LANGUAGE ARTS CLASSES
Great first week, everyone! We're getting Synergy up and running, so hopefully things will be in place this week and you'll be able to see progress and assignments.
Vocabulary also begins this week. Students will receive a list on Monday as well as an exercise to perform, but they are responsible taking time at home to learn and study the words. There is a link to join my Quizlet class: https://quizlet.com/join/KgdAdu4GH
Monday: Receive three-pronged folder; review 4 types of sentences; "Pre" vocabulary handed out - crossword due 8/16
Tuesday: Figurative language review; 4 types of sentences; review vocabulary
Wednesday: Figurative Language review; 4 types of sentences; Two-word poem draft returned - final due 8/17
Thursday: Vocabulary HW due; Six Traits of Writing exercises
Friday: Vocabulary quiz; Six Traits of Writing exercises
A word on "final" writing: every year, students compile selected final writing assignments into an end-of-year book. Therefore, it is required that each final be completed on 8 1/2" x 11" computer paper, whether it's typed or hand-written. I will supply computer paper to those students who do not have it. All finals must have 1" margins in order for their work to be properly bound. There are examples in my room if you need further clarification.
I am so excited to be working with this great group of 7th graders. We accomplished a lot in our first week, but we have a TON of work to do this year. Expect the pace to be frenetic this year. Expectations are high...
Once again, I have a link to Quizlet that has all 7th grade vocabulary lists. Visit https://quizlet.com/Courtney_Dodge3/folders/2018-2019-7th-grade-latin
Monday: set up three-pronged folders; collect feature story and picture; first Latin assignment handed out (larger packet will be handed out, but you are responsible only for Week 1 this week); "Song" assignment due Thursday 8/16; Introduce long-term book project
Tuesday: Grammar handed out; 1-6 due Thursday, 8/23
Wednesday: Latin #1 due; Notes on Reading strategies, objective summary
Thursday: "Close" read procedures/practice; "Song" assignment due
Friday: Latin 1 quiz; sharing of songs