This Term's Assignments


Man, I need a vacation.



"Aloha fellow students! I just flew in from Hawaii. I didn't miss anything in the 3 weeks I was gone, did I?
Why are you laughing? I like my grass skirt."

-Carlos




Items listed weeks and months in advance are my best estimate of where we will be at that time.
Please note that some dates are subject to change.

Friday, October 26, 2018:
Spelling/vocabulary test #9 (click on this link for a list of the week's spelling/vocabulary words), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 231-234, and S.S.R. silent reading time.

Thursday, October 25, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 226-230, and journal #8 (click on this link for the journal writing topic).
rehabilitation = the restoring of a person’s ability to lead a useful life.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 219-225, DOL #23 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and homework accountability test on Malcolm X pages 63-69 of the blue literature book (click on the following link homework accountability test schedule for a complete list of reading homework dates, stories, and page numbers for the entire school year).
liberation = a state of freedom reached after a struggle.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 201-218, journal #7 (click on this link for the journal writing topic), and personal history assignment (click on this link for more information).
beckon = to summon or call, usually by a gesture or nod.

Monday, October 22, 2018:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 186-200,
DOL #22 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), personal history assignment (click on this link for more information), and weekly reading homework Malcolm X pages 63-69 of the blue literature book.
drawl = to speak slowly, stretching the vowel sound.
scheme = to plot or plan in a secretive way.

Friday, October 19, 2018:
Fall break. No school.

Thursday, October 18, 2018:
Fall break. No school.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018:
Reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 181-185,
DOL #21 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and homework accountability test on The War Of The Wall pages 83-94 of the blue literature book (click on the following link homework accountability test schedule for a complete list of reading homework dates, stories, and page numbers for the entire school year).

Tuesday, October 16, 2018:
Reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 173-180, school newspaper candy correction, DOL #20 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and personal history assignment (click on this link for more information).

Monday, October 15, 2018:
Reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 159-172,
DOL #19 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), personal history assignment (click on this link for more information), and weekly reading homework The War Of The Wall pages 83-94 of the blue literature book.

Friday, October 12, 2018:
Spelling/vocabulary test #8 (click on this link for a list of the week's spelling/vocabulary words), progress reports, and S.S.R. silent reading time.

Thursday, October 11, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), day 4 of To Kill a Mockingbird with viewing questions (click on this link for more information), and day 3 of personal history assignment (click on this link for more information).
feign = to pretend.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), day 3 of To Kill a Mockingbird with viewing questions (click on this link for more information), and homework accountability test on There Is No Word For Goodbye pages 115-120 of the blue literature book (click on the following link homework accountability test schedule for a complete list of reading homework dates, stories, and page numbers for the entire school year).
rehabilitation = the restoring of a person's ability to lead a useful life.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), day 2 of To Kill a Mockingbird with viewing questions (click on this link for more information), and day 2 of personal history assignment (click on this link for more information).
painstaking = very careful.

Monday, October 8, 2018:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below), day 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird with
viewing questions (click on this link for more information), day 1 of personal history assignment (click on this link for more information), and weekly reading homework There Is No Word For Goodbye pages 115-120 of the blue literature book.
articulate = able to express oneself clearly in words.
emulate = to imitate or copy.

Friday, October 5, 2018:
Spelling/vocabulary test #7 (click on this link for a list of the week's spelling/vocabulary words), DOL #18 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and S.S.R. silent reading time.

Thursday, October 4, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 141-158, journal #6 (click on this link for the journal writing topic), and Write Source pages 11-18.
teeming = full of people or things.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 131-140, DOL #17 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and homework accountability test on Immigrant Kids pages 55-62 of the blue literature book (click on the following link homework accountability test schedule for a complete list of reading homework dates, stories, and page numbers for the entire school year).
indomitable = unconquerable.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 119-130, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry test 1 "blog" review, and journal #5 (click on this link for the journal writing topic).
din = a loud, confused mixture of noises.

Monday, October 1, 2018:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below), test 1 on Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry in "blog" format,
DOL #16 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and weekly reading homework Immigrant Kids pages 55-62 of the blue literature book.
impoverished = poor.
fervent = having or expressing great warmth or depth of feeling.

Friday, September 28, 2018:
Spelling/vocabulary test #6 (click on this link for a list of the week's spelling/vocabulary words), DOL #15 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and S.S.R. silent reading time.

Thursday, September 27, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), Ruby Bridges part 3 with viewing questions (click on this link for more information), and S.S.R. silent reading time.
infuriatingly = in a way that makes one very angry.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), Ruby Bridges part 2 with viewing questions (click on this link for more information), DOL #14 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and homework accountability test on Waiting pages 37-53 of the blue literature book (click on the following link homework accountability test schedule for a complete list of reading homework dates, stories, and page numbers for the entire school year).
saunter = to walk about slowly.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), Ruby Bridges part 1 with viewing questions (click on this link for more information), and S.R.I. reading comprehension testing.
vigor = physical or mental strength, energy, or force.

