Language Arts & Literature Assignments/Homework
* In mid-September middle school students will be given the opportunity to begin their reading logs in library class. Students should add books to their logs as they read them.
6th Grade Assignments
* Be sure to sign up for a parent-teacher conference by THURS of this week. Your student should also attend the conference. Conferences will take place next Monday and Tuesday (Nov. 20 & 21)
* Read 30 Minutes each night & work on genre requirement
* Be sure to check and sign your child's planner! (I check them every Monday).
* In Reading- we will be working on comprehending what we read with short texts.
* Writing_ we will be working on pre-writing and writing a rough draft of a personal narrative "Survival Story"
* Spelling: Unit 2, Lesson 1, Word Wisdom, spelling homework assigned Monday and Wednesday and due the following day. Test FRI
* Punctuation Practice: We will continue working on writing and punctuation complex sentences with adverbial clauses this week. Complex sentence work (10 sentences) assigned MON and due TUES
7th Grade Assignments
* Read 30 minutes each night & set reading goals.
* Spelling Unit 13; do first three pages ; due FRI and test FRI
* In Writing we continue working on reviewing comma rules with a practice assignment given on Tuesday and Wednesday and due the following class day.
* In Literature and Writing we will be continue working in our Prentice Hall (purple) Literature books by Amy Tan. We will be doing a variety of practice activities around this text with work on vocabulary, reading comprehension, and grammar. We will have a test of the selection toward the end of this week.
8th Grade Assignments
* Read 30 Min each night
* No Spelling this week
* In both writing and literature we are focusing on the genre of biography and what that really entails.
* The biography subjects for this project need to be people who have had a documented positive impact/influence on society.
* Bring an extra copy of your research paper (including the title page and works cited page by the end of this week- THURS., Nov. 9. (This will be used for the Wax Museum).
* This week and until our posters are done, students will have time in class each day to work on their posters. We will start with the timeline, and then work on finding images to reflect who the person is, what they did, and why it is important.
* Students were given detailed directions and rubrics for the display board/poster, presentation, and wax museum.
* Every class day starting 10/19 through 11/2 either research notes or typed paragraphs will be due (check your child's planner).
* Final draft of biography research paper with "Works Cited" page- due Monday, November 6
* Display Board (poster) due: Wednesday, November 15
* Presentations will begin on Wednesday, November 15
* Living Wax Museum- Tuesday, November 28, from 10:30-12:00