March 11-16 Monday-The Outsiders, Chapter 2 Tuesday-The Outsiders, Chapter 3 Wednesday- The Outsiders, Chapter 4 Thursday- PHS 9th Grade Scheduling in Testing Lab Friday- RDW Due. Take weekly vocab/grammar quiz *Work on character chart & chapter questions while reading (all days)
February 1-8 02/04 Monday- Snow Day 02/05 Tuesday- Snow Day 02/06 Wednesday- Introduce persuasive essay assignment. Pass out weekly vocab & grammar. Read article 3 & discuss. 02/07 Thursday- Snow day early dismissal. Read articles 2 & 3 as homework. 02/08 Friday- Discuss what is valid research/reputable source. What is the difference between fact & opinion? Weekly DRW Due. Short video about the dangers of vaping.
February 11-15 02/11 Monday- Weekly grammar & vocabulary words. Research day. Find your own article on this topic. (Each student needs to find 1 article to prove their thesis. Students will also use the articles provided by the teachers. ) 02/12 Tuesday- Pre-writing, start rough draft of persuasive research paper. (This week's RDW is the essay). 02/13 Wednesday- SKI DAY! 02/14 Thursday- 02/15 Friday-Keep writing…Persuasive research essay on vaping due!
February 18-22 02/11 Monday- Weekly grammar & vocabulary words. Research day. Find your own article on this topic. (Each student needs to find 1 article to prove their thesis. Students will also use the articles provided by the teachers. ) 02/12 Tuesday- Pre-writing, start rough draft of persuasive research paper. (This week's RDW is the essay). 02/13 Wednesday- SKI DAY! 02/14 Thursday- PHS/9th grade scheduling begins. Today, you will learn about the options at P.H.S. 02/15 Friday-Keep writing…Persuasive research essay on vaping due!
January 21-February 1: Monday-Weekly vocabulary/grammar assignment & RDW. Vocab & Grammar day (Fragment, Run-on, Complete Sentences) (rough draft writing) Tuesday- Vocabulary, grammar & editing practice Wednesday- Annual 8th Grade NWEA Langauge Usage Testing. Meet in computer lab. Thursday- Annual 8th Grade NWEA Language Usage Testing. Meet in computer lab. 02/01 Friday- Introduce A Solution that Became a Problem unit. Read background article on vaping. RDW (The Perfect Snow Day). Students may work on this in class and turn it in on Monday if needed. *Please note: There were many snow days during this time. January 14th-18th: Monday- Read & analyze "Old Glory" by Bruce Coville. http://woodlawnschool.pbworks.com/f/Old+Glory+PDF.pdf Tuesday- Vocabulary & grammar/editing practice Wednesday- Career & Technical Education fieldtrip to PHS Thursday- Friday-Half Day. Semester wrap up & review. Weekly vocab/grammar quiz. RDW is due. January 7th-11th: This week's quizizz.com code: 098051 Monday- Snow Day! Tuesday- Read & analyze "Harrison Bergeron" (a parody) by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html Wednesday- Grammar practice. Review for Friday's quiz and work on the practice (RDW) in class. Anything not done in class today should be completed as homework. Thursday- Read & analyze "We Ate the Children Last" a dystopian short story by Yann Martel. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2004/jul/17/originalwriting.fiction4 Friday- Grammar & Vocabulary quiz. Weekly RDW is due. Read & analyze "The Pedestrian" by Ray Bradbury file:///C:/Users/Samuel%20Ingalls/Downloads/The%20Pedestrian-Bradbury.pdf
January 2nd-4th: Monday & Tuesday- No school. Happy New Year! Wednesday- Scope magazine Thursday- Scope magazine "How the Stars Handle Stress & How You Could Too" Friday- Annual 8th Grade Spelling Bee There will not be a quiz on Friday, January 4th, due to the short week.
December 17th-21st Monday- Introduce & Brainstorm ideas for "Artifact" essay (analzye characterization & symbolism) Tuesday- Create outline of essay & share this with a peer/edit Wednesday- Type rough draft Thursday- Type final draft & turn this in Friday- Meet in homeroom & head to Petoskey Cinema *No quiz this week due to our fieldtrip & holiday. Enjoy your break!
