7th Grade R/W Workshop

 

Read aloud meets 7th Grade CO RW Standard 2.1.b.i & 2.3.b; read aloud is followed by a discussion of the figurative language, poetic devices, and vocabulary the author used and what effect they have on the reader.

7th grade vocabulary lessons focus  on roots, prefixes, and suffixes and meet 7th Grade CO State RW Standard 2.3.a&c.

7th grade spelling is individualized.  Students choose words from their personal spelling word study from their own writing and from a list of MS spelling demons (words typically misspelled by middle school students) CO Standard 3.3.a.ii.

7th grade grammar lessons are pulled from the GreatSource grammar workbooks with emphasis given to common grammatical errors seen in the students’ writings CO Standard 3.3)

At Home Reading Evaluated each Monday! Every middle school student should be reading 20-30 minutes every evening!

Thursday, August 17 

  • Welcome back!
  • Intro Activity- Black dot (CO Standard 1.2)
  • “Family Home” by Michelle Tillotson
  • Online writing survey
  • Classroom guidelines (including required materials– NEED BY MONDAY!)
  • Procedure- signing out books; choose novels
  • SSR

Monday, Aug. 21

  • SOTC (Status of the class)
  • Ch 1- Freak, the Mighty
  • Syllabus
  • Online Reading survey
  • Put together binders for R/W Workshop: 5 tabs labeled Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Spelling & Grammar
  • Genres for Writing & Literature
  • SSR (Begin 3 minute reading assessments)

Tuesday, Aug. 22

  • RA- Freak, the Mighty
  • Journal prep- Setting up/decorating
  • Vocab- root word packet; highlight root words you already know
  • Exit forms (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Writing workshop guidelines
  • Headings for writing pieces/writing workshop

Wednesday, Aug. 23

  • “Emerald” poem
  • Journal writing- The Five Doors
  • Hand back papers & explain Personal Spelling Lists; students will add words that they have misspelled in their papers onto their Personal Spelling Lists
  • Hand out Spelling Demons
  • RA- Freak, the Mighty
  • Writing Workshop

Thursday, Aug. 24

  • Journal- Quickwrite
  • RA: Freak, the Mighty
  • Vocab- make flashcards (5)
  • Grammar- Parts of Speech- Nouns
  • Characteristics of a Memoir; mentor text (Rd. Long Walk to Freedom p. 733)
  • SSR

Monday, Aug. 28

  • SOTC
  • Figurative Language review from last year (alliteration, personification, onomatopoeia)
  • Metaphor notes; write & share Charlie Brown metaphors (CO State Standard 2,1,b,i & 2,3,b,i)
  • Grammar- Concrete & Abstract nouns
  • RA: Freak the Mighty
  • SSR

Tuesday, Aug. 29

  • Quickwrite
  • Vocab- Practice root words
  • Simile notes & packet (CO State Standard 2,1,b,i & 2,3,b,i)
  • Spelling Word Study- Choose 5 words
  • Writing workshop
  • Sharing

Wed., Aug. 30

  • Read aloud: Freak, the Mighty
  • Metaphor/simile quiz
  • Do a first reading of “The Highwayman”,  http://anke.edoras-art.de/sherlock_highwayman_fanbook_view.pdf
  • Split into groups of 3-4 & work together to identify figurative language in “Highwayman” (CO State Standards 2,1,b,i & 2,3,b,i)
  • Peer conferencing handout
  • Writing workshop (oral root word vocab quiz during workshopping time)

Thursday, Aug. 31

  • RA
  • Grammar- Subject & Object Nouns
  • Gps. 1-3 Share figurative language in “Highwayman”
  • Writing workshop
  • SSR
  • Homework: Practice spelling words; work on 1st piece of 1st quarter

Monday, Sept. 4

  • No school (Labor Day)

Tuesday, Sept. 5

  • SOTC
  • Spelling practice
  • Gps. 4 & 5 share figurative language in “Highwayman”
  • “Highwayman” Quiz (CO State Standards 2,1,b,i & 2,3,b,i)
  • RA: Freak, the Mighty
  • SSR or Writing Workshop

Wed., Sept. 6

  • RA: Freak, the Mighty
  • Spelling quiz
  • Idiom notes; Idioms in “More Parts”
  • Idiom handout
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Sept. 7

