3RD PERIOD - 7th grade Literature

Note: Please check your child's planner daily for updated class assignments and information.

Current Grades
Course Syllabus
Oregon Grade Level Standards
VMS Make-up Work Policy

Handouts & Information
Paper Bag Project
Life Notice Assignment
Book Review Project
Summary Guidelines
Summary Paragraph Example
Book Review 2
Genre Handout
Review project with notes
Advertisement Project
Money Summary
Letters About Literature Guidelines
Theme Project
Theme Reflection
Literature Circle Jobs
Stargirl Reading Assignments
Hero Final
Lit job notes for assignment
Bookmark Assignment
Timeline Assignment
End of year calendar
Fantasy Assignment

Daily Assignments

May 24-28

Assignments

Monday

Headstart visit
Final day of reading class 

Tuesday

Mrs. L gone on 8th grade trip
extra social studies period 

Wednesday

1/2 day - regular classes do not meet

Thursday

SUMMER VACATION!

Friday

 

May 17-21

Assignments

Monday

PowerPoint non-fiction project due today 

Tuesday

Fantasy project due today 

Wednesday

7th grade on Bully Creek science trip 

Thursday

wrap up presentations
plan for Headstart visit 

Friday

Off Friday

May 10-14

Assignments

Monday

State testing 

Tuesday

State testing 

Wednesday

Work day for PowerPoints due at end of class

Thursday

State testing
STAR testing
work day for Fantasy assignment 

Friday

Part Friday

May 3-7

Assignments

Monday

work day for PowerPoints based on non-fiction books

Tuesday

presentations and speeches written on cards due on Thursday at end of class 

Wednesday

work day 
checked out Fantasy books

Thursday

reading day
Fantasy books

Friday

Off Friday

April 26-30

Assignments

Monday

non-fiction reading 
discuss assignment 

Tuesday

Non fiction reading 

Wednesday

Power Point tips
work time for educational power point 

Thursday

work time for power point 

Friday

Off Friday

April 19-23

Assignments

Monday

Timeline presentations
grade reports

Tuesday

Timeline presentations 

Wednesday

Timeline presentations
being next genre unit - non fiction reading 

Thursday

reading time for non fiction books
final presentations for those who were absent
discussion regarding NF assignment 

Friday

Part Friday

April 12-16

Assignments

Monday

begin historical fiction unit
planning for Very Hungry Caterpillar lesson with Headstart 

Tuesday

Very Hungry Caterpillar lesson with Headstart 

Wednesday

Headstart letters
Reading time for historical fiction 

Thursday

take letters to Headstart
work day for timelines

Friday

Off Friday

April 5-9

Assignments

Monday

finish Ghost in the Machine 

Tuesday

work day for bookmarks  

Wednesday

work day for bookmarks 

Thursday

bookmarks due 

Friday

Part Friday

March 29 - April 2

Assignments

Monday

Beginning new unit
Ghost in the Machine
library - will have assignment on independent book tomorrow

Tuesday

reading minute
Ghost in the Machine
bookmark project due next Thursday

Wednesday

Ghost in the Machine
reading minute

Thursday

Ghost in the Machine
bookmark due next Thursday

Friday

Off Friday

March 15-20

Assignments

Monday

extra work day for lit project

Tuesday

lit project due today
reflection due

Wednesday

read Edgar Allen Poe
1/2 day school
Parent-teacher conferences 1pm-7pm

Thursday

No school
Parent-teacher conferences 1pm-7pm
Vandal Reward trip

Friday

Off Friday

March 8-12

Assignments

Monday

reading minute - All the Broken Pieces
lit jobs group project

Tuesday

reading minute - Stormbreaker
lit jobs group project

Wednesday

lit jobs group project 

Thursday

lit jobs group project - due Monday

Friday

Part Friday

March 1-5

Assignments

Monday

10 minute read
Star testing
start small group lit circles tomorrow

Tuesday

library
small group lit circles
20 minute reading assignment due tomorrow 

Wednesday

Great Mail Race survey
lit circle assignment notes 

Thursday

reading minute - Code Talker: response in notebook
continue working on lit circle assignment

