On this page you will find information regarding Mrs. A. Russo’s English I and 6th Grade Social Studies classes. Please scroll down to see Social Studies.
ELA 8th Grade
ELA in class and homework:
Link to Romeo and Juliet online http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/romeo_1_1.html
2/11 – 2/15
Read 20 minutes a day in your outside reading book. Any work you do not complete in class becomes homework. Use your time wisely.
Monday: Movie Part 2
Tuesday: Read short story “Duty” and answer questions for a minor grade.
Wednesday: Field Trip / Early Release
Thursday: Romeo and Juliet Review.
Friday: In class Essay in Google Classroom
2/4 – 2/8
Please note that all of Romeo and Juliet has been read in class. Students are given questions for each Act/Scene. They answer these with their table during and after reading. The students are quizzed on each of the Acts/Scenes as a participation grade. Everyone needs an outside reading book and the class will go to the library on Thursday, February 7th.
Monday: Quizzer on Act 3, Scene 2,3,4,5 / Read Act 4 and answer questions in class
Tuesday: Quizzer on Act 4 / Read Act 5, Scene 1,2 and answer questions in class
Wednesday: Read Scene 5, Act 3 in class / Tomorrow we will go to the Library.
Thursday: Library Day. Quiz on Act 5 given during Library time.
Friday: Movie Part 1
1/28 – 2/1
Monday: Read Act 2, Scene 4
Tuesday: Quizzer: Act 2, Scene 3 & 4 / Read Act 2, Scene 5 & 6
Wednesday: Quizzer: Act 2, Scene 5 & 6 / Read Act 3, Scene 1
Thursday: Quizzer Act 3, Scene 1 / Read Act 3, Scene 2,3,4,5
Friday: Quizzer Act 3, Scene 2,3,4,5 Queen Mab Project Due
Tuesday: Quizzer Act 1, Scene 2 , 3 / Read Act 1, Scene 4 & 5 in class
Wednesday: Quizzer Act 1, Scene 4 , 5 / Read Act 2, Scene 1,2 in class
Thursday: Quizzer Act 2, Scene 1,2, / Read Act 2, Scene 3 in class
Friday: Queen Mab Project started
Monday and Tuesday are Leap Interim Testing Days.
Thursday: Romeo and Juliet Act 1, Scene 1
Friday: Act 1, Scene 2 & 3 (Quizzer Tuesday, 1/22)
Wednesday: Students typed their Nonfiction Essay during class. If you did not turn in your essay in during class then here are the guidelines: All essays must be turned in by 11:59 on Jan. 9th with no penalty. On Jan. 10th your essay is late and 10 points will be deducted each day the essay is not turned in.
The students used the 1:30 Exam Period to write an essay on their chosen nonfiction book. The students will be given the opportunity to type their essay in Google Classroom during one of the 70 minute class periods after the Holiday Break.
Social Studies 6th Grade
2/11 – 2/15
Due to illness, we are behind on our DBQ Essay Project
Monday: Your outline is due Tuesday
Tuesday: 5 major religions of the world. Your outline will be checked Thursday and added to your points page.
Wednesday: Field Trip / Early Release
Thursday: Continue 5 major religions of the world in class. Essay rough draft is due on Tuesday. Please write on loose leaf or type. Your final copy will be written in your packet or typed and stapled to the packet. Your entire packet will be turned in.
Friday: Essay Due Tuesday. Your entire packet will be turned in.
2/4 – 2/8
Monday: We reviewed Roman Civilization Lesson 2 and there was a Participation Grade entered for 5 Guiding Questions from Lesson 1 and 2.
Tuesday: Lesson 3 exercises and guiding questions on loose leaf. DBQ Essay Project: Complete Steps 2 and 3. You will have class time to work on this. Quiz Thursday
Wednesday: Study for Quiz – Roman Civilizations Lessons 1,2,3. We will review in class. Class time will be given to work on DBQ Essay Project. Homework: Write a perfect thesis statement on loose leaf to be checked tomorrow.
Thursday: Quiz on Roman Civilization Lessons 1,2,3 moved to Friday, review on Thursday / DBQ Essay Project Step 5 – Essay Outline, You will have class time to work on this in class.
Friday: Quiz Today. DBQ Essay Project: Step 6. The students will write the essay in class today.
