Due to school closure, all assignments should be submitted to Google Classroom. Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To turn in homework assigned through our google classroom, use the login IDemail@example.com with the password you use to access q grades. If you don't have it, see me or email your counselor.
Use these codes the first time you join our class on Google Classroom.
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Perspectives Textbook website: pearsonrealize.com. Use Easy Bridge customer login.
Week of: March 30 going forward. Assignments will be posted on Google Classroom and should be submitted there as well.
Week of :March 23-27
Voluntary activities are available on the CVUSD website for ELA 8th grade English as well as other subjects.
Week of: March 9-13
Mon.: Complete Book Report Approval #5.
Tues.: My Perspectives: Unit 4 Academic Vocabulary (Intro) p.343.
Wed.: Study Spellingcity.com Vocabulary Activities for Flowers for Algernon and Unit 4 academic vocabulary.
Thurs.: Flowers for Algernon Anticipation Guide Handout.
Fri.: Read for Book Report #5 due 4/21.
Week of: March 2-6
Mon.: Finish Book Report #4.
Tues.: Turn in MUG's 1-10.
Wed.: Work on typing journals due Friday.
Thurs.: Journals due tomorrow and all late, missing and extra credit work is due for Trimester 2.
Fri.: Begin reading your 200+ page novel on shaping character for Book Report #5: Character Investigations due 4/21.
Week of: February 24-28
Mon.: Answer questions p. 217 and 225 at the end of from The Diary of a Young Girl and Nobel Peace Prize in Unit 2.
Tues. Finish Anne Frank Play packet & make sure movie permission is signed for The Diary of Anne Frank 2009 for young adults.
Wed.: Complete worksheet Latin Suffix -ent (downloadable).
Thurs.: Finish MUG's 1-10 and turn in no later than tomorrow.
Fri.- Work on Book Report 4 : Doodle Art Mini Novel (on Google Classroom) due next Tuesday 3/3.
Week of: February 18-21
Tues.: Anne Frank Packet Act II: Scene 3 and get permission slip signed for the Anne Frank movie.
Wed.: Review SBAC vocabulary list on spellingcity.com for test tomorrow.
Thurs.: Anne Frank Packet: Act II: Scenes 4-5. Finish packet for collection.
Fri.: Read/ Work on Book Report #4 due Mar. 3.
Week of: February 10-13
Mon.: Finish Anne Frank Packet Act II: Scenes 1-2.
Tues.: Complete the Anne Frank House: Reader-Response Journal Handout using the info from www.annefrank.org
Wed.: Begin working on activities for SBAC 8CP List 1 on spellingcity.com. Test.
Thurs.: Read/ Work on Book Report #4 due March 3.
Week of: February 3- 7
Mon.: Finish Act 1: Scene 5 in Anne Frank packet.
Tues.: Complete Anne Frank Character Traits Chart (downloadable handout side 1).
Wed.: Complete Anne Frank Character Panel Prep (downloadable handout side 2).
Thurs.: Anne Frank Text Structures and Word Study handout (downloadable).
Fri.: Read for Book Report #4 due March 3.
Week of: Jan. 27- 31
Mon.: Work on Holocaust Webquest (This assignment is now a 20 point extra credit assignment due to technology constraints accessing material)
Tues.: Arrive at 8:00 am tomorrow for field trip to the Museum of Tolerance. Bring a sack lunch and dress nicely.
Wed.: Study Vocabulary for Anne Frank: Act 2 test tomorrow on spellingcity.com.
Thurs.: Work on Anne Frank Packet Scene 4.
Fri.: Read for Book Report #4 Doodle Art due March 3.
Week of: Jan. 21-24
Tues.:Complete Book Report Approval Form for Book Report #4.
Wed.: Study Anne Frank Act II Vocabulary for test next Thursday, Jan. 30.
Thurs.: Complete Act 1 Scenes 3 from the AF Play Packet.
Fri.: Read for BR #4 Due March 3.
Week of: Jan. 13-17- PROGRESS REPORT GRADES END ON FRIDAY.
Mon.: Finish Book Report #3. Museum of Tolerance permission slips with $25 is due tomorrow.
Tues.: Study for spellingcity.com test on Anne Frank Act 1.
Wed: Work on Anne Frank packet and complete work for Act 1: Scenes 1-2. Packet will be collected when we finish the play.
Thurs.: Last day for late work, make up work and extra credit by tomorrow.
Fri.: Find a book about character or characters who experience a change or a new beginning for Book Report 4: Doodle Art Mini Books.
Week of: Jan. 6-10 Progress Report Grading Period Ends 1/17.
