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December 11th 

Today in class we made a study guide for your Elements of Short Stories Test on Thursday 12/14. Please study for your test, work on WW6, reach your reading goal, and work on your book analysis project. 

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December 8th 

Please reach your Monday reading goal and continue to work on your book analysis project and W0rdly Wise 6. 
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December 7th 

Tomorrow is a reading check-in, so please reach your reading goal and bring in your book! 

WW6 is due on TUESDAY December 19th!
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December 6th 

Your Wordly Wise 5 packet is due tomorrow and you have a vocabulary test, so remember to study! 

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December 5th 

Please reach your reading goal and work on your book analysis. Remember that you have your WW5 test on Thursday and your packet is due! 

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December 4th 

Please reach your Tuesday reading goal. At this point, you should even be able to begin your book analysis project.  
In addition, don't forget that your Wordly Wise 5 test is this Thursday! 

And FINALLY, your November book project is due tomorrow!!! 

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December 1st 

Please reach your reading goal for Monday. 

Upcoming due dates to keep in mind: 
December 5th - Your November book project is due. 
December 7th - Wordly Wise 5 Test and packet due.
December 21st - Your Book Analysis Project is due. 

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November 28th  

Good news! Yesterday I extended the WW5 test and packet due date until December 7th. 

Let's take a look ahead to some important due dates: 

December 1st - Your November book needs to be finished. We will be going to the library to either return or renew your current reading books and to take out your December books. 
December 5th - Your November book project is due. 
December 7th - Wordly Wise 5 Test and packet due.

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November 27th

Tonight, please reach your reading goal, work on your November project (Due on December 5th) and continue studying for your WW5 test on Thursday, 

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November 22nd 

Please reach your Monday reading goal and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! 
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November 21st 

You have a reading check-in tomorrow, so bring in your book and make sure you're all caught up! 

For your upcoming November project, it is very important that you are keeping up with your nightly reading goals. 

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November 20th 

Please reach your reading goal and begin to work on Wordly Wise 5. Your WW5 vocab test is on Thursday, November 30th. 

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November 19th 

Please reach your Monday reading goal and have a wonderful weekend!
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November 16th 

Prepare for your reading check-in tomorrow and bring in your book! 

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November 15th 

Your two-page summary of "The Most Dangerous Game" is due at the beginning of class tomorrow. Please write only on the front side of your paper as we will be cutting your summary up. 

You also have a reading check-in on Friday! 

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November 14th 

Your two-page summary of "The Most Dangerous Game" is due at the beginning of class on Thursday. Please write only on the front side of your paper as we will be cutting your summary up. 

Also, please keep up with your reading! 

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November 13th

Tonight, please keep up with your reading goal and finish your Rainsford/Zaroff characterization sheet. 
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November 7th 

Your Wordly Wise 4 packet is due tomorrow and your test will take place. Make sure you study tonight! 
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November 6th 

Please remember to finish your characterization project! It is due at the beginning of class tomorrow and will be one of your first major assignments of the quarter. 

Also, please reach your reading goal and continue to study for your test on Wednesday. 

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November 3rd

Over the weekend, please work on your October book project. It is due on Tuesday, November 7th at the beginning of class. 
Also, please don't forget that your WW4 test is on Wednesday, November 8th and your packet is due! 

Have a relaxing weekend! 

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November 2nd 

Please continue to work on your Wordly Wise 4. If you have not yet started your October book project, please consider how you will begin that work tomorrow during class. 

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November 1st

Continue to work on Wordly Wise 4, due November 8th. 

Also, please be thinking about how you will complete the characterization project independently using a character from your October book. 

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October 31st 

Tonight, please turn in all missing or incomplete work by tomorrow at the end of the day.  Additionally, please continue to work on WW4. 

If you're going trick-or-treating tonight, have fun! 

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October 30th 

It's a rare time when you don't have reading to do! Please use this extra time to work on Wordly Wise 4 and catch up on any missing work. You can turn in missing work for partial credit until the end of the school day on Wednesday. 

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October 24th-October 30th

Upcoming Due Dates!!!!!

Thursday, October 26th 
    Fully typed Big E essay due at the beginning of class
Friday, October 27th 
    Characterization log due at the beginning of class
    Book finished 
Wednesday, November 1st
    Reading Logs are being graded for the quarter at the end of the day
Wednesday, November 8th
    Wordly Wise 4 due

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October 20th 

Over the weekend, please continue reading and working on your Characterization Log. Your counterclaim paragraph needs to be finished by Monday so that it can be added into your Big E essay. 

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October 19th 

Please reach tomorrow's reading goal and bring in your book! 
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October 18th 

Please study for your Wordly Wise 3 test tomorrow and finish your WW3 packet. As always, please continue to keep up with your reading and to work on your characterization log. 

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October 17th 

Tonight, please reach your reading goal and finish your counterclaim paragraph. Your Wordly Wise 3 test is on Thursday and tomorrow we will be reviewing in class. 

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October 16th 

Tonight, please finish the first draft of your Big E essay. I will be collecting them at the beginning of class tomorrow. 