  • NWEA Testing- Reading (Put off due to computer issues)
  • Book orders due today!
  • RA- Freak the Mighty
  • Vocab Unit 1- online (highlight unknown words)
  • Writing workshop
  • Deadline for peer conference- 1st piece of 1st quarter
  • SSR

Monday, Sept. 11

  • NWEA testing- Reading
  • Vocab- online practice for unit 1
  • SSR

Tuesday, Sept. 12

  • NWEA testing- Language
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Sept. 13

  • Writer’s notebook entry-  Write an exaggeration (a tall tale)
  • Pronouns Grammar
  • “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout” first reading
  • Hyperbole notes
  • Hyperbole packet, p. 1 & 2?
  • RA
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Sept. 14

  • RA- Freak, the Mighty
  • Hyperbole packet p. 3: Explaining hyperbole
  • Update personal spelling list & do 8 step word study
  • (Vocab quiz will be next Wed.)
  • Writing workshop
  • SSR

Mon., Sept. 18

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Onomatopoeia notes & packet
  • Vocab- Unit 1 online practice (quiz on Wed.)
  • SSR

Tues., Sept. 19

  • Mood & Tone notes
  • Writer’s notebook- choose a tone (either serious or humorous); write in that tone (5 minutes), then create a mood using vivid imagery (5 minutes)
  • Spelling word practice (quiz next Tu.)
  • RA
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Sept. 20

  • RA
  • “The Bells” by E.A. Poe- Close reading & critical thinking questions on sound devices
  • Vocab Unit 1 quiz- online
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Sept. 21

  • RA
  • Grammar- pronouns
  • Foreshadowing notes & packet
  • Writing workshop
  • SSR (if time)

Mon., Sept. 25

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Allusion notes & packet
  • Vocab- Root Word Study #2 (Choose 5 new words)
  • SSR
  • Homework: Study for spelling test

Tues., Sept. 26

  • Writer’s notebook entry-  Write about a time you or someone you know suffered a loss of someone/something you loved.
  • Symbolism notes & packet  Review
  • Spelling Word Partner Quiz
  • Writing Workshop

Wed., Sept. 27

  • RA
  • “The Raven” prediction; 1st reading, close reading (CO RW Standards 2.1.b.i. & ii.); group work, focus on 3 stanzas- identify any problem words or phrases, identify figurative language and poetic devices used
  • Vocab- Root Word Study #2; make flashcards
  • Writing Workshop

Thurs., Sept. 28

  • RA
  • Continue group work for “The Raven”
  • Sound devices in “The Raven”; alliteration, internal & external rhyme
  • The Simpson’s rendition of “The Raven” on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLiXjaPqSyY
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR (if time allows)

Mon., Oct. 2

  • SOTC
  • RA: Freak, the Mighty
  •  “The Raven” – discuss problem words & phrases throughout poem, critical thinking questions (1st side) (CO RW Standards 2.1.a.ii. & iii.)
  • Grammar
  • Vocab- practice all 10 flashcards (oral quiz on Wed.)
  • SSR

Tues., Oct. 3

  • Writer’s Notebook- 10 min. freewrite
  • “The Raven” critical thinking questions side 2: write in complete sentences, & Lit Elements: Plot
  • Spelling Word Study #3
  • Writing Workshop

Wed., Oct. 4

  • RA: Freak, the Mighty
  • 6 traits of writing: Ideas & Content, Organization
  • Writing Workshop
  • Vocab root words (oral quiz during ww)

Thurs., Oct. 5

  • RA
  • Continue review of 6 traits: Word Choice & Voice
  • Grammar-
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR (if time allows)

 

Mon., Oct. 9

  • SOTC
  • RA- 13 Days to Midnight
  • Continue review of 6 traits: Sentence fluency & Conventions
  • Battle of the Books presentation
  • Monsters are Due vocabulary
  • SSR

Tues., Oct. 10

  • Writer’s Notebook
  • Anticipatory set: The Monster’s are Due on Maple Street (CO State Standards 2.1.a.i.-iv.)
  • Choose parts
  • Spelling (pair & practice)
  • Writing Workshop

