Monday, April 23, 2018

8th grade homework: Week of 4/23/18

8th Grade PARCC Test Prep Vocabulary Terms
1. theme-noun. central idea of a work (the lesson)
2. antagonist-noun. the character who works against the main character in the story
3. logical fallacy-noun. an idea that is misleading or false
4. caricature-noun. extreme description of people or things to get a reaction
5. genre-noun. a category of literary or artistic work
6. false assumption-noun. a belief without proof
7. metaphor-noun. a comparison between two unlike things
8. rhyme scheme-noun. the pattern of rhymes in a poem
9. thesis-noun. the primary position taken by a writer or speaker
10. dynamic character-noun. a character who grows, learns, or changes as a result of the story’s action (i.e. Tally)
11. static character-a character that does not change from the beginning of the story to the end (i.e. Dr. Cable)
12.  simile-a comparison of two things using “like” or “as” (i.e. “hungry like a wolf”)
13. affix-noun. a word part added to a word or root to change the meaning
14. prefix-noun. a word part placed at the beginning of a word to qualify its meaning (i.e. de-,non-,re-)

15. suffix-a word part placed at the end of a word to form another word (i.e. –ation, -ing)
All three assignments are due on Friday, April 27, 2018 for a homework grade.
4/23/18
Write a dialogue between two people using 8 PARCC prep vocabulary terms.
4/24/18
Write 10 detailed sentences using 10 PARCC prep vocabulary terms.
4/25/18
No homework
4/26/18
Vocabulary quiz on Monday.

7th grade homework: Week of 4/23/18

7th Grade PARCC Test Prep Vocabulary Terms
1. argument-noun. statement for or against something
2. bias-noun. the side of an issue someone favors, usually in a way that seems unfair
3. cite-verb. to quote or identify
4. counterargument-noun. an argument made to oppose another argument
5. delineate-verb. to describe accurately
6. emphasize-verb. to show that something is important
7. generate-verb. to create
8. implicit-adjective. implied; understood but not stated
9. inference-noun. a logical guess that is made based on facts and one’s own knowledge and experience
10. media-noun. collected sources of information, including newspapers, tv, and the internet
11. memoir-noun. a type of autobiography that covers a short period time in an author’s life
12.plagiarism-noun. a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and presented 
as being your own work
13. relevant-adjective. important; related to the topic
14. subjective-adjective. based on personal feelings

15. formulate-verb. to create; put together
All 3 assignments are due on Friday, April 27, 2018 for a classwork grade.
4/23/18
Rainbow write your PARCC prep terms and definitions once.
4/24/18
Write a dialogue between two people using 8 PARCC prep vocabulary terms.
4/25/18
What is the attitude of modern consumers toward the consumption of goods? "Always Wanting
More from I Want That!"
4/26/18
No Homework
4/27/18
Vocabulary Quiz on Monday!

Monday, April 16, 2018

7th and 8th Grade Homework: Week of April 16, 2018

Please review your PARCC prep vocabulary terms.  Get a good night's rest, eat a great breakfast, and be ready to go for the gold on PARCC! ELA will be testing on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday!




Monday, April 9, 2018

8th grade homework: Week of April 9, 2018

8th Grade PARCC Test Prep Vocabulary Terms
1. theme-noun. central idea of a work (the lesson)
2. antagonist-noun. the character who works against the main character in the story
3. logical fallacy-noun. an idea that is misleading or false
4. caricature-noun. extreme description of people or things to get a reaction
5. genre-noun. a category of literary or artistic work
6. false assumption-noun. a belief without proof
7. metaphor-noun. a comparison between two unlike things
8. rhyme scheme-noun. the pattern of rhymes in a poem
9. thesis-noun. the primary position taken by a writer or speaker
10. dynamic character-noun. a character who grows, learns, or changes as a result of the story’s action (i.e. Tally)
11. static character-a character that does not change from the beginning of the story to the end (i.e. Dr. Cable)
12.  simile-a comparison of two things using “like” or “as” (i.e. “hungry like a wolf”)
13. affix-noun. a word part added to a word or root to change the meaning
14. prefix-noun. a word part placed at the beginning of a word to qualify its meaning (i.e. de-,non-,re-)

15. suffix-a word part placed at the end of a word to form another word (i.e. –ation, -ing)
All three assignments are due on Friday, April 13, 2018 for a homework grade.

4/9
What are the reasons that cultures and individuals create narratives of their experiences?
4/10
What might be part of economic tumult? "A Place to Call Home"
4/11
What have you learned about the attitudes and experiences of people who have chosen to immigrate to the United States? "A Place to Call Home"
4/12
No homework
4/13
Review your PARCC Test Prep Vocabulary Terms.

