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7B Literature

Instructor
Mrs. Katie Parr
Term
2019-2020
Department
Schools - Peoria // Main
Description
We will be using the Collections textbook from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as our main curriculum. Collections provides students with the tools to succeed in the classroom and beyond. It supports students' individual strengths by integrating scaffolds that build competencies. Students make meaning from digital annotation and note-taking tools that are essential for text analysis and for writing to sources. They also create knowledge, transcending time and place, through exposure to media resources from the History channel, A&E, and Bio that enrich informational and literary text throughout Collections. Students will have the opportunity to practice the skills of communication in speaking, listening, and writing with interactive lessons that provide models, feedback, and practice.

Collections is organized in to six different themes- Bold Actions, Perception & Reality, Nature at Work, Risk & Exploration, The Stuff of Consumer Culture, and Guided by a Cause. Within each collection, students are introduced to an anchor text and various close reader selections which provide multiple opportuniteis to practice college and career readiness anchor standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Students will complete vocabulary quizzes after each anchor text and comprehension exams after each reading selection. At the end of each collection, students are required to complete a performance task. Each performance task differs slightly, but all require students to develop a variety of writing and speaking products, working through the process of planning, producing, revising, and presenting.
 
DAILY HOMEWORK: Read for 30 minutes! Parent initial in planner.

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ELA (April 6th-10th): THIS IS FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING PAPER WORK ONLY.
Be sure to pick up printed materials from the school. Please note, to submit your work, you can either send me the answers via email or you can return the packet to school and the office staff will scan your documents to me.

Students who DO have access to technology at home should follow the weekly schedules posted to my google classroom, and complete their assignments online.
 
Day #1: Dump vs How Things Work
Read p241 to compare texts. You are going to read two poems that reflect on people's everyday experiences and relationships with material things. The first poem commemorates the dump, a place where people discard old, used, broken, or unwanted items. The second poem shares a perception about people's everyday spending and its effects on others' ability to spend. Read the background information on both authors before you set your purpose to read.
 
Read “Dump” by X.J. Kennedy (p242-243) and answer the following short response questions below. Be sure to email me your responses so I may grade them.
  1. Identify Patterns- How many stanzas does the poem have? How many lines are in each stanza? Why might the poet have chosen to organize the poem this way
  2. Analyze- Read the information on traditional form on p244. How does the poem’s form contribute to its meaning?
Day #2: Dump vs How Things Work
Read “How Things Work" by Gary Soto (p245) and answer the following short response questions below. Be sure to email me your responses so I may grade them.
  1. Interpret- In lines 5-7, what does the speak compare to rain, and what does that comparison help readers picture?
  2. Analyze- Read the information on free verse form on p246. How does the poem’s form contribute to its meaning?
Day #3: Dump vs How Things Work Quiz
You CAN use your Student Book to review the poems, "Dump," by X. J. Kennedy and "How Things Work," by Gary Soto before and during your test. You will have 10 multiple choice questions to answer for your quiz grade. You do NOT need to complete the written response questions. You can scan the quiz document to my email, or you may number your responses and just sent them to me through email.

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AT-HOME LEARNING ELA PACKET (March 30th- April 3rd):

Students should complete the attached packet using the schedule below. Students can download the packet and message their answers to teachers on dojo and/or email. Students should message Ms. Parr their answers for ELA and BOTH Mr. Eaton and Mr. Cameron for Science.
 
Students DO NOT need to complete the Math lessons in the packet. Our Math teacher, Mr. Muller, will post his lessons separately as he will be utilizing study island.
 
If students need paper packets, please keep an eye out for a message from our administration team listing times to pick up paper packets in driveline next week.
 
Our Social Studies teacher, Mr. Cardoza, will post his lessons separately as well.
 
