Weekly Calendar


Quarter 1 Essential Question:

How do we decide who we are and

who we want to become?



Resources for Persuasive Essays:

Persuasive Essay grading rubric

Video: MLA Format for Citing Evidence



This Week's Calendar:

Monday 10/15

  • Finish adding evidence to Flee Map using quote or paraphrase with MLA in-text citations
  • Type final draft of Uniform Persuasive Essay in Google Classroom using flee map as a guide

Tuesday, 10/16

Continue to type final draft of Uniform Persuasive Essay in Google Classroom

Wednesday, 10/17

Final Draft of Uniform Essays due at the beginning of Class-Turn In in Google Classroom

  • Begin Inquiry Project Presentations Check Due Date Bulletin Board in classroom for your assigned presentation date


Thursday, 10/18

Day 2 of Inquiry Project Presentations Check Due Date Bulletin Board in classroom for your assigned presentation date

Friday, 10/19

  • Periods 2-4 "C's or Better" Movie for 7th grade at the Overland Country Club Theater *(Those students with D's/F's stay in study hall to complete assignments and retake assessments)
  • Period 1, 6, 8 Pictionary: Use drawing to communicate/Complete unfinished essays

Calendar from Past Weeks:

Monday 10/8

  • Add 3 reasons that can be supported with evidence to Uniforms Flee Map
  • Star the supporting evidence in the Uniforms articles
  • Add transitions or transitional phrases to paragraphs 2-4

Tuesday, 10/9

Wednesday, 10/10

  • MLA format video with guided notes
  • Set up format for final draft in Google Classroom


Thursday, 10/11

  • MLA parenthetical citations and works sited page video
  • Properly paraphrasing and quoting evidence
  • Using starred evidence in Uniform articles, write evidence to include in essay including parenthetical citations

Friday, 10/12

Use Flee Map as to type final draft of essay in Google Classroom

Monday 10/1

  • Color code 5 paragraph essay Flee Map
  • Color code student essay example to identify parts

Tuesday, 10/2

  • What is a hook? Practice identifying and writing

Wednesday, 10/3

Thursday, 10/4

  • Transition Words/Phrases & Reasons with Evidence

Friday, 10/5

  • Practice identifying and writing conclusions that restate the claim statement using different words

Monday 9/24

  • Complete Tree Map of Uniforms: Pros & Cons
  • Read Article #1 in assigned group using critical reading strategies and fill in T Chart with article evidence

Tuesday, 9/25

  • Complete T Chart
  • Analyze bar graph as a group: Students around the US vote Yes or No for Uniforms

Wednesday, 9/26

Thursday, 9/27

  • Persuasive Essay Pretest Activity: Build a Persuasive Essay using its basic components

Friday, 9/28 Mrs. Boersig out today for South Camping Trip = Guest Teacher

  • Watch videos on the art of persuasion Video 1
  • Color Code the parts of an persuasive essay on Flee Map
  • Watch video on Plagiarism and fill in information in note catcher



Monday 9/17

  • Finishing touches on project
  • Written reflection about self expression in art and the project process

Tuesday, 9/18

  • Inside/Outside Circle project share
  • Written reflection of process and inquiry questions

Wednesday, 9/19

  • Poetry share: Gallery Walk with note catcher for analysis

Thursday, 9/20

  • Begin Persuasive Essay Unit: Pros & Cons of Uniforms
  • Class Continuum
  • Individual and Group TREE Map of pros/cons


Friday, 9/21

  • Growth Mindset: Neuron Bump Activity

Calendar from Passed weeks:

Monday, 9/10

  • Introduce Quarter 1 Inquiry Project Choices (Accelerated Required/GE Choice= +25 extra credit points)
  • Write " I Am From" Project Due Dates in planner
  • Go over the spicy, medium and mild choices for the "I Am From"/ "I Am" writing project
  • Choose an "I Am From"or " I Am" template and begin filling in the information in pencil

Tuesday, 9/11

  • Hand out directions/information for Q1 Inquiry Projects
  • Mini Lesson Review: What is a Metaphor?
  • Complete the poem template chosen yesterday

Wednesday, 9/12

Thursday, 9/13

  • Continue work on Final Draft of poem in Google Classroom
  • Continue work on "about me" silhouette collage with magazine cut-outs

Friday, 9/14 "I Am From" projects due end of class today

  • Complete Final draft of poem in Google Classroom (TURN IN and print)
  • Complete Silhouette collage and turn in