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 Welcome to WCA 7th Grade English!
 
Here is a link to our 7th-Grade Homework Calendar: 

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ELA Weekly Plannner
 
Friday, December 7
Quiz - Boy at the Top of the Mountain, Chapters 1-9 - Short Answer / Handwritten
Berghof Shading
Homework: None
 
Thursday, December 6
Boy at the Top of the Mountain, Chapter 9, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Berghof Shading
Homework: None
 
Wednesday, December 5
Boy at the Top of the Mountain, Chapter 8, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Berghof Shading
IXL K.3
Homework: IXL K.3 if not finished in class
 
Tuesday, December 4
Boy at the Top of the Mountain, Chapter 7, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Berghof Digital Tour
IXL K.2
Homework: IXL K.2 if not finished in class
 
Monday, December 3
Boy at the Top of the Mountain, Chapter 6, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Finish Flipgrid Broadcast - Chapter 4 Uniforms - Explain how uniforms guide the events of chapter 4.
IXL K.1
Homework: IXL K.1 if not finished in class
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Friday, November 30
Boy at the Top of the Mountain, Chapter 5, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Socrative Quiz: Mountains Chapters 1-5
Flipgrid Broadcast - Chapter 4 Uniforms - Explain how uniforms guide the events of chapter 4.
Homework: None
 
Thursday, November 29
Boy at the Top of the Mountain, Chapter 5, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Flipgrid Broadcast - Chapter 4 Uniforms - Explain how uniforms guide the events of chapter 4.
Homework: None
 
Wednesday, November 28
Boy at the Top of the Mountain, Chapter 3, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Sign Language Introduction
Homework: None
 
Tuesday, November 27
Boy at the Top of the Mountain, Chapter 2, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Sign Language Introduction
Homework: None
 
Monday, November 26
Boy at the Top of the Mountain, Chapter 1, Read, Analyze, Discuss
WWII Background Information
Google Classroom Uniform Response: You become the person you are pretending to be.
Homework: Finish Google Classroom Response if not done in class.
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Wednesday, November 14
In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Chapters 29-31, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Journal Write in Google Classroom, IXL BB2, Socrative Quiz
Homework: IXL BB.2
 
Tuesday, November 13
In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Chapter 28, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Journal Write in Google Classroom, IXL BB1
Homework: IXL BB.1
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Friday, November 9
In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Chapter 27, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Socrative Quiz - All Chapters
Homework: None
 
Thursday, November 8
In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Chapter 26, Read, Analyze, Discuss
IXL Y3
Google Classroom: Letter from Aunt Eva
Homework: Google Classroom: Letter from Aunt Eva
 
Wednesday, November 7
In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Chapter 25, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Homework: None
 
Tuesday, November 6
In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Chapter 24, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Complete Subjects and Complete Predicates
IXL Y2 in class
Google Classroom: Letter to Julius
Homework: Google Classroom: Letter to Julius
 
Monday, November 5
In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Chapters 22 and 23, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Declarative, Interrogative, Imperative, Exclamatory sentence activity
Homework: IXL Y1
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Friday, November 2
In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Chapter 21, Read, Analyze, Discuss
WW1 Propaganda Posters
30-Second 1918 San Diego setting podcast 
Blackbirds Quiz
Homework: None
 
Thursday, November 1
In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Chapter 20, Read, Analyze, Discuss
WW1 Propaganda Posters
30-Second 1918 San Diego setting podcast research
Homework: IXL T1 and T2 due Friday
 
Wednesday, October 31
In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Chapter 19, Read, Analyze, Discuss
WW1 Propaganda Posters
30-Second 1918 San Diego setting podcast research
Homework: None
 
Tuesday, October 30
In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Chapter 18, Read, Analyze, Discuss
WW1 Propaganda Posters
30-Second 1918 San Diego setting podcast research
Homework: None
 
Monday, October 29
Catch up on any unread chapters in Blackbirds.
Homework: None
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Friday, October 26
In the Shadows of Blackbirds, Chapter 17 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
WW1 Propaganda Posters
Homework: None
 
Thursday, October 25
In the Shadows of Blackbirds, Chapter 16 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
WW1 Propaganda Posters
IXL quiz in-class
Homework: None
 
Wednesday, October 24
In the Shadows of Blackbirds, Chapters 14/15 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
WW1 Propaganda Posters
Homework: None
 
Tuesday, October 23
In the Shadows of Blackbirds, Chapter 13 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
Introduce WW1 Propaganda Posters
Homework:  IXL V1, V2, and V3 due Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
 
Monday, October 22
In the Shadows of Blackbirds, Chapter 12 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
Blackbird Quiz - Chapters 5-12
Propaganda Review / Introduction
Homework: IXL V1, V2, and V3 due Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
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Friday, October 19
In the Shadow of Blackbirds,  Chapters 10 and 11 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
Homework: None
 
