SAVE THE DATE!

Thursday, September 14th, is Back to School Night at Sussman Middle School. Mark your calendars now, and plan to attend this incredible, information packed evening in which you will get to meet your child’s/children’s teachers as well as hear about the exciting adventures in learning available only at the finest middle school in the DUSD. Details to come.

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WHAT WE DID: 8/23

  • ALL CLASSES
    • Work in small groups to answer questions about the Article of the Week (AoW) about Malala. Students who came to class unprepared worked independently.
    • QUESTIONS:
      • ARTICLE OF THE WEEK #1 – MALALA GOES TO OXFORD

      • Directions: Working with your group, answer the following questions. Include the question in the answer, and use complete sentences to write your answers. Everyone must write their own answers on their own piece of paper. If you do not agree with someone in your group, challenge them to show evidence or support for their answer. If you cannot agree, you may write your own answer and not the group’s answer.

      • What is the author’s purpose in writing this article? What evidence do you have to support your claim?

      • The article does not say where Oxford University is. However, you can infer its location based on hints within the article. Where is Oxford University? How do you know? Cite evidence from the text to support your inference

      • Who is “Yousafzai?” Why is this person important?
      • What evidence do you have that this article is current?
      • Describe a recurring theme in Malala’s life. Give three specific examples to support your answer. One example must be a direct quote from the article.
      • What do can you infer the difference is between Oxford University and Lady Margaret Hall. Explain. Cite textual evidence to support.
      • What is the thesis of this piece of writing? Write it out. How do you know this is the thesis?
      • Any questions not completed in class are to be finished for homework.         Due Friday, 8/25.
  • HOMEWORK
    • ENGLISH 8 & HONORS ENGLISH 8
      • Complete the questions for AoW #1. Due Friday, 8/25
      • Submit AutoBio Poem in google classroom by Friday, 8/25
    • SEVENTH GRADE ENGLISH
      • Complete the questions for AoW #1. Due Friday, 8/25
      • Submit My All-Time Favorites in google classroom by Friday, 8/25

 

WEDNESDAY IS COLLEGE TEE SHIRT DAY!!

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WHAT WE DID: 8/22

  • ALL CLASSES
    • Today, all students took the STAR360 on-line reading assessment to get a start of the year baseline score
  • HOMEWORK REMINDER
    • Come to class on Wednesday, having read the Article of the Week about Malala and with three interesting facts or details written down. Due 8/23
    • SEVENTH GRADE ONLY
      • My All-Time Favorites due Friday, 8/25
    • ENGLISH 8/HONORS ENGLISH 8
      • AutoBio Poem due Friday, 8/25

 

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WHAT WE DID: 8/21

  • ALL CLASSES
    • Laptop assignment
    • Log on to google classroom
    • Log on and follow warzyblog
  • HOMEWORK
    • AoW #1 in google classroom
      • Print hard copy or read online. Write down three interesting facts or details about the article on a piece of paper. Bring this to class on Wednesday, 8/23. Due Wednesday, 8/23.
    • GRADE 8 ONLY AutoBio Poem
      • Read instructions and write a rough draft.
      • Submit final draft in google classroom. Due Friday, 8/25.
    • GRADE 7 ONLY My All-Time Favorites
      • Read instructions and write a rough draft.
      • Submit final draft in google classroom. Due Friday, 8/25
    • Silent reading book
      • Bring your library book to class on Tuesday, 8/22

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