Homework and Agenda

Friday, June 10, 2016
Agenda:
1. Finish Book report presentations
2. Collect open response/ IPIWT books
3. Sir Nicholas Winton video (Holocaust Helper)

Homework:
1. Bring back literature and writer’s choice textbook.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Agenda:
1. Oral Book Reports

Homework:
1. Open response due tomorrow !!!!!
2. IPIWT Book collection tomorrow !!!

 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Agenda:
1. IPIWT TEST (Multiple Choice)
2. Open Response(Due no later than Friday)

Homework:
1. Book report presentations tomorrow!!!
2. Open Response due by Friday!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Agenda:
1. IPIWT Open Response

Homework:
1. IPIWT Test tomorrow! Multiple Choice section is CLOSED book and notes.
2. Continue working on open response section of the test. I cannot accept this any later than FRIDAY!
3. Book report due Thursday!

Monday, June 6, 2016
Agenda:
1. Ch.9 questions/review
2. Read Epilogue
3. Study guide/open response notices
4. Begin working on open response question

Homework:
1. Study for IPIWT Test Wednesday
2. Book Report presentations are Thursday!

Friday, June 3, 2016
Agenda:
1. Book reports
2. Ch.8 review

Homework:
1. Read and take notes on Ch. 9 IPIWT
2. Work on book report DUE THURSDAY!

Thursday, June 2, 2016
Agenda:
1. Book reports
2. Ch.6-7 review questions IPIWT

Homework:
1. Ch.8 IPIWT w/notes
2. Book report presentations 1 week from today!

IPIWT Test next week!

Wednesday. June 1, 2016
Agenda:
1. Ch.6 review

Homework:
1. Ch.7 IPIWT reading and questions
2. Work on book report due next Thursday!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Agenda:
1. Ch.5 Recap IPIWT
2. Begin reading Ch.6

Homework:
1. Finish Ch. 6 w/notes
2. Work on book report

Friday, May 27, 2016
Agenda:
IPIWT List 2 Vocab Quiz

Homework:
1. Work on book report
2. have a fun and safe weekend :)

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Agenda:
1. Vocab review (Quizlet Live)
2. Ch.4 IPIWT Review

Homework:
1. Adjective/Adverb Study Guide
2. Learn vocab

Grammar test Thursday
Vocab quiz Friday

Monday, May 23, 2016
Agenda:
1. Adj./Adv. review
2. Propaganda
3. Ch. 4

Homework:
1. Ch.4 with notes
2. Review and organize grammar notes for adjs. and advs.
3. Learn vocab

Friday, May 20, 2016
Agenda:
1. Vocab: List II Review
2. Chap. 3 recap
3. Classifying the stages of genocide
4. Education of a Nazi (if time)

Homework:
1. Writer’s Choice pg. 472 Ex.1-2 ODDS
2. Work on book report

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Agenda:
1. Vocab Quiz
2. New vocab chart

Homework:
1. Finish IPIWT List II Vocab chart (Due Tomorrow!!)
2. Work on book report

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Agenda:
F5 Vocab or book report
1. Adjectives and Adverbs
2. Ch.2 review
3. Ch. 3 reading

Homework:
1.  Ch. 3 to bottom of pg. 24 with notes
2. Learn vocab for quiz Thur.
3. Work on book report

Monday, May 16, 2016
Agenda:
1. Book report book or vocab
2. Adverbs vs. Adjectives
3. Ch.1 review
4. Ch.2

Homework:
1. Finish reading Ch.2 IPIWT and takes notes according to guidelines below.
2. Learn vocab

Friday, May 13, 2016
Happy Friday 7B!
Agenda:
(Brunch and Picture Day today!)
1. Review Foreward and Preface questions
2. Begin reading Ch.1

Homework:
1. Finish reading Ch.1 and take notes. All guidelines MUST be followed for any credit and can be found below.
2. Continue reading book report book. Guidelines will be handed out next week.

I Promised I Would Tell Annotations Guidelines

For I Promised I Would Tell you will be annotating (taking notes on) the chapters. You will be identifying and thinking about important events and ideas that happen. You must follow the guidelines in order to receive credit.

You must have the chapter number and title at the top of the page.
You must have a minimum of TEN bullet point notes in chronological order.
This should be information about people, events, places and ideas.
Notes need to be neatly handwritten.
At the end of your notes, you must have one personal reaction/opinion about something that happened in the chapter AND one question you have about something that happened.
This last part is IN ADDITION TO your minimum of ten bullet points.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Agenda:
1. Adverbs
2. Holocaust Research
3. Read Foreward and Preface

Homework:
1. Finish reading Foreward and Preface and answer questions
2. Read book report book
3. Learn vocab

Monday, May 9, 2016
Agenda:
1. Adverbs
2. Holocaust Research (in groups)

Homework:
1. Essay revisions due tomorrow on classroom
2. Vocab chart 1 for IPIWT due Wed.

