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 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!)

Week of March 9 - March 13

Monday-  Reading / 
Writing:
 


Tuesday
-
 Reading: 
Writing: 


Wednesday- 
Reading / 
Writing


Thursday- 
Reading / 
 
Writing
*Realistic Fiction Tic Tac Toe generating ideas board
*Complete rereading Workshop 3 Station work (two stations that were assigned)
*For Station One (Workshop 3 Station Work), you need to 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.

Friday-
Reading / 
Writing: 
*Realistic Fiction Tic Tac Toe generating ideas board
*Complete rereading Workshop 3 Station work (one station)
*For Station One (Workshop 3 Station Work), you need to 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.


Week of February 23 - February 27

Monday-  Reading / 
Writing:
 
* Complete the "Monsters Are Due On Maple Street drama and film integrating sources" organizer (make a copy of the document and save it with your last name on it)
*PERSONALIZED READING BOOK NEEDED

Tuesday
-
 Reading: 
Writing: 
* Complete reading of Model Curriculum Three with informational reading and Apollo writing task (highlight correct answers and complete writing task on document beneath writing prompt

Wednesday- 
Reading / 
Writing


Thursday- 
Reading / 
 
Writing


Friday-
Reading / 
Writing: 

 
Week of February 16 - February 20

Monday-  Reading / 
Writing:
 


Tuesday
-
 Reading: 
Writing: 


Wednesday- 
Reading / 
Writing
*Complete the PARCC practice test on "Electricity" (directions on Sample PARCC directions document) and hand in Source Relationships Organizer

Thursday- 
Reading / 
 
Writing
Complete narrative writing task: A Wrinkle in Time and place in my "Inbox for Assignments"; highlight at least two rhetorical devices writings that were used in your document

Friday-
Reading / 
Writing: 
Monsters are Due on Maple Street assigned close reading questions

Week of February 9 - February 13

Monday-  Reading / 
Writing:
 

*May work on practice PARCC test (document shared "Sample PARCC directions")

Tuesday
-
 Reading: 
Writing: 
*May work on practice PARCC test (document shared "Sample PARCC directions")
*Complete close reading of "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" close reading and annotations

Wednesday- 
Reading / 
Writing
*May work on practice PARCC test (document shared "Sample PARCC directions")
*Complete close reading of "Road Not Taken" close reading and annotations; complete mini-themes chart with at least 3-4 cited pieces of text evidence for each mini-theme

Thursday- 
Reading / 
 
Writing
*May work on practice PARCC test (document shared "Sample PARCC directions")
*Complete body paragraph development outline and draft body paragraph for "Adventures of Tom Sawyer" and "The Road Not Taken"--place in "Inbox for Assignments" on homework webpage (make sure to grant teacher access!)

Friday-
Reading / 
Writing: 
*May work on practice PARCC test (document shared "Sample PARCC directions")

Week of February 2 - February 6

Monday-  Reading / 
Writing:
 

*Read Hurricanes and Drones Newsela article; complete quiz (assigned through "Binder") due: Tuesday
*Read Scientists Stalk Coastal Killer Newsela article; complete quiz AND writing (assigned through "Binder") due: Wednesday

Tuesday
-
 Reading: 
Writing: 
*Read Scientists Stalk Coastal Killer Newsela article; complete quiz AND writing (assigned through "Binder") due: tomorrow
*Complete Bathroom and Hallway Expectations poem/song (rhyme scheme) and context clue activity (refer to shared document for directions) due: tomorrow
*Read Napa Quake shows even retrofitted buildings and Storm Drenches California, but it's only a drop in state's drought Newsela articles; complete the writing assignment with the articles after annotating (assigned through "Binder") due: Friday

Wednesday- 
Reading / 
Writing
*Read Napa Quake shows even retrofitted buildings and Storm Drenches California, but it's only a drop in state's drought Newsela articles; complete the writing assignment with the articles after annotating (assigned through "Binder") due: Friday

Thursday- 
Reading / 
 
Writing
*Read Napa Quake shows even retrofitted buildings and Storm Drenches California, but it's only a drop in state's drought Newsela articles; complete the writing assignment with the articles after annotating (assigned through "Binder") due: Friday
*Dental Experience Writing due: Monday (submit in "Inbox for Assignments" on my homework webpage)
*Model Curriculum Two writing due: Monday

Friday-
Reading / 
Writing: 
*Dental Experience Writing due: Monday (submit in "Inbox for Assignments" on my homework webpage)
*Model Curriculum Two writing due: Monday






























































 














 

 
 


 
 

 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 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