092217 – Friday – Day 34

It’s Friday!

Sorry I am not here.  I will be back Monday.  Today will be a good day.

We have to do our weekly 5 day grammar test.  Once the students complete their grammar tests, please have them read the short story Sir Gawain and the Loathly Lady (Pgs 415-458).  When they are done, they should complete questions 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 on page 460.  

Week 7 grammar assessment

Students must stay in their seats the entire class period unless they present you with a bathroom pass.  Each student was given a single bathroom pass that they may use one time.

Bathroom Pass

Students should be polite and on their best behavior.

 

092117 – Thursday – Day 33

Welcome to Thursday

Minimum Day?

Today is a minimum day.  We’re gonna take some time today to slow down, get caught up, and get ready for our novel.  Below I’ve put links to tests that you may be missing.  If you’re missing one of these tests, take it as soon as we’re done with our 5 day grammar.  Period 4, we forgot the 5 day grammar yesterday, so we’ll do that one too.  Period 5, we still need to get caught up on our notes.

I’ve got many of your Snow paragraphs.  Today would be a good time to complete those if you haven’t turned them in.  Also, reading logs are due tomorrow.  If you’ve not started those, grab a reading log now and start doing that work.

The classroom environment should be quiet and busy.  You should not be disturbing anyone who is trying to finish work.

Pd 1 – Writing Prompt – No writing today

Here is what we will be doing in order:

  1. 5 Day Grammar
  2. (If you are done with everything else) In Classroom, start working on our Book Journals.
  3. If you need to make up tests, here are the ones that we have online:

5 Day Grammar (find yours in Google Classroom)

Week 6 Grammar Test

Week 5 Grammar Test

Week 3 Grammar Test

Elements of Story Part II

Elements of Story Part I

Behavior Test

If you need to finish the Merlin story, textbooks are also available.  You should answer questions 1-10 at the end of the story.

4. Reading Logs / AR Tests

As long as all the work from the past 3 days is done, we will now begin reading our books.  Periods 1, 4, and 5 will read The Giver.  Period 3 will read Inherit the Wind. 

Due: Cornell Notes, 5 Day Grammar for Monday and Tuesday.  You will receive credit / no credit for these assignments.  If you were working the entire time, your work should now be complete.  If you were not, then your work is likely incomplete. 

DETENTIONS

The detentions will vary in length.  Those who had their names written down one day will serve one-half hour.  Those who have their names written down twice will serve a full hour.  Each student who will serve detention will be getting notices telling their parents when, where, and why the detention is to be served. Anyone on the detention list is not eligible for the ukulele drawing. I have to be fair to those students who are doing the right thing. 

What should be done:

Today, Period 1 will write for the 1st ten minutes of class.  I’ve provided a timer on your slideshow to help you.

Each class will complete today’s 5 day grammar.  Our TAs will collect this and grade them.  A grading sheet will be at the back of the room.

Periods 1, 4, and 5 will take notes on The Giver.  As you take your notes, you will also have to answer questions that are embedded in the notes.  You will turn these notes in tomorrow for credit.  You will receive them back on Wednesday.

Period 1, 4, and 5 Presentation

Period 3 will take notes on Inherit the Wind.  You will also watch a video that goes along with your notes.  You will be required to use this video to define a series of vocabulary words.  You will also watch the video carefully so that you can answer 3 questions about the video. You will turn these notes in tomorrow for credit.  You will receive them back on Wednesday.

Period 3 Presentation

ADVISORY

Morning Announcements

Channel 1

PERIOD 6

We need the morning announcement video completed and shared.

Yearbook needs to be worked on.

PAWS videos need to be completed and shared.

092017 – Wednesday – Day 32

Today is a short day.  We have a lot to do, and less time to do it in.  Today, classes that have not finished the work that was given when the subs were here must get that done today.  We are going to begin our novels.  This should be exciting for each of us.

