ELA 702 & 8: Homework

Homework Calendar for classes ELA 702 and 8

10/05 7th & 8th Grade Home Practice

Reminder to both grades. Continue to record multiple weekly entries on your reading logs. Have a parent/guardian sign at least once a week.


7th Grade: Journal entry (6-8 sentences)

Write a letter to a character from your independent reading novel. What would you

Say to them based on a problem they are going through? OR, how could they help YOU

with a problem you are experiencing?



8th Grade:

Complete the two questions you were assigned on… Continue reading

10/03 Homework (home practice)

7th Grade Home Practice: Character notes, columns (1, 2, & 4) on workbook page 5. Complete these for the first reading of chapter 4 that you completed on Monday.


7th Grade In-Class Assignment 5/11

7th Grade: Complete page 17 and Read Chapter 4

8th Grade: Complete the quick-write #3 from workbook page 23 on a separate page.


Both grades, remember to have your code-switching research that you started last Friday with you in class tomorrow.

7th & 8th Grade homework

Excellent job with the word sketches. They add an enchanting appeal to the room.

Today, both classes talked about “Code-Switching:” when speakers alternate between two languages or speak differently in a different situation.

Assignments—7th & 8th Grade

#1 Due Tuesday (10/03): Research one place that requires a speaker to use code-switching. Explain five ways that a person would change his/her behavior and/or speech based on this place. An example we used in class was how some restaurants… Continue reading

9/26 Homework

7th Grade: Write a one paragraph response to the following questions

“Describe one way that Linda Sue Park has created different points of view for Salva and Nya. How are the two characters different?”


8th Grade: Read pages 22-41. Write one paragraph that expresses your thoughts, opinions, or feelings about any part(s) of the novel we have read so far.


Independent Reading & Homework

Grades 7 & 8 are to be reading their independent reading novels weekly. Record every time you read, and have your parents sign it at least one time a week. I will check them on Friday.


Grade 8:

  1. Complete your vocabulary sketch.
  2. Read Inside Out & Back Again through to page 2.

9/19 Home Practice

7th grade: Read and Gist Chapter 2—20 words or fewer if you can!

8th grade: Complete the quick write on page 6 in the workbook. Use one of the techniques we discussed in class:

  1. Keep the analysis going throughout the paragraph, use different language
  2. “Smooth” quotes
  3. 801 – Say what you write as if it’s a fact. 802 – Strong conclusion

8th Grade Homework

Monday – 9/18:

  1. Read Inside Out & Back Again to page 7.
  2. Add 3 details to your Ha anchor chart.

ELA—Emoji Story Prompts:

Choose one of the prompts below:


#1: It is your first day at school. The most unexpected event on the planet has just occurred. What is happening and what is going on around you?

#2: Describe a day in the life at your dream school. (Food for thought: What are the teachers like? What is different about the classrooms or the buildings? What kind of people are at the school? What is the food like?)

#3: Write a story… Continue reading

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