Jennifer Simmons

 Grade 8 English with Miss Simmons
Homework:

A Block
Tuesday, December 10 -- no class today

Monday, December 9

Learn the Stave Three vocabulary words for the quiz on Thursday.  If you are behind in your reading, catch up.

Friday, December 6
Finish reading and taking notes on Stave Three (pages 81-87).

Thursday, December 5

Read and take notes on pages 73 - 80.

Wednesday, December 4
Read and take notes on pages 55-64.  Always expect a reading quiz.  You never know ...

Tuesday, December 3 -- no class today

Monday, December 2

Be prepared for Wednesday's vocabulary quiz on the Stave Two words.

Wednesday, November 27
1) Your homework is finish reading and taking notes on Stave Two.  On the day your return from Thanksgiving vacation, you'll take an open-notes reading quiz on Stave Two.

2) Learn the Stave Two vocabulary words for a quiz on the Wednesday we return.

Tuesday, November 26 -- no class today, but you still have hw due the Monday we return.

Monday, November 25
1) Your homework is finish reading and taking notes on Stave Two.  On the day your return from Thanksgiving vacation, you'll take an open-notes reading quiz on Stave Two.

2) Learn the Stave Two vocabulary words for a quiz on the Wednesday we return.

Friday, November 22
Study Stave One vocab.words for Monday's quiz.

Thursday, November 21

Learn the vocabulary words for Stave One.  The matching quiz is Monday.

Wednesday, November 20
Learn the vocabulary words for Monday's quiz.

Tuesday, November 19 -- no class today

B Block
Tuesday, December 10
1) Read pages 96 to the top of 100 and take notes.

2) Vocabulary quiz on Stave 3 words is Thursday.

Monday, December 9
Learn the Stave Three vocabulary words for the quiz on Thursday.  If you are behind in your reading, catch up.

Friday, December 6

Read and take notes on pages 65 - 80.

Thursday, December 5
Read and take notes on pages 55 - 64.  Always expect a reading quiz.  You never know ...

Wednesday, December 4 -- no class today. 


Tuesday, December 3 -- Snow Day

Monday, December 2
Be prepared for Thursday's vocabulary quiz on the Stave Two words.

Wednesday, November 27 -- no class today but ...
1) Your homework is finish reading and taking notes on Stave Two.  On the day your return from Thanksgiving vacation, you'll take an open-notes reading quiz on Stave Two.

2) Learn the Stave Two vocabulary words for a quiz on the Tuesday or Thursday we return.

Tuesday, November 26
1) Your homework is finish reading and taking notes on Stave Two.  On the day your return from Thanksgiving vacation, you'll take an open-notes reading quiz on Stave Two.

2) Learn the Stave Two vocabulary words for a quiz on the Tuesday or Thursday we return.
Monday, November 25
1) Your homework is to read and take notes on pages 35 - 41.  There will be an open-notes quiz on Stave Two on the Monday we return from vacation.

2) Learn the Stave Two vocabulary words for a quiz on the Wednesday we return.

Friday, November 22

Learn the Stave One vocab.words for Monday's quiz.

Thursday, November 21
Learn the vocabulary words for Stave One.  The matching quiz is Monday.


Wednesday, November 20 -- no class today

Tuesday, November 19
1) Finish reading Stave One and the study guide.  (Always expect a surprise reading quiz.)

2) Vocabulary quiz on Stave One words on Monday.

Monday, November 18
1) Read the rest of page 13 through the top half of page 17.

2) Vocabulary quiz next Monday.  Begin learning the words.


C Block
Tuesday, December 10
1) Read and take notes up the the top of page 100.

2)Learn the Stave 3 vocabulary words.  Your quiz is Thursday.


Monday, December 9
Learn the Stave Three vocabulary words for the quiz on Thursday.  If you are behind in your reading, catch up.

Friday, December 6 -- no class but finish Stave Three

Thursday, December 5
Finish reading and taking notes on Stave Three.  Always expect a reading quiz because you just never know.

Wednesday, December 4

Read and take notes on pages 55-64.  Always expect a reading quiz because you just never know ...

Tuesday, December 3 --- Snow Day

Monday, December 2
Be prepared for Wednesday's vocabulary quiz on the Stave Two words.

Wednesday, November 27
1) Your homework is finish reading and taking notes on Stave Two.  On the day your return from Thanksgiving vacation, you'll take an open-notes reading quiz on Stave Two.

2) Learn the Stave Two vocabulary words for a quiz on the Tuesday or Wednesday we return from Thanksgiving.


Tuesday, November 26
1) Your homework is finish reading and taking notes on Stave Two.  On the day your return from Thanksgiving vacation, you'll take an open-notes reading quiz on Stave Two.

2) Learn the Stave Two vocabulary words for a quiz on the Tuesday or Wednesday we return from Thanksgiving.  It will be a matching quiz.


