Ms. Berry's 7th Grade ELA Website

  

Thursday, October 30, 2014:

Test on Breaking Stalin's Nose on 10/31. Use the Jeopardy Review Game:


https://jeopardylabs.com/play/breaking-stalins-nose

and Quizlets for Vocabulary:

http://quizlet.com/55732732/breaking-stalins-nose-chapters-21-30-flash-cards/

http://quizlet.com/54376828/breaking-stalins-nose-chapters-11-20-flash-cards/

http://quizlet.com/53664320/breaking-stalins-nose-chapters-1-10-flash-cards/

 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014:

Finish Comprehension Questions for Chapters 21-25. 

Review 21-30 Vocabulary.

Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/55732732/breaking-stalins-nose-chapters-21-30-flash-cards/

 

Thursday, October 23, 2014:

Study for quiz tomorrow on Chapters 11-20

Vocabulary and Comprehension Questions.

Quizlet for Vocabulary Review: http://quizlet.com/54376828/breaking-stalins-nose-chapters-11-20-flash-cards/ 

 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014:

Finish Chapters 11-20 Definitions and

Original Sentences. 

Chapters 11-20 Quiz on Friday.

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014:

Review Chapters 11-20 Vocabulary: 

http://quizlet.com/54376828/breaking-stalins-nose-chapters-11-20-flash-cards/

 

Monday, October 20, 2014:

Complete Chapters 11-15 Comprehension Questions (see link at left

titled "Breaking Stalin's Nose Comprehension Questions 11-15")

Review Chapters 11-20 Vocabulary. Quizlet:

http://quizlet.com/54376828/breaking-stalins-nose-chapters-11-20-flash-cards/ 

Check Infinite Campus. 

 

Thursday, October 16, 2014:

Chapters 1-10 Quiz tomorrow. Review

Comprehension Questions and Vocabulary

Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/53664320/breaking-stalins-nose-chapters-1-10-flash-cards/

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014:

Review Chapters 1-10 Vocabulary. Quizlet:

http://quizlet.com/53664320/breaking-stalins-nose-chapters-1-10-flash-cards/ 

 

Thursday, October 9, 2014:

Chapters 5-13 Vocabulary Original Sentences.

 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014:

Completed webquests should be emailed

to me by tomorrow a.m.

"Meet the Author" paragraph due tomorrow.

 

Monday, October 6, 2014:

Completed Webquests should be emailed to

me by Wednesday a.m.

Create original sentences for Chapters 1-4

Vocabulary words. 

 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014:

Bring headphones to class on Friday.

Poetry Literary Terms Test Makeup after school Friday.

 

Monday, September 29, 2014:

Poetry Unit Test Wednesday. 

See Study Guide at left. 

 

Friday, September 26, 2014:

Poetry Unit Test on Wednesday.

 

Thursday, September 25, 2014:

Poetry Literary Terms Tomorrow.

Use your completed study guide,

make flashcards, and/or use quizlet:

http://quizlet.com/7684049/flashcards

 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014:

Lyric Poetry Vocabulary and Spelling Skillsheets.

Lyric Poetry Quiz Thursday.

Continue reviewing Poetry Literary Terms for

test on Friday.

Use your completed study guide,

make flashcards, and/or use quizlet:

http://quizlet.com/7684049/flashcards

Monday, September 22, 2014:

Continue reviewing Poetry Literary Terms.

Use your completed study guide,

make flashcards, and/or use quizlet:

http://quizlet.com/7684049/flashcards

Friday, September 19, 2014:

Continue reviewing Poetry Literary Terms.

Use your completed study guide,

make flashcards, and/or use quizlet:

http://quizlet.com/7684049/flashcards

"Sam McGee" Four Part Assignment due Monday. See

direction sheet at left.

Thursday, September 18, 2014:

"Sam McGee" Quiz Tomorrow. See Study

Guide at left.

Continue reviewing Poetry Literary Terms.

Use your completed study guide,

make flashcards, and/or use quizlet:

http://quizlet.com/7684049/flashcards

"Sam McGee" Four Part Assignment due Monday. See

direction sheet at left.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014:

"Sam McGee" Quiz on Friday. See Study

Guide at left.

Continue reviewing Poetry Literary Terms.

Use your completed study guide,

make flashcards, and/or use quizlet:

http://quizlet.com/7684049/flashcards

"Sam McGee" Four Part Assignment due Monday.  See

direction sheet at left. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014:

"Sam McGee" Literary Focus:

Narrative Poem, pg 233

"Sam McGee" Quiz on Friday. See Study Guide at left.

 

Monday, September 15, 2014:

"Sam McGee" Skillsheets, Vocabulary

and Spelling, pages 229 and 230.

Continue reviewing Poetry Literary Terms.

 

Friday, September 12, 2014:

Review Poetry Literary Terms. Use Study Guide,

make flashcards, and/or use quizlet:  

http://quizlet.com/7684049/flashcards

 

Thursday, September 11, 2014:

Complete "Lochinvar" Additonal Stanza.

 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014:

Study for "Lochinvar" quiz tomorrow. 

See Study Guide at left.

 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014:

"Lochinvar" Grammar and Literary Focus

(pages 226 and 228).

"Lochinvar" Quiz on Thursday. See Study Guide at Left.

 

Monday, September 8, 2014:

"Lochinvar" Vocabulary and Spelling

(pages 224 and 225).

 

Friday, September 5, 2014:

Review Poetry Literary Terms. Use Study Guide

and/or Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/7684049/flashcards 

 

Thursday, September 4, 2014:

Poetry Literary Terms Definitions. 

 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014:

Summer Reading Assignment due tomorrow. 

 

Friday,  August 29, 2014:

Set up ELA binder.

Summer Reading Assignment due Wednesday, September 3rd. 

 

Thursday, August 28, 2014:

Have Binder and four tab dividers by Tuesday.

Finish Summer Reading! If you have a copy of the book,

or took notes, bring them to class with you tomorrow! 

 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014:

Have Syllabus signed by parent/guardian.

Have Binder and four tab dividers by Tuesday.

Finish Summer Reading! If you have a copy of the book,

or took notes, bring them to class with you.

The summer reading list

can be found at: http://www.whrsd.org/page.cfm?p=4795

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014:

Red Sox Summer Reading Game

Extra Credit due Friday.

 

Monday, June 9, 2014:

Finish Article questions.

 

Thursday, June 5, 2014:

Biopoems due Monday.

 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014:

Breadwinner Test Tomorrow!

Jeopardy! review @ 

 https://jeopardylabs.com/play/the-breadwinner-test

Packet due Tomorrow!

 

Monday, June 2, 2014:

Study for The Breadwinner Test on Wednesday.

Breadwinner Packets due Wednesday.

 

Friday, May 30, 2014:

Finish Chapters 14 and 15 Comprehension

Questions.  Chapters 11-15 Comprehension

Questions to be collected on Monday. 

 

Thursday, May 29, 2014:

Finish Chapter 13 Comprehension Questions. 

 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014:

Chapters 11 and 12 Comprehension Questions. 

 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014:

Pre-Assessment due tomorrow!

Book Fair tomorrow!

Sentence Test on Friday!

 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014:

Chapters 5-8 quiz tomorrow.  Review

Comp questions and vocabulary.

http://quizlet.com/43394484/the-breadwinner-chapters-5-8-flash-cards/

Sentence Test on Friday

Sentence Combining Worksheet p 45. 

 

Friday, May 16, 2014:

Independent and Subordinate Clauses

worksheet 101.

Study for Independent and Subordinate

Clauses quiz Monday.

Completed presentations must be emailed to me

deirdre.berry@whrsd.org and to your school email

address by Monday.

 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014:

Completed presentations must be emailed to me 

deirdre.berry@whrsd.org and to your school email

address by Monday, May 19th!

 

Friday, May 9, 2014:

Finish New York Times Article Paragraph

Summary.

 

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 and Thursday May 8, 2014:

The Breadwinner Chapters 1-4 Quiz on Friday. 

