6th Grade ELA Classroom Assignments

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    The Hatchet

    Week of October 25th – 29th

    • IXL – Main Ideas
      • Hatchet Reading Journal Chapter 1-3
    • Summary of Chapter 1
    • Evidence Chart for Chapters 1&2
    • Hatchet Reading Journal Chapters 4&5
    • Quiz on Brian’s character
  • The Hatchet

    Week of November 1st - 5th 

    Edgenuity – That’s Pretty Clever, Planning and Building New Beginnings

     

    Monday – Author’s Viewpoint in Bone Detective

    Tuesday – Analyzing a Text by Comparing and Contrasting

    Wednesday – Synthesizing Information About the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

    Thursday – Denotation, and Connotation

    Friday – Creating a Yearbook Page

     

  • The Hatchet

    November 8th - 12th 

    Edgenuity – That’s Pretty Clever, Planning and Building New Beginnings

     

    Monday – Building, and Creating: Distinguishing Fact from Opinion in an Essay

    Tuesday – Objective Language in a Speech about the Brooklyn Bridge

    Wednesday – Figurative Language in a Poem about the Empire State Building

    Thursday – Happy Veterans Day

    Friday – Responding to Facts in an Informational Text 

  • The Hatchet

    Edgenuity – That’s Pretty Clever, Planning and Building New Beginnings

     

    Monday – Text Features in A Short Walk Around the Pyramids and Through the World of Art

    Tuesday – Frida Kahlo: Word Choice in a Biography

    Wednesday – Writing an Argument about a National Landmark

    Thursday – Planning & Building Unit Test

    Friday – History of Thanksgiving Activity

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7th Grade ELA Classroom Assignments


  • The Giver 

    Week of September 27th - October 1st 

     

    • Begin reading chapters 2-8
      • Analyze character interactions for Ch. 2 and draw conclusions about Jonas community
    • Split-Page Notes 
      • Continue reading Chapters 3-4 
    • Fill out vocabulary chart
    • Class discussion on notes taken and the meaning of humiliation and remorse
    • Comprehension quiz on chapters 1-4 

  • The Giver 

    Week of October 4th – October 8th

     

    • Recap on chapters 1-8. Analyze repeated incidents in the text and make inferences about their meaning (incident chart).
    • Independent reading and split notes. 
    • Discuss notes and Jonas’ character. 
    • Discuss how his perception of the community begins to change and compare it to those of the community. 
    • Quiz on Jonas’ character. 

     

  • The Giver

    Week of October 13th - October 14th  

     

    • Chapters 5-8 Quiz/IXL
    • Independent reading and split notes Chapters 9-12
      • Small group activity using 3-2-1 Summarizer
    •  Complete split notes Chapters 9-12.
      • (Class activity) Review 3-2-1 Summarizer for chapters 9-12 and summaries.

     

  • The Giver

    Week of October 19th - October 22nd

      

    • Complete Grammar Packet
    • IXL – Vocabulary Chart
    • Read Chapters 1&2 of the Hunger Games
      • Complete Practice Cold Read Task
  • The Giver

    Week of October 25th – 29th

    • IXL – Text Structure
      • Compare and contrast text and film versions of The Hunger Games.
    • Connect The Hunger Games and The Giver
    • Create a PowerPoint presentation to compare and contrast the themes of the Hunger Games and The Giver.
    • Complete PowerPoint.
    • Presentations to class.
  • The Giver

    Week of November 1st - 5th

     

    Monday – Re-read the Preamble and Chapters 1&2 of The Hunger Games.

    Make a list of current events that support or challenge the rights of the

    Preamble.  

    Tuesday – Discuss lists made and choose a topic from each to research.

    Wednesday – Review creditable resources. Find two articles about the topic to use for

    research.

    Thursday – Review citations. Write 2-3 sentences per article that connect to the topic.

    Friday – Read Chapter 13 from The Giver and summarize.

  • The Giver

    Week of November 8th - 12th 

     

    Monday – Independent reading chapters 13-16

    Tuesday – Split page notes for 13-16

    Wednesday – Analyze chapters 13-16 dialogue and perspective about his community

    Thursday – Happy Veterans Day

    Friday – Compare analysis in small group

  • The Giver

    Week of November 15th - 19th 

     

    Monday – Independent Reading of Chapters 19-22

    Tuesday – Claim, Reason, Evidence Handout

    Wednesday – Class discussion on the previous handout and Complete Incident handout

    Thursday – Complete Vocabulary Chart and begin Section 7 Split Notes

    Friday – Class review of claims, vocabulary, and Split Notes

                 History of Thanksgiving Activity

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8th Grade ELA Classroom Assignments

  • Flowers for Algernon

    Week of September 27th - October 1st 

     

    • Read the article "What's In An Inkblot? Some Say, Not Much"
      • Complete H-Chart
    •  Review article and H-Chart
      • Begin working on Argument Analysis handout 
    • Class discussion on what we learned about arguments 
      • Using their Evidence Chart, students will make their own claim
    •  Complete Evidence Chart
    •  Vocabulary Quiz  
  • Flowers for Algernon

    Week of October 4th - October 8th 

     

    • Review and revise written response to defend a claim about a literary text
      • (What’s In An Inkblot? Some Say, Not Much)
    •  Independent reading and split notes
    •  How has Charlie changed?
      •  Begin before and after surgery chart
    •  Review notes and chart. Class discussion on theories of intelligence.
    •  Quiz on Charlie's change and progression.
  • Flowers for Algernon

    Week of October 13th - October 14th 

     

    • Quiz on Section 2 – Progress Reports 6-10/ IXL
    • Complete Flowers for Algernon activity packet
    • Class discussion using “how” and “why” comprehension questions.
  • Flowers for Algernon

    Week of October 19th - October 22nd

     

    • IXL (writing strategies)
    • Continued discussion on “how” and “why” questions for Flowers for Algernon.
      • Introduced excerpt for Frankenstein.
    • Began summaries for Frankenstein
    • Complete summaries for Frankenstein.  Begin Mentor Sentences handout.

     

  • Flowers for Algernon

    Week of October 25th - 29th 

     

    • IXL – Developing and Supporting Arguments
      • Mentor Sentences handout. Complete the Progress Report Readings
    • Review Prometheus I
    • Review Flowers for Algernon
    • Review Frankenstein
    • Quiz on the similarities and differences of the three stories.
  • Flowers for Algernon

    Week of November 1st - 5th 

    Edgenuity

     

    Monday – Character Development and Perspective in “Flowers for Algernon” and Characterization and

    Foreshadowing in “Flowers for Algernon”

    Tuesday – Capitalization, Punctuation, and Spelling. Begin writing and Analysis That Compares Two Genres.

    Wednesday – Complete writing Analysis

    Thursday – Unit Quiz and Review Final Unit Review

    Friday – Unit Test

  • Flowers for Algernon

    Week of November 8th - 12th  

     

    Monday – Character Analysis Chart

    Tuesday – Write a new Progress Report from another character point of view

    Wednesday – Complete narrative writing task

    Thursday – Happy Veterans Day

    Friday – Cold read task questions

  • Flowers for Algernon/Edgenuity

    Week of November 15th - 19th 

     

    Monday – Flowers for Algernon Unit Test

    Tuesday – Q2: Rising to the Challenge, Setting Goals, and Bravery and Resistance -

    Perseverance and Rising to the Challenge: The Call of the Wild

    Wednesday – Plot and Characters in The Call of the Wild

    Thursday – Conflict, and Theme in The Call of the Wild

    Friday – Direct and Indirect Characterization in The Call of the Wild

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