Friday, April 28, 2017

Homework Number 4-32 (04/28/2017)

Math
2015 State Test
numbers 11, 17, 18, 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, and 29

Study from your Math Bible.

Science
Read pages 496-502 in your textbook.  Identify some of the structures and habits of ants.  In a paragraph, compare and contrast ants and humans. Use the picture on page 496 for help.

Your Bodies and Buildings Project is due on Monday.

Diagram or Model:
25 points: attractive appearance
25 points: clear labels of body AND building terms (with correct spelling)
50 points: clearly demonstrates the ways that bodies and buildings are similar to each other


(Most students make a poster or chart with diagrams and content vocabulary words.  Other students make a physical model of a house or body and use labels to identify and compare different body and building parts.)

ELA
Write a paragraph analyzing the main character of your book.  Include these ideas in your writing:

  • What are the character's defining character traits?
  • What problem is he/she dealing with?
  • What is his/her/ motivation?  Why does the character take the actions he/she does?  What does the character want?

Social Studies
Read Document 4 on page 503.  Answer questions 4a and 4b.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Homework Number 4-31 (04/27/2017)

Math
Ready New York CCLS
page 12, number 25
page 46, number 43

2015 State Test questions
1, 4, 5, 6, 9, and 10

Science
Your Bodies and Buildings writing project is due tomorrow.  Please include the following:
1. a cover (name, title, and class)
2. a published piece
3. a plan

ELA
Coraline: pages 37 to 45
The Giver: pages 31 to 40
The Color of Water: pages 37 to 47
The Glass Castle: pages 40 to 50

Summarize your reading in your notebook.

Social Studies

  1. Read pages 516-521 in your textbook.  Identify three Civil War battles and give the dates.
  2. Look at the cartoon on page 469.  What do the five signs have in common?  Do these five topics suggest that America was the “Land of Opportunity” in the 1800s?  Explain in a paragraph.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Homework Number 4-30 (04/26/2017)

Math
Please complete State Exam Worksheet Practice Questions (Take Home Test).

Science
Read pages 490-491.  Compare and contrast the body systems of a mollusk to the organ systems of human.

The writing assignment for Bodies and Buildings is due on Friday.

  1. Include a detailed plan.  Follow the example on your sheet and underline all content vocabulary.
  2. You do not need to turn in a draft.  Include a published piece with a cover on top.  Follow the directions on your sheet.


Plan: The writing plan should show how you organized your work before you started writing the essay.  You must identify and underline all of the content words in the plan (25 points).

Writing Piece:
25 points: clear claim, organization, and command of writing conventions
25 points: accurate description of the way the human body works
25 points: accurate use of content vocabulary words (underline or highlight all content words)
25 points: clear descriptive comparison of a body and a building

Suggested Outline for your Bodies and Building Writing Assignment:
Paragraph One: Introduction with claim/thesis about the similarities found in bodies and buildings
Paragraph Two: A brief description of how two or more organ systems (example: digestive, circulatory, and respiratory) work together to maintain homeostasis(This paragraph should be long and detailed.  Use content vocabulary.)
Paragraph Three: A brief description of some of the parts in a building or house and how these parts work together to make this building comfortable to live in
Paragraph Four: A comparison of some (not all) of the body and building parts you described and how they perform similar jobs to maintain homeostasis
Paragraph Five: A conclusion explaining how looking at a house can help you understand how your body is formed and how it works


ELA
Homework Reading:

Coraline: pages 32 to 37
The Giver: pages 26 to 31
The Color of Water: pages 32 to 37
The Glass Castle: pages 35 to 40

Summarize your reading in a paragraph in your notebook.

Social Studies
Read and annotate the documents in your packet.  Answer all questions.  This work must be done by Thursday.  We will use this packet to write an essay in class that answers the following question:

“How did slavery increase conflict and sectionalism in the United States?”

Be sure to write a number on each document so that you can cite it.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Homework Number 4-29 (04/25/2017)

Math
NYCCLS Math Assessment Book

Probability

Book Number 1
Page 20, numbers 38,46, 49, 53, and 57

Book Number 2
page 44,  numbers 3, 12, 15, and 34

Science
The writing assignment for Bodies and Buildings is due on Friday.

