Mansfield Middle School
Ms. Poller
Homework Page

 

 Social Studies

The 7th grade social studies page has unit assignment pages (as well as many interesting for students to explore).  
Click on the unit below and you will get to copies of the assignment sheet for that unit, as appropriate. 

 Literature

We want to develop active, avid readers and critical thinkers.

 Use this guide for ideas for sticky-note/journal response ideas (and for discussion starters with friends/family!).

Thanks for a GREAT year!  Keep working to understand the world.  BE the change you want to see!  All my best wishes to you!

 

Return your textbook, please.  You will not need it for the Renaissance unit.

FINAL EXAM: 
 - Part I and index card* due on Fri, 6/14. 
 - Part II (essay portion) on Mon, 6/17. 
* Index card will be collected after use on 6/14 and returned to student on 6/17.  Will be reviewing in all classes week of 6/10.

CURRENT UNIT: MIDDLE AGES

Determine and divide expenses (including change) evenly between partners BEFORE the Faire begins.  Be sure to have all items (costume, project, prizes, cashbox, etc.) IN SCHOOL for Thursday's Faire.

Get supplies /materials needed for faire activity (after determining a budget with your partner(s) and parents!).  Figure out activity's name, rules, prices, etc.

Get faire permission slip signed!  Due no later than 5/24.

Medieval Traders Quiz on TUES, 5/21 (changed!).  Use study guide to organize and focus your studying.

5/13: Bullet points of Sundiata's achievements (based on Mali section in textbook: pg. 132-133). 

5/7:  Finish "Traders East and West" task and questions by Friday (5/10)

4/16: Chapter 26 questions.  Draft of first SIX questions due 4/19.  Final (revised and edited) version of ALL questions due Tues, 4/30.

4/15: - Get 3rd quarter self-evaluation sheet signed.

Quiz on 4/15 on feudal Japan and Europe.  Spend this week organizing and reviewing materials.

4/9: finish questions on comparisons of warrior codes of behavior worksheet by Friday, 4/12. 

3/20-21: Feudal society article questions.  Draft due 3/22 (all Qs for classes 3+4; first 5 Qs for classes 1+5).  FINAL VERSION due Tues, 3/26.

3/19:  Complete project reflection questions and Early Middle Ages summary Q by next class.

3/12: CURRENT EVENTS QUIZ on 3/15 (stories since last quiz)

3/11:EARLY MIDDLE AGES. Presentation delayed to 3/13.  Be sure to have (at the START of class):
    - rubric (self-evaluation) checked and filled in
    - completed PowerPoint presentation (with bibliography, including citations for images used)
    - practiced presentation
    - copy of script to hand into Ms. Poller

2/20: EARLY MIDDLE AGES. Working on Research project. 
                 Note check 2/27. Due 3/11.

2/13:  EARLY MIDDLE AGES.
   Sutton Hoo Qs due 2/20 (cl 3+4) or 2/21 (cl 1+5)
   Presentation project research begins Wed/Thurs.  Due 3/11.

2/7:  Review Fall of Rome worksheet and discussion points for quiz on 2/8 (or 2/11!)

1/31:  Answer 3 questions on Justinian Code worksheet (due Friday, 2/1 for all but class 1 (due Mon, 2/4)).

1/25: Rome: Chapter 14 questions.  DRAFT due 1/29 (ALL classes)
FINAL version due at start of class 1/30 (classes 3+4) or 1/31 (classes 1+5)

1/23:  2 questions on the back of Daily Life in Rome video sheet due Friday.

1/18: Get grade sheet signed!

1/14: In preparation for in-class study time on 1/15: choose topics for essays (person, 3 achievements) and outline comparisons across cultures  (see website for details).

Second version of midterm Jeopardy! (first is available on SS website)

1/8:  Current Events quiz on Friday, 1/11.
  Midterm Exam and notecard due on Wed, 1/16 (classes 3+4)/1/17 (classes 1+5).  See SS page for details.

12/13:  Greece research project is underway.  Class time will be given for research.  Project is due at the end of class on Jan 8 (to allow for last minute project work). 

12/5:  China unit quiz has been shifted from Friday, 12/7 to Monday, 12/10.  See Study Guide on SS website for more information.

