February 25

Pay It Forward Club: Wednesdays at 8:00ish in 6D3
Creative Writing Club: Thrusdays at 8:00ish in 6D3
Doodle Club:  First Meeting-Friday, 2/28 at 8:00ish in 6D3
Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House–Sunday, 3/8–https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da5ae2ea5fe3-cooking4
Period 3-OL 7th: 
Today, students finished their performance task with peers before working on the argument vocabulary anticipation guide.  7th Grade Argument Anticipation Guide (Answers included on last page.)
HW: 
Flash Cards-Due Thursday-words on front, definition and illustration on back.
Vocabulary Quiz on words from Anticipation Guide–3/3
Argument Test–3/13
Period 4-AC 7th:
Today, students finished their performance task with peers before working on the argument vocabulary anticipation guide.  7th Grade Argument Anticipation Guide (Answers included on last page.)
HW: 
Flash Cards-Due Thursday-words on front, definition and illustration on back. (Make flash cards for the words you are NOT confident about.  You must be responsible and do the work you need to do.)
Vocabulary Quiz on words from Anticipation Guide–3/3
Argument Test–3/13
Periods 5/6/7-AC 6th:
Today, we discussed the organizers in depth from the prompt about dangerous sports.  Students then were given a second copy of the organizer to complete as a final draft.
Students who missed the argument test before break should come in before school Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday this week.  They should check in at the cafeteria by 8:15 to ensure they have enough time to complete the test.
HW:
Complete the final organizer.  May type if prefer but must label the required parts and the essay should follow the order presented on the organizer.  This will be turned in with the first organizer.

Feburary 24

Pay It Forward Club-Wednesdays at 8:00ish in 6D3
Creative Writing Club-Thrusdays at 8:00ish in 6D3
Doodle Club:  First Meeting-Friday, 2/28 at 8:00ish in 6D3
Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House–Sunday, 3/8–https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da5ae2ea5fe3-cooking4
Period 3-OL 7th: 
Today, students worked on a performance task to introduce the next unit on argument writing.
HW:  Index cards for tomorrow
Period 4-AC 7th:
Today, students worked on a performance task to introduce the next unit on argument writing.
HW: Index cards for tomorrow
Periods 5/6/7-AC 6th:
Today, students went back to their organizer to anaylze their use of argument elements.
HW:
None

February 14

Doodle Club:  First Meeting-2/28 at 8:00 in 6D3
Period 3-OL 7th: 
Today, students had a creative Valentine’s writing assignment that also served as a pre-assessment for argument writing.
HW:  None
Period 4-AC 7th:
Today, students had a creative Valentine’s writing assignment that also served as a pre-assessment for argument writing.
HW:  None
Periods 5/6/7-AC 6th:
Today, students finished thier organizer for an argument essay using the articles from this week.
HW:
None

February 13

Wear Red for the Ronald McDonald Hous:  2/14-Bring $1.00 to help us reach our goal of sponsoring 3 rooms for a year at the Ronald McDonald House near Scottish Rite.
Doodle Club:  First Meeting-2/28 at 8:00 in 6D3
Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House over Feb. Break:  Breakfast on 2/19/2020 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da5ae2ea5fe3-cooking2
Period 3-OL 7th: 
Today, students finished their illustrated modifier assignment.
HW:  None
Period 4-AC 7th:
Today, students finished their illustrated modifier assignment.
HW:  None
Periods 5/6/7-AC 6th:
Today, students took a test on elements of argument before starting an organizer for an essay using the articles read, annotated, and discussed throughout the week.
HW:
None

February 12

Wear Red for the Ronald McDonald Hous:  2/14-Bring $1.00 to help us reach our goal of sponsoring 3 rooms for a year at the Ronald McDonald House near Scottish Rite.
Doodle Club:  First Meeting-2/28 at 8:00 in 6D3
Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House over Feb. Break:  Breakfast on 2/19/2020 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da5ae2ea5fe3-cooking2

Period 3-7th Grade:  

Students took a test before working on a visual for misplaced modifiers and dangling participles.

HW:

None

Period 4-AC 7th Grade:

Students took a test before working on a visual for misplaced modifiers and dangling participles.

HW:

None

Periods 5/6/7-AC 6th: 

Today, students practice answering short answer quetions about the texts read yesterday in class.  After the test tomorrow, they will start working on an organizer for an essay about whether youth should be banned from sports with high injury rates.

HW:

Test on Argument-Tomorrow

Study Guide Given in Class Today-2020 argument study guide

February 11

Wear Red for the Ronald McDonald Hous:  2/14-Bring $1.00 to help us reach our goal of sponsoring 3 rooms for a year at the Ronald McDonald House near Scottish Rite.
Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House over Feb. Break:  Breakfast on 2/19/2020 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da5ae2ea5fe3-cooking2

Period 3-7th Grade:  

Today, we worked on misplaced modifiers and dangling participles. modifier review

Resources for Review:

Quizizz Codes:  490838            522199

chompchomp.com/modifiers01/modifiers01.htm

https://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/misplacedmodifiers/

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-misused-modifiers-can-hurt-your-writing-emma-bryce

HW:

Test-Wednesday, 2/12

Finish Note Sheet Due, 2/12 (links on Monday’s blog)

Period 4-AC 7th Grade:

Today, we worked on misplaced modifiers and dangling participles. modifier review

Resources for Review:

Quizizz Codes:  490838            522199

chompchomp.com/modifiers01/modifiers01.htm

https://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/misplacedmodifiers/

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-misused-modifiers-can-hurt-your-writing-emma-bryce

HW:

Test-Wednesday, 2/12

Finish Note Sheet Due, 2/12 (links on Monday’s blog)

Periods 5/6/7-AC 6th: 

Today, we started reading and annotated articles that will be used for an in-class argument essay.