  1. Include a detailed plan.  Follow the example on your sheet and underline all content vocabulary.
  2. You do not need to turn in a draft.  Include a published piece with a cover on top.  Follow the directions on your sheet.

Plan: The writing plan should show how you organized your work before you started writing the essay.  You must identify and underline all of the content words in the plan (25 points).

Writing Piece:
25 points: clear claim, organization, and command of writing conventions
25 points: accurate description of the way the human body works
25 points: accurate use of content vocabulary words (underline or highlight all content words)
25 points: clear descriptive comparison of a body and a building

Suggested Outline for your Bodies and Building Writing Assignment:
Paragraph One: Introduction with claim/thesis about the similarities found in bodies and buildings
Paragraph Two: A brief description of how two or more organ systems (example: digestive, circulatory, and respiratory) work together to maintain homeostasis(This paragraph should be long and detailed.  Use content vocabulary.)
Paragraph Three: A brief description of some of the parts in a building or house and how these parts work together to make this building comfortable to live in
Paragraph Four: A comparison of some (not all) of the body and building parts you described and how they perform similar jobs to maintain homeostasis
Paragraph Five: A conclusion explaining how looking at a house can help you understand how your body is formed and how it works


ELA
1. Homework Reading:

Coraline: pages 26 to 31
The Giver: pages 20 to 25
The Color of Water: pages 26 to 31
The Glass Castle: pages 29 to 34

Summarize your reading in a paragraph in your notebook.

2. Use each of your vocabulary words in a new and original sentence.


Social Studies
Read and annotate the documents in your packet.  Answer all questions.  This work must be done by Thursday.  We will use this packet to write an essay in class that answers the following question:

“How did slavery increase conflict and sectionalism in the United States?”

Be sure to write a number on each document so that you can cite it.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Homework Number 4-28 (04/24/2017)

Math
CCLS Math Assessment
page 11, number 23
page 50, number 13
page 53, number 19
page 60, number 33

Science
Read pages 485-489 and answer questions 1-4 on page 489.

Your Bodies and Buildings writing assignment is due on Friday.


The poster or model is due on Monday.


ELA
1. Copy the new Word Gen words and definitions into your vocabulary notebook.
2. In a paragraph in your notebook, answer the following question: How does your book address the theme of "family troubles"?

Social Studies
Please read pages 493-497 in your textbook.  Answer questions 1 a,b, and 3 a,b, and c on page 497 in your notebook.  


Friday, April 21, 2017

Homework Number 4-27 (04/21/2017)

Math
Ready New York CCLS Mathematics Assessment Book
page 76, number 58
page 74, number 56
page 68, number 50
page 65, number 41

Science

Read pages 482-484 in your textbook.  

Answer questions 1-3 on page 484.

ELA
Rewrite the essay we checked over in class today.  Final draft/published piece due on Monday.

Social Studies
Read the green “Primary Source” boxes on pages 491 and 494.  

1. Answer the “Analysis” question for each source.
2. In a sentence for each source, identify the author’s claim.


Thursday, April 20, 2017

Homework Number 4-26 (04/20/2017)

Math
Ready New York CCLS Mathematics Assessment Book
page 6, numbers 11 and 13
page 15, numbers 29 and 30
page 21, number 39
page 38, number 57

Finish Rounds 8 and 9.

Science
The plan for your Bodies and Buildings Project is due Tomorrow.  You must have a clear claim/thesis, a topic sentence for each body paragraph.  Identify the content vocabulary that you plan on using.  Vocabulary must be underlined.

www.homebuildingmanual.com/Glossary.htm



Parts of a House (Wikipedia)


Your "Bodies and Buildings Project” will have two parts:
1. Write an organized essay (with a plan) that describes the way that two or moreorgan systems work together to keep our body in a condition of homeostasis; include at least 10 content vocabulary words.
In the body of your essay, use 5-10 building vocabulary words to compare a body to a building (or a house).  All content vocabulary words must be underlined. 

2. Create a labeled diagram or a model that illustrates some of the information in your writing piece.


You will receive three grades for your work:

Plan: The writing plan should show how you organized your work before you started writing the essay.  You must identify and underline all of the content words in the plan (25 points).

