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7th & 8th ELA Homework

Reminder to both grades, revisions are due tomorrow. All revisions must be highlighted on the new copy.

Turn in:

  1. Original paper with rubric
  2. New paper with highlights

Both most be handed in together to receive a new score.

7th Grade:  Revisions are mandatory. Please refer to the handout I gave on Tuesday to help you revise. I will repost it here for you to see.

Today I checked workbook pages 70-71 and 73 from two separate assignments we had… Continue reading

7th & 8th Grade reminders

7th Grade:

Yesterday in class, we wrote a RACER paragraph in response to the question: “What challenges does Salva or Nya face in A Long Walk to Water?”

Today in class, we reviewed those paragraphs. After, we read chapter 17 and worked on completing page 73 in the workbook.

Both of these assignments should be completed as homework if they were not completed.


8th Grade:

We are planning our final, expository essay for Inside Out & Back… Continue reading

7th & 8th Grade ELA

Hello everyone, this is a reminder.

8th Grade: Tomorrow I will check the linear array homework and your written evaluations of the model essay on workbook pages 68-69 based on the rubric.

Due December 14th: For all grades, revisions of your narratives. You must highlight all changes that you make on the revised copy, and attach it to your original with the original rubric. I will only grade what is highlighted.


If anyone needs help, I will be… Continue reading

7th & 8th Grade ELA

7th Grade: Workbook page 72 (complete page 67 from classwork if you did not do so).

8th Grade: Complete a linear array (with 6 spaces/boxes total) for two vocabulary words from your vocabulary section—you cannot use hasty (802) or crucible (801) since those were our classroom examples.


If you have still not turned in a post-secret, or personal narrative, do so! We are moving on to other projects very soon. Please do not fall behind. Make sure… Continue reading

11/26 Assignments ELA – Altenburger

7th Grade Reminders

Today I checked page 59 in your workbook and location 2 of your planner from last week. Make sure to complete those and show me if you did not already. Those are one homework and classwork.

Homework: Complete an ALL Boxes Vocabulary page for the word you received in class. Due tomorrow

Wednesday: Have a first draft of your personal narrative from Salva/Nya’s point of view. Include:


Size 12 Font – Times New Roman

Double Spaced… Continue reading

ELA – Homework for Thursday and Friday

702: Complete the “Location 1” side of the planner for your personal narrative from the point of view of Salva or Nya.


8th Grade:

Teen Refugee’s Story

1.Find an article about a teen refugee

2.Summarize his/her story – Write one connection you make to his/her story.

3.Include the link and title at the top of the page.






802 HW: Update

Here is the vocabulary “All Boxes” style I did not get to hand out. Please copy it in your notes. For homework, complete your own for one of the “e” words on page 58 of the workbook.


thumbnail of All Boxes Vocabulary

11/05 – ELA Homework


  1. Elevator Pitch due Wednesday

2. Complete the Journal from Class:

Imagine that you are stranded somewhere in New York. You are very far from your home and you have no money. What happens next?

3. Reread chapters 7 & 8 from A Long Walk to Water. Add one row to your chart on page 40 (THIS CHART IS VERY IMPORTANT. KEEP UP TO DATE WITH IT).

8th grade: Read 115-134 +2 details to “Who Is Ha?” Anchor chart

ELA Reminders!

Hello 7th and 8th grade.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend. I’m providing you with just a few reminders regarding your upcoming quizzes next week. I hope you feel confident and prepared, considering they focus on skills we have practiced in class. Next week, we will no longer be focusing on these skills, so if if you need extra practice, please ask me for help during lunch on Monday and Tuesday.

702: We will read an… Continue reading

10/25 ELA – Practice

Hello all! Here is a reminder of tonight’s homework:


Reread “Sudanese Tribes Confront Modern Warfare: Part 2” and Chapter 6 of A Long Walk to Water.

Explain TWO connections that you can make between chapter 6 and the article.


On the back of the quickwrite sample I handed out, answer:

What did you learn about analyzing/(writing about) tone from this model quickwrite? Be specific.


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