Friday, May, 6, 2016
Happy Friday!
Agenda:
1. “Monsters” quiz
2. Begin essay/edits/revisions

Homework:
1. Essay edits/revisions due Tuesday
2. Grammar worksheet due Monday

Thursday, May 5, 2016
Agenda:
1. Types of conflict in “Monsters”
2. Episode of “Monsters” from The Twilight Zone
*If you liked the episode, the entire series is available on Netflix :)

Homework:
1. “Monsters” quiz tomorrow
***It is on the ten vocab words AND comprehension questions about the play.
2. Find a new book report book by 5/11.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Agenda:
1. “Monsters” Act II

Homework:
1. Book report book (any genre, but no movies!) due no later than 5/11
2. Learn “Monsters” vocab
*”Monsters” quiz on Friday!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Agenda:
1. “Monsters are Due on Maple Street” (Complete Act I)

Homework:
1. Book report due tomorrow.
2. Find a synonym for each vocab word

Monday, May 2, 2016
Happy May!
Agenda:
1. Adverb notes
2. Vocab Chart
3. Being role-play reading of “Monsters are Due on Maple Street”

Homework:
1. Work on book report due Wednesday.
*Remember a cover page.
**Turnitin.com is now live. The assignment will be open until Thursday.
HARD COPY MUST BE TURNED IN CLASS ON WEDNESDAY.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Agenda:
1. Song Analysis final draft due at the end of class.
2. Work on book report (if time)

Homework:
1. Work on book report. It is due Wednesday!

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Agenda:
1. Song Analysis
-Create draft for two body paragraphs
-Begin writing final draft

Homework:
1. Song analysis due tomorrow by the end of class.
*You will have the class period to work on it tomorrow, BUT make sure you can complete it on time.
2. Work on your book report due Wednesday.

***If you finish the song analysis project by the end of the block, make sure you have your book report supplies with you!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Agenda:
1. Go over poetry final project (Song analysis essay)

Homework:

1. Lyrical Breakdown Worksheet
***Only choose 3 devices

Alternate song choices if you are struggling:
“Skyscraper” Demi Lovato
“Firework” Katy Perry
“Halo” Beyonce

2. Work on book report. DUE ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Agenda:
1. Radio Poetry

Homework:
1. Find song lyrics with at least three different poetic devices that you can explain.
*Independent song assignment will be handed out tomorrow
2. Work on book reports

Monday, April 25, 2016
Agenda:
F5- Read/work on book report
1. Adjective Kahoot! review
2. PARCC Practice Test
3. Radio Poetry

Homework:
1. Find song lyrics for your independent song analysis for Wednesday
***Make sure they are appropriate and that you can find a theme and poetic devices in the lyrics
2. Work on book report due Wednesday, May 4th!

****ELA PARCC begins tomorrow! Please arrive on time and have a book/headphones for homeroom :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Agenda:
1. Read
2. Adjectives (correct homework)
3. Practice essay

Homework:
1. Grammar worksheet ALL
2. Read book report book
3. HEADPHONES FOR TOMORROW !!!!

Monday, April 11, 2016
Agenda:
1. Vocab quiz
2. Adjective notes
3. “Annabel Lee”

Homework:
1. Grammar worksheet *odds
2. Read book report book
3. BRING HEADPHONES FOR PARCC !!!

Friday, April 8, 2016

STUDY! Vocab Quiz Monday!

Read your book report book!

Thursday, April 7, 2016
Agenda:
1. Vocab crossword
2. Book Report Guidelines
3. Adjectives
4. “Annabell Lee”

Homework:
1. Grammar worksheet (BOTH EXERCISES/ODDS)
2. Book report books due tomorrow
3. Learn poetry vocab for Monday!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Agenda:
1. Adjectives notes
2. “The Highwayman” plot diagram

Homework:
1. Grammar worksheet (Exercise 1)
2. Find or read your book report book

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Agenda:
1. “The Highwayman”

Homework:
1. Finish plot diagram for “The Highwayman”
2. Find book report book

Monday, April 4, 2016
Agenda:
1. Finish vocab chart. (Quiz 4/11)
2. “The Highwayman”

Homework:
1. Finish reading “The Highwayman” AND answer questions on the right as you go.
TRY YOUR BEST! Do not leave any blank.

Friday, April 1, 2016
Agenda:
1. Pronoun Quiz
2 Poetic Device Vocab Chart

Homework:
1. Find a Science Fiction or Fantasy book for the next book report.
Try to have one by Wednesday!

Have a great weekend!!!!

Thursday, March 31, 2016
Agenda:
1. Pronoun Study Guide corrections
2. Review game with practice problems

Homework:
1. STUDY! Pronoun quiz tomorrow!!!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Homework:
1. Study Guide due tomorrow!!!
*Last page in pronoun pac. *Two sides

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Agenda:
1. Pronoun pac.
2. Begin Poetic Device Vocab Chart

Homework:
1. Complete lessons 6,8,and 10 in the pronoun pac.
***Study guide will be assigned tomorrow night. You may begin it tonight if you would like a head start.

Monday, March 28, 2016
Agenda:
1. Pronoun Pac. (Proofreading paragraphs)
2. Essay writing

Homework:
1. Final draft of the essay due tomorrow. HARDCOPY ONLY w/ESSAY PACKET.

The Witch of Blackbird PondFINAL EXAM

“People are afraid of things they don’t understand” (p. 76).  This theme is developed throughout the novel, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, as judgments are made about people without cause.  Choose at least two examples that illustrate this point, and develop them completely in an organized essay.  Be sure to include specific evidence from the novel for support.

