Mrs. Gidcomb's Homework Page

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Week of Nov. 13-17

Mon. Complete English worksheet p. 380. Complete steps 3, 4, and 5 of your hero's journey story.


Tues. We are going to the book fair so bring your money if you want to buy a book, poster, or other item. Complete steps 6, 7, and 8. Complete English worksheet pp. 81-82.

Wed. Complete English worksheet p. 381. Complete steps 9, 10, 11, and 12 of the hero's journey story.

Thurs. Complete the sentence opening sheet for your story. Go back and improve your story. Complete English worksheet p. 79-80.

Fri. Your story is due today by the end of class. Print a copy and turn in and submit electronically. Read AR.

Week of Nov. 6-10

Mon. Start to study for unit 8 voscabulary and spelling quizzes. Think about your fairy tale. Who is your hero? What is the problem? What is the ordinary world versus the special world? Look over the hero's journey graphic organizer and consider what will occur in your story. Continue to read AR.

Tues. Complete Eng. ws. p. 380. Complete prewriting sheet #1 for your fairy tale.
Wed. Complete prewriting sheet #2 for your fairy tale.
Thurs. Complete prewriting sheet #3 for your fairy tale. Study for the spelling and vocabulary quizzes over unit 8.
Fri. Finish the status quo, call to adventure, and assistance portions of your story.

Week of Oct. 30-Nov. 3

Mon. Study for the verb test over part 2 of the unit.

Tues. Read AR. Have a safe Halloween.
Wed. Complete Writing Coach p. 434 # 1-10 and p. 435 #11-20. If you did not finish filling out the hero's journey graphic organizer, use Google Classroom to view the links and finish it.
Thurs. Complete English worksheets p, 65 and p. 66. Finish filling out the notes over heroes and villians by going to Google Classroom and viewing the slideshow. Study for the unit 7 vocabulary and spelling quizzes.
Fri. Complete English worksheets p. 66 and p. 67. Read AR.

Week of Oct. 23-27

Mon. Complete the denotation-connotation packet.


Tues. Complete English worksheet p. 175, the denotation-connotation worksheet, and the figurative language worksheet.

Wed. Complete English p. 176.

Thurs. Study for unit 6 vocabulary and spelling quizzes.
Complete English p. 177.

Fri. Complete English worksheet p. 178.

Week of Oct. 16-20

Mon. Study for the Freak the Mighty test. There will not be vocabulary on the test. Complete the English worksheet over predicate adjectives and predicate nouns.

Tues. Read AR.

Wed. Complete the English active/passive worksheets.

Thurs. Read AR. Complete the second active/passive worksheet.


Fri. No school

Week of Oct. 9-13

Mon. No school


Tues. Finish reading Freak the Mighty,ch. 23, 24, and 25. Complete the questions and define the vocabulary. Also, do the English worksheets over direct and indirect objects and transitive/intransitive verbs.

Wed. (Last day for AR pts. for first quarter) Study for the Freak the Mighty vocabulary quiz over chapters 10 through 25. Complete English worksheet 173.

Thurs. Freak the Mighty vocabulary quiz #2 is today! Study for the test over Freak the Mighty. Complete the English worksheet p. 56 and p. 51.

Fri. Freak the Mighty test is today! Complete the English worksheet p. 174 and the reading worksheets for denotation/connotation.

Week of Oct. 2-7

Mon. Study for the verb test. Come in at 7:55 A.M. if you need to review, but you need to study. Know your helping verb song. Go through old worksheets. Look over the Google slideshow on Classroom. ALSO, read chapters 11,12, and 13 of Freak the Mighty. Answer the questions and define the vocabulary.

Tues. Verb test (part 1) today! Read ch. 14, 15, and 16 of Freak the Mighty. Answer the questions and define the vocabulary. Study for the vocabulary quiz over vocab from Freak the Mighty ch. 1-10. Go to Google Classroom for a link to Study Stack to help you prepare for the vocabulary quiz.