Review Chapters 1-4 Comprehension Questions and

Chapters 1-2 Vocabulary.  Vocabulary Review:

http://quizlet.com/42367040/breadwinner-vocabulary-flash-cards/

 

Monday, May 5, 2014 and Tuesday, May 6, 2014:

No Homework. Math MCAS Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

Friday, May 2, 2014:

Independent Reading Assignment book should

be read and notes taken by Monday, May 5th.

Thursday, May 1, 2014:

Finish "The Bravest Girl in the World"

article questions. 

Independent Reading Assignment book should

be read and notes taken by Monday, May 5th.

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014:

Deborah Ellis Paragraph (typed or neatly

handwritten) due tomorrow.  If you need to

finish gathering information on the author,

see "Deborah Ellis Article" to the left. 

Independent Reading Assignment. Book should

be read and notes taken by Monday, May 5th.

 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014:

Compound Subject/Compound Verb Review.

Continue reading and taking notes on your

Independent Reading Assignment. Book should

be read and notes taken by Monday, May 5th. 

 

Monday, April 28, 2014:

Continue reading and taking notes on your

Independent Reading Assignment.  Book should

be read and notes taken by Monday, May 5th. 

 

Thursday, April 17, 2014: 

Read and take notes on your Independent

Reading Assignment over vacation.  Book should

be read and notes taken by Monday, May 5th. 

 

Monday, April 14, 2014:

Compound Subjects and Verbs (pg 135)

 

Friday, April 11, 2014:

When You Reach Me final project due Monday, April 14th.

Quiz on Sentence/Sentence Fragments/Subjects/Predicates

on Monday, April 14th.

 

Wednesday, April 9, 2014:

"Complete Predicate and Verb" pg 134.

When You Reach Me final project due Monday, April 14th.

Quiz on Sentence/Sentence Fragments/Subjects/Predicates

on Monday, April 14th. 

Continue Reading and Note Taking Independent Reading Assignment book. 

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014:

"The Subject and the Predicate" page 132.

 

Monday, April 7, 2014:

"The Sentence" and "Complete Subject and Simple Subject" pages 131 and 133. 

 

Friday, April 4, 2014:

Independent Reading Assignment Book Choice and Parent Signature due

Monday.  Bring book to class!

When You Reach Me project: Bring project paper and markers/colored

pencils to class Monday.

 

Thursday, April 3, 2014:

Sections 5-8 Test tomorrow. See Study guide link at left 

and Jeopardy! review game:https://jeopardylabs.com/play/when-you-reach-me-sections-5-8 

Poetry Contest/Extra Credit due tomorrow.

Independent Reading Assignment Book Choice and Parent Signature due Monday, April 7th.

 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014:

Finish any Section 8 Comprehension Questions not completed in class.

Literary Devices III-V.

Sections 5-8 Test on Friday (see study guide link at left and Jeopardy! game: https://jeopardylabs.com/play/when-you-reach-me-sections-5-8). 

Public Library Poetry Contest (Extra Credit) poem due by end of the

school day Friday. 

Independent Reading Assignment Book Choice and Parent Signature

due Monday, April 7th. 

 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014:

Literary Devices, I and II. 

Section 7 Quiz tomorrow. Review

Comprehension Questions and

Vocabulary:

http://quizlet.com/24217704/when-you-reach-me-sections-7-and-8-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Sections 5-8 Test on Friday (see study guide at left).

Independent Reading Assignment book choice and parent/guardian signature due Monday, April 7th.

 

Monday, March 31, 2014:

Review Section 7 Vocabulary: Make flashcards, or use quizlet:

http://quizlet.com/24217704/when-you-reach-me-sections-7-and-8-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Section 7 Quiz on Wednesday.

Sections 5-8 Test on Friday (see study guide at left).

Independent Reading Assignment book choice and parent/guardian signature due Monday, April 7th.

See Independnet Reading Assignment directions at left.

 

Friday, March 28, 2014:

Section 7 Vocabulary: Definitions, Parts of Speech,

Original Sentences, and Analogies. 

 

Thursday, March 27, 2014:

Sections 5 and 6 Quiz tomorrow. 

Review Sections 5 and 6 Vocabulary and

Comprehension Questions.  

http://quizlet.com/12097800/when-you-reach-me-sections-5-and-6-vocabulary-flash-cards/

 

Trimester 3 Independent Reading Assignment book choice with parent signature

due Monday, April 7th.  See requirements using link to the left

"Trimester 3 Independent Reading Assignment."

 

Monday, March 24, 2014:

Section 6 Vocabulary: Crossword & Original Sentences

 

Friday, March 21, 2014:

Review Section 5 Vocabulary Words at

http://quizlet.com/12097800/when-you-reach-me-sections-5-and-6-vocabulary-flash-cards/

 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014:

Vocabulary Workshop Unit 3 Test Friday!

http://quizlet.com/37476583/vocabulary-workshop-unit-3-flash-cards/

Create an original sentences for vocabulary words 11-20: luster, miscellaneous,

oration, peevish, seethe, singe, unique, upright, verify, yearn.

Character Traits Graphic Organizer and Open Response due Friday.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014:

Vocabulary Workshop Unit 3 Test Friday!

http://quizlet.com/37476583/vocabulary-workshop-unit-3-flash-cards/

Create an original sentences for vocabulary words 1-10: animated, brood,

culminate, downright, drone, goad, indulge, ingredient, literate, loom.

 

Monday, March 10, 2014:

When You Reach Me Test on Sections 1-4 Tomorrow!

See Study Guide link at left.

Vocabulary Workshop Unit 3 Test on Friday, 3/14.  

 

Friday, March 7, 2014: 

When You Reach Me Test on Sections 1-4 on Tuesday.

See Study Guide link at left.

Vocabulary Workshop Unit 3 Test on Friday, 3/14.

Vocabulary Workshop Unit 3 Antonyms.

 

  Thursday, March 6, 2014:

Section 4 Literary Devices.

When You Reach Me Test on Sections 1-4 on Tuesday.

Vocabulary Workshop Unit 3 Test on Friday, 3/14.

 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014:

Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop Completing the Sentence.

Unit 3 Vocabulary Workshop: Complete the Sentence (pages 38-39).

Copy the entire sentence, and fill in with the vocabulary word that

best fits the sentence.

1. The resentment of the American colonists against the harsh

policies of the British government __________ in armed rebellion.

2. The Fourth of July _______________ will be delivered in

City Square by the mayor.

3. Only one half of the population of that underdeveloped nation is__________.

4. The dull conversation became much more _________________ when it

turned to a subject in which we were all interested.

5. The sunlight shining on her beautiful, copper-colored hair gave it an almost

metallic ___________________.

6. The man was the prime suspect in the crime until two eyewitnesses came

forward to __________________ his alibi. 

7. Those books which do not fit logically under any of the subjects indicated

will be placed in a group labeled “__________________.”

8. When storm clouds ____________ on the horizon, we hurried to find shelter. 

9. We put supports around the tree that had been partially uprooted by the storm,

and it was soon standing ______________________ again.

10. Like some storm-tossed sea, her inventive brain ______________ with all

kinds of new and imaginative answers to old problems and questions. 

11. Like the traffic guard at a school crossing, the mother hen directed her

large ______________________ across the yard toward a torn sack of feed.

12. Indian elephant keepers usually use a short wooden __________________

to control and direct the movements of their huge charges. 

13. The first mark of a good cook is the ability to choose the best possible

___________________ for the dishes he or she will prepare.

14. When I saw how handsome my father looked in his brand-new jacket,

I ____________________ for one exactly like it. 

15. I don’t know which is worse- parents who are too strict with their

children or parents who ___________________ them too much.

16. I believe in being careful, but Dan is ________________ miserly

when it comes to spending money.

17. I’m normally fairly even-tempered, but I can become ___________

and irritable when I’m tired or frustrated. 

18. Larry has the _________________ distinction of being the only student

in school ever to win varsity letters in four sports.

