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ASSIGNMENTS START UNDER HANDY LINKS BELOW
WELCOME TO MRS. ROWE'S 7th SCIENCE CLASS PAGE!
HANDY LINKS AND INFO ARE BELOW AND ASSIGNMENTS WITH LINKS TO MATERIALS ARE LISTED WEEKLY UNDER THESE AS "THIRD QUARTER ASSIGNMENTS". PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR ACCESS.
CLASS SUPPLIES : 1" three-ring binder, notebook paper, 1pkg. 5 pocket dividers. Optional: Composition Book or Spiral for lab. DONATIONS OF CLOROX WIPES ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!
Quizlet flash cards: Atoms and Mass, Biodiversity
Quizlet links to Class Groups: (All of them work)
LINK TO CER SCIENTIFIC PROCESS TO USE AS A GUIDELINE WHEN WRITING UP LABS
If you were confused by the one I gave you, use the one below.
Outline of how to write up a lab plus CER. For proposed experiments, only go through step 5. If you complete one and have data, do it all. If you do not understand part of it, look at the one above for the explanation.
Sorry, Textbook link would not work for student access. We have a limited number of check-out books available.
Here is how the solar system actually travels through the galaxy!
March 9-13 KAHOOT REVIEW CHALLENGES
1. PLAY THIS FIRST! DO IT BEFORE YOU DO THE OTHERS!!!!!
MONDAY-3RD QTR REVIEW: FINISH TODAY, REVIEW TOMORROW, TEST WEDNESDAY!
TUESDAY- CHECK AND CORRECT 3RD QTR REVIEW PAGES, PREPARE FOR TEST
WEDNESDAY-3RD QTR TEST ALL MAKEUP WORK IS DUE Ch. 12 Vocab. when done.
THURSDAY-Ch. 12 WEATHER TERMS/WILD WEATHER VIDEO
FRIDAY- SPRING BREAK!
MONDAY- Introduce Lunar Cycle Phases of the Moon Video, Present Space Projects to class. All work is due. Link to Moon Phases Video:
TUESDAY-Check Lesson 3 Review, Check Chapter 11 Review Kahoot Review
WEDNESDAY-Phases of the moon information page and Lunar cycle fill in graphic. Planet Kahoot
FRIDAY- Finish and label Lunar Calendar Finish Presenting last of Space Projects Next Monday we will be completing a study guide for the Unit/3rd Qtr test. It is due on Tuesday so that we can make corrections and students will have it available to study. All missing work is due. We will be reviewing with practice questions, videos, and games this week. Students will need to study their study guides because there is a lot of material we covered over space they are responsible for. Hang in there! ONLY four school days to Spring Break!
LIINK TO THE SPACE POETRY EXAMPLE AND ASSIGNMENT
Create a poem about something in the solar system, galaxy, or universe in the same stye. Put on white paper. You may illustrate or you may do it online and share . I have paper copies if needed.
Chapter 11 photos of book pages:
I have not been able to get all the photos I took of the pages to transmit. I apologize. I will continue to work on it.
Links to Chapter 11, Lesson 1 354-355 356-357
Lesson 2 358-359 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-Bc07h-aO71F6u6D8lsqsQYjO4wWLCAD/view?usp=sharing
CONGRATULATIONS TO MASON COLE WHO PLACED 3RD AT THE STATE ENGINEERING FAIR WITH HIS RUBBER-BAND-POWERED CAR! Also, Congratulations to my State qualifiers, Addison Owens, Jolie Behrends, Lanah Lai, and Kinley Taylor!
FEBRUARY 24 - 28
MONDAY - Chapter 11, Lesson 1&2 CFA, Finish Solar System Projects
TUESDAY- Check Lesson 2 Review if not already done, Finish The Solar System worksheets and check.
WEDNESDAY- Work on Lesson 3 Review, Review and Reteach Soar system CFA objectives. We will retake the CFA tomorrow -play the Kahoot challenge on the Kahoot app.
THURSDAY- Work on Reviewing objectives, play and discuss Kahoot game to review. Retake CFA Finish Lesson 3 Review and Chapter 11 Review, pg.382, 1-19. ALL SOLAR SYSTEM PROJECTS SHOULD BE TURNED IN AT THIS TIME!
FRIDAY- Make up work, Do Activities, Dodgeball
Create a poem about something in the solar system, galaxy, or universe in the same stye. Put on white paper. You may illustrate or you may do it online and share . I have paper copies if needed.
FEBRUARY 17 -21
MONDAY- Professional Development-No School
TUESDAY-Chapter 11, Lesson 2 Work on Projects
WEDNESDAY-Chapter11, Lesson 2Review, Ch 3 Review (if time)
THURSDAY-Check Ch.11-2, Review Lesson 1 and 2, work on project
February 10-14 was accidentally deleted. Please ask if info is needed.
Please sign your student's Permission Slip for HIV/Aids Education and return it MONDAY! It must be returned whether you do or do not want your student to participate. Due to the snow, we were unable to get those back before the date it begins, Monday the 10th. A link to the form is below. Thanks!
ALL STUDENT WORK THAT HAS BEEN TURNED IN IS IN THE GRADE BOOK. i WILL HAVE GRADE CHECKS MONDAY. MANY STUDENTS HAVE BEEN OUT WITH SICKNESS OR FOR ACTIVITIES AND ARE NEEDING TO GET CAUGHT UP. YOU MAY CHECK YOUR STUDENT'S GRADE ON PARENT PORTAL.
MONDAY-BW: Student Make-up work day, send home HIV/AIDS Edcuation permission slips.
Review Chapter 11, Lesson 1 over the Sun-Earth-Moon System, do the Review 1-9 on Page 362. 10 is bonus. Have your Sun-Earth -Moon System worksheet from last week done so we can grade. We will be grading the review tomorrow.
TUESDAY- BW: Grade the Lesson ! Review from pg. 362. Read Chapter 11 Lesson 2 on pg. 364, or Play Kahoot Review.
WEDNESDAY-BW: SNOW DAY
THURSDAY-BW: SNOW DAY
FRIDAY-BW: Make sure everyone has their permission slip for HIV AIDS ED next MONDAY! There is a link to the form above the weekly date. Do Kahoot Review to prep for Lesson 1 Quiz, Pick out partners and planets for Solar System Project. More info next week. Gather facts about your choice!
Dear parents and students: I apologize that the Engineering Fair information, assignment links, etc. have all disappeared from my webpage. It was all there last week. I understand they have made some changes so that the pages are more easily viewable to parents and students on phones and at home. Apparently, during this upgrade everything but the week of January 13-17 and the handy links was somehow deleted from my page for the year while I was ill. I have a repair order in with the website company, but do not know if it can be recovered. I have missed three days in these two weeks due to pneumonia and I apologize I was not available to help you with any questions. Students have been informed what assignments they are missing and will receive a grade check for parent signature on Monday.
MONDAY- MLK Day D
TUESDAY- Work on Engineering Fair Projects, Test and Practice with them when done.
WEDNESDAY- Work on Engineering Fair Projects, Test and Practice with them when done.
THURSDAY- Work on Engineering Fair Projects, Test and Practice with them when done.
FRIDAY- Engineering Fair! If you are absent or did not have your project, you MUST bring your project in Wednesday for a grade. This is worth a large amount of points.
MONDAY-BW: L-1 REVIEW PG 331, 1-8 #9 for Bonus ALL VOCABULARY WORDS AND LESSON 1 REVIEW ARE DUE TOMORROW
WORDS ON BOARD: heterozygous, homozygous, dominant, recessive, inherited traits, acquired traits, allele, Drosophila, DNA (deoxyribonuclelic acid) RNA (ribonucleic acid) "messenger RNA", Gregor Mendel, double helix, Francis Crick and James Watson, PLUS WORDS ON PAGE 324: trait, inheritance, gene, genotype, phenotype, mutation
On the Chromebook:
Punnett Squares Step by Step
How a Punnett Square Works-Make a monster
More Genetics Games
TUESDAY-BW: Traits Page Check Bell work: Check Lesson 1 Review and Vocabulary words, six from the book and 14 from the board. (Words are on Monday above).
WEDNESDAY-BW: Kahoot Review
Test over Herediy.
THURSDAY-BW: Chapter Outline Pages-due tomorrow. Bring your material and permission slips. I hope to be back tomorrow!
FRIDAY-BW: Turn in traits and chapter outline pages. Work on projects if you have materials-research examples and copy down the requirements and rules for your project. Links for each project are below under last week's assignments. You may also work on projects at home.
This is the only week of this school year with all my links to work, resources, websites, videos, etc. that is left. It was all here the prior week.
This is part of the ELA links and curriculum I share.
MONDAY- CFA over Lessons 1 and 2. Finish and turn in Space Projects over The Solar System (link to directions is above)
FRIDAY-BW: Check Reading Logs
Write a closing argument for your suspect using the argument organizer information. Each group must present their argument to the class and we will vote on Monday.
