032717 – Monday – Day 141

This is the Monday before our spring break.  When we return, we will be taking the SBAC.  These are the 2 biggest weeks of our year because this week we will be getting ready for the SBAC (our last chance), and when we come back from break, you will be taking the SBAC.  Let’s be focused and get ourselves ready.  Tools for SBAC

  1. Complete Week 30 Daily Starters (Click here).  This week you will have various writing assignments.  Today, you will read a short article on bees.  You will then respond to the given prompt (in Google Classroom).
  2. Week 30 Vocabulary is going to be different.  We are going to focus on vocabulary terms you need in order to speak intelligently about poetry.  There will be no Week 30 Frayer models, but there will be a vocabulary project.  This is a project, so it is worth a lot of points (75 points!).  You need to finish this by Friday and turn it in before you leave.
  3. Today we will be going over the SBAC test so that you are familiar with it.  We will be using the SBAC website in order to review this year’s work.  We will then look at the SBAC Study Guide to see how we did.
  4. Vocabulary test for week 29 words.  Make sure you understand the difference between mood and tone before taking this test.
  5.  We will continue working on our SBAC essay. This is due.  You need to find time to get this done this week.  Everything you need to complete the essay is in the handout.  During the real SBAC, we are not allowed to give you any help.  However, I am including links to the following videos to help you this week.  If you don’t know how to start, check these out (informative essay 1 | informative essay 2, informative essay 3 | In-Text Citation | Introducing Quotes) | (In-Text Citations). You will need headphones.  By now, you should have your quotes selected, you should understand each of the texts.  You are running out of time to complete this, so today you should already be on the writing process.  You need to create an introductory paragraph, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion.  Each body paragraph should have 2 quotes.  Many are still struggling with writing a hook for their essays.
  6. Citing.  MLA Work’s Cited Page. Schmoop on MLA.
  7. Week 29 VocabularyFrayer Models: Just like last week, the new vocabulary words are academic words.  They are words you should know in 7th grade. They often show up in tests and in assignments.  Frayer Model Example.
  8. Week 28 Vocabulary Test: (Due Friday) Everyone needs to take this test.  It will go in the grade book on Friday.
  9. Week 25 Vocabulary Test
  10. If you have finished each of the above tasks, go back to Wednesday’s post and see if there is anything there that you are missing.  If so, make up that missing work.

If you are missing Week 25 Reading Logs, and have run out of things to do, please get that done.  Also, you should work on Week 27 Reading Logs.  Those are due Monday.

Priority Standard(s)

1. RI.7.1 CITE several pieces of textual evidence to SUPPORT analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
2. RI.7.2 DETERMINE two or more central ideas in a text and ANALYZE their development over the course of the text; PROVIDE an objective summary of the text.
3. RI.7.8 TRACE and EVALUATE the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
4. W.7.1 WRITE arguments to SUPPORT claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. INTRODUCE claim(s), ACKNOWLEDGE alternate or opposing claims, and ORGANIZE the reasons and evidence logically.
b. SUPPORT claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, USING accurate, credible
sources and DEMONSTRATING an understanding of the topic or text.
c. USE words, phrases, and clauses to CREATE cohesion and CLARIFY the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
d. ESTABLISH and MAINTAIN a formal style.
e. PROVIDE a concluding statement or section that follows from and SUPPORT the argument presented.
5. L.7.3 USE knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
a. CHOOSE language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, RECOGNIZING and ELIMINATING wordiness and redundancy.*
6. L.7.6 ACQUIRE and USE accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; GATHER vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
  • Vocabulary Test practice and review:  We will be taking a vocabulary review test.  You must sign up using the link above.  When you sign up, make sure you use your correct name, as I will not be able to give you a grade if you use a fake name.

Practice Essay.  You will need three documents:  1) The essay outline (my example), your’s is in Google Classroom, 2) The Article The Impact of Celebrities,” 3) Our Class Notes on the Basic Essay (the essay prompt is on the last slide in red).  Please refer to your own notes as you complete the essay.  Our goal is to develop an organization essay.  Focus on that.  Remember to cite your work.  Here are movies to help you with this: (In-TextCitations).  Schmoop on

In Google Classroom, you will find a new document that we will work on.  We will review I.C.E., which shows us how to use quotes effectively in our writing.  We will read the information on this assignment, and then complete the practice at the bottom of the assignment.