19. “You’re just supposed to ____________ the meat,” I shouted at him in dismay,

“not burn it to a crisp!”

20. How pleasant it is for us city dwellers to smell the new-mown hay and

listen to the _________ of bees in the clover patch!     

 

Tuesday, March 4, 2014:

Section 4 Vocabulary.

 

 

Monday, March 3, 2014:

When You Reach Me Section 3 Quiz tomorrow.

Review Section 3 Comprehension Questions, and

Sections 1 and 2 Vocabulary. 

http://quizlet.com/11618110/when-you-reach-me-section-1-vocabulary-flash-cards/

http://quizlet.com/11731608/when-you-reach-me-section-2-vocabulary-flash-cards/

 

Friday, February 28, 2014:

Vocabulary Workshop Unit 3 Crossword.

Review When You Reach Me Sections 1 and 2 Vocabulary.

 

Thursday, February 27, 2014:

Finish and review Vocabulary Workshop Unit 3

Flashcards.  http://quizlet.com/37476583/vocabulary-workshop-unit-3-flash-cards/

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014:

Section 3 Vocabulary Activity.

Section 2 Quiz Tomorrow: Review Comprehension

Questions and Vocabulary.

http://quizlet.com/11731608/when-you-reach-me-section-2-vocabulary-flash-cards/

 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014:

Section 2 (pages 25-53) Quiz on Thursday. 

Review vocabulary. 

Check infinite campus for any missing assignments. 

 

Monday, February 24, 2014:

Review Section 2 (pages 25-53) Vocabulary.

Make flashcards, or use quizlet:

http://quizlet.com/11731608/when-you-reach-me-section-2-vocabulary-flash-cards/

 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014:

Finish Open Response Evaluation. 

 

Monday, February 10, 2014:

Review Section 1 Vocabulary:

http://quizlet.com/11618110/when-you-reach-me-section-1-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Bring TWO highlighters to class tomorrow. 

 

Friday, February 7, 2014:

Finish Graphic Organizer and

Open Response (Question 8). 

 

Friday, January 31, 2014:

Author Paragraph due Wednesday.  See "Author Paragraph

Directions and Links" to the left to access materials used in

class today.  

 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014:

"A Sound of Thunder" Test on Friday. Review vocabulary, packet, and

story annotations.

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014:

"A Sound of Thunder" Comprehension Questions 23-28.

Review "A Sound of Thunder" vocabulary: http://quizlet.com/34533497/flashcards

"A Sound of Thunder Test" on Friday.

 

Monday, January 27, 2014:

"A Sound of Thunder" Comprehension Questions 13-22.

Review "A Sound of Thunder" vocabulary.

"A Sound of Thunder" Test on Friday.

 

Friday, January 24, 2014:

"A Sound of Thunder" Comprehension Questions 1-12.

 

Thursday, January, 23, 2014:

Daily Oral Grammar (pg 5) and Literary Devices Examples (pg 2) in

"A Sound of Thunder" packet.

Review "A Sound of Thunder" Vocabulary. Make flashcards, or

use quizlet: http://quizlet.com/34533497/flashcards

 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014:

"A Sound of Thunder" Words to Own (pg 1).

Review "A Sound of Thunder" Vocabulary. Make flashcards, or

use quizlet: http://quizlet.com/34533497/flashcards 

 

Friday, January 17, 2014:

"A Sound of Thunder" Vocabulary due Tuesday:

Definition, Part of Speech, and Original Sentence for each word. 

 

Thursday, January 16, 2014:

Book Jacket due tomorrow!

"A Sound of Thunder" Vocabulary due Tuesday: 

Definition, Part of Speech, and Original Sentece for each word.   

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014:

Book Jacket due Friday.

 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014:

Book Jacket due Friday.

 

Monday, January 13, 2014:

Activity 5 on page 6 of "Best Word for the Job."

Book Jacket due on Friday.

 

Friday, January 10, 2014:

Finish Independent Reading Packet.

Activity Two, Page 3 in "Best Word for the Job."

Complete the chart and numbers 1 and 2 in the packet.

Complete number 3 on a separate piece of paper to be turned in.

 

Thursday, January 9, 2013:

Independent Reading Assignment

packet due Monday.

 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014:

Bring Independent Reading Assignment book and

packet to class.  Completed packet due Monday.

 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014:

Bring Independent Reading Assignment book and

packet to class this week. IRA finished packet due Monday,

January 13th.

 

  

Post-Mortem presentations tomorrow.

 

Monday, January 6, 2014:

Bring Independent Reading Assignment book and

packet to class this week.  IRA finished packet due Monday,

January 13th. 

Post-Mortem presentations on Wednesday. 

 

Monday, December 16, 2013:

Review Chapters 7 and 8 Vocabulary.  Make flashcards or use quizlet:

 http://quizlet.com/17145282/the-graveyard-book-chapter-7-vocabulary-flash-cards/

http://quizlet.com/17381460/the-graveyard-book-chapter-8-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Chapters 7 and 8 Quiz on Wednesday. 

Start reading Independent Reading book. 

 

Friday December 13, 2013:

Chapter 7 Literary Devices. 

Review Chapter 7 Vocabulary: use flashcards or quizlet:

 http://quizlet.com/17145282/the-graveyard-book-chapter-7-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Final Draft of Narrative Essay due Monday. 

Independent Reading Assignment Book Choice & Parent Signature due Monday.

 

 

Thursday, December 12, 2013:

Read the rest of Chapter 7 in The Graveyard Book, Pages 248-292,

or (online pages 69-83): http://www.goreads.me/graveyard-book  

To listen to Neil Gaiman read

aloud as you read along, go to:

http://mousecircus.com/videotour2.aspx?VideoID=7

 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013:

Read first half of Chapter 7 of The Graveyard Book, Pages 211-247 in packet or

 online at: http://www.goreads.me/graveyard-book (pages 59-69,

up to “We end this.”) 

 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013: 

Finish Editing Rough Draft! 

Bring Graphic Organizer, Rough Draft, Rubric, and Editing Paper to

class/library tomorrow!

Chapter 7 Vocabulary.  Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/17145282/the-graveyard-book-chapter-7-vocabulary-flash-cards/

 

Monday, December 9, 2013:

Rough Draft due Tomorrow.

Chapters 4-6 Test Tomorrow. See

Study Guide link at left.

 

Friday, December 6, 2013:

Chapters 4-6 Test on Tuesday.

See Study Guide link at left.

Rough Draft of Narrative Essay due Tuesday.

Independent Reading Assignment Book Choice &

Parent Signature due December 16th.  For ideas on

what might be good books, see:

http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/middle-school-fiction?page=3

 

Thurday, December 5, 2013:

Complete Narrative Essay Graphic Organizer.

Chapter 6 Quiz Tomorrow. Review Comprehension

Questions and Vocabulary. 

Chapter 6 (online pages 47-59): http://www.goreads.me/graveyard-book

Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/16762832/the-graveyard-book-chapter-6-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Chapters 4-6 Test next Tuesday. See Study Guide at left. 

 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013:

Chapter 6 Comprehension Questions, 5-10.

Chapter 6 (online pages 47-59): http://www.goreads.me/graveyard-book

Review Chapter 6 Vocabulary: make flashcards or

use Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/16762832/the-graveyard-book-chapter-6-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Chapter 6 Quiz Friday. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013:

Chapter 6 Comprehension Questions, 1-4.

Chapter 6 (online pages 47-59): http://www.goreads.me/graveyard-book

Review Chapter 6 Vocabulary: make flashcards or

use Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/16762832/the-graveyard-book-chapter-6-vocabulary-flash-cards/

 

Monday, December 2, 2013:

Chapter 6 Vocabulary (both sides).

 

Monday, November 25, 2013:

Dialogue Writing Assignment

 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013:

Chapter 5 Literary Devices.

Study Chapter 5 Vocabulary and Comprehension

Questions for Quiz Tomorrow.

