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
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Vocabulary test for week 29 words. Make sure you understand the difference between mood and tone before taking this test.
- 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.
- Citing. MLA Work’s Cited Page. Schmoop on MLA.
- Week 29 Vocabulary | Frayer 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.
- Week 28 Vocabulary Test: (Due Friday) Everyone needs to take this test. It will go in the grade book on Friday.
- Week 25 Vocabulary Test
- 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.
|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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