• SECOND TRIMESTER: 

    1-27-23 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Unit 6 vocabulary, synonyms 16-20 and the next three sentences   

    ~ return vocabulary Unit 5 test

    ~ DWL #4-C (sentence correction in composition book)    

    ~ return and discuss/correct the plot diagram for "Rogue Wave" 

    ~ return and discuss/correct "Analyzing the Text (16)" responses

    ~ discuss and correct responses for the "Rogue Wave" and "Amigo Brothers" study guide

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 6 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class. 

    2.  The grading period for Trimester 2 progress reports closes today.  If you have any missing assignments, please be sure to have all work submitted by 3:00 p.m. today.

    3.  The literature selection test for "Rogue Wave" and "Amigo Brothers" is next Tuesday, January 31.  You will need your charged Chromebook and all notes for both stories.   

    4.  Unit 6 vocabulary test is next Thursday, February 2; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.   

     

    1-25-23 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Unit 6 vocabulary, synonyms 11-15 and the next three sentences   

    ~ return vocabulary Unit 5 synonyms and sentences

    ~ finish and discuss CTR: "Bigger Challenges/Obstacles" (written response in composition book)  

    ~ Quizizz (Plot, "Rogue Wave, and "Amigo Brothers") - all posted in GC 

    ~ work on study guide (not for submission and responses do not need to be complete sentences) for "Rogue Wave" and "Amigo Brothers" - posted in GC   

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 6 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class. 

    2.  The grading period for Trimester 2 progress reports closes this Friday, January 27.  If you have any missing assignments, please be sure to have all work submitted by 3:00 p.m. this Friday.

    3.  Unit 6 vocabulary test is next Thursday, February 2; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.   

    4.  The literature selection test for "Rogue Wave" and "Amigo Brothers" will be either next Tuesday, January 31, or Monday, February 6.

     

    1-23-23 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Unit 6 vocabulary, synonyms 6-10 and the next three sentences   

    ~ issue printout of FastBridge reading assessment scores 

    ~ DWL #4-B (sentence correction in composition book)  

    ~ "Amigo Brothers" - discuss ending; recap and notes

    ~ Quizizz ("Amigo Brothers")

    ~ complete Review and Assess (2-5) questions for "Amigo Brothers"

    ~ CTR: "Bigger Challenges/Obstacles" (written response in composition book)    

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 6 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class. 

    2.  The grading period for Trimester 2 progress reports closes this Friday, January 27.  If you have any missing assignments, please be sure to have all work submitted by 3:00 p.m. this Friday.

    3.  Unit 6 vocabulary test is next Thursday, February 2; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.   

    4.  The literature selection test for "Rogue Wave" and "Amigo Brothers" will be either next Tuesday, January 31, or Monday, February 6.

     

    1-19-23 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ begin Unit 6 vocabulary, synonyms 1-5 and the first three sentences     

    ~ DWL #4-A (sentence correction in composition book)  

    ~ "Chapter 8: Sentence Workshop" (edit paragraph A)

    ~ "Amigo Brothers" (294-end) - recap and finish reading, discussing, and notes

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 6 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  Finish reading "Amigo Brothers."

    3.  The grading period for Trimester 2 progress reports closes next Friday, January 27.  If you have any missing assignments, please be sure to have all work submitted by 3:00 p.m. next Friday.  

    4.  Unit 6 vocabulary test will be on Thursday, February 2; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.  

     

    1-17-23 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Unit 5 vocabulary test scores are posted.

    ~ "2023 Goals" assignment due today

    ~ FastBridge FASTtrack Reading Assessment (access via ClassLink)

    ~ IXL sections B.1 or B.2 (Theme) and F.4 or F. 5 (Figures of Speech)  

    ~ "Amigo Brothers" (291-294) - recap and continue reading, discussing, and notes

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 6 vocabulary list to class.

