English 7

Mrs. Sanwald | r.sanwald[at]bonita.k12.ca.us

English 7 Calendar

Check the calendar regularly for new homework assignments.

Students should be engaging in at least 30 minutes of reading per day, regardless of whether other homework is assigned.

Week 9 Agenda*

Language 7.1a Explain the function of phrases and clauses in general and their function in specific sentences.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Objective: I will explain the difference between a phrase and a clause.

HOMEWORK: Standards Practice (due Friday)


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Objective: I will be able to explain the difference between an adjective and adverb phrase.

    • Instruction: Adjective and Adverb Phrases (slides 10-14 here)
    • Practice: Adjective vs. Adverb Phrases (no link available)


Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Objective: I will be able to explain the difference between noun phrases and appositive phrases.

    • Instruction: Noun Phrases and Appositive Phrases (slides 15-18 here)
    • Practice: Noun vs. Appositive Phrases (no link available)


Thursday, October 19, 2017

Objective: I will be able to distinguish between adjective phrases, adverb phrases, noun phrases, and appositive phrases.

  • Student Practice (check back for link)


Friday, October 20, 2017 - Minimum Day

QUIZ: PHRASES, CLAUSES, AND THEIR PARTS OF SPEECH

Objective: I will correctly identify phrases, clauses, and their parts of speech.

  • Quiz
  • AR: Read silently to work toward December AR goal

*Weekly agenda is subject to change depending on day-to-day circumstances.

Week 8 Agenda*

Writing 7.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Writing 7.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

Writing 7.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.


Monday, October 9, 2017

Objective: I will understand the grading rubric, then revise my essay accordingly.

    • Instruction: Essay Rubric
      • While Mrs. Sanwald explains the rubric, students will write down the expectations for an A paper on the right side of the first page.
      • Mrs. Sanwald will review MLA Format
      • Students will type their essays, revising and editing as they go.

HOMEWORK: Standards Practice (due Friday)


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Objective: I will use the Internet to produce and publish my writing.

    • Students will type their essays, revising and editing as they go.
    • Students who finish early may:
      • Work on reaching the halfway point for their AR goal
      • Plan and/or record their FlipGrid Summary


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

DUE: FLIPGRID SUMMARY BY TONIGHT AT 11:59PM

Objective: I will use the Internet to produce and publish my writing.

    • Students will type their essays, revising and editing as they go.
    • Students who finish early may:
      • Work on reaching the halfway point for their AR goal
      • Plan and/or record their FlipGrid Summary


Thursday, October 12, 2017

DUE: TYPED, MLA-FORMATTED WATER BOTTLE ESSAY SUBMITTED ON GOOGLE CLASSROOM BY 9:00AM

Objective: I will recall parts of speech.

  • Direct Instruction: Parts of Speech
    • Students will demonstrate recall of parts of speech using whiteboards.


Friday, October 13, 2017

DUE: STANDARDS PRACTICE AT BEGINNING OF CLASS TODAY

DUE: HALFWAY TO AR POINT GOAL BY 11:59PM TONIGHT

Objective: I will correctly identify parts of speech.

  • Parts of speech practice (check back for a link)

Today is a Renaissance ice skating field trip day. Students who are out for the field trip should still submit Standards Practice. Mrs. Sanwald will be out supervising the field trip but will be available before and after school, so student may submit their homework.

*Weekly agenda is subject to change depending on day-to-day circumstances.

Week 7 Agenda*

Writing 7.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Writing 7.1b: Support claim(s) or counterarguments with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

Objective: I will write counterclaims for short arguments.

HOMEWORK: Standards Practice (due Thursday)


Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Writing 7.1b: Support claim(s) or counterarguments with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

Objective: I will plan a counterclaim with supporting evidence for my water bottle essay.

    • Graphic Organizer
      • Must have 2 pieces of evidence supporting the counterclaim
      • Must have 1 piece of evidence refuting the counterclaim (which links back to your original argument)


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Writing 7.1e - Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

Objective: I will plan a conclusion for my essay.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

DUE TODAY: Standards Practice

QUIZ TODAY

Objective: I will demonstrate understanding of counterclaim and the parts of a conclusion.

  • Quiz on counterclaim and conclusion


Friday, October 6, 2017

PUPIL-FREE DAY: NO SCHOOL

*Weekly agenda is subject to change depending on day-to-day circumstances.

Week 6 Agenda*

Writing 7.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Objective: I will plan an argument that includes claims, reasons, and evidence.

HOMEWORK: Standards Practice (due Friday)


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Writing 7.1a - Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and address alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

Objective: I will plan an introduction paragraph that introduces a claim and organizes my reasons and evidence.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Writing 7.1b - Support claim(s) or counterarguments with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.

Objective: I will plan a body paragraph that supports my claim with logical reasons and evidence.

    • Check back for links to today's documents


Thursday, September 28, 2017

Objective: I will plan a body paragraph that supports my claim with logical reasons and evidence.

  • Today's work will be a continuation of what we began on Wednesday (see links above)


Friday, September 29, 2017

DUE TODAY: Standards Practice

QUIZ TODAY

Writing 7.1d - Establish and maintain a formal style.

Objective: I will revise sentences for proper formality.

    • Quiz on formal/informal language and parts of an essay (parts of intro paragraph, parts of a body paragraph).

*Weekly agenda is subject to change depending on day-to-day circumstances.

