Week of 01/13

6th Grade Agenda

Monday-Tuesday_ We continue to read Flipped. So far, we will read up to chapter 8. Students draw inferences, make connections and predictions as they read. A copy of the Double Entry Journal (DEJ) is uploaded under your class period.

Wednesday_ We will visit the learning commons for book checkouts. Students will take a Flipped reading quiz (up to page 116)

Thursday_ Students will take a reading diagnostic test on NEWSELA.

 

7th Grade Agenda

Monday_ Evaluate author’s use of rhetorical appeals in arguments (Ethos, Logos, Pathos)

Tuesday_ Students will begin drafting their argumentative essay

Wednesday-Thursday_ Learning commons to research credible articles on EBSCOHOST to support their claim. Students will cite their sources. Finish draft for argumentative essay. Flee Map is uploaded under your class period.

Agenda for week of 01/06/2020

6th Grade

Students will be reading our class novel Flipped this week and record textual evidence in their Double Entry Journal. (Chapters 3-8) Double Entry is uploaded under the link for your class period.

LEARNING TARGET

Students will be able to analyze textual evidence in a double-entry journal (DEJ) throughout the reading of class novel in order to draw inferences, make connections, commentaries, and predictions.

7th Grade

Read and compare expository texts for their use of Rhetorical appeals

Wednesday_ Read “Ain’t I a Woman” and “Remarks to the U.N. 4th World Conference on Women Plenary Session” p. 149 -150 in Springboard Textbook

Thursday_ Read “Failure to Ban Violent Video Games Makes Jobs Harder for Parents” and “It’s Perverse, but It’s Also Pretend” p. 154-157

Friday_ Ethos, Pathos, Logos

LEARNING TARGET

Students will be able to identify a writer’s use of counterclaims and rhetorical appeals and analyze their effectiveness.

Week of 01/06/2020

Welcome Back!

I hope you all had a restful break and are ready to finish strong. As we start off our second semester, I’d like to give a few reminders:

  • Be mindful to check the blog as I post on a weekly basis or as needed throughout the week
  • The fastest way to reach me is via email. If something is not available on the blog, or you are absent and need access to classwork, please don’t hesitate to send me an email.
  • The textbook can be accessed online. Just click on the page “Springboard Online Textbook” on my blog.

Please read the late work policy for your grade level as it has been revised

  •  Late work policy for 6th grade_ For summative projects or assignments, 5 points will be taken off each day after the due date. After the fifth day, the lowest grade that can be earned is a 60%. For homework and classwork, 5 points will be taken off each day after the due date until the cut-off date determined by me.
  •  Late work policy for 7th grade_ For summative projects or assignments, 10 points will be taken off each day after the due date. After the fifth day, the lowest grade that can be earned is a 50%. For homework and classwork, 5 points will be taken off each day after the due date until the cut-off date determined by me.

Week of 12/16

6th Grade Agenda

Monday_ Students finished their class Sentence Structure Flocabulary

Tuesday_ Sentence Structure Test (simple, compound, complex) Online game available for practice under 2nd period

Wednesday-Friday_ Read our class novel Flipped

 

7th Grade Agenda

Monday_ Tier Two Vocab Test (Sets 1-5) Last assessment in the gradebook

Tuesday-Friday_ Students will work on grammar for the rest of the week focusing on their most common writing errors.