Homework

 Welcome to English Language Arts on Team 7.1!
 
Our focus: the essential practices of prewriting, drafting, and revision, extended reading comprehension of and responding to fiction and non-fiction texts, strategies for vocabulary acquisition, and the identification and appreciation of author's craft.

Current Assignments

Monday, 10/23:

*Put your “discussion worthy” index card in a safe place and bring to tomorrow’s class so you can continue to take notes as we read the novel. Remember, you may use these notes on an upcoming comprehension quiz!

**For all writing classes: The final copy of your “Take Me There” writing piece is due into Google Classroom no later than Friday, 10/27 (extended from 10/24). Pieces should be at least a page (double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman). See related documents on GC to help you with your writing process.

***October Book Orders will be submitted tomorrow!


Friday, 10/20:

*Students took a reading assessment today. Scores will be in PowerSchool by this evening.

**Also, for all writing classes: The final copy of your “Take Me There” writing piece is due into Google Classroom no later than Friday, 10/27 (extended from 10/24). Pieces should be at least a page (double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman). See related documents on GC to help you with your writing process.

***October Book Orders will be due Monday, 10/23 (extended from today) so be sure to get your orders in. You may order online with our class code (HKTJZ) or send in the form and a check.

Thursday, 10/19:

Put your “discussion worthy” index card in a safe place and bring to tomorrow’s class; you may use these notes on our upcoming comprehension quiz! Our quiz will be pushed to Monday if many students do not finish reading through the end of chapter 15. If it’s just a few students, we can take the quiz tomorrow and allow the remaining students to take the quiz during tomorrow’s Enrichment or on Monday.

*Also, for all writing classes: The final copy of your “Take Me There” writing piece is due into Google Classroom no later than Tuesday, 10/24. Pieces should be at least a page (double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman). See related documents on GC to help you with your writing process.

*October Book Orders due Friday, 10/20; you may order online with our class code (HKTJZ) or send in the form and a check.


Wednesday, 10/18:

-Put your “discussion worthy topics” index card in a safe place and bring it to tomorrow’s class so you can continue to take notes as we read through the end of chapter 15 together. You may use these notes on our upcoming comprehension quiz!

-The final copy of your “Take Me There” writing piece is due into Google Classroom no later than Tuesday, 10/24. Pieces should be at least a page (double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman). See related documents on GC to help you with your writing process.

-October Book Orders due Friday, 10/20; you may order online with our class code (HKTJZ) or send in the form and a check.


Tuesday, 10/17:

-Put your “discussion worthy topics” index card in a safe place and bring it to tomorrow’s class so you can continue to take notes as we read through the end of chapter 15 together. You may use these notes on an upcoming comprehension quiz!

-The final copy of your “Take Me There” writing piece is due into Google Classroom no later than Tuesday, 10/24. Pieces should be at least a page (double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman). See related documents on GC to help you with your writing process.

-October Book Orders due Friday, 10/20; you may order online with our class code (HKTJZ) or send in the form and a check.


Monday, 10/16:

-If not finished in today’s class, students should complete two observations in their Writer's Notebook from today’s reading of chapters 9 and 10.

-October Book Orders due Friday, 10/20; you may order online with our class code (HKTJZ) or send in the form and a check.


Friday, 10/13:

-Post your very best Reader’s Observation related to anything presented in chapters 4-8. This means you must choose just one from your worksheet. Revise as needed, edit correctly, and support your ideas with evidence/examples from the text.

-October Book Orders are due Friday, 10/20.


Thursday, 10/12:

-Due to a technological issue, today's reading quiz is rescheduled for tomorrow and will include information from chapters 1-8 of Red Kayak. Take a look at the "sneak peek" document on Google Classroom.

-Also, all students should compose a Reader's Observation (#3 on the worksheet) pertaining to chapters 7 and/or 8.


Wednesday, 10/11:

-Tomorrow, students will take a short reading comprehension quiz (related to chapters 1-6) to ensure their initial understanding of our novel, Red Kayak. Students will be allowed to use the novel during the quiz.

-By the beginning of Friday's class, all students should have read through the end of chapter 8 and composed a Reader's Observation (#3 on the worksheet) pertaining to chapters 7 and/or 8.


Tuesday, 10/10:

Compose (write) two EXCELLENT Readers’ Observations on your sheet. Always include supportive examples, and use direct evidence (with page number) when you can.


