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 30, 2020:
End of term 1 - teacher development day.
Thursday, October 29, 2020:
Reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 226-230,
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 Quill on-line work time.

Wednesday, October 28, 2020:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (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 It Happened In Montgomery and Choices pages 193-197 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).
confound = to bewilder; confuse.
sanction = to give approval for.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020:
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).
passive = inactive; lacking in energy or willpower.

Monday, October 26, 2020:
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 It Happened In Montgomery and Choices pages 193-197 of the blue literature book.
bleak = harsh and dreary.
invalid = a sickly or disabled person.

Friday, October 23, 2020:
Spelling/vocabulary test #8 (click on this link for a list of the week's spelling/vocabulary words), and Quill on-line work time.

Thursday, October 22, 2020:
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).
inscription = something written, carved, or engraved on a surface.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), 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 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 20, 2020:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), 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).
beckon = to summon or call, usually by a gesture or nod.

Monday, October 19, 2020:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below), 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 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 16, 2020:
Fall break. No school.

Thursday, October 15, 2020:
Fall break. No school.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020:
Day 3 of To Kill a Mockingbird with
viewing questions (click on this link for more information), 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 13, 2020:
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).

Monday, October 12, 2020:
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 The War Of The Wall pages 83-94 of the blue literature book.

Friday, October 9, 2020:
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 Quill on-line work time.

Thursday, October 8, 2020:
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.
feign = to pretend.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020:
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 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 6, 2020:
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 in "blog" format, and journal #5 (click on this link for the journal writing topic).
painstaking = very careful.

Monday, October 5, 2020:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below), Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry "blog" test review,
DOL #16 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), 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 2, 2020:
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 Quill on-line work time.

Thursday, October 1, 2020:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), Ruby Bridges part 3 with viewing questions (click on this link for more information), and Quill on-line work time.
teeming = full of people or things.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020:
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 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, September 29, 2020:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), Ruby Bridges part 1 with viewing questions (click on this link for more information), and Quill on-line work time.
din = a loud, confused mixture of noises.

Monday, September 28, 2020:
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), 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 25, 2020:
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 Quill on-line work time.

Thursday, September 24, 2020:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 96-102, and Write Source pages 11-18.
infuriatingly = in a way that makes one very angry.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020:
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 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 22, 2020:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 76-88, and Write Source writing process group presentations.
vigor = physical or mental strength, energy, or force.

Monday, September 21, 2020:
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 Waiting pages 37-53 of the blue literature book.
stupefying = stunning.
arresting = striking.

Friday, September 18, 2020:
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 Quill on-line work time.

Thursday, September 17, 2020:
One spelling/vocabulary word (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 16, 2020:
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 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).
apathy = lack of strong feeling or interest.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020:
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 14, 2020:
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 A Crush pages 15-26 of the blue literature book.
dominant = ruling or controlling.
submissive = willing to give in to or obey another.

Friday, September 11, 2020:
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 September 11th remembrance.

Thursday, September 10, 2020:
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 9, 2020:
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 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).
elusive = escaping from capture as by daring, cleverness, or skill.
unobtrusively = in a way that attracts little or no attention.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020:
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 The Iditarod Trail pages 303-311 of the blue literature book.
eminent = better than most others; very famous.
retribution = punishment for bad behavior.

Monday, September 7, 2020:
Labor day. No school!

Friday, September 4, 2020:
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 Quill on-line work time.

Thursday, September 3, 2020:
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, September 2, 2020:
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 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).
rehabilitate = to restore to useful life, as through therapy and education.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), reading of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry pages 1-4, Write Source scavenger hunt, and journal #1 (click on this link for the journal writing topic).
compulsory = that which must be done; required.

Monday, August 31, 2020:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below), introduction to Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry,
DOL #1 (click on this link for the DOL assignment), and weekly reading homework A Man Who Had No Eyes pages 6-9 of the blue literature book.
assiduously = in a steady and hard working way.
virtuous = morally good; honorable.

Friday, August 28, 2020:
Spelling/vocabulary test #1 (click on this link for a list of the week's spelling/vocabulary words), and argument writing classifications.

Thursday, August 27, 2020:
Two spelling/vocabulary words (see below) – with guest artist Madonna, and “I can do hard things” class theme.
cherish = to hold dear; treasure.
discreetly = in a polite way; tactfully.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below), 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).
swarthy = having darkish skin.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020:
One spelling/vocabulary word (see below) – with guest artist Sting, and final practice of "spill your guts" writing.
suitor = a man seeking a woman’s love.

Monday, August 24, 2020:
Deep dive into homework accountability tests, practice of "close reading", practice of "spill your guts" writing, and one spelling/vocabulary word (see below).
impaled = pierced with a sharp point.

Friday, August 21, 2020:
Final day of multi-media class presentation, and "Class Presentation Jeopardy!" - will you be on the winning team?

Thursday, August 20, 2020:
Day 2 of multi media class presentation, and introduction to homework accountability tests.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020:
First day of school, everything you've never wanted to know about school policies, new seats and textbooks, day 1 of multi-media presentation.