December 3

December 3rd- 7th, 2018

Standards: ELAGSE7SL1, ELAGSE7RL7, ELAGSE7RL9, ELAGSE7RL10, ELAGSE7L4, ELAGSE7RL1, ELAGSE7RL2

 

Targets: 

• To compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time and place to the history of the same period SO I can better understand how authors use history to shape their stories.
• To compare and contrast a written story, drama to it filmed and stage versions SO I can analyze the effects and techniques unique to each medium.
1. Cite textual evidence to support the analysis of the text as well as draw inferences from the text…
2. Determine a theme of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text…
3. Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact…
SO I can engage more effectively with the text.

MONDAY: 1. Finish reading chapter 13. 2. Go over chapters 12 and 13 comprehension questions. 3. Quick vocabulary review. 4. Begin chapter 14.

Homework: Study tonight for your quiz. Ch. 11-13 Vocab-204ieu4

TUESDAY: 1. Vocabulary quiz over chapters 11-13. 2. Finish reading chapter 14.

WEDNESDAY: 1. Warm Up. 2. Read the summaries for chapters 15 and 16. Read chapter 17.

THURSDAY: 1. Brainstorm: What did you use and discard yesterday that was made of plastic?. 2. Students read two informational text: Tiny Plastic, Big Problem and “What a Dump!” – Answer related questions.

FRIDAY: Students will received guided notes to fill out as we watch the videos to complete our STEM assignments.

 

November 27

Student Council and Sources of Strength

Student Council: Don’t forget that we have a meeting Wednesday, 11/28, in Ms. Bulloch’s room at 8:30 AM. 

Sources of Strength: Don’t forget that 7th grade members are meeting Wednesday, 11/28, during first connections in the counseling conference room. Make sure you show your 1st period teacher your pass.

November 26

November 26th- 30th, 2018

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a fabulous week off! My HR students: don’t forget about the color battle fundraiser! It’s going to be a lot of fun! Here is what’s happening this week:

Standards: RI1, RI2, RI3, RI4, RI6, W10, L4, SL1, SL6

MONDAY: 1. Quick write and share; 2. Quizzizz review. Don’t forget to keep playing- summative #2 is tomorrow!   CODE: 576242

TUESDAY: 1. Summative #2; 2. Star-Crossed Lovers; Begin Ch. 10.

WEDNESDAY: 1. Finish reading chapter 10; 2. Comprehension Questions

THURSDAY: 1. Review vocabulary; 2. Read Ch. 11

FRIDAY: 1. Finish reading chapters 12 and 13. 

November 22

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that you all are enjoying your week off! Here is the link for the Quizzizz. The website was down earlier this week, so I couldn’t post it earlier. We will be catching up with any reading and playing the Quizzizz on the Monday when we get back. Enjoy your break!

 

https://join.quizizz.com/

Code: 881100

 

November 13

November 12th- 16th, 2018

Standards: ELAGSE7RI5,  ELAGSE7RI1,  ELAGSE7RI2,  ELAGSE7RI10,  ELAGSE7RI6  ELAGSE7RI8

Targets: 1. To identify and explain the features of a persuasive text SO I can evaluate an argument and assess whether the evidence is sound and relevant.  2. To effectively analyze and evaluate both sides of an argument SO I can make an informed decision?

Monday: Career Cruising Part II with Mrs. Bower in the computer lab.

Tuesday: 1. Introduction to elements of an argument. 2. Students were given articles to read with their groups. 3. Students begin to make posters of each of the elements according to their articles.

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Wednesday: 1. Students will finish their posters and present. 2. Read chapter 8 as a class. 

Thursday: Students will finish reading and answer comprehension questions for ch. 8. We will begin reading chapter 9.

Friday: Students will complete their reading and will have a discussion over the chapter. We will then play a Kahoot over chapters 1-9 to prepare for their summative #2.

November 5

November 5th- 9th, 2018

Standard: ELAGSE7RI5,  ELAGSE7RI1,  ELAGSE7RI2,  ELAGSE7RI10,  ELAGSE7RI6  **ELAGSE7RI8

Targets: 1. To identify and explain the features of a persuasive text SO I can evaluate an argument and assess whether the evidence is sound and relevant. 2. To effectively analyze and evaluate both sides of an argument SO I can make an informed decision? 3.

