On the pages above you will find notes and information regarding Language Arts. Please check here often to see what is coming up, what has been happening, news, and notes. Parents, please familiarize yourself with this website.
While we were unable to accomplish setting up student blogs on the previous date mentioned, a set up date is coming.
PLEASE CHECK BELOW FOR DUE DATES. LAST DAY INDICATES THAT THIS ASSIGNMENT WILL NO LONGER BE ACCEPTED FOR A GRADE. And please, please, please, read the grading policy below.
Students: There is a great APP on Apps Gone Free today. If you have your iPad at home you might want to download WRITING APP.
Please place the following on your calendar in order to get work turned in on time:
Please note that any work not turned in on time will have points deducted and work turned in past the final date will not be accepted.
*January 27- IRR Due
*2/4- last date to turn in IRR that was due Jan. 27 and questions for chapters 1-3 of Mississippi Trial, 1955.
*February 7- Black History project due (Parts 1 and 2) Presentations will be made in class the week of *February 11-14. NO PROJECTS WILL BE TAKEN AFTER 2/13.
*We will begin reading a biography in addition to the reading of Mississippi Trial, 1955. Daily reading and assignments will be done in class.
*Chapter questions for chapters 4-6: Mississippi Trial, 1955- Due 2/6
*Reading Responses for We Beat the Streets due after the first three chapters MONDAY, FEBRUARY10. (SEE PAGE UNDER "MORE" FOR READING RESPONSES.
*The next IRR is due March 6. From this point forward Diary of a Wimpy Kid series will not be accepted for IRRs. Picture books are not appropriate sources for IRR in seventh grade. Students should be reading grade level appropriate text.
FEBRUARY 20- QUIZ ON CHAPTERS 1-10 OF MISSISSIPPI TRIAL, 1955.
Thursday, February 27- LAST DAY TO MAKE CORRECTIONS TO MISSISSIPPI TRIAL QUIZ.
Friday, February 28- Show draft of speech in class. PRACTICE OVER THE WEEKEND.
Monday, March 3- Show final copy and be ready to practice with your group.
Tuesday, March 4-Friday, March 7- Be prepared to present speeches. Days will be assigned.
March 28- Next IRR due. (PLEASE SEE NOTE ABOVE REGARDING WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE FOR IRR.
April 22- Poetry Projects are due- NO PROJECTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.
April 25- Next IRR due- see notes above regarding what is acceptable. These will not be accepted after
April 22- Ten vocabulary organizers for Oral Traditions. Words are listed under the page Oral Traditions here on the website.
Lost Textbooks = $73.25. Please keep up with your books!
Please note the following changes in grading policy:
Beginning second quarter, graded assignments must be turned in NO LATER than three days after the due date. If an assignment is returned for correction or retake, the student has no more than three days to correct or retake the assignment. Finally, students who are absent will be granted a three day grace period for each absence to get work made up. After that grade period the work will not be accepted for a grade and a grade of 40 will be assigned. (While a 40 for doing nothing may seem odd to some, it is school policy and will, therefore, be the policy of this classroom.)
We have now been in school for more than 90 days. Much time has been lost by students who do not show up to class with paper, pencils, books to read, literature books and notebooks. Therefore, beginning Monday, the first day of the new grading period, students who come to class without materials will be given an after school detention. One grading period is ample time to learn procedures and expectations. Please remind your child to bring his/her materials to class daily.
This is a classroom. Therefore, it is to be a learning environment.
Go directly to your assigned seat and begin the first assignment on the board.
Expect to have consequences if you do not do the above.
Everyone in the group does not think or act like you. Keep that in mind as you work on group projects. Everyone's opinion and ideas are valuable, so everyone should have an opportunity to be heard and to contribute. Everyone is to contribute. No one should let the other group members do all the work.
Go to your seat and read quietly.
You will be assigned a day to go to the media center.
There will be enough passes for your group to go. You must sign out and into the classroom to be able to go.
Anyone who goes to the media center should come back with a book to read. If you do not need a book, do not go. The purpose of these passes is to check out a book. Go there, do that and come straight back. Instruction will NOT be held up because you chose to delay returning to class. Be quiet and respectful while you are outside the classroom.
If you do not comply with these rules, you will lose your media center pass privilege and you will need to use your time (lunch, before school, etc.) to check out books.
iPads are to stay in their bags when not in use. Bags should be hung on the back of your chair.
Other Important Items
Classwork will be checked more often this grading period.
Expect to be writing much more. Writing assignments will be due every three weeks. These will be assigned and done outside of class. Writing conferences will be held to discuss your work. Be prepared. I cannot help you with your writing if you have done no writing.
IRR will also be done every three weeks. If you fail to turn this in, a grade of 40 will be recorded.
Get an iPad APP or use the calendar to record due dates. Get organized. You must learn to keep up with your work.