Middle School ELA Homework:
October 17, 2019:
October 16, 2019:
No Homework – Terranova Testing
October 15, 2019:
ELA Grade 5 – Please read pages 3 -11 in House on Mango Street. Please copy and paste the link below to access the PDF version:
ELA Grade 8 – Please define vocabulary words and answer questions for TKM. The PDF conversion is below:
ELA Grade 7: Please answer Chapter 3 questions below:
Chapter 3 Questions for “The Outsiders”
1. What does Cherry tell Ponyboy about the Socs?
October 11, 2019:
Grade 7 – Continue reading The Outsiders
Grade 8 – No HW
Grade 6 – finish Unit 3 vocabulary
Grade 5 – No HW
October 10, 2019:
ELA Grade 7 – Chapter 2 Questions for The Outsiders:
1. HOW DO THE BOYS GET INTO THE NIGHTLY DOUBLE? WHY?
2. WHY DOES DALLY USE BAD LANGUAGE TOWARDS THE GIRLS AT THE MOVIES?
3. HOW DO THE GIRLS RESPOND TO DALLY? WHAT DOES THAT TELL YOU ABOUT THEIR CHARACTER?
4. WHY IS PONY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH DALLY’S BEHAVIOR TOWARDS THE GIRLS?
5. EXPLAIN WHY THE GIRLS ARE OKAY WITH PONY AND JOHNNY?
6. WHY ARE THE GIRLS ALONE AND WITHOUT A CAR?
7. WHAT DOES TWO-BIT DO THAT SCARES JOHNNY AND PONY?
October 9, 2019:
ELA Grade 7 – Read chapters 1-3 of The Outsiders. Guided Reading Questions for Chapters 1 of the Outsiders are as follows:
Chap 1 Questions for the Outsiders:
WHY DOES PONYBOY LIKE TO GO TO THE MOVIES ALONE?
WHAT HAPPENS TO PONY ON THE WAY HOME FROM THE MOVIES?HOW DOES PONY FEEL BEING FOLLOWED? WHAT DETAILS TELL YOU HOW HE FEELS?
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PARENTS OF THE NARRATOR?
October 8, 2019:
ELA Grade 8 – No HW
ELA Grade 7 – pgs. 28-29 synonyms and antonyms
ELA Grade 6 – vocabulary books up to page 31.
ELA Grade 5 – Answer question in notebook on “Malala” documentary.
Religion – Complete activity on pg. 26 in workbook.
October 7, 2019:
ELA Grade 7 – No HW
ELA Grade 8 – Critical thinking question on “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” and vocabulary for unit 2.
ELA Grade 6 – Test / No HW
ELA Grade 5 – Test / No HW
October 4, 2019:
ELA Grade 7 – Last possible day to hand in Grammar Storyboards is Monday October 7, 2019.
ELA Grade 8 – Finish Vocabulary for Unit 2.
ELA Grade 6 – No Homework
ELA Grade 5 – Test Monday, no class today due to Middle School Adoration.
October 3, 2019:
ELA Grade 8 – Unit Two Vocabulary words
ELA Grade 6 – Study for Reading Test
ELA Grade 7 – Grammar Storyboards
October 2, 2019:
ELA Grade 7 – Summer Reading Test tomorrow. Please have looseleaf for the test. Finish completing Grammar Storyboards.
ELA Grade 8 – Complete pgs. 17 – 20 in Vocabulary Books.
ELA 6 – Vocab books, pgs. 24 -26 and Summer Reading Tests
on Friday. The test will be open book and students are required to know prepositions.
ELA Grade 5 – Vocabulary pg. 17
October 1, 2019:
ELA Grade 7 – Work on appositive sentences and study for Reading Test.
ELA Grade 8 – No HW – test
ELA Grade 6 – Working on journal question for characterization.
ELA Grade 5 – Finish pg. 16 – Completing the Sentence in your ELA notebook, use the words on pgs. 12-13.
Grade 5 will have a reading test on Friday. The topics on the test are as follows: Reading Comprehension questions for “I am Malala” and “Harry Potter: The Sorcerer’s Stone” will be on the test, the questions will be similar to the ones they had for HW. Students will be allowed to use their books. There will be four short answer questions based on excerpts from the book, the excerpts and questions will be provided for them on the test. There will be questions on prepositions and singular and plural nouns. Please continue to review the students’ notes with them at home.
Religion Grade 7 – Finish creating prayers and putting them on construction paper.
Monday September 30:
ELA Grade 8 – Summer Reading Test for ELA will be tomorrow October 1, 2019
ELA Grade 6 – “Synonyms and Antonyms”, pgs. 18-19. Write the answer in your notebook.
ELA Grade 7 – working with Appositives. Create four sentences using the topic of Hatchet for your sentences.
ELA Grade 5 – Pg.117 -118 “But don’t judge on what you see, I’ll eat myself if you can find A smarter hat than me.” What is the significance (importance) of this statement in Harry Potter? Why is the “Thinking Hat”saying this? Answer this in your ELA notebook in full sentences.
September 27, 2019:
Grade 6:Finish vocabulary words.
ELA Grade 8: Grammar Storyboards are due. Summer reading test on Tuesday.
ELA Grade 7:
September 26, 2019:
ELA Grade 5 – Complete pages 10 -15 from The Vocabulary Workshop in your notebook.
ELA Grade 7 – Finish creating higher order thinking questions.
ELA Grade 8 – Working on answering critical thinking questions
September 25, 2019:
ELA Grade 8: Begin working n your Grammar story boards, they are due Friday.
September 24, 2019:
Religion 7: Activity on pg. 22
Grade 8: Work on gathering information for “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” questions.