Chapter 5 Vocabulary quizlet:

http://quizlet.com/16603904/the-graveyard-book-chapter-5-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Review Chapter 5 (and Interlude) online pages 40-47: http://www.goreads.me/graveyard-book

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013:

Chapter 5 Vocabulary due tomorrow. 

Chapter 5 Quiz on Thursdsay. 

Chapter 5 Vocabulary quizlet: http://quizlet.com/16603904/the-graveyard-book-chapter-5-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Review Chapter 5 (and Interlude) online pages 40-47:  http://www.goreads.me/graveyard-book

 

 

Monday, November 18, 2013:

Sensory Details Paragraph due tomorrow.

Chapter 5 Vocabulary due Wednesday.

 

Friday, November 15, 2013:

Finish Chapter 4 Literary Devices and

"Narrative Brainstorming".

 

Thursday, November 14, 2013:

Chapter 4 Quiz tomorrow.  Review

comprehension questions and vocabulary.

Quizlet for vocabulary: http://quizlet.com/16187725/the-graveyard-book-chapter-4-vocabulary-flash-cards/

"Narrative Brainstorming" due on Monday. 

 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013:

Narrow down to one person for your narrative.

Review Chapter 4 Vocabulary. Use flashcards or

review on quizlet: http://quizlet.com/16187725/the-graveyard-book-chapter-4-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Chapter 4 Comprehension Questions 4-7. If you need

to look back in the book, go to: http://www.goreads.me/graveyard-book

Chapter 4 is Pages 27-40.

Chapter 4 Quiz on Friday!

 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013:

Using graphic organizer created in class, write out

your "Show, Don't Tell" paragraph.  It must be

at least 100 words, and use at least three 

transition words.  Don't use the words of your

"Telling" sentence in your "Showing" paragraph!

 Vocabulary Makeup Tomorrow (Extension or

After School).

 

Friday, November 8, 2013:

5 Options for Narrative Prompt.

Vocabulary Makeup: Tuesday or Wednesday.

 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013:

Chapter 4 Vocabulary Activity

Review Chapter 4 Vocabulary

Make flashcards or review  on Quizlet 

http://quizlet.com/16187725/the-graveyard-book-chapter-4-vocabulary-flash-cards/

 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013:

Chapter 4 Vocabulary. 

 

Monday, November 4, 2013:

Chapters 1-3 Test Tomorrow!

See "Study Guide" link to the left for more info!

Jeopardy! Review game: https://jeopardylabs.com/play/graveyard-book-chapters-1-3

Book Fair Wednesday, November 6th.

 

 

Friday, November 1, 2013:

Finish Chapter 3 Literary Devices.

Chapters 1-3 Test is on Tuesday!

See "Study Guide" link to the left for more info!

Book Fair Wednesday, November 6th. 

 

Thursday, October 31, 2013:

Finish Chapter 3 Comprehension Questions.  To refer back

to the book, see: http://www.goreads.me/graveyard-book

Chapter 3 is online pages 16-27.

Chapter 1-3 Test will be Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

Ghoul Gate Extra Credit due Tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013:

In a short paragraph (approx. 75 words), Self Score your Open Response. 

Use the sample student work and score explanations @:

http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/student/2013/question.aspx?GradeID=7&SubjectCode=ela&QuestionID=26818#

Review Chapter 3 Vocabulary: Use your flashcards, oruse quizlet: http://quizlet.com/15642443/the-graveyard-book-chapter-3-vocabulary-flash-cards/

*Ghoul Gate Extra Credit due Friday

 

 

Monday, October 28, 2013:

Choose one answer-evidence-explanation from

your Chapter 1 Open Response to rewrite, weaving

in the quote.  If you need to refer back to the book, see:

http://www.goreads.me/graveyard-book

Chapter 1: Pages 1-9

Chapter 2: Pages 9-16

Chapter 3: Pages 16-27

Chapter 3 Vocabulary Activity.

Review Chapter 3 Vocabulary: make flashcards, or

use quizlet: http://quizlet.com/15642443/the-graveyard-book-chapter-3-vocabulary-flash-cards/

 

Friday, October 25, 2013:

Chapter 3 Vocabulary

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013:

Be ready to present your Biography Timelines tomorrow!

Graveyard Book Excerpt: Multiple Choice Questions

and Open Response due Friday.

 

 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013:

Chapter 2 Quiz Tomorrow. Review Chapter 2

Comprehension Questions and Vocabulary.

Vocabulary @: http://quizlet.com/15479699/the-graveyard-book-chapter-2-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Complete Chapter 2 Literary Devices.

If you need to refer back to Chapter 2, see:  http://www.goreads.me/graveyard-book

Chapter 2 is Pages 9-16.

Biography Inspiration Timelines must be

completed and emailed to me no later than

Thursday a.m.!

 

Monday, October 21, 2013:

Chapter 2 Vocabulary Activity.

Chapter 2 Quiz on Wednesday. Review Chapter 2 Vocabulary

using your flashcards or quizlet: 

http://quizlet.com/15479699/the-graveyard-book-chapter-2-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Biography Inspiration Timeline must be completed

and emailed to me by Thursday a.m.!

 

Friday, October 18, 2013:

Final draft of Chapter 1 Open Response due on Monday. 

 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013:

Chapter 2 Vocabulary due tomorrow. 

Bring rough draft of Open Response to class tomorrow.

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013:

Finish Rough Draft of Open Response. If you need more evidence

for your graphic organizer, see:   http://www.goreads.me/graveyard-book

Chapter 1 is Pages 1-9. 

Complete Chapter 2 Vocabulary by Thursday, then begin reviewing.  

Create flashcards, or review @   http://quizlet.com/15479699/the-graveyard-book-chapter-2-vocabulary-flash-cards/

 

Friday, October 11, 2013:

Finish reading biographies and taking notes on at

least 10 important events in the person's life (with dates).

Bring notes to class on Tuesday.

Timelines will be completed in class next week.  

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013:

Finish Chapter One Comprehension Questions, 4-6.

Chapter One Literary Devices: III, V, and VI.

Webquest due tonight!

Chapter One Vocabulary can be reviewed @

http://quizlet.com/15048512/the-graveyard-book-chapter-1-vocabulary-flash-cards/

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013:

Review Chapter One Vocabulary.  Make flashcards or

use quizlet: http://quizlet.com/15048512/the-graveyard-book-chapter-1-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Graveyard Book Webquest due Wednesday.  Email to me when completed.

 

Monday, October 7, 2013:

Chapter One Vocabulary. 

Graveyard Book webquest due Wednesday night. Email

to me when completed. 

 

Thursday, October 3, 2013:

Poetry Unit Test tomorrow! See Study Guide Link to the left.

Review @ https://jeopardylabs.com/play/poetry395

Bonus Questions will come from the video we watched in class,

"What is the Shortest Poem?" If you would like to re-watch the video,

it is @  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F7quI-MbzY

Poetry Scavenger Hunt is due at the end of class tomorrow (extra credit/optional)

Bring your biography to class tomorrow!

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2013:

Poetry Unit Test on Friday.  See Study Guide to left. 

Read "Annabel Lee" and answer the 6 multiple choice questions and

the 1 short answer.

 

Monday, September 30, 2013:

Finish Maya Angelou/Caged Bird. 

 

Friday, September 27,2013:

Lyric Poetry Quiz on Monday.

 

Thursday, September 26, 2013:

Lyric Poetry Skillsheets.

 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013:

Finish "Cremation of Sam McGee" 4 part assignment

 

Monday, September 23, 2013:

"Cremation of Sam McGee" quiz tomorrow:

 

“Sam McGee” Study Guide: 20 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Characteristics of a narrative poem (1 question)
  2. Know the effect of the rhythm on the poem (1 question)
  3. Plot of the poem (8 questions)
  4. Speaker (2 questions)
  5. Mood (1 question)
  6. Refrain (1 question)
  7.  Vocabulary (3 questions)
  8. Spelling Skill (1 question)
  9. Grammar Skill (2 questions)

 

 

Friday, September 20, 2013:

Independent Reading Assignment Biography Book Choice (with

parent signature) due Monday, September 23rd!

