8th grade activities for the week of 3/23

Good Morning 8th graders! I miss you all! Please let me know if I can do anything to help you this week.

Again, we will be providing students with an outline for daily activities, but this week’s assignments will not be due until Friday, 3/27/2020.

Monday 3/23/2020 or Task 1:

  • We will be continuing our study of Night using the online PDF and Audio Book. Please finish the book by reading all of chapter 8 and 9 (pages 104-115)
  • Mrs. Carnes and I will be sending out a study guide and hosting a study session on Wednesday at 2 p.m. via Zoom. I will post the link on Wednesday morning.

Tuesday 3/24/2020 or Task 2:

  • Complete comprehension questions on chapter 8 and 9 of Night.

Wednesday 3/25/2020 or Task 3:

Thursday 3/26/2020 or Task 4:

  • Use the form below to complete a summative assessment over Night. You may use the book and any resources you have.

Friday 3/27/2020 or Task 5:

  • Read the assigned Newsela article titled, “A Holocaust Tale on Instagram”, answer the four questions, and complete the writing task.
    • Log into clever (the same way you did for the Social Studies DBQ)
    • Locate the Newsela app (you might have to use the search bar)
    • Click on the app and complete assigned reading and questions

7th grade activities for the week of 3/23

Good Morning 7th graders! I miss you all! Please let me know if I can do anything to help you this week.

Below is a video link to show you how to get to your assignments this week.


General Information for the Week: 

This week, we will be using an issue of Scholastic Scope Magazine (Sept. 2019). Each day, you will complete a different task and record your answers on a Word document.  Make a copy of this Answer Response Page and add your answers as you move through each daily assignment.  (You may want to name your answer response page, “ELA and Lit Apps March 23-27”.)  On Friday, once this week’s assignments are complete, you will share this document with  both your ELA and Lit Apps teacher.

How to Access Scope Magazine: 

• Visit Scope.Scholastic.com   Choose login.
• Scope STUDENT  access code: DURHAM2020
• Click “All Issues” and find the September 2019 Issue to complete these activities

Monday’s Assignment (3/23)

• Read the article, “Grammar Makes a Superhero.”
• Complete the Grammar Superhero Activity by recording your answers on your “Answer Response Page.”  *You will add to this page tomorrow.  Do not share it until Friday.

Tuesday’s Assignment (3/24)

Today you will complete a task to help you preview 11 vocabulary words you will encounter in an article we will read on Wednesday.

Complete this Vocabulary Preview Handout.  Record your answers on the same Word document you started yesterday.  Do not share any of your work with me today.  I will give you directions on how to submit this week’s work on Friday.

TIP:  There is an audio recording of these 11 words on the Scope.Scholastic.com site.  The audio of these 11 vocabulary words is at the very bottom of the text, “I Live in a Refugee Camp” in the September 2019 issue.

Wednesday’s Assignment (3/25)

WATCH THIS FIRST:  Today’s Assignment Instructional Video

  1. Log in to Scope.Scholastic.com (password: durham2020)
  2.  Locate September 2019 edition
  3.  Select the narrative nonfiction text, “I Live in a Refugee Camp”
  4.  Watch the preview video (at bottom of text on left side)
  5.  Read the text TWO times (There is audio of the text if you prefer to listen.  Be sure to track with your eyes, however.)
  6.  That’s it for today.  You will complete an assignment with this text tomorrow.

Thursday’s Assignment (3/26)

Assignment: “I Live in a Refugee Camp” Comprehension Questions 

Turn In: You should add today’s assignment to your ongoing Word document.  DO NOT turn this in today.  You will submit all of this week’s assignments tomorrow.

Yesterday, you read “I Live in a Refugee Camp” in the September 2019 edition of Scope magazine.  Today’s assignment is to answer comprehension questions from this text.  Remember to use the text to answer these questions. For the last two questions, which are constructed responses, be sure to use the R.A.C.E. strategy. You should refer back to the text to get your text evidence.  You have notes on the R.A.C.E. strategy in your spiral notebook.

You will write your answers on the same Word document you’ve been adding to this week.  (It’s the document with your grammar superhero and vocabulary assignments.)

Friday’s Assignment (3/27)

Assignment:  Choose a text from the September 2019 edition of Scope magazine to read.  Afterwards, write a summary of the article including anything new or interesting you learned.  Your summary should be a paragraph. (roughly 4-7 sentences)  Write your summary on the Word document (answer response page) you’ve been writing this week’s assignments on.

