• Quarter 1 Week 9: October 7-11

     

     

    In Class

    Homework/Due Dates

    Mon. 10/7

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Finish FLEA, talk off the map adding transitions


    • Read at home at least 15 minutes

    Tues. 10/8

    • Write Narrative
    • Keep a nightly reading log this week


    • Read at home at least 15-30 minutes
    • Keep Reading Log

    Wed. 10/9

    • Write Narrative
    • Keep a nightly reading log this week
    • Read at home at least 15-30 minutes
    • Keep Reading Log

    Thur. 10/10

    • Write Narrative
    • Keep a nightly reading log this week
    • Read at home at least 15-30 minutes
    • Keep Reading Log


    Fri.

    10/11

    • Turn in Narrative essay
    • Vocab: Pre-slide form---due at the end of period with both sides completed
    • Reading Log DUE
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes
    • Narrative essay due on paper or via Google Docs (ex. credit)
    • Turn in all narrative components (papers/handouts we’ve been working on)


     

    Quarter 1 Week 8: September 30-October 4

     

     

    In Class

    Homework/Due Dates

    Mon. 9/30

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • “Crazy” 8 - narrative writing problem/solution
    • Partner evaluation/suggestions-start plot mapping


    • Read at home at least 15 minutes
    • *Depending on time for lessons, we may start the lesson for the next day a little early. 
    • *Any homework would be if a student didn’t finish what we are working on in class this week.

    Tues. 10/1

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Plot map all elements of your narrative- due Wednesday


    • Read at home at least 15 minutes

    Wed. 10/2

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Lesson-Opening. Do handout.
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes
    • Narrative Plot Map Due


    Thur. 10/3

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Lesson-Dialogue. Do handout.
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes



    Fri.

    10/4

    • First Chapter Friday
    • Lesson-Closing. Do handout.
    • Introduce FLEA map and start.
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes


    Quarter 1 Week 7: September 23-27

     

     

    In Class

    Homework/Due Dates

    Mon. 9/23

    Block Schedule

    Periods 

    1, 2, 3

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Lesson- Plot Concepts & Brainstorming Plot choices


    • Read at home at least 15 minutes

    Tues. 9/24

    Block Schedule

    Periods 

    4,5, 6

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Lesson- Plot Concepts & Brainstorming Plot choices
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes

    Wed. 9/25

    Block Schedule

    Periods 

    1, 2, 3

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Continue Plot Mapping for Narrative Essay 
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes


    Thur. 9/26

    Block Schedule

    Periods 

    4,5, 6

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Continue Plot Mapping for Narrative Essay 
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes



    Fri. 9/27

    • Regular Minimum Day
    • Reading in class
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes



    Quarter 1 Week 6: September 16-20

     

     

    In Class

    Homework/Due Dates

    Mon. 9/16

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Lesson-dialogue
      • Create dialogue for La Luna “gibberish”
    • Handout vocabulary sheet-due Wednesday


    • Read at home at least 15 minutes
    • Work on vocabulary sheet

    Tues. 9/17

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Lesson-dialogue 
      • Pictures of conversation- create dialogue 
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes
    • Lunch test retake periods 1,2(vocabulary only)

    Wed. 9/18

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Pass back papers to look at
    • Review narrative checklist
    • Vocabulary Slide Due-peer grade
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes
    • DUE-Vocabulary Slide-paper
    • Lunch test retake periods 4,5,6(vocabulary only)

    Thur. 9/19

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Vocabulary Slide-create on Google
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes
    • DUE-Vocabulary Slide Google


    Fri. 9/20

    • First Chapter Friday
    • Review Plot using Pixar clips
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes



    Quarter 1 Week 5: September 9-13

     

     

    In Class

    Homework/Due Dates

    Mon. 9/9

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Handout vocabulary list-study for Thursday test
    • Lesson on Theme- do “Identifying Theme” work and turn in




    • Test Thursday

    Tues. 9/10

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Get copies of textbook
    • Read “The Other Side of the Sky” p.10
    • Lesson on theme continued (adding in elements of conflict and setting)
    • Study vocabulary words
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes

    Wed. 9/11

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Continue Theme lesson/plot review & associated notes and class work
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes


    Thur. 9/12

    • Test Today- open note except vocabulary
    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes
    • DUE: Check in draft on paper

    Fri. 9/13

    • Book Check In #2
    • Meet in Library Computer Lab
    • Due by end of day-check in


     


    Quarter 1 Week 4: September 2-6

     

     

