October 15

Monday, October 15, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we started off class by reviewing two major characters in The Outsiders, Darry and Johnny. Next, we began practicing writing short constructed responses for character traits.

Announcements and Notes:

  1. HW Blog Response due Thursday at 11:59 PM. – Use this link to type your answer in as a back-up plan (you may also write it out if you would like on paper as a back-up plan). Make sure to fill out the form below!
    1. HW Blog Response – RACE and Text Evidence
    2. The Outsiders PDF version – http://nisbah.com/summer_reading/the-outsiders_se_hinton.pdf
  2. Quiz Friday – Characters in The Outsiders (use your character chart as a study tool), signposts (again and again and memory moments – see tomorrow), and one short constructed response – similar to today’s and your blog response.
  3. Vocabulary Artbook will be given back this Friday! Thanks in advance for your patience.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

HW Blog Response - Constructed Response using RACE (2018)

HW Blog Response - Constructed Response using RACE (2018)

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October 3

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Today, students finished yesterday’s lesson with plot/literary notes and applied their notes to “7th Grade” By Gary Soto. If you did not finish the notes portion (left side on the front AND back side) that is for HW as well.

Conference forms were given out in HR or 7th Period today. Please get those signed and returned to your conferencing teacher.

  1. Homeroom -Conference Forms are DUE TOMORROW
  2. Vocabulary Notebook is Due October 5th – This Friday – first section only -2nd test grade
  3. Test over Plot Elements and Plot Application Next Tuesday, October 9th .- use your notes and the notes to study- Elements of a Story – Notes This will be your third test grade for the quarter.
  4. HW Blog Response this week – see Monday’s post. Due Thursday at 11:59 PM – make sure to be proactive and have a back-up plan!
  5. HW: Read 20 minutes a night

Test Study Resources:

  1. Test Quizlet
  2. Elements of a Story – Notes
  3. Type Of Characters/Characterization Notes

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

October 2

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Hello students!

Directions:

  1. Click on the link below. Read the powerpoint slides and take notes using your graphic organizer -THIS PIECE OF PAPER IS VERY IMPORTANT for you to hold onto
  2. Once finished put your laptop up and try to determine the plot in “7th grade” grade by Gary Soto – we are going to go over this as a class.
  3. Work on your Vocab. artbook AFTER attempting it

Here is the link for you to complete your plot/literary notes – Elements of a Story – Notes

 

Here is our agenda for today

  1. Warm-Up: Making Inferences
  2. Activator Flocabulary with the 5 things we should be doing while reading (fiction) and writing. Can you name them?
  3. As a class we read the short story “7th Grade” By Gary Soto  (adapted into a play).
  4. Next, students took notes individually and attempted to apply plot and literary elements to the “7th Grade” short story.
  5. Finally, we applied story elements as a whole group to “7th Grade” guided by Mr. Hince

Announcements and Notes:

  1. Vocabulary Notebook is Due October 5th – This Friday – first section only -2nd test grade
  2. Test over Plot Elements and Plot Application Next Tuesday, October 9th . This will be your third test grade for the quarter.
  3. HW Blog Response this week – see Monday’s post. Due Thursday at 11:59 PM – make sure to be proactive and have a back-up plan!
  4. HW: Read 20 minutes a night

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

October 1

Monday, October 1, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today students completed a touchstone assessment to see how well they are comprehending non-fiction and how well they do on literary type questions.

Announcements and Notes:

  1. Vocabulary Notebook is Due October 5th – This Friday – first section only -2nd test grade
  2. Test over Plot Elements and Plot Application Next Tuesday, October 9th . This will be your third test grade for the quarter.
  3. HW Blog Response this week. Due Thursday at 11:59 PM – make sure to be proactive and have a back-up plan!
  4. HW: Read 20 minutes a night

HW Blog Response: Watch the video below and answer the blog response that follows . Make sure to remember your name!

2018- HW Blog Response: Plot Elements

2018- HW Blog Response: Plot Elements

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September 18

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

This was our agenda for today or yesterday, depending on when I saw your class last.