Friday

Off Friday

February 22-26

Assignments

Monday

10 minute read
hand in Hero final

Tuesday

10 minute read
prepare for Headstart visit

Wednesday

10 minute read
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Headstart visit

Thursday

10 minute read
letters to Headstart

Friday

Part Friday

February 15-19

Assignments

Monday

No school

Tuesday

10 minute read
literature circle discussion
work time for jobs

Wednesday

10 minute read

vocabulary practice
literature circle discussion
work time for jobs

Thursday

10 minute read
literature circle discussion
work time for jobs

Friday

Full Friday
10 minute read
literature circle discussion
work time for questions

February 8-12

Assignments

Monday

Begin new literature circles
Divide into groups - 3 groups
Divide book into 6 parts
Job one due at start of class on Tuesday

Tuesday

10 minute read
literature circles discussion

Wednesday

Kindness cards

Thursday

kindness cards

Friday

Off Friday

February 2-6

Assignments

Monday

10 minute read
Vocabulary
Review Artist job
Pointer due tomorrow pgs. 126-156
Chamber nominations due tomorrow 

Tuesday

10 minute read
Literature job discussion
Work on next job

Wednesday

10 minute read
Final literature job due
Discuss final project ideas

Thursday

10 minute read
Stargirl project
Kindness reading
Envelopes due Monday

Friday

Off Friday

January 25-29

Assignments

Monday

10 minute read
Begin literature circles

Discuss each job

Due tomorrow - Discussion Director

Pages 1-29 Stargirl 

Tuesday

10 minute read
Go over DD job
Due tomorrow - words person
Pages 30-61 Stargirl

Wednesday

10 minute read
Go over Words Person job
pages 62-94 Stargirl
Questioner due tomorrow

Thursday

Reward party for good behavior/hard work
Turn in Questioner
Artist due Monday

Pages 95-125

Friday

Part Friday

January 18-22

Assignments

Monday

No school

Tuesday

What to do about bullying
What to do if you witness bullying
What to do if someone thinks you are a bully

Wednesday

Kindness posters
Anti-bullying posters
Due Friday

Thursday

Bullying Quiz
Work day for projects

Friday

Full Friday
Paragraph - how the unit has impacted you; what you are changing

Work day for projects

Posters due today

January 11-15

Assignments

Monday

Continue from Friday
Complete through page 11 in Bullying book

Tuesday

Bird Girl by Clark DeLeon
Comprehension questions & letter to editor due today

Wednesday

Row the Bus by Paul Logan
Comprehension discussion

Thursday

Malheur County Sheriff Deputy speaks about bullying

Friday

No school  

January 4-8

Assignments

Monday

New schedules
Library
Goals due today
Independent reading

Tuesday

Independent reading
Begin bullying unit
Vocabulary
Personal bullying paragraph

Wednesday

4 stories about bullying
Vocabulary

Thursday

Continue bullying unit
Definition, causes, types of bullying

Friday

No school  

December 21 - 25

Assignments

Monday

Begin Puppies, Dogs, & Blue Northers
Complete book by start of class on Tuesday

Tuesday

Work on projects

Wednesday

Work on projects
Collect magazines and cut outs needed for the project during Christmas break
Project due Tuesday, January 5th

Thursday

No school - Christmas Eve

Friday

No school  - Christmas Day

 

December 14-18

Assignments

Monday

Project presentation day

Tuesday

Project presentation day

Wednesday

Project presentations day

Self reflection due Thursday

Thursday

STAR testing

Reading

Friday

Part Friday

Vandal Reward trip (no Ds, Fs, behavior issues)

December 7-11

Assignments

Monday

Work day for LAL - due Thursday

Book project due Monday

Tuesday

Work day for LAL - due Thursday

Book project due Monday

Wednesday

Work day for LAL - due Thursday

Book project due Monday

Thursday

 Work day for LAL - due Thursday

Book project due Monday

Friday

 No school

Nov. 30 - Dec. 4, 2009

Assignments

Monday

Read Skeleton Creek; plan to finish Tues.

