120216 – Friday – Day 78

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It is Friday, folks. And in just 9 school days you will be off for Christmas break.  We’ve got some work to bust through! We will stop for a moment today to collect last week’s Frayer Models (Fill-In), Today’s Daily Starters, If you or your parents care about your grades, then your missing work needs to show up ASAP.

Today we will:

  1. Complete our daily starters.
  2. Continue on our assignment from Wednesday: Sensory Detail Practice. This will require you to work in groups.

When you finish working as groups, you will then work independently to complete slide #9 on your own. This final draft will be done on paper.  You may not finish today, so make sure you copy down the prompt first so that you can finish it as homework.  Just like what you did in your group, you will turn our prompt into a short story.  Your short story will use at least 10 sensory details.  It will use 1st or 3rd person point of view.  You will underline your sensory detail examples.  

Our Standards:

W.7.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

RI.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

120116 – Thursday – Day 77

Alison by candle lightYesterday, after everyone had gone home, and I was also on my way home, I received an email asking me to be an administrator again.  It was completely unexpected, so I’m really sorry that I will be gone for some of our classes.

Today, we will:

  1. Complete our daily starters
  2. Watch a video or two on using Sensory Detail: Sensory Details in our writing 1Sensory Detail in our Writing 2
  3. Read from Holt Literature and Language Arts “Writing Workshop: Writing a Short Story” pgs. 536-547.  Students should take Cornel Notes from these pages, as they will be creating their own short story very soon.  They will rely on these notes as they do so.   

Our Standard:

W.7.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.  a. Engage and orient the reader by establishing a context and point of view and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally and logically.  b. Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, pacing, and description, to develop experiences, events, and/or characters.  c. Use a variety of transition words, phrases, and clauses to
convey sequence and signal shifts from one time frame or setting to another.  d. Use precise words and phrases, relevant descriptive details, and sensory language to capture the action and convey experiences and events.  e. Provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on the narrated experiences or events.

 

If we finish early,  I’d like to take the opportunity to make up missing work.  On Monday, we were working on an assessment.  Many of you did not finish that.  This will be a great opportunity to finish your work for credit.

If you’ve not yet finished the ASSESSMENT on elements of a story (via Twilight Zone Movie), you may finish that now.

We will review the Elements of Story (remember your Elements of Story Dictionary?) by completing an assignment using the Twilight Zone as our story source. This is an assessment.  You will complete this handout as the movie plays.  You are getting to watch this movie because of your good behavior with the last guest teacher.  Make sure you do just as well today.  Please turn this in at the end of the period.  Thanks!

Some of you are still working on this:

Students will complete a quick-write answering this questions:  What is the difference between justice and revenge.  Please have them be as specific as possible.  They should also provide examples of each.  Student will use this same sheet of paper to complete today’s assignments.

  1. They will read “Bargain” pgs. 237-246, and answer questions on page 248 (#’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 14).

Daily Work

113016 – Wednesday – Day 76

 

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Hola, Estudiantes,

Today we will complete our daily starters.

Then we will do something new.  We will talk about sensory details.  This is super important because on those big state tests coming up very shortly, you will have to demonstrate that you know how to add sensory details that improve your writing.

Today I will complete the 1st part of the assignment (with your help).  You will then work together to complete the 2nd part of the assignment.  Finally, you will each work alone to complete the last part of the assignment.

We may finish early.  If we do, a lot of you have tons of work that is not yet done.  We will use this opportunity to complete missing work so that when the grades come out, each of you can have the best grade possible.

Sensory Detail Practice

Daily Work

W.7.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

Tuesday – 112916 – Day 75

thanksgiving-2016-6I hope everyone enjoyed the video yesterday.  Make sure you get your work turned in so that you can get credit. Remember, that assignment was an assessment.  That means it is important.  You will need 1 or 2 sheets of paper today.  Please have them ready.

  1. For my English Classes (Pds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) Today we will complete our daily starters.
  2. Students will complete a quick-write answering this questions:  What is the difference between justice and revenge.  Please have them be as specific as possible.  They should also provide examples of each.  Student will use this same sheet of paper to complete today’s assignments.
  3. They will read “Bargain” pgs. 237-246, and answer questions on page 248 (#’s 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 14).

Daily Work

Week 16 Vocabulary

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Today’s Standards:

1. RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
2. RI.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

Monday – 112816 – Day 74

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Welcome back to school.  I hope you had a great break.  Today and tomorrow I will be in the office working as an administrator.  We all know classroom behaviors, and I can’t wait to get a really good report about each of my classes.