Grade 7: Working on creating more complex questions that align with the literary element that your group was assigned.
Grade 6: Creating open and close ended questions for Chapters 1-3 of “A Dogs Purpose.”
Grade 5 ELA: No Homework, please check notebooks for vocabulary on “I am Malala.”
Grade 6: There are writing a short story (two paragraphs) from a pet’s perspective.
September 19, 2019:
ELA Grades 6,7 and 8: NO Homework
ELA Grade 5: Answer Questions below on Harry Potter:
How did Mrs. Dursley feel about her sister Mrs. Potter?
On the day Harry’s parents died, what was one of the strange things happened that Mr. Dursley noticed?
Where does Harry live?
September 18, 2019:
Grade 5 will not have a vocabulary quiz. I will be providing a set of words for them and then they will be quizzed on those words either Friday September 20th or Monday September 23rd.
Answer Questions below for HW on “I am Malala”:
ELA Grade 6: Vocabulary Quiz on words from “A Dog’s Purpose.” Students are expected to utilize a preposition or a prepositional phrase into their paragraphs/stories.
ELA Grade 8: Vocabulary Quiz on words from “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.” Students are expected to utilize a preposition or a prepositional phrase into their paragraphs/stories. Answer two questions on Survivor below:
Answer Questions below:
Where were Herbert, his family, and the other Jewish refugees sailing to on the night of May 13, 1939 aboard the St.Louis?
How did Markus and Stefan escape from the 1st forced-labor camp?
ELA Grade 7: Vocabulary Quiz on words from “Hatchet.” Students are expected to utilize a preposition or prepositional phrase into their paragraphs/stories.
Religion Grade 7 – Pg. 19 question #9.
Grade 5 – Did not meet today.
Grade 6 – Students must answer the two questions in their notebook on “A Dog’s Purpose.” Students must write definitions on looseleaf. They are expected to use it as a guide for Thursday’s vocabulary quiz.
ELA Grade 8 – Create paragraph/ story using vocabulary words pulled from “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas .” Students will be expected to know the words for a quiz on Thursday September 19, 2019.
ELA Grade 7 – Create paragraph/ story using vocabulary words pulled from Hatchet. Students will be expected to know the words for a quiz on Thursday September 19, 2019.
September 16 – 20th
ELA Grade 5 – Students have chosen ten words from one of their summer reading books and they are expected to define them for homework.
ELA Grades 6, 7 and 8: Students are expected to pull words from Chapters 1 -2 of their summer reading books and either chunk them or decipher the meaning of the words in context. They are also expected to match their meaning with those in the dictionary when they get home. They will need to have 8 – 10 defined vocabulary words by tomorrow.
Friday September 13, 2019:
ELA Grade 5: Essay for Summer Reading is due on MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2019. I prefer it to be typed, if that is not possible, please have the students write it neatly on looseleaf. Thank you.
Religion Grade 7 – Look up your favorite saint and write three – four sentences on your saint of choice.
Tuesday, September 12
ELA Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 – Essay on Summer Reading is due. Please check your child’s notebooks, they have a completed draft. I prefer that the essay is typed, but if that is not an option, then I would like it written out neatly on looseleaf. Heading is mandatory.
Religion 7: Continue to work on reflection.
Instructions for Student Essays on Summer Reading: Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8
Students are expected to use the quotes that they pulled from their Summer Reading Books to use as content for their essays.
Grades 7 and 8 – created their own thesis statements and are using the quotes from the summer work to support their argument (thesis). They are using the quotes (from summer reading) in their body paragraphs along with an explanation aligned to the thesis. This will fulfill the requirement for their body paragraphs. The students were shown how to construct an introduction using a hook and conclusion that restates their thesis in conclusive language. The essay should be five paragraphs in total. They are due tomorrow, September 13, 2019.
Grade 6 – I have created three theses for 6th grade based on the themes of the book that we discussed. The themes were love, loyalty and death. They had the academic freedom to use one of the three thesis statements of their choice and align their quotes accordingly. They are using their quotes in their body paragraphs along with an explanation aligned to the thesis. They were shown how to construct an introduction using a hook and conclusion that restates their thesis in conclusive language. The essay should be five paragraphs in total. They are due tomorrow, September 13, 2019.
Grade 5 – I have been modeling the essay for Grade 5 piece by piece. As of right they have a model of an introduction and a Body Paragraph in their notebooks. They were given one thesis statement and they are all expected to use the same one. They have the freedom to choose their own quotes and explain how it aligns with the thesis statement in their body paragraphs. They can write two body paragraphs or four body paragraphs. If they choose to write two body paragraphs, they have to have two quotes in each paragraph. The essay should be a total of 4 or 5 paragraphs. DUE MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2019.
I hope this explanation helps in getting a better understanding of what we have been doing for the last week. Thank you and let me know if you have any questions.
Tuesday, September 10
ELA Grade 7 – To complete the introduction for their essay on “Hatchet” and “Guts.”
ELA Grade 8 – To complete the introduction for their essay on “Survivors” and “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.”
ELA Grade 6 – Please complete summaries for Introduction.
ELA Grade 5 – Please follow directions in notebook.
Religion 7 – No homework
Hello All:I am Mrs. Affortunato, the new Middle School English Teacher:Below is HW and announcements.DRESS DOWN TOMORROW!!! $5.00 – must dress in Red, White and BlueWe are scaffolding for our essays on Summer Reading, our homework is aligning with this task.ELA Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8 – explaining how our quotes align with our thesis.*PLEASE CHECK YOUR CHILD’S NOTES*Religion Grade 7 – Creating a timeline in notebooks about when God was present in our lives.