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Anne Frank essay due Friday, March 27
IXL assignment due April 8:
GG8, PP1-PP3, W1-W3

Work for Thursday, 3/26 - Friday, 3/27:

For Friday:
Please submit the requested work to my Google Classroom. Please keep everything else that you did over these two weeks so that we can review when we return from Spring Break. Do not throw things away-- I may end up grading them when we come back.

For Thursday RPS work, please do #1-5 in "Vocabulary Strategies: Using Latin Prefixes" on page 69 of your Collections book. Please do these on the same sheet of paper on which you did page 52 last Thursday. You only need to write the "Re" word and what it means. 

Anne Frank House website and extra credit:
Please spend a few minutes checking out the Anne Frank House website. It is really interesting and worth your time. Here is the link:

I have attached to the bottom of the page the webquest that we usually do in class. You may earn five points of extra credit by responding to one of the writing prompts on the assignment (#1-5). You may do up to 3.

For the Cambridge dashes sheet: 
  • The "discussion questions" the directions talk about are those two questions after the bullet points, and they really are just that-- discussion questions. You don't have to write your answers. They want you to look at those sentences and realize that a phrase OR a clause can be set off by dashes (called "em dashes," technically, I think because they are the size of the letter "m," but I'm not totally sure about that). They also want you to see that two dashes are used when the phrase or clause is inserted into the middle of the sentence.
  • For #1-4, answers will vary. You are really trying to express the same thought without using the dashes. The point of it is to see how difficult it is to do that. For #1, I would write, "She wouldn't willingly leave the job she loved. No, in fact, she couldn't leave it."
  • For Part III, #1-6, just insert dashes where they should go in the sentences. You have to figure out if they need one or two dashes. For #1, "Peonies, roses, azaleas, geraniums, birds of paradise-- I've never seen so many colorful flowers all in one place."
  • FYI Pro tip-- to make an em dash when typing in most word processor computer programs, put two hyphens/minus signs (--) right after the word, and then a space before your next word. The em dash should automatically happen. If this were in Word, my example for #1 ("birds of paradise-- I've...") would have become an em dash after I hit the space bar after the word "I've".

Work for Monday, 3/23:
At the bottom of the page, I have attached a very short explanation of how to use the ellipsis. Please read and then complete the worksheet from your take-home packet.

Other assignments this week:
1. Complete the ellipsis worksheet included in your packet (I think it was in Week 2).
2. Make sure you finish your Anne Frank essay.
3. begin reading excerpts from the actual diary written by Anne Frank (Collections book).
4. begin reading The War Within Our Hearts.
5. work on IXL.

I will post additional assignments later in the week.

Work for Thursday, 3/19:
For your weekly RPS practice, please do page 52 in your Collections book, "Vocabulary Strategies: Using Greek Prefixes." Just follow the directions. You are basically writing the word and what you think it means, based on your knowledge of the prefix "tele." Write your answers on a sheet of paper. You can use the same sheet of paper for next week's RPS.

Otherwise, work on Anne Frank essay. Make sure it is completed by the end of next week. Please do the grammar work for tomorrow on Monday. I will send a Powerpoint or a link to a video with instructions to help explain it.

Have a nice weekend!

Work for Wednesay, 3/18:
New IXL assignment due April 8: GG8, PP1-PP3, W1-W3

Bear with me on the Anne Frank essay assignment-- I am working on the directions right now.

Work for Tuesday, 3/17:
I sent a post on ParentSquare about the assignment for today. Other than that, please know that, for the grammar bell ringer, please do one side of the sheet (looks just like the stuff we do on Tues. and Wed. as bell ringers) this week and the other side for Week 2.

The same goes for the Analogies worksheet-- do the front this week, the back next week.

I didn't want to waste paper by printing one one-sided page for Week 1 and one one-sided page for Week 2.

Work for Monday, 3/16:
So... I truly didn't anticipate that we would finish the play before we left. Today, go ahead and do the work for Friday, the "Infinitives" worksheet (parts 1 and 2).
Also, I have attached the PDF of The War Within Our Hearts at the bottom of the page. Do not forget that you have cross-curricular work using that book for my class and Mrs. Rasmieh's.

Week of 3/9 -3/13:
Due Monday: IXL Modules GG6-GG7, H2, C3, R3-R4, U1
Due Thursday: Vocab 6 Sentence Completion sheet
Vocab 6 Quiz on Friday!