Mon.: Complete BISP Annotations 11-20 and bring book to return.
Tues.: Complete Pre-reading/ Setting and Historical Background for Anne Frank the Play.
Wed.: Begin Spellingcity.com Anne Frank Act I Voc. Test next Wed.
Thurs.: MUGS 11-20 due tomorrow.
Fri.: Book Report 3: Game Day due next Tuesday. See Google Classroom for directions.
Week of: Dec. 6-10
Mon.: Finish Drafting 2-3 pg. Holiday Research Report. Use directions and sample on Google Classroom.
Tues.: Proofread and submit Holiday Research Report (by midnight). Make sure you have in-text citations and a works cited page.
Wed.: Complete BISP Voc. 15-17. Test tomorrow.
Thurs.: Finish Annotations for BISP Ch. 11-20.
Fri.: Read for Book Report #3 due 1/14. HAPPY HOLIDAYS! SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!
Week of: Dec. 9-13
Mon.: Complete #4 in packet: Notetaking 1&2.
Tues.: Complete #5: Notetaking 3& 4.
Wed.: Start BISP Vocabulary 15-17 worksheet and spellingcity.com activities due next Thursday.
Thurs.: Complete #6: Outline of Holiday Research Project.
Fri.: Work on drafting your Holiday Research Project due 12/17. Read for Book Report #3 due 1/14.
Week of: December 2-6
Mon.: Complete BISP Vocabulary 10-12 worksheet by Wednesday for test.
Tues.: Do activities on spellingcity.com to review for 10-12 Voc. test.
Wed.: Select a topic for your Holiday Research Report due 11/17.
Thurs.; Work on BISP Annotations for Ch. 11-15.
Fri.: Work on Holiday Research Report and read for Book Report #3 due 1/14.
Mon.: Book Report #3 Approval Form
Tues.: Work on BISP Annotations Ch. 8-10. (Ch. 6-10 check on Friday).
Wed.: Work on BISP Vocabulary Handout for Ch. 10-12 and work on Spellingcity.com activities. Test and handout collection 12/4.
Thurs.: BISP Annotations through Ch. 10 due tomorrow to participate in Zombie activity.
Fri.: Read for Book Report #3 due Jan. 14.
Trimester 1 End
Week of: Nov. 12-15
Mon.: Veteran's Day
Tues.: Finish Book Report #2 and submit to Google Classroom
Wed.: Begin studying Ch. 7-9 BISP words on spellingcity.com for test on 11/20.
Thurs.: Complete Journals due tomorrow and submit to Google Classroom.
Fri.: Get a book about how family members or community members worked together for Book Report #3 due Thurs. Jan. 14.
Week of: November 4-8
Mon.: Work on annotations for Ch. 6 BISP.
Tues.: Complete Vocabulary Worksheet for Ch.4-6 and work on spellingcity.com activities to practice for the test tomorrow.
Wed.: Work on BISP annotations for Ch. 7.
Thurs.: Make sure you have completed the Self Progress Assessment and had it signed by a parent or guardian.
Fri.: Work on Film vs. Fiction Book Report due Tuesday. Watch the movie if you haven't.
Week of: Oct. 28-31
Mon.: Finish Annotations for Ch. 3 & 4
Tues.: Complete Annotations for Ch. 5
Wed.: Begin working on Spellingcity.com BISP Vocabulary Ch. 4-6. Test will be 11/6.
Thurs.: HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Read/ Work on Book Report #2 due 11/13.
Week of: Oct. 21-25
Mon.: Finish 5 annotations for Ch. 1 The Boy in Striped Pajamas (downloadable handout).
Tues.: Study spellingcity.com and complete Vocabulary 1-3 handout to prepare for Voc.Test Ch.1-3 tomorrow. (Freedoms & Rights and Voc. 1-3 collected tomorrow).
Wed.: Complete all MUG sentences to hand in tomorrow.
Thurs.: Make sure you have turned in one evaluation (on notebook paper) of a group presentation other than your own. Include 2 strengths and 2 weaknesses.
Fri.: Read for Book Report #2 due 11/13.
Week of: Oct. 14-18
Mon.: Complete Rites of Passage group presentation and submit to Google. (Presentations begin Wed. in class).
Tues.: Boy in Striped Pajamas (BISP) Complete Freedoms and Rights handout (downloadable) and your Nametag. (Freedoms handout will be collected next Wed.)
Wed.: Begin BISP Ch. 1-3 Vocabulary Handout and begin working on spellingcity.com BISP Ch. 1-3 activities for test next Wed. (Handout will be due on the day of the test).
