7th Grade R/W Workshop

 

Read aloud meets 7th Grade CO State 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.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

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

  • 4-3-2-1
  • Explanation of block scheduling
  • Classroom guidelines (including required materials– NEED BY MONDAY!)
  • Procedure- signing out books; choose novels
  • Writing Survey
  • SSR

Monday, Aug.22

  • “Maybe Dats Your Pwoblem Too” by J. Hall
  • Put together binders for R/W Workshop: 5 tabs labeled Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, and Vocabulary
  • Genres for Writing & Literature
  • Getting to Know You Activity- Peer Interviews (CO State Standard 1,1,c & d)
  • SOTC (Status of the Class)
  • Ch 1- Freak, the Mighty
  • SSR (Begin 3 minute reading assessments)

Tuesday, Aug. 23

  • Vocab- root word packet; highlight root words you already know
  • Exit forms (fiction and non-fiction)
  • Journal writing- Writing Territories
  • RA- Freak, the Mighty
  • SSR

Wednesday, Aug. 24

  • “Emerald” poem
  • Reading Survey
  • 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
  • Writing Workshop Guidelines
  • RA- Freak, the Mighty
  • Journal- ____________’s Heart Map
  • SSR

Thursday, Aug. 25

  • Poem-“Sour Patch Kids”
  • Grammar- End Punctuation 1
  • Characteristics of a Memoir
  • Rd. Long Walk to Freedom p. 733
  • Journal: Memoir-Worthy Experiences; hand journals in to crate
  • RA: Freak, the Mighty
  • SSR

Monday, Aug. 29

  • Willa Cather’s Memoir Quote
  • SOTC
  • Figurative Language review from last year
  • Metaphor & simile notes & packet
  • Writing Workshop: prewriting-graphic organizer for memoir
  • RA: Freak the Mighty
  • SSR

Tuesday, Aug. 30

  • Poem-
  • Vocab- Choose 5 roots
  • Metaphor & simile quiz (CO State Standard 2,1,b,i & 2,3,b,i)
  • Distribute book orders
  • Having a Conference with Yourself
  • Writing workshop- finish graphic organizer & begin rough draft
  • RA- Freak, the Mighty
  • SSR

Wed., Aug. 31

  • Memoir model: “The Power of Reading”
  • 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: work on RD of memoir/peer conference
  • RA: Freak, the Mighty
  • SSR

Thursday, Sept. 1

  • Grammar- End Punctuation 2
  • Gps. 1-3 Share figurative language in “Highwayman”
  • Writing workshop- peer conference/work on first draft
  • Read aloud: Freak the Mighty
  • SSR

Monday, Sept. 5

  • No school (Labor Day)

Tuesday, Sept. 6

  • Read memoir
  • Gps. 4 & 5 share figurative language in “Highwayman”
  • “Highwayman” Quiz (CO State Standards 2,1,b,i & 2,3,b,i)
  • Writing workshop- type memoir
  • RA: Freak, the Mighty
  • SSR

Wed., Sept. 7

  • Vocab- make flashcards
  • Idiom notes; Idioms in “More Parts”
  • Idiom handout
  • RA: Freak, the Mighty
  • SSR

Thurs., Sept. 8

  • NWEA Testing- Reading & Language
  • Book orders due today!
  • Homework: Memoirs due by Monday

Monday, Sept. 12

  • NWEA testing- Reading
  • Memoirs due today!
  • Study vocab flashcards for root word study 1.
  • Online Vocab Unit 1- learning definitions; highlight words you don’t know.
  • SSR

Tuesday, Sept. 13

  • “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout…”
  • Hyperbole notes
  • Hyperbole packet, p. 1 & 2
  • Journaling- Write a tall tale
  • RA
  • SSR (oral quizzing for root words)

