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WEEK OF 12/1/14

Mon., 12/1

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Introduce Memoir; What is Memoir?; Hand out “Writing Memoirs;” Our class read will be Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman; students will read and work (parts of speech, journal writing, strategic dialogue and responding, figurative language, Literary Terms and Elements of a Story) much of the time as partners; Hand out “Dialogue Strategies:  Responding” sheet ; If there is time, begin reading “No place for a garden” and “Kim” with partners.

Homework:  Nothing

Tues., 12/2

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Hand out Figurative Language informational sheet and worksheet; Literary Terms and Elements of a Story informational sheet; Finish reading “No place for a garden,” “Kim,” “Ana,” and “Wendell” (pages 1-16); Discussion prompt for homework:  Discuss the place where Kim goes to plant her seeds.  Why do you suppose Kim chooses this place?  Each student must respond to this prompt individually.  Your partner will respond to your prompt in one 3-5 sentence paragraph in YOUR composition notebook on the date the prompt is due.

Homework:  Journal Prompt for reading on “Kim,” “Ana,” and “Wendell” is due Mon., 12/8.

Tues., 12/2 (Character Connections at the end of the day, so there is a special schedule today.)

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Hand out and discuss Figurative Language handout and worksheet; Hand out and discuss Literary Terms and Elements of a Story handout; these handouts and worksheets will be used throughout our study of Seedfolks

Homework:  Journal Prompt for reading on “Kim,” “Ana,” and “Wendell” is due Mon., 12/8.

Weds., 12/3; Thurs., 12/4

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Criterion assessment for all 7/8 grade Language Arts students.

Homework:  Journal Prompt for reading on “Kim,” “Ana,” and “Wendell” is due Mon., 12/8.

Fri., 12/5

Due:  Unit 4 Prefixes and Suffixes

In Class: Check in and review Unit 4 Prefixes and Suffixes Unit 4; Review and begin working on Unit 5 Prefixes and Suffixes Unit 6

Homework:  Journal Prompt on the story “Gonzales” is due Mon., 12/8; Unit 6 Prefixes and Suffixes due Fri., 12/12

WEEK OF MON., 12/8

Mon., 12/8

Due:  Journal Prompt for reading on “Kim,” “Ana,” and “Wendell”

In Class:    Each partner will respond to his/her partner’s prompt in one 3-5 sentence paragraph in YOUR composition notebook; you will both read and discuss both partners’ responses; Begin to read “Gonzalo,” and “Leona”  with your partner; respond to the prompt, How did Gonzalo learn to speak English?  Does this surprise you?  Why or why not? Explain. This prompt is due on Mon., 12/8.

Homework:  Journal Prompt on the story “Gonzales” is due Tues., 12/9

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 11/3

Monday, 11/3

Due:  Nothing

In Class: Read “Homeless” by Anna Quindlen; begin to work on worksheets on “Homeless”

Homework:  Complete “Homeless” (if not completed in class); complete worksheets on “Homeless” due Weds., 11/5; Thurs., 11/6; Unit 1 on Prefixes/Suffixes due Fri., 11/7; Bring your book for your At Home Read to class with you every day to class-it must be completed and the worksheet that goes with it completed by the time you walk into class Mon., 11/17

Tues., 11/4

NO SCHOOL-ELECTION DAY!

Weds., 11/5; Thurs., 11/6

Due:  “Homeless” (if not completed in class); complete worksheets on “Homeless;” Bring your book for your At Home Read to class with you every day to class.

In Class:  Discuss “Homeless” (if we have not done so before); check in and go over “Homeless” worksheets; read the short story “Names/Nombres;” begin the worksheets on “Names/Nombres” in class

Homework:  Worksheets on “Names/Nombres” due Mon., 11/10; Unit 1 on Prefixes/Suffixes due Fri., 11/7; Bring your book for your At Home Read to class with you every day to class-it must be completed and the worksheet that goes with it completed by the time you walk into class Mon., 11/17

Fri., 11/7

Due:  Unit 1 on Prefixes/Suffixes

In Class:  Check in and Review Unit 1 Prefixes and Suffixes; Go over and begin working on Unit 2 Prefixes and Suffixes