"Cremation of Sam McGee" Quiz Tuesday, September 24th.

Thursday, September 19, 2013:

Poetry Literary Terms Test Tomorrow!

http://quizlet.com/7684049/berry-poetry-literary-terms-flash-cards/

Independent Reading Assignment Biography Book Choice (with

parent signature) due Monday, September 23rd!

"Cremation of Sam McGee" Quiz Tuesday, September 24th.

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013:

"Sam McGee" Reading Strategy and Literary

Focus, pages 232-233.

Choose biography for Independent Reading Assignment

by Monday, September 23rd.

Study for Poetry Literary Terms Test on Friday!

http://quizlet.com/7684049/berry-poetry-literary-terms-flash-cards/

 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013:

"Cremation of Sam McGee" Vocabulary: word,

part of speech, definition, original sentence.

Choose biography for Independent Reading Assignment

 

by Monday, September 23rd. Poetry Literary Terms test this Friday:

 

http://quizlet.com/7684049/berry-poetry-literary-terms-flash-cards/

 

 

Monday, September 16, 2013:

"Lochinvar" Additional Stanza.

 

  • (2o pts) Lines per stanza
  • (20 pts) Rhyme Scheme
  • (20 pts) Syllables per line
  • (20 pts) Refrain
  • (20 pts) Content/Mood/Tone
  • (-1 pt/error) Spelling/Punctuation/Grammar

Choose biography for Independent Reading Assignment

by Monday, September 23rd. Poetry Literary Terms test this Friday:

 

http://quizlet.com/7684049/berry-poetry-literary-terms-flash-cards/

 

 

Friday, September 13, 2013:

Study for "Lochinvar" Quiz on Monday.

“Lochinvar” Study Guide

20 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. Definition and characteristics of a ballad (2 questions)
  2. Know the refrain of the poem (1 question)
  3. Identify the speaker in the poem (1 questions)
  4. When given a line or lines from the poem, be able to paraphrase; summarize the poem (10 questions)
  5.  Vocabulary (3 questions)
  6. Spelling Skill (1 question)
  7. Grammar Skill (2 questions)

 

 

Thursday, September 12, 2013:

Finish paraphrasing "Lochinvar."

Review your Poetry literary terms:http://quizlet.com/7684049/berry-poetry-literary-terms-flash-cards/

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013:

"Lochinvar" Vocabulary: Write each vocabulary

word, part of speech, and definition, then create an

original sentence for each word. 

Review your Poetry literary terms @

http://quizlet.com/7684049/berry-poetry-literary-terms-flash-cards/

 

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013:

Finish defining poetry literary terms

 

Thursday, September 5, 2013:

Final Draft of Summer Reading Essay.

 

Wednesday, September 4, 2013:

Finish Rough Drafts of summer reading

essays.

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013:

Finish graphic organizers for summer

reading essay.

 

Friday, August 30, 2013:

*Fragments/Run-Ons Worksheet

*Finish Summer Reading (if you took notes, or have a copy of

the book you read, please bring it with you to class Tuesday)

*Bring binder (with four tab dividers) to class Tuesday.

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013:

*Have Syllabus Signed by parent/guardian

*Don't forget to finish your summer reading!

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013:

Don't forget your summer reading!! Summer reading list

can be found at: http://www.whrsd.org/page.cfm?p=4795 

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013:

Study for test tomorrow. Jeopardy

Review: https://jeopardylabs.com/play/when-you-reach-me-sections-5-8

See quizlet vocabulary reviews below. 

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013:

Test on Sections 5-8 of When You Reach Me

on Thursday.  Review Comprehension Questions,

Literary Devices, and Vocabulary.  Quizlet Vocabulary

Review at: http://quizlet.com/24217704/when-you-reach-me-sections-7-and-8-vocabulary-flash-cards/

and http://quizlet.com/12097800/when-you-reach-me-sections-5-and-6-vocabulary-flash-cards/ 

 

Thursday, June 6, 2013:

Study for Sections 5 and 6 Quiz

Tomorrow. Review vocabulary and

comprehension questions for both sections!

Vocabulary review at: http://quizlet.com/12097800/when-you-reach-me-sections-5-and-6-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Red Sox Summer Reading Game Postcards due tomorrow

(optional extra credit).

 

Monday, June 3, 2013:

Section 5 Comprehension Questions.

Modifiers Test on Thursday. 

Red Sox Summer Reading Game

Postcards (extra credit) due Friday, June 7th. 

 

Thursday, May 30, 2013:

Study for test tomorrow. Jeopardy Review:

https://jeopardylabs.com/play/when-you-reach-me-sections-1-4

Literary Devices Quizlet:

http://quizlet.com/11869193/when-you-reach-me-literary-devices-sections-1-4-flash-cards/

Section 4 Vocabulary:

http://quizlet.com/11843557/when-you-reach-me-section-4-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Section 2 Vocabulary:

http://quizlet.com/11731608/when-you-reach-me-section-2-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Section 1 Vocabulary:

http://quizlet.com/11618110/when-you-reach-me-section-1-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Independent Reading Assignment due Monday.

See directions below.

 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013:

Comprehension Questions for Section 4. 

Independent Reading Assignment Character

Alphabet or Character Trait Poster due Monday,

June 3rd.  See sample character traits at:

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/lesson_images/lesson175/traits.pdf 

See directions below:

 

Option A:

A Character’s Alphabet Book

Using one (or both) characters, create twenty-six sentences based on the

alphabet scheme that demonstrates your knowledge of the character.  

You must include specific details from your independent reading book.   

Bonus Points: Use construction paper (cut each piece of construction paper

into 4 or 6 smaller pieces; you will need 5 to 7 pieces of paper), and do 1 letter

on each smaller piece; then, staple together into a small book.

 

Example:

 

If after reading The Breadwinner, you decided to write Parvana’s alphabet, it could start like this:

 

A is for how AFRAID Parvana felt when she was disguised as “Kaseem”  and was approached by a Talib soldier. She was certain he was reaching for a gun, but actually produced a letter for her to read. 

 

B is for the BOLDNESS Parvana demonstrates when she yells at the Talib in the marketplace to stop hitting her for shopping without a burqa or male relative.  

 

C is for the COURAGE Parvana shows when she leads Homa, who does not have a burqa, through the streets of Kabul after curfew.   

 

When you get to the letters like x, v and z, include words that contain the letters; they don’t necessarily have to start with them:  eXact, Very______, Zealous about…

The Character Alphabet should be neat, colorful, and show effective effort

 

Option B:   Character Trait Poster

Choose one character and four character traits exhibited by the character. Make a poster, with four squares.  Title each square with the character trait, and create a colored illustration in each square of a scene from your novel where the character exhibits that trait.  Illustrations must be detailed, colored, and show effective effort.  Finally, caption each illustration with a paragraph (5 to 7 sentences each), explaining the trait and the scene depicted. 

 

 

Friday, May 24, 2013:

Independent Reading Assignment:

Books must be finished and notes taken

by Tuesday, May 28, 2013. Bring books and

notes to class on Tuesday.   

 

Thursday, May 23, 2013:

Study for Section 3 Quiz Tomorrow:

Section 3 Comprehension Questions and

Sections 1 and 2 Vocabulary.

 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013:

Section 3 Comprehension Questions.

 

Monday, May 20, 2013:

Study for Quiz tomorrow on Section 2.

Quizlet Vocabulary Review:

http://quizlet.com/11731608/when-you-reach-me-section-2-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Check Infinite Campus for any missing work!

 

Friday, May 17, 2013:

Finish Section 2 Comprehension Questions.

 

Thursday, May 16, 2013:

Section 1 Quiz Tomorrow: Review

Comprehension Questions and

Vocabulary. Vocabulary review:

http://quizlet.com/11618110/when-you-reach-me-section-1-vocabulary-flash-cards/

 

 

Wednesday, May 15, 2013:

Section 1 Comprehension Questions.

