St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Wichita, KS

Week of January 22-26

 

Literature

English

Mon, Jan 22

Mini-Lesson: Visualize as you read

Tuck Everlasting sample text

HW: cite one passage from your book that contains imagery

Vocab List 8 – Syn & Ant

WB 65-66 : Subj / Verb Agreement problems

Tues, Jan 23

Mini-Meeting: Share imagery found in last night’s homework.

Mini-Lesson: Making connections to the text

HW: cite one passage from your book that connects to a) your life, b) the outside world, or c) another text

WB 67-68: Subj / Verb Agreement problems

 

NO SCHOOL

WEDNESDAY, JAN 24

FUNERAL

FR. ORR'S MOTHER

Wed, Jan 24

Mini-Meeting: Share text connections

Mini-Lesson: Interrogating the text (asking questions as you read)

HW: cite on passage from your book and the questions that come to mind as you read.

Vocab List 8 – Word Study + Challenge Words

WB 69-70: Subj / Verb Agreement problems

Thurs, Jan 25

Mini-Meeting: Team Building Exercise

Prep Day for Discussion #2

Quiz: Subject / Verb Agreement

Fri, Jan 26

Group Meeting #2

Vocab List 8 – TEST

 

Week of January 15-19

 

Literature

English

Mon January 15

No School

MLK Day

Tues January 16

No School

Snow Day

Wed January 17

Intro to Lit Circles

“First Impressions”

Vocab List 8 – Word Meanings

HOMEWORK: Sentences

WS: Correcting Shift in Verb Tense

Thurs January 18

Lit Circles : Prep for Group Mtg 1

Silent Reading Time

WS: Correcting Passive Voice

Intro: Subj/Verb Agreement

Fri January 19

Mini-Lesson: Small group discussions

Lit Circles: Group Mtg 1

Vocab List 8 – Words in Action

WB: Subj/Verb Agreement

January 8-12

 

Literature

English

Monday, Jan 8

Text Packet on PTSD

Discussion to make connections between packet and characters in “Zebra”

Vocab 7 Words in Action

Intro to Verb Tenses

WB 55

Tuesday, Jan 9

Writing task: How do we heal?

Include details from “Zebra” and PTSD packet

Vocab 7 Syn & Ant

Intro to Verb Tenses

WB 56

Wednesday, Jan 10

** Spelling Bee @

      10:15

Text packet: Boss Hog (Pts 1 & 2)

Read and Discuss

Vocab 7 Word Study

Intro to Verb Tenses

WB 57

Thursday, Jan 11

Text packet: Boss Hog (Pts 3 & 4)

Vocab 7 Challenge Words

WS: Verb Tenses + Active/Passive Voice review

Friday, Jan 12

Rapid Research: Pros & Cons of factory farming. (Class in Rm 210)

Vocab 7 TEST

January 3-5

Welcome Back!

I hope you all had a fabulous break and that you found a way to experience the peace and joy that comes with Christmas!  Thank you for your generous gifts -- I always feel a bit spoiled by the parents of SEAS students!  Your kindness is truly appreciated.

Here is a look at our SHORT week:

 

Literature

English

Wednesday, Jan 3

Lit Circles: Preview books and make selections

Begin reading “Zebra”

Review verb concepts

Vocabulary List 7 – word meanings & sentences

Thursday, Jan 4

Continue reading “Zebra”

 

 

Class Spell-Off

Friday, Jan 5

Discuss “Zebra” using Literature Circle Roles

 

Verb Check-up

Text pg. 80 # 1-24

Week of Dec 11-15

 

Literature

English

Mon. Dec 11

Invasive Species: Humans

Read excerpts from Laudato Si (On Care For Our Common Home) by Pope Francis

WB 50-51

Troublesome Verb Pairs

Ex A, B, C

Tues. Dec 12

Invasive Species: Humans

Journal Entry – What impact does human stewardship (or lack thereof) have on ecology and invasive species?

Text pg. 63

Troublesome Verb Pairs

Ex. 1, 2

Wed. Dec 13

“The War of the Wall”

Read p 33-346

WB 52-53

Linking Verbs

Thurs. Dec 14

“The War of the Wall”

Journal response  +  Discussion

Text pg. 65

Ex. 3

Linking Verbs vs Action Verbs

Fri. Dec 15

                    TBA

WS: Linking Verb Review

Week of Dec 4-8

 

Literature

English

Mon. Dec 4

Invasive Species: “Outback Steakhouse”

Graphic Organizer: Problem-Solution

Vocab 6: Syn / Ant

Verb Phrases WB 47 + diagrams

Tues. Dec 5

Invasive Species: “Scientists Fear Spread of Exotic Snakes”

Graphic Organizer: Cause and Effect

Vocab 6: Word Parts

Transitive/Intransitive Verbs WB 48

Wed. Dec 6

Invasive Species: “Fire Ants” & “Killer Bees”

Graphic Organizer: Compare / Contrast

Vocab 6: Challenge Words

Transitive/Intransitive Verbs WB 49

Thurs. Dec 7

Invasive Species: “Zebra Mussels” and “Asian Carp & the Great Lakes”

Graphic Organizer: K-W-L

Vocab 6: Test

Transitive/Intransitive Verbs WS

Fri. Dec 8

No School         

Holy Day of Obligation

Immaculate

Conception

Week of November 27 - December 1

 

Literature

English

Monday

A Wrinkle in Time –

·         Compare Camazotz to The Last Dog

·         Complete WS on Theme and Plot (due Thursday)

Make corrections to pronoun test

Analogies practice/review for vocab test 5

Tuesday

Read Neil Gaiman’s commentary on science fiction (annotation required)

Vocab Test #5

Intro to Verbs: Text pg 58-59, ex. 1

Wednesday

TEST: A Wrinkle in Time

Vocab List #6

Spelling pretest, word meanings, and sentences

Thursday

ESSAY: A Wrinkle in Time

Regular and Irregular Verbs --

WB 42-43 (evens only)

Friday

Continue work on essay – due Monday

Vocab List #6 Words in Action

Verb phrases – WB 44

Week of November 13-17

 

Literature

English

Monday

Quiz: Ch 5-8 (online)

Do vocab for Ch 9-10

Read Ch 9 for Tuesday

Vocab Syn/Ant

WB 41 Indefinite Pronouns

Text pg 52 Pronoun Agreement

Tuesday

Discuss Ch 7-9

Read Ch 10 for Wednesday

Vocab Analogies

Text pg 53, ex 2

WB 42 Pronoun Agreement

Wednesday

Complete pkt pgs for Ch 9-10 + Quotations

WS: Conflict in the Novel

Vocab Challenge Words

WB 43-44 Pronoun Review

Thursday

Vocab Ch 11-12

Read Ch 11 in class

Homework: FINISH the book!! :o)

TEST: Pronouns (open book)

Friday

Discuss Ch 10-12

Revisit predictions

WS: Theme in the novel

Vocab Test 5

Thanksgiving Writing Activity

Week of Nov 6-10

 

LIterature

English

Monday

A Wrinkle in Time:

Reading Quiz Ch 1-4

HW: Read Ch 6 and complete packet pages for Ch 5-6

Vocab List 5: Word Meanings

WS: Who vs. Whom

Tuesday

Field Trip:

Hutch Career Expo

 

Wednesday

A Wrinkle in Time:

Discuss Chapter 4-6 and update Theme Wheel

Vocab for Ch 7-8

HW: Read Ch 7

Vocab List 5: Sentences

Introduce Relative Pronouns

Text pg 48

Thursday

A Wrinkle in Time:

Discuss Chapter 7

WS: Character Comparisons

Text pg 48 ex. 1 (in class)

HW: WB 40

Friday

A Wrinkle in Time:

Read Chapter 8 (in class) and complete packet pages for Ch 7-8

 

Vocab List 5: Words in Action

Intro to Indefinite Pronouns

Text pg 50-51

Week of October 30

 

Literature

English

Monday

A Wrinkle In Time:

Discussion of Chapter 3 (comprehension and themes)

Pronouns: Demonstrative and Possessive

WB 18, 35, 39

Tuesday

A Wrinkle In Time:

WS – Making Predictions about the book

Complete packet pages for Ch 3-4

Pronouns: Intensive and Reflexive

Text 42 (Guided Practice)

WB 36 (Independent Practice)

Wednesday

No School – All Saint’s Day

 

Thursday

A Wrinkle In Time:

Read Ch 5 in class

Discuss Ch 4-5 (comprehension and themes)

Homework: Read Ch 6

Review:

Text pg 54-55 #17-31

 

Interrogative Pronouns:

WB 38

Friday

No School – Teacher Inservice

 

Week of October 23

 

Literature

English

Monday

Go over the Grade School Recommendation Form/Rubric

Return to Mr. Scott by 10/25

Career Cruising: Learning Styles Inventory

Tuesday

A Wrinkle in Time:

-          “Meet” your book

-          Video: Exploring Other Dimensions

-          Read about the author

Vocab List 4: Syn/Ant

Text pg 38-39 Pronouns after Than/As

Wednesday

A Wrinkle in Time: Chapter 1

Vocabulary and read pg. 5-23 for Thursday.

WB 34 Pronouns after Than/As

Vocab List 4: Word Parts + Challenge Words

Thursday

Chapter 1

-          Discussion questions

-          Fill in Theme Wheel

Chapter 2

Read pg 24-38 for Friday

Text pg 312-315

Using Adverb Phrases To Give Instructions

Activities B & C

Friday

Chapter 2

-          Discussion questions

-          Theme Wheel

-          Packet pages / summary for Ch 1-2

Read Chapter 3 (pg 39-54) for Monday

Vocab List 4 TEST

Weekly Preposition Quiz

Text pg 315 Act. E

Week of October 16

 

Literature

English

Monday

“The Last Dog”

Discuss in small groups

Vocab List 4 – Word Meanings

Pronouns as Subj and Subj Comp

Text pg. 35, Ex 2 & 4

Tuesday

“The Last Dog”

Written Response (due Thursday)

Vocab List 4 – Sentences

Pronouns as D.O and I.O.

WB 31-32

Wednesday

“The Last Dog”

Reading Quiz

Relevant Details in Writing

Text pg. 304-307, Ex A & C

Thursday

Article of the Week:

“School Lesson Plan: No More Homework”

-          Annotation

-          Pop Up Debate

List 4 – Words in Action

WS Subj & Obj pronouns (mixed)

Friday

Introduction to Career Cruising

Weekly Preposition Quiz

Transition Words in Writing

Text 310-311, Ex C

Week of October 9

 

Literature

English

Monday

No School

No School

Tuesday

Pop Up Debate

Article: Cell Phones in Class

What makes a good How-To Article

Text 300-303   ex. A, C

Wednesday

"The Last Dog"

Prereading activities + Read in class 

Text Pg 303, Ex. E

Vocab 1-3 Review Word Search

Thursday

 "The Last Dog"

Discussion + Written Response

Pronouns as Subj Complements

WB 30

Friday

½ Day – Polaris Service Projects

 

Week of October 2

 

Literature

English

Monday

Book Talks…

Pronouns Pre Test

Vocab 1-3 Review Crossword

Tuesday

Book Talks…

Revising Exercises

Text 232-235  ex. A, B, C, D

Wednesday

More Book Talks

Personal Pronouns

WB 27-28

Thursday

No School

No School

Friday

No School

No School

Book for 7th grade Literature

During the 2nd quarter, my students are going to be studying A Wrinkle in Time. This is a “classic” novel that offers valuable lessons on Christian morality, as well as allowing students to read and comprehend text that is very different from the trendy literature they tend to choose.   

Because I place a heavy emphasis on text annotation (marking on the text), I want each student to have his/her own copy of the book.  This will allow them to make notes and reflections in the book and better prepare for classroom activities.  We can order the book in bulk for $5.50.  Think of it as a field trip – we’ll be traveling through time!! :o)

I realize some of you already have the book at home, but it is important that we all have the same edition of the book so that we are all on the same page…literally.  If you feel that purchasing this book will be burdensome for your family, please let me know.

I will order the books on October 10.  Please have the money ($5.50) turned in by that date.

Thanks so much!

