Thursday, September 8, 2016

Monday/Tuesday, September 12/13, 2016

Announcements and Reminders:
   Next time in class we'll write our Book of the Month essay! Don't forget to look for internal and external conflicts in your book.  

   The next time (September 16/19) your Take-Home Quiz of the Week is due, and we'll have the spelling test on your/you're and there/their/they're.                        

Also be on the lookout for your next Book of the Month! We'll all read something that falls under the genre of Realistic Fiction.  (The story could really happen, but didn't.  Don't chose historical fiction.)       
 Find a definition and suggestions here: Realistic Fiction in a Modern Setting

If you get a cavetime slip on September 13 to go to Lab 224, that means you need to finish the SRI (the computer reading test).  After you finish it, you can come back to our classroom to work on anything else you are missing for the class. 

Thursday, September 15 from 3:30 to 8:00 pm. 
For more information, click on this link:
Parent Teacher Conference

7th Grade Students  - Please remember to sign up for a CCR appointment with your school counselor and parent. You will have until the end of the day on Monday, September 12th. Please follow the instructions on the pink paper that you were given in your English class. This will tell you how to sign up online for an appointment.

Targets for Today:

I can define key terms relating to argument writing.

I can identify examples of key argument vocabulary. 

Today’s  Agenda:

 1. Silent Reading. 

 2. Spelling review
     There- See how it has the word “here” in it? Think of places- here and there!
·      They’re- Remember how apostrophes can be like a substitution for another letter? This is another substitution! If it has the apostrophe, switch it for “they are” and see if the sentence makes sense.
·      Their- I don’t really have anything clever for this one… Any ideas? 

        The heirs to the throne looked forward to taking over their kingdom
           -- as suggested by a student!  Thank you!

3. Finish copying Argument Vocabulary.

 4. Play the Human Matching Game. Here is how:

·      8 Volunteers will wear the argument namecards for us.
·      There are 8 big posters around the room, and each one has an example of what one argument term might look like. We will read each poster one by one.
·      After reading each poster, we will have a class vote on which volunteer should go stand there. (But guess what? You really have to decide who and why. I won’t tell you the right answers until all 8 volunteers are matched with a poster!)

 5. Listen to Chapter 2 of The Outsiders.   This chapter begins on page 19. 

A1 to  10:34 in chapter 2  pg. 25
A2 to   13:30 in chapter 2  pg. 27, top of page
B5 to     in chapter 2  pg. 
B6 to     in chapter 2  pg. 

If You Were Absent:

Get ready for the Book of the Month essay next time.
Study your spelling and complete the quiz of the week for the time after. 

Use the Argument Vocabulary slideshow to copy down the terms and definitions in your composition book.      Argument Writing Vocabulary Test Preparation.pptx  To view it, click the "Download" tab. 
or go to      Argument Terms/Vocabulary

Use Cavetime/before/after school to stay caught up with our The Outsiders reading. 
A1 to  10:34 in chapter 2  pg. 25

A2 to   13:30 in chapter 2  pg. 27, top of page