English Language Arts, 7th/8th Honors
Sunnyvale Middle School
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This Week in ClassWeek of: December 11-15,2017WORKSHOP/TUTOR TIMES: Tuesday (workshops) & Thursday (make-up assessments) 3:15-3:45pmREADY WRITING/6TH, 7TH & 8TH GRADES: Thursday practicesParents,Please sign up for ELA Reminder 101: Text 810108th Grade Honors: @e3c47a7th Grade Honors: @728d68Thank you.Ms. Angela Henderson“The single factor most strongly associated with reading achievement--more than socioeconomic status or any instructional approach--is the amount of time spent in reading independently.”Student Writing Published:
I'm thrilled to publish selected student poems on my professional website throughout the year:www.kidsbookfriends.com and Facebook Page: Kidsbook Friends.What are we learning this week?8th GRADE HONORS: PERSUASIVE TEXTS & POETRY:TEKS UNIT 2 A & B- Poetry & Analyzing Persuasive Texts
Student Expectation - 8.4A: Compare and contrast the relationship between the purpose and characteristics of different poetic forms (e.g., epic poetry, lyric poetry).
Student Expectation - 8.8A: Explain the effect of similes and extended metaphors in literary text.
Student Expectation - 8.15B: Poetry WritingActivities:Persuasive Essays- Final Draft due MondayRhetoric (Persuasive Speech)- EXAM grade: Converting persuasive essay into SPEECH form.Unit Test- 2b-Persuasive Texts-WednesdayPoetry- Analyzing poetry and creating an original piece7th GRADE HONORS: Drama/Fiction
7th Grade TEKS: From the text & drama A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens:
Student Expectation - 7.Fig19D: Make complex inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding.
Student Expectation - 7.Fig19E: Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize texts in ways that maintain meaning and logical order within a text and across texts.
Student Expectation - 7.Fig19F: Make connections between and across texts, including other media (e.g., film, play), and provide textual evidence.
Student Expectation - 7.3A: Describe multiple themes in a work of fiction. Student Expectation - 7.3C: Analyze how place and time influence the theme or message of a literary work.
Knowledge & Skill Statement - 7.5: Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of drama and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
Student Expectation - 7.6A: Explain the influence of the setting on plot development.
Student Expectation - 7.6B: Analyze the development of the plot through the internal and external responses of the characters, including their motivations and conflicts.
Student Expectation - 7.6C: Analyze different forms of point of view, including first-person, third-person omniscient, and third-person limited.
Completition of ELU for A Christmas Carol- FEZZIWIG FEAST!
TEST- A Christmas Carol- Acts I & II- Thursday
Evaluate personal narrativesOn-Going Learning Resources . . . what websites, videos, materials will be helpful?8th:7th:https://quizlet.com/237413327/
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Poetry Vocab Terms:http://literary-devices.com/Poetry Practice Quiz: http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz2112861831558.htmlPoems: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43812/a-red-red-roseExpository Writing: http://www.sanantoniowritingproject.org/ExpositoryWkshp/LA_7thGrade_Writing_on_the_STAAR.pdfAll ELA Classes:Compound Sentences- http://www2.ivcc.edu/rambo/eng1001/sentences.htmComplex Sentences- Subordinating Conjunction Song: https://youtu.be/Y1m1b3HVM18What assignments are due this week?What are the upcoming assignments, projects, tests, etc. for which students should plan?
Please Check Calendar BELOW for Due Dates: 7th Grade Assignments will be in GREEN & 8th Grade Assignments will be in BLUE.