     

    1-12-23 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Unit 5 vocabulary test - collect synonyms and sentences  

    ~ discuss CTR: "Friendship" (written response in composition book)  

    ~ Quizizz (Plot and Parts of Speech) - 5A

    ~ "Amigo Brothers" - begin reading, discussing, and notes

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 6 vocabulary list to class.

    2.  The “One Word for the New Year” assignment is posted/due in GC by 11:59 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 16.

    3.  Please use ink (any color or different colors for each box) for the “2023 Goals” assignment - due Tues., Jan. 17.  You may also color the "2023" numbers if you want.  

    4.  Please bring a listening device to class next Tuesday, Jan. 17, for this trimester's FastBridge Assessment.

     

    1-10-23 
    CLASS WORK: Welcome Back and Happy New Year!  

    ~ discuss new year reminders and middle school information (shared in homeroom)    

    ~ discuss missing/late assignments and grammar test corrections

    ~ vocabulary Unit 5 Kahoot review (posted in GC)

    ~ explain and discuss "One Word for the New Year" assignment (posted and due in GC)

    ~ CTR: "Rose, Bud, and Thorn Check-in" (written response in composition book)  

    ~ issue and explain "2023 Goals" assignment 

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 5 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  Unit 5 vocabulary test is this Thursday, January 12; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test. 

    3.  The “One Word for the New Year” assignment is posted/due in GC by 11:59 p.m. on Mon., Jan. 16.

    4.  Please use ink (any color or different colors for each box) for the “2023 Goals” assignment - due Tues., Jan. 17.  You may also color the "2023" numbers if you want.  

     

    12-21-22 
    CLASS WORK: I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy holiday; see you next year! School resumes on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023 (A day).      

    ~ review for grammar test     

    ~ grammar test

    ~ vocabulary Unit 5, synonyms 16-20 and the next three sentences    

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 5 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  Unit 5 vocabulary test will be on Thursday, January 12; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test. 

     

    12-19-22 
    CLASS WORK:   

    ~ Unit 5 vocabulary, synonyms 11-15 and the next three sentences     

    ~ return Voc. 4 test

    ~ DWL #3-D and collect 

    ~ Quizizz (Sentence Structure) and (Fragments, Run-ons, and Sentences)

    ~ finish "20.2 Classifying Sentences by Structure (Practice 2)" worksheet (Ex. 3)

    ~ complete "21.4 Correcting Sentence Fragments (Practice 2)" worksheet (Ex. 1, 1-15) 

    ~ Kahoot and Blooket grammar reviews for this Wednesday's test

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 5 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  The grammar test is this Wednesday, Dec. 21.  You may use a 3x5 handwritten note card (front and back) when taking this test.  You can review/study by referring to worksheets completed in class, Level Up Tutorials in HRW, IXL lessons, and the notes posted in GC.  There are also twelve Quizizz reviews posted in GC.

    3.  Unit 5 vocabulary test will be on Thursday, January 12; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test. 

     

    12-15-22 
    CLASS WORK:   

    ~ Unit 5 vocabulary, synonyms 6-10 and the next three sentences     

    ~ Quizizz (Identify Subject and Verbs)

    ~ DWL #3-C (sentence correction in composition book)

    ~ begin "20.2 Classifying Sentences by Structure (Practice 2)" worksheet (Exs. 1 and 2) 

    ~ Kahoot grammar review

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 5 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  The grammar test will be next Wednesday, Dec. 21.  You may use a 3x5 handwritten note card (front and back) when taking this test.  You can review/study by referring to worksheets completed in class, Level Up Tutorials in HRW, IXL lessons, and the notes posted in GC.

