Breitman 2017-2018
WELCOME TO 8th GRADE ENGLISH! This will be such an amazing year for us to learn!
Be sure to bring BOOK, your BLACK notebook, BLACK folder, and a writing utensil each day. On Friday, please bring your INDEPENDENT reading book.

HOMEWORK FOR WEEK OF WEEK OF SEPT 18

Due Monday, Sept 18: NO HOMEWORK UNLESS YOU HAVE NOT TURNED IN A TYPED DRAFT OF YOUR ESSAY ON FRIDAY!

Due Tuesday, Sept 19: Annotate Part III of Make Lemonade.

Due Wednesday Sept 20: Complete Make Lemonade Figurative Language Worksheet

Due Thursday, Sept 21: Complete grammar worksheet on subject and verb agreement.

Due Friday, Sept 22: Complete grammar worksheet on subject and verb agreement.



Due Monday, Sept 11: Read and annotate PART TWO of Make Lemonade. Bring the book to class

Due Tuesday, Sept 12: Print out a typed draft of your essay for peer edit.

Due Wednesday, Sept 13: Make edits to your essay.

Due Thursday, Sept 14: F period: Bring in typed FINAL DRAFT of your essay!

Due Friday, Sept 15: G and E period: Bring in typed FINAL DRAFT of your essay!


Due Thursday, August 24:

Bring in a photo, image, drawing, or quote that represents your identity.

Due Friday, August 25:

Bring in your two CHOICE BOOKS from summer reading (it is okay if they weren't on the list) We will be starting an essay on it in class.

Due Monday August 28: Finish the VENN Diagram comparing your books.

Due Tuesday, August 29: Finish page one of your outline for your compare/contrast essay.

Due Wednesday, August 30: Finish the second page of your compare/contrast outline

Due Thursday, August 31: Finish the third page of your compare/contrast outline

Due Friday, Sept 1: Finish your compare/contrast outline.

Due Tuesday, Sept 5: Complete READING AND ANNOTATING PART ONE OF Make Lemonade.

Due Wednesday, Sept 6: Review DO NOWS for quiz on Apostrophe usage.

Due Thursday, Sept 6: Complete typed rough draft of ESSAY.

Due Friday, Sept 8: Make edits based on partner feedback on your essay.






2016-2017 year

HOMEWORK FOR WEEK May 22:

Due Monday May 22 and TuesdayMay 23: MAKE SURE YOUR ESSAY PLANNERS ARE DONE FOR YOUR TEST!

Due Wednesday, May 24: Study Guide pages 1-3

Due Thursday, May 25: Study Guide pages 4-6

Due Friday, May 26: Study Guide pages 7-12.

Due Tuesday, May 30: Study Guide pages 12-17

Due Wednesday, May 31: Finish study guide. 18-23

Due Thursday, June 1: Finish essay planning.

Due Friday, June 2: Have your essay planner reading for the FINAL EXAM!


Due MONDAY MAY 15: Read and annotate chapter 6 of Dreams (Chapter 5 is Optional)

Due TUESDAY MAY 16: Do study guide for DREAMS FROM MY FATHER test

Due WEDNESDAY MAY 17: Do study guide for test.

Due FRIDAY: Finish graphic organizer for essay test on DREAMS FROM MY FATHER. You may use the graphic organizer on the test.

MONDAY/TUESDAY May 22-23: TEST ON DREAMS FROM MY FATHER AND YOUR BOOK GROUP




Due Monday, May 8: Finish annotating ENTIRE book group book.

Due Tuesday, May 9: Finish rough draft of poem.

Due Wednesday, May 10: Finish rough draft of poem

Due Thursday, May 11: Update rough draft of poem with peer edits

Due Friday, May 12: Turn in FINAL DRAFT OF YOUR POEM!


Due Monday, May 1: Annotate to page 200 of book group book.

Due Tuesday, May 2: Annotate to page 180 in Dreams From My Father.

Due Wednesday, May 3: Annotate to page 180 in Dreams From My Father.

Due Thursday, May 4: Annotate to page 190 in Dreams From My Father.

Due Friday, May 5: Fill in poetry planning handout.


Due Monday, April 24: Read and annotate to 160 in your book group book.

Due Tuesday, April 25: Read and annotate to 160 in your book group book.

Due Wednesday, April 26: Finish chapter 3 of Dreams From My Father.

