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Language Arts 7: Pd. 1
Instructor: Ms. Sackerman   
Welcome to 
Mrs. Sackerman's 

language arts website.
 
The homework is posted each Monday for the entire week on this website.  Please be sure to check your agenda book for any updates or changes.
 
 

A new lesson of vocabulary is reviewed each week.  You have a vocabulary quiz every other week.  This means whenever the lesson is an even number, you will have a quiz that Friday!  Be sure to make flashcards of the 20 vocabulary words to earn FIVE (5) extra credit points on your quiz.
 
 

 
 

I look forward to a great year together!
Announcements
4.3-4.7
Monday: Vocabulary page 169 – Quiz on Friday
Tuesday: Vocabulary page 170-171 – Quiz on Friday, Finish paragraph- submit on Google
Wednesday: Vocabulary page 171-171- Quiz on Friday, Revisions due Friday
Thursday: Vocabulary Quiz is tomorrow; Revisions due tomorrow
Friday: None

3.27-3.31 HW
Monday:
Vocabulary page 163
Finish your conclusion paragraph and proofread your essay
Essay and Works Cited due on Wednesday

Tuesday:
Vocabulary page 164-165
Essay and Works Cited due on Wednesday

Wednesday:
Vocabulary page 166-167
Complete paragraph response (compare/contrast theme)

Thursday:
Plan response paragraph and submit on Google Classroom

Friday:
Open-Ended response
3.20-3.27 HW
Monday:
Vocab. pg 155- Quiz on Friday
Research- brainstorm 3 reasons/claims for your side of the issue

Tuesday:
Vocab. Pg 156-157 – Quiz on Friday
Finish your planner

Wednesday:
Vocab. Pg 157-158 – Quiz on Friday
Finish drafting your introduction paragraph

Thursday:
Study for your vocabulary quiz
Finish drafting reason #1 and reason #2 paragraphs

Friday:
Finish reason #3/refutation paragraph
3.13-3.17 HW
Monday:
Vocabulary page 149-151
Research! Complete Tasks #2 & #3 on Google

Tuesday:
Vocabulary page 151-152
Complete Task #4 – Dot & Jot

Wednesday:
Research- Dot & Jot

Thursday:
Research

Friday:
Final day to research.
Complete Task #5 of Google Doc

3.6-3.10 HW

For Thursday’s Sentence Quiz:
For your quiz, be able to define: Simple, Compound, and Complex sentences Fragment Run-On Sentence Clause Subject Predicate
Be able to identify: Simple, Compound, and Complex sentences
Monday: Vocabulary page 143- Quiz on Friday Color-Coded Essay due tomorrow Sentence Quiz on Thursday
Tuesday: Vocabulary page 144-145- Quiz on Friday Sentence Quiz on Thursday Sentence Practice Wednesday: Vocabulary page 145-146 – Quiz on Friday Sentence Quiz is tomorrow
Thursday: Vocabulary Quiz is tomorrow Research Animal Testing- Dot & Jot
Friday: Research Animal Testing- Dot & Jot



2.27-3.3 HW
Homework:

Monday:
  1. Vocabulary page 135
  2. Revise your body paragraphs for transitions, sources, and explanations

Tuesday:
  1. Vocabulary page 136-137
  2. Revise for parenthetical references
  3. Draft conclusion paragraph

Wednesday:
  1. Vocabulary page 137-138
  2. Revise conclusion

Thursday:
  1. Make sure your essay does not have any fragments or run-on sentences.

Friday:
  1. Finish your Works Cited
  2. Essay is due on Tuesday
2.21-2.24
*Revisions for ANWR essay are due Friday. There will be no late exceptions. Revision requirements are:
  1. Choose which part of your essay you are revising (introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion).
  2. Complete the revision using the “Essay Revision Outline.”
  3. Print out your Revision Outline and staple it to your ORIGINAL essay with the rubric attached.


