Katy Lapajne
Teacher, 8th Grade English

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

Welcome to 8th Grade English!

 

 
Week:  November 20 - November 24, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your Book Club book for 20 minutes or more each night. The  Book Club due date is Dec. 6/7 (W/Th).
2.  Study your class notes and vocabulary grid for the Holocaust Background Quiz W/Th, Nov. 29/30.

 Tuesday: same as last night

 Wednesday:  
no homework

 Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!

 Friday: NO SCHOOL

 

 
Week:  November 13 - November 17, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your Book Club book for 20 minutes or more each night. The new Book Club due date is Dec. 6/7 (W/Th).
2.  Decorated "Power of Words" card is due W/Th.

 Tuesday: same as last night

 Wednesday:  
1.  same as last night
2.  The Holocaust Background Quiz is W/Th, November 29/30.  Study your vocabulary grid and class notes for the quiz.
 Thursday: same as last night

 Friday: NO SCHOOL
Week:  November 6 - November 10, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your Book Club book for 20 minutes or more each night. The new Book Club due date is Dec. 6/7 (W/Th).
2.  Bring The Giver and your yellow pre-writing grid to class tomorrow for the last day of in-class essay writing.  You may ONLY work on your essay during class time.

 Tuesday: 1.  Read your Book Club book for 20 minutes or more each night.       
2.  Bring The Giver to class tomorrow so you can return it to the library.                          
 Wednesday:  
same as last night

 Thursday: same as last night

 Friday: NO SCHOOL
 
Week:  October 30 - November 3, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your SSR book for 20 minutes or more each night. The new Book Club due date is Dec. 6/7 (W/Th).
2.  The 2-3 page, typed, double-spaced, 12 point, Times or Arial font scary narrative is due at the beginning of class on Halloween (tomorrow!)  Don't forget to staple the grading rubric to the back.

 Tuesday: Read your Book Club book for 20 minutes or more each night.                                  
 Wednesday:  
same as last night

 Thursday: same as last night

 Friday: Have a good weekend!

Week:  October 23 - 27, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your SSR book for 20 minutes or more each night. The new Book Club date will be announced soon!
2.  Study the 20 words on the Vocabulary Quiz #2 Study Guide for a quiz this Friday.  Know definitions and how to use words in sentences that show you understand the meanings of the words.
3. The 2-3 page, typed scary narrative is due Monday, October 30th.

 Tuesday: same as last night                                     

 Wednesday:  
same as last night

 Thursday: same as last night; quiz tomorrow!

 Friday: Have a good weekend!


Week:  October 16 - 20, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Finish your Book Club book by October 18th/19th, and bring the book to class on October 18th/19th for Book Club. 
2. Read chapters 15-17 of The Giver by tomorrow.
3. Complete JQ #16 by tomorrow.
4.  The "Cause and Effect" worksheet and the entire packet are due Friday.
5.  There is a reading quiz this Friday on chapters 15-23, so be sure to finish the novel by Friday.
 Tuesday: 1.  same as last night     
2.  Read chapters 18-20 by tomorrow/ Thursday.
3.  Complete JQ #19 by tomorrow / Thursday.                                

 Wednesday:  
same as last night

 Thursday: 1.  Finish the book by tomorrow for a reading quiz tomorrow on chapters 15-23.
2.  Finish the "Cause and Effect" handout by tomorrow and bring the entire completed packet to class tomorrow.

 Friday: Have a good weekend!

              
Week:  October 9 - 13, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your SSR book for 20 minutes or more each night. The Book Club due date is October 18th.
2.  Refer to The Giver Schedule (handout) for all due dates. 
3. Quiz Friday on ch.s 9-14 and vocabulary words for chapters 1-14.
4.  "Inferences #2" worksheet due Friday.
5. Read chapters 9-14  of The Giver by Friday.

 Tuesday: same as last night                                     

 Wednesday:  
same as last night

 Thursday: same as last night; quiz tomorrow!

 Friday: Have a good weekend!
Week:  October 2 - 6, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Read your SSR book for 20 minutes or more each night. The Book Club due date is October 18th.
2.  Refer to The Giver Schedule (handout) for all due dates. 
3. Quiz Friday on ch.s 5-8.
4.  "Inferences #1" worksheet due Friday.
5. Review vocabulary a little each night for a quiz on October 13.

