Homework

April 24th, 2018

Grade 6

  1. Writing- Make your own telegram! You are going to pretend to send a telegram to Bud. Keep it short and straight to the point. Use pgs 131-132 to help guide you.

-Must be typed (typewriter font)

-Must look like an actual telegram from the 1930’s

Due Thursday.

Grade 7

1. Reading- in google classroom please read the assigned article and take full page worth of notes.

2. Religion- please complete Ch 14 chapter review questions.

Grade 8

Reading- please research on your specific debate topics. Must bring in your sources and notes tomorrow.

Debates will be held on Friday.

April 19th, 2018

Grade 6

  1. Reading- read chapter 11

Answer questions on google classroom.

Monday you will have chs 10-11 quiz.

Grade 7

  1. Reading- reread the article. Going to continue to take notes for your debate.

Need to make sure you have the following;

Claim, contention, and closing statements.

2. Science- Ch 18 test tomorrow

Grade 8

Reading- please read the assigned article on google classroom.

Record relevant details from the article that support the topic, should animals be held in captivity.

(Notes should be a FULL page or more)

April 17th, 2018

Grade 6

  1. Reading- please finish reading ch 9 in Bud, Not Buddy. Answer the questions in your notebook.

Grade 7

  1. Reading- on google classroom will be an article. Please read and comment.
  • You are not allowed to use personal experience
  • You are not allowed to use “I think,” “I believe,” or “In my opinion.”
  • You can only use the article for your reasoning.

TWO COMMENTS

  1. Your comment -where you stand on the topic
  2. Your response to another classmates comment.

Grade 8

On google classroom please read the assigned article. Leave your two comments in the class discussion. Remember to use the article in your reasoning.

APril 16th, 2018

WE made it! All ela state test have been completed! you guys have done an amazing job working towards these test. Now its time to continue our growth!

Grade 6

  1. Writing- What do you think about Bud’s rules now? Are they thrive or survive? Please answer these questions in a two paragraph statement in your reading notebook.

YOU CANNOT USE THE WORD “I”, “I THINK,” “I BELIEVE”

Grade 7

Reading- review notes on debate

Religion- please finish and come the activity on pg 155.

Science- Ch 18 test on Friday

Grade 8

  1. On google classroom, read the article. Answer the question. You are responsible of leaving TWO comments.

1. First comment- is where you stand on the topic

2. Second comment- comment on a classmates


March 22, 2018

Grades 6 and 8

You must finish your extended responses. Make sure you are utilizing the methods that were discussed in class.

Tomorrow there will be no ELA class due to grade 7 trip, however, there will be work left for you to complete. Whatever that is not completed must be completed for homework.

Grade 7

Tomorrow is our field trip! Make sure to bring your own lunch. Wear comfortable shoes!

March 19th

Grade 6

tomorrow we will review weekend homework

Grade 7

Please read and complete pages 47-49, "Excerpt from How I Lost My Station in Life", on the link posted on google classroom. Please copy and answer the short response questions on loose leaf!.

Grade 8

Please read and complete pages 47-49, "Excerpt from I.Q. Rising" on the link posted on google classroom. Please copy and answer the short response questions on loose leaf!

March 16th, 2018

All grades should go on their google classroom and complete the work on loose leaf.

Must utilize everything we have been discussing in class.


***In preparation for the ELA State Test it is important that you ALWAYS try your best when completing these assignments. If you have any questions about the passage or questions please write the question in your reading notebook and we will discuss on Monday. ***

March 15th, 2018

Grade 6

Read the excerpt and answer questions on google classroom.

Grade 7

complete assigned passage on frontrowed.com

Grade 8

Read the article and answer the short response question and multiple choice.

March 14th, 2018

Grade 6

Read and complete passage on google classroom. Make sure to use the steps we discussed in class!

Grade 7

  1. Reading- read pages 66-67. Complete the “Reading Guide” questions on the side of the passage in your reading notebook.

B. Answering the questions on pgs 68-69. Write the COMPLETE answers in your notebook.

2. Science- finish packet

*** PERMISSION SLIP AND MONEY DUE FRIDAY MARCH 16TH @9AM***

Grade 8

Read and complete the passage on google classroom. Make sure to pay attention to the keyword within the questions.

March 13th, 2018

Grade 6

Reading- read the assigned passage and answer all questions in google classroom. Do not forget to copy your answers in your notebook!

Grade 7

  1. Reading- read pages 66-67. Complete the “Reading Guide” questions on the side of the passage in your reading notebook.

B. Answering the questions on pgs 68-69. Write the COMPLETE answers in your notebook.

2. Science- finish packet

*** PERMISSION SLIP AND MONEY DUE FRIDAY MARCH 16TH @9AM***

Grade 8

1. Reading- read and complete pages 97-99. All answers must be recorded in your reading notebook. The PDF can be found on Classroom.

March 9, 2018

Grade 6

Reading- read chapters 6-8 in Bud, Not Buddy. Take notes in your reading notebook and annotate the text. Monday please be prepare for reading comprehension questions and discussion.

