Homework: Language Arts Literacy Grade 8 Resource Room

posted Sep 3, 2013, 6:48 PM by Maureen Gordon   [ updated May 8, 2014, 6:46 AM ]
Monday, May 5, 2014: Poetry Packet is due on Friday. Students may work on it one page a night or complete it all. I will be checking to make sure that one page is completed daily. 
Tuesday, May 6, 2014: work on Poetry Packet
Wednesday, May 7, 2014: work on Poetry Packet. Choose one of the three models and write a poem: I Don't Understand... Can You Imagine... Someday...
Thursday, May 8, 2014: work on Poetry Packet
Friday, May 9, 2014: Poetry Packet due
 
 
 
 
PARENTS-VERY IMPORTANT!!!  Schedule for the NJASK 8 standardized tests:      Monday (April 28th) through Thursday (May 1st).
Please ensure that your child gets a good night's rest and eats breakfast everyday of testing.
 
Monday, April 28, 2014: No class. NJASK
Tuesday, April 29, 2014: No class. NJASK
Wednesday, April 30, 2014: No class. NJASK
Thursday, May 1, 2014: No class. NJASK
Friday, May 2, 2014: Working on scrapbooks.
 
Monday, April 14, 2014: Complete classwork if not finished in class - Explanatory Prompt.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014:
Wednesday, April 16, 2014:
Thursday, April 17, 2014: Half-day. No homework. Have a wonderful break.
 
Monday, March 31, 2014: Copy Unit 10 vocabulary words, definitions, and parts of speech in notebook (if not finished in class).
Tuesday, April 1, 2014: Vocabulary workbook pp. 103-131, Choosing the Right Word  (if not finished in class).
 
 
 
Monday, March 17, 2014: ASK8 Prep workbook pp. 163. Write a persuasive essay identifying the most important invention of the twentieth century: television or computer.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014:
Wednesday, March 19, 2014:
Thursday, March 20, 2014:
Friday, March 21, 2014:
 
 
 
 
Monday, March 10, 2014:  Write two-paragraph essay based on newspaper article. Address the issue whether the children should be returned to their parents.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014: Write a summary for ONE of the topics that you researched today.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014:
Thursday, March 13, 2014:
Friday, March 14, 2014:
 
 
 
 
 
Monday, February 24, 2014: Finish three-paragraph essay: Why should students be required to read stories by Maya Angelou?
Tuesday, February 25, 2014: No homework.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014:
Thursday, February 27, 2014: Study for vocabulary test Unit 7
Friday, February 28, 2014: Complete four-paragraph essay (Eighth Grade Class Trip). Must be hand-written. Student's planning pages - that were worked on in class - must also be submitted.
 
 
 
Monday, February 17, 2014: (1) Copy in notebook - words, parts of speech, definitions for Vocabulary Unit 7, p. 90 -92.  (2) Re-do homework from last Wednesday if it was completed incorrectly.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014: (1) worksheet about comparing types of narratives - both sides!  (2) Take-home, open-book selection test on short story, Tears of Autumn.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014: Finish worksheet for homework if it wasn't completed in class.
Thursday, February 20, 2014:
Friday, February 21, 2014:
 
 
Monday, February 10, 2014: (1) Revise essay. (2) Study for vocabulary test - unit 6
Tuesday, February 11,  2014: No homework.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014: (1) Make chart of six irregular verbs. (2) Write two sentences for each verb including past and past participle forms.
Thursday, February 13, 2014: Snow Day
Friday, February 14, 2014:

Monday, February 3, 2014:  Snow Day
Tuesday, February 4, 2014:  worksheet page 42 - Vocabulary Warm-up.  Study for vocabulary test Unit 6 on Friday. Study for test on short story elements in literature textbook pages 232-236. Test date will be later on in the week.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014: Snow Day
Thursday, February 6, 2014: Teacher absent
Friday, February 7, 2014: Vocabulary test postponed to next week
 
Monday, January 27, 2014: Students took the multiple choice portion of their exam today. Each student received a copy of the three essays for tomorrow's section of the exam. Students should choose ONE essay and plan/organize their thoughts in preparation for tomorrow's second half of the exam.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014: Study for tomorrow's exams.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014: No homework.
Thursday, January 30, 2014: Finish writing the definitions and parts of speech for Unit 6 vocabulary (in notebook).
Friday, January 31, 2014: No homework.
 
 *Any work not completed during class must also be completed as homework.
 
Monday, January 13, 2014: Packet pp. 44-47. Misspelled words/Personal Narrative
Tuesday, January 14, 2014: Packet pp. 48-51. Observations Journal/Autobio. Essay
Wednesday, January 15, 2014: Packet pp. 52-55. Compare/Contrast Text/Summary
Thursday, January 16, 2014: Packet pp. 56-59. Setting/Character Traits. STUDY for Vocabulary Test Unit 5 tomorrow.
Friday, January 17, 2014:
 
Monday, Jan. 6, 2014:  Packet pp. 26-29. Author's purpose/Main ideas and details.
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014:  Packet pp. 30-33. Mood/author's style.
Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014: Packet pp. 34-37. Comparing characters/root words.
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014: Packet pp. 38-43. Pronouns. Study Unit 5 vocabulary for test.
Friday, Jan. 10, 2014: Take-home Selection Test "A Tell-Tale Heart"
 
Monday, December 9, 2013: Vocabulary take-home test 4B.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013: SNOW DAY
Wednesday, December 11, 2013: Work on three-paragraph essay.
Thursday, December 12, 2013: If not finished in class, complete essay.
Friday, December 13, 2013:  No class due to Quiz Bowl. No HW.
 
