Homework

May 8, 2013 Wednesday

READING

The Reading Skills 2013 flash card vocab

WRITING

Rough Draft-Mother questions

Why were mothers made questions only

May 7, 2013 Tuesday

NO HOMEWORK! Good on today on the MSP.

May 6, 2013. Monday

~get a good night's sleep

~bring snacks

~study persuasive essay parts and friendly letter format.

Here's your schdeule for tomorrow:

Writing to Persuade 2013 Schedule

YOU HAVE ALL DAY FOR THIS TEST!

Take your time.

8:00-12:00           Testing

12:00-12:30         Lunch-If you are still testing, you can go get your lunch and return to your room…just like last Thursday!

For those finished:

12:33-1:08           2nd Period

1:10-1:45              4th Period

1:50-2:45              STAR

 

May 2, 2013. Happy MSP DAY

No homework

 

May 1, 2013 Wednesday

Hi Kids,

 Just a reminder that tomorrow you will be taking your first MSP test for 7th grade; it will be one of two writing tests (expository and persuasive).  It is an exhausting morning for you, so getting a good night’s sleep is important.  The test will begin first thing in the morning and you will have all day if you need it to finish.  When you are done, you will be going to your regular classes, except for flex, for a shortened period of time.

 Please ensure you have the following items for tomorrow morning:

  1.  pencils #2 – no mechanical ones  (3 of them)
  2. Mini pencil sharper
  3. Eraser
  4. Water
  5. Healthy snack (without crinkly wrappers preferably)

We have high hopes for you – given your incredible talent.

Best,

 Mrs. Baldwin, Mr. Bugbee, Mr. Condon, Ms. Cooper

MSP Schedule 2013

 

 

April 30, 2013 Tuesday

Reminders:

MSP testing: Writing to Explain is this Thursday. Bring lots of snacks, a great book to read, and comfy clothes. You will have NO ACCESS TO ELECTRONIC DEVICES!

PM class: "Do One Green Thing" skits due Friday!

WRITING

~Final copy of your pen pal letter due tomorrow!

 

April 29, 2013 Monday

Reminders: Genre Report Due Tomorrow!

MSP testing: Writing to Explain is this Thursday.

WRITING

~Rough draft of "Skyhawks are better than Vikings" letter. This will be edited tomorrow in class, so be sure you get it done!

April 26, 2013 Friday

No homework. Enjoy your weekend!

MSP testing starts next week.

April 25, 2013 Thursday

​~Study for VOCAB  Friday test!

~GENRE report due April 30, which is next Tuesday.

April 24, 2013 Wednesday

VOCAB

~Study for Friday test

WRITING

~ School rule persuasive prompt. Due Tomorrow!

April 23, 2013 Tuesday

VOCAB

~Elaboration techniques and persuasive essay techniques POP quiz  tomorrow!

WRITING

~Persuasive Prompt Practice #5 Congress due in final copy tomorrow! Make sure you do a pre-write that includes a pro/con t-chart on the back of your sheet.

April 22, 2013 Monday

VOCAB

~Elaboration techniques and persuasive essay techniques boxes poster due tomorrow

If you lost your notes:

Persuasive Techniques Whit ppt– look at this powerpoint

Persuasive Essay Techniques note template-write definitions for it

Elaboration Techniques-definitions

WRITING

~Persuasive Prompt Practice #3 television-pro/con chart due tomorrow

 

 

 

Pro/con chart of television writing body paragraog due tomorrow

April 19, 2013 Friday

No Homework

April 18,  2013 Thursday

WRITING

#7 Uniforms body paragraph DUE Friday!

Persuasive Prompt Practice #7 Uniforms

VOCAB

test tomorrow!

April 17 2013 Wedneday

NO HOMEWORK- Enjoy your evening

April 16 2013 Tuesday

WRITING

Multi-gender sports teams rebuttal paragraph DUE Wednesday!

Persuasive Prompt Practice #2 Multi gender sports

April 15, 2013  Monday

WRITING

Celebrity speaker intro paragraph DUE Tuesday!

Persuasive Prompt Practice student template

April 11, Thursday, 2013

VOCAB-study for test Friday!

April 10, Wednesday, 2013

NO HOMEWORK

April 9, Tuesday, 2013

WRITING

~type up final draft of new skill paper. Due tomorrow!

VOCAB

~study for test Friday!

April 8, Happy Monday, 2013

VOCAB-study for test Friday!