Test on Monday on Chapters!

Grade 7

Reading- please read chapter 5 in Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass.

Complete the assignment in google classroom. (Vocabulary quiz is section 2 of the assignment.)

**Field Trip Money due Friday March 16th @9am!**

Grade 8

Reading- Complete test in Google Classroom (The Elephant Man Test)

Reminder: Group Plot Charts are due Tuesday!

March 6,2018

Grade 6

1. Reading- read chs 4 and 5 in Bud, Not Buddy. Complete the word context clues for each chapter, as well as the figurative language.

(3-5 words for context clues. Copy the sentence and define without using the dictionary)

(3-5 examples of figurative language. Copy the sentence, identify what figurative language it is, and explain the intended meaning)

Grade 7

  1. Writing- Summarize chs1-4 in three paragraphs. Must be completed in your reading notebook.
  2. Reading- study the words from The Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass
  3. Religion- Unit 2 test on Friday

Grade 8

Reading- finish reading chs 17-18.

Writing- take notes, summarize in two paragraph summary.

March 5, 2018

Grade 6

Test has been moved to Thursday. Please review notes and definitions.

Grade 7

Reading- Read chapter 4 in Narrative Life of Frederick Douglass define the following words without using a dictionary!

- eminent, indispensable, persevering , obdurate, impudence, debasing, sparingly, bountifully, consummate, expedient, benefactor, untimely, and arraigned.

How to define a word using context clues quiz on Thursday.

Religion- Finish Unit 2 Assessment

Unit 2 Test on Friday

Grade 8

Great job on your presentations! Tomorrow we will focus on the last two chapters of The Elephant Man.

Wednesday will be your Test.

March 1, 2018

Grade 6

Wednesday will be a figurative language TEST! Study Study Study! You must be able to identify examples of figurative language and explain the meaning.

Grade 7

  1. Grammar- on pages 754 &755 Copy “Commonly Used Roots”, “Commonly Used Prefixes”, and “Commonly Used Suffixes.”

B. Study for a test on Tuesday.

C. complete assignments on NoRedInk.com


Grade 8

St. Philips Cathedral is due on Monday! Be ready to present and discuss your model. You must have your index card pretending to be Merrick and explain why you chose that cathedral.

Feb 23, 2018

Grade 6

Work on your "Figurative Language in Music" presentation

Grade 7

  1. Reading- read chapter 3. Take notes (1-2 full pages worth of notes.

B. Answer the questions on google classroom.

C. Word Context clues in your notebook.

scarcely(p.9), equipage(p.10), tarring (p.10), imbibe (p.12)

2. Religion- Finish the Paschal Mystery.

3. Science Project due Tuesday

Grade 8

  1. Reading- read chs 15 and 16. Take notes in your notebook. (2-3 full pages worth of notes)
  2. Work on the St. Philip’s Cathedral Project

Due Monday, March 5th

Feb 22, 2018

Grade 6

  1. Reading- study for figurative language quiz

B. Look for a song and identify the figurative language within the lyrics. Explain the intended meaning of using the figurative language.

Tomorrow bring the title of the song. I must approve before presentation.

Tuesday and Wednesday you will present your song.

Grade 7

  1. Reading- Finish reading chapter 2.
  2. Writing- In a short paragraph, describe the living conditions and rations of most slaves on Colonel Lloyd’s plantations. How did some slaves supplement their necessities?

3. science- Science project is due next week Feb 27th. Please hand in your scientific method by Monday.

Grade 8

  1. Reading- research St. Philips Cathedral in Birmingham.

What is the history behind St. Philips? (Half to full page worth of notes)

Print a picture or illustrate a picture of the Cathedral.

Why do you think Merrick decided to build this Cathedral? (Answer in 5-10 sentences)


Feb 20,2018

Grade 6

  1. Reading- finish answering the questions on Ch1.

B. Read chapter 2. Find 3-5 examples of figurative language and record it in the “Examples of Figurative Language” in the back of your reading notebook.

C. Define - Twine(p.6), welted (p.11), lavatory (p.11), urchin(p.12), sputtered (p.13) using only context clues. (Back of your Reading Notebook.) DUE THURSDAY.

2. Grammar- please read pgs.25-26. Take notes (half page or more) and complete the practice on the bottom of pg 25.

Friday- figurative language quiz

Grade 7

  1. Reading- finish reading Chapter 1. Define the following words in YOUR OWN WORDS. Use CONTEXT CLUES.

Impertinent(p.1), hinder (p.2), tidings (p.2), multitudes (p.3), clotted (p.4), commenced (p.4)

  1. Create another “Analyze Frederick Douglass Chart” starting with;

Douglass Says: “Captain Anthony was not rich and he was cruel as was his overseer Hester. Hester went out with Lloyd’s Ned and was brutally beaten for it. LOOK FOR KEYWORDS!

Grade 8

  1. Reading- Please read chapters 13-14. Please write notes as you read in your reading notebook. Due Thursday.

Test Thursday- on chs 13-14.

