About New World Preparatory

New World Preparatory

New World Preparatory (NWP) opened its doors in September 2010.  At full capacity, the school will house 375 sixth through eighth grade students.  NWP’s student body will reflect the community’s rich cultural diversity, one that includes a high recent immigrant population.

Located on Staten Island’s north shore, NWP is a charter middle school that celebrates diversity and is committed to teaching tolerance.  The school’s key design elements include: academic rigor and relevance; personalization; strong professional development; and engaging families and the larger school community as critical partners.

NWP will provide students with a curriculum weighted in English Language Arts and reinforced language arts skills in all of the traditional core subjects – social studies, English Language Arts, math, and science.  The school will have a directed focus on Civic Leadership and Social Justice, emphasizing the importance of improving community life, seeking justice for all peoples and caring for one another.  The school’s academic program will also include Spanish, health, physical education, consumer sciences, career development and occupational sciences and the arts.  NWP will provide structured time to support the social and emotional needs of each student.  Students in all grades will participate in an advisory program that will further develop adult-student relationships to support learning and emotional development.  Each student will be assigned a single teacher to serve as their advisor, with each teacher responsible for a core group of students.

Mr. Rucker-7th Grade Social Studies

Homework 5/20

Write a newspaper article explaining the injustice during the Civil War and today.

  • What is the injustice?
  • Is violence a reasonable means to fight this injustice?
  • Use details from yesterdays text to support your argument about response to injustice.
  • Is John Brown’s answer ok? Why or why not?
  • Is Baltimore’s answer ok? Why or why not?
  • What is the difference between rioting and protesting? What works better? Why?

804 Homework Week of 5/18-5/22

Monday, 5/18/15: January 2015 Integrated Regents #17-30

Tuesday, 5/19/15: January 2015 Integrated Regents #32-39

Wednesday, 5/20/15: August 2014 Integrated Regents #1- 17

Thursday 5/21/15: August 2014 Integrated Regents #19-30

Friday 5/22/15: August 2014 Integrated Regents #31-39, not #33

5.18-5.21 ELA HW Barry/Cohen/Scala

Monday, 5/18 due Tuesday 5/19: 5.18 HW

Tuesday, 5/19 due Thurs 5/21: 5.19 HW

Thursday, 5/21 due Friday 5/22: 5.21 HW

7th grade ELA homework 5.18-5.22

Reading & Writing Homework Packet

5/18/15 – 5/22/15

DUE FRIDAY 5/22/15

 

 

Directions: Follow the reading directions for each night below. Make sure to read the original text on the left side of the book, only referring to the translated text on the right side for clarification. Answer the questions for each day of the week on a separate piece of loose leaf, staple it to this instructional, and hand in the COMPLETED PACKET to your teacher on Friday.

 

Monday: Read and annotate Act 2 Prologue and Act 2, scene 1 (pgs 72-76). Answer the following questions.

 

  1. In line 8 of the Prologue, Shakespeare writes, “And she steals love’s sweet bait from fearful hooks.’ What kind of figurative language is being used here? What is its effectiveness?
  2. In Act 2, scene 1, what do Benvolio and Mercutio not know about Romeo in this scene?
  3. Why does Benvolio think that looking for Romeo “tis in vain” ?

 

 

 

Tuesday: Read and annotate Act 2, scene 2 (pgs 78-94). Answer the following questions. Be sure to cite evidence when the question requires it.

  1. What does Juliet’s famous line “O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?” (line 33) mean?
    2. Juliet is more practical than Romeo in this famous balcony scene. Cite evidence from the text to support this claim.
    3. What arrangements do Romeo and Juliet make at the end of their secret meeting? Cite evidence from the text to support your answer.

 

Wednesday: Read and annotate Act 2, scene 3 (pgs 96-102), Act 2. Scene 3 excerpt (pgs 118-122). Answer the following questions. Be sure to cite evidence when the question requires it.

  1. How do we know that Romeo and Friar Lawrence have a close relationship?
    2. How does Friar Lawrence react when Romeo asks him to marry him and Juliet quickly? Cite evidence from the text to support your answer.
    3. Why does Friar Lawrence agree to marry Romeo and Juliet? Cite evidence from the text to support your answer.
    4. What message does the Nurse agree to bring to Juliet from Romeo?

