Weekly Assignments

See below for weekly assignments.

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FREE DOGO Reading Program/Books for the summer (good one)

ebookminnesota-- free ebooks for Minnesotans

EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY: THE WESTING GAME

Hawk Hour Food Photo Assignment

EPIC--unlimited books for kids (free e-books!)

NEWSELA summer reading club information

Crime Scene Activity papers--PDF--use in groups May 23-June 1st

The Westing Game Prezi

Questions and PDF file of The Westing Game

The Westing Game Character Analysis...

Brown Mansion, Coffeyville, KS


Language Arts Games:
http://www.wordgametime.com/grade/7th-grade
"free rice" game- this game actually donates rice to the needy.
"Boggle Bash"  
Great Web Sites for the ELA Classroom:
http://www.themostdangerouswritingapp.com/
http://www.controlaltachieve.com/
http://learninginhand.com/authors
http://www.inklestudios.com/inklewriter/

Newsela articles of the week:


FROM NOW ON RECENT ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE DIRECTLY BELOW BEGINNING AT THE TOP. :-)  THANK YOU.
 DAY ASSIGNMENT
 MONDAY,
JUNE 5TH
* HOMEROOM
* READ NOVEL IN CLASS
 TUESDAY, JUNE 6TH* VOCABULARY TEST
* FINISH NOVEL AND DISCUSS WITH GROUP TEST
 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7TH * BINGO
 THURSDAY,
JUNE 8TH
*  PBIS DAY! 
* HAVE A GREAT SUMMER
 FRIDAY, JUNE 9TH TEACHER WORKSHOP
MRS. SCHANK WILL BE AT SCHOOL UNTIL NOON TODAY, IF NEED BE


 DATE ASSIGNMENT
 May 29     Memorial Day.  No School
 May 30 * Hand in full draft of mystery story for peer edit
* Westing Game quiz (Chapters 1-21) 
* Read/Listen to story
 May 31* Read/Listen to story
 Early Release Day
 June 1 * Final Draft of Mystery story due to Mrs. Schank
* Read/Listen to story
* Study for Vocab Quiz next week
 June 2nd * Read/Listen to story
* Study for Vocab Quiz next week


 DATE        ASSIGNMENT 
 5/22 * READ THE WESTING GAME
* INTRODUCTION/SETTING OF MYSTERY STORY IS DUE
 5/23 *NWEA TESTING
* READ, IF FINISHED
QUIZLET QUESTIONS FOR THE WESTING GAME CHAPTERS 1-8
 5/24 * NWEA TESTING
* HAND IN MYSTERY STORY UP TO CLIMAX
 5/25 * NWEA TESTING
* READ, IF FINISHED
 5/26 NO SCHOOL TODAY


 DATE         ASSIGNMENT
 Monday, May 15th * Hand in Literature Circle materials
* Show me The Westing Game vocabulary sheets filled out/completed (10 pts)
* Finish Body Map presentations
* Begin The Westing Game.  Fill out character sheets as we go along.
 5/16/17 * Go over character sheets so far
* Listen to book on tape
 5/17/17         * Character sheets
* Book on tape
 5/18         * Character sheets
* What vocab has appeared so far?
* Brown Mansion page
    --Create your own mystery mansion/house/school/building/grounds story.
    --You can write either informative-style or story-style
    --Due at the end of next week (May 25th--a Thursday)
* Book on tape
 5/19Choir Trip to Valleyfair
* Possibly watch first part of The Westing Game movie
* Talk about Extra Credit option: Story Board (see top of web page)
* Practice BINGO
* Sherlock Holmes game 



 Date         Work Assigned and Done in Class
 Monday 5/8* Spelling
* Go over poster critique/ student score sheet
* Finish Reading and Body Maps
Tuesday 5/9* Last day to work on Body Maps
* Practice presentation
* Hang Posters tomorrow 
 Wednesday 5/10 * Meet with Groups
* Hang posters and begin critiques
 Thursday 5/11 * Play Sparkle
* Preview The Westing Game
 Friday 5/12 * Spelling test
* Begin The Westing Game

 DATE         ASSIGNMENT
 Monday, April 24 * Spelling pre-test
* Sentence Diagramming
* Read books for LIt Circles
 4/25 * Sentence Diagramming (prep phrases and adjectives)
* Introduce Body Mapping for Literature Circles
* Read
 4/26 * Sentence Diagramming
* Sparkle
* Read
 4/27 * Sentence Diagramming and grammar
* Read
 4/28 * Spelling Test
* Literature Groups


 Date Assignment
 Monday, April 17 MCA PREP
 4/18 MCA TESTING
* Grammar pages 9-11 due next class period
* Work on Literature Circles and read
 4/19 MCA TESTING
* Correct grammar pages and begin diagramming
* Read for Literature Circles
 4/20 * Read
* Verb phrases and Infinitives
 4/21* Meet with Literature groups 


 Daily Plan Jan. 16-19 What we are doing:
 Monday * Read
* Writing Assignment for paragraph one: To Build a Fire
 Tuesday * Read
* Work on paragraph one and begin paragraph two on the story
 Wednesday * Talk about paragraph one and two and begin paragraph three for To Build a Fire.
*
All work is due no later than today for Qtr. 2 grading
* Be sure to hand in Reading Journals--completed!
 Thursday* Last day of the semester.  The three paragraphs will be due next Monday. 
* Fire "building"
 Friday Teacher Work Day-- No class for students.  End of Semester One
 Extra Info Our Vocabulary and Spelling test for Chapters 1-3 of Call of the Wild will be given AFTER we have read the Call of the Wild. TBA. It will be the week of Jan 30-Feb.3rd. 



