Mrs. Volosin's Language Arts Class 
     "Books, to the reading child, are so much more than books-- they are 
                               dreams and knowledge, they are a future, and a past."  
                                            -Esther Meynell
 
 

HOMEWORK AND REMINDERS- 7B

 

EXPERT 21 READING PROGRAM ONLINE WEBSITE ADDRESS FOR STUDENTS TO LOG IN:
 

Scholastic Scope student password: crownpink685

HOMEROOM-    Seventh grade: Bring home Schoology letters with parent access codes

7B News: Save the Date for Medieval Times Field Trip on June 10, 2015 / Parent pick-up will be required at Eisenhower


SNACKS SOLD AND INGREDIENTS ARE ATTACHED ON MY "HANDOUTS" PAGE UNDER "FOOD LIST INGREDIENTS"
                     
ALL CLASSES- Personalized Reading Books needed daily! 

NON-Narrative / Persuasive Writing Unit Resource:

Self-assessment tool for persuasive writing: homework helper:

http://www.timeforkids.com/homework-helper/a-plus-papers/persuasive-essay /

PARCC website for practice tests: http://practice.parcc.testnav.com/#  
Grades 6-8 ELA Tutorial: http://parcc.pearson.com/tutorial/

 PARCC PRACTICE TESTS: http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/english/

Week of April 27 - May 1

Monday-  Reading / 
Writing:
 


Tuesday
-
 Reading: 
Writing: 

 *Complete "Eyewitness to History Introductory Station Work"; place document in "Inbox for Assignments"

Wednesday- 
Reading / 
Writing
 *Complete "Eyewitness to History vocabulary activity"

Thursday- 
Reading / 
 
Writing
 *Complete "Photo Analysis using Depth and Complexity icons"

Friday-
Reading / 
Writing: 
 *Begin reading Literature Circe book; two pages of notes are due on the first discussion (refer to "Smart Readers Take Notes" on Schoology): Friday, May 15th

Week of April 20 - April 24

Monday-  Reading / 
Writing:
 
*Complete reading/annotating Newsela article "Recalling March on Washington: Much progress...." through Binder; complete the writing activity due: tomorrow

Tuesday
-
 Reading: 
Writing: 

 *Complete reading/annotating Newsela article "Deported after years in the U.S., Mexicans are foreigners in two countries" ('U.S. Raised Dreamers Are Building Their Lives...") AND "NCAA dreams for UC..." ("Listen up, blind athletes! Berkeley Wants to Form a Goalball League"); complete the writing activities and quizzes for both articles (score at least a 3 or a 4 on the quiz-should reread on a lower lexile and retake if don't score 3 or a 4) due: tomorrow

Wednesday- 
Reading / 
Writing
 *Complete the two stations from the "Eyewitness to History Station Work" document and chart

Thursday- 
Reading / 
 
Writing
 *Complete the two stations from the "Eyewitness to History Station Work" document and chart

Friday-
Reading / 
Writing: 
 *Complete vocabulary word chart/drawing (the word that you signed up for during class)-your "Expert" word

Week of April 13 - April 17

Monday-  Reading / 
Writing:
 
*Begin brainstorming/outlining/researching for cause/effect essay-we will be drafting on Thursday! Be sure to reference documents to see what types of research needs to be incorporated 
*Workshop 3 xSkills assessment tomorrow!

Tuesday
-
 Reading: 
Writing: 

*Continue brainstorming/outlining/researching for cause/effect essay-we will be drafting on Thursday! Be sure to reference documents to see what types of research needs to be incorporated 

Wednesday- 
Reading / 
Writing
*Complete brainstorming/outlining/researching for cause/effect essay-we will be drafting on Thursday! Be sure to reference documents to see what types of research needs to be incorporated 

Thursday- 
Reading / 
 
Writing
*Complete drafts of Cause and Effect essay (we will be editing and revising during class tomorrow!); complete a "Works Cited" page by using Easybib.com for your sources; using the "Works Cited" page, complete your in-text citations with page numbers

Friday-
Reading / 
Writing: 
*Read assigned Newsela article (through binder)-"Activists Respond to Police Killings See Potential New Civil Rights Era"-complete quiz and writing

Week of March 30 - April 3

Monday-  Reading / 
Writing:
 
* Realistic Fiction writing (final copies) due tomorrow if you didn't print them out during class today! Make sure that they are double-spaced!

