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 Need Some Extra Practice at Home?  Try these links!

 

To work on your vocabulary and reading comprehension, try one of these links

www.clever.com     {Select Garrett Middle School, then Springboard App, then go to ZINC Labs.  Your userid and password is your lunch number}

www.freerice.com    {Select subject, then vocabulary at the top of the page}  For every asnwer you get correct, 10 grains of rice will be donated through the Word Food Programme to help end hunger.

 

Practice for the upcoming George Milestone Assessments try this.

www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Documents/Milestones/Study-Resource%20Guides/GM_GR07_Study_Guide_7.5.18.pdf 

 

 

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WHAT ARE WE DOING THIS WEEK?

 

Week of February 24 - 28

 

Learning Target:  The students will complete a novel study of The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman.

 

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Week of February 10 - 14

Learning Target:  The students will complete a novel study of The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman.

Monday:  Students read chapter 4, complete vocabulary, story element "settings"

Tuesday:  Students read chapter 5, complete vocabulary, story element "conflicts"

Wednesday:  Students complete a weekly common assessment Q3, Mini Touchstone 2

Thursday:  Students will read chapter 6, complete vocabulary and text dependent questions

Friday:  The students will read chapter 7 and complete vocabulary and short answer questions.

 

Week of February 3 - 7

Learning Target:  The students will complete a novel study of The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman.

Monday:  Students read chapter 1, complete vocabulary, and answer short response questions.

Tuesday:  Students will complete a milestone skills assessment and begin reading chapter 2.

Wednesday:  Students will finish reading chapter 2 and complete vocabulary and short answer questions.

Thursday:  The students will complete a weekly common assessment.

Friday:  The students will read chapter 3 and complete vocabulary and short answer questions.

 

Week of January 27 - 31

Learning Target:  The students will be able to write an argumentative essay.

Monday:  Students will complete reasons and text evidence for argumentative essays.

Tuesday:  Students will continue working on argumentative essays.

Wednesday:  The students will begin typing their essays in computer lab

Thursday:  The students will finish typing their essays in computer lab and submit for scoring in miwrite

Friday:  The students will begin a novel study on The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

 

Week of January 20 - 24

Learning Target:  The students will be able to write an argumentative essay.

 Monday:  No School - Martin Luther King Day

 Tuesday:  The students will continue working on their argumentative essays.

 Wednesday:  The students will complete a common assessment Q3, Mini-Touchstone 1

 Thursday:  The students continue working on argumentative essay.

 Friday:  The students type argumentative essay into miwrite for scoring.

 

Week of January 13 - 17

Learning Target:  The students will be able to write an argumentative essay.

Monday:  The students will begin writing the introductory paragraph with hook and thesis for argumentative essay.

Tuesday:  The students will complete introductory paragraph and peer editing.

Wednesday:  The students will complete a common assessment.

Thursday:  The students will complete the Winter Scholastic Reading Inventory

Friday:  The students will begin writing the body of their argumentative essay.

 

Week of January 6 - 10

Learning Target:  The students will be able to write an argumentative essay.

Monday:  The students will begin writing the introductory paragraph with hook and thesis for argumentative essay.

Tuesday:  The students will complete introductory paragraph and peer editing.

Wednesday:  The students will complete a common assessment.

Thursday:  The students will complete the Winter Scholastic Reading Inventory

Friday:  The students will begin writing the body of their argumentative essay.

 

Week of December 16 - 20

Learning Target:  The students will be able to write an argumentative essay.

Monday:  The students will choose a side of the debate and develop a claim and begin filling out graphic organizer to essay.

Tuesday:  The students will continue finding evidence to support their claim and fill in graphic organizer

Wednesday:  The students will develop counterclaim and find supporting evidence.

Thursday:  The students choose a rebuttal and locate supporing evidence.

Friday:  No class due to early dismissal.

 

Week of December 9 - 13

Learning Target:  The students will be able to name and identify the parts of an argumentative essay.

