Homework Assigned By: Colleen Power


April 1, 2019
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Continued descriptive paragraph presentations.

reminder: ATH test is tomorrow!


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Continued working on Outsiders project. Students will get 3 classes to work on their final project this week.

Projects will need to be submitted Wednesday, April 10, 2019


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Began Define Normal book talks.

Note: students will have a viewing assessment this Wednesday, April 3, 2019.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Continued preparation for Define Normal book talk.

Note: students will have a viewing assessment this Wednesday, April 3, 2019.


March 22, 2019
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Students finished editing their descriptive paragraph about the view from outside their window today. Presentations will begin Thursday, March 28.

The final test on Among the Hidden will be Tuesday, April 2 (last period)


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Students have been reading along to the novel The Outsiders.

We will finish this novel Monday and will then start the end of novel assignment next week.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Students will finish listening to the novel Define Normal on Monday. Students will then complete an in class assignment on the novel to demonstrate their listening and speaking.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Students will finish listening to the novel Define Normal on Monday. Students will then complete an in class assignment on the novel to demonstrate their listening and speaking.


February 7, 2019
English
Room: HR 7 -1

Began editing the turning points essay. Students will finish editing tomorrow. Next week, students will type their final copy.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Continued researching for students' argumentative essay.

Note: It was explained to students that they will need a significant amount of research to write a 3-5 minute long essay. The last class to complete their research will be Monday, February 11. If any students will need more research, they will need to complete it at home Monday night.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Last class today to complete research. Tomorrow students will work on their detailed outline.

Note: an email was sent home. If students need more research, they will need to complete it at home over the weekend. Students will begin writing their rough draft in class on Monday.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Last class today to complete research. Tomorrow students will work on their detailed outline.

Note: an email was sent home. If students need more research, they will need to complete it at home over the weekend. Students will begin writing their rough draft in class on Monday.


February 6, 2019
English
Room: HR 7 -1

Worked on the rough draft of the turning points essay.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Continued researching for the argumentative speech.

Note: Students will need to work through the research process. They will need to be prepared and on task each class (they will need their handouts in class, and will need to write out their own jot notes from the source).

Reminder: Students will get a reading mark, a writing mark and a speaking mark from this project.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Continued researching for the persuasive speech.

Note: Students will need to work through the research process. They will need to be prepared and on task each class (they will need their handouts in class, and will need to write out their own jot notes from the source).

Reminder: Students will get a reading mark, a writing mark and a speaking mark from this project.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Continued researching for the persuasive speech.

Note: Students will need to work through the research process. They will need to be prepared and on task each class (they will need their handouts in class, and will need to write out their own jot notes from the source).

Reminder: Students will get a reading mark, a writing mark and a speaking mark from this project.


January 29, 2019
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Completed a Scribbler's stage activity where students worked on adding detail to a story.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Due to some school wide activities planned for Wednesday morning, I am moving the unseen global citizens test to Thursday, January 31st.

As a result, students will begin the viewing assessment for this unit today. Students will watch a movie January 29 and 30th. They will answer questions about the movie while they watch it.

On Friday, February 1st, we will begin discussing research. Students should have their essay topic selected before Tuesday, February 5, 2019.


January 24, 2019
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Continued to work on Turning Points booklet. Students should bring coloring leads to class for the next few classes.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Continued working through Global Citizens unit.

Reminders:
listening assessment January 28
unseen test January 30

Students complete a viewing assessment on a movie beginning January 30 (in the 2nd class)

Students will begin researching their speech topics February 5th.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Continued working on essays.

Unseen essay test will be January 31

Research for the persuasive speech will begin February 4.


Art
Room: HR 7 -1

Continued working on essays.

Unseen essay test will be January 31.

Research for the persuasive speech will begin February 4.


January 22, 2019
English
Room: HR 7 -7

We continued watching the movie Akeelah and the Bee as an introduction to the Turning Points unit. Viewing assessment ongoing.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

We read 'What is Child Labour' and worked on questions.

Note the following evaluations:
Listening assessment - January 28, 2018
Unseen G.C. test - January 30, 2018

Viewing assessment - We will be watching a movie after the test that connects with the unit. Students will be completing a viewing assessment after the movie is over.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

We read the article 'Death Does Not Ask' and planned an outline of an essay.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

We read the article 'Death Does Not Ask' and planned an outline of an essay.


