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    Mr. Prichard

    Seventh Grade Language and Literature


  • Week of February 17 to 21

    Monday:

    • Presidents Day
    • NO SCHOOL

    Tuesday:

    • Go over Chapters 1-6; review Quiz 1 of Beowulf

    Wednesday:

    • Correct and collect Reading Detective worksheet

    Thursday:

    • Quiz on Beowulf Vocabulary Part 1
    • Notes: Study Guide for Beowulf Quiz 2
    • Keep reading novel and filling in Character Chart

    Friday:

    • Open-book Quiz on Beowulf Chapters 7-11
    • Turn in any unused Hall Passes for extra credit
    • Due date for the trimester-long AR Goal
    • Last day of the Second Trimester

     


     

    Week of February 10 to 14

    Monday:

    • Lincoln’s Birthday (observed)
    • NO SCHOOL

    Tuesday:

    • Take notes: Study Guide for Beowulf Quiz on Chs. 1-6
    • Review notes on literary devices and notice examples in Chapter One of Beowulf
    • Keep reading novel and filling in the Character Chart

    Wednesday:

    • Talk more about the study guide and what to expect on tomorrow’s quiz
    • Create electronic flashcards to study Beowulf Part 1

    Thursday:

    • Open-book Quiz on Chapters 1-6

    Friday:

    • Reading Detective worksheet (due Wednesday)
    • Keep reading novel and filling in the Character Chart

     


     

    Week of February 3 to 7

    Monday:

    • Revising/editing essay
      • Viewing student samples
    • HW – Final adjustments to literary analysis essay (final draft due tomorrow)

    Tuesday:

    • Final draft of literary analysis essay due (Turnitin.com)
    • Notes – background of Beowulf

    Wednesday:

    • Go to library to get the novel Beowulf: A New Telling by Robert Nye
    • Begin reading novel

    Thursday:

    • Students get Beowulf Character Chart assignment
    • Time in class to read the novel and work on Character Chart

    Friday:

    • Open-note Quiz on Beowulf Background
    • Study Guide for quiz on Chapters 1-6
    • HW – Be prepared for Open-book Quiz on Chapters 1-6 of Beowulf on Thursday

     


     

    Week of January 27 to 31

    Monday:

    • Pre-writing
      • Unpack the writing prompt
      • Review the text
      • Planning Notes on graphic organizer

    Tuesday:

    • Planning Notes due
    • Begin drafting literary analysis essay

    Wednesday:

    • Continue drafting essay

    Thursday:

    • Rough draft due (Turitin.com)
    • Peer review of essays

    Friday:

    • Revising/editing essay
      • Final draft will be due Tuesday, Feb. 4

     


     

    Week of January 20 to 24

    Monday:

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
    • NO SCHOOL

    Tuesday:

    • Notes on how to write titles
    • Sample literary response essay
      • Students mark with colored pencils and highlighters to label specific parts of the essay.

    Wednesday:

    • Student sample of essay on “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” (PA 69-73)

    Thursday:

    • Characterization (PA 88-89)
    • Short story, “The Open Window” (PA 90-93)

    Friday:

    • MINIMUM DAY
    • Finish and discuss “The Open Window”

     


     

    Week of January 13 to 17

    Monday:

    • Take notes on writing a literary analysis essay

    Tuesday:

    • Interactive Lesson: Writing Informative Text –
      • Developing a Topic
      • Organizing Ideas (first 3 slides only)
      • Introductions and Conclusions

    Wednesday:

    • Writing instruction:
      • Organization
      • Elaboration

    Thursday:

    • Examine sample essays

    Friday:

    • Staff Development Day
    • NO SCHOOL

     


     

    Week of January 6 to 10

    Monday:

    • Correct “Comparing Versions of A Christmas Carol” Close Reader packet (CR 35-42).

    Tuesday:

    • Interactive Lesson: Writing Informative Text -- Introduction

    Wednesday:

    • Finish Interactive Lesson: Writing Informative Text -- Introduction

    Thursday:

    • Fastbridge Reading Assessment
    • HW – Vocabulary, p. 70: problems 1-4 (Critical Vocabulary) & 1-5 (Vocabulary Strategy)

    Friday:

    • Read and discuss folk tale, “The People Could Fly” (pp. 63-68).
    • Correct Vocabulary homework.
    • Progress Reports are sent home.

     


     

    Week of December 16 to 20

    Monday:

    • Turn in Dynamic Character Chart (Scrooge).
    • Correct in class Literary Analysis worksheet.
    • Discuss themes from A Christmas Carol.