Present symbolism book reports
Project Instructions for Closing Argument:
Closing Par.: Review your hook, stressing how wonderful Victor was and how innocent. restate your claim, mention your best evidence again for the MMO, and end it with a call to action such as, "Find ______guilty and give Victor and his family justice at last" or something similar. You write all this part on paper as an essay. There is a sample closing argument and a lawyer instructing how to write one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADTN8kO8ATc&index=29&list=PL5rAKLVDL7KBX69xCq7wk0mOt8o8RaP6o
WEEK OF JANUARY 8-12
MONDAY-BW: Think of some projects our class could do for Kindness Week
Finish work from the sub/read when done.
Turn in Silent Reading Report/Check Log for 1-5
Grade Benchmark Review 2
TUESDAY-BW: Logo Quiz/Copy types of propaganda and give an example of each
I-Civics What's the Message? page-8 stations
WEDNESDAY-BW: Finish "What's the Message", Check
Review Research information for CFA retakes
THURSDAY-BW: Explain what you have to do when using another person's work in writing research reports.
Practice for CFA, Catch up on all Work
FRIDAY-BW: Book Report-details will be handed out. Signed log is due.
WEEK OF JANUARY 3-6
Happy New Year!
I wound up having knee surgery and missed the first three days. These are the assignments the sub had them do:
"Charles" in text, 1-7 on 255 and all of 256
New Years Resolution
Benchmark Practice 2
Silent Reading Report
Reading Informational Text-Believe it or Not
WEEK OF DECEMBER 11-15
Tuesday is our Dickens of a Party! Wednesday is our 7th grade Reward Day! All 500 Pages and Log are due!
WEEK OF DECEMBER 4-8
Victorian Child Labor Essays are due by Friday. Share with me at email@example.com.
MONDAY-BW: In red text on page 386, read the big question and the text. In your Journal, follow the directions after "Quote It"
Drama (genre), stage direction, stage right, stage left, centerstage, upstage, downstage
Try out for parts (pg. 388)
Practice for CFA on Wednesday with USAtestprep.com using your log-in. You should be able to do this from home as well.
Research Practice 1 and 2.
TUESDAY-BW: Background for "A Christmas Carol" Begin Reading the Play
2nd period, practice on USAtestprep.com Tonight: Take ALL practices from 1-5 on USAtestprep.com that you didn't take. Take the OAS test. We will be testing tomorrow! Be sure you know the terms. General, broad, means a wide focus-a lot of material. Narrow or define the focus means only look at one certain part. Clarify means make it clear. Bias is one sided view, unbiased is a fair equal view.
WEDNESDAY-BW: Review research term
Take the CFA, Finish the Play.
THURSDAY-BW: Write one paragraph in your journal describing what cold weather means to you!
Copy this list of things to look for in "A Christmas Carol".
1) Find the five parts of the plot. What happens in each and where does each begin and end?
2) Compare and contrast the sequence of events vs chronological order as Scrooge's life would follow.
3) Find how the characters are developed using STEAL and Direct Statements.
4) What types of description are in the stage directions?
5) Make a list of sensory words that make imagery.
6) Find the places where Dickens shows his concern for the poor.
7) How is this prose story like a musical Christmas carol?
8) How much time passes from the point where Scrooge left work until Christmas morning?
Read the parts and perform "A Christmas Carol" pg. 390
FRIDAY-BW: Answer Concepts to look for questions on board. (Look above on Thursday)
A Dickens of a Party Planner Due Monday! Our Dickens of a Party will be Tuesday, December 12.
You can also google Victorian Women Images or Victorian Men Images for photos.
Victorian hairstlye how-to video:
Victorian Etiquette (manners)
Victorian Food and Games:
History of Victorian Christmas:
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 27- DECEMBER 1
MONDAY-BW: Prepare for STAR Testing. Chart original score. Add new score to see progress. Review testing process.
Begin adding Citations to Animal Essay, both in text and on a Work Cited page.
TUESDAY-BW: Free write about anything you want.
Add line citations and make a work cited page for your animal report. Resubmit to Mrs. Carothers. (She knows it will say late-it is okay). Grade checks will be handed out. Turn in any missing assignments or they will become permanent zeroes. If you have a failing grade, you will be sent to PATH if work is not completed.
WEDNESDAY-BW; Write about what you think of when you hear the words, "Child Labor" (historical context)
Link to your research document follows. MAKE A COPY AND SAVE IT TO YOUR DRIVE!
Research the Problems of Child Labor in Victorian England, gather information to write a 5 paragraph essay.
THURSDAY-Continue work on essay research. Use your research questions to find information. Evaluate the source. Group facts, compose your thesis statement: the topic (child labor in Victorian England) the claim:, and the three points of support that will be the topics of your paragraph. Arrange these from most important or relevant to least.
FRIDAY-BW: Check Reading Logs, Turn in Signed Grade checks. Write your essay and making your work cited page. to access a new page, click file, new, document. Do not use the note page as that is double columned in format. Share your finished essay with me at firstname.lastname@example.org so thatI can grade it.
Try to finish your reading pages by the 11th as there are many activities the last week.
WEEK OF NOVEMBER 13-17
Journey to Topaz books will be checked out to all students.
MONDAY-BW: Imagine you won a trip to any place in the world. Where would you go and what would you do there?
I will be giving the 5 part essay test again on Friday. I will also be giving a works cited test.
Read and discuss Chapters 1 and 2.
Propaganda tape to excuse evacuation.
TUESDAY-BW: Grade check. Many students are missing work and will be given a list of their grades to see what they need to locate. Students failing to return this work will be placed in the PATH program during lunchtime to make up work.
Read Journey to Topaz, Chapters 3-4. Write down unknown words, examples of imagery, figurative language, or characterization.
Turn in make up work owed tomorrow. Be sure your name is on it and the assignment is clearly labeled.
WEDNESDAY-BW: If you had to leave your home, possibly forever, like Yuki's family did and could only take one small suitcase, What would you take and why?
Work on citations. Practice Magazine Article Citation-Redo your Drug Essay citation, Practice a works cited page with the three sources on the board. Punctuate where necessary adn arrange using the newest MLA citation structure.
Eating for Two by Penny Wise in Modern Mom Feb. '07 Vol.2 pages 19-22
Surviving Middle School by Jack Black in Education Times Daily for November 5, 2017, page 15
Macy T. Goldblum; Why I Won't Drive, Automotive Issues March 2016 pg 30-32
Review of 5 paragraph essay structure Test is Friday! Study!
1) Hook-grabs the reader's attention
2) Transition sentence-ties the hook to the thesis
3) Thesis Statement- most important part-what the essay is all about; Contains a topic, a claim, three points in order of importance
3 Body Paragraphs (discuss the three thesis points in the same order, most to least important or relevant)
1) Most important point: Topic Sentence, three supporting sentences or facts, summary or transition sentence.
2) 2nd most relevant point: Topic Sentence, three supporting sentences or facts, summary or transition sentence.
3) 3rd most relevant point: Topic Sentence, three supporting sentences or facts, summary or transition sentence.
1) Restate Thesis
2) Review the oints you made
3) Strong summary sentence or Reverse Hook
THURSDAY-BW: Pretend you have gone back to the First Thanksgiving and you are trying to describe to the colonists and Indians what your ideal Thanksgiving Dinner would have on the menu. Give many details to provide imagery including SENSORY details!
Finding Good Sources, Start Activity Page, I will be checking for 1/2 pages due tomorrow along with journals and reading logs. If you do the journals correctly, we will not write them in December. Essay Re-Test is tomorrow! Study! The information is above if you forgot yours. ALL makeup work is due tomorrow.
FRIDAY-BW: Imagine the first Thanksgiving Dinner. Describe what you pictured. Explain why you think your Thanksgiving Dinner would taste better than the First Thanksgiving's fish, waterfowl, venison, ham, lobster, clams, berries, pumpkin, corncakes, and squash.
Which of their foods would you try? Why?
Essay Re-Test, Finish Choosing Souces, Check 1/2 pages, logs, and journals. Today's was the last journal until next semester.
Read Journey to Topaz.
Week of October 6-10
Videos about citations to watch:
MONDAY-BW: Pop Quiz-List the parts of a 5 paragraph essay and what is required in each. Tell what each element needs.
Highlight all information in essay that came from the articles. Do you have enough original thought? Even paraphrased or summarized information nees a citation. Watch videos on Paraphrasing to see how information needs to be changed. Add in-text citations to essays using the author's last name and page number in parenthesis. Ex. (Vieth 2-3)
TUESDAY-BW: List the parts of the essay and explain what each must contain. Study the ones you missed!
Create a Work Cited page for your essay. Follow the format we discussed and wrote on the board. Use both sources in your Work Cited page. Follow the directions for spacing, indenting, and setup. Turn in essay with all preparatory work.
WEDNESDAY-BW: Practice listing and describing the parts of a 5 paragraph essay. Write about your favorite folk tale.