1/28 – 2/1
Monday: Review for tomorrow’s test and worked on DBQ Essay Project in class.
Tuesday: Test Rome: Republic to Empire
Wednesday: DBQ Essay Project Points Breakdown Handout…We have been working on this in class and most of the students have completed the 25 questions and Hook Exercise. This will be checked on Friday for points.
Thursday: Roman Civilization Lesson 1 complete exercises and guiding questions on loose leaf for Friday.
Friday: Roman Civilization Lesson 2 complete exercises and guiding questions on loose leaf for Monday.
1/22 – 1/25
Tuesday: DBQ in class: Continue to organize material for Essay. Completed Lesson 4 in class
Wednesday: Corrected Lesson 4 and worked on DBQ Essay
Thursday: Worked on DBQ Essay in class. Chapter 11 (Rome: Republic to Empire), Sections 1-4 Test on Tuesday
Friday: Take home quiz on Lesson 3 & 4 sent home today and due Monday. This is to help prepare for Tuesday’s test. Study. We will review in class on Monday.
1/14 – 1/18
Monday: Checked Ancient Rome map and Lesson 1 and 2 Workbook Check for a participation grade. Quiz on Wednesday
Tuesday: Worked on Lesson 3 in class. Reviewed Lesson 1 and 2 for Quiz tomorrow. There is a review during Advisory on Tuesday as well.
Wednesday: Quiz Today. Crash Course World History questions for participation grade. Homework: Complete the 3 Guiding Questions from Lesson 3 on looseleaf
Thursday: Completed Crash Course World History and turned in.
Friday: DBQ in class. Analyzed sources and answered questions.
1/8 – 1/11
Tuesday & Wednesday: We completed Lesson 1, The Founding of Rome in class. Exercises in the workbook and the 2 Guiding Questions answered on looseleaf are due Thursday.
Thursday: We completed Lesson 2 and the 2 Guiding Questions answered on looseleaf are due Friday.
Friday: There will be a Workbook check on Monday for a participation grade
Have a safe and fun Holiday Break!!
12/17 Map Assignment due. Review for Exam in class
12/18 Review for Exam in class
12/19 Social Studies Exam today
12/10 – 12/14
Monday: Cold Read in class
Tuesday: Completed Cold Read in class. Map Assignments handed out. This is a MAJOR grade and should help your grade. We will work on them in class and you should work on them at home. Due next Monday.
Wednesday: Continue to work on Map Assignment in class and at home. We will review our Exam Study Guide in class today.
Thursday: We worked on the Map Assignment in class. Study for Exams
Friday: We worked on the Map Assignment in class. Many of the students completed their Map Assignments in class and turned them in. Study for Exams
12/3 – 12/7
Monday – Wednesday – Ancient Greece, Lesson 3, pages 81-84.
Wednesday – Thursday- Ancient Greece, Lesson 4, pages 85-88
Test Friday – Ancient Greece, from your green workbook, Lessons 1-4 (Be able to compare/contrast Athens and Sparta.) Know the vocabulary terms and how they relate to ancient Greece. From the documentary on the Last Stand of the 300, class activities / discussions, and your green workbook; be sure you understand the causes and effects of the Persian War. Know the difference between a direct democracy and a representative democracy.
Essay rewrites are possible to improve your grade. Please use the Advisory Period on Tuesday or Thursday to discuss a rewrite. These are due by Monday, December 3rd.
Monday – Wednesday – Ancient Greece, lesson 1, pages 73-76. Be sure you answer the guiding questions in complete sentences on a loose-leaf.
Wednesday – Friday – Ancient Greece, lesson 2, pages 77-80
Thursday Homework: Complete Lesson 2 with guiding questions on looseleaf, if you did not complete during class.
We will begin our study of ancient Greece when we return from Thanksgiving break. Those who want to work ahead in the green workbook may do so. Ancient Greece begins on page 73 and ends on page 104.
Students will have an extensive review for their exam during class to feel confident about their first experience in taking exams.
STUDY GUIDE FOR MIDTERM EXAM IS NOW POSTED:
We are working on our essays this week. The final draft is due Thursday, November 15th (due date pushed back).
Just a reminder that our Map Bell Ringers are counted as a Participation grade. There is no reason to get any wrong because you are allowed to ask questions and we correct them in class.
