4/30

Vocab Test

4/26

Grammar Test

4/19

HW: Research one of the “many real communities” Carson describes in the reading. In half a page, describe the environmental problem or disaster the community faced by answering the following questions:

  1. When and where did this happen? 
  2. What was the problem?
  3. What caused it?
  4. Has it been dealt with successfully? Why or why not?

4/16

Unit Test

4/12

Write down all of your vocab words and their definitions for the upcoming vocabulary test

3/25

Vocab Test

3/15

Lesson 6.2: Parts of a Sentence (Ex. 2): 6-10

3/12

Vocab Test

3/1

Google classroom HW assignment

2/23

Vocab Test

2/13-15

Essay Test

2/9

Grammar and figurative language test.

1/22

Vocab Unit Test

1/19

 HW: In one full page, consider what will happen next in the story: What will happen regarding the Martians? What about the new arrivals from Earth? Be creative and specific. 

1/12

SAVVAS Selection Test on reading

HW: In one full page, consider what will happen next in the story: What will happen regarding the Martians? What about the new arrivals from Earth? Be creative and specific.

1/11

Vocab Quiz

12/13

Vocab Quiz

12/11

Partner Project Presentations

12/08

Lesson 4.3: Organization (Ex. 1)-#3, page 98 of your grammar textbook.

Considering your project, how would your choices change if you were to set the play in modern times? Be specific.

12/01

Write about your favorite Thanksgiving dish. Be sure to include a clear topic sentence that introduces the main idea. Then, provide sensory details (what the food tastes, looks, smells, and feels like) to give your readers the full picture. End your paragraph with a brief concluding sentence that sums up the main idea discussed.

11/29

Vocab and Grammar Test

11/17

Respond to the prompts, using the vocabulary words from A Christmas Carol to demonstrate your understanding:

1-What would someone do if they were covetous?
2-How would a person behave if they were morose?
3-Describe a situation in which someone would be resolute.
4-What character traits might cause a person to be viewed as impossible?
5-How would a malcontent behave at a party?
6-What actions or behaviors might be expected of a miser?

11/10

Lesson 3.7: Combining Sentences (Ex. 3) of your Grammar Book

11/9

Vocab Quiz

10/27

Research the 2015 New Horizons space mission, answering the following questions:

  • When did the mission take place?
  • What was the purpose of the mission?
  • What did the mission accomplish?
  • Were there any problems with the mission?

10/25

Research the 2015 New Horizons space mission, answering the following questions:

  • When did the mission take place?
  • What was the purpose of the mission?
  • What did the mission accomplish?
  • Were there any problems with the mission?

10/19

Lesson 3.4 Independent & Dependent Clauses (Ex. 2), page 71 of Grammar Textbook

10/13

Varying Sentence Beginnings (Ex. 2), page 68 of your grammar textbook.

10/12

Vocab Quiz

10/4

Lesson 3.1 Ex. 3 Page 62

9/27

Grammar Test

9/25

Chapter Review E, page 59 of Grammar Textbook

Research the revival of the Pullman Sleeping Car Company. Answer the following questions. When was it revived? Why was it revived? What was the purpose of the Pullman Sleeping Car Company? How did segregation impact transportation?

9/13

Vocab Quiz

9/11

Maurice was an impoverished and homeless child. In order to better understand his situation, research the following questions:

What is the percentage of children in the US living in poverty? What is the percentage of children in the US living in foster care? What is the percentage of children who are homeless?
Reflect: Do these statistics surprise you? Have you thought about this topic before? Explain.

Lesson 2.4 Parallel Structure (exercise 3)

8/31

Vocab Quiz

8/28

Choose a family member to briefly interview. Ask them the following questions. As they respond, take notes.

  • Which family member/friend/colleague from an older generation has been a significant mentor in your life?
  •  Can you tell me about them? In which time period did they grow up? Where are they from? What is their culture?
  • How were they like a mentor to you?
  • What is one piece of advice you remember receiving from them?

Take these notes and write them out using full sentences on a piece of paper. Be prepared to share with the class on Monday

8/22

Vocab Quiz

8/21

On a sheet of paper research and write about life in China in 1949. Answer each of the following questions in 2-3 sentences:

  • What kinds of jobs were available?
  • Where and how did people live?
  • Describe the political turmoil.
  • How did ordinary citizens respond to the political turmoil?

Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School