Due Thursday, April 27: Finish your book group book. Bring it to class.

Due Friday: April 28: Finish your book group book. Bring it to class.

Due Tuesday: C Period: Finish letter from Lolo that shows his values and his conflicts with Ann. Use 4 quotes from Chapter 2 of Dreams.

Due Wednesday: CDE Periods: Read and annotate to 120 in your book group book.

Due Thursday: CDE Periods: Read and annotate to 140 in your book group book.

Due Friday: CDE Periods: Read and annotate to 160 in your book group book.



Due Tuesday, April 4: Answer reflection questions on memoirs.
Due Wednesday, April 5: Answer reflection questions on memoirs.
Due Thursday, April 6: Finish reading and annotating chapter 1 of Dreams From My Father.
Due Friday, April 7: Be prepared for a quiz on Chapter 1!
Due Monday, April 10: Read first 30-40 pages of your book group book. Make at least 5 annotations about the main character's identity and how he or she sees himself.
Due Tuesday, April 11: Read to page 80 in book group books for Friday.
Due Wednesday, April 12: Read to page 80 in book group books for Friday.
Due Thursday, April 13: Read and annotate the rest of chapter 2.
Due Friday, April 14: Bring book group books to class, annotated up to page 80, with 10-20 annotations.

Due Monday March 13: C Period: read and annotate the 4th poem in the packet. D and E period, read and annotate the 5th poem in the packet.
Due Tuesday March 14: C Period: Read and annotate the 5th poem in the packet.
Due Wednesday March 15: CDE period, finish poetry packet.
Due Thursday March 16: Select 4 quotes from your book group book and 4 quotes from your poems.
Due Friday March 17: Choose your 4-5 sensory details and 4-5 examples of figurative language.
Due Monday March 20: Complete rough draft of your poem. (Tuesday for C Period)
Due Wednesday March 22: Complete final draft of your poem.
Due Monday: If you haven't presented, prepare to finish your group's poster and speech for the presentation.
Due Tuesday: If you haven't presented, prepare to finish your group's poster and speech for the presentation.
Due Wednesday: Find a song or poem that deals with justice.
Due Thursday: Read and annotate the 2nd poem in the packet and answer questions.
Due Friday: Read and annotate the 4th poem in the packet and answer questions.


Due Monday: Field trip
Due Tuesday, Bring complete Book GROUP BOOK. Write 2 quotes on the topic you will be speaking about on paper (one from book group book, and one from ITW)
Due Wednesday: Bring your complete BOOK GROUP BOOK. Be ready for a quiz on the entire book.
Write 2 quotes on the topic you will be speaking about on paper (one from book group book, and one from ITW)
Due Thursday: Brainstorm your ideas for your presentation on brainstorm sheet. C period will do presentations.
Due Friday: Be prepared for your book group presentations, D and E period.
Due Tuesday, read BOOK GROUP BOOK
Due Wednesday, read BOOK GROUP BOOK
Due Thursday, FINISH BOOK GROUP BOOK INCLUDING ANY AFTERWARDS OR EPILOGUES (C period)
Due Friday, FINISH BOOK GROUP BOOK (D and E period)
Due Friday, March 3: You will do a GROUP PRESENTATION on your January/February Book Group Book.

Due Monday, Feb 13: Do study Guide pages 3-7
Due Tuesday, Feb 14: Finish study guide
Due Wednesday, Feb 15: Finish study guide.
Due Thursday, Feb 16: TEST ITW
Due Friday Feb 17: TEST ON ITW
Due Monday, February 6: Quote worksheet on pages 75-99.
Due Tuesday, Feb 7: Finish quote worksheet on pages 89-99.
Due Wednesday, Feb 8: Read to page 150 in your book group. 30 annotations total.
Due Thursday Feb 9: Symbols worksheet.
Due Friday, Feb 10: Do Pages 1-3 of study guide.

Due Monday, January 23: No new work.
Due Tuesday, January 24: Read and annotate to page 75 in ITW.
Due Wednesday, January 25: Read and annotate to page 75 in ITW
Due Thursday, January 26: Choose 6 quotes for your narrative.
Due Friday, January 27: Read and annotate (20 annotations) up to 100 in BOOK GROUP BOOKS.
Due Tuesday, January 17: Do visualization worksheet on your book group book.
Due Wednesday, January 18: C period Do Visualization worksheet on your book group book.
D and E Period: Do Who's Who in the courtroom worksheet.
Due Thursday, January 19: Study for quiz on Inherit the Wind Act I Sc. i and ii.