Take the test on “All Summer in a Day.”  If you did as you were supposed to on Wednesday, this will be a piece of cake.  As soon as you are done, go to #3.

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032517 – Friday – Day 140

They’re back!  Today, after school, I hope to see a lot of you for our weekly Dr. Who Geek-Out.  I just want to warn you that because I will be working as Admin today, I may be a few minutes late.  Please hang out till I get there.  Dr. Who is the highlight of my week!  Today, if you show up and have not gotten in trouble, I will have a frozen pop for you.

Today, as I said above, I will be working as a Vice Principal.  I don’t want to see any of my students in the VP’s office, so please be on your best behavior all day.   Our sub will be Mrs. Huff.  When I announced this earlier in the week, you were all very happy.  Show her that you appreciate her by doing your very best to make her feel welcome!

Our tasks today:  This week you’ve all been amazing.  There’s been very little time for fun, so, as a reward, we will slow things down a lot.  You have earned the privilege of watching an episode of The Twilight Zone.  But, as you know, this is a class where even a kick-back day is a work day.  The video will have an assignment that goes with it.  You will review plot structure and character in preparation for the SBAC. On Monday, there will be a test.  If you don’t watch carefully, you will fail the test.

Mrs. Huff will take roll based upon our Seating Chart.  Sit where the chart has you, and don’t argue with Mrs. Huff.  There are a couple new kids who may not be on the seating chart yet.  Sit where you are asked, please.

  1. Daily Starters.  I’ve left room for this on today’s Character assignment.  Make sure you turn them in to Mrs. Huff for credit.  If your name, period and row are not on the top of your assignment, you will not get credit.
  2. Twilight Zone, “In Praise of Pip.”  Watch the movie carefully.  When you are done, you should complete the assignment provided by Mrs. Huff.  We will be reviewing Plot Structure, and examining our Characters.  There is also a question about the role of the tobacco industry in today’s movie.  I’d like you to give me a well-thought-out response to that question.
  3. If you have missing assignments that you want to turn in, give them to Ms. Huff.  She will make sure I get them.

Class Rules:

If you don’t have one of these

Bathroom Pass

You can’t leave your seat.

Be kind, be polite, work hard.  Mrs. Huff has seen you in my class, and she knows how good you are.  Don’t surprise her with some unexpected behavior.

If your name is written down, then you will have detention next week.  So, fly under the radar today and do a good job.

 

 

032317 – Thursday – Day 139

 

Thursday is finally here, the rain seems to be gone, and we’ve still got lots to do! Almost every one of you has been working super hard this week.  I’m pretty proud.  Today it is supposed to rain all day, so we probably can’t go outside to work.  I will be going through more essays today, and I’d like to see each of you finish your essay.  I’d also like to see missing work completed.  Tomorrow I will be VP, so I want you to start thinking now about what the class will look like when the sub is here.

  1. Complete Week 29 Daily Starters (Click here).  You will watch a short video of a girl who is just about your age.  She explains what poetry means to her.  After watching the video, you will write your response to the given prompt (in Google Classroom).
  2. In Google Classroom, you will find a new document that we will work on.  We will review I.C.E., which shows us how to use quotes effectively in our writing.  We will read the information on this assignment, and then complete the practice at the bottom of the assignment.
  3. Vocabulary Test practice and review:  We will be taking a vocabulary review test.  You must sign up using the link above.  When you sign up, make sure you use your correct name, as I will not be able to give you a grade if you use a fake name.
  4. Take the test on “All Summer in a Day.”  If you did as you were supposed to on Wednesday, this will be a piece of cake.  As soon as you are done, go to #3.
  5.  We will continue working on our SBAC essay.  Everything you need to complete the essay is in the handout.  During the real SBAC, we are not allowed to give you any help.  However, I am including links to the following videos to help you this week.  If you don’t know how to start, check these out (informative essay 1 | informative essay 2, informative essay 3 | In-Text Citation | Introducing Quotes) | (In-Text Citations). You will need headphones.  By now, you should have your quotes selected, you should understand each of the texts.  You are running out of time to complete this, so today you should already be on the writing process.  You need to create an introductory paragraph, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion.  Each body paragraph should have 2 quotes.  Many are still struggling with writing a hook for their essays.
  6. Practice Essay.  You will need three documents:  1) The essay outline (my example), your’s is in Google Classroom, 2) The Article The Impact of Celebrities,” 3) Our Class Notes on the Basic Essay (the essay prompt is on the last slide in red).  Please refer to your own notes as you complete the essay.  Our goal is to develop an organization essay.  Focus on that.  Remember to cite your work.  Here are movies to help you with this: (In-TextCitations).  Schmoop on Citing.  MLA Work’s Cited Page. Schmoop on MLA.
  7. Week 29 VocabularyFrayer Models: Just like last week, the new vocabulary words are academic words.  They are words you should know in 7th grade. They often show up in tests and in assignments.  Frayer Model Example.
  8. Week 28 Vocabulary Test: (Due Friday) Everyone needs to take this test.  It will go in the grade book on Friday.
  9. Week 25 Vocabulary Test
  10. If you have finished each of the above tasks, go back to Wednesday’s post and see if there is anything there that you are missing.  If so, make up that missing work.