Tuesday:
  1. Vocabulary page 129-131 – Quiz on Friday
  2. Planner due tomorrow
  3. Optional: ANWR revisions due Friday

Wednesday:
  1. Vocabulary page 131-132 – Quiz on Friday
  2. Finish typing your introduction paragraph
  3. Optional: ANWR revisions due Friday

Thursday:
  1. Vocabulary Quiz is tomorrow
  2. Type body paragraphs 1 & 2
  3. Optional: ANWR revisions due Friday

Friday:
  1. Finish your body paragraphs
2.13-2.16HW
Monday: Read "Thirst" and dot and jot, Optional Parts of Speech Makeup (On a piece of loose-leaf paper, write the following: 1) the definition of each of the nine parts of speech 2) two sentences showing examples of the part of speech. This must be stapled to your quiz- due tomorrow)
Tuesday: Vocabulary page 123, Research Solution #1- Janicki Omniprocessor and dot & jot notes (including links from Google Doc)
Wednesday: Vocabulary page 124-125, Finish researching Solution #1, Begin researching for Solution #2
Thursday: Vocabulary page 125-126, Finish researching Solution #2, Be ready to plan tomorrow
Friday: Finish your planner over the weekend
2.6-2.10 HW
Monday:
Vocabulary page 115 – Quiz on Friday
Essay & Works Cited is due tomorrow

Tuesday:
Vocabulary page 116-117 – Quiz on Friday
Finish reading article

Wednesday:
Vocabulary page 117-118- Quiz Friday
Research problem

Thursday:
Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow!
Continue researching problem – Start researching the solution

Friday:
Research Solution #1- Janicki Omniprocessor and dot & jot notes
1.30-2.3
Monday:
Vocabulary page 109
Parts of Speech Quiz on Friday
Finish typing one body paragraph tonight

Tuesday:
Vocabulary page 110-111
Parts of Speech Quiz on Friday
Finish typing all body paragraphs tonight

Wednesday:
Vocabulary page 111-112
Parts of Speech Quiz on Friday
Finish typing conclusion paragraph tonight

Thursday:
Study for tomorrow’s Parts of Speech Quiz
Proofread your essay

Friday:
Finish Works Cited
Essay due Tuesday
1.23-1.27 HW
Monday:
  1. Vocabulary page 103 – Quiz on Friday
  2. Dot and jot Article #3 “Oil in Alaska” (1 parenthetical reference)
Tuesday:
  1. Vocabulary page 104-105 – Quiz on Friday
  2. Research: Dot & Jot
Wednesday:
  1. Vocabulary page 105-106
  2. Finish Research- Dot & Jot
Thursday:
  1. Vocabulary Quiz – tomorrow
  2. Finish your planner
Friday:
  1. Finish drafting your introduction paragraph
1.9-1.13 HW
Homework

Monday: Vocabulary page 89 – Quiz on Friday, Essay Test is Wednesday (study terms: essay, thesis, transitions, alerts, extension, elaboration, 8 techniques to elaborate), Read and deconstruct “Recess Time” – no details/elaboration, only fill in the boxes

Tuesday: Vocabulary page 90-91 – Quiz on Friday, Essay Test is Wednesday (study terms: essay, thesis, transitions, alerts, extension, elaboration, 8 techniques to elaborate), Elaboration Practice

Wednesday: Vocabulary page 91-92 – Quiz on Friday, TBA

Thursday: Study for your vocabulary quiz, TBA
1.3-1.6 HW

Homework:
Tuesday: Vocabulary page 83, finish “Resolution” paragraph, create a resolution on post-it, Essay Test is next Tuesday, January 10 **Optional: Personal Narrative revisions are due on Friday

Wednesday: Vocabulary page 84-85, Essay Test is next Tuesday, January 10 **Optional: Personal Narrative revisions are due on Friday

Thursday: Vocabulary page 85-86, Essay Test is next Tuesday, January 10, Elaboration Practice, **Optional: Personal Narrative revisions are due on Friday


