7th Grade ELA:(2017-2018)

Monday, December 11th:  Choose a setting that has Scrooge and at least one other character.  Create a pop up illustration based off of information read.***Due to high absences on Friday, this lesson will begin today***
homework: Bell Work and Journals are due this week for grading

Tuesday, December 12th:  Complete pop-up illustration activity; complete any missing activities from Stave I
homework: Bell Work and Journals are due this week for grading

Wednesday, December 13th: begin reading Stave II-pages 30-35.  Create images for the characters, setting, and plot based off of Charles Dickens' perspective
homework: Bell Work and Journals are due this week for grading

Thursday, December 14th:  Provide evidence, locate the evidence-determine the connection that the evidence has with characters, setting, plot events when dealing with author's point of view-Activity sheet
homework: Bell Work and Journals are due this week for grading

Friday, December 15th:  Complete Part A/B questions pertaining to what was pulled out and discovered yesterday
homework: none

Monday, December 4th:  Begin reading the novel A Christmas Carol.  Complete an activity based off of Scrooge, the setting, and characters in each setting (pages 1-8)
homework: Book Projects due Thursday, December 7th

Tuesday, December 5th:  Continue gathering information about Scrooge, the setting, and characters-pages 9-16
homework:  Book Projects due Thursday, December 7th

Wednesday, December 6th:  Read pages 17-24-pull out specific information about Scrooge, the clerk, and Marley's face.  Answer comprehension questions
homework: Book project due tomorrow!

Thursday, December 7th:  Using the rest of Stave 1's reading, locate textual evidence that helps to determine the meaning of words/phrases pulled out.
homework:  Book Project Due Today!

Friday, December 8th:  Choose a setting that has Scrooge and at least one other character.  Create a pop up illustration based off of information read.
homework: none 

Monday, November 27th:  Begin reading the poem "The Cremation of Sam McGee" for word meanings
homework: none

Tuesday, November 28th:  Complete the poem and word meaning activity
homework: none

Wednesday, November 29th: Review for NWT test
homework: none

Thursday, November 30th: NWT test
homework:none

Friday, December 1st: NWT test and Interim, Session 3 test
homework: none

Monday, November 13th:  Interim Test
homework: none

Tuesday, November 14th:  Interim Test
homework: none

Wednesday, November 15th:  Using graphic organizer, story, and STEAL sheet, write a rough draft based off of Mr. Nuttel's character (story ending).
homework: none

Thursday, November 16th:  Use a checklist to make sure all components for the story ending are there; make adjustments; begin writing final copy
homework: none

Friday, November 17th:  Complete final draft of narrative story ending
homework:  Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!!!!

Monday, November 6th:  Interaction activity between Mr. Nuttel and all the other characters in "The Open Window."  Setting interactions as well
homework: none

Tuesday, November 7th:  Questions relating to interactions/setting -"The Open Window"
homework: none

Wednesday, November 8th:  Writing narrative prompt given; use the video clip of "The Open Window" to continue establishing interactions/setting information-will use to help write the narrative story ending
homework: none

Thursday, November 9th:  Use an Activity sheet with the "STEAL" process, S will locate information from the story, along with an explanation to help with understanding more about Mr. Nuttel
homework: none

Friday, November 10th:  Using the "STEAL" information, as well as a graphic organizer, S will begin creating their story ending.
homework: none

Monday, October 30th:  Out sick today.  Students were given a short story "The Open Window" to read and answer the questions that followed with the sub.
homework: none

Tuesday, October 31st:  Author's Point of view flyer creation based off of the non-fiction text article given last week "Stomp Out Bullying"
homework: none

Wednesday, November 1st:  Central Idea/Objective Summary review-activities with "Win Some Lose Some" and "The Open Window"
homework: none

Thursday, November 2nd: Activity with interactions with "The Open Window"
homework: none

Friday, November 3rd:  write a story ending to "The Open Window"
homework: none

Monday, October 23rd:  Continue working on Central Idea using "Win Some, Lose Some"-pages 159-160.  Library at the end of class to get new library book for 2nd 9 weeks book project. ****Information is going home today***
homework: work on finishing up Contrasting essay****Deadline has been extended

Tuesday, October 24th:  Author's Point of View-Complete pages 161
homework: work on finishing up Contrasting essay****Deadline has been extended

