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Mr. Burr, Principal
217 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ 08540

Tel: 609.806.4270
Fax: 609.806.4271
Guidance: 609.806.4272



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“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
― William Styron,  Conversations with William Styron
Today's homework is:
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Date
Assignments
Due date
11/21
HOTCOBS quiz pp. 1-102 (multiple choice and character identification).  Review study guide.
tomorrow
Bring in an envelope addressed to a person for whom you are thankful/grateful.
tomorrow
11/22
Write your RACEE index card and bring it to class tomorrow.  You can write any information on it regarding a constructed response and its format.  Bring "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen" to class tomorrow.
tomorrow
If you didn't give us your Thanksgiving letter and envelope, bring it in tomorrow.
tomorrow
11/23
Happy Thanksgiving!  No homework.

Date
Assignments
Due date
11/14
OR project
11/21
Study Guide chaps. 8-17
tomorrow
Study for vocabulary quiz.  You can do the crossword for practice. (You need to know the following: spelling, definition, part of speech, how to use it in a sentence.)
Quiz is Wed.
11/15
OR project
11/21
Study for vocabulary quiz.  You can do the crossword for practice. (You need to know the following: spelling, definition, part of speech, how to use it in a sentence.)
Quiz is tomorrow
11/16
OR project
11/21
Read HOTCOBS pp. 86-96 (if you did not complete during class).
tomorrow
11/17
OR project
11/21
Do HOTCOBS study guide for pp. 78-102
tomorrow
11/18
OR project
Monday
HOTCOBS quiz pp. 1-102 (multiple choice and character identification).  Review study guide.
Tuesday 11/22
Bring in an envelope addressed to a person for whom you are thankful/grateful.
Tuesday 11/22

Date
Assignments
Due date
11/7/16 - 11/8/16
Read OR book
Project due 11/21 (date changed)
  • Study Guide chaps. 4-7 (if you did not complete during class)
  • Study Guide chaps. 8-17
tomorrow (Tues.)

due Tues. 11/15
Vocabulary sentences
tomorrow
Study Characterization Wkst. and Conflict Wkst. for quiz
Quiz is Wed. 11/9
11/9/16
OR project
Due 11/21
HOTCOBS Study Guide chaps. 8-17
11/15
Vocabulary Quiz
11/16

Date
Assignments
Due date
11/1/16 - 11/2/16
OR book and project due
11/18
HOTCOBS Historical Post-its pp. 1-33 (at least 4 post-its)
Thurs. 11/3
Bring in OB&A and THOMS so we can collect them
Thurs. 11/3
11/3/16
Read OR book.
project due 11/18
5 Historical References post-its for pp. 34-77 in HOTCOBS
11/7
11/4/16
Read OR book.
project due 11/18
5 Historical References post-its for pp. 34-77 in HOTCOBS
Monday
Study Guide chapters 1-3
Monday
Study Guide chapters 4-7
Tuesday

Date
Assignments
Due date
10/24
Bring in your new OR book.
tomorrow

Date
Assignments
Due date
10/17
Read  Of Beetles and Angels -- assessment will be on Thursday 10/20. It is a constructed response.
Should be read by 10/17.
Read pp. 1-33 in HOTCOBS and post-it 6 signposts (Aha Moment, Contrasts and Contradicitions, and Again and Again)
tomorrow
If you would like to purchase Of Beetles and Angels for Mawi to sign, bring in $10 cash and I will give you a new book.
tomorrow
10/18 - 10/19/16
Of Beetles and Angels short answer assessment.  Complete the notecard (we gave you today) and bring it in with evidence of the following:  brother's influence, others' influence, significance of title.
Thursday
Read HOTCOBS pp. 34-60 and post-it 6 signposts (Aha Moment, Contrasts and Contradicitions, and Again and Again)
Fri. 10/21
10/20/16
Read HOTCOBS pp. 34-60 and post-it 6 signposts (Aha Moment, Contrasts and Contradicitions, and Again and Again)
tomorrow
10/21/16
Read HOTCOBS pp. 61-77 and post-it 4 signposts (Aha Moment, Contrast and Contradictions, Again and Again, Words of the Wiser, Tough Questions, and Memory Moment)
Mon. 10/24

Date
Assignment
Due Date
10/10 - 10/11/16
Read OB and A
Oct. 17
Bring Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet to class.
Thursday
10/13/16 - 10/14/16
Read  Of Beetles and Angels -- assessment will be on Thursday 10/20. It is a constructed response.
Should be read by 10/17.
Read pp. 1-33 in HOTCOBS and post-it 6 signposts (Aha Moment, Contrasts and Contradicitions, and Again and Again)
Tuesday 10/18
If you would like to purchase Of Beetles and Angels for Mawi to sign, bring in $10 cash and I will give you a new book.
Tuesday 10/18

