ELA 702 & 8: Homework

Homework Calendar for classes ELA 702 and 8

1/10 ELA Homework


  1. Study for the vocabulary quiz. Vocabulary will come from pages 22, 23, and 25.
  2. Complete the vocabulary square from class today. Make sure you have at least three synonyms, and you have tried to identify the morphemes: box up synonyms and underline roots.
  3. Tomorrow is College Awareness Day. Bring any questions you have about colleges (i.e. When do you start to think about college? What is college like? Can you change your major?)


Read Lyddie online here

Read Lyddie here

If anyone needs to read the novel to help them with page 22. Here it is.

1/9 ELA homework

7th Grade:

Complete Page 22.


8th Grade:

Complete the focus question on page 41

Guess vocabulary using context clues on page 42

7th & 8th ELA Elevator Pitch

Dear 702 and 8th Grade,


This is a reminder that your reading logs and Elevator pitches are due tomorrow, 12/20/17. Do not forget them.

Remember, the elevator pitch should be a compelling, short paragraph that could be spoken in the duration of an elevator ride. It is meant to explain, in a concise way, why someone should read or buy your book. We will read them in class and they will count as an in-class assignment. Make sure you… Continue reading

12/13 ELA Homework

7th Grade: Define the vocabulary on page 11.


8th Grade:


(Page 18)

Identify the controlling idea

6 key details



Write a summary paragraph

Use academic vocabulary (tier 2 & 3)




Essays are due tomorrow 12/14

Format: Everything Double Spaced (Including the heading)

  1. Keep new paragraphs on the next line (don’t press “Enter” twice)
  2. Include a title
  3. Use size 12 Font, Times New Roman
  4. 4 paragraphs minimum.
  5. 8th Grade (3 pieces of evidence from… Continue reading

12/11 Homework

7th Grade: Label the working conditions on page 8 using the categories from the “Working Conditions Chart” on pages 6-7 of Workbook “Module 2A”



Final Draft/Published essays are due 12/14 – Thursday

Reading Logs and Second Novel are due by 12/20. Don’t forget to create your short, compelling elevator pitches. I look forward to hearing them!

Homework, Grades 7 & 8

7th: Use all criteria on pages 92-93 to analyze the model essay for A Long Walk to Water on pages 87-88

Reminder for 7th and 8th grade:

First Drafts of your essays are due on Thursday.


Use the format below:

Proper Heading (double click the top of the document for the header)

Make a Title (Center it)

    A) Font:

        Size 12

        Times New Roman

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11/29 – 8th Grade and 7th Grade homework

7th Grade: On your planner in the workbook, find one quote that answers this question: “What factors made survival possible for Salva?”


8th Grade: Complete the graphic organizer on page 94.


To everyone:

Remember to continue recording entries in your independent reading logs. They are due by 12/20 along with an elevator pitch that sells your novel. The elevator pitch is meant to make someone read your book. Imagine you are the author and you want to sell… Continue reading

ELA Homework 11/21 (7th & 8th Grade)

Hello everyone,

Remember, choose a novel for your independent reading. The next novel with a reading log should be finished by 12/20. You still have plenty of time to choose a novel and begin reading if you have not. Pace yourself. Read 15-20 pages a day, or every other day. You will be surprised how much you can read. If your book seems too difficult, switch it for another book in my room.

7th Grade: Complete a paragraph using the… Continue reading

11/13 Homework


  1. Annotate and Gist chapters 14 & 15. Use a sheet of loose-leaf paper, and either make an inference or gist of each page.
  2. On Thursday, your final draft for the Personal Narrative is due.


8th Grade:


  1. Read 156-186
  2. Add +2 details to your Ha is a Dynamic Character chart
  3. Next Monday, 11/20, your Post Secrets are due