These assignments are projected and may be subject to change if the schedule should be changed, if our pace is not as quick as I predicted, or if we need to spend a bit more time on the lesson. Assignments won't be due any earlier; however, they maybe pushed back a day or two!
Simple Solutions 125-128
Spelling packet 22
Maniac Magee chapters 37-46
Maniac Magee test will be Thursday, April 27
Lessons 5-8 review
English book page 1450146 # 1-30
Simple Solutions 125-128
Tangerine pages 95-121, and quiz
Tangerine pages 123-163
English book pages 294-295 # 1-26
Spelling review unit
Simple Solutions lessons 121-124
The Outsiders chapters 7-10
Part of speech review #1
English book pages 327-329 # 1-22
English book pages 332-333 # 22-48
In English, 6th graders will continue their chapter on verbs. This week we will discuss regular and irregular verbs. On Monday 6th graders will have a study guide covering lessons 5-8.
Book report for third trimester is due Monday, May 15. This information was given to students in early March and must be typed.
In Literature, we will finish reading Maniac Magee. This week, we will read chapters 37-46. The test will be Thursday, April 27th. Following the test, we will watch the video and finish the year with short stories from the literature book.
In English, 7th graders continue their study of pronouns. This week we will discuss compound subject and object pronouns, do a review, and begin discussing possessive pronouns.
The third trimester book report is due Monday, May 8th.
In Literature, 7th graders continue reading Tangerine. We will finish reading and discussing pages 64-120 and take the quiz. We will begin reading pages 123-163.
In English, 8th graders will finish the chapter on pronouns. This week we will discuss 'correct pronouns' and begin preparing for the chapter 6 test. 8th graders will complete the "parts of speech" review one in preparation for the parts of speech test.
8th graders will finish presenting their group comic books in class.
Third trimester book reports are due Tuesday, May 2 (due to the retreat on May 1)
In Literature, we will continue our last book of the year, The Outsiders. This week the students will take the quiz covering chapters 5-6 on Monday. We will read chapters 7-10 throughout the rest of the week.
The Outsiders is a coming-of-age novel by S. E. Hinton, first published in 1967. The book follows two rival groups, the Greasers and the Socs, who are divided by their socioeconomic status. The story is told in first-person narrative by protagonist Ponyboy Curtis. The story in the book takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1965, but this is never stated in the book.
Bonus activities: choose any of the bonus activities for your grade level.
6th grade bonus activities:
1. Design a Card: Imagine you work for a greeting card company. You are asked to design a birthday card. Fold a sheet of paper in half. Think of a birthday message that contains all four sentence types - declarative, exclamatory, interrogative, and imperative. Write the message on the card, using correct punctuation. Illustrate the front of the card.
2. Pyramid Description: Write a five-line pyramid description. See the example. Line one: simple subject. Line two: add a simple predicate. Line three: add descriptive words to the subject. Line four: add 'and' and another verb to form a compound predicate. Line five: Add a subordinating conjunction and another sentence to form a complex sentenct.
A raw wind blows.
A raw wind blows and howls.
A raw wind blows and howls before the rain begins.
7th grade bonus activities:
1. Choose two nouns that are opposites, such as morning and evening. Write a seven-line poem about them. Center each line to make a diamond. Write one noun in line one and the other in line seven. Write the following in lines 2-6: Line two: two adjectives that describe the noun in line one. Line three: three present participles that describe the noun in line one. Line four: four nouns that relate to either the noun in line one or in line seven. Line five: Three present participles that describe the noun in line seven. Line six: two adjectives that describe the noun in line seven.
falling, lasting, changing
stars, sunshine, moonlight, mist
breaking, shining, dawning
8th grade bonus activities:
1. Clause Capers: Choose a subordinating conjunction from page 408. Write a subordinate clause starting with that conjunction. Make each following word begin with the next letter of the conjunction. Underline the first letter of each word. Then add an independent clause to form a complex sentence. See how many sentences you can write using the same subordinating conjunction.
Unless Ned Lehman eats some supper, he won't have energy for the soccer game.