Wed., Oct. 11

  • Read aloud
  • Monsters are Due Vocab?
  • Begin reading The Monsters are Due on Maple Street; reading guide questions (CO State Standards 2.1.a.i.-iv.)
  • Writing Workshop

Thurs., Oct. 12

  • Read aloud-
  • Grammar
  • Continue reading The Monsters are Due on Maple Street (CO State Standards 2.1.a.i.-iv.)
  • WW/SSR

Mon., Oct. 16

  • Status of the class- reading
  • RA- 13 Days to Midnight
  • Watch The Monsters are Due on Maple Street: Original Twilight Zone Episode (CO State Standard 2.1.c.i.)
  • Vocab- Online Unit 2- Highlight unknown words
  • SSR (Read off exit forms)

Tues., Oct. 17

  • Writer’s Notebook-
  • Spelling quiz
  • Minilesson- Article of the Day close reading
  • Grammar
  • Writing workshop (writing status)

Wed., Oct. 18

  • RA- 13 Days to Midnight
  • Article response in writer’s notebook
  • Vocab- Unit 2 online practice
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Oct. 19

  • RA
  • Grammar
  • Building background- “The Lost Boys of the Sudan”
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR (if time)
  • END OF QUARTER!  PORTFOLIOS MUST BE COMPLETE & EXIT FORMS TURNED IN!

Mon., Oct. 23

  • Status of the class- reading
  • RA- Thirteen Days to Midnight
  • Clean out binders from 1st quarter graded papers
  • APES powerpoint- take notes
  • Vocab- Unit 2: practice (quiz on Wed)
  • SSR

Tues., Oct. 24

  • Writer’s notebook- free write
  • Share facts from “Lost Boys of the Sudan” research
  • Spelling #4- Choose 5 new words
  • Writing workshop
  • Vocab quiz on Wed.

Wed., Oct. 25

  • RA
  • Review APES
  • A Long Walk to Water, Ch. 1; work on reading guide questions (use APES where appropriate)
  • Vocab quiz- Unit 2
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Oct. 26

  • RA- Thirteen Days to Midnight
  • Grammar- Verbs
  • A Long Walk to Water, Ch. 2 & 3; work on reading guide questions (use APES where appropriate)
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR (if time)

Mon., Oct. 30

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • A Long Walk to Water, Ch. 4; work on reading guide questions
  • Vocab- Root words (Choose 5 new words)
  • Grammar- Verbs
  • SSR

Tues., Oct. 31

  • Writer’s notebook
  • A Long Walk to Water, Ch. 5 & 6; work on reading guide questions (use APES where appropriate)
  • Spelling- practice words
  • Writing Workshop

Wed., Nov. 1

  • RA
  • A Long Walk to Water, Ch. 7 & 8; work on reading guide questions (use APES where appropriate)
  • Vocab- Make flashcards (should have 15!)
  • Writing Workshop

Thurs., Nov. 2

  • RA
  • A Long Walk to Water, Ch. 9; work on reading guide questions (use APES where appropriate)
  • Grammar
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR
  • 1st piece of 2nd quarter peer conference due today!

 

Mon., Nov. 6

  • SOTC
  • Read aloud
  • Long Walk to Water Ch. 10 & RG ?’s
  • Grammar
  • Root Word practice (15 flashcards– quiz on Wed.)
  • SSR
  • Homework: Study spelling words (quiz on Tu)

Tues., Nov. 7

  • Writer’s Notebook
  • Long Walk to Water, Ch. 11-12 & RG ?’s
  • Spelling quiz
  • Practice root words for tomorrow
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Nov. 8

  • RA
  • Long Walk to Water, Ch. 13-14 & RG ?’s
  • Writing Workshop (Oral root word quiz during WW)

Thurs., Nov. 9

  • RA
  • Long Walk to Water, Ch. 15
  • Grammar
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR
  • REVISION PACKET for 1st piece of 2nd quarter due today!