GUIDELINES:

  1. Your essay should include a minimum of four paragraphs – an introduction, two supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion.
  2. Each supporting paragraph should be based on a specific example from the novel.
  3. Introductory and closing paragraphs should have a minimum of five sentences; supporting paragraphs should have a minimum of seven.
  4. Remember to keep all verbs in the same tense – present or past tense NOT BOTH.
  5. Do not refer to yourself in your essay (no “I”, “I think”, “I believe”, etc.).  Also refrain from using the pronoun “you”.
  6. Do not use phrases such as, “A first supporting detail is…”; “Here are examples…”; or “That was an example of…”.
  7. Be sure each paragraph has a strong and clear topic sentence and a closing sentence that refers back to your thesis statement / claim.
  8. PROOFREAD carefully and thoroughly.
  9. MLA heading. Name, block, assignment and due date (day/month/year) in the top lefthand corner.
  10. If you type your essay, it MUST be double-spaced (no extra spaces between paragraphs).  Use a standard font and black ink.  If handwritten, use blue or black ink, and do not skip any lines.  Do not write/print on the back side of the paper.
  11. All drafting must be submitted with the essay.

*If you do not follow directions, your essay will not be considered on time!  The essay is due on  Tuesday, March, 29th.  A paper copy of your essay should be in hand on the due date – no emailing/printing in school.  Grades will be lowered a full letter grade for each day the report is late.

Thursday, March 25, 2016
Agenda:
1. Peer edit essay

Homework:
1. Work on essay due Tuesday

Wednesday, March 24, 2016
Agenda:
1. The Great Pencil Challenge!!!!!!
2. WBP essay: Thesis statements and introduction paragraphs

Homework:
1. Type thesis statement and three body paras. for peer edit tomorrow
2. Work on intro and conclusion outline
***Reminder essay is due Tuesday, March 29th.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Agenda:
1. Demonstrative Pronoun practice
2. WBP Essay writing

Homework:
1. WBP Essay paragraph 3 (outline only)
2. Book report due tomorrow
***If you have time, start typing your essay. It will need to be typed for Thursday’s peer-edit.

Monday, March 21, 2016
Agenda:
1. Interrogative Pronoun practice
2. WBP Essay. (Body paras 1-2)

Homework:
1. Finish outline for Body Paras. 1-2 ONLY.
***You do NOT need to have these typed for tomorrow!
2. Work on book report.
***Turnitin.com is now live and students were shown the assignment page in class today.

Wednesday, March 16,2016 

Please continue to work on your book report tonight!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Agenda:
CH. 16-21 open notes quiz

Homework:
1. Work on your book report!
(This does not mean no homework tonight. Do not procrastinate!)
*It is due one week from tomorrow!
2. Bring all book report supplies to class with you tomorrow.

Friday, March 11, 2016
Homework:
1. Finish Ch. 21 (started in class) and complete open response question.
*On classroom- follow guidelines.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Agenda:
1. Chapter 17 review
2. Ch.18 reading and note-taking

Homework:
1. Read pgs. 127-138 and take notes (at least 10 bullet points)
***This was started with me in class!!!!!
***The beginning of Ch.19 is the examination (court scene) of Kit.

Monday, March 7, 2016
Agenda:
WBP Ch.17 reading
Vocab quiz

Homework:
1. Finish reading Ch.17 w/summary.
We got a good head start on the reading in class. Put your best efforts into the summary and write down questions if needed- NO SHMOOP :)
2. Work on book report.

Friday, March 4, 2016 

Agenda:
Ch. 16 review
Quiz: Ch.11-15

Homework:
1. Vocab quiz MONDAY.
2. Vocab sentences
3. Grammar worksheet ON CLASSROOM

Thursday, March 3, 2016
Agenda:
F5-Vocab Cram
1. Pronouns- indefinite and possessive
2. Ch. 15 WBP review

Homework:
1. Read and answer questions for WBP Ch. 16
2. Review ALL notes for Ch.11-15. Bring these notes to class.
OPEN NOTES QUIZ TOMORROW !!
3. Study vocab. Quiz Monday.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 
Agenda:
F5-Book report OR Cram
1. Pronoun review
2. WBP Chapt.14
3. Conn. Charter legend

Homework:
1. WBP Ch. 15 reading and questions
2. Pronoun worksheet

****ALL ON CLASSROOM!

Friday, February 26, 2016
Agenda:
F5- Book report book
1. Pronouns
2. WBP vocab and Ch.13 preview

Homework:
1. Chapter 13 reading and questions on classroom.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, February 25, 2016 
Agenda:
F5- Book report
1. Pronoun Notes
2. Chapter 12 discussion

Homework:
1. Vocab worksheet. THERE IS A CHANGE TO WORD 3 IT IS blasphemy !!!!!

!!!!
2. Pronoun worksheet on classroom.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Agenda:
F5- Book report book
1. Ch.10 summary corrections
2. Ch.11 reading

Homework:
1. Chapter 11 reading and summary
2. Pronoun chart quiz retake
3. WBP NOTES TO CLASS!!!!

Monday, February 22, 2016 
Agenda:
1. Pronoun charts
2. Puritans vs. Quakers (compare/contrast chart)

Homework:
1. Read Ch. 10 of WBP and write summary
2. Review pronoun chart

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Agenda:
1. Homework check
2. Vocab quiz
3. Begin reading Ch.9 and take notes as you read

Homework:
1. Finish Ch.9 and write summary
2. KNOW PRONOUN CHART FOR TOMORROW!
***If you forgot your notes look in your Writer’s Choice book or call a friend!!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 
Agenda:
F5- CRAM vocab list 2 (ON CLASSROOM)
1. Pronoun homework corrections
2. Summary corrections
3. Chapt. 9 reading (if time)

Homework:
1. Vocab sentences (One for each word) Quiz THURSDAY!
2. Grammar practice (on Google classroom)
3. Book report book

***Check classroom for book report list and notes template

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Agenda:
F5- Pronoun notes
1. Vocab
2. Chapter 7 summary corrections
3. Chapter 8