If you are missing Week 25 Reading Logs, and have run out of things to do, please get that done.  Also, you should work on Week 27 Reading Logs.  Those are due Monday.

Priority Standard(s)

1. RI.7.1 CITE several pieces of textual evidence to SUPPORT analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
2. RI.7.2 DETERMINE two or more central ideas in a text and ANALYZE their development over the course of the text; PROVIDE an objective summary of the text.
3. RI.7.8 TRACE and EVALUATE the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
4. W.7.1 WRITE arguments to SUPPORT claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. INTRODUCE claim(s), ACKNOWLEDGE alternate or opposing claims, and ORGANIZE the reasons and evidence logically.
b. SUPPORT claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, USING accurate, credible
sources and DEMONSTRATING an understanding of the topic or text.
c. USE words, phrases, and clauses to CREATE cohesion and CLARIFY the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
d. ESTABLISH and MAINTAIN a formal style.
e. PROVIDE a concluding statement or section that follows from and SUPPORT the argument presented.
5. L.7.3 USE knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
a. CHOOSE language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, RECOGNIZING and ELIMINATING wordiness and redundancy.*
6. L.7.6 ACQUIRE and USE accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; GATHER vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

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032217 – Wednesday – Day 138

“Parents [and guardians] are the most important things in your life. They correct you by disciplining you and that’s how you know they love you, because they want you to be a good person in life.” – Anonymous student’s answer on last week’s test.   Isn’t it funny that a good teacher is like a good parent?

“Children usually pick up the behavior they see their parents show. If a mother and father show poor character in the family or in public, their children will pick up these “characteristics” and may possibly Affect them in many different ways. This is why it’s best that parents show good character and teach their children proper manners and behavior.”  Anonymous student’s answer on last week’s test. Your behavior at school sends very loud messages to the world.  You really should try to send the messages your parents want the world to hear.

Yea!   It’s Wednesday!  Almost every one of you has been working super hard this week.  I’m pretty proud.  Today it is supposed to rain all day, so we probably can’t go outside to work.  I will be going through more essays today, and I’d like to see each of you finish your essay.  I’d also like to see missing work completed.  Friday I will be VP, so I want you to start thinking now about what the class will look like when the sub is here.

