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9/18 before school extra help for the Unit One vocabulary quiz

9/25 before school extra help for the plot quiz

10/1 after school extra help for the irony quiz

10/12 O. Henry unit test extra help- before school

10/15 O. Henry unit test extra help- after school

11/5 "Rikki-tikki-tavi" after school extra help

11/7 "Rikki-tikki-tavi" before school extra help

11/21 "The Highwayman" before school extra help

11/30 unit 2 vocabulary before school extra help

12/5 drama quiz extra help before school

12/4 "A Christmas Carol" test extra help- Friday morning and Friday after school

12/8 Essay extra help

12/10 Essay extra help

1/23 "Thank You, M'am" and "If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking" after school extra help

1/24"Thank You, M'am" and "If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking" before school extra help

2/7 vocabulary extra help- Thursday morning

2/14 after school extra help for the Watsons chapters one through six

2/28 after school extra help for the Watsons chapters 7-10

3/7 Thursday -after school extra help for the Watsons chapters 11-15

3/12 Tuesday before school and after school extra help for the Watson test

3/19 Tuesday after school extra help for the Watson essay

3/21 Thursday after school extra help for the Watson essay

4/4 Thursday before school extra help and after school extra help

4/10 Wednesday before school extra help for vocabulary

4/15 Monday before school extra help and after school extra help for The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street test

5/9 Thursday morning extra help- Memoir Test

5/9 Thursday afternoon extra help- Memoir Test 

5/16 Thursday afternoon extra help for the memoir

5/10 Monday after school apostrophe and comma extra help

5/13 Thursday after school final exam extra help





Summer Reading Assignment

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Virtual Reverence Collection (VRC)
 
NY State Standards - English 6-8

Todo lists

Due dates are closer than they appear!

summer reading due 9/28
mini-poster due 9/1
unit 1 vocabulary quiz 9/18
plot quiz 9/25
irony quiz Tuesday 10/2
O. Henry unit test Tuesday 10/16
"Rikki-tikki-tavi" test Thursday 11/8
"The Highwayman" quiz Wednesday 11/21
Unit 2 vocabulary quiz Friday 11/30
Drama quiz Wednesday 12/5
"A Christmas Carol" test Monday 12/17
"Thank You, M'am" and "If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking" test Friday 1/25
vocabulary quiz on Thursday 2/7
reading quiz on Friday (chapters one-six) 2/15
reading quiz on Friday 3/1 (chapters 7-10)
reading quiz on Friday 3/8 (chapters 11-15)
Watson novel test on Wednesday 3/13
Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed test on Friday 4/5
Unit 4 vocabulary quiz 4/10
The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street test Tuesday 4/16
Memoir Test- "Dirk the Protector" and "Boy: Tales of Childhood"
comma and apostrophe quiz Tuesday June 11th
English final exam- Friday, June 21st 8:15-10:15

Calendars

HW Calendar (scroll over the date to see the HW)

Writing

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Under Construction

Argumentative
- In the novel The Watsons Go to Birmingham, Alabama by Christopher Paul Curtis, was it more helpful or harmful for the Watsons to travel to Birmingham?

Informational
- In the drama adaptation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, how were scenes and characters used to depict the problem of poverty in Victorian London, and how were Scrooge's realizations used to indicate what needed to be done to fix those problems.

Argumentative Writing


Transitions list 1

Transitions list 2

Transitions list 3

Literature

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Short Stories

"A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry

 

"After Twenty Years" by O. Henry

 

"The Scholarship Jacket" by Marta Salinas

 

"Thank You M'am" by Langston Hughes

 

Novels

The Cay by Theodore Taylor


The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis

Poetry

"If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking" by Emily Dickenson

 

"To You" by Lanston Hughes

 

"I, Too, Sing America" by Langston Hughes

 

"Democracy" by Langston Huges

 

"The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes

 

"The Elephant" by Rudyard Kipling

Other literature

"The Last Leaf" by O. Henry

 

Vocabulary

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-At the beginning of the novel The Cay, what is the name of the island?
-Which country owns these islands?
-What is the capital of Curacao?
-What is the island known for?
-What is a “cay”?
-What is the setting/time period that the novel is set in?
-      What major conflict is going on in the world at that time?

Websites

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Vocabulary words

Vocabulary from The Watsons Go to Birmingham

 

 

Vocabulary from O. Henry and "The Highwayman"

 

Grammar

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Grammar Lessons

Parts of Speech notes

Grammar to Go

Grammar to Go 2

Parts of Speech practice

Paired Adjectives

References

 

Inspiration

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Inspirational Poems

Keep On Smiling If at times you feel you want to cry. And life seems such a trial. Above the clouds there’s a bright blue sky So make your tears a smile. As you travel on life’s way With its many ups and downs Remember it’s quite true to say One smile is worth a dozen frowns. Among the worlds expensive things A smile is very cheap And when you give a smile away, You get one back to keep. Happiness comes at times to all But sadness comes unbidden And sometimes a few tears must fall Among the laughter hidden. So when friends have sadness on their face And troubles round them piled The world will seem a better place And all because you smiled.

Inspirational Quotes

"Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours." "Everything is as good or as bad as one's opinion makes it."

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Inspirational Stories

"The Important Things in Life"

A philosophy professor stood before his class with some items on the table in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, about 2 inches in diameter.

He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks.

He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He then asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous “Yes.”

“Now,” said the professor, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The rocks are the important things – your family, your partner, your health, your children – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.

The pebbles are the other things that matter – like your job, your house, your car.

The sand is everything else. The small stuff.”

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued “there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. 

Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”