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Classroom Agenda

 
i-Ready
  • Students are expected to complete (at least) one reading and one math lesson per week and record one lesson on the Google Classroom i-Ready form.
  • Students must spend at least 45 minutes on reading and 45 minutes on math each week.
  • Students will report one lesson and their minutes completed in a spreadsheet in the i-Ready Google Classroom.
  • 7th grade students will earn a quiz grade for reading and math i-Ready for 3rd and 4th quarter.
 
 
Please encourage your child to read their self-selected reading novel each day. 
Image result for students who read 20 minutes a day
 
 
Weekly Agenda
 
4th 9 Weeks Theme: 
Social Injustice
 
May 13-17
                    Monday: Finish reading/annotating "The Highwayman"
                                    "The Highwayman" task cards (This should be completed IN CLASS/access to task cards)
 
Tuesday: Book Fair Visit 
                "The Highwayman" task cards (This should be completed IN CLASS/access to task cards)
 
Wednesday: "The Highwayman" Test 
 
Thursday: 
 
Friday:  
 
May 6-10
                    Monday: Continue Plot & Characters in "Casey at the Bat", Poetry Brochure for "Casey..."
 
Tuesday: "Casey at the Bat" Quiz
 
Wednesday: Begin reading/annotating "The Highwayman"
 
Thursday: Continue reading/annotating "The Highwayman"
 
Friday:  Continue reading/annotating "The Highwayman"
 
April 29- May 3
                    Monday: 
 
Tuesday: Begin reading/annotating "Casey at the Bat" 
 
Wednesday: Field Trip 
 
Thursday: Guidance Visits Class, Continue annotating "Casey at the Bat" 
 
Friday:  Examining Plot & Characters in "Casey at the Bat" 
 
 
April 1-5
                    Monday: Media Center Visits 
 
Tuesday: Final day to work on ATH Project, due at the end of class in Google Classroom
 
Wednesday: Exploring Nonfiction: Chronological Order
 
Thursday: Exploring Nonfiction: Chronological Order
 
Friday:  Exploring Nonfiction: Chronological Order
 
 
 
3rd 9 Weeks Theme: 
Love and Sacrifice/Heroes
March 25-29
                    Monday:  Finish working on  "Among The Hidden" work
                                         -Finish Chapter questions, and daily summaries 
                                         -All work due at the end of class for a Major Grade 
                                    
 
Tuesday:  Among the Hidden Cumulative Test 
 
Wednesday: Introduce ATH Project 
 
Thursday:  ATH Project work day
 
Friday:  ATH Project work day (due at the end of class 4/2) 
 
March 18-22
                    Monday:  Continue working/reading "Among The Hidden" 
                                         -Inferences warm up
                                         -Finish Chapter questions, and daily summaries 
                                    
 
Tuesday:  Continue working/reading "Among The Hidden"
                        -Jen Character Chart (due Wednesday)
                        -Chapter questions, and daily summaries 
 
Wednesday: Continue working/reading "Among The Hidden" 
                        -Direct Quotations Chart 
                        -Read
                        -Chapter questions, and daily summaries 
 
 
Thursday:   Continue working/reading "Among The Hidden"
                          -Read
                          -Chapter questions, and daily summaries
 
Friday:  Continue working/reading "Among The Hidden"
                          -Read
                          -Chapter questions, and daily summaries
 
March 11-15
                    Monday:  Continue working/reading "Among The Hidden" 
                                         -Copy Vocab Chp 16-20
                                         -Finish Chapter questions, and daily summaries 
                                    
 
Tuesday:Continue working/reading "Among The Hidden" 
                        -Warm Up: Vocab Chp 16-20
                        -Read 
                        -Chapter questions, and daily summaries 
 
Wednesday: Continue working/reading "Among The Hidden" 
                        -Warm Up: Vocab Chp 16-20
                        -Read
                        -Chapter questions, and daily summaries 
 
 
Thursday:   Continue working/reading "Among The Hidden" 
                          -Review Vocab Up Chp 16-20
                          -Read
                          -Chapter questions, and daily summaries
 
Friday:  ATH Vocab Quiz Chp 7-13
 
March 4-8
                    Monday:  Continue working/reading "Among The Hidden" 
                                         -Copy Vocab Chp 7-13
                                         -Finish Chapter 1-6 questions, and daily summaries 
                                    