Red Text- Read about types of traditional stories aka folklore or folk tales. List them in your notebook and write the characteristics for each. We will add fairy tales at a later time. Read the model excerpts and discusss. Talk about culture in folk tales. find examples in the excerpt models. Read Echo, anwer guide questions and discus. Read the Intro two pages before "Prometheus". Read the story and answer these questions on pp. 644, 1,2 6, and 9- (use Prometheus, essential question on 432) 645 do the top 5 and the bottom 5. (Substitute teacher today)
THURSDAY-BW: Practice listing and describing the parts of an essay. Finish any work from yesterday, check questions. Check Work Cited page. (1st block write citations and check) Start on Map-reading skills exercise. Begin reading "Spectral Visions at Spiro Mounds". GET LOGS SIGNED and JOURNALS WRITTEN!
FRIDAY-BW; Write about a veteran you know. How has their service made your life better?
Essay Test If you fail you must study and retake next week. Bonus Citation: Make a Work Cited page for these two magazine articles:
The Boston Chowder May 2008 The Waxahachie Chronicle April 8, 2016
"What's in your Soup?" by Jan Gross "Building a Better Community" by Joanna Gaines
pages49-51 pg 18
Week of October 30 - November 3
Articles are after "Friday"
MONDAY-BW: Make sure your graphic organizer is completed. Draw lines between the topics that are related. Think about something from the articles that you could use as a hook.
Link for the powerpoint download. We will use this format to write our essay this week. Today we went through the Intro Paragraph and began the first body paragraph together. Students were to finish the first body paragraph on their own.
TUESDAY-BW: Write about something that would be really scary!
Cherokee Lighthorse ghost story/prediction, The Lost Cave with the Iron Door (We will finish the essay tomorrow. Be ready!)
WEDNESDAY-BW: What does 1-3-1 mean? What are the parts of the Introductory paragraph? Where do the three things go that will be the topics of the body paragraphs? Which of them comes first? What reflects the Introductory paragraph in reverse? What do you do to the thesis in the last paragraph?
Finish writing the Prescription Drug Abuse Informational Essay.
Revise your paper, Don't forget to fill out the peer revision column and mark your corrections with the number of the problem corrected.
Make sure your journal over your reading for this week is written: 1/2 page summary, 1/2 reflection, and be sure to TAG it in you introductory sentence. Dates must be on all journal writing. Get your reading log filled out and signed! remember, 250 pages are due 11/17!
FRIDAY-BW: Review Self Editing page.
Peer Editing-switch papers with another student. Compare their marks with your own. Make corrections. If you choose to type your final copy, you may do so over the weekend. We will do a works-cited page on Monday for your essay.
Check reading logs/journals as time allows.
Death of a Sooner: Sorry that the website was having trouble-I have been unable to save the copied text. Please try the website below again. It has worked for me at home and at school.
Week of October 23-27
MONDAY-BW: Free Write 1/2 Page
Find a Nursery Rhyme to work with. Look at the rhyme scheme and the number of syllables and change the words to match this pattern, only tell an anti-drug story like "The House that Crack Built" When finished, make a final copy on white paper, illustrate, and color for our "No Drugs" book. Portrait style works better than landscape for this. Credit the rhyme that inspired you on it so that you aren't plagiarizing anything.
WEDNESDAY-BW: Analyze the nonfiction article "Death of a Sooner" (Don't use the State of Addiction Article) Find and give the an example of each from the story for these items:
4. Text Feature
Read and Discuss Death of a Sooner. Summarzie the story in 25 words or less being sure to include the most important information.
1. an authority and their title 2. a citation 3. a statistic 4. an anecdote 5. a quotation
Read and Discuss "State of Addiction". Compare and Contrast with "Death of a Sooner" Prepare to write an informational article using these two sources by filling out the Graphic Organizer. Watch Video and Journal about your reaction to it. ( If Time)
Get your log filled out and signed for tomorrow! Write a one page journal over what you read since you left for fall break. It needs 1/2 page summary, and 1/2 page reflection and discussion.
FRIDAY-BW: Watch Videos, write about your thoughts in your journal. Bonus: Find which state was #1 in prescription drug overdoses in 2016.
Silent Reading-I will be conferencing with students as you read and will check reading logs and 1 page reading journals.
Prizes for 1st Quarter Reading Winners!
Week of October 16
MONDAY-BW: Revise and Edit Rough Drafts of Scary Narratives. Final Copy Due Tomorrow!
TUESDAY-BW: Make Cover Page for your Scary Narrative. Must contain: Story Title, Full Name, Hour, Mrs. Rowe-ELA. You may decorate it to go with your story. Staple together in this order from the top: Cover Page, Final Copy, Corrected Rough Draft, Plot Map, Character Profiles for Protagonist and Antagonist.
CFA Quarterly Test 1
Have a wonderful Fall Break!
WEDNESDAY-BW: Fall Break
THURSDAY-BW: Fall Break
FRIDAY-BW: Fall Break
October 12, 2017
Hello Parents and Students! I am back! I will be updating this, so check frequently for assignments and work.
****1st Quarter Reading Logs with at least 500 pages due tomorrow!****
Thursday-BW: In your journal create a list of ten things that frighten you the most and explain why each is scary.
Characterization-Make a character profile for Red Chief using sentences from the text. Don't forget quotation marks!
Thou Shalt Steal when using characterization!
Speech is how the character speaks and things they say that show what they are like.
Thoughts are the things the character thinks about or has on their mind that show what they are like.
Effect on Other Characters is the way other characters react to or perceive the character.
Actions are the things the character does that tell something about them.
Looks are the way physical characteristics tell you something about the character.
When the author or narrator tells you directly what the character is like.
The first five are indirect characterization. The last one is direct!
We will be writing a first person narrative that can be entered into the Scary Story Contest in the Library.
Today we Studied how to create a scary story and brainstormed to get ideas. We also used our lists from today's journal.
Students need to make character profiles for the antagonist and the protagonist and a plot map for their narrative. We will work on these in class tomorrow. They are due on Monday.
Link to what we looked at in class today:
Requirements for the Scary Story Contest:
Scary or Halloween themed short stories
All entries due by Monday October 23.
Stories must be original and single-author.
Story length: 250 word minimum - 5000 word maximum
Must include your first and last name and ELA teacher.
Must be school appropriate.
To submit your short story:
Short stories should be typed or neatly handwritten.
Typed stories may be printed out or shared with Mrs. G in Google Docs: email@example.com
Printed or handwritten stories should be turned in to Mrs. G in the Library Media Center.
Stories that are illegible (can't be read because they're too messy) will be disqualified.
Winning short story will be read on Halloween and will receive a prize!
Students need to make character profiles for the antagonist and the protagonist and a plot map for their narrative. We will work on these in class tomorrow. They are due on Monday.
FRIDAY, October 13
BW: What are some things you associate with Friday the 13th?
Turn in 1st Quarter Reading Logs
Finish Character Profiles and Plot Map
Write your rough draft.
Begin revising and editing.
I will be out for surgery starting this week for approximately 4-6 weeks. Mrs. Jene Thomas will be taking my place. She taught 8th Grade ELA here until this year. She is currently waiting for a corporate job to open up, but I am so lucky to have her available to fill in for me. I feel great leaving the kids in her hands.
Hoping to be back soon!
WEEK OF AUGUST 29 - SEPTEMBER 1
WEEK OF AUGUST 21-25
MONDAY-BW: What would you do if you lived in a place where the sun never shone and it always rained?
TUESDAY-BW: Free Write-your choice of topic.
Be sure you have the vocabulary words copied in your notebook.
DRTA Page-collaborate with a partner to determine the best anwers. Explain how the pairs of similes and metaphors are similar.
Go over rules.
WEDNESDAY-BW: Read Syllabus, Fill out Reading Log
Check DRTA Page, correct, turn in. Finish "All Summer in A Day" video and write a compare/contrast paragraph about it in your journal using specific details from the story and movie. Tell which one you liked best and give examples to support it.
THURSDAY-BW: Journal" What do you do to impress people?" List the 5 parts of Plot and identify what happens in each in the novel "All Summer in a Day"
Background for Gary Soto, author of "Seventh Grade" (in text)
Read "Seventh Grade" and look for the parts of plot and where each begins and ends.
Make a plot cartoon with a scene from each part of the plot for "Seventh Grade" and label the parts of the plot.
FRIDAY-BW: Define Narrative Essay, informational article, and voice. We will be reading two examples of narrative essays written by two famous writers describing their first attempts at dating. We will read an informational article over the effects of dating and will write a compare and contrast paragraph over the two styles. Journal Assignment: Write a narrative essay over the first time you did something. Try to copy the funny style of the authors. Find your "voice".
Be sure your reading log is filled out and signed. We will write a practice journal.
MONDAY-BW: Get Graphic Organizer ready; brainstorm on some "hooks" you could use to introduce your essay
Essay Writing Powerpoint and discussion
Begin composing essay as a group.
