Junior High Language Arts

12/11/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Vocabulary in Context pg 79 and worksheet

Grade 6 Literature – Read Chapter 8

Grade 7 Literature – Continue working on group and individual projects for The Outsiders.

Grade 8 Literature – Continue reading Chapters 8-9.

12/10/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Practice Quiz, Unit 6 Quiz tomorrow.

Grade 6 Grammar – 1.5 Worksheet Compound Subjects

Grade 7 Grammar – 1.4 Worksheet Finding the Subject

Grade 8 Grammar – 1.6 Worksheet Compount Sentences

Grade 6 Literature – Bridge to Terabithia Test on Chapters 1-7 tomorrow.

Grade 8 Literature – Read Chapters 7-9.

12/7/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Writing Prompt 2 due Monday.

Grade 6 Literature – Chapter 7 Quiz Monday

Grade 8 Literature – Read Chapters 7-8.

12/6/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Writing Prompt 2 due Monday.

Grade 7 Literature – Quiz on Chapters 10-12 tomorrow.

Grade 8 Literature – Quiz on Chapters 5-6 tomorrow.

12/4/18

Grade 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Writing Prompt 1

12/3/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Unit 6, Completing the Sentence pg 77-78.

Grade 7 Literature – Read Chapter 11.

Grade 8 Literature – Finish reading Chapter 6.

11/30/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Unit 6 Synonyms and Antonyms pg 76-77

Grade 6 Literature – Read Chapter 7

Grade 7 Literature – Read Chapter 10

Grade 8 Literature – Read Chapters 5-6

11/29/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Unit 6 Choosing the Right Word pg 75-76

Grade 6 Literature – Study for Chapter 6 Quiz

Grade 7 Literature – Study for Quiz on chapters 7-9

Grade 8 Literature – Study for Quiz on chapters 3-4

11/28/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Unit 6 definitions due tomorrow.

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Grammar – Writing Wrap Up prompt 1.1

Grade 6 Literature -Read Chapter 6

11/27/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Read Unit 6 pg 70-71, write definitions, due Thursday.

Grade 6 Literature – Chapter 5 take home quiz.

Grade 7 Literature – Finish reading chapters 7-9.

Grade 8 Literature –  Finish reading chapters 3-4

11/26/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Study for Unit 5 Test tomorrow.

Grade 7 Literature – Continue reading Chapter 7-9 if you didn’t finish over the weekend.

11/21/18

Grade 6 Vocabulary Workshop – Writing Prompt 2 due Monday. Must be typed and cite your source.

Grade 6 Literature – Chapter 5 Worksheet

Grade 7 Literature – Read chapters 7-9.

Grade 8 Literature – Read chapters 3-4 and complete the packet.

11/20/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Unit 5 Practice Quiz, study for Quiz tomorrow.

Grade 6 Vocabulary Workshop – First draft of Prompt 2 due. Final draft due Monday.

Grade 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Writing Prompt 2 due tomorrow.

11/19/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Vocabulary in Context pg 69 .

Grade 6 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Writing Prompt 2 due Wednesday. Must be typed.

Grade 6 Literature – Read Chapter 5.

Grade 7 Literature – Read Chapter 7.

Grade 8 Literature – Study for Chapter 1-2 Quiz.

11/16/18

Grade 7 Vocabulary Workshop – Writing Prompt 2

Grade 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Writing Prompt 1

Grade 6 Literature – Read Chapter 5 and complete worksheet.

Grade 7 Literature – Study for chapter 5-6 quiz.

Grade 8 Literature – Read chapters 3-4

11/15/18

Grade 6 & 7 Vocabulary Workshop – Writing Prompt 1

Grade 7 Grammar – 7.5 Worksheet Pronoun Agreement

Grade 8 Grammar – Interrogative Pronouns

Grade 8 Literature – Begin reading chapters 3 & 4

11/14/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Synonymns, Antonyms and Completing the Sentence, pg 66-68.

Grade 6 Literature – Chapter 4 Worksheet

11/9/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Begin Unit 5: Read pg 60-61, write definitions and complete Choosing the Right Word pg 65-66. Due Wednesday 11/14.

Grade 6 Literature – Bridge to Terabithia – Read Chapters 4 & 5, be ready to discuss on Wednesday.

Grade 7 Literature – The Outsiders – Read Chapters 6 & 7 for Wednesday.

Grade 8 Literature – The Hunger Games – Contiue Chapter 1 & 2 packet for Wednesday.

11/8/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Study for Unit 4 Test.

Grade 6 & 7 Literature – Begin the next chapter in the novel.