Date
Assignment
Due Date
Tues. 10/4/16
Read Of Beetles and Angels
Oct. 17
THOMS project is due Thursday.  
Thurs.
Essay part of THOMS test is Wed. 10/5 (Bring in the graphic organizer that you completed over the summer and your book; you can use both for the essay.)
tomorrow
If you earned 32/48 or below on The House on Mango Street Part 1 test, you can take a retest this Thursday or Friday after school.  The highest grade you can earn is a 34/48.
Thurs. 10/6 or Fri. 10/7
Wed. 10/5/16
THOMS project is due tomorrow.
We begin presentations tomorrow.
If you earned 32/48 or below on The House on Mango Street Part 1 test, you can take a retest this Thursday or Friday after school.  The highest grade you can earn is a 34/48.
Thurs. 10/6 or Fri. 10/7
Read Of Beetles and Angels
Oct. 17
Thurs.  10/6/16 - Fri. 10/7/16
Read Of Beetles and Angels
Oct. 17

Date
Assignment
Due Date
9/26/16
Read Of Beetles and Angels
Oct. 17
Begin studying for The House on Mango Street Test  (character identification, plot analysis, quote identification, figurative language, etc.)
Thursday
9/27/16 - 9/28/16
Do Character List Wkst. to help you study for The House on Mango Street test.
First part of test is tomorrow; the second half (writing part) is next Wed.
9/29/16
Read OB and A
Oct. 17
THOMS project is due Thursday.  The last class period we will be working on it is Tuesday.  If you feel you will need more time to complete the project, you will have to work on it outside of school.
Thursday 10/6
Essay part of THOMS test is Wed. 10/5 (Bring in the graphic organizer that you completed over the summer and your book; you can use both for the essay.)
Wed. 10/5

Date
Assignments
Due Date
9/19 - 9/22
Read Of Beetles and Angels
Oct. 17
**Work on vignette (min. 1 page - max. 3 pages, 12 font, double space, last 2 pages are the revise/edit sheet and rubric)
** Date changed to Mon.9/26
Make sure you have your free choice  summer reading completed by Fri. (Bring in the Summer Reading List sheet that should be signed by your parents.)
Fri.
Bring The House on Mango Street book to class.
9/23/16
Read Of Beetles and Angels
Oct. 17
**Work on vignette (min. 1 page - max. 3 pages, 12 font, double space, last 2 pages are the revise/edit sheet and rubric)
** Date changed to Mon.9/26
Make sure you bring THOMS book to class; if you have any supplies for your project, bring them to class as well.
Mon.  9/26

Date
Assignment
Due Date
9/12/16
Work on "Selfie" Worksheet
Tomorrow
Finish writing about your object.  It should include sensory language, dialogue, tone, and figurative language. Journal should tell us about your object and yourself.  Tone is tonight's goal.
Wed. 9/13/16
Start reading Of Beetles and Angels
9/13/16
Finish writing about your object.  It should include sensory language, dialogue, tone, and figurative language. Journal should tell us about your object and yourself. (Figurative language and sensory language -- tonight's goal.)
Tomorrow
If you have some extra time, read Of Beetles and Angels for a bit.
9/14/16
Read Of Beetles and Angels for about 10 min.
Due in a month
Finish annotating vignettes that we started in class.
tomorrow
Bring your completed journal to class tomorrow.
tomorrow
9/15/16
Read Of Beetles and Angels
Due in a month
Work on 1st draft of vignette for 20 minutes tonight.
We will work on it in class tomorrow; final copy is due Tues. 9/20
9/16/16
Read Of Beetles and Angels
Due in a month
Work on vignette for 20 minutes over the weekend.  Use the revise/edit sheet as a writing tool.
We will work on it in class on Monday for about 20 minutes.  The final copy is due Thurs. 9/22.  
Give Back-to-school Night letter to parents/guardians.

Date
Assignment
Due Date
9/7/16
Make sure you have finished reading The House on Mango Street by Monday.  Bring the book to class.
Mon.  9/12/16
9/8/16
Make sure you have finished reading The House on Mango Street by Monday.  Bring the book to class.
Mon.  9/12/16
Try to get your school supplies
Mon.  9/12
Work on you "Selfie" Wkst.
Tues.  9/13
9/9/16
Make sure you have finished reading The House on Mango Street by Monday.  Bring the book to class.
Mon.  9/12/16
Try to get your school supplies
Mon.  9/12
Work on you "Selfie" Wkst.
Tues.  9/13
Think about an object that has significant meaning for you  or an object that represents your qualities.
Mon.  9/12
Date
Assignment
Due Date