Routine homework requirements:
*Read 5 nights a week from a book of the student's choice or the shared reading book. 6th graders will be expected to read a minimum of 15 minutes/nightly, 7th graders a minimum of 20 minutes, and 8th graders a minimum of 30 minutes.
*Prepare a reflection after each reading using ACTIVE strategies in a Reader's/Writer's Log. 6th graders will write at least 1/2 page reflection, 7th graders will write 3/4 page and 8th graders will write a full page.
*Be prepared for vocabulary test every other Friday.
*Be prepared for spelling quiz each Friday.
*Social Studies homework will be assigned on an as-needed basis.
Here is a great resource for students in studying their vocabulary: www.WordlyWise3000.com. They can access the word lists and review with fun games.
Week of: 5/22-5/26
6th grade: On Monday, May 22 chapters 15-18 of Voyage of the Frog should be completed - packet and ship's log (5 entries). We will discuss the book through chapter the end so students should be prepared to participate. They will have a spelling quiz on Friday. They will not have vocabulary cards due. We will be working on some simple History projects in class. Mesopotamia Culture project and presentations due on Wednesday, 5/24.
7th/8th grades: On Monday, 5/22, students should turn in 5 Reader's/Writer's entries from a book they have selected and are now reading. These are the last RWL entries for the year. There will be a spelling quiz and a vocabulary quiz, Lesson 15 in Wordly Wise, on Friday. We are working "full-steam ahead" all week.