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Mon., June 2
No homework.
Tues., June 3
Class Journals due - 100 points. Students need dates 3/31 - 5/22.
Wed., June 4
8th Grade Picnic - no homework.
Thurs., June 5
No homework.
Fri., June 6
No School! Happy first day of summer! :)


Tues., May 27
KBAR, AF p. bottom of 239 - 268
Wed., May 28
KBAR, AF p. 269 - 283 **Day One: AF Test Review**
Thurs., May 29
KBAR, **Day Two: AF Test Review**
Friday, May 30
KBAR Due, AF Study Guide Due (110 points), AF Test

Mon., May 19
KBAR, AF p. 109 - 135
Tues., May 20
KBAR, AF p. 138 - 150
Wed., May 21
KBAR AF p. 159 - 187
Thurs., May 22
KBAR, AF p. 190 - middle of 208
Fri., May 23
AF. p. 208 - 229

**AF - refers to Anne Frank related assignments**

Mon., May 12
KBAR, Spelling Pre-Test #24
Tues., May 13
KBAR, AF p. 35 - top of 57
Wed., May 14
KBAR, AF p. 57 - 81
Thurs, May 15
KBAR, AF p. 86 - middle of 102
Fri., May 16
KBAR Due, Spelling Test #25


Mon., May 5
KBAR, Spelling Pre-Test #24
Tues., May 6
KBAR
Wed., May 7
KBAR, Anne Frank Biography Response Questions
Thurs., May 8
KBAR
Fri., May 9
Spelling Test #24, Anne Frank p. 13-34


**Students will be taking the SBAC test in the computer lab every day next week. We will not have regular class. The only homework they need to complete is their KBAR - due Friday, 5/2. **

Mon., April 21
KBAR, Spelling Pre-test #23 (We decided not to do spelling last week because of the short week.)
Tues., April 22
KBAR
Wed., April 23
KBARs
Thurs., April 24
KBAR, Study for "Flowers for Algernon" Test
Fri., April 25
Spelling Test #23, "Flowers for Algernon" - Test, Study Guide/Vocab. due

Mon., April 14
KBAR,  **All classes will meet with SLO High counselors during class today.**
Tues., April 15
KBAR, Spelling Pre-test #23
Wed., April 16
KBAR
Thurs., April 17
KBAR due (7 entries instead of 8 because of the holiday tomorrow), Spelling Test #23
Fri., April 18
SCHOOL HOLIDAY


Mon, April 7 KBAR, Spelling Pre-Test #22
Tues., April 8 KBAR, Call of the Wild - Test, Study Guide and Book due
Wed., April 9 KBAR, Call of the Wild EXTRA CREDIT Crossword due
Thurs., April 10 KBAR
Fri., April 11
KBAR, Spelling Test #22, Call of the Wild EXTRA CREDIT Essay due


Mon., March 31
KBAR
Tues., April 1
KBAR, Vocab. Packet, Call of the Wild -
Period 1: Ch. 5 (finish reading/study guide)
Periods 2 - 5: Ch. 6 (finish reading/study guide)
Wed., April 2
KBAR, Vocab. Packet
Thurs., April 3
KBAR,  Finish Vocab. Packet and Study for Vocab. Test, Study Spelling Test #21



Mon., March 17

KBAR, Call, Chapt. 3, study guide, voc.

Tues., March 18

KBAR, Call, Chapt. 4, study guide, voc.

Wed., March 19

KBAR, Call, Chapt. 5, study guide, voc.

Thurs., March 20

KBAR, study spelling

 

Presentations have been great!  Thanks for all of the effort, students and parents.  Research papers will be returned at the beginning of next week.

Wed., Mar. 12

KBAR

Thurs., Mar. 13

KBAR, study spelling, Call of the Wild, Chapt. 1, study guide

 

RESEARCH PAPER IS DUE TUES., MAR. 4.  VISUAL IS DUE WED., MAR 5.

Mon., Mar. 3

KBAR, finish final copy of research paper

Tues., Mar. 4

KBAR, finish visual presentation

Wed., Mar. 5

KBAR, finish visual if not presented yet

Thurs., Mar. 6

KBAR, study spelling

 

Mon., Feb. 24

KBAR, Rough draft is due tomorrow

Tues., Feb. 25

KBAR, Work on visual presentation

Wed., Feb. 26

KBAR, Work on visual presentation

Thurs., Feb. 27

KBAR due tomorrow, spelling test tomorrow, Work on visual presentation

 

This week we are working on the rough draft of the research paper which is due Tues., Feb. 25.  Students also need to be collecting pictures for the research presentation which is the following:

Either a tri-fold board (48” x 36” open, 36” x 24” closed) with usage of three colors and a title which is printed.  It will include:  

·         An 8 ½” x 11” picture of person or event

·         Map of where this person or event happened

·         A time line that is not handwritten

·         A picture representing the time period of your person or event

·         At least two other pictures that relate to your topic

Or a power point presentation which includes the following:

·         Minimum of 12 slides

·         Title slide, map, timeline, and several pictures of your topic

·         Typed captions and narration of your topic

Tues., Feb. 18

Work on rough draft, KBAR

Wed., Feb. 19

Work on rough draft, KBAR

Thurs., Feb. 20

Work on rough draft, KBAR

Fri., Feb. 21

Begin collecting pictures for research project presentation

 

Mon., Feb. 10

KBAR, write introduction

Tues., Feb. 11

KBAR, quiz

Wed., Feb. 12

KBAR, write conclusion

Thurs., Feb. 13

KBAR due, type outline, study spelling

 

We are currently working on the research paper.  Students should have 10 pages of notes and 5 works cited by Friday, Feb. 7.  Sources can be books, magazines, vetted internet sites, interviews, newspapers, videos or TV shows.  Wikipedia is not considered a reputable source. Students should be working on notes and reading sources all week.

Mon., Feb. 3

KBAR, take notes for research

Tues., Feb. 4

KBAR, take notes for research

Wed., Feb. 5

KBAR, type works cited

Thurs., Feb. 6

KBAR, study spelling, write thesis statement

 

Tues., Jan. 21

Anthology due

Wed., Jan. 22

Library research

Thurs., Jan. 23

Library research

Fri., Jan 24

Library research

 

Poetry anthology is due on Jan. 21 and is worth 80 points. All poems should be typed and put on a decorated page.  You can use decorative paper, colored markers, clip art or other graphics to illustrate the theme of each poem.

Anthology includes:

·         Cover (report cover or paper cover you make)

·         Title page (“Poetry Anthology,” your name, date, period

·         2 pyramid poems, I am poem, metaphor poem, simile poem, lyric poem and free verse poem on individual pages, labeled with type of poem and with a title

·         Poetic terms sheet

·         Extra credit poems= 2 pyramid or one free verse.

Mon., Jan. 13

Voc. Test

Tues., Jan. 14

Simile Poem

Wed., Jan. 15

Lyric Poem

Thurs., Jan. 16

Free Verse Poem

 

Poetic terms test will be on Mon., Jan.13

Mon., Jan. 6

Spelling #14,Poetic terms 1-14, KBAR

Tues., Jan. 7

Poetic terms 15-27, KBAR

Wed., Jan. 8

“I Am” poem, KBAR

Thurs., Jan. 9

Metaphor poem, KBAR, study spelling

 

 

Mon., Dec. 16

Spelling test #13

Tues., Dec. 17

Senior letter in class

Wed., Dec. 18

Senior letter in class

Thurs., Dec. 19

Worksheets p. 13 & 14, p. 160-161

 

 

Mon., Dec. 9

KBAR, finish papercut, study study guide for Pearl exam

Tues., Dec. 10

KBAR

Wed., Dec. 11

KBAR, Sheet, pp. 1 and 2

Thurs., Dec. 12

KBAR, Sheet, pp. 28 and 29, study spelling

 

Mon., Dec. 2

KBAR Pearl, Chapt. 6, Study guide

Tues., Dec. 3

KBAR (your own book), finish vocabulary

Wed., Dec. 4

KBAR, Study voc., Short story due tomorrow

Thurs., Dec. 5

KBAR, study spelling and voc.

 

Short story for English 8 classes (not EL) is due on Thurs., Dec. 5.

Mon., Dec. 2

KBAR, Read Pearl, Chapt. 6

Tues., Dec. 3

KBAR, Study guide, finish vocabulary

Wed., Dec. 4

KBAR, study vocabulary, short story due tomorrow

Thurs., Dec. 5

KBAR, study vocabulary, study spelling

 

Mon. Nov., 25

Pearl, Chapt. 5, Voc. 10-30 KBAR due tomorrow

Tues., Nov., 26

Voc. 31-43

 

 

Mon., November 18

KBAR

Tues., November 19

KBAR, The Pearl, Chapt. 1

Wed., November 20

KBAR, The Pearl, Chapt. 2

Thurs., November 21

KBAR, The Pearl, Chapt. 3

 

A short story was assigned today to English 8 students. The story needs to have characters, setting, conflict, climax, falling action and resolution.  It can be from a personal experience or mystery, fantasy, science fiction or humor. The due date is Dec. 5.

EL and English 8 homework

Tues., Nov. 12

25 Facts on Jack London, KBAR

Wed., Nov. 13

“King of Mazy May” sheets p. 74 and 75, KBAR

Thurs., Nov. 14

“Raymond’s Run” sheets p. 18 and 19, KBAR DUE

 

EL students are one day behind on this homework.

English 8

Mon., Nov. 4

“Checkouts” plot sheet,

KBAR

Tues., Nov. 5

“Mother in Manville” plot sheet, Worksheets p. 34 and 35, KBAR

Wed., Nov. 6

“Ransom of Red Chief” plot sheet, Worksheets p. 56 and 57, KBAR

Thurs., Nov. 7

KBAR, study spelling

 

This week is “25 steps in how to______” presentations.  Presentations should be 5-7 min. long and include an introduction, demonstration of the 25 steps and a conclusion.

Mon., Oct. 28

KBAR, Presentations

Tues., Oct. 29

KBAR, Presentations

Wed., Oct. 30

KBAR, Presentations

Thurs., Oct. 31

KBAR, Presentations, study spelling

 


English 8 and ELD

Mon, Oct. 14

W2M Chapt. 37-40 KBAR

Tues., Oct. 15

W2M, Chapt. 41-43, KBAR, W2 test and study guide due tomorrow

Wed., Oct. 16

W2M Test, do essay graphic

Thurs., Oct. 17

In class response to literature essay, KBAR due tomorrow, spelling tomorrow.

 

ELD and English 8

Mon., Oct. 7

VOC. TEST TODAY,W2M  Chapt. 28,KBAR

Tues., Oct. 8

W2M, Chapt. 29, KBAR

Wed., Oct. 9

W2M, Chapt. 30 and 32, KBAR

Thurs., Oct. 10

W2M, Chapt. 33 and 34, KBAR, BOOK REPORT IS DUE ON FRIDAY

 

Mon., Sept.30

W2M, Chapt. 16 and 17, Study Guide, KBAR

Tues., Oct. 1

W2M, Chapt 19 and 20, Study Guide, KBAR

Wed., Oct. 3

W2M, Chapt. 22 and 23, Study Guide, KBAR

Thurs., Oct. 4

W2M Chapt. 25 and 26, Study Guide, KBAR Spelling test.  Have all 28 voc. words done with definitions and parts of speech. Voc. test on Monday

 

 

Mon., Sept. 23

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 6 and 7, Study Guide

Tues., Sept. 24

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 8 and 9, Study Guide

Wed., Sept. 25

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 11, What is your ancestory? Study guide

Thurs., Sept. 26

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 13 and 14, Study spelling, Study guide

 

English 8

Mon., Sept. 16

KBAR with home book

Tues., Sept. 17

KBAR with library book

Wed., Sept. 18

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 1 and 2

Thurs., Sept. 19

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 4, KBAR and spelling tomorrow

ELD

Mon., Sept. 16

KBAR, I Pig, Chapt. 21 and Epilogue, Study for I Pig test

Tues., Sept. 17

KBAR with own book

Wed., Sept. 18

KBAR,W2M Chapt. 1 and 2

Thurs., Sept. 19

KBAR, W2M Chapt. 4, spelling tomorrow

 

ELD Homework

Wed., Sept. 11

I Pig, Chapt 14 and 15, Study guide

Thurs., Sept. 12

I Pig, Chapt. 16 and 17, Study guide

 

Monday, Sept. 9

KBAR, I Pig Chapt. 15 and 16, Study Guide

Tuesday, Sept. 10

KBAR, I Pig Chapt. 17 and 18, Study Guide, Carpe Diem essay due tomorrow

Wednesday, Sept. 11

KBAR,I Pig, Chapt. 19 and 20, Study Guide

Thursday, Sept. 12

KBAR, I Pig, Chapt 21 and Epilogue

 

The first essay has been assigned.  It is a “carpe diem” essay in which you will talk about one experience that has changed your life.  It can be as simple as getting a new pet, having a baby brother or sister or overcoming a fear by making yourself do something and feeling a sense of accomplishment.  It could also be a negative change like divorce or a death.  The format is as follows:

·         One paragraph introduction (describe a scene, use a quotation, state facts, ask a question or use some dialogue).

·         Minimum three paragraphs of telling the experience.

·         One paragraph conclusion telling what you learned from this experience. Conclusion should be about five sentences long.

ROUGH DRAFT IS DUE FRIDAY, SEPT. 6

FINAL DRAFT IS DUE WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11

 

Date

ELD

English 8

Tues., Sept. 3

I Pig, Chapt 8, Essay topic, KBAR

I Pig, Chapt. 9, Essay topic, KBAR

Wed., Sept. 4

I Pig, Chapt 9, KBAR

I Pig, Chapt. 10-11, KBAR

Thurs., Sept. 5

I Pig, Chapt 10-11, Rough draft  of essay

I Pig, Chapt 12, KBAR, Rough draft of essay

 

WELCOME TO 8TH GRADE ENGLISH!  I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO AN OUTSTANDING YEAR.

Mon., Aug. 26

KBAR:  I Pig , Chapts. 2 & 3, Study Guide, MI Test online

Tues., Aug. 27

KBAR: I Pig, Chapt. 4, Study Guide

Wed., Aug. 28

KBAR: I Pig, Chapt.5,Study Guide

Thurs., Aug. 29

KBAR: I Pig, Chapt. 6, Study Guide

 

 

Tues., May 28

Anne pp. 208-215,219-222,224-229

Wed., May 29

Anne pp. 237-242, 244-248, 251-252, 265-268, Study Literary terms

Thurs., May 30

Anne, Afterword

 

Persecution paragraphs due Wed.  Journal due Fri.

Mon.,  May 20

Anne pp. 86-103, KBAR

Tues., May 21

Anne pp. 107-115, 117-120, 127-135, KBAR, Finish Persecution essay (see assignment below)

Wed., May 22

Anne pp. 138-140, 143-157, KBAR

Thurs., May 23

Anne pp. 159-175 KBAR, Journal due tomorrow

 

The end of school is rapidly approaching.  Here are some things to remember about English:

·         I will not accept any late work after next Fri., May 24.

·          We will turn in the journals on Fri., May 24, so make sure you have it all together. 

·         OPEN HOUSE IS THURSDAY NIGHT. PLEASE COME WITH YOUR PARENTS AND SEE YOUR RESEARCH POSTERS OR POWER POINTS AND TAKE HOME YOUR PORTFOLIOS.

·         See persecution paragraph assignment below.

Mon., May 13

KBAR

Tues., May 14

KBAR, vocabulary sheet

Wed., May 15

KBAR, Persecution paragraphs, Anne pp. 16-33

Thurs., May 16

KBAR, Anne pp. 41-60

Fri., May 17

Anne pp. 60-81

Persecution paragraph assignment:  Write a 3 paragraph response essay about persecution. 

·         In paragraph 1 give me a definition of persecution and examples of how the Jews and Anne and her family were persecuted during WWII.

·         In paragraph 2 give another example of persecution that has or is taking place in the world. This can be political, social or individual persecution.  You may need to research this.

·         In paragraph 3 compare and contrast these two examples of persecution and include your own opinions about how we can treat each other more fairly.

·         Due on Tues., May 21.

