*DAILY ASSIGNMENT TRACKER!!!

*A DAILY LOG OF WHAT WENT ON (AND WHAT WAS ASSIGNED) IN THE ENGLISH 7 AND ADVANCED READING CLASSES:

(Missed worksheets are available in the classroom, and textbooks are available for check-out for missed textbook assignments.)

4th Quarter

Mar. 17–

English 7:  Today we took the 4th Qtr. Walkaways Pre-Test. We also switched things around in our portfolio and working folders and got assigned new class jobs. Then we finished working on our class presentations for our Chew on This chapters.

Mar. 18–

LIFE SKILLS CONFERENCE!

Mar. 19–

English 7:  Group presentations for Chew on This chapters! Hand in notes paper on your Chew on This chapter.

Mar. 20–

English 7:  Today we began working on our 4th Qtr. writing assignment, which is to write an argument essay based on a topic from Chew on This (see the blog post). We used the laptop computers to do additional research and to type our rough drafts.

Mar. 21–

English 7:  We finished and handed in the final copies of our argument essays on a topic from Chew on This, along with our rough drafts and self-review forms.

Mar. 24–

English 7:  We started reading the novel Okay For Now today and discussed John James Audubon..

Mar. 25–

English 7: We read more of Okay For Now.

Mar. 26–

English 7:  We read up to Ch. 3 in Okay For Now.

Mar. 27–

English 7:  We read more in Okay For Now, and in our study guides we wrote about how Doug personally connects with Audubon’s paintings of the Red-Throated Divers and the Arctic Tern.

Mar. 28–

English 7:  We reviewed for our SAGE Writing test on April 7 & 8.   We also got the 4th Qtr. Book Talk assignment which is due May 13.  Then we discussed sentence fragments and run-on sentences, and we did Exercise 11, p. 720 in the textbook.

——-HAVE A NICE SPRING BREAK!!!——

April 7–

English 7:  SAGE Writing Test!

Oops.  Nope.  Change of plans.  The test wouldn’t let us log on for some reason, so we read up to page 120 in Okay for Now instead, and we wrote about how Doug relates to the picture of the Puffins in our study guides.

April 8–

English 7:  SAGE Writing Test!

April 9–

English 7:   SAGE Writing Test!

April 10–

English 7:   SAGE Writing Test!

April 11–

English 7:  We worked on the English 7 Review worksheet with partners, in preparation for PART 2 of the SAGE test, which will be a week from Monday.

April 14–

English 7:  We corrected the English 7 Review worksheet and handed it in. Then we discussed adverbs and adjectives and did Exercise #3, p. 752 in the textbook.

April 15–

English 7:  We did the English  7 Review Practice Test #1, in preparation for Part 2 of our SAGE tests next week. We discussed making inferences while reading, identifying the main idea in a text, and using context clues to aid comprehension.

April 16–

English 7:  We corrected the Practice Test #1 and handed it in, and we started Practice Test #2.

April 17–

English 7:  We finished and corrected Practice Test #2 and handed it in, and we discussed some test-taking tips for Part 2 of our SAGE tests next Monday and Tuesday.

April 21–

English 7:  SAGE Language Arts Test!

April 22–

English 7:  SAGE Language Arts Test!

April 23–

English 7:  We reviewed what we’d read so far in Okay For Now.  We read up to around p. 125 in the book, and we wrote about some of the things Doug is learning in his classes.

April 24–

English 7:  We read up to p. 147 in Okay for Now and wrote about how Doug relates to the picture of the Black-Backed Gull in our study guides.

April 25–

English 7:  Lesson #18 Vocabulary worksheet.

April 28–

English 7:  We read in Okay for Now up to p. 177 and answered questions E. in our study guides.

April 29–

English 7:  We read in Okay for Now up to p. 202, and we wrote about how Doug relates to the pictures of the Snowy Heron and the Yellow Shank in our study guides.

April 30–

English 7:  We read about the Vietnam War in our study guides, and we read in Okay for Now up to p. 227.

May 1–

English 7:  We read in Okay for Now through p. 253 and wrote in our study guides about how Doug relates to the picture of the Fork-Tailed Petrels.

May 2–

English 7:  We reviewed the Book Talk (due May 13).  Reader-Response forms are due next Friday, and all checked-out textbooks must now be turned back in! We got the English 7 Portfolio assignment (due May 12 for 100 pts.). And we worked on the “If I Were in Charge of the World” poem, to be handed in with our Portfolios on the 12th.

May 5–

English 7:  Today we read in Okay for Now up to p. 278. We also read the poem “Ozymandias” by Percy Shelley, and we wrote in our study guides about who Doug relates the picture of the Brown Pelican to.

May 6–

English 7:  We read in Okay for Now up to p. 302 and answered Question B in our study guides.

May 7–

English 7:  We wrote in our study guides about how Doug relates  to the picture of the Great Esquimaw Curlew, and we read in Okay For Now up to p. 324.

May 8–

English 7:  We watched a powerpoint of all of the different things from our Okay for Now novel, while listening to Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.”  Then we finished reading the novel.

May 9–

English 7:  QTR. 4 READER-RESPONSE FORM DUE TODAY!!!  Finish our Okay for Now study guide and hand it in. Also there are some copies of Audubon’s bird plates available  to color!

May 12–

English 7:  English 7 Portfolio due today!!!  We also did a lesson from the “Monsters” Critical Reading Series set.

May 13–

English 7:   BOOK TALK speeches today!!!  We also reviewed the Qtr. 4 “Walkaways” words.

May 14–

English 7:  More Book Talks!  And we also took the Qtr. 4 Walkaways test.

May 15–

English 7:  Finish Book Talks!  All 4th Qtr. make-up work due tomorrow!!!

May 16–

English 7:  ALL 4TH QTR. MAKE-UP WORK DUE!!!  We discussed the author Jack London. Then we began watching the movie of his novel White Fang.

May 19–

English 7:  Watching White Fang.

May 20–

English 7:  Watching White Fang.

May 21–

English 7:  Lagoon Incentive Activity.

May 22–

English 7:  7th graders checking out of all classes and checking out with the school librarian.

May 23–

English 7:  Yearbooks!!! HAVE A GREAT SUMMER, EVERYBODY!!!