Monday, October 16, 2017

Eighth grade homework: Week of 10/16

8th grade Weekly Vocabulary Words
1. deductive reasoning-noun. a reasoning from a statement to draw a logical conclusion
2. inductive reasoning-noun. reasoning from examples and facts to draw a conclusion
3. paradox-noun. a statement that seems to say opposite things and yet is perhaps true
4. anecdote-noun. a short story about something interesting or funny in a person's life
5. impetuous-adjective. acting or done quickly and without thought
6. bane-noun. source of harm or ruin
7. confluence-noun. a situation in which two things come together or happen at the same time
8. egregious-adjective. very bad and easily noticed
9. autonomous-adjective. having the power or right to govern itself or oneself
10. auto-Latin root. self

All three assignments are due on Thursday, October 19, 2017 for a homework grade.

Oct. 16
Option 1: What qualities does Harriet Tubman demonstrate through her actions?
Option 2: What text structure does the author use to tell the biographical order of events? Use google if you are unsure how to define text structure.
Collection 3: The Move Toward Freedom


Oct. 17
Option 1: Compare and contrast Harriet Tubman's fate with that of other slaves.
Option 2: Research.  What is the text structure parallelism?  Explain.


Oct. 18
Option 1: Research.  What is the text structure called syntax?  Explain.
Option 2: Imagine Harriet Tubman will be honored at a "Hall of Fame."  Prepare a short speech explaining why she is a heroic figure.

Oct. 19
Read for 30 minutes.
Vocabulary quiz on Monday!

7th grade homework: Week of 10/16

7th Grade Vocabulary Words
1. personal essay-noun. short work of nonfiction that reflects the writer's experiences, etc.
2. perspective-noun. point of view
3. exploitation-noun. the unfair treatment or use of something for selfish reasons
4. allusions-noun. a statement that refers to something without mentioning it directly
5. exasperate-verb. to make angry
6. ponderous-adjective. very heavy
7. inexplicable-adjective. impossible to explain
8. characterization-noun. describing the character of someone
9. spec-Latin root. to look at
10. spectacle-noun. an unusual public display

All three assignments are due on Thursday, October 19, 2017 for a homework grade.
Oct.  16
Option 1: In Train Time, what might the reader understand about the situation that Major might not understand?
Option 2:How does the setting of Train Time affect the reader's understanding of the characters?



Oct. 17
Option 1: In Train Time, Major does not think he is doing anything wrong--or does he?  Use your notes to write a paragraph to describe Major's character.
Option 2: Why might the author have decided to end the story the way he did?


Oct. 18
Option 1: If someone were exasperated, how could you tell?
Option 2: Is ignorance the same as ignoring someone?  Explain.




Oct. 19
Read for 30 minutes.
Vocabulary quiz on Monday.

Monday, October 9, 2017

8th grade homework: Week of October 9, 2017

8th grade Weekly Vocabulary Words
1. deductive reasoning-noun. a reasoning from a statement to draw a logical conclusion
2. inductive reasoning-noun. reasoning from examples and facts to draw a conclusion
3. paradox-noun. a statement that seems to say opposite things and yet is perhaps true
4. anecdote-noun. a short story about something interesting or funny in a person's life
5. impetuous-adjective. acting or done quickly and without thought
6. bane-noun. source of harm or ruin
7. confluence-noun. a situation in which two things come together or happen at the same time
8. egregious-adjective. very bad and easily noticed
9. autonomous-adjective. having the power or right to govern itself or oneself
10. auto-Latin root. self

All four assignments are due on Friday, October 13, 2017 for a homework grade.

Oct.9
Option 1: What changes did slavery bring about in Douglass' mistress?
Option 2: Write your words (and definitions) in ABC order.

Oct. 10
Option 1: Why does Douglass say that learning to read was a curse rather than a blessing?
Option 2: Define all 10 vocabulary words using symbols or pictures.

Oct. 11
Option 1: how does Douglass further his education after his mistress ceases to teach him?
Option 2: Create a riddle with 5 of your vocabulary words.

Oct. 12
Option 1: How does the tone of Douglass's autobiography help him to achieve his purpose?
Option 2: Write a story about Frederick Douglass using all 10 vocabulary words.

Oct. 13
Read for 30 minutes.