Homework:
1. Grammar worksheet
2. Chapter 8 finish reading and summary.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 
Agenda:
1. Quiz: WBP Chapters 1-5
*This was a pop quiz BUT students were told to bring all homework/summaries/notes to class and were allowed to use them ALL for the quiz.
* If a student was not prepared, they MUST be correcting homework daily and taking notes during class for the remaining chapters.
2. Summary 6 corrections/discussion
3. Chapter 7 reading

Homework:
1. Vocab chart (assigned Tuesday)
2. Finish reading Ch. 7 and write one paragraph summary
*All blocks began the reading in class.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Agenda:
F5-Chapter 5 questions
1. Review Ch.5 questions
2. Start Chapter 6

Homework:
1. Finish reading Ch.6 and write summary ( 1 para.)
2. Vocab chart WBP List 2 (DUE THURSDAY)
3. Bring all WBP notes and summaries to class tomorrow.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Agenda:
F5- Book Report submission
1. PIE paragraph notes
2. Historical background info
3. WBP Ch.5

Homework:
1. Finish reading Ch. 5
2. Pie paragraph worksheet

Thursday, January 28,2016
Agenda:
1. Grammar study guide review
2. Book reports

Homework:
1. Summary of Ch.3-4 WBP
2. Grammar quiz tomorrow.
15 flashcards= +5 points !!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Agenda:
1. Turnitin.com sign up
2. WBP

Homework:
1. Grammar study guide
2. Book reports

Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Agenda:
F5-grammar warm-up
WBP
-Chapter 3 review
-Wood family character web

Homework:
1. Read WBP Chapter 4 and answer questions on classroom
2. Have e mail address for tomorrow

Monday, January 25, 2016
Agenda:
F5- Grammar
1. WBP- Summary corrections w/ highlighter and red pen
2. WBP Chapter 3 reading

Homework:
1. Finish reading Chapter 3 and complete questions on classroom
2. Get an email address to use for Turnitin.com. (DUE WEDNESDAY)
*The website sends a confirmation receipt that will not be received if you use a school email. A parent’s email may be used if preferred (if a parent has already used it for another son or daughter, it will not work).

Friday, January 22, 2016
Agenda:
1. Mid-year exams passed back
2. Vocab quiz

Homework:
1.WBP summary Ch.1-2
(ONE paragraph=8-10 sentences)
2. Movie report due 2/1

GO PATRIOTS !!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 21, 2016
Agenda:
F5-Cram
1. Correct homework. Students compared their responses to a sample student’s homework assignment. Students know the expectation of a completed homework assignment going forward.
2. Create a character web in groups

Homework:
1. VOCAB QUIZ TOMORROW! Last grade for quarter 2!
*Make flashcards and USE THEM!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 
Agenda:
F5-Vocab
1. Review WBP Chapter 1

Homework:
1. Read WBP Chapt. 2 and answer questions on classroom
2. Vocab Friday

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Agenda:
1. Review Vocab
2. Finish reviewing witch hunt webquest

Homework:
1. Science mid-year tomorrow
2. Vocab quiz Friday
3. Movie report due 2/1

Friday, January 15, 2016
Agenda:
1. Discuss “Bear” and the concept of identity
2. How can we connect to a book based off 300 year old history?

Homework:
1. Read Chapt. 1 WBP. Answer discussion questions

Thursday, January 14, 2016
Agenda:
1. Establish new “team” rules/ group work
2. Begin to discuss background information about the Salem Witch Trials

Homework:
1. Read The Bear That Wasn’t and complete the writing prompt at the bottom of the page.
***If you left it at school, it is on classroom!

Monday, January 11, 2016
Agenda:
1. Finish linking verb notes

Homework:
1. Study for social studies final
2. Movie report due 2/1

Friday, January 8, 2016
Agenda:
1. Mid-year review

Homework:
1. Review all grammar notes and worksheets for the mid-year on Monday!
2. Get a good night’s sleep on Sunday night!

Thursday, January 7, 2016
Agenda:
F5- Mid-term prep (study skills review)
1. Homework corrections
2. Linking verbs

Homework:
1. Math mid-year assessment tomorrow.
2. Review linking verb notes

*All movie report information is now on classroom. If your block did not receive a hard copy, you will tomorrow :)

Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Agenda: 
1. F5-Noun review
2. Homework check
3. Direct and indirect object practice

Homework: 
1. Grammar worksheet on classroom (1-10)
*Please label the sentences as instructed on the sheet.
2. Movie choice due Thursday on Google classroom doc.

Monday, January 4, 2016
Agenda:
1. Journal prompt- Best part of vacation and two goals for 2016!
2. Verbs-
-Review of action verbs and direct objects
-Notes on indirect objects and practice problems

Homework:
1. Writer’s Choice pg. 404 Ex.5 ALL.
*You only have to write out the direct object and indirect object
*Remember not every sentence will have an indirect object

Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Agenda:
1. Submit persuasive essay
2. Review basic guidelines for the next book report (movie)

Homework:
1. Have a wonderful holiday and vacation!
2. Mid-year is January 11th

Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Agenda:
1. Individually or peer edit persuasive essays

Homework:
1. Finish editing your persuasive essay and submit it in Google classroom if you have not already!

Monday, December 21, 2015
Agenda:
1. Students had the entire class period to type their persuasive essays.

Homework:
1. Finish typing your persuasive essay.

