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    Thursday & Friday: 1:45-2:30 

    October 26:

    Lexile test Reading Inventory

    October 18-22:

    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

    October 12-16:

    "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.

    October 5-9:

    Autobiographical Incident:

    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. 

    September 20-24

    Second Book Presentation

    Journal writing

    Theater Games

    Research State Student ID for ABI tests


    SEPTEMBER 14-18

    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.  

    September 8-12:

    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 24-28
    Journal Writing
    Theater Games Improv: Who, What, Where
    Conflict Exercises: 3  reasons for each side
    August 17-21
    Listening Skills Test
    "Seventh Grade" short Respone Questions
    "Seventh Grade" Vocabulary sheet


     August 10-14

    Book Presentation
    Navigation Skills


     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.


    • 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.


    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.