2. Grammar- Please read pg117-121. Take notes and answer the questions within the text on pages 119-20. (#1-5- Copy and answer) Due tomorrow


Feb 12-15

All grades worked on their Research Paper.

Grades 7 &8 due Thursday Feb 15

Grade 6 Due Tuesday 20

Feb 8, 2018

Grade 6

1.Writing- Complete your introduction graphic organizer using your research. If you need to do more research please do so.

-Write your supporting details in COMPLETE SENTENCES.

-add a concluding sentence to your introduction.

EVERYTHING MUST BE TITLED!

Grade 7

  1. Writing- using only your 2-3 sources and intro graphic organizer write your rough draft of your introduction on loose leaf.

Skip lines on the loose leaf.

Grade 8

Writing- finish your rough draft. Due tomorrow morning.

NO EXCUSES!


Feb 7, 2018

Grade 6

  1. Writing- Using the article given in class, answer the question in paragraph format. Use the graphic organizer to help guide your answer.

B. Paragraph must be written on loose leaf in script.

Penmanship test-friday

Grade 7

1. Create a graphic organizer for your introduction in your reading notebook.

2. Explore and read the plagiarism and resource page. Come up with THREE questions or more to ask about your findings. Please complete in your reading notebook.

Grade 8

Please finish your rough draft of your introduction for your paper. Make sure to use the outline that was given in class.

Feb 5,2018

Grade 6

  1. Research is due tomorrow in your reading notebooks. It does not have to be essay format.

Sources must be written in different color ink.

2. Bud, Not Buddy must be in no later than Wednesday.

Grade 7

1. Write a reflection (3 paragraph) paper.

What was the life of African Americans during Slavery, Civil Rights Movement, OR Harlem Renaissance? Please cite all of your sources!

2. Religion- finish reading pages 120-121. Take notes, copy, and complete the Activity on page 120 in your religion notebook.

Grade 8

  1. Reading- in google classroom please read the article “Youth in the Civil Rights Movements.” Create a graphic organizer in your reading notebook answering the following question, what was it like for a young African American during the Civil Rights Movement?

B. Using the graphic organizer answer the question in paragraph format on classroom.


Feb 2, 2018

Grade 6

  1. Reading/Writing- Reread the article that was given in class. Using your notes identify the central idea of the article. In a paragraph please answer the following question.
  • What is the central idea of this article? (Must always include the title of the article in your writing)

**please purchase Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis

Grade 7

1. Please research and record your findings on the requirements given in class. You may type or write on loose leaf. Due Monday

2. Science- Please bring in a typed draft of your Problem, Hypothesis, and Procedure on Monday.

Grade 8

  1. Reading/writing- Please finish watching the video.

Write a reflection essay of the video. (2 paragraphs) due tomorrow. You must share your reflection essay with me on google drive.

2. Black History Project research due monday.


Jan 31, 2018

Grade 6

Reading- Read the passage on classroom. Answer the essay prompt on loose leaf.

Please make sure you have Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis by next week

GrADE 8

Please hand in your or email me your research tomorrow.

Finish writing your "Driverless Cars" essay. All due tomorrow.

Jan 22-28 2018

All grades will be taking midterms.

Study, study, study!

Grade 7 Important Dates

Science fair- Tuesday, Feb 27th

Important Dates to Remember

  • Jan 26- project, solo or partner (In order to proceed, it must be approved by teacher)
  • Feb 16- all steps printed or shared (must be edited and approved before putting on your tri-fold board)
  • Feb 27th- presentations are due

Jan 17, 2018

Grade 6

1. Reading- please complete the two assigned passages on frontrowed

2. Study for midterm

Grade 7

Study for midterm

Grade 8

1. Reading- please finish ch 11. Answer all guided reading questions on Classroom. (due fri)

2. Study for midterm

Jan 16,2018

Grade 6

  1. Study for midterm.
  2. Please read “My Cousin’s Quinceanera.” Complete all “cite evidence” task. Answer questions on page 25.
  3. You may practice on frontrowed.

Grade 7

  1. Study for all midterms (ELA, Religion, and Science)
  2. Finish pgs 91-93. You must read pages 94-95. Complete all questions on pages 96-97 in reading notebook.

Grade 8

  1. Study for midterm
  2. Please complete the assigned passage on Classroom. All answers must be recorded in your Reading notebook.

  3. You may use frontrowed to practice.

Jan 8-12 ,2018

Please be advise that grades 6-8 will be taking MAP testing. Some classes will not have ELA.

You may practice on Frontrowed.com and NoRedInk.com to practice and review for upcoming midterm.

Jan 4-5, 2018

Due to the inclement weather there is no homework.

Jan 3, 2018

Grade 6

Reading- assessment on frontrowed.com

Grade 8

Complete the assigned practice on NoRedInk.com

Jan 2, 2018

Grade 6

  1. Reading- Identify stages 6-8 of Percy’s Journey. Just like how we did it in class, summarize how Percy achieved each stage.

