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Sherry A. Weaver

English, Yearbook and ELL Teacher

Homework assignments

Reading helps students write better; writing helps students read better. 

Week of November 21

Monday/Tuesday: We will work on our sentence combinations that started last week. This will be an in-class exercise with a short quiz on Wednesday. All grades will be updated on Wednesday for students who have missed work. This is the last week to get in late work before the scores drop to zeroes.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Week of November 14

Monday: combining sentences activity

Tuesday: Correct 50/50 or FIB vocabulary sheets; practice review quiz online; combine more sentences if time permits

Wednesday: SCOPE comprehension quiz – SUMMATIVE this time! November edition cover-to-cover

Thursday: Short story read aloud in class; combine more sentences if time permits

Friday: Vocabulary tests – both grades – SUMMATIVE

Essays from 1st Qtr will be posted by Friday. These are also summative scores.

Week of November 8

Monday: no school – teacher work day

Tuesday: SCOPE magazine “Rescue in the Rainforest” (Online access under SCOPE magazine tab)

read aloud/sentence completion in class (formative)

Wednesday: Vocabulary Unit 3 (7th grade), Unit 13 (8th grade) (Online access under Level B Vocabulary tab)

Thursday: complete vocabulary unit introductions;

practice assignments handed out (due Tuesday – formative)

Friday: Cover-to-cover SCOPE reading assignment –

comprehension test will be next week (summative)

Week of October 31

Monday/Tuesday: Students will edit/enhance/proof ZED essays using edited copies; fixed/final copies will carry a summative score and are due FRIDAY, November 4

Wednesday/Thursday: Big Red (Thank You M’am) and Green Goblin (Stop the Sun) short story readings

Friday: DEAR – early release – end of quarter ALL ESSAYS DUE! These essays will go into JMC as a summative score 2nd Quarter

Week of October 24

Monday: SCOPE assignment (September issue) read cover-to-cover by Friday (skip Drama and Poetry sections)

Tuesday: Review creative writing essays, editing marks, etc. Students will be finding and fixing their errors.

Wednesday: Hand back vocabulary and SCOPE tests; go over as a class to discuss errors/methods for improvement

Thursday: work time in class on essays

Friday: SCOPE cover-to-cover comprehension quiz

Week of October 17

SHORT WEEK! Monday: Library ‘field trip’ to select a novel of choice; Reminder: Vocabulary test Tuesday!

Tuesday: Vocabulary test!

Wednesday: DEAR Day – Drop Everything And Read

Enjoy your MEA break! Rest up! Read up! See you next week!

Week of October 10

Monday: SCOPE magazine reading assignment – there will be a quiz on Friday covering the stories discussed in class. All students have the text-to-speech option when viewing/reading online. Paper copies are available upon request. Level B Vocabulary – 7th grade (Unit 2); 8th grade (Unit 12). Worksheets due Friday before SCOPE quiz.

Tuesday: complete vocabulary definitions/visual vocab; begin worksheets in class – due Friday. Time to read/listen to SCOPE stories as time permits.

Wednesday: Writing/Grammar exercises in class

Thursday: discuss ZED essays that will be entered into competition on Friday. I am not allowed to edit/suggest changes to student essays other than to help them reach the word requirement. Writing/grammar exercises in class (continued from Wednesday) there may be a short skills check at the end of the hour

Friday: Vocabulary worksheets due at the beginning of the hour; quiz on SCOPE stories

Week of October 3 – Homecoming Week!

We will be spending Monday-Wednesday editing creative writing essays. Students will be looking for overused words, correcting dialogue issues, checking for run-on sentences, breaking ideas into paragraphs, etc. All rough drafts were checked on Friday, September 30th. Students who do not come to class with a typed copy will have to work harder to catch up. All final drafts are due Friday. Thursday we will share with classmates/offer suggestions. Friday, students will print their final copies. Due to the Homecoming activities this week, we are only focusing on this assignment.

Week of September 26

Monday: GUAM (grammar, usage and mechanics) practice – complete subjects/predicates

Tuesday: Discuss vocab tests from last week. ZED writing competition explain/discuss. All students will be writing a creative story. Entering the competition is optional, but encouraged. Time in class to brainstorm ideas. There will also be a quiz on complete subjects and predicates as time permits.

Wednesday: GUAM continued/time to work on ZED stories

ZED creative writing assignment. We will use the MLA format:

Open new Word document, then select: 

“No Spacing” (We are ‘not normal’), Times New Roman, 12 font, double-spaced

Upper left corner: 

First and Last Name

English 8 Hour 2

Mrs. Weaver

28 September 2022

Remember to center the title of your story

I will check on rough drafts Friday. Students should have a good start. Assignments are due Friday, October 7. 

Thursday/Friday: Big Red (“Seventh Grade”) Green Goblin (“Raymond’s Run”) short stories, literary terms/short comprehension quiz taken in class

Week of September 19

Monday: Hand back all graded assignments; go over.

8th grade – Writing No-No’s review, Green Goblin (text nickname) Reading Strategies review

7th grade – fixing errors in sentences (in class- we will save these in our writing journals)

Tuesday: 8th grade will read “War Party” from text and apply reading strategies; 7th grade will continue/finish fixing errors in sentences. If time permits, we will begin discussing Reading Strategies found in Big Red (text nickname) and read “A Day’s Wait”

Wednesday: Plot development discussion; GUAM (Grammar Usage and Mechanics) worksheets in class

Thursday: Fastbridge testing in class; study for vocab test Friday when finished with Fastbridge

Friday: First Vocabulary test of the year! 7th grade Level B Unit 1; 8th grade Level B Unit 11

Week of September 12th

Monday/Tuesday: We begin Vocabulary this week! 7th grade: Level B Unit 1; 8th grade: Level B Unit 11

Wednesday: Time to work on writing assignment in class: using vocabulary words correctly in a well-written sentence. Due Thursday Begin short story from Heroes series as time permits.

Thursday/Friday: Continue short stories from Heroes series. Comprehension quiz on Friday. Vocabulary worksheets (50/50) due.

Week of September 6th

No homework this week. We will be getting started on short stories and creative writing to warm up for the year. Look for assignments to start next week. Welcome back, Students!