Wed., Sept. 14

  • Hyperbole packet p. 3: Explaining hyperbole
  • Onomatopoeia notes
  • “The Bells” by E.A. Poe- Close reading
  • Update personal spelling list & do 8 step word study
  • Writing workshop
  • RA- Freak, the Mighty
  • SSR

Thursday, Sept. 15

  • “The Bells”- Critical thinking questions on sound devices
  • Mood & Tone notes
  • Journal- choose a tone (either serious or humorous); write in that tone  OR create a mood using vivid imagery
  • RA
  • SSR

Mon., Sept. 19

  • Discuss new pieces and the importance of narrowing the topic; discuss editing marks
  • Constitution Day- Jury Duty
  • SOTC
  • RA- Freak, the Mighty
  • Vocab-Unit 1 practice
  • Reading workshop

Tues., Sept. 20

  • 10 min. free write
  • Foreshadowing notes & packet
  • RA
  • Vocab practice
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Sept. 21

  • Poem of the day
  • Grammar: Punctuating dialogue
  • Allusion notes & packet
  • RA
  • Vocab Unit 1 practice
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Sept. 22

Adventure Day!!!

Mon., Sept. 26

  • Reading SOTC
  • RA- The Night Before Middle School
  • Six Traits of Writing: Ideas and Content; explanation & model text
  • Online vocab quiz- Unit 1
  • SSR

Tues., Sept. 27

  • Journaling
  • Ideas and Content- Grade a paper for this trait; discuss as a group
  • Spelling Word Study
  • Writing SOTC
  • Writing Workshop

Wed., Sept. 28

  • Poem of the day
  • Ideas and Content: Write on a topic as a class
  • Vocab- Root Word Study #2; choose 5 more words
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR (if time)

Thurs., Sept. 29

  • IXL practice
  • Writing Workshop
  • The Six Traits of Writing- Organization (taught by D. Soechting)
  • RA- Freak, the Mighty
  • SSR (if time allows)

Mon., Oct. 3

  • SOTC
  • RA: Freak, the Mighty
  • SSR
  • Minilesson- 6 Trait- Organization cont’d
  • Online vocab- Unit 2

Tues., Oct. 4

  • Journaling- 10 min. freewrite
  • Writing status
  • Writing Workshop
  • Minilesson- 6 Trait- Organization cont’d
  • Spelling work

Wed., Oct. 5

  • RA: Freak, the Mighty
  • Writing Workshop
  • Minilesson- 6 Trait- Organization cont’d
  • Vocab: Unit 2 practice
  • SSR (if time allows)

Thurs., Oct. 6

  • RA
  • Writing Workshop
  • Minilesson- 6 Trait- Organization cont’d
  • Grammar- Punctuating Dialogue
  • SSR (if time allows)

Mon., Oct. 10

  • Reading- Status of the Class
  • RA- Freak, the Mighty
  • Minilesson: Six trait writing- Organization
  • Vocab- Unit 2 Online practice (quiz on Wed.)
  • SSR

Tues., Oct. 11

  • Journaling- Write about a time you or someone you know suffered a loss of someone/something you loved.
  • Minilesson- Six trait writing-Organization
  • Spelling- Word Study
  • Writing-Status of the Class
  • Writing Workshop

Wed., Oct. 12

  • Read aloud
  • Minilesson- “The Raven” prediction; 1st reading, close reading (CO RW Standards 2.1.b.i. & ii.)
  • Vocab- Unit 2 quiz (online)
  • Writing Workshop

Thurs., Oct. 13

  • Read aloud- Milkweed
  • Grammar- Comma Rules
  • Minilesson- Sound devices in “The Raven”; alliteration, internal & external rhyme
  • The Simpson’s rendition of “The Raven”  
  • SOTC, RA, SSR

Mon., Oct. 17

  • Status of the class- reading
  • RA- Beowulf- A Retelling
  • Minilesson- “The Raven” Critical thinking questions
  • Vocab- Choose 5 new root words
  • SSR (Read off exit forms)

