8th grade homework page (2015-2016)

9/7
ELA – Show ELA intro exam to parent(s) and have it signed.

9/8
ELA – complete worksheet p204 “sentence types: simple, compound and complex”

9/9
No homework

9/10
ELA – spelling and vocabulary TEST tomorrow (note: posted late but board-written)

9/11
social studies – p549 #1 (a,b), 2 (a,b) & 6
ELA – creative writing assignment #1 “How was your summer?”

9/14
ELA – 3xs and 2xs

9/15
ELA – Finish classwork: write three sentences for each sentence type: simple sentences, compound sentences, and complex sentences

9/16
ELA – reading comprehension p20 answer #1-2 (handout)
health – p67 #1-5 (due tomorrow)
writing composition – Write a news story with the quotes from today’s interview using the “statement-quote” pattern (due 9/21)

9/17
ELA – study for spelling and vocabulary TEST (note: late post, on board though on time)
health – record a week (five days) of activities on handout, then using the “a, b or c” symbols from today’s class handout label each activity according to its priority (due 9/22)
social studies – p563 #4 – 6

9/18
ELA – creative writing assignment #2: If you could be a superhero, which one would it be? Why? (You may invent a new one.)
social studies – chapter 16 TEST Monday

9/21
ELA – no homework
social studies – no homework

9/22
ELA – write 15 sentences, five for each sentence type: simple, compound and complex
SS – no homework

9/28
ELA – TEST tomorrow (language arts) “sentence types”

9/29
ELA – 3xs and 2xs

9/30
ELA – p 897 (reading comprehension) #1 (a,b) & #3 (a,b)
social studies – p581 #1-5

10/1
ELA – study for spelling and vocabulary TEST tomorrow

10/02
ELA – creative writing assignment #3 “Write a song” Song must be your own, and it must contain at least one verse and one chorus
SS – Students must bring in a copy of the book The Day The World Ended: Battle of Little Bighorn by Lakota historian Joseph Marshall III, or a receipt of its purchase or order.

10/5/15
ELA – 3xs and 2xs

10/6/15
ELA – Write five compound sentences and five complex sentences
social studies – p589 #2 (a,b)

10/7/15
no homework (note: late post)

10/8/15
ELA – spelling & vocabulary TEST tomorrow
social studies – p594 #1 (a,b), 2 (a,b)
health – Answer two questions: 1)Who should you ask for help first? 2)p76, #6 DUE 10/15

10/9
ELA – CREATIVE WRITING ASSIGNMENT #4 (Write a brief bio, in cursive. Ex. Name, city of birth, date of birth, favorite hobby.)

10/12
ELA – Write each word with its meaning (20 total)

10/13
no homework

10/14
ELA – 2xs and 1x
social studies – Chapter 17 TEST tomorrow
health – Answer two questions: 1)Who should you ask for help first? 2)p76, #6 DUE 10/15

10/15
ELA – study for spelling and vocabulary TEST tomorrow (note: posted late)

10/16
ELA – creative writing assignment #5: “Write about your hobby/hobbies (in cursive). Write the first draft in print and then the second draft in cursive.”

10/19
ELA – language arts TEST tomorrow “sentence types, part 2 (simple, compound and complex sentences, plus compound-complex sentences; what are prepositions? Know the definition and examples)

10/20
ELA – 3xs and 2xs (note: late post)
social studies – no homework

10/21
health – TEST: Answer p78 sections 3 and 4 (8 questions in all), then choose one question from section 2 and one question from section 1

10/22
ELA – spelling an vocabulary TEST tomorrow

10/23
ELA – have language arts TESTS signed

social studies – Write a one page essay about the preface and introduction of the book The Day The World Ended at Little Bighorn. Include at least one quote from the text.