Due Monday, January 9: Answer questions on the movie we watched about intelligent design.
Due Tuesday, January 10: Read up to page 10 in Inherit the Wind and fill in the pages about Bert Cates.
Due Wednesday, January 11: Read up to page 10 in Inherit the Wind and fill int he pages about Bert Cates.
Due Thursday, January 12: Read up to page 25 and fill in pages on Reverend Brown and E.K. Hornbeck.
Due Friday, January 13: Read up to page 50 in your BOOK GROUP BOOK and make a total of 10 annotations.
Due Wednesday, Jan 3: Answer questions on page one and two of the controversies in schools packet.
Due Thursday, January 4: Answer page 3 (both sides) of the packet.
Due Friday, January 5: Read and annotate (5 annotations) the first 25 pages of your book group book.
Due Monday, January 9: Answer questions on the movie about Intelligent Design

1. Due Monday, Dec 5: Finish introductory paragraph of outline. (D and E period)
2. Due Tuesday, Dec 6: Finish introductory paragraph of outline (C period)
3. Due Wednesday, Dec.7: Finish your body paragraphs of outline (D,C,E period)
4. Due Thursday, Dec 8 Finish your second body paragraph of the outline.
5. Due Monday, Dec 12: Complete the outline and type up first three paragraphs of your essay.
6. Due Tuesday, Dec 13: Type up completed rough draft and print it out. (We will not have computers in class, so you must print before class).
7. Due Wednesday, Dec 14: Bring typed rough draft to class (we will not have computers in class, so you must print before class).
8. Due Thursday, Dec 15: Edit rough draft.
9. Due Friday, Dec 16: Finish final draft, typed, and print out BEFORE CLASS. YOU WILL NOT HAVE THE LAPTOPS IN CLASS. PLEASE PRINT BEFORE CLASS.

Due Monday, Nov 28: Bring book group books to class.
Due Tuesday, Nov 29: Bring book group book to class.
Due Wednesday, Nov 30: Bring COMPLETED and ANNOTATED book group book to class for reading quiz. You must use your OWN book on the quiz.
Due Thursday, Dec 1: Finish evaluating the documents on your book group book.
Due Monday, Dec 5: Finish the introductory paragraph in your outline.

Due Monday, Nov 14:
Read book group to page 90
Due Tuesday Nov 15-Thursday Nov 17
Court sheet
Due Friday Nov 18:
Finish annotations of Chapter 10 and epilogue and court sheet..
http://www.enriquesjourney.com/about-the-family/update-2/
Monday, Nov 21:
Do study guide for test.
Due Tuesday. Nov 22:
Read to page 120 in Book Groups.

Due Monday, October 31: Bring Enrique's Journey, annotated up to chapter 2.
Due Tuesday, Nov. 1: Bring Enrique's Journey to school.
Due Wednesday, Nov 2: Annotate chapter 4 of Enrique's Journey. Quiz on THURS Chapters 1-4 plus prologue.
Due Thursday, Nov 3: Bring book group book to class. Annotate 1/4
Due Friday, Nov 4: Bring book group book to class. Annotate 1/4
Due Monday, Nov 7: Annotate 60 pages in BOOK GROUP BOOK. I will check it on THURS!
Due Tuesday, Nov 8: Annotate Enrique's Journey Chapter 6
Due Wednesday, Nov 9: Annotate Enrique's Journey Chapter 7
Due Thursday, Nov 10. Annotate Enrique's Journey Chapter 8. Bring book group book to class.
Due Monday Nov 14: Finish book group book up to page 90!


Due Monday, October 24: Bring ENRIQUE'S JOURNEY TO SCHOOL!
Due Tuesday, October 25: Read and annotate the prologue and chapter 1 of Enrique's Journey.
Due Wednesday, October 26th: Read and annotate the prologue and chapter 1 of Enrique's Journey.
Due Thursday, October 27th: Read and annotate chapter 2 of Enrique's Journey.
Due Friday, October 28th: Read and annotate 10 pages of your BOOK GROUP BOOK.