December 10th-14th Weekly Quizizz.com; Quiz code #19374 Monday- SSR, Weekly grammar/vocab sheets. Complete “Book Club” questions as a group. Read Chains Tuesday- SSR, Today's Focus: Characterization. Chains book club (in class) activity. Build an IPhone with the novel Wednesday- Conjunction Practice Read Chains & discuss. Thursday- SSR, Read Chains, "Pop" Quiz over reading Friday- Vocab & Grammar quiz RDW is due Complete the novel Chains. Remember, the weekly RDW's have approximately 250 words
December 3rd-7th Weekly Quizizz.com; Quiz code #176489 Monday- SSR, Weekly grammar/vocab sheets. Complete “Book Club” questions as a group. All students should have read to the end of Part I of Chains. If students have not done this, they will need to catch up before completing the reading ?'s. Tuesday- SSR, Today's Focus: Characterization. Chains book club (in class) activity. We will have a professor visiting from SVSU. Wednesday- Conjunction Practice Read Chains & discuss. Thursday- SSR, Read Chains, "Pop" Quiz over reading Friday- Vocab & Grammar quiz RDW "Letter to Ruth" is due! Remember, the weekly RDW's have approximately 250 words November 19th-23rd Monday (11/19)- SSR Read chapter 8 & complete question Collect reading questions for Chapters 8 Roman Numeral Practice Assignment (if time allows) "Pop"Quiz over Chains: Chapters 1-8 Tuesday (11/20)- Short Schedule RDW Due: Summarize & Analyze the Beginning of Chains Finish The Patriot & turn in this assignment before your leave today Wednesday-Friday (11/21-11/23) No School: Happy Thanksgiving! November 11/12-11/16 Monday: SSR Greek/Latin Roots & Grammar Re-quiz Creative Writing (Myth) RDW due Share myth/folktale written by students (creative writing assignment) Pass out/go over vocabulary words & write them on note card Tuesday-Parent Teacher Conferences SSR Discuss & turn in “A Child Slave in CA” Watch short, American Revolution/Alexander Hamilton video & discuss Read Chains: Chapter 1-2 Pass out chapter questions (No homework) Chains Chapter One Characters: *Isabel- Narrator/Main character* Ruth- Little sis Miss Mary Finch-Deceased owner of the girls Mama- Died from Smallpox Pastor Weeks- Heading up the funeral Old Ben-Slave & carriage driver Mr. Robert- Relative of Miss Mary Finch Wednesday- SSR Mini lesson on Conjunctions (Please review Parts of Speech as needed) Read Chains: Chapters 3 & 4 and work on questions in “book clubs”/collaborative groups (Students will write their notes/answers in their compositions notebooks.) Thursday-Parent Teacher Conferences (No SSR due to short schedule) Read Chains: Chapters 5 . Work on Reading Questions & Character Chart The Patriot--Complete worksheet & turn into your homeroom teacher at the end Friday- Weekly Greek/Latin Roots & Grammar Quiz Read Chains:Chapter 6 & 7 and complete review questions November 5th-9th Weekly Quizizz.com; Quiz code #744349 Then, go to Quiz #573049 Monday- Weekly grammar/vocab sheets. Complete “Watson's Go to Birmingham” Tuesday- Introduce RDW (creative writing: Write a Myth!) Read & complete analysis of “If People Could Fly” (page 91) Wednesday- Turn in “People Fly” Read “Ain’t I a Woman” by S. Truth Thursday- (Assembly/Shortened Classes) Turn in S. Truth homework Preposition practice (PowerPoint provided) Background pretest on American Revolution: Quiz #400581 Friday- Vocab & Grammar quiz, "A Child Slave in California" RDW (Myth) due on Monday this week only, due to teacher absence
Monday/Tuesday (11/12 & 13)- Read & discuss “A Child Slave in CA” and complete questions. Discuss modern day slavery and how the novel connects to 2018. Wednesday (11/14)-Character chart for Chains. Read Chapter 1. October 29th-November 2nd Monday:Weekly Greek vocab & grammar packet (Prepositions) Turn in essays! Two papers must be printed & ready to turn in when students arrive. (Final draft essays have the student’s name & hour. These are double spaced and have a word count on them.) Write a letter of appreciation to your hero and mail this with the essay. Tuesday: Short Lesson on Prepositions Pass out assignment & introduce “The Watson’s Go to Birmingham” Wednesday: The Watson’s Go to Birmingham Thursday: No School! Professional Development Day Friday: Last Day of the 1st Marking Period! Weekly vocab & grammar quiz A few Frequently Asked Questions: -Do I have to get an address for my hero or their next of kin? Yes -Am I required to type or hand wright the letter? Yes, either is fine -May I deliver my own letter or will the teacher mail this? The teacher will mail this.
