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7th Grade English
See Remind 101 Tab for enrollment information
Independent Reading counts as 12 percent as your child's grade.
Reading goals come from their current independent reading level.
Students are given 20 minutes (or 25) a day for independent reading.
Reading goals are due on the last day of the six weeks. This is firm. Students may test on any book or short story they have read during the CURRENT six weeks. Students may not test over a movie they have seen.
Independent reading builds your child's reading stamina and allows them to practice becoming a scholar. It is also for enjoyment.
Students are expected to have their book daily. Students repeatedly forgetting their book will be required to keep their book in the classroom, which is not ideal.
If you are short some points, please read a short story if you would like. Follow this link for a list of short stories that have an associated AR test:
Please enroll in your class period. Every class period is different and may receive different notifications. Thank you!
2nd/3rd Period- text @aKd7e2 to 81010
4th Period- text @2cdkgbK to 81010
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1st Period Conference
2nd and 3rd Pre-AP
4th Period Dual Language
5th and 6th Period Pre-AP
7th and 8th Period Pre-AP
Word Within a Word List 1-7
I will be recruiting students for our 7th grade UIL team in December.
What you need to be able to do:
Write in a timed writing situation.
Generate ideas quickly.
Organize your position quickly.
Respond to a prompt and form an argument.
1st Six Weeks:/upload/page/0699/scope and sequence.docx
Poetry and Fiction Elements
Analyzing author's diction, tone, and intended theme
Launching Writer's Notebook
Preparing Expository Essay through Organization
Grammar Conventions (Prepositional Phrases and Homophones)
Learning to annotate fiction and poetry using TPCASTT
Focus on author's deliberate choices of figurative language
Word Within a Word List 1
2nd Six Weeks:
Literary Nonfiction (autobiography, memoir, biography, fictional adaptation)
Expository Essay Structures
Summarizing and Paraphrasing
TAFE CLUB is open to any student interested in the teaching profession. Our first meeting is September 11, 2018 in Mrs. Dodson's room.
Please visit this ink for released STAAR tests.
Writing an Introduction:
Begin with a truism (it is true for most people. it is not controversial) Usually starts with an AWUBIS word
Use a bridge sentence (usually begins with a prepositional phrase)
Follow with a thesis (can be a claim or a claim plus reasons)
Few people go through life without experiencing a challenging circumstance. Fewer people that experience the challenge know exactly how to handle it. A challenging experience can help someone be strong and give them grit to deal with obstacles in life.
Writing a body paragraph:
Use PEEL (See below link)
One reason/A second reason/The cause of....the problem with.....
For example...In the book, In the movie, In the short story, In history
Because of this...Due to this....As a result
This shows.....This is evidence of.....The effect of.....Without.....
https://www.virtuallibrary.info/peel-paragraph-writing.html (PEEL Writing Help for Body Paragraphs)
Call to action/leave reader wanting to know more
Now, whenever you travel through the countryside and you see a field of wildflowers, be sure to wave at them as you drive by. Learn their names- the lady's slippers, the black-eyed Susans, larkspurs, winecups, and blazing stars. And when you pass by, call out, "Thank you, Miss Lady Bird~"
From Miss Lady Bird's Wildflowers: How a first lady changed America. (Kathy Appelt)
1. Read with a pen in your hand. This is the BEST advice I can give you. You are reading to become a scholar.
2. Follow my advice for annotation.
3. Mimic my sentence strategy lessons and use them. They will make you learn grammar in a meaningful way.
4. Read to enjoy ,and then read to destroy.
5. Read a variety of texts, and read them often. I do not require a specific genre for independent reading, but you should visit the "Classics" section of our library and be familiar. I would highly recommend you read something that is considered a college-bound classic.
6. Get the numbers of friends in our class. Text or call them if you have questions.
7. Sign up for remind and check my calendar. If you see that we are reading something and you are absent, follow the link or do a search of that text. Read it.
8. Be at school. Be at school on time. Be at school everyday.
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