Mr. Altenburger

7th Grade Homework

We will have 10 minutes in class to finish working on this tomorrow.


A. Choose any allegory you can think of (society, war, poverty) or smaller (laziness, overconfidence, etc.).

B. Create a social media profile including:

1.Profile pic,

2.About me,




C. Create a brief story around this character.

D. Create this on a separate sheet of paper.

E. Most Artistic – Most Poetic — Most original

Phantom Tollbooth and HW 1

Tuesday 5/23 — Gist Ch. 1 & Ch. 2


Follow the link below to read the Phantom Tollbooth online.

7th Grade Homework

Tuesday 5/23 — Gist Ch. 1 & Ch. 2

Tuesday, 5/30 — Screen-time essay due


Follow the link below to read the Phantom Tollbooth online.


7th Grade In-Class Assignment 5/11

In Class Groups

  1. Add to Brain Development Anchor Chart [8-10 details] (95-96, 84-85, 72-75) (What are two questions that we still have about teenage brain development?)
  2. Make a simple anchor chart of the researchers road map (97) Explain to the class using each step: Where have we been? Where will we go next?
  3. “The Many Benefits, for Kids, of Playing Video Games.” – Gist each paragraph from pages 126-127.

Your group will present your findings to the class tomorrow.

4/19 8th Grade

  1. Define your half of the words:
    1. hybrid, traits, bushel, yields
    2. organism, bonanza, patent, corporation
  2. Read chapter 3 and start the chart on page 12 of the workbook.

8th Grade Vocabulary

Here is the vocabulary for this week’s vocabulary quiz on Friday. Keep working on your Readers Theater scripts for Friday.


7th & 8th Grade

7th Grade:

Monday: Complete short response question #4 on page 188. We will review this first thing in class tomorrow.


8th Grade:

Monday: Complete the short response question #4 on page 206

To Kill a Mockingbird essay is due on Friday



8th Grade 3/15

802 –  Write down two allusions based on modern examples.

DUE FRIDAY: Complete your Argumentative Planner in the workbook (pages 136-137).

Counterargument examples

Hi Class,


As per our discussion about counter examples today, you can look at some of the notes we drafted during our brief review. I hope they help. Also, don’t forget to look on Goquest. I posted another example on the assignment and then ask you to create one of your own. If you complete the assignment in full, bonus points are to be gained!

Happy arguing,

~Mr. A

8th grade mini-essay assignment: To Kill a Mockingbird

For this month’s writing assignment, we will work on a mini writing assignment. For options 9 or 10 you will write an analytical, or explanatory essay that answers one of the prompts from the webpage below. For full credit, your writing should make a claim, have compelling language, use at least four pieces of textual evidence, and be at least four paragraphs long with each paragraph having a focus statement. This will be worth 40… Continue reading