Homework: Worksheets on “Names/Nombres” due Mon., 11/10;  Unit 2 Prefixes/Suffixes due Fri., 11/14; Bring your book for your At Home Read to class with you every day to class-it must be completed and the worksheet that goes with it completed by the time you walk into class Mon., 11/17

WEEK OF 11/10

Mon., 11/10

Due:  Worksheets on “Names/Nombres”

In Class:  Check in and review worksheets on “Names/Nombres; Read short story “After Twenty Years” by O. Henry; Begin Journal prompt on Question #5 on page 161 of our textbook (use our regular heading and write out the Question; write and label an Introduction, Body and Conclusion, using details and examples in your response)

Homework:  Unit 2 Prefixes/Suffixes due Fri., 11/14; Bring your book for your At Home Read to class with you every day to class-it must be completed and the worksheet that goes with it completed by the time you walk into class Mon., 11/17; Journal response is due for 1st and 2nd Hour Weds., 11/12; for 3rd, 5th and 6th Hours Tues., 11/11; Classroom Spelling Bee for 1st, 3rd and 5th Hours Weds., 11/12; Spelling Bee for 2nd and 6th Hours Thurs., 11/13

Tues., 11/11

Due:  Journal response for Hours 3, 5 and 6 for “After 20 Years;”

In Class: Check in and share Journal responses for “After 20 Years;” begin reading from “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” by Malcolm X; You will write a 25 word essay on “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”

Homework:  Unit 2 Prefixes/Suffixes due Fri., 11/14; Bring your book for your At Home Read to class with you every day to class-it must be completed and the worksheet that goes with it completed by the time you walk into class Mon., 11/17; Journal response for “After 20 Years”  is due for 1st and 2nd Hour Weds., 11/12;  Classroom Spelling Bee for 1st, 3rd and 5th Hours Weds., 11/12; Spelling Bee for 2nd and 6th Hours Thurs., 11/13

Weds., 11/12; Thurs., 13

Due:  Journal response for “After 20 Years” is due for 1st and 2nd Hour Weds., 11/12; Spelling Bee today!!

In Class:  SPELLING BEE!!; Check in and share Journal responses for “After 20 Years” for 1st and 2nd Hours

Homework:  Unit 2 Prefixes/Suffixes due Fri., 11/14; Bring your book for your At Home Read to class with you every day to class-it must be completed and the worksheet that goes with it completed by the time you walk into class Mon., 11/17; Journal for “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” due Tues., 11/18

Journal on “The Autobiography of Malcolm X:”

What part might education play in a person’s rehabilitation?  does education guarantee that someone will turn away from a life of crime? Why or why not? Use examples and details from “The Autobiography of Malcolm X.”

Make sure to use the following:

The proper heading

Question at the top of the page

Must be written in your composition notebook

Intro, Body, Conclusion-labeled and must be separate paragraphs

3/4-1 page long

Fri., 11/14

Due:  Unit 2 Prefixes/Suffixes

In Class:  Check in and go over Unit 2 Prefixes/Suffixes; Go over and begin working on Unit 3 Prefixes/Suffixes

Homework:  Unit 3 Prefixes/Suffixes due Fri., 11/21; Bring your book for your At Home Read to class with you every day to class-it must be completed and the worksheet that goes with it completed by the time you walk into class Mon., 11/17

WEEK OF 11/17

Mon., 11/17

Due:  At Home Read worksheet

In Class:  Check in and review At Home Read worksheets; students work together in groups sharing their At Home read worksheets; talk as a whole class about the books that the students have read

Homework:  Journal on “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” worksheet due Tues., 11/18; Unit 3 Prefixes and Suffixes due Fri., 11/21

Tues., 11/18

Due:  Journals on “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”

In Class:  Check in and go over Journals on “The Biography of Malcolm X;” Begin reading Nelson Mandela’s Memoir “from Long Walk to Freedom on page 732

Homework: Unit 3 Prefixes and Suffixes due Fri., 11/21

Weds., 11/19; Thurs., 11/20  (REMEMBER:  WE HAVE 1/2 DAYS OF SCHOOL WEDS., 11/19 AND THURS., 11/20 DUE TO CONFERENCES!)