****ONLY worry about getting your words into the doc. We will focus on editing tomorrow.

 

Friday, December 18, 2015
Agenda:
1. Presentations (if needed)
2. Writing Workshop
*Format guidelines
*Thesis Formula
*Rate the introduction

Homework:
1. Complete introduction and conclusion paragraph outline
*OUTLINE MUST BE 100% COMPLETED BY MONDAY!!!

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Agenda:
1. Presentations
2. Writing Workshop- Begin outline of the persuasive essay

Homework:
1. Complete the outline for the three body paragraphs of the persuasive essay.
*TRY– Do not come in with question marks or blanks spots. Make an attempt so we have something to work with tomorrow! This is a draft-it is not going to be perfect : )
*This is only the outline. You are not typing out the paper yet. You may write something in bullets/incomplete sentences
*DO NOT work on the intro and the conclusion.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Agenda:
1. Review expectations for the field trip
2. Read ACC

Homework:
1. Finish Scene 5 of ACC
2. Make sure quote sheets come to class Thursday.

Reminders:
*
*No outside food or drink in the theater tomorrow!
*No electronics can be turned on in the theater!

 

Dress to Impress !
On Wednesday, December 16th we will be going to the theater to see A Christmas Carol. Because we are going to such an exciting holiday event, we have kindly asked the students to dress for the occasion. Of course we do not expect students to go out and buy new clothes, but to wear something that they already have that is more formal.

Ladies, please wear a dress, skirt, or dress pants with a top or sweater.
Gentlemen, please wear khakis or dress pants with a shirt and tie, button down shirt, or polo shirt.
If you do not have any of these items, please use your best judgment when selecting what to wear.
Please avoid wearing shorts and hooded sweatshirts.
Remember to bring a jacket because it will be cold outside!

Thank you for your cooperation!

Friday, December 11, 2015
Agenda:
Presentations
ACC- Act 1 Scene 5

Homework:
1. Open Response for A Christmas Carol Act 1 Scene 5
Due: December 14, 2015

In a one paragraph response (at least 8-10 sentences) write about the lessons that Scrooge learned from the Ghost of Christmas Past. Your paragraph must have a topic sentence and three supporting details from the text. This can be typed OR handwritten, but a HARD COPY must be turned in Monday, December 14th. If you choose to handwrite your response it MUST be on lined paper and in blue or black ink. ALL response MUST have a proper MLA heading.
This will count for more than a homework grade!

Example heading:
Name
Class
Assignment
14 December 2015

Thursday, December 10, 2015
Agenda:
1. Vocab Quiz
2. ACC Act 1 Scene 5

Homework:
1. Find at least two more quotes that prove any of your character traits.
2. Grammar worksheet

PIZZA MONEY IS DUE TOMORROW!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Agenda:
1. Presentations
2. Scene 3 Recap
3. Read Scene 4 in class

Homework:
1. Study for vocab quiz!
2. Essay revisions due Friday- FINAL REMINDER!
3. Pizza money DUE NO LATER THAN FRIDAY

Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Agenda:
1. Presentations
2. Grammar

Homework:
1. Fix 2 column notes
2. 20 vocab sentences

Monday, December 7, 2015
Agenda:
1. Presentations
2. Action verbs and direct objects
3. Persuasive essay

Homework:
1. Start to fill out your brainstorm two column note sheet. For tomorrow you need:
a. REASON 1,2, and 3 for why Scrooge should not be named person of the year. ***These should be character traits/vocab words.
b. TWO quotes to prove each from scenes 1-3 ONLY. You will be collecting quotes as we read.
DO NOT WRITE PARAGRAPHS. YOU ARE TAKING QUOTES DIRECTLY FROM THE TEXT (on classroom).

2. Grammar worksheet on classroom.

Friday, December 4, 2015
Agenda:
1.Presentations
2. Vocab review
3. Scene 2 review
4. Begin reading Scene 3

Homework:
1. Finish reading Act 1 Scene 3 in ACC and answer questions. SEPARATE PAPER! TTQA!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Agenda:
1. Presentations
2. Action verbs w/exit ticket
3. ACC (finish scene 2)

Homework:
1. ACC A1S2 questions. TTQA/ SEPARATE PAPER
2. Correct vocab charts on classroom
3. Grammar corrections DUE FRIDAY!
(On classroom-must be stapled to grammar quiz)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Homework:
1. Vocab chart
2. W.C notes on pg. 399; Ex. 1 on pg. 400 ODDS

Monday, November 30, 2015
Agenda:
1. Pizza notice *Money due by Friday 12/11
2. Book report review/order sign up
3. A Christmas Carol background information/readings
4. Read Act 1 Scene 1 of ACC

Homework:
1. Book report due tomorrow
2. ACC vocab chart one due Wed, 12/2

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 
Agenda:
1. Work on book report

Homework:
1. Work on book report due 12/1
2. Grammar quiz corrections (optional)

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving break !!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 
Agenda:
1. Grammar quiz
2. Work on book report

Homework:
1. Work on book report and bring all book report supplies to class tomorrow! *You will have ALL class time to work on them!

Monday, November 23, 2015 
Agenda:
1. Literature test
* If students did not finish, they are responsible for coming to make it up before dismissal on Wednesday. I will be after school tomorrow 11/24.

Homework:
1. Review grammar packet and notes for quiz tomorrow on nouns
2. Work on book report

Friday, November 20, 2015 
Agenda:
1. Discuss previous literature test and test taking strategies.
Compare and contrast a strong open response answer vs. a weak response.
2. Two column notes for each story.

Homework:
1. Study for literature test Monday
***Resources are on classroom-take advantage of them!!!
*Take advantage of extra credit!

