Classwork & Homework

Week of 15 - 19 October 2018
Read a total of at least 30 minutes a day.
MobyMax Homework:  Complete 15 minutes a night for a total of 60 minutes.

Monday
  • Complete the CAASP Interim Assessments for Grade 7 ELA Read Literary Texts.
Homework
  • Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax Language and read for 20 minutes.
Tuesday
  • Annotate pages 10-12.
  • Complete Concept Vocabulary for "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan (page 12).
  • Pre-read "Two Kinds" by reading footnotes and Close Reads (pages 13-24).

Homework
  • Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax Language and read for 20 minutes.

Wednesday  
  • Read "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan (pages 13-24).
  • Write two notes on each page of the story.

Homework: 
  • Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax Language and read for 20 minutes.

Thursday Meet in the Library
Homework: 

  • Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax and read for 20 minutes. 

Friday
  • Finish reading "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan (pages 13-24).
  • Write two notes on each page of the story.
  • Complete a Describing Bubble Map describing either the mother or daughter in "Two Kinds."

Next Monday:  Complete the Comprehension Check (page 25). Each answer must have two complete sentences. Type or use pen. Each answer must include citations. After the end of the last sentence in each answer, write the author's last name, page number, and paragraph in parentheses. Put the period for the sentence after the citation. 
Example:  The mother of  Amy Tan, the author of "Two Kinds" from Joy Luck Club, wanted her daughter to be both a doctor and a concert pianist (Tan 12).
Homework:  None or get a head start on next week's MobyMax and reading.


Week of 9 - 12 October 2018
Read a total of at least 30 minutes a day.
MobyMax Homework:  Complete 15 minutes a night Tuesday - Friday for a total of 45 minutes.

Tuesday
  • Review "Grounded" and Generations Unit Quick Write grading rubric.
  • Finalize two paragraphs (pages 8 & 9). 
Homework: 

Complete the final drafts of "Grounded" and Generations Unit Quick Write paragraphs.
Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax Language and read for 20 minutes. 


Wednesday  
  • Turn in "Grounded" and Generations Unit Quick Write paragraphs.
  • Start the CAASP Interim Assessments for Grade 7 ELA Read Literary Texts.

Homework: 
  • Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax and read for 20 minutes. 

Thursday
  • Complete the CAASP Interim Assessments for Grade 7 ELA Read Literary Texts.
Homework: 

  • Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax and read for 20 minutes. 

Friday

Annotate pages 10-12.
Complete Concept Vocabulary for "Two Kinds" by Amy Tan (page 12).
Pre-read "Two Kinds" by reading footnotes and Close Reads (pages 13-24).
Homework:  None or get a head start on next week's MobyMax and reading.


Week of 1 - 5 October 2018
Read a total of at least 30 minutes a day.
MobyMax Homework:  Complete 15 minutes a night Monday - Thursday for a total of 60 minutes.

Monday
  • Review Friday's Plot Elements & Plot Diagram test.
  • Set up classroom folders.
  • Set up myPerspectives in your binders (pages xxix - 50).

Homework:
Have your parent/guardian sign the SRI Progress to College & Career Report and sign the Reading Goals contract. This is due tomorrow.
Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax Language and read for 20 minutes. 

Tuesday
  • Discuss the Unit 1: Generations Essential Question: What can one generation learn from another?, page 2.
  • Annotate and complete Academic Vocabulary: Nonfiction Narrative (page 5).

Homework: 
Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax Language and read for 20 minutes. 


Wednesday  
  • Complete a first and second read of "Grounded" (pages 6-7). 
  • Write at least two notes on each page of the story. 
  • Third read: Highlight important information.

Homework: 
  • Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax and read for 20 minutes. 
  • Complete any classroom activity you did not finish.

Thursday
Annotate the directions and write the Summary paragraph on page 8. Your paragraph must be 7-9 sentences. You may write a rough draft on this page and then type your final draft.

Homework: 

  • Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax and read for 20 minutes. 
  • Complete the final draft of the summary paragraph on page 8.

Friday

Annotate the directions and write the Quickwrite paragraph on page 9. Your paragraph must be 7-9 sentences. You may write a rough draft on this page and then type your final draft.
Homework:  None or get a head start on next week's MobyMax and reading.


Week of 24 - 28 September 2018
Read for at least 30 minutes total a day.
MobyMax Homework:  Complete 15 minutes a night Monday - Thursday for a total of 60 minutes.

Monday
Complete your rough draft of "A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry. 
Begin reviewing Literary Elements.
Homework: 
  • Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax and read for 20 minutes. 
  • Final draft of the plot diagram with color-coded key is due Wednesday.
  • Study for Friday's on Plot Diagram, Conflicts, and Literary Elements.

