7th Grade ELA:(2017-2018)

Monday, May 21st:  Complete writing project.  ***Must be turned in today!!!!  No late turn ins will be accepted***
homework: none

Tuesday, May 22nd:  Story writing project using all classes and their input; story review with questions
homework: none

Wednesday, May 23rd:  create the story using all information gathered from all classes
homework: none

Thursday, May 24th:  share story creations; end of the year class project
homework:  Enjoy your summer!!!!

Monday, May 14-Friday, May 18th:  We are working on our creative writing activity based on students' creations of a peculiar child and a fantastic beast.  Each character will be placed in the setting of their choosing, along with interactions with other characters that students select.  From there, students will create a story line that will be added to the original one.  This will be for a major project test grade.

****PLEASE NOTE*** We are beginning project based lessons from now until the end of school.  It is important your student understands that all work must be done in class, and that absences will or can affect their grades due to what we are doing.


****It is important your child be here to view the movie in order to answer the test questions as well as have the information needed to create his/her project on the creation of a beast, etc. *****

Monday, May 7th:  Since the majority of 7th graders are attending the PE field trip, we will work first on completing any incomplete tests/assignments, then will view the rest of the movie selected by each class that was chosen after LEAP testing.
homework: none

Tuesday, May 8th:  Begin viewing "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."  First part will be about 44 minutes and 30 seconds. S will begin answering test questions based on this part of the movie.  S will create a chart based on characters, setting, and plot sequences.
homework: none

Wednesday, May 9th:  Continue viewing "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."  S will answer more of the test questions-these will be part of what is viewed today.  S will add on to the chart based on characters, setting, plot.
homework: none

Thursday, May 10th:  Complete the viewing of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." Complete the last of the test questions.  Complete the chart on characters, setting, and plotl
homework: none

Friday, May 11th:  Create your own peculiar child and your own fantastic beast.  Physical description, name, etc.
homework: none 

Monday, April 30th; Tuesday, May 1st; and Wednesday, May 2nd:  We are watching the movie Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.  Each day we will view about 42.5 minutes.  Students will complete mini lessons based on character development, setting interactions, plot sequence, etc.  This will help in the projects that will be used for this film.  It is very important for students to be at school on these days to view all of it!
homework: none

Thursday, May 3rd:  7th grade Science Field Test
homework: none

Friday, May 4th:  Character project based on one of the peculiar children-student choice on which to complete the project on.
homework: none

***Please NOTE:  Any students absent from now until the end of school, will make up work during Gator Time.  It will be easier to assist your child in my class to ensure that the work is completed and turned in.  We will be doing many projects that can only be done in class as well.***

Monday, April 23-Tuesday, April 24th:  LEAP testing for 7th graders

Wednesday, April 25th:  Review- narrative story with questions and writing prompt
homework: none

Thursday, April 26th:  NWT test- will be broken up into today and tomorrow
homework: none

Friday, April 27th:  NWT test continued
homework: none


Monday, April 16th:  Complete LAT; leap review; poetry activity
homework: none

Tuesday, April 17th:  leap review; poetry activity
homework: none

Wednesday, April 18th-Friday, April 20th:  LEAP testing for 7th graders
homework: none

Monday, April 9th:  poetry unit-read poems from pages 343-345; complete activity related to author's tone and purpose
homework: none

Tuesday, April 10th:  Complete activity from Monday; early finishers will create their own poem
homework: none

Wednesday, April 11th:  Poetry-read poems on pages 330-336; complete activity based on the structure of poems and citing evidence
homework: none

Thursday, April 12th:  Complete activity from Wednesday; early finishers will complete the poem that they started on Tuesday or will begin to create their own poem
homework: none

Friday, April 13th:  LAT test
homework: none

Monday, March 26th:  RST argumentative essay information-use power point and writing prompt, along with graphic organizer to help with essay
homework:  work on essay

Tuesday, March 27th:  complete argumentative essay
homework:  complete essay-Due Thursday

Wednesday, March 28th:  Leap practice
homework: complete essay-Due Thursday

Thursday, March 29th:  Leap practice
homework:  Enjoy Spring Break!