Writing Piece:
25 points: clear claim, organization, and command of writing conventions
25 points: accurate description of the way the human body works
25 points: accurate use of content vocabulary words (underline or highlight all content words)
25 points: clear descriptive comparison of a body and a building

Suggested Outline for your Bodies and Building Writing Assignment:
Paragraph One: Introduction with claim/thesis about the similarities found in bodies and buildings
Paragraph Two: A brief description of how two or more organ systems (example: digestive, circulatory, and respiratory) work together to maintain homeostasis(This paragraph should be long and detailed.  Use content vocabulary.)
Paragraph Three: A brief description of some of the parts in a building or house and how these parts work together to make this building comfortable to live in
Paragraph Four: A comparison of some (not all) of the body and building parts you described and how they perform similar jobs to maintain homeostasis
Paragraph Five: A conclusion explaining how looking at a house can help you understand how your body is formed and how it works

Diagram or Model:
25 points: attractive appearance
25 points: clear labels of body AND building terms (with correct spelling)
50 points: clearly demonstrates the ways that bodies and buildings are similar to each other


(Most students make a poster or chart with diagrams and content vocabulary words.  Other students make a physical model of a house or body and use labels to identify and compare different body and building parts.)


ELA
Rewrite the essay we checked over in class today.  Final draft/published piece due on Monday.

Social Studies
Please read 440-442.  Examine the picture and text boxes on page 441.  Then, write a paragraph that describes some of the problems and conflicts faced by Americans during the middle 1800s.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Homework Number 4-25 (04/19/2017)

Math
Ready NY CCLS Math Assessment Book
page 48, number 9
page 58, numbers 27-28
page 66, number 44
page 68 numbers 48
page 71, number 53

Science
The plan for your Bodies and Buildings Project is due on Friday.  You must have a clear claim/thesis, a topic sentence for each body paragraph.  Identify the content vocabulary that you plan on using.  Vocabulary must be underlined.

www.homebuildingmanual.com/Glossary.htm




Parts of a House (Wikipedia)


Your "Bodies and Buildings Project” will have two parts:

1. Write an organized essay (with a plan) that describes the way that two or more organ systems work together to keep our body in a condition of homeostasis; include at least 10 content vocabulary words.
In the body of your essay, use 5-10 building vocabulary words to compare a body to a building (or a house).  All content vocabulary words must be underlined. 

2. Create a labeled diagram or a model that illustrates some of the information in your writing piece.


You will receive three grades for your work:

Plan: The writing plan should show how you organized your work before you started writing the essay.  You must identify and underline all of the content words in the plan (25 points).

Writing Piece:
25 points: clear claim, organization, and command of writing conventions
25 points: accurate description of the way the human body works
25 points: accurate use of content vocabulary words (underline or highlight all content words)
25 points: clear descriptive comparison of a body and a building

Suggested Outline for your Bodies and Building Writing Assignment:
Paragraph One: Introduction with claim/thesis about the similarities found in bodies and buildings
Paragraph Two: A brief description of how two or more organ systems (example: digestive, circulatory, and respiratory) work together to maintain homeostasis (This paragraph should be long and detailed.  Use content vocabulary.)
Paragraph Three: A brief description of some of the parts in a building or house and how these parts work together to make this building comfortable to live in
Paragraph Four: A comparison of some (not all) of the body and building parts you described and how they perform similar jobs to maintain homeostasis
Paragraph Five: A conclusion explaining how looking at a house can help you understand how your body is formed and how it works

Diagram or Model:
25 points: attractive appearance
25 points: clear labels of body AND building terms (with correct spelling)
50 points: clearly demonstrates the ways that bodies and buildings are similar to each other


(Most students make a poster or chart with diagrams and content vocabulary words.  Other students make a physical model of a house or body and use labels to identify and compare different body and building parts.)



ELA
Copy your paragraph/summary onto loose-leaf.  This work will be collected tomorrow.


Social Studies
“How did slavery cause increased sectionalism and conflict in the United States?”
Create an outline for this essay question.  
1. Identify a claim and counterclaim
2. write a topic sentence for each paragraph
3. What kind of evidence would you use in each paragraph?