    In Class

    Homework/Due Dates

    Mon. 9/2

    • NO SCHOOL- Labor Day
     

    Tues. 9/3

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Get copies of textbook
    • Watch story “Rikki Tikki Tavi”
    • Lesson on conflict-class handouts
    • Study vocabulary words
    • Create two vocabulary slides on paper handout due by Wednesday
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes

    Wed. 9/4

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Using Rikki Tikki Tavi-finish conflict and discuss characterization
    • DUE Vocabulary Slide Template (both sides)
    • Study vocabulary words
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes

    Thur. 9/5

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Chromebooks: Work on Vocabulary Slides *if you turned in your templates
    • Read at home at least 15 minutes

    Fri. 9/6

    • First Chapter Friday
    • Revisit Plot Map and discuss story elements including rising and falling action
    • Due by end of day: Vocabulary Slides

     

    Quarter 1 Week 3: August 26-30

     

    In Class

    Homework/Due Dates

    Mon. 8/26

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Lesson on Genre
    • ** Students were given grade updates today to have signed and turn all 
    • work in by tomorrow for no penalty. After Tuesday=0
    • PAST DUE: Syllabus Signatures
    • PAST DUE: Where I am From Poem
    • PAST DUE: Survey
    • PAST DUE: Vocabulary Slide

    Tues. 8/27

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Finish Lesson on Genre
    • Group Vocabulary Share/Selection/Review
     

    Wed. 8/28

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Lesson: Plot Structure (handout/video)

    Thur. 8/29

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Review Reading Check In Options (get handouts and start working)
     

    Fri. 8/30

    • Work on Reading Check in #1 on Google Docs 
    • Due by end of day: Check in

     

    Quarter 1 Week 2: August 19-23

     

    In Class

    Homework/Due Dates

    Mon. 8/19

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Start noticing vocabulary words from your books.
    • Extra Credit Plickers Quiz on Syllabus and Getting to Know Me (the teacher)
    • Continue “Where I am From” Poem
    • Due today: Composition book & novel
    • Due Tuesday: Syllabus Signatures
    • Due Thurs. “Where I am From” Poem in Google Classroom *If Google isn’t working-then a written draft will be due
    • Due Friday: Student Survey: Getting to Know You in Google Forms *playing by ear when Google passwords work!

    Tues. 8/20

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Continue “Where I am From” Poem
    • Glue handouts into composition book (genre list, book tracker, vocabulary instructions)
    • Due today: Syllabus Signatures
    • Due Thurs. “Where I am From” Poem in Google Classroom

    Wed. 8/21

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Discuss and start vocabulary assignment
    • Questions
    • Due Thurs. “Where I am From” Poem in Google Classroom

    Thur. 8/22

    • Read your selected novel (15 minutes)
    • Using Chromebooks: work on vocabulary Slides
    • Due today: Where I am From” Poem in Google Classroom
    • Due Mon. 8/26 Vocabulary Slides

    Fri. 8/23

    • First Chapter Friday
    • Lesson on Genres
    • Due today: Student Survey: Getting to Know You on Google Forms
    • Due Monday: Vocabulary Slides

     


    Quarter 1: Week 1 (August 14-16)

     

    Wed.

    8/14

    IN CLASS

    Welcome to 7th grade Language Arts!

    • In class: Receive a class syllabus and signature sheet to take home. 
    • In class: Play a “Getting to Know Each Other” Bingo

    HOMEWORK

    • Take class syllabus and signature sheet home. Please read by Monday and return signatures by Tuesday, 8/20. 
    • Access the teacher’s GETTING TO KNOW ME slideshow on your Google account or on the class website (*see instructions below.) Be ready for an extra credit quiz on Monday!
    • Take class survey on Google Classroom by 8/23. *The sooner, the better!
    • Check out FlipGrid and introduce yourself on video!

     

    Thurs.

    8/15

    IN CLASS

    • Discuss books I read over summer and how/where to pick a book
    • Group Discussion about Class Expectations (using Memes)
    • IF TIME: Begin“Where I am From” Poem brainstorming and examples.

    HOMEWORK

    • Think about what book you want to read first. Remember, your first selection should be a fiction novel!

     

    Fri.

    8/16

    IN CLASS

    • Discuss and instruct on your “Where I am From” Poem and begin. We will also work on this in class Monday.

    HOMEWORK

    • Have a 100- page composition book in class MONDAY 8/19.
    • The final draft of the "Where I am From" poem is due in Google Classroom by Thursday 8/22
    • Have your novel selection by MONDAY 8/19