January 17, 2019
English
Room: HR 7 -1

Students completed their Christmas break presentations.

We are starting the Turning Points Unit this week. Please read through the email that was sent home today describing this unit.

We will begin Akeelah and the Bee either this afternoon or tomorrow. A viewing assessment will be completed while watching the movie. Please make every effort to attend classes.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

We are continuing the informational reading unit 'Global Citizens'. Students have completed a text features evaluation.

Today, students will begin a poster assignment for the unit. Class time will be given to complete the project. It will be due at the end of class on Monday, January 21.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

We are continuing with the essay unit. We completed the listening assessment yesterday. Students worked on a text features assessment today.

We will work through essays to analyze them for purpose, theme etc. At the end of this unit, students will have a test on an unseen selection. Students will also research a topic and write a persuasive speech.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

We are continuing with the essay unit. We completed the listening assessment yesterday. Students worked on a text features assessment today.

We will work through essays to analyze them for purpose, theme etc. At the end of this unit, students will have a test on an unseen selection. Students will also research a topic and write a persuasive speech.


January 7, 2019
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Students brainstormed details of their Winter break. Reminder: bring an independent novel tomorrow for silent reading / independent book assessment.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Reviewed text features. Text feature assessment will be Friday, January 11, 2019.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Silent reading today. Students will complete their independent book assessment tomorrow.

Reminder: After the War test is this Friday, January 11, 2019. Students should review all notes on the novel and RACES answers.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Students reviewed text features.

Students will need to bring an independent novel January 9, 2019 for silent reading / independent book assessment.

Reminder: After the War test is this Friday, January 11, 2019. Students should review all notes on the novel and RACES answers.


December 12, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

We began researching celebrities with phobias today. Students will be given class time to complete the project.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Continued working on the ATH final letter project. All final copies of the letter should be completed. Students will be given 2 classes to complete the representing portion of the assignment.

ATH letter and photos assignment will be due Monday, December 17.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

We finished reading After the War. Students will work on developing notes on conflict, theme, setting, character etc. They will study these notes for their test.

Upcoming evaluations:
- Ind. book #2 (mid reading) - January 8, 2019
- ATW test - January 11, 2019


English
Room: HR 9 -5

We finished reading After the War. Students will work on developing notes on conflict, theme, setting, character etc. They will study these notes for their test.

Upcoming evaluations:
- Ind. book #2 (mid reading) - January 9, 2019
- ATW test - January 11, 2019


December 3, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Reminder: bring money if you want anything at book fair tomorrow!

We continued working on the final assignment for the novel Torn Away.

Students will be given 5 classes this week to work through the writing process and will submit all their work on Thursday, December 6, 2018


English
Room: HR 8 -1

We will finish reading Among the Imposters tomorrow. Students will complete listening check #2 tomorrow.

If anyone missed any time, please speak with another student to find out what you missed before tomorrow's class.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

We continued reading After the War.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

We finished chapter 8 in After the War.


November 27, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Continued listening to Torn Away. Note: Students will complete the 2nd and final listening check on this novel tomorrow.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Continued listening to Among the Imposters.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Started reading After the War.

Note: Some students were absent and still have not completed the listening evaluation (Monday, Nov.26) or the viewing evaluation (Nov 23)


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Started reading After the War.


November 20, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

We are continuing the novel Torn Away. Students will complete their 2nd listening evaluation at the end of the novel.

If a student is absent, it is their responsibility to ask their classmates what happened in the book before the next ELA class.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

We are continuing the novel Among the Imposters. Students will complete their 1st listening evaluation half way through the novel.

If a student is absent, it is their responsibility to ask their classmates what happened in the book before the next ELA class.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

We finished watching the movie Anne Frank. Please note the following dates:

Thursday, November 22 will be a silent reading class. Students must bring in a novel for independent reading.

Students will complete a viewing assessment on the movie Anne Frank this Friday, November 23. They will use the jot notes they took during the movie to help with the assessment.

Monday, November 26. Students will complete a listening assessment.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

We finished watching the movie Anne Frank. Please note the following dates:

Thursday, November 22 will be a silent reading class. Students must bring in a novel for independent reading.

Students will complete a viewing assessment on the movie Anne Frank this Friday, November 23. They will use the jot notes they took during the movie to help with the assessment.

Monday, November 26. Students will complete a listening assessment.