Monday- p10-13 ELA, 22-25 Science, 26-30 ELA, and 33-38 Science
Tuesday- p39-43 ELA, 48-52 Science, 53-56 ELA, and 63-65 Science
Wednesday- p66-69 ELA, 77-80 Science, 81-84 ELA, and 92-95 Science
Thursday- 96-98 ELA, 104-106 Science, 107-110 ELA, and 118-121 ELA
Friday- p128-131 ELA and 132-134 Science

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AT-HOME LEARNING ELA PACKET (March 23rd-27th):
Students should work on the attached packet this upcoming week during our school closure: March 23rd-27th, 2020.
I would suggest working on at least two lessons per day. I've included a brief lesson on each topic with follow up questions for independent practice.
Monday- Summarization Literature & Summarization Informational Text
Tuesday- Point of View & Meaning and Tone
Wednesday- Inferences and Conclusions & Context Clues
Thursday- Central Idea & Author's Purpose
Friday- Theme & Connotation and Denotation 
 
I would also suggest working on the coordinating study island lesson for additional practice. I will be extending the due date for study island lessons through the end of April for my sections (7A study island is taught by ELA Interventionist, Ms. Lori Weatherford, so please reach out to her for further instruction). EVERY lesson needs to be completed at grade level with at least 70% proficiency to be considered as a passing score.
 
If you cannot download and/or print the attached packet, please see my previous post on the school closure for designated times to pick up a packet in drive line next week. Students DO NOT have to print the packet so long as they write their answers on a piece of paper, organizing them by lesson name. I will be posting the answer keys on Friday asking students to self-correct their work. They will need to comment on the post for their participation grade this week. 
 
I will be available via email (kkelly@amspeoriaadvanced.org) and class dojo next week to answer any questions, and I will do my best to respond in a timely manner. Please be patient during this time as well all navigate this new online world.
 
Please let your child(ren) know that I MISS THEM and CAN'T WAIT TO SEE THEM HEALTHY upon our return to school. In the meantime, they can reach out to me with any questions and/or concerns.

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AT-HOME LEARNING ELA PACKET ANSWER KEY(March 23rd-27th):
Students should use the attached answer key to self-correct their at-home learning packet from this week. If your scholar has been sending me their answers throughout the week, I have already corrected their work. All others will need to comment on my dojo post in order to receive their participation grade this week. 

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Complete the critical vocabulary practice for "Always Wanting More," after reading the text together in class on Wednesday. Worksheet is attached if needed to reprint. 

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Study your critical vocabulary and comprehension notes on "Always Wanting More" in preparation for your test on Friday. 

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Answer the short response question in your close read workbook from the story we read Monday in class, "Teenagers and New Technology." 
 
"What types of information does the author include to show the ways in which teens use technological devices? What overall insight does the reader gain on the use of these devices? Review your reading notes, and be sure to cite evidence from the text in your response." 

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Student critical vocabulary terms and comprehension notes for test on Friday from our most recent informational text: "Life at Home in the Twenty-First Century."

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Complete the critical vocabulary practice. Worksheet attached. 

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"Sea Poems" Close Read is due Friday! Students will be given the reading packet on Monday with the expectation that they complete three questions every night M-TH for homework so that the entire packet has been completed by Friday when they enter class. However, students may submit their reading packet prior to Friday if they finish early!
 
If lost, please print the attached PDF at home.

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"Your Amazing Brain" Close Read is due Friday! Students will be given the reading packet on Monday with the expectation that they complete three questions every night M-TH for homework so that the entire packet has been completed by Friday when they enter class. However, students may submit their reading packet prior to Friday if they finish early!

If lost, please print the attached PDF at home.

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Use each of your academic vocabulary words in an original sentence. Words are listed below; definitions should be in your reading journals. 
1. Attitude
2. Consume
3. Goal
4. Purchase
5. Technology

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This week, we are taking a break from our Collections textbook to work on makeup study island lessons AND we will be starting our REWARDS reading program. Students will be following the schedule outlined below, but all lessons must be completed by Friday, January 31st. I will upload one lesson at a time. If they do not finish in class, they will need to finish for homework. Thank you!
 
Monday- Affixes and Roots 
Tuesday- Multiple Meanings 
Wednesday- Quote and Paraphrase 
Thursday- Formatting and Graphics 
Friday- Punctuation 

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This week, we are taking a break from our Collections textbook to work on makeup study island lessons. Students will be following the schedule outlined below, but all lessons must be completed by Friday, January 24th. I will upload two lessons at a time. We will complete one practice lesson together as a whole group activity and then students will complete a second practice lesson silently and independently. If they do not finish in class, they will need to finish for homework. Thank you!
 
