Warm-up 9/3/13 On page 4 of your journal… Please answer the following question What makes a story unforgettable? Answer in 2-3 sentences Hint: Start by thinking of your favorite book or story then think about all the elements that kept you interested. Vocabulary Define: ferocity, quiver, linger, sheepishly, portly, unison, conviction, scowl, trudge Ex: 1. Ferocity: fierceness, anger 2. Quiver:
Warm Up 9/4/13 On Page 6 of your Journal… Revisit your first week of seventh grade. In 1 paragraphs, retell the most significant occurrences of that week. Think of the people you met, the new things you encountered, the feelings you had: good, bad, and ugly. Be sure to use at least 3-4 of your vocabulary words from yesterday in your story.
Warm UP 9/5/13 On page 8 of your journal… Draw a picture that is symbolic of the relationship between an protagonist and a antagonist. Ex: Character vs. Nature Car(person in car)= Protagonist Tornado= Antagonist
Warm-up 9/6/2013 On page 10 in your journal… Now that you have read at least the first two paragraphs of the story “Seventh Grade,” write a continuation of the story. You must incorporate at least 2-3 vocabulary words and it should only be a paragraph long. (YOU MAY NOT USE THE WORD LINGER. IN ANY FORM!!!!)
Warm-up 9/9/2013 On page 12 of your journal… Think of a situation in your life that is similar to the story “Seventh Grade.” Describe that incident in a few sentences. If you do not have a similar life event then try to think of a book that you have read that relates to situations that occurred in this story.
Warm-up 9/10/13 On page 14 in your journal… Answer the following question… What does the future look like to you? Think of advances in technology, breakthroughs in medicine, the state of the world: air, supplies, nature, etc… Write these words down. Then rate them on a scale of 1-3. 1= I don’t know what this word means at all uninhabitable 2= I have pretty good idea of what it means 3= I know what it means: I can define it and use it • Copious • Disembodied • Evasive • Foray • Foresight(ed) • Languish • Posterity • Reproof
Warm-up 9/11/13 On page 16 of your journal… • Grab a yellow Warriner’s Handbook textbook from the back green table. • On page 28 of that textbook, read the paragraph for Exercise 4. • Then, write down every proper noun, common noun, and pronoun you see. You must tell which sentence you found it in by stating the number of the sentence (F.Y.I There are ten sentences all together)
Warm-up 9/12/13 There is no warm-up today. You need to just read
Warm-up 9/13/13 On page 20 of your journal… 1st 4thBlk: How does the different settings in “The Last Dog” change how the characters behave? 2ndBlk Complete questions 2,3, and 5 from “The Sand Castle”
Warm-up 9/16/13 Read and/or Study for your quiz: pronouns, common nouns, proper nouns “The Last Dog” Vocabulary Words
Warm-up 9/17/13 On page 22 of your journal… 1. Define Pronoun. 2. Define Proper noun 3. Define common noun. (REFER TO YOUR NOTES IN YOUR NOTEBOOK!!!) Then on page 139 in your textbook, match the vocabulary word with its definition -Be sure to write the word next to its definition *Look under VOCABULARY IN CONTEXT(IN GREEN)
Warm-up 9/18/2013 No warm-up (Map Testing)
Warm-up 9/19/13 On page 24 of your journal… 1. In 1-2 sentences answer the question, What turns a crowd into a mob? 2. Turn to pg 34 of the Warriner’s book and copy down 2c(located under the title “The Adjective). Then copy down the yellow chart below it (EXACTLY HOW YOU SEE IT IN THE TEXT)
Warm-up 9/20/13 Complete the Exposition part of the “Monsters on Maple Street” handout The plot diagram is located on the back of the fill in the blank sheet
Warm-up 9/23/13 On page 23… Use a word(s) to modify the following nouns: • Mother/Mom • Bike • Beach • France • Pants SIT AT THE LAST TABLE YOU WERE AT WITH YOUR GROUP!!!!
Warm-up 9/26/13 On page 26 of your journal… Use EVIDENCE and Line numbers from “Thank You Ma’m” to prove the following statements True or False. WRITE YOUR ANSWER IN COMPLETE SENTENCES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! • Mrs. Jones is a generous woman. • Be sure to mention whether this statement is true or false before you use text evidence • Roger doesn’t care about by Mrs. Jones’ nice gestures • Be sure to mention whether this statement is true or false before you use text evidence • Roger is not use to being treated so kindly • Be sure to mention whether this statement is true or false before you use text evidence
Warm-up 9/30/13 On page 28 of your journal… • Take a Jr. Scholastic from the back dark brown table. • Read the article on page 15 titled “Star Power.” • Decide which side of the argument you agree with and support your side in one paragraph (5-7 sentences) Remember, the first thing you must do in your paragraph is state your claim!
Warm-up 9/30/13-2ndBlk On page 28 of your journal… • Take a Jr. Scholastic from the back dark brown table. • Read the article on page 15 titled “Star Power.” • Write down at least two questions that pop into your mind as you read the article. Or Write questions that you think people should ask themselves before they make a YES or NO decision on the topic • Decide which side of the argument you agree with and support your side in one paragraph (5-7 sentences) Remember, the first thing you must do in your paragraph is state your claim!
Warm-up 10/1/13 You need to organize your journal; they will be checked soon as a formal grade! • On page 25: “Thank You Ma’m” –On top of your STOP and Notice and Note • On page 27: This will be your “I think” “Because” claim wks (we will be using this in class today so don’t put it in there yet) • On page 30: Crossword Puzzle “Thank You Ma’m”