11/30:  Finish China webquest by Monday, 12/3.

11/27: Finish China Timeline questions by end of A+A on 11/28.

HISTORY DAY has been introduced.  Letter of intent  due Nov 30th.  Try it out!

Current Events quiz 12/3.  Includes stories and notes.

 

10/24: started Asian River Valleys unit.  No homework.  Team quiz week of 11/16 (open note, but review notes ahead of time!)

10/1 - 10/23:   
     See
EGYPT unit on website for copies of assignments (details below). 
Unit test on 10/23. Study Guide and Jeopardy game available at SS website.

10/2: Write a 1 page mock obituary of "Mummy X" due 10/3 (classes 3+4) or 10/4 (classes 1+5).  Use evidence from "autopsy" reports from today's class to present a life - and death - of this ancient Egyptian. 
Chapter 4 Guided Reading sheet due 10/10 (classes 3+4) or 10/11 (1+5). 

10/1: Beginning Egypt Unit.

Prehistory and Mesopotamia unit test on Friday (9/28).  Study guide and Jeopardy Game are available on Mesopotamia unit page.

9/17: Beginning Mesopotamia Unit.  Guided reading sheet due 9/24.  Unit quiz on Friday, 9/28.

9/4: overview to be signed by parent. Survey to be completed. Both due by Friday.

Students received their textbook on 8/31.  Textbooks should stay at home all year!

 

Thanks for a GREAT year! Keep exploring the world and yourself through reading.  All my best wishes to you!

 

6/18: Review characters, unit vocab and figurative language for Thursday's quiz.  Answer two questions in packet:
- With which character did you connect the most?  Why?
- Did you LIKE the book?  Why/why not?

6/17:  Type poem.  Review characters and figurative language for Thursday's quiz.

6/14: choice sticky

6/11: Choice sticky

6/6: 4th quarter Book Review milestone dates:
   6/7: 
Bibliography, choice of character (and why); topic of poem.
   6/10: Draft of poem and book cover
   6/11: All parts - in final form - due!

6/3: Fear poem due on Thursday.  Must include at least one simile and one metaphor and must be typed. 

5/30: Q#5 about Nick V.  Finish OTM book by Monday!           

5/28: author's craft sticky           

5/24: Read 40+ minutes.  Choice sticky due Tues.  Finish book by end of May. 

5/23: paragraph on your own self-identity

5/21: examples of characterization technique used in novel           

5/20:  Sticky that answers the question "What do I know" from main character's perspective.

5/14: sticky note           

5/13:  Research Harlem Renaissance.  Add one bio and one place summary into packet.           

5/6: character (or culture if did char today!) sticky           

5/3: choice sticky

5/2: choice sticky

4/30: culture sticky; finish postcard           

4/18: Write a FINAL journal entry on a sci-fi book that you completed.           

4/15: - Get 3rd quarter self-evaluation sheet signed.   
         - Complete at least one independent reading book row on the test preparation sheet.        

NOTE:  Quiz on elements of science fiction on 4/16.

4/10: Post it response to science fiction novel (choice)

4/9: Post it response to science fiction novel.

4/8: Complete "Monsters..." questions in science fiction packet

4/5: Post it response to science fiction novel.

4/4: Post it response to science fiction novel.

4/2: Post it response to science fiction novel.

4/1: Post it response to science fiction novel.

3/26: Answer questions 8 about" Robbie" discussion (due 3/27).  Sticky for Monday (after 40+ mins reading) should be on either: scientific fact, imaginative features, or human condition beging explored in sci-fi novel.

3/25:  Answer questions 3-7 about" Robbie."

 

 

3/22:  Post it response on author's craft.

3/21: Post-it response on "human condition" (e.g., environmental issues, ethical issues) discussed in sci-fi novel.

3/19: Post-it response on technology/"human condition" discussed in sci-fi novel.

3/18: Finish Starry Rift article/questions in sci-fi packet.  3/12: Final version of book review and one response note on sci-fi due on 3/14.

3/11:  Revise one body paragraph from theme essay to use parenthetical citations and to emphasize effectiveness of technique being discussed in developing theme.

