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Advanced Language Arts Period A, B, and D 2017-2018

Instructor
Jennifer Murphy
Term
2017-18 School Year
Department
Language Arts
Description
 Dear Parents and Students,
 
Welcome back to school! I am excited to work with all of you this year. I am
confident that we will have a productive and challenging year in the 7th grade. Please see the class letter sent home on our first day for the course information and expectations together and let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  I am looking forward to seeing you at Back to School Night THIS Thursday, August 17th!  

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Due:

Week of November 13 - 17
 
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
  • AR Goals due December 15th
  • Vocabulary Unit 4 Test FRIDAY, November 17th
 
Monday:
  • Read AR
  • Pre-writing #1-7 (re-state the question)
 
Tuesday
  • Read AR
  • Vocabulary Test Friday
  • Read Chapters 2 and answer the study guide questions.
 
Wednesday
  • Read AR
  • Vocabulary Test Friday
  • Study Guide Questions #1-7
  • Finish your Ch.1-3 job responsibilities for group discussion tomorrow.
 
Group Job Descriptions:

Word Wizard finds 3-5 words to define.
Character Chaser at least one character trait for the characters in Chapters 1-3
Passage Picker (for quotes) Directions:
     -Quote:
     -Speaker:
     -Speaking to:
     -Context: (What is happening in the story at this point?)
     -Meaning: (What does the quote mean?)
 
Thursday
  • Read AR
  • Vocabulary Test tomorrow.
  • Read Ch. 4 – 5 by Tuesday 11-28
  • Start Job Responsibilities for Ch.4-7
  • Book orders (optional) due 11-28-17
 
Friday
 
  • Read AR
  • Continue Job Responsibilities for Ch.4-7
  • Read Ch. 4 – 5 by Tuesday 11-27-17
  • Book orders (optional) due 11-28-17

Due:

Week of November 6-9
 
IMPORTANT DATES:
  • AR Goals due December 15th
  • Vocabulary Unit 4 Test Thursday, November 16th
  • Collection #2 Test Wednesday, November 8th 
 
Monday - Friday
  • Read AR
  • Vocabulary Questions due Tuesday
  • Collection Test Wednesday.
  • Collection Slides due Monday, November 13
  • Vocabulary Unit 4 Test next week.
 

Due:

Week of October 30 - November 3
 
Monday:
  • Read AR
  • Vocabulary Unit 4 note cards due Thursday.
  • Vocabulary Questions due next week 11-7-17.
 
Tuesday: Happy Halloween - no homework!
 
Wednesday:
  • Bring your close reader tomorrow!
  • Vocabulary Unit 4 note cards due Friday.
  • Vocabulary Questions due Tuesday 11-7-17.
  • Finish the First Impression response in the flip book.
 
Thursday:
  • Read AR
  • Vocabulary Questions due Tuesday, 11-7-17.
  • Close Reader Short Response
 
Friday:
  • Read AR
  • Vocabulary Questions due Tuesday, 11-7-17.

Due:

Weeks of October 16 - 27
 
October 10-20:
Monday:
  • Read AR – 2nd Quarter starts today! Goals due December 15th.
  • Vocabulary Unit 3 Test Friday.
  • Final Realistic Fictional Narrative due tomorrow in Google Classroom.
 
Tuesday:
  • Read AR – 2nd Quarter Goals due December 15th.
  • Vocabulary Unit 3 Test Friday.
  • Finish Google Question
  • Read “The People Could Fly”
 
Wednesday:
  • Read AR – 2nd Quarter Goals due December 15th.
  • Vocabulary Unit 3 Test Friday. (Thursday Great CA Shakeout 10:19 a.m.)
  • “The People Could Fly” questions p.69 #1-6 due tomorrow.
 
Thursday:
  • Read AR
  • Vocab Test tomorrow.
 
Friday:
  •  Read AR – 2nd Quarter Goals due December 15th.
  • What’s Going on in This Picture” #1 (see G classroom - due Tuesday
  • “The People Could Fly” Quiz on Monday.
 
October 23-27:
  • Read AR - 2nd Quarter Goals due December 15th.
  • Chalk Art Questions p.92 #1-4
  • Finish reading “Sorry, Wrong Number”
  • "Sorry, Wrong Number" p.126 #1-5
  • P.76 #1-3 end of class Monday.
 
 

Due:

Week of October 9 - 13
 
Monday:
  • Read AR – Last day for 1st Quarter goals and character analysis due Wednesday!
  • Vocabulary Unit 3 Questions due tomorrow.
  • Story Arc due tomorrow.
 
