Mr. Altenburger


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Hey everyone, there are a lot of reminders in this update. Pay close attention to make sure you come to class prepared or don’t miss the opportunity for extra credit!

WEDNESDAY, October 17th:

ALL CLASSES – Week 2 Bookmarks are due for all grades tomorrow,

7th Grade: You can make up points on your quiz from last week by rewriting your inferences about identity to make sure they include an adjective, and an explanation like we have been… Continue reading

Mr. A’s ELA—10/10

702: Make sure you turn in your independent reading bookmarks (week 1) by Friday. Week 2 bookmarks are due next Wednesday.


8th Grade: Read Inside Out & Back Again Pages 41-70. Add +2 details to “Who is Ha?” Those are the charts that have the following information:

“Detail/Evidence about Ha” |Page #|”Inference/Reasoning (What this                       … Continue reading


7th Grade: Complete your note taking on page 18. We will have a quiz tomorrow on gathering evidence that shows how Culture, Time, and Place affected Salva and Nya.


801: Make sure you have completed the questions for your section of the “Vietnam Wars” articles. You can find them on my last homework post.

10/02 Homework

To all classes: Please make sure to have your independent reading novels with you in class tomorrow for independent reading.

802: Complete your vocabulary sketches and Questions for your article. You can use any word that we have defined in class. Your classmates have shared the following words for this week:

forged, crucible, citadel, pacify, imprint, hone, chafing 

Articles and Questions: Remember that the pages I posted are the correct pages. They are not labeled correctly in your… Continue reading



After reading the first chapter of your novel, please respond to one or more of the following prompts. Respond in at least one paragraph.


1.What is the setting?

2.What is the conflict in your novel?

3.Describe the main character(s)

4.What does this book remind you of?

5.Describe the last two posts that a character made on instagram or twitter.

6.If your novel were a VLOG, how would it be different?

Parent Advisory Board Meeting and High School Fair

High School Fairs

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All classes -> please secure a novel for independent reading for the classroom by the end of this week. You can bring a novel from home, rent or buy one, or sign one out from my classroom library.

Closure Questions for 7th Grade:

1.How does Linda Sue Park give Salva and Nya different points of view? Are their cultures different?

Closure Questions for 8th Grade:

What did you learn about Ha or her life in Vietnam today?

What is… Continue reading

9/24 Homework

8th Grade: Read up to page 21 of Inside Out & Back Again

802: Finish the questions about Tone and Ha’s papaya tree in page 7 of the workbook.

702: Reread chapter 2 and add to columns 3 & 5 for Nya and Salva.

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