 

Mon. May 6

KBAR

Tues., May 7

KBAR, work on book report

Wed., May 8

KBAR, work on book report

Thurs., May 9

KBAR, study spelling, finish book report

 

Mon., April 29

Senior Letter in Lab, KBAR (Historical fiction book)

Tues., April 30

1, 3 periods finish letter in lab, KBAR

Wed., May 1

2,4,6 periods finish letter in lab, KBAR

Thurs., May 2

Study for spelling, study for Flowers test

 

 

Mon., April 22

KBAR, Flowers study guide

Tues., April 23

KBAR, Historical Fiction book, Flowers study guide, vocabulary

Wed., April 24

KBAR, Flowers study guide, vocabulary

Thurs., April 25

KBAR, Flowers study guide, KBAR is due on Friday, study spelling

 

Mon., Apr. 15

KBAR

Tues., Apr. 16

KBAR, take online IQ test

Wed., Apr. 17

KBAR

Thurs., Apr. 18

KBAR, questions on Harrison Bergeron

 

High school registration is in process.  Counselors came into English on Monday.  Parents are invited to a meeting at the high school on Tues., April 9, 5:30 p.m (Spanish speaking), or Wed., April 10, 6:30 p.m. or Thurs. April 11, 6:30 p.m. at the high school in J2.  PARENTS—PLEASE ATTEND FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON REGISTRATION.

Mon., April 8

KBAR

Tues., April 9

KBAR, Business letter, study for Call final

Wed., April 10

KBAR, Business letter

Thurs., April 11

KBAR

 

 

Mon., April 1

Call, Chapt. 6, Study Guide, Voc., KBAR

Tues., April 2

Call, Chapt. 7, Study Guide, Voc., KBAR

Wed., April 3

Study Voc for test, KBAR, Complete Study Guide

Thurs., April 4

Study spelling, KBAR


 

Mon., March 18

Read Call, Chapt 2

Tues., March 19

Read Call, Chapt. 3, Study guide and vocabulary

Wed., March 20

Read Call, Chapt. 4, Study guide and vocabulary

Thurs., March 21

Read Call, Chapt. 5, Study guide and vocabulary, study spelling


 
 

Mon., March 11

KBAR, presentations

Tues., March 12

KBAR, presentations

Wed., March 13

KBAR, In class common assessment test

Thurs., March 14

KBAR, study spelling

RESEARCH PAPER IS DUE TUES., MARCH 5!  PROJECT IS DUE THURSDAY, MARCH 7.
 

Mon., March 4

KBAR, Research paper is due tomorrow!

Tues., March 5

KBAR, Work on project

Wed., March 6

KBAR, Finish project. Finish speech

Thurs., March 7

KBAR, study spelling, work on speech if you haven't given it yet!


 
 
 

Along with the research paper we are doing a project.  Students can choose to do either:

Mon. Feb. 25

KBAR, work on rough draft

Tues., Feb. 26

KBAR, work on rough draft

Wed. Feb 27

KBAR, work on tri-fold board or powerpoint

Thurs., Feb. 28

KBAR, work on tri-fold board or powerpoint

At the end of this week, students will begin writing the rough draft which is due Feb. 26.
 

Tues., February 19

KBAR, work on outline in computer lab

Wed., February 20

KBAR, work on outline in computer lab

Thurs., February 21

KBAR, begin writing rough draft

At this point, all students should have prepared for the research paper:


On Friday, February 8, I will check for 10 pages of notes (5 hand written and 5 typed) and a rough copy of the work cited with 4 separate sources.
 

Mon., Feb. 4

KBAR, Work on research paper notes

Tues., Feb. 5

KBAR, Work on research paper notes

Wed., Feb. 6

KBAR, Work on research paper notes

Thurs., Feb 7

KBAR, Work on research paper notes, study spelling

This week we are doing research in the library.  Students should be reading a book on their research topic for KBAR.  KBAR is due on Friday.  Students can also access articles online through the Laguna library website.  Go to catalogue and Web Path or ETC Portal.
 
 
 

Tues., Jan. 22

KBAR, Get parent letter signed

Wed., Jan 23

KBAR, Research on topic

Thurs., Jan 23

KBAR, Research on topic

Poetry Packet is due on Tues., Jan. 21.  It should include a title page, 6 poems, each poem typed on a separate sheet and the poetic terms.  If you want to do an extra pyramid poem, put it on the same sheet as the first poem.  Put a title page in front of the poems.  For the format look on "groovy links" and poetry packet.
 
 




 

Mon., Jan 14

Simile Poem, KBAR

Tues., Jan. 15

Sensory Poem, KBAR

Wed., Jan. 16

Free Verse Poem, KBAR, Type poems, Study Poetic Terms


 
 

Mon., Jan. 7

KBAR, Poetic terms, 1-14

Tues., Jan. 8

KBAR, Poetic terms, 15-27

Wed., Jan. 9

KBAR, Write "I Am" poem

Thurs., Jan. 10

KBAR, Study spelling,  Write Metaphor poem


 
 

Mon. Dec. 17

KBAR, Sentence worksheet, p. 1 and 2

Tues., Dec. 18

KBAR, Sentence worksheet, p. 163, 164, 165

Wed., Dec. 19

KBAR, Sentence worksheet, p. 161, 162

Thurs., Dec. 20

KBAR due tomorrow, Study spelling


 
 
 

Mon., Dec. 10

KBAR, Papercut sheet

Tues., Dec. 11

KBAR, Study Voc.

Wed., Dec. 12

KBAR, Study Voc.

Thurs., Dec. 13

KBAR, Study Spelling


 
 
 

Mon., Dec. 3

Pearl, Chapt. 2, Study Guide, KBAR

Tues., Dec. 4

Voc. 1-10, KBAR

Wed., Dec 5

Pearl, Chapt. 4, Study Guide, KBAR

Thurs., Dec. 6

Pearl, Chapt. 5, Study Guide, KBAR


 
 

Mon., Nov. 26

"Raymond's Run" worksheet, KBAR

Tues., Nov. 27

KBAR

Wed., Nov. 28

KBAR

Thurs., Nov. 29

KBAR, Study spellilng, The Pearl, Chapt. 1, Study guide

This week: Nov. 13-16
 
 

Tuesday, Nov. 13

KBAR, Plot Sheets

Wednesday, Nov. 14

KBAR, Worksheets 34-35

Thursday, Nov. 15

KBAR, Worksheets 56-57

Friday, Nov. 16

KBAR

Next week: Nov. 19 and 20

Monday, Nov. 19

KBAR, Worksheets 74-75

Tuesday, Nov. 20

KBAR, Worksheets 18-19


 

Monday, Nov. 5

KBAR

Tuesday, Nov. 6

KBAR, Worksheets p. 181, 182

Wednesday, Nov. 7

KBAR, Worksheets, p. 184, 185

Thursday, Nov. 8

KBAR, Worksheets, p. 187, 188, Study spelling


 
 

Mon., October 29

KBAR, W2M Chapters. 37-40, Study guide

Tues., October 30

KBAR, W2M Chapters, 41-43, Study guide PROJECT IS DUE TOMORROW!!

Wed., October 31

KBAR,  Study spelling and Greek Roots

The W2M project is due on Wed., Oct. 31.  There are four options:
1. Book cover including hand illustrated cover, Sharon Creech biography on inside of right cover, book summary on inside of left cover, significant quote from the novel on the back.
2.  Photo journal including 12 pages of pictures on both sides (24 sides).  Choose from locations on the handout.  Include a cover and title and name, date and period.  Put the photos in a cover.
3.  Game includes a decorated box, playing pieces, board with the game on it, questions from the book, dice or spinner and directions of how to play the game.
4.  Video can be done with 2 or 3 students from my classes.  It should include at least 3 scenes from the book and be 10 minutes long.  Include a title and list of actors and credits.  Make sure we can play it on a DVD or laptop or bring your own laptop to show the video.
See handout for more details.
 

Mon., Oct. 22

KBAR, W2M, Chapt 28 and 29, Study Guide

Tues., Oct. 23

KBAR,  Work on project

Wed., Oct. 24

KBAR, W2M, Chapter 30-32, Study Guide

Thurs., Oct. 25

KBAR, W2M, Chapter 33-36, Study Guide, Study spelling and Greek roots.

Fiction Book Report is due Wednesday!
 

Mon., Oct. 15

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 16 and 17, Study Guide

Tues., Oct. 16

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 19 and 20, Study Guide

Wed., Oct. 17

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 22 and 23, Study Guide

Thurs., Oct. 18

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 25 and 26, Study Guide

Book report is due Oct. 17 and KBAR is due Oct. 19
 

Mon., Oct. 8

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 5 and 6, Study Guide

Tues., Oct. 9

KBAR, W2M, Chapt 9, Study Guide

Wed., Oct. 10

KBAR, W2M, Chapt 11, Study Guide, What is your ancestory?

Thurs., Oct. 11

KBAR, W2M, Chapt 12 and 13, Study Guide

The fiction book report is on the book we checked out in the library.
The form was given to students in class or is on my website under handouts.  A "D" paper is written in pencil and is hard to read with brief answers.  A "C" paper is written in ink with sentence answers. " A" or "B" paper is typed with paragraph answers and some critical thinking and analysis.
 

Tues., Oct. 2

KBAR, Renew library book

Wed., Oct. 3

KBAR, Study spelling

Thurs., Oct. 4

KBAR, Study spelling, work on fiction book report, KBAR due tomorrow

Our next writing project is a technical paper on 25 steps of how to do something.  This can be a skill you know a lot about (Examples: baking cookies, changing a flat on a bike, grooming a horse, preparing a rabbit to show, changing the wheels on a skateboard, etc.)  We will be typing the paper in the computer lab, but you will need to assemble items for your presentation and practice giving it at home.  Final copy of the paper is due at the end of the period on Wed., Sept. 26 and presentations will be Thurs, Fri, and Mon., Sept 27, 28 and Oct. 1.
 
 

Mon., Sept. 24

KBAR, think of 25 steps

Tues., Sept. 25

KBAR, assemble items for demonstration

Wed., Sept. 26

KBAR, practice giving demonstration

Thurs., Sept. 27

KBAR, study spelling list, prepare for demonstration


 
 

English 8 and ELD

Mon., Sept 17

KBAR, Study for Pigman test

Tues., Sept. 18

KBAR

Wed., Sept. 19

KBAR, Begin reading fiction book from library for fiction book report

Thurs., Sept. 20

KBAR, Pick topic for technical writing paper, Study spelling

English 8

Mon., Sept. 10

KBAR, Pigman, Chapt. 14, Carpe Diem Essay due, Voc. due tomorrow

Tues., Sept. 11

KBAR, own book, Study vocabulary

Wed., Sept. 12

KBAR, own book, Study vocabulary

Thurs., Sept. 13

KBAR, own book, Study spelling

ELD

Mon., Sept. 10

KBAR, Pigman, Chapt. 12

Tues., Sept. 11

KBAR, Pigman, Chapt. 13

Wed., Sept. 12

KBAR, Pigman, Chapt. 14,

Thurs., Sept. 13

KBAR, Pigman, Chapt. 15, Study Vocabulary for test

This week work on the carpe diem essay.  The rough draft is due on Friday. The essay needs to have an introductory paragraph with a hook, several paragraphs of narrative telling the story and a concluding paragraph of the lessons learned.  The final copy should be typed and at least 1 1/2 pages long.

English 8/ELD

Tues., Sept. 4

Read Chapt. 10 of Pigman, Work on vocabulary sheet

Wed., Sept 5

Read Chapt. 12 of Pigman, Work on essay

Thurs., Sept. 6

Work on essay,  bring rough draft to class tomorrow, KBAR is due tomorrow


 
 

WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!  I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO A GREAT YEAR OF LEARNING AND FUN IN 8TH GRADE ENGLISH AND I HOPE YOU ARE TOO!
 
 

Mon., Aug. 27

Look up Multiple Intelligence online and take a test, Pigman, Chapt. 4, KBAR

Tues., Aug. 28

Pigman, Chapt. 6, KBAR

Wed., Aug. 29

Pigman, Chapt. 7, KBAR

Thurs., Aug. 30

Start on essay


 

Thursday, August 23

GET THE COURSE SHEET SIGNED BY YOUR PARENTS AND BUY A ONE SUBJECT, 100 PAGE NOTEBOOK FOR A JOURNAL

Friday, August 24

No homework.  Have a good weekend and rest up for next week!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                            English 8

Mon., June 4

KBAR, Anne pp 208-229, Study guide

Tues., June 5

KBAR, Anne pp. 233-256, Study guide

Wed., June 6

KBAR, Anne pp. 259-268, Propaganda Assignment

Thurs., June 7

KBAR, Anne Epilogue, Study spelling, KBAR due

                                                ELD

Mon., June 4

KBAR

Tues., June 5

KBAR, Idiom assignment

Wed., June 6

KBAR, Idiom assignment

Thurs., June 7

KBAR, Idiom assignment, study spelling, KBAR due

No late work will be accepted after Friday, June 1.
 

Tues., May 29

Anne 107-120, 127-135, KBAR, Study vocabulary

Wed., May 30

Anne 138-140, 143-157, KBAR

Thurs., May 31

Anne 158-175, KBAR, study spelling

The Openhouse for LAMS is this Thurs., from 6:30-8:00 p.m.  All student visual projects from the research paper will be on display in the library.  Please come by and see them all and take your project home at the end of the evening.
                                                     ELD

Mon., May 21

KBAR, Do vocabulary sheet

Tues., May 22

KBAR, Character Chart

Wed., May 23

KBAR

Thurs., May 24

KBAR, Study spelling, Sciogram

                                            English 8

Mon., May 21

KBAR, Anne, pp. 40-60, Study Guide, Voc. sheet

Tues., May 22

KBAR, Anne, pp. 61-75, Study Guide, Voc. sheet

Wed., May 23

KBAR, Anne pp. 76-89, Study Guide

Thurs., May 24

KBAR, Anne pp. 90-112, Study Guide, Study spelling

Book report is due on Friday.  The format is on my website under groovy links, handouts, historical fiction book report.
There are two choices:   cut and past the form to word and type complete sentence answers(about 3 or 4 sentences) for each area or do a book cover (see directions on website).

Mon., May 14

KBAR, work on book report

Tues., May 15

KBAR, work on book report, Read The Diary of Anne Frank, pp. 1-15

Wed., May 16

KBAR, work on book report, Read The Diary of Anne Frank, pp. 1-15

Thurs., May 17

KBAR, Core Writing Assessement in class, Book report due tomorrow

This week is STAR testing on Tues. and Wed.  Homework is lighter but remember Persuasive Essay is due on Fri. Library books are due on Monday.  Please turn in or renew.
 

Mon., May 7

KBAR, Harriet Tubman computer activity in class

Tues., May 8

KBAR, "Lincoln: a Photo-biography," pp. 32, 33  (Due on Thurs.)

Wed. May 9

KBAR

Thurs., May 10

"Roughing It," pp. 42, 43   KBAR is due, Persuasive Essay is due.

Bring rough draft of persuasive essay to class on Friday for editing. Take Literary terms quiz #1 on Quia this week.
ELD CLASS

Mon., April 30

KBAR, do research for persuasive essay

Tues., May 1

KBAR, work on persuasive essay

Wed., May 2

KBAR, work on persuasive essay

Thurs., May 3

"Harriet Tubman" pp. 316-317

Engish 8
 

Mon., April 30

KBAR, Sheets p. 296, 297  Work on persuasive essay

Tues., May 1

KBAR, Questions 2, 4, 5, 6 p. 730 Lit Book Work on persuasive essay

Wed., May 2

KBAR, 2 worksheets, Work on persuasive essay

Thurs., May 3

KBAR, Sheets, p. 316, 317, Bring rough draft of essay tomorrow

English 8 and ELD
We are currently reading a historical fiction book from American history up to WWI.  (This is the same time span covered in the 8th Grade Social Studies class).  Students will need to read the book for KBAR for the next two weeks and complete a report on the book (historical fiction book report form is on my website under handouts).  On Thursday of this week I am assigning a persuasive essay.  All instructions are in a printed packet given to each student.  Students will need to do the essay all at home.  The book report is due May 17 and the essay is due May 11.
 