Religion
Room: HR 9 -3

Please note an email was sent home to students who have not submitted religion work. Students need to pass this work in by Thursday of this week.


Art
Room: HR 7 -1

Please note any work that is missing needs to be passed in by Thursday, November 22.


November 7, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Fear writing assignments were due today.

The class continued listening to the novel Torn Away. They will take jot notes about the details in the novel while they listen.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

The class worked on the cover pages for their short stories.

Reminder: The entire story project is due November 14, 2018. This includes brainstorming, rough draft, edits, final copy, cover page.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Completed listening assessment today.

Reminder: Hunger Games essays are due tomorrow. Students need to submit:
- t-chart and word choice sheet
- rough draft of essay with edits clearly marked
- final draft of essay


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Completed listening assessment today.

Reminder: Hunger Games essays are due tomorrow. Students need to submit:
- t-chart and word choice sheet
- rough draft of essay with edits clearly marked
- final draft of essay


November 5, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

No class today - Remembrance Day assembly.

Reminder: Fear writing assignments due Wednesday, November 7, 2018.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Continued to work on the creative short story. Students must have their rough copy edited for tomorrow's classes. Students will be in the computer lab tomorrow to type their final copies of the assignment.

Students will then have 2 classes on Wednesday and Thursday to complete their cover page and plot summary RACES answer for their story.

All work (brainstorming, rough draft showing edits and final copy with cover page) will be due Wednesday, November 14, 2018.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Students had one last class to complete their Hunger Games editing today. All work (t-chart, word choice sheet, rough draft showing edits and final copy) are due this Thursday, November 8, 2018


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Students had one last class to complete their Hunger Games editing today. All work (t-chart, word choice sheet, rough draft showing edits and final copy) are due this Thursday, November 8, 2018


November 2, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Students worked on their FEAR writing assignment this week. Students were given 6 classes to brainstorm, detail on outline, and create their final product. they were reminded that the theme of their writing should be that 'one can overcome their fear'.

If they have not finished the assignment, it will need to be finished at home. It is due November 7th.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Students continued to work on their creative short story. Students wrote the rough draft this week, and edited on Friday. Monday, we will go over the viewing terms and begin the cover page.

If students are not finished editing their story, they should complete the editing at home. The editing process was explained in class. Students will need to show their changes (don't erase the mistake, show edits)


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Students continued to write their Hunger Games comparative essay this week. Today, students edited their essay. If students did not finish their editing, they need to finish it at home. The editing process was explained in class. Students will need to show their changes (don't erase the mistake, show edits).

Students will have a listening assessment November 7th.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Students continued to write their Hunger Games comparative essay this week. Today, students edited their essay. If students did not finish their editing, they need to finish it at home. The editing process was explained in class. Students will need to show their changes (don't erase the mistake, show edits).

Students will have a listening assessment November 7th.


October 29, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Fear writing assignment was introduced today. Students will work on this for the next few classes.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

We continued the creative short story assignment. If the brainstorming sheet was not finished in class today, it needs to be finished for homework.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Students looked through the stories we read and found comparisons with the movie Hunger Games. They will complete the detailed outline worksheet tomorrow in class and will then write their essay over the next few classes.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Students completed the detailed outline sheet for the comparative essay last Friday and began writing their rough draft of the essay today. They will work on this writing piece for the next few classes.


Religion
Room: HR 9 -2

Students will complete the John Q movie reflection in class tomorrow, October 30.


October 25, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Students completed their independent book check today.

They will begin a writing assignment in class tomorrow.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Students finished watching the movie McFarland today. They will complete the viewing assessment worksheet tomorrow.

Next week, students will begin writing their own creative short story. Class time will be given to complete this work


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Students will finish watching the movie Hunger Games tomorrow and will then look to make comparisons between the movie and selections covered in class so far this year.

Next week, students will work through the writing process to complete a comparative essay.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Students will finish watching the movie Hunger Games today and will then look to make comparisons between the movie and selections covered in class so far this year.

Next week, students will work through the writing process to complete a comparative essay.


October 11, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Students should be reviewing terms and RACES format for their upcoming test.

Independent novels: Students must bring their novels to school October 24 for silent reading and again on October 25 for their independent book assessment.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Students should be reviewing terms and RACES format for their upcoming test.