October 22-26 , 2018 Weekly Quizizz.com; quiz code #859063 and #551513 Be sure to practice Tuesday-Thursday! Monday: -Weekly vocab & grammar packet -Hero Video The Austin Hatch Story -Classroom instruction on Intro, Body, Conclusion -Complete planning page (homework) Tuesday: -Planning page Due -Type Rough Draft Wednesday: -Complete Rough Draft & Peer Edit -Have an adult read your paper, discuss & initial it (homework) Thursday: -Corrected/Initialed Rough Draft Due -Type Final Draft (homework if not done in class) Friday: -Submit final product. 2 Papers must be printed & ready to turn in when student arrive. (1 for the teacher, 1 for the contest) -Weekly vocab & grammar quiz Monday (10/29): -Write letter to the hero (homework if not done in class) -Weekly vocab & grammar packet Frequently Asked Questions: -Does the writer need to know the hero personally? Yes -Should the hero be an adult? Yes -May the hero be deceased? Yes
October 15-19 , 2018 Weekly Quizizz.com; quiz code #253145. Be sure to practice Tuesday-Thursday! Monday- Greek Vocab & Grammar: Week 6 Complete Book Review in the computer lab & turn this in when you get to class on Tuesday. Tuesday- Turn in Book Review Medicine Bag group assignment. Short writing assignment in composition notebook Discuss the Rough Draft Writing over Abuela Invents the Zero, due on Friday Wednesday- Adverb PowerPoint & practice Class time to work on weekly RDW (Abuela Invents the Zero) Introduce America & Me essay contest. Homework - Decide who would be your 3 most important heroes. Thursday- Write America & Me (Hero essay) outline. Begin rough draft & complete this by the beginning of class on Monday. Friday- Greek/Latin Roots & Adjectives Quiz (Vocabulary & Adverbs) 8th Grade America & Me Essay Contest info found here: https://www.farmbureauinsurance-mi.com/AmericaAndMe/
October 8-11 , 2018 Weekly Quizizz.com; quiz code #304009. Be sure to practice Tuesday-Thursday! Monday- Continue to review & study adjectives Read & discuss Louie, His Cousin & His Other Cousin, Edna's Ruthie Begin "Allusion" assignment Tuesday- The Earl of Tennessee Complete Allusion Assignment Learn/write the CIQE paragraph (in class/teacher lead assignment) Wednesday- Read Abuela Invents the Zero, pages 72-79 Thursday- Turn in paragraph assignment. Read Medicine Bag. Complete book review assignment (due on Friday) Friday- Greek/Latin Roots (Review previous weeks) & Adjectives Quiz (Part II/Articles) Type Grade 8 Book Review & share your positive book recommendation with the class. Coming Soon:8th Grade America & Me Essay Contest. https://www.farmbureauinsurance-mi.com/AmericaAndMe/ Example of a Middle School Book Review Found Below: The Hate U Give(title) Laurel Young by Angie Thomas (author)3rd Hour Young Adult Fiction (genre) 4 Stars (out of 5)
"What's the point of having a voice if you're gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn't be?"