    3.  Unit 5 vocabulary test will be on Thursday, January 12; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test. 

     

    12-13-22 
    CLASS WORK:   

    ~ collect plot diagram assignment

    ~ begin Unit 5 vocabulary, synonyms 1-5 and the first three sentences     

    ~ Quizizz (Sentence Review)

    ~ DWL #3-B (sentence correction in composition book)

    ~ Quizizz (Identify Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences)    

    ~ finish "Chapter Review" grammar worksheet (Ex. B, 6-10, and Ex. 5, 1-5)

    ~ CTR: "Friendship" (written response in composition book)  

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 5 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  The grammar test will be next Wednesday, Dec. 21.  You may use a 3x5 handwritten note card (front and back) when taking this test.  You can review/study by referring to worksheets completed in class, Level Up Tutorials in HRW, IXL lessons, and the notes posted in GC.  

    3.  Unit 5 vocabulary test will be on Thursday, January 12; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test. 

     

    12-9-22 
    CLASS WORK:   

    ~ Unit 4 vocabulary test scores are posted; complete test corrections by Thursday, Dec. 15.

    ~ share District FIAB Assessment results

    ~ Quizizz (Identify Sentence Structure)

    ~ continue "Chapter Review" grammar worksheet (Ex. B, 1-5)

    ~ DWL #3-A (sentence correction in composition book)     

    ~ explain, issue, and work on the plot diagram for "Rogue Wave" (worksheet)  

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  Your "Analyzing the Text (16)" responses are due in GC by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 12.  

    3.  Your completed plot diagram for "Rogue Wave" is due on Tuesday, Dec. 13.  Your responses do not need to be complete sentences; however, they must be specific and correct.  Please also remember to include page numbers for the following elements:  Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, and Resolution.  Remember to refer to HRW page 15 and the plot Google Slides in GC if you need reminders, definitions, or examples of these terms.

     

    12-7-22 
    CLASS WORK:   

    ~ Unit 4 vocabulary test - collect synonyms and sentences

    ~ IXL review (DD.3)    

    ~ begin "Chapter Review" grammar worksheet (Ex. A, 1-10)  

    ~ "Rogue Wave" (HRW 11-14 = 3A) - recap and finish reading, discussing, notes   

    ~ Kahoot Grammar Review (5A)

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

     

    12-5-22 
    CLASS WORK:   

    ~ Unit 4 vocabulary Kahoot review (posted in GC)

    ~ IXL review (7DD.3 or 8EE.3)    

    ~ complete "20.2 Classifying Sentences by Structure" worksheet (Ex. 2 second side)  

    ~ "Rogue Wave" (HRW 7-10 = 3A and 8-14 = 5A) - recap and continue reading, discussing, notes   

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 4 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  Unit 4 vocabulary test is this Wednesday, December 7; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.  

     

    FIRST TRIMESTER: 

    12-1-22 
    CLASS WORK: T1 ends Dec. 2 (late work due by 3:00 p.m.)    

    ~ District FIAB Assessment 

    ~ Unit 4 vocabulary, synonyms 16-20 and the next three sentences   

    ~ Level Up Tutorials: Classifying Sentences by Structure / Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

    ~ IXL review (CC.1, CC.3, and/or DD.3)    

    ~ "Rogue Wave" (HRW 6-7) - recap and continue reading, discussing, notes   

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 4 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  Optional paragraph revisions for the Selection Test - Constructed Responses need to be completed by this Friday, Dec. 2.  Please see comment posted in Student Connect.

    3.  If you are interested in attending the OUHSD STEAM Day on Dec. 10, your completed application is due to your homeroom teacher tomorrow, Dec. 2.  See post and application in GC.  

    4.  Unit 4 vocabulary test is next Wednesday, December 7; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.  

     

    11-29-22 
    CLASS WORK: T1 ends Dec. 2 (late work due by 3:00 p.m.)    

    ~ Unit 4 vocabulary, synonyms 11-15 and the next three sentences   

    ~ return vocabulary Unit 3 test 

    ~ Quizizz (Identify Sentence Structure)    

    ~ continue "20.2 Classifying Sentences by Structure" worksheet (Ex. 1 second side)  

    ~ return and discuss "Seventh Grade" and "Heartbeat" selection test

    ~ "Rogue Wave" (HRW 3-5) - recap and continue reading, discussing, notes   

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger), Unit 4 vocabulary work (2 papers), and a listening device to class.

