Reading Logs are due every week. Please be sure that your child is reading every night for thirty minutes and completing his/her Reading Log, in which you are signing. Thanks Parents/Guardians!
Due: Tuesday, Sept.10 - Reading Logs are always due a week from the day they are issued. That's the only time I need to see them.
9/2 - 3 paragraph Writing Assignment: 1st paragraph - Describe your first week of school. (5 to 7 sentences), 2nd paragraph - 1.)What have you enjoyed most about school so far and why? 2.) What have you enjoyed least about school thus far and why?(5 to 7 sentences), 3rd paragraph - What are some things/activities/assignments you would like to do in 7th grade that you didn't do in 6th grade? (3 to 5 sentences)
9/3 - Main Idea and Supporting Details: Practice Exercise 14 (1-4)
9/4 - Understanding Main Idea and Supporting Details - Practice Exercise 14 (1-4)
9/8 - Understanding Main Idea and Supporting Details - Practice Exercise 1 (1-4) / Exercise 3 (1-4)
9/9 - Volunteer Persuasion (1-4) / Main Idea (1-3)
9/9 - Reminder: Main Idea and Supporting Details Assessment - Wed., Sept.10
9/15 - Understanding Main Idea and Supporting Details - Practice Exercise 10 -12
9/16 - Main Idea Passages: Must give the main idea of each passage along with justifying why that's the best statement. (1-3)
9/17 - Short Answer: Main Idea/Supporting Details (1-5)
Reminder: Common Assessment on Main Idea and Supporting Details - Thurs., Sept.18
9/23 - Reading Comprehension 2 Level 6 Worksheet - Be sure to justify your answers with evidence from the passage.
9/25 - Types of Conflict Worksheet (1-11): Internal- man vs self / External- man vs man, man vs nature, man vs society
9/29 - Conflict Worksheet (1-4) Main character - Dad
9/30 - Setting and Its Roles (1-3) Graphic Organizer
10/7 - Point of View Exercise (1-6) Be sure to identify the type of perspective it is and tell how by giving the signal words.
10/8 - 1st and 2nd period ONLY: Narrative Perspective Worksheet (P.O.V. - Point of View) (4-7) - Be sure to give the Narrative Perspective and Explain How. (The notes from class should be written on the back of your homework sheet from YOU!
10/17-19 - Finish your Narration/P.O.V. Comic Strips if you haven't already turned it in. Due Monday, Oct.20!!! No Exceptions!
10/21-24 - Continue working on the class assignments from goorulearning.org that we've started on in the computer lab.
10/23 - If you didn't start readtheory.org in the computer lab, then you must do so for homework. (Complete levels one through three)
10/27-28 (Mon.&Tues) - 1st Quarter Testing for all my ELA classes. Remember to continue reviewing over the weekend with readtheory.org that we've been completing during class.
11/5 - 6 - Connotation and Denotation Worksheets Practice 1 (1-4) & Practice 3 (11-13)
11/17 - Quiz 47: Personification and Hyperbole (1-6) Underline the Evidence!
11/18 - Figurative Language (1-13) Identify the Figurative Language and give the Evidence.
11/20 - Figurative Language Exercise (6-10) Underline the Evidence from each sentence to justify your answer.
11/24 - "The Sheaves" poem with Graphic Organizer (Figurative Language)
12/2 - 9 - Reading Log - Be sure to read at least 30 mins each night with a book of your choosing. Parents MUST sign each parent section once the summaries are completed. ALL Reading Logs are Due: Tuesday, Dec. 9th. (R.Ls. are due weekly from the day given.)
12/2 - Reading Comprehension "The Fog" (1-6) Be sure to give evidence for each answer.
12/3 - Sensory Graphic Organizer "The Fog"
12/8 - Don't forget to finish up your Reading Log....Due Tuesday, Dec. 9.
12/9 - Reading Logs are Due!!! MUST turn in first thing during class.
12/16 - "The World Is Not A Pleasant Place To Be" by Nikki Giovanni / Complete the reading comprehension questions you copied from class. (1-3) Be sure to number your stanzas, give the number of lines (by 5s) and give the rhyme scheme. Beside each stanza, tell the meaning of it in 3 to 4 sentences.
12/11 - 12/18 - Reading Logs Due!!!
PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR TEXT MESSAGES EVERY DAY. IT INDICATES YOUR CHILD'S HOMEWORK DAILY. IT WILL NO LONGER BE RECORDED ON HERE. IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY SENT MR. FRIEL AN EMAIL TO BE ADDED TO THE TEXT LIST, PLEASE DO SO BY GOING TO THE SCHOOL'S WEBSITE AND EMAILING HIM TO LET HIM KNOW. THANKS! :-)
/ - Main Idea Review: "Chocolate" Worksheet (1-6) [*Be sure to tell the "who" and "why"]
/ - Main Idea & Details Worksheet (Practice Exercise 10 (1-4) & 12 1-4)) *Be sure to explain 1-3 for both Practice Exercises.*
/ - Main Idea & Supporting Details: Statement Identification (1-5) [5th & 6th periods only]
- Main Idea & Supporting Details: Statement Identification (1-5) [3rd & 4th periods only]
: - Reading Logs are due every week. Please be sure that your child is reading every night for thirty minutes and completing his/her Reading Log, in which you are signing. Thanks Parents/Guardians!