7th Grade Homework: Week of October 9, 2017

7th Grade Vocabulary Words
1. personal essay-noun. short work of nonfiction that reflects the writer's experiences, etc.
2. perspective-noun. point of view
3. exploitation-noun. the unfair treatment or use of something for selfish reasons
4. allusions-noun. a statement that refers to something without mentioning it directly
5. exasperate-verb. to make angry
6. ponderous-adjective. very heavy
7. inexplicable-adjective. impossible to explain
8. characterization-noun. describing the character of someone
9. spec-Latin root. to look at
10. spectacle-noun. an unusual public display

All four assignments are due on Friday, October 13, 2017 for a homework grade.

Oct. 9
Option 1: What does the poem reveal about the speaker, Nikki Giovanni, as a child?
Option 2: Write the meanings to 8 vocabulary words in your own words.

Oct. 10
Option 1: Why don't the children want to be at the bus depot?
Option 2: Create a word search puzzle with your vocabulary words.

Oct. 11
Option 1: What is the main conflict in the story?
Option 2: Use 8 vocabulary words in a creative story.
Collection 6: Guided by a Cause, "Train Time", D'arcy McNickle

Oct. 12
Option 1: How does Major's point of view differ from the other characters?
Option 2: Write your words (with definitions) in alphabetical order.

Oct. 13
Read for 30 minutes.

Monday, October 2, 2017

8th grade Homework: Week of Oct. 2, 2017

8th grade Weekly Vocabulary Words
1. deductive reasoning-noun. a reasoning from a statement to draw a logical conclusion
2. inductive reasoning-noun. reasoning from examples and facts to draw a conclusion
3. paradox-noun. a statement that seems to say opposite things and yet is perhaps true
4. anecdote-noun. a short story about something interesting or funny in a person's life
5. impetuous-adjective. acting or done quickly and without thought
6. bane-noun. source of harm or ruin
7. confluence-noun. a situation in which two things come together or happen at the same time
8. egregious-adjective. very bad and easily notices
9. autonomous-adjective. having the power or right to govern itself or oneself
10. auto-Latin root. self

All four assignments are due on Friday, October 6, 2017 for a homework grade.

Oct. 2
Option 1: Why does the author think our driving requirements are inadequate compared with those in Europe?
Option 2: What does the phrase, "individuals are taking longer to recognize themselves as adults mean"?
Collection 4: Approaching Adulthood, When do Kids Become Adults

Oct. 3
Option 1: Rainbow write your words and definitions once.
Option 2: Should the age requirement for certain rights be raised or lowered? Explain.

Oct. 4
Option 1: Relate 7 of your vocabulary words to real issues in society today or from the past.
Option 2: When did a confluence of events cause a change in your life? Explain.

Oct. 5
Option 1: Use a recent news article and evaluate an argument.  Was the evidence relevant? Explain.
Option 2: Write 10 detailed sentences using 10 vocabulary words.
Collection 4: Approaching Adulthood, Is 16 Too Young to Drive a Car, Robert Davis
Fatal Car Crashes Drop for 16 Year Olds, Allison Aubrey

Oct. 6
Read for 30 minutes.


Seventh Grade Homework: Week of Oct. 2, 2017

7th Grade Vocabulary Words
1. personal essay-noun. short work of nonfiction that reflects the writer's experiences, etc.
2. perspective-noun. point of view
3. exploitation-noun. the unfair treatment or use of something for selfish reasons
4. allusions-noun. a statement that refers to something without mentioning it directly
5. exasperate-verb. to make angry
6. ponderous-adjective. very heavy
7. inexplicable-adjective. impossible to explain
8. characterization-noun. describing the character of someone
9. spec-Latin root. to look at
10. spectacle-noun. an unusual public display

All four assignments are due on Friday, October 6, 2017 for a homework grade.

Oct. 2
Option 1: Why does the author choose to use a candle metaphor for Yetta's life?
Option 2: What is Jane's attitude toward Harriet's questions?

Oct. 3
Option 1: Rainbow write your words and definitions once.
Option 2: What is Jane's relationship with Bella?

Oct. 4
Option 1: At the end of this story excerpt, where is each character going and why?
Option 2: Write two declarative (.) and two interrogative (?) sentences with the vocabulary words.

Oct. 5
Option 1: How do you know the essay is written using first-person point of view?
Option 2: Write a letter to a friend using 5 vocabulary words.
Collection 6: Guided by a Cause, Reflects on Working Toward Peace, Craig Kielburger

Oct. 6
Read for 30 minutes!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Registering for SchoolMax

Good morning lovely parents!  It is a great day at Imagine Andrews.  Please find below a video that details how to access SchoolMax.  Please check it regularly to be aware of your scholar's grades!  Have an outstanding day!