  1. Complete Week 29 Daily Starters (Click here).  You will watch a short video.  You will then write your response to the given prompt (in Google Classroom).
  2. Vocabulary Test practice and review:  We will be taking a vocabulary review test.  You must sign up using the link above.  When you sign up, make sure you use your correct name, as I will not be able to give you a grade if you use a fake name.
  3. Take the test on “All Summer in a Day.”  If you did as you were supposed to on Wednesday, this will be a piece of cake.  As soon as you are done, go to #3.
  4.  We will continue working on our SBAC essay.  Everything you need to complete the essay is in the handout.  During the real SBAC, we are not allowed to give you any help.  However, I am including links to the following videos to help you this week.  If you don’t know how to start, check these out (informative essay 1 | informative essay 2, informative essay 3 | In-Text Citation | Introducing Quotes) | (In-Text Citations). You will need headphones.  By now, you should have your quotes selected, you should understand each of the texts.  You are running out of time to complete this, so today you should already be on the writing process.  You need to create an introductory paragraph, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion.  Each body paragraph should have 2 quotes.  Many are still struggling with writing a hook for their essays.
  5. Practice Essay.  You will need three documents:  1) The essay outline (my example), your’s is in Google Classroom, 2) The Article The Impact of Celebrities,” 3) Our Class Notes on the Basic Essay (the essay prompt is on the last slide in red).  Please refer to your own notes as you complete the essay.  Our goal is to develop an organization essay.  Focus on that.  Remember to cite your work.  Here are movies to help you with this: (In-TextCitations).  Schmoop on Citing.  MLA Work’s Cited Page. Schmoop on MLA.
  6. Week 29 VocabularyFrayer Models: Just like last week, the new vocabulary words are academic words.  They are words you should know in 7th grade. They often show up in tests and in assignments.  Frayer Model Example.
  7. Week 28 Vocabulary Test: (Due Friday) Everyone needs to take this test.  It will go in the grade book on Friday.
  8. Week 25 Vocabulary Test
  9. If you have finished each of the above tasks, go back to Wednesday’s post and see if there is anything there that you are missing.  If so, make up that missing work.

If you are missing Week 25 Reading Logs, and have run out of things to do, please get that done.  Also, you should work on Week 27 Reading Logs.  Those are due Monday.

Priority Standard(s)

1. RI.7.1 CITE several pieces of textual evidence to SUPPORT analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
2. RI.7.2 DETERMINE two or more central ideas in a text and ANALYZE their development over the course of the text; PROVIDE an objective summary of the text.
3. RI.7.8 TRACE and EVALUATE the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
4. W.7.1 WRITE arguments to SUPPORT claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. INTRODUCE claim(s), ACKNOWLEDGE alternate or opposing claims, and ORGANIZE the reasons and evidence logically.
b. SUPPORT claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, USING accurate, credible
sources and DEMONSTRATING an understanding of the topic or text.
c. USE words, phrases, and clauses to CREATE cohesion and CLARIFY the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
d. ESTABLISH and MAINTAIN a formal style.
e. PROVIDE a concluding statement or section that follows from and SUPPORT the argument presented.
5. L.7.3 USE knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
a. CHOOSE language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, RECOGNIZING and ELIMINATING wordiness and redundancy.*
6. L.7.6 ACQUIRE and USE accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; GATHER vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

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032117 – Tuesday – Day 137

“Parents [and guardians] are the most important things in your life. They correct you by disciplining you and that’s how you know they love you, because they want you to be a good person in life.” – Anonymous student’s answer on last week’s test.   Isn’t it funny that a good teacher is like a good parent?

“Children usually pick up the behavior they see their parents show. If a mother and father show poor character in the family or in public, their children will pick up these “characteristics” and may possibly Affect them in many different ways. This is why it’s best that parents show good character and teach their children proper manners and behavior.”  Anonymous student’s answer on last week’s test. Your behavior at school sends very loud messages to the world.  You really should try to send the messages your parents want the world to hear.

It’s Tuesday, Folks!  This is week 29, and the year is quickly rushing by.  We have so much to do!  Friday I will be VP, so I want you to start thinking now about what the class will look like when the sub is here.

  1. Complete Week 29 Daily Starters (Click here).  You will watch a short video.  You will then write your response to the given prompt (in Google Classroom).
  2. Take the test on “All Summer in a Day.”  If you did as you were supposed to on Wednesday, this will be a piece of cake.  As soon as you are done, go to #3.
  3.  We will continue working on our SBAC essay.  Everything you need to complete the essay is in the handout.  During the real SBAC, we are not allowed to give you any help.  However, I am including links to the following videos to help you this week.  If you don’t know how to start, check these out (informative essay 1 | informative essay 2, informative essay 3 | In-Text Citation | Introducing Quotes) | (In-Text Citations). You will need headphones.  By now, you should have your quotes selected, you should understand each of the texts.  You are running out of time to complete this, so today you should already be on the writing process.  You need to create an introductory paragraph, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion.  Each body paragraph should have 2 quotes.
  4. Practice Essay.  You will need three documents:  1) The essay outline (my example), your’s is in Google Classroom, 2) The Article The Impact of Celebrities,” 3) Our Class Notes on the Basic Essay (the essay prompt is on the last slide in red).  Please refer to your own notes as you complete the essay.  Our goal is to develop an organization essay.  Focus on that.  Remember to cite your work.  Here are movies to help you with this: (In-TextCitations).  Schmoop on Citing.  MLA Work’s Cited Page. Schmoop on MLA.
  5. Week 29 VocabularyFrayer Models: Just like last week, the new vocabulary words are academic words.  They are words you should know in 7th grade. They often show up in tests and in assignments.  Frayer Model Example.
  6. Week 28 Vocabulary Test: (Due Friday) Everyone needs to take this test.  It will go in the grade book on Friday.
  7. Week 25 Vocabulary Test
  8. If you have finished each of the above tasks, go back to Wednesday’s post and see if there is anything there that you are missing.  If so, make up that missing work.

