Homework 11/16-11/20

8th Grade  Classwork and Homework:

Monday, November 16

  • Present Reading Projects (Biography or Mystery)
  • Begin Article of the Week #2

Tuesday, November 17

  • Read: “The Counterfeit Secret Circle Member gets the Message”
  • Answer Questions on Page 81-82 of Elements of Lit. Textbook
  • Complete 1 page reflection

Wednesday, November 18

  • Turn in Unit 4 Vocabulary Activities
  • Take Unit 4 Vocabulary Quiz
  • Read: “There Will Come Soft Rains” (pages 104-107)
  • Complete Questions on Page 108
  • Complete 1 page reflection

Thursday, November 19

  • B-11 Computer Lab
  • Plagiarism WebQuest (submit on Google Classroom)
  • Present Reading Projects
  • Distribute Unit 5 Vocabulary Activities

Friday, November 20

  • B-11 Computer Lab
  • Finish Plagiarism WebQuest (submit on Google Classroom)
  • Works Cited Lesson
  • Research Article #1, MLA Works Cited, In-text Citation, & PAARC Test (submit on Google Classroom)

6th Grade Classwork and Homework:


  • View: “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Work on Tracking Form


  • Field Trip: Dress nicely, bring lunch money or lunch


  • Turn in Unit 3 Vocabulary Activities
  • Take Unit 3 Vocabulary Test
  • Read “There Will Come Soft Rains” and complete Questions


  • Complete Tracking Form for “The Tell Tale Heart”


  • Review for Short Story Reading Quizzes

Homework November 9-13

8th Grade:

Monday, November 9

Tuesday, November 10

  • Star Wars Mini Debates White Team High Flight
  • Minilesson: Writing your Thesis

Wednesday, November 11

Happy Veteran’s Day

Thursday, November 12

  • Take Units 1-3 Vocabulary Quiz
  • Begin Unit 4 Vocabulary Activities
  • Read your Biography or Mystery Novel and/or Work on the Project

Friday, November 13

  • What’s the difference between Quoting, Summarizing, and Paraphrasing?
  • Turn in Reading Project (Biography or Mystery)

6th Grade:

Monday: Turn in Thinker Key #2

Tuesday: Turn in Unit 2 Vocabulary Activitiesand Take Unit 1 & 2 Vocabulary Test

Wednesday: Happy Veteran’s Day

Thursday and Friday:

  • Thinker Key #3 Due next Monday, 11/16
  • Unit 3 Vocabulary Activities and Quiz due/on Next Tuesday, 11/17
  • Work on Mystery Project (due Next Wednesday, 11/18)


Homework November 2-6

8th Grade GRC

6th Grade GRC

  • Due Monday, November 9: Thinker Key #2 (Mystery Book Project)
  • Due Tuesday, November 10: Unit 2 Vocabulary (and we will take a Unit 1 and Unit 2 Vocabulary Test on this day)
  • Due Wednesday, November 18: Mystery Book Project


Homework October 26-30

8th Grade:

  • Bring your Creatively Imminent Individual/Mystery Novel to Class on Wednesday.
  • All students should submit their Unit 1 Vocabulary Activities by Wednesday of this week, as well.
  • Friday: Rhetorical Appeals Quiz Retake (study before Friday)
  • Due Monday: Rhetorical Analysis of an Ad (assignment on Google Classroom)
  • Due November 13: Mystery/Creatively Imminent Individual Biography Project Due

6th Grade (if you are NOT on the PAL field trip this week)

  • Due Wednesday: Bring your Mystery Novel to Class.
  • Due Monday, 11/2: Complete your Unit 1 Greek and Latin Roots activities by Monday.
  • Due Monday, 11/2: Thinker Key #1 (for Mystery Novel Tic Tac Toe)
  • Due Monday, 11/2: Annotation of Europa Article

October 19-23

8th Grade:

  • 1st and 2nd period: Bring Biography of a Creatively Imminent Individual to class on Wednesday, 3rd and 6th periods: Bring your Mystery novel to class on Wednesday.
  • Due Friday: Persuasive Appeals Skit
  • Due Friday: Rhetorical Analysis of an Ad
  • Due Wednesday, 10/26: Unit 1 Vocabulary Activities

6th Grade (if you are NOT on the PAL field trip this week)

  • Due Wednesday: Bring your Mystery Novel to Class.  Complete your Unit 1 Greek and Latin Roots activities by Wednesday.
  • Quiz Monday, 10/16: Study your Greek and Latin roots for Unit 1 and Unit 2 Complete your Unit 2 activities by Monday, 10/16.

Homework October 13-16

8th Grade:

  • Due Friday: Rough Draft of “Abandoned Farmhouse” Poem Imitation.  A copy of the original poem is on Google Classroom (and students were given a hard copy in class).
  • Next Tuesday, 10/20, we will have a Greek Roots Quiz.  Study!

6th Grade:

  • Due Friday: Field Trip Money ($24 made payable to OMMS)
  • Next Tuesday, 10/20, we will have a Greek Roots Quiz.  Study!

Homework October 5-9


6th and 8th Grade

  • Study for ELA Exam
  • Due Wednesday: ELA Study Guide for Exam

8th Grade Only

Our book orders have arrived!  We will begin reading And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie this Thursday.  If you did not order a copy, you need to have a copy of the text in class on Thursday.


Homework September 28-October 2

8th Grade:

  • Due Wednesday: Point of View Article Activity
  • Due Friday: Complete your How to Read Literature Like a Professor, For Kids Chapter Poster
  • Friday: Be prepared for a GRC Binder Check on Friday.  The Table of Contents is shared with you in Google Classroom so that you can prepare your GRC Binder.

6th Grade:

  • Due Thursday: Complete your Mark Twain Imitation Story and Freytag Pyramid Prewriting

Homework September 21-25

8th Grade

Due Tuesday: Trial Preparation Forms and Opening/Closing Statements.  The trial for Red Chief is Tuesday. Also, plan to dress as your character for the trial.  If you have “evidence” bring it in a Ziplock bag that is labeled.  Check Google Classroom for help on how to write opening and closing statements.  In addition, see the message below about the Book Fair (9/29).

6th Grade

No homework for Monday night.

Our classes will  be attending the OMMS Scholastic Book Fair in our school library on Tuesday, September 29.  Students may pay for their purchases with a check made out to OMMS or cash at the book fair.  Proceeds from the book fair help support our OMMS library.


Below are links to the online book fair, a digital flier, and the promotional video.  If students would like to make purchases, they should bring money on Tuesday, September 29.  Also, there will be a parent preview day on Friday, September 25.  Parents are welcome to come to the OMMS library on that day to shop at the book fair.

Furthermore, you may make online purchases for the OMMS book fair at this web address: http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=oakmountainmiddleschool&appesp=CPT/ib/20120101///txtl/FairFindertoHomepage

Book Fair Book Digital Flier: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/Fall15_Booklist/MS/index.html

Promotional Video: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/fall-2015-middle-school-videos

Homework September 14-18

8th Grade Homework:

Grammar Workbook Pages 145-146 (due Monday, 9/14)

Grammar Workbook Pages 147-148 (due Wednesday, 9/16)

Character Creature and Synectics Packet (due Wednesday 9/16) Instructions are on classroom.google.com (students must log in using their login name and password) for students to view the directions.

Book Order Forms and Money (due Thursday, 9/17)

Work on preparing for your role for the “Ransom of Red Chief” Mock Trial (work due on Tuesday, 9/21) and the trial will be held during class on Tuesday, 9/21.  Dress up for your role!  Copies of the assignment pages can be found on this blog (on the menu listed as “Ransom of Red Chief”).  Your assigned roles will be posted through classroom.google.com on Friday, 9/18.

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