 

Mon., April 23

KBAR

Tues., April 24

KBAR from American Historical Fiction Book

Wed., April 25

KBAR, study for Flowers Test from Study Guide

Thurs., April 26

KBAR sheet due tomorrow


 

Mon., April 16

"Flowers"  Study Guide, KBAR

Tues., April 17

"Flowers" Study Guide, Voc. sheet, KBAR

Wed., April 18

"Flowers" sheets, p. 125, 126, KBAR

Thurs., April 19

Finish Study Guide, study spelling, KBAR

English 8 and ELD

Mon., Mar. 26

KBAR, Business Letter

Tues., Mar. 27

KBAR, Business Letter

Wed., Mar 28

KBAR, IQ Test online

Thurs., Mar. 29

KBAR, Questions on Harrison Bergeron, Study Spelling

                                            English 8

Mon., Mar. 19

KBAR, Call, Chapt. 6, study guide, study vocabulary

Tues., Mar. 20

KBAR, Call, Chapt. 7, study guide, study for vocabulary test

Wed., Mar. 21

KBAR, study for Call test

Thurs., Mar. 22

KBAR, study for Call test

                                                    ELD

Mon., Mar. 19

Study guide, vocabulary

Tues., Mar. 20

KBAR, Call, Chapt. 6, study guide, study vocabulary

Wed., Mar. 21

KBAR, Call, Chapt. 7, study guide, study for vocabulary test

Thurs., Mar. 22

KBAR, study for Call test


 
 

Mon., Mar. 12

KBAR, Call, Chapt. 3, study guide

Tues., Mar. 13

KBAR, Voc. sheet--first 3 chapt.

Wed., Mar. 14

KBAR, Call, Chapt. 4, study guide, voc. sheet

Thurs., Mar. 15

KBAR, Call, Chapt. 5, study guide, voc. spelling


 

Mon., Mar. 5

KBAR

Tues., Mar. 6

Career Day, KBAR

Wed., Mar. 7

KBAR

Thurs., Mar 8

Call of the Wild, Chapt. 1, study spelling


 
 

Mon., Feb. 27

KBAR, Type final draft of research paper.

Tues., Feb. 28

KBAR, Work on project RESEARCH PAPER IS DUE TOMORROW

Wed., Feb 29

KBAR, PROJECT IS DUE TOMORROW

Thurs., Mar. 1

KBAR, Spelling test

Students should continue typing research paper at home (due Feb. 29) and begin working on the visual project which includes the following:
Choice A-a tri-fold board which includes the following:

Choice B- a power point presentation which includes a minimum of 12 slides and includes all of the above
Visual is due on March 1 with at 3-7 minute speech on research topic.
 

Tues., Feb. 21

KBAR, Works Cited sheet, FINISH ROUGH DRAFT, work on research visual project

Wed., Feb. 22

KBAR,FINISH ROUGH DRAFT, work on research visual project

Thurs., Feb. 23

KBAR, FINISH ROUGH DRAFT, work on research visual project

The first three pages of the rough draft of your research paper is due on Friday with a rough copy of your works cited sheet.  If you are in AVID, please turn it in on Thurs.

Tues., Feb. 14

Bring registration materials.WRITE ROUGH DRAFT, KBAR

Wed., Feb. 15

WRITE ROUGH DRAFT, KBAR

Thurs., Feb 16

WRITE ROUGH DRAFT, KBAR


 
 

Mon., Feb. 6

KBAR, Outline sheets

Tues., Feb. 7

KBAR, finish conclusion

Wed., Feb. 8

KBAR, finish conclusion

Thrus., Feb. 9

KBAR, study spelling, write second paragraph of research paper


 
 

Mon. Jan. 30 (Library)

KBAR, take notes and look for topic online

Tues., Jan 31(Library)

KBAR, take notes and look for topic online

Wed., Feb. 1 (Library)

KBAR, Have 10 pages of notes by tomorrow

Thurs., Feb. 2

KBAR, Write thesis statement

We have started doing research in the library for the research paper.  There will be several checkpoints along the way to may sure students are keeping up on the project.
They are as follows:

Parents can help students by encouraging them to read books on their topics, making sure the computer is working or one is available and the printer has ink. There is also a visual project(tri-fold board or power point) and speech (3-7 min.) the students will be doing on the topic, so please collect pictures as you research to use on the final project.
I will include more information on those items later.  This project is worth 360 pts. for the paper and 100 pts. for the visual and speech, so it is important to do a good job!
 
 

Tues., Jan. 24

Read and take notes for research paper

Wed., Jan 25

Read and take notes for research paper

Thurs., Jan 26

Read and take notes for research paper


 

                                                                                                                EL CLASS                                                                                                ENGLISH

Tues., Jan. 17

KBAR

Sensory poem, KBAR, Anthology due tomorrow, Journal for first semester due tomorrow

Wed., Jan 18

KBAR  EL Common Assessment test in class, Anthology of poetry due, Journal due tomorrow

KBAR

Thurs., Jan 19

KBAR, Pick topic for research paper, get parent letter signed

KBAR, Pick topic for research paper, get parent letter signed


 

English 8 and EL Class

Mon., Jan. 9

KBAR, Study poetic terms

Tues., Jan 10

KBAR, Write simile poem, study poetic terms

Wed., Jan11

KBAR, Write lyric poem, study poetic terms

Thurs., Jan 12

KBAR, Write free verse poem, study poetic terms

WELCOME BACK!
English 8 and EL Class

Tues, Jan. 3

Poetic terms, KBAR

Wed., Jan. 4

Poetic terms, "I am" poem, KBAR

Thurs., Jan 5

Write metaphor poem, KBAR


 

ENGLISH 8

Mon., Dec. 12

Work on Short story--DUE TOMORROW

Tues., Dec. 13

Study for Voc. test

Wed., Dec. 14

Study for Pearl exam

Thurs. Dec. 15

Study spelling

EL CLASS

Mon., Dec. 12

Read Outsiders, Chapt. 10, Study guide

Tues., Dec. 13

Read Outsiders, Chapt 12, Study guide

Wed., Dec. 14

Study for Voc. Test

Thurs., Dec 15

Study for spelling 

English 8 Homework
The short story is due on Dec. 13.  It should be about 1 1/2 to 2 pages or longer.
Please include the following:

Mon., Dec. 5

KBAR,  Work on short story, Voc. 1-10

Tues., Dec. 6

KBAR, The Pearl, Chapter 5, Study Guide, Voc. 11-20

Wed., Dec 7

KBAR, The Pearl,Chapter 6, Study Guide, Paper cut sheet, Voc. 21-30

Thurs., Dec 8

KBAR, Voc. 31-43, Study spelling

EL Homework

Mon., Dec. 5

KBAR, The Outsiders, Chapt. 5, Study Guide, Voc.1-6

Tues., Dec. 6

KBAR, The Outsiders, Chapt. 6, Study Guide, Voc. 7-12

Wed., Dec. 7

KBAR, The Outsiders, Chapt. 7, Study Guide, Voc. 13-18

Thurs., Dec. 8

KBAR, The Outsiders, Chapt. 8, Study Guide, Voc. 19-25, Study spelling

English 8 Homework

Mon., Nov. 28

KBAR, Work on Short Story graphic

Tues., Nov. 29

KBAR, Work on Short Story graphic

Wed., Nov. 30

KBAR, The Pearl, Chapt.. 1 Study Guide

Thurs, Dec. 1

KBAR, The Pearl, Chpat. 2, Study Guide, Study spelling, Work on short story over weekend

EL Homework
 

Mon., Nov. 28

KBAR

Tues., Nov. 29

KBAR, The Outsiders, Chapt. 1

Wed., Dec. 1

KBAR, The Outsiders, Chapt. 2

Thurs., Dec. 2

KBAR, The Outsider, Chapt 3


 

Mon., Nov. 21

"Raymond's Run" worksheet, study for short story test

Tues., Nov. 22

Read over the holiday and eat lots of food!


 

Mon., Nov. 14

KBAR, Take Lit book home

Tues., Nov. 15

KBAR, Plot sheet for "Checkouts"

Wed., Nov. 16

KBAR, Plot sheet for "Mother in Mannville", P. 34, 35

Thurs., Nov. 17

KBAR, Plot sheet for "Ransom of Red Chief", p. 56, 57


 

Mon., Nov..8

KBAR, Worksheets pp. 181, 182

Tues., Nov. 9

KBAR, Workseets pp. 184, 185, 188

Wed., Nov. 10

KBAR


 
 

Mon., Oct. 31

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! 

Tues., Nov. 1

KBAR, prepare graphic for in class essay writing

Wed., Nov. 2

KBAR, prepare project--DUE TOMORROW!

Thur., Nov., 3

KBAR, study spelling

We will be doing a project for Walk Two Moons. Choose one of the following:


Due November 3, 2011.

Mon., Oct. 24

KBAR, Chapt 30-32, Study guide

Tues., Oct 25

KBAR, Chapt. 33-36, Study guide

Wed., Oct. 26

KBAR, Chapt. 37-40, Study guide

Thurs., Oct. 27

KBAR, Chapt. 41-43, Study guide, study spelling


 

Mon., Oct. 17

KBAR, Chapt. 19 and 20, Study Guide, Voc. 21-28

Tues., Oct. 18

KBAR, Chapt 22 and 23, Study Guide, Voc. 21-28

Wed., Oct. 19

KBAR, Chapt. 25 and 26, Study Guide, Study Voc.

Thurs., Oct. 20

KBAR, Chapt 28 and 29, Study Guide, Study Spelling


 

Mon., Oct. 10

KBAR, W2M, Chapt 10 & 11, Study guide

Tues., Oct. 11

KBAR, W2M., Chapt. 12 & 13, Study guide

Wed., Oct 12

KBAR, W2M, Chapt 14 & 15, Study guide

Thurs., Oct. 13

KBAR, W2M, Chapt 18, Study guide, FICTION BOOK REPORT DUE TOMORROW


 
 

Mon., Oct. 3

KBAR, Take all presentation materials home

Tues., Oct. 4

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 1 and 2

Wed., Oct. 5

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 4

Thurs., Oct. 6

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 6-8, Study spelling


 

Mon., Sept. 26

KBAR, Prepare presentation of 25 Steps in a Process

Tues., Sept. 27

KBAR, Prepare presentation

Wed., Sept. 28

KBAR, Prepare Presentation

Thurs., Sept. 29

KBAR, Prepare Presentation

Our next writing assignment is a technical writing paper in which the students will write 25 steps in how to do something, the supplies needed, and definitions of terms used in the paper.  This week we will be coming up with a topic (something you know how to do well and can teach others) and working on the rough draft in the computer lab.  The paper is due Sept. 28 and each student will demonstrate his paper in class on Sept. 28, 29 and 30.
 

Mon., Sept. 19

Study for Pigman test, KBAR

Tues., Sept. 20

KBAR

Wed., Sept. 21

Pick topic for technical writing paper, KBAR

Thurs., Sept. 22

Study spelling, KBAR, Steps in technical writing paper

Essay is due on Tues., Sept. 13. EL class on Wed., Sept. 14
 

Mon., Sept. 12

Read Pigman, Chapt. 14, KBAR, Finish essay--due tomorrow

Tues., Sept. 13

Read Pigman, Chapt. 15 if not done., KBAR a book from home, Study voc.

Wed., Sept. 14

Study vocab., KBAR

Thurs., Sept. 15

Study spelling, KBAR


 
 

Tues., Sept. 6

Read Pigman, Chapt. 10 for KBAR, Work on vocab., begin writing essay

Wed., Sept 7

Read Pigman, Chapt. 12 for KBAR, Work on vocab., write essay

Thurs., Sept 8

Write rough draft of essay, get KBAR signed


 
 

Mon., Aug. 29

Read Pigman, Chapt. 4 for KBAR, check Multiple Intelligence online

Tues., Aug. 30

Read Pigman, Chapt. 6 for KBAR

Wed., Aug. 31

Read. Pigman, Chapt. 7 for KBAR

Thurs., Sept. 1

Read Pigman, Chapt. 8 for KBAR, pick topic for Carpe Diem essay

           Carpe Diem essay rough draft is due Sept. 9
                                     final copy is due Sept. 13
 

      Welcome back to school!
Homework for Mrs. Thomas' class will be listed here throughout the year.
First week follows:
 

Wed., Aug. 24

The Pigman, Chapt. 2, Get course sheet signed.  Get supplies by Friday

Thurs., Aug. 25

The Pigman, Chapt. 3, Get supplies by Friday.

Fri., Aug. 26

Look up MI online.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mon., June 6

Anne, pp. 181-187, 190-208, KBAR

Tues., June 7

Anne, pp. 208-215, 219-222, 224-229, KBAR

Wed.. June 8

Anne, pp. 233-242, 244-250, 251-256, KBAR

Thurs., June 9

Anne, pp. 259-268, KBAR, Study spelling


 
 

Mon., May 30

Memorial Day

Tues., May 31

Anne, pp. 107-115, 117-120, 127-135, Work on persuasive essay.

Wed., June 1

Anne, pp. 138-140, 143-157, Work on persuasive essay.

Thurs., June 2

Anne, pp. 158-165, 166-175

The Persuasive Essay was assigned.  It is due June 1 and should be   1 1/2 - 2 pages, double spaced, typed essay.  Students should take a position on an issue and support that with logical arguments.  The essay should include:

Mon., May 23 

Anne, pp. 40-60 (KBAR)

Tues., May 24

Anne, pp. 61-75 (KBAR)

Wed., May 25

Anne, pp. 76-89 (KBAR)

Thurs., May 26

Anne, pp. 90-102 (KBAR) Study spelling, Comprehension quiz tomorrow

This week is the first testing week for the California Standardized Test. Testing will be on Tues. and Wed. of this week and next week.
Please be sure to get a lot of rest, eat breakfast and come prepared to SHOW US WHAT YOU KNOW!
The historical fiction book report is due on May 12.  There are two options:

Mon., May 9

KBAR, work on historical fiction book report

Tues., May 10

KBAR, work on historical fiction book report

Wed., May 11

KBAR, work on historical fiction book report

Thurs., May 12

KBAR, review for unit test on historical literature, study spelling #21

 

Mon., May 2

KBAR pp. 296, 297 worksheet

Tues., May 3

KBAR questions 2,4,5,6 on p. 730 of lit. book

Wed., May 4

KBAR pp. 18 and 20 worksheet

Thurs., May 5

KBAR questions 1, 3, 4, p. 751 

Fri., May 6

pp. 317, 317 worksheet


 

Mon. Apr. 11

KBAR (Historical fiction book from library) Start studying Acad. Voc. words

Tues., Apr. 12

KBAR, group sheet

Wed., Apr. 13

KBAR, study for "Flowers" test

Thurs., Apr. 14

KBAR, studay for Academic Voc. Quiz


 
 

Mon., April 4

Answer questions on "Harrison Bergeron" in your journal. KBAR

Tues., April 5

KBAR, "Flowers" study guide

Wed., April 6

KBAR, "Flowers" study guide

Thurs., April 7

KBAR, Worksheets, pp. 125, 126

Take an IQ test at home online.  Try to take a free one.  Two websites that might work are intelligence test.com and iqtest.com.
funeducation.com has a teenage test but it costs money. Come ready to share results on Monday, Apr. 4.
 

Mon. Mar. 28

KBAR

Tues., Mar. 29

KBAR, finish business letter if needed

Wed., Mar. 30

KBAR, worksheet

Thurs., Apr. 1

KBAR, study spelling


 
 

Mon., Mar. 21

KBAR, Call, Chapt. 6, study guide

Tues., Mar. 22

KBAR, Call, Chapt. 7, study guide

Wed., Mar. 23

KBAR, Study for Call test

Thurs., Mar. 24

KBAR, Study for spelling test.  KBAR due tomorrow


 
 

Mon., Mar. 14

Call, Chapt 4. (KBAR), Study Guide, Vocabulary words

Tues., Mar. 15

KBAR, Study Guide, Voc.

Wed., Mar 16

Call, Chapt 5 (KBAR), Study Guide, Voc.

Thurs., Mar 17

Study for vocabulary test

Very nice job on the research paper, visual and presentations!
We will be starting Call of the Wild this week.  Novel reading can count for KBAR.
 

Mon., Mar. 7

KBAR, Study spelling

Tues., Mar. 8

KBAR

Wed.  Mar. 9

KBAR, Read Chapt. 1, Call of the Wild in class, do study guide and voc. sheet at home

Thurs., Mar. 10

KBAR, Read Chapt. 2 and 3, Call of the Wild  in class, do study guide and voc. sheet at home, study spelling

The final copy of the research paper is due on Wed., March 2 by 3:30 p.m.
The visual and oral report is due on Thurs., March 3.  Here are the
specifics:
The visual should be a creative, neatly done, balanced project that represents your topic well.  You will refer to the visual as you do your presentation.  The project should include:

Or you can choose to do a powerpoint instead of the poster but should include the same items as the poster and utilize color, balance and design in the project.

