Mrs. Green's Classes

7th Grade Reading

Monday, March 19, 2018 Report Cards come home 3/21/18

All classes will be given the first Book Log of the fourth quarter.  It is due on Friday, March 23rd.  Here is a copy of the book log.  Extra copies will not be given out, students can print them from here.  Book Log One due March 23-1shmyjg

Also, students in the AC classes were given a Book Project (Choices) to be done on their current book.  It is due on Friday, March 30th.  This is third and seventh periods only.  Book Project sheet:  BOOK PROJECT Choice Board-1bf0moh

Monday, March 19th 

Periods 1, 2 ,6, and 7 will be given a study guide for the Unit 2 test which will be on Tuesday (3/20).  There are also practice exercises that can be found on here.   In class, we will do the Standardized Test Practice on pages 184 – 186 (Questions 1 – 14 only).   Study Guide:  Study Guide for Unit 2 – Reader’s Journey-1vaquzj

Other practice sheets:  Characterization Review Unit 2-197fv6n

Flashback & Foreshadowing Review-22izva7

Parts of the Plot – Review Unit 2-2582hc6

Prefixes Review Unit 2-12toamt

Week of Feb. 26 – March 2 Reading Log #4 due March 2nd

Welcome back from “Winter break”!  I really enjoyed those 2 days of 70’s weather; I guess that is just a hint of what our Spring & Summer will be like in Georgia!

Monday (2/26)

Most classes continued reading/marking the text for “Rules of the Game” in Reader’s Journey on pages 114-124.  Many complained about how long this story was, but it is really short compared to a novel!  They wrote the definitions of the 4 vocabulary words on p. 114 in the squares as they came about in the reading.  Students were also reviewing the parts of plot in this story.  Reading Logs were given out today.

Tuesday (2/27)

Reviewed parts of the plot again (see p. 112) and mostly finished reading “Rules of the Game” in class.  Those that did not finish were assigned the remaining pages for homework.  They were also to fill in the plot Pyramid on p. 125 from the story.

Wednesday (2/28)

Reader’s Journey:  Flashback pages 126 – 127.  Discussed the 3 reasons that an author uses flashback & examples from movies, books, and TV shows.  Read the paragraph on p. 126 & answered the questions below it.  6th Period had a quiz over “Rules of the Game” (10 questions)  Went to the library for 25 minutes & students got new books, read, or took a Reading Counts quiz.

Thursday (3/1)

Continue with Flashback from where we left off yesterday & move into Foreshadowing on pages 127 (definition) and completed p. 128 over the paragraph.  Answered the 4 questions.  Began reading the story “Trombones & College” on pages 130 -134.  This is by Walter Dean Myers, who also wrote Bad Boy that we read earlier in the year.

Friday (3/2)

Continue reading & finish “Trombones & College” story in RJ.  Answer questions on p. 135.  The time left today will be used to read their library book, fill out their Reading Logs.  Many students have been asking what they can do to pull up their grade:  TURN IN READING LOGS on time.  We have copies of the old ones, but now that they are so late, they can only receive a 70, but that is better than a 0.

Reading Log 4 Feb 26 – Mar 2)-1yeywhy


Week of February 12 – 16, 2018 Second Reading Counts Quiz is due Friday, Feb. 16th.

There is no Reading Log this week.  However, since students took home Progress Reports last Friday (2/9), they should know their grade and what they are missing.  The second Reading Counts quiz is due this Friday, Feb. 16th, and some students have not taken/passed the first quiz that was due January 26th.

Monday (2/12) > We continued predictions from the funny stories with headlines that were written Friday.  Then we read Reader’s Journey pages 108 & p. 109 was homework/classwork.

Tuesday (2/13) > Today was the Mock Writing Exam so the schedule was different. We had 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 7th periods.  (3rd Period had Teach One Lead One).  Other classes played a game with prefixes and went to the library in groups of five.