/ - Main Idea Worksheet (1-7) Read the directions carefully!
/ - Blizzard in Birmingham - Story Outline
- Story Outline - "A Mystery"
10/ - Reading Comprehension: Literary Elements / Central Idea(Main Idea) 1-7 "Avalanche!" [Be sure to use specific evidence from the passage to explain ALL answers.]
10 - Flashback Lesson 1: Find all the Flashback in the passage by underlining or highlighting, and complete the questions 1-3 in complete sentences. Be sure the sentences are three to five complete sentences explaining in detail your answers with evidence from the passage.
10/ - Point-of-View Worksheet
10/ - Point-of-View Worksheet -Identifying Narrative Perspective (1-7) Started some in class. He/She needs to finish the rest. He/She should also have a copy of the notes taken on Point-of-View attached to their worksheet.
10/ - Point-of-View Worksheet - Identifying Narrative Perspective (8-11) Be sure to use your notes.
10/ - Lesson 2: Point of View 1- Answer the three questions on the back in complete sentences being sure to give evidence from the passages.
10/ - Identifying Narrative Perspective 3: P.O.V. (1-6)
10/ - Finding the Main Idea (1-3) Be sure to give evidence for your answers.
10/ - Author's Purpose Activity 2 (1-10)
10/ - Reading Comprehension Packet for preparation of the Reading Quarter Test - Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct.29 - 30. (Passages 1, 2, and 3 (1-18) ) Be sure to give evidence from the passages for each answer.
Reading Comprehension Packet for preparation of the Reading Quarter Test - Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct.29 - 30.
(Passages 1, 2, 3 and 4 (1-19) ) Be sure to give evidence from the passages for each answer.
10/29 - 10/30: First Quarter Reading Assessment (Assessment will take place in Language Arts class on both days.)
10/29 - ALL Make-up Work Due Tuesday!!! No Exceptions!
10/30 - End of First Quarter
10/31 - NO SCHOOL!!!!! :-)
Reading Comprehension: "Generations" (1-3) Be sure to explain or tell where.
The Dallas Cowboys (1-10) Be sure to explain or tell where for ALL answers.
Abraham Lincoln's Childhood (1-10) Be sure to explain or tell where for ALL answers.
11/11 - NO SCHOOL!!!! Veteran's Day :-)
11/13 - Connotation/Denotation Practice 2 (5-9)
John Hancock (1-10) Be sure to explain or tell where for ALL answers.
Simile, Metaphor, Personification and Hyperbole Worksheet
"Sketch" - Figurative Language Poem 1 (1-8)
Nov. 26 - Nov.30 - Thanksgiving Break!! :-) Enjoy your Holiday and be Safe.
Dec.2 - Simile, Metaphor & Personification Sheet (front and back): Identify and Analyze the types of Figurative Language used.
Dec.4 - Hyperbole, Personification, Onomatopoeia and Idiom Worksheets (front and back) Identify and Analyze
Dec.5 - Poem "My Favorite Day" - Identify and Analyze (Simile/Metaphor)
Dec.6 - "Fishing for Figurative Language" - Identify the various types of Figurative Language in the passage with its specific color.
Dec.16 - One Simile & Metaphor Poem: Must have 2 stanzas (8 lines total)- Subject Must be about School, Family, or Food.
Dec.18 - One Personification Poem: Must have 3 stanzas (10 lines total) - Subject Must be about Weather.
Dec.19 - Alliteration and Onomatopoeia Poem: 4 stanzas - 16 lines, Subject: Holidays or Food, Must include 5 Onomatopoeias and 4 Alliterations.
Jan.3 - Poetry Unit Project: Rough Draft - Due: Friday, Jan.4 / Final - Due: Friday, Jan.11
A Poetry Rubric was given to every student to go by to help with their thinking and writing process to determine their grade. 40% of their 2nd Quarter grade will come from this project. Please be sure that your child is taking it seriously and will be in school on the week of Jan.7-11 where they will be typing their final drafts of their poems in the computer lab. Thanks!
Jan.7 - Reading Comprehension Worksheet "The Bus Driver" (1-10) Must tell where or explain.
Jan.8 - Reading Comprehension Worksheet "A Day Like No Other" (1-8) Must tell where or explain.
Jan.9 - Reading Comprehension Worksheet "Infer the Meaning" (1-8) Must explain.
Jan.10 - Reading Comprehension Worksheet "Passage 6" (1-4) Must tell where or explain.