 
Tuesday:Continue working/reading "Among The Hidden" 
                        -Warm Up: Vocab Chp 7-13
                        -Read chp 7-8 (if time allows)
                        -Chapter questions, and daily summaries 
 
Wednesday: Continue working/reading "Among The Hidden" 
                        -Warm Up: Vocab Chp 7-13
                        -Read chp 9-10 (if time allows)
                        -Chapter questions, and daily summaries 
 
 
Thursday:   Whole-class novel "Among The Hidden" 
                          -Review Vocab Up Chp 7-13
                          -Read Chp 11-13
                          -Chapter questions, and daily summaries
 
Friday:  ATH Vocab Quiz Chp 7-13
 
February 25 - March 1
                    Monday:  Begin whole-class novel "Among The Hidden" 
                                         -Copy Vocab Chp 1-6
                                         -predictions
                                         -read chp 1-2
 
Tuesday:  Class Visit to Book Fair  
                   Whole-class novel "Among The Hidden" 
                       -Vocab Warm Up Chp 1-6
                      -read Chp 3 
 
 
Wednesday: Whole-class novel "Among The Hidden" 
                        -Vocab Warm Up Chp 1-6
                        -read Chp 4 & 5
 
 
Thursday:   Whole-class novel "Among The Hidden" 
                          -Review Vocab Up Chp 1-6
                          -read Chp 6
 
 
Friday:  ATH Vocab Quiz Chp 1-6
 
February 18-22
                    Monday:  Main Idea Quiz 
 
Tuesday:   Book Fair Preview
 
Wednesday: Examining Cause & Effect 
 
Thursday:   Cause & Effect--China's One-Child Policy 
 
Friday:  Cause & Effect--China's One-Child Policy  and comprehension questions 
 
February 11-15
                    Monday:  P/M/F: Main Idea notes   
                                     Vines: Finish "Would you live on Mars?", Main idea notes 
                                     Main Idea Quiz Monday 2/18
 
Tuesday:  Practice Identifying Main Idea 
 
Wednesday: Practice Identifying Main Idea 
 
Thursday:  Practice Identifying Main Idea 
 
Friday:  Main Idea Review 
 
 
February 4-8
                    Monday:  Porter HR: National History Day Worksday
                                     Merritt/Vines/Farlow: complete DTW packet, i-Ready
 
Tuesday:  Social Studies Benchmark
                  Media Center Visit 
 
 
Wednesday: Porter HR: NHD Workday: primary & secondary sources 
                   M/V/F HR: "Would you live on Mars?" nonfiction article  
 
Thursday:  Science Benchmark  
               Porter HR: NHD Workday: thesis statement 
               M/V/F HR: "Would you live on Mars?" nonfiction article & Padlet response 
 
Friday:  Porter HR:  "Would you live on Mars?" nonfiction article
          M/V/F HR: Complete/Turn-In "Would you live on Mars?" nonfiction article & Padlet response 
 
January 28-February 1
                    Monday:  Continue reading "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed"
 
Tuesday:  ELA Benchmark
                  Finish "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed" 
 
Wednesday: "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed" Figurative Language and Questions 
 
Thursday:  Math Benchmark  
                  Finish "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed" FL & Questions, Review for test
 
Friday: "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed" Test 
 
 
 
2nd 9 Weeks Theme: 
Conflict
January 21-25
Monday: HOLIDAY: NO SCHOOL
 
Tuesday:   Introduce "Dark They Were" Vocabulary, vocabulary warm up
                  "Dark They Were" Anticipation/Prediction Quotes
                   Stereotypical Martian Activity 
 
Wednesday: Begin reading "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed" 
 
Thursday:  Continue reading "Dark They Were and Golden Eyed" 
 

January 14-18
Monday:  Figurative Language Practice 
                  Porter HR: Figurative Language Choiceboard  due Friday 1/18
                 Merritt/Vines/Hedrick HR: Figurative Language Assignment due Friday 1/18
 