Due Monday, October 17: Finish the outline 1-10.
Due Tuesday, October 18: Finish typing the rough draft paragraph 1-2.
Due Wednesday, October 19: Finish typing the rough draft paragraph 3.
Due Thursday, October 20- Finish typing the rough draft paragraph 4.
Due Friday, October 21: Finish typing complete rough draft. Final draft due at the end of the class.
Due Monday, 10/3:
Bring your notebook with notes on Hidden in America to school.
Due Tuesday, 10/4:
Bring Make Lemonade to class.
Due Wednesday, 10/5:
Bring Make Lemonade to class. C period: Finish answering questions on the handout on poverty.
Due Thursday, 10/6: Finish document packet.
Due Friday, 10/7: Finish document packet.
Due Tuesday, October 11: Finish up to page 4 of outline for poverty essay. (C)
Due Wednesday, October 12: Finish up to page 4 of the outline for the poverty essay (D and E)


Due Monday, 9/26::
Do side one of study guide.
Due Tuesday, 9/27-Study for test and finish study guide.
Due Wednesday, 9/28: Study for test and do study guide page two
Due Thurs-Monday 10/3--Read independent reading book.
Due Monday, 9/19: Read and annotate to 145
Due Tuesday, 9/20: Read and annotate to 160
Due Wednesday, 9/21: Read and annotate to 160
C period: Read and annotate to 180.
Due Thursday, 8/22: Finish the book.
Due Friday, 8/23: Do pages 1 of review sheet.
Due Monday 9/26: Do page 1 of review sheet.
Due Tuesday 9/27 and Wednesday 9/28, prepare for Make Lemonade Unit Test worth 50 points.

Due Monday, 9/12:
C, D, E: Annotate up to page 100.
Due Tuesday, 9/12
Start a new independent reading book.
Due Wednesday, 9/13
Start a new independent reading book
Due Thursday 9/14
Read and annotate to page 140.
Bring a symbol that represents your identity for our back board.
Due Friday 9/15
Read and annotate to 160.
Be prepared for a quiz on Part II.

Due Tuesday, 9/6 for C:
1. Review and annotate ch. 1-5 of Make Lemonade. Underlined and highlighted text do not earn credit. Annotations can be questions and observations about character, plot, and setting.
2. Bring in your annotated copy of Make Lemonade.
Due Wednesday, 9/7 for D and E
1. Review and annotate ch. 1-5 of Make Lemonade. Underlined and highlighted text do not earn credit. Annotations can be questions and observations about character, plot, and setting.
2. Bring in your annotated copy of Make Lemonade.
For C:
1. Review and annotate ch. 16-22 of Make Lemonade.
2. Bring in your annotated copy of Make Lemonade.
Due Thursday, 9/8 for D and E:
1. Review and annotate ch. 16-22 of Make Lemonade.
2. Bring in your annotated copy of Make Lemonade.
For C:
1. Review and annotate ch. 23-27 of Make Lemonade.
2. Study for the open book quiz on chapter one of Make Lemonade.
Due Friday, 9/9 for D and E:
1. Review and annotate ch. 23-27 of Make Lemonade.
2. Study for the open book quiz on chapter one of Make Lemonade.
3. Bring in your annotated copy of Make Lemonade.


HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 24:
Due Thursday, August 25: Bring your summer choice books to class.
Due Friday, August 26: Bring your summer choice books to class AND write the first two paragraphs of your outline.
Due Monday, August 29: Bring your summer choice books to class AND write the completed outline. Bring your folder, notebook, and binder.
Due Tuesday, August 30: Make sure your outline is COMPLETE and PERFECT and that you have a LEAD and a BRIDGE SENTENCE. Bring choice books to class.
NOTE: I WILL BE IN FLORIDA WITH MY MOM MOVING HER TO ASISSTED LIVING ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE ASSIGNMENT, FEEL FREE TO CALL ME AT 917-992-9848 or EMAIL ME YOUR DRAFT on Wednesday or Thursday to ask questions. I WILL HAVE EMAIL ACCESS ON MY PHONE AND WILL CHECK REGULARLY!
Due Wednesday, August 31: Type up the first two paragraphs of your essay. Bring choice books to class.
Due Thursday, Sept 1: Finish your rough draft of the essay.
Due Friday, Sept 2: Bring final draft of typed essay to class. YOU ARE DONE WITH THE SUMMER CHOICE BOOKS! Congrats!
Due Tuesday, September 6: Bring Make Lemonade to class. Annotate chapters 1-5 of the book.