Thesis Statement = Topic + details + three support topics
Compose a thesis statement that includes your three main support categories of facts. Create a hook to draw in your reader that leads to your thesis. Compose a transition sentence that explains your hook and ties it to the thesis.
Body Paragraph 1 will be about your first topic. Be sure the most important topic comes first in the series. Write a topic sentence, and discuss at least 3 points you want to make to support it from the story. Be sure to add your own words to the paragraph.
Body Paragraph 2 will be the second topic-do like the first one.
Body Paragraph 3 will be the third topic-do like the other two.
Restate your thesis in different words
Review the points you made
End with a strong summary sentence or call to action.
We will continue to work on this essay in class.
By Rob Collins | June 28,
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pronounced dead less than a week after earning his diploma. The athlete, who
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headlines. Last month, a Minnesota Medical Examiner ruled the accidental death
of New York Rangers hockey enforcer Derek Boogaard was caused by a mix of
alcohol and the painkiller oxycodone. Quarterback Erik Ainge, now with the New
York Jets, in March admitted he was addicted to painkillers as a senior at
Tennessee, according to ESPN.com. In the 1990s, NFL quarterback Brett Favre
admitted being addicted to Vicodin, which is hydrocodone combined with
16.9pt;background:white'>Educating Oklahomans on painkiller abuse is literally a matter of life and death, according to Jim Priest, the executive director of the Oklahoma City-based nonprofit Fighting Addiction Through Education. Box’s recent passing has raised the issue in the Oklahoma public’s mind.
16.9pt;background:white'>“I don’t have enough information yet to comment about Austin’s situation, but I’m not surprised by Pastor Burleson’s comments,” said Priest, the 2010 Democratic nominee for attorney general. “A lot of athletes play hurt, and some play when they are seriously injured. Most athletes are very competitive, and they want to be on the field with their team. That’s why they’re willing to take meds to deal with the pain.”
16.9pt;background:white'>PLAYING WITH PAIN
The hurting began at an early age for Box. During his funeral,
Burleson said he remembered when the Enid High School standout literally broke
his back as a sophomore.
16.9pt;background:white'>“And under doctors’ care, management for his pain began,” Burleson said.
16.9pt;background:white'>Box was a multisport superstar in high school. Despite a
dislocated elbow, Box led the Enid Plainsmen to the Class 6A state title game
as a senior in 2006, when he was named a Parade All- American
16.9pt;background:white'>“Austin is arguably the greatest high school football player that this state has produced,” said former Enid football coach Tom Cobble at the funeral. His son, J.T., served as one of Box’s pallbearers.
white'>Burleson, who said the Box family had no comment and is awaiting the release of the medical examiner’s report, compared football to warfare at the funeral. The pastor said he had witnessed Austin battle through multiple injuries.
16.9pt;background:white'>“Many of you may not understand the significance of his other injuries — the surgery that he had a year ago,” Burleson said. “Think about this now: All of us who are friends, we could tell when he was hurting. Mom and Dad could tell when Austin was hurting in his back.
16.9pt;background:white'>“On the field, he had that walk where he’d stick his chest out a little bit and you could tell something was bothering him. Try to play middle line backer for the University of Oklahoma with a back like that.”
16.9pt;background:white'>Off the field, Box had issues. As a redshirt freshman, the
linebacker was cited for outraging public decency in Norman. He also was
arrested early last year for disorderly conduct in Bricktown for allegedly
urinating on bar stools, according to The Oklahoman.
16.9pt;background:white'>“These brushes with the law haven’t just happened since Box has been at college, a time when many kids
are away from home for the first time and may do things as they stretch
the limits of their newfound freedom,” wrote Kevin Hassler, associate
editor of the Enid News & Eagle, in a 2010 column after the second
incident. “Box’s run-ins with the law have been well-documented and
began when he was in high school.”
field at OU, Box
dealt with an array of ailments. Plagued with elbow and knee injuries
his first two seasons, Box reportedly endured relentless back pain that
required him to rest for five games.
16.9pt;background:white'>His suffering did not subside, forcing hospitalization, according
to a 2010
Oklahoman article. Last August, Sooner linebacker Travis Lewis said he
empathized with Box. The ex-Enid star had been playing with the first
team before sustaining a back injury.
was finally 100 percent healthy,” Lewis told The Oklahoman. “It was
unfortunate with the back injury because he was ready for a breakout
16.9pt;background:white'>Teammate Lewis said he didn’t realize the severity of pain that Box experienced during fall camp.
had been saying all along his back hurt,” Lewis told The Oklahoman. “We
all have aches and pains. It wasn’t until after the scrimmage, when his
leg went a little numb, he thought it was something serious. He was on
some ibuprofen and Tylenol until then. He didn’t think it was serious
until he got the MRI.”
16.9pt;background:white'>OU head coach Bob Stoops confirmed Box would miss six weeks with a “disc issue” in his back, The Oklahoman reported.
16.9pt;background:white'>“He’s frustrated,” Venables told the paper. “He’s invested a lot in this program. … But he’ll battle back.
white'>Sounds like something to be optimistic, that it’s a manageable
situation. He just needs a little bit of time to fight through it.”
the service, Stoops remembered Box as soldiering on, bringing joy to
his teammates and helping the Sooners win Big 12 championships.
think it’s well-documented as well, the variety of injuries — both
dislocated his elbow his senior year and fought back and helped them
again to make history at Enid High in the football program — to the
variety of injuries, knees,” Venables said at the funeral.
16.9pt;background:white'>“I lose count of all the injuries he had, ending with the back injury.”
16.9pt;background:white'>‘OUR BROTHER’S KEEPER’
Priest said painkillers are accessible and, when abused, deadly, posing a
significant problem for both athletes and the general population.
drugs can be very helpful, but also very dangerous,” he said. “They are
a sharp, two-edged sword and have to be used cautiously and only as
prescribed by your personal physician.”
16.9pt;background:white'>Painkillers are the most commonly abused prescription drug, he
age group 17-25 abuses OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin more often
than any other prescription,” he said. “Young people have said they
think it is safer to use prescription drugs than ‘street drugs’ because a
doctor prescribed it.”
16.9pt;background:white'>Everyone needs to be aware of the risks involved with athletes
using painkillers, Priest said.
athletes themselves need to pay attention to their own behavior and not
be reluctant to ask for help if and when they need it,” Priest said.
“But we can’t always be objective about our own situation. That’s why
friends, coaches, family members, pastors — anyone close to an athlete —
need to take the initiative when they see an athlete with a problem
developing, whether it’s prescription drugs, alcohol or some other kind
of drug. In this arena especially, we are our brother’s keeper.”
role does the NCAA play in monitoring painkiller usage by college
athletes? Mary Wilfert, the NCAA’s associate director of health and
safety, said this is a medical issue between health care provider and
16.9pt;background:white'>“These are not banned substances, so the NCAA does not have a regulatory role,” Wilfert said.
16.9pt;background:white'>Monitoring falls to institutions, Wilfert said, along with
professional, legal and ethical regulatory bodies.
physicians who are employees of the institution would also be looking
at institutional policy, in addition to those policies that are part of
their medical licensure,” she said.
is medication administered to athletes on scholarship and who writes
the prescriptions? Kenny Mossman, OU’s senior associate athletic
director for communications, said the university’s Department of
Intercollegiate Athletics does not maintain any Schedule II or III
narcotic pain medication in its formulary, either oral or injection.
of these medications is per case-referral to a physician for
post-operative pain or pain that may otherwise require hospitalization
with administration occurring in the course of the physician’s private
practice,” Mossman said. “That is in keeping with a normal
16.9pt;background:white'>The NCAA does have a bylaw that reflects the institutional
to assure medical professionals are providing according to medical
licensure, Wilfert said. The NCAA’s Committee on Competitive Safeguards
and Medical Aspects of Sports has discussed painkillers on various
occasions, and the outcome was to add some questions to the NCAA survey
on substance abuse in 2009.
NCAA provides training, resources and opportunities for institutional
staff to educate student athletes. Independent of a national NCAA
program, Wilfert said, many institutions also do their own drug testing.
16.9pt;background:white'>“It’s very appropriate that it be handled at the local level,” she said.
16.9pt;background:white'>What responsibility does the university have when behavioral
problems are developing that could be related to substance abuse?
16.9pt;background:white'>“Most universities, including OU, take an active role in counseling student-athletes,” Mossman said.
services that are provided are comprehensive and involve highly
qualified individuals. As an example, OU was among the first
universities in the country to employ a licensed psychologist on its
athletics staff, and now there are seven counselors available
exclusively for student-athletes. They are not the sole counselors used
by the department, but those positions illustrate the depth of
16.9pt;background:white'>However, Priest said it’s hard to believe the NCAA isn’t providing more oversight.
directors and coaches should be directly involved in monitoring the use
of painkillers by their athletes because it’s so directly related to
sports injuries and because its danger is subtle,” he said. “College
athletes’ use of prescription drugs should be monitored and tested by
their universities and coaches, in particular, need to have very strong
and direct conversations with their athletes about this issue.”