Tuesday:   Introduce/begin working on Figurative Language Super Hero assignment
 
WednesdayContinue working on Figurative Language Super Hero assignment due 
 
Thursday:  Figurative Language Super Hero assignment (1st half of class)
                  Figurative Language Review 
 
Friday: Figurative Language Quiz (Quizlet)
 
January 7-11
Monday:  "A Christmas Carol" Test
                 Begin mid-year i-Ready diagnostic 
 
Tuesday:   Mid-year i-Ready diagnostic 
 
WednesdayMid-year i-Ready diagnostic 
 
Thursday:  Introduction to Figurative Language 
 
Friday:  Exploring Figurative Language 
 
January 2-5 
WednesdayContinue working on "A Christmas Carol" Project
 
Thursday:  Continue working on"A Christmas Carol" Project 
 
Friday:  Continue to work "A Christmas Carol" Project
 
Saturday: Last day to work "A Christmas Carol" Project in class due first thing Monday 
                  Review with Kahoot! 
 
December 17-21
Monday:  Review "A Christmas Carol" 
                 Introduce "A Christmas Carol" Project--work time provided in class 
 
Tuesday:  Continue working on "A Christmas Carol" Project
 
Wednesday: Continue working on "A Christmas Carol" Project
 
Thursday:  "A Christmas Carol" Breakout Box 
 
Friday:  Continue working on"A Christmas Carol" Project 
 
December 10-14
NO SCHOOL: SNOW DAYS
 
 
December 3-7
Monday:  Introduction to A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
                Christmas Carol Vocabulary (Quiz on Friday) CC Vocab Quizlet
 
Tuesday:  Read Scenes 1 & 2

Review Vocabulary and Guided Reading Questions

 
Wednesday:  Read Scenes 3 & 4

Review Vocabulary and Guided Reading Questions

 
Thursday:  **Media Center Visit**
                    Read Scenes 3 & 4

Review Vocabulary and Guided Reading Questions

 
              Finish Guided Reading Questions
 
Novemer 26-30
Monday:  Vines: Finish Greek Gods/Goddess Presentation Assignment
          Hedrick: Finish Greek Gods/Goddess Presentation Assignment, begin Hero's                               Journey Notes 
                 Merritt/Porter: Finish Hero's Journey Assignment 
 
Tuesday: Hedrick HR: Finish Hero's Journey Notes--"Pereus and the Gorgon"
                 Vines HR: Myth vs. Science; intro to Greek explanation Myths
                Merritt/Porter: Hero's Journey Project (due Friday) 
 
Wednesday: Hedrick HR: Finish "Pereus and the Gorgon"; Hero's Journey Project(due Friday)
               Vines HR: Reading Greek explanation Myths 
                Merritt/Porter: Hero's Journey Project (due Friday) 
 
Thursday:  Hedrick HR: Hero's Journey Project (due Friday)
            Vines HR: Reading Greek explanation Myths
             Merritt/Porter: Hero's Journey Project (due Friday) 
 
Friday: Hedrick HR: Hero's Journey Project
Vines HR: Reading Greek explanation Myths
Merritt/Porter: Hero's Journey Project (due Friday) 
 
 
Novemer 19-23
Monday:  Vines/Hedrick: Greek Gods/Goddess Presentation Assignment
                 Merritt/Porter: Introduction to Hero's Journey 
 
Tuesday: Vines/Hedrick: Greek Gods/Goddess Presentation Assignment (due at end of class)
          Merritt/Porter: Introduction to Hero's Journey 
 
 
Wednesday: No School
 
Thursday:  No School
 
Friday: No School
 
 
Novemer 13-16
Monday:  No School--Veteran's Day
 
Tuesday: Vines: Continue Self-editing
          Merritt/Porter/Hedrick: Finishing final draft and turn-in Google Classroom
 
Wednesday: Final day to complete self-edit/writing 5 paragraph essay
 
Thursday: Introduction to Greek Mythology: Centers 
 
Friday:  Exploring Greek Mythology: Finishing Centers 
 
Novemer 5-9
Monday:  Writing Workshop: writing a rough draft 
 
Tuesday: No School: Election Day
 
Wednesday: Writing Workshop: finishing the rough draft and starting final drafts
 
Thursday: Writing Workshop: finishing the final draft
 
Friday:  Vines: Self-editing
              Merritt/Porter/Hedrick: 'Zombie 5K' and comprehension questions 
 