The speech should be three to seven minutes long on your topic.

Mon. Feb. 28

KBAR, finish final draft, work on poster board and speech

Tues. Mar. 1

KBAR- 8th Graders go to SLOHS for tour and registration during school.
Final copy of research paper due by 3:30-no later!

Wed. Mar. 2

KBAR, get poster board and speech ready

Thurs., Mar. 3

KBAR, practice speech if you haven't given it yet.

This week students should be writing the final draft of the research paper, working on the visual and oral presentations.

Tues., Feb. 22

KBAR, Work on final draft of research paper, visual and speech

Wed., Feb. 23

KBAR, Work on final draft of research paper, visual and speech

Thurs., Feb. 24

KBAR, Work on final draft of research paper, visual and speech


 

 All students should be writing their rough drafts at home.
The rough draft is due Feb. 16.  Good luck with your writing!
 

Mon., Feb. 14

No school

Tues., Feb. 15

KBAR, BRING H.S. REG. FORM AND ROUGH DRAFT TO TURN IN TOMORROW

Wed., Feb. 16

KBAR

Thurs., Feb. 17

KBAR


 

Mon., Feb. 7

KBAR, make sure you have an introduction and conclusion written.

Tues., Feb. 8

KBAR, work on outline in computer lab.

Wed., Feb. 9

KBAR, work on outline in computer lab.  Outline due end of day in lab.

Thurs. Feb. 10

KBAR is due tomorrow.Start writing rough draft! Study for spelling test tomorrow.


 

Mon., Jan. 31

KBAR- take more notes!

Tues., Feb. 1

KBAR-make sure you have at least 5 entries on Work Cited. sheet

Wed., Feb. 2

KBAR-write thesis statement

Thurs., Feb. 3

KBAR-write introduction and conclusion

5 pages of notes (one side of the page) are due on Thurs. 10 pages (5 pages handwritten, 5 pages typed) will be due next Tues., Feb. 1.

We are doing research in the library this week.  Students should be reading a book about their research topic all week.

Mon., Jan. 24

KBAR (read a book about your research topic)

Tues., Jan 25

KBAR

Wed., Jan 26

KBAR

Thurs., Jan. 27

KBAR due on Friday

This week we will be writing four more poems.  All poems include:
"I am" poem
Metaphor poem:  compare two unlike things without the use of "as" or "like"
Simile poem:  a poem that uses an extended simile using "as" or "like"
Lyric poem:  expression of emotions, thoughts, feelings of poet through vivid words and images (or)
Sonnet:  a 14 line rhymed poem in which every other line rhymes
Sensory poem:  use the sense of smell to describe an experience
"Every time I smell . . .   it is (place) on (date) . . .
Free verse poem:  describe a piece of art in the classroom without using rhyme or rhythm or set form.

POETRY ANTHOLOGY:   Option 1: all poems typed on separate sheets.  Sheets are decorated to match the poem. Decoration can be hand drawing, internet pictures, scrapbooking materials, graphics, etc. All poems are put into a cover to hold them together. First page is your definiton of poetry.  You can include one extra credit poem (any type or two pyramid poems) at the end.  Put poems in order and label on the upper right hand corner of each page.  Every poem needs a title in " ".
Option 2:  put all poems on a power point including a cover sheet, definiton of poetry, and poems on individually decorated slides. Can include one extra credit poem (any type or two pyramid poems) at the end.  Put poems in order and label each slide with the type of poem.  Use decoration on each slide which can be photos, graphics, etc.
Anthology is due on Tues., Jan. 18 after MLK break.

Mon., Jan. 10

KBAR, Write simile poem

Tues., Jan. 11

KBAR, Write lyric poem or sonnet

Wed., Jan. 12

KBAR, Write sensory poem

Thurs., Jan. 13

KBAR, Write free verse poem

Metaphor Poem

A metaphor is a comparison of two unlike objects without the use of the words “like” or “as.”  Select one of the subjects shown below and list all of its properties or characteristics (at least six).  Then compare this list to someone or something with similar characteristics and write a poem showing these contrasts.

                                        tree                                 fish
                                        ocean                             car
                                        food                               appliance
                                        animal                             river
                                        toy                                 rock
                                        place                             toothbrush
                                        gold or silver                  noodle
                                        shoe                               rug
                                        fingernail polish               fireplace
                                        musical instrument           chair
                                        amusement park ride      sidewalk
                                        compact disk                can of soup
                                        pencil/pen                        desk
                                        telephone                        key
                                        purse/wallet                    money
                                        summer’s breeze               blanket
                                        warm                                 coat

Example:  a rug—its characteristics are: warm and woolly, comforting, offering protection, covering.  In the poem below the rug is compared to a mother.
 

 A soft beige carpet,
 Warm and cozy
 Offering comfort to all who venture near,
 Wrapping itself around the room,
 With outstretched arms,
 A mother.
 Protecting and nurturing the valuable floor beneath,
 For many years to come.

Welcome back from Winter break!
 

Mon., Jan. 3

Poetic terms -1-15, KBAR

Tues., Jan. 4

Poetic terms -16-25, KBAR

Wed., Jan. 5

Write "I Am" poem, KBAR

Thurs., Jan 6

Write metaphor poem, KBAR, study spelling

The vocabulary test will be on the definitions of the words.  Study all of the words on the list.  You can look on my website under Pearl vocabulary for practice games.
The Pearl exam will be multiple choice and short essay.  Study the study guide to prepare.

Mon., Dec. 13

Study for vocabulary test.

Tues., Dec. 14

Study for vocabulary test.

Wed., Dec. 15

Study for Pearl exam.

Thurs., Dec. 16

Study for spellling test.


 

Mon., Dec. 6

KBAR, The Pearl, Chapt. 5, Study Guide

Tues., Dec. 7

KBAR, The Pearl, Chapt 6, Study Guide

Wed., Dec. 8

KBAR, Vocabulary

Thurs., Dec. 9

KBAR, Spelling, Vocabulary


 

Mon., Nov. 29

KBAR

Tues., Nov. 30

The Pearl, Chapt. 1, Study Guide, KBAR

Wed., Dec. 1

The Pearl, Chapt. 3, Study Guide, KBAR

Thurs., Dec. 2

The Pearl, Chapt. 4, Study Guide, KBAR


 

Mon., Nov. 15

KBAR, Questions 2, 4, 6 on pg. 29 in Lit. Book

Tues., Nov. 16

KBAR, Sheets p. 34, 35

Wed., Nov. 17

KBAR, Sheets p. 56, 57

Thurs., Nov. 18

KBAR,  Sheets, p. 74, 75


 

Mon., Nov. 8

Worksheets 181, 182, KBAR

Tues., Nov. 9

Worksheets 184, 185, 188, KBAR is due tomorrow


 

Mon., Nov. 1

KBAR, Essay plan sheet in preparation for in class Response to W2M essay

Tues., Nov. 2       Study guide due. Bring book for essay 

KBAR, Finish project to turn in tomorrow

Wed., Nov. 3

KBAR

Thurs., Nov. 4

KBAR, Study spelling list #7


 
 

Mon., Oct. 25

W2M, Chapt. 30-32, Study Guide

Tues., Oct. 26

W2M, Chapt. 33-36, Study Guide

Wed., Oct. 27

W2M, Chapt. 37-40, Study Guide

Thurs., Oct. 28                         JOURNAL DUE TODAY

W2M, Chapt. 41-43, Study Guide, KBAR DUE TOMORROW

We will be doing a project for Walk Two Moons. Choose one of the following:


 

Mon., Oct. 18

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 18-20, Study Guide, Vocab. words

Tues., Oct. 19                               QUIZ

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 22-23, Study Guide, Study for Voc. test

Wed. Oct. 20                              VOCABULARY TEST

KBAR, W2M, Chapt 25-26, Study Guide,  Study for Spelling test

Thurs., Oct. 21

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 28-29, Study Guide


 
 
 
 

Mon., Oct. 11,

Read fiction book, work on report

Tues., Oct. 12

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 10 and 11, Study Guide

Wed., Oct. 13

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 12 and 13, Study Guide

Thurs., Oct. 14

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 14 and 15, Study Guide

The technical writing papers and demonstrations were great!  Good job, everyone.
The fiction book report form is due Friday, Oct. 15.  Students should be reading Walk Two Moons and the fiction book for the report.
 
 
 

Mon., Oct. 4

KBAR

Tues., Oct 5

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 2-3, Study Guide

Wed., Oct. 6

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 4, Study Guide

Thurs., Oct. 7

KBAR, W2M, Chapt. 6-8, Study Guide

Fri., Oct. 8

Please read Chapt. 10-11

We are working on the technical writing paper in the computer lab at school; however, students need to get classroom presentations ready at home.  We will be presenting in class on Wed. and Thurs.
 
 

Mon., Sept. 27

KBAR, Prepare class presentation

Tues., Sept. 28

KBAR, Prepare class presentation, Technical writing paper due

Wed., Sept. 29

KBAR

Thurs., Sept. 30

KBAR

We will be working on a technical writing paper this week.  You should pick a topic that you know a lot about and teach us "how to do something" in 25 steps.  The paper will include:

Mon., Sept. 20

KBAR, Study for test

Tues., Sept. 21

KBAR,

Wed., Sept. 22

KBAR, Pick topic for technical writing paper

Thurs., Sept. 23

KBAR, Study spelling

Essay is due Tuesday.  Vocabulary test on Wednesday.
 

Mon., Sept. 13

KBAR, Finish essay

Tues., Sept. 14

KBAR Study Vocabulary for test tomorrow

Wed., Sept..15

KBAR

Thurs., Sept.. 16

KBAR, Study Spelling

Students should start working on the Carpe Diem (or Autobiographical) Essay.  This is a well-told story about a specific occurrence in a writer's life.  It also includes some kind of self-disclosure, implied or stated, about the significance of the event for the writer.  The essay is written in the "I" voice narration and dialogue is often used.
Begin the essay with a strong opening to catch the reader's attention.
Essay should include:


 

Tues., Sept. 7

Work on Carpe Diem essay.  Read Chapt. 10

Wed., Sept. 8

Work on Carpe Diem essay.  Reach Chapt. 12

Thurs., Sept. 9

Work on rough draft of essay.  Study vocabulary words.


 

This week is Back to School night at 6:30 in the multi-purpose room.  Come and visit your children's classes at LAMS.
 

Mon., Aug. 30

Type narrative paragraphs - turn in tomorrow,  quiz tomorrow on Chapts. 3 and 4

Tues., Aug. 31

Pigman, Chapt 6

Wed., Sept. 1

Pigman, Chapt. 7, quiz tomorrow on Chapt. 6

Thurs., Sept. 2

Pigman, Chapt. 8 - Back to School night at 6:30


 
 
 

Welcome to Mrs. Thomas's English 8 class.  I look forward to having a great year with all of my students. Supplies you will need in English:

If there are financial constraints in the family, please let me know and I will arrange for supplies from the counseling dept.  Students can use the same pens, markers, etc. that are required in other classes.
 

Wed., Aug. 25

Get Course Requirement sheet signed by parent, buy supplies

Thurs., Aug. 26

Read Pigman, Chapt. 3

Fri., Aug. 27

Find your Multiple Intelligence online.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The last assignment in English is the Senior Letter--a letter to yourself when you are a Senior in high school.  I will save your letter for four years and mail it to you in your senior year.  We are working on it in class on Friday and Monday. If you think of any ideas over the weekend, bring them on Monday to add to your letter.
 

Final Test on The Diary of Anne Frankis Tues., June 8.  Project is due on Wed., June 9.

Project is one of the following:

Mon. May 31

Memorial Day

Tues., June 1

Anne 247-268 (purple) 223-241(white), study guide

Wed., June 2

Anne 268-end (purple), 243-end (white), study guide

Thurs., June 3

Finish the reading, finish study guide, study for final test on Anne, work on project


 
 

Mon., May 24

KBAR is Anne, pp. 184-198 (purple), 165-178 (white), Study Guide

Tues., May 25

KBAR is Anne, pp. 199-124 (purple), 179-193 (white), Study Guide

Wed., May 26

KBAR is Anne, pp. 215-231 (purple), 194-208 (white), Study Guide

Thurs., May 27

KBAR is Anne, pp. 231-247 (purple), 209-222 (white), Study Guide, Study spelling list #23

It was nice to see so manys students and parents at open house!
 

Mon., May 17

KBAR, Anne, pp. 65-85 (purple), pp. 59-77 (white)

Tues., May 18

KBAR, Anne, pp. 85-102 (purple), pp. 77-92 (white)

Wed., May 19

KBAR, Anne, pp. 151-165 (purple), pp. 136-149 (white)

Thurs., May 20

KBAR, Anne, pp. 166-183 (purple), pp. 149-165 (white), Study spelling, KBAR is due tomorrow!

Open House is Thurs. night, 6:30-8:00.  In English students writing portfolios and research boards will be on display.  Hope you can come and join us that evening.
 

Mon., May 10

The Diary of Anne Frank pp. 1-15 purple book, pp. 1-14 white book (can use for KBAR), study guide

Tues., May 11

The Diary of Anne Frank, pp. 16-34 purple book, pp. 14-31 white book,study guide

Wed., May 12

The Diary of Anne Frank, pp. 35-48 purple book, pp. 31-45 white book, study guide

Thurs., May 13

The Diary of Anne Frank, pp. 49-65 purple, pp. 46-59 (top) white book,study guide, OPEN HOUSE, Study for spelling.


 
 

Mon., May 3

Work on graphic organizer, KBAR

Tues., May 4

Work on technical writing paper, KBAR

Wed., May 5

Prepare for presentation, KBAR

Thurs., May 6

Prepare for presentation  KBAR is due tomorrow


 
 
 

Mon., Apr. 26

KBAR, Work on Persuasive essay (do some research and get some facts and statistics to back your topic

Tues., Apr. 27

KBAR, Rough draft due tomorrow

Wed., Apr. 28

KBAR, Make corrections on rough draft

Thurs., Aprl 29

KBAR, Final draft due tomorrow


 
 

Mon., April 19

Flowers, p. 125 (green reader), Study guide 4-8, KBAR

Tues., April 20

Flowers, p. 127 (green reader), Finish study guide, KBAR

Wed., April 21

KBAR

Thurs., April 22

Pick topic for persuasive essay, study for test and spelling, KBAR due tomorrow


 

Mon. April 12

IQ Test, KBAR

Tues. April 13

"Harrison Bergeron" questions in journal, KBAR

Wed. April 14

KBAR, "Flowers", read to p. 96. Fill in snapshot squares.  Do study guide (1-4).

Thurs. April 15

KBAR, spelling 


 
 
 
 
 

Mon., March 22

KBAR

Tues., March 23

KBAR

Wed., March 24

KBAR, Call business letter, study spellling

Thurs., March 25

KBAR, study for Call test


 

Mon., March 15

Call Chapter 4, Study Guide, Voc.

Tues., March 16

Call Chapter 5, Study Guide, Voc.

Wed., March 17

Call Chapter 6, Study Guide, Study for Voc. Test

Thurs., March 18

Call Chapter 7, Study Guide, Study for Voc. Test


 
 
 
 
 

Mon., March 8

KBAR

Tues., March 9

KBAR, Chapt. 1, Call of the Wild, Study Guide, Voc.

Wed., March 10

KBAR, Chapt. 2, Call of the Wild, Study Guide, Voc,

Thurs., March 11

KBAR, Chapt. 3, Call of the Wild, Study Guide, Voc, Spellling tomorrow

The Oral report is due on Wed., March 3.  Please be ready to present if you are called to go that day.
Checklist for report:

Mon., March 1

KBAR, Work on Visual and Oral Presentation

Tues., March 2

KBAR Work on Visual and Oral Presentation--due tomorrow!

Wed., March 3

KBAR

Thurs., March 4

KBAR, study spelling words

Visual for Oral/visual report:

Mon., Feb. 22

Turn in journal from first semester., KBAR 

Tues., Feb. 23

KBAR, Type final copy of research paper, work on visual

Wed., Feb 24

KBAR, Type final copy of research paper, work on visual

Thurs., Feb. 25

KBAR, Type final copy of research paper, work on visual

The due date for the outline is changed to Feb. 12.  The due date for the Rough Draft is changed to Feb. 19. The final draft is still due March 1.
 