~AM- right words # 11

Right Words 11 template

PM PreAP vocab #20

Vocab #20 words

WRITING

~AM finish new skill essay corrections

~PM finish Writing folder cover

March 28, Thursday

READING

~Genre report due tomorrow!

VOCAB

Vocab test tomorrow. Put the "Stud" in study!

March 27, Wednesday

SOCIAL STUDIES

Ch 6 notes- pink and tan due tomorrow. Open note test.

READING

Genre report due Friday!

March 26, Tuesday

Lit circle packet-due tomorrow!

March 25, Monday

AM: study abravocabra words for Friday test!

Books available for checkout now. You need to be on schedule with your reading and entries.

 

PreAP:  study #19 words for Friday test!

Lit Circle Packet due tomorrow.

 

March 21, Thursday

No homework

March 20, Wednesday

No homework

March 19, Tuesday

READING

~ Lit circle Entry 7 due tomorrow

WRITING

~ Plastic Bag Ban Persuasive Speech-due tomorrow!

Article: Ban Plastic Bags article

Scoring rubric:Persuasive Speech rubric 2013

Research the Plastic Bag issue on both sides, using a pro/con t-chart.

  1. Read  the ”Ban Plastic Bags?” article in Scholastic Jr.  Collect data.
  2. Read the various arguments on both sides of this issue and collect data at: http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-plastic-bags-be-banned-from-grocery-stores
  3. Choose a partner, and pick a side of the issue. Prepare a one-minute speech to persuade another member of the class to vote pro/con on banning bags in stores in the US.  Use the following guidelines to prepare your speech:
  1. Clearly describe what the issue is, and your position on it

                    -hook(which kind?)

                    -a thesis(which includes the issue,  your position on it, and 3 reasons)

  1.  Cover each of the 3 reasons with details. Use the elaboration techniques of description, stats and facts, and quote.
  1. a conclusion with restatement of 3 points, and a satisfying closing sentence that is a call to action for the audience.

 

March 17 Monday

VOCAB

AM: Right Words 10 template

PM:PreAP Lesson 18

 

March 14, Thursday

study for Friday vocab tests!

March 13, Wednesday

no homework

March 12, Tuesday

Chapter 5 notes- Due tomorrow!

Finish Mall Debate speech

Study for Friday vocab test

March 11, Monday

~AM-Abravocabra #3

#3 words

~PM-PreAP #17

PreAP week 17 wrksht

Reading

~Lit. circle packet entries 3 and 4

March 9-10 weekend

Enjoy!  No homework.

March 7, Thursday

VOCAB
~Put the "Stud" in study for vocab tests! Don't forget the elaboration defs!
READING
~Lit Circle Entry 2- due tomorrow.

March 6, Wednesday

READING

~Lit Group packet Entry 1 due tomorrow

VOCAB

Study for vocab tests Friday!

March 5, Tuesday

WRITING

~one minute speech -due tomorrow!

Persuasive speech

Persuasive Speech Rubric

 

March 4, Monday

No homework, except start studying for vocab test on Friday! Enjoy the sun!!!!!

Feb 28th, THURSDAY

WRITING/SPEAKING

~Persuasive debate speech

Persuasive T Chart for Intro Pro and Con Notes

VOCAB

~study for persuasive vocab test

PreAP:  add #15 vocab test

 

Feb. 27th WEDNESDAY

WRITING
~The threePigs v. the Wolf position worksheet-due tomorrow! The Three Pigs v.WOLF worksheet

VOCAB

~study for Friday test!

 

Feb. 26, 2013 Tuesday                               

LATE START TOMORROW AND THURSDAY!     

GENRE REPORT DUE THURSDAY!

WRITING
~elaboration "EXAMPLE" body paragraph due tomorrow

EXAMPLE example

VOCAB

~study for test Friday!

Persuasive Vocabulary Words worksheet

Feb 25, 2013 Monday

VOCABULARY-study for Friday test!
~ both classes: Persuasive vocab
~Pre-AP: add Pre-AP #15 vocab

WRITING
~ Animal Myth with drawing, if not done
~ Community service/volunteering paper, if not done

READING
~table study packet due tomorrow: all three stories-Monkey's Paw; The Necklace; The Most
Dangerous Game. See earlier "homework" posts for the links to the hard copies, if you didn't
grab a hard copy from class today.

SOCIAL STUDIES
~Chapter four "The Great Encounter". European Explorers endure months at sea, meet NW
weather, the mouth of the Columbia, and Native American tribes. It doesn't go well.
Today we made a note-taking template and started taking notes. Open note test Thurs.

Reminder: Feb. Genre report due Thursday!

