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!


*Vocab.:

-Complete & edit unit 1 chart


*Upcoming Assessments:

-Vocab. quiz Thurs.

Vocab. quiz today!


*Unit 1:  Plot, Conflict, & Setting:

-Complete note guide part 1

*Unit 1:  Plot, Conflict, & Setting:

-Complete note guide part 2

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

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

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!


*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.


*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


*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



Happy Halloween!



Coming up:

-Narrative writing

-Character development & point of view

-Unit 4 vocab.