    2.  Optional paragraph revisions for the Selection Test - Constructed Responses need to be completed by this Friday, Dec. 2.  Please see comment posted in Student Connect.

    3.  If you are interested in attending the OUHSD STEAM Day on Dec. 10, your completed application is due to your homeroom teacher by Friday, Dec. 2.  See post and application in GC.  

    4.  Unit 4 vocabulary test is next Wednesday, December 7; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.  

     

    11-18-22 
    CLASS WORK: T1 ends Dec. 2 (late work due by 3:00 p.m.)    

    ~ Unit 4 vocabulary, synonyms 6-10 and the next three sentences   

    ~ DWL #2-D and collect

    ~ return vocabulary Unit 3 synonyms and sentences  

    ~ Kahoot (Grammar Review)    

    ~ Kahoot (Thanksgiving Trivia)

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 4 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  If you are interested in attending the OUHSD STEAM Day on Dec. 10, your completed application is due to your homeroom teacher by Friday, Dec. 2.  See post and application in GC.  

    3.  Unit 4 vocabulary test will be on Wednesday, December 7; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.  

     

    11-16-22 
    CLASS WORK: T1 ends Dec. 2 (late work due by 3:00 p.m.)    

    ~ begin Unit 4 vocabulary, synonyms 1-5 and the first three sentences   

    ~ DWL #2-C (sentence correction in composition book)

    ~ Blooket (Identify Simple and Compound Sentences)     

    ~ continue "20.2 Classifying Sentences by Structure" worksheet (Ex. 2)

    ~ discuss "What Are Rogue Waves?" article and Kahoot

    ~ discuss CTR: "Challenges, Choices, Risks" (written response in composition book) 

    ~ "Rogue Wave" (HRW 3) - begin reading, discussing, notes 

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 4 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  If you are interested in attending the OUHSD STEAM Day on Dec. 10, your completed application is due to your homeroom teacher by Friday, Dec. 2.  See post and application in GC.  

    3.  Unit 4 vocabulary test will be on Wednesday, December 7; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.    

     

    11-14-22 
    CLASS WORK: T1 ends Dec. 2 (late work due by 3:00 p.m.)    

    ~ vocabulary Unit 3 test - collect synonyms and sentences   

    ~ begin "20.2 Classifying Sentences by Structure" worksheet (Ex. 1)

    ~ read "What Are Rogue Waves?" article (pages 58-60) - posted in GC

    ~ CTR: "Challenges, Choices, Risks" (written response in composition book) and discuss 

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  Be sure to finish reading the "What Are Rogue Waves?" article.  Be ready for a quiz this Wednesday, Nov. 16.

    3.  If you are interested in attending the OUHSD STEAM Day on Dec. 10, your completed application is due to your homeroom teacher by Friday, Dec. 2.  See post and application in GC.

     

    11-9-22 
    CLASS WORK:     

    ~ "Seventh Grade" and "Heartbeat" Selection Test

    ~ vocabulary Unit 3 Kahoot review posted in GC

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  Unit 3 vocabulary test is next Monday, November 14; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.    

    3.  If you are interested in attending the OUHSD STEAM Day on Dec. 10, your completed application is due to your homeroom teacher by Friday, Dec. 2.  See post and application in GC.

     

    11-7-22 
    CLASS WORK:     

    ~ Unit 3 vocabulary, synonyms 16-20 and next three sentences (lists posted on my teacher page and in GC)      

    ~ review of theme (Google Slides posted in GC) -3A

    ~ return and discuss "Seventh Grade" R/A responses (3A) 

    ~ complete and discuss "Seventh Grade" and "Heartbeat" study guide (posted in GC)

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  “Seventh Grade” and “Heartbeat” selection test is this Wednesday, Nov. 9.  You will need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen.

    3.  Unit 3 vocabulary test is next Monday, November 14; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.    

    4.  If you are interested in attending the OUHSD STEAM Day on Dec. 10, your completed application is due to your homeroom teacher by Friday, Dec. 2.  See post and application in GC.

     

    11-3-22 
    CLASS WORK:     

    ~ Unit 3 vocabulary, synonyms 11-15 and next three sentences (lists posted on my teacher page and in GC)      

    ~ return Voc. 2 test 

    ~ Quizizz (Identify Prepositional Phrases) 

    ~ complete prepositional/appositive phrases worksheet (3A)

    ~ return and discuss "Seventh Grade" R/A responses (5A) 

    ~ explain and begin working on Venn diagram and plot summary assignment (handout)

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  Completed Venn diagram and plot summaries are due on Monday, Nov. 7.  You may use pen or pencil for this.  Answers do not need to be complete sentences; however, please make sure your handwriting is neat/legible.

    3.  “Seventh Grade” and “Heartbeat” selection test is next Wednesday, Nov. 9.  You will need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen.

    4.  Unit 3 vocabulary test will be on Monday, November 14; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.    

    5.  If you are interested in attending the OUHSD STEAM Day on Dec. 10, your completed application is due to your homeroom teacher by Friday, Dec. 2.  See post and application in GC.

     

    11-1-22 
    CLASS WORK:  

    ~ share/explain information about OUHSD STEAM Day (posted in GC) - application due by Dec. 2 

    ~ DWL #2-B (sentence correction in composition book)    

    ~ Unit 3 vocabulary, synonyms 6-10 and next three sentences (lists posted on my teacher page and in GC)      

    ~ Quizizz ("Heartbeat") - 3A

    ~ Quizizz (Identify Prepositional Phrases) - 5A  

    ~ review plot elements for "Heartbeat" (3A)

    ~ ICES and RACES writing reminders (3A) - posted in GC

    ~ "Heartbeat" (CR 30) - compose responses for #6 and Short Response (3A)

    ~ review of theme (Google Slides presentation) - 5A

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  Unit 3 vocabulary test will be on Monday, November 14; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.    

    3.  If you are interested in attending the OUHSD STEAM Day on Dec. 10, your completed application is due to your homeroom teacher by Friday, Dec. 2.

     

    10-26-22 
    CLASS WORK:  No school this Friday, Oct. 28, or next Monday, Oct. 31

    ~ DWL #2-A (sentence correction in composition book)    

    ~ begin Unit 3 vocabulary, synonyms 1-5 and first three sentences (lists posted on my teacher page and in GC)      

    ~ Quizizz (Figurative Language)

    ~ review plot elements for "Heartbeat"

    ~ recap ICES and RACES writing reminders (5A)  

    ~ "Heartbeat" (CR) - recap/finish reading, discussing, notes (Short Response CR 30) 

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  Unit 3 vocabulary test will be on Monday, November 14; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.    

     

    10-24-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Kahoot (Identify Subjects, Verbs, Fragments, Run-ons, Sentences)

    ~ Quizizz (Prepositional Phrases)

    ~ continue "Prepositional / Appositive Phrases" worksheet

    ~ "Heartbeat" (CR) - recap and continue reading, discussing, notes  

    ~ discuss ICES and RACES writing reminders (5A)

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

     

    10-20-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ IXL review - section CC.7 (fragments, run-ons, sentences)

    ~ finish "4-A Understanding the Sentence Unit" worksheet and submit

    ~ "Heartbeat" (CR) - continue reading, discussing, notes  

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

     

    10-18-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Unit 2 vocabulary test - collect synonyms and sentences

    ~ Level Up Tutorials (Prepositions-Prepositional Phrases & Appositives-Appositive Phrases) - 3A 

