackey

WED.:  Narrative Nonfiction vs. Informational
    PLAN:  Skim your new book to predict the central idea, key details you will learn about, and new vocabulary terms.

THR.:  Narrative Nonfiction Main Idea
    JOT:  #1 from the new online jots page

FRI.:  Book Club Discussion Day
   Bring your novel and be ready to discuss Jot #1.
PERIOD S 4 & 6 - Writing

MON.:  Writing a Persuasive Essay
    Using Moby Max -- no homework
    
TUE.: Writing a Super Lead (day 1)
    FIND:  Find, print, and complete one online grammar practice page that covers something we have done in class this year.  Turn it in tomorrow for 3 extra raffle tickets.
    COMPLETE:  Indefinite Pronouns
    VIDEO:  
Singular vs. Plural Indefinite Pronouns


WED.: Writing a Super Lead (day 2)

    COMPLETE:  Indefinite Pronoun Agreement #1

    VIDEO:  Indefinite Pronoun Agreement
   
FRI.:   Finish body paragraphs for your Super Story
    FINISH:  Body paragraphs if not done in class

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