Vocabulary Words January 3-6
* quandary
* persona
* happenstance
* whilst
 January 22-26 Work
 Monday, January 22 Introduce Call of the Wild
Vocabulary and Spelling words in blue packet
All students received their blue packet
 Tuesday Assigned groups
Read Chapter 1 in Call of the Wild
 Wednesday changed
 Thursday Group work
Read Chapter 2 in Call of the Wild

 Friday Finish Chapter 2
Work in packets
First groups may go to the Klondike Cabin

 DatesWork 
 Monday, January 30th Shortened day.
* Quizlet
* Work on mapping Buck's trail
 Tuesday, January 31 Read from Call of the Wild
Honors Class: present PPT's
 Wednesday, February 1st * Work on finishing maps of Buck's trail, periods 4-8
* Read Call of the Wild
* Practice Quizlet as the test is Friday.
Trail Map
 2nd * Finish packets*
* Trail Map for Game
* Vocab and Spelling review

Klondike Kate Article I

The 2nd Klondike Kate Article is the paper copy in our classroomMap
 3rd Test of Chapters 1-3: Call of the Wild.  This will include spelling and vocabulary

 DATESASSIGNMENTS 
 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH* NEW PACKET FOR CHAPTERS 4 & 5. 
* REVEAL NEW SPELLING AND VOCABULARY WORDS
* READ CALL OF THE WILD
*
GUESS FOR KLONDIKE KATE
 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH* READING CALL OF THE WILD
* WORK IN GROUPS TO DO PACKET WORK
* BEGIN STUDYING SPELLING AND VOCABULARY WORDS 
* QUIZLET
 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH * READ TEXT
* WORK ON PACKETS
* DO QUIZLET FOR 20+ MINUTES
 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH* REVIEW SPELLING AND VOCABULARY
* READ 
 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH* READ CALL OF THE WILD
* WORK ON WRITING LETTERS FROM THE "NORTH."
* CAN PRACTICE SPELLING AND VOCAB.



 Date    Assignment 
 Monday, February 13 * Read Call of the Wild
 * Go over Study Guide
 Tuesday 2/14 * Finish reading The Call of the Wild
 * Fill in study guide, green packet, and finish Plot Mountain
 Wednesday
2/15
 * Test on Unit
* Fill in "My Reader's Notebook"
 Thursday
2/16
 
* Watch Movie
* Write Letters
 Friday
2/17
 * Write Letters
* Watch Movie
* MONDAY we will review the test and begin Poetry
 Date Assignment
 2/21

 * Begin Poetry Unit
 * Figurative Language and Vocabulary
 * Slam Poetry introduction

 2/22

 * Work on Reader's Notebook
 * Slam Poetry
 * Notes on Figurative Language
 2/23

 PBIS Day
 2/24

 * Review vocab
 * Hand out poetry book and look for elements
 * 
 2/25

 * Vocab sheet due
 * Review F. L. 
 * Read and choose poems. Create poetry book and write in it.
 Date     Assignment
 Monday, Feb. 27* Highlight and mark Figurative Language in your four chosen poems
* Fill in words for new vocabulary sheet: sound devices
* Take notes on "sound devices"
 Feb. 28* Mark poems with sound devices
* Practice quizlet
* Begin typing out poems with all highlighted marks.  You must choose four, but one can be from an outside source.
* Consider which poem you will memorize and test on
 March 1* Continue work on figurative language and sound devices in your poems.
* Work on vocabulary and Quizlet
* You may begin with Part I of the test, if you choose.
    - Part I: recite by memory the poem of your choice to Mrs. Schank
 March 2* Last day with computers this week so be sure and have your poems typed out and labeled.
* May recite Part I of your test to Mrs. Schank
 March 3* Work on test portions I and II today.
* Hand in vocabulary #11: Sound Devices
 Day    Assignment 
 Monday 3/13 * Sonnet poetry
 * Reading
 3/14 * Read group Sonnet work
 * Read
 3/15 * Begin Journalism Unit
 3/16 * Bring your article idea
* We will write 7-10 interview questions
* PPT on the journalism unit
 3/17 * Research your ideas and begin to look for credible evidence
* Interview goal is to be done by next Tuesday!

 DateAssignment 
 Monday, March 20 Vocabulary Words: denotation, connotation, cite, site
* Spelling this week 
 3/21 Work day for Journalism.  Goal:  Find Sources
 3/22Introductory paragraphs due: 5 W's 
"I am a newscaster" with a partner: phrasing information as news 
 3/23APA Source Day and
In-text citations
 3/24 Spelling Test
Work on research and finding a photo with caption

 DateAssignment 
 Monday, March 27* Finish up your APA Work's Cited page and meet with Mrs. Schank to show her your product/sources.
 Tuesday 3/28* Finish research and begin filling in template if you have not begun yet.
* Council with Mrs. Schank
 Wednesday 3/29* Reading and writing
* Tomorrow is the last day to work on your news page.
 Thursday 3/30* Project due today.
* END OF THE QUARTER
 Friday, 3/31 TEACHER WORKSHOP
 Date What we are up to:
 Monday 4/3* Spelling pre-test-  I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO 'SHARE' THIS FILE,  BUT THE INTERNET WILL NOT ALLOW AT THIS POINT.  WILL TRY AGAIN.
* text- structure pre-test
* text structure instruction: one by one
 4/4* Quizlet
* text structure article practice
 4/5 * text structure article practice-first half of day
 * text structure post-test today
 4/6* BOOK TALKS
 4/7* Spelling Test
* Meet with first literature group to look at books and discuss reading pages per week

 Date     Assignment
 Monday, April 10th Assign  Literature Circles
 4/11 Literature Circles and MCA Prep
 4/12 Literature Circles and MCA Prep
 4/13 Literature Circles and MCA Prep
 4/14 No School: Easter Break


Infinite Campus log in for phones or from home


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