Class update #12 [Week of 10/28/13 – 11/01/13]

Week #4: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW with quiz, and Unit 2: Introduction to Letter Writing…

Week #4: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW with quiz, and Unit 2: Introduction to Letter Writing…

Greetings! Here is an update for 7th Grade Language Arts (Literature & Writing). I have a hyperlink to my lesson plans for the week of 10/28/2013 to 11/01/2013. If you would like to view the lesson plans, please do so here >>> Lesson Plans for Week 4 – Quarter 2[click to open word document].

In Language Arts/Literature, students will begin Unit Three – Reaching For The Stars in their Literature and Language textbook by reading Rikki-tikki-tavi, The Christmas Huntfrom The Endless Steppe Growing Up in Siberia, and America the Not-so-Beautiful. Prior to our in class reading, we participate in classroom activities that coincide with each reading selection to gain a better comprehension. Students will also participate in journal entries in which they have to select a specific piece of text, cite it in MLA Format, and elaborate on why they selected that particular piece of text to cite. These journal entries will be done at least 3 times a week. Students will also work on Buckle Down AIMS for various reading comprehension skills as well. Students will also work on Week #4′s vocabulary words. This week students will be given Week #4′s vocabulary words on Monday, and they will have two assessments in the form of homework due on 10/29/2013 as well as a vocabulary quiz on 11/01/2013. I will be pulling all of this year’s regularly scheduled vocabulary words from the Scripps National Spelling Bee & SAT lists for 7th Graders >>> [vocabulary guidelines & instructions]… Please make sure your student is completing their vocabulary homework every Monday because we will have a quiz assessment on those words every Friday. Continue reading

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Class update #11 [Week of 10/21/13 – 10/25/13]

Week #3: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW with quiz, and Unit 2: Personal Expressive Writing...

Week #3: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW with quiz, and Unit 2: Personal Expressive Writing…

Greetings! Here is an update for 7th Grade Language Arts (Literature & Writing). I have a hyperlink to my lesson plans for the week of 10/21/2013 to 10/25/2013. If you would like to view the lesson plans, please do so here >>> Lesson Plans for Week 3 – Quarter 2[click to open word document].

In Language Arts/Literature, students will begin Unit Two – Scales of Justice in their Literature and Language textbook by reading Eleanor Roosevelt, Old Sly Eye, and From Nadia on My Way. Prior to our in class reading, we participate in classroom activities that coincide with each reading selection to gain a better comprehension. Students will also participate in journal entries in which they have to select a specific piece of text, cite it in MLA Format, and elaborate on why they selected that particular piece of text to cite. These journal entries will be done at least 3 times a week.  Students will also work on Buckle Down AIMS for various reading comprehension skills as well. Students will also work on Week #3′s vocabulary words. This week students will be given Week #3′s vocabulary words on Monday, and they will have two assessments in the form of homework due on 10/22/2013 as well as a vocabulary quiz on 10/25/2013. I will be pulling all of this year’s regularly scheduled vocabulary words from the Scripps National Spelling Bee & SAT lists for 7th Graders >>> [vocabulary guidelines & instructions]… Please make sure your student is completing their vocabulary homework every Monday because we will have a quiz assessment on those words every Friday. Continue reading

Class update #10 [Week of 10/11/13 – 10/18/13]

Week #2: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW & Quiz, and Unit 2: Express Yourself w/ an emphasis on Poetry and interpreting poems…

Week #2: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW with quiz, and Unit 2: Express Yourself w/ an emphasis on poetry as well as interpreting poems…

Greetings! Here is an update for 7th Grade Language Arts (Literature & Writing). I have a hyperlink to my lesson plans for the week of 10/14/2013 to 10/18/2013. If you would like to view the lesson plans, please do so here >>> Lesson Plans for Week 2 – Quarter 2[click to open word document]. FYI, Report Cards went home on 10/04/2013.

In Language Arts/Literature, students will begin Unit Two – Scales of Justice in their Literature and Language textbook by reading Gentleman of Rio en Medio, from Boy Tales of Childhood, The Smallest Dragon, and several poems. Prior to our in class reading, we participate in classroom activities that coincide with each reading selection to gain a better comprehension. Students will also participate in journal entries in which they have to select a specific piece of text, cite it in MLA Format, and elaborate on why they selected that particular piece of text to cite. These journal entries will be done at least 3 times a week.  Students will also work on Buckle Down AIMS for various reading comprehension skills as well. Students will also work on Week #2′s vocabulary words. This week students will be given Week #2′s vocabulary words on Monday, and they will have two assessments in the form of homework due on 10/15/2013 as well as a vocabulary quiz on 10/18/2013. I will be pulling all of this year’s regularly scheduled vocabulary words from the Scripps National Spelling Bee & SAT lists for 7th Graders >>> [vocabulary guidelines & instructions]… Please make sure your student is completing their vocabulary homework every Monday because we will have a quiz assessment on those words every Friday. Continue reading