HW:

Test on Argument-Thursday

2020 argument study guide

February 10

Wear Red for the Ronald McDonald Hous:  2/14-Bring $1.00 to help us reach our goal of sponsoring 3 rooms for a year at the Ronald McDonald House near Scottish Rite.
Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House over Feb. Break:  Breakfast on 2/19/2020 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da5ae2ea5fe3-cooking2

Period 3-7th Grade:  

Today, we were in the computer lab for students to develop an understanding of misplaced modifiers and dangling participles.

Resources:

Required

chompchomp.com/modifiers01/modifiers01.htm

https://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/misplacedmodifiers/

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-misused-modifiers-can-hurt-your-writing-emma-bryce

Guided Notes Modifiers

If Finish the Required Resources:

Quizizz Codes

192613

288908

629069

HW:

Finish note sheet using links above for class Wednesday.

Test-Wednesday, 2/12

Period 4-AC 7th Grade:

Today, we were in the computer lab for students to develop an understanding of misplaced modifiers and dangling participles.

Resources:

Required

chompchomp.com/modifiers01/modifiers01.htm

https://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/misplacedmodifiers/

https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-misused-modifiers-can-hurt-your-writing-emma-bryce

Guided Notes Modifiers

If Finish the Required Resources:

Quizizz Codes

192613

288908

629069

HW:

Finish note sheet using links above for class Wednesday.

Test-Wednesday, 2/12

Periods 5/6/7-AC 6th: 

Today, we were in the lab for students to finish editing and revising their draft of the argument constructive response paragraph before printing the final copy.  This is a summative grade.

If finish, review using these Quizizz codes:

Grammar Errors in the Real World 683136

Prepositions 159343

Tricky Words 093446

Multiple Meaning Words 485376

More Multiple Meaning Words  606045

HW:

None

February 7

Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House over Feb. Break:  Breakfast on 2/19/2020 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da5ae2ea5fe3-cooking2

Period 3-7th Grade:  

Today, students started a web quest designed to help them learn the basics of misplaced modifiers and dangling participles.  They will have time to finish on Monday.  chompchomp.com/modifiers01/modifiers01.htm

https://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/misplacedmodifiers/

HW:

Need ear buds/headphones  Monday

Period 4-AC 7th Grade:

Today, students started a web quest designed to help them learn the basics of misplaced modifiers and dangling participles.  They will have time to finish on Monday.  chompchomp.com/modifiers01/modifiers01.htm

https://www.brainpop.com/english/writing/misplacedmodifiers/

HW:

Need ear buds/headphones Monday

Periods 5/6/7-AC 6th: 

Today, students typed their rough drafts of the argument constructed response paragraph on the speech by Cesar Chavez.  When they finished, they had time to provide feedback to peers.  We will finish this in class on Monday.

HW:

None

February 6

Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House over Feb. Break:  Breakfast on 2/19/2020 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da5ae2ea5fe3-cooking2

Period 3-7th Grade:  

Today, we split into groups based on who needed to review parallel structure.  Those who needed to review met with me while those who did not worked on writing thank you letters to several of the donors who helped fund our Donor’s Choose project for iPads.

Parallel Structure Powerpoint

HW:

Need ear buds/headphones tomorrow and Monday

Period 4-AC 7th Grade:

Today, we split into groups based on who needed to review parallel structure.  Those who needed to review met with me while those who did not worked on writing thank you letters to several of the donors who helped fund our Donor’s Choose project for iPads.

Parallel Structure Powerpoint

HW:

Need ear buds/headphones tomorrow and Monday

Periods 5/6/7-AC 6th: 

Today, we split into groups based on who needed to review parallel structure.  Those who needed to review met with me while those who did not worked on writing thank you letters to several of the donors who helped fund our Donor’s Choose project for iPads.

HW:

None

February 5

Volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House over Feb. Break:  Breakfast on 2/19/2020 https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e094da5ae2ea5fe3-cooking2

Period 3-7th Grade:  

Today, we continued reviewing parallel structure.  When students were done practicing, they took a quick check.

After the learning check, it was clear that some studnets still need more practice while others did not need more practice.  Here is additional practice for those needing more practice.  These students will retake the quick check tomorrow at the start of class.  Rewriting-the-Sentences-Parallel-Worksheet good    Making-the-Sentences-Parallel-Worksheet good

Videos on Parallel Structure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l2FgUrln1A            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d37Bo8oDOEM

HW:

Flipped Classroom:  View the following two videos before tomorrow’s class.

Misplaced Modifier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXG_v52X69w

Dangling Modifier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjunMcrXgE0

Period 4-AC 7th Grade:

Today, we continued reviewing parallel structure.  When students were done practicing, they took a quick check.

After the learning check, it was clear that some studnets still need more practice while others did not need more practice.  Here is additional practice for those needing more practice.  These students will retake the quick check tomorrow at the start of class.  Rewriting-the-Sentences-Parallel-Worksheet good    Making-the-Sentences-Parallel-Worksheet good

Videos on Parallel Structure

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l2FgUrln1A            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d37Bo8oDOEM

HW:

Flipped Classroom:  View the following two videos before tomorrow’s class.

Misplaced Modifier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXG_v52X69w

Dangling Modifier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjunMcrXgE0

Periods 5/6/7-AC 6th: 

Today, students began reading and annotating a speech by Cesar Chavez.  As they read, they worked to identify elements of argument in the speech.

HW:

Finish Analyzing Cesar Chavez Speech: ethos, pathos, logos, claim, counterargument, rebuttal, call to action/agreement, and other elements like the hook and bridge