    Tuesday:

    • Test on A Christmas Carol
    • Pass out Close Reader packets (CR 35-42) – Comparing Versions of A Christmas Carol.
    • HW – CR 35-36

    Wednesday:

    • Begin watching A Christmas Carol video.
    • HW – CR 37-39

    Thursday:

    • Continue watching A Christmas Carol video.
    • HW – CR 40-42

    Friday:

    • LAST DAY BEFORE WINTER BREAK
    • Finish watching A Christmas Carol video.
    • The Close Reader packet (CR 35-42) is due on Monday, January 6.
    • HW – Continue reading AR books throughout the holiday.

     


     

    Week of December 9 to 13

    Monday:

    • Chapter Summary due; turn in hardcopy.
    • Begin reading the play A Christmas Carol in class.
    • Distribute Vocabulary List for this play.

    Tuesday:

    • Continue reading A Christmas Carol in class.
    • Begin working on Dynamic Character Chart.
    • HW – Study Vocabulary

    Wednesday:

    • Continue reading A Christmas Carol in class.
    • HW – Study Vocabulary

    Thursday:

    • Finish reading A Christmas Carol in class.
    • HW – Study Vocabulary

    Friday:

    • Take Vocabulary Quiz on vocabulary words from A Christmas Carol.
    • Assign Literary Analysis Worksheet (due Monday).
    • HW – Dynamic Character Chart (due Monday)

     


     

    Week of December 2 to 6

    Monday:

    • Writing instruction
    • HW – Make a list of the top 4 chapters you would like to write a summary of.

    Tuesday:

    • Chapter Summary Assignment

    Wednesday:

    • Use Chromebooks to write a summary of one chapter from The Midwife’s Apprentice.

    Thursday:

    • Core-3 all-day assembly for seventh grade

    Friday:

    • Finish writing Chapter Summary.
    • HW – Print Final Draft; it must be handed in on Monday.

     


     

    Week of November 18 to 22

    Monday:

    • Quiz on Chapters 15-Author’s Note of The Midwife’s Apprentice
    • Level Up Tutorial: Reading Skills and Strategies –> Summarizing
    • HW - Study vocabulary

    Tuesday:

    • Discuss end of novel
    • HW - Study vocabulary

    Wednesday:

    • Catch up day
    • Work on Interesting Quotes assignment
    • HW - Study vocabulary

    Thursday:

    • Test on the whole novel The Midwife’s Apprentice
    • Finish Interesting Quotes assignment

    Friday:

    • **Last day before Thanksgiving Break**
    • Vocabulary Test covering all vocabulary from The Midwife’s Apprentice
    • Turn in Interesting Quotes assignment (three paragraphs)

     


     

    Week of November 11 to 15

    Monday:

    • Veterans Day
    • NO SCHOOL

    Tuesday:

    • AR STAR Reading Assessment
    • Finish working on Ch. 8 Excerpt Questions (due tomorrow)
    • HW - Vocabulary for The Midwife’s Apprentice, Chapters 13-15

    Wednesday:

    • Correct Ch. 8 Excerpt Questions
    • Turn in Vocabulary for The Midwife’s Apprentice, Chapters 13-15

    Thursday:

    • Quiz on Chapters 13-15 of The Midwife’s Apprentice
    • Work on Interesting Quotes in class
    • HW - Vocabulary for The Midwife’s Apprentice, Chapters 16-Author’s Note (A.N.)

    Friday:

    • Turn in Vocabulary for The Midwife’s Apprentice, Chapters 16-A.N.
    • Discuss Chapters 13-15 in class
    • Level Up Tutorial: Reading Skills and Strategies –> Paraphrasing

     


     

    Week of November 4 to 8

    Monday:

    • Level Up Tutorial: Analyzing Literature – Character Motivation
    • Begin to find and copy down interesting quotations from the novel.
    • HW – Complete Vocabulary for The Midwife’s Apprentice, Chapters 7-9

    Tuesday:

    • Quiz on Chapters 7-9 of The Midwife’s Apprentice
    • Turn in Vocabulary for The Midwife’s Apprentice, Chapters 7-9
    • Assign Ch. 8 Excerpt Questions (due Wednesday, Nov. 13)

    Wednesday:

    • Work on Ch. 8 Excerpt Questions
    • HW – Vocabulary for The Midwife’s Apprentice, Chapters 10-12

    Thursday:

    • Correct Vocabulary for The Midwife’s Apprentice, Chapters 10-12
    • More time to discuss the novel

    Friday:

    • Quiz on Chapters 10-12 of The Midwife’s Apprentice
    • Correct in class and discuss
    • HW – Ch. 8 Excerpt Questions due on Wednesday

     

     


    NEW TRIMESTER


     

    Week of October 28 to November 1

    Monday:

    • Context Clues Packet due – go over it in class
    • Hand out Study Guide for upcoming quizzes on The Midwife’s Apprentice
    • Assign Vocabulary for The Midwife’s Apprentice, Chapters 1-3 (due Wednesday)

