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May 24th 

Please reach your reading goal and bring in your book -- you have a reading check tomorrow! Your May book project (15 quotes) is due on Tuesday. 
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May 23rd 

You have a reading check on Friday, so make sure that you're caught up with your book! In addition, your May book project (15 quotes) is due on Tuesday.
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May 18th 

Please complete your "Raised" poem by the beginning of class on Monday. You can hand write it, print it out, or share it with me on Google Docs. 

Also, please keep up with your reading and work on your May book project!

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May 17th 

Your "Raised" poem is due on Monday at the beginning of class. Please keep up with your reading and book project as well. 

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May 16th

Today in class you began a list of people, activities, and things that have shaped or influenced who you are today. Your homework for tonight is to choose two things from this list and explain each one in a 5-8 sentence paragraph (for a total of two paragraphs). 

In addition, please keep up with your reading. Your May book project is due on May 29th. 

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May 10th 

Both of your Found Poems are due at the beginning of class tomorrow. We will also be having a reading check-in, so please reach your reading goal and bring in your book. 

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May 8th 

Finish your Found Poetry packet for tomorrow's class. I will be counting it as a grade during silent reading. In addition, please continue to read and work on your May book project. 

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May 7th

Please reach your Tuesday reading goal and continue to work on your May book project. 

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May 4th 

Please complete your poetry nomination packet for Monday's class discussion. Your May project is due on the 29th. 

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May 2nd 

For Friday: 
Please reach your reading goal, finish reading and marking your poetry collection, and complete your poetry nomination packet. 
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April 30th 

Please reach your Tuesday reading goal and keep in mind that your May book project is due on May 29th. 

MEA Members: Your Pride permission slips are due by Friday at the latest. 

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April 26th 

Your Blizzard Bags and April Book Project are due tomorrow. Please remember that since I won't be here tomorrow, if you hand in your Blizzard Bag, your grade will not go up until Monday! :) 
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April 25th 

Most of you were able to complete your mini-posters in class today. Those of you who decided to take yours home should complete them for homework tonight. Other than that, your finished book and your blizzard bags are due by Friday. 
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April 24th

Please finish your book and your blizzard bag work by Friday. If you are in period 1, 2, or 3, finish your poster draft for tomorrow. 
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April 11th 

Tonight, please reach your Thursday reading goal. In addition, your reading logs must be completed by Friday's class. 
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April 6th 

Your homework is to reach your Monday reading goal and to rest up for MCAS over the weekend! 

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April 5th 

Tonight, please reach your reading goal and complete any missing work. 
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April 2nd

Tonight, please reach your Tuesday reading goal. 
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March 30th 

For Monday, please reach your reading goal. 
Have a fun and relaxing weekend! 
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March 29th 

Your book project is due tomorrow. Please bring any and all missing books so that you can return them to the library tomorrow.!
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March 28th 

Please reach your Thursday reading goal, keeping in mind that your book should be finished by tomorrow morning. 
Your March book project is due on Friday and all Immigration essays should be ready to be printed at the beginning of tomorrow's class. 
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March 27th 

Please reach your Wednesday reading goal, keeping in mind that your book should be finished by Thursday. 
Your March book project is due on Friday. 
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March 26th

Please reach your Tuesday reading goal, keeping in mind that your book should be finished by Thursday. 
Your March book project is due on Friday. 

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March 22nd

Please reach your Monday reading goal and work on your March project. It is due one week from today! 

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March 21st 

Your March project is due on 3/30/18, so please be working on it regularly. 

Your essay deadline has been extended to Friday 3/23/18. I will see you then. 

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March 20th 

Your literary analysis essay is due at the beginning of class on Thursday. Please make sure that you have either shared your work with me or printed it out to hand in. 

Please continue to read your March book and to work on your project, due on March 30th. 

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March 19th 

Please keep up with your reading and work on your March project! 
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March 16th 

Please complete your graphic organizer by Monday. We will be using it to start your literary analysis essay on Monday. 

Have a fun weekend! 
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March 14th 

Please complete the evidence/analysis chart you began in class today. I will be checking it at the beginning of class. As always, please reach your reading goal for tomorrow. 

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  March 12th 

Please reach your Tuesday reading goal and work on your March project. 

Today in class we started to gather evidence for a literary analysis essay that we will be writing in class. For homework, please highlight at least two pieces of evidence from each text and make a note about what they suggest. 

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March 9th 

Please reach your Monday reading goal over the weekend and continue working on your March project... it's due 3 weeks from today! 

In addition, some of you need to make up the Dialogue packet from last night. 

Have a great weekend! 

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March 8th 

Please reach your reading goal tonight and remember to work on your March project. 
In addition, please complete the dialogue packet we started today in class. 

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March 6th 

If you did not finish the MCAS practice test today in class, please complete it for homework. If we have a snow day tomorrow, it is due the next time I see you! 

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March 5th 

Most of you were able to hand in your projects today, despite the snow day. For those of you who needed one more night, please make sure all your edits are completed by tomorrow morning at 7:30. If you have a handwritten project, I will be collecting it at the beginning of class. 

Tonight, please reach your Tuesday reading goal and keep in mind that your March project is due on the 30th. 

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February 28th 

Your February book project must be finished by the beginning of class on Friday. 

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February 27th 

Your February book must be finished by class tomorrow. Please remember to bring in your book (even if it's finished!) for our reading check-in.

In addition, please finish the prompt packet we did in class today. 