Mon., Nov. 13

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Vocab Unit 3 online- highlight unknown words
  • Long Walk to Water, Ch. 16 & critical thinking questions
  • Grammar?
  • SSR

Tues., Nov. 14

  • Writer’s Notebook
  • Long Walk to Water, Ch. 17 & 18 and critical thinking questions
  • Spelling #5 (Choose 5 new words)
  • Writing Workshop

Wed., Nov. 15

  • RA
  • Documentary- God Grew Tired of Us
  • Essential Questions: How is Salva’s experences similar to the boys’ in the documentary?  How is it different?
  • Vocab Unit 4 practice
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Nov. 16

  • RA
  • Grammar
  • Documentary (Continued)
  • Writing Workshop

Mon., Nov. 27

  • SOTC
  • RA- Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
  • SSR
  • Bar Scott presentation- Song Writing

Tues., Nov. 28

  • Writer’s Notebook-
  • Detention article- close reading
  • Spelling word study
  • Grammar (if time)
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Nov. 29

  • RA
  • Detention article- article response (in writer’s notebooks)
  • Anticipation Guide for A Christmas Carol
  • Vocab Unit 4 practice
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Nov. 30

  • RA
  • Vocab Unit 4 Quiz
  • A Christmas Carol Vocabulary (1-10)
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR

Mon., Dec. 4

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • A Christmas Carol Vocabulary (11-20)
  • Background info on the Industrial Revolution (CO RW Standard 2.1.c.ii.); close reading of article; record five facts from the article
  • SSR

Tues., Dec. 5

  • Writer’s notebook- Write about your favorite Christmas movie or story.
  • Read A Christmas Carol prologue & Sc. 1 (CO RW Standards 2.1.a.i.-iiii.; 2.1.b.ii.)
  • Complete reading guide questions for scene 1
  • Spelling #5 quiz
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Dec. 6

  • RA
  • Vocab flashcards for Christmas Carol words (cut index cards in half)
  • A Christmas Carol, Sc. 2 & 3 (to Fezziwig’s) (CO RW Standards 2.1.a.i.-iiii.; 2.1.b.ii.)
  • Reading guide questions
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Dec. 7

  • RA
  • A Christmas Carol, Sc. 3 & 4 (CO RW Standards 2.1.a.i.-iiii.; 2.1.b.ii.)
  • Reading guide questions
  • Grammar
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR (if time)

Mon., Dec. 11

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Vocab- practice flashcards
  • A Christmas Carol Sc. 5 & 6 (CO RW Standards 2.1.a.i.-iiii.; 2.1.b.ii.)
  • Reading guide questions
  • SSR

Tues., Dec. 12

  • Writer’s notebook- What are your feelings about homelessness and poverty?
  • Add words circled in your writer’s notebook to your personal spelling list (in the spelling section of your binder)
  • Spelling Word Study #6 (choose 5 new words from your personal spelling list)
  • A Christmas Carol study guide; character web for Scrooge (in preparation for essay)
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Dec. 13

  • RA
  • A Christmas Carol test (SSR)
  • Vocab Word Study-Choose 5 new roots
  • Writing workshop (revision packet due Thursday!)

Thurs., Dec. 14

  • RA
  • Compare/contrast A Christmas Carol play & movie (CO RW Standard 2.1.c.i.)
  • Root word flashcards
  • Writing workshop (for those needing to hand in revision packet)
  • REVISION PACKET DUE!

Mon., Dec. 18

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Vocab root word flashcard practice (quiz on Wednesday!)
  • Pre-reading activities for allegory, “A Kidnapped Santa Claus”
  • Split into small groups and begin reading,
  • SSR

Tues., Dec. 19

  • Finish the compare/contrast of A Christmas Carol play & movie
  • Writer’s notebook- free write
  • Spelling test #6 practice (test will be Thursday!)
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Dec. 20

  • RA
  • Grammar- Adjectives
  • Continue group reading of “A Kidnapped Santa Claus”
  • Writing workshop
  • Remind of spelling & vocab quizzes tomorrow!