10/26
ELA – spelling worksheet (Wordly Wise) p52 – p53

10/27
ELA – Create complex sentences with the list of “Common Subordinating Conjunctions” from today’s handout

social studies – Finish reading the section “Soldiers Falling into Camp” from chapter 1 of The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn

10/28
writing composition – complete KAPLAN sample LAST written response question. Follow writing process steps, as well as one “topic sentence” per paragraph guidelines DUE MON 11/2

10/30
ELA – creative writing assignment #6 “Imagine you own a country. Write a declaration of rights for its citizens” (at least 10)
(Remember rights mean things they cannot be prohibited from doing.)
social studies – TEST Mon. on the preface, introduction and chapter one of The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn
Writing composition homework due Mon also. See above 10/28

11/2
ELA – 3xs and 2xs

11/3 – 11/5
no homework

11/6
social studies – Begin 6 hour community service project. Due 11/12.
community service 8th grade

11/13
no homework

11/16
ELA – p91 worksheet, #1-9 (Wordly Wise book 8)
social studies – complete current events summaries

11/18
writing composition – continue working on your reviews, due 11/23

11/19
ELA – study for spelling and vocabulary TEST

11/20
ELA – creative writing assignment #7: write a play-by-play commentary before, during and after a major moment in any sport of your choice

11/23
ELA -p101 worksheet Wordly Wise Book 8

11/24
ELA – 3xs and 2xs
social studies – TEST tomorrow, chapters 3 and 4 from The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn

11/25
ELA – spelling and vocabulary TEST tomorrow (note: late post)

11/26
no homework

11/30
social studies – Answer the two board questions: 1) Who is “Grandmother” from chapter 5 of the book The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn? 2)How did she help the Native Americans at the Battle of Little Bighorn?
*remember to have field trip permission slips signed and returned

  1. 12/01
    social studies – Read p53 – p55 (the end of chapter 5) The Day…

ELA – language arts TEST tomorrow “Expanding Sentences”

12/02
social studies – Begin research and typing for your research projects

12/03
health – Bring in a hadith pertaining to suicide (due 12/10)
ELA – spelling and vocabulary TEST tomorrow
(note: late post)

12/04
social studies – continue working on Buffalo Bill Wild West research projects, 4 pages typed, including cover page and works cited page. Size 12 font. Double spaced bring in electronic files to be edited in class on computer.

12/07
social studies – Research Projects due tomorrow (note: late post)

12/08
ELA – Wordly Wise book 8 lesson activity 12B
social studies – complete current events

12/09
social studies – TEST tomorrow, chapters 5 & 6 (from The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn)
health – bring in a hadith pertaining to suicide (due tomorrow)

12/10
health – p99 #1-5 (due 12/17)
ELA – creative writing assignment #8: create five new words, write their meanings and use them in sentences
social studies – bring in a wild west prop for our project display

12/14
no homework (note: late post)

12/15
ELA – p134 lesson 13B Wordly Wise book 8

12/17
ELA – written response to today’s module 2 “Take a Stand” class; spelling and vocabulary TEST tomorrow
social studies – Last day for late research projects

12/18
No homework (note: late post)

12/21
No homework

12/22
No homework

12/23
Social studies – Read chapters 7, 8 & 9 of The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn

1/4
ELA – 3xs and 2xs
social studies – define “spin doctor” and complete current events summary
writing composition – choose a writing form and write a response to the e video watched in class

1/7
ELA – study for spelling and vocabulary test; Re-do question “C” from reading comprehension workbook, p26 [note: late post]

1/08
ELA – creative writing assignment #9: think about an issue worth taking a stand on, then take a stand on it, observe and record the reaction.

1/11 – 1/15
no homework

1/14
ELA Р spelling and vocabulary TEST tomorrow
social studies – community service papers distributed. Six hours with paper signed, must be completed and handed in by 1/19. Project counts as a second quarter grade

1/22
ELA – have field trip/trail hike permission slips signed; creative writing logs #10 “Be more descriptive: describe your top three favorite foods in three paragraphs”

1/25
ELA – hand in permission slip tomorrow with $3 for field trip

1/26
ELA – 1 page typed/2 page handwritten response paper to Underground Railroad field trip/trail hike.
Papers must: 1) be double spaced, size 12 font 2) spell checked and 3) use one of the writing styles we’ve studied this year (essay, journalism, reviews, research or poetry). Due 1/28/16

1/27
ELA – field trip response paper due
tomorrow

1/28
ELA – study for spelling and vocabulary TEST tomorrow

1/29
ELA – creative writing log #11:
Write a realistic fictional conversation between you and a celebrity where you are talking to him or her about Islam and he or she accepts (becomes Muslim).
social studies – Read p616 – p619 textbook then answer #1-2 (a & b).