 

Tues., Feb. 9

KBAR, write introduction and conclusion

Wed., Feb. 10

KBAR, write outline

Thurs., Feb, 11

KBAR, write outline
Begin writing rough draft of research paper


 

Mon. Feb. 1

Research in computer lab, KBAR

Tues., Feb. 2

Research in computer lab, KBAR

Wed., Feb. 3

Write thesis statement (main idea statement) for research paper., KBAR

Thurs., Feb. 4

KBAR due, Write introduction and conclusion


 
 

We are about to begin our research projects.  This week the students will take home a parent letter explaining the writing project and pick a topic for the paper.  The paper is an "I Search" paper.  This means students can pick a topic that is something that is interesting to him or her but doesn't know a lot about. The topic can be any person who has made a significant contribution to the world and was born before 1950 and is now dead; natural phenomenon like tornadoes, lightning, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc; places--anywhere you would like to visit (i.e. Paris, London, Stonehenge, Colliseum, Grand Canyon);
animals--any kind; careers;psychological phenomen--anxiety disorders, depression, etc.; sports or athletes (history of a ballpark or team, players); hobbies--musical instruments, sports (if you don't know anything about the sport).  Please pick a different topic from your 7th grade research project.
 

Tues., Jan. 19

KBAR, Complete Poetry Anthology

Wed., Jan 20

KBAR

Thurs., Jan 21

KBAR,. Pick a topic for the research project, get parent letter signed.

Poetry Anthology
Students are writing poems over two weeks.  There will be a total of 8 poems.  The poems will need to be put in the students' journals.  Then the students need to type the poems (one poem per sheet) on a decorated page and put all pages together in a report cover.  There should be a title page with the student's name, date and period and the title, Poetry Anthology.  The pages can be decorated by using pictures from internet, stickers, drawings or decorated paper.  Each page should be decorated to tie into the theme of the poem. The anthology will be due Wed., Jan. 20.
 
 

Mon., Jan 11

Simile Poem - 10 lines (compare two items with as or like) KBAR

Tues., Jan 12

Lyric Poem - (use lots of sensory images) KBAR

Wed., Jan. 13

Sensory Poem (every time I smell ____) KBAR

Thurs., Jan 14

Free Verse Poem (Art gallery) KBAR, study spelling


 

Mon., Dec. 14

Review vocabulary words

Tues., Dec. 15

Review vocabulary words

Wed., Dec. 16

Study for Pearl test 

Thurs., Dec. 17

Study for spelling test

A non-fiction book report is due by Jan. 15.  It is a written report to be done on the form that is on this website under home assignments.
If you need a hard copy, please see me at school.  The report should be typed or hand written in ink. You can email the report to me if you like or turn it in in class. Please use complete sentences.  If you need more space, use the back of the sheet. This report is in preparation for our research report we will be doing.  Hopefully, you are getting an idea of what you would like to do your report on. It does not need to be the same thing you read a non-fiction book on.  The topic should be something you are interested in but know little about: a person, place, animal, scientific phenomenon, medical condition, etc.  Please no negative topics such as drugs, weapons, etc.
 

Mon., Dec. 7

Pearl, Chapt. 5, Study Guide

Tues., Dec. 8

Pearl, Chapt. 6, Study Guide, Voc. 1-16

Wed., Dec. 9

Voc. 17-32, KBAR

Thurs., Dec. 10

Voc. 33-48, Study Spelling, KBAR due on Friday


 

Mon. Nov. 30

KBAR

Tues. Dec. 1

Pearl Chapt. 1, Study Guide

Wed., Dec. 2

Pearl, Chapt. 3, Study Guide

Thurs., Dec. 3

Pearl, Chapt. 4, Study Guide, Study Spelling


 

Mon., Nov. 16

Diagram sheet, KBAR

Tues., Nov. 17

Pronoun sheet, KBAR

Wed., Nov. 18

2 Pronoun sheets, KBAR

Thurs., Nov. 20

Verb sheet, Study spelling, KBAR sheet due


 
 

Mon., Nov. 9

Finish Essay, KBAR

Tues., Nov. 10

KBAR

Wed., Nov. 11 Veteran's Day

No HW

Thurs., Nov. 12

Spelling test #7, KBAR, 3 noun sheets

As we end the Walk Two Moons novel we will be doing a project which is due Nov. 5.  There are four options on the project:
1. A book cover with a hand drawn illustration on the cover, a typed summary of the book and biography of the author on the inside flaps and a significant quote on the back.
2. A video with at least three scenes from the book.  Students may work with other students on this one using costumes and props.  Video should have a title and introduction of the actors.  Be sure this DVD is compatible with a standard VCR player or bring your own laptop to show the movie.
3.  An album showing the places Sal and her grandparents traveled to.  The scrapbook should have 12 pages with pictures on both sides (24 pages) and a typed title for each page.  The album should have a cover and illustration on the front (can use online photo).
4.  Create a board game reinacting Sal's trip complete with dice or spinner, board, playing pieces and questions.
Good luck!  I'm looking forward to some great projects!
 

Mon., Nov. 2

W2M Chapt. 41-43, KBAR, Finish study guide

Tues., Nov. 3

Work on Project, KBAR, Ideas for final essay

Wed., Nov. 4

Work on Project, KBAR

Thurs., Nov. 5

Study Spellling, KBAR is due tomorrow


 
 

Mon., Oct. 26

Mt. Rushmore Activity, KBAR

Tues., Oct. 27

W2M Chapt 30-32, Study Guide, KBAR

Wed., Oct. 28

W2M Chapt. 33-36, Study Guide, KBAR

Thurs., Oct. 29

W2M Chapt. 37-40, Study Guide, KBAR


 

Mon., Oct. 19

W2M Chapt. 18-20, Study Guide, KBAR

Tue., Oct. 20

W2M Chapt. 22-23, Study Guide, KBAR

Wed., Oct. 21

W2M Chapt. 25-26, Study Guide, KBAR

Thurs., Oct. 22

W2M Chapt 28-29, Study Guide, KBAR is due.


 

Mon., Oct. 12

W2M Chapt. 6, 7, 8, Study Guide, KBAR

Tues., Oct. 13

W2M Chapt. 10, 11, Study Guide, KBAR

Wed., Oct. 14

W2M Chapt. 12, 13, Study Guide, KBAR

Thurs., Oct. 15

W2M Chapt. 14, 15, Study Guide, KBAR, Study Spelling


 

Mon., Oct. 5

KBAR, Prepare Book Report Presentation

Tues., Oct. 6

KBAR

Wed., Oct. 7

KBAR

Thurs and Fri, Oct. 8 and 9

KBAR, Study spelling, Walk Two Moons, Chapt. 1,2,3,4

Two weeks ago we checked out a fiction book from the library.  Please use this book or another you have been reading for KBAR for the report.

Book report is an oral report that is due next Tues., Oct. 6.
Report is to be three minutes long and include:
Title, Author, Genre,
Plot:  Exposition (setting and characters), Rising Action (conflict or problems), Climax (most intense part of story), Falling action, Resolution.
Also:  Why you liked the book and if you would recommend it to other readers and why.
 
 

Mon., Sept. 28

KBAR

Tues., Sept. 29

KBAR, "Ransom of Redchief," p. 56 and 57

Wed., Sept. 30

KBAR, "King of Mazy May," p. 74 and 75

Thurs., Oct. 1

KBAR, "Stop the Sun," p. 27, 28, Study spelling, Work on Oral Book Report


 

The Literature book needs to be covered with a brown paper bag or stretchy cover from Staples, Office Mart, etc. by Wednesday.
 

Mon., Sept. 21

Cover Lit Book, KBAR, p. 31 in Lit book

Tues., Sept. 22

KBAR

Wed., Sept. 23

Green Reader, p. 17, 18, 19, KBAR

Thurs., Sept. 24

Green reader, p. 34, 35, KBAR study spelling!

KBAR (KICK BACK AND READ):  Read for 20 min./night (Mon.-Thurs.) You can read the book we are currently reading or a book you have at home.
After Monday night, pick a non-fiction or fiction book or magazine at home to read.  We will be going to the library on Friday to pick out a book to use for KBAR.  Reading has been shown in educational studies to be the most effective learning activity a student can do to help in all subjects as well as boost self-confidence. Next KBAR is due Sept. 28 with a parent signature.
 

Mon., Sept. 14

Spelling Pre-test #1, Read Chapt. 14  KBAR

Tues., Sept. 15

Study vocabulary words and definitions for test on Wed., KBAR, work on essay

Wed., Sept 16

Finish final draft of essay, KBAR

Thurs., Sept. 17

Study spelling, KBAR

Carpe Diem (seize the day) Essay
Rough Draft is due Mon., Sept. 14.  Final typed copy is due Thurs., Sept. 17.
This is an autobiographical essay about a specific occurrence (a carpe diem moment) in a writer's life.  It also includes some kind of self-disclosure, implied or stated, about the significance of the event for the writer.  The author's voice is natural and honest, allowing the reader to experience and share the feelings of the author.  First person narration is utilized, and dialogue is often employed.  The essay begins with a strong opening to catch the reader's attention.
The essay should include:
    title (not carpe diem essay or autobiographical essay)
    at least two comparisons (metaphors /similes)
    at least three sensory images (appeal to five senses)
    specific details
    action verbs
    dialogue (optional, but strongly encouraged)
 
 
 

Tues., Sept. 8

The Pigman, Chapt. 9, KBAR

Wed., Sept 9

The Pigman, Chapt 10, KBAR, Think of an idea for  Carpe Diem essay

Thurs., Sept. 10

The Pigman, Chapt. 12, KBAR, Work on Rough draft

Fri., Sept. 11

 KBAR is due (signed by parent).Work on rough draft over the weekend


 
 
 

Mon., Aug. 31

The Pigman, Chapter 4, KBAR

Tues., Sept. 1

Write narrative paragraph, KBAR

Wed., Sept. 2

The Pigman, Chapter 6, KBAR

Thurs., Sept. 3

The Pigman, Chapter 7, KBAR


 
 
 
 

Mon., June 1  PROJECTS DUE

Anne pp. 256-268, Study Guide

Tues., June 2

Anne pp. 269-end, Study Guide

Wed., June 3

8th Grade Picnic

Thurs., June 4

Study spelling, review for Anne final


 

Mon. May 18

Anne, pp. 118-131, Study Guide, KBAR

Tues., May 19

Anne, pp. 168-181, Study Guide, KBAR

Wed., May 20

Anne, pp. 182-195, Study Guide, KBAR

Thurs., May 21

Anne, pp. 196-210, Study Guide, KBAR


 
 
 
 
 

Mon., May 11

KBAR Anne, pp. 47-60, Study Guide

Tues., May 12

KBAR, Anne, pp. 61-75

Wed., May 13

KBAR, Anne, pp. 76-89

Thurs., May 14

KBAR, Anne pp. 90-117, Study spelling


 

Mon., April 27

Pick a topic for persuasive essay, KBAR

Tues., April 28

Do research for persuasive essay, KBAR

Wed., April 29

Write rough draft of persuasive essay, KBAR

Thurs., April 30

Write rough draft of persuasive essay, KBAR is due tomorrow--get it signed by parent!


 
 

Mon., April 20

KBAR, Green Reader, p. 125, 126

Tues., April 21

KBAR, Green Reader, p. 127, study guide

Wed., April 22

KBAR

Thurs., April 23

KBAR, study spelling


 
 

Mon. March 23

Call, Chapt. 5, Study Guide, Voc.

Tues., March 24

Call, Chapt. 6, Study Guide, Voc.

Wed., March 25

Study for vocabulary test

Thurs., March 27

Call, Chapt. 6 Study guide, study spelling


 

Mon., March 16

Call of the Wild, Chapt. 1, Study Guide, Vocabulary

Tues., March 17

Call of the Wild, Chapt. 2, Study Guide, Vocabulary

Wed., March 18

Call of the Wild, Chapt. 3, Study Guide, Vocabulary

Thurs., March 19

Call of the Wild, Chapt. 4, Study Guide, Vocabulary, Study spelling

Instructions for visual/oral presentation:

Mon., March 2

KBAR, Work on visual and oral presentation

Tues., March 3

KBAR, Work on visual and oral presentation, bring 4 year registration plan for high school

Wed., March 4

KBAR, Work on visual and oral presentation

Thurs., March 5

KBAR due tomorrow


 
 
 
 
 

RESEARCH PAPER IS DUE MARCH 2, 2009 AND VISUAL IS DUE MARCH 5, 2009.
 

Mon., Feb. 23

KBAR Work on final draft and visual board

Tues., Feb. 24

KBAR  Work on final draft and visual board

Wed., Feb. 25

KBAR Work on final draft and visual board

Thurs., Feb. 26

KBAR Work on final draft and visual board, study spelling

Specifications for visual:

   Visual must have:


 
 
 
 
 
 



Tues., Feb. 10

KBAR. Work on Introduction., outline, conclusion.

Wed., Feb. 11

KBAR. INTRODUCTION, OUTLINE, CONCLUSION due.at end of period today.

Thurs., Feb. 12

KBAR.  Begin writing rough draft at home.  ROUGH DRAFT IS DUE WED., FEB 18.


 
 

Mon., Feb. 2

Work on notes and work cited   KBAR (read information for research)

Tues., Feb. 3

Work on notes and work cited (10 pages of notes and 4 entries on works cited due tomorrow)  KBAR

Wed., Feb. 4

KBAR  write thesis statement

Thurs., Feb 5

KBAR  thesis statement due tomorrow

We are now doing a research project with a 5 page paper with Works Cited sheet due on March 2.  The students will then do a visual project and and oral presentation. Following are the turn in dates for each step of the project:
      Feb. 4            10 pages of notes
              Feb. 4            Work cited sheet with 4 sources
            Feb. 6            Thesis statement
            Feb. 11          Outline
          Feb. 18          Rough draft
            Mar. 2            Final draft

We will spent a week and a half in the library and do the thesis, intro, conclusion and outline in the computer lab.
Students will need to type rough draft and final draft at home.
 
 
 
 

Non-fiction book report is due on Jan. 22.  Form is on the website under "home assignments."
Poetry Anthology is due on Jan. 20.
 
 

Martin Luther King Day


Tues., Jan. 20

Anthology due.  Share poems

Wed., Jan. 21

Pick a topic for research paper.

Thurs., Jan. 22

Book Report due.


 
 

Mon., Jan. 12

KBAR, write simile poem

Tues., Jan. 13

KBAR, write lyric poem

Wed., Jan. 14

KBAR, write sensory poem

Thurs., Jan. 15

KBAR, write free verse poem, study for poetic terms test


 
 

Mon., Jan. 5

Poetic terms, 1-10, KBAR (non-fiction book)

Tues., Jan 6

Poetic terms, 11-20 KBAR

Wed, Jan. 7

Poetic terms, 21-27, Write I Am poem, KBAR

Thurs. Jan. 8

Write metaphor poem, KBAR, Study Spelling


 
 
 

Mon., Dec. 15

KBAR-start reading non-fiction book to prepare for research paper

Tues., Dec. 16

KBAR

Wed., Dec. 17

KBAR-review study guide for Pearl exam, finish paper cut

Thurs., Dec. 18

KBAR- study spelling


 

Mon., Dec. 8

KBAR, Pearl, Chapt. 4, Study Guide, Voc. 21-35

Tues., Dec. 9

KBAR, Pearl, Chapt. 5, Study Guide, Voc. 36-48

Wed., Dec. 10

KBAR, Pearl, Chapt. 6, Study Guide,

Thurs., Dec. 11

Study for Voc. Test


 
 

Mon., Dec. 1

KBAR

Tues., Dec. 2

KBAR, The Pearl, Chapt. 1, Study Guide

Wed., Dec.3

KBAR, The Pearl, Chapt. 2, Study Guide

Thurs.,Dec. 4

KBAR, The Pearl, Chapt. 3, Study Guide, Voc. 1-20


 
 

Mon., Nov. 24

KBAR, Apostrophes, underlining, pp. 208,,209, 211, 212

Tues., Nov. 25

Punctuation Test, KBAR due


 
 

Mon. Nov.17

KBAR, Capitalization quiz tomorrow

Tues., Nov. 18

KBAR

Wed., Nov. 19

Commas, pp. 193, 194, 195, 196 KBAR

Thurs. Nov. 20
Fri., Nov. 21

Semi-colons, pp. 202, 203 KBAR, study spellling
Quotations, pp. 199, 200


 

Mon., Nov. 3

KBAR

Tues., Nov. 4   BENCHMARK TEST #1 in class

KBAR

Wed., Nov. 5

KBAR, Do pp. 280, 281 in the Green Reader, "Monkey's Paw"

Thurs., Nov. 6

KBAR,Study spelling,  "The Lady or the Tiger," do p. 244,245 in Green Reader

W2M Project is due next Monday, Oct. 27.