Thurs., Dec. 21

  • RA
  • Continue group reading of “A Kidnapped Santa Claus” and complete critical thinking questions (if done, work on Pun worksheet)
  • Spelling #6 quiz
  • Writing workshop or SSR (Vocab oral quiz)

Mon., Jan. 8

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Intro to Speech Unit
  • Expectations for demonstration speech (1.1.a.-e.)
  • SSR

Tues., Jan. 9

  • Writer’s notebook- Write a “how to” entry
  • Work on Demo Speeches
  • Spelling- Hand out Spelling Bee list; all students will be responsible for the 15 highlighted words; students choosing to participate in classroom spelling bee should study the whole list.  Classroom spelling bee on Jan. 23.  School spelling bee on Jan. 29.
  • Writing workshop
  • (Hand out 3rd quarter deadlines)

Wed., Jan. 10

  • RA
  • Vocab Unit 4- highlight unknown words
  • Sign up for Demo Speeches
  • Work on speeches
  • Writing Workshop

Thurs., Jan. 11

  • RA
  • Grammar
  • Work on Speeches
  • Writing workshop/SSR

 

Mon., Jan. 15

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Vocab Unit 4 practice
  • Close reading of “Are Real or Artificial Christmas Trees Better for the Environment?” article
  • SSR
  • OUTLINES must be turned in to GOOGLE CLASSROOM for speeches!  Turn in slides IF you are using slides as a visual.

Tues., Jan. 16

  • Demo Speeches (1.1.a.-e.)
  • Spelling- Practice spelling bee words
  • Writer’s Notebook- article response
  • Writing workshop?

Wed., Jan. 17

  • Demonstration speeches
  • Vocab Unit 4 practice
  • Writing Workshop

Thurs., Jan. 18

  • Reading NWEA
  • Grammar?
  • Writing Workshop/SSR

Mon., Jan. 22

  • SOTC
  • Language NWEA
  • SSR
  • RA?
  • Classroom spelling bee tomorrow!

Tues., Jan. 23

  • Writer’s Notebook- Choose an issue and free write about it.
  • Introduction to Debate (Google Presentation)
  • Spelling quiz
  • Spelling Bee
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Jan. 24

  • RA
  • Vocab quiz Unit 4 online
  • Debate- ARE- Topic Evaluation; Use EBSCO’s Points of View; http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9038465
  • Writing Workshop

Thurs., Jan. 25

  • RA
  • Topic Research 1
  • Grammar
  • Writing Workshop/SSR

 

Mon., Jan. 29

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Topic research 2
  • Vocab- Glossary of Debate Terms
  • SSR

Tues., Jan. 30

  • Writer’s Notebook
  • Watch 1st part of debate- Resolved: TV is a bad influence
  • Spelling City- Choose 5 new words
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Jan. 31

  • RA
  • Watch 2nd part of debate and have class discussion
  • Vocab- Debate terms https://quizlet.com/188952199/debate-terms-flash-cards/
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Feb. 1

  • RA
  • Grammar
  • Rebuttals
  • Brainstorm topics for debate- vote
  • Writing Workshop

Mon., Feb. 5

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Announce debate teams
  • Begin researching in teams
  • SSR

Tues., Feb. 6

  • Writer’s Notebook
  • Spelling practice
  • Debate research
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Feb. 7

  • RA
  • Debate research
  • Writing workshop
  • ICAP with Mr. B

Thurs., Feb. 8

  • RA
  • Grammar
  • Debate research
  • Writing workshop/SSR

 

Mon., Feb. 12

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Debate terms matching (in groups)
  • Final debate prep
  • SSR

Tues., Feb. 13

  • Writer’s notebook
  • Spelling word study
  • Debate #1- Homework Ban
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Feb. 14

  • RA
  • Vocabulary Quiz- Debate terms
  • Debate #2- Border wall
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Feb. 15

  • RA
  • Grammar
  • Debate #3- Drinking Age
  • Writing workshop/SSR

 

Mon., Feb. 19

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Vocab- Root words (Choose 5 new words)
  • Discuss poetry forms & poetry contest
  • Grammar?
  • SSR

Tues., Feb. 20

  • Writer’s notebook
  • Close reading of “Miracle” poem
  • Spelling City- create first word list with 5 of last week’s words and 5 new words (10 total)
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Feb. 21

  • RA
  • Vocab- Make flashcards (should have 10 now)
  • Close reading of “American’s Killing Contagion”
  • Discussion of topic
  • Writing Workshop

Thurs., Feb. 22

  • Writer’s notebook- Article response
  • Student sharing of responses
  • Grammar focus
  • WW/SSR

 

