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

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**All students should have an independent reading novel in school (separate from the book club novel) for independent reading time. Beginning this week, students will take home a weekly reading log. 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 through the end of November.    

**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.

**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 November 11, 2019



Sixth Grade

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

Next Reading log due Monday, Nov. 11th

Homework for each night:

Monday, Nov. 11:

Tuesday, Nov. 12:  Students will work on unit three vocabulary in class in the Sadlier book. The test will be Thursday.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Thursday, Nov. 14: Vocabulary test TODAY!

Friday, Nov. 15: No School for Students

Students will be asked to finish their book club novel for the week of November 11, 2019.

In the next week or two, we'll finish 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 final book task will pull together the core objectives of the unit in addition to our study of point of view.  In writing, we've begun a new unit (Descriptive Writing), which will build from students' reading and/or experiences.  
We've looked at various pictures/video clips to practice using sensory details relative to color, shape, brightness and scale.  We'll weave in vocabulary and grammatical skills from Sadlier and from students' writing.



In Social Studies, we're concluding a study of Feudalism. Students have discussed chivalry, Christianity, and the terms fief, serf, and more, along with the structure of power during that time. We're going to examine the critical role of the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages.

Homework for each night:  

Monday, Nov. 11:

Tuesday, Nov. 12: 

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Thursday, Nov. 14:

Friday, Nov. 15: No School for Students




Seventh Grade

In Language Arts, we're continuing a unit on Characters and Point of View. This seventh grade unit builds upon what was learned in sixth grade. One of the questions we will address is, "How can we come to understand author's purpose and point of view?" The book club novel choices were Tangerine or The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.

Next Reading log due Monday, Nov. 11th

Homework for each night:
 

Monday, Nov. 11:

Tuesday, Nov. 12: 

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Thursday, Nov. 14Vocabulary test TODAY!

Friday, Nov. 15: No School for Students


Students will be asked to finish their book club novel for the week of November 11, 2019.

As we move toward the second part of the reading unit, students will analyze character development, mood and point of view to better understand the sequence of events which lead to a character’s behavior and its effect on the plot. This will help establish a framework for a compassionate citizen (connection to Social Studies). We've begun a writing unit (Descriptive Writing), which will build from students' reading and/or experiences.  We've looked at various pictures/video clips to practice using sensory details relative to color, shape, brightness and scale.  We'll weave in vocabulary and grammatical skills from Sadlier B and from students' writing.



In Social Studies, we're going to deepen our study of the Constitution as we analyze how a more perfect union was created. We'll make connections to our call to: family, community and participation.

Homework for each night:

Monday, Nov. 11:

Tuesday, Nov. 12: 

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Thursday, Nov. 14:

Friday, Nov. 15: No School for Students



Material and homework are both subject to changes.