Sunday, October 14, 2018

8th grade homework: Week of October 15, 2018

8th grade Vocabulary List

  1. Arbitrary-adjective. based on random choice or personal whim
  2. Confluence-noun. an act or process of merging
  3. Egregious-adjective. outstandingly bad; shocking
  4. Inadequate-adjective. lacking the quality or quantity required; insufficient for a purpose.
  5. Cohort-noun. a group of people banded together or treated as a group
  6. Autonomous-adjective. acting independently or having the freedom to do so
  7. Thwart-verb.prevent (someone) from accomplishing something
  8. Diffuse-verb. spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people.
  9. in-Latin root. “In, on, or not.”
  10. Inconsequential-adjective. not important or significant

All 3 assignments are due on Friday, October 19, 2018


10/15
(I am Malala, Malala Yousafzai)
Why did Malala’s family move the TV into the closet?

10/16
How did life change for girls in Swat after the Radio Mullah began to broadcast messages?
10/17
What did Malala’s father write to the Taliban in the newspaper after Fazlulluah came to power?
10/18
Read independently.
10/19
Read independently.

7th Grade Homework: Week of October 15

7th Grade Vocabulary List

  1. Third-person omniscient narrator-noun.-the narrator knows all of the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story
  2. Third-person limited narrator-noun.-the narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one character
  3. Personal essay-noun. short work of autobiographical nonfiction characterized by a sense of intimacy and a conversational manner. Also called a personal statement
  4. Possession-noun. the state of having, owning, or controlling something
  5. Capacity-noun. the ability or power to do, experience, or understand something
  6. Exploitation-noun. the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work
  7. Exasperate-verb. To irritate intensely; infuriate
  8. Ponderous-adjective. slow and clumsy because of great weight
  9. Ex-Latin root. “out”
  10. Inexplicable-adjective. unable to be explained or accounted for


All 3 homework assignments are due on Friday, October 19, 2018 for a homework grade.

10/15

Where is Shay going?  Why is she going there?


10/16
Who is Dr. Cable? Why does she care so much about Shay?



10/17
What does Dr. Cable want Tally to do?


10/18
Read independently. 
10/19
Read independently. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

PSAT 8/9 Night: October 17, 2018, 5:30-7pm



Greetings parents! It is a great day at ImagineAndrews! IAPCS will be hosting a PSAT 8/9 Night on October 17, 2018 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm to give you strategies to help your scholars to achieve success on the test! All content areas will be addressed. Please contact us with any questions! 7th grade parents are highly encouraged and welcomed to attend!




Sunday, October 7, 2018

8th Grade Homework: Week of October 8, 2018

8th grade Vocabulary List

  1. Arbitrary-adjective. based on random choice or personal whim
  2. Confluence-noun. an act or process of merging
  3. Egregious-adjective. outstandingly bad; shocking
  4. Inadequate-adjective. lacking the quality or quantity required; insufficient for a purpose.
  5. Cohort-noun. a group of people banded together or treated as a group
  6. Autonomous-adjective. acting independently or having the freedom to do so
  7. Thwart-verb.prevent (someone) from accomplishing something
  8. Diffuse-verb. spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people.
  9. in-Latin root. “In, on, or not.”
  10. Inconsequential-adjective. not important or significant
10/8

Write a book review of ALWtW. Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

All 3 assignments are due on Friday, October 12, 2018
READING COMPREHENSION QUIZ ON THURSDAY!

10/9

How would you compare ALWtW with I am Malala? Write a paragraph to explain your thinking (metacognition).

10/10
Explain the importance of the comment, “Malala is free as a bird”. Use 5 vocabulary words in your response

10/11
Read independently.

10/12
Read independently.

7th Grade homework: Week of October 8, 2018

7th Grade Vocabulary List
  1. Third-person omniscient narrator-noun.-the narrator knows all of the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story
  2. Third-person limited narrator-noun.-the narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one character
  3. Personal essay-noun. short work of autobiographical nonfiction characterized by a sense of intimacy and a conversational manner. Also called a personal statement
  4. Possession-noun. the state of having, owning, or controlling something
  5. Capacity-noun. the ability or power to do, experience, or understand something
  6. Exploitation-noun. the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work
  7. Exasperate-verb. To irritate intensely; infuriate
  8. Ponderous-adjective. slow and clumsy because of great weight
  9. Ex-Latin root. “out”
  10. Inexplicable-adjective. unable to be explained or accounted for


10/8

(Uglies, Scott Westerfeld)
All 3 assignments are due on Friday, October 12, 2018

Do you think Tally is right to feel bad about upsetting Peris by sneaking over to see him?  Why or why not?