 

 

Thursday: Read and annotate Act 2, scene 5 and 6 (pgs 124-134). Answer the following questions. Be sure to cite evidence when the question requires it.

 

  1. How does the audience know that Juliet is impatient at the beginning of Act 2, scene 5? Cite evidence from the text to support your answer.
    2. How does the Nurse tease Juliet? What does this show about their relationship? Cite evidence from the text to support your answer.
    3. What warning does Friar Lawrence give Romeo at the end of scene 6? Why does he give him this advice? Cite evidence from the text to support your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

804 Homework

Thursday 5/14: June 2013 Integrated Regents #1-16

 

Friday 5/15:  January 2015 Integrated Regents #1-16

5/13 No HW!

Have a great day!

804 Homework: Wednesday, 5/13/15

Homework 5.13.15

7th grade ELA Homework 5.11-5.15

Reading & Writing Homework Packet

5/11/15 – 5/15/15

Due 5/15/15

 

 

Directions: Follow the reading directions for each night below. Make sure to read the original text on the left side of the book, only referring to the translated text on the right side for clarification. Answer the questions for each day of the week on a separate piece of loose leaf, staple it to this instructional, and hand in the COMPLETED PACKET to your teacher on Friday.

 

Monday: Read and annotate the Prologue (pg 2) and excerpts from Act 1, scene 1 (pgs 10-26). Answer the following questions. Be sure to cite evidence when the question requires it.

 

  1. What information is given to the audience in the Prologue? What is its purpose?
  2. If Romeo and Juliet is a love story, why does Shakespeare begin his play with a violent street fight?
  3. Tybalt says, “What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word, / As I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee” (Act 1, scene 1 lines 63-64). What is Tybalt saying here? What kind of impression do we get of his character based on his actions in this scene and through his words in this quote?
  4. Romeo is introduced as a typical romantic lover. Describe his behavior, citing evidence from the text to support this analysis.

 

Tuesday: Read and annotate Act 2, scene 2 (pgs 28-36). Answer the following questions. Be sure to cite evidence when the question requires it.

  1. Who is Count Paris? Why is Lord Capulet speaking with him?
  2. Why does Romeo decide to crash the Capulet party? Cite evidence from the text to support your answer.
  3. How do Benvolio’s words “And she shall scant show well that now seems best” (Act 1, scene 2 line 101) seem to tell the future? Explain this quote and predict what might happen after this scene.

 

Wednesday: Read and annotate Act 2, scene 3 (pgs 38-46). Answer the following questions. Be sure to cite evidence when the question requires it.

  1. What do we learn about the Nurse’s character in this scene? Describe her based on her dialogue.
    2. Lady Capulet, the Nurse and Juliet all express different opnions and thoughts on marriage. How does each character express their attitudes? Cite evidence from the text to support your answer.
    3. Juliet says, “But n more deep will I endart mine eyes / Than your consent gives strength to make it fly” (Act 1, scene 3, lines 100-101). What does this quote mean? What does Juliet reveal about her character after saying this to her mother?

 

 

Thursday: Read and annotate Act 1, scene 5 (pgs 58-70). Answer the following questions. Be sure to cite evidence when the question requires it.

  1. When Romeo sees Juliet, he describes her using the metaphor “So shows a snowy dove trooping with crows / As yonder lady o’er her fellows shows” (Act 1, scene 5 lines 45-46)., when he describes Juliet. What comparison is he making here? By describing her this way, what does he say about the other women at the ball? Who does Romeo seem to have forgotten all about?
  2. How does Tybalt react when he sees Romeo at the party? How does Lord Capulet react? Cite evidence from the text to support your answer.
  3. “My only love, sprung from my only hate!/ Too early seen unknown, and known too late!” (Act 1, scene 5 lines 136-137). What does Juliet mean in these lines? In what tone do you think she spoke these lines and why?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/14 HW #101

HW #101 will be started in class and finished at home. Click the link below to view the HW!

5-14 HW #101

804 Homework: Tuesday, 5/12/15

Homework 5.11.15 (11.6)