Friday, September 30, 2016

Homework Number 1-16 (09/30/2016)

Math

Science
Edit, revise, and rewrite the paragraph you wrote about the rock cycle (draft and publish on loose-leaf). Use at least five content vocabulary words.  I will collect both copies tomorrow and grade your published copy (50 points)


Grading Rubric
I can:

  1. Write a neat, organized paragraph with a title (10 points)
  2. Include and underline at least five vocabulary words (10 points)
  3. Include a draft and a final copy that shows evidence of revision (10 points)
  4. Correctly describe the science concepts that are an important part of the rock cycle. (20 points)

ELA
Rewrite your essay by working on one paragraph per night.  Neat, polished copies are due on Wednesday.

Social Studies
Your DBQ essay is due on Wednesday.  Include the following:

  1. a cover with a title and your name and class
  2. the published copy (100 points)
  3. a draft (25 points)
  4. your writing plan (50 points)
  5. the documents (50 points)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Homework Number 1-15 (09/29/2016)

LAST CALL!
If we do not have permission slips by tomorrow (09/30), I will have to cancel the trip to High Rock.  PLEASE bring in your signed slip along with $3.

Math
Please complete your worksheet on fractions.

Science
1. Please copy "The Rock Cycle" figure on page 81 of your science textbook onto white paper (use color if possible).  Use a few words to describe what is happening during each step of the cycle.
2. On loose-leaf, write a paragraph that summarizes your figure.  

ELA
Rewrite your edited introduction and first body paragraph on loose-leaf paper.  Write in ink and do not skip lines.

Finish pages 30-31 in Codex.

Social Studies
The first draft of your entire essay is due tomorrow.  Include your planning page and your document set.  Type or write on loose-leaf.

(If you would like to publish early, use the rubric below as a guide. I will give a +5 to any student who hands in a published piece tomorrow, but the published piece is not due until Wednesday.) PLEASE NOTE: You are not responsible for providing a counterclaim for this essay. You will not lose points for failing to include a counterclaim.





Essay Scoring Rubric with Success Criteria

Success Criteria
I can use some additional support.
I am getting it, but need to keep working on it.  
I have evidence that I can . . .
I can write an introduction about the topic that includes background information and a clear, specific thesis. (10 points)



I can write clear body paragraphs with topic sentences, supporting evidence, and a summarizing sentence.
(20 points)



I can use and cite accurate evidence that supports my claim and identify the evidence as primary or secondary. (20 points)



I can write clear, specific links that explain how my evidence supports the claim in my thesis. (20 points)



I can write a clear counterclaim in a separate paragraph and explain how my claim is stronger than the counterclaim.
(10 points)



I can demonstrate a clear plan of organization, and I have the required number of paragraphs, including a conclusion. (10 points)



I can spell the important content words for this essay and demonstrate that I am practicing the writing skills we learned in class.
(10 points)






Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Homework Number 1-14 (09/28/2016)

Math
You have no new homework.

Science
Complete and decorate your science dictionary (11 words).  Bring it with you to class every day.

1.rock
2. mineral
3. atom
4. properties of minerals
5. crystal shape:
6. cleavage and fracture:
7. color:
8. streak:
9. luster:
10. hardness:
11. specific gravity:

ELA
In your vocabulary notebook, use all four of the new academic vocabulary words (p. 26) in sentences.

Social Studies
Essay Question: “How advanced were the Mayan, Aztec, and Incan civilizations?  What were their major accomplishments?”

You should have an introduction and a body for your DBQ (type or write on loose-leaf).  The planning sheet should be complete, including the triangle on the bottom (conclusion).

If you are able to complete your draft on your own, please do so.  You will have no new homework tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Homework Number 1-13 (09/27/2016)

Please Bring in your permission slip and money for the High Rock trip. The cost of the trip is $3. Exact change is appreciated.

Math
Study for the test on fractions tomorrow.

Science
You will have a graded exit slip (25 points) that requires using three of the science words from your homework.  Pick three, and use each of these words in a sentence that proves you understand the meaning.  Use your class notes and textbook (pages 63-66) for help.