Monday:  The students will work in the computer lab and publish final copy of explanatory essay.

Tuesday:  The students learn about the elements of an argumentative essay and read a debate.

Wednesday:  The students will read debate article "Is It Okay to Sneak Food Into the Movies".

Thursday:  The students will identify the claim evidence and reasoning from debate

Friday:  The students will identify the counterclaim, evidence and reasoning as well as the rebuttal from debate.

 

Week of December 2 - 6

Learning Target:  The students will be able to write an explanatory essay.

Monday:  The students continue adding text evidence to support their thesis of essay.

Tuesday:  The students will add transtional words/phrases and descriptive details to the body of essay.

Wednesday:  The students will edit conclusion of essay

Thursday:  The students will begin typing their draft of essay.

Friday:  The students finish typing draft of essay.

 

Week of November 18-22

Learning Target:  The students will be able to write an explanatory essay.

Monday:  The students will complete the introductory paragraph of essay.

Tuesday:  The students will work on the body of their essay.

Wednesday:  Common Assessment Q2 Mini Touchstone 2

Thursday:  The students finish writing body of explanatory essay.

Friday:  The students will conference with teacher and edit rough drafts of essays.

 

Week of November 11-15

Learning Target:  The students will be able research information for explanatory essay.

Monday:  Finish read informational text "Facts about Marketing to Children" and gathering information for explanatory essay.

Tuesday:  Begin reading informational text "Marketing to Kids Gets More Savvy with New Technologies" and gathering information for explanatory essay.

Wednesday:  Common Assessment

Thursday:  Tuesday's lesson continued.

Friday:  Begin filling out graphic organizer with infomration gathered from research of informational texts for explanatory essay.

 

Week of November 4 - 8 

Learning Target:  The students will be able to identify six advertising techniques used for marketing goods.

Monday:  Identify the advertising technique used in print and digital ads.

Tuesday:  No School:  Election Day

Wednesday:  Common Assessment

Learning Target:  The students will begin gathering information for explanatory essay.

Thursday:  Read informational text "Facts about Marketing to Children"

Friday:  Work on graphic organizer and research questions for explanatory essay.

 

Week of October 28 - November 1

Learning Target:  The students will read closely and annotate the text to make inferences and draw conclusions.

Monday:  Read Informational Text "211 Billion and So Much to Buy" and complete text dependent questions.

Tuesday:  Learn about P.E.I (persuage, entertain, inform) Authour's Pupose for writing

Wednesday:  Complete Common Assessment Q2 Mini-Touchstone 1

Thursday:  The students will unpack embedded assessment 1 for unit 2 and complete graphic organizer.

Learning Target:  The students will be able to identify six advertising techniques used for marketing goods.

Friday: The students will begin learning about common advertising techniques used to market products.

 

Week of October 21 - 25

Learning Target:  The students will be able to write and illustrate an original myth explaning a natural phenomenon.

Monday:  The students will write final copy of edited original myth.

Tuesday:  The students will complete illustrations for original myth.

Wednesday:  The students will complete a Common Assessment.

Thursday:  The students will present original myths to class.

Friday:  The students students will learn how authors use text feautures to enhance the look and ease of locating information in informational texts.

 

Week of October 14 - 18

Learning Target:  The students will be able to write and illustrate an original myth explaning a natural phenomenon.

Monday:  Begin writing original myth.

Tuesday:  No class due to early release for conference week.

Wednesday:  Continue writing original myth.

Thursday:  No class due to early release for conference week. 

Friday:  Finish writing first draft of original myth.

 

Week of October 7 - 11

Learning Target:  Use ideas presented in an informational text to analyze and compare creation myths.

Monday:  The students will read and respond to "African Myth". (Creation Myth)

Tuesday:  The students will read "Raven and the Sources of Life" (Alaskan Indian Myth) and compare/contrast with "African Myth"

Wednesday:  The students will complete common assessment Q1, Mini Touchstone 3

Learning Target:   Write/illustrate an original myth explaining a phenomenon of nature.