Partnering with you,
Mrs. Lawrence 






Eight Grade Homework: Week of September 25

8th Grade Weekly Vocabulary Words
1. shared values-justice, integrity, and fun; values that drive Imagine Andrews
2. integrity-noun. wholeness, or how things fit together; total honesty
3. debate-verb. to engage in arguments by discussing opposing points
4. deduce-verb. to reach a conclusion or decision through reasoning
5. license-noun. a document that is issued as proof of legal permission to do something
6. sufficient-adjective. being enough, or as much as needed
7. trend-the general direction of something; a current style
8. –ation-Latin suffix. State, condition, or quality of
9. degradation-noun. the act or process of damaging or ruining something
10. poignant-adjective. something profoundly moving or touching
profoundly moving or touching

All four homework assignments are due on Friday, September 29, 2017 for a homework grade.

Sept. 25
Option 1: What can you infer about the speaker in the poem, "Hanging Fire"?
Option 2: Create a poem with 10 of your vocabulary words.
THEME ESSAY DUE OCT. 2, 2017

Collection 4: Approaching Adulthood
"Hanging Fire" Audre Lorde
"Teenagers" Pat Mora

Sept. 26
Option 1: What does the title "Hanging Fire" suggest about the theme of the poem?
Option 2: Write 10 detailed sentences using 10 vocabulary words.
Collection 4: Approaching Adulthood
"Hanging Fire" Audre Lorde
"Teenagers" Pat Mora

Sept. 27
Option 1: According to the article, why are adults interested in debating the age for voting or driving?
Option 2: Write a rap or song using 10 vocabulary words.
Collection 4:
Approaching Adulthood
"When Do Kids Become Adults?"

Sept. 28
Option 1: What claim does the author make in "Better Training for New Drivers"?
Option 2: Write a story using 10 vocabulary words.  
Approaching Adulthood
"When Do Kids Become Adults?"

Sept. 29
Read for 30 minutes.
Vocabulary quiz on Monday.

Seventh Grade Homework: Week of September 25

7th Grade Vocabulary Words
1. shared values-justice, integrity, and fun; values that drive Imagine Andrews
2. integrity-noun. wholeness, or how things fit together; total honesty
3. contrast-verb. to show differences between two or more things that are being compared
4. despite- preposition. In spite of; even though
5. error-noun. a mistake
6. inadequate-adjective. not enough or sufficient to fulfill a need or meet a requirement
7. interact-verb. to act upon each other
8.struct-Latin root. to build
9. construct-verb. to make or form by combining parts.
10. corridor-noun. a narrow hallway or passageway

All four assignments are due on Friday, September 29, 2017 for a homework grade.

Sept. 25
Option 1: What clues let you know that Uprising is historical fiction?
Option 2: Create a poem with 10 of your vocabulary words.  
READING QUIZ ON THURSDAY!

Collection 6: Guided by a Cause
from Uprising, by Margaret Peterson Haddix 

Sept. 26
Option 1: How is Yetta's character changing?  Explain.
Option 2: Write 10 detailed sentences using 10 vocabulary words.
Collection 6: Guided by a Cause
from Uprising, by Margaret Peterson Haddix 

Sept. 27
Option 1: What similarities are there between the two accounts, from Flesh and Blood so Cheap and Uprising
Option 2: Write a rap or song using 10 vocabulary words. 
Collection 6: Guided by a Cause
from Uprising, by Margaret Peterson Haddix 

Sept. 28
Option 1: How do the characters continue with their efforts to escape despite the terrifying obstacles?
Option 2: Write a story using 10 vocabulary words.
Collection 6: Guided by a Cause
from Uprising, by Margaret Peterson Haddix 

Sept. 29
Read for 30 minutes. Vocabulary quiz on Monday.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Needs Based Assessment

Parents:
Please find below a link to the Imagine Andrews needs based assessment administered by our school crisis intervention counselor.

Best Regards,

Mrs. Lawrence

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ImagineAndrewsPSC

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Eighth Grade Homework: Week of September 18, 2017

8th Grade Weekly Vocabulary Words
1. shared values-justice, integrity, and fun; values that drive Imagine Andrews
2. integrity-noun. wholeness, or how things fit together; total honesty
3. debate-verb. to engage in arguments by discussing opposing points
4. deduce-verb. to reach a conclusion or decision through reasoning
5. license-noun. a document that is issued as proof of legal permission to do something
6. sufficient-adjective. being enough, or as much as needed
7. trend-the general direction of something; a current style
8. –ation-Latin suffix. State, condition, or quality of
9. degradation-noun. the act or process of damaging or ruining something
10. poignant-adjective. something profoundly moving or touching
profoundly moving or touching

Sept. 18
Option 1. What does “chaotic emotions of adolescence” mean?  How does this motivate Lizabeth to taunt Miss Lottie?
Option 2. Relate 7 of your vocabulary words to issues in society today or from the past.
All four homework assignments are due on Friday, September 22, 2017 for a homework grade.
READING QUIZ TUESDAY!


