Language Arts Homework

Week of 1/17-1/20

posted Jan 17, 2017, 7:21 AM by Jackie Klein   [ updated Jan 17, 2017, 7:22 AM ]

HW in both grades: Spelling Test and Packet-Lesson 9, due Friday 1/20/17
7th Grade: 
1/17: Spelling list overview and work on packets
1/18: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: meet in book clubs, read chapters 1-3
1/20: Spelling Test, finish reading chapters 1-3 of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde
8th Grade:
1/17: Spelling list overview and work on packets
1/19: Twelfth Night: Act I, scenes iii-v
1/20:Spelling Test,  close reading organizers for Twelfth Night, act I

Week of 1/9-1/13

posted Jan 10, 2017, 7:43 AM by Jackie Klein   [ updated Jan 10, 2017, 7:57 AM ]

7th Grade: 
1/9: Root word notes: see post on 1/9
1/10: Reading about Robert Louis Stevenson, author of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
1/11: Analyzing photos from Victorian England
1/13: Get into reading groups and set norms
 
8th Grade: 
1/9: Root word notes: see post on 1/9
1/10: Reading and videos about William Shakespeare
1/12: Analysis of common themes in literature
1/13: Twelfth Night: Act I, scenes I and II

Monday, 1/9/17

posted Jan 9, 2017, 7:34 AM by Jackie Klein

LT: I can apply new root words to my vocabulary
HW: None
7th Grade Root Words: 

    hypo, Greek: under, beneath

          hypodermic, hypothesis

      jacio, Latin: throw

           eject, interject

      judex, Latin: a judge

            judge, prejudice

8th Grade Root Words: 

     medius, Latin: middle

             mediate, mediocrity

     missio, Latin: a sending

              emissary, mission

     morior, Latin: die

               mortal, imortal

Week of 12/12-12/16

posted Dec 12, 2016, 7:22 AM by Jackie Klein   [ updated Dec 12, 2016, 7:23 AM ]

7th Grade: HW-Spelling Packet and Test-Lesson 8 due Friday, 12/16
12/12: Spelling Packet overview and library time
12/13:  Poetry analysis 
12/14: Poetry analysis: The Highwayman
12/16: Spelling Test-Lesson 8-reader's response

8th Grade: HW-Spelling Packet and Test-Lesson 8 due Friday, 12/16
12/12: Spelling Packet overview and library time
12/13: Short story analysis
12/15: Short story: "The Open Boat" 
12/16: Spelling Test-Lesson 8-reader's response

12/6-12/9

posted Dec 8, 2016, 2:02 PM by Jackie Klein   [ updated Dec 8, 2016, 2:03 PM ]

7th Grade:
12/6: Pretest on poetic devices
12/7:  Vocabulary notes on poetic devices. Analyze "The Bells" for examples of onomatopoeia
12/9: Root word quiz, annotating poems

8th Grade:
12/6: Pretest on literary terms
12/8: Short story analysis of "The Bet" by Checkov
12/9: Finish analysis of "The Bet" 

Monday, 12/5/16

posted Dec 5, 2016, 7:32 AM by Jackie Klein   [ updated Dec 5, 2016, 7:34 AM ]

LT: I can determine the meaning of vocabulary words
HW: Root Word Quiz, Set-2, Friday 12/9/16
7th Grade Words:

    finis, Latin: end

          confine, finally

      homos, Latin: same

           homogenous

      hyper, Greek: over, beyond

            hypertension, hyperactive

8th Grade Words: 

     lego, lectum, Latin: read, thing read

             intellect, legible

        locus, Latin: a place

              local, dislocate

        loquor, Latin: speak 

             eloquent, loquacious


11/29-12/1/16

posted Nov 29, 2016, 8:12 AM by Jackie Klein   [ updated Nov 29, 2016, 9:34 AM ]

LT: I can revise and publish my essay
HW: Spelling packet and test-Lesson 7-due Friday 12/2

7th Grade: Call of the Wild Essay is due Wednesday, 11/30 at the end of the period.
8th Grade: Bill of Rights Essay is due Thursday, 12/1 at the end of the period.

Monday, 11/28/16

posted Nov 28, 2016, 8:46 AM by Jackie Klein

LT: I can determine the correct spelling of words
HW: Spelling Packet and Test-Lesson 7-due Friday, 12/2

Week of 11/14-11/18

posted Nov 14, 2016, 8:26 AM by Jackie Klein   [ updated Nov 17, 2016, 10:37 AM ]

7th Grade:  Finish research and outlines.  Focused Writing Piece due Friday, 11/18 at the end of the period!  If you are going to be absent, see Miss Klein to make alternate arrangements.
8th Grade: Finish research and outlines.  Argumentative Essay due Thursday, 12/1 at the end of the period! (Please note the date change!) If you are going to be absent, see Miss Klein to make alternate arrangements. 7

Wednesday, 11/9/16-7th Grade

posted Nov 9, 2016, 1:26 PM by Jackie Klein

LT: I can organize information from my research
HW: None
Today we completed notes and began filling in outlines. 

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