Tuesday
Work on the final draft of your plot diagram.
Review the Literary Elements.

Homework: 
  • Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax and read for 20 minutes. 
  • Final draft of the plot diagram with color-coded key is due Wednesday.
  • Study for Friday's on Plot Diagram, Conflicts, and Literary Elements 


Wednesday  Meet in the Library.
Check out, renew, and return library books.
Turn in the final draft of "A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry. 

Homework: 
  • Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax and read for 20 minutes. 
  • Final draft of the plot diagram with color-coded key is due Wednesday.
  • Study for Friday's on Plot Diagram, Conflicts, and Literary Elements.


Thursday
Review for Friday's test on Plot Diagram, Conflicts, and Literary Elements.
Homework: 

  • Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax and read for 20 minutes. 
  • Study for Friday's on Plot Diagram, Conflicts, and Literary Elements.

Friday

Test on Plot Diagram, Conflicts, and Literary Elements.
Homework:  None or get a head start on next week's MobyMax and reading.


Week of 17 - 21 September 2018

MobyMax Homework:  Complete 15 minutes a night Monday - Thursday for a total of 60 minutes.
Read 20 minutes every night.

Monday - Wednesday
Continue reading and annotating "A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry.
If you are absent, be sure to copy the notes from someone in class or copy my notes when you return.
Homework:  Read 20 minutes and complete 15 minutes of MobyMax each night.


Thursday
Analyze the plot development of "A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry.
Start filling out a plot diagram.
Homework: Read 20 minutes and complete 15 minutes of MobyMax each night.
 
Friday

Complete the final draft of your plot diagram.
Homework:  None


Week of 10 - 14 September 2018
Due to technical difficulties last week we will complete some assessments/testing this week.

MobyMax Homework:  Complete 15 minutes a night Tuesday - Thursday for a total of 45 minutes.

Monday
Each student will complete the following tests/assessments:  
    SRI
    MobyMax Language Placement Test
Each student will complete or revise the Email a Teacher assignment. This is due Tuesday by the end of the day.
Homework:  Read 20 minutes.


Tuesday
We will learn review the Email a Teacher assignment.
We will pre-read "A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry.
Email a Teacher is due today.
Homework:  Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax and read for 20 minutes.

Wednesday
Begin reading and annotating "A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry.
Homework:  Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax and read for 20 minutes.

Thursday
Continue reading and annotating "A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry.
Homework:  Complete 15 minutes of MobyMax and read for 20 minutes.

Friday

Continue reading and annotating "A Retrieved Reformation" by O. Henry.
Homework:  None

Week of 4 - 7 September 2018

Tuesday
We will complete SRI testing (except Period 4).
We will learn how to correctly email a teacher.
Period 4 will complete slideshow presentations.
Homework:  Send Ms. Martin a proper email by Friday.

Wednesday
Meet in the library to check out and read books.
Homework:  
Send Ms. Martin a proper email by Friday.

Thursday
Periods 1, 2, 3, and 6 will take the MobyMax Benchmark test for Language.
Period 4 will take an SRI test and work on the Email a Teacher assignment. 
Homework:  Be sure to send Ms. Martin an email by tomorrow morning.

Friday
Email a Teacher assignment due.
Periods 1, 2, 3, and 6 will work on their Language assignments in MobyMax.
Period 4 will take the MobyMax Benchmark test.
Homework:  None 


Week of 27-31 August 2018

Monday - Thursday
Students will present their "A Little About Me" Slideshow. During presentations students will take notes on each presentation. 
Homework:  "A Little About Me" presentation notes are due Friday.

Friday
To be announced.

Week of 20-24 August 2018
Thursday is Back-to-School Night. We hope to see you there.

Monday
We will learn some class procedures and practice writing the plot diagram.
We will take notes on Literary Conflicts.
Homework:  None

Tuesday
We will review Literary Conflicts and work in class to brainstorm conflicts.
Homework:  None

Wednesday - Friday
Students will design a slideshow in their Google Drive account of 5-10 slides that represents themselves. They will present their slideshow to the class, practicing public speaking skills. Presentations will start next week.
Homework:  Work on your slideshow if needed.


Week of 15-17 August 2018

Wednesday 
Class Introduction
Learn the Plot Diagram: By the end of the period, you should have the Plot Diagram memorized and learn to spell denouement!
Homework:  None

Thursday
Review Plot Diagram.
Begin Discover Who I Am Worksheet.
Homework:  Complete the Discover Who I am Worksheet.

Friday
Review Plot Diagram and denouement.
Turn in Discover Who I Am Worksheet.
Homework:  None