READING COMPREHENSION QUIZ ON THURSDAY!
10/9

Why doesn’t Shay like making morphos of herself?

10/10

Tally says the shadows were “so convenient, almost intentional.”  What does she mean by that?

10/11

Read independently.
10/12
Read independently.


Monday, October 1, 2018

8th grade homework: Week of October 1, 2018

8th grade Vocabulary List

  1. Arbitrary-adjective. based on random choice or personal whim
  2. Confluence-noun. an act or process of merging
  3. Egregious-adjective. outstandingly bad; shocking
  4. Inadequate-adjective. lacking the quality or quantity required; insufficient for a purpose.
  5. Cohort-noun. a group of people banded together or treated as a group
  6. Autonomous-adjective. acting independently or having the freedom to do so
  7. Thwart-verb.prevent (someone) from accomplishing something
  8. Diffuse-verb. spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people.
  9. in-Latin root. “In, on, or not.”
  10. Inconsequential-adjective. not important or significant

All three assignments are due on Friday, October 5, 2018 for a homework grade.

10/1
How is education important in ALWtW? Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

10/2

What is the scariest moment in ALWtW in your opinion?

10/3
When Akeer falls sick, Nya’s family must make the choice between staying at
camp or making a long, difficult journey to a doctor. If you were Akeer’s mother, which option would you choose? Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

10/4
Read independently.

10/5

Read independently.

7th Grade Homework: Week of October 1, 2018

7th Grade Vocabulary List

  1. Third-person omniscient narrator-noun.-the narrator knows all of the thoughts and feelings of all of the characters in the story
  2. Third-person limited narrator-noun.-the narrator only knows the thoughts and feelings of one character
  3. Personal essay-noun. short work of autobiographical nonfiction characterized by a sense of intimacy and a conversational manner. Also called a personal statement
  4. Possession-noun. the state of having, owning, or controlling something
  5. Capacity-noun. the ability or power to do, experience, or understand something
  6. Exploitation-noun. the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work
  7. Exasperate-verb. To irritate intensely; infuriate
  8. Ponderous-adjective. slow and clumsy because of great weight
  9. Ex-Latin root. “out”
  10. inexplicable-adjective. unable to be explained or accounted for

All three assignments are due on Friday, October 5, 2018 for a homework grade.


10/1
(Uglies, Scott Westerfeld) Why is Tally worried about being caught in New Pretty Town? Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.


10/2
Describe beauty in your own words based on the description in “Best Friends Forever.”

10/3

Who is Shay, and how does she help to drive the plot of the novel forward? (Uglies, Scott Westerfeld)

10/4
Read independently.

10/5
Read independently.

Monday, September 24, 2018

ONLINE TEXTBOOK: COLLECTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE TEXTBOOK ONLINE (YOUR USER NAME IS YOUR PGCPS STUDENT E-MAIL):

To log in to Holt McDougal Online:
1. Open Holt McDougal Online by navigating to the following URL:http://my.hrw.com.

The Welcome to Holt McDougal Online page appears.

2. Type your Username and Password.

If you cannot remember your user name or password, click theForgot your username or password? link. This form appears. Enter your email and click Submit.

3. Click Log In.

4. The Dashboard or My Subscriptions page appears, depending on the setup of your Holt McDougal Online.

8th grade homework: Week of September 24, 2018

8th grade Vocabulary List

  1. Arbitrary-adjective. based on random choice or personal whim
  2. Confluence-noun. an act or process of merging
  3. Egregious-adjective. outstandingly bad; shocking
  4. Inadequate-adjective. lacking the quality or quantity required; insufficient for a purpose.
  5. Cohort-noun. a group of people banded together or treated as a group
  6. Autonomous-adjective. acting independently or having the freedom to do so
  7. Thwart-verb.prevent (someone) from accomplishing something
  8. Diffuse-verb. spread or cause to spread over a wide area or among a large number of people.
  9. in-Latin root. “In, on, or not.”
  10. Inconsequential-adjective. not important or significant
ESSAY PROMPT:
Many themes emerge in our novel, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park.  Pick a theme you have observed so far in our reading.  Develop an explanation of your theme into a 3 page essay citing evidence from the text. Remember: a theme is a central idea or lesson that a story imparts.
  • A Long Walk to Water, Linda Sue Park
FINAL DRAFT DUE: Friday, September 28, 2018

9/24
Continue brainstorming for your essay.
9/25
Begin writing a rough draft for your essay.

9/26
Revise your rough draft and prepare your final draft. Due Friday.
9/27
Revise your rough draft and prepare your final draft. Due Friday.

9/28
Read independently