Advanced 7th Grade Language Arts

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Syllabus

Classroom Expectations and Policies

Class Incentive Criteria

Remember, you success is my success! 🙂

Mr. DAnunzio                                                                                                                   

CLASSWORK

On Wednesday (9/27), you will be taking your 6 week district progress test. Please make sure you study your notes concerning, main idea, point of view, elements of plot and theme (study notes, foldable and reciprocal teaching graphic organizer as well).  Also, on Friday (9/29), you will be taking my class test on point of view. Make sure you study your notes and graphic organizers related to point of view. Any question, please see me. Good luck. Remember, your success is my success! 🙂

You will continue working on main idea and point of view with the story The Flight of Icarus. You will begin working on figurative language and poetry. We also have to review your elements of plot and Rogue Wave test and RT worksheet.

Click here for Author’s Point of View Foldables.

Click here for the Main Idea and Point of View Learning Scale.

Click here for the Point of View GO.

Click here for the Main Idea GO.

If you haven’t purchased your two paper, pocket folders, please do so. Remember one is labeled “Language Arts Graded Work,” the other “Language Arts Work in Progress.”

HOMEWORK

REMEMBER, your plot project must be done electronically; it is due 9/22. Go to MyPasco Connect and log in. Check out the resources, like Word and PowerPoint. You can either email me you and your partner’s final project or bring it in on a USB key.

If you did not finish your graphic representation of the plot of Rogue Wave, please do so. It was due 9/01.  Click here for the Elements of Plot Project handout.

There was a TEST ON TUESDAY (9/5). See below homework note. Please see me if you need to make it up. Thanks.There will be a test on Rogue Wave as it relates the plot. There will also be a test on the elements of plot. These tests will be on Tuesday, September 5th. Please study your RT worksheet and elements of plot notes to prepare. Remember, the more familiar you are with your notes and the story, the better you will do on the tests. Good luck! See me if you have any questions. You can log into MyStudent to access your textbook online. “Examples of Reciprocal Teaching Descriptions,”  please click here.   Click here for Elements of A Story Notes.

Click here for Elements of A Story Notes.

Click here for Analyze the Elements of Plot and Short Story Learning Scale.

If you did not finish your graphic representation of the plot of Rogue Wave, please do so. It was due 9/01.  Click here for the Elements of Plot Project handout.

IF you did not finish your vocabulary in class, please do so. It was due 8/24. Here is a link to MyStudent (MyStudent) where you can log in and ‘click’ on the MyHrw icon to complete the assignment. You need to be on page 17. Define the words at the top of the page and then complete both Practice and Apply questions 1-5, and 1-4. Thank you. 🙂

We have finished our reciprocal teaching, practice activity. If you did not complete your RT worksheet, please do so; it was due 8/18. If you need a copy of the sheet, see me. The story we practiced our RT with was The Gift of the MagiClick here for a copy of The Gift of the Magi.

Your survey was due 08/17. If you don’t have your handout given to you in class, click here to print out another copy. 🙂

If you need a copy of “Examples of Reciprocal Teaching Descriptions,”  please click here.

YEAR AT A GLANCE

Quarter One: Bold Actions: Unit Overview: In this collection, students will explore what it means to face challenges fearlessly, even if it means failing in the attempt. Performance Task Preview: In response to reading, students will have the opportunity to write an argumentative essay about the bold actions of daring individuals, the risks, and the rewards of those individuals using information found in selections from the collection.

Quarter Two: Perception and Reality: Unit Overview: In this collection, students will explore how things in life are not always how we perceive them to be. Performance Task Preview: In response to reading, students will write an argumentative essay expressing their opinion of the saying, “Seeing is believing”, using information found in selections from the collection.

Quarter Three: Risk and Exploration: Unit Overview: In this collection, students will encounter individuals who must confront a compelling question: How far is too far?  Performance Task Preview: In response to reading, students will have the opportunity to write an argumentative speech persuading others whether major exploration is worth the risk, using information found in selections from the collection and their own research. TEDx talks will be this quarter.

Quarter Four: Guided by a Cause. Unit Overview: In this collection, students will consider the question: What inspires people to take action to improve their world? Performance Task Preview: At the end of this Collection, students will have the opportunity to conduct research and write an informational essay about a dramatic and deadly fire that destroyed a New York City factory in 1911. Major research report due.

TIPS

Use Quotes

To make your responses stronger, use quotes directly from the text to support your claims; embed your quotes directly into the paragraph where you have the relevant comment. Please refer to the following site for information.  Thank you. 🙂

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/03/

Elaborate Your Points More

Please remember to elaborate your points more–more of your opinion, more detail. 🙂

Read Questions Carefully and Answer All

Please read the questions carefully and respond accordingly. A particular question may have more than one response to answer.  Answer them all. 🙂