Good news! *****Late Starts this Wednesday and Thursday*****

 

Feb 22, 2013 Thursday

  WRITING

~to LAB pronto to fix rough draft/changes-print final essay copy

~Anecdote example worksheet

Anecdote example

~begin r.draft of Myth

Animal Myth Edit

Feb 21, Wednesday

WRITING

~make changes to your service learning paper. Final copy is due tomorrow anfter we go to the lab to make changes!

~Complete your animal myth story plot graph. you will begin typing your myth in class tomorrow!

Feb 19, 2013 Tuesday

WRITING

~Parent homework:rough draft peer-edit. Please give your rough draft and the tan peer eding sheet to your parent and have them edit your paper.  Make sure you change out those 10 words you found in the thesaurus! Bring both back tomorrow.

Peer Revision Expository

READING

~Novel study. At this point, you should be finished with two of the three stories by TOMORROW. Here they are if you need to access them:

The Most Dangerous Game story

The Monkey's Paw Story

The Necklace story

SOCIAL STUDIES

~animal totem research-myth prewrite.

Brainstorm for Animal Myth template

DUE tomorrow!

PREAP-Newscast rubric

Tribal Newscast project

 

Feb 14, 2013 Thursday Happy Valentines Day!

WRITING

~rough draft of service/volunteering essay due TUESDAY

Criteria: five paragraph minimum, double-spaced, 12 pt. font, essay title and by-line.

FEB 13, 2013 Wednesday

~Bring in Will Hornyak Permission and $$$

WRITING

~Introduction and conclusion (legal-sized sheets) due THURSDAY

 

Feb 12, 2013

BRING IN WILL HORNYAK PERMISSION SLIP AND $$$

Will Hornyak Artist in Residence

 WRITING

~ service/volunteering body paragraphs 2 and 3 (legal sheets) Due tomorrow!

SOCIAL STUDIES

~research your animal. Bring in fact about habitat, appearance, and also NA American beliefs about your animal. Animal research for myth 2013 Use page 2 of this document to fill out for your animal.

****FEB Genre Report Due Feb  28th***

Feb 11, 2013 Wednesday

~BRING IN WILL HORNYAK PERMISSION SLIP AND $$$

WRITING

~thesis statement and body paragraph 1 service/volunteering essay-due TUESDAY

PM class- add working on Tribal Newscast

Feb 5, 2013

Finish "Itxcla and Popo" Legend. See link for the story:Itxcla and Popo Mexican Legend

Study for Vocab test Friday!

Feb 4, 2013

~AM:  Obama speech homework entitled "Presidential Speech questions 2013" (see link below); and one story from the story study guide completed. See links below for all stories.

~PM:  Obama speech homework entitled "Presidential Speech questions 2013" (see link below); and one story from the story study guide completed. See links below for all stories.

Study for 10 minutes for vocab test Friday!

Feb 1-3 WEEKEND

~AM : no homework

~PM: you were supposed to have homework on the Obama speech, entitiled "presidential Speech questions 2013"but there was no time after the AWESOME variety show to pull together and make things clear, so I'm going to say NO HOMEWORK and we can chat Monday. This is what I passed out:

presidential Speech questions 2013

Enjoy this beautiful Friday and the weekend!

 

Jan 30, 2013

READING: genre report due tomorrow!

VOCAB: study for test tomorrow!

READING

Table Study stories-page 2 due tomorrow.

We are practicing applying reading targets and literary elements to short fictional stories. Each student currently has a novel study packet and one of the stories to read and pull apart. Table groups can work together to complete a second page of work on your story by the end of the period.Homework if you do not finish one page.

 Stories:

The Monkey's Paw The Monkey's Paw Story

Monkeys Paw Study Guide

The Necklace The Necklace story

The Necklace study guide

Dangerous Game The Most Dangerous Game story

Dangerous Game Study Guide

 

 

 

 

Jan 29, 2013

REMEMBER: Late Start tomorrow!

~Study for vocab test Thursday.

~Finish Sentence Fragment worksheet. Due tomorrow.

~Finish page one of tour Table Story Study guide.One page due tomorrow.

PreAP add:

Begin research on Modern Native American Tribes unit 

 

Jan 25th weekend:

  • Tribe Project 2013 Rubric-finish your 1/2 and be ready Monday to glue in and turn in! Whoo hoo!
  • AM class: your figurative language poster is due Monday. All 10 squares. If you are current in this assignment, you should only have 2 more squares to complete. Figurative Language Poster rubric

 

 

 

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