Friday: Paragraph Practice, Essay Test is next Tuesday, January 10
12.12-12.16 HW
Monday: Vocabulary page 75- Quiz on Friday, Personal Narrative due Wednesday
Tuesday: Vocabulary page 76-77--Quiz on Friday, Personal Narrative due tomorrow
Wednesday: Vocabulary page 77-78--Quiz on Friday, TBA
Thursday: Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow, Charles Dickens questions
Friday: No homework
12.5-12.9 HW
Monday: Vocabulary page 69, Revise your setting (add in 3 new setting details in GREEN), Revise your hook in PURPLE

Tuesday: Vocabulary page 70-71, Revise your internal story (add in 3 new setting details in BLUE ), Revise your dialogue (add in 3 more examples of dialogue in ORANGE)

Wednesday: Vocabulary page 71-72, Revise your HEART of the story in RED

Thursday: Revise for figurative language (add in 2 examples of figurative language highlighted in YELLOW)

Friday: Revise your ending in PURPLE. Finish all revision over the weekend. Be ready for peer consultation on Monday.
11.28-12.2
Monday:
Vocabulary pg 63 – Quiz on Friday
Color-Coded Copy of fairy tale due tomorrow (no illustrations, font size 12, Times New Roman, double-spaced, stapled)
Beautifully illustrated and bound book copy of fairy tale due Wednesday

Tuesday:
Vocabulary page 64-65 – Quiz on Friday
Beautifully illustrated and bound book copy of fairy tale due Wednesday

Wednesday:
Vocabulary page 65-66 – Quiz on Friday
Decide on the topic for your personal narrative-Write 1 paragraph describing why this is in important moment for you

Thursday:
Vocabulary Quiz is tomorrow – Lessons 9 & 10
Write one paragraph describing the CONFLICT in the story.

Friday:
Finish your draft. Submit it to Google Classroom by 7AM on Monday morning (quiz grade).
11.21-11.23
Monday:
Revise for figurative language and imagery
Vocabulary page 55-57 (through T/F)
Bring printed copy to class on Wednesday

Tuesday:
Revise for paragraphs, verb tense, and title
Vocabulary page 57-58
Bring printed copy to class tomorrow

Looking Ahead:
Color-Coded Printed Copy (Font Size 12, Double-Spaced, Times New Roman) – due Tuesday, November 29
Beautiful, Illustrated Book Copy due Wednesday, November 30

**You will have Monday, November 28 to illustrate during class

Happy Thanksgiving!
11.14-11.18
Homework:

Monday: Complete Character Planning Pages, Draft due Friday
Tuesday: Complete Setting Planning Pages, Draft due Friday
Wednesday: Draft due Friday
Thursday: Draft due Friday
10.31-11.4
Monday: Study for your test (Part 1- Tuesday, Part 2- Wednesday), Vocabulary page 43-45

Tuesday: Prepare for Part 2 of the test – Read “Seventh Grade” and answer the 4 questions in your notebook OR on loose-leaf paper, Vocabulary page 45-46

Wednesday: No homework

Thursday: Vocabulary page 49-51 (up through Finish the Thought), Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday (lessons 7 & 8)

Friday: Vocabulary page 51-53, Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday (lessons 7 & 8), Start thinking about a concept for your Fairy Tale!
10.24-10.28
Reminder: The Extra Credit Essay Opportunity (Patriot's Pen) is due this Thursday, October 27
Monday: Vocabulary page 35, Vocabulary Quiz on Friday, Read "To Build a Fire" and complete packet
Tuesday: Vocabulary page 36-37, Quiz on Friday, Fill in study guide - Test Part 1: Tuesday, Nov. 1, Part 2: Wednesday, Nov. 2
Wednesday: Vocabulary page 37-38, Quiz on Friday, Finish Theme Open-Ended Response, Fill in study guide - Test Part 1: Tuesday, Nov. 1, Part 2: Wednesday, Nov. 2
Thursday: Study for tomorrow's vocabulary quiz, Fill in study guide - Test Part 1: Tuesday, Nov. 1, Part 2: Wednesday, Nov. 2
Friday: Study for your short story test- Part 1: Tuesday, Nov. 1, Part 2: Wednesday, Nov. 2
Homework 10.17-10.21
Monday: Vocabulary page 29

