Mr. Altenburger

ELA – Resources/Homework Altenburger

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Here is a link to a PDF –


Lyddie by Katherine Paterson

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Homework for 702: Finish the classwork Acrostic for Lyddie’s character traits. Write down words that describe Lyddie on the left of the pager, and explain the examples from the novel on the right side of the page.

ELA Homework 1/13

7th Grade – Read Chapter 7 and complete workbook pages 31 & 32.

8th Grade – Complete page 51 in the workbook based off of Chapter 4 and today’s ideas of compassion and the Golden Rule (if you were absent, you can answer the questions based on the idea of compassion for others and the Golden Rule).

7th & 8th Grade ELA – Altenburger 12/08

7th Grade Quiz – Comprehension questions on chapters 5 & 6 + Vocabulary from chapters 1-4 (Workbook pages 11, 12, 21, & 23)

8th Grade Quiz – Comprehension questions on chapters 3 & 4, + Vocabulary from chapters 1-3 (Workbook pages 28, 30, 32, & 42)

ELA Homework 1/08


  1. ReRead Chapter 4
  2. Workbook pages 22-23: complete Plot, Setting, Characters, Questions and Vocabulary.

80A: Read Chapter 4, Gist Chapter 4 on page 46.

803: Read Chapter 3 – Guess Vocabulary on page 42 of the workbook.

ELA Homework 1/06

7th Grade –

  1. Finish Chapter 3, Finish workbook pages 20-21.
  2. Read Chapter 4.

803: Finish page 31 – Gist with (Somebody wanted… but… so…) & Answer the focus question.

80A – Read Chapter 3 & Guess the vocabulary with context clues on page 42.

7th Grade ELA Essay

Hello All!

Just a reminder – the 7th grade ELA, expository essay for A Long Walk to Water is due tomorrow, 12/18. The five paragraph essay should be typed, double spaced, in MLA format. I will include copies of the MLA guide, as well as the planner that we completed last week. Make sure to bring the essay typed tomorrow, with your rubric and first draft.


Mr. Altenburger

PS 78Q – Grade 7 ELA, Worksheet – AWW Essay Structure Guidance

MLA Format

7th and 8th grade work ELA 12/06


7th & 8th Grade:

  1. Bring your complete draft to class on Monday (There have been four periods to work on the draft in class).

8th Grade:

Final copies of expository essays, in MLA format, are due Wednesday and Thursday.


Have a great weekend!

Mr. Altenburger

Altenburger: November 18-20th ELA Updates

Hello Everyone!

New Homework: Bookmarks will be given out Wednesday and Thursday. They are due next Wednesday (for 80A too). You should be on book number 2 by now. Please make sure to return all novels borrowed from my classroom library from quarter one so that all students can have a fair chance at selecting books.


8th grade:

1. read to page 212

2. turn in RACER paragraphs if you have not. Answer: “How is Ha’s life turning… Continue reading

ELA: Altenburger – 11/12

All classes: Login to iReady and complete an assignment for reading by Thursday. I will check that you have completed one lesson and that will count as a homework assignment.

8th grade:

  1. Read novel up to page 158 by tomorrow
  2. Make sure you have completed the chart on page 65 for tomorrow’s lesson. You will not be able to get class credit.

11/04 Homework – ELA Altenburger (Grades 7 & 8)

Hello all!

Enjoy your day off tomorrow. Here are reminders of what we are working on this week.

8th Grade (ALL): Personal Narratives due next class (Wednesday and Thursday). You must have all of the following or you will not receive full credit:

A. Rubric

B. One of your drafts with corrections

C. Peer Feedback Form

D. Narrative (2 pages minimum, heading, double spaced, size 12 font, centered title)

803: 1. Complete classwork, using the EXPLORE strategy to decode… Continue reading

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