In addition, please continue reading, filling out your characterization log, and working on Wordly Wise 3. Your vocabulary test is on Thursday. 

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October 13th

I hope your FRIGGATRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA isn't too bad this afternoon! 

Please remember to finish your Big E body paragraphs for the beginning of class on Monday. In addition, please reach your reading goal, keep up with your characterization log, and study for WW3. 

Have a great weekend! 

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October 12th 

Please finish the body paragraphs of your Big E essay by Monday. We will be writing the conclusion together then.

In addition, please reach your reading goal and bring in your book, keep up with your characterization log, and study for WW3. 

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October 11th 

Tonight, please finish your introduction. 

In addition, please keep up with your reading, your characterization log, and your WW3 packet. 
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October 10th

Tonight, please finish your Persuasion Map. I will be grading it in class tomorrow. 

In addition, please keep up with your reading, your characterization log, and your WW3 packet. 

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October 6th 

It's here! It's here! Fall Festival weekend is here! 

Keep up with your reading goal and your Wordly Wise 3... and if you see me at the festival, say hi! 

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October 5th

We're almost there! It's almost Fall Festival time!

Please reach tomorrow's reading goal and bring in your book; You have a reading check-in. In addition, please continue to keep your Character log in mind. 

Wordly Wise 3 is due on October 19th. 

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October 4th

You have a vocabulary test tomorrow on Wordly Wise 2 and your packet is also due. Also, please keep up with your reading and remember to fill out your characterization log when appropriate. 
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October 3rd

Tonight, please reach your reading goal and study for Wordly Wise 2 Jeopardy test review tomorrow. Your WW2 packet is due on Thursday and you have a vocabulary test on that day as well. Finally, please keep up with your Character Log. It is due on October 27th. 

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October 2nd 

Please reach your first reading goal and complete your bookmark calendar. Also, a reminder that your Wordly Wise packet is due this Thursday and you have a vocabulary test as well! 

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September 27th 

Tomorrow we are going to The Big E! 
Homework for Friday is to finish your book and to work on Wordly Wise 2. 

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September 26th 

Please reach your Wednesday reading goal and work on Wordly Wise 2. 

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September 25th

Please reach your Tuesday reading goal and work on Wordly Wise 2. 

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September 22nd

Please reach your Monday reading goal and work on Wordly Wise 2. 

Have a great weekend! 

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September 21st 

You have a reading check-in tomorrow, so please remember to keep up with your reading to bring your book to school. 

Also! Wordly Wise 2 was distributed today in class. Please be sure to complete it by October 5th. 

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September 20th 

You have your first vocabulary test tomorrow and your Wordly Wise is due. Please make sure to finish your packet and study for the test. 

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September 19th 

Reach your Tuesday reading goal and study for JEOPARDY tomorrow! 

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September 18th 

Please reach your Tuesday reading goal. 

I am moving your vocabulary test to Thursday, 9/21 so that we can use Wednesday, 9/20 as an extra day to study in class. 

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September 15th 

This weekend, please reach your Monday reading goal and continue to work on Wordly Wise. 

Have a wonderful weekend! 

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September 14th 

Your posters are due tomorrow at the beginning of class. Many of you have completed them, but some of you took your poster home to finish it there. If you have your poster, please make sure it comes back tomorrow!

You also have a reading check-in tomorrow, so please prepare by reach your reading goal and bringing in your book. 

See you tomorrow! 

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September 13th 

Tonight, please reach your Thursday reading goal and continue to work on your Wordly Wise packets. Remember, they are due on September 20th, the same day as your first vocabulary quiz. 

In addition, please complete the "Persuasion is All Around You" form you received during MELO. 

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September 12th 

Tonight, please reach your Wednesday reading goal and continue to work on your Wordly Wise packets. Remember, they are due on September 20th, the same day as your first vocabulary quiz. 

Tomorrow, we will be learning about all the different ways writers (and advertisers) use special strategies to persuade their audience. 

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September 11th 

Tonight, please reach your Tuesday reading goal. Your first Wordly Wise packet is due on September 20th. 
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September 8th 

Please reach your Monday reading goal. 

I hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend! 

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September 7th 

Tonight, please reach your Friday reading goal (the page number next to the September 8th box on your calendar). 

Tomorrow is your first reading check-in, so remember to bring in your book! 

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September 6th 

If you didn't finish the draft of your poster in class, please finish it tonight so that you can begin the final at the beginning of class tomorrow. 

Don't forget to keep up with your reading!

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September 5th 

Today during ELA, you chose your September reading book and began a bookmark calendar to help you stay on track with your reading. 

For tomorrow, please complete your letter, finish your bookmark calendar, and reach your reading goal (the number next to September 6th). 

See you tomorrow! 

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September 1st

Welcome, 7th Graders!


I have had a great week with you! I'm really looking forward to our time together this year. I can already tell that you are a fun and energetic class with a lot of enthusiasm for learning!


This weekend, your homework is to get your handbook form signed and returned if you have not already. Your letter to me is due at the beginning of class on Wednesday.


Have a wonderful long weekend! 

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