CURRENT UNIT INFORMATION

Welcome to 7th grade LARD.    This will be a year like no other.   There are definitely going to be stressors and challenges related to our new normal, but there are also going to be plenty of opportunities for us to rise above.   We'll need to rely on each other to ensure that happens.  

Our first main reading unit (unit 1 in the anthology) focuses on plot development, conflict, & setting. We'll read a variety of excerpts with a focus on those literary concepts. Additionally, we'll begin delving into constructed response literary analysis essays. Students will use the text as a source for evidence to support their claims, and then they'll use that evidence to develop their essays. Look over the ICE & CR related resources under the "Reading" tab on the sidebar on the left.


Our vocab. study focuses on etymology. As 90% of the words in the English language stem from Latin & a majority of the rest stemming from Greek, our focus will be on studying Greek & Latin roots. There are a variety of resources available to support you in our vocab. study on the website. Look under the "Vocab." tab on the sidebar on the left.


October, 2020:  Classwork & Assessment Calendar


Sept. 28

Sept. 29

Sept. 30

Oct. 1

Oct. 2

*Upcoming Assessments:

-Reading assessment Weds.

-Voc quiz Thurs.

*Reading strategies & skills:

-”Great White Sharks” finish reading; complete Author’s Perspective Close Read

-Read “Little Rock Nine” article (test prep.).   The article can be found on the class website and on Google Classroom.


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Reading assessment Weds.

-Vocab. quiz Thurs.

Reading strategies & skills assessment today!



*Unit 1:  Plot, Conflict, & Setting:

-Read the Readers Workshop pages 24-27 in the anthology (big, red literature book) and complete the reading note guide


*Vocab.:

-Complete & edit unit 1 chart


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Thurs.

Vocab. quiz today!


*Unit 1:  Plot, Conflict, & Setting:

-Review the terms & concepts from the note guide

*Unit 1:  Plot, Conflict, & Setting:

-Review the terms & concepts from the note guide

Oct. 5

Oct. 6

Oct. 7

Oct. 8

Oct. 9

*Unit 1:  Plot, Conflict, & Setting:

-”7th Grade”:  finish reading & complete margin questions F, H, & I in the anthology

*Vocab.:

-Write original sentences for the keywords for POS/PON & MAN


Read a book!



*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Tues.

*Unit 1:  Plot, Conflict, & Setting:

-”The Last Dog”:  read to line 233 and write out a series of plot events


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Tues.

*Vocab.:  

-Complete & edit unit 2 chart


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Tues. (bases & key words from units 1 & 2)


Oct. 12

Oct. 13

Oct. 14

Oct. 15

Oct. 16

No school!


Take a walk & enjoy the fall colors!


Vocab. quiz today - bases & key words from units 1 & 2!


*Unit 1:  Plot, Conflict, & Setting:

-”The Last Dog” CR plan

*Unit 1:  Plot, Conflict, & Setting:

-Finish “The Last Dog” CR

*Unit 1:  Plot, Conflict, & Setting:

-”Spot Goes High Tech”:  CR plan

*Unit 1:  Plot, Conflict, & Setting:

-”Spot Goes High Tech”:  CR intro. paragraph & body paragraph #1

Oct. 19

Oct. 20

Oct. 21

Oct. 22

Oct. 23

*Unit 1:  Plot, Conflict, & Setting:

-Finish “Spot Goes High Tech” CR


Commit a random act of kindness!


*Unit 1:  Plot, Conflict, & Setting:

-”Thank You, Ma’am”:  finish reading; complete conflict chart; entrance quiz Weds.


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Mon. (all bases, unit 3 key words

-Unit 1 assessment Tues., Weds., & Thurs.

-Get a book to read if you’re done with the assessment early.

*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Mon. (all bases, unit 3 key words

-Unit 1 assessment Tues., Weds., & Thurs.

-Get a book to read if you’re done with the assessment early.

*Unit 1:  Plot, Conflict, & Setting:

-”An American Childhood”:  finish reading & complete inference chart


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Mon. (all bases, unit 3 key words

-Unit 1 assessment Tues., Weds., & Thurs.

-Get a book to read if you’re done with the assessment early.

*Vocab.:

-Complete & edit unit 3 chart


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Mon. (all bases, unit 3 key words

-Unit 1 assessment Tues., Weds., & Thurs.

-Get a book to read if you’re done with the assessment early.

Oct. 26

Oct. 27

Oct. 28

Oct. 29

Oct. 30

Vocab. quiz today - all bases, unit 3 key words!



*Narrative:

Brainstorm story ideas; choose individual era by 11/3 (send link to source article)


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Unit 1 assessment Tues., Weds., & Thurs.

-Get a book to read if you’re done with the assessment early.

Unit 1 assessment today:

-Terms & concepts

-Comp.


*Narrative:

Brainstorm story ideas; choose individual era by 11/3 (send link to source article)


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Unit 1 assessment continues Weds., & Thurs.

-Get a book to read if you’re done with the assessment early.

Unit 1 assessment today:

-Plan & begin CR


*Narrative:

Brainstorm story ideas; choose individual era by 11/3 (send link to source article)


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Unit 1 assessment continues Thurs.

-Get a book to read if you’re done with the assessment early.

Unit 1 assessment today:

-Finish CR

*Narrative:

Brainstorm story ideas; choose individual era by 11/3 (send link to source article)



Happy Halloween!



*Narrative:

Brainstorm story ideas; choose individual era by 11/3 (send link to source article)


Coming up:

-Narrative writing

-Character development & point of view

-Unit 4 vocab.


NOVEMBER, 2020:  Classwork & Assessment Calendar


Nov. 2

Nov. 3

Nov. 4

Nov. 5

Nov. 6

*Narrative:

Read over eras & pick era by Weds.   Send link to source article by Tuesday, 11/3/20 at 8:30am if you want to pick an alternate era.

No school - 

Election Day!



*Narrative:

Historical facts notes due Friday

*Narrative:

Historical facts notes due Friday


*Unit 2:  Character Development:

-Read pages 176-179 & complete the unit 2 note guide

*Narrative:

-Plan due Monday


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Thursday (all bases, units 3 & 4 words)

Nov. 9

Nov. 10

Nov. 11

Nov. 12

Nov. 13

*Narrative:

-RD due Friday; must be printed


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Thursday (all bases, units 3 & 4 words)

*Narrative:

-RD due Friday; must be printed


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Thursday (all bases, units 3 & 4 words)

*Narrative:

-RD due Friday; must be printed



*Vocab.:

Complete & edit unit 4 chart


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Thursday (all bases, units 3 & 4 words)

Vocab. quiz today - all bases, units 3 & 4 words!


*Narrative:

-RD due Friday; must be printed


*Narrative:

-Revision due Wednesday (made directly on RD #1)

-Print 2nd rough draft 



Nov. 16

Nov. 17

Nov. 18

Nov. 19

Nov. 20

*Narrative:

-Revision due Wednesday (made directly on RD #1)

-Print 2nd rough draft 



*Narrative:

-Revision due Wednesday (made directly on RD #1)

-Print 2nd rough draft 



*Narrative:

-Final draft due Friday



*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz 12/1 (all bases, unit 5 words)

*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz 12/1 (all bases, unit 5 words)

Nov. 23

Nov. 24

Nov. 25

Nov. 26

Nov. 27


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