To turn in your assignments for the week use the links below:

Mrs. Dillard’s classes link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-x3OL5-ROEmquMR_D8kYLTLGWKML_6VDu5_7u_DbFs9UOFhETTVWNEg1MkM5VDNWN0ZaNVBYRjJOQy4u

Mrs. Gray’s classes: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=-x3OL5-ROEmquMR_D8kYLXSb6mZgc3xNkZgEE_XMa2dUQzBMNVQ5Wk1BWUZOREREMlpXU0lZOE44WS4u


6th grade activities for the week of 3/23

Good Morning! I miss seeing all of your smiling faces. I hope you are doing well. Please let me know if you need any assistance.

The video link below shows you how to complete your assignments for the week.


Assignment Requirements: (Standard ELAGSE6W2)

  1. Introduce a topic, organize ideas using compare and contrast
  2. Develop topic with relevant facts and details
  3. Use appropriate transitions
  4. Use precise language and domain specific vocabulary from text
  5. Maintain formal tone
  6. Provide a concluding statement

Monday’s Assignment Resource Links (3/23): 

“Robot Dog vs. Real Dog” 

Compare and Contrast Graphic Organizer (Pre-Writing) 

Turn In Your “Robot Dog vs. Real Dog” Compare and Contrast Paragraph HERE

*Continue reading for 20 minutes each day.  Continue keeping a reading log with a parent signature.  If you’re running out of printed text at home, the Cobb County Library is offering digital book check out and you can also access Scholastic Scope magazine from home. Happy Reading! 🙂

Tuesday’s Assignments (3/24):

  1. Have you turned in your Robot Dog vs. Real Dog compare and contrast paragraph from Monday?  If not, be sure to submit this assignment.   Please do not share your paragraph with me through Office 365.  The directions for submitting this paragraph are on Monday’s post.  A step-by-step video is there to help as well.
  2. Since the ELA and Lit Apps classes have joined together this week, today’s assignment can be found on your Lit Apps teacher’s blog.  Please check there for today’s assignment.  (*If you do not have a Lit Apps class, please check your reading or math support teacher’s blog for today’s assignment.)
  3.  Continue to read for 20 minutes today and log your reading on your reading log.  Remember, you will turn in your reading log when we return to school.

Wednesday’s Assignments (3/25):

  1. Watch this Internal and External Conflict Video
  2. Read “If I Were a Superhero” TWO times.  (Tip:  You can find the audio of this text on the light blue bar underneath the title.  Remember to track with your eyes if you use the audio.)
  3. Click HERE to complete the assignment for this text. Be sure to answer each question in a complete sentence. This assignment is due today.

Thursday’s Assignment (3/26)

Assignment: Write a superhero story with internal and external conflict

Turn InUpload your Superhero Story HERE

Yesterday, you read “If I Were a Superhero”.  Now you get to write a superhero tale of your own!  Here are the details:

If you were a superhero, what would your story be?  If you need some inspiration, use this Superhero Name Generator to get ideas.  Once you have your superhero character in mind, brainstorm and write down the internal and external conflict your invented character will face.  Then, write a short story about your character stopping a bank robbery.  Be sure to develop your superhero’s internal and external conflict in your story.  When you’re finished, please upload it on the Form listed above.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  I do not want you to spend a long time on your story.  Simply demonstrate knowledge of internal and external conflict.

Friday’s Assignment (3/27)

Read for 20 minutes and continue logging your time on your reading log.  Remember to get a parent signature for each day.

Today’s assignment is from your Lit Apps teacher.  Please go to your Lit Apps teacher’s blog for today’s assignment.  IF you do not have Lit Apps, continue following the blog for either math or reading success.

7th grade activities for the week of 3/16/20

7th Grade ELA/Lit Apps  

Week of March 16-20, 2020 

Remote Learning Assignment 

Assignment:  Argumentative Essay Final Draft 

Due Date:  Friday, March 20, 2020 by 4 p.m. 

Turn In Location:  SpringBoard Revision Assistant 

 Your assignment this week is to write the FINAL draft of your argument essay.  Type your essay in a Word Doc.  Then use the Directions for Using Turnitin Revision Assistant handout (link below)  for step-by-step directions for how to use the Revision Assistant tool to get feedback on your essay.  Remember, you may revise and do a “signal check” as many times as you would like before submitting it to your teacher for a grade through Revision Assistant.   


Grading rubric linked below:


If you have any questions, please email your teacher.  We are here to help YOU! 😊