Bertolucci English 7

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The Calendar and Handouts/Documents sections will be updated periodically. The Homework Section will not be used, as all homework will be listed with the Daily Activities.

I'm looking forward to a great year with the students.

Classroom News and Information

Updated Fri, Nov 18th

Reminder:  I will be out of school until early January 2017. This is the last posting until I return.

Bellringer:  On a T-Chart, write your Pros/Cons for HM

Activities:

  • HM - "Earth (A Gift Shop)"
    • New Items for Gift Shop
  • Video -- Effects of Consumerism

Homework:

Relax and enjoy your week off

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  iReady Report from September

Updated Thu, Nov 17th

Bellringer: Read p. 255 in HM and answer each section's question.

Activities:

HM: "Earth (a Gift Shop)"

  • Answer ?'s on p. 256 w/partner
  • Spelling Activity (p. 258)

Homework:

Choose novel to read (any genre). Book Log w/novel.  DUE: 1/9/17

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Wed, Nov 16th

Bellringer: Study for Voc. #6 Test

Activities:

  • Voc. #6 Test
  • Read story in HM

Homework: 

Return my library books.  DUE: 11/18

Assignments Collected:  T1 Oops Pass

Handouts:  T2 Oops Pass

Updated Tue, Nov 15th

Bellringer:  Grade yourself using the instructions on the board.

Activities:

  • HM - Read "Earth (A Gift Shop)"

Homework:

  • Study for the Voc. #6 Test

Assignments Collected:   None

Handouts:  None

Updated Mon, Nov 14th

Bellringer: What did you do over the long weekend? Give details.

Activities:

Go over Voc. #6 page

HM Poetry:

  • Finish ?'s on p. 248
  • Comparison Chart (p. 247)

Homework:

  1. Reminder: Voc. #6 Test.  DUE: 11/16
  2. Bellringers Graded.  DUE: 11/15
  3. Oops Pass.  DUE: 11/16

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Thu, Nov 10th

Bellringer:  On what do you spend your personal money?

Activities:

  • Finish "Dump" chart; go over
  • "How Thing Work" (p. 245)
    • Read
    • Poetry Elements
  • Questions on p. 248

Homework:

Reminder: Voc. #6 + Spelling pg.  DUE: 11/14

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Wed, Nov 9th

Bellringer:  Study for the Voc. #5 Test

Activities:

  • Voc. #5 Test
  • Voc. #6 + Spelling Page
  • October Book Report Rubric
    • Grade self
    • Mrs. B. will collect

Homework:

  1. Voc. #6 + Spelling page.  DUE: 11/14
  2. Voc. #6 Test.  DUE: 11/16

Assignments Collected:  October Book Report

Handout: Voc. #6 + Spelling Page

Updated Tue, Nov 8th

Bellringer: What are some items you have "dumped" in the past year? Why were they "dumped"?

Activities:

  • HM - Poetry:  "Dump"
    • Finish Poetry Analysis Chart for stanza #1
    • Complete rest of chart (in pods)

Homework:

See items from Monday that are due tomorrow, 11/9

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Mon, Nov 7th

Bellringer: What is your favorite song? Why? Write down any lyrics you remember.

Activitities:

  • Go over Voc. #5 + Spelling page
  • HM - Poetry
    • Level Up Tutorial - Elements of Poetry
    • Poem: "Dump" (start)

Homework:

  1. Reminder:  Voc. #5 Test.  DUE: 11/9
  2. Reminder:  Oct. Book Report.  DUE: 11/9
  3. Reminder:  Oct. Book Log form.  DUE: 11/9  (Read One Million form from September)

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  Poetry Analysis Chart

Updated Thu, Nov 3rd

Bellringer:  What are the positive and negative effects of cell phone use?

Activities:

HM - "Teenagers and New Technology"

  • Read article first
  • Answer items #1 - 7:
    • Underline/circle/highlight as indicated
    • For "Notes in Margin," add annotation
    • Answer Q-box ?'s
    • Short Response Question

Homework:

  1. Reminder: Oct. Book Report.   DUE: 11/9
  2. Oct. Book Log form (and books returned).  DUE: 11/9

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None