    ~ IXL review - sections DD.2 (appositives) and LL.1 (prepositions) - 5A

    ~ "20.1 Prepositional Phrases/Appositive Phrases" worksheet  

    ~ "Heartbeat" (CR) - begin reading, discussing, notes  

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

     

    10-12-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Unit 2 vocabulary - Kahoot (posted in GC)

    ~ Quizizz (Identifying Fragments, Run-on, Sentences) - 3A

    ~ "4-A Understanding the Sentence Unit" grammar worksheet (3A) 

    ~ complete "Quoting vs. Paraphrasing" review worksheet - period 3A  

    ~ Level Up Tutorials (Prepositions-Prepositional Phrases & Appositives-Appositive Phrases) - 5A  

    ~ "20.1 Prepositional Phrases/Appositive Phrases" worksheet (5A)

    ~ vocabulary Unit 2 word search puzzle (5A)

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 2 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  Unit 2 vocabulary test is next Tuesday, October 18; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.  

     

    10-12-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Unit 2 vocabulary, synonyms 16-20 and next three sentences

    ~ Quizizz (Identifying Fragments, Run-on, Sentences)  

    ~ "4-A Understanding the Sentence Unit" grammar worksheet (use "Sentence - Clause Notes" as a reference) 

    ~ recap and finish discussing Burger Notes (posted in GC) - period 3A 

    ~ Quizizz (Citing Textual Evidence) - per. 3A  

    ~ "Quoting vs. Paraphrasing" review worksheet - period 3A

    ~ "Heartbeat" - begin reading, discussing, notes (5A)

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 2 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  Unit 2 vocabulary test is next Tuesday, October 18; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.  

     

    10-10-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Unit 2 vocabulary, synonyms 11-15 and next three sentences

    ~ IXL - CC.5 and DD.3 (review and practice)

    ~ "4-A Understanding the Sentence Unit" grammar worksheet (use "Sentence - Clause Notes" as a reference) 

    ~ Quizizz (Citing Textual Evidence) - period 3A

    ~ discuss Burger Notes (posted in GC)

    ~ Quizizz (Identifying Fragments, Run-on, Sentences & Direct Quotations/Textual Evidence) - per. 5A

    ~ "Quoting vs. Paraphrasing" review worksheet - period 5A

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 2 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  Unit 2 vocabulary test is next Tuesday, October 18; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.  

     

    10-6-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Unit 2 vocabulary, synonyms 6-10 and next three sentences

    ~ return Unit 1 vocabulary test and synonyms and sentences

    ~ review "Sentence - Clause Notes" (posted in GC)

    ~ "4-A Understanding the Sentence Unit" grammar worksheet  

    ~ CTR: "Seventh Grade" (period 3A)

    ~ Quizizz (Citing Textual Evidence) - period 5A

    ~ begin discussing Burger Notes (period 5A)

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 2 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  Responses for "Seventh Grade" R/A are due in GC by 11:59 p.m. today, Oct. 6. (period 3A only)  

    3.  All late work is due by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct.7; the grading period for progress reports ends that day.  

    4.  Unit 2 vocabulary test will be on Tuesday, October 18; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.  

     

    10-4-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ begin Unit 2 vocabulary, synonyms 1-5 and first three sentences

    ~ DWL #1-D and collect

    ~ "Seventh Grade" - recap and finish reading, discussing, notes (period 3A)

    ~ (period 3A) begin working on "Seventh Grade" R/A assignment (posted and due in GC)  

    ~ "My Colege Essay" example and discussion (period 5A)

    ~ (period 5A) CTR: "Seventh Grade" (written response in composition book)  

    ~ begin "4-A Understanding the Sentence Unit" worksheet (period 5A)

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 2 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  Responses for "Seventh Grade" R/A are due in GC by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6. (period 3A only)  

    3.  All late work is due by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct.7; the grading period for progress reports ends that day.  

