Homework

Tuesday November 19, 2019
Today we turned in our letters and Outsiders extra scenes at the beginning of class. We went over chapter 9 and worked on the notes and questions that are due tomorrow at the beginning of class. 
Readworks "Thanksgiving: Fact or Fiction" is due Friday at 11:59 pm using RACE to answer the three open ended questions.
Reading Plus is due Friday 11:59pm
A new Vocabulary.com list is up and due Wednesday December 4th at 8:00 pm. Students must complete the spelling bee and vocabulary practice for the 25 words by then.

Monday November 18, 2019

Today we went over screenplay writing and students broke into groups to create their own scene. Each student must write a total of 5 sentences for their character with their topic for the scene. This will be due at the beginning of class on Tuesday.
The final copy of the persuasive letter is due printed and signed at the beginning of class tomorrow. 
Readworks "Thanksgiving: Fact or Fiction" is due Friday at 11:59 pm using RACE to answer the three open ended questions.
Reading Plus is due Friday 11:59pm
A new Vocabulary.com list is up and due Wednesday December 4th at 8:00 pm. Students must complete the spelling bee and vocabulary practice for the 25 words by then.

Friday November 15, 2019
Today we reviewed chapter 8 in our novel and peer edited our letters from the character. The final copy is due printed and signed (or hand written and signed) on Tuesday November 19. 
If students want to improve their Vocabulary.com grade they may work on the lesson and show me Monday for partial credit back. 
Readworks "The Crooked Election" is due Friday at 11:59 pm using RACE to answer the three open ended questions.
Four Reading Plus stories and three Reading Plus vocabulary lessons are due Friday at 11:59 pm
A new Vocabulary.com list is up and due Wednesday December 4th at 8:00 pm. Students must complete the spelling bee and vocabulary practice for the 25 words by then.

Thursday November 14, 2019

Today we read chapter 8 of the Outsiders in class. Students worked on the study guide questions and notes on the chapter in class. They will be checked tomorrow at the beginning of the class.
Readworks "The Crooked Election" is due Friday at 11:59 pm using RACE to answer the three open ended questions.
Four Reading Plus stories and three Reading Plus vocabulary lessons are due Friday at 11:59 pm
A new Vocabulary.com list is up and due Wednesday December 4th at 8:00 pm. Students must complete the spelling bee and vocabulary practice for the 25 words by then. 


Wednesday November 13, 2019
Today I checked the Vocabulary.com assignment. 
We worked on Readworks, Reading Plus, and a vocabulary quiz in class today. 
Readworks "The Crooked Election" is due Friday at 11:59 pm using RACE to answer the three open ended questions.
Four Reading Plus stories and three Reading Plus vocabulary lessons are due Friday at 11:59 pm

Tuesday November 12, 2019

Students must have the chapter 7 notes and study guide questions completed as well as the rough draft of their letter from the character ready for class tomorrow. 
Vocabulary.com 100 words every middle school student should know is due at 11:59 pm tonight.
Readworks "The Crooked Election" is due Friday at 11:59 pm using RACE to answer the three open ended questions.
Four Reading Plus stories and three Reading Plus vocabulary lessons are due Friday at 11:59 pm

Wednesday November 6, 2019
Students must complete three Reading Plus stories and two Reading Plus vocabulary activities this week. 
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words.

Tuesday November 5, 2019

Students must complete chapter 6 notes and the letter to the judge outline if they did not already. We had time in class to complete both activities.
Students must complete three Reading Plus stories and two Reading Plus vocabulary activities this week. 
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words.

Monday November 4, 2019
Students must complete chapter 6 study guide questions for homework. 
Students must complete three Reading Plus stories and two Reading Plus vocabulary activities this week. 
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words.

Friday November 1, 2019
Students must complete five Reading Plus stories and four Reading Plus vocabulary activities this week. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words.

Thursday October 31, 2019
Students must complete five Reading Plus stories and four Reading Plus vocabulary activities this week. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words.

Wednesday October 30, 2019
Students must complete chapter 5 notes for homework.
Students must complete five Reading Plus stories and four Reading Plus vocabulary activities this week. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words.

Tuesday October 29, 2019
Students must complete chapter 5 study guide questions for homework.
Students must complete five Reading Plus stories and four Reading Plus vocabulary activities this week. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words.

Monday October 28, 2019
Students must complete five Reading Plus stories and four Reading Plus vocabulary activities this week. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words.

Friday October 25, 2019
Today students reviewed verbs and chapters 1-4 in the Outsiders novel. Tuesday there will be a short quiz on those chapters before we begin chapter 5. 
Students must complete five Reading Plus stories and four Reading Plus vocabulary activities this week. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words.

Thursday October 24, 2019

Today students had the double period to work on their Reading Plus and ReadWorks assignments. 
Tomorrow students should come prepared to class with chapter four read and the notes to go along with it. 
Students must complete five Reading Plus stories and four Reading Plus vocabulary activities this week. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words.