Monday- MLK DAY, NO SCHOOL.
Tuesday- Compare & Contrast Literature (Group), Central Idea (Independent)
Wednesday- Summarize Informational Text (Group), Individuals/Events/Ideas (Independent)
Thursday- Evaluate Arguments (Group), Technical Meanings (Independent)
Friday- Dangling & Misplaced Modifiers (Group) 

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Comprehension Test on JFK's Speech "Remarks at the Dedication of the Aerospace Medical Health Center." Students should study their academic vocabulary and critical vocabulary terms in their writing journals as well as their study guides from Tuesday of this week. 

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Students should complete short response #26 in their Collection 5 Exam within Part 1. They will need to restate the question and provide textual evidence from the passage to support their answer.

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Students should complete short response #25 in their Collection 3 Exam within Part 1. They will need to restate the question and provide textual evidence from the passage to support their answer.

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WINTER BREAK HOMEWORK:
Students will need to complete two AzM2 close reads over winter break- one informational "Bullying" and one literature "Backstage Drama." Students will need to read each passage TWICE to two different family member's and acquire two signatures on their packet. They will then be responsible for completing the multiple choice questions and short response at the end of each passage.

Students will be given both passages in a stapled packet prior to Winter Break with a due date of January 6th, 2019.

I've attached the passages below, but they do not include the adult signature page nor the short response page.

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Students should read their close read story, "Chachapoyan Princess," and answer the multiple choice questions that follow. 

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Students should read their close read story, "Koa Constrictors," and answer the multiple choice questions that follow. 

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Study academic AND critical vocabulary terms as well as reading comprehension notes (in reading notebooks) for test on Friday, December 13th, on the latest informational text we read in class, "Big Rocks' Balancing Acts." 

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Students should complete their AzM2 Close Read Practice: "Grandpa's Homework." Read passage and answer multiple choice questions that follow. 

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Students should complete their AzM2 Close Read Practice: "excerpts from The Boy Patriot." Read the passage and answer the multiple choice questions that follow. 

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Students should complete their AzM2 Close Read Practice: "Green Invaders, Chomp! Meat Eating Plants." Read both passages and answer the multiple choice questions that follow. Do NOT need to answer #23. 

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Students were given the attached AzM2 Close Read Thursday in class to complete for homework and return Friday, December 6th. They will need to read two related passages and answer the multiple choice questions that follow. 

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Review comprehension notes and figurative language chart in reading journals for comprehension exam on Thursday for "Allied with Green." 

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Study academic vocabulary words from Collection 3 as well as critical vocabulary words from "Allied with Green" for vocab quiz on Wednesday.  

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Create your own soliloquy on a topic of your choosing so long as it provides readers/listeners with a positive message. Must choose four or five iambs in each line and must have at least four total lines. 
 
Example: As birds/ flew in /the night/-time sky,
I watched /and waited/ for-the moon/ to shine.
So big,/ so beautiful,/ in all /it’s glory.
How small/ I feel /in the /night sky.
A lonely /human in/ a wild, /wonderful world.
Looking up /so high /from way /down below,
Life is /suddenly put /in to/ clear perspective.

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In a narrative paragraph, you share a personal story or an important experience with the reader. The details in a narrative paragraph should answer the 5 W's ( who, what, when, where, and why). A narrative is often organized according to time (what happened first, next, then, finally). 
 
Narrative Paragraph: Write a paragraph that tells about a memorable experience you've had. Be sure to include the 5 W's. 

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Students completed an AzM2 practice close read with the teacher on Wednesday in class. Now, they will need to complete a second practice close read, "Dreaming Big," independently for homework to assess their skills. Teacher will review Thursday, November 21st in class. 

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Study critical vocabulary terms from the memoir we read on Tuesday, "Mississippi Solo," and review comprehension notes in your reading journal to study for comprehension test on Wednesday. Students took notes on these terms on Tuesday and reviewed the entire test with the teacher. Students were encouraged to take additional notes in their reading journals during the review should they feel they need extra study materials. 
 