Mon., Oct. 20

W2M, Chapt. 30-32, Study Guide, KBAR

Tues., Oct. 21

W2M, Chapt. 33-36, Study Guide, KBAR

Wed., Oct. 22

W2M,  Chapt. 37-40, Study Guide, KBAR

Thurs., Oct. 23

W2M, Chapt. 41-43, Study Guide, KBAR, Study Spelling


 
 

Mon., Oct. 13   VOCABULARY TEST TOMORROW

Study for vocabulary test, KBAR

Tues., Oct. 14

W2M, Chapt. 22-23, KBAR, Study guide

Wed., Oct 15

W2M, Chapt. 25-26, KBAR, Study guide

Thurs., Oct. 16   SIGNED KBAR DUE TOMORROW

W2M, Chapt. 28-29, KBAR, Study guide


 
 

Mon., Oct. 6

W2M,  Chapt. 11-12, KBAR, Study Guide

Tues., Oct. 7

W2M,  Chapt. 14-15, KBAR, Study Guide, Voc. 1-10

Wed., Oct. 8

W2M,  Chapt. 16-17, KBAR, Study Guide, Voc. 11-20

Thurs., Oct. 9

W2M,   Chapt. 18-20, KBAR, Study Guide, Voc. 21-28


 
 

Mon., Sept., 29

Work on short story, KBAR

Tues., Sept. 30

Work on short story final draft, KBAR

Wed., Oct. 1

W2M,  Chapt. 3 and 4, Study guide, KBAR

Thurs., Oct. 2   *****Short Story Due****

W2M,  Chapt. 5-8, Study guide, KBAR


 
 

We are working on a short story.  The rough draft will be due next Tuesday, Sept. 30 and the final draft will be due Oct. 2.  Your short story should include: setting, characters, conflict, dialogue, rising action, climax, falling action and resolution.
 
 

Mon., Sept. 22

Green Reader pp. 56 &57, KBAR

Tues., Sept. 23

Short story map, KBAR

Wed., Sept. 24

Work on short story, KBAR, Get a book cover for lit. book before Friday!

Thurs., Sept. 25

Work on short story, KBAR


 
 
 
 
 

Mon., Sept. 15

KBAR

Tues., Sept. 16

KBAR

Wed., Sept. 17

Green Reader, pp. 17, 18, 19 KBAR

Thurs., Sept. 18

Green Reader, pp. 34, 35, Study Spelling


 

Final copy of  Carpe Diem Essay (use your own title) is due on Wednesday!
 

Mon., Sept. 8

The Pigman, chapt. 9 and 10, Voc. 11-20, KBAR

Tues., Sept. 9

Type up final copy of essay, The Pigman, chapt. 12, KBAR

Wed., Sept. 10

ESSAY DUE - Read  The Pigman, chapt 14 and 15, voc. 21-25, KBAR

Thurs., Sept. 11

Study voc. and spelling for tests tomorrow, KBAR


 
 
 
 

Tues.,  Sept. 2

The Pigman, Chapt. 6, Letter from Counselor, KBAR

Wed., Sept. 3

The Pigman, Chapt. 7, Voc. 1-10, KBAR

Thurs., Sept. 4

Work on rough draft of Carpe Diem essay, KBAR is due tomorrow!

Fri., Sept. 5

Work on rough draft over the weekend.

Welcome to the homework site for English 8!  Homework will be posted here every Monday for the week. We are off to a great start for the year!
 
 

No school


Tues., August 26

Read The Pigman, Chapter 2; get course sheet signed to return tomorrow

Wed., August 27

Google "Multiple Intellligences"  and find a site where you can take a free test.  Come tomorrow with your two strongest areas of intelligence! Read for 20 minutes in a book from home and fill in KBAR sheet.

Thurs., August 28

Read The Pigman, Chapters 3 and 4; fill in KBAR

 Over the weekend work on your narrative paragraphs (we started this in class on Friday).  You should write two paragraphs about some activity you like to do--surfing, camping, snowboarding, skating.  The first paragraph should retell a time you did this activity and the second paragraph explain why this is such a great activity. We will read some of these in class on Tuesday of next week.
Some tips:  use a "hook" to get us into reading your paragraphs. Use descriptive words and action verbs. Make sure you have a concluding sentence to end the paragraphs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

No late work accepted after Fri. of this week.
 

Mon. June 2

KBAR, Project due tomorrow

Tues., June 3

KBAR

Wed., June 4

8th Grade Picnic

Thurs., June 5

Study spelling, study for Anne final.


 
 
 

Tues., May 27

KBAR Anne, (white) 210-225, (purple) 233-250

Wed., May 28

KBAR Anne, (white) 225-241, (purple) 251-268. Work on Progaganda assignmnet

Thurs., May 29

KBAR Anne,  (white) 245-end, (purple) 269-end.Work on Propaganda assignment.

 

Mon. May 19

Anne, (purple book pp. 168-175) (white book pp 151-165)

Tues., May 20

Anne, (purple book pp. 186-201) (white book pp. 166-181)

Wed., May 21

Anne, (purple book pp. 202-217) (white book pp.182-195)

Thurs., May 22

Anne, (purple book pp. 225-234) (white book pp. 195-210)
Study spelling #25 and quiz #2. KBAR due


 
 
 
 
 

Mon. May 5

KBAR

Tues., May 6

Anne, p. 1-15

Wed., May 7

Anne, p. 16-30

Thurs., May 8

Anne, p. 31-46, Study spelling

Book report is due on Monday, May 5.  You may choose to make a book cover (see instruction sheet) or type written answers to the questions (do not write answers on the instruction sheet).
Amusing incident is due on Friday, May 2.

Mon., Apr. 28

KBAR (historical fiction book) We are talking about amusing incidents in the life of Mark Twain.  Think of an amusing incident that happened to you that you can write a 4-5 paragraph essay on.

Tues., Apr. 29

KBAR Write humorous incident, study literary terms, spelling

Wed., Apr. 30

KBAR , Study literary terms, spelling

Thurs., May 1  Test on Literary Terms

KBAR, study spelling, type up amusing incident


 
 

Students need to pick out a historical fiction book from home or the library to read for KBAR.

Mon., Apr. 14

KBAR

Tues., Apr. 15

Green reader, p. 296 and 297, KBAR

Wed., Apr. 16

Lit. Book, p. 730, Questions 2, 4, 5, and 6, KBAR

Thurs., Apr. 17

2 worksheets, p. 19 and 20, KBAR

Friday, April 11 is the end of the third quarter.  I will not accept any late work after Wed., April 9.
 

Mon., April 7

Finish theme graphic KBAr

Tues., April 8

Finish business letter, study for Call of the Wild final, KBAR

Wed., April 9

KBAR

Thurs., April 10

Study spelling, KBAR (KBAR is due)

 

Mon., March 31

Call of the Wild, Chapt. 5, Study Guide, Voc. KBAR

Tues., April 1

Call of the Wild, Chapt. 6, Study Guide, Voc. KBAR, Dog sled internet activity (due Friday)

Wed., April 2

Study for voc. test., KBAR, Dog sled activity

Thurs., April 3

Study for spelling test, Call of the Wild, Chapt. 7, Study Guide, KBAR


 
 

Mon., March 17

Call of the Wild, Chapt. 2, Study Guide, Voc. KBAR

Tues., March 18

Call of the Wild, Chapt. 3, Study Guide, Voc. KBAR

Wed., March 19

Call of the Wild, Chapt. 4, Study Guide, Voc. KBAR

Thurs., March 20

No homework


 
 
 

Mon., March 10

KBAR, presentations in class

Tues., March 11

KBAR, presentations in class

Wed., March 12

Call of the Wild, Chapt. 1, Study Guide

Thurs., March 13

Spelling, KBAR

The rough draft of the research paper is due Tues., Feb. 26.  The final copy is due Mon. March 3.
A visual should be created by Wed., March 5.  The students have a handout (as of Mon.) on the requirements for the visual and oral report.
 

Mon., Feb. 25

KBAR, Type Rough Draft (3-4 pages and works cited due tomorrow)

Tues., Feb. 26

KBAR, Work on final draft and visual.

Wed., Feb. 27

KBAR, Work on final draft and visual.

Thurs., Feb. 28

KBAR, Work on final draft and visual. Study spelling

Right now students are working on the rough draft of the research paper.  The rough draft is due on Tues., Feb. 26.  Students should have a header, heading, title, introduction, thesis, body paragraphs, and conclusion.  Please type it if possible.  Citations of sources are to be in the text of the paper.  All points on the research paper are kept on the orange sheet.  There should be a score for note sheets, work cited sheets, thesis, and outline.  The next score will be the rough draft score.
 
 
 
 
 

Mon., Feb. 18

No school

Tues., Feb. 19

Turn in intro., thesis, outline, conclusion, KBAR

Wed., Feb. 20

Write Rough Draft, KBAR  BRING THE WORKS CITED INFORMATION TO CLASS ON FRIDAY!!

Thurs., Feb. 21

Write Rough Draft, KBAR


 

Mon., Feb. 11

No school

Tues., Feb. 12

Benchmark test in class KBAR

Wed., Feb. 13

Write introduction, thesis and conclusion (rough copy) to add to outline in lab tomorrow. KBAR

Thurs., Feb. 14

10 pages of notes and 4 works cited due.  Signed KBAR is due tomorrow. Intro., Thesis, Outline, Conclusion due.

ATTENTION STUDENTS AND PARENTS!

Week of Feb. 4-8 we will be doing research in the library.  At home students should be reading for the reseach paper and entering it on the KBAR sheet (due Feb. 15).
By Feb. 14 students will need 10 pages of notes (at least 6 pages of hand written notes and 4 of copies of internet information or copies of library sources). Wickapedia is not considered a reliable internet source. These pages must be highlighted with information that will be used in the research paper. Students will need five sources and four different types.  Possiblities are: books, magazines, encyclopedia, reference books, internet site,
personal interview, videos, TV shows, or newspaper. Students should be doing research at home as well as at school.

                Due dates:   Feb. 14      10 pages of notes and work cited (rough copy)
                                 Feb. 15      thesis statement and outline
                                 Feb. 25      rough draft
                                 Mar. 3       final draft
At the end of the project students will be presenting a 5-7 min. presentation about their topics. The presentation will include pictures on a tri-fold board, so as you do the research, look for possible pictures you can use.

Good luck.  I am looking forward to some great papers.
 
 

Anthology should include 7 poems on decorated pages, cover sheet, poetic terms--all in a cover.
Due Jan. 29
 

Mon., Jan. 28

Rules sheet signed, KBAR, Finish anthology

Tues., Jan. 29

KBAR

Wed., Jan. 30

KBAR

Thurs., Jan. 31

KBAR, Research Paper letter to parents signed, study spelling

Fri., Feb. 1

Write five questions you want to answer in your research.
Choose one that is a controlling purpose.

Non-fiction book report is due Mon., Jan. 28. (written in ink or typed).  Poetry Anthology is due Tues., Jan. 29.
Poetic terms quiz is Mon., Jan. 28.
 

Tues., Jan 22

Lyric Poem, KBAR

Wed., Jan 23

Sensory Poem, KBAR

Thurs., Jan 24

Free Verse, KBAR


 
 

Mon., Jan. 14

Poetic terms 1-15, KBAR

Tues., Jan. 15

Poetic terms 16-25, KBAR

Wed., Jan 16

Metaphor Poem, KBAR

Thurs., Jan 17

Simile Poem, KBAR, study spelling

Over weekend, write 2 Pyramid poems.

 


 

Mon., Jan. 7

KBAR, study vocabulary

Tues., Jan. 8

KBAR, study vocabulary

Wed., Jan 9

KBAR, study for Pearl exam

Thurs., Jan. 10

KBAR, study spelling


 

Mon., Dec. 17

The Pearl, Chapt. 3, Study guide for Chapt. 3 

Tues., Dec. 18

The Pearl, Chapt. 4. Study guide, Voc. 1-20

Wed., Dec. 19

The Pearl, Chapt. 5, Study guide, Voc. 21-35

Thurs., Dec. 20

Spelling, Voc. 36-48


 
 

Mon., Dec. 10

KBAR (Library book or book from home) study spelling

Tues., Dec. 11

KBAR

Wed., Dec. 12

KBAR

Thurs., Dec. 13

The Pearl, Chapt. 1 (use for KBAR),  study guide, study spelling

Fri., Dec. 14

The Pearl,  Chapt.2 tstudy guide


 
 
 
 
 
 



.






Persuasive essay is due on Friday, Dec. 7.  It should be typed and double spaced.  The essay should include the following:
4-5 sentence introduction with a "hook" and thesis or main idea of essay, 3 paragraphs which prove your thesis with details to support the topic sentence in each paragraph (hamburger).  One paragraph which has an objection to your thesis and your rebuttal to the objection, a conclusion which includes the thesis restated, a summary of the arguments, and a call to action.
PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE AT HOME READ YOUR PAPER LOOKING FOR ERRORS, MAKE FINAL CHANGES AND TURN IN ON FRIDAY.
 

Mon. Dec. 3

Essay Graphic, KBAR

Tues. Dec. 4

Write introduction, KBAR

Wed. Dec. 5

Write body of essay, KBAR, Study for "Flowers" test

Thurs., Dec. 6

Finish essay, study spelling, KBAR


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mon., Nov. 26

Answer questions in journal about "Harrison Bergeron"
KBAR

Tues., Nov. 27

p. 125 Green Reader, KBAR

Wed., Nov. 28

p. 126 Green Reader, Study Guide, KBAR

Thurs., Nov. 29

p. 127 Green Reader, Study Guide, KBAR, Study spelling
FINISH READING "FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON" AT HOME TONIGHT!!

The next essay, a persuasive essay will be assigned on Friday, Nov. 30 and is due on Thurs., Dec. 6.  Information on how to write the essay will be handed out on Friday and students should have the graphic organizer filled out by Mon., Dec. 3.


 

Tues., Nov. 13

Grammar p. 559 and 560, KBAR

Wed., Nov. 14

Grammar p. 57, 559, 560 KBAR

Thurs., Nov. 15

Grammar p. 62, 67, 68, KBAR




 
 
 
 

Mon., Nov. 5 

KBAR

Tues., Nov. 6

Green Reader, p. 280, 281, KBAR

Wed., Nov. 7

Grammar sheet. p. 48 and 49, KBAR, study spelling

Thurs., Nov. 8

Grammar sheet, p. 51 and 52, KBAR


 

Mon., Oct. 29 - Project is due today.

KBAR from library book or book at home

Tues., Oct. 30

KBAR

Wed., Oct. 31

KBAR, p. 258, 259 in Green Reader

Thurs., Nov. 1 - End of First Quarter - No school on Friday

KBAR, p. 280, 281 in Green Reader


 
 
 
 
 
 

Mon., Oct. 22

W2M Chapt. 37-40, Study Guide, KBAR

Tues., Oct. 23

W2M Chapt. 41-43, Study Guide, KBAR

Wed., Oct. 24

Finish Study Guide, Study Spelling, KBAR

Thurs., Oct. 25

Study for W2M test, KBAR


 

Monday, Oct. 16

W2M Chapt 24-26, Study Guide, KBAR

Tuesday, Oct. 17

W2M Chapt. 27-29, Study Guide, KBAR

Wednesday, Oct. 18

W2M Chapt 30-32, Study Guide, KBAR

Thursday, Oct. 19

W2M Chapt. 33-36, Study Guide, Signed KBAR due, Study Spelling


 
 
 

Monday, Oct. 8

No school

Tuesday, Oct. 9

W2M Chapt. 15-18, Study Guide, KBAR, Voc. 11-20

Wednesday, Oct. 10

W2M Chapt. 19-21, Study Guide, KBAR, Voc. 21-28

Thursday, Oct. 11

W2M Chapt. 22-23, Study for Voc. Test


 
 
 

Monday, Oct. 1

W2M, Chapt. 3 and 4, Study Guide, KBAR

Tuesday, Oct. 2

W2M, Chapt. 5-8, Study Guide, KBAR

Wednesday, Oct. 3

W2M, Chapt. 9-11, Study Guide, KBAR

Thursday, Oct. 4

W2M, Chapt. 12-14, Studay Guide, Study Spelling, KBAR


 

Monday, Sept. 24

Green Reader p. 56-57, KBAR

Tuesday, Sept. 25

25 Facts about Jack London, KBAR

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Green Reader, p. 74 and 75, KBAR

Thursday, Sept. 27

55 Word Story, KBAR, Study Spelling


 
 

Monday, Sept. 17

KBAR - library book or book from home

Tuesday, Sept. 18

KBAR - get literature book covered

Wednesday, Sept 19

KBAR - "Raymond's Run" pp. 17, 18, 19 in green reader

Thursday, Sept. 20

KBAR - "Mother in Manville" pp. 34, 35 in green reader


 
 

Mon., Sept. 10

The Pigman, Chapt. 9 and 10, KBAR

Tues., Sept. 11

The Pigman, Chapter 12, KBAR, Work on final copy of Carpe Diem Essay.  Due Wed.

