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.
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- Thanksgiving homework outline (Homework directions)
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Assignment is due Monday, 11/30. Late assignments will not be accepted.
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There will be a public Board Meeting on Monday, November 30th at 5:30PM. Parents and the community are welcome to join us. If you have any questions please call us at 718-705-8990.
This homework is due on Monday, November 23, 2015. It was handed out on Thursday, November 19, 2015 to all students present in class and again on Friday, November 20, 2015 to those who were absent the day before. This edition is more clear to see the relationships within each pedigree. Please submit your answers on the original homework sheet or print this version and submit your answers on here. Make sure to write in complete sentences and legibly. This will count as a 10 point homework assignment (1st for Quarter 2).
¡Gracias por siempre ir más allá!
Ilyanna Mitchell – Rivera
Nedelia Navarro – Falcon
Daniel Zeferino Reyes
Josephie Florez Lopez
Ms. Davis (701) & Ms. Davis & Ms. Landa (703): Packet A – Reading & Writing Homework Packet 11/16-11/20
Ms. Davis (701) & Ms. Landa (703):
Reading & Writing Homework Packet A
Directions: Answer the questions for each day of the week on a separate piece of loose leaf using complete sentences, staple it to this sheet, and hand in the COMPLETED PACKET to your teacher on Friday 11/20/2015.
Monday: Read and annotate Chapter 11 & Chapter 12 and answer the following questions:
- What is the significance of Uncle Jewiir? What part does he play in Salva’s life?
- Why does Salva feel stronger, bolder, and able to go on after his uncle’s death?
- Compare and contrast Salva’s reaction to Marial’s death to his reaction to his uncle’s death.
- How does Salva’s interaction with the group change after Uncle’s death? Why?
- How does Salva change and grow as a character this chapter? What causes this change to happen?
- What do you predict will happen at the Gilo River? Explain.
Tuesday: Read and annotate Chapter 13 & Chapter 14 and answer the following questions:
- What does water symbolize to Nya in this chapter? What does water symbolize to Salva?
- Compare and contrast the differences in the symbolic meaning of water throughout the chapter.
- Salva faced many dangers in this chapter. Of them all, which do you consider to be the most dangerous? Explain your answer.
- Describe Salva’s character in the second half of this chapter. What character trait would you use to describe him now? Explain your answer.
Wednesday: Read and annotate Chapter 15 & Chapter 16 and answer the following questions:
- Complete Vocabulary Finder
- Compare and contrast Sudan and America.
- Why is it so difficult for Salva to return to Africa to see his father? Explain, citing evidence from the text.
Thursday: Read and annotate Chapter 17 & Chapter 18 and answer the following questions:
- Choose one character trait to describe Salva in this chapter. Cite two pieces of evidence to support your answer.
- What do you predict Salva’s project for South Sudan will be?
- How do you infer Salva feels about speaking in front of an audience? Cite two pieces of evidence from the text that supports this.
- How have the volunteers creating one well transformed the lives of the villagers? Give at least three different positive effects of the new well.
- How do Salva’s story and Nya’s story intersect and come together in this chapter? Why do you think the author chose to tell the story this way?