Mon., Feb.26

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Vocab practice flashcards (oral test on Wed.)
  • Discuss narrative poems
  • Read aloud “Casey at the Bat”
  • Split into small groups and read “Casey at the Bat,” stopping every 2 stanzas to fill out questions and details from the poem
  • Writing workshop

Tues., Feb. 27

  • Writer’s notebook- Look over your 5 doors.  Have anything to add?  Choose one thing to write about.
  • Continue working in groups for Casey at the Bat
  • Spelling City- practice List 8 (test next Tu.)
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Feb. 28

  • RA
  • Interjections grammar
  • Rhythm and Rhyme in Casey at the Bat
  • Writing workshop (Oral vocab quiz during WW)

Thurs., Mar. 1

  • RA
  • Nelson Mandela- from Long Walk to Freedom 
  • 2nd part of class- split time between WW and RW

 

Mon., Mar. 5

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Grammar
  • PARCC test practice: From The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Vocab- Oral Quiz on VRS #5 (during SSR)
  • SSR

Tues., Mar. 6

  • Writer’s Notebook- Write about someone you know who has shown courage (think of Mendela).
  • PARCC test practice: From Blessings
  • Spelling City- online quiz
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Mar. 7

  • RA
  • PARCC- practice essay (write in WN)
  • Vocab Unit 6? online- Highlight unknown words
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Mar. 9

  • RA
  • PARCC practice on computer
  • Writing workshop
  • SSR
  • Revision packet due

 

Mon., Mar. 12

  • RA
  • SOTC
  • Vocab online practice
  • Melodrama terms & discussion
  • Grammar?
  • SSR

Tues., Mar. 13

  • Writer’s notebook
  • Spelling City- Create List #9, 10 words
  • Melodrama- 3 groups, begin read through
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Mar. 14

  • RA
  • Vocab practice- online
  • Cont’ reading melodrama, answer reading guide questions
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Mar. 15

  • RA
  • Grammar
  • Writing minilesson
  • Writing workshop

 

Mon., Mar. 26

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Vocab root word study- choose 5 new words
  • Clean out folders
  • Hand out 3rd Q. Portfolio Rubric and start sharing
  • SSR OR Work on Student-Led Conferences

Tues., Mar. 27

  • Writer’s notebook
  • Continue with sharing
  • Grammar
  • Writing Workshop- hand out 4th q. deadlines

Wed., Mar. 28

  • RA
  • Vocab flashcards for root words
  • PARCC practice, Unit 2
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Mar. 29

  • No School- MS Student-Led Conferences

Mon., Apr. 2

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Vocab- practice flashcards (quiz on Wednesday)
  • Grammar?
  • PARCC practice
  • SSR
  • (Spelling quiz on Tues.)

Tues., Apr. 3

  • Writer’s Notebook
  • PARCC practice
  • Spelling City Quiz
  • Writer’s Workshop

Wed., Apr. 4

  • RA
  • Lit Circle Book Choices (choose top 5)
  • PARCC practice
  • Grammar
  • Writer’s Workshop

Thurs., Apr. 5

  • RA
  • Online Vocab- Highlight unknown words
  • Writer’s Workshop/SSR
  • ICAP w/ Mr. Bomgardner (2nd half of class)

 

Mon., Apr. 9

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Close reading of Homelessness article
  • Vocab- online practice
  • SSR

Tues., Apr. 10

  • Writer’s notebook- article response
  • Discuss how to create good questions
  • Lit Circles- Get books and create reading schedule for the group; groups will meet every Monday and Thursday
  • Spelling City- create list 10
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Apr. 11

  • RA
  • Connect with “Seventh Grade” by Gary Soto
  • Vocab online quiz
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Apr. 12

  • RA
  • Meet in Lit Circle groups
  • Spelling City practice
  • Writing workshop or SSR
  • Revision packet due for 1st piece of 4th quarter

 

Mon. Apr. 16-18

  • PARCC testing

Thurs., Apr. 19

  • RA
  • Lit Circle Group Discussions
  • Spelling practice
  • Vocab root word study?
  • Writing workshop

 

Mon., Apr. 16

  • RA
  • SOTC
  • Lit. Circle Group Discussion
  • Vocab root word study- choose 5 new words
  • Grammar?
  • SSR