7th grade homework: Week of April 9, 2018

7th Grade PARCC Test Prep Vocabulary Terms
1. argument-noun. statement for or against something
2. bias-noun. the side of an issue someone favors, usually in a way that seems unfair
3. cite-verb. to quote or identify
4. counterargument-noun. an argument made to oppose another argument
5. delineate-verb. to describe accurately
6. emphasize-verb. to show that something is important
7. generate-verb. to create
8. implicit-adjective. implied; understood but not stated
9. inference-noun. a logical guess that is made based on facts and one’s own knowledge and experience
10. media-noun. collected sources of information, including newspapers, tv, and the internet
11. memoir-noun. a type of autobiography that covers a short period time in an author’s life
12.plagiarism-noun. a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and presented as being your own work
13. relevant-adjective. important; related to the topic
14. subjective-adjective. based on personal feelings
15. formulate-verb. to create; put together
All 3 assignments are due on Friday, April 13, 2018 for a homework grade.

4/9/18
How can I design an effective driving question for project-based learning?

4/10
Rainbow write your PARCC Test Prep terms and definitions once.

4/11
Summarize "Ode to Enchanted Light" using 5 PARCC terms.

4/12
No homework.

4/13
Review your PARCC Test Prep vocabulary terms.



8th Grade High School Registration Information

When your child enters a different school for any reason, you must complete registration documents for the new school, in order to avoid delays at the start of the school year and to assist in developing student schedules, you must complete the registration documents at their assigned/neighborhood current school. The previously accepted proof of age, guardianship, and immunization can be used, but updated proof of residence is required. The required documents for this process are below

 • Complete a Student Registration Form - PA14 at the school. Forms cannot be mailed to you since the signature must be verified in person at the school. 

 • Proof of residence may be established by a combination of the following documents: 
settlement papers, lease/rental agreement, deed of property, mortgage statement, letter from apartment complexes on official letterhead, or a current property tax bill. These documents must be originals, signed and dated by all parties when appropriate. Additional items, including 2 recent pieces of mail, may be required if there are concerns regarding the documentation, the original term of the lease has expired, or the ownership information is older than one year. Additional documents must be originals and delivered by US Postal mail (within 30 days) and may include the following: non-cell phone bill, utility bill, credit card statement, bank statement, mail from government agencies (excluding PGCPS) for official correspondence, hospital bill, W2 forms or auto, home, or health insurance policy. Copies of on-line documents are not acceptable as proof of residence with the exception of an electronic commercial lease accompanied by an original letter from the property manager. Private party leases must be notarized by the landlord or a notarized letter from the landlord must be provided with the original lease. 

• Proof of residence for families using Shared Housing Affidavits must include a new notarized affidavit plus two additional proofs as indicated above. The relative or friend, with whom the parent(s)/guardian(s) resides, must also provide their proof of residence. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

7th and 8th grade homework: Week of March 26, 2018

Please review your vocabulary words, as there will be a quiz upon your return from spring break.  On Wednesday, March 28, 2018, I will be distributing an optional spring break packet to both 7th and 8th grades.  It is due as soon as scholars return from spring break, and cannot be turned in early.

Cheers!
Mrs. Lawrence


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Career Day at Imagine Andrews!

Greetings everyone! 

It's that time of year again! Career Day will be held on Friday, May 11th. If you have any friends or family members that are interested in volunteering  please have them complete the google form below.



https://goo.gl/forms/wnNEvaiHv0PlAqzI3


Monday, March 19, 2018

8th grade homework: Week of 3/19/19

8th Grade Grade Vocabulary REVIEW List

1. contribute-verb. to give or supply for a common purpose
2. immigrate-verb. to enter and to settle in a new country
3. shifting-adjective. changing attitudes, judgments, or emphasis
4. deduce-verb. to reach a conclusion or decision through reasoning
5. –ation-Latin suffix. State, condition, or quality of
6. degradation-noun. the act or process of damaging or ruining something
7. poignant-adjective. something profoundly moving or touching
8. elegy-noun. a sad poem or song: a poem or song that expresses sorrow for someone who is
dead
9. belli-Latin root. war
10. belligerent-adjective. feeling or showing readiness to fight
11. metaphor-noun. a figure of speech in which a word or phrase meaning one kind of idea is
used in place of another to suggest a similarity
12. figurative language-noun. speech that departs from literal meaning in order to achieve a
special effect; figures of speech
13. commentary-noun. a series of comments or notes
14. covet-noun. to wish for greatly or with envy
15. vehemently-adverb. in a forceful, passionate, or intense manner; with great feeling.
16. cred-Latin root. believe or trust
17. credence- noun. belief in or acceptance of something as true.
18. incredulous-adjective. disbelieving or doubtful; skeptical
19. prosaic-adjective. dull or ordinary
20. convention-noun. a practice or procedure widely used by a group; a custom


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

3/19
Create a dialogue between two people using 10 vocabulary words.

3/20
Describe Benoit's vision of how a coup might take place. "Bonne Annee"

3/21
How have the Haitian refugees been dispossessed and why do they now have a reason to be hopeful?  "Bonne Annee"

3/22
No Homework

3/23
Review your vocabulary words.