Grade 8 Literature – Continue The Hunger Games chapter 1 & 2 packet.

11/7/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Vocabulary in Context worksheet.

Grade 8 Grammar – Finish classwork.

Grade 6 Grammar – 7.3 Read lesson and complete Exercise 1 pg 146.

Grade 7 Grammar – 7.5 Exercise 2 & 3, pg 166.

Grade 6 Literature – Chapter 3 take home quiz, due tomorrow.

Grade 8 Literature – Begin reading The Hunger Games, Chap 1-2 packet due Wednesday 11/14.

11/6/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Worksheet – Writing Prompt 2 due tomorrow.

Grade 6 Grammar – Possessive Pronouns wksht, and finish classwork if not completed during class.

Grade 8 Literature – Myth of Theseus worksheet.

11/5/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Writing Prompt 2, due Wednesday 11/7.

Grade 6 Literature – Chapter 3 worksheet

Grade 7 Literature – Begin reading chapter 5.

11/2/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Take home quiz and Writing Prompt 1, pg 58. Quiz on Unit 4 Monday.

Grade 7 Grammar – Subject and Object Pronouns wksht.

Grade 8 Grammar – Demonstrative and Indefinite Pronouns wkshts.

Grade 6 Literature – Read Chapter 3.

Grade 7 Literature – Study for quiz on Chapter 3-4.

11/1/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Completing the Sentence pg 57-58. Don’t forget, if your word needs and added ending to fit in the sentence you must add it.

Grade 6 Literature – Finish Chapter 2 worksheet, quiz tomorrow.

Grade 8 Literature – Complete arguments/facts gathering to solve the case of Ichabod Crane.

10/31/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Synonyms & Antonyms pg 56-57

Grade 7 Grammar – 7.3 Pronouns Worksheet

Grade 6 Literature – Bridge to Terabithia, begin reading chapter 2.

10/30/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Choosing the Right Word pg 55-56.

Grade 6 Literature – Finish worksheet about chapter 1 if not finished in class.

Grade 7 Literature – Finish definitions from Chapter 3, read Chapter 4. Prepare to discuss tomorrow.

Grade 8 Literature – draft of essay on your opinion/theory of what happened to Ichabod due tomorrow. Character collages due tomorrow.

10/29/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Definitions due tomorrow, fill in words in book and write your definitions.

Grade 8 Grammar – Pronoun Case, back of worksheet.

Grade 6 Literature – Complete chapter 1 worksheet

Grade 8 Literature – Finish reading Sleepy Hollow. Be prepared to answer the question, What happened to Ichabod Crane?

10/26/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Read Unit 4 pg 50-51 and write definitions

Grade 6 Literature – Bridge to Terabithia, read chapter 1.

Grade 7 Literature – The Outisders, read chapters 3-4.

Grade 8 Literature – Sleepy Hollow character collages due Wednesday 10/31.

Extra Credit – Idioms due Monday, Linking Verb song can be performed Monday or Tuesday

10/23/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Review words from Units 1-3. Write any missing definitions in your notebook and study any words you are still undertain of. Prepare for Word Wars on Thursday. Cumulative Test for Units 1-3 Friday.

Grade 6 Literature – study for Collection 1 Test

Grade 7 Literature – study for Outsiders Quiz

10/22/18

Grade 7 Vocabulary Workshop – pg 46, write sentences on a separate sheet of paper.

Grade 8 Vocabulary Workshop – pg 49

Grade 8 Grammar – back of Pronoun Worksheet and 7.3 Worksheet.

Grade 7 Grammar – Kinds of Nouns wksht

Grade 6 Grammar – Pronouns wksht.

10/18/18

Grade 6 Vocabulary Workshop – pg 46, Write on a separate sheet of paper.

Grade 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Finish pg 48

Grade 6 Grammar – 7.1 Exercise 3 pg 142 and 7.1 Worksheet.

Grade 7 Grammar – 7.1 Exercise 2 pg 159 and 7.1 Worksheet

Grade 6 Literature – Make sure all critical vocabulary from Collection 1 is in your notes, prepare for Collection 1 Test.

Grade 7 Literature – The Oustiders, read Chapter 3 and study for Quiz on Chapters 1-2.

Grade 8 Literature – Reread Legend of Sleepy Hollow from the last paragraph on pg 11 through the top of pg 21.

10/17/18

Grade 6 Grammar – Chapter 7, Exercise 2 pg 142 and both sides of Worksheet.

Grade 8 Grammar – Collective and Compound Nouns wksht.

