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Info Book Prezi

Here is the Info Book Prezi that I made to help detail the requirements for the project. Info Book Prezi

 

Info Book Prezi

Reading Break Work

Hi,

Here is the reading break work given to the 7th grade students. Please see attachment.7th grade Reading Break Work

01/04 In Reading and Writing

I will begin by collecting the Break work from students.  ** Please see the post from 12/15 for this information or below.**

7th grade students will be analyzing two or more texts that address similar themes in order to build on knowledge and compare and contrast them. There will be a quiz on this Friday 01/08 (I will be out, but the students will have their quizzes ready for them.)

Mon- Clara Barton

Wed-Homelessness

8th grade students will be reviewing delineating arguments by analyzing claims, supports, and evidences. There will be a quiz on this Friday 01/08 (I will be out, but the students will have their quizzes ready for them.)

Mon- Fashion Dos and Donts  & Junk Food Battles arguments

Wed-Password Protected arguments

Writing:

7th grade researching for government info book and adding information to their templates.

8th grade researching their genocide of choice and adding information to their outlines.

7th grade homework:

Monday- Prompt: “If Clara Barton were alive today, which national or world issues might concern her? In one paragraph, describe one or two current problems Barton might work to change. Explain why you believe this to be the case?” Due Wed.  20 dialectical entries

Tues- Role sheets (period 4), vocabulary (frayer models)

Wed- Text dependent questions from “Maggie and the Mission” and Homelessness Due Fri. 

Thurs- Reading Logs, templates partially completed

8th grade homework:

Monday- Role Sheet (Period 3) due , 10 dialectical entries

Find an argument online and analyze it for its claim, reasons, and supports.

Tues- outlines paragraphs 5-6 completed,  vocabulary (frayer models)

Wed- Role sheet (Period 3) due Mon 

Thurs- Reading Logs, outlines paragraph 7-8 completed

 

 

Break work:

7th:

20 dialectical entries

Role sheet (period 4)

4 vocabulary words (period 2) & 8 vocabulary words (period 4)

Reading logs for 2 weeks (dates 12/18-01/03) 10 total

Templates for Info Book

Complete the central idea analysis for independent reading book:

1. Central idea 1b. Evidence of central idea 1c. analysis of textual evidence 2. How it is developed by the author?

8th:

20 dialectical entries

Role sheet (period 3)

4 vocabulary words (period 1) & 8 vocabulary words (period 3)

Reading logs for 2 weeks (dates 12/18-01/03) 10 total

Outlines paragraphs 2-4 completed

Search for an argument or editorial online and complete the argument analysis of it Be sure to provide the article with your work:

1. Claim 2.Support/Reasoning 3. evidence(s) 4.Is this convincing? why or why not?

 

 

 

This week in Reading/Writing

7th grade students will be reviewing central idea and theme with the textual evidence to support with analysis of the evidence. They will have a central idea and theme unit test on Friday. Students will finish their quizzes on Wednesday from google classroom.

8th grade students will be working delineating arguments by analyzing claims, supports, and evidences. Expect to see students come home with homework on Monday and Wednesday for this skill. Students will have a quiz on this Friday. Students will finish their quizzes on Wednesday from google classroom.

Writing:

7th grade researching for government info book and watching CCTV documentary.

8th grade researching their genocide of choice and watching varies documentaries of the genocides.

 

7th grade homework:

Monday- Main idea worksheet, dialectical entries

Tues- Role sheets (period 4), vocabulary (frayer models)

Wed-Theme worksheet

Thurs- Reading Logs, templates partially completed

Fri- Break work

 

8th grade homework:

Monday- facebook argument worksheet, dialectical entries

Tues- Role sheets (period 3), vocabulary (frayer models)

Wed-buy or lease argument worksheet

Thurs- Reading Logs, outlines paragraph 2 completed

Fri- Break work

What’s Happening in Math – Week of 12/14/15

NOTE: All students will have math homework during winter break.

Algebra – This week we will focus on comparing three car rental companies by creating equations, tables, and graphs.

7th Pre A (2nd period) – Students will wrap up their projects on Interpreting Algebraic Expressions and learn how to solve one step equations using multiplication and division (lesson 4-4)

8th Pre A II – Students will learn about translations and reflections on a coordinate plane (lesson 2-7). They will take a quiz on graphing and translations and reflections on Thursday.

7th Pre A I – We will continue working with fractions, decimals, and percents this week in lesson 7-2. Students will take a quiz on Thursday on lessons 7-1 and 7-2.

Check Portal

It concerns me that there are students failing both reading and writing at week 4 of the quarter. Please review the portal with your child and have him/ her complete the work that is the latest that is missing. As a point of awareness and caution, you can set your portal to alert you when your child is missing work or if the grade is below 70 or 80%. These alerts will help you stay abreast of the level or work done in class.

This week in Reading and Writing

Period 1:

Students will be working on analysis of text for inferences vs. predictions. The students will be reading passages to do this analysis, along with central idea review. There will be a quiz on Friday for central idea and summary.

Writing: students will be completing their outlines with the research on genocides. Students will also be working on Zaner Bloser to practice compound sentences.

Period 2 & 4:

Students will be working on understanding the difference between the central idea and the theme of the passage. There will be deeper analysis about making themes universal, with the focus and review on central idea and summary. There will be a quiz on central idea and summary on Friday.

Writing: students will be completing the verb tenses work on Zaner Bloser and receiving the ins and outs about the Info Book project (the example and instructions will be posted  tomorrow). Students will receive various lay outs based on their choice for the Info Book.

Period 3:

Students will be working on analysis of the central idea, summary, and inferences that are in the text and providing more than one central idea for the text. Students will be on Zaner Bloser working on complex sentences as well as formatting their research papers for genocides.

8th grade:

The students are aware of their research papers and the requirements: below you will find the details of this, due on January 26th (soft copy) 28th ( hard copy stapled). NO late exceptions!!

1. Cover page (no pictures, but can have fancy lettering)

2. 3 pages or 15 paragraphs ( must include 2 complex/compound sentences per page= 6) (12- point font)

3. Work cited page

4. Most interesting facts page/power point (period 3)

 

Best,

What’s Happening in Math – Week of 12/7/15

Algebra – Students will be quizzed on Tuesday on lessons 2-1 and 2-2. We will spend Wednesday working on Multistep Equations. But on Thursday and Friday we will be participating in Khan Academy’s Hour of Code, where students will be learning the basics of HTML and CSS!

7th Pre Algebra (2nd Period) –

Hello Wildcats Parents!

This week in our Pre-Algebra class, students will explore the concept of algebraic expressions through multiple representations: verbal, tables and area models. Students will work in pairs or groups of three to complete a mini-project that they will then share-out whole group this Friday. – Mrs. Whitney Coble

8th Pre A II – On Monday, students will wrap up their Fencing Your Yard Projects and/or finish up their Triangles and Pythagorean Theorem Test. We will spend the remainder of the week working on sharpening our skills in graphing coordinates (lesson 2-6) and but on Thursday and Friday we will be participating in Khan Academy’s Hour of Code, where students will be learning the basics of Javascript.

7th Pre Algebra (4th Period) – Students will take the Chapter 3 test on Monday. This was postponed from Friday. We will then begin looking at Fractions and Percents from lesson 7-1. But on Thursday and Friday we will be participating in Khan Academy’s Hour of Code, where students will be learning the basics of Javascript.

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