Tues., Oct. 18

  • Journaling- freewrite
  • Minilesson- “The Raven” – continue with critical thinking questions & Lit Elements: Plot (CO RW Standards 2.1.a.ii. & iii.)
  • Spelling work
  • Writing workshop (writing status)

Wed., Oct. 19

  • Poem of the Day
  • RA
  • Minilesson- Voice handout (intro)
  • Vocab- make flashcards (should have a total of 10 now!)
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Oct. 20

  • RA
  • Grammar- Comma rules
  • Minilesson- Voice rubric
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR (if time)
  • END OF QUARTER!  PORTFOLIOS MUST BE COMPLETE & EXIT FORMS TURNED IN!

Mon., Oct. 24

  • Status of the class- reading
  • RA- Beowulf, a Retelling
  • Minilesson- Grade practice papers for voice
  • Vocab- Practice roots (quiz on Wed.); spelling work (quiz on Tu.)
  • SSR

Tues., Oct. 25

  • Journaling- Write in someone else’s voice!
  • Minilesson- Compare/contrast two sports articles; which has more voice?
  • Discuss editing checklist again
  • Spelling- Pair up & test
  • Writing workshop (writing status)
  • Vocab quiz on Wed.

Wed., Oct. 26

  • RA
  • Minilesson- Anticipatory Set for Monsters are Due…/Choose parts & begin reading play (CO State Standards 2.1.a.i.-iv.); answer comprehension questions
  • Vocab- review flashcards; take quiz during writing workshop
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Oct. 27

  • RA
  • Grammar- Commas
  • Minilesson- “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street”; continue reading; answer comprehension questions
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR (if time)

Mon., Oct. 31

  • Grammar- Comma usage
  • SOTC
  • RA
  • Minilesson- “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street”
  • SSR

Tues., Nov. 1

  • Journaling- Sentence revision (word choice)
  • Minilesson- “The Monsters are Due…”; finish critical thinking questions
  • Vocab- Unit 3 Online
  • Writing Workshop

Wed., Nov. 2

  • RA
  • Minilesson- “The Monsters are Due…” Original Twilight Zone Episode (CO State Standard 2.1.c.i.)
  • Vocab- Unit 3 practice
  • Writing Workshop

Thurs., Nov. 3

  • Grammar- Comma usage
  • RA
  • Minilesson- Word Choice intro
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR

Mon., Nov. 7

  • Unit 3 online practice/ SOTC
  • Read aloud
  • SSR
  • Grammar- Comma usage
  • Word choice- Share revision of my piece

Tues., Nov. 8

  • Walking field trip to the public library (journaling)
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Nov. 9

  • Vocab Unit 3 Quiz
  • Writing Workshop
  • RA
  • Spelling word study
  • Minilesson- Word Choice packet

Thurs., Nov. 10

  • RA
  • Writing Workshop
  • Grammar- Comma usage
  • Minilesson- Word Choice packet
  • SSR

Mon., Nov. 14

  • Vocab Unit 4 online- highlight unknown words
  • Minilesson- Word Choice packet
  • Grammar- Commas
  • SOTC
  • RA
  • SSR

Tues., Nov. 15

  • Close reading of “detention” article
  • Spelling practice
  • RA
  • Writing Workshop

Wed., Nov. 16

  • Journaling- response to article
  • Minilesson- Word choice packet
  • RA
  • Vocab Unit 4 practice
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Nov. 17

  • Grammar- Commas
  • Writing Workshop
  • Visiting Author- Bar Scott, Singer & Writer

Mon., Nov. 28

  • Grammar
  • Vocab Unit 4 practice
  • Minilesson- Sentence fluency
  • SOTC
  • RA
  • SSR

Tues., Nov. 29

  • Journaling-
  • Minilesson- Sentence fluency-passage revision
  • Spelling word study
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Nov. 30

  • RA
  • Minilesson- Conventions
  • Vocab Unit 4 quiz
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Dec. 1

  • RA
  • Anticipation Guide for A Christmas Carol
  • IXL
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR?

