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Welcome to 7th grade Language Arts class with Ms. Pillow. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year together. In this class we will be reading and writing every day as well as doing DGP's, (Daily Grammar Practice), and DRP’s, (Daily Reading Practice). We will become better readers and writers this year. 
 
If you ever have any concerns or questions please contact me at 901-634-2830.
Thank you,
Ms. Pillow
 
 
 
 
 
 

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November 20, 2017 Lesson Plans

---Monday, November 20, 2017---

Journal #26: Most stores used to be closed on Thanksgiving, with many opening early on Friday for the first of the holiday sales. Now, some stores are having their sales on Thanksgiving Day. Do you think this is a good idea or a bad one? Write a paragraph supporting your viewpoint.

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue to present their biography book report project to the class.

(Period 5) TLW continue to present their biography book report project to the class.

---Tuesday, November 21, 2017---

Journal #27: Gobble! Gobble! Tweet!  Imagine you are the Thanksgiving turkey. It is your good fortune to discover that the Farmer accidentally left the door to the house ajar. You sneak in unnoticed. Quickly, you find the computer and login to Twitter.  You have just enough time to type five tweets. What will you say to your followers in no more than 280 characters (not words!) per tweet?

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue to present their biography book report project to the class.

(Period 5) TLW continue to present their biography book report project to the class.

 

---Wednesday, November 22, 2017---

Thanksgiving Holiday

 

---Thursday, November 23, 2017---

Happy Thanksgiving

 

---Friday, November 24, 2017---

Thanksgiving Holiday

November 13, 2017 Lesson Plans

---Monday, November 13, 2017---

Journal #21: What three people are you most grateful for in your life and why?  Give me details in more than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 12…i like the book the outsiders by s e hinton (punctuate sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 12…e b white who wrote the book stuart little got the idea for the book while he was sleeping on a train (punctuate sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 12Flotsam the Flounder (Q 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4, 5) TLW will continue the 6-text reading assignment that speaks to the theme of happiness. Students will revisit the essential question “How we can achieve happiness?” throughout the unit. Students will read thematically-paired texts from CommonLit and complete a graphic organizer that will help them track their own understanding of this theme to prepare for a synthesis essay…today they will complete assignment 3 and answer questions as well as complete that part of the graphic organizer

---Tuesday, November 14, 2017---

Journal #22: The temperature is getting colder and colder.  Imagine that you live in an icy, cold and snowy place all year long.  Write about what your life would be like.  Go into details.  

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 12…i like the book the outsiders by s e hinton (identify parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 12…e b white who wrote the book stuart little got the idea for the book while he was sleeping on a train (identify parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 12Flotsam the Flounder (Q 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW continue the 6-text reading assignment, completing assignment 4 reading “An Overview of the Great Depression and answer questions as well as complete that part of the graphic organizer

---Wednesday, November 15, 2017---

Journal #23: Explain the advantages and disadvantages of being able to fly around like a bird. 

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 12…i like the book the outsiders by s e hinton (identify sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 12…e b white who wrote the book stuart little got the idea for the book while he was sleeping on a train (identify sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 12Flotsam the Flounder (Q 10-13)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW complete Lesson 9 vocabulary assessment; receive Lesson 10 vocabulary worksheet which will be due completed for homework and assessment on Wed., Nov. 29, 2017.

(Period 5) TLW complete Word List 2, Group 3 vocabulary assessment and turn in vocabulary project; receive Word List 2, Group 4 vocabulary with project due and assessment on Wed., Nov. 29, 2017.

---Thursday, November 16, 2017---

Journal #24: What’s the worst part about being sick?  Explain your answer in more than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 12…i like the book the outsiders by s e hinton (identify sentence clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 12…e b white who wrote the book stuart little got the idea for the book while he was sleeping on a train (identify sentence clauses, type, and purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 12Flotsam the Flounder (Q 14-15)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW begin to present their biography book report project to the class.

---Friday, November 17, 2017---

Journal #25: What is the hardest decision you have ever had to make?  Looking back on your decision, do you now think you made the right choice?  Explain your answer in details.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 12…i like the book the outsiders by s e hinton (diagram sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 12…e b white who wrote the book stuart little got the idea for the book while he was sleeping on a train (diagram sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 12Flotsam the Flounder (Q 16) 5-6 Key words and summarize article

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW turn in this week’s journals.

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW continue to present their biography book report project to the class.

