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Assignments:

7th grade/Blue Panthers...Mrs. Wiseheart's Class 2021-2022
 
Each week you will find an overview of assignments on this page. The ELA Curriculum and Pacing Guide can be accessed on the right side of this page. Administrators can find my complete lesson plans on Planbook.com. Students and parents, be sure to check this website and Google Classroom for assignment details.
 
Week of September 20th-September 24th:
 
 
Monday, September 20th, 2021: You must watch the Screencastify video for instruction. This should help you understand the expectations for this lesson. 
Complete: Amplify: The Gold Rush, Sub Unit 3, Lesson 2, Parts 2 and 3. Today you are reviewing Navarro's Diary entries and using the chart you created last Thursday tp create 5 descriptive diary entries following the lesson steps outlined in the video.
If you finish this, you may work on Part 1 Vocabulary.
This is due tomorrow, September 21st at the beginning of class.
 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021: You must watch the Screencastify video on Google Classroom first! This is required for instruction.
Amplify Reading and Notes: Please follow the instructions on the video and take notes in your composition book or create a Google Doc. *Notes should include information about theme, characterization, point of view, setting, conflict, etc. This is not a summary. 
 
Wednesday, September 21, 2021: 
On Amplify Library, continue reading Murphy, Gold Rush Dog: Chapters 6-11. As you read, take notes about theme, characterization, point of view, setting, conflict, etc. This is not a summary.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Week of September 13th-September 17th:
 
Monday,September 13th:

Please be sure to watch the video on Google Classroom and check your work from Thursday and Friday of last week. Many students still need to complete these assignments.
 Amplify: The Gold Rush Unit Sub Unit 2, Lesson 2, Tab 8 Solo Activities. Be sure to click "Hand In" on Amplify

for all completed assignments!

Standards:
7.RI.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
7.RI.10
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
CCRA.R.1
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
CCRA.R.2
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 14th:

Please see this assignment on Google Classroom: The Gold Rush Sub Unit 3, Lesson 2, Parts 1-4a

 

Students will use a Google Slide Presentation to complete this assignment.

Standards:
7.RI.5
Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
7.RI.6
Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
CCRA.R.5
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
CCRA.W.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
CCRA.W.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 15th:

Wednesday, September 15th: Complete yesterday's work. Use Google Classroom and teacher video
if you had trouble completing the assignment from yesterday.
If you successfully completed The Gold Rush, Sub Unit 3, Lesson 1, Parts 1-4a yesterday, you may go directly to Tab 1 Vocabulary or go to the Quill App in your apps (Click the three lines at the top left on Amplify) and complete a few lessons in Quill. You may also work on reading your Amplify book for your book talk.

 

Thursday, Sept. 16th:

View the complete assignment on Google Classroom. You must login with your email account and watch the Screencastify video. FIRST! 
Complete Amplify, The Gold Rush Sub Unit 3, Lesson 1, Part 4 Make your chart VERY detailed using the RESEARCH you did. 
Skip Sub Unit 3, Lesson 1, Part 5. I will be evaluating your chart!
Complete Sub Unit 3, Lesson 1, Part 6 Exit Ticket
If finished, complete three activities on the Quill App and 3 activities on Part 1 the Vocabulary App.

 

Friday, Sept. 17th:

Please see full assignment on Google Classroom. Meet with Mrs. Witter's class  and complete a Bell Ringer Activity for "Geri's Game" on Google Slides.

2. Students will complete the Pobble Writing activity in their composition books.

 
 
Week of September 7th September 10th:
 
Tuesday, Sept. 7th:
 

Bell Ringer: Students will file work in their black class Notebook. Review Character Traits PDF and assignment. Discuss Amplify Scoring and how to read the Amplify Scores. Discuss StoryBoards.  This could take at LEAST 20-40 minutes. *Discuss Writer's Cafe" and share link for interested students. See www.Stonesoup.com

OBJAnalyze what a text says explicitly and draw logical inferences; cite several pieces of textual evidence to support conclusions.

7F: The Gold Rush: Sub Unit 2 (Scavenger Hunt & Internet Research) , Lesson 2:  "Scavenger Hunt: Exploring the Collection"  (We will finish this part tomorrow!)

Lesson:

Reading: Students will explore a selection of texts and images in The Gold Rush Collection, and apply their understanding of the context of the gold rush to analyze the gold rush's effect on the content of the California Constitution.

Evaluation: Informal: Check for Understanding

Formal: Unit Assessment

 

Wednesday, Sept. 8th:
 
Amplify: The Gold Rush: Sub Unit 2 Lesson 1 Part 4. Please complete. Please see the lesson details on the video posted on Google Classroom for more information.
 
Thursday, Sept. 9th:
 
Amplify: The Gold Rush: Sub Unit 2 Lesson 1 Part 5. Please complete. Please see the lesson details on the video posted on Google Classroom for more information.
 
 
Friday, Sept. 10th:
 
Today we discussed the Amplify Book Talk which will be due on October 20th. You have a template and the teacher video for today will provide more details about this project.
Amplify: The Gold Rush: Sub Unit 2 Lesson 1 Parts 6 and 7. Please complete. Please be sure to click "Hand In". Please see the lesson details on the video posted on Google Classroom for more information.
 
 
 

Week of August 30th - September 3rd:

 

Monday, August 30th:

Students completed the Writing Critique today for the "Garden Adventure" Writing assignment. 

Students individually read their work to the class and received information fro their classmates on improvements to be made or the success of the work.

 

Tuesday, August 31st:

Whole group: We navigated the Amplify Library an had a discussion about selecting fbooks from the Fiction Genre for our next Google Slide project. We explored many books together, so students will know how to navigate their search tomorrow. During 6th period, the power went out school-wide. We continued our discussion without technology. (6th period: we lost power during the lesson. Sorry about that!)

 

Students will research Amplify books and identify their Lexile Reading range,

Students will select several books and read the synopsis of each.

Selection of the book for the Amplify Google Slides will be completed by Thursday.

 

Wednesday, September 1st: See Google Classroom

Today you will:

  • research Amplify books 
  • select several books and read the synopsis of each (Be sure to click the heart icon to save the book to your Reading list)
  • Your selection of the "just right" book for the Amplify Google Slides project will be turned in on Thursday.
  • Begin reading and taking notes in your composition book for:

    Characterization: How do you KNOW who the characters are?
    Conflict: What is the problem in the book?
    What are some important details/events that shape the plot: What is happening and is it suspenseful, sad, happy, scary, etc.
    Determine a theme or themes as you read (We will talk more about theme in the next few weeks)

* You will receive a template for your Google Slide presentation; you don't need to create one.

* Completed Amplify Book Talks will be due September 28th at 8:00 AM

 

Standards/Objectives:

OBJ: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

OBJ: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text.

OBJ: Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

Evaluation: Peer Critique; Formal by instructor  

This project will be worked on during class in addition to the Amplify Gold Rush Unit over the course of several weeks. The final Google Slide project will be presented in class in late September/Early October as a Bell Ringer activity. Students will receive the template for the Slide presentation in a week to ten days.

 

Thursday, September 2nd:

Today we will continue with Amplify Book Reading
1.  We will watch two example Book Talk Videos (See Google Classroom)
2. Continue Reading and making notes in your composition book for your Amplify Book Talk

3. Please label ten pages in your Composition Book as "Book Talk Notes". You will understand why when we do tomorrow's assignment.

 

Friday, September 3rd:

Please see full assignments on Google Classroom.1. Students will complete a Bell Ringer on Google Slides.

2. Students will complete the Pobble Writing activity in their composition book after the ten pages they saved for the Book Talk.

 

Have a GREAT weekend and enjoy your Labor Day Holiday on Monday!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week of August 23rd - August 27th:

 

Monday, August 23rd:

Bell Ringer: Author's Chair: 2-3 students per day will share their "Garden Adventure" story for feedback and critique. Grades will be assigned for this assignment.

Whole group/Small group: 7F: The Gold Rush: Sub Unit 1 (Informational Literacy), Lesson 1:  "Evaluating Sources" Part 1". As students complete this whole group review activity, they will work in the  Amplify Vocabulary App from: Sub Unit 1 Lesson 1 Part 1. Students should complete at least one or two lessons.

Evaluate: Daily work and Unit Assessment

 

Tuesday, August 24th:

Bell Ringer: Author's Chair: 2-3 students per day will share their "Garden Adventure" story for feedback and critique. Grades will be assigned for this assignment. 

Whole Group Review

7F: The Gold Rush: Sub Unit 1 (Informational Literacy) Lesson 2 : "Evaluating Sources Part 2"

As students complete this whole group review activity, they will work in the  Amplify Vocabulary App from: Sub Unit 1 Lesson 1 Part 1. Students should complete at least one or two lessons.

Evaluate: Daily work and Unit Assessment

 

Wednesday, August 25th:

StoryBoardThat due today.

Bell Ringer: Author's Chair: 2-3 students per day will share their "Garden Adventure" story for feedback and critique. Grades will be assigned for this assignment.

Whole group: 7F: The Gold Rush  Sub Unit 1 (Informational Literacy), Lesson 3: "Avoiding Plagiarism"

Research: Students will learn how to frame direct quotes, provide basic bibliographic information as references, and paraphrase source information in order to avoid plagiarism.

Evaluate: Daily work and Unit Assessment

 

Thursday, August 26th:

The Gold Rush Interactive Lesson in Google Classroom

1. Open the Goggle Slides Presentation
2. Use your ight arrow buttons to complete this Google Slides activity. Due: August 30th
3. When you are finished, Log on to Amplify: The Gold Rush Collection: Sub Unit 2, Lesson 1 Tab 1 Vocabulary. Please work on the Vocabulary. App.
4. If you finish more than 5 lessons, you may read your Library book or one of my Library books.
 

 

 

Friday, August 27th:

Bell Ringer: Writing: Students will respond to a short video on Google Slides. Students will also respond to a writing prompt in their composition books or on notebook paper.

 

Evaluate: Daily work and Unit Assessment

 

 

 

 

Week of August 16th - August 20th:

 

Monday, August 16th: iReady testing for ELA If you are ABSENT, I'd like for you to login to iReady and start the Reading Diagnostic Test. Check your progress at the bottom of the page and stop at 50%. We will finish this test tomorrow. 

 

Tuesday, August 17th: iReady testing for ELA; Complete testing! Bring your Library book.

 

Wednesday, August 18th: make-up iReady testing for ELA.

Narrative Writing: Amplify Supplement: We will use Pobble365 for Writing today. Please see GOOGLE CLASSROOM FOR DETAILS!

Evaluation: Informal: Students will participate in Reader's workshop to share and critique writing in a peer group. Students will make editing suggestions.

Formal: Writing will be evaluated by instructor for focus, conventions, and details provided to meet the task.

DUE: Friday, August 20th:

 

Thursday, August 19th:

StoryboardThat.com Login through Google Classroom

1.Use the Character traits PDF to select 6 Character traits that represent you! Click "Start Assignment" and begin to create.

2. You need 6 Character traits and a complete sentence at the bottom of each frame that states: I exhibit this trait by.....  

3. BE SURE TO CLICK SAVE before you exit. This program does NOT automatically save your work!

 

Please see Google classroom at the end of the school day for a Screencastify Video.

OBJ: Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations 

Students will compose and present visual displays using correct grammar, sentence structure, and punctuation.

Informal: Formal: Writing will be evaluated by instructor for focus, conventions, and details provided to meet the task.

Formal: Graded 

Due: Monday August 23rd at the beginning of class. 3rd period due Tuesday (technical difficulties)

 

Friday, August 20th: 

Please see Google Classroom for your Google Slides for today! Students turned in Narrative Writing and worked on Red Scarf Girl Sub Unit 3, Lesson 1. Open the Vocabulary app and complete at least 2 Vocabualry lessons. Students also worked on Thursday's assignment.

 

Week of August 9th - August 13th:

Monday-Friday: This week we will comple our "Getting to Know You" projects. We will begin our Amplify ELA Curriculum. Amplify, Red Scarf Girl, Sub Unit 1 and 2. Our focus this week is learning about Amplify, our Language Arts program for 7th grade, and begin Narrative Writing.

 

Monday, Aug. 9th: Students will use writing techniques to express themselves while completing a "Getting to Know You" activity. Students will create goals to attain in ELA class for the school year. Students will turn these in on Tuesday at the beginning of class.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 10th: Complete Amplify Red Scarf Girl: Sub Unit 1. This is a lesson for students to become familiar with Amplify and Principles of Learning. This is a whole group lesson. 

 

Wednesday, Aug. 11th: The Red Scarf Girl & Narrative: Sub Unit 2 Lesson 1, Parts 1-7.

Part 1 Vocabulary App (Explain how this app will be used this year) Explore

Part 2: Library Navigation (App) and Scavenger Hunt 

            AS students finish, they will click "Hand In"

            Project Poll and Discuss   Whole group, individual, and Poll

Part 3: Students identify their perspective about one food to begin to understand a writer's point of view.

Whole group, individual, and Poll  

Part 4:

OBJ: Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Point of View: Students note details they find disgusting (about food) to explore point of view.  Click "Hand In"  If time permits, we will project the poll of students' responses. Amplify Narrative: Sub Unit 2 Lesson 1, Parts 1-7 Students will complete a whole group lesson on Narrative writing. Students will complete several short warm-up writing activities and then complete an online Narrative Writing piece. (100 word minimum). This is due on Thursday at the beginning of class. Students may complete this at home as needed. Here is a video if you need help:

https://watch.screencastify.com/v/VTTr31Gomt6VUqF2ACqY

 

Thursday, Aug. 12th: Amplify Narrative: Sub Unit 2 Lesson 1, Parts 8-9 Students will participate in a writing critique using Reader's Workshop. Students used the "bold" function to highlight adjectives that described how the food: looked, tasted, and smelled. They also did the same for how their face looked. 

 

Friday, Aug. 13th: Narrative Writing: Students will complete several activities for Narrative Writing today.  We will also prepare our Class Binders today.

 

 

 

Welcome back to school! We are so excited to welcome our 7th graders bck for an exciting NEW Year!

Week of August 2nd - August 6th:

Wednesday, August 4th: 1/2 day. Students will meet their teachers, our new Administrators, and bring home important information for this school year. Please complete the forms and return to school ASAP! 

 

Friday, August 6th: First full day of school. Students will participate in an activity to learn the procedures of our ELA class. They will also begin a "Getting to Know You" project.