3/4:  Book review was assigned.  Checkpoints:
  
for 3/5: tell me chosen book, project type and theme 
    for
3/7: work on book review
    for 3/8: draft of ideas due
    for 3/14: final version (check the requirements!) due at the START of class.

2/28:  ESSAY DUE Mon (3/4)

2/25:  Plan THEME ESSAY. 

Unless otherwise indicated, Lit homework is:
- READ 20+ mins daily.
-
Bring independent reading book to class
- Complete a post-it note with some analysis for each class.

2/22: THEME sticky due Mon.

2/21:  Read.  Complete DRP on Hinton instead of response note.

2/15: Sticky with two themes from The Outsiders due 2/21.

2/14:  AUTHOR'S STYLE/CRAFT sticky due.

2/12:  TWO stickies for Thursday: one on characterization and one on theme.

Unless otherwise indicated, Lit homework is:
- READ 20+ mins daily.
-
Bring independent reading book to class
- Complete a post-it note with some analysis for each class.

2/7: finish ch 7-9 essays (test - no discussion with anyone else!)

2/5: finish "Types of Characters" worksheet

2/1: answer questions on Chapter 8 (instead of read/response HW).  BRING BOOK BACK MON!

1/25: READ ONLY (No post-it response for Mon or Tues.).  Quiz on ch 4-6 on Monday.

1/18: Get grade sheet signed!

1/3: 2nd quarter book review (instead of stickies/reading HW)
   Draft of part I and choice of 3 reasons for part II due 1/4.
   Completed plan for part II due 1/7.
   Final version due at start of class 1/10 (and get new book to read!)

12/18: Extra credit option due 1/4

12/14:  Reading for pleasure only (no sticky notes).  At least one book must be completed by Jan 2 in preparation for book review.  Chosen book must have been used for journals/sticky notes as well.

Unless otherwise indicated, Lit homework is:
- READ 20+ mins daily.
-
Bring independent reading book to class
- Complete a post-it note with some analysis for each class.

11/26: Reread "The Cat and the Coffee Drinkers". Note clues of setting and write questions (comprehension and wondering), including at least one that would spark discussion/debate.

Myth unit :  Team test Thurs, 11/8.  Individual test 11/15

11/2:  Complete FRONT side (only) of Yin Yang Character analysis (for Monday).  No stickie (but do need to read!).

 

10/25: prepare for theme journal entry on 10/26.  New book by Monday, 10/29.

Q1 Book review (replaces reading/response homework)
  due 10/19: choose book.  Plan written essay. 
  due 10/22: Final draft of written essay and completed plan for bookmark
  due 10/25: Finished bookmark.

 

Unless otherwise indicated, Lit homework is:
- READ 20+ mins daily.
-
Bring independent reading book to class
- Complete a post-it note with some analysis for each class.

Full color of dreamcatcher plate and cut out feathers (both sides) due at start of class on Thurs (10/18).  (See rubric).

10/15:  Started DreamCatcher project (see rubric). 
     Sketch dream/hope for future on paper plate (due 10/16). 
     Full color of plate and cut out feathers (both sides) due at start of class on Thurs (10/18).

10/12:  symbolism sticky note

10/4 - complete culture chart after interviewing family/friends.  Due 10/11.

10/2 - complete a THEME/MESSAGE sticky note as your response

10/1 - complete a CULTURE sticky note as your response

9/27:  Students should study for Friday's myths quiz: vocabulary, charts and culture sheet.  SCHOLASTIC BOOK ORDERS ARE DUE 9/28 ALSO.

9/24:Students have a choice of TYPE of analysis for their post-it note, but must focus on providing evidence and their opinion/judgement. Also should complete Sticky Match Up sheet.  Team quiz on African and Japanese myth on Friday, 9/28

9/21:Students have a choice of TYPE of analysis for their post-it note, but must focus on providing evidence and their opinion/judgement. Team quiz on African and Japanese myth on Friday, 9/28.

9/19: Students have a choice of TYPE of analysis for their post-it note, but must focus on providing evidence and their opinion/judgement.

9/6 - Finish (full color) postcard; bring mailing address; write post-it note (based on 20+ mins reading)  that demonstrates best skills learned in 6th grade

Students must choose their independent reading book (and test to makes sure they like it) by Thursday, 9/6.