• May 21 - 25

    Spelling Lesson 32 - More words from Greek

    7th Grade Persuasive Writing

    Goals:

    You are able to:

    1. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
      1. Introduce your claim, acknowledge and distinguish the claim from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
      2. Support claim with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources.
      3. Establish and maintain a formal style.
      4. Provide a concluding statement or section that supports the argument presented.
    2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing and speaking.
    3. Use correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

    ASSIGNMENT

    You will research to write a persuasive essay.  You will have some class time provided, but you should plan on working on this essay outside of class. Use MLA style.

    Requirements:

    1. Your essay must be a minimum of five paragraphs.
      1. Introduction
      2. 1st argument using specific facts and statistics from reliable sources.
      3. 2nd argument using specific facts and statistics from reliable sources.
      4. 3rd argument using specific facts and statistics from reliable sources.
      5. Conclusion
    2. Provide a works cited page with all sources used in your essay.

    OUTLINE DUE WED. 5/23 BY END OF CLASS

    Final Essay Due Date:  Friday, June 1

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Spelling List # 29 for Friday, 5/11, 2018 

    1. drowned

    2. restaurant

    3. ivory

    4. chocolate

    5. desperate

    6. lightning

    7. adjective

    8. penetrate

    9. aspirin

    10. athletes

    11. identity

    12. disastrous

    13. ecstatic

    14. platinum

    15. incidentally

    16. tentatively

    17. dangerous 

    18. thorough

    19. interest

    20. lighting

    Week of May 7 - 117

    7th Grade English

    Ms. Pettit

    Weekly Objectives: 

    -Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage, including capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

    -Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting reference materials when needed.

    -Identify and define extended metaphor, metaphor, simile, alliteration, personification, imagery, theme, onomatopoeia.

    All Week:  Bell-Ringer Activity

    Journal

    Monday

    Journal 10 - 15 minutes

    Spelling Pre-Test Lesson 29

    Assignment: WS 29   DUE: Wed. 5/9

     

    Tuesday

    Writing Workshop:   Poetry

     

    Riddle Poems:  Write three.  Include metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia.

     

    Wednesday and Thursday

    Writing Workshop:   Poetry

    Assignment: Type poems (sonnet, cinquains, and "What the World Needs") 

    Due:  Friday, 5/11

    Friday

    Spelling Test 29

    Riddle Poems   DUE: Tuesday, 5/15

    CATEGORY
    4
    3
    2
    1
    New Rubric Row
    a creative title is provided the poem contains a minimum of 12 lines
    a creative title is provided the poem contains a minimum of 12 lines
    the title is not particularly creative the poem contains only 8-10 lines
    the title is not at all creative the poem contains only 5-7 lines
    New Rubric Row
    the extended metaphor is clear, focused, and maintained throughout the poem
    the extended metaphor is clear, somewhat focused, but not maintained throughout the poem
    the extended metaphor is not very clear, focused, and is not maintained throughout the poem
    the extended metaphor is not present or recognizable within the poem
    New Rubric Row
    the poem contains at least one specific example of alliteration, onomatopoeia, simile, metaphor, and personification
    the poem contains at least one specific example of alliteration, onomatopoeia, simile, metaphor, and personification
    the poem contains only three specific examples of the required literary devices
    the poem contains only one specific example of the required literary devices
    New Rubric Row
    the poem contains three specific examples of imagery
    the poem contains three specific examples of imagery
    the poem contains only two specific examples of imagery
    the poem contains only one specific example of imagery
    New Rubric Row
    all of the specific literary device examples are used correctly
    most of the specific literary device examples are used correctly
    very few of the specific literary device examples are used correctly
    none of the specific literary device examples are used correctly

     

     

    Wednesday, Jan. 31 and Thursday, Feb. 1

    Writing Workshop:   Poetry

    Assignment:  Students will write a rough draft (brainstorming) extended metaphor poem, using "Identity" as a guide.  On Thursday they will write a final draft, making sure to include all poetic devices in the rubric.  

     

    Friday, Feb. 2

    Writing Workshop:   Poetry

    DUE:  Extended metaphor poem

     

     

     

    Week of Jan. 8 - 12

    7th Grade English

    Ms. Pettit

    Weekly Objectives: 

    -Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage, including capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

    -Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting reference materials when needed.

    All Week:  Bell-Ringer Activity

    Sentence Editing Practice 

    -Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

    -Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

    All Week:  Bell-Ringer Activity

    Sentence Editing Practice

    Mon. 1/8

    Bell Ringer

     

    Assignment:  Spelling Worksheet # 16 (Due 1/9) and Vocabulary # 12 (Due 1/10)

     # 16 Spelling Words:

    1.  population

    2.  regular

    3.  circles

    4.  popular

    5.  muscular

    6.  triangle

    7.  muscle

    8.  circular

    9.  regulation

    10. particles

    11. particular

    12. rectangle

    13. vehicles

    14. rectangular

    15. triangular

    16. vehicular

    17. granular

    18. granulation

    19. molecule

    20. molecular

    Tuesday 1/9

    Bell Ringer

    Due Today:  Spelling WS # 16

     

     

    Creative Writing Workshop:   

    Choose an island in the Pacific Ocean.  Research what the island would have been like 50 years ago.  You are stranded on this island, so what might you need to survive?  What animals are native to the island?  Vegetation and trees?  Fruit?  Is fresh water available?  

    How were you stranded? What will you do to survive?  How will you be rescued (or rescue yourself) from the island?  Do you survive the ordeal?

    This should be a minimum of one full page of writing. 

    Due:  Thursday 1/11

    Wed. 1/10

    Due Today:  Vocabulary # 12

    WRITING WORKSHOP:  Finish "Island" Writing

    DUE: Tomorrow

    Thursday 1/11

    POETRY WORKSHOP:  

    Assignment:  Working in groups, students will be given the lines of a poem cut into strips.  Using knowledge of rhyme, repetition, and rhythm, they will try to put the lines in order.   (In-class activity)

     

    Friday, 1/12

     

    Spelling Test # 16

    POETRY WORKSHOP:  Students will know the meaning of poetic devices and be able to recognize them in a piece of writing.  (alliteration, rhyme, onomatopoeia, personification, metaphor, simile)  They will be able to identify rhyme scheme.

    Assignment:  "Smooth" Whole Class Discussion.