Monday, March 19th:  Complete the play, "The Monsters are due on Maple Street," pages 579-583; work on analyzing interactions between characters, events, and ideas
homework: none

Tuesday, March 20th:  Complete the interaction activity;  Use the activity to complete a newspaper article based on the interactions and story line
homework: complete newspaper article-Due Friday!  

Wednesday, March 21st:  Watch the movie version of the drama "The Monsters are due on Maple Street."   Students will begin to create a flyer based off of being a leader vs being a follower-use information from both the movie and the drama read in the textbook. 
homework: complete newspaper article-Due Friday

Thursday, March 22nd:  Continue working on flyer based off of the story-line of drama.  Students will help in creating a grading rubric for the flyer.
homework: complete newspaper article  complete flyer

Friday, March 23rd:  Begin poetry activity based on 3 poems from textbook
homework: none

Monday, March 12th-Wednesday, March 14th- Out due to family emergency-students were supposed to work on text structure activities

Thursday, March 15th:  Begin reading the drama "The Monsters are Due on Maple Street"-complete extended responses based on text structure for Act I.
homework: none

Friday, March 16th:  Character development activity based on Act II, pages 575-578 of drama
homework: none

Monday, March 5th:  Continue viewing movie looking for similarities and differences.
homework:  none

Tuesday, March 6th:  Complete the movie; write a paragraph comparing and one contrasting the author's point of view of the novel and the movie producer's point of view of the novel.
homework: none

Wednesday, March 7th:  Begin RST writing prompt using novel.  Brainstorming, lists, etc. after breaking down the entire argumentative prompt.
homework: none

Thursday, March 8th:  Begin writing rough draft of the argumentative RST essay.
homework:  work on proofreading/editing of rough draft

Friday, March 9th:  Complete rough draft of RST writing, along with proofreading, editing, and revising.
homework:  none 


Monday, February 26th:  Complete objective summary, theme activity, and locate any unknown words from Stave IV.
homework:  book projects-Oral presentations are this Thursday, March 1st!

Tuesday, February 27th:  Complete the first part of Stave V, pages 116-120.  Complete an activity sheet based on text structure and vocabulary
homework:  book projects-Oral presentations are this Thursday, March 1st!

Wednesday, February 28th:  Complete the second part of Stave V, pages 121-126.  Complete an activity sheet based on text structure and vocabulary
homework:  book projects-Oral presentations are this Thursday, March 1st!

Thursday, March 1st:  Book Project day.  Students will orally present book projects.
homework: none

Friday, March 2nd:  Begin watching the first part of "A Christmas Carol."  Make a T-chart that compares/contrasts the novel and the movie
homework: none

Monday, February 19th:  Begin reading Stave IV, pages 92-97.  Complete a contrasting character activity
homework: work on book projects

Tuesday, February 20th:  Using the information gathered, write down written contrasts using evidence
homework: work on book projects

Wednesday, February 21st:  Read pages 98-102 in order to establish settings that affect Scrooge.
homework: work on book projects

Thursday, February 22nd: Read pages 103-107 in order to add on to the settings and how Scrooge is affected by what he is shown.
homework: work on book projects

Friday, February 23rd: Complete the reading of Stave IV, pages 108-115-complete an objective summary and write down possible themes
homework: none

Monday, February 5th: ***Had to adjust last week's plan.  Friday's activity will be completed today.  Complete the whole page illustration.  Locate evidence that supports illustration.
homework: none

Tuesday, February 6th:  Read pages 70-80-Compare/contrast settings provided.  Will be completed tomorrow
homework:  none

Wednesday, February 7th:  Complete compare/contrast Activity
homework: none

Thursday, February 8th:  Complete the reading of Stave III, pages 81-91.  Locate a theme, write an objective summary of entire Stave, and locate evidence.
homework: none

Friday, February 9th:  ***This day will be used to complete any activities that have not been finished.
homework:  Enjoy your Mardi Gras Break!  See you all in a week....