Wednesday, October 25th:  Objective Summary and Central Idea using "Win Some, Lose Some"
homework: work on finishing up Contrasting essay****Deadline has been extended

Thursday, October 26th:  Introduce "No Gumption" in connection with tone and point of view; Read pages 266-267 in order to complete activity
homework: work on finishing up Contrasting essay****Deadline has been extended-Due Tomorrow

Friday, October 27th:  Mood and Sensory Images using "No Gumption"-pages 268-269
homework: none

Monday, October 16th:  Complete all revisions and write final draft; early finishers will work on an editing/proofreading activity
homework: have final draft finished by Friday, October 20th

Tuesday, October 17th:  Introduce Main/Central Idea-Use page 158 of "Win Some, Lose Some" to help teach skill
homework: final draft of essay due Friday, October 20th

Wednesday, October 18th:  Using a reading passage with 2 Central Ideas, students will read and locate information pertaining to these ideas that are developed
homework: final draft of essay due Friday, October 20th

Thursday, October 19th:  Read pages 159-160 of "Win Some, Lose Some".  Pull out Central Idea and evidence that supports these
homework: final draft of essay due Friday, October 20th

Friday, October 20th: Complete "Win Some, Lose Some"-page 161-complete an activity based off of author's point of view
homework: none

****Adjustments have been made to this weeks lesson plans****  We are working on writing the rest of the week!

Monday, October 9th:      NO SCHOOL!  FALL BREAK!

Tuesday, October 10th:  Work on completing rough draft; edit and revise
homework: work on final draft of essay

Wednesday, October 11th:   ******Worked on body paragraphs today!  Worked with students on their writing.
Will get to the second group tomorrow******

Thursday, October 12th: *****Working on conclusion paragraph and revising rough drafts**********

Friday, October 13th:  **********Working on editing and writing final draft of essay***************

************* Means the plans for Wednesday-Friday have been adjusted.  We will get into the story next week (October 16-October 20th)

Monday, October 2nd:  Complete LAT test; work on pulling out evidence from "The Night the Bed Fell" and "Stolen Day"
homework: none

Tuesday, October 3rd:  Complete graphic organizer on the two stories to assist in writing a contrasting essay on the two narrators and their perspectives.
homework: none

Wednesday, October 4th:  Continue working on graphic organizer.  Begin working on rough draft-early finishers-
homework: none

Thursday, October 5th:  Finish graphic organizer; begin working or continue with rough draft
homework: none

Friday, October 6th:  ******NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS***** TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DAY!
homework:  ENJOY FALL BREAK!!!!!!
  

Monday, September 25th:  Complete the reading of "Stolen Day" along with an activity based on characters, settings, and what was learned about the characters.
homework:  Book Projects due Thursday, September 28th!

Tuesday, September 26th:  Contrast the two narrators' perspectives from "The Night the Bed Fell" and "Stolen Day"
homework:  Book Projects due Thursday, September 28th!

Wednesday, September 27th:  Review Activity (Part A/Part B type questions)-preparing for LAT test 
homework:  Book Projects due Thursday, September 28th!

Thursday, September 28th:  Continue and complete review; work more on contrasting the two narrators
homework:  Book Projects due Thursday, September 28th!

Friday, September 29th: LAT District test on Moodle
homework: none



***Book Fair for 7th Grade is Wednesday, September 20th!*** Mark your calendars.  Information went home on Friday, September 15th!
Monday, September 18th:  Use the "Self Checklist" that was given Friday to complete rough draft of LAT theme essay.  Write final draft
homework: Final draft due Friday, September 22nd!

Tuesday, September 19th:  Begin reading "The Night the Bed Fell"-pages 100-102.  Complete a characterization chart on 2 characters.
homework: Final draft due Friday, September 22nd!

Wednesday, September 20th:  Book fair-about 15-20 minutes; Begin reading pages 102-105-Complete a Selective Reading Guide based on what was able to be read.  ***Will complete tomorrow***
homework: Final draft due Friday, September 22nd!

Thursday, September 21st:  Complete the reading of "The Night the Bed Fell" as well as the Selective Reading Guide.
homework: Final draft due Friday, September 22nd!