- 7-12 - Student number + last name (up to 20 characters)
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How to Format a MLA Works Cited List in MLA 7
Format of the MLA Works Cited Page in MLA 7
- The Works Cited list typically appears at the end of a paper.
- Name the page “Works Cited.” While “Bibliography” and “Literature Cited” are sometimes used, Works Cited is often the most appropriate.
- An Annotated Bibliography is different than a Works Cited list. An annotated bibliography includes brief summaries and evaluations of the sources. Check out our page on Annotated Bibliographies to learn more.
- Make the Works Cited page the next consecutive page number. If the last page of your project is page 12, the Works Cited list will be page 13.
Format of the Paper:
- Use one-inch margins around the paper. Double-space the entire document.
- Place the title of the page (Works Cited) in the center of the page, an inch from the top.
- Create a double space between the title (Works Cited) and the first citation.
- Each citation should start on the left margin (one inch from the side of the paper).
- For longer citations, indent the second and any subsequent lines one half inch from the beginning of the citation. This is called a hanging citation.
Example of a hanging citation:
Kondo¯, Marie. The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese
Art of Decluttering and Organizing. New York: Ten Speed,
Format of Citations:
- Place citations in alphabetical order by the author’s last name. If there are two works by the same author, alphabetize by the last name of the second author (if there is one). If there is only the single author, alphabetize by the title of the work.
Just so you know:
MO does NOT mean Mother’s Octopus. (Mom always had strange pets).
It does NOT mean Maroinette Operator, which is someone who pulls the strings on your puppets.
It does NOT mean Mouse Oven, which is a small kitchen appliance for baking those delicious little rodents.
It does NOT mean Militant Ogres, who are mythical creatures with attitude problems.
It DOES stand for Modus Operandi, a Latin phrase that refers to a pattern of procedure. It is most commonly used by law enforcement to describe the predictable way a criminal commits crimes.
“Look, there’s a rose on the pillow of the murder victim. That’s the MO of Freddie “The Florist” Ferraro. He must be out of prison and back on the streets.”
I did not get the papers down to the office. I had a kid drink Valve Oil in class today and was busy with him and the nurse and just forgot. I'll try to copy them, but I am afraid they won't, so I will try to attach pictures and he can write on paper.
The background info is on the webpage link on my page for Tuesday. There is a bio of Conan Doyle and how he invented Sherlock, six short clips under it on the website, and a video of the real person Sherlock Holmes was based on. He can watch them and take a few notes. Then we start the assignment below:
First: Divide a paper into three columns. Label them Fact, Opinion, and Reasoned Judgement. As you watch the video clips below, you will try to solve the murder of Victor Savage. You will be looking for a motive (why?), the means (how?), and the opportunity (when?). Cops call this the MMO. There is also the MO for modus operandi which means the mode of operation and describe traits of certain criminals.
You will gather anything that could be a clue as to who, why, and how, and will sort them into the appropriate column Of Fact, Opinion, or Reasoned Judgement (can't be proved, but there is something that can be proven that would lead you to conclude it is true. Ex. Penrose Fisher examines the body and finds no breaks in the skin except for an insect bite. He makes a judgment that no human was involved as there was no sign of human interference. Judgements can be wrong as they are based on inference. They are also called circumstantial evidence.)
After you collect evidence, arrange it on the forensic chart and answer the back, drawing conclusions about the information.
W Pt.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9zBxkOIVI8
atch these three parts and look for anything that could be evidence in solving the murder of Victor Savage. Write it down and sort into the proper columns.
After you have finished, Fill out the evidence chart for your suspects, then the other forensics papers. When you have decided your top suspect, how they killed Victor, where, and why they would do it, and have a 2nd best suspect, you will fill out the Argument Organizer. The claim is who you believe did it. _____murdered Victor Savage by_____________because________________. The reasons are the three areas you will discuss as evidence, motive, means, and opportunity. You will have on paragraph over motive, one on means and opportunity, and one with a counterclaim (your second best suspect and their MMO) and a rebuttal in it (why the other one is the real killer and that suspect isn't. Then you will write a closing paragraph when you are done. It will be written as an essay and will be your closing argument against your suspect. You will present it to the class (we are doing it Monday). When you get ready to write, it will be laid out like the diagram below:
Intro par. Hook (can be a gruesome detail or telling how great a person Victor was or both) your claim, (Suspect and MMO) and the three areas of evidence you will use to prove this. (mention Motive, means, and opportunity)
1st body paragraph will be evidence about the motive (Why?). 2nd body par. is about the means (how) and the opportunity (when/where) he used to kill Victor ad any details about what happened. Those two par. should tell the story or what happened. The 3rd body par. is the counterclaim, (2nd suspect) "You might think that------- could have been the killer, by----, etc. However, ..... ( you give the reasons why your 1st choicwe is the one and this one is not.)
WEEK OF AUGUST 17-18
THURSDAY- Selfie Page, Class Meme Rules
FRIDAY-BW: Your First Day vs. Your Expectations
Interest Inventory, game, NASA Website article analysis
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THIS CLASS:
1 Composition Notebook
1 Spiral or Binder
May 17-Field Trip to Bombing Memorial MAY 19-ALL BOOKS TURNED IN AND PAGES ARE DUE - Final Test May 24
MONDAY- OKC Bombing Videos, Gates Test Make-ups, make sure all work from last week is turned in or ready to grade: McVeigh Cause and Effect Timeline, The Outsiders Review, Eulogy
TUESDAY-Finish 60 Minutes Interview from SS, Special Report of Bombing 1st hour-Heroes page, read OK Bombing Calamities Story (finish questions after trip) 3rd and 7th-Oklahoma Bombing Calamities packet, questions.(Do Heroes Packet after trip)
WEDNESDAY-OKC Bombing Memorial Field Trip
THURSDAY- Fin. and Check OKC Bombing Questions, Heroes page, Write Poetry about impressions of the Memorial, write about your opinion of the field trip and what you learned from it.
FRIDAY- All Pages and books are due. Reward for returning missing class materials and books.
UPCOMING DATES: May 10-Socs vs Greasers dress-up activity day
May 12, Freaky Friday, May 17-Field Trip to Bombing Memorial MAY 19-ALL BOOKS TURNED IN AND PAGES ARE DUE
MONDAY-Go over Eulogy Rough Draft-Due tomorrow. Discuss Socs vs Greasers Day on Wed.
Make a timeline of his life and show the cause and effect that turned him from an outgoing kid to a war hero to a mass murderer.
TUESDAY-(Mrs. Rowe is at Curriculum Mapping today.)
Revise and Proofread your rough draft of your Eulogy. Write a corrected final copy on paper, staple to the revised rough draft, and turn in. Work on "The Outsiders" Review Page.
DON'T FORGET TO DRESS UP TOMORROW! GREASERS VS SOCS DAY!!
BRING SIDEWALK CHALK IF YOU HAVE ANY OR CAN GET SOME!
WEDNESDAY-GREASERS VS SOCS DAY
Sidewalk Chalk Poetry and Art, Soc and Greasers Dodgeball, Cheezit 60's dialect and slang
THURSDAY- Gates Testing (Reading Test)
FRIDAY-FUN DAY-I will check Logs on Monday!
ALL PAGES AND MY LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE NEXT WEEK!
MAY 1-5 FIELD TRIP FORMS MUST BE TURNED IN!
MONDAY-BW: Write about your weekend in your Journal
Turn in exposition and Pony's Hero Journey. Present Expositions. Finish Movie
TUESDAY-BW: Read Library Book/Make-up day for all Outsiders work.
Watch the castting for the film, 25th Anniversary Retrospective.
WEDNESDAY-BW:What are Outsiders? Name some in your society.
S.E. Hinton Videos
Read S.E. Hinton Bio-answer questions
How a Rap Star is saving the Outsiders' House
Introduce The Outsiders Eulogy Assignment
THURSDAY-BW: Tapestry-The Oklahoma Bombing
Symbols and Media
FRIDAY-BW: Read, return books, Check Logs.
Work on The Outsiders Eulogy Assignment
MONDAY-BW: Check Understanding 1-10 (front only)
1-2 Read Ch. 9-10, timeline, dialect dictionary
3-4 Ch. 9-11, timeline, dialect dictionary,
7-8 Finished Book
TUESDAY-BW: Check for Understanding (Back)
Read Interview with SE Hinton-discuss her plot devices and writing. Make a diagram and begin tracing Pony's journey on the Hero's Journey
WEDNESDAY-BW: Simile and Metaphor from The Outsiders.
Finish reading the story. Watch the exposition of the movie.
Turn in Pony's Hero's Journey
THURSDAY-BW: Analyze "Nothing Gold Can Stay"
Re-Read Ch. 1, plan your own exposition. (brainstorm, rough draft)
Work on writing expositions. Due at end of period-homework if not done.