2. Work on book report
3. Review grammar for Tuesday

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Agenda:
1. Vocab quiz
2 A.B plot diagram

Homework:
1. Finish grammar packet
2. 2 column note chart for “A.B”
* Use web; picture of model on the board today is on classroom

 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Agenda:
F5- Read book report book or study vocab words
1. Review grammar pac.
2. “Amigo Brothers” questions

Homework:
1. “Amigo Brothers” plot diagram (Climax was given in class)
2. STUDY! Vocab quiz tomorrow!

 

Monday, November 16, 2015
Agenda:
F5- Read book report book or study vocab words
1. Review “Rikki” questions
2. Complete “Rikki” plot diagram

Homework:
1. Exercise one in grammar packet ONLY
2. Read up to pg. 436 in “Amigo Brothers” and answer questions 1-6 ONLY
3. Determine how many pages you have to read per night in order to have your book read by next Tuesday!

Friday, November 13, 2015
Agenda:
F5-Read book report book
1. Grammar
2. Review “Rikki” questions
3. Continue reading “Rikki”

Homework:
1. Finish “Rikki” (if you are having trouble, access the audio book on classroom)
2. Answer the remaining questions on your worksheet. Look on the back!
3. Work on your book report!!!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2015
Agenda:
F5-Vocab corrections/review
1. Grammar- correct homework and review how to make a compound noun plural
2. Begin reading “Rikki-tikki-tavi”

Homework:
1. Grammar worksheet *odds
2. Read up to pg. 795 and complete questions on handout *not in the book!
*Complete sentence and on a separate sheet of paper.
3. Continue to work on your book reports!!!

Monday, November, 9, 2015
Agenda:
F5- Writer’s Choice pg. 384 ex. 6 *odds
1. Book report guidelines
2 Plot notes

Homework:
1. Vocab chart
2. Writer’s Choice pg. 386 Ex. 7 and 8 *odds
***Make sure you are working on your book report!!!!!!

Friday, November 6, 2015
Agenda:
1. Literature test
2. Read book report book

Homework:
1. Read AT LEAST 15 pages of your book report book and take notes.
***Make sure you take notes, a loss of five points on the final project can make a big difference.

Thursday, November 5, 2015
Agenda:
1. Homework corrections (grammar)
2. Finish 2 column notes for all four short stories

Homework:
1. Study for the quiz. Make flashcards to help you study!
Study guide on google classroom!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Agenda:
1. “Broken Chain” questions
2. Quiz review: 2 column notes on “Names/Nombres”

Homework:
1. Make a 2 column review sheet for “Fish Cheeks”
*We did this together in class, students should be using the one we completed as a model.
2. W.C pg. 384 Ex. 5 form the possessive

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Agenda:
1. Vocab quiz
2. Continue reading “Broken Chain”

Homework:
1. “Broken Chain” questions (These were handed out in class. They are NOT the same as the ones after the story in the book)
2. Narrative Essay final drafts are due tomorrow!!! No edits will be made in the MAC lab.

Monday, November 2, 2015
Agenda:
F5-Revisions or Cram
1. Possessive Nouns
2. Begin reading “Broken Chain” by Gary Soto

Homework:
1. Study for vocab quiz tomorrow! All 20 words on classroom or on cram
2. Grammar worksheet-practice with possessives
3. Revisions- D block, yours are due tomorrow, if you are printing in MAC lab!

Friday, October 30, 2015
Agenda:
F5- Cram vocabulary
1. Discuss “Scholarship Jacket”
2. Color-coding dialogue to help with revision

Homework:
1. Write one sentence for each vocabulary word using context clues.
2. Book report books are due Monday.
3. Continue to work on revisions.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Agenda:
1. Narrative Essay Guidelines
2. Cram vocab review

Homework:
1. Read and answer questions for “Scholarship Jacket” on pg. 451 in red lit. book.
TTQA and separate sheet of paper. *Make sure you label it.
2. Continue to work on revisions.          Go Pats !!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Agenda:
1. Homework check
2. Book report note template

Homework:
1. “Scholarship Jacket” reading and questions (must get hard copy) DUE FRIDAY
***Must TTQA and write on a separate sheet to receive credit.
2. Work on revisions

October 26, 2015 
Agenda:
1. Vocab chart check/review
2. “Fish Cheeks” close reading.

Homework:
1. Finish reading “Fish Cheeks” and answer questions on pg. 80 in the red literature book. Answer 1-10 in complete sentences. TTQA for credit.
2. Blocks A, B, and C your drafts have been returned to you. You need to begin revision.
D block, you will receive yours tomorrow (you will be going to the MAC lab a day later than the other blocks)
3. Book report books due Monday

October 23, 2015
Agenda:
1. Collective noun review/ practice

Homework:
1. Vocab chart (both sides) *Use lit. book glossary for definitions.
2. Begin looking for a mystery or adventure book for your book report.
*Going forward books should be at least 150 pages.
Have a great weekend!

October 22, 2015
Agenda:
1. Vocab quiz
2. Finish collective noun notes and review first two homework problems
3. Start reading “Fish Cheeks”

Homework:
1. Grammar worksheet (USE YOUR NOTES)
2. FIELD TRIP MONEY DUE TOMORROW!!!!!!