Today we will:

  1. complete our daily starters
  2. copy our vocabulary and we can begin our frayer-models-10-fill-in.
  3. We will review the Elements of Story (remember your Elements of Story Dictionary?) by completing an assignment using the Twilight Zone as our story source. This is an assessment.  You will complete this handout as the movie plays.  You are getting to watch this movie because of your good behavior with the last guest teacher.  Make sure you do just as well today.  Please turn this in at the end of the period.  Thanks!

 

Today’s Standards:

1. RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
2. RI.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

111816 – Friday – Day 73

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Well, this is the big day!  Turkey Trot, the last day before our break, and the day that we will take a test!

Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 test

period 3 test

As we read today, we will complete a t-chart-fillable  (RI.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text).

Period 3 will compare these 2 questions:

How is Hank changing the 6th Century | How is the 6th Century changing Hank

 

We will also complete a Venn Diagram, which will help us to understand how we look at King Arthur, both historically, and as a legend.

Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will compare these 2 questions:

What qualities does Jonas have that will help him to succeed as Receiver? (give examples / explain) | What in the story may cause him to fail? (give specifics / explain).

We will also complete a Venn Diagram, which will help us to understand the benefits and detriments of the Giver’s world.

If we finish early, we will continue reading our novels.

Daily Work

111716 – Thursday – Day 72

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Welcome to class.  Today we will continue working on our novels.  We did really well yesterday.  Nearly every class was able to get through 16 pages!  Amazing.

We still need to complete our daily starters, and I want to remind you that I need your essays, your Frayer Models, and your Reading Logs.   If you want extra credit, you should show me

Period 5, make sure you get your Turkey Trot Tickets purchased before Friday.  Trust me, you want to be there.  It will be tons of fun.

As we read today, we will complete a t-chart-fillable  (RI.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text).

Period 3 will compare these 2 questions:

How is Hank changing the 6th Century | How is the 6th Century changing Hank

Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will compare these 2 questions:

What qualities does Jonas have that will help him to succeed as Receiver? (give examples / explain) | What in the story may cause him to fail? (give specifics / explain).

I want to remind you that we will be taking our vocabulary/daily starter test early.  We will be completing this on Friday before we leave  for our holiday.  I’d really like for you to look at the test before then so that you can prepare.

I need the 1st draft of your essays, your Frayer Models, and your Reading Logs.

As we discussed yesterday, you can find a link here: Week 15 Vocabulary Words

Daily Work

111616 – Wednesday – Day 71

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We did some good readin’ yesterday, people.  Period 5 got through 15 pages!  Today, we’re going to continue working on our reading.  We want to do as much reading as we can so that we can knock these novels out.

I still need your reading logs, your Frayer Models, and the 1st draft of your essays.

Period 5, make sure you get your Turkey Trot Tickets purchased before Friday.  Trust me, you want to be there.  It will be tons of fun.

As we read today, we will complete a t-chart-fillable  (RI.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text).

Period 3 will compare these 2 questions:

How is Hank changing the 6th Century | How is the 6th Century changing Hank

Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will compare these 2 questions:

What qualities does Jonas have that will help him to succeed as Receiver? (give examples / explain) | What in the story may cause him to fail? (give specifics / explain).

I want to remind you that we will be taking our vocabulary/daily starter test early.  We will be completing this on Friday before we leave  for our holiday.  I’d really like for you to look at the test before then so that you can prepare.

I need the 1st draft of your essays, your Frayer Models, and your Reading Logs.

As we discussed yesterday, you can find a link here: Week 15 Vocabulary Words

Today’s Work

111516 – Tuesday – Day 70

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Hi folks!

Today, we will complete our daily starters, then we will continue with our reading.  Our goal is to get through as much of our novels as we are able before we go off for our Thanksgiving holiday.  As we read today, we will complete a t-chart-fillable  (RI.7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text).

Period 3 will compare these 2 questions: 

How is Hank changing the 6th Century | How is the 6th Century changing Hank

Periods 1, 2, 4, and 5 will compare these 2 questions:

What qualities does Jonas have that will help him to succeed as Receiver? (give examples / explain) | What in the story may cause him to fail? (give specifics / explain). 

I want to remind you that we will be taking our vocabulary/daily starter test early.  We will be completing this on Friday before we leave  for our holiday.  I’d really like for you to look at the test before then so that you can prepare.

I need the 1st draft of your essays, your Frayer Models, and your Reading Logs.  

As we discussed yesterday, you can find a link here: Week 15 Vocabulary Words

Today’s Work