Katy Lapajne
Teacher, 8th Grade English

(310) 457-6801 x74226
klapajne@smmusd.org

Welcome to Mrs. Lapajne's Homework Website!


Final Exams for 8th Grade Only

Friday, June 2 = Periods 3 and 6

Tuesday, June 6 = Periods 1 and 4

Wednesday, June 7 = Periods 2 and 5

 

 
Week: May 29 - June 2, 2017
 
Monday:

1) Finish reading To Kill a Mockingbird by W/Th so we can review it before your final exam.
2) Bring To Kill a Mockingbird to class on your final exam day so you can return it to the library.
3) Review all 70 vocabulary words for the final exam.

4) Review all past quizzes, in-class work and reading guide questions for the final exam.
5) Review your Character Log for the final exam.


 Tuesday: same as last night
 
Wednesday:  

same as Monday
 
Thursday:

same as Monday
 
Friday:

Have a great weekend!

Week: May 22 - May 26, 2017
 
Monday:

1) Finish reading chapters 21-23 by W/Th.
2) Prepare for Literature Circle #4 on W/Th. This is our last one!
3) Review vocabulary words for chapters 1-25 for a 
quiz Friday.
4) Finish read chapters 24 and 25 by Friday.
5) Review main ideas/characters/events in chapters 21-25 for a 
quiz Friday.

 Tuesday: same as last night
 
Wednesday:  

same as Monday
 
Thursday:

same as Monday
 
Friday:

Have a great weekend. 

 
Week: May 15 - May 19, 2017
 
Monday:

1) Finish reading chapters 16-18 by W/Th.
2) Prepare for Literature Circle #3 on W/Th.
3) Prepare for your Exit Interview. Interviews are this week!
4) Review vocabulary words for chapters 1-20 for a 
quiz Friday.
5) Finish read chapters 19 and 20 by Friday.
6) Review main ideas/characters/events in chapters 16-20 for a 
quiz Friday.

 Tuesday: same as last night
 
Wednesday:  

same as Monday
 
Thursday:

same as Monday
 
Friday:

Have a great weekend. 
 
Week: May 8 - May 12, 2017
 
Monday:

1) Finish reading chapters 11-13 by W/Th.
2) Prepare for Literature Circle #2 on W/Th.
3) Prepare for your Exit Interview. We will have a "final draft" mock interview in class on W/Th.
4) Review vocabulary words for chapters 11-15 for a
quiz Friday.
5) Finish read chapters 14 and 15 by Friday.
6) Review main ideas/characters/events in chapters 11-15 for a
quiz Friday.

 Tuesday: same as last night
 
Wednesday:  

same as Monday
 
Thursday:

same as Monday
 
Friday:

Have a great weekend. 
 
Week: May 1 - 5, 2017
 
Monday:

1.  Prepare for your Exit Interview. Interviews begin May 15th!

2.  Read chapters 6 and 7 by tomorrow.

3. Review vocabulary and main events for a quiz this Friday.

4.  Update your Character Log as you read.
  

 Tuesday:
The homework is the same as last night, except read chapters 8 and 9 by tomorrow.

 
Wednesday:  

The homework is the same as last night, except read chapter 10 by Friday.
 
Thursday:

same as last night; QUIZ TOMORROW on main events in chapters 1-10 and vocabulary words from chapters 1-10.
 
Friday:

Have a great weekend!
 
Week: April 24 - April 28, 2017
 
Monday:

 1. Read chapters 1-3 of To Kill a Mockingbird by W/Th.  Finish chapters 4 and 5 by Friday.

2.  Answer all reading guide questions for chapters 1-5 by Friday.

3.  Prepare for Exit Interviews. They will be held May 15th - May 19th.

 Tuesday: same as last night
 
Wednesday:  

1. Return initialed field trip permission slip (with new date) by Friday.

2.  Finish reading chapters 4 and 5 by Friday and complete all reading guide questions by Friday.
 
Thursday:

same as last night
 
Friday:

Have a great weekend!
 
Week: April 17 - April 21, 2017
 
Monday:

 The only homework this week is to get enough sleep and try your best on state testing.  

 Tuesday: same as last night
 
Wednesday:  

same as last night
 
Thursday:

same as last night
 
Friday:

Have a great weekend!

 
Week: March 27 - March 31, 2017
 
Monday:

 Know all definitions for the eight persuasive techniques on page 928. We will have a 15-point quiz on these terms and on argument/persuasion on W//Th.