October 21, 2015
Happy Back to the Future day!
Agenda:
F5- Journal prompt- What will the world be like in thirty years? Inventions? Travel? School? Communication?
1. Collective noun two column notes-subject verb agreement

Homework:
1. Study literary terms- quiz tomorrow! (Matching)
***These words will be used ALL year.
2. Field trip money DUE FRIDAY!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Agenda:
F5- Quizlet- Literary Terms for quiz Thurs.
1. Book report submission guidelines
2. Reviewed “Names/Nombres” questions

Homework:
1. Book report due tomorrow!
I cannot stress enough how important it is to read the guidelines and follow the directions and rubric CAREFULLY!
2. Vocab quiz Thursday

Monday, October 19, 2015
Agenda:
F5-Journal prompt- We discussed what our names meant or how we got our names and if they shape our identity.
1. Correct grammar homework
2. Review active reading strategies
3. Begin reading “Names/Nombres”

Homework:
1. Finish reading “Names/Nombres.” Answer all discussion questions in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper. If you do not follow these directions, you will not receive credit.
2. Work on your book report.

Friday, October 15, 2015
F5-Book report rubric
1. Correct grammar homework
2. Review literary devices – Matching quiz Thursday

Homework:
1. Grammar worksheet
2. WORK ON BOOK REPORT
Grammar worksheet is a quick practice activity-majority of time spent on homework this weekend should be spent working on the book report due next week.
***If you would like to come after school for me to look at what you have completed thus far, I will be available Monday and Tuesday until 2:30. This is before the late bus arrives, so you will need a ride home!

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Agenda:
F5- Work on book report
1. Finish noun nouns
2. Begin reviewing literary device vocab words

Homework:
1. Writer Choice Ex.1 Pg. 380 ODDS. Use the chart I made for you!
2. Work on book report!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Students received the entire class period to work on their book reports!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Agenda:
F5- Prepare what you will be working on tomorrow in class for the book report.
1. Noun notes- Students are taking two column notes on types of nouns.

Homework:
1. Bring all book report supplies to class tomorrow. Students had the long weekend to work on their book report and will have the entire class period tomorrow.
2. Literary terms vocab chart DUE THURSDAY. (Pg. R1 in your red lit. books has a literary devices handbook! You just need the simple definition and do not have to copy the entire definition given word for word)

Monday, October 12, 2015 

No School! Work on book report!

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Agenda:
F5-Read book report book
1. Grammar review w/ Kahoot
2. Writing workshop: Adding dialogue and showing vs. telling

Homework:
1. Grammar quiz tomorrow
***Study guide and notes in classroom.
2. At least three paragraphs for your narrative essay must be typed in a google doc. by tomorrow’s class. You will submit these digitally for me to look at before you edit for your final draft.
***If you still need to complete paras. or add dialogue, you MUST do this tonight.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Agenda:
F5- Read book report book
1. Proofreading a paragraph with fragments
2. Begin reviewing notes on how to add dialogue to a story.

Homework:
1. Complete paragraph 3 of the essay
2. Read your book report book

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
F5- Grammar warm-up
1. Create writing folders (C block will do this tomorrow)
2. Review ideas for scene starters
3. Begin writing paragraph one of your narrative

Homework:
1. Finish writing paragraph 1
2. Write paragraph 2
Remember this is your rough draft!
Find the guidelines for the assignment in the link below.
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-CAqrOomehWJG3_zkAkCKQ7ApZN_3b2PmOJsSkycDhM/edit?usp=sharing

Monday, October 5, 2015
Agenda:
F5-Read book report book
1. Go over character chart.
2. Review court scene recap
3. Pass out and review Red Kayak narrative writing prompt and review.
*There is no due date on the prompt.We will be chunking this assignment into smaller pieces and working on it in class.
4. Go over tonight’s homework.

Homework:
1. Brainstorm worksheet. Use the charts to help you sort and record the ideas you have for the writing assignment. Remember: you are rewriting the court scene and YOU ARE DIGGER! Use the left side of the chart to record things you are taking directly from the book and the right side of the chart to record what you are going to add. Be creative!
*Use bullet points.
*The more you include on this sheet the easier it will be to write your rough draft.

October 2, 2015
Agenda:
1. Homework explanation
2. Finish character chart

Homework:
1. Brainstorm worksheet. You are recalling the important descriptions and plot events that happened in the courtroom scene.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Happy October!!!
Agenda:
F5-homework check.
1. Finish theme activity
2. Model of how to complete character analysis chart w/ Brady as the example.
3. With your clock buddy, prove Brady’s character traits with text evidence. Begin working on chart for J.T and Digger.

Homework:
1. Read book report book and take notes.
*Remember this does not mean you have no homework for the night-use these nights to help pace your reading!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Agenda:
F5- School House Rock video and homework check
1. Theme activity

Homework:
1. Grammar worksheet (on classroom)
More practice with finding the subject if it is not in the subject + verb formula that we are most familiar with.
2. Read book report book

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Agenda:
F5-Homework corrections
1. Subject review
2. Theme in Red Kayak
a. Create a list of topics
b. Create a theme
c. Pass your theme to another group
d. Revise your new theme and find a quote to prove it!

Homework:
1. Grammar worksheet (identifying the subject)
*On classroom if needed

Monday, September 28, 2015
Agenda:
F5-journal prompt- villian story
1. Finding the subject review
2. Book report guidelines
3 Theme (finish 2 column notes)

Homework:
1. Writer’s Choice pg. 364. Exercises 7 & 8. Odds only!

Friday, September 25, 2015
Agenda:
F5-N/A
1. Vocabulary quiz
2. Journal prompt:
You are any superhero for one day. Tell the story of what happened that day and make sure you included a clear setting!

