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In addition, we evaluate styles and techniques of noted classical as well as contemporary writers in order to promote proper use of conventions and develop student voice for captivating an audience. Students compose prose and poetic writing pieces, and for our language arts class, there is one major book project due quarterly.
For History, at the seventh grade level we study each inhabitable continent from the fall of Rome’s mighty empire through the Age of Exploration. I introduce each unit of study with an entertaining overview, Flocabulary: Hip-Hop History of the World. We then work backward through our curriculum–The Medieval World and Beyond. Our primary focus is to connect the five areas of social studies: economy, government, history, geography, and culture.
FILM, DOCUMENTARY & AUDITORY DISC LIST
Periodically I supplement instruction with visual and audio reproductions related to our academic content. Please see the list at the link below to familiarize yourself with offerings. film_list_new_.docx
For students with active SPED and/or 504 plans, I work with highly qualified staff to meet specific curriculum needs suggested. For those with TAG designations (as well as others who might qualify based on academic complexity of classwork), a class TAG plan is offered/may be suggested during our student-lead conference time.
Home Reading: Students read each evening for 15+ minutes and turn in the weekly sheet w/parent signature. Home reading sheets are graded on a 4-point scale and are our only exception to our grading policy mentioned earlier (Completed sheets turned in on Monday=4pts., Tuesday=3pts., Wednesday=2pts.,...). Click 'reading sheet' docx below to download a copy if student forgets to pick one up from shelves near door
Newsroom-216: Beginning in the middle of the first quarter students will use our formatted graphic organizer, to write three news stories due weekly. They confer in a category-specific news team prior to each member reporting aloud on one of their current events news stories. Homework is assigned weekly for students in this category.
Click below to download a copy of the news sheet (if student forgets to pick one up from shelves near door). Also here, you'll find the student news categories for the school year.
**ASSIGNMENTS ABOVE (Home Rdg. & News)
MAY NOT BE TURNED IN LATE**
**Please see the link below to track & download the news team schedule and assignment document for the 2015-16 school year:
**ANY OTHER ASSIGNMENT MAY BE TURNED IN FOR CREDIT DURING THE QUARTER IT IS DUE AS LONG AS STUDENTS ATTACH THE LATE WORK SLIP W/PARENT SIGNATURE IN ORDER TO VERIFY AWARENESS THAT IT'S TURNED IN AFTER THE DUE-DATE.