Sunday, June 4, 2017

Summer Resources

Greetings everyone!  We are finally in the home stretch, so there are no more homework assignments for the remainder of the year.  Please find below resources to aid you in avoiding the "summer slump"!  Have a great summer!

Best,
Mrs. Lawrence

https://store.scholastic.com/shop/Books-8th-Graders/4502~4518~7~4552
https://store.scholastic.com/shop/Books-7th-Graders/4502~4518~7~4551
www.readworks.org
http://www.readwritethink.org/
http://pgcmls.info/
http://www.readingrockets.org/
http://www.k12reader.com/
http://www.pgparks.com/parks_and_rec_home.htm

      

Monday, May 29, 2017

8th grade homework: Week of 5/30



Homework is due on Friday, June 2, 2017 for a classwork grade. (2 assignments)
8th Grade Year End Vocabulary Review List
1. interdependence-n. the quality or condition of being or mutually reliant on each other
2. meretricious-adj. attractive in a cheap or false way
3. magi- the wise men, generally assumed to be three in number, who paid homage to the infant Jesus
4. premonition-noun. a feeling or belief that something is going to happen when there is no definite reason to believe it will
5. nominal-adjective. existing as something in name only
6. neo-Latin Root. new
7. neolithic-adjective.  belonging to an earlier age and now outmoded
8. gory-adjective. having or showing much violence
9. im-Latin root. not
10. implacable-adjective. opposed to someone or something in a very angry or determined way that cannot be changed
11. logical fallacy-noun. an idea that is misleading or false
12. genre-noun. a category of literary or artistic work
13. prefix-noun. a word part placed at the beginning of a word to qualify its meaning (i.e. de-,non-,re-)
14. suffix-a word part placed at the end of a word to form another word (i.e. –ation, -ing)
15. thesis-noun. the primary position taken by a writer or speaker

5/30
Option 1: Did you find Mrs. Flower's words and actions inspiring?  Explain.
Option 2: Write a dialogue between two people using 15 vocabulary terms.
READING QUIZ THURSDAY

5/31
Read independently.  Review your vocabulary terms.

6/1
Option 1: What do the actions of Mrs. Flowers prove to Marguerite?
Option 2: Write 15 detailed sentences using 15 vocabulary terms. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" (excerpt) Maya Angelou

6/2
Read independently.  Final Vocabulary Quiz Tuesday, 6/6

 

7th Grade Homework: Week of May 30, 2017



Homework is due on Friday, June 2, 2017 for a classwork grade. (2 assignments)
7th grade Year End Vocabulary Review List
1. interdependence-n. the quality or condition of being or mutually reliant on each other
2. conviction-n. belief
3. scowl-v. to look at someone in an angry way
4. fluent-adj. able to write or speak easily and smoothly
5. agitate- verb. to disturb, excite, or anger (someone)
6. annihilate-verb.  to destroy (something or someone) completely
7.  bigot-noun.  a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc.
8.  graph/gram- Latin Root.  write, written
9.  graphic-adjective.  formed by writing, drawing, or engraving
that all events are determined by fate
10. inarticulate-adjective. unable to express oneself
11. apprehension-noun. a fearful feeling about what will happen next
12. in-Latin root. “into” or “within”
13. intuition-noun.  the ability to know something without having proof
14. simile-noun. comparison of two things using like or as (i.e. “easy like Sunday Morning)
15. alliteration-noun. the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words (i.e. He acts silly at times, but he was blessed with a brilliant brain.)
5/30
Option 1: In "Annabel Lee," how does the speaker react to Annabel's death?
Option 2: Write a letter to a friend using all 15 vocabulary words.

READING QUIZ THURSDAY
5/31
Reading independently.
6/1
Option 1: Which of the three poems would make the best song?
Use one example from the text.
Option 2: Create a dialogue between two people using 15 vocabulary words.

6/2
Read independently.  Final Vocabulary Quiz Tuesday, 6/6

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Yearbooks for Sale!

Are you ready to order your yearbook?

$15.49 plus shipping

Follow the steps below and your yearbook should arrive to your home in no more than 15 days.

2.     Enter the code IAPCS to enter the store if prompted.
3.     Then make sure that the 2016-2017 yearbook is clicked on in the top left corner.  
4.      Click the orange box that says “Order Yearbook”.
5.      Click continue.
6.      Enter the quantity of yearbooks you would like to order.  You can also order a free eYearbook.
7.      Click “Add to Cart”.
8.      View your shopping cart and ensure that the order is correct.  Then click “Go to Checkout”.
9.      Enter your shipping information and payment method.
10.                                Select the appropriate shipping method. 
**To ensure students have it before the end of the year, you should order immediately or select a faster shipping method.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

8th grade homework: Week of May 22, 2017



Homework is due on Friday, May 26, 2017 for a classwork grade. (2 assignments)
8th Grade Year End Vocabulary Review List
1. interdependence-n. the quality or condition of being or mutually reliant on each other
2. meretricious-adj. attractive in a cheap or false way
3. magi- the wise men, generally assumed to be three in number, who paid homage to the infant Jesus
4. premonition-noun. a feeling or belief that something is going to happen when there is no definite reason to believe it will
5. nominal-adjective. existing as something in name only
6. neo-Latin Root. new
7. neolithic-adjective.  belonging to an earlier age and now outmoded
8. gory-adjective. having or showing much violence
9. im-Latin root. not
10. implacable-adjective. opposed to someone or something in a very angry or determined way that cannot be changed
11. logical fallacy-noun. an idea that is misleading or false
12. genre-noun. a category of literary or artistic work
13. prefix-noun. a word part placed at the beginning of a word to qualify its meaning (i.e. de-,non-,re-)
14. suffix-a word part placed at the end of a word to form another word (i.e. –ation, -ing)
15. thesis-noun. the primary position taken by a writer or speaker
 5/22
Option 1: Is the truth the same for everyone?  Write a paragraph using one example from "Adventure of the Speckled Band".
Option 2: Explore one theme from "Adventure of the Speckled Band" using at least 2 examles from the story.  

5/23
Read independently.

5/24
Read independently.

5/25
Option 1: What key point does the author make about the expectations she places on herself?
Option 2: Who throws the author a "lifeline"?
"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" (excerpt) Maya Angelou

5/26
Read independently. Review your vocabulary terms.