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Whether you are absent from class or just want to review the day's lesson, our daily postings notify you of the do nows, class activities, notes, and homework. 

 

Daily Postings for Marking Period One:

 

Thursday, September 5:

Do Now: Create an unique name tag!

 

Activities:

We reviewed the expectations for class, learned the Think-Pair-Share strategy, and brainstormed ideas for the definition of active listening. First Day PPT

 

HW: Please bring a binder to class by next Friday.

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Friday, September 6:

Do Now: Review your notes for active listening.

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Activities:

We reviewed the chart for active listening and class expectation #3.

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HW: Please bring a binder to class by next Friday.

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Monday, September 9:

Do Now: None

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Activities:

1. Join your class's Google Classroom:

Period One: 5cnz4q
Period Three: 9me5jf
Period Four: gngy3r
Period Seven: tqpxw4
Period Nine: 82g79e

2. Open the "Getting to Know You" document and complete both parts by Friday.  Please read the directions carefully and see me if you have questions.

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HW: Complete and print the "Getting to Know You" activity by Friday.  You do not need to print in color ink.  Please do NOT submit online.

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Tuesday, September 10:

Do Now: None

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Activities:

1. Determine the definitions for the five words provided in the "Seventh Grade" packet (see absence bin) by completing the first two columns.

2. On the second page, complete Tasks 1 and 2 for idioms.

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HW: Complete and print the "Getting to Know You" activity by Friday.  You do not need to print in color ink.  Please do NOT submit online.

Roio Stamp Challenge: optional-- Word Art or Idiom Art due Monday

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Wednesday, September 11:

Do Now: None

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Activities:

Complete the "Journal for Gary Soto's 'Seventh Grade'" .(see absence bin).

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HW: Complete and print the "Getting to Know You" activity by Friday.  You do not need to print in color ink.  Please do NOT submit online.

 

Roio Stamp Challenge: optional-- Word Art or Idiom Art due Monday

 

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Thursday, September 12:

Do Now: None

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Activities:

1. Take a copy of "Seventh Grade" from the absence bin.  Read the story.

2. As you read, write the definitions for our five words in the far-right column in the "Vocabulary in Context" packet.

3. Locate the three idioms used on page 292 and finish the chart on page two of the "Vocabulary in Context" packet.

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HW: Complete and print the "Getting to Know You" activity by Friday.  You do not need to print in color ink.  Please do NOT submit online.

 

Roio Stamp Challenge: optional-- Word Art or Idiom Art due Monday.

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Friday, September 13:

Do Now: None

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Activities:

1. Copy the definitions for the parts of the plot diagram on the third page of your "Vocab in Context" packet.

2. On the last page of the packet, break down the story of "Seventh Grade".  HINT: The climax is Victor's irreversible decision in French class.

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Collection: "Getting to Know You" activity (worth 15 points)

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HW: Read a good book!

Roio Stamp Challenge: optional-- Word Art or Idiom Art due Monday.

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Monday, September 16:

Do Now: None

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Activities:

Today we took two pre-assessments on sentence structures and persuasive elements.  Please see me on Tuesday or Thursday during study hall to complete these pre-assessments.  These are non-graded tasks, but they allow me to determine your writing and reading skills with these topics.

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HW: Read a good book!

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Tuesday, September 17:

Do Now: None

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Activities:

1. Complete the first two answer columns on the "Vocabulary Words in Context" WS (see absence bin).

2. Complete the preteen's and adult's POV chart on the "Exploring Point of View" WS (see absence bin).

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HW: Read a good book!

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Wednesday, September 18:

Do Now: None

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Activities:

1. See me for a copy of the excerpt from An American Childhood.  Read pages 53-56.

2. Check your definitions for strategy, translucent, compelled, and improvising. Copy the correct definitions in the last column of the "Vocabulary Words in Context" WS.

3. Complete the top left section of the POV chart for Annie on the "Exploring Point of View" WS.

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HW: Review your notes for An American Childhood.

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Thursday, September 19:

Do Now: None

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Activities: 

1. Finish reading the story (see the absence bin for a copy).

2. Copy down the definitions for compelled, improvise, perfunctorily, and righteous.

3. Finish the POV chart for Annie (left column) and determine the theme of the story.

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HW: Review your notes for An American Childhood.

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Friday, September 20:

Do Now: none

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Activities:

1. See me to make up the reading check during lunch!

2. Writing Journal: See me to pick up the Writer's Notebook.  Label the first page "POV 9/20". On the first lines, define point of view in your own words.  THEN, complete the following prompt: 

 

 

Directions: How limited is our perspective when we only read a story from one point of view?  In Gary Soto’s “Seventh Grade” the author uses mostly third-person limited POV, showing us the inner thoughts of the protagonist, Victor.  In the excerpt from An American Childhood, the author uses first-person POV to describe a meaningful moment in her life.  These limited perspectives do not reveal what other character’s felt or thought… until now.  You will pretend to be one of the characters listed below and write a one-page diary entry that…

  • Describes the event from that character’s POV.  Include the 5 W’s and H (who, what, where, when, why, and how).
  • Shows how this event affected your character personally (emotionally, physically, and/or socially).
  • Includes at least two vocabulary words (underline them).  These words include the following: elective, scowl, conviction, squirm, bluff, compelled, improvising, translucent, righteous, strategy, and perfunctorilySupport your words with context clues!
  • Includes an idiom to support your ideas (highlight this idiom).

 

Character Choice List:

a.      Mikey Fahey from An American Childhood

b.      Teresa from “Seventh Grade”

c.       Michael from “Seventh Grade”

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HW: Complete the journal if not completed in class.

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