Tues., Apr. 17

  • Writer’s notebook
  • Fact & Opinion in “Primal Compassion” (2.2.a.i.-iii.; 2.2.b.iv.)
  • Spelling City practice
  • Writing Workshop

Wed., Apr. 18

  • RA
  • “Primal Compassion”; Claims and evidence (CO RW Standard 2.2.c.ii.)
  • “Primal Compassion”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKuAQo5Wbbw (Video clip URL of Binti saving the boy) (CO RW Standard 2.2.c.i.)
  • Vocab- flashcards

Thurs., Apr. 19

  • RA
  • Lit Circle group discussion
  • Grammar
  • Spelling City practice
  • WW/SSR

 

Mon., Apr. 30

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Lit Circle group discussions
  • Vocab pair & practice (oral quiz on Wed.)
  • Grammar- Commas in a series 2
  • SSR

Tues., May 1

  • Writer’s notebook
  • Research Silver Cliff Cemetery Websites & record findings (CO RW Standards 4.1.a.; 4.1.b.i.-iii.)
  • Spelling City practice, then quiz
  • Writing workshop

Wed., May 2

  • RA
  • Close reading of non-fiction Silver Cliff Cemetery piece (CO RW Standards 2.2.a.i.; 2.2.b.iii.; 2.2.c.iii. & iv.; 4.1.c.)
  • Grammar
  • Writing workshop (oral vocab quiz)

Thurs., May 3

  • RA
  • Online vocab- highlight unknown words
  • Meet in Lit Circle discussion groups
  • WW/SSR

 

Mon., May 7

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Lit Circle- discussion
  • Creative Book Project- Handout (will have workdays next week)
  • Reading a Table
  • SSR

Tues., May 8

  • NWEA Reading
  • Spelling City?
  • RA?
  • Writing workshop

Wed., May 9

  • NWEA Language
  • Vocab?
  • RA?
  • Writing Workshop

Thurs, May 10

  • RA
  • Discussion Groups: Themes
  • Vocab practice
  • Writing workshop/SSR

 

Mon., May 14

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Work on summaries for book project
  • SSR

Tues., May 15

  • Writer’s notebook
  • Spelling Quiz
  • Work on Creative Book Projects
  • Writing workshop

Wed., May 16

  • Grammar
  • Vocab- online practice
  • Work on Creative Book Projects (due Thurs.)
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., May 17

  • Projects DUE!
  • Sharing of creative portions of book projects.
  • Grammar
  • Writing Workshop/SSR

Mon., May 21

  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Poetry Pics- guidelines
  • Work on choosing poems (can make copies)
  • Vocab practice (quiz on Wed.)
  • SSR

Tues., May 22

  • Writer’s notebook entry
  • Poetry Pics presentations (CO RW Standards 2.1.a.ii. & 2.3.b.i.)
  • Evaluations (you can access your exit forms and writing portfolios)
  • Writing workshop

Wed., May 23

  • RA
  • Go over exit forms
  • Vocab quiz
  • Hand out Writing Portfolio Rubrics for 4th quarter.
  • Hand in novels & get cards checked out
  • Grammar?
  • Writing Workshop

Thurs., May 24

  • Visual prompt for writing final writer’s notebook entry
  • Send writer’s notebooks home-  See optional summer reading/writing activity on our Google classroom
  • Final check on missing assignments
  • Spelling quiz
  • Final turn in for novels
  • Final poem?

 

ASSIGNMENTS BELOW THIS LINE ARE FROM LAST YEAR

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Need some ideas for good books to read?  Check out our summer reading list for some options.

Summer reading book list

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37 thoughts on “7th Grade R/W Workshop

  1. Alysha

    I love the book “This Side of Paradise” it is one of the best books that i’ve heard! It stinks that everytime you get to a good spot in the book you stop, it always makes everyone mad. Thier is a lot of cliff hangers which i think is good! It is a really intense book!!!!!

  2. sam m

    “This Side Of Paradise” is a good book. Just wondering is there another book 4 a series or just the 1?
    Thx hope it gets better!!!!!!!!

