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Mrs. Benc: ELA 2021-22

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         Homework will be posted to this page once a week.  Assignments are also written in the classroom stream every day; the classroom stream information is the most up-to-date, so students are encouraged to use the website only in the event of an absence or missed class.  Students are required to bring the following materials and tools to class every day:  novel, packet, pen, pencil, planner, sticky notes, daily folder, Wordly Wise book, and charged Chromebook. NOTE:  Previous weeks' homework remains on the site for students who were absent.

     

    GRADE 8  Google Classroom joining code:  4qlwi74

     

    Thursday, September 16:  Word origins activity (hard copy/handout); study for next Thursday's WW unit one test.  Bring in the photo of yourself for the "Who I Am" project.  Tomorrow is the last day to earn full credit (a check) for the photo.

    Friday, September 17:  Prepare for Thursday's Wordly Wise unit one test.

    Monday, September 20: Study for Thursday's WW unit one test (vocab and passage E);  complete Qs 3, 8, 10, 12, and 13 in section E; if you have not yet brought in your photo for the "Who I Am" assignment, it is late. Bring it in tomorrow.  Think about additions to make to your "Who I Am" draft.

    Tuesday, September 21:  Prepare for Thursday's unit one WW test. Complete and color the map (according to the directions in the novel packet/assignment distributed in class today.)  Finish your "Who I Am" verse (Google doc draft on C.book).

    Wednesday, September 22:  Prepare your scorpion assignment (final version) as discussed in class.  Study for tomorrow's WW unit one test (vocab and passage E.)

    Thursday, September 23:  packet sheet 7

    Friday, September 24:  Enjoy the weekend with your family.

    Monday, September 27: Read/reread/review novel chapter two.  There will be a quick quiz tomorrow.

    Tuesday, September 28:  Read twice and highlight key ideas and important information in passage E. The WW unit two test will be administered October 7.

    Wednesday, September 29:  Section E Qs 3, 7, 8, 9, and 15.  The WW unit two test will be administered on October 7.

    Thursday, September 30:  Vocab review (sheets 10 and 10 in the packet); more specific directions will be provided in class.  Review for the WW unit two test (October 7.)

    Friday, October 1:  Review for the WW unit two test (October 7.)

     

    GRADE 7  Google Classroom joining code:  lz63l2m

     

    Thursday, September 16:  Wordly Wise page 11; estimate the number of students in our building. Draw or write notes in the left box; write three or four complete sentences in the right box. Keep in mind that it is not too early to begin studying for next Thursday's WW unit one test. 

    Friday, September 17:  Prepare for Thursday's Wordly Wise unit one test.

    Monday, September 20:  Complete all sections (except the last one) for the computer research activity in the new Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! packet distributed in class today.  Study for Thursday's WW unit one test. (Review the vocab and passage E.)  If you have a plastic magnifying glass or magnifier, bring it with you to class tomorrow.

    Tuesday, September 21:  Read/finish then reread pages 2-4 of Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!  On a separate sheet of paper, copy and identify at least five examples of figurative language (alliteration and/or similes) from the first monologue.  Prepare for Thursday's WW unit one test.

    Wednesday, September 22:  Study for tomorrow's WW unit one test.

    Thursday, September 23:  On separate paper, write definitions for the eight words on sheet 7 in the packet.  Do not complete sheet 7;  just write the definitions on separate paper. 

    Friday, September 24:  Enjoy the weekend with your family.

    Monday, September 27:  2B and C; the WW unit two test will be administered October 7

    Tuesday, September 28:   Qs #1-6 (WW page 20); be sure to write in complete sentences.

    Wednesday, September 29:  Type today's classwork as a Google doc; make corrections and improvements.  Submission directions will be provided in class tomorrow.  Do your homework with deep thought and care.

    Thursday, September 30:  Finish the analogy packet started in class. 

    Friday, October 1:  Prepare for Thursday's WW unit two test (October 7).

     

    GRADE 6  Google Classroom joining code:  nny7bsf

     

    Thursday, September 16:  At the bottom of Wordly Wise page 11, make a list of at least seven words that include the word part ped/pod.  The only words that should be on this list are words whose definition relate to feet.  We will do the first entry as a class; follow this model when you write your next six or seven answers. Keep in mind that it is not too early to begin studying for next Thursday's WW unit one test. 

    Friday, September 17:  Prepare for Thursday's WW test (vocab and poem)

    Monday, September 20:  Label and color the map of Europe distributed in class today.  Be sure your coloring does not obscure your writing.  Be sure to spend ten to fifteen minutes every night reviewing the Statue of Liberty verse.  Prepare for Thursday's WW unit one test.

    Tuesday, September 21:  Find and read an online copy of the original Hans Christian Andersen version of "The Ugly Duckling."  Prepare for Thursday's WW test (vocab, passage E, memorized verse.)

    Wednesday, September 22:  Finish/reread chapter two of the new class novel Number the Stars.  Study for tomorrow's WW unit one test (vocab and memorized Statue of Liberty verse.)

    Thursday, September 23:  On sheet 7 in your novel packet, write definitions for the five words in the box.  You may write directly on the page.  Do NOT complete the analogy section.  Read the "Symbol" section on sheet 8 and add your responses to the box.

    Friday, September 24:  Enjoy the weekend with your family.

    Monday, September 27:  Read about Tivoli Gardens (see the page in your packet) then add many details to the sensory activity on sheet 9 in the novel packet.

    Tuesday, September 28:  Read chapter five of Number the Stars.  There will be a short quiz tomorrow.

    Wednesday, September 29:  Do sheet 11 (back of the packet); do not respond to the bottom section.  Don't forget that the WW unit two test will be administered next Thursday, October 7.

    Thursday, September 30:  Answer questions #10-15 in part E; it is not too early to begin studying for next Thursday's WW unit two test.

    Friday, October 1:  Prepare for Thursday's WW unit two test.