Grade 7 Literature – The Outsiders, read Chapter 2

10/16/18

Grade 6 & 7 Vocabulary Workshop – pg 42-44 due Wednesday.

Grade 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Idioms pg 45-46.

Grade 7 Grammar – Study for Chapter 6 Test

Grade 6 Literature – Finish Face Your Fears packet.

Grade 7 Literature – The Outsiders, finish reading Chapter 1.

Grade 8 Literature – The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, read to pg 21.

10/15/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Cumulative Review Unit pg 42-44

Grade 8 Grammar – Kinds of Nouns wksht.

Grade 6 Grammar – Study for Chapter 6 Test

Grade 6 Literature – Finish writing letter.

10/11/18

Grade 6 & 7 Vocabulary Workshop – Vocab in Context pg 41 and Passage worksheet. Study for Test tomorrow.

Grade 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Vocab in Context pg 41 and Vocab in Context worksheet. Study for Test tomorrow.

Grade 6 Grammar – Chapter 6 Review, pg 137-139.

Grade 7 Grammar – Chapter 6 Review, pg 153-155.

Grade 8 Grammar – Kinds of Nouns worksheet. The back is bonus.

Grade 6 Literature – Finish reading In the Spotlight and read pg 55. Analyze the Text and Critical Vocabulary pg 56-57. Put the Critical Vocabulary into your Literature Notes.

Grade 7 & 8 Literature – Study for Collection 1 Test.

10/9/18

Grade 6 & 7 Vocabulary Workshop – Vocabulary in Context wksht.

Grade 8 Grammar – Study for Test

Grade 7 Grammar – Read pg 149-152.

Grade 6 & 7 Literature – Study for Quiz.

Grade 8 Literature – Man Made Monsters, read and answer questions.

10/5/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Writing Prompt 2, pg 40 and Practice Quiz. Unit 3 Quiz Tuesday.

Grade 6 Grammar – Lesson 6.6, Exercise 1 & 2 pg 132.

Grade 7 Grammar – Predicate Noun & Adjective Wksht and Hero Paragraph pg 148.

Grade 8 Grammar – Review chapter 6 and write down any questions for class discussion Tuesday. Chapter 6 Test on Wednesday.

Grade 6 Literature – Complete Analyze the Text and Critical Vocabulary pg 48-49.

Grade 7 Literature – Complete Analyze the Text and Critical Vocabulary pg 50-51.

Grade 8 Literature – Oral presentations for The Horror Genre on Monday. Each group member has something to present.

10/4/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Writing Prompt 1, pg 40.

Grade 7 Grammar – Read pg 147 lesson 6.6 then do Ex. 1 pg 148, be ready to go over in class tomorrow.

Grade 8 Grammar – Write business letter, refer to pages 163-166 for writing tips.

10/3/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Completing the Sentence pg 39-40

Grade 6 & 7 Grammar – Read 6.6 and put Grammar terms in your Notes.

Grade 8 Grammar – Have your topic ready for your Business Letter: where would you like to volunteer for the summer?

10/2/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Synonyms & Antonyms pg 38-39

Grade 6 Grammar – Direct Objects Worksheet

Grade 8 Grammar – Chaper 6 Review

Grade 6 & 7 Literature – Study for Quiz

10/1/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Choosing the Right Word pg 37-38

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature – Finish classwork.

9/28/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Read Unit 3 story pg 32-33 and write definitions/flashcards including synonyms, antonyms and pronunciation stress marks.

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature – Reading packets: read the story, answer the questions and fill in the definitions for the Critical Vocabulary.

9/27/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Study for Unit Test.

Grade 8 – Vocabulary in Context Wksht

Grade 7 – Passage Based Reading

Grade 8 Grammar – 6.6 Worksheet

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature – Final drafts of Spooky Short Stories due tomorrow 9/28.

9/26/18

Grade 6 & 7 Vocabulary Workshop – Vocabulary in Context worksheet, study words for test 9/28.

Grade 7 Grammar – Finish Transitive and Intransitive Verbs, and Direct and Indirect Objects worksheets. The Challenge on the back of each worksheet is option for bonus points.

Grade 8 Grammar – Lesson 6.6, Exercise 1 and 2 on pg 162. We will go over it in class tomorrow.

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature:

Study for your quizzes, make sure you have all Critical Vocabulary in the Literature Notes of your binder. Re-read your stories if needed.

Final drafts of Spooky Short Stories due Friday 9/28

9/25/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Finish classwork and complete pg 31.

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature:

Final drafts of Spooky Short Stories due Friday 9/28.