Monday, September 24, 2018:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 103-118,
DOL #13 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), Scholastic News class play, and weekly reading homework Waiting pages 37-53 of the blue literature book.
stupefying = stunning.
arresting = striking.

Friday, September 21, 2018:
Spelling/vocabulary test #5 (click on this link for a list of the week's spelling/vocabulary words), DOL #12 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and S.S.R. silent reading time.

Thursday, September 20, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 96-102, and Write Source pages 11-18.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 89-95, DOL #11 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and homework accountability test on A Crush pages 15-26 of the blue literature book (click on the following link homework accountability test schedule for a complete list of reading homework dates, stories, and page numbers for the entire school year).

Tuesday, September 18, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 76-88, and Write Source writing process group presentations.

Monday, September 17, 2018:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 63-75,
DOL #10 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), Write Source writing process group presentations, and weekly reading homework A Crush pages 15-26 of the blue literature book.

Friday, September 14, 2018:
Spelling/vocabulary test #4 (click on this link for a list of the week's spelling/vocabulary words), DOL #9 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and S.S.R. silent reading time.

Thursday, September 13, 2018:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 46-62, and Write Source writing process group posters.
quarantine = a place where a diseased animal is kept away from others.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 41-45, DOL #8 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and homework accountability test on The Iditarod Trail pages 303-311 of the blue literature book (click on the following link homework accountability test schedule for a complete list of reading homework dates, stories, and page numbers for the entire school year).
apathy = lack of strong feeling or interest.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 26-40, Write Source writing process group posters, and journal #4 (click on this link for the journal writing topic).
flamboyant = given to showy display; flashy.

Monday, September 10, 2018:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 16-25,
DOL #7 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), Write Source pages 8-10, and weekly reading homework The Iditarod Trail pages 303-311 of the blue literature book.
dominant = ruling or controlling.
submissive = willing to give in to or obey another.

Friday, September 7, 2018:
Spelling/vocabulary test #3 (click on this link for a list of the week's spelling/vocabulary words), DOL #6 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and S.S.R. silent reading time.

Thursday, September 6, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 13-15, Write Source pages 3-8, and journal #3 (click on this link for the journal writing topic).
unperceived = not seen.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 11-13, DOL #5 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and homework accountability test on A Man Who Had No Eyes pages 6-9 of the blue literature book (click on the following link homework accountability test schedule for a complete list of reading homework dates, stories, and page numbers for the entire school year).
elusive = escaping from capture as by daring, cleverness, or skill.
unobtrusively = in a way that attracts little or no attention.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 8-10,
journal #2 (click on this link for the journal writing topic), and weekly reading homework A Man Who Had No Eyes pages 6-9 of the blue literature book.
eminent = better than most others; very famous.
retribution = punishment for bad behavior.

Monday, September 3, 2018:
Labor day. No school!

Friday, August 31, 2018:
Spelling/vocabulary test #2 (click on this link for a list of the week's spelling/vocabulary words), DOL #3 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and S.S.R. silent reading time.

Thursday, August 30, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), degrees of reading power (D.R.P.) district testing, and Write Source scavenger hunt part 2.
balk = to refuse to move or act.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 5-7, DOL #2 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and homework accountability test on A Retrieved Reformation pages 27-36 of the blue literature book (click on the following link homework accountability test schedule for a complete list of reading homework dates, stories, and page numbers for the entire school year).
rehabilitate = to restore to useful life, as through therapy and education.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 1-4, Write Source scavenger hunt, Jimmy Valentine, and journal #1 (click on this link for the journal writing topic).
compulsory = that which must be done; required.

Monday, August 27, 2018:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below), introduction to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry,
DOL #1 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), Write Source text introduction, and weekly reading homework A Retrieved Reformation pages 27-36 of the blue literature book.
assiduously = in a steady and hard working way.
virtuous = morally good; honorable.

Friday, August 24, 2018:
Spelling/vocabulary test #1 (click on this link for a list of the week's spelling/vocabulary words), and "Class Presentation Jeopardy!" will you be on the winning team?

Thursday, August 23, 2018:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below) – with guest artist Madonna, final day of multi media class presentation, and introduction to homework accountability tests.
cherish = to hold dear; treasure.
discreetly = in a polite way; tactfully.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below) – with guest artist Sting, “I can do hard things” class theme, and day 2 of multi media class presentation.
suitor = a man seeking a woman’s love.
swarthy = having darkish skin.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018:
First day of school, everything you've never wanted to know about school policies, new seats and textbooks, day 1 of multi-media presentation, and one spelling/vocabulary word (see below).
impaled = pierced with a sharp point.