At its heart, The Hate U Give captures the perspective of a scared young girl. Star, an African American teen with a loving family, has complicated friendships and a white boyfriend at her school across town. The author portrays complex relationships between all of the characters in the book while scattering little, humorous gems throughout the dialogue. The story causes the reader to consider the divide between Starr and her white classmates without becoming cliché or one-dimensional.
The Hate You Give manages to both break your heart and warm it in the space of just a few pages. If you want to have your heart ripped out - read this book. If you want to read a great book about a girl dealing with family and relationships - read this book. If you want to cry, laugh, and then cry some more - read this book. If you're ready to change the world - read this book.
October 1-5 , 2018 Monday: Weekly Quizizz.com; quiz code #876020. Be sure to practice Tuesday-Thursday! SSR- Sustained Silent Reading Vocab & Grammar- Greek/Latin roots & Adjectives Weekly writing topic "Facing a Physical Challenge" 8th Grade common assessment-The Writing Pretest RDW Prompt: Due on Friday! Write a 3rd person essay about a time when you tried to push your body beyond its limits to accomplish a goal. Include strong vocabulary to describe the setting, specific details about the conflict you faced & explain the resolution. Be sure to use & highlight 4 descriptive adjectives. Tuesday Sustained Silent Reading My Name & Bums in the Attic Complete Questions 1-6 on page #12 Work on Adjective practice Wednesday: SSR Collect/Class discussion of My Name & Bums assignment Mini lesson on 1st/3rd person writing. Remember, Friday's essay needs to be written in 3rd person! Thursday: Sustained Silent Reading Read "Are Phones Making Us Zombies?" & "Should Your Parents Control Your Phone?" Scope magazine pages 20-25. Complete reading & worksheet at home if needed. https://scope.scholastic.com/issues/2018-19/100118.html Sign in "As a Student" using JuniorBlueCrew as the PMS password. Click on the October issue & then scroll down to click on "View Full Issue." Friday: RDW Due! Scope magazine worksheets due! Vocabulary & Grammar (Adjective) quiz
September 24-28, 2018 Monday: Weekly Quizizz.com; quiz code #856876. Be sure to practice Tuesday-Thursday! SSR- Sustained Silent Reading Vocab & Grammar- Action, Helping & Being Verbs Weekly writing topic "What makes a great classroom experience?" Through the Tunnel Power Point Next RDW Prompt: Think about the best experiences you’ve had as a student. Then, write about the traits of a class that you believe to be most important. Explain why you chose each of these traits and give specific examples of how they have made a difference for you. Student Examples-Safe, Humor, Wisdom, On Topic, Fun, Group Activities, Meaningful class/homework, Meet New People, Be Happy, Cooperation, 100% Effort, Respect, Expert in the Field, Passion, Speak Up, Comfortable, Creative, Patience, Master Teacher, Good Behavior, Disciplined, Rewards, Kind, Understanding Tuesday & Wednesday: Quiz over helping verbs (Chad B. Swim) Verbs & RDW-Rough Draft Writing Read Through the Tunnel Thursday: Complete Through the Tunnel Friday: Author Visit! 4th Hour RDW Due! Vocabulary & Grammar (Verb) quiz Turn in Through the Tunnel assignment
September 17-21, 2018 Monday: Quizizz.com; quiz #600655 Be sure to practice Tuesday-Thursday! Speeches (Be sure to have your note card!) RDW-Rough Draft Writing After speeches, we will spend the rest of the hour on the RDW Tuesday & Wednesday: RDW Due! Vocabulary & Grammar (Verb) quiz Turn in Through the Tunnel assignment Thursday: Grammar practice (Verbs) Friday: RDW Due Vocabulary & Grammar (Verb) quiz September 10-14, 2018 Monday: Class policies & procedures Quizizz.com; quiz #600655 Discuss Survival at Sea RDW-explanation & prompt Weekly Vocabulary & Grammar Sheet Tuesday:Each student will receive a letter from Mrs. Ingalls & then they will write a letter of their own. Prompt: The first RDW is an introduction letter telling me about yourself. This can be just about anything you want. Do you enjoy reading (be honest)? What is your favorite book or genre? What do you like to do outside of school? What are your goals? What is your family like? Do you have a role model or someone you look up to? Your letter should be a full page. Highlight three nouns used in your letter. Wednesday & Thursday: NWEA. Meet in the 7th grade computer lab! Be sure to practice your knowledge of Greek roots & nouns by using this game code: 958839 Friday: Outline & practice "My Name" speech *Please remember to bring a novel to read at the beginning of class each day!