November 6, 2017 Lesson Plans

---Monday, November 6, 2017---

Journal #16: Imagine that you had to live underwater in a submarine for one month, but were allowed to bring just one person with you.  Who would you bring and what would that be like?  Give me details please, in more than five sentences.  

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 11…its very warm in our classroom today (punctuate sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 11…had my eyes deceived me (punctuate sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 11Interstate Highway System (Q 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW will begin a 6-text reading assignment that speaks to the theme of happiness. Students will revisit the essential question “How we can achieve happiness?” throughout the unit. Students will read thematically-paired texts from CommonLit and complete a graphic organizer that will help them track their own understanding of this theme to prepare for a synthesis essay…today they will read text 1 and answer questions as well as complete that part of the graphic organizer

---Tuesday, November 7, 2017---

Journal #17: Imagine that you could build a tree house of your dreams.  How big would it be?  What would it be like?  How would you decorate it?  Give me details in more than five sentences.  

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 11… its very warm in our classroom today (identify parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 11… had my eyes deceived me (identify parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 11 Interstate Highway System (Q 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW continue the 6-text reading assignment, text 2 and answer questions as well as complete that part of the graphic organizer

---Wednesday, November 8, 2017---

Journal #18: Write about our favorite hobby. How did you get started?  What do you like about it?  Would you recommend it to others?  (If you don’t have a hobby, write about the hobby you would most like to have or explain why you are not interested in having a hobby.)  Make sure you give me details in more than five sentences.  

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 11… its very warm in our classroom today (identify sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 11… had my eyes deceived me (identify sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 11 Interstate Highway System (Q 10-13)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW complete Lesson 8 vocabulary assessment; receive Lesson 9 vocabulary worksheet which will be due completed for homework and assessment on Wed., Nov. 15, 2017.

(Period 5) TLW complete Word List 2, Group 2 vocabulary assessment and turn in vocabulary project; receive Word List 2, Group 3 vocabulary with project due and assessment on Wed., Nov. 15, 2017.

---Thursday, November 9, 2017---

Journal #19: What game or toy would you like to have that you don’t have?  Explain your choice in details and more than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 11… its very warm in our classroom today (identify sentence clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 11… had my eyes deceived me (identify sentence clauses, type, and purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 11 Interstate Highway System (Q 14-16)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW visit the library, please help your student remember to bring their book to check-in

(Period 5) TLW visit the library, please help your student remember to bring their book to check-in

---Friday, November 10, 2017---

Journal #20: Imagine that you found an old trunk in your grandparents’ attic.  What would you like to find in the trunk?  Explain the reasons for your choices in more than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 11… its very warm in our classroom today (diagram sentence)

(Period 5) DGP 11… had my eyes deceived me (diagram sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 11 Interstate Highway System (Q 17) 5-6 Key words and summarize article

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW turn in this week’s journals.

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW complete a district common formative assessment

(Period 5) TLW complete a district common formative assessment  

October 30, 2017 Lesson Plans

---Monday, October 30, 2017---

Journal #11: Write about a time you were impressed by someone.  It does not have to be “love”, it could be just a time someone did something that “awed” you.  Tell about this person, and tell what happened when you encountered this person.  Then in your story, explain why this person made an impression on you.  Be sure to give details in more than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 10…my friend jose will travel here on tuesday (punctuate)

(Period 5) DGP 10…there was no other like it in any of the stores and she had turned all of them inside out (punctuate sentence)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 10… Benedict Arnold (Q 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the study of the short story, “The Monkey’s Paw.”

(Period 5) TLW continue the study of "The Masque of the Red Death."

---Tuesday, October 31, 2017---

Journal #12: Think of a time when a friend warned you not to do something, but you did it anyway.  Write about what happened.  You may embellish your story to make it more interesting and complete details in more than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 10… my friend jose will travel here on tuesday (parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 10… there was no other like it in any of the stores and she had turned all of them inside out (identify parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 10 Benedict Arnold (Q 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,) TLW continue the study of the short story, “The Monkey’s Paw.”

(Period 5) TLW continue the study of “The Masque of the Red Death.”

---Wednesday, November 1, 2017---

Journal #13: What makes you special or unique?  Again, go into details in more than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 10… my friend jose will travel here on tuesday (sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 10… there was no other like it in any of the stores and she had turned all of them inside out (identify sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 10 Benedict Arnold (Q 10-13)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW complete Lesson 7 vocabulary assessment; receive Lesson 8 vocabulary worksheet which will be due completed for homework and assessment on Wed., Nov. 8, 2017.