 
 
1st 9 Weeks Theme: 
Our View of the World and Ourselves/Constructing Identities
October 29-30
Monday:  "Thank You Ma'am" Test  
 
Tuesday: Finish "TYM" Work, Make-up work
 
Wednesday: Review of 1st 9-weeks concepts 
Second Quarter Begins 
 
Thursday:   Writing Workshop: writing an essay
 
Friday:  Writing Workshop: writing an essay
 
October 22-26
Monday:  Finish Harlem Renaissance Brain Pop & Langston Hughes Biography Quizzes 
 
Tuesday: Begin reading Thank You Ma'am by Langston Hughes 
 
Wednesday: TYM Comprehension Questions 
 
Thursday:  TYM Characterization Chart 
 
Friday:  TYM Conflict Cart/Plot Diagram 
 
October 15-19
Monday:  Exploring conflict and practice identifying conflict 
 
Tuesday: Review Conflict for Test 
 
WednesdayConflict Test 
 
Thursday:  Langston Hughes Biography and comprehension questions
 
Friday:  Harlem Renaissance Brain Pop and comprehension questions 
 
October 8-12
Monday:  Review "Seventh Grade" Test from Friday 
                 Conflict Notes 
 
Tuesday: Visit Media Center for Book Fair
                 Finish Conflict Notes
                 HW: Porter/Merritt/Hedrick: Conflict Practice Worksheet
                         Vines: Create flashcards 
 
Wednesday: Exploring conflict and practice identifying conflict 
 
Thursday: Exploring conflict and practice identifying conflict  NO SCHOOL
 
Friday:  Conflict Test NO SCHOOL
 
 
October 1-5
Monday:  Identifying textual evidence activity 
                 "Seventh Grade" Plot Diagram Activity (classwork grade) 
 
Tuesday: Begin "Seventh Grade" Questions 
 
Wednesday: Continue working on "Seventh Grade" Questions
                     *questions due at the start of class on Thursday*
 
Thursday: "Seventh Grade" Review: Kahoot! 
                 *Week 1 Choice Board due*
 
Friday:  "Seventh Grade" Test 
 
 
September 24-28
Monday:  Introduce "Seventh Grade" Vocabulary 
                 Media Center Visit/Book Fair Preview 
 
Tuesday:  Introduce Independent Reading Choice Board Assignment (in Google Classroom)
                 "Seventh Grade" Vocabulary Warm Up
                  Author Study: Gary Soto
 
Wednesday"Seventh Grade" Vocabulary Warm Up
                  Connecting to the Story
                  Begin reading "Seventh Grade"
 
Thursday: "Seventh Grade" Vocabulary Warm Up
                  Finish reading "Seventh Grade"
 
Friday:  "Seventh Grade" Vocabulary Quiz 
 
September 17-21
Monday:  NO SCHOOL
 
Tuesday:  Review Plot Diagram, Plot Diagram Notes 
         *Study for Quiz on Friday*
 
Wednesday Plot Diagram Practice 
         *Study for Quiz on Friday*
 
Thursday: Plot Diagram Practice/Review for Quiz 
 
Friday:  Plot Diagram Quiz 
 
September 10-14
Monday:  i-Ready Beginning of Year Diagnostic 
 
Tuesday:  i-Ready Beginning of Year Diagnostic 
                 Continue working on "Letter to Myself" assignment when complete
 
Wednesday Continue working on "Letter to Myself"--deadline extended to Thursday by 3:00 pm in Google Classroom
 
Thursday: Complete "Letter to Myself"
 
Friday: NO SCHOOL
 
September 05-07
Monday:  NO SCHOOL
 
Tuesday: Introduce "My Story" Writing Project--students will select writing prompts focused on different parts of their lives. This assignment will be completed during class Tuesday-Thursday. 
 
Wednesday"My Story" Writing Project
 
Thursday: "My Story" Writing Project (due Friday)
 
 
Friday:  Log-in to Google Classroom, "Letter to my Future Self" writing assignment
 
**Next Monday/Tuesday we will be completing our Beginning of Year i-Ready Reading diagnostic. Please bring headphones.**