Please purchase Bud, Not Buddy ISBN 9780440413288

Grade 7

  1. Reading- please complete the assigned passage on frontrowed.com

Class code:8z6jj2

2. Religion- please finish reading Ch9. Take notes in your notebook.

Grade 8

  1. Reading- please read the short passage on Classroom. Identify the theme and explain why that is the theme of the poem.

B. Reread chs 9 and 10.


Dec 22-Jan 2 (Christmas BreAK)

gRADE 6

In a THREE PARAGRAPH essay please explain how Percy Jackson has changed throughout The Lightning Thief.

***must be typed, Times New Roman, and font 12.***

Grade 7

Create a plot diagram for The Outsiders on poster board. Must have illustrations for 4-5 events.


Grade 8

Character Portfolio - Choose 3-4 characters in The Elephant Man. Each character must contain either illustrations, or pictures that would represent and explain their internal and external traits. On the bottom, underneath their picture, please include 4-5 details from the text that connect with your illustration or picture. (external and internal trait)

Dec 19, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- Compare and contrast the movie and book Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief in a two paragraph essay. Must use details to support your observations. Due Thursday.

B. Tomorrow- a venn diagram on comparing and contrasting the movie and book.

Grade 7

  1. Reading- classroom “Amigo Brothers”
  2. Science- Open notebook test on chapter 17 lessons 1 and 2 on thursday.
  3. Classroom photos- money or the slip and photo saying NO.

Grade 8

Reading- Compare and contrast the movie and the book The Elephant in TWO paragraph essay. Be specific in details and explain your answer. Must be done on Google Classroom. You may type in a Google Doc and attach it OR type on classroom. Due Wednesday Night.

Dec 18,2017

All classes have homework on NoRedInk.com

Dec 11, 2017

Grade 6

Please complete the practice assigned on NoRedInk.com

Grade 7

1. Reading- Character illustration or eulogy is due tomorrow.

  • Script final draft due tomorrow.

Grade 8

1. Reading- Internal monologue and illustration due tomorrow.

2. Grammar- NoRedInk

Dec 7-10, 2017

Note to all grades: finish any incomplete work from Friday.

Grade 6

1. Reading- You are going to read ch 19. Please answer the questions on Classroom. It will be up Friday (due Sunday night)\

2. Grammar- Work on the practice on NoRedInk

Grade 7

  1. Reading- final draft of script is due Tuesday. No excuses. The plays will be recorded on Thursday and Friday.
  • Friday an assignment will be posted on Classroom. It is due Sunday.

Grade 8

  1. Reading/Spelling- Using TEN words create an internal monologue.
  • You must illustrate the picture or cartoon on COMPUTER PAPER!
  • Rough draft is due on Friday in Classroom. When you have received feedback from me, you may begin with your illustration.

DEc 6, 2017

Grade 6

1. Please login to Classroom. Answer the question in paragraph format. Please use details from the text to support your answer.

2. Grammar- please take a diagnostic on NoRedInk.com

Grade 7

1. Dress rehearsal tomorrow.

2. Science- chapter test tomorrow.

Grade 8

  1. Reading/Spelling- Using TEN words create an internal monologue on Loose leaf.
  • You must illustrate the picture or cartoon on COMPUTER PAPER!
  • Rough draft is due on Classroom by Friday.

DEC 5, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- using your details about the River Styx, finish illustrating your river. On the top side copy your quotes nice, big, and neat! On the bottom side illustrate using ONLY the details you have on top!
  2. Grammar- capitalization test tomorrow.

Grade 7

1. Reading- Please work on your group's script.

  • please practice and memorize your lines.

Grade 8

  1. Reading- finish assignment on classroom.
  • Write a paragraph prediction on what Renshaw plans to do with Merrick. Must use details and evidence to support your opinion in your reading notebook.

Dec 4, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Grammar- COPY and complete #1-10 on pg. 549
  • Complete NoRedInk

2. Reading- The Rivers of the Underworld- Select ONE out of the five. Do research on the one who select. Write minimum of half page worth of notes.

GrADE 7

  1. Grammar- Copy and complete #1-10 in exercise 2 on page 339.
  2. Reading- practice and edit The Hearing Skit.
  3. Science- Test Thursday. Please answer study guide questions.

Grade 8

  1. Grammar- please take the diagnostic on noredink.com (types of sentences)
  2. Reading- please read ch 6. Highlight and take notes in your reading notebook.

Nov 28, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- Read Ch 17. Take notes on the chapter in your Reading notebook.
  • Classroom- statement- respond in ONE post.
  • Text message must be completed by Thursday the latest.

2. Grammar- pg 546, finish NoRedInk!

Grade 7

  1. Reading- Work on Ch 12 skit. Rough Draft due Thursday.

Monday we will record your skit.

2. Grammar- Noredink is due tonight.

Grade 8

  1. Reading- Read ch 5 in The Elephant Man. Highlight important events, and words that you are not familiar with. Also take notes in your notebook as you are reading.
  • On classroom- you are going to be responsible for participating in the discussion board and answering questions.