Wednesday (2/14)  Today we discussed Literary Analysis & the plot pyramid on p. 112.  The parts of the plot include:  exposition, rising action, the climax, falling action, and the resolution.  Read p. 113 and did together as a class.  Assigned “Rules of the Game” from the Joy Luck Club, pages 114- 124.  Mark the text as they read.      3rd Period will take their Vocabulary Test today.

Thursday (2/15)  Finish reading “Rules of the Game” in class.  Thinking about the Selection > fill in the Plot Pyramid on p. 125.  Discuss questions on p. 125 as well.   Classes will be taking Reading Counts quizzes in the library & checking out new books.

Friday (2/16) Read p. 126 on Flashback & make a list of movies that have flashback included.  Read the passage on p. 127 and answer the questions on the bottom of p. 127.   Classes will be taking Reading Counts quizzes as needed.

Week of Jan. 29 – February 2 Reading Log Week #2 included

Sorry, I am late posting this information.  For periods 1 + 2, I did not give out the Reading Log until Monday (1/29), but everyone else got it last Friday (1/26) when it started.  Hopefully, the first 2 classes had time to make it up when we went to the library on Wednesday of this week.  Many students have not taken or passed the first Reading Counts quiz which was due on Jan. 19th, but we changed it to Jan. 26th due to the snow.

Those people that were absent on Friday, Jan. 26th, need to make up the Mid-Unit Benchmark Test.  That was counted as a Summative test.  We took a retest on Wednesday, January 31st.  If they were absent on that day, they also need to ask me about the retest.

Reading Logs are due tomorrow (February 2nd).  If you need a copy of that click here:  Reading Log Week 2-2e8jrvi

AC Classes were given 5 new vocabulary words on Monday, January 29th.  Here are the words and the definitions:  Week 3 Vocabulary-1yfo3nh  The test over these words will be on Friday, February 2nd.

Monday (1/29)

Looked at the Academic Vocabulary & discussed on p. 54  that goes with Author’s Purpose & read the 4 types on Reader’s Journey p. 54.  HW: RJ p. 55 (3 questions)

Tuesday (1/30)

What are the different types of characters in a story?  Reader’s Journey p. 60.  Know the difference between major/minor, protagonist/antagonist, dynamic/static, and round/flat.  Read p. 61 and answered questions in class.  Point of View (p. 62) was reviewed.  Know the types.   HW: Read the story “Stolen Day” on pages 64 – 69 and complete pages 70-71.  This is for a grade.

Wednesday (1/31)

Students that did not pass the Mid-Unit Benchmark test took a retest today after a short review over the types of conflict and how suffixes change the meaning of words.  Students who did pass were taken to the library to get a new book, take a RC quiz, or to keep reading and try to finish the book.  Students who took the test went to the library if they finished in time.

Thursday (2/1)

Look at literary terms related to setting and mood in Reader’s Journey on p. 72.  Students think about a favorite place they have been and fill in the sensory chart on p. 72.  Read the paragraph on p. 73 and fill in the imagery chart.  Watch a video of how the Disney film Frozen would be different if the mood was changed.  Here is the video clip:

HW:  Read the story “An American Childhood” by Anne Dillard and annotate notes about the setting & mood in the margins.  Be ready to answer the questions in class on Friday.

Friday (2/2)

AC classes don’t forget that you have a test over the 5 vocabulary terms given on Monday.