(Period 5) TLW complete Word List 2, Group 1 vocabulary assessment and turn in vocabulary project; receive Word List 2, Group 2 vocabulary with project due and assessment on Wed., Nov. 8, 2017.

---Thursday, November 2, 2017---

Journal #14: Do you think competitive sports like Little League baseball are or are not helpful to students in elementary school?  Explain your answer in more than five sentences please.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 10… my friend jose will travel here on tuesday (clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 10… there was no other like it in any of the stores and she had turned all of them inside out (identify sentence clauses, type, and purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 10 Benedict Arnold (Q 14)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW begin the study of the short story, “The Third Wish.”

(Period 5) TLW continue the study of the novel, Moon Over Manifest.

---Friday, November 3, 2017---

Journal #15: Based on what you know about yourself, make five predictions or more about your future, please number them and make sure they are written in complete sentences. 

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 10… my friend jose will travel here on tuesday (diagram)

(Period 5) DGP 10… there was no other like it in any of the stores and she had turned all of them inside out (diagram)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 10 Benedict Arnold (Q 15) 5-6 Key words and summarize article

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW turn in this week’s journals.

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the study of the short story “The Third Wish.”

(Period 5) TLW continue the study of the novel, Moon Over Manifest.

October 23, 2017 Lesson Plans

---Monday, October 23, 2017---

Journal #6: What would it be like if your teacher did not talk, but sang everything he or she said instead?  Would you like it or get tired of it quickly?  Would it make you want to sing?  Details in more than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 9…always write your name on your paper (punctuate)

(Period 5) DGP 9…the master had retired to rest before we came in (punctuate)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 9Please Wait (Q 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW have a homework check for Lesson 6 vocabulary worksheet; homework due on Monday, TEST for Lesson 6 vocabulary on Wednesday, October 25, 2017; TLW receive information for their autobiography/biography project which will be DUE ON NOVEMEBER 16th.

(Period 5) TLW receive information for their autobiography/biography project which will be DUE ON NOVEMEBER 16th.

---Tuesday, October 24, 2017---REPORT CARDS GOING HOME TODAY

Journal #7: Please finish this sentence in a narrative, give me details in more than five sentences.  All day during the day I was nervous.  I ran home at 3:00 and when I got home…

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 9…always write your name on your paper (parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 9… the master had retired to rest before we came in (parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 9 Please Wait (Q 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,) TLW have a Socratic discussion about whether the Hindenburg explosion was caused by sabotage or static ignition.

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest.

---Wednesday, October 25, 2017---

Journal #8: Please finish this sentence in a narrative, give me details in more than five sentences.  I could not fall asleep in my tent.  I heard this noise outside and…

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 9…always write your name on your paper (sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 9… the master had retired to rest before we came in (sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 9 Please Wait (Q 10-13)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW complete Lesson 6 vocabulary assessment; receive Lesson 7 vocabulary worksheet which will be due completed for homework on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, assessment on Wed., Nov. 1, 2017.

(Period 5) TLW complete Word List 1, Group 10 vocabulary assessment and turn in vocabulary project; receive Word List 2, Group 1 and 2 vocabulary with project due and assessment on Wed., Nov. 1, 2017.

---Thursday, October 26, 2017---

Journal #9: What is your prized possession?  Explain why it is so important to you.  Go into great detail in more than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 9… always write your name on your paper (clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 9… the master had retired to rest before we came in (clauses, type, purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 9 Please Wait (Q 14-15)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW visit the library to find an autobiography/biography for book report project.

(Period 5) TLW visit the library to find an autobiography/biography for book report project.

---Friday, October 27, 2017---

Journal #10: What do you think would happen to you if all of the clocks and watches in the world suddenly started to go backwards?  Go into great details in more than five sentences. 

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 9… always write your name on your paper (diagram)

(Period 5) DGP 9… the master had retired to rest before we came in (diagram)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 9 Please Wait (Q 16) 5-6 Key words and summarize article

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW turn in this week’s journals.

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW begin the study of the short stories “Third Wish,” and “Ribbons.”

(Period 5) TLW continue the study of the novel, Moon Over Manifest.

