Reading Log for the Week of April 23 – 27th: Fiction book> Book Log for April 23-u2jpw4
Non-fiction book: Book Log for April 23 (2)-2are5aw
Congratulations! We have made it to the last month of school! Hurray!!! There are so many things that are happening AFTER the Milestones, like field trips, Teach One Lead One Graduation, the Sea World trip, Olympic Day, etc. If you have to be absent, please make sure to check with Mrs. Green about what you missed and if you need to make up any work.
Monday, April 30th > All classes in 7th grade Reading will be taking the Reading Inventory (RI) on the computer. We take this test 3 times a year, to determine students’ Lexile scores. Hopefully, they improve each time they take it (which they usually do if they read 20 minutes a night – a book on or above their Lexile range). The students that were absent today will be sent to the Media Center to take the RI when they return.
Tuesday, May 1st> Students will be given a study guide for a test over what we have covered in Unit 4 so far. If you lose it, here is an extra copy: Study Guide for Unit 4 Test-219pzcu We will be covering literary terms on p. 288 first. Then students will read the poems “Petals” & answer questions. Introduce “tone” on p. 290 and watch a Power Point on tone. Read “Thursday” and “In Just” poems and discuss.
Wednesday, May 2nd> Read poem “Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper” on pp. 295-296, and work with a partner to answer questions on p. 297. Assign the story “The Trout” on 298-302 to students. Have them copy the definitions in their composition books. Underline of circle imagery examples in the text & write the tone in the margin.
Thursday, May 3rd > Review types of figurative language using the Do Now sentences. Students will read the chart on p. 304 & write their own examples. Then assign the poem “Child on Top of a Greenhouse” and work with a partner to answer the questions below it. On their own, read the next 3 poems, “Fame is a Bee,” “Fog,” and “Mother to Son.” Make sure to define the words that are in the Vocabulary Builder boxes. Answer the questions on p. 309.
Remind students of the test on Friday, May 4th. They need to make sure to study the vocabulary and the concepts listed. It will not be a multiple choice test!
Friday, May 4th> Unit 4 test will be given first. Afterwards, students will be able to read their library books and take a Reading Counts quiz (which is due on Monday, May 7th)