2. Grammar- is due tomorrow. Any assignments that is not completed on noredink.com must be completed tonight.


Nov 27, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- please write your text message on loose leaf. Make sure it is 150 characters.


  1. Grammar- Please complete exercise 5 on pg 546. Read and take notes from pgs 544-545.

Tomorrow you will be quizzed on capitalization.

Grade 7

  1. Reading- finish reading chapter 12. In two paragraphs what is your opinion on The Outsiders. What would you change about the novel?


  1. Religion- finish unit 1 assessment on loose leaf. (pgs 71-72) please COPY the questions and answers.

Grade 8

  1. Reading- Copy context clue and define. NO DICTIONARY.

Laboriously (pg54), conspicuous (p. 57), ingenuous (p.57), tersely (p.62)

2. Grammar- Copy #6-10 in exercise 5 on pg 331. Circle the simple predicate and underline complete predicate.


Nov 21,2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- please read chapter 16. Write a two paragraph essay summarizing and predicting what will happen next.
  2. Grammar- please complete assignment on noredink.com

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Grade 7

  1. Reading-read chapter 11. Answer each question in a paragraph format.


  1. Grammar- complete noredink.com assignment.

Grade 8

  1. Rewrite your internal dialogue. Make sure it sounds like Dr. Treves.
  2. Please type the internal dialogue. It should be about a paragraph long.

-Underneath your paragraph please summarize this scene in a paragraph.


Nov 20, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- Please answer the questions on google drive. It will be in the slides “Gr6 11/20-11/22”

Please bring your text message to Chiron tomorrow.

  1. Grammar- Please take notes from pg 539-540 and 542. Complete exercise #4 on pg. 543 please COPY and complete.

Grade 7

POTLUCK TOMORROW!!! =)

  1. Reading- read chapter 10 The Outsiders. Summarize in a paragraph in your reading notebook.
  2. Grammar- please take the diagnostic on NoRedInk.com. It is open until 12am tonight.

Grade 8

  1. Reading- read chapter 4. Copy and answer questions in your reading notebook. (Questions are in google drive in the slides titled “Gr8 11/20-11/22.”) Must be answered in complete sentences.
  2. Grammar- complete quiz on NoRedInk.com.

Nov 15, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- Read Chapter 13-14. Please highlight and take notes. Be prepared for class discussions and questions.
  2. Grammar- Complete #1-10 on page 538. Copy and complete.

Quiz on Friday - Capitalization

Reminder ALL ESSAYS due tomorrow. NO EXCUSES. Typed and printed!

Grade 7

  1. Reading- finish reading chapter 9. Summarize chapter 9 in paragraph format in your Reading notebook.

B. Essay is due Friday November 17,2017 - Typed, and printed

2. Grammar is due tomorrow.

3. Religion- chapter 6 test on Friday.

Grade 8

  1. Reading- Finish reading chapter 3. Define 5 words using context clues. Takes notes on chapter 3.
  2. Grammar- study for quiz (Simple and complete subject)

* I will put some practice work on google drive*

Nov 14, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- read chapter 13. List major events in your reading notebook. Continue to identify major stages according to “Hero’s Journey.”

2. Grammar homework is due tomorrow.

Grade 7

  1. Reading- finish reading chapter 9. Summarize chapter 9 in paragraph format in your Reading notebook.

B. Essay is due Friday November 17,2017 - Typed, and printed

2. Grammar is due tomorrow.

3. Religion- chapter 6 test on Friday.

Grade 8

  1. Reading- finish reading chapter 3. Find 5 words, define using context clues NO DICTIONARY. Copy the context clues.

Remember to take notes as you are reading.

  1. Grammar- Complete #1-10 on pgs 332-333. Copy the sentences and ONLY identify the complete subject in each sentence. Thursday there will be a quiz.

Nov 13, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- Group 2 your essay is due tomorrow.

B. list of events is due tomorrow. (ch 12)

2. Grammar- please complete #12-20 on page 537. Please copy and underline the words!

Grade 7

  1. Reading- Work on your essay.

Due date: 11/17/17 - Typed and printed

2. Grammar- Complete #6-20 on page 318 in your txtbk.

Please bring canned food!

Tomorrow is the last day for permission slip and Money!

Grade 8

  1. Reading- Bring your notes and vocabulary tomorrow.

Please purchase The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks

ISBN: 0345345134

2. Grammar- Complete #1-10 on pgs 332-333. Copy the sentences and ONLY identify the complete subject in each sentence. Thursday there will be a quiz.

