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, Mar 24th

Bellringer:  What are your top 3 water-related items to research? Write them below after you complete the Google Form.

Activities:

  • Finish iReady
  • Water is Life
    • Continue researching possible topics
    • Use today's bellringer to help focus your investigation
    • Use binder paper/notebook for any notes you can't fit on worksheet

Homework:  None

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Wed, Mar 22nd

Today (3/22) and tomorrow (3/23), students are taking the third District iReady test. 

The only homework on the board both days is a reminder that the class Penny Drive for the Iron Giraffe Challenge ends this Friday, 3/24. 

I'll write again on Friday, 3/24 with the daily information.

Updated Tue, Mar 21st

Bellringer:  None

Activities:

  • SBAC Practice Test

Homework:  Nothing New

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Mon, Mar 20th

Bellringer:  Continue your story. Finish character info, then continue with plot.

Activities:

Water is Life

  • "Exploring Water"
    • On own, find water issues in article; write on worksheet
    • Share out answers to group note-taker (who completes Google Doc)
    • Research own topic of interest (if time)

Homework:

Continue bringing in pennies, etc.  DUE: 3/24

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Fri, Mar 17th

Bellringer:  Continue working on your story. Focus on characters' looks and traits.

Activities:

  • Water is Life
    • "Wringing Dry" - go over worksheet
    • Exploring Water Issues Around the World activity (using "Wringing Dry")
  • Iron Giraffe Challenge Letter

Homework:

  1. Give parents the letter
  2. Bring in earbuds (for testing; only if you want to).  DUE: 3/20

Assignments Checked:  "Wringing Dry" Workheet

Handouts: 

  1. Iron Giraffe Challenge Letter
  2. Exploring Water Issues worksheet
Updated Thu, Mar 16th

Parents:  Our computer system was down yesterday, so there was no way to add to my website. We did a mid-unit assessment in class. There was no homework assigned. Here is today's work:

Bellringer:  What was easy/difficult about the mid-unit assessment yesterday?

Activities:

Water is Life

  • "Wringing Dry" article
    • Finish highlighting 
    • Complete worksheet

Homework:

  1. In-class Penny Drive extended to 3/24
  2. Finish worksheet (if not done in class).  DUE: 3/17

Assignments Collected: None

Handouts: Tracing an Argument Note-Catcher

Updated Tue, Mar 14th

Bellringer:  Add more details/plot points to your story.

Activities:

  • Water is Life
    • Finish Videos and Notes
    • "Wringing Dry" article
      • Read through for gist
      • Close Reading activities (start)

Homework:

Bring in pennies for our class penny drive

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts: "Wringing Dry" Article

Updated Mon, Mar 13th

Bellringer: Continue story started on Friday.

Activities:

  • Water is Life
    • Go over "Water is Life" worksheets
    • Videos and Notes

Homework:  NONE

Assignments Collected:  NONE

Handouts:  Video Note Sheet

Updated Fri, Mar 10th

Bellringer:  Write/Start a story with these elements: water, flamingo, penguin, contest

Activities:

Water is Life

  • "Water is Life "article
    • Finish all the worksheets

Homework: 

Finish worksheets.  DUE: 3/13

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  None

Updated Thu, Mar 9th

Bellringer: Grade own Bellringer Book using requirements on board. Write total under this.

Activities:

  • Water is Life
    • "Water is Life" Article
      • Finish Voc. Pages
      • Start Text-Dependent Questions (new worksheets)

Homework:  None

Assignments Collected:  None

Handouts:  Worksheets