Monday, February 19, 2018

8th grade homework: Week of 2/20/18

8th Grade Weekly Vocabulary Words
1. intensify-verb. to make or become stronger or more extreme
2. justify-verb. to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable
3. parallel-adjective. like or similar parts
4. quest-noun. a search
5. contribute-verb. to give or supply for a common purpose
6. immigrate-verb. to enter and to settle in a new country
7. shifting-adjective. changing attitudes, judgments, or emphasis
8. scuffle-verb. to struggle at close quarters with disorder and confusion
9. whimper-verb. to make a low whining or broken sound
10. dispossess-verb. to deny someone possession of something

All 3 assignments are due on Friday, February 23, 2018 for a homework grade.

2/20
What might have happened if Mrs. White had opened the door before her husband made his final wish?  Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

2/21
What is the theme of “The Monkey’s Paw”? How might it apply to real people’s lives?

2/22
Why do characters in the world of horror “always meet with something awful when the go where they shouldn’t”? Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

2/23
Review your vocabulary words.

7th Grade Homework: Week of 2/20/18

7th Grade Vocabulary Words
1. eloquence-noun. speaking or writing that is forceful and convincing
2. judicious-adjective. having, using, or showing good judgment
3. affect-verb. to have an influence on or effect a change in something
4. element-noun. a part or aspect of something
5. ensure-verb. to make sure or certain
6. participate-verb. to be active and involved in something or share in something
7. specify-verb. to state exactly or in detail what you want or need
8. ethereal-adjective. resembling heaven : seeming to belong to another world
9. in-Latin root. in, into
10. insulate-verb. to separate a conductor of electricity, heat, or sound from other conductors by means of something that does not allow the passage of electricity, heat, or sound
All 3 assignments are due on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 for a homework grade.

2/20
How does the author keep the reader’s focus on the element of time?  Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

2/21
Who is the main character, and what is the problem that is being explained in “Another Place, Another Time”?

2/22
What effect does he weather have on the setting and Gilbert? Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.


2/23
Review your vocabulary words.

Monday, February 12, 2018

8th grade homework: Week of 2/12/18

8th Grade Weekly Vocabulary Words
1. intensify-verb. to make or become stronger or more extreme
2. justify-verb. to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable
3. parallel-adjective. like or similar parts
4. quest-noun. a search
5. contribute-verb. to give or supply for a common purpose
6. immigrate-verb. to enter and to settle in a new country
7. shifting-adjective. changing attitudes, judgments, or emphasis
8. scuffle-verb. to struggle at close quarters with disorder and confusion
9. whimper-verb. to make a low whining or broken sound
10. dispossess-verb. to deny someone possession of something

2/12

Write 2 declarative (.), 2 interrogative (?), 2 imperative (a command),
and 2 exclamatory (!) sentences with different vocabulary words.


All 4 assignments are due on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 for a homework grade.


2/13
What makes the house seem prosaic in the morning? Use 5 vocabulary words in your response. “The Monkey’s Paw”


2/14

What does, “on the husband’s face was a look such as his friend the sergeant might have carried into his first action” mean?

2/15

The author says that resignation is “sometimes miscalled apathy.” How does resignation differ from apathy?

2/16
Review your vocabulary words.


7th grade homework: Week of 2/12/18

7th Grade Vocabulary Words
1. eloquence-noun. speaking or writing that is forceful and convincing
2. judicious-adjective. having, using, or showing good judgment
3. affect-verb. to have an influence on or effect a change in something
4. element-noun. a part or aspect of something
5. ensure-verb. to make sure or certain
6. participate-verb. to be active and involved in something or share in something
7. specify-verb. to state exactly or in detail what you want or need
8. ethereal-adjective. resembling heaven : seeming to belong to another world
9. in-Latin root. in, into
10. insulate-verb. to separate a conductor of electricity, heat, or sound from other conductors by means of something that does not allow the passage of electricity, heat, or sound
All 4 assignments are due on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 for a homework grade.

2/12

Rainbow write your vocabulary words once with definitions.


2/13

How does stopping to summarize a paragraph as you read help you to clarify meaning?

2/14
How do characters change when features of the setting change?

2/15
Why does Gilbert seem to hate time? “Another Place, Another Time”.