October 16, 2017 Lesson Plans

---Monday, October 16, 2017---

Journal #1: If you could be a superstar in any sport when you grow up, what sport would you choose?  Explain your answer in great details and no less than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 8…will you accept my apology (punctuate)

(Period 5) DGP 8…when you throw a rock into the water it will speed on the fastest course to the bottom of the water (punctuate)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 8Please Read This First (Q 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW receive Lesson 6 vocabulary and work on worksheet in class; homework due on Monday, October 23, 2017, TEST on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW receive Word List 1, Group 10 vocabulary, vocabulary project and TEST on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

---Tuesday, October 17, 2017---

Journal #2: Who or what makes you laugh?  Explain in great details why you think this person or thing is so funny, no less than five sentences please.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 8… will you accept my apology (parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP … when you throw a rock into the water it will speed on the fastest course to the bottom of the water (parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 8 Please Read This First (Q 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,) TLW begin the study of the short stories “Third Century Woman,” and “The Fall of the Hindenburg.”

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest.

---Wednesday, October 18, 2017---

Journal #3: Imagine that you drank a magic potion, and then suddenly you started to grow smaller and smaller.  Finally, you were no larger than a fly.  What would you do?

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 8… will you accept my apology (sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 8… when you throw a rock into the water it will speed on the fastest course to the bottom of the water (sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 8 Please Read This First (Q 10-12)

(Periods 2, 3, 4) TLW continue the study of the short stories “Third Century Woman,” and “The Fall of the Hindenburg.”

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest.

---Thursday, October 19, 2017---

Journal #4: If you had X-ray vision, what would you use it for?  Great details and no less than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 8… will you accept my apology (clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 8… when you throw a rock into the water it will speed on the fastest course to the bottom of the water (clauses, type, purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 8 Please Read This First (Q 13)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW begin the study of the short stories “Third Wish,” and “Ribbons.”

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest.

---Friday, October 20, 2017---

Journal #5: Imagine that all television stations stopped broadcasting and the internet was down for one week.  What would you do instead of watching TV or being on the computer that week?

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 8… will you accept my apology (diagram)

(Period 5) DGP 8… when you throw a rock into the water it will speed on the fastest course to the bottom of the water (diagram)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 8 Please Read This First (14 - 5-6 Key words and summarize) article

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW turn in this week’s journals.

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the study of the short stories “Third Wish,” and “Ribbons.”

(Period 5) TLW continue the study of the novel, Moon Over Manifest.

October 2, 2017 Lesson Plans

---Monday, October 2, 2017---

Journal 27: What is one of your pet peeves?  Explain in great details why it bothers you.  Remember, no less than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 7…is maria your best friend (punctuate)

(Period 5) DGP 7…this man talked with manuel and money chinked between them (punctuate)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 7Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand (Q 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW will continue the short story study of “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.”

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest.

---Tuesday, October 3, 2017---

Journal #28: What is the one food you would least like to give up for the rest of your life?  Explain why in great details, no less than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 7…is maria your best friend (parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 7… this man talked with manuel and money chinked between them (parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 7 Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand (Q 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,) TLW will continue the short story study of “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.”

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest.

---Wednesday, October 4, 2017---

Journal #29: What is your favorite color?  Write in great details the reason for your answer, no less than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 7…is maria your best friend (sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 7… this man talked with manuel and money chinked between them (sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 7 Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand (Q 10-13)

(Periods 2, 3, 4) TLW will continue the short story study of “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.”

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest.

---Thursday, October 5, 2017---

Journal #30: Would you rather be a dog or a cat, or neither?  Explain in great details your reasons for your choice, no less than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 7…is maria your best friend (clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 7… this man talked with manuel and money chinked between them (clauses, type, purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 7 Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand (Q 14-15)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW prepare for the Socratic Seminar for “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi” tomorrow. 

(Period 5) TLW continue the novel study of Moon Over Manifest.

---Friday, October 6, 2017---

Journal #31: Would you like to live to be 100 years old?  Explain your answer in great detail with no less than five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 7…is maria your best friend (diagram)

(Period 5) DGP 7… this man talked with manuel and money chinked between them (diagram)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 7 Shake the Hand That Shook the Hand (5-6 Key words and summarize) article

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW turn in this week’s journals.

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW participate in the questioning and anwering for the Socratic Semnar for “Rikki-tikki-tavi.”

(Period 5) TLW continue the study of the novel, Moon Over Manifest.

NEXT WEEK IS FALL BREAK…BE SAFE

September 18, 2017 Lesson Plans

---Monday, September 18, 2017---

Journal 17: Describe your idea of the BEST party possible.  Use lots of adjectives and adverbs to describe in detail your party!!!!!  (At least 5 sentences)

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 5…sally sells seashells by the seashore (punctuate)

(Period 5) DGP 5…his plans were bold and fiery and his conceptions glowed with barbaric luster (punctuate)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 5Money to Spend (Q 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW will have their Lesson 5 Vocabulary homework checked; continue to read and study the short story, “The Treasure of Lemon Brown.”

