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Homework for March 11th

Monday

Read Chapters 5 and 6 in Touching Spirit Bear.

Review Chapters 1-4 for reading check quiz Tuesday.

Tuesday

Read Chapters 7 and 8 in Touching Spirit Bear.

Wednesday

Read Chapters 9 and 10 in Touching Spirit Bear.

Thursday

Read Chapters 11 and 12 in Touching Spirit Bear.

Friday

Read Chapters 13 and 14 in Touching Spirit Bear.

Posted Monday 03/11/13 2:15 PM
Homework for 3/4 to 3/8

Monday -

Writing Contest - Entries are due by Thursday, March 7th. See your information packet for details - a poem or a short story.

Read 20 minutes

Tuesday -

Chapter 1 and 2 questions for Touching Spirit Bear Due Thursday, March 7th

Read 20 minutes

Wednesday

Chapter 3 and 4 questions for Touching Spirit Bear Due Thursday, March 7th

Read 20 minutes

Thursday

Book Letter (independent reading book)

due Friday, March 8th

Read 20 minutes

Friday

Read 20 minutes

Posted Monday 03/04/13 3:38 PM
Homework for the week of February 19th

Tuesday

Book letter due Wednesday 2/20 - this was the book letter assigned before the blizzard.

CMT Preparation - worksheet testing your degrees of reading power.

Read 20 minutes.

Wednesday

CMT Preparation - Worksheet on fact, opinion and main idea.

Read 20 minutes.

Thursday

CMT Preparation - Worksheet on editing and revising.

Read 20 minutes.

Friday

Read 20 minutes.

Posted Tuesday 02/19/13 4:40 PM
Homework for February 4 to 8

Monday -

Review your MUG SHOT worksheets (combining sentences) for your quiz on Tuesday.

Read 20 minutes

Tuesday

Create a catchy introduction for a persuasive writing prompt (What would you do with an extra hour added to the school day?) Prompt was discussed in class on Monday and Tuesday. Reminder: your introduction should be 7-10 sentences in length. You should take a clear stand and introduce your three reasons as tp why Mrs. Williams should consider your idea. It can be handwritten or typed.

Read 20 minutes

Wednesday

Take one of your reasons and create a paragraph. Reminder: 7-10 sentences. You should have at least (if not more) three specific details for support. You do not need to finish the essay. It can be handwritten or typed.

Read 20 minutes

Thursday

Book letter is due Friday 2/8. Refer to your rubric distributed at the beginning of the school year. Must haves: date, greeting, closing, your book title that is underlined, 7-10 sentences. It can be handwritten or typed.

Read 20 minutes

Friday

Read 20 minutes

Posted Monday 02/04/13 5:43 PM
January 28 to Feb. 1

Reading goal - Minimum but not limited to (of course you can read more) 100 minutes of reading a week. 20 minutes a night.

Monday - Class did not meet.  On Tuesday, you will take your MUG SHOT quiz #2.  Review your sheets from class on tricky words, numbers, rules for commas and semicolons. 

We are doing a book talk, just like you did in sixth grade.  Start thinking of a book to share for your book talk. What book are you going to share? What are three good things to share about your book? How will you rate your book.
Rubric will be distributed in class.
You may wish to prepare your "talk" on index cards or a lined piece of paper. Talk will be less than five minutes in length.

Tuesday - Plan your book talk - 20 minutes

Wednesday - Plan your book talk - 20 minutes. You do not need to bring in your book. You do need the title, author, and type (genre). You can get that information on line in a search.

Thursday - Book talk - less than five minutes - refer to your rubric for specifics.

Read 20 minutes.

Friday - Read 20 minutes.

Posted Monday 01/28/13 2:56 PM
Homework for January 22 to January 25

*District initiative - to read each night 20 minutes, or a total of 100 minutes.*

Tuesday - Intoduction to the topic you selected in class. Articles distributed in class include "Are You a Screen Addict? - Is All That Screen Time Taking Over Your Life?" Choice 2 - "In Order to be a Success, Do You Need to Fail First?" Choice 3 - "Is It Worth It? Are Designer Brands Worth it?"

7-10 sentences written or typed

Wednesday - Using your selected topic, continue with your rough draft. Concentrate on your first and second argumentative paragraphs. 7-10 sentences for each

Thursday - Publish your essay - can be hand-written or typed. Bring to class on Friday 1/25.

Friday - Read 20 minutes - your independent book.

Posted Tuesday 01/22/13 3:16 PM
Homework for January 22 to January 25

*District initiative - to read each night 20 minutes, or a total of 100 minutes.*

Tuesday - Intoduction to the topic you selected in class. Articles distributed in class include "Are You a Screen Addict? - Is All That Screen Time Taking Over Your Life?" Choice 2 - "In Order to be a Success, Do You Need to Fail First?" Choice 3 - "Is It Worth It? Are Designer Brands Worth it?"

