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Tuesday 04-07-2020

Language Arts

  • Continue working on your short story. Write down who your protagonist is, what the setting is, what the main conflict will be, and what lesson you want your reader to gain from the story. If you have internet, use step 2 on the Google docs assignment I posted. If you don't have access to Google Classroom, do your pre-writing on your own paper.
  • Start writing your story. It should be about a page in length (typed - one page double spaced, handwritten - one page without spaces). It must have a protagonist, a setting, a main conflict, and a theme (life-lesson your reader should learn from the story).
  • Remember, a story doesn't have to be pages long to contain all 4 of the required elements. Aesop's fables were often incredibly short but still managed to contain all of them. For example, the story of the tortoise and the hare had a tortoise as a protagonist. The setting was a nice day in a forest. The main conflict was that the tortoise wanted to win a race against someone much faster than himself. The theme was basically if you keep working toward a goal steadily, you will be successful. That story was about half a page long.

Social Studies

  • Students with internet: complete your Alexander Hamilton Fakestigram assignment on Google Slides (check Google Classroom for instructions, links, etc.).
  • Students without access to the internet: Do the questions at the end of chapter 8, section 2 of the textbook on your own paper.

Monday 04-06-2020

Language Arts

  • This week you will be practicing your narrative writing skills and knowledge of theme. By Friday, you will have written a story at least one full page in length with a protagonist, at least one setting, a major conflict, and of course, a theme for your reader to learn a timeless lesson from
  • If you have internet, use the resources I have put up on Google Classroom to help you write your story.
  • If you do not have much internet access, you can do your work on paper.

Social Studies

  • Students with internet access, do the assigned tasks on Google Classroom
  • Students without internet access, read and summarize the main ideas in Chapter 8, Section 2 of the history textbook. 

Monday 3-16-2020

Language Arts

  • Make sure all study guides assigned previously on Google Classroom for The Giver are completed (not the packet that was given out in class on Friday-- that will be completed during this week).
  • Complete packet page 15, 17, and 19 (Author's Craft Word Choice and Setting, and Think About It). Remember to use your Giver book as needed to help fill in the information.

Social Studies

  • In the packet given out in class on Friday, read the "You've Got Rights!" article on the first page. Circle all bolded words and any unfamiliar terms. Underline key ideas/details. Make sure to pay attention to the headings and captions.
  • Write a paragraph summarizing the main ideas of the article on a separate sheet of paper.

Tuesday 3-17-2020

Language Arts

  • Do next three pages of the Giver packet (characterization, symbolism, and conflict).
  • If you have internet access, I have put activities on the LA Google Classroom page for more learning opportunities.


Social Studies

  • In the "You've Got Rights" packet, do the Amendments protections pages. Locate your "Pamphlet of Protections" sheet with the alien spaceship on it. Use the numbers of the protections 1-15 to fill in which are virtually the same as the Constitutional Amendments (it's possible more than one could be used, and it's also possible that some will remain blank).
  • If you have internet access, I have put activities on the SS Google Classroom page for more social studies enrichment.

Wednesday 3-18-2020

Language Arts

  • Do the next two pages in the Giver packet (Think About it: "Utopian Literature" and "What Makes This Society a Utopia?")
  • Very few people have done their iReady reading assignment. That is still an expectation this week.

Social Studies

  • In the "You've Got Rights" packet, do the review assignment, exercises A, B, and C.
  • Check out the activities posted on Google Classroom for more learning opportunities.

Thursday 3-19-2020

Language Arts

  • Everyone: In the Giver Packet, do p. 39 -- Think About It: Plot Diagram
  • Students with internet: Go to Google Classroom and complete the "Someone Might Be Watching" assignment.
  • Students without internet: Read a book of your choice for 20 minutes. Write a paragraph summary of what you read.

Social Studies

  • Students with internet: In Google Classroom, click on the link to the game "You've Got Rights." When prompted, please select the "Bill of Rights" version. This is the most challenging iCivics game we've done so far. I highly recommend referring to the Amendment Guide I included in your packet as you play the game (it has the amendment numbers and a brief explanation of each one).
  • Students without internet: Read the Amendment Guide in the SS packet. Write a paragraph about which three amendments you think are the most important and why.