Welcome to 8th Grade! September 4-7, 2018 Tuesday: Introductions- Half day of school! Wednesday: Class policies & procedures Student survey is due! Thursday: Introduce "My Name" speech Friday: Survival at Sea! *Please remember to bring a novel to read at the beginning of class each day!
June 4-8 Monday: Scope Magazine: Anne Frank NWEA Reward Day! Tuesday & Wednesday: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas Thursday: Rafting Day! Friday: 8th Grade Assembly! Last Day of School: Half Day May 29-June 1 Monday: Memorial Day! No School Tuesday & Wednesday: Type/create the autobiography Thursday: Autobiography is Due! Friday: Peer Edit & Present Autobiographies May 21-25 Monday & Tuesday: NWEA Testing! Wednesday & Thursday: Introduce & begin the autobiography Friday: Half Day! Watch The Outsiders in homeroom May 14-18 Monday: Outsiders, Chapter 9 Work on reading questions & discuss Tuesday: Outsiders, Chapters 10 & 11 Work on reading questions & discuss Wednesday: MALALA NIGHT! Please come for our lit/film community discussion! Outsiders, finish the novel All chapter questions are due today Review for tomorrow’s test https://create.kahoot.it/l/#user/83ad063a-e83d-4445-bf23-ac4b29dfc7fa/kahoots/created Thursday: Outsiders, Final Assessment Friday: Poetry & Lit Term Review *Monday and Tuesday (May 21 & 22) NWEA Reading Test (Half of the pod is testing. Half of the pod is at Camp Daggett) *Please note: All Chicago trip students must turn in their autobiographies before they leave. Please turn these in on Friday, May 25th, during The Outsiders move (or before). Thank you! April 30-May 4 Monday: Op Ed Final Essays Due! Celebration Day! Op Ed essays are due when you enter class! Be sure to have: Sources, outline, edited/initialed rough draft & final draft. Students will read their essays to the class and pick the best examples. These essays will be displayed at the enrichment night. Tuesday: Introduction to The Outsiders Wednesday: The Outsiders: Chapters One Character study & reading questions Thursday: The Outsiders: Chapter Two Chapter 1 & 2 questions due at end of hour PMS School survey https://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/70164/5028 Friday: The Outsiders: Chapters 3 & 4 Reading reflection questions & vocabulary April 23-27 Monday: Guided writing instruction, then complete outline Tuesday: Complete rough draft & self-edit the essay. Homework: Have your parents read over your essay and initial it. Wednesday: Be sure to enter class with your best work. All essays should will be done before class starts You will need: your research, outline and best draft Peer Editing Day! We will be editing each other’s essays. Thursday: Write German exchange letters. These are due at the end of the hour. Homework! Make any necessary corrections to your Op Ed essays at home tonight. Friday: Complete final draft in class today & organize the drafts. April 16-20: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: Annual MStep Reading, Writing & Listening test April 9-13: Monday-Self and group evaluations of independent book unit Tuesday- Op Ed notes Part I Wednesday- Op Ed notes Part II Thursday- Submit thesis statement & complete research report Research report due on Friday when students enter class. Friday- Basics of MStep. Complete Michigan Department of Education online review. April 3-6: Complete Independent Reading Unit Turn in Close Reading & Book Assignment #4 March 24-April 2: Spring Break March 19-23 Monday: Independent Reading & Writing Unit: Differentiated Learning Time Work on Lit Group Assignment #3, due on Tuesday Complete responsive paragraph quiz Homework: Be ready to present Assignment #3 when you come to class on Tuesday. If needed, students may also use homework time to compete the paragraph we work on in class today. Tuesday: Independent Reading & Writing Unit: Collaborative Learning Time Book groups will meet today! Each group will