2/16
Review your vocabulary words.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

8th grade Homework: week of 2/5/18

8th Grade Weekly Vocabulary Words
1. convention-noun. a practice or procedure widely used by a group; a custom
2. predict-verb. to tell about in advance, especially using special knowledge
3. psychology-noun. the study of mental processes and behaviors
4. summary-noun. a condensed, or shorter, report that includes the main points of a text
5. technique-noun.  the systematic or orderly procedure by which a task is accomplished
6. vehemently-adverb. in a forceful, passionate, or intense manner; with great feeling.
7. cred-Latin root. believe or trust
8. credence- noun. belief in or acceptance of something as true.
9. incredulous-adjective. disbelieving or doubtful; skeptical
10. prosaic-adjective. dull or ordinary

All three assignments are due for a homework grade on Friday, February 9, 2018.
2/5
Why do we write?  Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

2/6
How can you vary your writing for different purposes and audiences?  Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

2/7
What makes YOUR writing worth reading?

2/8
No homework

2/9
Review your vocabulary words. Vocabulary quiz on Monday.

7th Grade Homework: Week of 2/5/18

7th Grade Vocabulary Words
1. abnormal-adjective. not typical, usual, or regular; not normal
2. feature-noun. a prominent or distinctive pat, quality, or characteristic
3. focus-verb. to direct toward a specific point or purpose
4. perceive-verb. to become aware of something directly through any of the senses.
5. task-noun. an assignment or work done as part of one’s duties
6. intuitive-adjective. having the ability to know or understand something without evidence.
7. neural-adjective. relating to a nerve or the nervous system.
8. cynic-noun. a person who has negative opinions about other people and what they do.
9.  neuro-Greek prefix. nerve
10. neuroscience-noun. any or all of the sciences, which deal with the structure or function of the nervous system and brain.

All three assignments are due for a homework grade on Friday, February 9, 2018. 2/5
How do effective writers hook and hold their readers?  Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.


2/6
What roles do grammar and mechanics play in crafting a solid piece of writing?

2/7
What makes any writing worth reading?

2/8
No homework
2/9
Review your vocabulary words.  Quiz on Monday!!!

Monday, January 29, 2018

8th Grade Homework: Week of 1/29/18

8th Grade Weekly Vocabulary Words
1. convention-noun. a practice or procedure widely used by a group; a custom
2. predict-verb. to tell about in advance, especially using special knowledge
3. psychology-noun. the study of mental processes and behaviors
4. summary-noun. a condensed, or shorter, report that includes the main points of a text
5. technique-noun.  the systematic or orderly procedure by which a task is accomplished
6. vehemently-adverb. in a forceful, passionate, or intense manner; with great feeling.
7. cred-Latin root. believe or trust
8. credence- noun. belief in or acceptance of something as true.
9. incredulous-adjective. disbelieving or doubtful; skeptical
10. prosaic-adjective. dull or ordinary


All four assignments are due on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 for a homework grade.
“The Tell-Tale Heart”

1/29
How does the psychology of the narrator—his thought process and mental state—affect his description of events?


1/30
What was it that vexed the narrator?  Why wasn’t the narrator able to kill the old man as he had planned?  Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

1/31

Which of the narrator’s actions in his dealings with the police demonstrate his boldness? 

2/1

UPDATED: What makes the "Tell-Tale Heart"-- and its narrator--so thought provoking?

2/2

Review your vocabulary words.

7th Grade Homework: Week of 1/29/18

7th Grade Vocabulary Words
1. abnormal-adjective. not typical, usual, or regular; not normal
2. feature-noun. a prominent or distinctive pat, quality, or characteristic
3. focus-verb. to direct toward a specific point or purpose
4. perceive-verb. to become aware of something directly through any of the senses.
5. task-noun. an assignment or work done as part of one’s duties
6. intuitive-adjective. having the ability to know or understand something without evidence.
7. neural-adjective. relating to a nerve or the nervous system.
8. cynic-noun. a person who has negative opinions about other people and what they do.
9.  neuro-Greek prefix. nerve
10. neuroscience-noun. any or all of the sciences, which deal with the structure or function of the nervous system and brain.


All four assignments are due on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 for a homework grade.

1/29

Rainbow write your vocabulary words once with definitions.

1/30


What does “The People Could Fly” say about the nature of hope?  Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

1/31

Create a dialogue between two people using 8 vocabulary words. 


2/1

What does Shakespeare mean by “all days are nights to see till I see thee”? Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.


2/2

Review your vocabulary words.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

STEM Fair Gallery Night

It's a great day here at Imagine Andrews!  This year we will be hosting our STEM Fair Gallery Night this evening between 5:00-6:00pm.  Our scholars have worked very hard on their science fair projects, and we encourage all of them to come back this evening to participate!  





