Hello parents and caregivers! The students are receiving their Student Action Report to bring home to you. This contains your student’s lexile score, reading inventory test history, placement chart, and recommended reading tips.
Greetings! I am happy to inform you that we will begin our novel study of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins on October 15th.
Standards: ELAGSE7RL1, ELAGSE7RL2, ELAGSE7RL4, ELAGSE7RL10, ELAGSE7RL5, ELAGSE7SL1
Target: I can read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems SO I can effectively interact with a range of 7th grade texts.
We will have an altered schedule on Monday and Tuesday to accommodate the last two sections of the ITBS tests.
Monday: Today, I will see my 3rd, 6th and 7th period classes.
- Review characters and events that we have previously read about in “Amigo Brothers” by Piri Thomas.
- Continue reading “Amigo Brothers” and guided notes.
Tuesday: Today, I will see my 3rd, 4th and 5th period classes.
- Finish “Amigo Brothers” and guided notes.
- Students will answer comprehension questions over the story.
In case you haven’t finished reading the story:
Wednesday: 1. Finish “Amigo Brothers” if we need to. 2. We will have a “Friendly Competition” to review the Quizzizz. This involves answering summative like questions related to fiction elements and “Amigo Brothers”.
Study guide (Optional): Literary Study Guide-2bm52m1
For early practice, here is the link:
Here is the code: 737680
Please see these previous resources in preparing for your summative:
- Review PowerPoints within the “Fiction Review” Tab
- theme-lesson-18s635f (3)-1zai9w3
- point-of-view-2kajd52 (3)-1zmwzez
- Plot Diagram- Elements of a Plot-16zn637
- Narrative Elements HighlightedPPT 2017-2e984pn
Thursday: Summative over literary texts.
Friday: 1. Test Corrections and Reflection – students must analyze their mistakes, choose a new answer, and explain why they got it wrong in the first place. Student will earn half the point value back and these points will be added to their original score. 2. Circles.
Have a fabulous FALL BREAK!
This is good for all subject areas! 🙂
Greetings parents and guardians! I am posting the power point presentation that I will be going through tonight during our Open House just in case you won’t be able to make it. Have a wonderful evening!
Standards: ELAGSE7RL1, ELAGSE7RL2, ELAGSE7RL3, ELAGSE7RL6, ELAGSE7RL10, ELAGSE7RL5, ELAGSE7RL7
Target: I will recognize and distinguish between the different elements of fiction SO I can engage more effectively with the text.
** SUMMATIVE #2 IS SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018**
MONDAY: Students will working on the laptops to review key concepts related to fiction. Please click on the tab on the top of my page entitled “Fiction Review.” WebQuest-Fiction-Elements-Modified-1lcy3kl (1)-1lamaa4
Please have this finished by Friday. FORMATIVE.
TUESDAY: Students will report to the learning commons for an orientation and book check out. The students will independently read or work on their WebQuest.
COGAT and IOWA testing begins Wednesday and we will have an adjusted schedule to accommodate testing.
WEDNESDAY: Today, students will report to their 3rd, 4th and 5th period classes. 1) Opening: Preview the text. 2) KWL chart for “Amigo Brothers” by Piri Thomas. 3) Students will begin guided notes as they read “Amigo Brothers”.
Power point we are using this week: Amigo Brothers-21ndrot
THURSDAY: Today, students will report to their 3rd, 6th and 7th period classes.
3rd Period: Students will continue their guided notes as we read the story.
6th and 7th Period Classes: 1) Opening: preview the text; 2) KWL chart for “Amigo Brothers” by Piri Thomas; 3) Students will begin guided notes as they read “Amigo Brothers”.
FRIDAY: Today, students will report to their 3rd, 4th and 5th period classes.
Students will finish reading “Amigo Brothers”, their KWL chart, and their guided notes. Students will then work on characterization notes and chart the story’s elements.
Who is your best friend? How did you meet? How long have you known him or her? What would you do for a friend? What is something you have done for a friend that you are proud of?
Take the notes about each element of the plot; you can synthesize the information (shorten your notes). Please have this finished by Friday.
And we’re back! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! This is what is happening this week:
Standards: ELAGSE7RL1, ELAGSE7RL2, ELAGSE7RL3, ELAGSE7RL6
Targets: 1. I can recognize and differentiate between the elements of a story SO I can engage more effectively with the text.
MONDAY: LABOR DAY- NO SCHOOL
TUESDAY: 1) Review vocabulary for quiz tomorrow; 2) Finish “Nisei Daughter” by Monica Sone; 3) Literary Analysis of narrative elements for the story. Complete reader’s response and comprehension questions. This will be turned into as a FORMATIVE grade.
WEDNESDAY: 1) Vocabulary quiz; 2) Brain Pop: Point of View; 3) Elements of a Plot
THURSDAY: 1) The Three Little Pigs vs. The True Story of the Three Little Pigs. – Using both the text versions and audio versions, students compare and contrast the elements within the above two stories focusing on P.O.V. and plot elements.
FRIDAY: Students will receive guided notes to write as they read “The Amigo Brothers”.
**Targets: This week I am learning how to recognize and differentiate between the different narrative elements of fiction writing so that I can engage more effectively with the text.
Standards: ELAGSE7RL1, ELAGSE7RL2, ELAGSE7RL3, ELAGSE7RL6
MONDAY: 1) Collaborative Circles: Fiction Elements- what is your favorite fiction book or character? Class discussion of literary elements. 2) The students then received a K.I.M. chart of fiction elements to fill out. KIM-Chart-Fiction-29kdakj (1)-2204ksr
*Summative #1 grades are in Synergy. You will be receiving their scores tomorrow, Tuesday the 28th. If you want to do a re-take, please click the link at the top of the page for re-test information. 🙂
TUESDAY: 1) Finish K.I.M. Chart and go over. 2) Notes about narrative elements.
Power point: Narrative Elements HighlightedPPT 2017-2e984pn
*COMPLETE YOUR NOTES FOR HOMEWORK. IF YOU HAVE THE INFORMATION ON THE K.I.M. CHART, YOU DON’T HAVE TO WRITE IT DOWN AGAIN. PRACTICE YOUR SUMMARIZING SKILLS. DUE FRIDAY.
WEDNESDAY: *****HALF DAY- ALTERED SCHEDULE. 1) BRAIN POP: THEME
THURSDAY: 1) “Nisei Daughter” Vocabulary and story. 2) Comprehension questions. 3) Class discussion.
Power point for today and tomorrow:
FRIDAY: Students will work in collaborative groups analyzing the text and create a poster of the literary elements of “Nisei Daughter”.