 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013:

When You Reach Me Section 1 Vocabulary.

Independent Reading Books should be read,

and notes taken two weeks from today!

 

Monday, May 13, 2013:

Finish Rebecca Stead Paragraph.  Use your

interesting details from the interview and the answers

to the following questions in your paragraph.  Click here for today's in

class reading "A Conversation with Rebecca Stead" for

the answers to the questions.  Pages 10-13:

http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/teachers_guides/9780375850868.pdf*

*Where did Rebecca Stead grow up? When did she begin writing? Where did she go to college?

*How did Stead see A Wrinkle in Time differently reading the book again as an adult?

*Why did Stead want her story to take place in the 1970s, as opposing to today?

*Did Stead know how the story would end when she started writing it?

*What does Stead think is helpful for kids about the fact that this book crosses “genres”?

 

Thursday, May 9, 2013:

Finish Letter if not completed in class. Remember to include at

least three comparative modifiers (underlined once) and at

least two superlative modifiers (underlined twice).

Complete "The Monkey's Paw" Vocabulary.

Bring Literature Book to class tomorrow.

 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013:

Breadwinner Test Tomorrow! See Study Guide and

Jeopardy Review:

https://jeopardylabs.com/play/the-breadwinner-test

Chapters 11-15 Questions and Breadwinner

Packet due tomorrow. Bring materials for

Breadwinner Final Project to class tomorrow.

 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013:

Character Trait Open Response due tomorrow.

Breadwinner Packet and Chapters 11-15 Questions

due Thursday.  Test on Thursday.

*Remember to choose a new independent reading book and

have a parent signature by Monday!!

Monday, April 29, 2013:

Breadwinner Test and Packet will be

due on Thursday. See Test "Study Guide"

to the left.

Independent Reading Book must be chosen by

next Monday, with a parent signature.

 

Thursday, April 25, 2013:

Finish Chapters 11 and 12 Questions. 

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2013:

Finish Chapters 9 and 10 Questions. 

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013:

Chapters 5-8 Quiz Tomorrow. Review Vocabulary, Characters,and Comprehension Questions. Jeopardy Review Game:

 https://jeopardylabs.com/play/the-breadwinner-chapters-5-8

 

 

Monday, April 22, 2013:

Chapters 5-8 Quiz on Wednesday. Review Vocabulary, Characters,

and Comprehension Questions.

Check Infinite Campus for missing work.

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013:

Finish Chapter 5 The Breadwinner questions and

be ready to turn in Chapters 1-5 Questions tomorrow,

if you did not turn them in today!!

 

Monday, April 8, 2013:

Chapters 1-4 The Breadwinner Quiz tomorrow.  Review

Chapters 1-4 Vocabulary and Comprehension Questions. 

Review vocabulary on quizlet at:

http://quizlet.com/_cq1ep

Wednesday, March 27, 2013:

Finish Deborah Ellis Paragraph (Park, Stead, Ellis).

Finish Malala Yousefzai Questions (Gaiman).

Typed Final Draft of Unsolved Mysteries Essay due Tomorrow.

Independent Reading Assignment should be finished, with notes,

by Monday, April 1st.  Bring book and notes to class on Monday!

 

 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013: Walk for Water Sponsor Sheets and Donation Money Due TOMORROW!!

Finish NY Times Article Summary and either email or give to me on Thursday!Directions for Article Summary:

  • Go  to the Whitman Middle School Library Webpage
  • Click on “Gale Databases”
  • Under “Newspapers”, Click on ‘New York Times’
  • Search “Afghan Children”
  • Choose a recent (within the past 6 months) article to read. Make sure the article is “full text”! 
  • Write a paragraph summary (who, what, where, when, why) of the article. Also, include HOW this article demonstrates life in Afghanistan is different from your life in the U.S. Include the article citation at the bottom of your summary. 
  • Email the summary to me.
  • IF YOU DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO EMAIL AND/OR COMPUTER AND/OR INTERNET AT HOME, DO NOT START TYPING YOUR SUMMARY; instead, HANDWRITE IT!

 

Monday, March 11, 2013:

Sentence Test WILL be tomorrow! See review games below.

Body Paragraph Templates completed.

Sponsors for Walk for Water

 

Thursday, March 7, 2013:

Finish graphic organizer for three body paragraphs of Unsolved Mysteries

paper. 

Types of Sentence Test on Monday. Review at:

http://www.quia.com/rr/126726.html and

http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/sensort/index.html

Title and Parent Signature for Independent Read is

due Monday!

 

 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013:

Finish your online argument paper body paragraphs graphic organizer. Blank organizers can be found at:

http://www.readwritethink.org/files/resources/interactives/persuasion_map/ 

Once completed, save and print out, or save and email to your school email and me!

Breadwinner Webquest should be completed and emailed to me by the end of the day today!

Independent Reading Assignment Book Title and Parent Signature due Monday!

Sponsors for Walk!!

 

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013:

*Choose unsolved mystery topic by

tomorrow (from list below or own

choice approved by me):

Big Foot/YetiLoch Ness Monster

Ghosts

Life-after-Death Experiences

Psychic Abilities

UFOs/Aliens

Alien Abduction

How the Pyramids were built

Stonehenge

The Bermuda Triangle

Angels

Auras

Out-of-Body Experiences

Nostradamus

Time Travel

Spontaneous Human Combustion

Miracles

Psychic Healing

Crop Circles

 

*Independent Reading Assignment Title and Parent Signature due Monday.

*Webquest due by end of day tomorrow!

*Sponsers for Walk for Water!

 

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013:

Finish reading and answering questions

for "Anansi Steals All The Wisdom..."

Compound Sentence Quiz on Monday

 

 

Common Adverbial Conjunctions:

accordingly
also
besides
consequently
conversely
finally
furthermore
hence
however
indeed
instead
likewise
meanwhile
moreover
nevertheless
next
nonetheless
otherwise
similarly
still
subsequently
then
therefore
thus

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013: Write out

Open Response for Anansi Folktale.

 

Monday, February 25, 2013: Finish Graphic

Organizer.

Friday, February 15, 2013: Extra Credit:

Complete the Questions Below for the poem

we read in class in honor of Presidents Day

 "One Today"

Listen and read along to Richard Blanco’s “One Today”, the poem he wrote

for Obama’s inauguration on January 21st. Answer the following questions on

a piece of white lined paper in complete sentences. 

1. Find 3 strong examples of imagery/sensory details in this poem. 

Try to find examples that evoke different senses.

2. In Stanza 3, what allusions are made?

3. What kind of work does the speaker in the poem honor and respect?

What are these lines saying about America and Americans?

4. In Stanzas 1 and 7, the poet refers to geographical places in America.

What do these places mean to Americans?

5. In Stanza 6, what do the multilingual versions of “Hello” suggest

about the America the speaker is describing?   

6. Do you think this poem is a good choice to be read at a presidential inauguration?

Why or why not? What characteristics should inaugural poems possess?

 

 

Thursday, February 14, 2013:

Chapter 13-18 Test Tomorrow.

https://jeopardylabs.com/play/enter-title102634

Glog Movie Poster due Tomorrow

by midnight!

 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013:

Chapters 13-18 Test on Friday.

Review vocabulary on Quizlet at

http://quizlet.com/19292962/a-long-walk-to-water-chapters-13-20-flash-cards/

Finish Movie Poster

Glog by Friday (midnight) at

http://edu.glogster.com/

Keep in mind, you must have:

  • Have the Title
  • The Author’s Name
  • An Original (i.e. not the cover of the book) Illustration (with a major setting as the background)
  • 3 Characters (Nya, Salva, Free Choice) with the actors playing them, i.e. “Willow Smith as Nya”
  • Catchy Tagline, i.e. from Disney’s Tangled:  “They’re taking adventure to new lengths”
  • Release Date

**To get images, save the picture(s) you want to use (remember what you save them as!).  On your glog, click “images” then “upload.” Upload the picture you saved, then you must “search” for it in images for it to appear!