**Reminder: Retest for the 1st Summative will be Thursday@ either 8:30 AM or 4:15 PM.  You must have your remediation packet completed in order to take the RETEST.

Monday: 1. Opening- Review vocabulary words for chapters 3-4. 2. Work session: read chapter 4 and answer comprehension questions. The students will also take notes on characters. 3. Closing: Author’s Chair: Students will go over their answers.

Tuesday: Student Holiday.

Wednesday: (MOVED TO NEXT TUESDAY) Introduction to Argumentative and Persuasive techniques. Use two argumentative text – Should Mammals be help in Captivity and a text on Year-Round School and apply skills learned. (FORMATIVE)

Thursday:  Vocabulary Quiz over ch. 3 and 4. Begin ch. 5.

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*** I am coming in at 8:30 for retakes and I am staying until 5:30 after school for retakes.

Friday: Finish reading chapter 5.  Constructed response on argumentative writing about The Hunger Games.

 

 

 

October 29

October 29th- November 2, 2018

Standards: ELAGSE7RL2, ELAGSE7RI2, ELAGSE7RL3, ELAGSE7RI3, ELAGSE7RL4, ELAGSE7RI4, ELAGSE7RL10

Learning Targets: 1. To explain how authors organize their text and how individual parts of text contribute to the development of ideas; 2. I am learning how to analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text and how it effects the main idea and theme.

MONDAY: Today the students will be in the computer lab today completing their “Career Cruising” Survey. When they finish, students will receive their vocabulary words for chapters 3-4.

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TUESDAY: Today the students will begin class by reviewing the vocabulary words and definitions. We will then move on to a group task – Text Structures. When we are finished we will hand out study guides. Peer assess study guide. We will begin reading chapter 3.

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WEDNESDAY:  Opening: Jerry Seinfeld’s children’s book Halloween. Work Session: It’s a SURPRISE! Closing: It’s a surprise!

THURSDAY: SUMMATIVE #1 for quarter 2. Bring study guide to class so that we can answer any questions your have before your summative. 

FRIDAY: Finish reading chapter chap. 3 and answer comprehension questions. Read chapter 4  and discuss characterization. Answer comprehension questions for chapter 4.

October 22

October 22nd- October 26th, 2018

Standards: ELAGSE7RL2, ELAGSE7RI2, ELAGSE7RL3, ELAGSE7RI3, ELAGSE7RL4, ELAGSE7RI4, ELAGSE7RL10

Learning Targets: 1. To explain how authors organize their text and how individual parts of text contribute to the development of ideas; 2. I am learning how to analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text and how it effects the main idea and theme.

 

MONDAY: Class began with the discussion of the standards and the learning target. The students received new vocabulary for chapters 1- 2. The students then received their journal prompt and wrote their responses. Afterwards, the students took turns sharing. 

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TUESDAY: Students will begin reading chapter 1 of The Hunger Games. The chapter is very long and might take us into Wednesday. If we can finish it in one day, then we will begin answering the comprehension questions for the chapter.

WEDNESDAY: *** I have a training today and will be out of the classroom.*** The students will continue reading and finishing the comprehension questions from chapter 1. The students will read chapter 2.

THURSDAY: Review for vocabulary quiz. Vocabulary quiz (formative x’s 2). Students will begin reading chapter 3.

FRIDAY: Main idea, text structure and text feature practice. Students will finish chapter 3.

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  • If you didn’t finish the main idea paragraph packet today, please have it completed by Monday. If there is one you don’t understand, draw a star by it so that I can answer any questions!

*** SUMMATIVE #1 IS THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018!*** Please be sure to check out the main ideas resources on the pages part of the blog for additional help!

October 15

October 15th- 19th, 2018

Conference Week – Students will be dismissed at 1:30 each day this week.

Standards: ELAGSE7RI5, ELAGSE7RI1, ELAGSE7RI3, ELAGSE7RI10

Targets: To identify the different ways I can organize a paragraph SO I can make connections and distinctions between ideas and events. To recognize the order of a text SO I can interpret sequence paragraphs?

Monday: Application of skill: main idea, details, irrelevant sentences, stated and implied.

Tuesday:  Brain Pop: Main Idea. 

Wednesday: Finish Brain Pop and discussion.

THURSDAY: PPT – Text Structures-Reviews each text structure and then provides sample paragraphs. Students will attempt to identify the correct structure.

FRIDAY: Collaborative circles. Independent reading. Bring your novel.