Class update #3 [Week of 08/19/13 – 08/23/13]

Week #2: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW & Quiz, & continuing to learn how to correct ourselves w/ an emphasis on paragraphs…

Week #3: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW & Quiz, & continuing to learn how to correct ourselves w/ an emphasis on paragraphs…

Greetings! Here is an update for 7th Grade Language Arts (Literature & Writing). I have a hyperlink to my lesson plans for the week of 08/19/2013 to 08/23/2013. If you would like to view the lesson plans, please do so here >>> Lesson Plans for Week 3 – Quarter 1[click to open word document].

In Language Arts/Literature, students will continue Unit One – A Matter of Perspective in their Literature and Language textbook by reading Stolen Day, The Charge of the Light Brigade, and From Exploring The Titanic during week #3. During our in class reading, students are encouraged to take notes for comprehension in the following format – Question, Quotation (MLA Format), Characters, Setting, Connect, & Summarize. Those notes will help students with their ticket out of class via journal entries that they will be completing after daily reading. Students will 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 08/20/2013 as well as a Vocabulary Quiz on 08/23/2013. 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 #2 [Week of 08/12/13 – 08/16/13]

Week #2: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW & Quiz, & continuing to learn how to correct ourselves w/ an emphasis on punctuation...

Week #2: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW & Quiz, & continuing to learn how to correct ourselves w/ an emphasis on punctuation…

Greetings! Here is an update for 7th Grade Language Arts (Literature & Writing). I have a hyperlink to my lesson plans for the week of 08/12/2013 to 08/16/2013. If you would like to view the lesson plans, please do so here >>> Lesson Plans for Week 2 – Quarter 1 [click to open word document].

In Language Arts/Literature, students will begin Unit One – A Matter of Perspective in their Literature of Language textbook by reading Elements of Non-Fiction, Homeless, Little by Little, and Lose Now Pay Later during week #2. During our in class reading, students are encouraged to take notes for comprehension in the following format – Question, Quotation (MLA Format), Characters, Setting, Connect, & Summarize. Those notes will help students with their ticket out of class via journal entries that they will be completing after daily reading. Students will 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 08/13/2013 as well as a Vocabulary Quiz on 08/16/2013. 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.

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Class update #1 [Week of 08/05/13 – 08/09/13]

Week #1: In-class reading, journal entries, learning how to cite text using MLA format, and learning how to correct ourselves in Unit 1...

Week #1: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW & Quiz, learning how to cite text using MLA format, and learning how to correct ourselves in Unit 1…

Greetings and a big welcome back! As promised, I will be giving classroom updates once a week. I will also be sharing a few classroom happenings on this blog as well. Here is an update for 7th Grade Language Arts (Literature & Writing). I have a hyperlink to my lesson plans for the week of 08/05/2013 to 08/09/2013. If you would like to view the lesson plans, please do so here >>> Lesson Plans for Week 1 – Quarter 1  [click to open word document].

In Language Arts/Literature,  students will begin Unit One – A Matter of Perspective in their Literature of Language textbook by reading Introduction of Elements of Fiction, Seventh Grade, The War of The Wall, and Hearts and Hands during week #1.  During our in class reading, students are encouraged to take notes for comprehension in the following format – Question, Quotation (MLA Format), Characters, Setting, Connect, & Summarize… Those notes will help students with their ticket out of class via journal entries that they will be completing after daily reading.  Students will also work on Week #1′s vocabulary words. This week students will be given Week #1′s vocabulary words on Monday, and they will have two assessments in the form of homework due on 08/06/2013 as well as a Vocabulary Quiz on 08/09/2013. 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