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    Ashlee
     
    Ashlee Baker
    7th Grade ELA/Reading
    Sunnyvale Middle School
    972-226-2922 
     
     
     
  • CLASSROOM HAPPENINGS:

    This week... Classroom activity

     

    THIS WEEK IN CLASS!

    WEEK OF: December 11-15

    6TH GRADE

    Please talk with your child about what is going on in the book. They could also show you their foldable. Whatever questions are not finished in class need to be answered at home. We will complete any reading in class, and most of the time we will discuss the questions. When they get home the should easily be able to answer the questions covering the chapter. 

    MONDAY: Freak the Mighty and cooresponding activites in the foldable. 

    TUESDAY:  No School

    WEDNESDAY: No School

    THURSDAY: Plot diagram/Theme in Freak the Mighty- Test over Freak the Mighty (Homework-Chili Passage) 

    FRIDAY:  6th Grade Resources: STAAR Review Passage 

    5-A-Day Language Review Handbook: 6th Grade Language Handbook

    Revise & Edit Personal Narrative: Click to Download

    Upcoming Test- We will be taking a test over Freak the Mighty at the conclusion of the book. That will most likely be the beginning of next week. ( December 11th or 12th) The foldable will also count as a test grade. 

      

    7TH GRADE 

    Please talk with your child about what is going on in the book. They could also show you their reading spiral. As we read it is the student's responsibilty to be filling out information in their spiral. We will complete any reading in class, and most of the time we discuss what should be filled out for the day. FYI-We are looking for character traits, and plot development. We will be defining unknown words that are both provided and ones that we find on our own. We will also be keeping track of important quotations, and one sentence summaries from each chapter. Every couple of chapters a quiz will be given to test their reading comprehension skilss. (This is a daily grade unless otherwise noted.) 

    MONDAY: A Wrinkle in Time and cooresponding activities in the reading spiral. 

    TUESDAY: No School

    WEDNESDAY: No School

     THURSDAY: A Wrinkle in Time and cooresponding activities in the reading spiral. 

    FRIDAY: Finish A Wrinkle in Time/ Turn in notebook with all activities completed (Test grade) 

    7th Grade Resources:  

    Link to read Out of the Dust at home: Click here

    5-A-Day Language Review Handbook: 7th Grade Language Handbook

    Revise & Edit Personal Narrative: Click to Download

    Upcoming Test-  The notebook entries on A Wrinkle in Time will also count as a test grade

    Semester Exam- The semester exam will cover what we have learned throughout the course of the semester.

    This will include:

    • A Wrinkle in Time (Fiction Unit) There will be a portion that will include questions from the book, and a portion that will require writen reflection on the book as a whole (analyzing/written response).  The students MUST know and understand the book in order to be successful on the semester exams. 
    • Elements of Fiction
    • Elements of Non Fiction 

    The 5-A-Day Language Review is a 5 question review of language concepts that the students should know. Some condepts will require them to look at the handbook that I have provided to all of my classes. I have directed them to keep this under the grammar tab in their notebook. The handbook gives examples of each concept covered in the 5-A-Day review. Should a student be absent, it is always their responsiblity to complete the missed days of the review.