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Week of February 20, 2018

Hello! Grades are going up for most people! Keep up the good work!

I will be collecting and grading Lit Logs soon, so please make sure your notebook is up-to-date. If you have been absent and we took notes or wrote journals or whatever, you need to make up that work. Thank you.

Here’s the homework for the week in Periods 1-3:

  • Monday-No School
  • Tuesday-Finish “The Gettysburg Address” Close Reading Worksheet
  • Wednesday-Reading Slip
  • Thursday-Finish LAP on “O Captain My Captain”

And here’s the homework for the week in Periods 5-6:

  • Monday-No School
  • Tuesday-Read Chapter 12 ofย The Hobbit
  • Wednesday-Read Chapter 13 ofย The Hobbit
  • Thursday-Reading Slip & Quiz Friday on chapters 9-12 ofย The Hobbit

Have a good week!

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Week of February 13, 2018

Hello! I am not feeling well and will be out tomorrow and possibly Thursday.

To concerned parents, some grades have dropped a bit because of the CFA (Common Formative Assessment). Although I only made it worth 10 points, many students did not do well on it. It was a reading comprehension passage. There are two main things we will do to improve the quiz/test portion of their grades: 1) Retake the CFA; 2) Take other quizzes (and do well on those) to improve the average in that category. Since the CFA is the only grade in that category right now, it made a big dent, but that’s just temporary.

In my regular English classes tomorrow, there will be a quiz on the following: MLA dates, indenting paragraphs, appositives, interrupters, punctuating book and movie titles, the meaning of metacognition, a definition of endurance, topic sentences, concluding sentences, and one or two other things that will be bonus questions. These are all things we have been working on this semester, and it’s time to show me that you’ve been listening! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the homework for English, periods 1-3:

  • Monday–no school
  • Tuesday–finish Close Reader assignment: “A Mystery of Heroism” (worth 55 points!!)
  • Wednesday–reading slip
  • Thursday–reading slip

And here’s the homework for Pre-AP English, periods 5-6:

  • Monday–no school
  • Tuesday–reading slip and read chapter 9
  • Wednesday–read chapter 10 and finish worksheet for ch. 9-10
  • Thursday–reading slip

Please email if you have any questions. Have a good week! (And be good for the sub/s!)

 

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English 8 Homework

Week of February 5, 2018:

Monday–Finish answering questions on “The Drummer Boy of Shiloh.”

Tuesday--Reading Slip and Finish Mood Paragraph

Wednesday–Finish Civil War Close Reading Assignment on Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Thursday–Reading Slip

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Pre-AP English Homework

You do NOT need to finish chapter 7 tonight. I hadn’t realized how long it is.

Monday–Read HALF of chapter 7 and make sure chapter 6-7 WS is as complete as possible, considering you may not have finished the reading yet.

Tuesday–Reading Slip. Finish chapter 7 if necessary.

Wednesday–Finish LAP #2 (It is your choice if you choose to write about #2 or #3 on the “LAP Topics” sheet…)

Thursday–Reading Slip. Also finish chapter 8. Quiz tomorrow on chapters 5-8.

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Design Contest

If you are artistic or interested in design, here’s a contest you might consider…

Design a Hospital Gown for Children

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Week of January 29, 2018

Hello! It’s almost February! This month really flew by for me. The OHS Academic Decathlon team is competing on Saturday, so I’m excited and nervous about that prospect. I hope some of you awesome eighth graders will consider signing up for Aca Dec for your freshman year! You do not need to be a straight-A student to participate. I am looking for interested students with ANY grade point average.

Here’s the homework for the week in English, periods 1-3:

  • Monday–Finish Compare/Contrast Short Essay
  • Tuesday–Reading Slip
  • Wednesday–Finish Close Reader Assignment for “My Friend Douglass”
  • Thursday–Reading Slip

And here’s the homework for Pre-AP English, periods 5-6:

  • Monday–Finish Hobbit LAP #1 and Finish Ch. 2-3 Packet
  • Tuesday–Reading Slip & Finish Ch. 4 Study Questions
  • Wednesday–Finish Reading Ch. 5 and Make up your own Riddle Poem (do not share with your friends!!)
  • Thursday–Reading Slip

Have a great week!

 

 

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Week of January 22, 2018

Hello! Happy Monday! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Congratulations to Victoria (Tori) Blanc who is a finalist in the Stanislaus County Peace Essay Contest! I’m so proud of you!

Good job to everyone on the preamble performances last week! Most of you did really, really well! Try to keep it memorized, and in May, if you still know it, you will get extra credit.

Here’s the homework for the week in English, periods 1-3:

  • Monday–Define the four vocabulary words in the Close Reader workbook from page 43 to 48.
  • Tuesday–Reading Slip
  • Wednesday–Finish Close Reader assignment, pages 43-48.
  • Thursday–Reading Slip

And here’s the homework for the week in Pre-AP English, periods 5-6:

  • Monday–Finish reading chapter 1 ofย The Hobbit and continue to update dwarf chart.
  • Tuesday–Reading Slip
  • Wednesday–Finish chapter 3 and study questions.
  • Thursday–Reading Slip

Have a good week! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

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