Monday, December 2, 2013:  Worksheet- choose the correct pronoun based on case.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013: Write 5 sentences using demonstrative pronouns. Write 5 sentences using demonstrative adjectives.
Wednesday, December 4, 2013: Complete vocabulary worksheet started in class.
Thursday, December 5, 2013: 1) Study for vocabulary test Unit 4B.  2) Worksheet - relative pronouns.
Friday, December 6, 2013: No HW.
 
 Monday, November 25, 2013: Worksheet - personal pronouns and case (nominative, objective, and possessive)
Tuesday, November 26, 2013: Worksheet - twenty sentences. Circle the correct personal pronoun to complete the sentence.
Wednesday, November 27, 2013:  Happy Thanksgiving 
 
 Monday, November 11, 2013: No Homework. Please note: Students need a scrapbook by Friday.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013: No Homework. For students who were absent on Monday, write vocabulary definitions/parts of speech for Unit 4A (annul) in notebook. 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013:
Thursday, November 14, 2013:
Friday, November 15, 2013: Students will work on their scrapbooks. They must complete two entries in class. If two entries are not completed in school, they must be completed for homework.
 
Monday, November 4, 2013:  No Homework
Tuesday, November 5, 2013: No Homework
Wednesday, November 6: No Homework
Thursday, November 7, 2013:  No School
Friday, November 8, 2013: No School
 
 Monday, October 28, 2013:  (1) Finish writing prompt from class if not completed. (2) Finish vocabulary flash cards if not completed.  (3) Worksheet on complete sentences.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013: Write one sentence for each vocabulary word.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013:
Thirsday, October 31, 2013:
Friday, November 1, 2013:
 
Monday, October 21, 2013:  (1) Selection Test about Old Ben and Fox Hunt  (2) Worksheets pp. 152 and 153
Tuesday, October 22, 2013: worksheet/Author's Purpose
Wednesday, October 23, 2013: No homework
Thursday, October 24, 2013:
Friday, October 25, 2013:
 
Monday, October 14, 2013:  No school
Tuesday, October 15, 2013:
Wednesday, October 16, 2013:
Thursday, October 17, 2013:
Friday, October 18, 2013:
 
Monday, October 7, 2013:  Write 5 analogies.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013: Write a paragraph using seven idioms. Topic of the paragraph is student choice.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013: Write sentences for vocabulary words.
Thursday, October 10, 2013: Study for vocabulary test.
Friday, October 11, 2013:  Vocabulary Test 2B.
 
 Monday, September 30, 2013: Complete any class work not finished (p. 52 Practice A & B. Page 53 write a new ending for A Retrieved Reformation in which Ben Price arrests Jimmy Valentine.) Selection Test including 10 multiple choice questions and B and C.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013: Complete classwork if not finished (Reading Warm-up A and B). Write one sentence for each vocabulary word.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013:
Thursday, October 3, 2013:
Friday, October 4, 2013:
 
 Monday, September 23, 2013: List five things you want to change about yourself/ five things you like about yourself.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013: Write one sentence for each vocabulary word.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013: Two worksheets-pronouns/antecedents
Thursday, September 26, 2013: Two worksheets-Was justice served?/Study for vocabulary test Unit 1B (hover).
Friday, September 27, 2013:
 
Monday, September 16, 2013: (1) Worksheets Narrative Text: Main idea and Theme, Plot. (2) Begin reading, Raymond's Run, pp. 29- top of 33. (3) Finish classwork if you didn't finish it in class (vocabulary flash cards).
Tuesday, September 17, 2013: (1) Worksheets Narrative Text Setting and Character
Wednesday, september 18, 2013: (1) Worksheets Narrative Text Vocabulary
Thursday, September 19, 2013: (1) Worksheets Narrative Text Literary Awareness and Dialogue. (2) Study for vocabulary test - Unit 1 (adage).
Friday, September 20, 2013: 
 
Monday, September 9, 2013: worksheets pp. 2-3, "Make Predictions"
Tuesday, September 10, 2013: worksheets pp. 4-5, "Use Information to Solve..." 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013: worksheets pp. 6-7, "Literary Analysis: Plot"
Thursday, September 12, 2013: worksheets pp. 8-9, "Literary Analysis: Conflict..." 
Friday, September 13, 2013: worksheets pp.10-11, "Literary Analysis: Comparing Narrative Structure"       
 
Thursday, September 5, 2013: Have parent/guardian read and sign Classroom Policies. Bring signed form to class as first homework assignment.
Friday, September 6, 2013: Continue working on summer reading. Cover textbook. Obtain three-subject notebook.
 
 
 
 
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