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW continue to read and study the short story, “Rikki-tikki-tavi.”

---Tuesday, September 19, 2017---

Journal #18: If the world suddenly stopped spinning, what would you see and hear during your last seconds or minutes?  Go into detail about what you think!!!  (At least 5 sentences)   

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 5…sally sells seashells by the seashore (parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 5…his plans were bold and fiery and his conceptions glowed with barbaric luster (parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 5Money to Spend (Q 6-9)

 (Periods 2,3,4,) will continue the study of the short story, “The Treasure of Lemon Brown;

(Period 5) will continue the study of the short story, “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.”

---Wednesday, September 20, 2017---

Journal #19: List the reasons why you would like to be covered with fur like an animal instead of wearing clothes, or not.  (At least 5 sentences) 

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 5…sally sells seashells by the seashore (sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 5…his plans were bold and fiery and his conceptions glowed with barbaric luster (sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 5Money to Spend (Q 10-13)

(Periods 2, 3, 4) TLW complete Lesson 5 vocabulary test; receive Unit Review vocabulary, Lessons 1-5, homework due on Monday, September 25, 2017, test on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.

(Period 5) TLW complete Word List 1 Group 7 SAT vocabulary test, homework due; will receive Word List 1 Group 8 SAT vocabulary, test and homework due on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017.

---Thursday, September 21, 2017---

Journal #20: Would you like to be a prince or a princess, instead of yourself, or not?  Explain your answer in at least 5 sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 5…sally sells seashells by the seashore (clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 5…his plans were bold and fiery and his conceptions glowed with barbaric luster (clauses, type, purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 5Money to Spend (Q 14, Timeline)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW complete a test over “The Treasure of Lemon Brown.”      

(Period 5) TLW complete a test over “Rikki-tikki-tavi.”

---Friday, September 22, 2017---

Journal #21: What do you like and dislike about where you live?  Explain your answer in at least 5 sentences.   

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 5…sally sells seashells by the seashore (diagram)

(Period 5) DGP 5…his plans were bold and fiery and his conceptions glowed with barbaric luster (diagram)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 5Money to Spend (5-6 Key words and summarize) article

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW turn in this week’s journals.

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW begin the study of “Rikki-tikki-tavi.”

(Period 5) TLW begin the study of the novel, Moon Over Manifest;

September 25, 2017 Lesson Plans

---Monday, September 25, 2017---

Journal 22: Imagine that cars could not only drive on roads, but also fly in the air.  How would that change things?  (Details please.)

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 6…there are fewer students in mrs carmans class now (punctuate)

(Period 5) DGP 6…this is certainly a beautiful country (punctuate)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 6Voting Rights? (Q 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW will complete the assessment for “The Treasure of Lemon Brown.”

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW with complete the assessment for “Rikki-tikki-tavi.”

---Tuesday, September 26, 2017---

Journal #23: Suppose there was an extra day in every week?  Would you want it to be an extra weekday or an extra weekend day?  How would you like to spend your extra day?  (Details please!)

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 6…there are fewer students in mrs carmans class now (parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 6…this is certainly a beautiful country (parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 6Voting Rights? (Q 6-9)

(Periods 2,3,4,) TLW begin the study of the short story, “Rikki-tikki-tavi.”

(Period 5) TLW will begin the study of the novel, Moon Over Manifest.

---Wednesday, September 27, 2017---

Journal #24: Write freely about the bravest thing you have ever done.  Give me details and at least five sentences. 

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 6…there are fewer students in mrs carmans class now (sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 6…this is certainly a beautiful country (sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 6Voting Rights? (Q 10-13)

(Periods 2, 3, 4) TLW complete the Unit test for Lessons 1-5 vocabulary; (no new vocabulary until after Fall Break).

(Period 5) TLW complete Word List 1 Group 8 SAT vocabulary test, homework due; will receive Word List 1 Group 9 SAT vocabulary, test and homework due on Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

---Thursday, September 28, 2017---

Journal #25: List the things you worry about.  Then write about the thing you worry about most.  Give me details and at least five sentences.

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 6…there are fewer students in mrs carmans class now (clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 6…this is certainly a beautiful country (clauses, type, purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 6Voting Rights? (Q 14-15)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW visit the library.  Please help your student remember to bring his library book to school today to turn in.  Thank you.     

(Period 5) TLW visit the library.  Please help your student remember to bring his library book to school today to turn in.  Thank you.    

---Friday, September 29, 2017---

Journal #26: If you could be a superhero, what extraordinary powers would you give yourself?  Explain your answer giving me details in at least five sentences.     

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 6…there are fewer students in mrs carmans class now (diagram)

(Period 5) DGP 6…this is certainly a beautiful country (diagram)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 6Voting Rights? (5-6 Key words and summarize) article

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW turn in this week’s journals.

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW continue the study of the short story, “Rikki-tikki-tavi.”

(Period 5) TLW continue the study of the novel, Moon Over Manifest;

September 11, 2017 Lesson Plans

---Monday, September 11, 2017   

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 4…the dance was on friday it was fun (punctuate)

(Period 5) DGP 4…during his brief interview with mr fogg passepartout had been carefully observing him (punctuate)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 4…Can’t Walk but Can Fly (Q 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW will have their Lesson 4 Vocabulary homework checked.

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW complete their “Grammar Project” in class, if they are not able to complete it, it will be homework and to be turned in on Tuesday.

---Tuesday, September 12, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 4…the dance was on friday it was fun (parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 4…during his brief interview with mr fogg passepartout had been carefully observing him (parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 4…Can’t Walk but Can Fly (Q 6-9)

Journal #15: What is ONE thing you dislike about yourself?  Go into details and be sure to tell me why, and remember, no one will see this but me! (At least five sentences please) 

(Periods 2,3,4,) will continue the study of the short story, “The Treasure of Lemon Brown;

(Period 5) will continue the study of the short story, “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.”

---Wednesday, September 13, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 4…the dance was on friday it was fun (sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 4…during his brief interview with mr fogg passepartout had been carefully observing him (sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 4…Can’t Walk but Can Fly School (Q 10-13)

(Periods 2, 3, 4) TLW complete Lesson 4 vocabulary test; receive Lesson 5 vocabulary, homework due on Monday, September 18, 2017, test on September 20, 2017.

(Period 5) TLW retake Word List 1 Group 5/6 SAT vocabulary test, homework due; will receive Word List 1 Group 7 SAT vocabulary, test and homework due on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

---Thursday, September 14, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 4…the dance was on friday it was fun (clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 4…during his brief interview with mr fogg passepartout had been carefully observing him (clauses, type, purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 4…Can’t Walk but Can Fly (Q 14)

Journal #16: What is something you do well?  Go into detail and tell me why you do this so well.  (At least five sentences please.)  

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW complete Friday’s DGP/DRP and turn in their journals for this week to me.  TLW visit the library so please help them to remember to bring their books back to turn in or recheck out so they are not charged a fine for the book being late.      

PARENT - TEACHER CONFERENCES...3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

---Friday, September 15, 2017       

STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE SCHOOL TODAY!! 

September 4, 2017 Lesson Plans

 

---Monday, September 4, 2017   HOLIDAY…Labor Day…NO SCHOOL

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 3…you should have gone to the school dance by yourself (punctuate)

(Period 5) DGP 3…he passed the tree in safety but new perils lay before him (punctuate)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 3…John C. Campbell Folk School (Q 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW complete this warm-up tomorrow when they return to classes.

---Tuesday, September 5, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 3…you should have gone to the school dance by (parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 3…he passed the tree in safety but new perils lay before him (parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 3…John C. Campbell Folk School (Q 6-9)

Journal #12: If I could give one piece of advice to any person in HISTORY, that advice would be…

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW have their vocabulary homework checked; (periods 2,3,4,) will begin the study of the short story, “The Treasure of Lemon Brown; (period 5) will begin the study of the short story, “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.” 

PROGRESS REPORTS GO HOME TODAY!!!

---Wednesday, September 6, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 3…you should have gone to the school dance by (sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 3…he passed the tree in safety but new perils lay before him (sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 3…John C. Campbell Folk School (Q 10-13)

(periods 2, 3, 4) TLW complete Lesson 3 vocabulary test; receive Lesson 4 vocabulary, homework due on Monday, September 11, 2017, test on September 13, 2017.

(period 5) TLW complete Word List 1 Group 5/6 SAT vocabulary test, homework due; will receive Word List 1 Group 7/8 SAT vocabulary, test and homework due on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2017.

---Thursday, September 7, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 3…you should have gone to the school dance by (clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 3…he passed the tree in safety but new perils lay before him (clauses, type, purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 3…John C. Campbell Folk School (Q 14)

Journal #13: The best lesson my grandparent or parent or any relative every taught me was…

(periods 2,3,4,5) TLW begin to work on the “Grammar Project” which will be turned in tomorrow, September 8th

---Friday, September 8, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 3…you should have gone to the school dance by (diagram)

(Period 5) DGP 3…he passed the tree in safety but new perils lay before him (diagram)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 3…John C. Campbell Folk School (5-6 Key words and summarize)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW turn in all the work from this week, DGP, DRP, and journals. 

(periods 2,3,4,5) TLW finish up the “Grammar Project” today and turn it in.  If they did not complete it today, they have the weekend to finish it and bring it to me on Monday, 9/11/2017 completed.   

 

August 28, 2017 Lesson Plans

 

---Monday, August 28, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 2…mr colberts family went to florida new york and nebraska (punctuate)

(Period 5) DGP 2…take your place young man said he (punctuate)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 2…George Leubuscher (Q 1-5)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW complete the 3 min. MAZE test; receive DRP 2 for this week. TLW complete their summer reading quiz. 

---Tuesday, August 29, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 2…mr colberts family went to florida new york and nebraska (parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 2…take your place young man said he (parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 2…George Leubuscher (Q 6-9)

Journal #11: Finish the following statement in great details, at LEAST FIVE sentences: If I were a teacher, I would…

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW have their vocabulary homework checked; (periods 2,3,4,5) will continue the study of the short story, “The Dinner Party.”

---Wednesday, August 30, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 2…mr colberts family went to florida new york and nebraska (sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 2…take your place young man said he (sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 2…George Leubuscher (Q 10-13)

 (periods 2, 3, 4) TLW complete Lesson 2 vocabulary test; receive Lesson 3 vocabulary, homework due on Tuesday, September 5, 2017, test on September 6, 2017.

(period 5) TLW complete Group 2 SAT vocabulary test, homework due; will receive Group 3 SAT vocabulary, test and homework due on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017.

---Thursday, August 31, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 2…mr colberts family went to florida new york and nebraska (clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 2…take your place young man said he (clauses, type, purpose)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 2…George Leubuscher (Q 14)

Journal #12: What do you think of people with bad manners?  Explain your answer in at least five sentences, and give me examples of bad manners.

(periods 2,3,4,5) TLW visit the library

---Friday, September 1, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 2…mr colberts family went to florida new york and nebraska (diagram)

(Period 5) DGP 2…take your place young man said he (diagram)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 2…George Leubuscher (5-6 Key words and summarize)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW turn in all the work from this week, DGP, DRP, and journals. 

(Periods 2,3,4,5) TLW complete a quiz over "The Dinner Party."

(Periods 2,3,4) TLW begin the study of the short story, “The Treasure of Lemon Brown.”

(Period 5) TLW begin the study of the short story, “Rikki-Tikki-Tavi.”

 

August 21, 2017 Lesson Plans

--Monday, August 21, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 1…the squirrel took acorns to its nest (punctuate)

(Period 5) DGP 1…he stretched out his arms to the crystalline radiant sky (punctuate)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 1…Airshows (Q 1-5)

TLW (The Learner Will) complete the 3 min. MAZE test; receive the notes and DRP 1 for this week.  The students and I will work on the parts of the DRP 1.  (Periods 2, 3, 4) Lesson 1 vocabulary homework check.

TLW (The Learner Will) complete the 3 min. MAZE test; receive the notes and DRP 1 for this week.  The students and I will work on the parts of the DRP 1.

--Tuesday, August 22, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 1…the squirrel took acorns to its nest (parts of speech)

(Period 5) DGP 1…he stretched out his arms to the crystalline radiant sky (parts of speech)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 1…Airshows (Q 6-9)

Journal #9: Write a letter to your English teacher introducing a few of your closes friends.  Be sure to include personality traits that make each one unique.  Explain why you like to hang around with these friends. 

TLW be with the councilors today.

--Wednesday, August 23, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 1…the squirrel took acorns to its nest (sentence parts)

(Period 5) DGP 1…he stretched out his arms to the crystalline radiant sky (sentence parts)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 1…Airshows (Q 10-13)

 (periods 2, 3, 4) TLW complete Lesson 1 vocabulary test; receive Lesson 2 vocabulary, homework due on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, test on Aug. 30, 2017.

