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1/12/17 Narrative EssayEng 7 - Utah Compose essay "Poem to Narrative: 'The Highwayman.'" You will need to copy and paste the poem into a Word document, and summarize each stanza. Also, highlight and define 5 vocabulary words.Honors - Count of Monte Cristo essay (can be found in Canvas). After finishing Count of Monte Cristo essay, you will begin the Utah Compose "Highwayman" assignment. 1/17/17 1/11/17 Test Author's purpose test; administered on Edulastic. If you are absent, you need to come in before or after school to take the test. 1/11/17 1/10/17 Read; study for testEng 7 - Read p.3-5 of "Ender's Game." Study for test on author's purpose.Honors - Read p. 93-105 in Count of Monte Cristo. Study for test on author's purpose. 1/10/17 1/9/17 Grammar In Writer's Choice book, do Exercises 4 and 6 on pages 325-327 (paper and pencil, please). 1/9/17 Journal Imagine that you fell down a mine shaft with nothing more than a pair of extra socks, some dental floss, a mini flashlight, a bag of pretzels, and a set of keys. You managed to survive for two days and then freed yourself. In three to five paragraph, tell the story of how you escaped. Try to create a suspenseful mood for your story. 9/30/16Essay practice - descriptive writing Most formal paragraphs consist of four or five good sentences. Usually, the first sentence of such a paragraph is the topic sentence, which contains the paragraph's main idea. The rest of the sentences in the paragraph support the main idea. Likewise, a good essay contains an introduction, supporting paragraphs, and a conclusion Write a solid, formal essay on the topic "My Happy Place." Describe your dream place; the place where you would be happiest. This could be anywhere from 3-7 paragraphs depending on the amount of detail you include. 10/5/16 9/27/16 Central Idea Test If you are absent, you will need to come in before or after school to take the test. 9/27/16 9/26/16 DOL #4 and work on "Gunfight" annotation If you were absent, you will need to get a copy of DOL #4 from the purple crate in the classroom. Make the necessary corrections and then turn in your paper. 9/26/16 9/23/16 Library Orientation We will spend the entire period in the library learning about proper procedures in the library. If you have any questions, ask Mrs. Kohler. 9/23/169/22/16 "Gunfight at the OK Corral" Annotation The 3 areas of annotation that we will focus on are: highlighting important information, defining unfamiliar vocabulary (through context clues or looking up the definition), and summarizing each paragraph. We will begin the annotation of this story in class, and you will then be responsible for annotating the rest on your own.9/27/16
9/21/16Comic strip for "Retrieved Reformation"(Narrative Elements)
Finish reading the story with your group and create a comic strip with 8 frames. You will need to choose the 8 most important events in the story. Be sure to include the introduction, the climax, and the resolution. 9/22/16 9/20/16 Counselor presentation The counselors will be presenting for the duration of the class period. 9/20/16 9/19/16 DOL #3 If you were absent, you will need to get a copy of DOL #3 from the purple crate in the classroom. Make the necessary corrections and then turn in your paper. 9/19/16 9/14/16 Internal Text Structure: Sequence and Chronological Order (essays) They are to use cue words for chronological text structure (related to a specific time) to tell the "story" of their process. They will then rewrite the essay as instructions (sequential text structure) explaining the steps using cue words appropriate for sequential structure (first, next, then, after that, finally, etc) to complete the essay. 9/16/16 9/12/16 - 9/13/16 Internal Text Structure: Sequence and Chronological Order (hand model construction) Students will build a working model of a hand in class, and as a culminating assignment, they are to write a brief essay (approximately half a page to a page) describing the steps they took to make it. 9/13/16 9/6/16 - 9/9/16 NWEA Fall Benchmark This is a pre-assessment for reading and language arts. It will not count against your grade, but will be used to help shape curriculum. The reading portion also generates a Lexile score. 9/12/16 9/2/16 DOL #2 If you were absent, you will need to get a copy of DOL #2 from the purple crate in the classroom. Make the necessary corrections and then turn in your paper. 9/2/16 8/24/16 Reading Tickets For each hour that you read, you will have your parents sign a "reading raffle ticket" and you will turn it in to me. Each Monday, I will draw ten tickets and each ticket is worth 5 points. Entire Year 8/24/16 Disclosure Document Complete form, sign, and have your parent read and sign as well. This assignment is due on August 30, 2016, and is worth 20 points. Please do not print the disclosure. We will be submitting it through Canvas. 8/30/16
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