Wednesday, September 19

EARLY DISMISSAL TODAY AT 1:00

Language Arts

Homework:  

9/11 Drawing and Reflection is due tomorrow at the end of Literature - you will work on it in both LA and Lit

Make your drawing complete - the best you can!

Share it with classmates.

Really put thought into your REFLECTION!  Follow the RUBRIC!!!

9/11

Work on 9/11 Drawing and Reflection

Work QUIETLY with your PARTNER (no talking with anyone else!) and ONLY talk about 9/11

If you finish…

Research ideas for your 9/11 poem

  1.  Character(s)
  2. Point of View(s)
  3. Setting(s)

Also, yesterday’s 9th period Literature class did NOT receive the Vocabulary Builder Worksheet.  Both 8th and 9th period will receive the worksheet tomorrow in Literature.

Tuesday, September 18

Language Arts

HOMEWORK:  9/11 Story Elements Worksheet - you can work on in class tomorrow and turn in when finished

Reading “A Dinner Party”

Identify Character/Point of View/Setting

Then identify those same story elements as it relates to your 9/11 poem

Literature

HOMEWORK:  Vocabulary Builder Worksheet

“An American Childhood” p 50

Read as a class

Complete worksheet individually

Monday, September 17

Language Arts

HOMEWORK:  9/11 Word Chart and Reflection DUE

Complete 9/11 Word Chart and Reflection

Review Word Chart and Drawing Reflection Expectations

Complete and turn in Word Chart packet

Your 9/11 Drawing should be nearing completion

Literature

HOMEWORK:  None

Organize room for books and seats

Free read book of choice or about 9/11 topic

Friday, September 14

Language Arts & Literature

HOMEWORK:  

9/11 Word Chart & Reflection due at the end of Lit today

Introduce Drawing Response

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, September 11/12/13

Language Arts & Literature

HOMEWORK:  Continue working on your 9/11 Word Chart and Drawing

Monday, September 10

Language Arts

HOMEWORK:  Bring colored markers or pencils to class tomorrow

Poetry

Figurative Languuage

Focus on the poem “Orange” and change lines to match these poetic elements:

Simile

Metaphor

Alliteration

Personification

Onomatopoeia

Hyperbole

Learn definitions and apply them to poems

Read poetry

“Fog”

“Weather”

Literature

Homework:  Annotate “If It Sucks Like a Vampire…”

MUST -

Identify at least two (2) vocabulary words

Identify anything new or interesting

You MUST -

Underline and Circle

Highlight

Use a post-It

Write at least three (3) comments in the margins

Building Reading Stamina

Review “How Do I Know…”

Dracula

Read and Annotate “If It Sucks Like a Vampire…”

Friday, September 7

Language Arts

HOMEWORK:  NONE

Mentor text:  finish reading The Junkyard Wonders

Free Write

Literature

HOMEWORK:  Due end of period today, “How Do I Know I Understood What I Read” worksheet

This is from yesterday when you looked at three ways to understand what I read - THINK, REACT, USE

Free Read

Complete worksheet

Thursday, September 6

Language Arts

HOMEWORK:  NONE

New seating chart

“How Writers Work” - review handout and chart

Junkyard Wonders

Discuss related topic in book

Read

LITERATURE

HOMEWORK  Bring book for reading day tomorrow

Turn in “Reading Survey”

“How Do I Know I Understand What I Read?”

Discuss

Watch - France bans smartphones for elementary and middle school

Read - “Swinging On a Rainbow”

Discuss strategies to understand what we watched/read

Wednesday, September 5

Language Arts

HOMEWORK:  NONE

Review Writers Workshop -

MENTOR TEXTS

Writing Magic p3-6 (notes

Funny Business - Various author ideas on writing secrets

A Fire in My Hands

Each group writes their key idea on “How Writers Write” on chart

Free write

Literature

HOMEWORK:  Reading Survey DUE TOMORROW AT START OF LIT - REALLY THINK ABOUT YOUR ANSWERS!

Review “Roles and Responsibilities

HAND OUT - Turn-And-Talk

MENTOR TEXT

Knucklehead p 78 “Random Books”

Practice researching books

Hardy Boys

Nancy Drew

Croatia - Zagreb/Dubruvnik/Coastal Islands - Adriatic Sea - Dugi Otok

National Geographic

Practice Turn-And-Talk with READING SURVEY (DUE TOMORROW!)

