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April 17- April 21

Language Arts

Tier II Vocabulary- Quiz on Monday (24th)


Reading

"Night"- Chapters 3 and 4

"Night" Close Read Questions


April 10- April 13

Language Arts

Tier II Vocab


Reading

"Night"- Chapters 1 and 2

Holocaust Museum Field Trip on Thursday


April 3- April 7

Language Arts & Reading

Research the Holocaust- Research Guide due on Friday

Begin the novel "Night" on Friday (Preface)



March 20- March 24

Language Arts

Finalize Argument Paper Outlines

Work on Argument Rough Draft

Peer Edit Argument Paper

Final Copy Argument paper due by Friday


Reading

Introduce Poetry Unit

Poetry Review and Close Read Questions

"The Willow & The Gingko"


**PARCC Testing will take place Monday during period 1-5**



March 13- March 17

Language Arts

Author Short Story Paper Introduction, Outline, and Rough Draft- Paper due Friday March 24th

Punctuation Review & Test (Wednesday)


**PARCC Testing will take place Thursday and Friday during periods 1-5**



March 7- March 10

Language Arts

Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary

Grammar: Semi Colons, Colons, Apostrophes


Reading

Ray Bradbury author study- “Drummer Boy of Shiloh”  and “There Will Come Soft Rains”



January 23- January 27
Language Arts
Conjunctions
Prepositional Phrase and Conjunction Quiz on Thursday
Dialogue Overview
Academic Vocabulary

Reading
"The Monkey's Paw" Play Version
Compare & Contrast versions of "The Monkey's Paw"


January 17- January 20
Language Arts
Quiz on Prepositions
Conjunctions
Academic Vocabulary
    Implicit, Induce, Inevitable, Infrastructure, Inspection

Reading
Mood and Setting Study
"The Monkey's Paw"


January 9- January 13
**MAP Testing will take place during ELA class on Wednesday and Thursday**

Language Arts
Grammar: Prepositions & Prepositional Phrases
Memorize Prepositions by Tuesday the 17th

Reading
Book Check Out
Independent Reading
Review Literary Devices used in reading


December 19- December 22
Language Arts
Adverb Review
Lesson 4 in grammar book: Adjective or Adverb
Adjective and Adverb Quiz- QUIZ on Wednesday

Reading
Finish Literature Circles
Literature Circle Poster Projects- Presentations on Wednesday

December 12- December 16
Language Arts
Creative Writing- Character Emotions and Dialogue
Adjectives Lessons 1-3

Reading
Literature Circles -Day 10-Day 14
Nightly pages and summaries


December 5- December 9
Language Arts
Creative Writing- Continuing strong verbs and begninning character traits and description
Adjectives- Pretest in grammar book
Academic Vocabulary-
    Appreciate, Exploitation, Exhibit, Drama, Crucial ---- QUIZ FRIDAY

Reading
Literature Circles- Day 5- Day 9
-Nightly pages and summaries


November 28- December 2
Language Arts
Creative Writing- Using strong verbs
Academic Vocabulary
    -Appendix, Accumulate, Contradiction, Abandon, Accompany

Reading
Literature Circle Novels- Small groups based on Fountas and Pinnell (Will continue through December 20th)


November 21-22
Conference Preparation
Finalizing Constructed Response


November 14- November 18
Language Arts
Constructed Response on Poe's Writing Style- DUE MONDAY NOV. 21st

Reading
Poe Test---"The Tell Tale Heart"


November 7- November 11
Language Arts
Tier 2 Vocabulary
    -Clarify, Conform, Commodity, Complement, Contemporary- QUIZ FRIDAY
Irregular Verbs

Reading
"The Masque of Red Death" 
"The Raven"

October 31- November 4
Language Arts
Using Quotations 
Tier 2 Vocabulary
    -Submit, Successive, Survive, Transmit, Ultimately

Reading
Make masks and review the history of carnivale for "The Cask of Amontillado"
Decipher the introduction to "The Cask of Amontillado"
Read "The Cask of Amontillado"


October 24- October 28
Language Arts
Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary--- QUIZ FRIDAY
    -Prohibit, Publication,Quotation, Release, Reverse

Group Creative Writing Assignment in the style of Poe


October 17- October 21
Language Arts
Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary
    -Innovation, Intervention, Isolated, Media, Phenomenon
Daily Language Quiz Friday
Verbs: Helping Verbs, Action Verbs, Linking Verbs

Reading
Read & Annotate "The Black Cat" 


October 11- October 14
Language Arts
Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary---QUIZ Friday on all 10 words
    -Global, Guarantee, Identical, Hierarchy, Ideology

Reading
Research Edgar Allan Poe
Discuss background info on Poe
Read & Annotate the poem "Alone"
Read & Annotate "The Black Cat" (May go into next week)


October 3- October 7
Language Arts
Noun TEST on MONDAY
Verb Pre-Test

Reading
Present O'Henry Group Poster Projects
Work on O'Henry Constructed Response- Due Thursday
O'Henry Readers Theater- "A Retrieved Reformation"


September 26- September 30
IBL(Inquiry Based Learning) Election Project- This will be occurring all day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Class will resume as usual on Thursday.

Language Arts
Nouns- Lesson 5 and 6 continued

Reading
Mini poster project reviewing all O'Henry short stories
Introduce and begin working on O'Henry Constructed Response


September 19- September 22  **Rubrics and other documents for this year have been updated in the "FIle Cabinet"**
Language Arts
Nouns: Lesson 5 (Subjects and Complements), Lesson 6 (Nouns in Phrases)
Tier 2 Vocabulary
    -Differentiate, Disposal, Dynamic, Eliminate, Extract

Reading
O'Henry stories; annotations and summaries of each story


September 12- September 16
Language Arts
Nouns: Lesson 2 and 3
Tier 2 Vocabulary
    -Confirmed, Contrary, Converted, Decade, Definite
Tier 2 vocabulary Quiz on Friday (All ten words)
Daily Language Quiz on Friday

Reading
Annotation Review
Summary Review
O'Henry stories and annotations


September 6- September 9
Language Arts
Introduction of Nouns, Nouns Lesson 1 and 2
Tier 2 Vocabulary
    -Adaptation, Advocate, Aid, Channel, Comprehensive
"Big Question" Constructed/Writing Response

Reading
7th grade Review Unit & Review Questions

August 29- September 2
**MAP Testing will take place in ELA Class on Tuesday and Wednesday**

Language Arts
Bio Poem due on Monday August 29
Make Academic Vocabulary Books
Begin Grammar

Reading
Independent Reading