MONDAY-BW: Sizing it Up
Map the social groups of the school. Connect those with conflicts wtih a red line, those that are friendly with a green line, and those that are indifferent or ignore each other with a yellow line.
Take notes over Schema for "The Outsiders"
Section 1 Outsiders Vocabulary Words - Vocabulary words are acquired, clammy, disgrace, gingerly, indicentally, nonchalantly, incredulaous, rarities, roguishly, sagely, sympathetic, unfathomable.
TUESDAY-BW: Pre-reading Book Starter Page-use novel to fill it out. Read Chapter 1, noticing how the author use elements of characterization to build her characters in the exposition. Do "Ponyboy's World" on the back of the page to find parallels to your world. Work on Character Study page. Find information to detail each character from Chapter 1. Use the STEAL and direct statements that are in Ch. 1. It is easier if you do it one page at a time and write everything from that page on the characters on it for each page so you only go through it once.
WEDNESDAY-BW: Finish Character Study over Ch.1. Go over vocabulary words. Discuss drive-in movies. Read Chapters 2-3. Predict what will happen next;. Make a 60's Idioms and Slang Dictionary.
THURSDAY-BW: 1-2 and 3-4, read to the end of Chapter 3 and write a prediction about what will happen next. 7-8 Write a prediction about what will happen next.
All hours-work on Dialect Dictionaries of 60's slang and idioms when done.
Read and Discuss Chapters 4-5. Make a timeline of the events so far in the story.
MONDAY-BW: Present and turn in Book Character Projects. Check Reading Logs and Notebooks.
Work on "The Hero's Journey" Analysis for Alex Rider: Stormbreaker.
TUESDAY-BW: Write about a character that followed the Hero's Journey from a book, show, or movie you are familiar with.
Finish watching "Alex Rider: Stormbreaker" and complete the questions on The Hero's Journey page. On half the back, draw a circle and make a diagram to show Alex's journey with specific events (look at the one on front for guidance). On the other half, Make a Plot Map to show the progression of the story. Link to movie is below:
WEDNESDAY-BW: What is the difference in a hero and an antihero? What makes a true hero?
Finish "A Hero's Journey" assignment.
Read "Exploring the Titanic" from the textbook.pg.98
THURSDAY-BW: How do you think you would react in a disaster?/Turn in Hero's Journey
Watch video and Finish "Exploring the Titanic". Titanic Quiz
FRIDAY-BW: WEEKEND ASSIGNMENT: BACKGROUND RESEARCH FOR "THE OUTSIDERS" Research the early-mid 1960's fashions, lifestyles, music, "greasers", madras clothing, Mustangs, Corvairs, Social Services, etc.
Did a fire cause the Titanic to sink?
Experts split on possibilities of bodies:
Titanic Q & A:
The Clothes meant survival or death.
For the Conspiracy Theory fans...(Yes, you, Jay.)
APRIL 3-7 OCCT TEST FOR ELA IS: Thursday, 7-8th hour AM Friday, 3-4th AM
1-2nd hour PM
PLAY ONLINE TEST PREP GAMES FOR BONUS! USE LINKS FROM LAST WEEK OR ON THE SIDE OF THIS PAGE.
MONDAY-BW: Grammar Practice Pages, selecting the correct usage, identifying mistakes.
Word Roots and Affixes Packet (due tomorrow) Study your study guide pages I have given you over English, Vocabulary of Terms, and Tips and Tricks.
Colon and Semi-Colon Video links:
TUESDAY-BW: Word Root multiple choice practice, Homonyms, homophones, and homographs page. Identifying Text Structures page.
WEDNESDAY-BW: Review Test Skills, Videos, Kahoot
Practice Test, Using Inference story
1-2 and 7-8 test
3-4 tests tomorrow morning
All classes-Character analysis book reports. Read Library Books
We will grade Reading Logs and Bell Work on Monday due to testing today.
They had a form that you fold to make the face. On the Outside, they had to add details and color to make it look like a character from the book. They were to list things that the character does around the picture and also put the title, author, and genre. Inside, they were to write in first person having the character five an analysis in which they explain what they are like, what their life is like, describe themself, tell their thoughts and motivations along with their goals.
MARCH 27-31 Play practice games at home for bonus! Testing is April 6-7!
MONDAY-BW: Review Clauses and Phrases
Check What is a Clause? Page; Go over Complex and Complex-Compound page. Finish Graphics practice page, check if time. Check Poetry Quiz. Students missing more than 5 must retake Friday. Terms may be on the state test.
TUESDAY-BW: Connotations and Denotations
Grade and go over work from previous days
Adjective, Adverb, and Noun Clauses
WEDNESDAY-BW: The Balladeer and Making Inferences
Work on reviewing clauses and adjective and adverb clauses, start on prepositions if time.
THURSDAY-BW: Maze Test
Review clauses, phrases, work on prepositional phrases
If gone tomorrow-look on this page and do the links I will post! The test is next week!
NEED HELP WITH PREPOSITIONS? LOOK AT THIS WEBSITE.
FRIDAY-BW: Finish Prepositions if you have not yet done so.
To access the practice questions, click on the following URL:
Grades 6-8 Practice Questions Login:
Study the information above, then do the activities below.
GRAMMAR PRACTICE** SCROLL DOWN**DO AS MANY AS YOU CAN!
Articles a, an, the
Greek and Latin Roots
Thesis Statement Game
Prepositions and Adverbs
Adjective and Adverb Prepositions-lesson and quiz.
Fling the Teacher Game with Prepositions
Affixes Study Guide Video
Test your knowlege of affixes!
MARCH 20-24 Poetry Terms Quiz Friday!
MONDAY-BW: "Green" Poetry Review
Genres Game and Page Kahoot-introduce clauses and phrases
TUESDAY-BW: "Mother Nature" Poetry Review
Genre Scavenger Hunt Game, Kahoot Clauses Game. Clause and Phrase page
WEDNESDAY-BW: Copy Clause Information:
What is a Clause? Page
Simple = 1 Independent Clause
Compound = 2 Independent Clauses joined by comma, coordinating conjunction or semicolon ;
(Cooridinating Conjunctions FANBOYS—for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so)
Complex = 1 Independent Clause + 1 or more Dependent Clauses preceded with a subordinating Conjunction such as who, whom, whose, that , which, because, whoever, thatever, etc/)
Compound-Complex = 2 or more Independent Clauses + 1 or more Dependent Clauses.
Phrases do NOT have both a subject and a predicate. They may have either, or neither.
Clauses always have a subject and predicate.
THURSDAY-BW: Kahoot Clause Review-Simple, Compund, Complex, Compoud-Complex
FRIDAY-BW: Finish Clause Pages/Those gone Thursday can get help from friends.
Reading Graphic Material Packet.
MONDAY- Write about your favorite Dr. Seuss Quote and why you like it. Check POV page, Sneetches 1-5
1-2, Poetry Quiz, Poetry Overview of Genres, Concrete Cat, Create a Dr. Seuss type character and give it a moral or theme, Check POV
3-4 Point of View Page, Poetry Quiz, Flocabulary, Kahoot on POV
7-8 Poetry Quiz, Overview of Genres, Check POV and Sneetches
TUESDAY- Review Poetry Terms-Quiz soon!
Limerick, Haiku, Diamante, Quatrain, Cinquain, Concrete Poem, Free Verse,
metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, rhyme scheme, rhythm. Lyric Poetry,
Narrative Poetry, Epic Poetry, Ballad, Couplet, repetition, assonance, consonance, onomatopoeia, stanza, imagery, internal rhyme, hyperbole, refrain, understatement, enjambment, slant poetr, meter
BW: Check finished work: Sneetches, Sneetch Questions, Concrete Poetery Questions, Narrative Perspective. Work on Complete and Simple Subjects and Predicates
Pre-AP- Nightjohn POV.
Video about using different points of view:
Video over subject and predicates:
Video over clauses and phrases:
Compound and Complex sentences:
WEDNESDAY-Poetry Terms practice Test
Clauses, Phrases, Independent and Dependent Clauses, Subordinate Clauses,
THURSDAY- Chromebook Links: Go to 7th Grade and do all the practice tests you can on Language. Write the number and the score. If you finish, take the proficiency test 1.
Take the grade 7 test 1,2, and 3. Take the top one in the box. These are similar to what our tests may look like.
FRIDAY- Spring Break!
FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 3 ALL PAGES ARE DUE FRIDAY!
MONDAY-BW: List Reasons people like pets. Now imagine a world without them. Describe it.
Read "The Last Dog" pg. 52 Read the pre-reading pages, then the text. Do Questions: 1-8 on pg 58; all of pg. 59; grammar on pg. 60
TUESDAY-BW: Finish up questions over The Last Dog. Read when done.
1-2 Flocabulary POV go over video, practice IDing examples, rewrite story in 1st person
3-4Read Nightjohn. Notice the figurative language and dialect used in the diction.
7-8 Flocabualry was not working so we will try again tomorrow. Kahoot -Identify POV for various samples of text.