Tuesday
-
 Reading: 
Writing: 

*Complete reading "Storm in the Night" on Expert Space (under Workshop 3) and complete multiple-meanings M&M's handout, along with question assigned from class
*Complete reading assigned Newsela article on Volcanic Blasts (through binder) and complete writing/quiz; complete interpreting data online exercises

Wednesday- 
Reading / 
Writing
*Complete "Surviving the Tsunami" article and "How Do They Do That?" and descriptive language handout
*May begin researching for Cause/Effect essay

Thursday- 
Reading / 
 
Writing
*Complete Problem/Solution text (either "Baby-Sitting Kids Who Won't Behave" OR "Lighting Up the World") and handout
*Complete editorial cartoon (with speech bubbles and must be illustrated/colored)

Friday-
Reading / 
Writing: 


Week of March 23 - March 27

Monday-  Reading / 
Writing:
 
* Continue working on drafting realistic fiction piece (draft will be due on Thursday)
* Complete "Earth's Greatest Hits" reading, illustration, and caption (refer to document directions)

Tuesday
-
 Reading: 
Writing: 

* Continue working on drafting realistic fiction piece (draft will be due on Thursday)
*Complete "Think Across Texts" handout pages 192-193 and complete written assignment #5 on SCHOOLOGY (follow directions given on Schoology)

Wednesday- 
Reading / 
Writing
*Complete poem from Poetry Slam (periods 1/2 and 3/6)
*Continue working on drafting realistic fiction piece (draft will be due tomorrow)

Thursday- 
Reading / 
 
Writing
*Complete your revisions based on the two stations that you worked from Realistic Fiction pieces (Realistic Fiction pieces are due next Tuesday)

Friday-
Reading / 
Writing: 
*Complete your revisions based on the two stations that you worked from Realistic Fiction pieces (Realistic Fiction pieces are due next Tuesday)
*Complete Author's purpose/author's viewpoint lesson (Blendspace, Wildfires, or Out of the Dust)


Week of March 16 - March 20

Monday-  Reading / 
Writing:
 
* Complete generating ideas realistic fiction graffiti boards and written scene
* Complete Workshop 3 Nature's Fury reading stations (submit your objective summary into the "Inbox for Assignments," and for Station Four, you need to submit either your hard paper copy or your electronic copy to Mrs. Volosin by sharing your document)

Tuesday
-
 Reading: 
Writing: 

*Complete reading your assigned text for "Super Disasters of the 21st Century" (Hurricane Katrina, Earthquake: China, or Tsunami: Indonesia); you will be working with your groups on a presentation, making sure to cover the information in the document; you will present this information in class on Thursday
*Realistic Fiction Generating and Developing Ideas Station Work (complete the two stations that you visited during class)

Wednesday- 
Reading / 
Writing
*Complete reading your assigned text for "Super Disasters of the 21st Century" (Hurricane Katrina, Earthquake: China, or Tsunami: Indonesia); you will be working with your groups on a presentation, making sure to cover the information in the document; you will present this information in class tomorrow
*Realistic Fiction Generating and Developing Ideas Station Work (complete the two stations that you visited during class)


Thursday- 
Reading / 
 
Writing
*Realistic Fiction Generating and Developing Ideas Station Work (complete the two stations that you visited during class)


Friday-
Reading / 
Writing: 
*Story Maps / Brainstorming Outlines for Realistic Fiction Writing
*Complete "Get Inside the Tornado Objective summary"; place in "Inbox for Assignments" on my homework website (make sure to give me editing rights!)





 



































































 














 

 
 


 
 

 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Writing is an exploration.  You start from nothing and learn as you go."
                        -E.L. Doctorow
 
*Recommendended reading books can be downloaded from "Handouts" Page