Thurs.: Complete BISP Annotations (downloadable handout) for chapter 1. Check next Tuesday.
Fri.: Read for Book Report #2 due 11/13.
Week of: Oct. 7- 11
Mon.: Research and Select the Rite of Passage you will share about for your group project due Tuesday, Oct. 15. See directions on Google Classroom.
Tues.: Study on spellingcity.com for vocabulary test Thurs. on Unit 1: Pt. 2 words.
Wed.: NO SCHOOL/ Proofread, edit, and resubmit Personal Narratives by midnight.
Thurs.: Type out your one page rite of passage research and story.
Fri.: Read for Book Report #2. Work on Rite of Passage Group Project.
Week of: Oct. 1-4
Tues.: Book Report #2 Approval Form
Wed.: Spellingcity.com practice for Unit 1: Part 2 test next Thurs. 10/10.
Thurs.: Close Read Guide on a self selected independent learning selection from My Perspectives.
Fri.: Read for Book Report #2 due 11/13.
Week of: 9/23-9/27
Mon.: Finish Book Report #1 due tomorrow.
Tues.: Tone and Mood Handout.
Wed.: Complete p. 60-61 questions at the end of "Hanging Fire" and "Grandfather's House" in your Small Group Learning Teams.
Thurs.: Complete p. 71 questions on "Setting Sun" and "Rolling World." Packets due tomorrow.
Packets include: p. 42-43 (Working as a Team/ Making a Schedule) and Ques. p.49. 60-61. and 71 on ("Boogaloo," "Be Yourself,"" Hanging Fire," "Grandfather's
House," "Setting Sun" and "Rolling World").
Fri.: All work due for Progress Report today. Start looking for a book for Book Report #2 on Perseverance. We will go to the library next week.
Week of: 9/16-9/20
Mon.: Complete personal narrative and proofreading checklist (done by a peer or parent).
Tues.: Submit your narrative no later than midnight along with a photo or attachment of the completed checklist for 5 points extra credit.
Wed.: Make sure to complete "Working as a Team" and "Making a Schedule" with your class team. (p. 42 & 43) and complete p. 49 ques. on "Electric Boogaloo"
Thurs.: Complete ques. from "Just Be Yourself" p. 49 for your team packet.
Fri.: Work on Book Report # 1 due next week on 9/24.
Note: Working as a Team, Making a Schedule and questions from Boogaloo, Just be Yourself, Hanging Fire/ Grandfather's House and Setting Sun/ Rolling World will all be collected as a packet from each member of the team on September 27.
Week of: 9/9-9/13
Mon.: Handout -Symbolism and Active and Passive voice (Downloadable from my webpage- 2 pages)
Tues.: Complete spellingcity.com activities for Unit 1 Voc. Test tomorrow. 9/11)
Wed.: Begin Nonfiction Narrative Performance Task on Google Classroom- Complete Prewriting.
Thurs.: Work on drafting for Nonfiction Narrative due Tues. 9/17.
Fri.: Keep reading for Book Report # 1 due 9/24.
Week of: 9/2- 9/6
Tues.:Begin Unit #1 Practice Activities Voc.on Spellingcity.com. Email Ms. Harman if you don't have your login info. Test 1 will be Wed. 9/11.
Wed.: Complete the first half of your Evidence Log (downloadable from my homepage) on "Red Roses."
Thurs.: Complete the second half of your Evidence Log on "Medicine Bag." Evidence Logs due Friday.
Fri.: Read your book for your first book report due 9/24. Plan how much you need to read each week by dividing the book into the number of days left between now and 9/20. This will give you 4 days to do your illustrated poetry project on Google Classroom or as a Print Version Booklet.
Week of: 8/26-8/30
Mon.: Make sure you have a novel about Teamwork of 200 pages or more for Tuesday's Book Check.
Tues.: Complete a Book Report Approval Form.
Wed.: Create a 6 Word Memoir on a Google Slide Presentation. See Google Classroom for directions and a sample.
Thurs. What's your Back Story? The six word memoir explained. Add your back story on 1-2 additional slides. Submit your finished project on Google Slides by tomorrow.
Fri.: Read for Book Report #1 due Tues. Sept. 24.
Week 1- 8/21-8/23
1. Have The Harmanian Odyssey signed with parent contact info by Monday. (downloadable)
2. Find a journal you like that you would take pride writing in. A bound book with lined pages or spiral notebook is acceptable. Due Monday.
3. Get a novel of 200 or more pages that has to do with Teamwork to begin reading for Book Report 1. We will be going to the school library as a class on Monday as well to help you find a book. (Due Tuesday).