  1. Vocabulary in context: conjecture and amends
  2. Started our Habits/PBA log – what deposits or withdrawals are you making with yourself
  3. Began reading Habit 1 – Be Proactive with The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. During this time students made connections of how those who are proactive are principled centered, and in charge of their own lives whereas reactive people are centered around other things, things that control their lives.

Announcements and Notes: 

  1. Quiz Friday – Vocabulary from warm-ups, some pre-fixes, outlining.
  2. Check synergy! – 3 grades have been posted or will be posted.

HW: Read 20 minutes; check the blog;

Study Resources for Friday

  1. Things to know for the quiz
  2. Study Guide for Quiz

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

September 11

Tuesday September 11, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we continued and finished setting up the second section in our vocabulary artbook/notebook. Those that were absent or did not have your composition notebook can refer to the directions below. Next, students started working on the requirements for the section two, prefixes of their vocabulary notebook.

Remember to complete the blog response under Monday’s blog posting. 

Second Section of the Vocabulary Artbook Resources. 

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

September 10

Monday, September 6, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Here was our agenda today:

  1. Warm-Up: Vocabulary in context – extraordinary and universal
  2. Flocabulary video on context clues. This emphasis for this was to show students how we can be word detectives when determining the meaning of unknown words by looking for synonyms, antonyms, an explanation, or examples within a sentence.
  3. Practice using the four methods to find unknown words
  4. Next, we started our second section of our vocabulary artbook: pre-fixes. – Many classes we got to the pre-test and self evaluation of the terms – tomorrow I will put the directions for how to set-up for any of you who were absent (we are still in the early stages).

Announcements and Notes:

1.HW Blog Response this week: Vocabulary in Context – Complete by Thursday at 11:59PM

2.Read 20 minutes each night.

3.Library – check in/check out books on Thursday this week.

4. Check Synergy after 6:00 pm 3 grades will be inputted. Make sure to get in your missing assignments

Second Reading Guide (The Private Victory) is Due.

Library Plan is Due.

HW Blog Response Vocabulary in Context (Use this link to better read the directions if needed)

HW Blog Response: Vocabulary in Context - (2018) - DUE Thursday by11:59PM

HW Blog Response: Vocabulary in Context - (2018) - DUE Thursday by11:59PM

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Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

September 5

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

This was our agenda for today:

  1. Warm-Up over vocabulary in context: derision
  2. Reviewed what we finished reading over the PBA (pgs. 31-46) -The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens 
  3. Students completed the reading guide – independently
  4. In groups students began working on the review for the test. We will finish reviewing before the test tomorrow by playing Will The Winner’s Win? 

Tonight make sure to study for your test. Finish the Will The Winner’s Win review as a way to study. Additionally, use your reading guide and the links below

Resources to help you study

Upcoming Dates and Announcements

  1. Test tomorrow over (P.1-46) – Get in The Habit, Paradigms and Principles, and The Personal Bank Account.
  2. Library Plan is now Due: Friday, September 7th  this is now HW. Use my blog and your interest sheet to use the catalog. – Go to the “Book Recommendations” page for directions and how to complete
  3. HW this week: Study for test, continue library plan, and read 20 minutes a night.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince

September 4

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Good afternoon parents and students,

Today we began class by completing a short vocabulary in context warm-up over the word laden. Next, we reviewed paradigms and principles by applying paradigms (paradigm shifts, paradigms of others, and self paradigms to the song lyrics, “Superheroes” by The Script. Next, students had a chance to complete a short individual reflection over their second quiz. As a class I went over the most missed questions to clear up any misunderstandings or misconceptions. During this time I emphasized the importance of making sure to read the text when following along to the audio. Furthermore, strategic close reading strategies were also emphasized to students to complete when you get an opportunity to write on your documents (see link below).

Resources to help you study

Upcoming Dates and Announcements

  1. Test this Wednesday over (P.1-46) – Get in The Habit, Paradigms and Principles, and The Personal Bank Account.
  2. Library Plan is now Due: Friday, September 7th  this is now HW. Use my blog and your interest sheet to use the catalog. – Go to the “Book Recommendations” page for directions and how to complete
  3. HW this week: Study for test, continue library plan, and read 20 minutes a night.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns. I am here for you.

Have a good night,

Mr. Hince