    1. Alysha,

      You should have a rubric for book talks in your reading folder. For a book talk, you choose a recent book you have finished that you would rate a 9 or 10. You stand up in front of the class and tell us about the book. Sharing information about books in this way helps other students who may be interested in reading that book. You need to tell us the author, title of book, genre, setting, character information, plot summary (don’t give away the ending!), and recommendation. You need to give one book talk each quarter. See me if you need another rubric.

      Mrs. T

    1. Book talks can be posted on the first page of my blog in the area the reads, “Alternative to Book Talks.” Make sure you cover all the content in the rubric (which can be found on the resource page). The best score students can earn on book talks that are blogged, instead of presented in front of the class, is 20/24.

    1. Aspen,

      If you look at the 7th grade page, you can see what we did while you were gone. You have some papers in the red absentee folder on the wall. You should be able to make up the reading of “A Christmas Carol” during SSR. If you have your vocabulary skills sheet on “Dividing Words into Parts” at home, you can finish that. We DO NOT have reading minutes due on Monday. Week 14 reading minutes will be due on December 7 (Week 13 were due last Monday). I hope you are feeling better and were able to enjoy some of your Thanksgiving break!

      Mrs. T.

    1. Alysha,

      You will need to makeup the test on “A Christmas Carol.” Make sure you bring your prewriting (a web or outline) for the essay question on the changes in Scrooge’s character. We did not get the vocabulary assignment done. We’ll do that on Wednesday.

      Mrs. T.

  3. sam mutz

    My book talk is on Crash by Jerry Spinelli. Someone who would like this book is someone who likes sports and coming of age books. The setting of the book is at his school and home and outside playing football and running track. The main character’s name is John Coogan, but everone calls him Crash. He got that name when he was little and tackled his cousin one Christmas about eight years ago. He plays football and set a new record for most touchdowns in one season. He is in seventh-grade. He has been mowing down everything in his path since the time he could walk. Then this new dweeby-kid, Penn Webb, moved to the neighborhood when they were in elementary school. Then when football and cheerleading comes, Crash goes out for football and Penn goes out for cheerleading. Crash and his friend Mike tease him all the time. Then track comes up after football and they, Penn and Crash, both go out for track. They both are the fastest on the team, but Crash is a little faster than Penn. Though Crash is a running back, he is still big but can run really fast. Then Mike takes the pranks and jokes too far, maybe. Crash, being a foot ball star and everything, has to choose what side he wants to be on, Penn’s or his long time friend Mike. Which will he choose? I guess you will have to read the book if you want to find out.

    By:

    Sam L. Mutz

  4. Dylan T Howard

    My book talk is on The Teeth of the Tiger by Tom Clancy. Someone who would like this book is a battle person who likes wars and battles. In the book, a boy named Jack is in Afghanistan, and he’s about to open a door in a house when a tiger comes out of nowhere… and it’s a stand off between Jack and the tiger. If you want to know the rest of the story you need to read the rest of the book. It is a fiction book.

    By: Dylan T Howard

  5. joseph dyar

    Pay to Play- Persuasive paragraph

    Pay to play– is it a good thing or a bad thing? I think it’s a bad thing because then that is money coming out of parent’s pockets. What if there’s a poor kid who is really good, but he can’t afford to play. What is he going to do? Also, what if there’s a high schooler who could go to college but doesn’t have the money because he spent it on sports? Then he can’t go. There’s a fault in the plan; the school is relying on the sport money. What if the economy gets even worse? Then the school will have to close. Then there’s no education so people can’t go to college and willl have to work at a minimum wage job. There’s a big flaw in the school’s plan, and there it is.

    By Joseph D. Dyar
    05/20/10

  6. Tia

    Ms. T
    I have been sick and I might not make it for the demostration speech tomorrow, I need the outline for it, the example, but I don’t have it at home. Is it on the website? Incant find it at the moment…

    1. Tia,

      I don’t have it at home, but this is the basic outline. I don’t know if the reverse indentation will come out right on this website though.

      I. Introduction
      1. Speakers
      a.
      b.
      2. Reasons (why is this imp. to listeners)
      a.
      b.
      II. Needed Materials
      1.
      a. (details when needed)
      2.
      III. Steps
      1.
      2.
      3.
      a. (details when needed)
      IV. Conclusion
      1. Repeat reasons
      a.
      2. Summarize Steps
      a.
      3. Thanks for listening
      4. Ask for questions

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