If you are missing Week 25 Reading Logs, and have run out of things to do, please get that done.  Also, you should work on Week 27 Reading Logs.  Those are due Monday.

Priority Standard(s)

1. RI.7.1 CITE several pieces of textual evidence to SUPPORT analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
2. RI.7.2 DETERMINE two or more central ideas in a text and ANALYZE their development over the course of the text; PROVIDE an objective summary of the text.
3. RI.7.8 TRACE and EVALUATE the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
4. W.7.1 WRITE arguments to SUPPORT claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. INTRODUCE claim(s), ACKNOWLEDGE alternate or opposing claims, and ORGANIZE the reasons and evidence logically.
b. SUPPORT claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, USING accurate, credible
sources and DEMONSTRATING an understanding of the topic or text.
c. USE words, phrases, and clauses to CREATE cohesion and CLARIFY the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
d. ESTABLISH and MAINTAIN a formal style.
e. PROVIDE a concluding statement or section that follows from and SUPPORT the argument presented.
5. L.7.3 USE knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
a. CHOOSE language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, RECOGNIZING and ELIMINATING wordiness and redundancy.*
6. L.7.6 ACQUIRE and USE accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; GATHER vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

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032017 – Monday – Day 136

“Parents [and guardians] are the most important things in your life. They correct you by disciplining you and that’s how you know they love you, because they want you to be a good person in life.” – Anonymous student’s answer on last week’s test.   Isn’t it funny that a good teacher is like a good parent?

“Children usually pick up the behavior they see their parents show. If a mother and father show poor character in the family or in public, their children will pick up these “characteristics” and may possibly Affect them in many different ways. This is why it’s best that parents show good character and teach their children proper manners and behavior.”  Anonymous student’s answer on last week’s test. Your behavior at school sends very loud messages to the world.  You really should try to send the messages your parents want the world to hear. 

Welcome to Monday.  This is week 29, and the year is quickly rushing by.  We have so much to do!  Friday I will be VP, so I want you to start thinking now about what the class will look like when the sub is here.

  1. Complete Week 29 Daily Starters (Click here).  You will watch a short video.  You will then write your response to the given prompt (in Google Classroom).
  2. Take the test on “All Summer in a Day.”  If you did as you were supposed to on Wednesday, this will be a piece of cake.  As soon as you are done, go to #3.
  3.  We will continue working on our SBAC essay.  Everything you need to complete the essay is in the handout.  During the real SBAC, we are not allowed to give you any help.  However, I am including links to the following videos to help you this week.  If you don’t know how to start, check these out (informative essay 1 | informative essay 2, informative essay 3 | In-Text Citation | Introducing Quotes) | (In-Text Citations). You will need headphones.  By now, you should have your quotes selected, you should understand each of the texts.  You are running out of time to complete this, so today you should already be on the writing process.  You need to create an introductory paragraph, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion.  Each body paragraph should have 2 quotes.
  4. Practice Essay.  You will need three documents:  1) The essay outline (my example), your’s is in Google Classroom, 2) The Article The Impact of Celebrities,” 3) Our Class Notes on the Basic Essay (the essay prompt is on the last slide in red).  Please refer to your own notes as you complete the essay.  Our goal is to develop an organization essay.  Focus on that.  Remember to cite your work.  Here are movies to help you with this: (In-TextCitations).  Schmoop on Citing.  MLA Work’s Cited Page. Schmoop on MLA.
  5. Week 29 VocabularyFrayer Models: Just like last week, the new vocabulary words are academic words.  They are words you should know in 7th grade. They often show up in tests and in assignments.  Frayer Model Example.
  6. Week 28 Vocabulary Test: (Due Friday) Everyone needs to take this test.  It will go in the grade book on Friday.