Due: Cornell Notes, 5 Day Grammar for Monday and Tuesday.  You will receive credit / no credit for these assignments.  If you were working the entire time, your work should now be complete.  If you were not, then your work is likely incomplete. 

Welcome to Wednesday

DETENTIONS

The detentions will vary in length.  Those who had their names written down one day will serve one-half hour.  Those who have their names written down twice will serve a full hour.  Each student who will serve detention will be getting notices telling their parents when, where, and why the detention is to be served. Anyone on the detention list is not eligible for the ukulele drawing. I have to be fair to those students who are doing the right thing. 

There may be another sub tomorrow, as I’ve been asked to be an administrator again.  If I am not here, I need each of you to do your best with the sub.  There will be work for you.

What should be done:

Today, Period 1 will write for the 1st ten minutes of class.  I’ve provided a timer on your slideshow to help you.

Each class will complete today’s 5 day grammar.  Our TAs will collect this and grade them.  A grading sheet will be at the back of the room.

Periods 1, 4, and 5 will take notes on The Giver.  As you take your notes, you will also have to answer questions that are embedded in the notes.  You will turn these notes in tomorrow for credit.  You will receive them back on Wednesday.

Period 1, 4, and 5 Presentation

Period 3 will take notes on Inherit the Wind.  You will also watch a video that goes along with your notes.  You will be required to use this video to define a series of vocabulary words.  You will also watch the video carefully so that you can answer 3 questions about the video. You will turn these notes in tomorrow for credit.  You will receive them back on Wednesday.

Period 3 Presentation

What we will be doing today:

Pd 1 – Writing Prompt – My behavior with the sub

5 Day Grammar (find yours in Google Classroom)

As long as all the work from the past 2 days is done, we will now begin reading our books.  Periods 1, 4, and 5 will read The Giver.  Period 3 will read Inherit the Wind. 

ADVISORY

Morning Announcements

Channel 1

PERIOD 6

We need the morning announcement video completed and shared.

Yearbook needs to be worked on.

PAWS videos need to be completed and shared.

091917 – Tuesday – Day 31

Welcome to Tuesday

Sadly, when I get back several of you will be receiving Detention documents, and will be making phone calls home so that you can explain why you were unwilling to behave when we had a sub. The detentions will vary in length.  Those who had their names written down one day will serve one-half hour.  Those who have their names written down twice will serve a full hour.  

Also, I’ve got the Ukulele, and will be conducing the drawing for the Ukulele Wednesday when I return to class.  Those who are unable to behave the way their parents expect them to at school will not be eligible for the drawing.  Sorry.  I have to be fair to the students who do the right thing.  Only they will be eligible.

Today there will be another sub.  We talked about this on Friday.  All of your work will be done on paper today.  Make sure that you write neatly and that you put your name and period on your papers (include last name).

Today, Period 1 will write for the 1st ten minutes of class.  I’ve provided a timer on your slideshow to help you.

Each class will complete today’s 5 day grammar.  Our TAs will collect this and grade them.  A grading sheet will be at the back of the room.

Periods 1, 4, and 5 will take notes on The Giver.  As you take your notes, you will also have to answer questions that are embedded in the notes.  You will turn these notes in tomorrow for credit.  You will receive them back on Wednesday.

Period 1, 4, and 5 Presentation

Period 3 will take notes on Inherit the Wind.  You will also watch a video that goes along with your notes.  You will be required to use this video to define a series of vocabulary words.  You will also watch the video carefully so that you can answer 3 questions about the video. You will turn these notes in tomorrow for credit.  You will receive them back on Wednesday.

Period 3 Presentation

Don’t forget that you must have a bathroom pass if you are going to use the bathroom.

Remain in your seats at all times.

Be polite.

Make me proud.

Sit in your assigned seat.

ADVISORY

Morning Announcements

Channel 1

PERIOD 6

We need the morning announcement video completed and shared.

Yearbook needs to be worked on.

PAWS videos need to be completed and shared.