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Finish reading “from Long Walk to Freedom” by Nelson Mandela and discuss

Homework:  Unit 3 Prefixes and Suffixes due Fri., 11/21

Fri., 11/21

Due:  Unit 3 Prefixes and Suffixes

In Class:  Check in and go over Unit 3 Prefixes and Suffixes; Review Unit 4 Prefixes and Suffixes and begin working on Unit 4 in class

Homework:  Unit 4 Prefixes and Suffixes due Fri., 12/6

WEEK OF 11/24

Mon., 11/25

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Discuss the importance of using detail in narrative writing; Read “The Important Book” by Margaret Wise Brown; complete a writing activity using objects in the classroom, discuss and share

Homework:  Finish the writing activity if it has not been finished in class; Unit 4 Prefixes and Suffixes due Fri., 12/6

Tues., 11/25

Due:  Writing activity if it was not finished yesterday in class

In Class:  Writing activity outside of the classroom, discuss and share with the class

Homework:  Unit 4 Prefixes and Suffixes due Fri., 12/6

Weds., 11/26, Thurs, 11/27, Fri., 11/28:  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

 

 

 

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 10/20

Mon., 10/20 (NOTE CHANGES!)

Due: Nothing

In Class:  Quia Pre-Test on Prefixes and Suffixes; Affixes assignment in class-we will work on this today and tomorrow in class and go over it tomorrow in class

Homework:  Final 5 Paragraph Essay with Rubric, drafts and editing sheets due at the beginning of class Weds., 10/22; Thurs., 10/23

Tues., 10/21

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Finish and review Affixes assignment in class

Homework:  Final 5 Paragraph Essay with Rubric, drafts and editing sheets due at the beginning of class Weds., 10/22; Thurs., 10/23

Weds., 10/22; Thurs., 10/23

Due:  Final 5 Paragraph Essay with Rubric, drafts and editing sheets due at the beginning of class; LA Game Day for the rest of class!!

Homework:  Bring LA textbooks and Composition Notebooks to class each day beginning Fri., 10/24

Fri., 10/24

Due:  Bring LA textbooks and Composition Notebooks to class each day

In Class:  Prefixes and Suffixes (We will be working on a new Prefixes and Suffixes Unit each Friday in class.  The homework for the Unit will be due the following Friday, which in this case will be Fri., 10/31, so for this Unit, Unit One will be due 11/7.

Homework:  Prefixes and Suffixes Unit One due Fri., 11/7

WEEK OF MONDAY, 10/27

Mon., 10/27

Due:  LA textbooks and Composition Notebooks each day to class

In Class:  Introduce “Learning From Experience” Unit; Introduce Focus Questions; Introduce At Home Novel Read for this Unit (tied to the theme “Learning From Experience”). This book must be completed Mon., 11/14 ; Write a Six Word Essay on: “What do we learn from other people’s experiences?”

Homework:  Prefixes and Suffixes Unit One due Fri., 11/7; At home read for Learning from Experience Unit due Mon., 11/14; Bring red textbooks and composition notebooks every day

Tues., 10/28

Due:  Red textbooks and composition notebooks everyday!

In Class:  Read the short story “7th Grade” and discuss; complete Vocabulary worksheet for “7th Grade” and discuss; go over biographies, autobiographies, personal essays and memoirs; read background information on Eleanor Roosevelt’s biography by William Jay Jacobs

Homework:  Read Eleanor Roosevelt’s biography by William Jay Jacob on page 89 in your red textbook and complete the first column on page 49 of the worksheet ad well as the Follow-Up and all of page 50, due Weds., 10/29; Thurs., 10/30; (5th Hour:  Check in and review “7th Grade” worksheets which are due on Weds., 10/29); Prefixes and Suffixes Unit One due Fri., 11/7; At home read for Learning from Experience Unit due Mon., 11/14; Bring red textbooks and composition notebooks every day; Name of book you have chosen for your At Home Book Read written on the Summary sheet due Weds., 10/29; Thurs., 10/30

Weds., 10/29; Thurs., 10/30

Due:  Name of book you have chosen for your At Home Book Read written on the Summary sheet due Weds., 10/29; Thurs., 10/30; Read Eleanor Roosevelt’s biography by William Jay Jacob on page 89 in your red textbook and complete the first column on page 49 of the worksheet ad well as the Follow-Up and all of page 50, due Weds., 10/29; Thurs., 10/30; (5th Hour:  Check in and review “7th Grade” worksheets which are due on Weds., 10/29)

In Class:  6 Word Essay on “Biography;” Review Eleanor Roosevelt’s biography; check in and review worksheets on the story (5h Hour:  Check in and review “7th Grade” worksheets which are due Weds., 10/29); Hand back work which has been graded and set up Portfolios

Homework:  Prefixes and Suffixes Unit One due Fri., 11/7;  At home read for Learning from Experience Unit due Mon., 11/14; Bring red textbooks and composition notebooks every day

Fri., 10/31

Happy Halloween!  Special Schedule all day!