If you are missing Week 25, week 26, week 27, or week 28 Reading Logs, and have run out of things to do, please get those done.  Also, you should work on

Priority Standard(s)

1. RI.7.1 CITE several pieces of textual evidence to SUPPORT analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
2. RI.7.2 DETERMINE two or more central ideas in a text and ANALYZE their development over the course of the text; PROVIDE an objective summary of the text.
3. RI.7.8 TRACE and EVALUATE the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
4. W.7.1 WRITE arguments to SUPPORT claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. INTRODUCE claim(s), ACKNOWLEDGE alternate or opposing claims, and ORGANIZE the reasons and evidence logically.
b. SUPPORT claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, USING accurate, credible
sources and DEMONSTRATING an understanding of the topic or text.
c. USE words, phrases, and clauses to CREATE cohesion and CLARIFY the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
d. ESTABLISH and MAINTAIN a formal style.
e. PROVIDE a concluding statement or section that follows from and SUPPORT the argument presented.
5. L.7.3 USE knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
a. CHOOSE language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, RECOGNIZING and ELIMINATING wordiness and redundancy.*
6. L.7.6 ACQUIRE and USE accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; GATHER vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

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031717 – Friday – Day 135

Today, we get to find out what’s up with this very creepy kid.  Are you going to be there?  I hope so.  Dr. Who, After School.

For ELA:

Today we will:

  1. Complete Week 28 Daily Starters (Click here).  You will be shown 2 sentences that have errors.  Fix those errors.  Your corrections from yesterday are also due.  Please make those corrections today.
  2. Take the test on “All Summer in a Day.”  If you did as you were supposed to on Wednesday, this will be a piece of cake.  As soon as you are done, go to #3.
  3.  We will continue working on our SBAC essay.  Everything you need to complete the essay is in the handout.  During the real SBAC, we are not allowed to give you any help.  However, I am including links to the following videos to help you this week.  If you don’t know how to start, check these out (informative essay 1 | informative essay 2, informative essay 3 | In-Text Citation | Introducing Quotes) | (In-Text Citations). You will need headphones.  By now, you should have your quotes selected, you should understand each of the texts.  You are running out of time to complete this, so today you should already be on the writing process.  You need to create an introductory paragraph, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion.  Each body paragraph should have 2 quotes.
  4. Practice Essay.  You will need three documents:  1) The essay outline (my example), your’s is in Google Classroom, 2) The Article The Impact of Celebrities,” 3) Our Class Notes on the Basic Essay (the essay prompt is on the last slide in red).  Please refer to your own notes as you complete the essay.  Our goal is to develop an organization essay.  Focus on that.  Remember to cite your work.  Here are movies to help you with this: (In-TextCitations).  Schmoop on Citing.  MLA Work’s Cited Page. Schmoop on MLA.
  5. Week 28 VocabularyFrayer Models: Just like last week, the new vocabulary words are academic words.  They are words you should know in 7th grade. They often show up in tests and in assignments.  Frayer Model Example.
  6. Week 27 Vocabulary Test: (Due Friday) Everyone needs to take this test.  It will go in the grade book on Friday.
  7. Week 25 Vocabulary Test
  8. If you have finished each of the above tasks, go back to Wednesday’s post and see if there is anything there that you are missing.  If so, make up that missing work.

If you are missing Week 25 Reading Logs, and have run out of things to do, please get that done.  Also, you should work on Week 27 Reading Logs.  Those are due Monday.

