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8th Grade ELA 10/22

This is a reminder that there will be a quiz on Tone this Thursday. You will be using your Workbook, “Transcript of a Forgotten Ship…” and a poem in the novel. Please come prepared.

After you finish, you will work on your personal narrative or read independently.

803 – Homework tonight is to annotate the differences between a level 3 and 4 for “Lead” and “Craft” on the narrative rubric.

Reminders and Past work – ELA 10/08

Homework Reminders!

702: Complete your post-it note with a quote and clarification from the short story Names & Nombres.

8th Grade: Make sure to study for your partner vocabulary quiz! 803 – Thursday, 80A – Friday

All: By next week you should be completing your first independent reading novel.


Past homework – Last week I did not post, but if any one is looking for a reminder, you turned in WB page 34 on Friday or Monday… Continue reading

Altenburger – ELA 9/16

702 – please read Chapter 3. Complete notes for a first read on workbook page 4 or 5 depending on your edition.

80A – Define vocabulary from today’s class.

ELA Vocabulary Homework

Hello 7th and 8th grade!

-Make sure you turn in your signed syllabus if you have not-

-Here are some important reminders for this week-

By next Tuesday, 9/17: bring a novel for independent reading.

Due next Wednesday, 9/18: Vocabulary homework/handout (This Friday for 80A)

We will look in my classroom library and can take out books there. However, novels are limited, so you can also purchase your own novel. If you purchase through scholastic, you can get points for… Continue reading

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5/28 ELA

702: Please finish your T-Chart (what is the claim and how does it connect to the main claim?) for pages 134-135 of Chavez’ speech.

802 & 801: Please finish your Freewrites by tomorrow, Wednesday. Have your completed speech ready to be copied on Friday.

5/20 7th & 8th Homework

7th Grade:

On your T-Chart, write down the main claim for Chavez’s Address for paragraphs 1-7 (WB pages 130-131). Be ready to discuss it tomorrow.

Define the new vocabulary words that I left blank in class. Use each one in two new sentences each.


8th Grade: Define the vocabulary words that I posted in class. Hybrid, GMO, Monstanto, densely, synthesize, bonanza.

ELA Homework and Essay Reminders – 5/13

Hello everyone, please remember that your final essays are due this week. Late and incomplete work will result in a point deduction. You need to turn in the following:

1. Rubric

2. RADaR (replace, add, delete, and reorder) handout with revision recommendations

3. first draft with highlights and notes of what you’re changing and final essay (or for those of you who edited in google docs, highlight the final copy and write down all of the changes you… Continue reading

ELA Essays

7th & 8th grade essays first draft are due, typed, by Monday, May 13th.

We will be revising on Monday and Tuesday.

7th & 8th ELA Homework

7th Grade:

  1. All boxes vocabulary technique for word from chapter 20 Reader’s notes (Page 92 – defined in class)
  2. We have been working on our essay, and so far you have been responsible to finish Two body paragraphs. By this week we will be finished with our first draft. The prompt is the one from page 89 of the workbook.


Tuesday’s Homework (5/07) Read Chapters 22 & complete reader’s notes on page 96.

8th Grade:

  1. All boxes vocabulary technique… Continue reading

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