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Thursday, Feb. 8 (A) – Friday, Feb. 9 (B): Paradox, Figures of Speech, and a Quiz … oh my!

A True Paradox

Announcements:

  • Remember the 7th grade late work policy shifts in the second semester. Effective Jan. 9, 2018 students will not receive credit for late work. Exceptions include extenuating circumstances communicated with the teacher in advance and accommodations.
  • Check here for extra credit opportunities.
  • Remember students must sign-up in advance to attend Make-Up Monday. The sign-up sheet for the coming Make-Up Monday is taken down the Friday afternoon prior to the meeting and is cancelled if no one has signed up. All quarter 3 sign-up sheets are already hung outside the classroom.
  • Students have until April 30 to submit one entry to America’s Library of Poetry contest for the chance to win $500!

Assignments:

  • Please reference the power point for today’s bell ringer. Be sure comp. books are kept updated for periodic comp. book checks.
  • The class took notes on figures of speech by adding terms to their personal vocab. dictionaries in their comp. books. Please reference the power point and be sure your comp. books is updated for periodic comp. book checks.
  • After reviewing, students worked in partners/small groups to analyze one of Taylor Swift’s songs for figures of speech. They annotated using color-coding to identify the different figurative language they found.
  • Students checked their thinking by reviewing their findings.
  • (7B & 8B only) caught up on their analysis of Sonnet 43.
  • Students took a short quiz at the end of class to check their comprehension of poetry. If absent, students need to make-up the quiz A.S.A.P.

Homework:

  • Scholarship warnings due back signed next class.
  • Collections textbook needed in class daily until given further notice.
  • Complete two choice articles between midnight on Monday  – Sunday at 11:59 P.M. each week.
  • Return The Contender novel to the media center. Books must be returned to Ms. Mayer, or placed on her circulation desk (across from Counseling Corner.)
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Tuesday, Feb. 6 (A) – Wednesday, Feb. 7 (B): Practice Poetry

poetry

Announcements:

  • Remember the 7th grade late work policy shifts in the second semester. Effective Jan. 9, 2018 students will not receive credit for late work. Exceptions include extenuating circumstances communicated with the teacher in advance and accommodations.
  • Check here for extra credit opportunities.
  • Remember students must sign-up in advance to attend Make-Up Monday. The sign-up sheet for the coming Make-Up Monday is taken down the Friday afternoon prior to the meeting and is cancelled if no one has signed up. All quarter 3 sign-up sheets are already hung outside the classroom.

Assignments:

  • Students completed a Denotation and Connotation worksheet for today’s bell ringer. Be sure comp. books are kept updated for periodic comp. book checks.
  • After reviewing the bell ringer, students submitted their revisions for the “A Different Kind of Classroom” Achieve 3000 Thought Question. Today was the last day it will be accepted.
  • The class analyzed the poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost and filled out an example poem analysis to help them with their group work poetry analysis of either “Sonnet 43” or “the Songs of Wandering Aengus” in their Collections textbook. If absent, please analyze “the Songs of Wandering Aengus” found in the Collections textbook, independently using the poetry analysis worksheet found in the absence folder, or print one out here.
  • At the end of class, we read both poems aloud and groups shared out their answers. Students wrote down the analysis for the 7 main points, (found at the end of today’s power point) in their comp. books to keep it updated for periodic comp. book checks.
  • Group work poetry analysis of “the Songs of Wandering Aengus” and “Sonnet 43” were submitted to the class inbox at the end of class.

Homework:

  • Collections textbook needed in class daily until given further notice.
  • Complete two choice articles between midnight on Monday  – Sunday at 11:59 P.M. each week.
  • Return The Contender novel to the media center. Books must be returned to Ms. Mayer, or placed on her circulation desk (across from Counseling Corner.)

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Monday, Dec. 18 (A) – Tuesday, Dec. 19(B): Poetry Analysis of “Dump” & “How Things Work” Plus Associated Questions

Announcements:

  • There’s been a lot of questions regarding the “Research Extra Credit” grade in Focus. As discussed in class, each quarter this category will appear. Periodically in class, we come up with questions we cannot stop and answer in the moment, but that are valid questions worth our attention. When Ms. Barker deems an question worthy, she will announce it to all classes and via the blog. The first student to email her (email because it date/time stamps) the correct answer they have researched will earn extra credit in the “Research Extra Credit” assignment. The latest opportunity is closed as a student from 8B is the winner! Expect a confirmation email.
  • The final Make-Up Monday has met for quarter 2. All quarter 3 sign-up sheets will be posted when you return from break. The next Make-Up Monday is January, 15.

Assignments:

  • Students continue to add to their comp. books in preparation for their next periodic comp. book check . If absent, you will need to reference the bell ringer from the power point.
  • All Blue Rose Comprehension Check recycles were due by Monday, Dec. 18 (regardless of A or B day.) Recycles  are not accepted late and need to fulfill all requirements to get credit.
  • A-day classes could submit the assigned Achieve 3000: “Write it Down” (BR – AR poll) with an article analysis sheet due to no internet last class, thus they could still earn full credit, whereas B-day could turn it in, but for partial credit.
  • Students worked on the “Dump” and “How Things Work” Poetry Analysis worksheet, completing section 3.
  • Students worked independently to complete questions #3-5 in their Collections book on p. 248 and the essential question: how would the theme of the poems be altered if they were written in a different structure? (on a notebook paper, front only.)
  • They stapled the four questions to the worksheet and for the closing, the class reviewed sections 1-3 of the worksheet. All today’s classwork was submitted to the class inbox at the end of class today.

