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Welcome to Mrs. Bills Class


PARCC TEST       MAY 1-5





Google account/classroom information






Remind 101 Please type in the to area of your phone 81010

In the message area type, @c4ae0

You will receive a message from me, so please don't respond.

It is a one way communication tool.



To study for vocabulary quizzes go to

and go to Level B.



Unit 4 Vocabulary.

Synonym/Antonym Practice:



Vocabulary Unit 3
Test Your Vocabulary Knowledge-
Word Search-

 Vocabulary - Unit 2

Test Your Vocabulary Knowledge-
Word Search-






Please comsider bringing in any old and unwanted coats and i=winter wear to donated to the Camden City Police Dept. This program enables the police to interact with the kids of Camden. Please send in any books to my room 106.



Marking Period 1

Prentice Hall Anthology

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop

Ten-Minute Grammar


Boy by Roald Dahl

Knots In My Yoyo String by Jerry Spinelli

Guts by Gary Paulsen

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jackie Woodson

Freytag's Pyramid

Writing Process

6+1 Traits

Narrative Writing/Memoir



Marking Period 2

Prentice Hall Anthology

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary

Ten-Minute Grammar

SCOPE Magazine

Various Informational articles



Informational Writing

Text Features and Structure


Marking Period 3

 Prentice Hall Anthology 

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary 

Ten-Minute Grammar 


Canyons by Gary Paulsen

Tangerine by Edward Bloor

True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

The Giver by Lois Lowry

The Maze Runner by James Patterson

The Testing by Joelle Carboneau

Z For Zachariah by Robert O'Brien

Film: The Village

Argumentative Writing


Marking Period 4

Prentice Hall Anthology

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop

Ten-Minute Grammar



Short Stories

"Lamb to the Slaughter"

Man from the South"

"Monsters are Due on Maple Street

Alfred Hitchcock presents








Dear Parents:

 Below is a link to the Cultural Sensitivy powerpoint your child will see at some point during this year concerning diversity. I will teach about the Holocaust and The Brave and Powerful Malala from India. This will be some very serious and eye opening lessons. Please take time to preview the powerpoint and discuss with your child.


Cultural Sensitivity PP.ppt 



Interview with Edward Bloor, author of Tangerine









Please click on the links or copy ito yur browser for help on upcoming PARCC


PARCC Tutorial You will practice using the online tools necessary to complete the PARCC assessment.  The image is a link to the tutorial site.  Click the image, then click: VIEW TESTNAV8 TUTORIAL.









PARCC Practice You will practice taking a sample PARCC assessment.  The image is a link to the practice tests site.  Click the image, then click: Grade 7 OR Grade 8. Then click on ‘Stand TestNav Version.’







                          Suggested Titles For Independent Reading


The seventh grade summer reading assignment encourages students to read a novel of their own choosing.  With that in mind, one can find many suggestions on “Best Book” lists from recent years.  Several are listed below.



 Note From the District Office


 Clearview Regional High School District is committed to supporting students’ literacy mastery. It is our goal that every student obtains and refines critical reading skills and as importantly, we hope that every child becomes a life-long reader. All English and Reading curricula have been developed in accordance with the New Jersey Core Content Standards and in conjunction with NCLB mandates. Our department is dedicated to consistent reflective practice through ongoing collaboration within the department and from outside experts in the field. Recognizing that not all works are appropriate for all students, we enlist your assistance. Texts identified with an (*) may contain mature or sensitive language or issues; parents or guardians may wish to preview texts prior to student participation. Please be advised that teachers reserve the right to provide supplemental resources or to utilize other texts not initially listed on the syllabus in order to address students’ needs and to appropriately address topics that surface in class. Furthermore, all students will have access to the media center and classroom novel selections as it is the district’s professional obligation to provide multiple opportunities for literary study. We welcome feedback from students and parents; we look forward to a productive 2015/2016 school year.


Students are required to be prepared for each class meeting with the appropriate materials, completed assignments and an organized folder. Students must keep an up-to-date assignment book, participate in class and group work, complete assignments on time, and maintain a cooperative attitude in class


Grade Breakdown is as follows: 

 Homework/classwork = 25%

 Quizzes /projects = 25%· 

 Tests = 50% 

 The grade breakdown is set forth by the English Department



Students are required to bring to EVERY class meeting:


*A folder


* 3 subject notebook


A pen or pencil. (no gel colored writers, only blue or black)


* Required homework


*Independent reading books.


* Current novel for marking period/ large plastic freezer bag.






The writing process-








6 plus 1 Traits-




      Library link













(Log in is at the top right hand corner)


Log in- Clearview     Password- Clearview




All homework is written in the calendar section. Please click on


calendar to view.
















1) Capitalize the pronoun I.




Example: Jennifer and I went to the movies yesterday.




2) Capitalize the first letter of the first word of each sentence.




Example: Learning to capitalize correctly will improve your writing.




3) Capitalize the first letter of names of people, organizations, and places.




Example: Juan went on a trip to Tokyo, Japan for his company, General Motors Corporation.




4) Capitalize the first letter of adjectives that are made from the names of people and places.




Example: I like Mexican food.




5) Capitalize initials




Example: My brother's favorite author is H.G. Wells.




6) Capitalize the first letter of directions only when they are used to designate actual places, not when they point in a direction.




Example: When we visited the Southwest, we actually had to drive north.




7) Capitalize the first letter of the names of months and the days of the week.




Example: My birthday will be on a Friday next June.




8) Capitalize the official title of a person (including abbreviations),but only when you use it with the person's name.




Example: Did Clarissa recommend Dr. Montoya to you?




9) Capitalize words used as names or parts of names.




Example: Did Uncle George call my mom to tell her our grandmother is with Dad?




10) Capitalize the first letter of important words in a title of a book, magazine, story, essay, etc.




Exmple: I enjoyed Mark's essay, "The Truth About Being a Good Student."




11) Capitalize historical events and documents.


Example: The Emancipation Proclamation was issued during the Civil War.




12) Capitalize the name of languages, races, nationalities, and religions.




Example: I learned in Spanish class that several Hispanics are Catholic.




13) Capitalize acronyms. (An acronym is a word formed by the first, or first few, letters of words in a long name of an        organization.)




Example: CARE is the Cooperative for American Relief Everywhere.




14) Capitalize initialisms. (An initialism is similar to acronym, but  a word is not formed from the letters.)




Example: The Central Intelligence Agency is simply known as the CIA.




Punctuation Rules     Fragments       Runs- Ons.   Combining Sentences  Combining Sentences   Comma or no comma.  Comma or semicolon  Comma Quiz