Class update #13 [Week of 11/04/13 – 11/08/13]

Week #5: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW with quiz, and Unit 2: Letter Writing with Problem Solving Letter Assignment...

Week #5: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW with quiz, and Unit 2: Letter Writing w/ Problem Solving Letter Assignment…

Greetings! Here is an update for 7th Grade Language Arts (Literature & Writing). I have a hyperlink to my lesson plans for the week of 11/04/2013 to 11/08/2013. If you would like to view the lesson plans, please do so here >>> Lesson Plans for Week 5 – Quarter 2[click to open word document].

In Language Arts/Literature, students will begin reading The Giver by Lois Lowry. During our in class reading, students are required to take notes for comprehension in the following format – Question, Quotation (MLA Format), Characters, Setting, Connect, Conflict & Summarize. Those notes will help students with their ticket out of class via journal entries that they will be completing after daily reading. Journal entry requirements include students selecting 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 #5′s vocabulary words. This week students will be given Week #5′s vocabulary words on Monday, and they will have two assessments in the form of homework due on 11/05/2013 as well as a vocabulary quiz on 11/08/2013. 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 #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

Class update #9 [Week of 09/30/13 – 10/04/13]

Week #1: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW & Quiz, & Unit 2: Express Yourself w/ an emphasis on Poetry...

Week #1: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW & Quiz, & Unit 2: Express Yourself w/ an emphasis on Poetry…

Greetings! Here is an update for 7th Grade Language Arts (Literature & Writing). I have a hyperlink to my lesson plans for the week of 09/30/2013 to 10/04/2013. If you would like to view the lesson plans, please do so here >>> Lesson Plans for Week 1 – Quarter 2[click to open word document]. FYI, Report Cards go 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 The Noble Experiment, Monsters Are Due on Maple Street, The Revolt of the Evil Fairies, and Aunt Millicent during week #1. 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 #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 10/01/2013 as well as a vocabulary quiz on 10/04/2013. 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 #8 [Week of 09/23/13 – 09/27/13]

Week #7: class reenactment of Walter Dean Myer's Monster on 9/24, journal entries, vocabulary HW, & continuing to learn how to correct ourselves w/ an emphasis on Study Skills as well as an End of the Unit Test...

Week #7: class reenactment of Walter Dean Myer’s Monster on 9/24, journal entries, vocabulary HW, & continuing to learn how to correct ourselves w/ an emphasis on Study Skills as well as an End of the Unit Test…

Greetings! Here is an update for 7th Grade Language Arts (Literature & Writing). I have a hyperlink to my lesson plans for the week of 09/23/2013 to 09/27/2013. If you would like to view the lesson plans, please do so here >>> Lesson Plans for Week 8 – Quarter 1[click to open word document].

In Language Arts/Literature, students will get a chance to reenact a courtroom scene from the book, Monster by Walter Dean Myers. Students will have ample time to prepare, they will get to dress the part of their character, and hopefully we will bring the book to life with our own spin. If you would like to view the activity, go [here]. The reenactment will take place on 9/24/2013. Students will also be reading All Summer in a Day & Upon Water via their Language and Literature textbook.  Students will also work on Buckle Down AIMS for various reading comprehension skills as well. Students will also work on Week #8′s vocabulary words. This week students will be given Week #8′s vocabulary words on Monday, and they will have two assessments in the form of homework due on 09/25/2013 as well as a vocabulary quiz on 9/27/2013. Students are  responsible for their Essay Questions based on the class reading of Monster, by Walter Dean Myers due on 09/23/2013.  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