Sept. 19

Option 1. What are the children’s reaction to the marigolds?
Option 2. Write an ad for your favorite item using 6 vocabulary words.
Collection 4: Approaching Adulthood
Marigolds, by Eugenia Collier



Sept. 20
OPTION 1: What kind of conflicting feelings does Lizabeth experience?
OPTION 2: Write definitions in your own words for each of the 10 vocabulary words.
Collection 4: Approaching Adulthood
Marigolds, by Eugenia Collier




Sept. 21

OPTION 1: Why does Lizabeth return to Miss Lottie’s?
OPTION 2: Write 3 declarative (.) and 3 interrogative sentences (?) with the vocabulary words.



Sept. 22
Read for 30 minutes.

Seventh Grade Homework: Week of September 18

7th Grade Vocabulary Words
1. shared values-justice, integrity, and fun; values that drive Imagine Andrews
2. integrity-noun. wholeness, or how things fit together; total honesty
3. contrast-verb. to show differences between two or more things that are being compared
4. despite- preposition. In spite of; even though
5. error-noun. a mistake
6. inadequate-adjective. not enough or sufficient to fulfill a need or meet a requirement
7. interact-verb. to act upon each other
8.struct-Latin root. to build
9. construct-verb. to make or form by combining parts.
10. corridor-noun. a narrow hallway or passageway


All four assignments are due on Friday, September 22, 2017 for a homework grade.

Sept. 18

Option 1. According to the author, why might workers have jumped from the windows?
Option 2. Write 5 detailed sentences using 5 vocabulary words.
READING QUIZ ON TUESDAY!

Collection 6: Guided by a Cause, from Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy, by Albert Marrin

Sept. 19

Option 1. What does the author think of the firefighters’ efforts during this disaster?
Option 2. Create an illustrated
dictionary for all 10 of
your vocabulary words.

Collection 6: Guided by a Cause, from Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy, by Albert Marrin




Sept. 20

Option 1. Which of the two texts would you use to research the effects of the Triangle Fire? Why?
Option 2. Write a letter to your
friend. Use 8 of
your vocabulary words.

Collection 6: Guided by a Cause
From The Story of the Triangle Factory Fire
By Zachary Kent pgs. 275-277



Sept. 21


Option 1. What ideas presented by both authors is most relevant to us today? Why? 
Option 2. Relate 7 of your vocabulary words to real issues in society today or
from the past.

Collection 6: Guided by a Cause
From The Story of the Triangle Factory Fire
By Zachary Kent pgs. 275-277


Sept. 22

Read for 30 minutes.



Monday, September 11, 2017

Eighth Grade Homework: Week of September 11, 2017



8th Grade Weekly Vocabulary Words
1. shared values-justice, integrity, and fun; values that drive Imagine Andrews
2. integrity-noun. wholeness, or how things fit together; total honesty
3. debate-verb. to engage in arguments by discussing opposing points
4. deduce-verb. to reach a conclusion or decision through reasoning
5. license-noun. a document that is issued as proof of legal permission to do something
6. sufficient-adjective. being enough, or as much as needed
7. trend-the general direction of something; a current style
8. –ation-Latin suffix. State, condition, or quality of
9. degradation-noun. the act or process of damaging or ruining something
10. poignant-adjective. something profoundly moving or touching


All four homework assignments are due on Friday, September 15, 2017 for a homework grade.


Sept. 11
Option 1. How will you demonstrate integrity in digital etiquette this year? Write a full paragraph.
Option 2. Write a free verse poem
or song using 7 of your
vocabulary words.

Sept. 12
 

Option 1. Write dialogue between
two people using 10 vocabulary words.
Option 2. Create 6 math word
problems using 8 of your
vocabulary words.

Sept. 13
 
OPTION 1: How is “futile waiting” and “sorrowful music” a metaphor in the story?
OPTION 2: Which details help you understand the time and place of the story?
Collection 4: Approaching Adulthood
Marigolds, by Eugenia Collier

Sept. 14

OPTION 1: What can you deduce about the story’s theme from what you have read so far?
OPTION 2: Which details may relate to the author’s lesson or message?
Collection 4: Approaching Adulthood
Marigolds, by Eugenia Collier
READING QUIZ FRIDAY!

Sept. 15


Read for 30 minutes.