Properties of Minerals:

  1. crystal shape:
  2. cleavage and fracture:
  3. color:
  4. streak:
  5. luster:
  6. hardness:
  7. specific gravity:

ELA
Copy the words and definitions from page 26 into your vocabulary notebook.

Social Studies
Essay Question: “How advanced were the Mayan, Aztec, and Indian civilizations?  What were their major accomplishments?”

The body paragraph of your DBQ is due tomorrow.  Use your planning page to write two or three body paragraphs that use specific evidence from the documents.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Please Bring in your permission slip and money for the High Rock trip. The cost of the trip is $3. Exact change is appreciated.

Homework Number 1-12 (09/26/2016)

Math
Blue Handbook
page 118, numbers 5-6, 18-19, and 29-30.
Complete the review sheet for the test on Wednesday.



Science
Read pages 63-66 in your textbook.  
Give definitions for the following mineral properties:


Properties of Minerals:

  1. crystal shape:
  2. cleavage and fracture:
  3. color:
  4. streak:
  5. luster:
  6. hardness:
  7. specific gravity:

Please Bring in your permission slip and money for the High Rock trip. The cost of the trip is $3. Exact change is appreciated.

ELA
On a sheet of loose-leaf, use the academic vocabulary words from page 10 in sentences.

Social Studies
Essay Question: “How advanced were the Mayan, Aztec, and Indian civilizations?  What were their major accomplishments?”


  1. The introduction section of your planning page is due tomorrow.  (Write on the handout.)
  2. Use the handout to write an introduction to your essay on loose-leaf.  Underline the claim/thesis.
If possible, watch some of the presidential debate at 9pm.  (Don’t stay up too late!)

Friday, September 23, 2016

Math
Blue Book
page 110, numbers 8-11
page 111, numbers 12-15
page 112, numbers 16-19

Science
Compare the scientific method with the storytelling method.  How are they similar?  How are they different?  Provide specific examples to support your writing.  (Write one paragraph in your notebook.)

ELA
Write the third body paragraph of your essay in your notebook.

Social Studies
Finish the documents 1-6. Leave nothing blank. You DO NOT have to write the essay.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Homework Number 1-10 (09/22/2016)

Math
Complete the worksheets on adding and subtracting.

Science
1. Write and answer three questions using latitude and longitude.
2. Write and answer three questions using scale.
3. Write and answer three questions using compass directions (north, south, east and west).

Complete this assignment in your notebook.

ELA
Write the first body paragraph of your literary essay in your classwork notebook.

Social Studies
  1. Read and annotate page 51 of the document set that you received in class today.
  2. Answer the question for Document 1 (on the top of page 52).

Map Quiz on Tuesday

World Map (5 points each)
1. Label the five oceans.
2. Label the sevencontinents.
3. Label the UnitedStates of America.
4. Label the equator and the prime meridian.


United States Map (3 points each)
1. Label New York,Texas, and Florida.
2. Label Canada and Mexico.
3. Label theAtlantic and Pacific oceans.
4. Label the Gulf of Mexico

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Homework Number 1-9 (09/21/2016)

Math
Blue Book
page 103, numbers 17-25
page 107, numbers 6-9

Complete both worksheets: Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

Science
  1. Redraw the contour/topographical map of your hill.  Label each contour line  on white paper.
  2. Describe the procedure ( give steps in list form) for making the map and identify the scale on loose-leaf.  

I will collect and grade you work.  (25 points)


Grading Rubric (5 points each)

I can:
1. Neatly present the lines on the map.
2. Draw at least three different levels.
3. Label the lines on the contour map with the correct elevation in meters.
4. Identify the scale on the bottom of the page (1mm = 1 meters).
5. Include a clear procedure in writing on a separate sheet of paper.



ELA
Respond with a well-written paragraph (5-7 sentences in your classroom notebook):

Imagine you were raised in a different time or a different place.  Describe this alternate setting of your life, and explain how it would make you a different person.  Be creative and have fun with the writing!

Social Studies
“This is the way the world began. . . .”  Tell the story of the creation of our universe.  Write with a voice like a Viking Skald poet.  Write in the first person and use “I”.  Use at least one piece of specific evidence from the video.  (On loose-leaf, draft and publish)

Map Quiz on Tuesday