Priority Standard(s)

1. RI.7.1 CITE several pieces of textual evidence to SUPPORT analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
2. RI.7.2 DETERMINE two or more central ideas in a text and ANALYZE their development over the course of the text; PROVIDE an objective summary of the text.
3. RI.7.8 TRACE and EVALUATE the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
4. W.7.1 WRITE arguments to SUPPORT claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. INTRODUCE claim(s), ACKNOWLEDGE alternate or opposing claims, and ORGANIZE the reasons and evidence logically.
b. SUPPORT claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, USING accurate, credible
sources and DEMONSTRATING an understanding of the topic or text.
c. USE words, phrases, and clauses to CREATE cohesion and CLARIFY the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
d. ESTABLISH and MAINTAIN a formal style.
e. PROVIDE a concluding statement or section that follows from and SUPPORT the argument presented.
5. L.7.3 USE knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
a. CHOOSE language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, RECOGNIZING and ELIMINATING wordiness and redundancy.*
6. L.7.6 ACQUIRE and USE accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; GATHER vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

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031617 – Thursday – Day 134

It’s Thursday!  We will continue working on an SBAC-type essay.  This will require each of you to be super-focused.  If you did well on the practice essay, though, you should be fine.  If you didn’t finish that, you still need to.  Make sure you find time.

Today we will:

  1. Complete Week 28 Daily Starters (Click here).  You will be shown 2 sentences that have errors.  Fix those errors.  Your corrections from yesterday are also due.  Please make those corrections today.
  2. Take the test on “All Summer in a Day.”  If you did as you were supposed to yesterday, this will be a piece of cake.  As soon as you are done, go to #3.
  3.  We will continue working on our SBAC essay.  Everything you need to complete the essay is in the handout.  During the real SBAC, we are not allowed to give you any help.  However, I am including links to the following videos to help you this week.  If you don’t know how to start, check these out (informative essay 1 | informative essay 2, informative essay 3 | In-Text Citation | Introducing Quotes) | (In-Text Citations). You will need headphones.  By now, you should have your quotes selected, you should understand each of the texts.  You are running out of time to complete this, so today you should already be on the writing process.  You need to create an introductory paragraph, 3 body paragraphs, and a conclusion.  Each body paragraph should have 2 quotes.
  4. Practice Essay.  You will need three documents:  1) The essay outline (my example), your’s is in Google Classroom, 2) The Article The Impact of Celebrities,” 3) Our Class Notes on the Basic Essay (the essay prompt is on the last slide in red).  Please refer to your own notes as you complete the essay.  Our goal is to develop an organization essay.  Focus on that.  Remember to cite your work.  Here are movies to help you with this: (In-Text Citations).  Schmoop on Citing.  MLA Work’s Cited Page. Schmoop on MLA.
  5. Week 28 VocabularyFrayer Models: Just like last week, the new vocabulary words are academic words.  They are words you should know in 7th grade. They often show up in tests and in assignments.  Frayer Model Example.
  6. Week 27 Vocabulary Test: (Due Friday) Everyone needs to take this test.  It will go in the grade book on Friday.
  7. Week 25 Vocabulary Test
  8. If you have finished each of the above tasks, go back to Wednesday’s post and see if there is anything there that you are missing.  If so, make up that missing work.

If you are missing Week 25 Reading Logs, and have run out of things to do, please get that done.  Also, you should work on Week 27 Reading Logs.  Those are due Monday.

Priority Standard(s)

1. RI.7.1 CITE several pieces of textual evidence to SUPPORT analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
2. RI.7.2 DETERMINE two or more central ideas in a text and ANALYZE their development over the course of the text; PROVIDE an objective summary of the text.
3. RI.7.8 TRACE and EVALUATE the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
4. W.7.1 WRITE arguments to SUPPORT claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. INTRODUCE claim(s), ACKNOWLEDGE alternate or opposing claims, and ORGANIZE the reasons and evidence logically.
b. SUPPORT claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, USING accurate, credible
sources and DEMONSTRATING an understanding of the topic or text.
c. USE words, phrases, and clauses to CREATE cohesion and CLARIFY the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
d. ESTABLISH and MAINTAIN a formal style.
e. PROVIDE a concluding statement or section that follows from and SUPPORT the argument presented.
5. L.7.3 USE knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
a. CHOOSE language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, RECOGNIZING and ELIMINATING wordiness and redundancy.*
6. L.7.6 ACQUIRE and USE accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; GATHER vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

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031517 – Wednesday – Day 133

I’m really sorry.  I was reminded last night that I have to go to a meeting on Battle of the Books.  I will be gone all day.