Monday, January 22, 2018

8th grade homework: Week of 1/22/18


8th Grade Weekly Vocabulary Words

1. convention-noun. a practice or procedure widely used by a group; a custom
2. predict-verb. to tell about in advance, especially using special knowledge
3. psychology-noun. the study of mental processes and behaviors
4. summary-noun. a condensed, or shorter, report that includes the main points of a text
5. technique-noun.  the systematic or orderly procedure by which a task is accomplished
6. vehemently-adverb. in a forceful, passionate, or intense manner; with great feeling.
7. cred-Latin root. believe or trust
8. credence- noun. belief in or acceptance of something as true.
9. incredulous-adjective. disbelieving or doubtful; skeptical
10. prosaic-adjective. dull or ordinary

This week's homework:
Finish the final draft of your personal essay.  It is due on Friday, January 26, 2018.  It should be neat, typed, OR handwritten using blue or black ink.

7th grade homework: Week of 1/22/18

7th Grade Vocabulary Words

1. abnormal-adjective. not typical, usual, or regular; not normal
2. feature-noun. a prominent or distinctive pat, quality, or characteristic
3. focus-verb. to direct toward a specific point or purpose
4. perceive-verb. to become aware of something directly through any of the senses.
5. task-noun. an assignment or work done as part of one’s duties
6. intuitive-adjective. having the ability to know or understand something without evidence.
7. neural-adjective. relating to a nerve or the nervous system.
8. cynic-noun. a person who has negative opinions about other people and what they do.
9.  neuro-Greek prefix. nerve

10. neuroscience-noun. any or all of the sciences, which deal with the structure or function of the nervous system and brain.

This week's homework:
Finish the final draft of your personal essay.  It is due on Friday, January 26, 2018.  It should be neat, typed, OR handwritten using blue or black ink.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

8th grade homework: Week of 1/16

8th Grade Weekly Vocabulary Words Review List
1. shared values-justice, integrity, and fun; values that drive Imagine Andrews
2. debate-verb. to engage in arguments by discussing opposing points
3. deduce-verb. to reach a conclusion or decision through reasoning
4. deductive reasoning-noun. a reasoning from a statement to draw a logical conclusion
5. inductive reasoning-noun. reasoning from examples and facts to draw a conclusion
6. paradox-noun. a statement that seems to say opposite things and yet is perhaps true
7. anecdote-noun. a short story about something interesting or funny in a person’s life
8. legitimate-adjective. being right or acceptable
9. resolute-adjective. firmly determined
10. figurative language-noun. speech that departs from literal meaning in order to achieve a special effect; figures of speech
11. commentary-noun. a series of comments or notes
12. minors-noun. not having reached the age to have full civil rights
13. occupation-noun. a job or profession.
14. style-noun. a way of expressing oneself
15. counterargument-noun. an opposing argument

All three assignments are due on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 for a homework grade.

1/16
Why is writing a powerful form of expression of ideas and emotions? Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

1/17

How do writers vary their writing for different purposes and audiences? Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

1/18

How does feedback improve my writing? Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

1/19
Vocabulary quiz on Monday!

7th grade homework: Week of 1/16/18

7th Grade Vocabulary Words Review List

1. shared values-justice, integrity, and fun; values that drive Imagine Andrews
2. contrast-verb. to show differences between two or more things that are being compared
3. despite- preposition. In spite of; even though
4. error-noun. a mistake
5. inadequate-adjective. not enough or sufficient to fulfill a need or meet a requirement
6. perspective-noun. point of view
7. exploitation-noun. the unfair treatment or use of something for selfish reasons
8. allusions-noun. a statement that refers to something without mentioning it directly
9. aspect-noun. a characteristic or feature of something
10. cultural-adjective. of or relating to culture or cultivation
11. evaluate-verb. to examine something carefully to judge its value or worth
12. text-noun. a literary work that is regarded as an object of critical analysis
13. complex-adjective. consisting of many interwoven parts that make something difficult to understand
14. potential-adjective. capable of doing or being something; having possibility
15. rely-verb. to depend on something or someone for support, help, or supply
All three assignments are due on Friday, Jan. 16, 2018 for a homework grade.


1/16
How can I adapt the writing process to make it work best for me? Use 5 vocabulary words in your response. Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

1/17
What needs changing in the world? Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

1/18
How does word choice affect meaning? Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

1/19
Vocabulary quiz on Monday!