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Please consult my web page for long-term assignment information as well as basic classroom news. Daily homework is posted on the homework calendar. 


Vocabulary quizzes are given every Friday of a full, scheduled week. 

Interactive online vocabulary activities are available by visiting :

6th grade is using level A

7th grade is using level B

8th grade is using level C





The independent reading book should be in school each Friday. It should be at least 150 pages of mostly text and at a sixth grade ( or above) reading level. The book must also be approved by your parents.


 Grade 8

 We are currently reading The Call of the Wild. Our focus will be on close reading skills and making connections. the fourth book review is due on: 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

*The Children's Book is due on Wednesday, June 5th*


 2019 Research Paper Schedule 


Grade 7


We will be reading Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry.  We will be working on understanding how literary devices and story elements create a theme. We will culminate by writing an analytical essay. your third book review is due on May 31, 2019.  

The Author's project is due on Friday, May 24, 2019



Grade 6

 We will be reading  Esperanza Rising. We will be working on team collaboration and research. The next book review is due on:

Friday, May 24, 2019.



School Supply List 


 Book Review Guidelines.docx  





1. Complete all homework and class work on time.

2.  Practice for tests.

3. Memorize the required information (facts and material).

4.  Participate in class.

5.  Maintain focus during class.

6. Always give your best effort.

7.  Be prepared with all the materials each day.

8.  Persevere on complicated problems.




Please check the grade portal.  It will be kept as current as possible.


All classes will be using the 6+1 Traits to develop their writing skills: Ideas, Organization, Word Choice, Voice, Conventions,  Fluency, and Presentation.


We will use the MLA format for research citation and submission organization.

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