Phone #: 841-8686
If students want to make up an assignment they received either a 70 or below on, they must attend one tutoring session during EXCEL or after school. ELA Excel priority day is held on Tuesdays during 6th period.
Each day the assignment is late ten points will be taken off the initial grade. After the third day the grade will be entered in as a missing grade. After the assignment is missing for three days, the grade will drop to a 0.
Students will always have independent reading to complete each week; each student should read at least 20 minutes each day. Students will choose two grade level appropriate books each six weeks to read; they must record their reading time using their Reading Log. Major assignments such as Book Projects will be worked on in class, but students may also choose to work on the assignment outside of class.
Update Monday 1/14/2019 - 1/18/2019
Monday: STAAR Reading Benchmark Day 2
Tuesday: Library/ Reading Expectations (must be signed by parent)/ Sentence Types Kahoot
Wednesday: Sentence Types Quiz/ STIR
Friday: Introduce Grammar Keepers/ First Journal Entry/ Reading Expectations Due
Study for the Quiz!
Update Monday 1/7/2019 - 1/11/2019
Monday: Free Write/ Spoons Game: Review parts of speech
Tuesday: Independent Clause vs. Dependent Clause
Wednesday: Simple and Compound Sentence Notes/ Sentence Types Homework due Friday (Homework and notes are posted).
Thursday (Revised): Sentence Types Warm Up/ Work on homework in class/ STIR
Friday: Turn in homework/ STAAR Reading Benchmark Day 1
Sentence Types homework due Friday
Update Monday 12/17/2018 - 12/21/2018
Monday: Poetry Quiz!
Tuesday: Introduce Poetry Assignment/ Draft poem
Wednesday: Draft poem/ Begin working on final draft
Thursday: Submit to Voice + Vision or perform for the class/ You need to bring a copy of your poem to class to turn in.
Friday: Christmas Break Begins!
TO DO: Enjoy the holidays!
Update Monday 12/10/2018 - 12/14/2018
Monday: STIR/ Notes on Rhyme Scheme
Tuesday: Graphical Elements Notes/ Mother to Son TPDASTT
Wednesday: I, Too, Sing America TPDASTT a
Thursday: Choose Abuelito Who or Gold to TPDASTT and analyze
Friday: Book Club #3
TO DO: Study for your Poetry Quiz! It's on Monday!
Update Monday 12/3/2018 - 12/7/2018
Monday: Turn in DTWT/ MOY Writing Test
Tuesday: MOY Writing Test
Wednesday: Begin Poetry Unit/ Graphic Elements Notes
Thursday: Introduce TPDASTT/ Analyze "A Real Case"
Friday: Book Club #2
TO DO: Finish MOY. If you were absent, you must attend EXCEL tutoring to complete the test.
Finish reading the 2nd portion of your Book Club novel.
DTWT Permission slip is posted to the right.
Update Monday 11/26/2018 - 11/30/2018
Monday: Book Club Norms/ Read your book
Tuesday: Introduce "Do the Write Thing" essay contest and permission slip
Wednesday: MOY WRITING (BENCHMARK)
Thursday: Continue working on DTWT essay
Friday: First Book Club session
TO DO: Read the agreed number of pages/chapters of your BC book; don't read ahead!
DTWT essay and permission slip due December 3rd.
The Book Club permission slip is posted to the right, and the Book Club groups are on on the posted PowerPoint. If you don't see your name on your period's slide, please email me. Thank you.
Update Monday 11/12/2018 - 11/16/2018
Monday: Peer Edit and Book Flood (choose top three books)
Tuesday: Prep. Quiz and Book Project (posted to the right)
Wednesday: Work on Book Project in class/ Personal Narrative Final draft is due through Google Classroom
Thursday: Work on Book Project in class/ Book Club Permission slip due!
Friday: Work on Book Project in class; it's due at the end of class!
TO DO: Work on Book Project (due Friday).
Get your Book Club permission slip signed (due Thursday)
Finish your Personal Narrative Final Draft (due Wednesday)
Update Monday 10/22/2018 - 10/26/2018
Monday: STIR/ Review Making Connections Assignment
Wednesday: Parts of Speech Notes (Nouns, Pronouns, Adjectives, and Articles)/Homework
Thursday: Parts of Speech Warm Up/ Adverbs Notes/ Homework
Friday: Parts of Speech Homework is due!/ Pass back Narrative EKG/ "Narrow Your Focus" narrative assignment (due Monday)
TO DO: Parts of Speech homework due Friday
"Narrow Your Focus" assignment due Monday
Update Monday 10/15/2018 - 10/19/2018
Monday: Verb Types Activity/Verb Types Quiz
Tuesday: Identify Narrative Characteristics/ Narrative Flood
Wednesday: Quick Write/Narrative EKG
Thursday: Work on Narrative EKG
Friday: Turn in Narrative EKG/ Making Connections Assignment
TO DO: EKG Assignment due Friday!
Update Monday 10/8/2018 - 10/12/2018
Monday: Student Holiday!
Tuesday: SLO Test
Wednesday: Action Verbs Notes/ Types of Notes homework
Thursday: Linking Verbs Notes/ work on homework
Friday: Helping Verbs Notes/ Homework is due!
TO DO: Types of Verbs homework is due Friday!
Update Monday 10/1/2018 - 10/5/2018
Monday: Introduce Literary Book Project
Wednesday: Work on Literary Letter
Thursday: Work on Literary Letter
Friday: Literary Letter DUE
Literary Letter DUE FRIDAY
Read outside of class
Update Monday 9/25/2018 - 9/28/2018
Monday: Student Holiday
Tuesday: Finish and turn in Theme Poster/ Work on Test Study Guide
Wednesday: Work on Study Guide/Review Kahoot
Thursday: Six Weeks Test/ Self Reflection/ All grades are due
Friday: Making Connections APE/ STIR
- Read outside of class
- Study for Six Weeks Test (Thursday)
Update Monday 9/17/2018 - 9/21/2018
Monday: Notebook Free Write/ STIR
Tuesday: Theme Lesson
Wednesday: Quick Write/ Read "7th Grade" by Gary Soto/ STIR
Thursday: Discuss "7th Grade" Theme/ Review instructions and rubric for Common Theme Poster
Friday: STIR/ Work on Common Theme Poster (due Monday)
- Read outside of class
- Finish Theme Poster (Due Monday)
Update Monday 9/10/2018 - 9/14/2018
Monday: STIR/ Meta-cognition Lesson
Tuesday: Point of View Lesson/ Free Write
Wednesday: Point of View Activity
Thursday: Present Point of View Activity/ Read "Charles"/ Complete "Charles" POV Assignment
Friday: STIR/ Levels of Questions Lesson
"Charles" POV Assignment due Monday 9/17/2018
Bring your book to class each day
Update Monday 9/4/2018 - 9/7/2018
Monday: Labor Day Holiday!
Tuesday: Work on Fiction Vocabulary assignment. Due tomorrow.
Wednesday: Plot Line Assignment
Thursday: First day in the library/ Introduce reading expectations
Finish your Fiction Vocabulary assignment. Due Wednesday.
Update Monday 8/27/2018 - 8/31/2018
Monday: Notebook assignments will be given to students. This is due Friday.
Tuesday: APE Review/ Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie Test!
Wednesday: Work in notebook cover and journal entry.
Thursday: Quick Write/Journal Assignment
Friday: Fiction Vocabulary Notes