Nov 9,2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- A complete rough draft of your writing needs to be typed and shared with me by Monday. (agarcia@nativityschoolbronx.org)

B. Read chapter 12- list major events in your reading notebook.

2. Grammar- finish diagnostic on noredink.com due sunday night.

Grade 7

Reading- using your flash draft, type your essay. Share your essay with me by Sunday night. (agarcia@nativityschoolbronx.org)

Grade 8

  1. Reading- Finish reading chapter 2. Take notes as you are reading in your reading notebook. (More than a page of notes)

B. Find 5 words that you do not recognize. Copy the context clue(quote), cite (pg #) define it using the context clue.

  1. Grammar- pg 332 is due Monday.

Nov 7, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- Groups 1 and 3 you're starting your rough draft for the essay tonight. You may share your document or write the rough draft. For group 2 you are identifying the stages, summarizing the stages , and identifying how Percy achieved that stage.

Essay Due Dates

Group 1 - Nov 16

Group 2- Nov 14

Group 3- Nov 15

Grade 7

***please bring in can food for the FOOD DRIVE!***

***please submit money and permission slip for the field trip***


  1. Reading- using your graphic organizer complete a rough draft of your body paragraph on LOOSE LEAF.

Make sure to title “Rough Draft of Body Paragraph #2”

  • Complete graphic organizer. *** remember to use details that supports your main point.***

Grade 8

  1. Reading- finish researching and answering the questions.

B. Re-read chapter 1- record all the major events in bullet form in your reading notebook.

Please purchase The Elephant Man ISBN: 0345345134

2. Spelling- create sentences for the words.

Nov 6, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- please bring your “Hero’s Journey” tomorrow.
  2. Grammar- read pages 278-280. Take notes on each section. Define what is a main idea and topic sentence. Completer exercise #1 on pgs 279-280. Do not copy the paragraphs just the main ideas.

Grade 7

  1. Reading- Make sure to have the lesson that Ponyboy learned for tomorrow.
  2. Spelling- Complete pgs 48-50 for Unit 7. For Review and challenge words, create a sentence for each word on a loose leaf.

DO NOT FORGET CANS FOR THE FOOD DRIVE!

PLEASE SUBMIT THE MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIP FOR THE FIELD TRIP!

Grade 8

  1. Reading and Spelling- Read Chapter 1. Make notes in your reading notebook of the events that occur in the chapter.

B. For the copied words please define the words using the context clues. Copy the quote and page first! Then define. DO NOT USE A DICTIONARY.

2. Grammar- Copy and complete exercise #4 on pg. 329. #1-10 due Wednesday.

Nov 2, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Finish copying and answering questions for Ch 11.

The questions are in the Google Drive Grade 6 folder.

Grade 7

  1. Reading- Fill out the copied graphic organizer for a lesson that Ponyboy learns.

2. Religion Chapter test tomorrow. Study vocabulary and notes.

Grade 8

  1. Reading- purchase The Elephant Man ISBN: 0345345134

B. Describe the setting of the novel based on the first page.

GOOD LUCK TOMORROW ON YOUR TACHS EXAM!

Nov 1, 2017

Grade 6

Please bring all notebooks to class tomorrow.

1. Spelling- Unit 5 and sentences for each word.

2. Reading- re-read chs 8-11. Highlight and take notes on the stages of "The Hero's Journey"

Grade 7

***PLEASE SUBMIT THE FIELD TRIP MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIP.***

Grammar and Science is due tomorrow.

Religion Ch test friday.


For Art- Please bring in old magazines

Grade 8

  1. Reading- Please purchase The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks.
  2. Spelling- Please create a narrative using 10 out of the 20 words. Underline each word in your narrative.
  3. Grammar- Complete Exercise 9 on pg 311. You do not have to copy the paragraph. Please cite the line and list the transitional words and phrases.


Oct 30, 2017

Grade 6

Reading log

Grade 7

***PLEASE SUBMIT THE FIELD TRIP MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIP.***

  1. Grammar- Complete exercise #8 on pg 302. Complete exercise #9 on pgs 303-304. You do not have to copy the paragraph. Just cite the line where you found the transitional words and phrases and record it into your notebook.
  2. Science- Read pages 448-452. Take notes. Copy and answer the questions on page 452.
  3. Religion- Study and answer the questions on pg 59.

Ch6 test on friday.

Grade 8

  1. Reading- Please purchase The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks.
  2. Spelling- Please create a narrative using 10 out of the 20 words. Underline each word in your narrative.
  3. Grammar- Complete Exercise 9 on pg 311. You do not have to copy the paragraph. Please cite the line and list the transitional words and phrases.

Oct 27, 2017

Grade 6

Reading log.

Grade 7

TRUNK OR TREAT CANDY!

PLEASE SUBMIT THE PERMISSION SLIP AND TRIP MONEY!

  1. Reading- the questions and definitions from Ch.8 in The Outsiders
  2. Science- You will have a quiz on Monday on Cell Reproduction. (stages of Mitosis)
  3. Religion Ch 5 test on rescheduled to Friday.

gRADE 8

ESSAY DUE MONDAY!

  1. Must be typed and printed (NO EXCUSES)
  2. Attached to your essay must contain the following documents;
  • Peer Editing worksheet: Intro
  • Peer Editing worksheet: Body Paragraph
  • Optional: If you wish to attach your rough drafts you may.

The worksheets must be stapled in order BEHIND your essay.

