The STAR writing assessment is given each year to all California students in 7th grade during the first week in March. Students may be asked to write a response to literature, a summary of an article, a persuasive essay, or a fictional narrative. In order to prepare our students for this important state assessment, we will be doing a lot of essay writing practice.
Homework should take approximately 20-30 minutes a night depending on the assignment. Homework is vital in helping students to prepare for upcoming lessons, practice important skills, reinforce understanding of concepts, and to teach responsibility and good study habits. We encourage all students to budget their time appropriately and to complete unfinished work daily so that they don't fall behind during the week. Assignments are considered late when turned in after the assignment has been collected. Last assignments may be accepted, but for greatly reduce credit.