Welcome Back – Monday January 22nd

Monday, January 22nd

Periods 1, 2, and 6 we reviewed the difference between Internal & External conflict using the reading on page 31 “The Father and His Sons” by Aesop.  The fable was read in class and we discussed & answered the 2 questions after the story on the same page.  Then, for a grade, students were given a non-fiction article from the news entitled “New California declares “independence” from Rest of State” for them to annotate and at the bottom describe the conflict (internal or external) and why.   Here is the article that students had to complete with annotation & about the conflict:  New California Article-1swjlf3

Periods 3 & 7 (AC) These classes are given 5 vocabulary terms each Monday with the definitions for them to copy in their composition books.  They also read a paragraph that uses the 5 words correctly.  These terms will be tested on Friday, not for the spelling or meaning, but if they are able to use the words correctly in a sentence that shows they know the meaning.  Here are the 5 words for the week:Week 2 Vocabulary-za4oow

Because of the ice days, the date for the Reading Counts quiz is moved to Friday, January 26th.  This will go along with the date that Mrs. Watkins moved hers to as well.  Some students already took their RC quiz and passed it with a 70 or higher.  Good job!  (There was lots of time to read over the ice days, but I know some did not have their library book).  Get busy and read 20 minutes a night or more if you don’t have other homework!!!


Happy New Year – Beginning of the 3rd Quarter

Well, January 8th is the “Ice Day” that wasn’t.  I won’t ever turn down a day off when they give us one.  It makes for a 4-day week and we get another one next week, thanks to MLK, Jr. Day.  Starting new things helps begin 2018 off right!

We now have a book that we are using called The Reader’s Journey.  This is a consumable workbook that each student will be able to use in class and at home.  We are beginning something that student’s do when they come into class called “Do Now” which they will now do when they come into the classroom.  I have also been noticing many students have begin coming to class without a pencil or pen.  Please help your student by getting them some pencils and blue or black pens.

For the AC students, they are beginning a vocabulary series.  Every Monday, they will be given 5 words with the definitions.  The words will also be given in a paragraph, using them correctly.  Another time during the week, they will be given sentences that they have to fill in the blank with the correct word.  On Fridays, they will have to write sentences using the words correctly.  AC Read Voc Jan 8-12-10gpi5t

We are going to the library on Wednesday and hopefully every student will get a book in their Lexile range to be reading in time for the next Reading Counts quiz, which is due on January 19th.

Remember the reason for being off next Monday, January 15th!


Chinese Cinderella Study Guide

Remember, the test on Monday is open-book and note.  Here is the study-guide.  It is basically the questions for Ch. 14 – 18 with the questions that will on the test highlighted.  Hope you study!  CC Ch 14 – 18 with answers highlighted for Test-23a3n3r

Chinese Cinderella Ch. 14 – 18 w/answers

The Chinese Cinderella book is sad, but interesting.  Here are the questions all answered for the Chapters 14 – 18, which the open-book test on Monday will cover.  CC Ch 14 – 18 with answers-1vayeak

Study Guide for A Hare in the Elephant’s Trunk Ch 14 – 18

The test on Monday will be open-book, and open note.  However, I have picked the specific questions that will be on the test.  It may not be every single one of these questions, but these are the only ones that will be used.  Here is the study guide that I have made:  Study Guide HiET 14 – 18-2lnuzk3

Reading Counts for Book #3 is due December 15th!

Greetings!  Students should be aware that the last Reading Counts quiz is due on Friday, December 15th.  The books must be in the student’s Lexile range, and if their Lexile is over 1000, they should not be taking a quiz over anything below 600.  We have been busy taking the Reading Inventory starting on Wednesday, and finishing up today.  Only a few students remain that need to take it, and they were out Wednesday and Thursday.  Good job for several students who improved their Lexiles quite a bit!  

Today, students took the test over if they were not successful the first time over the novel.  Again, the biggest thing that brings students’ grades down is the lack of studying and not turning in their homework.  I am allowing them to turn in late work until Monday, Dec. 18th.

Finally, the last test for the quarter in every class will be open-book.  The students will be given the opportunity to use their notebook with the answers to the questions in it.  Unfortunately, not every student takes the time to write down the answers.

Here is a study guide for the students in periods 1, 2, and 6 over A Bottle in the Gaza Sea, chapters 14 – 18.  I will be working on one for the other novels as well.  The study guide is here:  Study Guide for 14 – 18 Final-2gf0tuk

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