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Monday, Aug. 29 – Tuesday, Aug. 30: Achieve 3000: “These TVs Will Grab You” + Article Analysis Sheets start

Article Analysis Sheet

For the editable document version please visit the Achieve 3000 vs. A3K page (tab at top of the blog)


  • Weekly Choice A3K articles continue and are expected to be completed each week. For the breakdown please see the Achieve 3000 vs. A3K tab at the top. This will take you to the reference page and will re-direct you to more detailed blog posts should you need more information about differences, scoring, etc. The article analysis sheets for assigned Achieve 3000 articles start this week. The link to the document may be found by following the link above.
  • Collections textbook (black cover) needed until told to stop bringing it.
  • Starting Monday, a kenneled service dog will be in our classroom. Please email Ms. Barker directly regarding any questions, concerns, or interest.


  • Students read and completed the Flexible Seating Agreement. If absent, please print a copy and turn in to the class inbox upon your return.
  • The class reviewed the article analysis sheet. The teacher demonstrated how to complete it and upload it to the assignment’s drop box in Focus.
  • During the work period students practiced flexible seating. Students had their first data chat with the teacher where they learned their Lexile level, set goals for the year, and learned how to work toward fulfilling those goals.
  • Students continued their “Life at Home in the 21st Century” Questions from the textbook p. 230 – 231 and worked on Achieve 3000: “These TVs Will Grab You” (BR poll – Thought Question,) uploading the Article Analysis Sheet to the assignment’s drop box in Focus. Only the assigned Achieve 3000 is due today.

Home Learning:

  • Bring Collections textbook (black cover) to next class.
  • Weekly A3Ks will be required each week. This week’s are due Sunday, 8/28 regardless of A or B day. For more info, please reference the theAchieve 3000 vs. A3K page.
  • If not finished in class, complete the Article Analysis Sheet and Achieve 3000: “These TVs Will Grab You” (BR poll – Thought Question) by 11:59 P.M. on date assigned.

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2016 -2017 School Year Summer Reading


Before the close of the school year, this summer’s reading was posted to the main page of the school website and announced daily in class since May 10th. Click here for the 2016 – 2017 Summer Reading List & Assignments.

Summer Reading

The other information may vary throughout the summer, but this is the general location on the school’s website, should the link experience any technical difficulties when you try. The most direct option is #1. Option #2 contains a list of other helpful opening of school documents such as school supplies and orientation schedule.

Please be sure to carefully read ALL directions from the summer reading list & assignments (by following the link above or navigating to the school website.)

Below are student examples of the Mind Map:
Assignment #2 – Mind Map:
 Mind Map       Mind Map
Please be sure to include the following information in the top, right hand corner of both assignments:
  • Student first & last name
  • Date assignment completed
  • Period (will discover upon receiving schedule at Orientation)
  • Assignment title (Summer Reading Informative Essay/Summer Reading Mind Map)



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2016-2017 Ms. Barker’s 7th Grade ELA Supply List

The entire supply list (all subjects and grade levels) is available for your reference. Please note there were some errors for ELA. I have listed my corrected preferences below.

back to school supply shopping


  • 1 – one-inch three ring binder
  • 1 -set of 6 dividers for three ring binder
  • 1 – composition book (college ruled)
  • 2 – packages of loose leaf notebook paper (college ruled)
  • 1 – pack of highlighters (assorted colors)
  • 1 – Flash Drive (any size) to be kept with student & used with other classes
  • 1 – personal novel (this is a book the student enjoys reading and will be kept with them. It will change throughout the year as they finish one and get another, but students need to bring something they enjoy reading to class each day.)
  • Pens (dark blue and/or black ink only) and/or pencils
  • 1-package of post-its (any size and color)
  • 1 – package of markers OR colored pencils
  • 1-set of headphones or earbuds. They will be kept with the student, but will be needed occasionally in class and are required for testing.

Class Wish List:

Donations to the class wish list are purely voluntary. Any items below would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for considering contributing. Teacher preference is disinfectant wipes/spray, copy paper, and tissues.

  • Copy paper (any color)
  • Clorox wipes
  • Lysol spray
  • Post-its (any size or color)
  • Tissues
  • Pencils
  • Pens (blue or black only)
  • Glue sticks
  • Highlighters
  • Thin-tipped expo markers

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