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 27, 2017:
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 26, 2017:
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 25, 2017:
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 24, 2017:
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 23, 2017:
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 20, 2017:
Fall break. No school.

Thursday, October 19, 2017:
Fall break. No school.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017:
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 17, 2017:
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 16, 2017:
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 13, 2017:
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 12, 2017:
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 11, 2017:
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 10, 2017:
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 9, 2017:
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 6, 2017:
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 5, 2017:
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 4, 2017:
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 3, 2017:
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 2, 2017:
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 29, 2017:
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 28, 2017:
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 27, 2017:
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 26, 2017:
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 25, 2017:
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 22, 2017:
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 21, 2017:
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 20, 2017:
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 19, 2017:
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 18, 2017:
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 15, 2017:
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 14, 2017:
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 13, 2017:
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 12, 2017:
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 11, 2017:
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 8, 2017:
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 7, 2017:
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 6, 2017:
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 5, 2017:
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 4, 2017:
Labor day. No school!

Friday, September 1, 2017:
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 31, 2017:
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 30, 2017:
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 29, 2017:
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 28, 2017:
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 25, 2017:
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 24, 2017:
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 23, 2017:
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 22, 2017:
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.