Friday 3-20-20

Language Arts

  • Complete your iReady reading growth check before Spring Break
  • In the Giver Packet, do the Think About It p. 40 where you will write an epilogue for the Giver. Follow the instructions in the packet. It will tell you what an epilogue is and what it should contain.
  • Do the final page of the Giver packet where you rate the book and justify the rating you've given.
  • Make sure everything in the packet is done before Spring Break so you don't have to worry about it when class resumes.

Social Studies

  • If you were able to play the iCivics "Do I Have the Right" game yesterday, write a paragraph telling me at least three things you learned from the game. If you did not have the opportunity to play it yet, do so if possible then write the paragraph. If you do not have access to the internet, then review all the assignments you have completed in the packet so far. Make sure that everything from this week in completed before Spring Break.

During Spring Break - Have fun. Read for fun (not for credit). Don't worry about iReady; it will still be there on March 30th for you 😉.


Monday 3-30-2020

Language Arts

  • Get out your Determining Theme packet (the packet you haven't done anything in yet). Read p. 61, then do part 2 and part 3 on pages 62 and 63.
  • Those of you who are not in my class 1st or 6th hour: Read for 20 minutes- I don't care what you read. It can be a book, a magazine, a series of articles online, etc. It's just important to read every day since you aren't in school doing so.
  • 1st and 6th hour students: go to the ELA Google Classroom page and complete the assignments there.

Social Studies

  • Go to https://www.icivics.org/games/supreme-decision and play the game. It takes approximately 15-30 minutes.
  • As you're going through the game, complete the "Supreme Decision Game" pages in your social studies packet. It will ask you to answer questions as you go, so make sure you do the assignment while you play the game.
  • Go to the SS Google Classroom page and answer the question on there. Remember to write in complete sentences. Respond to at least 2 other classmates.

Tuesday 3-31-2020

Language Arts

  • Students with access to internet: Complete your next lesson on iReady - remember you need to do at least 45 minutes and pass a lesson each week.
  • Students without access to internet: In your theme packet, read and do the activities on p. 64-65, then read for 20 minutes (read a book, magazine, newspaper, etc.)

Social Studies

  • Students with access to the internet: join me on Google Classroom at 1:00pm to get ready for our LIVE Kahoot! event reviewing the Bill of Rights. The instructions and links will be on the social studies Google Classroom page.
  • Students without access to the internet: review your Bill of Rights materials (packet and textbook). Make sure you know what rights each of these amendments assure.

Wednesday 4-01-2020

Language Arts

  • iReady 20+ minutes
  • If you did not read and complete the activities for "A New Normal" (most of you) get it done and turned in today (Weds, April 1).
  • If you don't much internet access, do pages 66-68 in your theme packet instead of iReady.

Social Studies

  • Read Chapter 8, Section 1: The First President (in your textbook if you took it home, or use the link in Google Classroom if you didn't).
  • Complete the Section 1 review. If you have access to the internet, use the Google form in Google Classroom. If you do not have much access to the internet, answer questions 1-7 at the end of Chapter 8, section 1 on your own paper.

Thursday 4-02-2020

Language Arts

  • Students with internet: Complete the "Blue" assignment. Pay special attention to the questions about the theme since that's what we're focused on this week. Make sure you have completed your iReady 45 minutes and passed one lesson.
  • Students without internet: Write a short one paragraph essay about what you believe the central theme of The Giver was. You may use your book and the packet to help you. Your essay should either be written on paper or you may type it and e-mail it to me at lziemann@ah19.org if you have limited access to the internet.

Social Studies

  • Students with internet: Do the "It's all about the Hamiltons, Baby" assignment that is posted on Google Classroom.
  • Students without internet: Write two paragraphs about who Alexander Hamilton was and why he is an important part of American history. Use the index in the back of your textbook to find information about Hamilton and his influence on the U.S.A. Share your writing with someone.

Friday 4-03-2020

Language Arts

  • For those with plenty of internet access, do the Themes in Lyrics assignments in Google Classroom.
  • Those without much internet access, listen to some of your favorite songs and write down what you think the theme of at least three of them might be. Remember, the theme is the essential lesson about life that the songwriter wanted to share with the audience

Social Studies

  • Those of you with internet access, do the Hamilton Fakestagram assignment on Google Classroom
  • Those without much internet access, re-read chapter 8, section 1 and write a summary of the most important information in the section.

Update: Daily new assignments will be posted on the top of the page.