Jan.14 - Spot the Inference Worksheet (Complete it ALL)
Jan.17 - A Good Night's Sleep and a Nutritious Breakfast! :-) Reading 2nd Quarter Testing Jan.18th (8:30 - 10:30)
Jan.24 - Writing Activity 4 (1-3) - Inferencing
Jan.28 - Writing Activity 3 (1-4) - Inferencing
Jan.30 - Exercise 13 (1-4) - Inferencing
Jan.31 - Reading Comprehension Worksheet: "Water" (1-3) Must explain or tell where.
Feb.6 - Paragraph Correction (1-8)
Feb.11 - The Outsiders : Finish any questions from Chapter 1 Study Guide (The book in online)
Feb.17-19 The Outsiders: Finish any questions from Chapter 2 Study Guide (The book is online)
Feb.17-20 Problem Solution Research Paper - Work on your research findings(note cards) from the sites in class and Rough Draft (Due Wed). Final Paper due Friday, Feb. 21.
Change of Date: Finish Rough Draft!!! Due Friday, Feb. 21 by the end of homeroom @ 7:40.
Feb.24-28 - Remember to continue answering your study guide questions (chpts.1-12) on The Outsiders from the online book.
Feb.24 - Reading Comprehension 3 Level 8 (1-8). Explain or Give Context Clues for All answers.
Feb.27 - Reading Comprehension Worksheet 5 Level 7 (1-7). Explain or Give Context Clues for ALL answers.
March 3 - Simile and Metaphor Worksheet (1-11)/(1-4)
March 6 - Understanding More About Conflict (1-7)
March 10 - Reading Comprehension 1 - Level 8 (1-6). Explain, tell Where or give Context Clues for ALL answers.
March 12 - Understanding More about Conflict (1-7)
March 17 - Cause and Effect Worksheet (1-10) Explain or tell Where for ALL answers.
March 19 - Cause and Effect Workplace Worksheet Exercise B (1-5)
March 20 - Reading Comprehension 5 Level 9 (1-10) Explain or tell Where for ALL answers.
March 24: Movie Opt out forms are Due for The Outsiders, if students are NOT allowed to watch the movie.
March 25 - 26: End of Quarter (EOQ) Testing - Reading / Math - Get plenty of rest and a good breakfast! :-)
NOTICE: - Any and All makeup work is Due by Thursday, March 27.
April 7 - Finish Reading Comprehension: Thomas Jefferson (1-10) Explain(context clues) or tell Where for ALL answers.
April 8 - Finish Reading Comprehension: "Whitetails" (1-11) Explain using context clues or tell Where for ALL answers.
April 10 - "A Lucky Thing" (1-5) Explain using context clues ALL answers.
April - Write a small five line poem using Simile, Metaphor, and Personification.
April - Write two Personification, two Alliteration, and two Onomatopoeia sentences.
April - Write a poem consisting of Personification, Alliteration, and Onomatopoeia elements.
April 23 - Reading Comprehension Worksheet: Inference "Flower Power" (1-6) Must tell where or explain each answer.
April 24 - Critical Reading: Biomimetics (1-4) Must tell where or explain each answer.
April 28 - (1st period only) Reading Comprehension: Passage 5 (1-7) Must tell where or explain each answer.
April 29 - Reading Comprehension: "The Robin" (1-3) Must tell where or explain.
April 30 - May 1 - Critical Reading: Lexington (1-5) / Training For The Presidency (1-5) ALL answers Must be written in complete sentences.
May 1 - Reading Comprehension: "Paper" (1-3) Must tell where or explain.
May 2 - Main Idea & Details (1-3) Must underline 3 to 4 detail sentences from the passage to support the main idea.
May 3 - Reading Comprehension: Passage 4 (1-4) Must tell where or explain.
May 7 - Reading Comprehension: Passage 2 (1-4) Must tell where or explain.
May 8 - Reading Comprehension: Passage 5 (1-4) Must tell where or explain.
May 9 - 10 - Reading Comprehension: "Money" (Questions 1-5 / Vocabulary 1-5) Must tell where or explain.
May 20 - Figurative Language Review Sheet (1-20)
May 21 - E.O.G. Information sheets(Yellow) were sent home with each student indicating the testing dates and the specific test that will be tested. It also indicated whether your child will take a specific test that will be tested on a specific date. Please, Please, Please be sure to read over that information sheet for clarity on the week of June 2 -6 for ALL E.O.G. testing times, dates and specific assessments. NO APPOINTMENTS should be taken during this week, unless it's AFTER 12:00 P.M. Thank You for All you do to support your child's education.
May 28 - Peppers & Pepper: Genre - Fiction/Non-Fiction (1-10) Reasons, Context Clues or Where
June 2 - 6: PROCTORS NEEDED!!!!! PLEASE VOLUNTEER....THANKS!
June 2 - 6: EOG Testing Week!!! - Eat a Good Breakfast and Get Plenty of Rest! :-)