Bertolucci English 7

Welcome to my website. I will update the News/Homework section every day with the daily activities, plus the homework assigned. To make it easier to stay up-to-date with the class, you may sign-up to receive this information in a daily email. You only have to sign-up once (look for the envelope at the bottom of this section). 

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, Feb 17th

Bellringer:  What are your plans for the week's break?

Activities:

Read Two-Voice poems -- to small groups

Homework:

Reminder:  February Book Report.  DUE: Tues., 3/7

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Thu, Feb 16th

Bellringer:  How can we raise money for Salva's organization?

Activities:

  • Finish in-class essay
  • Read quietly OR work on February book report

Homework:  None

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Wed, Feb 15th

Bellringer:  What book report project have you chosen to do? Why?

Activities:

  • In-Class Essay: Informative

Homework:

Reminder: Bring in SCOPE Magazine.  DUE: 2/16

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Thu, Feb 9th

Parents: I will be out of the classroom on 2/10, 2/13, & 2/14. I've listed the daily classroom items below. A new page will be posted on Wednesday, 2/15. 

Activities:

  • Friday, 2/10 -- Finish Two-Voice Poem and turn-in
  • Monday, 2/13 -- Read the assigned SCOPE magazine article and complete the workheets
  • Tuesday, 2/14 -- Finish the SCOPE magazine activities; if time, read Feb. book and/or work on Feb. book report

Homework:

  • Friday, 2/10 -- Have Feb. book here every day
  • Monday, 2/13 --
    1. Bring back SCOPE magazine + worksheets.  DUE: 2/14
    2. Reminder: Have Feb. book here
  • Tuesday, 2/14 --
    1. Bring back SCOPE magazine. DUE: 2/15
    2. Reminder: Have Feb. book here

Assignments Collected:  Final Poem (2/10)

Handouts:  SCOPE magazine + worksheet (2/13)

Updated Thu, Feb 9th

Bellringer: How are Nya and Slava the same? Different?

Activities:

A Long Walk to Water

  • Two-Voice Poem (final project)
    • Final Poem set-up (examples shown)
    • Finish data gathering
    • Organize ideas
    • Start final poem (if ready)

Homework:

  1. Work done/collected for final poem creation.  DUE: 2/10
  2. Feb. book here.  DUE: Every day

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Wed, Feb 8th

Bellringer:  Study Voc. #11 words/prefixes

Activities:

  • Voc. #11 Test
  • Two-Voice Poem: continue data gathering

Homework:

Have 20 total notes for the two-voice poem.  DUE: 2/9

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Sat, Feb 18th

Bellringer:  How can you be like Salva? Refer to the traits you wrote (p. 20).

Activities:

  • Feb. Book Report Info
  • A Long Walk to Water
    • Two-Voice Poem (final project)
      • Info
      • Example
      • Determine Focus (theme/idea of poem)
      • Begin gathering data/plan poem (on binder paper or in notebook)

Homework:

Study for Voc. #11 Test.  DUE: 2/8

Assignments Collected:  A Long Walk to Water Packet

Handouts: 

  1. February Book Report Information
  2. Two-Voice Poem Instructions + Graphic Organizer
Updated Mon, Feb 6th

Bellringer:  Describe RHMS as if it were the setting for a book.

Activities:

A Long Walk to Water

  • Finish Poetry translations (p. 17-18 in packet)
  • Read Feb. book (if done with above)

Homework:

  1. A Long Walk to Water Packet.  DUE: 2/7
  2. Reminder:  Voc. #11 Test.  DUE: 2/8

Assignments Collected:  None officially; students could turn in the A Long Walk to Water packet if finished.

Handouts:  None

Updated Fri, Feb 3rd

Bellringer:  Read the picture. What adjectives describe what you see? Why those adjectives?

Activities:

  • Go over Voc. #11 + Spelling pg.
  • A Long Walk to Water
    • Theme
    • Poetry (p. 16-18)
      • Author -- link to Salva
      • Close Reading
      • Translate

Homework:

  1. February book in class.  DUE: 2/6
  2. A Long Walk to Water Packet.   DUE: 2/7

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Thu, Feb 2nd

Bellringer:  Finish Water's Influence chart or read quietly

Activities:

A Long Walk to Water

  • Go over Water's Influence Chart
  • Videos
  • Book title meanings
  • Theme

Homework:

Reminder: Voc. #11 + Spelling page.  DUE: 2/3

Assignments Collected:   None

Handouts:  None