091817 – Monday – Day 30

Welcome to Monday

Today there will be a sub.  We talked about this on Friday.  All of your work will be done on paper today and tomorrow.  Make sure that you write neatly and that you put your name and period on your papers (include last name).

Today, Period 1 will write for the 1st ten minutes of class.  I’ve provided a timer on your slideshow to help you.

Each class will complete today’s 5 day grammar.  Our TAs will collect this and grade them.  A grading sheet will be at the back of the room.

Periods 1, 4, and 5 will take notes on The Giver.  As you take your notes, you will also have to answer questions that are embedded in the notes.  You will turn these notes in tomorrow for credit.  You will receive them back on Wednesday.

Period 1, 4, and 5 Presentation

Period 3 will take notes on Inherit the Wind.  You will also watch a video that goes along with your notes.  You will be required to use this video to define a series of vocabulary words.  You will also watch the video carefully so that you can answer 3 questions about the video.

Period 3 Presentation

Don’t forget that you must have a bathroom pass if you are going to use the bathroom.

Remain in your seats at all times.

Be polite.

Make me proud.

Sit in your assigned seat.

ADVISORY

Morning Announcements

Channel 1

PERIOD 6

We need the morning announcement video completed and shared.

Yearbook needs to be worked on.

PAWS videos need to be completed and shared.

091517 – Friday – Day 29

The Literary Terms Dictionary is now overdue.  You will now lose points for each day that it is late.  Elements of Story Dictionary Project. This slideshow will help you with much of the work.  Literary Terms Slide Show.

Reading Logs are due today (pd. 5, they are due Monday)

Monday and Tuesday I will be a Vice Principal.  There will be a sub both those days.  You must be on your best behavior for the sub.

Period 1 will write the 1st 10 minutes.

Topic: Student Choice.  I will call on one student using our cards.  That student will provide today’s topic. 

Sign in to Google Classroom

  1. 5 day grammar test Week 6
  2.  Short Essay Outline. Today, we will practice the outlines together.  You will be assigned a group, with a group leader.  In that group, you will work to complete a total of 3 outlines that demonstrate an understanding of the organization required of a typical 7th grade body paragraph. This is due tomorrow.
  3. Week 4 Grammar Test (we were supposed to complete this last week, but got behind).  This test will be done by hand on a separate sheet of paper.  If your answers cannot be easily read, they will not be graded.  If your name cannot be read, your work will not be graded.  You may finish this on your own and/or at home.  This is  overdue.
  4. Sub work that is due: Read “Merlin and the Dragons” as a class.  The story can be found on page 438 of our text book.   When they are done, they will answer Questions 1 through 10 (on paper).  This was assigned 2 weeks ago when we had a sub.  It is due.  Please turn it in ASAP.
  5. Reading Logs: We will go over how you should complete them.  Your 1st reading log is due this week. We will work on the 1st one together at first, then you will finish on your own.
  6. In Google Classroom: What Happened During the Ice Storm.  This will become our first real essay.  You will be assigned a small group.  As a small group, you will work to read, understand, and answer the questions provided. This will also be our practice in how to work in groups.
  7. Say Mean Matter: Snow:  We will complete an assignment on reading deeply.  Most students are done with this.  Are you ready to submit yours for grading? Turn this in for credit.  If it is not turned in by Wednesday, you will lose the opportunity to get points. No work, no credit.
  8. You must show evidence that you know what to do with: Short Essay Outline on the story Snow.  You will identify these elements:
  • Describe the plot of the story.
  • Describe the setting of the story.
  • Describe the main character.
  • Is the conflict External or Internal? Explain.
  • What Point of View is used in this story?
  • What is the theme of “Snow”?

To help you, I’ve created an outline in Classroom that you should complete first.  your outlines should be done by 09/06/17 (changed due to testing).  When you are done with your outlines, we will then copy and paste your information into an essay format and begin the 1st draft of our essay.