9/24/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Vocabulary Writing Prompt 1 pg 30

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature:

Type or make changes to your writing drafts. If you need a second look before turning in your final draft, second drafts are due by Thursday 9/27. Final drafts due 9/28.

9/21/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Completing the Sentence pg 29-30 and Practice Quiz. Use your books. Quiz on Monday.

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature:

All critical vocabulary from stories must be in your Literature Notes. Quiz next week.

9/20/18

Grade 6 & 7 Vocabulary Workshop – Synonyms & Antonyms pg 28-29

Grade 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Choosing the Right Word, Synonyms & Antonyms, pg 27-29

Grade 6 Grammar – Compount Subjects and Compount Predicates worksheets, front sides due tomorrow, back side “Challenge” sections are optional extra credit.

Grade 7 Grammar – 6.4 Worksheet

Grade 8 Grammar – Direct and Indirect Objects worksheet

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature – first drafts of Spooky Stories due tomorrow, 9/21.

9/19/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshop – Choosing the Right Word, pg 27-28

Grade 6 GrammarFinish classwork if not done.

Grade 7 Grammar – 6.4 Worksheet

Grade 8 Grammar – 6.4 Worksheet

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature:

Work on Spooky Short Stories, first drafts due Friday 9/21.

9/18/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Vocabulary Workshopfinish vocab definitions or flash cards to study your words.

Grade 6 GrammarSimple Subjects and Simple Predicates worksheet.

Grade 7 Grammar – Finish the Finding the Subjects worksheet.

Grade 8 Grammar – 6.4 Excercise 1 & 2 on pg 157

Grade 6 & 7 Literature:

Continue working on your spooky stories, first drafts due in Literature class on Friday 9/21.

Grade 8 Literature:

Continue researching your point of view for the debate: Should Middle School students hear and/or read scary stories. Remember to support your arguments with facts and use examples from the text book. Continue working on your spooky stories, first drafts due in Literature class on Friday 9/21.

9/17/18

Grade 6 & 7 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Vocabulary words and definitions.

Grade 8 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Read Unit 2 pg 22-23, Vocabulary words and definitions.

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature:

Work on Spooky Short Stories, first drafts due Friday 9/21.

9/14/18

Grade 6 & 7 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Begin Unit 2, read pg 22-23.

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature:

Creative Writing Assignment – Complete Graphic Organizers and begin working on your spooky short stories. Bring your ideas/beginning writing to class on Monday.

9/13/18

Grade 6 & 7 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Study for test tomorrow.

Grade 8 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Study for test on Monday 9/17.

9/12/18

Grade 6 & 7 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Study for test on Friday. Play review games, listen to words and use flash cards at www.SadlierConnect.com.

Grammar – 6.3 Worksheet

Grade 8 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – pg 21 Vocabulary in Context and Sentence Errors Worksheet

Grade 8 Literature:

Finish close reading of The Outsider.

9/11/18

Grade 6 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – pg 21 Vocabulary in Context and Sentence Errors worksheet

Grammar – 6.2 Exercise 2 pg 124

Grade 7 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – pg 21 Vocabulary in Context and Sentence Errors worksheet

Grammar – 6.2 Worksheet

Grade 8 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Study for quiz tomorrow.

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature:

Final drafts of essays due tomorrow 9/12/18

Finish Close Reading Handouts

9/10/18

Grade 6 & 7 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Study for Quiz tomorrow.

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature:

Rewrite essays with peer edits for final draft due 9/12/18.

9/7/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Writing Prompt 2 pg 20

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature:

Essay drafts due Monday 9/10/18

9/6/18

Grade 6 & 7 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Synonyms and Antonyms pg 18-19

Grade 8 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Synonyms and Antonyms pg 18-19

Grammar – 6.2 Worksheet

Grade 6, 7 & 8 Literature:

Begin work on Essay first drafts. The first drafts are due Monday 9/10/18.

9/5/18

Grade 6, 7 & 8 English:

Vocabulary Worksop – Choosing the Right Word pg 17-18

9/4/18

Grades 6, 7 & 8 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – go to www.sadlierconnect.com and listen to your vocabulary words.

English – Lesson 6.1 Handout

8/31/18

Grades 6, 7 & 8 English:

Vocabulary Workshop – Read pp. 12-13, complete pp. 14-16 by filling in the words. Write your vocabulary words, definitions, synonyms, antonyms and pronunciation stress marks.

You may write your vocabulary words on notecards or in the vocabulary section of your binder. Use the method that will help you study the best. You may not type the words and print for your binder.