Independent novels: Students must bring their novels to school October 17 for a class of silent reading and their independent book assessment.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Students should be reviewing terms and RACES format for their upcoming test.

Independent novels: Students must bring their novels to school October 16 for silent reading and again on October 17 for their independent book assessment.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Students should be reviewing terms and RACES format for their upcoming test.

Independent novels: Students must bring their novels to school October 16 for a silent reading class and their independent book assessment.


October 10, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Unseen story test in October 24, 2018

Students should have selected a book for independent reading. We will have a silent reading class soon.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Reminder: Unseen story test is October 18, 2018

Students should have selected a book for independent reading. We will have a silent reading class soon.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Reminder: Unseen story test October 15, 2018

Students should have selected a book for independent reading. We will have a silent reading class soon.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Reminder: Unseen story test October 15, 2018

Students should have selected a book for independent reading. We will have a silent reading class soon.


Religion
Room: HR 9 -2

We will be watching the movie John Q in connection to the first chapter in religion. Students should make every effort to attend classes and a worksheet will be completed as an assessment after the movie.


Religion
Room: HR 9 -3

We will be watching the movie John Q in connection to the first chapter in religion. Students should make every effort to attend classes and a worksheet will be completed as an assessment after the movie.


October 2, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

If students did not finish the questions on 'The Fog Horn' they should be finished for homework. The class will complete a listening assessment tomorrow (no study required).


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Students completed a viewing assessment today.

The unseen story test will take place on Monday, October 15, 2018.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Students completed a viewing assessment today.

The unseen story test will take place on Monday, October 15, 2018.


September 28, 2018
English
Room: HR 8 -1

Students should complete the character sketch and connection question for Stainless Steele if not finished in class.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

Students were given 3 classes to complete their Lather & Nothing Else comic. It will need to be finished at home. Due date is Monday, October 1, 2018.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Students were given 3 classes to complete their Lather & Nothing Else comic. It will need to be finished at home. Due date is Monday, October 1, 2018.


September 24, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Students need to study their story terms and RACES format.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

We read the story 'Lather and Nothing Else' on page 152. If students were absent, they need to read this story.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

We read the story 'Lather and Nothing Else' on page 152. If students were absent, they need to read this story.


September 21, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

Finished poster on 7th grade. these were due today. Reviewed RACES answer format. Reminder: students should be reviewing their story terms each night.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

Students worked on questions for story 'Against all Odds'. Students should have the following questions completed:
1. Using the characteristics above, find three examples of how this text fits the non-fiction recount text pattern.
2. What was Emily Jennings Stowe’s ambition? What obstacles did she encounter in trying to achieve her goal?
3. What was the theme for this selection? Answer using proper answer format


September 18, 2018
English
Room: HR 9 -3

Students should finish the questions on 'Over the Edge' if not completed in class.

1.What connections did you make to the story? Describe 2 connections using RACES format.

2.How did the connections that you made to your prior knowledge / experience help you visualize?

3.How did Corey feel about his experience?

4.What is more important, what you achieve or what you attempt? How would you answer this question now that you read this magazine article.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

Students should finish the questions on 'Over the Edge' if not completed in class.

1.What connections did you make to the story? Describe 2 connections using RACES format.

2.How did the connections that you made to your prior knowledge / experience help you visualize?

3.How did Corey feel about his experience?

4.What is more important, what you achieve or what you attempt? How would you answer this question now that you read this magazine article.


English
Room: HR 7 -7

Students began working on their 7th grade poster. They will have tomorrow's class to finish their work.


English
Room: HR 8 -4

We read 'Going it Alone' in class. Students will work on questions tomorrow.


Religion
Room: HR 9 -5

We completed a worksheet on fairness. If a student was absent, they will need to get the sheet from me to complete at home.


Religion
Room: HR 9 -3

We completed a worksheet on fairness. If a student was absent, they will need to get the sheet from me to complete at home.


September 12, 2018
English
Room: HR 7 -7

We have completed a writing sample and will begin learning short story terms tomorrow. All students are reminded to have a terms folder.


English
Room: HR 8 -1

We have completed a writing sample and began learning the short story terms. Students are reminded they should have a duotang folder for their terms.


English
Room: HR 9 -3

We completed a writing sample today. We will review story terms tomorrow and begin the unit selections.


English
Room: HR 9 -5

We completed a writing sample today. We will continue learning the short story terms tomorrow.