Acuity at Home Link


Use this link to access Acuity lessons when you are not on a computer at school.



Use this study guide to help prepare for your first semester final exam. You may use the textbook as a reference to complete this study guide. This study is NOT homework and will not be graded, but we will go over it.

Final Exam Study Guide_1st Semester_2013

In-class Essay Writing Prompts–A Christmas Carol

Please read the following requirements for the in-class essay. Students only have to write on ONE of the prompts and are strongly encouraged to prewrite, outline, or draft a response ahead of time.

The in-class essay is scheduled for Wednesday, December 11.

In-class Essay for A Christmas Carol

For extra help, please refer to the document titled “Write Source_Expository Writing Help.”

Write Source_Expository Writing Help

Use this link to help you write your essay. It gives great explanations for:

–how to write topic sentences and focus (thesis) statements.

–how to write an introduction (opening paragraph).

–how to write topic sentences.

–how to write body paragraphs.

–how to write a conclusion (closing paragraph).

–how to edit for the six writing traits and conventions.

Click the link below to find the PDF.

Write Source_Expository Writing Help


*This resource is also posted under “Nightjohn Essay Materials” on my blog.

Nightjohn Essay Materials_Final Draft due Tuesday, November 26

Nightjohn Essay Prewriting Worksheet: Complete BOTH sides of the worksheet.

Nightjohn Essay Prewriting Worksheet


Nightjohn Essay Topics: Choose only ONE topic for your essay.

Nightjohn Essay Topics_2013-2014


Nightjohn Essay Outline: use the “Write Source_Expository Essay Help” PDF to help you complete this.

Nightjohn Essay Outline


Write Source_Expository Essay Help: This is a great resource if you aren’t sure what to do for part of your essay.

Write Source_Expository Writing Help

Homework due: Wednesday, November 6

Nouns Packet_review

Nightjohn Novel Materials

The discussion questions are NOT homework unless I say otherwise. They are just used to guide our discussion of the novel in class after we finish a chapter.

The writing exercises ARE homework and will be assigned on the days we finish the chapter for that exercise.

dicussion questions AND writing exercises


Here is the study guide for the novel test. Students should review the study guide and take notes on one side of a 3×5 notecard.

Nightjohn Test Study Guide

Homework due: Tuesday, October 29

Nouns 2 Notes

Nouns 2 Questions

Independent Reading Project: Quarter 2 Requirements

Independent Reading Project: Quarter 2 Requirements

Only ONE report is required. Choose ONE of the report options below:

  • Book Report
  • PowerPoint Presentation

EITHER report options is due on Friday, December 13.

Independent Reading Requirements_Quarter 2_2013


Homework due: Friday, October 25

“About the Author: Gary Paulsen” Worksheet

About the Author_Gary Paulsen


Personal Narrative Essay Review Worksheet

Personal Narrative Review Worksheet