Your February book project is due at the beginning of class on Friday. We will be working on it in the lab on Wednesday and Thursday. 

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Here are some ELA games in case you finish your project early: 

http://freerice.com/#/english-grammar/1936178
"Free Rice" is a simple game. A multiple-choice question appears on the screen, and if you answer correctly, you get a grain of rice in their bowl. The more correct answers you produce, the more rice you receive. The cool part is that the rice is real. Free Rice donates actual rice to empoverished people around the world. You can track how much rice you have accumulated via correct answers. "Free Rice" features various categories, such as grammar, vocabulary, and literature, as well as various levels of difficulty.

http://www.wordgametime.com/grade/7th-grade
“Word Game Time” has compiled a wide selection of interactive language arts games for students. The link above is specifically for seventh graders, but other grade levels are available. The simple, animated games range from funny and amusing (“Capital Penguin”, “Giraffe Karts”, Owl Planes) to serious and challenging (“Crossword Puzzle”, “Code Breaking”, “Traveler IQ Challenge”).

http://www.pogo.com/games/boggle-bash
“Boggle Bash” is a slightly-adapted online version of the classic game “Boggle.” In the original word game, players square off against one another. “Boggle Bash,” in comparison, offers a cooperative, multi-player platform. Players must form words using a set number of letters. Similar to “Scrabble” and “Words with Friends,” “Boggle Bash” is an excellent vocabulary-building game for students of all ages.




February 16th 

Practice for punctuating dialogue: 

February 14th 

Please reach your Thursday reading goal and continue to work on your February project. 

Happy Valentine's Day! 

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February 13th 

As we discussed in class today, you have been receiving a lower amount of ELA homework than you are used to. Please use this extra time to get ahead on your project and your reading, keeping in mind that vacation is coming up. 

Tonight, please reach your Wednesday reading goal and continue to work on your February project. 

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February 12th 

Please reach your Tuesday reading goal and continue to work on your February project. 

You may also choose to work on the "Ember" sheet you received today in class. 

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February 9th. 

Please reach your Monday reading goal and continue to work on your February project. 

Have a fun and relaxing weekend! 

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February 8th 

Please reach your Friday reading goal and bring in your book for tomorrow's reading check-in. 

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February 6th

Please continue to reach your reading goal. Remember, if you haven't turned in your book project yet, you have until Friday to turn it in for late credit! 

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February 5th 

Tonight, please reach your reading goal. If you hit a post-it, remember to stop and write an entry for your book project! 

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February 2nd

Please reach your Monday reading goal. Your February book project is due on March 2nd.

Have a nice weekend and enjoy the P!nk Concert!!!!! 
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...Okay, okay... and the Superbowl, too. 
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February 1st

Your Character Journal is due tomorrow at the very beginning of class! 
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January 30th 

Your Character Journal is due at the beginning of class on Friday. Please be prepared to hand it in!
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January 29th

HAPPY SECOND HALF OF THE YEAR! 

This week's schedule looks like this: 

Monday and Tuesday: Work on Utopia/Dystopia Packet in class
Wednesday: Basketball Field Trip 
Thursday: Lab to work on Character Journals 
Friday: Character journals due at the beginning of class 

Homework: Your Character Journal is due at the beginning of class on Friday. Please be prepared to hand it in. 

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January 23rd

For midterms, please complete the four themes on your "The Lottery" vs. " The Hunger Games" packet. If you would like extra credit for Q2, you should complete any or all of the 8 questions in the back of the packet. As a reminder, Period 1 and Period 2 have their exam times on Wednesday. Period 3 and 4 have exam time on Thursday. 

In addition, please complete your January book by Friday and work on your Character Journal. 

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January 22nd

Please reach your reading goal and continue to work on your character journal. 
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January 19th 

Please reach your reading goal and work on your character journal over the weekend... 

... and check out this dog who's afraid of a flower! 

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January 18th

Please reach your Friday reading goal and bring in  your book for tomorrow's check-in. In addition, you should be working on your character journal regularly. It is due on February 1st. 

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January 16th 

Please reach your reading goal and continue to work on your Character Journal. 

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January 12th 

Please reach your Monday reading goal and work on your character journal. 

Have a fun long weekend! 

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January 11th 

We have a reading check-in tomorrow, so please reach your reading goal and remember to bring in your book! Also, please continue to work on your character journals. 

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January 10th 

Please reach your reading goal and work on your character journal. 
If you did not turn in your "Lottery" packet today, please be ready to hand it in tomorrow. 
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January 3rd 

Please reach your reading goal and complete the pre-reading sheet I handed out in class. 

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January 2nd 

Please reach your reading goal tonight! 
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December 20th

Your book analysis project is due at the end of class tomorrow. Whatever you have completed at that point must be handed in. For those of you who have completed your projects, there will be an extra credit option available during tomorrow's class. 

In addition, please finish your book of the month by Friday. 

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December 19th 

Please work on your book analysis tonight. Tomorrow, we will be going to the lab to put finishing touches on your work. 

If you need to retake a test, you may due so during any available MELO and/or study this week. It is your responsibility to coordinate retakes with me before break! 
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December 18th 

Please finish your WW6 and study for tomorrow's vocabulary test. On Wednesday, we will be going to the lab to work on your book analysis projects. They are due on Thursday. 

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December 13th 

Study for your test tomorrow and reach your reading goal! You also have WW6 and your book analysis project coming up next week! 
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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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