    Tuesday:

    • Quiz on Chapters 1-3 of The Midwife’s Apprentice
    • Level Up Tutorial: Analyzing Literature – Character Traits

    Wednesday:

    • Vocabulary on Chapters 1-3 of The Midwife’s Apprentice due – correct in class
    • Assign Vocabulary for The Midwife’s Apprentice, Chapters 4-6 (due Friday)

    Thursday:

    • Quiz on Chapters 4-6 of The Midwife’s Apprentice
    • Two Level Up Tutorials: Analyzing Literature
      • Methods of Characterization
      • Making Inferences About Characters

    Friday:

    • LAST DAY OF THE TRIMESTER
    • Due date for AR Goal
    • Turn in any unused Hall Passes for extra credit
    • Discuss Chapters 4-6 of The Midwife’s Apprentice
    • Vocabulary for The Midwife’s Apprentice, Chapters 4-6 due
    • Assign Vocabulary for The Midwife’s Apprentice, Chapters 7-9 (due Tuesday)

     


     

    Week of October 21 to 25

    Monday:

    • Log in to Turnitin.com
    • Finish drafting Argumentative Essay

    Tuesday:

    • Rough draft is due; submit it on Turnitin.com
    • Peer evaluation/revising

    Wednesday:

    • Work on revising and editing the essay
    • HW – Finish final draft

    Thursday:

    • Final Draft of Argumentative Essay is due; submit it on Turnitin.com
    • Go to library to get the novel The Midwife’s Apprentice

    Friday:

    • Level Up Tutorial: Vocabulary Skills and Strategies –> Using Context Clues
    • HW – Context Clues Packet (due Monday)

     


     

    Week of October 14 to 18

    Monday:

    • Test on Critical Vocabulary from Collection 1

    Tuesday:

    • Packet - Performance Assessment Step 3: Perform the Task (PA 22-30)
      • Do first part together in class
    • HW – Finish reading and interacting with the text through page PA 29 at home

    Wednesday:

    • Review the packet PA 22-30 in class; check for understanding

    Thursday:

    • In class discussion/debate regarding the issue and reasoning in the packet (PA 22-30)
    • HW – Create Planning Notes using the Graphic Organizer

    Friday:

    • Begin drafting Argumentative Essay – rough draft due Tuesday
    • HW - Students should have at least two paragraphs written before Monday (it is a five-paragraph essay).

     


     

    Week of October 7 to 11

    Monday:

    • Correct and collect Sentences for Critical Vocabulary from Collection 1

    Tuesday:

    • Interactive Lesson: Argumentative Writing – Creating a Coherent Argument
    • HW – Study Critical Vocabulary for a test on Monday

    Wednesday:

    • Interactive Lesson: Argumentative Writing – Persuasive Techniques
    • HW – Study Critical Vocabulary for the test on Monday

    Thursday:

    • Performance Assessment pages (PA 3-7): Analyze the Model
    • HW – Interactive Lesson: Argumentative Writing – Formal Style

    Friday:

    • Finish Performance Assessment pages (PA 3-7): Analyze the Model
    • HW – Study Critical Vocabulary for the test on Monday

     


     

    Week of September 30 to October 4

    Monday:

    • “Arachne” (CR 17-22) due – Correct and collect

    Tuesday:

    • Assign Critical Vocabulary Sentences for Collection 1 – Due Monday
    • Finish Interactive Lesson: Argumentative Writing – Introduction

    Wednesday:

    • Interactive Lesson: Argumentative Writing – What Is a Claim?

    Thursday:

    • Interactive Lesson: Argumentative Writing – Reasons and Evidence

    Friday:

    • Students work independently on Interactive Lessons using Chromebooks: Argumentative Writing
      • Building Effective Support
      • Plus any Interactive Lessons that haven’t been finished earlier in the week
    • HW – Complete the assigned Sentences for Collection 1 Critical Vocabulary

     


     

    Week of September 23 to 27

    Monday:

    • MINIMUM DAY
    • Read Covering Issues in the News
      • Article "Parents of Rescued Teenage Sailor Abby Sunderland Accused of Risking Her Life" (pp. 19-23)

    Tuesday:

    • MINIMUM DAY
    • Read editorial “Ship of Fools” (pp. 24-27)
    • HW – Fact & Opinion Chart for “Ship of Fools”

    Wednesday:

    • MINIMUM DAY
    • Assign workbook pages for “Arachne” (CR 17-22) – due Monday
    • Watch and discuss news clip “Was Abby Too Young to Sail?”