Advisory: Morning Announcements

ELA: Begin with Daily Starters | Answers

No Chromebooks today.

Today, I expect you each to be on your best behavior.  You will have an easy day.  You get to read a really good short story titled, “All Summer in a Day.”  If you make it through the story, you will also get to watch the movie.

There will be a test this week about the story.  If you don’t complete the reading, you will not do well on that test.  You will not get to re-take the test.

Make sure you are sitting in the correct seat, as roll will be taken based upon the seating chart.

Also, in order to use the bathroom, you will need a

Bathroom Pass

The sub knows that only one person may leave at a time.  You should not leave your seat for any reason.

The best class will be rewarded.  Those who get their names written down will serve a detention this coming Monday, and I will have to call home to explain why.

 

Period 6:  We need a morning announcement for tomorrow.  I need 3 kids to get this done.  It must be uploaded so that I can get it online.

Everyone else will need headphones or earbuds.  You will be watching videos on Adobe Premiere Pro.  You each need to know how to start the program, how to import files, how to do cuts and other basic edits.  You will be taking a test on this in class tomorrow.

When you search for videos to watch, look for: Adobe Premiere Pro Introduction.  The videos should be about 20 minutes long. 

https://quizizz.com/join/

031416 – Tuesday – Day 132

Welcome to Tuesday!  This week we will continue working on an SBAC-type essay.  This will require each of you to be super-focused.  If you did well on the practice essay, though, you should be fine.  If you didn’t finish that, you still need to.  Make sure you find time.

Today we will:

  1. Complete Week 28 Daily Starters (Click here).  You will be shown 2 sentences that have errors.  Fix those errors.
  2.  We will continue working on our SBAC essay.  Everything you need to complete the essay is in the handout.  During the real SBAC, we are not allowed to give you any help.  However, I am including links to the following videos to help you this week.  If you don’t know how to start, check these out (informative essay 1 | informative essay 2, informative essay 3 | In-Text Citation | Introducing Quotes) | (In-Text Citations). You will need headphones.
  3. Practice Essay.  You will need three documents:  1) The essay outline (my example), your’s is in Google Classroom, 2) The Article The Impact of Celebrities,” 3) Our Class Notes on the Basic Essay (the essay prompt is on the last slide in red).  Please refer to your own notes as you complete the essay.  Our goal is to develop an organization essay.  Focus on that.  Remember to cite your work.  Here are movies to help you with this: (In-Text Citations).  Schmoop on Citing.  MLA Work’s Cited Page. Schmoop on MLA.
  4. Week 28 VocabularyFrayer Models: Just like last week, the new vocabulary words are academic words.  They are words you should know in 7th grade. They often show up in tests and in assignments.  Frayer Model Example.
  5. Week 27 Vocabulary Test: (Due Friday) Everyone needs to take this test.  It will go in the grade book on Friday.
  6. Week 25 Vocabulary Test
  7. If you have finished each of the above tasks, go back to Wednesday’s post and see if there is anything there that you are missing.  If so, make up that missing work.

If you are missing Week 25 Reading Logs, and have run out of things to do, please get that done.  Also, you should work on Week 27 Reading Logs.  Those are due Monday.

Priority Standard(s)

1. RI.7.1 CITE several pieces of textual evidence to SUPPORT analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
2. RI.7.2 DETERMINE two or more central ideas in a text and ANALYZE their development over the course of the text; PROVIDE an objective summary of the text.
3. RI.7.8 TRACE and EVALUATE the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
4. W.7.1 WRITE arguments to SUPPORT claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a. INTRODUCE claim(s), ACKNOWLEDGE alternate or opposing claims, and ORGANIZE the reasons and evidence logically.
b. SUPPORT claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, USING accurate, credible
sources and DEMONSTRATING an understanding of the topic or text.
c. USE words, phrases, and clauses to CREATE cohesion and CLARIFY the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
d. ESTABLISH and MAINTAIN a formal style.
e. PROVIDE a concluding statement or section that follows from and SUPPORT the argument presented.
5. L.7.3 USE knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
a. CHOOSE language that expresses ideas precisely and concisely, RECOGNIZING and ELIMINATING wordiness and redundancy.*
6. L.7.6 ACQUIRE and USE accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; GATHER vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

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