Tuesday:
  • Read AR – Last day for 1st Quarter goals and character analysis is tomorrow!
  • Vocabulary Unit 3 Test NEXT Thursday.
  • Rough Draft handwritten or typed due tomorrow.
 
Wednesday - Friday
  • Read AR
  • Work on your narrative essay.  Due next week.  
 

Due:

Week of October 2 - 6
 
Monday:
  • Read AR – goals and character analysis due Wed. Oct. 11th.
  • Final Collection Slide Presentation due end of class tomorrow.
  • Fictional Narrative p.53 – start thinking of an idea for a story.
 
Tuesday - Friday
  • Read AR - goals and character analysis due Wed. Oct. 11th - next week!
  • Vocabulary Unit 3 note cards due Friday
  • Vocabulary Unit 3 questions due next week on Tuesday
  • Work on first draft of narrative story.  Remember this is fiction, but it is still based on realistic characters.  
 
 

Due:

Week of September 25 - 29
 
Monday:
  • Read AR – goals and character analysis due Wed. Oct. 11th.
  • Flight of Icarus Quiz and Sentence Structure Test tomorrow.
  • Finish planning sheet for Greek Myth Comic.
  • Final picture and caption due Wednesday.
 
Tuesday:
  • Read AR – goals and character analysis due Wed. Oct. 11th.
  • Final Comic picture and caption due Thursday.
  • Collection #1 Test Thursday, September 28th. Final Collection Slide Presentation due Monday.
  • Book orders (optional) due Friday.
 
Wednesday:
  • Read AR – goals and character analysis due Wed. Oct. 11th.
  • "Icarus's Flight" p.42 #1-6 due tomorrow.
  • Final Comic picture and caption due tomorrow.
  • Collection #1 Test Friday. Final Collection Slide Presentation due Tuesday, October 3rd.
  • Book orders (optional) due Friday.
 
Thursday:
  • Read AR – goals and character analysis due Wed. Oct. 11th.
  • Collection #1 Test Friday. Final Collection Slide Presentation due Tuesday, October 3rd.
  • Book orders (optional) due tomorrow.
 
 
Friday:
  • Read AR – goals and character analysis due Wed. Oct. 11th.
  • Final Collection Slide Presentation due Tuesday, October 3rd.

 

Due:

Week of September 18 - 22
 
Monday:
  • Read AR – goals and character analysis due Wed. Oct. 11th.
  • Vocabulary Worksheet due tomorrow.
  • Vocabulary Unit 2 Test Thursday
  • Grammar worksheet due Wednesday (Thursday for Period A)
 
Tuesday:
  • Read AR – goals and character analysis due Wed. Oct. 11th.
  • Vocabulary Unit 2 Test Thursday
  • Grammar worksheet due Wednesday (Thursday for Period A)
 
Wednesday:
  • Read AR – goals and character analysis due Wed. Oct. 11th.
  • Vocabulary Unit 2 Test tomorrow / Review due Thursday.
 
Thursday:
  • Read AR – goals and character analysis due Wed. Oct. 11th.
  • Collections p.36 #1-6 due Friday.
  • Sentence Structure Test Tuesday.
 
Friday:
  • Read AR – goals and character analysis due Wed. Oct. 11th.
  • Sentence Structure Test Tuesday.
  • Start Comic planning sheet in pencil.  Final paper due Wednesday.
 
 
Writing Folder Table of Contents:
 
Add 7th grade Divider Sheet
Table of Contents:
Literature Notes
Writing Notes (Claim . . . )
Writing with Evidence Shaping Sheet Example (CEE)
Rikki shaping sheet
Rikki final paragraph
Grammar Notes: Sentence Structure
6th grade papers in the back behind the 6th grade divider sheet.
 

Due:

Week of September 11 - 15
 
Monday:
  • Read AR – 1st quarter AR writing due by Oct. 11th.
  • “Big Things Come in Small Packages” pp.3-12 (close reader) Blue boxes with partners, green Questions on your own.
  • Vocabulary Unit 2 note cards due Wednesday.
 
Tuesday:
  • Read AR – 1st quarter AR writing and goals due by Oct. 11th.
  • Vocabulary Unit 2 note cards due tomorrow.
  • Vocabulary Unit 2 Questions due next Tuesday (choose one of the writing paragraphs)
 
Wednesday:
  • Read AR – 1st quarter AR writing and goals due Oct. 11th.
  • Vocabulary Unit 2 Questions due Tuesday (choose one of the writing paragraphs)
  • Collections: pp. 19-30  Compare Media ("Abby Sunderland", "Ships of Fools", and "Was Abby Too Young to Sail?") p.23 #1-2 and p. 27 #1-5  and p.29 #1-3 due Friday.
 