1-2 Kahoot practice in identifying POV Narrative Perspective Pages
3-4 Finish Nightjohn; Benchmark Questions Dialect Page if time.
7-8 Flocabualry Lesson, Rewrite story in 1st person. Narrative Perspective Pages
THURSDAY-BW: What is your favorite Dr. Sueus Story? Describe its themes and explain why you like it the best.
Favorite Dr. Suess Quotes, "The Sneetches" pg 285. do 5questions after it.
You may bring "Birthday Cake for Dr. Seuss". Link to download story follows:
Check "The Last Dog" questions.
Questions over "The Sneetches" :
1. A Conflict is introduced right at the beginning of this story poem.Why do the Star-Bellies feel that they are better than the Plain-Bellies? How do the Star-Bellies treat the Plain-Bellies?
2. Who is McBean? What does he say he can do for the Plain-Bellies? What does he think of the Sneetches?
3. At the end of the poem, how have the Sneetches changed?What caused them to change?
In your own words, explain this story poem's lesson or moral. Do you think it is an important lesson?
5. What real-life people behave like the Sneetches or like Sylvester McMonkey McBean?
FRIDAY-BW: Check Logs-PAGES DUE! / Retake Quizzes if necessary
Chromebooks: Encyclopedia Brittanica Scavenger Hunt
USA Test Prep
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Poetry CFA Test Friday Pages due a week from Friday!
MONDAY-Professional Development Day
TUESDAY-Poetry Vocab: Add Limerick, Haiku, Diamante, Quatrain, Cinquain, Concrete Poem, Free Verse to the other words:
metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, rhyme scheme, rhythmn Lyric Poetry,
Narrative Poetry, Epic Poetry, Ballad, Couplet,
repetition, assonance, consonance, onomatopoeia, stanza, imagery, internal rhyme, hyperbole
Nighjohn Benchmark Reveiw Test Pre-AP: Copper Sun Test
Turn in all work for theses books and any books you have.
WEDNESDAY- "Washington's Name" Article and Benchmark Review
Read and discuss "The Charge of the Light Brigade" and "The Highwayman"
THURSDAY-"The Highwayman" Poetry Analysis Page Link to the poem is above.
Assonance and Consonance pg.
FRIDAY- Check Reading Logs, Practice Quiz over "Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout"
CFA Poetry Test. Check Pre-AP discussion group work.
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MONDAY-BW: Poetry Vocab. You should have these words: metaphor, simile, personification, alliteration, rhyme scheme, rhythmn Lyric Poetry, Narrative Poetry, Epic Poetry, Ballad, Couplet,
repetition, assonance, consonance, onomatopoeia, stanza, imagery, internal rhyme, hyperbole
Write a funny Valentine Poem in Couplets and include alliteration. Mark the rhyme scheme.
1-2, 7-8, Primary Sources Booklet #1 and #2. Do PEE/Themes Page, Inference Wheel
Pre-AP: Predict what will happen to Amari and friends after they are caught helping Mrs. Derby. Read up thru page 225, Dirt and Clay, and discuss Copper Sun
TUESDAY-BW: Work on Poetry Vocab. (from Monday.)
Blind Date Book Reports, Speed Dating with books, Love Languages quiz, Shakespeare Valentines.
WEDNESDAY-BW: Work on Poetry Voc., Primary Source #3
1-2, 7-8 Decoding Dialect Page, POV/Perspective Page
Pre-AP- Read Copper Sun up to Part 11, Amari. Journal about the situation with Clay and predict what will happen next. Discuss the decision made about Clay and write a paragraph arguing if it was right or wrong. Predict what will happen to him and the children. Research Fort Mose. Trace their path from Charleston, SC on a map. How far would they have to travel to get to Fort Mose? Predict if you think they will make it or not and cite evidence.
THURSDAY-BW: Poetry Vocabulary-Look at the poem on pg. 595 and try to find an example for each term.
Pre-AP: Describe Amari's life journey so far, starting with Ziuavi. How has she grown mentally and emotionally? Who are the people who have helped her the most along the way and what did they do for her? Is she fit to withstand the journey she has undertaken?
At what point was she finally finished with her old life in Africa? Explain. Predict where you think her journey will lead. There is a plot twist ahead-make your best guess what happens!
Finish Reading the novel. When done, you will be copying Sharon Draper's style and "voice" to write another chapter to the novel. You may make it an epilogue or continue where the story stopped. Use dialogue between the characters to help tell the story. You must have several pages written for a complete chapter. This will count as a test grade.(Due Monday)
FRIDAY-BW: 1-2,7-8: Check Diction and POV (ALL)Check Reading Logs. Students will take a benchmark test and log all unfamiliar words and questions.
NO SCHOOL MONDAY-TEACHER WORK DAY
Blind Date Book Report Due by Friday
MONDAY-BW: Journal about what last happened in your novel. Discuss how the characters cope with slavery and the motivations that drive them.
1-2 and 7-8 (1st hour, finish book) Discuss Nightjohn. Look at examples of text and analyze. Identify the main theme of the novel. Complete the Themes page, and the P.E.E. page. Make a point about slavery and back it up with evidence (actual text) from the story. Explain the effect it has on the reader. Work on Blind Date Book Report when finished.
Pre-AP Work with your discussion group to answer the questions for Chapters 6-13. Each person participates, but writes their own answers in their notebook. Watch video of slave auctions. Discuss the treatment of the slaves and the insensitivity of all the white people involved. Read Ch. 13-14 and discuss the fate of the various slaves. Why did the author switch the narrative to Polly's point of view? How did Polly feel about Amari when they first met? How are they alike and different?
TUESDAY-BW: Pre-AP: Finish POV questions on back of sensory page. Compare the viewpoints for each section of the book from that of the slaves and the slave-traders. Read Chapters 15-
1-2,7-8 Fill out the inference wheel over Sarny using text quotes from the book. With a partner, plan a newspaper to report on 4-5 of the events that happened in the story.
WEDNESDAY-BW: Benchmark I Test. Write down any unknown words or terms, and any questions you did not understand. Also, list anything you want me to review.
THURSDAY-BW: Define Poetry Terms: alliteration, rhyme scheme, and rhythm
Both Classes: Watch videos to learn how to determine rhyme scheme and alliteration.
Use CUSS to identify important elements. Write a 15-word GIST statement to summarize the life of Frances Harper. Read and analyze the poem, The Slave Auction. Determine meaning, tone, and mood. Use context to decode unfamiliar words.
FRIDAY-BW: Poetry Terms: Lyric Poetry, Narrative Poetry, Epic Poetry. Ballads
Write a verse from your favorite song and label the rhyme scheme. Underline and label any similes or metaphors , and circle alliteration.
1-2, 7-8 Check Logs, Present Blind Date Book Reports. With a partner, plan a newspaper page to report on 4-5 of the events that happened in the story.Create a front page with a dateline and pictures. You may add ads, fun facts, classifieds and other features.
Read pg 165 - 187 Make a list of all actions you feel are illegal in the last few chapters. With your discussion group, View the Virginia Slave Codes to determine their legality. Also discuss the moral issues with the community. Would those actions be acceptable or looked down upon according to the customs of the time? Predict what will become of the servants after Mr. Derby finds out the truth about the baby. Research when mixed race marriages became legal in America.
Present Blind Date Books.
JANUARY 30--FEBRUARY 3
MONDAY-BW: 10min. free write, Analyzing Literature page-copy on notebook paper.
Review the Test Questions from Friday EVERYONE MUST DO THIS!
On a separate sheet of paper, do the following:
1) for each missed question, explain why the answer you picked was wrong.
2) Write the correct answer and explain why it was the best choice. Cite evidence
to support your answer.
Link to download the play, "The Dying Detective"
HONORS Class get permission slip signed!!
TUESDAY-BW: Vocabulary: Slavery, Primary Source, Secondary Source, Triangle Trade, The Middle Passage, Indentured Servants
WEDNESDAY-BW: Nightjohn Ch. 1-2, Copper Sun Ch. 1-5 Discussion Groups
THURSDAY-BW: Nightjohn 7-8 finish, 1-2 up thru 50 Copper Sun 6-13, Sights,Smells, Sounds, etc. page
FRIDAY-BW: Turn in corrected Sherlock Tests. Retest if you scored below a C.
Blind Date with a Book Project Students will take a book they have read and put it in a decorated brown paper bag for other students to check out. They may use a book of their own or one of mine they read. They MUST register the book with me and it must be age appropriate. The bag should not show the title, author, or character names and should avoid obvious give-aways (ex. drawing the mockingjay from the Hunger Games series, etc.) Requirements are below:
•Blind Date with a Book
•1. A “personal ad” or "pickup line" related to your book to convince the reader to take it.(write it first person in your book’s “voice” like it is talking to the reader)
•2. A question to “hook” a reader
•3. An intriguing quote
•4. Genre (specific)
•5. Elements of the book (5 or 6)
•6. Recommended by _(your name and the reasons why) _on the bottom of the bag or the back
These are due on Friday, but bring them as soon as you are done.