engage in their book club discussions using their previously prepared notes. Each student will share their findings (Assignment #3) and complete a collaborative group project about their chosen novel. Homework: Check you personalized calendars to make sure you are caught up and meeting the goals you set for yourself. Be sure to share these with your parents so they are also aware of our learning goals and assignments. Wednesday: Independent Reading & Writing Unit: Differentiated Learning Time Read independently for Lit Group Assignment #4 & complete reading reflection sheet Homework: None Thursday: Shortened Schedule due to PMS End of Winter Olympics! Independent Reading & Writing Unit: Personalized Reading Time Last day of the 3rd marking period! The students will wrap up their books and complete a short, self evaluation. Homework: Independent reading according to each student's personalized calendar. This is found in their homework binder. *Friday, March 23-Monday, April 2nd: Spring Break! March 12-16 Monday: Shortened Schedule to participate in OK2Say presentation Read for independent reading unit Work on Lit Group Assignment #2, due on Thursday Homework: None Tuesday: Textual Evidence Mini Lesson Read for independent reading unit Work on Lit Group #2 Assignment, due on Thursday Homework: None Wednesday: Shortened Schedule due to PMS Career Day Read for independent reading unit. Students should evaluate their own progress/learning Homework: Lit Group #2 is due when you come to class on Thursday! Thursday: Lit Group #2 is due. Each group will engage in their book club discussions using their previously prepared notes. Friday: Shortened schedule due to half day for all students Read for independent reading unit. Be sure to check you personal calendars to make sure you are caught up and meeting the goals you set for yourself. March 5-10 Monday: Shortened schedule due to DC/NY trip Group Meeting & Reading for Independent Reading Unit Homework: None Tuesday-Shortened schedule due to NCMC trip Begin Flowers for Algernon Wednesday & Thursday- Read & view Flowers for Algernon Homework: None Friday: Create brochure of Flowers For Algernon story line & vocabulary DC/NY Students Please Note: Your journal assignment will be due up on your return, as discussed in class. February 12-16 Monday: Text Comparison: The Pedestrian & Old Glory discussion and assessment (M-Step Practice) Homework: None Tuesday: Harrison Bergeron: Plot Development assessment (MStep Practice) Homework: None Wednesday: Homework: None Thursday & Friday: https://goo.gl/forms/FoWJEdMvKKqSDmef1 Introduction to new, nonfiction, independent reading Unit! February 5-9 Monday: Chains final test & artifact Homework: None Tuesday: Chains written assessment Homework: None Wednesday: https://scope.scholastic.com/issues/12_01_17/student-view Scope Student Password: JuniorBlueCrew Thursday: Homework: https://scope.scholastic.com/issues/12_01_17/student-view Student Password: JuniorBlueCrew Friday: We will be taking the personality test to learn more about our learning styles and how to use this information with the Full Value Contract. https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test
January 29-January 2 Monday: Introduce Chains literary analysis essay packet Homework: Determine your character & 3 symbols to represent him/her Tuesday: Scope-Alcatraz & Scope-Meme https://scope.scholastic.com/issues/12_01_17/student-view Scope Student Password: JuniorBlueCrew Wednesday: NWEA results distributed, Chains outline checked, Alcatraz debate & homework turned in. Homework:Scope-Meme questions https://scope.scholastic.com/issues/12_01_17/student-view Scope Student Password: JuniorBlueCrew Thursday: Meme homework due Read Scope-The Girl Who Changed America Homework:The Girl Who Changed America literary questions https://scope.scholastic.com/issues/12_01_17/student-view Student Password: JuniorBlueCrew Friday: Chains Literary Analysis: essay writing day January 22-26 Welcome to 2nd Semester! Monday: Chains, Chapters 41-43, pages 263-288 Homework: Any reading & ?’s through Chapter 43 Tuesday: Snow Day! Wednesday: Chains, Chapters 44-45, pages 289-300 Finish the Book! Homework: Any reading & ?’s through the end of the novel & Complete Character Chart Thursday: Review for Chains Test Vocabulary Part II & Chapters 36-45 Packet Due Discuss Artifact Essay & Class Brainstorm Friday: Take Chains final test over the novel! Continue essay January 15-19 Monday: Complete We Bought a Zoo & have group discussion/analysis Make up grammar quiz for anyone who was absent Homework: None Tuesday Return to Chains! PowerPoint Book Chat (Mrs. Ingalls) Read Chapters 30-34, pages 185-214 Homework: Any reading that isn't done through Chapter 24 Wednesday: Chains: Chapters 35 & 36, pages 214-232 Turn in Chapters 30-35 questions Homework: Any reading that isn't done through Chapter 36 Thursday: Chains: Chapters 37-39, pages 232-255 Homework: Any reading that isn't done through Chapter 36 Friday: Chains, Chapter 40, pages 255-262 Homework: Any reading that isn't done through Chapter 40 January 8-12 Monday: Grammar Review Day! Tuesday & Wednesday: NWEA Testing Thursday: We Bought a Zoo video & analysis Friday: Parts of Speech quiz No Homework
January 2-4 Monday: No School! Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: No Red Ink Grammar Review & Practice Friday: No School! December 18-22 Monday: * Literary Element: Irony mini-lesson *Read Chains, Chapters 25-27 Tuesday: *Commonly Confused Words: mini lesson *Read Chains, Chapters 28-30 Wednesday: *Grammar Day-Editing practice *Review Parts of Speech *Spelling Bee practice sheets handed out for Jan 5th bee. Thursday & Friday: No Class January 2018 January 3 & 4, 2018: Grammar Review January 5: Annual Classroom Spelling Bee- All Students! January 8: Grammar Review January 9th & 10th: NWEA Language Usage Test 7th grade lab January 11th & 12th: Return to Chains unit December 11-15 Monday- Chapter 16-24 packets due. Share written stories (inside the packets). Discuss the 1st half of the novel and assign vocabulary homework. The vocabulary assignment is due on Thursday, 12/14. Tuesday- Introduce & write rough draft of Letter to Ruth. Wednesday- Type and proof Letter to Ruth. Turn Ruth assignment in before you leave class. Thursday- Review of Chains: Part I. Vocabulary homework is due! Friday- Quiz over Chains: Part I. December 4-8 Monday- Tech Day! Complete the "Non Fiction Elements of Chains" webquest. http://madwomanintheforest.com/book/chains/ Hamilton Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wboCdgzLHg www.revolutionary-war.net/slavery-and-the-revolutionary-war.html http://www.gutenberg.org/files/147/147-h/147-h.htm Tuesday- Web Quest/Hamilton video Showcase Field Trip! Make predictions based on prior reading. Explain & defend your position! Read Chains Chapter 16 Use your metacognitive bookmark! Wednesday- *Review Chapter 16 * Complete class discussion of Chapter Review notes *Take quiz over Chapters 8-16 Thursday & Friday- Chains, Chapters 16-24 (pages 97-153) Read silently, work with a partner or listen to audio & complete homework packet. The teacher will check each student's work as they enter class on Friday & Monday.
November 27-December 1 Monday- Read Chains, chapters 6-7. Complete reading questions with table partner. Review for quiz as a class. Tuesday- Chains Chapters 1-7 Quiz. Read chapters 8-9. Wednesday- Read Chains, chapter 10. Complete reading project on 9x11 white paper. Thursday- Read Chains, Chapters 11-12-13 Friday- Read Chains, chapter 14 & 15
November 13-17th Monday- "The People Could Fly" homework is due. Learning Self Evaluation Tuesday- "The People Could Fly" quiz Book Fair Wednesday- "Ain't I a Woman" by S. Truth Thursday- Study of Roman Numerals & Begin Chains Friday-Read Chains and complete homework questions