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April 6- 9
Wednesday Wars December-January
"October" and "November" In Wednesday Wars (Hands on book)March 18-March 19Finish "September" In Wednesday WarsBegin Wednesday Wars in "Materials section" in Google Classroom: Tree Map Names, Places, & Conflicts.
Finish The Outsiders Chap 10-12 Write Critique
March 8-March 12
The Outsiders Chap 6-9
Answer Chap. 6 Ques.
February 16- March 5
The Outsiders (in Materials Section)
Make a list of the characters
Read chapters 1-5
Answer Quote 1 and Quote 2 in Classwork
INSPIRATIONAL BOOK PRESENTATION
Finish OUR TOWN
Cite the text, explain how you relate to Thorten Wilder's quote
Other quick writes
Essential Standards Test #3
February 4-5, 8
Our Town (Materials section)
Brian's Song film
Finish Brian's Song Part One and Two
Turn in writing on "Brian's Song:themes, evidence, and explanations"
January 21-22, Brian's Song ( in Materials section in Google classroom ) p.285-295
January 19-20, Second Step, Theater Games
January 14-15, Lexile Test
January 12-13, IAB Test (Reading Info Text)
January 11, 2021
Brian's Song: p282-p285 + Notes on first theme from p 285
January 6-8 2021
Book Presentation: Your name, Title of humorous (funny) book, Author, Read a sentence
"Brian's Song: Act One to last sentence on p.282 (go to "Materials" section under classroom) Read twice.
December 14-December 17
Excerpts of "A Christmas Carol"
2) George C Scott's 1984 film
3) Close Reader
PROGRESS REPORT CARD
December 7- December 11
Finish "A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley" (in materials section in google classroom)
List 4 scenes where Present takes Scrooge to learn 4 lessons.
Complete Book Presentations on Setting (time and place)
November 30-December 4
Read: "Scrooge and Marley:A Christmas Carol" in "Materials" section
1) Take 3 question quiz on Scene 1
2) Take 4 question quiz on Scene 2
3) Ghost of Christmas Past (Essay of 4 scenes Past showed Scrooge)
Book Presentation: Give setting : Time and Place.
"Thanksgiving at Rubino's" (in materials section in Google Classsroom)
1. Write a one sentence summary.
2. Write a one sentence theme.
Close Reader: "Saving the Lost"
1. Read p 31-34
2. In your Close Reader do #1-6, & Short Response. Be sure to annotate and do vocabulary words in the margin.
3. IMPORTANT: Write the main idea by citing the text with the author's name in Google Classroom.
1. Read "Mother of Thanksgiving"
2. State a fact that you learned about Thanksgiving from this play.
Second Step District Lesson Plan
Essential Standards Test #2
"The STORY Machine" Period 1 & 2 & 3 & 4: to p 65; Period 5 & 6 FINISHED.
"Cinderella" finished Period 5 & 6
Theater Games/ Conflict exercises/ Expert game
After reading "Heartbeat" p25-30 in Close reader, WRITE A DESCRIPTION OF THE CHARACTER "HEARTBEAT" and submit in google classroom to Mrs. O'Donohue for credit.
"The Story Machine" by Isaac Asimov (per 5 & 6) to p.68
Wiseman of Bagdad
October 27 : asynchronus "Heartbeat" in close reader
Lexile test Reading Inventory
Common Formative Assessment: RI.8 I can trace and evaluate an argument
"Why Exploring the Ocean is Mankind's Next Giant Leap" Collections text p.193-196; ques p. 198 1-6, vocab p 199 1-4.
from "Living in the Dark" p 201-208. Ques p210 1-6
"Once I Chased a Butterfly" summary and theme
Close Reader: Pages 67-74 "Stinging Tentacles Offer Hint of Ocean's Decline" Do ALL questions, annotations, and vocabulary. Be ready to submit any page upon Teacher request in google classroom. In Google Classroom submit: Page 74 Question 9: Reread lines 139-144. Restate what Antonio Lopez says in your own words.
Rough Draft: written in hands on journal
Revision Draft: written in hands on journal
Final Draft: submitted in Google Classroom
Theater Vocabulary Quiz (oral); Improvisations; In Materials in Google Classroom: Captain Potato
September 28-Oct. 2
9/28: Second Step Lesson : Roadblocks
9/29-9/30: IAB State Test: Research: Evaluating Sources
10/1-10/2: IAB Make up Tests
10/1-10/2: Read "A Day at the Dickersons". Write summary.
Second Book Presentation
Research State Student ID for ABI tests
WATCH YOUTUBE: "Famous Failures" and "Ordinary People Do Extraordinary Things"
Guess the people, write names of people next to your guess, when they are revealed. Choose one to write a few sentences on "who surprised you the most and why" IN YOUR JOURNAL :
CLOSE READER P 63-66 "Is Space Exploration Worth The Cost?" by Joan Vernikos:Read, annotate, look up vocabulary words definitions that are in the margin, answer all questions throughout story in complete sentences.
JFK Speech: "Dedication ofthe Aerospace Medical Health Center"
Read HARD text p. 185-188
D0 P. 190 Ques. 1-6 ( complete sentences )
D0 P 191 Ques. 1-4
Aug 31-Sept 4:
Read first short story in Close Reader, p.3, "Big Things Come in Small Packages."
Annotate story in hands-on Close Reader according to the directions in the story. p.3-12. Next, answer all questions (p.3-12) in hands on Close Reader.
Next , Listen to the on-line version of the story in our tile: (Holt MacDougal On-line My HRW) in Classlink. In google classroom write the answer to "Short Response" p. 12.August 24-28Journal WritingTheater Games Improv: Who, What, WhereConflict Exercises: 3 reasons for each sideAugust 17-21Listening Skills Test"Seventh Grade" short Respone Questions"Seventh Grade" Vocabulary sheet
August 10-14Book PresentationNavigation SkillsSYLLABUS:English Language Arts Grade 7 TEAM:
- Assignments and assessments must be finished and submitted by the time indicated for any online assignment via Google Classroom
- Any written essays/text must be in MLA Format.
- ACE Format is required for Short Response Answers
- Assessments will be assigned during and/or end of unit lessons.
90% - 100% = A
80% - 89.9% = B
70% - 79.9% = C
60% - 69.9% = D
0% - 59.9% = F
Students will have access to their grades through Aeries.
CITIZENSHIP/WORK HABITS GRADE (O, S, N, U)
- Assignments on time
- Organized and ready to go
- Courteous and helpful to classmates and teacher
- Is thoughtful before speaking and is sure that what is said is relevant to everyone
- Reliable, dependable
These grades are equally important. These grades indicate overall character, effort, organization, cooperation, and perseverance.
AT-HOME ADULT SUPPORT
Please encourage your student to complete assignments in a quiet place. Since we are not in class, your home is the classroom. We understand this task may be difficult, however, creating a routine that is similar to the school day will help your student maintain normalcy for the academic day. Manageable chunks that resemble the school day schedule may keep students from feeling overwhelmed.
Also, please encourage your student to ask questions during school and office hours. We encourage your student to be the one to reach out to the teacher with questions. We will do our best to respond in a timely manner between 7:45 AM – 2:00 PM.