Friday, September 22nd:  Begin reading "Stolen Day"-pages 107-109; complete an activity based on character/setting.
homework: none


***NOTE*** Plan for this week has been adjusted.  I have allotted more time for the theme LAT.  We will work on it the rest of the week.  The final draft will not be due until Friday, September 22nd******* 
Monday, September 11th:  Complete graphic organizer on LAT theme essay; begin working on rough draft essay
homework: none

Tuesday, September 12th:  complete rough draft; edit/proofread-make corrections and adjust the writing
homework:  complete rough draft if need be

Wednesday, September 13th:  After all adjustments are made, write a final draft
homework: final drafts are due Friday, September 14th

Thursday, September 14th:  Begin reading "The Night the Bed Fell"-pages 100-102.  Complete an activity based on character traits
homework: final drafts for Friday

Friday, September 15th:  Complete a Selective Reading Guide based on the remainder of the story-pages 102-105
homework: none

Monday, September 4th:  LABOR DAY!  NO SCHOOL!

***Tuesday, September 5th:***(from last week due to storm): Continue reading "Amigo Brothers"-pages 138-140.  Complete a characterization organizer with pages read
homework: complete setting map if need be

***Wednesday, September 6th:***(from last week due to storm):  Complete the reading of "Amigo Brothers"-pages 141-143;  Complete A/B type questions relating to both the story and character interactions, setting, plot, etc.
homework: complete setting map if need be

Thursday, September 7th:  Begin theme LAT based off of "Amigo Brothers"-Students will be given a graphic organizer to aid in writing this essay
homework: complete setting map if need be-due tomorrow-Friday, September 8th

Friday, September 8th:  Continue working on theme LAT using graphic oraganizer
homework: none

Monday, August 28th:  Begin "Amigo Brothers"-pages 135-137; complete a chart which will help with a setting map activity
homework:  complete activity from last Thursday/Friday-Due tomorrow

Tuesday, August 29th:  Review criteria for completing setting map activity.  Work on setting map.
homework:  work on setting map if need be-Due Thursday

Wednesday, August 30th:  Continue reading "Amigo Brothers"-pages 138-140.  Complete a characterization organizer with pages read
homework: complete setting map if need be-

Thursday, August 31st:  Complete the reading of "Amigo Brothers"-pages 141-143;  Complete A/B type questions relating to both the story and character interactions, setting, plot, etc.
homework: none

Friday, September 1st:  NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS!  TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY!


Monday, August 21st:  LEAP 360 Testing
homework: none

Tuesday, August 22nd:  LEAP 360 Testing
homework: none

Wednesday, August 23rd:  LEAP 360 Testing
homework: none

Thursday, August 24th:  Story element Activity (character, setting, plot, etc) using the short story "The Dinner Party"-pages 5-6 in textbook***2 day lesson*** Day 1
homework: none

Friday, August 25th:  Guide students using questions pertaining to character interactions with settings from A Series of Unfortunate Events.  Move into completing the Story Element Activity from "The Dinner Party"-pages 5-6.
homework: none

Monday, August 14th:  Using a large picture, students will use their story elements to provide examples that would match each.
homework:  none

Tuesday, August 15th:  Discuss the difference between central idea and theme.  Using the same picture from yesterday, write a short story using the information taken from the picture and what was written in class.
homework:  complete short story if need be-DUE Friday, August 18th

Wednesday, August 16th:  Create a setting, character, plot activity based off of the viewing of A Series of Unfortunate Events.  (First part of the movie)
homework:   complete short story if need be-DUE Friday, August 18th

Thursday, August 17th:  Continue with the middle part of the movie as well as adding information about a new setting
homework:   complete short story if need be-DUE Friday, August 18th

Friday, August 18th:  Complete the viewing of the movie.  Complete the setting chart activity, along with guiding questions relating towards characters, setting, and plot
homework: none

Wednesday, August 9th:  Procedures for class; Emoji bookmark information.  ****PLEASE sign and return movie slips ASAP.  I am using a movie to help students review and discuss story elements.****
homework:  have idea for bookmark; get movie permission slips signed and returned

Thursday, August 10th:  Student activity with rules in the classroom setting; Find Someone Who Activity based off of story elements; Book mark project
homework:  movie slips signed

Friday, August 11th:  Using definitions, confirm definitions, examples given on the Find Someone Who Activity
homework: movie slips signed