This page if for my 7th grade class. 6th grade is on the home page.
September 17 – 21
We are working on reading the Titanic in our lit book and working on the vocabulary for the story. They are continuing to learn the Story Plot Diagram for a fiction book. Students are better about bringing their SSR books to class for the daily discussion. I will have a sub on Friday. They will be working on a vocabulary packet that will be due next week.
Wow. A week went by already. On Monday we previewed the next story we are reading in the 7th grade lit book called: Titanic. On Tuesday a sub reviewed the grammar packet with everyone and Wednesday – Friday we had MAP testing. The only homework to speak of is that they are supposed to read 10 – 20 pages in their book a day. If you have questions, please let me know.
Language Arts: We are working on two pieces of literature: Eleanore Roosevelt, an excerpt from her autobiography and Names/Nombres in the 7th grade McDougal Litel text. The prompt is: How do names influence us? We wrote the first two paragraphs together in class and then each student was supposed to write a paragraph about how they felt when I told them the etymology of their name. Friday will be library.
Homework: rough draft of paragraphs due on Thursday for peer editing
Homework for Friday: Final draft stapled to the front of their rough draft paper. Due at the beginning of class on Friday.
August 27 – 31
Language Arts: We are working on the story plot diagram and elements of fiction. Students are to bring a fiction book of their choice to class to read every day for 5 minutes. They then share elements of their story with a partner. This week we are talking about exposition (setting, characters and possibly conflict). We will be dissecting a story called: Seventh Grade by Gary Soto in class. On Friday, we reviewed grammar.
Homework: yellow packet pages 31 and 32 will be due on Wednesday. (It was handed out on Monday)
No homework over the three day weekend!
Language Arts: today we went to the Library for an activity. Students reported the title of the book that they are to bring to class on Monday. They will be required to bring a fiction book to class every day. Homework: No Homework…have a great weekend. (Please check Q to make sure I entered the grades correctly. If you catch a mistake or have a question, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org)
August 20th – 23rd
7th grade Language Arts: Homework – The brown bag activity and a Fiction chapter book of their choice are due by Friday August 24th.
We are setting up our social contract for how we will be treating each other. We also started a pre-test (p.166 – 171; McDougal Littel) on a selection called “Papa’s Parrot.” We will be reviewing this together in class. Friday will be a library day.
Welcome to school year 2018 – 2019
Can you believe it? School is starting?
Welcome to my web page. I will be adding downloadable paperwork and homework information throughout the year. If you family goes on vacation, please stop and check with this page to see what we have been working on before you talk to me. I am always willing to answer questions, but not so happy to repeat all the homework you have missed.
I am looking forward to working with you!
The first quarter book for reading homework is a fiction book of your choice. Our first library day will be Friday, August 24th. If you do not have a book of your own, you will be expected to get one on this day.
One book must be read by October 1st to be ready to do the book report on for this quarter.