Mon., Dec. 5

  • Grammar
  • A Christmas Carol Vocabulary (1-10)
  • Background info on the Industrial Revolution (CO RW Standard 2.1.c.ii.); close reading of article
  • Choose parts for the play
  • SOTC
  • RA
  • SSR

Tues., Dec. 6

  • Journaling- 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
  • Spelling quiz
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Dec. 7

  • RA
  • A Christmas Carol, Sc. 2 & 3, to Fezziwig’s (CO RW Standards 2.1.a.i.-iiii.; 2.1.b.ii.)
  • Reading guide questions
  • A Christmas Carol Vocabulary (11-20)
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Dec. 8

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

Mon., Dec. 12

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

Tues., Dec. 13

  • Journaling- What are your feelings about homelessness and poverty?
  • A Christmas Carol study guide; character web
  • Spelling word study #4
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Dec. 14

  • RA
  • A Christmas Carol test (SSR)
  • Vocab flashcards (should have 15 total)
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Dec. 15

  • IXL B.2
  • RA
  • Compare/contrast A Christmas Carol play & movie (CO RW Standard 2.1.c.i.)
  • Writing workshop (for those needing to hand in revision packet)
  • REVISION PACKET DUE!

Mon., Dec. 19

  • Finish the compare/contrast of A Christmas Carol play & movie
  • Vocab Rt Wd Study practice
  • SOTC
  • SSR

Tues., Dec. 20

  • Journaling- free write
  • Writing information pieces: researching information and citing sources
  • Spelling test
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Dec. 21

  • RA
  • Where poetry hides…
  • Poem-
  • Oral Vocab quiz during Writing workshop

Thurs., Dec. 22

  • RA
  • Puns
  • IXL
  • Writing workshop
  • SSR?

Mon., Jan. 9

  • Grammar
  • Vocab Unit 5- Learning definitions, highlight unknown words
  • Nelson Mandela- from Long Walk to Freedom
  • SOTC
  • RA
  • SSR

Tues., Jan. 10

  • Journaling- Write about someone in your life who has shown courage.
  • Nelson Mandela- from Long Walk to Freedom
  • Spelling- Look in journals or at old pieces and add to your personal spelling list.
  • Writing workshop
  • (Hand out 3rd quarter guidelines)

Wed., Jan. 11

  • RA
  • Sound devices in “Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout”
  • Vocab Unit 5 practice
  • Writing Workshop

Thurs., Jan. 12

  • RA
  • Minilesson- Symbolism
  • IXL- G.1
  • Writing workshop

Mon., Jan. 16

  • Grammar
  • Vocab Unit 5 practice
  • Close reading of “10 Benefits of Reading” article
  • SOTC
  • RA
  • SSR

Tues., Jan. 17

  • Journaling- “10 Benefits of Reading” article response
  • Intro to speech unit
  • Expectations for demonstration speech (1.1.a.-e.)
  • Spelling- Choose 5 new words from personal spelling list
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Jan. 18

  • RA
  • Vocab Unit 5 quiz
  • Choose topic & partner for demo speech; work on speeches
  • Prepare outlines & visual aids for demonstration speech  (1.1.a.-e.)

Thurs., Jan. 19

  • IXL- E.1
  • Work on demonstration speech (due Tues/Wed)
  • Type outlines; work on visual aids

Mon., Jan. 23

  • SOTC
  • Reading NWEA
  • SSR

Tues., Jan. 24

  • Demonstration speech presentations (1.1.a.-e.)