    4.  Unit 2 vocabulary test will be on Tuesday, October 18; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.  

     

    9-30-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Quizizz (Identify Dependent and Independent Clauses) - period 3A

    ~ finish "Chapter 15: The Clause" worksheet - period 3A

    ~ DWL #1-C (sentence correction in composition book) - period 3A 

    ~ Kahoot review (period 5A) 

    ~ discuss Elements of Plot post in GC

    ~ "Seventh Grade" - recap and finish reading, discussing, notes

    ~ begin working on "Seventh Grade" R/A assignment (posted and due in GC)

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  Finish reading "Seventh Grade" (period 3A only).

    3.  Responses for "Seventh Grade" R/A are due in GC by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 3. (period 5A only)

    4.  Be sure not to lose Unit 2 list of vocabulary words.  We will start this Unit next Tuesday, Oct. 4.

    5.  All late work is due by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct.7; the grading period for progress reports ends that day.

     

    9-28-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Quizizz (Identify Dependent and Independent Clauses)  

    ~ continue "Chapter 15: The Clause" worksheet

    ~ finish "Chapter 15: The Clause" worksheet (period 5A) 

    ~ DWL #1-B (sentence correction in composition book) - period 3A; DWL #1-C (sentence correction in composition book) - period 5A

    ~ "Seventh Grade" - recap and continue reading, discussing, notes

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  Be sure not to lose Unit 2 list of vocabulary words.  We will start this Unit next Tuesday, Oct. 4.

     

    9-26-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ vocabulary Unit 1 test; collect synonyms and sentences

    ~ begin "Chapter 15: The Clause" worksheet

    ~ Quizizz (Stages of Plot)

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  Be sure not to lose Unit 2 list of vocabulary words.

     

    9-22-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ vocabulary Unit 1 Kahoot  (link posted in GC)

    ~ finish and collect "The Basic Sentence" worksheet

    ~ DWL #1-A (sentence correction in composition book) - period 3A 

    ~ DWL #1-B (sentence correction in composition book) - period 5A

    ~ Quizizz (Identify Fragments, Run-ons, and Sentences) - period 5A  

    ~ CTR: "Plot" (written response in composition book)

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 1 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  LPSSA Universal PG-rated Movie Permission Slip is due to your homeroom teacher by this Friday, Sept. 23.  

    3.  Unit 1 vocabulary test is next Monday, September 26; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.

     

    9-20-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ FASTtrack Reading assessment (access via ClassLink)

    ~ Unit 1 vocabulary, synonyms 16-20 and next three sentences (lists posted on my teacher page and in GC)

    ~ continue "The Basic Sentence" worksheet

    ~ DWL #1-A (sentence correction in composition book) - period 5A only 

    ~ discuss CTR: "Color Your World" (written response in composition book)

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 1 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  LPSSA Universal PG-rated Movie Permission Slip is due to your homeroom teacher by this Friday, Sept. 23.  

    3.  Unit 1 vocabulary test is next Monday, September 26; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.

     

    9-16-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Unit 1 vocabulary, synonyms 11-15 and next three sentences (lists posted on my teacher page and in GC)

    ~ Quizizz (Identifying Subjects and Verbs)

    ~ return "Recognizing Word Groups" and "2-1 Parts of Speech" worksheet 

    ~ Quizizz (Literary Elements and Figurative Language) - 3A only

    ~ finish "Figurative Language Review Quiz" worksheet - 3A only

    ~ issue and begin "The Basic Sentence" worksheet

    ~ Quizizz (Identifying Fragments and Sentences) - 5A only

    ~ CTR: "Color Your World" (written response in composition book)

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 1 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  LPSSA Universal PG-rated Movie Permission Slip is due to your homeroom teacher by next Friday, Sept. 23.  