Monday, November 25
Read and take notes on pages 33 - 41 of A Christmas Carol.  You'll have an open notes quiz on Stave Two the Monday we return from Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 22
Learn the Stave One vocab.words for the quiz on Monday.

Thursday, November 21
Learn the vocabulary words for Stave One.  The matching quiz is Monday.

Wednesday, November 20
Learn the 35 Stave One vocabulary words.  Here's a strategy:  Look up each word in the text, read it in context, and then look at the definition.  Does it all make sense?  If it doesn't, note which word(s) so you can ask me about them tomorrow.

Vocabulary quiz is Monday.  It'll be matching.


Tuesday, November 19
1) Finish Stave One and the study guide.  Do not worry about wrong answers.  Put the best answer you can come up with even if you think it's wrong.  We'll go over everything.

2) It's always possible that you'll have a "surprise" reading quiz.

3) Also, vocabulary quiz next Monday.  Learn those words.

Monday, November 18
1) Read the rest of page 13 through the top half of page 17.

2) Vocabulary quiz next Monday.  Begin learning the words.



G Block
Tuesday, December 10
1) Read pages 95 to the top of 100 and take notes.

2) The Stave 3 vocabulary quiz is Friday.


Monday, December 9
Learn the Stave Three vocabulary words for the quiz on Friday.  If you are behind in your reading, catch up.

Friday, December 6

Finish reading and taking notes on Stave Three.

Thursday, December 5
Read and take notes on pages 

Wednesday, December 4
Read and take notes on pages 55-64.  Always expect a reading quiz because you just never know ...

Tuesday, December 3 -- Snow Day

Monday, December 2
Be prepared for Wednesday's vocabulary quiz on the Stave Two words.

Wednesday, November 27
1) Your homework is to finish reading and taking notes on Stave Two.  On the day your return from Thanksgiving vacation, you'll take an open-notes reading quiz on Stave Two.

2) Learn the Stave Two vocabulary words for a quiz on the Wednesday we return from Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 26
1) Your homework is finish reading and taking notes on Stave Two.  On the day your return from Thanksgiving vacation, you'll take an open-notes reading quiz on Stave Two.

2) Learn the Stave Two vocabulary words for a quiz on the Wednesday or Thursday we return.


Monday, November 25

Read and take notes on pages 33 - 41 of A Christmas Carol.

***Make sure you are prepared for tomorrow's vocab.quiz on the Stave One words.

Friday, November 22

Learn the Stave One vocab.words for Monday's quiz.

Thursday, November 21 -- no class today

Wednesday, November 20
1) Finish reading Stave One.
2) Finish answering all questions on the study guide.
3) Vocab.quiz on Stave One words is Tuesday.

Tuesday, November 19
1) Read through the top half of page 17 and answer up to and including #28 on the study guide.

2) Vocab.quiz on the Stave One words next Tuesday.

Monday, November 18
1) Vocabulary quiz next Tuesday.  Begin learning the words; there are a lot of them.

2) Read pages 


H Block
Tuesday, December 10
Learn the Stave 3 vocabulary words for a quiz on Friday.

Monday, December 9 -- no class today

Friday, December 6

Finish reading and taking notes on Stave Three.  Always expect a quiz because you just never know...

Thursday, December 5
1) Remember that you have a vocab.quiz tomorrow on Stave Two words.

2)Read and take notes on pages 55-64.    Always expect a reading quiz because you just never know.

Wednesday, December 4
Vocabulary quiz on Stave Two words is moved to Friday.

Tuesday, December 3 -- Snow Day

Monday, December 2 -- no class today

Wednesday, November 27
1) Your homework is to finish reading and taking notes on Stave Two.  On the day your return from Thanksgiving vacation, you'll take an open-notes reading quiz on Stave Two.

2) Learn the Stave Two vocabulary words for a quiz on the Wednesday we return.

Tuesday, November 26
Your homework is finish reading and taking notes on Stave Two by the Tuesday we return.  On the day you return from Thanksgiving vacation, you'll take an open-notes reading quiz on Stave Two.

Learn the Stave Two vocabulary words for a quiz on Wednesday or Thursday next week.

Monday, November 25 -- no class today

Friday, November 22

Learn the Stave One vocab.words for Tuesday's quiz.

Thursday, November 21
Learn the vocabulary words for Stave One.  The matching quiz is Tuesda
y.

Wednesday, 11/20 -- no class today -- assembly

Tuesday, November 18
1) Finish Stave One and the study guide. (Always expect a surprise reading quiz.)

2) Vocab.quiz on Stave One words next Tuesday.



After-School Extra Help
October
Tuesday, October 1 and Thursday, October 3
Tuesday, October 8 and Thursday, October 10
Tuesday, October 15 and Thursday, October 17
Tuesday, October 22 and Thursday, October 24
Tuesday, October 29 and Thursday, October 30

November
Tuesday, November 5
Tuesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 21

December

Tuesday, December 3 and Thursday, December 5
Tuesday, December 10 and Thursday, December 12



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