7th Homeroom/6-7th LA/6-7th SS

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Following are some notes and reminders: 

-Several language arts/writing classes each week will start with a Quick Write so that students can practice writing skills learned, elaboration skills, etc. You may click here for the Quick Write Rubric.

-All students must have an independent reading book in school (separate from the book club novel) for independent reading time. Students receive a reading log each week. Click here for an electronic version of the weekly reading logA minimum of 20 minutes should be devoted to independent reading each day. The reading log will be collected every Monday morning (excluding December 2, 2019). Reading logs are graded as per a 100/ 95/ 85/ 75 rubric, similar to the Quick Writes. To achieve a 95, students must include a synopsis of at least 2-3 sentences per day. A longer, more thorough daily synopsis would yield a 100. 

-Students have been introduced to enrichment activities called anchor activities. Anchor activity folders are kept in school and are great for early finishers and accelerated learners. Anchor activities are highly-encouraged to earn a few extra points on a low test or homework grade. These activities involve students creating best seller book lists, writing chapters to novels, rewriting endings to books and crafting screen plays.

**For reference purposes, please click here for our class discussion rubric.


Classwork/ Homework for the 
Week of December 2, 2019



Sixth Grade

In Language Arts, we are finishing a unit on Characters and Point of View.  Students read either Hatchet or Walk Two Moons.

Next Reading log is due Monday, Dec. 9th (no reading log due Dec. 2nd)

Homework for each night:

Monday, Dec. 2:

Tuesday, Dec. 3:

Wednesday, Dec. 4: Publication Due Friday for Descriptive Narrative; ensure that the Descriptive Narrative includes all edits from the editing checklist!

Thursday, Dec. 5: Publication Due TOMORROW for Descriptive Narrative; ensure that the Descriptive Narrative includes all edits from the editing checklist!

Friday, Dec. 6: 
Publication Due TODAY for Descriptive Narrative!

This week we are doing daily edits instead of vocabulary. Therefore, no vocabulary test this week.  

We've finished the current book club unit by introducing and focusing on point of view, in addition to the elements of fiction already reviewed, to extend students’ capacity for understanding character development and general meaning in fiction. Our test focused on the core strands covered in the unit. In writing, we're continuing a unit on Descriptive Writing, which builds from students' reading and/or experiences.  Students have learned to write with dialogue and action, and have received an introduction to leads. Students have also learned to incorporate transitions and conferencing skills.  Throughout December, w
e'll rotate our practice of editing skills, vocabulary and grammatical skills from Sadlier and from students' writing.  We'll begin a new reading unit: Perspectives and Truth in Fiction, by looking at different genres.  



In Social Studies, We are going to be looking at the decline in Feudalism and the influence of monarchs throughout the Middle Ages during this short week. 

Homework for each night:  

Monday, Dec. 2:  Complete vocab. from workbook

Tuesday, Dec. 3:

Wednesday, Dec. 4:

Thursday, Dec. 5:

Friday, Dec. 6:



Seventh Grade

In Language Arts, we're concluding a unit on Characters and Point of View. Students read eitherTangerine or The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

Next Reading log is due Monday, Dec. 9th (no reading log due Dec. 2nd)

Homework for each night:
 

Monday, Dec. 2:

Tuesday, Dec. 3:

Wednesday, Dec. 4:  
Publication Due Tomorrow for Descriptive Narrative; ensure that the Descriptive Narrative includes all edits from the editing checklist, as well as six (one of each) of the sassy sentences. Highlight the sassy sentences.  

Thursday, Dec. 5:
 Publication Due TODAY for Descriptive Narrative!

Friday, Dec. 6:

This week we are doing daily edits instead of vocabulary. Therefore, no vocabulary test this week.  

In the final part of our reading unit, students focused on character development, mood and point of view to better understand the sequence of events which led to a character’s behavior and its effect on the plot. This helped establish a framework for a compassionate citizen (connection to Social Studies). We're continuing a writing unit (Descriptive Writing), which builds from students' reading and/or experiences.  Students have learned to write effective leads along with other advanced techniques. They have also revised transitions, learned how to effectively conference, and write sassy sentences (six types). Throughout December, we'll rotate our practice of editing skills, vocabulary (Sadlier B) and seventh grade level grammatical skills from students' writing and vis-a-vis mentor texts. We'll begin a new reading unit: Perspective and Truth in Fiction, vis-a-vis a historical context.  



In Social Studies, Over the next few weeks we will be covering the first six American presidencies, going into depth on the different policies and actions that impacted the Nation we know today. 

Homework for each night:

Monday, Dec. 2:

Tuesday, Dec. 3:   choose and finish a social media platform for one of the five presidents discussed in class. 

Wednesday, Dec. 4:

Thursday, Dec. 5:

Friday, Dec. 6:




Material and homework are both subject to changes.