Wed., Jan. 25

  • Demonstration speech presentations (1.1.a.-e.)
  • Vocab root words- Choose 5 new words

Thurs., Jan. 26

  • NWEA- Language
  • SSR

Mon., Jan. 30

  • Grammar- Apostrophes 1 & 2
  • Vocab Root Wds flashcards
  • Introduction to Debate (Google Presentation)
  • SOTC
  • RA
  • SSR

Tues., Jan. 31

  • Journaling
  • Debate- ARE- Topic Evaluation; Use EBSCO’s Points of View
  • Spelling test
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Feb. 1

  • RA- Belle Prater’s Boy
  • Topic Research 1
  • Pair & practice vocab
  • Oral vocab quiz during writing workshop

Thurs., Feb. 2

  • RA
  • Topic research 2
  • IXl: D.1
  • Writing Workshop
  • Revision packet for 1st piece of 3rd quarter due!

Mon., Feb. 6

  • Grammar- Apostrophes 3
  • Vocab- Debate terms https://quizlet.com/188952199/debate-terms-flash-cards/
  • Watch 1st part of debate- Resolved: TV is a bad influence
  • SOTC
  • RA
  • SSR

Tues., Feb. 7

  • Journal- Write on a topic about which you have strong opinions.
  • Watch 2nd part of debate and have class discussion
  • Spelling word study
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Feb. 8

  • RA
  • Rebuttals
  • Vocab- debate term crossword
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Feb. 9

  • RA
  • Brainstorm topics of interest
  • Narrow down to the topics that will be debated.
  • Decide on the proposition (claim).
  • Begin research in teams?
  • IXL
  • Writing workshop

Mon., Feb. 13

  • Grammar-
  • Vocab- Debate terms  https://quizlet.com/188952199/debate-terms-flash-cards/
  • Begin researching for debates
  • SOTC
  • RA
  • SSR

Tues., Feb. 14

  • Research in debate teams
  • Spelling word study
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Feb. 15

  • RA-
  • Research in debate teams
  • Vocab- debate terms quiz
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Feb. 16

  • RA
  • Practice in debate teams for next week’s debates
  • IXL
  • Writing workshop
  • SSR

Mon., Feb. 20

  • Debate #1
  • SOTC
  • RA-
  • SSR

Tues., Feb. 21

  • Debate #2
  • RA
  • Spelling quiz
  • Vocab practice/Writing Workshop https://quizlet.com/188952199/debate-terms-flash-cards/

Wed., Feb. 22

  • Vocab quiz
  • Debate #3
  • Poetry contests
  • Guest speaker: Von Neeld (Colorado Poetry Society)

Thurs., Feb. 23

  • RA-
  • IXL- I.1
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR

Mon., Feb. 27

  • Grammar
  • Close reading of “American’s Killing Contagion”
  • SOTC, RA, SSR

Tues., Feb. 28- SNOW DAY

Wed., Mar. 1

  • RA
  • Article response (in journal)
  • Vocab Root Word Study- 5 New Words
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Mar. 2

  • RA
  • IXL- J.1
  • Vocab practice- Unit 6
  • Writing Workshop
  • SSR

Mon., Mar. 6

  • Grammar
  • Vocab- Unit 6 practice
  • Melodrama terms & discussion
  • SOTC, RA, SSR

Tues., Mar. 7

  • Journal- related to indv. reading
  • Melodrama- 2 groups, begin read through
  • Spelling word study
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Mar. 8

  • RA
  • Melodrama- plan for M/Tu presentation
  • Vocab Unit 6 quiz
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Mar. 9

  • RA
  • IXL-A.A.1
  • Writing workshop
  • Continue work with melodrama
  • Revision packet due

Mon., Mar. 13

  • Vocab flashcards
  • Gp. 1 performance
  • Grammar?
  • SOTC, RA, SSR

Tues., Mar. 14

  • Journal- “You” are indestructible!
  • Gp. 2 performance
  • Spelling word study (quiz Th.)
  • Writing workshop

Wed., Mar. 15

  • RA
  • PARCC practice
  • Vocab practice
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Mar. 16