 

Week of September 25

 

Literature

English

Monday

Language MAP Testing

Vocab: Syn & Ant

Continue work on diagramming

Tuesday

Language MAP Testing

Diagrams: Mixed practice + Appositives (text 198-199)

Wednesday

Written reflection on “An Insignificant Occurrence”

Vocab: Word Parts + Challenge Words

Noun Review: WB 13-14

Thursday

Poetry Annotation Activity

POST-TEST: Nouns

Friday

Book Talk Reading/Work Day

Book Talks begin on Monday!

Weekly Preposition Quiz

Vocab Test: List #3

Week of September 18

 

Literature

English

Monday

Processing of Article: “The Power of Reading”

  Write a summary

   Identify the target audience

Finish and go over WB 8-9

Vocab List 3:

   Context

   Word Meanings

Tuesday

Processing of Article: “The Power of Reading”

   Define author’s purpose

   Write reflection

Partner  Practice w/ Appositives

Appositives WS – Leveled for ability

Wednesday

Free Reading in Preparation for Book Talks!

Vocab Game

Possessive Nouns WB 10

Thursday

Annotation of fiction:

“An Insignificant Occurrence”

Vocab List 3: Words in Action

WB 12

Intro to Sentence Diagrams

Friday

Reflection on “An Insignificant Occurrence”

Continue Sentence Diagrams

Week of September 11

 

Literature

English

Monday

MAP Testing  (Lit 2 & 3)

Working w/ Idioms (Lit 1)

 

Vocab 2: syn/ant

WB 7 (object complements)

Tuesday

MAP Testing  (Lit 1)

Working w/ Idioms (Lit 2 & 3)

 

Nouns as Objects

Text pg 8-9

Ex. 1, 2, 4, 5

Wednesday

Close Reading Article:

“The Benefits of Reading”

 

Vocab 2: word parts & challenge

WB 8-9 (GP - appositives)

Thursday

Close Reading Article:

“The Benefits of Reading”

 

Practice WS: Nouns as objects and appositives

Friday

Close Reading Article:

“The Benefits of Reading”

+ Partner Discussion

Vocab 2: test

WB 8-9 evens only

Week of September 4

 

Literature

English

Monday

No School

No School

Tuesday

MAP Goal Setting WS

Vocab List 2- Word Meanings

Noun Search – Edison paragraph

Wednesday

Class time for working on baseline writing project – due Friday

Finish labeling nouns in Edison paragraph

Vocab List 2 – Sentences

Thursday

MAP Testing

Nouns as Obj of Prep:

Text p 124 (GP)

Text p 9 ex 3

Friday

Lit Terms Quiz #2

Read: The Power of Reading (news article)

Vocab List 2 – Words in Action

WB p 6

Week of August 28

 

Literature

English

Monday

Read “Seventh Grade” and complete plot diagram

Vocab Syn/Ant page

Do text pg 3, ex 1 (subject complements)

Tuesday

“Seventh Grade” story summary and theme writing

Go over remaining page in vocab packet – packet is due Thursday

WS to introduce Direct/Indirect objects

Wednesday

Finish theme writing and begin Personal Narrative essay assignment.

WB p 4-5 Direct/Indirect objects

Thursday

Continue personal narrative assignment.

Vocab Test – List 1

Friday

Noon Dismissal

Enrichment Activity

TED:

 

Week of August 21

 

Literature

English

Monday

This week is a bit unpredictable in terms of timing.  So here is what we will accomplish by Friday (I hope!)

Discussion of Literary Terms and Definitions (Quiz Friday!)

Read and take notes over text pages 4-10, 12, & 30

Read “Seventh Grade” (a short story)

Follow-up activities: story summary and written explanation of theme

Go over Vocab List 1 & pretest spelling

HOMEWORK: Word Meanings Page

Tuesday

Go over correct word meanings for List 1

Do Noun pretest

Wednesday

Vocab List 1 Sentences

Notes: Noun Jobs

Thursday

WB pg. 3  Nouns as Subjects and Subject Complements

Friday

Vocab List 1 Words in Action

WS: Application of Subj & Predicates in writing

Open House 2017

Welcome back to school!

I look forward to meeting you at Open House!!  Even if I am not your homeroom teacher (7B), I hope you will stop by room 214 and introduce yourself.  August 14  4:00-5:30 pm

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