Introduce Novels: Pds, 1, 4, and 5 will read The Giver, Pd. 3 will read Inherit the Wind.

RL7.1 – Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL7.2 – Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
W7.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
SL7.4 – Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
L7.2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L7.4 – Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
L.7.4 – A Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

Morning Announcements

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091417 – Thursday – Day 28

The Literary Terms Dictionary is now overdue.  You will now lose points for each day that it is late.  Elements of Story Dictionary Project. This slideshow will help you with much of the work.  Literary Terms Slide Show.

We may be making phone calls home today regarding missing work.  If you are missing work, you should probably get it in before we make those phone calls.

Reading logs are due Friday

Period 1 will write the 1st 10 minutes.

Topic: Siblings (brothers and sisters)

Sign in to Google Classroom

  1. 5 day grammar – Class slideshow
  2.  Short Essay Outline. Today, we will practice the outlines together.  You will be assigned a group, with a group leader.  In that group, you will work to complete a total of 3 outlines that demonstrate an understanding of the organization required of a typical 7th grade body paragraph. This is due tomorrow.
  3. Week 4 Grammar Test (we were supposed to complete this last week, but got behind).  This test will be done by hand on a separate sheet of paper.  If your answers cannot be easily read, they will not be graded.  If your name cannot be read, your work will not be graded.  You may finish this on your own and/or at home.  This is  overdue.
  4. Sub work that is due: Read “Merlin and the Dragons” as a class.  The story can be found on page 438 of our text book.   When they are done, they will answer Questions 1 through 10 (on paper).  This was assigned 2 weeks ago when we had a sub.  It is due.  Please turn it in ASAP.
  5. Reading Logs: We will go over how you should complete them.  Your 1st reading log is due this week. We will work on the 1st one together at first, then you will finish on your own.
  6. In Google Classroom: What Happened During the Ice Storm.  This will become our first real essay.  You will be assigned a small group.  As a small group, you will work to read, understand, and answer the questions provided. This will also be our practice in how to work in groups.
  7. Say Mean Matter: Snow:  We will complete an assignment on reading deeply.  Most students are done with this.  Are you ready to submit yours for grading? Turn this in for credit.  If it is not turned in by Wednesday, you will lose the opportunity to get points. No work, no credit.
  8. You must show evidence that you know what to do with: Short Essay Outline on the story Snow.  You will identify these elements:
  • Describe the plot of the story.
  • Describe the setting of the story.
  • Describe the main character.
  • Is the conflict External or Internal? Explain.
  • What Point of View is used in this story?
  • What is the theme of “Snow”?

To help you, I’ve created an outline in Classroom that you should complete first.  your outlines should be done by 09/06/17 (changed due to testing).  When you are done with your outlines, we will then copy and paste your information into an essay format and begin the 1st draft of our essay.

Introduce Novels: Pds, 1, 4, and 5 will read The Giver, Pd. 3 will read Inherit the Wind.

RL7.1 – Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL7.2 – Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
W7.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
SL7.4 – Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
L7.2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L7.4 – Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
L.7.4 – A Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

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091317 – Wednesday – Day 27

The Literary Terms Dictionary is now overdue.  You will now lose points for each day that it is late.  Elements of Story Dictionary Project. This slideshow will help you with much of the work.  Literary Terms Slide Show.

We will be making phone calls home today regarding missing work.  If you are missing work, you should probably get it in before we make those phone calls.

Reading logs are due Friday

Period 1 will write the 1st 10 minutes.

