Class update #18 [Week of 12/16/13 – 12/20/13]

Week #11: class reading, journal entries, and Completion of Unit 2: View & Respond activities…

Week #11: class reading, journal entries, and Completion of Unit 2: View & Respond activities…

Greetings! Here is an update for 7th Grade Language Arts (Literature & Writing). I have a hyperlink to my lesson plans for the week of 12/16/2013 to 12/20/2013. If you would like to view the lesson plans, please do so here >>> Lesson Plans for Week 11 – Quarter 2[click to open word document].

In Language Arts/Literature, students will be completing their in class reading of  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. Students will also be completing The Giver Vocabulary Master List which will be due at the end of the novel (12/11/13). Students will also work on Buckle Down AIMS for various reading comprehension skills as well. I will also 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 #17 [Week of 12/09/13 – 12/13/13]

Week #10: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW with quiz, and Completion of Unit 2: View & Respond activities...

Week #10: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW with quiz, and Completion of Unit 2: View & Respond activities…

Greetings! Here is an update for 7th Grade Language Arts (Literature & Writing). I have a hyperlink to my lesson plans for the week of 12/09/2013 to 12/13/2013. If you would like to view the lesson plans, please do so here >>> Lesson Plans for Week 10 – Quarter 2[click to open word document].

In Language Arts/Literature, students will continue 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. Students will also be completing The Giver Vocabulary Master List which will be due at the end of the novel (12/11/13). Students will also work on Buckle Down AIMS for various reading comprehension skills as well. Students will also work on Week #10′s vocabulary words. This week students will be given Week #10′s vocabulary words on Monday, and they will have one assessment in the form of homework due on 12/10/2013. 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 #16 [Week of 12/02/13 – 12/06/13]

Week #9: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW with quiz, and Unit 2: Letter Writing with Essay Writing Assignment…

Week #9: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW with quiz, and Unit 2:  Essay Writing 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 12/02/2013 to 12/06/2013. If you would like to view the lesson plans, please do so here >>> Lesson Plans for Week 9 – Quarter 2[click to open word document].

In Language Arts/Literature, students will continue 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. Students will also be completing The Giver Vocabulary Master List which will be due at the end of the novel. Students will also work on Buckle Down AIMS for various reading comprehension skills as well. Students will also work on Week #9′s vocabulary words. This week students will be given Week #9′s vocabulary words on Monday, and they will have two assessments in the form of homework due on 12/03/2013 as well as a vocabulary quiz on 12/06/2013. 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 #15 [Week of 11/18/13 – 11/22/13]

Week #7: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW with quiz, and Unit 2: Letter Writing with Essay Writing…

Week #7: class reading, journal entries, vocabulary HW with quiz, and Unit 2: Essay 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 11/18/2013 to 11/22/2013. If you would like to view the lesson plans, please do so here >>> Lesson Plans for Week 7 – Quarter 2[click to open word document].

In Language Arts/Literature, students will continue 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. Students will also be completing The Giver Vocabulary Master List which will be due at the end of the novel. Students will also work on Buckle Down AIMS for various reading comprehension skills as well. Students will also work on Week #7′s vocabulary words. This week students will be given Week #7′s vocabulary words on Monday, and they will have two assessments in the form of homework due on 11/19/2013 as well as a vocabulary quiz on 11/22/2013. 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 #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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