October 5 - 9

Assignments listed here represent the "Plan" for the week.  Plans of course are subject to change as needed, so this should not be considered the last word on what will take place in class or will be assigned for homework.  When plans do change however, the changes will be reflected here (hopefully by the evening of the day in which they are known to exist).

Welcome to the first full week of hybrid learning.

Ott Class Help Pass
clip and use for the week of 9/5

Students who need extra assistance or need to discuss their projects may clip this pass and use it to see me Tuesday - Friday in the morning before school.

Extra Help is available this week.

Students may use this pass to get help with assigned work
or to discuss Book Projects and Presentations.

Students without passes may not be permitted
to enter the
building before school.

All 7th Grade ELAR Classes

Monday

  • Students will begin class with a grammar warm-up on the use of the pronoun "There."  They will practice using this pronoun correctly in a response to the prompt...That Was a Great Day.  Students will then be challenged to defend their use of the pronoun.

  • Students will then experience a mini-lesson on constructing a narrative summary statement...the SWBS statement.  We will view a version of the Little Red Riding Hood story, and practice constructing a statement for that story.

  • After we discuss the process, students will apply the plot diagram to our reading of "The Lorax."  Results will be reviewed and discussed.

  • We will end the class with a discussion of the homework expectations for the week and walk through an overview of this week's interactive notebook.

Homework: Students who have not done so, should acquire a novel to read independently as they are expected to have the novel to read independently for 30 minutes every night.  They have 5 reading logs due by the end of the week.  Studenst also have four Word Work words that are due with their interactive notebook.

Tuesday

  • Students will begin class with Vocabulary.com.  Students will interact with a list of words in an attempt to familiarize themselves with words that will show up in today's reading.  Vocabulary leaders will be recognized as well.

  • Students will then experience a mini-lesson on Theme and how to find it.  We will view a video by a young screen writer  who discusses the concept.  Then we will take notes distiguisihing what is and isn't Theme. 

  • Studens will experience a directed reading of "The Cemetery Path" where they will stop frequently and reflect on specific parts of the text.  They will then read the entire story through before beginning the plot diagram.

Homework: Students who have not done so, should acquire a novel to read independently as they are expected to have the novel to read independently for 30 minutes every night.  They have 5 reading logs due by the end of the week.  Studenst also have four Word Work words that are due with their interactive notebook.

Wednesday - All Virtual

  • Students will plan and write a response to "The Cemetery Path."  They will experience a mini lesson on how to adress a text based question and then plan their evidence and explanations of their answer to the question.

  • Students who need to do so will complete their plot diagram.

Homework: Students who have not done so, should acquire a novel to read independently as they are expected to have the novel to read independently for 30 minutes every night.  They have 5 reading logs due by the end of the week.  Studenst also have four Word Work words that are due with their interactive notebook.

Thursday

  • Students will begin today's class with the weekly poetry Warm-Up.  We will read "Point of View" together and students will reflect on the role point of view plays in their life and in the telling of "The Cemetery Path."
  • Students will then share their responses from yesterday's writing activity and compare their work to a model written in response to the same question.
  • Studens will then be introduced to the Dialectic Response, which will be added to their weekly routine starting next week.  We will examine two versions of the same response to determine the difference between them and to note the characteristics of the  full credit" response compared to the partial credit response.
Homework: Students who have not done so, should acquire a novel to read independently as they are expected to have the novel to read independently for 30 minutes every night.  They have 5 reading logs due by the end of the week.  Studenst also have four Word Work words that are due with their interactive notebook.

Friday

  • Studentsbegin class with the weekly Funny Bone analyzing a cartoon and attempting to draw conclusions from it before finally writing the caption that actually makes the cartoon funny,

  • We will then discuss challenges experienced this week clarifying concepts as needed.

  • Students will then be given time to complete their interactive notebook for the week, which may involve finishing up their Word Work, adding a reading log entry, or completing their assignments related to The Cemetery Path."

Homework: Students who have not done so, should acquire a novel to read independently as they are expected to have the novel to read independently for 30 minutes every night.  They have 5 reading logs due by the end of the week.  Studenst also have four Word Work words that are due with their interactive notebook.

 
All 7th Grade SS Classes  

Monday - 7G

  • Students will begin class this today with a look at current events and complete Today's News assignment in response to the CNN 10 daily broadcast.

  • Progress on the Five Themes of Geography will be discussed and students will be given a preview of the project they will begin Tuesday/Wednesday applying them to to a country of their choice.

  • Students will be given remaining time to amend their research as needed.

Homework:  Students should eliminate any Copy and Pasting that they did in theri initial research and make sure all of their work is reflected in their own words.

Tuesday - 7A

  • Students will begin class this today with a look at current events and complete Today's News assignment in response to the CNN 10 daily broadcast.

  • Students will then review the process for creating their Bibliography and citing the images they use in their projects.

  • Students will be given remaining time to work on their slide show versions of their project.

Homework:  Students should identify the country they want to reasearch for their "Five Themes of Geography" project.

Wednesday - 7A & 7G  All Virtual

  • Students will begin class this today with a look at current events and complete Today's News assignment in response to the CNN 10 daily broadcast.

  • Students will use FlipGrid to present their project to the class.  A Brief Tutorial on Flip Grid will be delivered and students will be given the remaining tome to work on their presentations.

Homework:  Complete the FlipGrid of their Projects.  Completed Projects are due Thursday and Friday.

Thursday - 7G

  • Students will begin class this today with a look at current events and complete Today's News assignment in response to the CNN 10 daily broadcast.
  • They will then be given time to view their classmates presentations and give them feedback on their work.

Homework:  No additional Homework Assigned.

Friday - 7A

  • Students will begin class this today with a look at current events and complete Today's News assignment in response to the CNN 10 daily broadcast.
  • They will then be given time to view their classmates presentations and give them feedback on their work.

Homework:  No additional Homework Assigned.