7-10 sentences written or typed

Wednesday - Using your selected topic, continue with your rough draft. Concentrate on your first and second argumentative paragraphs. 7-10 sentences for each

Thursday - Publish your essay - can be hand-written or typed. Bring to class on Friday 1/25.

Friday - Read 20 minutes - your independent book.

Posted Tuesday 01/22/13 3:16 PM
Homework for week of January 14

Monday

Persuasive paragraph: Should fast food advertisements be banned on television? 

Remember our statistics.  For every hour of television, we see an average of two fast food ads. 

Please refer to your rubric for grading questions.

Read 20 minutes independently.

Tuesday

Topic: "Do Manners Matter?" Article discussed in class. Should you care about manners or not?

www.scholastic.com/scope September 3, 2012 issue.

Persuasive paragraph - refer to your rubric for specifics about grading.

Read 20 minutes independently

Wednesday

"You Danger" Topic: Should YouTube ban stunt videos? Please complete your outline and take a stand. Persuasive paragraph.

Please refer to your rubric for grading questions.

www.scholastic.com/scope September 24, 2012

Read independently for twenty minutes.

Thursday

Read independently for twenty minutes.

Complete a book letter of at least seven to ten sentences. Please refer to your rubric for grading questions.

Friday

Read independently for twenty minutes.

Posted Monday 01/14/13 6:26 PM
Homework for week of January 14

Monday

Persuasive paragraph: Should fast food advertisements be banned on television? 

Remember our statistics.  For every hour of television, we see an average of two fast food ads. 

Please refer to your rubric for grading questions.

Read 20 minutes independently.

Tuesday

Topic: "Do Manners Matter?" Article discussed in class. Should you care about manners or not?

www.scholastic.com/scope September 3, 2012 issue.

Persuasive paragraph - refer to your rubric for specifics about grading.

Read 20 minutes independently

Wednesday

"You Danger" Topic: Should YouTube ban stunt videos? Please complete your outline and take a stand. Persuasive paragraph.

Please refer to your rubric for grading questions.

www.scholastic.com/scope September 24, 2012

Read independently for twenty minutes.

Thursday

Read independently for twenty minutes.

Complete a book letter of at least seven to ten sentences. Please refer to your rubric for grading questions.

Friday

Read independently for twenty minutes.

Posted Monday 01/14/13 6:26 PM
Homework for week of January 14

Monday

Persuasive paragraph: Should fast food advertisements be banned on television? 

Remember our statistics.  For every hour of television, we see an average of two fast food ads. 

Please refer to your rubric for grading questions.

Read 20 minutes independently.

Tuesday

Topic: "Do Manners Matter?" Article discussed in class. Should you care about manners or not?

www.scholastic.com/scope September 3, 2012 issue.

Persuasive paragraph - refer to your rubric for specifics about grading.

Read 20 minutes independently

Wednesday

"You Danger" Topic: Should YouTube ban stunt videos? Please complete your outline and take a stand. Persuasive paragraph.

Please refer to your rubric for grading questions.

www.scholastic.com/scope September 24, 2012

Read independently for twenty minutes.

Thursday

Read independently for twenty minutes.

Complete a book letter of at least seven to ten sentences. Please refer to your rubric for grading questions.

Friday

Read independently for twenty minutes.

Posted Monday 01/14/13 6:26 PM
New Lobsters Bulletin
Homework for January 7 to January 11

Keep in mind the District's goal of at least 100 minutes of independent reading a week (or 20 minutes a night for five nights.)

Monday -

To prepare for Tuesday's discussion, students are to watch television for thirty minutes. Keep a log - should list the channel they watched on television, time watched (ex: 7:00 to 7:30 P.M.), and a list of all of the commercials played. If students are not allowed t.v./no t.v. available, please send in a note/or please sign their assignment pad letting me know that so they will receive credit for the homework. This will help guide our writing of specific "facts" for our persuasive paragraph on banning fast food advertisements.

Tuesday

Persuasive paragraph - should fast food advertisements be banned? Students should take a stand and defend their opinion. Please refer to your rubric for specifics.

Wednesday


"Monkey's Paw" - rewrite the ending - one page in length. Please refer to your rubric for specifics.

Thursday

Should dangerous pets be banned? Persuasive paragraph. Please refer to your rubric.

Bring your assignment pad/word of the day notebook/science words of the day to class on Friday. Test on Friday for words from December 3 to Thursday, January 10th.

Friday -

Read 20 minutes.

Posted Monday 01/07/13 2:06 PM
January 2 to January 4, 2013

Wednesday

Read independently for twenty minutes.