Tuesday, September 4

Language Arts

HOMEWORK:  NONE

Writing Process - WORKSHOP MODEL  

Think about the process - (Think, plan, doodle, write, reread… repeat…)

Mentor texts - purpose

Think about 3-Day Labor Day weekend and start to write

LITERATURE

HOMEWORK:  READING SURVEY - DUE Thursday, (9/6) START OF CLASS

Put some thought into this!!!!

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF READERS WORKSHOP

Mini-Lesson - 5-10”

Work TIme - 20-30”

Share - 5-10”

Mentor Text - Knucklehead

Friday, August 31

Language Arts

HOMEWORK:  NONE

Review of first two weeks

ANNOTATING NOTES & EXPECTATIONS

HOW WRITERS WORK & OUR PROCESS

FREE WRITE

LITERATURE

HOMEWORK:  YOU MUST HAVE A BOOK TO READ FOR NEXT WEEK

Why Read?

How do we read?

Review:  “Seventh Grade”

           “Papa’s Parrot”

FREE READ

Thursday, August 30

7th Grade Expectations Day and review of Camp Duncan

Wednesday, August 29

CAMP DUNCAN!!!

Tuesday, August 28

Camp Duncan is tomorrow!!!

Thursday is PICTURE DAY!!!

Also, Thursday is SEL Day (Social Emotional Learning) a fun day - no academic classes!

LANGUAGE ARTS

HOMEWORK:

“Letter to Myself” is due TODAY at the END of class

You are working in pairs.  Read and give helpful comments

The letter should be fun to write and fun to read on the last day of 7th grade!

YOU MUST CHECK WITH MR. R BEFORE SEALING YOUR LETTER - 5 points

Quietly Free WRITE when done!

Warehouse story or something you want to write!

LITERATURE

HOMEWORK:

Reading Warm-up B (“Papa’a Parrot”) Due START of class

With a partner, reread “Papa’s Parrot” p26

Together, take the 10 Question Multiple Choice Test

Turn in to Mr. R

Quietly Free READ when done

Monday, August 27

LANGUAGE ARTS

HOMEWORK:

“Letter To Myself” is due TOMORROW 8/28 at the END of class

Please follow the rubric and check in with Mr. R. before you seal your letter

The letter should be fun to write and fun to read on the last day of 7th grade!

Make your goals realistic yet challenging

STAR Reading Test

Free read when done

LITERATURE

HOMEWORK:

“Papa’s Parrot” Reading Warm-up B

Due tomorrow at the start of Lit

You will also take a 10 question Open Book Multiple Choice Test tomorrow on “Papa’s Parrot”

Understanding Literature

What is the best way to find the truth?

“Papa’s Parrot” p24

Reading Warm-up B - read in class/finish by tomorrow at the start of class

Parents/Elders - Why do they always embarrass me?!?!

“Einstein the Parrot”  -  what makes parrots (and pets …) so unique to us?

https://youtu.be/7rfGEtALHYs

Read “Papa’s Parrot”  -  Read in class

Friday, August 24

LANGUAGE ARTS

HOMEWORK:
Letter to Myself is due Tuesday, August 28 at the end of class

Organize 3-Ring Binder and 5 Tabs

Start “Letter To Myself”

This letter should be well written and something you want to read at the end of the year.  

It is 5 points if completed.  0 if not.

I do NOT read it.  Only you!

Have fun and make it meaningful!!!

LITERATURE

HOMEWORK:  NONE

Continue to organize all the new books in our classroom

Thursday, August 23

LANGUAGE ARTS

Review….

A Random Act of Kindness

3 Goals - place in LA Basket 4 or 5 - we will work on tomorrow

3-ring binder and 5 tabs - place on shelf - we will work on tomorrow

FIRST WRITING PIECE!!!

The Warehouse

LL

SCOWL

“Seventh Grade”

Wolf Rider

The five people you meet in heaven

Organize books by genre

Wednesday, August 22

LANGUAGE ARTS

HOMEWORK:  

Bring a 3-Ring binder and a set of 5 tabs

Label tabs…

Tab 1 - CURRENT PROJECT

Tab 2 - HANDOUTS

Tab 3 - LIT

Tab 4 - GRADED WORK

Tab 5 - PAPER

GOALS

Brainstorm 3 GOALS total for 7th grade LIT/LA

Write these down on a sheet of paper

First Day -

7th Grade

PAY IT FORWARD

Discuss 3-Ring binders and tabs

What is a GOAL?

LITERATURE

We will be organizing books by genre and topics starting tomorrow and Friday.

The goal is to create a wonderful (and new) reading library in our classroom!!!

Three Books…

For each story:

What makes him/her unique

“Seventh Grade”

        Vocabulary “Wall Word”  -  SCOWL

Wolf Rider

the five people you meet in heaven