 

 

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 10/6/14

Mon., 10/6

Due:  One Paragraph Draft Essays

In Class:  Go over Three Paragraph King Arthur Essay Rubric; Peer Conference One Paragraph King Arthur Essays

Homework:  Revise One Paragraph King Arthur Essays; Final Typed  One Paragraph King Arthur Essays due Mon., 10/13; Draft Typed Three Paragraph Essays due Fri., 10/10

Tuesday, 10/7

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Thoroughly review Three Paragraph King Arthur Essay Rubric; Begin working on Typed Draft Three Paragraph Essay and/or work on Typed Final One Paragraph King Arthur Essay

Homework:  Final Typed  One Paragraph King Arthur Essays due Mon., 10/13; Draft Typed Three Paragraph Essays due Fri., 10/10

SAMPLE INTRODUCTION (written in collaboration with all of Ms. Share’s LA students) FOR THE THREE PARAGRAPH KING ARTHUR ESSAY (this includes background information about the King Arthur Tales-think WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, and HOW). REMEMBER THAT THE THESIS STATEMENT IS THE LAST SENTENCE OF YOUR INTRODUCTION!  REMEMBER THAT YOUR INTRODUCTION SHOULD BE 4-6 SENTENCES LONG . :-)

INTRODUCTION:

The King Arthur tales took place between the 5th and 6th Centuries.  King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table were said to have lived in the Realm of Logres, which was located in Britain.  Some of the characters included in the King Arthur tales were King Arthur, Sir Gawain, who was King Arthur’s nephew, and the Green Knight.  YOUR THESIS STATEMENT IS THE LAST SENTENCE OF YOUR INTRODUCTION.

BODY

The Body must be 6-9 sentences long.

You should use the 3 quotes that you used in your One Paragraph Essay.

You must explain your quotes using 1 or 2 sentences of explanation. This will give you 6-9 sentence in the BODY of your Essay.  3 Quotes + 1-2 sentences of explanation = 6-9 sentences.

You MUST use transitions in this paragraph, such as:

For instance,

As is shown by,

Another example is,

Sir Gawain shows bravery (or whatever your descriptive word is)when he says,

The Green Knight shows that he is fearless (or whatever your descriptive word it) when he,

For example,

CONCLUSION

Your Conclusion should be 4-6 sentences long.

1 sentence should be restating your Thesis Statement using different words. The RESTATEMENT OF YOUR THESIS STATEMENT CAN BE PLACED ANYWHERE YOU WOULD LIKE IN YOUR CONCLUSION.

The other sentences should summarize your 3 quotes and your explanations of those quotes.

This should easily allow you to write 4-6 sentences.

REMEMBER:  YOU MUST NOT WRITE IN 1ST PERSON.  NO I, ME MINE, MY, WE TO BE USED IN THIS PAPER. This is an expository essay.

 

Weds., 10/8; Thurs., 10/9

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  This is a work day.  Students will be working on the Typed Final Drafts of their One Paragraph King Arthur Essays and their Typed Drafts of their Three Paragraph King Arthur Essays; Teacher edit One Paragraph Final Essays and assist and edit Draft Three Paragraph King Arthur Essays.

Homework:  Final Typed  One Paragraph King Arthur Essays due Mon., 10/13; Draft Typed Three Paragraph Essays due Fri., 10/10

Fri., 10/10

Due:  Draft Typed Three Paragraph Essays

In Class:  Check in, peer edit, teacher edit, and revise Typed Draft Three Paragraph King Arthur Essays

Homework:  Final Typed  One Paragraph King Arthur Essays due Mon., 10/13; Typed Final Draft Three Paragraph King Arthur Essays due Weds., 10/15; Thurs., 10/16