 

 

 

 

Thursday, February 7, 2013:

Review Chapters 13-18 Vocabulary

on Quizlet.com. Test on Tuesday!

http://quizlet.com/19292962/a-long-walk-to-water-chapters-13-20-flash-cards/

 

 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013:

Chapters 17 and 18 Vocabulary:

Definitions, Parts of Speech, and

Original Sentences.

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013:

Finish Chapters 13 and 14 Vocabulary:

Definitions, Parts of Speech, and

Original Sentences.

 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013:

Test on Chapters 7-12 Tomorrow:

Chapters 7-12 Jeopardy: https://jeopardylabs.com/play/a-long-walk-to-water-chapters-7-12

 

Monday, January 28, 2013:

Finish Chapters 11 and 12 Comprehension

Questions.

Chapters 7-12 Test on Wednesday.

Quizlet Review: Chapters 7-12 Quizlet: http://quizlet.com/18893306/a-long-walk-to-water-chapters-7-12-flash-cards/

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2012:

Chapters 9 and 10 Vocabulary:

Match with definition, determine

part of speech, and create an

original sentence for each word.

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013:

Finish your shopping spree for Nya and Salva.

Chapters 1-6 Test Tomorrow. Study Chapters 1-6

Vocabulary and Comprehension Questions.

 

Friday, January 18, 2013: Bring in any flyer/

circulars you have at home: Walmart, Target,

Lowes, Home Depot, Sears, Kohls, etc.

Chapters 1-6 Quiz on Wednesday. To review

the vocabulary on www.quizlet.com search

"A Long Walk to Water Chapters 1-6"

and select the flashcard set created by 

btkennedy.  

 

Thursday, January 17, 2013: Chapters 7 and 8

Vocabulary: Match definitions, parts of speech,

and create an original sentence for each word.

 

Friday, January 11, 2013:Pretend you are 'Silky' Bob. Write a

response to Jimmy's letter.

Response should be 3 to 5 Sentences.

At least 2 Sentences should be complex,

i.e. each should contain an independent

and a subordinate clause.

Underline your independent clauses

ONCE, and your subordinate clauses TWICE.

 

 

 

 

January 9, 2013: Spelling and Vocabulary

Skillsheets for "After Twenty Years."

"After Twenty Years" Test on Friday.

Typed Final Draft due on Friday.

 

January 8, 2013: Active Reading

of "After Twenty Years."  Typed

final draft of essay due Friday.

 

January 7, 2013: Final draft due

Friday, January 11, 2013. 

"After Twenty Years" Vocabulary.

 

January 4, 2013:

Rough draft due Monday.

 

January 3, 2013: Complete your Introduction and

Conclusion Templates. Set up on a blank piece of

paper like below:

Introduction Paragraph

Hook: Catch your reader’s

attention

 

“Thesis”: Lesson learned, theme, or beginning the events of the story

 

Set the Scene: Exposition:

Characters and setting

 

Conclusion Paragraph

Resolution : End/conclude the events of the story  

 

*“Thesis” Restated

 

Super So What: Reflection on event’s importance and/or impact on your life

 

*If your “thesis” in your introduction is the beginning events of the story you would

not restate the “thesis” in the concluding paragraph. If your thesis was a

lesson/moral/theme, that should be restated in your concluding paragraph. 

Remember, “restating” means using different words!

 

 

January 2, 2013: Complete Graphic Organizer/

Brainframe for Body Paragraphs of Narrative

Essay. Remember, you need Rising Action,

Climax, and Falling Action in the body!

 

 

December 19, 2012: 10 Lines of Dialogue between

two characters.

Remember to properly punctuate your dialogue,

and make sure it serves a purpose~moving plot

along, revealing character traits, revealing setting.

Choose one of the following scenarios as the set

up for your dialogue:

A) Parent-Teacher: How much money will it take for

little Billy to get an "A" in "ELA"?

B) Parent-Teenager: What could Johnny possibly be

doing out until 3 a.m.?

C) Two Friends: We meet at midnight.

 

December 17, 2012: "Show, Don't Tell"

paragraph due tomorrow.

 

December 14, 2012: Sensory Details Paragraph

due on Monday.

 

December 12, 2012: The Graveyard Book story

map due Friday.

 

December 11, 2012: Chapter 8 Quiz tomorrow.

To review vocabulary online, search "The

Graveyard Book Chapter 8 Vocabulary" on

quizlet.com

 

December 7, 2012: Finish Chapter 8 Vocabulary.

For a great website on The Graveyard Book, click on:

http://www.shmoop.com/graveyard-book/

My favorites? "Quotes" especially "Fate and Free Will"

Quotes, and "Quizzes."  See how many "shmoints" you

can score! Also, under "Best of the Web" you can find links

to just about everything Graveyard Book, including interviews,

images, reviews, and Neil Gaiman's own page. Have a great

weekend!

 

December 6, 2012: Chapter 7 Literary Devices.

Chapter 7 Quiz Tomorrow. To review vocabulary,

go to quizlet.com, and search "The Graveyard

Book Chapter 7 Vocabulary"

 

December 5, 2012: Finish Reading Chapter Seven,

Pages 248-292. To listen to Neil Gaiman read as you 

read along, go to: 

http://www.neilgaiman.com/p/Cool%20Stuff/Video%20Clips/The%20Graveyard%20Book%20Tour

Scroll down to "Chapter Seven, Part 2"

 

December 4, 2012: Finish Reading Chapter Seven,

Pages 211-247.

 

December 3, 2012: Chapters 4-6 Tomorrow! See

Study Guide Link at Left.  Jeopardy! Review Game:

https://jeopardylabs.com/play/the-graveyard-book-chapters-4-6 

Chapter 7 Vocabulary due Tomorrow.

 

November 29, 2012: Finish Chapter 6 Comprehension

Questions; Chapter 6 Quiz Tomorrow.

Review Vocabulary on quizlet.com: Search "The

Graveyard Book Chapter 6 Vocabulary"

Chapters 4-6 Test on Tuesday, December 4th, please

see "Study Guide" link to the left.

 

November 27, 2012: Finish Chapter 6 Vocabulary

 

November 26, 2012: Chapter 5 Literary Devices

Chapter 5 Quiz Tomorrow on Vocabulary and

Comprehension Questions.

 

November 19 and 20, 2012: No written homework.

Quizlet.com review of Chapter 5 Vocabulary, search

"The Graveyard Book Chapter 5 Vocabulary." Have

a great Thanksgiving!!!

 

November 15, 2012: Chapter 4 Literary Devices.

Chapter 5 Vocabulary due Monday.

Chapter 4 Quiz will be MONDAY.

Don't forget to wear white tomorrow for

7th grade Turkey Trot Spirit!

 

November 14, 2012: Chapter 4 Literary

Devices due on Friday.  Chapter 4 Quiz

on Friday.  Review Chapter 4 Vocabulary. 

On quizlet.com, search "The Graveyard

Book Chapter 4 Vocabulary."

 

November 13, 2012: Review Chapter

Four Vocabulary. On quizlet.com, search

"The Graveyard Book Chapter 4 Vocabulary" 

 

November 9, 2012: Final Draft of

Chapter Three Open Response due

on Tuesday, November 13th. 

 

November 8, 2012: Chapters 1-3 Test

tomorrow (see "Study Guides") For jeopardy

review game, click on the following link:

https://jeopardylabs.com/play/graveyard-book-chapters-1-3

Final Draft of Chapter Three Open Response is due

Tuesday, November 13th.

 

November 7, 2012: Rough Draft of Chapter

Three Open Response due tomorrow. 

Chapters 1-3 Test on Friday (see "Study

Guides")

 

November 5, 2012: Optional rewrites of Chapter One

Open Response due on Wednesday, November

7th. 

Chapters 1-3 Test on Friday.  See "Study Guide"

 

November 2, 2012:

Complete Chapter 3 Literary Devices

Review for Chapter 3 Quiz on Monday: Study

Comprehension Questions and Chapter 3 Vocabulary.