Thursday, October 18
Independent Reading Project Presentations
In the Shadow of Blackbirds,  Chapter 9 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
Homework: None
 
Wednesday, October 17
In the Shadows of Blackbirds, Chapter 8 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
Verbal Presentation Practice
Writing time for Written Justifications for the Independent Reading Project
Homework: Independent Reading Project due Thursday, October 18
 
Tuesday, October 16
In the Shadows of Blackbirds, Chapter 7 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
Date Stamping Events in Blackbirds
Writing time for Written Justifications for the Independent Reading Project
Homework: Independent Reading Project due Thursday, October 18
 
Monday, October 15
In the Shadows of Blackbirds, Chapters 5/6 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
Date Stamping Events in Blackbirds
Writing time for Written Justifications for the Independent Reading Project
Homework: Independent Reading Project due Thursday, October 18
 
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Friday, October 12
Independent Reading Project Written Justification writing time
Homework: Independent Reading Project due on Thursday, October 18
 
Thursday, October 11
In the Shadows of Blackbirds, Chapter 4 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
Blackbirds Quiz Chapters 1-4- Socrative
Homework: IXL D1, D2, and D3 due on Friday, October 12 at 8 a.m.
 
Wednesday, October 10
In the Shadows of Blackbirds, Chapter 3 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
Homework: IXL D1, D2, and D3 due on Friday, October 12
 
Tuesday, October 9
In the Shadows of Blackbirds, Chapter 2 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
Opening Paragraph of Written Justification for Independent Reading Project
Homework: IXL D1, D2, and D3 due on Friday, October 12
 
Monday, October 8
In the Shadows of Blackbirds, Chapter 1 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
Notes on 1918 Flu Pandemic
Date Stamping Events in Blackbirds
Review Written Justification expectations for Independent Reading Project - Sample Writing Examples
Homework: IXL D1, D2, and D3 due on Friday, October 12
 
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Friday, October 5
Pajama Quiz - The Final Chapters
Review of Written Justification requirements for Independent Reading Project
Homework: None
 
Thursday, October 4
Independent Reading Quiz
Pajama Shading - Chapter titles
Homework: None
 
Wednesday, October 3
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Chapters 19/20 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
Pajama Shading - Chapter titles
Homework: Prepare for Independent Reading Quiz on Thursday
 
Tuesday, October 2
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Chapters 17/18 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
Pajama Shading - Chapter titles
Homework: Prepare for Independent Reading Quiz on Thursday
 
Monday, October 1
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Chapters 15/16 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
IXL A.1 90/50
Google Classroom Paragraph Response - Bruno's Perspective
Homework: IXL A.1 if not finished in class, Bruno's Perspective if not done in class.
 
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Friday, September 28
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Chapter 14, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Socrative Quiz - Pajamas Chapters 8-14
IXL A.1 - not homework
Homework: None
 
Thursday, September 27
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Chapters 12/13, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Pajama Chapter Podcast
Homework: None
 
Wednesday, September 26
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Chapter 11, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Shading Scene for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Homework: None
 
Tuesday, September 25
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Chapters 10, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Shading Scene for The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Homework: Google Classroom Paragraph Response
 
Monday, September 24
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Chapters 8/9, Read, Analyze, Discuss
IXL E6/E7
Homework: Finish IXL E6/E7
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Friday, September 21
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Chapter 7, Read, Analyze, Discuss
IXL E6/E7 - In-class only - 90/50
Socrative Quiz - Pajamas Chapters 1-7
Homework: Independent Reading finished by October 4
 
Thursday, September 20
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Chapter 6, Read, Analyze, Discuss
IXL E6/E7 - In-class only - 90/50
Homework: Independent Reading finished by October 4
 
Wednesday, September 19
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Chapter 5 - Read, Analyze, Discuss
Introduction to Shading
Homework: Independent Reading finished by October 4
 
Tuesday, September 18
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Chapters 3 and 4, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Shading Introduction
Homework: IXL E5
 
Monday, September 17
Boy in the Striped Pajamas - Chapters 1 and 2, Read, Analyze, Discuss
Introduce Independent Reading Project
Homework: IXL E4
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Friday, September 14
Van Gogh and the Community 
Homework: None
 
Thursday, September 13
Picasso and the Community Continued - Google Classroom 2-paragraph analysis
Homework: None
 
Wednesday, September 12
Giver Movie vs. Novel Quiz - Socrative - Open Note
Picasso and the Community - Analyze Picasso's Guernica and Lowry's Chapter 15
Homework: IXL E3
 