WEEK OF MONDAY, 10/13

Mon., 10/13

Due:  Final Typed One Paragraph King Arthur Essays

In Class:  Check in Final Typed One Paragraph King Arthur Essays; Continue peer editing, teacher editing, and revising Typed Draft Three Paragraph King Arthur Essays

Homework: Typed Final Draft Three Paragraph King Arthur Essays due Weds., 10/15; Thurs., 10/16

Tues., 10/14

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Go over Five Paragraph Essay Rubric for Five Paragraph King Arthur Essay; Continue working on peer and teacher editing and revising Typed Draft of Three Paragraph King Arthur Essays

Homework:  Typed Final Draft Three Paragraph King Arthur Essays due Weds., 10/15; Thurs., 10/16

Weds., 10/15; Thurs., 10/16

Due:  Typed Final Draft Three Paragraph King Arthur Essays

In Class:  Check in Typed Final Draft Three Paragraph King Arthur Essays; Return King Arthur Shields and set up student Portfolios; Begin working on Typed Drafts of Five Paragraph King Arthur Essays if there is time in class

Fri., 10/17

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  This is a work day.  Students will work on drafting their Typed Draft Five Paragraph King Arthur Essays; Teacher edit and assist drafting process

Homework:  Typed Draft Five Paragraph King Arthur Essays due Mon., 10/20

Mon., 10/20

Due:  Typed Draft Five Paragraph King Arthur Essays

Check in, peer and teacher edit, and revise Typed Draft Five Paragraph Essays

Homework:  Final Typed Five Paragraph King Arthur Essays due Weds., 10/22; Thurs., 10/23

Tues., 10/21

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  This is a work day; peer and teacher edit, and revise Typed Draft Five Paragraph Essays

Homework:  Final Typed Five Paragraph King Arthur Essays due Weds., 10/22; Thurs., 10/23

Weds., 10/22; Thurs., 10/23

Due:  Final Typed Five Paragraph King Arthur Essays

In Class:  Check in and collect Final Typed Five Paragraph King Arthur Essays; Ms. Share’s classes’ have LA Game Day!

Homework:  Nothing

 

 

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WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29

CONTINUE TO BRING YOUR KING ARTHUR BOOKS TO CLASS EACH DAY!

Monday, 9/29

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Explain CERS (which is used by the Common Core-Claim (Thesis), Evidence (Details and Examples), Reasoning (Explanation), Synthesis (Conclusion) and how it relates to essay writing in Language Arts; discuss Thesis/Claim and work on Thesis Statements/Claims on Thesis/Claim worksheets in class and have them checked over by me before moving forward.

Homework:  Nothing

Tuesday, 9/30

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Check in for credit the Maya Angelou “Why the Caged Bird Sings” Journal in your Composition Notebooks; check in the remainder of the Thesis Statement/Claim Worksheets; find 3 quotes (Details and Examples/Evidence)in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” story which back up your Thesis/Claim and cite them properly in your Composition Notebooks; when you are finished begin working on the Graphic Organizer which requires your Thesis Statement/Claim as well as the 3 Quotes (Details and Examples/Evidence)you have chosen from the story, cited properly.  NOTE that I am not requiring that you fill in the Conclusion at this point.

Homework:  Graphic Organizer (except for the Conclusion) due Weds., 10/1; Thurs., 10/2

Wednesday, 10/1; Thursday, 10/2

Due:  Graphic Organizer (except for the Conclusion)

In Class:  Review and check in Graphic Organizers; go over the Conclusion for the Graphic Organizer for the 1 Paragraph Essay; begin working on your Final Outline. Work on this in class;  Check these Final Outlines in with peers/me.  When you are finished, review the One Paragraph Essay Rubric again; begin word processing the Draft One Paragraph Essays in class using your Rubric for guidance on the requirements for the Essay; remember to place the Name, Date, Hour, Teacher as well as to fill in the PASS KEY  in the upper left hand side of the page before you begin the One Paragraph Essay;  Follow the “How to Format an Essay in Language Arts” handout you were given in the beginning of the year that we will go over in class; When you are finished typing up your One Paragraph Essay, we will discuss how you will teacher and peer edit your essays.

Homework:  Final Outlines MUST be completed at the beginning of class on Friday, 10/3

Friday, 10/3

Due:  Final Outlines if they have not been checked in by me.