2/1
ELA – 3xs and 2xs (note: late post)

2/2
ELA – Do parts 2 and parts 3 on compound subjects worksheet

2/3
social studies – TEST tomorrow chapter 18, part 1 (sections 1 – 3)

2/4
ELA – spelling and vocabulary TEST tomorrow
art – produce a 3D model of a structure to help re-create the Underground Railroad “station” neighborhood we visited. DUE Monday 2/8

2/22
ELA – 3xs and 2xs

2/23
ELA – language arts “homophones” answer p62 worksheet

2/24
social studies – Answer #1-2, p648 (all)
art – art supplies due tomorrow

2/25
ELA – spelling and vocabulary TEST tomorrow (note: late post)

2/26
creative writing log #12 – Create a computer video game using computer programming language. Use this website to help you: http://www.nanny.net/blog/10-ways-to-teach-young-kids-to-write-computer-programs/

3/2-3/3
ELA – study for tomorrow’s 20 question quarterly exam. Student should study all ELA material from 1/18 – 2/26 (including spelling, vocabulary, language arts lessons, reading comprehension stories, and creative writing assignments)

3/7
No homework

3/8
ELA – 3xs and 2xs
writing composition – Write an act and scene of a play that includes the basic parts of a play

3/10
ELA – study for spelling and vocabulary TEST

3/11
ELA – creative writing #13 “Record your experience being blindfolded for 10 minutes and moving about your home. Use an assistant. Have assistant sign your log.” (note: late post)

3/16
ELA – #1-9, p213 (Wordly Wise book 8) [due Friday]
social studies – TEST Friday chapter 20 “US looks overseas”
(note: late post)

3/29
ELA- write five sentences with any of the spelling words

3/31
ELA – spelling and vocabulary TEST on 4/1 (note: late post)

4/1
ELA – language arts TEST on 4/4, “homophones, part 2”

4/8
ELA – Wordly Wise book 9, lessons B & C (worksheet). Due Tues 4/12

4/12
ELA – Wordly Wise book 9, p12 #1-7 (worksheet) Due Fri 4/15

4/18
ELA – 3xs and 2xs
social studies – current events
writing composition – p57 all in one workbook

4/22
ELA – creative writing assignment #14: write about what you like about being a Muslim in English…and another language

4/25
writing composition – complete self-comments on your writing progression
[note: late post]

4/26
ELA – complete classwork prepositional phrases “White House” worksheet [note: late post]

4/28
ELA – spelling and vocabulary TEST tomorrow (note: late post)

5/2
ELA – Wordly Wise book 9, p43 #1-10
social studies – Read all of the Ibn Saud handout

5/3
ELA – language arts TEST tomorrow “Prepositions & Prepositional Phrases”
writing composition – Write an argumentative essay/complete classwork
[note: late post]

5/6
ELA – Creative writing assignment #15 (based on 6/7th grades’ reading comprehension class this week): Because communication can be non-verbal (sign language, gestures…communication means an exchange of information) your assignment is to draw or trace a picture where there is an obvious communication happening (without using words).

5/10
ELA – p115 “abbreviations” worksheet

5/11
no homework

5/12
ELA – study for spelling and vocabulary TEST [note: late post]

5/13
ELA – creative writing #16
If you could have a conversation with an animal which one will it be? Why? Write a sample of what that conversation will be.
social studies Britain, Muslims and World War I project (see post on homepage)

5/16
ELA – study new spelling and vocabulary words for a pretest tomorrow

5/17 – 5/19
social studies – continue working on Britain, Muslims and World War I response paper

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