For 8th graders going to 9th grade:
For 7th graders going to 8th grade:
Have a safe, enjoyable summer! Ms. Lessel
Hard to believe that your final weeks are already here. While there is much excitement , it is important to remember that there is much to be done. Now is not the time to shut down but one for you to continue doing your best.
This week’s homework is to work on your letter to your future-self.
Tuesday, 6/6 The Outsiders Final Test, Exit Tickets and CM6 Literary Letter Due
Monday, 6/12 Letter to Your Senior-Self Due, Honors Program
Friday, 6/16 1/2 Day- Last Day of School!
We wish you success as you move forward!
Be sure you complete your summer reading for the high school and for yourself!
This week we will find out how the author concludes The Outsiders.
If you are absent the plan is to read Chapter 9 on Tuesday( What part of the plot is this chapter?), Chapter 10 on Wednesday ( What mood has the author created? What words create that mood?, and Chapter 11-12( How effective is the ending) on Thursday. Friday will be a wrap up about stereotypes.
Homework: Read and Read Theory
Friday, June 2nd – Book Talks- Library Books Due
Tuesday, June 6th- Final Test The Outsiders
Exit Ticket and Reflection Letter Due
Monday, June 12th –Letter to Self Due with Self-
Addressed Stamped Envelope* Directions coming next week
I f you were out be sure your read Chapter 7-8 ( page 100-130) of The Outsiders and respond to the questions attached below.
If you missed class today please be sure to read Chapter 6 of The Outsiders p. 85-99 and complete the questions below.
This week we will be reading Chapter 5- 8 of The Outsiders. In these chapters we will be analyzing and discussing actions having consequences, how events can change attitudes, and is there a way out ( solution to the crisis). If you are absent be sure to complete the reading at home. A link is provided to the full text on this blog.
Read– your good-fit book. You should be at least 1/2 way through the book.
Visual Representation of ” Nothing Gold Can Stay” Due by Tuesday, May 30th.
Read Theory- This is a bonus week mean points you earn by Monday, May 29th will count for extra credit.
No School May 26th- May 29th Please be sure to return to school prepared to learn and with supplies to do so. This means paper, pencils or pens, and your book to read. Fidget spinners and no supplies aren’t helping you be successful.
If you were absent or behind on your reading please use the following link to catch up your reading.
This week we will be looking at how the author uses conflicts and symbolism in Chapter 3-5 in The Outsiders. On Friday we will look at the culture of the 1960’s in order to prepare for our upcoming dress like a Soc or Grease Day (Friday, June 2nd). Be creative in using what you have to create your look.
Homework: Read and Read Theory
Tuesday, May 16th: Quiz Chapter 1-3
This week wraps up the 5th card marking. We will be wrapping up our ” Difference- Maker” unit by writing a claim whether Mrs. Gruwell is a difference maker and explaining why (CER )and writing a reflection on our biggest accomplishment in reading this year. The rest of the week ( Tuesday-Friday) will conclude with our final NWEA Reading and Language Test. Remember you are looking for at least 1 year’s growth or to be reading at or above a 227 and language is at or above a 217. Continue to show them we are a School of Champions.
Note: Next week we will begin reading The Outsiders by SE Hinton. If you would like to pick up your own copy please do so otherwise we have a classroom set to use.
Homework: All Due Monday, May 8th
Book Selfie: Your face must show so you can be recognized and the book too.
Yes, you still need to continue to grow and develop!
This week we will be examining the film ” Freedom Writer’s” to gather evidence to support a claim of whether or not Mrs. G is a difference maker. The film is based on the teacher and classmates of “Anna” from the reading we did in class ” I Escaped a Violent Gang” Be sure you have your permission slip turned in, to watch the movie in class. Otherwise there is an alternate reading about the topic to write your response from.
Homework: Read, Read Theory ( push yourself to earn points and increase your grade level. The NWEA test is the NEXT WEEK)
April 24-27 Math M-Step ( during Math Class)
Apri 25 Quiz Memoir ” I Escaped a Violent Gang”
April 28th- Exit Tickets Due
May 1st CM 5 Reflection Letters Written In Class and Due
May 2nd – 5th NWEA TEST READING AND LANGUAGE
May 5th- End of 5th Card Marking