 Tuesday: same as last night
 
Wednesday:  

same as last night
 
Thursday:

Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes or more.
 
Friday:

Have a great spring break! State testing will start the day you return from spring break.  Bring earbuds Monday if you have them.



Week: March 20 - March 24, 2017
 
Monday:

 Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes or more.

 Tuesday: same as last night
 
Wednesday:  

1.  Finish today's class work if you didn't complete it during class.  The class work was to read pages 933-940 and answer #1-5 on page 941 in your teal textbook.  You also need to use the information from pages 933-940 to write an argumentative paragraph (using evidence) for this prompt:  "Should zoos be banned?"

2.  Bring a silent reading book to class on Friday.
 
Thursday:

same as last night
 
Friday:

Have a great weekend. 
 
Week: March 13 - March 17, 2017
 
Monday:

1. The rough draft of your argumentative essay (typed in Google doc.s and printed out before class) is due tomorrow, March 14.

2. Bring an SSR book to class all week.

 Tuesday: 1. The revised, typed, printed out final draft of your essay and Works Cited page (with peer edited rough draft and grading rubric stapled to the back) is due Monday, March 20.

2. Bring an SSR book to class all week.

 
Wednesday:  

same as last night

 
Thursday:

same as last night
 
Friday:

Have a great weekend!  The revised, typed, printed out final draft of your essay and Works Cited page (with peer edited rough draft and grading rubric stapled to the back) is due this coming Monday, March 20.
 
Week: March 6 - March 10, 2017
 
Monday:

1. The rough draft of your argumentative essay (typed in Google doc.s and printed out before class) is due Tuesday, March 14.

2. If you want to choose your own argumentative essay topic, tomorrow is the ONLY day you have to turn in your topic for approval.

 Tuesday:  same as #1 above

 
Wednesday:  

The rough draft of your argumentative essay (typed in Google doc.s and printed out before class) is due  Tuesday, March 14.

 
Thursday:

same as last night
 
Friday:

Have a great weekend!
Week: February 27-March 3, 2017
 
Monday:

 1.  Finish class work by W/Th. (Read pages 235-243 in the Collections hard cover textbook and answer #1-6 on page 244.)


 Tuesday: same as last night
 
Wednesday:  

1.  The "Penny Performance Task" is due Friday.

2.  Bring a silent reading book to class on Friday.
 
Thursday:

same as last night
 
Friday:

Have a great weekend. 
Week: February 20 - 24, 2017
 
Monday:

 no school

 Tuesday: Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes or more.
 
Wednesday:  

Finish class work by Friday (pages 2-7 in the Performance Assessment booklet).
 
Thursday:

same as last night
 
Friday:

Have a great weekend. 

Week: February 13 - 17, 2017
 
Monday:

Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes or more.

 Tuesday: Finish today's class work by Wednesday / Thursday (page 27, #1-5 and page 28, #1-5 in the Study Sync booklet)
 
Wednesday:  

Finish class work by Friday.
 
Thursday:

Finish class work by tomorrow. 
 
Friday:

Have a great weekend. 
 


Week:  February 6 - 10, 2017
 
Monday:

1.  Bring your novel and notes to class tomorrow for day #2 of in-class essay writing.

2.  The signed field trip permission slip is due this Friday, February 10th.

 Tuesday: 1.  Review for tomorrow's multiple choice test on The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.
2.  The signed field trip permission slip is due this Friday.

 
Wednesday:  

same as Tuesday
 
Thursday:

The signed field trip permission slip is due tomorrow!

 
Friday:

Have a great weekend. 


Week:  January 30 - February 3, 2017 
 
Monday:

1. Finish reading chapters 16-20 (finish the book) by Friday.

2.  Finish side two of handout (page 25) by Friday.

3.  "Power of Words" decorated note card with explanation and rubric glued to back is due this W/Th.

 Tuesday: same as above
 
Wednesday:  

1.  Finish The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Friday and finish side two of the handout (page 25) by Friday.

2. You will write your in-class essay on Monday, so bring notes and your book to class on Monday.
 
Thursday:

same as last night
 
Friday:

Bring your notes and novel to class Monday for your in-class essay.
  
Week:  January 23 - 27, 2017 
 
Monday:

1.  Finish reading chapter 10 if you didn't finish during class.

2. Review chapters 1-10 for a 10-point quiz on these chapters tomorrow. You will be required to write short responses for the quiz.