    Thursday:

    • MINIMUM DAY
    • Correct/collect Fact & Opinion Chart for “Ship of Fools”

    Friday:

    • MINIMUM DAY
    • Start Interactive Lesson: Argumentative Writing – Introduction
      • Students take notes
    • HW – Finish workbook pages for “Arachne” (CR 17-22) – due Monday

     


     

    Week of September 16 to 20

    Monday:

    • Finish correcting “Big Things Come in Small Packages” (CR 3-12)
    • Correct I/me worksheet

    Tuesday:

    • Assign reading of “The Flight of Icarus” (pp. 31-35)
    • HW – Vocabulary Exercise on page 37 (1-4 & 1-5)

    Wednesday:

    • Correct Vocabulary from p. 37
    • Do Level Up Tutorial: Types of Literature
      • Prose Forms

    Thursday:

    • Do two Level Up Tutorials: Types of Literature
      • Short Stories and Novels
      • Myths, Legends, and Tales

    Friday:

    • Quiz on “The Flight of Icarus”
      • Correct and discuss in class
    • Read the poem “Icarus’s Flight” (39-41)

     


     

    Week of September 9 to 13

    Monday:

    • Correct Grammar Exercise from p. 18
    • Take Quiz on “Rogue Wave” (including critical vocabulary)

    Tuesday:

    • Begin working on “Big Things Come in Small Packages” from the Close Reader workbook (CR 3-12); work together in class

    Wednesday:

    • Continue working together on “Big Things Come in Small Packages” from the Close Reader workbook (CR 3-12)
    • HW – Do 2-3 more pages of “Big Things Come in Small Packages” (CR 3-12)

    Thursday:

    • Continue working independently on “Big Things Come in Small Packages” from the Close Reader workbook (CR 3-12)
    • HW – Finish “Big Things Come in Small Packages” (CR 3-12): due tomorrow

    Friday:

    • Correct in class “Big Things Come in Small Packages” (CR 3-12)
    • HW – Grammar Worksheet: I & Me

     


     

    Week of September 2 to 6

    Monday:

    • Labor Day Holiday
    • NO SCHOOL

    Tuesday:

    • Staff Development Day
    • NO SCHOOL

    Wednesday:

    • Begin reading “Rogue Wave” (starting on p. 3 of Collections textbook)
      • Notice features of eBook: hypertext, audio feature, embedded videos
    • HW – Vocabulary from p. 17 (1-5 & 1-4)

    Thursday:

    • Correct and collect Vocabulary from p. 17
    • More reading of “Rogue Wave”

    Friday:

    • Assign Grammar exercises from p. 18 (due Monday)
      • Work on in class
    • Be sure to finish reading “Rogue Wave” -- Quiz on Monday

     


     

    Week of August 26 to 30

    Monday:

    • FASTBridge on-line reading assessment
    • Finish writing Autobiographical Incident Story; rough draft due tomorrow

    Tuesday:

    • Discuss Autobiographical Incident Rubric
    • Revise Autobiographical Incident Story

    Wednesday:

    • Students read Autobiographical Incident Story aloud to the class

    Thursday:

    • Students read Autobiographical Incident Story aloud to the class

    Friday:

    • Students read Autobiographical Incident Story aloud to the class

     


     

    Week of August 19 to 23

    Monday:

    • Assign Poetry Analysis assignment for “The Highwayman”
      • Work on in class
      • Finish for homework – due tomorrow

    Tuesday:

    • Correct Poetry Analysis in class
    • HW – Study “The Highwayman” vocabulary and the literary terms

    Wednesday:

    • Test on “The Highwayman”

    Thursday:

    • Assign Autobiographical Incident Story
      • Explain the assignment
      • Share sample
      • Explain brainstorming
    • HW – Brainstorm 3-6 story ideas

    Friday:

    • Autobiographical Incident Story
      • Share another sample
      • Begin writing in class

     


     

    Week of August 12 to 16

    Monday:

    • Literary Terms – take notes in class

    Tuesday:

    • Vocabulary pre-test for “The Highwayman”
    • Literary Terms – take notes in class

    Wednesday:

    • AR Star Reading Assessment
    • HW – Study vocabulary from “The Highwayman”

    Thursday:

    • Literary Terms – take notes in class
    • Begin reading “The Highwayman” poem in class
    • HW – Review literary terms notes

    Friday:

    • Finish reading and discuss "The Highwayman" poem in class
    • Literary Terms - take notes in class

     


     

    Week of August 5 to 9

    Monday:

    • Summer vacation
    • NO SCHOOL

    Tuesday:

    • Last day of summer vacation
    • NO SCHOOL

    Wednesday:

    • First day of school
    • Class orientation
    • HW – PG Permission Form signature

    Thursday:

    • Classroom expectations
    • Turn in PG Permission Form

    Friday:

    • Classroom expectations
    • Introductions