 Tuesday: same as last night                                     

 Wednesday:  
same as last night

 Thursday: same as last night; quiz tomorrow!

 Friday: Have a good weekend!

Week:  September 25 - September 29, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Finish reading chapter 1 of The Giver by tomorrow.

2.  Bring The Giver to class every day.

3.  Read your SSR book for at least 20 minutes each night.  The  new Book Club due date is October 18th/19th (block days).

 Tuesday: 1.  Finish reading chapters 2 and 3 of The Giver by tomorrow.

2.  Study vocabulary words nightly.  There will be a quiz on Oct. 13 on the words from chapters 1-14.

3.  Read your SSR book for at least 20 minutes each night.  The  new Book Club due date is October 18th/19th (block days).

 Wednesday:  
1.  Finish reading chapter 4 of The Giver by Friday. There will be a quiz this Friday on main ideas from chapters 1-4.

2.  Finish the Character Traits handout by Friday.
 Thursday:
same as Wednesday 

 Friday:  Have a great weekend!


Week:  September 18 - September 22, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Bring your black Close Reader workbook to class all week.

2.  The decorated classroom portfolio is due Wednesday.

3.  Read for at least 20 minutes each night.  The Book Club due date is October 11th/12th (block days).

 Tuesday: 1.  same as above
2.  Finish reading pages 3-8 in the black Close Reader workbook.  Answer questions 1-10 on these pages by tomorrow.

 Wednesday:  
Bring the black Close Reader workbook to class Friday.

 Thursday: no school / no homework

 Friday:  Have a great weekend!

Week:  September 11 - September 15, 2017

 Monday: 1.  Be ready to deliver your speech to the class this Thursday!  Bring 2 paper print-outs of the final draft of your speech, your hand-made award, and the grading rubric to class this Thursday. 

2.  Read your SSR book for at least 20 minutes each night. The Book Club assignment is due October 11th.

 Tuesday: Practice delivering your speech! Make your hand-made award; it is due this Thursday.


 Wednesday:  
Speeches are due tomorrow! Bring 2 paper print-outs of the final draft of your speech, your hand-made award, and the grading rubric to class tomorrow! 


 Thursday: Practice delivering your speech if you haven't presented yet.

 Friday:  Have a great weekend. We will finish speeches Monday.


Week:  September 5 - September 8, 2017

 Monday: no school

 Tuesday: 1.  The rough draft of your Summer Reading Awards Ceremony Speech (5 paragraphs, typed) is due Monday, September 11th.  No paper print-out is needed. Just be sure it is in your smmk12 Google doc.s account. You should be able to get most of this completed during class.

2. Read your SSR book for at least 20 minutes each night and bring it to class daily.

 Wednesday:  
same as above

 Thursday: same as above 

 Friday:  The 5-paragraph Summer Reading Awards Ceremony Speech is due Monday (in your smmk12 school Google account).

Week:  August 28-September 1, 2017

 Monday: 1.  SSR book due Friday
2.  Finish your "About Me" sheet by tomorrow if you haven't already.
3.  Please DO NOT work on your summer essay at home. This is class work ONLY.  You DO NOT need to bring a printed out version to class.

 Tuesday: same as above

 Wednesday:  
same as above

 Thursday: Bring your SSR book tomorrow.

 Friday: Have a great weekend.

Week:  August 21-25, 2017
 Monday: no school

 Tuesday: 1. The signed syllabus is due Friday. There will be a brief quiz on main ideas from the syllabus on Friday.
2. Class supplies are due Monday. (Check the syllabus for details.)

 Wednesday:  
1. same as above
2. The signed MHS Laptop Guidelines sheet is due Friday. 

 Thursday: 1. There will be a brief quiz tomorrow on the main ideas from our class syllabus.
2. The signed syllabus and signed MHS Laptop Guidelines sheet are due tomorrow.

 Friday: 1.  We will have an in-class essay on Monday on one of your summer reading books. (You choose which one.)  Bring your summer reading book Monday if you have it. You may also bring any notes you took on the book over summer.
2.  Class supplies are due Monday.






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