Read at home; assignment coming

Vocabulary

policy, significant, achieve, complex, conclude 

Tuesday

Read Skeleton Creek

Review vocabulary

Write terms in your planner

Summary paragraph & prediction paragraph over read aloud due at start of class on Wed.

Wednesday

Begin Letters About Literature assignment

Made list of possible books/authors

Working on a thought organizer - due tomorrow

Read the LAL handout by start of class 

Thursday

 

Friday

Off Friday

 

November 23-27

Assignments

Monday

handed back papers

Read aloud - Skeleton Creek

Tuesday

Read aloud - Skeleton Creek

Read over weekend

Wednesday

No class

Early dismissal @ noon

Thursday

Thanksgiving Day - no school

Friday

No school

 

 

November 16-20

Assignments

Monday

Handing in reviews

Working on electronic reviews

Reading

Vocabulary

Tuesday

Assessing peer papers, due at end of class 

Wednesday

Complete reflections of reviews

Thursday

Complete reflections of reviews

Friday

Part Friday - Mrs. Lattin will not be available this week

 

 

November 9-13

Assignments

Monday

Lesson - how to get information from internet without plagiarizing

Work time for book review

Book Review due Monday, November 16th at start of class 

Tuesday

Final instructions on book review

Will take notes on assignment regarding special instructions

Wednesday

No School - Veteran's Day

Thursday

Work day for book review

Friday

Full Friday

Work time for book review

 

 

November 2-6

Assignments

Monday

Practice summary paragraph over ELBTS

Student summary paragraphs over any choice of book due tomorrow at start of class; use burrito method

Tuesday

Turn in summary paragraphs

Work in pairs to develop list of at least 5 sets and 10 individual transitions that can be used in literature

Synonyms for author, book, character

Due tomorrow - synonym list from each person due at start of class

Wednesday

Handed in synonym examples, worked with group to add to lists

Discussed genres/handout added to notebook

Thursday

Type synonym list and transition list into handouts that will be functional in your notebook.

Insert the handouts into handout section and handwritten work into completed work; show Mrs. L. for credit in grade book

Will work on book review assignment next week

Friday

Off Friday

 

 

October 26-29

Assignments

Monday

State testing

Final grades handed out 

Tuesday

Finished state testing

Read KidsHealth article about plagiarism by tomorrow

Wednesday

Burrito summaries using plagiarism article

Get book read over weekend in preparation for book review assignment

Will complete another summary in class on Monday

Early dismissal for students @12:30 p.m.

Parent teacher conferences 1-7 p.m.

Thursday

Part Thursday for students 8-11 a.m.

Parent teacher conferences 1-7 p.m.

Friday

Off Friday

 

 

October 19-23

Assignments

Monday

Star testing

Work on book review if finished early 

Handed out state test review page

Tuesday

State testing 

Wednesday

 

State Testing 

Thursday

State testing

Review assignment due today; extra time provided - all assignments due Friday @ 8 a.m. 

Friday

Part Friday

 

 

October 12-16

Assignments

Monday

PLEASE NOTE – 10/16 HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A PART FRIDAY; BUS ROUTES WILL RUN TO SCHOOL BUT WILL NOT RUN AN AFTERNOON ROUTE

Vocabulary practice

3 Q quiz over ELBTS

Life Notice assignment due by 11:00 on part-Friday

Tuesday

Work day for Life Notice assignment

Assignment handout available in "handouts/info" above

Due at end of class on Thursday - typed

Wednesday

Same as Tuesday

Thursday

Final work day for Life Notices

Last chance to hand in - 11 am part Friday

Handed out book review assignment - due at end of class October 22 - info attached above

Friday

Part Friday

 

 