Thursday:
  • Read AR – 1st quarter AR writing and goals due Oct. 11th.
  • Vocabulary Unit 2 Questions due Tuesday (choose one of the writing paragraphs)
  • Answer on lined paper: Compare Media p.23 #1-2, p. 27 #1-5, p. 29 due tomorrow. P.30 in class tomorrow.
  • Compare Media Quiz tomorrow.
 
Friday:
  • Read AR
  • See Google Classroom for Grammar Notes to copy on lined paper.
  • Vocabulary Packet due Tuesday.  Test Thursday.

Due:

Week of September 5 - 8
 
Monday: Holiday - No School!!!
 
Tuesday:
  • Read AR – 1st quarter AR Goals due Oct. 11th.
  • Vocabulary Unit 1 Test Thursday
  • Review due Thursday
Finish reading "Rogue Wave" and answer 4-5 GQs
 
Wednesday:
  • Read AR – 1st quarter AR writing due by Oct. 11th.
  • Vocabulary Unit 1 Test tomorrow.
  • Review due tomorrow.
  • Collections pp. 16 #1-7 and 17 #1-5 and 1-4 due Friday
 
Thursday:
  •  Read AR – 1st quarter AR writing due by Oct. 11th.
  • Collections pp. 16 #1-7 and 17 #1-5 and 1-4 due tomorrow.
  • Bring your close reader tomorrow.
  • Test Selection on Rogue Wave 
 
Friday:
  • Read AR
  • Read "Big Things Come in Small Packages"
 

Due:

 Week of August 28 - September 1
 
Monday:
  • Read AR
  • Vocabulary packet due tomorrow.
  • Finish the Rikki-tikki-tavi paragraph in pencil.
 
Tuesday:
  •  Read AR
  • Vocabulary Unit 1 Test next Thursday 9-7-17
  • Write the paragraph (we wrote together) in colors on lined paper.
  • “Other” Rikki character paragraph due end of class tomorrow in Google Classroom. 
 
Wednesday:
  • Read AR
  • Vocabulary Unit 1 Test next Thursday 9-7-17
  • Mini poster due tomorrow.
  • Finish “other” Rikki character in Google Classroom.
 
Thursday:
  • Read AR
  • Vocabulary Unit 1 Test next Thursday 9-7-17
  • Mini poster due tomorrow.
  • Finish “other” Rikki character in Google Classroom.
 
Friday:
same as Thursday

Due:

Week of August 21 - 25
 
Monday:
  • Read 20 minutes
  • Vocabulary Notecards due Wednesday.
 
Tuesday:
  • Read 20 minutes
  • Vocabulary Notecards due tomorrow.
  • Vocabulary Question/Packet due next Tuesday.
 
Wednesday:
  • Read 20 minutes
  • Vocabulary Questions due Tuesday (including one writing activity on the last page).
  • Finish Reading Rikki-tikki-tavi.  
 
Thursday:
  • Read 20 minutes
  • Vocabulary Questions due Tuesday.
  • Rikki-tikki-tavi plot chart (Finish the boxes with sentences and you will have class time tomorrow to draw at least one colored picture.)
 
Friday:
  • Read 20 minutes
  • Vocabulary Questions due Tuesday (including one of the writing paragraphs)
  • Rikki-tikki-tavi plot chart with a colored picture and character chart due Monday.
 
 

Due:

 Welcome to 7th grade Advanced Language Arts!
 
Monday:
  • Bring a silent reading book.
  • Bring back the class letter portion.
  • Panther Book due Wednesday.
 
Tuesday:
  • Bring a silent reading book.
  • Bring back the class letter portion.
  • Panther Book due tomorrow.
  • Hand Print due Thursday
 
Wednesday:
  • Read 20 minutes
  • Hand print due tomorrow
 
Thursday:  BACK to SCHOOL NIGHT!!!!!!
  • Read 20 minutes
  • Bring back class letter slip if not returned
  • Finish Silent Interview pictures
 
Friday:
  • Read 20 minutes
  • Read the article on newsELA about “How to safely view a solar eclipse” and take the quiz. To take the quiz you will need to choose "Activities".
 
 
Google Classroom Codes:
Period A:  ylit7oj
Period B:  1xw3huh
Period C:   ctsufx
Period D:  zbyjlj
Period E:  fsbxkn
 
 
NewsELA: