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Literature (Mrs. Franke)
This week's vocabulary: This week's vocabulary:
Realistic Fiction novels, Old Yeller and Where the Red Fern Grows -Word Wizards will determine vocabulary for their groups
(Literary Terms): plot, conflict, character, setting, theme, point of view, form, line, stanza, rhythm, rhyme, act, scene, dialogue, stage directions, purpose, organization, main idea, text features, medium, message, target audience, purpose
(Types of Characters): static, dynamic, protagonist, antagonist, minor, sympathetic, flat, round
(Figurative Language): simile, metaphor, personification, idiom, hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia
(Argumentative Text): bias, loaded language, argument, claim, support, counterargument, stereotype
Anticipated Assignments (Week of September 19):
Friday, 9.17 - Reading #2 (reread and think about ); RN: timeline; 'hello' video test
Monday, 9.20-Video summary of Reading #2 (Google Classroom); reading check quiz
Tuesday, 9.21 - Typed & printed role for Reading #2
Wednesday, 9.22 - Reading #3 (first 1/2)
Thursday, 9.23 - Reading #3 (read and think about all)
Friday, 9.24 - Typed summary for Reading #3
*The online textbook can be accessed at my.hrw.com. Check the password chart for username and password.
The Seventh grade literature textbook can be accessed online @ my.hrw.com. Students have their username & password in their password chart (front of planner)
Online Literature Textbook
Scholastic Book Order
7 Literature Online Textbook
7R Lit Kidblog
7S Lit Kidblog
Lit Circle Main Idea/Role Template
Lit Circle PowerPoint Reflection
Lit Circle Quizlet Reflection
Lit Circle Summary/Role
Lit Circle Bookmark
The students will take a pre-test on Daily Academic Vocabulary Week 2 words on Wednesday. We are finishing our study on homonyms, and we will focus on studying parts of speech and testing on pattern one of the Shurley Method. Next week the students will be given a Shurley Folder that they will use for instruction for the rest of the year. Next week I will send home a copy of all of the DAV words for the year. Google Classroom will be used extensively for assignments. Your child can show you his/her work and progress in that utility.
Books and guidelines will be given the first week of school.
Students interested in serving on Safety Patrol, The Immanuel Cancer Fighters, or helping with a new project called AnySoldier - info will come out the first week.
Safety Patrol training meeting will be Monday 8/13/18.
You can check out the webpages for each of these activities on our school page (under the essential tab).
The Anysoldier.com class-page has been updated with the wish-list to send to a unit of 270 soldiers in Afghanistan.
We are wrapping up chapter 2 in science right now. The chapter is about measurements and how math skills and tools are used in science. The test will be on Thursday, September 19.