Wed. Read ch. 17, 18, and 19 of Freak the Mighty. Do the questions and define the vocabulary. Vocab quiz today!

Thurs. Read chapters 20, 21, and 22 of Freak the Mighty. Do the questions and define the vocabulary. Complete the English worksheet.

Fri. No school

Week of Sept. 25-29

Mon. Complete English worksheet p. 167 over perfect tense verbs. Write three examples of hyphenated modifiers.


Tues. Complete English worksheet p. 170 over progressive verbs.
Read chapters 1, 2, and 3 of Freak the Mighty. Complete questions and define the vocabulary.

Wed. Complete English worksheet p. 168 and 169 over irregular verbs. Read chapters 4, 5, 6, and 7. Complete the questions and define the vocabulary.

Thurs. Study for the vocabulary and spelling quizzes over unit 5. Complete the English review pages 34 and 36.

Fri. Vocabulary and spelling quizzes today over unit 5.
Complete the English review packet. Read chapters 8, 9, and 10 of Freak the Mighty. Complete the questions and define the vocabulary.

Week of Sept. 18- 22

Mon. Read "The Night the Bed Fell" and complete the literary worksheet p. 217.

Tues.

Read AR.

Wed. Complete English worksheet p. 1 and 2 (pages 163 and 164).

Thurs.

Study for the vocabulary and spelling quizzes over unit 4. Write the Magic 3 paragraph and highlight the examples. Check out Google Classroom for the instructions and an example of a Magic 3.

Fri.

Complete English worksheet p. 165 and p. 166.

Week of Sept. 11-Sept. 15

Mon.

Complete English worksheet p. 320 and p. 323. Look on Google Classroom for a worksheet if you lose or forget yours at school. Also, read "Angela's Ashes" starting on p. 140. Complete worksheets p. 196 and p. 197 over historical context and an author's purpose.

Tues.

Complete English worksheets p. 322 and p. 324. Start studying for the pronouns test on Thursday.

Wed.

Study for the pronouns test.

Thurs.

Pronouns test today. Study unit 3 spelling and vocabulary words. Read "Stolen Day" and complete Critical Thinking questions #1, 2, and 3 all parts for Friday.

Fri.

Vocabulary and spelling quizzes over unit 3 today. Study for the pronouns test on Monday.
Read AR.

Week of Sept. 4-Sept. 8

Mon. Labor Day No school

Tues. MAP testing----no homework
Wed. Complete p.305 #1-20
Thurs. Study unit 2 vocabulary and spelling for the quizzes on Friday.
Complete p.309 #1-20
Fri. Vocabulary and spelling quizzes today. Complete the analogy ws.

Week of August 28-Sept. 1

Mon. 8/28 Complete the nouns worksheet p. 23 and p. 25 to help review/prepare for the nouns test on Wednesday.


Tues. 8/29 Study for the nouns test. Complete both context clues worksheets.

Wed. 8/30 Read "Papa's Parrot" and answer questions 1, 2, and 3 all parts.

Thurs. 8/31 Study for the vocabulary and spelling quizzes. Read "An American Childhood" and answer questions 1, 2, and 3 all parts.

Fri. We have vocabulary and spelling quizzes over unit 1 today. Complete p. 302 #1-20 in the Writing Coach.

Week of August 21-25

Mon. Complete Writing Coach p. 299 #1-20. Follow the directions. You can read over p. 298 in the Writing Coach and review the Parts of Speech slide show on Google Classroom.

Tues. Complete English worksheet p. 97. See Google Classroom for notes.

Wed. 8/23 English worksheet p. 18 and literature ws. p. 18

Thurs. 8/24 Literature ws. p. 19 and 20.

Fri. 8/25 Complete the nouns packet and review for the English test over nouns.

Week of August 17-18


Thurs. 8/17 Get the AR letter and the class rules sheet signed by a parent/guardian.

Fri. 8/18 If you have not already gotten your letters signed, then have a parent/guardian sign them.
Also, using your Writing Coach book, complete #6-10 and #16-20 on both pages 296 and 297.