Topic: Favorite Food

Sign in to Google Classroom

  1. 5 day grammar – Class slideshow
  2.  Short Essay Outline. Today, we will practice the outlines together.  You will be assigned a group, with a group leader.  In that group, you will work to complete a total of 3 outlines that demonstrate an understanding of the organization required of a typical 7th grade body paragraph.
  3. Week 4 Grammar Test (we were supposed to complete this last week, but got behind).  This test will be done by hand on a separate sheet of paper.  If your answers cannot be easily read, they will not be graded.  If your name cannot be read, your work will not be graded.  You may finish this on your own and/or at home.  This is  overdue.
  4. Sub work that is due: Read “Merlin and the Dragons” as a class.  The story can be found on page 438 of our text book.   When they are done, they will answer Questions 1 through 10 (on paper).  This was assigned 2 weeks ago when we had a sub.  It is due.  Please turn it in ASAP.
  5. Reading Logs: We will go over how you should complete them.  Your 1st reading log is due this week. We will work on the 1st one together at first, then you will finish on your own.
  6. In Google Classroom: What Happened During the Ice Storm.  This will become our first real essay.  You will be assigned a small group.  As a small group, you will work to read, understand, and answer the questions provided. This will also be our practice in how to work in groups.
  7. Say Mean Matter: Snow:  We will complete an assignment on reading deeply.  Most students are done with this.  Are you ready to submit yours for grading? Turn this in for credit.  If it is not turned in by Wednesday, you will lose the opportunity to get points. No work, no credit.
  8. You must show evidence that you know what to do with: Short Essay Outline on the story Snow.  You will identify these elements:
  • Describe the plot of the story.
  • Describe the setting of the story.
  • Describe the main character.
  • Is the conflict External or Internal? Explain.
  • What Point of View is used in this story?
  • What is the theme of “Snow”?

To help you, I’ve created an outline in Classroom that you should complete first.  your outlines should be done by 09/06/17 (changed due to testing).  When you are done with your outlines, we will then copy and paste your information into an essay format and begin the 1st draft of our essay.

Introduce Novels: Pds, 1, 4, and 5 will read The Giver, Pd. 3 will read Inherit the Wind.

RL7.1 – Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL7.2 – Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
W7.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
SL7.4 – Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
L7.2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L7.4 – Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
L.7.4 – A Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

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091217 – Tuesday – Day 26

The Literary Terms Dictionary is now overdue.  You will now lose points for each day that it is late.  Elements of Story Dictionary Project. This slideshow will help you with much of the work.  Literary Terms Slide Show.

We will be making phone calls home tomorrow regarding missing work.  If you are missing work, you should probably get it in before we make those phone calls.

Today we will be going to the library.  This will be a short trip.  Less than 10 minutes.  Have your ID card ready.

Period 1 will write the 1st 10 minutes.

Topic: Books

Sign in to Google Classroom

  1. 5 day grammar – Class slideshow
  2.  Short Essay Outline. Today, we will practice the outlines together.  You will be assigned a group, with a group leader.  In that group, you will work to complete a total of 3 outlines that demonstrate an understanding of the organization required of a typical 7th grade body paragraph.
  3. Week 4 Grammar Test (we were supposed to complete this last week, but got behind).  This test will be done by hand on a separate sheet of paper.  If your answers cannot be easily read, they will not be graded.  If your name cannot be read, your work will not be graded.  You may finish this on your own and/or at home.  This is  overdue.
  4. Sub work that is due: Read “Merlin and the Dragons” as a class.  The story can be found on page 438 of our text book.   When they are done, they will answer Questions 1 through 10 (on paper).  This was assigned 2 weeks ago when we had a sub.  It is due.  Please turn it in ASAP.
  5. Reading Logs: We will go over how you should complete them.  Your 1st reading log is due this week. We will work on the 1st one together at first, then you will finish on your own.
  6. In Google Classroom: What Happened During the Ice Storm.  This will become our first real essay.  You will be assigned a small group.  As a small group, you will work to read, understand, and answer the questions provided. This will also be our practice in how to work in groups.
  7. Say Mean Matter: Snow:  We will complete an assignment on reading deeply.  Most students are done with this.  Are you ready to submit yours for grading? Turn this in for credit.  If it is not turned in by Wednesday, you will lose the opportunity to get points. No work, no credit.
  8. You must show evidence that you know what to do with: Short Essay Outline on the story Snow.  You will identify these elements:
  • Describe the plot of the story.
  • Describe the setting of the story.
  • Describe the main character.
  • Is the conflict External or Internal? Explain.
  • What Point of View is used in this story?
  • What is the theme of “Snow”?