Wed., Sept 12

The Pigman, Chapter 14 and 15, KBAR

Thurs., Sept 13

Study spelling and vocabulary for tests tomorrow. KBAR (pick a library book or book at home)


 
 

Tues., Sept. 4

The Pigman, Chapter 6, 10 voc. definitions, KBAR

Wed., Sept. 5

The Pigman, Chapter 7, 10 voc. definitions, KBAR

Thurs., Sept. 6

The Pigman Chapter 8, 5 voc. definitions, KBAR, Rough draft of Carpe Diem essay

Fri., Sept. 7

Rough draft of Carpe Diem essay


 
 
 
 

Tuesday, Aug. 28

The Pigman, Chapt. 1, Course Intro. Sheet

Wednesday, Aug. 29

The Pigman, Chapt 2, M.I. on the internet, KBAR

Thursday, Aug. 30

The Pigman, Chapt. 3 and 4, KBAR

Friday, Aug. 31

2 Narrative paragraphs


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

No more homework!  Have a great summer!

Project is due June 8.        7th Grade                8th Grade
 

Mon. May 28

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Tues., May 29

Outsiders, Chapt. 8, Study Guide, Voc.

Anne, pp. 182-195, Study Guide, Propaganda assignment

Wed., May 30

Outsiders, Chapt. 9, Study Guide

Anne, pp. 195-210, Study Guide, Study Propaganda assignment

Thurs., May 31

Outsiders,  Chapt. 10, Study Guide
Study Voc. words for test.  Get KBAR signed.

Anne,  pp. 210-225, Study Guide, Progpaganda assignment, Study Voc., Get KBAR signed


 
 
 

                                7th Grade        8th Grade

Mon., May 21

Outsiders, Chapt. 4, Study Guide, page one of Voc. sheet

Anne,  pp. 76-89, Study Guide, Story map sheet

Tues., May 22

Outsiders, Chapt. 5, Study Guide, page two of Voc. sheet

Anne, pp. 90-102, Study Guide

Wed., May 23

Outsiders,  Chapt. 6, Study Guide, page three of Voc. sheet, Study spelling

Anne, pp. 151-165, Study Guide

Thurs., May 24

Outsiders, Chapt. 7, Study Guide, page three of Voc. sheet, Study spelling

Anne, pp. 166-181, Study Guide, Study Spelling

                                7th Grade            8th Grade

Mon., May 14

Spelling sheet, KBAR

Anne, pp. 16-30, Study Guide

Tues., May 15

Outsiders, Chapt. 1, Study Guide

Anne,  pp. 31-46, Study Guide

Wed., May 16

Outsiders, Chapt. 2, Study Guide

Anne. pp. 47-60, Study Guide

Thurs., May 17

Outsiders, Chapt. 3, Study Guide

Anne. pp. 60-75, Study Guide


 

                                                                        7th Grade                                                   8th Grade

Mon., May 7

P. 106 and 107 in Red Reader, KBAR

Act. #1, 1,2,4 and Act. #2, KBAR

Tues., May 8

p. 131, Red Reader, KBAR

Study notes for History of English final

Wed., May 9

p. 132, 133, Red Reader, KBAR

KBAR

Thurs., May 10

Lost Dog Ad, KBAR

Diary of Anne Frank, Chapt. 1 & 2

                        7th Grade               8th Grade

Mon., April 23

Read Tom, Chapt. 31 and 32, S.G. Project is due tomorrow.

Green Reader p. 316 and 317, KBAR

Tues., April 24

Read Tom, Chapt 33-end, S.G.

Sheets p. 31, 34, KBAR

Wed., April 25

KBAR (Historical Fiction Book)Study for Tom final.

KBAR

Thurs., April 26

KBAR

Green Reader p. 336 and 337 KBAR

7th Grade Tom Project is due on Tues., April 24.

Mon., April 16

Tom, 21 and 22, S.G.

Bring Green Reader.  KBAR all week is historical fiction book.

Tues., April 17

Tom, 23 and 24, S.G.

Green Reader 296 and 297, KBAR

Wed., April 18

Tom, 25 and 26, S.G.

Lit. Book, p. 730 #2,4,5,6, KBAR

Thurs., April 19

Tom, 27 and 28, S. G.  29, 30 over weekend and S.G. Study for spelling test

2 worksheets, KBAR, study spelling

                                7th                         8th
      Project due Wed.

Mon., April 2

Read Chapt. 17 and 18 of Tom for KBAR, Do study guide

Call Business letter to the editor
Review study guide for Call test.

Tues., April 3

Read Chapt. 19 and 20 of Tom for KBAR, Do study guide

Finish Project. Turn in letter and Call graphic (spider web)

Wed., April 4

Read Chapt. 21 and 22 of Tom for KBAR, Do study guide

No homework.

Thurs., April 5

No homework- HAPPY SPRING BREAK!

No homework--HAPPY SPRING BREAK!


 

Mon., Mar. 26

Call, Chapt. 5, Voc-10 more words, 
KBAR

Tom, Chapt. 10&11, Voc-10 more words, Study Guide. KBAR

Tues., Mar. 27

Dogsled Internet Assignment - Coward,Novels,Call,Dogsled Mail assignment, KBAR

Tom, Chapt. 12 & 13, Finish voc.,.Study guide, KBAR

Wed., Mar. 28

Study Voc., KBAR

Tom, Chapt. 14, 15, 16, Study Guide
KBAR

Thurs., Mar. 29

Call, Chapt. 7, Study Spelling, LBAR

Study for Voc. Test., KBAR

           Great job on the research papers and visual presentations!

                                                                            8th Grade                                                    7th Grade
 

Mon., March 19

Call, Chapt. 1, Study Guide

Tom, Chapt. 1, Study Guide

Tues., March 20

Call, Chapt. 2, Study Guide, Persuasive Essay

Tom, Chapt. 2, Study Guide, Persuasive Essay

Wed., March 21

Call, Chapt. 3, Study Guide, Voc.

Tom, Chapt. 3 and 4, Study Guide, Voc.

Thurs., March 22

Call, Chapt 4, Study Guide, Voc.

Tom, Chapt. 5 and 6, Study Guide, Voc.


 
 
 

                                                                        7th Grade                                                                8th Grade

Mon. March 5

KBAR, Doing oral presentations in class

KBAR, Doing oral presentations in class

Tue., March 6

7th Grade Writing Assessement in class
KBAR

KBAR, Doing oral presentations in class

Wed., March 7

KBAR, Oral presentations

KBAR, Oral presentations

Thurs., March 8

KBAR, Study spelling list, KBAR check on Friday

KBAR, Study spelling list--Thurs.H.S. Counselors in class for HS registration.
KBAR check on Friday

We are now working on research papers which are due MARCH 1, 2007.

Introduction, outline, conclusion were turned in on Friday, Feb. 16 in 8th Grade and are due on Tues., Feb. 20 for 7th Grade.

                                                                        7th and 8th Grade

Tues., Feb. 20

KBAR, begin writing rough draft


Wed., Feb. 21

KBAR, write rough draft


Thurs., Feb. 22

KBAR, write rouch draft






 
 

                                                                       7th and 8th Grades
 

Tues., Feb. 13

Introduction and Conclusion, KBAR


Wed. Feb. 14

Computer lab for introductions.KBAR


Thurs. Feb. 15

Quiz in class on "A Few Pointers"KBAR


Fri., Feb. 16

Outline with Introduction, Thesis and Conclusion due


                                                                                                                    7th and 8th Grades
 

Wed., Jan. 31

Write 5-10 questions on research topic, controlling question and thesis statement
KBAR is due tomorrow, signed.

Thurs., Feb. 1

KBAR and study spelling


 

Poetry anthology is due Jan. 25.  First semester journal is due Jan. 25. Semester ends Jan. 25!
 

                            7th Grade            8th Grade
 

Mon., Jan. 22

KBAR and free verse poem

KBAR and free verse poem

Tues., Jan. 23

Pick out two of your best poems to read aloud in class.  Then practice reading them.  KBAR

Pick out two of your best poems to read aloud in class.  Then practice reading them.  KBAR

Wed., Jan. 24

Finish anthology.  Make sure journal is complete.

Finish anthology.  Make sure journal is complete.

Thurs., Jan. 25

POETRY ANTHOLOGY AND JOURNAL DUE!

POETRY ANTHOLOGY AND JOURNAL DUE!

                            7th Grade            8th Grade

Mon. Jan. 15

No school

No school

Tues., Jan. 16

KBAR, revise and edit poems

KBAR, revise and edit poems

Wed., Jan. 17

KBAR, revise and edit poems

KBAR, revise and edit poems

Thurs., Jan. 18

KBAR, sonnet poem

KBAR, sonnet poem

                                                                            7th GRADE                                            8th GRADE

Mon., Jan. 8

KBAR, write simile poem

KBAR, write simile poem

Tues., Jan. 9

KBAR, write pyramid poem

KBAR, write pyramid poem

Wed., Jan. 10

KBAR, write blank verse poem, study poetic terms

KBAR, write blank verse poem, study poetic terms

Thurs., Jan. 11

KBAR, Study spelling, study poetic terms

KBAR, Study spelling, study poetic terms


 
 

Mon., Dec. 4

Voc., sections 1 and 2, KBAR a book from the library or home

Voc. 1-20, KBAR a book from the library or home

Tues., Dec. 5

Dragonwings. Chapt. 5, Study Guide,
Voc. sections 3 and 4

The Pearl, Chapt. 5, Study Guide, Voc. 21-35

Wed., Dec. 6

Dragonwings, Chapt. 6, Study Guide,
Voc. sections 5 and 6

The Pearl, Chapt. 6, Study Guide, Voc. 36-48

Thurs., Dec. 7

Study for spelling, Dragonwings, Chapt. 8, Study Guide

Study for spelling, KBAR a book from the library or home


 
 
 
 
 

                                                                            7th GRADE                                       8th GRADE

Mon., Nov. 27

KBAR

KBAR

Tue., Nov. 28

Dragonwings, Chapt. 2, Study Guide

Pearl, Chapt. 2,, Study Guide

Wed., Nov. 29

Dragonwings,  Chapt. 3, Study Guide

Pearl, Chapt. 3., Study Guide, Voc. 1-10

Thurs., Nov. 30

Dragonwings, Chapt. 4, Study Guide
Book Report Due, Spelling Test

Pearl, Chapt. 4, Study Guide., Voc. 11-20 Book Report Due, Spelling Test

NON-FICTION BOOK REPORTS ARE DUE NOV. 30.
 

                                                                                        7th Grade                                    8th Grade

Mon., Nov. 22

Study for test, KBAR

Study for Test, KBAR

Tues., Nove. 23

Grammar Test

Grammar Test

ALL STUDENTS SHOULD BE READING A NON-FICTION BOOK FOR KBAR.

                                          7th Grade                            8th Grade

Mon., Nov. 13

Grammar sheet on semicolons, KBAR

Grammar, p. 51, 52, KBAR

Tues., Nov. 14

Grammar sheet 4.7, KBAR

Grammar, p. 57, KBAR

Wed., Nov. 15

Grammar sheet, p. 62, KBAR

Grammar, p. 211,212, KBAR

Thurs., Nov. 16

Grammar sheet, p. 98, Study spelling words, KBAR check tomorrow

Grammar, p. 208, 209, Study spelling words, KBAR check tomorrow


 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                        7th Grade                                8th Grade
 

Mon., Nov. 6

KBAR (non-fiction book)

KBAR (non-fiction book)

Tues., Nov. 7

KBAR,Grammar sheets pp. 190 and 191

KBAR, Grammar sheets pp. 1 and 2

Wed., Nov 8

KBAR,Grammar sheets pp. 196, 197

KBAR, Grammar sheets, p. 29

No school on Thurs. and Fri.



PROJECT IS DUE THURSDAY, NOV. 1.

                                                            7th Grade                                8th Grade

Mon., Oct. 30



Tues., Oct. 31



Wed., Nov. 1

Finish project

Finish Project

Thurs, Nov. 2

Study spelling and for Charlotte Test

Study spelling and for W2M test.

All students have a project due Nov. 2.
                                                                7th Grade                            8th Grade

Mon., Oct. 23

Charlotte, Chapt. 16, Study guide

W2M, Chapt. 27-29, study guide

Tues., Oct. 24

Charlotte, Chapt. 17 & 18, Study guide

W2M, Chapter. 30-32, study guide

Wed., Oct. 25

Charlotte, Chapt. 19 & 20, study guide

W2M, Chapt. 33-36, study guide

Thurs., Oct. 26

Charlotte, Chapt. 21 & 22, study guide, study for spelling test

W2M, Chapt. 37-40, study guide, study for spelling test


 

                                                       7th Grade                                    8th Grade
 

Mon., Oct. 16

Read Charlotte Doyle, Chapt. 8 & 9, Do study guide, voc. 21-28

Read W2M, Chapt. 15-18, Study guide, Voc. 11-20

Tues., Oct. 17

Read Charlotte Doyle, Chapt. 11, Study guide

Read W2M, Chapt. 19-21, Study Guide, Voc. 21-28

Wed., Oct. 18

Read Charlotte Doyle, Chapt. 12, Study guide.  Study voc. words for test

Read W2M, Chapt. 22-23, Study Guide, Study voc. words for test

Thurs., Oct. 19

Read Charlotte Doyle, Chapt. 13 & 14, Study guide.  Study spelling words.

Read W2M, Chapt. 24-26, Study guide, Study spelling words.

                                                        7th Grade                                8th Grade
 

Mon., Oct. 9

Charlotte Doyle, Chapt. 2,
Study guide

Walk Two Moons, Chapts. 2-4, Study guide

Tue., Oct. 10

Charlotte Doyle, Chapt. 3 & 4, Study guide

Walk Two Moons, Chapts. 5-8, Study guide

Wed., Oct. 11

Charlotte Doyle, Chapt. 5, Study guide, study for spelling test

Walk  Two Moons, Chapts.
9-11, Study guide

Thurs., Oct. 12

Charlotte Doyle, Chapt. 6 & 7, Study guide, study for spelling test

Walk Two Moons, Chapts. 12-14, Study guide, study for spelling test


 
 

                                                        7th Grade                                8th Grade
 

Mon. Oct. 2

Finish Essay, KBAR

Finish 55 word story, KBAR

Tues., Oct. 3

KBAR

KBAR

Wed., Oct. 4

Red reader, p. 23,24,25 KBAR

Green reader, p. 74,75 KBAR
Review short stories for test tomorrow

Thurs., Oct. 5

Red reader, p. 13,14,15, KBAR, study spelling

Study spelling


 

                                                        7th Grade                                8th Grade

Mon., Sept. 25

The Giver, Chapt. 22, Study Guide KBAR

Green Reader, pp. 56,57 KBAR

Tues., Sept. 26

The Giver, Chapt. 23, Study Guide  KBAR

Reader, pp. 34,34 KBAR

Wed., Sept. 27

Study for The Giver exam

Lit. Book, questions 1-3, p. 56
KBAR

Thurs., Sept. 28

Work on essay, Study spelling
KBAR is due tomorrow, signed by your parent.

Response to literature paragraph, study spelling, KBAR is due tomorrow, signed by your parent.