  • RA
  • Spelling quiz
  • IXL- JJ.1
  • Writing workshop

Mon., Mar. 27

  • Grammar
  • PARCC practice
  • RA, SOTC, SSR

Tues., Mar. 28

  • Journal entry
  • PARCC practice
  • Vocab Unit 7 (highlight words)
  • Writing Workshop

Wed., Mar. 29

  • RA
  • PARCC practice
  • RA
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Mar. 30

  • No School- MS Student-Led Conferences

Mon., Apr. 3

  • Grammar
  • Test reminders
  • Lit Circle Book Choices (choose top 5)
  • RA, SOTC, SSR

Tues., Apr. 4- SNOW DAY

Wed., Apr. 5- Mon., Apr. 10 

  • PARCC Testing- ELA and Math
  • Vocab escapades 21-30 quiz
  • Lit circle- Job 1 discussion
  • SOTC, RA, SSR

Tues., Apr. 11

  • Grammar
  • Lit Circles- Get books and create reading schedule for the group
  • RA, SOTC, SSR

Wed., Apr. 12

  • Spelling word study 8
  • Fact & Opinion in “Primal Compassion” (2.2.a.i.-iii.; 2.2.b.iv.)
  • RA
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Apr. 13

  • RA
  • Lit Circle- 1st Day Discussion
  • Vocab Unit 7
  • Writing workshop
  • All groups must be done reading lit. circle books by May 8

Mon., Apr. 17

  • Grammar
  • Share Lit. Circle- Job 1
  • RA, SOTC, SSR

Tues., Apr. 18

  • Journal entry
  • Spelling Word Study (test next Tu.)
  • “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.)
  • RA
  • Vocab practice
  • Writing Workshop

Wed., Apr. 19

  • RA
  • Share Lit. Circle Job #2
  • Vocab Unit 7 quiz
  • Writing workshop

Thurs., Apr. 20

  • IXL practice
  • RA
  • Writing workshop
  • SSR
  • Revision packet due for 1st piece of 4th quarter

 

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This line delineates the NEW from the OLD.  Everything below this line is from last year!

  • Research Silver Cliff Cemetery Websites (CO RW Standards 4.1.a.; 4.1.b.i.-iii.)
  • 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.)
  • Poetry Pics Presentations (CO RW Standards 1.1.d., 2.1.a.ii., 2.1.b.i.)
  • Connect with “Seventh Grade” (CO RW Standard 2.1.a.i.)
  • Question with “Casey at the Bat” (CO RW Standards 2.1.b.i. & ii.)
  • Rhythm & Rhyme in “Casey at the Bat” (CO RW Standards 2.1.b.i. & ii.)

 

Tu/Wed, Apr. 19 & 20

  • Unit 4 Online Vocab
  • Lit Circle- Job 4 discussion
  • SOTC, RA, SSR

Thurs, Apr. 21

  • No blocking
  • SOTC, RA, SSR

Mon/Tu, Apr. 25 & 26

  • Online vocab quiz- unit 4
  • Lit Circle- Job #5 discussion
  • SOTC, RA, SSR

Wed/Th, Apr. 27 & 28 

  • Vocab escapades 31 & 32
  • Lit Circle- Job #6 discussion
  • Discuss Creative Book Project
  • Books must be finished by Mon/Tu!
  • SOTC, RA, SSR

Mon/Tu, May 2 & 3

  • Vocab escapades 33 & 34
  • Lit Circle discussion on Theme
  • Fill out exit forms
  • SOTC, RA, SSR

Wed/Th, May 4 & 5

  • Vocab escapades 35 & 36
  • SOTC, RA
  • Work on Creative Book Projects (due May 11/12)

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

Summer reading book list

37 responses to “7th Grade R/W Workshop

  1. 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. “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!!!!!!!!

    • Sam,

      Steven L. Layne did not write a sequel yet for This Side of Paradise, but, in 2007, he wrote a fantasy called Mergers. I will order it for our classroom library.

      Mrs. T

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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…

    • 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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