In Class:  (NOTE:  If you would like to bring your computer to class to type your drafts of our essays, feel free to do so.  You must be able to print from your computer, since each draft and final essay must be printed and brought to class at the beginning of class on the date it is due.)  Check in Final Outlines (if they have not been checked in); work on word processed Draft One Paragraph Essays; work on teacher and peer editing word processed Drafts of One Paragraph Essays (You must have your Draft One Paragraph Essays peer edited by 2 peers); work on making changes on word processed Drafts of One Paragraph Essays; make sure that I take a quick look at your Draft One Paragraph Essays; Discuss how to move from the One Paragraph Essay to the Three Paragraph Essay-Review the 3 Paragraph Rubric.  If you are finished with the Draft One Paragraph Essay and have had it edited by 2 peers and by me, you may begin drafting your Word Processed 3 Paragraph Essay.

Homework:  Your re-worked word processed Draft One Paragraph Essays due Monday, 10/6.

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 9/22

Monday, 9/22

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  5th and 6th Hours:  complete “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight;” begin discussion on themes in “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight;” discuss and if there is time begin Journal Question on theme on “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.”

Homework:  Journal on “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” written in Composition Notebooks due for all classes Tues., 9/23

Tues., 9/23

Due:  Journal on “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” written in Composition Notebooks

In Class:  Check in,  discuss, and share Journals on “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” on theme written in Composition Notebooks

Homework:  Nothing

Weds., Thurs., 9/24, 9/25 (NOTE:  There will be no homework on Weds.-Fri. due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday.)

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  1st, 2nd, 3rd and 6th Hours will watch the A&E DVD King Arthur:  His Life and Legends and respond to a worksheet while watching the DVD which we will discuss after watching the video; 5th Hour will take the NWEA Reading test (5th Hour has already watched the video and answered the questions on the worksheet).

Homework:  Nothing

Fri., 9/26

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  We will be working on  poetry in class; we will read a poem or poems, and will analyze and write a response to a prompt about the poem(s) in our Composition Notebooks in class.

Homework:  If you have not finished the poetry prompt in class, it is due on Mon., 9/29

 

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 9/15

Monday, 9/15

Due:  King Arthur vocabulary; King Arthur books

In Class:  What did you learn from the King Arthur Shield assignment?; Check in and check over King Arthur vocabulary assignment; begin re-reading “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” together as a class

Homework:  Bring King Arthur books to class

Tuesday, 9/16

Due:  King Arthur books

In Class:  Read “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” and discuss; 5th Hour will have a Journal Question to respond to (Classes 1,2,3, and 6 are taking the NWEA Reading test this week and will respond to the Journal Question next week)

Homework:  Journal Question on “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” for Hour 5 due Weds., 9/17

Weds., 9/17; Thurs., 9/18

Due:  Journal Question on “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” for 5th Hour

In Class:  NWEA for Hours 1, 2, 3, and 6; check in and share Journal Question for 5th Hour; watch King Arthur video; begin working on questions on King Arthur video

Homework:  King Arthur video questions for Hour 5 due Monday, 9/22

Fri., 9/20

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Field Trip to Oakland County Courthouse from 8 am-12:30 pm; meet in Academic Labs to watch a movie related to our Field Trip

Homework:  King Arthur video questions for Hour 5 only due Monday 9/22

 

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PLEASE NOTE:  STUDENTS SHOULD BRING A BOOK TO CLASS TO READ IF THEY FINISH THEIR WORK   AND HAPPEN TO HAVE SOME EXTRA TIME IN CLASS

WEEK OF MONDAY. 9/8

Mon., 9/8

Due:  Binders, dividers, paper, writing utensils, composition notebook and planner (PLEASE BRING ALL OF THESE WITH YOU EVERY DAY!); Signed Course Description; pass out textbooks

In Class:  Collect and check in signed Course Descriptions; put together binders with handouts

Homework:  Bring King Arthur books to class every day beginning Tues., 9/9; bring colored pencils Weds., 9/11; Thurs., 9/12

Tues., 9/9

Due:  King Arthur books

In Class:  Introduction to King Arthur Unit Focus Questions; Introduction to King Arthur King Arthur Shield project; review symbols

Homework:  Bring colored pencils to class on Weds., 9/10; Thurs., 9/11; Remember to bring King Arthur books to class every day

Weds., 9/10 (1st, 3rd and 5th), Thurs., 9/11 (2nd, 5th)