Homework:

  • No books needed next class.
  • Return The Contender novel to the media center. Books must be returned to Ms. Mayer, or placed on her circulation desk (across from Counseling Corner.)
  • Complete two choice articles between midnight on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 – Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at 11:59 P.M. This will be the first regular homework score for quarter 3.

If you haven’t done so already:

  • Turn in late work (only accepted one A or B day late.)

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Thursday, Dec. 14 (A) – Friday, Dec. 15 (B): Poetry Analysis of “Dump” and “How Things Work

Harry Potter Humor Yes ... I will picture Snape when this happens from now on!

Announcements:

  • There’s been a lot of questions regarding the “Research Extra Credit” grade in Focus. As discussed in class, each quarter this category will appear. Periodically in class, we come up with questions we cannot stop and answer in the moment, but that are valid questions worth our attention. When Ms. Barker deems an question worthy, she will announce it to all classes and via the blog. The first student to email her (email because it date/time stamps) the correct answer they have researched will earn extra credit in the “Research Extra Credit” assignment. Currently, students have been charged with a quest around the school to find the spelling error on campus. The hints include: everyone walks by it everyday in the halls. Once a winner is determined, they will be emailed and the notice that the opportunity is closed will appear in the first post where the opportunity is closed.
  • Make-Up Monday sign-up sheets are posted outside our classroom door for the entire second quarter. If you plan to attend, remember you must sign-up to reserve your spot. The sign-up sheets will be taken down each Friday afternoon. If there’s no interest (assessed by no students signing up,) there will be no Make-Up Monday the following week.

Assignments:

  • Students continue to add to their comp. books in preparation for their next periodic comp. book check . If absent, you will need to reference the bell ringer from the power point.
  • Students who have not gotten back their Blue Rose comprehension check, the bubble sheet is available in your class’ paper pass back bin. Get the answers from a peer who was present during the whole class review. You may work on the  recycle during class as an early finisher activity, or sign up for the last Make-Up Monday for quarter 2. Remember to sign-up in advance! The sign-up sheet is taken down Friday after school.
  • “Earth (A Gift Shop) from the Collections textbook (alternatively may have been completed on a photocopied packet) with the Analyzing the Text Questions 1-6 on p.256 & the Language Conventions Spelling Questions 1-4 p. 258 was due Thursday, Dec. 14 (A) & Friday, Dec. 15 (B) for full credit. Next class for partial.
  • In class today, select classes worked on the assigned Achieve 3000: “Write it Down” (BR – AR poll) with an article analysis sheet. Classes who had no internet during the time were given an extension until the start of their next class.
  • Also, students worked on the “Dump” and “How Things Work” Poetry Analysis worksheet. Students worked independently to complete sections one and two. They held onto the worksheet as we’ll complete section three next class. As needed, reference the power point.

Homework:

  • Collections textbook needed in class next time.
  • (Extension given to classes who had no internet:) Complete the Achieve 3000 assigned article: “Write it Down” (BR-AR poll) and complete an article analysis sheet on it. Due at the start of next class.
  • Complete two choice articles between midnight on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 – Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at 11:59 P.M. This will be the first regular homework score for quarter 3.

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Tuesday, Dec. 12 (A) – Wednesday, Dec. 13 (B): Poetry at a Glance

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Announcements:

  • There’s been a lot of questions regarding the “Research Extra Credit” grade in Focus. As discussed in class, each quarter this category will appear. Periodically in class, we come up with questions we cannot stop and answer in the moment, but that are valid questions worth our attention. When Ms. Barker deems an question worthy, she will announce it to all classes and via the blog. The first student to email her (email because it date/time stamps) the correct answer they have researched will earn extra credit in the “Research Extra Credit” assignment. The latest opportunity has been fulfilled. There are no research extra credit opportunities, but it is a good idea to check the blog for when they are announced.
  • Make-Up Monday sign-up sheets are posted outside our classroom door for the entire second quarter. If you plan to attend, remember you must sign-up to reserve your spot. The sign-up sheets will be taken down each Friday afternoon. If there’s no interest (assessed by no students signing up,) there will be no Make-Up Monday the following week.

Assignments:

  • If absent, you will need to reference today’s power point.
  • Students completed the bell ringer column of the Poetry Anticipation Guide.
  • The class reviewed the necessary poetry vocabulary words related to today’s readings. For guidance where to turn in your Collections textbook, please reference today’s power point.
  • Students paired off and took turns reading the poems: “Dump” and “How Things Work” found in the Collections textbook. Students summarized the poem they listened to on the back of their poetry anticipation guide. If absent, students need to read both poems and summarize one of their choosing. Poetry is better understood when read aloud, so it’s recommended to read them aloud… multiple times, as necessary.
  • The Poetry Anticipation Guide doubled as the closing today, to show what students knew going into the lesson and what they learned as a result of the quick lesson. They needed to fill out the closing column and submitted it.
  • As time allowed, students reviewed the answers to clear up any misconceptions.

Homework:

  • Collections textbook needed in class next time.
  • In Holding: read “Earth (A Gift Shop) in your Collections textbook and complete the Analyzing the Text Questions 1-6 on p.256 & the Language Conventions Spelling Questions 1-4 p. 258 due Thursday, Dec. 14 (A) & Friday, Dec. 15 (B.)
  • If you don’t believe you’ll finish by the end of next class, complete the Achieve 3000 assigned article: “Write it Down” (BR-AR poll) and complete an article analysis sheet on it.
  • Complete two choice articles between midnight on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017 – Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 at 11:59 P.M. This will be the first regular homework score for quarter 3.

If you haven’t done so already:

  • Turn in late work (only accepted one A or B day late.)

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