Tuesday: Vocabulary page 30-31, Finish reading “Broken Chain”

Wednesday: Vocabulary page 31-32, “Broken Chain” open-ended

Thursday: Answer questions #1, 4, and 5 for “The Ransom of Red Chief”

Friday: TBA
Homework 10.4-10.7
Tuesday: Vocabulary Quiz is tomorrow, Poetry Test Part 1: Thursday, Oct. 6, Poetry Test Part 2: Tuesday, Oct. 11, Optional Revisions of Open-Ended Response: Due Friday

Wednesday: “The Highway Man” open-ended due Friday, Poetry Test Part 1: Thursday, Oct. 6, Poetry Test Part 2: Tuesday, Oct. 11, Optional Revisions of Open-Ended Response: Due Friday

Thursday: “The Highway Man” open-ended due Friday, Poetry Test Part 2: Tuesday, Oct. 11, Optional Revisions of Open-Ended Response: Due Friday

Friday: Poetry Test Part 2: Tuesday


**Remember to use the Check-Off List AND the Google Doc Outline to help you when writing OR revising an open-ended response paragraph!
Homework 9.26-9.30
Monday: Vocabulary page 15, "Road Not Taken" open-ended, Poe Newsela article (quiz and write prompt) due Wednesday, optional "Casey" revisions due tomorrow
Tuesday: Vocabulary page 16-17, Poe Newsela article (quiz and write prompt) due tomorrow
Wednesday: Vocabulary page 17-18, Read "The Black Land" and answer questions
Thursday: Respond to “Paul Revere’s Ride” questions
Friday: Poetry Test is Thursday, October 6 and Friday, Octover 7. Start creating your study guide!
Homework 9.19-9.23
Monday:
Vocabulary page 9 – Quiz on Lessons 1 & 2 on Friday
Open-Ended for “Casey at the Bat” – quiz grade

Tuesday:
Vocabulary page 10-11 (up through Finish the Thought) - Quiz on Lessons 1 & 2 on Friday
Figurative Language Practice
Taking Sides revisions due Friday

Wednesday:
Vocabulary page 11-12 - Quiz on Lessons 1 & 2 on Friday
Figurative Language Practice
Taking Sides revisions due Friday

Thursday:
Study for tomorrow’s vocabulary quiz – Lessons 1 & 2 (Make extra credit flashcards/study guide)
“The Blacksmith” Poem Questions

Friday:
Finish open-ended if not completed- due Monday for quiz grade

Taking Sides Revisions:
  1. Choose ONE question to revise.
  2. Rewrite the ENTIRE paragraph.
  3. Staple your REVISED answer to your original test.
  4. A parent/guardian MUST sign by the grade on the original test.
  5. Revisions are due Friday, September 23. No late revisions will be accepted.
Homework 9.12-9.16
Monday:
Vocabulary Page 3

Tuesday:
Vocabulary page 4-5
Read Edgar Allen Poe Biography and answer questions on a piece of loose-leaf paper

Wednesday:
Vocabulary page 5-6
Read “Annabel Lee” and analyze
Is “Annabel Lee” is a love poem? Choose 2 quotes from the poem to support your opinion.

Thursday:
Write an open ended for the OTHER side

Friday:
Finish “Casey at the Bat” open-ended response for Monday (This is a graded assignment).

Reminders: Vocabulary Lesson 1 & 2 Quiz is on Friday, September 23.
Discussion Topics
Files
 A Christmas Carol.pdf
"A Christmas Carol" - Start on page 25.
 checklist for open-ended.doc
Open-Ended Checklist
 Personal Narrative Packet.doc
Personal Narrative Packet
 PoetryNotes2016.pdf
Poetry Notes
 Ransom of Red Chief.pdf
Ransom of Red Chief text
 SHORT STORY (2).ppt
Short Story Notes PowerPoint
 Story Notes Only.doc
Short Story Notes Handouts
 StudyGuideTest.doc
Poetry Test Study Guide
 To Build a Fire.doc
To Build a Fire text
Homework
No "Homework" exist(s)

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