Tuesday, September 11
The Giver Movie - in-class
Focus on changes to bring novel into movie format / Venn Diagam
Homework: None
 
Monday, September 10
The Giver Movie - in-class
Focus on changes to bring novel into movie format
Homework: None
  
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Monday, September 3
Labor Day Holiday :-)
 
Tuesday, September 4
The Giver, Chapters 20/21 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
Giver Storyboard Continued - Symbolic Representations / Captions / Significance Paragraph - In-Class
Homework: Finish Giver Storyboard / Paragraph
 
Wednesday, September 5
Finish The Giver, Chapters 22/23 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
Giver Final Quiz
Homework: IXL E.2
 
Thursday, September 6
MAPs Testing
 
Friday, September 7
MAPs Testing
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Monday, August 27
The Giver, Chapter 13 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
Giver Storyboard - Symbolic representations / captions
Homework: None
 
Tuesday, August 28
The Giver, Chapter 14 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
Review of Friday's Short Answer Quiz - Sample Answers Provided
Giver Storyboard Continued - Symbolic Representations / Captions / Significance Paragraph - In-Class
Homework: IXL E1 - Sensory Details
 
Wednesday, August 29
The Giver, Chapters 15 and 16 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
Introduction of Independent Reading Project
Giver Storyboard Continued - Symbolic Representations / Captions / Significance Paragraph - In-Class
Homework: Signed Reading Contract due Friday, Aug. 31
 
Thursday, August 30
The Giver, Chapter 17- Read, Analyze, Discuss text
Giver Storyboard Continued - Symbolic Representations / Captions / Significance Paragraph - In-Class
Giver Quiz - Chapters 1-17 on Socrative
Homework: Signed Reading Contract due Friday, Aug. 31
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Monday, August 20
The Giver, Chapter 8 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
30-Second Radio Broadcast - Reporting Live from the Ceremony of Twelve at the Community Auditorium (Part 1)
Homework:
IXL S1 in Sixth-Grade Language Arts (Determine the meaning of idioms from context - Set 1)
IXL S2 in Sixth-Grade Language Arts (Identify the meaning of idioms and adages - Set 1)
For both lessons, full-credit is earned at 90 points. Do not go over 70 questions in either lesson.
 
Tuesday, August 21
The Giver, Chapter 9 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
30-Second Radio Broadcast - Reporting Live from the Ceremony of Twelve at the Community Auditorium (Part 2)
XL S3 in Sixth-Grade Language Arts (Determine the meaning of idioms from context - Set 2)
Homework: None
 
Wednesday, August 22
The Giver, Chapter 10 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
30-Second Radio Broadcast - Summarizing a Jonas interview
Homework: IXL S4 in Sixth-Grade Language Arts (Identify the meaning of idioms and adages - Set 2)
 
Thursday, August 23
The Giver, Chapter 11 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
30-Second Radio Broadcast - Summarizing a Jonas interview
Homework: Google Classroom One-Paragraph Sunburn Response

On page 109, after having received the memory of a sunburn, Jonas tells the Giver that, “now I understand better, what it meant, that there would be pain.” The Giver didn’t respond,, sat silently for a moment and then told Jonas to go home. In a well-written paragraph, please explain how and why the Giver’s silent response to Jonas’ comment foreshadows what awaits Jonas in the near future. Be specific as to the type of experiences this foreshadowing may be telling readers.

 
Friday, August 24
The Giver, Chapter 12 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
The Giver Quiz - Chapters 1-10 (Short Answer Hand-Written Response)
Homework: None, it's Friday! Enjoy your weekend!

 

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Monday, August 13
The Giver, Chapter 1 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
Precision of Language Focus - Implications on how Community functions
Syllabus Review
Google Classroom Login
IXL Login
Homework: None, it's the first day of school :-)
 
Tuesday, August 14
The Giver, Chapters 2 and 3 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
Google Classroom 1-Paragraph Response: In chapter 1, Lois Lowry gives us background information on the Community. In a well-written paragraph, please tell me about at least two things that Lowry shared that you feel are significant about the community. Also, tell me why you believe these pieces of information will be significant. 
Homework: None, it's the second day of school :-)
 
Wednesday, August 15
The Giver, Chapter 4 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
Giver Graphic Organizer - Putting the Community in its place.
Homework: None, it's the third day of school :-)
 
Thursday, August 16
The Giver, Chapter 5 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
The Giver, Chapter 6 - Partner Read
Goguardian Registration
Homework: None, it's still the first week of school :-)
 
Friday, August 17
Idiom Review
Quiz on Chapters 1-5 of The Giver - Socrative Quiz
The Giver, Chapter 7 - Read, Analyze, Discuss text
Homework: None, it's Friday :-)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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