Oct 26,2017

Grade 6

1.Reading- Read chapters 8-11. (Due Monday) As you read you should always highlight and annotate the text.

-If you identify a stage of “A Hero’s Journey” please note it on the packet.

2. Spelling- test tomorrow on Units 1-4

Grade 7

  1. Reading- Read chapter 8. Answer the copied questions.cDefine words, compare context clue def.
  2. Spelling- Quiz on unit 7 words tomorrow.
  3. Religion- finish reading chapter 5. Copy and answer the questions on pg.59.

Chapter test on Tuesday

Grade 8

  1. Reading- Revise your body paragraph, begin working on your conclusion paragraph.

Final draft is due Monday - typed and printed.

2. Spelling quiz tomorrow.


Oct 24, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- Read chapters 6 and 7. Please highlight or underline any main events and characteristics of Percy Jackson. Do not forget to make notes on the side next to the highlighted.
  2. Spelling- test on Friday on Units 1-4. Study spelling and definitions.

Grade 7

****PLEASE BRING IN HALLOWEEN CANDY FOR THE TRUNK OR TREAT.****

****PLEASE BRING IN THE FIELD TRIP MONEY AND PERMISSION SLIP****


  1. Reading- Summarize the major events of Chapter 7 and identify the main idea.

For group3 - finish the last two major events and identify main idea.

2. Spelling- Define Unit 7 words using context clues on pg. 48. Spelling quiz on Monday

Grade 8

  1. Reading- Revise your introduction paragraph. Begin your rough draft of your body paragraph.

Must have your revised intro and body paragraph on Thursday!

Spelling Quiz on Friday.

oct 23, 2013

Grade 6

  1. Grammar - complete Exercise B on pg. 276. Copy the paragraph and add the proofreading marks.
  2. Spelling- Complete pgs 30-35.

Test on Units 1-4.

Grade 7

REMINDER:

Please submit your candy for Trunk or Treat!

Please submit your money and permission slip for the musical "Elf"

  1. Grammar- Please complete #2-3 on pg 300.
  2. Reading- List the events of Chapter 7 on computer paper. Pick 2-3 events to illustrate.

Grade 8

  1. Reading- bring your rough draft of your introduction paragraph. If you wish to revise it tonight you may.

2. Grammar- Complete #2-3 in Exercise #1 on pgs 296-297. Complete Exercise #5 on pg 305 and 306.

3. Spelling- Define Unit 5 words by using the context clues on pg 36. NO DICTIONARY!

Oct 19, 2017

Grade 6, 7, 8

1. Reading Log


gRADE 7 rEMINDER!

  • Please do not forget to bring in your Trunk or Treat Candy!


Oct 17, 2017

Grade 6

1.Reading- Fill out the graphic organizer to answer the following question. (Copied in class)

What does Percy’s response to the challenge on pg. 54 show about his character?

Grade 7

  1. Reading- please answer the copied questions in your reading notebook. Reminder- last question must be answered in paragraph form.
  • What is the theme of the poem “Nothing Stays Gold?”
  • What is the main idea of the poem?
  • Why did Johnny recite this poem? How does Ponyboy and Johnny relate to the poem? (One paragraph, and you must use evidence to support your answer)
  1. Spelling- complete by thursday
  2. Religion test on Friday.

No school tomorrow.

Grade 8

  1. Reading- Finish reading “Names/Nombres” by Julia Alvarez. Describe the narrator. What kind of characteristics does she have? In paragraph format on loose leaf. USE EVIDENCE.
  • Continue to highlight the text. Do not forget to make notes in the margin.
  1. Spelling-study for test on friday

Oct 16, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Spelling- For unit 4, read the sentences on pg 30. Use the context clues to define each word. DO NOT USE A DICTIONARY.
  2. Grammar- Please complete worksheet in your grammar notebook. (It is on google drive)

Grade 7

  1. Spelling- Finish your own definitions for the spelling words on pg 36 in Unit 5.
  2. Grammar- Complete #2 on pg 296. Copy the sentence that destroys the unity of the paragraph.

Grade 8

  1. Spelling-define each word in your OWN words in UNIT 4.
  2. Grammar- complete #1-10 on pg 289-290. (Revising Stringy Sentences) Copy the sentence, add proofreading marks. Rewrite the sentence with the corrections.


Spelling Test on Friday on Units 1-4.

Oct 12, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- Read Chapter 5. Record 10 words. Define each word by using context clues. DO NOT USE THE DICTIONARY. Use the details to help you define the word. Copy the detail that contains the word.
  2. Reading- timeline due tomorrow!

