Spooktacular October in LA
Language Arts Update October 2016
I hope you and your students are starting to get the hang of 7th grade! I want to personally welcome you to jacket and scarf weather! I had to take out all my warm sweaters out this weekend, and I was very upset to put away my summer clothes.
Please scroll through this newsletter to see what is going on in Language Arts class so far. As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
Thanks for your support, and enjoy!
7th Grade Language Arts
What's been going on in Language Arts?
Science Fiction: In class, we have been reading together and independently short Science Fiction stories. We have been practicing how to annotate these stories by looking for Literary Devices, Science Fiction characteristics, and writing down our thoughts as we read. Students have been assigned book club novels to read outside of school. They need to be reading them every single night. Students also have journal entries that they will need to complete every week that correspond to these book club novels. All of this information can be accessed by students on their Google Classroom.
To view a list and description of the book club novels, click here.
To view the first Journal assignment due October 14th, click here.
Parts of Speech: Check out student's awesome Mad Lib creations below!
Literary Devices and Annotation: Students have been practicing annotating their reading in Language Arts and Social Studies. They recently completed a quiz that demonstrated their ability to identify literary devices and their ability to annotate while they read.
OK, what's coming next?
Students will use this information to create their own Science Fiction stories. Students will mostly be working on this in class, but some nights, they may need to work on a few revisions here and there. Please have your students access their Google Classroom if you would like more information on this moving forward.
Students will also continue to work on their Book Club novels all unit.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
~Team 7-1 News~
What does Team 7-1 have planned?
Museum of Natural History!
What crazy cool stuff is Team 7-1 up to?
What does Team 7-1 have on the calendar for this month?
Team 7-1 Updates!
Upcoming Dates! Mark your calendars!
October 19th Early Release for students
October 19th-Team 7-1 Movie outing--Click here for more information.
October 28th-Team 7-1 Dance part #2
Next month, Team 7-1 is taking on New York at the Museum of Natural History! Please click here for more information. We can't wait to hang out, and enjoy an awesome day in New York City!
Dancing Queens and Kings!
Ms. Dooley, Jake W, Luis, Dr. Menzo, and Corrine show off their macarena skills.
Dancing Up a Storm!
Terra, Keena, Nora, Genesis, Paige, and Madison R line up to show how the macarena is really done!
Teaching Dr. Menzo their skills!
Luis and Corrine try to teach Dr. Menzo how to get in the groove! He's getting there! He needs more dance party Fridays to practice!!