 Tuesday: 1.  Read chapters 11 and 12 by Wednesday/Thursday.

2.  Write one summary paragraph for chapter 11 and one summary paragraph for chapter 12 by Wednesday/Thursday.  Use a topic sentence, important supporting details and a concluding sentence. Typing is optional.
 
Wednesday:  

1.  Finish reading chapters 13-15 (including 15) by Friday.  Be prepared to answer questions about these chapters in class on Friday.
 
Thursday:

same as last night
 
Friday:

Enjoy the weekend!
Week:  January 16 - 20, 2017 
 
Monday:

no school / no homework

 Tuesday: 1.  The revised, typed final draft of your winter break paragraph (with the rough draft and rubric stapled to the back) is due this Friday, January 20.  Use 12 point, Times or Arial font and one inch margins. 
2.  Read chapters 4 and 5 of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by tomorrow / Thursday and write a one paragraph summary FOR EACH chapter. Use a topic sentence, important supporting details, transition words and a concluding statement FOR EACH summary.  (You should have TWO paragraphs tomorrow/ Thursday. Typing is optional.)
 
Wednesday:  

1.  Read chapters 6 - 9 (including chapter 9) of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Friday.
2.  Complete side one of the handout (page 24) by Friday.
3. The revised, typed final draft of your winter break paragraph (with the rough draft and rubric stapled to the back) is due this Friday, January 20.  Use 12 point, Times or Arial font and one inch margins. 

 
Thursday:

same as last night
 
Friday:

Enjoy the weekend!
 
Week:  January 9 - 13, 2017 
 
Monday:

no school / no homework

 Tuesday: Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes or more tonight and every night.
 
Wednesday:  

1.  Read chapters 1 and 2 of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Friday.
2.  The Study Guide questions for chapters 1-3 are due Tuesday.  Use complete sentences and textual evidence (with page numbers cited) whenever possible.
 
Thursday:

same as last night
 
Friday:

If you didn't finish reading chapter 3 and/or the Study Guide questions for chapters 1-3 in class today, complete these by Tuesday.
 
Week:  December 19-December 23, 2016 
 
Monday:

1.  Review for the final exam.

 Tuesday: same as above
 
Wednesday:  

same as above
 
Thursday:

no homework
 
Friday:

Have a great break! 
Week:  December 12--December 16, 2016 
 
Monday:

1. Finish reading pages 522-533 by tomorrow and update your Character Log.

2.  Review vocabulary for the final exam.

 Tuesday: 1.  Finish today's class work if you didn't finish it in class (p. 542, #1, 2, 3, 5 and 6.)
 
Wednesday:  

Review for the final exam.
 
Thursday:

same as last night
 
Friday:

Have a great weekend!
 

Week: December 5 - December 9, 2016 
 Monday:  Review your class notes from 11/28 and the main ideas and terms from the historical background packet (notes completed in class on 11/29) for a quiz tomorrow, Tuesday, December 6th.

 Tuesday: 1. Update your Character Analysis Chart for The Diary of Anne Frank, Act I.
2. We will have a 10-point reading quiz on Act I of The Diary of Anne Frank this Friday.
3. Review the vocabulary for Act I. (You will be tested on this on our final exam.)
4.  Finish reading pages 486-496 if you didn't finish during class.

 Wednesday:  
1.  Finish reading Act I (pages 497-519) by Friday if you didn't finish reading this during class.
2. Be prepared for a 10-point reading quiz this Friday on main characters and important events in Act I.

 Thursday: same as above

 Friday: Have a great weekend!
 
Week: November 28--December 2, 2016 
 Monday: 1.  Review Conventions Packet #2 for a 20-point quiz this W/Th.
2.  Review the main ideas and the Holocaust terms from our historical background packet (studied in class this week) for a quiz Tuesday, December 6th.

 Tuesday: same as above
 Wednesday:  
same as above
 Thursday: same as above
 Friday: Have a great weekend!
 
Week: November 21-25, 2016 
 Monday: Study for the Constitution exam tomorrow.

 Tuesday: Read a book of your choice.
 Wednesday:  
Enjoy the long weekend!
 Thursday: no school
 Friday: no school
Week: November 14-18, 2016 
 Monday: 1.  Review your Conventions Packet for a quiz this Friday, November 18th.
2. This Friday, you will also have a quiz on main characters and main ideas in "Flowers for Algernon."  Review your reading responses from class to prepare. 
3.  Finish class work if you weren't able to finish during class (read pages 190-200 and answer margin questions A-N.)

