October 2, 2014

10/1 7th and 8th grade ELA/S.S. HW Assignments

7th grade ELA:
Honors: Students are to define vocabulary words given in class as well as to write a minimum of 1 paragraph response in which they describe how the character Romeo views love. They must use quotes and lines from the text to support their answers.

Regulars: Students are to define the vocabulary given in class as well as do research on 2 of the historical contexts covered in class. Students must list 1 fact each about Queen Elizabeth and her influence on Theater as well as the founder of the NEW Globe Theater.

8th ELA: N/A

Social Studies:
7th: Students should be studying for their test on Friday.
8th Students should read section 5 of chapter 2 and define the vocabulary, key people and events.

9/30 7th and 8th grade ELA and Social Studies

7th & 8th grade ELA Honors/ 7th & 8th grade Regulars:

Students are to attach their literary terms lists into their respective books. Some students still don’t have books please make sure they are properly prepared for class as soon as possible.

7th grade Regulars:

Along with the assignment above students in the 7th grade regular class are responsible for defining the list of words given in class: dashed, cannoned, unlaced, foreign, amiable, and pendulum

7th grade Social Studies:

Students should begin studying for their test on Friday (announced last week)

8th grade Social Studies:

Students should read Chapter 2 Section 4 and define the vocab, key people and events.

9/24 7th and 8th grade ELA/S.S. Homework Assignments

7th grade ELA:

Regulars: Students were asked to compose a short story in class using the vocabulary coined by Shakespeare. Due to their wonderful work they were able to complete this assignment in class and have a free night which they can use to begin writing the definitions to the words in their notebook (which will be assigned as tomorrows homework for over the weekend).

Honors: Students were asked to compose a short story in class using the vocabulary coined by Shakespeare. This assignment must be typed. Students are required to be creative with their decoration of their typed stories. This will be an assignment that will be displayed in class.

8th grade ELA:

Students were asked to compose a short (approx 1 paragraph) response in which they take on the life of someone from their given time period. They must describe the person, their life style, and describe how the events from that time period affected them. Honors students were given the 1920′s and Regulars the 1930′s

7th and 8th grade Social Studies:

7th grade: Students were asked to read Chapter 3 Section 2 and define the vocabulary, key people and events.

8th grade: Students were asked to read Chapter 2 Section 1 and define the vocabulary, key people and events.

9/22 7th & 8th Grade ELA/S.S. Homework Assignments

7th and 8th grade ELA:

Both Honors and Regular students have been asked to copy down literary terms and definitions in their notebooks

7th Honors Students: Must obtain a copy of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (Folger’s Edition) by next Monday

7th Regular Students: Must obtain a copy of The Lord of Shadows by next Monday

8th Honors: Students must obtain a copy of The Great Gatsby by next Monday

8th Regulars: Students must obtain a copy of Of Mice and Men by next Monday

 

7th grade Social Studies:

Study for test tomorrow!

8th Social Studies:

Begin studying for Chapter 1 test Wednesday and complete political cartoon to be presented in class tomorrow.

 

 

Weekend Assignments and Announcements

7th and 8th grade Social Studies:

8th grade students must read Section 4 and begin studying for Wednesday’s test

7th grade students should already be studying for Review Day on Monday for Tuesday’s test

9/18 ELA/S.S. HW Assignments 7th and 8th grade

7th and 8th grade ELA:

Students were asked to prepare summaries of their stories for an in class competition.

8th grade must also bring in their vocabulary stories (Counted as a quiz for Unit 1)

 

7th grade Social Studies:

Students must read Section 4. Complete Section 4 review #1-4 and #7. Students must also complete their fold-able study assignment (define vocabulary, key people and events)

8th grade Social Studies:
Students must read Section 3 for homework and be prepared to define Vocabulary, Key People and Events in class tomorrow.

 

9/17 ELA/S.S. HW Assignments 7th and 8th grade

7th grade ELA Honors and Regular:

Students are to complete the reading of their respective stories.

Regular: Three Skeleton Key

Honors: The Monsters are Due on Maple Street.

After their reading is complete students should complete a chart (given in class) that prompts them to find Plot events, Conflict, Characters, and Setting.

 

8th grade ELA Honors and Regular:

Students are to complete the reading of their respective stories.

Regular: The Monkey’s Paw

Honors: Flowers for Algernon Part 2

After their reading is complete students should complete a chart (given in class) that prompts them to find Plot events, Conflict, Characters, and Setting.

 

7th grade Social Studies:

Read Section 3. Section 3 Review 1-4 and 7. Fold-able work for Section 3 (Define vocab, key events, and people).

 

8th grade Social Studies:

Read Section 2. Section 2 Review 1-5 and 7. Define vocab, key people and events

9/16 ELA/S.S. HW Assignments 7th & 8th Grade

7th grade ELA Honors and Regular:

Students will review notes taken from today’s reading of their respective stories in the literature textbooks. Tomorrow we will continue our close reading of the following:

7th grade Honors: The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

7th grade Regular: Three Skeleton Key

 

8th grade ELA Honors and Regular:

Students will review notes taken from today’s reading. These notes are of their respective stories in the literature textbooks. Tomorrow we will continue our close reading of the following:

8th grade Honors: Flowers for Algernon part 2

***Separate Assignment for the following: 8th grade Regular: Begin reading The Monkey’s Paw*****

 

7th grade Social Studies:

Complete Chapter 2 Section 2 Review #1-4 and #7
Continue Fold-able Assignment: Defining Vocabulary, Key Events and People
Due Friday: Compose a typed 2 page summary of a current events article that talks about a new invention or new technology in our society. How is this technology important? How will it affect us or change our lives? Response must be font Times New Roman Size 12 and can be double spaced. I require that the article or a photocopy be brought in and stapled to the typed assignment.

 

8th grade Social Studies:

Complete Chapter 1 Section 1 Review #1-5 and #7
Define Vocabulary, Key Events and People

9/15 ELA/S.S. HW Assignments 7th & 8th Grade

7th grade ELA Honors and Regular:

Students must complete pages 47-50 in their Grammar Workbooks.
The assignment is to be completed in their notebooks.

 

8th grade ELA Honors and Regular:

Students must continue composing a short story using at least 10 Unit 1 Vocabulary words (Assigned as class work).

A typed final copy must be turned in on Friday for grading which includes the names of each group member who worked on the story.

 

7th grade Social Studies:

Complete Chapter 2 Section 1 Review #1-4 and #7
Begin Fold-able Assignment: Defining Vocabulary, Key Events and People
Due Friday: Compose a typed 2 page summary of a current events article that talks about a new invention or new technology in our society. How is this technology important? How will it affect us or change our lives? Response must be font Times New Roman Size 12 and can be double spaced. I require that the article or a photocopy be brought in and stapled to the typed assignment.

 

8th grade Social Studies:

N/A (Assembly Day)

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