Friday, 10/6:

As we read chapters 4-6 of Red Kayak in class, students are jotting down some observations they have made while examining the text. If you wish, you can even write a rough draft of your next GC Observation Post, which you will work on during Tuesday’s class. Enjoy your long weekend!


Thursday, 10/5:

Fun Reading Friday tomorrow...We will participate in a full-class group reading circle!


Wednesday, 10/4:

If you did not complete this last night, post one thoughtful and meaningful observation related to one element from chapters 1-3 of Red Kayak.

-Also, check PowerSchool...are you missing assignments?


Tuesday, 10/3:

Post one thoughtful and meaningful observation related to one element from chapters 1-3 of Red Kayak; you can do this tonight or tomorrow night.


Monday, 10/2:

-Final copy of typed, revised, "best effort/work" Color Poem is due tomorrow, 10/3.

-Most students have finished the reading assessment; those who have not should see me for a pass.


Friday, 9/29:

-Final copy of typed and revised Color Poem is due Tuesday, 10/3.

-Most students have finished the reading assessment; those who have not should see me for a pass.

-*Scholastic Book Orders are due by Monday, October 2 at 3 p.m. Our class code is: HKTJZ


Thursday, 9/28:

-For tomorrow's class, have a "dirty" draft of your Color Poem. This is a typed and printed draft that has been marked up to show revision/improvement. See all related documents on Google Classroom.

-Most students have finished the reading assessment; those who have not should see me for a pass.

-*Scholastic Book Orders are due by Monday, October 2. Our class code is: HKTJZ


Wednesday, 9/27:

No new homework was assigned today. Most students have finished the reading assessment; those who have not should see me for a pass. Students are working in class to revise their Color Poems, and some students have started typing their "Take Me There" Descriptive Narratives.

*Scholastic Book Orders are due by Monday, October 2. Our class code is: HKTJZ


Tuesday, 9/26:

Reading Assessment Day--No new homework was assigned, but did you show Ms. Russo the typed draft of your Color Poem?

*Scholastic Book Orders are due by Monday, October 2. Our class code is: HKTJZ


Monday, 9/25:

Reading Assessment Day--No new homework was assigned, but be sure to show Ms. Russo the typed draft of your Color Poem.

*Scholastic Book Orders are due by Monday, October 2. Our class code is: HKTJZ


Friday, 9/22:

Have a typed draft of your Color Poem prepared for Monday's class. See all related documents on Google Classroom. Also, the reading assessment is on!


Thursday, 9/21:

No new homework assigned!


Wednesday, 9/20:

No new homework assigned! We weren't able to begin our district reading assessment in English class due to technology issues, so we worked on our beautiful color poems instead. See all related documents on Google Classroom.


Tuesday, 9/19:

No new homework assigned! Tomorrow we will begin our district reading assessment in English class.


Monday, 9/18:

Provide a thoughtful response for each of the three questions related to the interview “Live with Hands Unfolded.”


Friday, 9/15:

We hope you enjoyed your experience at Camp Hazen!


Thursday, 9/14:

Pack and prepare for tomorrow's trip.


Wednesday, 9/13:

Your two typed and decorated Haiku poems are due tomorrow.


Tuesday, 9/12:

Your two typed and decorated Haiku poems are due Thursday. We will have tomorrow’s class to finish them up. Please be sure you have a proper heading in the upper left-hand corner and make sure to get both poems on ONE page. View the checklist on Google Classroom to evaluate and improve your work.


Monday, 9/11:

No new homework was assigned; students are working hard on their back-to-school Haiku poems.


Friday, 9/8:

-Your signed Class Policy slip is due Monday, 9/11.

-Compose (write) two Haiku in your Writer’s Notebook. Use careful, creative, and interesting word choices and avoid “wasting syllables” with words like a, an, the, like, it, I, etc.


Thursday, 9/7:

-Get a response for each of the Imposter examples that were presented in class today. Be sure to clearly explain the object of the activity to your participant.

-Last day to submit written Summer Reading assignment is tomorrow as is our Book Chat!

-Feel free to bring in the novel/book notes to assist you.

-Signed Class Policy sheet due Monday, 9/11.


Wednesday, 9/6:

-Your English class questionnaire is due tomorrow. Be sure to respond in complete and thoughtful sentences. You may type your responses if you would like.


Tuesday, 9/5:

-If you did not turn it in today, your "I Am" card is due by the beginning of class tomorrow. Be sure to put in your best effort by taking your time, elaborating, and adding creative touches.

-Your English class questionnaire is due Thursday. Consider responding to some of the questions tonight to lighten your workload for Wednesday evening.