To help you, I’ve created an outline in Classroom that you should complete first.  your outlines should be done by 09/06/17 (changed due to testing).  When you are done with your outlines, we will then copy and paste your information into an essay format and begin the 1st draft of our essay.

Introduce Novels: Pds, 1, 4, and 5 will read The Giver, Pd. 3 will read Inherit the Wind.

RL7.1 – Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL7.2 – Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
W7.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
SL7.4 – Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
L7.2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L7.4 – Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
L.7.4 – A Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

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091117 – Monday – Day 25

The Literary Terms Dictionary is now overdue.  You will now lose points for each day that it is late.  Elements of Story Dictionary Project. This slideshow will help you with much of the work.  Literary Terms Slide Show.

Period 1 will write the 1st 10 minutes.

Topic: 9/11.

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  1. 5 day grammar – Class slideshow
  2.  Short Essay Outline. Today, we will practice the outlines together.  You will be assigned a group, with a group leader.  In that group, you will work to complete a total of 3 outlines that demonstrate an understanding of the organization required of a typical 7th grade body paragraph.
  3. Week 4 Grammar Test (we were supposed to complete this last week, but got behind).  This test will be done by hand on a separate sheet of paper.  If your answers cannot be easily read, they will not be graded.  If your name cannot be read, your work will not be graded.  You may finish this on your own and/or at home.  This is  overdue.
  4. Sub work that is due: Read “Merlin and the Dragons” as a class.  The story can be found on page 438 of our text book.   When they are done, they will answer Questions 1 through 10 (on paper).  This was assigned 2 weeks ago when we had a sub.  It is due.  Please turn it in ASAP.
  5. Reading Logs: We will go over how you should complete them.  Your 1st reading log is due this week. We will work on the 1st one together at first, then you will finish on your own.
  6. In Google Classroom: What Happened During the Ice Storm.  This will become our first real essay.  You will be assigned a small group.  As a small group, you will work to read, understand, and answer the questions provided. This will also be our practice in how to work in groups.
  7. Back-burner project: Elements of Story Project is now on the front burner.  I’ve adjusted the due date because of testing and my absences.  It is now due Today.  You will not lose points for each day that it is late.  Elements of Story Dictionary Project. This was due yesterday, and everyone should be done.
  8. Say Mean Matter: Snow:  We will complete an assignment on reading deeply.  Most students are done with this.  Are you ready to submit yours for grading? Turn this in for credit.  If it is not turned in by Wednesday, you will lose the opportunity to get points. No work, no credit.
  9. You must show evidence that you know what to do with: Short Essay Outline on the story Snow.  You will identify these elements:
  • Describe the plot of the story.
  • Describe the setting of the story.
  • Describe the main character.
  • Is the conflict External or Internal? Explain.
  • What Point of View is used in this story?
  • What is the theme of “Snow”?

To help you, I’ve created an outline in Classroom that you should complete first.  your outlines should be done by 09/06/17 (changed due to testing).  When you are done with your outlines, we will then copy and paste your information into an essay format and begin the 1st draft of our essay.

Introduce Novels: Pds, 1, 4, and 5 will read The Giver, Pd. 3 will read Inherit the Wind.

RL7.1 – Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL7.2 – Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
W7.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
SL7.4 – Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
L7.2 – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
L7.4 – Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
L.7.4 – A Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

Morning Announcements

Channel 1

Reading Placement Test

AR Testing

Resources for Inherit the Wind

Thesis Example

Vid 1

Vid 2

Class Slideshow

Week 3 Grammar Test

Daily Slideshow / 5 Day Grammar

Today you will take a 20 point grammar test.  This test will be done on paper.  You will need a single sheet of paper to complete this test.  Make sure you put your name and your period on the test.  Name the test Week 4 Grammar Test.