English 7
Rogue Wave (short story)
Monday, October 9, 2017 1:20 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
We began reading and analyzing the short story from our literature textbook titled Rogue Wave. We will read the entire story in class, but I included a digital copy for your reference as parents and also in the event that your child is absent in the next few days.

Rogue Wave (short story).pdf



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Academic Open House Presentation
Friday, October 6, 2017 12:59 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
It was really great to meet so many of you last night at the Academic Open House. As promised, here is the PowerPoint presentation that I went over. Please email me if you have any questions or you want to check in about your child. [Image:ELA 7 - B
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Rogue Wave Vocabulary
Friday, October 6, 2017 12:53 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Next week we will begin reading and analyzing the short story from our literature textbook titled Rogue Wave. Today we previewed some vocabulary from the story. Students were asked to complete the vocab assignment by the end of the period or finish i
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Shadow Spinner Vocabulary
Thursday, October 5, 2017 3:43 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Today students worked on vocabulary for Shadow Spinner. They were asked to name the part of speech, list at least one synonym, create an illustration, and write the word in a sentence. Please note that the sentence and illustration should clearly sho
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Shadow Spinner
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 6:07 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
We began reading our first novel, Shadow Spinner. We read Chapter 1 and answered the comprehension questions in class today. The students were asked to read Chapters 2-5 and answer the comprehension questions for homework. [Image:Shadow Spinner Ch.
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Daily Language Week 2 and Shadow Spinner
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 4:15 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Today in class we discussed "things good readers do", signed book contracts for Shadow Spinner and began previewing and making predictions for the story. We also began Daily Language week 2 which focuses on adjectives. [Image:Things Good
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Homework -- Shadow Spinner book contract
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 3:59 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Students received the novel Shadow Spinner in class today, and were asked to get the book contract signed and returned by tomorrow. Homework: Sign and return the Shadow Spinner book contract Due: Wednesday, October 4th
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Homework -- Arabian Nights Assignments
Monday, October 2, 2017 10:57 AM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Students spent today working on completing and submitting four assignments we worked on last week. This was their last opportunity to have in-class work time to complete this work. Anything that was not completed by the end of class today became home
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Academic Open House Schedule
Monday, October 2, 2017 10:34 AM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Below you will find the schedule for the Academic Open House (Back to School Night), which is this Thursday, October 5th from 5:00 to 6:30PM. The schedule is structured with 14 minute blocks for each class and a 5 minute passing period between each p
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Homework - Progress Reports
Friday, September 29, 2017 8:58 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Mid-quarter progress reports were given out to the students today in class. These reports should be read over and signed by a parent or guardian. If there are any questions or concerns regarding them, please feel free to email me directly. Homework:
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Story Map #2 and Arabian Nights summary and analysis
Friday, September 29, 2017 12:56 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Students completed story map #2 which asked them to explain the beginning, middle and end of The Arabian Nights. Then students completed a worksheet that asked them to summarize the key events in the frame story of The Arabian Nights, and explain how
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Daily Language - Week 1
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 11:00 AM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Yesterday we began working on grammar by diagramming sentences. This will be part of an 8 week series that will start with identifying nouns and eventually have the students labeling various parts of speech. I have attached this week's daily language
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Arabian Nights Reflection
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:00 AM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
We are continuing to read through The Arabian Nights. As we get deeper into the story we are working on contextualizing the setting (when and where the story takes place) to help us understand the gender stereotypes and inequalities we are seeing bet
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Story Map for Arabian Nights
Monday, September 25, 2017 11:07 AM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Today in class the students worked on completing a story map for The Arabian Nights. They were asked to complete the first four sections: title/author, setting, characters and main problem. We will complete the solution to the main problem once we ar
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Voting Link
Friday, September 22, 2017 1:33 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Students must be logged in to their oakarts account to vote. Voting will be open until 5pm. [ https://goo.gl/forms/awseMrRB94LyS7Rk2 ]https://goo.gl/forms/awseMrRB94LyS7Rk2
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Homework Due 9/22 -- Arabian Nights Vocab Worksheet
Thursday, September 21, 2017 4:07 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Students spent some time in class filling out a vocab worksheet that demonstrates their understanding of terms used in the story "The Arabian Nights". They were asked to find the part of speech, at least one synonym, create an illustration,
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Rights and Responsibilities/Frame Stories/The Arabian Nights
Thursday, September 21, 2017 11:53 AM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
We spent some time in class on Wednesday talking about rights and responsibilities of a student in a classroom. We first determined the difference between rights and responsibilities by looking at the definitions of each. Rights vs. Responsibilities
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Drafting, Revising, Editing and Publishing
Sunday, September 17, 2017 10:49 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
The students spent Tuesday and Wednesday's class time drafting their essays, and Thursday and Friday were dedicated to revising and editing their drafts. There were lessons that reviewed revising and editing strategies with the students and checklist
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5 Step Writing Process Lesson
Monday, September 11, 2017 8:43 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Today in class I reviewed the 5 Steps of the writing process: prewrite, drafting, revising, editing and publishing. The students completed the prewrite Friday of last week, and will begin drafting tomorrow. [Image:The Writing Process Lesson.pdf]
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Comparative Essay
Friday, September 8, 2017 11:38 AM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
The students will spend the next week working in class on an informal writing assessment. They will write a comparative essay reflecting on how 7th grade is different from/similar to 6th grade. I will use this assessment to gain a general sense of ea
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Vocabulary Presentation Assignment
Thursday, September 7, 2017 11:12 AM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
The students will use Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences to present a Greek or Latin root to the class at their assigned time during the semester. Presentation dates range from September 12th to December 21st. Students chose their root
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"spect" activity
Friday, September 1, 2017 12:51 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Students were asked to work in small groups and use Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences to teach the class about the Greek/Latin root "spect". Students had time in class to pick their groups, create a plan, and work on their l
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Greek/Latin Roots and Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Thursday, August 31, 2017 12:37 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
On Wednesday 8/30 and Thursday 8/31, we discussed the value of learning Greek and Latin roots and learned about Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences. [Image:Value of Learning GreekLatin Roots.pdf] [Image:Multiple Intelligences Lesson.p
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Rules/Expectations
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 12:09 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
We spent the second day working on creating a classroom culture of respect and trust -- for one another and the learning environment. Students learned about the qualities of a good rule and used those qualities as a guide to create our own class rule
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First Day and Syllabus
Monday, August 28, 2017 12:40 PM -0700By: Anna DeRoos
Hello and welcome! On the first day of school we did introductions and reviewed the syllabus. Attached you will find the syllabus for your reference. A hard copy was sent home to be signed and returned by Wednesday 8/31. [Image:ELA 7 syllabus.doc]
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