Week of 3/2 - 3/6:
Due Friday: Vocab 6 definitions
Due Later:
IXL Modules due 3/9: GG6-GG7, H2, C3, R3-R4, U1

Week of 2/24 - 2/28:
Due Later:
IXL Modules due 3/9: GG6-GG7, H2, C3, R3-R4, U1

Week of 1/27 - 1/31:
MAP Testing this week!
IXL Modules due Monday: C2, H1, D1-D3, R1-R2
Due Mon.: Final drafts of Muslim Pride skits, if not already turned in
Due Friday: 100th day of school extra credit assignment (Please see below)

100th day of school extra credit assignment:
After choosing a book from the list of "100 Greatest YA Novels," write a paragraph about the book that includes:
1. Book title
2. Author name
3. Publication date
4. Summary that includes main character, setting, and main conflict
5. Who would enjoy this book?


Week of 1/13 - 1/17:
Due Tuesday: page 404 from Collections book, if not finished in class
Wednesday: Vocab 5 sentence completion sheet
Due Thursday: F451 paragraph and bookmark; read to end of book and read "Afterword." Do not read "Coda."
Spelling Bee on Thursday!
Due Friday: Final draft of Muslim Pride skit
Vocab Quiz on Friday!
Due Later:
IXL Modules due 1/27: C2, H1, D1-D3, R1-R2

Week of 1/6 - 1/10:
Due Tuesday: List of needed school supplies and goals, signed by parent
Due Thursday: F451 paragraph and bookmark; read to break on page 139, just above "He was three hundred yards downstream when the Hound..."
Due Friday: Vocab 5 definitions

Week of 12/9 - 12/13:
Due Tues.: "Masque of the Red Death" symbolism and theme paragraph, if not finished in class
Due Thurs.: Vocab 4 sentence completion sheet
Vocab Quiz on Friday!

Week of 12/2 - 12/6:
Due Mon.: any test corrections that have not already been turned in
Due Thurs.: Read F451 up to page 48 (in most books). Stop at the break above "He had chills and fever in the morning."
Due Fri.: Vocab 4 definitions

Week of 11/18 - 11/22:
Due Thurs: F451 up to page 24- stop at the break above "The Mechanical Hound slept but did not sleep, lived but did not live...". Some books may have different page numbering.
-- Write one paragraph about the reading. Don't summarize. No bookmark this week.
IXL Modules due 11/25: N1-N2, E2, V2, Q6-Q8

Week of 11/11 - 11/15:
Due Thurs: Vocab 3 sentence completion sheet
Vocab Quiz on Friday!
Due later:
IXL Modules due 11/25: N1-N2, E2, V2, Q6-Q8

Week of 11/4 - 11/8:
Book Fair shopping on Tuesday!
Due Tuesday: "Tell-Tale Heart" police report. Assignment is attached at bottom of page
Due Friday: Outsiders character poster
Field Trip on Friday!!!

Week of 10/21 - 10/25:
Unit Test on Wednesday!
Due later:
IXL Modules due 10/28: A1, E1, Q1-Q5
Vocab Quiz on 11/1

Week of 10/14 - 10/18:
Due Friday: 1st draft of children's book
Due Friday: Vocab 3 definitions
Due later:
IXL Modules due 10/28: A1, E1, Q1-Q5

Week of 10/7 - 10/11:
Due Thurs: Outsiders assignments

Week of 9/30 - 10/2:
Due Monday: IXL Modules B.1-B.2, C.1, G.1, V.1, Q.1-Q.2
Due Tuesday: Vocab 2 sentence completion sheet
Vocab 2 Quiz on Wednesday!
Due later:
Due Thurs., 10/10: Outsiders homework-- Finish book

Week of 9/23 - 9/27:
Due Thursday: Outsiders homework
Due Thursday: Vocab 2 sentence completion sheet
Vocab 2 Quiz on Friday!
Due later:
IXL modules due 9/30: B.1-B.2, C.1, G.1, V.1, Q.1-Q.2

Week of 9/16 - 9/20:
Due Thursday: Outsiders homework
Due Friday: Vocab 2 definitions
Due later:
Due 9/24: Children's book prewriting:
                    1. Who is your main character? What are his/her important character traits?
                    2. What is your setting?
                    3. What is your conflict?
                    4. Give a basic outline of your plot.
                    5. What is your theme?
                    6. Why will kids relate to this?
IXL modules due 9/30: B.1-B.2, C.1, G.1, V.1, Q.1-Q.2

Week of 9/9 -9/13:
IXL Modules due 9/9: Z.1-Z.7
Due Thursday: Outsiders Homework
Due Friday: Summer Reading Presentation

Week of 9/3 - 9/6:
Due Thursday: Vocab 1 Sentence Completion Sheet
Due Thursday: Outsiders homework
Vocab 1 Quiz on Friday!
Due Next Week:
IXL Modules due 9/9: Z.1-Z.7
Outsiders Homework due Thursday, 9/12
Summer Reading Presentation due Friday, 9/13

Week of 8/26 - 8/30:
Due Friday: Vocab 1 definitions
IXL Modules due 9/9: Z.1-Z.7

Summer Project:
I hope everyone has a super summer! The summer reading assignment is attached below. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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