For Vocabulary Review, go to quizlet.com and enter

"The Graveyard Book Chapter 3 Vocabulary" in the search

bar.

 

October 26, 2012: Finish Chapter 3 Vocabulary.

 

October 25, 2012: Complete Chapter 2 Comprehension

Questions not completed in class. Chapter 2 Quiz tomorrow.

Review vocabulary on quizlet.com.  Search "The Graveyard

Book Chapter 2 Vocabulary."

 

 

October 24, 2012: Review Chapter 2 Vocabulary.

On quizlet.com, search "The Graveyard Book

Chapter 2 Vocabulary."

 

October 23, 2012: Final Draft of Chapter 1

Open Response due Tomorrow. Book Fair

Tomorrow!!

 

October 22, 2012: Finish Chapter 2 Vocabulary.

Final Draft of Chapter 1 Open Response due

on Wednesday.  Book Fair is Wednesday.

 

October 19, 2012: Rough draft of The Graveyard

Book Chapter One Open Response. 

 

October 18, 2012: Using complete sentences, create

three similes that describe characters met in Chapter

One.  Using complete sentences, create two examples

of personification.  Below are listed some suggestions

(although feel free to make up your own!):

Simile suggestions:

  • describing how the baby toddled into the graveyard
  • describing how the man Jack felt about failing to complete
  • his task
  • describing how Mrs. Owens held the baby

Personification Possibilities:

  • Moon
  • Gravestones in the graveyard
  • The house on the hill 

 

October 17, 2012: Review Chapter One Vocabulary

and Comprehension Questions for Quiz tomorrow.

Search "The Graveyard Book Chapter 1 Vocabulary"

on quizlet.com.

 

 October 16, 2012: Review Chapter One Vocabulary;

Search "The Graveyard Book Chapter 1 Vocabulary"

on quizlet.com.  Chapter 1 Quiz will be Thursday!

 

October 15, 2012: Review Chapter One Vocabulary;

Search "The Graveyard Book Chapter 1 Vocabulary"

on quizlet.com. 

 

October 12, 2012: The Sentence and its Parts packet

 

October 10, 2012:

Lyric Poetry Writing Assignment is due Tomorrow!

Poetry Unit Test Friday. See Study Guide link to the left. 

 

October 9, 2012:

Lyric Poetry Writing Assignment is due on Thursday.

Poetry Unit Test is Friday. See Study Guide link to the left.

 

October 5, 2012:

Biography Notes are due on Tuesday, October 9th.

Students must have completed reading their

independently chosen biographies and taken

notes (WITH DATES) on at least 10 important

events in the subject's life.  Have a great long

weekend!

 

October 4, 2012: Report directly to the

Pepsi Lab tomorrow!

Poetry Literary Terms test Tomorrow!

Review "Study Guide" at left, definitions

on quizlet.com, and Jeopardy game at:

http://jeopardylabs.com/play/poetry395

 

October 3, 2012: Report directly to library

tomorrow!

Lyric Poetry Quiz Tomorrow!

Poetry Literary Terms test on Friday.

Review "Study Guide" at left, definitions

on quizlet.com, and Jeopardy game at:

http://jeopardylabs.com/play/poetry395

 

 

October 2, 2012: Lyric Poetry Grammar and

Reading Strategy skillsheets pages 14-15.

Lyric Poetry Quiz onThursday.

Poetry Literary Terms Test on Friday. Review "Study

Guide" link to the left; definitions on quizlet.com,

and Jeopardy Game at:

http://jeopardylabs.com/play/poetry395

 

October 1, 2012: Lyric Poetry Vocabulary

and Spelling skillsheets, pages 12-13.

Poetry Literary Terms Test on Friday.

To review, search "Berry Poetry Literary

Terms" on quizlet.com. 

 

September 28, 2012: "Sam McGee" four

part assignment is due on Monday.

Independent Reading and note-taking

on biographies must be completed by

Tuesday, October 9th. 

 

September 27, 2012: Bring textbooks

and colored pencils to class tomorrow to

work on "Sam McGee" four part assignment.

 

 

September 26, 2012: "Sam McGee" Quiz

is Tomorrow! See "Study Guide" link to

the left for a breakdown of the quiz.

Bring textbooks and colored pencils

to class on Friday.

 

September 25, 2012: "Sam McGee" Quiz on

Thursday. See "Study Guide" link to the left

for a breakdown of the quiz.

 Bring Textbooks Wednesday-Friday this week!

 

September 24, 2012: Complete Vocabulary,

Spelling, and Grammar Skillsheets (pages 229-231).

Bring Textbooks to Class Wednesday-Friday this week!

 

September 21, 2012: Students should be

reading and taking notes on their independent

reading novels (biographies).  The reading and

notetaking must be completed by Tuesday,

October 9th! Have a great weekend!

 

September 20, 2012: Additional "Lochinvar"

Stanza due tomorrow.

 

September 19, 2012: "Lochinvar" Quiz

Tomorrow! Review Active Reading of Poem;

Paraphrase of Poem; and Skillsheets.

Additional Stanza due Friday.

 

September 18, 2012: Complete Skillsheets

Packet (Vocabulary, Spelling, Grammar

and Literary Focus).  "Lochinvar" quiz

on Thursday.  See "Study Guide" link

to the left for a breakdown of the quiz. 

 

September 17, 2012:  Paraphrased

Paragraph of "Lochinvar".

"Lochinvar" Quiz will be Thursday.

Now that students have chosen their

biography titles, they should be reading!

As students read, they are to take notes

on important events and dates in the subject's

life.  Books and notes should be completed

by Tuesday, October 9th!  

 

September 14, 2012: This week in class we

reviewed figures of speech and poetry literary

terms, as well as introducing some new terms

and figurative language.  We took notes

to prepare us for reading "Lochinvar" by

Sir Walter Scott, read the poem, and are 

now comprehending the poem.  We also

took our first "pop" quiz (open notes), and

had our journals checked for the first time.

Summer reading essays were also handed

back.

Biography Titles are due Monday!

Students must have the title, author's name, and a

parent signature on their Independent Reading

Assignment sheet.  Have a great weekend!!!

 

September 12, 2012: Biography Titles are due on Monday,

9/17/12.  Students must have the title, the author name,

and a parent signature on their Independent Reading

Assignment sheet. 

Review the Poetry Literary Terms using quizlet.com

Search for "Berry Poetry Literary Terms" and play

Scatter or Space Race.

 

September 11, 2012: Finish defining Poetry Literary Terms. 

Use your Poetry and Figurative Language Packet, and

the Handbook of Literary Terms in your Literature

Book to find the definitions. 

 

September 10, 2012: Finish Open Response to Question

#18 ("Kidnap" Poem) in Poetry and Figurative Language

Packet.

Don't Forget that Biography Titles are due in one

week!! You must choose a biography, and have

a parent/guardian sign off on your choice by

Monday, September 17th!

 

September 7, 2012: No Homework! Have a Great Weekend!

 

September 6, 2012: Final Drafts of Summer Reading Essay

due tomorrow.

Students were assigned their first independent reading

assignment of the year and must choose a biography or

autobiography to read. Some ideas for your read: 

http://info.infosoup.org/lists/biosForTeens.asp

 

 

September 5, 2012: Students have worked in class yesterday and today on

evaluating the summer reading reflective essay questions,

creating graphic organizers, and drafting their essays. 

Rough drafts should be completed tonight

as homework.  Peer editing of the essays will

take place in class tomorrow, and final drafts

(either typed or neatly handwritten in ink)

are due on Friday.

 

August 31, 2012: Cover Literature Book. 

Bring Binder to Class on Tuesday, September 4th.

 

August 29, 2012: Have your syllabus signed by a

parent/guardian by Friday, August 31st.

Bring Binder to set up on Tuesday, September 4th.

 

August 20, 2012: Don't Forget Your Summer Reading!

Summer Reading List for 7th Graders Can Be Found At:

WMS_Summer_Reading_2012_-_6-8.pdf

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