    3.  Unit 1 vocabulary test will be on Monday, September 26; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.

     

    9-14-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Unit 1 vocabulary, synonyms 6-10 and next three sentences (lists posted on my teacher page and in GC)

    ~ Quizizz (Parts of Speech)

    ~ finish and collect "Recognizing Word Groups" and "2-1 Parts of Speech" worksheet 

    ~ Quizizz (Literary Elements and Figurative Language)

    ~ issue and begin "Figurative Language Review Quiz" worksheet

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 1 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  Unit 1 vocabulary test will be on Monday, September 26; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.

     

    9-12-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ explain California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) - forms being updated

    ~ issue and begin Unit 1 vocabulary, synonyms 1-5 and first three sentences (lists posted on my teacher page and in GC)

    ~ Quizizz (Parts of Speech review)

    ~ watch parts of speech review video (posted in GC)

    ~ continue working on "Recognizing Word Groups" worksheet 

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) and Unit 1 vocabulary work (2 papers) to class.

    2.  Unit 1 vocabulary test will be on Monday, September 26; synonyms and sentences are due.  You will also need a sheet of notebook paper and a blue or black pen for the test.

     

    9-8-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ explain Google Keep (posted in GC)

    ~ discuss "GOALS" and "School Culture" assignments

    ~ finish "Back to School" and "Crazy English" worksheet (discuss homographs)

    ~ watch parts of speech review video (posted in GC)

    ~ issue and begin "Recognizing Word Groups" worksheet 

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  "2022-2023 GOALS" revisions/fixes are due by 11:59 p.m. today.

    3.  "School Culture" responses (Google Form) due date extended to 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, Sept. 9.

    4.  Please remember to leave me a comment in GC if/when you submit "GOALS" revisions or "School Culture" responses.

     

    9-6-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Digital Citizenship ~ "My Social Media Life" (discussion, activity, parent/guardian handout)

    ~ issue and begin "Back to School" activity

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  School Culture ~ Reflection and Action assignment is posted and due in GC by 11:59 p.m. today.  

     

    9-1-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ recap and conclude School Culture activity 

    ~ explain School Culture ~ Reflection and Action assignment (posted in GC)

    ~ allow time to finish working on "Owl About Me!" activity

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  School Culture ~ Reflection and Action assignment is posted and due in GC by 11:59 p.m., next Tuesday, Sept. 6.  

     

    8-30-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ collect signed/dated bottom portion of syllabus 

    ~ seating chart

    ~ join Google Classroom and GoGuardian

    ~ recap attitude, goals, success, and GOALS Google Slides presentation/discussion

    ~ begin School Culture activity ~ watch two short videos

    ~ allow time to continue working on "Owl About Me!" activity

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  "2022-2023 GOALS" assignment is posted and due in GC by 11:59 p.m. today, Aug. 30.    

    3.  Bring colored pencils and/or markers to class this Thursday, Sept. 1, if you prefer to use your own.

     

    8-26-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ recap syllabus ~ explain the procedure for quiz/test corrections

    ~ join Google Classroom and GoGuardian

    ~ discuss attitude, goals, and success

    ~ recap and finish GOALS Google Slides presentation/discussion

    ~ explain and allow class time to begin GOALS assignment ~ posted and due in GC 

    ~ begin "Owl About Me!" activity

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  Bring colored pencils and/or markers to class next Tuesday, Aug. 30, if you prefer to use your own.

    3.  "2022-2023 GOALS" assignment is posted and due in GC by 11:59 p.m. next Tuesday, Aug. 30.  

    4.  Completed/signed bottom portion of the ELA syllabus is due by next Thursday, Sept. 1.

     

    8-24-22 
    CLASS WORK: 

    ~ Kid President short videos

    ~ discuss syllabus

    ~ GOALS Google Slides presentation/discussion

    REMINDERS:  When submitting late work, please remember to let me know (comment in GC or email), thank you. 

    1.  Be sure to bring your charged Chromebook (and charger) to class.

    2.  Bring colored pencils and/or markers to class this Friday, Aug. 30, if you prefer to use your own.

    3.  Completed/signed bottom portion of the ELA syllabus is due by next Thursday, Sept. 1.