October 5-9

Assignments

Monday

Read pages 144-194

Quote and illustration due at start of class Tuesday

Recipe (based on one similar to Comfort's on page 115) due on Thursday at end of class; Thursday is typing day if needed

Recipe needs:

title using alliteration

2 similes

1 hyperbole

"how to make" phrase

"for heaven's sake" phrase

"here's how" phrase

at least 1 page long

hand in 2 copies - 1 final draft and 1 highlighted components

Tuesday

Due on Thursday at end of class:

Finish book

Recipe (see Monday)

Vocab booklet

Wednesday

In class work day

Grade reports

Thursday

In class work day - will begin Life Notices on Monday

Turn in vocab books

Recipes due - see Monday

Get a new book; will have an outside of class book project assigned on Monday; PLEASE read over the weekend as it will make the assignment much easier

Friday

Off Friday

 

 

Sept 18 - Oct 2

Assignments

Monday

First 4 chapters of ELBTS due today

Class discussion

Due tomorrow: 1 alliteration with illustration, 1 simile with illustration, paragraph (SUTW) explaining quote, "But life's not a line, Comfort; it's a circle. Just look around you and you'll see that." (page 34/35)

Vocabulary booklet practice

Tuesday

Read chapters 5,6,7, & 8

Due tomorrow FROM THESE CHAPTERS an alliteration, a simile, a hyperbole, and a significant quote. All MUST have page numbers and be in quotations.

Wednesday

Classroom expectations discussion

Set 3-4 personal goals with details about how you will meet those goals - turn in today

Read chapters 9-12; pages 77-100

Find one significant quote; write on a standard sheet of typing paper; provide detailed illustration (colored) that helps to explain the quote; due at start of class tomorrow.

Vocab booklets due tomorrow.

Thursday

Read pages 100-143

Have a humorous recipe idea ready for Monday

Turned in quotes and illustrations from yesterday

Friday

 

 

 

Sept 21-25

Assignments

Monday

Money summary final and rough draft due Tuesday

Conferences with Mrs. L. 

Tuesday

Vocabulary

Handed in money summaries

Wednesday

Book Fair at elementary school

Practiced gist statements using Red Riding Hood story

Gist statement & at least 3 "to discover" questions due tomorrow at start of class

Vocabulary practice

Thursday

Organize reaading binder by Monday - 3 sections: handouts, completed work, books

Read through chapter 4 of Each Little Bird That Sings by Monday

Handed back completed work

Friday

Off Friday 

 

 

September 14-18

Assignments

Monday

Vocabulary - area, theory, constitute, major, estimate

Work day for Paper Bag Project

Project presentation demonstration

Presentations begin on Tuesday

Tuesday

Paper bag projects due today

Student notes during presentations

Rubric & self-reflection

Wednesday

Continue presentations

Student notes - see Tuesday

Due at start of class: paragraph in Step Up to Writing describing the projects you have seen so far, the project that stands out the most to you, and what you would change or keep the same about your project

Thursday

Finished paper bag presentations

Grading paragraph due

Handed out reflection - due on Monday

Great job on projects!!!

Friday

 

 

 

September 7-11

Assignments

Monday

 No School

Tuesday

 Plot lesson – group work

Wednesday

Setting lesson – group work

Thursday

Setting presentations

Work day for Paper Bag Project

Bring paper bags if you need one or any to share

Friday

Work day for Paper Bag Project – due Tuesday

 

 

August 31 – Sept. 4

Assignments

Monday

Reading Interest Inventory due at start of class

Raven’s test

Vocabulary flip book – bring to class tomorrow

Tuesday

Classroom expectations

Wednesday

Multiple Intelligences lesson & online assessment

(Google: Multiple Intelligence Quiz) – choose top choice

Thursday

Winn Dixie character lesson

Group activity

Assigned Paper Bag Book Project

Friday

 No School

 

 

August 24-28

Assignments

Monday

Handbook review

Bring back signed notes

Library checkout

Tuesday

Testing

Wednesday

Testing

Thursday

Testing

Reading Interest Inventory due Monday

Friday

No school