 Tuesday: The homework is the same as last night, but you should finish reading "Flowers for Algernon" (pages 200-215) if you didn't finish in class. You also need to complete margin questions O-Z if you didn't finish those in class.

 Wednesday:  
Review for the Conventions quiz and the "Flowers for Algernon" quiz this Friday.  
 Thursday: same as last night

 Friday: Have a great weekend!

Week: November 7-11 , 2016 
 Monday: 1.  Review your Conventions Packet for a quiz on Friday, November 18th.
2.  Read a book of your choice for at least 20 minutes.

 Tuesday: same as last night
 Wednesday:  
same as Monday night
 Thursday: same as Monday night
 Friday: Have a great weekend!

Week: October 31 -November 4 , 2016 
 Monday: 1.  Bring The Giver to class all week.

2.  Be safe tonight and have fun!  

 Tuesday: Bring in a printed copy of the rough draft of your 4-paragraph themes essay on W/Th.

 Wednesday:  
The revised, typed, printed out FINAL DRAFT of your essay is due Monday, November 7.  Staple all your essay work in this order before Monday's class:
1.  (top)  final draft
2. rough draft
3. Prewriting Essay Outline (worksheet)
4. Themes Log (worksheet)
5.  (bottom) Grading Rubric

 Thursday: same as last night
 Friday: Final draft/ stapled packet due Monday!

Week: October 24 -28, 2016 
 Monday: 1.  Study the vocabulary words from all chapters (1-23) (your pink handout) for a vocabulary quiz this Wednesday/Thursday.

2. Bring The Giver to class all week for in-class writing assignments.

3.  Finish your narrative and bring in the typed, printed out copy of it to class tomorrow. Staple the grading rubric to the back. This is due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

 Tuesday: 1.  The completed Themes Log (all 5 rows) is due tomorrow.

2.  The vocabulary quiz is tomorrow/Thursday.

3.  The completed Prewriting Essay Outline template is due Friday.

 Wednesday:  
1.  The completed Prewriting Essay Outline Template is due Friday.

2.  The introduction and first body paragraph (printed out from Google docs) of The Give
r essay is due this Friday.  Please double space and use 12-point, Times or Arial font.

 Thursday: same as last night

 Friday: Have a great weekend!
 

Week: October 17 -21 , 2016 
 Monday: 1.  Study the vocabulary words from chapters 1-23 (your pink handout) for a vocabulary quiz 10/26 (for periods 3 and 5) and 10/27 (for periods 2, 4 and 6.)

2.  Finish reading chapters
15-17 by tomorrow and complete your Literature Circle sheet for chapters 15-22 by Thursday.  

 Tuesday:
1.  Study the vocabulary words from chapters 1-23 (your pink handout) for a vocabulary quiz 10/26 (for periods 3 and 5) and 10/27 (for periods 2, 4 and 6.)

2.  Finish reading chapters
18-20 by tomorrow and complete your Literature Circle sheet for chapters 15-22 by Thursday.  

 Wednesday:  
1.  Study the vocabulary words from chapters 1-23 (your pink handout) for a vocabulary quiz 10/26 (for periods 3 and 5) and 10/27 (for periods 2, 4 and 6.)

2.  Finish reading chapters
21-22 by tomorrow and complete your Literature Circle sheet for chapters 15-22 by tomorrow.  
 Thursday:
1.  Study the vocabulary words from chapters 1-23 (your pink handout) for a vocabulary quiz 10/26 (for periods 3 and 5) and 10/27 (for periods 2, 4 and 6.)

2.  Finish reading chapter
23 (finish the novel) by tomorrow and complete your last Literature Circle sheet for chapter 23 by tomorrow.  
 Friday: Have a great weekend!


Week: October 10 -14 , 2016 
 Monday: 1.  Study the vocabulary words from chapters 1-14 (your pink handout) for a vocabulary quiz this Friday.
2.  Finish reading chapters 9-14 by Thursday and complete your Literature Circle sheet for these chapters by Thursday.  
3.  The optional Reflections Contest literature entry is due by 10/14.  For extra credit in our class, turn in one typed copy to Mrs. Lapajne and turn in the other copy with a completed entry form to the library.
 Tuesday: same as last night
 Wednesday:  
no school / no homework
 Thursday: The vocabulary quiz is tomorrow!
 Friday: Have a great weekend!