Grade 7

  1. Spelling test tomorrow
  2. Reading- Finish answering the questions in paragraph form, must use evidence.
  • Ponyboy had always dreamed of going to the country. What was his reaction when he finally arrived? (Ch.4)
  • Ponyboy resisted having his hair cut. Why, do you think, did the greasers place such high value on their hair? (Ch.5)

3. Religion- test tomorrow on responses.

Grade 8

1. Spelling- pick FIVE spelling words from Unit 4 to define. Illustrate an image to help define each word.

2. Please purchase The Elephant Man by Christine Sparks

Grade 6

  1. Reading- Construct Percy Jackson's family timeline. Must include 4-8 events on your timeline. Illustrate two events on the timeline. Your illustration must match your detail of the events. DUE FRIDAY

B. Read chapter 4- My Mother Teaches me Bullfighting

Grade 7

  1. Reading- compare and contrast the poem “Greasers are People” and The Outsiders in one paragraph. Must include TWO details.
  2. Spelling- Test on Friday on Units 1-4.
  3. Religion- Study and review the responses of Introductory Rites, Penitential Rite, and Liturgy of the Word. (Test on Friday)

Grade 8

  1. Spelling- Complete pgs. 30-32 unit 4.
  2. Reading- write a paragraph describing the characteristics of Andy. Please include evidence.

Oct 6, 2017

Grade 6

1. Reading- continue working on timeline.

b. reading log

Grade 7

  1. Reading- Read chs 4-5 in The Outsiders. Summarize each chapter in paragraph form in your reading notebook. Define 5-10 words from each chapter. Use context clues to define the word NOT a dictionary!
  2. Spelling Test on Wednesday on Units 1-4.

Grade 8

  1. Reading- What is the climax of On the Sidewalk Bleeding? Answer in paragraph form. Please include TWO details and explain.
  2. Spelling Test on Units 1-4 on Friday.

Oct 5, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Reading- Create a timeline of Percy Jackson’s family history. Use the events from CH 3. Rough draft must be in your reading notebook. Describe what happened in the event. (2-sentences)

Note: Group 2 Illustrate two events.

Grade 7

1.Reading- Find a quote that describes how the Greasers look. Find a quote that describes how the Socs look. Remember to cite where you find your detail.

  • Read ch 3. In The Outsiders. Define the following words using context clues. You must write the quote that contains the word and pg #.

Aloof, ornery, sassy, impersonal.

Grade 8

1. Reading log.

Oct 4, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Grammar- read and take notes from pgs 267.
  2. Spelling- Create well developed sentences for each spelling word.
  3. Reading log

Grade 7

1. Reading log

Grade 8

  1. Spelling- Define each of the spelling words in your OWN words.
  2. Reading- Re-write your answers to the questions on On the Sidewalk Bleeding by Evan Hunter. Must be paragraph form! (Review your outline for a paragraph)

Reminder: a paragraph should consist of 5-8 sentences.


FRIDAY IS HALF DAY, 12pm DISMISSAL NO AFTERSCHOOL!

Oct 2-3

Grades 6, 7, and 8

Any work that has not been completed in class must be done for homework.

See you Wednesday!

Sept 28, 2017

Grade 6

  1. Spelling- Complete pgs 18-19 in Unit 2.
  2. Reading- Finish reading Ch 1. in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Answer the following questions.

  • What is the difference between the Titans and the Gods?
  • How does the story of Kronos apply to life?
  • Choose 5 vocabulary words from the chapter to define.

FOR EXAMPLE:

Word: Stele

Quote, pg # “.....Stele……” (pg.4)

Defintion:

Grade 7

1.Spelling- study for quiz tomorrow.

2. Religion- Read pgs 34-35. Take notes and define red vocabulary.

Grade 8

  1. Spelling and Grammar quiz tomorrow
  2. Reading- finish reading “On the Sidewalk Bleeding”
  • Annotate the text (underline or highlight key details or anything that comes across interesting to you)
  • Find the climax of the story.

Sept 27, 2017

Grade 6

1. Reading- read and reading log

Grade 7

  1. Spelling- copy the definition of each word. Then create your own definition for the spelling word.
  2. Reading- What is the theme of The Lottery Ticket? Use details from the text to support your theme.
  3. Friday Spelling Quiz
  4. Grammar test tomorrow

Grade 8

Enjoy your visit to Mount Saint Michael High School!

Do not forget your spelling and grammar quiz on Friday.


Sept 26, 2017

Grade 6

Reading log

(MAP testing)

Grade 7

  1. Spelling- Finish pgs 26-27. Write sentences for each spelling word.
  2. Reading- Write two paragraph explaining the perspective of both characters “The Lottery Ticket” by Anton Chekov. Use SPECIFIC evidence to support your answer.

Grade 8

  1. Spelling- please finish pgs 18-21 in your wkbk.
  2. Grammar- Complete worksheet in your grammar notebook. (On google drive)
  3. Friday- Spelling and grammar quiz.

Sept 22, 2017

Grade 6

  1. The Story of Medusa and Athena- 3 quotes, illustrations

2. Grammar- finish #6-10 on pg 266.

3. Tuesday- Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief due on Tuesday!

Grade 7

  1. Science- read pgs 424-425. Take notes on your reading.

B. Copy and answer questions #1-4 on pg. 425.


Grade 8

  1. Grammar- Review and study notes for grammar quiz on Monday. (Sentence fragments and run-on sentences)