Due:  Bring colored pencils; bring King Arthur books to class every day

In Class:  Begin and work on King Arthur shield assignment

Homework:  If you don’t finish Shield assignment in class, you must finish it at home for HOMEWORK.  It is due in class on Fri., 9/12

Fri., 9/12

Due:  King Arthur shields

In Class:  Share King Arthur shields with the class; pass out King Arthur vocabulary assignment and work on in class if there is time

Homework:  King Arthur vocabulary assignment due Mon., 9/15; bring King Arthur novel every day to class

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PLEASE NOTE 2 IMPORTANT THINGS:

1).  I keep this Homework Blog as up to date as possible, but there are times that the timing of our classes’ curriculum changes for various reasons.  Please know that your child’s PLANNER is the most up to date way of knowing what we are doing in class and homework due dates.  Please check PLANNERS for more up to date information.

2).  This brings me to the 2nd important thing.  It is important that your child have and use a PLANNER.  I begin each of my classes going over what  HOMEWORK is assigned that day, and I review what HOMEWORK has been assigned previously. There are PLANNERS that can be purchased from the BCS Office.  Or your child may use any PLANNER he or she chooses, including electronic PLANNERS.

I look forward to teaching each of your children in my LA classes this year!

WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

Monday, 9/1

NO SCHOOL-LABOR DAY

Tuesday, 9/2

Due:  Nothing

In Class:  Welcome!  About Me; About You-What did you read(or what did you do that was exciting) over the summer? What are y0u most excited for in 7/8 Language Arts this year?; physical layout of the classroom; some “ground rules”-more about that later; hand out and review Course Outline

Homework:  1).  Binder, dividers, paper, writing utensils, composition notebooks due Weds., 9/3, Thurs., 9/4; 2). Think about what your favorite books are…due Weds., 9/3;, Thurs., 9/4; 3). LA Summer Packet King Arthur assignment due Fri., 9/5; 4).  Signed Course Description due Mon., 9/5

Weds., 9/3, Thurs., 9/4

Due:  1).  Binder, dividers, paper, writing utensils, composition notebooks; 2). What are some of your favorite books?

In Class:  “Count on it” activity-classroom norms; review how to access my Homework Blog and my contact information; My Favorite Bookshelf activity in class  and share with the class (if not finished-complete for homework due Friday, 9/5

Homework:  LA Summer Packet King Arthur assignment due Fri., 9/5; Complete My Favorite Bookshelf activity if not completed in class, due Fri., 9/5;  Signed Course Description due Mon., 9/8; Continue to bring binders, dividers, paper, writing utensils, and composition notebooks.  We will be putting binders together on Monday, 9/8

Fri., 9/5

Due:  LA Summer Packet King Arthur assignment; My Favorite Bookshelf activity if not completed;

In class:  Finish sharing My Favorite Bookshelf activity and hang in hallway; check in and discuss LA Summer Packet King Arthur assignments

Homework:  Signed Course Description due Mon., 9/8;  Binders, dividers, paper, writing utensils, and composition notebooks due Mon., 9/8.  We will be putting binders together on Mon., 9/8.

 

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WEEK OF MONDAY, 6/9

Monday, 8/9

MOVE-UP DAY!

Cedar Point Town Hall Meeting

8th Grade Graduation Rehearsal

(Special Schedule)

Due: Novels and textbooks that have not been turned in yet (or book fines) due  to Mrs. Best in the office

In Class: Poetry and discuss

Homework:  Nothing

Tuesday, 6/10

All classes will be seen today (Special Schedule)

Due:  Novels and textbooks that have not been turned in yet (or book fines) due  to Mrs. Best in the office

In Class:  LA Game Day and class parties

Homework:  Nothing

Wednesday, 6/11

Wacky Recess today! (Special Schedule)

Locker Clean-Out

Due:  Novels and textbooks that have not been turned in yet (or book fines) due  to Mrs. Best in the office

In Class:  Poetry and discuss

Homework:  Nothing

Thursday, 6/12

Cedar Point!

Friday, 6/13

Last Day of School!

1/2 Day

7/8 Breakfast  and 8th Grade video in the Cafeteria: 9-10:30

Academic Lab:  10:35-11:20

HAVE A SAFE AND FUN SUMMER!!

 

 

 

 

 

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