Week: October 3 -7 , 2016 
 Monday: no school/ no homework
 Tuesday:
1. Optional Reflections Contest literature entry due by 10/14.  For extra credit in our class, turn in one typed copy to Mrs. Lapajne and turn in the other copy with a completed entry form to the library.
2. Finish reading chapters 5 and 6 of The Giver by Wed./Thurs. and complete your assigned Literature Circle page by then. (Click the link to the right if you want a template to type into, but typing is not mandatory.)
3.  Study the vocabulary words for chapters 1-8. We will have a vocabulary quiz on Oct. 14th on words from chapters 1-14.

 Wednesday:  
Read through chapter 8 by Friday and study vocabulary words from these chapters. 
 Thursday: same as last night
 Friday: Have a good weekend!


Week: September 26 - September 30 , 2016 
 Monday:
1. Optional Reflections Contest literature entry due by 10/14.  For extra credit in our class, turn in one typed copy to Mrs. Lapajne and turn in the other copy with a completed entry form to the library.
2. Finish reading chapters 1 and 2 of The Giver by Wed./Thurs.
3.  Bring The Giver to class every day.
4. Click on "The Giver: Student Schedule" to the right for class work and homework for the next five weeks.
 Tuesday:
Complete your assigned Literature Circles handout by tomorrow/ Thurs.  Please consult "The Giver: Literature Circles" link to the right for copies of all handouts.

 Wednesday:  
Read through chapter 4 by Friday and study vocabulary words from these chapters. The list of words was handed out in class today.
 Thursday: same as last night
 Friday: Have a good weekend!
Week: September 19 - September 23 , 2016 
 Monday: 1. If you would like to use materials other than markers and colored pencils to decorate your classroom portfolio (like photos, magazine cut-outs, glitter, stickers, etc.) bring them to class tomorrow.
2. We will decorate portfolios in class tomorrow. The decorated portfolio is due at the start of class Wednesday/Thursday so that you can share it with classmates.
 Tuesday:
1. The decorated portfolio is due tomorrow/Thursday.
2. The optional PTA Literature entry is due by October 14th. Refer to the handout given in class this week for more details and the entry form. 

 Wednesday:  
same as above
 Thursday: Bring your independent reading novel to class tomorrow.
 Friday: Have a good weekend!

Week: September 12 -September 16, 2016 
 Monday: 1. TWO typed copies of the final draft of your speech and the grading rubric are due Wednesday.
2. The handmade, 3-D award is due Wednesday. Make sure your name and period are on it.
3. Everyone should be ready to present their speeches Wednesday, so practice presenting!
 Tuesday:
same as above


 Wednesday:  
Presentations will continue Thursday and Friday.
 Thursday: Tomorrow is the last day of presentations.
 Friday: Have a good weekend!


Week: September 5 -September 9, 2016
 
 Monday: no school
 Tuesday: 1. five-paragraph typed rough draft of award speech due Monday (We will spend a lot of in-class time working on this.)
2. typed final draft of speech (2 copies), hand-made 3-D award, and speech presentation due Wednesday, September 14.

 Wednesday:  
1. same as above
2. bring your SSR book daily
 Thursday: same as above
 Friday: Have a good weekend!


Week:  August 29-September 2, 2016
 
 Monday: 1. The print out of your Time Capsule letter is due Wednesday/Thursday. (Use  Google docs and your school smmk12 account for this.)
2.  Bring an SSR book to class every day.
 Tuesday:  same as above

 Wednesday:  
1. same as above
2. The decorated, printed out poem (one per group) stapled on top of your group packet is due this Friday. (This should have been mostly completed in class.)
 Thursday: same as above
 Friday: Have a good weekend!

Week:  August 22-26, 2016 
 Monday: 1. If you have a copy of one of your district-required summer reading books or notes you took on it, bring it/them to class Wednesday/Thursday for in-class writing.
2. The signed syllabus is due Wednesday/Thursday. There will be a brief quiz on main ideas from the syllabus on Friday.
3. Class supplies are due Monday. (Check the syllabus for details.)
4. Bring an SSR book to class every day.
 Tuesday: 1. same as above
2. The signed MHS Laptop Guidelines sheet is due Wednesday/Thursday.
 Wednesday:  
1. same as above
2. The small Book Recommendation Form is due Friday. 
 Thursday: 1. There will be a brief quiz tomorrow on the main ideas from our class syllabus.
2. The small Book Recommendation Form is due tomorrow.
 Friday: Have a good weekend!






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