     7th Grade                            8th Grade
 

Mon., Sept. 18

Read The Giver, Chapt. 15,
Study guide

Study for voc. test, KBAR

Tues., Sept. 19

Read The Giver, Chapt. 16

KBAR

Wed., Sept. 20

Read The Giver, Chapt. 17

Green Reader, pp. 17,18,19 KBAR

Thurs., Sept. 21

Read The Giver, Chapt. 18

Green Reader, p. 57, KBAR


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                    7th Grade                                    8th Grade

Mon., Sept.11

Visit Library

Read Pigman, 10.  Voc. 11-20

Tues., Sept. 12

Read Giver, 9, Study Guide, Voc. 21-25

Complete Carpe Diem essay,
Read  Pigman, 12,

Wed., Sept. 13

Read Giver, 10, Study Guide,

ESSAY DUE, Read Pigman, 14 & 15, Voc. 21-25

Thurs., Sept. 14

Study for spelling test #1 and Voc. test, Read Giver, 12

Study for Pigman test and spelling test #1


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                7th Grade                                8th Grade
 

Tues., Sept. 4

The Giver, Chapt. 5, Study Guide, KBAR

The Pigman, Chapt. 6, Letter from John's counselor, KBAR

Wed., Sept. 5

The Giver, Chapt. 6, Study Guide, Voc.1-10, KBAR

The Pigman,  Chapt. 7, Voc.
1-10, KBAR

Thurs. Sept. 6

The Giver,  Chapt. 7, Study Guide, Voc, 11-20, KBAR

The Pigman, Chapt. 8, Rough Draft, Carpe Diem Essay, KBAR

Fri., Sept. 7


Final Copy of Essay


 
 
 
 
 
 




 

Mon., June 5

KBAR, Senior Letter

KBAR

Tues., June 6

KBAR, 

KBAR, Finish "Dark They were and Golden", Do p. 256 and 257 in Red Reader

Wed., June 7

No homework- 8th Grade Picnic

KBAR

Thurs., June 8

KBAR, Green Reader p. 160, 161

KBAR, p. 65, 69-handouts


 

                                                                        English 8                                                   English 7

Mon. May 29

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Tues., May 30

Anne Projects Due, Study guide due KBAR

Outsiders study guide due, KBAR

Wed., May 31

Turn in KBAR-signed

Turn in KBAR-signed.Sheets p. 86 & 89.

Thurs., June 1

KBAR

KBAR





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



                                                                            English 8                                                English 7

Mon., May 22

Read Anne: (white) 189, 192, 202-205, 216-218, 219-221, 226-228 (purple)
209, 213, 224-228, 240-242, 244-245, 251-254

Finish project to turn in tomorrow

Tues., May 23

Read Anne: (white) 229-241 (purple) 254-268.  Finish study guide

Review Study Guide for final.

Wed., May 24

Review study guide for final


Thurs., May 25

Review study guide, study spelling

Study Spelling. Do any worksheets Mrs. Yost give you.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mon., May 8

Read Anne: (white book-pp. 30-44)
(purple book- pp. 32-49, study guide

Read Outsiders, Chapt. 5
Study guide, voc. sheet

Tues. May 9

Read Anne: (white-45-59) (purple 50-65), study guide

Chapt. 6 Study guide, voc. sheet

Wed., May 10

Anne: (white-60-72) (purple 77-80)
study guide

Chapt. 7, Study guide, voc. sheet

Thurs., May 11

Anne: (white-73-86) (purple 81-96)

Chapt. 8, Study guide, voc. sheet, study spelling


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

MAY 1-5 HOMEWORK

            English 8                                        English 7

Mon., May 1

Read pp. 245-258, The Diary of Anne Frank

Read Chapt. 1, The Outsiders, Vocabulary

Tue., May 2

Read pp. 1-14, Anne

Read Chapt. 2, The Outsiders, Vocabulary

Wed., May 3

Read pp. 15-29, Anne

Read Chapt. 3, Vocabulary

Thurs., May 4

Read pp. 30-44, Anne, Study spelling

Read Chapt. 4, Vocabulary, Study spelling

APRIL 24-27 HOMEWORK

                                                                            English 8                                            English 7
 

Mon., April 24

KBAR

KBAR

Tues., April 25

KBAR

KBAR

Wed., April 26

p.. 244, 245 Green Reader, KBAR

p. 107, 107, Red Reader, KBAR

Thurs.,April 27

p. 280, 281 Green Reader,  KBAR

p. 132, 133 Red Reader, KBAR

                                                                           English 8                                                English 7
 

Mon., April 10

Do pages 316, 317 in Green Reader, KBAR

Find a non-fiction book for KBAR

Tues. April 11

Do pages 31, 32 worksheets, KBAR

Do pages 89, 91 in Red Reader, KBAR

Wed. April 12

Do pages 336, 337 in Green Reader, KBAR

Do pages 106, 107 in Red Reader, KBAR

Thurs. April 13

Have a great Spring Break!!

Have a great Spring Break!!


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

            English 8                                   English 7

Mon., Apr. 3

KBAR, get a historical fiction book or
history book (social studies book not included)

KBAR-Tom, Chapt. 27 & 28, study guide

Tues., Apr. 4

P. 296 and 297 in Green Reader

Tom, Chapt. 29 & 30, study guide

Wed., Apr. 5

Questions 2, 4, 5, 6 on p. 730 of Lit. book

Tom, Chapt. 31 to the end of book,
study guide

Thurs., Apr. 6

2 worksheets, study spelling

Study spelling, study for Tom final


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

                                                                        English 8                                                English 7

Mon. Mar. 27

KBAR

Read Tom,  Chapt. 19 and 20, Do Study Guide

Tues., Mar. 28

Study for Call Final, finish study guide and voc. sheet. KBAR

Read Tom, Chapt. 21 and 22, Do Study Guide

Wed., Mar. 29

Do Project--Due Tomorrow
KBAR

Read Tom, Chapt. 23 and 24, Do Study Guide

Thurs., Mar. 30

Study Spelling, Signed KBAR due tomorrow

Read Tom, Chapt. 25 and 26, Do Study Guide, Study Spelling, Signed KBAR due tomorrow


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

            English 8                                                         English 7
           Call  Project due Mar. 30

Mon., Mar. 20

Call, Chapt. 5, Study guide

Tom, Chapts. 11 and 12, Study guide

Tues., Mar. 21

Call,  Chapt. 6, Study guide

Tom, Chapts. 13 and 14, Study guide, study for voc. test.

Wed., Mar. 22

Call, Chapt. 7, Study guide, study for voc. test

Tom, Chapts. 15 and 16, Study guide-tomorrow quiz on Chapt. 1-16

Thurs., Mar. 23

Study for spelling test #18, dog sled assignment due tomorrow

Tom, Chapts. 17 and 18, Study guide, study for spelling test #18


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

            English 8                               English 7
 

Mon., March 13

Study Guide and first page vocabulary

Read Tom Chapt. 3 and 4, Study guide and vocabulary

Tues., March 14

Study Guide and second page vocabulary

Read Tom Chapt. 5 and 6, Study guide and vocabulary

Wed., March 15

Read Call Chapt. 3.  Do study guide and vocabulary



Read Tom Chapt. 7 and 8, Study guide and vocabulary

Thurs., March 16

Read Call Chapt. 4.  Do study guide and vocabulary.  Study spelling.

Read Tom Chapt. 9 and 10, Study guide, vocabulary. Study spelling.

Final copy of research paper due:  Wed., Mar. 1.
Visual and oral presentation due: Mon., Mar. 6.

      Homework for English 7 and English 8

Mon., Feb. 27

KBAR due tomorrow - Finish final copy of research paper

Tue., Feb. 28

Final copy of research paper due on Wednesday

Wed., Mar. 1

KBAR, work on visual presentation

Thurs., 

KBAR, study spelling, work on visual presentation


 
 
 
 

      Same for English 8 and 7

Monday, Feb. 13

Holiday


Tuesday, Feb. 14

Write introduction and conclusion to research paper. KBAR (20 min.of reading)


Wednesday, Feb. 15

KBAR


Thursday, Feb. 16

Write outline to turn in in Friday. KBAR
check on Friday.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Students should be getting sources and taking notes for research paper all week.  Remember, you need four different types of sources (book, encyclopedia, magazine, video, interview, pamphlet, internet site).
By the end of the week you should have a minimum of five pages of notes and four sources on your work cited page.
      English 8                            English 7

Mon., Jan. 6, 2006

Work in library and at home - continue research

Work in library and at home-continue research

Tues., Jan. 7, 2006

Work in library and at home - continue research

Work in library and at home - continue research

Wed., Jan. 8, 2006

Work in library and at home - continue research

Work in library and at home - continue research

Thurs., Jan 9, 2006

Study for Spelling Test #14 Study for quiz on research paper. Write thesis statement.

Study for Spelling Test 14.  Study for quiz on research paper.Write thesis statement.


 
 

We will be in the library doing research from Feb. 1-10!
      English 8                    English 7

Mon., Jan.30

Pick topic for research paper
Write five questions about the topic. KBAR

Pick topic for research paper.
Write five questions about the topic.KBAR

Tues., Jan 31

KBAR signed. Parent letter signed.

KBAR signed. Parent letter signed.

Wed., Feb. 1

Take notes from books on topic.

Take notes from books on topic.

Thurs. Feb. 2

Take notes from reference books on topic.

Take notes from reference books on topic.


 
 
 
 
 
 

End of Semester is Thur., Jan. 26.  Grades will be mailed next week.
      ish 8                            English 7

Mon, Jan. 23

Work on Poetry Anthology and Non-Fiction Book Report

Work on Poetry Anthology and Non-Fiction Book Report

Tues., Jan. 24

Same

Same

Wed., Jan. 25

Poetry Anthology Due

Poetry Anthology Due

Thurs., Jan.26

Oral Book Report Due

Oral Book Report Due

Remember: KBAR is a non-fiction book with an oral book report due Jan. 26.

Mon. 17

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day

Tues. 18

KBAR

KBAR

Wed. 19

Finish "I" Poem, Pyramid Poem KBAR

Finish "I" Poem, Pyramid Poem
KBAR

Thurs. 20

Sensory Poem, KBAR

Sensory Poem, KBAR


 
 

Date                                            English 8                                   English 7

Mon., Dec. 12

KBAR- Pearl Exam in class

KBAR Read Chapt. 6, Dragonwings, Do study guide and one section of voc.

Tues., Dec. 13

KBAR

 KBAR -Read Chapt. 7, do study guide and voc.

Wed., Dec. 14

KBAR and Activity Sheets 1 and 2

KBAR-Read Chapt. 8, do study guide and one section of voc.

Thurs., Dec. 15

KBAR and Activity Sheets 1 and 2

KBAR-Read Chapt 9, do study guide and one section of voc.

      Grade 8                    Grade 7

Mon., Dec. 5

The Pearl, Chapt. 5, Study guide, 10 Voc. words

Read Dragonwings, Chapt. 3, Study guide

Tues., Dec. 6

The Pears., Chapt. 6 Study guide, 8 Voc. words
Study voc.

Read Dragonwings, Chapt. 4,Study guide

Wed., Dec. 7

Study for Pearl Test KBAR

Read Dragonwings, Chapt.
5, Study guide

Thurs., Dec. 8

Study for Pearl  Test, KBAR, Study spelling

Read Dragonwings, Chapt. 6, Study guide, Study spelling


 
 
 
 
 

      English 8                        English 7

Mon., Nov. 28

KBAR (Signed sheet due Wed.)

KBAR,Finish "Zebra", Do p. 69

Tues, Nov. 29

KBAR- The Pearl, Chapt. 2
Study guide, 10 voc. words

KBAR

Wed., Nov. 30

KBAR signed sheet due.
The Pearl, Chapt. 3
Study guide, 10 voc. words.

KBAR signed sheet due.
KBAR

Thurs., Dec. 1

KBAR - The Pearl, Chapt. 4
Study guide, 10 voc. words

KBAR, Dragonwings, Chapt. 2, Study guide for Chapt. 1 and 2


 
 
 
 

Week of Nov. 14-18   English 8            English 7

Mon. Nov. 14

Work on Persuasive Essay, KBAR

Work on Persuasive Essay,
KBAR

Tues., Nov. 15

Work on Final copy, KBAR, Study for "Flowers" test.

Work on Final copy, KBAR Study for Martian Chronicles  test

Wed., Nov. 16

Raymond's Run, Exer. pp. 18 and 19 KBAR

"Seventh Grade" - 2 worksheets.

Thurs., Nov. 17

Study for Spelling Test

Study for Spelling Test


 
 

Week of Oct. 31-Nov. 4

            English 8                            English 7

Mon., Oct. 31

KBAR

KBAR

Tues., Nov. 1

KBAR

Martian Chronicles, p. 102-118, Study Guide

Wed., Nov. 2

"Flowers" pp. 83-94. Worksheet 1

MC p. 118-132, Study Guide

Thurs., Nov. 3

"Flowers" pp. 95-107, Study for Spelling Test #8

MC p. 132-143, Study Guide
Study for Spelling Test #8

Week of Oct. 24-28
                                                        English 8                                       English 7

Mon., Oct. 24

W2M Chapt. 41-43
Work on project

Martian Chronicles, pp. 16-32

Tues., Oct. 25

W2M Chapt. 44, work on project

MC, pp. 32-48

Wed., Oct. 26

PROJECT DUE TODAY

MC,pp. 48-72

Thurs., Oct. 27

W2M Final Test Study for spelling test #7 KBAR sheet signed to turn in tomorrow

MC,pp. 72-89,  Study for spelling test #7, KBAR sheet signed to turn in tomorrow


 

Week of Oct. 17-21                       English 8                                English 7
 

Mon., Oct. 17

Read W2M, 27-29

Adjective sheet

Tues., Oct. 18

Read W2M, 30-32, Finish voc. words

Study for Grammar test

Wed., Oct. 19

Read W2M, 33-36, Voc. Test in class

Grammar Test in class

Thurs. Oct. 20

Read W2M, 37-40, Study for Spelling test #6

Read Martian Chronicles
pp. 2-15


 
 
 

Week of Ocober 3-7
 

                   English 8                               English 7
 

Mon. Oct. 10

Read Chapt. 15-18, Study Vocabulary for Quiz

Pronoun sheet

Tues. Oct. 11

Read Chapt. 19-21

Pronoun sheet

Wed. Oct. 12

Read Chapt. 22-23

Verb sheet

Thurs., Oct. 13

Read Chapt. 24-26, Study spelling #5

Study spelling #5, Study grammar

 

Mon., Oct. 3

Read Chapt. 1-4 of W2M

Do noun sheet, KBAR

Tues., Oct. 4

Read Chapt. 5-8 of W2M

Do noun sheet,KBAR

Wed. Oct. 5

Read Chapt. 9-11, 18 voc. definitions by Friday

Do pronoun sheet, KBAR

Thurs., Oct. 6

Read Chapt. 12-14, Friday quiz on Chapt. 1-12, Spelling Test #4

Do pronoun sheet, KBAR
Study for Spelling Test #4


 
 
 
 
 

Week of September 16-30
 
 

Mon.Sept. 16

Exercise 1.5- KBAR

Read Chapt 21 Start Essay

Tues. Sept. 17

Verb Sheet-KBAR

Read Chapt. 22, 23

Wed. Sept. 18

Verb Sheet- KBAR

Study for Giver Test KBAR

Thurs. Sept. 19

Study for Grammar Test and Spelling Test-KBAR

Work on essay-KBAR

Week of September 19-23               English 8                                    English 7

Mon., Sept 19

Study for Voc. quiz

Study for Voc. quiz

Tues., Sept. 20


Read Chapt. 15

Wed., Sept. 21

2 noun sheets

Read Chapt. 17

Thurs., Sept. 22

Study spelling, pronoun sheet

Read  Chapt. 19, Study spelling

Homework:  Week of September 12-16   ENGLISH 8
 

Mon. Sept 12



 

Tues., Sept. 13

Read Chapt. 10 The Pigman


Wed., Sept. 14

Read Chapt. 12, 5 voc. words


Thurs., Sept. 15

Read Chapt. 14 & 15, 


Fri., Sept. 16

Spelling Test #1, Pigman Quiz, KBAR check


            ENGLISH 7
 

Mon. Sept. 12

Read Chapt 9, Study guide


Tues., Sept. 13

Work on voc. words


Wed., Sept. 14

Read Chapt.10 Study guide, Finish voc.

Quiz on library

Thurs. Sept. 15

Read Chapt. 12, Study spelling


Fri., Sept. 15

Spelling Test #1