Wednesday October 23, 2019
Students must have chapter 3 study guide questions completed for class tomorrow. Chapter 4 must be read and noted by Friday's class. 
Students must complete five Reading Plus stories and four Reading Plus vocabulary activities this week. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Tuesday October 22, 2019
Students must re-read chapter 3 of the Outsiders and write down ten facts from the chapter.
Students must complete five Reading Plus stories and four Reading Plus vocabulary activities this week. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Monday October 21, 2019
Today we had our first student taught lessons. The students all did very well. Some worksheets had to be taken home to be completed. I will be collecting them the beginning of class Tuesday. 
Students must complete five Reading Plus stories and four Reading Plus vocabulary activities this week. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Friday October 18, 2019
Students must complete one Reading Plus story and one Reading Plus vocabulary activity this week. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Thursday October 17, 2019

Students must complete one Reading Plus story and one Reading Plus vocabulary activity this week. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Wednesday October 16, 2019
Today in class we finished reading chapter 1. Students were given time to complete the six study guide questions and chapter notes in class. We will be going over them in class tomorrow. Students must complete them for homework if they did not do so in class.
Students must complete one Reading Plus story and one Reading Plus vocabulary activity this week. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Tuesday October 15, 2019

Today in class students worked on their Reading Plus diagnostic test and Readworks articles. 
Students must complete one Reading Plus story and one Reading Plus vocabulary activity this week. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm

Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Friday October 11, 2019
Today we began our first novel The Outsiders by SE Hinton and went over our novel packets.
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Thursday October 10, 2019
Today we finished our notes for the 1960s and presented out posters in a Gallery Walk style exhibitions.
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Wednesday October 09, 2019
Today we continued working on our alternative endings and began notes on the 1960s in preparation for our first novel The Outsiders.  
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Tuesday October 08, 2019
Today we went over the critical thinking questions for "The Amigo Brothers" and created an alternative ending in our groups.
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Monday October 07, 2019
Today we read our third short story of the year, "Amigo Brothers" by Piri Thomas. For homework student will complete the critical thinking questions on page 332.
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Friday October 04, 2019

Today we went over how to properly annotate an article. The notes and video can be found in Google Classroom. Students read a short article, annotated it, and answered questions. Work was handed in at the end of the period. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Thursday October 03, 2019
Today students took their first test on the Chromebooks in class and used their remaining time to work on their Readworks. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Wednesday October 02, 2019

Today we went over our worksheets and plot charts. Tomorrow is our first story test. Study tonight!
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Tuesday October 01, 2019
Today we continued our short story and went over how to properly answer open ended questions. 
Homework tonight is to finish the packet for tomorrow.
Test Thursday
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Monday September 30, 2019

Today we started reading Ernest Hemingway's "A Day's Wait" students must finish reading the story and answering the critical thinking questions. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Friday September 27, 2019
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Thursday September 26, 2019

Today students continued working on their short stories.
For Friday textbooks need to be covered, packets need to be completed, and Readworks is due at 11:59pm

Wednesday September 25, 2019
We began our first short story today, Barrio Boy. Students must finish reading the story and answer the four critical thinking questions
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

 Tuesday September 24, 2019

Today students did very well with the evacuation drill. Students will need to complete their punctuation worksheet for homework if  they did not do so in class.  
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 
Happy National Punctuation Day!

Monday September 23, 2019

Today we finished our This I Believe essays in class. If a student did not finish in class they must complete the essay tonight for homework or it will be considered a late summative assessment. 
Readworks is due Friday at 11:59 pm
Students must be signed into Vocabulary.com to complete this marking periods 100 words. 

Friday September 19th, 2019
Today students were given time in class to complete their rough drafts of their This I Believe essays and their Readworks article and question set. Rough drafts will be needed for class on Monday so students may re-evaluate them before submitting their final copies. Readworks articles are due tonight at midnight. Students have had all week to complete them. Enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday September 17th, 2019

Today students began their first of our weekly Readworks online assignments. This will be due every Friday. Students had time to complete this during class today. Students should bring to class their notes and any pre-writing they have for their narrative essay. 

Monday September 16th, 2019
Today we shared our Bio Poems Final Copy: those who were unable to bring in their final copies today will be allowed to hand them in for ten points off every day it is late.  We worked on notes for our essays which can be found on the Google Classroom page under "classwork" and then "This I Believe" tabs. No homework tonight but I will be checking for up to date notes tomorrow as students work on an online article and question set. 

Friday September 13th, 2019

Today in class we went over our values paragraphs from yesterday and began our journals. The second half of class students created a rough copy and final copy of their Bio Poems. A rubric, template, and example is on Google Classroom. Students had time in class to complete this assignment. 
Happy Friday!

Thursday September 12th, 2019
Today in class we went over our critical thinking questions and timelines for the attacks on 9/11/2001. Students who did not complete this for homework can make them up for late credit. 
Today we are continuing to talk about our values and beliefs focusing on why ours are important to us. Students need to have written two to three paragraphs explaining their values and why  they are important to them. 

Wednesday September 11th, 2019

Today we finished up our Linkit A Benchmark Tests and went over our vocab before discussing the 9-11 attacks. Students have to complete a timeline that can be found in their Google classroom for homework if they did not finish them in class.

Tuesday September 10th 2019
Today in class students took their Linkit A Benchmark Test and set up their Google Classroom. The class codes are on the classroom news page if you would like to be added as well or your student did not have time in class today. 

Monday September 9th 2019

Today student's handed in their summer reading projects and signed class rules and syllabus. 
For homework tonight students must complete their Values Activity Sheet due Wednesday at the beginning of class if they did not do so in class today. Students were given a period to finish in class. 

Friday September 6th 2019
Please look over the syllabus and class rules to be signed and brought back to class on Monday September 9th