Avalanche- a large mass of snow, ice, dirt, or rock falling quickly down the side of a mountain
Insulate- prevent the passage of heat 
Splinter- to break up into sharp, thin pieces
Ethereal- light and airy 

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Study academic vocabulary terms and definitions from Collection 3: Nature at Work for vocabulary quiz on Wednesday. Students took notes on these terms Monday in class. 
 
Affect- to have an influence on or effect a change in something
Element- a part or aspect of something
Ensure- to make sure or certain
Participate- to be active and involved in something or to share in something
Specify- to state exactly or in detail what you want or need

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Students will complete the self-evaluation as a way to double-check their rough drafts before their final submission on Thursday, November 7th. Students will rewrite their rough drafts to include the peer revisions from class on Wednesday and submit their final summary with their evaluation when they come to class on Thursday. 

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Students will use the summary chart they completed in class to produce their rough draft. The summary chart is attached. They will be presenting their summary of the drama "Sorry, Wrong Number" in class TH and F this week. Rough drafts are due Wednesday, November 6th, so we have time to revise with partners in class. 

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Students read three different versions of A Christmas Carol in class on Monday, October 28th. They completed close read notes and a genre comparison chart. They will need to study their notes and the comparison chart for their quiz tomorrow on Tuesday, October 29th. 
 
The comparison chart and the quiz they will be taking are attached. 

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Study notes in your reading journal for your Elements of Drama quiz and review the Story Map for the drama "Sorry, Wrong Number" in preparation for your comprehension test on Friday, October 25th! Should you wish to reread the drama, you may sign a textbook out Thursday night. 

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We recently finished a short story entitled "Another Place, Another Time" based on a visual from The Chronicles of Henry Burdick. Students will spend Friday, October 18th, writing their own short story based on a different visual. They should find the visual in the attached PDF and start their short story with the first line provided. 
 
We will share story stories on Monday, October 21st. Students should write in their neatest and best AND take the time to revise and edit over the weekend. One page of journal writing is the length expectation. 
 
7A- "Under the Rug." Two weeks passed and it happened again. 
7B- "Uninvited Guests." His heart was pounding. He was sure he had seen the doorknob turn. 

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Complete "The Grinch" worksheet if student did not finish in class. Highlight the similes in one color and the metaphors in another color. If you do not have a highlighter at home, please underline using two different colors. Choose one simile or metaphor to illustrate on the back. Due Thursday. 

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Complete "The Song of Wandering Aengus/Sonnet 43 Test" and submit for homework grade on Wednesday. 

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PARENT- STUDENT HOMEWORK
1. Please subscribe to my teacher webpage for BOTH Literature and Composition in your student's section. Due Monday. Worth 10 points. 
2. Please join class dojo. You should look for your students HOMEROOM teacher and their section. All of your child's co-teachers will be added to the class so every teacher your child sees throughout the day will have the opportunity to award points and message parents as needed. Your child is being sent home today with the code you need to subscribe once you download the ClassDojo app. 
 
PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHMENT FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS. A paper copy will be sent home with your child today. Thank you! 

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BOLD ACTION ARGUMENT OUTLINE
 
Students have been working extensively on their outline for the past week. They have had time to peer edit and make revisions. The outline is attached in case it needs referenced again. Paragraph 1 should be the hook and thesis statement, paragraph 2 is all about risks, paragraph 3 is all about rewards, paragraph 4 is their claim (are they for it or against it and why), and paragraph 5 is their conclusion.
 
They need to rewrite these outlines on to lined paper as their final drafts. I would also suggest having students read aloud to a family member to practice their presentation prior to Wednesday. 
 
Students will be presenting their essay WITH a visual display this week starting on Wednesday and we will go through Friday. They must all be prepared on Wednesday should their number be called. 

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Finish feather design for Monday if you did not finish in class. Students will present poems on Monday and add their feather to the board to create a giant set of wings in which students will get their pictures taken. 

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Study for comprehension test on Friday from our reading of "Icarus's Flight." We will be working on our own poems about aviation and taking flight throughout the week. The first stanza will be due Wednesday. The second stanza will be due Thursday. The final draft (including all three stanzas, total of 4 lines in each stanza) will be due Friday.