7th grade homework: Week of 3/19/18

7th Grade Vocabulary REVIEW List
1. affect-verb. to have an influence on or effect a change in something
2. element-noun. a part or aspect of something
3. ensure-verb. to make sure or certain
4. ethereal-adjective. resembling heaven : seeming to belong to another world
5. in-Latin root. in, into
6. 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
7. despite- preposition. In spite of; even though
8. error-noun. a mistake
9. inadequate-adjective. not enough or sufficient to fulfill a need or meet a requirement
10. prowess-noun. very great ability
11. frantic-adjective. having a lot of wild and hurried activity
12. invoke-verb. to ask for aid or protection (as in prayer)
13. alliteration-noun. the repetition of a sound at the beginning of two or more words (i.e. wild and woolly)
14. inundate-verb. to overwhelm
15. restrictive-adjective. serving or likely to restrict
16. intuitive-adjective. having the ability to know or understand something without evidence.
17. neural-adjective. relating to a nerve or the nervous system.
18. cynic-noun. a person who has negative opinions about other people and what they do.
19. neuro-Greek prefix. nerve
20. neuroscience-noun. any or all of the sciences, which deal with the structure or function of the nervous system and brain.

All 3 assignments are due on Friday, March 23, 2018
3/19
Use 10 vocabulary words in 10 detailed sentences.

3/20
What does the title, "Allied with Green", suggest about the story's theme?

3/21
Why is an arboretum refreshing?  How does the author use this example in the story?

3/22
No Homework

3/23
Review your vocabulary words.

Monday, March 12, 2018

8th grade homework: Week of 3/12/18

8th Grade Grade Vocabulary REVIEW List

1. contribute-verb. to give or supply for a common purpose
2. immigrate-verb. to enter and to settle in a new country
3. shifting-adjective. changing attitudes, judgments, or emphasis
4. deduce-verb. to reach a conclusion or decision through reasoning
5. –ation-Latin suffix. State, condition, or quality of
6. degradation-noun. the act or process of damaging or ruining something
7. poignant-adjective. something profoundly moving or touching
8. elegy-noun. a sad poem or song: a poem or song that expresses sorrow for someone who is
dead
9. belli-Latin root. war
10. belligerent-adjective. feeling or showing readiness to fight
11. metaphor-noun. a figure of speech in which a word or phrase meaning one kind of idea is
used in place of another to suggest a similarity
12. figurative language-noun. speech that departs from literal meaning in order to achieve a
special effect; figures of speech
13. commentary-noun. a series of comments or notes
14. covet-noun. to wish for greatly or with envy
15. vehemently-adverb. in a forceful, passionate, or intense manner; with great feeling.
16. cred-Latin root. believe or trust
17. credence- noun. belief in or acceptance of something as true.
18. incredulous-adjective. disbelieving or doubtful; skeptical
19. prosaic-adjective. dull or ordinary
20. convention-noun. a practice or procedure widely used by a group; a custom

All 3 assignments are due on Friday, March 16, 2018 for a homework grade.

3/12
How does Maya's family get past the crisis brought on by her encounter with Daniel?

3/13
How does mama's injury lead to changes in Maya's life?  Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

3/14
Write 2 declarative (.), 2 interrogative (?), 2 imperative (a command), and 2 exclamatory (!) sentences with different vocabulary words.

3/15
No Homework

3/16
Review your vocabulary words.

7th Grade Homework: Week of 3/12/18

7th Grade Vocabulary REVIEW List
1. affect-verb. to have an influence on or effect a change in something
2. element-noun. a part or aspect of something
3. ensure-verb. to make sure or certain
4. ethereal-adjective. resembling heaven : seeming to belong to another world
5. in-Latin root. in, into
6. 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
7. despite- preposition. In spite of; even though
8. error-noun. a mistake
9. inadequate-adjective. not enough or sufficient to fulfill a need or meet a requirement
10. prowess-noun. very great ability
11. frantic-adjective. having a lot of wild and hurried activity
12. invoke-verb. to ask for aid or protection (as in prayer)
13. alliteration-noun. the repetition of a sound at the beginning of two or more words (i.e. wild
and woolly)
14. inundate-verb. to overwhelm
15. restrictive-adjective. serving or likely to restrict
16. intuitive-adjective. having the ability to know or understand something without evidence.
17. neural-adjective. relating to a nerve or the nervous system.
18. cynic-noun. a person who has negative opinions about other people and what they do.
19. neuro-Greek prefix. nerve
20. 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 on Friday, March 16, 2018

3/12
How was Eddy Harris affected by his experiences on the river?

3/13

What seems unexpected about the author's reactions during this experience?  Use 5 vocabulary words in your response.

3/14
Write a free verse poem or song using 10 of your vocabulary words, showing you know the meanings of the words.


3/15
No Homework

3/16
Review your vocabulary words.