(period 5) TLW complete Group 1 SAT vocabulary test, homework due; will receive Group 2 SAT vocabulary, test and homework due on Wed, Aug. 30, 2017.

--Thursday, August 24, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 1…the squirrel took acorns to its nest (clauses, type and purpose)

(Period 5) DGP 1…he stretched out his arms to the crystalline radiant sky (clauses, type, purpose and diagram)

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 1…Airshows (Q 14-15)

Journal #10: What would it be like if the weather in the winter and summer months were the opposite of what they are now?  How would you spend a snowy July afternoon or a 102-degree Christmas?

TLW begin the study of the short story, “The Dinner Party.”

--Friday, August 25, 2017

(Periods 2,3,4) DGP 1…the squirrel took acorns to its nest (diagram)

(Period 5) SAT warmup

(Periods 2,3,4,5) DRP 1…Airshows (5-6 Key words and summarize)

TLW turn in all the work from this week, DGP, DRP, and journals.  TLW will continue the study of the short story, “The Dinner Party.”

 

The Quiz for the students summer reading is Monday, August 28, 2017.

5th period will ALSO complete a project over their summer reading of Zen and the Art of Faking It.  This project is due Friday, September 15, 2017.  

 

 

 

 

August 7, 2017: Lesson Plans

 Monday, August 7, 2017:  TLW, (The Learner Will) stay in homeroom all day as we share and review Bon Lin Middle School-wide expectations; arrival/dismissal; assemblies; bus expectation; cafeteria; restrooms; hallways; will take a tour of the school so they know how to walk in the halls and where the cafeteria, the office, gym, labs, music room, and orchestra room. TLW received their locks and lockers.  Also received information paper to take home and have signed as well as the information about their lab top.
 

Tuesday, August 8, 2016TLW again be in homeroom for the day. TLW participate in a Socratic Seminar to review the PBIS strategies for the year; take a tour of the school so they will know where their classes are and attend a PBIS Pep Rally in the afternoon.

 Wednesday, August 9, 2016: Journal 1, TLW write themselves a letter about their expectations for themselves this year; what do they expect 7th grade to be like; and what do they think of 7th grade so far. I will return the letters back to them at the end of the year so they can see if what they wrote held true and if they were able to complete their goals. TLW complete a “Pre-Assessment” to let me know what they know so far in LA. 

Thursday, August 10, 2016 Journal 2, Think about the phrase, “Why me? and write about whatever comes into your mind.  TLW will begin to take closed notes over DGP, (Daily Grammar Practice) notes so that they will be able to complete their daily warm-up.

Friday, August 11, 2016: Journal 3, The internet is the “moon landing” of your generation. Write what you think about the internet, how important is it for you? TLW will continue to take closed notes over DGP, (Daily Grammar Practice) notes so that they will be able to complete their daily warm-up.

**********Summer Reading Quiz**********

Monday, August 28, 2017

August 14, 2017: Lesson Plans

 

Monday, August 14, 2017:  Journal 4; Think about something that you know how to do that your parent does not know much about.  How would you go about teaching your parent how to do it?  Details please.  TLW will continue to take clozed notes over DGP, (Daily Grammar Practice) notes so that they will be able to complete their daily warm-up.

Tuesday, August 15, 2016Journal #5; Write about what it would be like if everything in your life was only one color.  Details please!  TLW will continue to take clozed notes over DGP, (Daily Grammar Practice) notes so that they will be able to complete their daily warm-up.

Wednesday, August 16, 2016: Journal #6; If your family could take a vacation to any country in the world, where would you want to go and why?  Details please!  TLW receive “Words on the Go” Lesson 1 vocabulary; the worksheet for the words will be due on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 with the quiz on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017.  5th period will receive their first set of 20 SAT vocabulary words with their vocabulary assignment due on Monday, 8/21/2017 and the quiz on Wednesday, 8/23/2017.

Thursday, August 17, 2016 Journal #7; You see you best friend steal $5.00 from another classmate that neither of you get along with.  What will you do?  Details please.  TLW will continue to take clozed notes over DGP, (Daily Grammar Practice) notes so that they will be able to complete their daily warm-up.

Friday, August 18, 2016: Journal #8; If you could have any animal in the worlds for a pet, what animal would you choose and why?  Details please.  TLW will continue to take clozed notes over DGP, (Daily Grammar Practice) notes so that they will be able to complete their daily warm-up.

**********Summer Reading Quiz**********

Monday, August 28, 2017