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8th Grade English / Language Arts

  • Work assigned for the week of May 10 - 14  

    This week:  BABAB

    Monday (B)

    1. Allure of Gangs due
    2. Read Outsiders Chapters 8 - 9.
    3. Work on vocabulary and journals.

    Tuesday / Wednesday (AB)

    1. Quiz Chapters 7 - 9 
    2. Discussion Groups:  Chapters 7 - 9
    3. Understanding loss (handout, due next meeting)
    4. Read Chapter 10-11
    5. Goal setting:  FastBridge test next Monday

    Thursday /  Friday (AB)

    1. Vocabulary 7-9 due
    2. Read Chapter 12.
    3. Work period: vocabulary, journals, project work time

     


    Work assigned for the week of May 3 - 7 

    This week:  ABABA

    Monday / Tuesday (AB)

    • Work period: Vocabulary 4-6, Journal work 4-6
    • Analyzing Poetry due
    • Read Chapter 6. 
    • Context clues / crossword work 
    • Vocabulary work time / discussion / review

    Wednesday / Thursday (AB)

    • Quiz Chapters 4 - 6
    • Journal & study guides Chapters 1 - 6 due
    • Vocabulary 1 - 6 due. 
    • Allure of gangs (due Friday)
    • Read Chapter 7.

    Friday (A)

    1. Project assignments, live or video, skit with a script or interview
    2. Read Chapters 8 and 9.
    3. Vocabulary and Journal 7-9 due next week.

     


    Work assigned for the week of April 26 - 30 

    This week: BABAB

    Monday (B)

    1. Read Outsiders Chapter 3.
    2. work on vocabulary, journals and study questions for Chapters 1-3 quiz.

    Tuesday / Wednesday (AB)

    1. Character development  and vocabulary definitions review (small group discussion)
    2. Outsiders quiz Chapters 1 - 3
    3. Journal and study guide chapters 1 -3  due for check
    4. “Nothing Gold Can Stay” Analyzing Poetry due next week

    Thursday /  Friday (AB)  

    1. Read Outsiders Chapter 4 - 5 (See Google Classroom for audio.)
    2. Chapter 1-3 vocabulary due
    3. Work on vocabulary, bonus study questions and journal

     


    Work assigned for the week of April 19 - 23 

    This week:  ABABA

    Monday / Tuesday (AB)

    • Due:  Elements of a Novel
    • Level Up Tutorial:  Short Stories & Novels   (Practice test & paragraph in Google Classroom)
    • Allusions & Terminology, Idioms & Expressions (handouts)
    • Introduce vocabulary assignments (handouts).

    Wednesday / Thursday (AB)

    • Vocabulary work time
    • Introduce journal project & optional study guide questions.
    • Read Outsiders Chapters 1 -2. 

    Friday (A)  Progress Reports

    • Read Outsiders Chapter 3. 
    • Work on vocabulary, journal entries and optional study questions.
    • Quiz Tuesday on Chapters 1 - 3. 

     

     

    Greetings and welcome back!  I am so glad to have so many of you for language arts that I met and got to know last year.  As we start the year in distance learning, it is especially important for teachers and students to get to know one another.  If you were not one of my students as a 7th grader, please make an extra effort to let me get to know you.  It is easier for me to know how to help you after I understand some of your learning strengths and interests.

    We will be using Google Classroom this year for announcements, assignment directions and collecting assignments.  Please check into Google Classroom, and we will see you on Zoom in class.

    Let's have a great year!!

     

    --Mr. Wheeler

7th Grade World Studies

  • Work assigned for the week of May 10 - 14

    This week:  BABAB

    Monday (B)

    • Read Elijah Chapters 6 - 7 in class. (Quiz Ch. 1-7 next meeting)
    • Elijah small group discussion / study vocabulary 
    • Africa ISN 11.2

    Tuesday / Wednesday (AB)

    • Quiz 1:  Elijah Chapters 1 - 7
    • Elijah Reflection #2 
    • Read Chapter 8 - 9 in class.
    • Read Elijah Chapter 10 at home.

    Thursday /  Friday (AB)

    • Elijah 11-12 in class.
    • Read Chapter 13 as homework.
    • Begin studying Elijah terms and vocabulary #2. 
    • ISN 12.2  Africa

    Work assigned for the week of May 3 - 7 

    This week:  ABABA

    Monday / Tuesday (AB) 

    • Map - Africa (due Friday)
    • Elijah Reflection Journal #1
    • Elijah Chapters 1 in class.  (Read through Chapter 2 for homework.)

    Wednesday / Thursday (AB)

    • Underground Railroad assignment due 
    • Read Elijah Chapters 3 -4 in class, Chapter 5 at home.
    • Work on Vocabulary Elijah #1
    • Finish Africa map (due next meeting)

    Friday (A)

    • Africa Map due
    • Introduce  Africa ISN 11- 12 Africa.
    • Read Elijah Chapters 6 - 7 in class. (Quiz Elijah 1-7 and vocabulary next meeting.)

     


    Work assigned for the week of April 26 - 30

    This week: BABAB 

    Monday (B)

    • Hobbes & Locke (discussion and video)
    • ISN 34.5 - 7  Montesquieu, Voltaire, Beccaria
    • Underground Railroad Map &  Introduction  

    Tuesday / Wednesday (AB)

    • Declaration of Independence Activity
    • ISN 34.6-7 Voltaire, Beccaria 
    • Terms Game 33 - 34 

    Thursday / Friday  (AB)

    • Quiz Chapters 33 - 34
    • ISN 34 due
    • Underground Railroad Introduction and Map (A-Day)
    • Treasure Island (B-Day)

     


    Work assigned for the week of April 19 - 23 

    This week:  ABABA 

    Monday / Tuesday (AB)

    • ISN 33.6 - 7 Scientific Method (Bacon, DesCartes) and Key Inventions
    • Illustrations:  Galileo, Newton & the Scientific Method
    • Video:  Sir Isaac Newton
    • Enlightenment introduction (34.1)

    Wednesday / Thursday (AB)

    • ISN 34.2 Roots of Enlightenment
    • ISN 34. 3 - 4 Hobbes & Locke: Absolute Rule & Natural Rights 
    • Terms Game 33
    • ISN 33 (with illustration/dialogue) due

    Friday (A)  (Progress Report Grades)

    • ISN 34.5  Montesquieu, Voltaire
    • Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Voltaire -- Choose one of the Enlightenment philosophers, draw an illustration that demonstrates his Big Idea, and write a caption that explains his Big Idea
    • Video:  Hobbes & Locke
    • Special Video:  Treasure Island (no notes or make up required)

     


    Work assigned for the week of April 12 - 16

    This week:  BABAB 

    Monday (B)

    • Return notebooks & Reading Further
    • Discuss de Las Casas & history 
    • Timeline Challenge 31 (due in class today)
    • Video - Galileo (notes required)  
    • Geography Challenge 32 (due next meeting)

    Tuesday / Wednesday (AB)

    • Return papers 
    • Terms 33 - 34 Group Google Docs (due next meeting)
    • ISN 33.1 

    Thursday / Friday (AB)

    • ISN 33.2 - 33.5 Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo & Newton
    • Timeline Challenge 34, first page (pp. 444-445, after 34.9)

     

Elijah of Buxton Audio Files