11/05 – 11/09
- Students will work on their Silk Road essays during class and may work on them at home.
- Final drafts of the essay may be typed. Final Drafts are due Monday, November 12th
- Be sure to follow the RACE rubric.
- All Silk Road documents/including picture and maps have been given to students to use to write their essays.
10/29/ – 11/02
Quiz on China- Friday. We reviewed in class on Wednesday.
No School on Thursday.
10/22 – 10/26
Monday – Wednesday – Green workbook, Early China, lesson 1 – Complete pages 117 – 120. (Due Wednesday).
Wednesday – Thursday – Green workbook, Early China, lesson 2 – Complete pages 121 – 124 (Due Thursday).
10/15 – 10/19 2nd Quarter begins
Remember to answer the Guiding Questions (GQ’s) in complete sentences, vocabulary, and all boxes on the sides including Check for Understanding. (You do not have to do the foldable and the “What do you know” section.
Monday – Wednesday – Read and complete Lesson 1, pages 105-108 in the green workbook (Due Wednesday)
Wednesday – Read and complete Lesson 2, pages 109-112 (Due Thursday)
Thursday – Read and complete Lesson 3, pages 113 – 116. (Due Friday)
Quiz Friday on India, lessons 1 and 2
We will work on our essays during class this week. The final copy is due Friday, October 12th.
Tuesday: How did the Nile River shape ancient Egypt? (Name 3 ways) We are answering this question in essay format. You will have 5 paragraphs. ( Introduction, 3 Body Paragraphs, Conclusion). Each paragraph may be a couple of well formed sentences. Please complete this on looseleaf. Study for Friday’s test.
Wednesday: Study for Friday’s test on Egypt. Use your study guide.
Thursday: Study for Friday’s test on Egypt. Use your study guide.
Friday: Test today on Egypt. No Homework over the weekend. I am reviewing your rough drafts and will hand them back on Tuesday.
Tuesday: Test on Mesopotamia. No homework tonight.
Monday: Complete p. 45-48 in the green workbook. You had class time to work on this, I hope you used your time wisely.
Tuesday: Test Tuesday, September 25th.
Wednesday: Test Tuesday on Mesopotamia. Today we, as a group, answered questions in our notebooks during class.
Thursday: Test Tuesday on Mesopotamia
Friday: Test Tuesday on Mesopotamia. Please use your study guide to prepare for the test. We will review on Monday, September 24th
Tuesday: Complete the Guiding Questions on p. 41 on looseleaf. Complete the questions on p. 42 and 43 in your workbook. You will need to read through p. 44 in order to complete the Guiding Questions. Please do your best work, this will be graded.
You have been working in your new workbooks during class on Thursday and Friday. The guiding questions on p. 33 and p.37 need to be completed on looseleaf. If you did not complete the work in class then please complete it over the weekend.
8/27 – 8/31
STUDY GUIDE FOR 8 1 TEST on Early Humans was handed out in class on Monday.
Monday – GQ’s – Guiding Questions- Understanding History-Geography and Sources – Answer questions 1-4.
Tuesday – GQ’s – Answer questions 5-6.
Wednesday – Prepare for your test on Thursday by studying the causes of the rise and fall of civilizations, the importance of the common traits of all civilizations “GRAPES” – geography, religion, achievement, politics, economics, and social structure, and the migration patterns of early man. Focus on pages 12-17 and pages 43 – 48 in your unit one packet. Study the role geography played on early civilizations (pages 11-13).
Thursday – UNIT 1 TEST and homework TBD
Friday – Enjoy your weekend – No written homework
8/20 – 8/24
Monday night’s homework – – In the homework section of your binder or typed if you prefer and placed in the binder or folder, answer GQ’s on Stone Ages and Early Culture (Guided Questions) 1 – 3.
Tuesday – Answer GQ’s, 4-6
Wednesday – Answer GQ’s, 7-8
Thursday – Answer GQ’s, 9 – 10
TEST ON UNIT 1, STONE AGE AND EARLY MAN – Thursday, August 30. Use your Unit 1 packet, Guiding Questions as a study guide, and all notes from documentaries, class activities, and handouts.
Friday – Sunday – ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND ! No written homework, but you can start studying your Unit 1 booklet for your test next Thursday.