Book letter due Friday 1/4

Thursday

Read independently for twenty minutes.

Book letter due Friday 1/4

Re-takes for Walk Two Moons Quiz/Test available today.

Friday

Read independently for twenty minutes.

Posted Wednesday 01/02/13 4:56 PM
Homework for December 17 to 21

Independent reading - 100 minutes per week or 20 minutes per day.
Media center visit to exchange/renew books is Thursday, December 20th.

Monday - Finish Walk Two Moons. Read Chapters 40 to 44. Select one chapter to complete for your dialectical journal entry. Self reflect with your "own" grade from the dialectical rubric.

Tuesday - Work on project - due Thursday, December 20. Look over study guide for test on Wednesday December 19th.

Wednesday - Work on project - due Thursday, December 20.

Thursday - Read independently for 20 minutes.

Friday - Read independently for 20 minutes.

Posted Monday 12/17/12 3:04 PM
HW December 11 to 14

Monday - Read Chapters 24 to 28 in Walk Two Moons. Complete ONE (1) dialectical journal entry for one chapter

Vocabulary sheet for definitions and sentences for Chapters 18 - 24.

Tuesday - Complete Study Guide - Quiz on Wednesday Chapters 11-21

Wednesday Chapters 29-32 to read. One journal entry to complete.

Vocabulary for Chapters 25-30

Thursday Chapters 33-36 - complete one dialectical journal entry

Friday - Read chapters 37-40 and complete one entry.

Posted Friday 12/14/12 1:53 PM
Homework for December 3 to December 7

Independent reading for 20 minutes each night or 100 minutes in total each week.

Monday - Read Chapters 19 and 20 in your Walk Two Moons book. Complete one dialectical journal entry for each chapter.

Tuesday - Review Chapters 1-10 in your Walk Two Moons book. Quiz on plot, characters, vocabulary, figurative language.

Wednesday - Read Chapters 21, 22, and 23 in yuor Walk Two Moons book. Complete one dialectical journal entry for each chapter.

Thursday - Complete one book letter. Refer to your rubric for specifics. Homework passes are eligible for this assignment.

Friday - Read independent book for twenty minutes.

Posted Monday 12/03/12 3:29 PM
Homework for November 19 to 23

Independent reading for 20 minutes each night or 100 minutes in total each week.

Monday - Read Chapters 3 and 4 in your Walk Two Moons book. Complete one dialectical journal entry for each chapter.

Tuesday - Read Chapters 5 and 6 in your Walk Two Moons book. Complete one dialectical journal entry for each chapter.

Wednesday - Read Chapters 7 and 8 in your Walk Two Moons book. Complete one dialectical journal entry for each chapter.

Thursday - Have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Friday - Read Chapters 9 and 10 in your Walk Two Moons book. Complete one dialectical journal entry for each chapter.

Posted Monday 11/19/12 2:54 PM
Homework for November 12

Remember to read your independent reading book for 20 minutes each night, or 100 hours total for the week.

Monday - Veteran's Day - Thank you to our veterans!

Tuesday - Research on Vietnam War Memorial

Wednesday - Read chapter one Walk Two Moons

Thursday - Read Chapter 3 and 4 - one dialectical journal entry for each chapter

Friday - Read Chapter 5 and 6 - one dialectical journal entry for each chapter

Posted Wednesday 11/14/12 2:06 PM
Homework for the week of November 5th

Remember to budget your reading this week.

The district recommends twenty minutes each night for five nights or 100 minutes a week.

Word of the Day quiz Friday November 9th. Please complete your study guide distributed in class today. Remember you don't have to use the internet to create your vocabulary pictures.

Bring your study guide to class on Wednesday.

Tuesday

No school

Wednesday

Zebra questions from your Language of Literature book page 62 - Questions 1, 3 and 7.

Remember to be completing your inference sheet with examples from the text.

Bring library book to class Thursday for exchange

Thursday

Library day

Book letter is due on Friday 11/9

Friday

Read 20 minutes

 

Posted Monday 11/05/12 10:32 PM
Homework 10/22 to 10/26

Monday - Revision worksheet - mark grammar mistakes on the worksheet. There are two questions to answer with evidence from the persuasive letter.

20 minutes independent reading

Tuesday - Second revision work sheet - mark grammar mistakes on worksheet - answer questions and give evidence from the letter for support.

30 minutes independent reading

Weds. - Zebra vocabulary

20 minutes independent reading

Thursday -

Book letter due tomorrow 10/26

Read 20 minutes independent book

Friday

Read 20 minutes independent book

Posted Monday 10/22/12 5:37 PM
October 18

Read independent book for twenty minutes.

Students are working on revising their persuasive letter to Mrs. Williams about adding a new class to their schedule.

Posted Thursday 10/18/12 2:18 PM
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