Week 5 Agenda*

Reading for Information 7.8: Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Objective: I will identify the main idea and supporting details for two educational videos.

HOMEWORK: Standards Practice (due Friday)


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Objective: I will trace the argument and assess whether the evidence supports the claim.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Objective: I will trace an argument by identifying claims and different types of evidence.

  • Read the "Story of Bottled Water" script
    • Highlight the claims in blue
    • Highlight each of the F.A.D.E.S. that supports the claim in pink
    • Label each of your CDs with the type of F.A.D.E.S. it is


Thursday, September 21, 2017

Objective: I will trace an argument in a text and assess whether the evidence supports the claim.


Friday, September 22, 2017

DUE TODAY: Standards Practice

QUIZ TODAY

Objective: I will trace an argument and determine which piece of evidence best supports that argument.

  • Whole group: Review Text-Dependent Questions for "Two Days with No Phone"
  • Quiz: Arguments and Evidence
  • Work on AR by reading your AR book
    • Because we do not have Chromebooks in our classroom, AR tests must be taken outside of class. If students do not have computers at home, I recommend using the Library during Lunch or before school.

*Weekly agenda is subject to change depending on day-to-day circumstances.

Week 4 Agenda*

Reading for Literature 7.1: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

Language 7.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


Monday, September 11, 2017

Objective: I will demonstrate command of standard English capitalization and punctuation.

HOMEWORK: Standards Practice (due Friday)


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Objective: I will locate evidence to support my answers to different question types.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Objective: I will locate evidence to support my answers to different question types.

  • Instruction and notes will continue from where we left off Tuesday (see links above)


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Objective: I will use text evidence to support my response to a writing prompts.


Friday, September 15, 2017

DUE TODAY: Standards Practice

Objective: I will answer comprehension questions about "Seventh Grade."

  • Whole group: Review Standards Practice
  • Review Brief Writes #1 and #2 on "Seventh Grade"
  • Quiz: "Seventh Grade" comprehension questions
  • Work on AR by reading your AR book
    • Because we do not have Chromebooks in our classroom, AR tests must be taken outside of class. If students do not have computers at home, I recommend using the Library during Lunch or before school.

*Weekly agenda is subject to change depending on day-to-day circumstances.

Week 3 Agenda*

Reading for Literature 7.3: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).


Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day Holiday - No School


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Objective: I will recall five elements of plot.

HOMEWORK: Read "The Two Melons" Chinese folk tale and complete Plot Diagram and Plot Interaction Chart (due Friday)


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Objective: I will correctly identify the five elements of plot in "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Objective: I will analyze the ways in which the setting and characters affect the plot of "Harrison Bergeron."


Friday, September 1, 2017

DUE TODAY: Plot Diagram and Plot Interaction Chart for "The Two Melons"

Objective: I will analyze the ways in which the setting and characters affect the plot of a short video.

  • Whole group: Review Homework
  • Independent Assessment: Plot Diagram and Plot Interaction Chart for a short video
  • Work on AR by reading your AR book
    • Because we do not have Chromebooks in our classroom, AR tests must be taken outside of class. If students do not have computers at home, I recommend using the Library during Lunch or before school.

*Weekly agenda is subject to change depending on day-to-day circumstances.

Week 2 Agenda*

Monday, August 28, 2017

Objective: I will read and comprehend Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut.

DUE TODAY: AR letter/point goal with parent signature

HOMEWORK: HB Comprehension Questions, due Tuesday (corrected in class)


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Objective: I will cite several pieces of evidence to support my interpretation of Harrison Bergeron.

  • Collect text evidence as a class to support answers to support responses to Brief Writes


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Objective: I will gather evidence for Brief Write #2.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Objective: I will write a brief argument that uses supporting evidence.

  • Individually or in pairs, students will write a response for Brief Write #2. Students will use the evidence gathered during Wednesday's class.

DUE TODAY: Brief Write #2


Friday, September 1, 2017

Objective: I will identify the correct components of brief writes and paragraphs.

  • Assessment: Jane Schaffer/Writing Terms
  • Work on AR by reading your AR book
    • Because we do not have Chromebooks in our classroom, AR tests must be taken outside of class. If students do not have computers at home, I recommend using the Library during Lunch or before school.

*Weekly agenda is subject to change depending on day-to-day circumstances.

Week 1 Agenda*

See Tuesday & Wednesday for homework assignments.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Objective: I will determine what qualities make a successful person.

  • Getting to Know You
  • Famous Failures


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Objective: I will recall Jane Shaffer and CAASPP terms for writing.

Homework: Return Welcome Letter with parent signature. Due tomorrow.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Objective: I will take the Star Reading Assessment.

  • Star Reading Assessment

DUE: Signed Welcome Letter


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Objective: I will make appropriate use of course technology.

  • Students will receive AR results
  • Sign up for Google Classroom
    • Per. 2: pjkd1pa
    • Per. 3: kmobvce
    • Per. 4: tzngn
    • Per. 5: 5tcitds
  • Sign up for Remind texts
  • Create your Google Site

HOMEWORK: Have your parents sign your AR letter. Due Monday.


Friday, August 25, 2017

  • Assembly Schedule (Periods 1, 2, and 5 only)
    • Per. 1: English Support (normal instruction)
    • Per. 2: English 7 attending the assembly
    • Per. 5: English 7 Team Building & Growth Mindset

*Weekly agenda is subject to change depending on day-to-day circumstances.