Homework:
1. Read your book report and take notes. You will be receiving book report guidelines Monday.
Go Patriots!

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Agenda:
*Permission Slips and BTS notices
F5-
a. Pick your best sentences from last night’s homework. Volunteers write them on the board-leaving out the vocab word!
b. Quizlet- list 2 quiz prep
1. Review sentences and strategies for taking the vocab quizzes
2. Continue to take 2 column notes using the teacher model on the left board.

Homework:
1. Grammar worksheet
2. STUDY! Vocab quiz tomorrow. (List 2)

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Agenda:
F5-Quizlet-Learn or Scatter. (Vocab quiz prep)
*If you would like to use this at home, search “Red Kayak List 2”
1. Review “scoot” sentences
2. What is a theme?
Begin 2 column notes.
(I modeled these notes for students. We will continue with “Theme vs. Topic” tomorrow.)

Homework:
1. Vocabulary sentence. 1 sentence for each word using context clues.
We will be sharing/looking at sentences tomorrow!
2. Study for vocab quiz Friday!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Agenda:
F5-Homework check
*What is a fragment?
*Fragment “scoot!” Students participated in a kinesthetic activity which got them out of their seats and moving to different desks which had different groups of words. They had to identify these as sentences or fragments. They also fixed the fragments and identified the subject and verb in the complete sentences. All of this had to be done by the time I said, “Scoot!” 7B is quite a competitive group this year!

Homework:
No homework in observation of Yom Kippur
Vocab quiz Friday on List 2

Monday, September 19, 2015
Agenda :
F5-Journal prompt. Students had to create a story about a possible incident that could have caused Cheez-its to be banned from the cafeteria! Students shared out some very creative responses! Journal prompts like this one will help serve as a warm up to the narrative writing we will do in the coming weeks.
*Correct grammar homework
*Review RK questions
Homework:
1. Writer’s Choice pg. 362 Exercises 5 and 6. ODDS ONLY!

Friday, September 18, 2015
Agenda:
F5-N/A
*Vocab chart review. We verbally went over the definitions and students were able to copy the answers from my answer key projected on the front board and their iPads. Students must complete this task while they are in class!
*Library. Today we went to the MSMS library for the first time this year. Students had the opportunity to check out a fiction book or read the book they had already chosen.
Homework:
1. Grammar practice
2. R.K questions (TTQA for credit)
*One handout in class and on classroom!
Have a great weekend! Go Patriots!

Thursday, September 17, 2015
Agenda:
F5-N/A
*Vocab quiz.
*Setting worksheet
Homework:
1. Vocab chart (front and back)
2. If you have a BR book, make sure it is with you tomorrow. You will be reading it while the class is in the library!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Agenda:
F5-Work with a clock buddy to complete the RK questions (on classroom)
*Discuss questions/answers
*Setting
What is setting?
5 purposes of setting (2 column notes)
“Another Days Catch”- video of real crabbers on the Chesapeake Bay
Homework:
1.RK questions (TTQA)
2. Vocab quiz tomorrow!!! Spelling and fill in the blank sentences using context clues!
*Flashcards must be presented in class for five points!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Agenda:
F5-N/A
*What are 2 column notes? Teacher model of 2 column notes using “food you would find in the pantry” as the topic.
*Context Clue slideshow w/ 2 column notes sheet (slideshow and notes sheet posted in classroom)
*Student examples of sentences made with vocab words and c.clues
*R.K questions on classroom (if time)
Homework:
Vocab quiz 9/17. Start making flashcards for extra credit!
*No written homework in observance of Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 14, 2015
Agenda:
F5-correct grammar homework and “turn n talk” about your RK homework questions
*Discuss RK questions
*Complete plot diagram
Homework:
Vocab quiz 9/17. Start making flashcards for extra credit!
*No written homework in observance of Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 11, 2015
Agenda:
*sentence sorting


*homework review
*Red Kayak plot diagram
Homework:
*RK questions
*Grammar wrst.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Agenda:
*Google classroom set up
*Sentence notes
*Kahoot quiz (RK homework review)
*What does it mean to cite something?
*Brainstorm RK activity

Homework:
1. RK questions REMEMBER TTQA
2. Grammar worksheet
*On Google classroom. Print out OR complete digitally.

Wednesday, September 9. 2015
Agenda:
*Review/ correct vocab chart
*Friendship journal prompt
What is a friend to you?
Would you do anything for a friend? Have you had to choose between doing the right
thing or losing a friend?
*Brainstorm plot detail of RK
Homework:
1. RK questions (Worksheet)

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Agenda:
*Grammar pre-test (does not count towards grade)
*Work on vocab chart
*Journal prompt (if time)
Homework:
1. Finish vocab chart
2. Continue to look for a book report book

Thursday, September 3, 2015
Agenda:
*Book report schedule
*Summer reading quiz
*Independently work on vocab chart
Homework:
1. Begin to look for a fiction book

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Agenda:
*Finish scavenger hunt
*Summer reading quiz tally
*Textbooks (Literature and Writer’s Choice books stay home until the end of the year)
*Clock buddies
Homework:
1. Summer reading quiz tomorrow
2. Return all forms

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Agenda:
*Class policies
*Pass out student survey
*Classroom policies scavenger hunt
Homework:
1. Student Survey
2. Return all signed forms
3. Review summer reading quiz book

Monday, August 31, 2015
Agenda:
Welcome to 7B!
*Introduction
*Pass out all forms
*Review classroom procedures
Homework:
1. Return all forms completed and/or signed for homeroom and all classes.

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