Monday, January 29th:  Author's point of view-Beginning of Stave III, pages 57-62.  Students will pull out evidence that relates to characters, setting, and plot sequence which helps in the author's point of view.
homework: complete final draft of RST if need be-Due Wednesday, January 31st

Tuesday, January 30th:  Create a split page illustration based off of author's point of view in connection with two different settings provided on these pages.  Pages read will be 63-69.
homework:  complete final draft of RST if need be-Due Wednesday, January 31st

Wednesday, January 31st:   Work on completing the split page illustration; locate evidence that pertains to each setting and the characters involved in each setting along with plot sequence.
homework: none

Thursday, February 1st:  Read pages 70-76 in order to concentrate on Bob Cratchit's home, family, and sequence.  Create a whole page illustration based off of what the author provides; locate specific evidence that helps to create the illustration
homework: none

Friday, February 2nd:  Complete the whole page illustration based off of the Cratchit's home.  Make sure evidence that supports the illustration is completed also.
homework: none

Monday, January 22nd: Continue working on rough draft of RST author's purpose writing.  We will review introduction and body paragraphs.  
Homework:  work on essay if you do not have at least 3 paragraphs completed

Tuesday, January 23rd:  Complete rough draft of RST author's purpose writing.  Hand write or type final draft.  Early finishers will complete an activity related to "A Christmas Carol."
homework: work on final draft essay

Wednesday, January 24th:  Read pages 43-49 of Stave II.  Complete activity using evidence and author's point of view
homework: work on final draft essay

Thursday, January 25th:  Read pages 50-53 in order to complete questions relating to text structure and word meanings.
homework:  complete final draft essay-due tomorrow

Friday, January 26th:  Complete the reading of Stave II, pages 54-56.  Write an objective summary, locate the central idea, and write down possible themes from Stave II.
homework: none 


Monday, January 15th:   ***NO SCHOOL-MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. OBSERVANCE DAY!***

Tuesday, January 16th:  complete rough draft of authors' point of view essay; review activity for Stave II of "A Christmas Carol" that has been read
homework: write final draft of essay-Due Friday, January 19th

Wednesday, January 17th:  Read pages 43-49 of Stave II.  Complete activity using evidence and author's point of view
homework: write final draft of essay-Due Friday, January 19th

Thursday, January 18th:  Read pages 50-53 in order to complete questions relating to text structure and word meanings.
homework: write final draft of essay-Due tomorrow

Friday, January 19th:  Complete the reading of Stave II, pages 54-56.  Write an objective summary, locate the central idea, and write down possible themes from this Stave.
homework: none  

Monday, January 8th:  RST Unit 2 test
homework: none

Tuesday, January 9th:  Complete RST Unit 2 test
homework: none

Wednesday, January 10th:  Using the 3 nonfiction selections from last week, along with the writing prompt, locate evidence to go with the point of views from each author, and begin writing rough draft 
homework: none

Thursday, January 11th:  Continue writing rough draft of essay
homework: none

Friday, January 12th:  ***NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS-TEACHER PROFESSIONAL DAY!***
homework: none

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!!

Monday, January 1st:  NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, January 2nd:  NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, January 3rd:  Begin reviewing for Unit 2 RST test-Read "The World's Most Valuable Vault"-answer questions
homework: none

Thursday, January 4th:  Continue with Unit 2 RST review-Read "Reinforcing the Past"-answer questions; read over writing prompt-brainstorm 
homework: none

Friday, January 5th:  Last part of Unit 2 RST review-Read "The Cutty Sark"-answer questions and work through the outline of the 5 paragraph essay
homework: none

Monday, December 18th:  Test on pages 36-42 (Part A/Part B questions and discussion question)
homework: none

Tuesday, December 19th:  Cartoon panel illustrations based off of author's point of view
homework:  Enjoy your Christmas and New Year's Break!  See you next year!!!

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