DUE TO ALL THE BAD WEATHER, WE ARE COMBINING THE SPELLING VOCABULARY TEST FROM 1-6 WITH THE SHERLOCK HOLMES VOCAB. AND STORY QUIZ ON FRIDAY.
MONDAY-Finish Case Arguments, Put Projects together in this order from the top:
Individual Detective Logs for each group member.
ALL names must be on the top page and these must be stapled together.
TUESDAY-Read "The Dying Detective " Play to discover the murderer. Complete the play questions on the worksheet.
WEDNESDAY- Finish the Facts, Opinions, Reasoned Judgments page. On the context clues, label the part of speech of the underlined word, circle clues, and write what you think the meaing is that would fit below. DO NOT use a dictionary or it is an F. Context clues mean you figure it out.
Read article "Could You Think Like Sherlock Holmes"? Circle unknown words, underline details, Start the main ideas that would have to be in their if you summarized. Write a summary sentence to get the gist of the article in only 12 words. On the back, visualize what's in your brain attic. Draw and color it.
THURSDAY-Finish Brain Attic page, check Fact, Opinion, Reasoned Judgment Page, Review for Unit 1 Spelling and Vocabulary test delayed by snow days, and Sherlock Holmes Vocabulary and Unit Test.
Links to Kahoot Games:
FRIDAY- Unit 1 Spelling and Vocabulary Test, Sherlock Vocabulary and Test
Get reading log signed!
MONDAY-BW: MLK DAY
TUESDAY-BW: Correct Mistakes and Plagiarism in Suez Crisis Essays Make a T-Chart for the Argumentative Essay Response to "What Every Student Needs to Know". (Article is below on last week) Write the thesis across the top. Label the two columns Agree and Disagree. Give evidence from the story that supports the thesis that you agree with in one column and that you don't agree with in the other. Evaluate your evidence and decide if you agree or disagree with the thesis. If you do agree, you will be writing to support that thesis. If you disagree, your thesis will be about what you feel is the most important thing you learn in school. You will Write three paragraphs using this format:
Transition Sentence to Explain the Hook
Body Paragraph: For a 5 paragraph essay, separate the evidence into three paragraphs.
Three evidence statements
Restate the thesis
Review your evidence
End with a Call to Action
Use the Evaluation Page to check your essay. Make corrections, staple them, and turn it in.
Argumentative Essay Evaluation
Write Y for Yes, N for No, and S for Some (note what beside it)
____Intro Par. has an interesting hook.
____Intro Par. has an explanatory transition sentence connecting hook and thesis
____Intro Par. has a clear thesis (argument)
____Body Par. has three distinct support points. (evidence)
____Body Par. has transition words to lead to counterclaim.
____Body Par. has a clear counterclaim (other side of argument)
____Body Par. has a clear rebuttal that tells why thesis is right and counter claim
____Closing Par. has the thesis restated differently than above.
____Closing Par. reviews the evidence.
____Closing Par. ends with a call for action.
____Each Paragraph was indented.
____All sentences start with capitals.
____All sentences have punctuation at the end.
____If I copied quotes directly from the article, they were cited.
WEDNESDAY-BW: Note-taking and Schema for Sherlock Holmes Unit.
Divide a page into quarters with a circle in the middle. In the circle, write the author's name. Arthur Conan Doyle. Label the Quarters with these Titles: Early Life, How Doyle Created Sherlock, Other things Doyle did and was known for, Doyle and Sherlock's contributions to Forensic Science.
Take Notes from the sections of the two biographies.
You will be tested on these words next week, along with the characteristics of the mystery genre. Write definitions for each.
Vocabulary: forensic science, sleuth, fact, opinion, reasoned judgment, MMO, red herring, incubation, implore, remonstrance, corroborate, pathological, complaint (not the gripe kind) masterful
Elements of the Mystery Genre:
1. Crime 2. Variety of Characters 3. Clues 4.Worthy Opponent 5. Red Herrings 6. Logical Solution
The Real Sherlock Holmes: Dr. Joseph Bell
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Biography
Also look at Doyle's biography and the video clips on Biography.com.
Video Clips are at the bottom of the biography.
Sherlock Holmes Movie Trailers-Just for fun!
THURSDAY: Set up Detective's Log: turn page sideways. Divide into three Columns. Label them facts, opinions, and reasoned judgments. As you watch the movie, sort your clues into the columns. Leave a space across the bottom to list your hypothesis about who killed Victor Savage and how they did it. Get with a partner and compare clues. Discuss possible motives, means, and opportunity for your suspects. Make a chart to compare them.
FRIDAY-BW: Add new vocabulary words to your list and define (they are listed above with the other words on Wednesday.
Work with a forensics group to complete an evidence chart, suspect bios, an evidence sheet, and put together a plan for your Case Argument.
When you have agreed on your suspect, write your case argument to present using the Argumentative Writing outline above. Write it as a 5 paragraph essay and list your evidence in separate paragraphs so you can give more detail. There will be a prize for the best case argument.
BOOK REPORT AND SUEZ CRISIS ESSAY DUE THURSDAY.
MONDAY-BW: Symbolism Book Report
Suez Crisis Informational Essay-Cross Curricular with Social Studies
TUESDAY-BW: Finish and Present Book Reports
Finish Suez Crisis Essays
WEDNESDAY-BW: Finish Book Reports and Suez Crisis Essays-DUE TOMORROW!
Argumentative Writing Look at Sample Essay in Text
Read "What Students Really Need to Hear". Identify the parts of an argumentative essay.
Make a T-chart with the thesis on the crossbar and "agree" and "disagree" columns on each side. List the things from the story you agree with and the things you disagree with.
WHAT STUDENTS REALLY NEED TO HEAR
It’s 4 a.m. I’ve struggled for the last hour to go to sleep. But, I can’t. Yet again, I am tossing and turning, unable to shut down my brain. Why? Because I am stressed about my students. Really stressed. I’m so stressed that I can only think to write down what I really want to say — the real truth I’ve been needing to say — and vow to myself that I will let my students hear what I really think tomorrow.
This is what students really need to hear:
First, you need to know right now that I care about you. In fact, I care about you more than you may care about yourself. And I care not just about your grades or your test scores, but about you as a person. And, because I care, I need to be honest with you. Do I have permission to be honest with you — both in what say and how I say it?
Here’s the thing: I lose sleep because of you. Every week.
Before I tell you why, you should understand the truth about school. You see, the main event of school is not academic learning. It never has been. It never will be. And, if you find someone who is passionate in claiming that it is about academics, that person is lying to himself or herself and may genuinely believe that lie. Yes, algebra, essay writing, Spanish, the judicial process — all are important and worth knowing. But they are not the MAIN event.
The main event is learning how to deal with the harshness of life when it gets difficult — how to overcome problems as simple as a forgotten locker combination, to obnoxious peers, to gossip, to people doubting you, to asking for help in the face of self-doubt, to pushing yourself to concentrate when a million other thoughts and temptations are fingertips away.
It is your resilience in conquering the main event — adversity — that truly prepares you for life after school. Because, mark my words, school is not the most challenging time you will have in life. You will face far greater challenges than these. Sure, you will have times more amazing than you can imagine, but you will also confront incomparable tragedy, frustration, and fear in the years to come.
But, you shouldn’t be worried about the fact that you will face great adversities. You should be worried because you’re setting yourself up to fail at overcoming them. Here’s the real reason I lose hours of sleep worrying about you: You are failing the main event of school. You are quitting. You may not think you are quitting, but you are because quitting wears many masks.
For some, you quit by throwing the day away and not even trying to write a sentence or a fraction because you think it doesn’t matter or you can’t or there’s no point. But it does. What you write is not the main event. The fact that you do take charge of our own fear and doubt in order to write when you are challenged — THAT is the main event.
Some of you quit by skipping class on your free education. Being punctual to fit the mold of the classroom is not the main event of showing up. The main event is delaying your temptation and investing in your own intelligence — understanding that sometimes short-term pain creates long-term gain and that great people make sacrifices for a greater good.
For others, you quit by being rude and disrespectful to adults in the hallway who ask you to come to class. Bowing to authority is not the main event. The main event is learning how to problem solve maturely, not letting your judgment be tainted by the stains of emotion.
I see some of you quit by choosing not to take opportunities to work harder and pass a class, no matter how far down you are. The main event is not getting a number to tell you that you are worthy. The main event is pulling your crap together and making hard choices and sacrifices when things seem impossible. It is finding hope in the hopeless, courage in the chasm, guts in the grave.
What you need to see is that every time you take the easy way out, you are building a habit of quitting. And it will destroy your future and it will annihilate your happiness if you let it. Our society cares nothing for quitters. Life will let you die alone, depressed, and poor if you can’t man or woman up enough to deal with hardship. You are either the muscle or the dirt. You either take resistance and grow stronger or blow in the wind and erode.