Thursday:  The students will complete a graphic organizer for their orginal myth and begin writing.

Friday:  The students will continue writing/illustrating their original myth.

 

Week of September 30 - October 4

Learning Target:  Analyze the relationship between character and plot and between conflict and resolution

Monday:  The students will begin reading and analyzing the Greek myth "Arachne"

Tuesday:  Lesson continued.

Wednesday:  The students will compare and contrast the character traits of Phaethon and Arachne

Learning Target:   Analyze the symbolic use of animals in a fable.

Thursday:  The students will begin reading and analyzing the fable "The Burro and the Fox".

Friday:  The students will finish reading and analyzing the fable "The Burro and the Fox".

 

Week of September 16- 20

Learning Target: The students will be able to write a personal narrative.

Monday:  Class will not meet due to IOWA testing

Tuesday:  The students begin typing draft of peronal narrative

Wednesday:  Class will not meet due to IOWA testing

Thursday:  The students will continue typing personal narrative.

Friday:  The students will continue typing persoanl narrative

 

Week of September 9 - 13

Learning Target:  The students will be able to write a personal narrative.

Monday:  The students will continue typing final draft of narrative.

Tuesday:  The students will take a common assessment (Q1 Mini touchstone 2)

Learning Target:  The students will preview, predict, and read a myth

Wednesday:  The students will begin reading the myth "Phaethon"

Thursday:  The students will finish reading the myth "Phaethon"

Friday:  The students will complete a test on the myth "Phaethon"

 

Week of September 2 - 6

Learning Target:  The students will be able to write a personal narrative.

Monday:  Labor Day - No School

Tuesday:  The students complete topic web and sequence map for personal narrative.

Wednesday:  The students will begin writing the introduction of their personal narrative.

Thursday:  The students will begin writing the middle of their personal narrative.

Friday:  The students will finish the middle of their personal narrative.

 

Week of August 26 - 30

Learning Target:  The students will be able identify different types of characterization and conflict in literature.

Monday:  The students will complete activities from "Out of the Flame"

Learning Target:  The students will understand how to form possessive nouns using apostrophes

Tuesday:  The students will learn how to form possessive nouns from singular, plural, and irregular nouns.

Learning Target:  The students will be able identify different types of characterization and conflict in literature.

Wednesday:  The student will read and analyze "Why couldn't I have been named Ashley?"  Library checkout

Thursday:  The students will complete a common assessment on elements of plot, conflict, and characterization.

Friday:  The students will learn about the elements of narratives (hook, introduction, body, conclusion)

 

Week of August 19 - 23

Learning Target:  The students will be able analyze how particular elements of a story interact.

Monday:  The students will learn to identify the elements of plot.

Tuesday:  The students will begin reading the story "Out of the Flames" and anayze character and plot

Wednesday:  The student will continue with Tuesday's lesson

Thursday:  The students will complete a common assessment "Mini TouchstoQ1"

Friday:  The students will complete a comprehension and vocabulary activity based on the story "Out of the Flames"

 

Week of August 12 - 16

Learning Target:  The students will be able to use metacognitive markers as they read to improve comprehension.

Monday:  The students will begin reading and annotating "The Scholorship Jacket"

Tuesday:  The students will continue Monday's lesson.

Wednesday:  The student will complete common assessment #2 and review.

Thursday:  The students will complete "The Scholorship Jacket" activities

Friday:  The students will be able to make singular and irregular nouns plural

 

Week of August 5 - 9

Learning Target: The students will be able to identify simile and metaphor

Monday:  The students begin figurative language flip book in their interactive notebooks on simile and metaphor

Tuesday:  The students will complete their Fall Reading Inventory Test

Wednesday:  The students will complete Unit 1 pre-assessment

Thursday:   The students will attend a library orientation and activity.  They will have an opportunity to check out books.

Friday:  The students will complete an activity identifying and using simile and metaphor